US Pat. No. 10,338,344

SMALL FORM FACTOR TELEPHOTO CAMERA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A telephoto lens system, comprising:a plurality of refractive lens elements arranged in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis of the telephoto lens system, wherein at least one surface of at least one of the plurality of lens elements is aspheric, wherein the plurality of lens elements include at least a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element with negative refractive power and having a concave object side surface, and a fourth lens element with negative refractive power and having a concave image side surface;
wherein the lens system has effective focal length f wherein total track length (TTL) of the lens system is 6.0 millimeters or less, and wherein telephoto ratio (TTL/f ) of the lens system is within a range of 0.74 to 1.0; and
wherein the lens system configured to refract light from an object field located in front of the first lens element to form an image at an image plane behind a last lens element of the plurality of lens elements.

US Pat. No. 10,336,746

RAD51 INHIBITORS

Cyteir Therapeutics, Inc....

1. A compound of the following structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,341,703

INTEGRATED AUDIENCE INTERACTION MEASUREMENTS FOR VIDEOS

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method, comprising:determining, for a video program, viewing patterns of a plurality of viewers of the video program;
for a threshold of the plurality of viewers having changing viewing patterns for the video program during broadcast of the video program:
determining if the threshold of the plurality of viewers having the changing viewing patterns are only associated with a local station broadcasting to a local geographical region;
responsive to the threshold of the plurality of viewers having the changing viewing patterns being only associated with a local geographical region:
transmitting, to a station managing the local geographical region,
instructions regarding at least one of video program outage and bit rate throughput issue for the video program.

US Pat. No. 10,342,005

METHODS FOR DETERMINING A HARQ-ACK CODEBOOK SIZE FOR A USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a Base Station, BS, the method comprising:determining a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request-Acknowledgement, HARQ-ACK, codebook size for a User Equipment, UE, based on data to be transmitted in a data transmission to the UE, the HARQ-ACK codebook size indicating a number of HARQ-ACK bits for the UE to encode for transmitting Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request, HARQ, feedback for the data transmission to the BS; wherein the data transmission to the UE is scheduled on a set of carriers comprised in a group of carriers;
transmitting an indication of the HARQ-ACK codebook size in a Downlink Assignment Index, DAI, field of a Downlink, DL, assignment to the UE comprises, transmitting, for the set of carriers, respective Downlink Control Information, DCI, messages, wherein each DCI message comprises the DAI field, wherein the indication of the HARQ-ACK codebook size transmitted in the DAI field of each DCI message indicates the same first value for the set of carriers; and
wherein the first value indicates an order by which the set of carriers comprised in the group is scheduled relative to a further group of carriers comprising a further set of carriers also scheduled for the data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,338,446

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING LOW RESISTANCE SOURCE AND DRAIN REGIONS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device comprising:a display portion including a plurality of scanning signal lines formed on an insulating substrate, a plurality of data signal lines crossing each of the scanning signal lines, and a plurality of pixel formation portions disposed in a matrix so as to correspond to intersections of the scanning signal lines and the data signal lines;
a scanning signal line driver circuit configured to sequentially activate and thereby select the scanning signal lines; and
a data signal line driver circuit configured to apply a voltage to the data signal lines in accordance with image data, wherein,
each of the pixel formation portions formed in the display portion includes:
a semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor layer formed on an insulating substrate;
a gate insulating film having tapering side surfaces and formed on the semiconductor layer;
a gate electrode having tapering side surfaces and formed on the gate insulating film;
a source region and a drain region formed in the semiconductor layer on opposite sides with respect to the gate electrode;
a silicon nitride film formed on the source region and the drain region of the semiconductor layer; and
a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer respectively in ohmic contact with the source region and the drain region, wherein,
the source region and the drain region are low-resistance regions formed through reduction caused by hydrogen contained in the silicon nitride film, and
the low-resistance region has a portion with a first length ranging from a first position on the semiconductor layer corresponding to an end of the gate insulating film to a region below the gate electrode, the first length being substantially equal to a second length ranging from the first position to a second position on the semiconductor layer corresponding to an end of the gate electrode; and
a pixel capacitor configured to hold the image data provided via the data signal line by the semiconductor device being switched between on and off states, and
the pixel capacitor is formed above the semiconductor device and includes a first electrode connected to the data signal line via the semiconductor device, a second electrode disposed opposite the first electrode, and an insulating layer sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,342,165

DATA CENTER COOLANT SWITCH

International Business Ma...

1. A system for cooling a data center, comprising:an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in said data center during a first mode of operation and during a second mode of operation;
an outdoor heat exchanger portion wherein outside air is used to cool a first heat transfer fluid present in at least said outdoor heat exchanger portion during said first mode of operation, said first heat transfer fluid being water and having a first freezing point;
a coolant switch arrangement configured to switch said outdoor heat exchanger portion to a second heat transfer fluid, in preparation for operation in said second mode of operation, said second heat transfer fluid being one of ethylene glycol and an ethylene glycol-water mixture and having a second freezing point lower than said first freezing point, said second freezing point being sufficiently low for said second heat transfer fluid not to freeze when an outdoor air temperature adjacent said outdoor heat exchanger portion drops below a first predetermined relationship with said first freezing point, said second heat transfer fluid has a higher viscosity than said first heat transfer fluid, said second heat transfer fluid having a lower ability to conduct and carry heat than said first heat transfer fluid; and
a control unit coupled to said coolant switch arrangement and configured to determine that an appropriate time has been reached to switch from said first mode to said second mode,
wherein said coolant switch arrangement switches said outdoor heat exchanger portion to said second heat transfer fluid responsive to said determination by said control unit, and
wherein said heat is absorbed from said components in said data center into said second heat transfer fluid and wherein said outside air is used to cool said second heat transfer fluid present in at least said outdoor heat exchanger portion of said cooling system during said second mode;
said control unit further configured to determine that an appropriate time has been reached to switch from said second mode back to said first mode, wherein the appropriate time is when an outdoor air temperature has reached a second predetermined relationship with the first heat transfer fluid freezing point and, responsive to determining that said appropriate time has been reached to switch from said second mode back to said first mode, switch said outdoor heat exchanger portion of said cooling system back to said first heat transfer fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,340,764

RETIGHTENABLE WEDGE SYSTEM FOR TIGHTENING COIL IN SLOT OF GENERATOR STATOR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A retightenable wedge system for tightening a coil in a slot of a generator stator comprising:a first filler layer placed on the coil;
a spring member placed on the first filler layer;
a second filler layer placed on the spring member;
a retightenable wedge assembly placed on the second filler layer, wherein the retightenable wedge assembly comprises:
a slot wedge comprising an aperture;
a tightening member comprising a form fit feature, wherein the tightening member is configured to be tightenable in the aperture for applying a radial load on the second filler layer, wherein the second filler layer is configured to evenly distribute the radial load on the spring member, and wherein the spring member is configured to apply the evenly distributed radial load onto the coil for tightening the coil in the slot; and
a locking member comprising a mating form fit feature configured to engage with the form fit feature of the tightening member to lock the tightening member in place in the aperture such that the tightening member is able to be restrained from backing out of the slot wedge.

US Pat. No. 10,336,440

CURVED WINGLET

Airbus Operations Limited...

1. An aircraft wing and a winglet on the tip thereof, the winglet comprising:an inner end and an outer end, and
the winglet having a varying radius of curvature (R) extending from the inner end to the outer end, and wherein the radius of curvature of the winglet:
(i) decreases along the winglet over a first distance d1 from the inner end to a first location along the winglet; wherein over the first distance d1 the radius of curvature varies according to an equation R=k1/dn, where k1 is a constant, d is a distance along the winglet measured in an outward direction, and n is greater than zero;
(ii) remains constant over a second distance d2 from the first location to a second location along the winglet; and
(iii) increases along the winglet over a third distance d3 from the second location to a third location along the winglet, wherein the sum of the first and third distances (d1+d3) is greater than the second distance (d2).

US Pat. No. 10,342,168

FEEDER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder comprising:a feeder main body in which a tape insertion section for inserting a carrier tape which stores multiple components and is covered by a cover tape is formed at a rear portion of the feeder main body and a tape discharging section for discharging the carrier tape is formed at a front portion of the feeder main body;
a tape conveyance path which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate the tape insertion section and the tape discharging section and is for conveying the carrier tape from a rear toward a front;
a rear side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with engagement holes of the carrier tape which is inserted from the tape insertion section, and sequentially conveys a current carrier tape and a next carrier tape along the tape conveyance path;
a front side sprocket which is provided on the feeder main body to be capable of rotating, includes engagement protrusions which are capable of engaging with the engagement holes of the carrier tape which is conveyed by the rear side sprocket, and once conveyance of the current carrier tape to the tape discharging section is completed, conveys the next carrier tape which is conveyed thereto by the rear side sprocket to the tape discharging section;
a discharge guide member which is provided on the feeder main body to communicate with the tape discharging section and guides such that the carrier tape which is discharged from the tape discharging section heads downward;
a peeling member which is provided on the feeder main body and peels the cover tape from the carrier tape before the carrier tape which is conveyed by the front side sprocket reaches the tape discharging section; and
a contacting and positioning member which is provided on the feeder main body between the peeling member and the tape conveyance path, the contacting and positioning member pushes a lower face of the carrier tape to cause the cover tape to contact the peeling member and positions the carrier tape from which the cover tape is peeled to be discharged from the tape discharging section.

US Pat. No. 10,342,115

HIGH-FREQUENCY-TUNING SLIDING ELECTRICAL CONTACT

HEFEI CAS ION MEDICAL AND...

1. A high-frequency-tuning sliding electrical contact, comprising a tuning ring, sliding between an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve; wherein the outer sleeve is sleeved on the inner sleeve; the tuning ring comprises an inner elastic piece, an upper base, an outer elastic piece and a lower base; the upper base and the lower base are welded as an integrity; the inner elastic piece and the outer elastic piece are uniformly provided along an axial direction and welded on the lower base; pull rods are welded to an upper side face of the upper base; and upper ends of the pull rods are driven by a motor to move up and down, such that the turning ring slides up and down between the outer sleeve and the inner sleeve along the pull rods to realize frequency tuning, and suitable for realizing high-frequency tuning in a small gap range, so that the availability and maintainability of the tuning ring are better.

US Pat. No. 10,342,150

MAGNETICALLY LATCHED LRU INSTALLATION AND EXTRACTION MECHANISM

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A magnetically latched installation and extraction (I/E) mechanism, comprising:at least one bezel of a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU), the bezel configured to define at least one of a forward surface and a forward edge of the LRU, the LRU installable in and extractable from a housing mounted to an instrument panel of a vehicle;
at least one paddle hingedly coupled to the bezel, the paddle associated with an open position and a stowed position, the LRU installable in, and extractable from, the instrument panel via the at least one paddle;
and
at least one magnet disposed within at least one-of the paddle and the bezel, the at least one magnet configured to removably secure the paddle to the bezel in the stowed position,
wherein:
the at least one paddle includes an inner surface having a first recess;
the bezel includes at least one second recess corresponding to the first recess; and
the at least one paddle is configured to be deployed from the stowed position to the open position by inserting at least one of a finger and a tool between the first recess and the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,341,868

PLATFORM FOR COMPUTING AT THE MOBILE EDGE

SMART-EDGE.COM, INC., No...

1. A platform for computing within a wireless network, comprising:a Mobile Edge Compute (“MEC”) Appliance comprising a hardware device capable of providing data services and security mechanisms for running programs associated with third party providers on a privately managed network, the MEC Appliance being placed at or near an edge of the privately managed network;
a MEC Controller capable for command and control of the MEC Appliance, the MEC Controller residing within a core network of the mobile network operator (“MNO”) and de-centralizing the MNO's core network; and
a Security Module comprising a plurality of components establishing a plurality of layers, each component structured to address various attack vectors and potential exploits at each layer, the Security Module being integral to a function of the MEC Controller and for which extends throughout the MEC Appliance, the plurality of layers comprising:
a first security layer encrypting keys stored on the MEC Appliance;
a security second layer verifying the integrity of an operating environment within the privately managed network; and
a security third layer for controlling interaction with network elements;
wherein the platform provides computational resources for hosting at least one third party application within an environment that is at least one of at a network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network, and
wherein the Security Module validates any action by any platform component within the environment that is at least one of at the network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network before being granted access to the privately managed network.

US Pat. No. 10,342,053

AUTOMATIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL TOGGLING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first computing device, an indication of a user input to send, using an application currently executing at the first computing device, one or more data packets to a second computing device;
responsive to receiving the indication of the user input, determining, by the first computing device, a signal strength of a first wireless communication connection to the second computing device, wherein the first wireless communication connection comprises one of a cellular network connection or a wireless local area network connection;
determining, by the first computing device, whether the signal strength of the first wireless communication connection satisfies a threshold signal strength level;
responsive to determining that the signal strength does not satisfy the threshold signal strength level:
automatically establishing, by the first computing device, a second wireless communication connection to a mesh computing device, wherein the second wireless communication connection uses a different wireless communication protocol than the first wireless communication connection, wherein the mesh computing device and the first computing device are included in a mesh network; and
sending, by the first computing device, to the mesh computing device, and via the second wireless communication connection, the one or more data packets; and
after sending the one or more data packets to the mesh computing device via the second wireless communication connection:
determining, by the first computing device, an updated signal strength of the first wireless communication connection;
determining, by the first computing device, whether the updated signal strength of the first wireless communication connection satisfies the threshold signal strength level; and
responsive to determining that the updated signal strength satisfies the threshold signal strength level, automatically disconnecting, by the first computing device, from the second wireless communication connection.

US Pat. No. 10,342,169

TAPE FEEDER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A tape feeder which performs pitch feeding of a carrier tape holding a component so as to supply the component to a pick-up position for a suction nozzle included in a component mounter, the tape feeder comprising:a main body that has a tape traveling path which is a traveling path of the carrier tape;
a sprocket that is provided in the main body, causes an outer peripheral tooth to engage with a feed hole of the carrier tape, and rotates so as to perform pitch feeding of the carrier tape on the tape traveling path;
a tape pressing member that is provided in the main body and presses a part which engages with the outer peripheral tooth of the sprocket in the carrier tape from above; and
a connection mechanism that connects the tape pressing member to the main body,
wherein the connection mechanism includes a first link member which is attached to the main body by a first pivotal link member so as to swing freely around the first pivotal link member as a swing center and is connected by a first lock pin to an end of the tape pressing member on an opposite side in a traveling direction of the carrier tape, a second link member which is attached to the main body by a second pivotal link member so as to swing freely around the second pivotal link member as a swing center and is connected by a second lock pin to an end of the tape pressing member on a side in the traveling direction of the carrier tape, and a third link member of which an end on one side is connected to the first link member by a third pivotal link member and of which an end on the other side is connected to the second link member by a fourth pivotal link member, and wherein a segment connecting the first pivotal link member and the second pivotal link member, a segment connecting the first lock pin and the second lock pin, and a segment connecting the third pivotal link member and the fourth pivotal link member are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,342,167

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD FOR REARVIEW ASSEMBLY

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

12. An electromagnetic radiation assembly for a rearview device comprising:a circuit board including a grounded heat sink extending over the circuit board;
a thermal pad disposed between the circuit board and the grounded heat sink; and
an electromagnetic shield disposed about a periphery of the circuit board, the electromagnetic shield comprising:
a first component having a plurality of spring tabs extending away from the circuit board, wherein the spring tabs engage the grounded heat sink; and
a second component slidingly received within the first component and having a bridge extending across a midportion of the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,342,163

COOLING A DATA CENTER

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:a plurality of server racks aligned within a row in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center, the server racks supporting a plurality of heat-generating computing devices;
a warm air aisle positioned adjacent the server racks opposite the human-occupiable workspace and comprising a warm air inlet adjacent to a back side of the row of server racks and a warm air outlet in fluid communication with a warm air plenum;
a plurality of cooling modules each comprising at least one fan and at least one cooling coil mounted together in a housing, the cooling modules positioned to circulate a cooling airflow from the human-occupiable workspace, through the server racks, and to the warm air aisle; and
a single controller electrically and communicably coupled to each of the plurality of cooling modules in a serial arrangement and operable to perform operations comprising:
controlling the plurality of fans in the plurality of cooling modules to operate at a specified fan speed; and
controlling a plurality of valves fluidly coupled to the plurality of cooling coils in the plurality of cooling modules to modulate to a specified valve position,
wherein the serial arrangement of the single controller comprises the single controller being electrically coupled to each of the plurality of cooling modules by a direct current (DC) control power bus to receive power from a first cooling unit through the DC control power bus, independently of a loss of power to the remaining cooling units of the plurality of cooling units.

US Pat. No. 10,342,157

FAN CONTROL OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM BASED ON POWER RATIO

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for controlling a fan, the method comprising:controlling a rotation speed and acceleration and deceleration of a fan according to a first rotation speed time-variable rate by a controller, wherein the first rotation speed time-variable rate is a first acceleration rate or a first deceleration rate of the fan, wherein a rotation speed time-variable rate comprises a time for a rotation speed of the fan to change from a first speed to a second speed;
determining a change in a value of an operating parameter of a target device, wherein the operating parameter is a consumed power of the target device;
determining a time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed according to the change in the value of the operating parameter, wherein determining the time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed comprises determining the time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed according to a ratio of the consumed power of the target device to the rated power of the target device;
setting, by the controller, a second rotation speed time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed in response to the change in the value of the operating parameter of the target device, wherein the second rotation speed time-variable rate is based on the determined time-variable rate of the rotation speed of the fan and is a second acceleration rate or a second deceleration rate of the rotation speed of the fan; and
controlling the rotation speed and acceleration or deceleration of the fan according to the second rotation speed time-variable rate by the controller in response to setting the second rotation speed time-variable rate of the fan rotation speed,
wherein the fan and target device are for use in a computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,342,099

TURN-ON PROCEDURE FOR A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load regulation device for controlling an electrical load, the load regulation device comprising:a load regulation circuit configured to control the electrical load; and
a control circuit configured to control the load regulation circuit to control an amount of power delivered to the electrical load, the control circuit configured to operate in an on state during which the control circuit controls the load regulation circuit to energize the electrical load, and in a low power state during which the electrical load is unenergized;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
receive an indication of a user's presence;
transition from a low power state to a ready state in response to receiving the indication, wherein the ready state is characterized by the load regulation device using more power than the low power state and the electrical load being unenergized;
wait in the ready state for a change state instruction;
transition from the ready state to the low power state if the change state instruction is not received within a first predetermined period of time;
transition from the ready state to the on state in response to receiving the change state instruction within the first predetermined period of time; and
transition from the on state to one of the ready state or the low power state in response to receiving an actuation of an actuator or in response to determining a lack of the user's presence in a vicinity of the electrical load for a second predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,342,058

OBSERVATION ASSISTED BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, performed by a first terminal, comprising:prior to establishing network communications with a second terminal:
receiving a communication request at the first terminal to initiate a communication session with the second terminal;
requesting bandwidth parameters from a service provider, after receiving the communication request, wherein the service provider utilizes current network parameters associated with the first terminal to identify the bandwidth parameters for return to the first terminal that are customized to the current network parameters,
wherein the bandwidth parameters are identified from historical network parameters derived from variable bandwidth observations made in multiple network accesses from one or more terminals, and
wherein the historical network parameters are grouped based on observed characteristics of the multiple network accesses;
receiving the bandwidth parameters from the service provider; and
estimating an amount of bandwidth that is available for the communication session by the first terminal, by using the bandwidth parameters received from the service provider; and
after establishing the network communications with the second terminal:
performing the communication session by the first terminal with the second terminal, using the available bandwidth for the network communications.

US Pat. No. 10,342,170

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT SUPPLY APPARATUS, REEL APPARATUS, TAPE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR RESUPPLYING COMPONENT STORED TAPE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An electronic component supply apparatus comprising:a reel apparatus having a tape reel with a component stored tape wound thereon, the component stored tape storing electronic components;
a tape processing apparatus having an electronic component exposure unit which exposes the electronic components, that are stored in the component stored tape fed from the reel apparatus, so as to be taken out from the component stored tape; and
first and second motors disposed in the reel apparatus and the tape processing apparatus, respectively, to supply a driving force for feeding the component stored tape,
wherein the reel apparatus is detachable from the tape processing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,342,166

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR SMALL EQUIPMENT ROOMS AND METHODS OF COOLING SMALL EQUIPMENT ROOMS

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A method of cooling an equipment closet in a building with a cooling system, the cooling system having a direct expansion cooling circuit that includes a compressor, a condenser having a condenser coil and a condenser fan, an expansion device and an evaporator having an evaporator coil and an evaporator fan that are arranged in the direct expansion cooling circuit, the method comprising:disposing a cabinet at least partially in the equipment closet wherein at least the condenser is disposed in an upper portion of the cabinet and the evaporator is disposed in a lower portion of the cabinet;
separating the lower portion of the cabinet from the upper portion of a cabinet with a first wall to provide separate air flow paths through the upper portion of the cabinet and the lower portion of the cabinet;
operating the cooling system in a first mode of operation with the direct expansion cooling circuit off to cool an interior of the equipment closet with transfer air drawn in from an area of the building outside of the equipment closet and operating the cooling system in a second mode of operation with the direct expansion cooling circuit running to cool the interior of the equipment closet with air cooled by the direct expansion cooling circuit;
controlling operation of the cooling system with a controller by having the controller operate the cooling system in the first mode of operation when the controller determines that operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation will meet a cooling demand due to heat load in the interior of the equipment closet and having the controller operate the cooling system in the second mode of operation when the controller determines that operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation will not meet the cooling demand;
when operating the cooling system in the first mode of operation drawing transfer air in through a transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet from an area of the building outside of the equipment closet and surrounding the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and when operating the cooling system in a second mode of operation drawing transfer air in through the transfer air inlet in the lower portion of the cabinet and cooling it with the direct expansion cooling circuit;
creating a positive pressure in the interior of the equipment closet by the discharge of air with the evaporator fan through a cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet to force air in the interior of the equipment closet out through a hot air outlet of the equipment closet; and
wherein having the controller operate the cooling system in the first mode of operation includes having the controller operate the cooling system with the condenser fan off and the evaporator fan running and drawing transfer air in with the evaporator fan through the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and with the evaporator fan discharging this air out through the cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet; and
wherein having the controller operate the cooling system in the second mode of operation includes having the controller operate the cooling system with the condenser fan running and the evaporator fan running and drawing transfer air in with the condenser fan through a transfer air inlet of the upper portion of the cabinet and across the condenser coil to cool refrigerant flowing through the condenser coil and after this air passes across the condenser coil discharging this air with the condenser fan out through a hot air outlet of the upper portion of the cabinet into a ceiling space and also drawing transfer air in with the evaporator fan through the transfer air inlet of the lower portion of the cabinet and across the evaporator coil to cool the air with refrigerant flowing through the evaporator coil and with the evaporator fan discharging the cooled air out through the cool air outlet of the lower portion of the cabinet into the interior of the equipment closet.

US Pat. No. 10,342,160

HEAT SINK ATTACHMENT ON EXISTING HEAT SINKS

International Business Ma...

1. A device comprising:a first heat sink comprising a first base having a first base bottom surface contacting a first electronic component, said first heat sink having at least one cutout therein;
a second heat sink separate from said first heat sink, said second heat sink comprising a second base having a second base bottom surface contacting a second electronic component, said second electronic component being separate from said first electronic component, said second heat sink and said second electronic component being located in said at least one cutout of said first heat sink and not contacting said first heat sink; and
a pressure plate attached to said first heat sink and overlaying said second heat sink, said pressure plate contacting said second heat sink and being positioned to apply pressure between said second heat sink and said second electronic component and to enable movement between said pressure plate and said first heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,342,156

SERVER WITH AIRFLOW GUIDING STRUCTURE

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server with an airflow guiding structure, comprising:a chassis, including a storage area, a computing area, and a fan module installed between the storage area and the computing area, and the storage area having a plurality of storage modules installed therein, and the computing area including the fan module and a motherboard electrically coupled to each storage module, wherein the fan module has an air inlet configured to be corresponsive to the storage area and an air outlet configured to be corresponsive to the computing area, and the fan module has an airflow guiding component with a plurality of airflow guiding ducts, and the airflow guiding component is configured to be corresponsive to the air inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,342,148

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic device, comprising,a first body;
a second body;
an electrical connection element, configured to electrically connect the first body and the second body; and
a hinge structure, configured to pivot the first body with the second body, the hinge structure comprising:
two mounting bases disposed opposite to each other, each of the mounting bases being connected to the first body and the second body;
two first linking assemblies, respectively pivoted to the two mounting bases; and
a second linking assembly, disposed between the two mounting bases, two opposite terminals of the second linking assembly being rotatably and slidably connected to the two mounting bases respectively, the second linking assembly having a receding space, wherein the electrical connection element passes below the second linking assembly from the first body and extends to the second body, and a portion of the electrical connection element is located in the receding space.

US Pat. No. 10,342,103

CONTROL DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE FEEDBACK TYPES

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A remote control device comprising:a status indicator configured to be illuminated by three or more light sources; and
a control circuit configured to:
receive device information regarding one or more devices that are responsive to the remote control device, wherein the device information comprises at least one of an address or a device type of each of the one or more devices;
select, based on the device information, a feedback type of a plurality of feedback types to be provided via the status indicator, wherein the plurality of feedback types comprise at least one simple feedback type that is provided in response to a user interface event on the remote control device and at least one advanced feedback type provided in response to a status of one or more load control devices; and
provide feedback according to the selected feedback type via the status indicator by illumination of one or more of the three or more light sources, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide a different illumination configuration of the three or more light sources for different feedback types.

US Pat. No. 10,342,100

MODULAR LIGHTING PANEL

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A system for controlling a plurality of electrical loads, the system comprising:an electrical control panel comprising:
a control circuit;
an alternating current (AC) line feed;
a direct current (DC) line feed configured to provide DC power from at least one DC power source;
a plurality of power supplies, where each power supply is configured to receive AC power or DC power and output DC power; and
a plurality of control modules, wherein more than one control module is associated with each of the plurality of power supplies, and each control module is configured to receive DC power from an associated power supply and provide a DC voltage to at least one electrical load; and
a grid-tie inverter electrically connected between the DC line feed and the AC line feed, the grid-tie inverter configured to receive DC power via the DC line feed, convert the DC power to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC line feed;
wherein, based on one or more factors, the control circuit is configured to determine an amount of DC power received via the DC line feed to provide to one or more of the power supplies, and to determine an amount of DC power received via the DC line feed to convert to AC power and direct to the AC line feed.

US Pat. No. 10,342,096

DEVICE WITH A MID-FRAME STRUCTURE AND REVERSE DRAFT

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a mid-frame structure comprising a reverse draft corresponding to a back of the electronic device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic device;
a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes a first group of one or more electronic components; and
a back cover integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes a second group of one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,342,043

COUPLING UPLINK AND DOWNLINK CCA IN LTE-U

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a first user equipment (UE) associated with a first base station, a time period during which at least the first base station and a second base station perform a contention-based downlink channel access procedure for access to a channel in an unlicensed spectrum;
determining that the first base station has won downlink channel access; and
modifying a contention-based uplink channel access procedure for the first UE associated with the first base station by modifying a mapping function for determining clear channel assessment (CCA) intervals of a plurality of UEs including the first UE to favor the first UE gaining access to the channel in the unlicensed spectrum, the modifying the mapping function being based at least in part on the determining that the first base station has won downlink channel access.

US Pat. No. 10,338,574

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MANUFACTURED PARTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system for identifying manufactured parts, comprising:a server configured to store test data for a plurality of manufactured parts, the plurality of manufactured parts having same nominal physical properties and differing from one another due to manufacturing imperfections;
a processor; and
memory, including instructions that, when executed on the processor, configure the processor to:
provide a user interface, the user interface including user interface elements to allow for selections;
receive, as input on the user interface, a selection of a selected manufactured part, from the plurality of manufactured parts;
retrieve, from the server, test data for the plurality of manufactured parts, the test data comprising a plurality of numerical values for each manufactured part that quantify the manufacturing imperfections for the manufactured part;
normalize the retrieved test data against respective historical means and respective historical standard deviations to form normalized test data;
correlate the normalized test data for the selected manufactured part with the normalized test data for each of the other manufactured parts in the plurality to form a plurality of correlation values, each correlation value representing a degree of similarity between the selected manufactured part and a respective manufactured part of the plurality;
rank the plurality of manufactured parts in descending order of correlation value;
display, on the user interface, identifiers of the plurality of manufactured parts in the ranked order; and
designate, on the user interface, highest-ranked manufactured parts;
wherein the highest-ranking manufactured parts have a same or similar failure mechanism as the selected manufactured part based on the quantified manufacturing imperfections.

US Pat. No. 10,337,308

SYSTEM FOR PUMPING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FLUID USING ELECTRIC PUMPS

U.S. Well Services, Inc.,...

1. A system for hydraulically fracturing an underground formation in an oil or gas well to extract oil or gas from the formation, the oil or gas well having a wellbore that permits passage of fluid from the wellbore into the formation, the system comprising:a pump fluidly connected to the well; and
an electric motor to power the pump;
the pump configured to pump fluid into the wellbore at high pressure so that the fluid passes from the wellbore into the formation, and fractures the formation, wherein the pump is a triplex or a quinteplex pump rated at about 2250 hydraulic horsepower or more.

US Pat. No. 10,337,195

CONTAINMENT SHEETING MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A containment sheet mounting apparatus, comprising:a flexible base having a first side opposite a second side;
a removable fastener adapted for securing said first side of said base to a support surface;
a connecting member, said connecting member being flexible, said connecting member extending from a first end thereof in an engagement with said second side of said base, to a distal end thereof;
said connecting member having an adhesive surface thereon covered by a removable layer;
said connecting member comprising a flexible first connecting member portion and a flexible second connecting member portion;
said first connecting member portion having a first end thereof in said engagement with said second side of said base, and extending therefrom to said distal end thereof;
a first area of said adhesive surface covered by a first section of said removable layer being positioned on a first side surface of said first connecting member portion;
said second connecting member portion having a first side surface opposite a second side surface, said second connecting member portion extending from a first end thereof in said engagement with said second side of said base, to a distal end thereof;
said first side surface of said second connecting member portion facing said first side surface of said first connecting member portion;
said first side surface of said second connecting member portion having a second area of said adhesive surface thereon covered by a second section of said removable layer; and
whereby, with said first side of said base held in contact with said support surface by said removable fastener, said adhesive surface of said connecting member is adapted to form an adhesive engagement to containment sheeting to hold it adjacent said base in a sandwiched engagement between said first connecting member portion having said first area of said adhesive surface thereof engaged with a first side of said containment sheeting and said second connecting member portion having said second area of said adhesive surface engaged with a second side of said containment sheeting.

US Pat. No. 10,342,159

LIQUID HEAT-DISSIPATING ASSEMBLY

Man Zai Industrial Co., L...

1. A liquid heat-dissipating assembly comprising:a heat-guiding tube assembly comprising
a first tube having at least one first channel defined in the first tube and a first peripheral wall formed around the at least one first channel;
a second tube being adjacent to and spaced from the first tube and having at least one second channel defined in the second tube and a second peripheral wall formed around the at least one second channel; and
a separating segment mounted between the first tube and the second tube and comprising a separating channel and multiple connection walls arranged around the separating channel and connected with the first peripheral wall and the second peripheral wall;
multiple heat-dissipating units connected with the heat-guiding tube assembly, and each heat-dissipating unit comprising
a heat-dissipating body having a passage defined in the heat-dissipating body and having two ends defined respectively as an inlet and an outlet;
a first pipe having two ends respectively connected with the inlet of the passage of the heat-dissipating body and the at least one first channel of the first tube; and
a second pipe having two ends respectively connected with the outlet of the passage of the heat-dissipating body and the at least one second channel of the second tube; and
at least one heat-dissipating tube connected with the at least one second channel of the second tube, wherein the at least one first channel includes multiple first channels; and
a first baffle is formed between each pair of adjacent two of the multiple first channels and has a first spacing channel defined in the first baffle.

US Pat. No. 10,342,158

LIQUID COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE APPLYING THE LIQUID COOLING DEVICE

CELESTICA TECHNOLOGY CONS...

1. An electronic device comprising: an electronic device case, at least one switching chip, a plurality of optical modules, a central processing unit, a power supply module and a control mainboard installed in the electronic device case; a liquid cooling device for performing heat dissipation to the at least one switching chip and the at least one optical module in the electronic device: the liquid cooling device comprises: a first cooling plate attached to the switching chip and used for performing heat dissipation to the switching chip; a second cooling plate attached to the optical module and used for performing heat dissipation to the optical module; an air-liquid heat exchanger used for containing cooling liquid and performing cooling to backflow cooling liquid through cooling air; a transmission pipe respectively connected with the first cooling plate, the second cooling plate and the air-liquid heat exchanger and used for sequentially transmitting the cooling liquid flowing out from the air-liquid heat exchanger to the first cooling plate and the second cooling plate, which then flows back to the air-liquid heat exchanger; and a power device used for controlling the cooling liquid in the transmission nine to be sequentially transmitted to the first cooling plate and the second plate and then flow back, wherein: the plurality of optical modules are arranged at one end in the electronic device case and is arranged in a line along the end; the air-liquid heat exchanger and the cooling fan of the liquid cooling device are sequentially arranged at the other end, opposite to the optical modules, in the electronic device case; the control mainboard is arranged adjacent to the optical modules and the switching chip is arranged on the control mainboard; and the central processing unit is connected with the control mainboard and is arranged between the control mainboard and the cooling fan.

US Pat. No. 10,342,119

THERMAL SPRING FRAME AND SHIELD FOR SEALED PROCESSING SYSTEMS

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

1. A compliant electronics assembly mount frame, comprising:a substrate including a substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, the substrate having a width and length;
a first mount flange formed in the substrate and disposed along a first side of the width of the substrate;
a second mount flange formed in the substrate and disposed along an opposite second side of the width of the substrate;
a first spring feature integrally formed in the substrate between the first mount flange and a periphery of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the first spring feature mechanically couples the first mount flange with the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area via a first compliant connection;
a second spring feature integrally formed in the substrate between the second mount flange and the periphery of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the second spring feature mechanically couples the second mount flange with the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area via a second compliant connection; and
a first localized force spring feature integrally formed from a first portion of material in the substrate and disposed inside the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, wherein the first portion of material is bent in a direction outwardly away from the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area, and wherein the first portion of material is bent at a non-zero angle relative to a surface of the substantially planar electronics assembly mount area.

US Pat. No. 10,342,114

RF RESONATOR FOR ION BEAM ACCELERATION

Axcelis Technologies, Inc...

1. An RF feedthrough for an ion implantation system, the RF feedthrough comprising:an electrically insulative cone having a first cone end and a second cone end, wherein the electrically insulative cone is generally hollow and has a first opening at the first cone end and a second opening at the second cone end, wherein the first opening has a first diameter associated therewith and the second opening has a second diameter associated therewith, and wherein the first diameter is larger than the second diameter, therein generally defining a tapered sidewall of the electrically insulative cone;
a stem operably coupled to the second cone end of the electrically insulative cone, wherein the stem passes through the first opening and second opening of the electrically insulative cone; and
a flange operably coupled to the first cone end of the electrically insulative cone, wherein the flange has a flange opening defined therein, wherein the flange opening has a third diameter associated therewith, wherein the third diameter is smaller than the first diameter, and wherein the stem passes through the flange opening without contacting the flange, and wherein the flange is configured to operably couple the electrically insulative cone to a hole defined in a wall of a chamber, wherein the electrically insulative cone and flange are configured to pass the stem through the hole in the wall of the chamber while electrically insulating the stem from the wall of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,338,540

METHOD OF OPTIMIZED GLOBAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ENERGY NETWORK OF AN AIRCRAFT AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A method for optimised global management of a power network of an aircraft comprising a plurality of items of power equipment, the method comprising:a step of selecting at least one optimisation objective from a plurality of predetermined objectives,
a step of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive equipment data, information which is representative of the operations of said items of power equipment, which is referred to as equipment data, and of receiving, by circuitry programmed to receive aircraft data, information which is representative of the operation of said aircraft, which is referred to as aircraft data, and
a step of determining operating setpoints of said power equipment from said equipment data and said aircraft data which are suitable for achieving at least one selected optimisation objective; and
a step of applying said determined operating setpoints to said items of power equipment to modify performance of said items of power equipment;
wherein said plurality of predetermined objectives comprises at least the following objectives:
an objective of minimising fuel consumption by said equipment of said power network,
an objective of optimally distributing, according to requirements, propulsive power between items of propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising transitional performance of said propulsive equipment of said power network,
an objective of maximising performance of the aircraft during short-duration phases of a take-off phase type,
an objective of improving precision of operations for monitoring health of the equipment,
an objective of minimising maintenance costs of the equipment,
an objective of altering maintenance operations of the equipment,
an objective of minimising external noise generated by the aircraft,
an objective of minimising noise inside the aircraft,
an objective of minimising surface infrared of the aircraft,
an objective of minimising pollutant emissions, and
an objective of minimising vibration levels.

US Pat. No. 10,337,702

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIC HOLDER DESIGN

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system comprising:a plurality of LED-based light sources;
a plurality of optic holders, each of which is connected to a respective one of said plurality of LED-based light sources and is arranged to hold an optic in a position suitable to modify light emitted by said LED-based light source, each of the plurality of optic holders comprising an upper edge region, wherein said arrangement results in one or more gaps between one or more optic holders; and
a plurality of interstitial spacers connected to the upper edge region of the plurality of optic holders, wherein the plurality of interstitial spacers are arranged to substantially fill the one or more gaps, wherein a size of at least one of said plurality of interstitial spacers is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,336,757

TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES THROUGH INHIBITION OF HSP90

Sloan-Kettering Institute...

1. A method for treatment of neurodegenerative disease, comprising administering to an individual in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having structure:wherein R is hydrogen, or a C1 to C10 alkyl, C2 to C10 alkynyl, or C2 to C10 alkoxyalkyl group, optionally including heteroatoms;Y1 and Y2 are independently C or N;
X4 is hydrogen or halogen;
X3 is CH2, CF2, S, SO, SO2, O, NH, or NR2, wherein R2 is alkyl; and
X2 is halogen, alkyl, halogenated alkyl, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, pyrollyl, optionally substituted aryloxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, carbamyl, amido, alkylamido, dialkylamido, acylamino, alkylsulfonylamido, trihalomethoxy, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, COO-alkylm NH2, OH, or CN; and
X1 has the formula —X—Y—Z— wherein, X, Y and Z are independently C, N, S or O, connected by single or double bonds and with apporpriate hydrogen substitution to satisfy valence, or Y may be (CH2)2,wherein one of X and Z is bonded at the 5?-position to the aryl ring and the other is bonded to the 4?position, and wherein the compound is optionally in the form of an acid addition salt;wherein the neurodegenerative disease is selected from the group consisting of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA or Kennedy's disease), Alzheimer's Disease (AD), sporadic frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism (FTDP), familial FTDP-17 syndromes, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington disease.

US Pat. No. 10,335,833

SINGULATION CONVEYOR AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING AND SEPARATING PIECE GOODS ALONG AT LEAST ONE TRANSPORT TRACK

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A singulation conveyor for conveying and separating piece goods, in particular packages and/or consignments, along at least one transport track bearing the piece goods items, wherein in the transport track, in some sections, finger elements adjustable between a lower setting and an upper setting are provided, and in that the free ends of the finger elements in the upper setting are arranged in an upper position above an adjoining region of the transport track in such a way as to manipulate the motional direction and/or the motional speed of respectively individual piece goods items independently of other piece goods items, wherein the finger elements respectively have at least two flexible flank elements which extend jointly in the longitudinal direction of the finger element at least substantially up to the free end of the finger element, and in that the flexible flank elements are flexibly connected to one another in the longitudinal direction of the finger elements respectively via a plurality of cross-pieces, so that the free ends of the finger elements can be adjusted from a lower setting into an upper setting and back.

US Pat. No. 10,335,543

INSERTION DEVICE FOR AN INFUSION SET

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An insertion device for an infusion set, comprising:an advancement unit for moving the infusion set along a central axis of the insertion device from a proximal position of the insertion device into a distal position of the insertion device;
a retaining element for retaining the infusion set, wherein the retaining element comprises a guide element;
a base part accommodating the retaining element, wherein the base part comprises in a single component a mating guide element and a contact surface configured to be placed on an application point of a patient's body, the mating guide element being axially fixed relative to the contact surface; and
a head part rotatably coupled to the base part such that the head part and the base part are rotatable relative to one another about the central axis,
wherein the guide element of the retaining element is in a guiding engagement with the mating guide element of the base part and relative rotation between the head part and the base part in a first rotational direction causes the guide element of the retaining element to be rotatably guided with the mating guide element of the base part such that the retaining element rotates along the central axis relative to the base part from a distal position of the retaining element into a proximal position of the retaining element.

US Pat. No. 10,342,162

DATA CENTER PRESSURE ANOMALY DETECTION AND REMEDIATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method performed by data center management software executing on at least one computer, comprising:monitoring each of a plurality of fans used to dissipate heat generated by one or more servers in a data center to obtain data that indicates how an actual rotational speed of each of the fans as determined by a fan speed sensor relates to a target rotational speed of each of the fans;
comparing the obtained data to reference data that indicates, for each of the plurality of fans, how an actual rotational speed of the fan relates to a target rotational speed of the fan in a substantially pressure-neutral environment;
based on the comparison, determining that a pressure anomaly exists in the data center; and
based on the determination that the pressure anomaly exists in the data center,
modifying a manner of operation of one or more of:
at least one of the fans; and
at least one of the servers.

US Pat. No. 10,342,161

SYSTEM WITH RACK-MOUNTED AC FANS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:a rack row comprising one or more racks, the rack row comprising a cold aisle-side and a hot aisle-side;
one or more computer systems mounted in at least one of the racks;
a cold aisle on the cold aisle-side of the rack row;
a hot aisle on the hot aisle-side of the rack row;
an air handling system configured to move air from the cold aisle on the cold aisle-side of the rack row through the one or more computer systems in the at least one racks and exhaust air from the one or more computer systems into the hot aisle on the hot aisle-side of the rack row; and
wherein at least one of the computer systems comprises:
one or more power input connectors facing the cold aisle-side of the rack row; and
one or more power supply air inlets facing the cold aisle-side of the rack row.

US Pat. No. 10,342,155

FINGER CLIP CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A finger clip for providing controlled cable access to a cable routing aperture through a gap defined between adjacent first and second cable management members, the finger clip comprising:(a) a main body extending from a first end to a second end;
(b) an attachment portion formed as part of the main body, the attachment portion being constructed and arranged for slidable engagement with at least one of a first extension of the first cable management member and a second extension of the second cable management member such that the main body can slide between an open position in which the gap is unobscured by the main body and a closed position in which the gap is closed by the main body; and
(c) a position retaining portion formed as part of the main body, the position retaining member being constructed and arranged to retain the finger clip in at least one of the closed position and the open position,
wherein the attachment portion is forms a closed ring for receiving the first and second extensions,
further comprising an open channel portion extending between the closed ring and the position retaining portion, the open channel portion receiving the first and second extensions.

US Pat. No. 10,342,154

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising a battery, an inverter and a housing in which the battery and the inverter are housed, wherein a groove portion for drainage is formed on at least an upper part of an opening portion of the housing, the groove portion includes a main wall extending to an inner side of the housing from an upper surface of the housing, a groove bottom portion connected to the main wall and forming a bottom of the groove portion, and a front wall rising up from a front side of the groove bottom portion, which is opposite to the main wall, a space is formed in a part surrounded by the main wall, the groove bottom portion and the front wall, a cover, which covers the opening portion, is arranged on the opening portion, and the cover comprises at least one first fixing claw and at least one second fixing claw, said at least one first fixing claw being inserted into the space of the groove portion and extending toward the groove bottom portion, and said at least one second fixing claw that presses the groove portion from an outside of the groove portion, the at least one second fixing claw includes a pressing portion and a support portion, the pressing portion presses the front wall of the groove portion from the outside of the groove portion so that the front wall is between the pressing portion and the at least one first fixing claw, and the support portion supports the groove bottom portion of the groove portion from below.

US Pat. No. 10,342,152

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A HOUSING WITH A CIRCUIT BOARD PROVIDED THEREIN

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a multi-part printed circuit board, including current-carrying, flexible regions and printed circuit board parts which are connected to one another by the current-carrying, flexible regions,
a support around which the printed circuit board, bent around the flexible regions of the printed circuit board, is arranged and fixed, and
a housing in which the printed circuit board mounted on the support is fixed,
wherein the printed circuit board has at least five printed circuit board parts, which are arranged in a row, wherein in the printed circuit board mounted on the support, the printed circuit board parts at row ends have a smaller width than a width of the entire printed circuit board, wherein a sum of widths of the printed circuit board parts at the row ends is not greater than the width of the entire printed circuit board, and the printed circuit board parts at the row end lie next to one another on the same side of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,342,137

FINGERPRINT MODULE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE FINGERPRINT MODULE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A fingerprint module, comprising:a cover plate, a fingerprint chip, an intermediate board, and a circuit board;
wherein the cover plate defines an assembling region;
the fingerprint chip is fixed in the assembling region and has a plurality of pads;
the intermediate board is bonded to a surface of the fingerprint chip opposite to the cover plate to press the fingerprint chip to increase a bonding force between the fingerprint chip and the cover plate, so that there is a firm bonding between the fingerprint chip and the cover plate;
the fingerprint chip is electrically connected to the intermediate board via the pads;
the circuit board is electrically connected to the fingerprint chip via the intermediate board;
the pads are connected to the circuit board via different wires to ensure effective transmission of electrical signals of the fingerprint chip;
wherein the intermediate board comprises a first contact surface bonded to the fingerprint chip and a second contact surface opposite to the first contact surface, a plurality of first pins are electrically connected to the fingerprint chip and disposed on the first contact surface, the first pins are soldered to the pads, a plurality of second pins are electrically connected to the first pins and disposed on the second contact surface, and the circuit board is bonded to the second contact surface and electrically connected to the second pins; and
the circuit board comprises a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal is soldered to the second pins of the intermediate board, a connector is disposed at the second terminal, and the connector is pluggable into a main board of a mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,907

MULTI-NETWORK WIRELESS MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORT SELECTION

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method comprising:via first input, registering user equipment for use of wireless network services provided by a first wireless network; and
at a communication management resource that provides access to a remote network: i) receiving second input, the second input received over the first wireless network from the user equipment registering the user equipment to use voice services, ii) receiving notification that interworking exists between the first wireless network and a second wireless network; iii) in response to receiving a phone communication indicating a corresponding phone call directed to the user equipment from a remote communication device, and based on the notification of the interworking, selecting a transport protocol from multiple transport protocols, and iv) establishing a communication session between the communication management resource and the user equipment using the selected transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,340,842

MULTI-ORTHOGONAL PHOTONIC ENERGY COLLECTION SYSTEM

Jesse Timron Brown, Masp...

1. A solar cell module for collecting incident light, comprising:A housing with a clear top;
A solar cell within the housing and including at least one collection surface that is oriented normal to the clear top; and
A refracting medium provided within the housing and surrounding the solar cell, the refracting medium refracts incident light entering the module in all directions within the refracting medium,
Wherein the solar cell comprises a coiled configuration including the at least one collection surface extending along the length thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,339,795

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DIAGNOSTICS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A user device for determining whether a message from a control-source device to a control-target device is correctly communicated, wherein the control-source device is configured to indirectly control an amount of power provided to an electrical load by sending messages to the control-target device, the user device comprising:a control circuit configured to:
adjust a wireless range for transmitting a first message to the control-source device;
transmit the first message within the wireless range to the control-source device, wherein the first message comprises a transmission range identifier that indicates a threshold;
receive a second message from the control-source device, wherein the second message is received in a transmission from the control-source device to the control-target device, and wherein the transmission of the second message from the control-source device indicates that a received signal strength of the first message at the control-source device was greater than the threshold indicated by the transmission range identifier; and
determine, based on information in the second message, whether the second message is correctly communicated from the control-source device.

US Pat. No. 10,337,561

TRANSMISSION WITH INTEGRATED OVERLOAD PROTECTION FOR A LEGGED ROBOT

Boston Dynamics, Inc., W...

1. A robot comprising:a motor disposed at a joint configured to control motion of a member of the robot;
a transmission including an input member coupled to and configured to rotate with the motor, an intermediate member, and an output member, wherein the input member is configured to engage the intermediate member and rotate within an open annular space defined by the intermediate member, wherein the intermediate member engages the output member, and wherein the intermediate member is fixed such that as the input member rotates, the output member rotates therewith at a different speed;
a pad frictionally coupled to a side surface of the output member of the transmission and coupled to the member of the robot;
a spring configured to apply an axial preload on the pad, wherein the axial preload defines a torque limit that, when exceeded by a torque load on the member of the robot, the output member of the transmission slips relative to the pad; and
an output flexure member disposed between and interfacing with the pad and the spring, wherein the output flexure member is coupled to the member of the robot, and wherein the output flexure is torsionally stiff and axially flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,337,199

DRAIN FOR A POOL

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A pool comprising:at least one wall;
a floor that cooperates with the at least one wall to define a water cavity; and
a floor drain in communication with the water cavity, the floor drain including a drainage conduit having:
an inlet end including a hard socket and a soft rim, the soft rim being fixedly connected to the hard socket and fixedly connected to the floor of the pool;
a first sealing plug removably received in the hard socket of the inlet end;
an outlet end; and
a midsection pipe between the inlet and outlet ends.

US Pat. No. 10,336,562

ROBOTIC CARTON UNLOADER

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A robotic carton unloader for unloading cartons in a carton pile within a semi-trailer having side walls, the robotic carton unloader comprising:a mobile body;
a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body and comprising an end effector at an end thereof, the end effector configured to unload cartons from the carton pile; and
a conveyor system attached to the mobile body and extending from front to rear of the carton unloader to convey cartons received thereon by the movable robotic arm, the conveyor system comprising a central conveyor carried on the mobile body and a front conveyor movably attached to the mobile body and extending therefrom towards the carton pile,
wherein the front conveyor comprises movable side portions configured to change width from narrow to wider to act as a shield that catches and then moves falling cartons received thereon, wherein the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a lateral movement mechanism located within the front conveyor to laterally move the movable side portions, and wherein a conveying surface of the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a laterally widenable belt that is generally a flat belt and can widen when the movable side portions laterally extend and narrow when the movable side portions laterally retract.

US Pat. No. 10,336,541

AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITH RETRACTABLE MOUNTINGS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An automated storage and retrieval system for storing and retrieving a plurality of objects comprising:a first vertical wall;
a first plurality of mountings on the first wall, each mounting configured to be actuated between a retracted position and an extended position;
a planar motion mechanism configured to move objects along the wall between a first storage position and a second storage position;
wherein each of the mountings in the first plurality of mountings is configured to be actuated into the extended position in order to suspend one of the objects when that object is in its first storage position and not being moved by the planar motion mechanism and is likewise configured to be actuated into the retracted position when the planar motion mechanism is moving that object past the respective mounting as it travels to its second storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,807

SHOWER HEAD

Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach ...

1. A shower head comprising:a shower base body and
a jet disk structure disposed on the shower base body;
wherein
the jet disk structure includes a plurality of jet disk elements, each of said jet disk elements being individually and detachably fixable to the shower base body, each of said jet disk elements having fluid exit openings for fluid outlet and forming a partial jet disk surface of a total jet disk surface, wherein the partial jet disk surfaces of said jet disk elements, but for the fluid exit openings, together form the total jet disk surface as a flush stepless surface on a jet exit side thereof;
the shower base body contains a distinct fluid supply corresponding to each of the jet disk elements;
the shower base body contains a shut-off valve assigned to each of a plurality of the distinct fluid supplies, wherein the shut-off valve assigned to said at least one of the distinct fluid supplies has an enable position for the assigned fluid supply, opening said shut-off valve due to one of the jet disk elements corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming fixed to the shower base body, and a shut-off position for the assigned fluid supply, closing said shut-off valve due to said jet disk element corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming detached from the shower base body; and
each of the plurality of jet disk elements is a hollow body containing a fluid chamber, which fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the fluid supply assigned to the shut-off valve when the jet disk element is fixed to the shower base body, and is in fluid communication with a fluid outlet in the partial jet disk surface, the assigned fluid-supply entering into said chamber on a rear side of the corresponding jet disk element.

US Pat. No. 10,334,977

MOUNTING BRACKET LOCK

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A window treatment comprising:a rail that is elongate between a first end and an opposed second end;
first and second mounting brackets defining a first attachment member and a second attachment member, respectively, wherein the first and second mounting brackets are configured to attach to the first and second ends of the rail via the respective first and second attachment members;
a covering material that is configured to be supported by the first and second mounting brackets; and
a first mounting bracket lock that is configured to be slidably attached to the rail and that is configured to, when in a locked position, prevent the first attachment member of the first mounting bracket from detaching from the rail;
wherein the first mounting bracket lock defines a first projection that extends from the first mounting bracket lock, the first projection configured to engage with a first surface of the first mounting bracket via a friction fit to secure the first mounting bracket in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,342,149

OPENING AND CLOSING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASING

Hangzhou Jiangyu Innovati...

1. An opening and closing structure arranged on a casing of an electronic device, the opening and closing structure comprising:a cover plate arranged inside a groove defined in an outer surface of the casing; and
at least one connecting assembly comprising a connecting rod, wherein a first end of the connecting rod is coupled to the cover plate, a second end of the connecting rod passes through the groove and is slidable within the casing, thereby allowing the cover plate to open and close relative to the casing;
wherein the connecting assembly comprises a sliding seat arranged inside the casing; the first end of the connecting rod is coupled to the cover plate, and the second end of the connecting rod is slidably coupled to the sliding seat;
wherein the sliding seat comprises a first guiding member and a second guiding member facing each other; an accommodating slot is cooperatively defined between the first guiding member and the second guiding member; the second end of the connecting rod is received in the accommodating slot;
wherein the connecting assembly comprises a connecting shaft; the first guiding member and the second guiding member each define a sliding slot; the second end of the connecting rod defines a connecting hole; the connecting shaft is received through the sliding slot of the first guiding member, the connecting hole, and the sliding slot of the second guiding member to slidably couple the second end of the connecting rod to the sliding seat, thereby allowing the second end of the connecting rod to slide along the sliding slot.

US Pat. No. 10,342,139

PRINTER AND PRINTING METHOD FOR PRINTING OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A printer comprising:a belt;
a tray arranged on the belt and configured to receive a printed circuit board (PCB) therein;
a sensor attached to the tray and configured to sense whether the PCB is located in the tray; and
a plurality of processing devices located along the belt;
wherein when the PCB is loaded in the tray, the belt is driven by a driving device to transport the tray below toward each of the plurality of processing devices; and
wherein the plurality of processing devices comprises
a punching device configured to punch the PCB;
a first line printing device, arranged downstream of the punching device and configured to print a conductive line pattern on a first side of the PCB;
a layer printing device, arranged downstream of the line printing device and configure to print a solder layer of the PCB;
a white text and marking printing device, arranged downstream of the layer printing device and configure to print white text and marking on the PCB; and
a solder bump printing device, arranged downstream of the white text and marking printing device and configure to print a solder material onto the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,342,120

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE

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

17. A method of manufacturing a display device, the method comprising:providing a first substrate including a display part, a bending part at one side of the display part, and a pad part at an end of the bending part;
providing a second substrate facing-coupled to the display part;
providing a back film, wherein the providing the back film comprises:
applying a top adhesive material to a top of a base back film,
adhering a top release paper to a surface of the top adhesive material,
adhering a bottom adhesive material to the base back film,
adhering a bottom release paper to a surface of the bottom adhesive paper, and
cutting a portion corresponding to the bending part except the bottom release paper to manufacture the back film; and
adhering the back film to a portion corresponding to the display part and the pad part on a bottom of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,107

CASCADED FILAMENT TRANSFORMER WITHIN A RESISTIVE SHROUD

KIMTRON, INC., Oxford, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a cascaded transformer set comprising a plurality of transformers, each transformer having a primary and a secondary winding, and each transformer comprising three insulating gaps, wherein in the cascaded transformer set, the secondary winding of one transformer feeds the primary winding of an adjacent transformer; and
a voltage divider comprising a plurality of capacitors, each of equal value, and a plurality of resistors configured to evenly divide a voltage applied to the cascaded transformer set among the insulating gaps of the cascaded transformer set;
wherein the plurality of capacitors comprises a plurality of discs, wherein each capacitor of the plurality of capacitors is formed between two discs of the plurality of discs,
wherein the apparatus further comprises an oil medium surrounding the plurality of transformers and the plurality of discs, and
wherein the plurality of discs and plurality of transformers are arranged such that each of the plurality of transformers is positioned between two of the plurality of discs.

US Pat. No. 10,341,124

POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A power source to be used in a power distribution system, the power distribution system further comprising:a power consumer to be powered by the power source and adapted to indicate its power class to the power source, and
an electrical conductor for transferring the power from the power source to the power consumer;
the power source adapted to provide power to the power consumer of the power distribution system in at least a maximum power mode and a normal operation mode, wherein the power source is adapted to measure in the maximum power mode the amount of power consumed by the power consumer,
wherein the power consumer is assigned to one of at least one first power class and at least one second power class, wherein to each power class of the first and second power classes a respective predetermined amount of power is assigned, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the second power class is at least the same as the predetermined amount of power assigned to the first power class,
wherein the power source is further adapted:
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the first power class, switch to the maximum power mode, in which the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is allocated to the power consumer and the amount of power consumed by the power consumer is measured, and thereafter switch to the normal operation mode, in which the operational amount of power, which depends on the amount of power measured in the maximum power mode, is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the operational amount of power, and
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the second power class, switch to the normal operation mode, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,978

DETERMINATION OF INSTANTANEOUS IMPEDANCE OF AN AC POWER LINE USED AS A TRANSMISSION LINE

Itron Global SARL, Liber...

15. A method for determining input impedance (ZL) of an alternating current (AC) transmission line used for narrow band Power Line Communications (PLC), using a transmitted data packet having a preamble portion, the method comprising the steps of:a) determining voltage (V1) at an output of a power amplifier in an analog-front-end (AFE) of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
b) determining voltage (V2) at an output of a passive component at the output of the power amplifier in the AFE of the AC transmission line, during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
c) using a difference between the voltages (V1, V2) determined at a) and b), and an impedance (ZREF) of the passive component, to determine current during transmission of the preamble portion of the data packet;
d) storing the voltage (V1) determined at a) and the current determined at c) in memory;
e) calculating total impedance (Zt) from the stored voltage (V1) determined at a) and the stored current determined at c), the total impedance (Zt) including the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line and AFE impedance (ZAFE); and
f) determining the input impedance (ZL) of the AC transmission line from the total impedance (Zt).

US Pat. No. 10,340,957

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MONITORING OPTICAL SIGNALS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method of monitoring a signal source, the method comprising:receiving an analog signal from the signal source;
converting the analog signal into a digital signal having a frequency that is representative of an amplitude of the analog signal;
adaptively controlling an edge speed of the digital signal based on the analog signal; and
monitoring at least one parameter of the analog signal by counting features of the digital signal or time-measuring a distance between the features of the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,902

MULTIPLYING DELAY LOCKED LOOPS WITH COMPENSATION FOR REALIGNMENT ERROR

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A multiplying delay locked loop (MDLL) with compensation for realignment error, the MDLL comprising:a multiplexed oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal;
a control circuit configured to selectively inject a reference clock signal into the multiplexed oscillator to provide phase realignment; and
an integrate and subtract circuit configured to compensate for a realignment error of the multiplexed oscillator based on determining a difference between a first integral of the oscillator signal and a second integral of the oscillator signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,560

TWO-WAY ARCHITECTURE WITH REDUNDANT CCDL'S

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flight control system of an aircraft comprising:a first processing unit,
a second processing unit,
communication means configured for establishing a first bidirectional digital link and a second bidirectional digital link between the first processing unit and the second processing unit,
said second bidirectional digital link being redundant with the first bidirectional digital link,
wherein said first and second bidirectional digital links may be active concomitantly,
said flight control system further comprising backup communication means giving the possibility of ensuring exchanges of data between the first and second processing units whenever failures of the first and second bidirectional digital links occur,
said backup communication means comprising at least one device part including at least one of: a network of sensors, a network of actuators and an on-board secure network for avionics.

US Pat. No. 10,338,299

LIGHTING SYSTEM USING A LIGHTGUIDE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system, comprising:an array of LEDs;
a collimators arrangement mounted over the array of LEDs for collimating the light output from the LEDs;
a lightguide mounted over the collimators arrangement, the lightguide comprising:
an elongate structure having a length direction with one light input end mounted over the collimator arrangement, wherein the general shape in cross section perpendicular to the length direction comprises a non-circular arc, and the array of LEDs follows a corresponding non-circular arc; and
light extraction features extending widthwise parallel to the light input end for out-coupling light from an outer arcuate surface of the lightguide,
wherein, in each light extraction feature, an angle ? is the angle between a normal n of the light extraction feature and a normal to the length direction, wherein said angle ? at least once is gradually or abruptly changed in a direction parallel to the light input end.

US Pat. No. 10,337,701

DECORATIVE LED INTEGRATED LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A luminaire comprising;a LED light engine for emitting light,
an optical structure positioned to receive the light emitted and to modify the emitted light's characteristics, and
a decorative element;
wherein, said optical structure is utilized to removably attach said decorative element proximate to said light engine and said decorative element is intended to be changed by a user to provide configurable light output characteristics; and,
wherein the optical structure has a circumference and a protruding, annular portion extending around the circumference; the decorative element comprises a circular hole corresponding to the LED light engine, the circular hole having a diameter larger than a largest diameter of a housing containing said LED light engine and smaller than a diameter of the annular portion; whereby in use, the annular portion; supports the decorative element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,240

WINDOW BLINDS WITH CAPACITOR IN SLATS TO CHARGE SLATS AND CLEAN THE AIR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A window blind comprising:a headrail;
a plurality of movable slats, each of the slats comprising:
a capacitor, each capacitor comprising:
a first plate and a second plate both positioned on the respective slat; and
a dielectric medium disposed between each first and second plate;
a first switch and a second switch, and
a first battery and a second battery, each comprising:
an anode and a cathode,
wherein the first switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the first battery to the first plate when the first switch is in a first position, and
wherein the second switch lies along an electrical connection which electrically connects the anode of the second battery to the second plate when the second switch is in a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,182

TOILET SPLASH GUARD SYSTEMS

1. A toilet splash guard system (100) for preventing splashing of fluids from a toilet bowl to a surrounding floor area, said system comprising:a. a toilet seat (20) having a first circumferential side edge (28a) and an opposing second circumferential side edge (28b),
b. a first splash guard (110) disposed on the first circumferential side edge (28a) of the toilet seat, wherein the first splash guard (110) comprises two or more support arms (114) extending from the first circumferential side edge (28a), and a first panel (112) angularly mounted to the two or more support arms (114) such that the first panel (112) projects away from an underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
c. a second splash guard (120) disposed on the second circumferential side edge (28b) of the toilet seat, wherein the second splash guard (120) comprises at least one support arm (124) extending from the second circumferential side edge (28b) and a second panel (122) angularly mounted to the at least one support arm (124) such that the second panel (121) projects away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
wherein a proximal end (22) of the toilet seat is mounted to a toilet bowl rim (15) such that the toilet bowl (10) is disposed between the first splash guard (110) and the second splash guard (120),
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is in a first position over the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in a lowered position such the support arms (114,124) are horizontally oriented relative to the floor area,
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is rotated from the first position to a second position up and away from the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) rotate to an upright position such that the support arms (114,124) are vertically oriented relative to the floor area, wherein the first and second panels (112,122) extend forwardly and away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat,
wherein during use of the toilet bowl (10) and the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in the upright position, the fluids splashing from the toilet bowl (10) are splashed onto an interior surface (113,123) of the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 10,336,194

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DEVICE ALIGNMENT AND METHOD OF USE

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

1. A system for aligning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle with an external power source embedded in a roadway surface, the system comprising:a charging panel interconnected to the electrical vehicle;
an actuator interconnected to the charging panel;
a sensor configured to sense an alignment measurement between the charging panel and the external power source; and
an alignment controller that receives the alignment measurement and determines a required alignment adjustment, wherein the charging panel is configured to be adjusted in alignment with the external power source, and wherein a separation distance between the charging panel relative to the external power source is based on a roadway type and is selected from a vehicle database, the vehicle database including a plurality of separation distances and a plurality of roadway types.

US Pat. No. 10,335,903

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR SOLDERING OPERATIONS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A clamping device for soldering operations, the clamping device comprising:a base plate; and
at least one press block configured to be arranged on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block is configured to be moved up or down relative to the base plate;
wherein when the at least one press block moves down relative to the base plate, the weight of the at least one press block exerts pressure on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block comprises a first cylinder block portion and a second cylinder block portion, the base plate defines at least one first through hole, and each of the at least one first through hole corresponds to one press block, wherein the clamping device further comprises at least one snap ring, the second cylinder block portion of the press block comprises two ends positioned opposite each other, each snap ring corresponds to one press block, and one end of the second cylinder block portion of the press block faces away from the first cylinder block portion that passes through to the bottom side of the first through hole, the snap ring clips around the periphery of the second cylinder block portion, whereby the snap ring and the first cylinder block portion are located on different sides of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,153

STACK STRUCTURE AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Delta Electronics, Inc., ...

1. A stack structure comprising:at least two stacked modules, wherein at least one of the modules is a power module;
at least one metal connection component which is in integrated structure and comprises a first end, a second end and a connection portion, while the first end is electrically connected to one of the modules and the second end is electrically connected to the other module;
at least two molding compounds respectively packaging at least two modules and the end of the metal connection component electrically connected to the module, the connection portion is exposed outside of the module, wherein the at least one metal connection component and the at least one pin are formed by a same lead frame.

US Pat. No. 10,342,147

HOUSING DEVICE HAVING PRESS-TYPE LOCKING AND RELEASE STRUCTURE

DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LT...

1. A housing device having a press-type locking and release structure, comprising:a housing (110), the housing (110) including two lateral walls (130), a breach (132) formed at each of the two lateral walls (130), an elongated groove (134) formed along each of the two lateral walls (130), and a pivot hole (136) formed at each of the two lateral walls (130), wherein each of the pivot holes (136) communicates with a respective corresponding one of the elongated grooves (134);
a locking and release member (140), the locking and release member (140) including two arms (142) disposed in the two elongated grooves (134), a resilient element (160) disposed at one end of each of the arms (142), a connection element (170) connected to each of the arms (142), a fastening element (180) connected to each of the connection elements (170), and a pivot (182) protruding from one side of each of the fastening elements (180), wherein the pivot (182) is pivotally connected to the pivot hole (136); and
at least one control element (150), the at least one control element (150) being connected to the two arms (142), wherein when the at least one control element (150) drives the two arms (142) to move with respect to the two elongated grooves (134), each of the arms (142) drives each of the connection elements (170) to push and move one end of each of the fastening elements (180), and another end of each of the fastening elements (180) is away from the breach (132).

US Pat. No. 10,342,138

CHIP PART AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A chip part comprising:a substrate having a first main surface on one side thereof and a second main surface on the other side thereof;
a functional device formed at a first main surface side of the substrate;
an external terminal formed at the first main surface side of the substrate and electrically connected to the functional device; and
a light diffusion reflection structure formed at a second main surface side of the substrate and diffusely reflecting light irradiated toward the second main surface of the substrate,
wherein the light diffusion reflection structure is formed by an uneven structure formed at the second main surface side of the substrate, and
the chip part further comprises an insulating film covering the second main surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,127

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING A REINFORCED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board including a first area, and a second area that extends from a first end of the first area,
wherein a width of the second area is smaller than a width of the first area, and at least a portion of a surface of the second area is covered by a material layer such that a strength of the second area is greater than a strength of the first area, and
wherein the material layer is arranged on a surface of the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,342,110

PLASMA POWER GENERATOR (Z-BOX AND Z-TOWER)

SERENDIPITY TECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A device for generating heat energy comprising:a plasma chamber composed of a substantially closed container having an outer surface and an inner surface, defined by walls, and enclosing an interior space,
the interior space enclosing at least one electron-donation element,
further comprising one or more gas inlets traversing the walls and adapted to introduce gas from outside the plasma chamber into the interior space of the plasma chamber,
further comprising one or more magnetic field generators positioned in proximity to one or more of the gas inlets,
further comprising a flue gas outlet, wherein the walls have layers, comprising, from the inside towards the outside, a heat-conducting layer, a thermo-electric-voltage-generator layer, a coolant-conducting layer, and an insulating later.

US Pat. No. 10,342,029

WIFI-COORDINATED LAA-LTE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a WiFi access point of a small cell, a transmission request for transmitting data by a Long Term Evolution (LTE) access point of the small cell;
determining, by the WiFi access point, channel use data indicating traffic on a plurality of channels of an unlicensed LTE band in a wireless network;
selecting, by the WiFi access point, a channel for use in transmitting data by the LTE access point from among the plurality of channels using the determined channel use data;
at a second time prior to a first time, determining, by the WiFi access point, whether the channel is available for the LTE access point to transmit the data for a duration after the first time;
in response to determining the channel is available, reserving, by the WiFi access point, the channel for transmission for the duration after the first time; and
transmitting, by the WiFi access point, an indication that the channel is ready for transmission to the LTE access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,937

DEAD ZONE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A communication system comprising:a wireless device capable of performing a function;
a network configured to communicate with the wireless device and a dead zone service;
a first register, maintained on the dead zone service connected to the network, the first register comprising a first database of first conditions in which the function of the wireless device is to be disabled, a first condition defined in the first database by an entry that defines the first condition;
the dead zone service configured to query whether the wireless device has met one of the first conditions defined in the first register and to disable the function of the wireless device when the wireless device has met one of the first conditions defined in the first register; and
a second register, the second register comprising a second database of second conditions in which the function of the wireless device is to be disabled, the second conditions defined in the second database by an entry that defines a second condition;
the wireless device configured to query whether it has met a second condition defined in the second register and to disable the function of the wireless device when it has met a second condition defined in the second register.

US Pat. No. 10,341,863

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER AND A MOTOR VEHICLE

VOLKSWAGEN AG, (DE)

1. A method for authenticating a user with respect to a facility, the method comprising:injecting a signal comprising an item of information relating to the user into the skin of the user by a transmitting device, the injected signal being transmitted via the skin of the user;
establishing direct contact between the skin of the user and a receiving device assigned to the facility, with the result that the signal is transmitted from the skin of the user to the receiving device;
authenticating the user based on the signal received by the receiving device, and
further comprising further authenticating the user by transmitting from the user to the receiving device a further item of information relating to the user and/or further comprising further authenticating of the user by a wireless signal transmission method,
wherein the signal is injected permanently or at regular intervals, and is injected prior to establishing direct contact.

US Pat. No. 10,340,885

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES WITH TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATING NIOBIUM ALLOY ELECTRODES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a first electrode of a first electrode material, the first electrode having a first electrode thickness;
a second electrode of a second electrode material, the second electrode having a second electrode thickness; and
a piezoelectric layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the piezoelectric layer comprising a piezoelectric material doped with at least one rare earth element, and having a piezoelectric layer thickness; in which:
the BAW resonator has a resonant frequency dependent at least in part on the first electrode thickness, the first electrode material, the second electrode thickness, the second electrode material, the piezoelectric layer thickness, and the piezoelectric material, the resonant frequency having a temperature coefficient; and
at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material is a niobium alloy that, relative to molybdenum as the respective at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material, reduces the temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency of the BAW resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,340,718

CHARGING SYSTEM, CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A system for charging, comprising:a first rectification unit, configured to rectify an input alternating current (AC) voltage and output a voltage of a first pulsating waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the voltage of the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
a transformer, configured to output a voltage of a second pulsating waveform based on the voltage of the modulated first pulsating waveform;
a second rectification unit, configured to rectify the voltage of the second pulsating wave form and output a voltage of a third pulsating waveform;
a first charging interface, coupled with the second rectification unit;
a control unit, coupled with the first charging interface and the switch unit, respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch unit; and
a battery and a second charging interface coupled with the battery, wherein when the second charging interface is coupled to the first charging interface, the control unit is further configured to:
obtain a voltage of the battery via the first charging interface, and
adjust a duty ratio of the control signal, wherein the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is applied to the battery via the second charging interface when a peak voltage of the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is greater than the voltage of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,338,580

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE ORIENTATION IN A VEHICLE CONSIST

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a sensor assembly configured to generate an output representative of a direction in which a fluid flows within a first on-road vehicle that is included in a vehicle consist with a second on-road vehicle; and
one or more processors configured to determine an orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle based at least in part on the output generated by the sensor assembly,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to change movement of the first on-road vehicle responsive to one or more processors determining the orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle to move the first on-road vehicle and the second on-road vehicle in a common direction.

US Pat. No. 10,338,101

PROBER

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

1. A prober comprising:a housing including a plurality of frame members;
a test head configured to inspect electrical characteristics of a wafer;
a wafer chuck configured to hold the wafer;
a probe card having probes on a surface facing the wafer chuck;
a pogo frame provided between the probe card and the test head, and configured to electrically connect the probe card and the test head;
a seal member configured to form a sealed space between the wafer chuck and the probe card;
a pressure reducing unit configured to reduce pressure in the sealed space to allow the wafer chuck to be drawn toward the probe card;
a head stage including a pogo frame attachment portion to which the pogo frame is attached;
a vertical frame member, which is one of the plurality of frame members, the vertical frame member being vertically erected, having a top end and a bottom end, and configured to support the head stage in a first support position directly over the top end of the vertically erected frame member; and
a test head holding part supported by the vertical frame member in a second support position directly over the top end of the vertical frame member, the second support position being different from the first support position, and the test head holding part being configured to hold the test head, the test head holding part including a buffer configured to elastically support the test head.

US Pat. No. 10,338,053

CURING-DRYING MODEL AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of curing a porous concrete product in a CO2 gas, comprising the steps of:measuring a value of a property of an uncured porous concrete product under a first set of environmental conditions;
supplying said measured value of said property of said uncured porous concrete product to a calculation model that operates on a general purpose programmable computer;
supplying said first set of environmental conditions to said calculation model;
operating said calculation model to generate a calculated water distribution in said uncured porous concrete product under said first set of environmental conditions;
comparing said calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product to a preferred water distribution to obtain a difference between said calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution;
in the event that said difference between said calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution is smaller than a predetermined limit:
performing at least one of recording as a result said first environmental conditions that produce a calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product that differs from the preferred water distribution by less than said predetermined limit, transmitting said result to a data handling system, or displaying said result to a user; and
applying said first set of environmental conditions to a curing apparatus;
in the event that said difference between said calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution is not smaller than said predetermined limit:
adjusting one or more of said first set of environmental conditions to generate a subsequent set of adjusted environmental conditions;
supplying said subsequent set of adjusted environmental conditions to the calculation model;
operating said calculation model to generate a subsequent calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product under said subsequent set of adjusted environmental conditions;
comparing said subsequent calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product to said preferred water distribution to obtain a difference between said subsequent calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution;
in the event that said difference between said subsequent calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution is not smaller than said predetermined limit, repeating the steps of adjusting one or more environmental conditions, supplying, operating, and comparing until a difference between a further calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution is smaller than said predetermined limit, and then performing at least one of recording as a result said set of adjusted environmental conditions that produce a calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product that differs from the preferred water distribution by less than said predetermined limit, transmitting said result to a data handling system, or displaying said result to a user; and
applying said set of adjusted environmental conditions to a curing apparatus; and
in the event that said difference between said subsequent calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product and said preferred water distribution is smaller than said predetermined limit:
performing at least one of recording as a result said set of adjusted environmental conditions that produce a calculated water distribution in the porous concrete product that differs from the preferred water distribution by less than said predetermined limit, transmitting said result to a data handling system, or displaying said result to a user; and
applying said set of adjusted environmental conditions to a curing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,337,710

TREE WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING ELEMENTS RECEIVING POWER AND CONTROL DATA OVER COMMON CONDUCTORS

Seasons 4, Inc., Toana, ...

1. An artificial tree apparatus comprising:a mount configured to engage a level floor surface;
a trunk segment configured to couple to the mount so as to be vertically erected with respect to the substantially level floor surface;
a trunk electrical distribution network of conductive wires engaging the trunk segment and including an electrical connector conductively coupled thereto, the electrical connector having a plurality of electrical contacts configured to couple to a complementary electrical connector so as to receive operating power therefrom, the trunk electrical distribution network configured to conductively provide thereon both the operating power received by the electrical connector and a plurality of lighting control signals;
a plurality of branch segments, each connected to and extending from the trunk segment;
one or more branch electrical distribution networks of conductive wires engaging the plurality of branch segments, and configured to receive, from the trunk electrical distribution system, both operating power and at least a subset of the plurality of lighting control signals, each of the one or more branch electrical distribution networks further configured to superimpose thereon both the received operating power and the received at least a subset of the plurality of the lighting control signals; and
a plurality of independently-controllable lighting elements disposed along and conductively coupled to the one or more branch electrical distribution networks, and each having a local controller configured to control illumination by providing, in response to a corresponding one of the plurality of lighting control signals provided thereto, controlled illumination of the independently controllable lighting element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,413

FLOW LIMITER

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. A flow limiter comprising a body comprising a fluid intake and a fluid outlet: wherein said body is arranged a fluid circulation pipe comprising a succession of chambers of different cross-sections connected with the fluid intake at a first end and with the fluid outlet at a second end, the pipe having a generally tubular shape, the pipe having a curved bottom so that the pipe does not have any area(s) retaining the fluid circulating in the pipe, the pipe being a succession of assemblies each comprising: a main cylindrical chamber having a first cross-section followed by a first secondary chamber and a cylindrical sprinkler having a second cross-section followed by a second secondary chamber, the main chamber, the sprinkler, the first and second secondary chambers share a common generatrix so that the curved bottom of the pipe is a helical curve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,409

METHOD FOR ASSISTING A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE IN STANDBY OF A MULTIPLE-ENGINE HELICOPTER, AND ARCHITECTURE OF A PROPULSION SYSTEM OF A HELICOPTER COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE TURBOSHAFT ENGINE THAT CAN BE IN STANDBY

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. Architecture of a propulsion system of a multiple-engine helicopter comprising turboshaft engines, each turboshaft engine comprising a gas generator and a free turbine that is rotated by gases from said gas generator,wherein said propulsion system comprises:
at least one turboshaft engine from among said turboshaft engines, referred to as a hybrid turboshaft engine, that is capable of operating in at least one standby mode during a stable flight of the multiple-engine helicopter, the turboshaft engines, referred to as running turboshaft engines, operating alone during this stable flight,
an air turbine that is mechanically connected to said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine,
means for withdrawing pressurized air from the gas generator of a running turboshaft engine,
a duct for routing withdrawn pressurized air to said air turbine such that the air turbine can transform energy from said pressurized air into mechanical energy that drives said gas generator of said hybrid turboshaft engine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,192

SOLID STATE FLOOR LIGHTING UNIT AND SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A solid state floor lighting unit, comprising:a printed circuit board carrying an array of solid state lighting elements;
a protective cover provided over the printed circuit board, comprising a sheet having an array of openings or light output regions aligned with the solid state lighting elements;
a base plate positioned such that the printed circuit board is situated between the base plate and the protective cover;
an array of pillars, wherein the pillars are situated between the base plate and the printed circuit board and wherein the pillars extend from the base plate to the printed circuit board and not beyond;
wherein the protective cover comprises at least one edge having a line of downwardly projecting spaced supporting tabs, and
wherein the supporting tabs each have a width along the edge direction which is the same as the space along the edge direction between the tabs such that the tabs of one protective cover are fitable, in use, into the space between tabs of an adjacent protective cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,613

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT A REACTION BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO REACTANTS

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER ...

1. A method for carrying out a reaction between at least two reactants to produce a reaction product, the reaction being carried out in a liquid reaction solution that forms a reaction flow in at least one reaction zone, the method comprising:a) introducing each of the at least two reactants into the liquid reaction solution that forms the reaction flow, wherein the at least two reactants are introduced into the liquid reaction solution via a series of at least two inlets leading into the reaction zone, wherein the at least two inlets are spaced apart in a direction of the reaction flow, and wherein at each of the at least two inlets, a single one of the at least two reactants is introduced into the liquid reaction solution such that the at least two reactants are introduced into the liquid reaction solution in an alternating manner in the direction of the reaction flow,
b) continuously carrying out the reaction in the liquid reaction solution that forms the reaction flow in the at least one reaction zone so as to produce the reaction product; and
c) removing the reaction product via at least one reaction product outlet;
wherein the at least two reactants are gaseous, and
wherein each of the at least two inlets is spanned by a sieve elements or a membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,336,468

AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT VERTICAL STABILIZER ILLUMINATION LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, comprising:an LED group, comprising a plurality of LEDs, and
an optical system, comprising at least one optical element, the optical system being associated with the LED group for shaping an output light intensity distribution from the light emitted by the LED group;
wherein the unit is configured for being arranged in a rotatable horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft and for being oriented towards a vertical stabilizer of the aircraft for illuminating the vertical stabilizer;
wherein the LED group and the optical system are stationary within the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit, with each LED of the LED group having a set position with respect to the optical system;
wherein at least some of the plurality of LEDs are independently controllable; and
wherein the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit is configured to be operated in a plurality of operating modes, with a respective subset of the plurality of LEDs being switched on in each of the plurality of operating modes and with a different output light intensity distribution being emitted by the aircraft vertical stabilizer illumination light unit in each of the plurality of operating modes, with a selection of the operating mode being carried out in response to a rotation angle of the rotatable horizontal stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,442

NON-LUBRICATED ARCHITECTURE FOR A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. An assembly comprising:a turbine engine and a main gearbox for a helicopter having a rotor, said main gearbox comprising a speed-reducing device including gearing and a lubricated rolling bearing and housed entirely within the main gearbox while also being connected to the rotor, the turbine engine, not having a speed reducer and free of an oil lubrication system, comprising:
a casing;
a gas generator with a gas generator shaft; and
a free turbine for being driven in rotation by a gas stream generated by the gas generator, the free turbine having a free turbine shaft;
wherein the casing of the turbine engine is fastened to the main gearbox,
wherein a sealing member is arranged between the main gearbox and the casing of the turbine engine,
wherein the free turbine shaft extends axially into the main gearbox to be connected directly to the speed-reducer device via a coupling sleeve provided on a free end of the free turbine shaft, the coupling sleeve being supported by the lubricated rolling bearing, and the lubricated rolling bearing cooperating with an axial abutment of the main gearbox, and
wherein an axis of the free turbine shaft is perpendicular to an axis of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,983

OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE COMPRESSION MOLDING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An out-of-autoclave compression molding system comprising:a mold comprising a concave feature and a flange;
a vacuum bag covering at least the concave feature and forming an air-tight seal between the vacuum bag and the mold; and
a vacuum valve with a vacuum end positioned between the mold and the vacuum bag and wherein the vacuum valve further comprises a vacuum pump end passing through the cavity and the pressure plate;
a pressure plate outside the vacuum bag clamped to the flange, wherein the plate is positioned on the mold to form a pressure cavity between the vacuum bag and the plate; and
a pressure valve with a pressure end positioned between the pressure plate and the vacuum bag within the pressure cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,335,812

MIXING AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A mixing and dispensing apparatus, comprising:a first container that includes a main body portion, a first opening, and a second opening, and a receiving portion coupled to the main body, the main body portion being configured to retain a first substance;
a second container configured to retain a second substance, the second container being compressible and having a spout in fluid communication with the main body portion of the first container through the second opening, wherein the receiving portion includes a compartment that is configured to receive the second container and a neck extending between the main body portion and the second container; and
a plunger received entirely within the second container, the plunger being aligned with the spout and configured to open the spout when the second container is compressed to release the second substance into the main body portion of the first container through the neck.

US Pat. No. 10,335,795

GYRATORY CRUSHER FOR COMMINUTING MATERIAL TO BE CRUSHED

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A gyratory crusher for comminuting material to be crushed, comprising:a crusher housing that includes a first receiving pocket defined therein;
a crusher shaft disposed within said crusher housing and configured to tumble about a vertical axis;
a cross member having cross-member ends, wherein the first receiving pocket of the crusher housing is configured to receive a first of the cross-member ends such that said cross member extends diametrically across said crusher housing, said cross member being configured to receive therein said crusher shaft; and
a first hydraulic clamping device that includes a first hydraulically acting clamping element disposed in the first cross-member end or said crusher housing, and configured to clamp the first cross-member end to said crusher housing by engagement of the first hydraulically acting clamping element in the first receiving pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,342,164

RACK MOUNT-TYPE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RACK MOUNT-TYPE INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A rack mount-type information processing apparatus comprising:a plurality of slots, into which a plurality of electronic devices is inserted, respectively;
a liquid-cooled element provided in a cooling target included in each of the plurality of electronic devices, a liquid coolant to cool the cooling target being circulated in the liquid-cooled element;
a manifold pipe extending in a direction where the slots are arranged; and
a plurality of connection pipes configured to interconnect the liquid-cooled element and the manifold pipe, and coupled in parallel to the manifold pipe at a portion of the manifold pipe which corresponds to at least one slot among the plurality of slots,
the liquid-cooled element is connected to a first connection pipe that supplies the liquid coolant to the liquid-cooled element, and a second connection pipe that discharges the liquid coolant from the liquid-cooled element, among the plurality of connection pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,342,151

CIRCUIT CARD RACK SYSTEM AND METHOD

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A circuit card rack system, comprising:a card rack including a laterally oriented clamping slot, the clamping slot being at least partially formed from a temperature-contractible material, the temperature-contractible material being a first temperature-contractible material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion; and
a circuit card having a clamped side region and being at least partially formed from a second temperature-contractible material different from the first temperature-contractible material and having a second coefficient of thermal expansion which is different from the first coefficient of thermal expansion, the circuit card having an operative configuration with at least a portion of the clamped side region being inserted into the clamping slot;
wherein, when the circuit card is in the operative configuration, applying a predetermined temperature differential to the clamping slot reduces a longitudinal dimension of at least a portion of the clamping slot via thermal expansion of the clamping slot, and applying the predetermined temperature differential to the clamped side region reduces the longitudinal dimension of at least a portion of the clamped side region which is located longitudinally within the clamping slot, the thermally-induced reduction of the longitudinal dimension of the clamped side region being less than the thermally-induced reduction of the longitudinal dimension of the claiming slot, thus causing exertion of a compressive force on the portion of the clamped side region which is located longitudinally within the clamping slot via thermal expansion of the clamping slot.

US Pat. No. 10,342,144

POWER SUPPLY WITH A STAGGERED CONFIGURATION

ACBEL POLYTECH INC., New...

1. A power supply with a staggered configuration comprising:a housing including a first sidewall and a second sidewall which are in parallel with a first direction, wherein an accommodation space is formed between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, wherein opposite ends of the housing along the first direction are a first end and a second end, respectively;
a first power supply module disposed inside of the accommodation space of the housing and between the first end and the second end of the housing;
a second power supply module disposed inside of the accommodation space of the housing and staggered with the first power supply module as well as between the first end and the second end of the housing; wherein
the first power supply module includes a first frontend power conversion unit and a first backend power conversion unit; the second power supply module includes a second frontend power conversion unit and a second backend power conversion unit; wherein the first frontend power conversion unit and the second backend power conversion unit are next to an inner side of the first sidewall, and the second frontend power conversion unit and the first backend power conversion unit are next to an inner side of the second sidewall;
a first power input port disposed at the first end of the housing and connected to an input of the first frontend power conversion unit;
a second power input port disposed at the first end of the housing and connected to an input of the second frontend power conversion unit;
a power output port disposed at the second end of the housing;
a first circuit board disposed inside of the accommodation space and on the first sidewall of the housing, wherein the first frontend power conversion unit and the second backend power conversion unit are mounted on the first circuit board;
a second circuit board disposed inside of the accommodation space and on the second sidewall of the housing, wherein the second frontend power conversion unit and the first backend power conversion unit are mounted on the second circuit board; and
a third circuit board disposed inside of the accommodation space of the housing and connected to the first circuit board and the second circuit board, wherein the power output port is mounted on the third circuit board and extends beyond the second end of the housing, the first frontend power conversion unit is connected to the first backend power conversion unit through the third circuit board, and the second frontend power conversion unit is connected to the second backend power conversion unit through the third circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,342,134

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND A METHOD OF BONDING ELECTRODE LEAD OF BATTERY TO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

LG Chem. Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A printed circuit board configured to include a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface, the printed circuit board comprising:a board;
a plurality of connection parts on the board, each configured to be electrically connected with an electrode lead of a battery;
through holes each on one side of the board on a side from which the electrode lead of the battery is connected, each through hole passing through a respective one of the connection parts and through the board from the first surface to the second surface in a region in which the respective connection part is disposed;
guide holes each passing through a respective one of the connection parts and through the board from the first surface to the second surface in the region in which the respective connection part is disposed; and
a plurality of metal plates each soldered to a respective one of the connection parts and having an upper surface to which the electrode lead of the battery is bonded,
wherein at least one through hole and at least one guide hole pass through each connection part.

US Pat. No. 10,342,123

PRINTED BOARD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed board on which a circuit is mounted, comprising:an opening recessed from an edge surface of the printed board; and
a first conductive member connected to the printed board and bridged over the opening, the first conductive member having a contact portion that comes into contact with a second conductive member extending in a direction making an angle with regard to a surface perpendicular to the edge surface of the printed board,
wherein the contact portion is provided on a side of the edge surface of the printed board of the first conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,342,116

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:a wiring board;
a plurality of components mounted on a principal surface of the wiring board;
a sealing resin layer that is stacked on the principal surface of the wiring board, that has a step at an opposite surface of the sealing resin layer opposite to a surface of the sealing resin layer at a principal surface side of the wiring board, and that covers the plurality of components;
a groove that is formed in the sealing resin layer to intersect with the step when the wiring board is viewed in plan view, and that extends between a predetermined component and another component included in the plurality of components; and
a shield wall disposed in the groove and formed with a conductor,
wherein the groove includes, in a cross section taken in a direction perpendicular to the principal surface of the wiring board and in a direction intersecting with the groove, a first portion at the principal surface side of the wiring board, and a second portion at an opposite surface side of the sealing resin layer, the second portion being continuous from the first portion, and
wherein, in the cross section, an area of the second portion of the groove located at a higher portion side of the step is larger than an area of the second portion of the groove located at a lower portion side of the step.

US Pat. No. 10,342,113

CONTROLLED LASER IRRADIATION ATOM SOURCE

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMING...

1. A method of generating a vapour of neutral atoms of a specific species, the method comprising the steps of:positioning a sample material comprising a compound of the specific species, in a vacuum; and
irradiating the compound with a first laser, thereby to generate a vapour of neutral atoms of the specific species from the compound of the specific species, wherein the neutral atoms of the specific species in the vapour of neutral atoms of the specific species have a velocity of less than 50 ms?1, and wherein a power output of the first laser is selected such that an intensity at the sample material is less than 4 kW/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,342,105

RELAY DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC GROUPING FUNCTION

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A device comprising:relay circuitry configured to selectively deliver alternating current (AC) power to a load; and
light sensor circuitry configured to detect one or more modulated light signals, wherein the device is configured to join a group including a plurality of devices based at least in part on the one or more modulated light signals.

US Pat. No. 10,342,104

VIDEO ON DEMAND FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICES

A9.Com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium (CRM) of a computing device storing instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the computing device to perform operations comprising:receiving an input;
after receiving the input, sending a signal to a communication device, the signal representing a command to activate a camera of the communication device;
receiving, from the communication device, image data representing one or more images captured within a field of view of the camera;
displaying, on a display, the one or more images;
receiving, from the communication device, audio data representing sound; and
outputting the sound using a speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,342,085

BACK LIGHT DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A back light device comprising:a first light emitting block comprising a first plurality of light emitting modules connected in series to each other;
a power supply module configured to apply a driving voltage to the first light emitting block;
a first power switch connected to the first light emitting block and configured to control the driving voltage on or off; and
a control module configured to turn on or off the first power switch such that a constant current is supplied to the first light emitting block and to control an on/off of the first plurality of light emitting modules based on a dimming signal,
wherein the control module is configured to, in response to a ripple value of the constant current being different from a certain ripple value, change at least one of a turn-on period and a turn-off period of the first power switch to calibrate the ripple value of the constant current to the certain ripple value.

US Pat. No. 10,342,078

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a tube;
an LED light strip disposed inside the tube;
a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the LED light strip;
a power supply comprising a circuit board, a plurality of electronic components and a heat-dissipating element, wherein at least a part of the plurality of electronic components and the heat-dissipating element are on the circuit board; and
a first end cap and a second end cap respectively attached at two ends of the tube, each of the first and second end caps comprising a lateral wall and an end wall having an opening, the lateral wall substantially coaxial with the tube and connected to the tube, the end wall substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the lateral wall and connected to an end of the lateral wall away from the tube,
wherein the circuit board is inside the first end cap, and the heat-dissipating element is disposed closer to the opening on the end wall of the first end cap than are the plurality of the electronic components disposed in the first end cap.

US Pat. No. 10,342,075

INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE AND INDUCTION HOB COMPRISING AN INDUCTION HEATING DEVICE OF THIS KIND

E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau...

1. An induction heating device comprising at least one induction heating coil and comprising a plug-type contact device, wherein said induction heating device comprises:a coil carrier for said at least one induction heating coil;
said plug-type contact device is arranged on a bottom face of said coil carrier with an insertion direction perpendicular to a surface of said coil carrier;
said plug-type contact device comprises a plug housing which is held on said bottom face of said coil carrier in such a way that said plug housing has an ability to move with a defined movement travel in a plane parallel to said surface of said coil carrier;
said plug housing comprises at least two receiving chambers with a direction of extent parallel to an insertion direction of said plug-type contact device, wherein said receiving chambers are defined by at least two receiving sleeves each open at a bottom side thereof and each having two lateral slots;
one plug-type contact that is arranged in each of said receiving chambers; and
one contact-making line attached to each of said plug-type contacts, each contact-making line running freely from said plug-type contact, through the two lateral slots, to said induction heating coil,
wherein said plug-type contact device is mounted on said coil carrier in a floating manner.

US Pat. No. 10,342,067

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VEHICULAR POSITIONING BASED ON WIRELESS FINGERPRINTING DATA IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method of vehicular positioning of nodes of a radio frequency (RF) wireless network comprising a plurality of nodes disposed at respective fixed locations and a plurality of mobile nodes that reside in respective vehicles that move within a service area of the wireless network, and wherein each node of the plurality of nodes comprises one or more communication interfaces configured for scanning an RF wireless environment of the respective node, the method comprising:periodically receiving respective wireless fingerprint sample data generated by each mobile node of the plurality of mobile nodes, the wireless fingerprint sample data comprising data elements characterizing RF signals received by the mobile node from RF signal sources during scanning of the RF wireless environment of the mobile node and a corresponding geographic location within the service area at which the RF signals were received;
forming a collection of the wireless fingerprint sample data received from the plurality of mobile nodes;
receiving a request for an estimated geographic location of a particular mobile node of the plurality of mobile nodes;
searching the collection using a wireless snapshot comprising data elements characterizing RF signals received in a current RF wireless environment of the particular mobile node, to identify wireless fingerprint samples of the collection that match the data elements of the wireless snapshot; and
calculating an estimated location of the particular mobile node using the identified wireless fingerprint sample data.

US Pat. No. 10,342,052

CLIENT STEERING FOR A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A method for operating a wireless access point (WAP) selected communication channel on a wireless local area network (WLAN); and the method comprising the acts of:accumulating proximity records over multiple time periods for each station that associates with the WAP, wherein a proximity record includes proximity metrics including at least a dwell time of each station relative to the WAP;
in response to receiving an association request at a current time period from a given station:
analyzing current proximity metrics from the request with the accumulated proximity records for the given station to predict proximity states and associated connectivity options;
determining a probability for each of the predicted proximity states based on a predicted dwell time for the given station at its current proximity to the WAP in view of the analyzed proximity records associated with the given station; and
in response to a highest determined probability exceeding a threshold for the current time period, controlling the WAP to enable a communication link for the given station based on a connectivity option associated with the predicted proximity state with the highest determined probability.

US Pat. No. 10,342,050

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A CARRIER AGGREGATION WITH AT LEAST ONE SCELL OPERATING IN AN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring with a Timing Advance Group (TAG) to which at least two uplink (UL) cells belong;
receiving a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) order from an eNodeB (eNB) on a downlink (DL) cell associated with a first UL cell in the TAG, wherein the PDCCH order triggers a random access procedure by informing a random access preamble;
determining whether the first UL cell is available for transmitting the random access preamble;
selecting one of the at least two UL cells which is available for transmitting the random access preamble if the first cell is determined as unavailable; and
transmitting the informed random access preamble on the selected one of the at least two UL cells,
wherein the first UL cell is determined as unavailable if it is occupied by other transmitters as a result of a Listen Before Talk (LBT) procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,025

DYNAMIC DELAY SCHEDULING METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR VOICE DATA

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A scheduling method for voice data, comprising:determining whether semi-persistent scheduling is enabled, and whether a User Equipment, UE, supports the semi-persistent scheduling;
in response to that the semi-persistent scheduling is not enabled or the UE does not support the semi-persistent scheduling, determining whether dynamic delay scheduling is enabled, wherein the dynamic delay scheduling comprises scheduling by binding two consecutive voice data packets; and in response to that the dynamic delay scheduling is enabled, implementing the dynamic delay scheduling;
wherein the scheduling by binding two consecutive voice data packets comprises:
acquiring two voice data packets arriving consecutively in a preset time interval;
acquiring attribute information of the two voice data packets and transmitting the attribute information to a Media Access Control, MAC, layer;
reserving a buffer space with a certain size in a buffer according to the attribute information of the two voice data packets; and
scheduling the two voice data packets in the reserved buffer space;
wherein the scheduling of the two voice data packets in the reserved buffer space comprises:
during an uplink dynamic delay scheduling, judging whether uplink data with a Logical Channel Group, LCG, equal to 1 exists; if any, inserting the uplink data to an uplink scheduling queue, and registering an uplink reserved buffer space; and
during a downlink dynamic delay scheduling, judging whether downlink data with a QoS Class Identifier, QCI, equal to 1 exists; if any, inserting the downlink data to a downlink scheduling queue, and registering a downlink reserved buffer space.

US Pat. No. 10,342,019

UE DISCOVERY METHOD AND SYSTEM IN D2D NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:identifying pre-configuration information for a transmission of a synchronization signal; and
transmitting the synchronization signal in a transmission resource determined based on the pre-configuration information,
wherein the pre-configuration information comprises a pool list for device to device (D2D) communication, and
wherein the UE exists outside of coverage in which a service is provided by a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT USING A COMMON SET OF ENCRYPTION KEYS

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A content distribution system, comprising:at least one content distribution server; and
a source encoder comprising a processor and a memory containing an encoding application, wherein the encoding application configures the processor to encode source content as a plurality of alternative streams of protected video each having a different bitrate by performing the steps of:
identifying a plurality of sections for the source content;
identifying a common set of keys for encrypting corresponding portions of the source content across a plurality of different encodings;
for each particular section of the plurality of sections:
encoding the particular section to produce a plurality of encodings of the particular section for each of the plurality of alternative streams of protected video, wherein the plurality of encodings of the particular section comprises encodings at a plurality of different bitrates;
partially encrypting a portion of at least one encoded frame from the plurality of encodings of the particular section using a particular key of the common set of keys so that each partially encrypted frame contains encrypted portions and unencrypted portions of data;
storing encryption information that identifies the partially encrypted portion of the at least one encoded frame; and
storing the encrypted plurality of encodings of the particular section in a set of one or more container files on a set of servers that form part of a content distribution system;
storing a container index that provides references to a location for each section of the plurality of sections in at least one of the set of container files; and
storing a reference to the common set of keys on the at least one content distribution server.

US Pat. No. 10,341,338

SMART CARD REDIRECTION

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a processing device of a server executing an application, a network connection to a client device having a smart card;
detecting a program call associated with an authentication of a user of the client device for accessing the application;
determining, based on the program call, whether the smart card is a remote smart card for the server;
responsive to determining that the smart card is the remote smart card, redirecting the program call to the client device via a communication channel of the network connection; and
authenticating, by the server using a local component, the user of the client device in view of data returned by the client device in response to the program call, the local component handling the remote smart card as local to the server.

US Pat. No. 10,340,928

PHASE-LOCKED LOOP

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a clock module, a reference clock signal;
adjusting, by a first digital-to-time converter, the reference clock signal in accordance with a first control signal;
generating, by the first digital-to-time converter, a first input signal corresponding to the adjusted reference clock signal;
receiving, by a time-to-digital converter, the first input signal;
generating, by the time-to-digital converter, an output signal based on the first input signal;
generating an output high-frequency clock signal based on the output signal from the time-to-digital converter;
generating a derived signal from the output high-frequency clock signal;
adjusting, by a second digital-to-time converter, the derived signal in accordance with a second control signal, wherein a value of the first control signal and a value of the second control signal are centered about a midpoint value, M, and offset from the midpoint value by a fraction, x, such that the values of the first and second control signals are respectively defined as (M+x) and (M?x);
generating, by the second digital-to-time converter, a second input signal corresponding to the adjusted derived signal; and
receiving, by the time-to-digital converter, the second input signal, wherein the time-to-digital converter generates the output signal based on both the first input signal and the second input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,673

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An electronic device comprising:a support frame comprising a frame body and a first cable management unit, the frame body having a cable management recess and a cable management hole, the cable management recess communicating with the cable management hole, the first cable management unit being connected to the frame body and rotatably located in the cable management recess, wherein the support frame further comprises a retainer, the first cable management unit has an indentation, and the retainer engages with the indentation, such that the first cable management unit is rotatable;
an electronic unit disposed on the frame body; and
a cable having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the first end being connected to the electronic unit, the second end passing through the cable management hole to enter the cable management recess, the first cable management unit limiting the cable in the cable management recess, the first cable management unit rotating along with the cable when the cable is pulled to move.

US Pat. No. 10,340,480

OLED MICROCAVITY DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION METHOD

Avalon Holographics Inc.,...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable medium comprising instructions to cause one or more processors to perform a method for obtaining fabrication specifications to fabricate a microcavity OLED tuned to a specified wavelength of light, said microcavity OLED comprising material layers including microcavity layers and reflective layers, wherein said microcavity layers and reflective layers are configured to provide a cathode layer and an anode layer with organic layers disposed there between, an optional filler layer and a Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR), and said method comprising the processor-implemented steps of:i. calculating optical path length and mirror reflectance approximations for the cathode and DBR for a given set of microcavity OLED emission characteristics;
ii. applying a FDTD simulation to determine mirror penetration depths required for the microcavity OLED to be tuned to the specified wavelength of light using the optical path length and mirror reflectance approximations;
iii. applying a FDTD simulation to parameterize one or more of the material layers to form the microcavity layers; and
iv. using the results of the FDTD simulation to parameterize one or more of the material layers to determine the optimized thicknesses for the one or more materials layers and thereby provide fabrication specifications for the microcavity OLED.

US Pat. No. 10,340,409

COMPENSATED PHOTONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SIFOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES C...

1. A photonic device, comprising:a silicon-based substrate;
a second contact layer heavily doped with second-type dopants and disposed on the substrate;
a Ge absorption layer disposed on the second contact layer;
a first contact layer heavily doped with first-type dopants and disposed on the Ge absorption layer;
one or more anti-reflection layers disposed on the first contact layer; and
a compensation region formed at an interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer, the compensation region doped with compensation dopants such that a first carrier concentration around the interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer is reduced and a second carrier concentration in a bulk region of the Ge absorption layer is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,340,163

MOUNTING APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A mounting apparatus comprising:a primary pedestal with a mounting stage installed thereon;
a gantry frame extending in a Y direction across the primary pedestal with the ends thereof supported on the primary pedestal in a manner movable in an X direction;
a mounting head supported on the gantry frame in a manner movable in the Y direction;
an X-direction linear motor for driving the gantry frame in the X direction;
a Y-direction linear motor for driving the mounting head in the Y direction;
a secondary pedestal arranged apart from the primary pedestal; and
a Y-direction load receiver installed on the secondary pedestal in a manner movable in the X direction and immovable in the Y direction, wherein
the X-direction linear motor includes an X-direction stator attached to the secondary pedestal and an X-direction mover attached to an end portion of the gantry frame, and wherein
the Y-direction linear motor includes a Y-direction stator attached to the gantry frame in a manner movable in the Y direction and a Y-direction mover attached to the mounting head,
the mounting apparatus further comprising a connection member connecting one end of the Y-direction stator and the Y-direction load receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,339,831

SMART DRILL GUIDE DEVICE FOR MUSCLE TRAINING OF HAND DRILLING OPERATIONS

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIV...

1. A drill guide device for training users on hand drilling operations, the device comprising:a speed detection device for measuring speed of a drill bit used by the drill guide device for drilling an object surface during a hand drilling operation;
a force detection device for measuring force applied by the drill bit on the object surface during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the force detection device comprises a load cell;
an alignment detection device for detecting alignment of the drill bit with respect to the object surface during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the alignment detection device comprises a drill guide base held using a drill guide holder connected with a handle;
wherein the force detection device is integral with the handle; and
a user interface connected to the speed detection device, the force detection device and the alignment detection device for communicating to a user information related to the measured speed, the measured force and the detected alignment of the drill bit during the hand drilling operation;
wherein the training on hand drilling operations is provided based on a predefined required range of speed, force and alignment measurement specifications, thereby diminishing mistakes while manufacturing structural components or systems.

US Pat. No. 10,339,424

METHOD AND DEVICE OF NEURAL NETWORK OPERATIONS USING A GRID GENERATOR FOR CONVERTING MODES ACCORDING TO CLASSES OF AREAS TO SATISFY LEVEL 4 OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A method for neural network operations by using a grid generator, comprising steps of:(a) a computing device, if a test image is acquired, instructing a detector to acquire object location information for testing, including information on where objects for testing are located on the test image, and class information of non-objects for testing, including information on classes of the non-objects for testing on the test image by detecting the objects for testing and the non-objects for testing on the test image;
(b) the computing device instructing the grid generator to generate section information, which includes information on a plurality of subsections in the test image, by referring to the object location information for testing;
(c) the computing device instructing a neural network to determine parameters for testing, to be used for applying the neural network operations to either (i) at least part of the subsections including each of the objects for testing and each of the non-objects for testing corresponding to said each of the objects for testing, or (ii) each of sub-regions, in each of said at least part of the subsections, where said each of the non-objects for testing is located, by referring to parameters for training which have been learned by using information on non-objects for training whose corresponding class information is same as or similar to that of the non-objects for testing; and
(d) the computing device instructing the neural network to apply the neural network operations to the test image by using each of the parameters for testing, corresponding to each of said at least part of the subsections, to thereby generate one or more neural network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,338,995

END TO END FPGA DIAGNOSTICS FOR A SAFETY SYSTEM

Artesyn Embedded Computin...

1. A system comprising:a first fail-safe chassis (FSC) that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a chassis health signal including a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request a plurality of modules in the system that each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a first comparison between each of the module health signals and a predetermined health value; and
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the first comparison;
a second FSC that:
receives a plurality of module health signals from a plurality of associated modules and continuously generates a second chassis health signal that contains a first portion indicating the health of the chassis and a second portion indicating a test request, a plurality of modules in the system each receive the chassis health signal;
determines whether one or more of the module health signals indicates that an associated module is unhealthy based on a second comparison between the module health signals and the predetermined health value;
selectively de-asserts first chassis health signal based on the second comparison; and
a safety relay box module that determines whether to instruct the first FSC to operate in a predetermined mode based on the chassis health signal and the second chassis health signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,604

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A vehicle control system comprising:a controller configured to determine a communication loss between a first vehicle and one or more of a second vehicle or a monitoring device in a vehicle system that also includes the first vehicle, the controller configured to determine an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined,
wherein the controller also is configured to obtain a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, or different times, and
wherein the controller is configured to automatically change the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction determined by the controller responsive to the communication loss being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,338,306

EDGE-LIT LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE WITH LIGHT SOURCE AND LIGHT GUIDE END RECEIVED IN RECEIVING GROOVE OF COVER, AND METAL FRAME

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a cover comprising a top wall and a side wall extending downwards from the top wall, and a receiving chamber defined by the top wall and the side wall;
an insulation component located on an inner surface of the side wall of the cover and defining a receiving groove;
a light source assembly located on a surface of an inner wall of the receiving groove of the insulation component;
a light guide assembly received in the receiving chamber of the cover, wherein the light guide assembly comprises an end received in the receiving groove of the insulation component;
a metal frame fixed at a periphery of the cover; and
a driving power supply assembly disposed on an upper surface of the cover, wherein the driving power supply assembly is attached onto the upper surface of the cover and is electrically connected with the light source assembly to supply power to the light source assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,337,981

LOW VOLUME MULTIPASS CELL

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A multipass cell, comprising:a body;
a cavity formed within the body;
at least a first channel configured to allow a beam to enter the cavity;
a first concave spherical, toroidal or cylindrical mirror at a first end of the cavity; and
a second concave spherical, toroidal or cylindrical mirror at the opposite end of the cavity; wherein
the first mirror and the second mirror are configured to reflect a beam entering the cavity just outside an outer edge of the first or the second mirror a predetermined number of times so that the beam propagates substantially in a single plane between the first and the second mirror, and wherein the first mirror and the second mirror are positioned in such a way that the beam is focused between the first and the second mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,337,770

THERMOELECTRIC-BASED THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES

GENTHERM INCORPORATED, N...

1. A thermal management system configured to manage temperature of an electrical device, the thermal management system comprising:a thermoelectric device configured to transfer thermal energy between a main surface and a waste surface with the application of electric power to the thermoelectric device, wherein the main surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from an electrical conductor, and wherein the electrical conductor is configured to deliver electric power to or from an electrical device such that the electrical conductor serves as a conduit for conducting thermal energy between the electrical device and the thermoelectric device, and
wherein the waste surface of the thermoelectric device is configured to conduct thermal energy to or from a liquid heat exchanger, the liquid heat exchanger configured to transfer thermal energy via a liquid working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,731

BOTTOM CUP COVER, BURNER AND GAS APPLIANCE

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. A bottom cup cover used in a burner, comprising:a gas intake assembly provided with a first gas intake channel, a connecting channel and a second gas intake channel, the connecting channel connecting the first gas intake channel to the second gas intake channel, the second gas intake channel being obliquely arranged relative to the first gas intake channel, and the first gas intake channel having a gas inlet;
a first primary air supplement cavity and a second primary air supplement cavity being defined in the bottom cup cover, the first primary air supplement cavity being separated from the second primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake channel being in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the second gas intake channel being in communication with the second primary air supplement cavity, and the connecting channel being configured to gas flow to circulate between the first primary air supplement cavity and the second primary air supplement cavity;
a first supplement part, a first mixing part and a second supplement part;
the gas intake assembly comprising a first gas intake part, a second gas intake part and a connecting part, the connecting part connecting the first gas intake part and the second gas intake part;
the first gas intake part, the first supplement part and the first mixing part being connected sequentially, the second supplement part being connected to the first mixing part from above, the second gas intake part penetrating the first supplement part and the second supplement part, and the connecting part being arranged at an outer side wall of the first supplement part; and
the first supplement part defining the first primary air supplement cavity, the second supplement part defining the second primary air supplement cavity, the first mixing part defining a first groove in communication with the first primary air supplement cavity, the first gas intake part defining the first gas intake channel, the second gas intake part defining the second gas intake channel, and the connecting part defining the connecting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,554

CROSSHEAD FOR A PISTON ROD

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

13. A crosshead for a piston rod, comprising:a main body, made as a single piece, said main body comprising:
a first and a second seat, said first seat configured to hold a connecting rod and said second seat configured to hold a piston rod;
a front portion and a back portion, the back portion comprising two branches connected to the front portion, each branch defining a respective hole for a pin,
wherein said first seat is located on the back portion and said second is located on the front portion; and
two shoes, each shoe connected to both branches.

US Pat. No. 10,337,550

CAGE NUT FASTENER AND METHODS FOR TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION OF SAME

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cage nut fastener capable of installation against a frame member without the aid of tools, the cage nut fastener comprising:a spring cage that includes:
a back wall with a wall aperture therethrough;
a cage arm extending in a forward direction from a side of the back wall; and
a lever arm; and
a nut retained within a space defined by the spring cage, and prevented from rotation therein, the nut including a nut aperture therethrough that is generally aligned with the wall aperture of the back wall;
wherein the lever arm includes an extension portion, arranged at a first side of the spring cage and extending in a rearward direction behind the back wall of the spring cage, and a hooking portion, passing behind the back wall from the first side of the spring cage to a second side of the spring cage, opposite the first side, and having a distal end that terminates in front of the nut; and
wherein application of a compression force upon the lever arm, without the aid of tools, manipulates the spring cage to a compressed state that facilitates positioning each of a distal end of the cage arm and the distal end of the hooking portion of the lever arm through an aperture of a frame member so that, upon release of the compression force, the spring cage and the nut are secured against the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,336,980

TISSUE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ADIPOSE TISSUE

The GID Group, Inc., Lou...

1. A portable apparatus with a container for multi-step processing of human biological material containing stringy tissue including washing, enzymatic digestion and centrifuging to prepare a cell concentrate in the container in the form of a pellet phase formed during the centrifuging, the apparatus being orientable in an access orientation and the apparatus comprising:the container having an internal containment volume including a tissue retention volume and a filtrate volume;
a filter disposed within the internal containment volume with the tissue retention volume on one side of the filter and the filtrate volume on another side of the filter with the tissue retention volume and the filtrate volume being in fluid communication through the filter;
an inlet port in fluid communication with the tissue retention volume and configured to access the tissue retention volume for introducing human biological material into the tissue retention volume;
a suction port in fluid communication with the filtrate volume and configured to access the filtrate volume for suctioning material from the filtrate volume;
wherein:
the internal containment volume includes a pellet well disposed in a bottom portion of the filtrate volume below a bottom elevation of the filter and accessible only from above when the apparatus is in the access orientation;
the pellet well has a volume in a range of from 0.3 cubic centimeter to 3 cubic centimeters;
when the apparatus is in the access orientation, the pellet well has at least one portion with a vertical length of 0.5 centimeter, a maximum horizontal cross-dimension of no larger than 10 millimeters and a minimum horizontal cross-dimension of no smaller than 1.5 millimeters; and
the internal containment volume comprises an available processing volume with a portion of the available processing volume being in the tissue retention volume and the volume of the pellet well is in a range of from 0.2 percent to 2 percent of the portion of the available processingvolume in the tissue retention volume;
wherein the available processing volume is in a range of from 20 cubic centimeters to 400 cubic centimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,336,402

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

CPT Zwei GmbH, Nuremberg...

1. A method for operating an electric bicycle having an electric motor and a transmission having at least two gears, the method comprising:ascertaining, at a control unit in communication with the electric motor and the transmission, an instantaneous pedal frequency, which is generated by a user of the electric bicycle;
checking, by the control unit, whether the ascertained instantaneous pedal frequency within a predetermined pedal frequency interval;
ascertaining, at the control unit, an instantaneous travel speed of the electric bicycle based on torque data or rotational speed data received from a torque sensor or a rotational speed sensor respectively, the torque sensor and the rotational speed sensor in communication with the control unit;
ascertaining, at the control unit, at least two gears of the transmission within the predetermined pedal frequency interval depending on the ascertained travel speed;
ascertaining, at the control unit, a respective power of the electric motor for each of the at least two gears ascertained;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the lowest ascertained power of the electric motor by comparing the at least two ascertained powers of the electric motor;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the gear of the transmission associated with the lower power; and
outputting, from the control unit, a signal including information associated with the ascertained gear of the transmission associated with the lower power.

US Pat. No. 10,336,352

INERTIAL TRACK MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A track geometry measurement system, comprising:a plurality of wheels operable to trail over rail track;
a frame coupled to the wheels;
an inertial measurement unit (IMU) coupled to the frame;
a global positioning system (GPS) coupled to the frame;
a memory configured to store IMU data; and
a processor configured to
determine a relative position of a portion of the frame based on data from the GPS and data from the IMU,
determine a signature based on the data from the IMU, and
search IMU data stored in the memory for the signature to align the position with the IMU data stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,335,223

HEMOSTASIS INSTRUMENT

ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH,...

1. A hemostasis instrument for actively stopping bleeding comprising a plurality of hemostasis components, wherein at least the following hemostasis components are provided:a thermal hemostasis apparatus for tissue coagulation by generating a temperature above the coagulation temperature of biological tissue by a coagulation electrode, the thermal hemostasis apparatus including a lumen and a channel extending within the lumen and beyond a terminal face of the lumen, wherein the coagulation electrode is axially movable within the channel;
a biochemical hemostasis apparatus for generating a dielectric barrier discharge which does not heat the biological tissue by an amount sufficient to raise the temperature of the biological tissue to the coagulation temperature of the biological tissue; the biochemical hemostasis apparatus comprising at least one discharge electrode and an elastic insulation apparatus, wherein the elastic insulation apparatus is disposed at a distal end of the channel in spaced relation with a distal end of the lumen and the elastic insulation apparatus is adapted to be arranged between the at least one discharge electrode and a tissue to be treated, and wherein the coagulation electrode of the thermal hemostasis apparatus at the same time forms the discharge electrode of the biochemical hemostasis apparatus and the at least one discharge electrode is capable of penetrating through the elastic insulation apparatus;
a supply apparatus for supplying substances influencing blood clotting to the tissue to be treated, and
a supply apparatus for supplying noble gas to the tissue to be treated.
US Pat. No. 10,336,695

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF 1-(5-(2,4-DIFLUOROPHENYL)-1-((3-FLUOROPHENYL)SULFONYL)-4-METHOXY-1H-PYRROL-3-YL)-N-METHYLMETHANAMINE SALT

Daewoong Pharmaceutical C...

1. A crystalline form I of 1-(5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1-((3-fluorophenyl)sulfonyl)-4-methoxy-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-N-methylmethanamine hydrochloride having peaks at diffraction angles (2?±0.2°) of 5.8°, 9.7°, 10.0°, 12.8°, 13.2°, 17.4° and 18.5° in an X-ray powder diffraction pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,342,145

SUBSTRATE HOLDING STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A substrate holding structure comprising:a cylindrical side wall portion that forms an accommodating space;
a holding wall portion protruding inward of the accommodating space from the side wall portion;
a plurality of press fit terminals held by the holding wall portion, protruding toward an opening of the side wall portion, and pressedly inserted into holes of a substrate accommodated in the accommodating space; and
a flexible arm portion protruding toward the opening from a position closer to the side wall portion than the press fit terminals of the holding wall portion, and having a hook portion configured to lock a surface on the opening side of the substrate, wherein
distal end positions of the press fit terminals and the arm portion are located closer to the holding wall portion than an end surface on the opening side of the side wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,342,143

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR PRINTED WIRING BOARD HAVING DIELECTRIC LAYER

1. A laminated member comprising: a resin substrate; and a pair of metal clad laminates,the metal clad laminate comprising: a dielectric layer having a thickness of 30 ?m or less and a strain energy at break of 1.8 MJ or less; a first metal foil arranged on a first surface of the dielectric layer; a second metal foil arranged on a second surface of the dielectric layer; a first carrier arranged on the first metal foil via a releasable layer; and a second carrier arranged on the first metal foil via a releasable layer,
the pair of metal clad laminates being arranged on the resin substrate in such a manner that the first carrier of each metal clad laminate faces each surface of the resin substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,142

IMPLEMENTING CUSTOMIZED PCB VIA CREATION THROUGH USE OF MAGNETIC PADS

International Business Ma...

1. A structure for implementing enhanced via creation without creating a via barrel stub during printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
said printed circuit board (PCB) including a via;
said via extending through the printed circuit board (PCB);
a plurality of magnetic pads contained in said via including a plurality of magnetic capture pads; and
plating covering an intended area of the via only in a region captive by the plurality of magnetic capture pads, said plurality of magnetic pads eliminating via barrel stub creation during PCB manufacturing.

US Pat. No. 10,342,136

MONITORING DEVICE

1. A monitoring device, comprising:a substrate having a circuit trace disposed thereon, wherein the substrate includes a flexible flange portion including a living hinge and wherein the flexible flange portion has a component disposed thereon; and
a circuit carrier that includes a recessed portion;
wherein the substrate is disposed on the circuit carrier such that the flange portion and the component are disposed in the recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,342,135

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer forming one surface of a base substrate;
an embedded circuit pattern embedded in the first insulating layer and exposed through the one surface of the base substrate;
a second insulating layer comprising a circuit and laminated on the one surface of the base substrate and having a cavity formed therein, the second insulating layer being exposed through the cavity; and
a metal layer disposed on the one surface of the base substrate and exposed through an inner wall of the cavity,
wherein the metal layer is disposed on and abuts the surface of the base substrate, and the second insulating layer partially embeds the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,133

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A FIRST AREA, A SECOND AREA ADJACENT TO THE FIRST AREA, AND A THIRD AREA ADJACENT TO THE SECOND AREA

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device, comprising:an insulating substrate including:
a first area having a display area,
a second area adjacent to the first area, and
a third area adjacent to the second area;
a wiring substrate mounted on a surface side of the insulating substrate at a position that overlaps the third area; and
a supporting substrate fixed to another surface side of the insulating substrate, the other surface side being opposite to the surface side, the supporting substrate including:
a first supporting substrate that overlaps the first area in a plan view, and
a second supporting substrate that overlaps the third area in a plan view, wherein
the third area includes a mounting portion for mourning the wiring substrate,
the second area is located between the first area and the third area, and does not overlap the first supporting substrate and the second supporting substrate in a plan view,
the insulating substrate is bent at the second area so that the first area and the third area face each other,
the first supporting substrate and the second supporting substrate face each other,
a second thickness of the insulating substrate in the second area is less than each of a first thickness of the insulating substrate in the first area and a third thickness of the insulating substrate in the third area, and
a second surface of the insulating substrate on the other surface side in the second area is rougher than each of a first surface of the insulating substrate on the other surface side in the first area and a third surface of the insulating substrate on the other surface side in the third area.

US Pat. No. 10,342,132

MEMORY DEVICE WITH INSERTABLE PORTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A memory device, comprising:a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a first thickness, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the first PCB is to house one or more memory modules disposed on at least one side of the first PCB in an area proximate to the first end of the first PCB, wherein the area of the first PCB proximate the first end has the first thickness;
at least one layer having a second thickness, wherein the at least one layer is attached to the at least one side of the first PCB proximate to an edge of the first PCB that comprises the second end of the first PCB, wherein the second end is to form a memory device portion that is insertable into a connector slot disposed on a second PCB; and
an interconnect disposed on the at least one side of the first PCB around the second end of the first PCB to provide an air gap between the at least one layer and the interconnect, wherein the interconnect is to electrically couple the one or more memory modules of the first PCB with the second PCB, wherein the insertable portion has a thickness that comprises the first and second thicknesses, to fit into the connector slot of the second PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,342,131

PCB LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) laminated structure, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed to overlap with the first substrate; and
an interposer assembly disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and configured to allow signal communication between the first and second substrates,
wherein the interposer assembly comprises:
a housing configured to form a closed region between a top surface of the first substrate and a bottom surface of the second substrate;
a signal via electrically coupling the first substrate and the second substrate and configured to transmit signals between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a ground via electrically coupled to the housing and configured to serve as a ground, wherein the ground via is positioned apart from the signal via by a predetermined distance, and
a metal coating layer disposed at a side surface of the housing and configured to shield signals, wherein the metal coating layer is selectively disposed along the side surface of the housing to be adjacent to signal emission devices mounted on the first and second substrates such that portions of the side surface of the housing are exposed between gaps of the selectively disposed metal coating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,122

INTERFACE FOR LIMITING SUBSTRATE DAMAGE DUE TO DISCRETE FAILURE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a component operatively coupled to an interface, the interface comprised of a resilient material;
responsive to exposure of the interface to a thermal event of at least a first temperature, the resilient material configured to change from a first state to a second state, the second state including a physical transformation of the resilient material; and
the transformation to change a position of the component from a first position to a second position, wherein the position change of the component includes a separation of the component from a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,121

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY UNIT AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A flexible electronic device comprising:a flexible display; and
a flexible frame coupled to a rear of the flexible display, the flexible frame comprising:
a first rigid portion;
a second rigid portion; and
a flexible portion located between the first rigid portion and the second rigid portion and configured to permit the frame to be bent, the flexible portion comprising:
a first region comprising a first plurality of holes having a first size and arranged in a first pattern; and
second regions each comprising a second plurality of holes having a second size and arranged in a second pattern different from the first pattern,
wherein the first size is greater than the second size and the first plurality of holes and the second plurality of holes are shaped to be elongated along a same direction,
wherein a center axis of the flexible frame is positioned in the first region,
wherein the second regions are correspondingly arranged at opposite sides of the first region in a direction away from the center axis,
wherein an area of the first plurality of holes within a portion of the first region having a particular area is greater than an area of the second plurality of holes within a portion of each of the second regions having the same particular area, and
wherein the flexible display is configured to bend according to a bending of the flexible frame about the center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,342,118

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LONGITUDE LICENSING LIMIT...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a wiring substrate;
a first semiconductor chip installed on one surface of the wiring substrate, the first semiconductor chip having a first edge and a second edge opposite to the first edge;
a second semiconductor chip stacked on the first semiconductor chip so that the second semiconductor chip crosses over the first edge and the second edge of the first semiconductor chip and a portion of a surface of the first semiconductor chip is exposed, wherein the second semiconductor chip is the top most semiconductor chip in the package:
a warp regulating member disposed directly on the exposed portion of the surface, wherein the warp regulating member comprises a first edge that aligns with the first edge of the first semiconductor chip and a second edge that aligns with the second edge of the first semiconductor chip and the warp regulating member covers a majority of the exposed portion of the surface: and
a sealing body formed on the wiring substrate to cover the first semiconductor chip, the second semiconductor chip, and the warp regulating member;
wherein the warp regulating member is a highly-resilient body having a modulus of elasticity higher than that of the sealing body.

US Pat. No. 10,342,117

ASSEMBLY

Marquardt GmbH, Rietheim...

1. An assembly comprising a first subassembly, a second subassembly and an adapter part, wherein the first subassembly is electrically and/or mechanically connected to the second subassembly, wherein the adapter part is arranged between the first subassembly and the second subassembly for the purpose of electrically and/or mechanically connecting the first subassembly to the second subassembly, and wherein the adapter part is a fork-shaped element having a base area from which four fork-shaped prongs extend, with each of the four fork-shaped prongs being secured to the first subassembly, and the base area being secured to the second subassembly such that forces acting between the two subassemblies are absorbed by the adapter part.

US Pat. No. 10,342,112

SATELLITE-SHAPED FLEXIBLE PLASMA GENERATOR

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A satellite-shaped flexible plasma generator comprising:a central electrode having a circular cross section;
a flexible dielectric material enclosing the central electrode; and
at least one external electrode having a circular cross section and being circumscribed about the flexible dielectric material while being separated from each other at regular intervals,
wherein the central electrode forms a two dimensional or three dimensional structure by using auxiliary support wires or auxiliary support fixtures, and
wherein a cooling line is provided in auxiliary support wires or auxiliary support fixtures to be perpendicular to the central electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,342,111

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE PROTECTION METHOD AND ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE PROTECTION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An electromagnetic pulse protecting method comprising:searching for a threat in atmosphere, the threat generating an electromagnetic pulse; and
irradiating a laser beam to have an electric field strength more than a breakdown electric field strength in the atmosphere when the laser beam is condensed on a light-condensed point to result in generating plasma in the light-condensed point in response to detection of the threat.

US Pat. No. 10,342,108

METROLOGY METHODS, RADIATION SOURCE, METROLOGY APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of measuring a property of a periodic structure, the method comprising:generating a beam of radiation by inverse Compton scattering;
directing the beam at the periodic structure;
detecting radiation reflected and diffracted by the periodic structure; and
determining the property of the periodic structure based on at least a property of the detected radiation,
wherein the radiation beam has a wavelength between 0.1 to 125 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,342,102

LIGHT FIXTURE CONTROL

CREE, INC., Durham, NC (...

1. A fixture configuration module comprising:fixture control circuitry configured to control a light fixture to produce light in accordance with a range of a lighting parameter;
a connector communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to removably couple with a corresponding connector of the light fixture and transfer electrical power from the light fixture to the fixture control circuitry while the connector is removably coupled to the corresponding connector of the light fixture;
range control circuitry comprising a non-volatile memory and near-field communication (NFC) circuitry, wherein the range control circuitry is communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to:
store a plurality of different ranges of the lighting parameter, each of the different ranges identifying at least a subset of values of the lighting parameter supported by the light fixture to produce light; and
designate the range of the lighting parameter from the plurality of different ranges to the fixture control circuitry;
wherein the NFC circuitry is configured to program the range control circuitry with a range received via NFC signaling by storing the range received via NFC signaling in the non-volatile memory while powered by magnetic induction produced by the NFC signaling and while the connector is decoupled from the corresponding connector of the light fixture;
wherein the non-volatile memory is configured to store the range programmed by the NFC circuitry and a different range not programmed by the NFC circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,342,093

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATING AN EDGE AREA THEREOF

Novomatic AG, Gumpoldski...

1. A display device comprising;at least two display units;
an illuminating device configured to illuminate a transition area between the at least two display units;
a plurality of determining units including a first determining unit and a second determining unit, wherein the first determining unit is configured to determine a first color information from an image block of a first one of the at least two display units, and the second determining unit is configured to determine a second color information from an image block of a second one of the at least two display units;
a color control device configured to control the color and/or the color spectrum of the light emitted by the illuminating device as a function of the first and second color information; and
wherein the image block of the first one of the at least two display units is assigned to the first determining unit, and the image block of the second one of the at least two display units is assigned to the second determining unit, and the first color information and the second color information can be determined in a temporally parallel manner by the plurality of determining units.

US Pat. No. 10,342,091

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:an anode electrode land;
a cathode electrode land;
a light-emitting portion including at least a first light-emitting portion, a second light-emitting portion, and a third light-emitting portion; and
three or more wires that are provided in parallel and are connected to the anode electrode land and the cathode electrode land, wherein
the three or more wires include a first wire, a second wire, and a third wire,
the first light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the first wire,
the second light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the second wire,
the third light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the third wire,
the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion each emit light having a different color temperature,
each of at least the first wire and the second wire among the three or more wires has a fixed resistor arranged outside the light-emitting portion,
a resistance of the fixed resistor arranged in the first wire is equal to or smaller than a resistance of the fixed resistor arranged in the second wire,
at least the first wire, the second wire, and the third wire among the three or more wires have different forward current-forward voltage characteristics and are respectively connected to the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion, and
a color temperature of light emitted from a whole of the light-emitting portion is able to be adjusted, wherein
the light-emitting device further comprises a substrate,
the substrate comprises a front surface and a back surface facing to the front surface, and
the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, the third light-emitting portion, the fixed resistor connected to the first wire, and the fixed resistor connected to the second wire are arranged on the front surface of the substrate,
wherein the anode electrode land and the cathode electrode land are the only anode electrode land and cathode electrode land, respectively, included in the light emitting device for externally applying current thereto,
total current applied to the light-emitting device is branched into at least the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion arranged in parallel on the circuit in the light-emitting device,
each of at least the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion has a response characteristic in which an amount of current applied to each light-emitting portion, in response to a total amount of current applied to the light-emitting device, varies depending on
the number of the LED elements connected in series in the each light-emitting portion,
whether the fixed resistor is connected to the each light-emitting portion, and
the resistance of the fixed resistor connected to the each light-emitting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,342,086

INTEGRATION OF LED LIGHTING WITH BUILDING CONTROLS

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A system comprising:a sensor configured, during operation, to output a signal indicative of an occupational state of an area in a building;
an LED-based light configured, during operation, to provide artificial light to the area, the LED-based light including:
at least one standardized electrical connector, wherein the least one standardized electrical connector is compatible with a conventional light fixture;
at least one LED;
an LED controller configured, during operation, to control the at least one LED in response to the signal;
a transmitter configured, during operation, to transmit the signal; and
a housing enclosing the at least one LED, the LED controller, and the transmitter,
wherein the housing is connected to the at least one standardized electrical connector; and
an environment regulator remote from the LED-based light, wherein the environment regulator is configured, during operation, to receive the transmitted signal and control a quality of air in the area in response to the transmitted signal.

US Pat. No. 10,342,081

LED DRIVER FOR PROVIDING POWER TO PARALLEL LEDS

Astronics DME LLC, Ft. L...

1. An LED driver, comprising:a constant current power source;
a switch electrically connected to the constant current power source, the switch having at least two outputs wherein the switch is configured to selectively connect the constant current power source to each of the at least two outputs; and
wherein the switch is configured to connect each of the at least two outputs for a pre-determined period of time, wherein the pre-determined period of time is selected such that one or more LEDs connected to an output are connected and disconnected at a rate imperceptible to an observer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,048

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for random access (RA) in a base station, the method comprising:transmitting a pilot signal for RA of a terminal through each of a plurality of beams;
determining a number of at least one RA preamble received by the base station without collision from among a plurality of preambles for the RA transmitted from a plurality of terminals;
determining a beam width based on the determined number of the at least one RA preamble; and
transmitting the pilot signal through at least one beam of the determined beam width.

US Pat. No. 10,342,045

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for multi-user channel access in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:transmitting, by an access point (AP), a multi-user request to send (MU RTS) frame to a first station (STA) and a second STA to simultaneously solicit uplink multi-user transmissions,
wherein the MU RTS frame includes:
first association identifier (AID) information for the first STA,
second AID information for the second STA,
first resource allocation information for a first uplink channel allocated to the first STA identified by the first AID information, and
second resource allocation information for a second uplink channel allocated to the second STA identified by the second AID information; and
simultaneously receiving, by the AP, a first clear to send (CTS) frame and a second CTS frame from the first STA and the second STA in response to the MU RTS frame,
wherein the first CTS frame is received via the first uplink channel based on the first resource allocation information, and
wherein the second CTS frame is received via the second uplink channel based on the second resource allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,342,042

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING SIGNALING IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, wherein the method comprises:generating, by an access point (AP), a data frame, wherein the data frame comprises a high efficiency Wi-Fi Signaling Field 1 (HEW-SIG1) signaling, wherein the HEW-SIG1 signaling comprises first information indicating whether a scheduling transmission is a single-user transmission or a multi-user transmission, and the HEW-SIG1 signaling further comprises a frame structure indication field, and the frame structure indication field indicates a frame structure of the scheduling transmission, wherein the frame structure of the scheduling transmission comprises an uplink structure or a downlink structure, wherein when the first information indicates that the scheduling transmission is the multi-user transmission, the data frame further comprises a high efficiency Wi-Fi Signaling Field 2 (HEW-SIG2) signaling, the HEW-SIG2 signaling is a next signaling of the HEW-SIG1 signaling, and the HEW-SIG2 signaling comprises resource indication information, and when the first information indicates that the scheduling transmission is the single-user transmission, the data frame does not comprise the HEW-SIG2 signaling, and when the scheduling transmission is the multi-user transmission, the HEW-SIG1 signaling further comprises a HEW-SIG2 modulation and coding scheme (MCS) field, and the HEW-SIG2 MCS field indicates a transmission MCS of the HEW-SIG2 signaling; and
sending, by the AP, the data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,341,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A first wireless communication device comprising:a receiver to receive a synchronization signal transmitted from a synchronization source;
a processor to determine a root index based on the received synchronization signal, and to determine a synchronization timing reference based on the root index; and
a transmitter to transmit, based on the determined synchronization timing reference, a synchronization signal for a direct communication between the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device,
wherein determining, by the processor, the synchronization timing reference comprises:
based on the root index, determining a category of the synchronization source;
prioritizing the synchronization source based on determining whether the synchronization source is an evolved NodeB (eNodeB), a wireless communication device synchronized with an eNodeB, or a wireless communication device having a synchronization timing reference independent from an eNodeB;
determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB, among wireless communication devices synchronized with an eNodeB;
prioritizing the synchronization source further based on determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB; and
determining the synchronization timing reference based on the prioritization.

US Pat. No. 10,341,773

PACKET BASED DELIVERY OF MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO OVER WIRELESS LINKS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A distributor device comprising:a playback clock generator configured to provide a playback timer based on a playback clock used to playback a first portion of audio samples at the distributor device;
an application level processor configured to place a sample of the playback timer and a second portion of the audio samples into a packet for transmission to a plurality of sink devices, wherein the second portion of the audio samples placed into the packet for transmission to the plurality of sink devices does not include temporally contiguous audio samples that belong to a same audio channel; and
a distribution transceiver configured to transmit the packet to the plurality of sink devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,218

FORWARDING INFORMATION BASE ENTRY PRIORITY

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

6. A method of programming a data plane forwarding information base (FIB), comprising:obtaining, by a FIB entry optimizer in a control plane executing on circuitry of a network processor, a change to a priority of an entry of a control plane FIB;
making a first determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the entry of the control plane FIB is in the data plane FIB;
identifying, by the FIB entry optimizer, a highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB;
making a second determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the change to the priority of the entry of the control plane FIB changed the priority to a value lower than the highest priority;
unloading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB from the data plane FIB; and
loading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB having the highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB.

US Pat. No. 10,341,196

RELIABLY UPDATING A MESSAGING SYSTEM

BlackRock Financial Manag...

1. A method of routing messages within a messaging system comprising component programs including a message router and a plurality of connection managers, the message router connected to each of the plurality of connection managers via a queue associated with the connection manager, the method comprising:sending, from a first connection manager of the plurality of connection managers to its associated first queue, at least one message, wherein one of the at least one message either includes or is followed by a first round complete flag indicative of a last message of the at least one message to be read in order by the message router;
sending, from a second connection manager of the plurality of connection managers to its associated second queue, at least one message, one of the at least one message either including or followed by a second round complete flag;
reading, at the message router, messages from the first queue until the first round complete flag is read; and
responsive to reading the first round complete flag from the first queue,
reading, at the message router, messages from the second queue associated with the second connection manager until the second round complete flag is read; and
responsive to reading the second round complete flag from the second queue,
reading, at the message router, messages from a third queue associated with a third connection manager of the plurality of connection managers.

US Pat. No. 10,341,193

OPTIMIZATION ON MULTIPLE TIMESCALES IN A DISTRIBUTED WI-FI SYSTEM

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method for optimizing a distributed Wi-Fi network via a cloud based system using a plurality of control loops over multiple timescales, the method comprising:receiving and storing data measurements associated with operation of the distributed Wi-Fi network;
performing one or more of:
a fast loop optimization of operating parameters associated with the distributed Wi-Fi network based on one or more first metrics and associated first thresholds; and
a slow loop optimization of the operating parameters associated with the distributed Wi-Fi network based on one or more second metrics and associated second thresholds, wherein a timescale of the fast loop optimization is finer than a timescale of the slow loop optimization; and
providing the operating parameters to the distributed Wi-Fi network for configuration thereof;
wherein the slow loop optimization is performed with clustering the distributed Wi-Fi network with one or more Wi-Fi networks proximate thereto and the fast loop optimization is localized to one of the distributed Wi-Fi network or a cluster that is smaller than used for the slow loop optimization.

US Pat. No. 10,341,135

ZONE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Nova-Tron Controls Corp.,...

1. A controller system for a conveyor having a plurality of conveyor zones, the controller system comprising:a plurality of zone controllers, each of said zone controllers associated with a separate conveyor zone of the conveyor, each of said zone controllers having a controller state;
a global communication network joining each of said plurality of zone controllers, wherein each of said zone controllers is operable to transmit its controller state to each of the other of said zone controllers via said global communication network on a periodic basis;
a local communication network joining each of said zone controllers to its immediately upstream zone controller and its immediately downstream zone controller, wherein each of said zone controllers are operable to monitor the controller state for the adjacent conveyor zones via the local communication network; and
wherein each zone controller is capable of operating based on the controller states of all other zone controllers in said global communication network and wherein each zone controller stores configuration parameters of its immediately upstream zone controller and its immediately downstream zone controller as received over the local communication network, and wherein each of said zone controllers is configured to:
recover its configuration parameters from its immediately upstream and downstream zone controllers over the local communication network,
compare the configuration parameters recovered from the immediately upstream zone controller with the configuration parameters recovered from the immediately downstream zone controller, and
reconfigure itself to include the recovered configuration parameters if the configuration parameters recovered from the immediately upstream zone controller match the configuration parameters recovered from the immediately downstream zone controller,
wherein said global communication network is a global CAN bus network and each of plurality of said zone controllers is joined to said CAN bus network using a wired connection, each of said plurality of zone controllers includes a microcontroller, a CAN controller and a CAN transceiver and is configured to continuously monitor global communications and to store in memory the controller states upon which operation of said zone controller depends.

US Pat. No. 10,341,003

PRECODING METHOD, INFORMATION SENDING METHOD, AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A precoding method, wherein the method comprises:acquiring first information associated with a receiving matrix of at least one user equipment that is interfered by an interfering base station;
determining a first transmitting precoding matrix of the interfering base station according to at least the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment to cause an interfering signal sent by the interfering base station to fall beyond a subspace of the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment, wherein the first information comprises channel status related information between the at least one user equipment and at least one associated base station, and a second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment; and
determining the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment according to at least one access base station of the at least one user equipment, the channel status related information, and the second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,340,879

SWITCHING CIRCUIT

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

3. A semiconductor processing tool comprising:a plasma chamber configured to deposit a material onto a substrate or etch a material from the substrate; and
an impedance matching circuit operably coupled to the plasma chamber, matching circuit comprising:
an RF input configured to be operably coupled to an RF source;
an RF output operably coupled to the plasma chamber;
a first circuit comprising a first variable component providing a first variable capacitance or inductance; and
a second circuit comprising a second variable component providing a second variable capacitance or inductance;
wherein each of the first circuit and the second circuit comprises a plurality of switching circuits configured to provide the first variable capacitance or inductance and the second variable capacitance or inductance, respectively, each of the plurality of switching circuits comprising:
a diode; and
a driver circuit operably coupled to the diode and configured to switch the diode, the driver circuit comprising:
a first switch;
a second switch coupled in series with the first switch; and
a filter circuit that is coupled at a first end between the first switch and the second switch, and is operably coupled at a second end to the diode;
a first driver operably coupled to the first switch;
a second driver operably coupled to the second switch; and
a third driver operably coupled to the first and second drivers, the third driver configured to:
provide a first signal to the first driver; and
provide a second driving signal to the second driver;
wherein, in providing the first and second signals, the third driver is configured to increase and decrease a duration of a dead time between (a) the third driver driving the first driver on and the second driver off, or (b) the third driver driving the second driver on and the first driver off.

US Pat. No. 10,340,808

REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

ACBEL POLYTECH INC., New...

1. A redundant power supply apparatus, comprising:at least two power inlets, each power inlet connected to an alternating current (AC) power source;
at least two power supply units, each power supply unit having an input side and the at least two power supply units having a common output side, each input side connected to the power inlet, each power supply unit configured to convert the AC power source into a direct-current (DC) power source; and
a common component connected at the common output side and configured to receive the DC power sources; wherein
the common component is a secondary-side core of a transformer; wherein
each power supply unit comprises a DC/DC converter having an input side and an output side; the input side of the DC/DC converter is coupled to a primary-side core of the transformer, and the output side of the DC/DC converter is commonly coupled to the secondary-side core of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,675

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

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method of sealing a watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:providing an electrical compartment body, the electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, threads, and a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the threads;
mounting at least one sealing ring into at least one groove, the at least one groove located on the sealing section or on an inner wall of a cap, the cap having an open end and a closed end;
sliding the open end of the cap over the sealing section, the cap having an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section, wherein the at least one sealing ring seals a space between the sealing section and the inner wall of the cap;
sliding a cap retainer having first and second ends over at least a portion of the cap so that the at least a portion of the cap passes through the first end of the cap retainer, the cap retainer having a stopper on the second end for retaining the cap, the cap retainer further having threads; and
turning the cap retainer relative to the electrical compartment body so that the threads of the cap retainer mate with the threads of the electrical compartment body to keep the cap in a sealed position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,216

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE THEREOF

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A circuit substrate comprising:a carrier having a surface;
a plurality of first leads formed on the surface, each of the first leads has a first upper wide portion, a first narrow portion, a first lower wide portion, an internal extending portion and a first lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the first upper wide portion, the first narrow portion, the first lower wide portion and the internal extending portion are located in a first bonding area for bonding a chip; and
a plurality of second leads formed on the surface, the first and second leads are aligned alternately along a transverse direction, each of the second leads has an external extending portion, a second upper wide portion, a second narrow portion, a second lower wide portion and a second lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the external extending portion, the second upper wide portion, the second narrow portion and the second lower wide portion are located in a second bonding area for bonding the chip;
wherein the first upper wide portion and the first lower wide portion are wider than the first narrow portion and the internal extending portion along the transverse direction such that a first upper notch facing toward the second upper wide portion and a first lower notch facing toward the second lower wide portion are formed in the first bonding area of each of the first leads;
wherein the second upper wide portion and the second lower wide portion are wider than the external extending portion and the second narrow portion along the transverse direction such that a second upper notch facing toward the first upper wide portion and a second lower notch facing toward the first lower wide portion are formed in the second bonding area of each of the second leads.

US Pat. No. 10,339,791

SECURITY NETWORK INTEGRATED WITH PREMISE SECURITY SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a premises management system comprising:
at least one sensor; and
a gateway device configured to:
receive, from the at least one sensor and via a local area network, sensor data, and
send, via a wide area network, the sensor data; and
a security server configured to:
authenticate the gateway device,
receive, from the authenticated gateway device,
access, based on the sensor data, user information associated with a user,
determine, based on at least one of the received sensor data or the user information, relevant content received via the gateway device, and
cause transmission, via the wide area network, of the relevant content to at least one user interface configured to at least one of control the premises management system or receive notifications from the premises management system.

US Pat. No. 10,339,676

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGES AND TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGING

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for reconstructing multi-tracer metabolic and morphometric images by determining time coordinates and three-dimensional spatial coordinates of a position of a positron-electron annihilation into three gamma quanta, the method comprising the steps of:a) receiving a plurality of events from positron annihilation centers obtained during measurements conducted by TOF-PET tomography;
b) reconstructing the time coordinates and the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the plurality of events collected in step (a);
c) determining a common decay plane for gamma quanta originating from the positron-electron annihilation;
d) transforming the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the gamma quanta to a two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane determined in step (c);
e) determining the time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of a place of the annihilation in the common decay plane defined in step (c);
f) transforming time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of the place of the annihilation in the two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane to three-dimensional spatial coordinates in a detector coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 10,339,101

DISTRIBUTED WRITE JOURNALS THAT SUPPORT FAST SNAPSHOTTING FOR A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to capture a snapshot of a file system object, wherein the snapshot is a backup of a state of the file system object in a given point in time;
requesting from a lock service a lock on the file system object;
receiving from the lock service a response indicating that the lock is unavailable;
in response to receiving the response indicating that the lock is unavailable, generating a copy of a write journal, wherein the write journal includes a metadata journal and a data journal, wherein the metadata journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file system associated with the file system object, wherein the data journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file or directory, wherein the write journal includes one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the copy of the write journal includes the one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the one or more outstanding updates are updates to the file system object that are received before the request to capture the snapshot;
capturing the snapshot of the file system object to disk;
associating the copy of the write journal with the snapshot of the file system object; and
executing a background maintenance process, wherein executing the background maintenance process includes flushing to disk the one or more outstanding updates included in the copy of the write journal.

US Pat. No. 10,339,016

CHUNK ALLOCATION

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:generating a plurality of data chunks associated with a snapshot of a real or virtual machine;
identifying a set of preferred disks out of a plurality of disks within a cluster that stores other data chunks associated with the real or virtual machine;
acquiring disk status information for the plurality of disks within the cluster;
determining a plurality of failure domains for the plurality of disks using the disk status information;
identifying a set of disks out of the plurality of disks within the cluster in which to store the plurality of data chunks based on the set of preferred disks and the plurality of failure domains; and
writing the plurality of data chunks to the set of disks.

US Pat. No. 10,338,803

INTERFACE FOR AIRCRAFT AND METHOD OF CONTROL OF SUCH AN INTERFACE

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. An interface for an aircraft, the aircraft including an assemblage of at least one display device having a screen for display of data, the interface comprising:a communication gateway; and
at least one support configured to receive portable computer equipment, wherein the support includes connectors configured to supply power to the portable computer equipment and bidirectional data transfer to and from the portable computer equipment and the communication gateway,
wherein the communication gateway is disposed between the support and the display device, wherein the communication gateway is configured to copy image data from the portable computer equipment onto at least a portion of the screen of the display device, and wherein the communication gateway is configured to transfer data representative of a command gesture between the display device and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,338,585

ABNORMAL AIRCRAFT RESPONSE MONITOR

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:at least two flight control computers at least one of which is utilized at any one time to control flight of the aircraft, each of the at least two flight control computers having at least two processors, each of the at least two processors being responsive to an aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters, each of the at least two processors computing in parallel and providing a control output command signal indicative of a desired control of a flight control surface of the aircraft based on control laws;
wherein:
at least one of the at least two processors for each of the at least two flight control computers comprises an abnormal response monitor configured to detect a residual error in software that embodies the control laws by being responsive to the aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters and determining whether the control output command signal is within an acceptable value for the control output command; and
when the abnormal response monitor detects the residual error in the software by determining that the control output signal command is not within the acceptable value, then the one of the at least two flight control computers in which it is determined that the control output command signal is not within the acceptable value is disabled from being allowed to control flight of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,351

IMAGE LENS ASSEMBLY AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. An image lens assembly comprising six lens elements, the six lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side:a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element;
wherein the second lens element has positive refractive power; the third lens element with negative refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof; the sixth lens element has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof and an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, and the image-side surface of the sixth lens element comprises at least one inflection point;
wherein an absolute value of a curvature radius of the image-side surface of the third lens element is smaller than an absolute value of a curvature radius of an object-side surface of the third lens element, an absolute value of a curvature radius of an object-side surface of the fifth lens element is smaller than an absolute value of a curvature radius of an image-side surface of the fourth lens element, the image lens assembly further comprises an aperture stop, an axial distance between the aperture stop and an image plane is SL, an axial distance between an object-side surface of the first lens element and the image plane is TL, a highest absolute value of refractive power of a lens element among the first through sixth lens elements of the image lens assembly is |Pmax|, and the following conditions are satisfied:
0.75 |Pmax|<1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,338,224

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ANALOG FRONT-END RECEIVER FOR LONG RANGE LIDAR

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A current-pulse detection system, comprising:a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) configured to convert an input current applied to an input port of the TIA into an output voltage, and
a first clipping circuit, coupled to the input port by a rectifying element configured to, in response to a clip voltage applied to the first clipping circuit, limit a maximum value of an input voltage to the TIA to a value that exceeds a saturation threshold voltage of the TIA by no more than a turn-on voltage of the rectifying element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,784

PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL (PCM) BELTS

DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LL...

1. An apparatus for controlling a thermal condition of cargo contained within a hollow interior of a cargo container, the apparatus comprising:(a) at least one belt assembly, wherein the at least one belt assembly is configured to be received within the hollow interior of the cargo container, wherein the at least one belt assembly comprises at least three pouches, wherein each pouch defines a hollow interior and wherein the pouches are consecutively hingedly secured together in a series such that each pouch is operable to pivot toward and away from at least one adjoining pouch, wherein a first pouch of the at least three pouches comprises a cover configured to selectively cover and uncover a respective hollow interior; and
(b) at least one phase-changing material pack comprising a flexible film material filled with a phase-changing material, wherein at least one pouch of the at least one belt assembly is configured to receive the at least one phase-changing material pack.