US Pat. No. 10,194,491

INDUCTION HEAT GENERATION ROLLER DEVICE

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. An induction heat generation roller device, comprising:a roller main body adapted to be rotatably supported;
an induction heat generator provided within the roller main body and having an induction coil for heating the roller main body inductively;
a cooling mechanism configured to introduce a coolant mist at a coolant mist introduction timing into a clearance portion between the roller main body and the induction heat generator for cooling the roller main body;
an AC voltage application part configured to apply an AC voltage to the induction coil, and vaporizes the coolant mist that has condensed; and
a DC voltage application part configured to apply a DC voltage to the induction coil at a DC voltage introduction timing that is in a timed relationship with the coolant mist introduction timing.

US Pat. No. 10,194,563

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a power semiconductor module comprising a power semiconductor element configured to convert a direct current into an alternating current; and
a flow channel formation body on which the power semiconductor module is disposed,
wherein the power semiconductor module comprises a high thermal conductor which is disposed at a position between the semiconductor element and the flow channel formation body, and a sealing material that seals the power semiconductor element and the high thermal conductor,
the high thermal conductor comprises a fin protruding toward the flow channel formation body at a side of the flow channel formation body, and
a portion of the sealing material that surrounds and does not cover the high thermal conductor and a leading edge of the fin are on a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,194,558

GAME CONTROLLER AND SECURE ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

QUIXANT PLC, Cambridgesh...

1. A system comprising:an enclosure including two compartments wherein a first compartment is accessed via a door including a locking mechanism and wherein a second compartment is secured via a cover;
a game control unit, disposed within the first compartment of the enclosure, including a frame, two heat dissipation units coupled to the frame, a plurality of electrical circuit boards forming a game controller, coupled to an outside of the heat dissipation units adjacent to walls of the enclosure,
wherein the game controller includes a CPU, GPU, RAM, BIOS and a mass storage device storing game software and wherein the game controller executes the game software to control a wager-based game played on an electronic gaming machine;
a first fan disposed within the second compartment; and
a first plurality of apertures, between the first compartment and the second compartment, which allow air driven by the first fan, to move between the first compartment and the second compartment to cause heat from the heat dissipation units to be removed from the first compartment;
wherein the heat dissipation units in the first compartment are disposed adjacent to a first side of the first plurality of apertures such, such that when the door to the first compartment is locked via the locking mechanism and the cover and the first fan is removed from the second compartment for servicing the first fan, the game controller is not exposed to tampering allowing the first fan to be serviced by a service technician without a presence of security personnel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,525

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A multilayer wiring board comprising:an odd number of wiring layers comprising:
a first wiring layer consisting essentially of a metal foil;
a first insulating layer disposed on the first wiring layer;
a central wiring layer disposed on the first insulating layer opposite the first wiring layer, the central wiring layer comprising:
a first side;
a second side opposite the first side;
a metal foil layer; and
a plating layer comprising a first interlayer connection, the first interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the first insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the central wiring layer and the first wiring layer,
wherein the metal foil layer of the central wiring layer is thinner than the first wiring layer;
a second insulating layer disposed on the central wiring layer opposite the first insulating layer;
a second wiring layer disposed on-the second insulating layer opposite the central wiring layer, the second wiring layer comprising:
a metal foil layer; and
a plating layer comprising a second interlayer connection, the second interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the second insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the central wiring layer and the second wiring layer,
wherein the first interlayer connection is disposed so as to connect to the first side of the central wiring layer and the second interlayer connection is disposed so as to connect to the second side of the central wiring layer, and direction of the tapers of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of the first and second interlayer connections are identical,
a third insulating layer disposed on the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers opposite the first insulating layer of the odd number of wiring layers; and
a third wiring layer disposed on the third insulating layer opposite the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers,
a third interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the third insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the first wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers and the third wiring layer, wherein the third interlayer connection penetrates the third wiring layer,
wherein the direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of each of the first and second interlayer connections and a direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape of the third interlayer connection are opposite each other,
a fourth insulating layer disposed on the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers opposite the second insulating layer; and
a fourth wiring layer disposed on the fourth insulating layer opposite the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers, and
a fourth interlayer connection having a cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape comprising a taper penetrating the fourth insulating layer to establish interlayer connection between the second wiring layer of the odd number of wiring layers and the fourth wiring layer,
wherein the direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shapes of each of the first and second interlayer connects and a direction of the taper of the cross-sectionally trapezoidal shape of the fourth interlayer connection are identical, and
wherein each outermost layer of the multilayer wiring board is a wiring layer including a circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,194,516

HIGH ACCESS CONSUMABLES FOR A PLASMA ARC CUTTING SYSTEM

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma torch extender for a plasma arc cutting system, the plasma torch extender comprising:an elongated body including a semi-rigid, positionable flexible section having an axis extending between a first end and a second end, the flexible section having a length of at least six inches and sufficient stiffness and ductility to enable manipulation at any point along its axis to form a three-dimensional bent axis, the flexible section adapted to be poseable across a plurality of orientations including at least a first movement spanning at least 90 degrees, between the first end and the second end, such that when manipulated the three-dimensional bent axis remains fixed;
a first connector at the first end of the elongated body directly connectible to a consumable set; and
a second connector at the second end of the elongated body directly connectible to a torch mount.

US Pat. No. 10,190,242

METHOD OF PREPARING OF NATURAL GRAPHENE CELLULOSE BLENDED SPUNBOND NONWOVEN FABRIC

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A method of preparing natural graphene cellulose blended spunbond nonwoven fabric, which comprises the following steps:(a) combining a graphite powder with a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a first compound selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), perchloric acid (HClO4), hydrogen iodide (HI), hydrofluoric acid (HF), and nitric acid (HNO3), then stirring for 30 minutes in an ice bath environment;
(b) adding a solution comprising 1 to 20 wt. % potassium permanganate (KMnO4) to the product of step (a), stirring for 1 to 2 hours, and adding distilled water, wherein the potassium permanganate solution is continuously added until reaction of the potassium permanganate and the product of step (a) and the distilled water is complete;
(c) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the product of step (b), wherein the hydrogen peroxide solution is added until reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the product step (b) is complete and the mixture becomes green, then filtering the green solution into a cake;
(d) rinsing the cake of step (c) with a solution comprising 5 wt. % hydrochloric acid (HCl) to remove sulfate ions, then washing the cake with distilled water;
(e) drying the cake of step (d) in an oven at 40° C. for 2 hrs to obtain a dried solid graphite oxide;
(f) adding distilled water to the dried solid graphite oxide of step (e), wherein the distilled water is added up to 200 mls per 0.06 to 1.0 g of the dried solid graphite oxide, then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 minutes to obtain a graphite oxide solution having a graphite oxide concentration of 0.03 wt. % to 0.5 wt. %;
(g) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a second compound selected from the group consisting of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), potassium borohydride (KBH4), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium citrate (C6H5Na3O7) to the graphite oxide solution of step (f), then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes, wherein in the resulting solution, the ratio of graphene oxide to the second compound is 1:1 to 1:5 by weight;
(h) filtrating the product of step (g), washing the filtrate with water 3 to 5 times to remove the second compound, then back-filtrating to obtain a graphene solution;
(i) adding the graphene solution of step (h) to a slurry solution formed by mixing a pulp with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and a stabilizer in an expansion dissolving tank, then mixing at 60 to 80° C., wherein the graphene solution of step (h) is added in a ratio of 0.11 to 5.0 wt. %, the pulp is selected from the group consisting of wood pulp, cotton pulp, bamboo pulp and a mixture of cotton and bamboo pulp, the pulp comprises ?-cellulose in an amount of 65% or more with a polymerization degree of 500 to 1500; and the NMMO has a concentration of 50% to 78%;
(j) removing water from the product of step (i) using a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) and heating at 80 to 130° C., wherein the water is removed to 5% to 13% within 5 minutes and the cellulose is dissolved to form a spinning dope, and the amount ratio of each component among the components comprised in the dope is: water (H2O) 5% to 15%, N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) 70% to 90%, and cellulose 5% to 15%;
(k) Squeezing the spinning dope of step (j) from a spinning orifice by using a spunbond process to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand, which comprises pressuring the spinning dope by a metering pump, filtering and degassing by a continuous filter (CPF), transporting the spinning dope into a spinning tank, and stretching the spinning dope outward by air gap cooling through the spinning orifice, to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand; and
(l) feeding the natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand of step (k) into a coagulation liquid, solidifying and regenerating the filament strand, stretching the filament strand under high pressure and high speed by an air stream drafting device, stacking the filament strand on a collection web to form a fibrous network structure, and washing, water needle punching, drying, oiling and coiling the fibrous network structure to form a natural graphene cellulose blended spunbond nonwoven fabric, wherein the concentration of the coagulation liquid is between 2.0% to 10.0%, and after washing, the amount of residual NMMO solvent is less than 0.1%.

US Pat. No. 10,189,654

TEST DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING, VERIFYING, AND/OR MANAGING ACCURACY

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A method comprising:picking a component with a pick and place nozzle of a pick and place machine, the component including a first magnetic element; and
placing the component on a surface of a test device with the pick and place nozzle, the test device including a second magnetic element, wherein a vacuum holding force of the pick and place nozzle when holding the component exceeds a force of magnetic attraction between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element after the component is placed on the surface, wherein the surface is made of glass, and wherein the second magnetic element is a ferromagnetic layer that is located under the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,564

BACK TO BACK ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A back to back electronic display assembly comprising:a first display assembly positioned back to back with a second display assembly;
an enclosed chamber positioned entirely between the first and second display assemblies, wherein said enclosed chamber is substantially sealed to prevent circulating air located within the enclosed chamber from exiting the enclosed chamber;
a first gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the first display assembly;
a second gap defined between the enclosed chamber and the second display assembly; and
a fan positioned to force external air through the first and second gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,194,541

FASTENING ASSEMBLY, HOLDING MECHANISM, BRACKET AND REMOTE CONTROLLER USING THE HOLDING MECHANISM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A remote controller comprising:a remote controller body;
a control stick provided on the remote controller body; and
a bracket mounted on the remote controller body, the bracket comprising:
a connecting frame; and
a holding mechanism comprising:
a first clamping member rotatably connected to the connecting frame and comprising a first clamping part;
a second clamping member comprising a second clamping part and a limiting part, the second clamping member being slidably mounted on the first clamping member and configured to adjust a spacing between the second clamping part and the first clamping part;
a limiter rotatably provided on the first clamping member, and the limiter being fitted with the limiting part and configured to limit a relative sliding position of the first and second clamping members, wherein the limiter is configured to be separated from the limiting part in response to the limiter being pressed or to be snapped with the limiting part in response to the limiter being released.

US Pat. No. 10,193,037

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. Method for producing an optoelectronic device, comprising:providing a carrier, with at least one mounting surface,
producing at least two through-vias in the carrier with electrically conductive contacts extending in the through-vias,
providing at least one light-emitting semiconductor chip, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises a growth substrate and a layer sequence grown epitaxially thereon,
mounting the at least one semiconductor chip to the at least one mounting surface of the carrier, wherein the semiconductor chip, on mounting to the mounting surface, is connected electrically conductively with the contacts in the same method step,
singulating the carrier along singulation lines (V), wherein a singulation line (V) runs through at least one of the through-vias, such that after singulation the contacts form contact faces on at least one side face of the carrier, wherein the side face is perpendicular to the mounting surface of the carrier, and
mounting the carrier with the contact faces on a connection board, wherein the mounting surface is perpendicular to the connection board.
US Pat. No. 10,188,600

STABLE LIQUID ANTIBODY FORMULATION

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A liquid composition comprising;about 2.5 mg/ml to about 20 mg/ml of an anti-NGF antibody,
about 80 mg/ml to 85 mg/ml trehalose dihydrate,
about 9.0 mM to 10.0 mM histidine buffer,
about 0.05 mg/ml to 0.1 mg/ml disodium EDTA, and
about 0.01 mg/ml to 0.15 mg/ml polysorbate 20 (PS20),
wherein the pH of said composition is from 5.8 to 6.8, wherein the antibody comprises a heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, and a light chain variable region amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 2.

US Pat. No. 10,194,570

MOUNTER AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING SUCTION POSTURE OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENT USING MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A mounter comprising:a head unit that includes a suction nozzle capable of picking up an electronic component and is configured to transfer the electronic component to a specified position on a circuit board;
an imaging device configured to image a pickup orientation of the electronic component picked up by the suction nozzle; and
circuitry configured to:
extract component data of the electronic component to be transferred by the head unit,
move the head unit to a component feeder that supplies the electronic component,
image a lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device and calculate a lower limit of the suction nozzle,
pick up the electronic component by lowering the suction nozzle,
image a side surface of the electronic component and the lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device,
compare a size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component to a predetermined threshold value,
process the image of the side surface of electronic component using a first image processing method to determine a thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is greater than the predetermined threshold,
process the image of the side surface of the electronic component using a second image processing method to determine the thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is less than the predetermined threshold,
compare the determined thickness of the electronic component with an allowance value, and
transfer the electronic component to the specified position on the circuit board when the determined thickness of the electronic component is less than the allowance value, wherein
the first image processing method includes a first image processing range and a first image processing accuracy, and the second image processing method includes a second image processing range and a second image processing accuracy, the second image processing range being greater than the first image processing range, and the first image processing accuracy being greater than the second image processing accuracy, and
an imaging range of the imaging device is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,559

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

EXASCALER INC., Tokyo (J...

1. An electronic apparatus which is directly cooled through immersion in a cooling liquid filled in a cooling system, in which:the electronic apparatus is stored in each of a plurality of arrayed storage sections of the cooling system;
the cooling system includes a cooling tank having an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls, the plurality of storage sections defined by dividing the open space with a plurality of inner partitioning walls arranged in the cooling tank, and an inflow opening and an outflow opening for the cooling liquid that are formed at each of the plurality of arrayed storage sections;
the inflow opening is formed in a bottom portion or a side surface of the storage sections, and the outflow opening is formed in a vicinity of the liquid level of the cooling liquid which circulates through a respective one of the storage sections;
the electronic apparatus comprising:
a first board having a first surface on which at least one processor is mounted, and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a second board having a third surface that faces the second surface of the first board;
a flow channel formed as a gap between the second surface of the first board and the third surface of the second board; and
a plurality of spacers and a plurality of screws for retaining the gap, wherein each of the screws penetrates through the first board, the second board, and the spacers for fixation,
wherein:
the first board or the second board includes at least one connector,
the connector is electrically coupled with a power source line or a signal line provided for a pair of board retainers which retain any one or both of the first board and the second board in the respective one of the storage sections.

US Pat. No. 10,194,551

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL-SHOCK RESISTANT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A shock resistant fuselage system, comprising:first and second fuselage side walls, each of the first and second fuselage side walls having a plurality of guide posts and at least one fixed post;
a printed circuit board (PCB) rigidly attached to at least one of the first and second fuselage side walls, the PCB having a plurality of guide slots and at least one mounting hole, wherein each of the plurality of guide posts is slideably seated in a respective one of the plurality of guide slots, and wherein each fixed post of the least one fixed post is fixedly seated in a respective one of the at least one mounting hole; and
a plurality of electrical components mounted to the PCB such that a larger proportion of larger electrical components of the plurality of electrical components are mounted at a PCB front end than a PCB rear end;
wherein elastic deformation of the PCB is guided by the guide slots between the first and second fuselage side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,194,517

PLASMA ARC CUTTING SYSTEM, CONSUMABLES AND OPERATIONAL METHODS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. An electrode for a liquid cooled plasma arc torch, the electrode comprising:a body having a longitudinal axis defining a first end, a second end, and a middle portion between the first and second ends;
a first sealing element disposed on an exterior of the body near the first end of the body, the first sealing element configured to provide a liquid seal;
a second sealing element disposed on the exterior of the body, the second sealing element located in the middle portion between the first sealing element and the second end of the body along the longitudinal axis, the second sealing element configured to provide a first gas seal to a swirl gas chamber and defining a portion of the swirl gas chamber; and
a third sealing element disposed on the exterior of the body, the third sealing element located between the second sealing element and the second end of the body along the longitudinal axis, the third sealing element configured to provide a second gas seal to the swirl gas chamber and defining a portion of the swirl gas chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,194,495

METHOD FOR ADDRESSING MISALIGNMENT OF LEDS ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:mounting one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) on a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board having a first alignment feature;
optically sensing a position of the one or more LEDs mounted on the printed circuit board;
modifying the first alignment feature on the printed circuit hoard, based on the optical sensing of the position of the one or more LEDs, to form a modified alignment feature on the printed circuit board that modifies the space made available by the first alignment feature; and
aligning secondary optics with the one or more LEDs by mounting the printed circuit board on a support surface using the modified alignment feature such that a misalignment of the LEDs on the printed circuit board is offset by the modified alignment feature.

US Pat. No. 10,194,492

INDUCTION COIL ASSEMBLY FOR AN INDUCTION COOKING HOB

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. An induction coil assembly for an induction cooking hob, whereinthe induction coil assembly comprises at least one coil winding, at least one lower electrically isolating sheet and at least one thermally insulating sheet,
the at least one coil winding is dedicated to one lower electrically isolating sheet and one thermally insulating sheet,
the at least one coil winding is arranged above the dedicated lower electrically isolating sheet,
the thermally insulating sheet is arranged above the at least one coil winding,
the induction coil assembly comprises a carrier plate,
the carrier plate is provided for supporting the lower electrically isolating sheet, the at least one coil winding and the thermally insulating sheet,
the carrier plate is made of a metal sheet or of a plastic sheet,
the induction coil assembly comprises at least two power cables connected to the at least one coil winding and connectable or connected to a power supply unit of the induction cooking hob,
the induction coil assembly is installable or installed within the induction cooking hob and between a coil carrier and a glass ceramic panel of said induction cooking hob, and
the power cables are at least partially arranged at a bottom side of the carrier plate and act as spring elements, so that the induction coil assembly is pressed or pressable against the glass ceramic panel of the induction cooking hob.

US Pat. No. 10,194,097

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE STORAGE OF OVERLAPPING REGIONS OF IMAGING DATA FOR THE GENERATION OF OPTIMIZED STITCHED IMAGES

GOPRO, INC., San Mateo, ...

1. An apparatus configured to stitch source images according to a first stitching quality, the apparatus comprising:two or more cameras characterized by two or more corresponding fields of view (FOVs), the two or more corresponding FOVs being characterized by at least one overlapping region;
a processor apparatus; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium in data communication with the processor apparatus and comprising one or more instructions which when executed by the processor apparatus, cause the apparatus configured to stitch source images to:
obtain two or more images from the two or more cameras;
identify the at least one overlapping region of the obtained two or more images;
post-process the obtained two or more images to create a post-processed image in accordance with the first stitching quality having a first confidence metric; and
store the post-processed image and one or more information associated with the identified at least one overlapping region, where the one or more information associated with the identified at least one overlapping region enables a re-stitch of the obtained two or more images in accordance with a second confidence metric, the second confidence metric being different than the first confidence metric.

US Pat. No. 10,190,208

METHODS FOR PACKAGING A PRECURSOR MATERIAL

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for packaging a precursor material for use in a material deposition process, comprising:analyzing at least one characteristic of a sample of a batch of the precursor material;
based on the at least one characteristic, determining a profile of the batch of the precursor material;
storing the profile on a tag;
packaging a portion of the batch of the precursor material with a boat configured for introduction into a material processing apparatus; and
associating the tag with the boat.

US Pat. No. 10,194,569

SHIELD CAP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A shield cap for protecting an electronic component, comprising:a cap member having a side wall portion and a ceiling portion;
a metal layer formed on the side wall portion of the cap member; and
a conductive film formed on the cap member such that the conductive film is configured to shield electromagnetic waves,
wherein the ceiling portion comprises a resin material and a reinforcing material, the cap member is formed such that the side wall portion and the ceiling portion are forming an accommodation space configured to accommodate an electronic component, the side wall portion has a third surface facing the ceiling portion and a fourth surface on an opposite side with respect to the third surface, and the metal layer is formed on the fourth surface of the side wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,567

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHIELD CANS FOR BLOCKING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

369 TECH CO., LTD., Ansa...

1. A method of manufacturing a shield can for blocking electromagnetic waves, the shield can comprising a lid and a frame assembled to each other, the method comprising:supplying a first metal band for manufacturing the lid by intermittently drawing the first metal band from a bobbin around which the first metal band is wound in a roll shape, and supplying a second metal band for manufacturing the frame by intermittently drawing the second metal band from a bobbin around which the second metal band is wound in a roll shape;
pressing each of the first and second metal bands thus supplied so that the lid and the frame are continuously formed on the first and second metal bands and remain on the first and second metal bands by connection bands;
cleaning and drying the first and second metal bands thus pressed;
intermittently supplying the first metal band thus cleaned in an upper side, and intermittently supplying the second metal band in a lower side of the first metal band, in parallel to each other;
attaching a first shielding tape to a lower surface of the lid on the first metal band;
assembling the lid and the frame by cutting the connection bands of the lid to which the first shielding tape is attached and the frame to which the shielding tape is not attached; and
attaching a second shielding tape to a lower surface of the frame assembled to the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,194,524

ANTI-PAD FOR SIGNAL AND POWER VIAS IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising: a plurality of layers in a printed circuit board comprising at least one power plane and at least one ground plane; a plurality of vias extending through said plurality of layers and connecting two or more of said layers, said plurality of vias comprising two pairs of differential signal vias and at least one pair of power vias interposed between said two pairs of differential signal vias, each of said pairs of differential signal vias aligned in a row with said pair of power vias; a plurality of ground vias surrounding said at least one pair of differential signal vias and said at least one pair of power vias; a bridging trace extending between said pair of power vias; wherein said ground plane comprises an anti-pad formed therein by an opening defined by removal of material, said two pairs of differential signal vias and said at least one pair of power vias extending through said anti-pad in said ground plane to reduce power via resonance; and at least one via extending through said ground plane and located outside of the anti-pad.

US Pat. No. 10,194,512

NETWORK LIGHT SWITCH WITH MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL INTERFACE PORT

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A network device comprising:a housing configured to be mounted into a wall, wherein the housing includes a room-facing side and a wall-facing side, and wherein the housing includes electrical connections for coupling with a line power;
a cover including a room-facing surface and a wall-facing surface, wherein the wall-facing surface of the cover is configured to be removably attached to the room-facing side of the housing;
an electronic display located on the room-facing surface of the cover; and
a processor electrically coupled with the electronic display, wherein the processor is configured to perform operations including:
outputting a representation of an electronic device on the electronic display, wherein the electronic device is associated with a state;
receiving input corresponding to a selection of the electronic device;
receiving input corresponding to a modification of the state of the electronic device; and
transmitting a signal corresponding to an instruction to modify the state of the electronic device, wherein receiving the instruction at the electronic device causes the electronic device to modify the state according to the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,494

MICROWAVE COOKING DEVICE

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., F...

1. A microwave cooking device, comprising:a shell defining an air inlet and an air outlet therein;
a filter screen disposed at the air outlet; and
a ventilation grid assembly comprising:
a body defining a through hole therein and disposed on an outer surface of the shell, the through hole being opposite to the filter screen;
a cover plate disposed on the body and moveable between an open position where the through hole is opened by the cover plate and a closed position where the through hole is closed by the cover plate, wherein the cover plate defines a positioning hole and a snapping groove therein;
a first support disposed at a bottom wall of the through hole;
a positioning column defining a first end disposed on the first support and a second end which is a free end and is fitted within the positioning hole, the cover plate being rotatable relative to the second end of the positioning column;
a second support and a third support disposed at the bottom wall of the through hole and spaced apart from each other; and
a positioning pin defining a first end disposed on the second support and a second end disposed on the third support, and snap-fitted within the snapping groove, the cover plate being rotatable relative to the positioning pin.

US Pat. No. 10,194,490

WIRED GLAZING AND A PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A glazing, comprising:a ply of interlayer material;
a first busbar laid over the ply of interlayer material;
an adhesive layer between the first busbar and the ply of interlayer material, the adhesive layer bonding together the first busbar and the ply of interlayer material;
at least one heating wire laid over the first busbar;
an auxiliary busbar at least partly laid over the heating wire and at least partly laid over the first busbar;
and an auxiliary adhesive layer arranged where an edge of the auxiliary busbar extends beyond an edge of the first busbar;
wherein a solder layer suitable for melting in an autoclave covers at least part of a surface of the first busbar or the auxiliary busbar and is arranged to contact the heating wire;
wherein the auxiliary adhesive layer bonds the auxiliary busbar to the ply of interlayer material; and
wherein the solder layer covers both a surface of the first busbar in contact with the heating wire and an opposite surface of the first busbar, or wherein the solder layer covers both a surface of the auxiliary busbar in contact with the heating wire and anopposite surface of the auxiliary busbar.

US Pat. No. 10,194,486

CONJOINED CLASS-BASED NETWORKING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for maintaining information regarding communication links between a plurality of nodes in a wireless network, the method implemented by a first node comprising:for each communication link that is established with one or more other nodes, recording an identification of the other nodes;
receiving a message, by the first node from another node via the communication link with the other node, the message including a network pathway by which the message was communicated in the wireless network;
communicating another message to a destination node in the wireless network that is intended for receipt by the destination node, the communicating of the message by the first node including:
determining whether one or more network pathways from the first node to the destination node are known by the first node;
determining a preferred network pathway from the known network pathways; and
communicating the message to the destination node via the preferred network pathway in the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,523

FILTER CHIP AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FILTER CHIP

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A filter chip,comprising an interconnection of at least one first and one second resonator operating with bulk acoustic waves,
wherein the first resonator operating with bulk acoustic waves comprises a first piezoelectric layer that is structured in such a way that the first resonator has a lower resonant frequency than the second resonator,
wherein the first piezoelectric layer forms a phononic bandgap structure.

US Pat. No. 10,192,805

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE AND ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING LAYERS IN SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES

Newport Fab, LLC, Newpor...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:a semiconductor wafer having at least one semiconductor device integrated in a first device layer;
a thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer on a front side of said semiconductor wafer, said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer between said first device layer and a second device layer;
at least one passive device situated on said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer and in said second device layer;
wherein said thermally conductive but electrically isolating layer is configured to dissipate heat from said at least one semiconductor device integrated in said first device layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,998

METHODS OF DATA REDUCTION FOR PARALLEL BREADTH-FIRST SEARCH OVER GRAPHS OF CONNECTED DATA ELEMENTS

The United States of Amer...

1. A computer-implemented method of constructing a logical pathway between an initial search frontier and a target data element in an undirected graph of data elements, in a system comprising 1) a plurality of parallel processors each having a local memory, 2) an inter-processor communication (IPC) network, and 3) a master controller having a local memory and logically coupled to the plurality of parallel processors via the IPC network, the method comprising:receiving, at the master controller in the local memory, a data structure defining a symmetric matrix having size n×n, wherein the value of each matrix element corresponds to one of 1) a presence of, and 2) an absence of, an undirected edge between a pair of data elements in the graph of data elements defined by a row and a column of the matrix element;
receiving, at the master controller in the local memory, a first vector of length n, wherein the value of each element in the vector corresponds to one of 1) a presence of, and 2) an absence of, a data element of the graph of data elements in the initial search frontier;
at the master controller in the local memory, initializing 1) a counter variable and 2) a tracking array, wherein the tracking array contains array elements that are configured to track dimensionality reduction parameters for the matrix;
repeatedly performing the operations of:
multiplying a subset of the matrix defined by the array element corresponding to the counter variable, by a subset of the first vector defined by the array element corresponding to the counter variable, to generate a second vector corresponding to an updated search frontier corresponding to the counter variable, wherein multiplying the subset of the matrix by the subset of the first vector comprises:
providing, from the master controller via the IPC network to a first processor of the plurality of parallel processors, the first vector and at least one first portion of the matrix;
at the first processor in the first processor's local memory, multiplying the first vector by the at least one first portion of the matrix to produce a first result;
providing, from the first processor via the IPC network to the master controller, the first result;
providing, from the master controller via the IPC network to a second processor of the plurality of parallel processors, the first vector and at least one second portion of the matrix;
at the second processor in the second processor's local memory, multiplying the first vector by the at least one second portion of the matrix to produce a second result;
providing, from the second processor via the IPC network to the master controller, the second result; and
combining, at the master controller in the local memory, the first result and the second result to generate the second vector corresponding to the updated search frontier;
incrementing the counter variable;
updating the first vector based on the updated search frontier; and
updating an array element in the tracking array corresponding to the counter variable based on the non-zero values of the first vector, such that the updated array element corresponds to a larger dimensionality reduction of the matrix than the previously used array element;
until 1) the updated search frontier contains a non-zero element corresponding to the target data element, or 2) the matrix is reduced to a minimum dimension; and
constructing the logical pathway based on the tracking array.

US Pat. No. 10,191,316

COUPLING MECHANISM, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

RADIANT OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. A coupling mechanism comprising:a back plate formed with at least one engaging hole; and
a frame unit having at least one frame body, and at least one engaging member that extends from said at least one frame body, and that engages said at least one engaging hole for coupling fixedly said at least one frame body to said back plate, said at least one frame body being deformable for disengaging said at least one engaging member from said at least one engaging hole, thereby permitting removal of said at least one frame body from said back plate,
wherein said at least one frame body and said back plate cooperatively define a gap therebetween,
wherein said at least one engaging member is disposed under said gap, and
wherein said frame unit further has a plurality of support members that are mounted to said at least one frame body, and that abut against said back plate so as to allow formation of said gap between said at least one frame body and said back plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,243

METHOD OF PREPARING OF NATURAL GRAPHENE CELLULOSE BLENDED MELTBLOWN NONWOVEN FABRIC

ACELON CHEMICALS AND FIBE...

1. A method of preparing natural graphene cellulose blended meltblown nonwoven fabric, which comprises the following steps:(a) combining a graphite powder with a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a first compound selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid (H2SO4), hydrochloric acid (HCl), perchloric acid (HClO4), hydrogen iodide (HI), hydrofluoric acid (HF), and nitric acid (HNO3), then stirring for 30 minutes in an ice bath environment;
(b) adding a solution comprising 1 to 20 wt. % potassium permanganate (KMnO4) to the product of step (a), stirring for 1 to 2 hours, and adding distilled water, wherein the potassium permanganate solution is continuously added until reaction of the potassium permanganate and the product of step (a) and the distilled water is complete;
(c) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to the product of step (b), wherein the hydrogen peroxide solution is added until reaction between the hydrogen peroxide and the product step (b) is complete and the mixture becomes green, then filtering the green solution into a cake;
(d) rinsing the cake of step (c) with a solution comprising 5 wt. % hydrochloric acid (HCl) to remove sulfate ions, then washing the cake with distilled water;
(e) drying the cake of step (d) in an oven at 40° C. for 2 hrs to obtain a dried solid graphite oxide;
(f) adding distilled water to the dried solid graphite oxide of step (e), wherein the distilled water is added up to 200 mls per 0.06 to 1.0 g of the dried solid graphite oxide, then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 minutes to obtain a graphite oxide solution having a graphite oxide concentration of 0.03 wt. % to 0.5 wt. %;
(g) adding a solution comprising 1 to 10 wt. % of a second compound selected from the group consisting of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), potassium borohydride (KBH4), lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium citrate (C6H5Na3O7) to the graphite oxide solution of step (f), then treating by ultrasonic vibration for 30 to 60 minutes, wherein in the resulting solution, the ratio of graphene oxide to the second compound is 1:1 to 1:5 by weight;
(h) filtrating the product of step (g), washing the filtrate with water 3 to 5 times to remove the second compound, then back-filtrating to obtain a graphene solution;
(i) adding the graphene solution of step (h) to a slurry solution formed by mixing a pulp with N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) and a stabilizer in an expansion dissolving tank, then mixing at 60 to 80° C., wherein the graphene solution of step (h) is added in a ratio of 0.11 to 5.0 wt. %, the pulp is selected from the group consisting of wood pulp, cotton pulp, bamboo pulp and a mixture of cotton and bamboo pulp, the pulp comprises ?-cellulose in an amount of 65% or more with a polymerization degree of 500 to 1500; and the NMMO has a concentration of 50% to 78%;
(j) removing water from the product of step (i) using a Thin Film Evaporator (TFE) and heating at 80 to 130° C., wherein the water is removed to 5% to 13% within 5 minutes and the cellulose is dissolved to form a spinning dope, and the amount ratio of each component among the components comprised in the dope is: water (H2O) 5% to 15%, N-methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMMO) 70% to 90%, and cellulose 5% to 15%;
(k) squeezing the spinning dope of step (j) from a spinning orifice using a meltblown process to form a natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand and piling into a fibrous network structure on a collector, which comprises pressuring the spinning dope by a metering pump, filtrating and degassing by a continuous filter (CPF), transporting the spinning dope into a spinning tank, continuously blowing hot air into the spinning orifice and outputting an air stream from the area surrounding the spinning orifice, forcing the spinning dope to be molten and squeezed to the outside of the spinning orifice to form a uniform natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand, and piling the filament strand onto a fibrous network structure on a collector; and
(l) spraying a water mist to force the natural graphene cellulose blended filament strand of step (k) into a coagulation liquid, solidifying, regenerating and washing the filament strand, and water needle punching, drying, oiling and coiling the filament strand to form a natural graphene cellulose blended meltblown nonwoven fabric, wherein the concentration of the coagulation liquid is between 2.0% to 10.0%, and after washing, the amount of residual NMMO solvent is less than 0.1%.

US Pat. No. 10,189,029

MAGNETIC PARTICLE SEPARATOR

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A magnetic particle separator, comprising:an elongated hollow channel extending along a longitudinal axis, the elongated hollow channel having opposed inlet and outlet ends and defining an unencumbered interior expanse;
a mixture port in communication with the inlet end of the elongated hollow channel for injecting a mixture of at least first, second and third magnetic particles into the elongated hollow channel, wherein the at least first, second and third magnetic particles have separate and distinct properties with respect to one another, the properties being selected from the group consisting of magnetic susceptibility, size, mass and a combination thereof;
a buffer port in communication with the inlet end of the elongated hollow channel for injecting a buffer solution into the elongated hollow channel, such that the mixture of the at least first, second and third magnetic particles in the buffer solution flow unencumbered and completely through the elongated hollow channel along the longitudinal direction toward the outlet end thereof, wherein the buffer port comprises first and second branches positioned symmetrically about the mixture port, such that flow of the buffer solution from both of the first and second branches hydraulically focuses flow of the mixture of the at least first, second and third magnetic particles in the buffer solution through the elongated hollow channel;
a magnetic particle separator chamber located at the outlet end of the hollow channel, the magnetic particle separator including:
a first outlet channel disposed at the terminus of the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel;
a second outlet channel disposed adjacent the first outlet channel at the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel;
a third outlet channel disposed adjacent the second outlet channel at the outlet end of the elongated hollow channel, the first, second and third outlet channels being in communication with each other at a junction therebetween within the magnetic separator chamber;
an externally magnetizable wire extending along a transverse axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, the externally magnetizable wire being positioned solely contiguous to the first outlet channel; and
at least one magnetic source for generating an external magnetic field along a lateral axis substantially orthogonal to both the longitudinal axis and the transverse axis, the external magnetic field generating an induced magnetic field in the externally magnetizable wire, the induced magnetic field applying a repulsive magnetic force to the at least first, second and third magnetic particles, the at least first, second and third magnetic particles being separated to flow into the first, second and third outlet channels due to their separate and distinct properties.
US Pat. No. 10,189,896

ANTIBODY TO GDF8 AND USES THEREOF

PFIZER INC., New York, N...

1. A method of detecting GDF-8 in a sample, comprising contacting a sample suspected of containing GDF-8 with a capture reagent and detecting GDF-8 in said sample, wherein the capture reagent is an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds GDF-8 comprising an antibody variable heavy (VH) region comprising the first, second and third complementarity determining regions (CDRs) from the VH region defined by the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14 or SEQ ID NO:17, and an antibody variable light (VL) region comprising the first, second and third CDRs from the VL region defined by the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16 or SEQ ID NO:18.

US Pat. No. 10,194,565

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING APPARATUS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding apparatus comprising:a cage structure having an opening at a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, and configured to contain one or more electrical components that emit electromagnetic energy and a connector for the one or more electrical components, wherein the first end is configured to receive a pluggable module that is to connect to the one or more electrical components; and
a filler assembly disposed in the opening, wherein the filler assembly includes a plurality of sheet spring members extending from the first end into the opening, the plurality of sheet spring members being biased against each other to fully close the opening of the cage structure when the pluggable module is not inserted in the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,194,561

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE MATERIALS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Terrella Energy Systems L...

1. A composite material comprising:(a) a flexible graphite material comprising graphite flakes, said flexible graphite material comprising a first major surface and a second major surface; and
(b) a first perforated material comprising:
(i) a first major surface;
(ii) a second major surface; and
(iii) a plurality of apertures;wherein said first perforated material is embedded in said first major surface of said flexible graphite material so that said first major surface of said first perforated material is in contact with said first major surface of said flexible graphite material, and said plurality of apertures in said first perforated material are substantially filled with said flexible graphite material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,560

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CLIP

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a hole extending through the printed circuit board from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
a hook clip at least partially disposed within the hole of the printed circuit board, the hook clip comprising:
a body having a looped structure and forming a hook gap, the body and the hook gap being in a plane;
prongs extending from the body, at least part of one of the prongs positioned out of the plane; and
retainers extending from the prongs, the retainers parallel to the plane;
wherein the retainers are repositionable between a rested state and a compressed state, where the retainers in the compressed state are positioned adjacent to each other such that the retainers overlap each other when viewed along a direction perpendicular to the plane and intersecting the retainers to enable the hook clip to be inserted into or removed from the hole of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,194,553

SELECTIVELY INSTALLABLE AND REMOVABLE AUXILIARY WIRING DEVICE FOR I/O MODULE

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA ...

1. A modular I/O device comprising:a terminal base including a terminal block, said terminal block comprising a plurality of wiring connectors adapted for connection to associated field device wires;
an auxiliary wiring device comprising a plurality of auxiliary wiring connectors adapted for connection to associated field device wires, said auxiliary wiring device selectively physically connectable to said terminal base in an operative position and selectively physically removable from said terminal base;
wherein said terminal block comprises a receiver and said auxiliary wiring device comprises a body including at least one mounting tab that projects outwardly from the body, wherein said at least one mounting tab is located in said receiver when said auxiliary wiring device is connected to said terminal base;
said receiver of said terminal block comprising an open pocket into which said at least one mounting tab is inserted when said auxiliary wiring device is connected to said terminal base;
said terminal base further comprising at least one catch, and said body of said auxiliary wiring device further comprising at least one latch arm that is adapted to mate with and engage said at least one catch when said auxiliary wiring device is physically connected to said terminal base in said operative position.

US Pat. No. 10,194,544

MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR MEDIA PLAYERS

Innovelis, Inc., Sammami...

1. A mounting system configured to couple an electronic device to a wall, the mounting system comprising:a base having a backside configured to face inward towards the wall and a frontside configured to face outward away from the wall;
a first sidewall and a second sidewall that are coupled to the base, are configured to protrude away from the wall, and are configured to secure the electronic device to the base; and
a first protrusion,
wherein the base comprises a first side coupled to the first sidewall, a second side located opposite the first side and coupled to the second sidewall, a third side having a third sidewall oriented within plus or minus 20 degrees of perpendicular to the first and second sidewalls, and a fourth side located opposite the third side and configured to enable inserting the electronic device at least partially into the mounting system between the first and second sidewalls,
wherein the first protrusion has an outermost portion located between the first and second sidewalls, the outermost portion is coupled to the base by a spring such that a neutral position of the outermost portion is located in an insertion path of the electronic device such that inserting the electronic device pushes the outermost portion inward while the outermost portion applies an outward force on the electronic device, and the first and second sidewalls are configured to resist the outward force of the first protrusion,
the mounting system further comprising a fourth sidewall located opposite the third sidewall and coupled to the base by a flex arm configured to bend to enable the fourth sidewall to move inward out of the insertion path of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,527

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A stretchable circuit board comprising:a first sheet member including a first main surface having a terminal portion formed thereon;
a second sheet member having a main surface and stretchability higher than that of the first sheet member, and joined to the first sheet member;
the main surface of the second sheet member opposed to the main surface of the first sheet member includes a stretchable wiring portion which is a printed pattern including a resin binder and a conductive material, wherein the stretchable wiring portion directly contacts the terminal portion between the first sheet member and the second sheet member, and
wherein the stretchable wiring portion is a series of layers from the terminal portion to an area on the second sheet member that does not overlap with the first sheet member, and the stretchable wiring portion has a constant width when viewed from above.

US Pat. No. 10,194,508

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWERING AND CONTROLLING AN LED LIGHTING NETWORK HAVING ONE LED PER PORT AND CONTROLLER NOT CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, Ced...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network not capable of connecting to the Internet, the system comprising:at least one controller;
at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply having a plurality of Power-over Ethernet (PoE) ports;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one controller and the at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply; and
one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing power that is distributed to the one LED fixture per Power-over Ethernet (PoE) port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,852

CANONICAL NAME (CNAME) HANDLING FOR GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method of providing load balancing in a network, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a domain name system (DNS) reply to a DNS request to resolve an alias host name that is an alias for a primary domain, wherein the DNS reply includes
a canonical name (CNAME) record identifying the primary domain, and
network addresses that correspond with the primary domain;
detecting, by said processor, the CNAME record identifying the primary domain in said DNS reply;
applying, by said processor a load balancing algorithm configured to be applied to DNS requests for the primary domain to the network addresses received in response to the DNS request to resolve the alias host name; and
sending, by said processor, to a client program that originated the DNS request to resolve the alias host name, a response to the DNS request that includes a list of the network addresses associated with the primary domain that has been ordered according to the load balancing algorithm configured to be applied to DNS requests for the primary domain.

US Pat. No. 10,193,227

WAVEGUIDE TRANSITION STRUCTURE FOR RECEIVING SATELLITE SIGNALS

MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLO...

1. A low noise block down-converter with a waveguide transition structure for receiving satellite signals, comprising:a feed horn structure having at least a first waveguide extending along a first direction;
a housing having at least a second waveguide extending along a second direction and communicating with the first waveguide, wherein the second direction is substantially not in parallel to the first direction; and
a circuit board positioned within the housing, wherein the circuit board has a receiving pin configure to receive microwave signals propagating in the second waveguide;
wherein the housing comprises a first transforming structure configured to guide the microwave signals from the first waveguide to the second waveguide;
wherein the first transforming structure has a first portion in the feed horn structure and a second portion in the depression.

US Pat. No. 10,192,788

METHODS OF FABRICATING DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES WITH STACKED GATES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. A method of fabricating a cylindrical device with aligned input terminals, comprising:providing a conductive core corresponding to a first transistor, and forming a plurality of cylindrical layers around the conductive core, including a first dielectric layer, a second layer, a third dielectric layer, and a fourth conductive layer corresponding to a second transistor;
forming a first input terminal coupled with the first transistor; and
forming a second input terminal coupled with the second transistor, wherein:
the first input terminal and the second input terminal extend radially outward from the cylindrical device, and
the first input terminal is vertically aligned with the second input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,405

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A MULTI-PLAY GAME HAVING RANDOMLY-INCREASABLE AND RANDOMLY-DISTRIBUTABLE PERSISTENT MODIFIERS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A gaming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine whether a modifier distribution event occurred for a first play of a game including a first outcome-generating element and a second outcome-generating element;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event did not occur for the first play of the game, maintain a plurality of persistent modifiers for a second play of the game;
responsive to determining that the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game:
select one of the plurality of persistent modifiers;
determine a first individual modifier based on a first portion of the selected persistent modifier; and
determine a second individual modifier based on a second portion of the selected persistent modifier;
randomly determine a first outcome for the first outcome-generating element and cause a display device to display the first outcome;
randomly determine a second outcome for the second outcome-generating element and cause the display device to display the second outcome;
determine any first awards based on the first outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the first individual modifier; and
determine any second awards based on the second outcome and, if the modifier distribution event occurred for the first play of the game, the second individual modifier.

US Pat. No. 10,192,300

BOARD PRODUCTION WORK METHOD, BOARD IMAGING CONDITIONS DETERMINATION METHOD, AND BOARD PRODUCTION WORK DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A board production work method, comprising:a position detection process of detecting an arrangement position of a detection target provided on a printed circuit board; and
a work executing process of subjecting the printed circuit board to predetermined production work based on the detected arrangement position,
wherein the position detection process includes
an image acquisition step of imaging the printed circuit board under multiple imaging conditions and acquiring multiple items of original image data containing luminance values of each pixel arranged in two-dimensional coordinates,
a difference calculation step of using two of the multiple items of original image data as calculation targets, calculating differences between luminance values of pixels with same coordinate values, and acquiring difference image data which is formed of luminance difference values of each of the pixels, and
a position determination step of determining the arrangement position based on the difference image data, and
wherein an inversion calculation step of inverting a magnitude relationship of luminance difference values of each pixel arranged in the two-dimensional coordinates only when a luminance difference value of a pixel in the arrangement position of the difference image data is smaller than a luminance difference value of a pixel in a position other than the arrangement position is included after the difference calculation step.

US Pat. No. 10,191,565

ALIGNING COORDINATE SYSTEMS OF TWO DEVICES BY TAPPING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An apparatus for aligning coordinate systems of interacting devices, the apparatus comprising:a first interface circuit configured to receive a first sensor signal from a first accelerometer of a head mounted display that is configured to display images in accordance with a first coordinate system, the first sensor signal representing a first impact on the head mounted display responsive to tapping of the head mounted display and a controller;
a second interface circuit configured to receive a second sensor signal from a second accelerometer of the controller that is configured to receive at least one user input associated with a second coordinate system, the second coordinate system misaligned with the first coordinate system prior to the tapping, the second sensor signal representing a second impact on the second device responsive to the tapping; and
a processor configured to:
determine a direction of the first impact represented by the first sensor signal;
determine a direction of the second impact represented by the second sensor signal; and
adjust at least one of the first coordinate system of the head mounted display or the second coordinate system of the controller according to the direction of the first impact and the direction of the second impact to reduce misalignment of the second coordinate system with the first coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 10,191,171

VARIABLE BUOYANCY CONTROL AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. An apparatus comprising:a seismic cable system configured to acquire seismic data, the seismic cable system having a cable jacket;
a reservoir for ballast fluid;
a transfer mechanism configured to transfer the ballast fluid between the reservoir and the seismic cable system during acquisition of the seismic data, wherein the ballast fluid is transferred to the seismic cable system within the cable jacket;
a controller configured to adjust a buoyancy of the seismic cable system responsive to the transfer of the ballast fluid;
a modular housing disposed about the reservoir and the fluid transfer mechanism, wherein the modular housing is configured for mounting coaxially along the seismic cable system, wherein the modular housing is configured for coupling about the outer jacket of the seismic cable system; and
a port configured for transferring the ballast fluid from the reservoir through an outer diameter of the cable jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,189,106

REDUCED ENERGY WELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system comprising:power conversion circuitry configured to convert incoming power from a source to welding power;
control circuitry coupled to the power conversion circuitry and configured to:
compute command signals via a control process to control the welding power output by the power conversion circuitry in a welding operation, the control process comprising closed loop control of voltage, detection of a predetermined rate of change of a welding parameter, suspension of the closed loop control of voltage and implementation of a current recess based at least in part on detection of the predetermined rate of change of the welding parameter, followed by resumption of closed loop control of voltage after termination of the current recess; and
during the current recess, continue to compute the command signals that would have been applied to the power conversion circuitry but for the current recess, without applying the computed command signals to the power conversion circuitry during the current recess.

US Pat. No. 10,188,653

DIACYLGLYCEROL ACYLTRANSFERASE 2 INHIBITORS

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A method for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in humans comprising the step of administering to a human in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having the structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,486

DENTAL IMPRESSION, DRILLING TEMPLATE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RELATIVE LOCATION FOR CREATING A DRILLING TEMPLATE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental positioning apparatus, comprising: a dental impression that includes:an underside having a negative form of at least one partial area of a jaw and at least one implant site located in the partial area of the jaw, and
a connecting part comprising a recess formed in an upper surface of the dental impression, opposite the underside, in an area of the negative form of the implant site, wherein the connecting part has a longitudinal axis defined along a depth direction of the recess, and wherein a cross-sectional profile of the recess in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis is rotationally asymmetric about the longitudinal axis,
wherein the dental impression is formed from an impression compound capable of a first physical state, where the impression compound is a malleable solid, and a second physical state, where the impression compound is a non-malleable solid; anda positioning aid component that comprises a positioning aid component connecting partwherein a cross-sectional profile of the positioning aid component connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess, and
wherein a portion of the positioning aid component protrudes from the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression when inserted in the recess; and
a drill guide that includes a drill guide connecting part, wherein a cross-sectional profile of the drill guide connecting part, in the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, corresponds to the cross-sectional profile of the recess,
wherein an entire outer periphery of the positioning aid component connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression, andwherein an entire outer periphery of the drill guide connecting part is dimensioned to fit within the recess formed in the upper surface of the dental impression.
US Pat. No. 10,189,957

FORMULATION PROCESS METHOD TO PRODUCE SPRAY DRIED PRODUCTS

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A spray drying method for preparing powders having a particle size of about less than 10 ?m and with increased density comprising:a) providing a feedstock comprising an organic material in a solvent system comprising a non-solvent, wherein:
the organic material comprises polyvinylpyrrolidine,
the non-solvent comprises a non-solvent for polyvinylpyrrolidine under ambient conditions,
the solvent system functions as a non-solvent for the polyvinylpyrrolidine under ambient conditions, and
the feedstock is at an elevated temperature of about 40° C. to about 200° C. and an elevated pressure of greater than 1 atmosphere (gauge) to about 20 atmospheres (gauge) such that the solvent system functions as a solvent for the polyvinylpyrrolidine;
b) delivering the feedstock to a device capable of atomizing the feedstock into droplets; and
c) evaporating the solvent system from the droplets of the feedstock, thereby forming particles of the organic material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,568

SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT MADE FROM COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPRISING A FLEXIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING FILM

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A semi-finished product made from a composite material including a thermoplastic or thermosetting matrix and reinforcement fillers, the semi-finished product comprising:a plurality of strips of an electromagnetic shielding film in a thickness of the semi-finished product, the electromagnetic shielding film including holes;
wherein the plurality of strips have a non-zero overlap; and
wherein the electromagnetic shielding film is not flat.

US Pat. No. 10,194,507

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWERING AND CONTROLLING AN LED LIGHTING NETWORK HAVING DAISY CHAINED LEDS AND CONTROLLER NOT CONNECTED TO INTERNET

IDS-IP Holdings LLC, San...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network not capable of connecting to the Internet, the system comprising:at least one controller;
at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply;
at least one line card operably connected to the at least one controller;
at least one structured cabling network operably connected to the at least one controller and the at least one non-standard Power-over Ethernet (PoE) power supply; and
at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures connected together electrically in series operably connected to the at least one line card;
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to set a light output of the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures; and
wherein the at least one controller provides control signals to the at least one line card for managing power that is distributed to the at least one daisy chain of LED fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,194,506

COMPUTING-DEVICE LIGHTING SCHEMAS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
receiving an audio signal from a first electronic device located in an environment;
determining that the audio signal represents a spoken utterance received by the first electronic device; and
based at least partly on the spoken utterance, sending, to at least one of the first electronic device or a second electronic device located in the environment, an indication of a lighting sequence to be performed by one or more lighting elements of the second electronic device, the indication specifying at least a first color, an intensity of the first color, and a duration over which to perform the lighting sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,194,465

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING USER TERMINAL SELECTION OPERATION AND BEAM FORMING OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING MIMO TECHNOLOGY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of transmitting feedback information by a receiving apparatus in a wireless communication system supporting a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) scheme, the method comprising:selecting an antenna group among one or more antenna groups, the one or more antenna groups being divided from a plurality of antenna included in a transmitting apparatus based on a number of receiving apparatuses and a number of feedback information bits; and
transmitting, to the transmitting apparatus, an antenna group identifier (ID) of the selected antenna group and the feedback information which includes information related to channel quality which the receiving apparatus is capable of acquiring if the at least one antenna of the selected antenna group is used,
wherein each of the antenna groups includes one or more antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,194,448

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A mobile telecommunications network including:a radio access network having radio means for wireless communication with a plurality of terminals registered with the telecommunications network and a control platform structured to provide services to users of the plurality of terminals connected thereto, and
a core including a store of policy information comprising group policy data applicable to a group of the plurality of terminals and individual policy data applicable to respective ones of the terminals in the group, and distribution means operable to provide to the control platform associated with each of the terminals in the group an indicator of the group policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group and the individual policy data applicable to each of the terminals in the group,
wherein a first individual policy data for a first terminal in the group of terminals includes at least one variation from the group policy data, and wherein a separate policy delta is created to identify the at least one variation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,938

OPERATING A NETWORK NODE

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.,...

1. A method of operating a network node, the method comprising, at the network node, during setup of a communication session between a calling party and at least a called party:receiving a communication session setup request message from a calling party device associated with the calling party;
forwarding the received communication session setup request message to a forking proxy responsible for providing communication session forking services in relation to at least the called party;
receiving a first provisional response message from a first device, the first provisional response message comprising first session description protocol (SDP) data, wherein the first provisional response message is received from the first device in response to the forwarding of the received communication session setup request message to the forking proxy;
forwarding the first provisional response message on to the calling party device, the forwarded first provisional response message comprising at least a part of the first SDP data;
receiving a first provisional acknowledgement message from the calling party device and receiving a second provisional acknowledgement message from the first device, thereby enabling media data sent during setup of the communication session before the communication session is established to flow between the first device and the calling party device;
receiving a second provisional response message from a second device, the second provisional response message comprising second SDP data, wherein the second provisional response message is received from the second device in response to the forwarding of the received communication session setup request message to the forking proxy;
receiving an answer message which accepts the communication session setup request received in the communication session setup request message from the calling party device; and
forwarding the answer message to the calling party device, wherein the method further comprises:
in response to receipt of the second provisional response message, transmitting, during setup of the communication session, a first message to the calling party device, which offers to update the SDP data to at least a part of the second SDP data, before the answer message is transmitted to the calling party device;
receiving a second message from the calling party device which accepts the offer to update the SDP data to the at least part of the second SDP data;
responsive to receipt of the second message, removing the second SDP data from the second provisional response message, and
transmitting the second provisional response message from which the second SDP data has been removed to the calling party device; and
receiving a third provisional acknowledgement message from the calling party device and receiving a fourth provisional acknowledgement message from the second device, thereby enabling media data sent during setup of the communication session before the communication session is established to flow between the second device and the calling party device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,377

MOVABLE BARRIER OPERATOR CONFIGURED FOR REMOTE ACTUATION

ELIKA ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC...

1. A method performed by an onboard computer on a vehicle for controlling a movable barrier, comprising:receiving a communication initiated by a movable barrier operator, the communication including an invitation from a movable barrier operator to join a local wireless network of the movable barrier operator;
sending a request to join the local wireless network, wherein the request includes a unique identifier associated with an authorized user;
launching an application in response to receiving the invitation, the application for requesting a user input associated with actuation of the movable barrier;
detecting whether the onboard computer has joined the local network; and
automatically generating a movable barrier actuation command in response to the vehicle onboard computer joining the local wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,190,848

ADJUSTABLE ZERO-STOP TURRET

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A locking turret for an optical firearm scope, the turret defining a central vertical axis and comprising:a main screw rotatable about the central vertical axis;
a turret cover configured to be grasped by a user, the turret cover including a locking ring;
a turret housing including a locking-ring receiving portion configured to receive and engage the locking ring of the turret cover in a first, locked position, such that rotational movement of the turret cover is limited;
a linking structure comprising a base portion coupled to the main screw and an upper portion coupled to the turret cover, the upper portion being slidably coupled to the base portion so as to allow limited axial travel of the upper portion relative the base portion and the main screw, and thereby limit axial travel of the turret cover and prevent disengagement of the turret cover from the turret housing,
wherein the base portion of the linking structure defines a plurality of axial channels, and the upper portion is slidably coupled to the base portion by a plurality of slide fasteners, each of the plurality of slide fasteners having a portion projecting into one of the plurality of axial channels and a portion affixed to the upper portion such that both the plurality of slide fasteners and the upper portion are configured to travel axially together when the upper portion travels in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,603

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

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...

1. A filled package comprising: a vessel having a lumen defined at least in part by a wall, the wall having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface; a barrier coating or layer of SiOx, wherein x is from 1.5 to 2.9, from 2 to 1000 nm thick, the barrier coating or layer of SiOx having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the wall interior surface, the barrier coating or layer being effective to reduce the ingress of atmospheric gas into the lumen compared to an vessel without a barrier coating or layer; a passivation layer or pH protective coating of SiOxCy or SiNxCy wherein x is from about 0.5 to about 2.4 and y is from about 0.6 to about 3, the passivation layer or pH protective coating having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the interior surface of the barrier coating or layer, the passivation layer or pH protective coating being effective to increase the calculated shelf life of the package (total Si/Si dissolution rate); and a fluid composition contained in the lumen and having a pH between 4 and 10; wherein the calculated shelf life of the package is more than six months at a storage temperature of 4° C.; and wherein an FTIR absorbance spectrum of the passivation layer or pH protective coating has a ratio greater than 0.75 and at most 1.7, between the maximum amplitude of the Si—O—Si symmetrical stretch peak between about 1000 and 1040 cm?1, and the maximum amplitude of the Si—O—Si asymmetric stretch peak between about 1060 and about 1100 cm?1.

US Pat. No. 10,189,142

METHOD FOR POLISHING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A method for polishing at least one wafer including a semiconductor material, having a front side and the rear side, the method comprising:simultaneously polishing both front and rear sides of the at least one wafer at a process temperature between an upper polishing plate and a lower polishing plate,
wherein the lower polishing plate is covered with a lower polishing pad,
wherein the upper polishing plate is covered with an upper polishing pad,
wherein the polishing pads each have an inner edge and an outer edge,
wherein the polishing pads each have a hardness of at least 80° Shore A,
wherein the polishing pads each have a compressibility of less than 2.5%,
wherein respective upper and lower surfaces of the lower and upper polishing pads come into contact with the wafer being polished,
wherein the upper and lower surfaces form a polishing gap extending from the inner edge to the outer edge of each polishing pad, and
wherein at least one of the polishing pads is configured such that a height of the polishing gap at the inner edge differs linearly from the height of the polishing gap at the outer edge due to a thickness gradient in a working layer of the upper or lower polishing pad at the inner edge relative to the outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,194,556

SLIDE RAIL MECHANISM AND BRACKET DEVICE THEREOF

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail mechanism, comprising:a rail member;
a first supporting frame movable relative to the rail member;
a second supporting frame movable relative to the first supporting frame;
a first bracket, the first bracket and the second supporting frame being movable relative to each other, the first bracket comprising a side wall and at least one mounting member adjacent to the side wall, the at least one mounting member configured to pass through a mounting hole of a post, the first bracket being adjacent to a first end part of the rail member; and
a second bracket adjacent to a second end part of the rail member;
wherein during a process of the second supporting frame being moved relative to the first bracket along a direction from a first position to a second position, the second supporting frame is configured to drive the at least one mounting member to move relative to the side wall of the first bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,194,555

SERVER SLIDING RAIL QUICK RELEASE MOUNTING STRUCTURE

GSLIDE CORPORATION, New ...

1. A server sliding rail quick release mounting structure, comprising two server sliding rail assemblies each consisting of an inner sliding rail, an intermediate sliding rail and an outer sliding rail, a connecting frame affixed to said intermediate sliding rail of each said server sliding rail assembly, at least one engagement plate and a horizontal insertion groove arranged on said outer sliding rail of each said server sliding rail assembly, a support bar set, a first quick release detachably connecting one end of said support bar set to said engagement plate and said horizontal insertion groove at said outer sliding rail of the other said server sliding rail assembly, and a second quick release detachably connecting an opposite end of said support bar set to said connecting frame at said intermediate sliding rail of one said server sliding rail assembly, said connecting frame comprising a connecting plate having one end thereof fixedly fastened to one end of the associating said intermediate sliding rail, a lug extended from said connecting plate and having a pivot hole wherein the server sliding rail quick release mounting structure further comprises:a connection plate comprising a first connection plate wall and a second connection plate wall connected at a right angle, said first connection plate wall fixedly connected to one end of said support bar set, said second connection plate wall having a top end thereof pivotally connected to a retaining element and an adjustment member;
said retaining element having a through hole pivotally connected to said second connection plate wall of said connection plate, a protruded engagement portion spaced above the through hole of said retaining element and adapted for engaging said adjustment member, and a finger gripping strip located at a top side thereof; and
said adjustment member comprising a base panel, opposing top and bottom panels respectively and perpendicularly extended from opposing top and bottom sides of said base panel, a middle part of said base panel pivotally connected to said connection plate and said retaining element, a top retaining slot located at a junction between said base panel and said top panel and a bottom retaining slot located on the junction between said base panel and said bottom panel, said top retaining slot and said bottom retaining slot being so arranged that when said adjustment member is rotated through 180°, said engagement portion of said retaining element is selectively engaged into said top retaining slot or said bottom retaining slot, said top panel and said bottom panel of said adjustment member further being pivotally connected to said first quick release.

US Pat. No. 10,194,548

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electronic control device, comprising:a housing which is joined by a plurality of members and of which a peripheral portion is configured by a plurality of sides;
a circuit board which is accommodated in an inside of the housing; and
a seal structure which is disposed on the peripheral portion along the sides, wherein
a liquid seal material is applied to the seal structure and cured so as to connect between the plurality of members, and
wherein a seal sectional area in an end portion of a side is smaller than that in a central portion of the side in the seal structure which is disposed on the side of the peripheral portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,438

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM SHARING

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A system for sharing a shared first frequency band comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
receiving a request for use of the first frequency band from a first transceiving system operating at least partially in the first frequency band;
in response to receiving the request for use of the first frequency band, determining one or more second transceiving systems that are within a coverage area of the first transceiving system and that operate at least partially in the first frequency band, wherein at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems is communicating with at least one device using the first frequency band; and
sending a request to at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems to cease at least transmission in the first frequency band and to hand off connections with the at least one device to a third transceiving system operating in a second frequency band so that the at least one device continues communicating via the second frequency band after the at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems ceases at least transmission in the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,194,372

RELAYING DEVICE, AUDIO-COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELAYING METHOD FOR RELAYING AUDIO SIGNAL

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A relaying device comprising:a network communication circuit for communicating with a terminal device via a network;
a processor for controlling communication with the terminal device; and
a memory in which a session table is provided, wherein
the network communication circuit receives an audio signal to which information designating the terminal device of a communication partner is attached from the terminal device,
the processor registers a communication session made up of the terminal device transmitting the audio signal and the terminal device designated by the designating information attached to the audio signal as participating terminals into the session table when the audio signal is received from the terminal device,
the processor transfers the audio signal received from the participating terminals including the audio signal to the participating terminals,
the processor mixes the audio signals and transmits the mixed audio signal to the participating terminals when the audio signals are received from two or more participating terminals at the same time,
the processor registers a new communication session made up of the terminal device transmitting the audio signal and the terminal device designated by the designating information as the participating terminals into the session table of the memory when the audio signal to which the designating information designating at least one of the terminal devices which is not included to the participating terminal of the communication session registered in the session table is received,
when the participating terminals of the newly registered communication session includes a participating terminal of another communication session registered beforehand, the processor deletes the terminal device which participates in both communication sessions from the communication session registered beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,191,744

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR ELEMENT SORTING OF VECTORS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:a decoder to decode a single instruction into a decoded single instruction; and
an execution unit to execute the decoded single instruction to:
provide storage for a comparison matrix to store a comparison value for each element of an input vector compared against the other elements of the input vector,
perform a comparison operation on elements of the input vector corresponding to storage of comparison values above a main diagonal of the comparison matrix,
perform a different operation on elements of the input vector corresponding to storage of comparison values below the main diagonal of the comparison matrix, and
store results of the comparison operation and the different operation in the comparison matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,191,736

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING CONFIGURATION FILE CHANGES

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for tracking configuration file changes comprising:non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to perform operations comprising:
receiving a definition of a pattern used to identify a configuration file to be tracked;
resolving the pattern to obtain obtained file paths for external configuration files;
performing horizontal discovery using the pattern to discover the configuration file when external file paths exist inside the pattern, joining the obtained file path with the existing file paths defined in the pattern;
determining whether an entry in a configuration management database corresponding to a previously discovered configuration file has been discovered during the horizontal discovery;
when the previously discovered configuration file has not been discovered in the horizontal discovery, deleting the entry from the configuration management database;
when the previously discovered configuration file has been discovered in the horizontal discover, determining whether changes have occurred in the configuration file;
updating a configuration management database with the discovered configuration file as a configuration item; and
tracking changes to the discovered configuration file including a timeline and history of the discovered configuration file.

US Pat. No. 10,191,493

VEHICLE POSITION POINT FORWARDING METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle (ADV) having a set of front wheels as both driving wheels and turning wheels, practiced on the ADV, the ADV having a processor coupled to a memory programmed with executable instructions that, when executed, implement the method on the ADV, the method comprising:determining a first position associated with a set of rear wheels of the autonomous vehicle based on global positioning system (GPS) data received from a GPS source;
determining a moving direction of the autonomous vehicle based on directional data received from an inertial measurement unit (IMU), wherein the IMU is onboard the autonomous vehicle;
calculating a second position associated with the set of front wheels of the autonomous vehicle based on the first position and the moving direction of the autonomous vehicle;
planning, by the ADV, a route segment of a route based on the second position associated with the set of front wheels as a current position of the autonomous vehicle, generating, by the ADV, planning and control data for the route segment utilizing the set of front wheels as both the driving wheels and the turning wheels, wherein the generated planning and control data includes generating speed and direction data to control the ADV along the route segment, and includes location and direction data of obstacles relative to the ADV along the route segment; and
controlling and driving the autonomous vehicle along the route segment based on the planning and control data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,411

REMAINING TONER CONVEYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A remaining toner conveying apparatus comprising:an introducing portion configured to introduce a developer remaining on an image bearing member without being transferred; and
a conveying portion configured to convey the developer introduced by the introducing portion toward a discharge portion, the conveying portion conveying the developer so that a conveyance amount of the developer per predetermined time in a first conveyance path is less than a conveyance amount per the predetermined time of the developer in a second conveyance path which is downstream of the first conveyance path in a direction of the conveying,
wherein the conveying portion is configured such that a conveying speed of the developer in the first conveyance path is a speed for conveying the toner introduced by the introducing portion and polishing the surface of the image bearing member.

US Pat. No. 10,191,169

DISTRIBUTED SEISMIC NODE COMPUTING

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A seismic survey method comprising:acquiring seismic sensor data with an array of seismic receivers deployed in a survey area, each seismic receiver comprising a seismic sensor for acquiring the seismic sensor data, a clock, a local controller and local memory, wherein the seismic sensor data characterize a seismic wavefield proximate the respective seismic receivers in the survey area;
associating the seismic sensor data with timing information from the respective clocks;
generating quality control data for the seismic sensor data acquired by each seismic receiver, the quality control data generated by the local controllers on each seismic receiver based on the respective seismic sensor data and associated timing information; and
generating a seismic data flow for recording in the local memory of each of the seismic receivers, each seismic data flow comprising the quality control data generated by the respective local controller, the seismic sensor data and the associated timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,189,852

PROCESS FOR IMPROVED OXYMORPHONE SYNTHESIS

RHODES TECHNOLOGIES, Cov...

1. A process for preparing oxymorphone or a salt or solvate thereof from oripavine, the process comprising or consisting of the steps
(a) oxidizing the oripavine to 14-hydroxymorphinone;
(b) adding an acid H+nXn? to the reaction mixture before, during and/or after the oxidation reaction;
(c) optionally precipitating the resulting 14-hydroxymorphinone as 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or a solvate thereof;
(d) optionally isolating the precipitated 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or solvate thereof;
(e) providing a solution or suspension of the 14-hydroxymorphinone salt or a solvate thereof;
(f) adding trifluoroacetic acid and/or glycol;
(g) reducing the 14-hydroxymorphinone present in the solution or suspension to the oxymorphone by hydrogenation; and
(h) optionally adding a base, thus raising the pH where the oxymorphone precipitates as its free base, and isolating the oxymorphone as its free base or a solvate thereof,
wherein
Xn? is an anion selected from the group consisting of Cl?, HSO4?, SO42?, methanesulfonate, tosylate, trifluoroacetate, H2PO4?, HPO42?, PO43?, oxalate, perchlorate, and any mixtures thereof; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,189,512

MECHANICAL CONTROL LINKAGE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A control linkage between an operator input assembly in a cab of a power machine and an actuator coupled to a frame of the power machine, the control linkage comprising:a junction mechanism configured to make a connection between the operator input assembly and the actuator when the cab is moved to an operating position relative to the frame of the power machine, and configured to break the connection between the operator input assembly and the actuator when the cab is moved to a service position relative to the frame of the power machine, the junction mechanism including a first junction portion operably coupled to the operator input assembly and a second junction portion operably coupled to the actuator, wherein the junction mechanism includes an engagement portion having a pair of fingers defining a tapered opening coupled to one of the first junction portion and the second junction portion, and an engagement portion having a protrusion coupled to the other of the first junction portion and the second junction portion such that the protrusion is guided into the tapered opening by the pair of fingers when the cab is moved from the service position to the operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,967

FILTER ARRANGEMENT WITH SLIDER VALVE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.,...

1. A filter arrangement for isolating particles from a fluid/particle mixture comprised of a body having:a) a top element having a top element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the top element first open channel is open on an underside of the top element;
b) a bottom element having a bottom element first open channel extending thereacross, wherein the bottom element first open channel is open on an upper side of the bottom element and is adapted to receive a suction line;
c) wherein the top element is secured to the bottom element such that the underside of the top element is secured against the upper side of the bottom element and wherein the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel align with one another;
d) a first filter element is positioned between the top element and the bottom element and overlapping with the top element first open channel and bottom element first open channel;
e) a first suction outlet in fluid communication with the bottom element first open channel through which a suction may be introduced into the bottom element first open channel;
f) a first particle inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may be introduced into the top element first open channel and particles deposited upon the first filter element;
g) a first elution fluid inlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which the elution fluid may be introduced into the top element first open channel to displace particles from the filter element;
h) a first particle outlet in fluid communication with the top element first open channel through which fluid with particles may exit from the top element first open channel;
i) a slider valve movable within a slider valve slot in the body, wherein the valve has a surface with a plurality of different valve channels extending therein which align with a plurality of body channels within the body, wherein the slider valve is movable laterally within the slider valve slot and may be precisely indexed at different positions, and wherein:
1) in a first position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet;
2) in a second position, valve channels of the slider valve are aligned to provide a fluid connection from the first elution fluid inlet over the first filter element and to a first collector, while the fluid connection from the first particle inlet through the first filter element and to the first suction outlet is discontinued.

US Pat. No. 10,188,587

DENTAL COMPOSITION

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Dental composite comprising(i) a polymerizable composition obtainable by reacting a mixture comprising:
(a) x equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (I):

wherein
L? is an (l+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain in its backbone 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms and which may be substituted by one or more hydroxyl groups or groups COOL? wherein L? is a polymerizable moiety;
1 is an integer of from 1 to 3;
(b) y equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (IIa), (IIb) and/or (IIc):

wherein
n is an integer of from 1 to 3,
Y may be present or absent, and when present represents a carbonyl group;
Y? independently may be present or absent, represents a carbonyl group;
Rm which may be the same or different represent 1 to 3 substituents selected from halogen atoms, alkyl groups, and alkoxy groups, or wherein two Rm form together with the carbon atoms of the ring to which they are bonded an annelated aromatic ring; and
(c) z equivalents of one or more compounds of the following formula (III):

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
k is an integer of from 1 to 3, whereby
when k is 1, 2 or 3, then L is a (k+1)-valent hydrocarbon group which may contain 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen atoms and sulfur atoms, and X is a carboxylic acid group, or a hydroxyl group bonded to an aromatic ring forming part of L; or
wherein 0.05?x/y?0.66, and 2y?fx?z?1.5(2y?fx),
wherein x, y, and z are the molar equivalents of components (a), (b) and (c) and f is the mean acid functionality of component (a):
wherein l is as defined in formula (I); andoptionally reacting the hydroxyl groups and/or carboxylic acid groups on L? of the reaction product of the mixture with a compound having a polymerizable double bond; and
(ii) a particulate filler.
US Pat. No. 10,190,196

6XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS

ARCONIC INC., Pittsburgh...

1. A recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product consisting of:0.30-0.53 wt. % Si;
0.50-0.65 wt. % Mg;
wherein a ratio of wt. % Mg to wt. % Si is at least 1.05:1 (Mg:Si);
0.05-0.24 wt. % Cu;
0.05-0.14 wt. % Mn;
0.05-0.25 wt. % Fe;
up to 0.15 wt. % Ti;
up to 0.15 wt. % Zn;
up to 0.15 wt. % Zr;
not greater than 0.04 wt. % V;
not greater than 0.04 wt. % Cr;
the balance being aluminum and other elements, wherein each of the other elements does not exceed 0.10 wt. % in the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product, wherein a total of the other elements is not more than 0.30 wt. % in the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product;
wherein the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product is a sheet product; and
wherein the recrystallized 6xxx aluminum alloy product realizes a typical long-transverse (LT) tensile yield strength of at least 200 MPa and a critical fracture strain (CFS) of at least 25% in an artificially aged condition.

US Pat. No. 10,194,518

NOISE BASED FREQUENCY TUNING AND IDENTIFICATION OF PLASMA CHARACTERISTICS

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A non-transitory, tangible computer readable storage medium, encoded with machine readable instructions to perform a method for automated frequency tuning of a power generation system, the method comprising:applying a primary power signal at a primary frequency to a plasma load, either directly or through a matching network;
applying a secondary power signal at one or more secondary frequencies to the plasma load wherein power produced at the secondary frequencies is lower than power produced at the primary frequency;
monitoring a measure of performance;
identifying an optimum frequency corresponding to a global optimum of the measure of performance; and
adjusting the primary frequency towards the optimum frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,194,443

TRANSMITTER AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A transmitter comprising:an output terminal;
a driver that performs transition of a voltage of the output terminal among a plurality of voltages; and
a controller that controls the driver to cause transition start timing in one voltage transition among the plurality of voltages to be later than transition start timing in another voltage transition,
wherein a first transition start timing in voltage transition from the first voltage or the second voltage to the third voltage is earlier than a second transition start timing in voltage transition between the first voltage and the second voltage, so as to cause an end timing of the first transition and a cross timing of the second transition to substantially match.

US Pat. No. 10,194,414

INFORMATION CENTRIC NETWORKING BASED SERVICE CENTRIC NETWORKING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

2. A method implemented by a network device functioning as a point of attachment (PoA) in an information-centric networking (ICN) network, the method comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a registration request for network registration;
retrieving, from the registration request, access context of the UE which identifies the UE;
updating one or more data structures in the PoA to include the access context and a default priority set for the UE, wherein the default priority is a highest priority when the UE is the last UE to register and is associated with a forwarding priority in the ICN network;
sending, to the UE in response to the registration request, a routing prefix with a name of the PoA, wherein the routing prefix is for routing interests of a service of the PoA; and
sending, to a second network device functioning as a heterogeneous access point (H-AP), a message notifying the H-AP of the registration request from the UE, wherein the PoA has registered with the H-AP.

US Pat. No. 10,193,714

CONTINUOUS TIME PRE-CURSOR AND POST-CURSOR COMPENSATION CIRCUITS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A pre-cursor compensation circuit for performing pre-cursor compensation on a differential input signal, the pre-cursor compensation circuit comprising:a first differential pair of transistors comprising first gate terminals coupled to the differential input signal, first source terminals coupled across a degeneration resistor, and first drain terminals coupled to a pre-cursor compensated version of the differential input signal; and
a second differential pair of transistors comprising second gate terminals coupled to the differential input signal, second source terminals coupled across a degeneration capacitor, and second drain terminals coupled to the pre-cursor compensated version of the differential input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,015

REDUCING OR ELIMINATING NANOPIPE DEFECTS IN III-NITRIDE STRUCTURES

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a III-nitride light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region; and
a III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor having a concentration that increases linearly across the III-nitride layer such that a concentration of acceptor is higher in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor closer to the light emitting layer than in a portion of the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor further from the light emitting layer, the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor being positioned such that the n-type region is disposed between the III-nitride layer doped with an acceptor and the light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,984

DUAL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE DEVICES WITH STACKED GATES

SPIN TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIE...

1. An annular device, comprising:a core composed of conductive material; and
a plurality of layers surrounding a sidewall of the core in succession, the plurality of layers comprising:
a first layer composed of dielectric material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the core,
a second layer composed of semiconductor material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the first layer,
a third layer composed of dielectric material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the second layer, and
a fourth layer composed of conductive material and surrounding a sidewall portion of the third layer;
wherein:
the core, the first layer, and the second layer correspond to a first transistor including a first input terminal; and
the second layer, the third layer, and the fourth layer correspond to a second transistor including a second input terminal;
the second layer is a common channel;
the first input terminal is coupled to the core, the first input terminal being configured to receive a first voltage for the first transistor;
the second input terminal is coupled to the fourth layer, the second input terminal being configured to receive a second voltage for the second transistor; and
the first input terminal and the second input terminal extend radially outward from the annular device, and wherein the first input terminal is aligned with the second input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,192,916

METHODS OF FABRICATING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICES HAVING FLAT MICROLENSES

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A method of fabricating a solid-state imaging device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements;
forming a color filter layer above the semiconductor substrate;
forming a lens material layer on the color filter layer;
forming a hard mask having a lens-shaped pattern on the lens material layer;
etching both the hard mask and the lens material layer to form a microlens with a flat top surface from the lens material layer and to leave a portion of the hard mask on the flat top surface of the microlens, wherein the etching of both the hard mask and the lens material layer is performed using a first dry-etching process using a fluorine-containing etchant; and
removing the portion of the hard mask that remains on the microlens.

US Pat. No. 10,190,798

AIR DEFLECTOR DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

10. An air conditioner, comprising a case, a driving device and an air deflector device, the air deflector device comprising:an air deflector provided with rotating shaft inserting channels; and
a rotating shaft system;
wherein
one end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a first connecting part configured to connect with the driving device, and the other end of the rotating shaft system is provided with a second connecting part configured to connect with the case of the air conditioner;
the rotating shaft system comprises at least two air deflector rotating shaft;
every adjacent two rotating shafts are connected through a connecting rod;
each air deflector rotating shaft comprises:
an inserting plate configured to be inserted into and clamped in the corresponding rotating shaft inserting channel in such a manner that the inserting plate is immovable relative to the rotating shaft inserting channel when the air deflector is in operation, and
a bent part; and
one end of the bent part is provided with a fitting portion matching with the connecting rod, and the other end of the bent part is fixedly connected with the inserting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,434

TURBINE SHROUD WITH LOCATING INSERTS

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine blade track comprisingan annular ceramic runner formed to include a plurality of cutouts extending inward in a radial direction from an outer radial surface of the annular ceramic runner toward an inner radial surface of the annular ceramic runner, and
a plurality of inserts coupled to the annular ceramic runner, each insert including a stem arranged in the cutout and a cap arranged outside the cutout that extends from the stem in a circumferential direction and in an axial direction along the outer radial surface of the annular ceramic runner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,290

LOCK ASSEMBLY FOR A WEAR MEMBER

Bradken Resources Pty Lim...

1. A lock assembly for locking a wear member to excavation equipment, the assembly comprising first and second bodies configured to be assembled together in an assembled condition to form a lock, the lock being elongated in a direction of a longitudinal axis of the lock, the lock being adjustable between first and second configurations of the first and second bodies, wherein adjustment of the lock from the first configuration to the second configuration comprises translation of the first body with respect to the second body along a translation axis that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the lock to extend the lock in the direction of the lock's longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,190,277

METHOD FOR TREATING OIL

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method for treating oil, the method comprising:providing a polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent;
drenching the polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent in the oil to be treated;
dissolving the oil drenched polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent in a petroleum-based solvent in which both the oil drenched polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent and the oil is soluble to form a homogenous solution comprising the petroleum-based solvent having dissolved therein the polystyrene-based microfiber sorbent and the oil;
utilizing the solution as a feedstock for feeding a conventional petroleum refinery; and
converting the solution into conventional petroleum products.

US Pat. No. 10,190,013

STAIN COMPOSITION

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A stain composition comprising:an inert suspension including
an aqueous carrier liquid:
at least one anti-ticking agent having a concentration in the stain composition ranging from about 3.0% by weight, based on an entire weight of the stain composition;
at least one colorant; and
at least one surfactant configured to at least partially suspend the at least one anti-ticking agent in the carrier liquid;
wherein the stain composition is used with soft and porous substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,189,149

RETENTION APPARATUS FOR PORTIONS OF ADJUSTABLE WRENCH

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A restraint apparatus, the apparatus comprising:at least one restraint device attached to at least one part of an adjustable wrench to limit the displacement of a broken portion of the adjustable wrench relative to the adjustable wrench after the adjustable wrench fractures, the adjustable wrench comprises:
a handle having a handle end and a flat serrated jaw surface;
an L-shaped movable jaw having a hook portion, a lever arm, and a serrated jaw, the lever arm having a terminal end; and
a projection extending from the handle having a tunnel therein for accepting the lever arm of the L-shaped movable jaw;
wherein the restraint device includes a strip of material that extends around the lever arm and the hook portion of the L-shaped movable jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,189,123

SYSTEM FOR OUT OF AUTOCLAVE BONDED REPAIRS

Airbus Operations SL, Ma...

1. A system for out of autoclave bonded repairs comprising:a first fixing structure configured to be fixed to a composite damaged area to be repaired, the first fixing structure including a frame and fixing parts attached to the frame;
a movable structure including:
a first rotating shaft connected to a first engine configured to rotate the first rotating shaft and attached to second fixing structures,
a tooling support attached to the first rotating shaft, wherein the tooling support includes a second rotating shaft connected to a second engine configured to rotate the second shaft, and the tooling support configured to mount tooling including at least one of a scanning tool, a milling tool, a patch cutting tool and a composite patch handle tool attached to the second rotating shaft, and
second fixing structures each including fixing parts linked to each other through a third rotating shaft connected to a third engine configured to rotate the third shaft been the fixing parts, wherein the second fixing structures are configured to be attached to either or both the frame of the fixing structure of the damaged part and a patch manufacturing structure;
wherein the first, second and third rotating shafts are each oriented along a different one of the three axes X, Y, Z according to a cartesian coordinate system for a three-dimensional space to move the tooling in three dimensions; and
the patch manufacturing structure including a fixing tool configured to fix the movable structure to the patch manufacturing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,986

ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTANT GENERATION WHILE DOSING DEF

PACCAR Inc, Bellevue, WA...

1. A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) doser, comprising:a DEF inlet configured to receive DEF, wherein the DEF includes a solution of urea and water;
a DEF outlet configured to spray DEF out of the DEF doser; and
an electrochemical cell located between the DEF inlet and the DEF outlet and couplable to a power source, wherein the electrochemical cell is configured such that, when DEF is flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet and when the electrochemical cell is coupled to the power source, the electrochemical cell causes an electrolytic reaction in the DEF flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet to produce gaseous products in the DEF flowing from the DEF inlet to the DEF outlet, and wherein the gaseous products comprise one or more of H2 or NH3, wherein the electrochemical cell comprises a compartment including a cathode and an anode electrode, wherein the compartment is configured to mix the gaseous products from the cathode and anode electrodes before the DEF outlet.
US Pat. No. 10,191,380

COMPOSITION FOR RESIST PATTERNING AND METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN USING SAME

AZ Electronic Materials (...

1. A resist pattern treatment composition comprising:(A) a nitrogen-containing compound showing basicity when dissolved in water and having a boiling point of 48° C. or more, and said nitrogen-containing compound is selected from the group consisting of:polyvinylamine, polyvinylimidazole, polyallylamine, polydiallylamine, poly(allylamine-co-diallylamine) and polyethyleneimine;
(B) an anionic surfactant having a sulfo or carboxyl group, and
(C) water.

US Pat. No. 10,194,566

FEED-THROUGH

HANS-ERIK JOHANSSON I HAG...

1. A feed-through for providing electromagnetic shielding, comprising:a frame that comprises an opening; and
an assembly comprising two or more joining parts configured to form one or more elongated waveguides, the joining parts being made of a conductive metal, divisible along a length of the one or more elongated waveguides and capable of surrounding one or more signal leads, wherein the joining parts are configured to be attached to each other, wherein the assembly is configured to be attached to the frame via one or more flanges to allow the one or more signal leads to pass through the opening in the frame and through one of the one or more elongated waveguides, and wherein the opening in the frame has a larger maximum transversal extension than the maximum transversal extension of the one or more elongated waveguides.

US Pat. No. 10,194,526

ELECTRICAL NODE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRICAL NODE, ELECTRICAL NODE STRIP OR SHEET, AND MULTILAYER STRUCTURE COMPRISING THE NODE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An electrical node comprising a first substrate film defining a cavity, a first material layer arranged to at least partly fill the cavity, and to embed or at least partly cover at least one electrical element arranged into the cavity; and a thermal management element selected from the group consisting of: a heat sink, a thermal slug, and a thermal well, wherein the thermal management element is arranged completely inside the cavity and embedded into the first material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,514

ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE GROUNDING FOR HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE EQUIPMENT

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A human machine interface (HMI) device comprising:an HMI component assembly;
a non-conductive bezel having at least one mounting hole; and
an electrostatic charge grounding system;
wherein the HMI component assembly comprises an HMI component having an outer surface and a non-conductive overlay having an outer surface and an inner surface, the overlay inner surface affixed to the HMI component outer surface;
wherein the electrostatic charge grounding system comprises:
a conductive coating covering the non-conductive overlay outer surface;
a grounded conductor, wherein the grounded conductor comprises a conductive paint layer covering the non-conductive bezel and the mounting hole; and
an electrostatic charge routing system electrically connecting the conductive coating to the grounded conductor through the non-conductive overlay, and wherein the electrostatic charge routing system include a conductive epoxy filling at least a portion of the mounting hole, and a conductive conduit electrically connecting the conductive coating to the conductive epoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,194,439

SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, a first message comprising one or more first parameters identifying a first plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe of the second base station;
selecting a second plurality of subframes as an LBT subframe by the first base station based on the one or more first parameters;
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station, a second message comprising one or more second parameters identifying the second plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe of the first base station;
transmitting, by the first base station to one or more wireless devices, at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising one or more third parameters identifying the second plurality of subframes as a listen-before-talk (LBT) subframe;
performing, by the first base station, an LBT procedure in a subframe in the second plurality of subframes; and
transmitting, by the first base station, a burst when the LBT procedure indicates a clear channel; and
wherein the burst is configurable to start in the subframe if the subframe is identified as an LBT subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,194,432

SIGNAL TRANSMISSIONS IN ONE OR MORE SUBFRAMES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages comprising one or more configuration parameters for a licensed assisted access (LAA) cell, the one or more configuration parameters comprising one or more listen before talk (LBT) configuration parameters;
receiving a downlink control information (DCI) comprising:
an allocation of resource blocks for transmission of uplink data in a subframe;
a first field comprising an index indicating a starting position for the uplink data in the subframe, the index identifying one of a plurality of pre-configured starting positions; and
a second field indicating an ending symbol for the uplink data, the ending symbol being one of a plurality of pre-configured ending symbols;
performing, on the LAA cell and before the starting position of the subframe, an LBT procedure employing the one or more LBT configuration parameters, the LBT procedure indicating a clear channel;
mapping, based at least on the starting position and the ending symbol, the uplink data to resource elements corresponding to the resource blocks allocated for transmission; and
transmitting, the uplink data on the LAA cell, starting at the starting position in the subframe and ending before the ending symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,194,406

MULTI-CARRIER POWER HEADROOM IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising:
a first parameter indicating whether simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission is configured for a primary cell; and
a second parameter indicating whether simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is configured for a PUCCH secondary cell (SCell); and
transmitting a power headroom (PH) report, wherein:
in response to the PUCCH SCell being activated, the PH report comprises a first Type 2 PH field for the primary cell and a second Type 2 PH field for the PUCCH SCell, independent of whether simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is configured or not configured for the primary cell or the PUCCH SCell; and
in response to the PUCCH SCell being deactivated and simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission being configured for the primary cell, the PH report comprises the first Type 2 PH field for the primary cell and no PH field for the PUCCH SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,010

TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE CONTACT RECORDS

WHATSAPP INC., Menlo Par...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a system to:receive a user contact record in a messaging thread at a client device from a sending user, the user contact record associated with a user other than the sending user;
determine that the user contact record is authenticated for storage in a contact record repository on the client device, the authentication being based on the identity of the sending user;
based on the determination that the user contact record is authenticated, store the user contact record in the contact record repository on the client device;
receive an incoming messaging initiation at the client device from an initiating user account;
search the contact record repository for a user contact record containing information matching identifying information of the initiating user account;
extract contact information from the matching user contact record;
display an incoming messaging initiation dialog on the client device, the incoming messaging initiation dialog comprising information from the matching user contact record and a contact add control;
receive a user selection of the contact add control; and
add information from the matching contact record as an entry in an address book on the client device, the address book being separate from the contact record repository.

US Pat. No. 10,193,329

WAVE-MAKING MECHANISM

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A wave-making mechanism of a pool, comprising:a housing with inlet holes distributed in a rear portion and a plurality of side walls;
a motor positioned within the housing;
an external power supply operably coupled to the motor;
a motor control box operably connected to the external power supply;
an impeller driven by the motor;
an impeller housing covering the impeller and including rectifying holes;
a guiding cap coupled to a front end of the impeller housing and having a flared configuration;
an outlet cover coupled to a front end of the guiding cap and including a screen portion; and
a shut-off switch that comprises a switch head magnetically coupled to the housing and including a handle and a cord.

US Pat. No. 10,192,491

DATA DRIVER, ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A data driver for an organic light emitting display device, the data driver comprising:a precharging unit for supplying a precharging voltage to a pixel coupled to a data line;
a current sink unit for receiving a predetermined current from the pixel;
a voltage generator for resetting values of gray scale voltages using a compensation voltage generated when the predetermined current flows;
a digital-to-analog converter for selecting one gray scale voltage among the gray scale voltages as a data signal in response to a bit value of data supplied to the data driver from outside; and
a switching unit for supplying the data signal to the data line,
wherein the precharging unit is located between the digital-to-analog converter and the switching unit, and comprises:
a first transistor located between a precharging voltage source and the switching unit and for being turned on in a 0th period of each horizontal period; and
a second transistor located between the digital-to-analog converter and the switching unit and for being turned on in a second period of each horizontal period,
wherein each horizontal period includes the 0th period, a first period, and the second period.

US Pat. No. 10,192,478

LED DISPLAY WITH PATTERNED PIXEL LANDINGS AND PRINTED LEDS

NTHDEGREE TECHNOLOGIES WO...

1. A method of forming an illuminating device comprising:providing a substrate having an array of conductive landings forming pixel locations on a first surface of the substrate, the substrate further having conductive traces electrically connected to associated ones of the conductive landings;
blanket-printing an ink containing inorganic light emitting diode (LED) dies over the array of conductive landings, the ink being an LED ink, the LED dies comprising singulated dies having at least an n-type layer, a p-type layer, a top electrode, and a bottom electrode;
curing the LED ink such that the bottom electrodes of the LED dies electrically contact an underlying conductive landing; and
forming a transparent conductor layer overlying the LED dies to electrically contact the top electrodes of the LED dies, wherein the LED dies overlying an individual conductive landing are connected in parallel and are energized by a voltage across the transparent conductor layer and an associated trace connected to the individual conductive landing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,781

CLASSIFICATION BASED AUTOMATED INSTANCE MANAGEMENT

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method for commissioning and decommissioning an application instance on a computer, the method comprising:receiving, via a processor, a request to commission an application instance on the computer, the request including a classification metric for the application instance, wherein the classification is indicative of whether the application instance is an internal instance or an external instance, an operational environment for the application instance, an operational type for the application instance, or a combination thereof;
automatically commissioning, via the processor, the application instance based at least in part on the classification metric;
automatically monitoring, via the processor, the application instance based on the classification metric by determining whether the application instance has been extended or whether the application instance has expired;
automatically decommissioning, via the processor, the application instance when the application instance has expired, wherein automatically decommissioning the application instance comprises:
identifying and evaluating one or more decommissioning policies associated with the classification metric;
archiving the application instance, comprising generating a backup of the application instance for storage in an online backup system or at an offline backup facility; and
reclaiming resources utilized by the application instance, comprising deleting application instance data from one or more data storage systems, removing records associated with the application instance data from one or more databases, and updating an inventory tracking system to indicate that the resources are available or unassigned.

US Pat. No. 10,191,708

METHOD, APPARATRUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for displaying image data, the method comprising:determining current spatial position information and attitude information of a terminal, and establishing a data connection between the terminal and a wearable device when detecting that an image-capturing component of the terminal is turned on;
sending image data captured by the image-capturing component to the wearable device for displaying the image data synchronously when the current spatial position information and attitude information of the terminal meet a preset condition that is disadvantageous for viewing a screen of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,561

TRACKING CONTROLLERS OF A VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first real-world image captured by an image tracking system remote to a user, the first real-world image including a first real-world view of a controller held by a user from a first perspective;
receiving a second real-world image captured by an imaging device located on a virtual reality (VR) headset worn by the user, the VR headset displaying a virtual environment to the user, the second real-world image captured at substantially the same time as the first real-world image, the second real-world image including a second real-world view of the controller from a second perspective different from the first perspective;
identifying a first set of features of the controller in the first real-world image, the first set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the first real-world image;
identifying a second set of features of the controller in the second real-world image, the second set of features representing locators on the controller depicted in the second real-world image;
determining a pose of the controller using the first set of features and the second set of features, the pose specifying a location of the controller and further specifying a rotational orientation of the controller, wherein determining the pose of the controller comprises:
identifying a plurality of candidate poses of a virtual model of the controller,
performing a first set of comparisons between the first set of features in the first real-world image with each of a first plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the first plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the first perspective,
performing a second set of comparisons between the second set of features in the second real-world image with each of a second plurality of virtual feature sets, each of the second plurality of virtual feature sets associated with one of the candidate poses from the second perspective,
identifying, based on both the first set of comparisons and the second set of comparisons, one of the plurality of candidate poses of the virtual model as being consistent with both the first set of features in the first real-world image and the second set of features in the second real-world image, and
determining that the pose of the controller is the identified candidate pose of the virtual model; and
responsive to determining the pose of the controller, performing an action within the virtual environment to update a position and orientation of a virtual object in the virtual environment controlled by the determined pose of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,191,276

IMAGING ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND IMAGING ADJUSTMENT METHOD

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory that stores executable instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, that facilitates execution of the executable instructions to perform operations, comprising:
determining imaging correction information corresponding to correcting a deformation of a first image of an object from a first viewing angle relative to a second image of the object from a second viewing angle, wherein the deformation is a perspective deformation of the first image of the object relative to the second image of the object, wherein the perspective deformation results from an imaging receiver not being perpendicular to the object, and wherein the imaging receiver is an eye or an image recording device; and
adjusting at least one imaging parameter of a group of adjustable imaging parameters for at least one corresponding subregion of an imaging lens group used to cause the first image of the object from the first viewing angle, wherein the imaging lens group comprises a plurality of subregions having adjustable imaging parameters in the form of an array, wherein images, comprising the first image, formed by the imaging lens group are adaptable by adjusting portions of the imaging lens group to embody the group of adjustable imaging parameters, and wherein the adjusting the at least one imaging parameter corresponds to adjusting the first image of the object formed by the imaging lens group according to the imaging correction information resulting in an adjusted image, wherein:
the adjusted image is directed to the eye based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the imaging lens group is at least partially comprised in spectacles, or
the adjusted image is directed to the image recording device based on the adjusting the least one imaging parameter, and the image recording device comprises, at least in part, the imaging lens group.

US Pat. No. 10,191,212

EXPANDABLE LIGHT GUIDE FOR BACKLIGHT

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A backlight assembly comprising:a light guide plate having a pair of opposing edges;
a light guide spacer located rearward of the light guide plate and coupled to the light guide plate so as to be movable therewith;
a back pan located rearward of the light guide spacer; and
a sliding LED subassembly, the sliding LED subassembly comprising a connecting assembly, and a plurality of LEDs that are separated from the edge of the light guide by a gap of some distance, a portion of the connecting assembly of the LED subassembly located rearward of the back pan and coupled to the light guide spacer by an element that passes through a slot in the back pan such that the LED subassembly is movable with the light guide spacer and the distance between the LEDs and the edge of the light guide plate will remain the same during movement of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,732

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a tube comprising:
a main body region;
two rear end regions respectively at two ends of the main body region; and
two transition regions respectively between the main body region and the two rear end regions,
wherein an outer diameter of each of the rear end regions is less than that of the main body region;
two end caps respectively sleeving the two rear end regions, each of the end caps being made of metal and comprising an electrically insulation member and two conductive pins, wherein
each of the electrically insulation members being fixed to a respective end of the end cap, and the conductive pins extend from the electrically insulation member,
a hot melt adhesive adhered to each of the rear end regions, wherein the hot melt adhesive is enclosed by the corresponding transition region, the corresponding rear end region, and the corresponding end cap; and
an LED light strip in the tube, the LED light strip being provided with a plurality of LED light sources disposed thereon;
wherein a creepage distance between the conductive pin and the corresponding metal made end cap is at least 3.2 mm and not more than 12.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,643

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CHECK / EXCEPTION STATION

Express Scripts Strategic...

15. A method comprising:supplying, through a feed conveyor, a plurality of containers to a holding area;
picking, with a robot, a container among the plurality of containers within the holding area;
distributing the picked container to a manual section including a plurality of handling areas;
transporting the picked container from the robot to a handling area among the plurality of handling areas using a delivery conveyor; and
transporting the picked container from the handling area back towards the robot using a return conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,032

SPRINKLER VALVE MODULE WITH REMOVABLE VALVE SEAL

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A valve module forming a subassembly for installation of the subassembly into an outer case of an irrigation sprinkler, the valve module comprising:an upper valve support housing;
a lower support basket removably connected to the upper valve support housing to form the subassembly; and
a valve member reciprocable in a direction within the subassembly to engage and disengage a valve seat in the lower support basket, the valve member comprising a piston and a valve seal removably attached to the piston, the valve seal further being configured to be serviced or replaced separate from the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,188,940

GAMES CONTROLLER

Ironburg Inventions Ltd.,...

1. An apparatus for supplying user inputs to a computer program for controlling the computer program, the apparatus comprising an outer case, at least one depressible trigger mechanism, and a mechanism for manual adjustment of a range of motion of the at least one trigger mechanism, the mechanism being disposed within an internal volume defined by the outer case of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,189

CONNECTED CONTAINERS FOR RAZOR CARTRIDGES

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A plurality of connected individual containers for a razor cartridge, comprising:a. a first individual container containing a first razor cartridge comprising:
i. a plastic container defining a storage region and having a perimeter around an entrance to the storage region, the container comprising a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a first end wall, a second end wall opposite the first end wall, a bottom wall extending between the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall and the second end wall, and a front flange extending outward from said first side wall at said perimeter and perpendicular to the first side wall, wherein the first razor cartridge is positioned within the storage region;
b. a second individual container containing a second razor cartridge comprising:
i. a plastic container defining a storage region and having a perimeter around an entrance to the storage region, the container comprising a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a first end wall, a second end wall opposite the first end wall, a bottom wall extending between the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall and the second end wall, and a front flange extending outward from said first side wall at said perimeter, wherein the second razor cartridge is positioned within the storage region;
c. a joint securing the front flange of the second individual container to the second side wall of the first individual container at the perimeter, the front flange of the second individual container extending beyond said second side wall of the first individual container and above the storage region of first individual container.

US Pat. No. 10,188,119

METHOD FOR TREATING A SUBSTANCE WITH WAVE ENERGY FROM PLASMA AND AN ELECTRICAL ARC

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A method for processing a material comprising the steps of:providing a vessel having (a) an interior defined by a cylindrical portion disposed between a first end and a second end, (b) an outlet in the first end that is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical portion, (c) at least one inlet in the first end to receive the material, (d) a first wave energy source comprising a first electrode disposed at least partially within the outlet and aligned with the longitudinal axis, and a second electrode disposed at least partially within the second end, aligned with the longitudinal axis and spaced apart from the first electrode, (e) a second wave energy source comprising a set of radio frequency coils or windings disposed around or within the cylindrical portion, and (f) two or more jets mounted tangentially in the cylindrical portion;
generating a plasma within the interior using the first and second plasma sources;
directing a fluid or a gas into the interior via the two or more jets to create angular momentum in the plasma to form a plasma vortex that circulates around a central void substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis; and
processing the material by directing the material into the plasma vortex via the inlet such that the plasma vortex reacts with the material and the material is irradiated with one or more wave energies produced by the first and second wave energy sources.
US Pat. No. 10,189,972

MOLDING MATERIAL

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A shaving razor comprising:a blade cartridge unit having at least one blade; and
a handle having a frame and a blade cartridge connecting assembly operatively connected to the frame and the blade cartridge unit, the blade cartridge connecting assembly comprising:
a docking station releasably attached to the blade cartridge unit
a pod operably coupled to the frame to rotate relative to the frame, and;
an ejector button, wherein the blade cartridge connecting assembly is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation that is substantially perpendicular to the frame and wherein the blade cartridge unit is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation that is substantially parallel to the blade and substantially perpendicular to the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,194,416

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF PAGING IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. An apparatus for controlling paging in a telecommunications network, the apparatus comprising:a transceiver configured to receive information regarding a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal located in an access point coverage area and configured to communicate over at least one of a plurality of frequency bands, the access point coverage area served by one or more access point transceivers configured to communicate over at least one of the plurality of frequency bands; and
a controller configured to:
initiate a paging procedure for alerting the mobile terminal of a requested action,
determine if the received information identifies the mobile terminal as using one or more frequency bands of the plurality of frequency bands for communication,
identify on or more access point transceivers of the plurality of access point transceivers configured to communicate over the one or more frequency bands over which the mobile terminal is configured to communicate,
cause only the identified one or more access point transceivers to page the mobile terminal,
identify a characteristic of the mobile terminal;
initiate an initial paging procedure based on the characteristic of the mobile terminal obtained by the controller, and
initiate the paging procedure if no paging response is received from the mobile terminal from the initial paging procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,194,241

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER PROTECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A loudspeaker protection system comprising an audio signal processing component that includes:first audio signal processing circuitry comprising a non-linear constraint filter that is configured to:
receive an audio signal;
receive one or more parameters of an excursion model of a loudspeaker from a model estimation component; and
generate a processed version of the audio signal corresponding to a constrained predicted excursion based on the one or more parameters of the excursion model; and
second audio signal processing circuitry configured to apply a gain change parameter to the audio signal prior the audio signal being received by the first audio signal processing circuitry, the gain change parameter being based on a temperature of a component of the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,194,202

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTION IN A DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method comprising:entering a first operational state in a device in response to a user input, the first operational state powering a portion of circuits in the device;
detecting presence of a signal received at an input to the device, the received signal to be output from the device for display on a display device;
entering a second operational state in the device if the presence of the signal is detected, the second operational state powering one or more circuits for outputting the received signal;
entering a third operational state from the first operational state after not detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device for a first period of time, the third operational state powering only one or more circuits needed for user input to the device; and
entering the first operational state from the third operational state, after a second time period and not in response to a user input, for detecting the presence of the signal at the input to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,865

CONVERTING MOBILE TRAFFIC BETWEEN IP VPN AND TRANSPORT LEVEL VPN

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method of providing secure access to a server, comprising:receiving, by a security proxy, a packet associated with a first client app on a device, wherein the first client app is configured to communicate using one of an IP virtual private network (VPN) protocol and a transport layer VPN protocol and the packet includes a source identifier for a source of the packet and a destination identifier for a destination of the packet, the destination being the server;
reassigning a tunnel identifier as the source of the packet and a node identifier as the destination of the packet, the node identifier being associated with a node inside the security proxy;
storing a correlation of the tunnel identifier, the source identifier, and the destination identifier;
forwarding the packet to the node inside the security proxy;
determining, using the correlation, the destination identifier;
using the node to forward the packet to the destination in the server;
receiving a packet associated with a second client app, wherein the second client app is configured to use the other one of the IP VPN protocol and the transport layer VPN protocol;
determining whether a connection associated with the second client app has been established; and
if the connection has not been established, establishing the connection and assigning a second tunnel identifier as a source of the packet associated with the second client app, wherein the second tunnel identifier is different from the tunnel identifier assigned to the first client app.

US Pat. No. 10,193,773

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTED NETWORK PACKET STATISTICS COLLECTION IN A TEST ENVIRONMENT

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for distributed network packet statistics collection in a test environment, the method comprising:instantiating first and second operations that implement different portions of a network packet statistics collection task on processing nodes implemented on different processors in a network packet statistics collection system;
utilizing an auto-discovery mechanism for the second operation to subscribe to a set of capabilities and identify the first operation as a matching operation, wherein utilizing the auto-discovery mechanism includes:
publishing a set of attributes from the first operation to a broker;
at the second operation, subscribing, by transmitting a message to the broker, to an operation having the set of attributes;
receiving, at the second operation and from the broker, notification of the matching operation, the notification including information for connecting to the first operation; and
establishing a channel between the first and second operations; and
executing the network packet statistics collection task, where the first and second operations perform the different portions of the network packet statistics collection task.

US Pat. No. 10,193,728

TUNABLE PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method to provide tunable peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) frequency division multiplexing for transmission in a communication network, the method comprising:receiving an N-symbol transmission vector;
selecting k to obtain a particular PAPR at a receiver, wherein the selection of k is based on an acceptable value of the PAPR at the receiver, and wherein k is an integer value between 1 and N;
partitioning the N-symbol transmission vector into k equal partitions;
performing a fast Fourier transform (FFT) operation of size N/k on each of the k equal partitions of the N-symbol transmission vector;
generating an interleaving union of k different FFT results, wherein the interleaving union of the k different FFT results comprises N subcarriers, and wherein each of the N subcarriers includes information about N/k symbols;
mapping results of the interleaving union to M subcarriers, wherein N is a subset of M; and
generating a time-domain signal for transmission based on an M-point inverse FFT (IFFT) of the mapped M subcarriers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,456

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CONTROLLER AND RELEVANT CONTROL METHOD HAVING MINIMUM ON TIME IN RESPONSE TO VOLTAGE PEAK OF LINE VOLTAGE

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A PWM controller for providing to a power switch a PWM signal determining an ON time and an OFF time of the power switch, the PWM controller comprising:a peak detector for detecting a voltage peak of a line voltage generated by rectifying an alternating-current input voltage;
an OFF-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the OFF time in response to a compensation voltage, wherein the compensation voltage is in response to an output voltage of a power supply comprising the power switch and the PWM controller; and
an ON-time control unit for controlling the PWM signal and determining the ON time in response to the compensation voltage and the voltage peak, wherein the ON-time control unit is configured to make the ON time not less than a minimum ON time, and the minimum ON time is determined in response to the voltage peak;
wherein the ON-time control unit comprises a ramp signal generator for providing a ramp signal compared with the compensation voltage to determine the ON time; and
the ramp signal generator provides a charging current in response to the voltage peak to charge a capacitor and generate the ramp signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,432

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSFER OF ELECTRIC DEVICE CONFIGURATION, AND ELECTRIC DEVICE CONFIGURATION

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method for data transfer of an electric device configuration, the electric device configuration comprising a plurality of converter devices including a first converter device and a second converter device, each of the plurality of converter devices comprising a first converter unit having a first power connection and a second power connection, the first power connection being arranged to supply direct current power to the first converter unit and the second power connection being arranged to supply electric power from the first converter unit, and the first power connections of the first converter units being electrically connected to one another, wherein each of the plurality of converter devices comprises control means arranged to control the converter device in question,the method comprising the steps of:
transmitting information by the first converter device by causing changes in the voltage of the first power connection of the first converter unit of the first converter device, wherein the transmission of information is controlled by the control means of the first converter device,
receiving information by the second converter device based on identifying the changes in the voltage of the first power connection of the first converter unit of the second converter device, wherein processing of the received information is controlled by the control means of the second converter device, and
controlling the second converter device with control means thereof by information received via the first power connection of its first converter unit in order to control the power, voltage and/or output frequency of the second converter device by the information received via the first power connection.

US Pat. No. 10,193,190

BATTERY CONTROL SYSTEM

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A battery control system comprising:a plurality of battery cell management devices that are provided respectively corresponding to a plurality of battery cell groups each constituted by one or a plurality of battery cells and that each acquire a measurement result of a state of charge of the one or the plurality of battery cells of corresponding one of the plurality of battery cell groups; and
an assembled battery management device that performs wireless communication with the plurality of battery cell management devices,
wherein when the wireless communication with any of the plurality of battery cell management devices is impossible, the assembled battery management device performs the wireless communication with the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices through one of the plurality of battery cell management devices except the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices,
wherein the assembled battery management device periodically repeats the wireless communication performed once with each of the plurality of battery cell management devices and, when a number of successive communication errors or a ratio of communication errors with respect to any of the plurality of battery cell management devices is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold value, determines that the wireless communication is impossible with the any of the plurality of battery cell management devices.

US Pat. No. 10,193,004

LIFT PRINTING OF CONDUCTIVE TRACES ONTO A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

ORBOTECH LTD., Yavne (IL...

13. Apparatus for material deposition, comprising:a transparent donor substrate having deposited thereon a donor film comprising a metal with a thickness less than 2 ?m;
a positioning assembly, which is configured to position the donor substrate in proximity to an acceptor substrate comprising a semiconductor material with the donor film facing toward the acceptor substrate and with a gap of at least 0.1 mm between the donor film and the acceptor substrate; and
an optical assembly, which is configured to direct pulses of laser radiation, having a pulse duration less than ns, to impinge on the donor substrate so as to cause droplets of the a metal to be ejected from the donor layer and land on the acceptor substrate, thereby forming a circuit trace in ohmic contact with the semiconductor material,
wherein the optical assembly is configured to generate the pulses of laser radiation so as to form the circuit trace with a contact resistance, without annealing of the circuit trace, that is less than 0.2 m?·cm2 between the metal and the semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,192,971

POLYMER ON GRAPHENE

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A graphene transistor comprising:a substrate;
a layer of graphene on the substrate;
a layer of dielectric polymer comprising poly(phenylene oxide) on the graphene layer; and
a top gate above the polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,915

OPTICAL SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. An optical sensor, comprising:a sensing layer comprising an active area, a shading area around the active area, and a peripheral area around the shading area;
a first shading filter disposed on the shading area; and
a second shading filter disposed on the first shading filter,
wherein one of the first shading filter and the second shading filter extends from the shading area and is disposed over the active area, and
wherein when a light beam is emitted to the shading area, the second shading filter is configured to block a first component of the light beam, and the first shading filter is configured to block a second component of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,192,590

DIFFERENTIAL VOLTAGE GENERATOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A differential voltage generator comprising:a voltage input;
a first offset element and a second offset element connected to the voltage input;
a first output connected to the first offset element;
a second output connected to the second offset element and to the voltage input, wherein the voltage input is capable of receiving an initial target voltage and providing the initial target voltage to the first offset element and the second offset element, the first offset element includes first transistors, the second offset element includes second transistors, each of the first transistors is capable of changing the initial target voltage by a different incremental amount to change the initial target voltage to an altered target voltage, the second transistors are capable of removing a current generated by the first transistors thereby causing an opposite current and leaving the initial target voltage unaffected on the second output, each of the first transistors has a corresponding pair transistor in the second transistors that causes the same current flow, the first output is capable of outputting the altered target voltage, and the second output is capable of outputting the initial target voltage; and
a multiplexor connected to the first transistors and the second transistors, the multiplexor is capable of selecting, in response to selection signals, pairs of the first transistors and the second transistors that generate the same current.

US Pat. No. 10,192,034

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL STRATEGY FOR THERAPEUTIC PHARMACIES

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method for integrated management of stratification and clinical scoring of patients with a three tiered architecture to route a prescription for a tangible prescription drug to an appropriate pharmacy, comprising:receiving, at a first processor of an analytic engine, a pharmaceutical prescription associated with a patient remote from a prescriber device and a pharmacy device;
converting the received pharmaceutical prescription to a warehouse server request using an intermediate server;
downloading, on a second processor remote from the pharmacy device using the warehouse server request, a first set of rules, a second set of rules, a medical record and a plurality of prescription claims for the patient, wherein downloading includes accessing a central fact table that links to a plurality of physical claim tables, the central fact table storing having a reduced data set related to plurality of prescription claims for the patient and reference pointers, the plurality of physical claim tables including a client subject table storing client reference data, a drug table storing drug reference data, a patient table storing patient reference data, and a provider table storing practitioner reference data, wherein the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, and the provider table;
analyzing with the first set of rules, on the second processor remote from the pharmacy device, the medical record and the plurality of prescription claims accessed through the central fact table from at least the drug table and the patient table to stratify the patient into a disease category, wherein the first set of rules to have the central fact table to access at least one of the reference pointers point to the client subject table, the drug table, the patient table, the provider table or combinations thereof to display dynamically at least one of a plurality of service type selections and routing a prescription;
dynamically scoring, on the second processor using the second set of rules, a patient clinical score based on the plurality of prescription claims, the medical record, formulary information, and patient health insurance information from the drug table and the patient table, along with an indication of risk for the patient taking a medication associated with the pharmaceutical prescription;
storing the patient clinical score remote from the pharmacy device in a warehouse server;
routing, from a third processor using a third set of rules, the pharmaceutical prescription to a therapeutic pharmacy among a network of therapeutic pharmacies based on the disease category and the patient clinical score, each therapeutic pharmacy within the network of therapeutic pharmacies being established in accordance with a particular disease category for the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription to fill and dispense a drug for the pharmaceutical prescription, wherein routing includes:
dynamically monitoring a workload of each therapeutic pharmacy in the network of therapeutic pharmacies and each worker in the therapeutic pharmacy,
computing a utility score of the therapeutic pharmacy based on the dynamically monitored workload, wherein the utility score represents a current work load, time to complete a candidate schedule, and value of filling prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy, wherein the value of filling prescription represents a productivity rate to perform operations of filling pharmaceutical prescription under the current work load, and the candidate schedule, and
dynamically optimizing a prescription fulfillment using the utility score and the clinical score to assign the pharmaceutical prescription to the therapeutic pharmacy; and
filling and dispensing a tangible drug for the pharmaceutical prescription at the therapeutic pharmacy that received the routed, pharmaceutical prescription using a protocol for the particular disease category and a prescribed drug in which the therapeutic pharmacy has established the protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,191,826

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING AN ANTICIPATED DATA INTEGRITY CHECK

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for providing an anticipated data integrity check, the method comprising:generating a test message including an anticipated data integrity check value (ADICV), wherein the ADICV is computed using at least one expected value based on at least one expected modification to at least one actual value in the test message by at least one system under test (SUT), wherein the ADICV is computed and inserted in the test message prior to the test message being sent to the at least one SUT for modification;
sending the test message to the at least one SUT;
receiving, from the at least one SUT, a modified version of the test message, wherein the modified version of the test message includes the ADICV; and
determining whether the at least one SUT operates as expected by analyzing the modified version of the test message using the ADICV.

US Pat. No. 10,189,855

PRODRUGS OF FUMARATES AND THEIR USE IN TREATING VARIOUS DISEASES

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method of treating a multiple sclerosis or psoriasis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (Ib):
wherein:
A?is a pharmaceutically acceptable anion;
R1 is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl;
La is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl linker,
R3? is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl; and
R2 and R3 are each, independently, H, unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-C6 alkenyl, or unsubstituted C2-C6 alkynyl.

US Pat. No. 10,188,488

SCREWLESS DENTAL IMPLANT CONNECTION

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A dental restoration system comprising:a driver tool including a driving head;
an implant having a tip, a cylindrical body and an open end having an annular shoulder, the cylindrical body including a retention component chamber having a retention component wall;
a retention component seated in the retention component chamber of the implant, the retention component including a driver section for interfacing with the driving head of the driver tool and a dental component engagement section with a threaded surface, wherein the threaded surface is an interior surface of the retention component;
a dental component including a retention component interface surface with threads and a bore therethrough, wherein the threads on the retention component interface is an external surface of the dental component; and
wherein the dental component engages the retention component via the threaded surface of the dental component engagement section interlocks with the threads of the retention component interface surface when the dental component is inserted in the implant, the driving head of the driver tool engaging the driver section of the retention component to allow rotation of the retention component via the driver tool to engage the dental component apically such that the retention component moves, relative to the implant, in a coronal direction toward the annular shoulder as the dental component moves, relative to the implant, in an apical direction toward the tip, the retention component contacting the retention component wall and the dental component contacting the annular shoulder of the open end of the implant when the dental component is fully attached to the implant.
US Pat. No. 10,190,000

SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING A PLURALITY OF COATING COMPOSITIONS HAVING PREDETERMINED VOC CONTENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SUCH SYSTEMS

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A three-component system for producing a plurality of coating compositions, the plurality of coating compositions having a predetermined VOC content, the three-component system comprising the following components that are stored separate from one another:1) a binder solution comprising a resin and a solvent;
2) reducer consisting of at least 96 wt.-% solvent and optionally a resin; and
3) least three temperature adjusters 3a), 3b), and 3c), which are stored separate from one another, wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters comprises a resin and has the predetermined VOC content or less, and wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters comprises a different solvent or a different amount of a solvent compared to the others of the at least three temperature adjusters,
whereby a coating composition formed from a mixture of components 1) and 2) and one of the at least three temperature adjusters 3a)-3c) is configured for application within a different ambient temperature range,
wherein temperature adjuster 3a) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is configured for application within a first temperature range having a first lower temperature and a first upper temperature, wherein temperature adjuster 3b) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is designed for application within a second temperature range having a second lower temperature that is greater than the first lower temperature and a second upper temperature that is greater than the first upper temperature, and wherein temperature adjuster 3c) comprises an amount and type of solvent that is designed for application within a third temperature range having a third lower temperature that is greater than the second lower temperature and a third upper temperature that is greater than the second upper temperature, and
wherein each of the at least three temperature adjusters 3a)-3c) has no less than 1 wt. % solids based on a total weight of the temperature adjuster and no more than 14 wt. % solids based on the total weight of the temperature adjuster.

US Pat. No. 10,194,552

DIE CAST ENCLOSURE WITH INTEGRAL SPRING CONTACT

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. An enclosure for holding a printed circuit board and comprising:a housing portion of metal containing magnesium and formed by a semi-solid metal casting process and including a wall defining an opening to form a first spring arm;
said first spring arm including a tabular portion with a first contact pad integrally formed therewith; and
said first spring arm being elastically deformable to provide a contact pressure biasing said first contact pad in physical and electrical contact with the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,194,513

LIGHT FIXTURE AS AN ACCESS POINT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of light fixture components used in an operation of a plurality of light fixtures; and
at least one controller that controls and communicates with the plurality of light fixture components,
wherein the at least one controller, subsequent to initial operation of the plurality of light fixtures, is further communicably coupled with a first independent component, wherein the first independent component is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures, wherein a first communication transmitted between the at least one controller and the first independent component comprises information that is unassociated with the operation of the plurality of light fixtures,
wherein the first independent component, when introduced, is unknown to the at least one controller, and
wherein the first independent component, after being introduced, is known to the at least one controller.

US Pat. No. 10,194,431

WIRELESS DEVICE LOCATION SERVICES

Wireless Future Technolog...

1. A user equipment comprising:a receiver and a processor configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) signal including uplink (UL) sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration information; and
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) message to initiate transmission of UL SRSs; and
the processor and a transmitter configured to transmit UL SRSs in a time and frequency pattern based on the UL SRS configuration information and the SPS message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,225

STRAP ARM OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO PORT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a front rigid body;
a strap arm attached to a strap that secures the front rigid body to a user's head, the strap arm including:
a body portion defining a boss at a side of the body portion, the boss having an aperture, the boss rotatably connecting the strap arm to the front rigid body, the body portion further defining an audio passage to transmit sound from the aperture and an audio port to output the sound, the audio passage being defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port; and
a speaker positioned to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,676

PILOT ALLOCATION METHOD FOR MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM AND PILOT ALLOCATION APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method for a multi-antenna system, wherein the multi-antenna system comprises L cells, and each cell comprises a base station with M antennas and K single-antenna users, the method comprising:determining, by a system comprising a processor, a first number of pilots to be allocated and a second number of training cycles at least according to a third number of users in each cell; and
determining a pilot allocation scheme of the each cell according to the first number of pilots to be allocated and the second number of training cycles;
the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprising:
determining first pilots allocated for users in the l-th cell used during each training cycle of the training cycles, and during each training cycle, allocating second pilots of at least the k-th user of the l-th cell to different users in other cells of the multi-antenna system,
wherein L, M and K are positive integers, l=(0, . . . , L?1), and k=(0, . . . , K?1),
wherein the first number of pilots to be allocated K? is a prime number not less than Kmax, and Kmax indicates the third number of users in a cell with most users in the multi-antenna system,
wherein the second number of training cycles B?Kmax,
wherein the determining the pilot allocation scheme of the each cell comprises allocating pilots for users in the each cell according to the following:
andwherein Al is a pilot allocation matrix of the l-th cell, the [b,k] element of Al is an index corresponding to pilots allocated to the k-th user of the l-th cell during the b-th training cycle, and b=(0, . . . , B?1).

US Pat. No. 10,193,463

INSULATED DC/DC CONVERTER

VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROL...

1. An isolated DC/DC converter comprising an isolated circuit having:a first arm having a first switch, in series with a second switch;
a magnetic component having two primary circuits and a secondary circuit that are separated by at least one electrical isolation barrier, said magnetic component being configured so as, during the conversion of an input voltage of the isolated DC/DC converter into an output voltage, to operate as a transformer from the primary circuits to the secondary circuit and as an impedance that stores energy in the primary circuits, and in which:
the first arm comprises a first capacitance in series with the two switches and situated between the two switches,
one of said primary circuits, called the second primary circuit, is connected between a first end terminal of the first arm and the connection point, called the second connection point, between the second switch of the first arm and the first capacitance, the first end terminal of the first arm corresponding to the terminal of the first switch that is not connected to the first capacitance; and
the other primary circuit, called the first primary circuit, is connected between a second end terminal of the first arm and the connection point, called the first connection point, between the first switch and the first capacitance, the second end terminal of the first arm corresponding to the terminal of the second switch that is not connected to the first capacitance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,347

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED BURST MODE DURING POWER CONVERSION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method for converting DC input power into AC output power comprising:operating a DC-AC inverter in a continuous mode, while the DC input power is at a first level, wherein during the continuous mode the DC input power is continuously converted into AC output power and applied to an AC power grid; and
upon detecting the DC input power is at a second level, operating the DC-AC inverter in a first burst mode, wherein during the first burst mode a first period of energy storage is immediately followed by a burst of AC output current generated for half of a particular grid cycle and immediately followed by a second period of energy storage, wherein each of the first and the second periods of energy storage lasts an integer number of grid voltage periods during which the DC-AC inverter does not generate any output power.

US Pat. No. 10,193,274

ELECTRONICS MODULE EXTRACTION FEEDBACK SYSTEM

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. An assembly for attaching and detaching a module to and from a base, the assembly comprising:a base, a module removably attachable to the base, and a feedback system;
the base comprising a rigid wall and the module comprising a housing defining an interior volume of the housing, the housing comprising a rigid outer wall, the housing wall relatively movable against the base wall when attaching and detaching the module to or from the base, the base wall and the housing wall cooperatively guiding said relative movement of the module with respect to the base along a first longitudinal axis;
the feedback system comprising a spring arm and a groove, the spring arm attached to one of the base wall and the housing wall, the groove in the other of the base wall and the housing wall, the spring arm being elastically deflectable from a neutral state of the spring arm, the spring arm comprising a follower at an end of the spring arm, the groove extending along a second longitudinal axis being parallel with the first axis when the base wall and the housing wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the groove being defined by a sidewall extending along the second axis, first and second spaced-apart cams extending into the groove from the sidewall;
the follower being received in the groove when the module wall and the base wall are guiding relative movement of the module with respect to the base, the follower moving in an insertion direction with respect to the groove when attaching the module to the base and moving in an extraction direction with respect to the groove when detaching the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the first cam and then moving against the second cam when detaching an attached module from the base wherein each cam deflects the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during detachment of the module from the base;
the follower successively moving against the second cam and then moving against the first cam when attaching a detached module to the base wherein each cam displaces the spring arm away from the neutral state of the spring arm during attachment of the module to the base;
whereby deflection of the spring arm during attachment or detachment of the module generates tactile feedback to the operator of the relative position of the module with respect to the base during attachment or detachment of the module to or from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,245

CONDUCTOR TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A conductor terminal comprising:at least one insulating-material housing;
at least one contact insert arranged at least partially in the insulating-material housing and having at least one contact piece and at least one clamping spring, the contact piece, together with the clamping spring, forms at least one conductor clamping point for an electrical conductor to be contacted via the conductor terminal, the electrical conductor being adapted to be acted upon at the conductor clamping point by a spring force of the clamping spring;
at least one actuating lever pivotably supported in the insulating-material housing for actuating the clamping spring, the actuating lever being adapted to be pivoted from a closed position into an open position and vice versa relative to the insulating-material housing and/or the contact piece,
wherein the electrical conductor inserted into the conductor terminal is not acted upon by the spring force of the clamping spring at the conductor clamping point at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported in a floating manner and is supported at least partially on the contact piece at least in the open position,
wherein the actuating lever is supported on an upper section of the contact piece, and
wherein a conductor reception chamber, for receiving the electrical conductor to be contacted, is arranged between the upper section and a contact point of the contact piece, wherein at the contact point, the conductor clamping point is formed together with an end region of the clamping spring.

US Pat. No. 10,193,207

SUBSTRATE FOR SUPPORTING ANTENNA PATTERN AND ANTENNA USING SAME

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A substrate for supporting an antenna pattern, comprising:a porous anodic oxide layer having a plurality of pores formed by anodizing metal;
a first metal pattern formed on the porous anodic oxide layer; and
a second metal pattern formed so as to surround at least a part of the first metal pattern;
wherein metallic materials are filled in the pores positioned below the first and second metal patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,193,203

STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR INTERCONNECTS AND ASSOCIATED ALIGNMENT AND ASSEMBLY MECHANISMS FOR AND BETWEEN CHIPS, COMPONENTS, AND 3D SYSTEMS

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

13. A microstructure, comprising:a first microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the first microstructural element, the first microstructural element having a first mating edge;
a second microstructural element having a plurality of fused layers of a material, each layer parallel to an upper surface of the second microstructural element, the second microstructural element having a second mating edge, the second mating edge disposed adjacent the first mating edge; and
a jumper having a plurality of fused layers of a material, the jumper disposed at the upper surfaces of the first and second microstructural elements at a location spanning the first and second mating edges and attached to each of the first and second microstructural elements to join the first and second microstructural elements to one another, wherein the first microstructural element includes an opening disposed therein in registration with a corresponding feature of the jumper.

US Pat. No. 10,192,847

RAPID COOLING SYSTEM FOR A BOND HEAD HEATER

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A bond head, comprising:an insulation block;
a heater plate attached to the insulation block and a collet located on the heater plate for holding a semiconductor device, the heater plate being operative to heat the semiconductor device that is held by the collet; and
a flow generation plate that is detachably mounted between the insulation block and the heater plate which is configured to direct cooling gas from the insulation block onto the heater plate so as to rapidly cool the heater plate;
wherein the flow generation plate is clamped between the insulation block and the heater plate such that a first planar surface of the flow generation plate faces the insulation block and a second planar surface of the flow generation plate that is opposite to the first planar surface faces the heater plate.

US Pat. No. 10,192,739

LAYERED SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE WITH REDUCED BOW HAVING A GROUP III NITRIDE LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IT

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A layered semiconductor substrate comprisinga) a monocrystalline first layer (1) containing at least 80% silicon and having a first thickness and a first lattice constant (a1), the first lattice constant (a1) being determined by a first dopant element and a first dopant concentration and
b) a monocrystalline second layer (2) containing at least 80% silicon and having a second thickness and a second lattice constant (a2), the second lattice constant (a2) being determined by a second dopant element and a second dopant concentration, the second layer (2) being in direct contact with the first layer, and
c) a monocrystalline third layer (4) comprising a group III nitride, such that the second layer is located between the first layer and the third layer,wherein the second lattice constant (a2) is larger than the first lattice constant (a1), wherein the crystal lattice of the first layer (1) and the second layer (2) are lattice-matched so that the second layer (2) is strained, and wherein the bow of the layered semiconductor substrate is in the range from ?50 ?m to 50 ?m, andwherein the first and second dopant elements are identical and have a smaller covalent atomic radius than silicon, or wherein the first and second dopant element is antimony, or wherein the first dopant element has a smaller covalent atomic radius than silicon and the second dopant element has a larger covalent atomic radius than silicon.

US Pat. No. 10,192,676

NOISE FILTER, MULTISTAGE-CONNECTION LC FILTER, AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, M...

11. A multistage-connection LC filter comprising: a plurality of noise filters and a plurality of Y-capacitors, whereinthe plurality of noise filters comprising a plurality of inductor elements connected with one another in series, wherein
each of the inductor elements comprises: a ring-shaped magnetic core; a winding wound around the magnetic core; and a ground terminal disposed between the magnetic core and the winding, the ground terminal being connected to a ground,
the ground terminal comprises a conductive part that surrounds at least a part of an outer periphery of the magnetic core, and
each of the plurality of inductor elements is disposed on a respective one of a plurality of support members, and
the plurality of inductor elements and the plurality of Y-capacitors are alternately connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,192,310

OPERATING A COMPUTING DEVICE BY DETECTING ROUNDED OBJECTS IN AN IMAGE

Sphero, Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A computing device comprising:an image capturing device;
a display screen;
one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the computing device to:
capture image data using the image capturing device;
process the image data to identify a brightness gradient indicating a spherical object, wherein the brightness gradient corresponds to a vector having a direction corresponding to an increased brightness level of a plurality of pixels; and
identify a center of the spherical object in the image data in part by marking a point with a highest brightness level along the brightness gradient.

US Pat. No. 10,192,282

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSLUCENCY CALCULATION

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An information processing device comprising:a translucency cache memory configured to store a translucency value for rendering a translucent image of one of a band image and a rectangular image;
a double data rate (DDR) image memory configured to store a multi-valued image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image
a memory control circuit connected to the translucency cache memory and the DDR image memory via different respective connections;
a translucent image rendering circuit configured to render the translucent image of the one of the band image and the rectangular image, using the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory and the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory;
a page group processing circuit configured to execute translucency calculation on the one of the band image and the rectangular image based on the multi-valued image stored in the DDR image memory, the translucency value stored in the translucency cache memory, and fixed values corresponding to a recording medium;
a color conversion circuit configured to execute a color conversion process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the translucency calculation; and
a halftone processing circuit configured to execute a halftone process on the one of the band image and the rectangular image subjected to the color conversion process,
wherein the memory control circuit is configured to control reading and writing of the translucency value in the translucency cache memory and reading and writing of the multi-valued image in the DDR image memory via the different respective connections, the translucency value has an information amount less than an information amount of the multi-valued image, the translucency value is read and written more frequently than the multi-valued image, and the translucency value takes less time to be read than the multi-valued image.

US Pat. No. 10,192,220

INTEGRATED ONLINE AND OFFLINE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Square, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for managing unified inventory between online stores and physical stores, comprising:storing, at an inventory management system, an inventory of items for sale, the inventory of items including:
(i) an offline inventory of items associated with a merchant, the offline inventory of items including a first item that is associated with a first flag in a database indicating that the first item is designated for sale at a physical store where a buyer can visit personally, and
(ii) an online inventory of items associated with the merchant, the online inventory of items including a second item that is associated with a second flag in the database indicating that the second item is designated for sale via an online store accessible by online buyers using a buyer application program or a web browser;
providing, by the inventory management system via a network, a first list of items in the inventory of items to a merchant device located at the physical store for display to the merchant at the physical store, wherein the first list of items includes a record of the first item but either excludes a record of the second item or includes the record of the second item and an indicator that the second item is not for sale at the physical store;
providing, by the inventory management system via the network, a second list of items in the inventory of items to a server of the online store for serving to the buyer application program or the web browser, wherein the second list of items includes a record of the second item but either excludes a record of the first item or includes a record of the first item and an indicator that the first item is not for sale via the online store;
providing, by the inventory management system, and to the merchant device via the network, a graphical user interface (GUI) for designating items for sale at one or more of the online store or the physical store, the GUI including at least:
a first representation of the first item designated for sale at the physical store where the buyer can visit personally;
a second representation of the second item designated for sale at the online store;
a first graphical element, selection of which, causes the first item to be listed for sale at the online store; and
a second graphical element, selection of which, causes the first item to be listed for view at the online store, wherein the first item can be viewed through the online store and purchased at the physical store of the merchant;
receiving, by the inventory management system, and from the merchant device, an indication of a first input associated with a selection of the first representation of the first item;
receiving, by the inventory management system, and from the merchant device, a notification of a second input associated with a selection of the first graphical element or the second graphical element;
based at least in part on receiving the indication and the notification, synchronizing, by the inventory management system, the online inventory of items and the offline inventory of items based at least in part on:
associating the second flag with the first item indicating that the first item is designated for sale via the online store; and
generating, based at least in part on associating the second flag with the first item, an updated second list of items including at least the record of the first item and the record of the second item;
providing, by the inventory management system via the network, the updated second list of items to the server of the online store; and
causing the first item to be listed for sale via the online store.

US Pat. No. 10,191,883

INTER-INTEGRATED CIRCUIT BUS ARBITRATION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AVOIDING HOST CONFLICT

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. An inter-integrated circuit bus arbitration system comprising:a first master circuit having a first clock line and a first data line, and configured to control voltages of the first clock line and the first data line according to data to be transmitted;
a second master circuit having a second clock line and a second data line, and configured to control voltages of the second clock line and the second data line according to the data to be transmitted;
an analog switch circuit coupled to the first master circuit, the second master circuit, an external clock line and an external data line, and configured to establish an electrical connection between the first clock line and the external clock line and an electrical connection between the first data line and the external data line when receiving a first control signal, and establish an electrical connection between the second clock line and the external clock line and an electrical connection between the second data line and the external data line when receiving a second control signal;
an initial state identification circuit, coupled to the first master circuit and the second master circuit, and configured to generate a first initial pulse signal when the first data line changes from a high voltage level to a low voltage level and the first clock line of the first master circuit is kept at the high voltage level, and generate a second initial pulse signal when the second data line changes from the high voltage level to the low voltage level and the second clock line is kept at the high voltage level, the initial state identification circuit comprising:
a first D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the first clock line, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the first data line, and an output terminal;
a second D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the output terminal of the first D flip-flop, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the first data line, and an output terminal;
a first exclusive OR gate having a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the first D flip-flop, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the second D flip-flop, and an output terminal;
a first pulse generator configured to generate the first initial pulse signal according to a voltage of the output terminal of the first exclusive OR gate;
a third D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the second clock line, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the second data line, and an output terminal;
a fourth D flip-flop having a data terminal coupled to the output terminal of the third D flip-flop, a falling edge clock terminal coupled to the second data line, and an output terminal;
a second exclusive OR gate having a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the third D flip-flop, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the fourth D flip-flop, and an output terminal; and
a second pulse generator configured to generate the second initial pulse signal according to a voltage of the output terminal of the second exclusive OR gate; and
a selection control circuit coupled to the initial state identification circuit, and configured to generate the first control signal when the first initial pulse signal leads the second initial pulse signal, and generate the second control signal when the second initial pulse signal leads the first initial pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,757

SEAMLESS ADDRESS REASSIGNMENT VIA MULTI-TENANT LINKAGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system having a processor, and storage media with computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed by the processor, performs a method for deploying a pool of computing devices from a staged environment to a production environment, the system comprising:a first pool of two or more virtual machines associated with a single virtual Internet protocol address configured to provide a first version of a service;
a second pool of two or more virtual machines associated with the single virtual Internet protocol address configured to provide a second version of the service,
wherein the first pool of two or more virtual machines running the first version of a service and the second pool of two or more virtual machines running the second version of the service are simultaneously active to receive a request; and
a load-balancing component configured to:
1) receive from a client device a request for the service addressed to the single virtual Internet protocol address,
2) apply a routing policy that facilitates a testing of the second version of the service running on the second pool of two or more virtual machines, and
3) based on the routing policy, route the request to the second pool of two or more machines.

US Pat. No. 10,191,461

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING INPUT/OUTPUT UNITS OF A CONTROLLER

WAGO VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCH...

1. Controller comprising a control unit which communicates with at least one input and/or output unit via a data transmission channel for exchange of process data, whereinthe controller has predetermined power-saving process data for power-saving states of the input/output units assigned to the input/output units, and is adapted to access the predetermined power-saving process data instead of the exchanged process data when being in the power-saving state,
wherein the predetermined power-saving process data are assigned to individual channels of the at least one input and/or output unit, and
wherein the control unit is adapted, by means of the power-saving process data, to switch selected channels, with bus members connected thereto, of the input/output units into a power-saving state, by accessing the assigned predetermined power-saving process data for the selected channel instead of using process data of the respective channel in order to switch the input/output units and the bus members into a power-saving state,
wherein by defining power-saving profiles for individual channels particular bus members can be transferred into power-saving states without knowledge of the particular bus members, and
the switchover into the power-saving state for selected input/output units and their channels is carried out by activation of a predetermined power-saving profile.

US Pat. No. 10,191,043

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALIBRATING ILLUMINATION SOURCE OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST SYSTEM

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test system, comprising:a test strip that comprises a flow path for a fluid sample, a sample receiving zone coupled to the flow path, a label that specifically binds a target analyte, a detection zone coupled to the flow path and comprising a test region exposed for optical inspection and having an immobilized test reagent that specifically binds the target analyte, and at least one reference feature comprising an illumination source calibration region;
a reader comprising an illumination source operable to illuminate the test strip when the test strip is loaded in a port for receiving the test strip, the reader further comprising a detection system that is configured to obtain light intensity measurements from exposed regions of the test strip when the test strip is loaded in the port; and
a data analyzer comprising software configured to
process the light intensity measurements obtained by the reader,
determine an illumination source output measure from at least one light intensity measurement obtained from the illumination source calibration region,
generate a control signal calibrating the illumination source based on a comparison of the determined illumination source output measure to a reference value, and
adjust a light intensity output of the illumination source when the determined illumination source output measure is different than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,889

COUNTING SENSOR FOR COUNTING THE NUMBER OF REVOLUTIONS OR OF LINEAR DISPLACEMENTS OF AN OBJECT

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. Counting sensor for counting the number of revolutions or of linear displacements of an object, wherein the counting sensor comprises:one single Wiegand module, which is composed of a Wiegand wire having a coil which encloses the Wiegand wire;
at least one sensor element;
a processing electronics, which is connected to the sensor element and configured to evaluate an output signal that is output from the sensor element; and
a permanent magnet arrangement, which is movable relative to the Wiegand module in one direction as well as in a direction that is opposite to said one direction, wherein the permanent magnet arrangement is configured to be arranged at the object such that the permanent magnet arrangement performs the revolutions or the linear displacements together with the object; wherein:
upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said one direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates a voltage impulse, if a north pole or a south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a first position, and, upon movement of the permanent magnet arrangement in said opposite direction, the coil of the Wiegand module generates the voltage impulse, if the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at a second position that is different from the first position,
in an autonomous mode, in which the counting sensor is not supplied with outside energy, the processing electronics is supplied with energy that is provided by the Wiegand module,
the processing electronics is configured, after detecting the voltage impulse that is output from the Wiegand module, to
(i) obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor elements, direction information indicating whether the permanent magnet arrangement moves in said one direction or in said opposite direction, and (ii) to obtain, by an evaluation of the output signal of the sensor element or by a determination of the polarity of the voltage impulse that is generated by the coil of the Wiegand module, magnetic pole information indicating whether the north pole or the south pole of the permanent magnet arrangement is located at said first or said second position; and
a data storage for storing a value, which indicates the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements; wherein
the processing electronics is configured (i) to incorporate both the direction information and the magnetic pole information in a sequence, to determine the number of the revolutions or of the linear displacements of the object on the basis of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, and to store the corresponding value in the data storage, (ii) to perform, on the basis of the sequence of the direction information and the magnetic pole information, an error detection indicating whether one of the revolutions or one of the linear displacements of the object has not been detected partially or completely, and (iii) upon detection of the error, to determine a corresponding correction of said number and to correct said value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,753

SEALED AND SEALABLE SCALABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING FLEXIBLE LIGHT SHEETS AND RELATED METHODS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A system of lighting components for illuminating an arbitrary two-dimensional area, the system comprising:a plurality of assemblable illumination elements, each illumination element comprising:
a substrate;
first and second spaced-apart power conductors disposed over the substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting elements that are spaced apart and interconnected into one or more light-emitting strings, each light-emitting string (i) comprising a control element disposed over the substrate and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string and configured to provide a predetermined current to the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting string, (ii) comprising two or more of the light-emitting elements, (iii) having a first end electrically connected to the first power conductor, and (iv) having a second end electrically connected to the second power conductor; and
one or more electrical connectors each electrically coupled to at least one of the first or second power conductors,
wherein each illumination element has a different shape defined by a one-dimensional or two-dimensional contiguous arrangement of illumination unit cells, each illumination unit cell (i) being polygonal, (ii) encompassing at least one light-emitting string, and (ii) emitting light at a predetermined luminous flux density, such that the predetermined luminous flux density of each illumination element is within ±10% of the predetermined luminous flux density of any other illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,162

SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING (SCS) AND NUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES FOR SIGNAL CONFINEMENT SEQUENCING

Complete Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method for sequencing a target nucleic acid, comprising:a) providing a template nucleic acid immobilized on a surface, a primer, a polymerase, and a nucleotide analogue of the following structure:

 wherein
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
L is absent or a linking group;
R1 is a nucleoside base;
R2 is hydrogen or a blocking group;
B is a binding molecule; and
X is a detection label, wherein said detection label is quenched;
b) extending the primer by incorporating the nucleotide analogue;
c) providing a phosphatase to cleave between the binding molecule and the linking group or between the binding molecule and the terminal phosphate, thereby generating a fragment of (I) comprising the label and the binding molecule, wherein the label is unquenched;
d) binding the fragment to a capture element immobilized on a surface; and
e) detecting a fluorescence emission from the label of the fragment captured on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,827

RETINOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AS CHAPERONE-MEDIATED AUTOPHAGY MODULATORS AND USES THEREOF

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent, and a compound of formula (II), wherein formula (II) is
wherein
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R8 and R9 of formula (II) are independently H, hydroxyl, halogen, SH, NO2, CF3, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, OCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10,R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10,R11), N(R10,R11), or optionally substituted lower alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, COOH, COOR10, R10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R7 of formula (II) is H, hydroxyl, halogen, CF3, CN, OCF3, COOH, COOCH3, COOR10, COO(CH2)2Si(CH3)3, COOR10Si(CH3)3, NHCOCH3, C?C—CH2OH, C?C-R10-OH or optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroaralkyl, cyclic or heterocyclic; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, CH3, R10, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N-OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R10 and R11 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
X is CH2, C?O, NH, O, S or S?O; and Y is N or C;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,556

CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR AIRCRAFT DOOR

1. A system for opening a door of an aircraft, the system comprising:a connection assembly adapted to connect the door to a fuselage section of the aircraft, the connection assembly including:
a main hinge pivotally connected to the fuselage section; and
a link assembly connecting the door to the main hinge and pivotally connected to the fuselage section, the link assembly including one member slidingly and pivotally connected to the door; and
a latch mechanism between the door and the main hinge, the latch mechanism being adapted to be actuated,
wherein the system is adapted to move the door upwardly and inwardly along a predetermined path without moving the main hinge through movement of the latch mechanism and, subsequently, to pivot the door around a virtual pivot point located outside of the aircraft by moving the main hinge once the door has reached an end of the predetermined path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,208

HEADLAMP TRANSPORT DEVICE

HBPO GmbH, Lippstadt (DE...

1. A system for fastening at least one headlamp onto a motor vehicle front end, the system comprising:a) the at least one headlamp;
b) the motor vehicle front end; and
c) a transport holder,
wherein:
the at least one headlamp is movable from a transport position to an assembly position;
the at least one headlamp is fastened by means of the transport holder onto the front end in the transport position for transporting the front end during assembly of the motor vehicle;
the at least one headlamp is fastened to the front end in the assembly position after assembly of the motor vehicle;
the transport position is different from the assembly position; and
the transport holder is not active in maintaining the assembly position of the at least one headlamp.

US Pat. No. 10,188,643

COMPOSITIONS OF BUPRENORPHINE AND ? ANTAGONISTS

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A method of treating a depressive disorder selected from major depressive disorder, chronic depression, severe unipolar recurrent major depressive episodes, dysthymic disorder, depressive neurosis and neurotic depression, melancholic depression, atypical depression, reactive depression, treatment resistant depression, seasonal affective disorder and pediatric depression; premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hot flashes, bipolar disorders or manic depression, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymic disorder comprising administering a composition comprising a 1:1 ratio by weight of buprenorphine to Compound-1 to a patient in need thereof, wherein Compound-1 has the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,188,242

PARTITIONABLE PAPER PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A partitionable folded napkin product comprising:a base sheet having a basis weight of at least about 31 g/sq. meter;
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one fold in the machine direction; and
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one perforation line in the machine direction, MD;
wherein a ratio of a CD tensile strength of the paper to the tensile strength of a MD perforation line is from about 30% to about 70%; and
wherein at least one perforation line in the machine direction and the at least one fold in the machine direction are coextensive.
US Pat. No. 10,190,018

DI- AND MONO(METH)ACRYLATE BASED ORGANIC THIN FILM INK COMPOSITIONS

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A process of forming a polymeric thin film layer on a substrate, the method comprising:providing an inert processing environment;
providing an OLED device substrate;
providing an ink composition, the ink composition comprising:
40 wt. % to 60 wt. % polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate monomer, polyethylene glycol diacrylate monomer, or a combination thereof, wherein the polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate monomer and the polyethylene glycol diacrylate monomer have number average molecular weights in the range from about 230 g/mole to about 430 g/mole;
25 wt. % to 50 wt. % monoacrylate monomer, monomethacrylate monomer, or a combination thereof, having a viscosity in the range from about 10 cps to about 27 cps at 22° C.;
4 wt. % to 10 wt. % multifunctional acrylate crosslinking agent, a multifunctional methacrylate crosslinking agent, or a combination thereof; and
0.1 wt. % to 10 wt. % crosslinking photoinitiator,
the ink composition having a surface tension of between about 32 dynes/cm and about 45 dynes/cm at 22° C.;
printing a layer of the ink composition over a defined area of the substrate, and
curing the layer of printed ink, wherein an organic polymeric thin film is formed.
US Pat. No. 10,190,124

SUBSTITUTION MUTANT RECEPTORS AND THEIR USE IN A NUCLEAR RECEPTOR-BASED INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEM

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A method of modulating the expression of a gene in a host cell comprising the steps of:a) introducing into the host cell a gene expression modulation system comprising
i) a first polynucleotide that encodes a first polypeptide comprising: (1) a DNA-binding domain that recognizes a response element associated with a gene whose expression is to be modulated; and 2) a first nuclear receptor ligand binding domain; and
ii) a second polynucleotide that encodes a second polypeptide comprising: 1) a transactivation domain; and 2) a second nuclear receptor ligand binding domain;
wherein one of the first or second nuclear receptor ligand binding domains comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 wherein the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 has
a single amino acid substitution mutation at amino acid residue 20, 21, 48, 51, 58, 59, 61, 62, 92, 93, 95, 109, 120, 123, 125, 175, 223, 230, 234, or 238 of SEQ ID NO: 1;
b) introducing into the host cell a ligand;
wherein the gene to be modulated is a component of a gene expression cassette comprising:
i) a response element recognized by the DNA binding domain;
ii) a promoter that is activated by the transactivation domain; and
iii) a gene whose expression is to be modulated;
whereby upon introduction of the ligand into the host cell, expression of the gene of b) iii) is modulated.

US Pat. No. 10,194,562

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING CONDENSATION IN A LIQUID COOLED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:an information technology node including a heat-generating component;
a liquid manifold in thermally-conductive contact with the heat-generating component;
a valve to couple facility cooling water to the liquid manifold;
a first temperature sensor to provide first temperature information specifying a temperature of air entering the information handling system;
a humidity sensor to provide humidity information specifying a humidity of the air entering the information handling system;
a second temperature sensor indicating a temperature of the facility cooling water; and
a processor configured to:
determine a dew point temperature based on the first temperature information and the humidity information; and
activate a condensation mitigation procedure if a difference between the temperature of the facility cooling water and the dew point temperature is less than a first threshold value stored at the information handling system, the condensation mitigation procedure to reduce a flow-rate of the facility cooling water to the liquid manifold using the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,194,504

LIGHTING SYSTEM

1. A lighting system comprisingat least one light-emitting diode,
a monitoring output, at which a fault signal is present in the case of a defect in the light-emitting diode during operation of the lighting system,
a switch for switching a connection between a current source and the light-emitting diode, and
a comparator which is coupled with the monitoring output and the switch, wherein
the current source is disconnected from the light-emitting diode in an activated state of the switch, and
the comparator is configured to switch the switch into the activated state when the fault signal is present at the monitoring output.

US Pat. No. 10,194,457

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROACTIVE ALLOCATION OF UPLINK RESOURCES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for proactive allocation of uplink transmission resources to a wireless device, wherein the wireless device transmits periodic uplink data traffic, the method being performed in a radio access node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:estimating a transmission phase for the periodic uplink data traffic by, for two or more transmission periods, adjusting timing of an uplink transmission resource allocation for the wireless device in a subsequent transmission period depending on whether an uplink transmission resource allocated in a previous transmission period was used by the wireless device or not; and
proactively allocating uplink transmission resources to the wireless device, such that a timing of the proactively allocated uplink transmission resources matches the estimated transmission phase,
wherein estimating the transmission phase further comprises allocating a first and second uplink transmission resource in each transmission period, and adjusting a timing of the first and/or the second uplink transmission resource allocation depending on which of the uplink transmission resources allocated in a previous transmission period was used by the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,408

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL BEAMS FOR INITIAL TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SATELLITE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS LL...

1. A method for establishing a virtual beam for timing synchronization in a satellite communication network, the method comprising:estimating, by an electronic controller, a maximum satellite position error associated with an estimated position of a satellite of the satellite communication network within a satellite location space;
estimating, by the controller, a maximum remote unit position error associated with estimated position of a remote unit that is configured to communicate with the satellite of the satellite communication network, including estimating a gateway travel time error pertaining to an estimated travel time of a signal between the satellite and a gateway of the satellite communication network;
establishing, by the controller, a size of the virtual beam based on the maximum satellite position error, the maximum remote unit position error, and the gateway travel time error; and
creating, with the electronic controller, a virtual map for the virtual beam.

US Pat. No. 10,194,321

PERIODIC MOBILE FORENSICS

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method for analyzing data on a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:for each of the plurality of mobile devices:
scanning current data in memory on a respective mobile device and generating a plurality of hash values based on the current data, wherein each hash value is generated for a respective block of data of the current data,
identifying, using a processor of the respective mobile device, a plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device based on a previous scan of the respective mobile device by identifying changes in the plurality of hash values relative to hash values generated in the previous scan and marking offsets for blocks of data having changed hash values in a database,
after identifying the plurality of changes and marking the offsets for the plurality of changes, querying the marked offsets to collect information about the plurality of changes,
storing the information about the plurality of changes in the current data at the respective mobile device, wherein the information comprises at least one block of data having at least one changed bit and a location within the current data of the at least one block of data having the at least one changed bit,
sending the information to a server,
reconstructing the current data of the respective mobile device at the server based on the information about the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device and baseline data, wherein the baseline data is a single image representing an initial state of the plurality of mobile devices stored at the server, and
analyzing the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device at the server by comparing the reconstructed current data of the respective mobile device to reconstructed data of the respective mobile device based on the previous scan of the respective mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,032

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-EAR CANAL SOUND SUPPRESSION

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A method of conferencing, the method comprising:initiating a conference call from a first communication device with two or more communication devices different from the first communication device;
selecting to suppress a voice communication of at least one communication device of the two or more communication devices on the conference call, wherein a modified electronic signal is generated with the at least one communication device so that the voice communication from the at least one communication device is inaudible;
sending the modified electronic signal to at least one of the two or more communication devices different from the first communication device;
delivering audio content corresponding to the conference call to the first communication device by way of an Ear Canal Receiver (ECR) to produce an acoustic audio content;
capturing, at the first communication device, the acoustic audio content including the voice communication by way of an Ear Canal Microphone (ECM) of the first communication device, wherein the ECM provides an electronic internal signal based on the acoustic audio content including the voice communication of the at least one communication device of the two or more communication devices on the conference call; and
suppressing the voice communication from a predetermined channel in the electronic internal signal thereby generating the modified electronic signal wherein the electronic internal signal and a reference signal couples to an adaptive filter to generate the modified electronic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,021

METHOD, MEDIUM FOR OBTAINING CALL RECORDS OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A method for obtaining call records of a mobile terminal that are missed during the mobile terminal is offline or shutdown, the method comprising:sending, after the mobile terminal is recovered from offline or shutdown, a record obtaining message to a server, the record obtaining message comprising a starting time and an ending time of the offline or shutdown of the mobile terminal and a telephone number of the mobile terminal;
obtaining, according to the record obtaining message, one or more outgoing call records of contacts associated with the telephone number of the mobile terminal from the server;
obtaining, from the outgoing call records of the contacts, a missed incoming call record of the mobile terminal; and
inserting the missed incoming call record into call records of the mobile terminal according to a call time of the missed incoming call.

US Pat. No. 10,193,742

SELECTING A CORRECTIVE ACTION FOR A NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEM BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations comprising:identifying a first network connection problem in a current environment associated with a first set of one or more conditions;
determining that a second network connection problem, with a second set of one or more conditions that is within a particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a first corrective action;
determining that a third network connection problem, with a third set of one or more conditions that is within the particular range of the first set of one or more conditions, was corrected by an application of a second corrective action;
determining a first success rate associated with the first corrective action, wherein the first success rate is based on both (a) a number of times that the first corrective action was successful for a set of network connection problems and (b) a number of times that the first corrective action was attempted for the set of network connection problems;
selecting the first corrective action, rather than the second corrective action, for application to the first network connection problem, based on at least the first success rate associated with the first corrective action; and
applying the first corrective action to correct the first network connection problem.

US Pat. No. 10,193,335

RADIO FREQUENCY SURGE PROTECTOR WITH MATCHED PISTON-CYLINDER CAVITY SHAPE

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

10. A surge protector comprising:a housing defining a cavity and having an axis, a first axial end, and a second axial end;
a first center conductor positioned within the cavity at the first axial end of the housing and a second center conductor positioned within the cavity at the second axial end of the housing;
an inner coupler positioned within the cavity, having a shaft, and being coupled to the first center conductor;
an outer coupler positioned within the cavity, having an inner surface that defines a volume for receiving at least a portion of the shaft of the inner coupler, and being coupled to the second center conductor;
a first dielectric material positioned between the shaft and the inner surface;
a first spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the first center conductor and an outer curve; and
a second spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the second center conductor and an outer curve, such that the inner coupler and the outer coupler are each at least partially positioned axially between the first spiral inductor and the second spiral inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,068

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SPECIFICALLY DIMENSIONED THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, AND TRANSISTOR ARRAY

DIS Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure satisfying a relation of L<5 ?m, the method comprising a process of forming a streak portion by performing transfer printing on a support using a release member which is provided with an ink streak portion for forming source and drain electrodes and has mold releasability, and baking the streak portion, to thereby form the source electrode constituted by a conductor and the drain electrode constituted by a conductor,wherein in the method of manufacturing the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure in which the source and drain electrodes obtained above, a semiconductor layer, an insulator layer, and a gate electrode constituted by a conductor are sequentially laminated in this order, when an electrode width of a narrowest portion in an electrode having a small electrode width out of the source electrode and the drain electrode, after the baking, in a laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure to be manufactured is set to A and a channel length thereof is set to L, the ink streak portion is provided so as to satisfy the condition of L/A?0.05;
wherein the ink streak portion is formed so that electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes, after baking, in the laminated cross section of the thin film transistor having a top gate bottom contact structure become the same and both the electrode thicknesses of the source and drain electrodes are set to be equal to or less than 100 nm; and
wherein all of the semiconductor layer, the insulator layer, and the gate electrode are formed by a method selected from the group consisting of an ink jet printing method, a screen printing method, a gravure printing method, a flexographic printing method, a gravure offset printing method, a relief offset printing method, a reverse printing method.

US Pat. No. 10,192,588

METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR TAGGING AN OBJECT IN A VIDEO

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A method for tagging an object in a video, comprising:playing a video, wherein the video has a plurality of frames and the plurality of frames have a plurality of first frames showing a plurality of objects;
selecting a target object in a playing frame of the plurality of frames by a cursor, wherein the playing frame is one of the first frames, and the target object is one of the objects;
obtaining, from an object meta data, a plurality of bounding boxes that correspond to the target object and a plurality of timestamps that belong to the individual bounding boxes, wherein the timestamps correspond to the target frames of the first frames showing the objects respectively, and each target frame is the first frame showing the object identical to the target object;
showing a selectable area in the playing frame according to the bounding box corresponding to the timestamp of the playing frame;
generating at least one tag function item linking to the selectable area;
tagging the target frame for the timestamp belonging to each of the bounding boxes according to the bounding boxes when the one of the at least one tag function item is selected;
showing a sub timeline of the target object on a main timeline of the video according to the timestamps correspond to the target frames;
moving the cursor to a selected thumbnail image of a plurality of thumbnail images of the main timeline;
generating at least one timeline adjusting item, wherein the at least one timeline adjusting item comprises a mark-in item;
linking the at least one timeline adjusting item to the selected thumbnail image;
displaying the at least one timeline adjusting item;
receiving a selected signal of the mark-in item; and
resetting a start time and/or an end time of the sub timeline according to the selected signal and the selected thumbnail image.

US Pat. No. 10,192,514

DISPLAY DEVICE

Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.,...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising a display screen;
a color calibration module comprising a pivot end and a calibration end opposite to the pivot end, and
a sensor disposed on the calibration end,
wherein when the color calibration module rotates about the pivot end, the calibration end moves from a first position to a second position along a route unparallel to the display screen, and a distance between the second position and the display screen is shorter than a distance between the first position and the display screen, and
during the color calibration module rotates, a distance between the sensor and the pivot end is constant.