US Pat. No. 10,582,621

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a plate-shaped frame having first and second sides opposite to each other and first and second long edges, wherein a first recess is provided on the first side, and a second recess is provided on the second side;
a first display panel provided on the first side;
a second display panel provided on the second side;
a first printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the first display panel and positioned in the first recess; and
a second PCB electrically connected to the second display panel and positioned in the second recess,
wherein the first recess is positioned adjacent to the second long edge of the frame, and the second recess is positioned adjacent to the first long edge of the frame opposite to the second long edge of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,581,995

HIGH AVAILABILITY VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A system for providing high availability Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), comprising:at least two datacenters comprising a first datacenter and a second datacenter and configured to provide virtual desktops to users;
at least one VDI broker assigned to each datacenter;
a VDI management node residing in each datacenter and configured to control its corresponding assigned VDI broker(s);
at least one VDI hardware node residing in each datacenter configured to run at least one Virtual Execution Environment (VEE) representing a virtual desktop;
a domain controller implemented at each datacenter; and
a VDI database located within each datacenter accessible by the VDI broker(s) assigned to the corresponding datacenter, the VDI database configured to store global desktop pool configuration data, user group template data, and user desktops;
wherein the VDI databases of the at least two datacenters are synchronized, and wherein the domain controllers of the at least two datacenters are synchronized, and
wherein the at least one assigned VDI broker of the second datacenter is configured to, when the user cannot connect to the first datacenter selected from the at least two datacenters, redirect the user to the second datacenter selected from the at least two datacenters.

US Pat. No. 10,582,501

MANAGEMENT OF CARRIER ALLOCATION BASED ON INSERTION LOSS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for carrier-allocation by a base station, wherein the base station is configured to provide service on carriers including at least a first carrier and a plurality of second carriers, wherein each carrier has a respective insertion loss, and wherein the first carrier has a higher insertion loss than each second carrier, the method comprising:serving by the base station a user equipment device (UE) on one of the second carriers;
during the serving, detecting by the base station a trigger to offload the UE from the second carrier on which the base station is serving the UE; and
responsive to the trigger, (i) making a decision by the base station to transition the UE to the first carrier rather than to another one of the second carriers, the decision being based at least in part on the first carrier having higher insertion loss than each second carrier, and (ii) in accordance with the decision, transitioning by the base station the UE from being served by the base station on the second carrier to being served by the base station on the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,576,689

ADDITIVE FABRICATION SUPPORT STRUCTURES

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

1. A computer-implemented method of evaluating support provided to an object to be fabricated via an additive fabrication device, the method comprising:calculating, using one or more processors, based on a three-dimensional representation of the object and an associated support structure, a supportedness value for a first region of the object, wherein:
calculating the supportedness value is based at least in part on one or more forces to which the object and/or support structure are expected to be subjected to during said fabrication of the object by the additive fabrication device, and
the supportedness value is indicative of a degree of support that the support structure is expected to provide to the first region of the object during fabrication of the object by the additive fabrication device; and
displaying the object via a graphical user interface, wherein the calculated supportedness value for the first region of the object is indicated within the graphical user interface by coloring at least a portion of the first region of the object and/or the support structure using one or more colors.

US Pat. No. 10,579,071

REAL-TIME FORMED ROBOTIC SWARM FOR MATERIAL HANDLING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of transporting an object with a plurality of transport vehicles having one or more wheels extending from a body for engaging a ground surface, the method comprising:designating the plurality of transport vehicles as a swarm using a first electronic controller;
providing a destination for the object to the plurality of transport vehicles from the first electronic controller, wherein the plurality of transport vehicles determines a route to the destination;
dividing the route into one or more route segments for the plurality of transport vehicles using one or more transport vehicle controllers;
encountering an obstacle with a first one of the transport vehicles while traveling along one of the route segments; and
sending a location of the obstacle from a first one of the transport vehicle controllers, the first one of the transport vehicle controllers associated with the first one of the transport vehicles to at least a second one of the transport vehicle controllers, the second one of the transport vehicle controllers associated with a second one of the transport vehicles, wherein the location of the obstacle is confirmed by all of the plurality of the transport vehicles included in the swarm, and wherein at least the second one of the transport vehicles modifies at least one of the route segments to avoid the obstacle based upon the provided location.

US Pat. No. 10,582,573

MULTI COOKER

BREVILLE PTY LIMITED, Al...

1. An induction cooker device comprising:a body above which is mounted a heat stable cooking surface, the cooking surface having a central through opening, and including a chamfer formed around and adjacent to the central through opening of the cooking surface;
a temperature sensor supported by a temperature sensor assembly and positioned within the central through opening;
a clamping assembly disposed adjacent the central through opening, the clamping assembly comprising a clamping ring having an outwardly extending chamfered flange sized to overlie and engage the chamfer formed around the central through opening;
the clamping assembly further supporting the temperature sensor assembly and arranged to upwardly bias the temperature sensor and to permit reciprocal motion of the temperature sensor between a first position protruding above the cooking surface and a second position flush with the cooking surface;
the clamping assembly further including a lower sensor bracket disposed about the central through opening and operatively coupled to an underside of the cooking surface, the clamping ring having threads engaging cooperating threads on the lower sensor bracket;
wherein rotation of the clamping ring relative to the cooktop and the lower sensor bracket draws the clamping ring into a clamping engagement with the cooking surface with the chamfered flange bearing against the chamfer formed around the central through opening and with the chamfered flange disposed below the cooking surface.

US Pat. No. 10,577,533

UNCONVENTIONAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method of enhanced oil recovery from an unconventional resource reservoir located at a wellsite, comprising:injecting an enhanced recovery fluid comprising an unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture into the unconventional resource reservoir via an injection well at a pressure below the unconventional resource reservoir fracture pressure, wherein the unconventional resource reservoir is a reservoir that has been previously hydraulically fractured and comprises a hydrocarbon hearing reservoir, a seal to contain hydrocarbons within the hydrocarbon bearing reservoir, and a source rock from which hydrocarbons are generated all combined in the same formation layer,
wherein the unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture is a by-product that is condensed at a temperature at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit of a de-methanized hydrocarbon stream and comprises a mixture of ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, pentane, and less than 1 percent methane by liquid volume, wherein the ethane, propane, normal butane, and isobutane comprise at least 75 percent by liquid volume of the unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture,
wherein the unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture is sourced and transported from a separate processing facility that is located at a location remote from the welisite of the unconventional resource reservoir, wherein the separate processing facility comprises at least one of a splitter facility, a gas plant, and a refinery, and wherein the unfractionated hydrocarbon mixture is transported via truck or pipeline from the separate processing facility to the unconventional resource reservoir;
alternating injections of the enhanced recovery fluid with injections of a gas into the unconventional resource reservoir via the injection well; and
producing hydrocarbons from the unconventional resource reservoir via the injection well or a production well offset from the injection well, wherein the injection well comprises an array of vertical or horizontal injection wells, and wherein the production well comprises an array of vertical or horizontal production wells offset from the array of injection wells.

US Pat. No. 10,575,673

CAPSULE FOR USE WITH A FOOD PREPARATION MACHINE

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A capsule for containing a food ingredient, suitable for being inserted in a food preparation machine, the capsule having a rigid body structure defining a closed compartment wherein the ingredient is mixed with a fluid introduced under pressure by the food preparation machine in order to produce a food product, the rigid body structure comprising body walls defining an external volume Vcaps and an internal compartment volume Vcomp, the rigid body structure further comprises at least one elastic portion having at least one characteristic selected from the group consisting of a shape, a dimension, and being made of a material, such that the at least one elastic portion is elastically deformable and that Vcaps and Vcomp are reversibly reduced by at least 3% by applying an elastic compression along at least one dimension of the capsule at the time the capsule is functionally inserted within the food preparation machine, the at least one elastic portion allowing the capsule to flex back to initial volumes Vcaps and Vcomp after extraction, such that residual pressure within the capsule is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,579,163

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ANNOTATION OF A SHARED DISPLAY USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Mersive Technologies, Inc...

1. A system for annotation of a shared display, comprising:a host device coupled with the shared display and including a processor and memory storing host annotation instructions that when executed by the processor operate to:
transmit a host ID to the shared display for display thereon,
transmit displayed content to the shared display for display thereon,
wirelessly connect the host device with a mobile device in response to determination that a registration input, received from the mobile device, matches the host ID,
in response to receipt of a start indication from the mobile device, position a displayed content annotation based on client annotation output received from the mobile device, the client annotation output being based on sensor data from position sensors of the mobile device,
wherein the position the displayed content annotation includes modifying the client annotation data based on a predetermined modifier, the predetermined modifier being a polynomial curve or a spline curve fit to a plurality of control joints based on the client annotation output.

US Pat. No. 10,582,599

REMOTE CONTROLLER, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A remote controller, for controlling color of light emitted by a target lighting device, comprising:a housing;
a main control panel of a remote control terminal, at least partially disposed in the housing and provided with a color acquiring circuit and a wireless transmitter, wherein the color acquiring circuit is configured to acquire color information of a target region, and the wireless transmitter is configured to transmit the color information to the target lighting device; and
a color acquiring switch, located on the housing and electrically connected with both the color acquiring circuit and the wireless transmitter, wherein the color acquiring switch is configured to control the color acquiring circuit and the wireless transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,582,598

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ACTIVATION CONTROL

KATERRA INC., Menlo Park...

1. A system comprising:a first node configured to receive a pulsed electrical signal that includes signal current pulses;
a light emitting diode electrically coupled between the first node and a second node;
a capacitor electrically coupled between the first node and the second node in parallel with the light emitting diode; and
a capacitor control system electrically coupled to the capacitor and configured to:
enable discharging of the capacitor at an enable time that is during a particular time period between two particular signal current pulses of the pulsed electrical signal;
disable discharging of the capacitor at a disable time that is after the enable time and during the particular time period such that the capacitor discharges an intermediate current pulse over a discharge time period between the enable time and the disable time that are during the particular time period between the two particular signal current pulses; and
determine the discharge time period based on a charge of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,582,106

INTELLIGENT BALL HEAD AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SELF-PHOTOGRAPHING BY USING THE SAME

GUANGDONG SIRUI OPTICAL C...

1. An intelligent ball head comprising:a photographing apparatus fixing unit, for fixing the photographing apparatus;
a rotating unit, connected with the photographing apparatus fixing unit, for horizontally and/or vertically rotating the photographing apparatus fixed by the photographing apparatus fixing unit;
at least one infrared receiving unit, for receiving infrared rays emitted by an infrared emitter carried by a user;
a control unit, connected with the infrared receiving unit, the rotating unit and the photographing apparatus;
wherein the control unit comprises a positioning module is configured to obtain a position of the infrared emitter of the infrared rays received by the infrared receiving unit;
a rotation control module configured to control the rotating unit to rotate of the position obtained by the positioning module to cause the photographing apparatus to face the infrared emitter;
a user identification module, in response to receiving user instructions, configured to control the photographing apparatus to shoot and configured to execute facial recognition within about 1.5 square meters with the infrared emitter as a center in a view screen, wherein the user identification module is configured to measure a first distance from one or more human faces recognized to the intelligent ball head, wherein the user identification module is configured to compare the first distance with a second distance from the infrared emitter to the intelligent ball head to calculate out a distance difference, wherein the user identification module is configured to determine that the face belongs to the user when an absolute value of the distance difference is detected to be smaller than a predetermined value; and
a photographing control module is configured to control the photographing apparatus to focus on the human face for shooting.

US Pat. No. 10,581,624

HIERARCHICAL BIT INDEXED REPLICATION OF MULTICAST PACKETS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:configuring a plurality of routing tables in a control plane entity of a first router of a hierarchical domain that includes having a plurality of levels, wherein each of the plurality of routing tables is associated with a different one of a plurality of types of multicast packets, wherein each of the plurality of types is associated with a different one of the plurality of levels, and wherein each of the plurality of routing tables comprises routing information used to route corresponding copies of multicast packets to routers in different levels of a hierarchy of the hierarchical domain; and
transmitting programming information from the control plane entity to a data plane entity, wherein the programming information is used to program the data plane entity to forward the copies of the multicast packets to the routers in the different levels of the hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 10,577,222

CODED ELEVATOR INSPECTION AND POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system comprising:an elevator car within an elevator shaft;
a plurality of landing doors located at respective landings within the elevator shaft;
at least one landing positioning element installed within the elevator shaft and positioned relative to at least one landing door; and
an inspection system comprising a detector located on the elevator car and arranged to detect the presence of the landing positioning element in an inspection region to determine if a position of the elevator car relative to the landing door is within a predetermined range,
wherein the landing positioning element comprises at least one position detection subelement, wherein the at least one position detection subelement is a coded feature comprising a first region defining a range of position of proper alignment of the elevator car relative to the landing door and a second region that is outside of the first region, wherein, when the second region is detected within the inspection region, an error notification is generated by the inspection system.

US Pat. No. 10,576,185

SYSTEMS TO PROMOTE HEALING AT A SITE OF A MEDICAL DEVICE

Tempo Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A method of delivering a hydrogel system to an in vivo site of an implanted medical device in a subject, the method comprising:(a) implanting a medical device in an in vivo site of a subject;
(b) delivering a hydrogel into the in vivo site of the implanted medical device by injection, the hydrogel comprising:
(1) a network of microgel particles, each microgel particle having a median diameter of about 10 micrometers (?m) to about 500 ?m and comprising:
(i) annealing components, wherein an annealing component is configured to bond to an adjacent annealing component; and
(ii) a backbone polymer; and
(2) a plurality of interconnected pores, the plurality of interconnected pores having a median size of at least 10 ?m;
(c) delivering an annealing agent to the in vivo site of the implanted medical device; and
(d) exposing the hydrogel and the annealing agent to light causing the annealing components to bond to adjacent annealing components to stabilize the network of microgel particles comprising the plurality of interconnected pores, the stabilized hydrogel comprising:
(1) an inner surface molded to a shape of the implanted medical device;
(2) an outer surface molded to a shape of the in vivo site of the implanted medical device in the subject; and
(3) a compressive modulus of between 1,500 and 200,000 Pascal (Pa).

US Pat. No. 10,579,086

CURRENT SOURCE CALIBRATION TRACKING TEMPERATURE AND BIAS CURRENT

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. A method for calibrating a trim circuit under variable environmental conditions using a bias setting comprising:measuring a current mismatch between a first current source and a second current source;
varying first calibration settings of a first calibration digital-to-analog converter (CAL DAC) in the trim circuit, wherein the first CAL DAC has a first output current, and the first output current varies with a bias current;
varying second calibration settings of a second CAL DAC in the trim circuit wherein the second CAL DAC has a second output current;
measuring an output current of the trim circuit, wherein the output current of the trim circuit includes the first output current, and
wherein varying the first calibration settings includes varying the first calibration settings such that the output current tracks the current mismatch.

US Pat. No. 10,582,541

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS TO RADIO SERVICES

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A user terminal apparatus comprising:a receiver to receive control information;
a data processor, coupled to the receiver, to select a sequence from a subset of different sequences,
wherein the different sequences are based on a base sequence;
wherein the subset of different sequences depends on the control information,
wherein the different sequences are respectively associated with different message sizes or different radio conditions at the user terminal apparatus, have different cyclic shifts, and are arranged in an order of increasing cyclic shift, and
a transmitter, coupled to the data processor, to transmit the selected sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,582,591

DEVICE WITH A MID-FRAME STRUCTURE AND REVERSE DRAFT

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a mid-frame structure including a reverse draft corresponding to a back of the electronic device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic device;
a display integrated with the mid-frame structure, wherein a portion of the display includes a plurality of micro laser through holes, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes a first group of one or more electronic components, at least one of the electronic components from the first group being configured to provide light through the plurality of micro laser through holes; and
a back cover integrated with the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes a second group of one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,580,582

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a multilayer capacitor including a pair of external electrodes respectively disposed on both ends opposing each other; and
a pair of frame terminals having coupling holes allowing the external electrodes of the multilayer capacitor to be inserted, and separating the multilayer capacitor from a mounting surface,
wherein band portions of the external electrodes are bonded to inner surfaces of the coupling holes, and
wherein the coupling holes extend to an outer surface of the frame terminals, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,580,334

PERIPHERAL FEMTOPROJECTOR OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Tectus Corporation, Sara...

1. An eye-mounted display comprising:a contact lens containing a plurality of femtoprojectors that project an image to a user's retina;
the plurality of femtoprojectors including a first group of one or more central femtoprojectors that projects a first portion of the image with a first resolution to a first region of the retina, where each central femtoprojector comprises reflective optics;
the plurality of femtoprojectors further including a second group of one or more peripheral femtoprojectors that projects a second portion of the image with a second resolution to a more peripheral region of the retina, where the second resolution is lower than the first resolution;
each of the peripheral femtoprojectors comprising:
an image source;
an optically transparent core bounded by a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a sidewall structure that extends between the two ends; and
a lens element positioned at the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,577,264

PULSED ELECTRIC FIELD FOR DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A tap-mounted device for point-of-use disinfection of water, said device comprising:a plurality of electrodes having a micro-gap between the electrodes, wherein the micro-gap has a micro-gap distance in the range of 10 ?m to 300 ?m, the electrodes selected from the group consisting of multi-rod electrodes and jelly-roll type electrodes;
a control system; and
a low-voltage pulsed electric field generator circuit responsive to the control system, to generate a low-voltage pulsed electric field (PEF) across the micro-gap of the electrodes to provide a voltage of about 5 V up to about 30 V across the micro-gap, thereby providing a pulsed electric field strength at a level effective to increase cell permeability and/or cause an irreversible damage to cells of microorganisms present in the water, wherein the micro-gap establishes a distance between the electrodes sufficient to provide a physical separation between the electrodes while permitting a sufficiently intense pulsed electric field generated across a micro-gap between the electrodes to achieve disinfection of drinking water;
wherein the tap mounted device creates a fluid flow path from an inlet to an outlet and the fluid flow path passes through multiple electric fields;
wherein the multi-rod electrodes comprise a plurality of positive electrode rods and a plurality of negative electrode rods arranged in a three dimensional array, wherein an area between the electrode rods is open; and
wherein the jelly-roll type electrodes have multiple fluid flow paths that run traverse to an axis of the electrodes and each fluid flow path passes through multiple electric fields, the jelly-roll type electrodes including a rolled-up substrate, wherein the substrate has positive and negative electrodes on each side.

US Pat. No. 10,582,596

ILLUMINATION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUALLY ADJUSTING AUTOMATED FADING OF COLOR TEMPERATURE CHANGES TO EMULATE EXTERIOR DAYLIGHT

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) chains;
a driver circuit coupled to the plurality of LED chains for automatically fading in a color temperature change from the LED chains depending on a time of day, wherein the automatically fading comprises fading in the color temperature change in a plurality of steps over a fixed amount of time without user actuation of a trigger upon the remote controller, and wherein the plurality of steps increase the color temperature an hour after sunrise;
a control module coupled to the driver circuit, said control module comprises:
a controller coupled to receive a change in intensity value from a remote controller that is remote from the controller and wirelessly or wired connected to the controller, and wherein the controller is coupled to receive the change in intensity value and, in response thereto, to produce a change in the color temperature output from the LED chains during a first time of day relative to a second time of day.

US Pat. No. 10,581,759

SHARING PACKET PROCESSING RESOURCES

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A network switching apparatus comprising:multiple data unit sources configured to receive data units, each of the data units having a control portion and a payload portion;
multiple control paths, each control path coupled to a different data unit source, the data unit sources configured to send first portions of the data units along the control paths, the first portions including control portions;
multiple data paths, separate from the control paths, each data path coupled to a different data unit source, the data unit sources configured to send payload portions of the data units along the data paths;
an adaptive distributor configured to receive the first portions via the multiple control paths, the adaptive distributor comprising a buffer memory in which the adaptive distributor is configured to temporarily buffer the first portions until the first portions are ready for processing by a shared packet processor;
the shared packet processor, configured to receive the first portions from the adaptive distributor, and to generate control information based on the control portions found in the first portions;
a demuxer configured to receive the control information from the shared packet processor;
merger subsystems, each merger subsystem configured to receive payload portions via a different data path of the multiple data paths, and to receive control information from the demuxer for the data units whose payload portions they receive, the merger subsystems further configured to output the data units with the control information generated for the data units.

US Pat. No. 10,581,338

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

National University Corpo...

1. A power supply system comprising:a plurality of AC output converters connected in parallel for supplying electric power to an AC load,
each of the plurality of AC output converters including
an output impedance connected to the AC load,
a PWM converter configured to convert DC power into AC power, and
a controller configured to output a voltage command value to the PWM converter,
the controller including
a vector adder configured to perform vector addition of a part of a voltage drop occurring due to a current flowing through the output impedance and a voltage command value of the AC load, and
a converter configured to output the voltage command value to the PWM converter based on a vector sum obtained through the vector addition.

US Pat. No. 10,579,080

INTELLIGENT ICE PROTECTION NETWORK

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. A system for an aircraft, comprising:a first fluid circuit extending from a first end to a second end;
a network comprising a plurality of networked heater assemblies disposed along the first fluid circuit between the first end and the second end, each of the networked heater assemblies comprising:
at least one temperature sensor in communication with the first fluid circuit for periodically measuring a temperature in the first fluid circuit and generate a corresponding local temperature signal;
a heater element configured to selectively apply heat to the first fluid circuit based on the local temperature signal or another temperature signal on the network;
a local controller programmed to receive the local temperature signal or another networked temperature signal and operate the heater assembly in response thereto in order to maintain the local temperature signal above a predetermined threshold;
wherein upon determination that the at least one temperature sensor has failed, the local controller is configured to communicate such determination to a local controller in at least another one of the networked heater assemblies, such that at least one of the remaining operative temperature sensors are polled at a second polling frequency greater than or equal to a first polling frequency corresponding to normal operation of the overall system.

US Pat. No. 10,578,168

SYNCHRONIZER RING FOR A SYNCHRONIZATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SYNCHRONIZER RING

HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK...

1. A synchronizer ring for a synchronization unit of a manual transmission, which includes a ring axis and a ring-shaped sheet-metal cone with a substantially constant ring thickness,wherein the ring-shaped sheet-metal cone has a radial outer side and an opposite radial inner side with a cone-shaped friction surface, and
wherein the ring-shaped sheet-metal cone tapers in direction of the ring axis from a first axial cone end towards a second axial cone end,
wherein the sheet-metal cone has an integrally molded centering collar on the radial outer side for radially centering the synchronizer ring relative to a synchronizer hub of the synchronization unit,
wherein the sheet-metal cone is deformed in the region of the centering collar and includes a first sheet portion with a residual thickness reduced as compared to the ring thickness as well as axially adjacent a second sheet portion with a collar thickness which at least corresponds to the ring thickness,
wherein the sheet-metal cone includes a step portion which axially extends between the second axial cone end and the first sheet portion, wherein a radial outer side of the step portion is offset with respect to a radial outer side of the first sheet portion towards the ring axis.
US Pat. No. 10,577,430

ADAM6 MICE

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of producing a fully human antibody specific against an antigen comprising the steps of:(a) immunizing a genetically modified mouse with the antigen, wherein the mouse:
(i) has a genome that comprises:
(1) one or more human VH gene segments, one or more human DH gene segments, and one or more human JH gene segments operably linked to a mouse heavy chain constant region sequence at an endogenous mouse immunoglobulin heavy chain locus,
(2) one or more human VL gene segments and one or more human JL gene segments operably linked to a light chain constant region sequence, and
(3) a nucleotide sequence that encodes a mouse a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 6 (ADAM6) protein, which nucleotide sequence is integrated in the genome of the mouse, wherein the mouse ADAM6 protein is expressed in the genetically modified mouse;
(ii) generates antibodies when immunized with the antigen, wherein the antibodies each comprise a human heavy chain variable domain operably linked to a mouse heavy chain constant domain and a human light chain variable domain operably linked to a light chain constant domain; and
(iii) is fertile;
(b) determining:
(i) a human heavy chain variable domain sequence of an antibody that specifically binds the antigen and that was generated by the genetically modified mouse, and
(ii) a human light chain variable domain sequence of an antibody that specifically binds the antigen and that was generated by the genetically modified mouse; and
(c) producing a fully human antibody by expressing in a host cell:
(i) a nucleotide sequence that encodes the human heavy chain variable domain sequence of (b) and a human heavy chain constant domain sequence, and
(ii) a nucleotide sequence that encodes the human light chain variable domain sequence of (b) and a human light chain constant domain sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,580,241

METHOD FOR CAUSING A CHANGE OF OPERATING MODE

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method comprising:detecting a presence of an access authorization verification apparatus in surroundings of an access control apparatus by first communication means of the access control apparatus, and
causing when the presence of the access authorization verification apparatus in the surroundings of the access control apparatus is detected, a change of an operating mode of second communication means of the access control apparatus,
wherein the first communication means are configured to communicate wirelessly in accordance with a first communication technique, wherein the second communication means are configured to communicate wirelessly in accordance with a second communication technique, which is different than the first communication technique, wherein the detecting by the first communication means of the access control apparatus is effected without communication between the first communication means of the access control apparatus and the access authorization verification apparatus, wherein the presence of the access authorization verification apparatus in the surroundings of the access control apparatus alters at least one physical quantity that is capturable by the first communication means of the access control apparatus, and wherein the physical quantity is altered solely by virtue of the access authorization verification apparatus being brought into the surroundings of the access control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,579,054

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ON-SITE RECOVERY OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A computer-implemented method for recovering an autonomous vehicle in a fleet of vehicles, the method comprising:obtaining, by a computing system that includes one or more computing devices, data indicative of a status of each of a plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet based on sensor data from one or more sensors onboard each of the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet;
transmitting, by the computing system, one or more first control signals to the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet to travel to a plurality of strategic locations based on the status of each of the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet, wherein the plurality of strategic locations are selected from a set of locations based at least in part on one or more conditions associated with the fleet of vehicles;
detecting, by the computing system, an existence of an adverse condition associated with a first autonomous vehicle in the fleet of vehicles, wherein the first autonomous vehicle is providing a vehicle service to transport one or more users to one or more destinations;
determining, by the computing system, in response to detecting the adverse condition, a second autonomous vehicle from the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet based at least in part on a remote location associated with the adverse condition and the plurality of strategic locations;
transmitting, by the computing system, one or more second control signals to the second autonomous vehicle to travel to the remote location to complete the vehicle service by transporting the one or more users from the remote location to the one or more destinations; and
updating, by the computing system, the plurality of strategic locations for the plurality of autonomous vehicles based on a change in the one or more conditions associated with the fleet of vehicles.

US Pat. No. 10,582,584

LED SECURITY LIGHT AND LED SECURITY LIGHT CONTROL DEVICE THEREOF

Vaxcel International Co.,...

1. An LED security light, comprising:a light emitting unit configured with an LED load;
a photo sensor unit;
a motion sensor unit;
a loading and power control unit; and
a power supply unit comprising a first power source and a second power source;
wherein the loading and power control unit comprises a controller and a power switching circuitry; wherein the controller is electrically coupled with the power switching circuitry, the photo sensor unit and the motion sensor unit;
wherein the power switching circuitry is configured with at least one switching element; wherein the at least one switching element is electrically coupled between the second power source and the light emitting unit; wherein the controller outputs a control signal to control a conduction state of the at least one switching element to connect or disconnect the second power source to the light emitting unit;
wherein when the first power source is connected to the light emitting unit, the controller operates to deliver an average electric current to the LED load to perform a first motion sensing illumination mode according to signals received from the photo sensor unit and the motion sensors unit;
wherein when an ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is lower than a first predetermined value, the LED load is switched on;
wherein when the ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is higher than a second predetermined value, the LED load is switched off;
wherein when a motion intrusion signal is detected by the motion sensor, the loading and power control unit responsively manages the LED load to perform a first high level illumination of the first motion sensing illumination mode for a predetermined time duration to create an effect of security alert;
wherein when the second power source is connected to the light emitting unit, the controller operates to deliver an average electric current to drive the LED load to perform a second motion sensing illumination mode according to signals received from the photo sensor unit and the motion sensor unit;
wherein when the ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is lower than the first predetermined value, the LED load is switched on;
wherein when the ambient light detected by the photo sensor unit is higher than the second predetermined value, the LED load is switched off;
wherein when the motion intrusion signal is detected by the motion sensor unit, the loading and power control unit responsively manages the LED load to perform a second high level illumination of the second motion sensing illumination mode for the predetermined time duration, wherein the first high level illumination is greater than the second high level illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,579,169

STYLUS AND TOUCH CONTROL APPARATUS FOR DETECTING TILT ANGLE OF STYLUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY I...

1. A touch control apparatus for detecting a tilt angle of a stylus, wherein the stylus includes a first button, a first electrode at a tip of the stylus and a second electrode surrounding the first electrode, the touch control apparatus comprising:a sensing circuit connected to a touch panel, wherein the touch panel includes a plurality of first touch sensitive electrodes and a plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes, the plurality of first touch sensitive electrodes and the plurality of second touch sensitive electrodes forming a plurality of sensing points;
a signal strength detecting circuit; and
a processing module connected to the sensing circuit and the signal strength detecting circuit, the processing module being configured for:
instructing the sensing circuit to receive electrical signals emitted by the stylus in two non-consecutive time periods;
instructing the signal strength detecting circuit to calculate magnitudes of signal strengths of the electrical signals in the two non-consecutive time periods to determine a modulation sequence used by the stylus, wherein the modulation sequence includes a plurality of modulations, in each of the non-consecutive time periods one type of the plurality of modulations is used;
determining the tilt angle of the stylus based on the electrical signals of the two non-consecutive time periods; and
determining one of followings:
a status of the first button of the stylus based on the modulation sequence; and
an axial direction of the stylus based on the electrical signals of the two non-consecutive time periods;
wherein the plurality of modulations include the following three types: instructing the first electrode to emit an electrical signal; instructing the second electrode to emit an electrical signal; and instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously; and
wherein the modulation sequence used by the stylus includes one of followings:
instructing the first electrode to emit an electrical signal and instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously;
instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously and instructing the first electrode to emit an electrical signal;
instructing the second electrode to emit an electrical signal and instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously; and
instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously and instructing the second electrode to emit an electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,579,025

HYDROCARBON RECOVERY PROCESS

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING ...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining one or more operating modes for a crude oil displacement system, the crude oil displacement system being arranged to inject an injection water into a reservoir, the reservoir comprising at least two carbonate rock layers having crude oil present within a pore space thereof, said crude oil displacement system being for use in displacing crude oil from the pore space of the carbonate rock layers, the method comprising the steps of:receiving input data indicative of:
i) characteristics of the injection water, comprising temperature, salinity, and sulfate concentration; and
ii) characteristics of the carbonate rock layers comprising temperature, permeabilities of the carbonate rock layers, water-soluble sulfate mineral content of the carbonate rock layers, and an indication of permeabilities of one or more interfaces between adjacent ones of the carbonate rock layers;
inputting said input data into a computer-implemented predictive model;
operating the predictive model so as to:
a) identify one or more first carbonate rock layers and one or more second carbonate rock layers of the at least two carbonate rock layers, the one or more second carbonate rock layers being adjacent to at least one of the one or more first carbonate rock layers, the one or more first carbonate rock layers having a water-soluble sulfate mineral content and the one or more second carbonate rock layers having a water-soluble sulfate mineral content, wherein the water-soluble sulfate mineral content of the one or more first carbonate rock layers is greater than the water-soluble sulfate mineral content of the one or more second carbonate rock layers;
b) model, using at least the data indicative of the characteristics of the injection water and of the characteristics of the carbonate rock layers, dissolution of water-soluble sulfate minerals from at least one first carbonate rock layer of the one or more first carbonate rock layers into the injection water that will occur on configuring the crude oil displacement system to inject said injection water into the at least one first carbonate rock layer, whereby to generate first data representing chemical characteristics of a sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid formed in the at least one first carbonate rock layer by the dissolution of water-soluble sulfate minerals into the injection water;
c) model, using at least the data indicative of the permeabilities of the carbonate rock layers, flow of the sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid through the at least one first carbonate rock layer, whereby to generate first flow characteristics of the sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid;
d) model, using at least the data indicative of the permeabilities of the carbonate rock layers, the permeabilities of the one or more interfaces and the first flow characteristics, flow of the sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid from the at least one first carbonate rock layer into and through at least one second carbonate rock layer of the one or more second carbonate rock layers, whereby to generate second flow characteristics of the sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid; and
e) generate, based on at least the first data and the modelled second flow characteristics, second data indicative of a predicted amount of oil that will be displaced from the at least one second carbonate rock layer by the sulfate enriched aqueous displacement fluid formed in the at least one first carbonate rock layer responsive to configuring the crude oil displacement system so as to inject the injection water into the at least one first carbonate rock layer; and
determining, on the basis of the second data, control data indicative of one or more operating modes of the crude oil displacement system.

US Pat. No. 10,578,256

ILLUMINATING WITH A MULTIZONE MIXING CUP

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A method of blending multiple light channels to produce a preselected illumination spectrum of substantially white light, the method comprising:altering the illumination produced by a first LED illumination source by passing the illumination produced by the first LED illumination source through a first photoluminescence material to produce a blue channel preselected spectral output;
altering the illumination produced by the second LED illumination source by passing the illumination produced by a second LED illumination source through a photoluminescence material to produce a red channel preselected spectral output;
altering the illumination produced by the third LED illumination source by passing the illumination produced by a third LED illumination source through a third photoluminescence material to produce a yellow/green channel preselected spectral output;
altering the illumination produced by the fourth LED illumination source by passing the illumination produced by a fourth LED illumination source through a fourth photoluminescence material to produce a cyan channel preselected spectral output;
blending the blue, red, yellow/green, and cyan spectral outputs as the blue, red, yellow/green, and cyan spectral outputs;
wherein the first, second, and third LED illumination sources are blue LEDs and the fourth LED illumination is cyan LEDs;
wherein the blue LEDs have a substantially 440-475 nm output and the cyan LEDs have a substantially 490-515 nm output;
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth DLCAs each comprise a plurality of photoluminescence materials, the plurality of photoluminescence materials comprising:
one or more of a first type of photoluminescence material that emits light at a peak emission between about 515 nm and 590 nm in response to the associated LED string emission,
one or more of a second type of photoluminescence material that emits light at a peak emission between about 590 nm and about 700 nm in response to the associated LED string emission; and,
wherein one or more of the spectral outputs of the blue, red, green/yellow, and red channels are substantially:
32.8% for wavelengths between 380-420 nm, 100% for wavelengths between 421-460 nm, 66.5% for wavelengths between 461-500 nm, 25.7% for wavelengths between 501-540 nm, 36.6% for wavelengths between 541-580 nm, 39.7% for wavelengths between 581-620 nm, 36.1% for wavelengths between 621-660 nm, 15.5% for wavelengths between 661-700 nm, 5.9% for wavelengths between 701-740 nm and 2.1% for wavelengths between 741-780 nm for the blue channel;
3.9% for wavelengths between 380-420 nm, 6.9% for wavelengths between 421-460 nm, 3.2% for wavelengths between 461-500 nm, 7.9% for wavelengths between 501-540 nm, 14% for wavelengths between 541-580 nm, 55% for wavelengths between 581-620 nm, 100% for wavelengths between 621-660 nm, 61.8% for wavelengths between 661-700 nm, 25.1% for wavelengths between 701-740 nm and 7.7% for wavelengths between 741-780 nm for the red channel;
1% for wavelengths between 380-420 nm, 1.9% for wavelengths between 421-460 nm, 5.9% for wavelengths between 461-500 nm, 67.8% for wavelengths between 501-540 nm, 100% for wavelengths between 541-580 nm, 95% for wavelengths between 581-620 nm, 85.2% for wavelengths between 621-660 nm, 48.1% for wavelengths between 661-700 nm, 18.3% for wavelengths between 701-740 nm and 5.6% for wavelengths between 741-780 nm for the yellow/green channel; or
0.2% for wavelengths between 380-420 nm, 0.8% for wavelengths between 421-460 nm, 49.2% for wavelengths between 461-500 nm, 100% for wavelengths between 501-540 nm, 58.4% for wavelengths between 541-580 nm, 41.6% for wavelengths between 581-620 nm, 28.1% for wavelengths between 621-660 nm, 13.7% for wavelengths between 661-700 nm, 4.5% for wavelengths between 701-740 nm and 1.1% for wavelengths between 741-780 nm for the cyan channel.

US Pat. No. 10,581,685

METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC TRACKING OF HYBRID FIBER COAXIAL UPSTREAM SERVICE UPGRADES

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A computing device for determining upstream transmission capability in an area of a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) cable plant network, the network comprising a plurality of network components located in the area and a plurality of customer premises equipment (CPE) devices located in the area, the computing device comprising:a memory device resident in the computing device; and
a processor disposed in communication with the memory device, the processor configured to:
configure a downstream transmission that includes a marker channel at a frequency within a band of frequencies selected by an operator of the HFC cable plant network for conversion from downstream to upstream transmissions;
initiate the downstream transmission to each CPE device;
send a query to each CPE device, the query for eliciting an indication of whether the marker channel is tunable at the CPE device;
receive a response to the query from at least one CPE device, the response comprising one of a tune success response and a tune failure response; and
determine, for each responding CPE device, based on the response to the query from the responding CPE device, an upstream transmission capability status for a respective network component from which the responding CPE device subtends, wherein the respective network component is in the plurality of network components located in the area.

US Pat. No. 10,582,600

DROPLET COLLECTION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A droplet collection device comprising:a collecting container arranged on an outer wall surface side of a wall of a chamber and configured to communicate with an inside of the chamber through an opening provided at the wall of the chamber;
a collision plate arranged in the collecting container and configured such that a droplet supplied from the opening to the collecting container is to collide with the collision plate; and
a buffer member arranged on an opening side with respect to the collision plate and configured to mitigate impact of the droplet colliding with the collision plate,
the buffer member having a wire rod bundle configured such that multiple wire rods are bundled and fixed to a plate member,
the wire rods being made of carbon, and the plate member being made of graphite,
the wire rods being fixed to the plate member with a graphitized adhesive with the wire rods arranged in one direction,
a space having a greater width than a width between wire rods closest to each other is provided between wire rods positioned at both ends in a direction in which the wire rods are arranged,
the wire rods include first wire rods and second wire rods shorter than the first wire rods,
each second wire rod is arranged between the first wire rods, and
the space is between adjacent ones of the first wire rods.

US Pat. No. 10,581,378

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHORTENING START-UP TIME OF A CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR

1. A start-up oscillator circuit, the circuit comprising:a first oscillator configured to output a first oscillation signal;
a second oscillator configured to output a second oscillation signal;
a driver coupled between the second oscillator and the first oscillator, wherein the driver transfers the second oscillation signal output by the second oscillator to the first oscillator, to drive the first oscillator; and
a feedback circuit connected between the first oscillator and the second oscillator to align a phase of the second oscillation signal of the second oscillator with a phase of the first oscillation signal of the first oscillator based on the first oscillation signal output by the first oscillator, wherein the feedback circuit is configured to generate a start signal to start the second oscillator, and
wherein the feedback circuit is configured to generate the start signal at a specific phase of the first oscillation signal of the first oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,580,349

BACKPLANE FOR EYE-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Tectus Corporation, Sara...

1. A backplane that fits in an eye-mounted display, the backplane receiving data packets that specify images to be projected by a frontplane containing an array of light emitters that also fits in the eye-mounted display, the backplane converting the data packets to drive signals that drive corresponding subsets of the light emitters in the frontplane, where:the data packets specify subframes to be projected by the corresponding subsets of light emitters using a protocol that does not require receiving full frames for the entire array of light emitters; and
the drive signals cause the corresponding subsets of light emitters to produce light.

US Pat. No. 10,580,281

TRACKING DEVICE SYSTEM

PB, Inc., Renton, WA (US...

1. A system comprising:a) one or more mobile tracking devices, each tracking device including an alarm apparatus, one or more sensors for outputting sensor output information, and a microcontroller-transmitter configured to broadcast a bluetooth radio transmission, the transmission containing identification information for identifying the tracking device, sensor information corresponding to an electrical signal output of the one or more sensors (sensor output information), and having no location or motion information derived by the tracking device from a GPS signal;
b) one or more mobile control apparatus, each control apparatus having a processor, bluetooth transceiver, GPS receiver, user interface, memory, and one or more executable functions, wherein the control apparatus is configured with an application having program instructions in memory, wherein the program instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the control apparatus to:
(i) receive and generate a record of a bluetooth transmission received from any of the one or more tracking devices; and,
(ii) display a user interface (application user interface) configured to program one or more conditional rules that pair a customizable trigger condition having any of time and location information, range information, sensor output information, or button click information as a condition or conditions with the one or more executable functions of the smartphone (paired executable function) such that if a transmission received from an identified tracking device contains information that satisfies a conditional rule, then the smartphone executes the paired executable function or functions of the conditional rule.

US Pat. No. 10,579,521

ADDRESS ALLOCATION TO PSUS, SERVICE ARRANGEMENT AND PASSENGER CABIN

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A method for allocating a respective address to a plurality of PSUs (Passenger Service Units) of a service controller for a passenger cabin of an aircraft, wherein the service controller comprises:a coding means extending along an extension line in an installation space for the PSUs,
wherein the coding means defines a plurality of coding parameters, wherein the plurality of coding parameters each correspond to an installation position of a respective PSU on the extension line, wherein the plurality of coding parameters each define a coding value,
the plurality of PSUs, wherein the plurality of PSUs are installed along the extension line in the installation space at the respective installation positions,
a head unit communicating with the PSUs, wherein:
a start command is transmitted to all PSUs,
the method comprising:
in response to the start command, determining a respective coding value at a respective installation position of a respective PSU,
determining a respective waiting time from the respective coding value of a respective PSU according to a time rule,
transmitting a response to the head unit for each of the PSUs upon expiration of a respective waiting time from the start command, and
in response to receiving a respective response at the head unit, allocating a respective address to the PSU which transmitted the received response.

US Pat. No. 10,579,118

DETECTION CIRCUITS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A device, comprising:a power supply;
a transistor coupled to the power supply;
a port coupled via the transistor to the power supply, wherein the port is to transmit power received via the transistor from the power supply to a corresponding port included in an external device when the corresponding port is coupled to the port; and
a detection circuit to:
detect a voltage between the port and the corresponding port when the port is coupled to the corresponding port; and
interrupt, via the transistor, power supplied to the port when the detected voltage satisfies a threshold voltage;
wherein the transistor has a power rating that is comparatively higher than the threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,577,991

FLUID SYSTEM AND METHOD

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A method of supplying liquid to a liquid delivery system in a vehicle in which a replaceable liquid container including a reservoir containing liquid is releasably coupled in the vehicle to provide liquid communication between the reservoir and the liquid delivery system of the vehicle during operation of the vehicle, the method including:(i) prior to establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and the liquid delivery system of the vehicle, communicating with a data carrier carried by the replaceable liquid container;
(ii) determining, based on the communication with the data carrier, data associated with at least one of the replaceable liquid container or contents of the replaceable liquid container;
(iii) analyzing, using the data associated with at least one of the replaceable liquid container or contents of the replaceable liquid container, suitability of the replaceable liquid container or the contents of the replaceable liquid container for the vehicle;
(iv) generating, based on the analysis, a suitability output; and
(v) in response to the suitability output indicating that the replaceable liquid container or the contents of the replaceable liquid container is suitable for the vehicle, establishing liquid communication between the reservoir and the liquid delivery system of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,577,366

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF A COMPOUND THAT INHIBITS BROMODOMAIN

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A crystalline form of Compound I of Form B having the formula:characterized by an X-ray powder diffractogram comprising the following peaks: 19.0, 21.0, and 24.8 °2?±0.2 °2?, as determined on a diffractometer using Cu-K? radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,582,622

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A rollable display device comprising:a flexible display panel including a display surface and a non-display surface opposite to the display surface;
a first transparent protection film adjacent to the display surface of the flexible display panel and spaced away from the flexible display panel;
an air gap between the flexible display panel and the first transparent protection film;
a device body including a first roller fixing a first end portion of the flexible display panel, and a second roller fixing a first end portion of the first transparent protection film; and
a fixing structure fixing a second end portion of the flexible display panel and a second end portion of the first transparent protection film.

US Pat. No. 10,582,578

SOLID STATE LIGHT FIXTURES HAVING VARIABLE CURRENT DIMMING AND RELATED DRIVER CIRCUITS AND METHODS

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. A solid state light fixture, comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) load; and
a driver circuit that is configured to supply a drive current to the LED load, the driver circuit including a current supply module that is configured to reduce a drive current level during dimming of the solid state light fixture, wherein the current supply module is configured to operate in both a continuous conduction mode to maintain a light output by the solid state light fixture at a first dimming level and to operate in a discontinuous conduction mode to maintain the light output by the solid state light fixture at a second dimming level that has a lower light output than the first dimming level,
wherein the driver circuit is configured to operate as a variable current dimming driver circuit in which a peak level of the drive current supplied to the LED load is adjusted in response to a dimming control signal,
wherein the current supply module includes a switch and an inductor, wherein the switch is configured to turn on sometime after the current of the inductor decreases to zero when the current supply module operates in the discontinuous conduction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,581,206

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVWED GROUNDING BARS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. A card edge connector comprising:a longitudinal insulating housing comprising a first wall and an opposite second wall, and a bottom connecting with the first and the second walls, thereby commonly defining a mating slot for receiving an electric card;
a plurality of terminals arranged in two rows, and retained in the first wall and the second wall respectively, the terminals comprising retaining portions retained in the first and second walls, elastic mating portions extending in the mating slot and leg portions through a bottom face of the insulating housing;
each row of said terminals comprising grounding terminals and signal terminals;
a grounding member retained in the insulating housing and comprising a first grounding side and a second grounding side respectively associated with the corresponding first and second walls, each of the first and second grounding sides defining an upper edge and a lower edge thereof, a plurality of elastic tabs extending from said upper edge and contacting with the corresponding grounding terminals;
wherein the first and second grounding sides are disposed vertically in the bottom of the housing and at an outer side of the corresponding row of terminals, and extends along a longitudinal direction of the insulating housing under a situation that the upper edges of the first and second grounding sides are disposed below an inner bottom face of the mating slot;
wherein the insulating housing defines two retaining slits running through the bottom face thereof, and the first and second grounding sides are inserted in the corresponding retaining slits from the bottom face, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,580,147

GPU-BASED SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING 2D-3D DEFORMABLE REGISTRATION OF A BODY ORGAN USING MULTIPLE 2D FLUOROSCOPIC VIEWS

Broncus Medical Inc., Sa...

1. A system for deformably registering pre-acquired 3D CT image data of a patient to real time 3D data of the patient comprising:a first memory for receiving 3D CT image data of a body organ of the patient;
a second memory for receiving real-time image data of the patient from an imaging unit;
a multi-core processor framework that generates a candidate 3D deformation field based on one or more deformation parameters and the 3D CT image data; and
wherein the multi-core processor framework is further operable to compute a cost function and gradient vector to determine an optimal deformation field; wherein the cost function is based on the candidate 3D deformation field and the real time image data; and the gradient vector is based on the cost function.

US Pat. No. 10,579,964

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR GOODS REPLENISHMENT

Intelligrated Headquarter...

1. A method for replenishing containers with goods from stock keeping units (SKUs) arriving at a replenishment area in a distribution center, comprising:receiving, by a central controller, a first set of data associated with a plurality of SKUs arriving at the replenishment area, wherein the first set of data comprises a plurality of first predefined threshold values, each indicative of a maximum capacity of goods in a corresponding SKU;
associating, by the central controller, the first set of data to a second set of data, wherein the second set of data comprises one or more container identifiers with each container identifier having a second predefined threshold value, wherein each second predefined threshold value is indicative of a capacity of a corresponding container, wherein the first set of data is associated with the second set of data by correlating the first predefined threshold values to the second predefined threshold values; and
generating, by the central controller, an ordered sequence of container identifiers based on the association of the first set of data with the second set of data, wherein the ordered sequence of container identifiers is indicative of the containers to be retrieved to the replenishment area for receiving goods from the plurality of SKUs.

US Pat. No. 10,577,001

TRANSMITTER DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENSING A MAGNETIC FIELD CHANGE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A sensor device for detecting a magnetic field change caused by an object approaching or moving past the sensor device, the sensor device comprising:at least one transmitter device including at least two alternating-current-fed transmitter oscillating circuits for forming a transmitter frequency of said at least one transmitter device, said at least two transmitter oscillating circuits being constructed to have resonance frequencies being different than each other;
at least one monitoring device for determining the transmitter frequency of said at least one transmitter device and for checking whether the determined transmitter frequency is in a predetermined frequency range; and
at least one receiver device.

US Pat. No. 10,577,861

ROLL-UP SHADES WITH STRAPS, CONNECTORS, AND FASTENERS, AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Lewis Hyman, Inc., Carso...

1. A fastener for attachment to a support cord of a shade for holding up a rolled up portion of the shade, the fastener comprising:a first body portion comprising a top end, a bottom end, a right side, a left side, a first main body portion, a pin, and a pair of track elements;
a second body portion comprising a top end, a bottom end, a right side, a left side, a second main body portion having a same shape and size as the first main body portion, an opening, and a pair of tracks;
a first connector extending from the top end of the first main body portion of the first body portion; and
a second connector extending from the bottom end of the second main body portion of the second body portion,
wherein the first body portion and the second body portion are attached to one another by the pin being inserted through the opening, and the pair of track elements being inserted through the pair of tracks,
in response to the fastener being in an at rest position, the first main body portion of the first body portion and the second main body portion of the second body portion completely overlap one another,
in response to the fastener being in an expanded position, the first main body portion of the first body portion and the second main body portion of the second body portion are moved away from one another in an axial direction and only partially overlap, and
the pair of track elements comprises a pair of projections projecting from the first main body portion in a lateral direction which is substantially perpendicular to the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,576,639

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN END EFFECTOR

JABIL INC., St. Petersbu...

1. An end effector capable of accommodating semiconductor wafers of varying sizes, comprising:a wafer support;
a bearing arm capable of interfacing with at least one robotic element, and at least partially bearing the wafer support at one end thereof;
a plurality of proximal and distal support pads on the wafer support for physically interfacing with a one of the semiconductor wafers, wherein at least the distal support pads are ramped with an angular ridge at a most distal portion thereof; and
a low friction moving clamp comprising two canted rollers driven bi-directionally along a plane at least partially provided by the bearing arm, wherein the low friction moving clamp retractably imparts a strike force to a proximal edge of the semiconductor wafer for the physical interfacing of the semiconductor wafer with at least the plurality of distal support pads.

US Pat. No. 10,582,043

METHOD OF IDENTIFYING INSTANCES OF INTERNATIONAL CALL INTERCONNECT BYPASS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of identifying instances of international call interconnect bypass telecommunications fraud, the method comprising:providing a cross-network call identifying routine deployed within an originating telecommunications network or a terminating telecommunications network, wherein the originating telecommunications network and the terminating telecommunications network are located in different countries and wherein a plurality of transit operators routes a phone call from a caller in the originating telecommunications network to a callee in the terminating telecommunications network, the cross-network call identifying routine configured to execute the steps comprising:
establishing a first network connection with a first server having a first call details record (CDR) of the originating telecommunications network stored thereon;
accessing the first CDR and identifying therein an outgoing call from the caller registered in the originating telecommunications network to the callee registered in the terminating telecommunications network, the callee having a first identifier associated therewith;
establishing a second network connection with a second server having a second CDR of the terminating telecommunications network stored thereon;
accessing the second CDR and querying the second CDR for a record of an incoming call corresponding to the outgoing call based on the first identifier of the callee;
responsive to identifying, within the second CDR, the record of the incoming call corresponding to the first identifier of the callee, determining whether the incoming call is recorded within the second CDR as a local call or an international call;
responsive to determining that the incoming call is recorded in the second CDR as the local call, identifying the incoming call as an instance of the international call interconnect bypass telecommunications fraud; and
automatically transmitting a communication to a network administrator notifying the network administrator of the instance of the international call interconnect bypass fraud associated with the incoming call.

US Pat. No. 10,581,868

USING SMART GROUPS FOR COMPUTER-BASED SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING SYSTEMS

KnowBe4, Inc., Clearwate...

1. A method for dynamically identifying members of a group at a time of use of the group, the method comprising(a) establishing, by a server, a group comprising criteria for identifying one or more users from a plurality of users, the group configured to resolve members of the group based on the one or more users matching the criteria at time of execution of the group;
(b) receiving, by the server, an indication to use the group for a simulated phishing campaign, the group being executed responsive to the indication;
(c) performing, by the server responsive to execution of the group a query of the plurality of users to determine which one or more users of the plurality of users match the criteria of the group; and
(d) identifying, by the server responsive to the indication, as members of the group for the simulated phishing campaign the one or more users identified as a result of the query.

US Pat. No. 10,581,636

NETWORK TUNNELING FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES ACROSS A WIDE-AREA NETWORK

Parallels International G...

1. A method for exchanging network traffic between a client and a virtual machine, wherein the method comprises:emulating a virtual network interface controller (NIC) of a virtual machine executing on a physical server, wherein the virtual NIC emulates access to a physical local area network of the physical server;
detecting a guest network packet at the virtual NIC to be transmitted to a client; and
transmitting the guest network packet to the client using a communication channel between the physical server and the client without injecting the guest network packet into the local area network of the physical server.

US Pat. No. 10,581,445

DIGITALLY CALIBRATED SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION REGISTER ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Avnera Corporation, Beav...

1. A successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter, comprising:a voltage comparator having a first input, a second input, and an output;
a first plurality of capacitors each having a first plate and a second plate, the first plate in electrical communication with the first input of the voltage comparator and switchably connectable to a common mode voltage, and the second plate switchably connectable to one of a first input voltage, a reference voltage, the common mode voltage, or a ground, and the common mode voltage equal to one-half of the reference voltage;
a second plurality of capacitors each having a first plate and a second plate, the first plate in electrical communication with the second input of the voltage comparator and switchably connectable to the common mode voltage, the second plate switchably connectable to one of a second input voltage, the reference voltage, the common mode voltage, or the ground, and the first plurality of capacitors and the second plurality of capacitors collectively representing a set of bits; and
a controller configured to implement a collapsible successive approximation register algorithm using balanced ternary values for each bit of the set of bits to encode an analog input.

US Pat. No. 10,581,215

MULTI-WAVELENGTH LASER SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL DATA COMMUNICATION LINKS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Ayar Labs, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A laser light supply system for fiber-optic data communication, comprising:a laser light generator including a plurality of lasers configured to simultaneously generate a plurality of wavelengths of continuous wave laser light, each of the plurality of lasers configured to generate a different wavelength of continuous wave laser light relative to others of the plurality of lasers, the laser light generator having an optical output, the laser light generator configured to transmit a laser light supply through the optical output, the laser light supply including each of the plurality of wavelengths of continuous wave laser light in a form that does not convey an encoding of data for subsequent decoding, the plurality of lasers thermally coupled together without active cooling of the plurality of lasers;
an optical conveyance device connected to receive the laser light supply from the optical output of the laser light generator; and
an optical distribution network having an optical input connected to the optical conveyance device to receive the laser light supply from the laser light generator, the optical distribution network configured to transmit the laser light supply to each of one or more optical transceivers, wherein the laser light generator is physically separate from each of the one or more optical transceivers.

US Pat. No. 10,580,461

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND LAYOUT SCHEME OF GLOBAL LINES OVER PASS TRANSISTORS

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:a plurality of pass transistors disposed along a first direction over a substrate, and configured to transfer operating voltages to a memory cell array; and
a plurality of global lines formed in a first wire layer over the pass transistors, extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction, and configured to transfer the operating voltages to the corresponding pass transistors respectively,
wherein the global lines are disposed in only some pass transistors pitches in the first direction, and
wherein at least one of remaining pass transistors except for the some pass transistors is disposed along the first direction between two successive ones of the some pass transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,579,155

USER-DEFINED VIRTUAL INTERACTION SPACE AND MANIPULATION OF VIRTUAL CAMERAS WITH VECTORS

Ultrahaptics IP Two Limit...

1. A method of manipulating virtual objects in a three-dimensional (3D) sensor space, the method including:creating a virtual vector field in response to a control gesture that makes swirling motions in a 3D sensor space, wherein the virtual vector field is a vortex;
creating a plurality of virtual objects in response to subsequent control gestures that make circular sweeps in the 3D sensor space and define object vectors on respective virtual objects;
compounding interactions of the vector field with the object vectors based on their respective magnitudes; and
adjusting an effect of the vortex on the virtual objects in proportion to the interactions of the vector field and the object vectors to cause the object vectors of the respective virtual objects thereby bringing one or more of the virtual objects closer to a center of the vortex or pushing one or more of the virtual objects away from the center of the vortex.

US Pat. No. 10,579,142

GAZE DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A method for storing information pertaining to a 3D scene, the method comprising:providing a 3D scene containing at least one gaze-interactable zone; and
creating a bitmap containing a unique identifier identifying the at least one gaze-interactable zone.

US Pat. No. 10,579,100

DOCKING DEVICE

LENOVO SINGAPORE PTE LTD,...

1. A docking device comprising:a device chassis; and
a connection mechanism contained within said device chassis, wherein said connection mechanism includes
a first substrate having a first connector mounted thereon;
a second substrate having a second connector mounted thereon; and
a substrate connecting member, securely connects to said first connector mounted on said first substrate, includes an opening for said second connector mounted on said second substrate to protrude through said opening such that said second connector is allowed to move within said opening when said second substrate is being moved relative to said substrate connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,577,154

PASSIVATION, PH PROTECTIVE OR LUBRICITY COATING FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGE, COATING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...

1. A vessel comprising: a thermoplastic wall having an interior surface enclosing a lumen; a fluid contained in the lumen having a pH greater than 5 disposed in the lumen; a barrier coating or layer of SiOx, in which x is between 1.5 and 2.9, the barrier coating or layer applied by PECVD, positioned between the interior surface of the thermoplastic wall and the fluid, and supported by the thermoplastic wall, the barrier coating or layer having the characteristic of being subject to being measurably diminished in barrier improvement factor in less than six months as a result of attack by the fluid; and a passivation layer or pH protective coating of SiOxCy, in which x is between 0.5 and 2.4 and y is between 0.6 and 3, the passivation layer or pH protective coating applied by PECVD, positioned between the barrier coating or layer and the fluid, and supported by the thermoplastic wall, the passivation layer or pH protective coating being effective to keep the barrier coating or layer at least substantially undissolved as a result of attack by the fluid for a period of at least six months.

US Pat. No. 10,576,901

VEHICLE ARTICLE CARRIER HAVING SWING-IN-PLACE AND STOWABLE CROSS BARS

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A vehicle article carrier system for securing articles elevationally above an outer body surface of a vehicle, the system comprising:first and second front support elements secured in spaced apart relation to one another to the outer body surface adjacent a first portion of the vehicle;
the second front support element including an opening;
third and fourth rear support elements secured in spaced apart relation to one another to the outer body surface adjacent a second portion of the vehicle;
a first cross bar secured to the first front support element at a first end thereof, and positionable in an operative orientation extending perpendicularly between the first and second front support elements, and in a stowed orientation extending parallel to, and secured to, either the first front support element or the third rear support element;
a second cross bar having first and second ends thereof;
the first cross bar including a latching assembly and an actuating element at a second end thereof for controlling operation of the latching assembly, the latching assembly further including a locking element having a head portion shaped to match the opening, and to be insertable through the opening when the second end of the first cross bar is positioned over and on the second front support element, and the head portion further having at least one angled camming surface, and wherein the head portion is further shaped for camming engagement with a portion of the second front support element adjacent to the opening, when the head portion is rotated into a latched position;
the second cross bar including latching assemblies at the first and second ends thereof; and
the second cross bar being secureable at two operative, longitudinally spaced apart positions on the third and fourth rear support elements to enable selective spacing of the second cross bar relative to the first cross bar when the first and second cross bars are in both in their operative positions; and
wherein each of the third and fourth support elements include first, second and third securing openings, with the third securing opening being orientated 90 degrees from the first and second securing openings, to enable securing of the second end of the first cross bar in the stowed orientation, and securing of the second cross bar at either one of two longitudinally spaced apart positions on the rear third and fourth support elements, and also to the second support element to place the second cross bar in a stowed orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,576,817

THREE-WHEELED VEHICLE

Polaris Industries Inc., ...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a plurality of ground-engaging members;
a frame assembly supported by the ground-engaging members;
a powertrain assembly supported by the frame and including at least an engine; and
a cooling assembly fluidly coupled to at least the engine and including a radiator and at least one fan positioned rearward of the radiator and angled relative to the radiator, wherein a top of the at least one fan is a first distance from the radiator and a bottom of the at least one fan is a second distance from the radiator, the first distance being greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,582,628

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a housing;
a panel roller elongated inside the housing;
an auxiliary roller positioned inside the housing, opposite to the panel roller, and elongated along the panel roller;
a display unit including a display panel and a module cover, the display unit wound around the panel roller or unwound from the panel roller; and
a motor assembly;
an upper bar coupled to an upper part of the display unit;
at least one support portion having one side coupled to an end of the upper bar and having another side coupled to the motor assembly, the at least one support portion moving the upper bar up and down with an operation of the motor assembly;
a protective sheet positioned inside the housing and being wound around the auxiliary roller when the display unit is unwound from the panel roller, the protective sheet being wound around the panel roller with the display unit when the display unit is wound around the panel roller; and
a guide assembly connected to the panel roller and the auxillary roller, the guide assembly including an elastic member storing energy when the protective sheet is wound around the auxiliary roller.

US Pat. No. 10,582,520

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK BY MULTIPLE USERS

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
generate an uplink packet, wherein a predetermined field of a MAC header of the uplink packet indicates information on uplink data of the terminal, and
transmit, through the transceiver, the generated uplink packet to a base wireless communication terminal,
wherein the predetermined field of the MAC header individually indicates size information of uplink data corresponding to a first access class set and size information of uplink data corresponding to a second access class set.

US Pat. No. 10,582,111

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOFOCUS AND DEPTH MAP GENERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for a device to generate a depth map, comprising:receiving a first intensity measurement for each of a plurality of focal regions of a camera sensor of a camera at a first focal length;
determining, from the first intensity measurements, a first focus value for each of the plurality of focal regions;
adjusting the first focal length of the camera;
receiving a second intensity measurement for each of the plurality of focal regions at the adjusted focal length;
determining, from the second intensity measurements, a second focus value for each of the plurality of focal regions;
generating, for each of the plurality of focal regions, an array of focus values at different focal lengths, wherein the array comprises the first focus value at the first focal length and the second focus value at the adjusted focal length;
comparing, for each of the plurality of focal regions, the first focus value and the second focus value;
determining for each of the plurality of focal regions, based on the comparison, a focal length of the camera at which a portion of a scene corresponding to the focal region is in focus for the camera;
generating a depth map including an indication of the focal length for each of the plurality of focal regions; and
using the depth map in determining when to perform or in performing an autofocus operation for the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,581,626

ANCHORING INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTICAST SERVICES IN INFORMATION CENTRIC NETWORKS

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A device for carrying out networking functions in an information centric network (ICN), the device comprising:a transceiver;
a storage element; and
a processor coupled to the storage element and the transceiver, the processor, storage element, and transceiver configured to:
receive a generic attribute registration protocol multicast registration protocol (GMRP) request, wherein the request contains information about an internet protocol (IP) multicast address;
receive an IP multicast packet associated with the IP multicast address;
search a first database in the storage element for information associated with the GMRP request;
on a condition that the search finds no information associated with the GMRP request, create an entry of information associated with the GMRP request in the first database, subscribe to a control channel associated with the IP multicast address, and insert an empty set of node identifiers (NIDs) in the created entry;
encapsulate the IP multicast packet in an ICN packet; and
publish, to a data channel associated with the IP multicast address, the ICN packet over the ICN to a receiving network access point (NAP).

US Pat. No. 10,581,559

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a higher-layer processor configured to acquire information indicating a configuration of a short processing time;
a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiver configured to receive a PDCCH in a subframe n;
a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) receiver configured to receive a PDSCH corresponding to the PDCCH; and
an uplink transmitter configured to transmit a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) in a subframe n+k for the PDSCH, wherein
in a case that the information is not acquired, the k is equal to k1,
in a case that the information is acquired and the PDCCH is a PDCCH in common search space, the k is equal to k1,
in a case that the information is acquired and the PDCCH is a PDCCH in UE-specific search space, the k is equal to k2, and
the k2 is smaller than the k1, wherein the k1 and k2 are positive values.

US Pat. No. 10,581,369

MOTOR CONTROLLER

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A motor controller, comprising: a main circuit, a rotational speed collector, a microprocessor, a monitoring chip, a first logic operation circuit, a second logic operation circuit, an overvoltage detection circuit and a driving circuit, whereinthe microprocessor is configured to output an initial pulse width modulation (PWM) signal and a first shutoff signal, and generate a rotational speed determination signal based on a motor rotational speed signal outputted by the rotational speed collector;
the first logic operation circuit is configured to generate a first control signal based on the initial PWM signal, the first shutoff signal and the rotational speed determination signal;
the monitoring chip is configured to monitor a working state of the microprocessor, and generate and output a second shutoff signal based on the working state or an output instruction of the microprocessor;
the second logic operation circuit is configured to generate a second control signal based on the second shutoff signal and a direct current (DC) bus overvoltage signal of the main circuit outputted by the overvoltage detection circuit; and
the driving circuit is configured to control the main circuit to work normally or enter one of a first safety state and a second safety state in response to the first control signal, and control the main circuit to stop receiving the first control signal and enter one of the first safety state and the second safety state in response to the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,580,862

HIGH-VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH IMPROVED EAS AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A high-voltage semiconductor device with improved EAS, comprising:a main high-voltage switch device, comprising:
a plurality of switch cells, arranged to form a first array on a semiconductor substrate, wherein each switch cell has a first cell width; and
a current-sense device, comprising:
a plurality of sense cells, arranged to form a second array on the semiconductor substrate, wherein each sense cell has a second cell width larger than the first cell width;
wherein the switch cells and the sense cells share a common gate electrode and a common drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,580,502

MEMORY READ APPARATUS AND METHODS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:first and second strings of charge storage devices in a block of charge storage devices, the first and second strings associated with respective first and second pillars comprising semiconductor material;
a voltage regulator circuit configured to, in an operation in which the first pillar is a non-selected pillar and the second pillar is a selected pillar:
during a first interval, raise electrical potentials of the first and second pillars above a reference potential;
during a second interval after the first interval, lower the electrical potential of the first pillar while maintaining the electrical potential of the second pillar; and
during a third interval after the first and second intervals, lower the electrical potential of the second pillar; and
a sense circuit configured to sense a state of a selected charge storage device associated with the second pillar during the third interval to read the state of the selected charge storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,579,721

LEAN PARSING: A NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PARSING DOMAIN-SPECIFIC LANGUAGES

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving electronic textual data relating to a form for which one or more machine-executable form field functions needs to be determined, the electronic textual data including natural language instructions relating to the determination of one or more form field values of the form;
analyzing the electronic textual data to determine sentence data representing a plurality of separate sentences of the electronic textual data;
separating the electronic textual data into a data array formed of the sentence data of the determined plurality of separate sentences;
for each given sentence of sentence data representing sentences in the data array:
isolating segment data of one or more segments of the sentence data while relating each resulting segment to prior and succeeding segments of the sentence data, further storing the isolated segment data in one or more segment data memory locations organized to retain structure and relation of one segment to another;
for each segment of the segment data:
classifying segment data of each segment as being of a segment type of a plurality of possible segment types, discarding segment data classified as being of one or more particular predetermined segment types; and
parsing each segment data according to one or more predetermined lexicons and determining whether the segment contains one or more operators, an operator being a natural language token representing an operation that may be performed on data;
upon determining that the segment data representing the segment contains operator data representing one or more operators:
identifying all operators in the segment data representing the segment;
identifying dependency data representing one or more dependencies of the segment data associated with each identified operator;
discarding any tokens not identified as either an operator or a dependency; and
applying one or more operator-specific rules to each identified operator of the segment data to determine a first predicate structure equivalent to the original natural language text of the segment; and
upon determining that the segment data representing the segment does not contain operator data representing one or more operators:
identifying each single or multiword token in the segment data that is a predetermined token of the domain;
determining any remaining tokens of the segment that are not predetermined tokens of the domain and map the identified tokens and the remaining tokens to one or more predetermined rules, resulting in a first predicate structure for the segment data of the segment being analyzed;
mapping one or more of the first predicate structures to one or more predetermined machine-executable functions; and
implementing at least one of the mapped machine-executable functions in an electronic document preparation system.

US Pat. No. 10,579,322

CONNECTING TO REMOTE ACCESS SESSION BASED ON PROXIMITY OF MOBILE DEVICE

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method comprising:storing, in a memory at a remote access system, first client information identifying a location of a first client device and identifying a first remote access session, the first remote access session providing the first client device access to resources of the remote access system;
receiving, by an interface of the remote access system, first mobile information identifying a first location of a mobile device;
comparing, by a processing device of the remote access system, the received first mobile information to the stored first client information to determine that the first location of the mobile device is within a first threshold distance from the location of the first client device; and
in response to the determination that the first location of the mobile device is within the first threshold distance from the location of the first client device, causing the first client device to connect to the first remote access session with the remote access system as a background process of the first client device while a user interface of the first client device remains locked.

US Pat. No. 10,579,143

HAPTIC FEEDBACK GENERATION

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A method, comprising:in response to determining that a user body has touched an object, sending, by a device comprising a processor, a second mechanical wave that is used to form a haptic signal at a touch position of the object with a first mechanical wave generated by the user body, wherein a frequency of a waveform component of the haptic signal formed through superposition of the first mechanical wave and the second mechanical wave is between 20 Hz and 500 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,578,295

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH BAY LIGHT FIXTURES

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture, comprising:an enclosure having a top side and an opposing underside, the enclosure defining a channel;
a driver disposed within the channel; and
a luminaire module, including:
a panel extending along the opposing underside of the enclosure, the panel comprising a first portion releasably attached to the enclosure and a second portion spaced from the opposing underside of the enclosure such that an air gap is formed between the second portion of the panel and the opposing underside of the enclosure;
a plurality of LEDs coupled to the second portion of the panel, the plurality of LEDs selectively coupled to the driver;
a first reflector comprising a first wall that is angularly offset relative to a first base that is coupled to the second portion of the panel;
a second reflector comprising a second wall that is angularly offset relative to a second base coupled to the second portion of the panel and a third wall that is angularly offset relative to the second base; and
a third reflector comprising a fourth wall that is angularly offset relative to a third base coupled to the second portion of the panel;
wherein replacement of the panel simultaneously replaces the plurality of LEDs separate from the driver; and
wherein the driver is configured to be replaced separate from the plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,578,056

SPACECRAFT NOZZLE COMPRISING AN IMPROVED DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A nozzle for a space vehicle engine, the nozzle comprising a stationary portion that is stationary relative to the engine, and a movable portion that is movable relative to said stationary portion, the stationary portion presenting a free end, the movable portion presenting a proximal end and a distal end, the free end of the stationary portion and the proximal end of the movable portion being adapted to be locked together by engagement, the nozzle having a pneumatic deployment system for deploying the movable portion and arranged in the stationary portion of the nozzle,the pneumatic deployment system comprising:
a deployment actuator adapted to move from a support position in which the movable portion of the nozzle is retracted over the stationary portion of the nozzle, and a deployed position in which the proximal end of the movable portion of the nozzle is engaged with the stationary portion of the nozzle;
a high unlocking actuator adapted to move from a high locking position in which it holds the pneumatic deployment system in the stationary portion of the nozzle to a high unlocking position in which it disengages the pneumatic deployment system of the nozzle from the stationary portion of the nozzle;
a low unlocking actuator adapted to move from a low locking position in which it locks the pneumatic deployment system to the movable portion, and a low unlocking position in which it disengages the pneumatic deployment system of the nozzle from the movable portion of the nozzle; and
an ejector adapted to exert a thrust force tending to eject the pneumatic deployment system from the nozzle;
the nozzle being characterized in that the pneumatic deployment system comprises a pneumatic pressure feed system for actuating the deployment actuator, the high unlocking actuator, and the low unlocking actuator, and the ejector, said feed system being configured in such a manner as to, sequentially:
move the deployment actuator from its support position towards its deployment position;
move the high and low unlocking actuators into their high and low unlocking positions; and
actuate the ejector so as to eject the pneumatic deployment system from the nozzle;
wherein the pneumatic pressure feed system feeds pressure to an expansion chamber of the deployment actuator, said expansion chamber of the deployment actuator being connected to an expansion chamber of the high unlocking actuator via a high unlocking rated valve, and to an expansion chamber of the low unlocking actuator via a low unlocking rated valve; and
wherein the ejector is connected to the expansion chamber of the high unlocking actuator via an ejection rated valve.

US Pat. No. 10,577,906

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY SYSTEM AND RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL EXPANSION DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

10. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly to be coupled to an RF source and being positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:first and second tubular conductors;
a dielectric isolator;
first and second electrical contact sleeves respectively coupled between said first and second tubular conductors and said dielectric isolator so that said first and second tubular conductors define a dipole antenna; and
a thermal expansion accommodation device configured to provide a sliding arrangement between said second tubular conductor and said second electrical contact sleeve when a compressive force therebetween exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,576,671

METHOD OF CONNECTING A SKIRT TO A THRUSTER BODY CASING

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A method of connecting a terminal portion of a prefabricated skirt to a casing of a thruster body in the vicinity of an end wall thereof, the skirt having a free portion extending from the terminal portion so as to surround said end wall, at least in part, the method comprising:positioning the terminal portion of the skirt with a circumferential clearance around the casing of the thruster body in the vicinity of said end wall;
positioning the skirt relative to the casing by means of a first annular removable tooling and a second annular removable tooling, said first annular removable tooling engaging without clearance in the free portion of the skirt so as to position the skirt radially relative to the casing in such a manner as to ensure the skirt and the casing have substantially the same axis, and said second annular removable tooling forming an abutment for the terminal portion for axially positioning the skirt relative to the casing;
keeping the skirt in position relative to the casing of the thruster body;
closing both ends of an annular space between the terminal portion of the skirt and the casing of the thruster body, said first annular removable tooling bearing against the end wall and said second annular removable tooling bearing against a shroud of the casing in order to close both ends of the annular space;
injecting elastomer into said annular space;
curing the elastomer, and
after curing the elastomer, disengaging the first annular removable tooling and the second annular removable tooling.

US Pat. No. 10,582,258

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF RENDERING LATE OR EARLY AUDIO-VIDEO FRAMES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computer-implemented method of rendering early or late frames comprising:receiving compressed frames of a frame sequence having audio data, video data, or both;
placing compressed frames of the frame sequence in a first buffer accessible to a time-ordered frame processing unit and accessible by a decoder;
determining whether or not frames already in the first buffer have a stamp that meets a criteria associated with a clock associated with the time-ordered frame processing unit and wherein the criteria indicates whether or not the frames are on-time;
moving compressed frames from the first buffer into the second buffer that do not meet the criteria so that the second buffer only holds late or early frames that are not on-time while maintaining frames in the first buffer that do meet the criteria and comprising discarding one or more frames in the second buffer that do not meet the criteria when an on-time frame that meets the criteria laced in the first buffer;
providing, by at least one processor, one or more frames of the sequence from the first buffer and to a decoder;
providing, by at least one processor, one or more frames of the sequence from the second buffer and those frames of the sequence with a timestamp that do not meet the criteria, and provided to the decoder;
decoding frames from the first buffer and second buffer to be rendered; and
rendering the decoded frames at an audio speaker or video display.

US Pat. No. 10,580,673

SEMICONDUCTOR METROLOGY AND DEFECT CLASSIFICATION USING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. A method of monitoring semiconductor fabrication, comprising, in a computer system comprising one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors:obtaining, from a first source, a first plurality of electron-microscope images for respective instances of a semiconductor structure, wherein the electron-microscope images of the first plurality show different values of one or more semiconductor-fabrication parameters;
training a model that specifies a relationship between the first plurality of electron-microscope images and the values of the one or more semiconductor-fabrication parameters;
collecting a second plurality of electron-microscope images for respective instances of the semiconductor structure on one or more semiconductor wafers, wherein the one or more semiconductor wafers are distinct from the first source; and
predicting values of the one or more semiconductor-fabrication parameters for the second plurality of electron-microscope images, using the model.

US Pat. No. 10,579,553

STORAGE CAPABILITY AWARE SOFTWARE DEFINED STORAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system comprising:a processing unit in communication with memory; and
an interface in communication with the processing unit, the interface to adaptively control Input/Output operations to a storage system including:
define a mapping between one or more files and one or more storage entities;
employ one or more handles as an object that references the one or more files, each handle having one or more storage protocols for the one or more files;
support a data request to the storage system according to at least one handle associated with the data request and the mapping; and
execute the supported data request, including the interface to:
mediate with the storage system in accordance with the at least one handle;
select an execution path of the supported data request responsive to the mediation; and
resolve one or more errors in accordance with the at least one handle, the one or more errors selected from the group consisting of: read and write.

US Pat. No. 10,579,119

ACTIVE CHARGE THROUGH OF A PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

33. A peripheral device that operates on a communication protocol, the peripheral device within a peripheral device assembly comprising:a first communication port;
a second communication port, wherein the first communication port and the second communication port each comprises a respective first electrical contact for carrying signals of the communication protocol and a respective second electrical contact for transmitting and receiving electrical power from a source of electrical energy; and
the peripheral device, which is configured to perform port policy management for active charge through of the peripheral device and configured to:
detect whether a valid power connection exists at the peripheral device;
in response to detecting the valid power connection, determining a relationship between the first communication port and the second communication port;
based on the relationship, determine a power relationship among the peripheral device, the first communication port, and the second communication port;
selectively configure the first communication port, the second communication port, and the peripheral device to match the power relationship; and
enable active charging through of the peripheral device if active charging through is supported by the power relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,578,259

WIRING BOARDS FOR ARRAY-BASED ELECTRONIC DEVICES

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a lightsheet comprising:
a substrate;
disposed on the substrate, (i) first and second spaced-apart power conductors and (ii) a plurality of conductive traces;
a plurality of light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string (i) comprising a plurality of interconnected light-emitting elements spaced along the light-emitting string, (ii) having a first end electrically coupled to the first power conductor, and (iii) having a second end electrically coupled to the second power conductor, wherein the power conductors supply power to the light-emitting strings; and
one or more control elements each (i) configured to control current to one or more of the light-emitting strings and (ii) disposed on one or more submounts,
wherein the one or more submounts are each (i) disposed over the substrate and (ii) electrically coupled to at least one of the conductive traces or at least one of the power conductors, and
wherein the lightsheet is separable, via a cut spanning the first and second power conductors, into two partial lightsheets each comprising (i) one or more light-emitting strings, and (ii) portions of the first and second power conductors configured to supply power to and thereby illuminate the one or more light-emitting strings of the partial lightsheet.

US Pat. No. 10,578,112

PIPELINE SYSTEM FOR FLUIDS

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD,...

1. An irrigation pipeline system for supplying and controlling a flow rate of irrigation water from an open channel, the supplying and controlling being to satisfy demand for the irrigation water, the system including:a main pipeline having an inlet, which is coupled to the open channel to receive the irrigation water by gravity, fed by the open channel at a gravity supply pressure head;
a gate along the main pipeline;
at least one irrigation supply point supplied by an exit of the main pipeline;
a branch pipeline bypassing the gate, which has an inlet fluidically coupled to the open channel, below a water level of the irrigation water, and which has an outlet that supplies the at least one irrigation supply point, downstream of the gate;
a pump for pumping water along the branch pipeline;
a gravity supply mode in which the main pipeline feeds the irrigation water by gravity to the at least one irrigation supply point;
an active pumping mode in which the gate is closed and the pump feeds the irrigation water along the branch pipeline to the at least one irrigation supply point at a higher pressure than when fed by gravity in the gravity supply mode; and
a demand management system configured to:
monitor the flow rate of the irrigation water along the irrigation pipeline system when the system is gravity fed in the gravity supply mode;
determine when demand for irrigation water through the at least one irrigation supply point is greater than the gravity supply pressure head and that an increase in flow rate is required to satisfy a peak demand;
when the demand management system determines that an increase in flow rate is required, switching the irrigation pipeline system from the gravity supply mode to the active pumping mode by:
closing the gate; and
switching the pump from a non-pumping mode to a pumping mode, the pump injecting pressurized irrigation water to the irrigation pipeline system, downstream of the gate when in the pumping mode, and wherein the gate provides a sealing barrier to the pressurized irrigation water when the gate is closed;
determine when the peak demand has passed; and
when the demand management system so determines that the peak demand has passed, switching the irrigation pipeline system from the active pumping mode to the gravity supply mode by:
opening the gate; and
switching the pump from the pumping mode to the non-pumping mode so that the irrigation water is fed only through the main pipeline by gravity.

US Pat. No. 10,578,001

THERMALLY INSULATIVE, DURABLE, REFLECTIVE CONVOLUTED SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A thermally insulative, flexible, durable reflective exhaust pipe sleeve for minimizing the temperature drop of exhaust gasses traveling through an exhaust pipe, comprising:a knit, heat-resistant inner layer, a reflective metallic outer layer and an intermediate layer sandwiched between said inner and outer layers, said inner layer having an inner surface exposed to an inner cavity of the sleeve and the outer layer is constructed having an outer reflective surface exposed to the surrounding environment, said intermediate layer is a woven material and is sandwiched in abutment with said inner and outer layers, wherein said outer and intermediate layers are convoluted to provide the sleeve with an enhanced insulative properties and flexibility to be routed over meandering paths.

US Pat. No. 10,577,191

CONVEYOR ARTICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

19. A material handling system, comprising:a first upstream conveyor;
a second upstream conveyor;
a downstream conveyor; and
a controller communicably coupled to upstream sensors installed on the first upstream conveyor and the second upstream conveyor, wherein the controller is to:
record a dimension of each article in a second set of upstream articles travelling past one or more upstream sensors on a second upstream conveyor in order to create an historical log of the dimensions of each article in the second set of upstream articles;
predict a dimension of an upcoming article arriving at the second upstream conveyor by performing computations based on the historical log of the recorded dimensions of the second set of upstream articles;
create one or more empty spaces on a first upstream conveyor between one or more upstream articles from among a first set of upstream articles by controlling an operating speed of a first set of drive motors of the first upstream conveyor based on the predicted dimension for the upcoming article, wherein the dimension of the one or more empty spaces is greater than or equal to the predicted dimension of the upcoming article;
release the first set of upstream articles on the first upstream conveyor with the one or more created empty spaces on to the downstream conveyor; and
release the upcoming article from the second upstream conveyor on to the downstream conveyor by controlling an operating speed of a second set of drive motors such that the upcoming article is placed in one or more of the empty spaces created between the one or more upstream articles released on to the downstream conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,576,407

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATING CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS INTO AN AIR PURIFICATION FILTER THROUGH A REUSABLE SENSOR POST

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A sensor device for end of service life indication, comprising:a housing having an outer surface, a longitudinal cavity, and at least one opening along the outer surface, the housing removably inserted into a sorbent bed of a filter element;
a sensor for detection of one or more chemicals, the sensor positioned within the longitudinal cavity adjacent the at least one opening;
a sensor conditioning board for processing sensor data from the sensor;
a power supply for powering the sensor conditioning board;
the housing and the sensor within the longitudinal cavity of the housing are configured to be removed from the sorbent bed of the filter element and reused; and
a receiving structure in the sorbent bed, the receiving structure receiving a portion of the housing therein, the receiving structure including at least one opening extending from an inside of the receiving structure to an outside of the receiving structure, the opening configured to allow vapor flow from said sorbent bed to the at least one opening when the housing is placed within the receiving structure, the receiving structure extending the length of the sorbent bed.

US Pat. No. 10,576,301

MACHINE VISION SYSTEM

Elekta AB (publ), Stockh...

1. A radiotherapeutic apparatus comprising:a source of therapeutic radiation, for generating a beam of therapeutic radiation;
a multi-leaf collimator comprising a plurality of leaves operative to collimate the beam of therapeutic radiation, at least one leaf of the plurality of leaves having a fluorescent marker;
a first light source, generating diffuse, substantially monochromatic light having a first wavelength for stimulating fluorescence in the fluorescent marker, wherein a position of the first light source is independent of a position of the source of the therapeutic radiation;
a filter arranged over an output of the multi-leaf collimator, for filtering out light having the first wavelength; and
a camera arranged to view the fluorescent markers.

US Pat. No. 10,582,601

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING APPARATUS USING DIFFERING LASER BEAM DIAMETERS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating apparatus comprising:a target supply unit configured to output a target toward a predetermined region;
a laser system configured to output a first laser beam with which the target is irradiated, a second laser beam with which the target is irradiated after being irradiated with the first laser beam, and a third laser beam with which the target is irradiated after being irradiated with the second laser beam; and
an optical system configured to cause an irradiation beam diameter of the second laser beam at the target to be larger than an irradiation beam diameter of the third laser beam at the target, wherein
the target supply unit is configured to sequentially output a plurality of targets including the target, and
the irradiation beam diameter of the second laser beam at the target is equal to or smaller than two times of a distance between two adjacent targets in the plurality of targets.

US Pat. No. 10,582,554

CONNECTION PROCESSING METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Fujitsu Client Computing ...

1. A connection processing method executed by a communication system including a communication device and one or more other communication devices, the communication device having a first processor and a first storage device, the first processor being configured to execute a first program stored in the first storage device, the one or more other communication devices respectively having a second processor and a second storage device, the second processor being configured to execute a second program stored in the second storage device, the connection processing method comprising:executing the first program, by the first processor, so as to:
store information including user specific information that specifies a user of the communication device and radio address information of the communication device in the first storage device;
execute an inquiry for a connection to the one or more other communication devices so that the first processor is configured to send the inquiry to the one or more other communication devices;
receive a response of the inquiry which includes at least a flag indicating presence or absence of the information in the one or more other communication devices and determine whether the flag has been set on to indicate the presence or set off to indicate the absence, the response including a first response and a second response,
selecting a target communication device that has responded among the one or more other communication devices, the target communication device including a first target communication device and a second target communication device;
transmitting the information to the selected first tar et communication device upon receipt of the first response transmitted from the first target communication device, the first response including the flag indicating the absence of the information in the second storage device; and
receive the second response transmitted from the second target communication device, the second response including the flag indicating the presence of the information in the second storage device and the radio address information, extract the radio address information from the second response, determine whether the extracted radio address information exists in the first storage device, and transmit the information to the second target communication device when the extracted radio address information exists in the first storage device;
executing the second program, by the second processor in the first target communication device, so as to:
receive the inquiry sent from the communication device;
transmit the first response to the communication device;
receive the information from the communication device and store the information in the second storage device; and
execute a communication between the communication device and the first target communication device without executing user-authentication processing; and
executing the second program, by the second processor in the second target communication device, so as to:
receive the inquiry sent from the communication device;
transmit the second response to the communication device;
receive the information from the communication device and determine whether the information transmitted from the communication device and the information stored in the second storage device match one another; and
execute a communication between the communication device and the second target communication device without executing the user-authentication processing when the information transmitted from the communication device and the information stored in the second storage device match one another.

US Pat. No. 10,581,505

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a target radio signal; and
transmitting first information on a target channel;
wherein a channel measurement for the target radio signal is used for triggering the transmission of the first information; the target channel is a first type of physical layer channel or a second type of physical layer channel; the UE maintains a first counter, if the target channel is the first type of physical layer channel, the transmission of the first information on the target channel is counted into a value of the first counter; otherwise, the value of the first counter is unrelated to the transmission of the first information on the target channel; the value of the first counter, when reaching K, is used for triggering a transmission of a second information, different from the first information, to a high layer, wherein K is a positive integer; wherein the first type of physical layer channel is a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH).

US Pat. No. 10,581,004

STRUCTURE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

NANOBIT TECH. CO., LTD., ...

1. A structure of photovoltaic cell, comprising:a substrate;
a lower conductive layer disposed on one side of the substrate;
a photovoltaic layer disposed at a side surface of the lower conductive layer; and
an upper conductive layer disposed on the other side surface of the photovoltaic layer;
wherein the photovoltaic layer is constituted by an electron transporting layer, a hole transporting layer, and an active layer sandwiched between the electron transporting layer and the hole transporting layer,
wherein the electron transporting layer has a first top portion arranged atop the active layer, and a first downward-extending portion extended from the first top portion that is in direct contact with the substrate;
wherein the upper conductive layer has a second top portion arranged atop the electron transporting layer, and a second downward-extending portion extended from the second top portion that is in direct contact with the substrate;
wherein the active layer and the hole transporting layer are separated from the upper conductive layer by the electron transporting layer; and
wherein the active layer is not in contact with the substrate and the lower conductive layer, the electron transporting layer covers an entire upper surface of the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,579,992

PAYMENT CARD AND METHODS

CardLab ApS., Herlev (DK...

1. A method for controlling a payment card comprising a payment emulator, the method comprising:at a mobile computing device:
retrieving a geospatial location of the mobile computing device;
selecting a first duration of a first payment timer based on the geospatial location;
transmitting a first sequence command to the payment card, the first sequence command associated with a first payment method;
transmitting the first payment timer for the first payment sequence command to the payment card;
transmitting a second sequence command to the payment card, the second sequence command associated with a second payment method;
transmitting a second payment timer for the second payment sequence command to the payment card; and
at the payment card, in response to detecting a first input selecting the first payment method:
initiating the first payment timer;
while the first payment timer is active, triggering the payment emulator to output the first payment sequence command in response to detecting a card reader proximal the payment card; and
in response to expiration of the first payment timer, disabling the payment emulator.

US Pat. No. 10,579,210

DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND TERMINAL FOR DISPLAYING APPLICATION ICONS

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A display control method, comprising:identifying, by a terminal processor, a gap area between first application icons that are displayed on a terminal screen;
receiving, by the terminal processor, a touch point in the gap area;
displaying, by the terminal processor, a second application icon in the gap area in response to the touch point, wherein the second application icon is hidden before receiving the touch point and comprises a mode handover switch identifier;
receiving, by the terminal process, an operation track along which the touch point moves on the terminal screen;
identifying, by the terminal process, the operation track that consists of at least one of a horizontal track or a longitudinal track;
selecting, by the terminal processor, the second application icon as a starting point of the operation track on the terminal screen that passes at least one first application icon and the second application icon, wherein in response to the second application icon being the mode handover switch identifier, amplifying, by the terminal processor, a display of the at least one first application icon; and
establishing, by the terminal processor, an association relationship amongst the second application icon and the at least one first application icon.

US Pat. No. 10,579,158

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM PREDICTIVE KEY RETRACTION AND EXTENSION ACTUATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a main housing;
processing components disposed in the main housing and operable to execute instructions that process information;
a keyboard coupled to the main housing, the keyboard having plural keys that move to accept inputs, the keys biased to extend out of the housing and moving into the housing in response to an end user press to accept end user inputs;
one or more actuator wires coupled to the keyboard and interacting with the keyboard keys to selectively retract and extend the keyboard keys, the one or more actuator wires interacting with the keyboard keys by shortening in response to application of current; and
a controller interfaced with the one or more actuator wires, the controller applying the current to retract and extend the keyboard keys based on one or more first predetermined conditions, the controller restricting application of current to the plural actuator wires based upon one or more second predetermined conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,579,068

USING OPTICAL SENSORS TO RESOLVE VEHICLE HEADING ISSUES

AGJUNCTION LLC, Scottsda...

1. A control system for fusing different sensor data together to determine an orientation of a vehicle, comprising:a hardware processor to:
receive visual heading data for the vehicle from a camera system;
receive global navigation satellite system (GNSS) heading data from a GNSS system;
receive inertial measurement unit (IMU) heading data for the vehicle from an IMU;
assign weights to the visual heading data, GNSS heading data, and IMU heading data based on operating conditions of the vehicle that vary accuracy associated with the visual heading data, the GNSS heading data, and the IMU heading data;
use the weighted visual heading data, weighted GNSS heading data, and weighted IMU heading data to determine a heading of the vehicle;
monitor a speed of the vehicle;
assign lower weights to the GNSS heading data when the vehicle is stopped or traveling at a speed below a given value;
assign higher weights to the GNSS heading data when the vehicle is traveling at a speed above the given value;
stop using one or more of the visual heading data, GNSS heading data, and IMU heading data that drop below associated threshold values to determine the heading of the vehicle; and
use the remaining ones of the visual heading data, GNSS heading data, and IMU heading data, to steer the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,579,017

PROCESSOR CONTROLLED ENERGY HARVESTER SYSTEM OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

RISING STAR PATHWAY, A CA...

1. An energy harvester system configured for mobile platforms, said system comprising:a computer processor;
at least one electrical generator comprising at least one moveable generator gear;
at least one support base configured to attach to a mobile platform;
a plurality of energy collectors movably connected to said support base, each energy collector aligned and configured to, in a first position, store ambient acceleration energy along at least one direction of ambient acceleration as stored mechanical energy, and in a second position to release said stored mechanical energy to at least one moveable generator gear;
wherein said each of said energy collectors further comprises:
an energy collector base attached to a surface of said support base;
a central axial member attached to said energy collector base;
a pendulum member rotatably connected to said central axial member, said pendulum member actuated by ambient acceleration and rotated in one of a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction;
a geared case encircling said central axial member, rigidly attached to said pendulum member, and running along a base groove configured in said energy collector base, said geared case comprising a plurality of gear tooth elements positioned on an outer surface of said geared case, said geared case configured to rotate along said base groove; and
a spring element winding around said central axial member within said geared case, said spring element comprising a first end fixedly attached to said central axial member and a second end fixedly attached to an inner surface of said geared case, wherein said spring element is compressed by rotation of said pendulum member and stores said ambient acceleration energy as a compressed spring element, and wherein said compressed spring element is configured to release said stored ambient acceleration energy to rotate said geared case;
a plurality of electronic actuators and associated actuator cams attached to said support base, said electronic actuators configured to provide actuator force response to control signals from said computer processor, thus moving said associated actuator cam and providing cam force;
wherein each said energy collector is configured so that upon receiving said cam force, said energy collector moves from said first position to a second position that is coupled to said at least one moveable generator gear, thus releasing stored mechanical energy to said at least one moveable generator gear, and rotating said at least one moveable generator gear;
wherein said at least one electrical generator is configured to convert rotation of said at least one moveable generator gear into electrical energy;
wherein each said electronic actuator comprises a moving actuator component configured, upon response to control signals from said computer processor, to at least incrementally move said actuator cam towards a position that generates said cam force;
further comprising a battery configured to receive electrical energy from said electrical generator, and a battery charge sensor;
further comprising a 3-axis accelerometer sensor, wherein said computer processor is configured to use said 3-axis accelerometer sensor to compute an amount of stored ambient acceleration energy stored in at least some of said plurality of energy collectors, and to use said amount of stored ambient acceleration energy to control an operation of said electronic actuators;
wherein said computer processor and said actuator cams are configured so that when a battery charge of said battery is below a preset threshold, said computer processor is configured to operate said electronic actuator to sequentially and continually engage at least some of said plurality of energy collectors until said battery charge is above said preset threshold;
wherein each said electronic actuator further comprises an electronically controlled actuator element configured to expand or contract in response to electrical current signals from said computer processor;
wherein said processor is further configured to use said 3-axis accelerometer sensor to analyze directions of ambient acceleration and to further control an operation of at least some of said electronic actuators according to said directions of ambient acceleration and;
wherein said electronically controlled actuator element is an electroactive polymer element.

US Pat. No. 10,578,817

SUBSTRATE PACKAGING STRUCTURE INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE BLOCKS AND CONDUCTIVE AREAS FORMED ON SUBSTRATES AND OPTICAL MODULE INCLUDING SAME

InnoLight Technology (Suz...

1. A substrate packaging structure, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate that are electrically connected; and
a plurality of conductive blocks arranged on each one of the first substrate and the second substrate, the conductive blocks on the first substrate being electrically connected to the conductive blocks on the second substrate,
wherein a first conductive area and a second conductive area are formed on an upper surface and a side surface of the first substrate, respectively,
a first reference conductive area is formed below the upper surface of the first substrate,
a third conductive area and a fourth conductive area are formed on an upper surface and a side surface of the second substrate, respectively,
a second reference conductive area is formed below the upper surface of the second substrate,
the first conductive area, the second conductive area, and the first reference conductive area on the first substrate are electrically connected to one another,
the third conductive area, the fourth conductive area, and the second reference conductive area on the second substrate are electrically connected to one another, and
the first conductive area on the first substrate is electrically connected to the third conductive area on the second substrate,
wherein the conductive blocks are physically separated and electrically isolated from the first through fourth conductive areas and the first and second reference conductive areas.

US Pat. No. 10,576,522

MOLD FOR PRESS BRAKE AND HEMMING METHOD

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A mold for a press brake, comprising:an ascending and descending member that is relatively pressed and lowered by an upper table in a press brake, the ascending and descending member provided vertically movably with respect to a mold base mountable on a lower table in the press brake;
a workpiece supporting member provided in the mold base, the workpiece supporting member having an upper surface; and
a workpiece pressing member provided in the ascending and descending member, the workpiece pressing member having a lower surface, wherein
the upper surface and the lower surface are superposed with each other in a pressing direction so as to define a wedge shaped recess therebetween, and
the upper surface of the workpiece supporting member is inclined so that a front side of the upper surface becomes relatively lower than the lower surface of the workpiece pressing member.

US Pat. No. 10,582,609

INTEGRATION OF THROUGH GLASS VIA (TGV) FILTER AND ACOUSTIC FILTER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A passive on glass (POG) on filter capping apparatus, comprising:an acoustic filter die;
a capping die electrically coupled to the acoustic filter die, the capping die including at least a portion of a 3D inductor, and
a capacitor directly coupled to the 3D inductor though a trace of a plurality of traces that is part of the capacitor and also part of the 3D inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,582,471

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR GEOLOCATION WITH DEPLOYABLE LARGE SCALE ARRAYS

DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, I...

1. A system for geolocating a signal emitting device, comprising:a monitoring array comprising at least four monitoring units;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to sweep and learn a radio frequency (RF) environment in a learning period based on statistical learning techniques, thereby creating learning data including power level measurements of the RF environment;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to form a knowledge map based on the power level measurements of the RF environment;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to scrub a real-time spectral sweep against the knowledge map;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to calculate a first derivative of the power level measurements and a second derivative of the power level measurements;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to select most prominent derivatives of the first derivative and the second derivative;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to perform a squaring function on the most prominent derivatives;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to identify a signal of interest in the RF environment based on matched positive and negative gradients;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to average the real-time spectral sweep, remove areas identified by the matched positive and negative gradients, and connect points between removed areas to determine a baseline;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to subtract the baseline from the real-time spectral sweep to reveal the signal of interest;
wherein the at least four monitoring units are operable to scan independently for the signal of interest;
wherein the monitoring array is operable to calculate times of arrival and angles of arrival for the signal of interest;
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to measure the signal of interest and transmit a formatted message to other monitoring units within the monitoring array; and
wherein each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to determine a location of the signal emitting device from which the signal of interest is emitted based on calculations and measurements relating to the signal of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,581,239

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING DIRECT CURRENT SOURCE

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A device for protecting a direct current source, comprising a hiccup driver circuit and a switching device, whereinpower supply terminals of the hiccup driver circuit are connected with a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal of the direct current source respectively;
an input terminal of the hiccup driver circuit receives an enable signal;
the hiccup driver circuit is configured to store electric energy outputted from the direct current source, receive the enable signal, and generate a driving signal based on the enable signal and the electric energy stored internally;
a control terminal of the switching device is connected with an output terminal of the hiccup driver circuit;
a first terminal of the switching device is connected with the positive output terminal of the direct current source, with a connection point between the first terminal of the switching device and the positive output terminal of the direct current source being a positive output terminal of the device for protecting the direct current source;
a second terminal of the switching device is connected with the negative output terminal of the direct current source, with a connection point between the second terminal of the switching device and the negative output terminal of the direct current source being a negative output terminal of the device for protecting the direct current source; and
the switching device is configured to be periodically switched on according to the driving signal in a case that the enable signal is an OFF-ENABLE signal, and
wherein the hiccup driver circuit comprises a voltage limiting circuit and a driver circuit,
input terminals of the voltage limiting circuit are the power supply terminals of the hiccup driver circuit,
the voltage limiting circuit is configured to store the electric energy outputted from the direct current source and generate a supply voltage based on the electric energy stored internally,
a first input terminal of the driver circuit is the input terminal of the hiccup driver circuit,
a second input terminal of the driver circuit is connected with an output terminal of the voltage limiting circuit,
a third input terminal of the driver circuit is connected with the negative output terminal of the direct current source,
an output terminal of the driver circuit is the output terminal of the hiccup driver circuit,
the driver circuit is configured to:
receive the enable signal,
generate a driving signal for controlling the switching device to be switched on and consume the electric energy stored internally, in a case that the enable signal is an OFF-ENABLE signal and the supply voltage meets a first preset condition, and
generate a driving signal for controlling the switching device to be switched off in a case that the enable signal is a NON-OFF-ENABLE signal or the supply voltage meets a second preset condition, and
wherein the voltage limiting circuit comprises a first diode, a first capacitor, a first resistor, a Zener diode, a second capacitor, a second resistor and a third capacitor, wherein
an anode of the first diode is connected with the positive output terminal of the direct current source,
a cathode of the first diode is connected with a first terminal of the first capacitor, a first terminal of the first resistor and a first terminal of the second capacitor,
a second terminal of the first capacitor, an anode of the Zener diode and a second terminal of the third capacitor are connected with the negative output terminal of the direct current source,
a second terminal of the first resistor is connected with a second terminal of the second capacitor, a cathode of the Zener diode and a first terminal of the second resistor, and
a second terminal of the second resistor is connected with a first terminal of the third capacitor, with a connection point between the second terminal of the second resistor and the first terminal of the third capacitor being the output terminal of the voltage limiting circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,581,058

WELDING ASSEMBLY FOR LIQUID-INJECTION HOLE OF SECONDARY BATTERY

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A welding assembly for a liquid-injection hole of a secondary battery, comprising:a top cover of a case;
a liquid-injection hole;
a sealing cover-plate; and
a stress release structure;
wherein the liquid-injection hole is defined in the top cover and comprises an assembling recess and a through-hole arranged sequentially from top to bottom of the top cover,
the sealing cover-plate is accommodated in the assembling recess without falling into the through-hole, and an upper edge of the sealing cover-plate and an upper edge of the assembling recess form a welding portion for welding,
the stress release structure is provided at one side or both sides of the welding portion, and is configured to release stress from the welding portion,
wherein the stress release structure comprises a first stress release slot provided on the sealing cover-plate, and the first stress release slot is distributed annularly along an edge of the sealing cover-plate, and
wherein an avoiding chamber recessed toward an interior of the sealing cover-plate is provided at the bottom of the sealing cover-plate, and the avoiding chamber is surrounded by the first stress release slot and is separated from the first stress release slot by a partition wall.

US Pat. No. 10,580,868

SUPER-JUNCTION CORNER AND TERMINATION STRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED BREAKDOWN AND ROBUSTNESS

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A superjunction power semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type;
a semiconductor body of the first conductivity type formed on the semiconductor substrate and including an active cell region encircled by a termination region;
the active cell region including a first superjunction structure including a first plurality of alternating N-type and P-type thin semiconductor regions formed substantially perpendicular with a major surface of the semiconductor body; and
the termination region including a second superjunction structure including a second plurality of alternating N-type and P-type thin semiconductor regions formed substantially perpendicular with the major surface of the semiconductor body,
wherein the first superjunction structure comprises alternating first columns of the first conductivity type and second columns of a second conductivity type as the first plurality of alternating N-type and P-type thin semiconductor regions, the first columns and second columns having respective first column charge and second column charge to realize charge balance; and the second superjunction structure comprises alternating third columns of the first conductivity type and fourth columns of the second conductivity type as the second plurality of alternating N-type and P-type thin semiconductor regions, the third columns and fourth columns having respective third column charge and fourth column charge to realize charge balance, the third column charge and the fourth column charge being lower than respective first column charge and second column charge for at least a portion of the third and fourth columns; and
wherein the first columns and the second columns in the first superjunction structure have the same doping profile along the direction of substantially perpendicular with the major surface of the semiconductor body, and the third columns and the fourth columns in the first superjunction structure have the same doping profile along the direction of substantially perpendicular with the major surface of the semiconductor body; and
wherein a breakdown voltage of the termination region is greater than a breakdown voltage of the active cell region over a manufacturing process window of the active cell region.

US Pat. No. 10,580,699

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WAFERS WITH A PRE-DEFINED BREAK INITIATION POINT

Siltectra GmbH, Dresden ...

1. A method for separating a wafer from a workpiece along a region extending within the workpiece, the method comprising:inducing a pre-defined stress distribution in the workpiece,
wherein the pre-defined stress distribution is induced by exposing the workpiece to radiation from a radiation source,
wherein the pre-defined stress distribution is induced along the region, and
wherein the pre-defined stress distribution is induced between an outer edge of the workpiece and the center of the workpiece;
initiating a crack along the region by introducing energy into the workpiece,
wherein the energy for initiating the crack is introduced by exposing the workpiece to sound waves; and
separating the wafer from the workpiece along the at least one region;
wherein the workpiece comprises at least one of: silicon carbide, sapphire and gallium nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,580,261

GAMING MACHINE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR A LATIN BINGO GAME

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a monetary funds accepting mechanism for accepting monetary funds to add to a player credit balance;
at least one display device;
at least one player input device;
a memory device;
a controller; and
machine-readable code stored in said memory device executable by said controller to, in response to a wager placed by said player from said player credit balance, cause said gaming machine to:
display, via said at least one display device, one or more Latin bingo cards, each of the one or more Latin bingo cards comprising a three row by five column bingo card defining 15 spaces with at least one free space and game numbers displayed relative to the remaining spaces;
draw bingo balls and daub corresponding numbers on the one or more Latin bingo cards;
evaluate said one or more Latin bingo cards to said drawn bingo balls to determine a wild space condition comprising a first three or a last three of the drawn bingo balls matching a game number in a top row of the one or more Latin bingo cards;
when said wild space condition exists, graphically transform said one or more Latin bingo cards displayed via said at least one display device to display wild spaces in the spaces of a column of the one or more Latin bingo cards corresponding to the matching number in the top row of the one or more Latin bingo cards, the wild spaces displayed in replacement of the game numbers that were displayed in those spaces;
compare in real time the daubed numbers, the free spaces, and the wild spaces of the one or more Latin bingo cards to predetermined matching winning outcomes; and
award an award to said player when the one or more Latin bingo cards matches the predetermined matching winning outcomes, said award being credits to said player credit balance.

US Pat. No. 10,580,048

SYNCHRONIZING A COST ESTIMATE ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

7. An electronic device for synchronizing a cost estimate, the electronic device comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor;
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable to:
obtain, by the electronic device at a house, an estimated usage from a utility meter at the house, wherein the electronic device is an in-home display that controls at least one consuming device at the house;
obtain an estimated cost per resource unit for a period of time, wherein the estimated cost per resource unit differs from an actual cost per resource unit that is set by a utility system for the period of time;
estimate a bill for a period-to-date based on the estimated usage and the estimated cost per resource unit to produce an estimated bill;
determine whether to synchronize the estimated bill with actual bill information on the utility system based on a schedule received from the utility system that indicates how frequently the electronic device is allowed to access the actual bill information, wherein the received schedule allows electronic devices using a broadband network connection to access the utility system more frequently than electronic devices using a mesh network of utility meters; and
synchronize, on the electronic device at the house, the estimated bill using the actual bill information for the period-to-date in response to determining to synchronize, wherein the actual bill information comprises an actual bill, an actual usage and an actual cost per resource unit, wherein synchronizing the estimated bill using actual bill information for the period-to-date comprises:
sending authentication information to the utility system that is remote from the house;
requesting the actual bill information from the utility system;
receiving the actual bill information at the electronic device at the house from the utility system that is remote from the house; and
using the actual bill information to synchronize the estimated bill,
wherein synchronizing the estimated bill using the actual bill information for a period-to-date is performed according to the equation
wherein Cn is the estimated bill for a period-to-date for a current sample number n, Bk is an actual bill, k is a sample number when a most recent synchronization occurs, i is an index number, Ui is the estimated usage for a sample corresponding to index i and Ri is the estimated cost per resource unit for a sample corresponding to index i.

US Pat. No. 10,579,602

ATTRIBUTE REDUNDANCY REMOVAL

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by at least one processor of a computer cause the computer to:access a tree in a data structure wherein the tree includes attribute values arranged hierarchically in the tree in parent nodes and child nodes, and wherein the attribute values describe features of a plurality of products, and wherein along a branch in the tree from a parent node to a child node, the child node includes an attribute value that describes an attribute value of the parent node;
identify in the tree, a child node that includes a redundant attribute value that does not incrementally differentiate products having the redundant attribute value from products having the attribute value of the parent node at least by calculating, for each of the child nodes, an incremental discriminatory power that quantifies a degree to which each attribute value of the child nodes differentiate a first product from a second product associated with the attribute value of the parent node and comparing the incremental discriminatory power to a redundancy threshold;
prune the tree to remove the child node that includes the redundant attribute value from the parent node to generate a pruned tree, wherein the redundant attribute value from the removed child node is excluded from a similarity score calculation;
calculate a similarity score for two or more products of the plurality of products based, at least in part, on the pruned tree and the attribute values remaining in the pruned tree, wherein calculating the similarity score based on the pruned tree limits an overestimation of a similarity between the two or more products that would result from consideration of the redundant attribute value; and
perform a comparison of the similarity score for the two or more products to a similarity threshold, and if the similarity threshold is exceeded by the similarity score for the two or more products, designate at least one of the two or more products as a selected product to be removed an assortment of a store's inventory based on a result of the comparison of the similarity score to the similarity threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,579,138

HEAD-MOUNTED SENSOR SYSTEM

RESCAN, INC., Redwood Ci...

1. A head-mounted sensor system comprising:a helmet;
a first LIDAR sensor mounted on the helmet, the first LIDAR sensor being configured to detect distances between the first LIDAR sensor and surfaces near the helmet;
a multi-camera system mounted on the helmet;
a synchronization circuit configured to synchronize outputs of at least the first LIDAR sensor and the multi-camera system;
a movement sensor mounted on the helmet and configured to detect movement the helmet; and
an electronic output configured to provide output of the first LIDAR sensor, output of the multi-camera system, and output of the movement sensor, in real-time to a data storage device;
wherein the multi-camera system is configured to generate angle dependent textures for registration to transparent surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,576,019

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR DIRECTING A MEDICAL LIQUID

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A connection assembly for directing a medical liquid, the connection assembly comprising:a connector through which a medical liquid can be delivered,
an attachment part attachable to a connector that can be connected to a delivery device to deliver a medical liquid through the connector, and
a sealing element to seal the transition between the connector and the attachment part such that, when the attachment part is mounted on the connector, the sealing element is held between the attachment part attached to the connector, where the sealing element has a sealing head that, when the attachment part is mounted on the connector, seals off an opening of the attachment part from the passage of liquid and has a body joined to the sealing head that can be arranged in the opening with radial distance from the attachment part, and an interior space of the sealing element is free of any body having a point intended to support the opening of the sealing element, wherein the sealing element comprises:
at the transition between the sealing head and the body, a shoulder that projects radially with respect to the insertion direction through the sealing head, which along the insertion direction can be brought into contact with a contact surface inside the opening of the attachment part,
a flange projecting radially outward with respect to the body of the sealing element separated from the shoulder along the insertion direction that is held by the attachment part attached to the connector between the attachment part and the connector in such a manner that the flange rests with its lower side on a bearing surface of the connector and its upper side is at least partially exposed, and
a foot section which, when viewed in an axial direction along the insertion direction, joins to the body below the flange and engages in the connector on the attachment part attached to the connector in an associated recess.

US Pat. No. 10,582,625

MODULAR FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A modular flexible display system comprising:a) a plurality of flexible display modules coupled to a display mounting face of a planar support body, the plurality of said flexible display modules collectively forming a viewing plane, each display module comprising:
i) a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to a flexible substrate, the plurality of light emitting elements disposed in a predetermined pattern creating a display plane;
ii) said predetermined pattern defining a pitch distance between adjacent light emitting elements, the pitch distance configured to be uniform across said display plane;
b) said planar support body configured so that at least a portion of the display mounting face is configured into a curved shape;
c) a plurality of adjustable couplers coupled between said planar support body and a support frame, each adjustable coupler operative to adjust a spacing between said planar support body and said support frame, at least one adjustable coupler operable to change a radius of curvature of said curved shape;
d) the plurality of display modules further configured in that said viewing plane is a convex viewing plane encircling a central volume, the convex viewing plane being visible from the outside of said central volume;
e) the plurality of adjustable couplers further configured so that the viewing plane has no visible gaps or overlaps between adjacent display modules.

US Pat. No. 10,581,931

PROCESSING SIGNALLING RELATING TO A TELEPHONY SESSION

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method of processing signalling relating to a telephony session in a first service provider network associated with a first service provider, the telephony session involving a telephony device associated with a second service provider network, the second service provider network being associated with a second, different service provider, the method comprising:receiving a first telephony session establishment message from a first network node in the first service provider network, the first telephony session establishment message comprising a first telephony identifier as a called party identifier, the first telephony identifier being associated with the first service provider network;
identifying a second telephony identifier, the second telephony identifier being associated with the first service provider network and being different from the first telephony identifier, wherein the second telephony identifier is a local telephony identifier configured to be recognised in the first service provider network and configured not to be recognised in the second service provider network;
transmitting a second telephony session establishment message to the first network node, the second telephony session establishment message comprising the second telephony identifier as a telephony party identifier, whereby to enable call services to be provided in the first service provider network on the basis of the second telephony identifier;
receiving a third telephony session establishment message from the first network node, the third telephony session establishment message comprising the second telephony identifier as a telephony party identifier;
identifying a third telephony identifier using the second telephony identifier, the third telephony identifier being associated with the second service provider network; and
transmitting a fourth telephony session establishment message to the first network node, the fourth telephony session establishment message comprising the third telephony identifier as a telephony party identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,581,836

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE AND A CORRESPONDING SERVER

THALES DIS FRANCE SA, Me...

1. A method for accessing a service providing at least one user device trust level, comprising:executing, by at least one first user device, a first application that communicates with a second user device;
receiving, from the first user device, by a remote server, user communication activity data relating to the first application execution, as a first user device report, the user communication activity data relating to the first application execution including information relating to either an incoming event or an outgoing event and at least one attribute relating to the first application execution, the at least one attribute relating to the first application execution including a data communication technology type;
tracking, by the remote server, an activity relating to at least the first application executed by the at least one first user device;
determining, by the remote server, based upon at least the first user device report, a trust level relating to the first user device;
receiving, from a third user device, by the remote server, a request for getting a trust level relating to the first user device; and
sending, from the remote server to the third user device, as a request response, the trust level relating to the first user device.

US Pat. No. 10,581,835

ON DEMAND PASSWORDS

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A method, comprising:processing a user password received in relation to a user identifier, wherein the user identifier and the user password are associated with a user account;
processing a request to opt-in to use of system-generated passwords in association with the user account;
processing a password request received in association with the user account for which the request to opt-in to use of system-generated passwords has been processed; and
responsive to processing the password request, generating, by a processor, a substitute password for the user account and transmitting the substitute password.

US Pat. No. 10,581,705

SMART SERVICE CATALOGS BASED DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATIONS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of clients, with each client associated with a resource reservation; and
a server coupled to the plurality of clients via one or more networks, wherein the server comprises a management module to:
retrieve resource information required to deploy an instance of an application from a blueprint associated with a client;
obtain available resource information from the resource reservation associated with the client;
determine, by comparing the resource information required to deploy the instance of the application and the available resource information, a maximum number of instances of the application that can be deployed corresponding to the client, wherein the maximum number of instances is based at least in part on at least one successful deployment of one instance of the application corresponding to the client; and
generate a service catalog including the maximum number of instances of the application that can be deployed based on the blueprint, wherein the service catalog is used to enable deployment of at least one instance of the application corresponding to the client; and
wherein the server comprises a deployment module to:
determine whether a requested number of instances for deployment of the application corresponding to the blueprint is less than the maximum number of instances that can be deployed using the service catalog; and
deploy the requested number of instances of the application by provisioning computing resources associated with the client when the requested number of instances is less than or equal to the maximum number of instances that can be deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,581,556

UPLINK MULTIPLE ACCESS METHOD BASED ON FROZEN BIT PATTERNS OF POLAR CODES

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI...

1. An uplink multiple access method based on user-specific frozen bit patterns of polar codes, wherein a binary-valued pattern sequence to be used in frozen bit locations is determined based on preset rules and protocols known to transmitter units and a receiver unit and wherein a length of the binary-valued pattern sequence is at most N?K, where K is an integer representing a length of an uncoded information bit sequence and N is an integer representing a length of a coded bit sequence, wherein, a transmitter signal generation comprises process steps of:providing the binary-valued pattern sequence to be used in the frozen bit locations during a polar encoding operation;
performing a channel encoding operation to information bits using a polar encoder, wherein binary-valued, user-specific frozen bit patterns are used in frozen bit locations during the channel encoding operation;
mapping coded bits to symbols to be transmitted, wherein a generated symbol sequence is a set of complex-valued number representing a baseband signal to be transmitted;
performing a baseband-to-RF processing onto the generated symbol sequence to generate a transmitted signal;
wherein each bit of the binary-valued pattern sequence to be used in the frozen bit locations is generated according to a Bernoulli distribution, with parameter p, wherein p is a real number such that 0?p?1, wherein, p represents a probability of a value of a bit equal to 1 and 1-p is a probability of a value of a bit equal to 0; and storing the generated symbol sequence at the transmitter units and the receiver unit, in the step of providing the binary-valued pattern sequence to be used in the frozen bit locations during the polar encoding.

US Pat. No. 10,581,523

TEMPOROSPATIAL SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING FOR NGSO SATELLITE NETWORKS

LOON LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A system comprising:a network controller configured to:
receive information from a plurality of nodes of a network, the plurality of nodes including a first node that is in motion relative to a second node;
generate a table representing available nodes and possible links in the network based on the received information;
determine a topology of the network for a given point in time based on the generated table;
receive client data information from one or more client devices;
determine a first plurality of flows for the determined topology based on the client data information, each of the plurality of flows comprising one or more requirements for a routing path through the network;
generate a first network configuration for the first determined topology based on the determined first plurality of flows, the network configuration identifying a first subset of the possible links to be established using the plurality of nodes at a first point in time;
determine a second plurality of flows between pairs of nodes in the network based on a second topology of the network for a second point in time, each of the nodes in the pairs of nodes being able to communicate with the one or more client devices outside of the network;
generate a second network configuration for the second determined topology based on the determined second plurality of flows, the network configuration identifying a second subset of the possible links to be established using the plurality of nodes at a second point in time; and
responsive to the received client data information, send instructions to the plurality of nodes of the network for forming the identified first subset of the possible links according to the generated first network configuration and transmitting client data the first point in time and forming the identified second subset of the possible links according to the generated second network configuration and transmitting client data the second point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,581,391

AMPLIFIERS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An amplifier circuit for amplifying a signal, comprising:a voltage regulator having an input node for receiving an input voltage and an output node for outputting an output voltage, the voltage regulator comprising an output capacitor coupled to the output node;
an amplifier coupled to receive the output voltage from said output node of the voltage regulator as a supply voltage;
the voltage regulator being operable in a voltage-control mode to maintain the output voltage at a nominal output voltage; and
a controller for defining the nominal output voltage;
wherein the controller is operable to increase the output voltage in response to a reference signal indicating a power demand greater than a steady state power demand of the voltage regulator; and
wherein the increase of the output voltage is in excess of that required by the amplifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,581,276

TUNED RESONANT MICROCELL-BASED ARRAY FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

ChargEdge, Inc., Fremont...

1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:a power source configured to generate a time-varying current;
an array of tuned resonant microcells, each of the tuned resonant microcells configured to operate at a first resonant frequency and comprising:
a first connection point;
a second connection point;
a capacitor;
a flat coil coupled in series with the capacitor;
wherein each of the tuned resonant microcells is configured to be coupled in series to another one of the tuned resonant microcells such that the wireless power transmitter is configured to operate the array of tuned resonant microcells at a second resonant frequency that is substantially the same as the first resonant frequency in response to the time-varying current;
a first switch;
a second switch;
a first tuned resonant microcell in the array of tuned resonant microcells coupled to the power source and the first switch;
a second tuned resonant microcell in the array of tuned resonant microcells coupled to the first switch and the second switch, wherein the wireless power transmitter is configured to operate at the second resonant frequency when the first and second tuned resonant microcells are activated in series; and
wherein the wireless power transmitter is configured to operate at the second resonant frequency when the first, second, and a third tuned resonant microcells are activated in series.

US Pat. No. 10,579,590

STORAGE SYSTEM GARBAGE COLLECTION AND DEFRAGMENTATION

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
scan a plurality of tree data structures corresponding to a plurality of files of a storage to identify a corresponding number of references associated with file segment data chunks included in the plurality of files, wherein the plurality of tree data structures store corresponding metadata for the plurality of files;
analyze the plurality of scanned tree data structures corresponding to the plurality of files and chunk file metadata, wherein to analyze the plurality of scanned tree data structures corresponding to the plurality of files and the chunk file metadata, the processor is configured to:
identify one or more file segment data chunks that are not referenced by the plurality of files of the storage based on an analysis of the corresponding scanned tree data structure associated with each file of the plurality of files, wherein the one or more file segment data chunk are identified as the one or more file segment data chunks that are not referenced by the plurality of files of the storage based on a corresponding reference count, wherein the corresponding reference count indicates a number of tree data structures that reference a file segment data chunk; and
identify fragmented chunk files to be combined together based at least in part on the one or more identified file segment data chunks, wherein the fragmented chunk files are identified based on an amount of unreferenced data chunks included in a chunk file;
combine file segment data chunks that are not referenced by the group of files of the identified fragmented chunk files into one or more combined chunk files; and
update the chunk file metadata with an update that concurrently reflects the removal of at least a portion of the one or more file segment data chunks that are not referenced by the group of files and the combination of the identified fragmented chunk files; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,579,162

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO CORRECT A VEHICLE INDUCED CHANGE OF DIRECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method to correct for a vehicle induced change of direction in an electronic device, comprising:determining a first center pose of the electronic device;
detecting a motion of the electronic device;
determining that the motion of the electronic device is caused by a vehicle when a magnitude of change of an orientation of the electronic device is within a tolerance over a predetermined period of time;
activating turn correction after determining that the motion of the electronic device is caused by the vehicle;
tracking, using a sensor in conjunction with computer vision operating on a processor, at least one key point within a scene to determine a second center pose;
determining whether the second center pose is within a tolerance with respect to the first center pose;
removing the at least one key point when the second center pose is outside of the tolerance with respect to the first center pose; and
adjusting, when the second center pose is within the tolerance with respect to the first center pose, the second center pose when there is a difference between the second center pose and the first center pose.

US Pat. No. 10,578,579

PROBE FOR THE CONTINUOUS MONITORING IN REAL TIME OF CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF INTEREST DIRECTLY IN THE GROUND AND SYSTEM FOR THE CONTINUOUS MONITORING IN REAL TIME OF SAID CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF INTEREST

Universitat Autonoma de B...

1. A probe for the continuous monitoring in real time of parameters of interest directly in the ground comprising,a substrate with at least two faces,
at least one conductive material track arranged on at least one of the at least two faces of the substrate, with a zone adapted to act as an electrical contact terminal outside of the probe,
a conductive region with reference electrode functions arranged on one of the faces of the substrate, with a zone adapted to act as an electrical contact terminal outside of the probe, wherein a material for the at least one conductive track and the conductive region is selected from the group consisting of: metal, non-metallic ink, non-metallic graphite composite, conductive polymers and non-metallic conductive nanomaterials,
at least one passivating material layer arranged such that it partially covers the at least one conductive material track and leaves at least two free zones thereof, one of said free zones corresponding to the electrical contact terminal of the at least one conductive material track, and
at least one sensor element sensitive to at least one of the parameters of interest to be monitored in the ground, deposited in at least one of the free zones of the at least one conductive material track, and
wherein the at least one conductive region occupies one of the faces of the substrate in its entirety.

US Pat. No. 10,578,409

POLYMER AMMUNITION AND CARTRIDGE PRIMER INSERT

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A primer insert for a polymer ammunition cartridge comprising:a top surface;
a bottom surface opposite the top surface;
a coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, wherein the coupling element comprises an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises: a transition region that transitions from the bottom surface to a second segment wherein the transition region has a radius of from 0.02 to 0.08 inches; a first segment extending from the second segment and terminates at a tip, wherein the first segment has a first segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches and the second segment has a second segment distance from 0.05 to 0.09 inches, wherein the second segment has a second segment angle from +3 to ?3 degrees relative to a first segment angle of the first segment, wherein the first segment angle is from +6 to ?6 degrees from perpendicular to the top surface;
a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface;
a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess through the bottom surface; and
a flash aperture groove in the primer recess and positioned around the primer flash aperture and adapted to receive a polymer overmolding through the primer flash aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,578,305

BRUNER ASSEMBLY

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A burner assembly comprising:a combustion chamber,
multiple mixing ducts opening into the combustion chamber and in which during normal operation introduced combustion air and introduced fuel are mixed,
wherein the multiple mixing ducts are formed by mixing tubes which extend axially through an annular space which is defined between a tubular external wall, a tubular internal wall arranged so that is spaced apart radially from the tubular external wall, an annular end plate arranged upstream, and an annular end plate arranged downstream and comprising an upstream face and a downstream face that faces the combustion chamber,
wherein the annular end plate arranged upstream and the annular end plate arranged downstream are provided with through openings which receive and/or continue the mixing tubes, each annular end plate comprising both a radially inward circumferential edge and a radially outward circumferential edge, both extending in a direction of the annular space,
axial bores that extend axially through at least one circumferential edge of the radially inward circumferential edge and the radially outward circumferential edge of the annular end plate arranged downstream, each axial bore of the axial bores comprising an inlet at the upstream face, and
at least one opening disposed between the upstream face and the downstream face and branching off from a respective axial bore of the axial bores for the removal of cooling air laterally relative to the respective bore and through the at least one circumferential edge.

US Pat. No. 10,577,099

INDUCTIVE LANDING APPARATUS FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:a flight controller;
an electromagnetic sensor coupled to the flight controller;
a flight system communicatively coupled to the flight controller;
a first clamp including a first motor;
a second clamp including a second motor;
an inductive wire line mechanically coupled to the first clamp and the second clamp; and
an inductive circuit electrically coupled to the inductive wire line;
wherein the flight controller is configured to,
locate an overhead power line;
control the flight system to bring the unmanned aerial vehicle in proximity to the overhead power line;
control the flight system to position the unmanned aerial vehicle such that the first and second clamps are aligned with the overhead power line;
cause the first and second clamps to open;
cause the first and second clamps to close around the overhead power line;
receive, from the electromagnetic sensor, a characteristic of an electromagnetic field of the overhead power line;
control the first and second motors to operate in opposite directions, based on the characteristic of the electromagnetic field, to twist the inductive wire line into at least one loop surrounding the overhead power line; and
inductively couple the inductive wire line to the overhead power line.

US Pat. No. 10,576,584

LASER PROCESSING MACHINE AND LASER PROCESSING METHOD

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A laser processing machine comprising:a laser oscillator configured to emit a laser beam having a wavelength within a range of between 900 nm and 1100 nm; and
a laser processing unit configured to cut a plate material of aluminum having a material code of 1000 series by irradiating the plate material with the laser beam emitted from the laser oscillator and moving an irradiation position of the laser beam relative to the plate material, wherein
a period of time is set as a moving time tp, wherein tp is defined as the period of time during which the laser beam moves a distance equivalent to a distance from a center of a beam spot of the laser beam to a point in the beam spot located on a circumference of a circle whose center is also the center of the beam spot and contains 44% of a total thermal energy of the area of the beam spot,
in a case where “c” represents a specific heat of the plate material, “?” represents a density of the plate material, “?” represents a thermal conductivity of the plate material, “T” represents a melting temperature of the plate material, “T0” represents an environmental temperature, “A” represents a light absorptance of the plate material, and “Pd” represents an energy density of the inner region, a time calculated from Equation (1) is set as a melting time tm during which the plate material is melted,
tm=c×?×?×?[(T?T0)/(2×A×Pd)]2  (1), and
in a case where a plate thickness of the plate material is represented by x and a value of tm/tp obtained by dividing the melting time tm by the moving time tp is represented by y, the laser processing unit cuts the plate material by setting the value y between a lower limit value obtained from Equation (2) and an upper limit value obtained from Equation (3), wherein
y=0.0027e0.36x  (2)
y=0.0026e0.4512x  (3), and
the laser processing machine further comprising:
a holding unit that holds Equation (2) and Equation (3); and
a controller configured to determine whether or not the value y is set between the lower limit value obtained from Equation (2) and the upper limit value obtained from Equation (3) and causes a display to display a determination result in a case where a plate material having a predetermined plate thickness formed of aluminum having a material code of 1000 series is cut by the laser processing unit under set processing conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,576,214

DISPLAY AND DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Sanofi, Paris (FR)

1. Non-numerical display for a drug delivery device comprising:a housing with at least one window;
a dosing element movable relative to the housing during one or both of dose setting and dose dispensing; and
a movable indicator element visible through the at least one window, wherein the indicator element is coupled to one or both of the dosing element and the housing such that a movement of the dosing element relative to the housing is translated into a movement of the indicator element that is not proportional to the movement of the dosing element;
wherein a continuous movement of the dosing element relative to the housing is translated into an intermittent movement of the indicator element, and
wherein a continuous movement of the dosing element relative to the housing is translated into an axial movement during a first phase of the movement of the indicator element and into a combined axial and rotational movement during a second phase of the movement of the indicator element.

US Pat. No. 10,581,582

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING BROADBAND LINK

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a wireless signal; and
a processor configured to control an operation of the wireless communication terminal,
wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain information of a basic primary channel of a basic service set (BSS) with which the terminal is associated, wherein the basic primary channel is set commonly for each terminal in the BSS,
obtain information of an alternative primary channel set for the terminal,
wherein the alternative primary channel is set individually for each terminal in the BSS and the alternative primary channel does not overlap with the basic primary channel, and
perform data transmission and reception selectively using the basic primary channel and the alternative primary channel,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
receive an alternative primary channel indicator through the basic primary channel, and
switch a using channel of the terminal from the basic primary channel to the alternative primary channel in response to the reception of the alternative primary channel indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,581,201

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED GROUNDING STRUCTURE

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing body forming a receiving room exposed to an exterior in a horizontal direction for receiving a mating connector;
four rows of contacts retained in the housing body including a row of upper outer contacts, a row of upper inner contacts, a row of lower outer contacts and a row of lower inner contacts where the upper outer contacts and the lower outer contacts have corresponding contacting points located in front of those of the upper inner contacts and the lower inner contacts, and the upper outer contacts and the upper inner contacts have the corresponding contacting points on an upper side of the receiving room while the lower outer contacts and the lower inner contacts have the corresponding contacting points on a lower side of the receiving room;
a plurality of conductive members disposed beside the four rows of contacts and forming spring members to mechanically and electrical connect to corresponding grounding contacts of said four rows of contacts at different grounding locations; wherein
the grounding contact of the upper outer contact row has more grounding locations than that of the other three rows of contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,580,936

GROUP III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A Group III nitride semiconductor fight-emitting device including:a first conductive type first semiconductor layer;
a light-emitting on the first semiconductor layer; and
a second conductive type second semiconductor layer on the light-emitting layer,
wherein the light-emitting layer has a plurality of barrier layers and well layers,
wherein the second semiconductor layer has an electron blocking layer,
wherein the plurality of barrier layers has a last barrier layer closest to the electron blocking layer,
wherein the electron blocking layer has a first electron blocking layer closest to the light-emitting layer,
wherein the last barrier layer has a first position farthest from the first electron blocking layer and a second position as an interface with the first electron block layer,
wherein the first electron blocking layer has a third position farthest from the last barrier layer,
wherein an Al composition ratio at the first position is higher than an Al composition ratio at the second position, and
wherein Al composition ratio at the third position is higher than the Al composition ratio at the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,580,638

MULTIPLE BARRIER LAYER ENCAPSULATION STACK

SAGE Electrochromics, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:structuring an apparatus to resist environmental element permeation between an external environment and at least one surface of the apparatus, the structuring comprising:
applying a plurality of barrier layers to the at least one surface of the apparatus, such that at least one barrier layer is applied to a presently-exposed surface which comprises an exposed layer surface of a previously-applied barrier layer; and
interposing consecutive barrier layer applications with a cleaning of the presently-exposed surface, such that each consecutively-applied barrier layer is applied to a cleaned presently-exposed surface, wherein the interposing consecutive barrier layer applications with a cleaning of the presently-exposed surface comprises:
implementing, on the presently-exposed surface, a cleaning process which is structured to remove at least one particle present on at least the presently-exposed surface and expose at least one gap space formed by the at least one particle, such that a subsequently-applied barrier layer at least partially fills the at least one exposed gap space.

US Pat. No. 10,580,346

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF FLEXIBLE LED MOUNTING BOARDS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel that displays an image;
a plurality of mount boards having long-length shapes disposed along the display panel;
light emitting elements arrayed on each of the plurality of mount boards in a longitudinal direction of each of the plurality of mount boards, the light emitting elements emitting light toward the display panel from behind the display panel, and being arranged in a matrix shape along the display panel;
a back surface board on which the plurality of mount boards is stuck by an adhesive member;
a reflective sheet mounted to the back surface board, the reflective sheet having holes that allow the light emitting elements to pass through at positions corresponding to the light emitting elements, and reflecting the light emitted from the light emitting elements toward the display panel; and
a relay board having a long-length shape for supplying power to the light emitting elements,
wherein each of the plurality of mount boards is constituted of a flexible wiring board,
on a surface of the back surface board on which the plurality of mount boards is stuck, a recess depressed toward an opposite surface of the surface on which the plurality of mount boards is stuck is provided in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of each of the plurality of mount boards, and
when the relay board is placed in the recess and is placed at an end of each of the plurality of mount boards located in the recess, the relay board is electrically connected with each of the plurality of mount boards.

US Pat. No. 10,577,028

AUTOMOBILE MEMBER

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. An automobile member which is long in one direction and of which a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction is a hollow cross section, the automobile member comprising:a hat-shaped first member that has a first flange, a second flange, a first wall portion erected from the first flange, a second wall portion erected from the second flange, and a web connecting the first wall portion and the second wall portion to each other;
a second member that is spot-joined to the first flange and the second flange;
a first joining plate that is joined to an inner wall surface of the first wall portion and an inner wall surface of the second member; and
a second joining plate that is joined to an inner wall surface of the second wall portion and an inner wall surface of the second member;
wherein the first flange and the second member are joined to each other via a plurality of first melted and solidified portions formed along the longitudinal direction,
wherein the first joining plate and the inner wall surface of the first wall portion are joined to each other via a second melted and solidified portion,
wherein the first joining plate and the inner wall surface of the second member are joined to each other via a third melted and solidified portion, and
wherein at least a part of the second melted and solidified portion and at least a part of the third melted and solidified portion are positioned in a region between two first melted and solidified portions adjacent to each other in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,576,969

VEHICLE COMMUNICATION WITH CONNECTED OBJECTS IN PROXIMITY TO THE VEHICLE USING CLOUD SYSTEMS

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method for processing communication with a vehicle and connected objects, the processing being by one or more servers of a cloud system where said vehicle is associated for receiving services, the connected objects include objects having communication capabilities that are either fixed at specific locations as infrastructure where the vehicle is traversing or is moving in location in areas proximate to where the vehicle is traversing, comprising:receiving by a server of the cloud system, geo-location for the vehicle using on-board electronics of the vehicle and data obtained from a global positioning system;
determining a heading direction of the vehicle based on detected changes in the geo-locations of the vehicle;
receiving state data from connected objects;
selecting one or more of the connected objects, by the one or more servers of the cloud system, based on a current geo-location of the vehicle and the heading direction of the vehicle, the state data from the selected connected objects being processed to determine control data for the vehicle; and
sending, by the one or more servers of the cloud system, the control data to the vehicle for processing by the on-board electronics of the vehicle to cause an action by a system of the vehicle;
wherein the one or more servers of the cloud system are defined by data processors that are located in one or more data centers and/or internet connected devices.

US Pat. No. 10,582,607

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY HAVING A HEAT TRANSFER MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board;
a bus bar having a top face that is fixed to a bottom face of the circuit board;
an electronic component that is disposed on a top face of the bus bar;
a heat dissipation member that is disposed on a bottom face of the bus bar;
a heat transfer member that is interposed between the bus bar and the heat dissipation member, to transfer heat of the bus bar to the heat dissipation member; and
a screw that extends through a stack of the circuit board and the bus bar, the screw being screwed to the heat dissipation member, fixing the stack to the heat dissipation member; and
a spacer that is interposed between the circuit board and the heat dissipation member, the spacer surrounding at least a portion of an outer circumference of a shaft portion of the screw, the spacer having a top surface engaged with a bottom surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface engaged with a top surface of the heat dissipation member so as to maintain a thickness of the heat transfer member substantially uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,582,577

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. An LED drive circuit, comprising:N+1 LED loads, N isolation elements and a third transistor coupled in series between a high-voltage terminal and a low-voltage terminal of an input port, wherein each of said N isolation elements is coupled between two adjacent LED loads and has a first terminal and a second terminal;
N first transistors, wherein said first terminals of said N isolation elements are coupled to said low-voltage terminal through said N first transistors, respectively; and
N second transistors, wherein said second terminals of said N isolation elements are couple to said high-voltage terminal through said N second transistors, respectively,
wherein said first transistors and said second transistors are controlled to operate in a linear state, in a conductive state or in an off state to control said N+1 LED loads to be in parallel connection or series connection,
wherein said third transistor is controlled to be operated in a linear state to regulate a current flowing from said high-voltage terminal to said low-voltage terminal when said first transistors and said second transistors are both in said off state;
wherein N is a positive integer number and not less than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,582,534

RELAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. An access point device comprising:a memory configured to store program code;
a communication interface configured to exchange data with external devices; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the communication interface, the processor configured to execute the program code to:
receive, via the communication interface, an uplink transmission from a wireless station, the uplink transmission comprising a relay-service desirability indication;
receive, via the communication interface from one or more relay devices that observe the uplink transmission, one or more link-quality-parameter measurements relative to the uplink transmission;
determine whether to register the wireless station for relay service based, at least in part, on an evaluation of the one or more link-quality-parameter measurements; and
responsive to a determination to register the wireless station for relay service:
select at least one relay device based, at least in part, on the evaluation of the one or more link-quality-parameter measurements to forward uplink transmissions from the wireless station to the access point,
record the selection in the memory, and
transmit, via the communication interface, an assignment message to each of the at least one relay device, the assignment message comprising an identifier of the wireless station.

US Pat. No. 10,582,519

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OF D2D SIGNAL

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A transmission (Tx) wireless device comprising:a wireless transceiver comprising an antenna and configured to:
receive resource assignment information transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB), the resource assignment information being associated with one or more discovery signals to be transmitted in a discovery period; and
transmit one or more discovery signals to a reception (Rx) wireless device; and
one or more processors configured to:
determine that a first discovery signal associated with a first discovery type and a second discovery signal associated with a second discovery type are to be transmitted in a first subframe included in the discovery period; and
in the first subframe, transmit the second discovery signal associated with the second discovery type and drop the first discovery signal associated with the first discovery type,
wherein the one or more processors is configured to drop a transmission of a control signal in response to determining that a third discovery signal and the control signal are to be transmitted in a second subframe, and
wherein in the second subframe, the wireless transceiver is configured to transmit the third discovery signal without transmitting the control signal, wherein the second subframe is included in the discovery period.

US Pat. No. 10,582,510

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AVOIDING INTERFERENCE

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a processing device comprising a processor, that there exists a pattern of recurrence over time of a signal interference in a spectral segment of a plurality of spectral segments according to a threshold; and
responsive to the detecting of the pattern of recurrence over time of the signal interference, transmitting, by the processing device, instructions to a wireless communication device experiencing the pattern of recurrence over time of the signal interference, wherein the instructions include one or more first mitigation steps to be performed by the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,582,343

VALIDATING AND SUPPLEMENTING EMERGENCY CALL INFORMATION

Banjo, Inc., South Jorda...

1. A method comprising:deriving, from features of a normalized signal version of an emergency call signal, a probability that the emergency call signal originated from a location, wherein the normalized signal version is a dimensionally reduced Time, Location, and Context (TLC) formatted version of the emergency call signal;
accessing one or more additional normalized TLC formatted signals within a specified distance of the location;
validating the location from features of the one or more additional signals;
detecting an event from the features of the normalized signal version of the emergency call signal based on the validated location;
associating the validated location with an obtained event truthfulness probability for the event; and
sending the event to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

US Pat. No. 10,581,860

BLACKLIST MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR IBC-BASED DISTRIBUTED AUTHENTICATION FRAMEWORK

Huawei International Pte....

1. A system for managing and distributing a blacklist of User Equipment IDs (UE IDs) in a network comprising:a plurality of groups of networks, each of the plurality of groups of networks comprising a blacklist server, and a plurality of authentication servers;
wherein the blacklist server is configured to:
store a blacklist containing UE IDs that are not allowed to gain access to the network;
transmit the blacklist to the plurality of authentication servers in the same group;
receive a message;
determine a content in the message is an order to add a new revoked UE ID to the blacklist;
update the blacklist to include the new revoked UE ID; and
send an update blacklist message to the plurality of authentication servers in the same group;
wherein each of the authentication servers is configured to:
store the blacklist in response to receiving the blacklist from the blacklist server;
receive an authentication package from a UE, the authentication package comprising a UE ID and a signature; wherein the signature is generated based on a private key of a group that the UE belongs to;
proceed with an authentication procedure by verifying the signature;
determine whether the UE is in the same group as the authentication server based on information in the authentication package in response to successfully verifying the signature; where UEs in the same group share one or more properties;
transmit a query to the blacklist server belonging to the same group of the UE in response to the UE not being in the same group as the authentication server;
receive a response from the blacklist server belonging to the same group of the UE;
determine whether the UE is in the blacklist of the blacklist server belonging to the same group of the UE from the response; and
allow the UE access to the network in response to the UE not being in the blacklist of the blacklist server belonging to the same group of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,581,645

DUAL-RAIL TRANSCEIVER WITH IMPROVED SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO FOR DIFFERENTIAL HIGH-SPEED LINKS

NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clar...

1. A signal transceiver comprising:a signal transmitter comprising:
a first differential link configured with a first common mode voltage, the first differential link coupled to a first switch between a supply voltage of the signal transmitter and a fraction of the supply voltage; and
a second differential link configured with a second common mode voltage, the second differential link configured to a second switch between the fraction of the supply voltage and a reference ground;
a signal receiver comprising:
the first differential link coupled to a gate node of an NMOS transistor and to a source node of a PMOS transistor; and
the second differential link coupled to a source node of the NMOS transistor and to a gate node of the PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,581,042

END PLATE OF BATTERY MODULE AND BATTERY MODULE

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. An end plate of a battery module, comprising a main body and an energy absorbing body, wherein the energy absorbing body comprises an acting portion and a connecting portion, the acting portion protrudes in a direction from the main body toward a battery, and the acting portion is connected with the main body through the connecting portion, andwherein the connecting portion is structured in a strip shape, one end of the connecting portion is fixedly connected with the main body, and the other end of the connecting portion is fixed at an edge of the acting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,579,919

NFC/RF MECHANISM WITH MULTIPLE VALID STATES FOR DETECTING AN OPEN CONTAINER, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Thin Film Electronics ASA...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a) a receiver configured to process a first signal from an antenna;
b) a transmitter configured to output a second signal to said antenna;
c) a first set of terminals to be electrically connected to said antenna;
d) a continuity sensor configured to determine whether a protection line electrically connected thereto is broken;
e) a memory including one or more dynamic sensor bits and a plurality of ROM bits configured to store a unique identification code for a container or package; and
f) a second set of terminals to be electrically connected to said continuity sensor, said second set of terminals being different from said first set of terminals,
wherein:
the protection line is configured to sense or determine a continuity state of the package or container,
the continuity state of the package or container is opened when the protection line is broken,
the continuity state of the package or container is closed or sealed when the protection line is not broken,
the one or more dynamic sensor bits store a value corresponding to the continuity state of the container or package and is/are changed from a first value when the continuity state is closed or sealed to a second value when the continuity state is opened, and
the second signal communicates the value of the continuity state of the container or package.

US Pat. No. 10,579,326

CONTROL DEVICE

TEAC Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A control device comprising:a display device;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing at least one program which, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the control device to:
perform a first process that processes a first input audio signal of a first standard which is input to the first process, and outputs a first processed audio signal;
perform a second process that processes a second input audio signal of a second standard which is input to the second process, and outputs a second processed audio signal;
perform a mixing process that supplies the first input audio signal which is input to the first process, receives the first processed audio signal output by the first process, receives the second processed audio signal output by the second process, produces a mixed audio signal by adding the first processed audio signal output by the first process and the second processed audio signal output by the second process, and outputs the mixed audio signal;
display a mode selection switch that enables selection of one of: a first mode and a second mode;
output the mixed audio signal which is output from the mixing process to an external device and output the first processed audio signal output by the first process to the second process when the first mode is selected via the mode selection switch, and output the mixed audio signal which is output from the mixing process to the external device and to the second process when the second mode is selected via the mode selection switch;
supply the first input audio signal to the first process when the first mode is selected via the mode selection switch, and enable switching between whether or not the first input audio signal is to be supplied to the first process when the second mode is selected via the mode selection switch;
display one or more of: a level of the first input audio signal, an execution state of the first process, an indication of whether or not the first input audio signal is to be supplied to the first process, a level of the second input audio signal, and a level of the mixed audio signal; and
display a user interface element that enables selection of whether an effect process is to be applied by the first process when the second mode is selected via the mode selection switch, wherein the effect process is applied by the first process when the user interface element is selected, and the effect process is not applied by the first process when the user interface element is not selected.

US Pat. No. 10,579,123

ADAPTIVE POWER MANAGEMENT IN A BATTERY POWERED SYSTEM BASED ON EXPECTED SOLAR ENERGY LEVELS

Samsara Networks Inc., S...

1. A method, in a management server located in the cloud, of enabling adaptive power management in a gateway system that is mounted on a mobile asset, the method comprising:receiving, from the gateway system powered by a rechargeable battery that is coupled with a solar power source, a location reading indicating a location of the gateway system at a first time;
determining, at the management server, a solar profile indicating a measure of power expected to be generated by the solar power source at the location of the gateway system during an interval of time that occurs after the first time, wherein the determining the solar profile includes:
determining, based on the location of the gateway system, power measures previously recorded by another gateway system, and
determining, based on a forecasting model and the power measures previously recorded, one or more power measures expected to be generated by the solar power source during the interval of time; and
transmitting the solar profile from the management server to the gateway system causing the gateway system to determine based on a current battery level of the rechargeable battery and the solar profile an optimal power usage plan for the gateway system and causing the gateway system to use the optimal power usage plan for determination of configuration parameters of one or more components of the gateway system, and wherein the configuration parameters include at least one of frequency of measurements to be recorded by at least one of the components of the gateway system, duration of the measurements, and precision of the measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,578,755

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTED WAVEFIELD INVERSION

Ion Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method for seismic imaging comprising:forward propagating a source signal based on a current model of a subsurface region to generate a forward-propagated wavefield in a time domain;
generating a residual based on the forward-propagated wavefield in comparison to field data, wherein the field data are acquired by an array of seismic sensors responsive to reflection of the source signal propagating from the subsurface region through a seismic medium;
back propagating the residual to generate a reconstructed source perturbation in the time domain, based on the current model, and adding the reconstructed source perturbation to the source signal to generate a reconstructed source wavefield;
forward propagating the reconstructed source perturbation to generate a reconstructed wavefield perturbation in the time domain, based on the current model, and adding the reconstructed wavefield perturbation to the forward-propagated wavefield to generate a reconstructed forward-propagated wavefield;
updating the current model based on the reconstructed forward-propagated wavefield and the reconstructed source perturbation; and
generating a seismic image of the subsurface region based on the updated model.

US Pat. No. 10,578,303

INLET ASSEMBLY

Edwards Limited, Burgess...

1. An inlet assembly for an abatement burner, comprising:an inlet conduit operable to convey an effluent gas stream to be treated from an inlet aperture via a bore to an outlet aperture for treatment; and
a lance conduit operable to convey a fuel gas from a gas inlet aperture via a gas bore to a gas outlet aperture positioned within said bore for mixing with said effluent gas stream, a cross-sectional area of said gas bore increasing towards said gas outlet aperture wherein said lance conduit comprises a taper section which tapers outwardly proximate said gas outlet aperture and wherein said taper section defines at least one void operable to convey gas between said bore and said gas bore.

US Pat. No. 10,578,159

SELF-METERING HYDROSTATIC THRUST BEARING

Florida Turbine Technolog...

1. A self-metering hydrostatic thrust bearing comprising:a rotor within a housing;
a forward metering plate and an aft metering plate extending from the rotor;
a forward metering surface forming piece extending from the housing;
an aft metering surface forming piece extending from the housing;
a compressed air supply passage opening into a chamber formed between the forward metering plate and the aft metering plate;
a first metering gap formed between the forward metering forming piece and the forward metering plate;
a second metering gap formed between the forward metering plate and the compressed air supply passage;
a third metering gap formed between the compressed air supply passage and the aft metering plate;
a fourth metering gap formed between the aft metering plate and the aft metering surface forming piece;
a forward hydrostatic thrust bearing;
an aft hydrostatic thrust bearing;
a forward thrust bearing supply passage connected between the second metering gap and the forward hydrostatic thrust bearing; and,
an aft thrust bearing supply passage connected between the third metering gap and the aft hydrostatic thrust bearing; wherein,
axial movement of the rotor leftward increases the second and fourth metering gaps while decreasing the first and third metering gaps such that the rotor is shifted rightward to balance the rotor within the housing; and,
axial movement of the rotor rightward increases the first and third metering gaps while decreasing the second and fourth metering gaps such that the rotor is shifted leftward to balance the rotor within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,578,119

NECKLACE-TYPE FAN

NOVEL INNOVATIONS INC., ...

1. A necklace-type fan comprising:a necklace part which has a curved tube shape, and has a plurality of wind blowing holes formed in a longitudinal direction of the necklace part;
a wind generation part which has an interior being in communication with the necklace part, and has a fan installed to pump the wind into the necklace part; and
a control unit which adjusts a rotational speed of the fan,
wherein the wind introduced through the wind generation part is discharged through the wind blowing holes while being changed in intensity by the control unit,
wherein the wind generation part has a wind inlet port which is penetratively formed so that outside air is introduced, and
wherein the wind generation part has a regulator which closes or opens the wind inlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,577,297

METHOD FOR OBTAINING ALCOHOLS FROM ALDEHYDES

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for preparing saturated and C2n-alcohols where n=4, 5 and 6 comprising the method steps ofa) aldol condensation of isomeric Cn-aldehydes where n=4, 5 and 6 to obtain a mixture of Cn- and ?,?-unsaturated C2n-aldehydes, wherein the proportion of unbranched aldehydes is at least 20% by weight, based on the Cn-aldehydes used where n=4, 5 and 6
b) hydrogenating the mixture of Cn- and ?,?-unsaturated C2n-aldehydes obtained in a) with hydrogen to obtain a mixture of saturated Cn and C2n-alcohols and
c) phase separating the mixture of Cn and C2n-alcohols,wherein the separation of the Cn-alcohols and the C2n-alcohols is effected by means of at least one two-column system or by means of at least one dividing wall column, wherein the isomer ratio of the Cn-alcohol obtained is adjusted by the aldol condensation carried out in step a), wherein the proportion of linear Cn-alcohols is at least 2 mol % and less than 60 mol %, based on the mixture of isomeric Cn-alcohols, and wherein during phase separating, bottoms including the Cn-alcohols having a water content of less than 1000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,582,647

POWER SUPPLY UNIT

1. Power supply unit for a sterilization device, comprising:a housing;
an electric system, the electric system being arranged within the housing and being configured to provide a high output voltage to a high voltage output connector attached to the housing, and the housing is filled with an insulation gas that electrically insulates the electric system; and
a heat absorber unit, the heat absorber unit comprising at least one heat exchange element arranged at at least one plate,
wherein parts of the electric system are arranged on a board, and wherein the board is arranged at the heat absorber unit.

US Pat. No. 10,582,595

LIGHT BULB, INTELLIGENT LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN CONFIGURING SAME

GECKO ALLIANCE GROUP INC....

1. An intelligent lighting device comprising:a) a lighting element configured for generating a plurality of distinct light colors;
b) a programmable controller in communication with said lighting element, said programmable controller comprising:
i) a first wireless communication interface;
ii) a memory module in communication with said first wireless communication interface, said memory module having stored thereon firmware including instructions for controlling operations of the lighting element;
iii) a second wireless communication interface different from the first wireless communication interface;
iv) a processing unit in communication with said memory module and said second wireless communication interface, said processing unit being responsive to instruction signals received via said second wireless communication interface for operating the lighting element at least in part by processing the instructions in the memory module and control instructions carried by the instruction signals, wherein the instructions in the memory module are configured for causing the processing unit to control operations of the lighting element so that the intelligent lighting device is caused to generate a corresponding specific light color from said plurality of distinct light colors;
v) said memory module being configured to be responsive to a firmware update signal received via the first wireless communication interface, the firmware update signal including program code conveying a specific lighting device configuration for modifying the instructions stored on the memory module to modify the corresponding specific light color generated by the lighting device according to the specific lighting device configuration conveyed by the program code.

US Pat. No. 10,581,945

DETECTING AN EVENT FROM SIGNAL DATA

Banjo, Inc., South Jorda...

1. A method comprising:ingesting a signal;
computing a first score from a portion of the signal and indicating a likelihood of the signal including event information related to an event type;
determining processing of another signal is warranted based on the indicated likelihood;
allocating computing resources to process the other signal;
computing a second score from parameters associated with the other signal utilizing the allocated computing resources; and
detecting a previously unidentified event of the event type based on the second score.

US Pat. No. 10,581,802

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR ADVERTISING NETWORK SECURITY CAPABILITIES

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method for advertising network security capabilities, the method comprising:at a network node, wherein the network node directs packets to downstream network nodes according to one or more of a plurality of routes, wherein at least one of the plurality of routes involves traversing a downstream network security system:
receiving an extended request for comments (RFC) 5575 based first route advertisement message that includes network security capabilities information indicating threat assessment capabilities of the network security system along a route, wherein the first route advertisement message uses a network route advertisement protocol extension for indicating the network security capabilities information, wherein the network security capabilities information indicates that the network security system is capable of performing spam traffic filtering, virus traffic filtering, malware traffic filtering, ransomware traffic filtering, or bot traffic filtering;
receiving a packet associated with a first packet flow;
determining that the packet requires threat assessment;
directing, based on the network security capabilities information in the first route advertisement message, the packet associated with the first packet flow to a downstream network node associated with the route such that the packet is processed by the network security system, and wherein the downstream network node is upstream from the network security system, wherein packets associated with a second packet flow are directed along a second path that bypasses the network security system; and
receiving, from the downstream network node, a second route advertisement message, wherein the second route advertisement message includes information that instructs the network node to block or discard subsequent packets associated with the first packet flow, wherein the second route advertisement message is generated by the downstream network node after receiving a threat analysis message associated with the packet from the network security system.

US Pat. No. 10,581,792

STREAMING OF MEDIA IN A MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE

Conversant Wireless Licen...

10. A method of streaming media content received at a multimedia message service center from a sending device, to a receiving device, comprising:establishing an upload streaming session with the sending device;
uploading and storing streamable media content from the sending device in the upload streaming session;
after storing a portion of the streamable media content uploaded from the sending device, sending a notification message to the receiving device, the notification message indicating availability of the streamable media content and including presentation description information related to streaming of the streamable media content;
establishing a download streaming session with the receiving device based on the presentation description information in the notification message; and
downloading the stored streamable media content to the receiving device in the download streaming session simultaneously with the uploading and storing of at least a portion of the streamable media content from the sending device.

US Pat. No. 10,581,653

RECEPTION DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECEIVING SIGNALS

JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION, ...

1. A reception device comprising:an orthogonal detector that subjects a received signal to orthogonal detection so as to output an I-phase baseband signal and a Q-phase baseband signal orthogonal to each other;
high-pass filters that reduce a direct current component of the respective baseband signals output from the orthogonal detector;
a demodulator that demodulates the baseband signals output from the high-pass filters; and
a distribution detector that detects an unevenness in a distribution of each of the baseband signals with the reduced direct current component, wherein
when the distribution detector detects an unevenness in the distribution, the distribution detector changes a status of the high-pass filters.

US Pat. No. 10,581,423

FAULT TOLERANT LOW LEAKAGE SWITCH

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A semiconductor die with fault tolerant switching, the semiconductor die comprising:a first pad and a second pad;
a switch including a switch p-type field effect transistor (PFET) and a switch n-type field effect transistor (NFET) electrically connected in series between the first pad and the second pad in a first voltage domain;
a gate driver configured to control a gate voltage of the switch PFET and a gate voltage of the switch NFET, wherein the gate driver is in a second voltage domain; and
a clamp electrically connected in parallel with the switch, the clamp including a forward protection circuit including:
a first diode and a first clamp FET in series between the first pad and the second pad, and
a first gate bias circuit configured to bias a gate of the first clamp FET.

US Pat. No. 10,580,467

MEMORY INTERFACE AND MEMORY SYSTEM INCLUDING PLURALITY OF DELAY ADJUSTMENT CIRCUITS SHARED BY MEMORY READ AND WRITE CIRCUITS FOR ADJUSTING THE TIMING OF READ AND WRITE DATA SIGNALS

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A memory interface for connection with a memory device, comprising:a first output circuit to be connected to the memory device for communication therewith;
a first input circuit to be connected to the memory device for communication therewith;
a first write circuit configured to process write data;
a read circuit configured to process read data and a read strobe;
a first delay adjustment circuit;
a first switching circuit which is connected in a signal path between the first write circuit and the first delay adjustment circuit, and in a signal path between the first input circuit and the first delay adjustment circuit; and
a second switching circuit which is connected in a signal path between the first delay adjustment circuit and the first output circuit, and in a signal path between the first delay adjustment circuit and the read circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,578,683

MAGNETIC SENSOR CIRCUIT

ABLIC INC., Chiba (JP)

1. A magnetic sensor circuit, comprising:a first magnetic detection portion; and
a second magnetic detection portion,
the first magnetic detection portion comprising:
at least two output terminals for outputting first signals that are in phases opposite to each other and each correspond to a strength of a magnetic field in a first direction;
a positive terminal to which a drive current of the first signals is supplied; and
a negative terminal from which the drive current flows out,
the second magnetic detection portion comprising:
at least two output terminals for outputting second signals that are in phases opposite to each other and each correspond to a strength of a magnetic field in a second direction that is a direction different from the first direction; and
a positive terminal to which the drive current of the second signals is supplied,
the positive terminal of the first magnetic detection portion, the negative terminal of the first magnetic detection portion, and the positive terminal of the second magnetic detection portion being connected in series with respect to a path of the drive current of the first signals supplied from a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,578,453

RENDER-BASED TRAJECTORY PLANNING

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:collecting sensor data of an environment via one or more sensors disposed on a mobile platform, the sensor data including at least one of visual image data of the environment and range data to objects in the environment;
generating a three-dimensional computer model of the environment based on the collected sensor data;
generating a plurality of candidate trajectories within the environment based on the three-dimensional computer model;
forming rendered image data of the three-dimensional computer model and the plurality of candidate trajectories, wherein the rendered image data includes a two-dimensional image of the environment and the plurality of candidate trajectories within the environment;
selecting one of the candidate trajectories as a selected trajectory based on the rendered image data; and
controlling movement of the mobile platform based on the selected trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,578,328

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING DEGRADATION OF A COMPONENT IN AN AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A method comprising: determining a cooling system, configured to operate in each of a compressor mode, a reheat mode, a humidification mode, a dehumidification mode and a pump refrigerant economization mode, is operating in a cooling mode, such that the cooling system is not operating in the reheat mode, the humidification mode or the dehumidification mode; determining the cooling system is operating in the compressor mode, such that the cooling system is not operating in the pump refrigerant economization mode; determining the cooling system is at steady-state; in response to the cooling system being operated in the cooling mode and the compressor mode and being at steady-state, performing an evaluation process including evaluating one or more first rules to determine if a degradation symptom exists for the cooling system, wherein the one or more first rules are associated with the cooling system including a single cooling circuit, evaluating one or more conditions, wherein the one or more conditions are associated with the cooling system including dual cooling circuits, and determining if the one or more conditions are satisfied and, as a result of the one or more conditions being satisfied, evaluating one or more second rules to determine if a degradation symptom exists for the cooling system; subsequent to performing the evaluation process, generating a degradation evaluation value to indicate whether the one or more first rules are satisfied or the one or more second rules are satisfied; and based on the degradation evaluation value, generating an alarm signal or performing a countermeasure.

US Pat. No. 10,577,978

TURBINE SHROUD ASSEMBLY WITH ANTI-ROTATION FEATURES

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine shroud segment adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine shroud segment comprisinga carrier segment comprising metallic materials,
a blade track segment comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, the blade track segment formed to include a runner shaped to extend partway around a central axis and an attachment portion that extends radially outward from the runner, the attachment portion formed to include an anti-rotation notch, and
a mounting system configured to couple the blade track segment to the carrier segment, the mounting system including a brace that forms a bracket engaged with the attachment portion of the blade track segment to block radially inward movement of the blade track segment relative to the carrier segment, at least one shaft that extends from the bracket through the carrier to couple the blade track segment to the carrier segment, and an anti-rotation pin that extends into the anti-rotation notch to block circumferential movement of the blade track segment relative to the carrier segment,
wherein the attachment portion of the blade track segment has a L-shaped cross sectional shape including a substantially radially-extending portion and a substantially axially-extending portion and the bracket of the brace included in the mounting system directly engages the attachment portion to block radially inward movement of the blade track segment relative to the carrier segment,
wherein the shaft of the brace extends from the substantially radially-extending portion of the bracket and the bracket is formed to include at least one load pad spaced apart from the shaft that extends radially from the substantially axially-extending portion to directly engage the attachment portion of the blade track segment, and
wherein the bracket is formed to include a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart load pads that are each spaced apart from the substantially radially-extending portion and that each extend radially from the substantially axially-extending portion to directly engage the attachment portion of the blade track segment.

US Pat. No. 10,577,905

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY SYSTEM AND RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH LATCHING INNER CONDUCTOR AND RELATED METHODS

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

10. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly for a hydrocarbon resource recovery system and being positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:first and second tubular conductors;
a dielectric isolator coupled between said first and second tubular conductors;
an RF transmission line comprising an inner conductor and an outer conductor extending within said first tubular conductor, said outer conductor being coupled to said first tubular conductor; and
a feed structure coupled to said second tubular conductor;
said inner conductor having a distal end being slidable within said outer conductor and cooperating with said feed structure to define a latching arrangement having a latching threshold lower than an unlatching threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,576,756

METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE ON A RECORDING MEDIUM IN A PRINTER

CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING...

1. Method for forming an image on a recording medium in a printer, the printer comprising a print head assembly for applying a curable ink on a recording medium to form the image, a transport path arranged for moving the recording medium in a transport direction along the print head assembly and a curing system; said curing system comprising a curing source; the method comprising the steps of:a) moving the recording medium through the transport path in a step-wise movement in the transport direction along the print head assembly and the curing system;
b) applying the curable ink on the recording medium by the print head assembly to form the image; and
c) curing the curable ink, which is applied on the recording medium, by the curing source in a curing zone on the recording medium, the curing source and the curing zone extending over the transport path in a transverse direction, the transverse direction being substantially perpendicular to the transport direction; wherein the curing step c) comprises moving the curing zone along the transport direction through the transport path in response to the step-wise movement of the recording medium according to step a).

US Pat. No. 10,576,678

DEVICE FOR BLOW MOULDING CONTAINERS

KHS Corpoplast GmbH, Ham...

1. A device for blow-molding a container from a preform made of a thermoplastic material, comprising:a stretching rod for stretching the preform;
a blowing nozzle for supplying a blowing gas in the preform and for building up a blowing pressure for expanding the preform; and
coupling means for coupling the blowing nozzle and the stretching rod to achieve coordinated movement kinetics;
wherein a drive motion line of a linear drive motion that is transmitted into the device and axes of motion of the blowing nozzle and the stretching rod run parallel to one another and lay together in a substantially congruent spatial direction such that a common spatial axis is generated, and
wherein the coupling means are mechanical coupling means comprising one drive member, at least one toggle lever and at least one coupling rod.

US Pat. No. 10,576,617

SERVICE ROBOT HAVING MOVABLE CENTER OF MASS

Boston Incubator Center, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wheeled, robotic vehicle including a frame and one or more wheels attached to the frame;
a payload platform configured to carry a payload, wherein the payload platform is movably attached to the wheeled, robotic vehicle;
a payload platform actuator attached to the frame and the payload platform, the payload platform actuator configured to move the payload platform relative to the frame;
a computing system configured to:
communicate one or more control commands to the wheeled, robotic vehicle that causes the wheeled, robotic vehicle to move over a ground surface along a motion trajectory; and
communicate one or more control commands to the payload platform actuator that cause the payload platform actuator to move a center of mass of the payload toward a center of rotation of the wheeled, robotic vehicle at a point along the motion trajectory;
a balancing arm coupled between the frame and a wheel of the wheeled, robotic vehicle such that the wheel is movable with respect to the frame in a direction normal to the ground surface; and
a balancing arm actuator attached to the frame and the balancing arm, the balancing arm actuator configured to move the balancing arm relative to the frame such that the wheel attached to the balancing arm is moved with respect to the frame in a direction normal to the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,576,411

COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION WITH DRYING DEVICE FOR COMPRESSED GAS AND METHOD FOR DRYING COMPRESSED GAS

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

11. A method for drying compressed gas originating from a compressor element, said method comprising:using a drying device provided with a housing within which a drying zone is located through which the full flow rate of gas to be dried is transported;
whereby in said housing also a regeneration zone is provided through which a regeneration gas is simultaneously transported;
whereby a drying agent is successively moved through said drying zone and the regeneration zone; and
whereby the compressed gas to be dried is cooled in a primary part of a heat-exchanger before entering said drying zone;
wherein a part of the dried compressed gas is branched off at an outlet of the drying zone, and then guided through a secondary part of said heat-exchanger to be heated before being guided to an inlet of the regeneration zone to serve as regeneration gas therein,
wherein the branched off dried gas is guided parallel through a secondary part of a number of heat-exchangers, whereby each of these heat-exchangers comprises a primary part that is connected to the outlet of one compressor element from a series of at least two compressor elements connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,576,093

NEUROPROTECTION BY MITOCHONDRIA-TARGETED METFORMIN

Iowa State University Res...

1. A method for providing a subject in need thereof with neuroprotection, comprising administering to said subject a neuroprotective composition which includes an effective amount of at least one modified metformin compound, wherein the modified metformin is selected from the group consisting of a mito-metformin, a mito-phenformin, a mito-PEG-metformin, a mito-cy-metformin or a pyrformin.

US Pat. No. 10,582,648

POWER CONVERTER INCLUDING COMPONENT COMPARTMENT AND PARTITION WITH AIRFLOW OPENINGS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power converter, comprising:a component compartment housing a plurality of heat-generating components;
a duct communicating with the component compartment for exhausting heat generated by the heat-generating components; and
a partition arranged between the component compartment and the duct, dividing apart the component compartment and the duct, the partition having a plurality of openings corresponding to the plurality of heat-generating components, respectively, so as to provide air passages from the corresponding heat-generating components to the duct,
wherein areas of the openings in the partition correspond to amounts of heat generated by the corresponding heat-generating components, respectively,
wherein at least two of the plurality of heat-generating components have different heat generation amounts from each other, and the areas of the corresponding openings for said at least two of the plurality of heat-generating components are mutually different in accordance with said different heat generation amounts,
wherein the plurality of heat-generating components include a converter and an inverter,
wherein the converter includes first switching devices,
wherein the inverter includes second switching devices,
wherein the inverter generates less heat than the converter,
wherein the area of the opening corresponding to the inverter is less than the area of the opening corresponding to the converter,
wherein the converter further includes a first radiating fin unit for radiating away heat generated by the first switching devices,
wherein the inverter further includes a second radiating fin unit for radiating away the heat generated by the second switching devices,
wherein the first radiating fin unit and the second radiating fin unit are shorter in a horizontal direction than in a vertical direction when viewed from a side of the partition, and
wherein the opening corresponding to the converter has a shape corresponding to a shape of the first radiating fin unit and the opening corresponding to the inverter has a shape corresponding to a shape of the second radiating fin unit.

US Pat. No. 10,582,605

COST EFFECTIVE CARTRIDGE FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A cartridge for an air-cooled plasma arc torch, the cartridge comprising:a swirl ring including:
a molded thermoplastic elongated body having a substantially hollow portion, the molded thermoplastic elongated body having a distal end and a proximal end and configured to receive an electrode within the hollow portion, the elongated body defining a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal end;
a plurality of gas flow openings defined by the distal end of the elongated body and configured to impart a swirling motion to a plasma gas flow for the plasma arc torch; and
a nozzle retention feature on a surface of the elongated body at the distal end for retaining a nozzle to the elongated body; and
an electrically conductive cap affixed to the proximal end of the elongated body of the swirl ring, the cap substantially covering the proximal end of the elongated body along a radial plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,582,589

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:illuminating a scene with a first sensing spectrum emitted by a first subset of a plurality of primary light sources;
capturing a first image of the scene while the scene is illuminated with the first sensing spectrum, the first image comprising a plurality of pixels;
illuminating the scene with a second sensing spectrum emitted by a second subset of the plurality of primary light sources;
capturing a second image of the scene while the scene is illuminated with the second sensing spectrum, the second image comprising the plurality of pixels;
generating a color map of the scene assigning a color point in a color space to each of the plurality of pixels based on the first sensing spectrum, the first image, the second sensing spectrum, and the second image;
determining a lighting spectrum based on the color map; and
illuminating the scene with the lighting spectrum emitted by the plurality of primary light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,582,575

HEATING COIL

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

12. A heating coil comprising:a first head having a ring shape or a coil shape around a vertical central axis and having a first end and a second end;
a second head having a ring shape or a coil shape around the vertical central axis and having a first end and a second end;
a first lead adapted to be connected to a power supply, the first lead having a first linear portion connected to the first end of the first head and a second portion extending from the first linear portion, the first linear portion of the first lead extending inwardly from a radially inner side of the first end of the first head, and the second portion of the first lead extending in a direction parallel to the vertical central axis of the first and second heads;
a second lead adapted to be connected to the power supply, the second lead having a first linear portion connected to the second end of the first head and a second portion extending from the first linear portion, the first linear portion of the second lead extending inwardly from a radially inner side of the second end of the first head, and the second portion of the second lead extending in a direction parallel to the vertical central axis of the first and second heads;
a third lead adapted to be connected to the power supply, the third lead having a first linear portion connected to the first end of the second head and a second portion extending from the first linear portion, the first linear portion of the third lead extending inwardly from a radially inner side of the first end of the second head, and the second portion of the third lead extending in a direction parallel to the vertical central axis of the first and second heads; and
a fourth lead adapted to be connected to the power supply, the fourth lead having a first linear portion connected to the second end of the second head and a second portion extending from the first linear portion, the first linear portion of the fourth lead extending inwardly from a radially inner side of the second end of the second head, and the second portion of the fourth lead extending in a direction parallel to the vertical central axis of the first and second heads,
wherein a first flow path through which a cooling medium is to flow is formed inside the first lead, the first head and the second lead such that the cooling medium inside the first linear portion of the first lead and the first linear portion of the second lead flows along a longitudinal direction of the first linear portion of the first lead and a longitudinal direction of the first linear portion of the second lead,
wherein a second flow path through which a cooling medium is to flow is formed inside the third lead, the second head and the fourth lead such that the cooling medium inside the first linear portion of the third lead and the first linear portion of the fourth lead flows along a longitudinal direction of the first linear portion of the third lead and a longitudinal direction of the first linear portion of the fourth lead,
wherein the first and second heads are positioned at different heights along the vertical central axis with respect to each other,
wherein a cross section of an outer circumferential surface of the first head taken along a plane that passes through and is parallel to the vertical central axis has a circular or elliptical shape and is configured to face a first heating target portion of an inner circumferential surface of a work, the first heating target portion extending in a circumferential direction of the work,
wherein a cross section of an outer circumferential surface of the second head taken along the plane that passes through and is parallel to the vertical central axis has a circular or elliptical shape and is configured to face a second heating target portion of the inner circumferential surface of the work, the second heating target portion extending in the circumferential direction of the work,
wherein the first linear portion of the first lead has a straight side extending parallel to the vertical central axis, the first linear portion of the second lead has a straight side extending parallel to the vertical central axis, and the straight side of the first linear portion of the first lead and the straight side of the first linear portion of the second lead are arranged in proximity to each other, and
wherein the first linear portion of the third lead has a straight side extending parallel to the vertical central axis, the first linear portion of the fourth lead has a straight side extending parallel to the vertical central axis, and the straight side of the first linear portion of the third lead and the straight side of the first linear portion of the fourth lead are arranged in proximity to each other, wherein the first linear portion of the first lead is welded to the first end of the first head and the first linear portion of the second lead is welded to the second end of the first head, and wherein a first weld line where the first linear portion of the first lead is welded to the first end of the first head reaches a radially outermost circumference of the first head and a second weld line where the first linear portion of the second lead is welded to the second end of the first head reaches the radially outermost circumference of the first head, wherein the first linear portion of the third lead is welded to the first end of the second head and the first linear portion of the fourth lead is welded to the second end of the second head, and wherein a third weld line where the first linear portion of the third lead is welded to the first end of the second head reaches a radially outermost circumference of the second head and a fourth weld line where the first linear portion of the fourth lead is welded to the second end of the second head reaches the radially outermost circumference of the second head, and wherein the first weld line and the second weld line form a V-shape, and the third weld line and the fourth weld line form a V-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,581,973

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND BUS ARBITRATION METHOD

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A computer system comprising:a bus;
a plurality of master devices coupled to the bus; and
a slave device coupled to the bus,
wherein each of the master devices determines the number of the operating master devices through the bus based on heart beat signals of the operating master devices,
when a first master device of the master devices device intends to access the slave device, the first master device performs a bus arbitration on the slave device and attempts to access the slave device,
if the slave device is accessed successfully, after the first master device finishes accessing the slave device, the first master device does not participate in subsequent N bus arbitrations, wherein N is a difference obtained by subtracting a number of times of bus arbitration participated by the first master device for accessing the slave device from the number of the operating master devices and is a non-negative integer,
if the slave device is accessed unsuccessfully, the first master device determines whether the slave device is released,
and if the slave device is released, the first master device performs a next bus arbitration and attempts to access the slave device continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,580,417

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BINAURAL RENDERING AUDIO SIGNAL USING VARIABLE ORDER FILTERING IN FREQUENCY DOMAIN

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...

1. A method for binaural rendering an audio signal, comprising:receiving an input audio signal;
receiving a set of truncated subband filter coefficients for filtering each subband signal of the input audio signal, the set of truncated subband filter coefficients being at least a portion of a corresponding set of subband filter coefficients obtained from binaural room impulse response (BRIR) filter coefficients for binaural filtering of the input audio signal, a length of the set of truncated subband filter coefficients being individually determined for each subband based on characteristic information extracted from the corresponding set of subband filter coefficients, the length of the set of truncated subband filter coefficients being determined to be variable in a frequency domain, and the set of truncated subband filter coefficients being constituted by one or more FFT filter coefficients generated by performing fast Fourier transform (FFT) by a predetermined block size in a corresponding subband;
generating at least one subframe for each subband by performing fast Fourier transform of each subband signal based on a predetermined subframe size;
generating at least one filtered subframe for each subband, each filtered subframe being generated by multiplying a corresponding subframe and the FFT filter coefficients;
inverse fast Fourier transforming the at least one filtered subframe for each subband; and
generating a filtered subband signal by overlap-adding the at least one inverse fast Fourier transformed subframe for each subband.

US Pat. No. 10,580,314

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PILOT TARGET AIRCRAFT AND TARGET OBSTACLE ALERTNESS AND AWARENESS

Beeper Avionics Inc., De...

1. A method of configuring alerts for an aircraft piloted by a pilot, the method comprising:receiving, by the aircraft, an indication of a target;
receiving a direction of the pilot's gaze;
playing a doppler effect tone via the headset comprising a series of tones played at a rate determined by a rate of closure between the aircraft and the target; and
wherein the doppler effect tone is played using a three-dimensional audio effect to simulate the doppler effect tone coming from the direction of the target relative to the direction of the pilot's gaze.