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. 10,338,446

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. 10,342,005

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. 10,342,165

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. 10,342,168

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. 10,342,150

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. 10,342,115

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. 10,342,169

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. 10,342,163

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. 10,342,058

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. 10,342,053

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. 10,340,764

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. 10,336,757

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. 10,336,440

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. 10,342,162

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. 10,342,160

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. 10,342,159

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. 10,342,157

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. 10,342,170

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. 10,342,167

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. 10,342,166

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. 10,342,161

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. 10,342,158

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. 10,342,148

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. 10,342,114

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. 10,342,043

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. 10,342,164

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. 10,342,154

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. 10,342,149

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. 10,342,127

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. 10,342,119

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. 10,342,096

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. 10,341,196

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. 10,337,199

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. 10,342,155

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. 10,342,153

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. 10,342,151

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. 10,342,147

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. 10,342,139

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. 10,342,138

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. 10,342,137

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. 10,342,120

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. 10,342,111

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. 10,342,110

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. 10,342,107

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. 10,342,105

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. 10,342,103

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. 10,342,099

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. 10,342,086

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. 10,342,085

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. 10,342,019

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. 10,340,902

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. 10,338,574

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. 10,338,540

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. 10,337,240

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. 10,336,562

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. 10,336,468

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. 10,335,983

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. 10,335,903

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. 10,335,833

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. 10,335,223

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. 10,342,156

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. 10,342,146

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a first protection member comprising:
a flat part, in which a central area and a surrounding area that is adjacent the central area are defined; and
a support part on the surrounding area of the flat part, and protruding upward from the flat part;
a display module on the first protection member for displaying an image on a front surface; and
a second protection member comprising a bottom surface, and a top surface opposing the front surface of the display module, and being between the first protection member and the display module, on the support part, and spaced a distance from the flat part to define a space on the central area wherein side surfaces of the display module that extend in a same direction as the support part and do not overlap with the support part when viewing the front surface are exposed above the top surface of the second protection member.

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. 10,342,144

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. 10,342,143

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. 10,342,141

OPTOELECTRONIC SUBASSEMBLY WITH COMPONENTS MOUNTED ON TOP AND BOTTOM OF SUBSTRATE

FINISAR CORPORATION, Sun...

1. A method comprising:providing a multilayer substrate with a substrate top and a substrate bottom;
positioning an optoelectronic transducer on the substrate top;
positioning at least one driver on the substrate top;
positioning a controller directly against the substrate bottom;
electrically coupling the controller with the driver with at least one via extending through multiple layers of the multilayer substrate; and
electrically coupling the driver and the optoelectronic transducer with at least one signal line on the substrate top such that the controller sends control signals to the driver and the optoelectronic transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,342,140

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO MOLDED COMPOUND INTERFACE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. An apparatus comprising:a printed circuit board having a first coefficient of thermal expansion;
a compound molded about the printed circuit board, the compound having a second coefficient of thermal expansion different than the first coefficient of thermal expansion; and
an interface between an edge of the printed circuit board and the compound, the interface having a third coefficient of thermal expansion between the first coefficient of thermal expansion and the second coefficient of thermal expansion.

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. 10,342,134

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. 10,342,133

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. 10,342,130

STRUCTURE MOUNTED WITH ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A structure comprising:a wiring substrate;
an electronic component mounted on the wiring substrate via a solder joint material; wherein
the electronic component includes:
a body including a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to each other in a thickness direction, a first end surface and a second end surface opposite to each other in a length direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the thickness direction, and a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to each other in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to both the thickness direction and the length direction; and
a first external electrode and a second external electrode spaced from each other in the length direction; wherein
the first external electrode includes at least a first coating portion that covers a portion of the second principal surface located closer to the first end surface, a second coating portion that covers the first end surface, and a seventh coating portion that covers a portion of the first principal surface located closer to the first end surface;
the second external electrode includes at least a third coating portion that covers a portion of the second principal surface located closer to the second end surface, a fourth coating portion that covers the second end surface, and a tenth coating portion that covers a portion of the first principal surface located closer to the second end surface;
the wiring substrate includes:
a base including a principal surface; and
a first land and a second land on the principal surface and spaced from each other;
the electronic component includes the first coating portion opposed to the first land and the third coating portion opposed to the second land;
the solder joint material includes a first joint portion that joins the first external electrode and the first land, and a second joint portion that joins the second external electrode and the second land;
the first joint portion adheres to the first land, and adheres to the first external electrode so as to bridge between the first coating portion and the second coating portion;
the second joint portion adheres to the second land, and adheres to the second external electrode so as to bridge between the third coating portion and the fourth coating portion;
a maximum outside dimension of the electronic component is denoted by Lc in the length direction and Lc fulfills a condition of Lc?0.5 mm;
Lc is the longest exterior dimension of the electronic component;
a distance between the first coating portion and the third coating portion in the length direction is denoted by De, a distance between the first land and the second land in the length direction is denoted by Dl, and De and Dl fulfill a condition of 0.91?Dl/De?1.09;
the first joint portion adheres to and covers the seventh coating portion of the first external electrode, and/or the second joint portion adheres to and covers the tenth coating portion of the second external electrode; and
a dimension Lb in the length direction from an end of the first land on a side opposite to a position of the second land to an end of the second land on a side opposite to a position of the first land and the maximum outside dimension Lc of the electronic component in the length direction fulfills a condition of 1.00?Lb/Lc?1.32.

US Pat. No. 10,342,129

SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A substrate comprising:an insulation layer that includes a glass cloth layer including a glass cloth impregnated with a resin and a resin layer formed so as to sandwich the glass cloth layer and not including the glass cloth: and
a through hole having a hole included in the insulation layer and plating formed in an inner surface of the hole,
a side surface of the glass cloth on a side of the hole includes a recessed portion formed so as to be recessed with respect to a side surface of the resin layer on the side of the hole, and
the plating is recessed toward an outside of the hole at a position of the recessed portion of the glass cloth, and
a first inner diameter of the through hole at a position of the glass cloth layer is larger than a second inner diameter of the through hole at a portion of the resin layer, wherein the recessed portion is formed so that a press-fit pin is not in contact with the recessed plating at the position of the recessed portion of the glass cloth when the press-fit pin is inserted into the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,342,128

DEPOSITING BULK OR MICRO-SCALE ELECTRODES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method of fabricating an implant device, comprising the steps of:depositing an electrically insulating polymer layer on a substrate,
depositing a conductive trace layer on said electrically insulating polymer layer wherein said conductive trace layer has a trace layer thickness,
depositing a bulk deposited electrode layer on a portion said conductive trace layer wherein said bulk deposited electrode layer has a bulk deposited electrode layer thickness and wherein said bulk deposited electrode layer thickness is thicker than said trace layer thickness,
thermocompressively bonding said bulk deposited electrode layer to said portion of said conductive trace layer using heat, pressure, and ultrasound,
depositing an encapsulating electrically insulating polymer layer on said conductive trace layer and said bulk deposited electrode layer,
removing at least a portion of said encapsulating electrically insulating polymer layer that covers said bulk deposited electrode layer exposing at least a portion of said bulk deposited electrode layer,
wherein the above steps produces the implant device, and
releasing the implant device from said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,342,126

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate;
a circuit layer on said LCP substrate and comprising at least one solder pad;
an LCP solder mask on said LCP substrate and having at least one aperture aligned with said at least one solder pad, said at least one aperture having a diameter of not greater than 0.002 inches, with the alignment having a positional accuracy of at least 0.001 inches;
said circuit layer being within said at least one aperture and being spaced apart from said LCP solder mask;
a fused seam between said LCP substrate and said LCP solder mask;
solder in the at least one aperture; and
at least one circuit component comprising at least one pin extending to and contacting said solder in the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,342,125

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a laminate including a plurality of dielectric layers laminated in a lamination direction, and a first surface and a second surface perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction;
a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor disposed at respective positions different in the lamination direction of the laminate;
a first external connection conductor and a second external connection conductor provided on the first surface;
a first wiring conductor that connects an end of the first signal conductor to the first external connection conductor;
a second wiring conductor that connects an end of the second signal conductor to the second external connection conductor;
the first signal conductor being disposed at a position closer to the first surface than the second signal conductor;
the first wiring conductor including a wiring adjusting portion having a length corresponding to a difference in distance between the first signal conductor and the second signal conductor in the lamination direction; and
an intermediate ground conductor for a wiring conductor, provided between the first wiring conductor and the second wiring conductor disposed at an identical position in the lamination direction.

US Pat. No. 10,342,124

DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate comprising a first surface;
a second substrate comprising a second surface; and
a transistor over the first surface,
wherein a first structure having a projection, a second structure having a projection, a black matrix covering the first structure and the second structure, an overcoat layer formed by a polyimide resin, an epoxy resin, or an acrylic resin covering the black matrix, and a color filter are provided over the second surface,
wherein the first surface faces the second surface,
wherein the black matrix has a plurality of projections reflecting the projection of the first structure and the projection of the second structure,
wherein a bottom surface of the black matrix is in direct contact with the first structure and the second structure,
wherein a planar shape of the first structure is different from a planar shape of the second structure, and
wherein the black matrix is a single-layer structure.

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. 10,342,122

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. 10,342,116

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. 10,342,112

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. 10,342,109

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A device for controlling an excitation laser in an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation source, the EUV radiation source comprising a droplet generator configured to generate target droplets and the excitation laser configured to heat the target droplets using excitation pulses, the device comprising:a first radiation source configured to irradiate each of the target droplets at a first position;
a second radiation source configured to irradiate each of the target droplets at a second position a fixed distance away from the first position;
a droplet detector configured to detect a first signal of radiation scattered by a given target droplet at the first position and a second signal of radiation scattered by the given target droplet at the second position; and
a timing module configured to receive the first signal and the second signal, measure a speed of the given target droplet based on the received signals, estimate a trigger time for providing an excitation pulse to heat the given target droplet based on the measured speed and provide the excitation laser the trigger time.

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. 10,342,106

SMART DIMMING SYSTEM

Ming-Tsung Chen, Taipei ...

1. A smart dimming system comprising:a server, communicated with a control device;
a Bluetooth series interface control module, connected to the server through a Bluetooth communication protocol;
a first series dimming control module, electrically connected to a first light-emitting diode lamp module; and
a second series dimming control module, electrically connected to a second light-emitting diode lamp module, wherein at least one of the first series dimming control module and the second series dimming control module is electrically connected to the Bluetooth series interface control module;
wherein the control device provides a dimming control signal to the server, the server provides a Bluetooth control signal to the Bluetooth series interface control module according to the dimming control signal, and the Bluetooth series interface control module provides a series dimming signal to one of the first series dimming control module and the second series dimming control module according to the Bluetooth control signal to dim brightness of the first light-emitting diode lamp module and the second light-emitting diode lamp module.

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. 10,342,102

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. 10,342,091

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. 10,342,079

FILTER LED LAMP ARRANGEMENT

Silicon Hill B.V., Amste...

1. An LED lamp suitable for use in a luminaire, the LED lamp adapted for receiving electrical power from the luminaire and comprising:one or more LEDs;
a ballast protection circuit including an impedance;
a filter circuit;
a switched-mode power supply for driving the one or more LEDs;
one or more sensing circuits for generating at least one output, in dependence on whether the electrical power received from the luminaire indicates that the electrical power is provided via a magnetic ballast, an electronic ballast which operates as a constant current ballast, an electronic ballast which operates as a constant power ballast, or not via a ballast; and
a plurality of switches for defining a plurality of operation modes of the LED lamp, and for switching among the plurality of operation modes in dependence on the at least one output from the one or more sensing circuits, wherein the plurality of operation modes comprise:
a first operation mode, in which the switched-mode power supply operates at an operation frequency, the filter circuit is connected for filtering noise generated by the switched-mode power supply, and the ballast protection circuit is disconnected;
a second operation mode, in which the switched-mode power supply does not operate, the filter circuit is disconnected, the ballast protection circuit is connected, and the impedance is bypassed; and
a third operation mode, in which the switched mode power supply does not operate, the filter circuit is disconnected, the ballast protection circuit is connected, and the impedance is connected in series with the LEDs.

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. 10,342,050

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. 10,342,048

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. 10,342,025

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. 10,342,024

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSIGNING RESOURCES TO USER EQUIPMENT DEVICES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling resource allocation by a base station among a plurality of user equipment devices (UEs) served by the base station, the method comprising:the base station operating in a first mode in which the base station gives a UE of the plurality of UEs a first scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station;
the base station periodically determining an average packet drop rate of the plurality of UEs served by the base station;
the base station setting a threshold packet drop rate to a most recently determined average packet drop rate;
the base station making a first determination that a current packet drop rate for the UE exceeds the threshold packet drop rate;
based on the first determination, the base station switching from operating in the first mode to operating in a second mode in which the base station gives the UE a second scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station, wherein the second scheduling priority level is higher than the first scheduling priority level;
the base station making a second determination that the packet drop rate for the UE no longer exceeds the threshold packet drop rate; and
based on the second determination, the base station switching from operating in the second mode to operating in a third mode in which the base station gives the UE a third scheduling priority level for resource assignment by the base station, wherein the third scheduling priority level is higher than the first scheduling priority level and lower than the second scheduling priority level.

US Pat. No. 10,342,011

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for supporting channel access by an access point (AP), the method comprising:generating an information element indicating a set of channels and times allowed for channel access; and
transmitting a beacon frame including the information element,
wherein a first subset of channels among the set of channels indicated by the information element is allowed for channel access during a first time period,
wherein a second subset of channels among the set of channels indicated by the information element is allowed for channel access during a second time period, and
wherein the first time period does not overlap with the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,003

DEVICE AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING RADIO COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device comprising:communication circuitry configured to perform radio communication; and
a controller configured to perform control such that control information is transmitted from the communication circuitry to a terminal, the control information indicating that a communication scheme in which data non-orthogonally multiplexed for a plurality of layers is demodulated through cancellation of interference between the layers and in which the data is transmitted from the terminal to a base station through a predetermined uplink resource, is available;
wherein after first information is transmitted to the terminal as the control information indicating that the communication scheme is available and second information is acquired from the terminal, the controller performs control such that third information for using the communication scheme is transmitted from the communication circuitry to the 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. 10,341,721

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT

MIMIK TECHNOLOGY INC., V...

1. A system for processing of multi-media content for a user device independent of the user device location, the system comprising:a first serving node located at a home, said first serving node configured to receive the multi-media content from a content provider via a network and configured to deliver said multi-media content to a plurality of user devices registered with said first serving node at the home served by said first serving node;
each of said plurality of user devices associated with at least one user selected from a plurality of users registered at the home, at least one of said plurality of user devices associated with more than one of said plurality of users; and
each of said plurality of users associated with a record in a database accessible by said first serving node, said database including content characterization and preferences of each of said plurality of users, said content characterization and preferences of each of said plurality of users depending on a user device each of said plurality of users is using and a type of network that each of said plurality of users is using to access said multi-media content,
wherein said first serving node is configured to uniquely distinguish each of said plurality of users by:
verification of a unique id that is associated with said user device, wherein the unique id is assigned to said user device at a time of registration with said first serving node at the home; and
determination of the type of network through an interface at which a request for said multi-media content was received,
wherein when the multi-media content is received by said first serving node, said multi-media content is reformatted by said first serving node, based on said content characterization and preferences of one of said plurality of users for display on one of said plurality of user devices selected by the one of said plurality of users, and content transmission bit rate of said multi-media content is adjusted based on a speed of said one of said plurality of user devices, wherein said one of said plurality of user devices is selected by said one of said plurality of users,
wherein said first serving node is configured to multiplex the multi-media content directly to the plurality of user devices, and
wherein said one of said plurality of user devices is a mobile phone, and said first serving node transmits a location of said mobile phone to a server within the network, and when said mobile phone is closer to a second serving node at a second home than the home of said first serving node, and said second serving node is connected to the network, said server is configured to instruct said second serving node to deliver the multi-media content to said mobile phone.

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. 10,340,976

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATED UTILIZATION OF QUASI-LICENSED WIRELESS SPECTRUM

Charter Communications Op...

11. A computerized method for providing mobile visiting access services for at least one computerized mobile client device, the at least one computerized mobile client device configured to use first and second wireless protocols, the computerized method comprising:registering, while the at least one computerized mobile client device is utilizing the first wireless protocol, the at least one computerized mobile client device with a temporary service provider network, the temporary service provider network comprising both a radio access network (RAN) and a core portion;
allocating quasi-licensed spectrum to the at least one computerized mobile client device for use within the RAN; and
causing the at least one computerized mobile client device to transition from the first wireless protocol to the second wireless protocol.

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. 10,340,480

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. 10,339,831

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. 10,338,560

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. 10,338,351

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. 10,338,349

IMAGING LENS

KANTATSU CO., LTD., Toch...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group; and
a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens, a fifth lens having negative refractive power, and a sixth lens having positive refractive power,
said first lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side and a surface thereof on the image plane side have positive curvature radii,
said sixth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side and a surface thereof on the image plane side are aspheric, and
said sixth lens has an Abbe's number ?d6 so that the following conditional expression is satisfied:
15

US Pat. No. 10,338,342

ZOOM IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A zoom image pickup apparatus, comprising:a mount portion;
a zoom lens which forms an image of light incident from the mount portion; and
an image pickup element which is disposed at an image forming position,
wherein:
the zoom lens includes, in order from an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a lens unit having a negative refractive power, and
the second lens unit is a focusing lens unit,
at a time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, the third lens unit and the lens unit having a negative refractive power positioned on an object side of the third lens unit move, and
at the wide angle end when focused to a first object, the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied:
?L1 where:
?L1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens,
?3GL1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the third lens unit,
the first object is an object when an object-point distance is 1000 mm,
the object-point distance is a distance to the object from a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens, and
the effective diameter is a maximum diameter of a range on a target lens surface, through which a light ray contributing to image formation passes.

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. 10,338,299

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. 10,338,224

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. 10,338,101

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. 10,337,848

SPIN ACCELERATION ARMED INERTIA IGNITERS AND ELECTRICAL SWITCHES FOR MUNITIONS AND THE LIKE

OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC, Ro...

1. An apparatus actuatable under a rotary acceleration having a predetermined duration and magnitude, the apparatus comprising:a body having a first channel and a second channel, the second channel being disposed radially offset from the first channel;
a mass disposed in the first channel, the mass having an arm disposed at a first end of the mass and the arm being rotatable from a first position in which the arm cannot move within the second channel to a second position in which the arm can move inside the second channel; and
a first biasing spring member having a first end connected to the body and a second end connected to the arm such that when the arm is subjected to the rotary acceleration greater than the predetermined duration and magnitude, the arm is biased to rotate from the first position to the second position;
wherein the mass is connected to the arm such that the mass moves in the first channel and the arm moves in the second channel when the arm is biased into the second position; and
the arm further having an extension extending in a direction of the second channel such that the extension extends outside the body when the arm moves in the second channel.

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. 10,337,702

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. 10,337,683

HEAD LAMP APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A head lamp apparatus for a vehicle comprising:a first photodiode configured for detecting a quantity of outputted white light when a blue laser beam generated from a laser-light-source module is outputted through a fluorescent substance to output the white light, and then converting a quantity of the outputted white light into a value of first electrical energy;
a second photodiode configured for detecting a quantity of noise light excluding the quantity of the white light outputted through the fluorescent substance, and then converting the quantity of the noise light into a value of second electrical energy;
a controller configured for controlling a supply of power to the laser-light-source module using the value of the first electrical energy and the value of the second electrical energy;
a housing accommodating the laser-light-source module, the fluorescent substance, and the first photodiode therein; and
a reflector reflecting the white light, outputted from the fluorescent substance to a front of the vehicle,
wherein the first photodiode is fixedly disposed at a top portion of the housing to face an inner surface of the reflector.

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. 10,337,409

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. 10,337,218

HANDLE MECHANISMS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A handle mechanism, comprising:a housing having an interior side, an exterior side opposite said interior side, a niche formed in said exterior side, a recess formed in said exterior side at a first end of said niche, and a hole extending through said housing at said recess;
a gear drive having an interior end, an exterior end opposite said interior end, a longitudinal axis extending from said interior end to said exterior end, a peripheral surface, and a gear formed within said peripheral surface, said exterior end being positioned with said hole of said housing and positioned in said recess of said housing, said gear drive being positioned such that said longitudinal axis is perpendicular to said exterior side of said housing;
an inside handle fixed to said interior end of said gear drive;
a button disposed within said gear drive and oriented along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said button having an interior end and an exterior end opposite said interior end of said button, said interior end of said button extending through said inside handle, said exterior end of said button extending through said exterior end of said gear drive, said button being slidably movable along said longitudinal axis of said gear drive between a first position and a second position;
a finger fixed to said exterior end of said button;
a handle drive positioned within said exterior end of said gear drive and coaxially with said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said handle drive being positioned with respect to said gear drive so as to be rotatable relative to said gear drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive but constrained from other motion relative to said gear drive by the positioning of said handle drive within said gear drive;
an outside handle fixed to said handle drive such that rotation of one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said outside handle and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, said outside handle being movable between a first position, in which said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, and a second position, in which said outside handle is positioned externally of said niche of said housing, wherein when said outside handle is positioned within said niche of said housing, said outside handle is constrained from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive, thereby correspondingly constraining said handle drive from rotation about said longitudinal axis of said gear drive; and
a spring attached to said button so as to bias said button toward said first position of said button, said spring further being attached to said outside handle so as to bias said outside handle toward said first position of said outside handle, and
wherein, when said button is in its said first position, said finger is engaged with said gear drive and said handle drive such that rotation of one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis causes corresponding rotation of the other one of said gear drive and said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said outside handle, and when said button is in its said second position, said finger is disengaged from said handle drive such that rotation of said gear drive about said longitudinal axis does not cause corresponding rotation of said handle drive about said longitudinal axis, thereby allowing said handle mechanism to be operated by rotation of said inside handle.

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. 10,337,018

ASPARAGINASE MUTANT WITH EFFICIENT EXPRESSION, ACTIVITY AND STABILITY

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. An asparaginase mutant, wherein the amino acid sequence of the asparaginase mutant is set forth in SEQ ID NO: 99, SEQ ID NO: 100, or SEQ ID NO: 101.

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. 10,336,911

AMPHIPHILIC GRAFT COPOLYMER FOR WATERBORNE SHAPE MEMORY COATINGS

Syracuse University, Syr...

1. A fiber having a graft copolymer coating thereon, the coating comprising a covalently cross-linked graft copolymer produced by reacting, at room temperature:a graft copolymer comprising a backbone of deacetylized chitosan having a plurality of reactive amino groups and a side chain comprising oligomeric poly (?-caprolactone) grafted onto said backbone, and
a diepoxide linker selected from the group consisting of neopentyl glycol diglycidyl ether (NGDE) and 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDGE).

US Pat. No. 10,336,721

BIARYLTRIAZOLE INHIBITORS OF MACROPHAGE MIGRATION INHIBITORY FACTOR

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:X3 is CR3 or N;
X8 is CR8 or N;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, and C1-6 haloalkyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen C1-6 alkyl, and C1-6 haloalkyl;
R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1 and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming R5, R6, R7 or R8 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2 and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming R5, R6, R7 or R8 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
or any one of R5, R6, R7, and R8 may represent a group of formula ArS;
or R6 and R7 in combination with the atoms to which they are attached may form a 5-7 membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents each independently selected from R9;
or at least one of R5, R6, R7, or R8 may be each independently a water solubilizing group;
each R9 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa1, SRa1, C(O)Rb1, C(O)NRc1Rd1, C(O)ORa1, OC(O)Rb1, OC(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)Rb1, NRc1C(O)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(O)ORa1, C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, NRc1C(?NRe1)NRc1Rd1, S(O)Rb1, S(O)2Rb1, NRc1S(O)2Rb1, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming R9 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming R9 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa2, SRa2, C(O)Rb2, C(O)NRc2Rd2, C(O)ORa2, OC(O)Rb2, OC(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)Rb2, NRc2C(O)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(O)ORa2, C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, NRc2C(?NRe2)NRc2Rd2, S(O)Rb2, S(O)2Rb2, NRc2S(O)2Rb2, S(O)2NRc2Rd2, and water solubilizing groups;
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, and S(O)2NRc2Rd2;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 or Y5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 or Y5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4 and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
or Y3 is NH, and Y2 and Y3 or Y3 and Y4, in combination with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a 5-membered fused heteroaromatic ring that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from Y6;
each Y6 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa3, SRa3, C(O)Rb3, C(O)NRc3Rd3, C(O)ORa3, OC(O)Rb3, OC(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)Rb3, NRc3C(O)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(O)ORa3, (?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, NRc3C(?NRe3)NRc3Rd3, S(O)Rb3, S(O)2Rb3, NRc3S(O)2Rb3, and S(O)2NRc1Rd1;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Y6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Y6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa4, SRa4, C(O)Rb4, C(O)NRc4Rd4, C(O)ORa4, OC(O)Rb4, OC(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)Rb4, NRc4C(O)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(O)ORa4, C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, NRc4C(?NRe4)NRc4Rd4, S(O)Rb4, S(O)2Rb4, NRc4S(O)2Rb4, and S(O)2NRc4Rd4;
each ArS is:

A1 is N or CZ1;
A2 is N or CZ2;
A3 is N or CZ3;
A4 is N or CZ4;
A5 is N or CZ5;
provided that 0, 1 or 2 of Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are nitrogen;
Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, CN, NO2, ORa5, SRa5, C(O)Rb5, C(O)NRc5Rd5, C(O)ORa5, OC(O)Rb5, OC(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)Rb5, NRc5C(O)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(O)ORa5, C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, NRc5C(?NRe5)NRc5Rd5, S(O)Rb5, S(O)2Rb5, NRc5S(O)2Rb5, and S(O)2NRc5Rd5;
wherein each of said C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl forming Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, or Z5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6; and
wherein each of said C3-7 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene forming Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, or Z5 is independently unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORa6, SRa6, C(O)Rb6, C(O)NRc6Rd6, C(O)ORa6, OC(O)Rb6, OC(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)Rb6, NRc6C(O)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(O)ORa6, C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, NRc6C(?NRe6)NRc6Rd6, S(O)Rb6, S(O)2Rb6, NRc6S(O)2Rb6, and S(O)2NRc6Rd6;
or wherein any one or two of Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, and Z5 is independently selected from water solubilizing groups;
provided that at least one of R5, R6, R7, R8, Z1, and Z2 is a water solubilizing group;
LS is a bond, O, NRc6, C1-4 alkylene, C(O), NRc6C(O), or C(O)NRc6;
Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4, Rb4, Ra5, Rb5, Ra6 and Rb6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene,
wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4, Rb4, Ra5, Rb5, Ra6 or Rb6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7 and
wherein said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming Ra1, Rb1, Ra2, Rb2, Ra3, Rb3, Ra4 or Rb4 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halogen, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, and Rd6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene,
wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, or Rd6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRc7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7 and
wherein each of said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming Rc1, Rd1, Rc2, Rd2, Rc3, Rd3, Rc4, Rd4, Rc5, Rd5, Rc6, or Rd6 is independently unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
or Rc1 and Rd1, Rc2 and Rd2, Rc3 and Rd3, Rc4 and Rd4, Rc5 and Rd5, or Rc6 and Rd6, attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORa7, SRa7, C(O)Rb7, C(O)NRc7Rd7, C(O)ORa7, OC(O)Rb7, OC(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)Rb7, NRc7C(O)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(O)ORa7, C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, NRc7C(?NRe7)NRc7Rd7, S(O)Rb7, S(O)NRc7Rd7, S(O)2Rb7, NRc7S(O)2Rb7, and S(O)2NRc7Rd7;
Ra7, Rb7, Rc7 and Rd7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkylene,
wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkylene forming Ra7, Rb7, Rc7 and Rd7 are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl, and C1-6 haloalkoxy;
or Rc7 and Rd7 attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy; and
Re1, Re2, Re3, Re4, Re5, Re6 and Re7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4 alkyl, OH, and C1-4 alkoxy;
each water solubilizing group is independently selected from the group consisting of -LW-ORaW, -LW-C(O)RbW, -LW-C(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-C(O)ORaW, -LW-OC(O)RbW, -LW-OC(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(O)RbW, -LW-NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(O)ORaW, -LW-C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, -LW-NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, -LW-S(O)2ORaW, -LW-NRcWS(O)2RbW, S(O)2NRcWRdW, —P(?O)(ORaW)2, -OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, and -LW-CyW; Wherein:
each CyW is unsubstituted 5-10 membered heteroaryl or 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5-10 membered heteroaryl or 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl substituted with one or more (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) substituents each independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, CN, NO2, ORaW, SRaW, C(O)RbW, C(O)NRcWRdW, C(O)ORaW, OC(O)RbW, OC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)RbW, NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)ORaW, C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, S(O)RbW, S(O)2RbW, NRcWS(O)2RbW and S(O)2NleWRdW;
each -LW- is a bond or a linking group selected from groups of the formula -LW1-LW2-;
the group -Lwi- is attached to the core molecule and is selected from a bond and groups of the formula —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —C(O)—, —NH—, —NRcW, —NRcWC(O)—, —C(O)NRcW—, —O(CO)—, —C(O)O—, —O(CO)NRcW—, —NRcWC(O)O—, —O(CO)O—, and —NRcWC(O)NRcW—;
the group -LW2- is selected from a bond, unsubstituted-C1-10 alkylene-, unsubstituted-C1-10 heteroalkylene, and —C1-10 alkylene and —C1-10 heteroalkylene substituted with one or more (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents) independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, CN, NO2, ORaW, SRaW, C(O)RbW, C(O)NRcWRdW, C(O)ORaW, OC(O)RbW, OC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)RbW, NRcWC(O)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(O)ORaW, C(?NReW)NRcWRdW, NRcWC(?NReW)NRcWRdW, S(O)RbW, S(O)2RbW, NRcWS(O)2RbW, S(O)2NRcWRdW, —P(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, —OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)—OP(?O)(ORaW)2, oxo and sulfido;
RaW, RbW, RcW, and RdW are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C14 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C14 alkylene, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene, wherein said C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, and C1-4 alkoxy-C1-4 alkylene forming RaW, RbW, RaW, or RdW are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O)ORaW*, OC(O)RbW*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW* and Wherein said C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl-C14 alkylene, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-4 alkylene, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-4 alkylene, forming RaW, RbW, RaW, or RdW are each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 groups independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O)ORaW*, OC(O)RbW*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW*;
or RcW and RdW, attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, halo, CN, ORaW*, SRaW*, C(O)RbW*, C(O)NRcW*RdW*, C(O) ORa*, OC(O)Rb*, OC(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)RbW*, NRcW*C(O)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(O)ORaW*, C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, NRcW*C(?NReW*)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)RbW*, S(O)NRcW*RdW*, S(O)2RbW*, NRcW*S(O)2RbW* and S(O)2NRcW*RdW*;
RaW*, RbW*, RcW* and RdW* are each independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, aryl, C6-10 aryl-C1-3 alkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-3 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl, wherein said C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl C6-10 aryl-C1-3 alkyl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl-C1-3 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl and 4-10 membered heterocycloalkyl-C1-3 alkyl forming RaW* RbW*, ReW* and RdW* are each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy,
or RcW* and RdW* attached to the same N atom, together with the N atom to which they are both attached, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocycloalkyl group or 5-membered heteroaryl group, each optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from OH, CN, amino, NH(C1-6 alkyl), N(C1-6 alkyl)2 halo C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkyl and C1-6 haloalkoxy;
ReW and ReW* are each independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, OH, and C1-4 alkoxy;with the proviso that when Y1, Y2, Y4, Y5, and R4 are each H, Y3 is F, and X3 is H or C1-6 alkyl, then at least one of R5, R6, and R7 is not H.

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. 10,336,596

SCISSOR DECK ACCESS ARRANGEMENT

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A lift device, comprising:a chassis;
a plurality of tractive elements rotatably coupled to the chassis and configured to support the chassis on a support surface;
a platform disposed above the chassis, the platform including a deck extending in a substantially horizontal plane and defining a top surface configured to support an operator;
a lift assembly coupling the platform to the chassis and configured to move the platform between a lowered position and a raised position disposed above the lowered position; and
a stair assembly coupled to at least one of the platform and the chassis, the stair assembly including a first support and a second support extending parallel to one another;
wherein the stair assembly is selectively repositionable relative to the chassis between a stored position and a deployed position, wherein the stair assembly facilitates access to the deck from the ground when in the deployed position, wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally than the second support relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position, and wherein the first support extends farther outward horizontally relative to the chassis when the stair assembly is in the deployed position than when the stair assembly is in the stored position, and
wherein the stair assembly is pivotally coupled to the chassis, and wherein the stair assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the chassis about a vertical axis between the stored position and the deployed position.

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. 10,336,056

HYBRID ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A method to produce a thermoplastic and filled material part, comprising:producing a shell, wherein the shell comprises at least one layer of a thermoplastic material and wherein the shell is produced by fused filament fabrication;
providing at least one layer of a filler material to the shell, wherein the filler material is a photo-curing resin, an epoxy and combinations thereof, and wherein the filler material is provided to the shell manually by a user; and
curing the filler material to produce a thermoplastic and filled material part.

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. 10,335,807

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. 10,335,636

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. A system that monitors user activity, the system comprising:a wrist device comprising a curved body and an electronic circuitry supported by the body, the electronic circuitry comprising a first set of light emitting diodes arranged in a matrix form and forming a display unit, at least one motion sensor configured to measure physical motion caused by a user to the wrist device, a heart activity sensor based on optical heart activity sensing, and at least one processor configured to acquire motion measurement data from the at least one motion sensor, to process the motion measurement data into a motion activity metric, and to cause the display unit to display the motion activity metric, wherein the at least one processor is further configured to acquire heart activity measurement data from the heart activity sensor, to process the heart activity measurement data into a heart activity metric, and to cause the display unit to display the heart activity metric,
and wherein the at least one processor is further configured to estimate a sleep index, the sleep index characterizing a user's sleep quality and sleep time by using an activity sensor comprising at least one of said heart activity sensor and said at least one motion sensor; and
wherein the processor of the wrist device is further configured to determine an energy expenditure target, to determine at least one training intensity as a momentary training intensity from at least one of the motion measurement data and the heart activity measurement data, to compute from the momentary training intensity and a difference between the energy expenditure target and the energy expenditure accumulation value, at least one time duration needed to exercise with the determined momentary training intensity to reach the energy expenditure target, and to cause the first set of light emitting diodes to display the determined at least one time duration in connection with an indicator of a corresponding training intensity.

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. 10,335,519

DYNAMIC SILK COATINGS FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. An implantable device comprising a silk body and a reservoir,the silk body comprising an outer surface, wherein at least a portion of the outer surface comprises a silk coating;
the silk body further comprising conduits formed between the outer surface and the reservoir; and
the reservoir configured to hold a silk matrix therein, wherein the silk matrix forms the silk coating upon discharge from the reservoir onto the at least a portion of the outer surface through the conduits.

US Pat. No. 10,335,296

GRAFT WITHIN A GRAFT ENDOLUMINAL GRAFT

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. A segmented endograft, comprising:at least one positioning segment defined by a positioning segment wall and including a first cylindrical section; and
at least one main body segment having a main body segment wall and including a second cylindrical section;
wherein the first cylindrical section of the at least one positioning segment and the second cylindrical section of the at least one main body segment overlap one another along an entire length of both of the first cylindrical section and the second cylindrical section along a longitudinal axis of the segmented endograft and are fixedly attached to one another at only a portion of each of a circumference of the first cylindrical section and a circumference of the second cylindrical section, but are not attached to one another at a remainder of each of the circumference of the first cylindrical section and the circumference of the second cylindrical section;
wherein the at least one positioning segment is independently deployable with respect to the at least one main body segment; and
further wherein on deployment of both the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment, the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment define a fluid-impervious lumen passing through the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment.

US Pat. No. 10,335,246

DISPOSABLE KIT FOR MEDICAL APPARATUS

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A disposable kit for a medical apparatus, comprising:a first subassembly arranged in the form of a tray having a first side and a second side, wherein the tray is configured as a plate having protrusions extending from the first side and the second side to predetermined heights and forming a first elevated region on the first side of the tray and a second elevated region on the second side of the tray, and wherein the first elevated region and the second elevated region each have one or more recesses forming channels; and
a second subassembly comprising:
a plurality of sections foldably connected to each other, the plurality of sections including at least a left section and a right section; and
one or more tube sections; and wherein
the left section of the second subassembly comprises first mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more first tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more first tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the left section and correspond in form to the channels formed in one of the first or second elevated regions of the tray;
the right section of the second subassembly comprises second mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more second tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more second tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the right section and correspond in form to the channels formed in the other one of the first and second elevated regions of the tray; and
at least one of the plurality of sections is arranged to be folded onto one of the first side or the second side of the tray and thereby to enclose at least one of the channels of the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,335,176

ROTARY INPUT FOR LEVER ACTUATION

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A medical device comprising:a lever comprising an applied force position, a load position, and a fulcrum position;
a first capstan;
a second capstan;
a first cable extending from the applied force position of the lever to the first capstan, the first cable wrapping around the first capstan;
a second cable extending from the applied force position of the lever to the second capstan, the second cable wrapping around the second capstan;
a surgical end effector; and
a rod coupled between the load position of the lever and the surgical end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,342,098

KIT FOR ILLUMINATING A ROOM

1. A kit for illuminating a room when a door is completely opened, the kit comprising:a two-part contact switch comprising:
a door contact switch, connected to one member of a connection set consisting of the door and a structure connected to the door; and
a contact switch having a contact surface, configured to be mounted on one member of a mounted set consisting of a door track railing, a door opener track, and operator system; wherein an edge of the door contact switch rests upon the one member of the mounted set when the door is completely opened;
a light electrically connected to the door contact switch and mounted on an interior of the door; and
a power source electrically connected to the contact switch;
wherein when the door is completely opened, the contact surface of the contact switch makes contact with the door contact switch that completes a circuit, powers the light, in turn, illuminating the room.

US Pat. No. 10,342,097

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROLLER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires; and
a controller including a brightness sensor that is used for light intensity control on one or more luminaires among the plurality of luminaires and detects a brightness of the one or more luminaires and including a communicator that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires,
wherein the controller:
divides the plurality of luminaires into a plurality of groups to classify, into a same group, luminaires among the plurality of luminaires that are associated with a same address; and
performs the light intensity control in a first mode or a second mode for each of the plurality of groups,
the first mode is a mode in which the light intensity control is performed according to a result of detection by the brightness sensor, and
the second mode is a mode in which the light intensity control is performed according to an instruction on a light intensity rate provided from outside.

US Pat. No. 10,342,095

INPUT VOLTAGE STABILIZATION CIRCUIT FOR REAR COMBINATION LAMP, REAR COMBINATION LAMP, AND VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An input voltage stabilization circuit for a rear combination lamp, comprising:an optical output unit comprising a plurality of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs);
a voltage converter configured to supply an output voltage for driving the plurality of OLEDs by converting a first voltage supplied by a vehicle battery to the output voltage, the output voltage being different from the first voltage;
a feedback unit configured to provide, as feedback to the voltage converter, information regarding a maximum voltage value for the plurality of OLEDs; and
a converter protector configured to, upon occurrence of a failure in at least one of the plurality of OLEDs, protect the voltage converter,
wherein the voltage converter is further configured to adjust the output voltage based on the information provided as feedback by the feedback unit regarding the maximum voltage value for the plurality of OLEDs,
wherein the converter protector comprises a first output voltage unit configured to provide, as feedback to the voltage converter, information regarding a first limit voltage value based on a plurality of temperatures sensed at a plurality of points of a circuit board, and
wherein the first output voltage unit further comprises a diode AND gate configured to determine a maximum voltage among a plurality of voltages applied to a plurality of Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) thermistors.

US Pat. No. 10,342,094

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A lighting device comprising at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path, comprising:a temperature sensitive component having a temperature limit;
a driver in the electrical path for controlling current delivered to the at least one LED, the driver comprising a temperature sensor for determining a temperature of the driver and not the temperature of the temperature sensitive component, the temperature of the driver being different than the temperature of the temperature sensitive component; and
a controller storing a correlated temperature limit of the driver, the controller controlling the driver to reduce the current delivered to the at least one LED when a correlated temperature limit is reached, the correlated temperature limit being related to the temperature limit whereby overheating of the temperature sensitive component is prevented.

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. 10,342,090

ILLUMINATED DOORKNOB AND LOCKSET

1. An illuminated doorknob comprising:a housing configured to be secured to a door in place of a doorknob, said housing comprising a rose and a knob;
a light sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal upon a certain light level being detected;
a motion sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal on detecting movement of individual towards said housing;
a light emitting diode configured to illuminate said knob on receiving said signals from said motion sensor and said light sensor; and
a battery to provide electrical current said light sensor, said motion sensor, and said light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,342,089

CONSTANT CURRENT DEVICE AND HEAT DISPERSION MODULE THEREOF

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A constant current device with adaptive distribution of power dissipation, used for stabilizing a current of a light emitting unit, the light emitting unit being electrically connected to a power supply, the constant current device comprising:a current regulating unit, which is electrically connected to the light emitting unit; and
a first heat dispersion module, comprising:
a first impedance element, which is electrically connected between the current regulating unit and a ground;
a first detection control unit, which is electrically connected to the light emitting unit, for detecting a node voltage value between the light emitting unit and the current regulating unit;
a first switch unit, which is electrically connected to the first detection control unit, the current regulating unit and the ground, the first switch unit being controlled by the first detection control unit to switch between an on-state and an open state according to the node voltage value; when the first switch unit is in the on-state, a current of the current regulating unit is conducted to the ground via the first switch unit; when the first switch unit is in the open state, the current of the current regulating unit is conducted to the ground via the first impedance element; and
a first feedback unit, which is electrically connected between the first switch unit and the first detection control unit, causing the first switch unit to exhibit hysteresis when changing between the on-state and the open state.

US Pat. No. 10,342,088

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

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least a sensed signal and generate a first current signal, the sensed signal being associated with an inductor current flowing through an inductor coupled to a first switch;
a second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a second current signal;
a signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a third current signal;
a current-signal generator configured to generate a fourth current signal;
a capacitor coupled to the current-signal generator, coupled through a second switch to the first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component and the second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component, and coupled through a third switch to the signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component, the capacitor being configured to generate a voltage signal;
a comparator configured to process information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal;
a modulation-signal generator configured to receive at least the comparison signal and generate a modulation signal; and
a gate driver configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to the first switch;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with at least one or more switching periods, each of the one or more switching periods including at least an on-time period for the first switch and a demagnetization period for a demagnetization process;
the first current signal represents the inductor current at a beginning of the on-time period;
the second current signal represents the inductor current at an end of the on-time period; and
the third current signal represents the inductor current;
wherein for each of the one or more switching periods,
the first current signal and the second current signal are configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the demagnetization period;
the third current signal is configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the on-time period; and
the fourth current signal is configured to charge or discharge the capacitor during the switching period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. An apparatus for a power converter, the apparatus comprising:a drive signal generator configured to receive an input signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a winding of a power converter;
wherein:
the input signal includes a first pulse corresponding to a first input period, the first pulse being associated with a first pulse width; and
the first pulse width is larger than a first threshold under one or more conditions;
wherein the drive signal generator is further configured to:
in response to the first pulse width being smaller than a second threshold, even if the first pulse width is still larger than the first threshold, maintain the drive signal at a first logic level without modulation to keep the switch open during at least the first input period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,084

OSCILLATING DRIVER CIRCUITS

1. A device comprising:first terminals to couple with a first battery arranged to supply power to the device, the first terminals including a positive terminal for coupling with a positive contact of the first battery and a negative terminal for coupling with a negative contact of the first battery;
a first winding and a second winding that are arranged to be inductively coupled;
a transistor having a base, an emitter, and a collector, wherein the base is coupled to the positive terminal through the first winding, the collector is coupled to the positive terminal through the second winding, and the emitter is coupled to the negative terminal, wherein the first winding and the second winding are coupled to the positive terminal with opposite polarity;
a light emitting diode (LED); and
second terminals to couple with a second battery to be charged by the device,
wherein the device is arranged to couple the LED and the second battery in series with each other, with the LED and second battery being coupled in parallel with the second winding, and
wherein the LED is arranged to be reverse biased with respect to the first battery and the second battery.

US Pat. No. 10,342,082

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED POWER CONVERSION AND REDUCED FLICKER

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A flexible strip of linear lighting, comprising:a narrow, elongate, flexible printed circuit board (PCB) physically and electrically arranged in a plurality of repeating blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and ground, and each of the plurality of repeating blocks including
electrical connections to receive high-voltage alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit including at least a full-bridge rectifier mounted on the PCB and connected to the electrical connections that converts the high-voltage AC power to direct current (DC) power,
a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC power, and
a filter connected to the plurality of LED light engines, the filter being adapted such that each of the plurality of LED light engines has a flicker percentage of 70% or lower when each of the plurality of repeating blocks is connected to the high-voltage AC power through an electronic low voltage dimmer at a dimmer setting of 100%;
a pair of conductors traversing the length of the flexible PCB to provide the power and the ground for each of the plurality of repeating blocks, the pair of conductors adapted to carry the high voltage AC power and being connected to the high-voltage AC electrical connections for each of the plurality of repeating blocks; and
a transparent, flexible, electrically insulative covering around the printed circuit board and the pair of conductors, the covering providing a separate, electrically-insulated space for each of the pair of conductors.

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. 10,342,080

SYSTEM-IN-PACKAGE FOR LED DRIVING AND LED LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus comprising:at least one LED group comprising a plurality of LEDs;
a rectifier configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) voltage and generate a driving voltage for the at least one LED group; and
a system-in-package (SIP) configured to drive and control the at least one LED group, the SIP connected to the at least one LED group and the rectifier,
wherein:
the SIP comprises a driving module, a functional module, and a first resistor disposed on a single substrate; and
the driving module comprises:
a driving controller configured to determine a magnitude of the driving voltage and control driving of the at least one LED group according to the magnitude of the driving voltage;
a driving current controller configured to control a current flowing in each LED group to have a constant value;
an internal power supply unit configured to generate an internal power used in the driving module from the driving voltage;
an LED driving current setting Unit configured to set an LED driving current value for each operation period based on resistance values of external LED driving current setting resistors; and
a dimming control unit configured to provide a dimming signal to at least one of the driving controller and the LED driving current setting unit.

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. 10,342,077

LED DRIVING CIRCUIT AND TUBE LAMP

CH LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. An LED driving circuit, comprising:a rectifying unit comprising an input terminal, an output terminal and a grounding terminal, wherein the grounding terminal of the rectifying unit is electrically connected to a first ground wire;
a first filtering unit comprising a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input terminal of the first filtering unit is electrically connected to the output terminal of the rectifying unit;
a voltage converting unit comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal of the voltage converting unit is electrically connected to the output terminal of the first filtering unit, wherein the voltage converting unit is configured to convert a direct current voltage inputted to the input terminal of the voltage converting unit into another or multiple direct current voltages, and converted voltages are outputted from the output terminal of the voltage converting unit; and
an impedance detection and protection unit comprising an input terminal and a grounding terminal, wherein the input terminal of the impedance detection and protection unit is electrically connected to the second input terminal of the first filtering unit, the grounding terminal of the impedance detection and protection unit is electrically connected to the first ground wire, and the impedance detection and protection unit is configured to detect an impedance between the second input terminal of the first filtering unit and the first ground wire, so as to control the second input terminal of the first filtering unit to connect to or disconnect from the first ground wire according to a magnitude of the detected impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,342,076

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROLLER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a luminaire;
a controller; and
a switch that turns ON and OFF power supply to the luminaire, wherein
the controller includes:
a light intensity controller that performs light intensity control of controlling a brightness of the luminaire; and
a power supply controller that instructs the switch to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at a light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most a predetermined value, wherein:
the switch is a relay including a power supply terminal to which the luminaire is connected,
the power supply terminal is associated with a switch address,
the luminaire is associated with a light intensity control address,
the switch address and the light intensity control address are associated with each other, and
when instructed by the power supply controller to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at the light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most the predetermined value, the switch turns OFF the power supply from the power supply terminal associated with the switch address that is associated with the light intensity control address associated with the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,342,074

DISTRIBUTED TRANSISTOR-BASED POWER SUPPLY FOR SUPPLYING HEAT TO A STRUCTURE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A heating apparatus configured to heat a structure, the heating apparatus comprising:a housing member;
a plurality of heating elements disposed within the housing member;
a plurality of resonant frequency power sources attached to the housing member and coupled with the plurality of heating elements; and
at least one controller configured to:
determine, based on received temperature information associated with the plurality of heating elements, a plurality of resonant frequencies corresponding to the plurality of heating elements; and
dynamically control, for each of the plurality of resonant frequency power sources, a corresponding drive frequency on and off a respective resonant frequency of the plurality of resonant frequencies to thereby meet a desired temperature profile across the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,073

CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CONTACT AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT

1. Connection arrangement for an electrically conductive contact between at least one electrical conductor provided on a screen, and an electrical coupling element, wherein at least one contact point between the coupling element and the electrical conductor is provided on a coupling point for the at least one electrical conductor and wherein the electrical coupling element and the electrical conductor are connected to each other by means of an electrically conductive compound, and wherein the at least one contact point of the coupling point is at least partially surrounded by a casting compound.

US Pat. No. 10,342,072

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CLAMPING JACKET

1. An electric heater, comprising:an axial opening for receiving an object to be heated;
an electric heating element at least partially surrounding said axial opening;
a cylindrical or frustoconical clamping jacket surrounding said electric heating element at least in a radial direction for generating an adjustable force acting radially in a direction of an axis of said axial opening, said clamping jacket comprising a multipart clamping jacket and at least one pressing segment for introducing said force acting radially in said direction of said axis of said axial opening, said clamping jacket further comprising at least one clamping segment, wherein a width of a gap between adjacent edges of one or more pressing segments is varied for adjusting said force acting radially in said direction of said axis of said axial opening by moving said clamping segment relative to said at least one pressing segment, wherein said recesses and/or guide elements and/or contact surfaces between said clamping segment and said pressing segment have a surface with surface roughness or a ribbing.

US Pat. No. 10,342,071

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD EXECUTED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface different from the first wireless interface, wherein a communication speed of a wireless communication via the second wireless interface is slower than a communication speed of a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
shift an operation state of the communication device from a child station state for operating as a child station of a first wireless network to a specific state different from the child station state, in a case where a first wireless connection with a second external device is established via the second wireless interface under a predetermined state,
the predetermined state being a state where the communication device is participating, as the child station, in the first wireless network in which a first external device different from the second external device is a parent station, and
the first wireless network being for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
receive a request signal from the second external device via the first wireless interface after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the specific state, the request signal being for requesting the communication device to establish a wireless connection via the first wireless interface; and
establish a second wireless connection with the second external device via the first wireless interface so as to belong to a second wireless network for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface, in a case where the request signal is received from the second external device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,070

APPARATUS TO ESTABLISH WIRELESS BACKHAUL CONNECTION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire first information of at least one second base station of a plurality of second base stations, wherein
the first information indicates that the plurality of second base stations is within a coverage area of a first base station, and
the first base station is connected to a server via a wired backhaul;
receive a measurement result of a reference signal from each second base station of the plurality of second base stations,
wherein the measurement result includes measured values of different sets of the reference signal;
select the plurality of second base stations based on the measurement result,
wherein each second base station of the selected plurality of second base stations is in wireless communication with the first base station via a mutually independent path; and
control establishment of a wireless backhaul connection between the first base station and each second base station of the selected plurality of second base stations, based on the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,342,069

BEACON CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

QUBERCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for controlling one or more beacon devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a list of users connected to an access point and a list of beacon devices located within predefined distance from the access point;
identifying, by the processor, a total number of users from the list of users utilizing a predefined service;
generating, by the processor, a second set of user in the vicinity of the access point but not connected to the access point and utilizing the predefined service;
updating, by the processor, the total number of users to include the second set of users:
generating, by the processor, a command based on comparison of the total number of users and a predefined threshold, wherein the command comprises one of an activation command, a modification command, and a deactivation command;
transmitting, by the processor, the command to the one or more beacon devices, from the list of beacon devices, for one of a) activating the beacon devices, b) modifying a time interval between two consecutive beacons transmitted by the one or more beacon devices, or c) deactivating the beacon devices
analysing, by the processor, the time interval between two consecutive beacons and the predefined threshold; and
transmitting, by the processor, one of the modification command and the deactivation command based on the analysis, wherein the modification command is transmitted if the time interval is within the predefined threshold, and the deactivation command is transmitted if the time interval is outside the predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,342,068

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a neighbor awareness network (NAN), the method comprising:acquiring, by a first NAN device in a first group, a first NAN association identifier (AID) of the first NAN device from a predetermined unique identifier;
transmitting, by the first NAN device, a first service discovery frame to a second NAN device, wherein the first service discovery frame includes the first NAN AID and first group information on a number of NAN devices in the first group;
receiving, by the first NAN device, a second service discovery frame from the second NAN device in a second group, wherein the second service discovery frame includes a second NAN AID of a second NAN device and second group information on a number of NAN devices in the second group;
determining, by the first NAN device, a traffic indication map (TIM) offset for a timing at which the second NAN device switches from a sleep mode to a wake-up mode based on the second NAN AID and the second group information; and
transmitting, by the first NAN device, TIM information including the second NAN AID to the second NAN device after the timing, wherein the TIM information further includes information on whether there is buffered traffic for a station (STA);
wherein when the information indicates there is buffered traffic for the STA in the TIM information, receiving, by the first NAN device, a power save (PS)-poll frame, from the second NAN device, requesting that the first NAN device transmit the buffered traffic to the second NAN device.