US Pat. No. 10,112,202

CYCLONIC AIR-COOLED MICROGRAVITY MILL

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. A cyclonic system for performing subtractive machining in microgravity systems, the cyclonic system comprising:an enclosure having a top plate, a base plate, and a tapered side wall joining the top plate to the base plate, wherein the enclosure defines a chamber to house a milling machine having a cutter tool;
a blower to generate an airstream to be used to induce a cyclonic airflow to achieve cyclonic separation within the enclosure, wherein the cyclonic airflow is configured to urge debris from the milling machine toward the base plate; a flow splitter to receive the airstream from the blower and to divide the airstream across a plurality of air conduits, wherein at least two air conduits of the plurality of air conduits are fluidly coupled with the enclosure, each of the at least two air conduits being positioned at a different injection site and configured to inject air tangentially into the enclosure to generate at least a portion of the cyclonic airflow; and
a debris collection module to collect the debris from the milling machine.

US Pat. No. 10,112,190

FLUIDIZED-BED CRACKING OF BUTENE TO FORM PROPYLENE AND ETHYLENE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A fluidized-bed method of cracking butene to form propylene and ethylene, comprising:contacting a butene-containing hydrocarbon stream with a core-shell ZSM catalyst in a fluidized-bed reactor to form a product stream comprising propylene and ethylene,
wherein at least 50 wt % of the butene-containing hydrocarbon stream is butene. and
wherein the core-shell ZSM catalyst comprises:
a ZSM-5 core, and
a silica shell having a thickness in the range of 0.5 to 50 ?m, which covers at least a portion of a surface of the ZSM-5 core.

US Pat. No. 10,112,174

STABILIZATION OF AMINE-CONTAINING CO2 ADSORBENTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Abdelhamid Sayari, Ottaw...

1. A method of stabilizing an amine-containing CO2 adsorbent over multiple adsorption-desorption cycles comprising:(a) an adsorption step of contacting said amine-containing CO2 adsorbent with one or more humid gas streams to stabilize the adsorbent and to form a CO2-loaded amine-containing adsorbent, and
(b) a subsequent desorption step of contacting said CO2-loaded amine-containing adsorbent with one or more humid or one or more dry gas streams, wherein said contacting steps are repeated during said multiple adsorption-desorption cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,171

REGENERABLE SYSTEM FOR THE REMOVAL OF SULFUR COMPOUNDS FROM A GAS STREAM

Regents of the University...

1. A sulfidized sorbent composition comprising a porous silica support material impregnated with CuO nanoparticles,wherein the nanoparticles are essentially uniformly distributed throughout the porous silica support and sulfur compounds are adsorbed on the nanoparticles, and
wherein the nanoparticles have an average diameter of about 1 to about 8 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,169

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ULTRASOUND IDENTIFICATION AND MANIPULATION OF MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYS...

1. A system for resolving molecular bonds, comprising:an ultrasonic probe configured to direct ultrasound radiation to molecules to be manipulated;
a magnetometer configured to measure a magnetic signal associated with the molecules; and
a controller coupled to the ultrasonic probe and the magnetometer, the controller configured to:
incrementally increase power of the ultrasound radiation until dissociation of bonds binding the molecules is detected using the measured magnetic signal; and
identify the molecules based on the power of the ultrasound radiation provided to induce the dissociation of the bonds.

US Pat. No. 10,112,159

BI-DIRECTIONAL BLENDER

1. A bi-directional blender, comprisinga cup,
a cup holder rotatably connected with the cup at one end by a threaded flange,
an upper base for receiving the cup holder, and
a base connected with the upper base by wedging,
wherein a first blending blade and a second blending blade are provided within an interior cavity of the cup, the first blending blade is connected with the second blending blade through a rotation shaft fixedly connected at one end of the first blending blade, wherein a spacer is arranged between one end of the second blending blade and the rotation shaft and is embedded into an inner wall groove at one end of the second blending blade, such that the second blending blade is provided at its other end with a first sealing ring which is embedded into an inner wall groove at the other end of the second blending blade, and wherein:
the cup holder is a through cup holder with two open ends and is provided with a first bearing at one end and a cup holder bottom cover at its other end; the first bearing is arranged in an inner wall groove at one end of the cup holder; the bottom cover is connected with the cup holder by a screw and a nut; the bottom cover is provided at one end with a gear fixing rod on which a gear set is arranged; the gear set is provided at one side with a second bearing and a second sealing ring which are embedded into an internal through groove of the cup holder; the bottom cover is provided at its other end with a blade head which is arranged on a blade holder; the blade holder is arranged in an inner pedestal of an upper base; the upper base is provided at one end with a bump through which the upper base is connected with the base by wedging; the base is provided at two ends with concave grooves which match with the bump; the base is provided at one end with a lower base having a groove on its outer surface which is also provided at one end with a bump and is connected with the base through the bump by wedging; and an outer surface of one end of the lower base is provided with a decoration ring which is embedded in the groove on the outer surface of the lower base.

US Pat. No. 10,112,157

PIVOTING BLENDER

Tomzi International, Ltd....

1. A blender assembly comprising:a blender motor assembly comprising:
a housing containing a motor;
a first pivot pin extending outwardly from the housing; and
a second pivot pin extending outwardly from the housing, co-linear with the first pivot pin;
a blender container removably attachable to the housing and engageable with the motor;
a pivot base pivotally supporting the blender motor assembly, the pivot base comprising:
a base portion located under the housing;
a first sidewall extending upwardly from the base portion, the first sidewall comprising a first pivot pin hole such that the first pivot pin is inserted into the first pivot pin hole;
a second sidewall extending upwardly from the base portion, distal from the first sidewall such that the housing is insertable between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, the second sidewall comprising a second pivot pin hole such that the second pivot pin is inserted into the second pivot pin hole; and
a locking mechanism mounted in the second sidewall and adapted to move between a locked position wherein the locking mechanism directly engages the housing and restricts the housing from pivoting relative to the pivot base and an unlocked position wherein the locking mechanism is disengaged from the housing and the housing is pivotable relative to the pivot base.

US Pat. No. 10,112,152

PROTON CONDUCTING CERAMIC MEMBRANE

PROTIA AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A proton conducting ceramic membrane comprising a conducting layer, wherein said conducting layer comprises a mixture of:(i) a rare-earth tungstate of formula (I)
(Lnz1Dpz2)aWb-cM1cO12-y  (I)
wherein
Ln is Y, an element numbered 57 to 71, or a mixture thereof;
Dp is Y or an element numbered 57 to 71 of the periodic table different from Ln;
Z1 is 0.5 to 1;
Z2 is 0.5 to 0;
M1 is a metal selected from the group consisting of Mo, Re, V, Cr, Nb, U and Mn, or a mixture thereof;
the molar ratio of a:b is 4.8 to 6;
c is 0 to (0.5*b); and
y is 0?y?1.8 and is a number such that formula (I) is uncharged; and
(ii) a mixed metal oxide of formula (II)
Lne-dM3dCr1-fM2fO3-x  (II)
wherein
Ln is Y, an element numbered 57 to 71, or a mixture thereof;
M3 is a metal selected from Ca, Sr or Ba;
M2 is a metal selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, Co, Ti, Mg, Mn, Fe, Ni, Y, Sc, Yb and Lu, or a mixture thereof;
e is 0.95 to 1;
d is 0.4 to 0.01;
f is 0 to 0.5; and
x is 0?x?0.5 and is a number such that formula (II) is uncharged.

US Pat. No. 10,112,143

GRAFTED POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A system, comprising:a chamber having an inlet,
the inlet in fluid communication with a first membrane, the first membrane being configured to receive a material from the inlet and effect at least partial separation of a component of the material,
the first membrane comprising a plurality of graft nanoparticles,
a graft nanoparticle comprising a nanoparticle (a) having an average cross-sectional dimension in the range of from about 1 nm to about 50 nm and (b) having a population of polymer chains attached thereto, and
the plurality of graft nanoparticles being arranged in a periodic lattice structure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,112

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDICATING POSITIONS OF SELECTED SYMBOLS IN A TARGET SEQUENCE

Zynga Inc., San Francisc...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a player of an online game, a first selected sequence of symbols in a first game portion to be played in a first game move in the online game, the first game portion comprising display of one or more symbols, at respective display positions, for selection by the player;
in an automated operation using one more processors, identifying a first shared symbol present in both the first selected sequence and a target sequence obscured from display in a second game portion; and
responsive to the identifying:
changing the second game portion to concurrently reveal the first shared symbol at a first position in the target sequence while maintaining respective obscured display of each remaining symbol of the target sequence; and
presenting, in the first game portion, an animation that gradually removes the first shared symbol from the first game portion and shifts a particular symbol from its current display position to the respective display position occupied by the first shared symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,112,099

PUTTING TRAINING APPARATUS

1. A putting training apparatus comprising:an elongated planar member including:
a bottom surface;
an top surface; and
an aperture;
wherein said aperture extends from and through said top surface to and through said bottom surface;
wherein said elongated planar member planar member is adapted to lie over a ground surface with said bottom surface in contact with said ground surface;
a putting cup;
wherein said putting cup is installed within said aperture and is adapted to receive a golf ball;
a golf ball;
a golf ball positioning mark;
wherein said golf ball positioning mark is imprinted upon said top surface of the planar member;
a first line;
wherein said first line extends linearly from said golf ball positioning mark to said putting cup forming a putting line; and
wherein said first line includes at least one ball positioning mark imprinted along said putting line;
at least one elongated guiding line;
wherein said at least one elongated guiding line is imprinted linearly upon said top surface of said planar member parallel to said putting line and adjacent to said golf ball positioning mark;
a dome member;
wherein said dome member is adapted to be installed upon said putting cup and adapted to make a sound when said golf ball is received within said putting cup;
a putter member including:
a crown portion;
wherein said crown portion includes a line drawn thereon adapted to be visible by a golfer when in use, such that said line is adapted to be placed substantially parallel to said guiding line when said putter member is properly aligned with said putter line; and
an elongated and thin guiding member including:
a head portion; and
a body portion;
wherein said guiding member is removably coupled to said crown portion of said putter member via said body portion, and said head portion is adapted to point towards said at least one elongated guiding line;
wherein said guiding member is adapted to serve as a visual aid to orient said putter member along said putting line and stroking said golf ball along said guiding line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,084

GOLF CLUB HEAD HAVING A SUPPORT TO LIMIT FACEPLATE DEFORMATION

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A golf club head comprising:a body including:
a face plate having a strike surface and an opposing interior surface,
wherein a distance between the strike surface and the opposing interior surface of the face plate defines a thickness of the face plate,
and the thickness of the face plate is uniform;
a rear end; and
a sole connecting the face plate with the rear end, wherein the opposing interior surface of the face plate, an interior surface of the rear end, and an interior surface of the sole partially define a cavity; and
an insert positioned within the cavity, the insert comprising:
a first end configured to contact the entire interior surface of the sole;
a second end opposite the first end; and
a front portion configured to face the opposing interior surface of the face plate, the
front portion having:
a first insert surface in contact with the opposing interior surface of the face plate and positioned between the first end and the second end; and
a second insert surface positioned adjacent and offset from the first insert surface;
wherein the second insert surface is spaced apart from the opposing interior surface of the face plate defining a distance between the second insert surface and the opposing interior surface of the face plate; and
wherein the distance between the second insert surface and the opposing interior surface of the face plate ranges from 0.005-0.060 inch.

US Pat. No. 10,112,050

ELECTRODE SELECTION FOR SUB-THRESHOLD MODULATION THERAPY

Boston Scientific Neuromo...

1. A method of neuromodulation, the method comprising:determining a ratio between an anodic perception threshold and a cathodic perception threshold for each of a plurality of electrode sets;
selecting an effective electrode set from the plurality of electrode sets based on the ratios; and
providing sub-threshold modulation therapy to a patient, including delivering sub-threshold electrical energy from the effective electrode set.

US Pat. No. 10,112,043

LASER GENERATED SURFACE FINISHES FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND ELECTRODES

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing an electrode for use with an implantable medical device, the electrode including a titanium surface, the method comprising:maintaining a nitrogen gas environment proximate to the titanium surface;
delivering energy to a portion of the titanium surface;
modifying the portion of the titanium surface with the energy delivered to the titanium surface, wherein modifying includes:
increasing a surface area of the portion of the titanium surface; and
removing titanium from the portion of the titanium surface; and
forming titanium nitride by reacting titanium at the portion of the titanium surface with nitrogen from the nitrogen gas environment, wherein the titanium nitride is formed at the portion of the titanium surface where titanium has been removed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,035

CATHETER WITH VESSEL LINING AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Cruzar Medsystems, Inc., ...

1. A method of providing access across a site of obstruction, the method comprising:positioning an inverted, distal portion of a sleeve adjacent to a site of obstruction;
inflating a balloon from a position in which a length of the balloon is situated entirely within a length of a remaining portion of the sleeve such that the balloon moves the distal portion from an inverted position to an everted position so the distal portion extends across the site of obstruction; and
deflating the balloon after eversion so as to provide access across the site of obstruction via a pathway through the sleeve, the pathway extending alongside the deflated balloon, across a juncture between the distal portion and the remaining portion of the sleeve and through a distal end of the distal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,031

CATHETER PACKAGED INSIDE OF A HANDLE ATTACHED TO A CONTAINER

1. A catheter assembly comprising:a catheter packaged inside of a handle that is attached to a container;
wherein the catheter has a proximal end portion that is insertable into a urethra and a distal end portion that includes a valve, where the valve includes a valve seat formed inside of the distal end portion of the catheter and a protrusion is located inside the handle and movable relative to the valve;
wherein the handle has a cavity extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion of the handle, where the distal end portion of the handle is engaged with the valve seat of the catheter to close the valve of the catheter, and where the container is removable from the proximal end portion of the handle to disengage the distal end portion of the handle from the valve seat of the catheter and to expose the proximal end portion of the catheter; and
wherein a flange is formed on an interior surface of the cavity of the handle, and the flange is sized to engage with the protrusion coupled to the exterior of the distal end portion of the catheter;
wherein the valve of the catheter opens when the protrusion of the catheter contacts the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,112,001

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR REMOVING UREMIC TOXINS IN DIALYSIS PROCESSES

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A method of performing dialysis comprising:passing a dialysis fluid in a first flow direction through a sorbent cartridge in fluid communication with at least one of a patient or a dialyzer, the sorbent cartridge including a housing having a zirconium phosphate layer followed by at least one of a urease layer, a zirconium oxide layer, or a carbon layer, wherein the zirconium phosphate layer is first contacted by the dialysis fluid in the first flow direction before the at least one of the urease layer, zirconium oxide layer or carbon layer;
storing the dialysis fluid in a storage container; and
passing the dialysis fluid from the storage container back through the sorbent cartridge in a reverse flow direction from the first flow direction to reach the patient or the dialyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,990

CASSETTE CLAMP MECHANISM

Alcon Research, Ltd., Fo...

1. A surgical cassette clamping system comprising:a bracket system comprising a fastening element configured to engage a surgical cassette;
a pivot arm pivotably connected to the bracket system at a pivot location; and
a clamp motor operably connected to the bracket system to move the bracket system in a first direction;
a biasing system between the pivot arm and the bracket system, the biasing system connecting to the bracket system at a first connecting location and connecting to the pivot arm at a second connecting location to maintain a relatively consistent clamping force on the fastening element engaging the surgical cassette;
wherein the bracket system is configured to move in the first direction, and the fastening element of the bracket system is configured to move in a second direction to secure the surgical cassette;
wherein the bracket system comprises a motion bracket and a clamp bracket, the clamp bracket comprising the fastening element and the motion bracket comprising the first connecting location.

US Pat. No. 10,111,801

APPARATUS FOR RELIEVING BACK PAIN

1. An apparatus for performing spinal decompression, comprising:a surface for receiving a user, the surface being inclined at an angle, obtuse to a vertical position, the surface having a pair of opposing, parallel sides, each of the pair of opposing, parallel sides having an aperture formed therein;
a support for each of the parallel sides, each support comprising:
a rod having a first end insertable into the aperture and a second end;
the second end inserted into a body; and
an armrest extending outwardly from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,798

METHOD OF FORMING SHEET METAL CASKET SHELL

Batesville Services, Inc....

1. A casket shell precursor from which to fabricate a casket shell, said casket shell precursor comprising a rectangular tube having a pair of opposed side walls and a pair of opposed end walls, said casket shell precursor comprising:a single continuous length of sheet metal having a pair of opposite ends, a planar cross-sectional profile, and configured into said side walls and said end walls,
a rounded corner between adjacent ones of said side walls and said end walls, and
a single weld on one wall of either said side walls or said end walls joining said opposite ends of said single continuous length of sheet metal,
said casket shell precursor sized to contain the remains of a deceased.

US Pat. No. 10,111,793

IV POLE STAND STOP

1. A stop for an IV pole stand having a base mounted on a plurality of wheels and having a pole extending vertically from said base, said stop comprising an attachment member having a central opening adapted to receive said pole, and a stop pad supported on a spring arm cantilevered from said attachment member such that upon said stop pad being stepped on by a person, said spring arm can resiliently deflect downwardly such that said stop pad can be pressed against the floor to hold the pole stand in place on the floor and to resist tipping of the pole stand, wherein said attachment member is a collar comprised of a pair of collar members, a spring for holding said collar members in a closed position such that with said pole received within said central opening said collar members can substantially surround said pole, each of said collar members having a front end and a rear end, the front ends of said collar members being biased to a closed position by said spring, the front ends of said collar members each having a cam surface configured such that upon the front ends of said collar members being forcefully pressed against said pole said cam surfaces can force the front ends of said collar members apart so that said pole can pass therebetween to be received in said central opening and so that when said pole is received in said central opening said spring can resiliently close said collar members, and said stop pad supported on said spring arm cantilevered from one of said collar members such that upon said stop pad being stepped on by the person, said spring arm will resiliently deflect downwardly and said stop pad can be pressed against the floor to hold the pole stand in place on the floor and to resist tipping of the pole stand.

US Pat. No. 10,111,789

WHEELCHAIR WHEEL WINDER

1. A wheelchair hand pedal manual propulsion device that attaches to a wheelchair wheel comprising:a gearbox comprised of a gearbox housing and a plurality of gears configured for speed changing, said plurality of gears encased in said gearbox housing, said gearbox further comprising a drive member that is integrally formed with said housing,
a telescoping hand pedal arm with a first end and a second end, said second end opposite to said first end, wherein said gearbox housing is affixed to said first end,
a pawl and a pawl switch to shift from a forward to backward position with a locked position and a neutral position, said pawl switch located on an exterior surface of said gearbox housing,
a lever to change gears,
a detachable handle, said detachable handle positioned at said second end of said hand pedal arm,
a socket attachment, said socket attachment being attachable at an axis of the wheelchair wheel, said socket attachment configured to receive said drive member such that torque from said drive member is transmitted to said wheelchair wheel,
a first quick release mechanism to detach said drive member from said socket, wherein said gearbox and said drive member are detached from the wheel when said drive member is detached from said socket.

US Pat. No. 10,111,786

TAMPON APPLICATOR INCLUDING BEVELED PORTION

First Quality Hygienic, I...

1. A tampon applicator assembly, comprising:a barrel comprising:
a proximal opening;
a distal opening; and
a wall with an interior surface that defines a channel extending from the proximal opening to the distal opening, the wall comprising a first narrowing portion having a diameter narrower than a distal portion of the channel and comprising a beveled portion which comprises the proximal opening, the channel configured to releasably retain a tampon, wherein the beveled portion has a minimum diameter, and has an internal diameter narrower than an internal diameter of the distal portion of the channel and of the narrowing portion, and wherein the internal diameter of a proximal portion of the beveled portion is narrower than an internal diameter of a distal portion of the beveled portion and where the beveled portion is beveled inward to form the proximal opening; and
a plunger disposed in the barrel and configured for slidable passage through the channel of the barrel, wherein the plunger includes a flared proximal end portion which is deformable, wherein the minimum diameter of the beveled portion is less than a diameter of a proximal portion of the plunger but wherein a minimum diameter of the narrowing portion is not less than a diameter of a proximal portion of the plunger; and wherein the plunger is so disposed that the flared proximal end portion of the plunger is outside of the proximal opening of the barrel and a flared distal end of the plunger is within the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,784

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING DISPOSABLE WEARABLE ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPOSABLE WEARABLE ARTICLE

Zuiko Corporation, Setts...

1. A device for producing a disposable wearable article, comprising:a doubling unit provided in a line for continuously conveying a sheet and configured to double the sheet together with an absorber such that opposite side edges of the sheet having the absorber arranged thereon are proximate to or overlapped with each other; and
a joining/cutting unit provided in the line and configured to join parts of the doubled sheet at opposite sides of a crotch part having the absorber arranged thereon and then cut the joined parts,
the joining/cutting unit including a drum having a peripheral surface and rotatable with the doubled sheet placed on the peripheral surface, at least one joining mechanism configured to join the parts of the doubled sheet at the opposite sides of the crotch part between the joining mechanism and the drum, a cutting mechanism arranged downstream of the joining mechanism in a rotating direction of the drum and configured to cut the parts of the sheet joined by the joining mechanism between the cutting mechanism and the drum, a claw member mounted on the drum to be vertically movable with respect to the peripheral surface of the drum, and a vertically moving cam mechanism configured to move the claw member downward to press a part of the sheet between the crotch parts against the peripheral surface of the drum on a side upstream of the at least one joining mechanism in the rotating direction of the drum and move the claw member upward to release the pressing on a side downstream of the cutting mechanism in the rotating direction of the drum,
the vertically moving cam mechanism including a cam disc having an eccentric cam groove, facing a side surface of the drum and coaxially arranged with the drum and a cam follower provided on the claw member and configured to be engaged with the eccentric cam groove so that the claw member vertically moves according to the rotation of the drum, and
the joining/cutting unit further including a phase adjusting mechanism capable of adjusting a phase of the eccentric cam groove with respect to the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,111,779

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LASER ASSISTED DEEP SCLERECTOMY

I Optima Ltd., Ramat-Gan...

1. A method, comprising:providing a laser scanner, wherein the laser scanner is configured to allow to control a direction of at least two converging beams that are generated from at least two light sources;
identifying a target ablating area of an eye overlying at least one of a Schlemm canal and a trabecular meshwork;
utilizing the laser scanner to control the direction of the at least two converging beams to ablate at least a portion of a scleral tissue overlying a percolation layer above one or both of the Schlemm canal and the trabecular meshwork in the target ablating area of the eye so as to achieve, without a full thickness penetration of the Schlemm's canal or the trabecular meshwork, a percolation of an aqueous humor of the eye to reduce an elevated intra-ocular pressure while causing a minimal thermal damage to the percolation layer and surrounding tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,111,772

GASTRIC TUBES AND METHODS OF USE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A gastric tube for use in a bariatric surgical procedure, comprising:an elongate tube including an outer surface defining a groove in the outer surface, the groove extending along a length of the elongate tube and including:
a proximal portion extending along a proximal end portion of the elongate tube and having a first dimension; and
a distal portion extending along a distal end portion of the elongate tube and having a second dimension, different than the first dimension of the proximal portion; and
a movable component supported in the groove of the elongate tube and movable between an unexpanded configuration in which the movable component is disposed within the groove and an expanded configuration in which at least a portion of the movable component extends outwardly from the outer surface of the elongate tube, wherein the movable component has a distal end that is fixedly coupled to the distal end portion of the elongate tube.

US Pat. No. 10,111,767

SHEATHS USED IN POLYMER SCAFFOLD DELIVERY SYSTEMS

ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYS...

1. A method for crimping, comprising:using a scaffold having a scaffold diameter, the scaffold being made from a polymer tube and having a plurality of rings interconnected by links;
using a balloon catheter;
using a sheath having a sheath diameter, the sheath being configurable between an un-deformed state and a deformed state by radially stretching the sheath along its entire circumference, wherein the sheath is a tube having an undeformed diameter (d0) and when radially stretched the sheath has a deformed diameter (d3) at both ends thereof, and d3>d0;
crimping the scaffold to the balloon catheter including reducing the scaffold diameter from a first diameter (d1) to a second diameter (d2) by plastic deformation of the scaffold, wherein a ratio d1/d2 is at least 2.5; and
reducing recoil effects in the crimped scaffold, comprising steps of
deforming the sheath, including
configuring the sheath into its deformed state to enable the sheath to receive the crimped scaffold, wherein d3>d2,
receiving the crimped scaffold within the sheath configured in the deformed state, and
after the crimped scaffold is received within the sheath configured in the deformed state, allowing the sheath to return to substantially the un-deformed state and attach to a surface of the scaffold rings;
wherein the sheath is configured for being manually removed from the scaffold before the scaffold is placed within a body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,766

INTEGRATED STENT REPOSITIONING AND RETRIEVAL LOOP

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A stent comprising:a tubular body formed of a plurality of interwoven wires interwoven in a braided pattern, the tubular body having a lumen extending therethrough from a first open end of the tubular body end to a second open end of the tubular body, the tubular body having a length measured from the first open end to the second open end and a circumference;
wherein the plurality of interwoven wires defining the braided pattern of the tubular body includes a first wire interwoven with a second wire, each of the first and second wires extending the length of the tubular body;
wherein the first and second wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop at the first open end of the tubular body;
wherein the repositioning and/or retrieval loop comprises a first section formed of the first wire and a second section formed of the second wire, wherein the first section extends circumferentially around a majority of the circumference of the tubular body at the first open end and the second section includes a loop portion extending longitudinally beyond the first open end of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,763

NON-CONTACT CAPACITIVE SENSING SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC LOWER-LIMB PROSTHESIS

Peking University, Beiji...

1. A non-contact capacitive sensing system for a robotic prosthesis, comprising: a sensing front end configured to form coupling capacitors with a human body; a signal sampling unit configured to convert capacitance values of the coupling capacitors to digitalized capacitance signals; and a signal processing unit configured to regulate the digitalized capacitance signals sampled by the signal sampling unit and transmit the regulated digitalized capacitance signals to subsequent processors;wherein the sensing front end is composed of capacitance electrodes with multi channels, each of which is placed between a prosthetic socket and a stump sock and is configured to couple with the human body to form the coupling capacitors; the capacitance electrodes are adhered to an outer surface of the stump sock and insulated from an inner surface of the prosthetic socket with insulated tapes and all electrodes are connected to the signal sampling unit with shielding lines;
wherein the signal sampling unit comprises a capacitance-to-digital (CTD) module disposed over a reference capacitor and a control module; wherein the CTD module is configured to measure a charge-and-recharge cycle time of the reference capacitor and the coupling capacitors under test, and transmit a value to the control module; the control module is configured to calculate under-test capacitance values based on a ratio of charge-and-recharge cycle between the reference capacitor and the coupling capacitors under test, and transmit the capacitance value to the signal processing unit; and
wherein the signal processing unit comprises a digital filter module and a communication module; the digital filter module is configured to remove noises in the capacitance value to obtain filtered data; the communication module is configured to transmit the filtered data to the subsequent processors.

US Pat. No. 10,111,748

PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR REPLACING MITRAL VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method for implanting a prosthetic valve at a mitral valve region of a heart, the mitral valve region having a native mitral annulus, the method comprising:delivering to the native mitral annulus a prosthetic valve comprising:
a frame having an expanded and a collapsed state, the frame having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a main body having an atrial end and a ventricular end, the main body defining inner and outer surfaces;
a lower anchoring portion at the ventricular end of the main body that comprises a plurality of anchors, each of the anchors having a first end that is attached to the main body and a second end that is spaced from the first end; and
an upper anchoring portion at the atrial end of the main body that comprises an atrial portion configured to be positioned on an atrial side of the native mitral annulus, the atrial portion comprising a plurality of struts, the atrial portion having a first end that is attached to the main body and a second end that is spaced from the first end; and
a valve structure attached to the inner surface of the main body of the frame;
wherein when the frame is in the collapsed state, the upper and lower anchoring portions are oriented substantially along the longitudinal axis of the frame;
wherein when the frame transitions from the collapsed state to the expanded state, the lower anchoring portion transitions to a configuration that is no longer oriented substantially along the longitudinal axis of the frame; and
wherein the lower anchoring portion is configured to capture tissue at the ventricular side of the native mitral annulus between the lower anchoring portion and the outer surface of the main body as the frame transitions from the collapsed state to the expanded state; and
expanding the frame to anchor the prosthetic valve at the native mitral annulus.

US Pat. No. 10,111,742

STENT-GRAFT HAVING SUPPORTED TRANSITION STENT AND METHOD

MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.,...

1. A stent-graft comprising:a graft material comprising:
a main body;
a first leg;
a second leg; and
a transition region where the first leg and the second leg meet the main body;
a main body transition stent coupled to the main body;
a transition stent support coupled to the graft material, a transition apex of the main body transition stent being interposed between the transition stent support and the graft material, the transition apex being aligned with the transition region; and
a first leg transition stent coupled to the first leg directly adjacent to the main body transition stent.

US Pat. No. 10,111,738

POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE MEDICAL TEXTILES AND FIBERS

Tepha, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A knitted mesh comprising oriented polymeric monofilament fibers, wherein the polymer consists of P4HB homopolymer and wherein the fibers are produced by a method comprising drying the polymer, extruding the polymer at a temperature between 100° C. and 220° C., allowing the polymer time to crystallize, and then drawing the polymer to stretch ratios from 6 to 11× at a temperature above the polymer's glass transition temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,111,718

MICROWAVE ABLATION SYSTEM WITH USER-CONTROLLED ABLATION SIZE AND METHOD OF USE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A system for planning an ablation procedure, the system comprising:a plurality of ablation probes; and
a generator configured to couple to at least one of the plurality of ablation probes, the generator including:
a generator module configured to generate energy suitable for ablating tissue;
a display configured to display a user interface, the user interface configured to receive a user-selectable ablation shape and at least one probe parameter; and
a processor configured to select at least one of the plurality of ablation probes suitable for forming an ablation volume corresponding to the user-selectable ablation shape based on the at least one probe parameter, the processor being further configured to signal the display to preview the at least one selected ablation probe.

US Pat. No. 10,111,715

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH MEDICAL INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLY WITH LOCALIZATION ELEMENTS FOR TRACKING MEDICAL INSTRUMENT EXTENSION

Veran Medical Technologie...

1. A system for tracking the movement of a medical instrument comprising:(i) a catheter comprising an elongate flexible shaft having a proximal end portion comprising a port, an opposite distal end portion terminating in a tip, and a working channel extending from the port to an exit proximate the tip;
(ii) a medical instrument assembly at least a portion of which is adapted to be inserted into the working channel of the catheter, the medical instrument assembly comprising:
a handle assembly having a first end and a second end, the handle assembly comprising a first handle portion proximate the first end and a second handle portion proximate the second end, wherein the second handle portion is slidably engaged with the first handle portion;
a first localization element providing an output attached to the first handle portion;
a second localization element providing an output attached to the second handle portion; and
a medical instrument having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is mechanically coupled to the second handle portion and wherein a translation of the second handle portion with respect to the first handle portion causes a movement of the medical instrument, the movement corresponding to an extension of the distal end of the medical instrument from the tip; and
(iii) a navigation system adapted to receive the output of the first localization element and second localization element and from that output determine a first position of the first localization element and a second position of the second localization element, and wherein the navigation system is adapted to determine the extension of the distal end of the medical instrument relative to the tip by calculating the distance between the first localization element and the second localization element based on the first position of the first localization element and the second position of the second localization element.

US Pat. No. 10,111,711

ROBOTIC SURGICAL DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

Board of Regents of the U...

1. A robotic device sized to be positioned completely within a patient, the device comprising:a. a body component;
b. a first rotating shoulder component;
c. a second rotating shoulder component;
d. a first movable segmented robotic arm operationally connected to the body component by way of the first shoulder component, the first movable segmented robotic arm comprising:
i. an upper first arm link;
ii. a lower first arm link;
iii. a first operational component; and
iv. at least one first arm motor;
e. a second movable segmented robotic arm operationally connected to the body component by way of the second shoulder component, the second movable segmented robotic arm comprising:
i. an upper second arm link;
ii. a lower second arm link;
iii. a second operational component; and
iv. at least one second arm motor; and
f. an elongate support beam operably coupled to the body component at a distal end of the support beam, wherein the elongate support beam is configured to be positionable through a port into a body cavity of the patient such that a distal portion of the elongate support beam is positioned within the body cavity and a proximal portion of the elongate support beam is positioned outside the body cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,111,695

DISTAL BONE ANCHORS FOR BONE FIXATION WITH SECONDARY COMPRESSION

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A fusion device, comprising:an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end;
a cancellous bone anchor on the distal end, the cancellous bone anchor comprising a helical member wrapped about a respective central axis, an outer edge of the helical member defining an outer boundary;
a break point on the proximal end;
a proximal anchor axially movably carried on the body; anda first surface structure on an external surface of the body that cooperates with a complementary second surface structure on the proximal anchor, wherein the first and second surface structures permit advancing the proximal anchor along a span of the body in the distal direction but that resist axial proximal movement of the proximal anchor at all positions along the span of the body; wherein the proximal anchor comprises an outwardly extending flange and a tubular member extending longitudinally away from the flange towards the cancellous bone anchor, wherein an internal surface of the tubular member comprises the second surface structure.

US Pat. No. 10,111,693

ORTHOPEDIC EXTERNAL COMPRESSION PLATE

1. An orthopedic locking plate unit for connecting and compressing fractured bone without direct contact and friction between the locking plate unit and the fractured bone, wherein the locking plating plate unit comprises:a locking plate, an external apparatus and a holder, the locking plate including a plurality of circular locking holes and at least one elongated hole, the at least one elongated hole provided on at least one side of the locking plate, and the holder being placed at the at least one elongated hole;
wherein said holder is configured to hold the locking plate above the fractured bone for enabling movement of the locking plate in a horizontal direction;
wherein said holder is in a dumbbell shape and comprises a hole throughout a length of the holder at a centre thereof for receiving a drill bit or tap and a longitudinal slit throughout a radius at an outer surface thereof for facilitating press fit and release; and
wherein the external apparatus includes a compression unit, a fixing unit and a box.

US Pat. No. 10,111,691

EXPANDABLE INTRAMEDULLARY SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A system for stabilizing a long bone, the system comprising:an expandable intramedullary nail configured to extend through an intramedullary canal of a long bone, the intramedullary nail having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion having an opening extending therethrough, and the distal portion having one or more expandable fixation members disposed in the intramedullary nail in a contracted position, wherein, upon mechanical actuation of the one or more fixation members, the one or more fixation members linearly extend from the intramedullary nail to an expanded position to securely anchor the distal portion of intramedullary nail in the intramedullary canal; and
a proximal anchor positioned through the opening and configured to secure the proximal portion of the intramedullary nail,
wherein the one or more expandable fixation members have an outer surface that is substantially planar with a curve that conforms to a cross-sectional shape of the intramedullary nail, and
wherein each outer surface of the one or more expandable fixation members is substantially parallel to the intramedullary nail when extended to the expanded position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,677

RETRIEVAL DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A retrieval device having a contracted state and an expanded state, comprising:a sheath defining a longitudinal axis;
a first arm, a second arm, and a third arm; and
a first member extending between a distal end of the first arm and a distal end of the third arm, and a second member extending between a distal end of the second arm and the distal end of the third arm;
wherein in the expanded state, from a distal-end view, the first and second members and the distal ends of the first arm, second arm, and third arm form a V-shape with an open mouth, and wherein a distal end of the third arm is parallel to the longitudinal axis in the expanded state.

US Pat. No. 10,111,670

EXPANDABLE VASCULAR OCCLUSION DEVICE WITH LEAD FRAMING COIL

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. An occlusion device comprising:an inner embolic element comprising a proximal section and a distal section, wherein the distal section has a first stiffness and the proximal section has a second stiffness that differs from the first stiffness; and
an expandable mesh capable of being transformed between a collapsed position and an expanded position,
wherein the expandable mesh is disposed over a portion of the proximal section of the inner embolic element, and
wherein the occlusion device is permanently deployed into an aneurysm.

US Pat. No. 10,111,667

SUTURELESS VASCULAR ANASTOMOSIS CONNECTION

ASFORA IP, LLC, Sioux Fa...

1. A sutureless vascular anastomosis system, comprising:a connector configured to couple with a first vessel and a second vessel when the connector is inserted into an incision of the second vessel and configured to be inserted into a lumen of a support tube, the connector having a deployable barb that is integrally formed in the connector, the deployable barb having a barb junction integrally formed in the connector, the deployable barb configured to bend away from the connector at the barb junction in a direction towards the second vessel when deployed, the support tube configured to secure the first vessel to the second vessel, the support tube having a body configured to partially house the first vessel and a ring disposed circumferentially about and raised over a surface of the body; and
an incision seal configured to couple with the connector, the incision seal comprising a groove disposed within a lumen formed by an interior surface of the incision seal, the groove configured to couple with the ring when the support tube is received into the lumen of the incision seal, the deployable barb being configured to puncture a wall of the second vessel and to engage with the incision seal, the incision seal having a base configured to support the wall and also having a lumen configured to receive the support tube.

US Pat. No. 10,111,666

DISSOLVABLE SLEEVE CONFIGURATIONS TO AID GRAFT DEPLOYMENT

Cook Medical Technologies...

18. A prosthesis comprising:a self-expanding stent having a distal end, a middle portion, and a proximal end, the distal and proximal ends comprising one or more barbs; and
a graft body;
wherein the distal end of the self-expanding stent comprises a radially compressed configuration and a distal end sleeve comprising a distal section having a thinner wall thickness and a proximal section having a thicker wall thickness, wherein the proximal section is located proximally adjacent to the distal section;
wherein the proximal end of the self-expanding stent comprises a radially compressed configuration and a proximal end sleeve comprising a proximal section having a thinner wall thickness and a distal section having a thicker wall thickness, wherein the proximal section having the thinner wall thickness is located proximally adjacent the distal section having the thicker wall thickness;
wherein the distal end sleeve and the proximal end sleeve are dissolvable, wherein the distal section of the proximal end sleeve is configured to dissolve at a rate which is slower than a rate of the proximal section of the proximal end sleeve, and wherein the proximal section of the distal end sleeve is configured to dissolve at a rate which is slower than a rate of the distal section of the distal end sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,111,664

CLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTE...

1. A closure component configured to cooperate with tissue and be delivered from an elongate member, the closure component comprising:at least two distally extending legs;
a narrow region proximal the at least two distally extending legs; and
a fastener disposed relative to the at least two distally extending legs with a portion of the fastener extending distally beyond the narrow region in a pre-deployed configuration, the fastener configured to direct opposing legs of the at least two distally extending legs inwardly towards one another;
wherein the closure component has a deployed configuration where the opposing legs of the at least two distally extending legs are directed inwardly towards one another to engage and cooperate with the tissue and a portion of the closure component at the narrow region has fractured under strain to separate the closure component from the elongate member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,660

SURGICAL STAPLER FLEXIBLE DISTAL TIP

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A tool assembly for a surgical device, comprising:a first jaw member defining a first tissue contact surface;
a second jaw member defining a second tissue contact surface, the first jaw member and the second jaw member being movable in relation to each other between open and closed positions, wherein, in the closed position, the first and second tissue contact surfaces are spaced apart from each other and define a tissue gap; and
a compressible material secured to a distal end of the first jaw member,
the compressible material engaging the second jaw member when the first and second jaw members are in the closed position and including a textured surface having raised protrusions that are configured to contact tissue of a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,111,657

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PARAMETERS OF LINEAR MOTION IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a housing;
an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis;
a firing rod disposed at least partially within the elongated shaft;
a drive mechanism disposed at least partially within the elongated shaft, the drive mechanism being in mechanical cooperation with the firing rod;
a sensor that senses changes in an electric field between the firing rod and the elongated shaft;
a signal generator that generates a pulse signal including a plurality of pulses, wherein widths of the plurality of pulses vary with the changes in the electric field between the firing rod and the elongated shaft;
a measurement unit that measures the widths of the plurality of pulses; and
a data processor that determines a parameter of motion of the firing rod based on the measured widths of the plurality of pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,111,648

PROCEDURAL SHEATH ADAPTER FOR VASCULAR CLOSURE DEVICE

TERUMO PUERTO RICO, LLC, ...

1. A sheath adapter configured for use between a tissue puncture closure device and a procedural sheath, the procedural sheath adapted for insertion into a tissue puncture, and the tissue puncture closure device adapted for partial insertion into the procedural sheath and sealing of the tissue puncture, the sheath adapter comprising:a sheath connection portion positioned at a distal end of the sheath adapter, the sheath connection portion including at least one latch member configured to releasably mount the sheath adapter to the procedural sheath by extending into a recess of the procedural sheath;
a closure device connection portion of the body positioned at a proximal end of the sheath adapter, the distal end and the proximal end being opposite ends of the sheath adapter with respect to a central axis of the adapter, said central axis extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the proximal end defining a proximal end wall which faces a direction along the central axis away from the distal end, said proximal end wall, as viewed in a cross-section taken along the central axis, extending perpendicular to the central axis;
the closure device connection portion having at least one connection aperture opening on the proximal end wall and sized to releasably mount the sheath adapter to the tissue closure device by receiving a sheath connection member of the tissue closure device, the at least one connection aperture having a closed perimeter within the closure device connection portion and being disposed radially inward, with respect to the central axis, of the at least one latch member;
an open aperture opening on the proximal end wall and configured to receive passage of a carrier tube of the tissue puncture closure device through the sheath adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,111,595

METHOD FOR CHECKING TOOTH POSITIONS

Sirona Dental Systems GMB...

1. A method for checking tooth positions, the method comprising:determining a positional relationship between a surface of a tooth stump and a position of a tooth root or implant based on three-dimensional volume data from an initial radiographic exposure,
wherein (i) the tooth stump and the tooth root are part of a same tooth, or (ii) the tooth stump is attached to the implant;
calculating an initial position and orientation of the tooth root or implant relative to a jawbone using the positional relationship between the surface of the tooth stump and the position of the tooth root or implant; and
calculating an altered position and orientation of the tooth root or implant relative to the jawbone using (i) non-radiographic data of the surface of the tooth stump acquired after the initial radiographic exposure, and (ii) the determined positional relationship between the surface of the tooth stump and the position of the tooth root or implant,
wherein the altered position and orientation of the tooth root or implant is different from the initial position and orientation of the tooth root or implant.

US Pat. No. 10,111,581

THERMAL DEFOGGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An optical scanning device comprising:an optical element for transmission of optical signals;
a primary housing that houses the optical element, the primary housing comprising a head configured for insertion into a patient oral cavity, the head of the primary housing defining an aperture for transmission of the optical signals; and
a defogging element coupled to the primary housing, the defogging element comprising:
a transparent element positioned within the aperture, at least one side of the transparent element facing an external environment; and
a transparent conductive layer covering an area on a surface of the transparent element, the area of the transparent conductive layer having a size that at least partially covers an optical footprint of the transparent element for the optical signals to be transmitted through the transparent element; and
a disposable sleeve coupled to and covering the head of the primary housing, wherein the disposable sleeve protects the optical scanning device from contact with the patient oral cavity, the disposable sleeve comprising:
an additional aperture that aligns with the aperture; and
an additional transparent element in the additional aperture, the additional transparent element lacking a conductive layer;
wherein an air gap separates the additional transparent element from the transparent element, and wherein responsive to application of electrical power to the transparent conductive layer, the transparent conductive layer generates heat that is thermally communicated across the air gap to the additional transparent element to defog the additional transparent element of the disposable sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,111,474

SPORTMAN'S GARMENT WITH VOLUME REDUCTION ARRANGEMENT

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A garment configured to be worn by a human, the garment comprising:a torso portion including an inner side and an outer side; and
a volume reduction arrangement provided on the torso portion, the volume reduction arrangement including a first strap, a second strap, a first strap adjustment member, and a second strap adjustment member, wherein the first strap is a first elastic cord, the first strap adjustment member is a first cord lock, the second strap is a second elastic cord, and the second strap adjustment member is a second cord lock, and wherein:
a first portion of the first strap is connected to a left side of the torso portion,
the first strap adjustment member is connected to a right side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the first strap engages the first strap adjustment member on the right side of the torso portion,
a first portion of the second strap is connected to the right side of the torso portion,
the second strap adjustment member is connected to the left side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the second strap engages the second strap adjustment member on the left side of the torso portion, and
the first strap crisscrosses the second strap on a lower portion of the torso portion adjacent a waist region of a wearer when worn.

US Pat. No. 10,111,466

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Nicoventures Holdings Lim...

1. An electronic cigarette comprising a generally cylindrical housing with a proximal mouth end and a distal end, and within the housing:a vaporizer to produce vapor to be delivered to the mouth end;
a battery; and
sensor circuitry to detect a user drawing on the mouth end and connect the battery to power the vaporizer to produce vapor,
the vaporizer comprising:
a tube having inlet and outlet ends and extending longitudinally of the housing, first and second supports at opposite ends of the tube for directing airflow into and out of the tube from the inlet to the outlet, wherein the first support is located at the inlet end of the tube and the second support is located at the outlet end of the tube,
a vaporizable liquid holder containing a vaporizable liquid extending around the tube, wicking fibers extending through side openings in the tube and configured to wick the vaporizable liquid from the vaporizable liquid holder into the tube,
an electrical heater coil in the tube configured to be powered by the battery to vaporize liquid on the wicking fibers in the tube, so that vapor is supplied along the tube to the outlet end when the user draws thereon, and
an airflow restrictor to channel and accelerate the flow of air along the tube towards a central portion of the heater coil, wherein the airflow restrictor is located in the tube between the first support and the heater coil.

US Pat. No. 10,111,376

SEED DEPTH AUTO-LEARN SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH A SEED DEPTH DEVICE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PLANTER

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A seed depth device for an agricultural planter comprising:an electric motor;
an actuator driven by the electric motor and constructed and arranged to move between a home position and a full extension position;
a first stop proximate to the actuator when in the home position;
at least one controller including a computing processor and a computer readable storage medium configured to control the electric motor; and
a seed depth auto-learn system at least in-part stored and executed by the at least one controller, the seed depth auto-learn system configured to learn the home position based at least in-part on the actuator stalling upon the first stop, wherein the seed depth auto-learn system includes a positive direction stall module configured to;
initiate a first positive motion of the seed depth device in a positive direction for a predetermined first distance,
determine if the seed depth device is stalled,
initiate a second positive motion in the positive direction for a predetermined second distance if not stalled,
determine if the seed depth device is stalled, and
record an unverified home position after the seed depth device has stalled.
US Pat. No. 10,112,892

PROCESS FOR PREPARING POLYISOCYANATES

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A continuous process for liquid phase preparation of a polyisocyanate by reaction of a corresponding polyamine with phosgene, with a corresponding carbamoyl chloride and a corresponding amine hydrochloride occurring as intermediates, comprising:(i) mixing a phosgene-containing stream, a polyamine-containing stream and a stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride in a mixing device to obtain a mixed stream, where phosgene is used in a stoichiometric excess of from >0% to 50% of theory, based on the amine groups of the polyamine present in the polyamine-containing stream;
(ii) conveying the mixed stream obtained in step (i) through a reactor in which an absolute pressure of from 20 bar to 60 bar and a temperature of from 80° C. to 200° C., prevail, thereby forming a stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride;
(iii) optionally discharging a gaseous purge stream from the stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride which is formed in step (ii), giving a stream which contains carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride and has been depleted in gaseous components, and
(iv) dividing the stream containing carbamoyl chloride obtained in step (ii) or the stream contains carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride and has been depleted in gaseous components obtained in step (iii) into two substreams, where
(a) one substream is used as the stream containing carbamoyl chloride and amine hydrochloride in step (i) and
(b) the other substream converted into the desired polyisocyanate.
US Pat. No. 10,111,888

INTRANASAL 0.15% AND 0.24% TESTOSTERONE GEL FORMULATIONS AND USE THEREOF FOR TREATING ANORGASMIA OR HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDER

ACERUS BIOPHARMA INC., O...

1. A method of treating a female for anorgasmia, said method comprising:(a) depositing an intranasal testosterone gel in an amount of between about 50 microliters and 150 microliters in each nasal cavity of each nostril of the female onto a mucosal membrane on an outer external nasal wall, opposite the nasal septum, preferably at about the middle to about the upper section of the outer external nasal wall and just under the cartilage section of the outer external nasal wall, to nasally deliver to the subject the intranasal testosterone gel to effectively treat the anorgasmia, wherein the testosterone gel comprises:
(i) about 0.15% testosterone by weight of the intranasal testosterone gel, wherein the testosterone has a particle size of greater than 10 ?m to prevent the testosterone particles from entering the respiratory tract following said nasal deposition; and
(ii) a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle; and
(b) squeezing or rubbing the exterior of the nose of the female following said nasal deposition to contact the nasally deposited intranasal testosterone gel with the nasal septum mucosal membrane within the nasal cavity, so that at least a portion of the deposited intranasal testosterone gel remains in contact with the mucosal membranes on the outer nasal wall and the nasal septum within the nasal cavity for sustained release of the testosterone from the intranasal testosterone gel over dose life.
US Pat. No. 10,113,179

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING GENOMES

BENSON HILL BIOSYSTEMS, I...

1. A method of modifying a nucleotide sequence at a target site in the genome of a eukaryotic cell, said method comprising:introducing into said eukaryotic cell
(i) a DNA-targeting RNA, or a DNA polynucleotide encoding a DNA-targeting RNA, wherein the DNA-targeting RNA comprises: (a) a first segment comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to a targeted sequence in the genome of said eukaryotic cell; and (b) a second segment that interacts with a Cpf1 polypeptide; and
(ii) a Cpf1 polypeptide, or a polynucleotide encoding a Cpf1 polypeptide, wherein the Cpf1 polypeptide comprises: (a) an RNA-binding portion that interacts with the DNA-targeting RNA; and (b) an activity portion that exhibits site-directed enzymatic activity,wherein said Cpf1 polypeptide has at least 95% identity with a sequence selected from the group consisting of: SEQ ID NOs: 125, 133, 138, 142, 143, and 173, and has Cpf1 nuclease activity, wherein said method modifies said nucleotide sequence at said target site, wherein said targeted sequence is located immediately 3? of a PAM site in the genome of said eukaryotic cell, wherein said Cpf1 polypeptide recognizes a TTTC PAM site, and wherein said genome of a eukaryotic cell is a nuclear, plastid, or mitochondrial genome.
US Pat. No. 10,112,414

IMAGE RECORDING METHOD AND IMAGE RECORDED ARTICLE

Fujifilm Corporation, To...

1. An image recording method, comprising:subjecting a recording substrate to a surface treatment by irradiating an image recording surface of the recording substrate with light from excimer emission using a xenon gas, the recording substrate comprising an aggregate of non-absorbent or low absorbent fiber materials; and
applying an ink composition by an ink jet method onto the image recording surface of the recording substrate after the surface treatment,
wherein the fiber materials comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of polypropylene fibers and polyethylene fibers, and
wherein the aggregate is a non-woven fabric.
US Pat. No. 10,111,907

METHODS OF TREATING ISCHEMIA

Fate Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method of increasing stem or progenitor cell homing to an ischemic tissue or a tissue damaged by ischemia, comprising:(a) treating stem or progenitor cells ex vivo with a prostaglandin pathway agonist and a glucocorticoid; and
(b) administering a composition comprising the treated stem or progenitor cells to a subject having an ischemic tissue or a tissue damaged by ischemia.
US Pat. No. 10,111,937

METHOD OF REDUCING ACCUMULATION OF INTRACELLULAR TINGIBLE BODY MACROPHAGES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of reducing accumulation of intracellular tingible body macrophages comprising:contacting a macrophage having an accumulation of tingible bodies with a human lysosomal phospholipase A2 (LPLA2) derivative having LPLA2 enzymatic activity in an amount effective to reduce the accumulation of tingible body macrophages, wherein the derivative is selected from the group consisting of a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising one or more mannose residues, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising one or more mannose 6-phosphate residues, a fragment of a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising a length of 50-275 residues with the catalytic active site corresponding to amino acids 196-200 of SEQ ID NO:1, a fragment of a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 comprising a length of 50-275 residues with amino acid residues Cys65 and Cys89 of SEQ ID NO:1, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with polyethylene glycol, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with polylysine, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with a lipid, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with a steroid, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with a carbohydrate, a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with an oligonucleotide and a LPLA2 of SEQ ID NO:1 with an antibody Fc domain.
US Pat. No. 10,111,441

SYNTHESIS OF SILVER-PMMA NANOCOMPOSITE FILM USING HERBAL EXTRACT

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A method for synthesis of a silver-PMMA nanocomposite film, comprising the steps of:dissolving silver nitrate in water to obtain an aqueous solution of silver ions;
extracting buds of Aristolochia bracteolate in water to obtain an aqueous Aristolochia extract;
mixing the aqueous solution of silver ions with the aqueous Aristolochia extract to obtain silver nanoparticles in water;
mixing the silver nanoparticles in water with poly (methyl methacrylate) [PMMA] in an organic solvent at 80° C. to obtain a colloidal solution of a nanocomposite of silver nanoparticles and PMMA;
casting the colloidal solution on a support; and
evaporating the organic solvent at room temperature to obtain a silver-PMMA nanocomposite film;
wherein the step of dissolving silver nitrate in water comprises the step of dissolving silver nitrate in distilled water at 60° C. under continuous stirring.
US Pat. No. 10,113,010

METHOD FOR ISOLATING CARBOHYDRATE ALKYLCARBAMATES

CREASEARCH BVBA, Tienen ...

1. A method for isolating a carbohydrate alkylcarbamate from a composition containing a solution of said alkylcarbamate dissolved in a first solvent which does not contain groups that are reactive with a carbohydrate, isocyanate or carbohydrate alkylcarbamate or for preparing a product comprising the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the method comprising the following steps:a) adding a second solvent to the composition containing the solution of the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the second solvent having the following properties:
the second solvent forms a solution with a mixture of the first solvent and carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the second solvent forms a solution with the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, and the second solvent has a boiling point that is at least 5° C. higher than the boiling point of the first solvent, wherein the first solvent is a polar solvent, and
b) removing the first solvent in a removing step, the removing step consisting of removing the first solvent from the composition obtained in step a) by applying a reduced pressure, the resulting composition containing less than 5% (v/v) of the first solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,113,266

TREATMENT OF FILAMENTS OR YARN

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A method for treating a filament or yarn comprising:(a) forming a first mixture of reagents comprising first multi-functional isocyanate oligomers and first multi-functional epoxy oligomers, wherein the ratio of total isocyanate groups to total epoxy groups in the first mixture is in the range of from 0.8 to 1.2,
(b) dipping a filament or yarn into the first mixture of reagents,
(c) removing solvent from the dipped filament or yarn,
(d) dipping the filament or yarn from step (c) into a catalyst whereby the first isocyanate oligomers and the first epoxy oligomers form a network on the surface of the filament or yarn,
(e) forming a second mixture of reagents comprising second multi-functional isocyanate oligomers and second multi-functional epoxy oligomers, wherein the ratio of total isocyanate groups to total epoxy groups in the second mixture is in the range of from 0.8 to 1.2,
(f) dipping the filament or yarn of step (d) into the second mixture of reagents, and
(g) dipping the filament or yarn from step (f) into a catalyst whereby the second isocyanate oligomers and the second epoxy oligomers react to crosslink and form a network on the outer surface of the network formed by the first epoxy and first isocyanate oligomers of step (d), with the proviso that the double bonds present in the second epoxy and second isocyanate oligomers do not participate in the crosslinking reaction.
US Pat. No. 10,113,055

ARTICLE COMPRISING POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER)-POLYSILOXANE COPOLYMER COMPOSITION

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An article comprising a composition,wherein the article is selected from the group consisting of fan blades, battery parts for hybrid and electric vehicles, parts for automotive kinetic energy recovery systems, and electric vehicle junction boxes;
wherein the composition comprises
40 to 75 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether)-polysiloxane block copolymer reaction product comprising a poly(phenylene ether)-polysiloxane block copolymer and a first poly(phenylene ether);
10 to 25 weight percent of a flame retardant comprising an organophosphate ester; and
15 to 30 weight percent of a reinforcing filler;wherein all weight percent values are based on the total weight of the composition; andwherein the composition comprises less than 1 weight percent of a polyamide.
US Pat. No. 10,113,060

BIOBASED RUBBER MODIFIED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER BLENDS

CJ Cheiljedang Corporatio...

1. A composition, comprising a biodegradable branched polymer blend formed by reactive blending of:a. polylactic acid (PLA); and
b. a biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of between ?5° C. and ?50° C. and a weight average molecular weight from 500,000 Daltons to 2,000,000 Daltons, wherein the PHA polymer is a copolymer of:
3-hydroxybutyrate and 4-hydroxybutyrate, wherein the content of 4-hydroxybutyrate in the PHA polymer is from about 25% to about 85% by weight of the PHA polymer;
wherein the copolymer of 3-hydroxybutyrate and 4-hydroxybutyrate is the sole PHA polymer in the polymer blend,
wherein the content of the PHA polymer in the biodegradable branched polymer blend is between about 3% and about 40% by weight of the blend, and
wherein the renewable carbon content of the biodegradable branched polymer blend is at least 95% by weight of the blend,
wherein the biodegradable branched polymer blend was formed by reactive blending of the PLA and the PHA polymer with a branching agent.
US Pat. No. 10,113,091

ADHESIVE FOR HYDROPHOBIC OR WATER-REPELLENT SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KOLON GLOTECH, INC., Gwa...

7. The adhesive composition of claim 1, wherein the modified epoxy resin accounts for about 15 to 45% by weight of the adhesive composition, the modified urethane resin accounts for about 2 to 20% by weight of the adhesive composition, and the inorganic filler in nanoparticle form accounts for about 0.1 to 4% by weight of the adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,111

TREATED FILLERS AND USES THEREOF

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A condensation curable silicone composition comprising:a condensation curable polyorganosiloxane; and
treated particles comprising a particulate solid having an effective amount of nitrogen-containing superbase disposed thereon;
wherein the effective amount of nitrogen-containing superbase disposed on the particulate solid is sufficient to neutralize a substantial number of a plurality of acidic sites on the particulate solid and a substantial number of the acidic sites on the particulate solid are neutralized with the disposed nitrogen-containing superbase.

US Pat. No. 10,117,198

TERMINAL AND TERMINAL SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A terminal synchronization method implemented by a first terminal, the method comprising:establishing a connection with a second terminal;
acquiring attribute information of the first terminal and attribute information of the second terminal, wherein the attribute information of the first terminal and the attribute information of the second terminal both comprise first attribute information and second attribute information, wherein the first attribute information comprises at least one of account information or status information, and wherein the second attribute information comprises at least one of capability information or type information;
determining, according to at least one of first attribute information of the first terminal or first attribute information of the second terminal, whether the first terminal and the second terminal belong to a same account;
acquiring first synchronization data of the first terminal according to second attribute information of the first terminal and second attribute information of the second terminal when the first terminal and the second terminal belong to the same account, wherein the first synchronization data are at least one of common data or personalized data;
synchronizing, by the first terminal, the first synchronization data of the first terminal to the second terminal when the first terminal and the second terminal belong to the same account;
acquiring second synchronization data of the first terminal according to the second attribute information of the first terminal and the second attribute information of the second terminal when the first terminal and the second terminal do not belong to the same account, wherein the second synchronization data comprise only common data; and
synchronizing, by the first terminal, the second synchronization data of the first terminal to the second terminal when the first terminal and the second terminal do not belong to the same account.

US Pat. No. 10,117,193

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL FOR PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNELS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a determining circuitry which, in operation, determines, for each subframe, power for physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a first component carrier which belongs to a first timing advance group (TAG), and determines power for physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission on a second component carrier which belongs to a second TAG, the second TAG being different from the first TAG;
an adjusting circuitry which, in operation, adjusts, when a total transmission power exceeds a maximum output power configured for the communicaiton apparatus PMAX, the power for PUSCH transmission so that the total transmission power after the adjustment does not exceed PMAX on an overlapped portion of the PUSCH transmission on a first subframe of the first component carrier and PRACH transmission on a second subframe of the second component carrier, the second subframe being a subframe with a time offset from the first subframe along a time axis, wherein the power for PRACH transmission is kept unadjusted; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a transport block over the PUSCH of the first component carrier at the adjusted power for PUSCH transmission, and transmits a random access preamble over the PRACH of the second component carrier at the determined power for PRACH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,117,127

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR COMMUNICATING RADIO ACCESS NETWORK CONGESTION STATUS INFORMATION FOR LARGE NUMBERS OF USERS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for communicating radio access network (RAN) congestion status information for a large number of users, the method comprising:at a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) including one or more processors:
receiving a user-specific message from a radio access network (RAN) congestion awareness function (RCAF), wherein the user-specific message is user-specific by virtue of being formatted according to a protocol for specifying a specific user equipment identifier in a message field designated by the protocol for only one user equipment identifier, wherein receiving the user-specific message comprises receiving RAN user plane congestion information (RUCI) in a non-aggregated-RUCI-report-request (NRR) command on an Np interface;
determining, as a result of a predetermined value being in the message field designated by the protocol for only one user equipment identifier, that the user-specific message indicates that one or more evolved nodeBs (eNodeBs) monitored by the RCAF are congested for a plurality of users using the one or more eNodeBs for radio access to a telecommunications network, wherein determining that the user-specific message indicates that one or more eNodeBs monitored by the RCAF are congested for a plurality of users comprises determining that a Subscription-Id attribute value pair (AVP) of the NRR command contains the predetermined value; and
in response to determining that the user-specific message indicates that the one or more eNodeBs are congested, performing one or more actions to mitigate the congestion.

US Pat. No. 10,117,121

TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device, comprising:a measurement unit which performs
first measurement for performing measurement by using a first reference signal and
second measurement for performing measurement by using a second reference signal;
a reception unit which receives criteria information of criteria for triggering of a measurement reporting event; and
a transmission unit which transfers a measurement report message including a measurement result of the first measurement or a measurement result of the second measurement, wherein
the measurement reporting event includes
a first measurement reporting event based on the first measurement and
a second measurement reporting event based on the second measurement; and
the criteria information includes,
criteria information on triggering criteria of the first measurement reporting event, and
criteria information on triggering criteria of the second measurement reporting event;
the measurement report message includes,
the measurement result of the first measurement in a case where the first measurement reporting event is triggered, and
the measurement result of the second measurement in a case where the second measurement reporting event is triggered,
the criteria information of the second measurement reporting event includes second information for specifying a triggering quantity used for evaluating criteria for triggering of an event of a measurement reporting related to the second reference signal,
the second information is information indicating CSI-RSRP (Channel State Information Reference Signal Received Power), and
the second reference signal is a CSI-RS (Channel State Information Reference Signal).

US Pat. No. 10,117,094

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING ROGUE BASE STATIONS

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. A method for identifying a rogue base station in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving air interface transmissions from base stations communicating with mobile terminals in the wireless communication network;
detecting suspicious transmissions from the base stations, wherein the suspicious transmissions comprise transmissions instructing one or more of the mobile terminals to transmit at maximum power;
comparing rates of suspicious transmission from the base stations to a threshold; and
identifying a particular base station as the rogue base station based on the comparison of the rates being above the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,117,088

CONNECTION CONTROL METHOD BY COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A connection control method executed by a communication terminal, the connection control method comprising:executing a discovery process including sequentially switching a plurality of communication channels and discovering another communication terminal existing around the communication terminal itself;
in a case of connecting to another communication terminal found in the discovery process, performing a determination of which of the communication terminals transmits a connection request, the connection request being a request for negotiation determining either the communication terminal itself or the other communication terminal as an access point; and
in a case where the communication terminal itself does not transmit the connection request, stopping the discovery process and waiting for reception of the connection request from the other communication terminal by using a given communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,070

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. A method for group communication, comprising:receiving, at a machine-type communication (MTC) interworking function (MTC IWF), a group message request including a group message and a group identifier;
mapping, by the MTC IWF in response to receiving the group message request, the group identifier to a temporary mobile group identifier (TMGI) or other message identifier associated with the group message;
obtaining, from a home subscriber service (HSS) or a home location service (HLR), subscriber information for each device of a plurality of devices in a group identified by the group identifier or TMGI or other message identifier, wherein the subscriber information comprises, for each device in the group, a device identifier and one or more delivery mechanisms supported by the device, with each device providing the one or more delivery mechanisms supported by the device to the HSS or HLR;
determining, by a decision component of the MTC IWF and based, at least in part, on the one or more delivery mechanisms supported by each device, a message delivery mechanism for delivering the group message to each device or subgroup of devices in the group, wherein a first delivery mechanism is determined for a first device in the group and a second delivery mechanism is determined for a subgroup of devices including a plurality of second devices in the group, with the first delivery mechanism being different than the second delivery mechanism;
transmitting the group message to the first device in the group in response to determining the first delivery mechanism for the first device, the transmission to the first device including a subscription identifier associated with the first device, via a point-to-point protocol as the first delivery mechanism; and
transmitting the group message to the plurality of second devices in response to determining the second delivery mechanism for the plurality of second devices, the transmission to the plurality of second devices including the group identifier, via a one-to-many communication protocol as the second different delivery mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,117,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS INTERFACE SELECTION AND FOR COMMUNICATION AND ACCESS CONTROL OF SUBSYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND DATA IN A VEHICULAR ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:intercepting a message in an on-board unit (OBU) of a vehicular network environment between a source and a receiver in the vehicular network environment;
verifying the source is authorized to send the message;
verifying the message is not altered;
evaluating a set of source flow control policies associated with the source; and
blocking the message if at least one policy of the set of source flow control policies indicates the message is not permitted, wherein the message is not permitted if a level of access assigned to the source in the set of source flow control policies does not match a level of access tagged on the message.

US Pat. No. 10,117,063

REAL-TIME LOCATING SYSTEM WITH LIMITED OR NO INFRASTRUCTURE AND METHOD OF USE

1. A locating system, comprising:a central server configured to receive and process data;
a device with a unique first identifier configured to be secured or assigned to a person or asset, the device having one or more sensors configured to immediately and continuously detect a first distance from a plurality of physical structures within a campus, the first distance being wirelessly transmitted as raw data to the central server; wherein the plurality of physical structures and subsequent plurality of structures are selectively recognized between static and moving objects based on intelligent object recognition;
a software installed on the central server and providing a computer implemented drawing of the campus, the computer implemented drawing having a database of floorplans and site plans associated with the campus; and
a unique second identifier incorporated into one of the plurality of physical structures, the unique second identifier configured to be wirelessly sensed by the device and provide the device with a campus information;
wherein the raw data is correlated to the database of floorplans, site plans, first identifier, and campus information, to determine a first location of the device within the campus;
wherein the central server is further configured to i) receive additional raw data from the device, the additional raw data related to subsequent plurality of distances from the subsequent plurality of structures in relation to the first distance within the campus; and ii) correlate the additional raw data to the first location to determine subsequent locations of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,054

UNDESIRABLE ENCOUNTER AVOIDANCE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of allowing a user to avoid unwanted encounters, the method comprising:determining whether an undesirable contact of the user has opted for sharing location information;
in response to determining that the undesirable contact has opted for sharing location information, collecting a location signal from the undesirable contact;
forecasting anticipated locations of the user over a period;
forecasting anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over the period based on the location signal of the undesirable contact;
determining a potential of encounter between the user and the undesirable contact based on analysis of anticipated locations of the user and the anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over the period; and
generating an undesirable encounter avoidance scheme based on the potential of encounter.

US Pat. No. 10,117,048

CLIENT BOUNDARY LOCATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions executable by a processing resource to cause a computer to:estimate a location of a client within a first boundary;
determine whether the client entered a second boundary based on prior client movements;
determine whether there is a pathway between the first boundary and the second boundary for the client to move, based on the determination of whether the client entered the second boundary and remained within the second boundary for a predetermined amount of time; and
indicate whether the client is in the first boundary or the second boundary based on:
the determination of the pathway; and
the estimated location of the client.

US Pat. No. 10,117,046

DISCRETE LOCATION CLASSIFICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for identifying a location of a mobile device, the method comprising:during each of a plurality of instances of time:
measuring, by the mobile device, one or more signal properties of one or more other devices across a time interval;
obtaining, by the mobile device, an identifier from each of the one or more other devices;
creating, by the mobile device, a data point to include the one or more signal properties, wherein each dimension of the data point corresponds to respective one of the one or more other devices and a value for the dimension corresponds to a signal property for that dimension; and
storing, by the mobile device, the data point in a database of the mobile device, the database storing a plurality of data points corresponding to the plurality of instances of time;
analyzing, by the mobile device, the plurality data points in the database to determine clusters of data points, wherein different clusters of data points correspond to different locations in physical space;
after determining the clusters of data points, detecting, by the mobile device, an event at an input device of the mobile device;
in response to detecting the event, measuring, by the mobile device, one or more new signal properties of one or more of the plurality of other devices at one or more new times;
creating, by the mobile device, a new data point from the one or more new signal properties; and
identifying, by the mobile device, a first cluster of the clusters of data points corresponding to the new data point by comparing the new data point with one or more data points in the first cluster and determining that the new data point is within a threshold distance of the one or more data points in the first cluster, thereby determining the location of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,045

CIRCUIT OF A NODE AND METHOD FOR TRANSIT TIME MEASUREMENT IN A RADIO NETWORK

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A circuit comprising:a transmitting unit, in a first node of a radio network, the transmitting unit configured to transmit a frame from the first node to a second node in the radio network; a control unit, and a receiving unit, in the first node the control unit configured to perform operations comprising:
determining a first point in time of transmission of the frame from the first node to the second node;
receiving, by the receiving unit, an acknowledgment associated with the frame from the second node;
establishing a second point in time of the reception, from the second node, of the acknowledgment;
determining a transit time by:
determining a first difference between the second point in time and the first point in time;
determining a second difference by subtracting a predetermined time interval from the first difference;
halving the second difference;
determining a distance between the first node and the second node based on the transit time; and
determining a direction of motion of the first and second nodes relative to one another based on a comparison of the first difference and the second difference.

US Pat. No. 10,117,033

HEARING PROSTHESIS HAVING AN IMPLANTABLE ACTUATOR SYSTEM

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. An implantable device implantable in a recipient, comprising:a sealed housing;
an actuator assembly positioned in the housing and having at least one element displaceable relative to the housing; and
a displaceable material that is located between an interior wall of the device and a component of the actuator assembly, wherein the component of the actuator assembly is displaceable relative to the interior wall of the device, and wherein the displaceable material is displaced upon movement of at least a portion of the actuator assembly relative to the interior wall of the device, wherein
the device is configured to transfer vibrational energy from inside the housing to outside the housing via a solid transduction medium.

US Pat. No. 10,117,000

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE AGNOSTIC DETECTION OF TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENTS

Silveredge Technologies P...

1. A computer-implemented method for a hardware agnostic detection of one or more advertisements broadcasted across one or more channels, the computer-implemented method comprising:normalizing, at an advertisement detection system with a processor, each frame of a pre-determined number of frames of a video corresponding to a broadcasted media content on a channel, wherein each frame being normalized based on a histogram normalization and histogram equalization and wherein each frame being normalized by adjusting luminous intensity value of each pixel to a desired luminous intensity value;
scaling, at the advertisement detection system with the processor, each frame of the corresponding pre-determined number of frames of the video to a pre-defined scale corresponding to the broadcasted media content on the channel, wherein the scaling of each frame being done by keeping a constant aspect ratio;
trimming, at the advertisement detection system with the processor, a first pre-defined region and a second pre-defined region of each frame by a pre-defined percentage of a frame width, a frame height and a pre-defined number of pixels in each frame, wherein each frame being trimmed based on calculation of a pre-determined height and a pre-determined width corresponding to the first pre-defined region having a channel logo and the second pre-defined region having a ticker;
extracting, at the advertisement detection system with the processor, a first set of audio fingerprints and a first set of video fingerprints corresponding to each trimmed frame of the pre-determined number of frames corresponding to the media content broadcasted on the channel, wherein the first set of audio fingerprints and the first set of video fingerprints being extracted sequentially in real time; and
generating, at the advertisement detection system with the processor, a set of digital signature values corresponding to the first set of video fingerprints, wherein the generation of each digital signature value of the set of digital signature values being done by:
dividing each prominent frame of one or more prominent frames into a pre-defined number of blocks, wherein each block of the pre-defined number of blocks having a pre-defined number of pixels;
grayscaling each block of each prominent frame of the one or more prominent frames;
calculating a first bit value and a second bit value for each block of the prominent frame, wherein the first bit value and the second bit value being calculated from comparing a mean and a variance for the pre-defined number of pixels in each block of the prominent frame with a corresponding mean and variance for a master frame in a master database; and
obtaining a 32 bit digital signature value corresponding to each prominent frame, wherein the 32 bit digital signature value being obtained by sequentially arranging the first bit value and the second bit value for each block of the pre-defined number of blocks of the prominent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,116,987

FINGERPRINTING MEDIA CONTENT USING HASHING

Sorenson Media, Inc., Dr...

1. A system comprising:non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
data processing hardware in communication with the non-transitory memory and configured to execute the instructions, the executed instructions causing the data processing hardware to perform operations comprising:
receiving an input set of hashed frame fingerprints of an unidentified media item from a media device, the hashed frame fingerprints ordered chronologically by frame number in the input set, and the input set of hashed frame fingerprints comprising a most recent hashed frame fingerprint;
identifying an index number from a hash table that matches the most recent hashed fingerprint and a target frame fingerprint corresponding to the identified index number;
identifying a target block of frame fingerprints corresponding to the target frame fingerprint, the target block of frame fingerprints ordered chronologically sequentially backwards by frame number from the target frame fingerprint;
determining a rank distance corresponding to a distance between the input set of hashed frame fingerprints and the target block of frame fingerprints;
identifying a media item identifier corresponding to the target block of frame fingerprints associated with a shortest rank distance from the input set of hashed frame fingerprints, the identified media item identifier identifying the media item associated with the input set of hashed frame fingerprints; and
sending the identified media item identifier to the media device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,945

MOVING PICTURE ENCODING APPARATUS AND MOVING PICTURE ENCODING METHOD FOR ENCODING A MOVING PICTURE HAVING AN INTERLACED STRUCTURE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A moving picture encoding apparatus which encodes a moving picture having an interlaced structure, the moving picture encoding apparatus comprising:a storage which stores fields as reference pictures; and
an encoder which encodes a current field as a B-picture, using a first reference picture list which includes only one field in a same parity as the current field, and a second reference picture list which includes only one field in an opposite parity to the current field,
wherein the one field included in the first reference picture list and the one field included in the second reference picture list are two fields located forward relative to the current field in display order.

US Pat. No. 10,116,896

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a first signal transmission device comprising:
a first video cable configured to selectively transmit a first image signal transmitted by a first method and a second image signal transmitted by a second method;
an audio cable configured to transmit a sound signal, and
a first output connector connected to the first video cable and the audio cable;
a second signal transmission device comprising:
a second video cable configured to transmit a third image signal transmitted by the second method, and
a second output connector connected to the second video cable;
a receiver comprising a first input terminal to which the first output connector is configured to be connected, and a second input terminal to which the second output connector is configured to be connected; and
a controller configured to:
determine an image output mode based on whether the first output connector is connected to the first input terminal and whether the second output connector is connected to the second input terminal,
in response to determining that the first input terminal is connected to the first output connector and the second input terminal is not connected to the second output connector, determine the image output mode as a first mode to output a composite image by processing a composite signal, and
in response to determining that the first input terminal is connected to the first output connector and the second input terminal is connected to the second output connector, determine the image output mode as a second mode to output a component image by processing a plurality of component signals.

US Pat. No. 10,116,891

IMAGE SENSOR HAVING STACKED IMAGING AND DIGITAL WAFERS WHERE DIGITAL WAFER HAS STACKED CAPACITORS AND LOGIC CIRCUITRY

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first integrated circuit die having formed therein at least one photodiode, read circuitry for the at least one photodiode, and readout circuitry for the first integrated circuit die, wherein the read circuitry has an input coupled to the at least one photodiode and an output, wherein the readout circuitry has an input coupled to the output of the read circuitry and an output;
a second integrated circuit die in a stacked arrangement with the first integrated circuit die and having formed therein at least one storage capacitor associated with the at least one photodiode; and
an interconnect between the first and second integrated circuit dies for coupling the output of the read circuitry to the at least one storage capacitor;
wherein the output of the readout circuitry provides for readout of data stored in the at least one storage capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,846

GAZE BASED DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A system for converting sounds to electrical signals, the system comprising:a gaze tracking device, wherein the gaze tracking device determines a gaze direction of a user;
a microphone; and
a processor configured to:
select a first sound reproduction unit to reproduce sound received by the microphone when the first sound reproduction unit is within the gaze direction of the user and to not select a second sound reproduction unit to reproduce the sound received by the microphone when the second sound reproduction unit is outside the gaze direction of the user; and
select the second sound reproduction unit to reproduce the sound received by the microphone when the second sound reproduction unit is within the gaze direction of the user and to not select the first sound reproduction unit to reproduce the sound received by the microphone when the first sound reproduction unit is outside the gaze direction of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,116,839

METHODS FOR CAMERA MOVEMENT COMPENSATION FOR GESTURE DETECTION AND OBJECT RECOGNITION

Atheer Labs, Inc., Mount...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a video stream comprised of a sequential series of frames from a camera, wherein the video stream is captured at a frame rate;
receiving motion data from a motion sensor that is physically associated with the camera to detect motion of the camera, wherein the motion data is captured at a sampling rate;
associating a first frame of the sequential series of frames with a portion of the motion data that is captured approximately contemporaneously with the first frame, the portion of the motion data indicative of an amount of movement of the camera when the camera captured the first frame;
when the sampling rate is greater than the frame rate, aggregating a first frame sample of the motion data and a second sample of the motion data captured between the first frame of the sequential series of frames and a second frame of the sequential series of frames to obtain an aggregated movement value representative of the motion of the camera when the camera captured the first frame;
comparing the aggregated movement value with a first threshold for the amount of movement of the camera;
when the aggregated movement value does not exceed the first threshold, accepting the first frame from the video stream; and
when the aggregated movement value exceeds the first threshold, rejecting the first frame from the video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,116,825

CONTROL SERVER

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A control server configured to control a multifunction peripheral capable of executing scan and print, the control server comprising:a processor; and
a first memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the control server to:
receive, from the multifunction peripheral, instruction information indicating that a first instruction has been accepted at the multifunction peripheral, the instruction information including information for executing both processes of a scan saving process for saving scan data representing a document image in a destination apparatus and a copying process for copying the document image;
in a case where the instruction information is received,
send a scan instruction to the multifunction peripheral, the scan instruction being for causing the multifunction peripheral to execute a generating process included in the both processes, the generating process being for generating first scan data representing the document image;
send a sending instruction to the multifunction peripheral, the sending instruction being for causing the multifunction peripheral to execute a sending process included in the copying process, the sending process being for sending the first scan data to a predetermined server configured separately from the multifunction peripheral;
send a print instruction to the multifunction peripheral, the print instruction being for causing the multifunction peripheral to execute a receiving process and a printing process that are included in the copying process, the receiving process being for receiving, from the predetermined server, second scan data obtained using the first scan data, and the printing process being for printing the document image represented by the second scan data; and
execute a predetermined process included in the scan saving process, the predetermined process being for saving, in the destination apparatus, third scan data obtained using the first scan data.

US Pat. No. 10,116,733

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING FEEDBACK IN A MULTI-TENANT COMMUNICATION PLATFORM

Twilio, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:a first external application server system receiving first user-provided communication quality feedback from a first telephony communication endpoint system and providing the first user-provided communication quality feedback to a multi-tenant telephony communication platform system;
at the multi-tenant telephony communication platform system:
receiving the first user-provided communication quality feedback from the first external application server system, wherein the first user-provided communication quality feedback relates to a first communication route of a first telephony communication initiated on behalf of a first platform account that is associated with the first external application server system;
storing the first user-provided communication quality feedback in association with information that indicates the first communication route and an account identifier of the first platform account;
receiving second user-provided communication quality feedback from the first external application server system, wherein the second user-provided communication quality feedback relates to a second communication route of a second telephony communication initiated on behalf of the first platform account;
storing the second user-provided communication quality feedback in association with information that indicates the second communication route and the account identifier of the first platform account;
receiving from the first external application server system a RESTful first feedback application programming interface (API) call;
responsive to the RESTful first feedback API call, the platform system providing the first external application server system with feedback information that includes the first user-provided communication quality feedback and the second user-provided communication quality feedback,
wherein the first platform account is one of a plurality of platform accounts of the platform system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,662

ON-DEMAND SECURITY POLICY ACTIVATION

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method comprising:receiving, using a first application at a mobile computing device, a user selection of a resource locator, wherein the resource locator comprises a reference to a resource;
determining, using the mobile computing device, whether the selected resource locator is associated with a security policy; and
in response to determining that the resource locator is associated with the security policy:
activating, in the mobile computing device, a profile identified by the security policy, wherein the profile allows access to the resource, referred to by the resource locator and selected using the first application, if the mobile computing device is connected to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection;
launching, at the mobile computing device, the VPN connection; and
accessing the resource referred to by the resource locator using the VPN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,116,644

NETWORK ACCESS SESSION DETECTION TO PROVIDE SINGLE-SIGN ON (SSO) FUNCTIONALITY FOR A NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE

Pulse Secure, LLC, San J...

1. A method comprising:establishing, with a network access control (NAC) client executing on a client device, a network access session between a user of a network associated with the NAC client and the NAC device;
configuring, with the NAC client, the client device to resolve a hostname to an internet protocol (IP) address in response to establishing the network access session;
listening, with the NAC client, to the IP address;
receiving, with the NAC device, a security assertion request from a user agent executing on the client device, the security assertion request including a request for a security assertion to be made by the NAC device, the security assertion indicating that a user of the user agent has been authenticated by the NAC device;
sending, with the NAC device, a redirect to the user agent in response to receiving the security assertion request, the redirect including a session verification request that includes information indicative of the security assertion request, the redirect message specifying that the redirect message is to be redirected to the hostname;
resolving, with the client device, the hostname to the IP address;
forwarding, with the user agent executing on the client device, the session verification request included in the redirect to the IP address;
sending, with the NAC client, a session verification message to the NAC device in response to receiving the session verification request at the IP address, the session verification message including the information indicative of the security assertion request and session verification information that is indicative of a session that has been established between the user and the NAC device;
sending, with the NAC device, a security assertion responsive to the security assertion request to the NAC client in response to receiving the session verification information from the NAC client; and
forwarding, with the NAC client, the security assertion to the user agent executing on the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,631

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGED DATA TRANSFER

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A system for managed file transfer, comprising:a server machine operating a managed file transfer server connected, over a network, to a plurality of location servers, the server machine operating the managed file transfer server to:
receive a request to send data to a recipient;
determine a location of the recipient;
determine a location server of the plurality of location servers that is closest to the location of the recipient; and
automatically initiate a server-to-server transfer to move the data to the location server that is closest to the location of the recipient;
wherein the request is received from a first location server operating at a first location, the location server that is closest to the location of the recipient is a second location server operating at a second location, and the server-to-server transfer is automatically initiated by the managed file transfer server to move the data from the first location server to the second location server, each of the first location server and the second location server being a subset of the managed file transfer server, the subset comprising a transfer server and a file server.

US Pat. No. 10,116,619

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVISIONING, CONFIGURING, DIAGNOSING, AND MAINTAINING OUT-OF BAND MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Connectwise, Inc., Tampa...

1. A method of provisioning an out-of-band system comprising:establishing, by a management engine of a server of a first domain, a network tunnel with a device on a second domain different from the first domain, the network tunnel comprising at least one of a virtual private network (“VPN”) or a secure socket shell (“SSH”) configured to route one or more communication ports of the device for provisioning;
modifying, by the management engine subsequent to establishing the network tunnel, via a dynamic host configuration protocol (“DHCP”) server on the second domain, the second domain to a modified domain including a fixed subdomain of the first domain, the fixed subdomain corresponding to a provisioning engine of the first domain;
receiving, by the provisioning engine from the device via the network tunnel established by the server of the first domain, responsive to the device obtaining the fixed subdomain of the first domain from the DHCP server, a provisioning request to initiate a provisioning cycle comprising at least one of configuring the device, diagnosing the device, or maintaining the device;
transmitting, by the provisioning engine to the device via the network tunnel established by the server of the first domain, a certificate configured with the first domain, the device configured to validate the certificate based on the certificate matching the modified domain obtained from the DHCP server;
reverting, by the management engine, responsive to completion of the provisioning cycle by the device, the modified domain to the second domain; and
terminating, by the management engine, responsive to reverting the modified domain to the second domain and the completion of the provisioning cycle, the network tunnel comprising the at least one of the VPN or the SSH established by the server of the first domain and used to provision the device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,617

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR DMZ EXTERNAL IP ADDRESSES

CardinalCommerce Corporat...

1. A method for enhancing data security, comprising:with a first demilitarized zone (DMZ) comprising a web server:
receive, via a first firewall, a request for an e-commerce service from a host of an external network;
with a data environment comprising a server:
receive, via a second firewall, a request to offload processing from the first DMZ, wherein the request to offload processing is associated with offloading processing of the request for the e-commerce service from the host of an external network; and
communicate, via the second firewall, a domain name system (DNS) request for a hostname corresponding to the host of the external network to a host of the data environment based on receiving the request to offload processing from the first DMZ;
with a second DMZ comprising a dynamic name service virtual IP gateway (DVG):
receive, via the second firewall, the DNS request for the hostname corresponding to the host of the external network from a host of the data environment;
allocate an internet protocol (IP) address of the second DMZ in response to receiving the DNS request;
determine an IP address of the host of the external network from the hostname by performing a DNS lookup of the hostname corresponding to the host of the external network, wherein determining the IP address of the host of the external network comprises performing the DNS lookup of the hostname corresponding to the host of the external network with a DNS server of the external network;
map the allocated IP address of the second DMZ to the determined IP address of the host of the external network; and
return, via the second firewall, the allocated IP address of the second DMZ to the host of the data environment in response to the DNS request;
with the data environment:
receive, via the second firewall, the allocated IP address of the second DMZ to the host of the data environment in response to the DNS request; and
communicate, via the second firewall, data associated with the request for the e-commerce service to the second DMZ; and
with the second DMZ:
communicate, via a third firewall, data associated with the request for the e-commerce service to the host of the external network after receiving the data associated with the request for the e-commerce service from the host of the data environment.

US Pat. No. 10,116,577

DETECTING PATH MTU MISMATCH AT FIRST-HOP ROUTER

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. A method for correcting path maximum transmission unit (PMTU) size mismatch comprising:receiving, at a routing system of a network, a packet for a new flow from a source host system to a destination host system, the packet comprising an initial packet transmission unit size, a source host system routing identifier, and a destination host system routing identifier;
responsive to the routing system not having a forwarding routing match for the new flow in its routing table, forwarding at least some of the routing information of the packet including the initial packet transmission unit size to a central controller system of the network, the central controller system knowing the network's topology formed by network nodes in the network and maximum transmission unit size information of routing interfaces of the network nodes in the network;
receiving a notification from the central controller system of the network that the initial packet transmission unit size for the new flow is a mismatch with a path maximum transmission unit size of a route in the network, the route determined by the central controller system of the network from among a plurality of potential routes in the network using the information representing the network's topology and the route comprising a plurality of network nodes in the network but does not include the central controller and wherein the path maximum transmission unit size of the route in the network is determined by the central controller of the network using maximum transmission unit size information of routing interfaces of network nodes that form the route in the network; and
notifying the source host system of the mismatch between the initial packet transmission unit size and the path maximum transmission unit of the route in the network determined by the central controller system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,561

PROTOCOL CIRCUIT LAYER

CoCo Communications Corp....

1. A system that enables network communications over circuits defined by a plurality of nodes, wherein adjacent ones of the plurality of nodes are communicatively coupled together via at least one leg, and wherein each of the circuits are defined by a source node and a destination node that are interconnected via a series of the nodes, and wherein each circuit is uniquely identified by a circuit identifier (ID), wherein each node of a circuit is configured to:add to a circuit table at least one circuit that the node is a member of,
wherein the circuit table identifies the at least one circuit by its circuit ID, and
wherein the circuit table includes a tuple that has an identifier of the source node, an identifier of the destination node, an identifier of a source service from the source node, and an identifier of a destination service to the destination node; and
scan a leg table to return an incoming leg and an outgoing leg that are associated with the at least one circuit,
wherein the incoming leg communicatively couples the node with a first adjacent node that is used when the node receives packets from the first adjacent node,
wherein the outgoing leg communicatively couples the node to a second adjacent node that is used when the node communicates packets to the second adjacent node,
wherein the leg table identifies the incoming leg using a first triple that has at least a link ID, a first local leg ID, and a direction that defines an incoming travel direction of packets from the first adjacent node to the node,
wherein the first triple of the leg table is associated with the circuit ID in the circuit table,
wherein the leg table further identifies the outgoing leg using a second triple that has at least the link ID, a second local leg ID, and a direction that defines an outgoing travel direction of packets from the node to the second adjacent node, and
wherein the second triple of the leg table is associated with the circuit ID in the circuit table,
wherein the first adjacent node and the second adjacent node are members of the at least one circuit identified in the circuit table.

US Pat. No. 10,116,486

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL GENERATION, RECEPTION, AND SELF-CALIBRATION

VAYYAR IMAGING LTD., Yeh...

1. A system for frequency-dependent characterization and compensation of a selected element of a transceiver, the system comprising:a first synthesizer;
a numerically controlled oscillator (NCO);
a pair of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) attached to the NCO, each DAC connected to a respective anti-alias filter;
a quadrature modulator connected to the first synthesizer and to outputs of the anti-alias filters;
a second synthesizer;
a mixer connected to an output of the quadrature modulator and to the second synthesizer;
a receive filter connected to an output of the mixer;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to an output of the receive filter; and
a calibrator for:
setting the first frequency synthesizer to a desired test frequency;
setting the NCO to a desired test frequency offset;
setting the second frequency synthesizer to obtain a desired frequency at the selected element and a desired intermediate frequency;
processing an output of the ADC to measure at least one of an amplitude and a phase at the desired intermediate frequency;
calculating a frequency-dependent correction coefficient for the selected element; and
applying a compensation based on the frequency-dependent correction coefficient for a response of the selected element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,470

COMBINED LOW AND HIGH FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS-TIME LINEAR EQUALIZERS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:an input port configured to receive an input signal propagated through a transmission link experiencing a low-frequency channel loss and a high-frequency channel loss;
a continuous-time linear equalization (CTLE) circuit coupled to the input port, the CTLE circuit comprising:
a differential amplifier circuit coupled to the input port, the differential amplifier circuit comprising a first circuit branch connected in parallel to a second circuit branch; and
a bias circuit coupled to the differential amplifier circuit, the bias circuit comprising a first transistor coupled to the first circuit branch and configured to provide a first direct current (DC) bias to the first circuit branch, a second transistor coupled to the second circuit branch and configured to provide a second DC bias to the second circuit branch, and a first resistor positioned between the first transistor and the second transistor,
wherein the CTLE circuit is configured to produce an output signal according to the input signal by:
applying a first gain to the input signal based on a first frequency to compensate the low-frequency channel loss; and
applying a second gain to the input signal based on a second frequency to compensate the high-frequency channel loss; and
an output port coupled to the CTLE circuit and outputting the output signal, wherein a frequency response of the CTLE circuit between the output port and the input port comprises a first zero and a second zero, the first zero dependent on a first parasitic capacitance of the first transistor and on a first resistance of the first resistor, the first frequency associated with the first zero, and the second frequency associated with the second zero.

US Pat. No. 10,116,462

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN NODES OF A MOTOR VEHICLE USING AN ETHERNET TRANSPORT PROTOCOL AND CONTROL UNIT CONFIGURED TO CARRY OUT SAID METHOD

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for transmitting data in a motor vehicle from an application using an Ethernet transport protocol between nodes of the motor vehicle, comprising:transmitting, by the application in a first mode, first data via an Ethernet-based network at first cyclic intervals;
deactivating transmitters and receivers (PHY) of a node in non-use periods, in which no first data need to be transmitted;
re-activating the transmitters and receivers (PHY) of the node when first data are pending transmission;
transferring the local transmitters and receivers (PHY), in a deactivation time (Ts), from an operating active mode to a quiescent mode (LPI);
transferring the local transmitters and receivers (PHY), in an activation time (Tw), from the quiescent mode (LPI) to the operating active mode;
the application, upon a request to save energy in a second mode, sending data over the Ethernet-based network in cyclic second intervals;
extending the cycle time in response to a predetermined energy saving at least until reaching a limit value of the transmission frequency set by the application;
transmitting data in a correspondingly longer period of use such that the same amount of data is transmitted per unit time within each cycle; and
using the quiescent mode for ongoing data streams by dynamically changing the transmission rate as part of a QoS requirement of the data stream by adjusting the transmission frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,116,457

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR USAGE MONITORING

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for usage monitoring, the method comprising:at a policy enforcement node for enforcing policies in a mobile network:
installing a rule for reporting user equipment (UE) related usage information based on a network usage quota and at least one threshold value that divides the network usage quota into a plurality of portions; and
when network usage by the UE equals or exceeds a first portion of the plurality of portions of the network usage quota, sending a first usage monitoring report message to a policy rules node and when network usage by the UE meets or exceeds a second portion of the plurality of portions of the network usage quota, sending a second usage monitoring report message.

US Pat. No. 10,116,434

METHOD FOR TRANSIENT CHANGE DETECTION WITH ADAPTIVE SAMPLING, AND DETECTOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM, ...

1. A method of detecting transient changes in a distribution of a discrete time series, wherein a sampler switches from operating in a sparse mode to operating in a dense mode wherein the sampler is operated to continuously capture samples of the time series at a sampling rate, comprising the steps of:operating in the sparse mode wherein the sampler captures samples of the time series during sniff periods, the sniff periods being successively repeated at a sniffing rate that is lower than the sampling rate, and wherein during a sniff period at most K test phases are performed, K being an integer greater than or equal to two, each test phase consisting of analyzing, by a sampling stopping time determination unit, at least one sample of the time series captured by the sampler at sampling times according to the sampling rate to provide a positive or negative result of the test phase,
if results of K successive test phases of a sniff period are each positive, switching to operate in the dense mode wherein the sampler is operated to continuously capture samples of the time series at sampling times according to the sampling rate,
wherein the sniff period is ended as soon as a result of a test phase of the sniff period is negative, the sampling of the time series being stopped until a next sniff period, and
wherein a next test phase of the sniff period is performed only if a result of a previous test phase of the sniff period is positive, the next test phase being performed with analyzing at least as many samples as the previous test phase.

US Pat. No. 10,116,401

ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIO INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT DEVICE, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIO INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT METHOD, AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIO INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT-PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. An electromagnetic radio interference measurement device that measures an electromagnetic near-field emitted from a measurement object and evaluates electromagnetic interference, the device comprising:mask setting unit that converts a predetermined communication performance value permitted in a desired communication system or a modulation method that is arbitrarily designated into an amplitude probability distribution mask and setting a converted amplitude probability distribution mask as a permissible level;
acquisition unit that acquires time-series measurement data of electromagnetic radio interference emitted from the measurement object in connection with a measurement position coordinate;
amplitude probability distribution calculation unit that calculates amplitude probability distribution of the electromagnetic radio interference for each measurement position coordinate based on the time-series measurement data;
determination unit that determines a magnitude relation between the amplitude probability distribution mask and the amplitude probability distribution for each measurement position coordinate and outputting as a determination result;
mapping process unit that acquires a mapping result in which the determination result is reflected in a space corresponding to the measurement object, and
output unit that outputs the mapping result.

US Pat. No. 10,116,368

COMMUNICATION UNIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A PLURALITY OF SECTORED BEAMS

Analog Devices Global, H...

1. A communication unit for generating a plurality of sectored beams, the communication unit comprising:a plurality of antenna element feeds arranged to couple to a plurality of antenna elements of an antenna array, wherein an individual antenna element feed of the plurality of antenna element feeds is configured to provide a transmit signal associated with two sectors;
a plurality of transmitters operably coupled to the plurality of antenna element feeds; wherein a transmitter of the plurality of transmitters is configured to receive a first signal associated with a first sector and a second signal associated with a second sector, the two sectors comprising the first sector and the second sector, and the transmitter comprises:
beamformer logic arranged to apply independent beamform weights on the first signal and the second signal of the transmitter to generate a weighted first signal and a weighted second signal, respectively, wherein each of the independent beamform weights is allocated on a per sector basis; and
a signal combiner arranged to combine the weighted first signal and the weighted second signal to produce a combined signal such that the combined signal supports sectored beams for the two sectors, wherein an output of the signal combiner is operably coupled to the individual antenna element feed, and
wherein the beamformer logic is configured to apply a calibration correction coefficient so as to calibrate an amplitude and a phase of the combined signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,356

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MICROPLATE READER

Molecular Devices (Austri...

1. A microplate reader comprising:a housing;
a first NFC reader/writer;
a filter tray positioning device;
a filter tray, wherein a filter tray has an NFC tag disposed thereon;
a first optical filter disposed in the filter tray, wherein the first optical filter has disposed adjacent thereto a first filter NFC tag on the filter tray; and
a controller, wherein the controller receives information about an assay protocol to be undertaken, wherein the assay protocol specifies a filter to be used;
wherein the first NFC reader/writer reads first filter information stored in the first filter NFC tag, the controller directs the first NFC reader/writer to store the first filter information in the filter tray NFC tag, and the controller enables operation of the microplate reader to undertake the assay protocol only if the first filter information indicates that the first optical filter is in accordance with the filter specified by the assay protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,116,350

CHANNEL ESTIMATION

Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:defining channel estimation sequences based on values of +1, ?1 and 0, and
using the channel estimation sequences for channel estimation in a communication system using a plurality of communication connections,
wherein the channel estimation sequences comprise a plurality of orthogonal sequences which are constructed based on inner orthogonal sequences and outer orthogonal sequences, and
wherein the channel estimation sequences are constructed such that the inner orthogonal sequences are used for estimating crosstalk between communication connections assigned to a same distribution point of said communication system, and wherein the outer orthogonal sequences are usable for estimating crosstalk between communication connections associated with different distribution points.

US Pat. No. 10,116,345

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PHONE CASE

1. A multifunctional electronic device case comprising:a poly-articulated hinge having opposed first and second ends, the poly-articulated hinge comprising a plurality of articulated hinge segments sequentially coupled together;
a body coupled to the first end of the poly-articulated hinge, wherein the body receives an electronic device;
a cover coupled to the second end of the poly-articulated hinge; and
a lens coupled to the cover, wherein rotating the cover with respect to the body positions the lens with respect to an electronic device screen, wherein the position of the lens with respect to the electronic device screen is self-maintaining in response to friction between the articulated hinge segments.

US Pat. No. 10,116,325

DATA COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION DEVICE

Clarion Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A data decompression device that decompresses compressed data including a plurality of compressed fixed-length records, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor;
wherein the compressed data includes a result acquired by dividing compression object data in units of a compression object block size and compressing the compression object data of each of a plurality of compression object blocks;
wherein the compression object block size is determined based upon a size of one of the plurality of compressed fixed-length records and specification information of the data decompression device, where
the specification information of the data decompression device includes a capacity of a cache memory of the data decompression device or a capacity of a main storage the data decompression device uses, and
the cache memory or the main storage is controlled not to replace contents therein during a decompression process of all columns of compressed columnar data of the plurality of compressed fixed-length records included in one compression object block;
wherein one or more compression object blocks are acquired based upon the compressed data; and
wherein the processor is programmed to decompress each of a plurality of columns of compressed columnar data of the plurality of compressed fixed-length records included in the one or more compression object blocks and restore the plurality of compressed fixed-length records.

US Pat. No. 10,116,324

HIGH-LINEARITY SIGMA-DELTA CONVERTER

TRIXELL, Moirans (FR)

1. A sigma-delta converter comprising:a sigma-delta modulator suitable for supplying a series of binary samples representative of an analogue input signal to be digitized, a delivery of a binary sample of the series of binary samples being performed on completion of a cycle of operation of the modulator, a conversion phase comprising a number of cycles necessary to produce a digital converter output value,
the modulator comprising at least one analogue filter receiving an internal analogue signal derived from the analogue input signal, in which a first predetermined law defines that a contribution to the at least one analogue filter of the analogue signal internal to a given cycle is smaller than a contribution to the analogue filter of the analogue signal internal as a function of a rank of a cycle in the conversion phase, the rank of the cycle varying from 1 to the number of cycles, the first law specifying a contribution to the analogue filter to a preceding cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,116,319

RESISTIVE INTERPOLATION FOR AN AMPLIFIER ARRAY

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit including a resistive interpolator, comprising:an input terminal to receive an input value;
an amplifier array, including
an amplifier stage with M amplifiers (M?2), each coupled to the input terminal to receive the input value;
a resistor interpolator configured to provide an interpolation order N (N?2), and including
an input row and at least a second row, each row comprising multiple interpolation resistors connected in series at nodes,
the input row including M driven nodes connected to a respective amplifier, and (N?1) interpolation nodes intermediate each of adjacent driven nodes, and
the input row connected in parallel to the second row, with at least some of the interpolation nodes of the first row connected to corresponding interpolation nodes of the second row;
the resistor interpolator including at least one multi-row interpolation cell, comprising:
in the input row, a driven node connected to first and second interpolation resistors connected between the driven node and respective adjacent first and second interpolation nodes;
in the second row, third and fourth interpolation resistors connected between respective third and fourth interpolation nodes and an intermediate fifth interpolation node;
the first and second interpolation nodes of the input row connected respectively to the third and fourth interpolation nodes of the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,116,287

SWITCHED CURRENT CONTROL MODULE AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A switched current control module comprising:a hysteretic control component arranged to receive a high threshold value signal, a low threshold value signal and an indication of a current flow through a load, and to output a switched current control signal based on a comparison of the current flow indication to the high and low threshold value signals;
a threshold generator component arranged to generate the high and low threshold value signals based on a base threshold value and a hysteretic excursion value;
a base threshold value generator component arranged to receive the current flow indication and a setpoint value, to determine an average current error value for the current flow through the load based on the received indication of current flow through the load and the setpoint value, and to generate the base threshold value signal based on the determined average current error value; and
a hysteretic excursion value generator component arranged to receive an indication of a switching frequency of the switched current control signal output by the hysteretic control component, and to generate the hysteretic excursion value signal based on the indicated switching frequency of the switched current control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,266

DOHERTY AMPLIFIER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A method for determining circuit parameters of a Doherty amplifier comprising: an input terminal; an output terminal; a splitter connected to the input terminal, the splitter having first and second outputs; a combiner connected to the output terminal, the combiner having first and second inputs; a carrier amplifier including a first input-side two-port network connected to the first output of the splitter, a first amplifier connected to an output of the first input-side two-port network, and a first output-side two-port network connected between an output of the first amplifier and the first input of the combiner; and a peak amplifier including a second input-side two-port network connected to the second output of the splitter, a second amplifier connected to the output of the second input-side two-port network, and a second output-side two-port network connected between an output of the second amplifier and the second input of the combiner,wherein the method comprises:
determining circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network of the carrier amplifier and the output-side two-port network of the peak amplifier so that the combiner is a parallel-connected load type having a parallel connection of the output-side two-port network of the carrier amplifier and the output-side two-port network of the peak amplifier for the output terminal at the combining point, and that a load admittance at the combining point is expressed using a complex number;
wherein if the load admittance at the combining point is YL?, the circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network from the current source end of the carrier amplifier up to the combining point are Fc (Ac, Cc, Cc, Dc), the circuit parameters of the output-side two-port network from the current source end of the peak amplifier up to the combining point are Fp (Ap, Bp, Cp, Dp), the load resistance of the carrier amplifier in the state in which it is not backed off is Roptc, the load resistance of the peak amplifier in the state in which it is not backed off is Roptp, m=1+Roptc/Roptp, and the phase difference between the phase of the current source of the carrier amplifier and the phase of the current source of the peak amplifier is ?, within a transmission frequency band, the relationships:
(Ac×Dp+Bc×Cp+Bc×Dp×YL?)/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=m×Roptc  (1)
?c/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=?Roptc×ej×?  (2)
?p/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=Roptc×e?j×?  (3)
(Ap×Dc+Bp×Cc+Bp×Dc×YL?)/(Cc×Dp+Cp×Dc+Dc×Dp×YL?)=0  (4)
are satisfied, wherein ?c=Ac×Dc?Bc×Cc and ?p=Ap×Dp?Bp×Cp.

US Pat. No. 10,116,258

TEMPERATURE-STAGED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE ENABLING LOW THERMAL EXERGY LOSS REFLUX BOILING IN FULL SPECTRUM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A structure comprising:a photovoltaic module;
a reflux boiling chamber configured to store thermal energy, the reflux boiling chamber comprising a plurality of temperature staged thermal energy storage materials, each temperature staged thermal energy storage material comprising a porous phase change material and configured to operate at a different temperature range than the other temperature staged thermal energy storage materials in the plurality of temperature staged thermal energy storage materials, the reflux boiling chamber further configured to contain a working fluid;
a thermoacoustic heat engine;
an alternator connected to the thermoacoustic heat engine; and
a solar concentrator configured to concentrate sunlight towards the photovoltaic module and the reflux boiling chamber,
wherein the reflux boiling chamber is further configured to transfer the thermal energy to the thermoacoustic heat engine through the working fluid by cycling the working fluid between a liquid phase and a vapor phase.

US Pat. No. 10,116,229

MULTILEVEL CASCADE HEXAGONAL VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER WITH ISOLATED DC SOURCES

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A multilevel cascade hexagonal voltage source converter (VSC) comprising a plurality of polyphase stages, each of the polyphase stages having:a plurality of n AC inputs corresponding to a number of phases, and a numerically identical plurality of n outputs, the outputs of one of the polyphase stages being connected to the inputs of a next polyphase stage in order to connect the polyphase stages in cascade;
a plurality of n DC-to-AC converters corresponding to the number of phases, each of the n DC-to-AC converters being connected to one of the n AC inputs corresponding to a respective phase so that the n DC-to-AC converters provide n DC-to-AC electrical conversions at the corresponding respective phase of their respective n AC inputs and cascades AC current received at the inputs connected to then DC-to-AC converters, each of the n DC-to-AC converters providing two AC outputs;
a connection for receiving DC power and amplifying its AC outputs with the received DC power;
the multilevel cascade hexagonal voltage source converter (VSC) further having a plurality of n split inductors, each n split inductor having two end terminals and a center tap terminal, the n split inductor on respective sides of the center tap terminal forming inductor half-segments, the AC outputs of the n DC-to-AC converters being connected to adjacent ones of the n split inductors at respective ones of the two end terminals, whereby the n split inductors and the n DC-to-AC converters establish a polyphase ring connection, the plurality of n split inductors having inductive cross-coupling links, the inductive cross-coupling links being inductively connected to the inductor half-segments at opposite sides of the polyphase ring connection, the center tap terminals of the n split inductors providing n AC outputs for its respective polyphase stage.

US Pat. No. 10,116,228

CONVERTER AND POWER CONVERSION DEVICE MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A converter configured to convert an AC voltage applied to an input terminal into a first DC voltage, a second DC voltage and a third DC voltage, and output the first DC voltage, the second DC voltage and the third DC voltage through a first output terminal, a second output terminal and a third output terminal, respectively, the converter comprising:a first transistor having a first electrode and a second electrode that are connected to the first output terminal and the input terminal, respectively;
a second transistor having a first electrode and a second electrode that are connected to the input terminal and the second output terminal, respectively;
a first diode and a second diode connected in anti-parallel to the first transistor and the second transistor, respectively; and
a first bidirectional switch connected between the input terminal and the third output terminal,
the first DC voltage being higher than the second DC voltage, and the third DC voltage being an intermediate voltage between the first DC voltage and the second DC voltage,
the first bidirectional switch including a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a third diode, and a fourth diode,
each of the first diode, the second diode, the third transistor, and the fourth transistor being formed of a wide band gap semiconductor,
each of the third diode, the fourth diode, the first transistor, and the second transistor being formed of a semiconductor other than the wide band gap semiconductor, and
each of the first diode and the second diode being greater in rated current than each of the third diode, the fourth diode, the first transistor, the second transistor, the third transistor, and the fourth transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,226

MULTI-PHASE ELECTRIC DRIVE AND METHOD THEREFOR TO PROVIDE POWER TO A POWER UNIT

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A multi-phase electric drive, including:a multi-phase power transformer, including at least one primary winding and a first number of secondary windings, said primary winding being electrically connectable to a source of multi-phase AC power;
a first number of power units, each of said first number of power units having input connected with a corresponding one of said first number of secondary windings, and a multiple of said first number of power units being serially connected with respective others of said power units in each phase output line connectable to a multi-phase AC load;
at least one measurement device, being electrically connected with said input to at least one of said first number of power units and being adapted for measuring an electrical quantity at the input thereto; and
a control system, being adapted for detecting a fault based on a value for the measured electrical quantity;
wherein said control system is further adapted for detecting said fault based on difference between the value for said electrical quantity measured at the input to at least one of said first number of power units and a threshold; and
wherein said value for measured electrical quantity is a cyclic average of said measured electrical quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,116,212

VOLTAGE REGULATION BASED ON CURRENT SENSING IN MOSFET DRAIN-TO-SOURCE RESISTANCE IN ON-STATE RDS(ON)

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

1. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:an information handling resource;
a synchronous buck voltage regulator (VR) coupled to the information handling resource to deliver electrical energy to the information handling resource by switching between a high side (HS) control switch and a low side (LS) synchronous switch to regulate a direct current (DC) output voltage (VOUT) generated from a DC input voltage (VIN); and
a VR controller coupled to the voltage regulator, and which:
measures at least one inductor current (IMON) value of the voltage regulator during LS synchronous switch ON state;
synthesizes one or more IMON values of the voltage regulator during HS power switch ON state based on the calibrated inductance value, a period of time of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) ON state, at least one measured VIN value, and at least one measured VOUT value; and
generates a complete IMON signal that combines the measured and synthesized IMON values.

US Pat. No. 10,116,211

POWER CONVERTER WITH ADAPTIVE ZERO-CROSSING CURRENT DETECTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A power converter, comprising:a first transistor, coupled between a VDD supply voltage and a common node;
a second transistor, coupled between the common node and a ground voltage, wherein the common node has a reactive voltage, and a reactive current flows through the common node;
a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) controller, selectively enabling and disabling the first transistor and the second transistor according to a second control signal and a first transistor control signal;
a low-pass filter, coupled between the common node and an output node; and
a delay controller, generating the second control signal according to a first control signal, wherein the delay controller comprises:
a first comparator, comparing the reactive voltage with a reference voltage so as to generate the first control signal; and
a delay unit directly connected to an output of the first compactor, directly delaying the first control signal for a first delay time so as to generate the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,210

DAC SERVO

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A switching converter, comprising:a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) configured to supply a DAC voltage to said switching converter;
a servo block connected to receive a feedback voltage and configured to modify said DAC voltage for one or more modes of operation, wherein said servo block is configured independently of switching modes of said switching converter, and wherein said servo block further comprises a first GM stage driving a capacitor and a second GM stage driving a resistor, wherein said second GM stage is a PMOS transistor, and an output of said first GM stage is connected to a gate of said second GM stage;
control loops configured to receive an output of said servo block, and said feedback voltage;
switching logic configured to receive the output signals of said control loops; and
an output stage, driven by said switching logic, configured to supply the output voltage of said switching converter.

US Pat. No. 10,116,199

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LINEARIZATION OF THE CONTROL INPUTS FOR A DUAL OUTPUT RESONANT CONVERTER

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A power converter comprising:a dual output resonant converter including a first output, a second output, a common mode control input, and a differential mode control input, wherein a voltage/current at the first output and a voltage/current at the second output are controlled in response to a common mode control signal received at the common mode control input and a differential mode control signal received at the differential mode control input; and
a dual output controller including a first error signal input, a second error signal input, a delta power signal input, a common mode control output, and a differential mode control output, wherein the dual output controller is configured to generate the common mode control signal and the differential mode control signal in response to a first error signal received at the first error signal input and a second error signal received at the second error signal input, wherein the first error signal is a function of the voltage/current at the first output and the second error signal is a function of the voltage/current at the second output, and wherein the common mode control signal is output from the common mode control output and the differential mode control signal is output from the differential mode control output,
wherein the common mode control signal is generated using a feedback loop that uses a desired delta power signal based upon the first error signal and the second error signal and a delta power signal that is a function of the difference in output power at the first output and the second output.

US Pat. No. 10,116,198

SWITCHING SYSTEM

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A switching system comprising:a first PWM timing generation circuit generating an edge timing of a first PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal by using a first count value and a first comparison value supplied;
a second PWM timing generation circuit generating an edge timing of a second PWM signal by using a second count value and a second comparison value supplied, the second count value being a count value which is the same as the first count value or having a relation of the same frequency or integral multiple of frequencies of the first count value and whose timing at which the count value becomes the maximum value or minimum value is synchronized with that of the first count value;
a first switching circuit including a switching transistor driven by the first PWM signal and a shunt resistor detecting current flowing in the switching transistor;
a second switching circuit including a switching transistor driven by the second PWM signal and a shunt resistor detecting current flowing in the switching transistor in the second switching circuit;
a first AD conversion circuit converting an analog value detected by the shunt resistor in the first switching circuit to a digital value at a first AD conversion timing as a sampling timing;
a first AD conversion timing generation circuit generating the first AD conversion timing on the basis of an edge timing of the first PWM signal;
a second AD conversion circuit converting an analog value detected by the shunt resistor in the second switching circuit to a digital value at a second AD conversion timing as a sampling timing; and
a second AD conversion timing generation circuit generating the second AD conversion timing on the basis of an edge timing of the second PWM signal,
wherein one of the first and second switching circuits is an inverter circuit of a common shunt type in which the shunt resistor is provided commonly for a plurality of phases, and
wherein the first PWM timing generation circuit verifies an interval between an edge timing of the first PWM signal and the second AD conversion timing or an interval between the first AD conversion timing and an edge timing of the second PWM signal and, when the interval is less than a first reference value, shifts the edge timing of the first PWM signal so that the interval becomes equal to or larger than the first reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,116,150

CONDUCTIVE PLATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A conductive plate of a terminal disposed on a side of a coil substrate for wirelessly charging the terminal, comprising:metal members each having a plate shape; and
an insulating layer disposed on a surface of at least one of the metal members to insulate the metal members from each other,
wherein the metal members are coupled to each other to configure a planar contour surface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,148

SECONDARY-BATTERY PROTECTING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, SECONDARY BATTERY PROTECTION APPARATUS, AND BATTERY PACK

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A secondary-battery protecting integrated circuit for protecting a secondary battery by controlling a switch circuit connected in series in a charge/discharge current path between a negative electrode of the secondary battery and a negative terminal connected to a lower voltage side power supply node of a load, the secondary-battery protecting integrated circuit comprising:a power supply terminal connected to a positive electrode of the secondary battery;
a ground terminal connected to a negative electrode of the secondary battery;
an input terminal connected to the negative terminal;
a control terminal at which a control signal is input;
a pull-down resistor connected between the control terminal and the ground terminal;
a voltage monitoring circuit configured to monitor a voltage between the control terminal and the ground terminal;
a voltage comparison circuit configured to compare a voltage at the control terminal with a voltage at the input terminal; and
a control circuit configured to perform an operation in which a discharge operation of the secondary battery is prevented by turning off a discharge control transistor included in the switch circuit in response to the voltage monitoring circuit detecting that the voltage between the control terminal and the ground terminal is greater than a first threshold, wherein, upon stopping the discharge operation, a parasitic current path is generated in which a parasitic current flows in a direction going from the power supply terminal, via the load, a parasitic diode with the lower voltage side power supply node as an anode, the control terminal, and the pull down resistor, to the ground terminal, and wherein the discharge operation of the secondary battery is allowed to be performed by turning on the discharge control transistor in response to the voltage comparison circuit detecting that the voltage at the control terminal is lower than the voltage at the input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,137

PROGRAMMABLE ELECTRICAL CONTROL DEVICE

SMARTSWITCH PTY LTD., Ar...

1. A method of controlling electrical power supply through at least one electrical power supply output of an electrical switching device, comprising:receiving switching time and/or duration data;
processing the received switching time and/or duration data with one or more of clock times and calendar dates to provide switching time and/or duration comprising at least one supply on period and at least one supply off period; and
controlling electrical power supply through the at least one electrical power supply output in accordance with the switching time and/or duration and in accordance with a position of a manual switch of the electrical switching device such that during the at least one supply on period the electrical power supply output is able to supply electrical power when the manual switch is on and during the at least one supply off period the electrical power supply output is unable to supply electrical power when the manual switch is either on or off.

US Pat. No. 10,116,099

DEVICES FOR BIASINGLY MAINTAINING A PORT GROUND PATH

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A device for biasingly forming a first ground path between a collar portion and a post portion and biasingly forming a second ground path between the post portion and a coupler portion when a coaxial cable connector moves toward a port from a first port-engaged position to a second port-engaged position comprising:a biasing portion configured to biasingly urge the collar portion against the post portion of the coaxial cable connector so as to biasingly form a first electrical ground path between the coaxial cable connector and the port during operation of the coaxial cable connector when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to biasingly urge the post portion against the coupler portion of the coaxial cable connector so as to biasingly form the second ground path between the post portion and the coupler portion when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the collar portion includes a flange portion configured to engage the post portion of the coaxial cable connector;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to at least partially encircle a first insulator body portion;
wherein the biasing portion includes a forward end configured to be biased against the collar portion and a rearward end configured to engage a second insulator body portion;
wherein the first insulator body portion is configured to be disposed in a first portion of an outer housing and engage the flange portion;
wherein the second insulator body portion is configured to be disposed in a second portion of the outer housing;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to bias the collar portion against the post portion of the coaxial cable connector when the coaxial cable connector is moved related to the outer housing so as to biasingly form the first electrical ground path between the coaxial cable connector and the port during operation of the coaxial cable connector when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to bias the post portion against the coupler portion when the coaxial cable connector is moved relative to the outer housing so as to biasingly form the second ground path between the post portion and the coupler portion when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the biasing portion comprises a biasing member, the collar portion comprises a collar member, the post portion comprises a post member, and the coupler portion comprises a coupler member;
wherein the biasing member, the collar member, the post member, and the coupler member are each separate components from one another;
wherein the collar portion, the post portion, and the coupler portion are each conductive;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to biasingly restrain axial movement of the second insulator body portion relative to the second portion of the outer housing when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the second portion of the outer housing includes a stopper portion configured to biasingly restrain axial movement of the second insulator body portion relative to the second portion of the outer housing when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position;
wherein the biasing portion is configured to biasingly urge the post portion against the coupler portion of the coaxial cable connector so as to biasingly form the second ground path between the post portion and the coupler portion when the coaxial cable connector moves toward the port from the first port-engaged position to the second port-engaged position and before the cable connector has moved to a fully tightened position on the port;
wherein the port comprises a port assembly;
wherein the port assembly includes the collar portion;
wherein the port assembly includes the first and second insulator body portions;
wherein the port assembly includes the outer housing;
wherein the outer housing is configured to at least partially encircle the collar portion; and
wherein the coaxial cable connector comprises a coaxial cable connector assembly that includes the post portion and the coupler portion.

US Pat. No. 10,116,084

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A connector comprising:a housing that holds a plurality of terminals; and
a mating housing that holds a plurality of mating terminals to be connected to the terminals,
wherein the mating housing is fitted inside of the housing to connect the mating terminals to the terminals;
wherein the housing comprises a partition wall portion including partition walls which project ahead of the terminals and separate adjacent ones of the terminals from each other,
wherein the partition walls include lateral partition walls and longitudinal partition walls which are perpendicular to each other, and
wherein distal end surfaces of the lateral partition walls are positioned behind distal end surfaces of the longitudinal partition walls.

US Pat. No. 10,116,067

SINGLE ELEMENT WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTOR

AVX CORPORATION, Fountai...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a contact element comprising:
an inlet opening;
a contact end opposite the inlet opening; and
a first contact tine and a second contact tine each biased toward a centerline axis of the contact element downstream of the inlet opening in an insertion direction into the contact element, wherein the first and second contact tines define a contact pinch point, and wherein the first contact tine comprises a plurality of tabs extending from a distal portion of the first contact tine.

US Pat. No. 10,116,058

MULTI-APERTURE PLANAR LENS ANTENNA SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

15. A wireless communication device:a transceiver configured to provide one or more signals to an antenna system; and
the antenna system including:
at least one feed subarray of antenna elements configured to emit a plurality of beams; and
a plurality of planar lenses configured to steer the plurality of beams, each planar lens of the plurality of planar lenses including a different phase profile and positioned adjacent to one of the plurality of planar lenses,
wherein each beam of the plurality of beams comprises a different beam pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,116,017

PASSIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR BATTERY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A battery module comprising:an array of battery cells;
a cell holder supporting the array of battery cells; and
a laminated element contacted with each of the battery cells, wherein each of the battery cells extends through a respective aperture through the laminated element, the laminated element including heat conducting layers and intumescent layers interspersed with the heat conducting layers, the intumescent layers being configured to expand in response to an intumescent layer temperature exceedance to reconfigure the laminated element from a first configuration in which the laminated element transfers heat emitted by the array of battery cells to a second configuration in which the laminated element does not substantially transfer heat emitted by the array of battery cells.

US Pat. No. 10,116,015

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING A BATTERY

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A temperature control device for temperature controlling a battery of a motor vehicle comprising:a housing defining a housing interior, the housing having a metal housing bottom and a housing lid;
a plurality of tubular bodies arranged in the housing interior adjacent to one another for a coolant to flow therethrough, wherein an electric heating device is arranged in the housing interior in addition to the plurality of tubular bodies;
wherein the heating device includes, on each of a lower side facing the housing bottom and on a top side facing the housing lid, a lower or an upper electrical contact plate for connecting the electric heating device to an electric source of energy;
wherein an electrical insulation is disposed between the housing bottom and the lower electrical contact plate; and
wherein the electric heating device, having the lower and the upper electrical contact plates, and the electrical insulation are formed as a heating module unit, wherein the heating module unit is installed into the housing as a unitary component to the housing bottom via a bonded joint.

US Pat. No. 10,115,993

ALL-VANADIUM REDOX FLOW BATTERY SYSTEM EMPLOYING A V+4/V+5 REDOX COUPLE AND AN ANCILLARY CE+3/CE+4 REDOX COUPLE IN THE POSITIVE ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION

HYDRAREDOX TECHNOLOGIES H...

1. A redox flow battery, energy storage system employing a V+4/V+5 redox couple in a positive electrolyte solution and a V+2/V+3 redox couple in a negative electrolyte solution of a redox flow electrochemical cell, comprising an ancillary Ce+3/Ce+4 redox couple present in said positive electrolyte solution in a mole content from about 100 to 500 mMole/liter sufficient to support charge current in case of a substantially complete oxidation of vanadium of the redox couple in the solution and a balancing mole amount of a reducible redox couple added in the negative electrolyte solution.

US Pat. No. 10,115,990

FUEL CELL SYSTEM, FUEL CELL VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system installed in a vehicle, the fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell configured to supply power to a motor that drives the vehicle;
a pump configured to supply oxygen to the fuel cell;
an accelerator position detector configured to detect an accelerator depression amount of the vehicle;
a secondary battery configured to supply power to the motor;
a state of charge detector configured to detect a temperature and a state of charge of the secondary battery; and
a controller configured to calculate required generated power of the fuel cell and required driving power of the pump, based on the accelerator depression amount, wherein
when a preset condition of causing a sharp drop in the calculated required generated power is satisfied, the controller is configured to calculate the required driving power in such a manner that a drop rate of the required driving power becomes higher than a drop rate of the calculated required generated power, set a lower limit to the calculated required driving power, and drive the pump in accordance with the lower limit when the calculated required driving power is lower than the lower limit,
the controller is configured to calculate an allowable output upper limit of the secondary battery based on at least one of the temperature and the state of charge of the secondary battery,
the controller is configured to calculate the lower limit of the required driving power based on the allowable output upper limit and the required generated power of the fuel cell, and
the preset condition is a drop rate of the accelerator depression amount being equal to or higher than a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,115,989

OPERATION METHOD OF FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM

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

1. An operation method of a fuel cell system that includes:a fuel cell that generates power due to a reaction between a fuel gas and an oxidant gas;
a turbo pump that supplies the oxidant gas to the fuel cell;
an oxidant gas supply passage through which the oxidant gas supplied to the fuel cell by the turbo pump flows;
an oxidant off-gas discharge passage through which an oxidant off-gas discharged from the fuel cell flows;
a branch passage that connects the oxidant gas supply passage and the oxidant off-gas discharge passage;
a branch valve that allows a flow rate of the oxidant gas to be regulated, the oxidant gas flowing through the branch passage;
a power storage unit that stores power generated by the fuel cell; and
a control unit that controls generation power of the fuel cell,
the operation method comprising:
controlling the turbo pump and the branch valve, thereby regulating a flow rate of the oxidant gas to be supplied to the fuel cell by the control unit in an extremely low power generation mode in which an extremely low generation power is requested, the extremely low generation power being less than or equal to a predetermined generation power corresponding to a minimum flow rate of the oxidant gas that may be supplied by the turbo pump,
wherein the control unit is configured to set a rotational speed of the turbo pump to a minimum rotational speed and close the branch passage by closing the branch valve based on a determination by the control unit that the power storage unit allows power to be stored in the extremely low power generation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,115,986

METHOD FOR CHANGING A FUEL CELL SYSTEM OVER TO A STANDBY MODE AS WELL AS SUCH A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for changing a fuel cell system from a normal mode of operation over to a standby mode, the fuel cell system having a fuel cell stack comprising cathode spaces and anode spaces, an anode supply system, a cathode gas supply system as well as an external electric circuit, a maximum efficiency of the fuel cell system being exhibited at a first load, the first load defining an optimal system efficiency load, the method comprising the following steps:a) reducing a load—via the electric circuit of the fuel cell stack—down to a load within a range from ?1% to +5% of the optimal system efficiency load,
b) regulating or controlling an anode pressure down via the anode supply system so that an anode operating pressure is reduced,
c) in the meantime, maintaining and controlling a cathode gas feed via the cathode supply system in such a way that a pressure differential that sets in between the anode spaces and the cathode spaces does not exceed a prescribed maximum pressure differential,
d) switching off the cathode gas feed if a further pressure differential between the anode spaces and of the fuel cell stack and an environment has reached the prescribed maximum pressure differential, and
e) switching off the load via the external electric circuit at the latest when a prescribed minimum limit voltage of the fuel cell stack has been reached.

US Pat. No. 10,115,981

FUEL CELL STACK

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A fuel cell stack including a plurality of power generation cells which are stacked together in a stacking direction, and end plates provided at both ends of the power generation cells in the stacking direction, the power generation cells each formed by stacking a membrane electrode assembly and a separator, the membrane electrode assembly including electrodes and an electrolyte membrane interposed between the electrodes,wherein a fluid passage extends through the power generation cells, for allowing a reactant gas or a coolant to flow in the stacking direction of the power generation cells;
a manifold member connecting the fluid passage and an external pipe is provided for one of the end plates;
the manifold member has a first opening, having a first shape, connected to the fluid passage, and a second opening, having a second shape different from the first shape, connected to the external pipe; and
a sensing part of a sensor member for detecting the state of the fluid disposed through a side wall of the manifold member between the first opening and the second opening and extending into the manifold member to an area in which the first shape and the second shape are partially overlapped from a front view of one of the end plates;
wherein in a front view of one of the end plates, the first opening is offset upward from the center of the second opening, and
wherein in a front view of one of the end plates, side portions of the second opening are disposed further to the left and right of respective sides of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,115,973

COMPOSITION OF A NICKELATE COMPOSITE CATHODE FOR A FUEL CELL

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A method of inhibiting the formation of a lanthanide oxide phase in a fuel cell having a cathode comprising a lanthanide nickelate, said method comprising:forming the cathode from a composition comprising a lanthanide nickelate and a second oxide material which adsorbs an oxide formed from the lanthanide,
wherein said lanthanide nickelate comprises 50-70% of the cathode by weight, and
wherein the composition has a general formula of:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-t)nO3n+1-A1-xBxOy-CwDzCe(1-w-z)O2-?,
where Ln is a rare earth metal, 0

US Pat. No. 10,115,967

METHOD OF PRODUCING POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of producing a positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising:providing nickel-containing composite oxide particles having a ratio 1D90/1D10 of a 90% particle size 1D90 to a 10% particle size 1D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution of 3 or less;
mixing the composite oxide particles and a lithium compound to obtain a first mixture;
subjecting the first mixture to a first heat treatment at a first temperature and a second heat treatment at a second temperature higher than the first temperature to obtain a first heat-treated material; and
dissociation from the first heat-treated material the positive electrode active material,
wherein the positive electrode active material comprises lithium-transition metal composite oxide particles having a ratio 2D50/2DSEM of a 50% particle size 2D50 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution to an average particle size 2DSEM based on electron microscopic observation in a range of 1 to 4, and
wherein the lithium-transition metal composite oxide particles have a composition represented by the following formula (1):
LipNixCoyMz1O2+?  (1)wherein p, x, y, z, and ? satisfy 1.0?p?1.3, 0.3?x<0.6, 0?y?0.4, 0?z?0.5, x+y+z=1, and ?0.1???0.1, and M1 represents at least one of Mn and Al.

US Pat. No. 10,115,937

BATTERY INCLUDING BRANCHED CURRENT COLLECTOR SECTIONS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A battery comprising:an electrode group in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are wound into a flat form with a separator interposed therebetween, the positive electrode comprising a positive electrode current collector, and the negative electrode comprising a negative electrode current collector;
a positive electrode tab which is a section of the positive electrode current collector projected in a spiral form from one end face in a winding axis direction of the electrode group;
a negative electrode tab which is a section of the negative electrode current collector projected in a spiral form from another end face in the winding axis direction of the electrode group;
a case in which the electrode group is stored;
a lid provided to an opening in the case and comprising a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal;
a positive electrode lead comprising,
a connecting section of the positive electrode lead electrically connected to the positive electrode terminal, and
current collecting sections which are two sections branched from the connecting section, extending along a direction perpendicular to the winding axis direction and sandwiching the positive electrode tab, one of the two sections being electrically connected to the positive electrode tab, another section being electrically connected to the positive electrode tab;
a negative electrode lead comprising
a connecting section of the negative electrode lead electrically connected to the negative electrode terminal, and
current collecting sections which are two sections branched from the connecting section, extending along the direction perpendicular to the winding axis direction and sandwiching the negative electrode tab, one of the two sections being electrically connected to the negative electrode tab, another section being electrically connected to the negative electrode tab;
an insulating tape which is arranged on an outermost circumference of the electrode group;
a first insulating cover comprising a resin molded product having a shape which covers areas of the positive electrode lead and the positive electrode tab which are areas opposed to an inside surface of the case, the first insulating cover comprising an opening, a side plate covering an end face of the positive electrode tab, and a side plate curved into a U-shaped form to cover an outermost circumference of the positive electrode tab; and
a second insulating cover comprising a resin molded product having a shape which covers areas of the negative electrode lead and the negative electrode tab which are areas opposed to the inside surface of the case, the second insulating cover comprising an opening, a side plate covering an end face of the negative electrode tab, and a side plate curved into a U-shaped form to cover an outermost circumference of the negative electrode tab.

US Pat. No. 10,115,933

ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. An energy storage apparatus, comprising:an energy storage device and another energy storage device; and
a spacer located between the energy storage device and said another energy storage device,
wherein each of the energy storage device and said another energy storage device comprises a case body for accommodating an electrode assembly, the case body comprising a body part including an opening at at least a first end in a first direction, and a lid for closing the opening,
wherein the body part comprises:
a thick-walled part formed at at least one of the first end and a second end of the body part in the first direction; and
a thin-walled part thinner than the thick-walled part,
wherein the spacer comprises a pair of sealing parts disposed at an interval in the first direction and a base extending along the energy storage device and said another energy storage device,
wherein each of the sealing parts is in contact with the thin-walled part of the energy storage device,
wherein, in said each of the energy storage device and said another energy storage device, at least a part of a surface of the thick-walled part that faces the spacer is spaced apart from the spacer, and
wherein at least one of the pair of sealing parts includes a first contact part, contacting a surface of the energy storage device, and a second contact part, contacting a surface of said another energy storage device, the first contact part and the second contact part asymmetrically extending from the base with respect to the base.

US Pat. No. 10,115,929

OLED DEVICE ENCAPSULATION STRUCTURES, OLED DEVICES, AND DISPLAY PANELS

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A package structure of organic light emitting diode (OLED) components, comprising:an OLED body and an encapsulation layer having an organic layer, a protecting layer, a blocking layer, and a stressed layer;
a first curved-surface area is formed on the organic layer, the protecting layer, the blocking layer, and the stressed layer are stacked on the organic layer in sequence, the protecting layer, the blocking layer, and the stressed layer are respectively formed with a second curved-surface area, the second curved-surface area is stacked on the first curved-surface area and is overlapped with the first curved-surface area, and the second curved-surface area and the first curved-surface area form a folded area of the encapsulation layer;
wherein the first curved-surface area comprises a plurality of periodic cones arranged in a matrix, and the cones are spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,115,921

QUANTUM DOT LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A quantum dot light emitting element, comprising: a substrate, a cathode, an electron injection/electron transport layer, a quantum dot light emitting layer, a hole injection/hole transport layer, and an anode, wherein the cathode is arranged on the substrate; the cathode and the anode is arranged on the same side of the substrate; the cathode is opposite to the anode with some in-between space; the electron injection/electron transport layer, the quantum dot light emitting layer, and the hole injection/hole transport layer are inserted between the cathode and the anode; one side of the electron injection/electron transport layer is connected to the cathode; the quantum dot light emitting layer and the hole injection/hole transport layer are subsequently layered on a surface of the electron injection/electron transport layer away from the cathode; the hole injection/hole transport layer is away from a surface of the quantum dot light emitting layer and is connected to the anode; the cathode is used for supplying electrons; the anode is used for supplying holes; the electron injection/electron transport layer is used for transmitting the electrons to the quantum dot light emitting layer; the hole injection/hole transport layer is used for transmitting the holes to the quantum dot light emitting layer; the electrons and the holes recombine in the quantum dot light emitting layer for emitting light; and wherein the electron injection/electron transport layer comprises a water-alcohol soluble conjugated polymer (WACPs);wherein the WACPs comprises one of PFNBr (Bromine Polyfluorene) and PFNSO (Sulfo-Polyfluorene).

US Pat. No. 10,115,917

DOPANT-FREE POLYMERIC HOLE-TRANSPORTING MATERIALS FOR PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELL

Northwestern University, ...

1. A hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite photovoltaic device comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, a light-absorbing layer between the first and second electrodes that comprises a perovskite compound, and a hole-transporting material in contact with the perovskite compound, wherein the hole-transporting material comprises a copolymer comprising a benzo[1,2-d;4,5-d?]bistriazole-containing repeating unit and a benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b?]dithiophene-containing repeating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,115,912

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An organometallic complex represented by a general formula (G1),
wherein each of R1 to R13 independently represents any of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl group,
wherein A represents a five-membered heteroaromatic skeleton comprising two or three nitrogen atoms, and
wherein Q represents a sulfur atom.

US Pat. No. 10,115,903

EMITTER HAVING A CONDENSED RING SYSTEM

Merck Patent GmbH, (DE)

1. An organic electroluminescent device comprising at least two electrodes and at least one emitting layer between the electrodes which comprises at least one bi- or tricyclic aromatic or heteroaromatic compound of thegeneral formulae (130) to (137):
where one or more H atoms of these compounds is replaced by one, two, three or four of a radical R1,
R1 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, D, F, N(R2)2, Si(R2)3, B(OR2)2, P(R2)2, S(?O)R2, a straight-chain alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 40 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 3 to 40 C atoms, each of which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2, where one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups is optionally replaced by R2C?CR2, Si(R2)2, Ge(R2)2, Sn(R2)2, C?O, C?S, C?Se, C?NR2, P(?O)(R2), SO, SO2, NR2, O, S or CONR2 and where one or more H atoms is optionally replaced by D, F, Cl, or CN, or an uncondensed aromatic ring system having 6 to 18 aromatic ring atoms or an uncondensed heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 18 aromatic ring atoms, each of which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R2, or a condensed aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 8 to 12 aromatic ring atoms, which may in each case be substituted by one or more radicals R2, or a combination of two or more of these groups, two or more substituents R1 may also form a mono- or polycyclic aliphatic ring system with one another here;
R2 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, H, D, F, OH, N(R3)2, Si(R3)3, B(OR3)2, P(?O)(R3)2, P(R2)2, S(?O)R3, a straight-chain alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 40 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 3 to 40 C atoms, each of which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals R3, where one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups is optionally replaced by R3C?CR3, C?C, Si(R3)2, Ge(R3)2, Sn(R3)2, C=O, C?S, C?Se, C?NR3, P(?O)(R3), SO, SO2, NR3, O, S or CONR3 and where one or more H atoms is optionally replaced by D, F, Cl or CN, or an uncondensed aromatic ring system having 6 to 18 aromatic ring atoms or an uncondensed haeroaromatic ring system having 5 to 18 aromatic ring atoms, each of which be substituted by one or more radicals R3, or a condensed aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system having 8 to 12 aromatic ring atoms, which may in each case be substituted by one or more radicals R3, or a combination of two or more of these groups; two or more adjacent radicals R2 may form a mono- or polycyclic aliphatic ring system with one another here; and
R3 is, identically or differently on each occurrence, H, D, F, a straight-chain alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 1 to 40 C atoms or a branched or cyclic alkyl, alkoxy or thioalkoxy group having 3 to 40 C atoms, an uncondensed aromatic ring system having 6 to 18 aromatic ring atoms or a heteroaromatic ring system having 5 to 12 aromatic ring atoms, in which, in addition, one or more H atoms is optionally replaced by F; two or more substituents R3 may also form a mono- or polycyclic aliphatic ring system with one another here
wherein the compound of the formulae (130) to (137) is employed as UV light-emitting compound, and wherein the device emits radiation having a wavelength in the range from 280 nm to 380 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,115,897

RESISTIVE MEMORY CELL CONTAINING A MIDDLE ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A resistive memory device comprising:an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that extend along a first horizontal direction, wherein sidewalls of the electrically conductive layers are laterally recessed relative to sidewalls of the insulating layers to define laterally recessed regions;
discrete clam-shaped barrier material portions located within a respective one of the laterally recessed regions and vertically spaced apart by the insulating layers;
middle electrodes contacting a respective one of the discrete clam shaped barrier material portions, wherein each of the middle electrodes includes a protrusion portion located inside a respective one of the laterally recessed regions and embedded within a respective one of the discrete clam shaped barrier material portions, and further includes a vertically-extending portion located outside the laterally recessed regions and having a greater vertical extent than the protrusion portion;
a resistive memory material layer comprising a resistive material having at least two resistive states having different electrical resistivity and contacting the vertically-extending portion of each of the middle electrodes; and
a vertical conductive line contacting the resistive memory material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,896

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first bottom electrode having two edges opposite to each other, and an upper surface;
a second bottom electrode between the edges of the first bottom electrode and exposed from the upper surface of the first bottom electrode wherein a conductivity of the second bottom electrode is higher than a conductivity of the first bottom electrode;
a switching layer over the first bottom electrode and the second bottom electrode; and
a top electrode over the switching layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,881

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH THERMOELECTRIC POWER SOURCE

DONGGUAN HEWANG ELECTRIC ...

1. A portable lighting device with thermoelectric power source, comprising:a thermoelectric power generation module, including a heat dissipation unit, a thermoelectric power generation chip set with hot and cold sides, a heat supply box and a combustion chamber, wherein said cold side of said thermoelectric power generation chip set is in close contact with said heat dissipation unit, said hot side of said thermoelectric power generation chip set is in close contact with said heat supply box, and said heat supply box has a bottom portion connected to said combustion chamber;
an adjustment rod;
a mounting top panel; and
a light emitting unit mounted onto a surface of said mounting top panel, wherein said mounting top panel and said thermoelectric power generation module are connected through said adjustment rod;
said thermoelectric power generation chip set in said cold side comprises a Bi2Te3—Bi2Se3 thermoelectric power generation sheet at a temperature range of 0˜300 degree Celsius, then a solid solution of PbTe, PbTe and SnTe or PbSe at a temperature range of 300˜600 degree Celsius after said Bi2Te3—Bi2Se3 thermoelectric power generation sheet, and a GeTe and/or AgSbTe2 thermoelectric power generation sheet, and in said hot side comprises a Ge—Si alloy and/or MnTe thermoelectric power generation sheet at a temperature above 600 degree Celsius.

US Pat. No. 10,115,804

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

INSTITUTE OF MICROELECTRO...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a gate trench on a substrate;
forming a gate dielectric layer and a metal gate layer thereon in the gate trench;
forming a first tungsten (W) layer on a surface of the metal gate layer, and
forming a tungsten nitride (WN) blocking layer by injecting nitrogen (N) ions into the first W layer; and
forming a second tungsten (W) layer on the tungsten nitride (WN) blocking layer through an Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) process;
wherein the WN blocking layer is used to prevent elements in the precursors when forming the second W layer from diffusing downwards; and
wherein in forming the WN blocking layer, the N content in WN is controlled, such that elements in the metal gate layer is less than or equal to 5%, or a diffusion depth of the elements is less than or equal to 5% of a total thickness of the metal gate layer when forming the second W layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,802

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ADVANTEST CORPORATION, T...

1. A manufacturing method for a compound semiconductor device, wherein a semiconductor element is formed on an N-plane side of a GaN epitaxial substrate grown in a Ga-polar direction,wherein the GaN epitaxial substrate has a multilayer structure in which an n-type conductive layer, a first GaN layer that functions as an electron transport layer, an electron supply layer, and a second GaN layer are multilayered in this order in the Ga-polar direction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,787

LOW LEAKAGE FET

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A FET fabricated on a silicon-on-insulator substrate, including:(a) an isolated silicon island;
(b) a gate structure overlying the isolated silicon island and having a center length L, the gate structure having central and edge regions each with an associated work function ?MF
(c) source and drain regions within the isolated silicon island and defined by the gate structure;
(d) a central conduction channel between the source and drain regions, the central conduction channel having a threshold voltage VtC; and
(e) at least one edge transistor defined by a corresponding edge region of the gate structure overlying the isolated silicon island, each edge transistor having a threshold voltage VtE determined in part by the work function ?MF of the corresponding edge region of the gate structure;wherein the work function ?MF of at least one corresponding edge region of the gate structure is increased sufficiently to increase the VtE of such corresponding edge transistor to be approximately equal to or greater than VtC.

US Pat. No. 10,115,740

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an insulating substrate;
a first semiconductor layer formed of silicon and positioned above the insulating substrate;
a second semiconductor layer formed of a metal oxide and positioned above the first semiconductor layer;
a first insulating film formed of a silicon nitride and positioned between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer;
a second insulating film formed of a silicon oxide and positioned between the first insulating film and the second semiconductor layer;
a first gate electrode opposed to an upper surface of the first semiconductor layer;
a second gate electrode opposed to an upper surface of the second semiconductor layer;
an interlayer insulating film formed of a silicon oxide and positioned between the second semiconductor layer and the second gate electrode; and
a block layer between the first insulating film and the second semiconductor layer, the block layer having lower hydrogen diffusion than hydrogen diffusion of the first insulating film, wherein
the block layer continuously extends to a position opposed to the first semiconductor layer and a position opposed to the second semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,712

ELECTRONIC MODULE

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. An electronic module, comprising:a first package having an encapsulant and an electronic element embedded in the encapsulant, wherein the encapsulant has opposite first and second surfaces, wherein a first circuit structure has a dielectric layer formed on the first surface of the encapsulant and at least a circuit layer formed on the dielectric layer for electrically connecting the electronic element; and
a second package disposed on the first circuit structure formed on the first surface of the encapsulant through a plurality of conductive elements, wherein the second package has an insulating layer having opposite third and fourth surfaces and an antenna structure formed on the third surface of the insulating layer and extending through the insulating layer, the insulating layer being bonded to the first surface of the encapsulant via the fourth surface thereof and the antenna structure being electrically connected to the circuit layer and the electronic element, wherein a metal layer is formed on the fourth surface of the insulating layer and electrically connected to the antenna structure and at least one of the conductive elements, and wherein the metal layer is free from being in contact with the first circuit structure.

US Pat. No. 10,115,672

DOUBLE-SIDED SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND DUAL-MOLD METHOD OF MAKING SAME

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first conductive layer;
a semiconductor die disposed over the first conductive layer;
a conductive pillar formed over the first conductive layer;
a first encapsulant deposited over the first conductive layer and semiconductor die;
a second encapsulant deposited around the first encapsulant, first conductive layer, and semiconductor die; and
a second conductive layer formed over the semiconductor die, first encapsulant, and second encapsulant opposite the first conductive layer, wherein the conductive pillar extends through the first encapsulant between the first conductive layer and second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,671

INCORPORATION OF PASSIVES AND FINE PITCH THROUGH VIA FOR PACKAGE ON PACKAGE

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A package-on-package comprising:a bottom package vertically integrated with a second package, wherein
the bottom package includes a first die, a glass via bar, and a package substrate, wherein the first die and the glass via bar are attached to the same side of the package substrate, wherein the first die is oriented laterally to the glass via bar on the package substrate, and wherein the first die and the glass via bar are each electrically coupled to the package substrate by distinct electrical connections;
the second package includes a second die; and
the first die is configured to be in electrical communication with the second die through the glass via bar, wherein the glass via bar includes an amorphous silicate glass sidewall surface that extends through a thickness of the glass via bar and wherein the glass via bar includes an integrated passive component, wherein the integrated passive component is disposed on one or more surfaces of the glass via bar or is embedded within the glass via bar.

US Pat. No. 10,115,641

SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Institute of Microelectro...

1. A semiconductor arrangement, comprising a first semiconductor device and a second semiconductor device stacked in sequence on a substrate, wherein each of the first semiconductor device and the second semiconductor device comprises:a first source/drain layer, a channel layer and a second source/drain layer stacked in sequence, wherein the channel layer comprises a semiconductor material different from that of the first source/drain layer and from that of the second source/drain layer; and
a gate stack surrounding a periphery of the channel layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,547

MEDIUM OR HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH BUSHING

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A medium or high voltage switch, comprising:a bottle assembly comprising:
a bottle formed of a first material and defining a chamber; and
a plurality of contacts for selectively opening and closing an electrical circuit, the plurality of contacts disposed within the chamber;
a bushing formed of a second material and defining a cavity configured to receive the bottle assembly;
a sleeve formed of a third material and overmolded onto the bottle; and
a dielectric grease disposed between the bottle assembly and the bushing,
wherein the bottle assembly and the bushing have an interference fit.

US Pat. No. 10,115,511

METAL ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A SUPERCONDUCTOR

MMC Copper Products Oy, ...

1. A metal assembly (1) comprising at least one insulated superconductive wire (2) extending in a longitudinal direction, wherein the at least one insulated superconductive wire (2) comprises:a superconductive wire (4), comprising a material (5) that exhibits superconducting properties within a defined temperature range embedded in a metal matrix (6), and
an electrically insulating layer (7) arranged as a coating on the superconductive wire (4), wherein the electrically insulating layer (7) comprises a polymer based insulator having a resistivity of at least 107 ?m,characterized inthat the metal assembly (1) further comprises a thermal conduction element (3) comprising a thermally conductive material arranged as a layer at least partly surrounding the at least one insulated superconductive wire (2), such that the metal assembly (1), when wound into a coil, exhibits isotropic or essentially isotropic thermal conduction properties, wherein the thermally conductive material is chosen from copper, copper alloy, aluminium, aluminium alloy, or a composite comprising copper and aluminium.

US Pat. No. 10,115,507

LOW-B BARE EARTH MAGNET

Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd....

1. A low-B rare earth magnet containing a main phase of R2T14B and comprising the following raw material components:13.5 at %˜14.5 at % of R,
5.2 at %˜5.8 at % of B,
0.3 at %˜0.8 at % of Cu,
0.3 at %˜3 at % of Co, and
a balance being T and inevitable impurities, wherein:
the R is at least one rare earth element comprising Nd, and
the T is an element mainly comprising Fe the T further comprises X,
the X is at least three elements selected from Al, Si, Ga, Sn, Ge, Ag, Au, Bi, Mn, Cr, P or S, and
a total composition of the X is 0 at %-1.0 at %.

US Pat. No. 10,115,504

THIN-FILM RESISTOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

KOA CORPORATION, Nagano ...

1. A thin-film resistor comprising a substrate, a pair of electrodes formed on the substrate, and a resistive film connected to the pair of electrodes, whereinthe resistive film includes a first resistive film and a second resistive film, the second resistive film having a different TCR from that of the first resistive film, and
each of the first resistive film and the second resistive film contains Si, Cr, and N as main components, and further wherein
one of the first resistive film or the second resistive film has a positive TCR value, and the other has a negative TCR value, and
the first resistive film and the second resistive film contain different percentages of silicon nitride across xTCR (a threshold of silicon nitride) as a boundary, the xTCR being a percentage of silicon nitride at which a positive TCR changes to a negative TCR or a negative TCR changes to a positive TCR.

US Pat. No. 10,115,501

SUBSTRATE FOR SUPERCONDUCTING WIRE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SUPERCONDUCTING WIRE

Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd., To...

1. A substrate for a superconducting wire, comprising a non-magnetic metal plate, a layer of copper or a copper alloy superposed on the non-magnetic metal plate, and an outermost protective layer consisting of a plated film of nickel or a nickel alloy formed on the layer of copper or the copper alloy, wherein the crystal orientation of the outermost protective layer exhibitsa c-axis orientation rate of 99% or higher,
a ?? of 6 degrees or less, and
a percentage of an area in which the crystal orientation is deviated by 6 degrees or more from the (001) [100] per unit area of 6% or less, wherein the crystal orientation deviation is observed via the electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD) method.

US Pat. No. 10,115,453

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH SRAM DEVICES HAVING READ ASSIST CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SUCH CIRCUITS

Globalfoundries Singapore...

1. A read assist circuit for use in a semiconductor memory device, the read assist circuit comprising:a first drive device for driving a wordline of the semiconductor memory device to a wordline driving voltage, wherein the first drive device operates at a first current; and
a second drive device for maintaining the wordline of the semiconductor memory device at the wordline driving voltage, wherein the second drive device operates at a second current, and wherein the second current is lower than the first current, wherein the read assist circuit is configured to activate the first drive device for a pulse width, and wherein the read assist circuit is configured to maintain the second drive device when the first drive device is not activated.

US Pat. No. 10,115,429

DISK MAGAZINE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A disk magazine comprising:a disk tray that is made of resin and houses a plurality of disks in a stacked state; and
a tray holder that houses the disk tray, wherein
an opening is provided on one side surface of the tray holder so that the disk tray can be inserted into and extracted from the opening,
a sliding member is mounted to a front wall of the disk tray so as to protrude more upward than a top surface of the disk tray, the front wall serving as a side where the disk tray is inserted into the opening, and
the sliding member is constituted of a resin material different from the resin material that constitutes the disk tray.

US Pat. No. 10,115,415

MAGNETIC PULSE RECORDING SCHEME IN PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A magnetic recording apparatus, comprising:(a) a high density disk (HDD) controller configured to input a data sequence to a preamplifier (preamp);
(b) wherein the preamp is configured to convert the data sequence to a recording current and to send the recording current to a write head in a perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) write head on a head gimbal assembly (HGA); and
(c) wherein the PMR write head comprises a main pole that terminates at an air bearing surface proximate to a magnetic recording medium, configured so that the recording current causes the write head to generate a magnetic field that is applied from the main pole to write a plurality of bits in the magnetic recording medium such that the magnetic field is turned off for a certain period (tOFF) of time in a bit duration when a total recording time (tREC) for each bit is less than the bit duration and the bit duration equals the sum (tREC+tOFF), and when the main pole has a down-track length greater than a bit length for each of the plurality of bits.

US Pat. No. 10,115,391

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VOICE FEEDBACK INFORMATION TO USER IN CALL

SHANGHAI ROBOT TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method for providing a voice feedback information to a user in a call, where the method is applied to a computer equipment, comprising:acquiring a text information obtained by conducting a voice recognition on a voice information of the user;
identifying a menu item to be jumped to according to the text information in conjunction with a plurality of menu items of other party in the call, wherein the menu item to be jumped to is away from a present menu item by at least two levels; and
jumping to the identified menu item, and sending the voice feedback information that corresponds to the menu item and is to be provided to the user,
wherein identifying a menu item to be jumped to according to the text information in conjunction with a plurality of menu items of the other party in the call further comprises:
supplementing the text information according to a context information of the call, when it is determined that a menu item to be jumped to is not identified according to the text information; and
identifying the menu item to be jumped to according to the supplemented text information in conjunction with the plurality of menu items of the other party.

US Pat. No. 10,115,384

PICKUP APPARATUS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Abeseishi Ltd., Fukushim...

1. A pickup apparatus, for a musical instrument, to be fixed to the musical instrument, comprising:a disc-shaped piezoelectric element;
a couple of circular members receiving interposition of the piezoelectric element therebetween; and
leg portions being arranged on a surface of any one of the couple of circular members,
each circular member including protrusions formed protrusively toward the other circular member in two positions along a peripheral edge of an opposite surface in a face-to-face relationship with the other circular member, and
the piezoelectric element being supported within an air gap formed by the protrusions between the couple of circular members in a state of the piezoelectric element being interposed between the protrusions possessed by respective circular wood members.

US Pat. No. 10,115,379

ACOUSTIC GUITAR USER INTERFACE

Gibson Brands, Inc., Nas...

1. An acoustic guitar comprising:a neck;
a body; and
a user interface module comprising:
an audio effect module configured to implement one or more audio effects;
one or more effect controllers, wherein each effect controller is configured to set a level of a corresponding audio effect implemented by the audio effect module;
a first two blend potentiometer configured to allow the user to adjust a blend between a piezo pickup and a magnetic pickup;
a second two blend potentiometer configured to allow the user to adjust a blend between a microphone and an output set by the first two blend potentiometer; and
a voice controller configured to allow a user to select a patch from a plurality of available patches, wherein each patch of the plurality of available patches comprises a configuration of one or more audio effects set at various levels to arrive at a desired effect template.

US Pat. No. 10,115,370

USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A mobile device comprising:a first input user interface;
a second input user interface;
a third input user interface;
a sensing device configured to sense an operating condition of the mobile device; and
a controller configured to enable the first input user interface and disable the second input user interface if the operating condition corresponds to a first condition, enable the second input user interface and disable the first input user interface if the operating condition corresponds to a second condition different from the first condition, and enable the first input user interface and the second input user interface and disable the third input user interface if the operating condition corresponds to a third condition different from each of the first condition and the second condition,
wherein the operating condition is at least one of an external environment of the mobile device and a motion of the mobile device, and
wherein when the first input user interface and the second input user interface are inputted simultaneously, one of the first input user interface and the second input user interface is selected based on a preset priority level set by a user via a user interface for setting a priority level.

US Pat. No. 10,115,325

SYSTEM TO DISPLAY A FLAG AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE THE SYSTEM

CJ Limited LLC, Valrico,...

1. A system to display a flag, the system comprising:an attachment member having an attachment portion, the attachment portion configured to affix the attachment member to a structure at an angle in between horizontal and vertical; said attachment member having a first end distal to said structure;
a flag housing configured to house a flag, the flag housing being coupled to the attachment member along a longitudinal axis of the attachment member;
a flag roller member disposed in the flag housing, the flag roller member configured to furl the flag onto and around the flag roller member for storage and unfurl the flag off of the flag roller member for display; and
a guide member having a guide mount and including a notched portion and two guide rollers, said guide member coupled to the flag roller member, said guide member positioned at said first end of the flag housing, the guide member being configured to prevent bunching of flag material proximate to said first end and to maintain alignment between the flag and the flag roller member when the flag is rolled onto and off of the roller member.

US Pat. No. 10,115,321

HUMAN BODY CAVITY MODEL

MEGAFORCE COMPANY LIMITED...

1. A human body cavity model, comprising:a first cavity, including a laser projector disposed at a first rear end, wherein the laser projector comprises an MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) scanner for projecting a scanning light beam, and a reflection mirror disposed at a first front end to reflect the scanning light beam; and
a second cavity, comprising a second cavity chamber, while a second front end of the second cavity chamber is provided with a viewing port, and a second rear end of the second cavity chamber is provided with an imaging plane, such that the scanning light beam is reflected by the reflection mirror onto the imaging plane.

US Pat. No. 10,115,255

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING MULTI-VENDOR ROLLING CODE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMS

IKEYLESS, LLC, Louisvill...

1. A method for selectively programming RF a radio frequency (“RF”) remote access device, the method comprising:a. selecting by direct user manipulation of one or more user interface elements on the remote access device a device configuration profile from a plurality of device configuration profiles preloaded onto the RF remote access device, the device configuration profile comprising a plurality of vendor specific properties including two or more of:
transmit and/or receive frequencies, modulation schemes, binary encoding algorithms, data encoding techniques, packet payload templates, and algorithms configured to generate rolling codes to replicate the function of an original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) keyless entry remote device;
b. storing in a memory of the remote access device the selected device configuration profile, the storing being based on user manipulation of the one or more user interface elements; and
c. automatically configuring the remote access device based on a processor of the remote access device accessing from the memory the stored selected device configuration profile, whereby the remote access device is configured to:
i. generate an RF signal based on the selected device configuration profile; and
ii. transmit the RF signal to an end device associated with the selected device configuration profile to cause the end device to perform a predefined operation.

US Pat. No. 10,115,244

TIMING SYSTEM

SPEED4 SYSTEM AG, Zug (C...

1. A timing system for measuring the running time of a runner between two presence points of his running path, the system comprising:a measurement beam receiver (MSE) which works together with a measurement beam emitter (MSG), wherein the measurement beam thereof crosses the running path at the presence points, in such a manner that the interruption of the receipt of the measurement beam generates a runner presence signal, having a timer which is electrically connected to the measurement beam receiver (MSE) in such a manner that the timer can be controlled by the presence signals to detect and output the running time between the presence signals, wherein when the running path between a start/finish line (SZL) and a turnaround point is folded or wavy, up to and including a zigzag shape, the measurement beam receiver (MSE) and the MSG are placed at the ends of the running path, and incorporate these ends between them in such a manner that the measurement beam of the MSG is oriented in the direction of the running path, and are interrupted by the presence of the runner in at least one of the presence points, namely the turnaround point, and/or at least one inflection point of the running path.

US Pat. No. 10,115,234

MULTIPLATFORM BASED EXPERIENCE GENERATION

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A multiplatform based experience generation system comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
determine a set of connected devices that provide services related to virtual reality;
determine a platform type of each of the connected devices;
receive an indication of a modification to an intrinsic property of a virtual object on one of the set of connected devices;
generate, based on the received indication of the modification to the intrinsic property of the virtual object, a modification to a master version of the virtual object; and
generate, based on the platform type of another one of the set of connected devices and based on the modification to the master version of the virtual object, an indication of a modification to an intrinsic property of a virtual object on the another one of the set of connected devices by
analyzing the modification to the master version of the virtual object relative to a global anchor that is defined by a plane, and
generating, based on the platform type of the another one of the set of connected devices and based on the modification to the master version of the virtual object relative to the global anchor, the indication of the modification to the intrinsic property of the virtual object relative to the global anchor on the another one of the set of connected devices, wherein the virtual object on the one of the set of connected devices is generally identical to the virtual object on the another one of the set of connected devices.

US Pat. No. 10,115,220

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING 3D DISPLAY BASED ON ROTATION STATE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for displaying a plurality of objects on a three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus comprising:displaying the plurality of objects with different depth perceptions in a first layout on a 3D screen of the 3D display apparatus, wherein, in the first layout, distances between the plurality of objects are different from one another;
detecting a rotation of the 3D display apparatus;
in response to detecting the rotation of the 3D display apparatus to a first state, changing the different depth perceptions to a same depth perception and displaying the plurality of objects with the same depth perception while the first layout is maintained; and
in response to detecting the rotation of the 3D display apparatus to a second state, changing the first layout to a second layout and displaying the plurality of objects in the second layout while the different depth perceptions are maintained,
wherein, in the second layout, the plurality of objects are spaced apart from one another by one of the distances.

US Pat. No. 10,115,161

CONFIGURABLE STATE MODEL FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

JDA Software Group, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically controlling transaction access of transaction information displayed in a graphical user interface of a trading partner, comprising:determining, by a processor, a state model comprising one or more accessibility parameters based on a role of the trading partner in a supply chain network;
receiving a transaction access request to perform an action on the transaction over a computer network from the trading partner;
in response to receiving the transaction access request, displaying transaction information within the graphical user interface of the trading partner based on a state of the one or more accessibility parameters of the state model, wherein transaction information is visible only when the state model allows the trading partner access to perform an action;
constantly comparing, by the processor, the state of the one or more accessibility parameters of the state model to the received transaction access request to perform an action on the transaction; and
automatically changing, by the processor, the transaction access of the trading partner to allow the trading partner to perform an action on the transaction and changing that state of the displayed transaction information within the graphical user interface of the trading partner based, at least in part on the state model.

US Pat. No. 10,115,140

CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT DEVICE, CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A customer management device for managing states of customers visiting a commercial establishment that provides articles or services to the customers in response to orders from the customers, the customer management device comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions,
wherein the processor, when performing the instructions stored in the memory, performs operations comprising:
receiving an image captured by a camera mounted in the commercial establishment;
obtaining first customer images of customers, by detecting, from the image, customers and cutting out face images of the customers at a point from when the customers enter the commercial establishment till when the customers go through reception procedures;
obtaining second customer images of customers, by detecting, from the image, customers and cutting out face images of the customers at a point of at least one of when the customers receive the articles or services or when the customers make payment;
generating customer information, including face images of customers in a state of waiting for provision of the articles or services, by matching the first customer images and the second customer images and excluding matched images from the first customer images;
providing a user with the generated customer information;
obtaining third customer images of customers, by detecting, from the image, customers and cutting out face images of the detected customers at a point exiting the commercial establishment; and
detecting an exiting customer by matching the face images of the customer information and the third customer images and excluding unmatched images from the face images of the customer information, the exiting customer being a customer in the state of waiting for provision of the articles or services and who has exited the commercial establishment,
wherein, in the providing of customer information, the user is provided with information indicating the exiting customer based on a detection result in the detecting of the existing customer,
in the obtaining of first customer images, the first customer images at a time of entry into the commercial establishment are obtained by capturing images of customers entering the commercial establishment;
the detecting further detects a returning customer by matching the face images of the customer information and the first customer images at the time of entry into the commercial establishment, the returning customer being the customer who exited the commercial establishment in the state of waiting for the provision of the articles or services and has returned to the commercial establishment; and
the providing of customer information further provides the user with information indicating the returning customer based on a detection result in the detecting of the returning customer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,139

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATIVE SHOPPING

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A method for collaborative shopping, the method comprising, by a computer system:automatically detecting proximity of a first user device to a retail location using a GPS receiver of the first user device relative to a GPS footprint of the retail location;
in response to the detecting proximity, transmitting a notification from the first user device to a second user device, the notification effective to invoke a shopping interface on the second user device;
transmitting an electronic shopping list to the second user device, the electronic shopping list being shared between the first user device and the second user device based on a first identifier unique to the first user and a second identifier unique to the second user and previously uninvoked on the second user device until the detecting proximity and a matching of the first identifier with the second identifier;
receiving, from the shopping interface on the second user device a modification of the electronic shopping list;
transmitting an update from the second user device including the modification of the electronic shopping list to a shopping interface on the first user device;
automatically detecting departure of the first user device from the retail location by determining the GPS receiver has moved out of the GPS footprint of the retail location; and
in response to the detecting departure, transmitting a notification from the first user device to the second user device, the notification effective to indicate that the time period for modifying the electronic shopping list has ended.

US Pat. No. 10,115,110

PET FEEDING SYSTEM

1. A pet feeding system, comprising:a container that stores a volume of a consumable product for a pet, wherein the container is configured to allow a user to selectively dispense the consumable product for consumption by the pet;
a tag corresponding to the consumable product in the container, wherein the tag stores product data corresponding to the consumable product within the container; and
a monitor device configured to communicate with the tag when the tag is near the monitor device;
wherein the monitor device is configured to receive the product data from the tag and determine if the consumable product associated with the tag is acceptable for consumption by the pet based on the product data;
wherein the monitor device is configured to provide an alert to the user if the consumable product associated with the tag is identified by the monitor device as not acceptable for consumption by the pet.

US Pat. No. 10,115,093

FOOD PRINTING GOAL IMPLEMENTATION SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE INGESTIBLE MATERIAL PREPARATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system comprising:inputter electronic machine circuitry configured for involvement with inputting user identifying data;
presenter electronic machine circuitry configured for involvement with presenting food selection options to the user based at least in part on the user identifying data;
selector electronic machine circuitry configured for involvement with receiving user food selection of the presented food selection options;
retriever electronic machine circuitry configured for involvement with retrieving food consumption history data of the user; and
food printer electronic machine circuitry configured for involvement with printing food of the user food selection with one or more ingredient levels based at least in part on the food consumption history of the user and based at least in part on one or more goals of the user.