US Pat. No. 10,192,941

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate having flexibility and including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form in a first direction and a second direction, the first direction and second direction mutually intersecting each other;
a transistor layer which is arranged above the first substrate, includes at least one transistor arranged in each of the plurality of pixels, and has an inorganic insulation layer formed in the plurality of pixels in common and a plurality of aperture parts that pass through the inorganic insulation layer, extend in the second direction, and are arranged between two transistors arranged in two of the plurality of pixels adjacent in the first direction;
a plurality of first groups of wirings extending continuously in the first direction and connected to each of a plurality of pixels arranged in the first direction among the plurality of pixels;
a plurality of second groups of wirings extending in the second direction and connected to each of a plurality of pixels arranged in the second direction among the plurality of pixels;
a first organic insulation layer on the transistor layer; and
a second organic insulation layer on the first organic insulation layer, wherein
the first groups of wirings are arranged between the first and the second organic insulation layers, and
a shape of each of the first groups of wirings is a corrugated form with curves that repeat in the first direction that is perpendicular to the second direction in a cross-sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,192,865

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device having an SiC-IGBT and an SiC-MOSFET in a single semiconductor chip, comprising:a second conductive-type SiC base layer having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface of the second conductive-type SiC base layer being on a second conductive-type SiC substrate, the second conductive-type SiC substrate having a first surface facing the second surface of the SiC base layer and a second surface opposite the first surface of the SiC substrate and defining a drain region of the SiC-MOSFET;
a trench etched in the second surface of the SiC substrate;
first conductive-type impurities implanted in a bottom surface of the trench so as to form a collector region in the bottom surface, the collector region having a first surface extending along the second surface of the SiC base layer and a second surface extending along a thickness direction of the SiC base layer;
first conductive-type impurities implanted in the first surface of the SiC base layer so as to form a channel region in a surficial portion of the SiC base layer; and
second conductive-type impurities implant into the first surface of the SiC base layer so as to form an emitter region in a surficial portion of the channel region, the emitter region serving also as a source region of the SiC-MOSFET, wherein
the SiC base layer includes a first region having a first impurity concentration in contact with the channel region and a second region having a second impurity concentration higher than the first impurity concentration and surrounding the collector region such that the second region is in contact with both the first surface and the second surface of the collector region, and
the second region of the SiC base layer is independent from the drain region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,841

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a first device having a first upper surface and a first side, wherein the first upper surface and the first side form a first corner of the first device; and
a bump structure disposed over the first upper surface, wherein the bump structure extends laterally across the first side of the first device;
wherein the first device comprises a missing corner, and the bump structure fills the missing corner.

US Pat. No. 10,192,830

SELF-SIMILAR AND FRACTAL DESIGN FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A electronic circuit comprising:an elastic substrate; and
a stretchable metallic or semiconducting device component supported by said elastic substrate; said stretchable metallic or semiconducting device component comprising a plurality of electrically conductive elements each having a primary unit cell shape, said electrically conductive elements connected in a sequence having a secondary shape providing an overall two-dimensional spatial geometry characterized by a plurality of spatial frequencies, wherein said two-dimensional spatial geometry is a self-similar two-dimensional geometry;
wherein said two-dimensional spatial geometry of said metallic or semiconducting device component allows for accommodation of elastic strain along one or more in-plane or out of plane dimensions, thereby providing stretchability of said electronic circuit, and
wherein said sequence of electrically conductive elements is further characterized by a tertiary shape comprising a repeating series of said electrically conductive elements comprising said secondary shape.

US Pat. No. 10,192,822

MODIFIED TUNGSTEN SILICON

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:forming a tungsten silicon layer on the top surface of an insulator, wherein the tungsten silicon layer consists of tungsten and silicon with a molar ratio of silicon to tungsten in the range of about 2.2 to about 3.0;
introducing nitrogen into the tungsten silicon layer to form a nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein a concentration of nitrogen in the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer is 1 mole % to about 40 mole %; and
forming a first conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer and a second conductive material directly on the top surface of the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer, wherein the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer forms an electrical connection between the first conductive material and the second conductive material, and wherein the forming of the first and second conductive materials comprises filling a first opening and a second opening of a dielectric layer formed on the nitrogen-containing tungsten silicon layer with the first conductive material and the second conductive material respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,782

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING A PLURALITY OF ETCH STOP LAYERS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:providing a first interlayer dielectric layer having a conductive pattern;
sequentially forming a first etch stop layer, a second etch stop layer, a second interlayer dielectric layer and a mask pattern on the first interlayer dielectric layer;
forming an opening in the second interlayer dielectric layer using the mask pattern as a mask, the opening exposing a top surface of the second etch stop layer; and
performing an etching process in a single etch, the single etch including removing the mask pattern and the second etch stop layer exposed by the opening to expose a top surface of the first etch stop layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,780

SELF-ALIGNED MULTIPLE PATTERNING PROCESSES USING BI-LAYER MANDRELS AND CUTS FORMED WITH BLOCK MASKS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming an upper layer and a lower layer of a mandrel line over a first hardmask;
forming a non-mandrel cut block over a portion of a non-mandrel line;
after forming the non-mandrel cut block, removing the upper layer of the mandrel line;
forming a first etch mask over a first section of the lower layer of the mandrel line that is arranged laterally between adjacent second sections of the lower layer and that defines a mandrel cut block over a first portion of the first hardmask;
after forming the first etch mask, removing the second sections of the lower layer of the mandrel line to expose respective second portions of the first hardmask; and
removing the second portions of the first hardmask with a first etching process to form a trench in the first hardmask,
wherein the first portion of the first hardmask is masked by the mandrel cut block during the first etching process.

US Pat. No. 10,192,779

BULK SUBSTRATES WITH A SELF-ALIGNED BURIED POLYCRYSTALLINE LAYER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A structure comprising:a plurality of trench isolation regions surrounding an active device region composed of a single-crystal semiconductor material; and
a first non-single-crystal layer having a first section arranged beneath the trench isolation regions and a second section arranged beneath the active device region,
wherein the first section of the first non-single-crystal layer has a first width in a vertical direction, and the second section of the first non-single-crystal layer has a second width in the vertical direction that is less than the first width of the first section of the first non-single-crystal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,766

ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK DEVICE

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An electrostatic chuck device comprising, in the following order:an electrostatic chuck section having one principal surface serving as a placing surface on which a plate-shaped sample is placed, and having a built-in electrostatic attracting internal electrode;
a first adhesion layer;
a sheet material;
a second adhesion layer; and
a temperature adjusting base section which adjusts a temperature of the electrostatic chuck section to a desired temperature,
wherein the first adhesion layer includes a joining layer having a layer thickness in a range of 1 nm to 500 nm, and a silicone adhesive layer having a thickness in a range of 2 ?m to 30 ?m, and
the second adhesion layer includes a joining layer having a layer thickness in a range of 1 nm to 500 nm, and a silicone adhesive layer having a thickness in a range of 2 ?m to 30 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,192,764

OVERHEAD TRANSPORT VEHICLE

MURATA MACHINERY, LTD., ...

1. An overhead transport vehicle comprising:a body capable of travelling along a track; and
a grip liftably provided in the body by a plurality of suspensions and capable of gripping an article; wherein
the overhead transport vehicle includes a vibration-proof portion disposed between the plurality of suspensions and the grip;
the vibration-proof portion includes:
a first vibration-proof portion disposed on a side, where a first load acts, in a travelling direction of the body or in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to both the travelling direction and a lifting direction of the grip; and
a second vibration-proof portion disposed on a side, where a second load larger than the first load acts, in the travelling direction or in the width direction and having a larger repulsive force than a repulsive force of the first vibration-proof portion; and
the first vibration-proof portion and the second vibration-proof portion each includes a spring or a plurality of springs.

US Pat. No. 10,192,710

ION MILLING APPARATUS AND ION MILLING METHOD

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An ion milling apparatus comprising:an ion gun that generates an ion beam;
a sample chamber that can maintain a vacuum state in which irradiation processing by the ion beam generated by the ion gun is performed; and
gas injection means for injecting a gas toward the inside of the ion gun.

US Pat. No. 10,192,708

ELECTRON EMITTER SOURCE

OREGON PHYSICS, LLC, Bea...

1. An electron emitter comprising:a wehnelt
an anode spaced downstream from said wehnelt;
a co-axial aperture formed through said wehnelt and said anode; and
an emitter extending into said co-axial aperture so that a terminal surface of said emitter is positioned between said wehnelt and said anode, said emitter having a cylindrical base formed of a high work function material having a hole formed through said terminal surface and extending into a body of the cylindrical base, said emitter further including a structure formed of a low work function material embedded within said hole and having an exposed emissive area,
wherein said emitter is heated and biased to a negative voltage relative to the anode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,704

TUNING FORK TERMINAL SLOW BLOW FUSE

LITTELFUSE, INC., Chicag...

10. A fuse comprising:a housing having first and second halves defining an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion;
a fusible member having first and second terminal portions and a fusible link connected between said first and second terminal portions, each of said first and second terminal portions having first and second prongs and a gap disposed therebetween, said fusible link disposed completely within said upper housing portion and said first and second terminal portions extending away from said fusible link and disposed completely within said lower housing portion, said lower housing portion defining a sidewall extending adjacent substantially an entire length of the first prong such that when a receiving terminal is inserted into said gap the sidewall provides a retention force against substantially the entire length of said first prong; and
a partition formed within said lower housing portion and extending the length of and disposed between the second prong of the first terminal portion and the second prong of the second terminal portion, wherein a distance between each of the second prongs and the partition increases from a first end of each of the second prongs proximate the upper portion to a second end of each of the second prongs distal from the upper portion for allowing the second ends to be displaced a distance toward the partition before engaging the partition.

US Pat. No. 10,192,694

INTERLOCKING CONTROL DEVICE OF MULTIPLE-UNIT TRAIN SAFETY CIRCUIT

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., ...

1. An interlocking control device for a multiple-unit safety circuit, comprising:a protective grounding switch control branch which comprises: a pantograph rising pneumatic circuit cut-off valve, a protective grounding switch turn-off pneumatic circuit cut-off valve and a protective grounding switch turn-off solenoid valve which are connected in series, wherein
when high-voltage equipment of a multiple-unit train is under inspection and maintenance or is powered by an external power supply, a protective grounding switch is turned on, a cock of the pantograph rising pneumatic circuit cut-off valve and a cock of the protective grounding switch turn-off pneumatic circuit cut-off valve are rotated to open a cover of a key box, the protective grounding switch control branch is disconnected, the protective grounding switch turn-off solenoid valve connected in series in the protective grounding switch control branch is powered off to maintain the protective grounding switch in an on state; and
the cover of the key box is mechanically locked by means of the pantograph rising pneumatic circuit cut-off valve and the protective grounding switch turn-off pneumatic circuit cut-off valve.

US Pat. No. 10,192,669

VECTOR MAGNETIC CHARACTERISTIC CONTROLLED MATERIAL AND IRON CORE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A vector magnetic characteristic controlled material, comprising:a grain-oriented electrical steel to which a magnetic domain ultra-refinement process has been applied, the steel including a surface on which continuous and linear scratches are formed in two directions intersecting each other at approximately right angles and having parallel spacing of between about 0.25 mm and about 0.50 mm and in both directions, wherein the parallel spacing is the distance separating parallel scratches, and wherein the material has a magnetic domain structure in which each magnetic domain is divided into plural granular magnetic domains.

US Pat. No. 10,192,656

JOINTED POWER CABLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NKT HV Cables GmbH, Bade...

1. A power cable comprising:a conductive core comprising a conductor including a plurality of sections, and an electrical insulation system enclosing the conductor, and
a sheath enclosing the conductive core,
wherein one of the plurality of sections of the conductor is a first conductor section and another of the plurality of sections of the conductor is a second conductor section, the first conductor section having a first cross-sectional geometry that provides a first ampacity for the first conductor section, and the second conductor section having a second cross-sectional geometry that provides a second ampacity for the second conductor section, wherein the first ampacity is higher than the second ampacity,
wherein the plurality of sections are thermally joined, and wherein the electrical insulation system extends continually from the first conductor section to the second conductor section of the conductor,
wherein the first conductor section comprises a plurality of strands and wherein the first cross-sectional geometry is a first strand configuration, and wherein the second conductor section comprises a plurality of strands and wherein the second cross-sectional geometry is a second strand configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,192,648

TANK CLOSURE CESIUM REMOVAL

Westinghouse Electric Com...

7. A method of removing cesium from a liquid waste stream, comprising:transporting the liquid waste stream through conduit to one or more pre-filters to produce a filtered liquid waste stream;
introducing the filtered liquid waste stream into one or more integral, shielded ion-exchange columns, which comprise:
a shield base having a perimeter;
a shield cap having a perimeter and positioned opposite the shield base;
a shield wall extending longitudinally between the shield base and the shield cap, extending along the perimeter of each of the shield cap and the shield base, and forming an exterior surface;
a shield cavity formed by the shield wall;
a pressure vessel concentrically positioned within the shield cavity, comprising:
a sorbent bed comprising an ion-exchange resin; and
a head space positioned above the sorbent bed;
an outlet pine extending through the shield wall, through the head space, into the sorbent bed and along a vertical length thereof;
an inlet pipe extending through the shield wall and into the head space; and
an air gap formed by an annular space between an outer surface of the pressure vessel and an inner surface of the shield wall;
passing said filtered liquid waste stream through the one or more integral, shielded ion-exchange columns;
separating cesium from the filtered liquid waste stream to produce a clean liquid stream; and
transferring the one or more integral, shielded ion-exchange columns to a storage facility.

US Pat. No. 10,192,620

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE, OPERATING METHOD OF NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE, AND STORAGE DEVICE INCLUDING NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nonvolatile memory device, comprising:a memory cell array including a plurality of nonvolatile memory cells configured to store data therein, wherein each of the nonvolatile memory cells is connected to one of a plurality of word lines and one of a plurality of bit lines of the memory cell array;
a row decoder connected to the word lines and configured to selectively apply at least one word line voltage to at least one of the word lines;
a page buffer connected to the plurality of bit lines; and
a ready/busy signal pin,
wherein the nonvolatile memory device is configured to perform a word line precharge operation by:
causing the ready/busy signal pin to indicate that the nonvolatile memory device is in a precharge busy state wherein the nonvolatile memory device is not available to perform memory access operations for the nonvolatile memory cells;
applying one or more word line precharge voltages to one or more selected word lines among the plurality of word lines to precharge the selected word lines; and
after at least a portion of the word line precharge operation, causing the ready/busy signal pin to transition from indicating the precharge busy state, to indicating that the nonvolatile memory device is in a ready state wherein the nonvolatile memory device is available to perform memory access operations for the nonvolatile memory cells.

US Pat. No. 10,192,592

SYSTEMS AND METHODS INVOLVING DATA BUS INVERSION MEMORY CIRCUITRY, CONFIGURATION AND/OR OPERATION INCLUDING DATA SIGNALS GROUPED INTO 10 BITS AND/OR OTHER FEATURES

GSI TECHNOLOGY, INC., Su...

1. A DRAM device involving data signals grouped into 10 bits, the device comprising:a memory core;
input circuitry that receives a data bus inversion (DBI) bit associated with a data signal as input directly, without transmission through DBI logic associated with an input buffer;
circuitry, including one or both of section circuitry and memory circuitry, that stores the DBI bit into the memory core, reads the DBI bit from the memory core, and provides the DBI bit as output, wherein the memory device stores and processes the DBI bit on an internal data bus as a regular data bit; and
a data buffering circuit coupled to the memory core, the data buffering circuit including a write buffer comprising a data register positioned between the input circuitry and the DBI logic and storing the data to be written into the memory core on a later cycle, an address register storing addresses corresponding to the stored data signal, and a comparator comparing a read address to the addresses stored in the write buffer,
wherein data from the data register is retrieved as an output data signal instead of data from the DBI logic when the comparator determines that the address stored in the address register matches the read address, thereby causing the output data signal to bypass the DBI logic.

US Pat. No. 10,192,556

SPEECH RECOGNITION WITH ACOUSTIC MODELS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving, by one or more computers, an acoustic sequence, the acoustic sequence representing an utterance, and the acoustic sequence comprising a sequence of multiple frames of acoustic data at each of a plurality of time steps;
stacking, by the one or more computers, one or more frames of acoustic data to generate a sequence of modified frames of acoustic data;
subsampling, by the one or more computers, the sequence of modified frames of acoustic data to generate a sequence of subsampled modified frames by removing one or more modified frames from the sequence of modified frames; and
processing, by the one or more computers, the sequence of subsampled modified frames of acoustic data through an acoustic modeling neural network to generate as output, for each subsampled modified frame, a set of scores for the subsampled modified frame, the set of scores for the subsampled modified frame comprising (i) a respective score for each of a plurality of vocabulary phonemes and (ii) a score for a blank character, the score for each vocabulary phoneme representing a respective likelihood that the vocabulary phoneme represents the utterance at the subsampled modified frame and the score for the blank character representing a likelihood that the utterance at the subsampled modified frame is incomplete.

US Pat. No. 10,192,517

METHOD OF ADAPTING A SOURCE IMAGE CONTENT TO A TARGET DISPLAY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for adapting a source image content to a target display from a plurality of different display types offering differing specifications affecting visual perception, the method comprising:providing a target image content associated with the target display; wherein the target image content comprises one or more frames of video content representing a “look and feel” to be transferred onto the source image content;
calculating at least one target histogram for the target image content;
determining one or more prominent features present in the target histogram;
calculating at least one source histogram for the source image content;
manipulating the at least one source histogram to reflect the one or more prominent features determined for the target histogram;
generating an adapted source image content based on the manipulated at least one source histogram;
determining whether the adapted source image content corresponds to both an image quality requirement associated with the target display and an image color perception requirement associated with the target image content; and
determining further one or more prominent features present in the target histogram as well as further manipulating the at least one source histogram to reflect the further one or more prominent features determined for the target histogram and generating a further adapted source image content based on the further manipulated at least one source histogram, if
the adapted source image content does not correspond to both the image quality requirement associated with the target display and the image color perception requirement associated with the target image content; and
wherein the image quality requirement requires specific target properties from the adapted source image content when displayed on the target display; and
a compromise is achieved between the image quality requirement associated with the target display and the image color perception requirement associated with the target image content.

US Pat. No. 10,192,497

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DIMMING LIGHT SOURCE

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. An image display device, comprising:a light source;
a display unit that spatially modulates light from said light source on a basis of an input video signal to form an image;
a histogram acquisition unit that acquires, on the basis of said input video signal, a first histogram, in which image data is indicated by frequencies of levels of brightness, and a second histogram that has a number of levels of brightness that differs from a number of levels of brightness of said first histogram; and
a control unit that implements dimming control for adjusting a luminance of said light source on a basis of said first histogram and said second histogram,
wherein a total sum of histogram count values of said first histogram is equal to a total sum of histogram count values of said second histogram.

US Pat. No. 10,192,444

FORWARD COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD

PLK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD...

1. A forward collision warning method that detects a forward vehicle and warns of a collision with the forward vehicle, the forward collision warning method comprising the steps of:(a) extracting a contour candidate point of an object considered as the forward vehicle from an image taken by a camera;
(b) tracking a movement of the contour candidate point over time;
(c) determining whether the contour candidate point belongs to the vehicle;
(d) setting the contour candidate point to a vehicle contour point of the forward vehicle, when it is determined at the step (c) that the contour candidate point belongs to the vehicle;
(e) estimating a height of the vehicle contour point from the ground surface;
(f) calculating a relative distance to the forward vehicle through Equation 6 below; and
(g) calculating a time to collision (TTC) using the relative distance:

where Z represents the relative distance between an ego vehicle and the forward vehicle, ? represents a focal distance of the camera, h represents a height of the camera, Yc represents the height of the vehicle contour point from the ground surface, and yc represents the height of the vehicle contour point in the image taken by the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,192,435

REMOTE CONTROL OF TRAFFIC HEADS

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A traffic communication network comprising:a signaling system comprising a plurality of light signaling devices disposed around at least one traffic intersection, each including a wireless node having a processor; and
a remote control system configured to wirelessly transmit commands to (i) a traffic intersection controller and (ii) the plurality of light signaling devices via the wireless node, the commands being configured for controlling each of the plurality of light signaling devices;
wherein the plurality of light signaling device are in wireless communication with the remote control system and are configured to transmit status information and provide location information to the remote control system;
wherein the remote control system is configured to wirelessly receive the status information from the plurality of light signaling devices and controls the plurality of light signaling devices, based on the status information received.

US Pat. No. 10,192,413

THEFT DETERRENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

INNOTECH SECURITY, INC., ...

1. A theft deterrent surveillance system, comprising:at least one tablet-type computer, said tablet-type computer having a display screen and at least one camera lens, at least one data storage drive located within said at least one tablet-type computer, said at least one data storage drive storing video from said at least one camera lens while said theft deterrent surveillance system is active, said at least one tablet-type computer having a wireless internet connection to allow said at least one tablet-type computer to connect to an online data storage environment;
at least one holder, said holder having a bottom wall, two pairs of opposing side walls, and an open front area, said holder being constructed and arranged to encompass a tablet-type computer, said holder encompassing said at least one tablet-type computer such that said display screen of said at least one tablet-type computer being visible through said open front area of said at least one holder, said bottom wall having an outer surface including a mounting bracket, said mounting bracket constructed and arranged for mounting said holder to a support structure;
a video lens adapter positioned on said holder, said video lens adapter position corresponding to said at least one camera lens of said at least one tablet-type computer when said at least one tablet-type computer is encompassed within said at least one holder, said video lens adapter enhancing said at least one camera lens;
an online network connected to said at least one tablet-type computer, said online network running a software application on said at least one tablet-type computer, said online network connecting said at least one tablet-type computer to a server, said server running a web-based software, said server displaying all linked tablet-type computers on said theft deterrent surveillance system, said online network allowing a master user the ability to change settings on said at least one tablet-type computer through said software application; and
a dashboard electronically connected to said server to display status indicators for said theft deterrent surveillance system.

US Pat. No. 10,192,393

TECHNIQUES OF USING WEARABLE DEVICES TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

IGT Canada Solutions ULC,...

1. A method of assessing behavior of a player of a wagering game, the method comprising:receiving, at a wagering gaming device that comprises a card reader that reads player and/or credit information, via a wireless communication interface from a wearable device worn by the player of a wagering game, physiological data of the player obtained using at least one sensor of the wearable device worn by the player;
accessing, from a processor-readable storage medium of the wagering gaming device, a history of gaming actions previously performed by the player;
determining, using at least one processor, whether the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding at least one predefined risk threshold based at least in part on an automated analysis of the received physiological data and an occurrence of an event during a playing session that includes at least one of a series of rapid wagers and increasing wager amounts; and
when it is determined that the player is exhibiting behavior exceeding the at least one predefined risk threshold, performing at least one action by the wagering gaming device designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold in response to said determination,
wherein the predefined risk threshold comprises a function of the physiological data and represents a quantity above which the player is considered to exhibit problem gambling behavior,
wherein the at least one action designed to reduce the exhibited behavior below the at least one predefined risk threshold comprises adjusting a speed of the wagering game.

US Pat. No. 10,192,385

BANKNOTE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A banknote processing apparatus, comprising:a first unit including a pair of first guides that are configured to form a first portion of a transfer conveyance path therebetween;
a second unit that is movable with respect to the first unit in a first direction; and
a pair of transfer guides configured to form a second portion of the transfer conveyance path therebetween, a banknote being conveyed between the first unit and the second unit through the first and second portions of the transfer conveyance path in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction, the pair of transfer guides being nested with the pair of first guides in a width direction of the transfer conveyance path, the width direction being orthogonal to both of the first direction and the second direction, each of the transfer guides having a plurality of guide pieces that are separately disposed to each other in the width direction of the transfer conveyance path, each of the guide pieces having a first transfer guide edge portion facing in a direction of a corresponding one of the pair of first guides when the first portion of the transfer conveyance path is in registration with the second portion of the transfer conveyance path, the first transfer guide edge portion having an upper edge and a lower edge, the upper edge being disposed closer, in the first direction, to the second portion of the transfer conveyance path than the lower edge when the first portion of the transfer conveyance path is in registration with the second portion of the transfer conveyance path, the upper edge being closer to the corresponding one of the pair of the first guides than the lower edge, a position of a lowermost edge of each of the first guides being located, in the second direction, at a positional height between an uppermost edge of the first transfer guide edge portion and the lower edge of the first transfer guide edge portion, the lowermost edge being a portion of each of the first guides closest to the second unit, the uppermost edge being a portion of each of the first transfer guide edge portions closest to the first unit.

US Pat. No. 10,192,376

SECURITY CHECKPOINT

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A security checkpoint system, comprising:(a) a one-way mirror for concealingly permitting automated collection of data related to a person at a security checkpoint;
(b) recording equipment for recording said data, said recording equipment being concealed from the person by said one-way mirror; and
(c) a document scanner arranged to scan a document carried by the person,
wherein the data recorded by the recording equipment is automatically compared to the data produced by the document scanner, and
wherein the security checkpoint is operable to display information on the one-way mirror so that the information is visible to persons present at the security checkpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,192,367

VEHICLE BODY FLAW ELIMINATION METHOD USING VIRTUAL MARK AND SYSTEM THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vehicle body flaw elimination method using a virtual mark, comprising:detecting, by a robotic visioner, a flaw formed on a vehicle body surface and outputting corresponding flaw data;
forming, by a controller, a virtual marker corresponding to the flaw data on a 3D model corresponding to the vehicle body;
transmitting, by the controller, data of the 3D model on which the virtual marker is formed to a wearable device; and
detecting, by the controller, a position of the vehicle body and a position of the wearable device to identify the position of the vehicle body and a position of a worker wearing the wearable device, and modifying the 3D model transmitted to the wearable device in a direction in which the worker views the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,340

MULTIPLE PARTICIPANT VIRTUAL REALITY ATTRACTION

Unchartedvr Inc., San Ra...

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

US Pat. No. 10,192,337

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO MEASURED VALUE OF OBJECT

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. A medical imaging apparatus having a display and comprising:one or more processors configured to:
control the display of the medical imaging apparatus to display a measurement start point and measurement direction information on a medical image of an object,
obtain a measured value of a measurement item, and
control the display to display a first indicator for a reference value predetermined for the measurement item and a second indicator for the measured value,
wherein a position of the first indicator is determined based on the reference value, and a position of the second indicator is determined based on the measured value.

US Pat. No. 10,192,335

REMOTE CONTROL HIGHLIGHTER

1. A system for highlighting a portion of a displayed presentation which comprises:a first electronic device for generating a presentation; and
a second electronic device for pinpointing a location on the presentation that represents the center point of a portion of the presentation to be emphasized or highlighted, for determining location of the pinpoint location on the presentation and generating location data corresponding to the determined location on the presentation, and for transmitting the location data to the first electronic device, and the second electronic device further tracks the x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis orientation of the second device relative to that pinpoint location on the presentation, continually communicating the coordinates of that orientation to the first electronic device;
wherein the first electronic device receives the location data, establishes a portion of the presentation to be enlarged or magnified using the location data as its center point, and generates an enlarged, highlighted or magnified copy of that portion upon and as part of the presentation while a remaining part of the presentation remains in place unchanged.

US Pat. No. 10,192,324

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A POINT LIES WITHIN A POLYGON IN A MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPACE

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining whether a point lies within a first polygon in a multidimensional space, the method executable by a processor of a device, the point corresponding to a location of the device, the first polygon bounding an area on a map displayable on the device, the method comprising:reading, from a non-transitory computer-readable medium, region coordinates of at least one of a plurality of regions of the multidimensional space each encompassing a respective portion of first polygon coordinates, the first polygon coordinates defining first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, each region comprising a respective region boundary such that each region boundary intersects at least once the first polygon boundaries of the first polygon, the regions approximating the first polygon;
accessing point coordinates defining a position of the point in the multidimensional space;
executing an analysis of the region coordinates and the point coordinates to determine a number of times a ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects the plurality of regions;
generating, based on the number of times the ray projecting from the point towards any direction intersects any of the plurality of regions, one of an indication that the point lies within the first polygon and an indication that the point does not lie within the first polygon;
using, by the device, the generated indication for displaying the map to a user of the device;
wherein the multidimensional space has only two dimensions, and each one of the regions is a respective area of the multidimensional space consisting of:
all points no further than a first boundary distance away from a first side of a line approximating the respective portion of the first polygon of the one of the regions, the first boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the first side of the line to a point most distant from the first side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon; and
all points no further than a second boundary distance away from a second side of the line, the second boundary distance being a shortest distance away from the second side of the line to a point most distant from the second side of the line on the respective portion of the first polygon.

US Pat. No. 10,192,322

MEDICINE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, MEDICINE SHAPE MEASURING APPARATUS AND MEDICINE DISPENSING APPARATUS

YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD., T...

1. A medicine dispensing apparatus, comprising:a shape measuring unit configured to measure a size of a medicine;
a medicine cassette comprising a tablet containing cavity, a conveying member for conveying tablets passing through a dispensing path toward the dispensing port, height and width restricting members disposed along the dispensing path, wherein the cassette is configured to dispense the medicine, while being adjustable by changing one or both of a height and a width of a dispensing path, where the height and the width are changed by:
(a) adjusting the distance between the dispensing path and a lower end position of a height restricting member; and
(b) adjusting the projecting amount of the width restricting member toward the dispensing path;
an adjusting unit on which the medicine cassette can be detachably mounted wherein the adjusting unit comprises driving motors to drive gear transmission mechanisms linked to the height and width restricting members in such a manner as to change one or both of the height and the width of the dispensing path in the medicine cassette; and
a control unit configured to control the adjusting unit according to the size of the medicine obtained by the shape measuring unit to change one or both of the height and the width of the dispensing path in the medicine cassette mounted on the adjusting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,192,299

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING AUTHENTICITY OF PACKAGED ITEMS

Zortag, Inc., Great Neck...

1. A method of verifying authenticity of items, comprising:during manufacture and packaging of the items, marking the items with individual item characteristics, placing the marked items in a package, determining a first item authentication code from the individual item characteristics of the marked items, generating a first package authentication code, and marking the package with the first package authentication code, the first item authentication code and the first package authentication code both being visible and stored in a database; and
during authentication in the field, simultaneously capturing an optical image of both the first item authentication code and the first package authentication code, extracting both individual item characteristics of the marked items and a second package authentication code of the package from the captured image, processing the extracted individual item characteristics to generate a second item authentication code, and verifying authenticity of the marked items by matching the first and second package authentication codes and by also simultaneously matching the first and second item authentication codes.

US Pat. No. 10,192,279

INDEXED DOCUMENT MODIFICATION SHARING WITH MIXED MEDIA REALITY

Ricoh Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. A computer-implemented method of modifying documents for shared use, comprising:creating, by a processor, an index in a database by transforming features detected in a document into textual terms that represent both the features and two-dimensional relationships of the features in the document, the features including trigrams of word lengths horizontally and vertically;
receiving, by the processor, a first digital image from a first user, the first digital image including text;
extracting, by the processor from the first digital image, horizontal and vertical features including a geometric arrangement of word lengths in the text of the first digital image;
retrieving, by the processor, the document from the database based on matching the two-dimensional relationships of the features in the document included in the index, including the trigrams of word lengths horizontally and vertically, with the geometric arrangement of word lengths included in the horizontal and vertical features extracted from the first digital image;
receiving, by the processor, user information of users that have interacted with the document;
recognizing, by the processor, that the document is associated with the first user based on searching a database including the user information;
receiving, by the processor, from the first user a modification to the document associated with the first digital image;
applying, by the processor, the modification to the document;
creating, by the processor, a modified document associated with the first user using the modification;
updating, by the processor, the index to include the modification to the document;
receiving, by the processor, a second digital image;
determining, by the processor, that the second digital image includes at least a portion of the document and is similar to the first digital image based on the two-dimensional relationships of the features in the document and the modification of the document included in the index;
determining, by the processor, that the second digital image is associated with a second user based on searching the database including the user information; and
in response to the first user and the second user capturing similar digital images, authorizing, by the processor, the second user to access a web-based interface to communicate with the first user about the modified document posted on the web-based interface by the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,192,263

BRANCH RECOMMENDATION

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

1. A method, comprising:detecting initiation of an electronic activity by a user at a first physical location;
determining that the electronic activity is to be completed at a second physical location different from the first physical location;
determining one or more portions of the electronic activity that remain incomplete;
based on at least one characteristic of the one or more incomplete portions of the electronic activity, identifying a second physical location at which to complete the one or more incomplete portions of the electronic activity, the identifying comprising:
determining that a past location of the user is closer to the second physical location than to a third physical location, the third physical location being different from the first and second physical locations; and
when the past location of the user is closer to the second physical location than to the third physical location, selecting the second physical location at which to complete the electronic activity; and
providing information about the electronic activity to the second physical location.

US Pat. No. 10,192,256

DETERMINING MERCHANT RECOMMENDATIONS

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method, comprising:creating, by a computer based system, a group containing a plurality of merchants based on a common trait within a time period,
wherein the common trait includes at least one of a keyword association, similar industry code, criteria, items sold, offers, behaviors, or transaction information;
determining, by the computer based system, a plurality of consumer transaction accounts that were used to initiate transactions at the plurality of merchants;
assigning, by the computer based system, a score to each of the plurality of merchants based on connectivity, activity, common consumers and merchant over-index,
wherein the merchant over-index includes a ratio of consumers with the transactions at a merchant compared to a baseline population of the consumers;
removing, by the computer based system and from the group, a portion of the plurality of merchants with the score below a threshold;
selecting, by the computer based system, an interest,
wherein the interest is associated with a persona, and
wherein at least one of the interest or the persona include parameters that define the at least one of the interest or the persona;
evaluating, by the computer based system, the group containing the plurality of merchants to determine a seed merchant based on the interest;
determining, by the computer based system, a pool of merchants comprising a first subset of merchants that are associated with the seed merchant and a second subset of merchants of which the seed customer has transacted;
receiving, by the computer based system and from a consumer, a request for recommendations of merchants from the pool of merchants based on the persona presented to the consumer;
detecting, by the computer based system via a real time system, a location of a mobile device of the consumer, in response to the receiving the request for recommendations from the mobile device of the consumer;
monitoring, by the computer based system and via the real time system, the location of the mobile device of the consumer;
adjusting, in real time and by the computer based system via the real time system, a list of recommended merchants associated with the persona based on at least one of the monitoring the location of the mobile device of the consumer, a time of day, or a percentage of the transactions at a meal-time exceeding a percentage of overall transactions;
presenting, by the computer based system and via the real time system and to the mobile device, the list of recommended merchants in response to the adjusting; and
associating, by the computer based system, a consumer profile with the persona and in response to the request for recommendations of the merchants from the consumer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,249

PEER-TO-PEER TRADING PLATFORM

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:a network-based interaction environment including a plurality of peer-to-peer nodes configured to communicate directly with each other using a peer-to-peer protocol, the plurality of peer-to-peer nodes including a first peer-to-peer node; and
a first peer-to-peer client application configured to run on the first peer-to-peer node, the first peer-to-peer client application to maintain persistent item information in a storage device of the first peer-to-peer node, the persistent item information describing an item, the first peer-to-peer client application further to maintain persistent user account information in the storage device of the first peer-to-peer node, the persistent user account information including a plurality of peer-to-peer accounts associated with a user account of the first peer-to-peer node, each peer-to-peer account being assigned to a different role from among a plurality of roles, each role corresponding to a different particular operation in a transaction for the item, at least one peer-to-peer account being assigned to a first role associated with a selling operation in the transaction for the item, at least one other peer-to-peer account being assigned to a second role associated with a buying operation in the transaction, the user account of the first peer-to-peer node being assigned to a third role corresponding to a controlling authorizer for the transaction, the user account of the first peer-to-peer node having a control option to accept or reject at least one of the selling operation or buying operation in the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,192,230

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF THROMBOSIS

Incuvate, LLC, Irvine, C...

1. An aspiration catheter comprising:a proximal end;
a distal end configured to be inserted through a lumen of a guiding catheter and into the vasculature of a patient;
a tubular aspiration member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen;
an elongate support member coupled to the tubular aspiration member and extending between the proximal end of the aspiration catheter and the proximal end of the tubular aspiration member, the elongate support member having a relatively small transverse dimension in relation to the tubular aspiration member; and
at least one annular sealing member coupled to the tubular aspiration member and configured to form an annular seal against an inner surface of the guiding catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,192,210

AUTOMATICALLY EMAILING RECEIPT AT POS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory comprising a payment database that stores a payment account for a user; and
one or more hardware processors configured to execute instructions to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
in response to receiving a request for a payment for a financial transaction between the user and a merchant from a point-of-sale (POS) device for the merchant, processing the payment for the financial transaction using the payment account;
generating, by the system, a transaction identifier for the payment;
transmitting, by the system to the POS device, the transaction identifier with a user identifier for the payment account, wherein the user identifier identifies the payment account without exposing an email address for the user to the merchant;
receiving an electronic communication comprising a receipt for the financial transaction from the POS device of the merchant, wherein the electronic communication comprises a unique email address associated with the system automatically generated by the POS device using the transaction identifier and the user identifier for the financial transaction;
determining the payment for the financial transaction using the transaction identifier in a first portion of the electronic communication;
identifying the payment account using the user identifier in a second portion of the electronic communication; and
storing the receipt with the transaction identifier on the payment database.

US Pat. No. 10,192,157

VISUAL RFID TAGS AND INTERACTIVE VISUAL RFID NETWORKS

OMNI-ID CAYMAN LIMITED, ...

1. A method for displaying information on a dynamic visual RFID tag comprising the steps of:providing a visual RFID tag including a display, an RFID tag, a communications module, a display microcontroller; and an internal energy source wherein the communications module communicates with the display microcontroller wherein the display is self-powered or battery powered;
providing unique information to display on the display of each of a plurality of dynamic visual RFID tags;
using the visual RFID tag unique identifier to identify and compile the unique information transmitted to the dynamic visual RFID; and
displaying the complied information on the display in response to a display prompt wherein the information displayed on the display is derived from information sent from a computer and received wirelessly by the communications module wherein the display prompt is one or more of a change of location of the visual RFID tag and an RFID reader interrogation and wherein data for two or more displays of visual information is held in an integrated circuit associated with the RFID tag and wherein the display prompt is a unique signal that prompts the integrated circuit to direct a single type of the two or more displays of visual information to the display.

US Pat. No. 10,192,155

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BARCODE AND METHOD OF, AND SYSTEM FOR, ELECTRO-OPTICALLY READING THE BARCODE BY IMAGE CAPTURE

Zortag, Inc., Great Neck...

1. A multi-dimensional barcode for storing information to be electro-optically read by image capture, comprising:a label having a substrate;
a plurality of light-modifying elements mounted on, and raised relative to, the substrate and arranged along first and second directions that are orthogonal to each other in a pattern that stores first and second portions of the information, at least some of the raised elements having different heights along a third direction that is orthogonal to the first and second directions to store a third portion of the information, at least some of the raised elements being colored to store a fourth portion of the information; and
a surrounding medium for at least partially encasing at least some of the raised elements, the surrounding medium having a characteristic that stores a fifth portion of the information, the surrounding medium being curable, light-transmissive medium that is applied over the raised elements and is cured in situ on and around the raised elements.

US Pat. No. 10,192,132

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION OF DOTS IN AN IMAGE

MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS...

1. A method of extracting dots in an image, the method comprising:binarizing an image according to an initial intensity threshold to obtain an initial binary image including an initial set of foreground pixels and an initial set of background pixels, wherein for the initial binary image all foreground pixels have a same foreground intensity value and all background pixels have a same background intensity value;
selecting from the initial binary image an initial set of one or more blobs to be part of a selected set of dots, wherein each blob from the initial set of blobs includes an initial subset from the initial set of foreground pixels and has characteristics of a dot;
responsive to determining that a successive binarization is to be performed, repeating the following:
binarizing the image according to a successive intensity threshold to obtain a successive binary image including a successive set of foreground pixels and a successive set of background pixels, wherein the successive intensity threshold is different from any preceding intensity threshold, and
selecting from the successive binary image a successive set of one or more blobs to be part of the selected set of dots, wherein each blob from the successive set of blobs includes a successive subset from the successive set of foreground pixels and has characteristics of a dot; and
responsive to determining that a successive binarization is not to be performed, outputting the selected set of dots.

US Pat. No. 10,192,121

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE, IN PARTICULAR A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

MEKRA LANG NORTH AMERICA,...

1. A display system for a vehicle, comprising:a capturing device mountable to a vehicle and adapted to capture at least part of the immediate vehicle environment and to generate signals corresponding to the captured part of the immediate vehicle environment;
a calculation unit associated with said capturing device and adapted to (i) receive the signals generated by the capturing device, (ii) determine obstacles in the captured immediate vehicle environment, (iii) generate a display image displaying both the vehicle in a stylized or symbolic representation and the obstacle determined in the immediate vehicle environment in a stylized or symbolic representation and its relative position with regard to the vehicle, (iv) determine a motion speed and/or motion direction of the obstacle, and (v) modify the stylized or symbolic representation of the obstacle dependent on the motion speed and/or motion direction, wherein the stylized or symbolic representation is of a vehicle, (vi) determine a trajectory of the determined obstacle and illustrate the same on the display image in the form of an obstacle trace, and (vii) evaluate the prospective trajectory of the determined obstacle and illustrate the same on the display image as prospective obstacle trace; and
a rendering unit associated with the calculation unit and adapted to display the display image generated by the calculation unit in the vehicle and visible to a driver.

US Pat. No. 10,192,119

GENERATING A SUMMARY VIDEO SEQUENCE FROM A SOURCE VIDEO SEQUENCE

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method for generating a summary video sequence from a source video sequence, the method comprising:identifying, in the source video sequence, event video sequences, wherein each event video sequence comprises consecutive video frames in which one or more objects of interest are present;
extracting, from video frames of one or more event video sequences of the event video sequences, pixels depicting the respective one or more objects of interest; and
while keeping spatial and temporal relations of the extracted pixels as in the source video sequence, overlaying the extracted pixels of the video frames of the one or more event video sequences onto video frames of a main event video sequence acting as a background sequence, the main event video sequence being one of the event video sequences, thereby generating the summary video sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,192,077

COMBINED READING APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PRODUCT

HANMI IT CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A combined reading apparatus for identifying a product, the combined reading apparatus comprising:a plate panel configured to recognize Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag information, configured such that an antenna adapted to transmit and receive a Radio Frequency (RF) signal to and from an RFID tag is included therein, and formed in a plate shape having predetermined lengths in a horizontal direction, which is a direction from a front thereof to a rear thereof, and a height direction, which is a direction from a top thereof to a bottom thereof;
a connection bar coupled to one side of the plate panel, configured to support the plate panel, and configured to extend from the plate panel in the horizontal direction of the plate panel by a predetermined length;
a grip formed in a bar shape having a predetermined length so as to be held by a hand, spaced apart from the plate panel by a predetermined distance, and coupled to the connection bar;
a control unit configured to control the RF transmission and reception of the antenna; and
an image code reader disposed on one side of the plate panel, and configured to read an optically recognizable image code,
wherein:
the plate panel comprises a mounting part configured to penetrate the plate panel from one surface of the plate panel to a remaining surface of the plate panel, configured to have a predetermined size, and configured to accommodate the image code reader; and
the image code reader is formed in a shape corresponding to that of the mounting part, comprises an image reading unit configured to read the image code and disposed at one of opposite ends of the image code reader disposed on a front side in the horizontal direction, and is rotated within a predetermined angle range around the height direction so that the image reading unit is selectively exposed to the front side.

US Pat. No. 10,192,033

CAPTURING DATA FOR INDIVIDUAL PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING

Monument Peak Ventures, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a processor, health data, semantic data, and identification data from a subject;
receiving, via the processor, subject image data;
measuring, via the processor, environmental factors;
perform, via the processor, data analysis on the health data, semantic data, and identification data received and the environmental factors;
determining, via the processor, nominal input capture parameters and wellness parameters;
preparing, via the processor, a reference image based on the determined nominal input capture parameters, wellness parameters, and data analysis; and
comparing a received image with the reference image, and determining possible causes and interventions of identified health issues based on comparing the received image with the reference image.

US Pat. No. 10,192,011

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WAVE FIELD ESTIMATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for estimating wave field characteristics in three dimensions (3D) comprising the following steps:using a 3D ray trace model to estimate radio frequency (RF) wave front paths as the RF wave fronts propagate through Earth's atmosphere from a transmitter to a plurality of given points within a geographical area of interest, wherein the 3D ray trace model also estimates each point's phase path, group path, apogee, and hop count;
constructing a ray bundle for each point, wherein each ray bundle has a center axis, a polarization that varies along the bundle's axis, and a field amplitude that varies as a two-dimensional Gaussian curve with distance from the bundle's center axis;
sorting the points into mode constellations according to the points' hop count and apogee characteristics;
constructing a Delaunay triangulation of each mode constellation;
computing a covariance estimation for each triangle in each mode constellation, wherein nearest neighbor points in the Delaunay triangulation are included in the covariance estimation, and the semi-major and semi-minor axes of each ellipse respectively define characteristic scales of the ray bundles' Gaussian cross-section and orientation in space;
estimating the wave field characteristics over the entire geographical area of interest based on a summation of constituent ray bundles' characteristics within each mode constellation; and
adjusting an RF transmitter to compensate for atmospheric conditions based on the estimated wave field characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,191,982

TOPICAL SEARCH PORTAL

Zakata, LLC, Cincinnati,...

1. One or more computer-readable mediums having instructions thereon, the instructions configured to operate a network accessible computer system to perform the steps of:receiving a search query over a computer network;
identifying a topical area related to the search query;
generating a plurality of categorical concepts associated with the identified topical area based, at least in part, on structured information from at least one topical data source;
receiving one or more user instructions, over the computer network, for selecting one or more of the plurality of categorical concepts associated with the identified topical area;
processing the search query through at least one search engine to produce search result data;
generating and customizing, from the search result data and from the one or more selected categorical concepts, a network accessible, persistent guide page in the form of a web page containing the search result data organized as a collection of resources for the selected one or more categorical concepts associated with the identified topical area, wherein the persistent guide page is a single page and the collection of resources is viewable without leaving the single page;
publishing the guide page to the network, upon receipt of a user publication instruction, to allow for (a) subsequent accessing of the guide page by users of the network, (b) subsequent modification of the guide page by users of the network, (c) sharing the guide page with users of the network, and (d) subsequent finding the guide page using a search engine by a user of the network;
presenting a predefined list of categorical concepts to the user on the persistent guide page;
receiving an input from the user identifying a categorical concept of the predefined list of categorical concepts and a resources of the collection of resources;
associating the categorical concept with the resource; and
reorganizing the persistent guide page to reflect the association between the categorical concept and the resource;
wherein accessing the guide page causes the persistent guide page to be displayed on a device as comprising list of the collection of resources, wherein the list of the collection of resources is ordered based upon each resource in the collection of resources being associated with a single categorical concept of the plurality of categorical concepts, and wherein the list of the collection of resources is associated with at least three categorical concepts of the plurality of categorical concepts.

US Pat. No. 10,191,977

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED DATA REVIEW WITH OPTIMIZING FEATURES

Open Text Holdings, Inc.,...

1. An electronic document system, comprising:a processor;
a data store including a plurality of documents;
a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising instructions for:
generating a document map for the plurality of documents within the data store using a topic-related generative model for the plurality of documents by clustering the plurality of documents into topics based on the topic-related generative model;
selecting a control set of documents from the plurality of documents, wherein the control set of documents is selected from a first strata of the plurality of documents and a second strata of the plurality of documents, and wherein the first strata is randomly selected from documents with an initial responsiveness score below a decision boundary score and the second strata is randomly selected from documents with the initial responsiveness score above the decision boundary score;
sending the control set of documents to a user;
receiving a control set metric regarding the control set of documents from the user, wherein the control set metric includes an indicator of responsiveness for each of the documents of the control set of documents;
the document system performing the steps of:
a) determining a responsiveness score for each of the plurality of documents according to a scoring algorithm including determining a document responsiveness probability for the document, determining a weighted topic score for the document for each of a set of topics in the topic-related generative model based on the document responsiveness probability and a topic-document weight between the topic and the document, generating the initial responsiveness score based on the topic-document weights of the document for each topic and the weighted topic score, and normalizing the document responsiveness probability based on the initial responsiveness score to determine the responsiveness score for the document;
b) determining a set of responsive documents and a set of non-responsive documents of the plurality of documents based on the responsiveness score determined for each of the plurality of documents and the decision boundary score;
c) determining a confidence score for the document system using the responsiveness score for each of the documents of the control set and the indicator of responsiveness for each of the control set documents received from the user;
d) selecting one or more of the plurality of documents based on the responsiveness scores of the plurality of documents, wherein the responsiveness score of each of the one or more selected documents is at or near the decision boundary score;
e) presenting the one or more selected documents to the user;
f) receiving an indicator of responsiveness from the user for each of the selected documents;
g) refining the scoring algorithm based on the indicator of responsiveness for each of the selected document; and
h) generating a desired confidence score for the document system and presenting the set of responsive documents to the user when the desired confidence score for the document system is achieved, wherein the confidence score for the document system is determined by comparing the responsiveness score for the documents of the control set to the indicator of responsiveness for the documents of the control set received from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,971

COMPUTER-AUTOMATED DISPLAY ADAPTATION OF SEARCH RESULTS ACCORDING TO LAYOUT FILE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a processing device of a user device, a search query to a search engine;
receiving, by the processing device, search results containing one or more result objects, wherein each result object of the one or more result objects includes a layout identifier, an access mechanism used to access a state of a respective application, and result data;
for each result object of the one or more result objects:
retrieving, by the processing device, a layout file of a plurality of layout files from a storage device of the user device based on the layout identifier of the result object, wherein the layout file corresponds to the respective application and defines a template that is used to generate a user-selectable link corresponding to the respective application;
parsing, by the processing device, the result data of the result object to identify an address corresponding to a third party resource corresponding to the respective application;
sending, by the processing device, a request for content to the identified address corresponding to the third party resource;
receiving, by the processing device, the content from the third party resource; and
generating, by the processing device, the user-selectable link based on the access mechanism of the result object, the layout file, and the content, wherein the generated user-selectable link includes the content received from the third party resource corresponding to the respective application;
generating, by the processing device, displayable search results using the generated user-selectable links; and
displaying, on a display of the user device, the displayable search results.

US Pat. No. 10,191,953

METHOD OF STORING AND EXPRESSING WEB PAGE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in an electronic device comprising a processor, a display, and a memory, comprising:searching web pages based on at least one parameter;
determining whether to store at least one web page of the searched web pages according to at least one of a current time, a network condition, a location, an additional charge condition, and a battery condition;
in response to determining to store the at least one web page, storing the at least one web page without user input;
extracting data from the stored web page;
sorting the extracted data into a plurality of categories;
creating an index page based on the plurality of categories for accessing to the extracted data by a user; and
displaying the index page through the display among a group of index pages,
wherein the at least one parameter, by the processor, is set based on the user's profile,
wherein the index page includes at least one category of the plurality of categories, at least some of the extracted data, at least one function generated according to the at least some of the extracted data, the at least one function executable on the at least some of the extracted data, and
wherein the creating of the index page is based on at least one of structure, layout, format, and design of the index page selected by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,923

SPECIFYING AND APPLYING RULES TO DATA

Ab Initio Technology LLC,...

1. A method for applying a rule to data from one or more data sources, the method including:receiving data from a first data source;
processing, using at least one processor, a particular data unit of an ordered plurality of data units derived at least in part from the data received from the first data source, the processing including:
determining a first set of data units that includes a subset of data units from the ordered plurality of data units, each data unit included in the subset being related to the particular data unit and occurring before the particular data unit in the ordered plurality of data units;
prior to applying the rule to the particular data unit, updating at least one state variable to a state that would result from iterating in order through the first set of data units and, for each data unit of the subset, applying the rule to the data unit; and
applying the rule to the particular data unit including reading the updated value of the state variable, where a result of applying the rule to the particular data unit depends on the updated value of the state variable.

US Pat. No. 10,191,913

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY PROVIDING MEDIA AND ASSOCIATED METADATA

Spotify AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A method of seeking within media content, comprising:at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory:
obtaining, from a remote device, a file header for a file that corresponds to a plurality of clusters, wherein:
the file header includes a cluster index that enables coarse searching within the file, and
the file header omits information that is known to or calculable by the electronic device for extracting content from the file, wherein the omitted information was previously removed at the remote device from the file header before the file header was obtained by the electronic device;
generating the omitted information that was removed at the remote device;
adding the omitted information into the file header;
receiving a request to seek to a position within the file;
in response to receiving the request:
identifying a cluster of the plurality of clusters that includes content that corresponds to the position based on the cluster index;
obtaining a cluster header associated with the cluster based on information retrieved from the cluster index, wherein the cluster header includes a content index that enables fine searching within the cluster;
obtaining cluster data associated with the cluster; and
after obtaining the cluster header, identifying, within the cluster, the content that corresponds to the position based on the content index; and
after identifying the content that corresponds to the position and adding the omitted information into the file header, providing at least a portion of content corresponding to the file to a presentation device for presentation to a user, starting with the content that corresponds to the position.

US Pat. No. 10,191,906

CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DESIGNATED TIME POINTS IN A VERSION EXPIRATION ENVIRONMENT

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method for generating information suitable for use in managing backed up data, comprising:defining a sequence format, where the sequence format includes a plurality of numeric fields that are each associated with a respective partial definition of one or more designated points in time;
parameterizing one of the numeric fields such so that such numeric field embraces a range of possible values;
specifying a condition for one of the parameterized numeric fields;
specifying a parameter value for the condition; and
generating a sequence of designated points in time by running a sequence definition that includes the condition, parameterized numeric field and parameter value, where each designated point in time corresponds to a respective curtain that is associated with one or more rules which, when executed, assign an expiration time to one or more backup versions.

US Pat. No. 10,191,868

PRIORITY FRAMEWORK FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE

AMPERE COMPUTING LLC, Sa...

1. A system for managing priority to a memory subsystem, comprising:a first level memory access handling unit configured to generate memory access requests in accordance with corresponding instructions originating from multiple levels of a computing system architecture, the multiple levels comprising at least an application level, a network level, an operating system level, and a micro-architectural level, wherein the first level memory access handling unit is of a higher level of the computing system architecture relative to the memory subsystem, and the instructions generated by the multiple levels have associated priority indicators assigned in accordance with prioritization schemes respectively associated with the multiple levels, the priority indicators comprising first priority indicators assigned to a first subset of the instructions originating at the application level based on user-defined application priorities, second priority indicators assigned to a second subset of the instructions originating at the network level based on a determination of whether the instructions originate from the network level or an internal level, and third priority indicators assigned to a third subset of the instructions originating at the operating system level based on a determination of whether the third subset of the instructions are associated with an interrupt at the operating system level; and
a memory controller unit of the memory subsystem configured to receive the memory access requests and the priority indicators, and to assign respective memory access priorities of the memory access requests based on the priority indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,191,833

METHOD TO EFFICIENTLY TRIGGER CONCURRENCY BUGS BASED ON EXPECTED FREQUENCIES OF EXECUTION INTERLEAVINGS

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for triggering concurrency bugs, comprising:determining a set of shared memory access instructions of a program using binary analysis of the program;
determining, during runtime, an execution frequency, memory access time, and location of memory accessed for each shared memory access instruction in the set of shared memory access instructions;
selecting, from the set of shared memory access instructions, one or more groups of instructions, wherein each instruction in the group accesses a same memory location as other instructions in its group;
finding pairs of instructions from each group that access the same memory location from a first thread and finding instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and estimating for each pair of instructions a probability that a data race may occur using an average time gap between the instructions in the pair and the execution frequencies;
generating a list of instruction tuples, wherein each tuple includes the pair of instructions from the first thread, the instructions that access the same memory location from another thread, and the average time gap;
calculating a score for each instruction pair in the list using the instruction tuples, wherein calculating the score comprises calculating a score based at least in part on the average time gap and an exponential of a frequency of the instruction that accesses the same memory location from another thread, a n d wherein the score represents a likelihood of triggering a data race by injecting a delay before an instruction in the tuple;
selecting instructions from scored instructions, each selected instruction having a score indicating a lower than a threshold score that the instruction will comprise a last access of a data race;
injecting a delay before a selected instruction in the tuple; and
executing the program with the injected delay to trigger a data race in the instructions to identify a low probability bug.

US Pat. No. 10,191,830

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING AND ANALYZING DATA REGARDING SELF-AWARENESS AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

EXQ, LLC, Atlanta, GA (U...

1. A data processing system for processing data regarding performance evaluation for use in the development of a first user's executive functions, the data processing system comprising:a. at least one computer processor; and
b. memory operatively coupled to the at least one computer processor; wherein the at least one computer processor is adapted for:
i. executing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one computer processor, facilitate performing an electronic activity by the first user;
ii. gathering performance data indicating the first user's performance while the first user performs the electronic activity;
iii. calculating a performance score for the first user based at least in part on the gathered performance data indicating the first user's performance;
iv. digitally storing the performance score for the first user in an electronic record associated with the first user;
v. executing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one computer processor, facilitate evaluating, by the first user, the electronic activity completed by the first user;
vi. displaying, via a graphical user interface, a visual representation that presents a replay of the first user completing the electronic activity;
vii. while displaying the visual representation presenting a replay of the first user completing the electronic activity, gathering feedback data from the first user indicating the first user's performance on the electronic activity;
viii. automatically calculating a self-awareness score of the first user based at least in part on the feedback data provided by the first user, wherein the self-awareness score of the first user is different from the performance score for the first user; and
ix. digitally storing the self-awareness score of the first user in the electronic record associated with the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,820

VIRTUAL PROXY BASED BACKUP

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A backup method, comprising:configuring, by one or more processors, one or more virtual proxies associated with backup operations, wherein the one or more virtual proxies are hosted by one or more physical nodes in a cluster environment;
assigning, by one or more processors, one or more virtual machines in the cluster environment to a corresponding at least one of the one or more virtual proxies, wherein at least a subset of the one or more virtual machines is selected to be assigned to the at least one of the one or more virtual proxies based on a localization of the at least the subset of the one or more virtual machines in relation to the corresponding at least one virtual proxy;
performing, by one or more processors, data rollover during backup of at least one of the one or more virtual machines in the cluster environment that is subjected to backup using the corresponding at least one of the one or more virtual proxies to which the at least one of the one or more virtual machines is assigned.

US Pat. No. 10,191,816

CLIENT-SIDE REPOSITORY IN A NETWORKED DEDUPLICATED STORAGE SYSTEM

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for restoring data to a client system from one or more secondary storage devices, the method comprising:performing with a media agent executing in or more computer processors, a secondary copy operation that copies a plurality of data blocks associated with one or more primary storage devices in a client system to one or more secondary storage devices located remotely from the one or more primary storage devices;
copying at least a portion of the data blocks and a first copy of hash signatures associated with the portion of the data blocks to a client-side repository comprising at least computer memory, wherein the client-side repository is different than the one or more secondary storage devices;
populating an index in communication with the media agent with a second copy of the hash signatures associated with the plurality of the data blocks stored in the one or more secondary storage devices;
receiving a request to restore data to the client system;
querying the client-side repository with the second copy of the hash signature from the index to determine whether the first copy of the hash signature is stored in the client-side repository;
if the querying the client-side repository with the second copy of the hash signature indicates that client-side repository is populated with the first hash signature, accessing the at least one data block associated with the restore data from the client-side repository;
if the querying the client-side repository with the second copy of the hash signature indicates that the client-side repository is not populated with the first hash signature, accessing the at least one data block associated with the restore data from the one or more secondary storage devices; and
monitoring the usage of the client-side repository and the one or more secondary storage devices and pruning the data in the client-side repository based at least in part on the percentage of data restored from the client-side repository.

US Pat. No. 10,191,798

EXTENDED INTERFRAME SPACE (EIFS) EXEMPTIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a first interface configured to obtain a frame received over a medium;
a processing system configured to:
detect an occurrence of an error when processing the frame;
determine an intended recipient of the frame based on information included in the frame; and
after detecting the occurrence of the error, select a deferral period based, at least in part, on the determination, wherein the selection comprises selecting a first deferral period if the determination is that the apparatus is not the intended recipient of the frame, wherein the first deferral period is greater than a second deferral period; and
a second interface configured to refrain from outputting a frame for transmission on the medium during the selected deferral period.

US Pat. No. 10,191,795

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TIMEOUT MONITORING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for timeout monitoring of commands comprising:assigning, by a first microcontroller, each one of the commands to a corresponding one of a plurality of timeout timers in a FIFO manner when corresponding commands are to be transmitted by the first microcontroller over a high speed serial link (HSSL) to a second microcontroller within a same system;
for a first type of command, transmitting over the HSSL, by the first microcontroller, a subsequent command only after receiving a command acknowledge or a timeout to a previously transmitted command; and
for a second type of command, transmitting over the HSSL, by the first microcontroller, a subsequent command before a command acknowledge or a timeout to a previously transmitted command has been received.

US Pat. No. 10,191,786

APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE MASHUP GENERATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of generating application program interface (API) mashups, the method comprising:grouping, via at least one processor, a plurality of APIs into a plurality of sub-clusters based on at least one keyword for each API of the plurality of APIs;
identifying, via the at least one processor, at least one keyword combination for the plurality of sub-clusters based on real-world data and two or more keywords for the plurality of sub-clusters;
determining, via the at least one processor, one or more possible API mashups including two or more APIs of the plurality of APIs for the at least one keyword combination;
determining, via the at least one processor, a similarity score for each possible API mashup of the one or more possible API mashups; and
identifying, via the at least one processor, at least one API mashup from the one or more possible API mashups based on the similarity score for each possible API mashups of the one or more possible API mashups.

US Pat. No. 10,191,784

ADAPTIVE QUEUED LOCKING FOR CONTROL OF SPECULATIVE EXECUTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a queue controller to control removal of threads from a queue, the queue to contain threads that are waiting to be permitted to speculatively execute in a critical section of a multi-threaded program;
a first thread associated with a head node of the queue, the queue controller to control the removal of threads from the queue in response to operations performed by the first thread, and when a number of threads executing in the critical section reaches a quota, the first thread to retry speculatively executing in the critical section and to remain associated with the head node of the queue to prevent a second thread corresponding to a second node of the queue from retrying speculatively executing in the critical section; and
an adjuster to change a number of threads permitted to speculatively execute based on a rate of threads currently speculatively executing transactions in the critical section, the adjuster is implemented via a logic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,191,783

UDP MULTICAST OVER ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving application data from an event listener comprising a transport component and a web component by a processing device of an infrastructure service system, wherein the infrastructure service system comprises a first enterprise service bus (ESB) associated with an enterprise messaging system, wherein the application data comprises business rules to be shared between a first application in communication with the first ESB and a second application in communication with a second ESB associated with the enterprise messaging system;
forming, using the application data, a message by the processing device; and
transmitting, by the processing device, via the first ESB, the message via User Datagram Protocol (UDP) multicast over a public channel to a multicast address associated with a plurality of receivers associated with the second ESB, wherein the second ESB is subscribed to the multicast address.

US Pat. No. 10,191,774

HARDWARE ACCELERATION OF WEB APPLICATIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for enabling hardware acceleration of a web application, comprising:parsing a web page using a scripting engine, wherein the web page necessitates running the web application; and
accessing, through a compute context object, one or more Application Program Interfaces (APIs) that distribute tasks of the web application among multiple cores of a multi-core central processing unit (CPU) or graphical processing unit (GPU) to create one or more kernels to operate on the multiple cores, wherein the compute context object is created in response to instantiating a compute context class, the compute context object acts as a bridge between the scripting engine and the one or more APIs, the compute context object defines one or more hardware acceleration APIs providing one or more bindings to the one or more APIs, the one or more kernels operate on the multiple cores using the one or more bindings, the compute context object further defines one or more additional hardware acceleration APIs providing one or more additional bindings to the one or more APIs, clean up in response to the hardware acceleration of the web application is performed using the one or more additional bindings, the one or more APIs are one or more OpenCL APIs, and the one or more additional hardware acceleration APIs comprise one or more Web Acceleration APIs that are bound to the one or more OpenCL APIs.

US Pat. No. 10,191,770

MAINTENANCE TASKS BASED ON DEVICE ROLE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media having stored thereon instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to configure the computer system to update a computing device, including instructions that are executable to configure the computer system to perform at least the following:
identify a defined computing system role for the computing device, wherein the defined computing system role defines a specific predefined purpose of the computing device;
based on the defined computing system role for the computing device, identify a schedule correlated to the defined computing system role, wherein the schedule comprises predetermined time periods, the predetermined time periods defining at least one of when computing devices having the defined computing system role should he active, when computing devices having the defined computing system role should be idle, or when computing devices having the defined computing system role should have maintenance tasks performed;
based on the predetermined time periods in the schedule, identify one or more times for performing maintenance tasks for the defined computing system role, and thus for the computing device such that the times for performing maintenance on the computing device are directly correlated to and based on the defined computing role for the computing device; and
perform one or more maintenance tasks on the computing device, at the one or more times identified for maintenance for the defined computing system role according to the identified schedule; and
wherein the performing one or more maintenance tasks on the computing device comprises performing updates, including at least one of application updates, operating system updates, application store updates, or security updates.

US Pat. No. 10,191,760

PROXY RESPONSE PROGRAM, PROXY RESPONSE DEVICE AND PROXY RESPONSE METHOD

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

10. A method for a proxy response by a computer, the method comprising:requesting suspension or pausing of a virtual machine when an idle state of the virtual machine is detected;
changing, when the virtual machine is suspended or paused, settings information of a communication control device that controls communication between a terminal device and the virtual machine, so as to transfer access from the terminal device to the virtual machine that is to be suspended or paused, to the computer;
sending, when the access to the virtual machine that is suspended or paused is transferred, a response to the terminal device on the basis of communication response settings information relating to a communication response to the terminal device by the virtual machine that is suspended or paused; and
requesting resumption of the virtual machine that is suspended or paused in response to the transfer of the access.

US Pat. No. 10,191,759

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT WORKLOADS FROM VIRTUAL MACHINES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a graphics processing unit (GPU) comprising multiple GPU engines;
a microcontroller in the GPU; and
a storage medium having stored thereon instructions which, when executed, implement a virtual machine manager (VMM) to instantiate a virtualization driver interface (vdriver interface) that is adapted to
(a) communicate with the GPU via the microcontroller,
(b) enable multiple virtual machines (VMs) to communicate with the GPU,
(c) store, to memory that is accessible to the microcontroller, a first GPU state for a first VM among the multiple VMs, and
(d) store, to the memory that is accessible to the microcontroller, a second GPU state for a second VM among the multiple VMs;
wherein each VM, when instantiated, is associated with a unique Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) device function number and comprises a paravirtualized GPU driver (pdriver) to enable that VM to communicate with the GPU via the vdriver interface, at least in part by enabling that VM to send GPU state for that VM to the vdriver interface of the VMM, for subsequent utilization by the microcontroller in the GPU;
wherein the microcontroller is adapted to
(a) obtain the first GPU state for the first VM, after the vdriver interface of the VMM has received the first GPU state from the pdriver of the first VM and stored the first GPU state to the memory,
(b) obtain the second GPU state for the second VM, after the vdriver interface of the VMM has received the second GPU state from the pdriver of the second VM and stored the second GPU state to the memory,
(c) assign a first schedule slot for the first VM to access a first GPU engine among the multiple GPU engines,
(d) assign a second schedule slot for the second VM to access a second GPU engine among the multiple GPU engines, and
(e) in preparation for transitioning execution from the first VM to a third VM among the multiple VMs, saving the first GPU state for the first VM and restoring a third GPU state for the third VM;
wherein the GPU is adapted to grant exclusive access to the first GPU engine for the first VM when the first VM accesses the first GPU engine; and
wherein, when the first GPU engine executes a memory access instruction provided by the first VM, the first GPU engine is adapted to use the PCI device function number associated with the first VM to execute the memory access instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,754

VIRTUAL MACHINE DEVICE HAVING KEY DRIVEN OBFUSCATION AND METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device comprising:a memory to store multiple operation routines, wherein each operation routine is configured to perform a particular instruction;
at least one processor configured to:
receive an encoded instruction, the encoded instruction being obtained by encoding a plain instruction with a code encoding;
look-up a corresponding operation routine of the multiple operation routines based on the encoded instruction using a look-up table in the memory, the corresponding operation routine being configured to perform the plain instruction corresponding to the encoded instruction; and
receive input data encoded with a first encoding;
perform the corresponding operation routine based on the input data encoded with the first encoding to produce an output; and
encode the output with a second internal encoding.

US Pat. No. 10,191,753

GENERATING VERIFICATION METADATA AND VERIFYING A RUNTIME TYPE BASED ON VERIFICATION METADATA

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors, causes performance of operations comprising:receiving a request to verify a first runtime type, loaded based on a first runtime type reference, wherein the first runtime type includes a statement associated with a second runtime type reference and a third runtime type reference;
responsive to receiving the request to verify the first runtime type:
identifying verification metadata associated with the first runtime type reference for verifying the first runtime type;
determining that the verification metadata comprises a stored assignable relationship between the second runtime type reference and the third runtime type reference;
determining whether an actual assignable relationship between a second runtime type, loaded based on the second runtime type reference, and a third runtime type, loaded based on the third runtime type reference, adheres to the stored assignable relationship between the second runtime type reference and the third runtime type reference; and
responsive at least to determining that the actual assignable relationship adheres to the stored assignable relationship, determining that the first runtime type is verified based on the verification metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,191,718

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROCESSING MULTI-MODAL INPUT, METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-MODAL INPUT AND SERVER FOR PROCESSING MULTI-MODAL INPUT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a touchscreen display exposed through a first portion of the housing;
a microphone disposed at a second portion of the housing;
a speaker disposed at a third portion of the housing;
a memory disposed inside the housing; and
at least one processor disposed inside the housing, and electrically connected to the display, the microphone, the speaker, and the memory,
wherein the memory is configured to store a plurality of application programs, each of the application programs including a graphic user interface (GUI), and
wherein the memory is further configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to:
control the microphone to receive an utterance from a user;
generate or receive text data based on the utterance;
generate or receive a sequence of states in which the electronic device performs a task based on the text data, wherein the sequence of states includes at least two states of at least one of the application programs;
select one of the application programs, based at least partly on the sequence of states;
launch the selected application program;
control to display the GUI of the selected application program on the display;
control to display at least part of a sequence of automatically providing an input into the GUI on the display, based at least partly on the sequence of states;
cause the selected application program to perform an operation that utilizes at least one parameter, using the input as the at least one parameter, depending on the sequence of states; and
control to display a result of the operation on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,191,716

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING VOICE IN PORTABLE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling an application in an electronic device, the method comprising:executing a voice control application;
receiving a voice from a user of the electronic device;
extracting a plurality of keywords from the received voice;
classifying the extracted respective keywords based on word categories;
rearranging the respective keywords in an order pre-set for each category;
generating a final command based on an order of the rearranged keywords; and
executing, by processing the final command, a function of the voice control application.

US Pat. No. 10,191,662

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF SEGMENTS IN A FLASH STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method comprising:adjusting, by a host controller of a storage system during run-time, storage bandwidth for a storage system process responsive to an input output (I/O) write request to write data to the storage system that comprises a plurality of solid-state storage drives by:
calculating an allocation share for the storage system process requesting to write the data using a target ratio of open segments assigned to the storage system process, a target ratio of open segments assigned to other storage system processes having open segments, and a target number of open segments for the storage system; and
responsive to determining an open segment usage by the storage system process is under the allocation share for the storage system process, opening a new segment for the storage system process.

US Pat. No. 10,191,652

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN INTERACTIVE PRESSURE SENSITIVE MULTI-TOUCH DISPLAY

HJ Laboratories Licensing...

1. An electronic device comprising:a processor configured to cause display, on a multi-touch display, of an information view based on a touch input and based on detected pressure and a depth from a three dimensional touch input on a displayed image on a display area of the multi-touch display;
the processor configured to cause display of a detailed view of the information view based on further depth by a push on the display area and a component proximate to the multi-touch display; and
the processor and the multi-touch display configured to determine a pinch input on the displayed image and the displayed image is responsive to the pinch input.

US Pat. No. 10,191,641

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATION OF INFORMATION IN A MAP-BASED INTERFACE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a touch-sensitive surface;
one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying a geographic map in a first mode of an application on the display, the geographic map including a plurality of landmarks, the geographic map being displayed at a first magnification level in a range of magnification levels;
detecting a first input on the touch-sensitive surface, the first input including a first contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first landmark on the display;
in response to detecting the first input on the touch-sensitive surface:
when the first input does not satisfy one or more predefined mode-change conditions, changing the magnification level of the geographic map in accordance with the first input and remaining in the first mode of the application; and
when the first input satisfies the one or more predefined mode-change conditions, selecting the first landmark and entering a second mode of the application that is distinct from the first mode,
wherein the one or more predefined mode-change conditions include that the first magnification is a predefined magnification for changing to the second mode of the application;
while in the second mode of the application, detecting a second input on the touch-sensitive surface; and
in response to detecting the second input on the touch-sensitive surface, displaying information about the first landmark.

US Pat. No. 10,191,617

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS TO A USER OF A CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A server for sharing content of a user with one or more devices used by the user, the server comprising:at least one storage for storing user-uploaded contents associated with a plurality of content stores for a plurality of users, each of the plurality of content stores being associated with a corresponding user and being associated with user-uploaded contents uploaded by at least one electronic device used by the corresponding user, each of the plurality of content stores being accessible by devices used by the corresponding user via authorization of the corresponding user; and
at least one hardware processor configured to at least:
control to receive a first content uploaded by a first device used by a user,
control the at least one storage to store the first content received from the first device in a content store associated with the user,
control to transmit, based at least on storing the first content in the content store associated with the user, metadata of the first content stored in the content store associated with the user toward a second device used by the user, so as to cause the second device to update a content list in the second device based at least on the metadata by adding first information related to the first content stored in the content store of the server to the content list including second information related to a second content stored in the second device, the first information indicating that the first content is downloadable and not stored in the second device and the second information indicating that the second content is stored in the second device,
control to receive a request for the first content stored in the content store of the server, of which the metadata has been transmitted toward the second device, from the second device,
control to transmit, based at least on receiving the request, the requested first content stored in the content store of the server toward the second device, such that the second device further updates the content list in the second device to indicate that the requested first content is stored in the second device,
wherein the at least one hardware processor is further configured to authorize up to N number of electronic devices to access the content store associated with the user, where N is a predetermined number greater than one.

US Pat. No. 10,191,613

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING FUNCTION EXECUTION SCREENS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a first image corresponding to a multimedia content in a user interface of a first application;
receiving an input for executing a second application, distinct from the first application, in the user interface of the first application;
in response to the receiving the input, executing the second application, decoding at least part of the multimedia content to generate a second image, and displaying a temporary image that is distinct from the second image to be generated, wherein the temporary image is decoded from the multimedia content and a resolution of the temporary image is lower than a resolution of the first image; and
in response to identifying that the decoding of at least the part of the multimedia content is completed, displaying, by the second application, the second image corresponding to the multimedia content instead of the temporary image and an object for executing a function provided by the second application in a user interface of the second application.

US Pat. No. 10,191,602

CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE HAVING A CURVED SURFACE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A capacitive input device having a curved surface shape, the capacitive input device comprising:an external body molded with a synthetic resin, the external body having an external curved surface facing a user;
a film base, which is integrally provided so as to conform to an internal curved surface of the external body;
an adhesive layer provided between the internal curved surface of the external body and the film base;
a conductive layer made of a conductive macromolecule, the conductive layer being disposed on an opposite surface of the film base, the opposite surface being opposite to a surface of the film base on the external body side;
a wiring layer that is disposed to overlap a part of the conductive layer and is electrically connected to the conductive layer; and
a protective layer that is disposed to cover an opposite surface of the conductive layer and is made of a material that comprises an insulative synthetic resin, the protective layer being thinner than the film base, the opposite surface of the conductive layer being opposite to a surface that is on the film base.

US Pat. No. 10,191,593

POSITIONAL INPUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

6. A positional system, comprising:a source external to a surface of a display;
a phase retarder film on the surface to provide a pattern of visibly transparent polarizing elements to change the polarization state of polarized light;
a reflective material disposed at the surface of the display to reflect at least a portion of the polarized light from the surface of the display; and
a detector to determine a location based upon the change in the polarization state of the polarized light.

US Pat. No. 10,191,589

SAMPLING FREQUENCY AND ACCUMULATOR SWEEPING IN A TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER

STMicroelectronics Asia P...

1. A circuit, comprising:a charge to voltage converter circuit having an input coupled to receive a sense signal from a sense node associated with a mutual capacitance to be sensed, and an output;
a reset switch coupled between the output of the charge to voltage converter circuit and the input of the charge to voltage converter;
an accumulator circuit configured to accumulate voltages at the output of the charge to voltage converter circuit and to generate an accumulator output signal;
control circuitry configured to generate control signals for the reset switch and accumulator circuit so as to reduce noise in the accumulator output signal, wherein the control signals for the reset switch define a sampling frequency for the accumulator circuit;
wherein the accumulator circuit accumulates the voltages at the output of the charge to voltage converter according to the sampling frequency;
wherein the accumulator circuit accumulates the voltages at the output of the charge to voltage converter a given number of times at each sampling frequency;
wherein a transfer function of the accumulator circuit has notches at frequency positions dependent upon the given number of times the accumulator circuit accumulates the voltages at the output of the charge to voltage converter at each sampling frequency; and
wherein the control signals serve to change the given number of times so as to shift the notches in the transfer function of the accumulator circuit toward the sampling frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,191,572

DISPLAY MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A display module, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a backlight module disposed at a side of the first substrate facing away from the second substrate;
a first electrode;
a second electrode disposed opposite to the first electrode for force touch;
an air-gap layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and disposed parallel to the first substrate; and
a frame assembly having a receiving space for at least receiving the backlight module, wherein the frame assembly includes at least one through-hole interconnected to the air-gap layer,
wherein the frame assembly further includes:
a bottom wall; and
a side wall connected to the bottom wall to form the receiving space, wherein a channel interconnecting the air-gap layer and the at least one through-hole is disposed between the side wall and the backlight module.

US Pat. No. 10,191,551

TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE

NVF Tech Ltd, Cambridges...

1. A method comprising:sensing a movement of a hand held stylus over a touch screen;
calculating a velocity of the movement of the stylus on the touch screen; and
vibrating, in response to sensing, the touch screen with pulses using a vibration exciter coupled to the touch screen to produce a sensation for a user contacting the touch screen with the hand held stylus,
wherein a duration between pulses is based on the calculated velocity and an inter-fibre spacing of a modeled paper surface to simulate a sensation of writing on the modeled paper surface to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,518

SOLID STATE INPUT DEVICE

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. An input device comprising:a sensor layer; and
a collapsible layer coupled to the sensor layer, the collapsible layer including a plurality of vertical columns comprised of fibers knitted into a spacer fabric, the vertical columns of fibers of the collapsible layer configured to:
resist collapsing along a plane defined by an orientation of the vertical columns in response to receiving an application of force that is less than a collapsing force; and
buckle and collapse along the plane defined by the orientation of the vertical columns in response to the application of force being at or above the collapsing force; and
a keycap coupled to the collapsible layer,
wherein the sensor layer generates a control signal when the collapsible layer collapses, and
wherein the keycap does not move laterally when configured over an area of the collapsible layer that is buckling and collapsing.

US Pat. No. 10,191,511

CONVERTIBLE DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION BASED ON ANGLE DATA

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling a convertible device including a first processing module and a second processing module, the method comprising:storing mode information for a plurality of operational modes of the convertible device, and first angle data;
receiving an input for changing an angle different from an angle of the stored first angle data;
detecting second angle data according to the received input; and
outputting a predetermined user interface (UI) on an operational mode of the convertible device based on the first and second angle data and the stored mode information,
wherein the first and second angle data is defined as an angle between the first processing module and the second processing module of the convertible device,
wherein the convertible device operates in a first operational mode in a manner that the first processing module and the second processing module are overlapped with each other, and
wherein when a predetermined button installed in one side of the second processing module is pushed, the first processing module is slid from the second processing module such that the convertible device operates in a second or a third operational mode.

US Pat. No. 10,191,501

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWER STEALING

Emerson Electric Co., St...

17. A method of providing climate control, the method comprising:connecting a thermostat with a climate control system, the thermostat having a power stealing circuit selectively configured to provide power to the thermostat and to one or more climate control system circuits ancillary to the thermostat from a power source external to the thermostat, the power stealing circuit configured to selectively connect a power supply circuit of the thermostat with heating and cooling subsystems of the climate control system, the heating and cooling subsystems external to the thermostat, the power stealing circuit having a selector switch configured in the power stealing circuit to selectively enable and/or disable power stealing, the selector switch connecting the heating circuit and the cooling circuit together and connecting both the heating and cooling circuits with the power supply circuit of the thermostat when power stealing is enabled, the power stealing circuit configured to provide power, from the power source external to the thermostat but not from any power source internal to the thermostat, to the power supply circuit through the selector switch and through at least one of the heating circuit and cooling circuit; and
operating the climate control system using the thermostat;
the method performed without having to connect the thermostat, through a common or neutral wire connection, with the external power source.

US Pat. No. 10,191,485

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF VEHICLES

Flytrex Aviation Ltd., T...

1. An apparatus for centralized control of a vehicle, comprising:a processing circuitry; and
a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, configure the apparatus to:
establish control of at least one vehicle, wherein establishing the control further comprises determining a set of instructions for controlling each vehicle, wherein the apparatus is configured to control each vehicle based on the respective set of instructions;
generate a mission plan for a first vehicle of the at least one vehicle based on a request from a node when the request is valid, wherein the request indicates at least a first location and a second location;
determine, for the node, a subset of the set of instructions for controlling the vehicle, wherein the subset includes at least one allowable instruction for the node;
send, to the first vehicle, control instructions for navigating to the first location based on the mission plan; and
send, to the first vehicle, control instructions for navigating from the first location to the second location based on the mission plan, when the vehicle is at the first location, wherein the request is valid when the subset of instructions for the node includes the control instructions for navigating to the first location and the control instructions for navigating from the first location to the second location, wherein the request is not valid when any of the control instructions for navigating to the first location and the control instructions for navigating from the first location to the second location includes at least one instruction that is not one of the at least one allowable instruction for the node.

US Pat. No. 10,191,482

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF MONITORING MOTOR STATUS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller for controlling an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:at least one integrated sensor disposed on the electric motor, said at least one integrated sensor configured to collect sensor data associated with a status of the electric motor for a period of time, the period of time beginning at an activation time and extending at least until an installation time, wherein the activation time is a time at which the energy management system is activated to power said at least one integrated sensor;
an energy management system configured to power said at least one integrated sensor for at least a portion of the period of time; and
a memory device configured to store the sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,382

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR ILLUMINATING A MASK IN A MICROLITHOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE APPARATUS

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A system for illuminating a mask in a micro-lithographic projection exposure apparatus, the system comprising:a beam deflecting component, the beam deflecting component configured to produce an intensity distribution in a pupil surface of the system, the beam deflecting component comprising a beam deflection array of reflective or transparent beam deflecting elements, each beam deflecting element configured to illuminate a corresponding spot in the pupil surface having a position that can be varied by changing a deflection angle produced by the beam deflecting element;
one or more optical elements configured to illuminate the beam deflecting component;
one or more optical elements arranged between the beam deflecting component and the pupil surface, configured to direct light from the beam deflecting array to the pupil surface; and
a controller configured to supply control signals to the beam deflecting elements to vary the deflection angles, the controller being programmed to:
i) determine an arrangement of spots in the pupil surface that approximates a target intensity distribution;
ii) determine, for each of the beam deflecting elements, a function relating a position of the corresponding spot illuminated by the beam deflecting element in the pupil surface and the deflection angle produced by the beam deflecting element when illuminating the spot;
iii) determine, using the functions determined in ii), deflection angles for each of the beam deflecting elements to obtain the arrangement of spots; and
iv) supply the control signals to the beam deflecting elements such that the deflection angles determined in iii) are produced.

US Pat. No. 10,191,367

PELLICLE FOR PHOTOMASK AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS INCLUDING THE PELLICLE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A pellicle for a photomask, which protects the photomask from external contamination, the pellicle comprising:a pellicle membrane spaced apart from the photomask; the pellicle membrane including a semiconductor having a two-dimensional (2D) crystalline structure, the pellicle membrane further including at least one of an n-type dopant and a p-type dopant.

US Pat. No. 10,191,306

DITHER FREE BIAS CONTROL

OCLARO TECHNOLOGY LIMITED...

1. A Mach-Zehnder, MZ, modulator for modulating optical signals, and comprising:a plurality of modulating waveguide sections;
at least one bias electrode in electrical communication with at least one modulating waveguide section and configured to apply at least one electrical bias signal to one or more of the modulating waveguide sections;
an output optical combiner comprising a plurality of inputs and a plurality of outputs, wherein the plurality of inputs of the combiner are in optical communication with output sides of the plurality of modulating waveguide sections, and wherein a plurality of the outputs of the combiner are monitor outputs; and
wherein the combiner is an n×n combiner and n is greater than 2.

US Pat. No. 10,191,298

SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT AND SPECTACLE FRAME, SPECTACLES OR SPECTACLE SET INCLUDING SPECTACLE BRIDGE ELEMENT

HEMARIS AG, Chur (CH)

1. A spectacle bridge element having a base body for a tool-free exchangeable fastening in a spectacle frame, anda nose pad holding structure on the base body, on which nose pads are exchangeably mountable,
wherein
the base body is composed of a plastic plate which has two parallel edges having stepped sections thereon that define guiding or retaining rails, which are configured to be inserted into a pair of corresponding guiding or retaining grooves in the spectacle frame, by means of which the base body can be completely inserted into a recess of the spectacle frame while closing flush with an edge of the spectacle frame in an inserting direction of the base body so that the base body lies completely within the spectacle frame in the inserting direction and only the nose pad holding structure projects from a rear side of the spectacle frame.

US Pat. No. 10,191,283

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR EYEBOX EXPANSION DISPLAYS IN WEARABLE HEADS-UP DISPLAYS

NORTH INC., Kitchener (C...

1. A wearable heads-up display comprising:a support structure that in use is worn on a head of a user;
a holographic combiner carried by the support structure, wherein the holographic combiner is positioned within a field of view of an eye of the user when the support structure is worn on the head of the user;
a scanning laser projector carried by the support structure, the scanning laser projector comprising a laser module to produce light signals and at least one scan mirror to reflect the light signals to select regions of the holographic combiner;
an exit pupil selector carried by the support structure and positioned in an optical path between the at least one scan mirror and the holographic combiner, the exit pupil selector controllably switchable into and between respective ones of N different discrete orientations, where N is an integer greater than 1, wherein in each one of the N different discrete orientations the exit pupil selector is positioned and oriented to receive at least one light signal generated by the scanning laser projector and redirect the at least one light signal towards the holographic combiner effectively from a respective one of N discrete spatially-separated virtual positions for the scanning laser projector, and wherein the holographic combiner comprises at least one hologram positioned and oriented to, for each one of the N different discrete orientations of the exit pupil selector, converge light signals received from the exit pupil selector to a respective one of N discrete exit pupils at or proximate the eye of the user; and
an eye tracker carried by the support structure and communicatively coupled to the exit pupil selector, the eye tracker positioned and oriented to determine a gaze direction of the eye of the user, wherein the exit pupil selector is controllably switchable into and between respective ones of the N different discrete orientations based on the gaze direction of the eye of the user determined by the eye tracker.

US Pat. No. 10,191,259

ZOOM LENS AND CAMERA DEVICE

TAMRON CO., LTD., Saitam...

1. A zoom lens having a telephoto end and a wide angle end, and comprising in order from the object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens group,wherein the following conditional expression (2) is satisfied:
0.7965?f1/?(fw×fT)?1.3  (2)
where fw is a focal length of the zoom lens taking a wide-angle position, fT is a focal length of the zoom lens taking a telephoto position, and f1 is a focal length of the first lens group,
wherein the first lens group comprises at least one lens piece that satisfies the following conditional expression (3):
0.018??PgF  (3)
where PgF is the partial dispersion for glass for the respective wavelengths 435.8 nm, 486.1 nm, and 656.3 nm of spectral lines g, F, and C, given by the following expression (3):
PgF=(ng?nF)/(nF?nC),
where ng, nF, and nC are the refractive indices for the respective wavelengths 435.8 nm, and 486.1 nm, and 656.3 nm of spectral lines g, F, and C, and
?PgF is a deviation from a straight line defined by a first point having as its x, y coordinates the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d=60.49 and the partial dispersion PgF=0.5393 for a glass type C7 and a second point having as its x, y coordinates the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d=36.30 and the partial dispersion PgF=0.5829 for a glass type F2, where the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d is given by the following expression:
?d=(nd?1)/(nF?nC),
where nd is the refractive index for the wavelength 589.6 nm of spectral line d,
wherein the following conditional expression (4) is satisfied:
0.60?Lt/fT?0.75  (4)
where Lt is an entire length of the optical system of the zoom lens taking a telephoto position, and fT is a focal length of the same of the zoom lens at the telephoto position,
wherein the second lens group is held in a fixed position while all the other lens groups are displaced when zooming from a wide-angle position to a telephoto position to vary magnification,
wherein a surface closest to the object side of the third lens group is convex toward the object side,
wherein the third lens group is an immediately adjacent lens group to the fourth lens group, and
wherein during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the third lens group is axially moved toward the object side.

US Pat. No. 10,191,251

OPTICAL LENS

RAYS OPTICS INC., Hsinch...

1. An optical lens, comprising:a first lens group with negative refractive power and a second lens group with positive refractive power, a number of lenses with refractive power of the first lens group being smaller than three, and a number of lenses with refractive power of the second lens group being smaller than five; and
an aperture stop disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group, wherein the second lens group has a lens with a diffractive optical surface, and the lens with a diffractive optical surface satisfies the condition:
0<|(?d*V)/?r|<2
where ?d denotes refractive power of the diffractive optical surface, ?r denotes refractive power of the lens with the diffractive optical surface, and V denotes an Abbe number of the lens with the diffractive optical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,247

IMAGING LENS HAVING FOUR LENS ELEMENTS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Genius Electronic Optical...

1. An imaging lens comprising first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order, each of the first, second, third, and fourth lens elements having an object-side surface facing toward the object side and an image-side surface facing toward the image side, wherein:the image-side surface of the first lens element comprises a concave portion in a vicinity of a periphery of the first lens element;
the image-side surface of the second lens element comprises a convex portion in a vicinity of an optical axis of the second lens element;
the third lens element has a positive refractive power and the object-side surface of the third lens element comprises a concave portion in a vicinity of an optical axis of the third lens element;
the object-side surface of the fourth lens element comprises a convex portion in a vicinity of an optical axis of the fourth lens element;
the imaging lens has a fixed focal length and does not include any lens element with refractive power other than the first, second, third, and fourth lens elements; and
the imaging lens satisfies
1.30?Gaa/(G12+G23)?1.83, where
Gaa represents a sum of a distance between the image-side surface of the first lens element and the object-side surface of the second lens element at the optical axis, a distance between the image-side surface of the second lens element and the object-side surface of the third lens element at the optical axis, and a distance between the image-side surface of the third lens element and the object-side surface of the fourth lens element at the optical axis,
G12 represents a distance between the image-side surface of the first lens element and the object-side surface of the second lens element at the optical axis,
G23 represents a distance between the image-side surface of the second lens element and the object-side surface of the third lens element at the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,191,233

MIRROR DEVICE WITH VISUAL INDICATOR TO ENABLE IDENTIFICATION OF HIGHLY-REFLECTIVE REGION TO ENSURE CORRECT ORIENTATION OF THE SAME WHEN DISPOSED IN AN OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY

Applied Optoelectronics, ...

1. A mirror device for use in an optical subassembly module, the mirror device comprising:an opaque base portion providing a first surface opposite a second surface;
a layer of metallic material disposed on the first surface of the base portion to provide a highly-reflective surface to reflect at least a portion of incident channel wavelengths; and
a visual indicator disposed on the second surface of the base portion to indicate a position of the highly-reflective surface, wherein the visual indicator comprises a plurality of random scratches disposed on the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,227

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR WITH SMALL PROFILE, AND CABLE ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME

Alliance Fiber Optics Pro...

1. A fiber optic connector, comprising:first and second ferrules each configured to support at least one optical fiber and arranged to extend parallel to each other in a ferrule plane;
an inner connector body having a front end from which the first and second ferrules extend and a back end opposite the front end;
a latch arm extending outwardly from the inner connector body and intersecting the ferrule plane;
a handle having a housing portion in which the inner connector body is at least partially received and a grip portion extending rearwardly from the housing portion, wherein:
the housing portion of the handle is in the form of a tubular body with sides that extend from a front opening of the housing portion to a rear opening of the housing portion;
one of the sides of the housing portion includes an opening through which the latch arm extends; and
the handle can move relative to the inner connector body so that the housing portion can cause the latch arm to flex toward the inner connector body;
an outer connector body coupled to the back end of the inner connector body;
first and second inner springs extending within the inner connector body and outer connector body, wherein the first and second inner springs bias the respective first and second ferrules ferrule toward the front end of the inner connector body; and
a spring push received in the outer connector body, wherein the spring push includes first and second slots for accommodating the respective at least one optical fiber that the first and second ferrules are configured to support, and wherein the spring push defines first and second spring seats for positioning the first and second inner springs in the outer connector body.

US Pat. No. 10,191,209

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light guide plate, comprising: a film limit portion, arranged on a light exiting surface of the light guide plate and formed as a protruding structure to limit an optical film arranged on the light exiting surface of the light guide plate; anda fixed part, continuously extending along a# the length of three side surfaces of the light guide plate and formed as a protruding structure to fix the light guide plate to a frame arranged on the side surfaces of the light guide plate,
wherein the fixed part includes an engagement step, arranged continuously along the length of three side surfaces of the light guide plate and has a height which is less than a thickness of the light guide plate, the engagement step is formed by extending a bottom surface of the light guide plate and the engagement step is protruded toward a frame with an engagement groove for engagement thereto,
wherein the film limit portion comprises at least one limit pillar, the at least one limit pillar is arranged in a region corresponding to the optical film of the light exiting surface of the light guide plate,
wherein the film limit portion further includes a bearing wall partially surrounding the optical film and being continuous, the bearing wall is arranged at an edge except the edge corresponding to the incident side of the light guide plate of the light exiting surface of the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,202

TOUCH PANEL ASSEMBLY HAVING LIGHT GUIDE PORTION AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A touch panel assembly, comprising:a touch panel, comprising:
a plurality of sensing series; and
a plurality of pads, disposed at a plurality of bonding regions of the touch panel, and electrically connected to the corresponding sensing series respectively, wherein the bonding regions are located at a side of the touch panel;
a flexible circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of bonding portions, extended and connected to the bonding regions respectively, wherein each of the bonding portions comprises a plurality of terminals electrically connected to the corresponding pad; and
at least one light guide portion, comprising a connecting portion and an extending portion, wherein the connecting portion is connected to the corresponding bonding portion, and the extending portion is connected to the connecting portion and extended away from the sensing series of the touch panel;
a light guide film directly covering an entire top surface of the flexible circuit board;
at least one input element, located right above the extending portion; and
at least one light emitting element, disposed at a light incident side of the light guide portion and configured to emit a light beam, wherein the light beam enters the light guide portion and illuminates the input element.

US Pat. No. 10,191,201

LIGHT EMITTING EMBLEM

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A light emitting emblem comprising:a board having a first peripheral edge;
a light source arranged at the first peripheral edge;
a light guide plate having a second peripheral edge and an inner side portion, the second peripheral edge having a first surface facing the light source and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface including a light entering part into which light from the light source is incident, and the second surface including an inclination part through which the light incident into the light entering part is reflected to the inner side portion from the second peripheral edge; and
a shielding plate that shields the light from the light source and prevents light not incident from the light entering part from being incident into the inner side portion,
wherein the inclination part is positioned at an outer edge of the light emitting emblem from the shielding plate, and
wherein the light guide plate has the light entering part facing the light source on the first surface of the second peripheral edge of the light guide plate and the inclination part on the second surface of an opposite side.

US Pat. No. 10,191,200

QUANTUM ROD SHEET, BACKLIGHT UNIT, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel:
an upper polarizing plate and a lower polarizing plate, which are disposed on opposing surfaces of the display panel, respectively; and
a backlight unit disposed under the display panel,
wherein the backlight unit comprises:
a light source which emits light; and
a quantum rod sheet which receives and polarizes the light provided from the light source,
wherein the quantum rod sheet comprises a plurality of quantum rods which are arranged in a predetermined direction and
wherein the quantum rods of the quantum rod sheet comprise at least two quantum rods having different sizes from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,191,195

POLARIZING PLATE WITH PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE LAYER

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A polarizing plate with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, comprising a first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, a protective film, and a polarizing film in the stated order, wherein the protective film is arranged on one side only of the polarizing film, and wherein:the polarizing film has a thickness of 7 ?m or less;
a thickness ratio between the protective film and the polarizing film (thickness of the protective film/thickness of the polarizing film) is from 2.0 to 8.0; and
a creep amount when a load of 500 g is applied to the first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for 1 hour is from 20 ?m/h to 300 ?m/h.

US Pat. No. 10,191,193

NANO BI-MATERIAL ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM SHIFTER

Hong Kong Baptist Univers...

1. A tunable electromagnetic spectrum shifter comprising: at least two different nano particles deposited as at least one layer onto at least one surface of one or more transparent, translucent, or reflective substrates; wherein the at least two different nano particles are plasmonically coupled and electromagnetic spectrum shifting is achieved via plasmonic coupling between the at least two different nano particles in the at least one layer of at least two different nano particles; wherein the at least two different nano particles are within 1-15 nm of each other on the at least one surface of an one or more transparent, translucent, or reflective substrate; and wherein relative positions of the at least two different nano particles in each pair of the at least two different nano particles are in random three-dimensional direction in respect with other pairs such that the at least two different nano particles in each of said at least one layer of at least two different nano particles are not arranged as one layer of one nano particles stacked on top of another layer of the other one nano particles.

US Pat. No. 10,191,188

ARRAY-BASED IMAGING RELAY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A lens system comprising:a first lens array assembly comprising a first plurality of cells, each cell of the first plurality of cells configured to exhibit a pair of Fourier transform lenses that implement a phase-corrected Fourier transform; and
a second lens array assembly comprising a second plurality of cells, each cell of the second plurality of cells configured to exhibit a pair of Fourier transform lenses that implement a phase-corrected Fourier transform;
wherein the first and second lens array assemblies are positioned relative to one another along an optical axis of the lens system such that an image of an object is provided at an image conjugate distance from the second lens array assembly, and
wherein a distance between the first and second lens array assemblies is dependent on an object conjugate distance of the object, the image conjugate distance, focal lengths of the Fourier transform lenses of the first and second pluralities of cells, and respective pitches of the first and second pluralities of cells.

US Pat. No. 10,191,182

ACCURACY OF WATER BREAK-THROUGH TIME PREDICTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for correcting relative permeability data used in a reservoir simulation, comprising:obtaining, by a hardware data processing apparatus, a plurality of initial relative permeability data, wherein the plurality of initial relative permeability data comprise a plurality of initial water relative permeability values and a plurality of initial oil relative permeability values, each of the plurality of initial water relative permeability values corresponding to an initial oil relative permeability value and an initial water saturation level;
determining, by the hardware data processing apparatus, viscosity data;
determining, by the hardware data processing apparatus, a flood-front saturation point based on the viscosity data and the initial relative permeability data;
generating, by the hardware data processing apparatus, a plurality of corrected relative permeability data based on the plurality of initial relative permeability data and the flood-front saturation point, wherein the generating the plurality of corrected relative permeability data comprises:
for each of the plurality of initial relative permeability data:
comparing the initial water relative permeability value of the initial relative permeability data with the flood-front saturation point;
if the initial water relative permeability value is smaller than the flood-front saturation point, setting a corresponding corrected water relative permeability value to zero; and
if the initial water relative permeability value is greater than or equal to the flood-front saturation point, setting the corresponding corrected water relative permeability value to the initial water relative permeability value; and
simulating water break-through time using the plurality of the corrected relative permeability data.

US Pat. No. 10,191,177

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR METAL DETECTION INVOLVING A MOBILE TERMINAL WITH A DISPLAY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one first signal loop configured to receive a first signal;
at least one second signal loop magnetically coupled with the at least one first signal loop configured to generate a second signal based on induction when the at least one first signal loop receives the first signal and is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop; and
a signal processor configured to monitor the second signal and determine a presence of at least one metal object dependent on induction interference of the at least one metal object on the second signal when the at least one first signal loop is magnetically coupled with the at least one second signal loop.

US Pat. No. 10,191,162

RADIATION HARD SILICON DETECTORS FOR X-RAY IMAGING

PRISMATIC SENSORS AB, St...

1. A detector system for x-ray imaging, said detector system comprising:a detector having a plurality of adjacent edge-on detector modules, wherein:
each of said edge-on detector modules comprises a first edge that is adapted to be oriented towards an x-ray source and a front-side running essentially parallel to the direction of incoming x-rays, said front-side comprising at least one charge collecting electrode and routing traces connecting the at least one charge collecting electrode with front-end electronics; and
at least a subset of said plurality of adjacent edge-on detector modules being pairwise arranged, front-side to front-side, whereby a front-side to front-side gap is defined between the front-sides of said pairwise arranged edge-on detector modules; and wherein
each said pairwise arranged edge-on detector modules include an anti-scatter collimator arranged in the x-ray path between said x-ray source and said edge-on detector modules and overlapping said front-side to front-side gap, said anti-scatter collimator being arranged to protect the front-side surface of both detector modules in each said pairwise arranged edge-on detector module from damaging x-rays, and
each pair of said pairwise arranged edge-on detector modules further include an anti-scatter foil located in said front-side to front-side gap between the front-sides of said pairwise arranged edge-on detector modules.

US Pat. No. 10,191,137

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEACON DEVICE FLEET MANAGEMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method to enable beacon device fleet management, the method comprising:receiving, by a fleet management system, a plurality of observation reports respectively from a plurality of mobile computing devices, each observation report identifying at least one of a plurality of beacon devices observed by a reporting mobile computing device and describing at least a time at which the reporting mobile computing device observed the identified at least one beacon device;
analyzing, by the fleet management system, at least a portion of the plurality of observation reports that are associated with a first beacon device to determine a detection interval for the first beacon device, the detection interval comprising an amount of time that is based at least in part on a historical observation frequency at which the first beacon device has been observed by the mobile computing devices;
comparing, by the fleet management system, the detection interval of the first beacon device to a difference between a current time and a timestamp of a most recent observation report associated with the first beacon device; and
determining, by the fleet management system, a detection status of the first beacon device based at least in part on the comparison of the detection interval of the first beacon device to the difference between the current time and the timestamp of the most recent observation report associated with the first beacon device, wherein the detection status is indicative of a current operation status of the first beacon device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,112

EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE OF FAIL SIGNATURES FOR SYSTEMATIC DEFECTS IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIPS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for fail signature database development and use during chip manufacturing, the method comprising:developing a fail signature database, the fail signature database storing fail signatures and corresponding root causes associated with systematic defects, the systematic defects being previously identified on failing prototype chips manufactured according to a specific design and the corresponding root causes being determined given different process specifications used to form at least some of the prototype chips; and
using the fail signature database for detection of one or more specific systematic defects in the production chips, wherein production chips are subsequently manufactured according to the specific design and using a particular set of process specifications;
wherein the using of the fail signature database comprises:
after the developing of the fail signature database, manufacturing the production chips;
identifying failing production chips;
developing new fail signatures for systematic defects on the failing production chips; and
comparing the new fail signatures to the fail signatures in the fail signature database to find signatures matches, each signature match being indicative of a given failing production chip having a same systematic defect with a same root cause as a given failing prototype chip;
further comprising, based on the signature match, performing in-line advanced process control.

US Pat. No. 10,191,107

RANKING DEFECTS WITH YIELD IMPACTS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:identifying failure types that caused defective items to fail testing using a processor;
grouping the defective items by the failure types to produce failure-type groups using the processor;
determining a failure-type limited yield within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
analyzing the defective items to identify defect types that caused failures using defect identification equipment;
determining a failure-type group-specific defect ratio based on proportions of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
weighting each of the failure-type group-specific defect ratio using the failure-type limited yield, to produce a weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield for each of the defect types within each of the failure-type groups using the processor;
for each of the defect types, combining the weighted failure-type group-specific defect limited yield from each of the failure-type groups to produce a failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield for each of defect types using the processor;
ranking the defect types based on the failure-type influenced defect-type total limited yield using the processor; and
correcting a design of manufactured items used to produce the defective items by fixing a defect with the lowest failure type influenced defect-type total limited yield based on the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,191,074

AUTOMATIC ANALYZING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An automatic analyzing apparatus comprising:a spectrometer;
a specimen container configured to accommodate a specimen;
a reaction vessel configured to accommodate a mixture of the specimen and a reagent;
a dispensing mechanism including an arm that holds a probe that aspirates a specimen and discharges the specimen into the reaction vessel, a static eliminator having a generation source of neutralizing ions and a neutralizing ion blowing mechanism configured to blow neutralizing ions generated in the generation source to the specimen container or the reaction vessel; and
a controller connected to the spectrometer and the dispensing mechanism, the controller programmed to:
control the dispensing mechanism to aspirate the specimen from the specimen container at an aspiration position and eject the specimen into the reaction vessel at a dispensing position, and
control the static eliminator to generate neutralizing ions and blow the generated neutralizing ions to the specimen container at the aspiration position before the dispensing mechanism aspirates the specimen to thereby neutralize the specimen container and to blow neutralizing ions to the specimen container reaction vessel at the dispensing position to thereby neutralize the reaction vessel,
wherein the generation source is connected to the probe and allows the probe to generate the neutralizing ions,
wherein the probe includes an inner tube for aspirating the liquid and an outer tube that surrounds the inner tube,
wherein the neutralizing ion blowing mechanism is an outer tube that blows the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit, and
wherein the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit blows the neutralizing ions generated in the probe to an object via the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,191,013

IMPLEMENTATION OF HETERODYNE EFFECT IN SHM AND TALKING SHM SYSTEMS

The Florida International...

1. A method for a structural health monitoring system, the method comprising:connecting a first signal generator to a first actuator;
connecting a second signal generator to a second actuator;
connecting the first actuator and the second actuator to a subject structure;
generating, by the first signal generator a first signal with a first frequency, and exciting the first actuator with the first signal;
generating, by the second signal generator, a second signal with a second frequency, and exciting the second actuator with the second signal;
retrieving an output signal from the subject structure; and
analyzing the output signal of a sensor to determine whether a structural defect exists by determining whether a third frequency has been created,
the third frequency being equal to the absolute value of the result of the subtraction of the second frequency from the first frequency,
a verbal message being embedded into the first signal, which is set to the first frequency, and the second signal being set to the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,191,010

TRANSFER MEMBRANE RETAINING JIG AND SEPARATION-TRANSFER DEVICE

SHARP LIFE SCIENCE CORPOR...

1. A transfer-membrane retaining jig for retaining a transfer membrane in a separation-transfer device that separates analyte by way of electrophoresis, dispenses the analyte thus separated from a dispensing part, and transfers the analyte thus separated to the transfer membrane by causing the transfer membrane to abut the dispensing part and move along a predetermined direction, the transfer-membrane retaining jig comprising:a fixing part that fixes at least one end of the transfer membrane in the predetermined direction,
wherein the fixing part includes: an elastic body that abuts the transfer membrane from an opposite side to the dispensing part; and
a pressing member that presses the transfer membrane against the elastic body.

US Pat. No. 10,191,008

GAS SENSOR WITH SOLID ELECTROLYTE HAVING WATER VAPOR DIFFUSION BARRIER COATING

Life Safety Distribution ...

1. A gas sensor comprising:(a) a housing;
(b) a ceramic substrate having a capillary extending through the ceramic substrate, and at least one of a sensing electrode, a reference electrode, or a counter electrode disposed on a first surface;
(c) solid electrolyte in contact with the at least one of the sensing electrode, the reference electrode, or the counter electrode;
(d) a barrier coating disposed over the solid elect wherein the barrier coating encapsulates the at least one of the sensing electrode, the reference electrode, or the counter electrode and the solid electrolyte, wherein the barrier coating comprises a layer of silicone and a layer of parylene, wherein the layer of parylene is on the outer surface of the layer of silicone, wherein the layer of silicone directly covers the solid electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,190,990

LED-BASED FIBER PROPERTY MEASUREMENT

Uster Technologies, AG, ...

1. An apparatus for measuring at least one of color and trash in a fiber sample, the apparatus comprising:a light emitting diode light source for generating an incident light that is directed toward the fiber sample, and reflected by the fiber sample, thereby producing a reflected light,
a sensor for receiving the reflected light and producing a signal,
a controller for controlling the light source and the sensor, and at least one of receiving and adjusting the signal, and
means for conditioning at least one of the incident light, the reflected light and the signal to compensate for differences between the light emitting diode light source and a xenon light source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,981

MULTIMODE SPECTROSCOPY APPARATUSES AND METHODS

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF ...

1. A surface plasmon resonance assembly for multimode spectroscopy, the assembly comprising:a surface plasmon resonance sensor;
a metallic grating coupled to the surface plasmon resonance sensor configured to excite a plurality of resonances modes in the surface plasmon resonance sensor, the resonance modes comprising:
a first resonance mode for surface sensing, in response to light of a first wavelength;
a second resonance mode for surface sensing, in response to light of the first wavelength; and
a third resonance mode for bulk sensing, in response to light of a second wavelength;
wherein the first, second, and third resonance modes are associated with at least two different polarizations.

US Pat. No. 10,190,965

CELL CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.,...

1. A system for isolating and analyzing a set of particles from a biological sample, comprising:a substrate defining a set of chambers defined at a broad surface, wherein each chamber in the set of chambers is configured to retain a single particle of the set of particles and comprises:
a set of walls defining a chamber volume, a chamber length, and a chamber cross-section;
an open surface permitting access of the single particle to the chamber volume from a direction perpendicular to the broad surface of the substrate; and
wherein each chamber of the set of chambers is fluidly isolated from an adjacent chamber by the set of walls of each chamber, and wherein fluid received at the inlet channel enters each chamber only by way of the open surface of each chamber;
an inlet channel positioned superior the set of chambers and directly fluidly coupled to the set of chambers, whereby fluid received at the inlet channel concurrently accesses each of the chambers in the set of chambers at the open surface of each chamber; and
a fluid delivery module fluidly coupled to the inlet channel operable and configured to distribute a reagent fluid in a direction substantially parallel to the broad surface through the inlet channel, permitting access of the reagent fluid to the set of chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A CONE PENETRATION TEST WITH WHIPSTOCK-ENABLED SOIL SAMPLING

1. An apparatus for taking soil samples from subsurface soil strata, comprising:an elongated tubular whipstock cell having a proximal end and a distal end;
a through-opening along a portion of the whipstock cell comprising a pre-formed window;
a whipstock residing within the whipstock cell, the whipstock having a face angled towards the pre-formed window;
at least one push rod connected to the proximal end of the whipstock cell, the push rod representing a tubular body;
an elongated sampling rod dimensioned to be slidably moved through an inner diameter of the at least one push rod en route to the whipstock cell;
a mechanical soil sampler configured to extend through the pre-formed window; and
a bent sub having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is connected to a distal end of the sampling rod, and the distal end is connected to the soil sampler, and wherein the bent sub is configured to deflect off of the whipstock face when urged through the pre-formed window.

US Pat. No. 10,190,947

VISUAL CREEP INSPECTION OF ROTATING COMPONENTS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A system comprising:a component with an external surface and an axis of rotation, wherein the external surface has a circumference and a plurality of three dimensional reference marks forming a reference pattern along the circumference;
an optical data capture device that transmits a data signal based on the plurality of three dimensional reference marks;
a rotational index encoder that generates position data related to the plurality of three dimensional reference marks as the component rotates around the axis of rotation; and
a data analysis system that processes the data signal transmitted from the optical data capture device and the position data generated by the rotational index encoder to calculate a deviation in spacing of the reference pattern along the circumference and determine a strain measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,190,941

SILICON OPTICAL CIRCUIT FOR FLAW DETECTION IN AN OPTICAL CIRCUIT ELEMENT

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A silicon optical circuit having a function of detecting a flaw occurred on an optical circuit element formed on a substrate, the optical circuit comprising:an optical waveguide arranged along at least a part of a contour of a target circuit having a predetermined function by the optical circuit element and arranged proximate at a distance that does not cause optical coupling with the target circuit; and
optical path conversion means disposed at both ends of the optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,190,938

SEMI-FLEXIBLE PROOF-MASS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A microelectromechanical device, comprising:a substantially planar semi-flexible proof-mass comprising at least one primary part and at least one secondary part, and at least one stiff spring coupling the at least one primary part to the at least one secondary part of the semi-flexible proof-mass, the at least one stiff spring substantially causing the at least one primary part and the at least one secondary part to move as a single, rigid entity when the device is in a normal operation range;
at least one main spring coupled to the at least one secondary part, the main spring coupling the semi-flexible proof-mass to a fixed suspension structure; and
at least one first stopper structure configured to stop the at least one primary part,
wherein the semi-flexible proof-mass is configured to deform through deflection of the at least one stiff spring, when the device is subjected to a shock that impacts the device with a force that is beyond the normal operation range of the device, the shock causing a motion of the semi-flexible proof-mass at least in a direction along an axis of movement, and
wherein the at least one stiff spring further causes a restoring force causing the at least one secondary part of the semi-flexible proof-mass to be driven into a restoring motion in a direction opposite to the motion along the axis of movement caused by the shock, wherein momentum of the at least one secondary part in the restoring motion further causes the at least one primary part to dislodge from the at least one first stopper structure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,923

STRAIN SENSING ELEMENT, PRESSURE SENSOR, MICROPHONE, BLOOD PRESSURE SENSOR, AND TOUCH PANEL

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A strain sensing element provided on a deformable substrate, comprising:a first magnetic layer;
a second magnetic layer including Fe1-yBy (0 an intermediate layer provided between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer,
wherein a first part of the Fe1-yBy (0

US Pat. No. 10,190,913

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

ZEUS CO., LTD., Osan-si,...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:an emissivity setting unit to which emissivity at a liquid chemical which is brought into contact with a substrate or emissivity at an interface at which the substrate and the liquid chemical are in contact with each other is input;
a radiant energy input unit to which radiant energy radiating from the liquid chemical or the interface is input; and
a calculation unit that calculates a calculation temperature of the liquid chemical or the interface based on the emissivity and the radiant energy,
wherein the radiant energy input unit is provided to be spaced apart from the substrate on an opposite side in which the interface is positioned with respect to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,873

SHAPE MEASURING DEVICE AND SHAPE MEASURING METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A shape measuring device that measures a shape of a measuring object, the shape measuring device comprising:a light projecting section configured to irradiate the measuring object with light;
a light receiving section configured to receive the light projected by the light projecting section and reflected from the measuring object;
an exposure control section configured to change an exposure time of the light receiving section stepwise;
a height image data generating section configured to obtain a light receiving amount output from the light receiving section at each exposure time, which is changed stepwise by the exposure control section, and to generate height image data, in which each pixel value indicates a height of each portion of a surface of the measuring object, based on the obtained light receiving amount;
a pixel determination section configured to obtain a light receiving amount received by the light receiving section at each exposure time, which is changed stepwise by the exposure control section, and to determine whether each pixel constituting each height image, which is generated by the height image data generating section, is valid or invalid based on the obtained light receiving amount; and
an exposure time setting section configured to set, as a set value, an exposure time, which corresponds to a height image in which the number of pixels determined to be valid by the pixel determination section satisfies a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,849

FINGER-ADJUSTABLE SCOPE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

Tangent Theta Inc., Hali...

1. An adjustment mechanism for an optical scope, comprising:a first component comprising a first threaded surface configured to engage a second threaded surface of a second component, the first component configured to rotate and translate relative to the second component;
a detent assembly of the first component, the detent assembly configured to engage with a detent surface of the second component, the detent assembly comprising:
a detent element disposed in a radial channel defined by the first component; and
a flat spring disposed within a pocket defined by the first component, the pocket shaped to secure the flat spring within the pocket, the flat spring engaged with the detent element at an end of the radial channel, and the flat spring configured to bias the detent element radially outward through the radial channel and toward the detent surface of the second component; and
a plurality of evenly spaced detent structures configured as part of the detent surface to engage with the detent element as the first component is rotated relative to the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,760

LED LIGHT FIXTURE FOR USE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

CLEAR-VU LIGHTING LLC, C...

1. An LED fight fixture for use in a public transportation facility having a high voltage power source having a voltage of 450 to 1000 Volts and at least a first standard voltage power source having a voltage of 110 to 277 Volts; the LED light fixture comprising:a plurality of LEDs;
an LED power supply having at least first and second power inputs;
the first power input adapted to be connected to the first standard voltage power source and the second power input adapted to be connected to the high voltage power source; and
a battery backup system connected to one of the plurality of LEDs and the LED power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,190,757

LED LIGHTING METHODS AND APPARATUS

WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATIO...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:an upper fixture main body;
an LED light source secured in the upper fixture main body;
a lower fixture main body including support arms between which said upper fixture main body is mounted by pivots;
a first tilt position stop for holding said upper fixture main body at one of a plurality of user selectable tilt positions;
wherein said lower fixture main body includes a housing with a hollow cavity in which said upper fixture main body is tiltably mounted;
wherein a lower portion of said upper fixture main body extends into said hollow cavity of said lower fixture main body housing, said hollow cavity including room to allow said upper fixture main body to tilt; and
a waterproof housing in which said upper fixture main body, said LED light source, said lower fixture main body and said first tilt position stop are sealed after said upper fixture main body is set to one of the user selectable tilt positions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,755

LED BOARD RETENTION

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A retention member for securing a light emitting diode (LED) board to a substrate, wherein the LED board comprises a width and at least one row of LEDs, and wherein the retention member comprises a width greater than the width of the LED board and:a. a retention member body configured to extend across the width of the LED board between LEDs within the at least one row of LEDs, wherein the retention member body comprises a recess formed on an underside of the retention member body configured to receive the LED board;
b. a first retention wing integral with the retention member body and comprising a first protrusion configured to engage a first aperture defined by the substrate; and
c. a second retention wing integral with the retention member body and comprising a second protrusion configured to engage a second aperture defined by the substrates wherein:
at least a portion of a bottom surface of each of the first retention wing and the second retention wing is positioned against a top surface of the substrate;
each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion is configured to extend through a respective one of the first aperture and the second aperture such that each protrusion contacts a bottom surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,743

ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS FOR REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

1. A display device comprising:a processing unit configured to separate stored image information for a multi-color image consisting of a chromatic component and an achromatic component and convert the chromatic component into a first set of image signals and the achromatic component into a second set of image signals;
a first controller configured to receive the first set of image signals;
a reflective display controlled by the first controller and configured iv to display the achromatic component of the multi-color image;
a second controller configured to receive the second set of image signals; and
a projector controlled by the second controller and configured to project an image consisting of the chromatic component onto the reflective display to render the multi-color image.

US Pat. No. 10,190,738

LUMINAIRES AND LIGHT SOURCE RETENTION COMPONENTS

Inter-Lux, Inc., Baltimo...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a housing having a receiving area with an internal surface;
first and second opposing teeth disposed on the internal surface and extending towards each other into the receiving area;
a light board disposed in the receiving area; and
a retention component disposed in the receiving area and holding the light board in the receiving area, the retention component has opposing first and second retention arms with respective ratcheting teeth adapted to engage the first and second opposing teeth to hold the light board in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,718

ACCUMULATOR ASSEMBLY, PUMP SYSTEM HAVING ACCUMULATOR ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. An accumulator assembly for a pump system at a well site, the accumulator assembly arranged to fluidically connect to a flow line between a blender and a fracturing pump of the pump system, the accumulator assembly comprising:a pressurizable tank configured to contain pressurized fluid; and,
a control valve fluidically connected between a discharge end of the tank and the flow line;
an accumulator assembly pump fluidically connected to the tank, the accumulator assembly pump arranged at a discharge end of the tank, and disposed between the tank and the control valve;
wherein the control valve opens and fluidically connects the tank to the flow line when a pressure on the flow line is less than a target pressure, and the control valve closes and fluidically blocks communication between the tank and the flow line when the pressure on the flow line is greater than or substantially the same as the target pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,712

SLIDING DUCT CONNECTION

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. A duct connection comprising:a first flange;
a second flange;
a middle portion having a first end coupled to the first flange and a second end coupled to the second flange;
an expandable duct section having a first end directly coupled to the second flange and a second end configured to couple with a first duct; and
a slip fit attached to the first flange, the slip fit having a first portion and a second portion, wherein, in cross-section, the first portion extends from the first flange substantially perpendicular with respect to the first flange and the second portion extends from the first portion of the slip fit substantially parallel with respect to the first flange,
wherein the slip fit and the first flange form a receiving area structured such that a portion of a corresponding flange included on a second duct can slide into the receiving area,
wherein the expandable duct section is structured to expand to permit the slip fit to move a limited amount in any direction, and
wherein, in cross-section, the first flange extends from the first end of the middle portion in a direction substantially perpendicular with respect to the middle portion, the second flange extends from the second end of the middle portion in the direction substantially perpendicular to the middle portion, and the first and second flanges are substantially parallel with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,706

FLAME RESISTANT HOSE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFORE

Kongsberg Actuation Syste...

1. A flame resistant hose assembly for use in motor vehicles comprising:a polymeric tubular inner layer having an interior radial surface and an exterior radial surface with said tubular inner layer defining a longitudinal axis,
a flame resistant layer disposed about and covering said exterior radial surface, said flame resistant layer formed from a flame resistant material comprising:
a polymeric binder comprising thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), said polymeric binder having a softening point of from about 170° C. to about 250° C.; and
expandable graphite in an amount of from about 5 to about 40 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said flame resistant material, said expandable graphite having an expansion onset temperature of greater than about 210° C.;
wherein said flame resistant layer expands when heated to a temperature of about 220° C. or greater to form a char layer having a post-expansion coverage of said exterior radial surface of said tubular inner layer of greater than about 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,702

MEMS BASED SOLENOID VALVE

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. An electronically switchable MEMS valve comprising:a housing formed from soft magnetic material and defining a fluid flow path therethrough;
a magnetic field generating member configured as a wire-wound coil and mounted within the housing and connected to a source of electrical power; and
a MEMS valve portion mounted within the magnetic field generating member, the MEMS valve portion including a cover layer having an inlet port formed therethrough, a base layer having an outlet port formed therethrough, an intermediate layer attached between the cover layer and the base layer, wherein the inlet port and the outlet port define a fluid flow path therethrough, a valve closing member movably mounted to the intermediate layer, the valve closing element movable between a closed position wherein the outlet port of the base layer is blocked, and an open position wherein the outlet port of the base layer is not blocked, a permanent magnet defining an armature attached to the valve closing member, a seal layer mounted within a cavity formed in an inner surface of the base layer, a first soft magnetic member mounted between the seal layer and the base layer, and a second soft magnetic member attached between an outer surface of the cover layer of the MEMS valve portion and the housing;
wherein when an electric current is removed from the magnetic field generating member, the valve closing element is configured to move to and remain in the one of the closed position and the open position to which the valve closing element is the closest when the electric current is removed;
wherein when in the closed position and when an electric current is passed through the wire-wound coil in a first direction, the soft magnetic material the second soft magnetic member and the soft magnetic material of the end wall portion is magnetized such that a strength of the magnetic force between the armature and the second soft magnetic member and the end wall portion is greater relative to a strength of the magnetic force between the armature and the first soft magnetic member and the end wall;
wherein the armature therefore moves toward the second soft magnetic member until the armature engages an inside surface of the cover layer and the MEMS valve portion is in the open position; and
wherein when in the open position and when the electric current is removed from the wire-wound coil, the magnetic force between the armature and the second soft magnetic member and the end wall portion is sufficient to cause the MEMS valve portion to remain in the open position against a pressure differential within the range of about 0.75 bar to about 2 bar.

US Pat. No. 10,190,698

SOLENOID VALVES FOR HIGH VIBRATION ENVIRONMENTS

Marotta Controls, Inc., ...

1. A solenoid operated valve comprising:a valve block defining a valve lumen;
a poppet slidably disposed within the valve lumen;
a solenoid including a core defining a core lumen aligned with the valve lumen;
an armature assembly including an armature disc, an armature guide having a hollow cylindrical body defining an armature guide passage, and an armature stud disposed within the armature guide passage, wherein at least a portion of the armature guide and at least a portion of the armature stud are disposed within the core lumen, and wherein the armature stud is in communication with the poppet so that axial movement of one is translated into axial movement of the other;
a coil cover enclosing the solenoid; and
a guide ring disposed between the armature guide and the core in a radial direction extending from a central axis of the armature guide passage, wherein the guide ring moves relative to the core when the armature guide moves within the core lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,190,696

VALVE RETAINING CUP

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A valve comprising:a valve housing;
a casing disposed within the valve housing, the casing comprising a bore;
a spring guide disposed within the bore; and
a retaining cup disposed partially around the casing to engage and retain the spring guide at least partially within the bore of the casing;
wherein:
the valve is a shuttle valve comprising two inlets and an outlet;
the shuttle valve comprises a blocking ball retained in the casing configured to switchably block one of the two inlets;
the spring guide comprises a head, a spring, and a ball engagement element;
the head engages the retaining cup, the spring is retained between the head and the ball engagement element, and the ball engagement element engages the blocking ball.

US Pat. No. 10,190,695

CONVERTIBLE CHECK VALVE

Cornell Pump Company, Cl...

1. A convertible check valve comprising:a first valve body section having a first passageway extending therethrough, said first passageway having a first longitudinal axis, said first body section including a first flange at one end thereof, said first flange having a first end surface extending at an angle of 45 degrees to said first longitudinal axis and at which said first passageway terminates, whereupon a shape of said first passageway at said first end surface is elliptical to establish a first elliptical shaped flow port thereat;
a second valve body section having a second passageway extending therethrough, said second passageway having a second longitudinal axis, said second body section including a second flange at one end thereof, said second flange having a second end surface extending at an angle of 45 degrees to said second longitudinal axis and at which said second passageway terminates, whereupon a shape of said second passageway at said second end surface is elliptical to establish a second elliptical shaped flow port thereat, said second end surface of said second flange being configured to be connected to said first end surface of said first flange in either an aligned configuration or an angled configuration, wherein said first and second longitudinal axes are collinear when in said aligned configuration and are perpendicular to each other when in said angled configuration; and
a flapper valve member configured to be moved between a closed state and an opened state, and vice versa, said flapper valve member being configured to close said elliptical flow ports and thereby isolate said second passageway from said first passageway when said flapper valve member is in said closed state, said flapper valve member being configured to open said elliptical flow ports to enable fluid communication between said second passageway and said first passageway through said elliptical flow ports when in said opened state,
wherein said second valve body section additionally comprises a recess to receive the flapper valve member when in the opened state, and
wherein, when positioned within the recess, the flapper valve member is outside an area of a flow path between the first and second elliptical shaped flow ports.

US Pat. No. 10,190,690

PRELIMINARY SEAL, PRELIMINARY SEAL ARRANGEMENT AND SEALING RING COMPRISING THE PRELIMINARY SEAL

Carl Freudenberg KG, Wei...

1. A preliminary seal arrangement, comprising, a housing defining a shaft hole; a shaft received in the shaft hole; and a disc (1), which is configured so as to be substantially annular and is of an electrically conductive and air-permeable material (2), and a carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1)—in relation to the carrier body (3)—is configured as a separately produced individual part and is connected to the carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1) contacts both the housing and the shaft,wherein the carrier body is a radial shaft sealing ring (5) and the disc (1) displays an air permeability which corresponds to at least an air-conveying capability of the radial shaft sealing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,190,688

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

THE PATENT WELL LLC, For...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,663

LINEAR GEAR SHIFT MECHANISM

MOTIVE POWER INDUSTRY CO....

1. A linear gear shift mechanism, comprising:a support rotator;
a plurality of transmission balls spaced apart from each other and movably disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the support rotator, with a cylindrical recess disposed on each said transmission ball along a radial direction thereof;
a plurality of driving posts with inward ends movably disposed in the cylindrical recesses along a radial direction of the support rotator;
a gear shift unit movably connected to outward ends of the driving posts and adapted to drive the driving posts to rotate from the radial direction of the support rotator to but not reach an axial direction of the support rotator;
an axial power input rotator having an inward-tilted power input annular surface; and
an axial power output rotator having an inward-tilted power output annular surface, wherein the axial power input rotator and the axial power output rotator are disposed on two opposite sides of the transmission balls to movably clamp the transmission balls between the inward-tilted power input annular surface, the inward-tilted power output annular surface and the outer circumferential surface of the support rotator;
wherein the gear shift unit has a driving ring pivotally connected to the outward ends of the driving posts and capable of undergoing translation in the axial direction of the support rotator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,629

ROTATING FORM

1. An apparatus, comprising:a base with an inner cavity, an outer surface, and at least one hole that passes from the inner cavity through the outer surface;
a form with an inner opening and an inner surface, and with at least one hole that passes through the inner surface, wherein at least a portion of the base extends into at least a portion of the inner opening; and
pressurized air passing into the inner cavity, out the holes through the outer surface and into the holes in the inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,616

ROOF COVER FASTENER

CELCORE INCORPORATED, Bl...

1. A roof cover fastener that attaches roof materials to lightweight insulating concrete and other roof deck materials, the fastener comprisinga. a cover plate, the cover plate comprising:
a planar body having a perimeter,
a central aperture disposed centrally in the body,
a first annular rib formed into the body and encircling the central aperture,
a second annular rib formed into the body and encircling the first annular rib,
a first channel separating the first annular rib from the second annular rib, wherein the first annular rib and second annular rib extend above the first channel and wherein the first channel has a flat planar first contact surface, the flat planar first contact surface configured to contact a roof material without penetrating the roof material,
a first circular shaped medial aperture and a second circular shaped medial aperture disposed in the first channel between the first annular rib and the second annular rib;
b. a first auger element, the first auger element comprising:
a first end and a second end,
a head coupled to the first end,
a tip coupled to the second end, and
a thread crest with a thread root extending from the second end towards the first end; andwherein the first circular shaped medial aperture and the second circular shaped medial aperture are both configured to receive an auger element as it is driven into the roof material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,574

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GENERATION OUTPUT QUANTITY OF A WIND POWER PLANT USING DUST DETECTOR

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A method of controlling a wind power plant that includes a plurality of wind power generators, the method comprising:monitoring a generation state of the wind power plant to detect a reduced output wind power generator, among the plurality of wind power generators, having a generation quantity smaller than a reference value;
in response to detecting the reduced output wind power generator having the generation quantity smaller than the reference value, capturing an image of a blade of the reduced output wind power generator using a camera disposed at a specific distance from the reduced output wind power generator in order to determine a size and area of contamination of the blade and analyze a generation quantity reduction factor of the detected wind power generator; and
individually controlling the generation output quantity of the reduced output wind power generator based on the analyzed generation quantity reduction factor so that the generation output quantity is increased,
wherein monitoring a generation state of the wind power plant includes
detecting a reduction of the generation output quantity of the detected wind power generator using a plurality of first sensors respectively installed in each of the wind power generators, each first sensor including a dust detector configured to
check a state of dust accumulation on the blade of a corresponding wind power generator of the plurality of wind power generators and
output dust detection data and location information of a corresponding wind power generator in order to determine a contamination state around the corresponding wind power generator; and
partitioning the wind power plant into zones and detecting a reduction of the generation output quantity of the detected wind power generator using a plurality of second sensors respectively installed in a representative wind power generator of each of the zones to detect the reduction of the generation output quantity of the corresponding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,190,570

TRAVELING WAVE PROPELLER, PUMP AND GENERATOR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Pliant Energy Systems LLC...

1. An articulated mechanism for imparting kinetic energy into a fluid or harnessing energy from a fluid comprising—a first article comprised of a sheet-like flexible material to which force is applied to create strained deformations expressing the internal energy state of the article,
at least two coupling members connected to the same edge of the first article and to a common member by way of an intermediate transmission assembly,
wherein the coupling members, common member and transmission assembly together constitute a physical restraint that maintains the persistence of strained deformations in the first article,
wherein the transmission assembly allows the first article three degrees of freedom of motion relative to the common member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,546

INTAKE MANIFOLD

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An intake manifold comprising:a surge tank;
a plurality of branch pipes branching off from the surge tank;
an EGR gas distribution part for distributing EGR gas to each of the branch pipes;
an EGR cooler configured to cool the EGR gas to be introduced into the EGR gas distribution part, the EGR cooler and the EGR gas distribution part being provided adjacent to and integral with each other outside the surge tank and the plurality of branch pipes; and
an EGR valve configured to regulate a flow rate of the EGR gas to be introduced into the EGR gas distribution part through the EGR valve after the EGR gas having flowed in the EGR cooler passes through the EGR cooler,
wherein the EGR cooler includes a gas passage through which the EGR gas flows and a water passage through which cooling water in an engine flows to cool the gas passage, and
the intake manifold is configured to allow the EGR gas to pass through the EGR cooler and then flow in the EGR gas distribution part through the EGR valve, and distribute the EGR gas into the plurality of branch pipes so that the EGR gas merges with intake air that flows through the branch pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,543

METHOD OF OPERATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING INCREASED RICH LIMIT FOR DEDICATED EGR CYLINDER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of operating an engine having at least one dedicated EGR cylinder, with the remaining cylinders being main cylinders, comprising:operating the main cylinders at a first air-fuel ratio;
determining a rich operating limit of the dedicated EGR cylinder operating without internal EGR;
operating the dedicated EGR cylinder at a second air-fuel ratio that is at or below the rich operating limit;
controlling the intake and/or exhaust valves of the main cylinders such that the main cylinders retain exhaust gas, thereby providing internal EGR to only those cylinders, during all or some operating conditions of the engine; and
controlling the intake and/or exhaust valves of the dedicated EGR cylinder independently of the intake and/or exhaust valves of the dedicated EGR cylinder, such that the dedicated EGR cylinder never receives internal EGR at any load of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,437

TEST BENCH FOR AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET ENGINE, WITH SHUTTERS

Safran Aero Boosters S.A....

1. A test bench for a turbojet engine, said test bench comprising:an inlet;
an outlet;
a passage allowing a circulation of air between the inlet and the outlet, the passage structured and operable to receive a turbojet engine for testing;
the passage comprises at least one tight movable shutter comprising an inflatable element, the at least one tight movable shutter is structured and operable to cut off the circulation of air between the inlet and the outlet and to suffocate a fire occurring in the passage at the turbojet engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,413

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EVALUATING THE CONTENTS OF MATERIALS

Michael P. Smith, Tulsa,...

1. A method for analyzing the mechanical strength of a geologic formation comprising:a. Placing a plurality of separated samples of material obtained from the geologic formation into a container, the container comprising a top, bottom, and two or more sides,
b. Subjecting the container to one or more compression forces, wherein at least one of the one or more compression forces are applied to at least two sides of each container, and the samples interact with at least two sides of the container,
c. Determining the amount of compression of the container, and
d. Assessing the mechanical strength of the geologic formation by evaluating the compression of the container comprising the samples.

US Pat. No. 10,190,356

POWER DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A power door opening and closing device comprising:an actuator comprising a motor for assisting an operating force to open and close a door supported by a vehicle body, and a control for driving the motor of the actuator to open and close the door,
wherein a built-in sensor comprising a magnetic ring, rotating according to opening and closing motions of the door, is disposed in the actuator, and an angular velocity sensor is disposed at a distal end of the door for detecting a motion of the distal end of the door; and
wherein when the motor of the actuator is at rest and the control determines that the door is in an intermediate position between a fully-closed position and a fully-open position, when the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the distal end of the door in an opening direction or a closing direction, or when the built-in sensor in the actuator detects the rotation of the magnetic ring before the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the door, the control determines that the door is being manually operated, and the control drives the motor of the actuator to open and/or close the door based on the determination of the manual operation of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,190,330

SHADING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Shibumi Shade, LLC, Rale...

1. A system for providing shade onto a surface, comprising:a canopy configured for engagement with, and complete aerial suspension by, a single, continuous frame,
wherein the frame consists essentially of a plurality of sections configured for end-to-end alignment from a left end to a right end, wherein each section is configured to engage with any adjacent sections,
wherein the left end and the right end are configured to be secured to the surface for aerially supporting the frame and completely suspending the canopy aerially, and
a container for housing and transporting all of the other components of the system, wherein the container is also an anchor for housing weight,
a cord selectively engaged or coupled to an interior of the container for inverting the container to serve as the anchor for housing weight, the cord selectively engageable or coupled to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,287

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE COMPONENT DETECTION AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of controlling operation of an industrial machine, the method comprising:receiving a signal from each of a plurality of identification tags, the signal received from each of the plurality of identification tags being specific to a respective one of a plurality of components installed in the industrial machine;
identifying, using a processor, the plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine based on the signal received from each of the plurality of identification tags;
comparing, using the processor, the identified plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine to a predetermined list of components that is expected to be installed in the industrial machine; and
modifying a setting of at least one operating parameter when the identified plurality of components that is installed in the industrial machine matches the predetermined list of components that is expected to be installed in the industrial machine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,279

PILE FOR AN OFFSHORE MONOPILE TYPE FOUNDATION STRUCTURE

INNOGY SE, Essen (DE)

1. A pile for an offshore monopile type foundation structure comprising:an elongate cylindrical steel tube comprising a first length with a first wall thickness, and a second length with a second wall thickness, wherein the first wall thickness is different from the second wall thickness, and
wherein the second length comprises several reinforcement ribs extending longitudinally and equally spaced apart from each other over the entire second length.

US Pat. No. 10,190,260

FLUFF PULP AND HIGH SAP LOADED CORE

INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPA...

1. A fluff pulp composition, comprising:softwood fibers;
8 to 23% by weight of hardwood fibers; and
one or more superabsorbent polymer (SAP),
wherein the fluff pulp composition has a SAP retention value greater than 75%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,238

BALE OPENER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A bale opener for take-off of fiber tufts from fiber bales, comprising:a take-off tower arranged on a horizontal drive or a rotating frame;
a take-off arm held on the take-off tower in a guide so as to be vertically adjustable along the take-off tower;
a single lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower for vertical adjustment of the take-off arm, the lifting spindle having a longitudinal axis in the movement direction of the take-off arm;
the lifting spindle fastened on the take-off tower at an upper end of the lifting spindle, wherein a lower end of the lifting spindle is not held in the take-off tower;
the take-off arm connected to the lifting spindle via a recirculating ball nut; and
the nut provided with the drive and the lifting spindle held in a rotationally locked manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,218

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE CONTAINING PHOTOIMAGEABLE DIELECTRIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THEREOF

TWISDEN LTD., Tortola (V...

1. An integrated circuit substrate, comprising:at least one internal patterned mask layer defined by multiple mask units that are spaced apart by gaps on a partially or completely removable carrier; and
at least one internal conductive trace layer formed by one or more internal conductive traces that are deposited into the gaps of each internal patterned mask layer such that each gap is occupied with an internal conductive trace;
wherein the internal patterned mask layer is made of a photoimageable dielectric material that is retained in the integrated circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,192

METHOD OF RECOVERING ACID AND PLATINUM GROUP METAL FROM LEACHING SOLUTION OF SPENT CATALYST

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

1. A method of recovering acid and a platinum group metal from a leaching solution of a spent catalyst, the method comprising:filtering a leaching solution, in which a spent catalyst is leached, providing the filtered leaching solution into a concentration chamber, and heating the filtered leaching solution to recover acid included in the leaching solution;
providing a concentrated solution of the leaching solution into a substitution chamber after recovering the acid, and adding a metal having a higher ionization tendency than a platinum group metal for a substitution reaction; and
cleaning a solid, which is separated by solid-liquid separation after the substitution reaction, with acid and recovering the solid,
wherein the metal added when the substitution reaction is performed includes at least one selected from the group consisting of iron, aluminum and zinc.

US Pat. No. 10,190,157

MODIFIED NUCLEOTIDE LINKERS

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

1. A nucleoside or nucleotide covalently attached to a fluorophore through a linker, wherein said linker comprises a structure of formula (I) or (II), or combination of both:
wherein
R1 is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, —NR5—C(?O)R6, or —NR7—C(?O)—OR8;
R4 is hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each R5 and R7 is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each R6 and R8 is independently optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;
each of the methylene repeating unit in

 is optionally substituted;
X is methylene (CH2), oxygen (O), or sulfur (S);
m is an integer of 0 through 20;
n is an integer of 1 through 20; and
p is an integer of 1 through 20.

US Pat. No. 10,190,066

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIOMASS HYDROGASIFICATION

G4 Insights Inc., Burnab...

1. A method, comprising:pyrolyzing biomass to produce a pyrolysis gas and char;
hydrogasifying the pyrolysis gas in the presence of a catalyst and hydrogen produced by a hydrogen generator powered by a renewable energy source, to produce a gas mixture;
separating the gas mixture into a substitute natural gas stream and a residual gas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,190,057

FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

SASOL TECHNOLOGY PROPRIET...

1. A method of synthesising Fischer-Tropsch products, the method includingfeeding a synthesis gas to a moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor containing a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst in a moving catalyst bed, catalytically converting at least a portion of the synthesis gas in the moving catalyst bed to Fischer-Tropsch products and withdrawing the Fischer-Tropsch products from the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor,
the method further including, while the moving-bed Fisher-Tropsch synthesis reactor is on-line:
withdrawing a portion of the Fischer-Tropsch catalyst from the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor;
discarding from about 15 wt % to about 60 wt % of the withdrawn Fischer-Tropsch catalyst;
adding a reactivated Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor; and
adding a fresh Fischer-Tropsch catalyst, in addition to the reactivated catalyst, to the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,017

PROTECTIVE FILM-FORMING FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP WITH PROTECTIVE FILM

Lintec Corporation, Toky...

1. A protective film-forming film for forming a protective film which protects a metal film provided on a back surface of a semiconductor chip,wherein the protective film-forming film is formed of a protective film-forming composition to which a coupling agent having a protected thiol group is added, and
wherein the protective group in the protected thiol group includes at least one of the group consisting of a trialkoxysilyl group, a trialkylsilyl group, a trialkylsiloxy group, a carbamate group, a carbonate group, and an acetyl group, and
wherein the coupling agent has a protected thiol group at a terminal of the molecule,
wherein the coupling agent is composed of a compound represented by the following formula (1), and
wherein the protective film-forming composition includes an acrylic resin having a glass transition temperature of ?3 to 6 ° C., and
(R1O)3—Si—X1—S—Y1  formula (1)wherein R1 represents an alkyl group in which three R1s may be the same as or different from each other; X1 represents an alkylene group; and Y1 represents the protective group in the protected thiol group.

US Pat. No. 10,190,008

METHOD FOR PRINTING ON WATER-SOLUBLE MATERIAL

Fujifilm Imaging Colorant...

1. A method for printing on a water-soluble material which comprises the following steps:A) ink jet printing, using a printer with a single-pass print-head, an ink onto a water-soluble material so as to form an image wherein the ink comprises a self-dispersible pigment which comprises a carboxy-functional dispersant crosslinked around a pigment core by a cross-linking agent having at least two groups selected from oxetane, carbodiimide, hydrazide, oxazoline, aziridine, isocyanate, N-methylol, keteneimine, isocyanurate and epoxy groups;
B) overprinting the image formed in step A) with a water soluble overprint varnish.

US Pat. No. 10,189,939

HIGH PERFORMANCE EXTENDED POT LIFE EPOXY HARDENERS

ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ...

1. A method for curing an epoxy resin; said method comprising adding to the epoxy resin a curing agent comprising a compound of formula (I)
wherein:
X is a difunctional group selected from C3-C10 alkyl and C4-C20 heteroalkyl having only oxygen heteroatoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,862

PHENOTHIAZINE-PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Chinese University of...

15. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,189,861

PYRIMIDO-DIAZEPINONE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTIT...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein,
R? is H or methyl;
L is absent, SO2, or CO;
X is H, methyl, fluoro, chloro, phenyl, pyridinyl, thiophenyl, —NH—CO—CH?CH—CH2—N(CH3)2, —S(O)2—N(CH3)2, or

Z is NH or N—C1-C3 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or methyl;
R6 is hydrogen; and
R1 is H, C?O(CH3),

US Pat. No. 10,189,857

POSITIVE ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS OF THE MUSCARINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR M4

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A compound of formula (I),
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
W is selected from CR1 and N;
X is selected from CR1 and N;
Y is selected from CR1 and N;
each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R3a and R3b are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl, or R3a and R3b are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted ring;
R4a is hydrogen and R4b is selected from alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, heterocyclyl, and —(CRaRb)n—Z, any of which may be optionally substituted; or R4a and R4b, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are taken together to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring;
Ra is hydrogen;
Rb is hydrogen;
Z is selected from halo, —OR, —SR, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —S(O)R, —SO2R, —NR2, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)2NR2, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl, any of which may be optionally substituted;
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8; and
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, heterocyclealkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroalkyl, any of which may be optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,189,809

SGC STIMULATORS

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A compound according to Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
ring B is a phenyl or a 6-membered heteroaryl ring containing 1 or 2 nitrogen atoms in the ring;
n is an integer selected from 0 to 3;
each JB is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, a C1-6 aliphatic, —ORB or a C3-8 cycloaliphatic group; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic and each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R3;
each RB is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic or a C3-8 cycloaliphatic; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic and each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R3;
each R3 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C 1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl);
X is C-JD or C—H;
o is an integer selected from 0 to 3;
each JD is independently selected from —NO2, —ORD, —SRD, —C(O)RD, —C(O)ORD, —C(O)N(RD)2, —CN, —N(RD)2, —N(Rd)C(O)RD, —N(Rd)C(O)ORD, —SO2RD, —SO2N(RD)2, —N(Rd)SO2RD, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-RD, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 6 to 10-membered aryl ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring and each said 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 6 to 10-membered aryl ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R5;
each RD is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-Rf, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R5;
each Rd is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, —(C1-6 aliphatic)-Rf, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said heterocylic ring and each said heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
each Rf is independently selected from a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, phenyl or a 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said heterocylic ring and each said heteroaryl ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, each said phenyl and each said 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
alternatively, two instances of RD linked to the same nitrogen atom of JD, together with said nitrogen atom of JD, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5; or
alternatively, one instance of RD linked to a carbon, oxygen or sulfur atom of JD and one instance of Rd linked to a nitrogen atom of the same JD, together with said carbon, oxygen or sulfur and said nitrogen atom of that same JD, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R5;
each R5 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, C1-4 alkyl, a C7-12 aralkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl ring, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 cyanoalkyl, —OR6, —SR6, —COR6, —OC(O)R6, —C(O)OR6, —C(O)N(R6)2, —N(R6)C(O)R6, —N(R6)2, —SO2R6, —SO2N(R6)2, —N(R6)SO2R6, phenyl or an oxo group; wherein each said phenyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C 1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —NO2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl); and wherein each said C7-12 aralkyl and each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-4 alkyl, a C2-4 alkenyl, phenyl, a C7-12 aralkyl or a C3-8 cycloalkyl ring; wherein each of said C1-4 alkyl, each said C2-4 alkenyl, each said phenyl, each said C7-12 aralkyl and each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
alternatively, two instances of R6 linked to the same nitrogen atom of R5, together with said nitrogen atom of R5, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; or
alternatively, one instance of R6 linked to a nitrogen atom of R5 and one instance of R6 linked to a carbon or sulfur atom of the same R5, together with said nitrogen and said carbon or sulfur atom of the same R5, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
or, alternatively, two JD groups attached to two vicinal ring D atoms, taken together with said two vicinal ring D atoms, form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle resulting in a fused ring D wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle contains from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; and wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C 1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl), —O(C1-4 haloalkyl) oxo or phenyl; wherein said phenyl is optionally and independently substituted by up to three instances of halogen, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-4 alkyl), —N(C1-4 alkyl)2, —NO2, —CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, —O(C1-4 alkyl) or —O(C1-4 haloalkyl);
RC is selected from —CN or a ring C;
ring C is a phenyl ring, a monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, a bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, a monocyclic 3 to 10-membered cycloaliphatic ring, or a monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle ; wherein said monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, said bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, or said monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle contain between 1 and 4 heteroatoms selected from N, O or S; wherein said monocyclic 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring is not a 1,3,5-triazinyl ring; and wherein said phenyl, monocyclic 5 to 6-membered heteroaryl ring, bicyclic 8 to 10-membered heteroaryl ring, or monocyclic 4 to 10-membered heterocycle is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of JC;
each JC is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, a C1-6 aliphatic, —ORH, —SRH, —N(RH)2, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring or a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring; wherein said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring contains 1 or 2 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S; wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring and each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R7; or alternatively, two JC groups attached to two vicinal ring C atoms, taken together with said two vicinal ring C atoms, form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle resulting in a fused ring C; wherein said 5 to 7-membered heterocycle contains from 1 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
each RH is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-6 aliphatic, a C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring or a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocylic ring contains between 1 and 3 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N or S; and wherein each said C1-6 aliphatic, each said C3-8 cycloaliphatic ring, each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring, is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of R7;
alternatively, two instances of RH linked to the same nitrogen atom of JC, together with said nitrogen atom of JC, form a 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S, and wherein each said 4 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring is optionally and independently substituted by up to 3 instances of R7; or
each R7 is independently selected from halogen, —CN, —NO2, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl ring, —OR8, —SR8, —N(R8)2, or an oxo group; wherein each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
each R8 is independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl or a C3-8 cycloalkyl ring; wherein each said cycloalkyl group is optionally and independently substituted with up to 3 instances of halogen;
alternatively, two instances of R8 linked to the same nitrogen atom of R7, together with said nitrogen atom of R7, form a 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring or a 5-membered heteroaryl ring; wherein each said 5 to 8-membered heterocyclic ring and each said 5-membered heteroaryl ring optionally contains up to 2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from N, O or S;
RA is selected from hydrogen, halogen, C1-4 alkyl or C1-4 haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,806

FIBER CONDUIT APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND CHEMICAL EXTRACTIONS

Chemtor, LP., San Marcos...

1. An apparatus comprising:a conduit comprising:
two fluid inlets at one end of the conduit, wherein one of the two fluid inlets comprises a tube extending into the conduit and a perforated node at the end of the tube, and wherein the other of the two fluid inlets is arranged up-stream of the perforated node;
one fluid outlet at an opposing end of the conduit;
a collection vessel positioned proximate the fluid outlet, wherein the collection vessel comprises two fluid outlets respectively arranged along upper and lower portions of the collection vessel; and
a plurality of functionalized polymer fibers positioned longitudinally within the conduit, wherein one end of the functionalized polymer fibers are secured to the perforated node, wherein the other end of the functionalized polymer fibers extend into the collection vessel, and wherein the functionalized polymer fibers comprise acid functionalized polymer fibers, base functionalized polymer fibers, hydroxyl functionalized polymer fibers, amino functionalized polymer fibers, or ether functionalized polymer fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,804

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DICARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOUND

DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, L...

1. A method for producing a compound represented by formula (13) or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, the method comprising:(i) a step of
1) reacting a compound represented by formula (10) or a compound represented by formula (11) with 3-(chlorosulfonyl)benzoyl chloride in a solvent to obtain a condensate, and then
2) reacting the condensate with a compound represented by formula (3) in a solvent in the presence of a base to produce a compound represented by formula (12):
wherein R1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R3 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, and HX represents an acid; and(ii) a step of subjecting the compound represented by formula (12) produced in the previous step to a hydrolysis reaction in the presence of aqueous alkali in a solvent to produce a compound represented by formula (13):
wherein R1 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group, and R3 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,799

PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUBSTITUTED PHENYLISOXAZOLINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. Process for preparing one or more phenylisoxazoline derivatives of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is methyl, bromomethyl or chloromethyl;
R2 is halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl and
R3 is C1-C4-alkylsulphonyloxy, C1-C4-haloalkylsulphonyloxy,
wherein, in (i), a chloroxime of formula (II)

wherein R4 is C1-C12-alkyl,
is reacted with a styrene of formula (III)

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above,
in the presence of an inorganic base in an organic aprotic solvent to give the corresponding phenylisoxazoline of formula (IV)

wherein R2, R3 and R4 are as defined above,
and the latter then reacts, in (ii), with an organometallic reagent and an organic base in an organic aprotic solvent to give the ketone of formula (Ia)

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above,
and then, in (iii), in the presence of a halogenating agent in a solvent, the haloketone of formula (Ib) is formed

wherein R2 and R3 are as defined above and
X is chlorine or bromine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,759

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A CHLORINATED ALKENE

SPOLEK PRO CHEMICKOU A HU...

1. A process for preparing a chlorinated alkene comprising:contacting a chlorinated alkane with a catalyst comprising metallic iron, ferrous chloride, ferric chloride, or any combination thereof, in a dehydrochlorination zone to produce a reaction mixture comprising the catalyst, the chlorinated alkane and the chlorinated alkene,
contacting the reaction mixture with an aqueous medium and an acid in an aqueous treatment zone thereby forming a biphasic mixture comprising an aqueous phase and an organic phase, and
extracting chlorinated alkene from the organic phase of the biphasic mixture, wherein the concentration of the chlorinated alkene in the reaction mixture present in the dehydrochlorination zone is controlled such that the molar ratio of chlorinated alkene:chlorinated alkane is from 1:99 to 50:50, and wherein the process is performed under reaction conditions that enable the chlorinated alkene to be produced selectively with other isomer formation less than 5% based on sum of all alkene isomers produced.

US Pat. No. 10,189,737

FIBER OPTIC MANUFACTURING IN SPACE

FOMS Inc., San Diego, CA...

1. A method comprising:forming an optical fiber in a low gravity environment, the optical fiber formed with a primary coating;
causing the optical fiber to be returned to a terrestrial environment; and
forming a secondary coating on the optical fiber in the terrestrial environment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,706

METHOD FOR SELF-ALIGNING SOLDER-ATTACHED MEMS DIE TO A MOUNTING SURFACE

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. A method of attaching a MEMS die to a surface, the method comprising:placing solder mask having a centrally formed flow area on a solder surface of a body;
centering and rotationally aligning a solder perform on the solder surface of the body within the flow area of the solder mask;
centering and rotationally aligning a MEMS die on the solder preform; and
heating the solder perform in a reflow process until the solder is molten and surface tension of the molten solder moves the MEMS die to a position where the surface tensions balance and the MEMS die is centered within the flow area of the solder mask;
wherein the solder surface of the body is substantially circular and the solder preform is substantially rectangular.

US Pat. No. 10,189,667

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. A post-processing apparatus couplable to an image forming apparatus comprising:a paper discharging roller to
convey, from a conveying path, a first paper discharged from the image forming apparatus to a standby path connected to the conveying path,
convey the first paper from the standby path and a second paper sequentially discharged from the image forming apparatus from the conveying path, to an intermediate loading part, in a state in which a leading end of the first paper toward the intermediate loading part protrudes more than a leading end of the second paper toward the intermediate loading part;
a main paddle part to convey the first paper and the second paper conveyed to the intermediate loading part to a compiling region;
a reverse roller arranged at a lower side of the main paddle part to convey, along with the main paddle part, the first paper and the second paper to the compiling region; and
a binding part to process the first paper and the second paper conveyed to the compiling region.