US Pat. No. 10,609,489

FABRICATING AN INTEGRATED LOUDSPEAKER PISTON AND SUSPENSION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A diaphragm and suspension assembly for an electroacoustic transducer, the assembly comprising:a piston comprising a disk of silicon having a flat surface, the flat surface serving as the diaphragm;
a support ring of silicon surrounding the piston and separated from the piston by a gap;
a layer of compliant material adhered to a top surface of the support ring and to the flat surface of the piston, suspending the piston in the gap, the compliant material having a mechanical stiffness in the range of 5-100 N/m.

US Pat. No. 10,606,938

CORRECTING ERRORS IN COPIED TEXT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions stored thereon for correcting errors in copied text that, when executed by at least one processor, are configured to cause a computing system to at least:receive copied text, the copied text including a first name and a first address, the first address immediately following the first name, the first address including a street and a city;
receive a replacement of the first name with a second name;
determine that the second name does not correspond to the first address;
based on determining that the second name does not correspond to the first address, determine a second address corresponding to the second name; and
present a prompt to replace the first address with the determined second address.

US Pat. No. 10,605,049

CHEMICAL INJECTION VALVE WITH ENHANCED SEALING CAPABILITY

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A chemical injection valve for use in a subterranean well, the chemical injection valve comprising:a valve stem reciprocably disposed relative to a primary seal, the valve stem being displaceable relative to the primary seal between closed and open positions, and flow between first and second sections of a flow passage being selectively prevented and permitted in the respective closed and open positions, in which the valve stem displaces from the closed position to the open position in response to a pressure differential across the valve stem being at or above a predetermined level, and in which the valve stem returns to the closed position in response to a reduction in the pressure differential below the predetermined level; and
a variable flow restrictor upstream of the primary seal relative to a direction of flow through the chemical injection valve,
in which the variable flow restrictor restricts the flow when the valve stem is disengaged from the primary seal.

US Pat. No. 10,609,341

AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE OF FRONT AND/OR REAR WINDSHIELD VISIBILITY

Ambarella, Inc., Santa C...

1. An apparatus comprising:an interface configured to receive (a) a video signal based on a targeted view in a vehicle and (b) one or more status signals from one or more sensors of said vehicle; and
a processing circuit configured to (A) analyze said video signal received from said interface and (B) detect a type of obstruction of a window of said vehicle visible in said video signal in response to (i) a classification of information in said video signal and (ii) one or more of said status signals, wherein said processing circuit (a) determines a confidence level for said type of obstruction, (b) activates one or more corrective measures when said confidence level is above a pre-defined threshold and (c) adjusts said confidence level based on a response of said obstruction to said corrective measures.

US Pat. No. 10,604,149

ALERT REDUCTION IN VEHICLES USING MAP DATA

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of identifying an object as a potential collision hazard for a vehicle, the method comprising:sensing the object within a forward direction of travel of the vehicle with a sensor;
determining a position of the vehicle;
estimating an amount of curvature of a road segment associated with the position of the vehicle based on predetermined map data;
generating, via an electronic processor, a reaction area based on the amount of curvature of the road segment, wherein the reaction area is a dynamically adjustable area located within a portion of a field of view of the sensor that is dynamically adjusted based on the amount of curvature of the road segment; and
identifying the object as a potential collision hazard when the object is located within the reaction area.

US Pat. No. 10,606,108

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a panel;
a backlight disposed under the panel, and including light sources and a circuit board for supplying drive signals to the light sources; and
an adhesive tape having a shape of a rectangular frame including a pair of short sides along the circuit board and a pair of long sides which connect end portions of the pair of short sides, having a light blocking property, and bonded to an end portion of a front surface of the panel, a side surface of the panel, and a side surface of the backlight,
wherein
the panel includes:
a pair of substrates; and
a polarizer opposed to the backlight with the pair of substrates therebetween; and
a long side of the adhesive tape is bonded opposite end faces of the pair of substrates, extends along the pair of substrates to a side of the pair of substrates on which the polarizer is placed, and is bonded to a peripheral edge portion of the pair of substrates such that the long side of the adhesive tape is opposed to an end face of the polarizer, and
wherein:
the backlight further includes:
a light guide;
a frame opposed to at least an end face of the light guide; and
a reflector placed in a position opposite the panel with the light guide and the frame therebetween;
the long side of the adhesive tape is bonded opposite the side surface of the panel, is opposed to an outer peripheral face of the frame, is placed between the frame and the reflector, and is bonded to the frame at the outer peripheral face of the frame; and
the short side of the adhesive tape bonds the frame and the reflector together between the frame and the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,603,890

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING FEEDSTOCK LINES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF AN OBJECT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for creating a feedstock line for additive manufacturing of an object, the feedstock line having a feedstock-line length, the system comprising:a filament supply, configured to dispense a precursor tow, comprising elongate filaments;
a filament separator, configured to separate the precursor tow, dispensed from the filament supply, into individual ones of the elongate filaments or into subsets of the elongate filaments, wherein each of the subsets comprises a plurality of the elongate filaments;
a full-length-optical-waveguide supply, configured to dispense at least one full-length optical waveguide;
an optical-direction-modifier supply, configured to dispense optical direction modifiers to be applied to the individual ones of the elongate filaments or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, and wherein each of the optical direction modifiers has an outer surface and is configured such that when electromagnetic radiation strikes the outer surface from a first direction, at least a portion of the electromagnetic radiation departs the outer surface in a second direction that is at an angle to the first direction;
a combiner, configured to combine the individual ones of the elongate filaments with the optical direction modifiers and at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed by the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, and at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed by the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, into a derivative tow so that each of the elongate filaments and at least the one full-length optical waveguide extend along all of the feedstock-line length and at least the one full-length optical waveguide and the optical direction modifiers are interspersed among the elongate filaments; and
a resin supply, configured to provide a resin to be applied to at least one of the precursor tow, dispensed from the filament supply, the individual ones of the elongate filaments or the subsets of the elongate filaments, originating from the filament separator, at least the one full-length optical waveguide, dispensed from the full-length-optical-waveguide supply, or the derivative tow, originating from the combiner, such that the elongate filaments, the optical direction modifiers, and at least the one full-length optical waveguide in the derivative tow are covered with the resin.

US Pat. No. 10,607,770

SHIELD UNIT FOR WIRELESS CHARGING AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION MODULE COMPRISING SAME

AMOSENSE CO., LTD, Cheon...

1. A shielding unit for wireless power charging comprising:a first sheet for a wireless power transfer antenna, and
a second sheet for another antenna operating in a different frequency band from that of the wireless power transfer antenna,
wherein the first sheet is provided in a first region which is disposed on a side of a virtual boundary line, and the second sheet is provided in a second region which is disposed on the opposite side of the first region,
wherein the first sheet and the second sheet are provided adjacent to each other such that at least one side of the first sheet and the second sheet are in parallel on the same plane,
wherein the first sheet and the second sheet are covered by a protective film on the same plan,
wherein the first sheet and the second sheet are arranged such that one of ends of the first sheet and the second are overlapped each other,
wherein the first sheet and the second sheet have different characteristics in a predetermined frequency band, and
wherein the second sheet satisfies at least one of the following conditions of 1) to 2) in a frequency of 13.56 MHz, compared to the first sheet, 1) permeability: the first sheet< the second sheet, 2) permeability: the first sheet=the second sheet, permeability loss rate: the first sheet> the second sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,607,279

SYSTEM AND NETWORK FOR OUTFIT PLANNING AND WARDROBE MANAGEMENT

Lutzy Inc., Brookhaven, ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving user input including wardrobe data specifying fashion items;
generating, by one or more computing devices and for each of the fashion items specified by the wardrobe data, wire frame models that include pairs of points corresponding to various dimensions of the fashion item;
generating, based on the pairs of points of the generated wire frame models, a representation of one or more zones of a human form that are associated with the fashion items;
determining, by the one or more computing devices and based on wardrobe usage information, user wardrobe preferences;
generating, by the one or more computing devices and based on the user wardrobe usage information and the wire frame model, a suggested outfit including one or more fashion items and sizes of the one or more fashion items;
for each particular fashion item in the suggested outfit:
obtaining a corresponding wireframe model for the particular fashion item, wherein the corresponding wireframe model includes pairs of points corresponding to various dimensions of the particular fashion item; and
augmenting a visual representation of the particular fashion item based on the pairs of points of the corresponding wireframe model and locations on the human form where the particular fashion item will rest; and
presenting, in a user interface presented to the user, a graphical representation of the suggested outfit overlaid on the human form based on the augmented visual representation.

US Pat. No. 10,607,672

STORAGE DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD OF STORAGE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A storage device comprising:a nonvolatile memory device including memory blocks; and
a controller connected with the nonvolatile memory device through data input and output lines and a data strobe line,
wherein the nonvolatile memory device and the controller are configured to perform training on the data input and output lines by sending a sequence of first data strobe signals with various delays through the data strobe line, and adjust delays of the data input and output lines based on a result of the training on the data input and output lines.

US Pat. No. 10,604,744

ENGINEERED TRANSAMINASE POLYPEPTIDES FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOCATALYSIS

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A process for preparing a compound of structural Formula (I):having the indicated stereochemical configuration at the stereogenic center marked with an *; in an enantiomeric excess of at least 70% over the opposite enantiomer,whereinZ is OR2 or NR2R3;
R1 is C1-8 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl-C1-2 alkyl, heteroaryl-C1-2 alkyl, or a 5- to 6-membered heterocyclic ring system optionally containing an additional heteroatom selected from O, S, and N, the heterocyclic ring being unsubstituted or substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from oxo, hydroxy, halogen, C1-4 alkoxy, and C1-4 alkyl, wherein alkyl and alkoxy are unsubstituted or substituted with one to five fluorines;
R2 and R3 are each independently hydrogen, C1-8 alkyl, aryl, or aryl-C1-2 alkyl; or
R2 and R3 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring system optionally containing an additional heteroatom selected from O, S, and N, the heterocyclic ring being unsubstituted or substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from oxo, hydroxy, halogen, C1-4 alkoxy, and C1-4 alkyl, wherein alkyl and alkoxy are unsubstituted or substituted with one to five fluorines; and the heterocyclic ring system being optionally fused with a 5- to 6-membered saturated or aromatic carbocyclic ring system or a 5- to 6-membered saturated or aromatic heterocyclic ring system containing one to two heteroatoms selected from O, S, and N, the fused ring system being unsubstituted or substituted with one to two substituents selected from hydroxy, amino, fluorine, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, and trifluoromethyl; the process comprising the step of contacting a compound of structural Formula (II):
with an engineered polypeptide having transaminase activity comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to the reference sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 and amino acid residue differences as compared to SEQ ID NO:2 of X155T/I/V/K/A/L, X42A/G and X328I, in the presence of an amino group donor in a suitable organic solvent under suitable reaction conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,609,754

INDICATION OF MULTIPLE IN MULTIPLE OUT NETWORK LAYERS ACROSS CARRIERS TO OPTIMIZE 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a wireless network device comprising a processor, connection data indicative of a connection between a mobile device and the wireless network device of a wireless network;
in response to the receiving the connection data, receiving, by the wireless network device, layer data representative of a first number of multiple in multiple out layers associated with the mobile device;
based on the layer data, determining, by the wireless network device:
a second number of the multiple in multiple out layers to utilize a spectrum of the wireless network; and
a third number of the multiple in multiple out layers to utilize a long-term evolution link;
in response to a triggering event being determined to have been satisfied, sending, by the wireless network device, inquiry data representative of an inquiry associated with a total number of multiple in multiple out layers associated with the mobile device; and
based on response data representative of a response to the inquiry received from the mobile device, optimizing, by the wireless network device, a resource, of the wireless network, to be sent to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,607,419

AVATAR EDITING ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

14. A computer-implemented method performed by one or more processors, comprising:presenting, on a touch sensitive display of a mobile device, an avatar editing environment, the avatar editing environment concurrently displaying, within the avatar editing environment:
a three-dimensional (3D) avatar model including a first element selected from a category of elements; and
an element picker affordance;
receiving a first input corresponding to selection of the element picker affordance; and
in response to receiving the first, displaying, within the avatar editing environment:
a first 3D representation of the 3D avatar model with a second element from the category of elements, wherein the second element is different from the first element; and
a second 3D representation of the 3D avatar model with a third element from the category of elements, wherein the third element is different from the first element and the second element.

US Pat. No. 10,606,752

COORDINATED CACHE MANAGEMENT POLICY FOR AN EXCLUSIVE CACHE HIERARCHY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for coordinating cache management for an exclusive cache hierarchy, the method comprising:managing, by a coordinated cache logic section, a level three (L3) cache; and
managing, by the coordinated cache logic section, a level two (L2) cache,
wherein managing the L3 cache and the L2 cache includes coordinating a cache block replacement policy among the L3 cache and the L2 cache by filtering first data having relatively lower reuse probability from second data having relatively higher reuse probability; and
tracking reuse patterns of demand requests separately from reuse patterns of prefetch requests.

US Pat. No. 10,605,575

SELF-DEFENSE DEVICE FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES

YELLOW JACKET, LLC, Bato...

1. A self-defense apparatus for use with a handheld electronic device, wherein the apparatus comprises:a) a removable protective case configured to fit securely around the handheld electronic device while not obscuring a screen or key controls of the handheld electronic device, and wherein the removable protective case has at least one positive retention means;
b) a self-defense module configured to be selectively secured to the removable protective case by a user of the handheld electronic device, wherein the self-defense module further comprises:
i) a self-defense weapon;
ii) at least one engagement means configured to engage with the positive retention means of the removable protective case in such a manner that when fully engaged, the removable protective case and the self-defense module effectively form a unitary structure; and,
iii) a locking mechanism configured to retain the engagement means and the positive retention means in full engagement until a user takes positive action to release the locking mechanism, thus allowing the user to separate the removable protective case from the self-defense module.
US Pat. No. 10,604,716

GEAR OIL COMPOSITION

Croda International PLC, ...

1. A gear oil composition comprising a base stock, at least 0.01 wt % of a friction reducing additive which comprises a diglycerol C12 to C24 saturated fatty ester, wherein the friction reducing additive has an iodine value of not more than 20 gI/100 g, and an anti-wear agent selected from phosphates, phosphites, carbamates, esters, and molybdenum complexes, wherein the diglycerol C12 to C24 saturated fatty ester comprises at least 10 wt % of monoester, and at least 20 wt % of diester, based upon the total weight of fatty esters of diglycerol in the composition, and the diglycerol C12 to C24 saturated fatty ester has a cloud point of not more than 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,609,851

MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounter comprising:a component holding tool configured to hold a component and mount the held component on a board;
an imaging device configured to image any position on a base on which the board is loaded; and
a control device including:
a path imaging section configured to, in a case in which mounting work is interrupted by a stoppage of the mounter and then restarted, use the imaging device to image the base on which the board is loaded along a path over which the component holding tool moved until a position of the component holding tool when mounting work was interrupted;
a dropped component determination section configured to determine whether the component dropped on the base on which the board is loaded based on image data captured by the path imaging section; and
a dropped notification section configured to report information to an operator indicating that the component has been dropped in a case in which the component was determined to have been dropped by the dropped component determination section.

US Pat. No. 10,609,332

VIDEO CONFERENCING SUPPORTING A COMPOSITE VIDEO STREAM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:obtaining a first video stream captured via a first camera associated with a first communication device engaged in a multi-party video conference, the first video stream including a first plurality of image frames;
identifying a first subset of pixels corresponding to a first human subject within each image frame of the first plurality of image frames;
obtaining a second video stream captured via a second camera associated with a second communication device engaged in the multi-party video conference, the second video stream including a second plurality of image frames;
rendering a composite video stream formed by at least a portion of the second video stream and the first subset of pixels of the first video stream;
rescaling, repositioning, or rescaling and repositioning the first subset of pixels corresponding to the first human subject relative to a viewable region of the composite video stream according to a user input received from a remote computing device; and
outputting the composite video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,608,685

PHOTONICS BASED INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Perspecta Labs Inc., Bas...

1. A method comprising:receiving for input into a non-linear device a radio signal, the radio signal being a composite signal composed of a signal of interest and an interfering signal, wherein the signal of interest and the interfering signal are at a common frequency;
controlling a power level of the radio signal received at the non-linear device so that the non-linear device provides a non-linear effect, wherein the non-linear device has a linear operating region and a non-linear region, wherein the controlling a power level of the radio signal received at the non-linear device includes operating the non-linear device in the non-linear region; and
processing an output signal output by the non-linear device to determine a characteristic of the signal of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,608,627

APPARATUS FOR DRIVING INDUCTIVE LOAD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. An apparatus for driving an inductive load, comprising:a low-side switching element provided in a current flowing path of the inductive load connected to a DC power supply;
a flywheel diode connected to the inductive load in parallel;
a current detecting resistor provided on a lower voltage side than the inductive load in the current flowing path of the inductive load for detecting current flowing through the inductive load;
a peak hold circuit inputting voltage corresponding to current flowing through the inductive load via the current detecting resistor when the switching element is on and holding, when the switching element is off, the voltage inputted via the current detecting resistor when the switching element is on; and
a control section performing current control to control current flowing through the inductive load by turning on/off of the switching element at a duty ratio in response to a target current value while the control section performs feedback control of output of the peak hold circuit,
wherein the control section performs current control of the inductive load when the duty ratio is larger than a threshold value and performs voltage control of the inductive load when the duty ratio is smaller than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,606,313

MULTI-COMPONENT COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A two-way communication device, comprising:a combined battery and processing unit, comprising: a housing, a battery, one or more processors; a microphone, and a speaker, wherein:
the one or more processors, the battery, the microphone, and the speaker are housed by the housing;
the battery and the one or more processors are permanently installed with the housing; and
a lock flex and a lock protrusion located on the lock flex; and
a wristband, comprising:
a wristband housing defining a slot that opens on a first side and a second side of the wristband, to removably install the combined battery and processing unit within the slot of the wristband while the wristband is being worn by a user, wherein:
the combined battery and processing unit is aligned with a top surface of the wristband housing and a bottom surface of the wristband housing along a direction which lies perpendicular to a user's skin;
the slot is located between the top surface of the wristband housing and the bottom surface of the wristband housing;
the slot defined by the wristband housing permits the combined battery and processing unit to be installed and removed from the first side of the wristband housing and the second side of the wristband housing such that, when the combined battery and processing unit is installed, the combined battery and processing unit is located under the top surface of the wristband housing and above the bottom surface of the wristband housing; and
the wristband housing further defines a lock receptacle, wherein:
lock flex flexes inward when the combined battery and processing unit is being installed in the wristband; and
when the combined battery and processing unit is installed in the wristband, the lock flex at least partially unflexes and the lock protrusion removably couples with the lock receptacle of the wristband housing.

US Pat. No. 10,604,903

ROTARY BROOM WITH SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL SYSTEM

Alamo Group Inc., Seguin...

1. A rotary broom assembly for use with a vehicle operable to remove an accumulated material from a surface, the rotary broom assembly comprising:a rotary brush having a generally circular cross-section and an outer circumference, the brush being rotatable about a rotation axis;
a broom hood spaced from the brush and extending along a length of the brush; and
a wiper assembly operable to remove an accumulation of the material from the broom hood.

US Pat. No. 10,609,849

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MATERIAL

1. An electromagnetic wave shielding material comprising a multilayer structure in which at least one metal foil and at least two resin layers are laminated,wherein both surfaces of each metal foil are laminated to the resin layers;
wherein the at least two resin layers are free from glass fibers therein; and
wherein each metal foil satisfies the following relationship with each of the two resin layers adjacent to the metal foil:
0.02?VM/VM??1.2, in which:
VM is a volume fraction of the metal foil relative to a total volume of the metal foil and the at least two resin layers;
VM? is (?R??R?)/(?M+?R??R?);
?M is a true stress (MPa) of the metal foil at breakage when a tensile stress is applied to the metal foil;
?R is a true stress (MPa) of the resin layer at breakage when a tensile stress is applied to the resin layer; and
?R? is a true stress (MPa) of the resin layer when a logarithmic strain same as a logarithmic strain at breakage of the metal foil is applied to the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,841

LIQUID COOLING RADIATION SYSTEM AND LIQUID RADIATOR THEREOF

SHENZHEN APALTEK CO., LTD...

1. A liquid cooling system, comprising:a heat dissipating device, which comprises cooling tubes and a radiator structure arrangement on said cooling tubes,
a pumping device, integrally mounted between said cooling tubes to generate power for circulation of coolant inside said cooling tubes;
a heat absorbing device for attaching to a heat-generating component and is arranged for heat conduction with said heat-generating component; and
a tube unit which connects between said heat dissipating device and said heat absorbing device;
wherein said system further comprises a liquid chamber arranged for storing a predetermined amount of coolant, that said coolant is arranged for accumulating and transmitting the heat dissipated to said coolant from said heat-generating component, said liquid chamber is provided to at least one end of said cooling tube of said heat dissipating device; said pumping device comprises a pump chamber and a pump power body, at least one of said cooling tube inlet and said cooling tube outlet is connected to one of the two ends of said pump chamber, said pump power body pumps out said coolant from said cooling tube outlet to circulate through said cooling tube;
wherein said liquid chamber is divided into a top liquid chamber and a bottom liquid chamber which are positioned at two opposite sides of said cooling tubes, wherein said top liquid chamber has a partition panel for liquid partition therein to divide said liquid chamber into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber, wherein said cooling tubes are divided into an inlet cooling tube and an outlet cooling tube; said inlet cooling tube interconnects said inlet chamber and said bottom liquid chamber; said outlet cooling tube interconnects said outlet chamber and said bottom liquid chamber; and
wherein a number of said inlet cooling tubes is N and said N number of inlet cooling tubes are aligned in a side-by-side manner, wherein a section of said N number of inlet cooling tubes are disconnected to define a window in such a manner that N number of inlet cooling tube openings are formed side-by-side at a top side and a bottom side of said window, wherein said pump chamber has N number of inlet openings and outlet openings corresponding to said window such that said pump chamber is connected to said inlet cooling tube openings at said top side and said bottom side in a sealed manner through said N number of inlet openings and outlet openings, wherein a number of said outlet cooling tubes is M, where M>N?1 (N is an integer), and said M number of outlet cooling tubes are arranged in a side-by-side manner and positioned at two sides of said inlet cooling tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,608,668

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTERLEAVING DATA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for interleaving data, performed by a device in a wireless communication network, comprising:obtaining a Polar encoded bit sequence, wherein the Polar encoded bit sequence has a code length of N, N is an integer power of 2, and N is greater than or equal to 32;
dividing the Polar encoded bit sequence into g groups, a length of each group is N/g, wherein g is 32;
block interleaving the g groups based on inter-group interleaving, to obtain an interleaved bit sequence, wherein the interleaved bit sequence comprises g groups of bits, the g groups are ordered according to a sequence S after the block interleaving, each element in the sequence S indicates a group number after the block interleaving, and wherein a first element in the sequence S is 0, a second element in the sequence S is 1, a 17th element in the sequence S is 12, a 30th element in the sequence S is 29, a 31st element in the sequence S is 30, and a 32nd element in the sequence S is 31; and
outputting the interleaved bit sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,609,842

STORAGE ASSEMBLY AND STORAGE MODULE STRUCTURE THEREOF

ADATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A storage module structure, comprising:an upper shielding component having an outer surface formed with a plurality of protruding heat-conducting units;
a lower shielding component located above the upper shielding component,wherein an accommodating space is defined between the upper shielding component and the lower shielding component; anda memory component located in the accommodating space,
wherein the plurality of heat-conducting units are in contact with an external structure to form a connection of the outer surface, the plurality of heat-conducting units, and the external structure in series, and a thermal energy generated by the memory component is conducted to the external structure through the contact of the plurality of heat-conducting units.

US Pat. No. 10,605,601

SURVEYING SYSTEM

HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER...

1. A surveying subsystem comprising a camera module and a control and evaluation unit, wherein the surveying subsystem is configured to be used as part of a surveying system adapted to determine positions of a position measuring resource, particularly wherein the position measuring resource is a GNSS-antenna or a retro-reflector,the camera module comprising at least one camera for capturing images and particularly being designed to be attached to the position measuring resource,
the control and evaluation unit having stored a program with program code so as to control and execute a functionality in which—when moving along a path through a surrounding
a series of images of the surrounding is captured with the at least one camera, the series comprising an amount of images captured with different poses of the camera, the poses representing respective positions and orientations of the camera;
a SLAM-evaluation with a defined algorithm using the series of images is performed, wherein a plurality of respectively corresponding image points are identified in each of several sub-groups of images of the series of images with use of a feature detection process for detecting corresponding features, particularly by means of feature tracking, especially a KLT-algorithm (Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi), and/or by means of feature matching, especially a SIFT-, SURF-, BRISK- or BRIEF-algorithm, and, based on resection and forward intersection using the plurality of respectively corresponding image points,
a reference point field is built up comprising a plurality of reference points of the surrounding, wherein coordinates of the reference points are derived, and
the poses for the images are determined,
wherein the control and evaluation unit comprises several diversified units,
wherein at least a first unit, particularly an FPGA or a GPU (i.e. as abbreviation for graphical processing unit), carries out at least part of the feature detection process for identifying the plurality of respectively corresponding image points, and
wherein at least another, second unit, particularly a CPU, carries out determining of the poses.

US Pat. No. 10,609,819

HYBRID PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY WITH LOW DENSITY MAIN CORE AND EMBEDDED HIGH DENSITY CIRCUIT REGIONS

HSIO Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A method of merging a high-density circuit with a low-density circuit comprising the steps of:depositing a first liquid crystal polymer (LCP) layer on the low-density circuit;
forming a plurality of first recesses in the first LCP layer;
depositing conductive plating electro-lessly on selected surfaces of the first recesses to form a plurality of first conductive structures electrically coupled to, and extending generally perpendicular to, the low-density circuit;
applying a plating resist to the first LCP layer;
substantially filling the first recesses with a conductive material using electro-deposit plating to form a plurality of first conductive pillars;
removing the plating resist;
locating a first high-density circuit on the first LCP layer and electrically coupling the first high-density circuit with a plurality of the first conductive pillars;
depositing a second LCP layer on the first high-density circuit layer;
forming a plurality of second recesses in the second LCP layer;
depositing conductive plating electro-lessly on selected surfaces of the second recesses to form a plurality of second conductive structures electrically coupled to, and extending generally perpendicular to, the first high-density circuit layer;
applying a plating resist to the first high-density circuit layer;
substantially filling the second recesses with a conductive material using electro-deposit plating to form a plurality of second conductive pillars;
removing the plating resist;
locating a second high-density circuit on the second LCP layer and electrically coupling the second high-density circuit with a plurality of the second conductive pillars;
depositing a third LCP layer on the second high-density circuit to include a plurality of third recesses generally aligned with a plurality of contact pads on the second high-density circuit;
plating a conductive material on surfaces of a plurality of the third recesses comprising a plurality of third conductive structure electrically coupled to the contact pads on the second high-density circuit; and
electrically coupling contacts on an IC device to a plurality of the third conductive structures, wherein the step of electrically coupling comprises one of a flip chip attachment directly to a plurality of third conductive structures, solder balls, or wire bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,609,687

DUPLEX COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by a base station (BS) with a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a downlink control channel in a first subband of an available un-paired spectrum to the terminal;
receiving an uplink control channel in a third subband of the available un-paired spectrum from the terminal, while transmitting the downlink control channel; and
transmitting downlink data on a data channel to the terminal and receiving uplink data on the data channel from the terminal in a time division multiplexing manner in a second subband of the available un-paired spectrum,
wherein the first subband and the third subband are on two ends of the available un-paired spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,605,950

DOWNHOLE FORMATION EVALUATION USING NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE INVERSION MATRIX REDUCTION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A formation evaluation method, comprising:acquiring nuclear magnetic resonance (“NMR”) data of a formation surrounding a wellbore, the NMR data having a plurality of echo trains expressed as a matrix Ai;
expressing an inversion of the NMR data as a least squares solution to a linear system;
approximating the least squares solution using numerical decomposition by compressing a projection of the NMR data into a transpose of the matrix Ai using an expression A?b, wherein the approximation is selectively applied to each echo train separately; and
determining a property of the formation using the approximated least squares solution.

US Pat. No. 10,604,815

DIRECT REDUCTION PROCESS AND SHAFT FURNACE UTILIZING AN EXTENDED FLOW DIVERTER CONE

Midrex Technologies, Inc....

1. A shaft furnace for producing metallic direct reduced iron (DRI) from iron-containing pellets or lumps and reducing gas disposed therein, comprising:a circumferential outer wall defining a top interior reducing zone, a middle interior transition zone, and a bottom interior cooling zone, wherein the iron-containing pellets or lumps travel downwards through the top interior reducing zone, the middle interior transition zone, and the bottom interior cooling zone as the iron-containing pellets or lumps encounter the upward-flowing reducing gas and one or more other gases, wherein the top interior reducing zone is an area above bustle ports of the shaft furnace adapted to contain the iron-containing pellets or lumps during reduction, the bottom interior cooling zone is an area below a cooling gas offtake of the shaft furnace adapted to contain the iron-containing pellets or lumps after reduction during cooling, and the middle interior transition zone is an area between the bustle ports and the cooling gas offtake adapted to thermally isolate the bottom interior cooling zone from the top interior reducing zone; and
a flow diverter disposed along a centerline of the circumferential outer wall comprising a convex-upwards upper tapering section disposed in the middle transition zone below the top reducing zone defined by the circumferential outer wall coupled to a convex-downwards lower tapering section disposed in the bottom cooling zone defined by the circumferential outer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,609,798

CIRCADIAN LIGHTING APPARATUS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A circadian lighting apparatus, comprising:a housing;
two light sources comprising a first light source and a second light source; and
a control logic,
wherein:
the first light source has a color rendering index (CRI)>80, a spectral power distribution (SPD)>20% in a 410-490 nm wavelength range and <3% in a sub-400 nm wavelength range;
the second light source comprises a third light source and a blue-light filtering medium with a light emitted by the third light source being filtered by the blue-light filtering medium to result in a filtered light that has a CRI>80, a SPD<5% in the 410-490 nm wavelength range and <3% in the sub-400 nm wavelength range;
the control logic is configured to tune continuously a color temperature of the apparatus by adjusting an output percentage of the first light source and the second light source while maintaining a fixed overall wattage consumption for the apparatus; and
the control logic is also configured to tune automatically the color temperature of the apparatus according to a circadian schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,607,572

FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION AND PHASE CORRECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for performing frequency synchronization and phase correction at a rendering device, comprising:receiving, from a display device, a vertical sync count and an indication of one or more frame repeats;
estimating a vertical sync frequency based at least in part on the received vertical sync count;
determining a phase corresponding to a minimum frame repeat based at least in part on the indication of the one or more frame repeats;
adjusting a vertical sync frequency of the rendering device to the estimated vertical sync frequency and a phase of the rendering device to the determined phase; and
transmitting one or more frames to the display device using the adjusted frequency and the adjusted phase.

US Pat. No. 10,609,838

MOTOR DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE, MOTOR DRIVING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR MOTOR DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A motor driving control device, together with a controller, included in a motor driving system, comprising:a control circuit controlling the driving of a motor according to instruction information transmitted from the controller, wherein
the control circuit includes:
a first acquisition unit acquiring setting reference information related to assignment of identification information for the motor driving control device itself, the setting reference information being input from outside;
an identification (ID) determination unit that determines and sets the motor driving control device's identification information based on a magnitude of a setting voltage input from the outside and the setting reference information; and
a second acquisition unit acquiring the instruction information based on the motor driving control device's identification information set by the ID determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,845

MEDICAL ARTICLE STORAGE CONTAINER HAVING RF SHIELD AND TORTUOUS PATH SEAL

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

1. A medical article storage container having an internal storage space, the storage container being shielded from leaking radio-frequency (“RF”) energy out of and into the storage space, the container formed with a plurality of interconnected walls, the container comprising:a first wall located at a side of the storage space, the first wall comprising a substrate formed of an electrically non-conductive material, the first wall having a joining edge configured to physically mate with another wall to form a joint seam between the two walls, the joining edge having a width, the first wall also comprising an electrically conductive component that is configured to be coextensive with the first wall substrate and extend to the joining edge of the first wall substrate at which location the electrically conductive component is exposed to electrically connect with an electrically conductive component of another wall at the joint seam, the first wall also comprising a portion of a channel extending outwardly at the joining edge, the channel portion being as wide as the joining edge and having a shape including a bend and configured to physically mate with a complementary portion of a channel of another wall that is joined with the first wall at the joint seam; and
a second wall located at a side of the storage space, the second wall comprising a substrate that is formed of an electrically non-conductive material, the second wall having a joining edge that is physically mated with the joining edge of the first wall to form a joint seam between the two walls, the joining edge having a width, the second wall also comprising an electrically conductive component that is configured to be coextensive with the second wall substrate and extend to the joining edge of the second wall substrate at which location the electrically conductive component is exposed, the electrically conductive component of the second wall being electrically connected to the electrically conductive component of the first wall at the joint seam, the second wall also comprising a portion of a channel extending outwardly at the joining edge of the second wall, the channel portion of the second wall being as wide as the joining edge of the second wall and having a complementary shape to the shape of the portion of the channel of the first wall including the bend, the second wall channel portion being physically mated with the channel portion of the first wall to form an electrical channel with a bend thereby providing a tortuous path seal at the joint seam to attenuate RF energy leaking out of and into the storage space;
whereby the electrical connections of the first and second walls form a part of a Faraday cage around the storage space and the tortuous path seal provides further shielding from RF leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,604,129

VEHICLE BRAKE DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

1. A vehicle brake device which generates a braking force at a wheel of a vehicle based on a hydraulic pressure generated in a master chamber by a movement of a master piston, comprising:a valve which is configured to open and close a fluid passage connected to the master chamber and at the same time which is a subject valve for a subject of failure judgement;
an abnormality judging portion which is configured to judge whether or not the subject valve is in an abnormal state;
an anti-lock brake system having a reservoir, into which a brake fluid in a first wheel cylinder of a first wheel of the vehicle and the brake fluid in a second wheel cylinder of a second wheel of the vehicle are discharged, a first inlet valve disposed between the master chamber and the first wheel cylinder, a first outlet valve disposed between the first wheel cylinder and the reservoir, a second inlet valve disposed between the master chamber and the second wheel cylinder, and a second outlet valve disposed between the second wheel cylinder and the reservoir; and
a driving portion which is configured to drive the master piston, wherein
the abnormality judging portion executes a first control that instructs the first outlet valve to close, the first inlet valve to open, the second inlet valve to close and the second outlet valve to close, next, the master piston to advance, next, the first inlet valve to close, next, the second outlet valve to open and next, the first inlet valve to open, wherein when an advancement amount of the master piston accompanying the last opening of the first inlet valve in the first control is equal to or more than a predetermined first range, the abnormality judging portion judges that the first outlet valve is in a valve opening failure state.

US Pat. No. 10,609,682

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR DYNAMIC SCHEDULING

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:receiving first information; and
monitoring second information;
wherein the first information is used for determining X1 candidate resources, the second information potentially occupies one of the X1 candidate resources, a first candidate resource is one of the X1 candidate resources, the first candidate resource comprises a first Resource Element (RE) subset and a corresponding second RE subset, and a time-frequency resource occupied by the second RE subset is related to a time-frequency resource occupied by the first RE subset; when the first candidate resource is occupied by the second information, the first RE subset and the corresponding second RE subset are used to carry the outputs of two times of independent channel coding of the second information respectively, the number of REs comprised in the first RE subset is different from the number of REs comprised in the corresponding second RE subset, the first RE subset comprises a positive integer number of REs, and the second RE subset comprises a positive integer number of REs.

US Pat. No. 10,606,853

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT PROSPECT IDENTIFICATION USING ONLINE RESOURCES AND NEURAL NETWORK PROCESSING TO CLASSIFY ORGANIZATIONS BASED ON PUBLISHED MATERIALS

AON GLOBAL OPERATIONS LTD...

1. A method for identifying prospective new clients based upon review of a plurality of current clients, comprising:receiving, from a user of a transactional platform via a computing device, a request for prospective client identification;
identifying, by processing circuitry, a plurality of clients associated with the user;
identifying, by the processing circuitry for each organization of the plurality of organizations, a plurality of key terms relevant to the respective organization, wherein identifying the plurality of key terms comprises
identifying a web site of the respective organization,
performing a web scraping operation of the web site to obtain raw data, and
identifying, within the raw data, at least a subset of the plurality of key terms by isolating frequently used terms;
automatically performing, by the processing circuitry a plurality of Internet searches, each search using different groupings of the plurality of key terms relevant to the plurality of organizations, the plurality of Internet searches resulting in a plurality of web sites;
automatically deriving, by the processing circuitry from at least a portion of the plurality of web sites, prospect information for a plurality of prospect organizations, wherein, for each prospect organization, the prospect information comprises a prospect organization name; and
causing presentation of the prospect information to a user of a computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,604,347

DRIVE SHAFT AND SPROCKETS FOR CHAIN CONVEYOR

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. A drive system for a chain conveyor, the drive system comprising:an elongated shaft extending along an axis and configured to be driven to rotate by a motor;
a sprocket integrally formed with the shaft, the sprocket including a plurality of lobes, the lobes extending around a perimeter of the shaft and each lobe being spaced apart from an adjacent lobe by a recessed portion, each of the recessed portions configured to receive a drive pin of the chain conveyor, each of the lobes subtending an angle of at least twenty degrees about the axis, each lobe including a first portion positioned proximate the axis and a second portion positioned radially outward relative to the first portion, the second portion having a width substantially larger than a width of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,609,846

ADAPTER BOARD STRUCTURE FOR POWER MODULE OF DC POWER SUPPLY

CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO....

1. An adapter board structure for a power module of a DC power supply, the DC power supply comprising a casing, a main circuit control board and at least one power module being disposed in the casing, the main circuit control board having an output port, one side of the power module, adjacent to the main circuit control board, being longitudinally provided with an upright board, the upright board being provided with a secondary circuit control board, the secondary circuit control board having an input port and an output port for connection of a control wire, characterized in that:an adapter board is longitudinally disposed at another side of the power module, the adapter board is sized to cover the side of the power module, the adapter board is provided with an input port and an output port corresponding in position to the secondary circuit control board for connection of the control wire, and a copper foil is disposed on the adapter board so that one surface of the adapter board is covered by the copper foil;
the adapter board is formed by a printed circuit board;
a top edge of the adapter board has a notch corresponding in position to the input port and the output port of the adapter board so that the control wire can span the notch;
the control wire is a ribbon cable;
the control wire is wrapped with a heat shrinkable sleeve;
the power module has a base;
one side of the base is provided with a locking board extending longitudinally; and
the adapter board is locked to the locking board.

US Pat. No. 10,606,777

DROPPED COMMAND TRUNCATION FOR EFFICIENT QUEUE UTILIZATION IN MULTIPROCESSOR DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of data processing in a data processing system including a plurality of processing nodes coupled by a communication link, the method comprising:receiving a first command from a first processing node;
detecting, by a first link layer of the first processing node, a link stall of the communication link;
receiving a stop command at a first transaction layer of the first processing node from the first link layer;
truncating, by the first transaction layer, the first command into a first truncated command responsive to receiving the stop command;
instructing a command arbiter to stop issuing new commands; and
forwarding the first truncated command to an asynchronous crossing buffer of the first processing node.

US Pat. No. 10,609,850

BOARD CONVEYANCE DEVICE INCLUDING A LIFTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A conveyance device operatively associated with a board comprising:a pair of conveyor belts each of which edges of the board are loaded on, that convey the board in a conveyance direction by the conveyor belts moving; and
a lifter that raises the board loaded on the pair of conveyor belts so as to separate the board from the pair of conveyor belts, and lowers the raised board so as to load the board on the pair of conveyor belts,
wherein a space is located below the raised board such that a different board conveyed by the pair of conveyor belts is configured to be conveyed into the space,
wherein the lifter includes a support tool provided between the pair of conveyor belts extending in the conveyance direction with at least one end protruding outside the pair of conveyor belts configured to support the board loaded on the pair of conveyor belts from below, and a support tool raising and lowering mechanism that raises and lowers the support tool at at least one end of the support tool, and
wherein the board conveyance device conveys the different board using the pair of conveyor belts under the support tool raised by the support tool raising and lowering mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,609,809

COMPACT LINEAR ACCELERATOR WITH ACCELERATING WAVEGUIDE

RadiaBeam Technologies, L...

1. A method of manufacturing a linear accelerator head, the method comprising:assembling a waveguide comprising a plurality of cells, wherein each of the plurality of cells defines an aperture configured to receive electrons therethrough, the aperture of the plurality of cells having a diameter and defining a beam axis along a beam path, wherein assembling the plurality of cells comprises:
for each of a first plurality of cells, providing a first brazing alloy between two adjacent cell members; and
heating each of the first plurality of cells to a first brazing temperature;
providing an electron generator configured to emit electrons along the beam path;
providing a microwave generation assembly comprising:
a microwave generator configured to emit microwaves in a first direction along a primary wave path; and
an isolator configured to prevent microwaves from propagating in a second direction opposite the first direction along the primary wave path;
providing a cooling system in thermal communication with the waveguide;
providing a converter disposed within the electron beam path and configured to receive incident electrons, wherein the converter is configured to convert incident electrons into photons; and
providing a first collimator configured to define a beam shape, wherein the first collimator comprises an input aperture and an output aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,607,814

HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH WITH ISOLATED POWER

Eagle Harbor Technologies...

1. A high voltage switch comprising:a high voltage power supply having a voltage greater than 5 kV;
a first switch module comprising:
a first switch having a first voltage rating;
a first transformer electrically or inductively coupled with a control voltage power source and electrically or inductively coupled with the first switch, providing a voltage less than the first voltage rating; and
a first switch trigger electrically or inductively coupled with the first switch;
a second switch module arranged in series with the first switch module, the second switch module comprising:
a second switch having a second voltage rating;
a second transformer electrically or inductively coupled with the control voltage power electrically or inductively and electrically coupled with the second switch, providing a voltage less than the second voltage rating; and
a second switch trigger electrically or inductively coupled with the second switch, wherein the second switch trigger is independently triggered relative to the first switch trigger, and
a plasma electrically or inductively coupled with the first switch module and/or the second switch module, the plasma having a capacitance less than about 20 nF, and the plasma receiving pulses from the high voltage power supply greater than either the first switch voltage rating and/or the second switch voltage rating.

US Pat. No. 10,603,869

LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A laminated structure comprising:a first layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic;
a second layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic and arranged opposed to the first layer;
a first core layer formed from a first resin foam and arranged between the first layer and the second layer; and
a second core layer formed from a second resin foam and arranged between the first core layer and the second layer, wherein a thickness of the second core layer is thicker than a thickness of the first core layer,
wherein the first resin foam has a higher flame resistance than the second resin foam,
wherein the second resin foam has a higher strength than the first resin foam, and
wherein a neutral plane of shear stress is located within the second core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,839

LIQUID SUBMERSION COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

LIQUIDCOOL SOLUTIONS, INC...

1. A liquid submersion cooled electronic device, comprising:a non-pressurized device housing defining an interior space, the non-pressurized device housing including a tray with an at least partially open top and a cover removably attached to the tray and disposed over the at least partially open top;
at least one heat generating electronic component disposed within the interior space of the non-pressurized device housing;
a dielectric cooling liquid in the interior space, the dielectric cooling liquid partially or fully submerging and in direct contact with the at least one heat generating electronic component;
a pump having a pump inlet in fluid communication with the interior space and a pump outlet;
a heat exchanger having a heat exchanger inlet in fluid communication with the pump outlet and having a heat exchanger outlet in fluid communication with the interior space;
a liquid distribution manifold within the interior space, the liquid distribution manifold having a manifold inlet in fluid communication with the heat exchanger outlet, and a plurality of manifold outlets;
a tube having an inlet end thereof connected to one of the manifold outlets, and an outlet end thereof adjacent to the at least one heat generating electronic component to direct a return flow of dielectric cooling liquid to the at least one heat generating electronic component;
an open top tray disposed within the interior space, the at least one heat generating electronic component is disposed within the open top tray, the outlet end of the tube is connected to the open top tray to direct the return flow of dielectric cooling liquid into a space defined by the open top tray, and a side wall of the open top tray includes a dielectric cooling liquid outlet weir from which dielectric cooling liquid exits the space defined by the open top tray.

US Pat. No. 10,609,808

HIGH POWER ION BEAM GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PHOENIX LLC, Monona, WI ...

1. A neutron generator system comprising: a) an accelerator that produces an ion beam; b) a gas target positioned to be contacted by the ion beam; c) a target aperture separating said accelerator and said gas target; and d) a reverse gas jet, at said target aperture, that increases pressure differential across said aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,602,999

X-RAY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN X-RAY SYSTEM

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE)

1. An X-ray system comprising:an X-ray source that generates X-ray radiation and/or an X-ray detector that detects X-ray radiation;
at least two guide rails;
a carriage on which the X-ray source and/or the X-ray detector is mounted, the carriage including first guide wheels and second guide wheels; and
a drive unit attached to the carriage, the drive unit including one or more drive wheels and a motor drive that drives the one or more drive wheels; wherein
the first guide wheels are adjustably mounted on the carriage to move between at least two different positions relative to the carriage such that:
in a first position of the first guide wheels, the first guide wheels rest on the guide rails, while the drive wheels of the drive unit are in a lifted position relative to the guide rails in which the drive wheels do not engage with the guide rails, such that the carriage is moveably mounted on the guide rails via the first guide wheels and the second guide wheels; and
in a second position of the first guide wheels, the first guide wheels disengage from the guide rails, while the drive wheels of the drive unit engage with the guide rails to establish a frictional connection with the guide rails, such that the carriage is moveably mounted on the guide rails via the second guide wheels and the drive wheels driven by the motor drive.

US Pat. No. 10,609,791

LIGHTING SYSTEM OPTIMIZED FOR COST REDUCTION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for use in a light-on-demand system, the system comprising a plurality of lights and utilizing one or more communication protocols, wherein each communication protocol having transmission and network traffic parameters, said method comprising:receiving, in a server, the transmission and network traffic parameters for communication between the plurality of lights, said transmission and network traffic parameters including movement activity triggers relating to the plurality of lights, and/or communication costs for the one or more communication protocols;
receiving energy usage parameters for the plurality of lights;
deriving a probability density function associated with the movement activity triggers;
estimating an on-time parameter for a light of the plurality of lights based on the probability density function and the energy usage parameters and transmission and network traffic parameters;
determining, after a movement activity trigger in light, whether to transmit a light turn-on command to other lights of the plurality of lights based on an arrival time between the movement activity trigger in the light and a previous movement activity trigger in the light using the on-time parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,607,459

DEVICE ARRANGEMENT AND ACTION ASSIGNMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving an indication that a first button is to be associated with a first action to be performed by a device associated with at least one of the first button or a second button;
determining an arrangement of the first button and the second button with respect to a connector, the arrangement determined from first data received from the first button and second data received from the second button indicating a first location that the first button has been placed with respect to the connector and a second location that the second button has been placed with respect to the connector;
associating, based at least in part on the arrangement, the first button with the first action such that the first button, when actuated, causes the device to perform the first action; and
associating, based at least in part on the arrangement, the second button with a second action such that the second button, when actuated, causes the device to perform the second action.

US Pat. No. 10,606,268

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED ON VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vehicle control device for a vehicle, the vehicle control device comprising:a communication unit that is configured to communicate with a mobile device and to receive data including user input that is received at the mobile device; and
a processor that is configured to:
based on receipt of at least a portion of the data, determine whether the vehicle operates in a manual driving mode or an autonomous driving mode,
wherein a plurality of menu items are displayed on the mobile device, each of the plurality of menu items being associated with a respective menu level, and
wherein the processor is configured to:
based on the data including the user input, determine whether a first menu level for a first menu item from the plurality of menu items is selected by a user,
based on a determination that the first menu level for the first menu item from the plurality of menu items is selected by the user, determine whether the first menu level satisfies a threshold menu level, and
based on determinations that the vehicle is in the manual driving mode and that the first menu level satisfies the threshold menu level, switch the vehicle from the manual driving mode to the autonomous driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,605,050

LOCKING RING SYSTEM FOR USE IN FRACKING OPERATIONS

SC ASSET CORPORATION, Ca...

7. A sliding valve for opening one or more fluid ports in a production string, comprising:a valve body having a longitudinal bore, the valve body comprising said one or more fluid ports on an uphole portion thereof and a ratchet structure on an inner surface of a downhole portion thereof; and
a sliding sleeve received in the longitudinal bore of the valve body and movable between an uphole closed position closing the one or more fluid ports and a downhole open position opening the one or more fluid ports;
wherein the sliding sleeve comprises:
a sleeve body having a longitudinal bore, the sleeve body comprising a ratchet structure on an outer surface of a downhole portion thereof, the ratchet structure of the sleeve body engageable with the ratchet structure of the valve body for locking the sliding sleeve when the sliding sleeve is at the downhole open position; and
a protection sleeve downhole to the sleeve body, at least a coupling portion of the protection sleeve received by the sleeve body for coupling the protection sleeve to the sleeve body;
wherein at least when the sliding sleeve is at the closed position, the protection sleeve and the valve body form an annulus therebetween; and
wherein the protection sleeve substantially overlays the annulus from the longitudinal bore of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,602,723

METHOD OF TENDING TO LIVESTOCK WITHIN A LIVESTOCK CONFINEMENT FACILITY

Cruiser Products, LLC, F...

1. A method of tending to a livestock within a livestock confinement facility with a vehicle, the vehicle having a support frame, a drive unit, and an elevated platform, the support frame extending vertically upward from a base, wherein the support frame has a lower portion and an upper portion, the drive unit operatively attached to the base, the elevated platform affixed to the upper portion of the support frame and configured to support an operator thereon while moving along the livestock confinement facility, wherein the livestock confinement facility includes a first elevated livestock cage above a floor, wherein the first elevated livestock cage is positioned along an aisle of the livestock confinement facility, the method comprising:supporting the operator on the elevated platform within the livestock confinement facility; and
moving the vehicle along the floor and the aisle of the livestock confinement facility in order to move the operator along the livestock confinement facility from atop the elevated platform such that the operator tends to the livestock from atop the elevated platform, wherein tending to the elevated first livestock cage further includes accessing the elevated first livestock cage such that the operator tends to the elevated first livestock cage from atop the elevated platform of the vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,604,811

MOLECULAR ASSAY KITS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A kit for evaluating a biological sample containing potentially degraded DNA, comprising a control amplification reagent and a target amplification reagent, wherein the control amplification reagent comprises two or more pairs of amplification oligonucleotides capable of amplifying a medium chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) nucleic acid molecule or a complement thereof, and wherein the target amplification reagent comprises one or more pairs of amplification oligonucleotides capable of amplifying a non-MCAD target gene of interest or a complement thereof,wherein each pair of control amplification reagent amplification oligonucleotides is capable of amplifying a region of the MCAD nucleic acid molecule to produce an MCAD amplicon, and wherein each MCAD amplicon produced by each pair of amplification oligonucleotides is detectably distinguishable from the MCAD amplicon produced by each other pair of amplification oligonucleotides on the length of each MCAD amplicon, and
wherein one or more of the amplification oligonucleotides is/are labeled.

US Pat. No. 10,608,050

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE TO IMPROVE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A solid-state imaging device, comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a photoelectric conversion film between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein
the photoelectric conversion film is a co-deposited film that includes an organic semiconductor and an inorganic material, and
a volume ratio of the inorganic material in the co-deposited film is one of 70% or more or 30% or less; and
an insulating layer between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion film, wherein the insulating layer is directly stacked on a portion of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,607,478

BUILDING SECURITY SYSTEM WITH FALSE ALARM REDUCTION USING HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A system for reducing false alarms of a building, the system comprising a processing circuit configured to:receive building security data of the building, the building security data comprising one or more events;
identify a plurality of satisfied rules of a plurality of rules based on the one or more events, wherein each of the plurality of rules is associated with a particular sequence of one or more particular events;
select one satisfied rule of the plurality of satisfied rules based on a rule hierarchy, wherein the rule hierarchy indicates a classification level of each of the plurality of satisfied rules; and
generate a recommendation for reducing a false alarm associated with the one satisfied rule, wherein the recommendation comprises an indication of a root cause of the false alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,606,493

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING MEMORY ALLOCATION FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES

Parallels International G...

1. A method for managing memory allocation for a virtual machine running on a host platform, the method comprising:continuously calculating an amount of free physical memory of the host platform depending on a difference between a size of physical memory of the host platform and an amount of the physical memory of the host platform allocated for exclusive use by a kernel of an operating system of the host platform;
allocating, to a first virtual machine running on the host platform, a first amount of the free physical memory; and
prior to a launch of a second virtual machine on the host platform:
calculating a guest memory adjustment A based on patterns of user activity, over a plurality of memory measurements, of the operating system of the host platform and an operating system of the first virtual machine;
if the guest memory adjustment A is a negative value, determining a second amount of the free physical memory to allocate to the second virtual machine; and
if the guest memory adjustment A is a positive value, determining a third amount of the free physical memory to allocate to the second virtual machine, wherein the third amount is greater than the second amount.

US Pat. No. 10,606,274

VISUAL PLACE RECOGNITION BASED SELF-LOCALIZATION FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An autonomous vehicle control system, comprising:a processor in communication with a sensor, the sensor sensing an environment surrounding a vehicle associated with the vehicle control system, wherein a feature vector describes at least a portion of the environment at a current location of the vehicle on a route, the processor being programmed to:
receive view image information from the sensor comprising the feature vector;
extract extraneous information from the received view image information, wherein the extraneous information comprises view information other than the feature vector, and wherein extracting the extraneous information isolates the feature vector;
retrieve feature vector information associated with one or more segments of a route of travel for the vehicle;
compare the isolated feature vector to the retrieved feature vector information;
determine if the isolated feature vector and the retrieved feature vector information match; and
if the isolated feature vector and the retrieved feature vector information match, determine that the current location of the vehicle is at a segment location of the one or more segments associated with the retrieved feature vector information.

US Pat. No. 10,603,709

DIE CUSHION DEVICE

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...

1. A die cushion device comprising: a cushion pad that supports a blank holder through a plurality of cushion pins; a fluid-pressure cylinder configured to apply die cushion force to the cushion pad and lift the cushion pad; and a fluid-pressure closed circuit, the fluid-pressure closed circuit including: a die cushion pressure creation line connected to a die cushion pressure creation chamber of the fluid-pressure cylinder; a system pressure line to which an accumulator is connected, the accumulator being configured to accumulate hydraulic fluid at low system pressure for knockout operation of the cushion pad; a pilot drive type logic valve that is provided between the die cushion pressure creation line and the system pressure line, and that is operable as a main relief valve at a time of die cushion operation; and a pilot relief valve that is provided between the die cushion pressure creation line and the system pressure line, and that creates pilot pressure that acts on a pilot port of the pilot drive type logic valve to control the pilot drive type logic valve, wherein: when the hydraulic fluid in the die cushion pressure creation chamber of the fluid-pressure cylinder is pressurized due to descent of a slide of a press machine, an opening of the logic valve is controlled by the pilot pressure to create a die cushion pressure in the die cushion pressure creation line, and the die cushion operation is performed by the fluid-pressure cylinder; when the slide of the press machine rises from a bottom dead center, the hydraulic fluid of the system pressure accumulated in the accumulator flows into the die cushion pressure creation chamber of the fluid-pressure cylinder, and the knockout operation is performed by the fluid-pressure cylinder; and the hydraulic fluid is filled in the fluid-pressure closed circuit in a pressurized manner to pressurize the hydraulic fluid in the fluid-pressure closed circuit in one cycle period of the cushion pad by using only die cushion force applied from the cushion pad through the fluid-pressure cylinder, one cycle period of the cushion pad including the die cushion operation and the knockout operation.

US Pat. No. 10,609,831

CIRCUIT UNIT, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF CIRCUIT UNIT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit unit comprising:a circuit section including a terminal portion that can be connected to an external terminal, the circuit section having a waterproofed portion, and a body portion to which an electronic component is mounted, the waterproofed portion extending between the terminal portion and the body portion and being orthogonal to both the terminal portion and the body portion;
a first waterproofing portion disposed on a first and a second side of the waterproofed portion, and that includes a resin containing an adhesive component; and
a second waterproofing portion that is in intimate contact with an outer surface of each of the body portion and the first waterproofing portion, and that is made of a resin.

US Pat. No. 10,609,794

ENRICHING AUDIO WITH LIGHTING

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of generating a lighting effect based on metadata of an audio stream, the method comprising steps of:extracting one or more metadata items from the audio stream, wherein the metadata items comprise one or more of: artist, song, title, album, genre and mood;
ranking the metadata items from a highest ranked metadata item to a lowest ranked metadata item according to a ranking scheme;
retrieving a first set of one or more images based on the value of the highest ranked metadata item;
determining a color palette consistency of the set of images retrieved based on the highest ranked metadata item;
if said color palette consistency meets or exceeds a threshold color palette consistency, controlling a light source to generate a lighting effect based on a color palette derived from said first set of one or more images; and else
if said color palette consistency is less than a threshold color palette consistency, retrieving a second set of images based on the value of a second highest ranked metadata item according to said ranking and controlling a light source to generate a lighting effect based on a color palette derived from said second set of one or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,609,777

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHT SOURCE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A circuit for controlling an intensity of a light-emitting diode (LED) light source, the circuit comprising:an LED drive circuit configured to control a magnitude of a load current conducted through the LED light source to control the intensity of the LED light source;
a current sense circuit configured to provide a load current feedback signal that indicates the magnitude of the load current; and
a control circuit configured to generate at least one drive signal for controlling the LED drive circuit to adjust the magnitude of the load current, the at least one drive signal characterized by an operating period and a duty cycle;
wherein the control circuit is further configured to:
operate in a first state and a second state on a periodic basis;
control the LED drive circuit in the first state during a first time period in which the control circuit adjusts an on time of the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal to regulate a peak magnitude of the load current towards a target current;
control the LED drive circuit in the second state during a second time period in which the control circuit ceases adjustment of the on time of the at least one drive signal in response to the load current feedback signal;
adjust an average magnitude of the load current by adjusting respective lengths of the first and second time periods; and
adjust the operating period of the at least one drive signal to a low-end operating period by adjusting the on time of the at least one drive signal to a value less than or equal to a minimum on time while holding the duty cycle of the at least one drive signal constant.

US Pat. No. 10,608,236

BATTERY CELL WITH SAFETY LAYER

DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS,...

1. A battery comprising:a housing, the housing comprising first and second poles; and
a composite water-responsive safety layer comprising a polymer material and being positioned adjacent to at least one of the first and second poles, the composite water-responsive safety layer being adapted to change from a non-electronically conducting state to an electronically conducting state when contacted with an aqueous solution, the composite water-responsive safety layer further comprising at least one metal salt, the at least one metal salt comprising at least a first metal salt and a second metal salt, wherein the composite water-responsive safety layer is disposed on an external surface of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,607,458

CHIME CONTROL COMPANION AND COMMUNICATION

KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a smart doorbell circuit comprising (a) a battery and (b) a switch for a door chime, wherein (i) a power supply provides shared power to said door chime and said smart doorbell circuit and (ii) said battery provides a backup power supply for said smart doorbell circuit when said shared power is insufficient; and
a chime bypass circuit comprising (a) a transistor configured to control an amount of said shared power directed to said door chime and said smart doorbell circuit and (b) a control circuit configured to generate a control signal providing a gate voltage for controlling said transistor, wherein (i) said transistor is coupled in parallel with said door chime to said power supply, (ii) said transistor is (a) held in a normally closed state by said control circuit to direct said shared power to said smart doorbell circuit, (b) opened by said control circuit when said switch in said smart doorbell circuit is closed to direct said shared power to said door chime, and (c) opened periodically by said control circuit to maintain a supply voltage for said control circuit from said shared power, and (iii) said transistor controls said amount of said shared power directed to said door chime and said smart doorbell circuit to ensure said door chime does not produce undesired sounds when said door chime is enabled in response to said switch.

US Pat. No. 10,605,829

TRANSFER UNIT AND PROBER

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

1. A prober comprising:a measurement unit;
a transfer unit configured to transfer a transfer object to the measurement unit, the transfer unit being distinct and separate from the measurement unit, the transfer unit including a casing configured to house the transfer object therein; and
an environment controller provided in the transfer unit, and configured to control an environment in the casing so as to be closer to an environment of the measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,605,652

EMITTER MODULE FOR AN LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Lutron Ketra, LLC, Coope...

1. An illumination device comprising:a substrate comprising a top surface and a bottom surface;
a light source configured for producing illumination for the illumination device, the light source mounted to the top surface of the substrate; and
a heat sink coupled to the bottom surface of the substrate; and
wherein the substrate comprises:
a first routing layer coupled to electrical contacts of the light source;
a first dielectric layer coupled to a bottom surface the first routing layer and configured for providing electrical isolation between the electrical contacts and the heat sink;
a second routing layer coupled to a bottom surface of the first dielectric layer and configured for routing electrical signals; and
a second dielectric layer coupled to a bottom surface of the second routing layer and configured for providing a first thermal impedance in a lateral direction, and a second thermal impedance lower than the first thermal impedance in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,605,371

VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH ADJUSTABLE SPRING SEAT

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE, INC.,...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a valve body;
a first spring seat disposed within the valve body;
a preload spring disposed within the valve body and mated with the first spring seat; and
a second spring seat disposed within the valve body and mated with the preload spring, the second spring seat being adjustably mounted in the valve body on threads; and
an end cap that is mated to the second spring seat and that is fixedly detachable with the valve body, wherein the end cap is rotatable and the second spring seat is engaged with the end cap in a keyed joint such that rotation of the end cap rotates the second spring seat on the threads to change a position of the second spring seat.

US Pat. No. 10,603,198

PROSTHESIS DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A prosthesis deployment system, comprising:a tip body segment coupled to an end of an inner cannula;
a tubular segment extending away from the tip body segment, the tubular segment defining a lumen between an internal axial end of the tip body segment and an edge of the tubular segment;
an enlarged body slidably disposed within the lumen of the tubular segment, the enlarged body coupled to an end of a concentric cannula that is coaxially disposed about the inner cannula; and
a positioning member at least partially disposed within the lumen of the tubular segment, having a first member end coupled to one of the enlarged body or the tip body segment, the positioning member deployable when the enlarged body is at a position corresponding to the edge of the tubular segment.

US Pat. No. 10,609,836

DC BUS ARCHITECTURE FOR DATACENTERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A bus architecture for supplying power to loads m a datacenter, comprising:first and second direct current (DC) buses individually comprising:
a DC bus conductor;
a power source;
a first diode having a cathode connected to the DC bus conductor;
a voltage converter connected to the power source and to an anode of the first diode, wherein power output by the power source via the converter is supplied to the DC bus conductor at a first voltage level;
a load configured to consume power from the DC bus conductor;
a DC/DC converter connecting the load to the DC bus conductor, the DC/DC converter being configured to convert power from the first voltage level to a second voltage level less than the first voltage level;
a second diode having an anode connected to the DC bus conductor and a cathode connected to the DC/DC converter;
an electrical switch between the first and second DC buses; and
a controller operatively coupled to the first and second DC buses and the electrical switch, wherein the controller is configured to:
monitor a power consumption of the load on the DC bus conductor of the first DC bus;
determining whether the monitored power consumption exceeds a capacity of the power source on the first DC bus and whether the power source on the second DC bus has excess capacity; and
in response to determining that the monitored power consumption exceeds a capacity of the power source on the first DC bus and the power source on the second DC bus has excess capacity, actuate the electrical switch to adjust an impedance weight in the bus architecture to bias power from the power source of the second DC bus to the load on the DC bus conductor of the first DC bus.

US Pat. No. 10,609,832

COLD WORKED METAL HOUSING FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile telephone, comprising:a lower housing structure defining a rear exterior surface of the mobile telephone;
a cover sheet defining a front exterior surface of the mobile telephone opposite the rear exterior surface;
a display positioned beneath the cover sheet; and
an upper housing structure coupled to the lower housing structure, wherein:
the cover sheet, the lower housing structure, and the upper housing structure surround the display; and
the lower housing structure and the upper housing structure define a continuous, curved external surface of the mobile telephone.

US Pat. No. 10,609,522

MITIGATING ECHO AND SPURIOUS AUDIO NOISES IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

1. A method for controlling an audio output of a radio frequency (RF) portable communication device, comprising:in a first portable communication device (PCD) using an audio transducer to generate at least one audio tone in response to a voice transmit operation initiated by a user of the first PCD, the audio tone being generated independent from a voice communication transmitted during the voice transmit operation;
selectively controlling at least one characteristic of the at least one audio tone in accordance with a first talk group which is in use by the first PCD to facilitate the voice transmit operation; and
using the at least one audio tone to selectively control an audio output volume of at least a second PCD different from the first PCD.

US Pat. No. 10,609,494

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING DEVICE AND HEARING DEVICE

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A method for operating a hearing device of a user, which comprises the steps of:carrying out an electromyography step in which muscle activity of an auricular muscle of the user is measured using an electrode array;
continuously measuring the muscle activity to detect a complex activity profile of the auricular muscle in which an underlying intention of the user is coded;
generating, via the electrode array, a sensor signal that is classified by means of a classifier in which the muscle activity is decoded and the underlying intention is determined by examining whether the sensor signal has a previously known feature vector; and
assigning the previously known feature vector to an operating mode of the hearing device that is set if the sensor signal has the previously known feature vector.

US Pat. No. 10,608,133

SOLAR CELL HAVING A PLURALITY OF SUB-CELLS COUPLED BY A METALLIZATION STRUCTURE

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A solar cell, comprising:a plurality of physically separated sub-cells formed upon singulation of a photovoltaic solar cell, the plurality of physically separated sub-cells comprising a scribe portion adjacent to a break portion between pairs of ones of the singulated and physically separated sub-cells; and
a metallization structure located over and completely covering an entirety of the scribe portion and the break portion between the pairs of the ones of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells, the metallization structure bonded to a back surface, opposite a light-receiving surface, of each of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells, wherein the metallization structure electrically bridges at least two of the plurality of singulated and physically separated sub-cells.

US Pat. No. 10,607,738

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERMAL ABLATION TREATMENT PLANNING

University Health Network...

1. A method of treatment planning for providing ablative therapy to a patient, the method being performed by a processing unit, the method comprising:segmenting a plurality of medical images of a region of the patient that will receive the ablative therapy;
defining trial parameters for simulating a trial of ablative therapy treatment;
simulating treatment of ablative therapy to the patient according to the parameters of the trial;
analyzing a thermal dose distribution resulting from the simulated treatment to determine treatment effectiveness;
determining when the treatment effectiveness meets a treatment effectiveness criteria; and
providing an indication of the trial parameters when the treatment effectiveness meets the treatment effectiveness criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,604,458

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AROMATIC ALKYLATION

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process, comprising:(a) reacting an aromatic feedstock comprising benzene with methanol under alkylation conditions in a reactor in the presence of a fluidized bed of solid catalyst particles to produce a vapor phase effluent comprising toluene, xylenes, water, unreacted benzene and solid catalyst fines;
(b) contacting the vapor phase effluent with a first liquid phase hydrocarbon quench stream to produce a mixture having a higher dew point than the vapor phase effluent;
(c) contacting the mixture with a second liquid phase hydrocarbon quench stream after (b) under conditions to condense a minor portion of the mixture and produce a condensate which contains at least some of the catalyst fines and which is substantially free of an aqueous phase; and
(d) separating at least a portion of the condensate containing said fines from the remainder of the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,604,178

CONTROL ASSEMBLY FOR POWER STEERING

1. A valve assembly for a power steering system conveying an input between a torsion bar and a steering gear comprising:a valve sleeve defining a cavity;
a shaft extending through said cavity and being rotatable relative to said valve sleeve about an axis in a first rotational direction and a second rotational direction;
a first hydraulic circuit interchangeable from an unassisted condition to an assisted condition in response to said shaft being rotated in either said first or second rotational directions a circumferential actuating distance to hydraulically actuate the steering gear;
an actuator including a second hydraulic circuit interchangeable from an unengaged condition to an engaged condition to apply a circumferential hydraulic force on said shaft to overcome a rotational resistance of the torsion bar and effectuate rotation of said shaft said circumferential actuating distance in either of said first or said second rotational directions for initiating said assisted condition of said first hydraulic circuit;
said second hydraulic circuit including a hydraulic chamber; and
said actuator including a pin dividing said hydraulic chamber into a first sub-chamber and a second sub-chamber;
wherein a hydraulic pressure applied in said first sub-chamber urges said pin towards said second sub-chamber to rotate said shaft relative to said valve sleeve in said first rotational direction said circumferential actuating distance to initiate said assisted condition; and
wherein a hydraulic pressure applied in said second sub-chamber urges said pin towards said first sub-chamber to rotate said shaft relative to said valve sleeve in said second rotational direction said circumferential actuating distance to initiate said assisted condition.

US Pat. No. 10,602,806

COIL PIN THREADED FASTENER AND DUVET PIN

Primpins Inc, New York, ...

1. An apparatus for securing a duvet cover to a duvet, comprising:a first body;
a pin extending from the first body, said pin comprising at least part of a coil having elasticity;
a longitudinally extending second body comprising a proximal end and a distal end; and
a protrusion protruding sidewise from said second body between said proximal end and said distal end for engaging the at least part of a coil whereby the first and second body may be releasably secured together by a threading motion.

US Pat. No. 10,609,848

FLEXIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Amogreentch Co., Ltd., G...

1. A flexible electromagnetic wave shielding material comprising:a conductive nanofiber web having a nanofiber web formed of a nanofiber and including multiple pores and a metal layer covering at least a portion of the nanofiber disposed on a surface portion of the nanofiber web, wherein a metal particle is provided in at least some of the pores; and
an elastic member brought in contact with one surface of the conductive nanofiber web.

US Pat. No. 10,609,815

COLORED ULTRATHIN HIGH FREQUENCY COVER FILM WITH HIGH HAZE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

KUNSHAN APLUS TEC.CORPORA...

1. A high-haze colored ultra-thin high-frequency cover film, comprising:a colored ink layer and a high-frequency adhesive layer, wherein the colored ink layer is located above the high-frequency adhesive layer, and the colored ink layer comprises at least one layer;
a hardness of the colored ink layer is HB-5H;
a glossiness of the colored ink layer ranges from 0 to 60 GU (60°);
a roughness (Rz) of the colored ink layer is 50-1000 nm;
a thickness of the colored ink layer is 1-10 microns, and a thickness of the high-frequency adhesive layer is 3-25 microns,
wherein the high-frequency adhesive layer includes fused silicon dioxide, polytetrafluoroethylene, fluorine-based resin, a phosphorus-based flame retardant, and polyimide-based resin;
a sum of proportions of the fused silicon dioxide, the polytetrafluoroethylene, the fluorine-based resin and the phosphorus-based flame retardant is 8-50% (by weight) of a total solid content, and a proportion of a polyimide-based resin content is 40%-90% (by weight).

US Pat. No. 10,609,802

HIGH-TEMPERATURE PLASMA RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY APPARATUS AND EXTREME ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A high temperature plasma raw material supply apparatus for supplying a high temperature plasma raw material to a container containing the high temperature plasma raw material in a liquid state for generating a high temperature plasma, comprising:a raw material reservoir unit configured to reserve a plurality of high temperature plasma raw materials in a solid state, the plurality of high temperature plasma raw materials each having a spherical shape;
a supply nozzle penetrating into the raw material reservoir unit and configured to supply the high temperature plasma raw materials reserved in the raw material reservoir unit to an outside of the raw material reservoir unit;
a load lock unit provided between a space to which the high temperature plasma raw materials are supplied from the supply nozzle and a space in which the container is arranged; and
a supply path unit configured to guide the high temperature plasma raw materials supplied from the supply nozzle to the load lock unit,
the supply path unit being configured to allow the high temperature plasma raw materials falling down from the supply nozzle to roll on the supply path unit to pass therethrough, the supply path unit being provided with a plurality of holes, at least on a face of the supply path unit on which the high temperature plasma raw materials roll on, each of the plurality of holes formed to be smaller than each of the high temperature plasma raw materials, wherein
the raw material reservoir unit is rotatable about an axis in a vertical direction with respect to the supply nozzle, and
the supply nozzle has a tip opening directed in a horizontal direction in the raw material reservoir unit positioned above a bottom of the raw material reservoir unit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,793

NETWORK OF LIGHTS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method of communication within a network of lights, the method including the steps of:providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
a long-distance communication module,
a short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller, each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the light,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into several groups of control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of the group communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal operation of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own environmental, light and control module specific information, and the corresponding information received from the other control modules via the short-distance communication module, and
transmitting data in at least one of the following ways:
from a first group controller to a second group controller, via their respective long-distance communication modules, by-passing the server with subsequent transmission of the data from the second group controller to a control module of the group associated with the second group controller,
from a group controller to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules, and
from a control module of a group to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules.

US Pat. No. 10,609,465

ACOUSTIC DEVICE

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An acoustic device, comprising:an open audio device structure that is configured to be carried on the head or upper torso of a user,
a housing carried by the open audio device structure, the housing having opposed front and rear faces and opposed first and second ends;
a flat diaphragm in the housing and comprising a front face and a rear face and first and second sides, the diaphragm configured to radiate front acoustic radiation from its front face and into a front acoustic volume defined between the front face of the diaphragm and the front face of the housing and rear acoustic radiation from its rear face and into a rear acoustic volume defined between the rear face of the diaphragm and the rear face of the housing, wherein the front and rear acoustic radiations are out of phase;
a flexible structure that supports the diaphragm such that the diaphragm can move relative to the housing;
a primary magnet proximate the rear face of the diaphragm and comprising a front face and a rear face and first and second sides;
a magnetic circuit that defines a path for magnetic flux of the primary magnet and comprises a front pole piece between the front face of the primary magnet and the rear face of the diaphragm, a rear pole piece proximate the rear face of the primary magnet, and first and second side magnets, the first side magnet proximate to and spaced from the first side of the primary magnet and the second side magnet proximate to and spaced from the second side of the primary magnet, wherein the magnetic circuit defines a magnetic circuit gap between the primary magnet and the first and second side magnets;
wherein the housing further comprises a frame that surrounds the magnetic circuit and the diaphragm and is configured to support the diaphragm;
a voice coil that is at least in part located in the magnetic circuit gap and so is exposed to the magnetic flux, wherein the voice coil is configured to move the diaphragm up and down along a radiation axis that is normal to the front face of the diaphragm; and
first and second sound-emitting outlets in the housing, wherein the first sound-emitting outlet is in or proximate the first end of the housing, defines a center, and is acoustically coupled to the front acoustic volume so as to emit from the housing front acoustic radiation, and wherein the second sound-emitting outlet is in or proximate the second end of the housing, defines a center, and is acoustically coupled to the rear acoustic volume so as to emit rear acoustic radiation;
wherein a distance between the centers of the first and second sound-emitting outlets is greater than a distance along the radiation axis between the front and rear faces of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,606,704

CREATION OF CONSISTENT COPIES OF APPLICATION DATA

ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A method for backing up a virtual machine by creating consistent copies of application data, the method comprising:creating a snapshot of a virtual machine running on a host system, wherein the snapshot is created by the virtual machine, wherein the snapshot comprises state of the virtual machine;
determining if the snapshot has a snapshot ID and creating the snapshot ID if the snapshot does not have the snapshot ID;
creating a virtual machine restoration script configured to roll back the virtual machine to a state corresponding to the snapshot based on the snapshot ID;
backing up the host system, using a backup system comprising one or more processors and one or more electronic memory devices, in a backup archive while the virtual machine continues operating, wherein a virtual machine backup file, a host system backup file, or backup contents are stored or located in the backup archive, the backup archive stored in the one or more electronic memory devices; and
excluding changes to the virtual machine written to a service file during backup of the host system after the snapshot was created from the backup archive.

US Pat. No. 10,605,894

VEHICULAR RADAR SENSING SYSTEM UTILIZING HIGH RATE TRUE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

Uhnder, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A radar sensing system for a vehicle, the radar sensing system comprising:a transmit pipeline configured for installation and use on a vehicle, wherein the transmit pipeline comprises a transmitter configured to transmit radio signals;
a receive pipeline configured for installation and use on the vehicle, wherein the receive pipeline comprises a receiver configured to receive radio signals, and wherein the received radio signals include transmitted radio signals reflected from an object in the environment;
wherein the transmitter is configured to modulate the radio signals before transmission;
wherein the transmit pipeline is configured to control modulation of the radio signals, and wherein the modulation is defined at least in part by a first binary sequence;
wherein the receive pipeline comprises at least one analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample the received radio signals and generate bits based on the sampled radio signal; and
wherein the transmit pipeline is configured to derive the first binary sequence at least in part from a first bit stream derived from a sequence of bit outputs selected from the bits generated by the at least one ADC, and wherein the sequence of bit outputs selected from the bits generated by the at least one ADC comprises a sequence of least significant bit (LSB) outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,605,416

INLINE DRIVER MODULE FOR SSL LIGHTING

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a SSL fixture, comprising a SSL source configured to emit light; and
an inline driver module comprising:
an input connector, comprising a live contact and a neutral contact;
an output connector, connected in electrical communication with the SSL fixture; and
a driver module, electrically arranged between the input connector and the output connector, and comprising a driver housing and a driver PCB, the driver PCB connected in electrical communication with the input connector and the output connector, the driver PCB configured to convert an AC power input to a DC power output exclusively supplied to the SSL source.

US Pat. No. 10,604,544

METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF BILE ACIDS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A method of preparing a compound of Formula (A):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or amino acid conjugate thereof, wherein:
R1 is ?-OH or an oxo group;
R2 is H, F, ?-C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with F or OH, ?-C1-C3 alkoxy, ?-C2-C3 alkenyl or alkynyl, cycloalkylmethylene, or cycloalkyl;
R3 and R7 are each independently H, F, or C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with F or OH, or R3 or R7 taken together with another R3 or R7 on an adjacent carbon atom forms a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
R4, R5 and R8 are each independently H, ?-OH, or ?-OH;
R6 is CO2H, OSO3H, NH2, NHCO2(CH2CHCH)phenyl, NHCO2CH2CH3, C(O)NHOH, C(O)NH(CH2)2OH, CONH(CH2)2OSO3H, or an optionally substituted 5-member heterocycle comprising 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, S and O; and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
comprising the steps of:
(1) converting Compound 1 to Compound 7

wherein “” indicates that the OH at the C3-position or C7-position is in an ?- or ?-stereochemistry; and
(2) converting Compound 7 to a compound of Formula (A),

US Pat. No. 10,604,196

SPOILER FOR MOTOR VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH A PASSIVE MOBILE ELEMENT

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A rear spoiler for a motor vehicle, intended for being arranged in a region of a rear edge of a roof above a rear window, said rear spoiler comprising a first portion provided with an upper surface substantially aligned with an imaginary extension of an air-flow line of the roof, wherein the rear spoiler includes a second portion, mounted movable relative to the first portion, between a retracted position which is upstream and an extended position which is downstream, in which a spoiler portion projects above the rear window is increased, and a passive movement system capable of moving the second portion as a function of the air flow on the upper surface of the spoiler.

US Pat. No. 10,609,703

RESOLVING COLLIDING SIGNALS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a radio access node in a cellular communications network, comprising:transmitting a downlink transmission to a wireless device using one or more Physical Resource Blocks, PRBs, that comprise reserved Resource Elements, REs, by first mapping the downlink transmission to REs in the one or more PRBs and then mapping reference symbols to a subset of the REs in the one or more PRBs that are the reserved REs such that the downlink transmission is punctured by the reference symbols at positions of the reserved REs, the downlink transmission being a physical downlink channel transmission;
where the reference symbols are Channel State Information Reference Signal, CSI-RS, reference symbols and the reference symbols are wireless device-specifically Radio Resource Control, RRC, configured.

US Pat. No. 10,609,182

NETWORK AND APPLICATION MANAGEMENT USING SERVICE LAYER CAPABILITIES

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor, a memory, and communication circuitry, the apparatus being connected to a communications network via its communication circuitry, the apparatus further comprising computer-executable instructions stored in the memory of the apparatus which, when executed by the processor of the apparatus, cause the apparatus to:receive a first query for information associated with the network, from an application or a service on the network;
send a second query, to a first node on the network, in response to receiving the first query from the application or service, wherein the second query comprises a request for the information associated with the network;
receive, via the communication network from the first node on the network, a first message in response the second query, the first message indicating at least one status update associated with the network;
store the at least one status update associated with the network;
determine whether the at least one status update affects the application or the service; and
if the at least one status update affects the application or the service, send to an M2M device that hosts the application or the service, a second message indicating the at least one status update such that the application or service can take action based on the at least one status update.

US Pat. No. 10,608,425

ALTERNATING CURRENT OPTIMAL YIELD CONTROL WITHIN A MULTI-POWER STACK INVERTER

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. An inverter comprising:a plurality of DC power sources configured to supply DC power,
a plurality of converters to convert direct current power to alternating current power to be supplied to a load or utility grid,
a plurality of short-circuit protection devices connected to a DC interconnection bus at the plurality of DC power sources, and configured to provide short-circuit protection,
a plurality of current sensors configured to sense circulation current at the short-circuit protection devices, and
a controller configured to:
(i) control the plurality of converters and monitor the circulation current sensed along the DC interconnection bus via the current sensors, and
(ii) when power reduction occurs at one of the plurality of DC power sources, perform a closed-loop control current operation to controllably increase the circulation current along the DC interconnection bus to be nearly equal to a fuse impairment lower limit of the plurality of short-circuit protection devices, wherein the calculation for fuse impairment limit is performed using the following equation:

wherein Iib_max is a maximum circulation current, Iib12, Iib23, and Iib34 are current sensed at respective short-circuit protection devices of the DC interconnection bus, wherein the maximum circulation current Iib_max when greater than one means the inverter has reached above the fuse impairment lower limit or continuous current rating of the short-circuit protection devices.

US Pat. No. 10,608,270

DEVICE FOR GENERATING GASEOUS DIHYDROGEN

ARIANEGROUP SAS, Paris (...

1. A device for generating gaseous dihydrogen, the device comprising:a body defining an inside volume having present therein:
a storage first compartment defined by a first wall, a hydrogen storage material being present in the first compartment;
a conveyor second compartment, the first compartment surrounding the second compartment and being separated therefrom by a second wall, a conveyor system being present in the second compartment and being configured to transport the hydrogen storage material from an inlet of the second compartment communicating with the first compartment to an outlet of the second compartment; and
a recovery support in communication with the outlet of the second compartment and connected to the first and second walls, said support being configured to be moved in the first compartment;
a drive system for actuating the conveyor system and the movement of the recovery support in the first compartment; and
a heater system configured to heat the second compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,604,545

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF OBETICHOLIC ACID AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A method of preparing obeticholic acid (OCA)or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or amino acid conjugate thereof, comprising:alkylating the carbon atom at the C-6 position of Compound 1 with an alkylating agent to form Compound 2:
wherein PG is a protecting group, andreducing the keto group at the C-7 position of Compound 2 to form OCA:
wherein the method is conducted at a temperature above ?20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,604,048

HAPTIC SYSTEM: RECLINE ACTIVATION CONTROL

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A recline control system, comprising:a lockable hydraulic spring couplable to a passenger seat to control movement of a portion of the passenger seat, the lockable hydraulic spring actuatable between a locked state and an unlocked state;
a lock actuator coupled to the lockable hydraulic spring for controlling a lock state of the lockable hydraulic spring;
a sensor for sensing a tactile input, the sensor operatively coupled to the lock actuator to initiate actuation of the lockable hydraulic spring in response to sensing the tactile input;
a controller operatively coupled between the sensor and the lock actuator; and
a feedback actuator operatively coupled to the controller to generate a feedback sensation associated with actuation of the lockable hydraulic spring to the unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 10,609,847

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HOUSING COMPONENT WITH SHIELDING FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SEAL FUNCTION, AND HOUSING COMPONENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for producing a housing component with a shielding from electrical and/or magnetic radiation and with an environmental seal function, comprising the acts of:in a first act, producing a metal housing part by folding a metal sheet;
in a second act which follows the first act, producing a plastic molded part by thermoforming such that the plastic molded part has a shape adapted to the produced metal housing part; and
in a third act which follows the second act, connecting the produced plastic molded part to the produced metal housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,609,785

MULTI-PURPOSE MULTI-AGENT INFRARED SENSOR SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL LUMINAIRES

DMF Inc., Carson, CA (US...

1. An occupancy detection system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires configured to wirelessly communicate with each other;
wherein each luminaire of the plurality of luminaires includes:
a wireless interface configured to communicate with the rest of the plurality of luminaires via a network;
a thermal infrared (IR) imaging sensor configured to collect thermal IR images of a vicinity of the luminaire; and
a microcontroller configured to process the thermal IR images for detecting one or more humans in the vicinity of the luminaire and to generate dimming signals for one or more of the plurality of luminaires and communicated from the each luminaire via the network based on the detection.

US Pat. No. 10,609,781

AMBIENT LIGHT SENSING LIGHTING STROBE SYSTEM

LITRA, LLC, Austin, TX (...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first array of LEDs comprising warm color temperature LEDs having a color temperature of 2400-4000 Kelvin;
a second array of LEDs comprising cool color temperature LEDs having a color temperature of 4000-8000 Kelvin;
wherein the first array of LEDs and the second array of LEDs are configured to emit light in a first direction;
an ambient light sensor configured to detect an intensity and a color temperature of ambient light;
a processor configured to:
receive an output from the ambient light sensor, the output representative of the intensity and color temperature of ambient light; and
adjust, based on the output, an intensity and color temperature of the first array of LEDs and the second array of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,609,653

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RELAY COMMUNICATION IN A USER EQUIPMENT OR A BASE STATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method for a base station for relay communication, comprising:transmitting first information, the first information comprising a first power value and a first coefficient;
wherein the product of the first power value and the first coefficient is used to determine a transmission power of a first wireless signal; a transmitter of the first wireless signal is a first node.

US Pat. No. 10,608,390

MEDICAL LEAD CONNECTORS WITH CONTACT ELECTRODES

BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, IN...

1. A lead connector comprising:a base member, wherein the base member comprises a spring located on an opposite side of a flexible circuit from an array of ball contacts;
the flexible circuit disposed on the base member and comprising a plurality of electrical contacts;
a casing comprising a bottom casing and a cover member, wherein the bottom casing comprises an array of receptacles at least partially open to a surface of the flexible circuit and aligned with the plurality of electrical contacts on the flexible circuit, and wherein the cover member comprises a slot opening configured to receive a lead stylet; and
the array of ball contacts positioned in the array of receptacles within the bottom casing;
wherein when the lead stylet is inserted into the lead connector via the slot opening on the cover member, the lead stylet pushes the array of ball contacts downward to make electrical contact with the plurality of electrical contacts on the flexible circuit, and a portion of the lead stylet extends beyond an edge of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,606,677

METHOD OF RETRIEVING DEBUGGING DATA IN UEFI AND COMPUTER SYSTEM THEREOF

AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTER...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving a debug retrieval request to retrieve a debug status data during execution of a UEFI firmware of a computer system, wherein the debug retrieval request is received during one of subsequent phases after a SEC phase;
initiating a debug aggregation function in response to the debug retrieval request;
aggregating the debug status data into a data token, wherein the debug aggregation function starts collecting or gathering the debug status data that are generated after the debug retrieval request is received; and
retrieving the debug status data during a security (SEC), pre-EFI initialization environment (PEI), driver execution environment (DXE), or boot device selection (BDS) stage of execution of the UEFI firmware, wherein a second debug status data is retrieved during the same or different stage that the stage the debug status data is retrieved, and the debug status data and the second debug status data are aggregated into the data token.

US Pat. No. 10,605,860

IDENTIFYING LANE ERRORS USING A PSEUDO-RANDOM BINARY SEQUENCE

Credo Technology Group Li...

1. A device comprising:a first die comprising a pseudo-random binary sequence (“PRBS”) generator that outputs test signals on parallel lanes, the test signals comprising n bits of a PRBS generated by the PRBS generator and output in parallel, one bit per lane, where n is a power of two; and
a second die comprising a PRBS checker that compares at least a portion of the test signals with reference signals to identify a particular lane associated with an error.

US Pat. No. 10,603,886

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LIGHTWEIGHT LAMINATE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A method of producing a laminated article comprising:arranging first and second discrete layers to be freely in contact with each other within a die, wherein the first discrete layer comprises a laminated first skin and a first core and the second discrete layer comprises a laminated second skin and a second core, the first skin and the second skin each having a respective stiffness that is greater than a stiffness of the first core or a stiffness of the second core;
forming via the die a shaped article from the layers such that the layers move relative to each other during the forming; and
laminating the shaped article.

US Pat. No. 10,603,597

ARTICLE EJECTION STRUCTURE

SPIN MASTER LTD., Toront...

1. An article ejection structure, comprising:a housing;
a first biasing member positioned in the housing, the first biasing member having a first biasing force biasing the first biasing member toward a first neutral position to drive a rupture structure to rupture the housing, the rupture structure comprising an article positioned in the housing;
a release member restricting the first biasing member from moving toward the first neutral position when the release member is in a lock state, the release member being conditionable to a release state, in which the release member at least partially releases the first biasing member to move toward the first neutral position and drive the ejection structure to rupture the housing; and
a second biasing member positioned in the housing, the second biasing member having a second biasing force biasing the second biasing member toward a second neutral position to drive the article at least partially out of the housing when the housing is ruptured after driving of the rupture structure by the first biasing member has terminated.
US Pat. No. 10,606,173

PHOTOSENSITIVE SILOXANE COMPOSITION

AZ Electronic Materials (...

1. A composition comprising:an alkali-soluble resin which is a polymer comprising a carboxyl-containing polymerization unit and an alkoxysilyl-containing polymerization unit,
a polysiloxane,
a diazonaphthoquinone derivative,
a compound generating acid or base when exposed to heat or light, and
a solvent and
wherein said compound generating acid or base when exposed to heat or light is a photo acid- or base-generator whose absorbance ratio at 365 nm/436 nm or at 365 nm/405 nm is 5/1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,609,844

POWER CONVERTER

HONG KONG APPLIED SCIENCE...

1. A power converter, comprising:a bottom substrate;
a circuit board;
a plurality of surface mounting devices that are rigid and of the same height, wherein the surface mounting devices include input/output capacitors and snubber circuits that are configured to connect the bottom substrate with the circuit board mechanically and electrically;
at least one flexible substrate; and
at least one side substrate that is connected with the bottom substrate by the flexible substrate and forms an angle with the bottom substrate;
a power switching circuit that is mounted on the side substrate; and
a housing that encapsulates the bottom substrate, the flexible substrate, the side substrate, and the power switching circuit,
wherein the bottom substrate and the side substrate are rigid, the flexible substrate provides electrical connection between the bottom substrate and the side substrate,
wherein the power switching circuit is mounted on an external surface of the side substrate that faces towards outside of the housing, and forms part of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,609,811

CIRCUIT DEVICE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit device comprising:a heat dissipation member;
a conductor that is placed on the heat dissipation member with an insulation member interposed therebetween;
a circuit component that is electrically connected to the conductor and generates heat;
a circuit board that is placed on the conductor; and
a control element that is placed on the circuit board and outputs a control signal for controlling operation of the circuit component,
wherein the heat dissipation member includes:
a first placement portion that includes a flat plate on which the conductor is placed and a projecting plate that projects from an edge portion of the flat plate in a direction perpendicular to a plate surface of the flat plate; and
a first extension portion that extends from a plate surface of the projecting plate of the first placement portion,
the circuit board includes:
a second placement portion that is placed on the conductor and is arranged such that the conductor and the insulation member are sandwiched between the first placement portion and the second placement portion; and
a second extension portion that extends from the second placement portion, is located opposite to and is spaced apart from the first extension portion,
the control element is placed on the second extension portion,
the circuit device further includes:
a reinforcement member that is arranged between the first extension portion and the second extension portion, is bonded to the second extension portion, and reinforces the circuit board; and
a connector that is provided on the second extension portion and is electrically connected to the control element,
a distance between the first extension portion and the second extension portion is longer than a distance between the first placement portion and the second placement portion, the control element is located opposite to air with the second extension portion of the circuit board interposed therebetween, and the connector is located opposite to air with the second extension portion of the circuit board and the reinforcement member interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,609,805

CARTRIDGE FOR A LIQUID-COOLED PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A torch head for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch, the torch head comprising:a torch body; and
a torch insulator having a substantially non-electrically-conductive insulator body, the torch insulator coupled to the torch body, the torch insulator including:
a first liquid coolant channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to conduct a fluid flow from the torch head into a consumable cartridge along a first preexisting flow path;
a first liquid return channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to return at least a portion of the fluid flow from the cartridge to the torch head along the first preexisting flow path; and
a gas channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to conduct a first gas flow from the torch head to the cartridge along a second preexisting flow path,
wherein the first and second preexisting flow paths are fluidly isolated from each other, and wherein the first liquid coolant channel and the first liquid return channel are radially non-concentric about and radially offset in relation to a central longitudinal axis of the insulator body.

US Pat. No. 10,609,762

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT IMPROVING BACKHAUL OF SENSOR AND OTHER DATA TO REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEM NETWORK

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method comprising:generating a tag-sensor correlator indicative of an association between a sensor and a radio frequency (RF) location tag, wherein:
the sensor includes a first transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit signals to a first type of wireless receiver,
the RF location tag includes a second transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit blink data packets to a second type of wireless receiver different than the first type of wireless receiver, and
the second type of wireless receiver is configured to measure times of arrival corresponding to the blink data packets;
generating, using the sensor, sensor data including an environmental measurement; transmitting the environmental measurement from the sensor directly to the first type of wireless receiver;
generating sensor metadata that identifies the sensor data: and
transmitting the sensor metadata from the sensor to the RF location tag, wherein the RF location tag is to transmit the sensor metadata to the second type of wireless receiver, and the tag-sensor correlator is used by a processor to associate the environmental measurement with location data derived from the blink data packets transmitted by the second transmitter and generated by the RF location tag.

US Pat. No. 10,609,443

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR DISCOVERING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATED TO VIDEO CONTENT

Tagflix Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for presenting contextual information related to a video, the method comprising: receiving contextual information related to one or more frames in a video currently being displayed in a user interface on a display screen; modifying an amplitude of a video scrubber based on an amount of video metadata received based on a fingerprint of the frame or scene currently being displayed; displaying, in a first portion of the user interface, the video scrubber with portions of the video scrubber displaced vertically reflecting the modified amplitude; receiving event information representing a user selection of a portion of the video scrubber; and displaying, in a second portion of the user interface, a plurality of data points related to the frame being displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,608,858

ZERO TAIL AND UNIQUE WORD BASED WAVEFORMS FOR DFT-S OFDM AND OFDM

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:an antenna; and
a processor operatively coupled to the antenna; wherein:
the processor is configured to receive modulated data symbols and zeros in a frequency-domain;
the processor is further configured to map, in the frequency-domain, the modulated data symbols and zeros in an interleaved manner to sub-carriers within a resource allocation;
the processor is further configured to generate a time-domain data signal based on the mapped sub-carriers;
the processor is further configured to generate a time-domain cancellation signal by sign inverting and repeating a predetermined number of time-domain samples at a tail portion of the time-domain data signal;
the processor is further configured to combine the time-domain data signal and the time-domain cancellation signal to generate an exact zero tail data signal, wherein the exact zero tail data signal has a zero tail length equal to the predetermined number of time-domain samples; and
the processor and the antenna are configured to transmit the exact zero tail data signal.

US Pat. No. 10,608,377

ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTION

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. An electrical plug connection comprising:a plug connector; and
an associated counterpart mating plug connector,
wherein the plug connector is adapted to be plugged together in a plug direction with the mating plug connector for producing an electrical plug connection,
wherein the plug connector has a first locking mechanism and the mating plug connector has a second locking mechanism,
wherein the plug connector is adapted to be fixed to the mating plug connector by a positive connection of the first locking mechanism with the second locking mechanism,
wherein, in an unlocking operation, a fixation is disengaged by manual actuation of an unlocking element movably mounted on the plug connector or on the mating plug connector such that the unlocking element mechanically acts on the first and/or the second locking mechanism when operated manually,
wherein the unlocking element is pivotally mounted about a pivot axis on the plug connector or the mating plug connector,
wherein on a first side of the pivot axis, the unlocking element comprises a manual actuating region, which is configured for manual actuation of the unlocking element, and on a second side of the pivot axis, has a projecting actuating lug via which the first and/or second locking mechanism is mechanically deflectable in the unlocking operation, and
wherein a component of the plug connector and mating plug connector having the unlocking element comprises at least one spring-loaded terminal connection for clamping an electrical conductor to a clamping point via a spring force, and wherein the spring-loaded terminal connection is movable from a closed position to an open position by an actuating element of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,607,565

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ENABLING UPDATE IN CONVERTOR THAT CONNECTS WITH FIRST DISPLAY DEVICE WITHOUT CONNECTING FIRST DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING ...

1. An information processing device comprising:a convertor that:
includes a path that connects with a first display device,
executes a control program to convert an input video signal as a digital signal into an analog signal and output the converted signal, and
when having received a first notification querying for a connection state of the first display device and when having detected a resistance value corresponding to a state where the first display device is connected on the path, transmits a second notification that the first display device is connected;
a display controller that:
outputs the video signal as the digital signal to the convertor,
transmits the first notification to the convertor when having received an instruction to update the control program, and
updates the control program when having received, from the convertor, the second notification as a response to the transmitted first notification; and
a resistance changer that connects a dummy resistor to the path and causes the path to have the resistance value corresponding to the state where the first display device is connected when the convertor has received the first notification and does not detect the resistance value corresponding to the state where the first display device is connected on the path.

US Pat. No. 10,605,907

MOTION DETECTION BY A CENTRAL CONTROLLER USING BEAMFORMING DYNAMIC INFORMATION

Cognitive Systems Corp., ...

1. A motion detection method, comprising:receiving, at a second wireless communication device, wireless signals transmitted through a space from a first wireless communication device;
generating dynamic beamforming information based on the wireless signals; and
by operation of the second wireless communication device, performing one of:
using the dynamic beamforming information to detect motion in the space; or
transmitting the dynamic beamforming information to the first wireless communication device for use in detecting motion in the space;
wherein detecting motion in the space comprises:
generating spatial maps based on the dynamic beamforming information, and
analyzing changes in the spatial maps over time.

US Pat. No. 10,605,191

PRECISE DETERMINING OF THE INJECTION QUANTITY OF FUEL INJECTORS

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A method for determining an injection quantity of a fuel injector having a solenoid drive, for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:determining a first time at which an injection process of the fuel injector starts;
determining a second time at which the injection process of the fuel injector ends;
calculating a model on the basis of the first time and the second time, which model represents a position of a nozzle needle of the fuel injector as a function of the time;
calculating the injection quantity on the basis of the model and a relationship between the position of the nozzle needle and a through flow rate through the fuel injector; and
injecting the calculated injection quantity of fuel into the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,603,730

METHOD OF PRODUCING A WORKPIECE HAVING A DESIRED GEAR GEOMETRY

1. A method of producing a workpiece having a desired gear geometry by means of a suitably dressed tool, comprising:specifying the desired gear geometry of the workpiece;
selecting a combination of a dresser and a tool which can produce the desired gear geometry of the workpiece at least within a permitted tolerance, a step of selecting the combination of the dresser and the tool comprising a sub-step of selecting the tool with respect to its macrogeometry, including with respect to at least one out of a number of starts, a diameter, and a profile angle of the tool;
dressing the tool with the dresser in line contact; and
producing the desired gear geometry of the workpiece at least within the permitted tolerance by machining the workpiece with the dressed tool.

US Pat. No. 10,603,711

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ALLOY INGOT

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., N...

1. A method for manufacturing a round-rod shaped alloy ingot by hot forging, comprising:suspending a primary alloy ingot having a round-rod shape in a columnar mold while one end of the primary alloy ingot is held;
pouring a molten metal formed of a heat-retaining metal into the columnar mold so as to apply a coating of the heat-retaining metal to the entire circumference of the primary alloy ingot, to obtain a forging alloy ingot, the coating comprising an excess thickness at an end portion of the primary alloy ingot opposite the one end;
taking the forging alloy ingot out from the columnar mold;
subjecting the forging alloy ingot to a one-way hot forging while gripping the excess thickness at the end portion of the forging alloy ingot as a gripping portion; and
removing the coating of the heat-retaining metal.

US Pat. No. 10,602,867

ELECTRICALLY-POWERED PROGRAMMABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS

BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC., N...

1. A method comprising:collecting solar energy via a photovoltaic panel connected to a storage container, wherein the photovoltaic panel is positioned to be exposed to sunlight and convert sunlight into electric power;
storing the electric power at a battery disposed within the storage container;
detecting, using an insertion door sensor, a position of an insertion door of the storage container to yield a detected position of the insertion door;
triggering a package sensor based on the detected position of the insertion door, the package sensor configured to detect a presence of a package of a plurality of packages stored in the storage container when the insertion door is in an open position;
triggering an inventory sensor when an access door sensor associated with an access door to a supply compartment detects that the access door is in an open position, wherein the inventory sensor is configured to detect a presence of packaging materials contained within the supply compartment; and
monitoring, via a controlling component, usage information of the storage container, the usage information comprising a respective weight of the plurality of packages deposited within the storage container.
US Pat. No. 10,608,880

VLAN PORT SIGNALING

HIRSCHMANN AUTOMATION AND...

1. A method of operating a network in whichdevices each having several ports are interconnected to one another via cables each connected to a respective one of the ports for data transmission,
each port has a signaling means that can be switched between at least two signaling states, and
a plurality of the ports have the same configuration, the method comprising the steps of:
bringing all the signaling means of those ports of the network devices that have the same configuration into a signaling state that can be identified as belonging together; and
controlling the signaling means via network management software that has access to or is integrated into the network after a configuration to be indicated has been selected beforehand in the network management software and set for signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,609,828

ELASTIC SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An elastic support structure for a display module, comprising at least one first support member and at least one second support member, wherein the first support member is formed integrally with the second support member, and a first angle is formed between the first support member and the second support member, the first angle is variable, to enable the elastic support structure to provide elastic support;wherein each of the first angles is within a range of 40° to 70°, in an initial state where no external force is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,609,822

JETTING DEVICES WITH CONTROL VALVE-ENABLED VARIABLE AIR FLOW AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING AIR FLOW

Mycronic AB, Taby (SE)

1. A device configured to jet one or more droplets of a viscous medium, the device comprising:a jetting nozzle having a jetting outlet, the jetting nozzle configured to jet the one or more droplets through the jetting outlet;
a vacuum nozzle configured to direct a gaseous flow over the jetting outlet, the vacuum nozzle including a vacuum nozzle inlet, a vacuum nozzle outlet, and a suction hole, the jetting nozzle further configured to jet the one or more droplets through the suction hole via the jetting outlet;
a vacuum pump in flow communication with the vacuum nozzle outlet, the vacuum pump configured to generate the gaseous flow based on drawing a gaseous fluid into the vacuum nozzle and further towards the vacuum pump via the vacuum nozzle outlet; and
an inlet conduit coupled to the vacuum nozzle inlet, such that the inlet conduit is between the vacuum nozzle inlet and an ambient environment, the inlet conduit including a control valve, the control valve configured to control a flow rate of the gaseous flow through the vacuum nozzle outlet based on adjusting a smallest diameter of the inlet conduit between an open diameter and a constricted diameter,
wherein the open diameter of the inlet conduit is greater than a smallest diameter of the suction hole.

US Pat. No. 10,609,796

PROGRAMMABLE FEED-FORWARD REGULATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A regulation circuit comprising:a forward loop connectable to a primary side of a transformer, the forward loop sampling a load current at the primary side of a transformer as a half waveform proportional to the load current, the forward loop providing a first output connectable to a controller configured to regulate a solid state driver; and
a feedback loop connectable to a secondary side of a transformer, the feedback loop providing a second output connectable to a controller configured to regulate the solid state driver;wherein the forward loop comprises:a half-bridge shunt circuit having a shunt circuit input and a shunt circuit output;
a first series resistor having a first lead connected to the output of the half-bridge shunt circuit and a second lead; and
a converter having an input connected to the second lead of the first series resistor and an output comprising the first output to regulate a solid state driver.

US Pat. No. 10,609,779

LED CIRCUIT WITH COLOR TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. An LED light apparatus with color temperature adjustment, comprising:a first LED string group, comprising a first LED string and a second LED string, both the first LED string and the second LED string having a first color temperature;
a second LED string group, comprising a third LED string and a forth LED string, both the third LED string and the forth LED string having a second color temperature; and
a switch assembly, for controlling switching between a serial and parallel connection of the first LED string and the second LED string, and controlling switching between a serial and parallel connection of the third LED string and the forth LED string.

US Pat. No. 10,609,778

LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a control component configured to receive at least a demagnetization signal, a sensed signal and a reference signal and to generate a control signal based on at least information associated with the demagnetization signal, the sensed signal and the reference signal; and
a logic and driving component configured to receive at least the control signal and output a drive signal to a switch based on at least information associated with the control signal;
wherein:
the switch is connected to a first diode terminal of a diode and a first inductor terminal of an inductor, the diode further including a second diode terminal, the inductor further including a second inductor terminal;
the second diode terminal and the second inductor terminal are configured to provide at least the output current to the one or more light emitting diodes; and
the control signal is configured to keep an average output current at a constant magnitude so that the average output current does not change over time.

US Pat. No. 10,609,759

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING DUPLICATED E-RABS FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving, by an eNodeB (eNB), a user equipment (UE) context release command message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the eNB to a mobility management entity (MME), an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearers (E-RAB) modification indication message including several E-RAB identifiers (IDs) set to a same value; and
receiving, by the eNB from the MME, the UE context release command message with a cause value.

US Pat. No. 10,609,715

CHANNEL FEEDBACK PRECEDING DOWNLINK DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN CELLULAR IOT SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:transmitting a first information message to a base station, wherein the first information message is used by the base station for transmitting data to the UE based on a first channel condition between the UE and the base station;
receiving a message from the base station, wherein the message indicates a first dedicated resource for a scheduled downlink transmission from the base station;
determining whether to transmit a second information message on a second dedicated resource for uplink transmission based on the first information message and the first dedicated resource for the scheduled downlink transmission, wherein the second information message includes a transmit power or a transmit power correction factor; and
transmitting the second information message to the base station, wherein the second information message is used by the base station for transmitting data during the scheduled downlink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,609,713

METHODS TO INDICATE TIME DOMAIN RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL BEFORE RRC CONNECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, at the UE, an indication of a time domain resource allocation table to use for one or more Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) transmissions, wherein the UE is not in a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connected mode when the UE is receiving the indication; and
determining, based on the received indication, the time domain resource allocation table to use for the one or more PDSCH transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,609,658

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

5. A communication processing method for performing a process in the second layer by a computer, in a communication apparatus that communicates with a counterpart apparatus in accordance with a hierarchical communication protocol that includes a first layer and a second layer higher than the first layer,wherein the communication apparatus includes a communication processor configured to perform processes in the first layer, and
wherein the processes performed in the first layer include
a packet retransmission process for, when an error in a packet is detected in the communication apparatus on a receiving side, sending a request to retransmit the same packet from the communication apparatus on the receiving side to the counterpart apparatus on a transmitting side, and retransmitting the same packet from the counterpart apparatus on the transmitting side in response to the request,
a received signal strength obtaining process for obtaining received signal strength in response to a first command from the second layer, and
a disconnection process for terminating connection with the counterpart apparatus in response to a second command from the second layer, and
the communication processing method comprising:
measuring a continuous period of time during which a notification, to be sent from the first layer to the second layer while the communication apparatus is connected to the counterpart apparatus, is not output from the first communication processor,
repeating a received signal strength checking process a plurality of times at intervals of a second duration in a case where the measured period of time has reached a first duration, and
inputting the second command into the first communication processor, in a case where the received signal strength is below a threshold in the received signal strength checking process repeated the plurality of times and the notification is not sent from the first communication processor in at least a predetermined period of time that includes a period of time during which the received signal strength checking process is repeated the plurality of times,
wherein, in the received signal strength checking process repeated the plurality of times, the first command is input into the first communication processor, and received signal strength that is obtained by the first communication processor in response to the first command is compared to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,609,614

ACTIVE SET UPDATE (ASU) WITH HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL (HS-DSCH) INFORMATION

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method performed by user equipment, comprising:receiving an active set update message from a radio network controller while communicating with the radio network controller in a current serving high-speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) cell, the active set update message comprising a first part of information configured to order the user equipment to make one or more of the following modifications to an active set of a connection: adding a radio link to the active set, and removing a radio link from the active set;
modifying the active set according to the first part of information of the active set update message;
checking whether the received active set update message includes a serving HS-DSCH indicator indicating a new serving HS-DSCH radio link of a new serving HS-DSCH cell and a new HS-DSCH Radio Network Temporary Identifier (New H-RNTI);
checking whether the received active set update message also includes HS-SCCH information and HARQ information;
responsive to the received active set update message including the serving HS-DSCH indicator and the New H-RNTI, performing a serving HS-DSCH cell change from the current serving HS-DSCH cell to the new serving HS-DSCH cell, with the new serving HS-DSCH radio link indicated by the serving HS-DSCH indicator in the received active set update message as a serving HS-DSCH radio link of the new serving HS-DSCH cell;
responsive to the received active set update message also including HS-SCCH information, receiving HS-SCCH according to a HS-SCCH channelization code provided by the HS-SCCH information; and
responsive to the received active set update message also including HARQ information, configuring the MAC-hs entity according to a number of HARQ processes provided by the HARQ information.

US Pat. No. 10,609,455

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:one or more hardware processors configured to:
acquire, using speech recognition, target sentence data comprising a plurality of morphemes, and a speech generation time of each morpheme from the plurality of morphemes;
determine a display time according to a difference between a confirmed sentence of which a user's correction for the target sentence data is confirmed and a second confirmed sentence of a previous speech generation time;
assign the display time to the confirmed sentence; and
output the confirmed sentence based on the display time to a display.

US Pat. No. 10,609,432

SERVER AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DISPLAY OF A DIGITAL CONTENT ON A PLURALITY OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Broadsign Serv LLC, St. ...

1. A method for synchronizing display of a digital content on a plurality of computing devices, the method comprising:storing by a processing unit of a server in a memory of the server a plurality of digital content identifiers identifying a corresponding plurality of digital contents;
determining by the processing unit of the server based on one or more criterion a given digital content among the plurality of digital contents to be displayed synchronously on respective displays of the plurality of computing devices, the given digital content being identified by a corresponding given digital content identifier among the plurality of digital content identifiers;
transmitting by the processing unit of the server a synchronization request to the plurality of computing devices, the synchronization request comprising the given digital content identifier;
determining by the processing unit of the server a number of negative responses received from the plurality of computing devices in response to the synchronization request, each negative response being indicative of one among the plurality of computing devices not being capable of displaying the given digital content, the number of negative responses received being an integer comprised between 0 and N where N is the number of computing devices; and
if the number of negative responses received reaches a threshold, transmitting by the processing unit of the server a new synchronization request to the plurality of computing devices, the new synchronization request comprising the given digital content identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,609,408

VIDEO DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM USING ENCODING INFORMATION DERIVED FROM A PREVIOUS FRAME IN A SEQUENCE OF VIDEO FRAMES

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method of decoding frames of a sequence of frames of video data, the sequence of frames of video data being provided as a bitstream of encoded video image data representing the sequence of frames of video data, the method comprising, for a current frame that the bitstream of encoded video image data represents:parsing the encoded video image data for the current frame to derive for each block that the current frame has been divided into for encoding purposes, a set of encoding information;
providing the encoding information derived from the encoded video image data for the current frame for use to decode the encoded video image data for the current frame to provide output video image data for the current frame; and
feeding back encoding information from the set of encoding information derived for the current frame for use when parsing the encoded video image data of a next frame in the sequence of frames encoded in the bitstream;
wherein the feeding back of the encoding information derived for the current frame comprises feeding back for each block of data that the current frame has been divided into for encoding purposes, at least an encoding indicator;
wherein the feeding back of the encoding indicator for a block of the current frame comprises, when the encoding indicators for the blocks of the current frame were disabled when encoding the video image data for the current frame, feeding back the encoding indicator derived from the encoded video image data for a previous frame in the sequence of frames for the block of the current frame to use when parsing the encoded video image data of the next frame in a sequence of frames encoded in the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,609,395

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO CODING ARCHITECTURES WITH MULTIPLE OPERATING MODES

VID SCALE, Inc., Wilming...

1. A high dynamic range (HDR) signal processing device comprising:a processor configured to:
receive a video signal and an operating mode indication configured to indicate a format of the video signal;
determine whether to perform adaptive reshaping on the video signal based on the operating mode indication, wherein the processor is configured to determine to perform the adaptive reshaping on a condition that the operating mode indicates that the video signal is in an HDR format, and determine to bypass the adaptive reshaping on a condition that the operating mode indicates that the video signal is in a non-HDR format;
determine whether to perform color gamut mapping on the video signal based on the operating mode indication, wherein the processor is configured to determine to perform the color gamut mapping on a condition that the operating mode indicates that the video signal is in the non-HDR format, and determine to bypass the color gamut mapping on a condition that the operating mode indicates that the video signal is in the HDR format; and
process the video signal based on the determination of whether to perform adaptive reshaping and the determination of whether to perform color gamut mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,609,148

SMART VEHICLE

1. A car, comprising:a lidar or long-range radar in a front of the
car; a multi-focal camera in the front;
one or more thermal imager(s) in the front or rear of the car;
a processor coupled to the lidar, radar, multi-focal camera and thermal imagers, the processor running a plurality of trained neural networks for navigation, wherein processor controls the car;
side cameras, side sonars or side radars coupled to the processor for blind spot detection, rear traffic alert, and parking;
rear cameras, rear sonars or rear radars coupled to the processor for blind spot detection, rear traffic alert, and parking; and
rolling wheels at a car bottom to facilitate lateral parking movement into a parking spot as guided by side sensors including sonar and camera sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,608,969

CONTEXT BASED VIRTUAL AREA CREATION

Sococo, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A method in a network communications environment comprising a network service implemented by one or more computers, the method comprising by the network service:responsive to a request received from a network node of a first communicant, associating a source of live streaming data with a display component of a graphical user interface comprising a graphical representation of a virtual area, wherein the live streaming data comprises a live video capture stream, a live screen capture stream, and a live audio capture stream;
transmitting, to each of one or more requesting network nodes of one or more other communicants, a respective specification of the graphical user interface comprising a first display area for the display component and a second display area for a text chat component;
establishing respective presences for the first communicant and the one or more other communicants in the virtual area;
publishing visual streaming data comprising the live video capture stream and the live screen capture stream in the first display area, publishing chat streams sourced from the network node of the first communicant and the one or more requesting network nodes of the one or more other communicants in the second display area, and publishing the live audio capture stream on a global channel to which the one or more requesting network nodes of the one or more other communicants who are present in the virtual area can subscribe.

US Pat. No. 10,608,884

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DEVICE COMPATIBILITY INFORMATION

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device compatibility service node, an alert indicating a potential device compatibility request potentially originating from a service platform that provides a service, the alert comprising device identification data associated with a client that is requesting to access the service, the potential device compatibility request corresponding to an actual device compatibility request that has not yet been received at the device compatibility service node;
preparing to respond to the potential device compatibility request before the actual device compatibility request is received at the device compatibility service node; and
sending, from the device compatibility service node, the response to the service platform after the actual device compatibility request is received.

US Pat. No. 10,608,638

LOGIC DRIVE USING STANDARD COMMODITY PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IC CHIPS

iCometrue Company Ltd., ...

1. A field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) integrated-circuit (IC) chip comprising:a programmable logic circuit configured to be programmed to perform a logic operation, comprising a plurality of input points for a first input data set for the logic operation, a plurality of first memory cells configured to store a plurality of resulting values of a look-up table (LUT), a multiplexer configured to select, in accordance with the first input data set, a resulting value from the plurality of resulting values of the look-up table (LUT) as an output data for the logic operation, and an output point for the output data for the logic operation;
a plurality of I/O ports; and
at least one I/O-port selection pad configured to select a first port from the plurality of I/O ports in a first clock cycle to pass a first information associated with the first input data set to the plurality of input points of the programmable logic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,608,607

AUDIO POWER SOURCE WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

Biamp Systems, LLC, Beav...

1. Power delivery circuitry to deliver power to an audio device, the power delivery circuitry comprising:a limited power input connected to the audio device;
a power transformer, a power storage device, and a voltage regulator connected between the limited power input and the audio device;
a power limiter connected between the limited power input and the transformer to monitor input power to the transformer based on an input of a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller connected to the power limiter, the PWM controller being connected between the power limiter and the audio source via a first electrical path that passes through the storage device and the voltage regulator; and
an error amplifier connected to the power transformer and between the audio device and the PWM controller, the error amplifier being configured to output, based on a detected current from the power transformer, a signal to the PWM controller to cause the power transformer to reduce output current and to cause the power storage device to provide power to the audio device.

US Pat. No. 10,607,959

DISCHARGE EXAMINATION DEVICE, WIRE-BONDING APPARATUS, AND DISCHARGE EXAMINATION METHOD

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A discharge examination device for examining a discharge of a wire-bonding apparatus that applies a voltage between an electrode and a wire to procure the discharge therebetween, wherein the discharge is examined based on a discharge current generated between the electrode and a tip of the wire,the discharge examination device comprising:
a voltage detection unit configured to detect the voltage being applied between the electrode and the wire to procure the discharge therebetween;
a current detection unit configured to detect the discharge current flowing through the wire;
a timer unit configured to measure a discharge detection time based on a first time point at start of the application of the voltage between the electrode and the wire and a second time point at start of the detection of the discharge current, wherein the discharge detection time is a time period from the first time point to the second time point; and
a discharge determination unit configured to determine that a distance between the electrode and the tip of the wire is above or below a predetermined threshold based on the discharge detection time, wherein a discharge abnormal signal is output to the wire-bonding apparatus when determined that the distance between the electrode and the tip of the wire is above or below the predetermined threshold so as to stop an operation of the wire-bonding apparatus,
wherein the discharge detection time in which an extending length of the tip of the wire is shorter than a predetermined length of the tip of the wire during a normal discharge is greater than the discharge detection time in which the extending length of the tip of the wire is longer than the predetermined length of the tip of the wire during the normal discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,607,758

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR AS WELL AS ACTUATING SYSTEM

ETO Magnetic GmbH, Stock...

1. An electromagnetic positioning device (1), having a stationary spool unit (9), having a moveably guided anchor (2), which forms a positioning section (14) and which can be axially displaced along a displacement axis (V) in response to supplying the spool unit (9) with current, as well as having a one-part cup-shaped yoke-core element (3), which receives the anchor (2) and which comprises a core section (5) as well as a yoke section (6) and which has a yoke-core bottom (4) extending perpendicular to the displacement axis (V) and a yoke-core sheath extending perpendicular to the yoke-core bottom (4) along the displacement axis (V), a longitudinally cut transition area (8) reduced in thickness and arranged between the core section (5) and the yoke section (6) being realized in the yoke-core sheath,whereina guide pin (17) for the anchor (2) is fixed in a guide pin recess (18) in the yoke-core bottom (4) and protrudes axially into a guide opening (13) of the anchor (2) and can be displaced relative to the anchor (2) during its displacement movement.

US Pat. No. 10,607,566

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING DISPLAY LIGHT INTENSITY OF A DISPLAY DEVICE

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. A measurement method using a measurement system, whereinthe measurement system comprises
a measurement device connected to an optical sensor; and
a tablet information terminal independent from the measurement device and configured to communicate with the measurement device via a network communication, and
optionally comprises an information processing device configured to communicate with the measurement device via the network communication, wherein
the measurement device is connected to the optical sensor without passing through the tablet information terminal,
a measurement engine is on operation in the measurement device,
a Web server is on operation in the measurement device or the information processing device, and
a Web browser is on operation in the information terminal, and
the method comprises the steps of:
in response to a content request by the Web browser, transmitting, by the Web server and via the network communication, to the information terminal, content comprising an image for adjustment and display control information, the display control information including next image identification information to identify an image for adjustment to be displayed next and interval information which indicates content request interval set in accordance with measurement timing of the optical sensor;
each time the information terminal receives the content, displaying, by the Web browser, the image for adjustment included in the content on a display unit of the information terminal;
measuring, by the measurement engine, light intensity of the display unit displaying the image for adjustment using the optical sensor and inputting the measured light intensity to the measurement device; and
transmitting, by the Web browser, a next content request to the Web server every time the content request interval passes; and
when the Web server receives the next content request and after the measurement is completed and the measured light intensity is input into the measurement device, causing, by the measurement engine, the Web server to change the content to be transmitted into that including an image for adjustment to be displayed next, in accordance with the next image identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,607,442

UNIFIED DIGITAL WALLET

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A standalone digital wallet manager managing a plurality of balances of funds associated with a plurality of players of one or more gaming systems, comprising:one or more processors;
one or more memory devices coupled to the one or more processors;
one or more data storage devices utilizing one or more data models;
an input interface and an output interface;
a plurality of software services operated by the one or more processors and deployed over a representational state transfer (REST) service utilizing a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), each of the software services responding to request or response calls over the REST service;
a request queue receiving asynchronous request calls from at least one of the plurality of software services via the input interface;
a response queue holding response calls from at least one of the plurality of software services for communication to the output interface;
a storage queue feeding the one or more data storage devices the plurality of balances of funds associated with the plurality of players of one or more gaming systems; and
a ledger service coupled to the storage queue, the response queue, and the request queue, the ledger service managing access to the balances of funds stored in the storage queue, wherein each of the request queue, the response queue, and the storage queue is immutable such that all new entries to the queue are appended sequentially to the queue and no edits or deletion of any existing entries in the queue is permitted.

US Pat. No. 10,606,606

MULTI-PLATFORM FIRMWARE SUPPORT

AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTER...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating a single firmware image that supports multiple hardware platforms, comprising:receiving a first platform-specific firmware image containing executable code, the first platform-specific firmware image comprising a plurality of executable files for implementing a firmware for a first computing platform;
receiving a second platform-specific firmware image containing executable code, the second platform-specific firmware image comprising a plurality of executable files for implementing a firmware for a second computing platform;
identifying executable files that are the same in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the first computing platform and in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the second computing platform;
identifying executable files contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the first computing platform that are not contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the second computing platform;
identifying executable files contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the second computing platform that are not contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the first computing platform; and
creating a single multi-platform firmware image by:
storing the executable files that are the same in the first platform-specific firmware image containing executable code and the second platform-specific firmware image in a first volume of the single multi-platform firmware image;
storing the executable files contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the first computing platform that are not contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the second computing platform in a second volume of the single multi-platform firmware image that is nested inside the first volume; and
storing the executable files contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the second computing platform that are not contained in the plurality of executable files for implementing the firmware for the first computing platform in a third volume of the single multi-platform firmware image that is nested inside the first volume.

US Pat. No. 10,606,547

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. An electronic device capable of generating an action feedback, wherein the electronic device comprises:an audio reception circuit for receiving an audio data;
a processing circuit for performing an audio feature analysis on the audio data to obtain audio feature data, and determining a corresponding action event according to the audio feature data to generate an action control signal corresponding to the action event;
at least one movable component for performing the action event in response to the action control signal;
a realistic scenic component for performing a realistic scenic special effect in response to a realistic scenic control signal; and
wherein the realistic scenic control signal corresponding to the action event is generated by the processing circuit, the realistic scenic special effect comprises at least one of analog water dance change or analog torch change, and the analog water dance change is generated through changing a light color by the processing circuit;
wherein the electronic device determines whether a quantity of other electronic devices is over a limit if the quantity of other electronic devices is over the limit, then the electronic device enters a multi-player interactive mode; if the quantity of other electronic devices is not over the limit, then the electronic device enters a single mode;
using the same audio data, a feedback action generated by the electronic device under the multi-player interactive mode is different from that generated under the single mode.

US Pat. No. 10,605,154

METHOD OF CLEANING A CHARGE AIR COOLER AND AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

WARTSILA FINLAND OY, Vaa...

1. A method of cleaning a charge air cooler of a turbocharged internal combustion engine, the engine having:a cylinder block with at least one cylinder;
at least one cylinder head;
an exhaust manifold arranged in connection with the at least one cylinder head;
a charge air receiver arranged in connection with the at least one cylinder head;
at least one turbocharger with a turbine connected to the exhaust gas manifold and a compressor connected to the charge air receiver;
a high temperature (HT-) charge air cooler and a low temperature (LT-) charge air cooler arranged between the compressor and the charge air receiver, the HT- and LT-charge air coolers each having heat exchange surfaces;
the LT-charge air cooler being a part of an LT-cooling liquid circuit having, in addition to the LT-charge air cooler, at least a central cooler and a circulating pump;
a control unit for controlling a temperature of charge air in relation to a dew point of the charge air, the control unit receiving information on the temperature, a pressure and a humidity of the charge air; and
a first three-way valve provided in the LT-cooling liquid circuit downstream of the LT-charge air cooler, the first three-way valve being configured for receiving commands from the control unit to direct a flow of a cooling liquid from the circulating pump to the central cooler either directly or via the LT-charge air cooler,
the method comprising:
periodically commanding the first three-way valve to a first position which directs the flow of the cooling fluid from the circulating pump to the central cooler via the LT-charge air cooler, reducing a temperature of the heat exchange surfaces of the LT-charge air cooler below the dew point of the charge air by forcing an amount of the cooling liquid to flow from the central cooler via the circulating pump to the LT-charge air cooler when the first three-way valve is in the first position;
allowing water to condense from the charge air on the heat exchange surfaces of the LT-charge air cooler;
flushing dirt periodically from the heat exchange surfaces of the LT-charge air cooler by the condensed water; and
discharging the condensed water from the LT-charge air cooler.

US Pat. No. 10,604,360

DENSE PHASE POWDER PUMP AND CORRESPONDING OPERATING METHOD

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A dense phase powder pump for conveying coating powder in a powder path from a first powder reservoir to a second downstream powder reservoir or a downstream powder spray-coating gun or similar device for spraying coating powder disposed downstream of the dense phase powder pump, wherein the dense phase powder pump is designed as a single-chamber dense phase powder pump and comprises just one single powder conveyor chamber for the conveying of coating powder, wherein:at least one auxiliary compressed air inlet device opens into at least one location in the powder path after a powder outlet valve of the dense phase powder pump to supply auxiliary compressed air as additional conveying compressed air as needed,
the dense phase powder pump comprises a powder inlet connected or connectable to the first powder reservoir and a powder outlet connected or connectable to the second reservoir or to the powder spray-coating gun or other such mechanism for spraying coating powder,
the single powder conveyor chamber comprises a powder passageway at an end region of the single powder conveyor chamber, wherein said powder passageway serves both as a powder inlet and a powder outlet, and
the dense phase powder pump further comprises a powder inlet valve by means of which the powder passageway of the single powder conveyor chamber is fluidly connected or connectable to the powder inlet of the dense phase powder pump and the powder passageway of the single powder conveyor chamber is or can be fluidly connected to the powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump by means of the powder outlet valve.

US Pat. No. 10,603,864

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A CORRUGATED PRODUCT

INTPRO, LLC, Uniontown, ...

1. An apparatus for producing a corrugated product, comprising:a roller train comprising:
a first corrugating roller having a first set of corrugating teeth,
a second corrugating roller having a second set of corrugating teeth,
a third corrugating roller having a third set of corrugating teeth, and
a fourth corrugating roller having a fourth set of corrugating teeth;
a first nip defined between said first and second corrugating rollers opposing one another;
a second nip defined between said second and third corrugating rollers opposing one another; and
a third nip defined between said third and fourth corrugating rollers opposing one another;
each tooth in each of said first, second, third and fourth sets of teeth comprising a distal face, a leading flank and a trailing flank, the distal faces of each of said first and second sets of teeth being rounded, the distal faces of each of said third and fourth sets of teeth being substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 10,603,612

ELECTROMAGNET INTERFACE FOR A WATER FILTER ASSEMBLY

Haier US Applicance Solut...

1. A water filter assembly, comprising:a manifold defining a cavity;
a magnet disposed within the cavity;
a conducting coil disposed within the cavity, the conducting coil in electrical communication with a power supply;
a filter cartridge removably mounted to the manifold and comprising a housing that defines a chamber;
a filter media disposed within the chamber;
a magnetic member projecting from the housing of the filter cartridge, wherein when the filter cartridge is mounted to the manifold, the magnetic member is received within the cavity of the manifold such that the conducting coil surrounds at least a portion of the magnetic member and the magnetic member is attracted to the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,603,529

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE PURITY/FLOW RATE RELATIONSHIP OF AN INERT GAS INJECTED INTO A FUEL TANK, AN INERTING SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS, Roc...

1. A method for controlling an inerting system of at least one fuel tank of an aircraft, the inerting system comprising at least one air separation module supplied at the inlet with air at a certain pressure in order to generate at the outlet an inert gas to be injected into the fuel tank comprising a certain flow rate and a certain oxygen concentration, wherein the method comprises, at a given instant and at constant temperature and atmospheric pressure:an operation whereby the inert gas flow rate is reduced to a determined value;
an operation whereby the air pressure is reduced in order to cause an increase in the oxygen concentration from an initial value to a determined value;
and wherein:
the operation of reducing the inert gas flow rate is performed by compensating for a loss of inert gas flow caused by the air pressure reduction operation;
the operation of reducing the air pressure is performed by compensating for a reduction in the oxygen concentration caused by the inert gas flow rate reduction operation.

US Pat. No. 10,603,172

ABSORBING ELUTING SPACER DEVICE

TECRES S.P.A., Sommacamp...

1. A method for obtaining a disposable temporary removable spacer device for an articulation of the human body or for a bone cavity, the method comprising the following steps:arranging a nondegradable and nonresorbable biologically compatible material;
adding, to such biologically compatible material, at least one additive;
forming or molding said biologically compatible material together with said at least one additive for the purpose of forming said spacer device; and
eliminating said at least one additive from said spacer device in order to obtain interconnected pores,
wherein said eliminating step comprises evaporating, dissolving or solubilizing or discharging said at least one additive,
wherein said interconnected pores consist of a size smaller than 100 microns and occupy a percentage of the volume of said spacer device such that said spacer device is able to absorb by capillary action, and consequently elute, one or more pharmaceutical or medical substances in liquid form to provide a healing function to said articulation or bone cavity,
wherein said spacer device is preformed and said interconnected pores are uniformly distributed over the entire volume occupied by said spacer device,
wherein the interconnected pores consisting of the size smaller than 100 microns prevent bone growth therein to enable removal of the spacer device from the articulation or bone cavity once its healing function and that of maintaining space of the articulation or bone cavity are carried out, and
wherein said spacer device comprises at least one first component having bone-contacting surfaces adapted to be constrained to said articulation or bone cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,602,673

PLANT GROWING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. A plant growing system comprising a biodegradable outer shell, a rooting material, a fertilizer or nutrient, seeds, and a removable lid, wherein:said outer shell comprises a molded material, a formed material, a composted material, a shaped material, or combinations thereof;
said rooting material comprises soil, coir, vermiculite, compost, perlite, bark fines, peat, wood shavings, mulch, or combinations thereof; and
wherein said rooting material is formed or molded and comprises external ribbing, the external ribbing forming gaps between the outer shell and the rooting material; and
wherein the outer shell and the rooting material form a water reservoir, the water reservoir in communication with the gaps and, prior to the plant growing system being watered, comprising the fertilizer or nutrient.

US Pat. No. 10,609,807

ACCELERATION CAVITY, ACCELERATOR, AND RESONANCE FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT METHOD OF ACCELERATION CAVITY

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An acceleration cavity, comprising:a body portion whose axial direction is parallel to a vertical direction, and having a cylindrical side face portion;
an upper face portion which is provided in an upper part of the body portion and is a plate-shaped member;
a deformation adjustment portion applying a pressing force on the upper face portion to deform the upper face portion,
wherein
an upwardly protruding rib that is a plate-shaped member is provided on a plane of the upper face portion,
the deformation adjustment portion applies a pressing force by coming into contact with the rib, and
the upper face portion is annular, and has a vertically upwardly protruding curved face.

US Pat. No. 10,609,748

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of communicating with a printing apparatus, comprising:a display device configured to display information;
a network interface configured to perform network communication;
a wireless communicator capable of communicating with the printing apparatus; and
at least one controller configured to function as:
a first displaying unit configured to cause the display device to display, in accordance with a designation of, among a plurality of objects, a predetermined object that indicates information to be acquired from the printing apparatus, a notification screen for prompting a user to perform an operation to bring the communication apparatus close to the printing apparatus;
a first acquiring unit configured to acquire, from the printing apparatus via a wireless connection established based on connection information that is acquired, after the notification screen is displayed, from the printing apparatus via the wireless communicator, information corresponding to the predetermined object;
a second displaying unit configured to display, after the information corresponding to the predetermined object is acquired, a second selection screen on which a selectable further object that indicates information to be further acquired from the printing apparatus can be designated, wherein objects that can be designated on the second selection screen includes at least an object corresponding to information on a certain status of the printing apparatus; and
a second acquiring unit configured to, in accordance with the selectable further object being designated on the selection screen, acquire information corresponding to the selectable further object from the printing apparatus via the wireless connection, wherein the first displaying unit is configured not to display the notification screen in accordance with the selectable further object being designated on the selection screen.

US Pat. No. 10,609,742

DATACENTER, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A communication system comprising:a first wireless communication facility operated by a first mobile network operator (MNO);
a second wireless communication facility operated by a second MNO; and
a data center configured to implement a mobile virtual network realizing mobile network functions operated by a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO),
the first wireless communication facility being connected to a first user terminal subscribing to a first service provided by the first MNO, and a second user terminal subscribing to a second service provided by the MVNO; and
the second wireless communication facility being connected to the second user terminal and a third user terminal subscribing to a third service provided by the second MNO.

US Pat. No. 10,609,721

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT WITH TWO RADIO FREQUENCY MODULES OF SAME FREQUENCY BAND AND SIGNAL INTERFERENCE REDUCTION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless local area network (WLAN) access point comprising:at least two radio frequency modules, wherein
the at least two radio frequency modules comprise a first radio frequency module configured to operate on a first channel of a WLAN frequency band and a second radio frequency module configured to operate on a second channel of the WLAN frequency band, wherein the first radio frequency module comprises a first modulation circuit and a first demodulation circuit, and wherein the second radio frequency module comprises a second modulation circuit and a second demodulation circuit,
wherein the WLAN frequency band comprises a plurality of WLAN channels,
wherein the first channel and the second channel are different channels of the plurality of WLAN channels,
a first transmit power upper limit of the first radio frequency module is greater than a second transmit power upper limit of the second radio frequency module,
the first transmit power upper limit is a maximum transmit power usable by the first radio frequency module, and
the second transmit power upper limit is a maximum transmit power usable by the second radio frequency module;
a processor; and
a memory storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program comprising instructions to schedule a terminal that is connecting to the WLAN access point via the first radio frequency module on the first channel, when signal strength of the terminal is greater than a threshold, to switch the terminal from connecting to the WLAN access point via the first radio frequency module on the first channel to connecting to the WLAN access point via the second radio frequency module on the second channel; and
wherein a first isolation between the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module is less than a second isolation between the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module that is required when transmit power upper limits of the first radio frequency module and the second radio frequency module are both the first transmit power upper limit.

US Pat. No. 10,609,527

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS OF INFORMATION

Sensoriant, Inc., Cedar ...

1. A method for activating apps on a user device, comprising:receiving a capabilities list from one or more external resources available to the user device, each capabilities list specifying one or more attributes of the respective external resource from which it is received;
storing each of the received capabilities lists in a resource registry associated with the user device;
receiving updated capabilities lists from the one or more external resources;
dynamically updating the resource registry with one or more updated capabilities lists;
determining an environment map for the user device, the environment map comprising (i) resource environment information obtained from the resource registry and (ii) state information for the user device;
applying predefined matching rules for comparing the environment map with situational profiles, the situational profiles comprising predefined combinations of at least one of resource environment information or state information;
displaying one or more recommended apps based on the matching of the environment map to the situational profiles; and
activating one of the recommended apps based on user input received in response to the displaying of the recommended apps.

US Pat. No. 10,609,351

ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEM

PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING S...

1. A camera head which is utilized in a medical instrument comprising:a four-color separation prism comprising a first color separation prism, a second color separation prism, a third color separation prism and a fourth color separation prism, the first color separation prism including a light incident surface, the third color separation prism including a light incident surface which, in operation, reflects a third component of the light from an object, the light incident surface of the third color separation prism being adjacent a light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism arranged relative to the light incident surface of the first color separation prism such that a first angle is formed between the light incident surface of the first color separation prism and the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, in operation, reflects a second component of the light from an object, the third color separation prism including a light reflective surface arranged relative to the light incident surface of the first color separation prism such that a second angle is formed between the light incident surface of the first color separation prism and the light reflective surface of the third color separation prism, the first angle being less than the second angle,
wherein the light incident surface of the third color separation prism is coextensive with the light reflective surface of the second color separation prism, and the light incident surface of the second color separation prism is adjacent a light reflective surface of the first color separation prism,
wherein one of the first color separation prism, the second color separation prism, the third color separation prism and the fourth color separation prism is an infrared prism.

US Pat. No. 10,609,084

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING A PLURALITY OF LOCAL MEETING GROUPS

Meetup, Inc., New York, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating supervisory control of associated subgroups of a master group, comprising:generating, with at least one processor, a master meeting group based on input received from a master organizer, the input identifying at least one master meeting group parameter;
receiving, from the master organizer, an identification of at least one existing meeting group, the at least one existing meeting group having a meeting group organizer;
generating, with at least one processor, an authentication ticket based on the input received from the master organizer of the master meeting group;
transmitting the authentication ticket to the meeting group organizer for an existing meeting group of the at least one existing meeting group, the authentication ticket configured to be selected by the meeting group organizer through a device;
in response to the meeting group organizer selecting the authentication ticket, authorizing, with at least one processor, the meeting group organizer to affiliate the existing meeting group with the master group;
affiliating, with at least one processor, the existing meeting group with the master group based on input received from the meeting group organizer and in response to:
receiving, from the organizer of the master meeting group, a fee payment for affiliating the existing meeting group; and
applying the at least a portion of the fee payment to the existing meeting group after the meeting group organizer selects the authentication ticket; and
controlling, with at least one processor, the existing meeting group based on input from the meeting group organizer and the master organizer.

US Pat. No. 10,609,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND MAPPING SENSITIVE DATA ON AN ENTERPRISE

KIVU CONSULTING, INC., S...

1. A computer-implemented method for sensitive data analysis the method comprising:receiving sensitive data parameters associated with an enterprise;
configuring a tool based on the sensitive data parameters;
distributing the tool to a plurality of computing systems in the enterprise, wherein at each computing system the tool:
scans the computing system to identify a plurality of files associated with the computing system;
analyzes each of the plurality of files to identify sensitive files including sensitive data matching at least one of the sensitive data parameters;
assigns a unique identifier to each of the sensitive files;
transfers each of the sensitive files to a second data store, wherein the second data store stores each of the sensitive files along with the corresponding unique identifier;
deletes each of the sensitive files from the computing system;
generates a sensitive data report including file information associated with each of the sensitive files;
sends the sensitive data report to a data store; and
deletes the tool from the computing system after being executed by the computing system;
obtaining a plurality of sensitive data reports associated with the plurality of computing systems from the data store, each sensitive data report associated with one of the plurality of computing systems;
generating a sensitive data map for the enterprise, the sensitive data map identifying each of the plurality of computing systems in the enterprise and the file information associated with each of the plurality of computing systems; and
causing an alert including the sensitive data map to be provided to an enterprise management system.

US Pat. No. 10,608,936

IMPLEMENTING DATA SHARING FEATURES IN LEGACY SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method of establishing a mapping between users of different applications to enable them to use contact information to initiate data exchange with each other, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user of a first application a request to share data with a second user of a second application, wherein the request includes contact information associated with the second user from the first application;
transmitting a token URL to the second user based on the contact information associated with the second user from the first application;
identifying the first user to the second application in response to activation of the token URL by the second user;
receiving, from the second user, contact information associated with the first user from the second application; and
establishing a mapping in a routing table between the first user of the first application and the second user of the second application based on the first application, the second application, the contact information associated with the second user from the first application, and the contact information associated with the first user from the second application.

US Pat. No. 10,608,642

LOGIC DRIVE USING STANDARD COMMODITY PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IC CHIPS COMPRISING NON-VOLATILE RADOM ACCESS MEMORY CELLS

iCometrue Company Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor integrated-circuit (IC) chip configured to be programmed to perform a logic operation, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a first layer at a surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first layer comprises a plurality of transistors at the surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a second layer over the first layer and the semiconductor substrate, wherein the second layer comprises a plurality of non-volatile memory cells over the first layer, wherein the plurality of non-volatile memory cells comprises a first memory cell configured to store a resulting value for a look-up table (LUT); and
a sense amplifier configured to sense an input data at a first input point of the sense amplifier by comparing the input data of the sense amplifier with a voltage at a second input point of the sense amplifier to generate an output data at an output point of the sense amplifier, wherein the input data of the sense amplifier is associated with the resulting value stored in the first memory cell, wherein the plurality of transistors comprise a plurality of first transistors provided for a plurality of static-random-access-memory (SRAM) cells of the look-up table (LUT) and a plurality of second transistors provided for a multiplexer, wherein the plurality of static-random-access-memory (SRAM) cells of the look-up table (LUT) comprises a second memory cell configured to store data associated with the output data at the output point of the sense amplifier, wherein the multiplexer comprises a first set of input points for a first input data set for the logic operation and a second set of input points for a second input data set associated with the look-up table (LUT), wherein the second input data set comprises data associated with the data stored in the second memory cell, wherein the multiplexer is configured to select, in accordance with the first input data set, an input data from the second input data set as an output data for the logic operation.

US Pat. No. 10,608,313

WILKINSON COMBINER WITH COUPLED INDUCTORS

Linear Technology Holding...

1. A circuit for facilitating signal splitting and recombination with a wider frequency bandwidth, comprising:a first coupled inductor circuit coupled to an input terminal and providing a first signal path between the input terminal and a first output terminal, the first coupled inductor circuit comprising a first plurality of inductors that are positively magnetically coupled to one another;
a second coupled inductor circuit coupled to the input terminal and providing a second signal path between the input terminal and a second output terminal, the second coupled inductor circuit comprising a second plurality of inductors that are positively magnetically coupled to one another; and
an isolation circuit coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal, the isolation circuit providing isolation between the first output terminal and the second output terminal;
wherein the first coupled inductor circuit is associated with a first coupling coefficient and the second coupled inductor circuit is associated with a second coupling coefficient, and wherein each of the first coupling coefficient and the second coupling coefficient having a value greater than zero and lesser than unity.

US Pat. No. 10,608,256

SILICON-CARBIDE REINFORCED SOLID-STATE ELECTROLYTES

Nanostar Inc., New Orlea...

1. A composition for use in an anode of a secondary battery comprising:an anode active material carried in a solid electrolytic matrix;
the solid electrolytic matrix comprising a plurality of SiC nanofibers and a solid electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,608,183

CHARGE TRANSPORT LAYER AND ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRONIC ELEMENT

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A charge transport layer comprising a film containing a fluorinated polymer and a semiconductor material,wherein the film has a material composition such that ?Eth is within a range of from 0.010 to 0.080 MV/cm,
wherein ?Eth is a value calculated from the formula (?Eth=Eth(A)?Eth(B)),
Eth(A) is a threshold electric filed when a measurement film is formed only by the semiconductor material in the following HOD;
Eth(B) is a threshold electric filed when a measurement film is formed only by the film in the following HOD;
the threshold electric filed is a value of an electric field when a current flows at a current density of 0.0001 time a current density Js (unit: mA/cm2) at which a current flows when an electric field of 0.8 MV/cm is applied to between an ITO electrode and an Al electrode as a standard, in the following HOD; and
HOD is a hole only device comprising only the following layer structure: glass substrate/ITO electrode (100 nm thickness)/MoO3 (5 nm thickness)/measurement film (100 nm thickness)/Al electrode (100 nm thickness).

US Pat. No. 10,607,029

SECURITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING CONTENT

ESW Holdings, Inc., Aust...

1. A method of content, the method comprising:providing a privacy agent to a client system, wherein the privacy agent when executed by the client system performs:
using a listener, detecting when an executing browser of the client system is about to draw a third party webpage received;
parsing the third party webpage for input at a form input field by:
parsing contents of the third party webpage to detect one or more form input fields;
in response to detecting input at a detected form input field in the third party webpage, assigning a policy ID associated with the detected form input field;
transmitting the policy ID to a policy node to request an encoding key for encoding the input of the detected form input field;
receiving, from the policy node, a unique identifier assigned to the detected form input field and the encoding key for encoding the input of the detected form input field; and
in response to receiving the unique identifier and the encoding key for encoding the input at the detected form input field, encoding the input by replacing the input with the encoded content.

US Pat. No. 10,606,795

METHODS FOR MANAGING A BUFFER CACHE AND DEVICES THEREOF

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method, comprising:identifying, by a data storage computing device, a first global recycle queue in a set of global recycle queues based on a buffer priority to store data obtained by the data storage computing device, the buffer priority based on data type,
wherein the global recycle queues are arranged within a circular data structure such that a head pointer points to a lowest priority global recycle queue and a position of each global recycle queue within the circular data structure is indicative of a priority level of each global recycle queue;
wherein the circular data structure includes an insertion window having a subset of the set of the global recycle queues for randomly accepting buffers of same priority;
wherein the head pointer is moved within the circular data structure from lower priority to higher priority, to promote and demote, the set of global recycle queues without evaluating an age of each global recycle queue;
inserting, by the data storage computing device, the buffer and metadata associated with the buffer into the first global recycle queue using the insertion window, based on the buffer priority, wherein the metadata includes a thread identifier corresponding to a first thread from a plurality of threads executed by a plurality of processors of the data storage computing device, the first thread associated with the data, and the metadata indicates whether the buffer is eligible for scavenging;
determining, by the data storage computing device, that the first global recycle queue has become a lowest priority queue of the set of global recycle queues, based on the head pointer location, and when the buffer is a least recently used buffer in the first global recycle queue;
determining, by the data storage computing device, whether the buffer is scavengable, based on the metadata;
wherein the buffer is moved to a holding queue, when the buffer is not scavengable, and when the buffer is scavengable, the buffer is moved to a first pre-flush recycle queue of a per-thread recycle queue set of the first thread;
moving, by the data storage computing device, the head pointer to a next global recycle queue, when the first global recycle queue is determined to be empty; and
scavenging, by the data storage computing device, the buffer from the first pre-flush recycle queue, when the buffer has a lowest priority in the first pre-flush recycle queue, wherein the buffer is scavenged by removing the buffer from the first pre-flush recycle queue to a first flush queue of the per-thread recycle queue set of the first thread, and placing the buffer in a free pool, when the buffer has a lowest priority in the first flush queue.

US Pat. No. 10,606,554

VOICE CONTROL OF INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD APPLIANCES

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A mobile device comprising:one or more processors;
an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) application stored at the mobile device configured with user interface controls that allow a user of the mobile device to remotely control an IWB appliance from the mobile device; and
a voice recognition processor configured to:
capture a voice input received from the user of the mobile device and generate an audio packet that includes a recording of the voice input received from the user of the mobile device;
cause the audio packet and data that identifies the IWB appliance to be transmitted to a speech-to-text service that is physically separate from the IWB appliance;
wherein the speech-to-text service generates and provides, to the IWB appliance, using the data received from the mobile device that identifies the IWB appliance, a command string comprising a transcription of the recording of the voice input;
wherein the IWB appliance:
identifies, from the command string that comprises the transcription of the recording of the voice input, an executable command that is executable by the IWB appliance by comparing the transcription of the recording of the voice input to one or more pre-determined executable commands to identify a match between the transcription of the recording of the voice input and the one or more pre-determined executable commands,
causes an application of the IWB appliance to execute the executable command.

US Pat. No. 10,606,333

WAKE-UP DETECTOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus to wake up a slave circuit in a system, the apparatus comprising:a coupler configured to couple a remote wake-up signal between a master circuit and the slave circuit using at least one connection of a fixed set of cable connections, the at least one connection further coupling a second signal between the master circuit and the slave circuit;
a selection component configured to select, at the slave circuit, the remote wake-up signal from a control signal, an intermediate frequency (IF) signal, or a local oscillator (LO) signal;
a detector configured to detect, at the slave circuit, the remote wake-up signal coupled between the master circuit and the slave circuit, wherein the detector is further configured to:
compare an input signal to a first comparison value to generate a first comparison result;
compare the input signal to a second comparison value to generate a second comparison result; and
combine the first comparison result and the second comparison result to generate a signal; and
a wake-up signal generator configured to generate a local wake-up signal at the slave circuit based on detecting the remote wake-up signal coupled between the master circuit and the slave circuit and wake up the slave circuit with the local wake-up signal.

US Pat. No. 10,605,746

PLANT WATER SENSOR

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A plant water sensor that determines moisture through anomalous phase measurement, comprising:an insulating substrate having a first surface;
an input port on the first surface adapted for connection to a signal source;
a transmitting antenna array having a first substantially rectangular, conductive transmitting patch antenna on the first surface and a second substantially rectangular, conductive, transmitting patch antenna on the first surface, the first and second transmitting patch antennas being tuned to different resonant frequencies, wherein the first patch antenna has a first length and a first width, the second patch antenna has a second length and a second width, the first length and the second length being unequal and the first width and the second width being unequal, the insulating substrate and the first and second transmitting patch antennas defining a sample platform for receiving a sample of plant material to be tested for water content;
a microstrip input transmission line on the first surface electrically connecting the input port to the first and second transmitting patch antennas, thereby splitting an input signal between the first and second transmitting antennas;
a receiving antenna, wherein the first and second transmitting patch antennas and the receiving antenna are positioned and configured so that near field emissions of the same input signal from the first and second transmitting antennas are mixed at the receiving antenna, thereby forming an output signal exhibiting anomalous phase dispersion correlated with water content of the sample of plant material on the sample platform; and
an output port electrically connected to the receiving antenna, the output port being adapted for connection to a signal analyzer circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,605,444

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

Fluence Bioengineering, I...

1. A system for optically controlling a light pattern, the system comprising:a substrate having a bottom surface and a top surface and a central longitudinal axis;
one or more light sources embedded on the bottom surface of the substrate;
a first panel extending along a first side of the substrate parallel to the central longitudinal axis, the first panel having a first length and bent at a first angle with respect to the substrate; and
a second panel extending along a side of the first panel, the second panel having a second length and bent at a second angle with respect to the first panel;
wherein:
values for the first length, the second length, the first angle, and the second angle are chosen to achieve a desired light distribution and/or level of optical control; and
air heated by the one or more light sources travels from below the bottom surface of the substrate around distal ends of the second panel and upwards towards the central longitudinal axis above the top surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,605,407

PROTECTIVE HOUSING FOR A TESTING, MEASURING OR PRODUCTION DEVICE

Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darm...

1. A protective housing for a testing, measuring or manufacturing device, with a guard member which, held and guided by guide devices, is movable in a reciprocating motion by means of a drive device between a closed position closing a housing opening and an open position opening the housing opening,wherein the guide devices are arranged on oppositely facing end walls adjoining the housing opening, have on one front of the protective housing outwardly curved, arc-shaped sections and on one upper side of the protective housing are constructed in a rearwardly extending, straight-line configuration,
wherein the guard member comprises at least two flexurally stiff rectangular panels having straight long sides and being movably connected to each other on one long side each,
wherein each of the guide devices includes a guide rail secured to the end wall and a plurality of guide elements guided thereon which are rotatably mounted on the guard member and arranged in a spaced relationship to one another, and
wherein the drive device includes two flexible drive mechanisms adapted to be driven in synchronized fashion, each being arranged on the inside of the protective housing close to one of the guide devices and comprising a transmission means which extends parallel to the straight-line section of the respective guide device and is connected to a guide element in a driving relationship thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,605,170

ENGINE COMPONENT WITH FILM COOLING

General Electric Company,...

1. An engine component for a turbine engine, the turbine engine generating a hot combustion gas flow and providing a cooling fluid flow, the engine component comprising:a wall separating the hot combustion gas flow from the cooling fluid flow and having a hot surface along with the hot combustion gas flow and a cooling surface facing the cooling fluid flow;
at least one concavity provided flush with and in the cooling surface having a centerline aligned with the cooling fluid flow;
at least one film hole having an inlet provided on the cooling surface with an axis defined through the center of the inlet, an outlet provided on the hot surface, and a passage connecting the inlet and the outlet; and
wherein the inlet is spaced from the at least one concavity, located upstream of the at least one concavity, and the axis defined through the center of the inlet is disposed parallel to the cooling fluid flow and is in cooling fluid flow alignment with the centerline of the at least one concavity.

US Pat. No. 10,604,898

RAIL-BOUND MAGLEV TRAIN

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER ...

1. A rail-bound maglev train, comprising:a guide rail specifying a travel path, the guide rail including at least one superconducting element; and
a levitating vehicle arranged on the guide rail, the vehicle including a magnet, wherein the magnet is configured to magnetically interact with the guide rail in a contactless manner,
wherein the at least one superconducting element includes at least one superconducting conductor extending in parallel with the travel path, and
wherein the at least one superconducting conductor forms a continuous superconducting electrical line configured to transport electrical power and includes at least two electrical connections,
wherein the at least two electrical connections are positioned at a first end of the continuous superconducting electrical line and at a second end of the continuous superconducting electrical line opposite the first end, and
wherein the at least one superconducting conductor is configured to both (i) transport electrical power along the travel path from the first end to the second end and (ii) generate a magnetic field that causes the vehicle arranged on the guide rail to levitate.

US Pat. No. 10,603,744

AIMING BEAM SIDE-COUPLER

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A method of manufacture, comprising:removing a coating from a section of a laser beam fiber;
removing a coating from a section of an aiming beam fiber;
bringing the section of the aiming beam fiber in physical contact with the section of the laser beam fiber in order to create a side-coupling structure associated with coupling an aiming beam from the aiming beam fiber into the laser beam fiber; and
recoating the section of the laser beam fiber and the section of the aiming beam fiber in order to coat the side-coupling structure.

US Pat. No. 10,603,538

SEATED TREADMILL AND METHOD OF USE

ONTHEMUV, INC., Malibu, ...

1. A treadmill for operation by a user in a seated position, the treadmill comprising:a structure having a front portion and a rear portion;
a front roller rotatably mounted on the front portion of the structure;
a rear roller rotatably mounted on the rear portion of the structure such that the rear roller is disposed parallel to the front roller and spaced apart from the front roller by a longitudinal distance that is between 10-30 inches;
a belt mounted around the front and rear rollers; and
a computer processor configured for controlling an electric motor of the treadmill, the computer processor being operably connected with a force sensor, wherein when the force sensor senses a force applied to a bed that exceeds a maximum weight, the computer processor will disable the electric motor, and further the computer processor is configured to indicate that the user is standing on the treadmill rather than operating the treadmill from the seated position.
US Pat. No. 10,604,622

COMPOSITION CROSSLINKABLE BY REAL MICHAEL ADDITION (RMA) REACTION

Allnex Netherlands B.V., ...

1. A kit of parts for manufacturing a crosslinkable composition crosslinkable by Real Michael Addition (RMA) reaction, wherein the crosslinkable composition comprises:a) Component(s) A having at least 2 acidic C—H donor groups in activated methylene or methine and having a pKa(A) between 10.5 and 14,
b) Component(s) B having at least 2 activated unsaturated acceptor groups, wherein a molar ratio R of acceptor groups to donor groups is between 3:1 to 1:6 and which component(s) B react with component(s) A by Real Michael Addition (RMA) to form a crosslinked network,
c) basic component(s) C being a salt of a basic anion X— from an acidic X—H group containing compound wherein X is N, P, O, S or C,
i) in an amount xc between 0.001 and 1 meq/(gr of components A, B, C),
ii) anion X— being a Michael Addition donor reactable with component B and
iii) anion X— is characterized by a pKa(C) of the corresponding acid X—H of more than two units lower than the pKa(A) of the majority component A and being lower than 10.5, wherein the majority component A is the component A providing at least 50 mole % of the C—H acidic RMA donor groups,
wherein the kit comprises 1) a part I.1, comprising component C and a part II.1 not comprising component C and comprising components A, B or alternatively 2) a kit of parts comprising a part I.2 comprising component C, component A, but not comprising component B and part II.2 comprising component B or alternatively 3) a kit of parts comprising part I.3 comprising components A, B and instead of component C the corresponding acidic compound X—H and a part II.3 comprising a strong base for mixing with part I.3.
US Pat. No. 10,603,355

RECONSTRUCTED HDL FORMULATION

CSL LIMITED, Parkville. ...

1. A reconstituted high density lipoprotein (rHDL) formulation, comprising apolipoprotein A-I (Apo A-I), phosphatidylcholine, sodium cholate, and sucrose, wherein:the Apo A-I and phosphatidylcholine are present at a molar ratio of from about 1:45 to about 1:65,
the sodium cholate is present at a concentration of from about 0.5 to about 1.5 mg/mL,
the sucrose is the only lyophilization stabilizer in the formulation and is present at a concentration of from about 4.6 to about 4.8% w/w of the rHDL formulation, and
the formulation has a pH of from 6 to 8.