US Pat. No. 10,367,518

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINGLE TEMPERATURE SUBTHRESHOLD FACTOR TRIMMING FOR HYBRID THERMAL SENSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuitry to compare a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) voltage and a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the ADC is to provide a digital code that is representative of a temperature;
a second circuitry to generate temperature independent first and second voltages;
a first switch coupled to a node that is to provide the CTAT voltage; and
a second switch coupled to the second circuitry and to the node providing the CTAT voltage, wherein the second switch is to provide one of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,367,517

ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERSION APPARATUS AND ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER CALIBRATION METHOD OF THE SAME

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An analog to digital conversion apparatus, comprising:an analog to digital converter (ADC) comprising;
a capacitor array configured to receive an input signal to perform a capacitor-switching to generate a capacitor array output signal;
a comparator configured to compare the capacitor array output signal and a comparing signal to generate a digital code output result; and
a control circuit configured to control the capacitor-switching according to the digital code output result;
a linearity calculating module configured to generate a linearity related parameter according to the digital code output result; and
a calibration module configured to generate a weighting parameter according to the linearity related parameter when the linearity related parameter is not within a predetermined range to adjust the digital code output result based on the weighting parameter to generate an adjusted digital code output result.

US Pat. No. 10,367,506

DIGITAL CIRCUIT BASED ON A MODIFIED TRISTATE CIRCUIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A tri-state circuit, comprising:a driver circuit that comprises:
a first type of transistor connected in series with a second type of transistor, and
an output terminal that is coupled to a node present at a connection between the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor;
a control circuit that is coupled to the driver circuit through input terminals of the driver circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
supply, based on an input data signal received at an input data rate and a plurality of received clock signals, a first signal and a second signal to the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor of the driver circuit through the input terminals of the driver circuit; and
control a tri-state switching operation of the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor in accordance with the first signal and the second signal such that the input data signal is selected at the output terminal of the driver circuit in at least one state of the tri-state switching operation,
wherein the driver circuit is further configured to generate an output data signal at an output data rate for a load connected to the output terminal such that a difference between the input data rate of the received input data signal and the output data rate of the output data signal is minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,367,505

LOW POWER GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL SHIFTING DRIVER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input signal;
in response to an input signal transition to a first logic level, turning on a first current sink to sink current from first and second control nodes of an output stage to cause a decoupling of the output stage from ground; and
in response to an input signal transition to a second logic level different than the first logic level:
turning on a second current sink to sink current from a third control node of the output stage to thereby turn on a current source to source current to the first control node and the second control node to cause a decoupling of the output stage from a supply node and coupling of the output stage to ground; and
generating through the output stage at an output node an output signal as a function of whether the output stage is decoupled from ground or decoupled from the supply node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,503

CONTROL PANEL FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH CONTROL PANEL

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUST...

1. Control panel for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle and comprising:a trim element having an outer face intended to be oriented in the direction of the passenger compartment and an inner face opposite said outer face, the outer face comprising at least one control area,
a support element having an outer face oriented towards the inner face of the trim element and an inner face opposite its outer face, the support element comprising at least one recess in line with the control area, and
a piezoelectric film extending between the trim element and the support element, the piezoelectric film having an inner face and an outer face,
wherein the piezoelectric film extends across the control area and beyond the control area so that the outer face of the piezoelectric film rests on the inner face of the trim element and the inner face of the piezoelectric film rests on the outer face of the support element around the control area.

US Pat. No. 10,367,501

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a normally-off transistor having a first source, a first drain, and a first gate;
a normally-on transistor having a second source electrically connected to the first drain, a second drain, and a second gate;
a first capacitor having a first end and a second end, the second end electrically connected to the second gate;
a first diode having a first anode electrically connected between the second end and the second gate, and a first cathode;
a gate drive circuit electrically connected to the first gate and the first end; and
a switch having a third end and a fourth end, the third end electrically connected to the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,497

SYSTEM COMPRISING MULTI-DIE POWER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF MULTI-DIE POWER MODULE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A system comprising a multi-die power module composed of dies and a controller receiving plural consecutive input patterns for activating the dies of the multi-die power module, the input patterns being composed of rising edges and falling edges, characterized in that the dies are grouped into first, second and third groups of at least one die and in that the controller comprises:means for advancing the falling edge time of a gate signal for the first group of at least one die by a predetermined value,
means for delaying the rising edge time of a gate signal for the second group of at least one die by the predetermined value,
means for delaying the rising edge time of a gate signal for the third group of at least one die by the predetermined value and for advancing the falling edge time of the gate signal for the third group of at least one die by the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,493

DUTY CYCLE AND SKEW CORRECTION FOR OUTPUT SIGNALS GENERATED IN SOURCE SYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A circuit comprising:a delay circuit configured to output a delayed clock signal to a clock input of an output clock path circuit;
an input buffer configured to generate a buffered clock signal in response to receipt of an output clock signal from the output clock path circuit; and
a duty cycle correction controller configured to:
identify a duty cycle level of the buffered clock signal; and
adjust a delay amount of the delay circuit in response to the identified duty cycle level of the buffered clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,492

INTERNAL CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUITS

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An internal clock generation circuit comprising:an interpolation clock generation circuit configured to generate an interpolation clock signal from a division clock signal in response to a switching control signal and a current control signal;
a locked clock generation circuit configured to include an oscillator and configured to generate a locked clock signal for generating an internal clock signal from the interpolation clock signal; and
a source voltage generation circuit configured to generate a source voltage supplied to the locked clock generation circuit in response to the interpolation clock signal and the locked clock signal,
wherein a logic level combination of the switching control signal and a logic level combination of the current control signal are set by comparing a phase of the division clock signal with a phase of a feedback clock signal, and
wherein the feedback clock signal is generated by delaying the locked clock signal for a predetermined delay time.

US Pat. No. 10,367,491

DELAY LINE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A delay line circuit comprising:a coarse-tuning arrangement, including first delay units, the coarse-tuning arrangement being configured to coarsely-tune an input signal by transferring the input signal through a selected number of the first delay units and thereby producing a first output signal; and
a fine-tuning arrangement configured to:
receive the first output signal at a beginning of a signal path which includes second delay units;
finely-tune the first output signal along the signal path; and
produce a second output signal at an end of the signal path;
the fine-tuning arrangement including:
a speed control unit which is selectively-connectable to the signal path;
a process-sensing circuit configured to:
make a comparison of a current capacity of a PMOS transistor and a current capacity of a corresponding NMOS transistor; and
generate, based on the comparison, a process-corner signal which is indicative of which one among the PMOS transistor and the corresponding NMOS transistor has a higher current capacity; and
a switching circuit to selectively connect the speed control unit to the signal path based on the process-corner signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,487

QUADRATURE CLOCK DIVIDER WITH 25%/75% DUTY CYCLE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A quadrature clock divider circuit, comprising:a divide-by-2 circuit having at least one undivided clock input signal, the divide-by-2 circuit generating, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one quadrature clock component and at least one inverted quadrature clock component, wherein each of the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component has a 50% duty cycle; and
a resync circuit having as inputs the at least one undivided clock input signal, the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component, the resync circuit using the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component as selectors to generate, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one second quadrature clock component on a first signal path and at least one second inverted quadrature clock component on a second signal path; wherein:
the first signal path and the second signal path comprise respective first and second pluralities of transistors and have a first transistor in common; and
each of the at least one second quadrature clock component and the at least one second inverted quadrature clock component has a second duty cycle percentage other than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,483

JOSEPHSON CURRENT SOURCE SYSTEM

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A Josephson current source system comprising a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an AC input signal, the flux-shuttle loop comprising a plurality of stages each comprising at least one Josephson junction, the plurality of stages being spaced about the flux shuttle loop, wherein each of a plurality of pairs of the plurality of stages are configured to concurrently trigger in a sequence via the respective at least one Josephson junction in response to the AC input signal and to provide a respective pair of single-flux quantum (SFQ) pulses that move sequentially and continuously through each stage of the plurality of stages around the flux-shuttle loop via each of the at least one Josephson junction of each of the respective stages that results in a DC output current being provided through an output inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,471

RESONATOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A resonator package comprising:a lower electrode disposed on a first surface of a piezoelectric layer, an insulating layer being disposed on a second surface of the piezoelectric layer, and the lower electrode having at least two portions with different thicknesses;
a dielectric layer disposed on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode provided on the dielectric layer and insulated from the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,470

WAFER-LEVEL-PACKAGED BAW DEVICES WITH SURFACE MOUNT CONNECTION STRUCTURES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric layer with an opening;
a bottom electrode over a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer;
a bottom electrode lead over the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer and extending from the bottom electrode, wherein a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer;
a top electrode over a top surface of the piezoelectric layer, wherein:
the top surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer; and
an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap;
a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) enclosure comprising a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the top surface of the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity, wherein the top electrode resides in the cavity and the opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity; and
a surface mount connection structure that covers a first portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,468

MULTIPLEXER, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer which is provided on a mounting substrate,the multiplexer comprising:
an antenna terminal; and
a plurality of bandpass filters that are commonly connected to the antenna terminal and have different pass bands; wherein
the plurality of bandpass filters include first and second bandpass filters including first and second piezoelectric substrates and at least one bandpass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters, and the first and second bandpass filters define a duplexer;
the first bandpass filter includes a first multilayer body in which the first piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a first support substrate including a first high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the first piezoelectric substrate, and a first IDT electrode is laminated on the first piezoelectric substrate;
the second bandpass filter includes a second multilayer body in which the second piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a second support substrate including a second high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the second piezoelectric substrate, and a second IDT electrode is laminated on the second piezoelectric substrate;
the first bandpass filter and the second bandpass filter are different components on the mounting substrate; and
a configuration of the first multilayer body and a configuration of the second multilayer body are different from each other such that frequency ranges of high-order mode spurious radiation which is generated in the first and second bandpass filters and a pass band of the band pass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters among the plurality of bandpass filters are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,464

DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A digital synthesizer comprising:a ramp generator configured to generate a signal of frequency control words, FCW, that describes a desired frequency modulated continuous wave;
a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO configured to receive the FCW signal;
a feedback loop; and
a phase comparator coupled to the ramp generator and configured to compare a phase of the FCW output from the ramp generator and a signal fed back from the DCO via the feedback loop and output a N-bit oscillator control signal;
wherein the digital synthesizer comprises a gain circuit coupled to a multiplier located between the ramp generator and the DCO and configured to:
apply at least one gain from a plurality of selectable gains to the N-bit oscillator control signal that set a selectable loop gain of the digital synthesizer and thereby set a selectable loop bandwidth;
calculate and apply a first gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from high bandwidth to low bandwidth operation; and
calculate and apply a second gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from low bandwidth to high bandwidth operation, and
wherein the ramp generator is configured to provide a gain selector signal to the gain circuit to select the at least one gain from the plurality of selectable gains.

US Pat. No. 10,367,463

VARIABLE GAIN DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A distributed amplifier system comprising first stage traveling wave amplifier (TWA) circuitry controllable to provide one of a first set of discrete gain settings, the first stage TWA circuitry comprising:a first input transmission line;
a first output transmission line; and
a first plurality of amplifiers coupled antiparallel between the first input transmission line and the first output transmission line, wherein the first set of discrete gain settings has approximately constant logarithmic spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,462

CRYSTAL AMPLIFIER WITH ADDITIONAL HIGH GAIN AMPLIFIER CORE TO OPTIMIZE STARTUP OPERATION

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. A crystal amplifier for driving a crystal to oscillate at a resonant frequency, comprising:a controlled current source having a control input, wherein said current source provides a core bias current to a source node;
an amplifier input node and an amplifier output node for coupling across the crystal;
a primary amplifier core coupled between said source node and a reference node, having an input coupled to said amplifier input node having an output coupled to said amplifier output node;
a high gain amplifier core coupled between said source node and said reference node, having an input coupled to said amplifier input node, having an output coupled to said amplifier output node, and having an enable input;
a level detector having at least one input coupled to at least one of said amplifier input node and said amplifier output node and having an output providing a level indication when a level threshold is achieved, and wherein said level detector initially selects a first threshold value at said startup time; and
a controller coupled to said current source and to said high gain amplifier core and having an input receiving said level value, wherein said controller sets said current source to a predetermined high current level and enables said high gain amplifier core to achieve a high negative resistance at a startup time, and wherein said controller determines that said oscillation is achieved when said level indication is provided and sets said current source to a lower steady state current level and disables said high gain amplifier core after oscillation is achieved;
wherein in response to said level indication indicating said first threshold value, said controller sets said current source to an intermediate current level that is less than said high current level and greater than said steady state current level, wherein after said level indication is first provided after said startup time, said level detector selects a second threshold value, and wherein in response to said level indication indicating said second threshold value, said controller sets said current source to said steady state current level.

US Pat. No. 10,367,453

BODY TIE OPTIMIZATION FOR STACKED TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A circuital arrangement comprising:a transistor stack configured to operate as a radio frequency (RF) amplifier, the transistor stack comprising a plurality of stacked transistors comprising an input transistor for receiving an input RF signal to the amplifier, and an output transistor for outputting an output RF signal that is an amplified version of the input RF signal; the transistor stack configured to operate between a supply voltage coupled to the output transistor and a reference voltage coupled to the input transistor,
wherein at least one transistor of the plurality of stacked transistors is a four-terminal transistor, and remaining transistors of the plurality of stacked transistors are three-terminal transistors, and
wherein the at least one transistor comprises the input transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,451

TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR BASED ON DIGITAL CIRCUIT

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A temperature-compensated crystal oscillator based on digital circuit, comprising:a VCXO for generating a signal with desired frequency;
a compensation network for generating a desired compensation voltage based on a compensation voltage value and sending the desired compensation voltage to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency;
wherein further comprising a power divider, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor;
where the power divider divides the signal with desired frequency signal into two signals: one is used as the output of the TCXO and the other is sent to the analog-to-digital converter;
the analog-to-digital converter converts the signal with desired frequency into a corresponding frequency value with binary form, and sends the corresponding frequency value to the microprocessor;
a binary coding table, in which a plurality of frequency values and their respective corresponding compensation voltage values are filled is stored in the microprocessor, the microprocessor finds a compensation voltage value in the binary coding table according to the frequency value sent by the analog-to-digital converter, and sends it to the compensation network; and
wherein the compensation network comprises a digital-to-analog converter, a signal conditioning circuit and a filter, the digital-to-analog converter converts the compensation voltage value into a corresponding analog voltage signal, and the signal conditioning circuit modulates the analog voltage signal to generate a compensation voltage Vc(T), the filter filters the compensation voltage Vc(T), and sends the compensation voltage Vc(T) to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,434

HARVESTING ENERGY FROM FLUID FLOW

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An elastic bluff body, comprising:an elastic mount with a central axis;
a cylindrical bluff body with a central axis, the bluff body fixedly attached to the elastic mount, the central axis of the elastic mount and the central axis of the bluff body being aligned, the bluff body being configured to generate vortex shedding when the elastic mount orients the bluff body in a flow-line traverse to a fluid flow and vibrates linearly in response to the vortex shedding; and
a harvester located within the bluff body aligned with the central axis of the bluff body, the harvester configured to generate power above a specified threshold in response to the vibration, wherein the harvester comprises a piezoelectric harvester or a magnetostrictive harvester, wherein the harvester comprises a cantilever beam configured to oscillate linearly in response to the vortex shedding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,433

POWER GENERATING APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power generating apparatus comprising:a power generating element that generates power when a load is applied thereto;
a lever mechanism that includes a support point and a projection that faces the power generating element, wherein the lever mechanism pivots about the support point when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element;
a first magnetic body disposed on the lever mechanism that pivots integrally with the lever mechanism about the support point; and
a second magnetic body disposed on the power generating apparatus to face the first magnetic body and having magnetic characteristics to attract the first magnetic body,
wherein, when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element, the projection applies the load to the power generating element such that the power generating element generates the power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,427

RESONANT INVERTER DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A resonant inverter device comprising:a main circuit configured to convert input power supplied from a direct-current (DC) power source into alternating-current (AC) power and supply the AC power to a resonance load as output power;
an input power measurer configured to measure the input power;
a controller configured to control operations of the main circuit, the controller comprising:
an input to which a target output value that is a target value of the output power is externally input;
a deriver configured to derive a power loss or circuit efficiency of the main circuit as a conversion loss parameter of the main circuit;
an input power calculator configured to calculate an increased target output value by increasing the target output value using the conversion loss parameter, as a target value of the input power; and
an operation controller configured to control operations of the main circuit such that the calculated target value of the input power is input to the main circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,418

POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter comprising:an inductor coupled between a switching terminal and an output terminal of the power converter,
a high side switching element coupled between an input terminal of the power converter and the switching terminal,
a low side switching element coupled between the switching terminal and a reference terminal, and
a feedback circuit comprising:
a latched comparator unit configured to compare a ramp signal with an error signal, wherein the error signal is based on a difference between a reference voltage and an output voltage at the output terminal of the power converter;
wherein the latched comparator unit is configured to generate, based on the comparison of the ramp signal and the error signal, a first binary output signal, and the power converter is configured to control the switching of the low side switching element or the high side switching element based on said first binary output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,393

MOTOR ROTATOR, MOTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE MOTOR ROTATOR

SANYO DENKI CO., LTD., T...

1. A motor rotator comprising:a rotor shaft configured to be journaled to a pair of bearing members of a motor device; and
a rotor stack that includes a plurality of lamination plates and a plurality of small-diameter plates having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the lamination plates, the lamination plates and the small-diameter plates being stacked in an axial direction of the rotor shaft and integrated, wherein
the plurality of small-diameter plates forms each of a pair of bosses, the pair of bosses projecting from both sides of the plurality of lamination plates along the axial direction of the rotor shaft to abut on the pair of bearing members, the pair of bosses being secured to the rotor shaft,
each of the pair of bearing members includes an outer rotator and an inner rotator which is rotatable inside the outer rotator, and
the outer diameter of the plurality of small-diameter plates is smaller than an outer diameter of the outer rotators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,385

MOTOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Aichi...

1. A motor comprising:a stator including windings; and
a rotor rotated by a rotation field generated when drive currents are supplied to the windings;
wherein the windings include a first winding and a second winding, in which the first winding and the second winding are synchronously excited by the drive currents and connected in series;
the rotor includes a magnet pole, which includes a permanent magnet, and a flux toleration portion;
the flux toleration portion is opposed to the second winding at a rotational position of the rotor where the magnet pole opposes the first winding, and the flux toleration portion tolerates generation of a flux linkage resulting from a field weakening current at the second winding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,383

STRUCTURE FOR FIXING PERMANENT MAGNET AND MOTOR AND METHOD OF FIXING PERMANENT MAGNET

MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fixing structure for a permanent magnet, comprising:a cylindrical housing;
a permanent magnet housed inside the housing; and
an adhesive layer formed in a gap between the housing and the permanent magnet and having an adhesive for fixing the permanent magnet to the housing, wherein
the adhesive layer is formed such that a filling rate of the adhesive is higher in the gap at another axial end of the permanent magnet than at one axial end of the permanent magnet, and
the permanent magnet is configured such that a density at said other axial end of the permanent magnet is higher than the density at said one axial end of the permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,371

INTELLIGENT CHARGING SYSTEM AND INTELLIGENT CHARGING METHOD

AVER INFORMATION INC., N...

1. An intelligent charging system, comprising:a first switching element which is turned on or off based on a first control signal, wherein the first control signal comprises a first control parameter, and a time point at which the first control signal is transmitted is set according to the first control parameter;
a phase detecting device configured to determine an allowable phase time interval of a phase of a power source;
a current detecting device connected to the first switching element, wherein the current detecting device is configured to detect a first turned on time point when the first switching element is turned on; and
a control circuitry connected to the phase detecting device and the current detecting device, wherein the control circuitry is configured to determine whether the first turned on time point is within the allowable phase time interval, and if the first turned on time point is not within the allowable phase time interval, the control circuitry recalculates the first control parameter of the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,370

WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION BOARD AND WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A board provided for wireless charging and communication, comprising:a first polymeric film;
a first adhesive layer provided on the first polymeric film;
a plurality of soft magnetic layers provided on the first adhesive layer;
a second polymeric film provided on the plurality of soft magnetic layers; and
a coil pattern provided on one surface of one of the first polymeric film and the second polymeric film and including a wireless charging coil and a near field communication coil,
wherein:
the plurality of soft magnetic layers includes one or more of an amorphous alloy, a crystalline alloy, an amorphous alloy ribbon, a nanocrystalline ribbon, or a silicon steel plate including iron (Fe),
the first polymer film includes a first extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
the second polymer film includes a second extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
a portion of an upper surface of the first extending portion and a portion of a lower surface of the second extending portion are connected to each other in a connected area,
the connected area is spaced apart from a side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers, and
the connected area includes an area that extends further outward than the side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,354

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOLT-AMPERE REACTIVE CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

Dominion Energy, Inc., R...

1. A method of controlling an electric power transmission and distribution grid having a plurality of nodes, each node having a substation configured to supply electric power from a supply point upstream of the plurality of nodes to a plurality of user locations, the method comprising:receiving from a plurality of sensors measurement data based on a sensed component of the power, wherein each sensor is located at a respective one of a plurality of distribution locations on the distribution grid at or between the supply point and at least one of the plurality of user locations; receiving the measurement data from the plurality of sensors;
determining a system power factor at the supply point and a location power factor at each of a plurality of distribution locations; generating an energy delivery parameter based on the system power factor to optimize or adjust the system power factor and thus also the system volt-amperes reactive (VAR);
operating in one of a plurality of different operating modes based on the determined system power factor;
determining the operating mode between a plurality of lagging operating modes, a plurality of leading operating modes, and a target operating mode based on the determined system power factor;
adjusting at least one VAR adjusting device configured to add or subtract VARs to the electric power transmission and distribution grid in response to the energy delivery parameter; and
at least one of the following:
(a) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is an emergency lag target close VARs;
(b) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is an emergency lead target open VARs;
(c) determining the system mode of operation is lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and less than a predetermined lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is a lag target close VARs;
(d) determining the system mode of operation is lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is greater than the predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and less than a predetermined leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is a lead target open VARs; and
(e) determining the system mode of operation is target mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined leading power factor set point or leading and greater than a predetermined leading power factor set point and further comprising determining a target mode close VARs if the determined system power factor is lagging and determining a target mode open VARs if the determined system power factor is leading.

US Pat. No. 10,367,348

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL HAVING PROTECTION FROM A SHORT-CIRCUITED CURRENT SENSING RESISTOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A control apparatus of a switch-mode power supply, comprising:a driving controller, configured to collect an output voltage signal of a feedback winding of the switch-mode power supply, and to generate a driving signal for driving a switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply to turn on or off according to the output voltage signal; and
a short-circuit protection module, configured to detect a voltage across a current sensing resistor of the switch-mode power supply, to generate a short-circuit protection signal when the switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply is turned on and the voltage across the current sensing resistor is less than a predetermined value within a predetermined period, and to output the short-circuit protection signal to the driving controller, the short circuit protection module comprising:
a short-circuit signal generation unit, configured to collect the voltage across the current sensing resistor and to generate a short-circuit signal;
a delay signal generation unit, configured to generate a delay signal according to a logic control signal synchronous with the driving signal;
a control unit, connected to the short-circuit signal generation unit and the delay signal generation unit respectively, and configured to generate the short-circuit protection signal according to the short-circuit signal and the delay signal,
wherein the control unit comprises: a first logic circuit with a first input receiving the short-circuit signal and a second input receiving the delay signal generation unit, a second logic circuit receiving an output from the first logic circuit and an enable signal, an output of the second logic circuit configured to produce the short circuit protection signal;
wherein the first logic circuit is a NOR gate and the second logic circuit is an AND gate; and
wherein the driving controller is further configured to control the switching transistor to turn off according to the short-circuit protection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,346

ELECTRIC LEAKAGE PROTECTION DEVICE AND FEED CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feed control device to be used to form power supply paths from an external power supply to a battery included in an electric vehicle and to control supply of power to the battery, the feed control device comprising:a main circuit including the pair of power supply paths;
a contact device interposed in the main circuit;
a controller opening and closing the contact device,
an electric leakage protection device; and
a signal receiver configured to receive a signal transmitted from the electric vehicle, wherein,
the electric leakage protection device, comprises:
an electric leakage detector configured to output an electric leakage detection signal, when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value;
an electric leakage protector configured to open a contact device interposed in the main circuit, when receiving the electric leakage detection signal; and
a self leakage generator including a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component and a first switch component electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component and a second switch component electrically connected in series with each other,
the first short circuit and the second short circuit being electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths constituting the main circuit, and
the controller being configured to control the self leakage generator and configured to instruct the self leakage generator to cause self leakage when receiving the signal by the signal receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,343

RIGID-COLLISION-FREE TRANSMISSION LINE SPACER CLAMP CONNECTION STRUCTURE

1. A rigid-collision-free transmission line spacer clamp connection structure, comprising:a spacer frame;
a plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets wherein each of the rotating joint rubber gaskets is a circular rubber plate, an upper surface of the circular rubber plate being provided symmetrically with two bosses, the shape of the sides of the bosses close to a rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole being matched with that of an arc-shaped projection on a connecting rod; and edges of the connecting rod at two sides of the connecting rod mounting hole project radially outwards along a connecting rod mounting hole to form arc-shaped projections; and
a plurality of spacer connecting clamps, the spacer frame being uniformly provided with a plurality of rotating joint slots, each of which is rotationally connected with one of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps therein wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided symmetrically with two limiting blocks therein, and the lower parts of the bosses are symmetrically provided with two limiting grooves matched with the limiting blocks;
wherein each of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps comprises the connecting rod and a clip, the clip being arranged at a front end of the connecting rod, the clip being provided with an elastic material at the inner side, the elastic material being clamped to the clip, the connecting rod being provided with the connecting rod mounting hole at a rear end; and
wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided with one of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets and a spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft therein, each of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets being provided with the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole at the center, the spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft penetrating through the connecting rod mounting hole and the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,367,339

SNAG MITIGATING CABLE TRACK APPARATUS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for connecting components that move relative to each other, the apparatus comprising:a cable track comprising a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side;
two or more spacers comprising:
respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track;
respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends;
respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends; and
respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces; and
two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers, wherein the two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers,
wherein the cable track is configured to flex such that a spacer of the two or more spacers contacts a pin of the two or more pins that is attached to another spacer of the two or more spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,338

WIRE COMPRESSION CONNECTOR

1. A compression connector comprising: a. a bifurcated connector body having a continuous inner surface and an outer surface; b. a first wire cradle and a second wire cradle, the first wire cradle having a first cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a first wire, the second wire cradle having a second cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a second wire; c. a first terminal end and a second terminal end, the first terminal end and the second terminal end being at opposing ends of the compression connector and positioned between the inner surface and the outer surface, a portion of the inner surface adjacent to the first terminal end defining at least a portion of the first wire cradle and another portion of inner surface adjacent to the second terminal end defining at least a portion of the second wire cradle, wherein the first terminal end comprises a first pair of terminal ends separated by a first slot, and wherein the second terminal end comprises a second pair of terminal ends separated by a second slot, wherein each terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends and the second pair of terminal ends are positioned and structured to, upon an act of compression of the compression connector, individually be displaced into direct abutment with an opposing terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends or the second pair of terminal ends close a conductor opening and constrict a size of both the first wire cradle and the second wire cradle such that the first wire in the first wire cradle and the second wire in the second wire cradle are displaced into direct contact with each other, and wherein the bifurcated connector body is structured for the first wire cradle opening to be in direct fluid communication with the second wire cradle opening both prior to and after the act of compression such that the first wire is in direct contact with the second wire after the act of compression, wherein the inner surface has a ridge having a width extending in a direction perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the compression connector and the ridge is located between the first slot and the second slot: wherein each of the first slot and the second slot terminate adjacent to opposing sides of the ridge, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,335

SPARK PLUG AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:a center electrode;
a metal shell that holds therein the center electrode insulatedly; and
a ground electrode that includes an electrode base having a facing surface facing the center electrode and a tip containing a noble metal and arranged on the facing surface of the electrode base, the electrode base being joined at a first end portion thereof to the metal shell,
wherein the electrode base has: an opposite surface located opposite the facing surface; an end surface connecting the opposite surface and the facing surface at a second end portion of the electrode base opposite the first end portion; and a pair of side surfaces continuing to the end surface via sides of the second end portion and connecting the facing surface and the opposite surface,
wherein the tip has: a top surface facing the center electrode; and a bottom surface located opposite the top surface and joined to the electrode base with a weld zone formed therebetween,
wherein the weld zone has: a back region exposed at the opposite surface of the electrode base; a joint region at which the tip is joined; and a connection region connecting the joint region and the back region in a thickness direction of the electrode base without being exposed at the side surfaces of the electrode base, and
wherein, in a cross section of the ground electrode taken through the side surfaces of the electrode base along a plane passing through a center of the top surface and a center of the bottom surface of the tip, a maximum width of the connection region in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the electrode base is larger than a width of the back region, and a value of a width of the top surface of the tip being divided by a width of the facing surface of the electrode base is greater than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,367,332

EDGE EMITTING LASER LIGHT SOURCE AND 3D IMAGE OBTAINING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An edge emitting laser light source comprising:a substrate;
an active layer disposed on the substrate;
a wavelength selection section comprising grating regions configured to select wavelengths of light emitted from the active layer, and
a gain section configured to resonate the light having the selected wavelengths in a direction parallel with the active layer,
wherein the grating regions comprise a first grating region and a second grating region which are arranged in a first direction,
wherein the first grating region comprises a plurality of first lands that are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the second grating region comprises a plurality of second lands that are arranged in the second direction, and
wherein an interval between the plurality of first lands in the first grating region is different from an interval between the plurality of second lands in the second grating region, and the plurality of first lands in the first grating region are disposed to be in direct contact with the plurality of second lands in the second grating region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,328

PULSE LASER DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A pulse laser device with a ring laser resonator, the pulse laser device comprising:a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber having a light input end and a light output end and configured to guide a first linearly polarized light with a first phase along a fast axis of the PM fiber from the light input end and a second linearly polarized light with a second phase along a slow axis of the PM fiber from the input end;
a first quarter waveplate disposed at the light output end of the PM fiber and configured to convert the first and the second linearly polarized lights into left-handed and right-handed (or right-handed and left-handed) circularly polarized lights, respectively; and
an optical isolator configured to unidirectionally transmit a laser pulse in the ring laser resonator,
wherein the PM fiber has at least one 90 degrees cross splicing position to eliminate delay between the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light, and wherein the PM fiber, the first quarter waveplate, and the optical isolator are on a light path of the ring laser resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,312

CONNECTOR FOR A COAXIAL CABLE

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable, the coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, a dielectric surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the dielectric, and a jacket surrounding the outer conductor, the coaxial cable connector comprising:a body having a forward end and a rearward end, wherein an internal surface extends between the forward end and the rearward end, the internal surface defining a longitudinal opening, and wherein the body comprises a cable receiving area proximal the rearward end and a jacket stop proximal the forward end;
a post positioned in the body proximal the forward end of the body, wherein the post comprises a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween, and wherein the bore comprises an inner surface and opens toward the rearward end of the body at the second end of the post;
an insulator movably disposed in the bore of the post, wherein the insulator comprises an outer surface in contact with the post, a through-passage, and a movement limiter to limit movement of the insulator in the post;
a gripping member disposed within the longitudinal opening of the body proximal the rearward end of the body, wherein the gripping member is axially movable in the body, and wherein the gripping member provides a gripping action as the gripping member axially moves toward the forward end of the body; and
a coupling member attached to the body at the forward end of the body
wherein the movement limited comprises at least one projection extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the insulator and wherein the post comprises a groove in the inner surface of the bore, and wherein the at least one projection locates in the groove to limit movement of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,311

PLUG CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH COMPENSATION CRIMP

1. A plug connector arrangement comprising a plug connector and a cable connected thereto with at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, wherein an axial end section of the outer conductor is connected electrically with a sleeve section of an outer conductor housing of the plug connector surrounding the axial end section of the outer conductor, said plug connector arrangement including a crimp point with a radial constriction of the sleeve section which is arranged, in a longitudinal direction of the cable between the axial end section of the outer conductor and an axial end of the inner conductor, wherein a depth of the radial constriction is such that an inner diameter of the sleeve section at the crimp point substantially corresponds to an outer diameter of the outer conductor of the cable, wherein the crimp point has a non-rotationally symmetrical crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,367,308

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE FOR TRANSMITTING HIGH SPEED SIGNAL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical receptacle for being mounted onto a host board and electrically connecting with a mating electrical circuit board along a front-to-back direction, comprising:an insulative housing; and
a row of first terminals, a row of second terminals, a row of third terminals, and a row of fourth terminals arranged along a vertical direction and mounted in the insulative housing, the first terminals and the fourth terminals forming a first mating port, the second terminals and the third terminals forming a second mating port, the first mating port forwardly extending beyond the second mating port;
wherein the row of first terminals align with the row of second terminals along an up-to-down direction, the row of third terminals align with the row of fourth terminals along the up-to-down direction, the first terminals and the second terminals are offset in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction and the front-to-back direction from the third terminals and the fourth terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,306

COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR WITH WIRES

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A communication connector having opposite first and second lateral sides, comprising:first terminals connected respectively to first wires and two pairs of second terminals connected respectively to two pairs of second wires, the wires forming first and second wire rows with a first of the pairs of second wires being in the first row and with a second of the pairs of second wires being in the second row;
a housing for accommodating the terminals; and
a conductive wire holding member for holding relative positions of the first of the pairs of the second wires on the first side of the connector and in the first wire row and for holding relative positions of the second of the pairs of the second wires on the second side of the connector and in the second wire row so that the first and second pairs of the second wires are laterally offset from one another;
the wire holding member being composed of first and second dividing members that are assembled with one another, the wire holding member being configured to surround each of the second wires with the dividing members assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,367,304

PLUG CONNECTION AND SET OF PLUG CONNECTIONS

1. A plug connection, comprising a plug connector with a first coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern and an insertion location with a second coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern complementary to said coding pattern, wherein the plug connector can be inserted, in an insertion direction (S), into the insertion location as far as a coupling position, if the first coding element and the second coding element assume a predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is held on the plug connector so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) running parallel to the insertion direction (S) and/or the second coding element is held on the insertion location so as to be rotatable around the axis of rotation (A), and having a self-alignment mechanism such that, when plugging in the plug connector, the first coding element and the second coding element are automatically rotated into the predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is a ring element with two, three or more radially projecting projections, spaced apart from one another at a predefined angle in a circumferential direction, and that the second coding element is a sleeve part with two, three or more guide grooves formed in an inner wall of the sleeve part and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction at said predefined angle, and wherein n guide grooves are formed in the sleeve part where n>1, such that the guide grooves, at their front end, cover a circumferential angular range of approximately 360%, the groove walls of adjacent guide grooves being directly adjacent to one another at their front end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,301

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a connector body;
a lever having a base end rotatably supported on the connector body and a rotating portion for rotational operation formed on a tip portion thereof;
a finger contact surface disposed on an outer surface of the rotating portion, a separation finger placing portion projecting from the outer surface of the rotating portion in a direction opposite the base end of the lever and, and at least one through hole formed in the finger contact surface;
a resilient lock piece cantilevered integrally from a surface of the connector body and configured to lock the lever in a rotation restricted state by being locked to the lever; and
an unlocking portion formed integrally on the resilient lock piece and configured to press the resilient lock piece in a direction separating from the lever, the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole in the finger contact surface and exposed on the outer surface of the lever with the resilient lock piece and the lever locked to each other, wherein
the finger contact surface and separation finger placing portion are configured so that a finger brought into contact with the finger contact surface and the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole contacts the separation finger placing portion to disengage the resilient lock piece and rotate the lever into an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,299

PLUG CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNLOCKING APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A LATCH

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A plug connector assembly comprising:an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, the latch apparatus having a latching portion;
a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body;
an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperating with the latch apparatus; wherein
the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and an operating portion connected to the actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is driven by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus to move the latching portion;
the unlocking assembly comprises a pivot shaft to pivotally fix the actuator on the insulative body, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is rotated relative to the pivot shaft; and
the actuator is punched by a metal plate and has a z-shaped section in the front-to-back direction, and the actuator comprises a vertical section, a horizontal section extending forwards from a top end of the vertical section, and a connection section extending rearwards from a bottom end of the vertical section.

US Pat. No. 10,367,297

INTEGRATED SECURING GUIDE PIN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:one or more first electrical contact elements and an integrated securing guide pin, wherein the integrated securing guide pin includes a guiding member that guides the integrated securing guide pin into a receiving channel of a guiding connection module, and a securing member that securely connects to a securing surface of the guiding connection module, wherein the guiding member extends forward from the securing member, wherein the securing member includes a plurality of securing segments separated by one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,286

TRANSCEIVER MODULE WITH FLEX CIRCUIT

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A transceiver assembly for transmitting and receiving electrical signals comprising:a transceiver housing having a first end having a pluggable connector and an opposite second end having a passage in communication with a printed circuit board mounted in the housing,
a peripheral connector having a housing for enclosing a printed circuit board and a first end and an opposite second end, the second end having a receptacle opening for receiving a plug, the receptacle including one of an RJ-45 receptacle, an MPO receptacle and an LC receptacle,
a flex circuit disposed between the first end of the peripheral connector and the second end of the transceiver housing, the peripheral connector capable of being displaced with respect to the transceiver housing via the flex circuit, the flex circuit capable of deflection along an X-axis and Y-axis; and
the housing having an anti-deflection member for restricting deflection of the flex circuit along the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,285

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. A flexible circuit board connector adapted for inserting a flexible printed circuit board into the flexible circuit board connector, two opposite sides of a rear of the flexible printed circuit board opening two gaps, respectively, the flexible circuit board connector comprising:an insulating housing, a middle of a front surface of the insulating housing being recessed rearward to form an inserting groove, the insulating housing opening an opening penetrating through a middle of a top surface, a top of the front surface and a top of a rear surface of the insulating housing, two opposite sides of the insulating housing opening two receiving slots penetrated through the top surface of the insulating housing and communicated with the inserting groove, the two receiving slots being communicated with the inserting groove;
a plurality of conductive terminals assembled to the insulating housing;
an elastic module assembled in the opening, the elastic module including a pivoting rod, and at least one torsion spring pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod, the pivoting rod being assembled in the opening, a middle of the at least one torsion spring being pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod; and
a locking board being accommodated in the opening of the insulating housing and covering a top of the elastic module, so the at least one torsion spring of the elastic module being clamped between the insulating housing and the locking board to make the at least one torsion spring generate a precompression, the locking board being pivotally mounted to the pivoting rod, the locking board having a base board, two opposite sides of the base board extending downward to form two side boards, bottom edges of the two side boards protruding downward to form two locking hooks, the two side boards being received in the two receiving slots and projecting downward into the inserting groove;
wherein one end of the at least one torsion spring elastically abuts against a front of a bottom surface of the locking board, the other end of the at least one torsion spring is disposed under a rear of the bottom surface of the locking board, the flexible printed circuit board is inserted rearward into the inserting groove, with the flexible printed circuit board being inserted rearward into the inserting groove, the flexible printed circuit board abuts against the two locking hooks, the flexible printed circuit board pushes rearward against front surfaces of the two locking hooks to make the locking board rotate, after the flexible printed circuit board slips away from the two locking hooks, the two locking hooks project into the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board, respectively, and when the flexible printed circuit board moves frontward, the two locking hooks are capable of abutting against rear inner walls of the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board respectively for blocking the flexible printed circuit board from moving frontward, so that the flexible printed circuit board is locked in the inserting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,367,281

VEHICLE CAMERA WITH CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for a vision system of a vehicle, said camera comprising:a camera housing comprising a front housing portion and a rear housing portion;
wherein said front housing portion houses a lens and an imager;
wherein said front housing portion has a circuit board attached thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion has an outer side and an inner side that is separated from the outer side by a wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein said rear housing portion comprises a rigid one-piece coaxial connecting element that extends through the wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein a first portion of said coaxial connecting element extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and a second portion of said coaxial connecting element extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said coaxial connecting element comprises (i) a first coaxial cable connector at a first end of said first portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and (ii) a second coaxial cable connector at a second end of said second portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said circuit board has a third coaxial cable connector established thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion mates with said front housing portion to encase said circuit board in a cavity of said camera housing;
wherein, as said rear housing portion is mated with said front housing portion, said second coaxial cable connector engages said third coaxial cable connector to electrically connect said coaxial connecting element with circuitry at said circuit board; and
wherein said first coaxial cable connector is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of the vehicle when said camera is disposed at the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,280

WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN BYPASS ROUTING ASSEMBLIES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board connector assembly for connecting to a chip package, comprising:a cable including a pair of signal conductors and a ground wire;
a connector housing supporting a pair of signal terminals, each signal terminal having a contact portion and a termination portion and a body portion extending therebetween, the connector housing having a mating end, the termination portions being enclosed in the connector housing and the contact portions being disposed exterior of the connector housing and spaced apart from the connector housing mating end;
a ground member supported by the connector housing and extending along at least a portion of the terminal body portions, the ground member including a termination portion for connecting to the ground wire and electrically connected to a ground contact portion, the ground contact portion extending from the connector housing such, and
the signal contact portions and the ground contact portions including arcuate contact surfaces at distal ends such that when the connector housing is pressed toward a mating surface of a circuit board, pairs of the terminal contact portions move transversely along the circuit board common mating surface transversely to the connector housing longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,279

PUSHER PIN HAVING A NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PORTION

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A pusher pin comprising:a first plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end;
a second plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end, the second plunger member movable relative to the first plunger member, the exposed second ends of the first and second plunger members defining a length of the pusher pin; and
a spring disposed between the first ends of the first and second plunger members, the spring biasing the exposed second end of the first plunger member away from the exposed second end of the second plunger member, wherein an electrically insulative path is defined between the exposed second end of the first plunger member and the exposed second end of the second plunger member through the pusher pin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,270

VEHICLE WIRE HARNESS

Intelligent Technologies ...

1. An electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices, comprising:an electrical bus comprising a plurality of elongate wires;
a plurality of connector assemblies situated at different locations along said wires, each of said connector assemblies including
a splice housing defining an inlet for said wires and an outlet for said wires and said wires passing from said inlet to said outlet through said splice housing without being interrupted or terminated in said splice housing,
at least one electrically conductive unit arranged in said splice housing, each of said at least one electrically conductive unit having a first portion in contact with a respective one of said wires and a second portion exposed to an exterior of said splice housing, and
a connector attached to said splice housing and electrically connected to said second exposed portion of said at least one electrically conductive unit,
a respective electrical conduit attached at one end region to each connector of said connector assemblies; and
a respective cluster control unit attached to an opposite end region of each of said electrical conduits, each of said cluster control units being electrically coupled to a plurality of the vehicular devices which are assigned unique identification codes,
each cluster control unit including a microprocessor that determines whether signals on said bus are directed to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit by recognizing an identification code including in the signals and assigned to one of the vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit, and
said microprocessor only directing signals from said bus to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit in which said microprocessor is included when said microprocessor determines that signals on said bus are directed to that one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit,
whereby at least one of power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source connected to said bus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,269

COMBINED ANTENNA APERTURES ALLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ANTENNA FUNCTIONALITY

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna sub-arrays of surface scattering antenna elements; and
a controller coupled to control each of the antenna sub-arrays by providing voltages to the surface scattering antenna elements of the sub-arrays to operate the antenna sub-arrays independently and simultaneously at different frequencies, the voltages to tune the surface scattering antenna elements to provide a desired scattering at a given frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,261

BASE STATION ANTENNAS WITH REMOTELY RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONIC DOWNTILT CONTROL PATHS AND RELATED METHODS OF RECONFIGURING SUCH ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of configuring a base station antenna, the method, comprising:using an Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) 2.0 command to transmit reconfiguration data to a controller of the antenna from a remote location; and
reconfiguring connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,255

COLLIMATED TRANSVERSE ELECTRIC MODE CAVITY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna assembly defining an upper cavity with an aperture, the antenna assembly further defining a lower cavity coupled to the upper cavity via a channel along a linear edge of the antenna assembly, wherein the antenna assembly comprises a reflective element within the lower cavity having a concave parabolic contour; and
an array assembly positioned in the aperture and comprising an array of passive elements;
wherein the reflective element transforms a divergent radio frequency (RF) beam directed toward the concave parabolic contour within the lower cavity into a collimated RF beam propagating within the lower cavity and into the upper cavity via the channel; and
wherein the array of passive elements radiates a transmitted RF beam from the aperture in response to the collimated RF beam in the upper cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,253

WIDEBAND BOWTIE ANTENNA INCLUDING PASSIVE MIXER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A passive difference-frequency tag comprising:a first antenna on a substrate, the first antenna having a first frequency band, the first antenna having a first shape of a first bowtie with first rounded end caps and first ends opposed to each other;
a second antenna on the substrate inside the first antenna, the second antenna having a second frequency band higher than the first antenna frequency band, the second antenna having a second shape of a second bowtie with second rounded end caps and second ends opposed to each other, and wherein a combination of the first antenna and the second antenna forms a plurality of multi-band antennas with a shared axis of symmetry; and
a diode assembly on the substrate, and connected to the first ends of the first antenna and to the second ends of the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,250

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing forming an appearance of the electronic device; and
an antenna radiator disposed in an internal space formed by the housing,
wherein an opening is formed in the housing and is spaced a distance apart from a position corresponding to the antenna radiator,
wherein the opening comprises:
a first portion configured to:
align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in a thickness direction; and
a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to:
form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in the thickness direction,
wherein at least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member, and
wherein at least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.

US Pat. No. 10,367,242

IMMERSIBLE GASEOUS OXIDANT CATHODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL SYSTEM

NANTENERGY, INC., Scotts...

1. An oxidant reduction electrode module for immersion into an ionically conductive medium of an electrochemical cell, the oxidant reduction electrode module comprising:a housing configured to define a gaseous oxidant receiving space therein;
an oxidant reduction electrode having an oxidant facing side and an ionically conductive medium facing side, the oxidant reduction electrode mounted to said housing such that the oxidant reduction electrode defines a boundary wall for the gaseous oxidant receiving space, with the oxidant facing side facing inwardly to the gaseous oxidant receiving space and the ionically conductive medium facing side facing outwardly for exposure to the ionically conductive medium;
a gaseous oxidant inlet and a gaseous oxidant outlet coupled by a gaseous oxidant channel extending through the gaseous oxidant receiving space; and
one or more support members positioned within the gaseous oxidant receiving space, configured to prevent deformation of the oxidant reduction electrode into the gaseous oxidant receiving space when the oxidant reduction electrode is immersed into the ionically conductive medium, and direct a flow of gaseous oxidant within the gaseous oxidant channel from the gaseous oxidant inlet to the gaseous oxidant outlet; and
wherein an oxidant is allowed into the gaseous oxidant receiving space via the gaseous oxidant inlet, the oxidant reduction electrode being configured to absorb the gaseous oxidant via the oxidant facing side and reduce the gaseous oxidant during discharge of the electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,241

RECEIVING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A receiving device for receiving at least one energy storage component, said receiving device comprising:at least one receiving part, which delimits at least regions of a receiving space; and
a coolant channel structure formed in the surface of the receiving part at least in regions of the surface, said coolant channel structure comprising at least one coolant channel extending meander-shaped in a symmetrical arrangement such that coolant flows through the at least one coolant channel in opposite directions, and communicating with at least one coolant inlet and with at least one coolant outlet both arranged at a centered position relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one receiving part,
wherein the receiving device and the at least one receiving part share a common base area with a trough-shape, said trough-shape formed by borders which protrude perpendicularly from the base area of the receiving part such that the base area and borders define a volume of the receiving space delimited by the receiving part, wherein the borders are separate from the coolant channel structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,240

BATTERY MODULE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and arranged in a right and left direction;
a plurality of cartridges configured to accommodate the pouch-type secondary batteries in an inner space thereof and stacked in a right and left direction;
a cooling plate made of a thermally-conductive material and disposed at a lower portion of the cartridges so that the cartridges are placed thereon, the cooling plate having an upper surface which is at least partially adhered and fixed to the cartridges by means of an adhesive; and
a plurality of cooling fins, each cooling fin being disposed to contact a surface of a respective secondary battery, and each cooling fin having a lower end contacting the cooling plate at a respective contacting surface,
wherein the plurality of cooling fins includes two adjacent cooling fins that abut against one another with the lower ends of the two adjacent cooling fins forming a shape that corresponds to a shape of the cooling plate at the entirety of the respective contacting surface and that corresponds to a shape of a lower portion of the cartridges, each cartridge being located between a respective battery and an entirety of the lower end of the respective cooling fin,
wherein the cooling plate has a convex portion formed at an upper surface thereof in an upper direction, and
wherein each cartridge has a concave portion formed at the lower portion thereof that has a shape corresponding to the convex portion of the cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,236

ANODE, CELL, AND METHOD OF STABILIZING AN ANODE FOR USE IN A LITHIUM ION ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

OneD Material LLC, Palo ...

1. A method for conditioning an anode electrode in an electrochemical cell, the method comprising:providing an electrochemical cell comprising a silicon-comprising anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte, and at least one micro-reference electrode, wherein the cathode electrode over anode electrode capacity ratio is between 1 and 1.3;
conditioning the anode electrode in the electrochemical cell in a half cell mode by passing a current between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode while controlling the potential between the anode electrode and the at least one micro-reference electrode to avoid Li plating until the anode electrode reaches a stabilized state; and
switching the electrochemical cell to a regular full cell mode and applying a CC-CV charging/CC discharging protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,367,233

BIOMEDICAL ENERGIZATION ELEMENTS WITH POLYMER ELECTROLYTES AND CAVITY STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a battery comprising:obtaining a cathode collector film, wherein the cathode contact film comprises titanium;
coating the cathode collector film with a carbon coating;
obtaining a first laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer comprises a first body and at least a first release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the body;
cutting a hole in the first laminate layer;
adhering the cathode collector film with the carbon coating to the first laminate layer, wherein the hole in the first laminate layer and the cathode collector film with carbon coating create a first cavity;
depositing a transition metal oxide slurry into the first cavity and upon the carbon coating;
drying the transition metal oxide deposit;
obtaining a second laminate layer, wherein the second laminate layer comprises a second body and at least a second release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the second body;
cutting a hole in the second laminate layer;
adhering a metal foil to the second laminate layer, wherein the hole in the second laminate layer and the metal foil create a second cavity;
depositing a polymer electrolyte comprising ionic constituents into the second cavity;
drying the polymer electrolyte;
laminating the first laminate layer to the second laminate layer, wherein the first cavity and the second cavity align at least in a respective portion and the polymer electrolyte and the transition metal oxide deposit are laminated together;
cutting material from the laminate layers in a region peripheral to the first cavity and the second cavity;
encapsulating the metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, cathode collector, first laminate layer and second laminate layer in a biocompatible encapsulating film; and
singulating a battery element from the encapsulated metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, and cathode collector in a biocompatible encapsulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,367,229

PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUNDS, ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS INCLUDING A PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUND, AND ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES INCLUDING SAME

Battelle Energy Alliance,...

1. A phosphoranimine compound comprising a cationic portion bonded to a nitrogen atom of the phosphoranimine compound, a phosphorus atom bonded to the nitrogen atom, pendant groups bonded to the phosphorus atom, and a counterion, the cationic portion comprising an imidazolinium group, an imidazolium group, a phosphonium group, an ammonium group, a sulfonium group, a triazolium group, a thiazolium group, a pyridium group, a pyridinium group, an isoquinolinium group, a pyrrolidinium group, a pyrrolium group, a piperidinium group, or a pyrazolium group.

US Pat. No. 10,367,218

ELECTRODE CATALYST LAYER FOR FUEL CELL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND FUEL CELL USING THE CATALYST LAYER

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. An electrode catalyst layer for fuel cell comprising a catalyst containing a catalyst carrier and a catalytic metal carried on the catalyst carrier and an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte is a proton-conducting polymer,wherein the catalyst is partially coated with the proton-conducting polymer,
a specific surface area of the catalytic metal which a reactant gas of the fuel cell can reach without passing through the electrolyte is 50% or more, with respect to the total specific surface area of the catalytic metal, the catalytic metal is formed to have a total specific surface area of between 5 and 60 m2/g related to the catalyst carrier,
the catalyst has mesopores with a radius of 1 nm or more and less than 5 nm, a part of mesopore openings of the mesopores is not coated with the electrolyte, and at least a part of the catalytic metal is carried inside the mesopores, whose openings are not coated with the electrolyte, and
the difference between the volume of mesopores of the catalyst carrier before carrying the catalytic metal and the volume of mesopores of the catalyst after carrying the catalytic metal is 0.02 cc/g carrier or more.

US Pat. No. 10,367,216

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLY IN FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle, comprising steps of:storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio, which is obtained by dividing a minimum cell voltage by an average cell voltage, reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio;
monitoring the cell voltage ratio;
setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio;
connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio; and
outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current when the output current of the fuel cell reaches a predetermined range of the limited output current that is set as the pre-limited current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,215

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE AUXILIARY BUS VOLTAGE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a plurality of fuel cells and a plurality of auxiliary components located in at least one cabinet, comprising:monitoring, by a control unit, a parameter of the fuel cell system;
determining whether the parameter has violated a threshold;
in response to determining that the parameter has violated the threshold, varying an auxiliary bus voltage by a first amount, a common auxiliary bus connected to each of the auxiliary components such that each of the auxiliary components experiences the variation in auxiliary bus voltage, the auxiliary components including a fan and at least one of an electronic circuit, a glow plug, a blower, a thawing heater, a pump or a valve;
determining whether the auxiliary bus voltage has reached a voltage limit, the voltage limit preventing overloading of one of the auxiliary components; and
varying the auxiliary bus voltage to the plurality of auxiliary components by a second amount in response to determining that the auxiliary bus voltage has not reached the voltage limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,214

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity, the fuel cell system comprising:a high pressure tank that stores the anode gas in a high pressure, the anode gas being supplied to the fuel cell;
an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank;
an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell;
an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve; and
a controller programmed to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system, wherein
the controller is programmed to control the anode pressure control valve and then close the anode pressure control valve after the controller closes the anode gas valve such that a first pipe pressure becomes less than a predetermined pressure before the fuel cell system is stopped, the first pipe pressure being a pressure inside a first pipe between the anode gas valve and the anode pressure control valve in the anode gas supply passage,
the controller is programmed to open the anode pressure control valve at an activation of the fuel cell system, and
the predetermined pressure is smaller than a pressure that degrades a durability of the fuel cell at the activation of the fuel cell system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,212

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system for supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power according to a load, comprising:a supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell;
a pressure control valve provided in the supply passage, the pressure control valve being configured to adjust a pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a discharge passage configured to discharge the anode gas from the fuel cell;
an ejector provided in the supply passage, the ejector being configured to suck the anode gas discharged to the discharge passage and circulate the anode gas to the fuel cell using the anode gas supplied from the pressure control valve; and
a controller configured to control the pressure control valve such that the pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell via the ejector is larger than a predetermined pressure to pulsate the pressure of the anode gas.

US Pat. No. 10,367,211

METHOD FOR MANAGING ION FILTER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for monitoring an ion filter of a fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure between ends of the ion filter by using pressure sensors disposed at respective ends of the ion filter;
calculating a change of the differential pressure according to a coolant flow at the ion filter; and
determining leakage of an ion resin of the ion filter or a replacement time of a cartridge having the ion resin therein using the differential pressure or the change of the differential pressure,
wherein the step of measuring the differential pressure includes measuring a difference between a pressure of a coolant inflow end and a pressure of a coolant output end of the ion filter,
wherein the step of determining includes:
determining whether the ion resin is leaked by comparing the change of the differential pressure with a predetermined decrease ratio of the differential pressure; and
determining the replacement time by comparing the differential pressure with a differential pressure according to predetermined mapping data of an operation speed of a coolant pump and the coolant flow at the ion filter, and
wherein the method further comprises a step of, before the step of measuring the differential pressure, setting a value of the differential pressure according to the predetermined mapping data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,207

FUEL CELL STACK INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF FUEL CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A fuel cell stack, comprising:a plurality of fuel cells in which a fuel electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an air electrode are sequentially laminated;
an interconnector that electrically connects the fuel cells which are adjacent to each other; and
an interconnector connecting layer that is interposed directly between the air electrode and the interconnector,
wherein the interconnector connecting layer is formed from a material, which is expressed by a composition formula of (La1-x-ySrxCay)zMnO3-A ppm SiO2-D ppm MgO (provided that, 0

US Pat. No. 10,367,201

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING A POLYMERIC SINGLE-ION CONDUCTOR COATING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

8. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a positive electrode; and
a negative electrode consisting essentially of:
a metal substrate selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, and zinc; and
a polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed on a surface of the metal substrate, the polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed of a polymeric metal salt having a polymeric backbone and pendent metal salt groups attached to the polymeric backbone;
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating faces the positive electrode and the polymeric backbone is selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, polyimide, and co-polymers thereof, and the pendent metal salt groups are attached directly to one of the polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, and polyimide, and
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating has a comb-like structure where the polymeric backbone extends across the surface and the pendent metal salt groups are attached to the polymeric backbone so as to extend outward and away from the surface at a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,198

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising: an alloy consisting of Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than or equal to 52% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 10% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass, V in a range of greater than or equal to 20% by mass and less than or equal to 63% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,189

ANODE-FREE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An assembled rechargeable cell comprising:in a state having charge,
a. an anode current collector,
b. a cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. a separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode,
d. a liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture, wherein the salt or salt mixture comprises lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI), lithium hexafluoroarsenate (LiAsF6), lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiCF3SO3), lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI), lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), lithium difluoro(oxalato)borate (LiDFOB), lithium perchlorate (LiClO4), lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF4), or a mixture thereof, wherein the solvent is an ether or solvent mixture which comprises 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), diglyme, triglyme, tetraglyme, diethyl ether, 1,3-dioxolane, 1,4-dioxane, tetrahydrofuran, 2,5-dimethyltetrahydrofuran, ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate, vinylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, vinyl ethylene carbonate, trimethyl phosphate, triethyl phosphate, triphenyl phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphite, dimethyl sulfone, ethyl methyl sulfone, sulfolane, sulfoxide, acetonitrile, propionitrile, butyronitrile, or a mixture thereof, wherein the concentration of the lithium cation in the electrolyte is between 3-8 M, wherein the separator is infused with the electrolyte including the salt or salt mixture dissolved in the solvent, and wherein the salt or salt mixture and the solvent or solvent mixture are selected to provide the assembled rechargeable cell with an average Coulombic Efficiency of at least 99% after the first ten cycles, and
e. an in situ-formed anode on a surface of the anode current collector facing the separator; and
in an uncharged state,
a. the anode current collector, wherein the assembled rechargeable cell does not comprise an anode in the uncharged state,
b. the cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. the separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode, and
d. the liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,367,185

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising:an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator;
a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode plate;
a second terminal electrically connected to the second electrode plate;
a case accommodating the electrode assembly and portions of the first terminal and second terminal;
a cap assembly sealing the case, the cap assembly being electrically connected to the first terminal, the first terminal including:
a first collector plate electrically connected to the first electrode plate and having a region adjacent to the cap assembly, and
a first electrode terminal on the cap assembly and electrically connected to the cap assembly; and
dish-shaped first and second connection plates on the first terminal and the second terminal, respectively, the first and second connection plates being invertable and breakable in response to a predetermined pressure respectively applied to the first and second connection plates,
wherein:
the first electrode terminal includes a first terminal hole passing therethrough from a top surface to a bottom surface of the first electrode terminal such that the first electrode terminal has a ring-shaped horizontal section,
a gas vent formed by the first connection plate and the first terminal hole passage is opened when the connection plate is in a broken state,
the first terminal further includes a first elastic supporting member at least partially within a concavity of the first connection plate such that the first elastic supporting member is between a top portion of a central bulge of the first connection plate and the first electrode terminal,
the first connection plate is between a portion of the cap assembly and the region of the first collector plate adjacent to the cap assembly and electrically connects the cap assembly to the first collector plate, and
the first connection plate has a downwardly convex dish shape in which the central bulge thereof is electrically connected to the first collector plate and an edge portion thereof is electrically connected to the cap assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,183

ASSEMBLED BATTERY

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An assembled battery comprising:a case which retains a plurality of single batteries arranged side by side and each provided with a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal on one surface;
an insulation cover which covers one surface side of the plurality of single batteries retained in the case;
a bus bar which electrically connects the terminals adjacent to each other of the plurality of single batteries and is exposed from the insulation cover; and
a circuit board which is fixed to the case via a gap provided above the insulation cover, wherein
an elastic contact member is attached to a back surface of the circuit board facing the insulation cover, the elastic contact member being disposed in the gap between the circuit board and the insulation cover and being in pressure contact with the bus bar, and
a support member is provided on the insulation cover or the bus bar so as to be in contact with a front surface of the circuit board on an opposite side of the back surface of the circuit board to support the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,175

MULTICAVITY BATTERY MODULE

Bosch Bettery Systems LLC...

1. A battery module, the battery module including a battery module housing and an electrochemical cell disposed in the battery module housing,the battery module housing including
a first exterior wail comprising a first sheet of a first flexible laminate material,
a second exterior wall comprising a second sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the second exterior wall, together with the first exterior wall, defining an interior space therebetween, and
at least one interior wall that segregates the interior space into at least two cavities, the at least one interior wall comprising a third sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the third sheet being disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet in a stacked arrangement of the first sheet, the second sheet and the third sheet, wherein
the electrochemical cell is disposed in one of the at least two cavities, the electrochemical cell comprising a cell housing that is formed of a second flexible laminate material, and an electrode assembly that is disposed inside the cell housing, and
a peripheral edge of the first exterior wall, a peripheral edge of the second exterior wall, and a peripheral edge of the at least one interior wall are joined together at a single, common seal joint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,166

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DAM WITH PLATE-SHAPED FILLERS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate;
an emitting diode on the first substrate;
a second substrate on the emitting diode; and
a dam between the first substrate and the second substrate and surrounding the emitting diode, the dam including a resin and plate-shaped fillers,
wherein the plate-shaped fillers are arranged to be non-parallel to a surface of the first substrate, and
wherein the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at one side of the display device are arranged in a first direction, and the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at an opposite side of the display device is arranged in a second direction that is non-parallel to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,164

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display apparatus that is adjustable between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, the foldable display apparatus comprising:a flexible display panel that is foldable;
a case comprising:
a first case that supports a first side of the flexible display panel; and
a second case that supports a second side of the flexible display panel;
an elastic piece connecting the first case to the second case, the elastic piece being substantially flat in the unfolded configuration;
a link member connecting the first case to the second case and comprising a concave-convex type single body metal sheet; and
a locking unit configured to prevent rotation of the first case and the second case in a folding direction when the foldable display apparatus is in the unfolded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,367,143

ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTING COMPOUNDS

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A compound comprising one or more divalent units of formula I
wherein
R1 on each occurrence identically or differently, denotes H or straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl group with 1 to 30 C atoms in which one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each case independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —O—C(O)—, —O—CO(O)—O—, —SO2—, —SO3—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, or denotes monocyclic or polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more groups RS and has 4 to 30 ring atoms
X is O or S,
A1 denotes a
group,A2 denotes a group from the following formulae:

wherein V is on each occurrence identically or differently CR1 or N, W is O, S, NR1, C(R1)(R2), Si(R1)(R2), C?C(R1)(R2), C?O or Se, R1 has the meanings given above, and R4 and R5 independently of each other have one of the meanings given for R1,
A3 denotes a group selected from the following formulae:

wherein V is on each occurrence identically or differently CR1 or N, W is O, S, NR1, C(R1)(R2), Si(R1)(R2), C?C(R1)(R2), C?O or Se, R1 has the meanings given above, and R6, R7, R8 and R9 independently of each other have one of the meanings given for R1,
RS denotes, on each occurrence identically or differently, F, Br, Cl, —CN, —NC, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(O)NR0R00, —C(O)X0, —C(O)R0, —C(O)OR0, —NH2, —NR0R00, —SH, —SR0, —SO3H, —SO2R0, —OH, —NO2, —CF3, —SF5, optionally substituted silyl, carbyl or hydrocarbyl with 1 to 40 C atoms that is optionally substituted and optionally comprises one or more hetero atoms,
R1, R00 independently of each other denote H or optionally substituted C1-40 carbyl or hydrocarbyl,
Y1, Y2 independently of each other denote H, F, Cl or CN,
X0 denotes halogen,
r, s are independently of each other 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,367,139

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION DEVICES

Spin Memory, Inc., Fremo...

1. A method of manufacturing a Magnetic Tunnel Junction (MTJ) device comprising:forming portions of MTJ pillars including a free magnetic layer;
forming a conformal first insulating layer on the portion of MTJ pillars;
etching the conformal first insulating layer to form first sidewall insulators self-aligned to the MTJ pillars;
forming a first metal layer;
forming a conformal second insulating layer;
etching the conformal second insulating layer to form second sidewall insulators self-aligned to the MTJ pillars; and
selectively etching the first metal layer and the free magnetic layer to further form the MTJ pillars including pillar contacts coupled to the free magnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,136

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION (P-MTJ) MRAM HAVING A PRECESSIONAL SPIN CURRENT INJECTION (PSC) STRUCTURE

SPIN MEMORY, INC., Fremo...

9. The method as in claim 1, further comprising, adjusting a thickness of the MgO spin current coupling layer to achieve a spin polarization of at least 15-30%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,135

METHOD OF FABRICATING A BASE PLATE FOR PIEZO ACTUATION

INTRI-PLEX TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method of fabricating a base plate for a head suspension assembly that prevents interlocking of multiple base plates when packaged together and adds structural integrity during shipping, the method comprising:providing a plate;
creating at least one opening through the plate, the plate including a first spanning portion that extends from a first side of the at least one opening to a second side of the at least one opening;
lancing the first spanning portion adjacent the first side and adjacent the second side, so that the first spanning portion becomes removable by a reduced shear force where lanced;
leaving the first spanning portion in place;
packaging base plates with the first spanning portion in place for shipping to a destination; and
removing the first spanning portion from each base plate upon receipt at the destination.

US Pat. No. 10,367,130

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, AND DOPANT COMPOSITION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing a dopant composition-nanomaterial composite, the method comprising the steps of:(a) putting a dopant composition in contact with a nanomaterial in a solvent; and
(b) drying a mixture obtained in the step (a) so as to remove the solvent,
wherein the dopant composition is a composition for changing a Seebeck coefficient of the nanomaterial,
wherein the dopant composition contains an anion and a cation,
wherein the anion is at least one selected from the group consisting of hydroxy ions, alkoxy ions, SH?, CH3S?, C2H5S?, cyanide ions, and carboxy ions,
wherein the cation is
an onium ion represented by formula (I):

where Y is a nitrogen atom or a phosphorus atom; and R1 through R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 16 carbon atom(s), or
an onium ion having, as a skeleton, oxonium, sulfonium, fluoronium, chloronium, carbocation, iminium, diazenium, nitronium, nitrilium, diazonium, nitrosonium, imidazolium, or pyridinium, and
wherein the dopant composition-nanomaterial composite obtained in the step (b) contains both the anion and the cation, and the anion and the cation are dissociated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,367,118

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting diode, comprising:an active layer;
an upper semiconductor stack on the active layer and comprising a window layer; and
a lower semiconductor stack below the active layer and comprising multiple semiconductor layers which combined have a thickness smaller than or equal to 1 ?m,
wherein the multiple semiconductor layers comprise a confining layer below the active layer, a cladding layer below the confining layer, a buffer layer below the cladding layer and a lower contact layer below the cladding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,111

APD FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS WITH BACKSIDE VIAS

ARGO AI, LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. An article comprising a plurality of avalanche photodiodes (APDs), each APD comprising:a substrate layer having a first surface proximal to a back side of the APD and a second surface, wherein, in operation, input light is received at the first surface of the substrate layer and propagates toward the second surface thereof;
a buffer layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the buffer layer abuts the second surface of the substrate layer;
active device layers, one surface of which abuts the second surface of the buffer layer; and
a via extending from the first surface of the substrate layer and passing at least partially through the substrate layer towards the second surface thereof extending, at most, to the first surface of the buffer layer, wherein the via is offset from the active device layers and does not deliver light to an active region of the active device layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,088

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Nuvoton Technology Corpor...

1. A nitride semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a nucleation layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate;
a doped nitride semiconductor layer disposed on the nucleation layer;
a doped first buffer layer disposed on the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is doped by a dopant comprising carbon (C), iron (Fe), or a combination thereof;
a channel layer disposed on the doped first buffer layer, wherein the doped first buffer layer is disposed between the doped nitride semiconductor layer and the channel layer;
a barrier layer disposed on the channel layer;
a first electrode disposed on the barrier layer;
a second electrode electrically connected to the doped nitride semiconductor layer; and
a doped region disposed at least in a portion of the doped nitride semiconductor layer, wherein the doped region is extended from below the first electrode to be partially overlapped with the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,086

LATERAL FIN STATIC INDUCTION TRANSISTOR

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A transistor comprising:source and drain regions disposed on a substrate;
a semi conductive fin disposed on the substrate between the source and drain regions;
a gate structure and a dielectric layer associated with the fin, the fin having at least one face covered by the gate structure and dielectric layer, the dielectric layer electrically insulating the gate structure from the fin; wherein
the source and drain regions comprise diamond doped with a P-type dopant, and
the semi conductive fin comprises diamond doped with a P-type dopant, wherein the P-type dopant concentration of the semi conductive fin is less than the P-type dopant concentration of the source and drain regions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,085

IGBT WITH WAVED FLOATING P-WELL ELECTRON INJECTION

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicag...

12. A semiconductor device comprising:a P type collector layer;
an N? type drift layer disposed over the P type collector layer;
a P type body region that extends into the N? type drift layer;
an N+ type emitter region, wherein the N+ type emitter region extends into the P type body region from an upper semiconductor surface;
a floating P type well region that extends into the semiconductor device from the upper semiconductor surface and that is laterally separated from the P type body region, wherein the floating P type well region has a concentric thinner portion between concentric thicker portions;
a floating N+ type well region that extends into the floating P type well region from the upper semiconductor surface;
a gate that extends over a channel, wherein the channel extends from the N+ type emitter region and to the floating N+ type well region, wherein in a device on state electrons flow from the N+ type emitter region, through the channel, into the floating N+ type well region, to the thinner portion and then down into the N? type drift layer;
a first metal terminal coupled to the P type body region and to the N+ type emitter region;
a second metal terminal coupled to the gate; and
a third metal terminal coupled to the P type collector layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,082

SECONDARY CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SECONDARY CELL

Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Mi...

1. A method for manufacturing a secondary cell having a plurality of cell-sheets that are connected in parallel, comprising steps of:preparing cell-sheets each having a plurality of unit cells layered and connected in parallel after preparing sheet-shaped unit cells each having a structure in which a first electrode layer, a metal oxide semiconductor layer, a charging layer, and a second electrode layer are layered;
forming a collective cell by connecting cell-sheets in parallel;
measuring a capacity of the collective cell; and connecting at least one of a unit cell for capacity adjustment and a cell-sheet for capacity adjustment to the collective cell in parallel when the capacity is smaller than a specification value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,047

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

9. A display device, comprising:a display region above a first substrate, wherein the display region includes:
a plurality of a pixels;
a transistor arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
a light emitting element arranged to each of the plurality of the pixels;
an interlayer insulating layer above the transistor; and
a planarization film made of an organic insulation material above the interlayer insulating layer, and
a terminal region above the first substrate in a periphery region, wherein the terminal region includes:
a plurality of terminals, each of which includes a first conductive layer and a transparent conductive layer, above the interlayer insulating layer, wherein the transparent conductive layer is provided directly above the first conductive layer;
the planarization film arranged in a side part of the first conductive layer;
an inorganic insulating layer covering an upper surface of the planarization film, an upper surface of an end part of the transparent conductive layer, and an end part of the first conductive layer;
a first conductive particle being directly above one of the plurality of terminals, wherein a bottom portion of the first conductive particle is in contact with the one of the plurality of terminals;
a second conductive particle directly above the inorganic insulating layer and the planarization film, wherein a bottom portion of the second conductive particle is in contact with the one of inorganic insulating layer;
a terminal electrode directly above the first conductive particle, wherein a bottom portion of the terminal electrode is in contact with the first conductive particle; and
a thermosetting resin arranged between the one of the plurality of terminals and the first conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the second conductive particle, between the one of the plurality of terminals and the terminal electrode, and between the first conductive particle and the second conductive particle, wherein the thermosetting resin is in contact with a whole upper surface of the second conductive particle,
wherein
the planarization film covers a side portion of the first conductive layer,
a part of an upper surface of the first conductive layer is exposed from the inorganic insulating layer, and
the upper surface of the planarization film is lower than the upper surface of the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,044

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Dispiay Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting display apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
a first electrode on the substrate;
a pixel defining layer on the substrate, the pixel defining layer including an opening exposing a portion of the first electrode and corresponding to a pixel;
an organic light-emitting layer disposed on the first pixel electrode in the opening;
a second electrode on the pixel defining layer and the organic light-emitting layer; and
an auxiliary electrode contacting the second electrode and disposed on the pixel defining layer,
wherein a portion of the second electrode overlapping the pixel defining layer is disposed between the pixel defining layer and the auxiliary electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,039

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING AREAS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device comprising:a first light-emitting structure on a first emitting area of a substrate;
a second light-emitting structure on a second emitting area adjacent the first emitting area of a substrate, the second emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area; and
a third light-emitting structure on a third emitting area adjacent the second emitting area of the substrate, the third emitting area corresponding to a color different from the first emitting area and the second emitting area;
wherein the second emitting area is disposed between the first emitting area and the third emitting area, wherein the first light-emitting structure includes a first lower electrode, a first light-emitting layer and a first upper electrode,
wherein the second light-emitting structure includes a second lower electrode, a second light-emitting layer and a second upper electrode,
wherein the third light-emitting structure includes a third lower electrode, a third light-emitting layer and a third upper electrode, and
wherein a vertical distance between the substrate and the second lower electrode of the second light-emitting structure is different from a vertical distance between the substrate and the first lower electrode of the first light-emitting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,018

IMAGE SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a photosensitive device;
a storage device adjacent to the photosensitive device, comprising:
a storage node;
a gate dielectric layer over the storage node;
a storage gate electrode over the gate dielectric layer;
an etch stop layer covering the gate dielectric layer and the storage gate electrode;
a shielding layer over the storage gate electrode; and
a protection layer sandwiched between the etch stop layer and the shielding layer; and
a driving circuit adjacent to the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,017

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A method of manufacturing an array substrate, comprising the following steps:Step S1: providing a substrate, sequentially forming a light-shielding layer, a buffer layer, an active layer, a source, a drain, a gate insulating layer, and a gate on the substrate, wherein an indium gallium zinc oxide layer and a second metal layer are continuously deposited on the buffer layer using a halftone mask, and, using the halftone mask, the indium gallium zinc oxide layer is formed into the active layer and the second metal layer is formed simultaneously into the source and the drain;
Step S2: performing a first conductorization process on a corresponding region of the active layer opposite to the source and the drain; and
Step S3: performing a second conductorization process on another corresponding region of the active layer between the source and the gate and between the drain and the gate;
wherein locations of projections of the source, the drain, and the active layer on the substrate within a projection of the light-shielding layer on the substrate cause self-aligning of the active layer; and
wherein use of the halftone mask causes the active layer, the source, and the drain to be simultaneously formed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,004

VERTICAL FERROELECTRIC THIN FILM STORAGE TRANSISTOR AND DATA WRITE AND READ METHODS THEREOF

NUSTORAGE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A vertical ferroelectric thin film storage transistor, comprising:a substrate having a first surface;
a first conductive structure disposed above the first surface of the substrate;
a first insulating layer disposed above the first conductive structure;
a second conductive structure disposed above the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer disposed above the second conductive structure;
a vertical hole penetrating through the second insulating layer, the second conductive structure, the first insulating layer, the first conductive structure and the substrate in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first surface;
a channel layer disposed on a wall surface of the vertical hole and being in electrical contact with the first conductive structure and the second conductive structure;
an inner dielectric layer disposed on one side of the channel layer in the vertical hole;
a ferroelectric layer disposed on one side of the inner dielectric layer in the vertical hole;
a gate structure disposed on one side of the ferroelectric layer in the vertical hole; and
a third conductive structure disposed above the second insulating layer or in the substrate, and being in electrical contact with the gate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,366,999

SINGLE EVENT UPSET (SEU) MITIGATION FOR FINFET TECHNOLOGY USING FIN TOPOLOGY

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

11. An electronic circuit comprising:a front end circuit comprising:
a SRAM memory structure comprising a plurality of FinFET transistors, wherein at least a first FinFET transistor of the plurality of FinFET transistors comprises:
a metal gate;
a source fin;
a drain fin;
a channel region wrapped by the metal gate, the channel region connecting the source and drain fins;
wherein at least one of the source and drain fins have a height (HTOT) and a width W, the height (HTOT) is greater than an optimal height (HOPT), wherein the height HOPT is a height that would optimize speed of a FinFET transistor having the width W.

US Pat. No. 10,366,997

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate;
a device isolation layer disposed on the substrate to define a first active pattern and a second active pattern, the first and second active patterns extending in a first direction and including upper portions protruding upwardly with respect to a top surface of the device isolation layer;
a gate electrode on the upper portions of the first and second active patterns, the gate electrode extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction;
first and second source/drain regions disposed on the upper portions of the first and second active patterns, respectively, at one side of the gate electrode; and
an active contact on the first source/drain region and electrically connected to the first source/drain region,
wherein the first and second source/drain regions are electrically isolated from each other,
wherein the active contact includes a first portion vertically overlapping with the first source/drain region, and a second portion extending from the first portion toward the device isolation layer,
wherein a bottom surface of the second portion is lower than a bottom surface of the first portion, and
wherein the second portion is spaced apart from the device isolation layer and the first and second source/drain regions with an insulating material interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,366,986

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND DEVICES WITH INTERLEAVED TRANSISTOR ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF THEIR FABRICATION

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

1. A monolithic integrated circuit comprising:a semiconductor substrate with a first surface and a second surface;
a first plurality of first transistor elements proximate to the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first transistor elements have first current carrying terminals and second current carrying terminals;
a second plurality of second transistor elements proximate to the first surface, wherein the first transistor elements are interleaved with the second transistor elements in a first row, wherein the second transistor elements have third current carrying terminals and fourth current carrying terminals; and
a first node electrically coupled to the first current carrying terminals of the first transistor elements, and electrically coupled to the third current carrying terminals of the second transistor elements,
wherein the second current carrying terminals of the first transistor elements are electrically coupled to an antenna node, and wherein the fourth current carrying terminals of the second transistor elements are electrically coupled to a ground node.

US Pat. No. 10,366,969

INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TRANSCEIVING ANTENNA AND MAGNETIC INTERCONNECTION

STMicroelectronics S.r.l,...

1. A test system, comprising:a test chuck having a top surface configured to receive a wafer;
wherein the wafer includes a plurality of integrated circuit devices, and wherein each integrated circuit device comprises:
a semiconductor body region;
an insulating layer disposed adjacent a top surface of the semiconductor body region;
a device winding within the insulating layer; and
a magnetic region disposed within at least the semiconductor body region and aligned with the device winding; and
a layer of magnetic material extending between the top surface of the chuck and a bottom surface of the wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,962

THREE DIMENSIONAL DEVICE INTEGRATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED DEVICE

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. An integration method, comprising:preparing a first element having a first layer of bondable material for direct bonding;
preparing a second element for direct bonding;
polishing the first layer of bondable material;
bringing into direct contact the first layer of bondable material with the second element after polishing the first layer of bondable material;
directly bonding the first layer of bondable material to the second element with a covalent bond at room temperature; and
after the bonding, removing a portion of the first element by one of polishing and grinding to leave a remaining portion of the first element.

US Pat. No. 10,366,956

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an integrated circuit;
at least one outer seal ring surrounding the integrated circuit, wherein the at least one outer seal ring comprises a plurality of metal layers in a stacked configuration, and the plurality of the metal layers are closed loops;
a dielectric layer having first and second portions; and
at least one inner seal ring disposed between the at least one outer seal ring and the integrated circuit and separated from the at least one outer seal ring, wherein the at least one inner seal ring comprises a plurality of metal layers in a stacked configuration along a first direction and has first and second seal portions separated from each other by the first portion of the dielectric layer along a second direction transverse to the first direction and third and fourth seal portions spaced apart from the first and second seal portions, separated from each other by the second portion of the dielectric layer, and in the same layer as the first and second seal portions.

US Pat. No. 10,366,953

REDISTRIBUTION LAYER STRUCTURES FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:an IC die having a conductive via, wherein the conductive via has a peripheral edge; and
a routing structure having a conductive structure, coupled to the conductive via, comprising:
a cap region overlapping an area of the conductive via;
a routing region having a first width from a top-down view; and
an intermediate region having a second width from the top-down view along the peripheral edge of the conductive via and arranged to couple the cap region to the routing region, the second width being greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,366,923

METHOD OF SEPARATING ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING A BACK LAYER AND APPARATUS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of singulating a wafer comprising:providing a wafer having a plurality of die formed as part of the wafer and separated from each other by spaces, wherein the wafer has first and second opposing major surfaces, and wherein a layer of material is formed atop the second major surface, and wherein the layer of material comprises at least one of a conductive material, a wafer-back coating, and a die-attach film adapted to remain at least in part atop surfaces of the plurality of die upon completion of the method of singulating the wafer;
placing the wafer onto a carrier substrate;
etching portions of the wafer through the spaces to form singulation lines, wherein etching comprises stopping atop the layer of material;
providing an apparatus comprising a compression structure, a support structure, and a transducer system configured to apply high frequency mechanical vibrations to the layer of material;
placing the wafer and the carrier substrate adjacent the support structure; and
applying pressure and high frequency mechanical vibrations to the wafer to separate the layer of material in the singulation lines.

US Pat. No. 10,366,915

FINFET DEVICES WITH EMBEDDED AIR GAPS AND THE FABRICATION THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first gate structure disposed over a substrate, the first gate structure extending in a first direction;
a second gate structure disposed over the substrate, the second gate structure extending in the first direction;
a dielectric material disposed between the first gate structure and the second gate structure;
an air gap disposed within the dielectric material; and
a high-k dielectric or a metal disposed within the dielectric material, the metal being in contact with the air gap.

US Pat. No. 10,366,913

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR FORMING MASK PATTERN OF THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for forming a mask pattern of a semiconductor element, the method comprising:forming a mask pattern group based on a prescribed rule for providing the semiconductor element with a first gate threshold voltage, the mask pattern group including:
a well pattern defining a first region on a semiconductor region;
an interconnect pattern defining an interconnect including a gate portion extending in a first direction on the first region; and
a source/drain pattern defining a second region positioned in the first region, the gate portion crossing the second region in the first direction; and
modifying the mask pattern group to change the first gate threshold voltage to a second gate threshold voltage based on a correlation between a gate threshold voltage and at least one of first to fourth distances in the semiconductor element, wherein
the gate threshold voltage changes with an absolute change amount that increases as each of the first to fourth distances is shortened,
the first distance being defined as a distance to an outer edge of the first region from an outer edge of the second region proximal to the outer edge of the first region;
the second distance being defined as a distance from the outer edge of the second region to the gate portion in a second direction crossing the first direction;
the third distance being defined as a distance to the second region from a portion of the interconnect positioned outside the second region in one of the first direction or the second direction; and
the fourth distance being defined when the mask pattern group further includes an ion implantation pattern defining an opening of an ion implantation mask in which the second region is exposed, the fourth distance being a distance to a wall surface of the opening from the outer edge of the second region proximal to the wall surface of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,366,899

METHOD OF DETECTING A CONDITION

SPTS Technologies Limited...

1. A control method of a plasma dicing process, comprising the steps of:providing a non-metallic substrate having a plurality of designated dicing lanes;
plasma etching through the substrate along the dicing lanes;
during the plasma etching, monitoring emission of infrared radiation by at least a portion of the dicing lanes of the substrate to detect an increase in infrared radiation due to emission of infrared radiation by the dicing lanes; and
determining, prior to singulation of the substrate along the dicing lanes, that a condition associated with a final phase of the plasma dicing process exists when the increase in the infrared radiation has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,366,892

HYBRID III-V TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE SUPPLY VOLTAGES AND OFF STATE CURRENTS ON SAME CHIP

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming dual III-V semiconductor channel materials on a wafer, the method comprising the steps of:providing a wafer having a first III-V semiconductor layer on an oxide;
forming a second III-V semiconductor layer on top of the first III-V semiconductor layer, wherein the second III-V semiconductor layer comprises a different material with an electron affinity that is less than an electron affinity of the first III-V semiconductor layer;
using shallow trench isolation to define at least one first active area and at least one second active area in the wafer;
converting the first III-V semiconductor layer in the at least one second active area to an insulator using ion implantation; and
removing the second III-V semiconductor layer from the at least one first active area selective to the first III-V semiconductor layer,
wherein the first III-V semiconductor layer in the at least one first active area and the second III-V semiconductor layer in the at least one second active area serve as the dual III-V semiconductor channel materials on the wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,874

GAS DISCHARGE LAMP AND SPOTLIGHT SYSTEM COMPRISING GAS DISCHARGE LAMP

1. A gas discharge lamp comprising a cylindrical outer bulb providing an enclosure in which a burner including two electrodes each having an electrode connection is arranged, wherein the cylindrical outer bulb hermetically seals the enclosure against the outside and the cylindrical outer bulb is made from doped quartz glass containing samarium.

US Pat. No. 10,366,871

ANALYZER

ATONARP INC., Minato-ku,...

1. An analyzer comprising:an ionizer that is configured to ionize molecules to be analyzed;
a filter that is configured to selectively pass ions generated by the ionizer via a magnetic field;
a detector that is configured to detect ions that have passed the filter; and
a processing device that is configured (a) to measure a tuning gas having components with respective concentrations and provided at one or more predetermined intervals during an operation and (b) to adjust, based on the measuring, (i) an ion current of the ionizer, (ii) the magnetic field associated with the filter, (iii) and a sensitivity of the detector to detect the components and the respective concentrations of the components of the provided tuning gas.

US Pat. No. 10,366,860

HIGH ASPECT RATIO X-RAY TARGETS AND USES OF SAME

FEI Company, Hillsboro, ...

1. An x-ray target, comprising:a substrate made from a soft x-ray producing material; and
a plurality of high aspect ratio structures made from a hard x-ray producing material and arranged into one or more grids or arrays,
wherein the high aspect ratio structures in one of the one or more grids or arrays are arranged as different elements of a Hadamard matrix structure.

US Pat. No. 10,366,855

FUSE ELEMENT ASSEMBLIES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A fuse element assembly comprising:a cathode having a first end and an opposing second end; the cathode having a slit into the first end that spaces a first projecting portion from a second projecting portion, the first and second projecting portions being substantially parallel to each other and merging at a merge region; and
a fuse link extending from the merge region and beyond the second end of the cathode; and further comprising
a third projecting portion of the cathode and a fourth projecting portion of the cathode, the third and fourth projecting portions extending from the merge region toward the second end of the cathode on opposing sides of the fuse link.

US Pat. No. 10,366,846

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE IN AN ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A remote control device for an electrical device in an electrical enclosure, said electrical enclosure including a bottom wall and side walls extending at right angles to the bottom wall and delimiting a housing, an electrical device being fixed, on the bottom wall, inside the housing, said remote control device comprising:a rotary control member that is fixed onto a wall of the enclosure outside the housing at a right angle to a face of the electrical device, the rotary control member remaining at a same orientation relative to the face of the electrical device when the electrical enclosure is open and when the electrical enclosure is closed, said rotary control member being selectively movable between first and second configurations,
a transmission system that mechanically links the rotary control member to a control lever of the electrical device, said control lever movable between the first and second positions, the transmission system moving the control lever between the first and second positions based on movement of the rotary control member between the first and second configurations,
wherein:
the rotary control member is mountable on one of the side walls of the housing and is rotationally mobile,
the transmission system comprises:
a first pinion, secured in rotation with the rotary control member about a first fixed axis, at right angles to the side walls,
a second pinion, meshed with the first pinion and rotationally mobile about a second fixed axis at right angles to the first fixed axis, said second pinion being coupled mechanically with the control lever to move said control lever between the first and second positions when the second pinion is moved in rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,366,840

CAPACITOR WITH MULTIPLE ELEMENTS FOR MULTIPLE REPLACEMENT APPLICATIONS

American Radionic Company...

1. An apparatus comprising:a case having an elliptical cross-section capable of receiving a plurality of capacitive devices, one or more of the capacitive devices providing at least one capacitor having a first capacitor terminal and a second capacitor terminal, wherein a first of the plurality of capacitive devices is affixed to the case by a first bracket and a second of the plurality of capacitive devices is affixed to the case by a second bracket, wherein the first bracket includes a curved middle portion that has a shape substantially similar to a shape of an outer surface of the first of the plurality of capacitive devices, and the second bracket includes a curved middle portion that has a shape substantially similar to a shape of an outer surface of the second of the plurality of capacitive devices;
a cover assembly comprising:
a deformable cover mountable to the case,
a common cover terminal having a contact extending from the deformable cover,
at least three capacitor cover terminals, each of the at least three capacitor cover terminals having at least one contact extending from the deformable cover, wherein the deformable cover is configured to displace at least one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals upon an operative failure of at least one of the plurality of capacitive devices, and
at least four insulation structures, wherein at least one of the at least four insulation structures is associated with one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals;
a first conductor capable of electrically connecting the first capacitor terminal of a capacitor provided by one of the plurality of capacitive devices to one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals; and
a second conductor capable of electrically connecting the second capacitor terminal of the capacitor provided by the one of the plurality of capacitive devices to the common cover terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,366,839

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a capacitor body and external electrodes disposed on opposite ends of the capacitor body in a first direction, respectively; and
an interposer including an interposer body including a woven glass fiber material and external terminals disposed on opposite ends of the interposer body in the first direction, respectively,
wherein an angle between a weaving direction of the woven glass fiber material and the first direction is 0° to 10° or 80° to 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,366,837

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:an element body where a plurality of internal electrode layers and dielectric layers are alternately laminated, the internal electrode layers containing a metal M; and
an insulating layer disposed on at least one side surface of the element body, the insulating layer containing a glass composition and a ceramic composition that contains an oxide of the metal M,
wherein 5% or more of an end of the internal electrode layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer is recessed 1 ?m or more from an end of the dielectric layer near the side surface equipped with the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,836

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT STRUCTURES WITH REDUCED MICROPHONIC NOISE

KEMET Electronics Corpora...

1. An electronic structure comprising:a first conductive metal layer and a second conductive metal layer;
a first compliant non-metallic layer on said first conductive metal layer wherein said first compliant non-metallic layer comprises a gap wherein said gap is a via through said first compliant non-metallic layer and said gap is smaller than said first conductive metal layer;
an electronic component comprising a first external termination of a first polarity and a second external termination of a second polarity wherein said gap is smaller than said first external termination;
a transient liquid phase sintering adhesive in electrical contact with said first external termination and said first conductive metal layer wherein said transient liquid phase sintering adhesive extends through said gap;
wherein said electronic component is a multilayered ceramic capacitor comprising at least one floating electrode wherein said floating electrode is selected from the group consisting of an external floating electrode coplanar with at least one first electrode of said first electrodes and an internal floating electrode coplanar with at least one first electrode of said first electrodes; and
wherein said multilayered ceramic capacitor further comprises a shock absorbing conductor wherein said shock absorbing conductor has a shape selected from S shaped, and Z shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,366,834

CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A ceramic electronic component, comprising:a body including a dielectric layer and first and second internal electrodes disposed to oppose each other with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween, first and second surfaces opposing each other, third and fourth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces and opposing each other, and fifth and sixth surfaces connected to the first to fourth surfaces and opposing each other;
a first external electrode including a first electrode layer disposed on the third surface of the body and electrically connected to the first internal electrode, a first inorganic insulating layer disposed on the first electrode layer, and a first plating layer disposed on the first inorganic insulating layer;
a second external electrode including a second electrode layer disposed on the fourth surface of the body and electrically connected to the second internal electrode, a second inorganic insulating layer disposed on the second electrode layer, and a second plating layer disposed on the second inorganic insulating layer; and
a third inorganic insulating layer disposed on the first, second, fifth, and sixth surfaces of the body and connected to the first and second inorganic insulating layers,
wherein the first, second, and third inorganic insulating layers comprise at least one selected from the group of SiO2, Al2O3 and ZrO2, and the first, second, and third inorganic insulating layers have a thickness within a range from 20 nm to 150 nm, and
wherein the first and second inorganic insulating layers have an, opening formed therein, and the first and second plating layers are in direct contact with the first and second electrode layers through the opening, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,366,829

COIL ASSEMBLY FOR NON-CONTACT CHARGING

OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRON...

1. A coil assembly for non-contact charging which has a power supplying surface facing a power receiving device and is provided in a power transmission device which wirelessly transmits power to the power receiving device, the coil assembly comprising:a circuit board;
a first coil positioned directly onto the circuit board;
a second coil positioned as close as, or farther than, the first coil from the power supplying surface; and
a single magnetic body that:
is positioned farther than the second coil from the power supplying surface, overlaps with the second coil, and
does not overlap with the first coil when seen from the power supplying surface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,823

COIL COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A coil component comprising:a drum-shaped core including a winding core part, a first flange part provided at one end of the winding core part in an axial direction of the winding core part, and a second flange part provided at other end of the winding core part in the axial direction;
first and second terminal electrodes provided on the first flange part;
third and fourth terminal electrodes provided on the second flange part;
a first coil wound around the winding core part, one end of the first coil being connected to the first terminal electrode and other end of the first coil is connected to the third terminal electrode;
a second coil wound around the winding core part, one end of the second coil being connected to the second terminal electrode and other end of the second coil is connected to the fourth terminal electrode, wherein
the first and second coils include a winding part at which the first and second coils are substantially regularly wound around the winding core part, a first drawing part positioned between the winding part and the first flange part, and a second drawing part positioned between the winding part and the second flange part,
the first and second coils cross each other at the first drawing part,
the first coil is constituted by two or more wires, and
the second coil is constituted by a single wire; and
third and fourth coils wound around the winding core part, wherein
the third and fourth coils include a winding part at which the third and fourth coils are substantially regularly wound around the winding core part, a first drawing part positioned between the winding part and the first flange part, and a second drawing part positioned between the winding part and the second flange part,
the third and fourth coils cross each other at the second drawing part,
the third coil is constituted by two or more wires, and
the fourth coil is constituted by a single wire.

US Pat. No. 10,366,804

CONDUCTIVE RESIN COMPOSITION AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel; and
a frame having conductivity, in which the display panel is mounted,
wherein
the frame is formed of a conductive resin composition,
the conductive resin composition comprises:
a resin comprising a polyester copolymer resin, and
carbon nanotube (CNT), and
the polyester copolymer resin comprises at least one of polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate glycol.

US Pat. No. 10,366,803

METAL OXIDE THIN FILM, METHOD FOR DEPOSITING METAL OXIDE THIN FILM AND DEVICE COMPRISING METAL OXIDE THIN FILM

Plansee SE, Reutte (AT)

1. A metal oxide thin film, comprising a film formed of ?-MoO3 having a monoclinic ?-MoO3 crystal structure and including at least one doping element selected from the group consisting of Re, Mn, and Ru.

US Pat. No. 10,366,798

GARMENT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION SHIELDED POCKET

1. A garment that shields a wearer from electromagnetic radiation, the garment comprising:at least one first fabric forming a wearable garment, the at least one first fabric comprising a non-metallized fabric;
at least one pocketed area formed from a second fabric, the at least one pocketed area having at least a front side and a back side and defining an interior with the at least one pocketed area being coupled to the at least one first fabric;
a closure mechanism for selectively sealing an opening of the at least one pocketed area;
wherein the second fabric is configured to attenuate emission of electromagnetic radiation from the at least one pocketed area;
wherein the at least one pocketed area is lined with the second fabric; and
wherein the second fabric comprises about 70% to about 90% of a polyamide and about 10% to about 35% of an elastomer, with the second fabric being plated in silver, the silver having a purity of about 90% to about 99%.

US Pat. No. 10,366,795

LONG-LIFE HIGH-EFFICIENCY NEUTRON GENERATOR

Starfire Industries LLC, ...

1. An extended lifetime system for generating neutrons comprising:an external enclosure;
an insulating dielectric contained within the external enclosure;
a high voltage power supply;
a target at a target location capable of being loaded with hydrogen isotopes selected from the group consisting of: deuterium and tritium;
an ion source assembly configured to supply a beam of ions, the ion source assembly comprising:
a vessel comprising a wall made from an insulator material and having a plasma source cavity containing a plasma source from which a plasma is generated;
an anode electrode, connected to the high voltage power supply, the anode electrode being configured to bias the plasma;
an external applicator that is:
electrically connected to an excitation signal source, and
configured to deposit electromagnetic energy into the plasma source cavity through electromagnetic fields passing through the wall made from an insulator material,
wherein the external applicator is selected from the group consisting of an RF antenna and a microwave launcher,
wherein an insulating gap comprising the insulating dielectric separates the external applicator and the plasma source cavity; and
a target electrode electrically coupled to the target
wherein the high voltage power supply is configured to deliver a voltage between the anode electrode and the target electrode between 10 kV and 500 kV.

US Pat. No. 10,366,794

RISK PROFILING USING PORTAL BASED SCANNERS

GlobalTrak, LLC, Sterlin...

1. A hierarchical scanning system for monitoring shipping containers within a transportation system having one or more shipping cranes, the system comprising:a portal-based scanner, wherein the portal-based scanner is deployed on a structure which handles shipping containers during short term events; wherein the portal-based scanner comprises a sensor to detect the presence of a shipping container; further wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to scan and detect container anomalies; wherein the portal-based scanner is attached to a shipping crane;
a data fusion center, wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive data detected by the portal-based scanner; further wherein the data fusion center is further configured to collect and consolidate information from a plurality of additional portal-based scanners;
a first receiver, wherein the first receiver is configured to receive data from the portal-based scanner;
a processing element for identifying anomalies;
a decision module for generating an alert message containing data regarding identified anomalies; and
a first transmitter, wherein the first transmitter is configured to transmit an alert signal comprising the alert message;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to receive initial manifest data regarding the shipping container;
further wherein the initial manifest data comprises data regarding the container inventory and the container itinerary;
wherein the portal-based scanner is configured to gather data about the container in a short-term interaction and to transmit the data to the data fusion center;
wherein the data fusion center is configured to create a risk profile for the container based on data collected during the short-term interaction;
wherein the processing element is configured to compare the risk profile to at least one risk profile from a previous short-term interaction to identify anomalies.

US Pat. No. 10,366,790

PATIENT SAFETY PROCESSOR

Lawrence A. Lynn, Columb...

1. A patient monitoring system for monitoring, in real time, a plurality of patients in a hospital system to detect the development of sepsis cascades and for identifying the patients developing the sepsis cascade, the system comprising:a plurality of local patient safety monitors, each of the plurality of local patient safety monitors configured to receive physiological measurements from at least one of a pulse oximeter or a blood pressure monitor for the plurality of patients,
a central patient safety monitor remote from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, the central patient safety monitor having a processor and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:
receive the physiological measurements from the plurality of local patient safety monitors, and store the physiological measures in an electronic medical record;
receive the electronic medical records relating to the plurality of patients;
convert the electronic medical record into trend data, wherein the trend data is sequential, and wherein the trend data comprises information indicative of trends in physiologic parameters and laboratory data over time;
detect relational trends based on the trend data, the relational trends comprising positive or negative trends;
continuously search for and detect a sepsis cascade pattern associated with the relational trends occurring in at least one of the plurality of patients;
identify the at least one patient generating a sepsis cascade pattern detected in the continuous search;
automatically trigger, in response to the identification of the sepsis cascade pattern, generation of a real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern at the central patient safety monitor;
compare the sepsis cascade pattern to a pattern definition to determine one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern; and
output the real-time image of the sepsis cascade pattern, an indication of the one or more characteristics of the sepsis cascade pattern, and the identity of the at least one patient to at least a display device of the central patient safety monitor by
generating a graphical display having viewing regions corresponding to physiologic systems of the patient, wherein the viewing regions include at least an inflammatory region, wherein the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade pattern is displayed such that the sepsis cascade pattern is viewable spreading over time within at least the inflammation region, and generating indications of the one or more characteristics of the cascade pattern on the graphical display, and
configuring the viewing regions so that sepsis cascade pattern is displayed as spreading within and/or across the viewing regions as the severity of the cascade patterns progress over time, such that the sepsis cascade is viewable progressively spreading over time from the origin of the sepsis cascade to the termination of the sepsis cascade, and the viewing regions are configured so that the sepsis cascade spreads along at least one axis and at least partially across the graphical display over time.

US Pat. No. 10,366,785

CONTROL METHOD, INFORMATION TERMINAL, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DETERMINATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for controlling an information terminal including a display, the information terminal being connected to a case retrieval system that retrieves a medical image by referring to a medical image database, the method comprising:(a) receiving a first medical image including a plurality of pixels;
(b) calculating, if a lesion included in the first medical image is a texture lesion, a probability value indicating a probability that each of the plurality of pixels of the first medical image is included in a lesion area by inputting a pixel value of the pixel and pixel values of surrounding pixels of the pixel to an identification device for identifying a predetermined lesion area indicating the texture lesion, the texture lesion being a lesion including one of a plurality of particular shadow patterns;
(c) displaying, on the display, a second medical image obtained by superimposing a candidate area and a modification area of the candidate area upon the first medical image, the candidate area being determined on the basis of a pixel whose probability value is larger than a first threshold among the plurality of pixels, the modification area being determined on the basis of a pixel whose probability value is within a probability range among the plurality of pixels, the probability range including the first threshold;
(d) detecting an input from a user on the second medical image displayed on the display; and
(e) displaying a third medical image obtained by superimposing the lesion area upon the first medical image, the lesion area being determined by modifying the candidate area on the basis of the input from the user and the modification area.

US Pat. No. 10,366,778

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING CONTENT BASED ON BIO-SIGNALS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of processing content based on at least one bio-signal, the method comprising:outputting a content including at least one from among audio content and image content;
acquiring information related to the at least one bio-signal of a user with respect to the content;
determining a parameter for processing of the content, based on the acquired information related to the at least one bio-signal;
processing the content, based on the determined parameter;
outputting the processed content;
determining a concentration level of the user based on the at least one bio-signal;
obtaining information related to the content while the determined concentration level of the user is less than a reference point; and
providing to the user the obtained information related to the content if the concentration level of the user is greater than or equal to the reference point, or according to a user's input.

US Pat. No. 10,366,775

MEMORY DEVICE USING LEVELS OF DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS FOR WRITING A DATA WORD THAT FAILED A WRITE OPERATION

SPIN MEMORY, INC., Fremo...

1. A memory device comprising:a memory array of memory cells, wherein the memory array is configured to store a data word at one of a plurality of memory addresses;
a first level dynamic redundancy buffer comprising data storage elements; and
a pipeline coupled to the memory array and the first level dynamic redundancy buffer, wherein the pipeline is configured to:
write a data word into the memory array at a selected one of the plurality of memory addresses;
verify the data word written into the memory array to determine whether the data word was successfully written by the write;
responsive to a determination that the data word was not successfully written by the write, writing the data word and the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses into the first level dynamic redundancy buffer; and
attempt to re-write the data word stored in the first level dynamic redundancy buffer into the memory array at the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,366,774

DEVICE WITH DYNAMIC REDUNDANCY REGISTERS

Spin Memory, Inc., Fremo...

1. A method of writing data into a memory device, the method comprising:writing a data word into a memory bank at a selected one of a plurality of memory addresses, wherein the memory bank comprises a plurality of spin-transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) memory cells, wherein each memory cell is arranged to store a data word at one of a plurality of memory addresses;
verifying the data word written into the memory bank to determine whether the data word was successfully written thereto; and
responsive to a determination that the data word was not successfully written, performing:
writing the data word and the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses into a first level dynamic redundancy register; and
re-writing the data word stored in the first level dynamic redundancy register into the memory bank at the selected one of the plurality of memory addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,366,769

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING METHOD FOR FAST AND SLOW CELLS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A programming method of a nonvolatile memory device, the method comprising the steps of:a first programming loop including applying a first verifying voltage to word lines of a plurality of first memory cells for being programmed in a first programming state of a first target threshold voltage and detecting, based on threshold voltages from among the plurality of first memory cells, a first fast memory cell and a first slow memory cell;
a second programming loop including applying a first program pulse to the first fast memory cell and the first slow memory cell, and applying a second program pulse to the first slow memory cell and a plurality of second memory cells, a voltage level of the second program pulse of the second program loop being greater than a voltage level of the first program pulse of the second program loop; and
a third programming loop, and
wherein the plurality of second memory cells have a target threshold voltage greater than the first target threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,366,758

STORAGE DEVICE AND STORAGE METHOD

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A storage device, comprising:a write circuit;
a data memory circuit configured to include a pair of first flash memory cells to be read by a complementary read mode, where complementary 1-bit data is stored in the pair of first flash memory cells by the write circuit; and
a status memory circuit configured to include a plurality of second flash memory cells to be read by a reference read mode, where a status flag is stored in the flash memory cell by the write circuit,
wherein the write circuit is configured to write the complementary 1-bit data to each of the pair of first flash memory cells, and to write the status flag of a same value to each respective second flash memory cell, the status flag indicating a data write status of the first flash memory cells, and
wherein the storage device further comprises a determination circuit configured to determine a value of the status flag by comparing a sum current of currents flowing through the plurality of second flash memory cells with a reference current.

US Pat. No. 10,366,753

CORRELATED ELECTRON SWITCH PROGRAMMABLE FABRIC

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method, comprising:selectively connecting or disconnecting one or more portions of an integrated circuit to one or more other portions of the integrated circuit at least in part by selectively applying a programming voltage to one or more correlated electron switch devices to cause a transition in the one or more correlated electron switch devices from a first impedance state to a second impedance state, wherein the one or more correlated electron switch devices are respectively positioned between one or more electrodes of a first metallization layer and one or more electrodes of a second metallization layer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,741

BIT PROCESSING

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. Circuitry comprising:a set of bit processing circuitries to apply two or more successive instances of bitwise processing to an ordered bit array;
each bit processing circuitry for a given bit position within the ordered bit array comprising:
bit shifting circuitry to selectively apply a bit shift of a respective input bit to a next bit processing circuitry in a first direction relative to the ordered bit array, in response to an active state of a bit shift control signal, the bit shifting circuitry not applying the bit shift in response to an inactive state of the bit shift control signal; and
bit shift control circuitry to selectively allow or inhibit a bit shifting operation in response to one or more inhibit control signals;
in which:
the bit shift control circuitry is configured to selectively propagate an output inhibit control signal, indicating that a bit shifting operation should be inhibited, as an inhibit control signal to bit processing circuitry applying a next instance of the bitwise processing at the given bit position, in dependence upon the bit shift control signal and the one or more inhibit control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,366,724

STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE, STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A STORAGE DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A storage control device comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
dividing a plurality of storage regions of a storage device into a plurality of groups such that each group includes one or more sectors, each sector being an access unit of the storage device and including one or more storage regions of the plurality of storage regions,
upon detection of an error in reading data from a first storage region of the storage device, determine the first storage region to be an error region at which the error has occurred, and set a first sector including the error region as a defective sector by setting a defective flag in the first sector without storing address information of the first sector into the memory,
store, into the memory, error-flag information associated with each of the plurality of groups and indicating whether the error region is included in each of the plurality of groups,
upon reception of a request to reference information on an error that has occurred in the storage device, identify a first group including the error region, from among the plurality of groups based on the error-flag information that is stored in the memory in association with each of the plurality of groups,
read, from the storage device, the one or more sectors included in the identified first group, and
identify the defective sector and the error region included in the defective sector by detecting the defective flag set in the defective sector of the read one or more sectors.

US Pat. No. 10,366,703

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AUDIO SIGNAL INCLUDING SHOCK NOISE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of processing an audio signal in a terminal device, the method comprising:acquiring an audio signal of a frequency domain for a current frame;
dividing a frequency band into a plurality of sections;
acquiring energies of a first section and a second section from among the plurality of sections;
determining whether the audio signal of the current frame includes noise based on an energy difference between the first section and the second section; and
applying a suppression gain to the audio signal of the current frame and outputting the audio signal of the current frame applied the suppression gain, based on a result of determining,
wherein the first section and the second section are non-overlapped in the frequency band, and
wherein at least one of the first section and the second section is determined as a shock noise section based on the energy difference.

US Pat. No. 10,366,683

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT PLAYING DEVICE

UTSUWA INC., Kyoto (JP)

1. A percussion-instrument playing apparatus comprising:a main body to be detachably fixed in front of or above a percussion instrument having, in a front surface or an upper surface, a striking surface, the main body including two fixing portions to be detachably fixed to both sides of the striking surface of the percussion instrument and an arm attachment member that bridges a space between the two fixing portions, and the arm attachment member facing the striking surface with a predetermined space from the striking surface when the two fixing portions are respectively fixed to both sides of the striking surface of the percussion instrument;
an arm supporter fixed to the arm attachment member;
one or more arms each having one end fixed to the arm supporter;
an arm head detachably fixed to the other end of the arm; and
a drive unit for driving the one or more arms under electronic control,
wherein the arm head of each of the one or more arms strikes the same striking surface of the percussion instrument to cause sounds to be emitted from the percussion instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,366,680

ANTI-LOOSENING DEVICE FOR DRUM TENSION BOLT

HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD., ...

1. An anti-loosening device for a drum tension bolt that is configured to be attached to a tension bolt for adjusting tension of a drumhead, the anti-loosening device comprising a main body configured to be in contact with a drum when attached to the tension bolt, whereinthe main body includes
a fitting hole, into which a bolt head of the tension bolt is to be fitted, and
a holding section, which is configured to laterally hold the tension bolt, and
the holding section is configured to open about a center line of the fitting hole and elastically grip the bolt head of the tension bolt, and wherein
the holding section includes
a flexible section, which extends in a thickness direction of the main body, and
a jaw, which projects from a distal end of the flexible section toward the center line of the fitting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,366,671

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF VBO SIGNAL AND DISPLAY TERMINAL

HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A method for controlling transmission of a V-By-One (VBO) signal for use in a display terminal, wherein the display terminal comprises a mainboard and a Tcon board which use a VBO interface for communications, and the method comprises:after the display terminal is powered on, performing multiple interactions between the Tcon board and the mainboard according to a VBO signal transmission protocol, wherein each of the interactions comprises a handshake and transmission of the VBO signal from the mainboard to the Tcon board after the handshake is completed;
after each of the interactions, acquiring, by the Tcon board, a timing control signal by parsing valid image data of the VBO signal transmitted from the mainboard, and if the timing control signal acquired after a present number of handshakes successively satisfies a preset condition, then stopping proceeding with a next interaction, wherein the preset condition is used to identify whether timing control signals which are successively acquired are identical to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,366,669

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a processor configured to generate a plurality of encoded frame images, including a first encoded frame image, to be provided to the display; and
a display driving circuit including an image-process circuit, a memory, and at least one decoder, the image-process circuit being downstream of the memory,
the display driving circuit being configured to drive the display using the first encoded frame image provided from the processor,
wherein the display driving circuit is further configured to:
receive the first encoded frame image, provided from the processor, and store the first encoded frame image in the memory;
generate a first decoded frame image by decoding the first encoded frame image after receiving and storing the first encoded frame image,
generate a first image-processed frame image by image-processing the first decoded frame image after generating the first decoded frame image,
cause to display, through the display, the first image-processed frame image as a first frame,
generate a second encoded frame image by encoding the first image-processed frame image, and store the second encoded frame image in the memory,
generate a second decoded frame image by decoding the second encoded frame image after storing the second encoded frame image,
after generating the second decoded frame image, cause to display the second decoded frame image as a second frame through the display, without image-processing the second decoded frame image, while the processor is in a low-power state.

US Pat. No. 10,366,666

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel configured to include a plurality of pixels arranged at intersections of data lines and gate lines;
a source driver integrated circuit (IC) disposed on one side surface of the display panel and configured to apply a data voltage to the data lines;
a gate driver IC disposed on one of two side surfaces of the display panel that are adjacent to the one side surface of the display panel and configured to apply a gate driving voltage to the gate lines; and
a controller configured to receive, as a feedback signal, information on a gate driving voltage, applied to at least one pixel on a gate line from among the gate lines, detect a distortion of the gate driving voltage applied to the at least one pixel of the gate line based on the feedback signal, identify a degree of the distortion of the gate driving voltage, increase a level of the gate driving voltage applied to the gate lines according to the identified degree of the distortion for compensating the detected distortion of the gate driving voltage, and apply the increased gate driving voltage to the gate lines,
wherein the at least one pixel is located at a position farthest away from the gate driver IC on the gate line.

US Pat. No. 10,366,650

DISPLAY APPARATUS, CHASSIS THEREOF, AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel configured to display an image; and
a rear chassis arranged at a rear side of the display panel, the rear chassis comprising a back plate forming a back surface of the rear chassis, an upper frame coupled to an upper end of the back plate, and a lower frame coupled to a lower end of the back plate,
wherein the back plate is curved so that lateral sides thereof protrude forward, and
wherein the upper frame and the lower frame are deformed to have a curved shape when the upper frame and the lower frame are directly fastened to the curved back plate so as to form the rear chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,366,646

DEVICES INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND BUFFERS, AND METHODS OF OPERATING DEVICES INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND BUFFERS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a logic circuit configured to receive and buffer image data, and to output the image data that is buffered to a display;
first and second frame buffers, the first frame buffer connected to the logic circuit through a first line comprising a first length, and the second frame buffer connected to the logic circuit through a second line comprising a second length longer than the first length; and
conversion circuitry configured to convert the image data into conversion data and to provide the conversion data to the first and second frame buffers,
wherein the image data comprises first image data comprising first and second bit sets different from each other and second image data comprising third and fourth bit sets different from each other,
wherein the conversion circuitry is configured to receive the image data and to convert the image data into first conversion data comprising the first bit set and the third bit set, and into second conversion data comprising the second bit set and the fourth bit set,
wherein the first conversion data is stored in the first frame buffer, and
wherein the second conversion data is stored in the second frame buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,366,620

LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF STORED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of teaching a user to facilitate communications, which comprises:receiving, by a communication link from a user device, a plurality of electronic communications, wherein the plurality of electronic communications comprise one or more of a phone call, an email, a text message, a social media post, a video interaction, a facsimile transmission, a web interaction, a chat, and a voice over IP;
routing, by the communication link to one or more processors, the plurality of electronic communications;
conducting, by the one or more processors, a linguistic analysis of the plurality of electronic communications, wherein the linguistic analysis comprises analysis of personality type criteria and linguistic factors obtained from mining data from the plurality of electronic communications, and wherein the analysis of the linguistic factors comprises a determination of whether certain words or phrases are present in the plurality of electronic communications by accessing a database storing the certain words or phrases;
generating, by the one or more processors, a personality profile based on the personality type criteria and the linguistic factors for the contact;
generating, by the one or more processors, recommendations to improve communications with the contact based on the personality profile of the contact;
transmitting, by the one or more processors to a user device through a computer application, the generated recommendations;
receiving, by the one or more processors from the user device, a draft communication;
determining that the draft communication complies with the generated recommendations; and
generating an influence score that predicts how the contact will respond to the draft communication.

US Pat. No. 10,366,614

SYSTEM FOR PREEMPTIVELY NAVIGATING DRIVERS TO AN EVENT LOCATION TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS UPON COMPLETION OF THE EVENT

GT Gettaxi Limited, Lima...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processing device of a first server device, an event to be attended by a plurality of users of a taxi service;
determining, by the processing device, a location of the event;
estimating, by the processing device, an end time of the event;
responsive to determining an expected demand for transportation from the location of the event, generating, based on the expected demand, a schedule for directing a plurality of driver computing devices to arrive at the location of the event prior to receipt of passenger requests to be paired with the plurality of driver computing devices;
prior to the end time of the event, transmitting, by the processing device to the plurality of driver computing devices based on the schedule, navigational data to direct the plurality of driver computing devices to navigate to the location of the event to transport passengers;
subsequent to transmitting the navigational data, communicating with an event information source of a second server device during the event to obtain updated information regarding how much time is remaining prior to the end time of the event;
responsive to receiving the updated information during the event from the event information source of the second server device, generating, based on the updated information, an updated schedule; and
directing the plurality of driver computing devices to the location of the event based on the updated schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,366,613

PATH PREDICTION DEVICE AND PATH PREDICTION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A path prediction device that predicts a traveling path of a first vehicle based on a current position of the first vehicle, the path prediction device comprising:a storage unit configured to store, based on information collected from a plurality of vehicles including the first vehicle, traveling path information indicating information associated with paths where the respective vehicles have traveled, and is configured to store the number of traveling times of the first vehicle at a plurality of local areas; and
a processor configured to perform the functions of:
a positional information acquisition unit that acquires a first position indicating the current position of the first vehicle; and
a path prediction unit that predicts the traveling path of the first vehicle based on a use ratio of first path information indicating paths of the first vehicle and second path information indicating paths of second vehicles other than the first vehicle among the traveling path information stored in the storage unit, wherein
the processor is further configured to:
determine an amount of the first path information used in the use ratio, which is used to predict the traveling path, based on a past traveling record of the first vehicle at the first position, and
set the amount of the first path information used in the use ratio used for predicting the traveling path to be higher as the number of traveling times of the first vehicle at a local area corresponding to the first position becomes larger.

US Pat. No. 10,366,610

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED AT VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vehicle control device, comprising:a communication unit configured to receive parking registration information including one or more parking-available spaces registered in a server;
a camera that is configured to capture an outside image of a vehicle in real time;
a display that is configured to present the outside image of the vehicle in real time; and
a controller that is configured to:
detect a virtual parking-available space that corresponds to an actual parking-available space in an area captured in the outside image based on the received parking registration information,
generate parking space information based on the virtual parking-available space,
provide the parking space information to the display to overlay the parking space information over the outside image on the display,
in response to a user input for accessing a parking space setting menu, provide a graphical user interface to the display, the graphical user interface including at least one of a first item to receive first information regarding a parking-available space, a second item to receive second information regarding a parking-available time for the parking-available space, or a third item to receive third information regarding a parking fee for the parking-available space, and
register, via the communication unit, the parking-available space as a new parking-available space in the server based on a user input received via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,607

VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A vehicle comprising:a display;
a communication module;
a memory; and
one or more processors configured to:
receive, through the communication module, traffic information from an external device,
generate driving guide information of the vehicle based on driving data of the vehicle corresponding to a preset period, which is stored in the memory and the traffic information, and
display, through the display, the generated driving guide information guiding to pass traffic lights or to wait at an intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,366,594

OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION FACILITY EMISSIONS SENSING AND ALERTING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Mountain Optech, Inc., L...

1. An emission detection system for an enclosed combustion device stack having a lower portion with an enclosed combustion device stack burner and a primary gas intake line, and an upper portion with a stack exit port, the detection system comprising:a sampling line having a first end exposed to a combusted gas passing through the stack exit port, the sampling line configured to receive an undiluted gas sample from the stack exit port;
an electrostatic particulate matter sensor coupled to a second end of the sampling line, the second end positioned lower than and downstream of the first end, the electrostatic particulate matter sensor positioned and configured to analyze the undiluted gas sample; and
an exhaust outlet coupled to and downstream of the electrostatic particulate matter sensor, the exhaust outlet configured to receive the undiluted gas sample from the electrostatic particulate matter sensor and feed the undiluted gas sample to the primary gas intake line upstream of the enclosed combustion device stack burner; wherein
the combusted gas comprises a first pressure;
the primary gas intake line comprises primary gas at a second pressure different from the first pressure; and
the sampling line, the electrostatic particulate matter sensor, the second pressure, and the exhaust outlet are configured to passively move the undiluted gas sample from the stack exit port to the electrostatic particulate matter sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,366,592

BEACON DETECTION SYSTEM FOR LOCATING MISSING PERSONS

Vector Flight LLC, San F...

1. A computer implemented method of determining a location of a search subject, comprising:accessing search data comprising broadcast Wi-Fi signals and associated geographic location coordinates of a search vehicle travelling in a geographic search area for a search subject, the vehicle carrying a Wi-Fi radio capable of broadcasting one or more SSIDs and receiving connection requests for the one or more SSIDs;
determining at least a possible connection request from the beacon signals, the connection request associated with a mobile device associated with a search subject; and
filtering the data to determine whether the connection request is from the mobile device associated with the search subject; and
outputting search information to a search agent, the search information including a location of at least the connection request, the location based on a position of the search vehicle in the geographic search area.

US Pat. No. 10,366,574

GAME APPARATUS, GAME METHOD AND GAME PROGRAM

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINM...

1. A game apparatus comprising:a symbol arrangement device configured to arrange a plurality of symbols which are different in type from among each other;
a change condition determination device configured to determine, based at least in part on at least a part of the plurality of symbols arranged by the symbol arrangement device, whether or not there is satisfied at least an area change condition for changing a range of a symbol-arranging area on which the plurality of symbols can be arranged by the symbol arrangement device;
an area range changing device configured to change the range of the symbol-arranging area in case that the change condition determination device determined that there is satisfied the area change condition; and
a specific reward granting device configured to grant a specific reward in cases that there is satisfied at least a specific range condition that the range of the symbol-arranging area is changed by the area range changing device into a specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,366,572

CASINO GAMING MACHINES AND SKILL GAMES HAVING ADDED STOCHASTIC INPUT

SYNERGY BLUE, LLC, Palm ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:providing a regulated gaming machine, the regulated gaming machine comprising at least one processor, a display and a user interface;
providing, in the regulated gaming machine, a game configured for execution by the at least one processor and configured such that skilled players most often achieve greater success in the game than comparatively less-skilled players, the game being configured to generate a plurality of in-game assets on the display of the regulated gaming machine, the plurality of in-game assets being configured such that interaction therewith by players during game play selectively triggers wagers;
receiving, via the user-interface of the regulated gaming machine, player inputs to interact with at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets;
before the received player inputs are used by the processor to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets, introducing, by the processor, random perturbations in at least one characteristic of the received player inputs, the random perturbations being configured such that the selectively triggered wagers, in the aggregate, reward both the skilled players and the less-skilled players according to a predetermined target Return-to-Player (RTP) percentage for the game;
using the randomly-perturbed user inputs to interact with the at least one of the generated plurality of in-game assets to generate outcomes;
displaying the generated outcomes on the display of the regulated gaming machine; and
generating and providing rewards to the players depending upon the generated outcomes according to the predetermined target RTP percentage for the game.

US Pat. No. 10,366,563

ELECTRONIC TABLE GAME POKER SYSTEM AND METHODS

Fresh Idea Global Limited...

1. A gaming table system, comprising:one or more electronic gaming tables configured to provide live wager-based table games having a live dealer and physical game items, each of the one or more electronic gaming tables including a physical surface adapted for play of the live wager-based table games, a table controller adapted to control electronic gaming table functions, and a table communication interface coupled to the table controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the table controller and one or more other gaming table system components;
a plurality of gaming terminals, each of the plurality of gaming terminals including a terminal controller configured to facilitate play by a live player thereat of the live wager-based table games and a terminal communication interface coupled to the terminal controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the terminal controller and one or more other gaming table system components; and
a system server located remotely from and in communication with the one or more electronic gaming tables and the plurality of gaming terminals, the system server configured to facilitate provision of the live wager-based table games,
wherein said gaming table system is configured to administer a first live table game involving an initial shared hand that is shared by multiple live players playing the first live table game, wherein each of the multiple live players are permitted to input different live game decisions independently regarding discarding physical playing items from the initial shared hand, and wherein outcomes of the first live table game include final hands that vary by player depending upon the different live game decisions made by the multiple live players;
wherein the initial shared hand includes an initial set of playing cards,
wherein said gaming table system is configured to administer an additional predetermined number of playing cards to provide a first replacement set of playing cards for potential replacement of the playing cards in the initial shared hand, and
wherein the dealing of both the initial set of playing cards and the first replacement set of playing cards takes place prior to any live game decisions made by the multiple live players.

US Pat. No. 10,366,547

CLOUD-BASED FUEL QUALITY RECORDING AND FUEL STATION SELECTION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF UTILIZING SAME

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method, comprising:receiving fuel information from a remote device corresponding to one or more fueling stations in proximity to a vehicle;
upon the vehicle travelling to a selected one of the one or more fueling stations, communicating directly with the selected one of the one or more fueling stations, comprising sending a recommended fuel grade to the selected one of the one or more refueling stations and receiving therefrom available fuel grades, and setting a flag to a value based upon a fuel grade of fuel used to refuel the vehicle at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations;
capturing location information for at least one of the vehicle and the selected one of the one or more fueling stations;
subsequent to refueling at the selected one of the one or more fueling stations and after having travelled at least a predetermined distance from the selected one of the one or more fueling stations, determining fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle;
sending the flag, the determined fuel information of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle, and the captured location information to the remote device,
wherein the received fuel information corresponding to the one or more fueling stations and the determined fuel information for the fuel used to refuel the vehicle comprise at least one of fuel quality information and research octane number (RON) information,
wherein the method further comprises updating, by the remote device, a fuel station database with the determined fuel information and the captured location information if the value of the flag indicates that the fuel grade of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle matches a recommended fuel grade for the vehicle, and not updating the fuel station database with the determined fuel information and the captured location information if the value of the flag indicates that the fuel grade of the fuel used to refuel the vehicle does not match the recommended fuel grade for the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,366,546

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATIONS-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT

IPS GROUP INC., San Dieg...

1. A method of operating a meter, the method comprising:receiving a tag identification information from an RFID tag, wherein the tag identification information is associated with a unique physical location at which a removable meter unit is placed;
transmitting the tag identification information to a remote data manager after detecting a change in proximity between the RFID tag and the removable meter unit;
receiving, from the data manager, information indicative of configuration information comprising one or more operating parameters; and
updating the configuration information with the removable meter unit;
wherein the tag is permanently affixed to a location housing that is fixedly placed at the physical location and the location housing is configured to mate with the removable meter unit.

US Pat. No. 10,366,542

AUDIO PROCESSING FOR VIRTUAL OBJECTS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIRTUAL VISUAL SPACE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the memory comprising machine-readable instructions, that when executed cause the apparatus to:display a sound-source virtual visual object in a three-dimensional virtual visual space; and
display a multiplicity of interconnecting virtual visual objects in the three-dimensional virtual visual space, wherein at least some of the multiplicity of interconnecting virtual visual objects interconnect visually the sound-source virtual visual object and a user-controlled virtual visual object,
wherein a visual appearance of each interconnecting virtual visual object, is dependent upon one or more characteristics of a sound object associated with the sound-source virtual visual object to which the interconnecting virtual visual object is interconnected, and
wherein audio processing of the sound object to produce a rendered sound object depends on user-interaction with the user-controlled virtual visual object and user-controlled interconnection of interconnecting virtual visual objects between sound-source virtual visual objects and the user-controlled virtual visual object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,541

VEHICLE BACKUP SAFETY MAPPING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a display;
vehicle position sensors;
a rear-view camera; and
a processor to:
generate a three-dimensional model of space behind the vehicle based on images from the rear-view camera;
track a location of the vehicle and the field of view of the rear-view camera in relation to the three-dimensional model of the space behind the vehicle based on measurements from the vehicle position sensors;
generate an overlay based on the three-dimensional model, the overlay including representation of objects not in a present field of view of the rear-view camera; and
display, on the display, the images from the rear-view camera and the overlay.

US Pat. No. 10,366,539

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR REPORTING BASED ON ELAPSE TIME AND POSITIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN 3-D OBJECTS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus to display a three-dimensional space in which a first virtual object and a second object are present, the information processing apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
determining a positional relationship between the first virtual object and the second object in the three-dimensional space; and
reporting, based on a determination result obtained by the determining, that a distance between the first virtual object and the second object is less than or equal to a predetermined value,
wherein after a previous report has been reported, the reporting does not report before a predetermined time elapses since the previous report and reports if the distance becomes less than or equal to the predetermined value again after the predetermined time has elapsed since the previous report.

US Pat. No. 10,366,533

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image processing device comprising at least one processor configured to:acquire a first three-dimensional model regarding a subject;
set a plurality of first control points on the first three-dimensional model;
acquire mesh data of a mesh image of a region of clothing extracted from a captured image including the subject wearing the clothing, the acquired mesh data comprising a plurality of vertexes;
acquire a plurality of second three-dimensional models by modifying a direction, a posture, and/or a body type of the first three-dimensional model;
generate modified mesh data for each respective one of the plurality of second three-dimensional models based on an amount of movement from each of the plurality of first control points set on the first three-dimensional model, to each respective one of a plurality of second control points, respectively corresponding to the plurality of first control points, on the respective one of the plurality of second three-dimensional models; and
generate a plurality of images of the clothing using the captured image and the modified mesh data, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to:
calculate, as an influence degree for each of a plurality of respective first control point-vertex combinations, a distance between the first control point and the vertex of the respective combination in a total region of a region of the first three-dimensional model and a region of the clothing represented by the mesh data in a case in which the modified mesh data is superimposed on the first three-dimensional model to represent a state in which the subject wears the clothing; and
acquire boundary information indicating a boundary of the region of the clothing, the boundary being designated on the region of the clothing, and each distance is based on the shortest path which does not cross the boundary indicated by the boundary information.

US Pat. No. 10,366,532

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PATH RENDERING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of rendering an object comprising a path formed by a primitive, the method comprising:executing, by one or more processors, operations comprising:
generating a tree corresponding to spaces partitioned by the primitive, wherein the primitive includes a part of the path or an extension of a line of the path;
selecting a pixel from the partitioned spaces;
acquiring a winding number of the selected pixel by detecting the tree, wherein the winding number corresponds to a leaf node of the tree comprising plurality of pixels, and
determining whether to perform rendering with respect to the selected pixel based on the acquired winding number.

US Pat. No. 10,366,529

RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

Live2D Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium recording a program for causing at least one computer, capable of generating a left-eye rendered image and a right-eye rendered image for binocular stereopsis which are associated with 3D representations of an object indicated by image groups each including a plurality of parts of 2D images by using the image groups to perform at least one of movement and deformation of each part included in the image groups, to execute:processing of sequentially deciding rendering directions in which the object is rendered in the rendered images;
processing of determining a moving direction determined by transition of the rendering directions sequentially decided in the processing of sequentially deciding;
processing of differentiating the rendering direction, in which at least some parts of the image groups used to generate the rendered images are changed to different parts, in accordance with the moving direction determined in the processing of determining; and
processing of changing a plurality of parts included in the image groups used to generate the rendered images, based on a result of the processing of differentiating,
wherein if parts included in the image group used for the left-eye rendered image are different from parts included in the image group used for the right-eye rendered image, the processing of changing changes the parts included in the image group used for one of the rendered images to be the same as the parts included in the image group used for the other rendered image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,527

THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE RENDERING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) image rendering method comprising:determining a first virtual ray that propagates through a first pixel of a display panel and a first candidate view field included in a viewing zone based on a first refractive index of a first medium that is disposed between the display panel and an optical layer in a 3D display apparatus and a second refractive index of a second medium that is disposed outside the 3D display apparatus;
determining a first intersection point between the determined first virtual ray and the optical layer; and
determining a second virtual ray that propagates through the first pixel of the display panel and a second candidate view field included in the viewing zone based on the first refractive index and the second refractive index;
determining a second intersection point between the determined second virtual ray and the optical layer:
calculating a first distance between the first intersection point and an optical element of the optical layer closest to the first intersection point and a second distance between the second intersection point and an optical element of the optical layer closest to the second intersection point; and
assigning a pixel value to the first pixel based on a comparison between the first distance and the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,366,526

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING REPRESENTATIVE IMAGES

DUELIGHT LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A mobile computing device comprising:a display unit configured to display a user interface;
a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the display unit, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
configure a first relationship between each of two or more images;
cause the display unit to display a photo montage including the two or more images;
receive a notification indicating a new orientation for the photo montage; and
in response to the new orientation:
generate an in-place rotation animation for each of the two or more images of the photo montage, wherein the in-place rotation animation occurs about a particular point of interest identified within at least one of the two or more images; and
maintain the first relationship between each of the two or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,366,521

AUGMENTED REALITY ASSEMBLY ASSISTANCE AND MONITORING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:a wearable frame;
a sensor device mounted to the wearable frame;
a display device mounted to the wearable frame; and
a computing device in communication with at least one of the sensor device or the display device,
wherein the computing device is configured to at least:
detect a scale included at a workstation, the scale providing a reference point to determine a relative size or a relative position of one or more parts at the workstation;
determine, based at least in part on a comparison of a first part at the workstation and the scale, an identity of the first part;
determine an identifier on the first part positioned at the workstation;
determine an assembly task to be performed by a worker located at the workstation and wearing the wearable frame, the assembly task determined based at least in part on the workstation, the worker, or the first part;
select augmented reality data corresponding to the assembly task to be performed; and
cause a display of the augmented reality data on the display device such that the augmented reality data is presented in a field of view of the worker.

US Pat. No. 10,366,519

OPERATING METHOD FOR IMAGE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a processor electrically connected to the display; and
a memory electrically connected to the processor and configured to store at least one image and instructions,
wherein the instructions are configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
control the display to display a candidate image, having a first dimension and including at least a portion of the stored at least one image, in a first area of the screen,
control the display to display a recommendation object, having a second dimension and corresponding to a recommendation image extracted from the candidate image, in a second area of the screen together with the candidate image,
control the display to display a guide indicating an area corresponding to the recommendation object selected from the candidate image to be overlapped with the candidate image in response to a user input selecting the recommendation object, and
control a dimension of the guide in response to a user input with respect to at least a portion of the guide,
wherein the candidate image includes at least one feature object and the recommendation image includes a part region of the candidate image, and the part region includes at least a portion of a shape of the at least one feature object extracted from the candidate image, and
wherein the recommendation object in the second dimension is smaller than the candidate image in the first dimension and the recommendation object in the second dimension corresponds to a portion of the candidate image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,515

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor configured to execute:
a region detection unit that detects a specified region from an original image;
an image processing unit that deforms a shape of a sample image that is an image serving as a sample in accordance with a shape of the specified region and deforms a texture of the sample image so as to express a depth corresponding to the specified region; and
an image composing unit that overlays the deformed sample image on the specified region of the original image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,514

LOCATING COMMUNICANTS IN A MULTI-LOCATION VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT

Sococo, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A computer-implemented method in a network communications environment comprising a network service implemented by at least one server network node and supporting realtime communications between co-present ones of a user and one or more other communicants in virtual locations that define different respective communications contexts in the network communications environment, the method comprising by the network service:transmitting computer software to a client network node associated with the user, wherein the computer software is associated with a realtime communications platform, and a view of an instance of a communicant search interface is rendered by executing the computer software on the client network node;
establishing a presence for the user in the rendered instance of the communicant search interface;
responsive to an input of the user from the client network node in connection with the communicant search interface, ascertaining a communicant sorting criterion and generating a sorted listing of ones of the communicants based on the ascertained communicant sorting criterion;
sending to the client network node associated with the user a contact list associated with an array of respective graphical representations of the ones of the communicants who are present in respective ones of the virtual locations and sorted according to the communicant sorting criterion and, adjacent the respective graphical representation of each of the communicants in the sorted listing who currently is co-present with one or more other communicants in a respective one of the virtual locations, providing a respective toggle control that, in response to the user's input, selectively opens and closes a respective co-presence capsule that, when opened, appears in-line with the array of graphical representations and contains the respective graphical representations of the communicant in the sorted listing, the one or more other communicants who are co-present in the respective virtual location, and a respective set of one or more descriptive and ordered links configured to navigate the user's presence to the respective virtual location; and
responsive to user selection of one of the links, establishing a presence for the user and configuring the client network node to communicate in the respective virtual location associated with the selected link;
wherein the respective virtual location is associated with a respective prop that is associated with respective functionality to interact with other communicants in the virtual location and a respective display name that is displayed in connection with the respective set of one or more descriptive and ordered links;
wherein the respective virtual location is associated with application sharing functionality and file sharing functionality that are activated by ones of the user and the other communicants in the respective virtual location through respective props to share applications and files respectively between their respective client network nodes over respective application sharing and file sharing channels.

US Pat. No. 10,366,511

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGE GEOREGISTRATION

ELBIT SYSTEMS LAND AND C4...

1. A method for determining a position and orientation of a camera using another camera imaging a common scene and having a known position and orientation, the method comprising the procedures of:capturing a first image of a scene with a first camera disposed on a first platform, the position and orientation of the first camera obtained by georegistering the camera images to a 3D geographic model;
capturing a second image of at least a portion of the scene with a second camera disposed on a second platform;
extracting scene features in the first image and providing a respective descriptor for each extracted scene feature;
determining the 3D position and orientation of each extracted scene feature by mapping to a 3D geographic model;
transmitting the feature descriptors and the 3D position and orientation of each scene feature from the first platform to the second platform;
extracting scene features in the second image and providing a respective descriptor for each extracted scene feature;
matching the scene features in the second image with the scene features in the first image; and
determining 3D position and orientation coordinates of the second camera using the 3D coordinates in the scene and their corresponding 2D projections in the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,366,510

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING LOCATION AND ORIENTATION OF A BODY

Octi, Los Angeles, CA (U...

1. A method to calculate a three-dimensional orientation of an object within an image, the method comprising:receiving a video stream from a two-dimensional image capture device;
selecting a single frame from the video stream, wherein the single frame comprises an image of at least one object;
modeling the object by assigning each of a set of object elements as reference points and identifying a subset of the reference points as anchor points;
selecting a subset of the anchor points as initial reference points;
based on two dimensional coordinates of the anchor points, calculating two dimensional coordinates of the anchor points not contained in the subset of initial reference points;
calculating a depth value for the anchor points;
assigning three dimensional position values to each of the anchor points; and
iteratively determining a three dimensional position value to each remaining reference points based on the three dimensional position value of an adjacent reference point.

US Pat. No. 10,366,498

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECOGNIZING MOTION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of recognizing a motion of an object, the method comprising:receiving event signals from a vision sensor configured to sense the motion;
storing, in an event map, first time information indicating a time at which intensity of light corresponding to the event signals changes;
generating a map image based on second time information corresponding to a predetermined time range among the first time information, wherein the map image comprises time values that satisfy the predetermined time range, each of the time values being mapped to a respective position in the map image; and
recognizing the motion of the object based on the map image,
wherein the event map comprises a three-dimensional (3D) map generated by adding a time axis to a two-dimensional (2D) map corresponding to the vision sensor, the 2D map comprising at least one map element represented by an x-axis coordinate and a y-axis coordinate, and the event map further comprises a time information history.

US Pat. No. 10,366,494

IMAGE SEGMENTATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREFOR

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium configured to store a program comprising instructions configured to, when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to:acquire a medical image;
receive a selection of a partial area of the medical image via an input interface;
transform the medical image into a transformed medical image in which the selected partial area is positioned in a center of the transformed medical image;
extract at least one feature from the transformed medical image, using a deep learning technique;
enhance at least one feature of the at least one extracted feature;
restore, as a restored medical image, at least one feature of the at least one enhanced feature; and
inversely transform the restored medical image to provide segmented medical images.

US Pat. No. 10,366,492

SEGMENTATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF LAYERED STRUCTURES IN IMAGES

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method comprising:providing an image having a first side and a second side, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels, wherein the pixels define a feature that meets a predetermined criteria and that extends from the first side to the second side of the image;
adding a first line of pixels adjacent to at least a portion of the first side of the image;
adding a second line of pixels adjacent to at least a portion of the second side of the image;
assigning a start point and an end point to the first line and the second line, respectively; and
determining a minimum-weighted path of the pixels beginning at the start point and ending at the end point.

US Pat. No. 10,366,490

HIGHLY INTEGRATED ANNOTATION AND SEGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for training a segmentation correction model, the method comprising:performing an iterative model training process over a plurality of iterations, wherein each iteration comprises:
providing an initial segmentation estimate for an image to a plurality of human annotators via an annotation interface, wherein the initial segmentation estimate identifies one or more anatomical areas of interest within the image;
automatically monitoring interactions with the annotation interface to record annotation information comprising one or more of (i) segmentation corrections made to the initial segmentation estimate by the annotators via the annotation interface, (ii) interactions with the annotation interface performed by the annotators while making the corrections, and (iii) an effort measurement indicative of an amount of effort expended by the annotators in making the corrections;
training a base segmentation machine learning model to automatically create a base segmentation based on the image; and
training a segmentation correction machine learning model to automatically perform the segmentation corrections based on the image;
if the effort measurement is equal to a convergence value, terminating the iterative model training process; and
if the effort measurement is not equal to the convergence value, using the base segmentation machine learning model and segmentation correction machine learning model to determine the initial segmentation estimate for a new image and continuing to a next iteration of the iterative model training process;
wherein the effort measurement is a measurement of a number of user-generated mouse motions with respect to the annotation interface, and the convergence value is equal to a predetermined number of user-generated mouse motions with respect to the annotation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,366,489

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OUTPUTTING AUGMENTED REALITY INFORMATION

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A method for outputting augmented reality information to a user, the method comprising:acquiring a medical image dataset relating to an anatomical structure of a patient;
acquiring first information from the medical image data set, the first information including one or more of image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, wherein the first information relates to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of the patient;
creating the augmented reality information, which relates to at least one of the medical device and the medical examination of the patient, by evaluating, via a machine learning algorithm, the first information and the medical image dataset such that the augmented reality information includes a structure marking that includes a 3-dimensional (3D) image marking the anatomical structure of the patient and a movement marking that illustrates a desired path of an intervention tool from a current position of the intervention tool to a portion of the anatomical structure; and
outputting the augmented reality information such that, in response to the user placing the anatomical structure in a field of view of the user, the augmented reality information is overlaid in an anatomically correct manner on the anatomical structure of the patient and is perceivable in the field of view of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,366,487

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HEALTH STATUS INFORMATION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A device comprising:a computer readable storage storing instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to:
extract a plurality of pieces of first health status information from a plurality of first image files of a user, each image file including a face of the user and previously stored in the storage;
store the plurality of pieces of first health status information in the storage;
capture a second image including the face of the user and second image data;
store the second image as a second image file;
extract second health status information from the captured second image;
store the second health status information in the storage;
automatically determine one first image file, from among the plurality of the first image files, as having first image data having a value of a characteristic corresponding most closely to a value of the characteristic of the second image data of the captured second image, wherein the characteristic corresponds to a photographing circumstance at a time of capture of the second image comprising at least one of lighting, a brightness of lighting, a direction of lighting, a color temperature of lighting, a place, a background, and a time zone;
select the one first image file as a reference image file for determining the health status information of the user; and
determine the health status information of the user by outputting the second image and a difference between a piece of first health status information extracted from the reference image file and the second health status information on a display of the device.