US Pat. No. 10,115,090

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A GIFT USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE APPARATUS

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A method for providing a gift icon, the method performed by a gift provision apparatus through a communication network, the method comprising:managing a plurality of address books comprising user contact information;
providing information about products to a user terminal connected with the gift provision apparatus through the communication network;
receiving, from the user terminal, selected information on a selected product corresponding to a gift icon, wherein the gift icon includes a usage period identifying a valid usage period for the gift icon;
providing, to the user terminal, an address book corresponding to the user terminal among the managed plurality of address books;
receiving, from the user terminal, a selection of a recipient terminal among the provided address book;
receiving, from the recipient terminal, a redemption signal corresponding to the gift icon, wherein the redemption signal includes the usage period;
determining whether a usage period has elapsed based on the usage period;
when the usage period is determined to have elapsed, transmitting a prohibition message to the user terminal;
when the usage period is determined not to have elapsed, providing, to the user terminal, an electronic message including a Unique Resource Locator (URL) URL directed to the gift icon; and
when the selected recipient terminal connects with the gift provision apparatus using the URL and requests download of the gift icon, managing download of the gift icon and redemption of the selected product.

US Pat. No. 10,115,086

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTING A MONEY TRANSFER TO A RECEIVING PARTY ACCOUNT

Moneygram International, ...

1. A money transfer network system, which has been configured to transfer money from a sending party to a target account that is not preregistered in the money transfer network system and is managed by a third party financial institution for a receiving party, wherein the money transfer network system includes one or more processing device operating over a communications network, said one or more processing device configured to:receive, from the sending party, transaction details of the money transfer, wherein the transaction details identify the receiving party, wherein the transaction details exclude an account number of the target account of the receiving party, and wherein the target account is not preregistered in the money transfer network system;
acquire, from one or more financial institutions, information regarding one or more accounts managed by the financial institution;
based at least on the received transaction details and at least some of the acquired information, determine, in real-time, that the transaction details fail to identify the target account;
based at least on the determined failure, obtain additional transaction details that further identify the receiving party, wherein the additional transaction details exclude the account number of the target account;
determine, in real-time after receiving the additional transaction details, that the transaction details and the additional transaction details successfully identify the target account;
attain, from the third party, financial institution that manages the target account, account identification data that comprises a transaction code that identifies the target account and excludes the account number of the target account;
based at least on the determined successful identification and the transaction code, direct funds of the money transfer to said target account without retrieving the account number of the target account.

US Pat. No. 10,115,085

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING CASH WITH ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Moneygram, International,...

1. A method of establishing access to a cash money transfer system for a third-party system, said method comprising:establishing, by a processing device of the cash money transfer system, a communication link between the third-party system and the cash money transfer system, wherein the third-party system uses an account-based protocol, and the cash money transfer system uses a cash-based protocol, wherein the third-party system includes an online financial service provider that administers online accounts that maintain financial balances, the online accounts including an online financial resource of a customer, and wherein accessing funds within the third-party system according to the account-based protocol requires distributing the funds from one of the online accounts to another one of the online accounts;
receiving, by the processing device of the cash money transfer system, via the communication link, data describing a transaction from the third-party system, wherein the data includes funds to be received at the cash money transfer system from the online financial resource of the customer;
generating, based on the received data, by the processing device of the cash money transfer system, a cash-based transaction to be executed according to the cash-based protocol of the cash money transfer system; and
executing, by the processing device of the cash money transfer system, the cash-based transaction according to the cash-based protocol of the cash money transfer system, wherein the executing includes:
receiving the funds from the online financial resource of the customer at the money transfer system;
identifying the customer at an agent location of the cash money transfer system; and
distributing the funds received from the online financial resource of the customer, in cash form, to the identified customer at the agent location of the cash money transfer system such that the customer receives the funds without transferring the funds to a bank account and without cashing a check.

US Pat. No. 10,115,074

PREDICTIVE CONVERSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VAST.COM, INC., Austin, ...

1. A computer-implemented method of generating and presenting interactive search results, the method comprising:providing, by a computer system, a user interface that comprises functionality that enables a user to interactively search for and select items;
maintaining, by the computer system, one or more electronic data stores that store information relating to a plurality of items each comprising a plurality of attributes and a category, the stored information comprising at least a predicted value associated with each of the plurality of items;
accessing, by the computer system via a computer network, a plurality of network-accessible feeds to obtain information related to the plurality of items;
generating, by the computer system, metadata based on the information obtained from the plurality of network-accessible feeds, the metadata comprising Uniform Resource Locators (URL's) for webpages at which the plurality of items are for sale,
wherein the metadata further comprises stated metadata and derived metadata, the stated metadata comprising attributes obtained from item descriptions provided by a source or promoter of items relating to the item descriptions, the derived metadata comprising attributes obtained from a third party source,
database-linking, in an electronic data store, the generated metadata to the plurality of items;
generating, by the computer system, the predicted values by inputting the generated metadata into a regression formula, the regression formula generated based at least in part on an analysis of historical conversion activity and stated metadata and derived metadata related to attributes associated with items different than the plurality of items to determine statistically how each attribute associated with the items different than the plurality of items affected a value associated with the items different than the plurality of items, the regression formula configured to apply a result of the analysis to the inputted metadata to output the predicted values,
wherein the items different than the plurality of items comprise a same category as the plurality of items but comprise one or more different attribute values;
receiving, by the computer system, a user search request generated via the user interface, the user search request comprising an item search criteria;
searching, by the computer system, the one or more electronic data stores for a plurality of items relating to the item search criteria;
generating, by the computer system, for the user a personalized user interface that provides functionality for the user to select from a result set of items based on the searching, the result set being prioritized based at least in part on the predicted values;
causing, by the computer system, rendering of a search results output, based on the personalized user interface data, the search results output presents the prioritized result set and enables interaction with, by the user, the plurality of items relating to the item search criteria;
electronically monitoring, by the computer system, over a computer network, user interactions with the search results output to determine a user response to the search results output, the user response comprising at least a selection of a URL associated with an item;
adapting, by the computer system, the regression formula based on the user response, the adapting comprising at least including an indication of the selection of the URL in the historical conversion activity analyzed to generate the regression formula;
regenerating, by the computer system, one or more of the predicted values by inputting the generated metadata into the adapted regression formula;
receiving, by the computer system, a second search request that comprises the item search criteria; and
generating, by the computer system, a second result set of items based on the second search request, the second result set comprising a different prioritization based at least in part on the regenerated predicted values,
wherein the computer system comprises one or more physical servers.

US Pat. No. 10,115,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE DEEP SCAN USING A MOTION SENSOR CO-LOCATED WITH RFID READER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader comprising:a motion detection sensor;
a radio frequency (RF) transceiver to transmit RF energy at a first and a second RFID profile; and
a processor connected to the motion detection sensor and the RF transceiver, the processor to:
when the motion detection sensor detects motion, instruct the transceiver to transmit the RF energy at the first RFID profile corresponding to a dynamic number of time slots in which an RFID tag can respond; and
when the motion detection sensor has not detected motion for a predetermined time period, instruct the transceiver to transmit the RF energy at the second RFID profile corresponding to a fixed number of time slots in which the RFID tag can respond.

US Pat. No. 10,115,066

MANAGING ASSETS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer usable program product comprising a computer usable non-transitory storage medium including computer usable code for use in managing information technology assets owned by a set of owners, the computer usable program product comprising code for performing the steps of:receiving an asset management task from an administrator across a network, the asset management task including a description of the asset management task to be performed for review and approval by a user on an owner system for each of the set of owners, criteria for identifying which information technology assets are to perform the asset management task, and specific instructions to be executed by a set of information technology assets owned by the set of owners and approved to perform the asset management task;
automatically without human intervention identifying a subset of the information technology assets owned by each of the set of owners;
automatically without human intervention transmitting a personalized direct communication across the network to the owner system of each of the set of owners including the received description of the asset management task to be performed, wherein the personalized direct communication requests approval, for the subset of assets to perform the asset management task, by the user of the owner system for each of the set of owners;
requesting each of the subset of information technology assets to identify whether that information technology asset meets the criteria set forth in the asset management task for identifying which information technology assets are to perform that asset management task; and
responsive to receiving an approval communication across the network from the owner system for each of the set of owners indicating respective owner approved information technology assets from the subset of information technology assets producing a set of approved information technology assets, automatically transmitting a set of communications across the network to the set of approved information technology assets for execution of the specific instructions by each approved information technology asset which identified itself as meeting the criteria by the subset of information technology assets;
wherein the set of communications, transmitted across the network to the set of approved information assets in response to receiving an approval communication from the owner, includes the criteria from the administrator and the request for each of the set of information technology assets to identify whether that approved information technology asset is to perform the asset management task; and
wherein the information technology assets are provided the criteria received from the administrator for identifying which of the information technology assets are to execute the specific instructions included in the received asset management task.

US Pat. No. 10,115,057

ESTIMATING ANALYTIC EXECUTION TIMES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for estimating algorithm run times given parameters of the algorithm, specifications of an architecture on which the algorithm will execute and dimensions of a data set which will be input into the algorithm,the computer program product comprising a tangible computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions being readable and executable by a processing circuit to cause the processing circuit to:
deploy the program instructions onto the architecture by at least one of direct transfer of the program instructions to a user accessible server or a proxy server of the architecture, email transfer of the program instructions to users of the architecture and transfer of the program instructions to client computers of the architecture;
deploy the algorithm for execution on the architecture;
create training data sets derived from the execution of the algorithm on the architecture;
generate run time data associated with respective executions of parameterized instances of the algorithm on the architecture for each of the training data sets;
identify model-usable features from polynomial expansions of the dimensions of the data set, the parameters of the algorithm and the specifications of the architecture reduced to simpler terms,
wherein the specifications of the architecture comprise disk throughput data, central processing unit (CPU) frequency data, an inversion of available random access memory data and memory bandwidth data;
generate a piecewise map of some or all of the model-usable features to output an expression of the run time data as a conglomeration of multiple map lines in corresponding ones of multiple map regions, respectively, the multiple map regions being respectively defined along a single axis of the piecewise map;
iteratively tune the some or all of the model-usable features in each of the multiple map regions toward improving an accuracy of each of the multiple map lines of the piecewise map relative to target upper and lower range lines until a target accuracy in each of the multiple map regions is achieved;
develop a predictive model based on iteratively tuned versions of the model-usable features in the multiple map regions;
estimate run times of executions of the algorithm on a new data set and on a new architecture using the predictive model; and
initiate or delay the executions based on computing resources of the new architecture being available for the estimated run times of the executions and execution priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,115,056

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESPONDING TO AN INQUIRY

1. A method comprising:generating, by a web server, meta-level features for a question and answer pair of a plurality of question and answer pairs based on data from a web page and based on other meta-level features of other of the plurality of question and answer pairs;
receiving, by the web server, an inquiry from an end user device; and
determining, by the web server, a response to the inquiry based on the plurality of question and answer pairs and based on analysis of meta-level features of the plurality of question and answer pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,115,055

SYSTEMS METHODS CIRCUITS AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTER EXECUTABLE CODE FOR DEEP LEARNING BASED NATURAL LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING

BOOKING.COM B.V., Amster...

1. A system for spell correction and tokenization of natural language, said system comprising:an artificial recurrent neural network architecture of long short-term memory (LSTM) cells configured to generate: (i) variable length character level output streams (CLOS) for system fed variable length character level input streams (CLIS) and (ii) variable length tagged tokens output streams (TTOS) for system fed variable length dialog utterance input streams (DUIS);
a first computer readable medium including instructions for an auto-encoder for injecting random character level modifications to the variable length CLIS, wherein the characters include a space-between-token character;
a second computer readable medium including instructions for a weakly supervised training mechanism for feeding to said artificial recurrent neural network variable length DUIS, with respective correctly tagged variable length TTOS, as initial input training data, and for adjusting said recurrent neural network to learn correct variable length TTOS, by generating, and suggesting for system curator tagging correctness feedback, additional variable length DUIS, with respective variable length TTOS, as tagged by said recurrent neural network;
wherein correct tagging of the suggested additional variable length DUIS improves the capability of said recurrent neural network to refine the decision boundaries between correctly and incorrectly tagged inputs and to more correctly tag following system fed variable length DUIS;
and wherein variable length CLOS generated by said artificial neural network for variable length CLIS, are fed as variable length DUIS to said artificial recurrent neural network;
and
a third computer readable medium including instructions for an unsupervised training mechanism for adjusting said neural network to learn correct variable length CLOS, wherein correct variable length CLOS need to be similar to respective original variable length CLIS prior to random character level modifications.

US Pat. No. 10,115,044

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR SENDING IMAGE DATA

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing system, comprising:a display capable of displaying an operation key in which information of a folder corresponding to an authenticated user is set as a transmission destination;
a memory storing instructions, and
a processor executing the instructions causing the image processing system to:
control a transmission of data to the transmission destination in accordance with selection of the operation key on the display; and
control a restriction of use of the operation key in accordance with an instruction for permitting transmission to a predetermined transmission destination registered by an administrator and inhibiting transmission to another transmission destination registered by a user who is different from the administrator,
wherein, in a case where the transmission destination set in the operation key is registered by a user different from the administrator, the restriction for the operation key is performed in accordance with the instruction, and
wherein, in a case where the transmission destination set in the operation key is registered by the administrator, the restriction is not performed in accordance with the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,115,043

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND PRINTING METHOD THAT DECIDE WHETHER TO STORE, PRINT AND NOT STORE, OR PRINT AND STORE IMAGE DATA

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

16. A method, comprising:displaying, by a computer, a first display screen from which first setting information is input, wherein the first setting information includes print setting information that is used in a case in which paper size information specified for a print job does not match any one of a plurality of paper sizes of the paper held by a plurality of paper holders of an image forming apparatus;
displaying, by the computer, a second display screen from which second setting information is input, wherein the second setting information includes the paper size information specified for each print job;
sending, by the computer to the image forming apparatus, the first setting information input from the first display screen and the second setting information input from the second display screen;
receiving, by a processor of the image forming apparatus, the print job, the first setting information, and the second setting information from the computer;
determining, by the processor of the image forming apparatus, a paper size of the paper on which an image specified for the print job is to be formed, based at least in part on the paper size information specified for the print job, the plurality of paper sizes of the paper held by the plurality of paper holders, and the print setting information that is used in a case in which the paper size information specified for the print job does not match any one of the plurality of paper sizes of the paper held by the plurality of paper holders; and
forming, by the image forming apparatus, the image on the paper having a substitute size in a case in which the determining determines that the image is to be formed on the paper having the substitute size.

US Pat. No. 10,115,042

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

36. An image processing apparatus for generating print data used in each of K relative scans performed on a unit area on a print medium by a print head for discharging ink, the print data determining discharge or non-discharge of ink to each pixel area corresponding to a plurality of pixels in the unit area, the image processing apparatus comprising:the print head;
a first acquisition unit configured to acquire image data that corresponds to an image to be printed in the unit area and that determines an attribute of each of the plurality of pixels in the image, and a number of discharges of ink from zero to N (N?2) to each of the plurality of pixels; and
a generation unit configured to generate the print data based on the image data acquired by the first acquisition unit, and K mask patterns that correspond to the K scans and that determine allowing or disallowing ink to be discharged in accordance with the attribute and number of discharges indicated at each of the plurality of pixels by the image data,
wherein first print permitting pixels and second print permitting pixels are placed in the K mask patterns such that (i) a difference between a number of the first print permitting pixels placed in J (1

US Pat. No. 10,115,040

CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK-BASED MODE SELECTION AND DEFECT CLASSIFICATION FOR IMAGE FUSION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method for classifying defects comprising:identifying, using a processor, a primary scanning mode;
performing, using an image data acquisition subsystem, a first hot scan using the identified primary scanning mode;
selecting, using the processor, a plurality of defects of interest and nuisance data in the first hot scan;
performing, using the image data acquisition subsystem, one or more additional scans using one or more secondary scanning modes;
collecting, using the processor, one or more image sets, each image set comprising a primary scanning mode image and one or more secondary scanning mode images corresponding to a selected defect of interest or nuisance data;
dividing, using the processor, each collected image set into a first image subset and a second image subset;
training, using the processor, for each pair of primary scanning mode and secondary scanning mode, a convolutional neural network (CNN) with the corresponding first image subset;
determining an ideal secondary scanning mode, using the processor, by applying each CNN to the corresponding second image subset;
performing, using the image data acquisition subsystem, a final hot scan using the ideal secondary scanning mode; and
classifying, using the processor, defects from the final hot scan by using the CNN corresponding to the ideal secondary scanning mode to filter out nuisance data in the final hot scan.

US Pat. No. 10,115,032

UNIVERSAL CORRESPONDENCE NETWORK

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A computer-implemented method for training a convolutional neural network (CNN), the method comprising:extracting coordinates of corresponding points in first and second locations;
identifying positive points in the first and second locations;
identifying negative points in the first and second locations;
training features that correspond to positive points of the first and second locations to move closer to each other; and
training features that correspond to negative points in the first and second locations to move away from each other;
wherein a contrastive loss layer is trained with hard negative mining and by reusing activations in overlapping regions.

US Pat. No. 10,115,030

VIEWING AID WITH TRACKING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE

Freedom Scientific, Inc.,...

1. A viewing aid comprising:a camera;
a viewing surface within a field of view of the camera, and substantially fixed relative to the camera;
a memory in data communication with the camera; and
a display in data communication with the memory;
wherein the camera is configured to capture an initial image of viewing material on the viewing surface and to store the initial image in the memory;
the viewing aid further comprising software configured to program the viewing aid to perform a process comprising:
1) determine a first location of a tracking element within the field of view by identifying X-Y coordinates of the first location based on an X-Y reference frame associated with the field of view;
2) map the location to a corresponding first mapped portion of the initial image in the memory which is less than the full initial image;
3) display on the display a first enhanced image generated from the initial image stored in the memory, the first enhanced image corresponding only to the first mapped portion of the initial image;
4) continuously track a motion of the tracking element within the field of view using the camera; and
5) pan the initial image to display on the display successive enhanced images generated from the initial image stored in the memory based on the tracked motion of the tracking element.

US Pat. No. 10,115,021

SCOREBOOK CREATING APPARATUS, SCOREBOOK CREATING SYSTEM, SCOREBOOK CREATING METHOD, PROGRAM, IMAGING DEVICE, AND REPRODUCING METHOD

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A scorebook creating apparatus comprising:a detecting unit that detects first information that indicates a starting point of a scene included in picture data;
a temporary-tag creating unit that creates a temporary tag including time information of the first information when the detecting unit detects the first information;
a scorebook processing unit into which second information as score information is input after a time of the time information, and determines a score based on the second information so as to create a scorebook;
a tag-identification (ID) assigning unit that issues a tag ID and assigns the tag ID to the score which is determined; and
a picture reproducing unit that displays the picture data and the score, wherein
the temporary-tag creating unit makes a last temporary tag before the tag ID is issued so as to associate the time information of the last temporary tag with the tag ID,
the picture reproducing unit reads, when a displayed score is selected, the tag ID assigned to the score selected, and displays a scene at the time of the time information which is associated with a read score, and
a plurality of pieces of the score for one at-bat is stored as a single batting record, comprising
identifying, when selection of the score is accepted in the scorebook, the batting record that includes the score;
identifying the temporary tag ID that is associated with an oldest score out of the pieces of the scores included in the identified batting record by the tag-ID; and
identifying the starting point of the scene in the picture data by the time information included in the identified temporary tag.

US Pat. No. 10,115,020

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

FUJITSU LLIMITED, Kawasa...

1. An image processing method comprising:acquiring multiple sets of continuous image data, captured by a capturing device, using a processor;
determining whether an object having a predetermined characteristic is present in a partial region of image data included in the sets of image data, using the processor;
repeatedly detecting the object from image data that is captured prior to the image data where the object is present, when the object is determined to be present in the partial region, using the processor;
calculating a movement trajectory of the object in accordance with positions of the object, detected from multiple sets of image data, and times of the sets of image data, using the processor;
identifying a start position and a start time of the movement trajectory, using the processor; and
identifying a person related to the object by comparing the start position with positions of multiple persons included in image data, captured by the capturing device at a same time as the start time, using the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,115,012

CAPTURE OBJECT BOUNDARY JITTER REDUCTION

Box, Inc., Redwood City,...

1. A method for reducing boundary jitter during a document image capture session, the method comprising:receiving a sequence of one or more video frames from an image capture device, wherein at least some of the video frames comprise a target object to be captured;
identifying one or more polygons in the video frames;
applying one or more intra-frame filters to the polygons to select one or more candidate object boundaries, wherein the one or more candidate object boundaries correspond to one of the polygons from a respective one or more of the video frames;
applying one or more inter-frame filters to the one or more candidate object boundaries to select a particular one of the one or more candidate object boundaries that bounds the target object, wherein applying one or more inter-frame filters comprises:
calculating an area measurement corresponding to a minimum bounding box of the candidate polygon;
comparing the area measurement to a set of previously stored measurements to determine a variance;
selecting the candidate polygon when the variance is within a predetermined threshold; and
rendering a visual boundary on a user device display screen, wherein the visual boundary corresponds to the candidate polygon; and
sending a representation of the particular one of the one or more candidate object boundaries to a graphics processor to be visually displayed on a display screen of the image capture device.

US Pat. No. 10,115,008

METHOD FOR DETECTING PEOPLE AND/OR OBJECTS IN A SPACE

THALES, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. A method for detecting persons and/or objects in a corridor that comprises a floor, a passage extending primarily along a first transverse direction, a door extending along a second transverse direction perpendicular to the first transverse direction, wherein a vertical direction is perpendicular to the two transverse directions, and wherein an optical sensor is positioned over the corridor, the method comprising a step for detecting the head and shoulders of people present in a depth map to be analyzed, wherein the depth map to be analyzed was acquired by the optical sensor and represents a distance along the vertical direction normal to the floor.

US Pat. No. 10,115,003

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising a normalisation module operatively connected across a bus to a memory storing an image in which a region of interest (ROI) has been identified within the image, the ROI being bound by a rectangle having a non-orthogonal orientation within the image, the normalisation module being arranged to:divide said ROI into one or more slices, each slice comprising a plurality of adjacent rectangular tiles;
for each slice, successively read ROI information for each tile from said memory including: reading a portion of said image extending across at least a width of said slice line-by-line along an extent of a slice;
for each tile, downsample said ROI information to a buffer to within a scale SD<2 of a required scale for a normalised version of said ROI; and fractionally downsample and rotate downsampled information for a tile within said buffer to produce a respective normalised portion of the ROI at the required scale for the normalised ROI; and
accumulate downsampled and rotated information for each tile within a normalised ROI buffer for subsequent processing by said image processing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,114,997

READER FOR OPTICAL INDICIA PRESENTED UNDER TWO OR MORE IMAGING CONDITIONS WITHIN A SINGLE FRAME TIME

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An optical indicia reader comprising:an image sensor having a plurality of pixels for selectively obtaining image data from a field of view of the reader;
an illuminator operable to illuminate the field of view of the reader; and
a processor configured by software to execute instructions stored in a memory, whereby the instructions cause the processor to perform the steps of:
exposing a first group of pixels of the image sensor to obtain a first partial frame of image data from a first region of interest of the field of view, and
exposing a second group of pixels of the image sensor separately from the first group of pixels to obtain a second partial frame of image data from a second region of interest of the field of view;
wherein the first and second partial frames of image data are obtained within a single frame time, and the step of exposing the first group of pixels has a different start time and end time from the step of exposing the second group of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,114,990

NETWORKED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR REMOTE RFID DEVICE MANAGEMENT AND TRACKING

Purple Deck Media, Inc., ...

1. A method for tracking articles or providing information, comprising:reading at least one token from at least one RFID device and conveying the at least one token over a network to a server;
searching by the server a database using the at least one token to identify a stored dataset associated with the at least one token;
communicating a payload associated with the identified dataset to a device for displaying information in the payload on a display device; and
providing by a client to a plurality of third parties third party access options that controls access to resources including the stored dataset, as credentials of the client authorizes the client to grant to each of the third parties,
wherein the dataset is associated with a plurality of tokens, and the dataset links the payload and the plurality of tokens.

US Pat. No. 10,114,982

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AND IMPLEMENTING A VIABLE CONTAINMENT DESIGN OF A DATA CENTER

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A method for determining a viable containment design of a data center and systematic implementation of the determined containment design in the data center using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based virtual simulation, the method comprises steps of:collecting, by a processor, data pertaining to a plurality of design and operational parameters of the data center using a Design and Operational Parameters Collection Module;
performing, by the processor, CFD simulations for collected design and operational parameters' data for each individual containment design thereby determining a viable containment design of the data center by comparing CFD simulation results of various containment designs and providing a set of recommendations for the viable containment design implementation using a Containment Design Determination Module; and
implementing, by the processor, the set of recommendations of the determined containment design in the data center, systematically using a Containment Design Implementation Module, wherein recommendation of the determined viable containment design is systematically implemented in the data center comprising implemented steps of:
checking each of the recommendations for their practical implementation feasibility;
re-evaluating the containment design using the containment design determination module for getting refined recommendations if all the recommendations are not feasible for implementations;
building a CFD model using collected data pertaining to design and operational parameters of the data center;
comparing thermal and flow profiles generated by each parametric study thereby obtaining the operational parameters for each containment design and calculating uniformity index to check the variability of temperature inside the containment, wherein the uniformity index is the root mean square value of rack temperature; and
physically implementing the design recommendations, in the data center, in a phased manner where the recommendation is feasible, wherein perforated tile positions are implemented first followed by switching on required number of design Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRACs) as per the design recommendation followed by implementation of other design recommendations and the operational recommendations.

US Pat. No. 10,114,979

STATIC REDIRECTION FOR OBJECTIVE C

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method to establish static redirection of a function that is a member of a class to an alternate implementation of the function, the method comprising using a processor to perform operations including:locating, in an executable file, metadata indicating a first location of the function, the first location being in compiled code within the executable file, wherein a software tool traverses serialized metadata to locate the metadata indicating the first location;
modifying the metadata in the executable file to change a selector to point to a second location for the alternate implementation of the function, the second location being in the compiled code of the executable file, wherein modifying the metadata results in a modified executable file,
wherein the alternate implementation of the function operates to enforce a security measure when the modified executable file is executed on the client device, wherein the security measure includes a restriction on access to an application installed on the client device, and wherein the application is configured to access workplace data on a server that is remote from the client device; and
sending the modified executable file to a client device, where the modified executable file is executed.

US Pat. No. 10,114,958

PROTECTED REGIONS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A machine-implemented method for securing a data processing system, the method comprising:storing in one or more memory zones that are not intelligibly accessible to user software, to operating system software or to supplemental processors, metadata identifying one or more first other parts of a system memory of the data processing system where the identified one or more first other parts are thereby mapped as being protected regions and where the stored metadata defines at least one of access constraints for those identified one or more first other parts, corresponding operational constraints and/or operational requirements that respectively constrain the operations performed by or on the data of the identified first other parts; and
during execution of at least one of user software and operating system software in the data processing system, enforcing the operational constraints and/or operational requirements as mapped by the metadata to their corresponding first other parts of the system memory.

US Pat. No. 10,114,952

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SECURE MEMORY TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT IN A TRUSTED ENVIRONMENT

MCAFEE, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. A system comprising:at least one hardware processor core to execute instructions; and
a microcontroller in circuit with the at least one hardware processor core, the microcontroller to execute a security engine in a trusted execution environment to, in response to a hot plug insert of a first memory, train the first memory transparently to an operating system (OS), the security engine including a memory reference code (MRC), the MRC stored in an internal memory, the security engine to:
in response to the hot plug insert of the first memory, execute the MRC to perform, transparently to the OS, the training of the first memory while the at least one hardware processor core performs a workload orthogonal to the training;
securely communicate a memory error to a remote entity via an out-of-band channel; and
dynamically update the MRC stored in the internal memory based on an MRC update obtained from the remote entity via the out-of-band channel; and
a platform driver to receive a communication from a basic input/output system (BIOS) indicating the detection of the hot plug insert, the platform driver to issue a request to the security engine to perform the training of the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,114,950

MOBILE APPLICATION MANAGEMENT

McAfee, LLC., Santa Clar...

1. At least one non-transitory machine readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon, the instructions when executed on at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:analyze code of a particular application against a machine-readable semantic model of a software development kit of a particular platform based on a request to download the particular application, wherein the machine-readable semantic model associates a plurality of application behaviors with respective application programming interface (API) calls of the particular platform and analysis of the code of the particular application comprises:
parsing the code to identify a subset of the API calls capable of being made by the particular application; and
identifying, from the machine-readable semantic model, a set of application behaviors of the particular application corresponding to the subset of the API calls, wherein the set of application behaviors describes functionality of the particular application;
identify data describing a prior user selection of a subset of the plurality of application behaviors, wherein the prior user selection defines a set of undesired behaviors to be associated with a particular user profile;
determine that a particular one of the set of application behaviors is an undesired behavior based on the prior user selection, wherein the particular one of the set of application behaviors corresponds to a particular one of the subset of the API calls;
autonomously modify, by the at least one processor, code of the particular application based on the machine-readable semantic model to remediate the undesired behavior and generate a custom version of the particular application, wherein modifying the code comprises replacing code of the particular API with code of another API; and
provide the custom version of the particular application for download by a device associated with the particular user profile in lieu of an unmodified version of the particular application.

US Pat. No. 10,114,880

SYNCHRONIZING DATABASE DATA TO A DATABASE CACHE

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. At a computer system, the computer system comprising one or more processors and system memory, the computer system managing an order database for a retail business entity, the order database storing order data for a plurality of orders, the order database communicatively coupled to an order database cache, the order database cache configured to store the order data from the order database, the order database communicatively coupled to a plurality of communication channels that can modify an order state, a method for synchronizing the order data from the order database to the order database cache, the method comprising:monitoring a trigger for the order database, the trigger initially set to indicate no modification and configured to indicate when the order state within the order database has been modified;
receiving an order lookup over one of the plurality of communication channels;
determining that the order lookup defines a state modification for an order of the plurality of orders stored in the order database; and
routing the order lookup to the order database based on determining that the order lookup defines the state modification for the order of the plurality of orders;
determining whether the state modification of the order is associated with an intent to cancel or not cancel an order line item of the order;
when the order line item of the order is authorized to be cancelled, the order database is configured to:
modify the order state by implementing the state modification within the order database;
transition, using a processor, the trigger to indicate that the order state within the order database has been modified;
detect that the trigger has been transitioned;
in response to detecting that the trigger has been transitioned, call a caching interface to asynchronously push a cancel state to the order database cache and to publish at least the order state from the order database to the order database cache after the order state is modified, wherein the order state comprises the cancel state; and
display, using a processor, a first message that the order state has been modified, wherein the first message is displayed to a user requesting cancellation of the order line item of the order; and
when the order line item of the order is not authorized to be cancelled, the order database is configured to:
maintain and not change the order state within the order database;
transition, using a processor, the trigger to indicate that the order state within the order database has not been modified;
detect that the trigger has not been transitioned;
in response to detecting that the trigger has not been transitioned, call the caching interface to asynchronously push a not cancel state to the order database cache and to publish at least the order state from the order database to the order database cache, wherein the order state comprises the not cancel state; and
display, using a processor, a second message that the order state cannot be modified, wherein the second message is displayed to the user requesting the cancellation of the order line item of the order.

US Pat. No. 10,114,868

ELECTRONIC DATA GENERATION METHODS

ROY MORGAN RESEARCH PTY. ...

1. An electronic method of controlling response data communicated to a data processing system from a respondent device, the method comprising:receiving, via an input device of the respondent device displaying a slider bar on a scale, input from a respondent for controlling movement of the slider bar on the scale, wherein the position or positions of the slider bar on the scale over time is indicative of the respondent's response or responses to a time-varying stimulus over time;
monitoring, by the respondent device, the input device to determine whether or not a portion or portions of the input meet an attention criterion by:
a) recording a first time stamp when the slider bar was last controlled by the respondent to move the scale,
b) recording a second time stamp after the first time stamp,
c) comparing the first time stamp to the second time stamp to determine a time period from the first time stamp to the second time stamp,
d) determining that the input meets the attention criterion when it is determined that respondent has continuously maintained contact with the input device over the time period from the first time stamp to the second time stamp, and
e) determining that the input does not meet the attention criterion when it is determined that respondent has not continuously maintained contact with the input device over the time period from the first time stamp to the second time stamp; and
communicating, by the respondent device, response data to the data processing system based on the portion or portions of the input only when the respondent device determines that the portion or portions of the input meet the attention criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,114,770

HOMOGENOUS DEVICE ACCESS METHOD WHICH REMOVES PHYSICAL DEVICE DRIVERS IN A COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM

Universiti Teknologi Mala...

1. A uniform and homogenous access method of devices, comprising:providing a first device that comprises an operating system (OS) kernel and a logical device driver,
providing a second device that comprises a physical device driver and physical device driver codes that can be executed by the physical device driver, wherein the second device is an input/output (I/O) device,
receiving, by a control port of the second device, a configuration control sent by the first device, and
receiving, by a data port of the second device, a synchronous burst transfer of data sent by the first device, wherein a local addressing scheme, and bytecodes over the control port and the data port are within a homogenous system,
thereby enabling the first device to access and control the second device, wherein device-specific codes of the second device are not stored in the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,114,738

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF TEST SCRIPT

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method for automatic generation of a test script and a validation script for an application under test, the method comprising:acquiring, by a system, a plurality of test steps from a database, the plurality of test steps being associated with a test case and including one or more words in natural language;
identifying, by the system, one or more actions to be performed in a testing process based on the plurality of test steps by using natural language processing;
generating, by the system, the test script based on the identified one or more actions, wherein the test script is executable by one or more processors to perform the plurality of test steps;
identifying, by the system, an expected test result associated with each of the plurality of test steps by performing the natural language processing on the plurality of test steps; and
generating, by the system, a validation script based on the expected test result associated with each of the plurality of test steps, wherein the validation script is executable by the one or more processors to validate whether the expected test result occurred, and wherein the natural language processing provides at least one of a context or a domain with respect to the application under test.

US Pat. No. 10,114,687

SYSTEM FOR CHECKING THE INTEGRITY OF A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TWO CIRCUITS

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. A method, comprising:sending transactions from a master circuit to a slave circuit;
verifying an integrity of communications between the master circuit and the slave circuit, the verifying including:
updating a first cyclic multibit signature based on each transaction sent by the master circuit to the slave circuit;
updating a second cyclic multibit signature based on each transaction received by the slave circuit; and
comparing one or more bits based on the second cyclic multibit signature with corresponding bits based on the first cyclic multibit signature, wherein a number of the one or more bits based on the second cyclic multibit signature being compared is less than a total number of bits of the second cyclic multibit signature; and
detecting and responding to an error condition based on the comparing, wherein the method includes:
sending the transactions on a bus coupled between the master circuit and the slave circuit;
storing each transaction in a first-in-first-out (FIFO) memory having a depth corresponding to a delay introduced by the bus;
updating the first cyclic multibit signature based on an output of the FIFO memory; and
transmitting from the slave circuit to the master circuit the one or more bits based on the second cyclic multibit signature on a line of the bus.

US Pat. No. 10,114,658

CONCURRENT TESTING OF PCI EXPRESS DEVICES ON A SERVER PLATFORM

Baida USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for testing peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) devices, the method comprising:detecting that a plurality of PCIe devices have been inserted into one or more PCIe buses of a data processing system;
in response to the detection, scanning all PCIe buses of the data processing system to discover the plurality of PCIe devices;
for each of the PCIe devices discovered,
repairing and retraining a PCIe link associated with the PCIe device, without rebooting the data processing system, and
loading a device driver instance for the PCIe device to be hosted by an operating system;
executing a test routine to concurrently test the plurality of PCIe devices via respective device driver instances;
in response to a signal indicating that the execution of the test routine has been completed, unloading the device driver instances of the PCIe devices; and
communicating with the operating system to remove the Me devices from a namespace of the operating system, without rebooting the data processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,114,603

DATA INTERACTION DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

NANJING IOT SENSOR TECHNO...

1. A data interactive display system, comprising a smart wearable terminal and a display device, wherein:the smart wearable terminal and the display device have interactive data communication;
the display device is merely taken as a screen for display;
the smart wearable terminal is equipped with operating system;
computing and processing of all touch commands and execution of actions are completed by the smart wearable terminal;
the smart wearable terminal includes a first NFC module, a first microprocessor, a first touch screen and a first data interaction module, wherein the first microprocessor is connected with the other three parts respectively;
the first NFC module senses a second NFC module within the surrounding area, transmits address parameters with the connected second NFC module, and sends the received address parameters to the first microprocessor, thereby ensuring the smart wearable terminal to match with the display device;
the first touch screen receives commands from external touch, and displays data information;
the first microprocessor controls the first data interaction module to establish a communication link with a second data interaction module based on the received address parameters, sends data information displayed on the first touch screen to the second data interaction module, and processes touch commands received by the first touch screen as well as data information received by the first data interaction module;
the first data interaction module establishes a communication link with the second data interaction module, sends data information displayed on the first touch screen to the second data interaction module, and receives touch commands, which are sent by the second data interaction module and received by a second touch screen;
the display device includes a second NFC module, a second microprocessor, a second touch screen and a second data interaction module, wherein the second microprocessor is connected with the other three parts respectively;
the second NFC module senses the first NFC module within the surrounding area, transmits address parameters with the connected first NFC module, and sends the received address parameters to the second microprocessor;
the second touch screen magnifies and displays the received data information that is displayed on the first touch screen, receives commands from external touch, and sends the received touch commands to the second microprocessor;
the second microprocessor controls the second data interaction module to establish a communication link with the first data interaction module based on the received address parameters, and analyzes and processes touch commands received by the second touch screen;
the second data interaction module sends touch commands that are received by the second touch screen and processed by the second microprocessor to the first data interaction module, and receives data information, which is displayed on the first touch screen and sent by the first data interaction module;
the first touch screen and the second touch screen achieve real-time synchronization between the displayed data and touch commands through a communication link established by the first data interaction module and the second data interaction module.

US Pat. No. 10,114,579

DATA MIGRATION TOOL WITH INTERMEDIATE INCREMENTAL COPIES

DATADOBI CVBA, Wilsele (...

1. A computer implemented method for migrating data from a source storage system to a destination storage system comprising the following steps:performing an initial copy; and
subsequently performing one or more incremental copies; and then
subsequently performing a final cutover incremental copy;wherein said performing one or more incremental copies further comprises excluding from a respective one of said one or more incremental copies first data portions of said data that are likely to change before said performing a final cutover incremental copy.

US Pat. No. 10,114,541

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF SELECTING LOCK FUNCTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:outputting a sound at an electronic device;
identifying, during the outputting, whether a single touch input covering at least half of an entire area of a touch screen, operatively coupled with the electronic device, is detected; and
performing a silent mode of the electronic device based at least in part on a result of the identification.

US Pat. No. 10,114,536

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING ACTIONS FOR USERS FROM A LOCKED DEVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising:a controller;
a touch-sensitive display; and
an operating system configured to execute on the controller;
the operating system being further configured to:
provide a plurality of different user-specific storage locations where application content is stored for different users of the computing device;
provide different lock screen interfaces for presentation on the computing device, the different lock screen interfaces being personalized for the different users of the computing device;
receive a swipe input in a particular direction while the computing device is in a locked state;
in response to the swipe input, scroll in the particular direction through the different lock screen interfaces to a selected lock screen interface for a selected user of the computing device;
receive another swipe input in another direction while the selected lock screen interface for the selected user is displayed on the computing device;
responsive to the another swipe input, activate a particular application while the computing device remains in the locked state;
based at least on the another swipe input being received while the selected lock screen interface for the selected user is displayed on the computing device, identify a selected user-specific storage location associated with the selected user for storing further application content provided by the particular application while the computing device remains in the locked state; and
when the particular application provides the further application content while the computing device remains in the locked state, store the further application content in the selected user-specific storage location associated with the selected user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,526

DISPLAYING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for displaying an electronic document, comprising:obtaining the electronic document as a single unit of display data divided by a display size of a screen into a plurality of page data sets;
using a display configured to sense movement of a movable object in a vertical direction relative to the screen and with the display configured such that each of the plurality of page data sets of the electronic document is associated in a sequence with a respective different one of a plurality of detection levels within a movement detection range of the display, where the display is configured by:
dividing a distance from a farthest extent of the movement detection range of the display to a surface of the screen into a plurality of sequential equal detection distance intervals equal in number to a number of the divided plurality of page data sets;
establishing each of the plurality of sequential equal detection distance intervals as a respective different one of the plurality of detection levels within the movement detection range of the display with which a respective one of the plurality of page data sets of the electronic document is associated in the sequence; and
configuring the display such that sensing a movement from the farthest extent of the movement detection range of the display closer to a mid-point of the plurality of sequential equal detection distance intervals causes acceleration of display of different respective assigned ones of the divided plurality of page data sets and sensing a movement from the mid-point of the plurality of sequential equal detection distance intervals closer to the surface of the display causes deceleration of the display of different respective assigned ones of the divided plurality of page data sets;the method further comprising:displaying on the screen, in response to sensing movement via the display, a page data set corresponding to a detection level in the movement detection range in accordance with the sensed movement; and
automatically adjusting display speed changes while displaying different ones of the plurality of page data sets in accordance with a moving speed of the sensed movement.

US Pat. No. 10,114,519

CONTEXTUAL CONTENT PRESENTATION BASED ON MICROENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A client device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory that stores one or more modules that are executable by the one or more processors to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
presenting a user interface having a plurality of regions, each region having a localized functionality that does not affect other regions of the plurality of regions;
receiving input indicating an interaction with an element within a region of the plurality of regions on the user interface;
sending, to a serving device, data including an identification of the element and the interaction and a request to implement functionality associated with at least one of the element or the interaction;
receiving, from the serving device, a notification indicating that the request succeeded or failed;
classifying the notification to identify a notification type;
accessing presentation data, the presentation data being based at least in part on the element, a container associated with the element, and the notification type, the presentation data indicating a location relative to the element and the region of the plurality of regions for presentation of the notification, a style of the notification, and a message associated with the notification; and
presenting the message identified from the presentation data, via the user interface, at the location relative to the element and the region of the plurality of regions indicated by the presentation data and in the style indicated by the presentation data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,504

TOUCH SCREEN, DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF TOUCH SCREEN

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch screen, comprising a gate layer, an insulating layer, a source-drain electrode layer, a first Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) layer, a protective layer and a second ITO layer, whereinthe insulating layer is overlaid on the gate layer, the source-drain electrode layer is overlaid on the insulating layer, the first ITO layer is overlaid on the source-drain electrode layer, the protective layer is overlaid on the first ITO layer, and the second ITO layer is overlaid on the protective layer;
the gate layer includes a touch driving electrode, the source-drain electrode layer includes a touch sensing electrode line, and the second ITO layer includes a touch sensing electrode pattern; and
the touch sensing electrode pattern in the second ITO layer is connected with the touch sensing electrode line in the source-drain electrode layer through a via hole in the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,114,487

CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS,...

1. An electronic device comprisinga touch-sensitive surface and
a touchless detecting system for detecting movement of a finger towards the surface, wherein the touchless detecting system is configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal, receive a reflected ultrasonic signal, measure an echoic profile of said reflected ultrasonic signal and determine the movement from said echoic profile;
the device being configured to associate said movement with a predicted touch on said surface and to issue a report of said predicted touch, said touchless detecting system being further configured to use edge detection in the echoic profile to detect preferentially the user's fingertip over other parts of the user's hand.

US Pat. No. 10,114,473

INTERACTIVE SYSTEM AND REMOTE DEVICE

PIXART IMAGING INC, Hsin...

1. An interactive system, configured to be operated by a user to control a cursor on a screen, the interactive system comprising:a display configured to show the screen and the cursor which has an initial position on the screen; and
a processor configured to receive position information to control a position of the cursor on the screen, wherein upon receiving a first position information corresponding to an initial aiming coordinate of the cursor aimed by the user on the screen, the initial aiming coordinate not mapped to the initial position of the cursor, the processor is configured to
calculate, according to the first position information, a relative distance associated with the initial aiming coordinate,
reset the cursor, without using the initial aiming coordinate, from the initial position to a predetermined position, and then
move the cursor, according to the relative distance, from the predetermined position to a correct position on the screen mapped to the initial aiming coordinate, such that the cursor on the screen is shown to be moved from the initial position not mapped to the initial aiming coordinate to the predetermined position, and then to the correct position mapped to the initial aiming coordinate.

US Pat. No. 10,114,451

AUGMENTED REALITY IN A VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH A FINANCIAL PORTFOLIO

FMR LLC, Boston, MA (US)...

1. A system comprising:one or more computer systems configured to:
retrieve from a computer database system information;
analyze the retrieved information to generate private information of a user, with the generated private information pertaining to a customizable presentation that has plural fields for inserting private information;
add into the fields of the customizable presentation the generated private information according to tags associated with the fields in the customizable presentation to produce a customized presentation;
generate, an ordered collection of images of the customized presentation, at least some of the images including the generated private information of the user;
cause a display device to render a selected one or more of the generated images of the customized presentation in a virtual world, by the system configured to:
receive signals that correspond to ambulatory movements of the user in the physical world; and
process the signals that correspond to the ambulatory movements of the user in the physical world to cause a corresponding ambulatory movement of a virtual representation of the user through the virtual world with the ambulatory movement used to determine at least in part the selected one or more of the ordered generated images corresponding to the user's ambulatory movements in the physical world.

US Pat. No. 10,114,430

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE FOR MOBILE DEVICE

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A heat dissipation structure for a mobile device, comprising:an element holding member including an element holding portion and a cooling module set in the element holding portion; the element holding portion having a first side and an opposite second side, and the cooling module being a unitary structure having a cold surface and an opposite hot surface; and the cooling module being set in the element holding portion with the cold surface and the hot surface being flush with the first side and the second side, respectively;
wherein the first side of the element holding portion has a plurality of electronic elements disposed thereon in the element holding member; and the electronic elements including at least one heat source; and the heat source being attached to or located abutting the cold surface of the cooling module;
wherein the second side of the element holding portion has at least one heat dissipation element held thereto; the at least one heat dissipation element being attached to or located abutting the hot surface of the cooling module; and the heat dissipation element being selected from a group consisting of a copper sheet, a vapor chamber, a heat pipe, a piece of graphite, and a piece of graphene; and
wherein the element holding member further includes a plurality of receiving spaces, which each of the receiving spaces has an open side and an opposite closed side, the electronic elements disposed in a first one of the receiving spaces on the first side of the element holding portion, and the at least one heat dissipation element disposed in a second one of the receiving spaces on the second side of the element holding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,114,404

HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A work machine comprising:a chassis;
a work attachment disposed on a first end of the chassis; and
a work machine control system comprising:
a lever movable from a first lever position to a second lever position such that the work attachment is operable when the lever is in the first lever position and the work attachment is not operable when the lever is in the second lever position;
a lock configured to hold the lever in the first lever position;
a release mechanism configured to release the lock; and
a platform disposed on a second end of the chassis movable from a first platform position to a second platform position, wherein the platform contacts the release mechanism in the first platform position and does not contact the release mechanism in the second platform position; and
wherein the release mechanism releases the lock when the platform is in the first platform position.

US Pat. No. 10,114,384

FORMATION FLIGHT PATH COORDINATION OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Arrowonics Technologies L...

1. A method for implementation of a formation flight path coordination for a group of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) including a leader UAV and a plurality of follower UAVs in communication with the leader UAV, the method comprising the steps of:receiving formation commands for the UAVs of the group from a ground controller station (GCS), the formation commands including positional and velocity information for implementation by onboard processing systems, the formation commands received on a first communication channel established between the leader UAV and the GCS;
sending information from the formation commands by the leader UAV to the plurality of follower UAVs belonging to the leader UAV using a second communication channel established between the plurality of follower UAVs and the leader UAV, the second communication channel separate from the first communication channel;
receiving updated formation commands for the flight path from the GCS on the first communication channel; and
sending information from the updated formation commands by the leader UAV to the plurality of follower UAVs using the second communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,114,377

WORK MACHINE, SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING TRAVEL ROUTE OF WORK MACHINE, AND TRAVEL CONTROL SYSTEM OF WORK MACHINE

MAMIYA-OP CO., LTD., Tok...

1. A travel route generation system of generating a travel route of a work machine that performs predetermined work while traveling a route formed by linking ends of at least a plurality of substantially parallel routes through inversion routes in a work target zone, the ends being positioned at or near intersections of the routes and the periphery of the work target zone, the system comprising:a zone setting unit that sets a periphery of the work target zone and a periphery of an entry prohibited zone outside of the work target zone; and
a route generation unit that selects, for each of the inversion routes, an inside inversion route for the work machine to enter the inversion route in an inside direction of the work target zone, not an outside inversion route for the work machine to enter the inversion route in an outside direction of the work target zone, according to a positional relationship between the periphery of the work target zone and the periphery of the entry prohibited zone, wherein the inside inversion route is selected as the travel route.

US Pat. No. 10,114,361

MACHINE TOOL COLLISION DETECTING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH COLLISION STRESS RELEASING DEVICE

NAKAMURA-TOME PRECISION I...

1. A machine tool collision detecting apparatus comprising:an emergency stop device which emergently stops a feed motor by outputting a collision detection signal when an operating load of a feed motor driving a movement unit reaches a collision detection setting load set by a setter; and
a collision stress releasing device which reversely rotates the feed motor only by a return amount set by a return amount setter after the emergency stop of the feed motor,
wherein the collision stress releasing device reversely rotates the feed motor only by the return amount set by the return amount setter based on a contact position of a member colliding with the movement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,114,348

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CLOSED LOOP CONTROL OF A WORKSITE

1. A worksite management system, comprising:a communication system that includes a set of network components that transmit communications in a closed loop, two-way communication network among a plurality of pieces of equipment at a worksite and a remote processing facility, wherein the plurality of pieces of equipment perform different operations in a sequential upstream to downstream order such that an upstream operation output limits a downstream operation output;
a management and control system configured to receive, over the communication network, worksite operations data indicative of worksite operations currently being performed by the plurality of pieces of equipment in the sequential upstream to downstream order, and generate recommended adjustments to the worksite operations to inhibit operation bottle-necking, based on the worksite operations data in near real-time; and
a manager system that receives, over the communication network, the recommended adjustments and provides manager outputs, over the communication network, that adjust worksite operations in near real-time of at least one of the plurality of pieces of equipment at the worksite, based on the recommended adjustments.

US Pat. No. 10,114,331

TRANSFER DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A transfer device comprising:an image bearer to bear an image;
a rotatable body that forms a transfer nip with the image bearer to rotate in contact with a recording medium, the transfer nip where the image on the image bearer is transferred onto the recording medium;
a solid lubricant assembly including a solid lubricant and extending in a longitudinal direction of the rotatable body, the solid lubricant assembly to apply the solid lubricant to at least one of the rotatable body and the image bearer; and
a guide to guide the recording medium and position the solid lubricant assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,114,323

SHEET SIZE DETECTOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A sheet size detector to detect a sheet size of a recording medium, the sheet size detector comprising:a movable member configured to move in a sheet size detection direction to a position corresponding to the sheet size;
a magnetic flux detector including a coil disposed on a board face parallel to the sheet size detection direction, the coil configured to generate a magnetic flux in a direction perpendicular to the board face, the magnetic flux detector configured to output a signal corresponding to changes in magnetic flux in the direction perpendicular to the board face, the signal corresponding to the position of the movable member; and
a target configured to oppose the board face and including a material to affect the magnetic flux, a size of the target changing in the sheet size detection direction to change the magnetic flux in the direction perpendicular to the board face according to movements of the movable member such that an oscillation frequency of the magnetic flux detector continuously increases as the movable member moves in the sheet size detection direction or continuously decreases as the movable member moves in the sheet size detection direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,311

LIGHT EMITTING SUBSTRATE, PRINT HEAD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A light emitting substrate comprising:a transparent substrate;
a plurality of light emitting element groups which are formed by a first light emitting element on the transparent substrate and a second light emitting element over the first light emitting element; and
a control unit that controls light emitting of the first light emitting element and the second light emitting element of the plurality of light emitting element groups,
wherein amounts of light emitted from the plurality of light emitting element groups are uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,114,300

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:a coil assembly comprising at least one coil;
a magnet assembly comprising a first and second magnet unit, each magnet unit comprising a magnetic yoke and a plurality of permanent magnets mounted to the magnetic yoke, the first and second magnet unit forming a magnetic circuit for receiving the coil assembly and, upon energizing of said coil, generating a force in a first direction; and
a holder for holding the magnet units, wherein the magnet units are rigidly mounted to the holder;
wherein a weight ratio of the magnet assembly over the coil assembly is smaller than a weight ratio of another magnet assembly over another coil assembly for which a ratio of force over electrical power is maximized, and
wherein the at least one coil comprises a first coil and a second coil, the coil assembly further comprising an inner cooling plate and two separate first and second outer plates, the inner cooling plate being arranged between the first and second coils to cool the first and second coils, the first and second coils and the inner cooling plate being stacked between the first and second outer cooling plates so that the first coil is arranged between the first outer cooling plate and the inner cooling plate and the second coil is arranged between the second outer cooling plate and the inner cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,114,296

DRIVING SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD, AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND EXPOSURE METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A driving system which drives a plant by giving control input, the system comprising:a first measuring instrument which measures a first controlled variable related to a position of a first section of the plant;
a second measuring instrument which measures a second controlled variable related to a position of a second section of the plant that shows a behavior including a resonance mode in opposite phase to a rigid-body mode that the first section shows; and
a controller which
obtains synthetic quantity (X,c=?X2+?X1) using measurement results of the first and the second controlled variables (X2, X1) by the first and the second measuring instruments and transfer function (?, ?),
obtains a third controlled variable by performing filter processing on the synthetic quantity (Xc) and one of measurement results (X2, X1) and by synthesizing a frequency band in which the resonance mode of the synthetic quantity (Xc) exists and a frequency band in which the resonance mode of the one of the measurement results (X2, X1) is non-existent, and
gives the control input obtained using the third controlled variable to the plant, wherein
the transfer function (?, ?) is decided so that a pole corresponding to the resonance mode included in each of transfer functions P2, P1 corresponding to the first and the second sections is canceled out in transfer function ?P2+?P1.

US Pat. No. 10,114,289

EXPOSURE HEAD, EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN EXPOSURE HEAD

1. An exposure head for use in an exposure apparatus for illuminating a surface, the exposure head comprising:a plurality of radiative sources for providing a plurality of beams,
an optical scanning unit arranged for receiving the beams and for directing the beams towards the surface for impinging each of the beams on an impingement spot, and
a rotation actuating unit connected to the optical scanning unit for at least partially rotating the optical scanning unit,wherein the impingement spots of the beams are scanned across the surface by said at least partial rotation of the optical scanning unit, wherein the optical scanning unit comprises a transmissive element, wherein the transmissive element is a polygon prism, the transmissive element including one or more facets for receiving the beams and for outputting the beams after conveying thereof through the transmissive element, for displacing the beams upon said rotation of the transmissive element for enabling the scanning of the impingement spots, the impingement spots thereby illuminating the surface in a pattern for forming an image.

US Pat. No. 10,114,283

MASK PLATE, EXPOSURE DEVICE, AND EXPOSURE METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A mask plate, comprising a base plate and a plurality of patterns with openings arranged on the base plate, whereinthe base plate comprises a first region corresponding to a position where a developing agent has a low concentration in the case that a target substrate is to be developed, and a second region corresponding to a position where the developing agent has a high concentration in the case that the target substrate is to be developed; and
in the case that the target substrate is exposed using the mask plate, an amount of light beams passing through each pattern at the first region of the base plate is greater than an amount of the light beams passing through each pattern at the second region of the base plate, to compensate for a critical dimension at a position corresponding to the second region through the excessive light beams at the first region, thereby to enable an evenness value of the critical dimension to be greater than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,114,268

ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICE, AND LIGHT MODULATOR, OPTICAL SCANNER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An acousto-optic device for modulating incident light comprising:an elastic-wave generating unit which generates an elastic wave;
an elastic medium to which the elastic wave generated in the elastic-wave generating unit is incident, a refractive index of the elastic medium being changed by the elastic wave;
a meta structure disposed on an upper surface of the elastic medium and configured to increase a refractive index change of the elastic medium by the elastic wave, the meta structure consisting of a first layer formed of a dielectric material and a second layer formed on the first layer and formed of a conductive material, wherein the second layer has a predetermined repetitive pattern repeated along a direction parallel to a surface of the first layer; and
an intermediate layer disposed between the elastic medium and the meta structure, the intermediate layer being formed of a conductive material and contacting the first layer;
wherein the intermediate layer is configured to further increase the refractive index change of the elastic medium by the elastic wave and have a thickness smaller than skin depth with respect to a wavelength of the incident light.

US Pat. No. 10,114,247

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display panel comprising:a quantum dot color filter layer configured to convert a color of light emitted from a back light unit, the quantum dot color filter layer having a first refractive index;
a transparent front substrate provided at a first side of the quantum dot color filter layer, the transparent front substrate having a second refractive index;
a low refractive layer provided between the quantum dot color filter layer and the transparent front substrate, the low refractive layer having a third refractive index that is lower than the first refractive index of the quantum dot color filter layer; and
a cutoff layer disposed between the transparent front substrate and the low refractive layer to cut off the light not converted by the quantum dot color filter layer,
wherein the third refractive index of the low refractive layer is lower than the second refractive index of the transparent front substrate, and
wherein the second refractive index of the transparent front substrate is higher than the first refractive index of the quantum dot color filter layer.

US Pat. No. 10,114,246

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a plurality of pixel units, which is arranged in a pixel matrix having rows and columns; and
a plurality of data lines, which is arranged to run through the pixel units, each of the data lines capable of simultaneously driving a plurality of pixel units along a column direction,
wherein with respect to each of the data lines inside of boundary data lines of the pixel matrix, two pixel units electrically connected thereto in sequence are located in adjacent rows and at adjacent columns in the pixel matrix, and
wherein an nth data line among the plurality of data lines located inside of the boundary data lines of the pixel matrix is electrically connected in sequence to an nth pixel unit in a (2m?1)th row, an (n?1)th pixel unit in a 2mth row, an nth pixel unit in a (2m+1)th row, and an (n+1)th pixel unit in a (2m+2)th row of the pixel matrix, m being a positive integer, and n being a positive integer greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,114,245

ARRAY SUBSTRATE HAVING METALLIC ELECTRODES FOR LIGHT REFLECTION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE HAVING METALLIC ELECTRODES FOR LIGHT REFLECTION

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate,
multiple gate lines and multiple data lines which are disposed at a same side of the substrate;
wherein, the substrate includes a first surface; the multiple gate lines are disposed on the first surface; the multiple gate lines are extended along a first direction and separately arranged along a second direction; the multiple data lines and the multiple gate lines are insulated by a first insulation layer; the multiple data lines are extended along the second direction and separately arranged along the first direction;
the array substrate further includes multiple common electrode lines; the common electrode lines and the multiple gate lines are parallel; one common electrode line is disposed between two adjacent gate lines, and the common electrode lines and the data lines are insulated by the first insulation layer;
among two adjacent gate lines and two adjacent data lines, one pixel region is defined; the array substrate further includes a thin-film transistor, a common electrode, pixel electrodes and a storage capacitor disposed in the pixel region; the thin-film transistor includes a gate electrode, the first insulation layer, a channel layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode; the gate electrode is disposed on the first surface; the common electrode and the common electrode line are electrically connected, and the common electrode and the common electrode line are disposed on the first surface;
the storage capacitor includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion; the first conductive portion is disposed on the first surface; the first insulation layer is disposed on the first conductive portion; the second conductive portion is disposed on the first insulation layer, and corresponding to the first conductive portion; the channel layer, the source electrode and the drain electrode are disposed on the first insulation layer, and the source electrode and the drain electrode are disposed at two opposite terminals of the channel layer;
the pixel electrodes are disposed in the first insulating layer, and the pixel electrodes are metal layers for reflecting light incident to the pixel electrode; a second insulation layer covers the channel layer, the source electrode, the drain electrodes, the pixel electrode, the second conductive portion and the data line;
wherein the common electrode line and the common electrodes are disposed on the first surface of the substrate so that the common electrodes and the gate electrode are located on the same plane defined by the first surface of the substrate, while the pixel electrodes are located on a plane that is separated from the first surface of the substrate and thus separated from the plane on which the common electrodes and the gate electrode are located.

US Pat. No. 10,114,234

TRANSPARENT OPTICAL ARTICLE HAVING A REDUCED YELLOWNESS APPEARANCE

1. An optical lens comprising a thermoplastic substrate having a weight and front and back main surfaces and:at least one dye A at least partially inhibiting light transmission for at least one wavelength ranging from 400 to 460 nm; and
at least one optical brightener B for at least partially balancing the color imparted to the optical lens by the dye A;wherein:the at least one optical brightener B emits light by fluorescence at at least one wavelength ranging from 400 to 460 nm, and is incorporated into at least one layer L1 fused or bonded to the thermoplastic substrate and having a weight;
the dye A and the optical brightener B are different from each other; and
the dye A is incorporated into the thermoplastic substrate and the optical brightener B is incorporated in the at least one layer L1, which is formed on the front main surface of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,114,211

ENHANCED RESOLUTION DLP PROJECTOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING SAME

STRATASYS LTD., Rehovot ...

1. A system for building three dimensional (3D) objects comprising:a system control unit;
a production table; and
a DLP projector having a first resolution configured to selectively irradiate a layer of radiation-curable material positioned at a defocused image plane with respect to the DLP projector at the production table so as to provide an image of a second resolution, which is higher than the first resolution of the DPL projector, the DLP projector comprising:
at least three light sources to radiate monochromatic light beams capable of curing the radiation curable material, the light beams having a variance that does not exceed 50 nm wavelength;
at least one light sink for capturing at least some of said monochromatic light beams;
at least one projection lens for refracting and projecting at least some of said monochromatic light beams;
at least one DMD chip for selectively reflecting at least some of said radiated monochromatic light beams from said at least three light sources towards said defocused plane; and
a synchronization control unit to control the activation of each of said at least three light sources in synchronization with said DMD chip.

US Pat. No. 10,114,210

FLUORESCENT WHEEL, DOUBLE-COLOR LASER SOURCE AND LASER PROJECTION EQUIPMENT

HISENSE CO., LTD., Shand...

1. A fluorescent wheel comprising a fluorescent region and a transmission region;wherein the fluorescent region has fluorescence powder for emitting fluorescence under excitation by second laser light and the transmission region is for transmitting first laser light and the second laser light;
wherein the transmission region is a diffusion component, and the diffusion component comprises a first laser diffusion region for transmitting and diffusing the first laser light, and a second laser diffusion region for transmitting and diffusing the second laser light,
wherein the second laser light is excitation laser light, and a degree to which light is diffused by the first laser diffusion region is larger than a degree to which light is diffused by the second laser diffusion region.

US Pat. No. 10,114,209

MICROSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A control method for a microscope apparatus which comprises a scanner, a light source that emits illumination light, and an image-generating unit including an image sensor, the method comprising:performing precapturing to capture a first image of a specimen, wherein the precapturing comprises controlling the light source to operate under a predetermined irradiation condition to emit illumination light, scanning the illumination light emitted by the light source operating under the predetermined irradiation condition across the specimen with the scanner, and controlling the image-generating unit to operate under a predetermined image generation condition to generate the first image of the specimen by detecting fluorescence emitted from the specimen when the specimen is scanned with the illumination light emitted from the light source under the predetermined irradiation condition;
analyzing the generated first image to extract a plurality of examination targets of the specimen in the first image, the first image being a single image, and to detect an actual luminance of each of the extracted examination targets in the same single first image;
changing at least one of the irradiation condition and the image generation condition for each of the examination targets in the same single first image based on a difference between the actual luminance of each of the extracted examination targets detected in the same single first image and a desired luminance; and
performing main capturing to capture a second image of the specimen which includes the examination targets, wherein the main capturing comprises redriving the light source, scanning illumination light emitted by the redriven light source across the specimen with the scanner, and redriving the image-generating unit to generate the second image, which is a single image, wherein, in the main capturing, the light source and the image-generating unit are redriven under the changed at least one of the irradiation condition and the image generation condition, and
wherein, in the changing of the at least one of the irradiation condition and the image generation condition, the changed at least one of the irradiation condition and the image generation condition is set such that an actual luminance of each of the examination targets in the same single second image satisfies the desired luminance.

US Pat. No. 10,114,203

MICROSCOPY IMAGING

Alentic Microscience Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:a portable housing containing
a lid,
a light source,
a photosensitive array of pixels at a first surface,
the first surface being configured to receive a specimen with at least a part of the specimen at a distance from the first surface equal to less than three times the average wavelength produced by the light source,
a second surface configured to be movable to and from a predefined position relative to the first surface, and
a fluid flow system configured to enable a droplet of the specimen to be applied from a pipette or syringe to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,114,191

LENS UNIT, VEHICLE-MOUNTED CAMERA, AND IMAGING DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A lens unit, comprising:a lens barrel including a wall portion that is disposed on at least a part of a circumference on a plane perpendicular to a first direction and that extends in the first direction, the wall portion including at least two first inclined portions and at least two second inclined portions, the first inclined portions are formed around a first circumference about a central axis, the second inclined portions are formed around a second circumference about the central axis that is positioned a spaced distance along the central axis from the first circumference, and the first inclined portions are alternately formed with the second inclined portions, a distance from each first inclined portion to the central axis, which passes through a center of the circumference and which is parallel with the first direction, being decreased as the first inclined portion extends to the first direction, and a distance from each second inclined portion to the central axis being increased as the second inclined portion extends to the first direction; and
a lens held in the wall portion by the first inclined portions and the second inclined portions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,170

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel to display an image on a front surface thereof;
a light guide plate being configured such that an upper surface thereof faces a rear surface of the display panel;
an optical sheet being located between the display panel and the light guide plate, and having first and second sides parallel to each other and third and fourth sides perpendicular to the first and second sides, a plurality of holes along the third side, the holes including a circular hole and a plurality of elliptical holes on both sides of the circular hole;
a panel support portion including a frame that has a first surface being in contact with the upper surface of the light guide plate and a second surface supporting a peripheral edge of the rear surface of the display panel; and
a sheet support portion protruding from the frame of the panel support portion into a gap between the light guide plate and the optical sheet, the sheet support portion having a plurality of pins to be inserted into the plurality of holes,
wherein the sheet support portion has a protruding portion that holds at least one portion of the first side of the optical sheet between the protruding portion itself and the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,114,114

ULTRASONIC PROBE WITH PRECHARGE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN ULTRASONIC PROBE

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A device, comprising:a low-voltage amplifier including an amplifier input and amplifier biasing circuitry configured to bias the amplifier; and
a selection circuit configured to couple between the amplifier input and an ultrasonic transducer and including:
a node;
a first switch coupled between the node and the amplifier input; and
node biasing circuitry coupled to the amplifier biasing circuitry and configured to, before the first switch couples the node to the amplifier input in a receive mode of operation, bias the node based on the biasing of the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,114,088

METHOD FOR THE GENERATION OF RADICALS FOR DYNAMIC NUCLEAR POLARIZATION AND USES THEREOF FOR NMR, MRS AND MRI

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for the preparation of a sample comprising highly polarized nuclear spins, comprising at least the following steps:a) provision of molecules in a solid state selected from the group consisting of: molecules with 1,2-dione structural units, molecules with 2,5-diene-1,4-dione structural units, and combinations thereof;
b) generation of radicals from these molecules in the solid state by photo induced electron transfer by a first electromagnetic irradiation in the visible or ultraviolet frequency range;
c) dynamic nuclear polarization in the presence of a magnetic field in the solid state by applying a second electromagnetic irradiation with a frequency adapted to transfer spin polarization from electrons to the nuclear spins leading to a highly polarized state thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,114,049

APPARATUS FOR INPUT POWER DETECTION AND METHOD THEREOF

CANYON SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. An electronic device, comprising:an input power detection unit, configured to determine an input voltage value and an input current value of an input power;
a transmission control unit, configured to determine a first voltage value and a first current value, based on the input voltage value and the input current value, associated with another electronic device through a handshake process;
a voltage converter, configured to convert the input power into a first power required by the another electronic device;
wherein the input power detection unit includes a voltage detection unit, configured to determine the input voltage value based on a detection voltage value; and
wherein the input power detection unit further comprises a current control unit, configured to generate a second voltage value and a second current value in response to the input power.

US Pat. No. 10,114,044

CURRENT SENSOR

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A current sensor, comprising:a ferromagnetic core having a substantially central opening for receiving a current conductor and a gap comprising at least two gaps portions; and
a detector comprising at least one first magnetic field sensing element disposed in a first one of the gap portions and configured to generate a respective first magnetic field signal in response to a first magnetic field having a first angle with respect to the at least one first magnetic field sensing element and at least one second magnetic field sensing element disposed in a second one of the gap portions and configured to generate a respective second magnetic field signal in response to a second magnetic field having a second angle with respect to the at least one second magnetic field sensing element, wherein the first and second magnetic fields are substantially equal in magnitude and wherein the first and second angles are substantially opposite in polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,113,986

ELECTROCHEMICAL TEST STRIP, STRIP BOARD AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THE SAME

APEX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORP.,...

1. An electrochemical test strip, comprising:a sampling end disposed on a wide side of the electrochemical test strip to receive a sample;
a connection end disposed on another wide side of the electrochemical test strip to connect with a measuring meter; and
at least one first protrusion disposed on a first long side of the electrochemical test strip,
wherein the first long side is longer than each of the wide side and the another wide side,
wherein the at least one first protrusion has a largest protrusion width d2 parallel to the first long side, a length d1 is equal to a length of the first long side minus a length of the connection end, and a ratio of the length d1 to the largest protrusion width d2 is between 100:1 and 25:1,
wherein the first long side has at least two recesses and the at least one first protrusion is disposed between the at least two recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,113,982

NMR LOGGING APPARATUS

VISTA CLARA INC., Mukilt...

1. A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) logging apparatus, comprising:surface instrumentation comprising a power amplifier configured to generate one or more current and/or voltage waveforms;
a plurality of transmission lines coupled with the power amplifier; and
a plurality of downhole probes configured to fit within one or more earth boreholes, each downhole probe comprising:
one or more static magnetic field generation devices; and
one or more antennae coupled with a transmission line of the plurality of transmission lines; and
at least one impedance matching means configured to match an output impedance of the power amplifier through at least one transmission line to a load impedance of at least one antenna in at least one downhole probe, wherein the at least one impedance matching means comprises a first matching means configured to match the output impedance of the power amplifier to a characteristic impedance of the at least one transmission line, and a second matching means configured to match load impedance of the at least one antenna in the at least one downhole probe to the characteristic impedance of the at least one transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,113,946

ROCK WETTABILITY DETERMINATIONS

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...

1. A method of assessing wettability of a reservoir rock, comprising:a) obtaining a first sample of a reservoir rock from a reservoir and cleaning said first sample;
b) saturating said first sample with a mineral oil or alkane and performing a first imbibition experiment;
c) plotting a first oil recovery plot against dimensionless time or square root of time;
d) obtaining a second sample of said reservoir rock that contains oil and water in a natural state and performing a second imbibition experiment;
e) plotting a second oil recovery plot against dimensionless time or square root of time;
f) obtaining a third sample of said reservoir rock and cleaning said third sample;
g) saturating said third sample with the crude oil of said reservoir and performing a third imbibition experiment;
h) plotting a third oil recovery plot against dimensionless time or square root of time;
i) adjusting said first, second and third oil recovery plots to a y intercept of zero; and
j) estimating the slopes of the adjusted first (m1), second (m2) and third (m3) oil recovery plots;
k) calculating a wettability index using:
wettability index=mx/(mvsww+mow)
 where mx is the slope of the imbibition curve from the core sample of interest m1, m2, or m3, mvsww is the slope of the imbibition curve of a Very Strongly Water-Wet (VSWW) core sample and mow is the slope of the imbibition curve of an oil-wet (ow) core sample.

US Pat. No. 10,113,933

LEAKAGE OIL DETECTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A leakage oil detector system having:an ultraviolet light source that is arranged so as to irradiate an oil-filled device from a plurality of different incidence angles, is switched on and off at the respective incidence angles in sequence, and includes a wavelength exciting oil;
an imaging device to photograph said oil-filled device irradiated with ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet light source when the ultraviolet light source is switched on;
a recorder to record respective images photographed by the imaging device;
an image processor to compare the respective images, judge a site where a light emitting position does not change always as a leakage oil site, and judge a site emitting light or not emitting light at different positions as a noise light site; and
a display to display the respective images.

US Pat. No. 10,113,899

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FILL LEVEL OF A FILL SUBSTANCE IN A CONTAINER WITH PROCESS ISOLATION HAVING AT LEAST TWO PLASTICS

1. An apparatus for determining or monitoring the fill level of a fill substance located in a container in a process, comprising:a signal producing unit, which produces high-frequency measuring signals;
an in-coupling/out-coupling unit, which couples the high-frequency measuring signals into an antenna unit, respectively out of the antenna unit; said antenna unit has a hollow conductor and an antenna element widening toward the fill substance; and
said antenna unit transmits the high-frequency measuring signals in the direction of the surface of the fill substance and receives echo signals reflected on the surface of the fill substance; and
a control/evaluation unit, which ascertains the fill level of the fill substance in the container based on travel time of the measuring signals, wherein:
in or on said antenna unit a process isolation is provided, which is at least approximately transparent for the high-frequency measuring signals and which protects said in-coupling/out-coupling unit against influences of the process;
said process isolation is an isostatically pressed, molded part, which is manufactured of at least two plastics having different physical and/or chemical properties; and
each of said at least two plastics is provided in respectively defined regions of said process isolation.

US Pat. No. 10,113,855

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE THICKNESS OF A LAYER OF RUBBER FOR A TIRE

Compagnie Generale des Et...

1. A system for determining a thickness of a layer of rubber material of a tire, in which the layer of rubber material includes a joined face and a free face, the joined face being joined to an adjacent reinforcement made with at least one material having a magnetic permeability greater than a magnetic permeability of air, and the free face being in contact with air, the system comprising:a sensor configured to measure a distance D1 between the joined face and a portion of the sensor, wherein the sensor includes: a static magnetic-field source, and a sensitive element whose output signal is a function of a level of a local magnetic field, the sensitive element being positioned so that a magnetic-field strength measured by the sensitive element varies when the distance D1 decreases,
wherein the distance D1 is used to determine the thickness of the layer of rubber material, and
wherein (a) the static magnetic-field source includes a first magnetic-field source and a second magnetic-field source with identical poles facing each other on opposite sides of the sensitive element, or (b) the static magnetic-field source includes a ring-shaped magnetic-field source surrounding the sensitive element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,845

APPARATUS FOR SHIPPING COMPONENTS OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Ultratec Special Effects,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a hollow structure having a first compartment and a second compartment, wherein the first compartment stores a first explosive component, wherein the second compartment stores a second explosive component, and wherein the first compartment is separated from the second compartment by a separator;
fracturing the separator, wherein the fracturing comprises applying a compressive force by hand to the separator; and
mixing the first and second explosive components within the hollow structure, wherein the mixing comprises passing at least one of the explosive components through the fractured separator causing the first and second explosive components to mix, wherein mixing the first explosive component with the second explosive component produces an explosive compound.

US Pat. No. 10,113,832

FOLDING STOCK ADAPTOR FOR MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT RIFLES AND A METHOD FOR ITS USE

1. A method for using a folding stock adapter comprising:providing a folding stock adapter comprising: a dead hinge section, configured to be connected to a rifle's receiver; a live hinge section configured to be connected to a rifle's stock;
a hinged joint configured to connect the live hinge section to the dead hinge section allowing the live hinge section and dead hinge section to move between an open position and a closed position;
a threaded flange connecting the dead hinge section to the receiver;
and a bolt carrier extension;
providing a rifle comprising a receiver comprising a rear threaded section and a stock, further comprising a receiver extension;
connecting the dead hinge section of the folding stock adapter to the rear threaded section of the receiver by screwing the threaded flange into the rear threaded section of the receiver;
connecting the stock to the live hinge section by screwing the receiver extension into the dead hinge section;
placing the rifle into a folded position by placing the folding stock adapter in an open position; and
placing the rifle into an unfolded position by placing the folding stock adapter in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,803

ROUND HEAT EXCHANGER

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

11. A heat exchanger for transferring thermal energy between a fuel and an oil, the heat exchanger comprising:a longitudinal axis; and
a plurality of plates positioned adjacent each other along the longitudinal axis such that the plurality of plates defines a cylinder, the plurality of plates including:
a first axial end plate defining an oil inlet and a fuel outlet,
a second axial end plate defining a fuel inlet and an oil outlet,
a first fuel laminate defining only one cavity through which the fuel flows radially inward, the only one cavity defined by the first fuel laminate being a first fuel cavity that is in fluid communication with and downstream from the fuel inlet such that at least some of the fuel flows into the first fuel cavity,
a first oil laminate adjacent the first fuel laminate and defining only one cavity through which the oil flows radially inward, the only one cavity defined by the first oil laminate being a first oil cavity that is in fluid communication with and downstream from the oil inlet such that at least some of the oil flows into the first oil cavity,
a fuel annulus plate separate from the first axial end plate comprising a first annulus cavity extending therethrough that is in fluid communication with the fuel inlet and the first fuel cavity such that the first fuel cavity is downstream from the first annulus cavity and the first annulus cavity is downstream from the fuel inlet, wherein the fuel flows in a single axial direction from the first axial end plate to the second axial end plate, and
an oil annulus plate separate from the second axial end plate comprising a second annulus cavity extending therethrough that is in fluid communication with the oil inlet and the first oil cavity such that the first oil cavity is downstream from the second annulus cavity and the second annulus cavity is downstream from the oil inlet, wherein the oil flows in a single axial direction from the second axial end plate to the first axial end plate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,789

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet configured to form a storage space;
a first door rotatably coupled to a front surface of the cabinet to open or close the storage space, and having an open portion formed therein;
a second door rotatably connected to the first door at a front surface of the first door;
a shelf rotatably mounted in the open portion; and
a connection module provided in the first door and connected to a rotary shaft of the shelf to enable the shelf to be unfolded forward when the second door is opened and to stand to be folded when the second door is closed,
wherein the connection module comprises:
a connection part connected to the rotary shaft of the shelf to integrally rotate with the rotary shaft of the shelf; and
a moving part connected to the connection part and configured to move forward and backward when the connection part rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,113,786

METHOD OF MANAGING THE OPERATION OF A REFRIGERATED TRUCK FOR TRANSPORTING HEAT-SENSITIVE PRODUCTS BY MODIFYING THE REFRIGERATION POWER

1. A method for managing the operation of a refrigerated truck for transporting heat-sensitive products, of the indirect injection type, where the truck includesat least one chamber for storing the products,
a reserve of cryogenic fluid,
a heat exchanger,
a fan,
at least one temperature sensor,
the heat exchanger disposed inside said at least one chamber, cryogenic fluid flowing through said heat exchanger system, and
a circuit for pressurization of said reserve, said circuit comprising a line with an upstream portion that is connected to a liquid phase of said cryogenic fluid stored in said reserve and a downstream portion that is connected to gas phase of said cryogenic fluid stored in said reserve, said line including a heater, a valve (EV Rp), and a backpressure regulator (Rp),
said method comprising the steps of:
using said fan to bring air inside said at least one chamber into contact with cold walls of said heat exchanger system,
determining, with said at least one temperature sensor, a temperature (Tiniet air) of air coming into contact with said cold walls on account of said use of said fan;
regulating an internal temperature (Tint) of said at least one chamber to a setpoint value (Tsetpoint) by:
determining, in real time a value ?T equal to the difference between the temperature (Tinlet air) of air coming into contact with said cold walls on account of said use of said fan and the setpoint value (Tsetpoint), and activating said pressurization circuit by opening said valve so as to vaporize some of the liquid phase of said cryogenic fluid inside said heater if ?T is greater than a top setpoint value (?Tsetpoint H), the vaporization of said liquid phase causing an increase in a pressure of a gas phase in said reserve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,758

EVAPORATIVE COOLER

1. An evaporative cooling system comprising:an enclosure having a first portion that is alternately expandable and contractible;
a water reservoir contained within the enclosure;
an air inlet that enables air to flow from an exterior of the enclosure to an interior of the enclosure;
an air outlet that enables air to flow from the interior of the enclosure to the exterior of the enclosure;
one or more evaporative media positioned within the first portion of the enclosure;
a water distribution subsystem positioned within the enclosure, wherein the water distribution subsystem delivers water from the water reservoir to the one or more evaporative media; and
a fan coupled to the enclosure, wherein when the fan is operated, the fan causes air to flow into the enclosure through the air inlet, through the one or more evaporative media and out of the enclosure through the air outlet, wherein air flowing through the one or more evaporative media is cooled by evaporation of water from the one or more evaporative media;
wherein when the first portion of the enclosure is contracted, the enclosure occupies a first volume, and when the first portion of the enclosure is expanded, the enclosure occupies a second volume that is greater than the first volume.

US Pat. No. 10,113,736

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A light source apparatus, comprising:a wheel including a phosphor wheel, the phosphor wheel being configured to be excited by incident light from a solid light source and to emit visible light having a wavelength band longer than a wavelength of the incident light from the solid light source;
an airflow-sending section sending cooling airflow to the wheel; and
a housing holding the wheel, the housing including an inlet and an outlet formed not to face a light path of the incident light from the light source section to the light outputting section, and a space as a flow path of cooling airflow for cooling down the light outputting section, the cooling airflow being drawn into the inlet and exhausted from the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,113,731

REMOTE CONTROLLER AND REMOTE CONTROL DISPLAY SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A remote controller, comprising an operating surface for operation, wherein the remote controller is configured to:acquire, by an image signal acquisition unit, an image of the operating surface of the remote controller;
determine a position of a user's finger on the operating surface of the remote controller according to the image acquired by the image signal acquisition unit, to obtain finger position information; and
send the obtained finger position information to a display terminal,
wherein the remote controller is further configured to obtain an entire-finger image and a button image from the image of the operating surface of the remote controller acquired by the image signal acquisition unit, remove the button image from the image of the operating surface of the remote controller, and obtain position information of a finger end, as the finger position information, by analyzing gray scale of the remaining entire-finger image.

US Pat. No. 10,113,713

LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL FIBER PATH USED IN THE LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A light irradiation apparatus comprising:a plurality of light sources;
a plurality of light transmission paths capable of selectively transmitting lights from the plurality of light sources, respectively;
an optical fiber path provided with a plurality of light incidence ends receiving respective lights from the plurality of light transmission paths, and a single light exit end; and
a dimming means capable of dimming lights that are incident on the plurality of light incidence ends, respectively,
the optical fiber path having a plurality of optical fiber bundles, incidence ends of the plurality of optical fiber bundles configuring the plurality of light incidence ends, and exit ends of the plurality of optical fiber bundles configuring the single light exit end by combining themselves;
a lot of optical fibers constituting the plurality of optical fiber bundles, the optical fibers of the plurality of optical fiber bundles being dispersedly arranged with each other in uniform at the single light exit end,
each of the dimming means comprises a translation mechanism for mechanically displacing, along an optical axis in parallel, a third optical element for concentrating parallel light from the light source to be incident on the light incidence end of the optical fiber path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,704

HEADLIGHT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH LOW CONSTRUCTION DEPTH

Automotive Lighting Reutl...

1. A headlight of a motor vehicle comprising: a light source arrangement and a plurality of first projection optics, of which each has a first pair that is made by a first image mask and a first respective projection lens, which is illuminated by the light source arrangement through the one respective image mask and which has a respective first object-sided focal length (f1), and in which the image mask of each first pair is positioned within an object-sided focal area of the first projection lens of the respective first pair and whereby one part of the first image mask that is illuminated by the light source arrangement features a form of at least one first portion of an overall light distribution of the headlight, and whereby the first projection lenses are arranged within a first projection lens plane and are illuminated by the light source arrangement from same directions, wherein the first object-sided focal lengths (f1) are identical for the first projection lenses and that the headlight includes a plurality of second projection optics, of which each has a second pair that is made by a second image mask and a second respective projection lens, which is illuminated by the light source arrangement through the one respective second image mask and which has a respective second object-sided focal length (f2), which is greater than the first focal length (f1), and in which the image mask of each second pair is positioned within an object-sided focal area of the second projection lens of the respective second pair and whereby one part of the second image mask that is illuminated by the light source arrangement features a form of an inner, central portion of the overall light distribution of the headlight, and whereby the second projection lenses are arranged within a second projection lens plane and are illuminated by the light source arrangement from same directions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,690

OVERHEAD MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR DAISY-CHAINED DEVICES

1. An overhead mounting system, comprising:a channel comprising a base and at least two opposing walls fixed to, and extending from, the base, wherein the walls each comprise a plurality of openings, wherein opposing openings are coaxial;
a first device mount comprising at least two opposing walls complementary to the at least two opposing channel walls detachable from a device and detachably connected to the channel by two or more detents disposed in at least two of the coaxial opposing openings, and
a second device mount comprising at least two opposing walls complementary to the at least two opposing channel walls detachable from a device and detachably connected to the channel by one or more rods passing through at least two of the coaxial opposing openings.

US Pat. No. 10,113,676

CLIP FOR ADJUSTABLE PIPE FITTING

SDB IP Holdings, LLC, Ov...

1. A pipe connector comprising:a clip comprising a cross member having a first end and a second end and a leg extending from each of the first end and the second end of the cross member;
a first pipe fitting comprising a connecting portion having a circular cross-section and comprising a first end, a second end, and a sidewall extending therebetween, the sidewall comprising two slots and two extension portions, each extension portion defining one of the two slots, each slot having at least one opening; and
a second pipe fitting comprising a connecting portion having a circular cross-section and comprising a first end, a second end, a sidewall extending therebetween, and a first circumferential groove in an outer diameter of the sidewall, wherein the sidewall of the second pipe fitting has an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the first pipe fitting and the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting is adapted to be inserted into the connecting portion of the first pipe fitting, and wherein the first circumferential groove in the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting aligns with the two slots in the first pipe fitting when the second pipe fitting is inserted into the first pipe fitting, and wherein the legs of the clip engage the first circumferential groove in the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting when the second pipe fitting is inserted into the first pipe fitting and the legs of the clip extend through the two slots, thereby allowing the first pipe fitting and the second pipe fitting to rotate with respect to one another,
wherein a width of the legs of the clip is greater than a depth of the first circumferential groove,
wherein the legs each comprise an arcuate portion, and wherein the arcuate portions engage the first circumferential groove.

US Pat. No. 10,113,673

REINFORCEMENT ELEMENT FOR AN UNBONDED FLEXIBLE PIPE

1. An elongate reinforcement element for reinforcing an unbonded flexible pipe, the reinforcement element comprises a plurality of elongate armor strips and an elongate support element comprising an elongate body, a channel defined by the elongate body, and an opening through a side of the elongate body that extends longitudinally along a side of the channel, wherein the plurality of elongate armor strips are arranged to be superimposed in the channel of the elongate support element, and wherein the plurality of superimposed elongate armor strips are displaceable in relation to each other upon bending of the elongate reinforcement element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,665

LOW HYSTERESIS DIAPHRAGM FOR A VALVE

VistadelTek, LLC, Yorba ...

1. A valve housing for use with a valve seat, the valve housing comprising:a valve housing body;
a valve diaphragm integral with the valve housing body, the valve diaphragm having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, one of the first surface and the second surface having a plastically deformed concentric strain hardened region having a concave shape; and
a control element attached to the valve diaphragm, the control element having a control surface offset from the first surface of the valve diaphragm, the control surface being configured to selectively engage the valve seat;
wherein the plastically deformed concentric strain hardened region biases the control surface one of towards and away from the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,113,664

CONTROL VALVE FOR CONTROLLING A FLUID FLOW

1. A control valve for controlling a fluid flow, comprising a valve housing, a valve element that is equipped with an opening and is movable relative to the valve housing, wherein, by moving the valve element, the opening is movable to overlap a line cross section defined by the valve housing, in order to allow a flow of fluid, a sealing element on the valve housing radially surrounding the line cross section that is brought into contact via a sealing surface thereof with a surface of the valve element while bridging a gap that extends between the surface of the valve element and the valve housing in an area of the sealing element, wherein an extent of the gap changes as a function of a movement of the valve element relative to the valve housing and in an area of the overlap of the opening with the line cross section, the gap reaches a maximum extent at which the sealing surface of the sealing element is extended from the surface of the valve element,wherein the extent of the gap decreases and increases during movement of the valve element relative to the valve housing in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,658

PRESSURE LIMITING VALVE FOR A CRYOSTAT CONTAINING A CRYOGEN AND A SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET

Siemens Healthcare Limite...

1. A pressure limiting valve for a cryostat that contains a cryogen and a superconducting magnet, said cryostat having a vent tube with a vent tube opening, said pressure limiting valve comprising:a quench valve comprising a single valve plate seated in a valve seat that surrounds said vent tube opening, and a first spring arrangement comprising a spring that produces a spring bias that urges said single vent plate against said valve seat so as to allow a cryogen gas, produced upon occurrence of a quench, to escape through said vent opening when a cracking pressure of said cryogen gas exceeds said spring bias produced by said spring of said first spring arrangement;
a cracking-pressure-raising assembly temporarily fitted over said quench valve;
said cracking-pressure-raising assembly comprising a main body that is non-destructively removably attached, by manually removable fastener elements, to said quench valve or to said cryostat; and
said cracking-pressure-raising assembly comprising a second spring arrangement, comprised of a plurality of spring elements that together produce a further spring bias applied to said single valve plate in addition to said spring bias produced by said spring of said first spring arrangement, with said main body forming a counter bearing for said plurality of spring elements of said second spring arrangement, so as to temporarily raise the cracking pressure needed to allow said cryogen gas to escape through said vent opening as long as the cracking-pressure-raising assembly is fitted over said quench valve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,640

SHIFTING CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLES

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A shifting control method for hybrid vehicles, the method comprising:performing an entering step, by a controller, wherein a torque hand over control is entered in response to a power off down shifting; and
performing a rising control step, by the controller, wherein an engagement side clutch torque is increased to correspond to a changed input torque of a transmission when a change rate in an input torque of the transmission is equal to or greater than a reference value during the torque hand over control.

US Pat. No. 10,113,638

CONTROL DEVICE OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A control device of an automatic transmission mounted on a vehicle,the control device comprising:
a predetermined friction engaging element;
an oil pressure supply portion configured to supply oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element at a predetermined change gear ratio;
an abnormality diagnosis oil pressure supply portion configured to supply the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element through an oil pressure supply passage that is different from an oil pressure supply passage through which the oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element; and
an abnormality diagnosis portion configured to switch from a normal state to an abnormality diagnosis state at the predetermined change gear ratio to diagnose whether or not there is an abnormality in the automatic transmission, the normal state being a state where the oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element, the abnormality diagnosis state being a state where the abnormality diagnosis oil pressure supply portion supplies the oil pressure to the predetermined friction engaging element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,635

DEVICE REDUCING DRAG LOSS IN AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A drag torque reduction device for an automatic transmission, comprising:a plurality of multi-disk shift elements;
a hydrodynamic torque converter;
a converter clutch; and
a hydraulic controller with a radiator, the hydraulic controller operable to control the plurality of multi-disk shift elements, the hydrodynamic torque converter and the converter clutch, the hydraulic controller comprising a parallel connection of a pressure relief valve, a constant aperture and a temperature-dependent, switchable aperture that is positioned upstream of the radiator relative to a flow of fluid to the radiator, the pressure relief valve configured to open against a spring force above a pressure threshold, the constant aperture configured to permit a minimum flow through the parallel connection to the radiator, the temperature-dependent, switchable aperture configured to open above a temperature threshold, the parallel connection providing a minimum lubrication and cooling at low temperatures below the temperature threshold and low system pressures below the pressure threshold by closing the temperature-dependent, switchable aperture at temperatures below the temperature threshold and closing the pressure relief valve at pressures below the pressure threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,113,628

AXLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A CLUTCH COLLAR ACTUATOR MECHANISM

ArvinMeritor Technology, ...

1. An axle assembly comprising:a differential carrier;
a cover disposed on the differential carrier;
an input shaft that extends through the cover and is rotatable about an axis;
an interaxle differential unit disposed on the input shaft;
a clutch collar moveably disposed on the input shaft;
a piston housing that is disposed in the differential carrier on the cover, wherein the piston housing has a first piston bore that receives a first piston and a second piston bore that receives a second piston;
a yoke that connects the first piston and the second piston to the clutch collar; and
a first yoke slide and a second yoke slide that are disposed on the cover and extend through the piston housing to the yoke, wherein the yoke slides along the first yoke slide and the second yoke slide, and the clutch collar moves to an extended position to lock the interaxle differential unit when pressurized fluid is provided to the first piston bore and the second piston bore to actuate the first piston and the second piston.

US Pat. No. 10,113,582

HYDRODYNAMIC BEARING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit Australia PT...

1. A hydrodynamic bearing assembly comprising:a first member comprising a first engaging surface, wherein said first member is stationary in a non-operating mode of said bearing assembly and wherein said first member rotates about an axis in an operational mode of said bearing assembly;
a second member comprising a bore and a second engaging surface positioned adjacent said first engaging surface, wherein said second member is stationary in both the non-operating mode and the operational mode of said bearing assembly; and
a spacer member positioned within said bore and configured to engage said first member to define a first gap between said first engaging surface and said second engaging surface in the non-operational mode, wherein said spacer member extends into said first gap.

US Pat. No. 10,113,579

HYBRID COMPOSITE-METAL BREAKAWAY NUT FASTENER

NMC GROUP, INC., Pomona,...

1. A hybrid composite-metal breakaway nut fastener comprising:a head portion having a proximal end and a distal end defining a central axis, said head portion made of plastic and having a shape so as to mate to a tool so as to be rotated;
a nut portion including an exterior shell and a nut insert, said exterior shell made of plastic and having an annular shape so as to include a proximal end and a distal inlet coaxial to said central axis, said nut insert made of metal, having a circumferential exterior surface, proximal and distal ends, and a female threaded bore, said nut insert being concentrically affixed within said exterior shell so as to be able to receive a male threaded fastener through said distal inlet of said exterior shell into said female threaded bore of said nut insert; and
a thin walled section connecting and affixing said distal end of said head portion to said proximal end of said exterior shell; and
wherein said head portion, thin walled section, and exterior shell of said nut portion are a one piece construction of plastic.

US Pat. No. 10,113,569

SENSOR MOUNTING DEVICE FOR HYDRAULIC CYLINDER

SMC CORPORATION, Chiyoda...

1. A sensor mounting device for mounting, on an outer periphery of a cylindrical cylinder tube, a position sensor that detects a position of a piston of a hydraulic cylinder, the sensor mounting device comprising:a fitting band; and
a fastening screw that fastens the fitting band and that fixes the position sensor onto the cylinder tube,
wherein the fitting band includes an annular portion wound and attached around the outer periphery of the cylinder tube, and first and second sensor holding portions formed on a first end and a second end of the annular portion so as to oppose each other, the first and second sensor holding portions pinching the position sensor from both sides,
wherein the annular portion is formed of a metal belt-shaped band main body, the first and second sensor holding portions are formed by being provided with metal reinforcing plates in a superposed manner on an outer surface of first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions formed at a first end and a second end of the band main body so as to oppose each other, screw insertion holes for inserting the fastening screw are formed in the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions and a first reinforcing plate provided on the first reinforcing plate attaching portion in a superposed manner, and a screw hole for screwing the fastening screw thereto is formed in a second reinforcing plate provided on the second reinforcing plate attaching portion in a superposed manner,
wherein tip edges of the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions of the band main body are formed in straight lines parallel to an axis of the annular portion, and
wherein shapes of the first and second reinforcing plates in front view are rectangular, an inclined portion is at least formed at a distal end portion of the second reinforcing plate among the first and second reinforcing plates by inwardly bending the distal end portion along a folding line parallel to the axis of the annular portion, the tip edge of the reinforcing plate attaching portion among the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions of the band main body including the reinforcing plate having the inclined portion provided in a superposed manner extends along the folding line of the inclined portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,547

PUMP PROVIDED WITH A SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING THE INTERNAL PRESSURE

FLUID-O-TECH S.R.L., Cor...

1. A pump comprising a casing enclosing a pumping group, at least one inlet conduit for inletting a fluid and at least one outlet conduit for outletting said fluid being obtained on said casing, said pumping group comprising a pair of mutually coupled gears, each mounted on a respective support shaft, wherein the relative movement of a first gear with respect to a second gear defines a pumping chamber having variable volume inside the pumping group, so as to suck the fluid from the inlet conduit and to eject it through the outlet conduit, a first support shaft being operatively connected to an actuator assembly so that the first gear operates as driving gear to set the second gear in rotation, the pump comprising at least one deformable element for compensating at least one of an increase in volume of the fluid and an increase in the pressures inside said pump, the pump being characterized in that said deformable element for compensating the pressure/volume is at least partially manufactured from a shape memory metal alloy having superelastic properties.

US Pat. No. 10,113,509

CARBURETOR FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

1. A carburetor for an internal combustion engine, comprising,a throttle body internally defining an intake passage;
a throttle valve provided in the intake passage for controlling a flow rate of air conducted by the intake passage, the throttle valve including a throttle shaft rotatably supported by the throttle body;
a fuel passage including a fuel nozzle for supplying fuel to the intake passage;
a first air passage communicating with the fuel passage to supply air to the fuel passage;
a variable communication unit provided in a part of the first air passage and moveable between an open position for communicating the first air passage and a closed position for shutting off the first air passage, the variable communication unit including an air passage shaft received in a retaining hole provided in an intermediate part of the first air passage in a rotatable manner around an axial line extending in parallel with the throttle shaft, the air passage shaft having a communication passage defined therein and being rotatable between the open position where the communication passage forms a part of the first air passage and the closed position where the communication passage forms no part of the first air passage; and
a switch mechanism for rotating the air passage shaft between the open position and the closed position in dependence on a load of the engine,
wherein the switch mechanism comprises a link mechanism coupled between the throttle shaft and the air passage shaft to rotate the air passage shaft such that the first air passage is communicated when an opening angle of the throttle valve is a first angle, and is shut off when the opening angle of the throttle valve is a second angle greater than the first angle,
wherein the first air passage includes an upstream portion extending in parallel with the intake passage to the retaining hole of the air passage shaft, and a downstream portion extending from a bottom end of the retaining hole along an axis of the retaining hole and then is bent to extend to the fuel passage, and
wherein the communication passage is bent in the air passage shaft and has an upstream end opening out in an outer circumference of the air passage shaft and a downstream end opening out in an inner end face of the air passage shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,324

RE-POSITIONABLE FLOOR GUIDE SYSTEM AND TOOL FOR USE IN THE SAME

ISCHEBECK TITAN LIMITED, ...

1. A floor guide system, comprising:a floor guide, comprising a mounting arm extending along a longitudinal axis and a floor guide fixing means for fixing said mounting arm to a floor of a construction, said floor guide fixing means having a fixed guide-to-floor configuration and a released guide-to-floor configuration, said floor guide being slidable along said floor in said released guide-to-floor configuration; and
a tool comprising:
a first member fixable to the floor of the construction at a first position along an axial length of the mounting arm;
a tool fixing means for fixing said first member to the floor of the construction at said first position along said axial length of the mounting arm, said tool fixing means having a fixed tool-to-floor configuration and a released tool-to-floor configuration, wherein said floor guide fixing means is in said released guide-to-floor configuration when said tool fixing means is in said fixed tool-to-floor configuration;
a second member fixable to the mounting arm at a second position spaced along said longitudinal axis of the mounting arm from the first member; and
a driving means linking the first and second members to one another, wherein space between the first and second members along the longitudinal axis is set by said driving means,
wherein said floor guide is slidable along said floor according to said second member and said driving means when said floor guide fixing means is in said released guide-to-floor configuration when said tool fixing means is in said fixed tool-to-floor configuration,
wherein the first member comprises a U-shaped bracket having an upper portion spanning a width of said mounting arm and a pair of vertical leg portions extending downward from said upper portion and along sides of said mounting arm so as to form respective lower regions to engage said floor of said construction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,312

PANEL FIXING ASSEMBLY

AUTEX INDUSTRIES LIMITED,...

1. A connector for connecting a panel member to an overhead support structure or cross support member, the connector including an elongate planar body with a first planar surface and second planar surface separated by a thickness dimension, having side edges and end edges whereby the side edges define a longitudinal direction parallel with the side edges' length and the end edges define a transverse direction, the side and end edges being in a horizontal plane, the elongate planar body includes a first end portion and a second end portion separated by a middle portion, the first end portion comprises an enlarged partially rounded shape, wherein the first end portion is a fixing portion and the second end portion is a locating portion, the fixing portion includes fixing means to removably affix the connector to a panel capping member or overhead support structure, wherein the fixing portion includes a first camming body extending outwardly at a right angle to the longitudinal direction in a vertical direction from the first planar surface and the camming body includes a base portion extending in the same direction as the first camming body from the end portion, leading to a platform portion being spaced from the first planar surface of the elongate planar body forming at least one recessed gap for the locating of camming surfaces, and the fixing portion also includes a further fixing means to affix the connector to the overhead support structure or panel capping member, the further fixing means including a second camming body extending outwardly at a right angle to the longitudinal direction in a vertical direction opposite from the direction the first camming body extends from the second planar surface and the second camming body includes a base portion extending in a direction opposite to the first camming body from the end portion, leading to a platform portion being spaced from the second planar surface of the elongate planar body forming at least one recessed gap for the locating of the camming surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,113,306

DECK BOARD FASTENERS

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPAN...

1. A decking clip comprising:a body having a transverse upper member with an upper surface and a lower surface, a perpendicular member extending from the lower surface of the upper member, a central aperture through the transverse upper member, two or more clip anchor apertures positioned about the central aperture, and a planar surface section on the upper surface of the transverse upper member between the central aperture and the two or more clip anchor apertures; and
a clip having an upper surface and a lower surface, a central clip aperture therethrough, and two or more clip anchors positioned along at least one edge of the clip and extending downward away from the lower surface of the clip, wherein the clip anchor apertures receive the clip anchors when the central aperture of the transverse upper member corresponds at least partially with the central clip aperture and the lower surface of the clip engages the planar surface section of the upper surface of the transverse upper member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,286

FLOOD VENT

SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC....

1. A flood vent, comprising:a frame forming a fluid passageway through an opening in a structure;
a door pivotally mounted to the frame in the fluid passageway for allowing a fluid to flow through the fluid passageway, the door comprising an outer perimeter defined by a top edge, a bottom edge, and two side edges; and
one or more pieces of foam insulation extending at least substantially along an entire length of an inner perimeter of the frame, the one or more pieces of foam insulation being positioned on the inner perimeter of the frame in a location that is exterior to the door;
wherein the one or more pieces of foam insulation comprise a first piece of foam insulation positioned on a top interior edge of the frame, a second piece of foam insulation positioned on a bottom interior edge of the frame, a third piece of foam insulation positioned on a first side interior edge of the frame, and a fourth piece of foam insulation positioned on a second side interior edge of the frame, and
wherein the second piece of foam insulation positioned on the bottom interior edge of the frame includes one or more angled portions that are substantially parallel to one or more angled portions of the bottom edge of the door, wherein the angled portions of the second piece of foam insulation are dimensioned to prevent the door from contacting the second piece of foam insulation when the door is pivoted between an open position and a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,212

SENSORS

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHES...

1. A system for monitoring a microstructure of a metal target, comprising:a plurality of electromagnetic sensors for outputting a magnetic field, wherein an excitation signal output by each of the electromagnetic sensors is a multi-frequency waveform, detecting a resultant magnetic field and outputting a detection signal in response thereto; and
a control unit arranged to receive the detection signals from the plurality of electromagnetic sensors, to determine a phase change between the output magnetic field and the resultant magnetic field at each of a plurality of frequencies forming the multi-frequency waveform for each of the plurality of electromagnetic sensors, to determine a microstructure development rate of a metal target at the plurality of electromagnetic sensors based on the phase changes, and to determine a deviation of the microstructure development rate from a predetermined microstructure development rate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,129

APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING A HYDROTHERMAL CARBONIZATION REACTION

AVA Green Chemistry Devel...

1. An apparatus for conducting a hydrothermal carbonization reaction comprising:(a) a steam generator;
(b) a mixing tank;
(c) a buffer tank; and
(d) a reaction tank connected with the steam generator to receive hot steam and connected with the mixing tank by way of a feed pipe to receive biomass and connected with the buffer tank to drain off a slurry formed in the reaction tank from the hot steam and the biomass;
wherein the mixing tank is structured as a pulper and forms a closed heat circuit comprising a first heat exchanger for giving off heat to the biomass contained in the pulper and a second heat exchanger connected with the first heat exchanger and associated with the buffer tank for absorbing the heat from the slurry drained out of the reaction tank into the buffer tank;
wherein thermal oil is conducted in the heat circuit as a heat carrier;
wherein the at least one of the pulper and the buffer tank is surrounded by at least one heat exchanger coil or wherein at least one heat exchanger coil passes through the pulper or the buffer tank; and
wherein at least one third heat exchanger is associated with the heat circuit for withdrawing heat from the heat circuit or for feeding heat into the heat circuit in a targeted manner.

US Pat. No. 10,112,925

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF CHARGED CROSSLINKERS

IMMUNOGEN, INC., Waltham...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound represented by formula (V):or a salt thereof, comprising the steps of:a) reacting a compound of the following formula:
with sodium hydroxide to form a compound of formula (1a):or a salt thereof;b) reacting the compound of formula (1a) or a salt thereof with 1,2-di(pyridin-2-yl)disulfane (PySSPy) to form a compound of formula (2a):
or a salt thereof,c) reacting the compound of formula (2a) or a salt thereof, with chlorosulfonic acid to form a compound of formula (IV):
or a salt thereof; andd) reacting the compound of formula (IV), or a salt thereof, with N-hydroxysuccinimide in the presence of the coupling agent 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide (EDC) to form the compound of formula (V) or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,851

PERCHLORATE REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS INDUSTRIAL LIQUIDS

Toxsorb Ltd., (IL)

1. A process for precipitating a water-insoluble perchlorate salt from an aqueous solution, the process comprising:mixing a water-soluble compound of formula (I) into an aqueous solution comprising at least 10 ppm perchlorate ions to obtain a mixed aqueous solution, the molar ratio of said water-soluble compound of formula (I) and said perchlorate ions being at least 1:1, the water-soluble compound of formula (I) being:

wherein
R is a —(C3-C18)alkyl;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from H and —(C1-C6)alkyl;
R3 is one or more substituent, each independently selected from H, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkoxy, —NHCO(C1-C6)alkyl, —OH, and —NH2;
and X is a balancing anion selected from the group consisting of a halide, a nitrate and a hydroxide; and
allowing said water-insoluble perchlorate salt to flocculate and precipitate out of the mixed aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 10,112,828

METHOD FOR HOMOGENIZING THE HEIGHT OF A PLURALITY OF WIRES AND DEVICE USING SUCH WIRES

1. A method for homogenizing a height of a plurality of wires from the plurality of wires erected on a face of a substrate, the method comprising:a first step of coating the face of the substrate comprising the plurality of wires with a first film, said first film embedding the plurality of wires over a first height;
a second step of coating the first film with a second film, said second film embedding at least one part of the plurality of wires over a second height;
a step of removing the second film, the part of the wires of the plurality of wires embedded in the second film being removed at the same time as said second film;a mechanical stress between the first film and the second film being exerted during the removal step.

US Pat. No. 10,112,817

DISPENSER ASSEMBLY FOR REFRIGERATOR

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A dispenser assembly for a refrigerator, the dispenser assembly comprising:a dispenser body defining an outer body of the dispenser assembly, wherein the dispenser body comprises a storage part;
a removable discharge nozzle configured to be placed in the storage part and configured to selectively discharge water supplied from a water supply flow path responsive to user interactions;
an extension hose configured to interconnect the water supply flow path and the removable discharge nozzle and to allow the removable discharge nozzle to be removed from the storage part to a location out of the dispenser body;
a water discharge lever configured to selectively open and close the water supply flow path responsive to user interactions;
a sensing unit configured to sense if the removable discharge nozzle is removed from the storage part; and
a control unit coupled to the sensing unit and configured to supply a control signal for opening the water supply flow path to the water discharge lever when the sensing unit senses that the removable discharge nozzle is removed from the storage part.

US Pat. No. 10,112,814

VERTICAL CIRCADIAN HORTICULTURE CONVEYOR

Power Greenhouse Integrat...

1. A vertical horticulture conveyor system for growing plants, said system including:a path of travel defined by a pair of spaced apart continuous roller chains, the pair of spaced apart continuous roller chains being in parallel alignment, each of the pair of spaced apart continuous roller chains comprising a plurality of coupled pivoting links, the path of travel including a top section having a first end and an opposite second end, a bottom section having a first end and an opposite second end, a descending section extending from the second end of the top section to the second end of the bottom section, and an ascending section opposite the descending section and extending from the first end of the top section to the first end of the bottom section; and
a motor operably coupled to at least one of the pair of spaced apart continuous roller chains and causing the links of the pair of spaced apart continuous roller chains to move in unison along the path of travel; and
a plurality of plant trays, each tray being removably attached to and suspended upright between the pair of spaced apart continuous chains; and
a floor with first and second openings, the ascending section of the path of travel extending through the first opening, and the descending section of the path of travel extending through the second opening; and
a space above the floor being illuminated, and a space below the floor being substantially devoid of illumination; and
the bottom section of the path of travel being in the space below the floor, and the top section of the path of travel being in the space above the floor; and
the path of travel including an above-floor portion of the ascending section of the path of travel in the space above the floor, and a below-floor portion of the ascending path of travel in the space below the floor, an above-floor portion of the descending section of the path of travel in the space above the floor, and a below-floor portion of the descending path of travel in the space below the floor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,806

PORTABLE HOIST ARM ASSEMBLY

1. A portable hoist arm assembly comprising:a pair of bars, each said bar having a first terminus, said bars being pivotally coupled proximate to said first termini;
a pair of first couplers configured for coupling to a vertical support;
a pair of contractors, each said contractor being coupled to and extending between a respective said first coupler and an associated said bar proximate to said first terminus;
a connector coupled to a respective said bar proximate to said first terminus, said connector being configured for coupling to a hoist line, wherein said connector is positioned on said respective said bar such that said connector is configured for coupling to the hoist line; and
wherein said bars are configured for positioning such that second termini of said bars are positioned for abutting the vertical support with a first said bar extending substantially perpendicularly from the vertical support and a second said bar extending angularly and downwardly from said first said bar to the vertical support, wherein said contractors are positioned on said bars such that said contractors are positioned for contracting for coupling said bars to the vertical support positioning said connector for coupling to the hoist line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,800

BRAKE, AND ELEVATOR SYSTEM

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A brake, comprising:a frame part of the brake;
an armature part movably supported on the frame part, the armature part being configured to be movable between a braking position and a releasing position;
a limit switch attached to the frame part, a switching state of the limit switch changing at an operating point of the limit switch; and
a measuring pin movably supported on the frame part of the brake, the measuring pin being separate from the armature part and being connected to the limit switch, and being configured to engage by movement of the armature part in an operating direction of the limit switch, in an operating range between the braking position and the releasing position,
wherein, in the operating range, the operating point of the limit switch is configured to divide into sections of the operating range, the switching state of the limit switch in a first section indicating the braking position and the switching state of the limit switch in a second section indicating the releasing position,
wherein both the measuring pin and the limit switch are disposed in a space formed in the frame part of the brake, and
wherein a length of the measuring pin is less than a length of the space.

US Pat. No. 10,112,789

CONTACT INTERFACE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A contact interface, comprising:a first contact member including a first contact surface with a first material subsurface and a second material subsurface, the first contact member including longitudinally spaced proximal and distal first surface ends,
the second material subsurface protruding transversely above the first material subsurface at a portion of the first contact surface spaced longitudinally apart from the proximal and distal first surface ends; and
a second contact member including a second contact surface to slide in contact with the first contact surface;
wherein the first material subsurface comprises a first material, the second material subsurface comprises a second material, and the second material has a lower hardness than the first material, and further wherein the second contact member comprises a tip of a pivotally mounted swing arm, the swing arm rotating to slide the second contact surface along the first contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,771

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTING INVENTORY ITEMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

11. A system, comprising:a mobile drive unit comprising one or more actuators; and
an inventory holder, the inventory holder comprising:
a support structure forming a plurality of device openings, wherein the number of device openings correspond to a number of sides of the inventory holder and are configured such that the mobile drive unit is operable to move through a first of the plurality of device openings to position itself substantially beneath the inventory holder;
a docking surface located on a lower planar surface of the inventory holder, wherein the docking surface comprises a surface operable to engage with a high-friction portion of a docking head of the mobile drive unit; and
wherein the inventory holder further comprises a fiducial marker and the mobile drive unit further comprises a position sensor configured to detect the fiducial marker.

US Pat. No. 10,112,770

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING A FLOATING ROOF DISPOSED IN A STORAGE TANK

Delta P Technology Intern...

1. A cribbing system, comprising:a first vertical riser;
a second vertical riser;
a first horizontal base span;
a first horizontal cap span;
a first base member having a first vertical base receptacle and a first horizontal base receptacle, wherein the first vertical base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first vertical riser and the first horizontal base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal base span;
a second base member having a second vertical base receptacle and a second horizontal base receptacle, wherein the second vertical base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the second vertical riser and the second horizontal base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal base span;
a first cap member having a first vertical cap receptacle and a first horizontal cap receptacle, wherein the first vertical cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first vertical riser and the first horizontal cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal cap span;
a second cap member having a second vertical cap receptacle and a second horizontal cap receptacle, wherein the second vertical cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the second vertical riser and the second horizontal cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal cap span; and
a grounding strap having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the grounding strap is coupled to one or more of the first vertical riser, second vertical riser, first horizontal base span, first horizontal cap span, first base member, second base member, first cap member, and second cap member, and wherein the first vertical riser, second vertical riser, first horizontal base span, first horizontal cap span, first base member, second base member, first cap member, and second cap member are electrically conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,112,762

FLAT SEAL CONTAINER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container of smoking articles comprising:a bundle of smoking articles having a plurality of faces wrapped in a wrapper of flexible sheet material, free edge margins of the generally inside surface of the wrapper being adhered together over a first face of the bundle to form a fin seal that is joined to the rest of the wrapper along a fold line; and
an outer housing around the wrapped bundle,
in which the fin seal is folded around an edge of the bundle that is parallel to the fold line, and the fin seal is adhered to the wrapper over a second face of the bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,751

LIP PRODUCT CONTAINERS, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

EOS PRODUCTS, LLC, New Y...

1. A lip balm receptacle, comprising:a curved, multi-layered upper portion, formed by a single two-step overmolding injection process using a cam-less inlay design mold, comprising:
i) an interior layer having an outer surface that identifies a flavor of a lip balm contained in the lip balm receptacle, the outer surface of the interior layer having an exposed portion, the exposed portion having a surface area; and
ii) an exterior layer bonded to the outer surface of the interior layer, the exterior layer having:
a) an outer surface with a different visual appearance than the outer surface of the interior layer, the outer surface of the exterior layer having a surface area;
b) a thickness of at least 0.25 mm and no more than 4 mm;
iii) a curved durable cutout design positioned about a debossed logo, the durable cutout design comprising at least one aperture through the exterior layer exposing a fixed portion of the outer surface of the interior layer; wherein:
1) the at least one aperture is located at a polar angle ? (theta) of between 5-60 degrees;
2) the ratio of the surface area of the outer surface of the exterior layer to the surface area of the exposed outer surface of the interior layer is at least 1:1 to no more than 97:3;
3) the ratio of the surface area of the outer surface of the exterior layer to the surface area of the exposed outer surface of the interior layer between the polar angle ? (theta) of 5-60 degrees is at least 90:10 to no more than 10:90;
4) the distance between any first at least one aperture and any second at least one aperture is equivalent to or greater than the thickness of the exterior layer; and
5) an aperture peripheral wall defined by the at least one aperture is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the curved, multi-layered upper portion; and
iv) first threads; and
a lower portion having second threads, the lower portion connectable with the upper portion via interengagement of the first and second threads to fixedly close the lip balm receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,748

ONE-HANDED OPERATION BOTTLE DEVICE

1. A bottle device, comprising:a housing to contain a liquid therein;
an opening in the housing;
a cover rotating between an open position and a closed position over the opening to selectively release the liquid from the housing;
a switch connected to the cover via a switch arm, a connecting arm, and a primary link arm to move the switch arm between a first position and a second position corresponding to the open position and the closed position of the cover; and
a lock mechanism to secure the switch with the cover in the closed position, wherein the lock mechanism further comprises a lock block to apply pressure against the switch;
wherein the connecting arm is pivotally connected on one end to the switch arm, and the connecting arm is pivotally connected on a second end to the primary link arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,729

VIBRATION ABSORBING DEVICE FOR FLEXBEAMS

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A method of forming a replacement vibration absorbing device comprising:applying a layer of release material to a tool head;
wrapping a plurality of layers of vibration absorbing material over the release material;
applying a border material adjacent the vibration absorbing material;
applying uniform compression to the tool head;
curing the tool head; and
cutting the vibration absorbing material along an edge for removal from the tool head.

US Pat. No. 10,112,728

DRONE CHARGING STATIONS

1. A charging system, comprising;a drone having electrically-powered motors;
a passenger pod carried beneath the drone and detachable from the drone, the passenger pod having a rechargeable battery enabled to power the electrically-powered motors of the drone;
a base structure connected to a power grid;
a row of substantially planar wireless charging pads supported by the base structure; and
a computerized controller enabled to communicate with the drone and to initiate, control and stop charging power;
wherein, as the drone carrying the passenger pod approaches the row of substantially planar charging pads, the computerized controller directs the moving drone into a path bringing a charging receiver pad of the passenger pod carried by the drone, and connected to the battery of the passenger pod, into proximity with the row of substantially planar charging pads, and directs the drone to move the carried passenger pod along the row of charging pads, keeping the charging receiver pad of the passenger pod in proximity to the row of charging pads, managing speed and direction of the moving drone along the path, as charging of the battery of the passenger pod is accomplished.

US Pat. No. 10,112,706

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR COLLABORATION

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. An aerial vehicle comprising:a frame;
a propulsion system coupled to the frame and configured to propel the aerial vehicle in response to a command from a remote device;
a screen pivotably coupled to the frame;
an image output device movably mounted to the frame, wherein the image output device is configured to project an image onto the screen; and
a controller configured to:
operate a communication module to communicate with the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,698

DEPLOYMENT MECHANISM

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A deployment mechanism, comprising a hinged mechanism that stows in a stacked configuration and deploys in a level configuration, whereinthe hinged mechanism includes an inner wing mount and an outer wing mount,
the inner wing mount is deployable by a pretensioning of a spring assembly,
the pretensioning of the spring assembly is transferred through a torque tube attached to the inner wing mount, and
the inner wing mount, the outer wing mount and the torque tube are mounted to a mount with a single pin assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,693

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Joost Engines Ltd, Oxfor...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising a piston mounted for reciprocating linear motion within a cylinder along a cylinder axis, the piston is coupled to an output shaft by a power transfer assembly arranged to convert linear motion of the piston to rotary motion of the output shaft, the piston has a first head at one end of the piston and moveable within a first chamber and a second head at an opposite end of the piston and moveable within a second chamber, the power transfer assembly has a lubrication system for lubricating moving components of the power transfer assembly, wherein the lubrication system is sealed from the first chamber and the second chamber to prevent the passage of fluid from the lubrication system into the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein the power transfer assembly includes a linear motion bearing in positive contact with the piston, and wherein the linear motion bearing has a portion arranged to move relative to the piston along a linear axis substantially inclined with respect to the cylinder axis, and further wherein the linear motion bearing is a sliding bearing or a rolling bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,112,688

SURF WAKE FORMING SYSTEM WITH DUAL ACTUATED TRIM TAB

1. A system for forming asymmetric surf wakes behind a wakeboat, comprising:a hull having a port side, a starboard side, a bow, a stern, a length from the bow to the stern, and a width from the port side to the starboard side, the hull being configured to float in water with a waterline on the outside of the hull;
the hull having a yaw axis, the yaw axis running substantially vertically through the hull;
the hull having a pitch axis, the pitch axis being orthogonal to the yaw axis and running substantially laterally across the width of the hull;
the hull having a roll axis, the roll axis being orthogonal to the yaw axis and the pitch axis and running substantially along the length of the hull;
a primary left trim tab pivotally supported by the hull proximate the port side of the stern for rotation about a first tab axis that is substantially parallel with the waterline when the hull is at rest in the water;
a primary left actuator mounted between the hull and the primary left trim tab, and configured to rotate the primary left trim tab around the first tab axis of the primary left trim tab from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a secondary left trim tab pivotally mounted to the primary left trim tab for rotation about a second tab axis that is non-parallel to the first tab axis;
a secondary left actuator mounted between the primary left trim tab and the secondary left trim tab, and configured to rotate the secondary left trim tab around the second tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a primary right trim tab pivotally supported by the hull proximate the starboard side of the stern for rotation about a third tab axis that is substantially parallel with the waterline when the hull is at rest in the water;
a primary right actuator mounted between the hull and the primary right trim tab, and configured to rotate the primary right trim tab around the third tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull;
a secondary right trim tab pivotally mounted to the primary right trim tab for rotation about a fourth tab axis that is non-parallel to the third tab axis;
a secondary right actuator mounted between the primary right trim tab and the secondary right trim tab, and configured to rotate the secondary right trim tab around the fourth tab axis from a position having decreased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull to a position having increased interaction with the water passing beneath the hull; and
a controller with at least one actuator interface, the controller in selective communication with at least one of the primary left actuator, the secondary left actuator, the primary right actuator, and the secondary right actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,112,665

ROOF ASSEMBLIES FOR TRAILERS

HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD, San D...

1. A multi-piece roof assembly for a trailer, the roof assembly comprising:a first section configured with a sandwich panel having a convex shape; and
at least one additional section, each section of the at least one additional section configured with a sheet panel having at least a first side and a second side,
wherein the first side is coupled to the first section and the second side is coupled to each assembly of at least one top rail assembly having a flat top surface,
wherein the sheet panel is configured to be bendable to enable the convex shape of the first section to attach to the flat top surface of each assembly of the at least one top rail assembly through the sheet panel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,661

TRACK HITCHING STRUCTURE FOR WHEELED CRANE AND WHEELED CRANE

Xuzhou Heavy Machinery Co...

1. A track hitching structure for a wheeled crane, comprising a vehicle frame (1) and a connecting cross beam (3), wherein the first end of the connecting cross beam (3) is connected with a track (2), the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is connected with the vehicle frame (1), and the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is higher than the first end of the connecting cross beam (3),wherein the connecting cross beam (3) is of a box structure, a vehicle frame box structure (4) matched with the connecting cross beam (3) is arranged on the vehicle frame (1), and the connecting cross beam (3) is inserted into the vehicle frame box structure (4),
wherein an oil cylinder (5) is arranged in the vehicle frame box structure (4), one end of the oil cylinder (5) is fixedly connected with the vehicle frame (1), the other end of the oil cylinder (5) is connected with the second end of the connecting cross beam (3), and the connecting cross beam (3) is able to be pulled into the vehicle frame box structure (4) by the oil cylinder (5) and locked, and
wherein the second end of the connecting cross beam (3) is inserted into the vehicle frame box structure (4), an inclined plane structure (6) is provided on the second end close to the oil cylinder (5), a locating wedge block (7) is arranged in the vehicle frame box structure (4), and when the oil cylinder (5) pulls the connecting cross beam (3) to a locking position in the vehicle frame box structure (4), the inclined plane structure (6) on the connecting cross beam (3) is engaged with the locating wedge block (7).

US Pat. No. 10,112,656

TRUCK BODY ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A truck bed assembly comprising:a truck bed composite floor,
wherein the truck bed composite floor attaches to chassis frame rails of a truck and includes a surface which spans at least a distance between the chassis frame rails of the truck; and
wherein the composite floor includes twin sheets of thermoformed thermoplastic formed using twin sheet thermoforming, wherein one of the twin sheets of thermoformed thermoplastic is an exposed walking surface of the truck bed assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,649

ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE SUSPENSION SETTINGS

Champagne Donuts Pty Ltd,...

1. A device for adjusting camber of a vehicle having a suspension including a strut, the device comprising:a mount body having an upper mount body and a lower mount body and a translational bearing surface on the lower mount body, wherein the mount body is configured to rigidly connect to the vehicle's frame between the upper mount body and the lower mount body;
a strut holder configured to hold an end of the strut, wherein the strut holder is movably connected to the translational bearing surface, further wherein the translational bearing surface is configured to permit the strut holder to move in a first translational axis and to constrain the strut holder from moving in a second translational axis that is transverse to the first translational axis or a third translational axis that is transverse to the second translational axis; and
an electromechanical actuator mounted on top of the upper mount body and coupled to the strut holder to drive the strut holder along the translational bearing surface in the first translational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,112,640

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY HAVING A RESTRICTION ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A steering column assembly, comprising:a mounting bracket having a first arm and a second arm;
a jacket assembly movable relative to a steering column axis, the jacket assembly being operatively connected to the first arm and the second arm; and
a restriction assembly operatively connected to the jacket assembly and the mounting bracket, the restriction assembly being configured to inhibit movement of the jacket assembly relative to the mounting bracket, the restriction assembly comprising:
a first strap mounted to the first arm, the first strap defining a plurality of first locking teeth,
a second strap disposed on the first arm, the second strap defining a plurality of second locking teeth arranged to selectively engage the plurality of first locking teeth and defining a plurality of third locking teeth disposed opposite the plurality of second locking teeth,
a first bracket disposed on the first arm, and
a cam member pivotally connected to the first bracket, the cam member having a plurality of complementary engagement members configured to selectively engage the plurality of third locking teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,112,639

VEHICLE STEERING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A steering arrangement for a vehicle, comprising:a steering wheel; and
at least one human machine interface configured to allow a human to steer the vehicle, the human machine interface being a component separate from the steering wheel, the at least one human machine interface in operable communication with a steer-by-wire system of the vehicle, the steering wheel in operable communication with the steer-by-wire system of the vehicle, the steering wheel and the at least one human machine interface independently rotatable relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,112,635

FREIGHT CART

1. A freight cart comprising a carriage (1) as well as a bucket (2) and a handle (3) which are respectively located on front and rear sides of the carriage (1), characterized in that the bucket (2) is pivotally connected to the carriage (1), a double connecting rod assembly (5) for driving the bucket (2) to rotate relative to the carriage (1) is also provided on the carriage (1), the double connecting rod assembly (5) is pivotally connected to the bucket (2) and the carriage (1) respectively and forms a linkage mechanism together with the bucket (2) and the carriage (1), the handle (3) is transmissively connected to the double connecting rod assembly (5), and the handle (3) is operated to make the linkage mechanism drivable to rotate the bucket (2) relative to the carriage (1) and switch the bucket (2) between a storage position and a discharge position,wherein the freight cart further comprises a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism includes a first locking member (61) and a second locking member (62), and
wherein the first locking member (61) is pivotally connected to the carriage (1), and the second locking member (62) is fixed relative to the handle (3).

US Pat. No. 10,112,628

ANTI-ROLLING DEVICE OF RAILCAR

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

4. The anti-rolling device according to claim 1, wherein each of the first bearing device and the second bearing device is fixed to the second attachment target so as to close the internal space from an outside in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,587

ELECTRONIC BRAKING SYSTEM

HYSTER-YALE GROUP, INC., ...

1. A vehicle braking system, comprising:a service brake pedal;
a sensing device configured to monitor a position of the service brake pedal;
a processing device configured to control an amount of braking force provided by the vehicle braking system as a function of the position of the service brake pedal;
a return spring operatively coupled to the service brake pedal and configured to provide a substantially linear pedal effort feedback during an initial range of motion of the service brake pedal;
a damping device that operates in compression as the service brake pedal is depressed, wherein the damping device is configured to provide a substantially non-linear pedal effort feedback during a subsequent range of motion of the service brake pedal; and
a sensor arm operatively coupled to the service brake pedal and configured to be displaced during both the initial range of motion of the service brake pedal and the subsequent range of motion of the service brake pedal, and wherein the sensing device is configured to monitor the position of the service brake pedal based on the displacement of the sensor arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,528

EXTERIOR LIGHTING AND WARNING SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A vehicle system for a vehicle that is being driven by a driver, wherein the vehicle is being followed by a following vehicle, the system comprising:control circuitry;
at least one sensor with which the control circuitry determines a relative speed between the vehicle and the following vehicle; and
a light-based device that emits light, wherein the control circuitry adjusts the light-based device in response to the relative speed, wherein the control circuitry directs the light-based device to display information on the relative speed, and wherein the control circuitry directs the light-based device to display alphanumeric characters representing the relative speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,418

PART DETECTING DEVICE OF CARRIER TAPE AND PART FEEDING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

7. A part feeding device comprising:a main body in which a transporting passage for guiding a carrier tape to a part removing position is provided;
a tape conveyor that transports the carrier tape inside the transporting passage to the part removing position;
a part detector that detects a part in the carrier tape passing through the transporting passage; and
a biasing mechanism that presses the part detector against the carrier tape inside the transporting passage,
wherein a plurality of parts including the part, the plurality of parts stored in storages formed on the carrier tape at regular intervals are transported to the part removing position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,375

DRY FIBROUS MATERIAL FOR SUBSEQUENT RESIN INFUSION

Cytec Industries Inc., W...

1. A binder composition in the form of an aqueous dispersion consisting of:a. a polyhydroxyether -polyurethane copolymer, wherein the polyhydroxyether portion of the copolymer is derived from dihydric phenol and saturated epoxide, and the polyurethane portion of the copolymer is a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyether or polyester polyol;
b. a methoxyalkyl melamine aminoplast cross-linker represented by Structures 1, 2, or 3 below:

where R is a methoxymethyl reactive group; and
c. a blocked sulfonic acid catalyst; and
d. water.

US Pat. No. 10,112,367

HIGH-STRENGTH WIND-RESISTANT SKID-RESISTANT WATERPROOF UNDERLAYMENT

HANGZHOU EVERGREEN WATERP...

1. A high-strength wind-resistant skid-resistant waterproof underlayment, wherein the high-strength wind-resistance waterproof underlayment consists of:a first non-woven fabric layer, a first film layer, an asphalt layer, a felt layer, a second non-woven fabric layer, a second film layer and a third non-woven fabric layer; wherein:
the first non-woven fabric layer, the first film layer, the asphalt layer, the felt layer, the second non-woven fabric layer, the second film layer and the third non-woven fabric layer are laminated as one piece; and
the first film layer and the second film layer comprise waterproof elastic film layers, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,346

PRINTING METHOD FOR LOW MELTING-POINT MATERIAL OF 3D PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A printing method for low melting-point material, used by a 3D printer having a nozzle and a printing platform, the printing method comprising:a) controlling the nozzle to move to a first printing position upon the printing platform corresponding to an internal-contour of a printing-layer;
b) after the step a, controlling the nozzle to start printing the internal-contour;
c) controlling the nozzle to stop printing after the internal-contour is printed completely, and controlling the stopped nozzle to move to a second printing position upon the printing platform corresponding to an exterior-contour of the printing-layer; and
d) controlling the stopped nozzle to start printing the exterior-contour after the step c;
e) controlling the nozzle to stop printing after the exterior-contour is printed completely;
f) controlling the stopped nozzle to move inwardly from the exterior-contour toward a space not upon the printing-layer and away from the exterior-contour by a threshold range after the step e; and
g) changing a related position between the nozzle and the printing platform upon a Z-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,112,300

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SENSOR DEPLOYMENT

King Faud University of P...

1. A method of deploying sensors by a robot in a geographical region, the method comprising:receiving from a server, a first instruction including information corresponding to the geographical region, the information including at least a plurality of boundary locations of the geographical region and a first coordinate of the geographical region corresponding to a starting location for sensor deployment;
receiving from the server, a second instruction indicating one of a first manner and a second manner of deploying sensors in the geographical region;
computing by circuitry, based on the second instruction, a path to traverse the geographical region in a plurality of steps, each step of the plurality of steps having a predetermined magnitude, the traversing being performed until one of a first stopping criteria corresponding to the first manner of deploying sensors and a second stopping criteria corresponding to the second manner of deploying sensors being satisfied;
deploying sensors in the geographical region at each traversed step size;
receiving from each deployed sensor, information indicating absence of sensors in a neighboring area of the deployed sensor;
repeating the traversing and deploying of sensors in the neighboring area based on the received information until all corners of the geographical region have been visited at least once, and
checking for any available empty neighboring area, wherein checking for any available empty neighboring area includes
receiving, from one or more of the sensors, empty neighboring area information from the sensor adjacent to the empty neighboring area, the empty neighboring area information including a first location corresponding to the sensor adjacent to the empty neighboring area, ID of the sensor adjacent to the empty neighboring area, and a second location corresponding to the empty neighboring area, and
deploying sensors, wherein deploying sensors starts from the first location received from the sensor adjacent to the empty neighboring area,
wherein a total distance traversed by the robot in the first manner of deploying sensors is 2n(m+1)/l+m, wherein m is a width of the geographical region, n is a length of the geographical region, and l is a sensing range of the sensor,
wherein the robot traces its path backwards to its last known starting point and further adds an offset as a step size for the robot to proceed when the robot encounters an obstacle or boundary of the geographical region.

US Pat. No. 10,112,286

KNIFE SHARPENING SHEATH AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC., G...

1. A knife sheath comprising:a first side;
a second side opposite said first side;
an open end formed by the two opposing sides, said open end configured to receive a knife into the sheath formed by the two opposing sides;
a first opening in first side;
a second opening in the second side opposite said first opening, each of said first and second openings having a post separating each of the first and second openings into a proximal portion and a distal portion; and
a knife sharpening cartridge configured to extend through both of said proximal portions and secure to both of said posts to fix the knife sharpening cartridge to the opposing sides.

US Pat. No. 10,112,248

METHOD OF CREATING A BONDED STRUCTURE AND APPARATUSES FOR SAME

CellTech Metals, Inc., O...

1. A method for creating a metallic structure, the method comprising:(a) contacting a first workpiece to spaced apart and substantially flat peaks of a second workpiece, each of the workpieces including a sheet metal parent layer and at least one zinc-coated layer;
(b) heating a portion of a roller;
(c) rotating the heated roller against the first workpiece;
(d) brazing the zinc-coated layers of the workpieces together in response to step (c), without the use of a separate brazing alloy or flux;
(e) maintaining at least some of the zinc-coated layers around a brazed connection between the workpieces to preserve corrosion resistance at the connection;
(f) cooling another portion of the roller such that different areas of the roller are heated and cooled substantially simultaneously;
(g) cooling the first workpiece with the cooled portion of the roller after the brazing;
(h) the roller heating the first workpiece in less than seven seconds; and
(i) the roller cooling the first workpiece in less than one second.

US Pat. No. 10,112,245

BAND SAW BLADE

Irwin Industrial Tool Com...

1. A band saw blade comprising a bi-metal blade body and a cutting edge defined by a plurality of cutting teeth with repeating pitch patterns and set patterns within pitch patterns, wherein:(i) at least one set pattern includes at least one unset or relatively light set tooth, and at least one relatively heavy set tooth;
(ii) a plurality of teeth within the pitch pattern define different pitches;
(iii) the at least one relatively heavy set tooth defines a heavy set tooth primary clearance angle, the at least one unset or relatively light set tooth defines an unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle, each heavy set tooth primary clearance angle is less than or equal to 9°, each unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle is less than or equal to 15°, and each heavy set tooth primary clearance angle is within the range of 4° to 6° less than each unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle;
(iv) each unset or relatively light set tooth defines at least one of (a) a greater gullet area than the at least one relatively heavy set tooth, and (b) a finer pitch than the respective relatively heavy set tooth; and
(v) each tooth defines a positive rake angle within the range of 3° to 10°.

US Pat. No. 10,112,237

DEVICE FOR DRYING AND SINTERING METAL-CONTAINING INK ON A SUBSTRATE

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, ...

1. A device for drying and sintering metal-containing ink on a substrate, the device comprising multiple optical radiators for irradiating the substrate and a reflector for reflecting radiation onto the substrate, the optical radiators and substrate being movable relative to each other in a transport direction, wherein the optical radiators are infrared radiators having a cylindrical radiator tube and a radiator tube longitudinal axis, the optical radiators emitting an IR-B radiation component of at least 30% and an IR-C radiation component of at least 5%, each based on total radiator output power, the optical radiators being arranged in a radiator module such that their radiator tube longitudinal axes run parallel to each other and transverse to a transport direction of the substrate, wherein the optical radiators irradiate an irradiation field on a surface of the substrate, such that the irradiation field is divided into a drying zone and a sintering zone downstream of the drying zone in the transport direction, and wherein the drying zone is exposed to at least 15% less average irradiation density than the sintering zone along a center axis running in the transport direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,133

FILTER HOUSING WITH END CAP SEAL

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A filter assembly comprising:a filter element having a first end, a second end, an outer surface, and an inside passage;
a cap affixed to the first end, the cap having a cap perimeter configured to mate with an opening of a filter housing; and
a base seal disposed at the second end, the base seal having an outlet port in cooperative alignment with the inside passage, the base seal being configured to seal the outlet port to a housing outlet and the base seal being configured to seal a housing drain by covering the housing drain when the filter element is fully installed, the base seal including a lobed recessed area in the base seal configured to mate with the drain.

US Pat. No. 10,112,129

MESH FILTER

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. A mesh filter for filtering out foreign matter in fluid, said mesh filter comprising:a discoid gate connection part;
a cylindrical outer cylinder surrounding the discoid gate connection part; and
a filter unit connecting an outer peripheral surface of the discoid gate connection part to an inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder along a radial direction of the discoid gate connection part;
wherein the filter unit is formed along a virtual X-Y plane orthogonal to a central axis of the gate connection part,
wherein the filter unit except a connection portion connecting to the discoid gate connection part and a connection portion connecting to the outer cylinder includes a plurality of longitudinal ribs formed at regular intervals parallel to each other along the virtual X-Y plane, a plurality of transverse ribs formed at regular intervals parallel to each other along the X-Y plane, the plurality of transverse ribs crossing the plurality of longitudinal ribs, and a plurality of openings formed between the plurality of longitudinal ribs and the plurality of transverse ribs,
wherein the discoid gate connection part, the outer cylinder, and the filter unit are formed integrally to have a one-piece construction, rib widths of the longitudinal ribs and rib widths of the transverse ribs are constant, and shapes of the openings are identical, and
a length of the discoid gate connection part along a central axis of the discoid gate connection part is smaller than a length of the outer cylinder along a central axis of the outer cylinder, and the length of the discoid gate connection part is greater than a length of the filter unit along a central axis of the filter unit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,115

GAMECASTING TECHNIQUES

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:executing, on a computer device comprising a first display, an application program to generate video frames of game content;
causing the video frames to be displayed on the first display at a first frame rate;
compositing, at the computer device, at least one graphical user interface (GUI) element with the video frames to generate composited frames at a second frame rate;
causing the composited frames to be displayed on a second display coupled to a display interface of the computer device by transmitting the composited frames to the second display via the display interface of the computer device;
determining that the first frame rate is less than a threshold frame rate; and
in response to determining that the first frame rate is less than the threshold frame rate, decreasing the second frame rate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,114

INTERACTIVE ACTION FIGURES FOR GAMING SYSTEMS

GANZ, Woodbridge, Ontari...

1. An entertainment system comprising:a computer game, executed on a computer controlled by a game player;
said computer game including a character of said computer game that is a controllable character within said computer game, and the game player maneuvering said character in said computer game to achieve progress in the computer game involving the character,
wherein said character expires in said computer game during playing of the computer game;
a three-dimensional item, that is a likeness in three dimensions of an item that appears in the computer game and is associated in the computer game with the character;
said three-dimensional item including an access code associated with the item; and
said computer preventing the character from being used for play after the character expires in said computer game, and said computer reviving said character to activate said character to play, by accepting entry of said access code into said computer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,104

SNOWSHOE WITH MULTI-DENSITY FOAM DECK

Cresent Moon Snowshoes, I...

1. A snowshoe comprising:a deck for providing floatation in snow, said deck having a front portion adjacent a front end of said deck, a back portion adjacent a back end of said deck, and a middle portion between said front portion and said back portion; and
a binding for attaching the deck to a user's footwear;
wherein said deck has a multi-density foam construction including a first layer having a first density and a second layer having a second density different than said first density, and said deck has thickness that is greater in said middle portion than in said front and back portions, said deck having a bottom surface that is continuously curved from said front end to said back end, said bottom surface having a first nonzero curvature at said front portion, a second nonzero curvature at said back portion, and a third nonzero curvature at said middle portion, wherein the third curvature is less than the first and second curvatures.

US Pat. No. 10,112,098

BICYCLE TRAINER

Tacx roerend en onroerend...

1. A bicycle trainer for removably loading a bicycle with at least a back wheel, where the bicycle trainer comprises a floorstanding frame with a wheel supporting roller at a rear end and a fork supporting unit at a front end, wherein the fork supporting unit is pivotally supported by the floorstanding frame enabling the fork supporting unit to move back-and-forth, characterized in that the fork supporting unit and the floorstanding frame connect to each other with a hinge enabling back-and-forth movement of the fork supporting unit in a longitudinal direction of the floorstanding frame, wherein the fork supporting unit is spring-loaded with a spring at or near the hinge to provide the fork supporting unit with a preferential upright position at right angles with the floorstanding frame such that whenever the bicycle is moved forward or backward, said bicycle is biased by said spring to return to an average position on the bicycle trainer wherein the fork support unit is at right angles with the floorstanding frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,097

ROBOTIC BATTING TEE SYSTEM

Robosport Technologies LL...

1. A batting tee system, the batting tee system comprising:a housing;
an actuation system comprising a neck movable along a vertical axis, an actuator comprising one or more motors and linkages positioned within the housing,
a ball holder for holding a ball, wherein the ball holder is mounted on the neck and wherein a length of the neck can be increased or decreased between the ball holder and the housing; and
a control system operable to control operation of the batting tee system, comprising a plurality of sensors, a user interface for interfacing a user with operation of the control system for actuation of movement of the neck along the vertical axis; and
a control module, the control module operable to cause the actuator to actuate the neck to a first random position along the vertical axis, wherein the control module is further operable to cause the actuator to actuate the neck from the first random position to a second random position along the vertical axis, different than the first random position, after a ball is hit from the ball holder when the neck is in the first random position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,089

LACROSSE HEAD POCKET AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Warrior Sports, Inc., Wa...

1. A lacrosse pocket comprising:a pocket longitudinal axis;
an upper pocket portion adapted to connect to a lacrosse head scoop;
a lower pocket portion adapted to connect to a lacrosse head base;
a middle pocket portion located between the upper pocket portion and the lower pocket portion;
a unitary textile material extending from the upper pocket portion to the lower pocket portion, the unitary textile material constructed from a plurality of strands,
wherein the unitary textile material includes a first layer and a second layer, one above the other, and each of the first layer and the second layer integrally formed in the unitary textile material, the first layer and second layer collectively forming a first tube having an open space between the first layer and the second layer,
wherein the first layer includes a first interior facing surface and the second layer includes a second interior facing surface,
wherein the first interior facing surface is disposed above the second interior facing surface and configured to randomly contact the second interior facing surface in regions where the first tube is collapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,047

COCHLEAR IMPLANT

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A device for implantation into a scalia tympani of a cochlea that is connected to an auditory nerve with the cochlea having a plane of curvature and including cochlear fluid, said device comprising:a plurality of blocks;
a plurality of compliant elements interconnecting said plurality of blocks with one of said plurality of compliant elements disposed between each pair of adjacent blocks, said plurality of compliant elements for imparting flexibility to said device in the plane of curvature of the cochlea and for imparting stiffness to said device out of the plane of curvature of the cochlea;
a processing unit for processing sound into an electrical signal;
a plurality of electrodes with at least one of said electrodes disposed on each of said blocks, said plurality of electrodes for transmitting the electrical signal to the auditory nerve; and
a plurality of communication lines for transmitting the electrical signal through said device with one of said plurality of communication lines disposed between each of said pair of adjacent blocks and adjacent said compliant element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,044

FEATURES FOR ROUTING CONDUCTORS IN MEDICAL ELECTRICAL LEAD ELECTRODE ASSEMBLIES

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. An implantable medical system, comprising:an electrical paddle lead that comprises:
an insulative carrier including a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
at least one conductive component, the at least one conductive component including at least one tab and an electrode portion having an inward facing surface and an outward facing contact surface, the electrode portion of the at least one conductive component being disposed on the first side of the carrier, each tab of the at least one conductive component extending away from the corresponding electrode portion through the carrier and bending to extend along the second side of the carrier and bending again toward the second side of the carrier to secure the conductive component to the carrier, the carrier extending beneath at least a portion of the electrode portion of the at least one conductive component;
at least one elongate insulative tubular body;
at least one conductor extending within the at least one elongate insulative tubular body, the at least one conductor being electrically coupled to the at least one conductive component, the at least one conductive component being powered by the at least one conductor when the at least one conductor is electrically coupled to a stimulation device; and
an insulative layer molded over the at least one tab and the second side of the carrier to form a first side of a paddle-shaped body of the implantable medical electrical paddle lead.

US Pat. No. 10,111,994

BLOOD PUMP WITH SEPARATE MIXED-FLOW AND AXIAL-FLOW IMPELLER STAGES AND MULTI-STAGE STATORS

HeartWare, Inc., Miami L...

1. A blood pump configured to provide continuous fluid flow, comprising:a stator housing having an inlet and an outlet;
a rotor hub defining a rotational axis extending from the inlet to the outlet and comprising a body having a leading portion positioned adjacent the inlet, a trailing portion positioned adjacent the outlet, an intermediate portion extending between the leading portion and the trailing portion, and a fluid pathway of the pump extends from the inlet to the outlet along the rotor hub;
an inlet stator blade extending radially inward from the stator housing within the inlet, the inlet stator blade including a distal-most portion extending along the rotational axis to define the fluid pathway;
a rotor stage positioned at the leading portion, the rotor stage having at least one impeller blade configured to drive a circumferential component and an axial component of a flow into an intermediate pathway portion of the fluid pathway surrounding the intermediate portion; and
a stator stage comprising at least one stator blade extending radially inward from the stator housing in the intermediate pathway portion and defining a gap between the at least one stator blade and the rotor hub, the stator stage configured to reduce the circumferential component of the flow;
an axial dimension of the intermediate portion being greater than a diameter of the intermediate portion; and
an axial length of each of the at least one stator blade being smaller than the diameter of the intermediate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,976

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTION

Germitec SA, Clichy (FR)...

1. A disinfection method associated with an interior volume of a disinfection chamber, comprising:beginning a disinfection cycle to disinfect a medical device, the disinfection cycle spanning a fixed time period, the fixed time period including two or more sequential predetermined time intervals;
delivering a dose of disinfecting radiation to the medical device;
reading at least one value representing an amount of radiation received by at least one measurement sensor during each predetermined time interval;
reading at least one value representing an amount of radiation received by at least one reference sensor during each predetermined time interval;
filtering values read from the at least one measurement sensor based on values read from the at least one reference sensor to produce conditioned values;
calculate a radiation dose based on an accumulation of conditioned values;
at the expiration of the fixed time period, determining whether or not the radiation dose has crossed a first threshold, the first threshold indicating a sufficient dose of radiation;
ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has crossed the first threshold;
if the radiation dose has not crossed the first threshold, determining whether or not the radiation dose has crossed a second threshold, the second threshold indicating a lower dose of radiation;
ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has not crossed the second threshold; and
based on any detected errors, selectively extending or ending the disinfection cycle if the radiation dose has crossed the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,111,872

FUSED BICYCLIC 2,4-DIAMINOPYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVE AS A DUAL ALK AND FAK INHIBITOR

CEPHALON, INC., Frazer, ...

1. A method of inhibiting anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):
or a salt thereof, and at least one excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,867

PROCESS AND INTERMEDIATES FOR THE PREPARATION OF PERAMPANEL

MAPI PHARMA LTD., Ness Z...

1. A process for the preparation of 3-(2-cyanophenyl)-5-(2-pyridyl)-1-phenyl-1,2 dihydro-pyridin-2-one (Perampanel) represented by the structure of formula (1), and salts thereof,
comprising the following steps:
a). reacting a compound of formula (2) with a formylating agent to form a compound of formula (3)

wherein
Y is OR2 or NR3R4;
R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently a (C1-C4)-alkyl or an aryl; and
X is a group that can be converted to a CN group;
b). reacting compound (3) with aniline to form a compound of formula (4):

c). cyclizing the compound of formula (4) to form a compound of formula (5):
andd). converting compound (5) to 3-(2-cyanophenyl)-5-(2-pyridyl)-1-phenyl-1,2-dihydropyridin-2-one (1) (Perampanel).

US Pat. No. 10,111,802

WEARABLE ROBOT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling a wearable robot, the wearable robot including sensors and a controller, the method comprising:measuring, via the sensors, electrical signals from a scalp of a wearer of the wearable robot such that the measured electrical signals include signals related to at least a head muscle movement of the wearer resulting from the wearer walking;
estimating, via the controller, a current walking speed of the wearer using the measured electrical signals related to the head muscle movement of the wearer; and
outputting, via the controller, an assistive torque such that the estimated currant walking speed approximates a target walking speed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,799

TRIM-TO-FIT THERAPEUTIC COMPRESSION GARMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

BSN Medical, Inc., Charl...

9. A method of treating a condition of a patient's limb, the method comprising:obtaining a compression garment wrappable about the limb, wherein the compression garment comprises:
an upper band;
lower bands; and
an attachment mechanism attaching the upper band to the lower bands;
obtaining a template comprising markings showing where to trim the compression garment to fit a smaller size limb, the markings indicating a compressed scale considering stretch at application of the compression garment;
taking a measurement of a circumference of the limb of the patient;
overlaying at least a portion of the compression garment with the template;
cutting the compression garment proximate a marking of the markings matching the measurement;
cutting away the upper band by trimming the attachment mechanism; and
donning the cut compression garment on the limb.

US Pat. No. 10,111,765

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE BRANCH ENDOGRAFTS

Red Vascular Technologies...

1. A system for treating disease involving branching vessels of a mammal, comprising:a main cover (412) having a main lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough, a first take-off opening (432) wherein the main cover is configured to expand in, and contact a wall of, a main vessel of a mammal; and
a first branch cover (422) attached to the first take-off opening (432) on one side of the main cover (412) and having a branch lumen in fluid communication with the main lumen, wherein the main cover is configured to expand in, and contact a wall of, a first branch vessel that branches from the main vessel;
wherein the branch cover (422) has a longitudinal length extending from the take-off (432) to a distal end of the branch cover and wherein the branch cover is tapered from a wide cross-section where connected to the take-off opening to a narrower cross-section along more distal portions (421) of the branch cover's axial length; and
wherein the branch cover is integrally formed with the main cover and is configured move relatively freely axially, radially, and rotationally along its long axis to accommodate placement in a branch artery whose ostium at a main vessel is axially and/or radially misaligned with the branch graft cover's take-off opening.

US Pat. No. 10,111,764

PROSTHESIS INCLUDING RETRACTABLE ANCHORING MEMBERS

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A prosthesis for engaging with a body vessel comprising:a tubular frame comprising rings which are concentric along an axis of the tubular frame, the rings have a serpentine shape with apexes in a longitudinal direction such that the rings are configured to move between a compressed configuration and an expanded configuration, a first ring of the rings comprises:
a first apex comprising:
a first anchoring member extending radially outward; and
a first crossbar extending radially inward; and
a second apex that neighbors the first apex,
wherein the first crossbar extends toward the second apex and extends radially inward further than the second apex, and when in the compressed configuration, the first crossbar engages the second apex such that the first apex and the second apex move radially away from each other and the first anchoring member is moved radially inward further than the second apex.

US Pat. No. 10,111,762

PARALLELOGRAM LOAD CELL

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A powered leg device, comprising:a shank extending substantially along a shank axis and comprising a first member comprising first joints, a second member comprising second joints and disposed in series with the first member along the shank axis, a plurality of links mechanically coupling the first member to the second member via the first and the second joints, and at least one sensor for generating at least one signal indicating a separation between the first member and the second member, a foot extending along a foot axis and comprising a resilient toe portion and a resilient heel portion;
a powered ankle joint coupling the foot portion to the shank portion; and
a controller for controlling at least the powered ankle joint based on the at least one signal,
wherein the first member, the second member, and the plurality of links are arranged to define at least one substantially planar parallelogram linkage having a plane of motion substantially parallel to the foot axis and a constrained range of motion, wherein a component for the motion in the constrained range parallel to the shank axis is substantially greater than a component for the motion in the constrained range perpendicular to the shank axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,753

ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IMPLANTS WITH HOMOGENEOUS BODY SUBSTANTIALLY FREE OF PORES AND INCLUSIONS

Titan Spine, Inc., Mequo...

1. A method for producing an implant substantially free of pores and inclusions and having one or more bioactive surfaces, comprising:(a) melting a metal source material to form a molten metal;
(b) depositing the molten metal onto a substrate to form a layer of the implant;
(c) depositing the molten metal onto the previously formed layer of the implant to form the next layer of the implant, wherein depositing the molten metal according to this step partially melts the previously formed layer onto which the molten metal is deposited, thereby producing a substantially homogenous and substantially unitary crystal structure between the previously formed layer and the next layer;
(d) repeating step (c) until the implant is completed;
(e) optionally, partially remelting one or more surfaces of the implant to smooth the one or more surfaces;
(f) etching or partially melting one or more surfaces of the implant to form macro structures and micro structures in the one or more surfaces; and
(g) after step (f), etching the one or more surfaces of the implant to form nano structures in the one or more surfaces, thereby producing an implant substantially free of pores and inclusions and having one or more bioactive surfaces, with the proviso that the method does not include remelting or compression of the implant to homogenize the layers.

US Pat. No. 10,111,743

WRAPPING CLIP FOR SECURING A FLEXIBLE LINE TO ANOTHER OBJECT

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A securing device configured to facilitate the securing of a flexible line to another object, the device comprising:a single continuous length of wire, shaped to form the following elements:
a main shaft having a working end and a clip end;
a first loop extending from the main shaft in a first direction;
wherein the first loop is formed as a continuous loop having a first loop beginning at the clip end of the main shaft, curving away from the main shaft, and curving back toward the main shaft to a first loop end;
second loop extending from the main shaft in a second direction and in the same plane as the first loop;
wherein the second loop is formed as a continuation of the wire, beginning from where the first loop ends at the main shaft, extending past the main shaft, and curving back toward the beginning of the first loop, such that the second loop has a second loop end tightly adjacent to the first loop beginning, such that when the line is wrapped between the first loop and the second loop, there is a first point of contact between the line and the clip that contributes to frictional retention of the line in the clip
a locking clip formed as straight secondary shaft extending from the second loop end, parallel to and tightly adjacent to the main shaft such that when the line is wedged between the main shaft and the secondary shaft, there is a second point of contact between the line and the clip that contributes to frictional retention of the line in the clip;
wherein the working end of the main shaft ends at the lowermost extremity of the securing device and the first and second loop form the uppermost extremity of the securing device.

US Pat. No. 10,111,726

RISK INDICATION FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A system for computing a risk, the risk relating to injuring an anatomical structure of a patient, by a medical device comprising a needle object, during a medical procedure, the system comprising:an image acquisition unit which acquires image data of the anatomical structure;
a memory, including computer readable instructions; and
a computer processor, wherein the computer processor executes the computer readable instructions, which causes the computer processor to:
obtain, during the medical procedure, a position of the anatomical structure based on the acquired image data, wherein the anatomical structure comprises at least one blood vessel;
obtain, during the medical procedure, a current actual position of the medical device used in the medical procedure with respect to the anatomical structure;
obtain risk data associated with the anatomical structure; and
compute the risk relating to injuring the anatomical structure for the current actual position of the medical device, based on the current actual position of the medical device which is determined from coordinates and directional cosines, the position of the anatomical structure, and the risk data which is determined from coordinates and directional cosines,
wherein the risk is defined as a ratio calculated by summing a first distance and a second distance and dividing the sum by a third distance,
wherein the first distance is defined from an axis of the needle object to a nearest point on the at least one blood vessel, wherein the second distance is defined as a predefined distance, and wherein the third distance is defined as a distance from the end of the needle object to a second nearest point on the blood vessel, and
wherein the computed risk is used to navigate the medical device with respect to the anatomical structure during the medical procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,111,725

MASSAGE TOOL CASE

15. An instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) system comprising:a first substantially flat massage tool;
a case comprising a structure with a top surface, the top surface having a first recess shaped to receive and situate the first substantially flat tool in a horizontal position relative to the top surface, and the structure including a first slot having a top opening width that is larger than a bottom width of the first slot to receive and situate the substantially flat tool in an angled position extending away from the top surface;
a box separated into a first cavity and a second cavity, the first cavity configured to accept the structure, the structure inserted therein;
an accessory;
an additional structure configured to fit in the second cavity and inserted therein, the additional structure having a top surface with a third recess shaped to receive and situate the accessory, the accessory inserted into the third recess;
a lid divided into a first section, a second section, and a third section,
a rear top edge of the box hingedly attached to an inner edge of the first section of the lid, an outer edge of the first section of the lid hingedly attached to an inner edge of the second section of the lid, and an outer edge of the second section of the lid hingedly attached to an inner edge of the third section of the lid,
the first section of the lid and the third section of the lid each having a length about equal to a height of the box, and the second section of the lid having a length about equal to a difference between the length of the box and the height of the box,
the lid configured to have an open position with the first section of the lid folded against a back wall of the box, and the second section of the lid and the third section of the lid folded against a bottom surface of the box, and
the lid further configured to have a closed position with the first section of the lid and the second section of the lid laying over a top of the box, and the third section of the lid folded against a front wall of the box and held in place by a magnetic attraction between magnetic material in the third section of the lid and magnetic material in the front wall of the box.

US Pat. No. 10,111,721

HYBRID ROBOTIC SURGERY WITH MIRRORED AND MIMICKED MOTION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical system, comprising:an electromechanical tool;
an electronic control system in electronic communication with the electromechanical tool, the control system being configured to control operation of the electromechanical tool;
a controller actuable to communicate a control signal to the electromechanical tool via the electronic control system to operate the electromechanical tool; and
a switch;
wherein the electromechanical tool has a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of the controller, and a second mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mirrors movement of the controller; and
wherein the switch is configured to switch the electromechanical tool between the first and second modes, and the switch is configured to disable one or more sensors upon activation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,713

SURGERY ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, SURGERY ASSISTANCE METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN SURGERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A surgery assistance apparatus that is connected to a display device, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor connected to the memory and configured to:
obtain a three-dimensional medical image of a subject to be examined;
extract a region of target tissue from the obtained three-dimensional medical image;
extract an abnormal region from the extracted region of target tissue;
obtain, based on each of at least two excision region determination conditions, at least two excision methods, each of which is classified by excision regions satisfying the each of at least two excision region determination conditions for the abnormal region; and
display images on the display device, of the at least two obtained excision methods,
wherein each of the images is generated according to each of the at least two excision methods, and is displayed on the display device so that an excision region which is determined by each of the at least two excision methods, is distinguishable from another region,
wherein the processor obtains evaluation values corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions,
wherein the display device displays the obtained evaluation values, and
wherein the display device displays a list in which the excision methods corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions and the evaluation values are correlated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,708

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING AND IDENTIFYING THE FUNCTIONAL NERVES INNERVATING THE WALL OF ARTERIES AND CATHETERS FOR SAME

SYMAP MEDICAL (SUZHOU), L...

1. A method of mapping a parasympathetic renal nerve, comprising the steps of:a) introducing a catheter into the lumen of a renal artery such that a tip of said catheter contacts a site on an inner wall of said renal artery;
b) measuring one or more physiological parameters to obtain baseline measurements before introducing an electrical current to the site, said physiological parameters are selected from the group consisting of systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, and heart rate;
c) applying electrical stimulation by introducing said electrical current to the site via the catheter, wherein said electrical current is controlled to be sufficient to elicit changes in said physiological parameters when there is an underlying parasympathetic nerve at the site; and
d) measuring said physiological parameters at a specific time interval after each electrical stimulation, wherein a decrease of said physiological parameters below the baseline measurements after said electrical stimulation would indicate that a parasympathetic renal nerve has been mapped at said site.

US Pat. No. 10,111,706

RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION CATHETER WITH OPTICAL TISSUE EVALUATION

MEDLUMICS S.L., Madrid (...

1. A catheter comprising:a proximal section;
a distal section, the distal section comprising:
one or more electrodes configured to apply RF energy to a portion of a sample in contact with the one or more electrodes, such that the portion of the sample is ablated;
a plurality of interconnected optical ports configured to transmit one or more beams of exposure radiation away from the distal section of the catheter and receive one or more beams of scattered radiation that have been reflected or scattered from the sample, wherein the plurality of interconnected optical ports are formed on a substrate having rigid sections and flexible sections; and
a holder configured to maintain the plurality of interconnected optical ports in a fixed spatial relationship; and
a multiplexer configured to direct the one or more beams of exposure radiation from a source beam of radiation and combine the one or more beams of scattered radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,699

RF TISSUE SEALER, SHEAR GRIP, TRIGGER LOCK MECHANISM AND ENERGY ACTIVATION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An electrosurgical instrument for operating on tissue, comprising:a first arm comprising a first handle and a first jaw;
a second arm pivotally connected to the first arm, the second arm comprising:
a second handle;
a second jaw comprising an electrode operable to deliver radio frequency (RF) energy to tissue;
an energy button operable to activate the RF energy;
a knife configured to translate within slots defined in the first and second jaws; and
a push plate operably connected to the knife such that a proximal motion of the push plate extends the knife and a distal motion of the push plate retracts the knife; and
a knife lockout mechanism comprising a first end of a movement arm pivotally connected at a first end of the first arm, wherein the movement arm is operable to prevent operation of the knife.

US Pat. No. 10,111,697

DEVICE FOR DELIVERING VISCOUS MATERIAL

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A system for delivering a viscous material into a site in a patient, comprising:an actuator including an actuator vessel and an electric motor;
a delivery tube, having a first end, a second end and an inner bore, wherein the first end is coupled to the actuator;
a plunger housed within the delivery tube, and
a container having a connection port for connecting to the second end of the delivery tube and an exit port, and containing a viscous material, wherein the viscous material is a PMMA-based bone cement, and
wherein the actuator is adapted to advance the plunger.