US Pat. No. 10,483,127

METHODS FOR HIGH PRECISION PLASMA ETCHING OF SUBSTRATES

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method for treating a substrate, comprising:receiving a substrate on a substrate holder in a plasma process chamber, a patterned overlying layer being formed over the substrate to form a first exposed portion of the substrate;
treating a first exposed portion of the substrate using a first plasma in the plasma process chamber so as to form a first adsorbed layer in the first exposed portion of the substrate, the first adsorbed layer being formed using a combination of elements from the first plasma and the substrate, the first adsorbed layer extending into the substrate with a first thickness;
removing the first adsorbed layer selectively from the substrate using a second plasma in the plasma process chamber so that a second exposed portion of the substrate is formed, the second exposed portion of the substrate having sidewalls and a bottom;
treating the second exposed portion of the substrate using the first plasma so as to form a second adsorbed layer in the second exposed portion of the substrate, the second adsorbed layer being formed using the combination of elements from the first plasma and the substrate, the second adsorbed layer having side portions extending into the sidewalls of the second exposed portion of the substrate with a second thickness, and a bottom portion extending into the bottom of the second exposed portion of the substrate with a third thickness; and
removing, selectively, the second adsorbed layer using the second plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,483,123

METHOD FOR MAKING A WELL DISPOSED OVER A SENSOR

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for forming a well providing access to a sensor pad, the method comprising:patterning a first photoresist layer over a dielectric structure disposed over the sensor pad;
etching a first access into the dielectric structure and over the sensor pad, the first access having a first characteristic diameter;
depositing a bottom anti-reflective coating following etching the first access, wherein the bottom anti-reflective coating is at least partially disposed in the first access;
patterning a second photoresist layer over the dielectric structure after depositing a bottom anti-reflective coating; and
etching a second access over the dielectric structure and over the sensor pad, the second access having a second characteristic diameter, the first and second accesses overlapping, a diameter ratio of the first characteristic diameter to the second characteristic diameter being not greater than 0.7, the first access exposing the sensor pad, the second access having a bottom depth less than a bottom depth of the first access.

US Pat. No. 10,483,118

ETCHING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An etching method of etching a processing target object having a first region and a second region, the etching method comprising:etching the first region as an etching target layer to remove the first region in an atomic layer by using the second region as a mask and by repeating a sequence comprising:
a first process of generating first plasma from a first gas within a processing vessel of a plasma processing apparatus in which the processing target object is accommodated to form a mixed layer containing ions contained in the first plasma in an atomic layer of an exposed surface of the first region;
a second process of purging a space within the processing vessel after performing the first process;
after performing the second process, a third process of generating second plasma from a second gas within the processing vessel to remove the mixed layer by radicals contained in the second plasma; and
a fourth process of purging the space within the processing vessel after performing the third process,
wherein the first region contains silicon carbide,
the second region contains silicon nitride,
the first gas contains nitrogen, and
the second gas contains fluorine.

US Pat. No. 10,483,116

METHODS OF DEPOSITING METAL FILMS USING METAL OXYHALIDE PRECURSORS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing method comprising exposing a substrate to a first reactive gas and a second reactive gas to deposit a metal film on the substrate, the first reactive gas having an initial composition and a final composition, the initial composition comprising a metal oxyhalide, the final composition comprising a metal halide, the metal film having a resistivity less than 200 ??-cm and a metal content greater than 50 atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 10,483,112

METAL GATE STACK HAVING TAALCN LAYER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:forming a gate stack over a substrate by:
depositing a gate dielectric layer over the substrate;
depositing a multi-function layer over the gate dielectric layer, wherein the depositing the multi-function layer includes depositing a first metal nitride material with a first nitrogen (N) concentration to form a first sub-layer of the multi-function layer over the gate dielectric layer and depositing a second metal nitride material with a second N concentration to form a second sub-layer of the multi-function layer over the first sub-layer, wherein the first N concentration is greater than the second N concentration; and
depositing a work function layer over the multi-function layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,107

ENCODER HEAD WITH BIREFRINGENT ELEMENTS FOR FORMING IMPERFECT RETROREFLECTION AND EXPOSURE SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An encoder head configured to detect a relative positional relationship of a workpiece with respect to a reference diffraction grating, the encoder head comprising:a first optical system configured to deliver a first beam of light with a first polarization state to a measurement position on the diffraction grating, wherein the diffraction grating is configured to form a second beam of light by diffracting the first beam of light;
a plurality of birefringent members spatially separated from one another, wherein a birefringent member from said plurality is made from an optically-birefringent material and disposed in an optical path of the second beam of light;
a reflector having a bottom surface and disposed
to form a third beam of light by reflecting the second beam of light, that has passed through the birefringent member, back to the birefringent member to be transmitted through the birefringent member and to impinge at the measurement position on the diffraction grating, wherein the second beam of light has a second polarization state;anda wave plate disposed between the reflector and two birefringent members from said plurality, said wave plate being in contact with the bottom surface of the reflector at a location between said two birefringent members to intercept the third beam upon propagation of said third beam of light from the measurement position on the diffraction grating towards the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,105

NANOWIRE BENDING FOR PLANAR DEVICE PROCESS ON (001) SI SUBSTRATES

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. A method for growing a nanowire, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a base portion having a first surface and at least one support structure extending either above or below the first surface;
forming a dielectric coating on the at least one support structure;
forming a photoresist coating over the substrate, wherein the photoresist coating surrounds a portion of the at least one support structure;
forming a metal coating over at least a portion of the dielectric coating;
removing a portion of the dielectric coating to expose a surface of the at least one support structure;
removing a portion of the at least one support structure to form a nanowire growth surface;
growing at least one nanowire on the nanowire growth surface of a corresponding one of the at least one support structure, wherein the nanowire comprises a root end attached to the growth surface and an opposing, free end extending away from the support structure; and
elastically bending the at least one nanowire.

US Pat. No. 10,483,100

METHOD FOR FORMING TION FILM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A TiON film forming method comprising:accommodating a target substrate in a processing chamber;
maintaining an inside of the processing chamber in a depressurized state; and
repeating multiple times a cycle of forming a unit TiN film at a predetermined processing temperature by alternately supplying a Ti-containing gas and a nitriding gas into the processing chamber and oxidizing the unit TiN film by supplying an oxidizing agent into the processing chamber,
wherein in an initial stage of the film formation, a cycle of supplying the oxidizing agent after repeating the alternate supply of the Ti-containing gas and the nitriding gas X1 times is repeated Y1 times,
wherein in a later stage of the film formation; a cycle of supplying the oxidizing agent after repeating the alternate supply of the Ti-containing gas and the nitriding gas X2 times is repeated Y2 times until a desired film thickness is obtained,
wherein the number of repetition X1 in the initial stage of the film formation is set to be greater than the number of repetition X2 in the later stage of the film formation, and
wherein the Y1 is within a range of wherein a relation between X1 and X2 is selected based on a desired film surface smoothness.

US Pat. No. 10,483,093

PLASMA SOURCE AND METHODS FOR DEPOSITING THIN FILM COATINGS USING PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMER...

1. A plasma source forming a coating using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) comprising:i) a first electron emitting surface and a second electron emitting surface separated by a gas containing space,
wherein a first restricted opening is disposed in the first electron emitting surface and a second restricted opening is disposed in the second electron emitting surface,
wherein the first and second restricted openings are configured to face the substrate to be coated,
wherein the first electron emitting surface and the second electron emitting surface are positioned so that a current comprising secondary electrons flows from the first electron emitting surface through the first restricted opening, through the gas containing space, and through the second restricted opening to the second electron emitting surface;
ii) at least one precursor gas manifold supplying precursor gas;
iii) at least one reactant gas manifold supplying reactant gas;
iv) a power source to which the electron emitting surfaces are electrically connected supplying a voltage that alternates between positive and negative to cause the voltage supplied to the first electron emitting surface to be out of phase with the voltage supplied to the second electron emitting surface and creating a current comprising electrons that flows between the electron emitting surfaces; and
v) one or more walls for pressure control, wherein the operating gas pressure between the first electron emitting surface and the second electron emitting surface is 1 millibar to 10?3 millibar;
wherein the current creates a plasma between the electron emitting surfaces that is substantially uniform over its length in the substantial absence of Hall current;
wherein the at least one reactant gas manifold is positioned so that reactant gas flows along the electron emitting surfaces;
wherein the at least one precursor gas manifold is positioned so that the precursor gas flows into the gas containing space separating the electron emitting surfaces; and
wherein the plasma energizes, partially decomposes, or fully decomposes the precursor gas proximate to the substrate to be coated, and
wherein the plasma source is able to produce a coating at a rate of deposition of at least 0.2 ?m/second.

US Pat. No. 10,483,091

SELECTIVE ION FILTERING IN A MULTIPURPOSE CHAMBER

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:placing a semiconductor wafer into a first volume of a multipurpose chamber having contiguous first and second volumes;
establishing a vacuum in the multipurpose chamber;
activating an ion filter to effectively prevent ions moving between first and second volumes;
producing a first plasma in the second volume of the multipurpose chamber, such that the ion filter effectively prevents ions of the first plasma entering the first volume;
venting the first plasma from the multipurpose chamber;
de-activating the ion filter to permit ions to move between the first and second volumes; and
producing a second plasma in the second volume of the multipurpose chamber, such that ions of the second plasma interact with the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,088

MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS AND MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus comprising:an aperture plate including a plurality of apertures through which a charged particle beam passes to form multiple beams;
a blanking aperture array including a plurality of blankers each switching a corresponding one of the multiple beams between a beam ON state and a beam OFF state;
a movable stage on which a writing target substrate is placed;
a stage position detector detecting the position of the stage;
an inspection aperture plate provided in the stage, the inspection aperture plate permitting one of the multiple beams to pass through the inspection aperture plate;
a deflector deflecting the multiple beams;
a current detector detecting a beam current of each of the multiple beams scanned over the inspection aperture plate in X and Y directions and passed through the inspection aperture plate; and
electric circuitry generating a beam image based on the detected beam currents and calculating positions of the beams based on the beam image and the position of the stage,
wherein the inspection aperture plate includes a through hole through which the one of the multiple beams passes, and
a diameter ?1 of the through hole satisfies a following condition:
S wherein S is a beam size of the one of the multiple beams, and P is a beam pitch of the multiple beams on the writing target substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,084

OBJECT PREPARATION DEVICE AND PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE HAVING AN OBJECT PREPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A particle beam apparatus for analyzing and/or for processing an object, comprising:at least one beam generator for generating a particle beam comprising charged primary particles;
an optical axis;
at least one objective lens for focusing the particle beam onto the object, wherein interaction particles and/or interaction radiation arise/arises during an interaction of the particle beam with the object;
at least one detector for detecting the interaction particles and/or the interaction radiation; and
at least one object preparation device for preparing an object in the particle beam apparatus, the at least one object preparation device having:
at least one object receptacle device for receiving the object,
at least one cutting device, and
at least one cutting bevel for cutting the object, wherein the cutting bevel is arranged at the cutting device,
wherein:
the cutting bevel lies in a cutting plane,
an axis of rotation lies in the cutting plane, and
the cutting bevel is embodied to be rotatable about the axis of rotation in such a way that the cutting plane is aligned perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the particle beam apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,080

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE, MULTI-BEAM BLANKER FOR A CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

18. A method for operating a charged particle beam device, comprising:generating a primary charged particle beam;
generating a first beamlet from the primary charged particle beam and a second beamlet from the primary charged particle beam;
scanning the first beamlet and the second beamlet over a specimen;
guiding the first beamlet with a first deflection field of a first blanking deflector into an annular shaped body of a charged particle beam dump; and
trapping charged particles of the first beamlet or generated by the first beam let by
an annular shaped electrode provided partially above the annular shaped body having an inner perimeter side and an outer perimeter side, wherein the inner perimeter side is outside of the radius of an inner perimeter wall of the annular shaped body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,079

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RADIATION WINDOW AND A RADIATION WINDOW

HS FOILS OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for manufacturing a radiation window for an X-ray measurement apparatus, comprising:producing an etch stop layer on a polished surface of a carrier,
using a thin film deposition technique to produce a first boron carbide layer on an opposite side of said etch stop layer than said carrier,
soldering the combined structure comprising said carrier, said etch stop layer, and said first boron carbide layer to a region around an opening in a support structure with said first boron carbide layer facing said support structure,
etching away the middle area of said carrier forming an additional support structure, and
after etching away the middle area of said carrier, producing a second boron carbide layer as an additional layer on the exposed etch stop layer on an opposite side of the etch stop layer than said first boron carbide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,076

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE CALIBRATION OF A STREAK CAMERA

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, Ham...

1. An apparatus integrated into a streak camera for real-time calibration of a streak camera during acquisition of each streak camera observation, comprising:a fiber bundle, comprising
a plurality of fibers having an input face and an output face,
the plurality of fibers being made of a material selected on a basis of supporting fiber-optic transmission,
wherein the plurality of fibers comprises at least a first fiber and a second fiber,
wherein a light travel time is defined as the time taken for light to travel from the input face to the output face of the fiber,
wherein at least one time difference between light travel times is known; and
wherein after acquisition of each streak camera observation, processing light signals emitted from said output face of said fibers through the streak camera's varying electric field to convert the light signals' temporal profile to a spatial profile, comparing the spatial profile, acquired at the same time as the streak camera observation, to a known calibration profile in order to correct for unwanted drift, amplitude variation and phase variation for each streak camera observation.

US Pat. No. 10,483,071

INNER CAP FOR HIGH VOLTAGE FUSE

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicag...

1. A fuse comprising:a hollow body including a first end and a second end, each of the first and second ends having an end surface and a side surface extending from the end surface;
a fusible element disposed within a central cavity of the hollow body, the fusible element extending between the first and second ends;
an inner cap formed over at least one of the first and second ends, the inner cap comprising:
a center portion in contact with the fusible element, the center portion comprising a central opening, wherein the fusible element extends through the central opening and along an outer surface of the center portion, and wherein the center portion further comprises a free end extending into the central cavity of the hollow body; and
a plurality of spring legs extending from the center portion, the plurality of spring legs in contact with the at least one of the first and second ends; and
a first endcap surrounding the first end and a second endcap surrounding the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,483,069

HIGH-CURRENT FUSE WITH ENDBELL ASSEMBLY

LITTELFUSE, INC., Chicag...

1. A method of manufacturing a fuse comprising:providing a fuse element having a first end and a second end, a first terminal electrically connected to the first end and a second terminal electrically connected to the second end;
coupling a first endbell to the first end of the fuse element and coupling a second endbell to the second end of the fuse element, the first endbell having at least two grooves formed in a surface thereof and having a first O-ring seal disposed in at least one of the grooves, the second endbell having at least two grooves formed in a surface thereof and having a second O-ring seal disposed in at least one of the grooves;
inserting the fuse element into a hollow fuse tube having an inner cavity and at least two fuse body apertures formed therethrough, the first and second O-ring seals engaging an interior of the hollow fuse tube;
filling the hollow fuse tube with an amount of arc quenching material; and
fastening end caps onto ends of the hollow fuse tube;
wherein the first endbell and the second endbell are cup-shaped such that a first chamfer is formed within the first endbell and a second chamfer is formed within the second endbell.

US Pat. No. 10,483,057

INPUT DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An input device comprising:a projection; and
a concavity-convexity portion that contacts the projection,
wherein the concavity-convexity portion includes a plurality of concavities, each of which changes position with respect to the projection,
wherein the concavity-convexity portion includes a plurality of convexities, each of which changes position with respect to the projection,
each of the plurality of concavities and each of the plurality of convexities is arranged alternately with each other, and
wherein the input device further comprises:
a first electrode;
a second electrode which opposes the first electrode;
a third electrode in contact with or spaced apart from the second electrode; and
a contact electrically connected to the second electrode and in contact with the third electrode; and
an insulating surface in contact with the contact, wherein:
when the projection is positioned at one of the plurality of concavities, the third electrode is spaced apart from the second electrode,
when the projection is positioned at one of the plurality of convexities, the third electrode is in contact with the second electrode,
second electrode is fixed with respect to the first electrode,
the contact is movable on the third electrode and the insulating surface,
when the projection is positioned at the one of the plurality of concavities, the contact is in contact with the insulating surface, and
when the projection is positioned at the one of the plurality of convexities, the contact is in contact with the third electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,055

PROGRAMMABLE ARC FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (AFCI)

Tower Manufacturing Corp....

1. A programmable Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (PAFCI) for disengaging alternating current (AC) power from a load, the PAFCI comprising:a relay switch disposed between the AC power and the load;
a trigger circuit for actuating the relay switch;
a plurality of sensing devices disposed between the AC power and the load;
at least one sensing circuit connectable to the plurality of sensing devices, wherein the sensing circuit determines at least one circuit parameter; and
a processor circuit connectable to the trigger circuit, wherein the processor circuit determines from the at least one circuit parameter if an arcing condition exists; and
wherein the PAFCI does not include toroidal devices for sensing arcing conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,052

METHOD FOR CLEANING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS OF AN ELECTRICAL SWITCHING DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for cleaning electrical contacts of an electrical switching device, said method comprising:displacing a first electrical contact element and a second electrical contact element of an electrical contact relative to each other so that the first electrical contact element and the second electrical contact element are in a closed position; and
when the first and second electrical contact elements are in the closed position, applying an electrical waveform using a control device so that the first contact element and the second contact element are excited to undergo a mechanical vibration relative to each other without leaving the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,048

CAPACITOR-TYPE POWER SUPPLY UNIT

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

1. A capacitor-type power supply unit in which a plurality of a first to nth electrical storage devices are connected in parallel, wherein n is an integer of 6 or greater, the capacitor-type power supply unit comprising:a positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor in which each positive-electrode terminal of the first to nth electrical storage devices is connected in sequence from one end to another end of the positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor; and
an negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor in which each negative-electrode terminal of the first to nth electrical storage devices is connected in sequence from one end to another end of the negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor,
wherein the positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor has a positive-electrode-side external connection part that is set at a position separated from an end on a side of the first electrical storage device by a length corresponding to a resistance value in a range of 20% to 30% of a resistance value from the one end to the other end, and
wherein the negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor has a negative-electrode-side external connection part that is set at a position separated from an end on a side of the nth electrical storage device by a length corresponding to a resistance value in a range of 20% to 30% of a resistance value from the one end to the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,483,045

SOLAR CELL

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

1. A solar cell comprising:an anode;
a cathode provided to face the anode; and
a photoactive layer comprising a compound having a perovskite structure provided between the anode and the cathode,
wherein one layer of a first organic material, one layer of a second organic material, an other layer of the first organic material, and an other layer of the second organic material are sequentially provided between the anode and the photoactive layer,
the first organic material comprises a compound of the following Chemical Formula 1, and
the second organic material comprises a hole transporting material having a HOMO energy level of ?5 eV or less:

wherein in Chemical Formula 1:
R1 to R6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; a halogen group; a nitrile group; a nitro group; a sulfonyl group; a sulfoxide group; a sulfonamide group; a sulfonate group; a trifluoromethyl group; an ester group; an amide group; a substituted or unsubstituted straight- or branch-chained C1 to C12 alkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted straight- or branch-chained C1 to C12 alkyl group; substituted or unsubstituted straight- or branch-chained C2 to C12 alkenyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic or non-aromatic heterocyclic group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted mono- or di-arylamine group; and a substituted or unsubstituted aralkylamine group.

US Pat. No. 10,483,041

MONOLITHIC CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A monolithic ceramic capacitor comprising:a multilayer body including a plurality of dielectric ceramic layers that are stacked on one another and inner electrodes each disposed along a corresponding one of a plurality of interfaces between the dielectric ceramic layers, wherein the multilayer body has a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped shape having a first principal face and a second principal face that oppose each other and that extend in a direction of principal faces of the dielectric ceramic layers, a first side face and a second side face that oppose each other and that extend in the stacking direction in which the dielectric ceramic layers are stacked on one another, and a first end face and a second end face that oppose each other and that each connect the first principal face, the second principal face, the first side face and the second side face to each other;
a first outer electrode disposed on the first end face of the multilayer body and a second outer electrode disposed on the second end face of the multilayer body,
the inner electrodes including first inner electrodes and second inner electrodes that are alternately arranged in the stacking direction, wherein the first inner electrodes extend to a first position at the first end face and are electrically connected to the first outer electrode and the second inner electrodes extend to a second position at the second end face and are electrically connected to the second outer electrode, and the first position and the second position oppose each other,
the first outer electrode and the first inner electrodes being supplied with an anode potential and the second outer electrode and the second inner electrodes being supplied with a cathode potential when the monolithic ceramic capacitor is mounted and in use; and
moisture-resistance reliability improving means for providing a higher moisture-resistance reliability at an anode which includes the first outer electrode and the first inner electrodes supplied with the anode potential than at a cathode which includes the second outer electrode and the second inner electrodes supplied with the cathode potential.

US Pat. No. 10,483,040

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An electronic component comprising:a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a capacitor body and a pair of external electrodes disposed on opposite ends of the capacitor body, respectively; and
an interposer including an interposer body having grooves in opposite surfaces thereof, respectively, and a pair of external terminals disposed at opposite ends of the interposer body, respectively,
wherein each of the external terminals includes a bonding portion disposed on an upper surface of the interposer body and connected to a respective one of the external electrodes, a mounting portion disposed on a lower surface of the interposer body, and a connection portion disposed on a respective one of the grooves of the interposer body to connect the bonding portion and the mounting portion to each other, and
?L/L?0.100 in which L is a length of the multilayer ceramic capacitor and ?L=|A?A?|/2, where A is a distance from one end portion of the interposer in a length direction to one end portion of the multilayer ceramic capacitor in the length direction, and A? is a distance from the other end portion of the interposer in the length direction to the other end portion of the multilayer ceramic capacitor in the length direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,036

VOICE COIL HAVING EPOXY-BOUND WINDING LAYERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A voice coil, comprising:a first winding layer including a plurality of first wire turns around a central axis, wherein the first wire turns are longitudinally disposed along the central axis between a first bottom turn and a first top turn;
a second winding layer including a plurality of second wire turns coaxial with the first winding layer around the central axis, wherein the second wire turns are longitudinally disposed along the central axis between a second bottom turn and a second top turn, and wherein the first winding layer is radially offset from the second winding layer; and
an epoxy matrix having a profile that includes an outer epoxy surface and an inner epoxy surface extending in a longitudinal direction relative to the central axis, wherein the epoxy matrix encapsulates the first winding layer and the second winding layer between the outer epoxy surface and the inner epoxy surface, and wherein the epoxy matrix bonds the plurality of first wire turns to the plurality of second wire turns to rigidify the voice coil, wherein the epoxy matrix includes an epoxy spacer longitudinally over one or more of the first top turn or the second top turn, and wherein the epoxy spacer has a height at least three times a diameter of a wire forming the wire turns.

US Pat. No. 10,483,035

SUBSTRATES WITH INTEGRATED THREE DIMENSIONAL SOLENOID INDUCTORS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A substrate comprising:a substrate body; and
a three dimensional (3D) inductor integrated into the substrate body, wherein the 3D inductor comprises:
a first vertical interconnect access structure (via) having a first via attachment surface that defines a first via surface contour;
a first plating foil integrated into the first via to provide a second via attachment surface that is opposite the first via attachment surface and defines a second via surface contour;
a first winding having a first winding end;
a second plating foil integrated into the first winding to provide a first winding surface, wherein:
the first winding surface includes a first winding end surface section that defines an exterior edge contour of the first winding end; and
the first winding end surface section is directly attached to the first via attachment surface such that an exterior edge contour of the first winding end surface section is substantially aligned with and is substantially the same as an exterior edge contour of the first via surface contour; and
a second winding having a second winding end and a second winding surface wherein the second winding end has a second winding end surface section provided by the second winding surface, wherein:
the second winding end surface section is attached to the second via attachment surface such that an exterior edge contour of the second winding end surface section is substantially aligned with and is substantially the same as an exterior edge contour of the second via surface contour; and
the first winding and the second winding are substantially aligned around a common axis, such that current is able to propagate through the first winding and the second winding in a same rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,033

ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electromagnetic device comprising:an outer peripheral iron core; and
at least three iron core coils which are in contact with or coupled to the inner surface of the outer peripheral iron core, wherein
the at least three iron core coils each include an iron core respectively having tip side iron core portions and base end side iron core portions, which are located at the outer peripheral iron core side, and at least one of a primary coil and a secondary coil, which are wound around the base end side iron core portions,
the at least three iron core coils are arranged on a circumference of a circle, and the tip side iron core portion of the iron core of one iron core coil of the at least three iron core coils is in contact with the tip side iron core portions of the iron cores of the other iron core coils adjacent to the one iron core coil;
each of radially inside ends of the tip side iron core portions converge on a center of the outer peripheral iron core; and
the tip side iron core portions and the base end side iron core portions are in contact with each other in a radial direction of the outer peripheral iron core.

US Pat. No. 10,483,032

FLEXIBLE VOLTAGE TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A matrix power transformer system comprising:a plurality of block assemblies each including a plurality of transformer modules, each transformer module including a primary winding coupled to an input and a secondary winding coupled to an output, the inputs of each transformer module in one block assembly being coupled together and the outputs of each transformer block being coupled together,
wherein one of the secondary windings includes a plurality of taps structured to be selectively coupled to the output of the associated transformer module or another secondary winding of the associated transformer module,
wherein each block assembly is structured to weigh less than 40tons, and
wherein the matrix power transformer system has a power rating greater than 100 megavolt amperes (MVA), and
wherein at least one of the transformer modules includes the first primary winding, a second primary winding, a third primary winding, a fourth primary winding, the first secondary winding, a second secondary winding, a third secondary winding, and a fourth secondary winding, wherein the voltage ratio of the first primary winding to the second primary winding to the third primary winding to the fourth primary winding is 5:1:1:5, and wherein the voltage ratio of the first secondary winding to the second secondary winding to the third secondary winding to the fourth secondary winding is 5:1:1:5.

US Pat. No. 10,483,030

COIL UNIT, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER RECEPTION DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A coil unit comprising:ferrite cores each of which is in a form of a plate; and
a coil that is disposed to face the ferrite cores, the coil surrounding an area around a winding axis extending in a thickness direction of each of the ferrite cores, and the coil including a plurality of curve portions, wherein
each of the plurality of curve portions of the coil is wound across a virtual straight line extending through a curvature center of the curve portion,
the ferrite cores include curve portion ferrite cores that are disposed to face the plurality of the curve portions, respectively, and
each of the curve portion ferrite cores is provided such that a width of a region with a highest magnetic flux density is larger than a width of a region other than the region with the highest magnetic flux density,
in a region that faces the coil,
in a case where a length direction is defined as a direction in which the virtual straight line extends, and
a width direction is defined as a direction perpendicular to the virtual straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,483,028

ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY HAVING CAVITIES FOR COOLANT

1. An electrical assembly comprising:a housing comprising a first wall and a second wall spaced apart from the first wall, an interior defined between the first wall and the second wall;
a transition passage having an input and an output;
the first wall having a first inbound cavity for receiving a coolant from an inlet port, the first wall having a first outbound cavity for directing the coolant to the input of the transition passage;
the second wall having a second inbound cavity for receiving a coolant from the output of the transition passage, the second wall having second outbound cavity for directing the coolant from the second inbound cavity to the outlet port;
the transition passage comprising a transverse hollow volume for interconnecting the first outbound cavity of the first wall to the second inbound cavity of a second wall; and
at least one inductor in the interior of the housing with a gap between the at least one conductor and the first wall or the second wall, the inductor covered by a thermal interface material to fill the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,483,027

COIL COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A coil component comprising:a drum-shaped core including a winding core portion, a first flange portion, and a second flange portion, the first and second flange portions being formed at opposite end portions of the winding core portion;
a plate-shaped core having a lower main surface and an upper main surface, which face opposite directions, the plate-shaped core extending across the first and second flange portions;
at least one first terminal electrode formed on the first flange portion;
at least one second terminal electrode formed on the second flange portion; and
at least one wire wound around the winding core portion and connected to the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode,
wherein each of the first and second flange portions has an inner end surface, which faces the winding core portion and on which a corresponding one of the end portions of the winding core portion is disposed, an outer end surface, which is opposite to the inner end surface and which faces outward, a bottom surface, which connects the inner end surface and the outer end surface and which faces a mounting substrate when the coil component is mounted on the mounting substrate, and a top surface, which is opposite to the bottom surface,
wherein the top surface of each of the first and second flange portions has a convex curved surface,
wherein the lower main surface faces the top surfaces of the first and second flange portions,
wherein at least two protrusions are provided between the lower main surface and the top surface of the first flange portion and contact with both of the lower main surface and the top surface of the first flange portion, and
wherein at least two protrusions are provided between the lower main surface and the top surface of the second flange portion and contact with both of the lower main surface and the top surface of the second flange portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,026

METALLIC SPIN SUPER LATTICE FOR LOGIC AND MEMORY DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a magnet to receive a first charge current and to produce a corresponding spin current; and
a stack of structures, wherein the stack is to convert the corresponding spin current to a second charge current, wherein one structure of the stack of structures is adjacent to the magnet, and wherein the stack comprises a spin metallic super-lattice which includes a lattice of an alloy and a non-alloy metal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,025

SUPERCONDUCTIVE COIL MODULE INCLUDING A SHAKING COIL

Korea University Research...

1. A superconductive coil module comprising:a superconductive coil including a bobbin having a cylindrical shape, and a superconductive wire member of superconductive property, surrounding an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin, the superconductive coil being configured to generate a magnetic field along a radial direction in case of a charging event;
a shaking coil being disposed adjacent to the superconductive wire member, and being configured to generate an alternating magnetic field to decrease a magnitude of a screening current induced magnetic field formed in the superconductive wire member; and
a spacer being interposed between the superconductive wire member and the shaking coil, and being configured to prevent an electrical short between the superconductive member and the shaking coil.

US Pat. No. 10,483,022

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CABLE SENSORS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for manufacturing wire sensors that each includes at least one sensor and a wire trimmed to a respective variably pre-defined length, the device comprising:at least two processing units configured to load and trim a wire blank;
at least one conveying unit via which the at least two processing units are configured to convey the wire blank sequentially between the at least two processing units along a pre-defined motion track; and
at least one deflection unit disposed between successive ones of said at least two processing units that includes:
at least one deflection element that is either (i) in contact with or (ii) is configured to come into contact with the wire blank; and
a displacement unit assigned to the at least one deflection element and configured to modify a position of the assigned deflection element in order to influence a length of the motion track;
wherein one of the at least two processing units is configured to load the wire blank with at least one feature from a group comprising an electrical contact, a sensor, a sensor electronics and an encapsulation of the sensor, and wherein another different one of the at least two processing units is configured to trim the wire blank, said different one of the at least two processing units positioned sequentially apart from said one of the at least two processing units along said pre-defined motion track,
wherein a respective one of the at least one deflection unit is positioned between each of the at least two processing units.

US Pat. No. 10,483,009

DYNAMIC BEAM SHAPER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A dynamic beam shaper for a 3D imaging system comprising:a hollow beam shaper body that has a flexible housing containing a radiation absorbing gas for attenuating radiation of a radiation beam;
pressure inducer that is arranged to induce a pressure to the hollow beam shaper body, wherein an attenuation profile of the beam shaper body is adaptable based on the induced pressure, and wherein the attenuation profile varies locally within the beam shaper body such that there is no homogeneous attenuation profile over a length of the beam shaper body in a path of the radiation beam.

US Pat. No. 10,483,007

MODULAR TELEHEALTH CART WITH THERMAL IMAGING AND TOUCH SCREEN USER INTERFACE

INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A telemedicine system comprising:a cart that supports a controller coupled to a camera system, a touchscreen display, a microphone, a speaker, and a network, the controller is configured to display a user interface on the touchscreen display in response to a user input received via the touchscreen display, the user interface including at least a first selectable option that causes video captured by the camera system to be displayed on the touchscreen display and a second option to transmit a request for consultation via the network; and
a remote device coupled to the controller via the network, the remote device including a camera, a display, a microphone, and a speaker and configured to establish a communication session with the controller, wherein the first selectable option causes video captured by the camera system to be displayed on the touchscreen when the system is not in session and, during the communication session, the controller causes the touchscreen display to display video captured by the camera of the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,002

SENSOR NETWORK FOR BREAST PUMPING MOTHERS

Moxxly, Inc., San Franci...

1. A graphical user interface displayed on a device screen, comprising:a first interactive graphical user interface element representative of a breast milk inventory associated with a particular pumping session, wherein the graphical user interface further provides graphical elements representing a freezer icon and a refrigerator icon, and wherein breast milk collected during the particular pumping session is identified as being stored in a freezer or a refrigerator based on a user dragging the graphical user interface element representative of a breast milk inventory associated with a particular pumping session on the device screen to the freezer icon or to the refrigerator icon in the graphical user interface, and
a second interactive graphical user interface element providing a breast milk freezer inventory and a refrigerator breast milk inventory which are stored in the device and updated in the second graphical user interface based on the user dragging the first graphical user interface element representative of breast milk inventory to the freezer icon or the refrigerator icon,
wherein the breast milk inventory is automatically updated with a visual indication of a total volume of milk pumped.

US Pat. No. 10,482,998

CELL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

General Electric Company,...

1. A cell therapy manufacturing tracking system, comprising:a cell therapy sample;
a sample container configured to hold the cell therapy sample;
a reader co-located with a sample processing location and configured to receive an identification signal from a first tracking device coupled to the sample container;
a sample processing device configured to process the cell therapy sample;
a second tracking device coupled to the sample processing device;
a controller operatively coupled to the reader and configured to:
access a cell therapy processing protocol associated with the identification signal upon receipt of the identification signal;
determine if the cell therapy sample is being processed according to the processing protocol;
provide an error signal to the sample processing device when the cell therapy sample is not being processed according to the processing protocol;
provide a verification signal to the sample processing device when the cell therapy sample is being processed according to the processing protocol;
prevent continuing operation of the sample processing device based on the error signal; and
permit continuing operation of the sample processing device based on the verification signal;
wherein one or both of the error signal and the verification signal is based on signals from the first tracking device coupled to the sample container, the second tracking device coupled to the sample processing device, and a third tracking device coupled to an operator badge.

US Pat. No. 10,482,995

NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION SIGNAL ACQUISITION AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS

Thorne Diagnostics, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a value representative of an amount of a nucleic acid sequence in a sample, comprising:performing, by a real-time amplification detection system, continuous, non-cyclic isothermal amplification of a sample comprising a nucleic acid sequence, a sub-sequence of the nucleic acid sequence, or a complementary sequence of the nucleic acid sequence; and a fluorescent dye;
repeatedly measuring, by the real-time amplification detection system, a signal comprising light emitted from the fluorescent dye;
recording, by the real-time amplification detection system, isothermal amplification data comprising a plurality of data points, each data point comprising (i) a measured signal; and (ii) a time that the signal was measured, wherein said recording is performed at a frequency sufficient for statistically significant biochemical reaction rate determination;
receiving, by a computer having at least one central processing unit including at least one microprocessor configured to execute instructions stored on at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium, the isothermal amplification data recorded by the by the real-time amplification detection system;
performing first processing, by the computer, of the isothermal amplification data to determine whether amplification has occurred, wherein the first processing comprises:
dividing, by the computer, the isothermal amplification data into multiple sub-segments of predetermined size;
dividing, by the computer, each sub-segment equally into proximal signal data comprising earlier data points and distal signal data comprising later data points;
determining, by the computer, a segment ratio for each sub-segment by determining a sum of the distal signal data and a sum of the proximal signal data, and dividing the sum of the distal signal data by the sum of the proximal signal data;
determining, by the computer, a maximum segment ratio, and dividing the isothermal amplification data into a baseline segment and a plateau segment separated at the position of the maximum segment ratio;
dividing, by the computer, the baseline segment and the plateau segment into proximal and distal halves, and determining a first mode comprising the statistical mode of the proximal half of the baseline segment and a second mode comprising the statistical mode of the distal half of the plateau segment;
determining reaction amplitude, comprising the difference between the first mode and the second mode;
when the amplitude is determined not to be greater than a predetermined threshold, determining, by the computer, that no amplification has occurred; and
when the amplitude is determined to be greater than the predetermined threshold, determining, by the computer, that amplification has occurred;
when amplification is determined not to have occurred, ending the method;
when amplification is determined to have occurred, performing second processing, by the computer, of a logarithmic transformation of the isothermal amplification data, identifying an initial point;
performing third processing, by the computer, of the logarithmic transformation of the isothermal amplification data, selecting a current region around the initial point, and fitting a linear model to the current region;
performing fourth processing, by the computer, of the logarithmic transformation of the isothermal amplification data, determining a first correlation coefficient for the current region; extending the current region by a defined step size; determining a second correlation coefficient for the extended region; and comparing the first correlation coefficient and the second correlation coefficient;
when a difference between the first correlation coefficient and the second correlation coefficient does not exceed a set maximum, defining, by the computer, the extended region as the current region and repeating said extending;
when the difference between the first correlation coefficient and the second correlation coefficient exceeds the set maximum, defining, by the computer, the extended region as a selected data subset;
determining, by the computer, values of predefined statistical measures for the data subset, including initial and final time points delimiting the data subset, number of data points contained in the data subset, and values for predefined parameters of the model;
storing, by the computer, the data subset and the statistical measures in a database comprising at least one non-transitory computer-readable medium;
determining, by the computer, the value representative of the amount of the nucleic acid sequence in the sample based on the values for the parameters of the model; and
displaying to a user, by the computer, the value representative of the amount of the nucleic acid sequence in the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,482,990

MEMORY DEVICE AND MEMORY SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory device comprising:memory elements which store data and parity;
a first decoder which, when a first operation including checking of the data is performed while no external access is being made to the memory device, uses a syndrome generated from the data and the parity to correct an error of a maximum of a first number of bits in a unit of the data; and
a second decoder which, when reading of the data is performed, uses the syndrome to correct an error of a maximum of a second number of bits in a unit of the data,
wherein the second number of bits is smaller than the first number of bits,
wherein in response to a first command, the memory device:
reads the data and the parity from the memory elements,
generates the syndrome from the data and the parity, and
uses the syndrome to correct the error of the data, and
wherein in response to a read command, the memory device:
reads the data and the parity from the memory elements,
generates the syndrome from the data and the parity,
uses the syndrome to correct the error of the data, and
transmits the data in which the error has been corrected.

US Pat. No. 10,482,988

RECLAIMABLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of reclaiming a semiconductor device package having a plurality of semiconductor dies arranged in at least a first module of a first plurality of semiconductor dies and a second module of a second plurality of semiconductor dies, the method comprising:determining whether a first semiconductor die in the first module is inoperable and whether a second semiconductor die in the second module is inoperable, wherein the second semiconductor die is different from the first semiconductor die;
storing a configuration state at a third semiconductor die in the semiconductor device package based on whether the first semiconductor die is inoperable and the second semiconductor die is inoperable, the configuration state indicative of which modules in the semiconductor device package are operable;
coupling a package contact of the semiconductor device package with a first contact on a support substrate when none of the modules are inoperable; and
coupling the package contact of the semiconductor device package with a second contact on the support substrate when at least one of the modules is inoperable, wherein the second contact is different from the first contact.

US Pat. No. 10,482,983

READ DISTURB DETECTION BASED ON DYNAMIC BIT ERROR RATE ESTIMATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:counting a number of read operations applied to a first location in a non-volatile memory (NVM) to provide a read disturb count (RDC) value;
reducing the RDC value to a reduced level responsive to the RDC value reaching a predetermined RDC threshold level and responsive to a bit error statistic (BES) value indicating an acceptable rate of read errors occurred during the application of the number of read operations to the first location using a first BES threshold level;
counting additional read operations applied to the first location after the RDC value has been reduced to increase the RDC value from the reduced level; and
relocating data from the first location to a second location in the NVM responsive to the RDC value reaching the first threshold level at least a second time and the BES value indicating an unacceptable rate of read errors occurred during the application of the additional read operations using a different, second BES threshold level less than the first BES threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,482,982

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A method for operating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:sorting program states of a memory cell that stores multi-bit data into a plurality of groups;
applying different bias voltages to bit lines corresponding to a selected group among the plurality of groups;
applying a program voltage to a selected word line corresponding to the selected group;
verifying whether each of a plurality of selected memory cells corresponding to the selected word line is programmed to a respective target program state;
applying an inhibition voltage to bit lines coupled to programmed memory cells; and
selecting a next group to be programmed until the plurality of groups are programmed.

US Pat. No. 10,482,978

READ VOLTAGE OPTIMIZATION METHOD, MEMORY STORAGE DEVICE AND MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUIT UNIT

Shenzhen EpoStar Electron...

1. A decoding method for a storage device comprising a rewritable non-volatile memory module, wherein the rewritable non-volatile memory module comprises a plurality of word lines, each of the word lines comprises a plurality of memory cells, each of the memory cells is programmed to store a bit value corresponding to one of a plurality of different Gray codes, a total number of the Gray codes is N, N is a first predetermined positive integer greater than 2, and the method comprises:choosing a target word line of the word lines, wherein a plurality of target memory cells of the target word line are programmed;
respectively reading the target memory cells by using different X read voltage sets to obtain corresponding X Gray code summation sets, wherein X is a second predetermined positive integer, the X read voltage sets and the corresponding X Gray code summation sets are arranged based on a first predetermined order, a voltage difference between every pair of adjacent read voltage sets in the X read voltage sets is a first predetermined voltage difference, each of the X read voltage sets has N?1 read voltages arranged based on a second predetermined order, wherein each of the X Gray code summation sets has N?1 Gray code count summations arranged based on the second predetermined order, and a jth Gray code count summation in the N?1 Gray code count summations corresponds to a jth read voltage in the N?1 read voltages, wherein the jth Gray code count summation is calculated by summing up first j Gray code counts among N Gray code counts, wherein the N Gray code counts are calculated by summing up the numbers of a plurality of read bit values classified into the respective Gray codes, wherein the read bit values are obtained by using a corresponding read voltage set to read the target memory cells;
choosing every pair of adjacent Gray code summation sets in the X gray code summation sets based on the first predetermined order, and calculating a Gray code count summation difference of the Gray code count summations at the same sequence position in the respective N?1 Gray code count summations between every pair of adjacent Gray code summation sets based on the second predetermined order, so as to obtain X?1 Gray code count summation difference sets corresponding to all the chosen pairs of the Gray code summation sets, wherein each of the X?1 Gray code count summation difference sets comprises N?1 Gray code count summation differences arranged based on the second predetermined order, and a jth Gray code count summation difference in the N?1 Gray code count summation differences corresponds to the jth read voltage in the N?1 read voltages; and
determining N?1 optimized read voltages corresponding to the second predetermined order from X*(N?1) read voltages belonging to the X read voltage sets based on the N?1 Gray code count summation differences of each of the X?1 Gray code count summation difference sets to form an optimized read voltage set corresponding to the target word line.

US Pat. No. 10,482,973

MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING A WORD LINE DEFECT DETECTION CIRCUIT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A memory device comprising:a memory cell array comprising a memory cell and a word line that is connected to the memory cell;
a clock generator configured to generate a first pumping clock signal from a system clock signal;
a charge pump configured to provide a pumping voltage signal using a power supply voltage and the first pumping clock signal;
a compensation circuit configured to compensate for variations in a first reference clock signal in accordance with variations in the power supply voltage and provide a compensated first reference clock signal; and
a pass/fail (P/F) determining circuit configured to determine whether the word line is defective by comparing the first pumping clock signal and the compensated first reference clock signal while the pumping voltage signal is provided to the word line.

US Pat. No. 10,482,972

MEMORY AS A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory, comprising:a data line;
a plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells selectively connected to the data line;
a plurality of first access lines, wherein, for each first access line of the plurality of first access lines, that first access line is coupled to a control gate of a respective memory cell of each string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells; and
a plurality of second access lines, wherein, for each second access line of the plurality of second access lines, that second access line is coupled to a control gate of a respective memory cell of a respective string of series-connected memory cells of the plurality of strings of series-connected memory cells.

US Pat. No. 10,482,969

PROGRAMMING TO A CORRECTABLE AMOUNT OF ERRORS

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. An apparatus comprising:a non-volatile storage controller that identifies a threshold number of bit flips that can be corrected in an amount of read data; and
a memory die comprising a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, wherein the memory die:
receives the threshold number of bit flips from the non-volatile storage controller;
programs data to a set of the non-volatile memory cells over a first number of program loop cycles; and
programs the data to the set of non-volatile memory cells over an additional number of program loop cycles in response to the amount of bit flips in the set of memory cells exceeding the threshold number of bit flips.

US Pat. No. 10,482,968

LOCAL X-DECODER AND RELATED MEMORY SYSTEM

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconducto...

1. A local X-decoder for a memory system, comprising:a decoding unit configured to generate a word line signal to a memory cell of a memory array of the memory system; and
an unselected erase detecting unit coupled to the decoding unit, and configured to increase an absolute voltage coupled to the word line signal from a well of the memory cell according to an unselected erase mode signal generated by an erase mode decoder of the memory system;
wherein the word line signal is floating to a same level as the well of the memory cell when the memory cell is unselected in an erase mode of the memory system.

US Pat. No. 10,482,961

MEMORY SYSTEM HAVING RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A memory system comprising:a resistive memory device comprising a memory cell array including a plurality of resistive memory cells and a peripheral circuit; and
a memory controller suitable for generating data bus inversion (DBI) information which corresponds to write data based on an access history of the resistive memory cell corresponding to an address of the write data, and providing the DBI information, the address and the write data to the peripheral circuit,
wherein the peripheral circuit is suitable for selectively inverting the write data based on the DBI information and writing the selectively inverted write data in a memory cell selected according to the address among the resistive memory cells, and
wherein the peripheral circuit applies a set pulse to the selected memory cell when writing a first logic bit of the write data, and applies a reset pulse to the selected memory cell when writing a second logic bit of the write data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,950

STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF STORAGE CELLS AND A READ/WRITE CIRCUIT

PLATIPUS LIMITED, Bristo...

1. A static random access memory device including:a plurality of storage cells arranged in a stack; and
a read-write circuit that is separate from the plurality of storage cells, the read-write circuit configured to modify a state of a storage cell of the plurality of storage cells, wherein the read-write circuit comprises a plurality of access transistors, the number of access transistors of the plurality of access transistors being equal to the number of storage cells and each one of the plurality of access transistors having a dedicated connection between a data node of a respective different one of the plurality of storage cells and a common read-write data node of the read-write circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,949

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device including a first mode and a second mode different from the first mode, comprising:a memory circuit comprised of a first switch, a memory array, and a peripheral circuit;
a first power source line electrically coupled with an I/O circuit of the peripheral circuit, and supplied with a first voltage in the first mode; and
a second power source line electrically coupled with a memory cell of the memory array, and supplied with a second voltage lower than the first voltage in the second mode,
wherein the first switch is comprised of a first field effect transistor and a second field effect transistor,
wherein a source of the first field effect transistor is electrically coupled with the first power source line,
wherein a source of the second field effect transistor is electrically coupled with the second power source line,
wherein the first field effect transistor is formed on a first well located in a region where the memory cell is formed, and
wherein the second field effect transistor is formed on a second well located in a region where the I/O circuit is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,482,946

MANAGEMENT OF STROBE/CLOCK PHASE TOLERANCES DURING EXTENDED WRITE PREAMBLES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory device comprising circuitry configured to:receive a preamble signal associated with a first preamble of a plurality of preambles;
receive a data strobe signal;
receive a write command signal;
capture a preamble feature of the data strobe signal based on the preamble signal, wherein the preamble feature comprises a rising edge, a falling edge, a high logic value, a low logic value, or a first combination thereof; and
capture a first bit of a data signal based on a data strobe feature that follows the preamble feature, wherein the data strobe feature comprises the rising edge, the falling edge, the high logic value, the low logic value, or a second combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,482,945

METHODS FOR INDEPENDENT MEMORY BANK MAINTENANCE AND MEMORY DEVICES AND SYSTEMS EMPLOYING THE SAME

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:refreshing first data stored in a first memory bank of a plurality of memory banks of a memory device; and
subsequent to refreshing the first data, and before refreshing data stored in any of the other ones of the plurality of memory banks, refreshing second data stored in the first memory bank of the plurality of memory banks.

US Pat. No. 10,482,942

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first buffer configured to buffer a first input signal and a second input signal to generate a first data strobe buffering signal and a first data strobe bar buffering signal;
a second buffer configured to generate a second data strobe buffering signal based on the first input signal and a reference voltage;
a divider circuit configured to divide the second data strobe buffering signal to generate a divided signal and a divided bar signal; and
an internal signal generation circuit configured to generate a first data latch timing signal, a second data latch timing signal, a third data latch timing signal and a fourth data latch timing signal having different phases based on the first data strobe buffering signal, the first data strobe bar buffering signal, the divided signal and the divided bar signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,939

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF WRITING MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of writing a magnetic memory device including a magnetic tunnel junction having a free layer, a reference layer, and a tunnel barrier layer between the free layer and the reference layer, and a first conductive line adjacent to the free layer, the method comprising:applying a first spin-orbit current to the first conductive line, the first spin-orbit current being an alternating current, and
during applying, decreasing a frequency of the first spin-orbit current over time in a fixed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,482,924

RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYBACK DEVICE, AND PLAYBACK METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A playback device that reads out and plays contents from a non-transitory computer-readable medium,wherein, recorded in the non-transitory computer-readable medium are
a base video stream that is encoded video information,
an enhanced video stream that is encoded video information, for enhancing luminance of the base video stream by being played synchronously with the base video stream, and
a management information file in which is described a playback path of the base video stream,
wherein a playback path of the enhanced video stream is further described in the management information file so that the enhanced video stream is played synchronously with the base video stream,
wherein the playback device includes
a video playback unit that reads out and plays the base video stream and the enhanced video stream based on the management information file,
wherein the base video includes High Dynamic Range (HDR), and
wherein the enhanced video stream, by being played synchronously with the base video stream, realizes a higher luminance than the base video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,482,920

DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL SIGNAL, PHONOGRAPH RECORD RECORDING CONTROL SIGNAL, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEM, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION CONTROL DEVICE, DIGITAL CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, AN

PIONEER DJ CORPORATION, ...

2. A digital content reproduction system, comprising:a record disc in which a digital content reproduction control signal is recorded, the digital content reproduction control signal comprising: a first control signal comprising a time code recorded therein and comprising a predetermined frequency; and a second control signal comprising a 2n-fold frequency of the frequency of the first control signal, n representing a natural number, wherein the first control signal and the second control signal are combined such that zero-cross points of a waveform of the first control signal are aligned with zero-cross points of a waveform of the second control signal on a time axis and a reproduction direction of the record disc is indicated by a polarity of the second control signal at a timing of a sampling of the waveform of the second control signal subsequent to a timing of a sampling of each of the zero-cross points of the waveform of the first control signal;
a signal reproduction device configured to reproduce the digital content reproduction control signal recorded in the record disc; and
a reproduction processor configured to reproduce digital content based on the reproduced digital content reproduction control signal,
the reproduction processor comprising:
a reproduction direction judging unit configured to detect the polarity of the second control signal based on a detection of the zero-cross points of the first control signal, and judge the reproduction direction of the record disc;
a reproduction controlling unit configured to control a reproduction of the digital content based on the judgement result of the reproduction direction judging unit; and
a reproduction processing unit configured to be controlled by the reproduction controlling unit to reproduce the digital content.

US Pat. No. 10,482,919

WRITE MANAGEMENT OF PHYSICALLY COUPLED STORAGE AREAS

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting read/write characteristics of a logical block address space, the read/write characteristics including coupling information characterizing a physical arrangement of data blocks associated with different logical zones in the logical block address space; and
executing a write command instructing a data write to a target logical zone of the logical zones, the write command generated based on the transmitted coupling information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,916

AUTOMATIC CD PROCESSING FACILITY

Jiangsu Fine Storage Info...

1. An automatic CD processing facility, comprising:a mechanical gripper, wherein the mechanical gripper is used for clamping a CD, wherein the mechanical gripper comprises a bottom moving mechanism, a vertical moving mechanism, horizontal moving mechanisms and clamping devices,
wherein the vertical moving mechanism is slidably connected to the bottom moving mechanism, the horizontal moving mechanisms are slidably connected to the vertical moving mechanism, the clamping devices are slidably connected to the horizontal moving mechanisms and are used for clamping the CDs,
the horizontal moving mechanisms include a first horizontal moving mechanism and a second horizontal moving mechanism symmetrical with the first horizontal moving mechanism, and a middle transfer device is arranged between the first horizontal moving mechanism and the second horizontal moving mechanism and is located on an upper portion of the vertical moving mechanism, wherein the middle transfer device comprises a first motor and a support plate, an output end of the first motor is connected with a sliding ring, the sliding ring is connected with the support plate, and troughs are arranged on the support plate and are used for storing the CDs;
storage cabinets, wherein the storage cabinets are located on side faces of the mechanical gripper and are used for storing the CDs; and
a CD driver array cabinet, wherein the CD driver array cabinet is located in front of or behind the mechanical gripper and is used for processing the CD.

US Pat. No. 10,482,915

MAGNETIC TAPE DEVICE AND MAGNETIC REPRODUCING METHOD EMPLOYING TMR HEAD AND MAGNETIC TAPE HAVING CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape device comprising:a magnetic tape; and
a reproducing head,
wherein the reproducing head is a magnetic head including a tunnel magnetoresistance effect type element as a reproducing element,
the magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder, a binding agent, and fatty acid ester on the non-magnetic support,
a full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding a surface of the magnetic layer before performing a vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 7.0 nm,
a full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer after performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 7.0 nm, and
a difference (Safter?Sbefore) between a spacing Safter measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer after performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape and a spacing Sbefore measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before performing the vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 9.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,482,914

MATERIALS FOR NEAR FIELD TRANSDUCERS AND NEAR FIELD TRANSDUCERS CONTAINING SAME

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A device comprising:a near field transducer, the near field transducer comprising gold (Au) and at least one other secondary atom present in an amount from 0.01 atomic percent to about 5 atomic percent, the at least one other secondary atom selected from:
boron (B), bismuth (Bi), indium (In), sulfur (S), silicon (Si), tin (Sn), manganese (Mn), tellurium (Te), carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and oxygen (O), and combinations thereof;
erbium (Er), holmium (Ho), lutetium (Lu), praseodymium (Pr), scandium (Sc), uranium (U), zinc (Zn), and combinations thereof; and
barium (Ba), chlorine (Cl), cesium (Cs), dysprosium (Dy), europium (Eu), fluorine (F), gadolinium (Gd), germanium (Ge), hydrogen (H), iodine (I), osmium (Os), phosphorus (P), rubidium (Rb), rhenium (Re), selenium (Se), samarium (Sm), terbium (Tb), thallium (Th), and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,482,913

MAGNETIC TAPE HAVING CHARACTERIZED MAGNETIC LAYER

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A magnetic tape comprising:a non-magnetic support;
a non-magnetic layer including non-magnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic support; and
a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic layer,
wherein the total thickness of the non-magnetic layer and the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.60 ?m,
the magnetic layer includes an abrasive,
the percentage of a plan view maximum area of the abrasive confirmed in a region having a size of 4.3 ?m ×6.3 ?m of the surface of the magnetic layer with respect to the total area of the region, obtained by plane observation performed by using a scanning electron microscope is equal to or greater than 0.02% and less than 0.06%,
the logarithmic decrement acquired by a pendulum viscoelasticity test performed regarding the surface of the magnetic layer is 0.010 to 0.050, and
the logarithmic decrement on the magnetic layer side is determined by the following method:
securing a measurement sample of the magnetic tape with the measurement surface, which is the surface on the magnetic layer side, facing upward on a substrate in a pendulum viscoelasticity tester;
disposing a columnar cylinder edge which is 4 mm in diameter and equipped with a pendulum 13 g in weight on the measurement surface of the measurement sample such that the long axis direction of the columnar cylinder edge runs parallel to the longitudinal direction of the measurement sample;
raising the surface temperature of the substrate on which the measurement sample has been positioned at a rate of less than or equal to 5° C./min up to 80° C.;
inducing initial oscillation of the pendulum;
monitoring the displacement of the pendulum while it is oscillating to obtain a displacement-time curve for a measurement interval of greater than or equal to 10 minutes; and
obtaining the logarithmic decrement ? from the following equation:

wherein the interval from one minimum displacement to the next minimum displacement is adopted as one wave period; the number of waves contained in the displacement-time curve during one measurement interval is denoted by n, the difference between the minimum displacement and the maximum displacement of the nth wave is denoted by An, and the logarithmic decrement is calculated using the difference between the next minimum displacement and maximum displacement of the nth wave (An+1 in the above equation).

US Pat. No. 10,482,911

MULTIPLE-ACTUATOR DRIVE THAT PROVIDES DUPLICATION USING MULTIPLE VOLUMES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage drive comprising:interface circuitry configured to communicate with:
first and second actuators enclosed within the drive that operate independently; and
first and second read/write heads enclosed within the drive and respectively moved over one or more disks by the first and second actuators, the one or more disks driven by a single spindle motor enclosed within the drive; and
a controller coupled to the interface circuitry and operable to:
form a first drive volume of the one or more disks that is read from and written to by the first read/write head;
form a second drive volume of the one or more disks that that is read from and written to by the second read/write head, the second volume duplicating data of the first drive volume; and
perform background validation operations on the second drive volume and not the first drive volume.

US Pat. No. 10,482,906

NEAR-FIELD TRANSDUCER WITH RECESSED REGION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a near-field transducer situated at or proximate an air bearing surface of the apparatus and configured to facilitate heat-assisted magnetic recording on a medium comprising:
an enlarged region comprising plasmonic material and having a first end proximate the air bearing surface and a second end opposing the first end;
a disk region adjacent the enlarged region and having a first end proximate the air bearing surface and a second end opposing the first end, the first end of the disk region comprising a first end portion having a terminus facing the air bearing surface and a projection extending under and beyond the first end portion, the disk region comprising plasmonic material;
a peg region extending from the projection of the first end of the disk region and terminating at or proximate the air bearing surface; and
a region recessed with respect to the air bearing surface and the peg region, the recessed region comprising an end surface located between the peg region and the first end of the enlarged region, further wherein the recessed region is recessed between about 50 to 200 nm relative to the air bearing surface, wherein the first end of the enlarged region is substantially coextensive with respect to the end surface of the recessed region.

US Pat. No. 10,482,905

MAGNETIC CORE AND COIL DESIGN FOR DOUBLE PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING (PMR) WRITERS

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A dual perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) writer formed on a slider in a head gimbal assembly (HGA), comprising:(a) a first main pole layer having a first pole tip with a leading side and trailing side at an air bearing surface (ABS), and bisected by a first plane that is orthogonal to the ABS;
(b) a second main pole layer having a second pole tip with a leading side and trailing side at the ABS, and bisected by a second plane that is orthogonal to the ABS, the second plane is a first cross-track width from the first plane;
(c) a bucking coil (BC) with a front side that is between the first and second planes, recessed from the ABS, and formed below the first and second main pole layers, the bucking coil comprises:
(1) a BC first outer portion that adjoins a BC center portion proximate to the BC front side and first plane;
(2) a BC second outer portion that adjoins the BC center portion proximate to the BC front side and second plane, and wherein the BC first and second outer portions and the BC front side form a substantially U shape; and
(3) the BC center portion with a substantially rectangular shape that extends from the BC front side to a backend that contacts an interconnect;
(d) a driving coil (DC) with a front side that is between the first and second planes, recessed from the ABS, and formed above the first and second main pole layers, the driving coil comprises:
(1) a DC first outer portion that adjoins a DC center portion proximate to the DC front side and first plane;
(2) a DC second outer portion that adjoins the DC center portion proximate to the DC front side and second plane, and wherein the DC first and second outer portions and the DC front side form a substantially U shape; and
(3) the DC center portion with a substantially rectangular shape that extends from the DC front side to a backend that contacts the interconnect; and
(e) the interconnect that completes a circuit such that a first write current passing from the BC first outer portion through the BC center portion and interconnect to the DC center portion and then to the DC first outer portion generates flux in the first main pole layer, or a second write current passing from the BC second outer portion through the BC center portion and interconnect to the DC center portion and then to the DC second outer portion generates flux in the second main pole layer for writing to a magnetic medium.

US Pat. No. 10,482,899

COORDINATION OF BEAMFORMERS FOR NOISE ESTIMATION AND NOISE SUPPRESSION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A process for adaptively selecting two or more beams from among a plurality of acoustic pickup beams that are produced by a beamforming process using a plurality of microphone signals from a plurality of microphones, the process comprising: producing the plurality of acoustic pickup beams based on groups of the plurality of microphones, wherein the groups are determined based on an estimation of voice activity and an estimation of noise characteristics in the microphones signals; and selecting the two or more beams from among the plurality of acoustic pickup beams, including a voice beam and a noise beam, based on thresholds for voice-separation and thresholds for noise-matching, whereinduring a period where a desired voice is deemed active, indicating presence of speech, difference between a strength of a component of the noise beam and a strength of a component of the voice beam are compared to a threshold for voice separation to determine whether there is sufficiently large voice separation between the noise beam and the voice beam, and
during a period where the desired voice is deemed inactive, indicating non-speech, difference between a strength of a component of the noise beam and a strength of a component of the voice beam are compared to a threshold for noise-matching to determine whether there is sufficient noise matching between the noise beam and the voice beam, and
wherein the voice beam is used to pick up a voice signal and the noise beam is used to provide information to estimate a noise signal; and wherein
it is determined whether the two or more beams meet the threshold for noise-matching by a) obtaining ratios between the strength of a component of the noise beam in the noise beam and a strength of a component of the voice beam over a time interval, b) comparing the ratios to the threshold for noise-matching, and c) if the threshold for noise-matching is met, setting a correction factor for noise-matching; and
it is determined whether the two or more beams meet the threshold for voice separation by calculating adjusted ratios by applying the correction factor to initial ratios between the strength of a component of the noise beam and the strength of a component of the voice beam.

US Pat. No. 10,482,895

ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION (AEC) RATE ADAPTATION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

17. An acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) system, comprising:an adaptive filter configured to modify an input microphone signal based on a plurality of filter coefficients to obtain an echo-cancelled output signal;
a step size controller coupled to the adaptive filter and configured to adjust an adaptation rate of the adaptive filter based, at least in part, on an echo-to-disturbance energy ratio computed from the input microphone signal, the echo-cancelled output signal, and a desired echo reduction level, wherein the adaptation rate is based on a step size that is an echo-signal-to-noise-ratio (ESNR)-based variable step size (EVSS) ?ESNR computed according to:

US Pat. No. 10,482,894

DEREVERBERATION DEVICE AND HEARING AID

RION Co., Ltd., Tokyo (J...

1. A dereverberation device comprising:an input instantaneous value calculation unit configured to calculate an input instantaneous value based on an input signal;
a reverberation estimation unit configured to calculate a moving average of the input instantaneous value as a reverberation component;
a gain calculation unit configured to calculate, with the input instantaneous value and the reverberation component, a first gain as a basic gain for the input signal;
a gain suppression control unit configured to calculate, according to a ratio between the input instantaneous value and the reverberation component, a second gain changing within a range between a predetermined lower limit and a predetermined upper limit, thereby outputting a larger one of the first gain or the second gain as a third gain; and
a gain processing unit configured to multiply the input signal by the third gain.

US Pat. No. 10,482,892

VERY SHORT PITCH DETECTION AND CODING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for pitch detection, implemented by an encoder, comprising:determining a value of an initial pitch lag candidate of a current frame of a signal in a range from a second minimum pitch limitation to a first minimum pitch limitation using a time domain pitch detection technique, wherein the first minimum pitch limitation is a pitch limitation value defined in the Code Excited Linear Prediction Technique (CELP) algorithm, and the second minimum pitch limitation is a value smaller than the first minimum pitch limitation, and wherein the signal is a speech signal or an audio signal;
determining whether a lack of low frequency energy in the current frame is detected; and
determining the initial pitch lag candidate is a final pitch lag when the lack of low frequency energy in the current frame is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,482,891

ENABLING SAMPLING RATE DIVERSITY IN A VOICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A audio communication server for exchanging bitstreams with a plurality of audio communication endpoints,each of said bitstreams containing spectral components representing spectral content of an audio signal and conformal to a predefined bitstream format allowing transmission of spectral components up to a maximum frequency,
wherein the spectral components in each incoming bitstream relate to a frequency range extending up to an input break frequency which is selectable by each corresponding audio communication endpoint,
said server comprising:
a mixer configured to receive a plurality of incoming bitstreams and to output, based thereon, a bitstream representing an audio signal being an additive mix of at least one of the incoming bitstreams; and
a selector configured to output, from the audio communication server, an outgoing bitstream being either a bitstream output by the mixer or a bitstream reproducing an active one of the incoming bitstreams,
wherein the selector is configured to monitor the incoming bitstreams for audio activity and to output, in response to having exactly one active incoming bitstream, an outgoing bitstream reproducing the active incoming bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,482,888

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL AUDIO OBJECT CODING EMPLOYING HIDDEN OBJECTS FOR SIGNAL MIXTURE MANIPULATION

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

13. A method for encoding one or more audio objects to obtain an encoded signal, wherein the method comprises:downmixing the one or more audio objects to obtain one or more unprocessed downmix signals,
processing the one or more unprocessed downmix signals to obtain one or more processed downmix signals, wherein processing the one or more unprocessed downmix signals is conducted by encoding the one or more unprocessed downmix signals to obtain the one or more processed downmix signals,
calculating one or more additional signals by decoding the one or more processed downmix signals to obtain one or more decoded signals, and by generating each of the one or more additional signals by generating a difference signal between one of the one or more decoded signals and one of the one or more unprocessed downmix signals,
generating parametric audio object information for the one or more audio objects and additional parametric information for the one or more additional signals, and
outputting the encoded signal, the encoded signal comprising the parametric audio object information for the one or more audio objects and the additional parametric information for the one or more additional signals.

US Pat. No. 10,482,887

MACHINE LEARNING MODEL ASSISTED ENHANCEMENT OF AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:initiating a communication link between a first and a second edge device for the first and seconds edge devices to transmit and receive at least compressed audio data;
determining a bandwidth of the communication link, the determined bandwidth to be used to set an amount of compression of audio data to be performed by the first edge device;
transmitting a re-encoding machine learning model corresponding to a voice of a user of the first edge device to the second edge device, the second edge device to utilize the re-encoding machine learning model of the user of the first edge device to re-encoding at least the compressed audio data transmitted over the initiated communication link to approximate the voice of the user of the first edge device; and
passing compressed audio data from the first edge device to the second edge device using the initiated communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,482,883

CONTEXT-SENSITIVE DYNAMIC UPDATE OF VOICE TO TEXT MODEL IN A VOICE-ENABLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a voice input with a voice-enabled electronic device, the voice input including an original request that includes first and second portions, the second portion including a first context sensitive entity among a plurality of context sensitive entities that are associated with a context sensitive parameter and that potentially may be spoken in the voice input; and
in the voice-enabled electronic device, and responsive to receiving the first portion of the voice input:
performing local processing of the first portion of the voice input;
determining during the local processing that the first portion is associated with the context sensitive parameter; and
in response to determining that the first portion is associated with the context sensitive parameter, and prior to performing local processing of the second portion of the voice input including the first context sensitive entity:
dynamically updating a local voice to text model, used by the voice-enabled electronic device, to augment the local voice to text model based on the context sensitive entities associated with the context sensitive parameter, wherein dynamically updating the local voice to text model facilitates recognition of the first context sensitive entity in performing local processing of the second portion of the voice input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEECH ENHANCEMENT IN MULTISOURCE ENVIRONMENTS

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a first signal emitted from one or more sources;
receiving a second signal emitted from the one or more sources;
determining a first confidence level that a wake-up-word is included in the first signal;
determining a second confidence level that the wake-up-word is included in the second signal;
identifying that the wake-up-word originated from a first source of the one or more sources based upon, at least in part, the first and second confidence levels; and
enabling the first source to participate in a dialogue phase.

US Pat. No. 10,482,875

WORD HASH LANGUAGE MODEL

ASAPP, INC., New York, N...

1. A computer-implemented method for implementing a neural network language model, the method comprising:obtaining a word hash vector for each word of a vocabulary of words;
receiving a first sequence of words for processing by the neural network language model to select a word to follow the first sequence of words;
generating a first sequence of word hash vectors by retrieving a word hash vector for each word of the first sequence of words;
processing the first sequence of word hash vectors with a layer of the neural network language model to compute a first output vector;
quantizing the first output vector to obtain a first output word hash vector;
determining a distance between the first output word hash vector and a first hash vector for a first word in the vocabulary; and
selecting the first word from the vocabulary using the distance between the first output word hash vector and the first hash vector for the first word.

US Pat. No. 10,482,871

METHOD FOR PROCESSING SIGNALS, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for processing signals, comprising:recording, via a microphone of a headphone, a sound signal of external environment when the headphone is in a playing state;
identifying feature audio in the sound signal and acquiring reminding information corresponding to the feature audio;
inquiring of a user whether recorded sound signal is critical according to the reminding information, in response to the headphone being paused; and
detecting an input operation of the user and processing the sound signal according to the input operation of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,482,868

MULTI-CHANNEL ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

9. A tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors cause a playback device to perform functions comprising:receiving, via a network interface of the playback device, a source stream of audio comprising source audio content to be played back by the playback device, wherein the playback device comprises a first speaker driver and at least a second speaker driver and further comprises one or more microphones, and wherein the source audio content comprises a first channel stream of audio and a second channel stream of audio;
producing a first channel audio output by playing back, via the first speaker driver, the first channel stream of audio;
producing a second channel audio output by playing back, via the second speaker driver, the second channel stream of audio;
receiving, via the one or more microphones, a captured stream of audio comprising a first portion corresponding to the first channel audio output, and further comprising a second portion corresponding to the second channel audio output, wherein the captured stream of audio has a first signal-to-noise ratio;
performing a singular value decomposition on the first channel stream of audio and the second channel stream of audio to result in a combined set of signal components;
selecting a subset of the combined set of signal components based on one or more parameters;
performing acoustic echo cancellation on the subset of the combined set of signal components, wherein performing acoustic echo cancellation on the subset of the combined set of signal components produces a first acoustic echo cancellation output; and
applying the first acoustic echo cancellation output to the captured stream of audio, thereby increasing the signal-to noise ratio of the captured stream of audio from the first signal-to-noise ratio to a second signal-to-noise ratio, wherein the second signal-to-noise ratio is greater than the first signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,482,867

ACTIVE VIBRATION NOISE CONTROL APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An active vibration noise control apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to operate as:
a control signal generation unit that generates a control signal on a basis of a cosine wave signal and a sine wave signal, where the frequencies of the cosine wave signal and sine wave signal are a control frequency identified according to a vibration noise source; and
a correction value update unit that updates a correction value, for correcting a difference between the control frequency and a frequency of vibration noise, to a value for decreasing signal power of an error signal, on a basis of a relationship between increase and decrease of the signal power of the error signal and increase and decrease of the correction value used for correction of the control frequency, wherein
the error signal is obtained from remaining vibration noise that remains after interference sound, that is generated on a basis of the control signal and propagates through a secondary route, interferes with the vibration noise generated from the vibration noise source, and
the relationship between the increase and decrease of the signal power of the error signal and the increase and decrease of the correction value is obtained by partially differentiating the signal power of the error signal with respect to the correction value.

US Pat. No. 10,482,859

OPTICAL SENSOR AND ELECTRIC STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DIGITAL INTERFACE (MIDI) EQUIPPED WITH OPTICAL SENSOR

JAMMY INSTRUMENTS LTD., ...

1. An optical sensor for a stringed musical instrument with a digital interface comprising:a housing configured to be fixed to the surface of the stringed musical instrument,
at least one optical emitter and at least one optical receiver located on said housing so that a light beam of at least one optical emitter forms a light spot that completely covers a photosensitive surface of at least one optical receiver,
the at least one optical emitter and at least one optical receiver being located under the same string,
wherein
said optical emitter generates light beams,
said optical receiver comprises at least two photosensitive surfaces, forming, together with said optical emitter, at least two optical pairs, a lower one and an upper one respectively,
a light beam modulator located between said optical pairs, covering a part of each of the photosensitive surfaces, and configured to be fixed to a string and configured to adjust an area of an illuminated part of the upper photosensitive surface and an area of an illuminated part of the lower photosensitive surface when a string, with said modulator attached thereto, deflects in horizontal and vertical planes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,482,856

AUTOMATIC PERFORMANCE SYSTEM, AUTOMATIC PERFORMANCE METHOD, AND SIGN ACTION LEARNING METHOD

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. An automatic performance system for a collaborative performance of a musical piece by at least one performer and an automatic performance device, the automatic performance system comprising:a controller, including at least one processor or circuit, configured to execute a plurality of tasks, including:
a sign action detecting task that detects a sign action of the at least one performer performing the musical piece based on a received detection signal;
a performance analyzing task that estimates a performance position in the musical piece based on a received acoustic signal representing a performed sound generated currently by the at least one performer; and
a display control task that controls a display device to display an image corresponding to performance contents at the performance position in the musical piece estimated by the performance analyzing task.

US Pat. No. 10,482,855

HI-HAT CYMBAL SOUND GENERATION APPARATUS, HI-HAT CYMBAL SOUND GENERATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KORG INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A hi-hat cymbal sound generation apparatus that generates a sound of hi-hat cymbals based on information on an operation to a top pad, which corresponds to a top cymbal, and a bottom pad, which corresponds to a bottom cymbal, the top pad and the bottom pad being attached to a hi-hat stand with a pedal,wherein a distance between the top pad and the bottom pad is changeable by an operation of the pedal,
state information is information that indicates which of a predetermined number of states a state is, the state being determined by the distance between the top pad and the bottom pad,
of the states, a state in which the top pad and the bottom pad are closest to each other is designated as a close state, and
the hi-hat cymbal sound generation apparatus comprises:
an input that acquires at least the state information and vibration information, which is information on a vibration of the top pad;
a recorder that records data on a foot close sound that corresponds to a sound in the close state generated by the top cymbal and the bottom cymbal coming into contact with each other in response to an operation of the pedal, data on a foot open sound that corresponds to a sound in a state other than the close state generated by the top cymbal and the bottom cymbal coming into contact with each other in response to an operation of the pedal, and data on a predetermined number of hit sounds, which correspond to sounds generated by hitting in the states indicated by the state information;
a trigger that checks whether the vibration indicated by the vibration information falls within a predetermined range in which a sound generation procedure is to be started, and starts sound generation procedures for at least all the hit sounds when the trigger determines that the vibration falls within the range in which a sound generation procedure is to be started; and
a sound volume controller that generates an output signal by controlling a sound volume of each sound whose sound generation procedure is being performed based on the current state information and information on a change of the distance between the top pad and the bottom pad.

US Pat. No. 10,482,852

BUTTON FRETBOARD ASSEMBLY FOR AN INSTRUMENT

1. An assembly for an instrument, the assembly comprising:a fretboard having a width, a length, a top surface, frets projecting from the top surface and spaced apart along the length, strings arranged above the top surface across the width, and recesses formed into the fretboard between the frets and below the strings;
a button is carried in each recess for reciprocal movement along an axis between a raised position and a depressed position, wherein the button has a hole formed transversely through the button, and one of the strings is passed through the hole;
in the depressed position, the button is in contact with the one of the strings and depresses the one of the strings against a proximate fret; and
in the raised position, the button is out of contact with the one of the strings.

US Pat. No. 10,482,843

SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF BLUE LIGHT IN A DISPLAY FRAME

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a user equipment (UE) coupled to a display screen, comprising:entering into a reduced blue light (RBL) mode;
determining, while operating in accordance with the RBL mode, a degree of blue light reduction in at least a portion of a display frame to be output on the display screen using at least one RBL rule from a set of RBL rules, wherein one or more RBL rules of the set of RBL rules are based upon application-specific information of an application that is contributing image data to the portion of the display frame, wherein the application-specific information comprises information that identifies the specific application contributing the image data;
wherein the one or more RBL rules of the set of RBL rules are based upon one or more of the application-specific information and content-specific information;
wherein the content-specific information includes one or more of a type, priority and prominence of content in the at least a portion of the display frame;
wherein the content-specific information indicates that the image data in the at least a portion of the display frame has a priority that is above a priority threshold,
wherein the at least one RBL rule permits a level of blue light that is above a default blue light level defined by the RBL mode in the at least a portion of the display frame based on the priority determination;
selectively reducing the blue light in the at least a portion of the display frame based on the determining; and
sending the display frame with the selectively reduced blue light portion to the display screen for output.

US Pat. No. 10,482,842

MACRO I/O UNIT FOR IMAGE PROCESSOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A device comprising:one or more processors; and
a plurality of channel units that are each configured to implement a separate respective channel of data transfer to an external memory,
wherein each channel unit comprises formatting logic that is configured to receive image data from the external memory in a first format and convert the image data into a second format, and
wherein each channel unit comprises addressing logic that is configured to determine an order in which image data should be read from the external memory,
wherein the plurality of channel units comprises a pair of the channel units that are configured to implement separate respective channels of data transfer to the external memory and to implement ad hoc reading of non-sequential regions of image data from the external memory,
wherein a first channel unit of the pair of channel units is configured to receive coordinate values generated by a processor of the one or more processors, the coordinate values identifying a location within the image data, and wherein the first channel unit is configured to forward the coordinate values to a second channel unit of the pair of channel units,
wherein the second channel unit of the pair of channel units is configured to receive the coordinate values forwarded from the first channel unit of the pair of channel units, to use
the addressing logic to request, from the external memory, a region of image data having a location identified by the coordinate values generated by the processor, the region being a portion of a first row of the image data that is less than all of the first row of a full frame of image data stored in the external memory, to use the reformatting logic to reformat the region of image data, and to forward the reformatted region of image data for access by the processor that generated the coordinate values.

US Pat. No. 10,482,841

OPERATOR CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE BY USING AN OPERATOR CONTROL DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An operator control device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a touch-sensitive display apparatus;
a hand rest, provided in a region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus, adjustable between a first position and a second position; and
a controller configured:
to activate a first display region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus and a manual driving mode of the motor vehicle, when the hand rest is in the first position, and
to activate a second display region of the touch-sensitive display apparatus and an autopilot function of the motor vehicle, when the hand rest is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,482,836

GATE DRIVER AND CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND CONFIGURATION METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A gate driver for providing a gate drive signal for a thin film transistor array substrate, the gate driver comprising:a driving capability detector configured to receive at least the gate drive signal and to detect a driving capability of the gate drive signal based at least on the gate drive signal, the driving capability being represented by a rising time taken by the gate drive signal in form of a voltage pulse signal to rise from a low level to a high level, wherein the driving capability detector is further configured to output a detection signal indicative of the driving capability to an external controller;
a register configured to receive and store an adjustment instruction in form of a digital signal from the external controller;
a push-pull output circuit comprising a first MOS transistor and a second MOS transistor connected in series; and
a driving capability adjustor connected in series with the first and second MOS transistors and between the first and second MOS transistors, wherein the driving capability adjustor is configured to adjust the driving capability of the gate drive signal in response to the adjustment instruction stored in the register.

US Pat. No. 10,482,835

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT, GATE DRIVING METHOD, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising: a plurality of shift registers cascaded together to successively output a respective drive signals; and a plurality of control switches configured for connection to respective gate lines, wherein each of the plurality of shift registers is connected to at least two respective ones of the plurality of control switches to output a respective one of the drive signals to the at least two respective control switches, wherein the plurality of control switches are configured such that the respective control switches connected to the same shift register are turned on and off time-divisionally in response to a respective control signals, whereby the drive signal output by the same shift register is coupled to a corresponding one of the gate lines via a turned-on one of the respective control switches, wherein each of the plurality of shift registers is connected to an equal number of control switches, wherein the plurality of control switches are divided into a number of groups, the number of the groups being equal to the number of the control switches to which each of the shift registers is connected, wherein the respective control switches to which the same shift register is connected belong to respective different ones of the groups, and wherein the plurality of control switches are configured for connection to the gate lines so that the gate lines connected to the control switches belonging to the same group are arranged successively to supply respective drive signals to successive rows of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,482,834

PIXEL CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel circuit, comprising:a liquid crystal capacitor;
a selection unit having a first input terminal for receiving a row control signal and a second input terminal for receiving a column control signal, and configured to generate a selection signal indicating whether to select the liquid crystal capacitor according to both the row control signal and the column control signal, and to output the selection signal via an output terminal of the selection unit; and
a grayscale voltage writing unit having a first input terminal connected to the output terminal of the selection unit, a second input terminal for receiving multiple grayscale voltages, a first output terminal connected to a first terminal of the liquid crystal capacitor, and a second output terminal connected to a first voltage, and configured to write a corresponding grayscale voltage of the multiple grayscale voltages into the liquid crystal capacitor when the selection signal indicates that the liquid crystal capacitor is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,482,833

OPERATION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. An operation method of an electronic device comprising a first display element, a second display element, a first circuit, and an optical sensor, comprising:measuring an illuminance of external light by the optical sensor;
transmitting an illuminance data including the illuminance of external light to the first circuit;
obtaining a first data and a second data by the first circuit;
setting a first gain value to 0 by the first circuit and determining a second gain value with use of a first function and the illuminance of external light by the first circuit when the illuminance of external light in the first circuit is lower than a first illuminance;
determining the first gain value with use of a second function and the illuminance of external light by the first circuit and determining the second gain value with use of a third function and the illuminance of external light by the first circuit when the illuminance of external light in the first circuit is higher than or equal to the first illuminance and lower than a second illuminance;
determining the first gain value with use of a fourth function and the illuminance of external light by the first circuit and setting the second gain value to 0 by the first circuit when the illuminance of external light in the first circuit is higher than or equal to the second illuminance;
multiplying the first data by the first gain value or a value corresponding to the first gain value to generate a third data in the first circuit and multiplying the second data by the second gain value or a value corresponding to the second gain value to generate a fourth data in the first circuit after the first gain value and the second gain value are determined; and
displaying an image based on the third data using the first display element and an image based on the fourth data using the second display element.

US Pat. No. 10,482,830

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a plurality of displays adjacently arranged, wherein each of the plurality of displays comprises:
a panel;
a bezel surrounding the panel;
a plurality of light sources disposed on a circuit board and configured to output light to the panel;
a guide panel disposed at a side of the circuit board; and
a diffusion sheet supported by the guide panel and disposed over the plurality of light sources,
wherein the panel is disposed over the diffusion sheet,
wherein the plurality of light sources comprises a first light source disposed at a first area of the circuit board and a second light source disposed at a second area of the circuit board, wherein the first area is adjacent to the bezel, and
wherein a first current is provided to the first light source and a second current is provided to the second light source and the second current is smaller than the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,482,827

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for driving a display panel comprising:receiving one or more frames of image data one after another each of which having image data for a plurality of subpixels in the display panel;
determining an initial driving voltage corresponding to one subpixel of the plurality of subpixels based on each frame of image data;
determining an overdrive voltage corresponding to the one subpixel based on the initial driving voltage and a compensation voltage corresponding to the one subpixel, wherein an amplitude of the overdrive voltage is greater than an amplitude of the initial driving voltage; and
applying the overdrive voltage to the one subpixel for an overdrive time period followed by applying the initial driving voltage to a same one subpixel for displaying a subpixel image associated with each frame of image data;
wherein determining the overdrive voltage comprises:
for each frame of image data except for a first frame of image data, determining an initial driving voltage amplitude difference for each subpixel; the initial driving voltage amplitude difference being a difference between a first amplitude of an initial driving voltage corresponding to each subpixel based on a current frame of image data and a second amplitude of an initial driving voltage corresponding to each subpixel based on a previous frame of image; and
determining the compensation voltage corresponding to the one subpixel;
wherein a subpixel having a greater initial driving voltage amplitude difference is determined to have a compensation voltage with a greater amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,482,825

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

15. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a reference voltage providing portion configured to apply a first reference voltage from a first reference voltage line to a readout line and a pixel portion comprising a plurality of pixels, the first reference voltage being a voltage for detecting a crack in the display panel;
a scan driver configured to provide a scan signal to the pixels via a plurality of scan lines;
a data driver configured to provide a data signal to the pixels via a plurality of data lines; and
a readout circuit configured to convert a voltage of the readout line to digital data, and configured to apply a second reference voltage that is different from the first reference voltage to one of the readout lines,
wherein at least two of the pixels are connected to one of the scan lines and connected to the readout line, and
wherein the reference voltage providing portion comprises a sensing transistor comprising:
a gate electrode coupled to one of the scan lines or to a control line;
a first electrode coupled to the first reference voltage line; and
a second electrode connected both to the readout circuit via the readout line and to the at least two pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,482,823

LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A light emitting display device comprising:a first switch comprising a gate electrode connected to a first scan line, the first switch connected between a data line and a first node;
a second switch comprising a gate electrode connected to the first node, the second switch connected between a first driving power line and a second node;
a first capacitor connected between the first node and the second node;
a light emitting element connected between the second node and a second driving power line;
a scan driver configured to apply a first A-scan signal to the first scan line in at least a part of first, second and third periods among a consecutive first period, the second period, the third period, a fourth period, a fifth period, a sixth period and a seventh period, and to apply a first B-scan signal to the first scan line in a part of the fifth period;
a data driver configured to apply a first initialization signal to the data line in at least a part of the first, second and third periods, and to apply a data signal to the data line in a part of the fifth period; and
a power supply portion configured to apply a first driving voltage to the first driving power line in at least a part of the second period, applying a second driving voltage, which is greater than the first driving voltage, to the first driving power line in at least a part of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth periods, and applying a third driving voltage, which is greater than the second driving voltage, to the first driving power line in at least a part of the first period and at least a part of the seventh period.

US Pat. No. 10,482,821

PIXEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A pixel comprising:a first transistor comprising a gate connected to a first node, a first terminal, and a second terminal connected to a second node;
a second transistor comprising a gate configured to receive a first gate signal, a first terminal configured to receive a data voltage, and a second terminal connected to the first node;
a third transistor comprising a gate configured to receive a second gate signal, a first terminal configured to receive a reference voltage, and a second terminal connected to the first node;
a fourth transistor comprising a gate configured to receive a third gate signal, a first terminal configured to receive an initialization voltage, and a second terminal connected to the second node;
a fifth transistor comprising a gate configured to receive the first gate signal, a first terminal configured to receive a first power supply voltage, and a second terminal connected to the first terminal of the first transistor;
a first capacitor comprising a first electrode connected to the first node, and a second electrode connected to the second node;
a second capacitor comprising a first electrode connected to the second node, and a second electrode configured to receive the first power supply voltage; and
a light emitting element comprising a first terminal connected to the second node, and a second terminal configured to receive a second power supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,482,820

METHOD OF COMPENSATING LUMINANCE OF OLED AND DISPLAY SYSTEM USING THE SAME

NOVATEK Microelectronics ...

1. A method of compensating luminance of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) operated with a transistor in a pixel cell of a display panel, comprising:measuring an electronic mobility and an oxide capacitance of the transistor and a luminous efficiency of the OLED, and generating a first lookup table comprising information for compensating the electronic mobility and the oxide capacitance of the transistor without compensating a threshold voltage of the transistor and a second lookup table comprising information for compensating the luminous efficiency of the OLED;
converting original display data to target display data according to the first lookup table and the second lookup table;
outputting the target display data to the pixel cell; and
compensating the threshold voltage of the transistor when the target display data is received by the pixel cell;
wherein the compensation of threshold voltage is an internal compensation performed by the pixel cell.

US Pat. No. 10,482,814

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for driving a display device including a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns,each of the plurality of pixels including:
a light emitting device that emits light in accordance with supplied current;
a driving transistor that supplies current to the light emitting device;
a single storage capacitor connected between a gate of the driving transistor and a source or drain of the driving transistor; and
a switching transistor connected between the gate of the driving transistor and a data line,
wherein a first electrode of the storage capacitor is connected only to the gate of the driving transistor and a source or drain of the switching transistor,
wherein a second electrode of the storage capacitor is connected only to an anode of the light emitting device and the source or drain of the driving transistor, and
wherein a node between the gate of the driving transistor and the source or drain of the switching transistor is connected only to the first electrode of the storage capacitor, the gate of the driving transistor and the source or drain of the switching transistor,
the method comprising:
causing the light emitting device to emit light by supplying current to the light emitting device during a light emission period;
resetting charge of at least one of the storage capacitor and a parasitic capacitance of the light emitting device during a reset period; and
applying a reverse bias voltage between the gate and source of the driving transistor during a reverse-bias application period,
wherein the resetting is performed between the light emission and the reverse-bias application, and
wherein a gate potential voltage during the reverse-bias application period is lower than a gate potential voltage during the light emission period.

US Pat. No. 10,482,813

POWER OFF METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A power off method of a display device that includes a display panel having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix, each of the plurality of pixel circuits including: a light emitting element that emits light according to an amount of current supplied; a drive transistor that supplies the current to the light emitting element; and a capacitance element that is connected to a gate of the drive transistor and holds a voltage representing luminance, the power off method of a display device comprising:detecting a power off operation on the display device;
setting, when the power off operation is detected, a same potential in a first electrode and a second electrode of the capacitance element in each of the plurality of pixel circuits; and
stopping power supply to the display panel after the same potential is set,
wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits further includes:
a first switch transistor connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element;
a first wire connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element via the first switch transistor;
a second switch transistor connected to the second electrode of the capacitance element and not connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element, the second switch transistor being separate from the drive transistor;
a second wire connected to the second electrode of the capacitance element via the second switch transistor;
a third switch transistor connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element; and
a node to which only the following four elements are connected: the first electrode of the capacitance element, a gate of the drive transistor, a drain/source of the first switch transistor, and a drain/source of the third switch transistor, and
the setting comprises:
turning off, when the power off operation is detected, the first switch transistor and the second switch transistor before 0V is supplied to the first and the second wires;
supplying 0V to the first wire and the second wire;
determining whether a wait time has elapsed, the wait time being a time period from a start of supplying 0V to the first wire and the second wire to when the potentials of the first wire and the second wire are determined to be at 0V, wherein after 0V is supplied to the first and second wires, the potentials of the first wire and the second wire are gradually changed to approach 0V during the wait time; and
turning on the first switch transistor and the second switch transistor after the wait time is determined to be elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,482,811

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprising:a substrate;
a display unit on the substrate, the substrate and the display unit collectively defining at least one through portion; and
a thin film encapsulation layer that encapsulates the display unit, and that comprises an organic layer and an inorganic layer,
wherein the display unit comprises:
a display region;
a non-display region at an edge of, and surrounding, the at least one through portion; and
a dam unit within the non-display region and surrounding the at least one through portion,
wherein the organic layer faces or contacts a lateral surface of the dam unit that faces the display region, and
wherein the inorganic layer covers the dam unit,
wherein the display region comprises first and second display regions having different resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,482,809

LED DISPLAY SCREEN CAPABLE OF IMPLEMENTING A VARIETY OF ASSEMBLING MODES

SHENZHEN DICOLOR OPTOELEC...

1. A light emitting diode display screen operative to implement a plurality of assembling modes, comprising two or more frames, wherein each frame comprises:a left side plate, comprising an oblique boss disposed on a left end surface of the left side plate;
a right side plate, wherein a through hole extending leftward and rightward is provided in the right side plate, and a front side plate and a rear enclosure plate are respectively disposed on front and rear sides to the left of the right side plate, wherein the space between the front side plate and the rear enclosure plate communicates with the through hole;
an arc-shaped locking mechanism, disposed on the right side of the frame and comprising a rotating block disposed between the front side plate and the rear enclosure plate; a knob disposed outside a front end of the front side plate and fixedly connected to the rotating block; and a plurality of inclined plates having different tilt angles disposed on an outer ring of the rotating block; wherein the oblique boss of one of the frames is operative to stick with and abut against different inclined plates of the rotating block of an adjacent frame, respectively; and
a quick locking mechanism configured to firmly connect the two adjacent frames.

US Pat. No. 10,482,808

PIXEL CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel control circuit, comprising: a control-signal output sub-circuit and a switch sub-circuit; wherein:an input terminal of the switch sub-circuit is electrically coupled to an output terminal of the control-signal output sub-circuit;
an input terminal of the control-signal output sub-circuit is electrically coupled to a data line, and the control-signal output sub-circuit is configured to: compare a voltage received by the data line with a reference voltage; and if a value of the voltage received by the data line is equal to a value of the reference voltage, output a first control signal, otherwise output a second control signal;
the switch sub-circuit is configured to be turned off under control of the first control signal and to be turned on under control of the second control signal; and
the reference voltage is a corresponding gamma voltage when the display panel is in a dark state.

US Pat. No. 10,482,805

DISPLAY CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY DRIVING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display controller comprising:a buffer configured to store first pixel data input to a source line during a first period, and second pixel data input to the source line during a second period, the second period being subsequent to the first period; and
a data generating circuit configured to,
generate control data by comparing each of the first pixel data and the second pixel data with desired reference data, the desired reference data is digital data corresponding to an intermediate voltage, the intermediate voltage being lower than a power supply voltage and higher than a ground voltage, and
transfer the second pixel data and the control data to a source driver driving the source line.

US Pat. No. 10,482,804

DISPLAY SOURCE DRIVER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., L...

1. A gamma voltage generation circuit in a source driver for a display device, the gamma voltage generation circuit comprising:a first gamma voltage generator configured to generate R gamma voltages and B gamma voltages alternately during one horizontal period based on a gamma selection signal, and to provide the R gamma voltages and the B gamma voltages to a first group of data driving circuits; and
a second gamma voltage generator configured to generate G gamma voltages, and to provide the G gamma voltages to a second group of data driving circuits different from the first group of data driving circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,482,797

REMOVABLE AND REUSABLE PROTECTIVE ENVELOPE TO DISPLAY DOCUMENT

ACCELERATED PRODUCTIONS, ...

1. A method of displaying a document on a motor vehicle, the method comprising:(a) inserting a document into a device for displaying a document, the device comprising:
a front transparent planar sheet and a rear planar sheet, each sheet having three edges that are coterminous with and permanently affixed to a corresponding edge of the other sheet, thereby forming an envelope having three sealed edges and an open end, wherein the document is inserted through the open end;
an adhesive strip affixed to either the front sheet or the rear sheet and positioned across the open end between the front and rear sheets to selectively seal the open end;
a protective strip removably affixed to the adhesive strip to prevent the open end from sealing when the protective strip is in place on the adhesive strip and to enable the open end to be sealed when the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip; and
a first corner seal and a second corner seal, each extending onto but not all the way through the adhesive strip on opposite ends of the open end;
(b) removing the protective strip from the adhesive strip and pressing the front and rear sheets together along the protective strip to seal the open end; and
(c) affixing the device to a window of a motor vehicle such that the rear sheet is against the window;
wherein, when the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip and the open end is sealed, the device is waterproof.

US Pat. No. 10,482,795

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LABELING ARTICLE

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a plurality of labeling articles, the method including:moving a web of a label material in a first direction;
forming a plurality of segments of a release liner material on the moving web, wherein the segments of the release liner material are separated by gaps;
forming a plurality of separate continuous bands of an elastic material over the plurality of segments and gaps;
bonding each continuous band to the moving web at the gaps to form bond zones; and
forming a plurality of lines of separation, wherein each line of separation intersects at least one of the bond zones, thereby defining the plurality of labeling articles, wherein each of the defined labeling articles extends across at least one of the plurality of segments of at least one of the plurality of formed continuous bands.

US Pat. No. 10,482,794

SELF-LAMINATING ROTATING CABLE MARKER LABEL WITH BREAKAWAY PORTION

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A self-laminating cable marker comprising:a first portion with at least part of an underside of the first portion having adhesive configured to adhere the first portion to a cable;
a second portion adjacent to the first portion, the second portion having an adhesive free underside wherein a lateral width of the second portion is wider than a lateral width of the first portion;
a third portion adjacent to the second portion, at least part of an underside of the third portion having adhesive such that the underside of the third portion can adhere to a top side of the second portion when the self-laminating cable marker is wrapped around the cable; and
a separable boundary between the first portion and the second portion configured such that when the underside of the first portion is adhered to the cable and then the cable marker is wrapped around the cable such that the underside of the third portion is adhered to the second portion, separating the second portion from the first portion allows the cable marker to rotate relative to the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,482,793

PERSONAL ARTICLE IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

1. A personal article identification system comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface configured to be secured to a personal article, and the top surface of the substrate having a first indicia;
a top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top layer comprising a second indicia on the top surface and overlaying the substrate;
an intermediary layer between the substrate and the top layer; and
a plurality of dots forming a two dimensional patterned array in the top layer, each of the dots is removably attached to the substrate via the intermediary layer, and when removed expose the underlying first indicia of the top surface of the substrate to create a design element in the two dimensional patterned array;
wherein the first indicia comprises a first color, and the second indicia comprises a second color in contrast to the first color, and the first color on the substrate is exposed when a plurality of selected dots are removed to define the design element.

US Pat. No. 10,482,788

WELDING TORCH FOR A WELDING TRAINING SYSTEM

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A weld training system comprising:a computer configured to execute weld training software; and
a welding torch comprising:
a user interface configured to receive an input from a welding operator; and
a communication interface configured to provide data representative of the input to the computer;
wherein the computer is configured to receive the data representative of the input from the communication interface of the welding torch, and to operate the weld training software based on the input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,787

SELECTIVE PRESENTATION OF COASTING COACH INDICATOR FOR CONSECUTIVE LEARNED DECELERATION AREAS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

1. A method for a vehicle, the vehicle being configured to provide coasting coach support when approaching a learned deceleration area, the vehicle being configured to present a coasting coach indicator within the vehicle for the learned deceleration area, the method comprising:identifying, while the vehicle is in use, consecutive learned deceleration areas including a first learned deceleration area and a second learned deceleration area, the second learned deceleration area being subsequent to the first learned deceleration area along a travel path of the vehicle, the first learned deceleration area and the second learned deceleration area being identified using a navigation system within the vehicle, the navigation system including a global positioning system, a local positioning system, a geolocation system, camera-based localization, laser-based localization, or combinations thereof;
determining whether the first learned deceleration area and the second learned deceleration area are located in close proximity to each other;
responsive to determining that the first learned deceleration area and the second learned deceleration area are located in close proximity to each other:
presenting the coasting coach indicator within the vehicle for the first learned deceleration area, whereby a driver is informed that coasting coach support is provided for the first learned deceleration area, and wherein the vehicle provides coasting coach support for the first learned deceleration area; and
disabling the coasting coach indicator for the second learned deceleration area, whereby the coasting coach indicator is not presented within the vehicle for the second learned deceleration area such that the driver is informed that coasting coach support is not provided for the second learned deceleration area, and wherein the vehicle does not provide coasting coach support for the second learned deceleration area.

US Pat. No. 10,482,786

MODULAR ROBOT SYSTEM

BAROBO, INC., Davis, CA ...

1. A robot module, the module comprising:a housing having a first side, a second side, and a third side;
a fourth surface having a first edge in common with the first side, a second edge in common with the second side, and a third edge in common with the third side, wherein the fourth surface is curved and smooth;
a first hub configured to be rotatably connected to the first side of the housing;
a second hub configured to be rotatably connected to the second side of the housing;
a third hub configured to be rotatably connected to the third side of the housing;
a drive unit disposed within the housing, wherein the drive unit is configured to rotate the first hub, the second hub and the third hub independently of each other, and wherein the drive unit further comprises a carrier configured to hold a first motor configured to rotate the first hub and a second motor configured to rotate the second hub;
a controller unit disposed within the housing, wherein the controller unit is configured to control the drive unit to rotate the first hub, the second hub and the third hub independently of each other to provide three degrees of freedom for the module, wherein the controller unit is configured to hold a third motor connected to the third hub, and wherein the controller unit is configured to attach to the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,482,780

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT BASED AID WITH VISUAL, AUDITORY AND TACTILE REWARDS

1. A behavioral reinforcement device comprising:a housing comprising an electronic display, wherein the electronic display is configured to display a user's behavioral performance symbolically, wherein the housing comprises a portable body shape;
a sensor configured to detect a user input; and
a token dispenser incorporated into the housing configured to dispense a physical token,
wherein upon the sensor detecting a user input comprising placing the behavioral reinforcement device into a first predefined positional orientation, a controller is configured to execute a device activation sequence in which the behavioral reinforcement device is activated and wherein upon the sensor detecting a user input comprising placing the behavioral reinforcement device into a second predefined positional orientation, the controller is configured to execute a device deactivation sequence in which the behavioral reinforcement device is deactivated, and
wherein an activation of the behavioral reinforcement device starts an accrual of good time earned and a deactivation of the behavioral reinforcement device pauses the accrual of good time earned.

US Pat. No. 10,482,771

RIDE CHAINING

Lyft, Inc., San Francisc...

17. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions thereon that, when executed by at least one processor, cause a computer system to:receive, from a first requestor client device, a first request for a first ride associated with a first pickup location;
receive, from a second requestor client device, a second request for a second ride associated with a second pickup location;
determine to combine the first ride with the second ride;
select an alternative pickup location to replace the second pickup location associated with the second ride based on determining to combine the first ride and the second ride;
generate a combined route comprising the alternative pickup location for the second ride; and
provide, to a provider client device associated with a provider vehicle, instructions to travel the combined route comprising the alternative pickup location for the second ride.

US Pat. No. 10,482,769

POST-PROCESSING MODULE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTIONED-BASED LANE DETECTION WITH MULTIPLE SENSORS

TUSIMPLE, San Diego, CA ...

1. A method of lane detection for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising:generating, based on a lane detection algorithm, a hit-map image in response to a current view, the hit-map image including a classification of pixels that hit a lane marking;
receiving a lane marking, associated with the current view;
fitting, in a post-processing module, the lane marking in an arc by using a set of parameters;
generating a lane template, using the set of parameters, the lane template including features of the lane marking associated with the current view and features of the arc;
feeding the lane template associated with the current view for detection of a next view; and
generating a fitted lane marking based on the hit-map image and a lane template associated with an immediately previous view, wherein, based on priors or constraints, the lane template is associated with the immediately previous view to obtain a local optimal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,768

VEHICLE FUNCTION IMPAIRMENT DETECTION

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A system comprising:a receiver module that is configured to receive at least one radar signal;
a control module that includes a processor that is configured to execute instruction stored in a nontransitory memory, wherein the control module is configured to:
generate a Fourier transformation based on the at least one radar signal; and
determine a presence of wave interference in response to the Fourier transformation having a harmonic distortion value that is greater than a threshold harmonic distortion value; and
a primary indicator module that is configured to, in response to the control module determining the presence of wave interference, generate an indication, wherein the indication corresponds to the presence of wave interference;wherein:the primary indicator module includes at least one of a vibration module, an LED module, and an auditory alert module;
the vibration module includes a vibration motor, a switching element, and a filtering element;
in response to the control module determining the presence of wave interference, the control module is configured to provide an indication signal to the switching element;
in response to the switching element receiving the indication signal, the switching element is configured to activate the vibration motor;
in response to the vibration motor being activated, the vibration motor is configured to generate the indication; and
the indication is a haptic alert.

US Pat. No. 10,482,765

ALLOCATING AN AREA TO A VEHICLE

1. A method of directing a first vehicle (100) to an allocated area (126), the method including:obtaining (204) data representing a current geographical location of the first vehicle;
using (208) the geographical location data to identify at least one destination location (122), each said destination location having a plurality of allocatable areas, each said allocatable area being allocatable for use by a respective vehicle for an allotted time period, the end of which is defined by an end time;
checking (208) availability of the allocatable areas at the at least one destination location in order to allocate a first available allocatable area to the first vehicle, and
generating data for use in directing (214) the first vehicle to said first area allocated to the first vehicle;
detecting if said first vehicle is prevented from using the area allocated thereto due to a second vehicle, utilising said area for an earlier time period, exceeding its end time and, therefore, that said area allocated to said first vehicle is not available for use thereby; and,
in response to said detecting, checking availability of other allocatable areas at the at least one destination location, identifying an available second allocatable area to the first vehicle, and generating data for use in directing the first vehicle to said second area allocated thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,482,761

LANE-LEVEL GEOMETRY AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

17. A method for establishing lane-level data from probe data comprising:receiving probe data points associated with a plurality of vehicles, each probe data point received from a probe apparatus of a plurality of probe apparatuses, each probe apparatus comprising one or more sensors and being onboard a respective vehicle, wherein each probe data point comprises location information associated with the respective probe apparatus;
for each of the probe data points, determining a location and a road segment corresponding to the location;
generating, from the probe data points associated with a first road segment, a probe density histogram for the first road segment, wherein the probe density histogram represents a volume of probe data points at each of a plurality of positions across a width of the first road segment;
applying a deconvolution method to the probe density histogram to obtain a multi-modal histogram;
determining, from the multi-modal histogram, a number of statistically significant peaks, wherein each statistically significant peak represents a lane of the first road segment;
computing, from the multi-modal histogram, lane-level properties of the probe data of the first road segment; and
providing data for at least one of navigational assistance or at least semi-autonomous vehicle control based on the computed lane-level properties of the probe data of the first road segment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,760

METHOD FOR LINKING A SECOND REMOTE CONTROL UNIT TO A FIRST REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Jungheinrich Aktiengesell...

1. A method for linking a second remote control unit of an industrial truck to a first remote control unit of the industrial truck comprising:linking the first remote control unit to a transceiver unit using a bidirectional radio connection;
transmitting a unique address of the second remote control unit to the transceiver unit by near field communication;
transmitting the unique address of the second remote control unit by the transceiver unit to the first remote control unit via the bidirectional radio connection;
linking the first remote control unit to the second remote control unit using the unique address of the second remote control unit; and
transmitting a command from the second remote control unit to the first remote control unit, wherein the first remote control unit transmits the command by radio to the transceiver unit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,759

IDENTIFIED PRESENCE DETECTION IN AND AROUND PREMISES

TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANA...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices that measure physical attributes;
a presence detection system coupled with the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices, the presence detection system configured to:
receive sensor signals from at least some of the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices;
detect, from processing of the sensor signals from the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices, a presence of an entity moving through a premises;
determine, based on the sensor signals from the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices, a movement flow indicating a sequence of events associated with the moving entity interacting with the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices;
compare the movement flow detected based on the sensor signals from the plurality of non-video and non-audio sensor devices to a plurality of existing movement flow records, each of the plurality of existing movement flow records indicating a particular sequence of events associated with a particular profile record and a particular entity;
determine, based on the comparing, whether a matching profile record exists within the plurality of existing movement flow records, wherein the matching profile record is associated with one of the plurality of existing movement flow records;
identify the moving entity associated with the matching profile record; and
control an ambient environmental condition of the premises based on a routine behavior of the moving entity as indicated by the matching profile record of the moving entity, including sending one or more control signals by the presence detection system to at least one device that controls the ambient environmental condition.

US Pat. No. 10,482,757

ACTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSIVE TO REAL-TIME EVENTS INCORPORATING LOCAL, REMOTE AND LEARNED INFORMATION

Observables, Inc., Santa...

1. A system comprising:a server computer including a processor, a server storage device, memory, a communications device all coupled with a bus, the communications device coupled with the Internet, the server storage device having instructions stored thereon which when executed cause the server to execute a cloud application and perform actions including communicating with a plurality of third party data sources;
a premises device at a first location, the premises device having a processor, a memory, and a plurality of premises communications devices all coupled with a bus, the premises communications devices supporting at least one of a wired Internet connection or a wireless Internet connection,
the premises device in local communication with a plurality of premises sensors,
the premises device further including a storage device coupled with the bus, the storage device having instructions stored thereon which when executed cause the premises device to execute a premises application and perform actions including:
reporting active premises sensors to the cloud application,
receiving configuration information for the active premises sensors from the cloud application,
receiving signals from the active premises sensors,
reporting received signals to the cloud application using one of the premises communications devices;
the cloud application receiving signals from the premises sensors;
the cloud application receiving key person information for a plurality of key persons;
the cloud application receiving schedule information for a company at a first location;
the cloud application receiving third party information from the third party data sources including:
receiving Internet status and alerts for an area including the first location from a local Internet provider,
receiving utility alerts for the area including the first location from at least one utility activity provider,
receiving weather information for the area including the first location from a weather information provider,
receiving emergency alerts concerning the area including the first location from a local government emergency alert provider;
upon receipt of signals from the premises application, the cloud application evaluating an action to take in real-time, the evaluating including considering a current time of day, a kind of signal, and information from the third party information sources, and further including determining whether to send an alert to a key person based on matching a specialty of the key person with at least one of a kind of the source of the signal and a kind of the third party information source.

US Pat. No. 10,482,755

TEMPORARY SECURITY BYPASS METHOD AND APPARATUS

ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHN...

1. A method performed by a barrier alarm in communication with a central controller, comprising:receiving a first signal, by a processor within the barrier alarm from a user interface on the barrier alarm, to disarm the barrier alarm;
transmitting, by the processor via a transmitter coupled to the processor, an indication to the central controller, the indication instructing the central controller to enter a bypass mode relating to the barrier alarm;
receiving a second signal, by the processor, to exit the bypass mode;
transmitting, by the processor via the transmitter, a second indication to the central controller, the second indication instructing the central controller to exit the bypass mode relating to the barrier alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,482,754

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS,...

1. A system for use in a residential property, the system comprising:a first computing system positionable in the residential property and including a first memory and a first processor;
a second computing system including a second memory and a second processor, the second computing system in communication with the first computing system over a network;
wherein the first memory comprises program instructions executable by the processor of the first computing system to:
recognize a sound indicative of an unexpected event;
retrieve, from a database stored in the first memory, an acoustic profile of the unexpected event; and
responsive to retrieving the acoustic profile of the unexpected event, transmit a notification including an identity of the acoustic profile of the unexpected event to the second computing system over the network, the notification including a passcode to an electronic lock that controls access to the residential property.

US Pat. No. 10,482,751

OCCUPANCY DETECTION BY SOCIAL MEDIA

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising:monitoring a social media account of an occupant of a premises;
identifying location information based at least in part on a post associated with the social media account;
analyzing the identified location information in relation to occupancy detection data from one or more sensors associated with the premises, wherein analyzing the identified location information comprises assigning a first weighted score to the identified location information and a second weighted score to the occupancy detection data from the one or more sensors;
assessing a probability of occupancy based at least in part on analyzing the identified location information;
determining a future probability of occupancy of the premises within a predetermined time range based at least in part on analyzing the identified location information; and
updating an occupancy status of the premises and an anticipated occupancy status of the premises based at least in part on analyzing the identified location information and determining the future probability of occupancy of the premises.

US Pat. No. 10,482,750

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING LABEL POSITIONS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A label position monitoring system, the system comprising:a shelving unit disposed in a facility having a shelf with a front face;
a plurality of electrically conductive wires extending along the front face of the shelf;
a set of labels configured to be disposed along the front face of the shelf, each of the labels having a front surface that includes a machine-readable element and a back surface upon which one of a plurality of passive conductive patterns is disposed, each one of the plurality of passive conductive patterns on the back surface of each of the labels has an impedance and is configured to electrically couple to at least one of the plurality of conductive wires to generate different circuits with different effective impedances, where the different circuits and the effective impedances change based on a number of labels coupled to the plurality of conductive wires;
a controller electrically coupled to the plurality of electrically conductive wires, the controller being configured to:
transmit an electrical pulse through a generated one of the different circuits; and
determine, based on a response of the electrical pulse to the change in effective impedances of the generated one of the different circuits, at least one of (i) an identity of each label mounted to the front face, (ii) at least one of the labels from the set has been mounted at an incorrect location on the front face of the shelf, or (iii) at least one of the labels is missing from the front face of the shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,482,749

CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE ALERTS BY OPERATING HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Universal Entertainment C...

1. An immersive head-mounted display (IHMD) system comprising:a control device, communicatively coupled to one or more electronic appliances, and operable to receive data indicative of alert data generated by the one or more electronic appliances and cause a display device of an IHMD to pause rendering of primary content and display one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring alert content when the control device determines an alarm level of the alert data is high, according to a predetermined alarm level that is user defined, and to continue rendering the primary content and display the one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring the alert content when the control device determines the alarm level is low according to the predetermined alarm level; and
the IHMD, communicatively coupled to the control device, the IHMD comprising:
a hardware data receiving component operable to receive the data indicative of alert data;
a processing unit having one or more hardware processors communicatively coupled to the hardware data receiving component; and
the display device, coupled to the processing unit, the display device operable to generate a graphical user interface featuring the primary content and the one or more user interface elements for presenting or ignoring the alert content and to pause rendering of the primary content upon receipt of an input for presenting the alert content, wherein the alert content identifies the one or more electronic appliances that generated the alert data and information describing the alert data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,748

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING LIVESTOCK

TIONESTA, LLC, Austin, T...

1. A system for monitoring livestock in a ranching environment, the system comprising:a two-tier access point comprising a first tier broadband communication interface and a second tier narrowband communication interface, and configured to:
receive, using the second tier narrowband communication interface and using an Internet of Things (IoT) protocol, monitoring data from tag sensors that are attached to animals and configured to collect the monitoring data from the animals; and
transmit, using the first tier broadband communication interface, the received monitoring data to a hub/cloud platform that provides a user interface enabling a user to monitor the livestock,
wherein the IoT protocol comprises a repeating pattern of superframes, each superframe comprising a plurality of frames, wherein the repeating pattern of superframes governs wireless data communication between the two-tier access point and the tag sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,482,737

PARCEL THEFT DETERRENCE FOR A/V RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), the A/V device including a processor and a motion detector having motion detection rules, the method comprising:receiving, by the processor from a client device associated with the A/V device, parcel monitoring rules for monitoring a parcel in a field of view of the motion detector, wherein the parcel monitoring rules include a parcel boundary defining a location within the field of view of the motion detector for monitoring the parcel within the parcel boundary, and a monitoring action to be executed in response to the parcel being moved from within the parcel boundary;
updating, by the processor based on the parcel monitoring rules, the motion detection rules to create updated motion detection rules;
detecting, by the motion detector based on the updated motion detection rules, that the parcel has been moved from within the parcel boundary; and
executing, by the processor in response to the detecting that the parcel has been moved from within the parcel boundary and based on the updated motion detection rules, the monitoring action.

US Pat. No. 10,482,732

SEQUENCE OF LEVELS IN BUILDINGS TO BE EVACUATED BY ELEVATOR SYSTEMS

Inventio AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A method for evacuating persons from a building having a plurality of floors (L1, L2, L3) and an elevator system, wherein a plurality of fixed point markers are arranged in the building at defined sites, wherein a mobile device is carried by a person, comprising:determining instantaneous positions of mobile devices in the building, wherein an instantaneous position of a mobile device is determined when the mobile device uses data received from a first fixed point marker to access a database in which the data is linked to a site of the first fixed point marker;
determining a current traffic situation for each floor (L1, L2, L3) on the basis of the instantaneous positions of the mobile devices; and
determining a sequence of the floors (L1, L2, L3) to be evacuated on the basis of the current traffic situation on the floors (L1, L2, L3).

US Pat. No. 10,482,731

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH HAPTIC FEEDBACK GARMENT AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A garment comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a plurality of coded commands from a notification generator that is separate from the garment;
at least one haptic feedback generator that delivers haptic feedback to a user while wearing the garment during travel by the user; and
at least one sensor that registers a motion made by the user;
wherein an input analyzer is configured to analyze input data corresponding to of the user of the garment to identify at least one event of interest, occurring during the travel of the user;
wherein the notification generator is configured to determine a first notification to be sent to the user in response to the at least one event of interest determined by the input analyzer, and wherein the haptic feedback to the user includes first haptic feedback that indicates the first notification;
wherein the motion registered by the at least one sensor comprises at least one gesture made by the user while wearing the garment, for wireless transmission to the notification generator, wherein the motion corresponds to one of a plurality of requests; and
wherein the notification generator is further configured to determine a second notification to be sent to the user in response to the one of the plurality of requests, and wherein the haptic feedback to the user includes second haptic feedback that indicates the second notification.

US Pat. No. 10,482,728

SEGMENTED LIGHT INDICATOR

Balluff GMBH, Neugausen ...

1. An indicator comprising:(a) a case comprising a light emitting portion, wherein the light emitting portions comprises a cover adapted to fit the case and partially enclose an interior of the case;
(b) a divider positioned within the case and adapted to separate the light emitting portion into a set of segments, wherein each segment of the set of segments is intermediate at least two other segments of the set of segments;
(c) a set of indicator lights positioned within the case; and
(d) a controller operable to control illumination of the set of indicator lights;
wherein:
(i) the controller is configured to selectively illuminate one or more of the of the set of indicator lights to cause a corresponding segment of the set of segments to illuminate,
(ii) the cover comprises a triangular shaped surface comprising three vertices, and
(iii) each of the three vertices corresponds to a segment of the set of segments.

US Pat. No. 10,482,727

ELECTRIC DEVICES WITH STAND LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing comprising a front surface and a rear surface;
one or more light emitting devices disposed within the housing; and
a semi-rigid polymer light pipe disposed along the rear surface, where at least a portion of the semi-rigid polymer light pipe extends distally beyond the rear surface, the semi-rigid polymer light pipe directing light received from the one or more light emitting devices outside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,482,725

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING POINT OF SALE TERMINALS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A notification system for monitoring point of sale terminals comprising:a point of sale terminal in a retail shopping facility;
a tunable, visible light emitting status light configured to emit different visible wavelengths that are visible to customers but visually indistinguishable to the customers within the retail shopping facility;
one or more optical sensors configured to detect specific wavelengths emitted by the tunable, visible light emitting status light;
a light database with at least one of: a specific wavelength or a combination of wavelengths corresponding to different point of sale terminals or notifications provided by a particular point of sale terminal;
a control circuit in communication with the one or more optical sensors and the light database, the control circuit configured to:
analyze the detected specific wavelengths or the detected combination of wavelengths; and
access the light database to determine the point of sale terminal and notification provided by the emission of the specific wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 10,482,722

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC GAMING

SG Gaming ANZ PTY LTD, S...

1. A method of operating a gaming machine, the gaming machine including a value input device, a player input device, and an electronic display device, the method comprising:detecting, via the value input device, a physical item associated with a monetary value that establishes a credit balance;
displaying a wagering game on the electronic display device, the wagering game including a symbol array and a plurality of possible symbols, the plurality of possible symbols including a plurality of standard symbols and a plurality of upgradable symbols, the plurality of upgradable symbols having a base state and an upgraded state;
receiving, via the player input device, an input indicative of a wager amount selected from at least three different wager amounts, the selected wager amount being drawn from the credit balance, each wager amount of the at least three different wager amounts enabling the plurality of standard symbols, a respective number of the upgradable symbols in the base state, and a respective number of the upgradable symbols in the upgraded state, wherein the greater the wager amount the greater the respective number of the upgradable symbols in the upgraded state and the lesser the respective number of the upgradable symbols in the base state;
initiating, by a processor, the wagering game in response to the selected wager amount;
populating the symbol array with symbols randomly selected from the symbols enabled by the selected wager amount; and
awarding, by the processor, a payout for any winning combinations of the symbols populating the symbol array, the payout being higher for the winning combinations formed by the upgradable symbols while in the upgraded state than for the same winning combinations formed by the upgradable symbols in the base state, the payout being added to the credit balance.

US Pat. No. 10,482,716

ELECTRONIC GAMING BASED ON INTERMEDIATE POINTS IN AN EVENT

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a network interface;
a memory;
at least one processor to:
generate in the memory a matrix such that each column of the matrix indicates an intermediate point of a race participant during a race and each row of the matrix represents a race participant;
populate each cell of the matrix with a predicted position of a respective player at an intermediate point in the race;
receive, from remote sensors via the network interface, data indicating actual positions of race participants at intermediate points of the race;
compare the actual positions from the remote sensor with the predicted positions;
identify matches between the actual positions and the predicted positions;
identify whether a particular number of matches occur consecutively in the matrix; and
in response to determining that the matches occur consecutively, identify whether a bet is a winning bet based at least partially on the matches identified in the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,482,715

VIDEO SLOT GAMING SYSTEM WITH POSITIVE ACTING COLLECTIBLE SYMBOLS AND COLLECTABLE EVENT TERMINATION SYMBOLS

1. A method of implementing a wagering event on an underlying wagering event using a processor, memory, video display, player input controls and a player value-in-value-out system selected from the group consisting of a) a currency validator with a motor to advance currency, b) a ticket-in-ticket-out system having a motor to advance tickets, a ticket reader and a ticket printer, c) a near field communication transmitter receiver in communication with the processor, and d) a coin acceptor and validator, the method comprising:a player position committing a wager on an underlying wagering event through the player input controls based on random event outcomes generated by random distribution of available symbols stored in memory, the distribution being into areas distributed along paylines;
the processor distributing symbols on the display screen of individual random symbols to the areas distributed along paylines at a player position with a committed wager;
distributing of random symbols to the areas distributed along paylines at the player position, the symbols including the possibility of at least two classes of collectible symbols, the collectible symbols can have either comprise a first class of symbol having positive game content effects upon collection of a first predetermined number of the first symbols, or a second class of symbol having an elimination effect on the first class of symbols upon collection of a second predetermined number of the second symbols; and,
the processor enabling economically beneficial payout effects on winning outcomes or stored credit when the first predetermined number of the first symbol is reached and at least some collected first symbols eliminated upon collection of the second predetermined number of the second symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,482,714

GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AWARDS BASED ON SELECTIVE ACTIVATION OF PERSISTENT FEATURES

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A gaming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
cause a display, by a display device, of a first quantity of at least two persistent features, wherein said at least two persistent features are displayed independent of any play of any game and said at least two persistent features are randomly selected to be displayed from a second, greater quantity of a plurality of persistent features, and
after an occurrence of a game triggering event:
for a play of a game:
determine a game outcome, and
cause a display, by the display device, of the game outcome, and responsive to an occurrence of a persistent feature activation event:
randomly select a persistent feature from the displayed at least two persistent features,
activate the randomly selected persistent feature,
responsive to the activated randomly selected persistent feature being associated with a game outcome modification:
 modify, based on the activated randomly selected persistent feature, the displayed game outcome,
 determine an award associated with the modified displayed game outcome, and
 cause a display, by the display device, of the determined award, and
responsive to the activated randomly selected persistent feature being associated with an additional award opportunity:
 determine an award associated with the displayed game outcome, and
 cause a display, by the display device, of the determined award,
 determine, based on the activated randomly selected persistent feature, an additional award, and
 cause a display, by the display device, of the determined additional award.

US Pat. No. 10,482,712

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOYALTY-BASED VIRTUAL OBJECTS ACROSS VARIOUS MEDIA INCLUDING GAMING DEVICES

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A system for an enterprise to provide a graphical package to one or more user devices, each user device including a video display and user interface, and where the system includes one or more servers and at least one user data file storing data in a file associated with each user, the system comprising:a communication network to provide communication between the one or more user devices and the one or more servers;
the one or more servers storing data corresponding to graphics packages, each graphics package including a set of one or more virtual objects, wherein the one or more servers are configured to (i) receive, from a user interface of a first user device associated with a first user, input to identify the first user for access of a first user data file of the at least one user data file associated with the first user, (ii) receive data corresponding to commercial or non-commercial interaction associated with the first user and with the enterprise, (iii) from that interaction, award the first user with digital currency corresponding to actual or virtual value, the first user data file configured to store data associated with a balance of digital currency awarded to the first user, and (iv) in response to the first user redeeming at least a portion of the balance of digital currency, allocate data to relate one or more of the virtual objects to the first user data file; and
the one or more servers configured to provide data corresponding to the allocated data from the first user data file to the first user device, wherein the first user device is configured to display in response to the provided data, a graphics package from the one or more servers and associated with one or more of the related virtual objects.

US Pat. No. 10,482,707

GAME INFORMATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM WITH FAILURE RISK DISPLAY

Universal Entertainment C...

1. A game information analysis system comprising an analysis server, the analysis server including:a game information reception part for receiving, from a gaming machine, game information including pieces of information pertinent to an investment money amount and a payout money amount; and
a game information analysis part for conducting an analysis process based on the game information,
the game information including a failure signal indicating occurrence of failure of each gaming machine,
wherein the game information analysis part totalizes values of machine attributes indicating attributes of the gaming machine from the game information,
wherein the game information analysis part determines a failure risk indicating possibility of the occurrence of failure related to the gaming machine based on the failure signal and the values of the attributes,
wherein the game information analysis part also determines a fraudulence risk indicating possibility of a fraudulent act against the gaming machine from the information pertinent to the investment money amount and the payout money amount included in the game information, and
wherein the game information analysis part determines a phased-sign based on both the failure risk and the fraudulence risk and generates data for displaying a report showing said phased-sign so as to be associated with the corresponding gaming machine, the phased-sign indicating a value of the combined failure risk and fraudulence risk in more than just a binary manner.

US Pat. No. 10,482,706

GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A GAME IN WHICH PLAYERS POSITION SELECTORS WITHIN A FIELD OF SELECTIONS BASED ON VALUES MASKED BY THE SELECTIONS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A gaming system comprising:a controller programmed to operate with a first gaming device and a second gaming device,
the first gaming device configured to establish a first credit balance responsive to receipt, via a first acceptor of the first gaming device, of a first physical item associated with a first monetary value, the first gaming device configured to, responsive to receipt of a first wager input, place a first wager on a play of a game and cause the first credit balance to decrease based on the placed first wager, the first gaming device configured to, responsive to an actuation of a cashout input associated with the first gaming device, initiate a payout associated with the first credit balance,
the second gaming device configured to establish a second credit balance responsive to receipt, via a second acceptor of the second gaming device, of a second physical item associated with a second monetary value, the second gaming device configured to responsive to receipt of a second wager input, place a second wager on the play of the game and cause the second credit balance to decrease based on the placed second wager, the second gaming device configured to, responsive to an actuation of a cashout input associated with the second gaming device, initiate a payout associated with the second credit balance,
the controller programmed to operate with the first claming device and the second gaming device to:
associate a first selector with the first gaming device and a second selector with the second gaming device;
cause a display of a field including a plurality of spaced-apart selections, and
for the play of the game in which a first player at the first gaming device and a second player at the second gaming device are participating:
until a game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for the first gaming device:
receive data indicative of a first device game input from said first gaming device,
cause the first selector to be displayed at the first gaming device and the second gaming device as moving within the field of selections based on the first device game input, and
if the first selector has a designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause the first gaming device but not the second gaming device to temporarily reveal the value associated with said spatially related selection,
until the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for the second gaming device:
receive data indicative of a second device game input from said second gaming device,
cause the second selector to be displayed at the first gaming device and the second gaming device as moving within the field of selections based on the second device game input, and
if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause the second gaming device but not the first gaming device to temporarily reveal the value associated with said spatially related selection,
when the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for said first gaming device:
determine if the first selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection,
if the first selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause a first award to be provided to the first player, the first credit balance being increasable by the first award, and
when the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for said second gaming device:
determine if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection,
if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause a second award to be provided to the second player, the second credit balance being increasable by the second award.

US Pat. No. 10,482,705

GAMING MACHINE AND SYSTEM FOR CONCURRENT GAMING PLAYER INTERFACE MANIPULATION BASED ON VISUAL FOCUS

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A gaming system configured to visually present a user interface to a player, the user interface including a plurality of concurrently active gaming displayed visual presentations, the gaming system comprising:a virtual-reality (VR) headset including one or more integrated visual output devices, the one or more visual output devices providing a virtual environment for displaying the plurality of concurrently active gaming presentations;
one or more passive input devices incorporated into the VR headset, the one or more passive input devices configured to generate positional input related to a center of attention of the player, the positional input being directly measured relative to the one or more integrated visual output devices; and
one or more processors configured to:
receive the positional input,
determine the center of attention of the player from the positional input,
designate a primary gaming presentation from the plurality of concurrently active gaming presentations, the primary gaming presentation corresponding to the center of attention,
open and display a context-sensitive menu of wager options related to the primary gaming presentation concurrently with displaying the plurality of concurrently active gaming presentations, the options being selectable and activatable by the positional input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING CONSUMABLE LIQUIDS

Elkay Manufacturing Compa...

1. A networked system for supporting coordinated management of liquid dispenser infrastructure, the system comprising:a networked administrative server including a database component and an application component;
a plurality of registered liquid dispenser stations, wherein each one of the registered dispenser stations comprises:
a filler including a filler outlet for delivering a liquid;
a sensor assembly configured to provide an electronic signal indicative of object presence proximate the filler outlet;
a network communications interface; and
a controller configured with a processor and a computer readable medium including computer executable instructions for carrying out a set of liquid dispenser station management operations,
wherein the plurality of liquid dispenser stations are configured to communicate with the networked administrative server to provide operational information accumulated by the controller operating in a local supervisory role within the liquid dispenser station, and
wherein the networked administrative server is configured to act upon received operational information received from the liquid dispenser stations by executing administrative tasks including:
storing the received operational information, and
issuing electronic messages relating to management of the liquid dispenser stations to configured message destination accounts for the registered liquid dispenser stations.

US Pat. No. 10,482,702

MONEY HANDLING APPARATUS

GLORY LTD., Himeji-Shi, ...

1. A banknote handling apparatus including a taking-in unit configured to take in a plurality of banknotes into the banknote handling apparatus, a recognition unit configured to recognize denominations and series of the banknotes taken into the banknote handling apparatus, and a plurality of stacking units configured to stack the banknotes by type based on the recognition result obtained by the recognition unit, the banknote handling apparatus comprising:a display and operation unit configured to display a setting and to set a new version or an old version for each series of each denomination as a version classification of banknotes;
a storage unit configured to store a version classification setting in which the version classification is set for each series of each denomination by the display and operation unit and to store a stacking setting in which the type of banknotes to be stacked is set for each stacking unit; and
a control unit configured to control the plurality of stacking units, based on the version classification setting and the stacking setting stored in the storage unit, to stack recognized banknotes in at least one stacking unit corresponding to the denominations, the new version and the old version, wherein
when the new version and the old version are designated for each of multiple series of banknotes by using the display and operation unit, the control unit confirms whether or not there is inconsistency between an order of designated versions and an order of issuance of each series of banknotes, and makes notification of inconsistency if there is any inconsistency.

US Pat. No. 10,482,694

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUNDANT ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS BASED ON MOBILE DEVICES

ACSYS HOLDINGS LIMITED, ...

1. A lock comprising:a bolt;
a hardware processor configured to receive and validate authentication information;
a button configured to unlock the bolt in response to the hardware processor validating the authentication information;
a rechargeable power source coupled to the hardware processor, wherein the button is a freely rotating button configured to energize the rechargeable power source when the button is rotated, and wherein the rotational energy generated by the movement of the button is converted to electric energy and stored in the rechargeable power source.

US Pat. No. 10,482,693

PORTABLE ACCESS CONTROL

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A system comprising:a memory; and
at least one hardware processor coupled to the memory and comprising instructions that causes the system to perform operations comprising:
causing display of a graphical user interface that comprises a presentation of a plurality of user attributes;
receiving a definition of an access status, the definition of the access status comprising a selection of at least a user attribute from among the presentation of the plurality of user attributes;
assigning the user attribute to the access status in response to the receiving the selection of the user attribute;
receiving, at the access control system, an access request that includes a user identifier;
retrieving a set of user attributes associated with the user identifier in response to the receiving the access request;
identifying the user attribute from the definition of the access status among the set of user attributes; and
presenting an indication of the access status at a client device in response to the identifying the user attribute from the definition of the access status among the set of user attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,482,685

VEHICLE TELEMATICS AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Arity International Limit...

1. A system, comprising:a first computing device associated with a first user in a vehicle, the first computing device configured to:
transmit, via an application executing on the first computing device, data representing a driving behavior of the vehicle;
transmit, to a second computing device, a notification indicating that the first computing device received a user selection to terminate the application, the notification further indicating that the first computing device will stop transmitting additional data; and
the second computing device, the second computing device associated with a second user and configured to receive the data and to receive the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,482,682

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PLACING AN ASSET ON A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:presenting a model representing an avatar;
storing an asset library that includes a plurality of assets that can be applied to the model;
receiving user input selecting a particular asset of the plurality of assets to apply to the model;
generating a modified avatar by placing the particular asset on the model, wherein generating the modified avatar comprises:
identifying a contact point on a surface of a model at which to place the particular asset;
determining a first alignment vector extending from the surface of the model at the identified contact point;
positioning a pivot point of the particular asset at the identified contact point; and
orienting the particular asset with respect to the surface of the model by aligning a second alignment vector of the particular asset with the first alignment vector of the model.

US Pat. No. 10,482,676

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE AN INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT OVER AN EXPANDED FIELD-OF-VIEW

Meta View, Inc., San Mat...

1. A system configured to provide an interactive environment over an expanded field-of-view, the system comprising:a headset configured to be installed on a head of a user;
a first image forming component held by the headset configured to generate light rays to form a first set of images of virtual content, the first image forming component being configured such that (i) when the headset is installed on the head of the user, the first set of images of virtual content is presented to a first eye of the user over a first angular portion of the user's monocular field-of-view from the user's first eye, wherein the first angular portion is centered along a straight-ahead gaze direction of the user's first eye and (ii) the first set of images of virtual content is superimposed over a view of the real world to create at least part of an augmented reality environment;
a second image forming component held by the headset configured to generate light rays to form a second set of images of virtual content, the second image forming component being configured such that (i) when the headset is installed on the head of the user, the second set of images of virtual content is presented to the first eye of the user over a second angular portion of the user's monocular field-of-view from the user's first eye, wherein the second angular portion is adjacent to the first angular portion, and (ii) the second set of images of virtual content are superimposed over the view of the real world to create at least a second part of the augmented reality environment; and
one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to: control the first image forming component to generate the light rays to form the first set of images of virtual content; and
control the second image forming component to generate the light rays to form the second set of images of virtual content.

US Pat. No. 10,482,673

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROLE NEGOTIATION IN MULTI-REALITY ENVIRONMENTS

Help Lightning, Inc., Bi...

1. A method for role negotiation comprising:rendering a common field of interest that reflects a presence of a plurality of elements, wherein at least one of the elements is a remote element located remotely from another of the elements;
receiving a plurality of role designations, each role designation associated with one of a plurality of devices, wherein at least one of the plurality of devices is a remote device located remotely from another of the plurality of devices;
updating the common field of interest based upon the plurality of role designations, wherein each of the plurality of role designations defines an interactive functionality associated with the respective device of the plurality of devices;
receiving a role change request from a first device of the plurality of devices, wherein the role change request comprises a desired role and the desired role is independent of a location of the first device;
granting the role change request based upon one or more role designation rules;
updating the role designation associated with the first device to match the desired role in response to the granting the role change request;
outputting the common field of interest based on the updated role designation such that a display parameter of the common field of interest is dependent upon the updated role designation; and
establishing one or more communication links between the first device and one or more other devices of the plurality of devices, wherein the communication links are configured to facilitate one of unidirectional and multidirectional transmission based on the updated role designation associated with the first device and the role designation of at least one other of the plurality of devices;
wherein each of the role designations represents a construct that triggers a logical execution of one or more programs that, upon execution, affect one or more settings including:
the processing of image, audio, or video information presented to a user,
the transmission of images, audio, and/or video presented to a user, and
the presentation of a graphical user interface presented to a user;
wherein the settings are applied upon granting of the role change request;
wherein the role designation associated with the first device comprises one of a giver of help role and a receiver of help role, and wherein the role designation of at least one other of the plurality of devices comprises one of the giver of help role and the receiver of help role not currently associated with the first device; and
wherein, when the giver of help role is designated, at least a portion of a local background is subtracted from a local image to generate a local element of the plurality of elements, and wherein the common field of interest comprises the local element.

US Pat. No. 10,482,671

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Hashplay Inc., San Franc...

1. A system for providing a virtual environment on an at least one computing device, the system comprising:a server arrangement operable to:
generate at least one first image associated with the virtual environment on at least one first virtual pattern, wherein the at least one first virtual pattern corresponds to visual orientations of at least one user within the virtual environment;
render each of the visual orientations associated with the at least one first image on a render target; and
generate at least one second image using each of the render targets; and
at least one computing device communicably coupled with the server arrangement, each of the at least one computing device comprising a display arrangement for displaying the virtual environment to at least one user of the at least one computing device and a sensor arrangement for determining a movement of head of the at least one user,
wherein the at least one computing device is operable to:
receive the at least one second image from the server arrangement;
render each of the render targets of the at least one second image on an at least one second virtual pattern, wherein the at least one second virtual pattern corresponds to visual orientations of the at least one user within the virtual environment;
determine the movement of head of the at least one user; and
provide the virtual environment on the display arrangement by displaying the visual orientations of the virtual environment to the at least one user based on the movement of head of the at least one user.

US Pat. No. 10,482,668

MINIATURE VISION-INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH EXTENDED DYNAMIC RANGE

THALES VISIONIX, INC., C...

1. A method for vision-inertial navigation, comprising:receiving image data from each of a first sunlight imaging apparatus for capturing images in a first range of lighting conditions, a first indoor lighting imaging apparatus for capturing images in a second range of lighting conditions, and a first night vision imaging apparatus for capturing images in a third range of lighting conditions of a first navigation subsystem, wherein the image data captures visual features of an environment, and wherein the first range of lighting conditions, the second range of lighting conditions, and the third range of lighting conditions are different from one another;
receiving first inertial measurement data from a first inertial sensor (IMU) of the first navigation subsystem;
tracking positions of the visual features based on the image data received from the first sunlight imaging apparatus, the first indoor lighting imaging apparatus, and the first night vision imaging apparatus and the first inertial measurement data received from the first IMU;
assembling a plurality of the tracking positions into representative positional visual image information; and
displaying the representative positional visual image information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,667

DISPLAY UNIT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY UNIT

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A display, comprising:at least one head-up display unit, the at least one head-up display unit having an image generating unit for projecting an image;
a combiner for generating a virtual image from the image projected by the image generating unit, the combiner including a first surface facing the image generating unit and a second surface facing away from the image generating unit, the first surface providing a projection surface for displaying the virtual image;
a transparent display arranged on the second surface of the combiner, wherein the transparent display is adjustable between a first operating mode whereby the transparent display is transparent and projects the virtual image from the head-up display unit and a second operating mode whereby the transparent display selectively displays information on the transparent display;
a central control unit in communication with the head-up display unit; and
a device in communication with the central control unit for detecting at least one input, wherein the at least one input is selected from the group consisting of a gesture, an input at a predetermined distance away from a surface of the transparent display and an input at the surface of the transparent display,
wherein, in response to the device recognizing the at least one input, the central control unit adjusts one or more operations of the transparent display.

US Pat. No. 10,482,666

DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A display control method, comprising:determining at least local virtual enhancement information of an expected display environment of virtual content according to optical parameters of the virtual content, wherein the expected display environment is a real display environment where the virtual content is expected to be displayed, and the virtual enhancement information is a virtual environment corresponding to the expected display environment and established according to the optical parameters of the virtual content; and
controlling a display device to display the virtual content and the at least local virtual enhancement information of the expected display environment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,660

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INTEGRATE CONTENT IN REAL TIME INTO A DYNAMIC REAL-TIME 3-DIMENSIONAL SCENE

Vixi, Inc., Culver City,...

1. A system to integrate content in real-time into a dynamic 3-dimensional (3D) scene comprising:an external server including
a content management system to search text displayed in social media posts on at least one social media server using a search parameter and to select a subset of social media posts, wherein the search parameter is a keyword, a hashtag, or location, wherein each of the social media posts in the subset includes a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to media contents included in the social media posts, the media contents include text or two-dimensional (2D) image, and
a server storage to store the social media posts in the subset;
at least one device, wherein each of the at least one device includes
a content integrating engine including a content retriever, a plurality of 3D scene component processors, and a scene manager,
the content integrating engine to generate the 3D grid background, wherein to generate the 3D grid background includes:
the content retriever to establish a direct connection to the external server, and to retrieve media contents included in the social media posts in the subset stored in the server storage, and
the plurality of 3D scene component processors, including a first 3D scene component processor and a second 3D scene component processor, to map the media contents to the plurality of tiles, respectively, and to cause the plurality of 3D tiles that include the media contents to be displayed on at least a front face of the 3D tiles, wherein the first 3D scene component processor processes the display setting change, wherein the second 3D scene component processor processes media contents, and
the scene manager to signal to at least one of: (i) the content retriever to retrieve the media contents, (ii) the first 3D scene component processor to process the display setting change, or (iii) the second 3D scene component processor to process the media contents, and
the content integrating engine to cause a select 3D tile of the plurality of 3D tiles to be animated within a 3D environment from a start position to an end position, wherein to cause the select 3D tile to be animated includes: to increase a size of the select 3D tile, and to perform changes to x, y, and z coordinates of the select 3D tile and performing rotational changes to the select 3D tile, wherein the start position of the select 3D tile is within the 3D grid background and the end position of the select 3D tile is above the 3D grid on a z-axis; and
at least one display device to display the select 3D tile being animated within the 3D environment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,659

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPERIMPOSING SPATIALLY CORRELATED DATA OVER LIVE REAL-WORLD IMAGES

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method implemented by a mobile computing device, the method comprising:reading modeled facility data stored by a remote database device that is external to the mobile computing device and forms part of a computerized facility system, over a wireless communication network, into a memory of the mobile computing device, wherein the modeled facility data represents a hidden element and an unhidden element as virtual elements of a facility that are spatially correlated to positions in a three-dimensional space;
displaying a live real-time image on a display screen of the mobile computing device, as acquired by an optical sensor of the mobile computing device, showing at least a live image of the unhidden element of the facility represented by the modeled facility data within the three-dimensional space;
generating mobile position data, based on non-optical sensor readings taken by the mobile computing device, representing at least a location and an orientation of the mobile computing device in the three-dimensional space;
generating projection parameters based at least in part on: (i) the mobile position data, (ii) optical scaling data, derived from characteristics of an optical lens of the optical sensor of the mobile computing device, and (iii) a size of the display screen of the mobile computing device, wherein the projection parameters are data relating a spatial arrangement of the virtual element representing the unhidden element of the facility in the modeled facility data relative to a spatial arrangement of the live image of the unhidden element of the facility appearing in the live real-time image, according to a view of the optical sensor, for projecting and spatially aligning the virtual elements representing the hidden element of the facility and the unhidden element of the facility from the modeled facility data onto locations corresponding to the hidden element and the unhidden element in the live real-time image;
generating a rendered image, at least in part by applying the projection parameters to the modeled facility data, showing the virtual elements representing the hidden element and the unhidden element of the facility from the view of the optical sensor within the three-dimensional space; and
superimposing the rendered image onto the live real-time image on the display screen based on at least the applied projection parameters for spatially aligning the virtual elements representing the unhidden element and the hidden element of the rendered image with the locations of the unhidden element and the hidden element in the live real-time image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,658

VISUALIZATION AND CONTROL OF REMOTE OBJECTS

1. A method for control of a remote device, the method comprising:analyzing by a computing device operably coupled to the remote device, a data stream to identify a speed and a trajectory of a moving object separate from the remove device, wherein the data stream is analyzed by using digital signal analysis and object recognition algorithms;
determining by the computing device, at least one predicted path based, at least in part, on the trajectory and the speed of the moving object, wherein the at least one predicted path is selected from two or more possible paths and the two or more possible paths are based on physical characteristics of the object and an initial path on which the object is travelling;
altering the data stream to display the moving object on the at least one predicted path;
displaying the moving object on the at least one predicted path to at least one human operator;
receiving control input from the at least one human operator;
comparing the at least one predicted path to an actual path;
determining the at least one predicted path matches the actual path;
in response to determining that the at least one predicted path matches the actual path, controlling the remote device based on the control input by the at least one human operator.

US Pat. No. 10,482,655

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A TILE-BASED DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for providing a digital elevation model comprising:processing, by a processor, map elevation data to create a hierarchical resolution tile representation of the digital elevation model for a geographic area,
wherein the hierarchical resolution tile representation includes a plurality of resolution levels, each of the plurality of levels representing the digital elevation model at a different resolution,
wherein the digital elevation model includes a plurality of control points, each of the plurality of control points being associated with an elevation data point determined from the map elevation data;
for a tile at one level of the plurality of resolution levels, creating a local digital elevation model by projecting the map elevation data for the tile to a tangent plane comprising a plurality of elevation data points;
computing a probability map for the plurality of elevation data points, the probability map indicating respective probability data that each of the plurality of elevation data points is associated with a corresponding elevation value; and
creating a new local digital elevation model based on the probability map.

US Pat. No. 10,482,647

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR SIMULATING A BODY TAKING A POSTURE

Dassault Systemes, Veliz...

1. A computer-implemented method for simulating a human or animal body taking a posture, comprising the steps of:a) providing in computer memory a model of said human or animal body, including a skeleton comprising a plurality of bones articulated by rotational joints to form at least one kinematic chain, each rotational joint connecting two bones and having a number of rotational axes comprised between one and three;
b) defining a starting position and a starting rotational state for each rotational joint of the skeleton, and a target position for a point, called effector, of a kinematic chain, called active kinematic chain;
c) for at least one rotational axis of each one of a plurality of rotational joints of the active kinematic chain, defining:
an actuation order;
a maximal fractional rotation contribution about the axis to a target rotation; and
a maximal rotation angle about the axis; and
d) automatically by a processor, iteratively applying, to the rotational joints of the active kinematic chain, taken in their actuation order, rotations around their rotational axes in order to approach the effector to its target position, wherein each rotation of a rotational joint about a rotational axis is bounded by one among the corresponding maximal rotation angle about the axis and of the corresponding maximal fractional rotation contribution about the axis to the target rotation which would minimize the distance between the effector and its target position, said iteratively applying resulting in the model simulating said human or animal body taking the target position.

US Pat. No. 10,482,642

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC GARMENT FIT CUSTOMIZATION

TG3D STUDIO.INC., Seoul ...

1. A method for automatic garment fit customization, the method comprising steps for:generating a garment by creating a plurality of two-dimensional (2D) panels for the garment based on a drafting scheme of a preliminary garment generation (PGG) system, wherein the garment comprises a plurality of garment landmarks (GLMs) and a plurality of garment landmark lines (GLLs), which are key locations and lines on a surface of the garment;
simulating draping of the garment on a reference body, wherein the reference body comprises a plurality of body landmarks (BLMs) and a plurality of body landmark lines (BLLs), which are key locations and lines on a surface of the reference body, wherein the BLMs and the BLLs coincide with the GLMs and the GLLs, respectively;
performing a fit evaluation and calculating misfit measures comprising a plurality of landmark (LM) misfits, landmark line (LL) misfits, and circumferential misfits;
performing a fit adjustment for panel alteration operations modifying some of the plurality of 2D panels based on the fit evaluation in order to enhance the fit;
performing draping simulation with the modified 2D panels; and
repeating the above steps until the misfit measures fall within a predetermined criterion and determining customized 2D panels that fit the reference body within the predetermined criterion;
wherein the plurality of 2D panels are generated in terms of data set in an information processing device and stored in an information storing device in the information processing device,
wherein the plurality of 2D panels are configured to be displayed and manipulated on a screen of a display of the information processing device,
wherein the garment and the reference body are configured to be displayed and manipulated on the screen, and
wherein the preliminary garment generation (PGG) system and the drafting scheme are provided and processed in the information processing device;
wherein the misfit measures are calculated and measured by discrepancies between the BLMs and the GLMS or BLLs and GLLs; and
wherein the LM-misfit is represented by an LM-misfit vector eLM, which is a 2D Euclidean vector between corresponding BLM and GLM excluding surface normal directional component and obtained by projecting the GLM to a BLM-plane and resolving the coordinates with respect to a BLM-frame, and wherein the amount of misfit is calculated by the LM-misfit magnitude eLM??eLM?.

US Pat. No. 10,482,640

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR CLIPPING A PART OF AN IMAGE AND DISPLAYING SAME

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image display apparatus comprising:a display unit; and
a processor that is configured to:
perform control of displaying a plurality of different original images in a list form on the display unit;
clip a part of at least one of the plurality of different original images displayed in the list form in response to detection of a second instruction operation by a user;
acquire a clipped image; and
perform control of displaying the clipped and acquired image in place of an original image displayed in the list form and subjected to the clipping, with a display size of the original image being maintained,
wherein the processor is configured to further perform control of displaying the clipped image such that a position of the clipped image, with respect to the original image from which the clipped image was clipped, is identifiable.

US Pat. No. 10,482,639

DEEP HIGH-RESOLUTION STYLE SYNTHESIS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for synthesizing an image style based on a plurality of neural networks, the computer-implemented method comprising:selecting, by a computer system, a style image based on user input that identifies the style image;
generating, by a generator neural network, a synthesized image based on the style image, wherein the generator neural network is a feed-forward generator neural network and is trained using a loss neural network by:
generating, by different layers of the generator neural network and based on a training image, a first output image at a first resolution and a second output image at a second resolution, wherein the first resolution is smaller than the second resolution, the training image and the style image having a same resolution;
applying the loss neural network to the first output image to generate a first set of output style features;
applying the loss neural network to the second output image to generate a second set of output style features;
generating a first set of training image style features and a second set of training image style features based on the training image and the loss neural network;
determining, by the computer system, a first loss based on the first set of output style features and the first set of training image style features, and a second loss based on the second set of output style features and the second set of training image style features; and
adjusting, by the computer system, parameters of different layers of the generator neural network based, at least in part, upon the first and the second losses; and
providing, by the computer system, the synthesized image to a user device in response to the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,482,628

PHOTOGRAMMETRIC POINT CLOUD COMPRESSION FOR TACTICAL NETWORKS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...

1. A computer configured with instructions to perform processing and access memory to photogrammetrically compress point cloud data, wherein said instructions are comprised of the steps of:receiving a point cloud data set containing point cloud data points captured by a to sensor, wherein said point cloud data points represent position values of said sensor, location parameters, and geographical coordinates of images corresponding to said point cloud data set;
receiving values representing position coordinates of a focal point;
performing a function to create a first subset of point cloud data representing orbital radius r, wherein said orbital radius r is the horizontal distance from said focal point to said sensor;
performing a function to obtain a second subset of point cloud data point values representing the orbital path corresponding to said radius r and said position values of said sensor;
receiving a point decimation factor;
receive an angular step size ??;
eliminating a number of data points corresponding to said point decimation factor and creating a number of images corresponding to angular step size ?? to create a number of deconstructed image sets; performing a quality verification by calculating an SSIM value for two or more deconstructed image sets each having a unique value for said angular step size ??, and comparing said SSIM values to select a value for said angular step size ??;and converting said deconstructed image sets into serial form for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,482,622

LOCATING FEATURES IN WARPED IMAGES

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for locating features of interest in displayed images, the computer-implemented method comprising:outputting, on a display by an image rendering application hosted on a computing device, a source image that comprises a feature of interest, wherein the source image is associated with a source mesh;
accessing, by the image rendering application, a destination image, wherein the destination image is associated with a destination mesh and is generated from the source image based on a backward map, wherein the backward map maps points from the destination mesh to pixels from the source image;
generating, by the image rendering application, a new mesh from the destination mesh by at least changing a geometry of the destination mesh;
generating, by the image rendering application, a forward map based on the new mesh and the backward map, wherein the forward map maps points from the source mesh to pixels from the destination image;
identifying, by the image rendering application, a point from the source mesh, wherein the point from the source mesh corresponds to a pixel of the source image and is associated with the feature of interest;
locating, by the image rendering application, a pixel from the destination image based on the identified point and the forward map; and
outputting, on the display the image rendering application, the destination image, wherein the outputting of the destination image identifies the feature of interest in the destination image based on the located pixel in the destination image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,621

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED SCORING OF 3D POSES AND SPURIOUS POINT REMOVAL IN 3D IMAGE DATA

COGNEX CORPORATION, Nati...

1. A method in a vision system for estimating a degree of match of a 3D alignment pose of a runtime 3D point cloud with respect to a trained model 3D point cloud comprising the steps of:scoring, with a vision system processor, a match of a candidate pose of the runtime 3D point cloud relative to the trained model 3D point cloud, including providing a visibility check that comprises
(a) receiving an optical center of a 3D camera,
(b) receiving the trained model 3D point cloud,
(c) receiving the runtime 3D point cloud, and
(d) constructing a plurality of line segments from the optical center to a plurality of 3D points in the trained model 3D point cloud or the runtime 3D point cloud at the runtime candidate pose; and
determining, based upon a location of the 3D points along respective line segments, whether to exclude or include the 3D points in the step of scoring.

US Pat. No. 10,482,617

DISTANCE ESTIMATION METHOD BASED ON HANDHELD LIGHT FIELD CAMERA

Graduate School at Shenzh...

1. A distance estimation method based on a handheld light field camera, comprising the following steps:S1: extracting parameters of alight field camera, comprising a focal length, a curvature radius, a pupil diameter, and a central thickness of a main lens of the light field camera, and a focal length of a microlens array of the light field camera;
S2: setting a reference plane and a calibration point, wherein the calibration point is set on an object whose distance needs to be estimated, and obtaining a distance between the reference plane and the main lens;
S3: refocusing a collected light field image on the reference plane, to obtain a distance between the main lens and the microlens array of the light field camera, and recording an imaging diameter of the calibration point on the refocused image; and
S4: inputting the parameters of the light field camera that are extracted in step S1, the distance between the main lens and the microlens array that is obtained in step S3, and the imaging diameter of the calibration point on the refocused image that is recorded in step S3 to a light propagation mathematical model, and outputting a distance of the calibration point.

US Pat. No. 10,482,612

OBJECT TRACKING METHOD AND OBJECT TRACKING APPARATUS

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. An object tracking method for an object tracking apparatus which includes a sensor for detecting an object around a moving body, and a controller for tracking the object based on a result of detecting the object, the object tracking method comprising:in a case where a plurality of objects enter a hidden area, estimating a positional relationship between the plurality of the objects in the hidden area,
wherein the hidden area is within a detection range of the sensor,
wherein the plurality of the objects are not detectable by the sensor when the plurality of objects are in the hidden area, and
wherein the plurality of the objects are hidden in the hidden area by an object different from the plurality of the objects; and
when the objects come out of the hidden area, determining identification information about each object based on the estimated positional relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,482,602

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION

SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING H...

1. A method of image processing implemented on at least one machine, each of which has at least one processor and at least one storage device, the method comprising:acquiring a three-dimensional image data set representative of a region including at least one airway, the data set comprising a plurality of voxels;
identifying a first-level seed within the region;
identifying a first-level airway within the region based on the first-level seed;
identifying a second-level airway within the region based on the first-level airway, wherein the identifying a second-level airway includes:
defining a second-level seed based on the first-level airway;
identifying a voxel set based on a level set method and the second-level seed; and
selecting a voxel from the voxel set;
determining a second characteristic value of the voxel, wherein the second characteristic value includes an energy function value; and
marking, when the second characteristic value of the voxel is below a fourth threshold, the voxel as part of the second-level airway; and
fusing the first-level airway and the second-level airway to form an airway tree.

US Pat. No. 10,482,599

NAVIGATION OF TUBULAR NETWORKS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic medical system for bronchoscopy, the system comprising:a robotic arm comprising a plurality of segments, the robotic arm extending from a base;
a robotically-controllable bronchoscope removably coupled to the robotic arm, the bronchoscope configured for insertion into a bronchial network of a patient, wherein a distal end of the bronchoscope is articulable; and
a command console comprising a command module configured to allow an operator to remotely control the bronchoscope, wherein the command module is configured to allow the operator to remotely articulate the distal end bronchoscope, and wherein the command module comprises a trackball;
a display;
at least one computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions and at least one processor in communication with the at least one computer-readable medium and configured to execute the instructions to cause a navigation module to:
display a model of the bronchial network;
access a selected target location in the bronchial network;
access a determined path from an entry point to the target location;
receive input data related to a position of the bronchoscope from a plurality of data sources;
determine the position of the bronchoscope within the bronchial network based on the input data from one or more of the plurality of data sources;
display the determined position of the bronchoscope relative to the displayed model of the bronchial network; and
display navigational guidance on the display, the navigational guidance comprising the determined path to the target location, a distance to the target location, a location of the bronchoscope relative to the model of the bronchial network, and depth data.

US Pat. No. 10,482,598

CELL ANALYSIS SYSTEM, CELL ANALYSIS PROGRAM AND CELL ANALYSIS METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A cell analysis system comprising:an imaging apparatus configured to capture a first cell image and a second cell image; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a cell analysis program which operates an information processing apparatus to execute:
extracting first motion information from the first cell image and second motion information from the second cell image, wherein the first cell image and the second cell image are obtained from imaging a cell in time series;
calculating a first motion characteristic from the first motion information and a second motion characteristic from the second motion information; and
evaluating a movement of at least one ion or molecule across a cell membrane of the cell based on a difference between the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,482,597

AUTOMATED METHOD FOR TISSUE-BASED CONTRAST MEDIA ARRIVAL DETECTION FOR DYNAMIC CONTRAST ENHANCED MRI

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for automated contrast arrival detection in temporally phased images or datasets of tissues, the method comprising:(a) identifying a plurality of tissue voxels in a plurality of the temporally phased images as a function of predetermined enhancement characteristics associated with discrete tissue voxels that include baseline signal intensity values and late phase signal intensity values to derive a signal intensity enhancement value for each of the voxels;
(b) comparing, with a processor, the signal intensity enhancement value to a signal intensity enhancement threshold for the tissue voxels identified in (a);
(c) establishing a plurality of candidate arrival phases based upon the comparing in (b); and
(d) identifying contrast media arrival phases in the temporally phased images from the candidate arrival phases established in (c).

US Pat. No. 10,482,594

MULTI-PERSPECTIVE IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:an array of imaging devices;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
capturing a first image of a scene by a first imaging device of the array of imaging devices;
capturing a second image of the scene by a second imaging device of the array of imaging devices;
performing image analysis of the first image and the second image and determining that an object is present in the first image and the object is present in the second image, the first image representing a first perspective of the object and the second image representing a second perspective of the object different from the first perspective of the object;
classifying the object with a classification based on a list of known objects and weighting an object portion of the first image and an object portion of the second image based on the classification;
compressing the first image and the second image based on the weighting, the object portion of the first image and the object portion of the second image being compressed at a particular compression level based on at least one of the classification or the weighting;
encoding the first image and the second image as multi-perspective image data; and
storing the multi-perspective image data in the non-transitory computer-readable medium.

US Pat. No. 10,482,593

INSPECTION METHOD, INSPECTION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package, the method comprising:forming a first pattern group on a substrate;
measuring a first image of the first pattern group to generate first layout data based on the first image;
forming an interlayer layer on the first pattern group;
forming a second pattern group on the interlayer layer;
measuring a second image of the second pattern group to generate second layout data based on the second image subsequent to forming the interlayer layer;
measuring a third image including the first image and the second image to generate third layout data based on the third image; and
detecting a defect pattern based on the first layout data, the second layout data, and the third layout data, the defect pattern being at a height from the substrate between the first pattern group and the second pattern group.

US Pat. No. 10,482,591

DELAYED PETROLEUM COKING VESSEL INSPECTION DEVICE AND METHOD

Custom Industrial Automat...

1. A vessel inspection system for inspecting the interior surface of a delayed petroleum coking vessel to determine defects and dimensional changes in the vessel, the system including a device comprising:a frame;
a support for supporting the frame for movement within the vessel along a vertical axis;
a rotary positioner adapted to position the frame rotationally with respect to a vertical axis;
an enclosure for electronics and optionally a source of pressurized gas connected to the enclosure to pressurize the enclosure to minimize incursion of combustible vapor into the enclosure;
a video camera supported on the frame and operably connected to at least one of a monitor and a recording means for providing video scanning of the interior surface of the vessel;
a camera positioner supported on the frame and operable to position the video camera for viewing by the video camera, the camera positioner being operable to position the video camera about a second axis perpendicular to the rotary positioner;
a floodlight supported on the frame for illuminating the interior surface of the vessel for viewing by the video camera;
a support on the vessel for clamping the support in a predetermined lateral and vertical position with respect to the vertical axis of the vessel during operation of the system;
a crawler positioned on an arm extension from at least one of the support and the frame for positioning the crawler proximate to all or selected portions of the interior of the vessel to be tested;
an Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) unit mounted on the crawler for testing the all or selected portions of the interior of the vessel;
a laser mounted on the crawler for generating a sheet of laser light along a weld for aligning the ACFM to the weld;
a crawler positioner for positioning the crawler and ACFM unit in selected locations; and
a recorder coupled to the ACFM unit for recording signals indicative of the ACFM unit position and the ACFM unit data from the selected locations.

US Pat. No. 10,482,589

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE START-UP OPERATION OF A MULTI-AXIS SYSTEM

1. A method for the start-up operation of a multi-axis system, with the multi-axis system including, as components, a plurality of segments which are connected via respective joints and are movable by a controller in one or more axes, and a tool which is connected to one of the segments and is movable and drivable to a specified position by the controller, said method comprising:assigning a workspace to the multi-axis system, in which a presence and/or a movement of the components is permitted in the workspace;
assigning a safe space in which the components are not permitted to penetrate the safe space;
arranging a plurality of optical markers in an environment of the multi-axis system so as to enable an augmented reality (AR) system to determine a position and orientation of a camera system which records the multi-axis system within the environment;
defining and assigning a bounding body for each of the components such that the bounding body encloses the component;
calculating by the AR system a position of the bounding body in a first global coordinate system as the multi-axis system moves;
transforming the position of the bounding body into a second coordinate system corresponding to the position and orientation of the camera system;
visualizing the bounding bodies in the AR system together with an image that is recorded by the camera system; and
checking by the controller whether the bounding body intersects with the safe space or whether the bounding body leaves the workspace.

US Pat. No. 10,482,586

FILTERING DEPTH MAP IMAGE

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:partitioning a depth map image into at least one block;
partitioning a texture image into at least one block, wherein a size and a position of the at least one block of the texture image corresponds to the size and the position of the at least one block of the depth image;
determining a depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image;
determining a texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image;
for each of the plurality of blocks, using the depth property value for the at least one block of the depth map image and the texture property value for the at least one block of the texture image to select a set of filter parameters from a look up table; and
filtering the at least one block of the depth map image with a filter based on the selected set of filter parameters, wherein
the texture property value comprises a value returned from a function of pixel texture values of the block of the texture image and the depth property value comprises a value returned from a function of pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image,
the function of pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image comprises an output from a face detection algorithm for the pixel depth values of the block of the depth map image, and
the output from the face detection algorithm is indicative of whether a face has been detected within the block and of a percentage fraction which the detected face occupies in the block.

US Pat. No. 10,482,585

IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An image recording device, comprising:a detecting module, comprising:
a detecting unit configured to capture an original dynamic image according to an exposure value and output an image information of the original dynamic image;
a data statistics unit connected with the detecting unit for receiving the image information of the original dynamic image, gathering the statistics of the image information of the original dynamic image and outputting the image information of the original dynamic image; and
a tone adjusting unit connected with the detecting unit and comprising plural preset and different tone mapping adjusting curves, wherein the tone adjusting unit is configured to receive the image information of the original dynamic image, adjust the brightness of the original dynamic image to obtain an adjusted dynamic image according to one of the plural preset and different tone mapping adjusting curves and output the image information of the adjusted dynamic image; and
an image signal output module, comprising:
an auto exposure unit connected with the data statistics unit, the detecting unit and the tone adjusting unit, and comprising plural preset brightness intervals, wherein the auto exposure unit receives the image information of the original dynamic image transmitted from the data statistics unit and issues a first instruction to the detecting unit according to the image information of the original dynamic image, the detecting unit adjusts the exposure value according to the first instruction, the auto exposure unit compares and obtains a nearest brightness interval from the plural brightness intervals according to the image information of the original dynamic image and issues a second instruction to the tone adjusting unit according to the nearest brightness interval, and the tone adjusting unit chooses the corresponding tone mapping adjusting curve from the plural tone mapping adjusting curves to adjust the brightness of the original dynamic image according to the second instruction and outputs the image information of the adjusted dynamic image; and
a dynamic contrast adjusting unit connected with the tone adjusting unit for receiving the image information of the adjusted dynamic image transmitted from the tone adjusting unit and outputting the adjusted dynamic image correspondingly.

US Pat. No. 10,482,582

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NOISE REDUCTION IN IMAGING

SUNNYBROOK RESEARCH INSTI...

1. A method of denoising imaging signals detected in the presence of broadband noise, the method comprising:in the absence of receiving imaging energy, detecting energy waves with an imaging transducer receive circuit, thereby obtaining a noise characterization waveform, and filtering the noise characterization waveform to generate an in-band noise characterization waveform residing within an imaging band and an out-of-band noise characterization waveform residing within a noise-detection band that lies, at least in part, beyond the imaging band;
segmenting the in-band noise characterization waveform and the out-of-band noise characterization waveform according to one or more time windows;
for at least one time window, processing the in-band noise characterization waveform and the out-of-band noise characterization waveform to determine a relationship between noise in the imaging band and noise in the noise-detection band;
detecting imaging signals with the imaging transducer receive circuit thereby obtaining one or more imaging waveforms;
for at least one imaging waveform:
a) filtering the imaging waveform to generate an in-band imaging waveform residing within the imaging band and an out-of-band noise-detection imaging waveform residing within the noise-detection band;
b) segmenting the in-band imaging waveform and the out-of-band noise-detection imaging waveform according to one or more time windows;
c) employing the relationship and the out-of-band noise-detection imaging waveform to estimate, within at least one time window, a measure associated with the amount of noise in the in-band imaging waveform; and
d) for at least one time window processed in c), applying a denoising correction to the portion of the in-band imaging waveform within the time window.

US Pat. No. 10,482,581

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING ANTIALIASING TO IMAGES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

10. A method for providing an image of an object for display in an image comprised of pixels, each pixel having a size, the object having edges comprised of line segments, the method comprising:identifying, with one or more computing devices, a first set of locations that correspond with end points of the line segments,
identifying, with the one or more computing devices, a second set of locations that correspond with intersections of line segments within the image,
identifying, with the one or more computing devices, a third set of locations that correspond with the size of the pixels, the first set of locations, the second set of locations and the third set of locations collectively comprising a set of reference locations,
determining, for a region of the image and with the one or more computing devices, an area of the region occupied by a portion of the object, the region comprising the region between a first reference line having a location corresponding with a first reference location and a second reference line having a location corresponding with a second reference location, the first reference line being parallel to the second reference line,
determining, based on the area of the region occupied by the portion of the object and with the one or more computing devices, a pixel value for a pixel associated with the region, and
providing the image for display.