US Pat. No. 10,924,611

VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND CALL EVALUATION SETTING METHOD

1. A voice recognition system, comprising:a call recording device that records a call performed between a customer and an operator, the call corresponding to a first calling number of the customer;
a voice recognition device that recognizes the call recorded by the call recording device and a value of voice feature information indicating a feature of a calling party in the call and accumulates a recognition result in a recognition result information table in a storage device; and
a voice recognition result managing device that:
acquires the recognition result from the recognition result information table;
determines whether or not the first calling number included in the recognition result coincides with any calling number stored in an evaluation value-per-customer table by comparing the first calling number included in the recognition result with calling numbers stored in the evaluation value-per-customer table;
when it is determined that there is no coinciding calling number in the evaluation value-per-customer table, reads an evaluation value for the customer among evaluation values stored in a common evaluation value table and executes an evaluation;
when it is determined that there is a coinciding calling number in the evaluation value-per-customer table, reads the evaluation value stored in the evaluation value-per-customer table and executes the evaluation; and
stores a result of the evaluation in the evaluation value-per-customer table.
US Pat. No. 10,919,930

ENHANCED PURIFICATION OF ANTIBODIES AND ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS BY APATITE CHROMATOGRAPHY

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method for purifying at least one non-aggregated antibody or at least one immunoreactive antibody fragment from an impure preparation containing said antibody or antibody fragment comprising the steps of (a) contacting the impure preparation with an apatite chromatography support and (b) eluting the antibody or antibody fragment with a sulfate as the primary eluting ion.
US Pat. No. 10,920,278

METHOD TO TREAT HYPOTENSION USING VASOPRESSIN IN CERTAIN GENOTYPES

PAR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.,...

1. A method of increasing blood pressure to a target blood pressure in a human patient with post-cardiotomy shock wherein the patient has an LNPEP AA or AT rs4869317 genotype, the method comprising: intravenously administering to the patient a pharmaceutical formulation comprising vasopressin at a starting dose of 0.03 units/minute and titrating the dose up by 0.005 units/minute at 10 to 15 minute intervals to maintain the target blood pressure, wherein the maximum dose is 0.121 units/minute.

US Pat. No. 10,923,922

ENERGY BALANCING CIRCUIT AND ENERGY BALANCING APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An energy balancing circuit, the energy balancing circuit comprising a coupling branch and a receiving branch connected to the coupling branch, wherein the coupling branch comprises one sending coil and at least one receiving coil, wherein each of the at least one receiving coil is coupled to the sending coil in an electromagnetic induction manner, wherein the receiving branch comprises at least one receiving subbranch, wherein each receiving coil is uniquely connected to one of the at least one receiving subbranch, wherein each of the at least one receiving subbranch comprises a rectifier branch, wherein a first receiving subbranch in the at least one receiving subbranch comprises a first boost branch connected to both a first rectifier branch and a first receiving coil, wherein the first rectifier branch is a rectifier branch in the first receiving subbranch, and wherein the first receiving coil is a receiving coil connected to the first receiving subbranch,wherein the first boost branch is configured to increase a first value when there is an energy difference between a first charging/discharging device connected to the first rectifier branch and a second charging/discharging device connected to a second rectifier branch, wherein the second rectifier branch is a rectifier branch in a second receiving subbranch, wherein the second receiving subbranch is any receiving subbranch other than the first receiving subbranch in the at least one receiving subbranch, wherein the first value is a ratio of a first impedance difference to a first terminal voltage difference, wherein the first impedance difference is a difference between an impedance of the first receiving subbranch and an impedance of the second receiving subbranch, and wherein the first terminal voltage difference is a difference between an terminal voltage of the first charging/discharging device and an terminal voltage of the second charging/discharging device.

US Pat. No. 10,921,801

DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPDATING SENSED PARAMETER GROUPS BASED ON PATTERN RECOGNITION

Strong Force loT Portfoli...

1. A system for data collection in an industrial environment, the system comprising:an industrial system comprising a plurality of components, and a plurality of sensors each operatively coupled to at least one of the plurality of components;
a sensor communication circuit structured to interpret a plurality of sensor data values in response to a sensed parameter group;
a pattern recognition circuit structured to determine a recognized pattern value in response to at least a portion of the plurality of sensor data values, wherein the recognized pattern value includes a secondary value comprising a value determined in response to the at least a portion of the plurality of sensor data values;
a sensor learning circuit structured to update the sensed parameter group in response to the recognized pattern value, wherein the sensor communication circuit is further structured to adjust the interpreting the plurality of sensor data values in response to the updated sensed parameter group; and
wherein the pattern recognition circuit is further structured to iteratively perform the determining the recognized pattern value and the sensor learning circuit is configured to iteratively update the sensed parameter group to improve a sensing performance value, wherein the sensing performance value comprises a signal-to-noise performance for detecting a value of interest in the industrial system.

US Pat. No. 10,925,143

LASER APPARATUS AND EUV LIGHT GENERATING SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:an optical element disposed on a laser beam axis;
an actuator configured to displace the optical element to displace the laser beam axis;
a driving amount monitor configured to monitor a driving amount of the actuator;
an optical axis monitor disposed along the laser beam axis and configured to monitor the laser beam axis; and
a control unit configured to control the actuator based on a monitoring result of the optical axis monitor, and determine abnormality of the optical element based on a monitoring result of the driving amount monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,920,539

NITSCHE CONTINUITY ENFORCEMENT FOR NON-CONFORMING MESHES

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method for modeling a subsurface reservoir system, the method comprising:generating, with a computer, a background mesh that does not honor at least one subsurface feature included in the subsurface reservoir system;
splitting, with a computer, the background mesh along the subsurface feature included in the subsurface reservoir system such that a resulting mesh honors a geometry of the subsurface features;
identifying, with a computer, element faces or edges where the resulting mesh is non-conforming and/or the element faces or edges lie on subsurface features; and
performing a computer-based numerical simulation utilizing the resulting mesh to model at least one fluid-related or geomechanical reservoir response, wherein mass or traction balance is enforced on the identified element faces or edges.

US Pat. No. 10,925,199

COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounter configured to hold a component and mount the component on a surface of a board, the component mounter comprising:a head having a nozzle configured to hold the component at a nozzle tip of the nozzle;
a horizontal moving device configured to move the head in a horizontal direction with respect to the surface of the board;
a vertical moving device configured to move the nozzle in a vertical direction with respect to the surface of the board, the nozzle oriented in the vertical direction;
a mounting control device configured to perform mounting operation of mounting the component held by the nozzle at a mounting position on the surface of the board by moving the head using the horizontal moving device such that the nozzle is positioned above the mounting position on the surface of the board and lowering the nozzle using the vertical moving device; and
an imaging device provided on the head and configured to image an imaging target by receiving incident light from the imaging target on an imaging element via an optical system,
wherein
the optical system includes:
an upper incident opening formed at a position facing a base section of the nozzle positioned at the mounting position,
a lateral incident opening formed at a position lower than and horizontally from the upper incident opening,
a first optical system configured to guide incident light entering the lateral incident opening from a direction of a side surface of the nozzle tip to a first region of the imaging element, the side surface being viewable in the horizontal direction, and
a second optical system configured to guide incident light entering the upper incident opening from a direction of the surface of the board to a second region of the imaging element in a state with the nozzle above the surface of the board,
the imaging device is configured to be able to image an image of the side surface of the nozzle tip and an image of the surface of the board respectively via the first optical system and the second optical system, and
the optical system includes a left mirror, a right mirror, a middle mirror arranged between the left mirror and the right mirror, an upper mirror arranged at the upper incident opening, a first rear mirror arranged rearward of the middle mirror and the upper mirror, and a second rear mirror arranged above the first rear mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,925,181

CONVERTER

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

14. A converter comprising:a housing;
a plurality of heat generating elements disposed in the housing; and
a pipe disposed in the housing and including an inlet and an outlet,
wherein the pipe is formed in a tube shape with a constant cross-sectional area in a vertical direction from the inlet to the outlet,
wherein the housing includes a fluid channel in which the pipe is disposed,
wherein the pipe is surrounded by the fluid channel except for the inlet and the outlet, and
wherein the pipe and the housing are integrally formed by an insert injection molding method.

US Pat. No. 10,921,171

ARRANGEMENT FOR DETECTION OF THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL IN A SUPPLY CONTAINER OF A MACHINE FOR APPLICATION OF MATERIAL TO A FIELD

1. An apparatus for detection of coverage of a machine based on material in each of first and second supply containers of the machine, the apparatus comprising:a data entry device for receiving fill level data concerning an amount of material present in each of the first and second supply containers at a specific time point;
outflow sensors to detect an amount of material that has flowed out of each of the first and second supply containers; and
a computer device receiving information from the data entry device and the outflow sensors, the computing device programmed to:
calculate a current amount of material in each of the first and second supply containers using the fill level data and information from the outflow sensors obtained after the specific time point;
calculate a path length or area which can be covered by each of the first and second supply containers based on an amount of material in the first and second supply containers;
identify a shortest path length that can be covered by the first and second supply containers based on the amount of material in the first and second supply containers; and
display an indication of the supply container with a shortest path length.

US Pat. No. 10,924,708

ENHANCED VIDEO INTERACTION FOR A USER INTERFACE OF A TELEPRESENCE NETWORK

TELADOC HEALTH, INC., Pu...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including computer-readable instruction code for performing a method of annotating video segments received from a telepresence device, the method comprising:receiving streaming video from the telepresence device, the streaming video including images of a patient;
displaying the streaming video to a user;
receiving an annotation from the user, the annotation relating to at least one of the images of the patient;
storing the received annotation and an identification of the user in association with the video; and
displaying the annotation and the identification of the user when replaying the stored video.

US Pat. No. 10,924,696

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER FOR SNAPSHOT AND LINE-SCAN MODES

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of acquiring an image of an object, said method comprising:acquiring a plurality of frames in a time sequence, each frame being acquired using at least a portion of an array of photo-sensitive areas on at least one sensor surface, which at least one sensor surface is arranged in relation to at least one optical system in an image plane defined by the at least one optical system, wherein the photo-sensitive areas are configured to detect incident light from an object imaged by the at least one optical system onto the image plane, wherein the photo-sensitive areas are arranged in columns and rows of the array and wherein a mosaic filter is associated with the array such that the array is divided into sub-groups of at least five photo-sensitive areas extending across at least two rows and at least two columns of the array, wherein the mosaic filter is configured to transmit at least five different multispectral light properties to the photo-sensitive areas within the sub-group such that each photo-sensitive area within the sub-group is associated with a unique filter portion and wherein the mosaic filter comprises a sequence of unique filter portions associated with a set of photo-sensitive areas along a row of the array such that the filter portions are configured to transmit mutually unique light properties to photo-sensitive areas in the set, wherein the set of photo-sensitive areas extend through more than one sub-group of photo-sensitive areas in the array;
during said time sequence, moving the at least one sensor surface in the image plane in relation to the at least one optical system in a direction extending along rows or columns of the array, wherein the plurality of frames, by said moving, are acquired using different positions of the at least one sensor surface in relation to the at least one optical system for imaging same portions of the object onto different photo-sensitive areas, whereby the plurality of frames acquires different light property information for the same portion of the object and a number of different light properties acquired for the same portion of the object is larger than the number of different light properties transmitted to photo-sensitive areas along a row or column within a sub-group.

US Pat. No. 10,924,567

DETERMINING ACTIVE APPLICATION USAGE THROUGH A NETWORK TRAFFIC HUB

Cujo LLC, El Segundo, CA...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a cloud server, an augmented netflow representative of network traffic from a user device including a client application, the augmented netflow comprising a plurality of sampled packets selected from the network traffic, wherein the plurality of sampled packets are aggregated from a larger number of packets from the network traffic over an aggregation time period;
determining, by the cloud server, based at least in part on content of one or more of the sampled packets in the augmented netflow, that the augmented netflow is associated with the client application;
in response to determining that the augmented netflow is associated with the client application, classifying, by the cloud server, the augmented netflow as an active usage of the client application or a passive usage of the client application based on the sampled packets of the augmented netflow, wherein an active usage classification is deemed to constitute network traffic caused by user interactions with the client application and a passive usage classification is deemed to constitute network traffic not caused by user interactions with the client application;
in response to classifying the augmented netflow as an active usage of the client application, accessing, by the cloud server, a total amount of active usage of the client application within a previous time interval based on previously received augmented netflows representative of previous network traffic from the user device that were previously classified as active usage augmented netflows, the previously received augmented netflows comprising a plurality of packets aggregated from a larger number of packets from the previous network traffic received over a previous different aggregation time period; and
in response to the total amount of active usage of the client application within the previous time interval exceeding an active usage threshold, providing, by the cloud server, a network traffic management instruction to the user device to control subsequent traffic of the client application.

US Pat. No. 10,920,133

COMPOSITIONS FOR DUST CONTROL AND METHODS MAKING AND USING SAME

NexTier Completion Soluti...

1. A treated dust-containing material composition comprising:a dust-containing material, and
an effective amount of an oil based dust suppression composition comprising:
(a) at least one sugar alcohol ester, and
(b) at least one glyceride,
wherein the oil based dust suppression composition reduces dust of the dust-containing material from about 30% to about 100%,
wherein the oil based dust suppression composition is free or substantially free of water or an aqueous solution, and
wherein the at least one sugar alcohol ester improves flowability and reduces screen out propensity of the treated dust-containing material.

US Pat. No. 10,925,158

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A flexible substrate comprising:a plurality of unit wiring structures; and
a plurality of electronic elements each disposed on a central section of a corresponding one of the plurality of unit wiring structures, wherein
each of the plurality of unit wiring structures includes:
the central section; and
at least four curved strips that are disposed at an outer side of the central section, each of the curved strips having a first end connected to the central section,
the central section includes:
an insulation layer;
an interlayer connection via that passes through the insulation layer;
a first wiring connected to the interlayer connection via; and
a second wiring electrically connected to the first wiring by way of the interlayer connection via,
the first wiring, the insulation layer and the second wiring are disposed in this order,
two of the at least four curved strips extending in a first direction are connected to the first wiring, other two of the at least four curved strips extending in a second direction are connected to the second wiring,
the second wiring has a first part and a second part separated from the first part, and
each of the first part and the second part is electrically connected to the electronic element.

US Pat. No. 10,925,089

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal which performs communication using cells including a licensed assisted access (LAA) cell which applies listening before uplink (UL) transmission, the user terminal comprising:a transmitter that transmits uplink control information and uplink data; and
a processor that controls transmission of the uplink control information and the uplink data,
wherein the processor performs control to transmit the uplink control information using an uplink channel other than an uplink shared channel of the LAA cell,
wherein the user terminal is configured to define a user equipment (UE) capability information comprising a UE capability for UL-LAA defined separately from a UE capability of simultaneous transmission of the uplink control channel and the uplink shared channel between the cells including the LAA cell, and
wherein when simultaneous transmission of a licensed band uplink control channel and the uplink shared channel of the LAA cell is supported the processor performs control to report the UE capability information.

US Pat. No. 10,924,227

RADIO FRAME SENDING AND RECEIVING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a radio frame comprising:generating, by an apparatus, a radio frame that includes a common information part and a user information part,
wherein a field in a sounding dialog token in the common information part indicates information of a standard to which the radio frame corresponds, wherein the standard comprises a first standard or a second standard,
wherein the user information part comprises one or more station information fields, wherein a length of a station information field is M bytes corresponding to information of the first standard, and a length of a station information field is MK bytes corresponding to information of the second standard, and
wherein for a station information field that corresponds to information of the second standard, a beginning M bytes of the MK bytes includes an association identifier (AID) field, and each following M bytes of the MK bytes after the beginning M bytes does not include any AID field, wherein M is an even natural number larger than 4, a most significant bit (MSB) of the front 12 bits of the each following M bytes of the MK bytes after the beginning M bytes is set to 1, wherein the MSB of the front 12 bits is a bit B in the station information field, wherein B=8Mj+11, wherein j=1, 2, 3, . . . , K?1, and wherein K is a natural number larger than 1; and
transmitting, by the apparatus, the radio frame.

US Pat. No. 10,923,931

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM WITH SENSOR ACTIVATED BATTERY CHARGE LEVEL INDICATOR

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An information handling system comprising:a motion sensor to detect a predefined motion pattern, and to provide a trigger signal as a battery charge request in response to predefined motion pattern being detected;
an embedded controller to communicate with the motion sensor, the embedded controller to receive the trigger signal from the motion sensor, to request a relative state of charge of a battery in response to the trigger signal, to receive the relative state of charge of the battery, and to provide a relative state of charge indication signal;
a battery charge indicator to communicate with the embedded controller, the battery charge indicator to receive the relative state of charge indication signal, and to output an indication of the relative state of charge of the battery based on relative state of charge indication signal; and
a battery management unit to communicate with the embedded controller, the battery management unit to receive the request for the relative state of charge of the battery from the embedded controller, to read the relative state of charge of the battery, and to provide the relative state of charge of the battery to the embedded controller.

US Pat. No. 10,923,874

MULTIPLE SOLITON COMB GENERATION METHOD AND DEVICE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A multiple soliton comb generation method comprising the steps of:providing a single optical resonator configured to support a plurality of distinct spatial modes in which light can propagate;
providing an optical pump source;
simultaneously optically pumping a plurality of distinct spatial modes of the single optical resonator to simultaneously generate independent soliton states in the distinct spatial modes and generate a plurality of frequency combs,wherein the optical pumping is carried out using light from a continuous wave laser emission and at least one optical sideband generated via modulation of the laser light, the laser light and the at least one modulated optical sideband having different optical frequencies, andwherein the laser light and the at least one modulated optical sideband counter-propagate in opposite directions in the single optical resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,925,131

PREDICTIVE LIGHTING CONTROL USING LOAD CURRENT SLEW RATE FOR POWER SWITCHING

WirePath Home Systems, LL...

1. An electronic device, comprising:current measuring circuitry configured to measure load current to produce a load current measurement; and
a processor coupled to the current measuring circuitry, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an estimated load current slope based on the load current measurement and to determine a predicted zero-cross point for the load current based on the estimated load current slope to minimize damaging voltage spike creation, and wherein the processor calculates a rolling average of the load current for a current sample point.

US Pat. No. 10,924,607

SOFT DROP INDICATOR BASED ON UE TRIGGERS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), that a soft drop condition applies to a call over a telecommunication network, wherein the soft drop condition is indicative of bad user experience, is associated with subsequent manual call terminations;
activating, by the UE, a soft drop trigger based on determining that the soft drop condition applies to the call;
activating, by the UE, a manual end trigger based on receipt of manual user input terminating the call;
determining, by the UE, that the soft drop trigger is active when the manual end trigger is activated; and
responsive to determining that the soft drop trigger is active when the manual end trigger is activated, sending, by the UE, a message to the telecommunication network that includes a soft drop indicator associated with the soft drop condition,
wherein the soft drop condition is the expiration of an audio inactivity timer that runs when no audio activity is detected by the UE during the call until the timer expires or audio activity is detected by the UE during the call.

US Pat. No. 10,924,586

AGGREGATING VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) SESSIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for aggregating virtual reality (VR) sessions comprising:supporting, by a server computing device, a plurality of requests for a VR session;
determining, by a similarity engine executing on the server computing device, a similarity between a first VR request and a second VR request based on plurality of shared characteristics;
detecting, by an object recognition engine executing on the server computing device, plurality of objects in a first VR environment corresponding to the first VR request and a second VR environment corresponding to the second VR request, and determining variations in visual characteristics of the plurality of objects within the first VR environment and the second VR environment to be merged, the visual characteristics of the plurality of objects comprising color, location, and number of objects within the first VR environment and the second VR environment;
wherein the detecting the plurality of objects comprises limiting the number of objects that are recognized based on available computing resources and user-perceived frame-rate quality, wherein the number of objects is limited to no more than five objects;
merging, by a merge engine executing on the server computing device, the first VR environment supporting the first VR request and the second VR environment supporting the second VR request to form a merged VR environment, the merged VR environment comprising the first VR environment and the second VR environment,
wherein said merging the first VR environment and the second VR environment comprises modifying the visual characteristics of the plurality of objects in at least one of the first VR environment and the second VR environment over a period of time of at least a minute to eliminate user disorientation while making the first VR environment and the second VR environment identical; and
supporting interactions, by the server computing device, in the merged VR environment between the first VR environment and the second VR environment.

US Pat. No. 10,924,339

INTELLIGENT AGENT FEATURES FOR WEARABLE PERSONAL COMMUNICATION NODES

Orion Labs, Inc., San Fr...

1. A method of managing a communication group, wherein the communication group comprises a plurality of personal communication member nodes, the method comprising:receiving instructions from at least one of the plurality of personal communication member nodes to instantiate an intelligent agent;
instantiating the intelligent agent as a virtual assistant communication member node in the communication group; and
the instantiated intelligent agent transcribing communications among and between the plurality of personal communication member nodes in the communication group.

US Pat. No. 10,921,806

MOVING ROBOT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A moving robot comprising:a main body;
a motor the provides a driving force to move the main body through a driving area;
an image sensor that obtains an image of a region around the main body;
a communication interface that communicates with at least one light device provided in the driving area; and
a controller that:
controls the motor to move the main body,
controls the light device through the communication interface to selectively switch on or off, and
determines a location of the light device based on an illuminance change sensed in the image obtained by the image sensor,
wherein the controller determines the location of the light device while controlling the motor to move the main body in at least one of a first direction in which the sensed illuminance change in the image increases or a second direction in which a sensed illuminance in the image increases.

US Pat. No. 10,920,269

AMPLIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF SELECTED TARGETS ON SOLID SUPPORTS

AFFYMETRIX, INC., Carlsb...

1. A method for amplifying a plurality of target sequences from a nucleic acid sample and analyzing the amplified target sequences, the method comprising:(a) mixing the nucleic acid sample with (a1) an array of probes arranged in features and (a2) a plurality of oligonucleotides,
wherein the nucleic acid sample comprises target fragments comprising target sequences,
each feature comprises multiple copies of a target specific array probe having (i) a first probe region that is complementary to a first target region, (ii) a second probe region that is complementary to a second target region, and (iii) a central probe region that is complementary to one of the oligonucleotides, said central probe region being between the first and second probe regions,
the target fragments hybridize to complementary target specific array probes to form probe:target fragment complexes, and
in the probe:target fragment complexes, the first target region hybridizes to the first probe region, the second target region hybridizes to the second probe region, and the oligonucleotide hybridizes to the central probe region;
(b) joining the first target region, the oligonucleotide, and the second target region that hybridize to the same array probe to form a target circle;
(c) extending the array probe using the target circle as a template, thereby obtaining an extended array probe comprising a plurality of copies of the complement of the target sequences; and
(d) analyzing the copies.

US Pat. No. 10,925,132

MULTIPIXEL LED COMPONENT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A MULTIPIXEL LED COMPONENT

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. A multipixel LED component comprising:a plurality of emission zones;
a plurality of conversion elements adapted to convert radiation emitted from the emission zones into radiation of another wavelength range;
a controller comprising a plurality of current sources and a transmitter adapted for wireless data transmission; and
two electrical contact structures through which the multipixel LED component is energized, wherein
the controller mechanically fixedly connects to the emission zones,
each of the current sources is assigned to one of the emission zones biuniquely,
the transmitter receives signals to control the current sources,
the current sources are controllable according to the signals,
each current source operates the emission zone assigned to it,
the number of emission zones is greater than the number of electrical contact structures,
the emission zones are part of a common LED chip, and
all emission zones comprise a common, continuous emission surface.

US Pat. No. 10,924,030

MODULAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A modular power supply system, configured to comprise:a main controller, configured to output a main control signal;
N local controllers, wherein each of the local controllers is configured to receive the main control signal to output at least one local control signal; and
N power units, in one-to-one correspondence with the N local controllers, wherein each of the power units comprises a first end and a second end, the second end of each of the power units is connected to the first end of an adjacent one of the power units, and each of the power units is configured to comprise M power converters, wherein each of the power converters comprises a third end and a fourth end, the fourth end of each of the power converters is connected to the third end of an adjacent one of the power converters, and the third end of the first one of the power converters is connected to the first end of the power unit, the fourth end of the M-th one of the power converters is connected to the second end of the power unit, and each of the power converters is configured to operate according to the local control signal output by a corresponding local controller, wherein both N and M are natural numbers greater than one,
wherein at least one of the M power converters is a master power converter, at least one of the M power converters is a slave power converter, and the local control signals for controlling power semiconductor switches at the same position of the slave power converters to be turned on and off are the same,
each of the power units further comprises:
a master sampling circuit, configured to sample a positive DC bus voltage and a negative DC bus voltage of the master power converter respectively, or a sum of positive DC bus voltages and a sum of negative bus voltages of the master power converters; and
a slave sampling circuit, configured to sample a sum of positive DC bus voltages and a sum of negative bus voltages of the slave power converters respectively, and
the local controller corresponding to the power unit is configured to comprise: a sampling conditioning circuit, configured to convert the sampled positive DC bus voltage and negative DC bus voltage of the master power converter, or the sum of positive DC bus voltages and the sum of negative bus voltages of the master power converters, and the sum of positive DC bus voltages and the sum of negative bus voltages of the slave power converters into digital signals.

US Pat. No. 10,923,125

INTEGRATING LOGIC SERVICES WITH A GROUP COMMUNICATION SERVICE

Orion Labs, Inc., San Fr...

1. A method comprising:operating a group communication service for facilitating user communications within a plurality of communication groups, including coordinating communications between a plurality of communication nodes associated with a plurality of users in each communication group, the method comprising:
receiving, at the group communication service via a network, a spoken message from a communication node in a communication group, the spoken message associated with the control of a networked device;
determining, at the group communication service, that the spoken message is directed to a logic service;
responsive to determining that the spoken message is directed to the logic service, translating, at the group communication service, the spoken message into an input message in a data format corresponding to the logic service;
transferring, from the group communication service, the input message to the logic service for processing by the logic service;
receiving, at the group communication service, status information from the logic service indicative of a status of the networked device; and
sending, from the group communication service, an audible announcement to the communication nodes in the communication group expressive of the status of the networked device.

US Pat. No. 10,921,765

DIGITAL TWIN OF CENTRIFUGAL PUMP IN PUMPING SYSTEMS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a controller, a specification curve corresponding to a centrifugal pump;
building and executing, by the controller, a first model of the centrifugal pump, based on the specification curve;
receiving sensor data corresponding to and during the operation of the centrifugal pump;
coupling a viscosity sensor to the centrifugal pump, data from the viscosity sensor processed every scan cycle of the controller to account every said scan cycle of the controller for a varying viscosity of a liquid flowing through the centrifugal pump;
updating the first model according to the sensor data to produce an updated model, and storing the updated model as a digital twin of the centrifugal pump; and
operating the centrifugal pump according to the updated model,
wherein the first model is created by a curve-fitting technique comprising a spline or a polynomial function programmed in the controller, the curve-fitting technique comprising:
receiving, by the controller, the specification curve as an input curve;
taking samples of the input curve, wherein the samples include head values and flow values for a plurality of pump revolutions-per-minute;
defining a number of points of the input curve to plot, wherein the points are the head-flow points;
defining an index number for each of the number of points;
processing each point for an increase in flow; and
creating a curve model of the centrifugal pump from head-flow points, including generating curves, wherein the curve model is used as the first model, and wherein the generated curves are head-flow curves.

US Pat. No. 10,921,691

CAMERA ACCESSORY AND CAMERA

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A camera accessory detachably coupled with a camera, comprising:a second mount to be detachably coupled with a first mount provided in the camera, the second mount being provided with second bayonet claws and being brought, by a relative rotation with the first mount, from a first state in which each of the second bayonet claws is inserted between first bayonet claws provided in the first mount prior to engagement between the second bayonet claws and the first bayonet claws, into a second state in which the second bayonet claws engage with the first bayonet claws to complete coupling of the second and first mounts;
a second holding portion provided in the second mount; and
a plurality of electrical contact surfaces arranged along a rotational direction of the second mount,
wherein the first mount is provided with a first holding portion and a plurality of contact pins arranged along the rotational direction of the second mount and held by the first holding portion so as to be protruding from the first holding portion, and the electrical contact surfaces contact with the contact pins in the second state to electrically connect the camera accessory with the camera,
wherein the contact pins include: a first contact pin that can contact with the one of the electrical contact surfaces in the first state; and second contact pin and third contact pin that do not contact with any of the electrical contact surfaces in the first state, and the electrical contact surfaces include: a first electrical contact surface that contacts with the first contact pin in the second state; and a second electrical contact surface and third electrical contact surface that do not contact with the first contact pin in the second state,
wherein the first electrical contact surface is connected to an element that indicates a predetermined voltage and is used for indicating a type of the camera accessory,
wherein the second electrical contact surfaces to be used indicating a ground level,
wherein the third electrical contact surface is used for a communication clock signal,
wherein the first contact pin is used for detecting type of the camera accessory which coupled with the camera based on a voltage level of the first connect pin when the first contact pin contacts with the first electrical contact surface, and
wherein, along the rotational direction of the second mount, a gap width between the first electrical contact surface and the second electrical contact surface adjacent to each other is larger than a gap width between the second electrical contact surface and the third electrical contact surface adjacent to each other, so as to detect a type of the camera accessory before communication with the camera and the camera accessory is started.

US Pat. No. 10,921,232

METHOD FOR CALCULATING PERMEABILITY OF POROUS MEDIUM BY USING ANALYSIS OF FRICTION FLOW CHARACTERISTIC VARIABLE IN POROUS MEDIUM

KOREA GAS CORPORATION, D...

1. A method of calculating permeability of a porous medium, the method comprising:obtaining hydraulic diameters and friction factor-Reynolds number relationships of a plurality of reference porous media;
deriving a hydraulic diameter-friction factor-Reynolds number correlation between the hydraulic diameters and the friction factor-Reynolds number relationships; and
obtaining permeability of a porous medium to be predicted, by using the hydraulic diameter-friction factor-Reynolds number correlation.

US Pat. No. 10,921,007

SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF AUTOMATICALLY SCHEDULING AND EXECUTING IN SITU TESTS ON ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

NEXTRACKER INC., Fremont...

1. A method of testing an electrical and mechanical system including interconnected devices, each device including one or more components, the method comprising:identifying a component test for each component tested;
grouping components of the interconnected devices into groups such that components in each of the groups are tested in parallel;
dynamically scheduling execution of the component tests to minimize a total execution time of the component tests based on criteria including the groups, at least one prerequisite constraint for starting execution of the component tests, and at least one prerequisite safety constraint for maintaining execution of the component tests; and
executing the component tests on the interconnected devices based on the scheduling.

US Pat. No. 10,920,559

INVERTED Y-TOOL FOR DOWNHOLE GAS SEPARATION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to separate gas from a multiphase wellbore fluid in a wellbore, the method comprising:receiving the multiphase wellbore fluid at a fluid inlet of an inverted Y-tool, the fluid inlet facing an uphole direction;
drawing the multiphase wellbore fluid into the inlet in a downhole direction;
during flow of the multiphase wellbore fluid through the inverted Y-tool in the downhole direction, separating at least a portion of gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid;
after separating at least the portion of the gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid, directing the multiphase wellbore fluid through the inverted Y-tool in the uphole direction to a downhole pump; and
pumping, by the downhole pump, the multiphase wellbore fluid from which at least the portion of the gas has separated in the uphole direction.
US Pat. No. 10,918,111

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION FOR COATING SURFACES

ATACANALAB, Santiago (CL...

1. An antimicrobial composition for coating surfaces comprising:a compound of micronized high-purity metallic copper particles, wherein the compound of micronized metallic copper particles comprises a distribution of particles of different shapes, sizes, and proportions; and
a fluid compound vehicle to be applied cold;
where the micronized metallic copper particles comprise; spherical, hemispherical, and amorphous particles located in a lower zone of the coating that is in contact with the surface to be coated; laminar particles located in a top zone of the coating that is in contact with an external medium; andfilamentous and amorphous particles located in an intermediate zone of the coating.

US Pat. No. 10,925,201

OPTIMIZATION DEVICE FOR PRODUCTION LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An optimization device for a production line in which multiple production devices each execute a production process, the multiple production devices including multiple component mounters each configured to mount components on a circuit board by conveying the circuit board along the production line as the production process, at least a portion of the multiple production devices excluding the component mounters each executing a periodic operation accompanied by a stop of conveyance of the circuit board at a predetermined execution frequency during successive of the production processes,the optimization device comprising:
a cycle time setting section configured to set a cycle time for each production device;
a target time setting section configured to set a target time based on the cycle time and a required time for the periodic operation in each of the multiple production devices excluding the component mounters, and
a line design section configured to calculate the unit number of the component mounters constituting the production line based on the target time.

US Pat. No. 10,925,185

MODULAR DATA CENTER WITH INTEGRATED RETURN AIR PLENUM FOR EXTERNAL SIDE-MOUNTED AIR COOLING UNIT

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

11. A method comprising:providing a volumetric container comprising a first and a second longitudinal exterior wall and an enclosing upper barrier attached between respective upper surfaces of the first and the second longitudinal exterior walls, the volumetric container enclosing a first and a second interior space, the first interior space adjacent to the first longitudinal exterior wall providing a cold aisle and comprising: (i) a first supply air opening within the first longitudinal exterior wall; and (ii) a first return air opening vertically positioned within the exterior wall above the first supply air opening, the second interior space providing a hot aisle;
determining a cooling requirement of at least one heat-generating information technology (IT) component provided within at least one rack positioned longitudinally within the volumetric container between the cold aisle and the hot aisle, the at least one rack holding the at least one heat-generating IT component(s) having a top surface that is lower than the enclosing upper barrier of the volumetric container, leaving an air space above the at least one rack;
in response to determining the cooling requirement, operating one or more air movers of a first cooling unit to create a positive pressure differential between a return air inlet that receives return air from first return air opening of the volumetric container and that is upwardly open and a supply air outlet that is sideways directed to provide supply air to the first supply air opening of the volumetric container to move from the cold aisle to the hot aisle via to remove heat from the at least one heat-generating IT component;
directing the return air from the hot aisle to the first return air opening in a return air plenum over a baffle positioned above the top surface of the at least one rack, physically separating the first supply air opening and the first return air opening, the baffle extending over the cold aisle and the at least one rack, the return air plenum in fluid communication with the hot aisle, directing return air between an upper portion of the hot aisle and the first return air opening; and
directing the return air from the first return air opening of the volumetric container to the return air inlet of the first cooling unit via a first shroud coupled to at least one of the volumetric container and the first cooling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,925,162

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Wiwynn Corporation, New ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:N power layers, arranged in parallel and spaced from each other; and
a first via group, comprising M rows of vias which are disposed through the N power layers, where N and M are positive integers greater than 0,
wherein each row of the M rows of vias is electrically connected to a first layer of the N power layers, and a Pth row of the M rows of vias is disposed through all power layers, but only directly contacts Q power layers of the N power layers respectively, where Q is a smallest positive integer greater than or equal to P((N?1)/M), and P is a positive integer less than or equal to M.

US Pat. No. 10,925,138

FLICKER-FREE LINEAR LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

UNITY OPTO TECHNOLOGY CO....

1. A flicker-free linear LED drive circuit, electrically coupled to an external power supply which is an alternating current power supply, and converting an input voltage of the external power supply into an output current to be supplied to at least one LED; the flicker-free linear LED drive circuit comprising a measuring module, a regulating module and a rectifier module, and the regulating module being electrically coupled to the rectifier module and the measuring module, and the rectifier module being electrically coupled to the external power supply, characterized in that the measuring module is provided for measuring a phase angle of the input voltage to generate and send a measurement signal to the regulating module, wherein the regulating module sets a conduction angle range having a fixed power for driving of the at least one LED, and adjusts the measurement signal according to a phase angle of the measurement signal, and the measurement signal forms a plurality of voltage signals during a half-wave period of the input voltage according to the conduction angle range and adjusts the plurality of voltage signals to form the output current, and the output current is a direct current signal provided for the at least one LED to emit light; wherein the plurality of voltage signals has a same maximum current value, and a duty cycle of the plurality of voltage signals is smaller than the half-wave period of the input voltage to reduce flickering of the at least one LED formed by the output current;wherein the measuring module further comprises a measuring RC circuit and a measurement amplifier; the measurement amplifier has an input terminal electrically coupled to the measuring RC circuit and a reference voltage device for adjusting and generating the phase of the input voltage according to a measured resistance of the measuring RC circuit, and the measurement amplifier has an output terminal electrically coupled to the regulating module for forming and coupling the measurement signal to the regulating module;
wherein the measuring RC circuit further comprises a first filter capacitor electrically coupled to the rectifier module and the measurement amplifier, so that the input voltage forms a ripple signal and couples the ripple signal to the measurement amplifier;
wherein the regulating module further comprises a regulation comparator and a regulating RC circuit; the regulating RC circuit is provided for coupling the measurement signal to the regulation comparator, so that the regulation comparator can receive and adjust the measurement signal to generate the plurality of voltage signals, and the regulating RC circuit adjusts the plurality of voltage signals to form the output current and couples the output current to the at least one LED; wherein the regulation comparator adjusts the duty cycle of the plurality of voltage signals according to a compensation capacitance and a compensation resistance of the regulating RC circuit;
wherein the regulating RC circuit further comprises a regulation switch electrically coupled to the regulation comparator for conducting or switching off the plurality of voltage signals to form the output current to be supplied to the at least one LED.

US Pat. No. 10,925,075

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA ON RESOURCE UNIT INCLUDING PILOT TONE IN WLAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a receiving operation in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, from an access point (AP), a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) including a plurality of resource units (RUs),
wherein the plurality of RUs includes at least one of a first tone unit and/or a second tone unit,
wherein a number of tones in the first tone unit is 26, and 2 pilot tones are included in the first tone unit,
wherein the second tone unit includes a plurality of tones being greater than the first tone unit,
wherein 4 pilot tones are included in the second tone unit,
wherein the at least one of the first tone unit and/or the second tone unit is received via a frequency resource in the PPDU,
wherein for the second tone unit received via the frequency resource, frequency indexes of the 4 pilot tones are determined to be [a x y b],
wherein for the first tone unit received via the frequency resource, frequency indexes of the 2 pilot tones are determined to be one of [a x] and [y b]; and
processing the received PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,924,987

FTM BASED SECURE RANGING ERROR RECOVERY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio communicatively coupled to the antenna and configured to perform wireless communications according to at least one radio access technology (RAT);
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the wireless device is configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless device to:
negotiate one or more ranging parameters comprising at least a set of secure training sequences, wherein each secure training sequence of the set of secure training sequences is specified by a set of independent random sequences;
determine that a first ranging frame received from a neighboring wireless device can be decoded based on an included first dialog token but cannot be correlated based on an appended first secure training sequence of the set of secure training sequences;
transmit a first acknowledgment with an appended second secure training sequence of the set of secure training sequences to the neighboring wireless device, wherein the second secure training sequence is associated with a prior dialog token; and
determine that a second ranging frame received from the neighboring wireless device can be decoded based on an included second dialog token and can be correlated based on an appended third secure training sequence of the set of secure training sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,924,322

USER SELECTABLE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA TRANSMISSION COMPRESSION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

TracFone Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A process for modifying wireless data compression for a wireless electronic device comprising:generating with a server a graphical user interface on a display of an Internet enabled device for modifying wireless data compression for a wireless electronic device;
receiving a request in the server from a user to modify a current wireless data compression with a new wireless data compression through an input device of the Internet enabled device;
evaluating with the server the new wireless data compression requested by the user in view of predetermined information of the user;
updating a wireless network with the new wireless data compression after the evaluation with the server; and
providing wireless service from the wireless network to the wireless electronic device utilizing the new wireless data compression;
wherein the request for the new wireless data compression includes a wireless data compression rate and a length of time of the wireless data compression; and
wherein after the length of time of the wireless data compression has expired, the data compression returns to a prior data compression rate.

US Pat. No. 10,924,229

MULTIPLE DIMENSION MODULATION IN 5G SYSTEMS

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

14. A system comprising a processor and a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions operative, when executed on the processor, to perform functions including:receiving as input a set of encoded bits;
dividing the set of encoded bits into a plurality of groups;
mapping the plurality of groups, comprising:
mapping a first group to a signal space based modulation format;
mapping a second group to a radiation pattern/polarization modulation (RPM) of a configurable antenna; and
mapping each other group to a control signal for a distinct configurable feature of a transmitter system;
generating a first plurality of constellation symbols selected from a first constellation symbol set according to the mapping of the first group onto the signal space based modulation format;
generating a second plurality of constellation symbols from the first plurality of constellation symbols using a multi-carrier modulation (MCM) mapping function, wherein the second plurality of constellation symbols are selected from a second constellation symbol set having a higher order than the first constellation symbol set;
configuring the RPM of at least one of a plurality of configurable antennas of the transmitter system into one of a plurality of modes according to the mapping of the second group;
configuring at least one additional configurable feature of at least one of the plurality of configurable antennas of the transmitter system according to the control signal of the mapping of at least one of the other groups; and
transmitting a modulated signal from the configured at least one configurable antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,924,214

DOWNLINK POWER CONTROL FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN COMPETING COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Cable Television Laborato...

4. A method operable with a wireless communication system operating in a Radio Frequency (RF) band with a conflicting WiFi system, the method comprising:receiving uplink communications from a user equipment (UE) in the RF band via a wireless base station;
estimating a location of the UE based on the uplink communications;
determining a communication capability between the UE and the wireless base station based on the location of the UE; and
downgrading downlink communications from the wireless base station to the UE based on the communication capability to avoid interference with the WiFi system;
wherein:
the communication capability includes a location of the UE within an antenna directional radiation pattern of the wireless base station, and
downgrading downlink communications includes utilizing the antenna directional radiation pattern according to the location of the UE within the antenna directional radiation pattern of the wireless base station, to avoid interference with the WiFi system.

US Pat. No. 10,924,137

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING POLAR CODES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:
generating a distance spectrum vector dTp=(dTp(1), . . . ,dTp(p)) of size p of a kernel Tp, wherein the kernel Tp has a size p×p, with p generating a distance spectrum vector dGN of size N of a generator matrix GN on the basis of the distance spectrum vector dTp, wherein the generator matrix GN has a size N×N, the generator matrix GN is based on the kernel Tp;
determining a set of K information bit indices I on the basis of the distance spectrum vector dGN;
recording a polar code cN on the basis of the set of K information bit indices I, wherein the polar code cN has a length N and a dimension K, wherein the polar code cN is given by cN=uN·GN, wherein uN=(u0, . . . , uN-1) is a vector of size N,ui, i=0, . . . N?1, corresponding to an information bit if i?I, I being the set of K information bit indices, and ui=0, if i?F, F being a set of N?K frozen bit indices;
encoding first data using the recorded polar code cN; and
transmitting the encoded first data to a second apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,924,078

INVERSION OF DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL

Dolby International AB, ...

14. A method of declipping a clipped audio signal that has been clipped by a dynamic range control, DRC, model, the method comprising:receiving the clipped audio signal;
determining parameters of the DRC model that have been used for clipping the clipped audio signal;
increasing the dynamic range of the clipped audio signal based on the determined parameters of the DRC model,
wherein the DRC model is a soft-knee DRC model or a hard-knee DRC model and is defined by a control value that is applied to an envelope of an input audio signal; and
wherein the control value comprises a constant gain portion and a variable gain portion.

US Pat. No. 10,924,024

REGENERATIVE POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH INVERTER AND CONVERTER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power conversion system comprising:a first connection terminal to which a first connection target is connected;
a second connection terminal to which a second connection target is connected;
a primary winding and a secondary winding magnetically coupled to the primary winding;
an inverter circuit connected between the first connection terminal and the primary winding and configured to perform power conversion;
a converter circuit including a plurality of bidirectional switch units; and
a control circuit configured to control the inverter circuit such that polarity of a first voltage across the primary winding alternately inverts,
the secondary winding having a first terminal and a second terminal,
the plurality of bidirectional switch units being bridge-connected between the first terminal and the second terminal of the secondary winding,
the control circuit being configured to control the converter circuit so as to allow no power to be transmitted between the converter circuit and the inverter circuit in a first period including an inversion period during which the first voltage across the primary winding has its polarity inverted,
the control circuit being configured to control the converter circuit so as to allow power to be transmitted either in a first direction from the converter circuit toward the inverter circuit, or in a second direction opposite from the first direction, in a second period different from the first period, wherein
the second connection terminal includes a plurality of terminals associated with the plurality of bidirectional switch units, respectively,
each of the plurality of bidirectional switch units includes a first bidirectional switch unit which is connected to the first terminal of the secondary winding and a second bidirectional switch unit which is connected between the first bidirectional switch unit and the second terminal of the secondary winding,
a node of the first bidirectional switch unit and the second bidirectional switch unit which are included in each of the plurality of bidirectional switch units is connected to one of the plurality of terminals associated with the each of the plurality of bidirectional switch units,
the control circuit is configured to control amplitude of at least one of an output voltage or an output current of the second connection terminal by shifting a first timing and a second timing,
the first timing is a timing when, in a positive polarity period during which the secondary winding has a positive voltage, the converter circuit changes from a first state where a first current flows through the second bidirectional switch units into a second state where a second current flows through the first bidirectional switch units,
the second timing is a timing when, in a negative polarity period which follows the positive polarity period and during which the secondary winding has a negative voltage, the converter circuit changes from the second state where the second current flows through the first bidirectional switch units into the first state where the first current flows through the second bidirectional switch units,
the first bidirectional switch units and the second bidirectional switch units each include a first switch unit and a second switch unit connected to the first switch unit in series,
the control circuit is configured to:
turn the first switch unit of any one of the second bidirectional switch units from ON to OFF when a first predetermined period passes, during the positive polarity period, since the control circuit has turned the first switch unit of a corresponding one of the first bidirectional switch units from OFF to ON;
turn the second switch unit of the second bidirectional switch unit from ON to OFF when a second predetermined period passes, during the positive polarity period, since the control circuit has turned the second switch unit of the first bidirectional switch unit from OFF to ON;
turn the first switch unit of the first bidirectional switch unit from ON to OFF when a third predetermined period passes, during the negative polarity period, since the control circuit has turned the first switch unit of the second bidirectional switch unit from OFF to ON; and
turn the second switch unit of the first bidirectional switch unit from ON to OFF when a fourth predetermined period passes, during the negative polarity period, since the control circuit has turned the second switch unit of the second bidirectional switch unit from OFF to ON.

US Pat. No. 10,923,959

WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM WITH RECONFIGURABLE RECTIFIER CIRCUITRY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

17. An electronic device comprising:first and second coils that are configured to receive wireless power signals;
adjustable rectifier circuitry coupled to the first and second coils that is adjustable to operable in:
1) a first mode in which the adjustable rectifier circuitry forms a full-bridge rectifier; and
2) a second mode in which the adjustable rectifier circuitry forms two parallel half-bridge rectifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,923,526

MULTI-PASS IMAGING USING IMAGE SENSORS WITH VARIABLY BIASED CHANNEL-STOP CONTACTS FOR IDENTIFYING DEFECTS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DIE

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. An imaging method, comprising:generating a first image of a semiconductor die or portion thereof, comprising:
in an imaging sensor, while illuminating the imaging sensor with light scattered from the semiconductor die or portion thereof, performing a first instance of time-domain integration (TDI) along a plurality of pixel columns comprising pairs of pixel columns in which the pixel columns are separated by respective channel stops, wherein the channel stops comprise respective localized oxidation of silicon (LOCOS) structures, respective regions of doped silicon beneath the respective LOCOS structures, and electrically conductive contacts that extend through the LOCOS structures and form ohmic contacts with the regions of doped silicon; and
while performing the first instance of TDI, applying a first bias to the electrically conductive contacts;
generating a second image of the semiconductor die or portion thereof, comprising:
in the imaging sensor, while illuminating the imaging sensor with light scattered from the semiconductor die or portion thereof, performing a second instance of TDI along the plurality of pixel columns; and
while performing the second instance of TDI, applying a second bias to the electrically conductive contacts; and
identifying defects in the semiconductor die or portion thereof using the first and second images.

US Pat. No. 10,922,982

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE DRONE

GUARDIAN ROBOTICS, INC., ...

1. A system for neutralizing an active shooter, the system comprising:a plurality of flying drones, each drone having a wireless transmitter;
a single base station operable by a single human operator, the single base station having a wireless transmitter, the wireless transmitter of the single base station in wireless communication with the wireless transmitters of the flying drones for transmitting data between the flying drones and the single base station and the single human operator controls at least one but not all of the plurality of flying drones while the remaining one of the plurality of flying drones follow the controlled ones of the plurality of flying drones;
a plurality of stationary ground sensors in communication with the wireless transmitters of the flying drones for communicating data from the sensor to the base station or in communication with the single base station for communicating data to the wireless transmitters of the plurality of flying drones; and
a plurality of offensive mechanisms, one offensive mechanism attached to each of the flying drones, the offensive mechanisms activatable to neutralize the active shooter.

US Pat. No. 10,922,955

BATTERY INTERCONNECTED SMOKE DETECTOR SYSTEM

Vireo Tech, LLC, Gilbert...

1. A rechargeable battery interconnected smoke detector system comprising:a plurality of smoke detectors to electrically couple to a dedicated circuit;
a rechargeable battery located inside a case of one of the plurality of smoke detectors; and
a first relay to directly electrically couple to the dedicated circuit, an alternating current source, and the rechargeable battery,
wherein the first relay is to selectively conduct an alternating current from the alternating current source to the dedicated circuit to power the plurality of smoke detectors under a condition wherein the alternating current source is present and selectively conduct a direct current from the rechargeable battery to the dedicated circuit to power the plurality of smoke detectors under a condition wherein the alternating current source is not present.

US Pat. No. 10,922,909

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURE ENCLOSURES AND ACCESS THERETO

1. A secure enclosure system comprising:an enclosure housing having at least one compartment formed therein for receiving at least one item;
a moveable element engaging the secure enclosure housing to provide or prevent access to the at least one compartment;
an electronically-actuated latching mechanism coupled to the moveable element;
a network interface for providing communication with a communications network;
a user sensor for sensing a characteristic related to a user attempting to gain access to the compartment;
an item sensor configured to detect information indicative of a characteristic of the at least one item;
an environmental controller comprising at least one of heating or cooling source adapted to provide at least one of heating or cooling to the at least one compartment;
a processor coupled to the latching mechanism, the network interface, the user sensor, item sensor, and the environmental controller, wherein said processor is adapted to cause the network interface to transmit information indicative of a sensed characteristic related to the user attempting to gain access to the compartment and capable of processing an unlock signal to control the latching mechanism to provide access to the compartment by the user, and wherein said processor is adapted to control the environmental controller based on sensed information indicative of a characteristic of the at least one item placed in the at least one compartment;
wherein the sensed information indicative of the characteristic of the item placed in the at least one compartment is at least one of item type, or a desired environmental temperature(s) specified for such delivered item; and
a compartment sensor coupled to the processor wherein the compartment sensor detects the presence or absence of an item within the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,921,261

STRONTIUM TETRABORATE AS OPTICAL COATING MATERIAL

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. A system including:a stage configured to support a sample;
a light source configured to generate incident light having a wavelength in a range between 100 nm and 300 nm;
a sensor; and
an optical system configured to direct said incident light onto the sample, and to direct reflected light from the sample to the sensor,
wherein at least one of the light source and the optical system includes at least one optical component comprising:
a substrate positioned to receive a light portion such that said received light portion is directed toward a top surface of the substrate, said received light portion comprising one of the incident light and the reflected light; and
a first optical material layer disposed on the substrate over the top surface and configured such that a portion of the received light portion passes through the first optical material layer to the top surface of the substrate,
wherein first optical material layer consists essentially of strontium tetraborate (SrB4O7), and
wherein the first optical material layer is configured to minimize a reflectivity of said optical component, thereby minimizing an amount of received light portion that directed away from the top surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,520

PLUG AND PUMP SYSTEM FOR ROUTING PRESSURIZED FLUID

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A plug and pump system for routing pressurized fluid from a fluid source, the system comprising:a platform;
a wellhead interface mounted on the platform and comprising multiple points of articulation, wherein a wellhead line of the wellhead interface is configured to connect to one or more wellheads;
a manifold interface mounted on the platform and comprising multiple points of articulation, wherein the manifold interface comprises one or more swivel assemblies, one or more elbows and a docking station line, wherein the docking station line of the manifold interface is configured to connect to a docking station, wherein the manifold interface is capable of adjustable extension and retraction relative to a position of the platform to adapt to variations in positions of the docking station and the one or more wellheads; and
wherein the manifold interface and the wellhead interface are configured to route the pressurized fluid between the docking station and the one or more wellheads from the position of the platform,
wherein the wellhead interface and the manifold interface are each separately supported by the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,920,481

DOOR SKINS, DOORS, AND NESTED DOOR SKINS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door skin comprising:an inner panel;
an outer body portion; and
a contoured portion interconnecting the inner panel to the outer body portion, the contoured portion is recessed from the inner panel and the outer body portion and includes a center base portion, a first sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the outer body portion, and a second sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the inner panel, the first sloping portion including a first angled portion that is adjacent to the outer body and a first bump having a first convex exterior surface that extends from the first angled portion to the center base portion, the second sloping portion including a second bump and a third bump, the second bump is adjacent to the center base portion, has a second convex exterior surface that extends from the center base portion to the third bump, the third bump is adjacent to the inner panel and has a third convex exterior surface that extends from the second bump to the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,918,319

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING UNIT SPECTRUM, AND WEARABLE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. An apparatus for acquiring a unit spectrum, the apparatus comprising:a receptor comprising:
an inlet configured to receive a reference solution without glucose and an analyte solution containing the glucose,
an outlet configured to discharge the reference solution and the analyte solution, and
a storage disposed between the inlet and the outlet, and configured to store the reference solution for a first predetermined time and store the analyte solution for a second predetermined time, the storage comprising a first surface onto which a light is incident, and a second surface that opposes the first surface;
a reflector disposed on the second surface of the receptor and configured to reflect the light when the light reaches the second surface of the receptor after being incident onto the first surface of the receptor, and passing through either the reference solution or the analyte solution;
a spectrometer disposed outside the receptor, and configured to emit the light, detect the light reflected by the reflector, and measure a spectrum from the detected light; and
a processor configured to:
control to allow the reference solution to flow in the storage of the receptor through the inlet for the first predetermined time and to be fully discharged through the outlet after the first predetermined time,
acquire a first spectrum by controlling the spectrometer to emit the light to the receptor and detect the light that passes through the reference solution and is reflected from the reflector, while the reference solution is contained in the receptor for the first predetermined time,
control to allow the analyte solution to flow in the storage of the receptor through the inlet for the second predetermined time and to be fully discharged through the outlet after the second predetermined time,
acquire a second spectrum by controlling the spectrometer to emit the light to the receptor and detect the light that passes through the analyte solution and is reflected from the reflector, while the analyte solution is contained in the receptor for the second predetermined time,
estimate a length of a light traveling path of the light that is emitted from the spectrometer and returns back to the spectrometer after being incident onto the first surface of the receptor, passing through the analyte solution, reaching the second surface of the receptor, and being reflected toward the first surface of the receptor and the spectrometer, and
acquire the unit spectrum that represents a spectrum of the glucose, by dividing a subtraction of the first spectrum from the second spectrum by a glucose concentration of the analyte solution and the length of the light traveling path.

US Pat. No. 10,922,970

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING DRIVING-ASSISTANCE TO DRIVERS OF VEHICLES

ANI Technologies Private ...

1. A method for assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, by a data collector of a server, from each vehicle of a plurality of vehicles, sensor data by way of a set of sensors installed in each vehicle, and image data by way of at least first and second image-capturing devices installed with each vehicle, wherein the plurality of vehicles include at least first and second sets of vehicles;
processing, by a data processor of the server, the sensor and image data to generate first and second sets of driving-assisting features, respectively,
wherein the first set of driving-assisting features is indicative of real-time traffic conditions, real-time road conditions, speed-time-distance attributes, braking-and-acceleration frequency, and health conditions of each vehicle, and driving patterns of each driver of each vehicle, and
wherein the second set of driving-assisting features is indicative of vision-based real-time traffic conditions, weather conditions, road conditions, and driving behavior of each driver;
retrieving, by the data collector, from a first data source, environmental data comprising at least one of meteorological data and road data associated with a route along which the driver is driving the vehicle, and, from a second data source, fleet data comprising at least one of accident data, safety-response-ticket data, and passenger feedback data of each vehicle of the first and second sets of vehicles, and vehicle maintenance data of each vehicle of the second set of vehicles;
processing, by the data processor, the environmental data to generate a third set of driving-assisting features that is indicative of environmental conditions and accident-prone zones of the route, and the fleet data to generate a fourth set of driving-assisting features that is indicative of accident patterns, vehicles' health conditions, drivers' risk profiles, and accident location and time of each accident associated with the route; and
generating, by a notification generator of the server, a warning message based on at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth sets of driving-assisting features, to alert the driver of the vehicle in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,921,488

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POLARIZATION CONTROL

KLA Corporation, Milpita...

1. An optical system for controlling point spread function comprising:an illumination source configured to illuminate a surface of a sample;
a set of collection optics configured to collect illumination from the surface of a sample;
a detector including a plurality of pixels; and
a point spread function control device positioned substantially at a pupil plane of the optical system, the point spread function control device including:
a first wave plate having a first surface profile;
a second wave plate having a second surface profile complementary to the first surface profile,
the first wave plate and the second wave plate positioned so as to substantially align the first surface profile with the second surface profile and maintain a constant thickness of an assembly of the first wave plate and second wave plate,
the first wave plate and the second wave plate being configured to control at least one of polarization rotation and degree of coherence as a continuous function of transverse position across the pupil plane in order modify the point spread function of illumination in order to enhance an amount of energy received by one or more pixels of the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,921,156

ROTARY ENCODER WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FEATURES

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. A rotary encoder comprising:a planar magnetic encoder disc comprising a plurality of linear, areal, and/or other geometric magnetic features added to the planar encoder disc by additive manufacturing distributed over a surface of the encoder disc configured for attachment to an end of a rotatable shaft, wherein the linear, areal, and/or other geometric magnetic features are interrupted by blank spaces to provide additional information;
a cylindrical magnetic encoder feature comprising a plurality of linear, areal, and/or other geometric magnetic features added to a cylindrical encoder feature by additive manufacturing distributed over a surface of the encoder feature configured for attachment to an outer diameter surface of the rotatable shaft, wherein the linear, areal, and/or other geometric magnetic features are interrupted by blank spaces to provide additional information;
a first magnetic sensor positioned adjacent to the end of the rotatable shaft to detect magnetic signals from the magnetic features on the planar encoder disc; and
a second magnetic sensor positioned adjacent to the outer diameter surface of the rotatable shaft to detect magnetic signals from the magnetic features on the cylindrical encoding feature.

US Pat. No. 10,921,122

TILT EVENT DETECTION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A device, comprising:an accelerometer, which, in operation, generates accelerometer data; and
digital signal processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the accelerometer, wherein the digital signal processing circuitry, in operation:
generates, based on the generated accelerometer data, a value indicative of a cosine of an angle between an acceleration vector associated with current accelerometer data and a reference acceleration vector, wherein the generating the value indicative of the cosine of the angle between the acceleration vector associated with current accelerometer data and the reference acceleration vector includes:
generating a value indicative of a scalar product of the vector associated with current accelerometer data and the reference acceleration vector; and
dividing the value indicative of the scalar product by a value indicative of a magnitude of the vector associated with current accelerometer data multiplied by a value indicative of a magnitude of the reference acceleration vector;
compares the generated value indicative of the cosine of the angle between the acceleration vector associated with current accelerometer data and the reference acceleration vector with one or more thresholds; and
generates a signal indicative of a tilt based on the comparison of the generated value indicative of the cosine of the angle between the acceleration vector associated with current accelerometer data and the reference acceleration vector with the one or more thresholds, wherein, in response to the signal indicative of a tilt indicating detection of a tilt event, the device processes accelerometer data associated with the tilt event using an exercise program.
US Pat. No. 10,921,317

METHODS OF ASSAYING PROTEINS

Nautilus Biotechnology, I...

1. A composition of a protein assay array, the composition comprising:a substrate having a plurality of n protein molecules from a biological sample conjugated to the substrate such that each individual protein of the plurality of n protein molecules is spatially separated from each other protein of the plurality of n protein molecules, and wherein each protein of the plurality of n protein molecules is conjugated at an individual, optically resolvable address, thereby allowing for interrogation of individual protein molecules of the plurality of n protein molecules;
in a first configuration, a first plurality of affinity reagent pools within a liquid medium in communication with the substrate, wherein the liquid medium is in communication with the plurality of n protein molecules conjugated to the substrate, wherein a portion of the affinity reagents within the first plurality of affinity reagent pools is bound or is attached to one or more of the n protein molecules, and wherein at least one affinity reagent within the first plurality of affinity reagent pools recognizes two or more distinct epitopes within the n protein molecules; and
in a second configuration, a second plurality of affinity reagent pools within a liquid medium in communication with the substrate, wherein the liquid medium is in communication with the plurality of n protein molecules conjugated to the substrate, wherein a portion of the affinity reagents within the second plurality of affinity reagent pools is bound or is attached to one or more of the n protein molecules;
wherein the binding of the affinity reagent pools to the plurality of n protein molecules is distinct between the first and second plurality of affinity reagent pools, and wherein the affinity reagents in the affinity reagent pools comprise a known degree of binding nonspecificity to two or more epitopes and are configured to bind to a plurality of epitopes of at least one protein molecule of the plurality of n protein molecules, and wherein the affinity reagents in the affinity reagent pools bind to less than all of the available plurality of epitopes in the plurality of n protein molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,925,157

FLEXIBLE WIRING BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A flexible wiring board connecting a first component including a curved surface to a second component opposed to the first component and including a flat surface, the flexible wiring board comprising:a first end curved along the curved surface of the first component and mounted on the curved surface;
a second end mounted on the flat surface of the second component; and
a middle portion extending from the first end to the second end, the middle portion including:
a flat section about perpendicular to the flat surface of the second component; and
a folded section folded to project from a back surface of the flat section at a boundary between the middle portion and the first end adjacent to an edge of the curved surface of the first component, the folded section including a first base curved along the first end and connected with the first end, a second base connected with the flat portion, and a distal end between the first base and second end and farther from the back surface of the flat section than the first base and the second base.

US Pat. No. 10,925,151

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A HIGH SPEED INTERCONNECT SYSTEM WITH REDUCED CROSSTALK

EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC, M...

1. A method for providing a Printed Wiring Board (“PWB”) designed to reduce cross talk associated with a high speed electrical connector, comprising:forming a core substrate comprising a plurality of laminated dielectric substrate layers with a first via formed therethrough;
disposing a first trace on an exposed surface of the core substrate that is in electrical contact with the first via;
laminating a first High Density Interconnect (“HDI”) substrate to the core substrate such that the first trace electrically connects the first via with a second via formed through the first HDI substrate;
disposing a second trace on an exposed surface of the first HDI substrate that is in electrical contact with the second via; and
laminating a second HDI substrate to the first HDI substrate such that the second trace electrically connects the second via to a third via formed through the second HDI substrate;
wherein the second via comprises a buried via with a central axis spatially offset from central axis of the first and third vias, and the first and second vias having diameters which are smaller than a diameter of the third via.

US Pat. No. 10,925,078

TWO-TONE PHYSICAL UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. One or more non-transitory, computer-readable media havinginstructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause a device to:
receive an indication having capability information for a user equipment (UE);
construct, based on the capability information, a configuration message to configure the UE with one or more sub-physical resource block (PRB) configurations for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in even further enhanced machine type communication (efeMTC), wherein a first sub-PRB configuration of the one or more sub-PRB configurations is a 2 out of 3 subcarrier configuration, wherein the 2 out of 3 subcarrier configuration indicates 2 adjacent subcarriers out of 3 subcarriers are allocated for the PUSCH; and
cause the configuration message to be sent to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,925,020

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method for synchronization in a base station, comprising:transmitting a first radio signal on first frequency-domain resources in a first time window; and
transmitting a first signaling;
wherein a center frequency of the first frequency-domain resources is a first frequency; the first frequency-domain resources include X subcarrier(s); the X is a positive integer; a carrier to which the first frequency-domain resources belong is a first carrier; a frequency band to which the first carrier belongs is a first frequency band, a center frequency of the first carrier is a second frequency; an interval between the first frequency and the second frequency in frequency domain is a first frequency interval; the first frequency interval is related to a subcarrier spacing of the X subcarrier(s); the first radio signal is used to determine at least one of a location of the first time window in time domain or the first frequency; the first radio signal is broadcast; or the first radio signal is multicast; the first signaling is used to determine a feature ID of a transmitter of the first radio signal in the first carrier; the first frequency interval belongs to a target frequency interval set the target frequency interval set includes a positive integer number of frequency interval(s); a subcarrier spacing of the X subcarrier(s) and a location of the first frequency band in frequency domain are used to determine the target frequency interval set out of Y frequency interval sets; and the Y is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,924,617

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL, AND ERROR NOTIFICATION METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus capable of communicating with portable terminals via a wireless network, comprising:a cassette that stores sheets;
an image forming device that forms an image on a sheet conveyed from the cassette;
a sensor that detects presence/absence of a sheet in the cassette;
a network interface for communicating with the portable terminals via the wireless network;
a memory for registering an address of at least one of the portable terminals as a target to which an error is notified; and
a controller for controlling the network interface, in a case where the address is registered in the memory, such that:
the network interface transmits error occurrence information indicating occurrence of a sheet shortage error for the cassette to the portable terminals in a case where absence of a sheet in the cassette is detected by the sensor;
the network interface transmits recovery operation start information indicating that a recovery operation for the sheet shortage error has been started to the portable terminals in response to detecting that the cassette has been opened; and
the network interface transmits error recovery information indicating that the error is recovered to the portable terminals in a case where presence of a sheet in the cassette has been detected by the sensor,
wherein, in a case where the address is not registered in the memory as the target to which the error is notified, the controller does not perform the transmission processing of the error occurrence information, the recovery operation start information, and the error recovery information.

US Pat. No. 10,924,029

CIRCULATING CURRENT CONTROL IN A MODULAR MULTILEVEL VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

ABB POWER GRIDS SWITZERLA...

1. A modular multilevel voltage source converter comprising:a number of phase legs, each of the phase legs comprising an upper and a lower phase arm comprising cells with energy storage elements; and
a control unit operative to:
model a circulating current in one of the phase legs using a first expression (?VPR1, ?Vcap-PR1), a second expression (?VR2N, ?Vcap-R2N) and at least one modulation signal (mR, mcm), where the first expression comprises the sum of cell voltages measured in the upper phase arm ?Vcap-PR1 and the second expression comprises the sum of cell voltages measured in the lower phase arm ?Vcap-R2N;
determine a circulating current control signal (ER1?ER2+2VCM) for the one of the phase legs through the circulating current modelling without measuring the circulating current in the one of the phase legs; and
combine the circulating current control signal as a feed forward signal with a modulation signal used for one phase arm of the phase arms thereby obtaining a modified modulation signal controlling the one phase arm of the phase arms to reduce or introduce a circulating current while a waveshape is formed, wherein the at least one modulation signal comprises the modulation signal used for the one phase arm of the phase arms.

US Pat. No. 10,921,656

LIGHT CONTROL MODULE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A light control module, comprising:a light control sheet including a light control layer, at least one first electrode, and at least one second electrode facing the at least one first electrode with the light control layer formed therebetween; and
a drive circuit configured to apply a voltage to the at least one first electrode and the at least one second electrode, wherein
the light control layer is switchable between a transparent state and an opaque state according to an applied voltage, each of the at least one first electrode and the at least one second electrode comprises a transparent conductive material, the light control sheet has a feeding area for applying a voltage to the at least one first electrode and the at least one second electrode, and the light control sheet is formed such that when the light control sheet receives a voltage that causes a transmittance of the light control sheet to be equivalent to a Munsell value of 90% in a region closest to the feeding area, the light control sheet has a transmittance equivalent to a Munsell value of 50% in a region farthest from the feeding area, where a Munsell value of 100% is a maximum transmittance of the light control sheet,
the light control sheet includes a first wire and a second wire, the first wire being electrically connected to the at least one first electrode and the second wire being electrically connected to the at least one second electrode, and
the first wire is arranged so as to face a position on the at least one second electrode in which the second wire is not arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,921,117

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE A TWIST PARAMETER AND/OR A BEND ANGLE ASSOCIATED WITH A MULTI-CORE FIBER

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A shape-sensing method for a multi-core optical fiber, the method comprising:for each core of multiple cores of the optical fiber, continuously tracking a phase difference accumulated along the optical fiber, the phase difference being between phases of reflected light signals in a measurement state of the optical fiber and in a reference state of the optical fiber;
based on the continuously tracked phase differences for the multiple cores, determining a shape of the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,257

METHOD OF PRODUCING HIGH PURITY D-PSICOSE

CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATIO...

1. A method of producing D-psicose, comprising:subjecting D-fructose to D-psicose epimerization to produce a D-psicose-containing solution,
subjecting the D-psicose-containing solution to first cooling and ion exchange purification,
subjecting the purified D-psicose-containing solution to first concentration and second cooling,
subjecting the D-psicose-containing solution, which has been subjected to first concentration and second cooling, to chromatography to obtain a D-fructose-containing mother liquor and a D-psicose-containing separated solution, and
subjecting the D-psicose-containing separated solution to second concentration and third cooling to crystallize D-psicose and thereby obtaining D-psicose crystals produced through D-psicose crystallization and a mother liquor containing a remaining D-psicose,
wherein the D-fructose-containing mother liquor produced by chromatography is reused in the D-psicose epimerization, and
wherein the mother liquor containing the remaining D-psicose is reused in the first cooling and ion purification, the first concentration and second cooling, or the chromatography.

US Pat. No. 10,920,140

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUORESCENT MATERIAL

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for producing a fluorescent material, comprising:preparing a raw material mixture including a compound containing at least one rare earth element Ln selected from the group consisting of Y, Gd, La, Lu, Sc and Sm, a compound containing at least one Group 13 element selected from Al and Ga, a compound containing Tb, a compound containing Ce and a compound containing Eu, wherein the raw material mixture contains each compound such that each element satisfies a composition represented by the following formula (I):
(Ln1-a-b-cTbaCebEuc)3(Al1-dGad)5O12  (I)
wherein parameters a, b, c and d satisfy 0.25?a<1, 0.008×10?2?b?1.5×10?2, 0.012×10?2?c?2×10?2, and 0?d?0.85; and
heat-treating the raw material mixture to obtain the fluorescent material.

US Pat. No. 10,918,417

PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEM WITH SINGLE PLANE MOTION AND AXIAL ROTATION

NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVER...

1. A pedicle screw assembly, comprising:a screw head including a U-shaped cavity and having a longitudinal axis therethrough, wherein the U-shaped cavity is formed through an inner wall of the screw head and comprises:
a first opening formed through an upper portion of the U-shaped cavity;
a second opening, coaxial with the first opening, formed through a lower portion of the U-shaped cavity and in communication with the first opening, the second opening being slit-shaped;
an arc-shaped dimple disposed between the first opening and the second opening; and
an engaging groove disposed on a bottom surface of the arc-shaped dimple;
a screw body having an elongate column-shaped shaft and comprising:
an arc-shaped head disposed on a first end of the screw body;
four polygonal grooves disposed on a top part of the arc-shaped head, each of the four polygonal grooves being disposed on a respective side of four sides of a top part of the arc-shaped head such that the four polygonal grooves are arranged symmetrically about the top part of the arc-shaped head, wherein the four polygonal grooves are configured to facilitate rotation of the arc-shaped head upon application of an external force to allow the screw body to rotate; and
a thread portion disposed on a second end of the screw body, a thread of the thread portion configured to pass through the U-shaped cavity such that the thread portion is entirely exposed from the second opening,
a screw rod disposed in the U-shaped cavity and located above the arc-shaped head; and
a screw cap configured to be inserted into the first opening and disposed above the screw rod,
wherein a direction of inserting the screw rod is parallel to a diameter of the second opening,
wherein the engaging groove is configured to fix the arc-shaped head, and
wherein the arc-shaped head is rotatable in the arc-shaped dimple to allow the screw body to swing and rotate in the second opening and allow the arc-shaped head to fall into and contact the arc-shaped dimple,
wherein the screw body is able to swing offset from the longitudinal axis of the screw head by 30 degrees through the second opening,
wherein the screw body swings and rotates restrictively in a single specific plane through the second opening to provide the pedicle screw assembly to perform a vertebral body de-rotation.
US Pat. No. 10,920,288

DETECTION OF PARTICLE-CONTAINED REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE ACTIVITY

Takeda Vaccines, Inc., C...

1. A method for detecting the presence of virus particle-contained reverse transcriptase activity in a test sample comprising steps of:(1) adding to the test sample a protease and a detergent in an amount that is insufficient to disrupt an intact virus particle and incubating the resultant solution under conditions that allow the protease to digest any soluble reverse transcriptase present in the resultant solution, thereby producing a digested solution;
(2) inactivating the protease in the digested solution, thereby producing an inactivated protease solution;
(3) adding a detergent in an amount that is sufficient to disrupt an intact virus particle, thereby producing a detergent-containing solution;
(4) adding into the detergent-containing solution or into a fraction of the detergent-containing solution (i) an isolated RNA molecule, (ii) a first primer that hybridizes to a nucleic acid sequence corresponding to a first part of the isolated RNA molecule, (iii) a second primer that hybridizes to the complement of a second part of the isolated RNA molecule, and (iv) a DNA polymerase, thereby preparing a PCR-based reverse transcriptase (PBRT) assay solution;
(5) incubating the PBRT assay solution under conditions that allow a reverse transcription product to be synthesized from the isolated RNA molecule and a PCR-amplified product from the reverse transcription product if a virus particle-contained reverse transcriptase is present in the test sample; and
(6) identifying the PCR-amplified product, thereby detecting the presence of the virus particle-contained reverse transcriptase in the test sample.

US Pat. No. 10,925,191

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE POWER DELIVERY FOR A DATA CENTER BASED ON PREDICTED POWER CONSUMPTION

VMware, Inc, Palo Alto, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a temperature predictor to predict a combined ambient air temperature in a data center during a future duration based on 1) a first ambient air temperature corresponding to heat to be generated by hardware resources in physical server racks when executing workloads, the heat to be generated by the hardware resources determined based on a summation of power utilization by servers, network resources, and storage resources and 2) a second ambient air temperature corresponding to a building structure of the data center;
a power utilization analyzer to determine a predicted total data center power utilization for the future duration based on a computing power utilization and a climate control power utilization, the climate control power utilization based on a power utilization corresponding to adjusting the combined ambient air temperature to satisfy an ambient air temperature threshold; and
a power manager to configure a power supply station to deliver an amount of electrical power during the future duration to satisfy the predicted total data center power utilization.

US Pat. No. 10,924,181

RETURN PATH CONGESTION MITIGATION FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

HIGHER GROUND LLC, Palo ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by an endpoint communicating device, a level of congestion on a particular return uplink communication path via an intermediate satellite from a plurality of distributed modules to a ground station server of a multiple-access shared communication media satellite communication system, wherein the endpoint communicating device comprises a particular distributed module of the plurality of distributed modules;
determining, by the endpoint communicating device, whether the level of congestion is above a threshold based on an estimated amount of aggregate traffic the plurality of distributed modules are transmitting to the ground station server within a given time period; and
mitigating the congestion, by the endpoint communicating device in response to the level of congestion being above the threshold, wherein mitigating comprises:
determining an uncongested return uplink communication path via a satellite of the satellite communication system from the particular distributed module to the ground station server, ensuring that communicating on the uncongested return uplink communication path would prevent any interference with one or more unintended receivers, and then causing the particular distributed module to use the uncongested return uplink communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,922,964

MULTI-MODAL TRAFFIC DETECTION

HERE GLOBAL B.V., Eindho...

1. A method, performed by at least one apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining probe data comprising a plurality of probe samples of a multi-dimensional probe sample space, the probe data being indicative of a multi-modal traffic scenario;
obtaining a gap value indicative of a threshold gap distance between a potential cluster element and a cluster for deciding whether the potential cluster element is to be added to said cluster, wherein the gap value indicates a fraction of a total size of the probe sample space covered by the probe samples; and
performing a cluster analysis for at least a part of the probe samples of the probe data using said gap value, said cluster analysis comprising:
grouping at least a part of the probe samples with respective clusters utilizing, at least in part, the gap value, each cluster being indicative of a mode of the multi-modal traffic scenario.

US Pat. No. 10,921,690

GIMBAL PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE

SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A gimbal photographing device, comprising:a machine body;
a foldable mechanism connected with the machine body; and
a gimbal camera connected with the foldable mechanism,
wherein the gimbal camera is configured to cling to the machine body through the foldable mechanism, and is configured to be positioned in an extended state or a folded state, and
wherein the machine body includes a support wall configured to support the foldable mechanism and the gimbal camera,
wherein the foldable mechanism includes:
a base including a rotation member and a position limiting member connected with the rotation member, wherein the position limiting member is connected with the gimbal camera, the position limiting member includes a first end and a second end that are opposingly disposed, the rotation member is rotatably connected with the support wall around a rotation axis direction to cause the gimbal camera to rotate relative to the machine body, and the rotation axis direction is slantly disposed with respect to the support wall;
a position limiting element connected with the support wall along a direction perpendicular to the rotation axis direction;
wherein the rotation member is configured to cause the gimbal camera to rotate to the extended state, the first end of the position limiting member abuts against the position limiting element, and
wherein the rotation member is also configured to cause the gimbal camera to rotate to the folded state, the second end of the position limiting member opposing the first end abuts against the position limiting element, and the gimbal camera clings to the support wall.

US Pat. No. 10,921,386

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CALCULATING WINDING CURRENTS AT A DELTA SIDE FOR A TRANSFORMER

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

9. A device for calculating winding currents at a delta side for a transformer comprising two or more windings connected with two or more lines, with at least a first winding of the two or more windings being a delta connected winding, the device comprising:an input interface configured to obtain line currents measured with measurement equipment associated with the two or more lines;
a current calculator configured to:
calculate zero sequence currents for at least a second winding of the two or more windings of the transformer, from the line currents measured at a corresponding line connected with at least the second winding;
calculate zero sequence currents for the first winding based on (i) the zero sequence currents calculated for at least the second winding, (ii) a phase displacement between the two or more windings, and (iii) a turns ratio associated with the two or more windings of the transformer; and
calculate winding currents for the first winding from the zero sequence currents calculated for the first winding and from the line currents measured at a corresponding line connected with the first winding; and
an output interface configured to render the calculated winding currents for one or more monitoring, protection, and control operations associated with the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,921,258

SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING PATCH AND RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM ADOPTING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. ...

1. A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) patch configured to be brought into contact with an object and amplify Raman light generated from the object that is irradiated by laser light, the SERS patch comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a first surface facing the object and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a SERS layer spaced apart from the flexible substrate on the first surface and configured to amplify the Raman light generated from the object based on surface plasmons;
a first metalens that contacts both the flexible substrate and the SERS layer on the first surface, the first metalens being configured to focus at least one of the laser light and the amplified Raman light in a propagation direction thereof; and
a second metalens provided on the second surface of the flexible substrate, the second metalens being configured to focus at least one of the laser light and the amplified Raman light in the propagation direction thereof,
wherein a structure of the second metalens is different from a structure of the first metalens.

US Pat. No. 10,921,214

GAS SENSOR CONTROLLER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A gas sensor controller for controlling a gas sensor that includes a first cell for substantively detecting a state of a gas in an exhaust gas of an internal-combustion engine, and a second cell electrically connected to the first cell, the gas sensor controller comprising:an impedance detector configured to detect an impedance of the gas sensor that detects the state of the gas in the exhaust gas of the internal-combustion engine; and
a current supply controller configured to perform a digital control on a supply of electric current to the gas sensor, wherein
the current supply controller includes:
a calculator configured to calculate a difference between a control target value and a detection value of an inter-terminal voltage of the second cell, and an instruction current value according to the calculated difference; and
a first cell current limiter configured to limit a supply of electric current to the first cell of the gas sensor based on the instruction current value calculated by the calculator and the impedance detected by the impedance detector, the first cell current limiter including:
a current clamp threshold calculator configured to calculate an upper limit value and a lower limit value of the electric current based on the impedance of the second cell, and
a current value limiter configured to
limit the instruction current value calculated by the calculator by using the upper/lower limit values calculated by the current clamp threshold calculator,
perform a constant current limitation on the limited instruction current value by using an instruction constant current value, and
limit the limited instruction current value by using the upper/lower limit values calculated by the current clamp threshold calculator,
wherein the current value limiter includes:
a first current value limiter configured to limit the instruction current value calculated by the calculator by using the upper limit value and the lower limit value of the current clamp threshold calculator to set a first instruction current limit value; and
a second current value limiter configured to perform the constant current limitation to limit the first instruction current limit value by using the instruction constant current value.

US Pat. No. 10,921,002

DEHUMIDIFIER WITH SECONDARY EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER COILS IN A SINGLE COIL PACK

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A dehumidification system, the system comprising:a primary metering device;
a secondary metering device;
a coil pack, the coil pack comprising a secondary evaporator portion, a primary evaporator portion, and a secondary condenser portion:
the secondary evaporator portion operable to:
receive a flow of refrigerant from the primary metering device; and
receive an inlet airflow and output a first airflow, the first airflow comprising cooler air than the inlet airflow, the first airflow generated by transferring heat from the inlet airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the inlet airflow passes through the secondary evaporator portion;
the primary evaporator portion operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary metering device; and
receive the first airflow and output a second airflow, the second airflow comprising cooler air than the first airflow, the second airflow generated by transferring heat from the first airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the first airflow passes through the primary evaporator portion;
the secondary condenser portion operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary evaporator portion; and
receive the second airflow and output a third airflow, the third airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the second airflow, the third airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the third airflow as the second airflow passes through the secondary condenser portion;
a sub-cooling coil operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from a primary condenser;
output the flow of refrigerant to the primary metering device; and
receive the third airflow and output a dehumidified airflow to a conditioned space, the dehumidified airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the third airflow, the dehumidified airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the dehumidified airflow as the third airflow passes through the sub-cooling coil;
the primary condenser operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from a compressor; and
receive a first outdoor airflow from an unconditioned space and output a second outdoor airflow to the unconditioned space, the second outdoor airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the first outdoor airflow, the second outdoor airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the second outdoor airflow as the first outdoor airflow passes through the primary condenser;
the compressor operable to receive the flow of refrigerant from the primary evaporator and provide the flow of refrigerant to the primary condenser, the flow of refrigerant provided to the primary condenser comprising a higher pressure than the flow of refrigerant received at the compressor; and
a fan operable to generate the inlet, first, second, third, and dehumidified airflows.

US Pat. No. 10,918,855

SYSTEM FOR TRANSCRANIAL STIMULATION

Sooma Oy, Helsinki (FI)

1. A system for facilitating administration of transcranial stimulation, the system comprising:an electrode comprising:
a counterpart configured to be attached to a headcap;
a gel cup configured to be attached to the counterpart, wherein the gel cup comprises a first side configured to be disposed towards a head of a subject, a second side configured to be attached to the counterpoint and an interior space;
an electrical conductor configured to be disposed within the interior space of the gel cup;
a gel pad comprising a hydrophilic material, wherein the gel pad is arranged to be in contact with the electrical conductor; and
a distributor configured to be removably attached to the first side of the gel cup and is removed from the first side of the gel cup prior to the transcranial simulation, wherein the distributor comprises:
at least one inlet an aqueous solution; and
at least one inlet configured to receive an aqueous solution; and
a plurality of outlets in a fluid communication with the at least one inlet, wherein the plurality of outlets is configured to direct the aqueous solution towards the gel pad.
US Pat. No. 10,923,213

LATENT SPACE HARMONIZATION FOR PREDICTIVE MODELING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system to train a predictive model that models a physical principle or phenomenon using two or more training data sets including respective incomparable units of measurement, the system comprising:memory configured to maintain different measurement groups each including training data sets of input training data and output training data;
a processor system configured to:
receive the training data sets of the input training data and the output training data from two or more of the measurement groups, the output data of the two or more measurement groups including supervised target variables of the physical principle or phenomenon;
generate respective monotonic mapping functions for each of the two or more measurement groups to map output training data for each of the two or more measurement groups to a shared latent space by inferring monotonic relationships between the output training data for each of the two or more measurement groups and the shared latent space based on the input training data and the supervised target variables;
generate, using the monotonic mapping function for each of the two or more measurement groups, a combined training data set that maps the input training data from the two or more measurement groups to corresponding output training data in the shared latent space, such that the combined training data set includes a larger number of data samples than any of the training data sets from the two or more measurement groups, by transforming output training data from the two or more of the measurement groups to the output training data in the shared latent space; and
train a model that predicts outputs for new input data using machine learning and the combined training data set.
US Pat. No. 10,918,633

METHOD OF TREATING CORONAVIRUS

MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A method of modulating an anti-inflammatory counteractive response characterized by release of cytokines in an individual suffering from a viral infection, the method comprising administering to the individual a pharmaceutical composition containing a therapeutically effective amount of isomyosmine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle therefor.
US Pat. No. 10,918,746

RADIOACTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE

IsoTherapeutics Group LLC...

1. A composition comprising a Non-Sealed, radioactive pharmaceutically-acceptable composition of the formulaQq—Tt—Cc—Rr  Formula (I)wherein:Q is a Substrate of a different material from Cc entity, wherein such Substrate has the Cc entity deposited or adhered thereto; and is an injectable or implantable Substrate that is either pharmaceutically-acceptable or can be Coated to be pharmaceutically-acceptable;
q is equal to 1 or 0, wherein 1 means the entity is present and 0 means the entity is not present;
T is a non-radioactive iron hydroxide, iron oxide, gadolinium hydroxide or gadolinium oxide;
t is equal to 1 or 0, wherein 1 means the entity is present and 0 means the entity is not present;
C is Sn(L)u—{Mw(OH)x(CO3)y·nH2O}p, wherein:
Sn is radioactive tin (IV)-117m but also contains non-radioactive tin isotopes;
L is hydrous oxide, hydroxide, or oxyhydroxide such that Sn(L)u is hydrous stannic oxide, stannic hydroxide, or stannic oxyhydroxide, or mixtures thereof;
u is greater than 0;
M is a Rare-earth Type Metal, or mixture thereof, wherein M can further include a radioactive Rare-earth Type Metal selected from the group consisting of Y-90, Sm-153, Ho-116, or Lu-177, or mixtures thereof;
w, x and y are each independently greater than 0;
n is greater than or equal to 0; and
p is equal to 1 or 0, wherein when p is 0, then at least one of q, t or r is 1;
c is equal to 1;
R is a Coat comprising a substance of a different composition than Cc entity, which covers Cc, and if q is 1, also Coats Substrate Q, and the resulting Coated composition is pharrnaceutically-acceptable for infection; and
r is equal to 1 or 0, wherein 1 means the entity is present and 0 means the entity is not present;
with the provisos that if either q or t is equal to 1, then the other is equal to 0; each of u, v, w, x, y and z are of a numeric value, fractional values included, such that electrical neutrality is attained; and n is greater than or equal to 0 to provide optional water of hydration.
US Pat. No. 10,921,326

FLUORESCENT LABELING OF TRANSFER RNA AND STUDY OF PROTEIN SYNTHESIS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A method for labeling a transfer RNA molecule comprising:providing a substitution comprising a fluorophore bearing a hydrazide functional group at the dihydrouracil component of a dihydrouridine of said transfer RNA.
US Pat. No. 10,921,330

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIAS AND NEUROINFLAMMATORY DISEASES BASED ON AN INCREASED LEVEL OF PROCALCITONIN IN CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

B.R.A.H.M.S GMBH, Hennig...

1. A method for assisting in the detection and diagnosis of dementias selected from the group consisting of Alzheimer's dementia (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and various forms of vascular dementia (VAD), said method comprising:determining the level of procalcitonin (PCT) in a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from an adult patient who is suffering from or, based on clinical manifestations, is suspected of having a dementia selected from the group consisting of Alzheimer's dementia (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and various forms of vascular dementia (VAD with the aid of a highly sensitive PCT immunoassay having a functional assay sensitivity (FAS) of 10 ng of PCT per liter (10 ng/1 or 10 pg/ml) or better, said immunoassay comprising contacting the sample of CSF from the adult patient with a pair of antibodies, wherein one of the pair of antibodies binds to calcitonin and the other of the pair of antibodies binds to katacalcin, and at least one of the pair of antibodies is an affinity-purified polyclonal antibody, wherein an increased level of procalcitonin in said sample when compared to levels of PCT in CSF from healthy individuals indicates dementia.

US Pat. No. 10,925,198

SHAFT DEVICE, MOUNTING HEAD, AND SURFACE MOUNTER

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A shaft device comprising:a nut support, a spline shaft, a shaft hole, a spline nut, a thrust bearing, and a return spring;
the spline nut having a tubular shape, being disposed coaxially with a portion of the spline shaft protruding upward from the shaft hole;
the thrust bearing rotatably supporting the spline nut in a housing portion, wherein the thrust bearing further comprising:
a shaft-side track plate being in contact with an end of the spline nut;
a housing-side track plate being composed of a bottom wall of the housing portion; and
a rolling element locating between the shaft-side track plate and the housing-side track plate
the return spring being configured to bias the thrust bearing in an axial direction of the spline shaft, wherein
the nut support including the housing portion housing an end portion of the spline nut.

US Pat. No. 10,925,196

DIMENSIONALLY-CONSTRAINED DEVICE FARADAY CAGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

19. A device, comprising:a circuit board that includes an upwardly extending fence;
a heat generating component positioned over the circuit board and within the fence;
a thermal module positioned over and biased against the heat generating component, the thermal module including a downwardly extending frame that is offset from the fence; and,
a gasket that is not part of the fence or the frame and extends between the fence and the frame but not over the heat generating component, the gasket blocking at least some wavelengths of radio frequency energy from passing between the fence and the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,925,190

LEAK DETECTION AND RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC RACKS OF A DATA CENTER

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack, comprising:a rack manifold having a rack liquid supply line to receive cooling liquid from a cooling liquid source and a rack liquid return line to return warmer liquid back to the cooling liquid source;
a plurality of server blades arranged in a stack, wherein each server blade of the plurality of server blades includes one or more cold plates associated with one or more information technology (IT) components and a server liquid distribution loop to receive the cooling liquid from the rack manifold and to distribute the cooling liquid to the cold plates to exchange heat generated from the IT components, transforming the cooling liquid into the warmer liquid, wherein each server blade of the plurality of server blades further includes a leak detector configured to detect leaking of the cooling liquid distributed to a corresponding server blade of the plurality of server blades;
a plurality of pairs of server liquid supply lines and server liquid return lines, each pair corresponding to one server blade of the plurality of server blades, wherein the server liquid supply lines and the server liquid return lines are coupled between the rack manifold and the server liquid distribution loops of each server blade of the plurality of server blades;
a plurality of server flow control devices (FCDs), each corresponding to one of the pairs of server liquid supply lines and the server liquid return lines, including a first server FCD coupled to a first pair of a first server liquid supply line and a first server liquid return line of a first server blade, each server FCD of the plurality of server FCDs being disposed on a corresponding server liquid supply line and a corresponding server liquid return line, the each server FCD being a three-way valve having a first position and a second position, wherein the each server FCD is configured to divert the cooling liquid from the corresponding server liquid supply line to the corresponding server liquid return line, bypassing only a corresponding liquid distribution loop of the corresponding server blade of the plurality of server blades;
a rack management controller (RMC) unit coupled to the server FCDs and leak detectors of the plurality of server blades, wherein in response to a signal received from a first leak detector of the first server blade indicating liquid leak within the first server blade, the RMC is configured to transmit a control signal to the first server FCD to reduce an amount of the cooling liquid distributed to the first server blade, wherein the first server FCD is configured to block substantially all cooling liquid to be distributed to a first liquid distribution loop of the first server blade, and wherein the first server FCD is configured to divert the cooling liquid from the first server liquid supply line to the first server liquid return line, bypassing the first liquid distribution loop of the first server blade; and
a coolant distribution unit (CDU) including a heat exchanger being provided in the electronic rack, wherein the heat exchanger includes a first loop and a second loop, the first loop having a first pair of liquid connectors coupled to an external liquid supply line and an external liquid return line to form the first loop, the second loop having a second pair of liquid connectors coupled to each of the plurality of server FCDs to form the second loop.

US Pat. No. 10,925,177

HEAT DISSIPATION IN AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND METHOD

Comet AG, Flamatt (CH)

1. An electronic circuitry module, comprising:a housing comprising a base plate and one or more sidewalls connected to and extending around the base plate to form an enclosure;
at least one electronic circuit comprising at least one heat generating electronic component disposed within the enclosure and mounted on the base plate, the at least one heat generating component comprising at least one power transformer;
a cooling circuit disposed within the enclosure and including an inlet and an outlet for flow of cooling liquid therebetween; and
a potting material that conforms to the housing and substantially fills the enclosure to submerse the at least one electronic circuit and the cooling circuit,
wherein the at least one electronic circuit includes a first printed circuit board and a second printed circuit board that are stacked with respect to each other and occupy different levels, and wherein the potting material fills a space between the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,925,150

ANTI-PAD FOR A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a substrate having a plurality of stacked circuit board layers, the substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a signal contact on the substrate, the signal contact having a signal via and a signal trace extending from the signal via, the signal via extending between the top surface and the bottom surface along a via axis; and
an anti-pad around the signal via extending through the substrate along the via axis, the anti-pad extending between the top surface and the bottom surface, the anti-pad having a first width at the top surface, the anti-pad having a second width at the bottom surface different than the first width, the anti-pad including an upper anti-pad at the top surface having the first width, a lower anti-pad at the bottom surface having the second width, and an intermediate anti-pad between the upper anti-pad and the lower anti-pad, the intermediate anti-pad having a third width different than the first width and different than the second width, the upper anti-pad comprising at least two of the circuit board layers, the lower anti-pad comprising at least two of the circuit board layers, the intermediate anti-pad comprising at least two of the circuit board layers.

US Pat. No. 10,925,149

HIGH FREQUENCY MODULE, BOARD EQUIPPED WITH ANTENNA, AND HIGH FREQUENCY CIRCUIT BOARD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high frequency module comprising:a first board having a first ground plane, a first ground land connected to the first ground plane, a first transmission line, and a first signal land connected to the first transmission line, wherein the first ground land and the first signal land are located on a same surface;
a second board having a second ground plane, a second ground land connected to the second ground plane, a second transmission line, and a second signal land connected to the second transmission line, wherein the second ground land and the second signal land are located on a surface opposing to the first board and are respectively opposed to the first ground land and the first signal land; and
a conduction member for connecting the first ground land to the second ground land, wherein the first signal land and the second signal land are connected by capacitance coupling without using any conductor,
wherein the first board further includes a radiation element connected to the first signal land with the first transmission line interposed between the radiation element and the first signal land, and a high frequency circuit element is mounted on the second board and is connected to the second signal land with the second transmission line interposed between the high frequency circuit element and the second signal land,
wherein areas of the first signal land and the second signal land opposing each other are different from each other, and one of the first signal land and the second signal land is encompassed in another one of the first signal land and seconds signal land in a plan view, and
wherein, when a positional shift between the first board and the second board occurs, the capacitance generated between the first signal land and the second signal land is maintained to be constant.

US Pat. No. 10,925,101

TECHNIQUES FOR NR CELL/BEAM IDENTIFICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a memory configured to store program instructions; and
a processor, upon executing the program instructions, configured to:
receive a plurality of synchronization signal blocks (SSBs) that are transmitted by a cell, having corresponding new radio (NR) primary synchronization signals (PSSs) and NR secondary synchronization signals (SSSs);
detect, based on the received plurality of SSBs and within an NR-PSS and NR-SSS detection delay, one or more NR-PSS identifications (IDs) and NR-SSS IDs corresponding to the cell;
detect, based on the received plurality of SSBs and within an SSB-time-index detection delay, one or more SSB time indexes corresponding to the received plurality of SSBs;
measure, based on the received plurality of SSBs and within a measurement delay, a synchronization signal (SS) reference signal received power (SS-RSRP); and
identify, based on the detected one or more NR-PSS IDs and NR-SSS IDs, and the detected one or more SSB time indexes, an NR cell ID associated with the measured SS-RSRP.

US Pat. No. 10,925,094

SCHEDULING REQUEST TECHNIQUES IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying first random access resources within a shortened transmission time interval (TTI) and second random access resources within a TTI, wherein a duration of the shortened TTI is shorter than the TTI;
receiving configuration information from a base station, wherein the configuration information indicates resources within the shortened TTI that are dedicated for scheduling requests, wherein the resources comprise one or more of the first random access resources and wherein the resources are based at least in part on a likelihood of resource usage by the UE;
generating a scheduling request based at least in part on the resources within the shortened TTI that are dedicated for scheduling requests; and
transmitting the generated scheduling request using the resources within the shortened TTI that are dedicated for scheduling requests.

US Pat. No. 10,924,582

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL OF SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT

INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATE...

1. A method, to be performed at a local content controller, comprising:prioritizing a received transport command with yet unexecuted transport commands by taking account of an issuing time of said received transport command and issuing times of said yet unexecuted transport commands, said received transport command and said yet unexecuted transport commands being adapted to control a playback of a content shared by said local content controller and at least one remote content controller;
when said received transport command has been issued by the local content controller and has priority on said yet unexecuted transport commands, transmitting the received transport command to said at least one remote content controller;
executing the prioritized transport commands in accordance with a latency between said local and/or remote content controllers; and
during a hold-off interval after an issued command, delaying execution of a transport command issued by one of said remote content controllers in case it has priority, and ignoring the transport command issued by one of said remote content controllers in case it does not have priority.

US Pat. No. 10,924,502

NETWORK SECURITY USING INFLATED FILES FOR ANOMALY DETECTION

NOBLIS, INC., Reston, VA...

18. A method for creating one or more files for data exfiltration detection, performed at a computer system comprising one or more processors and memory, the method comprising:selecting a data size for a file to be stored on a storage medium of the system, wherein the selected data size is selected based on a volume of data transmitted over a computer network as indicated by a model of network traffic created based on one or more characteristics of traffic of the computer network associated with the system, wherein the volume of data transmitted comprises a volume of outbound network traffic data traversing an interface between the computer network and a wide network to which the computer network is connected; and
after selecting the selected data size and based on the selected data size, storing the file having the selected data size on the storage medium of the system, wherein the file comprises one or more indicators that the file includes sensitive data that is not included in the file.

US Pat. No. 10,924,412

DISTRIBUTION OF NETWORK TRAFFIC TO SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK BASED PROBES

1. A device comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving network traffic from a demultiplexer via a first network interface card;
placing portions of the network traffic into a plurality of hash buckets in a memory;
processing a first portion of the portions of the network traffic in at least a first number of hash buckets of the plurality of hash buckets, wherein the device is configured with a maximum number of hash buckets to process, wherein the maximum number of hash buckets to process is less than a physical processing capability of the device; and
forwarding a second portion of the portions of the network traffic in at least a second number of hash buckets of the plurality of hash buckets to a switch via a second network interface card, wherein the second portion of the portions of the network traffic comprises an overflow of the network traffic that is in excess of the maximum number of hash buckets of the device, wherein the switch distributes the second portion of the portions of the network traffic to at least one of a plurality of overflow probes, wherein the plurality of overflow probes comprises a network function virtualization infrastructure for processing the second portion of the portions of the network traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,924,343

EVENT PROPAGATION AND ACTION COORDINATION IN A MESH NETWORK

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

12. A method comprising:receiving, by a first mesh node configured as a dependent mesh node in a mesh network and having a first number of peer mesh nodes, a first message from a second mesh node configured as a master mesh node for a first communication channel in the mesh network, the first message comprising a first identifier of the second mesh node and information about a second number of peer mesh nodes associated with the second mesh node;
determining that the second number of peer mesh nodes is one of (i) less than or (ii) equal to the first number of peer mesh nodes associated; and
in response to the second number of peer mesh nodes being less than the first number of peer mesh nodes, configuring the first mesh node as the master mesh node for the first communication channel in the mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,924,325

MAPS HAVING A HIGH BRANCHING FACTOR

Gigamon Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying a plurality of network objects that are interconnected through a network visibility appliance that is coupled to a public cloud infrastructure accessible to multiple users;
associating each network object of the plurality of network objects with an action set to be applied to incoming data packets;
constructing a data structure indicative of the network visibility appliance by
creating a separate entry in the data structure for each network object of the plurality of network objects, and
establishing an association between a pair of entries in the data structure for each traffic flow between a pair of network objects of the plurality of network objects,
wherein each action set includes at least one of
a pass action represented in the data structure as an established association, or
a drop action represented in the data structure as a lack of established associations, and
wherein a particular action set corresponding to a particular network object includes a plurality of actions to be concurrently applied to the incoming data packets, the plurality of actions including a plurality of pass actions that are represented as a plurality of established associations between a particular entry associated with the particular network object and a plurality of other entries;
acquiring, from the public cloud infrastructure, data packets indicative of traffic associated with a given user of the multiple users;
routing the data packets acquired from the public cloud infrastructure through the plurality of network objects based on the data structure; and
forwarding at least some of the data packets acquired from the public cloud infrastructure that were not dropped by the plurality of network objects to the public cloud infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 10,924,323

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ENABLING NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO QUERY AND OBTAIN RELATED OBJECTS STORED ON NETWORK DEVICES

Juniper Networks, Inc, S...

1. A method comprising:creating, at a network device, a relationship management information base that facilitates querying relationships of objects stored across a plurality of other management information bases on the network device;
loading, into the relationship management information base, a first partition that defines relationships among a plurality of objects stored across the other management information bases on the network device, wherein the plurality of objects whose relationships are defined by the first partition comprise:
a virtual bridge;
a main interface of the virtual bridge;
at least one sub-interface of the virtual bridge; and
statistics for the main interface and the sub-interface of the virtual bridge;
loading, into the relationship management information base, a second partition that defines relationships among the plurality of objects stored across the other management information bases on the network device;
assigning partition names to the first partition and the second partition;
populating a table that includes one or more trees of object identifiers for the objects;
appending, within the table, regular expressions to endings of the object identifiers included in the table;
indexing the table by the partition names assigned to the first and second partitions and the trees of object identifiers;
receiving, at the network device, a single query directed to the relationship management information base from a network management system, wherein the single query identifies the first partition by the partition name assigned to the first partition and does not include object identifiers for all the objects whose relationships are defined by the first partition that is loaded into the relationship management information base;
providing, at the network device, a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent;
in response to the single query directed to the relationship management information base:
identifying the first partition based on the partition name included in the single query;
identifying, within the table, a subset of the regular expressions that correspond to the first partition;
obtaining, by the SNMP agent from the other management information bases, instances of the objects whose relationships are defined by the first partition that is loaded into the relationship management information base and identified by the partition name included in the single query, wherein the SNMP agent obtains the instances of the objects by querying a sub-agent that manages the other management information bases for the instances of the objects based at least in part on the subset of regular expressions that correspond to the first partition; and
providing the objects obtained from the other management information bases to the network management system to satisfy the single query.

US Pat. No. 10,924,273

DATA EXCHANGE FOR MULTI-PARTY COMPUTATION

Advanced New Technologies...

1. A computer-implemented method for secure multi-party computation (MPC), comprising:receiving, by a first electronic device from a server in communication with a second electronic device, a first random seed, a second random seed, and a first random number set;
generating, by the first electronic device, a second random number set and a third random number set based on the first random seed and the second random seed respectively; and
performing a secure MPC process with the second electronic device using the first random number set, the second random number set, and the third random number set,
wherein the server provides a third random seed, a fourth random seed, and a sixth random number set to the second electronic device, and
wherein random numbers in (i) the first random number set, (ii) the second random number set, (iii) the third random number set, (iv) a fourth random number set generated by the second electronic device based on the third random seed and the fourth random seed, (v) a fifth random number set generated by the second electronic device based on the third random seed and the fourth random seed, and (vi) the sixth random number set satisfy a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,924,242

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving downlink control information (DCI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing blind detection for a group common physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a common search space (CSS) having a plurality of PDCCH candidates; and
obtaining downlink control information (DCI) indicating a slot format from the blind-detected group common PDCCH,
wherein in the blind detection of the group common PDCCH, the UE selectively attempts to detect the group common PDCCH only at a predetermined position in the CSS having the plurality of PDCCH candidates,
wherein the UE determines a type of each symbol included in a slot based on the slot format indicated by the DCI,
wherein, in a state in which a number of PDCCH candidates at the predetermined position is two or more, the two or more PDCCH candidates for blind detection of the group common PDCCH are contiguous, and
wherein the UE determines the PDCCH candidates at the predetermined position based on information regarding the group common PDCCH that is received through higher layer signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,923,004

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ARRANGING A PLANAR IMAGE WITHIN A PANORAMIC IMAGE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus configured to perform control to display an image on a display unit, comprising:a memory storing computer-readable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the information processing apparatus to,
acquire a plurality of images obtained by a plurality of imaging elements,
paste the plurality of images along an inner wall of a virtual three-dimensional sphere arranged in a virtual three-dimensional space to generate a full-spherical panoramic image,
paste an embedding image to be on a two-dimensional plane to generate a planar image,
acquire a size of the planar image,
determine an insert minimum movement amount from the inner wall based on the acquired size of the planar image,
calculate an arrangement position at the minimum movement amount for arranging the planar image closer to a center point of the virtual three-dimensional sphere than the inner wall is to the center point, in such an orientation that a line-of-sight direction from the center point to the inner wall and a perpendicular line of the planar image are parallel to each other and an entire boundary of the planar image is within the virtual three-dimensional sphere, the size of the planar image being a maximum distance between two points on the boundary of the planar image, and
arrange the two-dimensional plane in the virtual three-dimensional space at the arrangement position to display the full-spherical panoramic image and the planar image.

US Pat. No. 10,922,808

FILE SELECTION FOR TEST IMAGE TO DESIGN ALIGNMENT

1. A system configured to select one or more design files for use in test image to design alignment, comprising:one or more computer systems configured for:
acquiring first and second sets of images for a specimen, wherein the first and second sets of images comprise images of patterned features in first and second sets, respectively, of design layers on the specimen, and wherein the first and second sets of design layers are different from each other;
identifying which of the first and second sets of images best match test images generated for the specimen by comparing the first and second sets of images to the test images;
selecting one or more of design files for the specimen that best match the identified set of images by comparing the identified set of images to the design files; and
storing information for the selected one or more design files for use in a process in which patterned features in the selected one or more design files are aligned to patterned features in test images generated for specimens in the process to thereby align the test images to the one or more design files.

US Pat. No. 10,921,800

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A motor control device for driving a motor having an encoder that detects an operation of the motor, the motor control device comprising a hardware servo driver configured as:a motor control unit that generates a command value regarding the operation of the motor according to a predetermined feedback scheme so that the operation of the motor follows an operation command signal for driving the motor on the basis of the operation command signal and a feedback signal from the encoder corresponding to the operation of the motor;
a drive unit that supplies a drive current for driving the motor to the motor according to the command value from the motor control unit;
an interrupt unit that interrupts transfer of a drive signal from the motor control unit to the drive unit according to the command value; and
a safety control unit that executes an interrupting process of the drive signal via the interrupt unit when a determination is made that a failure has occurred in driving of the motor,
wherein the safety control unit executes the interrupting process of the drive signal in the interrupt unit on the basis of a result of comparing a predetermined feedback value that is calculated according to the feedback signal from the encoder with a state calculation value regarding an operation state of the motor that is calculated according to a calculation model on the basis of the operation command signal and is comparable with the predetermined feedback value,
wherein the encoder is configured to generate two independent feedback signals in response to the operation of the motor, and
the safety control unit compares each of the two predetermined feedback values calculated from the two feedback signals with the state calculation value and compares the two predetermined feedback values to execute the interrupting process of the drive signal in the interrupting process.

US Pat. No. 10,921,791

PRODUCTION PLAN GENERATION DEVICE, PRODUCTION PLAN GENERATION METHOD, AND PRODUCTION PLAN

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

3. A production-plan generation method for generating a production plan for a surface mounting line including a plurality of mounters for mounting surface mounting components on printing boards to produce products, and causing a computer to execute a process, the process comprising:formulating, as an integer plan problem for each of variations for which optimization indices and constraints vary, component allocation indicating, for each of types of the products, any of the mounters, surface mounting components, and the number of surface mounting components to be mounted on a printing board from the mounter, and optimizing the component allocation using an integer plan problem solver;
using results of the optimization of the component allocation to execute, for each of the variations, a process of grouping the types of products to be produced without switching surface mounting component supply carriages set for the plurality of mounters;
formulating, as an integer plan problem, an order of the production of groups of the products after the grouping, solve the integer plan problem using integer plan problem solver, and execute, for each of the variations, a process of optimizing the production order so that a time period for producing all the products is minimized;
determining, as the production plan for the surface mounting line, a production plan that is among results of the process of optimizing the production order and causes the shortest production time period; and
implementing the determined production plan to the service mounting line to produce the products.

US Pat. No. 10,921,755

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPETENCE MONITORING AND CONTIGUOUS LEARNING FOR CONTROL

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A competence modelling and control system comprising:a competence module to receive data from at least one data source;
a memory for storing program instructions;
a competence processor, coupled to the memory, and in communication with the competence module, and operative to execute program instructions to:
receive an objective;
select a machine learning model associated with the objective;
receive data from the at least one data source;
generate at least one next input based on the received data, wherein the at least one next input is distinct from the received data;
determine whether the at least one next input is in a competent region of training data of the machine learning model or is in an incompetent region of the machine learning model, wherein the competent region is a region in which the machine learning model is competent to make predictions;
when the at least one next input is inside the competent region, generate an output of the machine learning model;
determine an estimate of uncertainty for the generated output of the machine learning model;
when the uncertainty is below an uncertainty threshold, determine the machine learning model is competent and when the uncertainty is above the uncertainty threshold, determine the machine learning model is incompetent; and
operate the physical asset based on the state of the machine learning model, where the state is one of competent and incompetent.

US Pat. No. 10,921,710

RESIST COMPOSITION AND PATTERN FORMING PROCESS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A resist composition comprising:(A) a base resin consisting of recurring units having the formula (1) shown below and recurring units having an acid labile group having the formula (2) shown below, and optionally at least one recurring unit selected from the group consisting of recurring units having the formulae (3) to (5) shown below,
(B) a photoacid generator consisting of a compound having the formula (B-2) shown below, and
(C) a solvent,
wherein RA is hydrogen or methyl, R1 is a C1-C10 straight, branched or cyclic divalent hydrocarbon group in which at least one carbon atom may be substituted by an ether or carbonyl moiety,wherein RA is as defined above and X is an acid labile group,wherein RA is hydrogen or methyl, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen or hydroxyl, Y is a substituent group containing a lactone structure different from formula (1) or a substituent group containing a sultone structure, Z is hydrogen, a C1-C15 fluorinated hydrocarbon group, or a C1-C15 fluoroalcohol-containing substituent group,wherein A2 is hydrogen or trifluoromethyl, R22, R23, and R24 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-C20 straight, branched or cyclic monovalent hydrocarbon group which may contain a heteroatom, p and q are each independently an integer of 0 to 5, r is an integer of 0 to 4, L is a single bond, ether group, or a C1-C20 straight, branched or cyclic divalent hydrocarbon group which may contain a heteroatom,wherein the recurring units having formula (4) is selected from the group consisting of the following formulae:

US Pat. No. 10,921,191

ATOMIC SENSING METHOD AND CHIP-SCALE ATOMIC SENSOR

WUHAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSIC...

1. A method, comprising:1) providing a polarization converter;
2) emitting a linearly polarized polychromatic laser beam to the polarization converter;
3) converting, by the polarization converter, the linearly polarized polychromatic laser beam into a circularly-polarized laser beam and a linearly-polarized laser beam;
4) combining the circularly-polarized laser beam and the linearly-polarized laser beam thereby yielding a multi-polarization polychromatic laser beam;
5) transmitting the multi-polarization polychromatic laser beam to an atomic vapor cell comprising alkali metal atoms;
6) polarizing the multi-polarization polychromatic laser beam into two laser beams; and
7) detecting the two laser beams by two photodetectors, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,920,446

REINFORCING CONNECTOR FOR SHADE SCREEN

1. A reinforcing connector for a shade screen having a screen fabric having a corner portion and a tightening wire having a tightening portion, said reinforcing connector, comprising:a head connecting member having a through connecting slot and a peripheral securing slot formed along a peripheral edge portion of said head connecting member; and
a reinforcing body having a tapered cross-sectional shape and extending from said head connecting member, said reinforcing body further having a receiving cavity, a first reinforcing groove and a second reinforcing groove formed on two sides of said receiving cavity and inclinedly extending and indently formed along an inner surface of a first sidewall and an inner surface of a second sidewall of said reinforcing body respectively, said first reinforcing groove and said second reinforcing groove being aligned with two ends of said peripheral securing slot of said head connecting member, in such a manner that said corner portion of said screen fabric is securely attached in said receiving cavity, while said tightening portion of said tightening wire is arranged to pass through said first reinforcing groove and said second reinforcing groove and is fittedly received in said peripheral securing slot so that said tightening wire is substantially reinforced and supported in said reinforcing connector as to prevent said tightening wire from breaking out of said screen fabric when said screen fabric is subject to external force, a width of said reinforcing body gradually increasing from said head connecting member to said screen fabric, said head connecting member and said reinforcing body being integrally connected with each other to form an integral structure of said reinforcing connector, said head connecting member and said through connecting slot having a substantially circular cross-sectional shape,
said reinforcing body comprising a base member and a top covering member securely connected to said base member for forming an integral structure of said reinforcing body, wherein said base member further has a plurality of retention edges inwardly extending from said first sidewall and said second sidewall respectively for retaining a position of said top covering member, said retention edges being positioned above said top covering member when said top covering member is connected to said base member, said first reinforcing groove being formed as a space surrounded by an inner surface of said first sidewall and said corresponding retention edge, while said second reinforcing groove being formed as a space surrounded by an inner surface of said second sidewall and another corresponding retention edge.

US Pat. No. 10,920,372

METHOD FOR SEPARATING CELLULOSE

EARTHRECYCLE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for separating cellulose from a wood-based raw material including hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin as principal components, the method comprising the steps of:injecting the wood-based raw material into a dissolution reservoir in which ethylene glycol is stored as a separating agent, and heating the separating agent in the dissolution reservoir at atmospheric pressure to a temperature in a range of 260° C. to 280° C., and
reacting the wood-based raw material with the separating agent, evaporating a hemicellulose component from the separating agent and condensing the hemicellulose component, monitoring a pH value of the condensate of the hemicellulose component, wherein the pH value changes from an acidic value to a neutral value as a temperature of the separating agent increases, the temperature of the condensate is held at the temperature at which a change in the pH value of the condensate decreases, lignin is dissolved in the separating agent, and crude cellulose that floats in the separating agent is separated and collected.

US Pat. No. 10,920,318

SHOWER PLATE, SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHOWER PLATE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A shower plate, comprising:a ceramic sintered body comprising:
a first surface;
a second surface facing the first surface; and
a through hole positioned between the first surface and the second surface,
wherein
an inner surface of the through hole comprising a protruding crystal grain which protrudes more than an exposed part of a grain boundary phase existing between crystal grains, and
the inner surface of the through hole comprises an arithmetic average roughness in an axial direction of the through hole in a range from 0.3 ?m to 0.6 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,920,267

ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

1. A method for synthesizing multiple concatamers of a nucleic acid that incorporate sequences from a DNA target analyte to detect a target analyte, said process comprising:(A) providing a template that has six regions, in the following order from the 3?-end to the 5?-end, termed F3c, F2c, F1c, B1, B2, and B3,
(B) providing an external primer, termed F3, that is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F3c,
(C) providing a first internal primer that has two regions, one F1c towards its 5?-end and the other F2 towards its 3?-end, where the two regions are joined by a linking oligonucleotide, and where F1c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F1 and F2 is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F2c,
wherein polymerase-catalyzed extension of said first internal primer generates a first copy that comprises F1c, F2, F1, B1c, B2c, and B3c in the 5?- to 3? direction, wherein F1c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F1, F2 is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F2c, F1 is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to F1c, B1c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B1, B2c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B2, and B3c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B3, and then
(D) providing a second external primer, termed B3, which is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B3c and
(E) providing a second internal primer that has two regions, one B1c towards its 5?-end and the other B2 towards its 3?-end, where the two regions are joined by a linking oligonucleotide, and where B1c is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B1 and B2 is substantially Watson-Crick complementary to B2c,
wherein polymerase-catalyzed extension of said second internal primer generates a second copy that comprises B1c, B2, B1, F1c, F2c, and F1 in the 5?- to 3? direction, said second copy can form a structure having two loops, and further comprising
(F) a tagged primer that is a DNA molecule comprising two regions, the first tag region carrying a fluorescence quenching moiety at or near its 5?-end and the second tag region substantially Watson-Crick complementary to a region between B1 and B2 or a region between F1 and F2, and
(G) a displaceable probe that is a DNA molecule having a fluorescent moiety at or near its 3?-end, said displaceable probe being substantially Watson-Crick complementary to the first tag region.
US Pat. No. 10,918,043

GYPSOPHILA PLANTS HAVING ELEVATED AMOUNT OF BETA-CAROTENE AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING THE SAME

1. A Gypsophila paniculata plant comprising a flower having an altered phenotype, said flower having said altered phenotype comprises:(a) an elevated amount of Beta-Carotene; and
(b) an elevated amount of chlorophyll A, an elevated amount of chlorophyll B, or both, wherein:
(i) said elevated amount of Beta-Carotene is at least 2 times the concentration of beta-Carotene compared to the concentration of Beta-Carotene in Gypsophila cv. Million Stars (M.S) flower;
(ii) said elevated amount of chlorophyll A, said elevated amount of chlorophyll B, or both are elevated compared to chlorophyll A amount, chlorophyll B amount, or both in said Gypsophila cv. Million Stars (M.S) flower,
said flower having an altered phenotype and said Gypsophila cv. Million Stars (M.S) flower are at the same developmental stage.
US Pat. No. 10,919,870

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUND AND OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC BODY

DIC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A polymerizable low-wavelength dispersive or polymerizable reverse-wavelength dispersive compound,wherein the polymerizable low-wavelength dispersive or polymerizable reverse-wavelength dispersive compound is a compound represented by Formula (I) below,
R1?A1-z1?m1G1?z2-A2?m2R2  (I)(in the formula, R1 is represented by Formula (I-0-R) below,P0?Sp0-X0?k0  (I-0-R)
(in the formula, P0 represents a polymerizable group, Sp0 represents a spacer group or a single bond, and if a plurality of Sp0's exist, they may be different from or identical to each other; X0 represents —O—, —S—, —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —SCH2—, —CH2S—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CF2S—, —SCF2—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —COO—CH2CH2—, —OCO—CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2—COO—, —CH2CH2—OCO—, —COO—CH2—, —OCO—CH2—, —CH2—COO—, —CH2—OCO—, —CH?CH—, —N?N—, —CH?N—N?CH—, —CF?CF—, or a single bond, and if a plurality of X0's exist, they may be different from or identical to each other (provided that, P0-(Sp0-X0)k0-does not contain a —O—O— bond); and k0 represents an integer of 0 to 10),
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, in which one —CH2— or two or more non-adjacent —CH2—'s may be each independently substituted with —O—, —COO—, —OCO—, or —O—CO—O—,
A1 and A2 each independently represent a 1,4-phenylene group, a 1,4-cyclohexylene group, a pyridine-2,5-diyl group, a pyrimidine-2,5-diyl group, a naphthalene-2,6-diyl group, a naphthalene-1,4-diyl group, a tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl group, a decahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl group, or a 1,3-dioxane-2,5-diyl group, and these groups may be unsubstituted or may be substituted with one or more of substituent groups L, L represents a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a pentafluorosulfuranyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, an isocyano group, an amino group, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a methylamino group, a dimethylamino group, a diethylamino group, a diisopropylamino group, a trimethylsilyl group, a dimethylsilyl group, a thioisocyano group, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, in which one —CH2— or two or more non-adjacent —CH2—'s may be each independently substituted with —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, and any hydrogen atom in the alkyl group may be substituted with a fluorine atom, and if a plurality of L's exist in the compound, they may be different from or identical to each other;
Z1 and Z2 each independently represent —O—, —S—, —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —CH2CH2-, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —OCO—NH—, —NH—COO—, —NH—CO—NH—, —NH—O—, —O—NH—, —SCH2—, —CH2S—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CF2S—, —SCF2—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —COO—CH2CH2—, —OCO—CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2—COO—, —CH2CH2—OCO—, —COO—CH2—, —OCO—CH2—, —CH2—COO—, —CH2—OCO—, —CH?CH—, —N?N—, —CH?N—, —N?CH—, —CH?N—N?CH—, —CF?CF—, —C?C—, a single bond, or a group represented by —CR0-1R0-2O— or OCR0-1R0-2—(in the formulas, R0-1 and R0-2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, in which one —CH2— or two or more non-adjacent —CH2—'s may be each independently substituted with —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —CH?CH—, —CF?CF—, or —C?C—, and any hydrogen atom in the alkyl group may be substituted with a fluorine atom or a chlorine atom; and two terminal groups in —CR0-1R0-2O— are connected to ring structures), if a plurality of Z1's exist, they may be different from or identical to each other, if a plurality of Z2's exist, they may be different from or identical to each other, and at least one of Z1 and Z2 represents a group represented by —CR0-1R0-2O— or —OCR0-1R0-2—;
G1 represents a divalent group having at least one aromatic ring selected from the group consisting of aromatic hydrocarbon rings and aromatic heterocyclic rings, the number of ? electrons contained in the aromatic ring of the group represented by G1 is 12 or more, and the group represented by G1 may be unsubstituted or may be substituted with one or more of substituent groups LG;
LG represents a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a pentafluorosulfuranyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, an isocyano group, an amino group, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a methylamino group, a dimethylamino group, a diethylamino group, a diisopropylamino group, a trimethylsilyl group, a dimethylsilyl group, a thioisocyano group, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, in which one —CH2— or two or more non-adjacent —CH2—'s may be each independently substituted with —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, and any hydrogen atom in the alkyl group may be substituted with a fluorine atom, and if a plurality of LG's exist in the compound, they may be different from or identical to each other; and
m1 and m2 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 6, and m1+m2 represents an integer of 0 to 6).
US Pat. No. 10,918,631

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR DIRECT SYSTEMIC INTRODUCTION

NewMarket Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of making a pharmaceutical composition for direct system introduction, the composition comprising:about 10-17 dry mass % bovine gelatin,
about 10-17 dry mass % mannitol,
about 0-1 dry mass % of a surfactant,
about 0-0.5 dry mass % of a flavorant, and
about 65-80 dry mass % of an active pharmaceutical ingredient which is a proton pump inhibitor;wherein the method comprises:combining the active pharmaceutical ingredient with one or more pharmacologically inactive compound(s) to form a pre-formulation;
freezing the pre-formulation;
reducing the pressure surrounding the pre-formulation; and
lyophilizing the pre-formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,920,280

GENOME CAPTURE AND SEQUENCING FOR COMPREHENSIVE CHROMATIN STRUCTURE MAPS IN COMPLEX GENOMES AND CANCER PROGRESSION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of early detection of a grade one tumor in a patient via analysis of chromatin structure, and dysregulation thereof, in a genome of said patient, comprising the steps of:collecting a first sample from a first tissue of said patient, said first sample of said patient not being carcinogenic;
collecting a second sample from a second tissue of said patient, said second sample of said patient being carcinogenic;
targeting and capturing less than a 5% region of said genome in each of said first and second samples of said stage one subject, said captured region containing transcription start sites in said genome;
quantitatively measuring nucleosome distribution in said first sample within a first predetermined range of base pairs flanking a transcription start site in said first sample, wherein said quantitative measurement is performed after capturing said first predetermined range of base pairs in an Ataxia-Telangiesctasia Mutated (ATM) gene in said first sample;
quantitatively measuring nucleosome distribution in said second sample within a second predetermined range of base pairs flanking a transcription start site in said first sample, wherein said quantitative measurement is performed after capturing said second predetermined range of base pairs in an ATM gene in said second sample;
evaluating levels of nucleosome distribution between said first sample and said second sample, wherein a difference of nucleosome distribution between said levels of nucleosome distribution of 10% or higher indicates said second sample being carcinogenic, whereby said difference is not prevalent in later grade subjects.
US Pat. No. 10,920,027

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDING MATERIAL, AND FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A molding material, comprising:a thickened product of an epoxy resin composition; and
a reinforcing fiber;
wherein the epoxy resin composition comprises:
a component (A): an aromatic epoxy resin;
a component (B): an alicyclic diamine;
a component (C): an epoxy resin curing agent that is not an alicyclic diamine; and
a component (D): an aliphatic epoxy, resin,
wherein, when the viscosity at 25° C. immediately after preparation of the epoxy resin composition is taken as (a) and the viscosity at 25° C. after three hours from the preparation is taken as (b), the epoxy resin composition satisfies:
(a)=0.1 to 25 Pa·s;
(b)=0.1 to 25 Pa·s; and
(b)/(a)?5.
US Pat. No. 10,920,294

STEEL SHEET, COATED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING FULL-HARD COLD-ROLLED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAT-TREATED SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING STEEL SHEET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COATED STEEL SHEET

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A steel sheet having a chemical composition comprising, by mass %:C: 0.04% or more and 0.18% or less;
Si: 0.6% or less;
Mn: 1.5% or more and 3.2% or less;
P: 0.05% or less;
S: 0.015% or less;
Al: 0.08% or less;
N: 0.0100% or less;
Ti: 0.010% or more and 0.035% or less;
B: 0.0002% or more and 0.0030% or less; and
the balance being Fe and incidental impurities,
wherein the steel sheet has (i) a steel microstructure having an area percentage of a ferrite phase in a range of 20% or more and 80% or less and an area percentage of a martensite phase in a range of 20% or more and 80% or less, the area percentage being determined by microstructure observation, and (ii) a surface layer portion having an average ferrite grain size of 5.0 ?m or less and an inclusion density of 200 particles/mm2 or less,
the steel sheet has a surface hardness of 95% or more when the steel sheet has a hardness of 100% at a position ½t, where t represents a thickness of the steel sheet, away from a surface of the steel sheet in a thickness direction, and
the steel sheet has a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more.

US Pat. No. 10,925,197

ELECTRICAL FILTER FOR RESISTIVELY EARTHED SYSTEMS

Joy Global Underground Mi...

1. An electrical filtering system for use with an industrial machine, the system comprising:a power center including a transformer and a ground fault relay;
a first motor electrically connected to the power center;
a first variable speed drive connected to the first motor, the first variable speed drive configured to vary the speed of the first motor; and
a first common mode choke connected in a series-type connection between the power center and the first variable speed drive, the first common mode choke configured to suppress a ground current induced by the first variable speed drive, wherein the common mode choke includes a plurality of windings, each winding having a first end coupled a power supply line of the power center and a second end coupled to the variable speed drive.

US Pat. No. 10,925,194

DUAL CHAMBER WIND TUNNELS FOR A WELDING-TYPE POWER SOURCE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A power supply enclosure, comprising:a housing; and
a wind tunnel disposed within the housing, comprising:
a primary section having a first primary portion and a second primary portion separated by a primary partition, and
a secondary section having a first secondary portion and a second secondary portion separated by a secondary partition,
wherein when the primary partition engages the secondary partition to couple the primary section to the secondary section, the first primary portion and first secondary portion combine to define a first cooling chamber, and the second primary portion and second secondary portion combine to define a second cooling chamber that is separated from the first cooling chamber by a divider comprising the engaged primary partition and secondary partition.

US Pat. No. 10,925,192

USING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IN ELECTROCHEMICAL AND ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Modius Inc., San Francis...

1. A method of operating a computer room temperature control facility, including steps ofcollecting past data with respect to control settings and sensor readings in a control facility, and maintaining said collected past data into a first database operating on a first control computer;
collecting metadata, external to said control facility, said metadata having an effect on load on said control facility, and maintaining said metadata into a second database operating on a second control computer;
communicating said data from said first control computer to said second control computer;
generating correlated data, in response to said data and said metadata, with respect to at least one time series;
dividing said correlated data into a plurality of training sets, each of said training sets including a sequence of said time series correlated data;
for each of said training sets, dividing said training set into a first portion and a second portion;
for each of said training sets, selecting a set of tuning parameters that provide a model of said second portion in response to said first portion;
collecting present data with respect to said control settings and sensor readings, maintaining said present data in said first database, and communicating said present data from said first control computer to said second control computer;
collecting present metadata, external to said control facility, said present metadata having an effect on load on said control facility, and maintaining said metadata into said second database;
operating said model on said second control computer, and presenting outputs from said model to one or more users at a logically remote facility;
receiving commands from said one or more users with respect to said control facility;
directing, by said second control computer, said control facility to perform steps having effect on its operation, in response to said commands;
collecting new data with respect to said control settings and sensor readings in said control facility, maintaining said new data in said first database, and communicating said new data from said first control computer to said second control computer;
collecting new metadata, external to said control facility, said new metadata having an effect on load on said control facility, and maintaining said new metadata into said second database;
updating said model on said second control computer in response to said new data and said new metadata;
repeating said steps of operating said model; receiving commands; directing said control facility to perform steps; collecting new data; collecting new metadata; and updating said model; until terminated by one or more users.

US Pat. No. 10,925,188

SELF-CONTAINED IMMERSION COOLING SERVER ASSEMBLIES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A server assembly, comprising:an enclosure having a first wall, a second wall spaced apart from and opposite the first wall, and multiple sidewalls between the first wall and the second wall, the first wall, the second wall, and the sidewalls surrounding an interior space;
a server blade having a printed circuit board (“PCB”) mounted on a portion of the second wall, the PCB carrying one or more heat producing components;
a dielectric coolant in the interior space of the enclosure and submerging the heat producing components on the PCB; and
a condenser assembly in the interior space of the enclosure, the condenser assembly having:
a housing having a vapor inlet and a liquid outlet proximate the PCB of the server blade;
a condenser coil in the housing, the condenser coil being in fluid communication with a vapor gap in the interior space via the vapor inlet, the condenser coil being configured to receive a coolant that removes heat from a vapor of the dielectric coolant in the vapor gap, thereby condensing the vapor into a liquid form to be returned to the heat producing components mounted on the PCB via the liquid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,925,186

VERTICAL LIFT HEAT TRANSFER DEVICE FOR PLUGGABLE MODULES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An assembly, comprising: a bay structure that defines a bay for receiving a pluggable module and including a plurality of sides and a front plate rotatably connected to the plurality of sides; a connecting bracket coupled with the bay structure; and a heat transfer device coupled with the bay structure, wherein: the bay structure, the heat transfer device, and the connecting bracket are configured such that rotating the front plate from a first position to a second position displaces the connecting bracket in a first direction which causes the connecting bracket to displace the heat transfer device in a second direction transverse to the first direction, and when displacement of the heat transfer device occurs in the second direction, movement of the heat transfer device in the first direction is restricted or prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,925,170

SURFACE TREATED COPPER FOIL, SURFACE TREATED COPPER FOIL WITH RESIN LAYER, COPPER FOIL WITH CARRIER, LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A surface treated copper foil, comprisinga copper foil, and
a roughening treatment layer on at least one surface of the copper foil,
wherein an aspect ratio of roughening particles of the roughening treatment layer satisfies one or more of the following items (1) and (2), the aspect ratio being a height of the roughening particles/a thickness of the roughening particles:(1) the aspect ratio of the roughening particles is 3 or less and the height of the roughening particles is 1943 nm or less,(2) the aspect ratio of the roughening particles satisfies any one of the following items (2-1) or (2-2):(2-1) the aspect ratio of the roughening particles is 10 or less in the case that the height of the roughening particles is more than 500 nm and 1000 nm or less, (2-2) the aspect ratio of the roughening particles is 15 or less in the case that the height of the roughening particles is 500 nm or less; anda glossiness of a TD of the surface of the side of the roughening treatment layer of the surface treated copper foil is 70% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,925,165

COMPONENT CARRIER WITH ADHESION PROMOTING SHAPE OF WIRING STRUCTURE

1. A component carrier, comprising:a base structure; and
an electrically conductive wiring structure on the base structure;
wherein the wiring structure has a nonrectangular cross-sectional shape configured so that an adhesion promoting constriction is formed by at least one of the group consisting of the wiring structure and a transition between the base structure and the wiring structure,
wherein the adhesion promoting constriction is formed by a double trapezoidal cross-section of the wiring structure with narrow ends of both trapezoids facing each another, wherein the side walls of the wiring structure are not curved;
wherein the wiring structure has a first horizontal extension at a contact position with the base structure, has a second horizontal extension at an end position opposing the contact position, and has a third horizontal extension at an intermediate position between the contact position and the end position, wherein the third horizontal extension is smaller than the first horizontal extension and is smaller than the second horizontal extension, and
wherein the component carrier comprises at least one of the group consisting of resin, Epoxy resin, Bismaleimide-Triazine resin, cyanate ester, prepreg material, polyimide, polyamide, polytetrafluoroethylene, liquid crystal polymer, epoxy-based Build-Up Film, FR4 material, FR5 material.

US Pat. No. 10,925,160

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A DISPLAY ASSEMBLY AND SILICON CIRCUIT BOARD SUBSTRATE

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

11. An electronic device, comprising:a display assembly operable to display content;
a silicon substrate having a first side and a second side, wherein the second side of the silicon substrate comprises at least one component interface; and
a reinforcing member comprising a thermosetting polymer molded to the first side of the silicon substrate; and
an adhesive layer directly adhering the reinforcing member to the display assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,925,156

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY PANEL

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A circuit board structure, wherein the circuit board structure comprises:at least two mounting substrates, configured to mount electrical component; and
a flexible conductive substrate, defined between two adjacent mounting substrates to electrically connect with the two mounting substrates, and the flexible conductive substrate bends towards a side of its board surface to form a protruding part;
wherein the protruding part comprises a first bending section and a second bending section, the first bending section, the second bending section and a plate surface of the flexible conductive substrate form a triangular prism, and an inclination angle of the first bending section has a range of 45 degrees to 70 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,925,155

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first flexible base member;
a first metal line disposed on the first flexible base member;
a first plating line disposed on the first metal line, wherein the first plating line comprises a first connecting portion, a first interconnection portion extending from the first connecting portion, and a first bending portion extending from the first interconnection portion;
a first protective layer covering the first interconnection portion and exposing the first connecting portion and the first bending portion;
a connection part disposed on the first bending portion and connected to the first bending portion;
a second protective layer extending from a side surface of the connection part;
a second plating line disposed on the second protective layer;
a second metal line disposed on the second plating line; and
a second flexible base member disposed on the second metal line.

US Pat. No. 10,925,147

TREATMENT PLANNING

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a treatment planning process, information that is determined by iterating through different combinations of parameters of a particle beam and configurations of an adaptive aperture, the information comprising configurations of the adaptive aperture for trimming at least some selected spots of the particle beam prior to the particle beam reaching a treatment area of an irradiation target; and
configuring the adaptive aperture based on the information, the information being based on where spots are to be formed on the irradiation target, and where configuring the adaptive aperture comprises moving a position of a primary carriage on the adaptive aperture, moving a position of one or more secondary carriages on the adaptive aperture, and extending or retracting one or more leaves on one or more of the secondary carriages, where at least one of the secondary carriages or the primary carriage is moved based on where a spot is to be formed on the irradiation target, and where the adaptive aperture comprises:
the secondary carriages that are movable in a first dimension,
each of the secondary carriages comprising leaves that are extendible and retractable relative to a secondary carriage and that are dynamically configurable during movement of the particle beam across at least part of a treatment field to produce shapes for trimming the at least some selected spots of the particle beam prior to the particle beam reaching the irradiation target; and
the primary carriage to which the secondary carriages are coupled, the primary carriage being movable in a second dimension that is different from the first dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,925,144

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, DIELECTRIC BARRIER DISCHARGE SYSTEM AND USE THEREOF

Nanoguard Technologies, L...

1. An electrode assembly, comprising:(a) a conductive electrode, having
(i) a first electrode surface,
(ii) a second electrode surface, opposite the first electrode surface,
(iii) an electrode edge, connecting the first and second electrode surfaces, and
(iv) an electrode tab, for making an electrical connection to the electrode,
(b) a dielectric, enclosing the first and second electrode surfaces and the electrode edge,
(c) a first working surface, on the first electrode surface, wherein the dielectric is present between the first working surface and the first electrode surface, AD
(d) a second working surface, on the second electrode surface, wherein the dielectric is present between the second working surface and the second electrode surface
wherein the dielectric is conformal with the first electrode surface, the second electrode surface and the electrode edge, with no gas bubble defects at dielectric-electrode interfaces,
the first working surface comprises glass, and the second working surface comprises glass, and
the glass has a thickness of at least 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,925,142

EUV RADIATION SOURCE FOR LITHOGRAPHY EXPOSURE PROCESS

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation source, comprising:a target droplet generator configured to generate target droplets;
a first laser source configured to generate pre-pulses that heat the target droplets to produce target plumes;
a second laser source configured to generate main pulses that heat the target plumes to produce plasma emitting EUV radiation;
a controller configured to adjust at least one parameter of the first and second laser sources comprising a delay between one of the pre-pulses and a corresponding one of the main pulses, and positions of the pre-pulses in a Y direction that is different from an X direction along which the target droplets travel;
an energy detector configured to monitor an energy of the EUV radiation and record the parameters of the first and second laser sources with which the energy of the EUV radiation is maximized;
a first laser beam generator and a second laser beam generator configured to generate first and second laser beams, respectively, that are directed onto a travel path of the target plumes, wherein the first and second laser beams are substantially parallel; and
a laser beam monitor configured to receive the first and second laser beams reflected by the target plumes to determine a real-time velocity of the target plumes in their traveling path.

US Pat. No. 10,925,134

ADJUSTABLE WHITE LIGHT ILLUMINATION DEVICES

JUGANU LTD., Rosh Haain ...

1. A lighting device producing white light having a target color correlated temperature (CCT) value, comprising:a plurality of LEDs comprising (i) at least one red LED emitting red light having a wavelength between approximately 600 nm and approximately 670 nm, (ii) at least one warm white LED emitting white light having a CCT value between approximately 1800K and approximately 2700K, and (iii) at least one blue LED emitting blue light having a wavelength between approximately 400 nm and approximately 530 nm;
at least one photo-luminescent material for shifting at least one of (i) the CCT value of the light emitted from at least one said blue LED toward a green CCT value or (ii) the CCT value of the light emitted from at least one said warm white LED toward a yellow CCT value; and
a waveguide material having (i) a mixing region for mixing the shifted and unshifted light so as to generate white light having the target CCT value and (ii) an output region for outputting the white light.

US Pat. No. 10,925,125

PLANAR INDUCTORS FOR RF HEATING SYSTEMS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A system comprising:a radio frequency (RF) signal source configured to produce an RF signal;
an impedance matching network that includes:
a first planar inductor with a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first planar inductor is coupled to the RF signal source,
a second planar inductor with a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the second planar inductor is coupled to the second terminal of the first planar inductor, and the second terminal of the second planar inductor is coupled to a ground reference terminal, and
a first variable inductor network coupled in series with the second planar inductor;
a first electrode that is electrically coupled to the second terminal of the first planar inductor of the impedance matching network; and
a second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,925,120

MIRROR DEFOGGER

1. A mirror defogger for defogging a mirror surface, comprising:a mirror surface;
an elongated projection having a longitudinal axis and a cross-section, the elongated projection having a vent along a first middle section of the longitudinal axis, the elongated projection having an intake along a second middle section of the longitudinal axis, the vent and the intake being nonoverlapping across the cross-section, the elongated projection having an outer surface, the elongated projection attaching to the mirror surface;
a contact switch configured to detect if the elongated projection is mounted onto the mirror surface, the contact switch further comprising a biasing element, the biasing element having a pair of electrical contacts, the biasing element protruding through the outer surface of the elongated projection, such that when the elongated projection contacts the mirror surface, the biasing element deforms thereby pushing the pair of electrical contacts to close the contact switch;
a tangential impeller powered by a motor, the tangential impeller inside the elongated projection opposite the vent;
at least one heating element inside the elongated projection between the tangential impeller and the vent;
a plurality of sensors inside the elongated projection, the sensors outputting a plurality of measurements of conditions outside the mirror defogger, the plurality of sensors further comprising a first sensor, the first sensor a contactless infrared temperature sensor measuring the mirror surface temperature, a second sensor an ambient temperature sensor and a third sensor an ambient humidity sensor; and
a programmable controller having input from said plurality of sensors, the programmable controller calculating a dew point from said input in a control loop feedback configured for controlling the motor and the at least one heating element, initiating said motor and said at least one heating element when the mirror surface temperature is below the dew point and terminating said motor and said at least one heating element when the mirror surface temperature is above the dew point.

US Pat. No. 10,925,118

INTELLIGENT INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS SYSTEM USING TWO-WAY CHANNEL ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK

ICanControl Tech Co., Ltd...

1. An intelligent industry internet of things (IIoT) system using two-way channel artificial neural network (ANN), the IIoT system (100) being connected to at least a sensing device (200) and at least a motion device (300), comprising:wherein the IIoT system (100) includes at least a programmable logic controller (PLC) (1), at least a Cloud server (2) and at least a remote device (3);
wherein the PLC (1) has at least an input output (I/O) module (11), at least a communication module (12), a perception database (13), a motion database (14), an edge computing module (15) and a first message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) data module (16); the I/O module (11) and the communication module (12) are connected to the sensing device (200) and the motion device (300) respectively; the perception database (13) and the motion database (14) are connected to the I/O module (11) and the communication module (12) respectively; the edge computing module (15) is connected to the perception database (13) and the motion database (14) respectively; the first MQTT data module (16) is connected to the edge computing module (15), and connected to the Cloud server (2) via network (10);
wherein the Cloud server (2) is connected to the PLC (1) via network (10), and at least has a MQTT agent (21), a Big Data module (22), a Human-Cloud visual database (23) and a Human-Cloud control database (24); the MQTT agent (21) is connected to the first MQTT data module (16) via network (10); the Big Data module (22) is connected to the MQTT agent (21); the Human-Cloud visual database (23) and the Human-Cloud control database (24) are connected to the MQTT agent (21) and the Big Data module (22) respectively, and connected to the remote device (3) via network (10);
wherein the remote device (3) is connected to the Cloud server (2) via network (10), and it at least has a Human-Cloud visual interface program (31), a Human-Cloud control interface program (32) and a second MQTT data module (33); the Human-Cloud visual interface program (31) and the Human-Cloud control interface program (32) are connected to the second MQTT data module (33) respectively; the second MQTT data module (33) is connected to the MQTT agent (21) via network (10), and simultaneously connected to the Human-Cloud visual database (23) and the Human-Cloud control database (24) via the MQTT agent (21).

US Pat. No. 10,925,114

REMOTE MONITORING OF GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED ASSETS USING MOBILE PLATFORMS

Loon LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A method of providing opportunistic communication between one or more remote facilities and a back end system, the method comprising:determining, by one or more processors, an expected arrive time on station of a high altitude platform (HAP) for a given one of the one or more remote facilities, the HAP being part of a fleet of HAPs;
communicating to a device of the given remote facility, by the one or more processors, the expected arrival time on station and a communication window for the HAP at the given remote facility;
upon arriving on station at the given remote facility, enabling communication between the HAP and the given remote facility;
storing data received from the given remote facility in local memory of the HAP, the data received from the given remote facility including information about at least one of component, system or facility operation associated with the given remote facility;
transmitting the received data from the HAP to either another HAP in the fleet of HAPs or to a ground station; and
communicating to the device of the given remote facility a next expected arrival time on station and a next communication window for another HAP of the fleet of HAPs, the next expected arrive time on station being based on analysis of at least one of current flight information, projected flight information, bandwidth and data storage capabilities;
wherein enabling the communication between the HAP and the given remote facility includes the HAP transmitting an identifier to the given remote facility, the identifier indicating arrival of the HAP on station at the given remote facility.

US Pat. No. 10,925,112

METHOD FOR APPLYING FOR MEDIA TRANSMISSION PERMISSION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CANCELING MEDIA TRANSMISSION PERMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a mission critical service (MCS) server based on media transmission permission request indication information, a media transmission permission request message to a transmission control server, wherein the media transmission permission request indication information instructs to grant media transmission permission to a second terminal; and
sending, by the transmission control server, a media transmission permission response message to the MCS server, wherein the media transmission permission response message indicates that the media transmission permission is granted to the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,925,111

EHF SECURE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A first device comprising:a communication interface unit comprising:
a transmitter unit configured to transmit first data using close proximity extremely high frequency (EHF) electromagnetic energy to a second device over a first transmission path;
a receiver unit configured to receive second data from the second device over a second transmission path; and
an interface control unit coupled to the transmitter unit and the receiver unit, the interface control unit configured to:
detect training information included in an EHF transmission received from the second device,
evaluate one or more attributes of the detected training information,
determine whether to establish a communication link for exchanging information in a transport mode over the first and the second transmission paths with the second device based on the evaluation,
calculate a round-trip propagation time between a first time when the first device transmits the training information to the second device and a second time when the first device receives the training information transmitted from the second device,
generate an encryption key based at least in part on the calculated round-trip propagation time, and
encrypt information exchanged in the transport mode between the first device and the second device using the encryption key.

US Pat. No. 10,925,107

FAST ACTIVATION OF MULTI-CONNECTIVITY UTILIZING UPLINK SIGNALS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to perform:
transmit at least one uplink signal to a plurality of network nodes of a wireless network based at least on the apparatus being in a first radio resource control state after suspending a multi-connectivity session such that the apparatus maintains connectivity with one of the network nodes, wherein the first radio resource control state is at least one of an inactive state and a low activity state;
receive at least one connection message comprising a command to connect to at least two of the network nodes for communication;
in response to the at least one connection message comprising the command to connect to at least two of the network nodes for communication, change from the first radio resource control state to a second radio resource control state; and
transmit data utilizing multiple communication links via the at least two network nodes,
wherein the apparatus is the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,925,104

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NETWORK CONNECTION DOWNLOAD

ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIM...

1. A method for network connection download, comprising:creating, by a terminal device, a connection with a server to request a file downloading task for downloading a file;
in response to a determination that the file downloading task supports a breakpoint continuing transmission according to message data returned from the server, creating, by the terminal device, pre-allocated connections with the server for backup, wherein a quantity of the pre-allocated connections is more than a quantity of maximum allowable concurrent connections of the file downloading task; and
before a pre-allocated connection of the pre-allocated connections is used, performing a network initialization operation to the pre-allocated connections correspondingly to allow the terminal device, while downloading the file, to select, from the pre-allocated connections, the pre-allocated connection needed for downloading the file after the network initialization operation.

US Pat. No. 10,924,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ENHANCED RESOLUTION IMAGES

Epilog Imaging Systems, ...

1. An imaging system, comprising:an optical system configured to direct light from a field of view to a plurality of image planes, and
a plurality of image detectors, comprising:
a first plurality of image detectors optically coupled to a first image plane of the plurality of image planes and the first plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate first image data corresponding to at least a first portion of the field of view, and
a second plurality of image detectors optically coupled to at least another image plane of the plurality of image planes and the second plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate second image data corresponding to a second portion of the field of view such that the first image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the second image data and the second image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the first image data such that said first and second image data comprise image data corresponding to different portions of the field of view; and
a processor in communication with the first and second plurality of image detectors and configured to receive first and second image data and configured to generate a first image of the field of view, corresponding to the first image data, and to generate a second image of the field of view, corresponding to the second image data, wherein the processor is further configured to combine the first and second images to generate a combined image of said first and second portions of the field of view, wherein the combined image exhibits at least one of 1) higher resolution or 2) additional depth information than that of the first image or the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,924,396

ACHIEVING L2 TUNNEL REDUNCANCY AND L3 LOAD BALANCING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method for establishing a redundant gateway in a network, comprising:operating, by a first gateway, the redundant gateway in conjunction with a second gateway according to a redundant gateway protocol;
maintaining a first tunnel between the first gateway and a tunnel endpoint according to a tunneling protocol, wherein the second gateway maintains a second tunnel between the second gateway and the tunnel endpoint;
in response to the first gateway operating as a primary gateway for the redundant gateway, forwarding broadcast, unknown unicast, and multicast traffic via the first tunnel to the tunnel endpoint;
in response to the first gateway operating as a backup gateway for the redundant gateway, dropping the broadcast, unknown unicast, and multicast traffic; and
forwarding known unicast traffic via the first tunnel to the tunnel endpoint regardless of whether the first gateway operates as the primary gateway or the second gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,924,371

METHOD FOR MONITORING A FIRST NODE IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Beckhoff Automation GmbH,...

1. A method for monitoring a first node in a fieldbus communications network by a second node,wherein the second node of the fieldbus communications network determines at two consecutive time points first and second time values, which are based on an internal timer of the second node, and sends the first and second time values to the first node via the fieldbus communications network, the first and second time values equaling first and second counter values, respectively, which are incremented or decremented on the basis of the internal timer of the second node, each counter value being inserted into a respective message, the messages being sent successively to the first node in accordance with a transfer cycle, the second node having a dual-channel design comprising two processors which monitor each other for malfunctions, both processors determining the first and second time values,
wherein the first node, in response to receipt of the first and second time values, determines third and fourth time values, which are based on a further internal timer of the first node, the third and fourth time values equaling third and fourth counter values, respectively, which are incremented or decremented on the basis of the further internal timer of the first node,
wherein the first node compares a difference between the first and second time values from the second node with a difference between the third and fourth time values from the first node, and
wherein the first node executes a safety-oriented application on the basis of a clock provided by the further internal timer and goes into an error state if the respective differences differ by a defined threshold value, wherein the threshold value depends on the safety-oriented application and one or more respective parameters selected from transfer rate, transmission path, and jitter, and wherein the error state indicates or signifies that execution of the safety-oriented application in the first node is stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,924,337

VEHICULAR CLOUD SLICING

1. A method for a connected endpoint that contributes to a provisioning of a cloudification service in a vehicular micro cloud, the method comprising:modifying an operation of a communication unit of the connected endpoint to receive a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) message that includes a command to implement a resource slice for provisioning the cloudification service, wherein the resource slice describes a set of onboard resources to be reserved by the connected endpoint;
registering the set of onboard resources to a resource orchestrator, wherein a registration of the set of onboard resources to the resource orchestrator causes the resource orchestrator to keep the set of onboard resources in a resource pool and to determine the resource slice based on the resource pool; and
providing the set of onboard resources to execute one or more tasks for the cloudification service based on the resource slice so that a resource usage of the connected endpoint is coordinated based on the resource slice to improve performance of the connected endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,924,333

ADVANCED LINK TRACKING FOR VIRTUAL CLUSTER SWITCHING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A switch, comprising:one or more ports;
processing circuitry configured to:
detect a failure which affects reachability between the switch and a second switch in a network of interconnected switches, wherein the network of interconnected switches is identified by an identifier;
in response to determining that the failure affects reachability to an end host, identify a port via which the end host is reachable; and
use the identified port as an egress port for a notification message including information regarding the failure,
wherein the notification message is destined to a hypervisor managing a virtual machine to allow the hypervisor to reconfigure the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,924,310

TRANSMITTER WITH FULLY RE-ASSIGNABLE SEGMENTS FOR RECONFIGURABLE FFE TAPS

International Business Ma...

1. A circuitry comprising:a delay generator operable to:
receive a data stream;
generate a staggered data stream based on the received data stream, wherein data among the staggered data stream are positioned at staggered unit intervals;
a plurality of segments coupled to the delay generator, a segment provides:
a pulse generator operable to:
receive the staggered data stream from the delay generator;
perform AND operations on the staggered data stream with respective pair of clock signals of different phases to carve the staggered data stream into one unit interval pulses at a specific unit interval, wherein the specific unit interval indicates an assignment of a corresponding segment of the plurality of segments as one of a feed forward equalization (FFE) pre tap, a FFE main tap, and a FFE post tap;
a phase selector coupled to the pulse generator, the phase selector operable to define the specific unit interval; and
an output circuit operable to output the one unit interval pulses carved from the staggered data stream in accordance with the specific unit interval.

US Pat. No. 10,924,293

METHOD OF RETRIEVING NETWORK CONNECTION AND NETWORK SYSTEM

QNAP SYSTEMS, INC., New ...

1. A network connection retrieving method, adapted for retrieving connections between a plurality of network devices by a master device among the network devices in a local area network, the network connection retrieving method comprising:attempting to establish the connection with a current device among the network devices according to a pre-recorded network address of the current device;
sending a plurality of broadcast packets to each of the network devices in the local area network if the connection cannot be established, and collecting a response message returned from each of the network devices in response to the broadcast packets; and
identifying the response message returned from the current device by comparing unique identification information recorded in each of the response messages with pre-recorded unique identification information of each of the network devices, and re-establishing the connection with the current device by using a network address recorded in the response message, wherein
the master device is a client server in a Ceph storage architecture, and the rest of the network devices are storage servers in the Ceph storage architecture, and wherein
when the master device is disconnected from the current device, the master device attempts to retrieve the connection with the current device by the pre-recorded network address within a preset period, and if the connection cannot be retrieved within the preset period, the master device obtains the network address of the current device by sending the broadcast packets and collecting the response messages, and re-establishes the connection with the current device by using the obtained network address.

US Pat. No. 10,924,289

PUBLIC-PRIVATE KEY PAIR ACCOUNT LOGIN AND KEY MANAGER

Visa International Servic...

1. A method for account login authentication, the method comprising:sending, by a user device, a login request message to an authentication server, the login request message including a public key, the public key and a private key forming a first public-private key pair, and wherein responsive to receiving the login request message with the public key, the authentication server verifies that the public key matches one of a plurality of registered public keys stored in a database, the public key associated with an account, and then generates and encrypts a challenge, and transmits the encrypted challenge to the user device;
receiving, by the user device, an encrypted challenge from the authentication server;
decrypting, by the user device, the encrypted challenge using the private key to obtain a decrypted challenge;
sending, by the user device, the decrypted challenge to the authentication server; and
receiving, by the user device, account information associated with the account from the authentication server.

US Pat. No. 10,924,005

SWITCHING-MODE POWER SUPPLIES AND POWER CONTROLLERS CAPABLE OF JITTERING SWITCHING FREQUENCY

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A power converter for converting an input voltage into an output voltage to supply power to a load, the power converter comprising:an inductive device and a power switch, connected in series between the input voltage and an input ground; and
a power controller providing a PWM signal to the power switch in response to a compensation signal to control the power switch, the compensation signal generated in response to the output voltage;
wherein the power controller is configured to provide a maximum switching frequency limiting a switching frequency of the PWM signal;
the power controller jitters the maximum switching frequency, making the maximum switching frequency have a first average switching frequency and a first variation ratio when the compensation signal is a first compensation value, and have a second average switching frequency and a second variation ratio when the compensation signal is a second compensation value;
the first and second compensation values correspond to first and second loads respectively while the first load is heavier than the second load;
the first average switching frequency is higher than the second average switching frequency;
the second variation ratio is larger than the first variation ratio; and
the PWM controller comprises:
an ON-time controller controlling an ON time of the power switch in response to a current-sense signal and the compensation signal; and
an OFF-time controller controlling an OFF time of the power switch in response to the compensation signal, comprising:
a blanking-time generator generating a blanking signal in response to the compensation signal to define a blanking time, the OFF time controlled to end not earlier than an end of the blanking time; and
a jitter generator providing a jitter signal to the blanking-time generator to jitter the blanking time;
wherein the maximum switching frequency is in association with the blanking time.

US Pat. No. 10,923,950

POWER GENERATING METHOD AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE THEREFOR

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A power generating method for a wireless power transmission device, the wireless power transmission device comprising a power transmitting circuit, a power receiving circuit, a power converter and an auxiliary power generation circuit, the power transmitting circuit being located at a transmitter side, the power receiving circuit, the power converter and the auxiliary power generation circuit being located at a receiver side, the power transmitting circuit receiving an input power, the power transmitting circuit and the power receiving circuit being electromagnetically coupled with each other, the power generating method comprising steps of:(a) controlling the power transmitting circuit to be switched between an enabled state and a disabled state;
(b) allowing the power transmitting circuit to emit a first power and allowing the power receiving circuit to receives the first power and convert the first power into a second power when the power transmitting circuit is in the enabled state;
(c) allowing the power converter to convert the second power into an output power, and allowing the auxiliary power generation circuit to convert the second power into an auxiliary power;
(d) judging whether the power receiving circuit receives the first power;
(e) if a judging result of the step (d) indicates that the first power is not received by the power receiving circuit, repeatedly performing the step (a); and
(f) if the judging result of the step (d) indicates that the first power is received by the power receiving circuit, allowing the power transmitting circuit to be continuously in the enabled state, so that the auxiliary power is continuously generated,
wherein the wireless power transmission device further comprises a first wireless communication module and a second wireless communication module, the first wireless communication module is located at the transmitter side, the second wireless communication module is located at the receiver side, and the step (d) further comprises steps of:
(g) providing the auxiliary power to the second wireless communication module, so that the second wireless communication module generates a wireless communication signal; and
(h) judging whether the wireless communication signal is received by the first wireless communication module,
wherein if a judging result of the step (h) indicates that the wireless communication signal is received by the first wireless communication module, it is judged that the power receiving circuit receives the first power, wherein if the judging result of the step (h) indicates that the wireless communication signal is not received by the first wireless communication module, the step (a) is repeated.

US Pat. No. 10,923,938

CHARGING DEVICE AND CHARGING METHOD

Nanjing Chervon Industry ...

1. A charging device for charging an electric energy storage device, comprising:a power supply circuit, which is connected to a power supply;
an alternating current conversion circuit, which is configured to convert a current from the power supply connected to the power supply circuit to a first alternating current with a preset frequency value;
a capacitor electrically coupled between the power supply circuit and the alternating current conversion circuit;
a high-frequency transformer, which is configured to convert the first alternating current to a second alternating current, wherein the high-frequency ranges from 5 kHz to 1 MHz and a voltage value corresponding to the second alternating current is less than a voltage value corresponding to the first alternating current; and
a direct current voltage conversion circuit, which is configured to convert the second alternating current to a direct current with a waveform fluctuating in a preset range, so as to charge the electric energy storage device,
wherein the alternating current conversion circuit is connected to the power supply circuit, the transformer is connected to the alternating current conversion circuit, and the direct current voltage conversion circuit is connected to the transformer, and
wherein the capacitor is an electrolytic capacitor and the value range of the electrolytic capacitor (CY) is 330 nF

US Pat. No. 10,922,021

DATA STORAGE METHOD BASED ON DATA TYPE IDENTIFICATION, MEMORY STORAGE APPARATUS AND MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT

PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.,...

1. A data storage method, configured for a rewritable non-volatile memory module, wherein the rewritable non-volatile memory module has a plurality of physical erasing units, and the data storage method comprises:allocating a plurality of logical addresses to be mapped to a plurality of physical programming units of the physical erasing units;
grouping the logical addresses into a plurality of logical address groups;
receiving a plurality of write commands and a plurality of pieces of data to be stored into the logical addresses from a host system;
writing the data into the physical programming units of the physical erasing units respectively; and
identifying data of the physical erasing unit of a first logical address group among the logical address groups is a first type data according to a data write timestamp of each of the physical erasing units and a bit sum of each of the logical address groups, wherein the bit sum of each of the logical address groups is set according to the number of the physical erasing units written the data belonging to each of the logical address groups and the bit sum of the first logical address group is a number of the at least one physical erasing unit writing the data belonging to the first logical address group.

US Pat. No. 10,921,794

PARALLEL CONTROL METHOD BASED ON MULTI-PERIOD DIFFERENTIAL SAMPLING AND DIGITAL TWINNING TECHNOLOGIES

Guangdong University of T...

1. A parallel control method based on multi-period differential sampling and digital twinning technologies, which is applicable to a machining process of dotting machine equipment, comprising the following steps of:a. detection: a1. clamping a machining raw material for making a mold onto dotting machine equipment, and configuring a photographing device according to photographing requirements; a2. starting the dotting machine equipment and the photographing device, and photographing, by the photographing device, the machining raw material in each of a plurality of machining periods to obtain a plurality of periodic samples; a3. integrating, by an integration processing module, the plurality of periodic samples into a sample image of one period by using a differential sampling technology over oscillation periods to establish a detection model; and a4. processing, by an image processing module, the sample image to obtain a detection image;
b. control model establishment: b1. carrying out simulation modeling for the dotting machine equipment by designing a simulation model of the dotting machine equipment to obtain a dotting machine model; b2, carrying out dynamic implementation of the dotting machine equipment by setting machining parameters for the dotting machine model according to a preset design, implementing actions of single machine equipment, implementing work-in-process logistics and motions, programming motion and action control scripts, and executing an off-line simulation run; b3, integrating the dotting machine model with the dotting machine equipment by using a virtual-real synchronization technology with a simulation platform to achieve motion synchronization of the dotting machine model and the dotting machine equipment; and b4, carrying out system integration design by building a virtual control network to implement an internet-of-things in a workshop, and building a virtual-real synchronized physical entity simulation platform by using a digital twinning technology to achieve motion synchronization of a single machine physical entity with a single machine digital model; and integrating an upper IVIES system with a digital twinning model such that the digital twinning model operates under instructions generated by the IVIES, and execution conditions of the digital twinning model are fed back to the IVIES, achieving online monitoring and simulation running of the dotting machine equipment; and
c. parallel control: controlling the dotting machine model according to the detected image to perform parallel control on the dotting machine equipment;
in the step a, the integrating into the sample image of one period by the differential sampling technology over oscillation periods comprises the following specific steps of:
representing a machining period of same machining units in a machining path as T, and setting a sampling period of an industrial camera as
wherein n represents a responding speed of the industrial camera to the machining period, and m is a digit for evenly dividing one period of the machining unit according to precision requirements of digital twinning synchronization; and n is an integer obtained by rounding up a ratio of a camera time to the machining period;m is set according to the precision requirements of digital twinning synchronization and used for dividing one machining period to determine that the state and machining quality of the machining equipment in one machining period is indirectly characterized by images of m time points, i.e. image data acquisition is carried out in a plurality of similar periods, in which an image is acquired at one time point in each period, such as an image is acquired at a first time point in a first period, an image is acquired at a second time point in a second period and so on, an image is acquired at an mth time point in a last period, and finally, m real-time states acquired in one machining process are combined according to a time sequence into a sampling state of one period;
in the step a4, the step of processing the sample image comprises: converting the sample image into a gray-scale image, and then processing the gray-scale image by noise reduction and contrast adjustment;
the method further comprises a judgment step b5 after the step b4, and the step b5 comprises: identifying and analyzing, by a detection identifying module, the detection image to obtain detection data, and comparing, by a judging device, the detection data with machining setting data;
when the detection data exceeds a threshold value set by the machining setting data, determining a judgment result as unqualified, and controlling, by an operator, the dotting machine model according to the judgment result to perform parallel control on the dotting machine equipment; and
when the detection data does not exceed the threshold value set by the machining setting data, determining the judgment result as qualified, and stopping in-site detection operation without the operator controlling the dotting machine model for any operation.

US Pat. No. 10,921,004

ANTIVIRAL AIR-FILTERING LIGHTING DEVICE

Aleddra Inc., Renton, WA...

1. A lighting device comprises:a housing;
two light sources comprising a first light source and a second light source;
an airway;
an air filter in the airway;
an air circulation mechanism corresponding to the airway;
wherein, in operation:
the housing houses the two light sources, the at least one airway, and the air filter,
the first light source emits predominantly visible light (>400 nm) and accounts for 100% of a light output of the lighting device,
the second light source is concealed inside the housing and has no contribution to the light output of the lighting device,
the at least one airway has an air inlet and an air outlet,
the air circulation mechanism sucks an ambient air through the air inlet, forces the air through the air filter, and releases the air through the air outlet,
the air filter traps airborne microbials on a surface thereof and has an antiviral photocatalytic coating on the surface,
the second light source is positioned adjacent to the air filter and activates a photocatalyst material in the antiviral photocatalytic coating, and
the airborne microbials trapped by the air filter are decomposed by the activated photocatalyst material in the antiviral photocatalytic coating.

US Pat. No. 10,920,979

LOW NOX BURNER AND FLOW MOMENTUM ENHANCING DEVICE

ZEECO, INC., Broken Arro...

1. A burner apparatus comprising:a burner wall having a forward longitudinal end;
an air flow passageway, which extends through and is surrounded by the burner wall, for a combustion air stream comprising air or a mixture of air and fuel which travels through the air flow passageway, the air flow passageway having a forward discharge opening at the forward longitudinal end of the burner wall, and the forward discharge opening having an internal diameter or width; and
a flow momentum enhancing device having a longitudinal axis, a rearward longitudinal end, a forward longitudinal end, and a surrounding exterior surface which extends from the rearward longitudinal end to the forward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device,
the exterior surface of the flow momentum enhancing device having a maximum lateral outside diameter or width at a location which is rearward of the forward longitudinal end the flow momentum enhancing device and forward of the rearward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device,
the exterior surface of the flow momentum enhancing device having an outside diameter or width at the forward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device which is less than the maximum lateral outside diameter or width,
the exterior surface of the flow momentum enhancing device having an outside diameter or width at the rearward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device which is less than the maximum lateral outside diameter or width, and
the rearward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device being positioned in the air flow passageway, at the forward discharge opening of the air flow passageway, or forwardly of the air flow passageway so that a forward flow path going forwardly from the rearward longitudinal end to the forward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device is defined outside of the flow momentum enhancing device for a flow path stream which comprises all or a portion of the combustion air stream which travels through the air flow passageway,
wherein the forward flow path for the flow path stream travels over and in contact with the maximum lateral outside diameter or width of the exterior surface and then continues to travel along and in contact with the exterior surface from the location of the maximum lateral outside diameter or width to the forward longitudinal end of the flow momentum enhancing device such that, as the forward flow path for the flow path stream approaches the forward longitudinal end of the exterior surface, the exterior surface, and the forward flow path for the flow path stream traveling along and in contact with the exterior surface, converge inwardly with respect to the longitudinal axis of the flow momentum enhancing device, and
the maximum lateral outside diameter or width of the exterior surface of the flow momentum enhancing device is from 1.5 to 5 inches less than the internal diameter or width of the forward discharge opening of the air flow passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,920,545

FLOW CONTROL DEVICES IN SW-SAGD

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method of producing heavy oils from a reservoir by single well steam and gravity drainage (“SW-SAGD”), comprising:a) providing a single horizontal well having a length in a heavy oil reservoir, the entire length of said horizontal well consisting essentially of blank tubulars and a plurality of flow control devices (“FCDs”), each said FCD between blank tubulars;
b) said horizontal well having a production segment at a heel end fitted for production, and an injection segment at a toe end fitted for steam injection, with no vertical separation between said production segment and said injection segment, wherein said plurality of FCDs are more restrictive with a lower flow resistance rating in said injection segment than in said production segment;
c) injecting steam into said injection segment to mobilize heavy oil and simultaneously producing mobilized heavy oil at said production segment;
d) wherein said method has a lower cumulative steam to oil ratio (CSOR) than said reservoir developed using a similar SW-SAGD well but with slots instead of said plurality of FCDs.

US Pat. No. 10,920,310

REACTIVE SPUTTER DEPOSITION OF DIELECTRIC FILMS

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A system comprising:a chamber;
a multi-substrate holder to rotate about a vertical axis within the chamber and simultaneously deposits coating onto a plurality of substrates;
a pair of inlets, connected to a reservoir, to feed a first portion of a mixture of a reactive gas and water vapor into the chamber;
a pair of ring cathode targets,
wherein an inlet, of the pair of inlets, is disposed at a center of a ring cathode target of the pair of ring cathode targets; and
an anode to add a second portion of the mixture of the reactive gas and the water vapor to the chamber,
wherein the anode is positioned separately from the pair of ring cathode targets.

US Pat. No. 10,918,800

CONVERTIBLE PLUNGERS AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME IN A MEDICAL BARREL

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...

1. A convertible plunger for disposition within a barrel of a medical container, the barrel being configured for receipt of an injectable product therein and having a central axis and an interior wall surrounding the axis, the plunger being configured to be moved within the barrel along the axis from a storage mode to a dispensing mode, the plunger comprising:a. a ring carrier having a compressible and resilient storage ring disposed thereon, the storage ring being configured for axial displacement along the ring carrier, the ring carrier comprising:
i. an annular storage platform that is comparatively more rigid than the storage ring, the storage ring being in an expanded state corresponding to an engagement position when the storage ring is disposed about the storage platform, wherein a storage sealing section of the storage ring is configured to apply outward radial pressure on the interior wall of the barrel;
ii. an annular dispensing platform having a narrower cross-sectional width or diameter than that of the storage platform, the storage ring being in a constricted state corresponding to a release position when the storage ring is disposed about the dispensing platform, wherein the storage sealing section is configured to provide less radial pressure on the interior wall than when in the engagement position or to provide no outward radial pressure on the interior wall; and
iii. an annular insertion platform, the insertion platform having a smaller maximum diameter or cross-sectional width than that of the storage platform, the storage ring being in a load position when the storage ring is disposed about the insertion platform so as to facilitate insertion of the ring carrier and storage ring into the barrel, wherein the storage sealing section is configured to provide less radial pressure on the interior wall than when in the engagement position or to provide no outward radial pressure on the interior wall, the storage ring being configured to move along the ring carrier between the load position, the engagement position and the release position; and
b. a plunger head mounted at a distal end of the plunger, the plunger head having a liquid sealing section configured to contact and provide a seal against the interior wall, wherein the plunger head is a separate component assembled with the ring carrier to form the convertible plunger.
US Pat. No. 10,918,065

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01072343

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01072343, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-126405.
US Pat. No. 10,918,722

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MELOXICAM

AXSOME THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A method of treating migraine, comprising orally administering a combination to a human being who is suffering from an acute attack of migraine pain or migraine aura, wherein the combination comprises: 1) a complex of a meloxicam and a sulfobutylether-?-cyclodextrin; 2) a bicarbonate; and 3) about 8 mg to about 13 mg of a rizatriptan, based upon the weight of the free base form of rizatriptan, wherein the combination is in a single dosage form, wherein the single dosage form is structured so that orally administering the single dosage form to healthy human subjects would result in a mean Tmax of meloxicam of 110 minutes or less, and an AUC0-24 of meloxicam of about 30 ?g·hr/mL to about 50 ?g·hr/mL, wherein the human being is also suffering from vomiting with migraine pain or migraine aura; and wherein 2 hours after the combination is orally administered, the human being experiences greater relief from vomiting than the human being would experience 2 hours after the same amount of the rizatriptan is orally administered alone.
US Pat. No. 10,919,265

JOINING FILMS/FOILS OF INTERMEDIATE LAYERS

GEORG MARTIN GMBH, Dietz...

1. Edge-bonded or laminated shims comprising a plurality of sheets of the same or different kinds, characterized in that the sheets are bonded to one another by welding and are bonded together on at least one edge on one or several sites by welding.

US Pat. No. 10,925,189

SYSTEM OF HEATED AIR STAGING CHAMBER FOR SERVER CLUSTER OF DATA CENTER

ERS GX HOLDING PTE LTD, ...

1. A system for heat removal from server racks, comprising:a mixing chamber of a substantially rectangular frame; and
at least one heat removal cabinet,
wherein the mixing chamber is defined by:
a first major surface partitioned to have multiple first spaces,
wherein each first space is configured to attach or removably attach a server rack or an outer enclosure,
at least one first space attaches or removably attaches a server rack, and
the first major surface is configured to receive heated air coming from the server rack;
a second major surface partitioned to have multiple second spaces,
wherein each second space is configured to attach or removably attach the at least one heat removal cabinet or an inner enclosure,
at least one second space attaches or removably attaches the at least one heat removal cabinet, and
the second major surface is configured to expel heat to the at least one heat removal cabinet; and
an impermeable top, bottom and lateral surfaces disposed adjacent to the first and the second major surfaces, forming an enclosure of the mixing chamber;
wherein
the first major surface is partitioned into the multiple first spaces by a plurality of first partition assemblies, each matching to a width and a height of the server rack or the outer enclosure,
wherein the first partition assemblies are configured to attach or removably attach the server rack or the outer enclosure,
the second major surface is partitioned into the multiple second spaces by a plurality of second partition assemblies, each matching to a width and a height of the heat removal cabinet or the inner enclosure,
wherein the second partition assemblies are configured to attach or removably attach the heat removal cabinet or the inner enclosure, and
when each of the first partition assemblies receives either the server rack or the outer enclosure and each of the second partition assemblies receives either the heat removal cabinet or the inner enclosure, the mixing chamber forms an enclosed chamber, and
the heat generated from each server rack mix inside the mixing chamber and achieve temperature equilibrium before being expelled.

US Pat. No. 10,925,179

COOLING STRUCTURES HAVING SHIELDING FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC INTEFERENCE

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A system for cooling and shielding a computing system comprising:a plurality of cooling channels arranged in an array, each cooling channel having a length, a width, and a height; and
a plurality of inserts for shielding interference over a frequency range, wherein each insert:
is arranged in a cooling channel of the plurality of cooling channels,
comprises a thickness less than or equal to one order of magnitude smaller than the width of the respective cooling channel,
comprises a profile shape having an amplitude less than or equal to the width of the respective cooling channel, and
comprises an insert length oriented along the length of the cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 10,925,176

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a first support member and a second support member arranged in a first direction;
a plurality of joint units arranged in the first direction and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the joint units are arranged between the first and second support members so as to be connected to the first and second support members and are coupled to be rotatable with respect to each other;
a display module on the first and second support members and having flexibility;
a third support member under the first support member;
a fourth support member under the second support member;
a hinge member respectively providing a first rotation axis and a second rotation axis, which extend in the second direction, to one side of the third support member and one side of the fourth support member facing each other; and
a plurality of sliding units connected to bottoms of the first and second support members and disposed under the third and fourth support members.

US Pat. No. 10,925,175

COMPRESSION GASKET FOR AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

1. A trim panel assembly, comprising:a support panel, the support panel including an exterior surface and a panel cavity defined in the exterior surface;
an electronic assembly located in the cavity, the electronic assembly including
a printed circuit board including a perimeter and having a first face,
a compression gasket extending around and in contact with at least a portion of the perimeter of the printed circuit board,
a housing including a first wall and a housing side wall extending from the first wall, the first wall and housing side wall forming a cavity, wherein the printed circuit board and the compression gasket are located within the cavity with the compression gasket positioned between the perimeter and the housing side wall, and
a substrate positioned adjacent to the support panel, wherein the printed circuit board is connected to the substrate and the housing side wall is in contact with the substrate; and
wherein the first wall contacts the first face of the printed circuit board at the perimeter and the cavity is disposed above the first face within the perimeter;
a skin layer disposed on the support panel and the electronic assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,925,171

SURFACE TREATED COPPER FOIL, SURFACE TREATED COPPER FOIL WITH RESIN LAYER, COPPER FOIL WITH CARRIER, LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD, HEAT DISSIPATION SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A surface treated copper foil, comprisinga copper foil, and
a roughening treatment layer on at least one surface of the copper foil,
wherein a surface of the side of the roughening treatment layer of the surface treated copper foil satisfies one or more selected from the following items (1-1) to (1-3) and
(1-1) a roughness Sq is 0.16 to 0.30 ?m,
(1-2) a roughness Ssk is ?0.6 to ?0.35,
(1-3) a roughness Sa is 0.12 to 0.23 ?m,
a glossiness of a TD of the surface of the side of the roughening treatment layer of the surface treated copper foil is 70% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,925,167

MODULAR EXPANSION CARD BUS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a card comprising:
a connector on a first edge of the card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of a circuit board such that the card and the circuit board are oriented parallel to one another;
a connector on a second edge of the card configured to couple with a corresponding connector of an adjacent card mounted in a same plane as the card; and
a mounting slot configured to restrict movement of the card in a first direction and allow at least some movement of the card in a second direction, wherein the mounting slot is configured to limit the movement of the card in the second direction to a distance that is less than a width of the connector on the second edge of the card.

US Pat. No. 10,925,166

PROTECTION FIXTURE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A fixture for a printed circuit board assembly, the fixture comprising:a body having a first arm and a second arm extending from a base, an interior surface of the first arm facing an interior surface of the second arm;
a first ridge extending from the interior surface of the first arm and defining a first gap between the first ridge and the interior surface of the second arm, the first gap being sized to receive and support a flexible printed circuit board portion of the printed circuit board assembly; and
at least one second ridge extending from the interior surface of the first arm and defining a second gap between the at least one second ridge and the interior surface of the second arm, the second gap being sized to receive and support a rigid printed circuit board portion of the printed circuit board assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,925,159

CIRCUIT DEVICE

Dongguan Luxshare Technol...

1. A circuit device, comprising:a circuit board, having a plurality of contacts on a first face of the circuit board and a connector on a second face of the circuit board opposite to the first face, wherein the contacts comprise a plurality of first contacts and a plurality of second contacts, the circuit board comprises a hollow part, and the hollow part is defined through the circuit board from the first face of the circuit board to the second face of the circuit board; and
a plurality of cables, wherein one of two ends of each of the cables is on the first face of the circuit board and is connected to the corresponding contact, the other end of each of the cables passes through the hollow part of the circuit board, extends to the second face of the circuit board, and extends outwardly, and the cables comprise a plurality of first cable lines connected to the first contacts and a plurality of second cable lines connected to the second contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,925,153

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE CONNECTION PADS FOR HIGH SPEED CABLES

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:first and second signal wire bond pads; and
first, second, and third ground wire bond pads, wherein the first and second signal wire bond pads and the first and second ground wire bond pads are arranged in a line with the first and second signal wire bond pads between the first and second ground wire bond pads, and wherein the third ground wire bond pad is arranged between the first and second signal wire bond pads but is not in line with the first and second signal wire bond pads, wherein the printed circuit board is arranged to couple a single-drain cable such that a first signal conductor of the single-drain cable is connected to the first signal wire bond pad, a second signal conductor of the single-drain cable is connected to the second signal wire bond pad, and a ground conductor of the single-drain cable is connected to the third ground wire bond pad.

US Pat. No. 10,925,152

DIELECTRIC COATING FOR CROSSTALK REDUCTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:a substrate;
first and second microstrip conductors located on a surface of the substrate;
a solder mask covering the surface of the substrate and the first and second microstrip conductors; and
a dielectric coating disposed on the solder mask, on an opposite side of the solder mask from the first and second microstrip conductors, wherein a thickness of the dielectric coating is selected to provide a ratio of capacitive coupling to self capacitance for each of the first and second microstrip conductors to be approximately equal, within 25%, to a ratio of inductive coupling to self inductance for each of the first and second microstrip conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,925,146

ION SOURCE CHAMBER WITH EMBEDDED HEATER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An ion source chamber, comprising:a face plate having an extraction aperture through which ions exit;
a rear plate, opposite the face plate;
walls connecting the face plate and the rear plate, the face plate, the rear plate and the walls defining an enclosed volume;
a heater disposed in the enclosed volume, wherein radiant heat from the heater heats an interior surface of the enclosed volume;
one or more coils disposed on a portion of an exterior of the walls; and
an RF power supply in communication with the one or more coils to generate a plasma within the enclosed volume, wherein the enclosed volume that is surrounded by the one or more coils defines a plasma generation region, and the heater is not disposed in the plasma generation region.

US Pat. No. 10,925,145

DEVICE FOR GENERATING COMPRESSED FLUIDS

Paolo SANGERMANO, Rome (...

1. A device for generating compressed fluids, the device comprising:a first process chamber A for containing and treating a first reaction material, the first process chamber A having an inlet that receives the first reaction material into the first process chamber A;
a second process chamber B for containing and treating a second reaction material the second process chamber B having an inlet that receives the second reaction material into the second process chamber B;
a third process chamber C, for containing and treating of a fluid designed to be compressed,
wherein the first process chamber A, the second process chamber B, and the third process chamber C are each distinct sealed chambers separate from each other,
wherein the first process chamber A is adjacent the third process chamber C and the second process chamber B is embedded within the third process chamber C;
a nebulization pump (N) operatively connected to the first process chamber and to the second process chamber B, the nebulization pump (N) configured for nebulization of the first reaction material taken from the first process chamber and consequent entry of nebulized first reaction material into the second process chamber B; and
a magnetron (M) arranged adjacent the third process chamber C, the magnetron (M) configured to provide an emission of radio waves with variable frequencies in a direction into said second process chamber B,
wherein said radio waves, emitted by said magnetron (M) into the second process chamber B, interact with said nebulized first reaction material and the second reaction material, in solid form, contained in said second process chamber B, to thereby produce a high energy plasma that creates a temperature increase in the fluid contained in the third process chamber C to thereby warm-up and by being warmed-up compresses the fluid contained in the third process chamber C.

US Pat. No. 10,925,140

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION AND ILLUMINATION OF REGIONS OF INTEREST

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. An illumination system, comprising:a light assembly configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite;
a plurality of light sources positioned within the light assembly and configured to emit light;
at least one imager configured to capture image data; and
a controller configured to:
scan the image data in at least one region of interest for a shaded region;
identify a location of the shaded region within the region of interest; and
control the light assembly to activate at least one of the light sources to emit light impinging on the shaded region within the region of interest.