US Pat. No. 10,556,850

PROCESS FOR THE PURIFICATION OF ACROLEIN

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for purifying acrolein, the process comprisinga) splitting a liquid feed stream comprising acrolein into at least a first liquid stream and a second liquid stream,
b) introducing the first liquid stream with a temperature T1 into a distillation column at a point between the top and the bottom of the distillation column,
c) introducing the second liquid stream with a temperature T2 into the distillation column at the top of the distillation column,
d) withdrawing an overhead vapor stream enriched in acrolein from the distillation column, and
e) withdrawing a bottom stream depleted in acrolein from the distillation column,
wherein the temperature T2 of the second liquid stream in said introducing c) is lower than the temperature T1 of the first liquid stream in said introducing b).

US Pat. No. 10,560,368

ISLAND TOPOLOGIES AND ROUTING IN HYBRID MESH NETWORKS

Airties Kablosuz Iletisim...

1. A wireless network device comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a broadcasted hello message, wherein the broadcasted hello message indicates interface information of neighbor nodes in a network;
a processor configured to generate an announce message that includes network topology and the interface information;
the transceiver configured to transmit the announce message to unblocked hello peers of the wireless network device;
the transceiver configured to receive, on a wired interface from another node, a hello message, wherein the wireless network device and the another node are identified as island heads based on the received hello message and wherein the wired interface is utilized for communication between the island heads; and
the processor configured to identify immediate neighbor nodes, wherein immediate neighbor nodes having a least path cost are assigned to the wireless network device and wireless links between different island nodes, in relation to the immediate neighbor nodes, are not configured.

US Pat. No. 10,556,189

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED BUILDING BLOCK APPLICATIONS

1. A fluid-responsive substantially rhombohedral building block comprising:a first group of three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces, each of the three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces having four concave edges and four vertices, the three surfaces joined at a first common vertex and along a first group of common adjacent edges; and
a second group of three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces, the second group substantially congruent to the first group, the second group joined to the first group along a second group of common adjacent edges;
wherein the joining of the first group to the second group results in each of the substantially diamond-shaped surfaces forming six concave substantially identical surfaces; and
wherein each of the six concave substantially identical surfaces face an exterior direction.

US Pat. No. 10,555,616

ROCKING DEVICE

1. A device for rocking a hammock holding a human, wherein the device comprises:a frame having an upper surface defining a slot;
a lever arm, wherein the lever arm is rotatably coupled with the frame at a pivot point and an upper portion of the lever arm extends outside of the frame through the slot;
a solenoid coupled with the frame, wherein:
a plunger of the solenoid is coupled with the lever arm; and
the plunger, when actuated by the solenoid, rotates the lever arm about the pivot point in a first rotational direction;
a cord, wherein the cord comprises:
a first end coupled with an upper half of the lever arm; and
a second end; and
a first signaling device coupled with the frame, wherein the solenoid is configured to actuate the plunger upon at least the first signaling device detecting that the lever arm has been rotated about the pivot point in a second rotational direction to a first rotational position, by a hammock coupled with the second end of the cord.

US Pat. No. 10,560,506

IDENTIFYING PREVIOUSLY STREAMED PORTIONS OF A MEDIA TITLE TO AVOID REPETITIVE PLAYBACK

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating a first set of fingerprints based on a first video sequence by, for each portion of the first video sequence:
comparing content associated with two or more frames in the portion to identify a representative frame in the portion, and
generating, based on the representative frame, a different fingerprint that identifies the portion of the first video sequence;
generating a second set of fingerprints based on a second video sequence, wherein each fingerprint included in the second set of fingerprints identifies a different portion of the second video sequence;
comparing the first set of fingerprints to the second set of fingerprints to determine that a first portion of the first video sequence is substantially similar to a second portion of the second video sequence; and
when playing back the second video sequence, causing the second video sequence to advance past the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,999

DATA GENERATION METHOD, DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD, DATA GENERATION DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A data generation device comprising:a generating circuit configured to generate video data according to a High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard; and
a storage to store:
video usability information (VUI) including a value selected from candidate values, the candidate values indicating respective opt-electrical transfer functions (OETFs); and
supplemental enhancement information (SEI) including a high dynamic range (HDR) parameter, wherein
the OETFs include at least one OETF supporting a standard dynamic range (SDR) for the video data, and
the HDR parameter is provided to widen a SDR to generate a HDR for the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,556,578

ALARMING DEVICE FOR A PARKING BRAKE OF A VEHICLE

1. An alarming device for a vehicle, said device comprising:An ignition system manipulable in a switch-ON state and a switch-OFF state, said ignition system including a key hole and an ignition key, wherein said ignition system is in said switch-OFF state when said ignition key is removed from said key hole, wherein said ignition system is in said switch-ON state when said ignition key is mounted within said key hole, wherein said ignition system is an existing ignition system in a vehicle, wherein said ignition system additionally includes a sensor thereon configured to sense if said ignition system is in said switch-ON state or said switch-OFF state, wherein said vehicle is a tractor; and
A parking brake manipulable in a brake mode and a release mode, wherein said parking brake is an air brake system, said parking brake having a rectangular frame and includes a first knob and a second knob and further includes a first locking mechanism and a second locking mechanism, wherein said first locking mechanism and said second locking mechanism include a sensor thereon, wherein said sensor is connected to a brake system of said vehicle, wherein said first knob and said second knob are mounted adjacently next to each other on said rectangular frame, wherein said first knob includes a cylindrical body protruding perpendicularly from a center portion on a left side of said rectangular frame, wherein said first knob further includes a first knob member mounted to a protruding end of said cylindrical body, wherein said first knob member is hexagonal in shape and extends beyond the diameter of said cylindrical body, wherein said second knob includes a cylindrical body protruding perpendicularly from a center portion on a right side of said rectangular frame, wherein said second knob further includes a second knob member mounted to a protruding end of said cylindrical body, wherein said second knob member has a diamond shape, wherein said parking brake further includes alert devices to be activated when said ignition system is in said switch-OFF state and said parking brake being in said release mode or if said seatbelt is disengaged without activating said parking brake, wherein said parking brake is communicably mounted with said ignition system and to a locking mechanism for a seatbelt of said vehicle, wherein said seatbelt remains in a locked position upon said ignition system being in the switch-OFF state and the parking brake is in the release mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,895

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOBILE DEVICE AND A DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE, DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of operating a mobile device comprising:alternatingly (i) activating a communication module of the mobile device and (ii) deactivating the communication module, the communication module having a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver;
operating the communication module to monitor a surroundings for other mobile devices, while the communication module is activated, in response receiving a request to monitor a surroundings for other mobile devices and in response to a user-defined amount of change in position data of the mobile device;
operating the communication module to transmit data while the communication module is activated, wherein the communication module is activated if at least a predetermined volume of data is to be transmitted; and
supplying electric power from an energy store of the mobile device to the communication module of the mobile device only while the communication module is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,557,572

CONDUIT WITH DAMPING FINGERS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:a conduit comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, wherein the conduit defines an inner channel and is configured to extend through a vane cavity of a vane; and
a damping finger comprising a first portion coupled to the conduit, and a second portion diverging outward from the first portion at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the conduit, wherein the damping finger is resiliently flexible and the second portion of the damping finger is configured to contact an inner surface of the vane; wherein: the first portion comprises an attachment surface in contact with the conduit; the first portion comprises a first surface, opposite the attachment surface, that faces away from the longitudinal axis of the conduit; a second surface of the second portion faces away from the longitudinal axis of the conduit; and the first surface is continuous with the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,559,475

CONTROL OF DIRECTIONALITY IN ATOMIC LAYER ETCHING

Lam Research Corporation,...

18. A method for performing atomic layer etching (ALE) on a substrate, comprising:performing a surface modification operation on a substrate surface, the surface modification operation including exposing the substrate surface to a halogen-containing plasma that converts at least one monolayer of the substrate surface to a modified layer, wherein a bias voltage is applied during the surface modification operation, the bias voltage being configured to control a depth of the substrate surface that is converted by the surface modification operation, wherein the bias voltage is configured to accelerate ions from the first plasma towards the substrate surface without substantially etching the substrate surface;
performing a removal operation on the substrate surface, the removal operation including removing at least a portion of the modified layer from the substrate surface, wherein removing the portion of the modified layer includes a ligand exchange reaction and applying thermal energy to effect desorption of the portion of the modified layer.
US Pat. No. 10,556,999

PURIFICATION AND DECOLORIZATION OF POLYMERS

Tolmar, Inc., Fort Colli...

1. A method for preparing a polymer composition comprising a polymer and a solvent, comprising:(a) adding a metal scavenger to the polymer composition to form a complex with a metal contaminant in the polymer composition;
(b) separating the metal scavenger and metal contaminant complex from the polymer;
(c) adding a photocatalyst to the polymer composition;
(d) exposing the polymer composition to ultraviolet (UV) light to remove color from the polymer composition; and
(e) separating the photocatalyst from the polymer composition.

US Pat. No. 10,557,290

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door, with a motor vehicle door latch having a catch, a pawl, an infeed section and pertaining locking bolt that traverses a course through the infeed section to a pre-latching position to a main latching position, the motor vehicle door comprising:a stop device positioned externally from the motor vehicle door latch, the stop device comprising:
a deflection lever positioned to directly contact the locking bolt when the locking bolt moves along the course through the infeed section, wherein movement of the locking bolt along the course through the infeed section moves the deflection lever and attenuates movement of the locking bolt; and
a transfer lever, wherein movement of the deflection lever directly moves the transfer lever.

US Pat. No. 10,559,545

LAND GRID ARRAY PATTERNS FOR MODULAR ELECTRONICS PLATFORMS AND METHODS OF PERFORMING THE SAME

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus for providing a modular electronics platform for a mobile computing device, the apparatus comprising:a system on module (SOM) comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface is configured to be coupled electrically to one or more chipsets;
a land grid array (LGA) disposed on the second surface of the SOM, wherein the LGA comprises:
one or more center anchor pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, one or more corner anchor pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, a digital signal array disposed on the second surface of the SOM, one or more communications pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, and one or more ground pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM.

US Pat. No. 10,560,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ADVANCED RADIO SYSTEM

Aura Intelligent Systems,...

8. A method of an advanced communication system, the method comprising:generating a first signal with a polyphase coding based on a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with at least one constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (CAZAC) sequence in accordance with a configuration condition, wherein the first signal comprises a polyphase sequence;
applying a digital transmit beamforming to the generated first signal;
converting the first signal to analog from digital;
modulating the converted first signal with an energy source;
emitting, using at least one energy emit element, the modulated first signal;
detecting a second signal comprising at least a portion of the emitted first signal that is reflected from at least one object in a scene in a field-of-view;
demodulating the detected second signal;
converting the second signal to digital from analog;
converting the converted second signal to a computational image; and
generating a 3D image by applying coherent detection to the computational image.

US Pat. No. 10,557,770

PRESSURE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED STRAIN GAUGE

Sensata Technologies, Inc...

1. An apparatus for sensing a pressure of a fluid from a fluid medium comprising:a port body having a peripheral wall surrounding an interior channel for receiving the fluid from the fluid medium, the interior channel extending between the fluid medium and a diaphragm on the port body;
a strain gauge affixed to the port body by a glass substrate, the strain gauge comprising: a first resistor electrically connected between a first input/output (I/O) pad and a ground pad; a second resistor electrically connected between a second I/O pad and the ground pad; a third resistor electrically connected between a third I/O pad and the ground pad; and a fourth resistor electrically connected between a fourth I/O pad and the ground pad;
four current sources, each current source providing a uniform, constant current to one of the I/O pads;
a first output electrically connected between the first I/O pad and the second I/O pad for measuring voltage; and
a second output electrically connected between the third I/O pad and the fourth I/O pad for measuring voltage,
wherein:
each resistor is spaced substantially equidistant from the ground pad to urge uniform mobile ion accumulation across the resistors; and
when the diaphragm experiences pressure from the fluid: the second resistor and the third resistor experience a tension force; and the first resistor and fourth resistor experience a compression force.

US Pat. No. 10,557,522

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a shank including a shaft having an inner extremity, an outer extremity, an inner abutment fixedly mounted to the inner extremity, an outer abutment affixed to the outer extremity, and the shank is arranged about a longitudinal axis that extends from the inner extremity to the outer extremity;
a wire member having an inner end, a pivotally mountable outer end, and a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion between the inner end and the pivotally mountable outer end, the inner end is an inner loop, the inner loop encircles the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the inner loop is movable reciprocally along the shank relative to the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the first portion extends laterally outward from the shank from the inner loop to the second portion, the first portion is transverse relative to the longitudinal axis of the shank and is perpendicular relative to the second portion, the second portion extends alongside the shank from the first portion past the outer extremity and the outer abutment to the third portion ahead of the outer extremity and the outer abutment, the third portion extends inwardly from the second portion toward the longitudinal axis of the shank and forwardly from the second portion to the pivotally mountable outer end, the third portion is aslant relative to the second portion and the longitudinal axis of the shank, the second portion of the wire member is longer than each of the first portion and the third portion of the wire member, the pivotally mountable outer end of the wire member is an outer loop, the inner loop encircles an inner loop axis and the outer loop encircles an outer loop axis, and the outer loop axis is perpendicular relative to the outer loop axis; and
first and second compression springs encircling the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the first and second compression springs and the inner loop are captured on the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the inner loop encircles the shank between the first compression spring and the second compression spring, the first compression spring is tensioned against the inner abutment and the inner loop, the second compression spring is tensioned against the inner loop and the outer abutment, and the first and second compression springs keep tension on either side of the inner loop.

US Pat. No. 10,558,831

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING SPATIALLY RELATED INDICIA

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method in a data capture device of decoding spatially related indicia, the method comprising:at an imaging controller, controlling an image sensor to capture an image containing a plurality of indicia;
at the imaging controller, detecting image positions of each of the indicia;
at the imaging controller, for each of a plurality of indicia pairs:
determining whether the image positions of the indicia in the pair have a predefined spatial relationship; and
responsive to determining that the indicia in the pair have the predefined spatial relationship, presenting (i) values decoded from the indicia in the pair, and (ii) an indicator that the decoded values are related.

US Pat. No. 10,560,899

PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE SLEEP CYCLE CONTROLLER FOR 802.11 WIRELESS DEVICES SUPPORTING LOW-POWER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a sleep mode controller circuit (SMC);
a processor;
a radio-frequency (RF) circuit; and
an oscillator communicatively coupled to the processor and the RF circuit;
wherein the SMC is configured to:
identify from a first received message through the RF circuit that there is no impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device;
based on the received message, put the wireless device into a power down mode, wherein the power down mode includes powering down the processor and powering down the RF circuit;
periodically check for a second received message, including:
powering on the RF circuit on a periodic basis;
determining whether the second received message indicates that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device; and
based on a determination that that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device, powering up the processor; and
the wireless device further includes a frame parser circuit configured to, while the processor is powered down:
periodically check for the second received message upon activation by the SMC:
during the check for the second received message, identify whether the second received message identifies a type of the wireless device; and
based on whether the second received message identifies the type of the wireless device, continue parsing the second received message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,977

METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN INTERACTION FROM A COMMUNICATING DEVICE CONFIGURED TO ESTABLISH A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNEL AND CORRESPONDING TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ProxToMe, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method for performing an interaction between a first communication device configured to establish a first wireless-type communication channel and one or more second devices configured to operate on said first wireless-type communication channel, said first wireless-type communication channel being of the type suitable to allow the implementation of discovery operations to search for devices that become visible, or discoverable, on said first wireless-type communication channel within a radius of operation of said first wireless-type communication channel, said method providing that said first communication device publishes its device attributes on said first wireless-type communication channel to become visible, and detects through said first wireless-type communication channel attributes published by said one or more second devices to become visible, said first communication device accessing a database that comprises stored attributes of visible devices,wherein
said first communication device is configured to establish a second communication channel to communicate in a client-server communication relationship with a remotely located computer server to which said database is associated,
said first communication device, after a discovery operation of one or more second devices sends through said second communication channel to said remotely located computer server a corresponding decoding request comprising at least one system identifier, assigned in the database to said first communication device, and said attributes of the one or more second devices detected on said first wireless-type communication channel,
said remotely located computer server performs with respect to said decoding request a decoding operation that comprises at least one step of obtaining from said database a respective system identifier of the one or more second detected devices,
said remotely located computer server sends through said second communication channel to said first communication device a decoding message comprising a result of said decoding operation that comprises said system identifier,
at the first communication device based on the results indicated in said decoding message received from the remotely located computer server the system identifier received from said remotely located computer server is recorded and is signaled the availability of a determined mode of access to information or services of the one or more second devices detected,
wherein said method includes
creating an unencrypted text representing a challenge in a challenge-response authentication protocol, in the first communication device, said challenge requiring a given secret key to be solved,
accessing to the one or more second detected devices through the first wireless-type communication channel and writing in a selected attribute said unencrypted text,
solving the challenge at the one or more second detected devices by a key there available obtaining an encrypted response to said unencrypted challenge, reading at the first communication device from the selected attribute said encrypted response,
said operation of sending through said second communication channel to said remotely located computer server a corresponding decoding request comprising at least one system identifier, assigned in the database to said first communication device, and said attributes of the one or more second devices detected on said first wireless-type communication channel,
including sending a decoding request message to the remotely located computer server containing also the unencrypted challenge and the encrypted response,
said performing at the remotely located computer server with respect to said decoding request the decoding operation to obtain from said database a respective system identifier of one or more second detected devices including
searching into the database a record associated to the second communication device using said received attributes and retrieving a corresponding key associated to such record, solving at the remotely located computer server the challenge with said key and generating a server encrypted response to the challenge, verifying if the server encrypted response is equal to the encrypted response sent by the first communication device in the decoding request,
sending from said remote computer server through said second communications channel to said first device a decoding message comprising a result of said decoding operation that comprises said system identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,558,599

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOADING A MATRIX INTO AN ACCELERATOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method for loading a matrix in an accelerator circuit, the method comprising:in an augmented direct memory access controller:
reading a matrix, in a data stream, from a first memory device accessible by a system processor;
sending the matrix, in the data stream, to a second memory device in the accelerator circuit;
extracting individual matrix elements from the data stream as the data stream is being sent to the second memory device;
analyzing the extracted individual matrix elements to determine if the matrix is any of a plurality of tested matrix class types as the data stream is being sent to the second memory device; and
when the matrix is one of the plurality of tested matrix class types, using an optimized operation corresponding to the one of the plurality of tested matrix class types in performing a requested operation with the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,558,343

INTERACTION PLANE ROTATION FOR MANIPULATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital environment representing a three-dimensional space, a three-dimensional object on an interaction plane is represented by a two-dimensional point of view defined by an object view vector, a method implemented by at least one computing device of the digital environment, the method comprising:calculating an angle between the interaction plane and the object view vector, the interaction plane projecting relative movements of the three-dimensional object from the two-dimensional point of view defined by the object view vector in the three-dimensional space;
comparing the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane to a threshold value;
determining the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane is less than the threshold value; and
rotating the interaction plane relative to a constant vector based on the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane being less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,560,634

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing a visual inspection of an inspection target object, the image inspection apparatus comprising:an illuminating section for irradiating illumination light on the inspection target object;
an imaging section provided separately from the illuminating section and including:
a light-condensing optical system configured to condense reflected light of the illumination light irradiated on the inspection target object from the illuminating section and reflected on the inspection target object; and
a line camera in which a plurality of imaging elements are arrayed to be linearly arranged, the line camera receiving the reflected light condensed by the light-condensing optical system;
an imaging inclination sensor provided in the imaging section and capable of outputting, when a direction parallel to an optical axis of the light-condensing optical system is represented as a Z axis, a direction orthogonal to the Z axis and parallel to an arranging direction of the imaging elements is represented as an X axis, and a direction orthogonal to the X axis and the Z axis is represented as a Y axis, values indicating inclinations of the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis of the imaging section with respect to a horizontal direction or a gravity direction; and
a display control section for causing, on the basis of the values indicating the inclinations output from the imaging inclination sensor, a display section to display figures or values indicating degrees of at least any two inclinations among the inclinations of the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis of the imaging section, wherein the imaging section is disposed in a position where the imaging section receives specular reflection light of the inspection target object and configured to generate a shape image of the inspection target object making use of a deflectometry principle.

US Pat. No. 10,558,980

ONLINE TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR TRANSACTIONS INCLUDING MULTIPLE PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

AMADEUS S.A.S., Biot (FR...

10. The system of claim 1, wherein the program code is further configured to cause the system to:receive a cancellation confirmation concerning the second product from a respective supplier and a notification that the seller received a first refund payment from the respective supplier for the second product; and
trigger a second refund payment from the seller for the second product in response to receiving the cancellation confirmation and the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,558,746

AUTOMATED COGNITIVE PROCESSING OF SOURCE AGNOSTIC DATA

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A processor implemented method comprising:extracting metadata associated with one or more source documents, wherein the one or more source documents are identified as having a structured form, a semi-structured form, an unstructured form, an image form or a combination thereof, based on the extracted metadata;
processing the one or more source documents to extract data comprising entities and attributes thereof;
extracting data from the one or more source documents in either native language or English language based on cognitive processing of the one or more source documents to obtain an Enterprise-to Business (E2B) Extensible Markup Language (XML) form having a pre-defined set of templates (206);
evaluating the Enterprise-to Business (E2B) XML form for accuracy and completion of the step of extracting data, wherein the evaluating comprises:
correlating the set of templates obtained from the Enterprise-to Business (E2B) XML form to check similarity across the one or more source documents,
computing a confidence score of extraction of entities and attributes in each of the Enterprise-to Business (E2B) XML form, and
computing an overall confidence score for each of the Enterprise-to Business (E2B) XML form based on the confidence score of each of the extraction of entities and attributes and pre-defined weightages thereof;
deciding validity of the one or more source documents based on existence of content in the pre-defined set of templates; and
classifying the validated one or more source documents based on analyses of the content in the pre-defined set of templates using neural networks.

US Pat. No. 10,560,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE ALIAS IDENTIFICATION

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for comparing the location of a first mobile to the location of a second mobile comprising:for a time interval, determining instances when a first mobile and a second mobile share a common location;
assigning a confidence factor to a first instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location;
adding the confidence factor to a comparison score;
for each successive instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location, reducing the confidence factor;
adding the reduced confidence factor to the comparison score;
calculating a comparison score total for the second mobile; and
establishing a comparison score threshold for inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile and inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile when the comparison score exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,558,212

METHOD OF OPERATING A VEHICLE AND A VEHICLE OPERATING SYSTEM

Technological Resources P...

1. A method of operating a vehicle in an area, the method including:demarcating a pre-configured safe working area (SWA) within the area, the SWA being implemented as an electronic representation of a boundary of the area;
generating a zone of interest about the vehicle;
scanning for obstacles relative to the zone of interest;
determining if a detected obstacle satisfies both conditions of being within the SWA and being within the zone of interest; and
taking action regarding further traversal of the area by the vehicle depending on whether or not both preceding conditions are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,557,291

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CLOSING PROCESS OF A VEHICLE WING AND CORRESPONDING VEHICLE CLOSING SYSTEM

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

9. A closing system for a vehicle, comprising:a vehicle wing;
a drive that controls movement of the vehicle wing during a closing process from a start position into an end position that is a closed position, wherein the start position is a pre-engagement position of a lock of the vehicle wing and the end position is a main engagement position of the lock of the vehicle wing; and
an evaluation and control unit that, when the start position is reached, controls the drive of the vehicle wing for a predetermined short first time period to move in a closing direction, in order to start the closing process,
wherein the evaluation and control unit interrupts the movement of the drive after the expiration of the short first time period for a prescribed second time period, in order to warn users or third parties of the imminent closing process of the vehicle wing,
wherein the evaluation and control unit controls the drive after the expiration of the second time period to move again in the closing direction, in order to continue the closing process for a third time period, which is considerably longer than the short first time period, until the vehicle wing has reached the end position,
wherein the vehicle wing is a vehicle door or rear lid.

US Pat. No. 10,556,108

MULTICHANNEL APPARATUS FOR VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

1. A multichannel apparatus to stimulate Vagus nerves comprising:a first pair of electrodes configured to attach to an earlobe of a right external ear;
a second pair of electrodes configured to attach to an earlobe of a left external ear;
a third pair of electrodes configured to attach to a cymba conchae of the right external ear; and
a controller coupled to the first, second, and third pair of electrodes, wherein the controller is configured to:
activate or deactivate the first, second and third electrodes;
expel one or more pulses to the right and left external ears, wherein the first and second pair of electrodes provide a first channel of transmission for the one or more pulses transmitted to the earlobes of the right and left external ears; and
provide a stimulation treatment to the Vagus nerves associated with the right and left external ears,
wherein the stimulation treatment comprises one or more pulses of electrical stimulation,
wherein a polarity of the one or more pulses is periodically inverted,
wherein a duration of a negative polarity pulse is about three times a duration of a positive polarity pulse,
wherein an amplitude of the positive polarity pulse from the one or more pulses transmitted to the earlobes of the right and left external ears is within a range of approximately 0.366 to 0.433 milliamps, and
wherein an amplitude of the negative polarity pulse from the one or more pulses transmitted to the earlobes of the right and left external ears is within a range of approximately 0.1 to 0.166 milliamps.
US Pat. No. 10,555,893

LEAVE-ON HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

1. A leave-on hair styling composition comprising:(a) about 1 to about 50 wt. % of beeswax;
(b) about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % of one or more glucoside emulsifiers:
(c) about 0.1 to about 20 wt. % of two or more ester oils and/or emulsifying esters;
(d) about 20 to about 95 wt. % of water;
(e) about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % of one or more monomeric polyols; and
(f) about 0.1 to about 40 wt. % of one or more fatty acids and/or fatty alcohols,
wherein the composition is free of synthetic fatty acids containing from 6 to 48 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,558,251

MANAGEMENT OF FINITE ELECTRICAL CELLS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a first processor associated with a finite electrical cell, a first consumption device, a second consumption device, and a third consumption device;
determining, by the first processor, that the first consumption device and the third consumption device each have a first property and that the second consumption device has a second property;
establishing, by the first processor, a first power configuration for the first consumption device and the third consumption device based on the first property, wherein the first power configuration comprises a permission to power the first consumption device and the third consumption device without restriction;
determining that a charge level of the second consumption device is below an established higher charge level;
establishing, by the first processor, a second power configuration for the second consumption device based on the second property;
wherein the second power configuration comprises a restriction from powering the second consumption device past the established higher charge level of the second consumption device when the remaining charge of the finite electrical cell is less than a first reserve limit;
concluding, by the first processor, that the remaining charge of the finite electrical cell is less than the first reserve limit, wherein the first reserve limit is greater than zero;
permitting, by the first processor, the finite electrical cell to power to first consumption device based on the first power configuration;
permitting, by the first processor, the finite electrical cell to power the second consumption device based on the concluding, the second power configuration, and the determining that the charge level is below the established higher charge level;
receiving, by the first processor, an updated charge level of the second consumption device; and
restricting, by the first processor, the finite electrical cell from powering the second consumption device when the established higher charge level is reached based on the concluding and the second power configuration.
US Pat. No. 10,557,037

COATED PIGMENTS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND THE USE THEREOF, COATING AGENT AND ARTICLE

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A pigment comprising a metallic substrate and at least one inorganic/organic hybrid layer,wherein the inorganic/organic hybrid layer comprises at least one metal oxide, at least one network former, and at least one organic polymer,
wherein the at least one metal oxide does not constitute an oxidation product of the metallic substrate, and the term “metal oxide” comprises oxides, hydroxides, and oxide hydrates of the metals and semimetals,
wherein the network former is joined at least partially covalently to the metal oxide and to the organic polymer,
wherein the ratio of the amount of metal oxide of the inorganic/organic hybrid layer to the specific surface area of the uncoated metal pigment is in a range from 16.1 mg/m2 to 25 mg/m2, and
the ratio of the amount of organic polymer of the inorganic/organic hybrid layer to the specific surface area of the uncoated metal pigment is in a range from 3.9 mg/m2 to 10.1 mg/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,560,996

DIMMING PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR LED LAMPS

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A dimming processing system for LED lamps, comprising:a signal input area, a plurality of electronic color trigger switches located in the signal input area, a hue, saturation, value (HSV) color selection area composed of the plurality of electronic color trigger switches, and a non-color selection area located in the signal input area,
a value module, and
a dimming processing module,
each of the electronic color trigger switches corresponding to an HSV value, and only one electronic color trigger switch is triggered at a time,
the HSV color selection area is a circular area, a position of each electronic color trigger switch in the circular area is represented by a polar coordinate system, the non-color selection area comprises a plurality of electronic selection switches, and
the value module is configured to turn on one of the selected electronic color trigger switches in the HSV color selection area having the largest distance from a pole of the polar coordinate system when at least one of the electronic color trigger switches and at least one of the electronic selection switches are sequentially selected, or when the at least one electronic selection switch and the at least one electronic color trigger switch are simultaneously selected, and the HSV value corresponding to the electronic color trigger switch is extracted, the dimming processing module adjusts the HSV value of light emitted by the LED lamp according to the HSV value corresponding to the turned-on electronic color trigger switch;
the value module further comprises a comparison unit, the comparison unit is configured to compare a distance between each selected electronic color trigger switch and the pole of polar coordinates with a pole diameter length value of the polar coordinates when at least one of the electronic color trigger switches and at least one of the electronic selection switches are sequentially selected, or the at least one electronic selection switch and the at least one electronic color trigger switch are simultaneously selected.

US Pat. No. 10,560,790

METHOD AND A HEARING DEVICE FOR IMPROVED SEPARABILITY OF TARGET SOUNDS

1. A hearing device for improving a hearing impaired user's ability to perceptually separate a target sound from competing sounds, the target sound and the competing sounds forming a composite sound signal having a given frequency range, the hearing device comprisingan input unit for providing a time-domain electric input signal y(n) as digital samples representing said composite sound signal in a frequency range of operation forming part of said given frequency range, n being a time-sample index,
an analysis filter bank subdividing said frequency range of operation, or a part thereof, of said composite sound signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands and providing corresponding frequency sub-band signals;
a signal processor connected to said analysis filter bank and configured to
arrange frequency sub-bands in sub-band-groups based on comparable characteristics among the plurality of frequency sub-band signals;
calculate a group envelope for each of said sub-band groups, said group envelope comprising peaks and troughs;
provide an enhancement function for each sub-band group configured to enhances said peaks in the group envelope and/or attenuate said troughs in the group envelope; and
multiply a signal in the frequency sub-bands of each individual sub-band-group by a respective enhancement function for the sub-band group in question, or a scaled version thereof, to provide enhanced frequency sub-band signals.

US Pat. No. 10,558,988

SURVEY BASED ON USER BEHAVIOR PATTERN

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:dividing a survey into a set of survey components, each survey component of the set of survey components being assigned a respectively corresponding responding duration, the responding duration for a survey component being an estimated time required to respond to the survey component;
identifying a target user to receive the set of survey components;
determining a behavior pattern of the target user;
predicting an availability duration of the target user based on the behavior pattern, the availability duration being a time frame in which the target user is available to respond to questions in the divided survey;
generating a first custom survey by combining a subset of survey components from the divided survey, the individually assigned responding durations of the subset of survey components having a combined duration that is less than or equal to the predicted availability duration of the user, the combined duration being a sum of the individually assigned responding durations of the subset of survey components; and
providing the first custom survey to the target user via a registered messaging account
generating a second custom survey by combining a second subset of survey components, the second subset of survey components including survey components from the set of survey components not included in the first subset of survey components; and
providing the second custom survey to the target user for response during a second availability duration, the second custom survey having a second combined duration that is less than or equal to a second predicted availability duration.

US Pat. No. 10,561,026

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HIGH-CURRENT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a high-current printed circuit board, comprising:providing a circuit substrate comprising a substrate layer; a first circuit layer formed on the substrate layer; and a second circuit layer formed on the substrate layer and facing away from the first circuit layer, wherein first conductive circuits are defined on the first circuit layer, second conductive circuits are defined on the second circuit layer, and a line width of each of the first conductive circuits is greater than a line width of each of the second conductive circuits;
forming via holes in the circuit substrate, wherein the via holes pass through the first circuit layer, the substrate layer, and the second circuit layer; and
forming buffering circuits by infilling electrically conductive material into the via holes, wherein the buffering circuits are electrically connected the first circuit layer to the second circuit layer;
wherein a line width of each of the buffering circuits is greater than the line width of each of the second conductive circuits, thereby an electrical current from first conductive circuits and the buffering circuits to the second conductive circuits becomes a smaller current.

US Pat. No. 10,560,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DEPLOY AND CONTROL A NODE IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method of deploying and controlling elements of a wireless network comprising a plurality of such network elements, each network element having a respective current operational state of a plurality of operational states, the method comprising:sharing, by a first network element with one or more other network elements of the plurality of network elements, information representative of the current operational state of the first network element;
attempting to perform, by the first network element, a change to a new operational state of the first network element;
sharing, by the first network element with the one or more other network elements, information representative of whether the attempt to change to the new operational state was successful;
maintaining a collection of information representative of the respective current operational state of each of the one or more other network elements, received by the first network element;
selecting a third network element from the one or more other network elements, to which to communicate a request, by the first network element, to provide particular data or a particular service to the first network element, based on the collection of information representative of the respective current operational state of each of the one or more other network elements and the particular data or the particular service; and
communicating the request to provide the particular data or the particular service, to the selected third network element;
wherein the plurality of operational states comprises:
a first operational state representing a network element that is awaiting an update to software of the network element;
a second operational state representing a network element that is available only for use by members of a specific group of users of the wireless network, but that is unavailable to those users of the wireless network not in the specific group; and
a third operational state representing a network element that is deployed within the service area of the wireless network and that is available to serve any users of the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,558,898

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MAP FROM ACTIVITY DATA

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A method of generating a graph, comprising:receiving a plurality of GPS data collected as a user performs a workout, the GPS data comprising a plurality of latitude and longitude positions;
identifying from within the plurality of GPS data at least two nodes, each of the at least two nodes comprising a cluster of GPS data points which are determined to be within a previously specified range to a latitude and longitude pair representative of a center of the cluster, wherein the cluster of GPS data points is determined independent of a time threshold for the GPS data points within the cluster;
determining a sequence of the at least two nodes through which a user traversed based at least in part on the collected GPS data; and
generating a map indicative of a route of the user taken during the workout based at least in part on the determined sequence of the at least two nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,557,460

FLOORING SYSTEM

Pavegen Systems Limited, ...

1. A flooring system for generating electricity, comprising:a plurality of generators, each generator having a support, each generator being arranged to generate electricity from linear motion of the support in a first direction; and
a plurality of tiles for supporting one or more people,
wherein:
each support supports a plurality of tiles; and
the majority surfaces of each tile are generally shaped as a triangle.

US Pat. No. 10,557,432

FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine with a fuel injection system including a piezo actuator, the method comprising:carrying out an injection process and stopping the discharge phase of the piezo actuator;
measuring a voltage profile at the piezo actuator;
evaluating the voltage profile to detect a voltage rise after the end of the discharge phase by comparing a feedback signal at the piezo actuator with a setpoint value;
varying the discharge time of the piezo actuator in successive injection cycles until the feedback signal corresponds to the setpoint value to obtain an optimized discharge time;
defining a servo valve closing time as a defined offset with respect to the optimized discharge time; and
using the defined servo valve closing time to set an injection quantity of fuel for future injection cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,561,024

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CORRESPONDING SECURED CONNECTION METHOD

INGENICO GROUP, Paris (F...

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:first and second faces;
at least one soldering element possessing at least one soldering face, accessible from the first face of the flexible printed circuit board, and at least one heating face, accessible from the second face of the flexible printed circuit board;
a main part comprising said at least one soldering element; and
at least one foldable part, extending from said main part and being configured to pass:
from a non-folded state, in which said at least one foldable part does not cover the at least one heating face of said at least one soldering element; and
to a folded state in which said at least one foldable part covers the at least one heating face of said at least one soldering element and in which said at least one foldable part is in contact with said at least one heating face.

US Pat. No. 10,559,283

AUTOMATED USER DEVICE DAMAGE REMEDIATION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A user device, comprising:a touchscreen;
a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read the instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the user device to perform operations comprising:
determining a type of the touchscreen of the user device based on at least one of: a model of the user device or a device identifier of the user device;
based at least in part on the determined type of touchscreen, determining, that a location of the touchscreen is damaged; and
in response to determining the location of the touchscreen is damaged, adjusting a display of content to be outside of the location.

US Pat. No. 10,558,585

DYNAMIC MEMORY SCRAMBLING

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A data processing system, comprising:a memory having an address input to receive an address;
data storage circuitry to store a plurality of data values at a plurality of storage locations;
addressing circuitry to access a data value of the plurality of data values at a storage location of the plurality of storage locations in dependence on the address;
a scrambling input to receive a scrambling value;
readout circuitry to provide an output value from the memory in dependence on the data value read from the storage location;
attack sensing circuitry to provide an attack indication, wherein the attack sensing circuitry comprises at least one of power cycling detection circuitry, voltage range detection circuitry, and temperature range detection circuitry; and
scrambling circuitry to select at least one of a mapping between the address and the storage location, and to generate a scrambled address triggered by the attack indication; and
a mapping between the data value and the output value, in dependence on the scrambling value.

US Pat. No. 10,558,541

AGENT-BASED MONITORING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

Equinix, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing system in a network, criticality information about a node included within the network;
identifying, by the computing system, a status change associated with the node;
determining, by the computing system and based on the criticality information about the node, an impact on the network resulting from the status change;
determining, by the computing system and based on the determined impact, whether to communicate information about the determined impact; and
sending, by the computing system, an alert including information about the determined impact.

US Pat. No. 10,556,709

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LAUNCH SYSTEM FOR AERIAL VEHICLES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A launch apparatus, comprising:a marine vehicle comprising a power source;
a superconducting cable coupled at a first end to the marine vehicle via a winch, wherein a diameter of the superconducting cable tapers from the first end toward a second end distal from the first end;
a plurality of aerial vehicles spaced along and coupled to the superconducting cable, each of the plurality of aerial vehicles receiving power from the power source via the superconducting cable;
a payload carried by a final aerial vehicle of the plurality of aerial vehicles, the final aerial vehicle coupled to the second end of the superconducting cable; and
a controller in communication with the marine vehicle, the winch, and the plurality of aerial vehicles, the controller configured to at least:
instruct the marine vehicle to travel at a determined velocity and provide power to the plurality of aerial vehicles via the superconducting cable;
instruct the winch to wind the superconducting cable to cause a waveform to propagate along the superconducting cable from the first end to the second end;
instruct the plurality of aerial vehicles to cause the waveform to propagate along the superconducting cable toward the second end; and
instruct the final aerial vehicle to release the payload as the waveform reaches the second end, thereby launching the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,561,015

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING ENHANCED BENDING DURABILITY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A method of manufacturing flexible circuit board having enhanced bending durability, the method comprising:(a) forming a signal line and a first ground layer on a first dielectric, and forming a second ground layer on the bottom surface of the first dielectric;
(b) preparing a second dielectric;
(c) preparing a first bonding sheet and a first protective sheet connected to one end of the first bonding sheet or positioned to overlap at least a part thereof;
(d) bonding the second dielectric on the first dielectric via the first bonding sheet;
(e) forming a via hole so that the first ground layer and the second ground layer are connected electrically; and
(f) cutting the second dielectric on the first protective sheet in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,904

METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for low-latency communication, comprising:transmitting Q piece(s) of indication information; and
transmitting a first reference signal and a first radio signal on a first carrier;
wherein the first radio signal carries at least one of a first bit block and first uplink control information; the first radio signal is transmitted by a first antenna port group; the first antenna port group comprises P antenna port(s), P being a positive integer; the first reference signal comprises P reference signal port(s), and the P reference signal port(s) is(are) transmitted by the P antenna port(s) respectively; the first radio signal comprises L radio sub-signals, and the L radio sub-signals occupy L time intervals respectively, the L being a positive integer greater than 1; the Q piece(s) of indication information is(are) used for determining ratios of transmit powers of the first radio signal to transmit powers of the first reference signal in Q time interval(s) respectively; the Q time interval(s) is(are) one(Q ones) of the L time intervals; and the Q is a positive integer less than or equal to the L.

US Pat. No. 10,558,573

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING MEMORY REQUESTS

Cavium, LLC, San Jose, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing a memory request comprising an address, wherein the memory request comprises a first operation associated with an instance of data;
selecting a group of caches from a plurality of groups of caches using a bit in the address;
selecting a cache in the group of caches using a first hash of the address; and
when the first operation results in a cache miss, performing a second operation to access a memory outside the cache, and otherwise processing the memory request at the cache according to the first operation.

US Pat. No. 10,561,019

ECOLOGICAL MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR HOSTING ELECTRONICS AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An integrated multilayer structure for hosting electronics, comprising:a 3d-formable first substrate comprising organic, electrically substantially insulating natural material including and exhibiting a related naturally grown or natural textile based surface texture, said first substrate having a first side facing a predefined front side of the structure, said first side of the first substrate being optionally configured to face a user and/or use environment of the structure or of its host device, and an opposite second side,
a plastic layer, comprising thermoplastic, molded onto said second side of the first substrate so as to at least partially cover it, and
a light source provided on the second side of the first substrate, said light source being at least partially embedded in the molded material of the plastic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,498

CONTEXTUAL BASED COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER INTERFACE

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for determining where to send a message among a plurality of users related to an originating user, wherein the message is intended to be sent from the originating user to a first user of the plurality of users, the method comprising:determining a keyword used in the message;
determining whether the keyword is associated with a context, wherein the context defines a relationship among a plurality of keywords;
determining a first set of users of the plurality of users associated with the context, said first set of users including at least one second user different from the first user, and a second set of users of the plurality of users not associated with the context, wherein determining the first set of users includes accessing a database storing information in which different contexts are associated with each of the plurality of users;
displaying indications of the context of the message and of the first set of users as graphical elements on a user interface of the originating user, each user of the set of users being represented as a first graphical element associated with at least one second graphical element representing at least an interest of said user; and
transmitting the message to the first set of users including the at least one second user via a communication network, and prohibiting sending the message to the second set of users.

US Pat. No. 10,560,983

SELF-DEFROSTING SENSOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system, comprising a computer, the computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the computer is programmed to:modify an electrical property of a sensor cover window of a sensor and thereby adjust an opacity of the sensor cover window upon determining that a vehicle including the sensor is at least one of operating in a non-autonomous mode and in a non-moving state; and
actuate an excitation source that emits electro-magnetic beams toward the sensor cover window to operate in a defrost mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,965

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR ALLOCATING CLEAR CHANNEL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
generate a wireless packet including a first preamble and a second preamble,
sense a channel based on a first threshold before transmitting the generated packet to determine whether the channel is idle, and
transmit, through the transceiver, the generated packet when the channel is determined to be idle,
wherein the first preamble includes L-STF, L-LTF and L-SIG fields, and the second preamble at least includes a repeated L-SIG field,
wherein the repeated L-SIG field has repeated information of the L-SIG field and includes a second subcarrier set for non-legacy terminals in addition to a first subcarrier set for legacy and non-legacy terminals,
wherein when a signal is received on the channel during the sensing the channel and the received signal is determined to be a signal of an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), the processor determines whether the channel is idle based on a second threshold, and
wherein the second threshold is set distinctly, by the terminal, from the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,192

TECHNIQUE FOR FOCUSING WAVES ON MOVING OBJECTS

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for transmitting wave-based signals towards a target, the method comprising:(a) transmitting a probe signal from each of a plurality of transceivers towards the target;
(b) receiving, at each transceiver, an associated backscatter signal corresponding to reflection of the probe signals from the target;
(c) determining, for each transceiver, a corresponding Doppler frequency shift for the associated backscatter signal;
(d) determining, for each transceiver, a corresponding time delay for the associated backscatter signal;
(e) modifying each associated backscatter signal based on the corresponding Doppler frequency shift and the corresponding time delay to generate an associated motion-compensated backscatter signal;
(f) applying time reversal (TR) processing to each associated motion-compensated backscatter signal to generate an associated TR signal; and
(g) transmitting, from each transceiver, an associated transmission signal based the associated TR signal towards the target, wherein step (e) comprises:
(e1) converting each backscatter signal from a time domain to a frequency domain;
(e2) modifying each backscatter signal in the frequency domain based on the corresponding Doppler frequency shift and the corresponding time delay to generate a modified backscatter signal in the frequency domain; and
(e3) converting each modified backscatter signal from the frequency domain to the time domain.

US Pat. No. 10,559,798

BATTERY MODULE

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A battery module, comprising:a housing, comprising a containing chamber with an opening;
a battery stack, disposed in the containing chamber and comprising two or more single batteries with a first vent plate and electrically connected to each other;
a cover plate assembly connected to the housing, wherein the cover plate assembly comprises a plate, a deformable plate and a module output, the plate is arranged to close the opening, the deformable plate is connected to the plate and is deformable in a thickness direction of the plate, the module output is connected to the plate and is disposed opposite to the deformable plate, the module output and the battery stack are electrically connected;
a guiding component disposed between the cover plate assembly and the battery stack, wherein the guiding component comprises a guiding channel and an exhaust port, the guiding channel is disposed opposite to the deformable plate and the exhaust port is disposed opposite to the first vent plate, the guiding channel and the exhaust port are connected with each other, and the gas released after the first vent plate is opened flows to the deformable plate through the exhaust port and the guiding channel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,508

ILLUMINATED CONTROL PANEL CAPACITIVE SENSOR HAVING RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PORTIONS

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A motor vehicle control panel comprising:a front face that is part of a motor vehicle control panel including a control zone;
a printed circuit board;
at least one electrically conductive capacitive detection element extending along a vertical axis aligned with the control zone from the rear surface of the front face to an electrical contact zone of the printed circuit board; and
a light source mounted on the printed circuit board and able to produce a back lighting light beam toward the control zone through the capacitive detection element, wherein
the capacitive detection element comprises at least one rigid tubular part forming a light guide for the light beam and at least one elastic part made in one piece with the rigid tubular part so as to compensate the clearances between a rear surface and the detection element and between the printed circuit board and the detection element; wherein
the elastic part comprises an elastic shape made in one piece with the tubular part, wherein the elastic shape has an inverted Y shape where two branches of the inverted Y shape make contact with the electrical contact zone of the printed circuit board, and the remaining vertical branch of the inverted Y shape makes the connection with the tubular part.

US Pat. No. 10,561,010

INTERNALLY ENERGIZED ELECTRODE OF A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A coolant tube for a plasma arc torch, the coolant tube comprising:an elongated coolant tube body, made from an electrically conductive material, including a first end configured to engage an electrode and a second end configured to engage a body of the plasma arc torch;
a first electrically conductive element coupled to the first end of the elongated coolant tube body, the first electrically conductive element being resilient and configured to physically contact the electrode; and
a second electrically conductive element coupled to the second end of the elongated coolant tube body, the second electrically conductive element being resilient and configured to physically contact the body of the plasma arc torch;
wherein the elongated coolant tube body defines a current path and a fluid path between the body of the plasma arc torch and the electrode,
and wherein substantially all of a current from the body of the plasma arc torch is passed to the electrode via the conductive coolant tube through (i) a first physical interface formed between the body of the plasma arc torch and the second electrically conductive element that is coupled to the coolant tube and (ii) a second physical interface between the electrode and the first electrically conductive element that is coupled to the coolant tube, without passing the current directly from the body of the plasma arc torch to the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,561,009

CARTRIDGE FOR A LIQUID-COOLED PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A liquid-cooled consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch, the cartridge comprising:an electrode;
a swirl ring with a first outer retaining feature and a second outer retaining feature on an exterior surface, wherein the electrode is secured to the swirl ring;
a nozzle with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface, wherein the inner retaining feature of the nozzle is mated with the first outer retaining feature of the swirl ring;
a cartridge frame with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface and an outer retaining feature on an exterior surface, wherein the inner retaining feature of the cartridge frame is mated with the second outer retaining feature of the swirl ring; and
a shield with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface mated with the outer retaining feature of the cartridge frame,
wherein the cartridge frame comprises at least one liquid flow path disposed therein, the liquid flow path being radially offset from a central longitudinal axis of the cartridge frame.
US Pat. No. 10,557,171

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF KIDNEY FIBROSIS

1. A method of treatment for kidney fibrosis and/or chronic kidney disease comprising; measuring a level of expression of SPARC related modular calcium binding 2 (Smoc2) in a test sample obtained from a subject; treating the subject with a kidney fibrosis treatment when the expression level is increased relative to a reference level, wherein the kidney fibrosis treatment is selected from the group consisting of: dialysis; transplant; low protein diet; an ACE inhibitor; an angiotensin H receptor blacker (ARB); lipid control; D-vitamin supplementation; phosphate control; anemia control; acidosis prevention; and uric acid control.

US Pat. No. 10,561,017

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board comprising:providing a substrate and forming a first wiring layer on the substrate;
forming an adhesive layer on the substrate, and the first wring layer is exposed from the adhesive layer, wherein a thickness of the adhesive layer is less than a thickness of the first wiring layer, a portion of the first wiring layer is embedded in the adhesive layer, and a remaining portion of the first wiring layer protrudes from the adhesive layer;
forming a build-up structure on a side of the adhesive layer facing away from the substrate, the build-up structure covering the first wiring layer and the adhesive layer, wherein the build-up structure comprises at least one dielectric layer and at least one second wiring layer, each of the at least one dielectric layer and each of the at least one second wiring layer are alternately arranged, the at least one dielectric layer comprises an outermost dielectric layer covering the first wiring layer, and infilling in a gap of the first wiring layer protruding from the adhesive layer, the remaining portion of the first wiring layer protruding from the adhesive is embedded in the outermost dielectric layer, the at least one second wiring layer is formed on a side of the outermost dielectric layer away from the substrate, and comprises an outermost second wiring layer; andremoving the substrate and the adhesive layer, wherein the portion of the first wiring layer embedded in the adhesive layer is exposed and protruding from the outermost dielectric layer, wherein after removing the substrate and the adhesive layer, the method further comprises: forming a solder mask on the first wiring layer and the outermost second wiring layer of the build-up structure, wherein the solder mask infills in a gap of the first wiring layer protruding from the outermost dielectric layer, and infills in a whole gap of the outermost second wring layer of the build-up structure; defining at least one first opening on the solder mask adjacent to the first wiring layer and at least one second opening on the solder mask adjacent to the outermost second wring layer of the build-up structure, wherein the first wiring layer comprises at least one first connecting pad, a portion of each of the at least one first connecting pad protruding from the outermost dielectric layer is entirely exposed from the at least one first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,561,002

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION AND EXPANSION OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

7. Method for operating a network of lights including the steps of: providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:one long-distance communication module,
one short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller,each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of an associated light,providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into at least one group of control modules based on at least one of environmental, light and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of said at least one group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of this group can communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group, via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal network operation, from the group controller to the server at least one of: its own environmental, light and control module information and the corresponding information coming from the other control modules and
defining at least one replacement group controller, and switching the at least one replacement group controller from a suspended to an active state if the current group controller fails.

US Pat. No. 10,560,997

METHOD FOR MR16 LAMP TO PASS EMI TEST WITH CCG

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lamp driver for a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp, the lamp driver comprising:a voltage input port configured to connect the lamp driver to a power source;
a boost converter circuit connected to the voltage input port;
a voltage output port configured to connect an LED to the lamp driver; and
a shutdown circuit connected to the voltage input port for detecting an input voltage of the voltage input port and connected to the boost converter circuit for controlling at least one active component of the boost converter circuit, wherein the shutdown circuit is arranged to shut down the boost converter circuit with a shutdown signal when the input voltage at the voltage input port is detected as exceeding a predetermined set point voltage value;
wherein the lamp driver is configured such that during the shutdown of the boost converter circuit, the voltage output port still provides an operation voltage for the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,560,939

USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A control method of a user terminal device comprising:when a call request message is received from another terminal device, determining state information of a satellite device connected to the user terminal device;
determining communication configuration information with the other terminal device based on the state information of the satellite device and transmitting a call response message comprising the communication configuration information to the other terminal device; and
receiving voice data from the other terminal device using a communication method corresponding to the communication configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,558,901

DEVICE FOR OUTPUTTING A MAGNETIC FIELD AND A METHOD OF OUTPUTTING A MAGNETIC FIELD

CARDLAB APS, Herlev (DK)...

1. A method of outputting a magnetic field from an outputting element to a reading device, the method comprising:causing the outputting element to move in relation to the reading device while outputting a first magnetic field to the reading device in accordance with a first outputting mode of a plurality of outputting modes and further causing the outputting element to concurrently sense one or more parameters of the reading device;
determining, at the outputting element and based on the one or more parameters sensed, a second outputting mode of the plurality of outputting modes; and
causing the outputting element to, subsequent to the determining, output a second magnetic field to the reading device in accordance with the second outputting mode, the first and second magnetic fields representing the same information.

US Pat. No. 10,558,507

INBOUND TESTING TOOL

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A computerized method comprising:in a generation mode of a first application:
accessing a client information source for generating test Health Level 7 (HL7) transaction messages;
generating a plurality of test HL7 transaction messages, wherein generating the plurality of test HL7 transaction messages comprises:
identifying a first identifier type for a first set of test HL7 transaction messages; and
identifying a second identifier type for a second set of test HL7 transaction messages;
outputting the first set of test HL7 transaction messages to a first destination; and
outputting the second set of test HL7 transaction messages to a second destination;
in a load testing mode of the application:
identifying a first message type of a first plurality of test HL7 transaction messages from the first set of test HL7 transaction messages for communication to an intermediate agent via a first pipe;
identifying a second message type of a second plurality of test HL7 transaction messages from the second set of test HL7 transaction messages for communication to the intermediate agent via a second pipe;
transmitting each of the first plurality of test HL7 transaction messages and the second plurality of test HL7 transaction messages to the intermediate agent for translation to a format compatible with an inbound testing interface; and
receiving result data from the inbound testing interface indicating processing performance of the inbound testing interface, wherein the processing performance indicates a number of HL7 transaction messages processed and an error rate within the number of HL7 transaction messages processed.

US Pat. No. 10,558,253

ENERGY MONITORING METHODS AND BATTERY DEVICES

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. An energy monitoring method comprising:determining internal energy information indicating a charge state of an internal battery of a computing device;
wirelessly receiving external energy information from an external battery, the external energy information indicating a charge state of the external battery for the computing device;
determining a combined energy information indicating a combined charge state of the internal battery and external battery based on the internal energy information and based on the external energy information;
determining based on the combined energy a remaining time information indicating a remaining run time during which the internal battery and the external battery provide energy to the computing device;
learning a user's pattern of charging the computing device to predict a future charging time of the computing device; and
providing a notification to the user in response to determining the remaining run time will end before the predicted future charging time.

US Pat. No. 10,557,903

SLICE MULTIPLEXING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of at least two non-overlapping slices of an examination object, said method comprising:from a computer, emitting control signals to an MR data acquisition scanner in order to cause the MR data acquisition scanner to execute an MR data acquisition sequence in which acquired MR data are entered into a memory organized as k-space along a k-space trajectory, and in order to radiate at least one multiband radio-frequency (RF) excitation pulse that selectively and simultaneously excites nuclear spins in at least two non-overlapping slices of an examination subject situated in the MR data acquisition scanner;
in said computer, determining phases that are to be additionally assigned to each of the simultaneously excited slices during execution of said MR data acquisition sequence, so as to displace at least a first of the measurement points for a respective slice to be displaced away from said k-space trajectory of the MR data acquisition sequence, in a direction in k-space corresponding to the additionally assigned phase for that respective slice;
using said computer to operate said MR data acquisition scanner to execute said MR data acquisition sequence with the assignment of the determined additional phases in order to acquire MR data from the respective slices with at least two RF reception coils;
using said computer to emit control signals to operate said MR data acquisition scanner in order to repeat acquisition of said MR data with said at least two RF reception coils in said MR data acquisition sequence with the phases that are additionally assigned being changed from repetition-to-repetition so that, compared with a previous acquisition of said MR data, at least a second of the measurement points in a respective repetition of the MR data acquisition sequence, that have not yet been displaced away from said k-space trajectory in previous repetitions, are displaced away from k-space trajectory in said direction in k-space, with said repetitions of said MR data acquisition sequence being repeated with a number of repetitions that causes at least one central region of k-space to be sampled completely by the repeated MR data acquisitions;
in said computer, determining a calibration dataset from the measurement data acquired in said central region of k-space; and
in said computer, reconstructing image data for the simultaneously excited slices from the acquired measurement data using said calibration dataset, and making the image data available from the computer in electronic form, as a data file.

US Pat. No. 10,557,781

BENDING TEST DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A bending test device for a flexible display device, comprising:a bending device comprising a bending shaft, an upper bending plate, and a lower fixing plate, wherein the bending shaft is disposed between the upper bending plate and the lower fixing plate, an end of the upper bending plate is fixedly connected to the bending shaft, the bending shaft is configured to rotate to move the upper bending plate to rotate toward the lower fixing plate, and the lower fixing plate is fixed on a workbench;
an upper clamping plate disposed on a surface of the upper bending plate, wherein the upper clamping plate is configured to slide along the surface of the upper bending plate, a surface of the upper clamping plate that is away from the upper bending plate is an upper placing surface for the flexible display device, and the upper placing surface for the flexible display device is provided with a first fixing clip configured to fix an upper portion of the flexible display device;
a lower clamping plate disposed on a surface of the lower fixing plate, wherein the lower clamping plate is configured to slide along the surface of the lower fixing plate, a surface of the lower clamping plate that is away from the lower fixing plate is a lower placing surface for the flexible display device, and the lower placing surface for the flexible display device is provided with a second fixing clip configured to fix a lower portion of the flexible display device;
a first tension measuring element disposed on an upper portion of the upper bending plate and connected to an end of the upper clamping plate that is away from the bending shaft;
a second tension measuring element disposed on a lower portion of the lower fixing plate and connected to an end of the lower clamping plate that is away from the bending shaft, and a flexible connection is at least formed between the first tension measuring element and the upper clamping plate, or formed between the second tension measuring element and the lower clamping plate; and
a motion device connected to at least one end of the bending shaft and configured to drive the bending shaft to rotate, wherein the bending shaft and a connecting end of the motion device are provided with a gear, the motion device comprises a motor and a crank slider mechanism, the crank slider mechanism comprises a cam and a rack, the motor is connected to the cam through a driving shaft, the rack is connected to an edge of the cam through a connecting rod, the crank slider mechanism is configured to convert rotational motion of the motor to rectilinear motion of the rack, the rack is engaged with the gear of the bending shaft, and the rectilinear motion of the rack is converted to rotational motion of the gear so that the bending shaft rotates;
wherein a shaft sleeve is disposed on the bending shaft, at least one bearing is disposed in the shaft sleeve so that the shaft sleeve and the flexible display device have synchronized movement.

US Pat. No. 10,557,449

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A TORQUE ACCURACY OF A TORQUE TRANSMITTED FROM A BELT-DRIVEN STARTER-GENERATOR OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

SEG Automotive Germany GM...

1. A method for controlling a belt-driven starter generator of an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:during a predefined test time interval during coasting down of the internal combustion engine:
controlling, by a processor, the belt-driven starter generator to provide to the internal combustion engine a specified test torque; and
determining, by a processor, a speed variable that is a function of a speed of the internal combustion engine;
comparing, by the processor, the determined speed variable to a reference variable;
deducing, by the processor and based on a result of the comparison, a torque accuracy at which the belt-driven starter generator provides torque to the internal combustion engine relative to setpoints specified by the processor; and
based on the deduced torque accuracy, the processor controlling the belt-driven starter generator, wherein a check is carried out as part of the comparison between the determined speed variable and the reference variable to determine whether the speed of the internal combustion engine decreases according to a predefined reference curve during the test time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,561,048

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTING BODY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for forming a body comprising a mixture of a matrix and conductive particles having a low aspect ratio, the method comprising:a) providing a mixture comprising a matrix capable of being stabilized and conductive particles;
b) aligning the conductive particles into conductive pathways by applying an electric field between alignment electrodes, wherein the electric field is in the order of 0.1-20 kV/cm;
c) stabilizing the mixture, and
d) totally or partly removing the matrix from the mixture, after stabilizing,
wherein the conductive particles are at least one infusible conductive particle, a metallic particle, a metal oxide particle, and a colloidal metal particle.

US Pat. No. 10,561,005

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP STRING SYSTEM WITH SEQUENCING FUNCTION AND SEQUENCING METHOD

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A light emitting diode lamp string system with a sequencing function comprising:a light emitting diode driving apparatus; and
at least one light emitting diode lamp string electrically connected to the light emitting diode driving apparatus,
wherein the at least one light emitting diode lamp string comprises:
a plurality of light emitting diode lamps electrically connected to the light emitting diode driving apparatus, and electrically connected to each other,
wherein when the light emitting diode driving apparatus is in a predetermined sequence testing mode: the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to generate a plurality of predetermined sequence testing signals; each of the predetermined sequence testing signals comprises a predetermined address code; the predetermined address codes are different; based on a testing sequence of the predetermined address codes, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to sequentially send the predetermined sequence testing signals to the at least one light emitting diode lamp string, and the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to sequentially detect a consumed current of the at least one light emitting diode lamp string correspondingly; when the consumed current is less than or equal to a first current, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to store and define the predetermined address code of the predetermined sequence testing signal corresponding to the consumed current less than or equal to the first current as a failure address code;
wherein when the light emitting diode driving apparatus is in an extended sequence testing mode: the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to generate a plurality of extended sequence testing signals; each of the extended sequence testing signals comprises an extended address code; the extended address codes are different; the extended address codes and the predetermined address codes are different; the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to respectively send each of the extended sequence testing signals to the at least one light emitting diode lamp string, and the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to respectively detect the consumed current of the at least one light emitting diode lamp string correspondingly; when the consumed current is greater than or equal to a second current, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to store and define the extended address code of the extended sequence testing signal corresponding to the consumed current greater than or equal to the second current as a replacement address code;
wherein the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to replace the failure address code with the replacement address code in the testing sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,560,961

METHOD FOR PROCESSING REQUEST THROUGH POLLING CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing a request message through a polling channel in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first device, the method comprising:receiving, from a second device, a retrieve request to retrieve a polling channel uniform resource identifier (URI) resource, wherein the polling channel URI resource is a child resource of a polling channel resource created on the first device;
receiving, from a third device, a first request, wherein the first request is requested to the second device by the third device;
transmitting, to the second device, a retrieve response including the first request based on the polling channel URI resource, wherein the retrieve response corresponds to the retrieve request;
receiving, from the second device, a notify request including a first response corresponding to the first request;
checking that a request identifier of the first response included in the notify request, is identical to a request identifier of the first request included in the retrieve response; and
transmitting, to the third device, the first response based on the request identifier of the first response included in the notify request being identical to the request identifier of the first request included in the retrieve response.

US Pat. No. 10,558,512

BALLAST WATER TANK RECIRCULATION TREATMENT SYSTEM

Xylem IP Holdings LLC, R...

1. A ballast water tank recirculation treatment system for treating ballast water on a vessel, comprising:a ballast tank configured to contain ballast water;
a UV chamber being coupled to the ballast tank via transfer piping for receiving the ballast water;
a pump configured to dispense the ballast water to and from the ballast tank and the UV chamber via the transfer piping;
a UV probe coupled to the UV chamber, configured to sense the presence of bacteria or algae in the ballast water received in the UV chamber, and provide sensed signaling containing information about the presence of bacteria or algae sensed in the ballast water in the UV chamber;
at least one variable fluorescence device coupled to the transfer piping, configured to receive control signaling and provide variable ultraviolet (UV) light targeting the bacteria or algae present in the ballast water flowing in the transfer piping, based upon the control signaling received; and
a control device or controller having a signal processor or signal processing module configured to:
receive and store the sensed signaling; and
determine and provide the control signaling containing information about a variable fluorescence treatment that provides the variable ultraviolet (UV) light for targeting and controlling the bacteria or algae present in the ballast water flowing in the ballast water tank recirculation treatment system, based at least partly on the sensed signaling received and stored.

US Pat. No. 10,555,594

BACKPACK CONFIGURED TO DISSIPATE HEAT

Gizmospring.com Dongguan ...

1. A backpack configured to dissipate heat along a back of a wearer, the backpack comprising:a backpack body having a surface configured to contact the back, the surface having at least one air duct formed therein; and
an air moving device attached to the backpack body, the air moving device being positioned to provide an airflow to the at least one air duct, the at least one air duct conducting the airflow along the back of the wearer to thereby dissipate heat along the back of the wearer, the air moving device comprising a multi-level speed-regulating module, and one or more first blowers each connected to the multi-level speed-regulating module, the multi-level speed-regulating module being configured to control a speed of the one or more first blowers, the multi-level speed-regulating module comprising a speed control circuit, an output interface, and a switching circuit, the speed control circuit comprising a multi-level switch, which includes a first fixed contact, a second fixed contact, a third fixed contact, and a moveable contact, the moveable contact being selectively connectable to one of the first, second, and third fixed contacts, the speed control circuit comprising a first resistor and a second resistor, the first fixed contact being connected to a first end of the first resistor, a second end of the first resistor being connected to the output interface, the second fixed contact being connected to a first end of the second resistor, a second end of the second resistor being connected to the output interface, the third fixed contact being connected to the output interface, the switching circuit comprising an input interface, a power input interface, and a plurality of blower output interfaces, the input interface being connected to the output interface, and the plurality of blower output interfaces being connected one each to the one or more first blowers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,792

REPRODUCING AUDIO SIGNALS WITH A HAPTIC APPARATUS ON ACOUSTIC HEADPHONES AND THEIR CALIBRATION AND MEASUREMENT

Alpine Electronics of Sil...

1. A headset, comprising:a headband;
a right ear cup incorporating a first driver therein attached to one end of the headband; wherein the first driver is configured to receive a first channel of an audio signal;
a left ear cup incorporating a second driver therein, attached to the opposite end of the headband and oriented to face back toward the right ear cup; wherein the second driver is configured to receive a second channel of an audio signal;
a haptic device attached to the midpoint of the headband positioned to make contact with the crown of the skull of a user of the headphones;
a low-pass filter, configured to receive the first and second audio channels; and
an amplifier, wherein the input of the amplifier is connected to the output of the low-pass filter,
wherein the amplifier is further configured to amplify the first and second audio channels before they are received by the first and second drivers,
wherein the headset is substantially balanced by placing the low-pass filter and amplifier in one ear cup and batteries to power the low-pass filter and amplifier in the other ear cup.

US Pat. No. 10,560,156

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MODULATING AN ACTIVE LOAD

VERIMATRIX, Meyreuil (FR...

1. A method comprising:producing, by an inductive antenna circuit, a first periodic signal that is based on an alternating external magnetic field;
producing, by an oscillator circuit, a second periodic signal that is based on the first periodic signal;
transmitting, in correspondence with a data-carrying modulation signal, a sequence of data bits of a data frame by sequentially and repetitively:
applying, with the oscillator circuit operating in a free oscillation mode, the second periodic signal to the inductive antenna circuit to transmit a portion of the data frame, the second periodic signal being applied to the inductive antenna circuit in response to the data-carrying modulation signal having a first logic value;
after transmitting the portion of the data frame, inhibiting application of the second periodic signal to the inductive antenna circuit, application of the second periodic signal to the inductive antenna circuit being inhibited in response to the data-carrying modulation signal having a second logic value, the second logic value being opposite the first logic value; and
during at least a portion of a period of time that application of the second periodic signal to the inductive antenna circuit is inhibited, placing the oscillator circuit in a synchronous oscillation mode, the placing the oscillator circuit in the synchronous oscillation mode resulting in the second periodic signal being synchronized to the first periodic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,559,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED VISUAL ANALYSIS OF A DIPSTICK USING STANDARD USER EQUIPMENT

HEALTHY.IO LTD, Tel Aviv...

1. A method, comprising:capturing, using a capturing device of a standard user equipment (UE) having specified image capturing and processing capabilities, an image of a dipstick having one or more colored test reagents, positioned on a calibration surface having a plurality of colored calibration elements, wherein the plurality of colored calibration elements includes at least two colored calibration elements per color and reflects a plurality of: illumination conditions, capturing capabilities of potential UEs, and response functions of capturing devices of the potential UEs;
determining, based on the at least two colored calibration elements per color, local illumination parameters associated with the captured image of the dipstick and the calibration surface;
applying one or more image enhancement operations to the captured image, to yield an enhanced image, based on predefined mapping between the determined local illumination parameters;
normalizing illumination of the captured image based on the local illumination parameters; and
interpreting the one or more colored test reagents of the dipstick, based on the normalized illumination and the plurality of colored calibration elements of the calibration surface, in the enhanced captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,556,844

PYRAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS NITRIFICATION INHIBITORS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

27. A composition comprising:(i) a compound of Formula I, or a stereoisomer, a salt, a tautomer, or N-oxide thereof:

wherein:
R1 is propargyl, or
R1 is a terminal C3-C4-allenyl group;
R2, R3 and R4 are independently of each other selected from H, OH, C1-C2-alkyl, C1-C2-alkoxy, OC(?O)C1-C2-alkyl, C(?O)OOC1-C2-alkyl, and C(?O)OOH,
or R2 and R4, or R3 and R4 together form a bridge, which forms together with the atoms to which the substituents are bonded an annulated saturated, partly or fully unsaturated, or aromatic 5 to 10-membered monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic ring, wherein the carbocyclic ring optionally carries 1, 2, or 3 identical or different substituents selected from ?O, halogen, C1-C2-haloalkyl, C1-C2-alkyl and C1-C2-alkoxy; and
(ii) at least one carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,556,640

UNMANNED SEMI-SUBMARINE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An unmanned semi-submarine, comprising:1) a main hull comprising a longitudinal axis;
2) airfoil buoyancy chambers, the airfoil buoyancy chambers comprising a front buoyancy chamber and a rear buoyancy chamber;
3) an antenna;
4) a radar;
5) a propeller;
6) a rudder; and
7) compartments;wherein:the front buoyancy chamber and the rear buoyancy chamber are distributed on the main hull along the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the radar and the antenna are disposed on a top end of the front buoyancy chamber;
the rudder is disposed on the rear buoyancy chamber to control a forward direction of the unmanned semi-submarine;
the propeller is disposed at a tail of the main hull to drive the unmanned semi-submarine;
a cross-section of the front buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to an axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
a cross-section of the rear buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to the axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the compartments comprise a front equipment compartment, a rear equipment compartment, a control equipment compartment, a battery compartment, and a propelling compartment; the compartments are separated from one another by watertight walls;
the radar and the antenna are connected to the control equipment compartment;
the front equipment compartment and the rear equipment compartment are equipped with a sonar and a depth probe;
the control equipment compartment is equipped with processors for obstacle avoidance, route planning, and real-time processing detection data;
the propelling compartment is equipped with a propulsion system and a rudder driving mechanism;
a battery pack is installed in the battery compartment;
the battery compartment is disposed in a bottom of the main hull;
the propelling compartment comprises a DC motor, a reduction gearbox, a transmission shaft, an upper support plate, support pillars, and a lower support plate;
the DC motor is connected to the reduction gearbox; and the reduction gearbox is connected to the propeller via the transmission shaft;
the DC motor and the reduction gearbox are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is located above the DC motor and the reduction gearbox;
the support pillars are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is supported by the support pillars;
a driver motor is disposed on the upper support plate to supply steering power for the rudder; and
the DC motor and the driver motor are both controlled by a controller in the control equipment compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,555,780

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING AN ELONGATE MEMBER INSIDE A BODY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A medical method comprising:advancing a first elongate member toward a target anatomy;
advancing a second elongate member toward the target anatomy, wherein the first elongate member moves within the second elongate member in a telescoping configuration; and
delivering an energy delivery device through the first elongate member and the second elongate member to treat the target anatomy.

US Pat. No. 10,560,946

D2D TRANSMISSION DISTANCE OBTAINING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A device-to-device (D2D) transmission distance obtaining method, comprising:receiving, by a second device from a first device, transmit power information that indicates a transmit power at which the first device sends data to the second device, wherein the transmit power information is included in a header of Media Access Control (MAC) layer communication data from the first device, and wherein the transmit power is represented as a distance value or a distance threshold range;
obtaining, by the second device, receive power information that indicates a receive power at which the second device receives the data from the first device; and
obtaining, by the second device, a distance between the second device and the first device according to the receive power and the transmit power, wherein the distance between the second device and the first device is calculated by:
subtracting the receive power from the transmit power to obtain a power difference; and
dividing the power difference by a power loss per unit of distance to calculate the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,560,442

PARTICIPATION THRESHOLDING FOR EXTENDING COMMUNICATION SECURITY FUNCTIONALITY

TargetProof, LLC, Atlant...

1. A computer-implemented method for change management thresholds within human machine interfaces, comprising:introducing an operation into a multi-user information system for securing electronic mail messages;
conveying a benefit from the operation for securing instances of electronic mail messages within the multi-user information system;
initially suspending user notifications associated with conveying the benefit even while the benefit is being conveyed;
calculating a quantity of electronic mail messages secured by the operation;
comparing the calculated quantity to a threshold quantity of secured electronic mail messages, wherein the threshold quantity represents a ratio of secured electronic mail messages among a total number of electronic mail messages, beyond which indication of the electronic mail messages being secured is permitted to be presented to the user;
automatically allowing the initially suspended user notifications associated with the secured instances of electronic mail messages in response to the comparison indicating the threshold being exceeded; and
enabling the user notifications associated with the secured electronic mail messages prior to the comparison indicating the threshold being exceeded in order to mitigate a high-risk situation.

US Pat. No. 10,559,949

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A battery-operated irrigation controller comprising:a body forming a chamber having an open end;
a sealing section disposed on the body;
at least one sealing ring configured to contact the sealing section;
a cap configured to cover the open end and having a surface for contacting the at least one sealing ring to create a compression force on the at least one sealing ring to create a watertight seal of the chamber;
a retainer configured to contact the cap and engage with the body to retain the cap to maintain the watertight seal of the chamber, the retainer being separate and removable from the body and the cap;
a battery holder supported by the body and configured to receive at least one battery; and
one or more electronic components configured to receive power from the at least one battery.

US Pat. No. 10,559,259

CONTROL HEAD WITH ELECTROLUMINESCENT PANEL IN LAND MOBILE RADIO

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A control head for use with a land mobile radio, the control head comprising:a first light source comprising a source of first light of a first hue and configured to illuminate a first light pipe of a first user interface input/output component and a second user interface input/output component with the first light of the first hue, the first light comprising a halo light;
a plurality of indicator light sources comprising a second light source comprising a source of second light of a second hue and a third light source comprising a source of third light of a third hue, the second light source and third light source in optical communication with a second light pipe of the first user interface input/output component,
wherein the second light source and the third light source are both configured to illuminate the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component with an indication illumination of at least one of the second hue and the third hue to provide an indicator light for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light source is configured to illuminate the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component to provide a first light comprising the halo light and of the first hue for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component and the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component both illuminate the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first user interface input/output component is configured to receive both the first light comprising the halo light provided from the first light source and the indication illumination provided from the plurality of indicator light sources;
a control system configured to determine a state of the land mobile radio to control activation of the first light source to provide the first light to the first light pipe; and
the control system further configured to control activation of at least a portion of the plurality of indicator light sources, in response to detecting a change in the state of the land mobile radio, to indicate the state of the land mobile radio via the indicator illumination of the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first light pipe of the first user interface input/output component is illuminated with at least (i) the first hue for an idle state of the land mobile radio, (ii) the second hue for a transmitting state of the land mobile radio, and (iii) a third hue for a receiving state of the land mobile radio.

US Pat. No. 10,555,818

SPINAL FUSION IMPLANT FOR OBLIQUE INSERTION

Institute For Musculoskel...

1. A unitary intervertebral fusion implant for spinal fusion between two adjacent vertebrae comprisinga superior convex surface,
an inferior convex surface, and
four vertical edges, wherein each edge has a different height than the other edges, wherein each edge comprises a superior end and an inferior end, wherein each superior end terminates at the superior convex surface, and wherein each inferior end terminates at the inferior convex surface,
wherein the superior convex surface comprises a first outermost point, the first outermost point being the apex of the implant, and
wherein the inferior convex surface comprises a second outermost point, wherein the apex is the highest point of the implant, and wherein none of the four vertical edges contains the apex, and
wherein the implant is configured for a transforaminal or posterior approach at an oblique insertion angle.

US Pat. No. 10,560,955

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MOVING RELAY INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN MOBILE E.G. CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A system for multicarrier cellular communication in an LTE cellular network including a multiplicity of nodes including a plurality of moving relays, the system comprising:at an individual moving relay from among the plurality of moving relays, an rBS having downlink communication, according to an LTE protocol, with UEs served thereby; and
a co-located rRM (relay Resource Manager) having a controller; and
a scheduler;
wherein said controller is operative to induce said rBS to coordinate between schedulers in at least some of the plurality of moving relays to ensure that each user has its own time and/or frequency such that channels do not overlap because time and/or frequency are shifted to prevent said overlap,
wherein separation of different resources assigned to different nodes respectively is achieved Using a Dedicated Scheduler,
wherein at least one relay that can monitor two adjacent relays, detects when those two adjacent relays are operating in the same center frequency, and coordinates them so that one of them changes its center frequency to a free center frequency,
wherein coordination in the uplink, between different network entities is provided and wherein, in coordinating between the different schedulers the BS that the rUE is attached to is selected as the coordinator and all rUEs attached thereto are deemed coordinated clients and wherein the serving base station is configured for getting backhauling requirements in advance and allocating resources to said clients and wherein the coordinator is configured to divide resources between the coordinated clients and send the allocated resources map to the coordinated clients, and wherein the rUE's receive the allocated resource map and forward said map to the collocated base station and wherein, when a base station B receives the allocation map, base station B knows the available PDSCH RB and PUSCH RB for access and the allocated PDSCH RB and PUSCH RB for backhauling for the next N TTI and knows what PDCCH symbols are to be blanked and wherein the BS also receives, at least once, a time shift to be effected and an indication of where to place the PRACH and PUCCH channel.

US Pat. No. 10,558,722

PROVISION OF ON PREMISE AMBIENT SERVICE METHOD AND APPARATUS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus to be employed as an ambient services gateway disposed at a premises, the apparatus comprising:a profile engine arranged to interact with a cloud ambient service provider, the profile engine is to receive at least one social profile, the at least one social profile being a profile of a user of the premises, wherein the at least one social profile is associated with provision of ambient service to the user, wherein the user of the premises is an owner of the premises or a visitor to the premises;
a management module coupled to the profile engine, the management module is arranged to control transmission of control signaling to one or more peripheral devices at the premises to instruct the one or more peripheral devices to provide an ambient service to the user based at least in part on ambient service instructions; and
an inference engine, coupled to the profile engine and the management module, the inference engine is arranged to generate the ambient service instructions for providing the ambient service to the user based at least in part on the at least one social profile and data pertaining to interactions between the management module or the user and one or more other persons at the premises wherein the one or more other persons are owners of the premises or visitors to the premises.

US Pat. No. 10,557,665

CENTRIFUGAL PELLET DRYER

GALA INDUSTRIES, INC., E...

1. A centrifugal pellet dryer, comprising a housing accommodating a rotor surrounded by a screen, and a feeding system for feeding a water-pellet-slurry to said rotor, said feeding system including a pre-dewatering system for separating water from said water-pellet-slurry upstream of said rotor, said pre-dewatering system including a feed pipe having at least one dewatering perforation, said feed pipe being mounted rotatably about a longitudinal axis thereof to make different sections of the feed pipe and/or different portions of the at least one dewatering perforation form a bottom side of the feed pipe to adjust the amount of dewatering in said pre-dewatering system.

US Pat. No. 10,557,641

ADAPTIVE PID CONTROL FOR CHILLED WATER CRAC UNITS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A computer room air conditioning (CRAG) unit incorporating a proportional, integral, derivative (PID) control system for controlling a cooling component of a cooling unit to assist in controlling a supply air temperature of air discharged from the CRAC unit, the system including:a supply air temperature sensor;
a PID controller in communication with the supply air temperature sensor;
a memory in communication with the PID controller;
a plurality of look-up tables stored in the memory and setting forth different proportional “P”, integral (“I”) and derivative (“D”) gains based on an operating variable associated with operation of the cooling component of the cooling unit;
the cooling component including an electrically adjustable component being in communication with the PID controller and helping to control performance of the CRAG unit at least in part in response to the supply air temperature; and
wherein the PID controller uses the look-up tables together with a limited slope calculation which defines projected behavior of the operating variable, to adjust at least one of the P, I and D gains in real time, in controlling the cooling component to modify performance of the CRAC unit.

US Pat. No. 10,557,623

POWER CABLE MICRO-JUNCTION-BOX FOR A STRIP LIGHT ARRAY

APOGEE LIGHTING HOLDINGS,...

1. A junction box, comprising:a bottom portion including a first end portion and a second end portion;
a top portion configured to mate with the bottom portion;
the top and bottom portions forming a first opening to receive a first cable at the first end portion and forming a second opening to receive a second cable at the second end portion, wherein the first cable includes a power cable, and the second cable includes a light emitting diode array;
interchangeable connection blocks for receiving wires to make connections between the first cable and the second cable; and
a connection block receiving-feature formed in the bottom portion to secure the connection blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,556,687

TAMPER EVIDENT SEAL SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a compartment disposed under a seat of an aircraft; and
a seal system comprising:
a first tab connected to a first portion of the compartment;
a second tab connected to a second portion of the compartment; and
a piece of adhesive material connecting the first tab and the second tab, wherein:
a first portion of the piece of adhesive material is interposed between the first tab and a perforation in the piece of adhesive material; and
a second portion of the piece of adhesive material is interposed between the second tab and the perforation.

US Pat. No. 10,561,001

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

BALMUDA INC., Musahino-s...

1. An illumination device comprising:a light source for lighting up a desktop;
an arm mechanism that moves a position of the light source;
an illuminance distribution detection means that detects an illuminance distribution on the desktop;
a computation part that calculates a light source position at which illuminance unevenness decreases, based on the illuminance distribution on the desktop detected by the illuminance distribution detection means; and
an arm control part that operates the arm mechanism such that the light source moves to the light source position calculated by the computation part.

US Pat. No. 10,560,952

CREATING LIBRARY OF INTERFERERS

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a first processing system including a first processor, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:determining a priority of a signal interference, the first processing system being part of a first element of a wireless communication system that facilitates communication with a mobile communication device, the wireless communication system carrying network traffic, the signal interference being in a communication signal communicated over the wireless communication system, and the determining being according to an effect of the signal interference on the network traffic;
identifying a source of the signal interference based on a comparison of the signal interference with a plurality of interference profiles of an interference profile library; and
transmitting, to a second processing system, first information indicative of the priority of the signal interference and indicative of the source of the signal interference, the second processing system including a second processor, the second processing system being part of a second element of the wireless communication system that facilitates communication with the mobile communication device, the transmitting of the first information facilitating a subsequent transmitting by the second processing system of second information to the mobile communication device, the second information being based upon the first information, the second information enabling the mobile communication device to mitigate the signal interference.

US Pat. No. 10,559,914

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a housing;
at least one cable received through a first end of the housing;
a mating interface at a second end of the housing;
a latch rotatably attached to the housing to releasably fix the connector assembly to a terminal; and
a slider slidably attached to the latch and configured to lock and unlock the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,559,171

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SHARING POWER WITH DOORBELL AND POWER-SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic system sharing power with doorbell, comprising:two power contacts, adapted to be coupled to two switch contacts, respectively;an alternate current (AC) switch, coupled between the two power contacts, wherein the AC switch is normal off;a first alternate current/direct current (AC/DC) conversion circuit, connected in parallel between the two power contacts together with the AC switch, and configured to receive an AC power via the two power contacts and generate a DC power according to the AC power;
a DC switch, one end of the DC switch coupled to the first AC/DC conversion circuit, wherein the DC switch is configured to receive the DC power and the DC switch is normally on;
an electronic device, coupled to another end of the DC switch, control end of the AC switch, and control end of the DC switch, and configured to provide a functional operation and to control the AC switch to be on according to an enabling signal, wherein the electronic device is powered with the DC power; and
a doorbell-driving device, adapted to couple to two doorbell contacts and couple to a doorbell, and configured to detect a voltage difference of the two doorbell contacts and to supply power to the doorbell according to the detected voltage, wherein one of the two doorbell contacts is coupled to one of the two switch contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,558,373

SCALABLE INDEX STORE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A system for storage provisioning in a data storage environment, the system comprising:a storage provisioning engine; wherein the storage provisioning system includes an indexing system, a locking system, a database, and nodes; and
computer-executable program code operating in memory coupled with a processor in communication with the database, wherein the computer-executable program code is configured to enable the processor to execute logic to enable:
providing a scalable set of indexed key-value pairs enabled to store objects in a data storage environment; wherein the set of indexed key-value pairs are spread across the nodes; wherein the locking service enables each node of the nodes to coordinate with other nodes; wherein each of the nodes is connected to one or more file shares enabled to store objects in the data storage environment; wherein each file share is associated with a virtual pool; wherein the virtual pool is divided into partitions; wherein information about each partition is stored in the database; wherein objects associated with the key-value pairs are stored on the partitions; wherein the data representing the objects is enabled to be spread across arrays in the data storage environment; wherein additional arrays are enabled to be added to the data storage environment and included in the indexed key-value pairs; wherein the data stored across the arrays may be balanced.

US Pat. No. 10,557,691

SELF-REGULATING ELECTROLYTIC GAS GENERATOR AND IMPLANT SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

GINER LIFE SCIENCES, INC....

1. An electrolytic gas generator for electrolyzing a reactant to generate at least a first gas, the electrolytic gas generator comprising:(a) a polymer electrolyte membrane, the polymer electrolyte membrane having opposing first and second faces;
(b) a first electrode, the first electrode being electrically coupled to the first face of the polymer electrolyte membrane;
(c) a second electrode, the second electrode being electrically coupled to the second face of the polymer electrolyte membrane;
(d) a first current collector, the first current collector comprising an electrically-conductive diaphragm and being reversibly deformable between a first state in which the first current collector is electrically coupled to the first electrode and a second state in which the first current collector is at least partially electrically disconnected from the first electrode;
(e) a second current collector, the second current collector being electrically-conductive and being electrically coupled to the second electrode; and
(f) a power source, the power source being electrically coupled to the first current collector and to the second current collector;
(g) whereby, when the first current collector is in the first state and the reactant is supplied to the electrolytic gas generator, a first gas is generated at the interface of the first electrode and the polymer electrolyte membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,557,524

GEARING SYSTEM FOR COMPOUND GEAR REDUCTION

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

1. A transmission for a vehicle, said transmission comprising:an input shaft connectable to a power generation device such that the input shaft is rotatable by the power generation device at a power input rotational speed;
an output shaft connectable to a driveline of the vehicle; and
a plurality of gear sets mounted to the input shaft and the output shaft that are selectively operable to operably connect the input shaft to the output shaft such that at least a portion of the power input rotational speed is transferable to the output shaft to rotate the output shaft at a power output rotational speed, the gear sets comprising:
a master active gear set having a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft and a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, the master active gear set having a master gear ratio;
a slave active gear set having a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft and a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, the slave active gear set having a slave gear ratio; and
a passive gear set having a passive gear ratio: the passive gear set comprising:
a driving gear mounted on one of the input shaft or the output shaft, and one of connected to or connectable to the master active gear set driven gear; and
a driven gear mounted on the other of the input shaft or output shaft, and connectable to the slave active gear set driven gear,
the passive gear set operable to selectively concurrently directly connect with the master active gear set driven gear and the slave active gear set driven gear to provide a compound ratio rotational speed reduction that is the product of the master active gear ratio, the slave active gear ratio and the passive gear ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,556,250

WATER-REPELLENT COATING APPLYING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for applying a water-repellent coating to the outside of a window of a vehicle, comprising:a first reservoir that holds a hydrophobic first fluid;
a second reservoir that holds a second fluid that is sprayed onto the window, the second fluid different than the hydrophobic first fluid;
a wiper with a wiper blade;
a control device; and
at least one sensor arranged in the region of the window and operably connected to the control device, the at least one sensor configured to measure a water-repellent behavior of an outer-facing surface of the window;
a first line that leads from the first reservoir to the wiper, wherein the first line extends at least over part of a length of the wiper and has, in a region of the wiper blade, at least one opening by way of which the hydrophobic first fluid can be applied to the window, wherein the control device is configured to adjust a flow of the hydrophobic first fluid to the wiper in response to feedback from the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,039

PLATELET-DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES

BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for attaching a ligament to a bone in an individual comprising administering at an interface between the tendon and the bone or the ligament and the bone an effective amount of a composition comprising: a solution of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) at a concentration of 0.1 to 2.0 mg/mL disposed in a biocompatible collagen matrix, wherein the biocompatible collagen matrix has a porosity of at least 80%, and wherein at least about 50% of the PDGF is released within about 24 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,561,051

MOVEMENT ERROR DETECTION APPARATUS OF MOUNTING HEAD, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A movement error detection apparatus of a mounting head to be applied to a component mounting apparatus equipped with a substrate conveyance device which includes a fixed conveyor extending in a first direction and a movable conveyor which is movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction with respect to the fixed conveyor, and equipped with a mounting head which mounts a component on a substrate conveyed by the substrate conveyance device to a predetermined work position, the movement error detection apparatus of a mounting head comprising:a movable region inside mark made of a projected image or a reflected image formed in a movable region of the movable conveyor;
a pair of movable region outside marks respectively provided on both sides of the movable region inside mark in the second direction and arranged outside the movable region of the movable conveyor and outward of the substrate at the work position;
an imager which moves together with the mounting head;
a controller which selects, among the movable region inside mark and the pair of movable region outside marks, two marks that are positioned on both outer sides of the substrate in the second direction and are closest to the substrate, and causes the imager to image the marks; and
a calculator which obtains a movement error of the mounting head on a basis of two mark images picked up by the imager.

US Pat. No. 10,561,034

LOCATING DEVICE

Hanwit Precision Industri...

1. A locating device, comprising:a guiding member comprising a guiding space formed inside thereof;
a sliding assembly comprising a shaft part disposed inside thereof;
a pulling assembly comprising a pulling member comprising a sliding member disposed on a side thereof and configured to longitudinally reciprocate in the guiding space of the guiding member, and the pulling assembly comprising an axis coupling part disposed on other side thereof opposite to the sliding member and pivotally connected to the shaft part of the sliding assembly, wherein when the pulling assembly is operated to close, the sliding member is longitudinally moved upwardly to a closed position in the guiding space, and make the sliding assembly simultaneously slide in an another direction opposite to a sliding direction of the sliding member, and when the pulling assembly is opened, the sliding member is longitudinally moved downwardly to an open position in the guiding space, and make the sliding assembly simultaneously move back.

US Pat. No. 10,560,758

TWO-STAGE CONTENT ITEM SELECTION PROCESS INCORPORATING BRAND VALUE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an online system, a plurality of content items for presentation in videos to users of the online system, each content item associated with targeting criteria and a bid amount;
obtaining, by the online system, a number of video views for each of a plurality of videos for a previous time period, each video of the plurality of videos being associated with a source of a plurality of sources in the online system that provided the video to users of the online system, the number of video views corresponding to a projected demand for the plurality of videos in a current time period subsequent to the previous time period;
obtaining user interactions with each of the plurality of sources by users of the online system;
determining a brand value for the source of each video of the plurality of videos, the brand value for the source being computed based at least in part on a number of user interactions with the source;
determining, for the current time period, a content item inventory of a plurality of content items to present within videos being presented to the users of the online system in the current time period;
determining a brand value threshold such that the projected demand for the plurality of videos in the current time period for sources of the plurality of sources having a brand value at least meeting the brand value threshold equals a number of content items in the content item inventory;
for each video impression opportunity to present a content item within a video to a user in the current time period,
determining the brand value for the source of the video associated with the video impression opportunity;
determining whether the brand value for the source of the video is greater than the brand value threshold;
responsive to the brand value for the source of the video being greater than the brand value threshold,
selecting, in a selection process with a plurality of candidate content items, a candidate content item for inclusion in the video; and
providing the video with the selected content item for presentation to the user for the video impression.

US Pat. No. 10,560,347

COMPLIANCE VALIDATION FOR SERVICES BASED ON USER SELECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for validation of services, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a request of a service for deployment on an endpoint;
parsing, by one or more processors, the received request of the service to identify information included in the received request of the service;
generating, by one or more processors, a checklist that corresponds to the received request of the service based on the identified information, wherein the generated checklist includes configuration and security checks that correspond to determining whether the endpoint meets one or more validation parameters associated with deploying the requested service on the endpoint;
generating, by one or more processors, a set of validation scripts corresponding to executing the generated checklist and the configuration and security checks that are associated with the received request by assembling, from a script repository, a plurality of validation scripts that correspond to the requested service and composing validation scripts that are customized to-parameters of the endpoint and validate the parameters of the endpoint, wherein the generated set of validation scripts determine whether the endpoint meets one or more validation parameters associated with deploying the requested service on the endpoint by executing on the endpoint to determine characteristics of the endpoint in relation to the one or more validation parameters; and
determining, by one or more processors, a validation result utilizing the generated checklist, the generated set of validation scripts, and corresponding evidence indicating whether the endpoint meets one or more validation parameters, wherein the validation result indicates whether to initiate deployment of the requested service on the endpoint according to the configuration and security checks in the generated checklist and the set of validation scripts, wherein determining the validation result utilizing the generated checklist and the generated set of validation scripts further comprises:
identifying, by one or more processors, one or more validation plug-ins that are associated with the requested service;
executing, by one or more processors, the one or more identified validation plug-ins; and
determining, by one or more processors, a validation result based on results returned from the executed validation plug-ins.

US Pat. No. 10,560,048

PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFING SYSTEMS WITH BOTTOM FLASHINGS

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A photovoltaic roofing system disposed on a roof deck having a top end, a bottom end, a first lateral side and a second lateral side opposing the first lateral side, the photovoltaic roofing system comprising:a plurality of contiguously-disposed, discrete photovoltaic roofing elements, the photovoltaic roofing elements being photovoltaic roofing shingles, photovoltaic roofing tiles, photovoltaic roofing shakes or photovoltaic roofing slates, each of the photovoltaic roofing elements being disposed directly against the roof deck or directly against one or more sheets of membrane or underlayment disposed against the roof deck, the contiguously-disposed plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements defining a bottom edge, the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements including one or more bottom end photovoltaic roofing elements disposed in a row at the bottom edge thereof, each of the bottom end photovoltaic roofing elements having a bottom end;
one or more bottom flashing elements disposed along the bottom edge of the contiguously-disposed plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements such that the one or more bottom flashing elements extend along the entire bottom edge of the contiguously-disposed plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements, each of the one or more bottom flashing elements having an upward-facing surface, a top end and a bottom end, and a first lateral end and a second lateral end, the top end of each of the one of more bottom flashing elements being substantially disposed under at least one of the bottom end photovoltaic roofing elements at the bottom end thereof such that each of the bottom end photovoltaic roofing elements is disposed on one or more of the bottom flashing elements, and such that the bottom end of each of the one or more bottom flashing elements protrudes beyond the bottom edge of the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements, and such that the entire bottom edge of the contiguously-disposed photovoltaic roofing elements is disposed over the one or more bottom flashing elements, wherein each of the one or more bottom flashing elements comprises
a top end piece having a top end forming the top end of the bottom flashing element, the top end piece being affixed to the roof; and
a bottom end piece separate from the top end piece, the bottom end piece having a bottom end forming the bottom end of the bottom flashing element, the bottom end piece not being affixed to the roof or to the top end piece, the bottom end piece being removably interlocked with the top end piece so as to hold it in position relative to the top end piece, wherein the plurality of photovoltaic roofing elements do not extend to the bottom end piece of any of the bottom end flashing elements; and
a plurality of non-photovoltaic roofing elements disposed in a row extending along the entirety of the bottom end of the one or more bottom flashing elements, each non-photovoltaic roofing element having an exposure zone at a bottom end thereof and a headlap zone at a top end thereof, the headlap zone of each non-photovoltaic roofing element being disposed under one or more of the bottom end flashing elements at the bottom end thereof, such that each of the bottom flashing elements is disposed on the headlap zone of one or more of the non-photovoltaic roofing elements, and each of the non-photovoltaic roofing elements of the row is overlapped by one or more of the bottom end flashing elements, wherein the one or more non-photovoltaic roofing elements disposed along the bottom end of the one or more bottom flashing elements are affixed to the roof deck by one or more fasteners, the one or more fasteners being disposed under bottom end piece(s) of the one or more bottom end flashing elements.

US Pat. No. 10,558,940

SUPPORTING A HANDLING OF INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPMENTS

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method comprising, performed by a device:enabling a courier to select one of two lists managed by the device, a first list being provided for shipments that are to be delivered to a respective destination of the shipments by the courier and a second list being provided for shipments that are not to be delivered to a respective destination of the shipments by the courier, and detecting a selection of one of the two lists;
scanning with a scanning component of the device at least one label associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments when loading the shipment or the group of shipments in a vehicle;
receiving data that results from a scanning of at least one label that is associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments when loading the shipment or the group of shipments in a vehicle;
adding at least one item to the selected list, each of the at least one item associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments, based on the received data;
detecting a selection of a handover option, while a list is presented on a display, wherein the list is one of the first list, the second list and a third list, wherein the third list includes items of the first list, items associated with shipments that are to be picked up by the courier at customer sites, and items associated with shipments that have been picked up by the courier at customer sites;
receiving data, based on the selection of the handover option, of at least one label that is associated with a shipment or a group of shipments and that is scanned by the scanning component of the device for handover;
presenting a handover overview with a list of items, each item of the list of items being associated with a shipment or with a group of shipments for which a label has been scanned for handover;
transferring data to a second device using a wireless connection, wherein the transferred data comprises at least one item of the list of items; and
removing, the at least one item from the list upon the transfer of data.

US Pat. No. 10,558,652

MERGING MULTIPROVIDERS IN A DATABASE CALCULATION SCENARIO

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system, comprising:at least one data processor; and
at least one memory storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one data processor, result in operations comprising:
executing, at a database, a calculation scenario, the calculation scenario including a parent multiprovider that aggregates data from a child multiprovider, and the execution of the calculation scenario includes determining a total quantity of data records aggregated by the parent multiprovider by at least
determining whether the child multiprovider aggregates data from a part provider and/or another multiprovider,
mapping a first count keyfigure of the child multiprovider to a first sum keyfigure of the parent multiprovider in response to the child multiprovider aggregating data from the part provider but not from the other multiprovider, the first count keyfigure corresponding to a first quantity of data records the child multiprovider aggregates from the part provider but not from the other multiprovider, and the first sum keyfigure corresponding to a second quantity of data records the parent multiprovider aggregates from the child multiprovider but not from one or more part providers,
mapping a second sum keyfigure of the child multiprovider to the first sum keyfigure of the parent multiprovider in response to the child multiprovider aggregating data from the other multiprovider but not from the part provider, the second sum keyfigure corresponding to a third quantity of data records the child multiprovider aggregates from the other multiprovider but not from the part provider, and
mapping the first count keyfigure of the child multiprovider to a second count keyfigure of the parent multiprovider and the second sum keyfigure of the child multiprovider to the first sum keyfigure of the parent multiprovider in response to the child multiprovider aggregating data from the part provider and the other multiprovider, the second count keyfigure corresponding to a fourth quantity of data records the parent multiprovider aggregates from the part provider but not from one or more other multiproviders.

US Pat. No. 10,557,863

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-ANALYSIS

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A biological sample processing system comprising:an insertable and removable cartridge comprising:
at least one receptacle for receiving a blood sample obtained by a fingerstick from a subject,
at least one assay unit for performing a nucleic acid amplification assay to detect a nucleic acid from the blood sample,
at least a second assay unit for performing another assay on a portion of the blood sample, wherein said another assay does not involve nucleic acid amplification; and
all reagents for performing the nucleic acid amplification assay and said another assay;
and a biological sample processing device comprising:
a housing containing the following:
a cartridge receiving location,
a nucleic acid assay assembly comprising at least one light source, a thermal device comprising a temperature control for the nucleic acid amplification assay, and at least one detector for detecting the nucleic acid;
at least a second detector for use in performing said another assay;
a sample handling system for transporting the blood sample to the at least one assay unit and the at least one assay unit to the detector; and
an airflow unit configured to provide a controlled air-flow environment within said housing;
wherein the at least one light source is mounted on a movable portion of the nucleic acid assay assembly that is movable to cover or uncover a portion of the thermal device.

US Pat. No. 10,557,497

AXIAL THRUST FOIL AIR BEARING WITH THRUST SENSOR

Florida Turbine Technolog...

1. An axial thrust load sensor for a gas turbine engine comprising:an axial thrust foil bearing plate;
an intermediate washer plate;
a load sensor plate;
the axial thrust foil bearing plate having a plurality of flexible fingers each with a bump foil to provide for a spring force; and,
the load sensor plate includes a plurality of strain gauges on a front side and a back side at an equal spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,394

EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE HAVING AN IMPROVED TIGHTNESS

1. A recovery device to recover exhaust heat, the recovery device extending between an exhaust gas inlet and a gas outlet, and including:a valve defining a direct gas passage between the exhaust gas inlet and the gas outlet, the valve comprising a valve body including the gas outlet and housing a gate movable around a pivot link between a closing off position and a released position of the direct gas passage; and
a heat exchanger comprising an exchanger inlet communicating with the valve upstream from the gate, and an exchanger outlet communicating with the valve downstream from the gate, wherein:
the valve includes a tube comprising the exhaust gas inlet, the tube extending partially inside the valve body up to a distal end mouth edge of the tube, the distal end mouth edge extending in a plane,
the gate has a planar contact surface intended to come into direct contact with the distal end mouth edge of the tube when the gate is in the closing off position,
the gate includes a riser, and
wherein the riser is configured to obstruct the exchanger outlet when the gate is in the released position, the exchanger outlet being provided with an adjusted ring reducing a space available for the exhaust gas at the exchanger outlet when the gate is in the released position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,748

ROUND BOTTOM DRAG CONVEYOR PADDLE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A forged link and round bottom drag conveyor paddle assembly comprising a forged link having a male end and a female end, each of which cooperates with an opposite end of an adjacent link to form a link and paddle assembly, each end having a throughbore therein which cooperates with a throughbore in the opposite end of an adjacent link to form a bore for receiving a connector therein for creating a round bottom drag conveyor paddle assembly wherein the links pivot relative to each other, the connector being configured in the form of a hollow sleeve extending through substantially an entire length of the bore, a separate round bottom drag conveyor paddle which is tightenable against each lateral side of the female end of a link with a nut and elongate bolt, the elongate bolt extending through a bore in each round bottom drag conveyor and the hollow sleeve which joins the links together.
US Pat. No. 10,557,149

RECOMBINANTLY-MODIFIED ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS HELPER VECTORS AND THEIR USE TO IMPROVE THE PACKAGING EFFICIENCY OF RECOMBINANTLY-MODIFIED ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS

Vigene Biosciences, Inc.,...

1. A recombinantly-modified adeno-associated virus (AAV) helper vector that comprises an AAV helper function-providing polynucleotide, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a non-native AAV serotype P5 or P40 promoter sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,561,042

FLUID GUIDING COVER

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A fluid guiding cover adapted to be assembled to a casing, the fluid guiding cover comprising:a first plate, having a main body portion and a sidewall portion, wherein the main body portion is detachably fixed on the casing and stretches over a channel of the casing, and the sidewall portion is connected to the main body portion and located in the channel;
a second plate, rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion, wherein the second plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from a bottom surface of the casing, and the sidewall portion at least abuts against the bottom surface of the casing; and
a third plate, rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion and is disposed in parallel with the second plate, wherein the third plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from the bottom surface of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,560,763

SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

eGauge Systems LLC, Boul...

1. A system comprising:a first smart module connector and a second smart module connector, the first and second smart module connectors being electrical conductors that can be connected to an external device;
a sensor comprising a first sensor connector and a second sensor connector, wherein the second sensor connector is connected to the second smart module connector, and wherein the first sensor connector is connected to the first smart module connector when the system is in a first state, thereby enabling the sensor to communicate information generated by the sensor to a connected external device using at least one of the first smart module connector and the second smart module connector; and
a smart module having a controller, wherein the controller is connected to the second smart module connector, and wherein the controller is connected to the first smart module connector when the system is in a second state, such that the controller can communicate with a connected external device using the first smart module connector and the second smart module connector when the system is in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,558,881

PARALLAX MINIMIZATION STITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING CONTROL POINTS IN OVERLAPPING REGION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A parallax minimization stitching method, the method comprising:defining a plurality of control points in an overlapping region of a first image and a second image received from a plurality of cameras;
performing a first geometric correction by applying a homography to the control points;
converting coordinates of the control points on which the first geometric correction is performed based on depth information;
defining a plurality of patches based on the control points; and
performing a second geometric correction by mapping the patches
wherein the converting of the coordinates comprises:
verifying whether the control points correspond to a short distance or a long distance based on the depth information; and
adjusting the distance between the plurality of control points according to the verifying.

US Pat. No. 10,558,724

LOCATION GRAPH BASED DERIVATION OF ATTRIBUTES

NINTHDECIMAL, INC., San ...

1. A method, comprising:storing, in a computing apparatus, first location data identifying:
a predetermined first location, and
a set of demographic attributes of past users who have visited the predetermined first location and thus associated with the predetermined first location in the computing apparatus;
receiving, in the computing apparatus, a second location of a mobile device of a user;
mapping, by the computing apparatus, the second location of the mobile device to the predetermined first location;
identifying, by the computing apparatus based on the mapping and the first location data stored in the computing apparatus, the set of demographic attributes of users who have visited the predetermined first location; and
updating, by the computing apparatus, a profile of the user by adjusting the profile of the user, using a weighted algorithm, based on the set of demographic attributes that are identified, via the mapping, from the first location data, wherein in response to further locations of the mobile device being mapped into further predetermined locations that have respective sets of attributes of users who have visited the further predetermined locations respectively, the updating the profile is repeated according to the further predetermined locations, based on the weighted algorithm and the respective sets of attributes, to incrementally improve accuracy of the profile, including confidence levels of attributes in the user profile.

US Pat. No. 10,557,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAMPLE USE MAXIMIZATION

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A method of performing cytometry, comprising:receiving in a sample processing device a cartridge comprising a blood sample obtained from a subject; wherein the cartridge further comprises:
at least two pipette tips;
at least one assay unit;
an extraction tip;
a centrifugation vessel;
a cytometry cuvette, wherein the cytometry cuvette comprises at least two channels, wherein each channel comprises at least one sample entry port;
all reagents for performing cytometry, wherein the all reagents comprises at least two antibodies that bind to cell surface markers of white blood cells;
and wherein the sample processing device comprises:
a centrifuge;
a fluid transfer device comprising a pipette, wherein the pipette comprises a plurality of pipette heads, wherein a first pipette head and a second pipette head are configured to engage the cytometry cuvette and transport the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to an imaging platform; wherein the first pipette head and the second pipette head are configured to engage with a first pipette tip and a second pipette tip when not engaged with the cytometry cuvette;
the imaging platform configured to receive the cytometry cuvette, wherein the imaging platform comprises a light source, camera, and translation stage, wherein the translation stage is configured to move in the X, Y, and Z directions; and
an imaging device for imaging hematocrit of the blood sample;
engaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head of the pipette with the cytometry cuvette in the cartridge and transporting the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to the imaging platform;
disengaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head from the cytometry cuvette;
engaging the first pipette head or the second pipette head of a liquid handling system with a pipette tip and transferring the blood sample to the centrifugation vessel;
centrifuging the blood sample in the centrifuge to obtain a plasma layer and a cell pellet;
measuring hematocrit of the centrifuged blood sample by imaging with the imaging device;
engaging the fluid transfer device with the at least one extraction tip and aspirating the plasma from the centrifuged blood sample;
resuspending the cell pellet and binding the at least two antibodies to the white blood cells in the cell pellet;
isolating the white blood cells and transferring with the fluid transfer device the white blood cells to the sample entry port of a channel of the cytometry cuvette; and
detecting the white blood cells with the camera of the imaging platform.

US Pat. No. 10,556,374

METHOD FOR CONVERTING A DESIGN OF AN ORIGINAL PREFORM AND A RELATED MOLD STACK FOR THE MOLDING THEREOF

Husky Injection Molding S...

1. A method for converting a design of an original preform that is blow moldable to form a container into a design of a converted preform having less molding material that is blow moldable to form the same container, the original preform having a hollow tubular body that includes a neck finish at an open end thereof, an original base at a closed end thereof and a body arranged between the neck finish and the original base, wherein the neck finish is configured to retain, in use, a closure thereon, and the body and the original base are blow moldable to form corresponding parts of the container, the method comprising:retaining the neck finish and the body of the original preform on the converted preform; and
replacing the original base of the original preform with a converted base having an outer base surface that joins with an outer body surface of the body at a base split line (S1) of the original base and that fits offset within an original outer body surface of the original base, whereby the outer base surface of the converted base is entirely convex, and the converted preform has a reduced total length, disregarding any gate vestige that may be formed thereon, relative to a total length of the original preform.

US Pat. No. 10,555,689

CPS PRESSURE BASED SENSING SYSTEM FOR SYMMETRY MEASUREMENTS

The Florida International...

1. A cyber-physical system (CPS) pressure based sensing system for assessing stance or movements of an object standing or moving, the system comprising:a sensing and data acquisition device comprising at least one piezoresistive transducer; and
a data analyzer in operable communication with the sensing and data acquisition device,
the data analyzer further comprising a data analysis module configured to determine patterns of the stance or movement based on the plurality of measurements, and
the determining of the patterns of the stance or movement comprising:
performing an automatic segmentation on the plurality of measurements;
performing a metrics extraction on results of the automatic segmentation;
performing a dimension reduction on the plurality of metrics extracted; and
performing a machine learning classification on the metrics being dimensionally reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,561,049

INTERFERENCE FILTER FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

Integrated Device Technol...

1. An EMI shield for a wireless power transmitter, comprising:a shield layer that, when positioned over a transmitting coil of the wireless power transmitter, capacitively couples to the transmitting coil to capture electromagnetic radiation while allowing magnetic power to pass,
wherein the shield layer is a patterned metallic layer formed on a substrate, the patterned metallic layer having a plurality of holes formed in a metallic layer, the metallic layer being coupled to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,561,044

FLUID MANAGEMENT FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SENSORS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An autonomous vehicle comprising:an autonomous-driving system having at least one autonomous vehicle component disposed at a roof panel of the autonomous vehicle;
a thermal management system adapted to transmit a coolant in thermal communication with the autonomous vehicle component; and
a fluid management system having
a catch basin secured to the roof panel below the autonomous vehicle component and defining a cavity adapted to receive the at least one autonomous vehicle component and a continuous bottom on which the autonomous vehicle component is installed, and
a drain tube secured to the catch basin to receive coolant collected in the catch basin.

US Pat. No. 10,560,155

INFORMATION TRANSMITTER

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. An information transmitter, comprising:a transmitting coil configured to receive a coil voltage to generate a magnetic field; and
a signal generator configured to apply the coil voltage to the transmitting coil, the signal generator including,
an input resistance,
a first switch comprising a first-first terminal connected to the input resistance and a first-second terminal connected to a first terminal of the transmitting coil,
a second switch comprising a second-first terminal connected to the first-second terminal of the first switch and a second-second terminal of a second terminal of transmitting coil,
a third switch comprising a third-first terminal connected to the input resistance and a third-second terminal connected to the second terminal of the transmitting coil, and
a fourth switch comprising a fourth-first terminal connected to the second terminal of the transmitting coil and a fourth-second terminal connected to the second-second terminal of the second switch,
wherein a first time constant of a first current path to which the coil voltage having a first magnitude is applied is different from a second time constant of a second current path to which the coil voltage having a second magnitude, which is smaller than the first magnitude, is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,559,326

HARD DISK BRACKET

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A hard disk bracket adapted for selectively mounting a first type of hard disk or a second type of hard disk, the hard disk bracket comprising:a mounting frame;
a rotating arm comprising a first end rotationally coupled to the mounting frame and a second end opposite to the first end configured to release or latch the first type of hard disk or the second type of hard disk;
a first rotating bracket having a first end rotationally coupled to the mounting frame and a second end opposite to the first end rotatable about the first end;
a second rotating bracket having a first end rotationally coupled to the rotating arm and a second end opposite to the first end rotatable about the first end;
a first latching member mounted to the mounting frame;
a second latching member mounted to the rotating arm; wherein:
the first rotating bracket and the second rotating bracket are rotatable between a first position, where the first rotating bracket and the second rotating bracket are configured to mount the first type of hard disk, and a second position, where the first rotating bracket and the second rotating bracket are configured to mount the second type of hard disk;
the first latching member and the second latching member latch the first rotating bracket and the second rotating bracket in the first position or the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,559,317

MICROPHONE ARRAY PROCESSING FOR ADAPTIVE ECHO CONTROL

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a beamformer configured to pass desired portions of audio signals received using two or more microphones and further configured to suppress undesired portions of the audio signals, wherein the beamformer comprises a speech blocking filter to prevent suppression of near-end desired talker speech in the audio signals and further comprises an echo suppression filter to suppress echo from the audio signals;
an echo suppression control unit coupled to the beamformer, wherein the echo suppression control unit is configured to receive a signal and determine whether to dynamically adapt the speech blocking filter or to dynamically adapt the echo suppression filter, wherein the speech blocking filter remains unchanged during dynamic adaptation of the echo suppression filter and wherein the echo suppression filter remains unchanged during dynamic adaptation of the speech blocking filter; and
a residual echo cancellation unit coupled to the beamformer, wherein the residual echo cancellation unit is configured to receive output audio signals from the beamformer and to further suppress residual echo in the output audio signals.

US Pat. No. 10,559,311

SPEAKER DIARIZATION WITH CLUSTER TRANSFER

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for diarizing a media file, comprising:obtaining, by one or more processor, the media file having a speech by one or more speaker;
stratifying the media file in order into a plurality of sessions at points of respective disfluencies in the speech;
initializing one or more cluster space including one or more cluster, wherein the one or more cluster space respectively corresponds to the one or more speaker, wherein the one or more cluster results from identifying respective speaker of a predetermined number of session from the plurality of sessions;
generating a cluster by identifying a speaker of a next session;
determining a cluster action for the cluster based on a cluster epicenter of the cluster by use of deep learning;
performing the cluster action from the determining on the one or more cluster space;
bootstrapping the one or more cluster space resulting from the performing;
generating another cluster by identifying speaker corresponding to another session from rest of the sessions; and
producing speaker identifications respective to each cluster from the generating, responsive to ascertaining that one of exit criteria has been detected, wherein the method includes applying a first set of clusters to a machine learning structure for learning by the machine learning structure, the machine learning structure for use in returning cluster actions, wherein the first set of clusters are for a certain speaker and define a cluster space for the certain speaker, the certain speaker being identified by the identifying a speaker of a next session, wherein the method includes applying a second set of clusters to the machine learning structure for learning by the machine learning structure, wherein the applying the second set of clusters to the machine learning structure is performed after the performing the cluster action, wherein the second set of clusters are differentiated from the first set of clusters, wherein a differentiation between the second set of clusters and the first set of clusters is in dependence on the performing the cluster action, wherein the cluster action is a Removal action that changes boundaries between clusters, wherein according to the Removal action a certain cluster is removed based on the certain cluster not including discernible speech.

US Pat. No. 10,558,579

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE CACHE

NUTANIX, INC., San Jose,...

1. An adaptive cache system comprising:a cache that stores a plurality of clusters and a first cache entry; and
a processing unit that:
receives a first feature value associated with the first cache entry;
for each cluster of the plurality of clusters:
calculates a cluster feature mean;
computes a variance from the cluster feature mean of feature instances in the cluster; and
calculates a distance of a plurality of distances based on the first feature value, the cluster feature mean, and the variance; and
assigns the first cache entry to a first cluster of the plurality of clusters, the first cluster having a lowest distance of the plurality of distances; and
evicts the first cache entry upon determining that a first amount of available memory of the cache to create the first cache entry is less than a second amount of memory needed to create the first cache entry.

US Pat. No. 10,557,635

PORTABLE COOKING ASSEMBLIES

1. A portable cooking assembly, comprising:a first container having a first sidewall and an opening;
a stove disposed in the first container, the stove comprising:
a second sidewall having an exhaust aperture and an air intake aperture;
a base coupled to the second sidewall; and
a plurality of legs, wherein at least two of the plurality of legs each comprises a first end pivotably coupled to the base;
a cooktop plate disposed in the first container; and
a lid coupled to the first sidewall of the first container and covering the opening, the stove, and the cooktop plate.

US Pat. No. 10,557,332

SPINDLE BRAKE LOGIC

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A method comprising:using a rotating spindle to drive rotation of a drill string;
activating a rotation brake so that the rotation brake engages the spindle;
applying a trial rotational pulse in a first rotational direction to the spindle while it remains engaged with the rotation brake; and
monitoring pressure within a hydraulic circuit coupled to the rotating spindle after the pulse is transmitted and while the spindle remains engaged with the rotation brake; and
transmitting a signal to a controller in response to a monitored pressure spike within the hydraulic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,288

SOLDERING IRON TIP

1. A tip assembly for a soldering iron powered by an electrical power means, the tip assembly comprising two electrodes, each of the two electrodes formed from a material comprising: an electrical resistivity of at least 3,000 micro-Ohm cm;
 a thermal conductivity is in a range between 5 and 10 BTU hr-ft-° F.;
 a flexural strength of at least about 3000 psi;
 a density of at least 1.6 g/cc;
the two electrodes electrically isolated from one another by an insulator disposed between them, the insulator is a glue applied as a liquid; and
the two electrodes configured to be separately electrically connected to positive and negative terminals of said electrical power means.

US Pat. No. 10,555,810

PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEMS

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

11. A system for delivering and implanting a prosthetic heart valve to a native heart valve annulus, the system comprising:a heart valve including a prosthetic valve having a support structure defining a flow orifice and having an inflow end and alternating commissures and cusps extending in an outflow direction, the support structure supporting flexible leaflets that coapt within the flow orifice in an outflow direction, the heart valve further including an expandable stent having a contracted state for delivery to an implant position and an expanded state;
a handle system connected to the heart valve and having a throughbore that extends from an outflow side to an inflow side of the leaflets; and
a shaft that passes distally through the throughbore of the handle system and distally past without contacting the heart valve leaflets, the shaft terminating in a distal nose cone which surrounds an inflow end of the heart valve and acts as an external restraint to prevent premature expansion thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,555,779

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A TRACKED PROCEDURE

Medtronic Navigation, Inc...

1. A surgical navigation system configured for operation in a procedure, comprising:a memory system having stored thereon:
(i) a convolutional neural network (CNN) configured for analyzing an image data,
(ii) a trained model for use with the CNN that is trained to segment at least one spinal vertebrae in the image data,
(iii) wherein the image data includes an acquired image of a subject;
a processor system configured to:
access the memory system to execute the CNN and the trained model to segment the image data;
output a three-dimensional (3D) image data of the segmentation;
based on the output 3D image data automatically output a workflow procedure portion for a surgical procedure;
wherein the CNN includes at least one of a limited number of parameters or selected weights on parameters to increase a probability of correct segmentation;
wherein the processor system is configured to further automatically determine a tool extension and a displayed tool icon relating to the automatically determined tool extension;
wherein the tool icon displayed on a screen includes a projection from a tracked distal tip of the tool to a portion of the image;
wherein the projection is automatically determined and displayed based on the output 3D image data segmentation from the tracked distal tip of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,561,018

CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

MIKUNI ELECTRON CORPORATI...

1. A method for manufacturing connection structure, the method comprising:arranging conductive particles and a first composite on a first electrode located on a first surface of a first member, each of the conductive particles comprising a particle core having elasticity coated with metals;
arranging a second composite on a region other than the first electrode of the first surface;
arranging the first surface and a second surface of a second member where a second electrode is located, so that the first electrode and the second electrode are opposed to each other; and
curing the first composite and the second composite simultaneously while pressing the first member and the second member until the conductive particles are deformed,
wherein the second composite contains an ene/thiol-based curable resin containing an ethylene unsaturated compound and a thiol compound, and a curable component of at least one of the ethylene unsaturated compound and the thiol compound is a 9,9-bisarylfluorene compound.

US Pat. No. 10,560,923

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION RESOURCE BLOCK POOL OF TERMINAL IN D2D COMMUNICATION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a user equipment (UE) in D2D communication, the method comprising:performing frequency hopping to indexes of physical resource blocks (PRBs) in a resource block pool based on a predefined hopping pattern,
wherein the PRBs in the resource block pool is used for transmitting the D2D signal;
transmitting the D2D signal based on the indexes of PRBs,
wherein the resource block pool includes two resource regions,
wherein the two resource regions are obtained based on an index of a first PRB of the resource block pool and an index of a last PRB of the resource block pool, and
wherein the indexes of the first PRB and the last PRB are informed by higher layer signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,559,930

INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical interconnection system comprising:a periphery side comprising:
a first printed circuit board;
a plurality of cages mounted on the first printed circuit board, a plurality of cavities formed in the corresponding cages for receiving a plurality of modules therein, respectively;
a plurality of cable receptacle connectors located at rear portions of said receiving cavities, respectively;
a system side comprising:
a second printed circuit board;
an IC chip mounted on the second printed circuit board;
a plurality of board-mount receptacle connectors mounted upon the second printed circuit board; and
a plurality of cables connected between the cable receptacle connectors and the board-mount receptacle connectors; wherein
the board-mount receptacle connectors are arranged in an upper row and a lower row, and mounted on two opposite top and bottom surfaces of the second printed circuit board, wherein the cages and the cable receptacle connectors are arranged in an upper and a lower row, and are mounted on two opposite top and bottom surfaces of the first printed circuit board, wherein each of said cables having one end is connected to one corresponding board-mount receptacle connector, and the other end is connected to two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the upper row and two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the lower row, wherein said two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the upper row are aligned with two neighboring cable receptacle connectors in the lower row in the vertical direction, respectively, wherein each of said cable includes four sets of different pair contacts, and each set includes two pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,559,877

INTEGRATED CAMERA AND COMMUNICATION ANTENNA

VEONEER US INC., Southfi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a windshield mount configured to mount a camera lens assembly to a windshield of a vehicle, wherein said camera lens assembly is configured to provide a forward view and an upward view through said windshield of said vehicle;
a camera lens attached to said camera lens assembly such that a field of view of said camera lens is aligned with a horizontal plane and is directed toward the front of said vehicle; and
a single printed circuit board mounted within said camera lens assembly at an angle to said camera lens, said single printed circuit board comprising an antenna, a ground plane, and an image sensor, wherein (i) said antenna is disposed on a front surface of said single printed circuit board such that said antenna is angled above said field of view of said camera lens and has open sky visibility directed towards a portion of the sky above said vehicle, (ii) said ground plane is disposed either on said front surface or within a layer of said single printed circuit board, (iii) said image sensor is mounted on a back surface of said single printed circuit board, and (iv) said camera lens assembly is configured to focus an image of the forward view through said windshield and said camera lens onto said image sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,558,984

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SERVER FOR IDENTIFYING RISKY USER

Baidu Online Network Tech...

1. A method for identifying a risky user, comprising:extracting historical published information of users indicated by user identifiers in a preset set of user identifiers; and
for each user indicated by each of the user identifiers in the set of user identifiers, performing following steps of identifying a risky user: extracting a feature vector from the historical published information of the user, inputting the extracted feature vector to a pre-trained information identifying model to obtain an information identifying result corresponding to the historical published information of the user, the information identifying model being used to characterize a corresponding relation between the feature vector and the information identifying result, and determining the user as a risky user, in response to the information identifying result corresponding to the historical published information of the user indicating the historical published information of the user as risk information;
wherein the method further comprises:
using the historical published information indicated as risk information by the information identifying result as historical risk information, and generating a set of historical risk information;
receiving an information publishing request sent by a to-be-identified user, the information publishing request including to-be-published information;
comparing the to-be-published information with the historical risk information in the set of historical risk information; and
determining the to-be-published information as risk information, and determining the to-be-identified user as a risky user, in response to the to-be-published information matching at least one item of the historical risk information; and
wherein after the determining the to-be-identified user as a risky user, the method further comprises:
determining the historical published information indicated as non-risk information by the information identifying result as historical non-risk information; and
updating the information identifying model, by using the historical risk information, the historical non-risk information and the to-be-published information as training samples.

US Pat. No. 10,558,844

LIGHTWEIGHT 3D VISION CAMERA WITH INTELLIGENT SEGMENTATION ENGINE FOR MACHINE VISION AND AUTO IDENTIFICATION

DATALOGIC IP TECH S.r.l.,...

1. A method of object recognition in a hybrid 2D/3D vision system, comprising:acquiring a three-dimensional image of an object into a vision device, wherein the vision device has a processor coupled to a memory;
acquiring one or more two-dimensional images of the object into the vision device, wherein the three-dimensional image is associated with the one or more two-dimensional images;
identifying the three-dimensional image through three-dimensional shape recognition, wherein identifying the three-dimensional image comprises comparing one or more shapes in the three-dimensional image to objects stored in a database, and wherein a union of the one or more shapes generates the three-dimensional image;
if a member of the one or more shapes of the three-dimensional image matches to one of the objects in the database, associating the one of the objects to a region of interest from the one or more two-dimensional images;
simultaneously, analyzing the member of the one or more shapes of the three-dimensional image that matches to the one of the objects and the region of interest from the one or more two-dimensional images; and
detecting a new region of interest from the one or more two-dimensional images if another member of the one or more shapes of the three-dimensional image does not match to another one of the objects in the database; and
increasing a counter at the object responsive to a shape descriptor of the object being compared and matched to the one of the other shape descriptors in the database, wherein a highest value of the counter of the object indicates the strongest reinforcement over the other objects in the database with a lower value of the counter.

US Pat. No. 10,558,647

HIGH PERFORMANCE DATA AGGREGATIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, via at least one computing device, a transaction corresponding to a partition in a data store, wherein the partition represents data associated with a particular user account, and the partition comprises a plurality of time series data aggregations, wherein each of the time series data aggregations identifies a time period and a start time, wherein the transaction further corresponds to at least one of a plurality of transactions processed by at least one of a payment system, an e-commerce platform, or a virtual currency platform;
identifying, via the at least one computing device, a set of the time series data aggregations within the partition having a smallest time period;
identifying, via the at least one computing device, one of the set of the time series data aggregations to assign the transaction based upon a timestamp of the transaction and a respective time period and a respective start time of the one of the data aggregations by determining whether the timestamp falls within the respective time period from the respective start time;
storing, via the at least one computing device, the transaction in the one of the set of data aggregations in response to determining that the transaction has not already been stored in the partition;
calculating, via the at least one computing device, a respective value for the one of the set of data aggregations;
identifying, via the at least one computing device, respective parent aggregations of the one of the set of data aggregations, wherein the respective parent aggregations references at least one respective child aggregation; and
calculating, for each of the respective parent aggregations, a respective value based upon the respective value of the at least one respective child aggregation.

US Pat. No. 10,558,519

POWER-REDUCED REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT MEMORY (RAIM) SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for power-reduced operation of a redundant array of independent memory (RAIM) system, the method comprising:marking one or more memory modules of the RAIM system with a power channel mark based on determining an error associated with received commands;
blocking the commands to one or more memory modules based on the error;
reading data from one or more unblocked memory modules of the one or more memory modules, responsive to blocking the commands to one or more memory modules; and
providing the power channel mark to a decoder for error correction, wherein no power is supplied to the one or more blocked memory modules based on the power channel mark.

US Pat. No. 10,557,646

SENSING AND FEEDBACK FOR ROW ON SUN TRACKING METHOD AND SYSTEM

NEXTracker Inc., Fremont...

1. A solar power plant system, the system comprising:at least one solar tracker, each solar tracker having a plurality of solar modules;
a tracker controller coupled to each solar tracker;
a drive device coupled to each solar tracker and operably coupled to the tracker controller;
a solar power strip coupled to the tracker controller, and configured to supply power to the tracker controller and the drive device, the solar power strip having a width of about 1/10th or more of a length of the solar power strip;
a network interface coupled to the tracker controller;
a main controller coupled to the tracker controller using the network interface;
a plant control module stored in a memory device operably coupled to the main controller and configured to receive information regarding detailed site geometry including three coordinate information from a first data source and to receive external weather forecasting information from a second data source;
an irradiance sensor coupled main controller, the irradiance sensor being configured to capture local weather information for a desired time period in association with the solar power plant system;
a capture control module stored in the memory device and operably coupled to the main controller and configured to receive local solar data from a local solar data source;
a recording module configured to transmit information related to the local solar data to an external forecast service and to receive a local data forecast from the external forecast service;
a look-up table comprising historical information correlating tracker angles with energy output for a given local data forecast;
an angle adjustment module coupled to the look-up table and a topography module comprising a learning module and an execution module, the angle adjustment module configured to form a resulting angle adjustment or gain factor by processing information from the look-up table and the topography module; and
an output handler coupled to the angle adjustment module to output a gain information to adjust each of the tracker controller.

US Pat. No. 10,557,322

SEPARATION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH WEIGHTING MATERIALS IN DRILLING FLUIDS

FSI HOLDINGS, LLC, Houst...

1. A separation system for use with weighting materials in drilling fluids, the separation system comprising:a body having an interior;
a distribution chamber positioned in said interior of said body;
a drilling fluid inlet pipe extending into said body in communicating with said distribution chamber;
an overflow chamber positioned in said body, said overflow chamber having an outlet;
at least one separation chamber positioned in said body and extending below said distribution chamber, the separation chamber having a high-gravity solids outlet adjacent a lower end thereof, the separation chamber having a fluid outlet at an upper end thereof, said fluid outlet communicating with said overflow chamber and
a classifier affixed at said lower end of the separation chamber, said classifier having an interior passage that communicates with an interior of the separation chamber, said classifier being removably affixed to said lower end of the separation chamber, said interior of said classifier having a tapered inner diameter that narrows from an upper end at said high-gravity solids outlet of the separation chamber through a bottom end thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,555,874

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Pillo, Inc., Boston, MA ...

1. A robotic interface system, comprising:a main body comprising:
an inlet port;
an outlet port;
a container assembly comprising:
a container member comprising a plurality of compartments and a plurality of gears; and
a ring member comprising a pill window and a gear engagement member operable to be selectively engaged with any one of the plurality of gears;
a first motor operative to couple or decouple the ring member to the container member;
a second motor coupled to the container member and operative to:
rotate both the container member and the ring member in concert with each other about a rotation axis relative to the main body to align the pill window with the inlet port, the outlet port, or any location between the inlet and outlet ports when the container member is coupled to the ring member; and
rotate the container member independently of the ring member about the rotation axis relative to the main body to align any one of the plurality of compartments with the pill window when the container member is decoupled from the ring member; and
a processor that is operative to control operation of the first and second motors in accordance with a pill insertion procedure or a pill dispersal procedure,
wherein, when the first motor is in a first position, the gear engagement member is engaged with one of the plurality of gears, and
wherein, when the gear engagement member is engaged with one of the plurality of gears, the container member and the ring member are configured to rotate in concert with each other in response to actuation of the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,561,043

AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An air conditioning control device comprising:a memory and;
a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to:
acquire, for each of sensor data items, a plurality of pieces of sensor data which are detected in a time period;
calculate an average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data;
calculate, based on the average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data, a setting temperature for air conditioning control at which electric power cost corresponding to electric power consumed by the air conditioning control is lowest,
store, in a table, lowest electric power cost and the corresponding setting temperature as a power cost priority item in association with a detection time of the plurality of pieces of sensor data,
create a plurality of setting temperature patterns based on the average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data for one of the sensor data items and a past setting temperature which is set in past;
calculate, for each of the plurality of setting temperature patterns, a failure rate of a device which is installed in a target place for the air conditioning control,
acquire a setting temperature of a setting temperature pattern at which a failure cost corresponding to the failure rate is lowest from among the plurality of setting temperature patterns,
store, in the table, the lowest failure cost and the corresponding setting temperature as a failure cost priority item in association with the detection time of the plurality of pieces of sensor data,
calculate a first total cost by adding the lowest electric power cost to a failure cost corresponding to a failure rate when air conditioning control is performed based on the setting temperature corresponding to the lowest electric power cost,
calculate a second total cost by adding the lowest failure cost to an electric power cost corresponding to electric power when air conditioning control is performed based on the setting temperature corresponding to the lowest failure cost,
compare the first total cost and the second total cost, and
determine a new setting temperature for air conditioning control which corresponds to smaller one between the first total cost and the second total cost.

US Pat. No. 10,560,898

WEARABLE DEVICE LOCATION SYSTEMS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method for improving a time to first fix for location circuitry of a wearable device, the method comprising:storing, in a memory associated with a high-speed circuit of a wearable device, time to first fix support data for a location circuit of the wearable device, wherein the location circuit is separate from the high-speed circuit;
initiating a location fix operation at the wearable device while operating the location circuit of the wearable device in a location circuit low-power state comprising a real-time clock and operating the high-speed circuit of the wearable device in a high-speed circuit low-power state;
in response to initiation of the location fix operation, booting the high-speed circuit and the location circuit, and automatically communicating the time to first fix support data in the memory to the location circuit on booting the high-speed circuit;
generating location state data at the location circuit using the time to first fix support data.

US Pat. No. 10,559,742

MOUNTING PAD AND METHOD FOR DETERRING THEFT AND SECURING AIR CONDITIONING UNITS AGAINST HIGH WINDS

Mainstream Engineering Co...

1. A mounting pad system for an outdoor unit, comprising a lightweight fillable pad member having a plurality of securing straps configured to be insertable into the pad member, and a filling port on an upper surface of the pad member, wherein the pad member is configured as a molded hollow shell containing a gelling material selected to prevent a mixture of the gelling material with water both from expanding upon freezing and leaking of the internal contents of the fillable pad in the event of an unintended breach in the hollow shell as well as providing reduced deflection of the pad member caused by the weight of the unit secured to the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,559,001

RETARGETING EVENTS SERVICE FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions which, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:obtaining, by the at least one processor, a retargeting model that retargets events for an online advertisement campaign;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a bid request for a real-time auction of an online advertisement slot for a user session;
obtaining, by the at least one processor, a plurality of events, wherein the plurality of events are indicative of user interaction with a website during the user session;
determining, by the at least one processor and using the retargeting model, a respective value for each event of a subset of the plurality of events;
selecting, by the at least one processor and using one or more rules, two or more events from the subset of the plurality of events based on the respective value for each event of the subset of the plurality of events, wherein each of the two or more events is associated with respective metadata;
determining, by the at least one processor, a bid using the respective metadata associated with the two or more events;
transmitting, by the at least one processor, the bid in response to the bid request;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a notification indicating that the bid won the real-time auction of the online advertisement slot; and
generating, by the at least one processor, creative content to be displayed in the online advertising slot using the respective metadata of the two or more events.

US Pat. No. 10,558,627

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANSING AND DE-DUPLICATING DATA

LeanTaas, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. A computer-implemented method for cleansing and de-duplicating data in a database, the computer-implemented method comprising:identifying garbage records from a plurality of records in the database based on distinct data entries of data fields from each of the plurality of records;
applying cleansing rules to create a cleansed database by removing the garbage records and standardizing the distinct data entries;
for each pair of records in the cleansed database:
generating a similarity vector using one or more string matching algorithms, wherein the similarity vector corresponds to a pairwise comparison of the pair of records and each dimension of the similarity vector represents a similarity score between distinct data entries of one data field of the distinct records; and
labeling the similarity vector as a matched vector, an unmatched vector, or an unclassified vector by applying matching rules to the distinct data entries of the pair of records;
training a machine learning model to identify matched records in the cleansed database by analyzing the labelled similarity vectors labeled as matched vector and unmatched vectors;
applying the machine learning model to the unclassified vectors to label each of the unclassified vectors in the cleansed database as matched vector or unmatched vector;
processing all of the matched vectors in the cleansed database to create clusters of matched records; and
merging the matched records in each cluster to obtain a de-duplicated cleansed database using one or more predefined consolidated rules.

US Pat. No. 10,557,790

CARBON ISOTOPE ANALYSIS DEVICE AND CARBON ISOTOPE ANALYSIS METHOD

SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD....

1. A carbon isotope analyzer comprising:an isotopic carbon dioxide generator to generate isotopic carbon dioxide from a carbon isotope;
a spectrometer comprising an optical resonator having a pair of mirrors, and a photodetector to determine the intensity of light transmitted from the optical resonator; and
a light generator,
wherein the intensity of the transmitted light is determined while the isotopic carbon dioxide is cooled, via a cooling device, to 273K(0° C.) or less.

US Pat. No. 10,557,673

RADIAL DELAYED BLOWBACK OPERATING SYSTEM, SUCH AS FOR AR 15 PLATFORM

22 Evolution LLC, Boonvi...

9. A radial delay blowback mechanism for attenuating discharge forces resulting from firing of a projectile from a cartridge, the cartridge further including a cartridge case, said mechanism comprising: a bolt and a carrier incorporated into a firearm having a barrel, a trigger actuated firing pin supported within the carrier assembly,a plurality of radial bolt lugs configured at a forward end of the bolt, said lugs defining a mating profile with a rear end extension of the barrel during cycling of the bolt to a pre-cartridge discharge position so that the bolt is seated with but not locked to the barrel, said mating profile within said barrel extension further exhibiting a plurality of helically wound grooves seating said bolt lugs, said lugs each further having diagonally opposite edges exhibiting chamfer profiles which are arranged in a mating angled profile with opposing surfaces defining each of said helically wound grooves;
a cam pin extending from the bolt and seating through a circumferentially directed slot configured within the carrier, said pin abutting against a first edge location of said slot when the bolt is in a set position at a beginning of a discharge cycle with the cartridge chambered and awaiting the discharge cycle;
upon initiating the discharge cycle, expanding gas forcing the cartridge case rearward into an end face of the bolt, causing the bolt to accelerate axially rearwardly concurrent with the projectile of the cartridge traveling through and out an end of the barrel, the bolt displacing relative to the barrel along the mating angled profile and converting a portion of the axial acceleration into a rotation of the bolt, via said cam pin traveling within said circumferentially directed slot, the carrier being caused by the bolt to axially displace as the bolt rotates within the carrier, said lugs subsequently separating from said rear end extension of the barrel; and the bolt and carrier retaining sufficient inertia following separation of said lugs from the barrel to permit successive rearward and forward return displacement of the carrier to complete the discharge cycle and reload a subsequent cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,556,559

UNIFORM DECELERATION UNIT

Tesseract Structural Inno...

1. A device comprising:first and second crash pads; and
a connection beam disposed between the first and second crash pads;
wherein the first and second crash pads and the connection beam are adapted to deform both elastically and plastically to absorb and dissipate energy by converting kinetic energy into strain energy, wherein at least ten percent of the kinetic energy of an automobile is converted into strain energy.

US Pat. No. 10,556,549

HEADREST-INTEGRATED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A headrest system for a vehicle seat, comprising:a head support unit adaptable onto a vehicle seat, including a pillow portion defining a head supporting surface configured to support the head of a vehicle boarder;
a fabric member configured to envelope at least a portion of the head support unit, the fabric member including:
a central portion configured to cover the head-supporting surface of the pillow portion, and
a fringe portion integrally connected around the central portion;
a plurality of anchor members arranged on the head support unit at locations opposite to the head supporting surface, configured to engage selective parts of the fringe portion so as to stretch the central portion substantially conformally over the head support surface of the pillow portion and substantially retain the fabric member on the head support unit; and
a multimedia module configured to be coupled to the head support unit, the multimedia module comprising:
a housing unit that defines a device compartment and a multimedia system including a display device accessibly retained in the device compartment,
wherein the housing unit comprises a base member adapted to be securely coupled to the head support unit, and the anchor members are integrally provided on the base member of the housing unit,
wherein the housing unit comprises a cover panel member configured to enclosingly couple the base member to define the device compartment that accessibly receives the multimedia system,
wherein the base member and the cover panel member are couplable to each other through a plurality of integrally formed buckle units respectively distributed thereon, and
wherein a portion of the anchor members is configured to concurrently function as the buckle unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,198

FILTER SYSTEMS WITH DIRTY AIR CHAMBER SPACER ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. A filter system comprising:a housing comprising a tubesheet separating the housing into a dirty air chamber and a clean air chamber, wherein the housing comprises an end wall panel located across the dirty air chamber from the tubesheet;
a plurality of spacer elements attached to the tubesheet, wherein each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements comprises a clean air inlet and a clean air outlet, and wherein the clean air inlet of each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements is located in the dirty air chamber;
a plurality of apertures in the tubesheet, wherein each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements is positioned over an aperture of the plurality of apertures in the tubesheet such that air passing from the dirty air chamber into the clean air chamber through each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements passes through the aperture,
a plurality of filter elements, wherein each filter element of the plurality of filter elements is attached to the clean air inlet of one spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements; and
a dirty air inlet configured to deliver a dirty air stream into the dirty air chamber;
wherein each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements comprises an element length measured along an element axis extending though the clean air inlet and the clean air outlet of the spacer element, and wherein the dirty air inlet defines a width measured parallel to the element axis that is greater than the element length of each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements;
wherein each spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements and the filter element attached to each spacer element extend across the dirty air chamber from the tubesheet to the end wall panel;
and wherein the dirty air inlet is configured to deliver the dirty air stream into the dirty air chamber along a dirty air flow axis, and wherein the dirty air flow axis extends through or passes at least one spacer element of the plurality of spacer elements at a location between the clean air inlet and the clean air outlet of the at least one spacer element.

US Pat. No. 10,556,136

HALF FACEPIECE

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A half facepiece, comprising:a non-porous support piece;
a head harness detachably connected to the support piece;
at least one porous filter removably adjacent to the support piece, the support piece fixing the position of the at least one filter to the half facepiece, the filter allowing air to pass therethrough and separating contaminants from the air;
a sealing edge molded directly to the at least one filter; and
a grille of slotted overlays configured to deflect spray and prevent splashed liquids from passing through the grille and into contact with the at least one filter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,069

INHALER

LUPIN LIMITED, Mumbai (I...

1. An inhaler device comprising:a housing,
a base plate covering the housing,
a medicament holder integrated with the base plate,
a mouthpiece sitting over the base plate,
a lid which covers the mouthpiece,
at least one piercing element,
an actuating member,
a spring,characterized in that a piercing element is attached from inside of the actuating member, the spring is configured to link the actuating member to the medicament holder and the inhaler device is a two hinge system, whereinthe base plate is joined to a first hinge extending through a corresponding first set of apertures in said housing;
the mouthpiece and the lid are joined to a second hinge extending through a corresponding second set of apertures in said housing, wherein the base plate is hinged separately from the mouthpiece and lid.

US Pat. No. 10,555,796

FLOSSER DISPENSER

Sacks Holdings, Inc., Sa...

1. A dental tool storage system comprising:a plurality of flossers comprising:
a flossing head comprising:
a first arm;
a second arm;
a connecting member; and
a filament extending from the first arm to the second arm; and
a handle portion extending from the flossing head; and
a dental tool storage container comprising:
an internal volume defined by:
a top;
a bottom; and
a plurality of sides, wherein the internal volume is sized and shaped to receive the plurality of flossers in a stack extending at least partially between the top and the bottom of the internal volume;
one or more dispensing features located in one of: the top; the bottom; or one or more of the plurality of sides, wherein the dispensing features are sized and shaped to simultaneously dispense a desired number of flossers; and
a plurality of fixation features extending at least partially from one of: the top; or the bottom, towards the other of the top or the bottom, wherein the fixation features are sized and shaped to engage with at least some of the plurality of flossers to fix a position of the at least some of the plurality of flossers with respect to the plurality of sides,
wherein the fixation features comprise a plurality of fixation posts, wherein the plurality of fixation posts are positioned to engage an exterior of a handle of the flossers and the fixation features are configured to hold a first flosser in a first orientation and a second flosser in a second orientation, wherein the flossing head of the first flosser is adjacent to and proximate to the handle of the second flosser when the first flosser is in the first orientation and when the second flosser is in the second orientation such that the plurality of flossers can be alternatingly stacked in two adjacent stacks in the dental tool storage container.

US Pat. No. 10,555,608

HYDRAULIC SUPPORT

Flat Pty Ltd, New South ...

1. A hydraulic foot assembly for supporting an object on a surface, the foot assembly comprising:a cylinder defining an interior reservoir,
a piston dividing the reservoir into a first chamber and a second chamber, the chambers being in fluid communication with one another, the piston moveable within the reservoir, the position of the piston within the reservoir effecting a change in an overall length of the foot assembly,
a valve arrangement comprising at least two unidirectional valves, the arrangement configured to control movement of fluid between the chambers and thereby control movement of the piston within the cylinder, the valve arrangement being adapted to allow movement of fluid between the chambers when fluid pressure in one chamber is greater than a predetermined level, while resisting movement of fluid between the chambers when fluid pressure in both chambers is below a predetermined level.

US Pat. No. 10,561,040

FLEXIBLE GASKET SEAL FOR DIRECT LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:a first plate and a second plate, wherein the second plate comprises a thermally conductive material having a thermal conductivity value sufficient to transfer heat generated by one or more devices to a liquid coolant;
a gasket that connects the first plate to the second plate, wherein the gasket is compliant;
a first stiffener plate and a second stiffener plate, wherein the gasket is positioned between the first stiffener plate and the second stiffener plate, the first stiffener plate is connected to the first plate with an outer portion of the gasket clamped therebetween, and the second stiffener plate is connected to the second plate with an inner portion of the gasket clamped therebetween; and
a channel that forms in between the first and second plates by connecting the gasket to the first plate and the second plate, wherein the liquid coolant flows within the channel to cool the one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,561,036

PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT EXPRESS BUS BAR

KRAMBU INC., Dalton Gard...

1. A system, comprising:a first power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a first circuit board,
at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the first circuit board, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective add-in card, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective add-in card, and
at least one power connector surface mounted to the first circuit board and connected to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors, the at least one power connector distributing received power to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the first circuit board from the at least one power connector to the at least two electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective add-in card for each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective add-in card;
a second power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a second circuit board, and
at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the second circuit board, each of the least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective second additional add-in card, the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective second additional add-in card; and
at least two panel mount connectors to connect the second power-distribution bus bar to the first power-distribution bus bar via a cable;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the second circuit board to the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective second add-in card for each of the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective second add-in card.

US Pat. No. 10,560,992

LIGHT AND LIGHT SENSOR

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A system comprising:an LED-based lighting device comprising:
a housing,
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed within the housing, and
a connector coupled to an end of the housing, wherein the connector is configured to engage with a light socket;
a sensor configured to:
determine a brightness level of light during operation of the LED-based lighting device, and
output a signal corresponding to the determined brightness level; and
a controller configured to:
estimate an efficiency of the plurality of LEDs based on the signal,
determine that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than a threshold efficiency, and
responsive to determining that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency, operating at least some of the plurality of LEDs to indicate that the efficiency of the plurality LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency,
wherein operating said at least some of the plurality of LEDS to indicate that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency comprises illuminating a first LED according to a first color and a second LED according to a second color, the first LED being adjacent to the second LED, and the first color being different than the second color.

US Pat. No. 10,560,917

ANGLE OF DEPARTURE FOR LOCATION DETERMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:a processing system configured to generate a frame including a data field and a plurality of training subfields, wherein the data field includes information indicating a different direction for transmitting each of the training subfields; and
an interface configured to output the frame for transmission with the data field to be transmitted in a first direction and the training subfields to be transmitted in their respective different directions, wherein the transmission of the training subfields of the frame in their respective different directions is to improve accuracy of position determination by a remote apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,560,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A WIRELESS PREFETCHING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of a wireless prefetching of an user equipment (UE) for a program comprising a plurality of stages including at least one task, in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a broadcast message including a list of supported service;
transmitting a RRCConnectionRequest message to an eNB with a establishmentCause as computation offloading for a program of a service included in the list;
receiving a RRCConnectionSetupComplete in response to the RRCConnectionRequest;
transmitting bits for a first task that is necessary for stage K;
transmitting bits for a second task that is included in stage K+1 before completion of the stage K; and,
receiving a result for the stage K and for the second task.

US Pat. No. 10,559,910

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING INSTERT-MOLDING CONTACT MODULE EMBEDDED WTIHIN A PAIR OF OVER-MOLDING COVERS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a contact module including a plurality of contacts integrally formed within an insulator via an insert-molding process, each of said contacts including a front contacting section, a rear tail section and a middle retaining section therebetween along a front-to-back direction;
an insulative upper cover applied upon at least a top face of the contact module, via a first over-molding process, to form a subassembly while exposing the front contacting sections upwardly to an exterior in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction; and
an insulative lower cover applied upon said subassembly, via a second over-molding process, to cover at least a bottom face of the contact module; wherein
no front contacting sections of the contacts are downwardly exposed to the exterior around a bottom face of the lower cover.

US Pat. No. 10,558,804

RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS FOR MALWARE ANALYSIS

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A system comprising:computer hardware configured to perform operations comprising:
feeding data encapsulating a sample of at least a portion of one or more files into a recurrent neural network trained using historical data;
extracting, by the RNN, a plurality of final hidden states in a hidden layer of the recurrent neural network; and
determining, using the recurrent neural network and the plurality of final hidden states, whether at least a portion of the sample comprises malicious code;
wherein:
the recurrent neural network comprises an Elman network that parameterizes a function ƒ(x, ht?1) as ht=g(W1x+Rht?1);
where the hidden state ht comprises a time-dependent function of the input x as well as a previous hidden state ht?1, W1 is a matrix defining input-to-hidden connections, R is a matrix defining the recurrent connections, and g(?) is a differentiable nonlinearity.

US Pat. No. 10,557,624

LED LIGHT APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A LED light apparatus, comprising:a driver board;
a light source board; and
an electrical connector device for electrically connecting a light source board and a driver board of an LED light, the electrical connector device comprising an input terminal and an output terminal,
wherein one end of input terminal is fixed on the driver board of the LED light and electrically connected to the driver board, the output terminal comprises a conductive terminal, an elastic clipping portion, and a resistance portion, the conductive terminal comprises a conductive pin, the conductive pin is fixed on the light source board and electrically connected to the light source board, the elastic clipping portion and the resistance portion are placed on the conductive terminal, and when assembled, the other end of the input terminal elastically touches one end of the elastic resistance portion and the resistance portion touches the other end of the elastic clipping portion, and the other end of the input terminal elastically touches a top of the elastic clipping portion, and the resistance portion touches a middle of the elastic clipping portion, and
wherein the resistance portion is a rigid structure, one end of the resistance portion is fixed on the conductive terminal, and the other end of the resistance portion touches the middle of the elastic clipping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,593

LIGHT TUBE AND POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A light fixture comprising:a socket;
a first bracket configured to receive a light emitting diode (LED) replacement light tube and secure the LED replacement light tube with respect to the socket; and
a first inductive transmitter configured to receive electrical power from a power source and transmit at least a portion of the electrical power inductively to a first inductive receiver of the LED replacement light tube.

US Pat. No. 10,557,554

MECHANICAL SEAL WITH HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE SECONDARY SEAL

Flowserve Management Comp...

1. A mechanical seal comprising:first and second seal faces sealed to corresponding first and second structures, one of the seal faces being a rotating seal face surrounding, fixed to, and coaxial with a rotating shaft, the other of the seal faces being a static seal face coaxial with the rotating seal face and fixed to a static housing, the seal faces having opposing sealing surfaces in close proximity to each other, thereby forming a non-contacting primary seal therebetween;
the first seal face being sealed to the first structure by a secondary seal comprising:
a cylindrical sealing surface surrounding and coaxial with the rotating shaft, and sealed to the first structure;
an annular backing plate surrounding and coaxial with the rotating shaft and sealed to the first seal face;
an annular, metallic sealing gasket surrounding and coaxial with the sealing surface and proximal to the backing plate, the sealing gasket having an arcuate cross section that approximates a half-arc of a circle, curved axially toward the backing plate and terminated at an inner edge proximal to the sealing surface and an outer edge distal from the sealing surface; and
an arcuate groove formed in the backing plate proximal to the sealing gasket, the arcuate groove having an inner radius that is larger than a radius of the inner edge of the sealing gasket and a cross sectional curvature that is shallower than a curvature of the sealing gasket's cross sectional shape, so that when the sealing gasket is axially pressed into the arcuate groove, it forms a seal with the backing plate while, at the same time, the inner edge of the sealing gasket is forced radially inward beyond the arcuate groove of the backing plate and against the sealing surface, thereby forming a seal with the sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,336

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING OIL

PRECISION COMBUSTION, INC...

9. A method for generating steam, the method comprising:supplying air, water and fuel to a steam generator having a casing;
receiving at an interface portion of the steam generator the air and water through a first flexible tubing and a second flexible tubing, the interface portion being movably disposed within the system casing;
mixing a portion of the air from the first flexible tubing with fuel from the second flexible tubing to form a fuel-air mixture;
flowing another portion of air through reactor tubes, the reactor tubes having an oxidation catalyst on an outer surface;
flowing the fuel-air mixture over the outer surface of the reactor tubes;
mixing the first portion of air and the fuel-air mixture in a combustor;
burning the mixed first portion of air and the fuel-air mixture in a combustor to produce combustion gases, the combustor being movably disposed within the system casing;
moving the combustor and the interface portion relative to the casing in response to the burning; and
spraying water onto the combustion gases to form steam in a steam generator, the steam generator having a first end coupled to an end of the combustor and a second opposite end coupled to the system casing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,278

POOL CLEANER WITH CYCLONIC FLOW

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:an intake having an inlet opening;
a drive assembly causing motion of the pool cleaner;
a separator assembly, comprising:
a canister subassembly, the canister subassembly comprising:
a canister body having a chamber therein;
a first debris container hingedly connected to a bottom edge of the canister body;
an inlet in fluidic communication with the intake, the inlet allowing fluid to enter the canister body; and
an outlet, wherein the inlet, the outlet, and the chamber are in fluidic communication;
wherein a cyclonic flow is generated within the chamber; and
wherein said pool cleaner creates a suction effect at an inlet opening receiving debris-laden water from a pool or spa.

US Pat. No. 10,560,964

METHOD FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing channel access on an unlicensed band by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:sensing a carrier of an unlicensed band for transmitting a downlink signal; and
transmitting the downlink signal when power detected by sensing the carrier is less than an energy detection threshold that is configured by the base station,
wherein the energy detection threshold is configured to be equal to or less than a maximum energy detection threshold determined by the base station,
wherein when a different radio access technology (RAT) sharing the carrier is able to exist, the maximum energy detection threshold is determined adaptively to a bandwidth of the carrier using a decibel value of a ratio between a reference bandwidth and the bandwidth of the carrier,
wherein the maximum energy detection threshold is configured to be equal to or greater than a first power value which is a sum of a lower bound of the maximum energy detection threshold for the reference bandwidth and the decibel value, and
wherein the first power value is obtained by a first equation ‘?72+10*log 10(BWMHz/20 MHz) [dBm]’, where ‘20 MHz’ of the first equation corresponds to the reference bandwidth, ‘BWMHz’ corresponds to the bandwidth of the carrier represented in a unit of MHz, ‘10*log 10(BWMHz/20 MHz)’ corresponds to the decibel value, and ‘?72’ corresponds to the lower bound of the maximum energy detection threshold for the reference bandwidth represented in a unit of dBm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,956

PRIORITY INDICATION FOR COMMUNICATION OVER SHARED ACCESS SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a scheduling entity communicating with a plurality of UEs over a plurality of links, comprising:receiving a set of priority indicators from a system access server, the set of priority indicators corresponding to time varying priority levels for communicating over the plurality of links;
assigning each of the plurality of links a subset of multiple priority indicators from the set of priority indicators, wherein each priority indicator in the subset maps at a given time to a priority level for a communication that includes a plurality of frames over a respective link of the plurality of links, each priority indicator in the subset mapping a higher level of priority to at least one frame of the plurality of frames than to another frame of the plurality of frames associated with the respective link;
determining a highest priority level for the respective link at a given frame based on the subset of multiple priority indicators assigned to the respective link; and
transmitting or receiving the communication for the respective link according to the highest priority level determined for the respective link at the given frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,931

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED CONTROL CHANNEL-BASED OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

3. A method of receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel, EPDCCH, by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining one antenna port used for the EPDCCH; and
demodulating the EPDCCH based on a reference signal for the one antenna port, and
wherein an index of the one antenna port is determined based on a value n? satisfying the following equation,
n?=(nECCE mod d)+(X mod min(L,d)),
wherein,
nECCE is a lowest enhanced control channel element (ECCE) index used for transmission of the EPDCCH;
d is a number of ECCEs per resource block pair;
X is an identifier of the UE;
L is a number of ECCEs used for the EPDCCH;
mod is modulo function; and
min (L,d) is a minimum value of L and d.

US Pat. No. 10,560,926

DATA AND CONTROL MULTIPLEXING FOR UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An uplink data transmission method for negotiating data encoding and modulation schemes for uplink data carried on a data time-frequency resource from a terminal to a network device, wherein the method comprises:encoding and modulating, by the terminal device, control information according to control encoding and modulation schemes to obtain a control symbol,
wherein the control encoding and modulation schemes are agreed upon between the terminal and the network device receiving the control symbol and the control information indicates a data encoding scheme;
encoding and modulating, by the terminal device, uplink data according to the data encoding scheme indicated by the control symbol;
sending the control symbol to a network device by using a control time-frequency resource, wherein the control symbol is for use by the network device in negotiating a decoding scheme for the data symbol; and
sending the data symbol to the network device by using the data time-frequency resource different from the control time-frequency resource,
wherein the control and data time-frequency resources belong to a transmission resource for uplink transmission of the control and data symbols, respectively, from the terminal to the network device without prior notification from the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,525

SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS AND HOST SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A network function virtualization (NFV) platform, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
identify a condition associated with the NFV platform,
where the condition affects operation of at least one virtual network function (VNF) hosted by or associated with the NFV platform;
determine, based on the condition, information to be provided or an action to be performed with regard to the at least one VNF; and
transmit a message identifying the information and/or to cause the action to be performed with regard to the at least one VNF,
the message including a value indicating a type of message,
the value indicating a first type of message sent from the NFV platform to a VNF or a second type of message sent from the VNF to the NFV platform, and
the at least one VNF is to discard the message, transmitted by the NFV platform, if the value indicates the second type of message sent from the VNF to the NFV platform.

US Pat. No. 10,560,451

TABLE-CONNECTED TOKENIZATION

Protegrity Corporation, ...

1. A method for improving the security of data in a tokenization environment, comprising:receiving data to be tokenized, the received data comprising a first portion of received data and a second portion of received data different from the first portion of the received data;
accessing an initialization vector table, a first token table from a first server, and a second token table from a second server;
querying the initialization vector table with a value of the first portion of the received data to identify a first initialization vector and a second initialization vector; and
after accessing the first token table and the second token table and after querying the initialization vector table, transforming the received data to produce tokenized data by:
modifying, by a hardware processor, the second portion of the received data using the first initialization vector to produce a first modified portion of the received data;
replacing, by the hardware processor, the first modified portion of the received data with a first token mapped by the first token table to a value of the first modified portion of the received data to produce a first tokenized portion of the received data;
modifying, by the hardware processor, the first tokenized portion of the received data using the second initialization vector to produce a second modified portion of the received data; and
replacing, by the hardware processor, the second modified portion of the received data with a second token mapped by the second token table to a value of the second modified portion of the received data to produce a second tokenized portion of the received data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,325

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A BULK MIGRATION TOOL FOR A NETWORK

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a processor, a request for performing a bulk migration of customer circuits from a first router to a second router, wherein each customer circuit of the customer circuits comprises a physical electrical connection or a physical optical connection of a physical layer of a customer endpoint device to a network service provider device, wherein the bulk migration of the customer circuits from the first router to the second router comprises a physical change of a connectivity of the physical electrical connection or the physical optical connection from the first router to the second router;
extracting, via the processor, for the bulk migration one or more configurations from the first router;
generating, via the processor, for the bulk migration, one or more configurations for the second router in a configuration language of the second router in accordance with the one or more configurations extracted from the first router;
configuring, via the processor, the second router with the one or more configurations that are generated;
issuing, via the processor, an order for performing the bulk migration, wherein the bulk migration is to be performed during a cutover schedule;
determining, via the processor, whether the particular bulk migration is performed successfully;
activating, via the processor, the one or more configurations for the second router, when the bulk migration is performed successfully; and
deactivating, via the processor, the one or more configurations for the first router, when the bulk migration is performed successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,560,179

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

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,067

BROADBAND PROBES FOR IMPEDANCE TUNERS

Maury Microwave, Inc., O...

12. A slab line impedance tuner system operable over a frequency bandwidth, the tuner system comprising:a slab line transmission including opposed slab conductor planes and a center conductor disposed between the slab conductor planes;
a probe;
a probe carriage carrying the probe;
a carriage drive system for moving the probe carriage in a longitudinal direction parallel to the center conductor;
a probe drive system for moving the probe in a transverse direction relative to the center conductor to position the probe closer to or further away from the center conductor; and
wherein the probe includes:
a tapered conductive probe section having a nominal length dimension along the longitudinal direction, wherein the tapered probe has a cross-sectional profile defining a trough configured to straddle the center conductor as the probe is moved transversely toward the center conductor;
wherein the probe section is supported for movement along the center conductor and in a direction transverse to the center conductor; and
wherein the nominal length dimension is sufficient to provide a desired characteristic impedance transformation for the frequency bandwidth, wherein the characteristic impedance of the tuner system is transformed continuously by the probe to intermediate impedance values to reach a target impedance value.