US Pat. No. 10,880,037

ERROR DETECTION USING SYMBOL DISTRIBUTION IN A SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTION MATCHING AND PROBABILISTIC AMPLITUDE SHAPING

Huawei Technologies Duess...

1. A signal receiver for receiving a signal, the signal receiver comprising a processor and a non-transitory memory coupled to the processor and having processor-executable instructions stored thereon, which when executed, cause the signal receiver to perform a method, comprising:decoding the received signal to form a sequence of symbols hypothesised to represent content of the received signal;
comparing an occurrence of symbols within the sequence with a predetermined symbol distribution;
in response to the occurrence of symbols within the sequence not matching the predetermined symbol distribution, determining that the sequence of symbols is an incorrect representation of the content of the received signal;
decoding the received signal to form a plurality of sequences of symbols hypothesised to represent the content of the received signal;
comparing an occurrence of symbols within each of the plurality of sequences with the predetermined symbol distribution; and
selecting a sequence of symbols within which an average occurrence of symbols best matches the predetermined symbol distribution, which is a candidate representation of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,878,827

ENERGY LOSSLESS-ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AUDIO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, ENERGY LOSSLESS-DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND AUDIO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A method for coding an envelope of a signal including at least one of audio and speech, the method comprising:determining a coding method among a first coding method and a second coding method for encoding differential quantization indices of bands in a frame;
encoding the differential quantization indices using the determined coding method; and
generating a bitstream to be sent for decoding into reconstructed signal including at least one of audio and speech,
wherein the determining the coding method comprises:
determining the first coding method when at least one differential quantization index is not represented by a specific range; and
when the differential quantization indices are represented by the specific range, selecting one Huffman coding mode from a context based Huffman coding mode and a resized Huffman coding mode in the second coding method, based on a comparison result of a bit consumption for encoding the differential quantization indices,
wherein in the context based Huffman coding mode, a context of a current band is obtained by using a differential quantization index of a previous band, and a differential quantization index of the current band is Huffman encoded based on the context of the current band,
wherein in the resized Huffman coding mode, the context of the current band is not obtained, and the differential quantization index of the current band is Huffman encoded without the context of the current band,
wherein in the context based Huffman coding mode or the resized Huffman coding mode, bits representing each of the differential quantization indices are split into upper bits and a lower bit and the upper bits are Huffman encoded, and the lower bit is processed by bit packing without Huffman encoding, and
wherein the upper bits and the lower bit do not comprise a bit indicating the determined coding method among the first coding method and the second coding method, and a bit indicating the one Huffman coding mode from the context based Huffman coding mode and the resized Huffman coding mode.

US Pat. No. 10,880,979

DROPLET GENERATION FOR A LASER PRODUCED PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. A device comprising:a nozzle for dispensing a liquid target material;
a first intermediary chamber including a first exit aperture to output target material;
a second intermediary chamber positioned to receive the target material from the exit aperture of the first intermediary chamber, the second intermediary chamber including a second exit aperture to output the liquid target material for downstream irradiation in a laser produced plasma (LPP) chamber,
a third intermediary chamber positioned to receive target material, the third intermediary chamber formed with an exit aperture to output target material for downstream irradiation in the LPP chamber,
wherein the second intermediary chamber receives target material from the first intermediary chamber exit aperture, the third intermediary chamber receives target material from the second intermediary chamber exit aperture and wherein the first intermediary chamber exit aperture has a diameter, d1, the second intermediary chamber exit aperture has a diameter, d2, and the third intermediary chamber exit aperture has a diameter, d3, with d1>d2>d3 to establish an aerodynamic lens,
wherein the first intermediary chamber contains gaseous xenon at a partial pressure of pXe1, wherein the second intermediary chamber contains gaseous xenon at partial pressure pXe2, wherein pXe1>pXe2.

US Pat. No. 10,880,696

TERMINAL PARTICIPATING IN GROUP CALL ESTABLISHED BASED ON MCPTT SERVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE TERMINAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A method of operating a terminal participating in a group call established based on a Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) service, wherein the terminal comprises a baseband processor and an application processor, the method comprising:receiving, by the baseband processor, an MCPTT service-related message, wherein the receiving comprises receiving a floor control message;
determining, by the baseband processor, whether to transmit the MCPTT service-related message to the application processor, based on at least one of the MCPTT service-related message and an operation state of the application processor, wherein the determining further comprises: determining by the baseband processor, whether to transmit the floor control message to the application processor based on a type of the floor control message; and
performing, by at least one of the baseband processor and the application processor, operations related to the MCPTT service, based on a result of the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,878,834

PROCESSING AUDIO IN MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BANDS WITH MINUTE RESONATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A sound signal processing apparatus comprising:a band separator comprising a plurality of mechanical resonators that have different lengths and different frequency bands from each other, the plurality of mechanical resonators being configured to separate an inputted sound signal into a plurality of sound signals based on the different frequency bands;
a signal processor comprising a plurality of individual channel sound signal processors that have one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of mechanical resonators and have a threshold intensity level that is individually set for each of the plurality of individual channel sound signal processors, each of the plurality of individual channel sound signal processors comprising a selector configured to
receive a sound signal of the plurality of sound signals from a corresponding mechanical resonator of the plurality of mechanical resonators,
select the sound signal that is received from the corresponding mechanical resonator in response to an intensity of the sound signal received from the corresponding mechanical resonator being greater the threshold intensity level, and
block the sound signal that is received from the corresponding mechanical resonator in response to the intensity of the sound signal received from the corresponding mechanical resonator being less than or equal to the threshold intensity level; and
an adder configured to add the selected sound signal that is received from at least one of the plurality of individual channel sound signal processors.

US Pat. No. 10,880,041

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST SIGNAL, APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNAL, AND METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A transmitting device, comprising:a controller configured to group a plurality of transmitters into a plurality of groups including three or more groups; and
a plurality of code units configured to generate different output streams based on a data stream with respect to the plurality of groups,
wherein the controller is configured to deliver the output streams to the plurality of groups,
wherein the data stream includes a first data stream and a second data stream,
wherein the plurality of code units are configured to generate a first output stream and a second output stream,
wherein the first output stream is mapped at first transmission timing, and
wherein the second output stream is mapped at second transmission timing subsequent to the first transmission timing.

US Pat. No. 10,881,020

IMMERSION COOLING MODULE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a box body, having a containing space, wherein the containing space is adapted to contain a heat dissipation medium;
at least one heat generating element, disposed in the containing space and immersed in the liquid heat dissipation medium, wherein the liquid heat dissipation medium is adapted to be gasified into a gaseous heat dissipation medium through thermal energy of the at least one heat generating element; and
an immersion cooling module, comprising a condensing structure and an airflow guiding device, wherein the condensing structure is disposed in the containing space and comprises a first condensing portion, the airflow guiding device is disposed in the box body, and is adapted to guide the gaseous heat dissipation medium toward the first condensing portion, wherein
the condensing structure and the airflow guiding device are disposed along side walls of the box body.

US Pat. No. 10,880,069

TECHNIQUES FOR PROCESSING MULTIPLE DIVISION DUPLEXING SCHEMES WITHIN A TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL

Huawei Technologies Duess...

1. A radio transceiver device, comprising:a processor, configured to process a radio subframe comprising a plurality of resource elements in time and frequency, wherein a first portion of the plurality of resource elements comprises resource elements that are based on a first division duplexing scheme, and wherein a second portion of the plurality of resource elements comprises resource elements that are based on a second division duplexing scheme, wherein the first division duplexing scheme is a first time division duplexing (TDD) scheme and the second division duplexing scheme is a second TDD scheme having a different time switching point than the first TDD scheme and the radio subframe further comprises a section of UL symbols and a section of DL symbols that are separated by a guard period; and
a transceiver configured to transceiver the radio subframe within a transmission time interval,
wherein the guard period corresponds to a difference between the time switching point of the first TDD scheme and the time switching point of the second TDD scheme when the radio transceiver device switches from reception to transmission; and
wherein the guard period corresponds to the difference (Tswitch) between the time switching point of the first TDD scheme and the time switching point of the second TDD scheme, which difference is increased by twice a propagation time (Tprop) when the radio transceiver device switches from transmission to reception.

US Pat. No. 10,880,005

LASER BASED WHITE LIGHT SOURCE CONFIGURED FOR COMMUNICATION

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A packaged integrated white light source configured for illumination and communication or sensing comprising:one or more laser diode devices comprising a gallium and nitrogen containing material and configured as an excitation source, the one or more laser diode device comprising a p-electrode and an n-electrode;
a package member configured with a base member;
one or more wavelength converting members; the one or more wavelength converting members optically coupled to the laser diode device;
a first electrical connection configured from the p-electrode of the laser diode device to a first internal feedthrough on the package member;
a second electrical connection configured from the n-electrode of the laser diode device to a second internal feedthrough on the package member;
an output facet configured on the laser diode device to output a laser beam of first electromagnetic radiation from the output facet; the first electromagnetic radiation in the laser beam being selected from a violet and/or a blue emission with a first peak wavelength ranging from 380 nm to 480 nm, the laser beam being characterized by a peak wavelength, a spectral width, a power, and a spatial configuration:
a free space between the output facet and the wavelength converting member, with a non-guided characteristic capable of transmitting the laser beam from the laser diode device to the wavelength converting member; wherein the laser beam forms an excitation spot on a spatial region of an excitation surface of the wavelength converting member; a geometrical shape and a diameter dimension characterizing the excitation spot on the wavelength converting member;
an angle of incidence configured between the laser beam and an excitation surface of the wavelength converting member, the wavelength converting member being configured to convert at least a fraction of the first electromagnetic radiation in the laser beam with a first wavelength to a second electromagnetic radiation with a second wavelength that is longer than the first wavelength;
a white light emitted from one or more surfaces of the wavelength converting member, the white light emission being comprised of a mixture of wavelengths characterized by at least the second wavelength from the wavelength converting member;
a lid member configured on the package member such that the lid member forms a seal around a white light source;
an aperture for the emitted white light comprising at least the second electromagnetic radiation with the second wavelength;
an electrical coupling configured with the first and second internal feedthroughs configured to supply power from a laser driver module to the laser diode inside the packaged white light source;
wherein the supplied power induces the laser diode to emit the laser beam incident on the wavelength converting member to generate a white light; and wherein the supplied power is configured to supply a data signal or sensing signal to the laser diode;
the data signal or sensing signal provided by the laser driver is comprised of at least a modulated signal, wherein the laser diode is configured to enable modulation rates in a GHz range, from about 0.1 to about 30 GHz;
wherein the first electromagnetic radiation with the first wavelength from the laser diode provides at least a first carrier channel for the data or sensing signal;
a beam shaper optically coupled to the emission from the integrated white light source; and
the beam shaper configured to direct, collimate, focus or otherwise modify an angular distribution of the emitted white light.

US Pat. No. 10,879,914

PHASE-LOCKED LOOP (PLL) CIRCUIT AND CLOCK GENERATOR INCLUDING SUB-SAMPLING CIRCUIT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit comprising:a voltage-controlled oscillator configured to generate an output clock; and
a sub-sampling PLL circuit configured to:
receive, from the voltage-controlled oscillator, the generated output clock as feedback, and
perform a phase-locking operation on the received output clock,
wherein the sub-sampling PLL circuit comprises a buffer configured to buffer the received output clock,
wherein the sub-sampling PLL circuit is further configured to adaptively adjust an internal signal to maintain a loop bandwidth of the sub-sampling PLL circuit, based on a change of a characteristic of the buffer according to at least one of process, voltage, and temperature (PVT) change, and
wherein the characteristic of the buffer is a slew rate of the buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,878,947

TRIGGERED SENSOR DATA CAPTURE IN A MOBILE DEVICE ENVIRONMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:monitoring primary sensor data obtained from at least one first wearable sensor device of one or more wearable sensor devices to determine whether one or more trigger conditions are met for triggering supplemental sensor data capture;
based on recognizing a first health event and on checking whether, and determining that, a threshold preventing obtaining self-perceived health status input from a user has not been satisfied, obtaining the self-perceived health status input from the user, configuring at least one second wearable sensor device of the one or more wearable sensor devices to obtain supplemental sensor data, the supplemental sensor data comprising additional data in addition to the primary sensor data, and obtaining the supplemental sensor data;
providing the self-perceived health status input and the obtained supplemental sensor data as correlated health event data of the first, health event for analysis;
based on the analysis of the correlated health event data, tuning at least one trigger condition of the one or more trigger conditions to adjust a scope of supplemental sensor data capture, wherein the one or more trigger conditions are defined and stored to a device, and wherein the tuning provides a changed trigger condition and stores a definition of the changed trigger condition to the device;
recognizing a second health event based on a trigger condition of the one or more trigger conditions being met; and
based on determining that the second health event is recognized within a threshold amount of time after the recognizing the first health event, correlating the first health event and the second health event as a single health event, wherein the obtained self-perceived health status input is associated with the single health event absent obtaining additional self-perceived health status input from the user until at least the threshold amount of time has lapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,878,739

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

16. A processing apparatus comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
obtain a first PWM signal for driving one or more light-emitting elements corresponding to first pixels included in a first modular display of a plurality of modular displays, the first PWM signal having a duty corresponding to a grayscale of an input image, and
obtain a second PWM signal for driving one or more light-emitting elements corresponding to second pixels included in a second modular display of the plurality of modular displays, the second PWM signal having the duty corresponding to the grayscale of the input image,
wherein a frequency of the first PWM signal is different from a frequency of the second PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 10,878,630

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) image display device comprising:a display device configured to modulate light according to 3D image information to form a 3D image;
a variable focus optical system configured to focus the 3D image formed by the display device on a reference plane;
a processor configured to determine a representative depth value of the 3D image by selecting a depth position, from among a plurality of depth positions corresponding to the 3D image, as the representative depth value, and control the variable focus optical system to adjust the reference plane by adjusting a focal point of the variable focus optical system based on the representative depth value; and
a transfer optical system configured to transfer the 3D image focused on the reference plane to a pupil of an observer;
wherein the processor is further configured to:
determine a first zone in a color map of the 3D image having a higher visual concentration than a second zone in the color map of the image as a representative zone, and
determine the representative depth value by selecting the depth position, from among the plurality of depth positions corresponding to the 3D image, corresponding to the representative zone as the representative depth value.

US Pat. No. 10,877,210

ENERGY PROPAGATION AND TRANSVERSE ANDERSON LOCALIZATION WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL, LIGHT FIELD AND HOLOGRAPHIC RELAYS

Light Field Lab, Inc., S...

1. A device comprising:a relay element formed of one or more structures, the relay element having a first surface, a second surface, a transverse orientation and a longitudinal orientation;wherein the first surface has a surface area different than the second surface;wherein the relay element comprises a sloped profile portion between the first surface and the second surface;
wherein energy waves propagating between the first surface and the second surface travel substantially parallel to the longitudinal orientation due to a substantially higher transport efficiency in the longitudinal orientation than in the transverse orientation;
wherein the energy waves passing therethrough the relay element result in spatial magnification or spatial de-magnification; and
whereby energy with a uniform profile presented to the first surface passes through the second surface to substantially fill a cone with an opening angle of +/?10 degrees relative to the normal to the second surface, irrespective of location on the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,880,116

MULTI MODE INTERFACE AND DETECTION CIRCUIT

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A communication interface circuit comprising:a plurality of terminals to receive a communication, the plurality of terminals including a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first receiver circuit coupled to the plurality of terminals, the first receiver circuit being configured to receive a first communication format;
a second receiver circuit coupled to the plurality of terminals, the second receiver circuit being configured to receive a second communication format; and
an interface detection circuit coupled to at least one of the plurality of terminals and coupled to the first receiver circuit and the second receiver circuit, the interface detection circuit configured to detect a frequency of a first signal received at the first terminal, determine whether the communication received by the plurality of terminals is in one of the first communication format and the second communication format based on the detected frequency of the first signal, and enable one of the first receiver circuit and the second receiver circuit based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,879,740

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTENNA ELEMENTS THAT FOLLOW MEANDERING PATTERNS FOR RECEIVING WIRELESS POWER FROM A NEAR-FIELD ANTENNA

ENERGOUS CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An electronic device for receiving near-field wireless power, comprising:a receiver including one or more receiving antenna elements formed by respective conductive lines in a meandering pattern, each receiving antenna element configured to receive one or more near-field radio-frequency signals radiated from a transmitting antenna element of a near-field power transmitter, wherein:
the one or more receiving antenna elements are configured to receive the one or more near-field radio-frequency signals radiated from the transmitting antenna element of the near-field power transmitter when the electronic device is on a surface of the near-field power transmitter, and the transmitting antenna element is formed by respective conductive lines in a meandering pattern;
the transmitting antenna element is selectively activated from among a plurality of available transmitting antenna elements of the near-field transmitter based on a determination that an amount of energy transferred to the receiver via the one or more near-field radio-frequency signals is above a predetermined energy-transfer threshold; and
a power-harvesting circuit of the receiver, the power harvesting circuit configured to convert the one or more near-field radio-frequency signals received from the transmitting antenna element of the near-field power transmitter into usable power for the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,879,696

GRID CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING A TIME WHEN ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON THE GRID WILL EXCEED NORMAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Enel X North America, Inc...

1. A system for predicting a time when energy consumption on a grid will exceed normal production capacity, the system comprising:baseline data stores, configured to store a plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets for buildings corresponding to the grid;
a building lag optimizer, configured to receive identifiers for said buildings, and configured to retrieve said plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets from said baseline data stores for said buildings, and configured to generate time shifted versions of said plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets for each of said buildings, each of said time shifted versions of said plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets comprising energy consumption values along with corresponding time and outside temperature values, wherein said energy consumption values within said each of time shifted versions of said plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets are shifted by one of a plurality of lag values relative to said corresponding time and outside temperature values, and wherein each of said plurality of lag values is different from other ones of said plurality of lag values, and wherein said corresponding time values are less than or equal to said corresponding energy lag for said each of said buildings, and wherein said corresponding time values comprise hourly values and said plurality of lag values spans a 24-hour period, and configured to perform a regression analysis on said each of said time shifted versions of said plurality of baseline energy consumption data sets to yield corresponding regression model parameters and a corresponding residual, and configured to determine a least valued residual from all residuals yielded, said least valued residual indicating a corresponding energy lag for said each of said buildings, and regression model parameters that correspond to said least valued residual, and wherein said corresponding energy lag describes a transient energy consumption period preceding a change in outside temperature;
a peak prediction element, coupled to said building lag optimizer and to weather stores, configured to receive, for each of said buildings, outside temperatures, said corresponding energy lag, and said corresponding regression model parameters, and configured to estimate a cumulative energy consumption for said buildings, and configured to predict the time when energy consumption on the grid will exceed normal production capacity; and
peak control, coupled to said peak prediction element, configured to receive the time when energy consumption on the grid will exceed normal production capacity, and configured to prepare and commence exceptional measures required to manage the energy consumption.

US Pat. No. 10,879,190

PATTERNING INTEGRATION SCHEME WITH TRENCH ALIGNMENT MARKS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a device, the method comprising:providing a semiconductor wafer comprising multiple active regions separated by kerf regions, wherein the active regions and the kerf region comprise a patterned dielectric layer, a metal conductor in the patterned dielectric layer and a liner layer intermediate the dielectric layer and the metal conductor, wherein the metal conductor has an upper surface coplanar with an upper surface of the dielectric layer;
forming an optically transparent layer on the semiconductor wafer;
patterning the optically transparent layer to selectively remove the optically transparent layer from the kerf region;
removing the metal conductor from the kerf region;
removing the optically transparent layer from the active region;
conformally depositing an optically opaque layer and creating topography in the kerf region;
depositing a lithographic stack comprising an organic planarization layer and a photoresist layer thereon; and
patterning openings in the lithographic stack to the optically opaque layer in the active regions using the topography in the kerf region as an alignment mark.

US Pat. No. 10,879,189

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor chip having an active surface having connection pads disposed thereon;
an encapsulant encapsulating at least portions of the semiconductor chip;
a connection member disposed on the active surface of the semiconductor chip, the connection member including a redistribution layer electrically connected to the connection pads;
a passivation layer disposed on the connection member;
an under bump metallurgy (UBM) layer embedded in the passivation layer, the UBM layer including a UBM pad and a UBM via electrically connecting the UBM pad to the redistribution layer of the connection member; and
a resin layer disposed on the passivation layer,
wherein a width of an upper surface of the UBM via in contact with the redistribution layer of the connection member is greater than a width of a lower surface of the UBM via in contact with the UBM pad,
wherein a width of the UBM pad is greater than the width of the lower surface of the UBM via,
wherein the resin layer includes an opening corresponding to a position of the UBM pad,
wherein the UBM pad includes a sidewall portion and a recess portion recessed toward the UBM via from a lower surface of the sidewall portion, and
wherein a side surface of the sidewall portion connected to a bottom surface of the recess portion has a step with a side surface of the opening of the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,879,038

CONDUCTIVE BEAM OPTIC CONTAINING INTERNAL HEATING ELEMENT

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

14. An ion implantation system, comprising:an electrostatic filter for delivering an ion beam to a wafer, the electrostatic filter comprising:
a housing; and
a plurality of conductive beam optics within the housing, the plurality of conductive beam optics arranged around an ion beam-line, wherein at least one conductive beam optic of the plurality of conductive beam optics comprises:
a conductive core element;
a resistive material disposed around the conductive core element; and
a conductive layer disposed around the resistive material, wherein in use a current is passed coaxially from the conductive layer to the conductive core element.

US Pat. No. 10,880,984

PERMANENT MAGNET E-BEAM/X-RAY HORN

FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE, ...

1. A magnetic apparatus, comprising:a scanning electromagnet that redirects a beam of charged particles;
a vacuum chamber that prevents the atmosphere from interfering with the charged particles; and
a parallelizing permanent magnet array for parallelizing the beam of charged particles including any uniformly diverging beam, wherein the parallelizing permanent magnet array is located proximate to a target comprising a Bremsstrahlung target or an object that is being irradiated and is further located within or outside the vacuum chamber, wherein a magnetic field of the scanning electromagnet is variable to produce all angles necessary to sweep the beam of charged particles across the target and wherein the parallelizing permanent magnet array is configured from a magnetic material that does not require an electric current.

US Pat. No. 10,880,336

MULTIDIMENSIONAL VECTORS FOR ANALYZING AND VISUALLY DISPLAYING IDENTITY PERMISSIONS

CyberArk Software Ltd., ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations for assessment of network identities, the operations comprising:identifying a plurality of network identities;
identifying, for a plurality of privileges, whether the plurality of privileges have been actually used by the plurality of network identities over a period of time;
identifying identity data associated with the plurality of network identities, the identity data indicating one or more attributes of the plurality of network identities;
developing, based on whether the plurality of privileges have been actually used by the plurality of network identities over the period of time and on the identity data, a first plurality of multidimensional privilege vectors for the plurality of network identities, each of the first plurality of multidimensional privilege vectors corresponding to an identity from the plurality of network identities and expressing at least:
whether each identity actually used the plurality of privileges over the period of time, and
the one or more attributes of each identity; and
triggering, based on the first plurality of multidimensional privilege vectors, a security action.

US Pat. No. 10,879,966

MIMO BOLT-ON DEVICE, MIMO CHANNEL EMULATOR, AND MIMO CHANNEL EMULATION METHOD

INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNO...

1. A multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) bolt-on device for a single-input and single-output (SISO) radio, the device comprising:a plurality of antennas;
a multi-channel receiver, including a plurality of channels for signal transmission;
a plurality of couplers, wherein each coupler is configured to couple one of the plurality of antennas with one of the plurality of channels in the multi-channel receiver;
a micro-controller, coupled to the multi-channel receiver to compare signals from the plurality of channels, thereby identifying a channel with a highest signal-to-noise (SNR) among the plurality of channels; and
a switch device, coupled to the micro-controller and configured to select an antenna of the plurality of antennas corresponding to the channel with the highest SNR among the plurality of antennas for a connection between the selected antenna and the SISO radio.

US Pat. No. 10,878,996

COMPACT TRANSCEIVER ON A MULTI-LEVEL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. A method for transmitting power or data through magnetic fields, comprising:passing a first variable electrical current through a first transceiver coil in a first transceiver apparatus;
generating a variable magnetic flux that passes through an interior of the first transceiver coil, the variable magnetic flux extending along a first flux axis to a semiconductor integrated circuit chip, the semiconductor integrated circuit chip including a second transceiver coil disposed about an outside of a magnetic core;
generating a second variable current in the second transceiver coil, the second variable current based on the variable magnetic flux; and
modulating an impedance of the second transceiver coil to transmit data to the first transceiver apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,877,623

DYNAMIC INTERFACE FOR REMOTE CONTROL OF A HOME AUTOMATION NETWORK

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

15. A method of control in a home automation network having an automation controller and a remote control having a limited capacity memory and a limited capacity display, the method comprising the steps of:communicating remote control memory capacity parameters and a list of available physical controls present on the remote control from the remote control to the automation controller, wherein the automation controller controls lighting dimmers and switches, audio/visual equipment and climate control in response to control messages from the remote control, and wherein the automation controller is a network device separate from the remote control;
downloading menu items and input control function mappings from the automation controller to the remote control, a number of menu items and a length of each menu item selected by the automation controller based on the remote control memory capacity parameters and the input control function mappings determined by the automation controller based on the communicated list of available physical controls present on the remote control; and
displaying at least one of the menu items on a display on the remote control;
changing the menu item displayed in response to user navigation commands; and
downloading additional menu items from a menu database accessible by the automation controller in response to user navigation commands, wherein the additional menu items downloaded are limited portions of the menu database, wherein the automation controller sends the additional menu items to the remote control in response to a request from the remote control for the additional menu items that are not currently displayed but are adjacent to a displayed menu item, and wherein the remote control sends the request for the additional menu items to the automation controller in response to a scroll movement to the additional menu items and based on an amount of cache memory available in the remote control.

US Pat. No. 10,876,809

QUICK START PROJECTILE LAUNCHER AND METHODS

Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket,...

15. A method for launching projectiles, comprising the steps of:providing a motor;
providing projectile propelling flywheels linked to the motor;
providing a clutch structure engaging the flywheels, the clutch structure including a swing gear operable between a first position a second position;
providing a pusher mechanism disposed adjacent the flywheels and engaging the motor;
providing one or more projectiles at the pusher mechanism;
providing a trigger assembly including a trigger and trigger linkage assembly linked to the swing gear and engaging clutch structure and the pusher mechanism;
pulling the trigger turning the motor on jump starting rotation of the flywheels and pulling the swing gear to the second position and into engagement with the pusher mechanism;
obtaining operating speed at the flywheels and engaging the clutch structure to rotate; and
transmitting power from the motor to the pusher mechanism causing back and forth motion of the pusher mechanism advancing projectiles one at a time into the rotating flywheels when the trigger is pulled.

US Pat. No. 10,874,569

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE DRIVE MECHANISM OF AN OPERATING TABLE

MAQUET GMBH, Rastatt (DE...

1. A device for controlling at least one drive device of a surgical table, the device comprising a control unit for providing an output control signal on the basis of at least a first input control signal and a safety release unit comprising a first locking unit for locking the output control signal in response to a locking signal generated by the control unit;the device being configured such that the drive device is controllable by the output control signal, and that the drive device is directly controllable by a second input control signal;
wherein the control unit receives the second input control signal or a signal based on the second input control signal,
wherein the safety release unit further comprises a second locking unit for locking the second input control signal, wherein the second locking unit is configured to forward the second input control signal to the drive device in a first switching state, and to interrupt the forwarding of the second input control signal in a second switching state, and wherein the second locking unit is switched to the first switching state after the powering up of the drive device.

US Pat. No. 10,880,764

CIRCUITS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A SERIAL BUS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A first radio-frequency amplifier comprising:a communication interface coupled to a serial bus; and
a monitoring component coupled to the communication interface, the monitoring component configured to monitor the serial bus for first data addressed to and transmitted to a second radio-frequency amplifier coupled to the serial bus, the first data directed to the second radio-frequency amplifier and including an identifier of the second radio-frequency amplifier, the first data including configuration information relating to the second radio-frequency amplifier, the monitoring component further configured to detect the first data transmitted to the second radio-frequency amplifier and to set or modify a configuration of the first radio-frequency amplifier based on the configuration information relating to the second radio-frequency amplifier in the detected first data transmitted to the second radio-frequency amplifier, operation of the first radio-frequency amplifier dependent on the second radio-frequency amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,880,733

METHOD FOR PAIRING ELECTRONIC TERMINALS, CORRESPONDING PAIRING DEVICES, TERMINALS AND PROGRAM

INGENICO INC, Boston, MA...

1. A method for pairing a first terminal, called an initiator terminal seeking to transmit and receive data, with a second terminal, called an acceptor terminal, wherein said method comprises:placing an external surface connector of the initiator terminal on a complementary external surface connector of the acceptor terminal, said initiator terminal receiving a piece of data about a presence of said acceptor terminal;
determining, by said initiator terminal, a parameter of connection; and
pairing said initiator terminal with said acceptor terminal according to a mode of pairing depending on the determined parameter of connection,
wherein said mode of pairing belongs to the group consisting of:
a mode of permanent physical connection in which the connection is exclusively provided by the external surface connector of the initiator terminal connected to the complementary external surface connector of the acceptor terminal;
a mode of temporary physical connection in which only the pairing of the initiator terminal with the acceptor terminal requires a connection between the external surface connector of the initiator terminal and the complementary external surface connector of the acceptor terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,880,498

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF A LOW-QUALITY IMAGE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a first combination unit configured to:
receive a far-infrared image of an object, a visible image of the object, and a near-infrared image of the object;
generate a composite signal based on
a first amount of correlation between the visible image and the far-infrared image, and
a second amount of correlation between the near-infrared image and the far-infrared image; and
set a contribution ratio of one of the visible image or the near-infrared image to a specific value, wherein the contribution ratio is set to one of the visible image or the near-infrared image which has a larger amount of correlation among the first amount of correlation and the second amount of correlation; and
a second combination unit configured to combine the far-infrared image and the composite signal to generate a quality-improved image of the far-infrared image.

US Pat. No. 10,880,130

SERDES EQUALIZATION FOR SHORT, REFLECTIVE CHANNELS

CREDO TECHNOLOGY GROUP LI...

1. A short, high-rate communications link that comprises:a serializer that provides a signal having a symbol rate of at least 10 GHz; and
a deserializer that receives the signal via a printed circuit board (“PCB”) trace, the PCB trace being coupled to the serializer with a first impedance mismatch and coupled to the deserializer with a second impedance mismatch, the deserializer operating to convert the signal into a symbol stream,
at least one of the serializer and deserializer including an equalizer that attenuates a frequency component of the signal at half of the symbol rate relative to a frequency component of the signal at one third of the symbol rate.

US Pat. No. 10,879,950

SAME-APERTURE ANY-FREQUENCY SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Photonic Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for improving transmit-receive isolation in a simultaneously transmitting and receiving multi-antenna RF communication system, the method comprising:a) feeding a first transmit signal from a first transmit path to a first radiating element;
b) feeding a second transmit signal from a second transmit path to a second radiating element;
c) collecting a signal comprising a desired receive signal and the first and second transmit signals using the first radiating element and passing the collected signal to a receive path, wherein the desired receive signal and the first and second transmit signal each occupy a same RF frequency channel at a same time;
d) splitting a copy of the first transmit signal;
e) setting a complex value of the split copy of the first transmit signal to produce an adjusted first transmit signal;
f) splitting a copy of the second transmit signal;
g) setting a complex value of the split copy of the second transmit signal to produce an adjusted second transmit signal;
h) combining the adjusted first transmit signal and the adjusted second transmit signal to produce a combined adjusted first transmit signal and adjusted second transmit signal; and
i) subtracting the combined adjusted first transmit signal and adjusted second transmit signal from the collected signal in the receive path thereby generating a receive signal with improved transmit-receive isolation.

US Pat. No. 10,879,895

SENSOR DEVICE FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SUBSTANCE IN A SPACE REGION, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

BITRON S.p.A., Turin (IT...

1. A sensor device for detecting the presence of a body or substance in a spatial region, for detecting an electrically conductive liquid flow in a washing machine, comprisinga detecting circuit, including a first foil or first sheet and a second foil or second sheet, said first and second foils or said first and second sheets being of an electrically conductive material; and
a controller coupled with said detecting circuit and having an output connected with the second foil or second sheet for applying a first radiofrequency signal thereto and an input connected to the first foil or first sheet for receiving a second radiofrequency signal induced in said first foil or first sheet by radiofrequency waves radiated by the second foil or second sheet;
said controller being arranged to generate an information signal indicative of the strength of said second radiofrequency signal, which varies as a function of the presence of the body or the substance on or near said first foil or first sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,879,854

UNIVERSAL MEMORY-BASED MODEL FOR NONLINEAR POWER AMPLIFIER BEHAVIORS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for modelling a power amplifier, the method comprising:generating an extraction waveform having a plurality of tones each having a different frequency, a difference between the frequencies of two adjacent tones of the plurality of tones not being an integer multiple of a difference in frequency between any two other adjacent tones of the plurality of tones;
providing the extraction waveform to the power amplifier;
receiving output from the power amplifier generated in response to the extraction waveform, the output from the power amplifier including intermodulation distortion at a plurality of different frequencies, the frequencies of the intermodulation distortion not overlapping the frequencies of the tones; and
generating a model of the power amplifier based on the output.

US Pat. No. 10,879,804

SWITCHING REGULATOR FOR DYNAMICALLY CHANGING OUTPUT VOLTAGE AND POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SWITCHING REGULATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A switching regulator configured to generate an output voltage based on an input voltage, the switching regulator comprising:an inductor; and
a capacitor circuit configured to generate the output voltage by charging an inductor current passing through the inductor from the input voltage, provide a first capacitance as a load capacitance based on the output voltage being a first level, provide the first capacitance as the load capacitance based on the output voltage being a second level, and provide a second capacitance, which is less than the first capacitance, as the load capacitance based on the output voltage being between the first level and the second level,
wherein the capacitor circuit comprises:
a first capacitor configured to provide a fixed capacitance between a ground voltage and the output voltage; and
a variable capacitor connected in parallel with the first capacitor between the ground voltage and the output voltage,
wherein the fixed capacitance of the first capacitor is the second capacitance, and
wherein the variable capacitor comprises:
a second capacitor having a capacitance corresponding to a difference between the first capacitance and the second capacitance; and
a switch coupled in series with the second capacitor that is configured to electrically disconnect the second capacitor from the ground voltage based on a control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,879,703

SYNCHRONIZATION OF MICROGRIDS WITH EACH OTHER

ABB POWER GRIDS SWITZERLA...

1. A method for operating a microgrid network comprising a first microgrid and a second microgrid, the method comprising:synchronizing the first microgrid operating at a first voltage and a first frequency with the second microgrid operating at a second voltage and a second frequency by
determining a first voltage range and a first frequency range for operating the first microgrid;
determining a second voltage range and a second frequency range for operating the second microgrid;
determining an overlapping voltage range included within both the first voltage range of the first microgrid and the second voltage range of the second microgrid;
determining an overlapping frequency range included within both the first frequency range of the first microgrid and the second frequency range of the second microgrid;
selecting a third voltage within the overlapping voltage range;
selecting a third frequency within the overlapping frequency range;
controlling the first microgrid to change from the first voltage and the first frequency to the third voltage and the third frequency;
controlling the second microgrid to change from the second voltage and the second frequency to the third voltage and the third frequency; and
connecting the first microgrid with the second microgrid by closing a switch connecting the first microgrid to the second microgrid.

US Pat. No. 10,879,647

DOUBLE POLE POWER CONNECTOR

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulative housing;
an insulative member pivotably mounted to the housing at a pivotable attachment; and
a first conductive element, the first conductive element comprising a body and a mating portion extending from the body, wherein:
the body is supported by the housing, and
the mating portion is coupled to the insulative member pivotably mounted to the housing such that the mating portion pivots with the insulative member.

US Pat. No. 10,876,956

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAMPLE USE MAXIMIZATION

Labrador Diagnostics LLC,...

1. A method of processing a sample, the method comprising:a) inserting a cartridge into a sample processing device,
wherein the cartridge comprises:
a first assay unit and a second assay unit, wherein the first assay unit and second assay unit are each independently movable from the cartridge, wherein at least the first assay unit has the shape of a pipette tip, wherein the cartridge further comprises reagents for performing a first assay in the first assay unit and for performing a second assay in the second assay unit, and
wherein the sample processing device comprises:
a detection station comprising at least one of a: spectrophotometer, PMT, photodiode, camera, CCD sensor, or CMOS sensor;
a fluid handling system comprising a nozzle configured to interface with a pipette tip and configured to move the sample; and
an imaging device configured to obtain images of said nozzle and said pipette tip,
b) dividing the sample into at least a first portion and a second portion in the sample processing device;
c) retaining the first portion of the sample in a first module and transporting by the fluid handling system the second portion of the sample to the second assay unit,
d) obtaining an image of the nozzle and of the pipette tip within the sample processing device, effective to provide information regarding whether there are undesirable condition(s) associated with the pipette tip; and
e) processing the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,875,494

ADAPTIVE BELT FOR IMPACT

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. An adaptive belt attached to a vehicle seat, the adaptive belt comprising:a first section, a second section, and a third section, wherein:
the first section, the second section, and the third section form a continuous belt; and
the adaptive belt comprises a retracted configuration and a fully extended configuration;
wherein, in the retracted configuration:
the adaptive belt is folded between the first section and the second section such that a first attachment attaches the first section to a first portion of the second section;
the adaptive belt is folded between the second section and the third section such that a second attachment attaches a second portion of the second section to a first portion of the third section;
the first attachment is distinct from the second attachment; and
the adaptive belt has a retracted length;
wherein, in the fully extended configuration, the first attachment and the second attachment fail, thereby increasing a length of the adaptive belt to a fully extended length; and
wherein, in response to a threshold loading condition, the adaptive belt changes from the retracted configuration to the fully extended configuration.
US Pat. No. 10,876,009

AQUEOUS BINDER SYSTEM, A COATING COMPOSITION AND A COATING

Croda International PLC C...

1. An aqueous binder system for a coating composition, the aqueous binder system comprising:A) at least 10 wt % to 90 wt % water, based on the total weight of the aqueous binder system;
B) at least one hydroxyl-functional binder polymer; and
C) from 0.1 to 20 wt %, based on the total weight of the aqueous binder system, of at least one quaternary ammonium compound, wherein the quaternary ammonium compound comprises a core quaternary ammonium group which has pendant groups which comprise:
i) a hydrocarbyl group having 8 to 16 carbon atoms which is a linear or branched, alkyl or alkenyl group;
ii) two independent hydroxyl terminated groups, wherein each hydroxyl terminated group comprises from 1 to 10 alkylene oxide residues and wherein the total number of alkylene oxide residues in the quaternary ammonium compound is from 5 to 12; and
iii) a C1 to C8 hydrocarbyl group;
wherein B) and C) are not covalently bonded to each other within the aqueous binder system.

US Pat. No. 10,880,959

AUTOMATIC PHASE CONTROL

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of cooking, thawing, or drying food in a cavity by feeding the cavity with RF signals having phase differences of target values, the method comprising:setting a target value for a phase difference;
simultaneously feeding the cavity with at least two RF signals comprising a first RF signal fed to the cavity via a first antenna and a second RF signal fed to the cavity via a second antenna, said first and second RF signals having a common frequency and differ in phase by a first phase difference;
measuring the first phase difference; and
adjusting the feeding based on measurements of reflected RF signals reflected from the cavity so that the phase difference between the first and second signals fed to the cavity via the first and second antennas approaches the target value.

US Pat. No. 10,880,663

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SOUND FILE CREATION

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A method comprising:determining, based on an acoustic test to be performed, a plurality of audio parameters, wherein the acoustic test is performed in a testing environment comprising a construction assembly;
determining, based on the construction assembly, a value for each audio parameter of the plurality of audio parameters;
configuring, according to the value for each audio parameter of the plurality of audio parameters, an electronic device to capture audio;
performing the acoustic test;
capturing, with a microphone of the electronic device, audio associated with the acoustic test;
storing the captured audio as a sound file;
receiving, from an acoustic testing device, a result of the acoustic test;
mapping, to the stored sound file: the result of the acoustic test, the value for each audio parameter of the plurality of audio parameters, and information related to the construction assembly; and
adjusting the value for at least one audio parameter of the plurality of audio parameters mapped to the stored sound file, wherein the adjusted value for the at least one audio parameter is based on values for the at least one audio parameter associated with a plurality of sound files for a plurality of acoustic tests.

US Pat. No. 10,880,296

SMART SECURITY STORAGE

KINGSTON DIGITAL INC., F...

1. A smart security storage, comprising:a communication module that communicates with a host computing device, a target module, and a smart device interface via a first, second, and third communication channel, respectively;
wherein the smart device interface,
communicates with the communication module and a smart device, and
comprises a switch select for controlling three-way interface traffic flow for the communication module between the first and second communication channel or between the second and third communication channel;
a target module, that:
communicates with the communication module and a security module, and
connects to the security module in response to an instruction from a smart device;
wherein the security module:
communicates with the target module and a memory, and
enables one or more security operations to be performed on data stored on the memory;
the memory:
communicates with the security module, and
enables the one or more security operations to be performed on the data stored thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,879,763

ELECTRIC ACTUATOR

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. An electric actuator, comprising:a motor unit, having a motor shaft extending in an axial direction;
a speed reducer, connected to one side of the motor shaft in the axial direction;
an output section, having an output shaft to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted via the speed reducer; and
a housing, configured to accommodate the motor unit, the speed reducer, and the output section,
wherein the motor shaft and the output shaft are disposed apart from each other n a radial direction of the motor shaft,
the motor unit has a first bearing configured to rotatably support the motor shaft,
the housing has:
a housing main body, formed of a resin; and
a metal member, formed of a metal and held by the housing main body, and the metal member has:
a bearing holding section, configured to hold the first bearing; and
an output shaft support section, configured to support the output shaft,
the output shaft is rotated around an output central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,879,691

UNLOCKABLE SWITCH INHIBITOR

VEONEER US INC., Southfi...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors connected in series between a supply voltage and an output terminal;
a charge pump configured to generate a voltage of sufficient magnitude relative to the supply voltage to switch the one or more metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors into a conductive state; and
a driver circuit coupled between the charge pump and the one or more metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors, wherein
the driver circuit (i) comprises at least one bipolar junction transistor having a collector terminal connected to a gate terminal of the one or more metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors and an emitter terminal connected via a diode to either said supply voltage or a ground potential, and (ii) is configured to drive the one or more metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors to provide at least one of power switching, reverse polarity protection, power switching with reverse polarity protection, or over voltage inhibition.

US Pat. No. 10,879,580

DIPOLE FIXATION IN ANTENNA SYSTEM

NOKIA SHANGHAI BELL CO., ...

1. A dipole fixation in an antenna system for fixing dipoles on a reflector, the dipole fixation comprising:fixing members passing through apertures on the reflector to fix the dipoles on the reflector;
a first non-conductive member arranged axially between and in direct contact with the dipoles and the reflector; and
a second non-conductive member arranged axially between and in direct contact with the fixing members and the reflector;
wherein the fixing members and respective dipoles are not directly coupled to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,879,579

ZERO INSERTION LOSS DIRECTIONAL COUPLER FOR WIRELESS TRANSCEIVERS WITH INTEGRATED POWER AMPLIFIERS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A directional coupler with a first port, a second port, a third port, and a fourth port, comprising:a first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer;
a first signal trace on the first conductive layer, the first signal trace being defined by a first signal trace first terminal on the first conductive layer and connected to the first port, and a first signal trace second terminal on the first conductive layer and connected to the second port, the first signal trace being contiguous and on the first conductive layer between the first signal trace first terminal and the first signal trace second terminal;
an inductive winding having multiple turns on the second conductive layer and at least partially overlapping the first signal trace, the inductive winding being defined by an inductive winding second terminal connected to the fourth port and an inductive winding first terminal connected to the third port; and
a second signal trace routed away from the first signal trace, the second signal trace including a second signal trace first terminal connected to the fourth port and a second signal trace second terminal connected to the inductive winding second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,878,670

METHOD FOR PROTECTING PRODUCT AGAINST THEFT AND COMPUTER DEVICE

TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHE...

1. A product anti-theft method applicable in a computer device,the computer device is communicating with a first photographic device and a second photographic device, the method comprising:
acquiring at least one first image from the first photographic device when a first user is picking up at least one first product from a preset area;
obtaining item information of the at least one first product and face feature information of the first user by recognizing the at least one first image;
storing the face feature information in association with the item information into a database of the computer device;
acquiring at least one second image from the second photographic device when performing a handover process, wherein the handover process is a process when someone handing the at least one second product to the second user;
obtaining item information of the at least one second product and face feature information of the second user by recognizing the at least one second image;
determining whether the face feature information of the second user is the same as the face feature information of the first user;
searching for item information associated to the face feature information of the first user in the database if the face feature information of the second user is the same as the face feature information of the first user;
determining whether the searched item information is the same as the item information of the at least one second product;
determining whether the handover process is completed if the searched item information is the same as the item information of the at least one second product;
deactivating an alarm device of the least one second product if the handover process is completed; and
sending a burglar alarm message if the handover process is not completed.

US Pat. No. 10,877,233

ACTIVE ETHERNET CABLE WITH PRESET PRE-EQUALIZATION

CREDO TECHNOLOGY GROUP LI...

1. A cable that comprises:a first data recovery and re-modulation (DRR) device that exchanges inbound and outbound multi-lane data streams with a first host interface port via a first end connector plug;
a second DRR device that exchanges inbound and outbound multi-lane data streams with a second host interface port via a second end connector plug; and
electrical conductors connecting the first and second DRR devices to convey electrical transit signals therebetween,
the first DRR device converting between said electrical transit signals and said inbound and outbound multi-lane data streams for the first host interface port, and
the second DRR device converting between said electrical transit signals and said inbound and outbound multi-lane data streams for the second host interface port,
the first and second DRR devices providing pre-equalization of the electrical transit signals using transmit filter coefficient values stored in nonvolatile memories.

US Pat. No. 10,877,156

LOCALIZATION BY LIGHT SENSORS

VEONEER US INC., Southfi...

1. A system comprising:a transceiver (i) mounted to a stationary infrastructure element and (ii) configured to generate a light signal having a plurality of bands of light across a number of defined angles, wherein each of said bands of light relates to a height of said transceiver relative to a road; and
a receiver configured to (i) receive said light signal and (ii) calculate a distance to said stationary infrastructure element based on a detected one of said bands of light, wherein said distance is (i) calculated using the detected band of light generated by the transceiver and (ii) used to provide localization in an autonomous vehicle application.

US Pat. No. 10,875,558

ON-RAIL TRAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, GROUND APPARATUS, AND TRAIN MANAGEMENT METHOD

KYOSAN ELECTRIC MFG. CO.,...

1. An on-rail train management system comprising an on-board apparatus and a ground apparatus,wherein wireless communication between the on-board apparatus and the ground apparatus being impossible or difficult when a train enters a building of a rail yard, but possible in commercial operation,
the train being formed by one or more vehicle-formation-sets,
the on-board apparatus
being mounted on each of the vehicle-formation-sets, and executing
storing IDs of the vehicle-formation-sets,
transmitting train information including the IDs of the vehicle-formation-sets to the ground apparatus in response to an inquiry from the ground apparatus, and
performing a predetermined emergency stop control when determining that there is not the inquiry from the ground apparatus after leaving the building, and
the ground apparatus executing,
when there is the train entering the building, storing the IDs of the respective vehicle-formation-sets of the train in an entering order by a FILO (First-In-Last-Out) method,
when there is the train leaving the building, sequentially reading the IDs by the FILO method, performing the inquiry based on the IDs in the order of the reading to obtain the train information from the on-board apparatus of each of the vehicle-formation-sets forming the train, and
performing a predetermined alarm output control when the on-board apparatus does not respond to the inquiry, and obtaining of the train information fails.

US Pat. No. 10,874,878

PARTICLE THERAPY APPARATUS COMPRISING AN MRI

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A particle therapy apparatus for irradiating a target with a charged particle beam, comprising:a particle accelerator configured to generate the charged particle beam;
a gantry having an isocenter rotatable about an axis, the gantry including:
a plurality of bending magnets arranged along a beam path and having a first bending magnet and a last bending magnet,
the first bending magnet configured to receive the charged particle beam along the axis and to bend and direct the charged particle beam away from the axis,
the last bending magnet configured to bend and direct the charged particle beam towards the isocenter and according to a final beam direction;
a magnetic resonance imaging system including:
a first main magnet unit and a second main magnet unit arranged respectively on opposite sides of the isocenter,
the first main magnet unit being closer to the last bending magnet than the second main magnet unit,
the first main magnet unit and the second main magnet unit configured to generate a main magnetic field parallel to the final beam direction at the isocenter; and
a passive magnetic shield surrounding the first main magnet unit and the second main magnet unit, the passive magnetic shield having an upper portion arranged between the last bending magnet and the first main magnet unit, and a lower portion opposite the upper portion,
wherein the upper portion of the passive magnetic shield includes a first through-hole defining a passageway through which the charged particle beam passes to reach the isocenter,
wherein the lower portion of the passive magnetic shield borders a lower surface of the second main magnet unit, and
wherein the first main magnet unit, the second main magnet unit, and the passive magnetic shield are all synchronously rotatable with the gantry about the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,878,559

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING EFFICIENCY OF MANUAL INSPECTION FOR DEFECT PATTERN

UTECHZONE CO., LTD., New...

1. A method for evaluating an efficiency of a manual inspection for a defect pattern, comprising:enabling an evaluation program;
loading a test image automatically by the enabled evaluation program and displaying the test image in a user interface;
detecting a user behavior of a user after the user watches the test image;
generating original data according to the user behavior, wherein the original data reflects at least one of whether the user identifies the defect pattern in the test image and a type of the defect pattern identified by the user; and
performing a quantitative operation on the original data to generate evaluation data corresponding to the efficiency of the manual inspection, wherein the evaluation data reflects an evaluation result corresponding to the efficiency of the manual inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,878,138

METHOD OF MANAGING PROXY OBJECTS

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. A method of managing proxy objects within CAD Models comprising the steps of:uploading Objects to a computer device having a memory coupled to an accessible secure database;
attaching meta data to a 3D CAD Model and to each Object stored in said secure database;
matching a Proxy Object by an application executing on the computer device to at least one or more said Objects using a product category hierarchy;
locating at least one said Proxy Object from said secure database;
placing said at least one Proxy Object in said 3D CAD Model;
selecting HD Objects to replace selected Proxy Objects on a scene;
displaying a photo realistic rendered image of said scene wherein Proxy Objects have been swapped with selected HD Objects within said scene;
identifying 2D coordinates of a location by an application executing on the computer device;
entering additional data to said location through said viewer and adding said additional data into said secure database;
translating said 2D coordinates into 3D coordinates by an application executing on a computer device outside of the 3D CAD model and adding said additional data into the 3D Model at the corresponding 2D Coordinates of said location; and
displaying photo realistic rendered images of multiple scenes with HD Objects, placing selected 3D Specification icon by an application executing on the computer device within said 3D CAD Model and 3D Specifications for Users to access via a browser or a mobile app.

US Pat. No. 10,877,574

COMPUTER MOUSE, TOUCHPAD, INPUT SUITE, AND MOBILE DEVICE

INVENTEC APPLIANCES (PUDO...

1. A computer mouse, comprising:at least one first fingerprint recognition device disposed on an outside surface of the computer mouse, and configured to recognize fingerprint data; and
an output converting unit connected to the first fingerprint recognition device, wherein a mapping relation of a plurality of fingerprint data and a plurality of output characters is pre-stored in the output converting unit, and one of the output characters is outputted, by the output converting unit, in response to a received fingerprint data coming from the first fingerprint recognition device.

US Pat. No. 10,876,629

BELLOWS HAVING AERATING MEANS

GKN Driveline Internation...

1. A boot, comprising:a first fastening region having a first diameter and a second fastening region having a second diameter;
wherein the first diameter is smaller than the second diameter;
wherein the first fastening region comprises a binder seat region on its outer circumference;
wherein at an inner circumference of the first fastening region at least one first and at least one second aerating protrusions are arranged axially spaced from each other at a flat surface of the inner circumference, and protrude beyond the flat surface of the inner circumference; and
wherein the flat surface of the inner circumference of the first fastening region includes a flat region axially between the at least one first and at least one second aerating protrusions, wherein the flat region has a sufficiently long axial width that the flat region is formable to have a bead-like material displacement against a surface of a first machine part when the first fastening region is fastened by fastening means between the axially spaced first and second aerating protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,876,444

ELECTRIC VALVE DEVICE, FRESH AIR PASSAGE MECHANISM, AND INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINE

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. A fresh air passage mechanism, comprising:a fresh air passage for sending air to a crankcase from an upstream side of a throttle valve in an intake path of an internal-combustion engine;
wherein an electric valve device is arranged in the fresh air passage;
the fresh air passage comprises a pipe which is connected to an inflow side pipe portion of the electric valve device and joins the intake path and the inflow side pipe portion; and
an inlet of the bypass path is blocked by the pipe in an overlapped portion between the pipe and the inflow side pipe portion,
wherein the electric valve device, comprising: the inflow side pipe portion, an outflow side pipe portion, a barrier which partitions off the inflow side pipe portion from the outflow side pipe portion, a valve body which opens and closes an opening arranged on the barrier by moving in an axial direction, and a driving portion which drives the valve body;
wherein the inflow side pipe portion comprises a passage which communicates with the outflow side pipe portion through the opening treated as a first opening and a bypass path which is separated from the passage and communicates with the inflow side pipe portion through a second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,875,213

RECYCLING CARBON FIBER BASED MATERIALS

CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PL...

1. A process to reclaim carbon fiber from a cured thermoset matrix comprising:adding the cured thermoset matrix to a polyol solvent composition under conditions to free more than 95% by weight of the carbon fiber from the cured thermoset matrix, wherein the polyol solvent composition is selected from a group consisting of monosaccharides, disaccharides, sugar alcohols, ethylene glycol, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, ethylene glycol monopropyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, diethylene, glycol, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, diethylene glycol dimethyl ether, diethylene glycol diethyl ether, diethylene glycol monopropyl ether, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, triethylene glycol, triethylene glycol monomethyl ether, triethylene glycol monoethyl ether, tetraethylene glycol, 1,2-propanediol, 1,3-propanediol, 1,2-butanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol, 2,3-butanediol, 1,5-pentanediol, glycerol, or dipropylene glycol;
washing the carbon fiber with water; and
drying the carbon fiber to reclaim the carbon fiber wherein more than 97% by weight of the carbon fiber is freed from said thermoset matrix and wherein more than 99% by weight of the freed carbon fiber is reclaimed;
wherein said conditions comprise a constant temperature of between 125 and 250 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 10,877,082

CONVERTER VALVE FAULT WARNING METHOD AND SYSTEM

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. An early warning method for a failure in a converter valve, comprising:within a predetermined time range, recording time information of status indication signals fed back by thyristor control units (TCUs) of a converter valve;
performing statistics and comparison of the pieces of time information using a bias statistics method;
marking a thyristor level whose bias exceeds a preset value; and
determining a probability of failure in the thyristor according to the marking result;
wherein the status indication signals fed back by the TCUs represent status indication signals which are acquired by a converter valve control unit (VCU) and are fed back by the respective TCUs corresponding to the thyristor levels of the converter valve, the status indication signal being a status indication signal meaning that a thyristor level has established a forward voltage and meet a trigger condition;
the TCUs preset a voltage threshold, wherein the setting of the threshold satisfies a minimum energy requirement with which the TCUs can trigger a thyristor to be reliably turned on; and
if detecting that a voltage across a thyristor exceeds the voltage threshold, the TCUs generate a status indication signal and send the same to the converter VCU.

US Pat. No. 10,876,034

MODIFIED SILICON DIOXIDE MATERIAL OF FLUOROCARBON ACTIVE AGENT TYPE SUPER-AMPHIPHOBIC CUTTING-CARRYING AGENT SUITABLE FOR WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUID AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A modified silicon dioxide material, wherein a silicon dioxide of the modified silicon dioxide material is attached with a modifying group represented by Formula (I):
wherein the group A is a polymer group consisting of structural unit represented by the following Formula (II):

wherein R1, R2, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-C6 alkyl; R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 alkoxy; L1 is —O-L2- or C1-C8 alkylene, and L2 is C1-C8 alkylene; R6 is selected from C4-C20 perfluoroalkyl; R9 is selected from H or C1-C6 alkyl; R is C1-C6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,875,910

ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZING ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMI...

1. A method of humanizing an antibody, comprising determining the sequences of the heavy and light chain variable regions of a mouse antibody, synthesizing a nucleic acid encoding a humanized heavy chain comprising CDRs of the mouse antibody heavy chain and a nucleic add encoding a humanized light chain comprising CDRs of the mouse antibody light chain; expressing the nucleic acids in a host cell to produce a humanized antibody; wherein the mouse antibody is characterized by the mature heavy chain variable region of SEQ ID NO: 9 and the mature light chain variable region of SEQ ID NO: 24.

US Pat. No. 10,880,962

LIGHTING SYSTEMS HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first light source that includes a first semiconductor light-emitting device and includes a first lumiphor configured for converting light emissions of the first semiconductor light-emitting device having a first spectral power distribution into first light source emissions having another spectral power distribution being different than the first spectral power distribution, wherein the first light source is configured for emitting the first light source emissions as having a first color point, wherein the first color point is located between an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 4800K and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 2500K, and wherein the first color point is located within a distance of about equal to or less than 0.006 delta(uv) away from a Planckian—black-body locus of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) 1931 XY chromaticity diagram;
a second light source that includes a second semiconductor light-emitting device, wherein the second light source is configured for emitting second light source emissions having a second color point, wherein the second color point is located between an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 2900K and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 1700K; and
a third light source that includes a third semiconductor light-emitting device, wherein the third light source is configured for emitting third light source emissions having a third color point, wherein the third color point is located between a line-of-purples of the CIE 1931 XY chromaticity diagram and an isotherm of a correlated color temperature of about 1500K, and wherein the third color point is located within a distance of about 0.025 delta(uv) below the Planckian—black-body locus;
wherein the lighting system forms combined light emissions having a series of combined color points, wherein the combined light emissions include the first light source emissions, and the second light source emissions, and the third light source emissions; and
wherein the lighting system causes the series of the combined color points of the combined light emissions to emulate color points of an incandescent light emitter by causing a progression of the series of the combined color points to remain below the Planckian—black-body locus throughout a light brightening/dimming curve of correlated color temperatures (CCTs).

US Pat. No. 10,877,708

ROLL-FED PRINTING APPARATUS, RASTER IMAGE PROCESSOR, SOFTWARE MEDIUM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A ROLL-FED PRINTING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE RASTER IMAGE PROCESSOR

CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING...

8. A roll-fed printing apparatus for printing images on at least one recording medium, the roll-fed printing apparatus comprisinga controller configured to send media properties of the at least one recording medium in the roll-fed printing apparatus to a raster image processor a print engine configured to deposit marking material in swathes on the at least one recording medium according to the schedule for printing of the images on the at least one recording medium,
wherein
the controller is configured to receive a plurality of ripped images from the raster image processor irrespectively of the presence of the least one recording medium in the roll-fed printing apparatus and to schedule printing of the plurality of ripped images on the at least one recording medium, and
the controller comprises a roll managing system configured to establish for a ripped image of the plurality of ripped images at least one arbitrary position on the at least one recording medium, at which at least one arbitrary position the ripped image is intended to be printed,
the controller is configured to create subsequent image swathes for printing the ripped images according to the established arbitrary positions of the ripped images,
the print engine is configured to subsequently print the created subsequent image swathes,
the roll managing system is configured to monitor a first actual status of printing of the created subsequent image swathes, a second actual status of a timing of the ripped images to be printed and a third actual status of the at least one receiving medium; and
to display and keep up-to-date a dynamic roll preview area representing the at least one recording medium, the planned ripped images to be printed on the at least one recording medium, the ripped images currently being printed on the at least one recording medium and image items representing the monitored first, second and third actual statuses.

US Pat. No. 10,875,548

HOPPER CAR DOUBLE DOORS

TRINITY RAIL GROUP, LLC, ...

1. A railcar comprising:an underframe comprising a center sill extending along a longitudinal centerline of the railcar, and two side sills, the two side sills located on opposite sides of the center sill and extending parallel with the center sill;
a hopper coupled to the underframe;
a first inner discharge door coupled to the underframe proximate the center sill on a first side of a longitudinal centerline of the railcar;
a second inner discharge door coupled to the underframe proximate the center sill on a second side of the longitudinal centerline of the railcar;
a first outer discharge door coupled to the underframe proximate the side sill on the first side of the longitudinal centerline of the railcar;
a second outer discharge door coupled to the underframe proximate the side sill on the second side of the longitudinal centerline of the railcar;
a first linkage coupling the first inner discharge door to the second outer discharge door;
a second linkage coupling the second inner discharge door to the first outer discharge door; and
an operating beam, wherein:
the operating beam is slidably coupled to the center sill and operable to slide in a longitudinal direction;
the operating beam is coupled to the first and second inner discharge doors; and
movement of the operating beam in a first direction opens the first and second inner discharge doors and the first and second outer discharge doors.

US Pat. No. 10,875,328

ASSEMBLY OF A GUIDING STRUCTURE AND A PRINT HEAD CARRIAGE

CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING...

1. An assembly of a guiding structure and a print head carriage, the print head carriage comprising a base carriage controllably movable relative to the guiding structure along a first horizontal axis, the print head carriage comprising a sub-carriage controllably movable relative to the base carriage along a second horizontal axis,wherein the print head carriage comprises an intermediate carriage controllably movable relative to the base carriage along a vertical axis, the sub-carriage mounted on the intermediate carriage for moving together with the intermediate carriage relative to the base carriage, the sub-carriage controllably movable relative to the intermediate carriage along the second horizontal axis, and
wherein the guiding structure comprises a pair of primary guidance rails extending along the first horizontal axis, a pair of primary runner blocks arranged on each guidance rail, the base carriage comprising a pair of secondary guidance rails extending along the vertical axis, each secondary guidance rail arranged to be guided by a pair of secondary runner blocks, each secondary runner block mounted on a respective one of the primary runner blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,875,124

METHOD, USE AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE WORK PIECE

1. A method for producing or repairing a three-dimensional metallic work piece having a substantially single crystalline microstructure, the method comprising the following steps:providing at least one substantially single-crystalline substrate;
depositing a first layer of a metallic raw material powder onto the substrate; and
irradiating selected areas of the deposited raw material powder layer with an electromagnetic or particle radiation beam in a site selective manner in accordance with an irradiation pattern which corresponds to a geometry of at least part of a layer of the three-dimensional work piece to be produced,whereinthe irradiation is controlled so as to produce a metallurgical bond between the substrate and the raw material powder layer deposited thereon, and the irradiation is controlled so that the following applies:
a remelting rate of a remelting within a plane of a presently irradiated raw material powder layer Rx fulfils the following condition: Rx>0.3, with Rx=((W?dy)/W), W being a melt pool width and dy being a distance between adjacent irradiation sites of the raw material powder layer, wherein the distance dy is defined by adjacent scan vectors along which respective irradiation sites are arranged, and wherein the remelting results from radiation beam diameters of the radiation beam overlapping each other when being moved along the adjacent scan vectors.

US Pat. No. 10,875,032

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AGGREGATES FROM RETURNED CONCRETE

MAPEI S.P.A., Milan (IT)...

1. A method for the production of aggregates from returned concrete which comprises:a) loading returned concrete into an intensive mixer;
b) adding organic or inorganic flocculating admixtures, either alone or combined;
c) mixing for 20 seconds to 5 minutes, until the returned concrete has coagulated into:
i. a fraction of larger particle size, mainly consisting of the original natural aggregates contained in the returned concrete, which are substantially dry and free of cement paste;
ii. a fraction of smaller particle size, mainly consisting of lumps containing water, coagulant admixtures, fresh cement and the fine fractions of the mixture (sand and silt);
d) passing the mixture through a vibration, rotary or cyclone sieve with separation into at least two particle-size classes, one fraction with a larger particle size mainly consisting of the original natural aggregates contained in the returned concrete, which are substantially dry and free of cement paste, and one fraction with a smaller particle size mainly consisting of lumps containing water, coagulant admixtures, fresh cement and the fine fractions of the mixture (sand and silt).

US Pat. No. 10,874,612

BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MICROSPHERE COMPOSITIONS FOR PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION

Adare Pharmaceuticals USA...

1. A composition for parenteral administration comprising:a plurality of microspheres,
wherein each microsphere comprises a polymer matrix and an active therapeutic agent,
wherein the polymer matrix comprises a homogenous mixture of a biodegradable polymer and a cellulose-derived material selected from the group consisting of cellulose ethers and cellulose esters,
wherein the biodegradable polymer has a molecular weight of greater than 10,000 Daltons,
wherein the percentage of active therapeutic agent is from about 10% to about 40% w/w of each microsphere,
wherein the biodegradable polymer comprises a polyester polymer comprising a co-block polymer selected from the group consisting of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) and poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide),
wherein the percentage of biodegradable polymer is from about 50% to about 95% w/w of each microsphere,
wherein the cellulose-derived material comprises ethyl cellulose,
wherein the percentage of cellulose-derived material is from about 0.5% to about 6% w/w of each microsphere, and
wherein the cellulose-derived material (CDM) comprises a viscosity fraction of about 0.1% to about 5%.

US Pat. No. 10,881,001

MICRO CONDUCTIVE THREAD INTERCONNECT COMPONENT TO MAKE AN INTERCONNECT BETWEEN CONDUCTIVE THREADS IN FABRICS TO PCB, FPC, AND RIGID-FLEX CIRCUITS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An interconnect component comprising:a. a dielectric layer; and
b. a plurality of conductors embedded within the dielectric layer, the plurality of conductors constitute all conductors in the interconnect component, wherein each of the plurality of conductors are electrically isolated from each other and all of the plurality of conductors are positioned in a same longitudinal plane of the interconnect component and without interconnecting vias, further wherein each conductor has a first end and a second end, and the dielectric layer has a first opening and a second opening, further wherein the first end of each of the plurality of conductors is exposed within the first opening, and the second end of each of the plurality of conductors is exposed within the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,880,729

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A USER OVER AN INTERNET PROTOCOL CONNECTION

Flash Networks, LTD, Her...

1. A method comprising:(a) employing, a network element (NE) that is communicatively coupled between a plurality of subscribers and a plurality of IP servers;
(b) configuring the NE to inspect transactions that are executed between the plurality subscribers and the plurality of IP servers, and to deliver, over an impersonated packet, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of a first subscriber from the plurality of subscribers toward a first server from the plurality of IP servers wherein the first server is involved in at least one transaction with the first subscriber;
wherein the first server, is authorized to obtain the PII of the first subscriber; and
wherein the impersonated packet comprises a source IP address of the first subscriber and a destination IP address of the first server.

US Pat. No. 10,880,721

MOBILE GATEWAY

VoIP-Pal.com, Inc., Bell...

1. A method of establishing communications between a wireless device and a destination node of a communications network, the method comprising:receiving from a user of the wireless device a destination node identifier associated with the destination node;
transmitting an access code request message to an access server, the access code request message including the destination node identifier and a location identifier identifying a geographical location of the wireless device;
receiving an access code reply message from the access server in response to the access code request message, the access code reply message including an access code based on the location identifier in the access code request message, the access code identifying a communications channel on a gateway through which communications between the wireless device and the destination node can be conducted, the access code being distinct from the destination node identifier; and
in response to receiving the access code reply message, causing the wireless device to use the access code received in the access code reply message to initiate communications from the wireless device to the destination node through the channel identified by the access code, wherein the access code is based on the location identifier transmitted in the access code request message and enables the communications to be established from the wireless device to the destination node through the channel on the gateway identified by the access code.

US Pat. No. 10,879,625

ANTENNA ARRAY HAVING ULTRA-WIDE BAND AND HIGH POLARIZATION PURITY

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI...

1. An antenna array comprising:a ground plane;
at least two antenna elements located opposite to each other on the ground plane; and
at least one protrusion located between the at least two antenna elements and extending outward from the ground plane
wherein, the at least one protrusion interacts with currents excited along a longitudinal axis of the at least two antenna elements and increases onset frequencies of parallel plate and cavity eigenmodes to provide a polarization purity in a wide frequency band and scanning volume.

US Pat. No. 10,878,093

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING WHETHER A STRING OF CHARACTERS REPRESENTS MALICIOUS ACTIVITY USING MACHINE LEARNING

Invincea, Inc., Reston, ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a file path associated with a data file;
converting each character in the file path into a vector of values to define a character matrix;
applying a convolution matrix to a set of values within the character matrix to define at least a portion of a score;
providing the score as an input to a machine learning threat model;
identifying the data file associated with the file path as malicious based on an output of the machine learning threat model meeting a predefined criterion; and
performing a remedial action on the data file based on identifying the data file as malicious.

US Pat. No. 10,878,016

METHODS OF PROVIDING NETWORK GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF DATABASE RECORDS

The Boston Consulting Gro...

1. A method of providing a network graphical representation of two or more database records, comprising:selecting the two or more database records of a record class according to descriptive criteria,
identifying an attribute of the record class from two or more different data sources, and associating a network node to an instance of the attribute from the two or more database records;
connecting the network node with a network link that designates the network node and comprises a common instance of the attribute, wherein the network link is based on a co-occurrence of attribute values;
connecting an additional set of network nodes to other network nodes with network links that designate associations between the network nodes, wherein the network links include a characteristic that describes an amount of common instances occurring between connected nodes; and
resolving multiple link types by collapsing the network links into a single composite link and attaching icons that show different types of network link and strength of the ties;
visualizing the two or more database records from the two or more different data sources using the network nodes and the network links.

US Pat. No. 10,875,909

HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT RECOGNIZE ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMI...

1. A nucleic acid or nucleic acids encoding a heavy chain having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:56 with or without the C-terminal lysine and a light chain having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:53.

US Pat. No. 10,880,971

SIDE LOOKING OCCUPANCY SENSOR

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. An occupancy sensor system for controlling the application of electrical power to electrical loads in a room with a doorway within a door opening comprising:a load control device mounted adjacent to the doorway, the load control device having a housing and controller;
a proximity sensor in the housing for sensing people passing through the doorway, the proximity sensor having two zones of monitoring and operably coupled to the controller to provide a signal to the controller when people pass through the doorway wherein the first monitoring zone is adjacent to the door opening and the second monitoring zone is at a distance away from the door opening;
an occupancy sensor in the room for sensing when a person enters or leaves the room, the occupancy sensor operably coupled to the controller to provide a signal to the controller when a person enters or leaves the room;
wherein the controller is programmed to apply power to the electrical loads upon detection of activation in the first monitoring zone before an activation in the second monitoring zone or disconnect power to the electrical loads upon detection of an activation in the second monitoring zone before activation in the first monitoring zone.

US Pat. No. 10,879,578

MM-WAVE WAVEGUIDE WITH AN ELECTRICALLY-INSULATING CORE HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE TRANSMISSION LINE DISPOSED INSIDE THE CORE

MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD., ...

2. A waveguide, comprising:a core comprising an electrically-insulating material that is transmissive at millimeter-wave frequencies, the core configured to receive a millimeter-wave signal at a first end of the waveguide, and to guide the millimeter-wave signal to a second end of the waveguide;
an electrically-conductive transmission line, which comprises a pair of metallic conductor lines disposed inside the core along a central axis of the waveguide, the electrically-conductive transmission line configured to conduct an electrical signal between the first end of the waveguide and the second end of the waveguide, in parallel with the millimeter-wave signal guided in the core; and
an electrically-conductive tube, disposed along the central axis of the waveguide, which is configured to enclose the pair of metallic conductor lines and to separate the pair of metallic conductors from the core.

US Pat. No. 10,876,869

KALMAN FILTER BASED ANTI-TRANSIENT-IMPACT-VIBRATION-INTERFERENCE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VORTEX FLOWMETER

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A Kalman filter based anti-transient-impact-vibration-interference signal processing system for a vortex flowmeter, comprising: a forward input conditioning circuit module, a digital signal processing module, a system output module, and a power conversion circuit module;a vortex flow sensor converts a vortex flow signal to electrical signal as output signal, wherein the electrical signal is amplified and filtered by a charge amplifier, a voltage amplifier, a low-pass filter, and a voltage follower inputting to an analog to digital converter (ADC) in a microcontroller, and the electrical signal is sampled by the ADC and converted as digital signal;
the microcontroller processes the digital signal by a Kalman filter based anti-transient-impact-vibration-interference signal processing method to obtain a frequency of the vortex flow signal, and achieve a fluid flow rate;
and the frequency of the vortex flow signal and the fluid flow rate are displayed on a liquid crystal display (LCD) in real-time by the system output module;
wherein, the Kalman filter based anti-transient-impact-vibration-interference signal processing method comprises:
(1) seeking for data segments containing transient impact vibration interferences;
(2) configuring a Kalman filter;
(3) implementing Kalman filtering in segments; and
(4) analyzing frequency domain amplitude spectrum;
wherein, the configuring the Kalman filter comprises:
Xk+1=AXk+BUk+Gwk  (1)
Yk+1=HXk+1+Dvk+1  (2)
where the vortex flow signal is defined as a state variable, Xk is the state variable of k-time, and Xk+1 is the state variable of (k+1)-time;
each data segment containing a transient impact vibration interference is defined as an observed variable, and Yk+1 is the observed variable of (k+1)-time;
each transient impact vibration interference is defined as an observed noise, and vk+1 is the observed noise of (k+1)-time;
wherein no control parameter is present, a control input variable of k-time Uk=0, and a coefficient B=0;
wherein the vortex flow signal is a stable sine signal in a normal working process, a present vortex flow signal is predicted by the vortex flow signal of a last moment and an interference noise, and a process noise represents the interference noise, wk is the process noise of k-time, a coefficient A=1, and a coefficient G=1;
wherein the data segment to be filtered consists of the transient impact vibration interference by the vortex flow signal, and a coefficient H=1; and
wherein a computational formula of D is set to be
where max (PPV) is a maximum value of 20 peak-to-peak values, min (PPV) is a minimum value of 20 peak-to-peak values;a computational formula of the variance of the observed noise is

where S2 is the variance, T is the number of points in each data segment to be filtered, Yi is a present observed variable value, Y is a mean value of T observed variable values.

US Pat. No. 10,875,491

BODY PANEL LIFTER MECHANICAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Key Safety Systems, Inc.,...

1. A pyrotechnic activated body panel lift actuator assembly for a vehicle, the assembly comprising:a pyrotechnic actuator responsive to a sensor signal indicating an impact with a pedestrian or person outside;
a thin-walled tube having an internal chamber;
a piston, the piston being stowed internally in the chamber of the thin-walled tube, the piston having a shaft with a proximal end for connecting to a portion of a body panel or bracket affixed to said body panel and a distal end having an annular base with an external diameter sized to fit inside the chamber and a frustoconical or tapered portion having a narrow or minimum diameter (Di) increasing in diameter extending from adjacent the base toward the proximal direction, the tapered portion forming a recess between the piston and the tube;
one or more balls sized to fit in the recess, and
upon activation of the pyrotechnic actuator, the piston thrusts proximally outwardly to lift a portion of the body panel to absorb the impact of the person hit by the vehicle, and thereafter the piston retracts under a controlled non-zero, substantially constant force (F) generated by the balls moving up the tapered portion of the shaft thereby locally plastically deforming the thin-walled tube.

US Pat. No. 10,875,107

CIRCULAR SAW MACHINE CAPABLE OF SUPPRESSING RUNOUT OF CIRCULAR SAW BLADE

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...

1. A circular saw machine, comprising:a processing head capable of moving in a cutting direction for imparting a cut to a workpiece and an opposite direction opposite the cutting direction, the processing head having a main shaft capable of rotating and a circular saw blade fixed to the main shaft, the processing head having a saw blade casing for housing the circular saw blade, and the processing head having a plurality of slide guides extending in the cutting direction;
a plurality of guide rails extending in the cutting direction, the plurality of guide rails configured to guide the processing head in the cutting direction and the opposite direction;
a movable saw blade guide set that is movably provided on the processing head so as to be movable in the cutting direction and the opposite direction,
the movable saw blade guide set comprising:
a first movable insert provided within the saw blade casing and arranged in a diameter direction inner side of a cutting region in which a cutting effect is effectuated in the circular saw blade, and the first movable insert being capable of contacting a back surface of a body part of the circular saw blade, and
a second movable insert provided within the saw blade casing and arranged in the diameter direction inner side of the cutting region in the circular saw blade, and the second movable insert being capable of contacting a front surface of the body part of the circular saw blade,
wherein, until a start of the cutting into the workpiece, the movable saw blade guide set guides to pinch the body part of the circular saw blade on the diameter direction inner side of the cutting region in the circular saw by the first movable insert and the second movable insert,
wherein, as cutting into the workpiece progresses, the movable saw blade guide set is configured to move relative to the processing head in the opposite direction, thereby allowing the first movable insert and the second movable insert to approach the main shaft in coordination with a movement in the cutting direction of the processing head;
and
wherein the movable saw blade guide set is configured to be movable in the cutting direction and the opposite direction via the plurality of slide guides, and wherein
the movable saw blade guide set moves relative to the processing head, in the opposite direction, in coordination with the movement in the cutting direction of the processing head.

US Pat. No. 10,874,762

AIR-FILTERING ANTI-BACTERIAL LIGHTING APPARATUS

Aleddra Inc., Renton, WA...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:one translucent housing;
at least one light source; and
an air circulation mechanism,
wherein:
the translucent housing is free-standing and requiring no frame to house the at least one light source and the air circulation mechanism,
the translucent housing is air permeable, contains at least one air inflow port, and is coated with an anti-bacterial photocatalytic film on its inside surface,
the at least one light source is disposed inside the housing, and its light shines through the translucent housing and activates the anti-bacterial photocatalytic film on the housing,
the air circulation mechanism is disposed at the air inflow port of the housing, sucks an ambient air from outside the housing, and forces the air through the air-permeable housing, and
the translucent housing traps airborne bacteria and viruses, and the activated anti-bacterial photocatalytic film kills the trapped bacteria and viruses.
US Pat. No. 10,875,933

HEMOSTATIC DEVICES WITH IMPROVED PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

CORE SCIENTIFIC CREATIONS...

1. A method of making non-oxidized, non-regenerated sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Na-CMC) comprising:alkali treating non-oxidized, non-regenerated Na-CMC by exposing the non-oxidized, non-regenerated Na-CMC to an alkalization agent solution at a first temperature, wherein the alkalization agent solution comprises an alkalization agent, water, and an organic solvent;
forming an acid solution comprising a monohaloacetic acid;
forming a saturated solution comprising the alkali-treated non-oxidized, non-regenerated Na-CMC, the alkalization solution, and the acid solution, wherein the saturated solution further comprises sedimentary salt, and has a water to organic solvent ratio up to about 22%;
dissolving the sedimentary salt by mixing the saturation solution at a second temperature of about 40° C. to about 60° C. for about four hours to about seven hours to form an etherification solution, wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature; and
forming the non-oxidized, non-regenerated Na-CMC in the saturated solution for about two to about twenty four hours at a temperature of about 40° C. to about 60° C., wherein the saturated solution has a water to ethanol ratio up to about 22%.
US Pat. No. 10,874,691

SODIUM NITRITE-CONTAINING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Hope Medical Enterprises,...

1. A method of increasing blood flow to tissue of a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a purified sodium nitrite, wherein the sodium nitrite contains no greater than 0.02% by weight of sodium carbonate, contains no greater than 10 ppm of an anti-caking agent, has a loss on drying of no greater than 0.25% by weight, wherein the water content is no greater than 0.5% by weight, wherein the heavy metal content is no greater than 10 ppm, contains no greater than 0.4% by weight of sodium nitrate, contains no greater than 0.005% by weight of insoluble matter, contains no greater than 0.005% by weight of chloride, contains no greater than 0.01% by weight of sulfate, contains no greater than 0.001% by weight of iron, contains no greater than 0.01% by weight of calcium, contains no greater than 0.005% by weight of potassium, contains no greater than 0.05 ppm of mercury, contains no greater than 2 ppm of aluminum, contains no greater than 3 ppm of arsenic, contains no greater than 0.003% by weight of selenium, contains no greater than 5000 ppm of ethanol, contains no greater than 3000 ppm methanol, wherein the total non-volatile organic carbon content is no greater than 10 ppm, and contains no greater than 0.25 EU/mg of bacterial endotoxins.
US Pat. No. 10,874,710

METHODS, REAGENTS AND KITS FOR DETECTING MINIMAL RESIDUAL DISEASE

Erasmus University Medica...

1. A diagnostic kit, comprising two 8-color reagent compositions for flow cytometric detection of multiple myeloma (MM) or plasma cell disorders (PCD) in a human subject, the 8-color reagent compositions comprising distinct panels fluorochrome-conjugated antibodies directed against the following combinations of markers:(i) CD138, CD27, CD38, CD56, CD45, CD19, CD117 and CD81; and
(ii) CD138, CD27, CD38, CD56, CD45, CD19, CyIg? and CyIg?.

US Pat. No. 10,880,687

INDOOR LOCATION SERVICES USING A DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORK

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A method for locating devices in a distributed lighting network, the method comprising:obtaining a set of distance measurements between each of a plurality of devices connected to the distributed lighting network;
determining whether the set of distance measurements is incomplete;
when the set of distance measurements is incomplete, pre-processing the set of distance measurements to produce a complete set of distance measurements;
obtaining environmental measurements from sensors connected to the distributed lighting network; and
determining a location of each device connected to the distributed lighting network based on the complete set of distance measurements and the environmental measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,880,305

AUTHENTICATION AND ACCESS TO A DEVICE OF A FIXED LINE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Adtran GmbH, Munich (DE)...

1. A method for accessing a device of a fixed line system comprising:determining, by the device, at least one measurement result of a signature function circuit of an access system that is connected to the device by a measurement function of the device, the at least one measurement result including an electric response of the signature function circuit to signals supplied by the measurement function;
comparing the at least one measurement result with at least one predefined value;
conducting a predefined operation from among two or more predefined operations based on the comparison of the at least one measurement result with the at least one predefined value, including:
granting, to the access system, access to the device through a connection between the device and the signature function circuit in response to the comparison indicating that the at least one measurement result meets the at least one predefined value; and
denying the access system from accessing the device through the connection between the device and the signature function circuit in response to the comparison indicating that the at least one measurement result does not meet the at least one predefined values;
sending, by the device and in response to determining that the at least one measurement result meets the at least one predefined value, a sequence of data to the access device;
obtaining, by the device, an adjusted measurement result of the signature function circuit; and
comparing, by the device, the adjusted measurement result to a set of adjusted predefined values expected to be received from the access device responsive to the sequence of data, wherein:
granting access to the device is only performed when (i) the comparison of the at least one measurement result with the at least one predefined value indicates that the at least one measurement result meets the at least one predefined value and (ii) the comparison of the adjusted measurement result meets the set of adjusted predefined values expected to be received from the access device responsive to the sequence of data.

US Pat. No. 10,879,630

CONDUCTOR CONNECTION TERMINAL

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor connection terminal comprising:an insulating-material housing;
a spring-force clamping connection point, which is disposed in the insulating-material housing;
a clamping spring;
a pivotably mounted actuating lever for actuating the clamping spring, the actuating lever being movable from a closed position to an open position and vice versa, the actuating lever having a driver element for deflecting a clamping leg of the clamping spring in order to open a clamping point of the conductor connection terminal, which clamping point is formed with the clamping leg;
at least one spring-holding element that is not disposed on the actuating lever for holding the clamping leg in the open position such that the actuating lever is not loaded with a restoring force of the clamping spring when the clamping point is open; and
at least one spring-releasing element disposed on the actuating lever, the at least one spring-releasing element being adapted to be coupled to the at least one spring-holding element during at least one segment of a restoring motion of the actuating lever from the open position to the closed position, the at least one spring-holding element being mechanically actuated by the at least one spring releasing element in order to release the clamping leg held on the at least one spring-holding element.

US Pat. No. 10,876,945

METHOD FOR EVALUATING BREAKAGE STRENGTH OF FIRST AND SECOND CEMENTED SURFACES OF WELL CEMENTATION UNDER DYNAMIC LOAD

SOUTHWEST PETROLEUM UNIVE...

1. A method for evaluating a breakage strength of first and second cemented surfaces of a well cementation under a dynamic load, sequentially comprising the following steps:(1) producing a rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample;
connecting a left part and a right part of a middle mold body with screws; fixing a lower cover to form a cuboid curing mold with a plurality of cylindrical inner cavities; placing round steel blocks at a bottom of each of the plurality of cylindrical inner cavities and then pouring a cement slurry; placing a round rock on a surface of the cement slurry, and covering with an upper cover, the upper cover is provided with a groove for discharging a redundant cement slurry; then placing the mold in a water bath kettle and curing to a desired age;
demolding, and taking the round steel blocks, set cement and the round rock out together to obtain the rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample;
(2) placing the rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample on a Hopkinson rod testing platform for a dynamic load loading testing, to obtain the breakage strength of the first and second cemented surfaces through a data processing analysis according to the following sub-steps:
sub-step 1) coating two end surfaces of the rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample with butter, and clamping the rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample horizontally between an incident rod and an output rod of a Hopkinson rod;
sub-step 2) hitting the incident rod with a conical punch to generate incident waves, the incident waves pass through the rock-set cement-casing composite structure sample to generate reflected waves and projected waves, recording dynamic strain signals of the incident waves, the reflected waves and the projected waves by a strain gauge, and converting the dynamic strain signals into electrical signals and transmitting the electrical signals to a computer;
sub-step 3) recording a process and a corresponding time point from breakage starting to a final complete breakage of the first and second cemented surfaces by taking photos with a high-speed photographic instrument in the loading process;
sub-step 4) obtaining a strain rate time travel curve and a stress-strain curve by the computer, and obtaining the breakage strength by analyzing curve peak points, wherein a corresponding point of an ordinate peak on the stress-strain curve is a simultaneous breakage strength of the first and second cemented surfaces under the dynamic load.

US Pat. No. 10,876,779

COOLING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

OxiCool Inc., Malvern, P...

1. A cooling system, comprising:an evaporator containing a refrigerant;
an adsorbent chamber fluidly coupled to the evaporator, the adsorbent chamber containing an adsorbent that adsorbs the refrigerant in a cooling mode and desorbs the refrigerant in a recharging mode; and
a control system that
causes the adsorbent chamber to enter into the cooling mode and the recharging mode, and
causes the cooling system to enter into a winterized configuration when the control system determines that the ambient air temperature is at or below a predetermined ambient air temperature,wherein in the winterization configuration, substantially all the refrigerant is stored in the adsorbent chamber for storage.

US Pat. No. 10,876,051

PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR SEPARATING AROMATICS UNDER VACUUM

AXENS, Rueil-Malmaison (...

1. A process for separating a feedstock comprising benzene and/or toluene and compounds comprising 8 carbon atoms or more, in a separation device comprising at least one “reformate” distillation column (C1), an aromatics extraction unit (P1), a para-xylene separation unit (P2), a xylene isomerization unit (P3) and a transalkylation unit (P4), the effluents from the aromatics extraction unit (P1), the para-xylene separation unit (P2), the xylene isomerization unit (P3) and the transalkylation unit (P4) being separated in at least one of a purification column (C6) and a toluene column (C10),in which at least one of the “reformate” distillation column (C1), the purification column (C6, C7) and the toluene column (C10) is operated under vacuum so that:
the majority of the compounds comprising 7 carbon atoms or less are recovered in the top of the column operated under vacuum, and
the majority of the compounds comprising 8 carbon atoms or more are recovered in the product at the bottom of the column operated under vacuum, and
in which the product at the top of the column operated under vacuum is directed to an additional column comprising, at the top of the column, an oxygen stream bled off out of the process for separating the feedstock.

US Pat. No. 10,875,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MEMS ACTUATION SYSTEMS DEVICE WITH ONE OR MORE SLIDABLE CONNECTION ASSEMBLIES

MEMS Drive, Inc., Pasade...

1. A micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) device comprising:one or more slidable connection assemblies for releasably coupling the micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) device to a wafer from which the micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) device was made, wherein the one or more slidable connection assemblies includes one or more finger assemblies on the micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) device and one or more socket assemblies on the wafer that are configured to receive the one or more finger assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,875,696

TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE CONTAINER FOR LIQUIDS

PROTECHNA S.A., Fribourg...

1. A transportation and storage container (20) for liquids having an inner container (22) made of plastic, an outer jacket (31) as well as a pallet-like base frame (24) formed for being handled by means of forklifts, and comprising a support base (23) made of sheet metal for supporting the inner container (22) provided with at least one filling neck (45) at an upper side (47) of the inner container (22), characterized in that an intermediary container (21) receiving the inner container from all sides and made of sheet metal is arranged between the inner container (22) and the outer jacket, said intermediary container (21) comprising a jacket case (25), a container lid (26) connected to the jacket case (25) and a container bottom connected to the jacket case (25), the container bottom being formed by the support base (23) of the base frame (24);wherein the intermediary container (21) prevents a flammable liquid from flowing out of the inner container (22) into the surrounding environment of the transportation and storage container (20) should the plastic inner container (22) fail due to thermal overload; and
the jacket case (25) is materially bonded to the support bottom (23) at the lower edge of the jacket case (25) formed as a connecting edge (32) so as to form the intermediary container (21).

US Pat. No. 10,875,490

HYBRID AIRBAG INFLATOR

Key Safety Systems, Inc.,...

1. A hybrid airbag inflator comprises:a disk-shaped pressure vessel having a central axis with a domed upper housing portion with a sealed exhaust port for releasing inflation gases and a domed lower body portion welded to the domed upper housing portion, the domed lower body portion having one or more protrusions extending from an outer or exterior surface positioned offset from the center axis, at least one of the protrusions housing an igniter assembly with accessible electrical connections; and
wherein the disk-shaped pressure vessel contains gas generant pellets and a quantity of pressurized inert gas for inflating an airbag;
wherein the domed lower body portion has three of the protrusions equally spaced apart at 120 degrees around and offset from the axis, each of said three protrusions extending vertically from the outer or exterior surface by a vertical distance equal to the other protrusions forming a petaloid;
wherein the domed upper housing portion has three protrusions equally spaced apart at 120 degrees around and offset from the axis, each of said three protrusions extending vertically from the outer or exterior surface by a vertical distance equal to the other protrusions forming a petaloid.

US Pat. No. 10,875,047

AUTOMATED MASKLESS PAINT APPLICATOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of treating a surface with a surface treatment system, the method comprising:determining a treatment start position of a robot arm for applying a treatment material to the surface, wherein an applicator assembly is attached to the robot arm and includes an applicator tip formed from an absorbent material;
moving the robot arm to the treatment start position and aligning the applicator assembly with the surface;
saturating the applicator tip with a material applicator configured to dispense the treatment material;
manipulating the applicator assembly between a first position and a second position with an automated applicator actuator configured to position the applicator assembly relative to the surface; and
selectively operating the applicator assembly to apply the treatment material to the surface;
wherein the material applicator includes a dispensing end, and saturating the applicator tip comprises aligning the dispensing end with the applicator tip and positioning the dispensing end a fixed distance away from the applicator tip.

US Pat. No. 10,874,568

METHOD OF USING A MEDICAL APPARATUS WITH A CRANK MECHANISM FOR STANDING AID

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A method of using a medical apparatus for standing aid,wherein the medical apparatus comprises a crank rocker mechanism provided on at least one side of a backrest (4), a motor (7), a primary chain drive mechanism (8), and a secondary chain drive mechanism (10),
wherein the crank rocker mechanism supports a trainee's body to perform sitting and rising movements, the backrest (4) provides the trainee's body with back support, and the crank rocker mechanism comprises a crank mechanism (1), a triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2), and a rocker mechanism (3), the method comprising the steps of:
driving the primary chain drive mechanism (8) through forward rotation of the motor (7);
driving the secondary chain drive mechanism (10) by the primary chain drive mechanism (8);
driving the crank mechanism (1) to rotate at a reduced speed by the secondary chain drive low-speed wheels (19),
driving the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2) to rotate upward by the crank mechanism (1), wherein an angle between a second driven link (BE) of the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2) and the crank mechanism (1) is always smaller than 90°;
driving the rocker mechanism (3) to rotate following the movement of the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2), such that the backrest (4) is driven by the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2) to move upwardly, and the trainee stands up progressively with assistance from the backrest (4);
rotating the motor (7) in reverse after the trainee reaches a standing posture;
driving the crank mechanism (1) to rotate downward by the first chain drive mechanism (8) and the second chain drive mechanism (10); and
moving the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2) to rotate downward to drive the backrest (4) to move downwardly, such that the trainee's body returns to a sitting posture from a standing posture progressively with assistance from the backrest (4);
wherein the rocker mechanism (3) and the backrest (4) are connected to the triangular-shaped linkage mechanism (2) to perform interactive movement repeatedly along a predetermined curved trajectory in response to a drive effect resulting from a driving force of a driving unit (100), so that the backrest (4) connected to the second driven link (BE) assists the trainee in standing up repeatedly by obliquely supporting the trainee's body's waist.

US Pat. No. 10,874,405

COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORIENTING A KNEE IMPLANT

ORTHOSOFT ULC, Montreal ...

1. A reference jig comprising:a base adapted to be secured to a distal end of a bone;
an adjustment mechanism having
a bracket,
at least one rotational joint operatively mounting the bracket to the base, whereby the bracket is rotatable in at least two rotational degrees of freedom relative to the base, and
at least one translational joint; and
a landmark alignment unit operatively connectable to the bracket by the at least one translational joint, the landmark alignment unit having a bone alignment component configured to be aligned with at least one bone landmark.
US Pat. No. 10,876,103

PROTEIN PRODUCTION IN FILAMENTOUS FUNGAL CELLS IN THE ABSENCE OF INDUCING SUBSTRATES

DANISCO US INC, Palo Alt...

1. A variant filamentous fungal cell obtained from a parental Trichoderma filamentous fungal cell, the variant cell comprising an introduced polynucleotide construct encoding a functional activator of cellulase 3 (Ace3} transcription factor (TF) protein comprising at least 95% sequence identity to the Ace3 protein of SEQ ID NO: 6, wherein the variant cell produces lignocellulosic degrading enzyme in the absence of an inducing substrate relative to the parental cell, wherein the variant and parental cells are cultivated under similar conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,881,008

MULTI-LAYERED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered circuit board comprising:providing at least one first circuit base board, each of the at least one first circuit base board comprising a first dielectric layer, a first wiring layer formed on the first dielectric layer, and at least one first conductive paste block passing through the first dielectric layer and being electrically connected to the first wiring layer, the first dielectric layer defining a first groove surrounding each of the at least one first conductive paste block;
providing at least one second circuit base board, each of the at least one second circuit base board comprising a second dielectric layer, a second wiring layer formed on the second dielectric layer, and at least one second conductive paste block passing through the second dielectric layer and being electrically connected to the second wiring layer, the second dielectric layer defining a second groove surrounding each of the at least one second conductive paste block;
stacking the at least one first circuit base board and the at least one second circuit base board together to form an intermediate product; and
pressing the intermediate product to cause each of the at least one first conductive paste block to be filled in the corresponding first groove and each of the at least one second conductive paste block to be filled in the corresponding second groove, thereby forming the multi-layered circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,880,953

RESISTIVE HEATER WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING POWER PINS

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A method of controlling at least one heater, comprising:(a) activating the at least one heater to a heating mode, wherein the at least one heater comprising a power supply pin made of a first conductive material; a power return pin made of a second conductive material that is dissimilar from the first conductive material of the power supply pin; and a resistive heating element having opposing ends and being made of a material that is different from the first and second conductive materials of the power supply pin and power return pin; and a controller in communication with the power pins, wherein the resistive heating element is electrically and directly connected to the power supply pin at one of the opposing ends to form a first thermocouple junction, and electrically and directly connected to the power return pin at the other one of the opposing ends to form a second thermocouple junction; and the controller is further configured to measure changes in voltage at the first and second junctions without interrupting power to the resistive heating element;
(b) supplying power to the power supply pin, to the resistive heating element, and further supplying the power through the power return pin;
(c) measuring changes in voltage at the first and second thermocouple junctions to determine an average temperature of the heater;
(d) adjusting the power supplied to the heater as needed based on the average temperature determined in step (c); and
(e) repeating steps (a) through (d).

US Pat. No. 10,880,325

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DRIVEN SMART TEMPLATE

KnowBe4, Inc., Clearwate...

1. A method for determining a subsequent action of a simulated phishing campaign, the method comprising:(a) identifying, by a campaign controller, a starting action for a simulated phishing campaign directed to a user of a plurality of users, the simulated phishing campaign comprising a plurality of actions, one or more of the plurality of actions to be determined during execution of the simulated phishing campaign;
(b) communicating, by the campaign controller responsive to the starting action, a simulated phishing communication to one or more devices of a user, a subsequent action to the starting action to be determined by the campaign controller after the starting action and before the simulated phishing campaign is determined to be complete;
(c) determining, by the campaign controller during execution of the simulated phishing campaign, the subsequent action to be executed by the campaign controller of the plurality of actions of the simulated phishing campaign based at least on one of a response to the simulated phishing communication received by the campaign controller or a lack of response within a predetermined time period; and
(d) initiating, by the campaign controller responsive to the determination, execution of the subsequent action during execution of the simulated phishing campaign.

US Pat. No. 10,879,809

DC/DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER DEVICE

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive...

1. A DC/DC voltage converter device, notably configured to be on board a vehicle, comprising:an isolated circuit which comprises an electrical insulation barrier, and inductors coupled together by a first magnetic circuit independent of a second magnetic circuit which couples the inductors together, and in which:
a first side of the electrical insulation barrier comprises: at least one electrical branch including an inductor which is coupled to the first magnetic circuit and is electrically in series with an inductor coupled to the second magnetic circuit; and switches, designated first side switches, configured to connect said electrical branch between first and second terminals of the device, said switches including switches forming a first arm, and said first and second terminals being configured to be connected to a first electrical network, notably a first electrical network of the vehicle;
a second side of the electrical insulation barrier comprises: at least one first inductor coupled to the first magnetic circuit and at least one second inductor coupled to the second magnetic circuit, a connection point between the first and the second second side inductors of the insulating barrier forming a third terminal of the device; and switches, designated second side switches, configured to connect the first and second second side inductors between the third and a fourth terminals of the device, said third and fourth terminals being configured to be connected to a second electrical network, notably a second electrical network of the vehicle;
the second side of the electrical insulation barrier further including a third inductor and a fourth inductor, a connection point between the third and the fourth second side inductors of the insulating barrier forming a fifth terminal of the device; and switches configured to connect the third and fourth second side inductors between the fifth and a sixth terminal of the device, said fifth and sixth terminals being configured to be connected to a third electrical network, notably an electrical network external to the vehicle,
said third and fourth second side inductors being coupled by a respective magnetic circuit to at least one respective inductor situated on the first side of the insulating barrier and electrically connected with said first side switches.

US Pat. No. 10,879,432

QUANTUM DOT PLATE ASSEMBLY AND LED PACKAGE AND MODULE COMPRISING THE SAME

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting device package comprising:a light emitting device emitting light of a predetermined wavelength;
a quantum dot (QD) plate assembly converting a wavelength of the light emitted from the light emitting device;
an adhesive layer disposed between the light emitting device and the QD plate assembly to bond the light emitting device and the QD plate assembly; and
a reflection member surrounding the light emitting device and the QD plate assembly,
wherein the QD plate assembly includes a QD material converting the wavelength of the light, a light transmitting plate body for sealing the QD material, and a heat dissipation member disposed on the light transmitting plate body to discharge heat generated from the QD material to the outside,
wherein the heat dissipation member includes a heat dissipation pattern layer having a predetermined repetition pattern structure and a plurality of cavity regions formed between a lower surface of the heat dissipation pattern layer and an upper surface of the light transmitting plate body.

US Pat. No. 10,879,042

SYMMETRIC PLASMA SOURCE TO GENERATE PIE SHAPED TREATMENT

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A plasma source assembly comprising:a housing having a top with a gas inlet and a front face with a plurality of openings defining a flow path, the gas inlet allowing a flow of gas to move along the flow path to pass through the housing and out an opening in the front face;
an RF hot electrode within the housing, the RF hot electrode having a body and a plurality of source electrodes extending vertically from the RF hot electrode toward the opening in the front face; and
a ceramic plate within the housing between and spaced apart from the top of the housing and the RF hot electrode to form a plenum above the ceramic plate between the top of the housing and the ceramic plate and a plenum below the ceramic plate between the ceramic plate and the RF hot electrode, the ceramic plate comprising a plurality of passages therethrough to allow a flow of gas to pass from the plenum between the top of the housing and the ceramic plate to the plenum between the ceramic plate and the RF hot electrode,
wherein the plenum above the ceramic plate, the passages through the ceramic plate and the plenum below the ceramic plate have a width of less than or equal to about 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,878,209

CAMERA AND METHOD OF DETECTING IMAGE DATA

SICK AG, Waldkirch (DE)

1. A camera comprising:an image sensor for detecting image data from a detection zone;
an illumination unit having at least one light source for illuminating the detection zone;
a front screen; and
a lateral deflection element associated with the at least one light source, the lateral deflection element being arranged in the camera such that the lateral deflection element is protected by the front screen, the lateral deflection element having a diffusely scattering surface or a reflective surface to generate a diffuse illumination or a dark field illumination in the detection zone, the lateral deflection element being replaceable to switch between the diffusely scattering surface to generate the diffuse illumination and the reflective surface to generate the dark field illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,878,105

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING VULNERABILITIES OF APPLICATIONS BY INTERCEPTING FUNCTION CALLS

AO KASPERSKY LAB, Moscow...

1. A method of identifying vulnerabilities of an application, the method comprising:identifying, by a hardware processor, at least one function in executable code of the application according to at least one rule for modification of functions, the at least one rule containing at least a prototype of the function and a calling convention for the function;
adding an interception code to the executable code of the application upon launching of the application, wherein the interception code is configured to intercept calls to functions made by the application and to establish control over a process associated with the application, and wherein the interception code modifies functionality of the application by calling a function in the interception code with an Application Binary Interface (ABI) that matches an intercepted function;
executing, by the hardware processor, the application with the added interception code;
collecting, by the interception code, data relating to function calls performed by the application during execution;
analyzing the collected data based on criteria for safe execution of applications, wherein the criteria comprises a range of permissible values of arguments of intercepted function calls; and
identifying inconsistencies between the analyzed data and the criteria for safe execution of applications, wherein the inconsistencies indicate vulnerabilities in the application.

US Pat. No. 10,877,455

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING AND RECONSTRUCTING A SOFTWARE-DEFINED PLC

KYLAND TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for monitoring and reconstructing a software-defined Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), wherein the method is applicable to a server cluster, each of a plurality of servers in the server cluster comprises at least one physical core on which at least two micro kernels are deployed, the micro kernels on the at least one physical core comprises a first group of the micro kernel on which a virtual PLC is deployed, a second group of the micro kernel on which a soft guardian is deployed, and a third group of the micro kernel without the virtual PLC and the soft guardian deployed thereon; and the method comprises:upon monitoring that the virtual PLC fails, obtaining, by the soft guardian, an operating state of each physical core on each server in the server cluster, and an operating state of each micro kernel on the each physical core;
determining, by the soft guardian, a target micro kernel according to the operating state of the each physical core on the each server, and the operating state of the each micro kernel on the each physical core; and
transmitting, by the soft guardian, a reconstruction instruction to the target micro kernel, wherein the reconstruction instruction comprises a user program compiled result file of a specified virtual PLC monitored by the soft guardian and the target micro kernel on which the specified virtual PLC is to be reconstructed, and the reconstruction instruction is configured to instruct the virtual PLC to be reconstructed on the target micro kernel.

US Pat. No. 10,877,079

POWER MODULES HAVING CURRENT SENSING CIRCUITS

Astec International Limit...

1. A power module comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) having a PCB trace;
an output choke inductor mounted to the PCB;
an output pin coupled to the PCB, the PCB trace coupled between the output choke inductor and the output pin;
a first sense terminal coupled to the PCB trace;
a second sense terminal coupled to the output pin such that a resistance between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal is defined by a resistance of the PCB trace and a resistance of the output pin; and
a control coupled to the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal, the control adapted to measure a voltage between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal, and to determine a current through the PCB trace and the output pin based on the measured voltage and the resistance between the first sense terminal and the second sense terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,877,076

FIBER-OPTIC CURRENT SENSOR WITH TOLERANCE TO CONNECTOR MISALIGNMENT

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

1. A fiber-optic current sensor comprisinga light source generating light with a coherence length Lc,
a first beam splitter splitting the light from said light source into a first and a second branch,
a second beam splitter combining the light from said first and second branches,
a polarization-maintaining connecting fiber adapted to carry light in first and second, mutually orthogonal polarization modes and receiving light from said second beam splitter for a first passage through said connecting fiber,
a sensor head, wherein said sensor head is adapted and structured to receive light waves from said first and said second polarization mode of said connecting fiber, to generate a current-dependent phase shift between said light waves, and to reflect said light waves back into said connecting fiber with switched polarizations for a second passage through said connecting fiber,
a detector located to detect a light intensity resulting from the interference of said waves after their second passage through said connecting fiber,
a first releasable connector in said first branch, and
a second releasable connector in said second branch,
wherein said first branch is adapted to carry light in a first and a second polarization mode between said first connector and a select one of said first or said second beam splitters, and
wherein said second branch is adapted to carry light in a first and a second polarization mode between said second connector and said select beam splitter,
wherein without angular misalignment of said connectors, light traveling towards the sensor head is in the first polarization modes of the first and second branches.

US Pat. No. 10,876,873

OPTICAL FLOW SENSOR, METHODS, REMOTE CONTROLLER DEVICE, AND ROTATABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PixArt Imaging Inc., Hsi...

1. A rotatable electronic device, comprising:an optical flow sensor, comprising:
a first image sensor, configured for capturing a first image and a second image;
a first directional-invariant filter device, coupled to the first image sensor, being applied for at least one first block of the first image to process pixel values of the at least one first block of the first image, to generate a first filtered block image, and applied for at least one first block of the second image to process pixel values of the at least one first block of the second image, to generate a second filtered block image; and
a processor, coupled to the first directional-invariant filter device, configured for comparing the first filtered block image with the second filtered block image to calculate a first correlation result, and for estimating a motion vector of a relative motion between the optical flow sensor and a first scene according to a plurality of first correlation results;
wherein the first directional-invariant filter device comprises a plurality of directional adaptive filters with different direction enhancements, and each directional adaptive filter is applied for the at least one first block of the first image and the at least one first block of the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,876,715

PANEL LIGHT FIXTURE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A panel light fixture, comprising:a light source assembly;
a heat sink, attached to the light source assembly;
an adaptor ring, arranged to accommodate the light source assembly and the heat sink;
an anchor plate, having a connection hole and a plurality of mounting holes, for mounting with a junction box; and
a contact spring, firmly connected to the heat sink, for anchoring the anchor plate through the connection hole;
wherein the junction box is mounted to the anchor plate through the plurality of mounting holes, wherein the plurality of mounting holes are disposed on a first side and a second side of the connection hole respectively, the plurality of mounting holes and the connection hole are aligned to a straight line, and the first side of the connection hole is opposite to the second side of the connection hole, wherein the contact spring comprises: a bottom section, arranged to firmly connect to the heat sink; a bending section, formed on a first end and a second end of the bottom section, wherein the bending section is arranged to bend upward from the first end and the second end of the bottom section; and a guiding section, formed on a first end of the bending section, wherein a second end of the bending section is connected to the bottom section, and the guiding section is arranged to be tilted inward.

US Pat. No. 10,876,450

SPLITFLOW CATALYST SYSTEM

FEV Europe GmbH, Aachen ...

8. A method of reducing exhaust emissions comprising the steps of:providing at least one exhaust canister including an inlet separated from an outlet with catalytic components positioned between the inlet and outlet, the at least one exhaust canister receiving a flow of exhaust gas from an engine, the at least one exhaust canister including a pair of concentric passages formed therein including a central passage and an outer passage and an arrangement selected from a group of a diesel oxidation catalyst, a passive absorber, a diesel particulate filter having a catalytic coating, a mixer having a diesel exhaust fluid and urea, a SCR catalyst, and an ammonia slip catalyst and combinations thereof;
providing a split flap valve positioned in the inlet;
providing an actuator coupled to the split flap valve;
providing a control unit operably connected to the actuator;
determining, by at least one sensor, an exhaust gas temperature;
determining, by the at least one sensor, a cold start condition; and
selectively actuating the split flap valve, by the control unit operably connected to the actuator between a closed position that blocks the flow of exhaust gas from entering the outer passage, and an open position that permits the flow of exhaust gas through both the central passage and the outer passage based on exhaust gas temperature detected by at least one sensor,
wherein closing one of the concentric passages permits locally heating a portion of the catalytic components.

US Pat. No. 10,876,400

MINING MACHINE WITH ARTICULATING BOOM AND INDEPENDENT MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEM

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. A cutting assembly for a rock excavation machine, the rock excavation machine including a frame, the cutting assembly comprising:a boom supported on the frame, the boom including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion including a first structure and a second structure slidable relative to the first structure, the second portion including a first member pivotably coupled to the second structure, and a second member pivotably coupled to the first member, the boom further including a first fluid actuator for pivoting the first member relative to the first portion, a second fluid actuator for driving sliding movement of the second structure relative to the first structure, and at least one biasing member coupled between the first member and the second member; and
a cutting device supported on the second member,
wherein the second member is pivotably coupled to the first member by a universal joint, the second portion further including a plurality of biasing members coupled between the first member and the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,876,390

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DRILLING OPERATION, AND ROTATING CONTROL DEVICE MITIGATOR

Pason Systems Corp., Cal...

1. A method of controlling a drilling operation, comprising:determining that a pipe joint is entering a rotating control device (RCD);
in response to determining that the pipe joint is entering the RCD, increasing a weight-on-bit (WOB) setpoint so as to increase a measured WOB;
after increasing the WOB setpoint, determining that the pipe joint is exiting the RCD; and
in response to determining that the pipe joint is exiting the RCD, decreasing the WOB setpoint so as to decrease the measured WOB.

US Pat. No. 10,875,652

PASSENGER TRAY TABLE

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An aircraft tray table apparatus, the tray table apparatus comprising:a tray table comprising a first table section, and a second table section, wherein a front edge of the second table section is hingedly connected to a rear edge of the first table section; and
a partition mount for releasably receiving the first table section and the second table section, the partition mount including
a rigid top member connecting a first vertical side wall and a second vertical side wall,
a first guide member arranged on an inner surface of the first vertical side wall, and
a second guide member arranged on an inner surface of the second vertical side wall;
wherein, in a stowed position, a rear edge of the second table section is positioned at the top of the first guide member and the second guide member, and a front edge of the first table section is releasably received by a locking mechanism;
wherein, in a first operative position, the front edge of the first table section extends horizontally from the partition mount, and the rear edge of the second table section remains positioned at the top of the first guide member and the second guide member; and
wherein, in a second operative position, the rear edge of the second table section is at a bottom of the first guide member and the second guide member, and the second table section is horizontal and in line with the first table section.

US Pat. No. 10,875,618

AERIAL VEHICLE CONTROL USING BALLAST

LOON LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A system for controlling an aerial vehicle, the system comprising:an aerial vehicle;
a ballast coupled to the aerial vehicle; and
a server communicatively coupled to the aerial vehicle by means of a wireless communication link, the server including a processor and a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the server to:
receive weather data comprising one or both of a current and predicted future weather condition,
determine that an aspect of the weather data satisfies a predetermined criterion, and
cause the aerial vehicle to decouple at least a portion of the ballast based on the determination that the aspect of the weather data satisfies the predetermined criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,875,593

SUPPORTING FRAME FOR MOTOR-VEHICLE BODYSHELLS

FCA Italy S.p.A., Turin ...

1. A supporting frame for motor-vehicle body shells, comprising:a first pair of supports, the supports of said first pair having a first orientation with respect to said supporting frame and being spaced apart in a transverse direction of said supporting frame;
a second pair of supports and at least one third pair of supports, which are configured for co-operating alternatively with said first pair of supports for receiving a motor-vehicle bodyshell, said second pair of supports and at least one third pair of supports being arranged in positions spaced apart, in a longitudinal direction of said supporting frame, from said first pair of supports,
wherein:
the second pair of supports and the at least one third pair of supports are carried by an auxiliary frame, which is rotatable about a transverse axis between a first operating position and a second operating position;
in the first operating position, the auxiliary frame positions the second pair of supports according to the first orientation with respect to the supporting frame and so that the second pair of supports is longitudinally spaced apart from the first pair of supports by a first longitudinal distance, while the at least one third pair of supports is positioned with a second orientation with respect to the supporting frame;
in the second operating position, the auxiliary frame positions the third pair of supports according to the first orientation with respect to the supporting frame and so that the third pair of supports is longitudinally spaced apart from the first pair of supports by a second longitudinal distance, while the second pair of supports is positioned with a third orientation with respect to the supporting frame;
said auxiliary frame comprises a cross member, which extends in the transverse direction with respect to said supporting frame and is rotatably supported with respect thereto, said cross member bearing at respective opposite ends a first plate and a second plate, each of which carries a support of the second pair of supports and a support of the at least one third pair of supports arranged on opposite sides of the respective plate;
the supporting frame further includes, for each plate of the first and second plates of the auxiliary frame, a first stop element configured for exerting an action of contrast in regard to said plate when the auxiliary frame is in the second operating position, and a second stop element configured for exerting an action of contrast in regard to said plate when the auxiliary frame is in the first operating position; and
each plate of the first and second plates includes a rectilinear main portion and a first bracket and a second bracket, which project in the transverse direction on opposite sides of the main portion, said first bracket being configured to bear upon said first stop element, and said second bracket being configured to bear upon said second stop element.

US Pat. No. 10,875,423

ROTATIONAL DAMPER AND SEATING ARRANGEMENT

Stabilus GmbH, Koblenz (...

13. A rotational damper, comprising:a fluid-filled damper housing; and
a piston rotatably accommodated in the damper housing by a rotation axis of the rotational damper in a first direction and an opposite second direction with a piston rod extending in the direction of the rotation axis,
wherein at least one bypass channel is provided at the inside of a bottom floor of the damper housing across at least one rotation angle section which facilitates the flow of fluid around the piston in the direction against the rotation of the piston, and
wherein a separate floor is provided within the damper housing that is movable along the rotation axis by displacement of the fluid within the damper housing, the floor being preloaded in an axial direction toward the piston by an elastic member.

US Pat. No. 10,875,183

SERVER CONNECTIVITY CONTROL FOR TELE-PRESENCE ROBOT

TELADOC HEALTH, INC., Pu...

1. A remote controlled robot, comprising:a plurality of telepresence devices, each telepresence device having a camera, a monitor, a microphone, and a speaker;
a remote station that can establish a connection with at least one of the telepresence devices, the remote station including a station camera, a station monitor, a station microphone, a station speaker;
a server that contains a database that defines a first subset of the plurality of telepresence devices as associated with a first customer identification (ID) and a second subset of the plurality of telepresence devices as associated with a second customer ID; and,
a manager control station that can access the server to edit which of the plurality of telepresence devices is associated with the first subset of telepresence devices or the second subset of telepresence devices, wherein, when the connection between the remote station and the at least one telepresence device is established, the telepresence device monitor displays an image captured by the station camera, the station monitor displays an image captured by the telepresence device camera, the station microphone reproduces a sound captured by the telepresence device microphone, and the telepresence device speaker reproduces a sound captured by the station microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,875,182

REMOTE PRESENCE SYSTEM MOUNTED TO OPERATING ROOM HARDWARE

TELADOC HEALTH, INC., Pu...

8. A method for providing a remote medical consultation, comprising:controlling a movement of a robot face that is coupled to a boom that has first and second articulate joints and is attached to a fixed structure at a first location from a remote station at a second location remote from said first location, said robot face is coupled to the boom via third and fourth joints that have first and second actuators that can be remotely actuated to pan and tilt the robot face relative to the boom, wherein the robot face includes a robot camera and a robot monitor that are mechanically coupled such that they move together relative to said boom;
capturing a patient image with the robot camera;
transmitting the patient image from the robot camera to a station monitor of the remote station;
displaying the patient image on the station monitor;
capturing a user image with a station camera of the remote station;
transmitting the user image from the station camera to the robot monitor;
displaying the user image on the robot monitor; and,
transmitting an audio command from a station microphone to a robot speaker.
US Pat. No. 10,874,604

COSMETIC COMPOSITION OR EXTERNAL COMPOSITION, AND COSMETIC RAW MATERIAL COMPOSITION

DOW TORAY CO., LTD., Tok...

1. A cosmetic composition or a preparation for external use, comprising:a resin-linear organopolysiloxane block copolymer (A) having a structure in which a resin structure (A1) block having a siloxane unit represented by R1SiO3/2 or by SiO4/2 where R1 is a monovalent organic group, a hydroxyl group or an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and a linear structure (A2) block represented by (R2SiO2/2)n where n is a number of 5 or more, and R is an alkyl group, a fluoroalkyl group, or an aryl group are connected by a Si—O—Si bond, wherein one of the Si atoms of the Si—O—Si bond is present in an RSiO3/2 unit.
US Pat. No. 10,875,890

PEPTIDE INHIBITORS TARGETING THE NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE PIVOTAL ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION FACTOR ANIA

Oregon State University, ...

1. An isolated peptide, comprising the amino acid sequence set forth as CX1YX2RLNLW (SEQ ID NO: 37), wherein X1 can be a N or S, and wherein X2 can be a N or S.
US Pat. No. 10,874,647

SOLID DISPERSION FORMS OF RIFAXIMIN

Salix Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprisingfrom about 16 wt % to about 18 wt % rifaximin;
from about 16 wt % to about 18 wt % HPMC-AS;
from about 1 wt % to about 2 wt % poloxamer 407;
from about 8 wt % to about 10 wt % croscarmellose sodium;
from about 49 wt % to about 51 wt % microcrystalline cellulose;
from about 0.15 wt % to about 0.25 wt % colloidal silicon dioxide; and
from about 0.45 wt % to about 0.55 wt % magnesium stearate, wherein the total amount of rifaximin is 40 mg.
US Pat. No. 10,878,938

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING SEQUENCE DATA

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

1. A method for inferring a sequence part of a non-reference genome of a first organism based on paired-end sequence read data, the method comprising using at least one computer hardware processor to perform:aligning a plurality of paired-end reads from the non-reference genome of the first organism to a reference genome of a second organism to obtain an alignment, the non-reference genome of the first organism including a first region comprising at least one structural variant relative to the reference genome of the second organism;
identifying, from among the plurality of paired-end reads and using the alignment, a first set of paired-end reads comprising paired-end reads each having an aligned read and an unaligned read;
identifying a second set of paired-end reads from among the first set of paired-end reads, wherein aligned reads of the second set map to an overlapping anchor region of the reference genome, and wherein unaligned reads of the second set overlap with the first region of the non-reference genome; and
aligning at least some of the unaligned reads of the second set against one another to create a directed acyclic graph (DAG) representing a local assembly for the first region of the non-reference genome, wherein the aligning comprises:
creating an initial DAG representing a first unaligned read of the at least some of the unaligned reads;
aligning the at least some of the unaligned reads other than the first unaligned read to the initial DAG to obtain an alignment among the at least some of the unaligned reads; and
updating the initial DAG to represent the alignment among the at least some of the unaligned reads, thereby creating the DAG representing the local assembly for the first region of the non-reference genome.

US Pat. No. 10,880,581

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples from a data stream, the array of information samples representing a spatially sampled information signal, the decoder comprising:a divider configured to:
subdivide the array of information samples into prediction blocks associated with prediction coding according to first subdivision information,
subdivide at least one of the prediction blocks that is greater than a maximum size into a root block of the maximum size, wherein the maximum size and the root block are associated with transform coding,
determine whether the root block is to be subdivided based on second subdivision information, and
responsive to a determination that the root block is to be subdivided, subdivide the root block into the residual blocks associated with transform coding;
an extractor configured to:
extract, for at least one of the prediction blocks that is greater than the maximum size, inheritance information from the data stream, the inheritance information indicating whether inheritance is used in relation to transform coding, and
if inheritance is indicated to be used, share a coding parameter among the residual blocks corresponding to the at least one of the prediction blocks; and
a reconstructor configured to:
determine a residual signal for each of the residual blocks based on the coding parameter in transform coding, and
reconstruct the array of information samples based on a combination of a prediction signal and the residual signal.

US Pat. No. 10,880,580

INHERITANCE IN SAMPLE ARRAY MULTITREE SUBDIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing an array of information samples from a data stream, the array of information samples representing a spatially sampled information signal, the decoder comprising:an extractor configured to extract, from the data stream, first subdivision information, second subdivision information, and a maximum size;
a divider configured to:
subdivide the array of information samples into prediction blocks associated with prediction coding according to the first subdivision information,
responsive to a determination that at least one of the prediction blocks is greater than the maximum size, subdivide the at least one of the prediction blocks into a root block of the maximum size, wherein the root block is associated with transform coding, subdivide the root block into the residual blocks associated with transform coding according to the second subdivision information,wherein the prediction blocks correspond to a first hierarchy level of a sequence of hierarchy levels and the residual blocks correspond to a second hierarchy level of the sequence of hierarchy levels;wherein the extractor is further configured to:
extract, for each of the prediction blocks that is greater than the maximum size, inheritance information from the data stream, the inheritance information indicating whether inheritance is used or not and,
if inheritance is indicated to be used, share a coding parameter among the residual blocks corresponding to the respective prediction block; and
a reconstructor configured to:
determine each of residual signals for each of the residual blocks based on the respective coding parameter in transform coding,
determine prediction signals for the prediction blocks using prediction coding, and
reconstruct the array of information samples based on a combination of the prediction signals and the residual signals.

US Pat. No. 10,880,390

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING NETWORK RESOURCE TRANSMISSION SIZE USING DELTA COMPRESSION

CLOUDFLARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method in a far end point of presence (PoP) of a cloud proxy service, of reducing network resource transmission size, the method comprising:receiving, at the far end PoP and from a near end PoP, a first request for a network resource on behalf of one of a plurality of client devices, wherein the near end PoP and the far end PoP are part of the cloud proxy service and the near end PoP is coupled with the one of the plurality of client devices and the far end PoP is coupled with an origin server that hosts the requested network resource; and
in response to receiving the first request, performing the following at the far end PoP:
retrieving the requested network resource from the origin server that hosts the requested network resource,
transmitting the retrieved network resource to the near end PoP, and
storing the retrieved network resource as a first version of the requested network resource in a dynamic dictionary of the far end PoP;
receiving, at the far end PoP and from the near end PoP, a second request for the network resource on behalf of one of the plurality of client devices, the second request including a version identifier that identifies a second version of the network resource stored in the near end PoP, wherein the receiving the second request is in response to a determination, based on performance measures, that a delta compression technique can be performed, and each of the performance measures include a measure of an average delta compression achieved for a determined geographical area;
responsive to determining that the second version of the network resource is not stored in the dynamic dictionary of the far end PoP, performing the following at the far end PoP:
retrieving a third version that is a most current version of the network resource from the origin server that hosts the network resource,
transmitting a response to the near end PoP that includes the third version of the network resource, and
storing the third version of the requested network resource in the dynamic dictionary of the far end PoP;
receiving, at the far end PoP and from the near end PoP, a third request for the network resource on behalf of one of the plurality of client devices, the third request including a version identifier that identifies the first version of the network resource and indicates that the first version of the network resource is stored in the far end PoP; and
in response to the third request and responsive to determining that the first version of the network resource is stored in the dynamic dictionary of the far end PoP, performing the following at the far end PoP:
retrieving a fourth version of the network resource that is a most current version of the network resource from the origin server that hosts the network resource,
determining a set of one or more differences between the first version and the fourth version of the network resource,
transmitting the set of differences to the near end PoP, and
storing the fourth version of the network resource in the dynamic dictionary of the far end PoP.

US Pat. No. 10,880,340

RELEVANCY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH TARGETING OF INFORMATION BASED ON DATA GATHERED FROM A NETWORKED DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH A SECURITY SANDBOX OF A CLIENT DEVICE

FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP., ...

1. A system comprising:a networked device generating a fingerprint of media data rendered thereon;
a first server generating content identification data of the media data from the fingerprint; and
a second server:
matching the content identification data of the media data generated through the first server to an identification data of the networked device; and
matching the identification data of the networked device to an identification data of a user of the networked device involved in an interaction therewith, the interaction associated with the rendering of the media data on the networked device.

US Pat. No. 10,879,999

TEMPOROSPATIAL SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING FOR NGSO SATELLITE NETWORKS

Loon LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A system comprising:a network controller configured to:
receive information regarding a plurality of nodes of a network, the received information including available storage at each node, the plurality of nodes including a first node that is in motion relative to a second node;
determine a series of topologies of the network based on the received information, the series of topologies being available over a period of time;
receive client data information from one or more remote devices, the client data information including a data amount;
generate one or more network configurations for the determined series of topologies based on at least the data amount and the available storage at each node; and
send instructions to the plurality of nodes of the network for implementing the one or more network configurations and transmitting client data over the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,879,690

POWER GENERATOR

YAMABIKO CORPORATION, To...

1. A power generator outputting electric power generated by a power-generating component, the power generator comprising:an output information acquisition unit which acquires output information including power-generating component capacity information indicative of a capacity of the power-generating component and output frequency information of the power generator, the output information acquisition unit including a frequency measurement unit which acquires the output frequency information through measurement;
an ammeter which measures a current flowing through a distribution path; and
a breaker provided in the distribution path, wherein
the power generator further comprises a controller which calculates an allowable current that is allowed to flow through the distribution path based on the output information including the power-generating component capacity information and the output frequency information obtained through the measurement of the frequency measurement unit, the controller controlling the breaker to interrupt the distribution path when a measured current measured by the ammeter exceeds the allowable current.

US Pat. No. 10,879,622

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ANTENNA ARRAY MODULE

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. An antenna module, comprising:an antenna substrate;
a plurality of three-dimensional (3-D) antenna cells on a first surface of the antenna substrate;
a plurality of packaged circuitry on a second surface of the antenna substrate, wherein the plurality of packaged circuitry comprises a plurality of radio-frequency (RF) chips and at least one mixer chip,
wherein the plurality of radio-frequency (RF) chips and the at least one mixer chip are mounted on the second surface of the antenna substrate;
wherein the plurality of packaged circuitry is further mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) based on a plurality of holes in the PCB; and
a first supporting ball on a first side of a packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry and a second supporting ball on a second side of the packaged circuitry on the second surface of the antenna substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of 3-D antenna cells comprises a raised antenna patch, and
wherein a packaged circuitry of the plurality of packaged circuitry is electrically connected with the raised antenna patch of the plurality of 3-D antenna cells.

US Pat. No. 10,879,348

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate provided with an outer-peripheral structure region in a region of a first conductive type on a surface of the semiconductor substrate, the outer-peripheral structure region being arranged to surround an outer periphery of a region in which a plurality of semiconductor elements is formed;
a first element region arranged in an innermost in the outer-peripheral structure region, the first element region being a semiconductor layer obtained by formation of a first semiconductor layer of a second conductive type in an annular shape, the second conductive type being opposite to the first conductive type, the first element region being connected to a specified reference potential;
a plurality of guard rings multiply arranged on an outside of the first element region in the outer-peripheral structure region, each of the plurality of guard rings being a highly doped semiconductor layer obtained by formation of a second semiconductor layer of the second conductive type in the annular shape;
a second element region provided on an outside of the outer-peripheral structure region, the second element region being a highly doped semiconductor layer of the first conductive type, the second element region being connected to a specified gate potential; and
metal wires respectively formed to cover the first element region and the plurality of guard rings, wherein
a first metal wire of the metal wires covering the first element region and a second metal wire of the metal wires covering a guard ring of the plurality of guard rings adjacent to at least the first element region are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,879,094

ELECTROSTATIC CHUCKING FORCE MEASUREMENT TOOL FOR PROCESS CHAMBER CARRIERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electrostatic chucking force measurement tool comprising:a workpiece fitting to hold a workpiece when gripped by an electrostatic chucking force by an electrostatic chuck, the workpiece fitting above the electrostatic chuck in a vertical direction orthogonal to a horizontal direction;
an arm coupled to the workpiece fitting to pull the workpiece through the workpiece fitting laterally across the electrostatic chuck along the horizontal direction by moving the workpiece while the electrostatic chuck is stationary; and
a force gauge coupled to the arm to measure an amount of force with which the workpiece fitting is pulled by the arm in order to move the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,879,047

PLASMA GENERATOR

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A plasma generator, comprising:a reaction chamber block including a reaction chamber divided into a pair of first insertion portions, for inserting a pair of electrodes into the reaction chamber for converting a process gas into plasma in the reaction chamber, a first connecting segment narrower than the pair of first insertion portions, and first junctures of each of the pair of first insertion portions with the first connecting segment are smooth surfaces;
a connecting block including pair of second insertion portions communicating with the pair of first insertion portions and into which the pair of electrodes are inserted, a second connecting segment that, in addition to connecting the pair of second insertion portions, is narrower than the pair of second insertion portions, and junctures of each of the pair of second insertion portions with the second connecting segment are corners; and
a nozzle for ejecting the gas, converted to plasma in the reaction chamber, toward a process target.

US Pat. No. 10,879,021

KEYBOARD

Chicony Electronics Co., ...

1. A keyboard, comprising:a base;
a keycap located over the base; and
a connecting assembly located between the base and the keycap and comprising a first connecting member and a second connecting member connected to each other, each of the first connecting member and the second connecting member being connected to the base and the keycap,
wherein two connected members of the base, the keycap, and the first and second connecting members are non-rotatably connected,
wherein when the keycap is pressed from an original position thereof toward the base, at least one of the first and second connecting members elastically deforms to store elastic potential energy, and when the keycap is released, said at least one of the first and second connecting members elastically recovers to return the keycap to the original position.

US Pat. No. 10,878,973

FLOOD AND WIND-RESISTANT VENTILATED MODULE FOR SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL STORAGE

Holtec International

1. A passively cooled storage module for spent nuclear fuel comprising:an elongated module body defining a top end, a bottom end, a sidewall, and an internal cavity extending between the ends along a longitudinal axis, the internal cavity being configured for holding a fuel storage canister;
a plurality of cooling air inlet ducts spaced circumferentially apart around the body, the inlet ducts each forming a radially oriented air inlet passageway fluidly connecting ambient atmosphere with the internal cavity;
each air inlet duct having an inlet end opening at an exterior surface of the sidewall and an outlet end opening at an interior surface of the sidewall adjoining the cavity;
wherein the air inlet ducts each have a recurving configuration to draw cooling air radially inwards and initially upwards from ambient atmosphere, and then redirect the cooling air downwards through the air inlet duct into a lower part of the internal cavity of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,878,960

TELE-PRESENCE ROBOT SYSTEM WITH MULTI-CAST FEATURES

TELADOC HEALTH, INC., Pu...

1. A telepresence device system, comprising:a telepresence device including a telepresence device camera and a telepresence device monitor;
a first user device that is coupled to and controls a movement the telepresence device, the first user device includes a camera and a monitor that displays a user interface including a remote view field that displays video provided by the telepresence device camera;
a second user device that is coupled to the telepresence device, the second user device includes a camera and a monitor that displays video provided by the telepresence device camera, wherein the user interface displayed at the first user device includes an observer view field that displays observer information about an observer at the second user device, a selectable feature that allows a user of the first user device to transfer control of the movement of the telepresence device to the second user device while continuing to display video provided by the telepresence device at the first user device, and wherein the telepresence device monitor displays an image provided by the camera of the first user device and not the second user device when the first user device controls the telepresence device and displays an image provided by the camera of the second user device and not the first user device when the second user device controls the telepresence device.

US Pat. No. 10,878,725

PRINTABLE BLANK SHEET FOR FORMING OBJECTS

Blank Acquisition, LLC, ...

1. A printable blank sheet comprising:a top substrate;
a center layer adhered to the top substrate with a permanent adhesive;
a release liner adhered to the center layer with a removable adhesive;
perimeter cut lines extending through the top substrate and the center layer of the printable blank sheet that define a perimeter of an object blank in the printable blank sheet; and
a center cut line extending through the top substrate and into but not through the center layer on the object blank that defines a first object half and a second object half of the object blank;
wherein the object blank is configured to be folded along the center cut line to form an object such that an edge of the center layer is visible along the folded center cut line.

US Pat. No. 10,878,654

CLOSED LOOP CABINET COOLING

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is usable to detect access or attempted access to the interior of the cabinet;
a regulated power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, receiving power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors and monitoring access or attempted access to the cabinet interior even when the external power source is unpowered;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, outputting content associated with play of one or more wager-based games;
an input source receiving one or more selections from a player;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a first locked box within the interior of the cabinet, storing non-transitory gaming software used to generate the one or more wager-based games on the gaming machine wherein the gaming software defines a plurality of selectable prize structures and a plurality of sets of virtual reel strips wherein predetermined permutations of chance spins of the sets of the virtual reel strips are respectively associated with one of the plurality of selectable prize structures and wherein properties of each of the predetermined permutations of chance spins of the sets of the virtual reel strips are selected such that a probability of winning respective progressive prizes remains approximately constant for each of the sets;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the first or another locked box within the interior of the cabinet and storing crucial data associated with a play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game;
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within the first or another locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the regulated power supply, to the power-off security device, to the plurality of security sensors, to the display, to the non-volatile memory and to the power-hit tolerant memory, the gaming machine controller being configured to: 1) control the play of the plurality of instances of the wager-based game, 2) monitor the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect conditions warranting tilt state; 3) store at least some data associated with the play of the plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory; and 4) generate an outcome for a particular instance of the wager-based game;
a multi-flow heat exchanger having a plurality of fluid flow-through paths in heat exchange coupling with one another, a first of the fluid flow-through paths being part of a sealed air-tight gas circulation containment volume within which a thermal transfer gas circulates, the gas circulation containment volume including at least part of an interior of at least one of said locked boxes within the interior of the cabinet, the thermal transfer gas being cleaner than a local ambient air environment surrounding the cabinet; and
a plurality of gas blowers, said gas blowers being respectively and operatively coupled to respective subsets of the fluid flow-through paths of the multi-flow heat exchanger, a first of the gas blowers being disposed within the gas circulation containment volume and configured to circulate the thermal transfer gas through said at least interior part of at least one of said locked boxes and through the first fluid flow-through path of the heat exchanger so as to thereby define a gas circulating loop in the air-tight sealed gas circulation containment volume, and a second of the gas blowers being disposed and configured to blow air sourced from the local ambient air environment another a second of the fluid flow-through paths.

US Pat. No. 10,878,404

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN E-PURSE

Feitian Technologies Co.,...

1. A method for conducting a financial transaction using a CPU card hosting a micro-processor, an e-purse being in the CPU card, the method being executed by the CPU card micro-processor, the method comprising:providing the CPU card capable of performing each of a loading initializing instruction and a purchase initializing instruction;
entering a contactless induction area of a terminal by the CPU card;
receiving an operation initializing instruction, which is a first loading initializing instruction sent by the terminal, to the CPU card; reading and storing, by the CPU card micro-processor, data comprising a first transaction amount, in the operation initializing instruction;
in response to receiving the first loading initializing instruction, performing a loading initializing operation by the CPU card micro-processor;
receiving an instruction for updating a application specific file sent by the terminal and retrieving the application specific file by the CPU card micro-processor;
writing data included in the instruction for updating the application specific file, or data generated by the first transaction amount included in the first loading initializing instruction into storage space of the application specific file and replacing what is previously in by the CPU card micro-processor;
receiving a loading instruction sent by the terminal, reading and storing data in the loading instruction by the CPU card micro-processor;
computing the first transaction amount and data in the application specific file according to an algorithm selected from multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and combinations thereof to obtain a new amount and adding the new amount to a balance of the e-purse to obtain a new balance by the CPU card micro-processor; and
receiving an operation initializing instruction, which is the purchase initializing instruction sent by the terminal, to the CPU card; reading and storing, by the CPU card micro-processor, data comprising a second transaction amount in the purchase initializing instruction;
in response to receiving the purchase initializing instruction, computing the second transaction amount and a value in a record of an application specific file according to an algorithm selected from multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and combinations thereof to obtain a new amount by the CPU card micro-processor;
reading a new balance of the e-purse, determining whether the new amount is larger than a balance of the e-purse plus an overdraft limit by the CPU card micro-processor,
if yes, returning a message of inadequate balance in the e-purse to the terminal and ending an operation by the CPU card micro-processor;
or if no, generating, by the CPU card-processor, a pseudo random number and a process key, sending a message in response to the purchase initializing instruction to the terminal, receiving a purchase instruction sent by the terminal including a third message authenticating code, reading and storing data in the purchase instruction by the CPU card micro-processor;
authenticating whether the third message authenticating code is valid, using the process key by the CPU card micro-processor,
if invalid, returning a status code to the terminal and ending the operation by the CPU card,
if valid, deducting the new amount from the balance of the e-purse to obtain a new amount and returning a message in response to the purchase instruction to the terminal by the CPU card micro-processor;
wherein in response to receiving the purchase initializing instruction at a time of waiting for receiving an instruction sent by the terminal, the method further comprises the steps of:
receiving a second loading initializing instruction sent by the terminal, reading and storing data of the second loading initializing instruction, and performing a loading initializing operation by the CPU card micro-processor;
receiving a record updating instruction sent by the terminal and updating data n a record of the application specific file by the CPU card micro-processor;
wherein the updating data in a record of the application specific file further comprises the steps of;
retrieving the record in the application specific file;
determining whether the size of the data in the record updating instruction is larger than the size of the retrieved record;
if yes, sending a message, of inadequate storage space for the record to the terminal and ending the operation by the CPU card micro-processor;
if no, updating data in the retrieved record by the CPU card micro-processor; wherein the retrieving the record in the application specific file comprises the steps of:
determining whether there is a short file identifier in the record updating instruction;
if no, sending a message of unfound application specific file to the terminal and ending the operation;
if yes, determining whether there is a file with a same short file identifier as the short file identifier,
if no, sending a message of unfound application specific file to the terminal and ending the operation;
if yes, regarding a retrieved file as the application specific file and retrieving a record according to a record number designated in the record updating instruction, from the application specific file,
if not retrieved, sending a message of unfound related record to the terminal and ending the operation;
if retrieved, regarding the retrieved record as the record to be updated.

US Pat. No. 10,878,321

PARTIAL ACTIVATION OF MULTIPLE PATHWAYS IN NEURAL NETWORKS

DEEPCUBE LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method for approximating a neural network, the method comprising:storing a neural network comprising a plurality of synapses or filters;
partially-activating the neural network by executing a subset of the plurality of synapses or filters along selective pathways across a portion of the neural network multiple times to generate multiple partial pathways, and not executing a remaining subset of the plurality of synapses or filters of the neural network that are not part of the multiple partial pathways; and
aggregating outcomes of the multiple partial pathways of the partially-activated neural network to approximate an outcome of fully-activating the neural network in which all synapses or filters are executed across the entire neural network in a single pass, wherein the total number of synapses or filters activated by the partially-activated neural network is less than the number of all synapses or filters in the neural network.

US Pat. No. 10,878,183

ELECTRONIC SIGNING USING ACTION RESPONSIVE DOCUMENT COPY GENERATION

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more servers, a pre-tag-indicating a visible location within an electronic document for a signature of a signing role, the electronic document comprising terms of agreement data;
transmitting, by the one or more servers to a client device associated with a first user, a web browser graphical user interface (GUI) configured to display the signing role and an available set of users able to be associated with the signing role;
receiving, by the one or more servers via the GUI, selection of a second user of the set of users for association with the signing role;
associating the second user with the signing role; and
responsive to the selection, generating, by the one or more servers, a copy of the electronic document having a tag automatically overlaid in the copy of the electronic document based on the pre-tag, the tag indicating the visible location for the second user associated with the signing role to sign.

US Pat. No. 10,878,087

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MALICIOUS FILES USING TWO-STAGE FILE CLASSIFICATION

AO KASPERSKY LAB, Moscow...

1. A method for detecting malicious files comprising:selecting a plurality of teaching files for supervised teaching of a classifying model to generate a plurality of candidate classifiers, wherein the plurality of teaching files corresponds to a known flexible hash in a set of classifiers, and there is a known flexible hash for each of one or more categories, wherein the one or more categories comprise malicious files, trusted files and untrusted files;
verifying each of the plurality of candidate classifiers by classifying a plurality of verification files, including at least the plurality of teaching files;
selecting a classifier from the plurality of candidate classifiers, wherein the selected classifier resulted in the least false categorizations of the plurality of verification files; and
assigning the classifier to the known flexible hash, for each of the one or more categories;
selecting a set of attributes of a file under malware analysis;
calculating a hash of the file based on the selected set of attributes;
selecting a classifier for the file from the set of classifiers based on the calculated hash of the file;
assigning the file under analysis to the one or more categories based on the selected classifier;
determining whether the file has been assigned to a category of malicious files; and
concluding that the file is malicious based on the determination of whether the file has been assigned to the category of malicious files.

US Pat. No. 10,878,015

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING GROUP NODE PROFILES BASED ON MEMBER NODES

People.ai, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method, comprising:maintaining, by one or more processors, a plurality of member node profiles corresponding to a plurality of member entities, each member node profile having a plurality of member node fields, each member node field having one or more field values extracted from at least one of an electronic activity or at least one record object of a plurality of systems of record;
identifying, by the one or more processors, from the plurality of member node profiles, a subset of member node profiles, each member node profile of the subset corresponding to a group entity;
identifying, by the one or more processors, from the plurality of member node fields of each member node profile of the subset, a set of member node fields to populate values for corresponding group node fields of a group node profile of the group entity;
maintaining, by the one or more processors, for each field value of each member node field, a confidence score indicating a likelihood that the field value is accurate;
for each member node field of the set of member node fields,
i) determining, by the one or more processors, that the respective confidence score of a corresponding field value of the member node field of the member node profile satisfies a threshold score by comparing the confidence score of the field value of the member node field to the threshold score; and
ii) updating, by the one or more processors, in accordance with a group node population policy and responsive to the confidence score of the field value of the member node field satisfying the threshold score, a group node field of the group node profile corresponding to the member node field by adding at least one of the field value of the member node field as a new value to the group node field or adding an entry to a value data structure of the field value of the group node field; and
determining, by the one or more processors, for each field value of each group node field of the group node profile, a respective confidence score for the field value based on one or more confidence scores of the corresponding field values of the set of member node fields.

US Pat. No. 10,877,838

DATA PLANE ERROR DETECTION FOR TERNARY CONTENT-ADDRESSABLE MEMORY (TCAM) OF A FORWARDING ELEMENT

Barefoot Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method for detecting errors, the method comprising:storing (i) a particular set of data in a first set of a particular number of physical ternary content-addressable memories (TCAMs) configured to operate as a first logical TCAM and (ii) a same particular set of data in a second set of a same number of physical TCAMs configured to operate as a second logical TCAM;
performing a parallel search for a particular data content in both the first and second logical TCAMs;
comparing search results from the first logical TCAM with search results from the second logical TCAM; and
when the search results from the first logical TCAM are different from the search results from the second logical TCAM, generating an error signal.

US Pat. No. 10,877,670

DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURING DATA PLANE OF FORWARDING ELEMENT TO ADJUST DATA PLANE THROUGHPUT BASED ON DETECTED CONDITIONS

Barefoot Networks, Inc., ...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing a control-plane program for configuring a data-plane forwarding circuit of a network forwarding element, the data-plane forwarding circuit to process at least a portion of data tuples associated with data messages received by the forwarding element, the program comprising sets of instructions for:configuring the data-plane forwarding circuit not to process data messages at a rate larger than a first maximum throughput rate;
detecting an operating condition of the data-plane forwarding circuit, wherein the operating condition comprises congestion of one or more data message queues used by the data-plane forwarding circuit; and
based on the detected operating condition, reconfiguring the data-plane forwarding circuit to allow the data-plane forwarding circuit to process data messages at a rate larger than the first maximum throughput rate.

US Pat. No. 10,877,152

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING SYNTHETIC SENSOR DATA

The MathWorks, Inc., Nat...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving 3D scene data at a computer-based three dimensional (3D) virtualization environment, the 3D scene data including objects having vertices, normals, and attributes;
for a plurality of the objects of the 3D scene data, computing, by the 3D virtualization environment, reflectivity information in a frequency range or a wavelength range for at least one of a virtual radar sensor, a virtual lidar sensor, or a virtual sonar sensor, based on the vertices, normals, and attributes of the plurality of objects and a plurality of values for parameters of the at least one the virtual radar sensor, the virtual lidar sensor, or the virtual sonar sensor;
for the at least one of the virtual radar sensor, the virtual lidar sensor, or the virtual sonar sensor, computing, by the 3D virtualization environment, at least one of radar range and radar amplitude, a point cloud of lidar range and lidar reflectance, or sonar range and sonar reflectance, based on the reflectivity information;
transmitting the at least one of the radar range and the radar amplitude, the point cloud of lidar range and lidar reflectance, or the sonar range and the sonar reflectance from the 3D virtualization environment to a modeling environment that includes a simulation model of a controller; and
processing the at least one of the radar range and the radar amplitude, the point cloud of lidar range and lidar reflectance, and/or the sonar range and the sonar reflectance by the simulation model of the controller to produce commands.

US Pat. No. 10,877,132

METHOD OF OPERATING A SCANNER AND SCANNER

1. A method of operating a scanner for monitoring an at least two-dimensional protected field that is divided into a plurality of cyclically scannable monitored fields, wherein the scanner comprises at least one light transmitter and at least one light receiver, comprising the steps of:transmitting transmitted light beams into the protected field by the at least one light transmitter;
receiving light that is reflected or remitted by an object that may be present in the protected field by the at least one light receiver;
generating a received signal for the respective monitored field on the basis of the received light, with all the monitored fields of the protected field being scanned once within a scanning cycle;
determining a frequency of occurrence at which received signals are generated;
determining a degree of detection safety at least on the basis of the frequency of occurrence, with the value of the degree of detection safety being increased as the frequency of occurrence falls and being decreased as the frequency of occurrence rises, wherein the degree of detection safety represents a quantifying measure for environmental conditions under which the scanner is operated; and
determining whether a detected object satisfies at least one predefined object detection criterion for an unauthorized object on the basis of the received signals generated over a predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning cycles, an object detection signal being generated when the object detection criterion is satisfied, with the predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning cycles being determined at least on the basis of the degree of detection safety,
wherein the object detection criterion comprises a determination being made for the predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning cycles that at least one detected object has a predefined minimum size, the object detection criterion further comprising a determination being made for the predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning cycles that at least one detected object is stationary in at least one of the monitored fields,
wherein the predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning signals is increased when the degree of detection safety is decreased,
wherein the predefined number of multiple evaluations of consecutive scanning cycles is decreased when the degree of detection safety is increased, and/or
wherein the scanner has a rotatable light deflection unit for deflecting the light of the at least one light transmitter into the protected field and is configured for a monitoring of one or more scanning areas, wherein the monitored fields are of sector shape, and wherein a magnitude of an angular resolution at which the protected field is scanned is adjustable dependent on the degree of detection safety, with the angular resolution being decreased when the degree of detection safety is increased and/or with the angular resolution being increased when the degree of detection safety is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,877,005

METHOD OF MEASURING AN ANALYTE WITH A REDUCTIVE DETECTION WAVEFORM

Dionex Corporation, Sunn...

1. A method of analyzing a sample at an electrochemical detector fluidically coupled to a chromatography column, the method comprising:flowing an eluent and the sample to the chromatography column, in which the sample comprises arsenate and arsenite, and the eluent is acidic;
separating the arsenate from the arsenite in the chromatography column in a single chromatogram;
outputting the arsenate and the arsenite from the chromatography column to the electrochemical detector at different times;
applying a plurality of reductive detection waveforms to the electrochemical detector, the electrochemical detector comprising a working electrode, a reference electrode, and a flow channel, where each of the reductive detection waveforms includes:
a) a constant first oxidizing voltage is applied between the working electrode and the reference electrode for a first predetermined time interval;
b) immediately subsequent to the first predetermined time interval, a constant second oxidizing voltage is applied between the working electrode and the reference electrode for a second predetermined time interval, in which the constant second oxidizing voltage is greater than the constant first oxidizing voltage; and
c) immediately subsequent to the second predetermined time interval, a reducing voltage is applied between the working electrode and the reference electrode for a third predetermined time interval, in which the arsenate or the arsenite is reduced at the working electrode and causes an electron to be added to the arsenate or the arsenite during the third predetermined time interval, in which the constant reducing voltage is less than the constant first oxidizing voltage and the constant second oxidizing voltage;
measuring one or more reducing current values, or one or more reducing charge values during at least part of the third predetermined time interval for each of the reductive detection waveforms;
calculating a concentration of the arsenate based on the measured one or more reducing current values, or the measured one or more reducing charge values during the at least part of the third predetermined time interval for at least one of the reductive detection waveforms; and
calculating a concentration of the arsenite based on the measured one or more reducing current values, or the measured one or more reducing charge values during the at least part of the third predetermined time interval for at least another one of the reductive detection waveforms.

US Pat. No. 10,876,893

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ABSORBANCE DETECTOR WITH OPTICAL REFERENCE

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for a detector unit including a light source, a signal detector, and a flow path, the method comprising:dynamically adjusting an intensity of light emitted by the light source based on one or more parameters of the detector unit;
determining a sample transmittance signal based on output from the signal detector, where the signal detector is positioned to receive the light emitted by the light source, the light emitted by the light source being passed through the flow path;
determining a reference transmittance signal based on output from a reference detector, where the reference detector is positioned to receive light passed through a light path, the light path being distinct and isolated from the flow path; and
calculating an absorbance of a sample in the flow path based on the sample transmittance signal and the reference transmittance signal.

US Pat. No. 10,876,822

MULTI-PIECE POLYMER AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS...

1. A polymeric ammunition cartridge comprising:a substantially cylindrical insert comprising a top surface opposite a bottom surface and a substantially cylindrical coupling element that extends from the bottom surface, a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, a groove positioned around the primer flash aperture in the primer recess and a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface; and
a substantially cylindrical polymeric middle body overmolded from a nose junction over the substantially cylindrical insert and the substantially cylindrical coupling element and into the primer flash aperture and into groove to form a flash hole;
a nose comprising a body junction that extends to a shoulder which is connected to a neck that terminates at a projectile aperture, wherein the body junction comprises a groove at the shoulder connected to a skirt surface that extends from the groove to a skirt tip, wherein the body junction is mated to the nose junction with a lap joint.

US Pat. No. 10,876,744

FUEL ENRICHMENT SYSTEM FOR FUEL-FIRED APPLIANCE

Rheem Manufacturing Compa...

1. A fuel-fired heating appliance, comprising:a burner;
a first fuel flow path connecting a first fuel source and a first fuel-air mixing chamber;
a first valve disposed in the first fuel flow path controlling a first flow of fuel through the first fuel flow path at a first flow rate;
a second fuel flow path connecting a second fuel source and a second fuel-air mixing chamber, wherein the second fuel-air mixing chamber is located below the first fuel-air mixing chamber as a continuation part of the first fuel-air mixing chamber and is adjacent to the burner;
a second valve disposed in the second fuel flow path controlling a second flow of fuel through the second fuel path at a second flow rate;
an air flow path between an air source and the burner;
a heat exchanger defining an interior volume in fluid communication at an input end of the heat exchanger with an area proximate the burner so that combustion gas generated by combustion of a mixture of fuel and air at the burner is received through the input end into the interior volume;
an induction draft blower in fluid communication with an outlet of the heat exchanger, the induction draft blower configured to operate at different speed levels to draw the mixture of fuel and air to the burner;
an igniter proximate the burner so that actuation of the igniter ignites the mixture of fuel and air;
a sensor configured to detect the existence of a flame;
a controller in operative communication with the first valve, the second valve, the igniter, the induction draft blower, and the sensor; and
a computer readable medium containing program instructions executable by the controller to cause the controller to execute a method comprising the steps of:
(a) actuating the first valve to a first state of the first valve to block the first flow of fuel,
(b) actuating the second valve to a second state of the second valve to pass the second flow of fuel at the second flow rate,
(c) while the second valve is in the second state of the second valve, operating the induction draft blower at a first speed level to draw the mixture of fuel and air to the burner, wherein fuel drawn from the second fuel flow path and air drawn from the air flow path are mixed in the second fuel-air mixing chamber,
(d) actuating the igniter to ignite the mixture of fuel and air proximate the burner until a flame is detected by the sensor,
(e) following ignition of the mixture of fuel and air, operating the induction draft blower at a second speed level, wherein the second speed level is greater than the first speed level,
(f) actuating the first valve to a second state of the first valve to pass the first flow of fuel at the first flow rate, wherein fuel drawn from the first fuel flow path and air drawn from the air flow path are mixed in the first fuel-air mixing chamber prior to entering the second fuel-air mixing chamber and then the burner, and
(g) following step (f), actuating the second valve to a first state of the second valve to block the second flow of fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,876,723

LIGHTING APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a heat sink sleeve module comprising heat conductive material, the heat sink sleeve module defining a containing space and having a first inner surface and a second inner surface;
a light support module disposed at least partly in the containing space, the light support module having a top plate, a first side plate and a second side plate, the top plate being mounted with a LED module, the first side plate and the second side plate being respectively appressed to the first inner surface and the second inner surface of the heat sink sleeve module, the first side plate and the second side plate being opposite to each other;
a driver attached to the light support module; and
two terminals for guiding an external power source to the driver for the driver to generate a driving current to the LED module, wherein the light support module comprises a base plate, the base plate is folded to form the top plate, the first side plate and the second side plate, wherein inner sides of the first side plate and the second side plate are fixed with heat conductive elements, wherein the heat conductive elements are heat conductive plates transmitting heat to the heat sink sleeve module via the first side plate and the second side plate, wherein the heat conductive plates have a greater hardness than the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,876,716

TOOL-LESS LIGHT FIXTURE

Schreder S.A., Brussels ...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:an elongate housing having an outer surface and an inner surface and having an elongate opening extending in a longitudinal direction of the housing;
wherein the elongate housing comprises a first wall and a second wall extending towards the elongate opening;
a light module for emitting light having a first face through which light is emitted and an opposite second face;
a plurality of retainer means provided at the second face and configured for engaging the first and second walls such that the light module is retained within the elongate housing;
a stopper means for preventing inward displacements of the light module past a predetermined boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,876,526

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A SPEED-CONTROLLED FLUID PUMP

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A method for operating a rotational-speed-regulated fluid pump (102), the method comprising:providing an electrical control current for the fluid pump (102);
providing a maximum value (201) for the electrical control current, the maximum value corresponding to a maximum permissible pressure at an outlet side of the fluid pump (102);
providing a threshold value (202) for the electrical control current, the threshold value corresponding to a maximum working pressure at the outlet side of the fluid pump (102) and being predefined in dependence upon at least one boundary condition, wherein the maximum working pressure corresponding to the threshold value (202) is less than the maximum permissible pressure corresponding to the maximum value (201) for the electrical control current; and
controlling the fluid pump (102) with not more than the threshold value (202) for the control current, in a case in which it has been determined that the at least one boundary condition holds, so as to limit the pressure at the outlet side of the fluid pump (102) to a value provided for the at least one boundary condition,
wherein the providing of the threshold value (202) comprises:
determining a working pressure at the outlet side of the fluid pump (102) in dependence on a current consumption of the fluid pump (102) after a predefined time period, beginning at a starting time of the fluid pump, has elapsed; and
providing the threshold value (202) in dependence on the determined working pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,876,211

COMPOSITIONS FOR APPLICATION TO A METAL SUBSTRATE

PRC-DeSoto International,...

1. A conversion composition for application to an aluminum substrate, the composition comprising:an aqueous carrier;
at least one Group 1A metal ion;
a hydroxide ion;
a phosphate ion comprising (PO4)3?; and
one or more additional components selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidone, fluoride, a carbonate, a surfactant, a thickener, allantoin, 1,5-Dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole, a halide, a silane, and an alcohol;
wherein contact of the conversion composition with a surface of the substrate leads to precipitation of a coating thereon; and
wherein the pH of the composition is greater than 10.

US Pat. No. 10,875,592

AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING PLANT AND METHOD

Carl Zeiss Industrielle M...

1. An automobile manufacturing plant for manufacturing automobiles, comprising:a series of manufacturing sites including:
a part forming shop configured to form a plurality of car body parts from at least one of sheet metal or composite materials,
a body shop configured to assemble the plurality of car body parts in order to form a car body,
a paint shop configured to paint the car body in order to produce a painted car body, and
an assembly shop configured to assemble a car-on-wheels using the painted car body;
a plurality of inspection sites including:
a first inspection site associated with the part forming shop and configured to determine first inspection data representing at least one of dimensional characteristics, shape characteristics, or surface characteristics of the plurality of car body parts,
a second inspection site associated with the body shop and configured to determine second inspection data representing at least one of dimensional characteristics, shape characteristics, or surface characteristics of the car body,
a third inspection site associated with the paint shop and configured to determine third inspection data representing at least one of dimensional characteristics, shape characteristics, or surface characteristics of the painted car body, and
a fourth inspection site associated with the assembly shop and configured to determine fourth inspection data representing at least one of dimensional characteristics, shape characteristics, or surface characteristics of the car-on-wheels; and
a common database server comprising nominal data representing nominal characteristics of the plurality of car body parts, of the car body, of the painted car body, and of the car-on-wheels,
wherein:
the common database server is configured to receive the first inspection data, the second inspection data, the third inspection data, and the fourth inspection data,
the first inspection site comprises a first processor in communication with the common database server,
the first processor is configured to, based on the first inspection data, automatically determine whether the plurality of car body parts comply with the nominal characteristics of the plurality of car body parts,
the second inspection site comprises a second processor in communication with the common database server,
the second processor is configured to, based on the first and second inspection data, automatically determine whether the car body complies with the nominal characteristics of the car body,
the third inspection site comprises a third processor in communication with the common database server,
the third processor is configured to, based on the first, second, and third inspection data, automatically determine whether the painted car body complies with the nominal characteristics of the painted car body,
the fourth inspection site comprises a fourth processor in communication with the common database server,
the fourth processor is configured to, based on the first, second, third, and fourth inspection data, automatically determine whether the car-on-wheels complies with the nominal characteristics of the car-on-wheels,
each of the first, second, third, and fourth processor is configured to, in response to a determination that at least one of the plurality of car body parts, the car body, the painted car body, or the car-on-wheels does not comply with the nominal characteristics of the at least one of the plurality of car body parts, the car body, the painted car body, or the car-on-wheels, respectively, automatically produce a respective rework request signal, and the automobile manufacturing plant is configured to, in response to the respective rework request signal, maintain or remit the at least one of the plurality of car body parts, the car body, the painted car body, or the car-on-wheels at or to a manufacturing site of the series of manufacturing sites in order to rework the at least one of the car body parts, the car body, the painted car body, or the car-on-wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,875,557

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING OBSTACLES IN A HAZARDOUS AREA IN FRONT OF A RAIL VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A method for detecting obstacles in a hazardous area in front of a rail vehicle, the method comprising the following steps:using an obstacle detection arrangement to detect the obstacles in the hazardous area in front of the rail vehicle;
determining a target value for a variable characterizing a performance of the obstacle detection arrangement;
providing a value corresponding to a currently required technical visibility distance for obstacle detection as the target value;
determining an actual value of the variable characterizing the performance of the obstacle detection arrangement; and
providing a value corresponding to a currently existing technical visibility distance of the obstacle detection arrangement as the actual value.

US Pat. No. 10,875,555

ENERGY SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A SWITCH MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ENERGY TO AND CONTROLLING A SWITCH MACHINE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. An energy supply device configured to supply energy to, and to control, a switch machine, the energy supply device comprising:an inverter configured to receive a DC voltage and to convert the received DC voltage to an AC voltage to supply energy to, and to control the switch machine, the switch machine controlled by adjusting a phase angle of said AC voltage to control a direction of rotation of the switch machine.

US Pat. No. 10,875,547

DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING AND GUIDING AN AERIAL CARRYING-HAULING CABLE BY MEANS OF DAMPENED SHEAVES

POMA, Voreppe (FR)

1. Device for supporting and guiding an aerial carrying-hauling cable of a cable lift installation, said device comprising:a support structure,
a plurality of rotary sheaves designed to guide and to press on the cable when the cable is running,
and damping connections connected with the sheaves to adjust to the deflection and load of the cable, each rotary sheave being associated with a damping connection articulated around a pivot to form an individual module fixed individually to the support structure, and the different individual modules being staggered along the support structure in the form of a beam, the damping connection of each module comprising a pair of leaf springs located symmetrically on each side of the sheave,
wherein the support structure comprises a profile of reverse U-shaped transverse cross-section having two vertical wings parallel to one another so as to delimit a compartment for housing the different individual modules, and
wherein the sheave of each module is mounted rotating, freely around a first axis on one of the ends of the corresponding damping connection, the other end of said connection being articulated on the pivot, which is fixed transversely to the two wines of the profile.

US Pat. No. 10,875,405

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DRIVE APPARATUS FOR TRACTION OF A VEHICLE

Siemens Mobility GmbH, M...

1. A device for controlling a vehicle drive for traction of a vehicle, the device comprising:a drive control apparatus;
a monitoring apparatus connected to said drive control apparatus and configured to provide said drive control apparatus with a traction release control signal value, the traction release control signal value releasing said drive control apparatus for actuation of the vehicle drive if, in addition to a traction release request signal value due to an emergency braking request and a traction lock request signal value due to a traction lock request, an additional traction release request signal value due to a traction release condition acts on said monitoring apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,875,360

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, comprising:a tread;
a pair of sidewalls extending from axial edges of the tread in a radially inward direction, respectively;
a pair of beads positioned on a radially inner side of the sidewalls and having a pair of bead cores, respectively;
a carcass extending from the tread through the sidewalls to the bead cores of the beads;
a belt layer positioned on a radially outer side of the carcass and on an inner side of the tread;
an inner-liner layer comprising air-impermeable rubber and positioned on a radially inner side of the carcass; and
a sealant layer adhered to a radially inner-side surface of the inner-liner layer in a tread section and having a tire width which is greater than a tire width of the belt layer in an axial direction,
wherein the inner-side surface of the inner-liner layer to which the sealant layer is adhered has a profile that satisfies L1 wherein the base height point is a point on an axial-direction line that passes through an intersection where a radial-direction line, starting passing through in between the axial edges of the tread heading towards the sealant layer, intersects the inner-side surface of the inner-liner layer,
wherein the radial-direction line passes through the axial outer edge of the belt layer, through in between the axial edges of the tread, and through the sealant layer.

US Pat. No. 10,875,153

ADVANCED POLISHING PAD MATERIALS AND FORMULATIONS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of forming a polishing article, comprising:forming a polishing element of the polishing article, wherein the polishing element comprises a mixture of a first material and a second material, and wherein forming the polishing element comprises sequential repetitions of:
positioning, according to a predetermined first deposition pattern, a plurality of droplets of a first material precursor across a surface;
positioning, according to a predetermined second deposition pattern, a plurality of droplets of a second material precursor across the surface,
wherein a composition of the second material precursor is different from a composition of the first material precursor,
wherein the first and second material precursors each comprise one or more resin components and a curing agent, and
wherein at least some droplets of the first material precursor and at least some droplets of the second material precursor are positioned relative to one another to allow partial mixing therebetween; and
partially curing the positioned droplets of the first and the second material precursors, by exposure thereof to electromagnetic radiation, to form a partially cured acrylate polymer layer, wherein partially curing each of the positioned droplets of the first material precursor results in the droplet having a contact angle relative to a surface of a previously formed acrylate polymer layer of greater than or equal to 50 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,874,812

SMART ETT VENTILATION ATTACHMENT AND METHOD OF USE

ART Healthcare Ltd., Nat...

1. An add-on device for a ventilation tube, the add-on device comprising:a lengthy body having a longitudinal slit sized and shaped to fit over the ventilation tube while the ventilation tube is located within a trachea of a ventilated patient;
a plurality of discrete longitudinal cavities passing within a core of thickness of a cross section of the lengthy body;
a plurality of inlets at a distal end of the lengthy body, each inlet continuous with a respective discrete longitudinal cavity, wherein the plurality of inlets are positioned proximal to and in a vicinity of a balloon of the ventilation tube when in use, and wherein the plurality of inlets are disposed within a depression in a rim of the lengthy body;
at least one sensor data wire passing within the core of thickness of the cross section of the length body and spaced apart from the plurality of discrete longitudinal cavities;
at least one impedance sensor for detection of liquid, disposed at the distal end of the lengthy body proximal to and in the vicinity of the balloon of the ventilation tube when in use, and connected to the at least one sensor data wire;
a selection valve that selects one of the plurality of discrete longitudinal cavities having the plurality of inlets at the distal end of the lengthy body proximal to and in the vicinity of the balloon; and
a controller that switches the selection valve to select one of the plurality of discrete longitudinal cavities having the plurality of inlets at the distal end of the lengthy body proximal to and in the vicinity of the balloon, and automatically activates suction in the selected one of the plurality of discrete longitudinal cavities having inlets at the distal end of the lengthy body according to the at least one impedance sensor disposed the distal end of the lengthy body,
wherein prior to use the add-on device is disconnected from the ventilation tube, and when in use the add-on device is connected to the ventilation tube.

US Pat. No. 10,874,537

INTRAGASTRIC VOLUME-OCCUPYING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME

Obalon Therapeutics, Inc....

1. A drug delivery device comprising:a balloon comprising a composite wall structure configured to maintain a CO2 leak rate of less than or equal to 40 cc/m2/day at 37° C., wherein the composite wall structure comprises:
a supporting film structure comprising a polyethylene outer layer and having a Young's Modulus of 500 Mpa or greater and configured to be proximal to a gastric environment or a central lumen of the balloon,
a first CO2 barrier layer comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol and configured such that its CO2 barrier properties are not substantially affected by exposure to humidity levels within the gastric environment or within the central lumen of the balloon, and
a second CO2 barrier layer comprising nylon and configured such that its CO2 barrier properties are not substantially affected by mechanical forces during processing, compacting, or application of external gastric pressures; and
a drug delivery subcomponent.

US Pat. No. 10,874,503

MEDICAL IMPLANT DELIVERY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

ROTATION MEDICAL, INC., ...

1. An implant delivery system, the implant delivery system comprising:a delivery shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending therein;
a detachable frame including a body portion and a plurality of attachment arms extending away from the body portion, the plurality of attachment arms being releasably attached to a sheet-like implant;
a connection member attached to the detachable frame, the connection member being detachably coupleable to the distal portion of the delivery shaft; and
a tether coupled to the connection member, the tether extending from the connection member through the lumen of the delivery shaft;
wherein the connection member is configured to detach from the delivery shaft in vivo.

US Pat. No. 10,874,328

DETECTION OF SLEEP CONDITION

ResMed Pty Ltd

1. A method for controlling a processor to determine a sleep quality indicator from a measured flow of breathable gas, the method of the processor comprising:determining a plurality of respiratory characteristics from a measure of respiratory flow determined from a flow sensor configured to measure flow of breathable gas;
determining a sleep state measure based on the plurality of respiratory characteristics, wherein said sleep state measure comprises a sleep state selected from potential sleep states comprising a non-REM sleep state and a REM sleep state;
determining a sleep stability measure from the plurality of respiratory characteristics;
determining a sleep quality index from the sleep state measure and the stability measure;
determining an adjusted sleep quality index by applying thresholding functions to each of the sleep state measure and the stability measure to produce weights that adjust the previously determined sleep quality index; and
indicating the adjusted sleep quality index.

US Pat. No. 10,874,241

SELF-DEPLOYING TREE SYSTEM

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

1. An artificial tree comprising:a base configured to receive a trunk and maintain the trunk in a generally vertical position, the trunk having an interior and an exterior, the trunk including:
an outer tubing having a first end and a second end, the second end configured to be inserted into the base; and
an extension tubing having a first end and a second end, and at least the second end is disposed within the outer tubing;
a plurality of limb supports slidably disposed along the exterior of the trunk such that each of the plurality of limb supports can slide relative the exterior of the trunk between respective first and second positions, each first position being different from each corresponding second position and each limb support of the plurality of limb supports supporting a plurality of limbs;
a top anchor securely affixed proximate the first end of the extension tubing;
a drive mechanism operable to move the extension tubing with respect to the outer tubing such that the main tree section can move between a collapsed configuration and a fully deployed configuration;
at least one cone slidably disposed along the exterior of the trunk such that, when the main tree section is in the fully deployed configuration, the at least one cone is vertically set apart from any limb support of the plurality of limb supports; and
a flexible tether system attached to the top anchor, the at least one cone attached to the flexible tether system.
US Pat. No. 10,876,107

SINGLE CELL BAR-CODING FOR ANTIBODY DISCOVERY

AbVitro LLC, Seattle, WA...

1. A method comprising:(a) producing, in at least one vessel of a plurality of first vessels, the at least one vessel of the plurality of first vessels comprising (i) a single cell from a plurality of cells and (ii) a protein, from a plurality of proteins, connected to a polynucleotide encoding the protein:
a copy of a first cell polynucleotide from the single cell, and
a copy of the polynucleotide encoding the protein;
(b) adding a polynucleotide barcode to:
(i) the copy of the first cell polynucleotide, to produce a barcoded copy of the first cell polynucleotide, and
(ii) the copy of the polynucleotide encoding the protein, to produce a barcoded copy of the polynucleotide encoding the protein;
(c) sequencing:
(i) the barcoded copy of the first cell polynucleotide or an amplicon thereof, and
(ii) the barcoded copy of the polynucleotide encoding the protein or an amplicon thereof; and
(d) determining whether polypeptides encoded by sequences from(c)(i) and(c)(ii) comprising a same barcode interact.
US Pat. No. 10,874,069

MAIZE HYBRID X95N792

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X95N792, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH48RS with a second plant of variety PH2T7V, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH48RS and PH2T7V have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-126645 and PTA-124555, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,881,032

COOLING UNIT FAN SPEED CONTROL

EQUINIX, INC., Redwood C...

17. A system comprising:at least one air cooling unit that is coupled to an electrical bus of a data center and that comprises a unit controller, an air cooling component and an air moving component that is configured to supply air to the air cooling component at a volumetric flow rate that is defined by a fan speed set-point of the air moving component, wherein the unit controller is configured to adjust the fan speed set-point of the air moving component; and
a system controller external to the unit controller that is configured to manage operational status of the at least one air cooling unit,
wherein the unit controller is configured to adjust the fan speed set-point of the air moving component from a programmed fan speed set-point to limit power draw from the electrical bus by the at least one air cooling unit to within a bounded range of values that is defined by a power draw set-point determined by the system controller, wherein the programmed fan speed set-point is received by the unit controller from the system controller.

US Pat. No. 10,881,029

POWER RELAY ASSEMBLY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.

1. A power relay assembly comprising:a support plate having at least one electrical element mounted on one surface thereof and including a plastic material having a heat dissipation property and an insulation property; and
at least one bus bar electrically connected to the electrical element and including a contact part directly in surface contact with one surface of the support plate, wherein the contact part of the bus bar is fixed to the one surface of the support plate, wherein the support plate further includes a plate-like metal member disposed to be spaced an interval apart from the contact part.

US Pat. No. 10,880,855

NULL DATA PACKET (NDP) RANGING MEASUREMENT FEEDBACK

Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, at a first communication device, which one or more types of feedback information, from among a plurality of types of feedback information associated with a range measurement exchange session, a second communication device is to provide to the first communication device in a feedback packet transmitted as part of a particular ranging measurement exchange in the range measurement exchange session;
transmitting, by the first communication device to the second communication device, one or more indications of the determined one or more types of feedback information that the second communication device is to provide to the first communication device in the feedback packet; and
performing, at the first communication device, the particular range measurement exchange in the range measurement exchange session, including i) transmitting, in the particular range measurement exchange, a null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame to the second communication device, ii) transmitting, in the particular range measurement exchange, a first null data packet (NDP) to the second communication device a short interframe space (SIFS) time period after the transmission of the NDPA frame, iii) determining a delay time period for delaying transmission of a trigger frame to ensure that the second communication device will have a sufficient amount of time to prepare the feedback information using the first NDP, iv) transmitting, during in the particular range measurement exchange, the trigger frame from the first communication device to the second communication device the delay time period after the transmission of the first NDP to cause the second communication device to transmit the feedback packet a SIFS time period after receiving the trigger frame, v) receiving the feedback packet having the determined one or more types of feedback information, the feedback information having been prepared using the first NDP, from the second communication device in response to the trigger frame, and vi) determining a time of flight between the first communication device and the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,880,420

TERMINAL DEVICE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a body comprising a side enclosure provided with a hole for camera ejection and retraction;
a camera module arranged in the body and configured to be ejected out of the body or retracted into the body through the hole for camera ejection and retraction; and
an elevating and rotating assembly connected to the camera module, and configured to push the camera module to be ejected out of the body or retracted into the body through the hole for camera ejection and retraction, and to drive the camera module located outside the body to rotate along with the ejection or the retraction,
wherein the elevating and rotating assembly comprises:
a driving element;
a rotation transmitting element connected to the driving element and configured to drive the camera module to rotate; and
an elevation transmitting element connected to the driving element and configured to drive the camera module to move up and down,
wherein the rotation transmitting element comprises:
a first rotating element connected to the driving element and configured to rotate along with the driving element; and
a second rotating element configured to be engaged with the first rotating element,
wherein the second rotating element is disposed to the camera module and configured to be ejected along with the camera module to be engaged with the first rotating element, so as to drive the camera module to rotate,
wherein the first rotating element comprises a support section and an engagement section disposed in sequence along an ejection direction of the camera module;
an end of the support section away from the hole for camera ejection and retraction is connected to the driving element in a transmission way; and
the engagement section is disposed to another end of the support section, and located at a side of the second rotating element close to the hole for camera election and retraction before the camera module is started,
wherein when the camera module is not started, a distance between the second rotating element and the engagement section in the ejection direction of the camera module is greater than a distance by which the whole camera module is ejected out of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,880,415

DETECTING DEVICE, GATEWAY DEVICE, AND DETECTING METHOD

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A detecting device that detects an unauthorized message in a vehicle-mounted network including a plurality of vehicle-mounted devices, comprising:a monitoring unit that monitors a transmission message in the vehicle-mounted network;
an acquisition unit that acquires a distribution of transmission intervals between the transmission messages; and
a detecting unit that detects the unauthorized message on the basis of a monitoring result of the monitoring unit and the distribution acquired by the acquisition unit,
wherein the monitoring unit measures a plurality of the transmission intervals of a plurality of the transmission messages according to a predetermined measurement standard,
the detecting unit calculates a plurality of scores on the basis of positions of the plurality of the transmission intervals in the distribution, and detects the unauthorized message among the plurality of the transmission messages, on the basis of a comparison result of the plurality of scores of the plurality of the transmission intervals, and
the monitoring unit uses, as a new predetermined measurement standard, a reception timing of a transmission message other than a transmission message detected as the unauthorized message among the plurality of the transmission messages.

US Pat. No. 10,880,332

ENTERPRISE SECURITY MANAGEMENT TOOL

Unisys Corporation, Blue...

1. A method of configuring security management settings within an enterprise network, the method comprising:receiving network concordance data at an enterprise security management configuration tool from a plurality of nodes within an enterprise network, the network concordance data including network traffic data regarding identities and interactions of the plurality of nodes;
based on the network concordance data, classifying, by the enterprise security management configuration tool, each of the plurality of nodes, wherein classifying each of the plurality of nodes includes grouping at least some of the plurality of nodes into profiles based on an affinitization among the plurality of nodes determined from the network concordance data, each of the profiles including a group of nodes and describing common security settings for operation and interactivity within the enterprise network for the group of nodes;
defining one or more solutions within the enterprise security management configuration tool, the one or more solutions including a plurality of profiles;
receiving a deployment selection identifying at least one of the one or more solutions; and
in response to the deployment selection, generating a security settings file describing security settings for operation and interactivity of each of the one or more nodes included in the identified one or more solutions,
wherein the security settings file is configured for import by an enterprise management server to populate an enterprise management database, the security settings file conforming to an application programming interface exposed by the enterprise management server.