US Pat. No. 10,190,772

DUAL FUEL IGNITION DEVICE AND WORK METHOD THEREOF AS WELL AS SAFETY TYPE DUAL FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM BASED THEREON AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG FUERJ ELECTRIC S...

1. A dual fuel ignition device, comprising:a high-heating value gas igniting end, comprising a first thermocouple having a first cathode and a first anode and an ignition burner adapted to high-heating value gas, wherein the ignition burner is connected with a branch of a gas inducing gas flow;
a low-heating value gas igniting end, comprising a second thermocouple having a second cathode and a second anode and an ignition burner adapted to low-heating value gas, wherein the ignition burner is connected with another branch of the gas inducing gas flow, wherein the first cathode is directly connected to the second cathode or the first anode is directly connected to the second anode to output electric potential according to heating condition of the thermocouples;
fire of the ignition burner heats up the corresponding thermocouple only to generate the electric potential when the igniting end correctly induces the gas due to position configuration of the two thermocouples, and when the igniting end induces the high-heating value gas into the low-heating value igniting end by mistake, the fire heats up the two thermocouples at the same time to offset or reduce the output electric potential.

US Pat. No. 10,190,717

PULSATION DAMPING FOR DAMPING PULSATIONS UPSTREAM OF A GAS FLOW METER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of damping pulsations within a flow line carrying a gas to a flow meter, the pulsations resulting from an engine or other driver, comprising:delivering the gas to a damping device comprising an input tube, a chamber, and an output tube, the input tube having a tubing diameter, D, tubing length, L, and cross sectional area, A, and the chamber having a volume, V;
wherein the chamber receives the gas via the input tube and expels the gas to the flow meter via the output tube, and is otherwise sealed;
determining the following fluid properties of the gas in the flow line: kinematic viscosity, v0, dynamic viscosity, ?0, and expansion component, m;
specifying a target damping efficiency, ?L/?0;
determining the following operating conditions of the engine or other driver: angular frequency, ?, and pressure, p0;
selecting an input tubing diameter, D, by solving the following equation:

calculating an attenuation factor, ?, required to achieve the target damping efficiency as follows:

and
calculating a tubing length, L, and chamber volume, V, as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,190,708

RESIN-MADE PIPE JOINT

Nippon Pillar Packing Co....

1. A resin-made pipe joint comprising:a joint body having: a body cylinder portion in which a flow path for a fluid is formed; an outer cylinder portion which is coaxially projected from the body cylinder portion in one axial direction; and an inner cylinder portion which is placed radially inside the outer cylinder portion, and which is coaxially projected from the body cylinder portion in a same direction as the outer cylinder portion so that a projection end is located on a side of the body cylinder portion with respect to a projection end of the outer cylinder portion, a groove portion which opens in one axial direction being formed while being surrounded by the body cylinder portion, the outer cylinder portion, and the inner cylinder portion;
a sleeve having: a cylindrical fitting portion which is detachably fitted to a radially inner side of the outer cylinder portion; a cylindrical coupling portion which is projected from the fitting portion in one axial direction, and which is press-inserted into a one longitudinal end portion of the tube; and a cylindrical inserting portion which is coaxially projected from the fitting portion in another axial direction, and which is inserted into the groove portion from an opening portion of the groove portion, the sleeve being connectable to or detachable from the joint body in a state where the sleeve is coupled to the tube; and
a fastening member which enables the tube to be fastened to the joint body through the sleeve, wherein
the joint body and the sleeve are produced by using a fluorine resin,
the inserting portion has a radial width which is larger than a radial width of the groove portion, and is configured to, when the fitting portion is to be fitted to the radially inner side of the outer cylinder portion, be press-inserted into the groove portion,
a sealing portion which seals between an inner circumferential surface of the inserting portion and an outer circumferential surface of the inner cylinder portion is formed by press-inserting the inserting portion into the groove portion, and,
when, with respect to the inserting portion and the groove portion, an insertion rate of the inserting portion to the groove portion is indicated by X, and a multiplying factor of the radial width of the inserting portion to the radial width of the groove portion is indicated by Y, the resin-made pipe joint has the insertion rate and multiplying factor which are within in a range that is defined by following Expressions (1) and (2):
Y=?0.218X+1.218,  (1)
Y=?0.67X+1.67.  (2)

US Pat. No. 10,190,704

CONSTRUCTION OF PIPES

Long Pipes (Pty) Ltd., C...

1. A method of constructing an elongate hollow structure comprising a radially inner portion and a flexible radially outer portion, with the two portions adapted to be merged together to provide an integrated tubular wall structure, the method comprising:providing the inner portion,
providing the flexible outer portion about the inner portion, the flexible outer portion having less resilience than the inner portion so as to yieldingly resist radial expansion of the inner portion, wherein a space containing a gas therein exists between the inner and outer portions, and
expanding the inner portion, wherein the gas within the space is arranged to be expelled as the inner portion is expanded.

US Pat. No. 10,190,700

ROTARY ACTUATOR, AND BEVERAGE FILLING SYSTEM

Evoguard GmbH, Nittenau ...

1. A rotary actuator for a disk valve, comprising a housing containing a linearly slidable piston and having a cover and a base, at least one thread-like guide groove in the piston, a shaft being rotatable about an axis of the rotary actuator, the shaft having a transverse axis which engages into the at least one guide groove in the piston, and at least one torque support engaging into a guide in the piston, wherein the at least one torque support is anchored in the housing parallel to the axis of the rotary actuator, wherein at least one end of the transverse axis comprises a bush contacting at least one raceway of the guide groove, wherein the bush is cambered and each raceway comprises an undercut corresponding to the cambering of the bush,wherein the guide groove comprises a bush assembly opening, which is at least accessible from an outer circumference of the piston, and
wherein, at the bush assembly opening, one side of the undercut in each raceway is arcuately removed up to a bottom of the undercut and corresponding to an outer circumference of the bush.

US Pat. No. 10,190,691

SEALING DEVICE

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A sealing device that seals between a shaft hole formed on a housing and a rotary shaft, comprising:a rotating seal member fixed to the rotary shaft that rotates integrally with the rotary shaft, and a fixed seal member fixed to an inner surface of the shaft hole;
wherein the fixed seal member has a lip contacting the rotary shaft, and an axial dust lip contacting the rotating seal member;
the rotating seal member is formed by a rigid body;
an opening is formed on the rotating seal member connecting to a space defined by the rotary shaft, the lip and the axial dust lip of the fixed seal member, and the rotating seal member; and
a deformation member formed from one of an elastomer or a bellows-shaped film is disposed on the opening of the rotating seal member, which blocks the opening, and deforms based on the pressure in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,190,689

SEAL RING

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A seal ring that is attached to an annular groove provided on an outer periphery of a shaft and seals an annular gap between the shaft and a housing that rotate relative to each other, to maintain fluid pressure in a sealed region in which the fluid pressure is configured to change,the seal ring sliding on a lateral wall surface of the annular groove on a lower pressure side,
the seal ring comprising:
an abutment joint part provided at one portion in a circumferential direction thereof;
a plurality of dynamic pressure generation grooves provided at intervals in the circumferential direction on a side of a sliding surface thereof sliding on the lateral wall surface; and
foreign matter discharging holes that are provided between a region in which the plurality of dynamic pressure generation grooves is arranged and the abutment joint part in the circumferential direction on the side of the sliding surface sliding on the lateral wall surface, and that are capable of catching foreign matter intruding from the abutment joint part and discharging the caught foreign matter to a side of an inner peripheral surface of the seal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,190,688

ELASTOMERIC GEL BODY GASKET HAVING A SUBSTANTIALLY INCOMPRESSIBLE SKELETON, A METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

THE PATENT WELL LLC, For...

1. An assembly for use with an aircraft, the assembly comprising:an aircraft base;
a workpiece for removably engaging the base; and
a gasket or gasket tape for interposition between the aircraft workpiece and the aircraft base, the gasket or gasket tape comprising:
a pliable, elastomeric gel body having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter; and
a non-metallic, non-fibrous, non-conductive, non-woven molded or extruded skeletal web having an upper surface, a lower surface, a perimeter and a multiplicity of strands meeting at and integral with a multiplicity of joints, the strands and joints defining a multiplicity of open pores;
wherein the elastomeric gel body is the same size or thicker than and substantially encapsulates the skeletal web, including filling the pores thereof, and is integral therewith;
and wherein an x and y dimension is much greater than the z (thickness) dimension;
and wherein the skeletal web is crimped.

US Pat. No. 10,190,685

PARK CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

1. A vehicle comprising:a prime mover in communication with an input shaft of a transmission;
an output shaft of the transmission in communication with a final drive and drive wheels;
a park actuator system internal to a housing of the transmission; and
a park control system mounted to an external surface of the housing of the transmission with a pivot shaft extending through the housing that connects to the park actuator system to selectively place the park actuator system in one of a park configuration and an out of park configuration, wherein the park control system comprises a pair of separate and independently operable park inhibit solenoids that are operable to hold the park control system in an out of park configuration, wherein the park control system further comprises a lever pivotally mounted on the pivot shaft, wherein the park control system further comprises a position sensor mounted on the pivot shaft that outputs a signal indicating when the lever is in the out of park configuration, and wherein the park inhibit solenoids are responsive to the signal from the position sensor indicating an out of park configuration for the lever to energize and hold their corresponding solenoid shafts in an extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,669

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power transmission device for a vehicle, the power transmission device comprising:a first rotary shaft;
a second rotary shaft;
a spline fitting portion configured to spline-fit the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft in a part of a power transmission path from a power source to a drive wheel; and
a tolerance ring provided at a place at which the first rotary shaft is inserted into the second rotary shaft and which is different from the spline fitting portion,
the tolerance ring including an annular portion formed in a substantially annular shape and a plurality of protrusions protruding from the annular portion,
the annular portion being configured to come into contact with one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft, and the one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft being provided with a groove, oil supply holes, and an axial direction oil passage,
the protrusions being configured to come into contact with other one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft,
the axial direction oil passage being configured to supply a lubricant from outside of the one of the first rotary shaft and the second rotary shaft to the oil supply holes,
the oil supply holes are configured to supply the lubricant to the groove,
the groove being configured to supply the lubricant to a region of the tolerance ring where the annular portion comes into contact, and
the tolerance ring has at least one notch in a part in the circumferential direction for discharging the lubricant supplied to the region of the tolerance ring where the annular portion comes into contact.

US Pat. No. 10,190,668

VEHICLE DIFFERENTIAL LOCK DISENGAGEMENT BYPASS

Brandt Road Rail Corporat...

1. A bypass system for use with a disengagement system for a differential lock in a vehicle having a selectively lockable differential, the differential lock powered by a power fluid selectively allowed by a disengagement control valve, the bypass system comprising:a bypass valve for receiving the power fluid alternatively from the disengagement control valve in a first position and a power fluid source in a second position;
a biasing member for biasing the bypass valve in the first position;
a bypass valve actuator for switching the bypass valve from the first position to the second position; and
power fluid transfer lines for supplying the power fluid to the disengagement control valve and the bypass valve;
such that in the first position, the bypass valve allows unimpeded flow of the power fluid between the disengagement control valve and the differential lock; and
in the second position, the bypass valve blocks flow of the power fluid between the disengagement control valve and the differential lock and thereby prevents disengagement of the differential lock by the disengagement control valve while allowing flow of the power fluid directly from the power fluid source to the differential lock.

US Pat. No. 10,190,657

WARP STRETCH FABRIC AND METHOD

Highland Industries, Inc....

1. A method of producing a toothed belt comprising the steps of: providing a rubber core material, warp yams defined by a nylon material, and fill yams defined by a aramid material,molding the rubber core material into a circular belt with at least one exterior surface,
weaving the warp yams and the fill yams into a double-faced fabric, whereby the double-faced fabric exhibits more than forty-five percent (45%) elongation in the warp direction and less than twenty-five percent (25%) elongation in the fill direction, attaching the double-faced fabric to the circular belt exterior surface, and molding the circular belt to define a plurality of teeth;
whereby weaving the warp and fill yarns further comprises weaving the double-faced fabric via a four harness satin weave in a broken twill pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,190,615

ONE PIECE SCREWS FOR, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING, BLIND SIDE FASTENERS AND SYSTEMS WITH FREE SPIN FEATURE

Centrix Aero, LLC, Kent,...

1. A single sided fastener comprising:an auxiliary structure including a housing, a proximal orifice positioned within the housing adjacent to a proximal end of the auxiliary structure, and an axially aligned bore positioned within the housing, where the axially aligned bore includes a first anti-rotation section having a non-circular cross section;
a collet body including a threaded portion and a second anti-rotation section mating with the first-anti-rotation section to prevent rotation between the collet body and the auxiliary structure while allowing axial translation between the collet body and the auxiliary structure, the second anti-rotation section having a non-circular cross-section, the collet body including a plurality of radially displaceable fingers with a plurality of workpiece gripping elements in exterior surfaces of the plurality of radially displaceable fingers;
a screw captively retained in the auxiliary structure and in a first configuration rotationally engaging with the threaded portion of the collet body to transform rotational movement thereof into axial translation of the collet body, wherein the screw includes a screw head with a drive tool interface receiving a rotary force imparted by a drive tool, a screw head flange positioned in the proximal orifice of the auxiliary structure, and a non-threaded portion axially positioned between a distal threaded portion of the screw and a proximal threaded portion of the screw, wherein when the screw is in a second configuration the non-threaded portion is aligned with the threaded portion of the collet body, the screw freely spins within the collet body, and wherein axial translation of the screw initiates interaction between the plurality of radially displaceable fingers and the distal threaded portion of the screw; and
a retaining ring positioned in the auxiliary structure axially retaining the screw head flange.

US Pat. No. 10,190,593

MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP

ASSOMA INC., Taoyuan (TW...

1. A magnetic drive pump having a pump casing, an impeller, an inner rotor, a stationary shaft, a bracket, a liner and a containment shell;the pump casing made of cast iron or stainless steel being used for containing the impeller, which is for converting shaft power to hydraulic power;
the liner installed on a wetting side inside the pump for isolating a corrosive fluid;
the pump casing comprising a front support, an inlet, a volute, an outlet, a casing back flange and a casing liner;
the casing back flange positioned at a rear end of the pump casing for assembling the bracket and the containment shell;
the front support formed in an inner space of the inlet to be integrated with each other into one piece, the front support extending axially to be a cantilever structure for supporting the stationary shaft mating with the inner rotor to drive the impeller; and the magnetic drive pump being characterized in that:
the front support includes two rib plates, a cone body and a front shaft seat, the front support extends axially toward the inside of the pump casing;
the rib plates extend inward from an inner surface of the inlet of the pump casing and combine together at a center of an inner diameter, combining into a right angle structure where the two ribs are perpendicular to each other;
the cone body is formed at the combination of the two ribs plates and a center of the cone body corresponds to the center of the inner diameter of the inlet of the pump casing; the cone body extends inwardly towards a rear side of the pump casing;
the rib plates extend axially according to an axial length of the cone body and a width of the rib plates of the front support is gradually reduced to match with an outer diameter of the cone body, the cone body passes through a hub aperture of the impeller;
an outer surface of the front support is completely encapsulated with a corrosion resistant plastic and is integrated with the casing liner of the pump casing into one piece;
the impeller is axially shifted a distance with respect to the pump casing, which makes a flow center line of the outlet of the impeller positioned on an inner side of a center line of the outlet of the pump casing, to get a longer flow distance between the inlet of the pump casing and an inlet of the impeller;
a geometry of a shroud curve surface in a vicinity of a blade leading edge of the inlet of the impeller has an adequate radius of curvature, a hub plate near the stationary shaft and in the vicinity of the blade leading edge is a concave design matching with a cone curve surface of the cone body of the front shaft seat;
an inner diameter cylindrical inner surface of the inlet of the pump casing, a shroud curve surface and a shroud surface form a smooth surface with the impeller; the cone body axially extends to the inlet of the impeller with a conic surface, and the cone curve surface and a hub concave surface of a hub surface of the impeller also form a smooth curve surface; and
in the inner space of the inlet of the pump casing has a smooth variation of a cross-sectional area; the corrosive fluid enters the inlet of the pump casing and passes plate leading edges of the rib plates, a flow velocity of the corrosive fluid is increased and a minimum interference is achieved by the longer flow distance, and a flow is rectified by the rib plates.

US Pat. No. 10,190,578

MINIATURE PUMP

KOGE MICRO TECH CO., LTD,...

1. A miniature pump, comprising:a cylinder having a first end and a second end opposite to each other along a first direction, the cylinder further having a cylinder plate;
a piston module accommodated in the cylinder, the piston module comprising:
a plate portion stacked on a side of the cylinder plate, the side of the cylinder plate facing the first end, the plate potion further comprising a plurality of installation components, adjacent installation components having a first recessed portion formed therebetween on an outer periphery of the plate portion, each of the installation components comprising a first installation portion and a second installation portion, wherein the first installation portion and the second installation portion are disposed at intervals on the outer periphery of the plate portion;
a pumping chamber structure located on a side of the plate portion facing the second end and protruded towards the second end;
a piston portion connected to a side of the pumping chamber structure facing away from the plate portion; and
a connecting portion connected to a side of the piston portion facing away from the pumping chamber structure;
a driving module located at the second end, the driving module having a wobble plate and a driving rod connected to the wobble plate, and the connection portion being connected to the wobble plate, and the driving module being configured to drive the pumping chamber structure to extend or retract along the first direction; and
a ledge projecting outwardly from an outer surface of the pumping chamber structure along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, so as to contact an inner surface of the cylinder,
wherein the cylinder comprises:
a plurality of circular holes, wherein a portion of the pumping chamber structure of the piston module is respectively positioned in each hole; and
a plurality of supporting portions that extend in the first direction toward the piston module from an upper surface of the cylinder plate forming said side of the cylinder plate, each of the supporting portions extending circumferentially along an outer periphery of the cylinder plate adjacent to a corresponding one of the holes for a distance that exceeds a diameter of the corresponding hole to extend past the corresponding hole on both sides of the corresponding hole, the supporting portions being separated from each other, each of the supporting portions extending also inwardly from the outer periphery of the cylinder plate to surround a part of the corresponding hole while maintaining a distance from the corresponding hole, wherein said side of the cylinder plate is monolithically formed with the upper surface of the cylinder;
wherein a shape of each of the supporting portions is complementary to a shape of the plate portion of the piston module which is stacked on said side of the cylinder to thereby fix a relative position of the piston module and the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,553

PUMPING UNIT FOR FEEDING FUEL, PREFERABLY DIESEL FUEL, FROM A STORAGE TANK TO AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A pumping unit for feeding fuel from a storage tank (2) to an internal combustion engine (3), the pumping unit comprising:a high-pressure pump (6) for feeding the fuel to the internal combustion engine (3);
a pre-feed pump (7) for feeding the fuel from the storage tank (2) to the high-pressure pump (6);
a transmission shaft (36, 42) for actuating operation of the high-pressure pump (6) and the pre-feed pump (7), the transmission shaft (36, 42) comprising a first portion (36) extending through a pump body (8) of the high-pressure pump (6) and a second portion (42) extending through a pump body (37) of the pre-feed pump (7); and
a hydraulic circuit (46) for connecting together the storage tank (2) and the internal combustion engine (3), the hydraulic circuit (46) comprising a first branch (47) for connecting together the storage tank (2) and the pre-feed pump (7), a second branch (48), which connects together the pre-feed pump (7) and the high-pressure pump (6), and extends through the pump body (8) of the high-pressure pump (6) so as to lubricate the first portion (36) of the transmission shaft (36, 42), a third branch (49) for connecting together the high-pressure pump (6) and the internal combustion engine (3), and a fourth branch (55) for discharging into the storage tank (2) fuel leaks resulting from lubrication of the first portion (36) of the transmission shaft (36, 42); wherein the fourth branch (55) is also connected to an intake (37a) of the pre-feed pump (7) so as to lubricate the second portion (42) of the transmission shaft (36, 42) with the fuel of the fourth branch (55);
wherein the pump body (37) of the pre-feed pump (7) comprises a tubular support bush (41) engaged rotatably by the second portion (42) of the transmission shaft (36, 42); the fourth branch (55) extending through the pump body (8) of the high-pressure pump (6) so as to be connected to the tubular support bush (41).

US Pat. No. 10,190,451

COMPRESSION-RELEASE ENGINE BRAKE SYSTEM FOR LOST MOTION ROCKER ARM ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Pacbrake Company, Blaine...

1. A compression-release brake system for effectuating a compression-release engine braking operation in connection with an internal combustion engine comprising an engine cylinder that is associated with a four-stroke piston cycle comprising a compression stroke and an expansion stroke and is provided with at least one intake valve, at least one exhaust valve, and at least one exhaust valve return spring exerting a closing force on the exhaust valve to urge the exhaust valve into a seated state, the compression-release brake system comprising:a lost motion exhaust rocker assembly comprising a rocker arm;
an actuation piston comprising an actuation piston body slidably received by a first pocket of the rocker arm, the first pocket defining a piston cavity in the rocker arm, movable between a piston retracted position and a piston extended position, the actuation piston configured to be operatively associated with an exhaust valve to permit unseating of the exhaust valve from the seated state, the first pocket having an actuation piston port configured to supply pressurized fluid to move the actuation piston between the retracted position and the extended position; and
a reset device, received by a substantially cylindrical second pocket reset bore of the rocker arm, the reset device operatively associated with the first pocket through at least one connecting conduit, and comprising a reset check valve configured to move between a closed position and an open position to provide regulation of a fluid flow to and from the piston cavity, the reset device further comprising a reset pressure control spring for applying a biasing force to the reset check valve to urge the reset check valve toward the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,393

DRILL STRING MOUNTABLE WELLBORE CLEANUP APPARATUS AND METHOD

Odfjell Well Services Nor...

9. A method of cleaning a well comprising the steps of:a) providing drill pipe joint having first and second connector end portions and a shaped portion in between the connector end portions;
b) mounting a support sleeve to the drill pipe joint in between the connector end portions;
c) attaching centralizers to the opposing ends of the support sleeve, each centralizer overlapping a portion of the support sleeve;
d) carrying one or more debris cleaning tools on the sleeve in between the centralizers, each tool enabling debris removal from a wellbore;
e) locking one or more clamps to the drill pipe joint, wherein the one or more locking clamps restricts the support sleeve from moving longitudinally along the drill pipe joint;
f) adding the drill pipe joint to a drill string; and
g) cleaning the wellbore with the drill pipe joint of steps “a” through “e”.

US Pat. No. 10,190,309

SLAB CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS USING PRE-MANUFACTURED STRUCTURES

Innovative Building Techn...

1. A method of constructing a multi-story building, the method comprising:installing a load-bearing structural frame around a perimeter of a foundation;
in response to the installation of the load-bearing structural frame, hoisting and positioning a plurality of slabs to different elevations from a base level of the load-bearing structural frame, wherein each slab of the plurality of slabs is configured to span a complete story of the multi-story building, and wherein hoisting and positioning comprises:
forming and pouring the plurality of slabs, at the base level, to attach to the load-bearing structural frame at each building level, wherein a lower slab between successive slabs of the plurality of slabs is configured to be a formwork for an upper slab;
prior to hoisting each of the lower slabs, loading each of the lower slabs with one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls, and, optionally, one or more exterior window walls, one or more interior components, or one or more exterior components;
hoisting and positioning the upper slab at a top of the multi-story building, wherein the upper slab positioned at the top of the multi-story building corresponds to a roof slab;
hoisting and positioning other slabs of the plurality of slabs at each successive level of the multi-story building, in a downward sequential manner, wherein hoisting and positioning the other slabs in the downward sequential manner corresponds to hoisting and positioning the other slabs successively beneath the roof slab of the multi-story building, until the construction of the multi-story building is complete; and
attaching the one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls between hoisted slabs, wherein the one or more pre-manufactured non-weight bearing walls include an interior surface and an exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,267

ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR LANDSCAPE AND SPORTS

BFS EUROPE NV, Kruishout...

1. An artificial turf comprising:a mechanically bounded layer of fibers consisting of non-woven matting comprising one or more natural and/or synthetic fibers, and
pile yarn inserted through the mechanically bounded layer of fibers, the pile yarn being anchored to the mechanically bounded layer of fibers,
wherein the mechanically bounded layer of fibers has a density that decreases from the bottom to the top of the mechanically bounded layer of fibers, and
wherein the mechanically bounded layer of fibers is on top of a backing, and the mechanically bounded layer of fibers includes a lower layer an an upper layer, the lower layer being positioned at the bottom of the mechanically bounded layer of fibers and the upper layer being positioned on top of the lower layer, and the upper layer having a higher fiber coarseness than the lower layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,246

TUFTING MACHINE DRIVE SYSTEM

Card-Monroe Corp., Chatt...

1. A tufting machine for forming tufted articles, comprising:backing feed rolls feeding a backing material through the tufting machine;
at least one needle bar having a plurality of needles mounted therealong, each of the needles carrying a yarn for forming tufts of yarns in the backing material as the needles are reciprocated into and out of the backing material;
a first directional drive component including a series of push rods for driving the at least one needle bar in a first direction along its reciprocating motion, and a series of needle bar support brackets coupled to the push rods, the needle bar support brackets including linear motion bearing guides each having a series of linear motion bearings arranged therealong and configured to slidably receive a guide track mounted to the at least one needle bar as the at least one needle bar is moved in a second direction and the at least one needle bar is reciprocated in the first direction; and
a second directional drive component including at least one shift mechanism connected to the at least one needle bar by at least one connecting arm assembly, the at least one connecting arm assembly comprising a guide arm mounted to the at least one needle bar and a linear bearing assembly bracket having linear motion bearings therealong and defining a channel through which the guide arm is received during the reciprocating movement of the at least one needle bar in its first direction while the at least one needle bar is moved in its second direction substantially transverse to the first direction by the at least one shift mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,190,221

PLATED STEEL SHEET FOR HOT PRESS FORMING HAVING EXCELLENT WELDABILITY AND CORROSION RESISTANCE, FORMING MEMBER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A plated steel sheet comprising:a base steel sheet; and
a composite plating layer formed on at least one side of the base steel sheet, the composite plating layer comprising a Mn-based plating layer and an Al-based plating layer alternately formed with the Al-based plating layer being an upper most layer,
wherein the composite plating layer has a total thickness of 5 ?m to 30 ?m, and the Mn-based plating layer has a thickness accounting for 5% to 60% of the total thickness of the composite plating layer, and
wherein the Mn-based plating layer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of chromium (Cr), zinc (Zn), beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), and titanium (Ti) in an amount of 5 wt % to 20 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,190,063

PRODUCTION OF OILFIELD HYDROCARBONS

Sasol Technology Propriet...

1. A process to produce olefinic products in the carbon range C16-C30 suitable for use as or conversion to oilfield hydrocarbons, the process comprising:separating an olefins-containing Fischer-Tropsch condensate into a light fraction which is a C5-C7 fraction, an intermediate fraction which is a C8-C15 fraction which includes paraffins and alpha-olefins and a heavy fraction which is a C16-C22 fraction which includes paraffins and alpha-olefins;
oligomerising at least a portion of the light fraction using a zeolitic catalyst to produce a first olefinic product which includes branched internal olefins;
carrying out either one or both of the steps of:
(i) dehydrogenating at least a portion of the intermediate fraction to convert the paraffins to internal olefins thereby to produce an intermediate product which includes internal olefins and alpha-olefins, and synthesising higher olefins, by means of dimerisation or olefin metathesis, from the intermediate product which includes internal olefins and alpha-olefins to produce a second olefinic product; and
(ii) dimerising at least a portion of the intermediate fraction to produce a second olefinic product; and
dehydrogenating at least a portion of the heavy fraction to convert the paraffins to internal olefins thereby to produce a third olefinic product which includes internal olefins,
the first olefinic product and the second olefinic product being such that a combination of the first olefinic product and the second olefinic product provides an olefinic product with at least 50% by mass of hydrocarbons having carbon chain lengths of between 15 and 30 carbon atoms per molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,190,047

GREEN-EMITTING, GARNET-BASED PHOSPHORS IN GENERAL AND BACKLIGHTING APPLICATIONS

Intematix Corporation, F...

1. A white LED comprising:a radiation source configured to provide excitation radiation having a wavelength greater than about 280 nm;
at least one green-emitting, garnet-based phosphor, at least one said green emitting, garnet-based phosphor having the formula:
(Y,A)3(Al,B)5(O,C)12:Ce3+, where
A is at least one of Tb, Gd, Sm, La, Lu, Sr, Ca, and Mg, including combinations of those elements, and wherein the amount of substitution of those elements for Y ranges from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically;
B is at least one of Si, Ge, B, F, and Ga, including combinations, wherein B substitutes for Al in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically; and
C is at least one of F, Cl, N, and S, including combinations, wherein C substitutes for oxygen in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically.

US Pat. No. 10,190,009

INK COMPOSITION, INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING SAME, AND COLORED MATERIAL

NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI K...

1. An ink composition comprising a coloring matter represented by the following formula (3) and a coloring matter represented by the following formula (b4):
wherein the coloring matter represented by formula (3) is from 40% to ? by mass of the total amount of the coloring matters in the ink composition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,997

COLORANT INCLUDING A MIXTURE OF PIGMENTS

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A colorant comprising:a first pigment; and
a second pigment,
wherein the second pigment comprises a plurality of layers,
wherein the plurality of layers include a particular layer, and
wherein the particular layer is a reflective ferrochrome (FeCr) layer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,996

ANTHRACENE-BASED ORGANIC DYE

NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSI...

1. An anthracene-based organic dye represented by Formula (1):
wherein
s, m, and n represent independently 0 or 1;
Q is an anchoring group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, and X8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, lithium, sodium and

 wherein Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 represent independently a C1-C6 alkyl group;
P is an electron acceptor group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein T1, T2, T3, and T4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, a C4-C12 alkyl group, and a C4-C2 alkoxy group, and T5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a C4-C17 alkyl group; and
R is an electron donor group with the proviso that
R is selected from the group consisting of

 when s represents 1, and
R is selected from the group consisting of

 when s represents 0,
wherein
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13, Y14, Y15, Y16, Y17, Y18, Y21, Y22, Y23, and Y24 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a C4-C12 alkyl group, and
Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y19, and Y20 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, a C4-C12 alkyl group, and a C4-C12 alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,991

HIGH TEMPERATURE MELT PROCESSABLE SEMI-CRYSTALLINE POLY (ARYL ETHER KETONE) CONTAINING A (4-HYDROXYPHENYL) PHTHALAZIN-1 (2H)-ONE COMONOMER UNIT

Polymics, LTD, State Col...

1. A composition, consisting essentially of a melt processable semicrystalline aromatic polyetherketone polymer according to formula (I):
wherein Cp is a phthalazinone unit of formula (II);

Q is a biphenol unit of formula (III);

Z is an aromatic ketone unit of formula (VI);

x is a value of at least 1; and
y is a value of at least 1,
wherein x and y are such that the molar ratio of Q to Cp is between about 30/70 and 90/10,
wherein the polymer has a glass transition temperature between about 180° C. and 240° C., and
wherein the melt processable semicrystalline aromatic polyetherketone polymer has an enthalpy of melting endotherm of between about 5.0 J/g and 26.0 J/g.

US Pat. No. 10,189,955

NESTED SUPRAMOLECULAR CAPSULES

CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMI...

1. A nested capsule comprising a first capsule held within a second capsule, and each of the first and second capsules has a shell that is a supramolecular cross-linked network, whereineach shell is obtainable from the complexation of a composition comprising a host and one or more building blocks having suitable guest functionality, thereby to form a supramolecular cross-linked network, wherein the second capsule is not provided as a layer on the surface of the first capsule, and the supramolecular cross-linked network includes a non-covalent complex of the host and the one or more building blocks having suitable guest functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,189,927

IONOMER HAVING HIGH OXYGEN PERMEABILITY

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An ionomer, comprising:a repeating unit A;
a repeating unit B, and
a repeating unit C,
the ionomer having an equivalent weight of 250 to 930 and a glass transition temperature of 100° C. to 130° C.,
the amount of the repeating unit B is 16 to 45 mol %, relative to all the repeating units,
the repeating unit B being represented by the formula (2):
wherein Rp represents a monovalent group having a proton exchange group,wherein the repeating unit A is at least one repeating unit selected from the group consisting of:
a repeating unit represented by the formula (3):
wherein m3 represents an integer of 2 to 6; anda repeating unit represented by the formula (4):
wherein Y41 represents F or a C1-C3 perfluoroalkyl group; k4 represents 0 or 1; n4 represents an integer of 1 to 8; when n4 represents an integer of 2 to 8, Y41 in each of respective units —(CF2CFY41—O)n4— may be the same as or different from each other; and m4 represents an integer of 1 to 6,wherein the repeating unit C that is at least one repeating unit selected from the group consisting of:
a repeating unit represented by the formula (7):
wherein Rf71 represents F, Cl, or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group, anda repeating unit represented by the formula (8):
wherein Y81 represents H or F; Y82 represents F or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group;and Y83 represents H, F, Cl, or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,877

TETRAVALENT DENGUE VACCINE

International Centre for ...

1. A virus like particle (VLP) comprising:a) a recombinant polypeptide comprising an EDIII domain of each of Dengue virus serotypes DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4, linked to N-terminal of an HBsAg polypeptide, as depicted below:
EDIII-1-EDIII-3-EDIII-4-EDIII-2-HBsAg;
wherein the dotted line is a linker; and
wherein the amino acid sequence of the EDIII domain of each of Dengue virus serotypes DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4 is SEQ ID NO's 1, 2, 3 and respectively; and
b) 4 units of an HBsAg polypeptide.

US Pat. No. 10,189,867

ORGANOSILICON MODIFIED PHOTOINITIATOR AND A PHOTO-CURABLE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

1. An organosilicon modified photoinitiator represented by the general formula (I):wherein,R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl C1-C3 alkyl;
one of R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 is SIL1-X, and the others are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl C1-C3 alkyl, and halogen;
X is a direct bond or C1-C12 alkylene; and
SIL1 and SIL2 are each independently represented by the formula —SiR8R9R10 or (R?SiO3/2)a(R?2SiO2/2)b(R??3SiO1/2)c, wherein
R8, R9 and R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl, and aryl C1-C3 alkyl,
R?, R? and R?? each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, and phenyl C1-C3 alkyl, and
a, b, and c are numbers that satisfy a?0, b?0, c>0, the ratio of a to c is from 0 to 100, and the ratio of b to c is from 0 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,189,853

CONFORMATIONALLY RESTRICTED 4-SUBSTITUTED-2,6-DIMETHYLFURO[2,3-D]PYRIMIDINES AS ANTI-TUMOR AGENTS

Duquesne University of th...

1. A compound of Formula II, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein Ar is selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,189,805

METABOLISM PROBES FOR THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A compound of the following formula:wherein:R1 is a bond, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, or optionally substituted —(C1-C6 alkyl)—SO2—R2;
R2 is optionally substituted and chosen from morpholino, pyrrolidine, pyrrole, piperidine, pyridine, benzoimidazole, benzothiazole, piperazine, methyl-piperazine;
R3 is H or optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl; and
R4 is NH2 or NHBoc;or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,788

SUBSTITUTED N,2-DIARYLQUINOLINE-4-CARBOXAMIDES AND THE USE THEREOF AS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of the formula (I)
in which
RA is hydrogen, halogen, pentafluorosulfanyl, cyano, nitro, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, amino or a group of the formula —NH—C(?O)—R6, —NH—C(?O)—NH—R6 or —S(?O)n—R7, where (C1-C4)-alkyl and (C1-C4)-alkoxy may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and in which
R6 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R7 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be substituted by hydroxyl, methoxy or ethoxy or up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
and
n is the number 0, 1 or 2,
D is C-RD or N,
E is C-RE or N,
G is C-RG or N,
where not more than two of the ring members D, E and G at the same time are N,
and in which
RD and RE are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy or trifluoromethoxy,
and
RG is hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
Z is OH or a group of the formula —NH—R8, —NH—SO2—R9 or —NH—SO2—NR10AR10B, in which
R8 is hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R9 is (C1-C4)-alkoxy which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or phenyl,
and
R10A and R10B are each independently hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine,
R1 is halogen, trifluoromethoxy, (trifluoromethyl)sulfanyl, pentafluorosulfanyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl, trimethylsilyl, cyclopropyl or cyclobutyl,
where (C1-C4)-alkyl may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine
and
cyclopropyl and cyclobutyl may be up to disubstituted by fluorine,
R2, R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl or trifluoromethyl,
R5 is (C1-C4)-alkyl which may be up to trisubstituted by fluorine, or is fluorine, chlorine, methoxy or cyclopropyl,
and
Ar is phenyl which may be mono- or disubstituted identically or differently by fluorine and chlorine, or is pyridyl or thienyl,
and the N-oxides, salts, solvates, salts of the N-oxides and solvates of the N-oxides and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,782

DERIVATIVES OF INDOLE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER, VIRAL INFECTIONS AND LUNG DISEASES

BIOKINESIS, Paris (FR) C...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
X represents a nitrogen atom, or a N+-O— unit;
R1 and R1? are such that one is H and the other represents a halogen or one —NR11R12 unit wherein R11 and R12 represent H or a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
R2 represents:
a radical (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, aryloxy, (C1-C6)alkyl-aryloxy, said radical being optionally substituted with halogen, or a radical thio-(C1-C6)alkyl, thio-aryl, or thio-(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, said radical being optionally substituted with halogen or a (C1-C6)alkoxy group;
a —NR4R5 unit, a O—(C1-C6)alkyl-NR4R5 unit or a S—(C1-C6)alkyl-NR4R5 unit wherein R4 and R5 represent II or a (C1-C6)alkyl group, with the proviso that at least one among R4 and R5 is not H;
a NHCOR6 unit wherein R6 represents (C1-C6)alkyl group;
an aryl group, optionally substituted with a halogen, a trifluoromethyl group, or a (C1-C3)alkoxy group; or
a halogen;
and
R3 represents a hydrogen, a (C1-C3)alkyl group, a (C1-C3)alkoxy group or a halogen;
and the compounds of formula (I), in which the nitrogen atom of the indole core is substituted by a group selected from the group consisting of a COR7 and a CO2R7 group, wherein R7 represents:
a (C1-C6)alkyl group, optionally substituted by at least a hydroxy group, a (C1-C6)alkyloxy group, a (C1-C6)npolyalkyloxy group wherein n is 1 a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
an aryl or a (C1-C6)alkylaryl;
a —NR9R10 unit wherein R9 and R10 represent a hydrogen or a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
a NH—NR9R10 unit wherein R9 and R10 are as defined above;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,744

USE OF AN EPOXIDE-AMINE-BASED MULTICOMPONENT MORTAR COMPOSITION

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A multicomponent mortar composition comprising a hybrid hardener which contains a mixture of(i) at least one amine, selected from among aliphatic, alicyclic and aromatic amines, wherein the amine on average has at least two reactive hydrogen atoms, bonded to a nitrogen atom, per molecule, as a hardener;
(ii) a novolac resin of formula (I):

in which R1, R2, R3 and R4, each independent of each other, are hydrogen or an unbranched or branched C1-C15 alkyl radical and n is 1 to 12, wherein the novolac resin is contained in a quantity of 30 to 45 percent by weight, relative to the total weight of the hybrid hardener (i) and (ii), as a catalyst; and
(iii) a compound of formula (II):

in which R1 is hydrogen or an unbranched or branched C1-C15 alkyl radical, R2 is a (CH2)nNR5R6 radical or a NH(CH2)nNR5R6 radical, in which R5 and R6 independently of each other are an unbranched or branched C1-C15 alkyl radical and n is 0 or 1, R3 and R4 independently of each other are hydrogen or a (CH2)nNR7R8 radical or a NH(CH2)nNR7R8 radical, and R7 and R8 independently of each other are an unbranched or branched C1-C15 alkyl radical and n is 0 or 1,
wherein the multicomponent mortar composition is epoxide-based, and
wherein the multicomponent mortar composition chemically fastens structural elements and anchoring means.

US Pat. No. 10,189,733

HEATING SYSTEM FOR DESALINATION

Enviro Water Minerals Com...

1. A system comprising:a desalination system comprising:
a reverse osmosis system configured to receive a first brine stream comprising minerals and to produce a second brine stream and a first desalinated water stream from the first brine stream, wherein the second brine stream comprises the minerals from the first brine stream;
a mineral removal system disposed downstream from and fluidly coupled to the reverse osmosis system, wherein the mineral removal system is configured to receive the second brine stream and to capture the minerals from the second brine stream to generate a second desalinated water stream, and wherein the mineral removal system comprises a nanofiltration system configured to generate the second desalinated water stream;
at least one electrodialysis system disposed within the mineral removal system, wherein the at least one electrodialysis system is positioned upstream from and fluidly coupled to the nanofiltration system;
a power production system comprising an engine configured to provide power to the desalination system, wherein the power production system does not include combined cycle power production; and
a heating system disposed between the reverse osmosis system and the mineral removal system, wherein the heating system is configured to heat the second brine stream upstream of the mineral removal system, and the power production system provides heat to the heating system to heat the second brine stream.

US Pat. No. 10,189,714

OPERATION OF FLUIDIZED BED REACTORS BY OPTIMIZING TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS VIA PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION CONTROL

Corner Star Limited, Hon...

1. A method of controlling the axial temperature gradient of a polysilicon fluidized bed reactor having a distributor plate and a core bed, the method comprising:adding polysilicon seeds having a pre-determined particle size distribution into the core bed of the fluidized bed reactor;
measuring the width of the particle size distribution of granules in the bed, wherein the granules consist of a mixture of newly added seeds and previously added seeds, the previously added seeds having grown and/or shrunk in size;
adjusting the frequency of seed addition into the reactor to change the width of the particle size distribution of the granules in the bed such that the temperature in the fluidized bed reactor is from about 1000° F. to about 1300° F. when the granules are at a normalized height of from about 0.4 to about 1.0 in the core bed;
depositing silicon from a thermally decomposable compound onto the previously added and newly added seeds; and
withdrawing a polysilicon product from the bed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,690

VEHICLE LIFT

Marta Fiorese, Albignase...

1. A vehicle lift including a vehicle support plane (1), a base plate (50), and a lifting/lowering mechanism (101) disposed between said vehicle support plane and said base plate, said lifting/lowering mechanism comprising:two pair of levers (2,3) each arranged laterally supporting said vehicle support plane, the levers (2,3) of each pair being articulated to one another scissor like in an intermediate section (4) defining parallel inner levers (2,2) and parallel outer levers (3,3), the inner levers of each pair each having a first end hingedly connected said vehicle support plane and each having a second end adapted to slide longitudinally on said base plate, the outer levers of each pair each having a first end adapted to slide longitudinally on an underside of said vehicle support plane and each having a second end hingedly connected to said base plate;
an articulated system (10) interconnecting the inner levers of the two pair of levers and including a rocker arm (11) comprising two lateral side wall elements (12) each hingedly connected at an intermediate axis (14) to a respective inner lever of said tow pair of levers, a first roller (20) rotatably supported on an axle pin (22) interconnecting said lateral side wall elements at a first end of said rocker arm, a second roller (21) rotatably supported on an axle pin (23) interconnecting said lateral side wall elements at a second end of said rocker arm, in a collapsed condition of said vehicle lift said first roller (20) engaging for rotation thereon a first inclined plane (30) and said second roller (21) engaging for rotation thereon a second inclined plane (31), said first and second inclined planes being upwardly converging; and
a fluid-dynamic actuator (9) articulated at a first end to a member interconnecting the second ends of the outer levers of the two pair of levers and operatively connected at a second end to said axle pin at the first end of said rocker arm of said articulated system,
whereby upon commencement of lifting and opening the vehicle lift, the fluid-dynamic actuator (9) acts on the articulated system (10) imparting a thrust to the axle pin at the first end of the rocker arm (11) causing the first roller (20) to move upwardly on the respective inclined plane (30) and as a result of the rocker action of the rocker arm (11) an upward movement is imparted to the intermediate axis (14) connecting the rocker arm (11) to the inner levers of the two pair of levers (2,3) resulting in upward movement of the inner levers and commencement of lifting and opening of the vehicle lift and simultaneously the second roller (21) is moved upwardly on the second inclined plane (31).

US Pat. No. 10,189,662

MEDIUM SUPPLYING APPARATUS

PFU Limited, Ishikawa (J...

1. A medium supplying apparatus comprising:a separator roller configured to convey media to a downstream side in a conveying direction by being driven to rotate in the conveying direction in which the media are conveyed;
a retard roller that is disposed to face the separator roller and is configured to be driven to rotate in a direction opposite to the conveying direction while applying a predetermined conveying load to the media through a torque control mechanism;
a double feed detecting sensor that is disposed on a downstream side of the separator roller and the retard roller in the conveying direction and is configured to detect a double feed of the media; and
a control unit configured to
convey, by the separator roller, the media to the downstream side in the conveying direction;
detect, by the double feed detecting sensor, a double feed of the media while conveying the media to the downstream side in the conveying direction;
stop, in response to detecting the double feed of the media, rotation drive of the separator roller;
convey, by the retard roller, a part of the media to an upstream side in the conveying direction; and
check, by the double feed detecting sensor, for the double feed of the media repeatedly until the media is determined to become one sheet while the rotation drive of the separator roller is being stopped and the part of the media is being conveyed to the upstream side in the conveying direction,
wherein when the media is determined to become one sheet, the rotation drive of the separator roller is restarted,
wherein the retard roller conveys the part of the media to the upstream side in the conveying direction while awaiting a predetermined time td before restarting rotation drive of the separator, and
wherein the predetermined time td satisfies an expression of td?L0/Vre, wherein L0 represents a distance from where the separator roller and the retard roller come in contact each other to the double feed detecting sensor, and Vre represents a reverse peripheral speed of the retard roller when conveying the media in a conveying direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,641

STORAGE SYSTEM

Autostore Technology AS, ...

1. A storage system, comprisinga first grid structure of storage cells, each storage cell of the first grid structure being arranged to accommodate a vertical stack of storage bins, the first grid structure having a top level,
a first vehicle, arranged to move horizontally at the top level of the first grid structure, wherein the first vehicle is on top of rails that are provided in the top level of the first grid structure,
a second grid structur of storage cells, each storage cell of the second grid structure being arranged to accommodate a vertical stack of storage bins, the second grid structure being arranged at a different vertical level than the first grid structure,
a second vehicle, arranged to move horizontally at the top level of the second grid structure, wherein the second vehicle is on top of rails that are provided in the top level of the second grid structure,
a third grid structure of storage cells, each storage cell of the third grid structure being arranged to accommodate a vertical stack of storage bins, the third grid structure being arranged on a different vertical level than the first grid structure and the second grid structure,
a third vehicle, arranged to move horizontally at the top level of the third grid strucutre, wherein the third vehicle is on top of rails that are provided in the top level of the third grid structure,
a bin lift device, arranged to receive a bin from said vehicles and convey the bin, without said vehicles, in a vertical direction between the top levels of the first grid structure, the second grid structure, the third grid structure, and a delivery station,
wherein the first vehicle is further arranged to receive a storage bin from a storage cell at the top level of the first grid structure and to deliver the storage bin to the bin lift device, wherein the bin lift device is arranged to receive the storage bin from the first vehicle, and wherein the bin lift device is further arranged to convey the storage bin, without the first vehicle, in a vertical direction from the top level of the first grid structure to the delivery station,
wherein the second vehicle is further arranged to receive a storage bin from a storage cell at the top level of the second grid structure and to deliver the storage bin to the bin lift device, wherein the bin lift device is arranged to receive the storage bin from the second vehicle, and wherein the bin lift device is further arranged to convey the storage bin, without the second vehicle, in a vertical direction from the top level of the second grid structure to the delivery station,
wherein the third vehicle is further arranged to receive a storage bin from a storage cell at the top level of the third grid structure and to deliver the storage bin to the bin lift device, wherein the bin lift device is arranged to receive the storage bin from the third vehicle, and wherein the bin lift device is further arranged to convey the storage bin, without the third vehicle, in a vertical direction from the top level of the third grid structure to the delivery station, and
wherein the second grid structure is arranged below the first grid structure, and the third grid structure is arranged below the second grid structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,580

IMAGE STABILIZATION AND POINTING CONTROL MECHANIZATION FOR AIRCRAFT IMAGING SYSTEMS

Aerobo, Brooklyn, NY (US...

1. An aircraft comprising:a platform;
a camera assembly rotatable relative to the platform and about three camera axes, the camera assembly comprising:
a camera; and
a mirror attached to the camera, wherein the mirror is rotatable relative to the camera and about a mirror axis, different from the three camera axes;
a first inertial measurement unit configured to measure inertial angles of the camera assembly; and
a second inertial measurement unit configured to measure inertial angles of the mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,189,482

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED SETTINGS FOR DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A system for controlling operation of a vehicle, comprising:a processor;
a driver assistance system, operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the driver assistance system is configured to control one or more functions on the vehicle using driver assistance system data, at least some of which is associated with a first driver profile data; and
a storage for storing a second driver profile data, wherein the second driver profile data comprises training data relating to another driver's usage characteristics for at least one feature of a vehicle type,
wherein the processor is configured to process the second driver profile data with the driver assistance system data to determine if at least portions of the second driver profile data conform to a tolerance parameter of the driver assistance system data,
and wherein the processor is configured to overwrite the portions of the first driver profile data with the second driver profile data conforming to the tolerance parameters, and save the overwritten driver assistance system data as a new driver profile data file that is configured to control one or more functions on the vehicle using the driver assistance system.

US Pat. No. 10,189,359

TRANSMITTING NOTIFICATION MESSAGES FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK

CHARGEPOINT, INC., Campb...

1. A method performed on a charging station network server which manages a plurality of charging stations, the method comprising:receiving subscriber notification message preferences for a subscriber of electric vehicle charging service which indicate a set of one or more events of interest which the subscriber wishes to receive notification messages for, wherein at least one of the set of events of interest is charging session related;
receiving a set of one or more contact points associated with the subscriber;
authorizing the subscriber to use one of the plurality of charging stations;
receiving data associated with the subscriber from that one of the plurality of charging stations, the data indicating a charging session has been established for an electric vehicle associated with the subscriber; and
responsive to detecting the at least one of the set of the events of interest for the subscriber that is charging session related and which is related to the established charging session, transmitting a notification message for that event of interest to at least one of the set of contact points associated with the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,189,356

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

15. A vehicle control method comprising:determining a slip of each of wheels;
calculating a base distribution torque to be distributed to front and rear wheels on the basis of requested torques and a base distribution ratio of torques between the front and rear wheels, and changing the base distribution ratio on the basis of a result of the slip determination when the slip is detected;
decreasing the base distribution torque on the basis of the result of the slip determination in a manner that a rotation speed of a slipping wheel that is slipping becomes equal to a target rotation speed;
redistributing a decreased torque amount of the slipping wheel that is slipping to the base distribution torque of non-slipping wheels that are not slipping: and
changing the base distribution ratio of torques based on an actual distribution ratio of torques, between the front and rear wheels, before and after the decrease of the base distribution torque.

US Pat. No. 10,189,326

ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FRAME ELEMENT AND A CONNECTING ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR SECURING A CONNECTING ELEMENT TO A FRAME ELEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. An assembly, comprising:a frame element of a motor vehicle;
a connecting element, provided for attaching a component, and
a fiber winding configured to non-displaceably secure the connecting element to the frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,319

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Jianzhong Fu, Rockville,...

1. A passenger car tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) comprising:a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
determine a safety condition of a specific tire of the passenger car, based on deviations from a load-dependent tire pressure standard that is configured dynamically based on a real-time load of the specific tire measured by at least one load sensor; and
determine the load-dependent tire pressure standard by looking up a database comprising a plurality of tire pressure standards correlating respectively with a plurality of loads for the specific tire;
an indication device configured to provide at least one of a visual, audio, or heptic indication of the safety condition of the specific tire; and
a plurality of sensors configured to collect data of the tire load;
wherein:
the safety condition comprises a tire deformation limit;
the TPMS is a non-FMVSS138 system; and
the plurality of sensors are disposed at seats of the passenger car to measure occupancy of the passenger car to thereby indirectly measure the tire load data.

US Pat. No. 10,189,318

PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING SPECIFIED GROUNDING TREAD

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising: a carcass layer; a belt layer being disposed on a periphery of the carcass layer; a tread rubber including a cap tread and an undertread; a pair of side wall rubbers; a pair of rim cushion rubbers; and a rubber grounding tread that is exposed to a road contact surface of the tread rubber and penetrates the cap tread and the undertread to contact the belt layer in an electrically conductive manner;the grounding tread including a widened portion having a cross-sectional area that widens toward a contact surface with the belt layer at a contact portion with the belt layer;
the widened portion of the grounding tread having a profile shape that bulges outward in a tire width direction;
the undertread including a thickened portion that has a gauge that increases toward each contact surface with the grounding tread at the portion of the grounding tread penetrating the undertread; and
a gauge G1 of a flat portion of the undertread and a gauge G2 of the thickened portion of the undertread have a relationship of 1.5?G2/G1?2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,307

WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

GEO Plastics, Los Angele...

13. An assembly comprising:a pin sleeve configured to contain a retaining member and a biasing element;
a wheel mounting sleeve including an axle bore configured to receive an axle;
an annular rib extending radially outward from the wheel mounting sleeve at a position longitudinally spaced from the pin sleeve; and
a spacer extending longitudinally from the wheel mounting sleeve, the spacer monolithically formed with the wheel mounting sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,189,297

WALL APPLIQUé

18. A wall appliqué comprising:a body portion consisting of a single layer having a front side and a back side wherein the body portion is a polyurethane material that is not a cross-linked polyethylene foam and sized and shaped to be used as architectural embellishment for a wall wherein the body portion has a thickness that is greater than .033 inches and less than ?? and has a Shore hardness of 10-60 and wherein the body portion is configured to be cut with handheld scissors; and
an adhesive portion comprising an adhesive layer wherein the adhesive portion is directly on the back side of the single-layer body portion wherein the adhesive layer is configured to bond the body portion to a wall by applying pressure to the body portion when the body portion is positioned on a wall wherein the adhesive portion is co-extensive with the back side of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,296

INSTRUMENT, SUCH AS A WRITING PEN, MAKE-UP PEN, TOOL OR TOY AND METHOD FOR USING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT

1. An instrument, said instrument comprising:a body adapted for being grasped by a user;
at least two modules, each module being independent of the other module(s), including an active portion and being movable relatively to the body; and
for each module, a mechanism for guiding the module in translation and in rotation along the body, the module being movable relatively to the body successively in a translation parallel to a first axis and in a rotation around a second axis which is perpendicular to the first axis and which is secured to the body, between a rest configuration wherein the active portion of the module is housed in the body and a use configuration wherein the active portion of the module protrudes out of the body,wherein both modules or two of the modules are positioned on either side of a same arm of the body, which extends along the first axis from a base of the body as far as one end of the body, the respective active portions of both of these modules being housed in the base in the rest configuration and extending along the first axis beyond the end of the body in the use configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,189,284

TAPE CASSETTE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A tape cassette, comprising:a housing having a top wall, a bottom wall, a rear wall, a front wall, a first wall, a second wall, and a third wall, the first wall, the second wall, and the third wall being positioned between the front wall and the rear wall in a first direction orthogonal to the front wall and the rear wall, an arm portion including the front wall, the first wall, and the third wall, the arm portion having a tape feed exit located on an end of the arm portion in a second direction parallel to the front wall and the bottom wall, the first wall and the second wall forming an arm-opening extending in a third direction from the bottom wall to the top wall between the first wall and the second wall in the first direction, the third wall being positioned between the front wall and the first wall in the first direction, the third direction being orthogonal to the first and the second directions;
a tape, a portion of the tape being included within the arm portion, a different portion of the tape being exposed through the tape feed exit, the tape being configured to be fed to the tape feed exit in the second direction;
a rear indentation indented from a rear portion of the bottom wall toward the top wall up to a ceiling surface, the ceiling surface being parallel to the top wall and the bottom wall, the ceiling surface being between the top wall and the bottom wall in the third direction;
a plurality of front indicator portions positioned opposite of the portion of the tape with respect to the third wall in the first direction, the plurality of front indicator portions including a first type and a second type, the first type being defined on a surface of the front wall, the second type having an elevation with respect to the front wall in the first direction and exposing a portion of the third wall, positions of the plurality of front indicator portions corresponding to a type of the tape; and
a rear indicator portion formed on the ceiling surface, a position of the rear indicator portion indicating a color of characters, the rear indicator portion being one of a pressing portion or a non-pressing portion,
wherein the plurality of front indicator portions and the rear indicator portion are positioned between a first virtual line and a second virtual line, the first virtual line extending in the first direction and intersecting the tape feed exit, and the second virtual line extending in the first direction and intersecting an upstream end of the arm-opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,283

VACUUM MEDIA TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH REDUCED PRESSURE VARIATIONS IN INTER-COPY GAPS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A media transport system comprising:a vacuum plenum; and
a belt positioned over the vacuum plenum, the belt comprising:
at least one member configured to carry print media in a process direction;
a first plurality of holes formed through the at least one member in a first region only that carries a first print medium to enable the vacuum plenum to apply a force to hold the first print medium against the at least one member of the belt;
a second plurality of holes formed through the at least one member in a second region only that carries a second print medium to enable the vacuum plenum to apply the force to hold the second print medium against the at least one member of the belt; and
a plurality of slots formed through the at least one member in a third region corresponding to an inter-copy gap only that is positioned between the first region and the second region, each slot in the plurality of slots being formed with a first area that is greater than a second area occupied by one hole in the first plurality of holes or the second plurality of holes wherein the plurality of slots is arranged with a length of each slot being aligned with the process direction of the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,189,268

SOLVENT OR INK CONTAINER PLUG

DOVER EUROPE SARL, Verni...

1. A solvent or ink container plug including:a cylindrical base having an upper side and a lower side, the lower side being configured to face an inside of a container when the container is closed by the plug; and
a connection portion, connected to the upper side of the cylindrical base, the connection portion comprising at least two connection tips,
wherein the cylindrical base comprises a first aperture and a second aperture provided at the lower side of the cylindrical base,
wherein the first aperture and second aperture are each in communication with a corresponding one of the two connection tips, and
wherein the connection portion has a side dimension, measured in a plane perpendicular to an axis of introducing the plug onto or into the container, that is smaller than the cylindrical base.

US Pat. No. 10,189,252

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING DROP VELOCITY UNIFORMITY, DROP MASS UNIFORMITY, AND DROP FORMATION

FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining image data for a plurality of droplet ejection devices;
converting the image data into converted data to be stored in an image buffer having first and second levels;
processing the converted data to determine cross-talk affected data for cross-talk between the plurality of droplet ejection devices; and
applying a multi-level waveform including a first level and a second level to the plurality of droplet ejection devices, wherein the second level of the multi-level waveform includes a first section having at least one compensating edge and a second section having at least one drive pulse, the at least one compensating edge has a compensating effect to compensate for cross-talk variation across the plurality of droplet ejection devices that is mapped to a third level of the image buffer, and wherein the first level of the multi-level waveform comprises the second section without the first section that is mapped to one of the first and second levels of the image buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,236

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC SURFACE COVERINGS

Golconda Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A system for finishing a wall comprising:a set of modular wall covering units comprising an inner attractant layer and a decorative outer layer;
a magnetic underlayment comprising an isotropic magnetic sheeting, the magnetic underlayment having been heat treated, wherein the heat treatment of the magnetic underlayment is at 158 degrees Fahrenheit for seven days; and
a support layer comprising a wall board, an insulation layer, and a covering layer, the support layer being substantially vertical relative to a floor when installed in a structure;
wherein the magnetic underlayment is secured to the support layer forming a combined magnetic surface assembly for receiving and supporting the set of modular wall covering units, and the set of modular wall covering units are adapted to be releasably secured to the combined magnetic surface assembly with the inner attractant layer facing the magnetic underlayment, and wherein the weight of the set of modular wall covering units, when installed in a vertical orientation, is supported by the combined magnetic surface assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,189,224

METHODS FOR MAKING RUBBER BALES

Karltex Machine, Inc., O...

1. A method of forming a rubber bale, comprising:inserting, into a press chamber of a bale assembly, compressible rubber materials;
closing the press chamber;
compressing, in the press chamber, the compressible rubber materials with a bolster assembly to form a rubber bale, the bolster assembly including:
a first coupling portion;
a second coupling portion removably attached to the first coupling portion by one or more coupling bolts, the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion cooperatively defining an arc shaped cavity for receiving a hydraulic rod,
an island portion removably attached to the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion by a plurality of island bolts that run through either the first coupling portion, the second coupling portion, or both and into the island portion; and
a bolster cap removably attached to the island portion by a plurality of retainer bolts, the retainer bolts each including a non-circular head attached to a frustum, the head having a substantially planar surface, the frustum attached to a threaded shaft distal the head, the bolster cap including a plurality of countersunk bores that receive the retainer bolts, the countersunk bores having complementary shapes to those of the retainer bolts;
opening the press chamber; and
ejecting the rubber bale from the press chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,189,201

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HOLLOW BODY, IN PARTICULAR A FUEL TANK

Plastic Omnium Advanced I...

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow body from a plastic material, said method comprising:molding a preform into shells in a molding tool;
joining an insert to an inner surface of a shell of said shells, said insert defining a sub volume within the hollow body to be made; and
joining together the shells to form the hollow body by closing the molding tool and applying a main pressure to a main volume enclosed by the shells,
wherein a sub pressure is applied to the sub volume while the main pressure is applied to the main volume, such that a pressure difference between the main volume and the sub volume is bigger than 0.20 bar and smaller than 3.00 bar, and
wherein a contour of the insert is defined by a wall and the insert is selected from a line, a valve, a liquid pump, a nipple, a baffle, a ventilation device and a liquid trap.

US Pat. No. 10,189,066

WHEEL STRAIGHTENER DEVICE

GAHOTECH SISTEMAS AUTOMOT...

1. A WHEEL STRAIGHTENER DEVICE, comprising:a main column (110);
a flange (111) mounted on an end of the main column (110) for fixing a wheel;
a measuring rod (116) mounted on the same end of the main column (110) and arranged above the flange (111);
a guide (118) mounted on the same end of the main column (110), a single piece body (115) being movably mounted on the guide (118), and a bearing (114) mounted on a top end of the single piece body (115), the bearing (114) having a geometric shape matching with a shape of an inner region of the wheel for supporting the wheel, wherein the single piece body (115) moves along the guide (118) to approach or move away from the wheel positioned on the flange (111);
a tubular extension (113) formed on a central portion of the main column (110) and perpendicular to the main column (110);
a second tubular extension (120), portion of which is inserted into an end portion of the tubular extension (113) and perpendicular to the main column (110);
a tubular piece (121) mounted on an end of the second tubular extension (120) and being perpendicular to the second tubular extension (120);
a third tube segment (132) being movably inserted into the tubular piece (121) and being parallel to the main column (110);
a piston hydraulic means (130) being mounted on an upper end of the third tube segment (132) and connected to a hydraulic pump (117), which is mounted on the main column (110), by means of hoses (119);
wherein the flange (111) has a central bore, and a plurality of radial oblong holes for matching with drill pattern of the wheel, wherein the plurality of radial oblong holes includes three sets of radial oblong holes, a first set of radial oblong holes (I) includes radial oblong holes (I) spaced evenly with 72° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (I) starting from a reference hole (I, II, III), a second set of radial oblong holes (II) includes radial oblong holes (II) spaced evenly with 90° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (II) starting from the reference hole (I, II, III), and a third set of radial oblong holes (III) includes radial oblong holes (III) spaced evenly with 120° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (III) starting from the reference hole (I, II, III), thus the radial oblong holes of the three sets of radial oblong holes are positioned alternately on the flange (111).

US Pat. No. 10,188,983

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATALYST SCREENS IN SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION REACTORS

Integrated Global Service...

1. A system for use in a selective catalytic reduction reactor, the system comprising:a catalyst bed; and
a screen located at a distance in a range of 1 in. to 12 ft. above the catalyst bed so that flow of flue gas to the catalyst bed contacts the screen or passes through the screen before the flow of flue gas contacts the catalyst bed or passes through the catalyst bed, the screen adapted to support a weight of at least 400 pounds above the catalyst bed so that the weight is not imposed on the catalyst bed, the screen having a plurality of holes across its surface, wherein the screen is adapted to change velocity distribution of the flue gas as it flows through the screen, wherein the change in velocity distribution as a result of the screen comprises a 3 to 6% decrease in Root Mean Square (RMS) of overall velocity distribution of the flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,188,978

ADHESIVE FLUTE SUPPORT WHILE WINDING FLUTED PACK

Baldwin Filters, Inc., K...

1. A method of forming a filter media pack comprising:winding a continuous strip of fluted filter media about a winding core about a winding axis, the strip of filter media extending between opposed first and second edges and including a plurality of flutes formed by a first sheet operably secured to a corrugated sheet defining a plurality of peaks and valleys, the strip of fluted filter media being wound with the corrugated sheet being adjacent the winding core and radially inward of the first sheet, the strip of fluted filter media defining a feed axis generally parallel to the first and second edges and perpendicular to the winding axis, the winding core having opposed first and second sides extending generally parallel to the winding axis, the winding core defining opposed first and second faces defining a minor axis therebetween, the first and second sides extending generally between the first and second faces and defining a major axis therebetween; and
applying a first support bead between the winding core and the strip of filter media, the first support bead extending generally perpendicular to the first and second edges of the strip of filter media and parallel to the winding axis, the first support bead being located proximate the first side of the winding core, the first support bead filling the cross-section of at least two valleys on opposite sides of a peak of the corrugated sheet proximate the first side of the winding core, the first support bead distributing radially directed loading applied to the corrugated sheet from the first side of the winding core due to tension in the strip of filter media during winding.

US Pat. No. 10,188,962

GRID-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY ATTRACTION SYSTEM

Unchartedvr Inc., San Ra...

1. A grid-based virtual reality (VR) attraction system, comprising:a grid aligned stage kit that corresponds to a plurality of stage plans associated with plurality of VR representations, said grid aligned stage kit comprising:
fixed accessories;
moveable accessories;
a stage comprising a platform having a pattern of markings along at least two dimensions, wherein said stage is configured with accessory mounts arranged on said platform, for affixing said fixed stage accessories to said platform, and wherein said pattern identifies coordinates corresponding to a location of said accessory mounts; and
a plurality of stage sections that are configured to be interconnected according to said pattern to form said platform, wherein said platform is configurable according to said plurality of stage plans comprising at least A×B and C×D, wherein A, B, C, and D are different from each other;
a motion tracking system, configured to track identity, location, and/or orientation of a VR participant on said stage; and
a VR simulation engine, coupled to said motion tracking system, configured to receive said identity, location, and/or orientation, and configured to generate said plurality of VR representations to simulate a virtual environment with virtually represented objects whose locations and orientations correspond to locations and orientations said fixed and moveable accessories that are arranged according to a corresponding stage plan.

US Pat. No. 10,188,952

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY MAPPING SERVERS

Controlled Protocols, Inc...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including a program of instructions for dynamically mapping a plurality of servers that when executed by a computer performs the steps of:defining a three dimensional area of a virtual space divided into independently storable blocks with an integral coordinate system by providing coordinate addresses that have an X, Y and Z component, wherein each component includes a summary address portion and an internal address portion;
mapping coordinate addresses that represent a position within the virtual space to server coordinates, wherein the coordinate address includes an embedded and freely assignable server address so that each block can be transferred and independently stored on one or more of the plurality of servers;
adding a block to any one of the plurality of servers to expand beyond the defined three dimensional area; and
dynamically re-mapping the coordinate address to reflect the new server coordinates of the added block.

US Pat. No. 10,188,944

FACILITATING USERS TO COMPLETE ACTIVE GAME ACTIONS

Kabam, Inc., San Francis...

1. A game server for providing offers to facilitate users to complete game actions within an online game, the game server comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of a game space in which the online game is played, and enable interaction of the users with the game space and/or each other by executing game actions on behalf of the users, wherein the game actions including game actions that require wait periods for completion; and
generate offers to remove and/or reduce the required wait periods of the game actions in exchange for consideration from the users, wherein the offers generated for the first user include:
a first offer to remove and/or reduce a first pending wait period required for completion of a first game action in exchange for a first amount of consideration;
a second offer to remove and/or reduce a second pending wait period required for completion of a second game action in exchange for a second amount of consideration; and
a third offer to remove and/or reduce both of the first pending wait period and the second pending wait period in exchange for a third amount of consideration.

US Pat. No. 10,188,920

SCORING DEVICE FOR SCORING A SNOWBALL FIGHT

Peter Moloney, St. Paul,...

1. A scoring device to be worn by a person for scoring a snowball fight, the device comprising:a target portion including:
a target,
a permeable layer spaced apart from the target,
an interior region, including a scoring chamber, positioned between the permeable layer and the target, the interior region being substantially continuous without any openings; and
the scoring chamber portion positioned at the bottom of the interior region when the scoring device is worn by the person, the scoring chamber portion arranged to accumulate and store snow falling from the interior region
the scoring device except the permeable layer being substantially fluid-tight such that when snow passes through the permeable layer, snow is collected in the scoring chamber and prevented from leaving the scoring device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,905

SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING EXERTION DATA DERIVED FROM EXERTION DETECTION DEVICES

Tri2Focus, Inc., Cypress...

1. A method for implementing an electronic feedback loop based on exertion data derived from one or more exertion sensors including at least one of a bicycle power meter, a heart rate monitor, or a global positioning satellite watch, the method comprising:generating, by an exertion sensor data processor, a workout schedule, wherein the generating includes
querying an electronic database for a race date, race performance goal, and athlete capability parameters;
determining a number of time units between a current date and the race date;
for each time unit of the number of time units
determining, by the workout processor, a prescribed stress level for the time unit;
generating by the workout processor, workouts that subject an athlete to the prescribed stress level for the time unit; and
storing the workouts in the workout schedule in the electronic database detecting, via the one or more exertion sensors, physical exertion during at least one of the workouts;
computing, by the exertion sensor data processor, an actual stress level for the at least one of the workouts, wherein the computing is based on the exertion data derived from the one or more exertion sensors;
querying, by the exertion sensor data processor, the electronic database for the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts;
determining, by the exertion sensor data processor, that the actual stress level is less than the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts;
in response to determining that the actual stress level is less than the prescribed stress level for the at least one of the workouts, modifying, by the exertion sensor data processor, the workout schedule; and
transmitting, over the electronic communications network, an electronic workout data file including the modified workout schedule for presentation on a remote display device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,869

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE INTEGRATED DESIGN FOR A 3D TREMOR DETECTOR USING TMS IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS

The Florida International...

1. A system comprising:a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine;
a Transcranial Stimulation Biofeedback (TSB) Detector device;
a software component comprising instructions stored on one or more non-transitory computer readable media that, when executed by a computing device, direct the computing device to:
receive waveforms from the TSB Detector device;
compute a determination factor based on the waveforms; and
when the determination factor is outside a predetermined range, send an abort signal such that the TMS machine ceases providing magnetic stimulation, and when the determination factor is not outside the predetermined range, allow the TMS machine to continue providing magnetic stimulation,
the TSB Detector device comprising:
a three-axis accelerometer sensor configured to provide three-dimensional signals;
a three-channel analog amplifier configured to receive the three-dimensional signals; and
a capacitor and a resistor connected between the three-axis accelerometer and the three-channel analog amplifier and configured to generate a cut-off frequency, and
three-dimensional tremor signals detected by the TSB Detector device being synchronized with the TMS machine via a dual communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,188,851

TTFIELD TREATMENT WITH OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTRODE POSITIONS ON THE HEAD BASED ON MRI-BASED CONDUCTIVITY MEASUREMENTS

NOVOCURE LIMITED, St. He...

1. A method of optimizing positions of a plurality of electrodes placed on a subject's body, wherein the electrodes are used to impose an electric field in target tissue within an anatomic volume, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining electrical conductivity or resistivity measurements in the anatomic volume;
generating a 3D map of electrical conductivity or resistivity of the anatomic volume directly from the obtained electrical conductivity or resistivity measurements, without segmenting the anatomic volume into tissue types;
identifying a location of the target tissue within the anatomic volume; and
determining positions for the electrodes based on the 3D map of electrical conductivity or resistivity generated in the generating step and the location of the target tissue identified in the identifying step.

US Pat. No. 10,188,818

RESPIRATORY MASK

Intersurgical AG, Vaduz ...

1. A respiratory mask for delivering inspiratory gas to a wearer, the mask comprising a mask body shaped to define a cavity adapted to fit about the mouth and nose of the patient, wherein the mask body comprises a nose cavity portion and a mouth cavity portion, the mask body being shaped such that the maximum depth of the cavity defined by the nose portion is greater than the depth of the cavity defined by the mouth portion, the nose cavity portion comprising an inspiratory gas inlet port and the mouth cavity portion comprising an expiratory gas monitoring port, at a location spaced from the inlet port, wherein the gas monitoring port is an inlet of a port connector formation depending from the mask body, and wherein said port connector formation is integral with the mask body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,816

SYSTEM FOR REMOVING INFECTIOUS SECRETIONS

Flosure Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of decreasing a probability of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, said method comprising the steps of:a. inserting a tracheal/endotracheal device into the trachea of a patient;
b. inflating a balloon that surrounds a segment of said tracheal/endotracheal device,
whereby a segment of said tracheal/endotracheal device is disposed inferior to said balloon and a segment of said tracheal/endotracheal device is disposed superior to said balloon
c. delivering a mist through a port in said tracheal/endotracheal device, said mist being released in and delivered to the trachea, in an area that is inferior to said balloon;
d. simultaneously with the delivery step c, providing suction to capture mist or fluid from said inferior area in said trachea; and
e. delivering captured mist or fluid to a collection vessel that is disposed outside of said trachea,
wherein the provision of suction commences prior to the delivery of the mist and wherein the delivery of the mist is synchronized with the expulsion of air from the patient's lungs.

US Pat. No. 10,188,795

BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL SYSTEM

Trustees of Boston Univer...

1. A sensor-driven glucose control system, comprising:an insulin delivery device operative in response to an insulin dose control signal to infuse insulin into the subject; and
a controller operative to generate the insulin dose control signal by:
(1) continually administering priming doses of insulin at respective times, each priming dose being of a respective amount and having a prescribed interval of action;
(2) receiving information regarding total amounts of insulin administered during the prescribed intervals of action, each total amount including an aggregation of total doses administered in response to a glucose level signal; and
(3) automatically adapting the amounts of the priming doses in response to a mathematical relationship, over respective periods each spanning multiple prescribed intervals of action, between the amounts of the priming doses and the total amounts of insulin administered during the prescribed intervals of action.

US Pat. No. 10,188,746

PYRROLOBENZODIAZEPINES AND CONJUGATES THEREOF

MEDIMMUNE LIMITED, Cambr...

1. A conjugate of formula (A):
and salts and solvates thereof, wherein:
D represents either group D1 or D2:

the dotted line indicates the optional presence of a double bond between C2 and C3;
when there is a double bond present between C2 and C3, R2 is selected from the group consisting of:
(ia) C5-10 aryl group, optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group comprising: halo, nitro, cyano, ether, carboxy, ester, C1-7 alkyl, C3-7 heterocyclyl and bis-oxy-C1-3 alkylene;
(ib) C1-5 saturated aliphatic alkyl;
(ic) C3-6 saturated cycloalkyl;
(id)
wherein each of R31, R32 and R33 are independently selected from H, C1-3 saturated alkyl, C2-3 alkenyl, C2-3 alkynyl and cyclopropyl, where the total number of carbon atoms in the R2 group is no more than 5;(ie)
wherein one of R35a and R35b is H and the other is selected from: phenyl, which phenyl is optionally substituted by a group selected from halo, methyl, methoxy; pyridyl; and thiophenyl; and(if)
where R34 is selected from: H; C1-3 saturated alkyl; C2-3 alkenyl; C2-3 alkynyl; cyclopropyl; phenyl, which phenyl is optionally substituted by a group selected from halo, methyl, methoxy; pyridyl; and thiophenyl;(ig) halo;
when there is a single bond present between C2 and C3,
R2 is
where R36a and R36b are independently selected from H, F, C1-4 saturated alkyl, C2-3 alkenyl, which alkyl and alkenyl groups are optionally substituted by a group selected from C1-4 alkyl amido and C1-4 alkyl ester; or, when one of R16a and R16b is H, the other is selected from nitrile and a C1-4 alkyl ester;R6 and R9 are independently selected from H, R, OH, OR, SH, SR, NH2, NHR, NRR?, NO2, SnMe3 and halo;
either
(a) R10 is H, and R11 is OH or ORA, where RA is C1-4 alkyl; or
(b) R10 and R11 form a nitrogen-carbon double bond between the nitrogen and carbon atoms to which they are bound; or
(c) R10 is H and R11 is OSOZM, where z is 2 or 3 and M is a monovalent pharmaceutically acceptable cation; or
(d) R11 is OH or ORA, where RA is C1-4 alkyl and R10 is selected from:
where Rz is selected from:(z-i)

(z-ii) OC(?O)CH3;
(z-iii) NO2;
(z-iv) OMe;
(z-v) glucoronide;
(z-vi) —C(?O)—X1—NHC(?O)X2—NH—RZC, where —C(?O)—X1—NH— and —C(?O)—X2—NH— represent natural amino acid residues and Rzc is selected from Me, OMe, OCH2CH2OMe;
Y is selected from formulae A1 and A2:

Z1 is a C1-3 alkylene group;
Z2 is a C1-3 alkylene group;
Q is:
where QX is such that Q is an amino-acid residue, a dipeptide residue or a tripeptide residue;L is a linker connected to a cell binding agent;
CBA is the cell binding agent;
n is an integer between 0 and 48;
R and R? are each independently selected from optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, C3-20 heterocyclyl and C5-20 aryl groups, and optionally in relation to the group NRR?, R and R? together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered heterocyclic ring;
R8 is either:
(a) independently selected from H, R, OH, OR, SH, SR, NH2, NHR, NRR?, NO2, SnMe3 and halo; or
(b) of formula A*:
wherein:D? represents either group D?1 or D2:

wherein the dotted line indicates the optional presence of a double bond between C2? and C3?;
R17 is independently selected from H, R, OH, OR, SH, SR, NH2, NHR, NRR?, NO2, SnMe3 and halo;
R? is a C3-12 alkylene group, which chain may be interrupted by one or more heteroatoms, e.g. O, S, N(H), NMe and/or aromatic rings, e.g. benzene or pyridine, which rings are optionally substituted; and
X and X? are independently selected from O, S and N(H); and
R22, R16, R19, R20 and R21 are as defined for R2, R6, R9, R10 and R11 respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,658

THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIAMINOPHENOTHIAZINES

WisTa Laboratories Ltd., ...

1. A method of treating a cognitive or CNS disorder in a patient, comprising orally administering to said patient a delayed-release formulation of a dosage unit containinga 3,7-diaminophenothiazine (DAPTZ) compound in stable crystalline reduced form as active ingredient, selected from compounds of the following formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:
wherein:each of R1 and R9 is independently selected from: —H;
each of R3NA and R3NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of R7NA and R7NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of HX1 and HX2 is independently a protic acid, wherein X1 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX1, and X2 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX2; and
wherein if any of HX1 and HX2 are hydrohalic acids, then each are independently selected from HCl or HBr,wherein the delayed-release formulation releases less than 50% of the compound in 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,188,573

BOOT STIRRUP

Allen Medical Systems, In...

1. A boot stirrup for use during surgery, the boot stirrup comprisinga support arm having a longitudinal axis,
a surgical boot including a foot support portion formed to support a foot of a patient and a boot handle fixed to the foot support portion, the boot handle extending from a heel support region of the surgical boot, and
a lockable joint coupled to the support arm and coupled to the surgical boot, the lockable joint being configured to move between an unlocked position in which the lockable joint permits movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and a locked position in which the lockable joint blocks movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm, and the lockable joint includes a release lever configured to move relative to the boot handle to unlock the lockable joint, wherein the release lever includes a grip portion that is spaced from the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the locked position and that is adjacent to and in aligned, side-by-side, substantially parallel registry with the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,571

ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING AT LEAST ONE ACCESSORY DEVICE TO AN OPERATING TABLE

1. An operating table adapter, comprising: a table mount configured to removably attach the adapter to an operating table; and an accessory mount configured to attach a surgery extension device to the adapter; wherein the adapter includes a free-standing, X-ray transparent member; wherein the X-ray transparent member includes a first part comprising a lower surface configured to directly contact an upper support surface of the operating table, and a second part configured to extend beyond the upper support surface in a longitudinal direction of the upper support surface when the adapter is mounted to the operating table via the table mount; wherein the second part of the X-ray transparent member comprises a support surface extension configured to support a patient when the adapter is attached to the operating table; and the table mount comprising: a guide rod, the guide rod being elongated and extending downward with respect to the X-ray transparent member when the adapter is attached to the operating table; and an abutment element, the abutment element being movable vertically along the guide rod towards and away from the X-ray transparent member, and being lockable along the guide rod; wherein when the operating table adapter is positioned on said operating table, the abutment element is movable along the guide rod and lockable against a bottom surface of the operating table, to thereby grasp the operating table between the first part of the X-ray transparent member and the abutment element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,527

EXPANDABLE AND ADJUSTABLE LORDOSIS INTERBODY FUSION SYSTEM

SPINEEX, INC., Fremont, ...

1. A spinal implant device for placement between vertebral bodies, the device comprising:an expandable shell;
at least one wedge member;
at least one drive shaft; and
the expandable shell comprising a top member and a bottom member, at least the bottom member having tracking for receiving the at least one wedge member, the at least one drive shaft engaging with the at least one wedge member for moving the at least one wedge member along the tracking, the at least one wedge member engaging the top member and the bottom member, the at least one wedge member comprising a tapered configuration having an external helical thread, whereby the top member and bottom member move relative to each other in response to rotation of the at least one wedge member along the tracking to effect an expansion of the shell, the tracking comprising a cascading series of risers on interior surfaces of each of the top and bottom members, the cascading series of risers comprising individual riser members increasing in height along the interior surfaces and delivering corresponding staggered spaces in between the individual riser members so that the individual riser members and the corresponding spaces on the top member overlap the individual riser members and the corresponding spaces on the bottom member, permitting an interlocking engagement of the top and bottom members when the top and bottom members are in a contracted position, whereby the cascading series of risers on the interior surface of the top member intermesh with the cascading series of risers on the interior surface of the bottom member, and wherein the tracking is configured to increase a longitudinal position of the at least one wedge member along and relative to the interior surfaces of the top and bottom members within the shell as it travels along the tracking whereby the at least one wedge member engages the top and bottom members to selectively contact the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,188,509

PROSTHETIC TISSUE VALVES

CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR,...

1. A prosthetic valve for modulating fluid flow through a cardiovascular structure during cardiac cycles of a heart, said fluid flow exhibiting a plurality of positive and negative flow pressures during said cardiac cycles, said prosthetic valve comprising:a remodelable biological tissue structure comprising a conical shaped sheet member, said sheet member comprising an extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, said ECM composition comprising acellular ECM from a mammalian tissue source,
said sheet member further comprising an open proximal annulus engagement end configured to engage said cardiovascular structure and receive said fluid flow therein and a closed distal end,
said sheet member further comprising a plurality of linear interstices disposed between said sheet member open proximal annulus engagement end and said closed distal end, wherein said plurality of linear interstices do not extend to said closed distal end,
said sheet member being configured to transition from an expanded position when said proximal annulus engagement end of said sheet member is engaged to said cardiovascular structure and receives said fluid flow therein, and said fluid flow exhibits a first positive flow pressure of said plurality of positive flow pressures, to a collapsed position when said fluid flow exhibits a first negative flow pressure of said plurality of negative flow pressures,
said plurality of linear interstices being configured to transition from an open position, when said sheet member is in said expanded position, to a closed position, when said sheet member is in said collapsed position,
said closed distal end of said sheet member being configured to block said fluid flow therethrough when said plurality of linear interstices are in said open and closed positions, wherein when said plurality of linear interstices are in said open position, said plurality of linear interstices allow said fluid flow to be transmitted through said plurality of linear interstices and said sheet member, and wherein when said plurality of linear interstices are in said closed position, said plurality of linear interstices and said distal end of said sheet member jointly block said fluid flow through said sheet member,
said sheet member being further configured to remodel, and induce host cell and tissue proliferation, remodeling of damaged cardiovascular tissue and regeneration of new cardiovascular tissue and tissue structures with site-specific structural and functional properties, when said proximal annulus engagement end of said sheet member is engaged to said cardiovascular structure, wherein said proximal annulus engagement end of said sheet member is disposed proximate damaged tissue of said cardiovascular structure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,490

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DENTAL PROCEDURES

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for digitally aligning a patient's teeth with a reference portion of the patient, the method comprising:acquiring, using a scanner, a first image of at least a portion of the patient's teeth;
positioning a device in a patient's mouth to align the device with a reference portion of the patient, the device comprising an occlusal portion and a non-occlusal portion, the occlusal portion comprising a bite plate held between the patient's teeth so as to secure the device in a position during a scanning procedure and the non-occlusal portion comprising a coded pattern for aligning scanned images of the patient, the occlusal portion and the non-occlusal portion being coupled together at an angle such that the coded pattern is outwardly oriented from the patient's mouth when the bite plate is positioned between the patient's teeth, so that the coded pattern is presented to permit scanning of the coded pattern simultaneously when scanning at least the portion of the patient's teeth;
acquiring, using the scanner, a second image of at least a portion of the coded pattern and at least the portion of the patient's teeth: and
processing the first image and the second image to determine a spatial relationship between at least the portion of the patient's teeth and the reference portion by calculating a first spatial relationship between at least the portion of the coded pattern and at least the portion of the patient's teeth and the alignment between the device and the reference portion.

US Pat. No. 10,188,451

VESSEL SEALER AND DIVIDER FOR USE WITH SMALL TROCARS AND CANNULAS

COVIDIEN AG, (CH)

1. An endoscopic bipolar forceps, comprising:an end effector assembly including a movable jaw member and a fixed jaw member , the movable jaw member movable relative to the fixed jaw member, the movable jaw member including a flange; and
a tubular reciprocating sleeve having a distal end defining a scoop-like support member, the scoop-like support member having an inner surface defining a channel that slidably receives a proximal end of the fixed jaw member, the inner surface of the scoop-like support member extending from a first lateral side of the fixed jaw member to a second lateral side of the fixed jaw member, the scoop-like support member defining an aperture therein at a distal end thereof configured to receive a portion of the flange of the movable jaw member, the scoop-like support member slidable in a proximal direction relative to the proximal end of the fixed jaw member to move the movable jaw member relative to the fixed jaw member from a first position, wherein the movable jaw member is disposed in spaced relation relative to the fixed jaw member, to a second position, wherein the movable jaw member is closer to the fixed jaw member,
wherein each of the movable and fixed jaw members is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the movable and fixed jaw members are capable of conducting energy through tissue grasped therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,188,427

SPINAL CONSTRUCT AND METHOD

Warsaw Orthopeic, Inc., ...

1. A spinal construct comprising:a connector extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a passageway, a shaft of the second end being positioned within the passageway such that the second end can translate relative to the first end along the longitudinal axis, the ends each comprising a threaded hole extending through a top surface of the connector,
wherein the first end comprises a first expandable member including an inner surface defining a cavity configured to receive a head of a first bone fastener and the second end comprises a second expandable member including an inner surface defining a cavity configured to receive a head of a second bone fastener, the cavities each including an opening extending through a bottom surface of the connector, the expandable members each comprising a retaining member positioned in a respective one of the cavities, an inner locking ring positioned in a respective one of the cavities and a notch that extends into a respective one of the inner surfaces, the openings each having a maximum diameter greater than a maximum diameter of each of the retaining members, the retaining members being configured to expand radially and then collapse back to their original form when one of the heads contacts one of the retaining members, the inner locking rings being configured to be pushed into one of the notches when one of the heads is received by one of the retaining members.

US Pat. No. 10,188,422

BIOPSY NEEDLE DESIGN

3DBiopsy, Inc., Aurora, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cannula, comprising:
a tubular body extending between a first end and a second end, the tubular body having a first side and an opposite second side; and
a leading edge formed at the first end, the leading edge extending along a first plane, the first plane extending between the first side and second side, the first plane forming a leading edge angle between the intersection of the first side and the first plane, wherein the leading edge angle is between 12 degrees and 20 degrees;
a mandrel, comprising:
a body extending between a first end and a second end;
a trocar point formed by the first end;
a notch formed by the body, the notch forming a bed extending between the first end and the second end;
a first sample region formed by the bed, the first sample region, comprising:
a first plurality of ridges, wherein each of the first plurality of ridges comprises:
a flank extending from the bed toward the second end, the flank terminating at a crest;
a second sample region formed by the bed, the second sample region comprising:
a second plurality of ridges, wherein each of the second plurality of ridges comprises:
a flank extending from the bed toward the second end, the flank terminating in a crest; and
a concave slope descending from the crest; and
a deck disposed between the first plurality of ridges and the second plurality of ridges;
a cannula force source imparting movement to the cannula, wherein the cannula force source imparts a loaded force between 7 lbs. and 11 lbs.

US Pat. No. 10,188,353

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AUTONOMIC HEALTH

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:delivering an autonomic neural stimulation (ANS) dose over a plurality of burst periods, including delivering a burst stimulation pulses within a portion of each burst period to evoke physiological responses and not delivering stimulation pulses within another portion of each burst period;
recording physiological parameter values, including:
recording first population data, the first population data including evoked response (ER) values corresponding to the evoked physiological responses to the burst of stimulation pulses for the plurality of burst periods; and
recording second population data, the second population data including reference values that include no effect (NE) values corresponding to times without an evoked physiological response;
calculating evoked response metrics (ERMs) using the first and second population data, each of the ERMs being dependent on background autonomic activity;
analyzing the ERMs to provide ERM analysis; and
providing an indication of autonomic health using the ERM analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,188,339

URINE MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

OBSERVE MEDICAL APS, Kon...

1. A method for treating a luminal surface of a urine handling system, comprisingproviding a capsule in a luminal space of the urine handling system, the capsule comprising a capsule wall defining a space filled with an oil mixture having a viscosity of at most 600 cSt and comprising 90-100° of an oil selected from a group consisting of silicone fluids, mineral oils, and a mixture thereof,
wherein the capsule wall is made of a water-soluble material that disintegrates when exposed to a urine flow such that the oil mixture contacts the luminal surface,
wherein the capsule is arranged upstream of a measurement chamber of the urine handling system, or in an upstream portion of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,188,335

PLASMA OR SERUM PRODUCTION AND REMOVAL OF FLUIDS UNDER REDUCED PRESSURE

Seventh Sense Biosystems,...

21. A device for receiving blood from a subject and processing the blood to form plasma or serum, the device comprising:an inlet for introduction of a bodily fluid from the subject into the device;
a storage chamber for receiving plasma or serum;
a first membrane that is substantially impermeable to cells, wherein the first membrane separates the inlet from the storage chamber and is capable of separating blood passing through to produce a portion enriched in plasma or serum;
a vacuum chamber, separate from the storage chamber, having a pressure less than ambient pressure; and
a second membrane that is gas permeable but is substantially liquid impermeable, wherein the second membrane separates the storage chamber from the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,188,327

PORTABLE CLINICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR HEMATOCRIT MEASUREMENT

Abbott Point of Care Inc....

1. A method of performing a hematocrit analysis, the method comprising:inserting a test device comprising a hematocrit sensor into a port of an analyzer;
initiating, by the analyzer, a test cycle of the test device, the test cycle including performance of the hematocrit analysis, wherein the performance of the hematocrit analysis includes the test device generating an electric signal based on a hematocrit measurement of a biological sample;
determining spatial orientation and/or motion of the analyzer during the test cycle of the test device;
comparing the determined spatial orientation to a threshold operating spatial plane for the test device and/or comparing the determined motion to a threshold rate of motion for the test device;
when the determined spatial orientation exceeds the threshold operating spatial plane, and/or the determined motion exceeds the threshold rate of motion, providing an alert prompting a user to take corrective action,
wherein the corrective action is instructed in the alert to be taken during the test cycle without having to reinitiate the test cycle including the performance of the hematocrit analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,188,310

PROBE FOR DETERMINING MAGNETIC MARKER LOCATIONS

Health Beacons, Inc., Co...

1. A method for determining a distance and direction between a probe and a magnetic marker, the method comprising:providing the probe, wherein the probe comprises
a first sensor including a first magnetometer having a first range within which a magnetic marker can be detected and a first accelerometer, and
a second sensor including a second magnetometer having a second range within which the magnetic marker can be detected and a second accelerometer,
wherein the first sensor is separated from the second sensor by a distance that is greater than the first range and the second range such that the magnetic marker can only be detected by one of the first magnetometer and the second magnetometer at a time;
wherein the probe is configured to determine a position, in three-dimensional space, of the magnetic marker;
balancing the probe while the probe is positioned away from the magnetic marker such that the magnetic marker is not within the first range of the first magnetometer or the second range of the second magnetometer;
moving the balanced probe so that the magnetic marker is within the first range of the first magnetometer and not within the second range of the second magnetometer; and
determining the distance and direction between the probe and the magnetic marker by comparing an output of the first sensor with an output of the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,278

USING AN INTRAORAL MIRROR WITH AN INTEGRATED CAMERA TO RECORD DENTAL STATUS, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

DENTAL SMARTMIRROR, INC.,...

16. A system for capturing an image representing a patient's dental status, comprising:a processor;
a patient status database that stores historical patient status information including historical panoramic images of a patient's mouth; and
a server, executed on the processor, that receives (i) a plurality of photographs of an interior of the patient's mouth, and (ii) associated position information for the respective photographs, wherein the plurality of photographs are collected from an image sensor affixed to a dental mirror, wherein the position information is collected relative to a base station capable of docking to the dental mirror, wherein the position information is determined using an accelerometer or gyroscope or both affixed to the dental mirror, wherein the accelerometer or gyroscope or both is calibrated with the dental mirror while docked to the base station, and wherein each one of the plurality of photographs overlap at least in part with another one of the plurality of photographs, the server comprising:
a panorama stitcher module that (i) determines features in the overlapping portions that match between multiple photographs, (ii) based on associated position information for the respective photographs and the matching features, aligns the plurality of photographs to represent a series of adjacent teeth, and (iii) stitches the plurality of photographs of the interior of the patient's mouth into a panoramic image representing a state of at least a portion of the patient's mouth.

US Pat. No. 10,188,215

LOUNGE ASSEMBLIES FOR SUPPORTING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

20. A hood assembly for supporting a portable electronic device having a display screen in a viewable position, the assembly comprising:a hood coupled to a base, the hood including a wall structure that includes an internal surface that forms a substantially downwardly opening cavity, the cavity including a front portion and a rear portion, the cavity opening circumscribed by a lower edge that has a front edge portion adjacent the front portion of the cavity;
a support device supported within the hood and adjacent the front edge portion, the support device configured to receive and support the portable electronic device with the device display screen disposed at an oblique angle to the internal surface such that the display screen is facing and in a line of sight of a user within the hood and blocked from a line of sight from outside of the hood when the hood is in a viewing position; and
a communications device provided in at least one of the hood and the base, and wherein the communications device is configured to communicate with the portable electronic device
wherein the communications device comprises a wireless transceiver coupled within the hood, the transceiver having a sensing field restricted to the space of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,197

BACKPACK WITH EXTRACTABLE BALLISTIC PROTECTION PACKAGES

JUAN FRAILE NUEZ, Alpica...

1. An equipment having a personal protection system suitable for being carried on a user's shoulders comprising: (a) a backpack having two shoulder straps and at least one first upper compartment accessible from the outside through a first operable closing means, (b) a front ballistic package mounted with capability of being pulled out through said first closing means in said first upper compartment comprising (i) an pull-out grip at a first end and (ii) at a second end, opposite to said first end, two connecting members between said front ballistic package and said backpack, spaced apart from one other to allow for the passage of said user's head, wherein a configuration of said equipment is adjustable between (i) an undercover position in which said front ballistic package is inserted in said first upper compartment and said grip projects through said first closing means and is accessible by said user without having to remove the backpack from his shoulders and (ii) a protection position in which said front ballistic package is pulled out from said first upper compartment, facing said backpack such that it is configured for covering at least the vital organs of said user, wherein said equipment further comprises (c) compacting means which connect said front ballistic package with said backpack, such that said first upper compartment can modify the size thereof between (d) an expanded size when said equipment is in the undercover position and (e) a compacted size when said equipment is in the protection position; and wherein said first upper compartment comprises a surface near to the contact surface between said backpack and said user's back and a surface remote from said contact surface, facing said near surface, wherein said compacting means comprise at least one cable connecting said near and remote surfaces and which at least at one end is attached to said front ballistic package, said cable having a length such that when said equipment is in the protection position, said first upper compartment is in the compacted size.

US Pat. No. 10,188,155

GARMENT COMPRISING A MODULE WITH A REMOVABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, FASTENED TO THE GARMENT THROUGH SUPPLE MAGNETIC MEANS

WEAR TRBL, Paris (FR)

1. A unit, in particular a garment, comprising:a supple-sheet support (100), in particular a textile support, including a cut-out (102) formed in an apparent region;
a flat electronic module (200), whose peripheral perimeter (202) is similar to the perimeter of the cut-out (102), and whose dimensions are greater than those of the cut-out so as to define with the latter an overlapping peripheral region (204), this module being arranged on an inner side of the support and comprising a circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and a display (206) visible from an outer side of the support, through the cut-out; and
magnetic means for attaching the module to the support when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region,characterized in that:the circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and the display (206) is a flexible circuit;
the support (100) comprises, around the cut-out at the inner side, a peripheral band (130) carrying a first magnetization pattern with ranges (132, 134, 136, 138) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity; and
the module (200) includes at the periphery thereof a frame (230), of dimensions similar to those of the peripheral band of the support, carrying a second magnetization pattern with ranges (232, 234, 236, 238) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity,
the second magnetization pattern being a reverse pattern, conjugated with respect to the first magnetization pattern, when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 10,188,153

GARMENT SYSTEM FOR INTERCHANGEABLE COVERS FOR GARMENT STRAPS

STRAP APPEAL, Virginia B...

1. A bra strap cover system comprising:a bra comprising at least one shoulder strap, at least one body strap, and at least one cup, said at least one shoulder strap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a strap length, and a strap width, wherein the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap, an upper portion of the at least one cup, and a back portion of the body strap include a plurality of first fastener halves, with the first fastener halves on the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap disposed along the strap length;
at least one bra strap cover having a decorative upper face, a lower face, a cover length, and a cover width, said lower face having a plurality of second fastener halves disposed along the cover length, said cover width being greater than said strap width and wherein for a given stress, the bra strap cover has a relative strain of 0.1 or greater, relative to the shoulder strap; and
wherein the bra strap cover is configured to be removably attached to said shoulder strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together such that the bra strap cover substantially covers and overlies the top surface of said shoulder strap, and wherein the cover length when overlying the shoulder strap extends from the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap so that the bra strap cover is further configured to be removably attached to the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together.

US Pat. No. 10,188,120

MULTIPLE DRAWER SMOKER

LANDMANN USA, Fairburn, ...

1. A smoking apparatus comprising a cabinet having side and rear walls, an upper smoking chamber with a front access door and a lower section having at least two independently operable drawers, one of said drawers disposed above the other and each of said drawers having a front panel with right and left side panels forming an enclosure, a handle attached to each of said front panels, said handles located outside said cabinet, one of said drawers configured to hold a flavoring material and the second drawer configured to hold a liquid, a support surface for each of said drawers secured to said side walls of said lower section, whereby said drawers can be moved into and out of said cabinet using said handles, and a heating element disposed within said cabinet.
US Pat. No. 10,190,955

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS OF A MATERIAL AND FOR IMPLEMENTING MATERIALS POSSESSING IMPROVED EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS CHARACTERISTICS

California Institute of T...

10. An elastically heterogeneous material comprising:at least a first region comprising a first material characterized by a first elastic modulus;
a plurality of inclusions comprised of a second material characterized by a second elastic modulus;
wherein the inclusions comprise bodies having asymmetric geometries characterized by specific directionality; and
wherein the presence of the inclusions causes the elastically heterogeneous material to have a directionally asymmetric effective toughness such that the effective toughness of the elastically heterogeneous material is greater than it would be if the material was entirely characterized only by the toughness of either the first or second materials alone.
US Pat. No. 10,189,968

VARNISH FOR POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCTION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM USING SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A varnish comprising a resin, fine particles, and a solvent, whereinthe resin includes polyamide acid and/or polyimide,
a content of the fine particles is not less than 65% by volume with respect to a total of the resin and the fine particles,
the fine particles have a particle diameter distribution index (d25/d75) in a range of not less than 1.6 and not more than 5, and
a viscosity at 25° C. of the varnish is not less than 550 mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,687

ORIENTAL MEDICINAL COLLAGEN FOOD

Goo Whan Kim, Daejeon (K...

1. An oriental medicinal collagen food for skin beauty enhancement comprising:a dried extract comprising:
Gyepogyo comprising a fermented mixture of pasteurized chicken feet and dandelion extract, wherein claws and scales are removed from the pasteurized chicken feet; and
at least one of angelica gigas and pueraria root.
US Pat. No. 10,188,700

USE OF HAPTOGLOBIN SUBUNIT FOR PROMOTING ANGIOGENESIS

TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A method for promotion of angiogenesis, comprising:administering a modified haptoglobin subunit to a subject in need thereof, the modified haptoglobin subunit comprising an amino acid sequence selected from one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3.
US Pat. No. 10,188,713

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATING CANCER

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A composition comprising nucleic acid encoding an HIF-2? antigen, a SOX-10 antigen, and a C-MYC antigen, wherein said composition comprises less than 100 separate nucleic acid molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,188,716

PROTECTIVE ANTIGEN COMPLEXES WITH INCREASED STABILITY AND USES THEREOF

Wichita State University,...

1. A method for inducing an immunogenic response in a subject against B. anthracis, said method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically-effective amount of an immunogenic composition against Bacillus anthracis, said composition comprising a stabilized protective antigen complex, said complex comprising Bacillus anthracis protective antigen protein and capillary morphogenesis protein-2, wherein said capillary morphogenesis protein-2 is bound to said protective antigen protein along a binding interface.
US Pat. No. 10,190,003

DEGRADATION-RESISTANT SCALE INHIBITORS

Cytec Industries Inc., , ...

1. A method of reducing aluminosilicate containing scale in a Bayer process, comprising:identifying a Bayer process equipment surface that is subject to scale formation during the Bayer process;
contacting the identified Bayer process equipment surface with an amount of a scale inhibiting composition effective to form a treated surface that is more resistant to scale formation upon subsequent contact with a Bayer process stream than an otherwise comparable untreated surface; and
contacting the treated surface with the Bayer process stream;
wherein the scale inhibiting composition comprises a liquor comprising an aqueous solution of one or more water-soluble salts having at least about 0.004% by weight of total dissolved salts and a silicon-containing compound,
wherein the silicon-containing compound is resistant to degradation in alumina recovery process streams at process temperatures from about 100° C. to about 265° C.,
wherein the silicon-containing compound is a reaction product of at least a polyamine, a first nitrogen-reactive compound and a second nitrogen-reactive compound,
wherein:
the first nitrogen-reactive compound comprises a —Si(OR1b)3 group and a nitrogen-reactive group, where R1b is H, optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C12 aryl, optionally substituted C7-C20 aralkyl, optionally substituted C2-C20 alkenyl, Group I metal ion, Group II metal ion, or NR2b4, each R2b being independently selected from H, optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C12 aryl, optionally substituted C7-C20 aralkyl, or optionally substituted C2-C20 alkenyl;
the second nitrogen-reactive compound comprises a nitrogen-reactive group and does not contain a —Si(OR1b)3 group, and
wherein the silicon-containing compound is free of ?-hydroxy ether groups.
US Pat. No. 10,189,756

ADIABATIC PLUG FLOW REACTORS AND PROCESSES INCORPORATING THE SAME

BLUE CUBE IP LLC, Clayto...

1. A process for producing a chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene, having the formula CH2-c-gClcFg=CH1-d-hCldFh-CH3-e-fCleFf wherein c is 0-2, d is 0-1, e is 0-3, f is 0-3, g is 0-2 and h is 0-1, while c+g?2, d+h?1, and e+f?3 which process comprises providing a feed comprising methanes, chloromethanes, fluoromethanes, or chlorofluoromethanes, having the formula CH4-a-bClaFb, wherein each a and b are independently 0-3 and 4-a-b is greater than 0, and a chloroethylene or chlorofluoroethylene in an adiabatic plug flow reactor wherein the reactor is operably disposed relative to a mixer having a diameter and shape that are the same as those of the reactor, the reactants flow through the mixer, and the reactor further comprises a collector having the same shape and/or diameter as the reactor; wherein a turbulence flow region exists within at least a portion of the reactor having a Reynolds number (Re) of at least 2100, wherein the adiabatic plug flow reactor further comprises at least one of i) an insulation material, ii) a temperature controller for the reactor effluent; or iii) one or more temperature and flow controllers for one or more reactants, initiator(s) and/or diluents; wherein the reactor provides reduced backmixing and/or recirculation prior to entry into, or upon exit from, the reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,188,732

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INACTIVATING ENVELOPED VIRUSES

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of inactivating an enveloped virus in a recombinant protein preparation, the method comprising contacting a recombinant protein preparation that comprises a recombinant protein with N,N-dimethyldodecyclamine N-oxide (LDAO) in an amount sufficient to inactivate the enveloped virus, wherein the amount is at a concentration above critical micelle concentration of the LDAO and does not inhibit biological activity of the recombinant protein.
US Pat. No. 10,188,737

STABILIZED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

ASTELLAS PHARMA INC., To...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising 5-{[(3R)-1-acryloylpynolidin-3-yl]oxy}-6-ethyl-3-({4-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl]phenyl}amino)-pyrazine-2-carboxamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more, wherein the difference in water activity value is the water activity value difference between said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the opened state and said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the sealed state, and wherein the pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more is one member, or two or more members selected from the group consisting of dextran, dextrin, crystalline cellulose, corn starch, calcium carbonate, lactose hydrate, anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, and mannitol.
US Pat. No. 10,191,068

ANTIBODY BASED REAGENTS THAT SPECIFICALLY RECOGNIZE NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE RELATED FORMS OF THE PROTEIN TDP-43

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. An antibody fragment comprising an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid, wherein the nucleic acid has at least 96% identity to SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,191,070

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEASURING SEROTONIN IN A SAMPLE

Laboratory Corporation of...

1. A method for determining amount of released serotonin in a sample, the method comprising:providing a sample comprising a biological sample, donor platelets, and heparin;
incubating the sample for a period of time to release serotonin from the donor platelets;
chromatographically separating serotonin from other components in the incubated sample using liquid chromatography; and
analyzing the chromatographically separated serotonin by mass spectrometry to determine the amount of released serotonin in the sample relative to a total amount of serotonin available in the donor platelets.
US Pat. No. 10,188,783

METHOD FOR EXTRACORPOREAL REMOVAL OF PATHOGENIC MICROBE, AN INFLAMMATORY CELL OR AN INFLAMMATORY PROTEIN FROM BLOOD

ExThera Medical Corporati...

1. A method for extracorporeal removal of a virus from a subject, said method comprising:a) contacting said subject's whole blood with heparin immobilized on a solid substrate, said heparin having a terminal residue, wherein heparin immobilization consists of a single covalent link of said terminal residue to said solid substrate by covalent end-point attachment, under conditions allowing binding of said virus in said subject's whole blood sample to the heparin;
b) separating the whole blood from the solid substrate;
c) recovering said whole blood containing a reduced amount of said virus; and
d) reintroducing into said subject said whole blood containing a reduced amount of said virus.
US Pat. No. 10,188,057

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1462431

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1462431, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1462431 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123834.
US Pat. No. 10,188,069

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460745

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460745, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460745 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123857.
US Pat. No. 10,188,070

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460155

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460155, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460155 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123841.
US Pat. No. 10,189,876

CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDES FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF MOLECULES

Aadigen, LLC, Pacific Pa...

1. A cell-penetrating peptide characterized in that it comprises an amino acid sequence consisting of X1WX2RLX3X4X5X6X7X8 (SEQ ID No: 5), wherein X1 is beta-A or S; X2, X6, and X7 are, independently from each other, W or F; X5 is S or R, and X8 is R or none, and wherein X3 is R if X5 is S, X3 is S if X5 is R, X4 is L or none if X8 is R, and X4 is L if X8 is none.
US Pat. No. 10,188,596

OMEGA-7 FATTY ACID COMPOSITION, METHODS OF CULTIVATION OF TRIBONEMA FOR PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITION AND APPLICATION OF COMPOSITION

QINGDAO INSTITUTE OF BIOE...

1. A method of cultivation of Tribonema sp., comprising the steps to carry out heterotrophy and/or mixotrophy of Tribonema sp.
US Pat. No. 10,188,603

TOPICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Transdermal Biotechnology...

1. A method, comprising:providing a sealed container containing a composition comprising molecular nitric oxide, a peptide, and phosphatidylcholine, wherein the sealed container contains less than about 20 mol % oxygen;
unsealing the sealed container to allow access to the composition; and
administering the composition to a subject having or at risk of sexual dysfunction.
US Pat. No. 10,188,099

HIGH DENSITY CELL BANKING METHODS

GENZYME CORPORATION, Bos...

1. A non-centrifugal method for producing a high-density frozen mammalian cell bank, the method comprising:a) culturing mammalian cells in a perfusion bioreactor to a first cell density by continuously removing growth medium from a culture and replacing with fresh growth medium, wherein the bioreactor is coupled to a cell retention system comprising an alternating tangential flow filtration system including a filter;
b) non-centrifugally concentrating the cells cultured in the perfusion bioreactor coupled to the cell retention system, wherein the cells are concentrated to a second cell density greater than the first cell density by removing the growth medium from the culture using the filter and, thereby reducing the volume of the growth medium to produce a concentrated cell population of about 1×108 cells/mL; and
c) cryopreserving the concentrated cell population to produce a high-density frozen mammalian cell bank,
wherein the high-density frozen mammalian cell bank has a post-thaw viability of at least 90%.
US Pat. No. 10,189,907

POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING ANTI-KIT ANTIBODIES

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc...

1. An polynucleotide comprising nucleotide sequences encoding a VH chain region, a VL chain region, or both a VL chain region and a VH chain region, of an antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, which immunospecifically binds to human KIT (SEQ ID NO: 15) and comprises:(i) a variable light (“VL”) chain region comprising a VL CDR1, VL CDR2, and VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 20, SEQ ID NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 22, respectively; and
(ii) a variable heavy (“VH”) chain region comprising a VH CDR1, VH CDR2, and VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 23, SEQ ID NO: 24, and SEQ ID NO: 25, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,114

CONTROLLED GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS

SYNGULON SA, Seraing (BE...

1. A method of controlling the growth of a second microbial cell, the method comprising:allowing a recombinantly engineered first microbial cell to proliferate in a culture medium being fermented by said first microbial cell and further comprising said second microbial cell, wherein said second microbial cell interferes with the fermenting of said culture medium,
said first microbial cell comprising a first nucleic acid encoding a bacteriocin operably linked to a promoter, the method further comprising expressing and secreting the bacteriocin into the culture medium, wherein the bacteriocin is selected to inhibit or prevent the reproduction of the second microbial cell,
wherein the first microbial cell has been genetically engineered to conditionally decrease or eliminate at least one of transcription, post-transcriptional expression, or post-transcriptional activity of a cell immunity modulator that confers resistance to the secreted bacteriocin in the first microbial cell, said decrease or elimination concurrent with expression of said secreted bacteriocin, thereby decreasing immunity modulator activity of said cell immunity modulator,
said second microbial cell being susceptible to the secreted bacteriocin due to an inactivity or absence of the cell immunity modulator in the second microbial cell, whereby the secreted bacteriocin inhibits or prevents the reproduction of the second microbial cell, and whereby the culture medium is fermented by the first microbial cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,547

ELECTRONIC PRODUCT METAL SHELL WITH AN ANTENNA GROOVE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BYD Company Limited, She...

1. An electronic product metal shell comprising:a metal layer having a first surface and a second surface;
a hard anodic oxidation layer coated on the first surface and the second surface of the metal layer;
a step recess formed through the hard anodic oxidation layer on the first surface of the metal layer and partially into the metal layer;
an antenna groove disposed within the step recess and extending through the metal layer to expose an inner side of the hard anodic oxidation layer on the second surface of the metal layer; and
a non-conductive material filled in the antenna groove.

US Pat. No. 10,194,545

PROTECTING MEDICAL OPERATOR DEVICES

1. A medical operator device protection system for an operator device having a touchscreen and configured to operate a medical apparatus, the medical operator device protection system comprising:a shock protective frame made of an elastic material that is sterilizable, the shock protective frame being sized and configured to enclose the operator device while forming an overhang at a front side and at a rear side of the operator device,
a liquid-tight protective casing, the protective casing being sized to enclose the operator device and being insertable between the operator device and the shock protective frame, a protective envelope for the operator device, the protective envelope defining a recess having an inner face,
wherein the protective casing is sized to enclose the operator device assembled with the protective envelope and is positionable within the protective envelope and the shock protective frame,
wherein at a rim of the recess, a top side of the protective envelope forms an overhang that projects over the operator device towards the recess and points towards a bottom side of the protective envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,194,540

SUPPORTING DEVICE OF FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A supporting device for a flexible display panel, comprising: a plate-shaped supporting component and a curvature adjusting component coupled to the plate-shaped supporting component,wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes two outer edge portions opposite to each other, at least a part of the curvature adjusting component is arranged between the two outer edge portions, and the curvature adjusting component is capable of bending the two outer edge portions of the plate-shaped supporting component towards a side of a plate surface of the plate-shaped supporting component, so as to obtain a bent supporting surface with different curvatures,
wherein, the plate-shaped supporting component includes a fourth plate-shaped component, the curvature adjusting component includes at least one first elastic component, the at least one first elastic component is detachably connected to a main surface side of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is capable of applying force to the fourth plate-shaped component so as to bend two outer edge portions of the fourth plate-shaped component towards a side of a plate surface of the fourth plate-shaped component,
wherein, the fourth plate-shaped component includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposite each other, a first groove provided on the first main surface does not penetrate the second main surface of the fourth plate-shaped component, and the at least one first elastic component is detachably arranged on two opposite sides of the first groove in a straddling manner and/or is arranged in the first groove.

US Pat. No. 10,194,530

MICROELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING IMPROVED POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

21. A microelectronic system, comprising:a base, comprising
an internal conductive layer;
a build-up layer on the internal conductive layer, said build-up layer comprising a top conductive layer;
a plurality of microvias in the build-up layer to electrically connect the top conductive layer with the internal conductive layer;
a power net in the top conductive layer, said power net comprising a plurality of power ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a ground net disposed being in close proximity to said power net and coupled to said power net in an interdigitated fashion, wherein said ground net comprises a plurality of ground ball pads arranged in cascade; and
a semiconductor device mounted on the base.

US Pat. No. 10,194,505

AUDIO BUS LIGHTING CONTROL

Harman International Indu...

1. A method for lighting control by an audio bus lighting control device, the method comprising:receiving, by a lighting control device, audio bus data generated by a source in a vehicle, wherein receiving the audio bus data includes receiving at least one channel of an audio signal of the audio bus;
generating, by a controller of the lighting control device, a lighting control signal for at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the audio bus data; and
controlling, by a switching unit of the lighting control device, operation of the at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the lighting control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,502

KEYPAD INTERFACE FOR PROGRAMMING A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A control device for use in a load control system having a first load control device and a second load control device configured to control power delivered to a first electrical load and a second electrical load, respectively, the control device comprising:a programming user interface having a programming button configured to be actuated by a user;
a communication circuit configured to transmit digital messages to the first load control device and the second load control device via a digital communication link; and
a control circuit responsive to actuations of the programming button, the control circuit configured to select at least one of the first load control device and the second load control device in response to successive actuations of the programming button;
wherein the control circuit is configured to cause the communication circuit to transmit programming information to the at least one of the first load control device and the second load control device selected in response to the successive actuations of the programming button.

US Pat. No. 10,194,454

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SERVICE SCHEDULING, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

1. A method for implementing service scheduling, comprising:sending, by an evolved Node B, eNB, time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint, SC-PTM, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, to User Equipment, UE, wherein
the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located,
a Physical Downlink Control Channel, PDCCH, of the time-domain subframe comprises frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS,
a Cyclic Redundancy Check, CRC, of the PDCCH is scrambled by using a Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, corresponding to contents in a Physical Downlink Share Channel, PDSCH, and
the MBMS is sent on the PDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,194,453

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications,
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals, the wireless access interface including
a scheduling region comprising a bitmap including a plurality of sections of communications resources arranged in a first grid, wherein each section of the plurality of sections in the scheduling region correspond to one bit of the bitmap, and
a plurality of sections of shared communications resources arranged in a second grid, each of the plurality of sections of shared communications resources corresponding to one of the bits of the bitmap in the scheduling region, wherein transmitting in one or more of the plurality of the sections of the scheduling region reserves one or more corresponding sections of the shared communications resources for transmitting the signals representing the data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,430

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI), performed by a user equipment (UE), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a transmission power of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
transmitting the UCI to a base station (BS) through the PUCCH using the transmission power of the PUCCH in a subframe,
wherein when the subframe is configured for transmitting a scheduling request (SR) and when a transmission of a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) coincides with the subframe, the transmission power of the PUCCH is determined based on a total payload size of the HARQ-ACK and the SR, and
wherein a payload size of the SR is one bit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,424

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a first interval for an uplink transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
identifying, by the UE, a second interval for the uplink transmission;
comparing, by the UE, the first interval with the second interval;
determining, by the UE, uplink resources to use for the uplink transmission based at least in part on the comparison of the first interval with the second interval; and
transmitting, by the UE, the uplink transmission using the determined uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,194,423

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An uplink transmission method, the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE) configured with a first cell group of a first base station and a second cell group of a second base station, whether a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmission including a first scheduling request (SR) toward the first cell group is overlapped in a subframe with a second uplink channel transmission including a second SR toward the second cell group;
determining, by the UE, priorities of the first PUCCH transmission and the second uplink channel transmission when the overlap is determined in the subframe; and
performing, by the UE, both of the first PUCCH transmission including the first SR and the second uplink channel transmission including the second SR based on the determined priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,194,417

METHOD FOR PROCESSING NOTIFICATION MESSAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing a notification message for applying a group policy to a notification subscription in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a first machine-to-machine (M2M) device and comprising:receiving a plurality of notification messages which are triggered to be generated and transmitted when an event notification criteria of a subscription or a group subscription is satisfied;
determining whether a group subscription ID matching a group subscription ID pre-stored in the first M2M device is included in the received notification messages,
wherein the pre-stored group subscription ID is associated with a group policy applied to the group subscription, and the group subscription is requested and configured by a second M2M device for receiving notification messages for member resources belonging to a specific group; and
aggregating notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID using the group policy corresponding to the pre-stored group subscription ID,
wherein the notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID are received from group member M2M devices hosting the member resources belonging to the specific group.

US Pat. No. 10,194,398

SERVER HAVING PRIORITIZED NOTIFICATIONS FOR CONSERVING RESOURCES ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

5. A method comprising:receiving, at a server, notifications from content providers, wherein the notifications are indicative of new content at the content providers, and wherein the notifications are one of a first priority or a second priority, wherein the content providers include a first application server and a second application server;
sending a message associated with a notification of the first priority over a first connection to a mobile device in response to receipt of the notification of the first priority from one of the content providers;
receiving a first communication over the first connection from the mobile device that informs the server that the mobile device is in the inactive state, wherein entry into the inactive state is based on an idle status of a screen of the mobile device;
sending a first set of messages associated with notifications of the second priority over the first connection to the mobile device after expiration of a predetermined period of time when the mobile device is in the inactive state, wherein the sending of the first set of messages is delayed until after the expiration of the predetermined period of time;
receiving a second communication from the mobile device over the first connection that informs the server that the mobile device is changing to an active state from the inactive state;
sending a second set of messages associated with notifications of the second priority over the first connection to the mobile device in response to the mobile device changing to the active state from the inactive state;
wherein, in response to receipt of any one of the messages by the mobile device, a second connection is established from the mobile device to one of the content providers to access the new content associated with the any one of the messages,
wherein, in response to receipt of the first set of messages, the mobile device is allowed to execute application data requests associated with the first set of messages during a transmission window of a predetermined length of time, and
wherein the second connection is different than the first connection between the mobile device and the server.

US Pat. No. 10,194,301

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTER AND INTRA AGENCY COMMUNICATION, TRACKING AND COORDINATION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A computer-implementable method of tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, the method comprising the steps of:compiling an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a mobile service provider of said set of at least one mobile service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said mobile service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period;
storing said electronic history in a memory device;
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first mobile service provider of the set of at least one mobile service provider;
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier;
in response to the selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first mobile service provider was located during the time period; and
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first mobile service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
wherein the preceding steps are performed by at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,194,255

ACTUATOR SYSTEMS FOR ORAL-BASED APPLIANCES

SoundMed, LLC, Shanghai ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing engageable to at least one tooth without requiring anatomical modification of the at least one tooth or bonding to the at least one tooth;
a transducer disposed within or upon the housing and configured to transmit vibrations to a surface of the at least one tooth; and
a movable mass element coupled to the transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,209

AUTOMATIC DISPLAY OF CLOSED CAPTIONING INFORMATION

ROKU, INC., Saratoga, CA...

1. A method, comprising:providing a program for display on a user device;
determining a plurality of closed captioning requests associated with the program, wherein the plurality of closed captioning requests were received from one or more other user devices to which the program was previously provided;
determining that the plurality of closed captioning requests exceed a first threshold, wherein the first threshold indicates a minimum number of user devices from which a closed captioning request was received;
determining a start time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests;
determining an end time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests; and
providing closed captioning corresponding to the program for display between the start time and the end time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,194

TUNER CIRCUIT WITH ZERO POWER LOOP THROUGH

ALi Corporation, Hsinchu...

15. A video broadcasting system, comprising:a first tuner, receiving a radio frequency signal from a transceiver, comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, an internal resistor connected between the second terminal and a ground terminal, and a loop through circuit connected between the first terminal and second terminal, and delivering the radio frequency signal received from the first terminal to the second terminal via the loop through circuit; and
a second tuner, comprising an input terminal connected to the second terminal of the first tuner, the second tuner receives the radio frequency signal from the first tuner and provides a voltage to the first tuner through the input terminal, the second tuner is connected immediately subsequent to the first tuner; and
an external resistor, directly connected between the first tuner and the second tuner, wherein the internal resistor and the external resistor generate a divided voltage based on the voltage provided by the second tuner,
wherein the loop through circuit of the first tuner comprises:
a logic control, connected to the internal resistor to obtain the divided voltage as operational power and in response to detecting of internal power supply of the first tuner not being available or a low noise amplifier of the first tuner being disabled, outputting a control signal for providing a loop through path for delivering the radio frequency signal received from the transceiver to the second tuner according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,182

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION APPARATUS AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD FOR PROVIDING TRICK PLAY SERVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a broadcast signal by a broadcast reception apparatus, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver in the broadcast reception apparatus, file format data based on Base Media File Format comprising encoded video data,
wherein the file format data includes box information comprising pre-filtering information, and
wherein the pre-filtering information comprises information on a start point or an end point of a Group of Pictures (GOP), a GOP picture type of each picture constituting the GOP, or information on whether another picture is required to be referred;
parsing, by a content parser in the broadcast reception apparatus, the received file format data to acquire the pre-filtering information from the box information of the file format data and filtering pictures required for an X speed function of the encoded video data; and
decoding, by a video decoder in the broadcast reception apparatus, the filtered pictures and performing trick play on the encoded video data,
wherein the pre-filtering information further comprises temporal identification (ID) information and dependency level information indicating a dependency level of the each picture constituting the GOP,
wherein the temporal ID information is used for the X speed function of the encoded video data on which the trick play is performed, and
wherein the dependency level information is used for providing a higher speed than a maximum X speed by using the temporal ID information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,180

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA OVER A NETWORK

SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOG...

1. A system for transmitting video data over a network, the system comprising:a camera configured to capture video data;
a memory storing a set of instructions; and
a hardware processor configured to execute the set of instructions to:
receive a connection signal to establish a direct connection with a network connectivity provider;
after receiving the connection signal:
determine whether to establish a direct connection with the network connectivity provider,
establish a network socket with a target server via the network connectivity provider,
receive network connectivity status information from the target server, the network connectivity status information including status information recording a connection between the hardware processor and the target server, and
determine one or more first parameters associated with capture of video data and one or more second parameters associated with generation of data packets representing the captured video data, wherein at least one of the one or more first parameters and the one or more second parameters are determined based on the network connectivity status information;
control, based on the one or more first parameters, the camera to capture video data;
generate, based on the one or more second parameters, data packets representing the captured video data; and
transmit the data packets to the target server using the network socket.

US Pat. No. 10,194,139

DISPARITY-TO-DEPTH CALIBRATION FOR PLENOPTIC IMAGING SYSTEMS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A method for calibrating a depth-disparity mapping for a plenoptic imaging system, the method comprising:presenting one or more test objects to the plenoptic imaging system;
receiving known field positions and known depths for the test objects;
the plenoptic imaging system capturing plenoptic images of the test objects, the plenoptic images comprising multiple images of the test objects captured from different viewpoints;
calculating disparities for the test objects based on the multiple images taken from different viewpoints; and
determining a mapping between depth and disparity as a function of field position, based on the calculated disparities and the corresponding received known depths for the test objects for different known field positions of the test objects.

US Pat. No. 10,194,088

PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Nubia Technology Co., LTD...

1. A photographing method, comprising:continuously acquiring images during photographing, synthesizing a currently acquired image with a current basic image into a synthesized image, and taking the synthesized image as a basic image in next synthesis;
caching synthesized images during photographing; and
extracting, according to an operation instruction from a user, an synthesized image from the cached synthesized images to serve as a current basic image, so as to return a photographing progress to a photographing state displayed by the extracted synthesized image.

US Pat. No. 10,194,020

LINE FAULT LOCALISATION

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method of identifying a fault on a digital subscriber line in a telecommunications network, comprising:measuring a signal to noise ratio related parameter associated with the digital subscriber line;
identifying variations in the signal to noise ratio related parameter;
measuring a plurality of weather parameters associated with the digital subscriber line, wherein each weather parameter is obtained from a corresponding sensor having an associated location;
comparing the signal to noise ratio related parameter with one or more predetermined conditions, wherein the predetermined conditions are based on signal to noise ratio related parameter characteristics associated with a population of lines operating normally; and if one or more of the predetermined conditions are not met, then
determining the degree of correlation between the variations in the signal to noise ratio related parameter with each of the plurality of weather parameters; and
identifying a location of a fault on the digital subscriber line as the location associated with the weather sensor that corresponds to the greatest determined degree of correlation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,009

INTERFACE DEVICE PROVIDING INTRINSIC SAFETY FOR A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Honeywell International I...

1. An interface device for providing Intrinsic Safety to a Smart Identity Module (SIM) card, comprising:a buffer circuit including a voltage regulator and a voltage level translator including drivers having a baseband processor side pins including at least an input/output (IO) pin for receiving data signals, first SIM reset (RST) pin, core power supply (VCC) pin, a clock (CLK) pin, a battery power supply (VBAT) pin, and SIM side pins including at least a VCC pin, a SIM CLK pin, second SIM RST pin, and a SIM IO pin, and a ground (GND) pin, and
at least one series resistor (R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5) in series with each of said baseband processor side pins,
wherein lower resistance ones of said series resistors are in series with said CLK pin and said IO pin as compared to ones of said series resistors that are in series with said first RST pin and said VCC pin.

US Pat. No. 10,194,005

METHOD TO RETRIEVE PERSONAL CUSTOMER DATA OF A CUSTOMER FOR DELIVERING ONLINE SERVICE TO SAID CUSTOMER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method to retrieve personal customer data of a customer for delivering online service to said customer:an online service supplier initiates the sending of a network identifier of a mobile node, used to communicate with the online service supplier and bound to the customer by a mobile network operator, to an application programming interface platform (API) with a request to retrieve the customer data,
the API platform identifies the mobile network operator of the mobile node, and forwards the network identifier and request to retrieve the customer data to said mobile network operator of the mobile node,
the mobile network operator uses the network identifier to identify the customer and sends the requested personal customer data contained in a data repository of the mobile network operator to the API platform,
the online service supplier retrieves the personal customer data at the API platform.

US Pat. No. 10,193,994

SIGNALING CACHED SEGMENTS FOR BROADCAST

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of retrieving media data by a middleware unit at a client device, wherein the middleware unit controls a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) proxy unit of the client device, and wherein the client device includes a local server unit, the method comprising, by the middleware unit:receiving a first set of media data of a media session via a broadcast service;
determining that the broadcast service is no longer available after receiving the first set of media data;
receiving a request to retrieve a second set of media data of the media session via a unicast service from a streaming application executed by the client device based on the determination that the broadcast service is no longer available, wherein the request specifies an address external to the client device; and
in response to the request, when the second set of media data was previously received via the broadcast service, causing the HTTP proxy unit to redirect the request to the local server unit instead of the address external to the client device, wherein the second set of media data was previously received via the broadcast service.

US Pat. No. 10,193,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECONNECTING CALLS

SECURE CONNECTION LTD., ...

1. A method for restoring bidirectional voice communication between at least two client terminals, comprising:detecting, by a server, a dropping of a bidirectional voice communication on a communication segment between a first client terminal and the server, the communication segment part of the bidirectional voice communication established between the first client terminal and a second client terminal using respective communication segments with the server, the dropping triggered by insufficient resources for maintaining the bidirectional voice communication in a desired quality for the first client terminal,
receiving, at the server, at least one message from the first client terminal, the at least one message including instructions for restoring the bidirectional voice communication, the at least one message received over available resources sufficient for transmission of the at least one message over the affected communication segment;
automatically activating an instant message session between the first client terminal and the second client terminal in response to the detecting; and
restoring, by the server, the bidirectional voice communication according to the received instructions when sufficient resources are available for maintaining the bidirectional voice communication at the desired quality.

US Pat. No. 10,193,951

BINDING CRUD-TYPE PROTOCOLS IN DISTRIBUTED AGREEMENT PROTOCOLS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method implemented in a computing system having a plurality of web servers, comprising:receiving communications from a client device to a first web server of the plurality of web servers via the Internet, the communications being associated with a plurality of operations that are requested by the client device and to be performed by a web service implemented by both the first web server and a second web server of the plurality of web servers;
responsive to the received communications, arriving at a consensus between the first web server and the second web server regarding an agreed-upon order of operations to be performed by the first web server and the second web server in response to the requested operations by the client device;
upon arriving at the consensus, generating a response to the requested operations by performing the requested operations in the agreed-upon order at both the first web server and the second web server, the web service at both the first web server and the second web server having the same state subsequent to performing the requested operations at the first web server and the second web server; and
returning the generated response to the client device via the Internet.

US Pat. No. 10,193,950

NETWORK SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A network system comprising:a first information processing terminal on which a first web browser runs;
a second information processing terminal on which a second web browser runs; and
a shared server,
wherein the shared server includes a memory storing instructions and a processor which is capable of executing the instructions causing the shared server to:
manage access data on a first tab of the first web browser in which to access a website and data on session storage valid for a session with the website in association with the first information processing terminal, the data on the session storage being locally managed by the first web browser in association with the first tab, wherein the data on the session storage includes data defined by using a combination of a key and a value that are designated by the website,
receive an instruction for sharing the first tab of the first web browser with the second web browser,
transmit the access data and the data on the session storage related to the first tab to the second web browser according to the instruction,
delete association between the transmitted data on the session storage and the first information processing terminal so that the data on the session storage being locally managed by the first web browser is deleted by the first web browser, and
manage the data on the session storage in association with the second information processing terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,790

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN INTELLIGENT, DISTRIBUTED, AUTONOMOUS, AND SCALABLE RESOURCE DISCOVERY, MANAGEMENT, AND STITCHING

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. A method for an originating node to facilitate using a resource at a fulfilling node in a decentralized network of nodes, the method comprising:sending to a node in the decentralized network a request message for the resource for use by or on behalf of the originating node, the request message comprising:
a description of the resource requested by the originating node, the node being communicatively coupled to the originating node; and
one or more intelligent distribution instructions determined by the originating node using an analytics module to determine, at least in part, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions for propagating the request message, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions setting forth: (1) one or more conditions regarding propagation of the request message by a receiving node that receives the request message, including a timeout period such that the request message times out and is dropped after a predetermined amount of time has passed, and (2) one or more conditions for responding to the request message, one or more conditions for handling receipt of one or more responses from nodes that received the request message and have the resource requested by the originating node available for use by or on behalf of the originating node, or both;
receiving a reply message from a neighbor node, the reply message comprising:
a message that the fulfilling node can satisfy the request message;
network identifier information from the fulfilling node; and
network identifier information indicating a path between the originating node and the fulfilling node; and
stitching the path from the originating node to the fulfilling node using the network identifier information received with the reply message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,763

REDUCING MULTICAST SERVICE TRAFFIC FOR MATCHING AND STREAMING IN SDN (SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING ENABLED NETWORKS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method for efficient management of multicast services in a software-defined network (SDN) controller in a data communication network by centrally coordinating data plane behavior, the method comprising the steps of: distributing at least one OpenFlow rule from a multicast streaming policy comprising one or more OpenFlow rules to a plurality of network components involved in multicasting services, the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing advertising packets that broadcast availability of a streaming service, and the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing request packets for available streaming services; centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow of the data communication network, including receiving monitoring data from the plurality of network components from different locations on the data communication network; responsive to one or more advertising packets of a service provider being suppressed at a first network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of advertisement packets; responsive to one or more request packets of a station being suppressed at a second network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of a request packet; notifying the service provider and the station of a match based on matching parameters of the advertisement packets and the request packet; and distributing at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy to at least the network component associated with the service provider and to the network component associated with the receiving station, wherein the at least one OpenFlow rule concerns packets from a flow for streaming the multicast service are converted from multicast to unicast when sent from the network component associated with the service provider, and then are converted from unicast to multicast when received at the network component associated with the receiving station.

US Pat. No. 10,193,762

DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF SIMULATION RESOURCES

RESCALE, INC., San Franc...

1. A system that dynamically optimizes the provisioning of computing resources for execution of an application that performs a task having inter-instance dependencies, wherein the application, in order to execute properly and resolve the inter-instance dependencies, includes one or more application-imposed constraints requiring a pre-configuration specification of at least one of the computing resources allocated to the application, the system comprising:(a) a cluster service that provisions a cluster of computing resources on a hardware provider platform for executing the application;
(b) an application service that configures the application in accordance with the application-imposed constraints, and initiates execution of the application on the provisioned cluster;
(c) an application monitoring service that monitors execution of the application for (i) a plurality of computing resource change indicators, wherein the plurality of computing resource change indicators include application-specific data, extracted from output files generated by the application during its execution, that facilitate a prediction of the application's future usage of computing resources, and (ii) one or more restart files generated by the application; and
(d) a computing resource evaluation engine that (i) continuously analyzes the computing resource change indicators and restart files to determine whether modification of the current computing resources is warranted and, if so, (ii) implements a change in the current computing resources while the application is running.

US Pat. No. 10,193,722

HOLEVO CAPACITY ACHIEVING JOINT DETECTION RECEIVER

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. A method for generating a combined unitary transformation device comprisinggenerating, by a computer device, a single-mode unitary operator for a receiver;
generating, by the computer device, a combined unitary transformation operator based on the single-mode unitary operator; and
generating, by the computer device and based on the combined unitary transformation operator, a layout of a photonic circuit, for implementing a joint-detection receiver, that corresponds to two or more devices,
the two or more devices including the combined unitary transformation device and a photo number resolving (PNR) detector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,702

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SPONSORING SERVICE BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first terminal providing a sponsoring service in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a first server for the sponsoring service, a first request for the sponsoring service, the first request including identification information of a second terminal to be provided with the sponsoring service and information on an amount of data use for the sponsoring service provided to the second terminal;
receiving, from the first server, an access token including information on an available amount of data use for the first terminal; and
transmitting, to a second server providing the sponsoring service, a second request for the sponsoring service, the second request including access token including information on the available amount of data use for the first terminal,
wherein a policy and charging control (PCC) rule for the first terminal is modified based on the information on the available amount of data use for the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,674

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING A GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM SIGNAL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, at a mobile device, comprising:transmitting an uplink signal in a wireless communication link; and
selectively blanking a satellite positioning system (SPS) receiver synchronized with a portion of content in the transmitted uplink signal, wherein the portion of content in the transmitted uplink signal comprises a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) symbol or a sounding reference signal (SRS) symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,193,666

METHOD, ACCESS POINT, SERVER AND STATION USED FOR COORDINATED TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for coordinated transmission, comprising:receiving, by an access point (AP), an uplink preamble training sequence transmitted by a station (STA);
determining, by the AP, uplink quality information according to the uplink preamble training sequence;
transmitting, by the AP, the uplink quality information to a server, to enable the server to determine a downlink coordinated transmission set according to the uplink quality information;
receiving, by the AP, a downlink coordinated transmission set notification message transmitted by the server to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
transmitting, by the AP, a null data packet (NDP) to the STA according to the downlink coordinated transmission set notification message, wherein the NDP carries information indicating that a feedback type is coordinated transmission, to enable the STA to measure downlink channel state information (CSI);
receiving, by the AP, downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set transmitted by the STA;
transmitting, by the AP, the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set to the server, to enable the server to determine coordinated information according to the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
receiving, by the AP, the coordinated information transmitted by the server; and
performing, by the AP, downlink coordinated transmission to the STA according to the coordinated information;
wherein the uplink preamble training sequence comprises at least one of:
a newly-added precoded symbol, wherein the newly-added precoded symbol is used for CSI measurement; and
a legacy short training field (L-STF) and a legacy long training field (L-LTF), wherein the L-STF and the L-LTF are used for CSI measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,193,611

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FOCUSING BEAMS WITH MODE DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

NXGEN IP PARTNERS, LLC, ...

1. A method for focusing a Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed beam, comprising:receiving a Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal from a data processing source, the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal including a plurality of data streams each having a unique Hermite-Gaussian function applied thereto and multiplexed together within the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal, each unique Hermite-Gaussian function having a beam helicity value greater than l=2;
splitting the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal into a plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals;
providing each of the plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals to a transmitting antenna of a plurality of transmitting antennas of an antenna array;
controlling a timing of transmissions of each of the plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals from an associated transmitting antenna of the plurality of transmitting antennas to cause a transmitted plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals to focus at a predetermined focus point at substantially a same time to overcome a divergence of the transmitted plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals caused by the beam helicity value of greater than l=2 for each of the unique Hermite-Gaussian functions; and
transmitting the plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals from the antenna array as a transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,193,495

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX AND DIODE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing; and
a diode mounted on two adjacent contacts, each diode having a body and a pair of first pins separated from each other and projecting outward from a side portion of the body, each first pin having a soldering end portion at an end opposite the body that is soldered on a first contact of the two adjacent contacts, and a connection piece connecting the soldering end portions of the pair of first pins, the pair of first pins are only physically connected by the connection piece, the connection piece having a first soldering surface soldered directly on a surface of the first contact and the pair of first pins together having a second soldering surface soldered directly on the surface of the first contact.

US Pat. No. 10,193,461

MULTI-PHASE RESONANT CONVERTER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method comprising:supplying a voltage with a voltage generator to a plurality of drivers, the voltage generator coupled to a primary ground terminal, each driver having an output coupled to respective primary windings of a plurality of primary windings, each driver having a reference supply terminal coupled to the primary ground terminal, each primary winding being magnetically coupled to respective secondary windings; and
balancing currents flowing through the plurality of primary windings via a first floating node, wherein each primary winding is coupled to the first floating node via respective first capacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,446

MULTI-MODULE DC-TO-DC POWER TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM

Lionel O. Barthold, Quee...

1. A multi-module dc-to-dc power transformation system that is constructed and arranged to transform power from a first dc voltage node to a separate second dc voltage node, comprising:(a) a column comprising a plurality of half-bridge modules connected in series, each half-bridge module comprising a capacitance that is configured to be either electrically inserted into the column or electrically isolated from the column using switches within the column, wherein a first end of the column is electrically connected to ground;
(b) two high voltage switches, each in series with a reactor; a first of the two high-voltage switches adapted to electrically connect a second end of the column to the first dc voltage node and a second of the two high-voltage switches adapted to electrically connect the second end of the column to the second dc voltage node; and
(c) a controller adapted to control the states of the switches within the column and the states of the two high voltage switches so as to transform power by resonant exchange of energy between capacitances of the half-bridge modules of the column through the reactors and the first and second dc voltage nodes;
wherein a half-cycle of resonant and sinusoidally varying current, initiated by a connection of the capacitances of a plurality of half-bridge modules of the column to the first and second dc voltage nodes and interrupted at a first current-zero point, is used by the controller to achieve exchange of energy between the capacitances of a plurality of half-bridge modules and the first and second dc voltage nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,425

STEPPING MOTOR, TIMEPIECE MOVEMENT, TIMEPIECE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF STEPPING MOTOR

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A stepping motor comprising:a one-piece stator comprised of Fe—Ni alloy, the stator having a rotor accommodating through-hole and defining a magnetic path around the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a rotor rotatably arranged inside the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a magnetic core connected to the stator; and
a coil wound on the magnetic core,
wherein a Cr-diffusion region having a molten-solidified portion of Cr is diffused in the Fe—Ni alloy stator in a portion of the magnetic path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,396

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT OF TRANSMITTERS IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of assigning wireless power transmitters to wireless power receivers, comprising:at a first power transmitter designated to assign other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more power receivers, the other power transmitters are in wireless communication with the first power transmitter:
periodically receiving, from each of the other power transmitters, signals including information identifying respective power transfer attributes associated with transmissions of wireless power from each of the other power transmitters to one or more wireless power receivers;
generating, based on the power transfer attributes, an assignment list that assigns each of the other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more of the wireless power receivers;
periodically updating the assignment list based on the periodically received signals; and
sending, to each of the other power transmitters, instructions to begin transmitting wireless power waves to respective assigned wireless power receivers in accordance with the updated assignment list.

US Pat. No. 10,193,366

RAPID BATTERY CHARGING

Potential Difference, Inc...

1. A method for charging one or more batteries with a battery charger, comprising the steps of:providing one or more batteries electrically connected to the battery charger, a recovery circuit electrically connected to each battery, and one or more energy storage devices electrically connected to each of the recovery circuits, wherein the battery charger comprises a pulse generator, a detector and a processor communicably coupled to the pulse generator and the detector;
determining a charging pulse group based on one or more battery parameters using the processor and the detector, wherein the charging pulse group comprises a positive pulse, a rest period and a negative pulse;
generating the charging pulse group using the pulse generator;
sequentially applying the charging pulse group to each of the one or more batteries, recovering an energy from each of the one or more batteries using the recovery circuits during the negative pulse, and storing the energy in the one or more energy storage devices; and
monitoring the one or more parameters of the one or more batteries and determining whether to adjust the charging pulse group for the one or more batteries using the processor and the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,356

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY ACCUMULATOR AND BALANCING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for balancing a multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10) connected in parallel with one another by means of at least one universal buck-boost (UniBB) module and connected by a loading contactor to a load and by a charging contactor to a charger, the method comprising:identifying (S100) a first state of charge (I) of a first storage module (M1) in a first string of the multiplicity of strings,
identifying (S200) a second state of charge (II) of a second storage module (M2) in a second string of the multiplicity of strings, wherein the second storage module (M2) is a UniBB module,
disconnecting the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules from the load and the charger, and
operating the first storage module (M1) as a voltage source while the second storage module (M2) is operated as a current source to balance the first state of charge (I) and the second state of charge (II),
wherein the electrochemical storage modules (M1, M2, Mn) further include
(a) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a blocking mode if they belong to strings (S0) not involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10),
(b) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a bypass mode if they belong to strings (S1, S3) involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10), or
both (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 10,193,345

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING THE POWER OUTPUT OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

Solarlytics, Inc., Liver...

1. A method of managing a photovoltaic device, comprising:enabling a first port of a switch to be coupled to the photovoltaic device;
enabling a second port of the switch to be coupled to a load driven by the photovoltaic device;
enabling a third port of the switch to be coupled to a voltage source, wherein the switch can operate in a first position for providing a first current path, between the photovoltaic device and the voltage source and a second position for providing a second current path between the photovoltaic device and the load; and
applying a voltage signal generated by the voltage source to the photovoltaic device, the voltage signal having a first state including a series of voltage pulses with a positive magnitude for generating an external electric field across the photovoltaic device when the switch is in the first position and a second state to provide electrical isolation between the voltage source and the load when the switch is in the second position; and
controlling a frequency, a magnitude, or a duration of the first state and the second state via a control circuit coupled to the voltage source and the switch based on an output current of the photovoltaic device measured by a current sensor coupled in series between the photovoltaic device and the load or an output voltage of the photovoltaic device measured by a voltage probe coupled across the photovoltaic device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,296

PASSIVELY MODE-LOCKED FIBER RING GENERATOR

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. A fiber pulse generator for emitting a train of pulses each with a desired spectral width, duration and energy, comprising a plurality of fiber chains connected to one another to define a ring cavity which unidirectionally guides a signal therealong, the fiber chains each being configured with:a fiber amplifier operative to increase an intensity of the signal to a desired intensity,
an optical fiber receiving the signal with the desired intensity sufficient to broaden a spectral width of the signal to a desired spectral width at an output of the optical fiber, and
a spectral filter coupled to the output of the optical fiber and having a bandpass, wherein the bandpasses of respective optical filters of the fiber chains are centered on respective frequency components spectrally spaced from one another to allow the signal to sequentially overlap the bandpasses of respective filters,at least one of the fiber chains including an output coupler which is directly coupled to the output of the optical fiber and configured to guide the pulses with the desired spectral width, duration and energy outside the ring cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,193,270

CARTRIDGE OF GEL FOR A CONNECTION SET AND CONNECTION SETS COMPRISING SUCH A CARTRIDGE OF GEL

IXBLUE, Saint-Germaine-e...

1. A cartridge comprising:an outer case, partially filled with electrically insulating gel; and
at least one electrically conductive track submerged in the insulating gel, the conductive track being formed by an electrically conductive gel.

US Pat. No. 10,193,256

POWER SUPPLY BOARD BRIDGE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TR...

1. A power supply board bridge connector, comprising an insulating base, an insulating cover, and at least one metallic elastic plate, the insulating cover being configured to cover the insulating base, at least one receiving groove is defined between the insulating base and the insulating cover, a bottom of the insulating base being formed with through holes communicating with the receiving groove, at least two left and right pins being provided beneath the insulating base, the pins being mated with insertion holes of two left and right power supply boards so that the insulating base bridges over the two power supply boards, the metallic elastic plate being placed in the receiving groove, the metallic elastic plate having two left and right elastic contacts, the two left and right elastic contacts pass through the through holes at the bottom of the receiving groove to be electrically connected to the left and right power supply boards respectively so as to achieve a bridging electrical connection between the two power supply boards,wherein opposing sides of the insulating base are provided with side slots corresponding in position to the pins, lower ends of the side slots extend to the pins respectively, each of the side slots is provided with a metallic buckle, the metallic buckle has a mounting plate abutting against a wall of the corresponding side slot, a bottom of the mounting plate of the metallic buckle is bent upward to form an elastic plate, the elastic plate is formed with a buckle protrusion to mate with respective edges of the insertion holes for installing and fixing the insulating base and the power supply boards, an upper end of the elastic plate is formed with a press portion above the power supply boards, when the press portion is pressed towards the mounting plate in the corresponding side slot, the buckle protrusion is disengaged from the edges of the insertion holes to disconnect the insulating base from the power supply boards.

US Pat. No. 10,193,244

PUSH-IN CLAMP RETAINER, PUSH-IN CLAMP ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRIC CONNECTOR ELEMENT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A push-in clamp retainer comprising:a surrounding wall in a lateral direction that forms at least one lateral contraction of the push-in clamp retainer at which opposite sides of the surrounding wall are positioned closer to one another, the at least one lateral contraction having a receiving member formed as a slit extending through the surrounding wall, at least one recess in the surrounding wall extending from the least one lateral contraction to an upper edge of the surrounding wall and communicating with the slit; and
a spring member fixed to the receiving member of the surrounding wall and secured in the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,155

MANUFACTURING CATHODE MATERIAL, CATHODE, AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A cathode material including a cathode active material,wherein the cathode active material is expressed by Li1+xAyDzPO4, wherein A represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Ni, Fe, Cu, and Cr, D represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, Sc, Y, and rare earth elements, 0 when a temperature of the cathode material is raised to a temperature range of 100° C. to 300° C. at a temperature-increase rate of 10° C/min, a weight loss ratio in the temperature range due to evaporation of water of crystallization is 0.03% by weight to 0.3% by weight, wherein the weight loss ratio is measured in a thermogravimetric analysis, which is carried out under the following measurement conditions using a differential thermogravimetric analyzer:
specimen amount: 15 mg
temperature-increase rate: 10° C. /minute
atmosphere: N2
gas flow rate: 200 ml/minute
measurement temperature range: 100 to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,193,080

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formulae 1A or 1B:
wherein in Formulae 1A and 1B,
X1 is N or C(R1), X2 is N or C(R2), X3 is N or C(R3), X4 is N or C(R4), X5 is N or C(R5), X6 is N or C(R6), X7 is N or C(R7), X8 is N or C(R8), X11 is N or C(R11), X12 is N or C(R12), X13 is N or C(R13), X14 is N or C(R14), X15 is N, C or C(R15), X16 is N, C or C(R16), X17 is N, C, or C(R17), and X18 is N, C, or C(R18), and when X15 is C, X15 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, when X16 is C, X16 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, when X17 is C, X17 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?, and when X18 is C, X18 is connected with *-(L2)a2-*?,
X21 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R21)(R22), Si(R21)(R22), and N(R23),
X22 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R24)(R25), Si(R24)(R25), and N(R26),
X23 is selected from O, S, Se, C(R27)(R28), and Si(R27)(R28),
L1 and L2 are each independently selected from
a phenylene group, a pyridinylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group;
a phenylene group, a pyridinylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3); and
—Si(R41)(R42)—, —O—, —S—, and —Se—,
wherein a1 and a2 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 5, and when a1 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups L1 are identical to or different from each other, and when a2 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups L2 are identical to or different from each other,
provided that when a1 is 1, L1 is selected from
a phenylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group;
a phenylene group, a fluorenylene group, a dibenzofuranylene group, and a dibenzothiophenylene group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3);
R1 to R8, R11 to R18, and R31 to R34 are each independently selected from
a hydrogen, a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, and a C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, and —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13); and
—Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23), and
b1 and b3 are each independently 1, 2, or 3, and b2 and b4 are each independently 1, 2, 3, or 4, and when b1 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R31 are identical to or different from each other, when b2 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R32 are identical to or different from each other, when b3 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R33 are identical to or different from each other, and when b4 is 2 or more, 2 or more groups R34 are identical to or different from each other,
in Formula 1A, i) at least one of X3 and X7 is C(CN), ii) at least one of groups R31(s) in the number of b1 and groups R32 in the number of b2 is a cyano group, or iii) at least one of X3 and X7 is C(CN) and at least one of groups R31 in the number of b1 and groups R32 in the number of b2 is a cyano group,
in Formula 1B, i) at least one of X13 and X17 is C(CN), ii) at least one of groups R33 in the number of b3 and groups R34 in the number of b4 is a cyano group, or iii)) at least one X13 and X17 is C(CN) and at least one of groups R33 in the number of b3 and groups R34 in the number of b4 is a cyano group,
R21 to R29, R41, R42, Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, and Q21 to Q23 are each independently selected from
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group;
a C1-C20 alkyl group and a C1-C20 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, and a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof;
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group; and
a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group, each substituted with at least one of a deuterium, —F, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a fluorenyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, and a dibenzothiophenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,193,041

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC T...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting diode comprising:providing a light emitting diode chip formed on a base, wherein the light emitting diode chip does not cover a peripheral region of the base, the light emitting diode chip comprises a semiconductor structure, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the semiconductor structure comprises a etched N-semiconductor layer, a etched light active layer, and a etched P-semiconductor layer arranged in that sequence from a bottom to a top, the first electrode is formed on a surface of the etched P-semiconductor layer facing away from the etched light active layer, the second electrode is formed on a surface of the etched N-semiconductor layer connected to the light active layer;
forming a packaging layer to cover the etched light emitting diode chip, the packaging layer exposing the first electrode and the second electrode;
defining a through hole on a region of the packaging layer corresponding to the peripheral region of the base, along a direction from the top to the bottom, and the through hole separated from a periphery of the light emitting diode chip;
forming a conductive substrate fully infilled in the through hole;
forming a first conductive layer on a surface of the conductive substrate facing away from the base, and the first conductive layer connected to the conductive substrate and the first electrode; and
removing the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,032

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting device comprising:providing a substrate including a placement region for placing a light emitting element on a top surface;
mounting the light emitting element in the placement region; and
forming a frame body surrounding the placement region on the substrate by
arranging a first frame body by discharging a resin material on the substrate to surround the placement region, and
successively arranging a second frame body having a larger diameter than the first frame body on the first frame body and having the same thickness as the first frame body by continuously discharging the resin material from the arranging of the first frame body.

US Pat. No. 10,193,024

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising a carrier and a semiconductor body having a semiconductor layer sequence arranged on the carrier, and a front side of the chip and a rear side of the chip, whereinthe semiconductor layer sequence comprises an active region arranged between a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer and generates or receives electromagnetic radiation,
the first semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a first contact,
the first contact is formed on the front side of the chip next to the active region,
the second semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a second contact,
the second contact is arranged on the front side of the chip next to the active region, and
an electrically insulating separating layer that electrically insulates the rear side of the chip from the active region of the semiconductor chip, and the electrically insulating separating layer is formed of a first separating layer, a second separating layer and a third separating layer,
wherein the first separating layer, the second separating layer and the third separating layer are distinct layers, and
the first separating layer is formed by atomic layer deposition or molecular layer deposition.

US Pat. No. 10,192,997

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first insulating layer over a substrate;
an oxide semiconductor layer over the first insulating layer, the oxide semiconductor layer containing indium, gallium and zinc; and
a second insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the oxide semiconductor layer includes:
a first oxide semiconductor layer over the first insulating layer; and
a second oxide semiconductor layer over the first oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the first insulating layer is in contact with the first oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the second insulating layer is in contact with the second oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein a concentration of indium in the second oxide semiconductor layer is lower than a concentration of indium in the first oxide semiconductor layer, and
wherein the second oxide semiconductor layer comprises a crystal, a c-axis of the crystal being parallel to a normal vector of a surface of the second oxide semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,990

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a crystalline oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a first insulating layer over the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a gate electrode over the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer with the first insulating layer positioned therebetween;
forming a gate insulating layer by etching the first insulating layer with the gate electrode used as a mask until the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is partly exposed; and
forming a crystalline region containing nitrogen in the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer by performing nitrogen plasma treatment on the exposed part of the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the crystalline oxide semiconductor layer is a c-axis aligned crystalline oxide semiconductor layer, and
wherein after the step of forming the gate insulating layer edges of the gate electrode and edges of the gate insulating layer are aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,192,976

SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING A SCALABLE LINEAR ARRAY OF QUANTUM DOTS

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A quantum dot device, comprising:at least three conductive layers comprising:
a first conductive layer configured to operate as a screening layer,
a second conductive layer configured to cause accumulation of electrons in a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG), and
a third conductive layer configured to tune at least one barrier between regions of the 2DEG; and
at least two insulating layers, wherein a first one of the insulating layers electrically insulates the first conductive layer from the second conductive layer, and a second one of the insulating layers electrically insulates the second conductive layer from the third conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,970

SIMULTANEOUS OHMIC CONTACT TO SILICON CARBIDE

The United States of Amer...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a silicon carbide semiconductor comprising an n-type surface and a p-type surface; and
a mixture of platinum and titanium configured to simultaneously form an ohmic contact to both the n-type surface and the p-type surface, wherein the mixture does not include aluminum and has at least 30 atomic % platinum.

US Pat. No. 10,192,961

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a silicon carbide substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface; and
a gate insulating film provided on the first main surface,
the silicon carbide substrate including
a first body region being in contact with the gate insulating film at the first main surface and having a first conductivity type,
a second body region being in contact with the gate insulating film at the first main surface and having the first conductivity type, and
a JFET region provided between the first body region and the second body region and having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type,
the JFET region having both a first impurity capable of providing the first conductivity type and a second impurity capable of providing the second conductivity type,
a concentration of the second impurity being higher than a concentration of the first impurity,
the first conductivity type being p type and the second conductivity type being n type, and
the concentration of the first impurity increases from the second main surface toward the first main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,192,959

III-N BASED SUBSTRATE FOR POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A III-N based substrate for power electronic devices comprising:a base substrate;
a III-N laminate above the base substrate; and
a buffer layer structure between the base substrate and the III-N laminate,
wherein the buffer layer structure comprises at least a first superlattice laminate and a second superlattice laminate above the first superlattice laminate,
wherein the first superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a first superlattice unit which comprises a plurality of first AlGaN layers, each of which is made of AlxGa1-xN with 0?x?1 and x being different among the first AlGaN layers,
wherein the second superlattice laminate comprises a repetition of a second superlattice unit which comprises a plurality of second AlGaN layers, each of which is made of AlyGa1-yN with 0?y?1 and y being different among the second AlGaN layers,
wherein an average aluminum content of the first superlattice laminate is greater than an average aluminum content of the second superlattice laminate by a predetermined difference, and
wherein the buffer layer structure has a breakdown field strength of more than 150 V/?m in forward or reverse vertical bias at room temperature (25° C.).