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.

US Pat. No. 10,189,665

UNWINDER OF REELS OF WEB MATERIAL

A.CELLI NONWOVENS S.P.A.,...

1. An unwinder of reels of web material wound around winding spindles, comprising:an unwinding station with at least one unwinding member to rotate a reel that is located in said unwinding station and feed the web material toward a delivery path;
lifting members to lift a spindle of a first exhausted reel from said unwinding station in a removal position;
an insertion member to insert a second reel into said unwinding station;
a pressing member to press the web material coming from the first reel in the removal position against the second reel in the unwinding station; and
a severing member arranged and controlled to sever the web material of said first reel in an area comprised between the removal position and said pressing member, wherein said pressing member is arranged and controlled to press the web material of the first reel against a lateral surface of the second reel so as: to generate friction between the lateral surface of the second reel and the web material, such that rotation of the second reel and a pressure exerted by the pressing member causes the first reel to be drawn into rotation and to deliver by pulling the web material remaining around the first reel, such that a residual web material is drawn from the first reel; and to provide pressure to cause adhesion of the web material of the first reel to the web material of the second reel, by means of a double-sided adhesive tape interposed between the two web materials, wherein a braking system is associated with said lifting members to brake the spindle of said first reel located in the removal position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,651

ITEM INFEED APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A PALLETIZER

Top Tier, LLC, Clackamas...

1. A method of assembling rows of items in a palletizer, each item having a leading edge and a trailing edge, the method comprising the steps of:a. delivering a first item to a first conveyer;
b. engaging the trailing edge of the first item with a pusher and aligning the first item so that the trailing edge is parallel to the pusher;
c. delivering the first item with the pusher to a row accumulator wherein the row accumulator further comprises a second conveyer and the step of delivering the first item with the pusher to the row accumulator includes advancing the first item on the second conveyer to a desired position thereon; and
d. determining the position of the trailing edge of the first item on the row accumulator by detecting the position of the pusher.

US Pat. No. 10,189,636

INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR A COMBINED PROCEDURE DRAPE AND BAG

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

1. A method for deploying an indicator integrated with a combined drape and carrying bag unit used in medical and surgical settings, comprising:laying out a combined drape and bag carrying unit convertible from a first, mat configuration to a second, carrying bag configuration, said unit comprising:
a centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion for the disposition of an instrument,
a drawstring casing along the periphery of said unit with a continuous drawstring disposed therein,
at least two drawstring access openings positioned along said drawstring casing, thereby exposing a portion of said drawstring to medical personnel, and
an indicator fixedly attached to said drawstring along a particular length of said drawstring, said indicator contained within said drawstring casing while said combined drape and bag carrying unit is in said first configuration; and
placing medical waste or used medical equipment in the centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion;
pulling on portions of said drawstring exposed at said drawstring access openings, thereby converting said unit from said first configuration to said second configuration by gathering together said periphery of said unit and forming a bag and further thereby deploying and exposing said indicator by pulling said particular length of drawstring with attached indicator out of said drawstring casing; and
writing on the indicator after the indicator is deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,622

PACK OF SINGLE USE CAPSULE OR POD, PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD THEREOF

AZIONARIA COSTRUZIONI MAC...

1. A pack, comprising:a capsule or pod, the capsule or pod being single use, the capsule or pod including two bases opposite one another and a side wall connecting the two bases and delimiting therewith a chamber containing an aromatic substance, and
a sealed container containing the capsule or pod housed in a protective atmosphere of inert gas;
wherein the sealed container copies at least in part a shape of the capsule or pod and is in contact with at least part of the capsule or pod to reproduce at least partially the shape;
wherein the sealed container is in contact with at least part of the side wall to at least partly reproduce the shape of the side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,607

PLASTIC FOOD PORTION BAG WITH TACKY FLAP

Inteplast Group Corporati...

1. A plastic flip type food storage bag comprising:a first panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other;
a second panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other, the first and second panels being joined to each other along the respective bottom edges and first and second side edges to define a bag interior, the first and second panels defining an opening between the respective top edges permitting access to the bag interior, with the first panel defining a front panel and the second panel defining a rear panel; and
a closure flap joined directly to an outwardly facing front of the first panel defining the front panel, the closure flap configured for folding over the front and rear panels and opening for closure of the bag, wherein the entire surface area of the closure flap facing outwardly away from the first panel has a tackiness which is greater than the tackiness of the first panel to which it is joined;
the second panel having an extension section extending above the first panel with the top edge of the second panel above the top edge of the first panel, and the first panel is disposed between the closure flap and the second panel such that the plastic bag is a flip type food storage bag;
wherein the first and second panels comprise high density polyethylene (HDPE) material and have a coefficient of friction of less than 0.3;
wherein the closure flap comprises a material selected from the group consisting of low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ethylene copolymer, metallocene polyethylene and ethylene copolymer, or blends thereof, which composition imparts a coefficient of friction to the outwardly facing surface of the closure flap of at least about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,597

FOOTED CONTAINER BASE

Amcor Rigid Plastics USA,...

1. A one-piece plastic container comprising:an upper portion defining an opening at an upper end of the container;
a cylindrical sidewall extending from the upper portion and defining a storage volume accessible through the opening; and
a base portion extending from the cylindrical sidewall to a base end of the container that is opposite to the upper end of the container, the base portion including:
a gate area at an axial center of the base portion;
a plurality of feet radially spaced apart about the axial center;
a plurality of straps, each one of the plurality of straps arranged between neighboring ones of the plurality of feet; and
a plurality of fillet areas, each one of the plurality of fillet areas arranged between one of the plurality of feet and straps on opposite sides thereof;
wherein the base portion includes a cumulative strap surface area defined by a total surface area of the plurality of straps, the gate area, and half a total surface area of the plurality of fillet areas, and a cumulative foot surface area defined by a total surface area of the plurality of feet and half the total surface area of the plurality of fillet areas;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of cumulative foot surface area to cumulative strap surface area in the range of 2.4-2.8:1;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of overall surface area to the cumulative strap surface area in the range of 3.4-3.8:1;
wherein the base portion has a ratio of overall surface area to the cumulative foot surface area of 1.2-1.6:1;
wherein about 67%-77% of an overall surface area of the base portion is the cumulative foot surface area; and
wherein about 23%-33% of the overall surface area of the base portion is the cumulative strap surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,189,596

PLASTIC CONTAINERS HAVING BASE CONFIGURATIONS WITH UP-STAND WALLS HAVING A PLURALITY OF RINGS, AND SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND BASE MOLDS THEREOF

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY,...

1. A method comprising:providing a blow-molded plastic container, the plastic container including a sidewall configured to support a film label, a finish projecting from an upper end of the sidewall and operative to cooperatively receive a closure to sealingly enclose the plastic container, and a base extending from the sidewall to form a bottom enclosed end of the plastic container, wherein the bottom end comprises:
an annular bearing portion defining a standing surface for the container, the base being smooth and without surface features from said bearing portion to a lower label stop,
a cylindrical wall including a first concave ring, a second concave ring, and a third concave ring, the cylindrical wall circumscribed by said bearing portion and extending continuously upward from said bearing portion toward said finish generally in a radially inward direction, the first concave ring being continuous throughout a first circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a first diameter and a first cross-sectional radius, the second concave ring extending directly from the first concave ring and being continuous throughout a second circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a second diameter and a second cross-sectional radius, and the third concave ring extending directly from the second concave ring and being continuous throughout a third circumference of the cylindrical wall and defined by a third diameter and a third cross-sectional radius, the first diameter being greater than the second and third diameters, and the second diameter being greater than the third diameter, and
an inner wall circumscribed by said cylindrical wall with an annular shoulder therebetween,
hot-filling the plastic container via the finish with a product;
sealing the hot-filled plastic container with the closure; and
cooling the hot-filled and sealed plastic container;
wherein an internal pressure characteristic after hot-filling and sealing the plastic container is compensated by the inner wall with substantially no movement of the cylindrical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,582

ELASTICALLY DEPLOYABLE PANEL STRUCTURE SOLAR ARRAY

DEPLOYABLE SPACE SYSTEMS,...

1. An elastically deployable panel structure for space solar array applications comprising:a unitary, continuous support structure having first and second opposing side edges, a first, stowed configuration and a second, deployed configuration, the stowed configuration having elastic strain energy, said elastic strain energy operable to power deployment of said support structure;
wherein the support structure is configured to be operable as a mounting surface for solar cell arrays,
and further wherein the first and second opposing side edges are curved downward with respect to a bottom surface of said support structure, each of said first and second opposing side edges forming a C-shaped open cylinder, when said support structure is in the deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,189,554

ENCLOSURE COOLING FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A housing of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:a metallic porous material comprising a first porous portion and a second porous portion, the metallic porous material configured to enclose one or more components of the UAV; and
a phase change material (PCM), wherein pores of the first porous portion are free of the PCM and pores of the second porous portion are filled with the PCM,
wherein the metallic porous material and the PCM are configured to passively cool the UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,189,523

HANDLEBAR MOUNTABLE LIGHT PIPE APPARATUS FOR A BICYCLE

Karbon Kinetics Limited, ...

1. A bicycle light for mounting to a bicycle handlebar, comprising:an elongate light pipe (18);
mounting means (20, 21) for mounting the light pipe generally parallel to the bicycle handlebar, with a reflective rear face (27) of the light pipe adjacent to the handlebar so that light reflected from the reflective rear face exits the light pipe in a direction away from the handlebar;
an LED (26) mounted to emit light into an end of the light pipe (18); and
a heat sink (24) in thermal contact with the LED (26) and arranged such that, when the bicycle light is mounted to a bicycle handlebar by the mounting means (20, 21), the heat sink (24) is in thermal contact with the handlebar and can transfer heat from the LED into the bicycle handlebar by conduction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,485

EQUIPMENT ENVELOPE FOR HOPPER WAGON

Drax Power Limited, Selb...

1. An equipment envelope for a hopper wagon, the equipment envelope comprising a housing comprising a first end wall, a second end wall, a first sidewall, and a second side wall, incorporated in a bulk commodities storage chamber of the wagon and defining a substantially enclosed cavity storage space in the chamber in which hopper wagon control means and/or other component parts can be accommodated, wherein the equipment envelope is arranged in the chamber at a location above a hopper wagon bogie, wherein the equipment envelope is configured to be arranged in the chamber of the hopper wagon body between a first closable outlet and a second closable outlet, and wherein the first end wall is configured to extend at a first incline angle towards the first closable outlet and the second end wall is configured to extend at a second inclined angle towards the second closable outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,189,433

EXTRUDED 3D RAMP/PACKAGING DEVICE FOR TIGHT PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. An air curtain delivery assembly, comprising:an arcuate extruded unitary channel defining a cross-section width that is greater than a cross-section depth; and
an inflatable air curtain;
the channel having a longitudinal length defining an arc substantially matching a vehicle fore-aft curvature of a vehicle roof panel and having an open mouth defining a mouth width to provide a ramp for directing deployment of the inflatable air curtain from an interior of the channel and inboard of a vehicle side structure;
wherein the mouth width is less than the cross-section width.

US Pat. No. 10,189,368

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSPORTATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

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

1. A power supply system comprising:a first energy storage having a first power density and a first energy density, a first charge rate indicating a charge rate of the first energy storage;
a second energy storage having a second power density higher than the first power density and a second energy density lower than the first energy density, a second charge rate indicating a charge rate of the second energy storage;
a power transmission electric circuit via which an electrical load is connected to the first energy storage and to the second energy storage; and
circuitry configured to
control the power transmission electric circuit in a first mode when the second charge rate is higher than a second switching threshold while controlling the power transmission electric circuit in a second mode, a ratio of a first electric power amount of an electric power to be supplied from the first energy storage to the electrical load and a second electric power amount of an electric power to be supplied from the second energy storage to the electrical load being changed in accordance with the first charge rate at least in the first mode among the first mode and the second mode, and
control the power transmission electric circuit in the second mode when the second charge rate is lower than a first switching threshold lower than the second switching threshold while controlling the power transmission electric circuit in the first mode, the second electric power amount in the second mode being smaller than the second electric power amount in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,189,340

FOLDING TONNEAU COVER APPARATUS

Agri-Cover, Inc., Jamest...

1. A tonneau cover apparatus for removable attachment about a top of a perimeter of a cargo box of a pickup truck, the top perimeter of the cargo box including a forward end, two opposing sidewalls and a tailgate, the tailgate being positioned rearward of the forward end and having an open position and a closed position, the tonneau cover apparatus comprising:a support frame assembly for attachment to the cargo box, the support frame assembly having two opposing side rails, wherein each of the respective side rails can be secured to one of the respective opposing sidewalls; and
a cover assembly including a plurality of rigid panels; wherein the plurality of rigid panels includes first and second panels; the first and second panels being flexibly secured to one another by a flexible hinge; each of the rigid panels having a thickness of from about 0.020 inches to about 0.200 inches and the flexible hinge is made from a fiber reinforced polymeric material that can withstand deformation without breaking or cracking; and wherein the cover assembly includes a plurality of elongated support members; wherein each of the plurality of elongated support members is secured to an underside of one of the plurality of rigid panels to stiffen the respective rigid panel.

US Pat. No. 10,189,322

DEVICE FOR DISASSEMBLING A TIRE FROM A WHEEL RIM AND A METHOD OF DISASSEMBLING A TIRED WHEEL

BUTLER ENGINEERING AND MA...

1. A device for dismounting a tired wheel having a wheel rim and a tire mounted on the wheel rim, comprising:a support member,
a bill or lever-shaped disassembling tool having one end thereof articulated to said support member, and the other work end thereof substantially hook-shaped, whereby said disassembling tool can be angularly displaced between a first insertion position between the tire bead of the tire and edge of the wheel rim and a second engagement and extraction position of the tire bead,
comprising an interception element for holding said tool in an engagement and extraction position wherein the interception element is carried either by said support member or by said disassembling tool and arranged to intercept said tool or said support member, respectively, when said disassembling tool reaches said engagement and extraction position, said interception element comprising an elastically loaded pin, wherein during the angular displacement between said first insertion position and the second extraction position and upon reaching the second extraction position, the elastically loaded pin is energized to lock said tool in said second extraction position, and thereby preventing any backwards angular movement of said tool.

US Pat. No. 10,189,320

ON-WHEEL AIR MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

1. An air maintenance system comprising:a rotating inner ring secured to a vehicle wheel;
a stationary outer ring maintaining a constant angular position;
an occlusion roller rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring, the occlusion roller having a protruding portion centered axially at a radially outer surface of the occlusion roller with axially outer portions of the occlusion roller being radially recessed from the protruding portion and supported by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring;
spacer rollers rotationally fixed to the stationary outer ring and rotationally supported by the bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring; and
a flexible tube defining a pump cavity, the air maintenance system pumping a fluid from the ambient environment into a pneumatic tire by applying an occluding force against the flexible tube, periodically occluding portions of the pump cavity,
the spacer rollers having axially outer surfaces for rotational support by bearing surfaces of the rotating inner ring and a recess centered axially at the outer surface of the spacer rollers for avoiding any contact between the spacer rollers and the flexible tube.

US Pat. No. 10,189,299

SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING A COVERING UPON A FRAME

Tracer Imaging LLC, Ossi...

1. A frame for maintaining a region of a fabric piece in a substantially planar state, comprising:a plurality of rails, each of said rails having a geometrical profile extended in a linear direction, said rails each having a first end face and a second end face, and
a plurality of corner pieces, each of said corner pieces including a slot formed partially through said corner piece at a miter angle, wherein the plurality of corner pieces exclusively define all corners of the frame and are separate parts relative to the plurality of rails, each slot being defined and formed only in a respective corner piece and not in the plurality of rails.

US Pat. No. 10,189,298

DEVICE FOR HOLDING AND TILTING A CONTAINER

1. An apparatus, comprising:a top plate, the top plate having a proximate end and a distal end;
a hinge assembly, wherein the proximate end of the top plate is located proximate to the hinge assembly and the distal end of the top plate is located on an opposite end from the proximate end;
a bottom plate, wherein the top plate is hingedly coupled to the bottom plate by the hinge assembly, the bottom plate having a proximate end and a distal end, wherein the proximate end of the bottom plate is located proximate to the hinge assembly and the distal end of the bottom plate is located on an opposite end from the proximate end;
a leg extending outwardly away from the bottom plate, wherein the leg is coplanar with the bottom plate, and wherein the leg is connected to the bottom plate near the distal end of the bottom plate;
a hook connected to a top end of a bungee cord, wherein the bungee cord is adapted to extend upwardly from a top surface of the top plate; and
a retaining wall, wherein the retaining wall protrudes upwardly from the top surface of the top plate, and wherein the retaining wall extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the top plate,
wherein the top plate is rotatable relative to the bottom plate,
and wherein the apparatus is adapted to hold a container, the container being positionable on the top surface of the top plate and at least partially enclosed by the retaining wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,291

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUPPORT FOR THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

14. A thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprising a substrate layer composed of a substrate, an adhesive layer composed of a melt-extruded resin, a porous layer composed of a porous film, and a color material-receiving layer that are layered in the order mentioned, whereinthe substrate and the porous film are laminated by the melt-extruded resin while passing the substrate and the porous film between a pair of rollers, the pair of rollers comprising a press roller and a cooling roller having a spacing d therebetween, and a midpoint defined along the spacing d between the press roller and the cooling roller; wherein,
a difference (d?h) between the spacing d between the rollers and a total thickness h of the substrate layer, the adhesive layer, and the porous layer is 20 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less; and
wherein a die is arranged above a position between the midpoint and the cooling roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,288

REJECTED MEDIA UNIT STORAGE FOR MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICES

ZIH Corp., Lincolnshire,...

1. A media processing device, comprising:a housing having an opening to provide access to a cassette removably supported within the housing;
a media unit holder configured to receive a rejected media unit driven between the opening and a body of the cassette along a media reject path, the media unit holder including:
a first deck having a first support surface between the body of the cassette and the opening, the first support surface facing the opening; and
a second deck mounted within the housing and having a second support surface, the media unit holder configured to receive the rejected media unit to support (i) a leading portion of the rejected media unit on the first deck, and (ii) a trailing portion of the rejected media unit on the second deck, wherein the first and second decks are configured to receive the rejected media unit for removal of the rejected media unit via the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,286

CONVEYANCE APPARATUS OF WEB PRINT MEDIUM

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. A conveyance apparatus comprising:a conveyance roller configured to convey a web and arranged downstream of an inkjet head for ejecting ink to the web in a conveyance direction of the web;
a conveyance motor configured to drive the conveyance roller;
a back tension roller arranged upstream of the inkjet head in the conveyance direction and configured to apply a tension to a portion of the web located under the inkjet head in cooperation with the conveyance roller;
a conveyance speed detector configured to detect a conveyance speed of the web;
a brake configured to apply a braking force to the back tension roller; and
a controller configured to control the conveyance motor and the brake,wherein the controller is configured tobased on the conveyance speed of the web detected by the conveyance speed detector, control a value of a drive control parameter of the conveyance motor such that the conveyance speed of the web is equal to a target speed, the drive control parameter being a parameter for controlling power supplied to the conveyance motor,
calculate an output torque of the conveyance motor corresponding to the value of the drive control parameter, and
adjust the braking force of the brake such that a difference between the calculated output torque of the conveyance motor and an output torque of the brake is equal to a target torque difference corresponding to a target tension of the tension of the web.

US Pat. No. 10,189,285

SELF-STRIP MEDIA MODULE

1. A module, comprising:a peel bar rotatable from a first position on a discharge side of a platen roller to a second position on a feed side of the platen roller and to a third position on the discharge side of the platen roller;
wherein, when the peel bar is in the second position, media is fed over the peel bar and between the platen roller and a mid-chassis of a printer;
wherein, when the peel bar is rotated from the second position to the third position after the media is fed over the peel bar and between the platen roller and the mid-chassis, the peel bar pulls the media over the platen roller and over itself;
wherein the printer comprises a thermal printhead configured to be lowered onto the media over the platen roller and to print on media, the media comprising a series of labels adhered to a liner; and
wherein, when the printer advances the media over the peel bar when the peel bar is in the third position, the labels are stripped from the liner as the media advances around the peel bar and the printer advances the liner around the peel bar and over the platen roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,277

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRETREATING AND PRINTING TEXTILE SURFACES

Aeoon Technologies GmbH, ...

1. Device for pretreating and printing textile surfaces havingat least one pallet for accommodating and holding a textile to be printed, wherein, for the purpose of printing, the textile is provided on a printing face,
a pretreatment means, by means of which the textile can be pretreated prior to printing, wherein on the textile a pretreatment fluid is applied in a pretreatment area,
a printing means having at least one print head, by means of which the textile can be printed with a printed image in the pretreatment area,
a movement means, by means of which the at least one pallet can be moved relative to the pretreatment means and the printing means, and
a programmable control means, by means of which the printing means, the pretreatment means and/or the movement means can be controlled,whereina detection means is provided, by means of which the textile can be detected, and
the detection means is connected to the programmable control means, wherein, depending on the detected textile, the pretreatment area can be applied individually onto a partial area of the printing face of the textile.

US Pat. No. 10,189,221

TRANSFER RING SHOE AND TRANSFER RING HAVING VARIED SHOE PROFILE

Davian Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A transfer ring comprising:a circular frame;
a plurality of elongated driven links, each driven link having a first end rotatably mounted along the circular frame such that each driven link is rotatable between a contracted position and an expanded position;
a drive member disposed along the circular frame, the drive member being in operable engagement with the driven links and configured to drive the driven links between the contracted position and the expanded position; and
a plurality of shoes having arcuate interior surfaces facing substantially radially inwardly toward a central axis to collectively define a substantially cylindrical segmented gripping surface, each shoe being rotatably mounted to a second end of a respective one of the driven links, each shoe arcuate interior surface having a first arcuate edge and an opposite second arcuate edge extending substantially parallel to one another along a circumferential dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface and opposite first and second end edges extending between respective ends of the first and second arcuate edges;
wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of each shoe is mounted adjacent the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a respective adjacent one of the shoes, and wherein the first end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a first one of the shoes defines a first profile shape, in the form of a plurality of alternating protrusions and recesses along the circumferential dimension, which is keyed to mating engagement with a shape of the second end edge of the arcuate interior surface of a second one of the shoes adjacent to the first one of the shoes, the remaining first and second end edges conforming to a second profile shape which is a substantially straight line extending substantially parallel to an axial dimension of the cylindrical segmented gripping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,189

MOLDING METHOD AND MOLD THEREFOR

KAGA SANGYO CO., LTD., N...

1. A method of molding a product by rotating a mold, comprising:(i) filling a liquid synthetic resin material into the mold;
(ii) disposing the mold, which has been filled with the liquid synthetic resin material in step (i), in a vacuum interior of a housing of a mixer; and
(iii) driving the mixer to subject the mold in the vacuum interior to a planetary motion, thereby agitating the synthetic resin material while degassing it and generating an agitated/degassed synthetic resin material in the mold and thereby molding the product by rotational molding,
wherein the planetary motion is generated by driving the mixer to cause the mold to orbit about an orbital axis and simultaneously rotate about a rotational axis, wherein the rotation axis is eccentric from the orbital axis and is tilted relative to the orbital axis.

US Pat. No. 10,189,180

FOAM INJECTION SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE PORT INSERTS FOR SLURRY MIXING AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

United States Gypsum Comp...

1. A foam injection system for a cementitious slurry mixing and dispensing assembly, the foam injection system comprising:a foam injection body, the foam injection body defining a slurry passageway and a first port passageway, the first port passageway having a port opening in fluid communication with the slurry passageway, the foam injection body including a body engaging surface;
a first port insert, the first port insert defining a first foam passageway having a first orifice with a first orifice size, the first port insert adapted to removably mount to the foam injection body such that the first foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway, the first port insert including a port insert engaging surface adapted to engage the body engaging surface of the foam injection body when the first port insert is mounted thereto such that the first foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway; and
a second port insert, the second port insert defining a second foam passageway having a second orifice with a second orifice size, the second port insert adapted to removably mount to the foam injection body instead of the first port insert such that the second foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway, and the second orifice size being different than the first orifice size, the second non insert including the port insert engaging surface such that the port insert engaging surface of the second port insert is adapted to engage the body engaging surface of the foam injection body when the second port insert, instead of the first port insert, is mounted to the foam injection body such that the second foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,189,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING STATES OF OPERATION OF A ROBOTIC DEVICE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:controlling, by one or more computing devices, a robotic device to perform a predetermined motion to accomplish a task within an environment of the robotic device, wherein the robotic device includes (i) a motor configured to receive electrical power for causing movement of the motor, (ii) a transmission coupled to the motor, (iii) a torque sensor coupled to the transmission and configured to determine a torque of the transmission and a direction of rotation of the transmission, (iv) a link coupled to the transmission, and (v) an encoder configured to measure a velocity of the link, and wherein the predetermined motion involves the motor moving the link;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, an expected state of operation of the link of the robotic device, the expected state of operation being associated with performance of the predetermined motion;
while the robotic device is performing the predetermined motion:
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a first measurement of the electrical power received by the motor, wherein the firt measurement has a respective sign;
based on the velocity of the link measured by the encoder, the torque of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, and the direction of rotation of the transmission determined by the torque sensor, determining, by the one or more computing devices, a second measurement of mechanical power associated with the link, wherein the second measurement has a respective sign;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a current state of operation of the link of the robotic device based on a comparison of the signs of the first and second measurements to predetermined reference data, wherein the predetermined reference data includes multiple distinct pairs of an electrical power measurement sign and a mechanical power measurement sign and correlates each pair with a state of operation of the link of the robotic device; and
making, by the one or more computing devices, a determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation; and
based on the determination that the current state of operation differs from the expected state of operation, controlling, by the one or more computing devices, the link of the robotic device to perform a physical action different from the predetermined motion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,158

ROBOT MANIPULATOR WITH MODULAR TORQUE CONTROLLED LINK

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. An actuator system comprising:multiple torque controlled actuators arranged side-by-side, wherein a given torque controlled actuator of the multiple torque controlled actuators comprises one or more timing belt stages coupled in serial including an input stage for coupling to a motor and an output stage for coupling to a load, wherein the one or more timing belt stages couple rotation of the motor to rotation of an output of the output stage;
a common frame to couple the multiple torque controlled actuators in the side-by-side arrangement; and
a differential coupled to outputs of the multiple torque controlled actuators to create a multiple degree of freedom (DOF) actuated joint.

US Pat. No. 10,189,133

MEASUREMENT, CALIBRATION AND COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MACHINE TOOL

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A measurement, calibration and compensation system for a machine tool, comprising:a first positioning base having a first XY plane and a first XZ plane, wherein the first positioning base is for mounting on a machine bed of the machine tool and located at a lateral side of an x-axis linear translation stage of the machine tool, the x-axis linear translation stage is mounted on the machine bed, and the first positioning base is made of a material selected from a group consisting of a zero-expansion glass material, an Invar material, and a granite material;
two first speckle image sensors for mounting on an object holding unit of the machine tool, wherein the object holding unit is translatable on the x-axis linear translation stage along the x-axis, the first speckle image sensors separately sense along the x-axis a speckle position of the object holding unit at the first XY plane and a speckle position of the object holding unit at the first XZ plane before and after the machine tool is started, and a difference between the speckle positions of the object holding unit at the first XY plane before and after the machine tool is started and a difference between the speckle positions of the object holding unit at the first XZ plane before and after the machine tool is started are used for calibrating and compensating a position of the object holding unit by an axis control system when the machine tool is machining;
a second positioning base having a second XY plane and a second YZ plane, wherein the second positioning base is provided for mounting on the machine bed of the machine tool and located at a lateral side of a y-axis linear translation stage and a z-axis linear translation stage of the machine tool, the y-axis linear translation stage is mounted on the machine bed, and the z-axis linear translation stage is translatable on the y-axis linear translation stage along the y-axis and the second positioning base is made of a material selected from the group consisting of a zero-expansion glass material, an Invar material, and a granite material; and
two second speckle image sensors, separately mounting on a cutter holding unit and the z-axis linear translation stage of the machine tool, wherein the cutter holding unit is translatable on the z-axis linear translation stage along the z-axis, one of the two second speckle image sensors senses a speckle position of the cutter holding unit along the y-axis at the second XY plane before and after the machine tool is started for machining, the other second speckle image sensor senses a speckle position of the cutter holding unit along the Z axis at the second YZ plane before and after the machine tool is started, and a difference between the speckle positions of the cutter holding unit at the second XY plane before and after the machine tool is started and a difference between the speckle positions of the cutter holding unit at the second YZ plane before and after the machine tool is started are used calibrating and compensating a position of the cutter holding unit by the axis control system when the machine tool is machining.

US Pat. No. 10,189,132

CORE GRASPING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

12. A core grasping apparatus that grasps a core including a core main body and a core print provided at one end of the core main body, the core grasping apparatus comprising:a first holding device including an inflatable and deflatable first holding part, the first holding device being configured to hold the core print by inflating the first holding part so as to bring the first holding part into contact with the core print;
a second holding device including an inflatable and deflatable second holding part, the second holding device being configured to hold the core print by inflating the second holding part so as to bring the second holding part into contact with the core print; and
a turning suppression part configured to suppress the core from turning upon the core print being held by the first holding device and the second holding device, the turning suppression part applying, to the core print, a force that suppresses a turning moment acting on the core around a straight line connecting portions of the core print at which the first holding part and the second holding part respectively come in contact with the core print, wherein
a third holding device including an inflatable and deflatable third holding part is used as the turning suppression part, and
the third holding part applies the force that suppresses the turning moment acting on the core to the core print by coming in contact with the core print at a position separated from the straight line connecting portions of the core print at which the first holding part and the second holding part respectively come in contact with the core print.

US Pat. No. 10,189,096

CRANKSHAFT MACHINING SYSTEM AND CRANKSHAFT MACHINING METHOD

KOMATSU NTC LTD., Toyama...

1. A crankshaft machining system comprising:a center hole boring device configured to bore a center hole in each of both end surfaces of a crankshaft blank to obtain a post-centering crankshaft blank having a pair of center holes;
a post-centering balance meter configured to measure a shape of the post-centering crankshaft blank with reference to the pair of center holes;
a controller configured and arranged to control the post-centering balance meter; and
a cutting device configured to cut a main journal and a pin journal of the post-centering crankshaft blank after the shape of the post-centering crankshaft blank has been measured,
the controller being configured to control the post-centering balance meter to determine a principal axis of inertia on the basis of the measured shape of the post-centering crankshaft blank, the controller further being configured to transmit information indicating intersections between the principal axis of inertia and both end surfaces of the post-centering crankshaft blank to the center hole boring device prior to cutting of the main journal and the pin journal of the post-centering crankshaft blank, and
the center hole boring device configured to bore a center hole in each of both end surfaces of another crankshaft blank to be loaded next on the basis of the information indicating the intersections.

US Pat. No. 10,189,074

RING ROLLING PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR RING ROLLING

Cambridge Enterprise Limi...

1. A ring rolling process comprising:providing a ring shaped workpiece, the ring shaped workpiece having a principal axis, an inner radial surface, an outer radial surface, a first axial surface and a second axial surface;
subjecting the workpiece to radial pressure between a forming roll acting on the outer radial surface and a mandrel roll acting on the inner radial surface, at a radial roll bite region, wherein:
a first axial roll and a second axial roll are provided at the first axial surface and the second axial surface respectively, to subject the workpiece to axial pressure, the first and second axial rolls being provided at an angular position, measured around the workpiece and with respect to the principal axis, within ±10° of said radial roll bite region;
and, in order to control the cross sectional shape of the workpiece at least one of the following conditions (i) and (ii) applies:
(i) the mandrel roll has a projecting portion for contact with the workpiece, the projecting portion having an axial extent which is smaller than the axial height of the workpiece, the mandrel roll being axially moveable relative to the workpiece during the ring rolling process so that the projecting portion is applied to different axial locations of the workpiece, in order to control the shape applied to the workpiece;
and
(ii) the forming roll has a projecting portion for contact with the workpiece, the projecting portion having an axial extent which is smaller than the axial height of the workpiece, the forming roll being axially moveable relative to the workpiece during the ring rolling process so that the projecting portion is applied to different axial locations of the workpiece, in order to control the shape applied to the workpiece;
and wherein the first and second axial rolls are independently moved to adapt to the changing cross section of the workpiece during forming.

US Pat. No. 10,189,064

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAPERED STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION

Keystone Tower Systems, I...

1. A system for forming a tapered structure, the system comprising:at least three rolls including at least one bend roll and at least two guide rolls, the at least two guide rolls including rollette banks comprising a plurality of rollettes;
a rollette steering mechanism controllable to steer the plurality of rollettes to change an angle of the plurality of rollettes with respect to a stock material to change a first position of the stock material as the stock material is fed into the at least three rolls;
an infeed actuator controllable to adjust a second position of the stock material as the stock material is fed into the at least three rolls, the stock material forming the tapered structure as the stock material is rolled through the at least three rolls; and
a joining element configured to join edges of the stock material together as the stock material is rolled through the at least three rolls to form the tapered structure;
a model implemented on a computer, the model comprising a sequence of positions and infeed angles of the stock material as the stock material is fed into or through the at least three rolls for forming the tapered structure;
a sensor configured to detect a position of the stock material; and
a controller configured to receive instructions based on the sequence of positions and infeed angles of the model and to receive feedback from the sensor, the controller further configured to selectively send a first control signal to the rollette steering mechanism to steer the plurality of rollettes for changing the first position of the stock material and to selectively send a second control signal to the infeed actuator to adjust the second position of the stock material, wherein each one of the first control signal and the second control signal is based on a combination of the instructions based on the sequence of positions and infeed angles of the model and the feedback from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,059

DEVICES FOR CROSS BORE SAFEGUARD DURING SEWER SYSTEM CLEANOUTS

Gas Technology Institute,...

1. A sewer system cleanout safety device for cross bore safeguard during sewer system cleanout, said safety device comprising:a housing for placement at a sewer cleanout opening to prevent passage of gas out through the sewer cleanout opening during the sewer system cleanout,
the housing having opposed inner and outer cleanout opening surfaces, and a peripheral surface extending between said inner and outer cleanout opening surfaces, and
the housing having a cavity extending between said inner and outer cleanout opening surfaces to permit passage of a sewer system cleanout implement therethrough, the housing having a cavity lining surface to seal with the sewer system cleanout implement passing therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,189,025

CAM ASSEMBLY COMPRISING CYLINDRICAL HOUSING

XG SCIENCES, INC., Lansi...

1. A cam assembly comprising:a solid cylinder having a near end and a distal end and an opening extending from the near end through the distal end;
wherein the opening includes an inset;
wherein the near end is configured at a slight angle from the vertical, the angle comprising less than about 15°;
wherein the opening extending from said near end through said distal end is angled through the cam assembly, the opening beginning at the near end and near a bottom edge of the solid cylinder and terminating through the distal end near a top edge of the solid cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,189,021

MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR AND ANALYSIS DEVICE USING SAME

NANOBIOSYS INC., Seoul (...

1. A microfluidic chip comprising:a substrate comprising, an inflow part penetrating the substrate in a thickness direction,
an outflow part penetrating the substrate in the thickness direction, and
a fluid channel defined to connect the inflow part and the outflow part and extending in a first direction within the substrate, wherein the thickness direction and the first direction are different from one another; and
a film attached to the substrate and covering at least a portion of at least one of the inflow part, the outflow part, and the fluid channel, the film configured to protect at least one of the inflow part, the outflow part and the fluid channel from the outside;
wherein the film includes a first film attached to a top surface of the substrate and a second film attached to a bottom surface of the substrate;
wherein the fluid channel includes an upper fluid channel formed on a top surface of the substrate; a lower fluid channel formed on a bottom surface of the substrate; and a third fluid channel connecting the upper fluid channel and the lower fluid channel,
wherein a thickness of the at least one film is smaller than a thickness of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,001

MULTIPLEXED SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SENSORS FOR EARLY DISEASE DETECTION AND IN-SITU BACTERIAL MONITORING

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method to produce a sensor for multiplexed detection of multiple biomolecules, comprising:providing a substrate, the substrate comprising at least one recessed region and nanopillars defined in the at least one recessed region;
attaching to said substrate a first plurality of first chemical linkers;
providing a second plurality of second chemical linkers, each second chemical linker capable of binding to a first chemical linker;
allowing the first and second pluralities of chemical linkers to interact under such conditions and for such a time as to allow binding of some or all of the chemical linkers of the second plurality to some or all of the chemical linkers of the first plurality to generate a third plurality of first and second chemical linkers, each first chemical linker of the third plurality bound to a second chemical linker of the third plurality, and a fourth plurality of first chemical linkers, each first chemical linker of the fourth plurality unbound to a second chemical linker of the fourth plurality; and
performing at least one functionalization step to produce a sensor for multiplexed detection of multiple biomolecules, each functionalization step comprising the steps of:
illuminating at least one area of the substrate to release the second chemical linkers of the third plurality of chemical linkers from being bound to the first chemical linkers of the third plurality of chemical linkers to expose the first chemical linkers of the third plurality attached to the substrate in that area; and
providing a plurality of molecular probes capable of attaching to the exposed first chemical linkers of the third plurality.

US Pat. No. 10,188,964

CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMNS

REPLIGEN CORPORATION, Wa...

1. A method of making and loading a chromatography column, the method comprising:selecting a column tube that has an inner surface having an inner diameter and a length to accommodate a volume of packing medium, the column tube having an elasticity and a wall thickness;
selecting first and second flow distributors each having an outer circumferential surface having an outer diameter;
permanently securing the first flow distributor to a first end of the column tube;
loading the packing medium into the column tube;
inserting the entire second flow distributor into a second end of the column tube, wherein the outer diameter of the second flow distributor is larger than the inner diameter of the column tube before the second flow distributor is inserted into the second end of the column tube, by applying an axial force sufficient to drive the second flow distributor into the column tube, expand the inner diameter of the column tube, and establish an interference fit between the outer circumferential surface of the second flow distributor and the inner surface of the column tube to form a sealed chamber within the column tube between the first and second flow distributors, wherein the interference fit enables the chromatography column to withstand operational pressures and maintain a hydraulic seal without the second flow distributor being permanently secured in position;
after inserting the second flow distributor and establishing the interference fit, adjusting a longitudinal position of the second flow distributor within the column tube by (i) applying an additional axial force to move the second flow distributor further into the column tube, or (ii) forcing liquid into the sealed chamber to apply a hydraulic force to move the second flow distributor back towards the second end of the column tube, or any combination of (i) and (ii); and
when the second flow distributor has reached a final longitudinal position, permanently securing the second flow distributor within the column tube at the final longitudinal position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,957

TOY WITH PROXIMITY-BASED INTERACTIVE FEATURES

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy comprising: a photosensor;a memory comprising at least one mapping of a plurality of sequential ranges of input states to a plurality of discrete output states;
at least one input signal pathway operably connected to the photosensor;
a microprocessor operably connected to the photosensor through a plurality of input signal pathways, the microprocessor operable to:
select one of the input signal pathways as an active signal pathway,
receive an input signal from the photosensor through only the active signal pathway,
determine that the input signal falls within one of the ranges of input states,
use the at least one mapping to correlate the input state range in which the input signal falls with a selected one of the plurality of discrete output states; and
produce an output signal corresponding to the selected output state; and an output mechanism configured to receive the output signal from the microprocessor and to generate an output corresponding to the selected output state; wherein the memory, the at least one input signal pathway, and the microprocessor are all within the toy.

US Pat. No. 10,188,951

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A QUEST FROM A PROBABILITY ITEM BUNDLE IN AN ONLINE GAME

Kabam, Inc., San Francis...

1. A system for providing access to quests from probability item bundles in an online game, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of the online game, and to implement the instance of the online game to facilitate participation of users in gameplay of the online game, via client computing platforms that are associated with the users;
maintain inventories of virtual items under control of the users, and to store associations between the users and the virtual items which the users control in the online game;
effectuate presentation to the users, through a shop interface, offers to sell probability item bundles, individual ones of the probability item bundles being associated with sets of potential awards for the online game, the probability item bundles including a first probability item bundle being associated with a first set of potential awards, the first set of potential awards including a first potential award and a second potential award, the first potential award providing access to a first quest in the online game;
wherein the potential awards in the sets of potential awards are associated with different award distribution probabilities such that the first potential award is associated with a first award distribution probability and the second potential award is associated with a second award distribution probability;
wherein purchase of the probability item bundles by the users results in addition, via the one or more physical computer processors, of purchased probability item bundles to the inventories of the users such that responsive to purchase of the first probability item bundle by a first user, the first probability item bundle is added to a first inventory of virtual items under control of the first user; and
receive activation requests from the users for the purchased probability item bundles under user controlled inventories, and to stochastically distribute the potential awards to the users in accordance with the award distribution probabilities associated with the potential awards such that, in response to receiving an activation request from the first user for the first probability item bundle subsequent to purchase of the first probability item bundle by the first user, one of the potential awards is stochastically selected from the first set of potential awards in accordance with the award distribution probabilities associated with the potential awards such that the first potential award is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,188,935

SYSTEM FOR A TOURING SKI-BINDING COMPRISING A FRONT UNIT AND A HEEL UNIT

Markus Steinko, Ascholdi...

1. A system for a touring ski-binding comprising a front unit and a heel unit comprising a heel member, wherein the heel member comprises a reception bowl for receiving a heel part of a ski boot,a biasing device for biasing the heel unit against a ski boot, wherein the heel member is pivotally disposed around a pivot axis, wherein the pivot axis runs horizontally, transverse to a longitudinal direction of a ski, and
a stopper plate for releasing a ski stopper, wherein the stopper plate is switchable between an adjacent position and a protruding position, wherein the stopper plate is configured to leave the adjacent position when the touring ski binding is released, wherein the heel unit is switchable between a starting position for providing a walking function and for receiving a ski boot, and a snap-in position for retaining the ski boot,
wherein the heel unit comprises a blocking element configured to block the stopper plate in the adjacent position, wherein the blocking element is configured to switch, with respect to the pivot axis, between a blocking position and a non-blocking position depending on the position of the heel member, wherein with respect to a downhill mode the front unit in a climbing mode of the touring ski-binding is displaced to the front in the longitudinal direction of the ski, so that a ski boot present in the touring ski-binding cannot contact the heel member of the heel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,893

HANDHELD WEIGHTED EXERCISING APPARATUS

Mitz Fitness Limited, Ch...

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a housing configured to receive a hand of a user and extend, in use, up to a wrist area of the user, the housing comprising an upper surface, a lower surface and sides between the upper surface and the lower surface, wherein the housing incorporates a plurality of vents, the plurality of vents located on the upper and the lower surfaces of the housing;
an opening within the housing for receiving the hand of the user;
a handle inside the housing, wherein the handle is disposed within the housing closer to an end of the housing which opposes the opening than to the opening; and
at least one weight provided by, configured within or disposed in relation to the housing and/or the handle,
wherein at least 30% of the area of the upper and the lower surfaces of the housing is the plurality of vents,
whereby in use, the user grips the handle with the hand inside the housing, to lift the at least one weight to perform exercises with the exercise apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,873

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOSE CALCULATION IN GENERATING RADIATION TREATMENT PLANS

Varian Medical Systems In...

1. A computing system comprising:a central processing unit (CPU); and
memory coupled to the CPU and having stored therein instructions that, when executed by the computing system, cause the computing system to execute operations associated with generating a radiation treatment plan, the operations comprising:
accessing a first dose calculated using first set of fluence maps and a first dose prediction model;
accessing a second fluence map;
projecting the second fluence map onto the first set of fluence maps to determine a set of scalars and a residual value; and
when the residual value satisfies a criterion, calculating a second dose using the first dose prediction model, the set of scalars, and the second fluence map, and wherein when the residual value does not satisfy the criterion, calculating the second dose using a second dose prediction model and the second fluence map.

US Pat. No. 10,188,859

PORTABLE ONE-PIECE THERAPEUTICAL APPARATUS WITH DUAL HEATING AND LOW-FREQUENCY TREATMENT FUNCTIONS

HIVOX BIOTEK INC., New T...

1. A portable one-piece therapeutical apparatus with dual heating and low-frequency treatment functions, comprising:a main unit, being in a one-piece injection molded form and including a main body portion and a patch portion extended separately and outwardly from both sides of the main body portion, and the main body portion having an accommodating unit, and the accommodating unit having an accommodating space;
a control means, installed in the accommodating space, and including a printed circuit board assembly, having an operating component installed on the printed circuit board assembly for controlling heating low-frequency pulses;
two heating means, each heating means is in the position of a middle layer of each patch portion, and each heating means has a heating plate, and each heating plate has a printed silver paste heating circuit pattern, and the heating circuit pattern includes an electrical contact terminal electrically coupled to the printed circuit board assembly for producing a heating effect, and a diffuser is attached to the top of the heating circuit pattern, wherein the diffuser is provided for diffusing the heat generated by the heating circuit pattern and preventing the heat from being concentrated at a position to facilitate the heating operation;
two low-frequency electrode layers, each low-frequency electrode layer disposed under each heating means and includes a base layer made of a PET material; two low-frequency circuit patterns, each low-frequency circuit pattern installed under the base layer, and including a low-frequency circuit contact terminal coupled to the printed circuit board assembly and a middle portion disposed at the middle portion of the low-frequency circuit pattern, and the low-frequency circuit contact terminal being electrically coupled to the printed circuit board assembly, wherein the low-frequency circuit pattern under the base layer is printed to form a conducting circuit; two distribution layers, disposed under each low-frequency circuit pattern, wherein the distribution layer under the low-frequency circuit pattern and the base layer is formed by an insulated oil printing process, and the purpose of the distribution layer is to prevent any unnecessary electrode output in order to distribute current uniformly, the bottom of the distribution layer further has a carbon ink layer attached and configured to contact skin for performing a low frequency output of the low-frequency electrode layer;
a battery, installed in the accommodating space, and directly and electrically coupled to the printed circuit board assembly for supplying power to the therapeutical apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,852

PATCH ABLE TO PRODUCE MICROCURRENTS

FASTMEDITALIA S.R.L., De...

1. A patch able to produce microcurrents, comprising:a support for electrodes spaced from each other and able to create voltages typical of galvanic piles, the support comprising a moisture-permeable membrane;
connection means between said electrodes;
an adhesive layer applied on one side of said support and able to adhere to the skin; and
a protection liner applied on the adhesive layer,
wherein the connection means are defined by a material avid of moisture impregnating the membrane that captures sweat fluid molecules when in contact with skin, allowing for ion exchange between the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,844

ACCESS PORT LOCATOR

Primo Medical Group, Inc....

1. A medical device comprising:an access port locater configured to locate a subcutaneous access port located beneath a skin surface of a host, the access port locator including
at least one annular ring forming an aperture, the at least one annular ring having a longitudinal ring length disposed between first and second opposing ends and a longitudinal axis extending along the longitudinal ring length, the at least one annular ring positionable on the skin surface of the host with the first end of the at least one annular ring in contact with the skin surface and the longitudinal axis of the at least one annular ring substantially perpendicular to the skin surface;
at least one stabilizing flange configured to stabilize the access port locater on the skin surface, the at least one stabilizing flange extending laterally from the longitudinal ring length of the at least one annular ring;
at least one needle guard configured to shield a hand of a user of the access port locator when the hand is positioned on the stabilizing flange;
a first end region at the first end of the at least one annular ring forms an annular protrusion relative to the at least one stabilizing flange which is arranged to provide a pressure concentration ridge to press into the skin surface; and
the annular protrusion disposed adjacent the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,839

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR BYPASSING AN ANASTOMOSIS SITE

Colospan Ltd., Kfar-Saba...

1. An apparatus for delivery of a device into a hollow organ comprising:(a) an elongated tube having proximal and distal openings and being configured for carrying the device on a distal portion thereof; and
(b) a tubular net structure for covering said distal portion of said elongated tube, said tubular net structure being at least partially covered by, and separate from, an elastic constraining tube, said tubular net structure and said elastic constraining tube being retrievable into said elongated tube through said distal opening such that when the device is mounted on said distal portion and covered by said tubular net structure and said tubular net structure is partially covered and constrained by said elastic constraining tube, retrieval of said tubular net structure and said elastic constraining tube into said elongated tube uncovers the device for delivery into the hollow organ, wherein said tubular net structure is configured for reducing friction between said elastic constraining tube and the device thereby facilitating uncovering of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,824

AEROSTASIS IN PULMONARY SURGERY

THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGE...

1. A method for preventing air leaks from a serosal tissue wound, comprising:providing a device comprising a dispensing apparatus and a delivery apparatus in fluid communication with said dispensing apparatus;
rapidly warming frozen aliquots of fibrinogen and thrombin from about 0° C. to about 37° C. in about 3 minutes or less;
after fibrinogen aliquots and thrombin aliquots are rapidly warmed to about 37° C., the fibrinogen and thrombin aliquots are provided within about 5 minutes from said dispensing apparatus to said delivery apparatus;
mixing a fibrinogen stream and a thrombin stream in a pressurized gas stream, said pressurized gas stream having a pressure of 50 psi or greater;
generating a fibrin-forming foam; and
directing said fibrin-forming foam onto said serosal tissue wound.

US Pat. No. 10,188,815

LARYNGEAL MASK WITH RETRACTABLE RIGID TAB AND MEANS FOR VENTILATION AND INTUBATION

Medcom Flow S.A., Barcel...

1. A laryngeal mask comprising the following elements:a rigid tube essentially in the form of a “J”, which has a lengthwise opening along its entire length; and
a flexible tube, also essentially in the form of a “J”, configured to be housed in the lengthwise opening of the rigid tube and separable from the rigid tube, and terminating at its distal end with an inflatable or gel laryngeal ring;
wherein the rigid tube terminates at its distal end with a rigid tongue-shaped tab, and wherein the flexible tube terminates at its distal end with a flexible sleeve configured to house the rigid tongue-shaped tab of the rigid tube in the interior of the flexible sleeve when the rigid tube and the flexible tube are coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,188,812

NOSE CLIP

Dean M. Toriumi, Riversi...

1. A nose clip for clipping to a nose, the nose clip comprising:an outer support member configured to overlay a contour of an outside surface of the nose;
a pin connected to the outer support member and configured to pierce a side of the nose;
an inner support member configured to engage the pin and press against an outer lateral sidewall of the nasal cavity and distribute a force against the outer lateral sidewall to shape a contour of the outer lateral sidewall of the nasal cavity of the nose, wherein in a longitudinal direction, the inner support member follows a portion of an inner circumference of the nasal cavity defined between the outer lateral sidewall and the nasal septum; and
the outer support member, inner support member and pin member cooperating to increase a width of the nasal cavity to allow more air to flow through the nasal cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,788

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MEDICAMENT INFUSION

Medirio S.A., Visp (CH)

1. A system for trans-dermal delivery of a dose of a medicament, comprising a delivery device and a separate hand-held drive device, whereinthe delivery device is configured to be placed in dermal contact with a patient, the delivery device comprising
a reservoir for holding the medicament to be delivered,
a trans-dermal injection element for delivering the dose of the medicament to the patient,
a control unit for controlling the transformation of external energy transferred from the hand-held drive device to the delivery device into a pumping force and for allowing a specific dose of the medicament to be pumped when the dose is requested, the control unit comprising
one or more rotors and/or one or more axial pump elements for transforming rotational and/or axial force into the pumping force, and
at least one safe-lock mechanism for preventing mechanical action to cause rotation of the at least one or more rotors and/or movement of the one or more axial pump elements thereby preventing passage of the medicament from the reservoir to the trans-dermal injection element unless a dose is requested;
the separate hand-held drive device being configured to be placed temporarily in proximity to the delivery device when a dose of medicament is required, the hand-held drive device comprising an activation unit for activating the control unit of the delivery device, the activation unit comprising
at least one unlocking element to provide energy to the control unit of the delivery device for unlocking the at least one safe-lock mechanism and a drive unit to provide energy for any of the one or more rotors and/or one or more axial pump elements of the control unit, only when the separate hand-held drive device is in proximity to the delivery device, and
wherein the hand-held drive device comprises a sensor capable of detecting the amount of energy being transferred and/or transformed into pumping force.

US Pat. No. 10,188,786

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING BLADDER CONDITIONS

Elmedical Ltd., Hod-HaSh...

1. A method of treating an overactive bladder or interstitial cystitis comprising:(a) delivering a first volume of a fluid maintained at a temperature of 40-48° C. directly into a urinary bladder of a subject having the overactive bladder or interstitial cystitis and circulating said volume of fluid within the urinary bladder;
(b) gradually delivering a second volume of said fluid maintained at a temperature of 40-48° C. into said urinary bladder up to a predetermined fluid volume and/or pressure based on a tolerance of said subject to thereby relax detrusor muscles and stretch the urinary bladder; and
(c) evacuating said fluid and urine from said urinary bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,188,779

IMPLANTABLE PUMP SYSTEM HAVING AN UNDULATING MEMBRANE WITH IMPROVED HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE

CorWave SA, Clichy (FR)

1. An implantable blood pump system comprising:a housing having an inlet and an outlet and configured to be implanted at a patient's heart;
a membrane disposed within the housing;
a skirt disposed within the housing and coupled to the membrane, the skirt sized and shaped to extend toward the inlet and to curve toward the outlet; and
an actuator disposed within the housing, the actuator configured to cause the membrane to reciprocate and deform in a wave-like manner,
wherein during operation blood enters the inlet, flows toward the skirt which guides the blood towards the membrane, and is propelled across the membrane to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,642

PHARMACOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A compound having the structural formula II shown below:
wherein:
X is CH or N;
Y is N or C—H;
R2 is (1-6C)alkyl, (1-8C)heteroalkyl, aryl, aryl(1-2C)alkyl, a 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, a 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl(1-2C)alkyl, a 3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl, a 3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl(1-2C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl, C(O)R13, C(O)OR13, OC(O)R13, C(O)N(R14)R13, S(O)xR13 (where x is 0, 1 or 2), or SO2N(R14)R13;
and wherein R2 is optionally substituted by one or more substituent groups selected from fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, S(O)xCH3 (where x is 0, 1 or 2), methylamino or dimethylamino, aryl, aryl(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(1-2C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl(1-2C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, and (3-8C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl,
and wherein any (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, or (3-8C)cycloalkyl moiety present within a substituent group on R2 is optionally further substituted by fluoro, chloro, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, NRcRd, ORc, C(O)Rc, C(O)ORc, OC(O)Rc, N(Rd)ORc, C(O)N(Rd)Rc, N(Rd)C(O)Rc, S(O)yRc (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rd)Rc, or N(Rd)SO2Rc, wherein Rc and Rd are each independently H or (1-4C)alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, halo, CF3, CN or (1-4C)alkoxy;
R4 is hydrogen, fluoro, chloro or CF3;
Ar has the formula:

wherein:
(i) all of A1, A2 and A3 are CH; or
(ii) A3 is CH and A1 or A2 are N or CH;
R5 is cyano, (1-3C)alkyl, (1-3C)fluoroalkyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, (1-3C)fluoroalkoxy, halo, (1-3C)alkanoyl, C(O)NR15R16 or S(O)2NR15R16, and wherein R15 and R16 are each independently H or (1-3C)alkyl, and wherein any alkyl or alkoxy moities present within a R5 substituent group are optionally further substituted by hydroxy or methoxy;
R6 is halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, ureido, (1-6C)alkyl, (2-6C)alkenyl, (2-6C)alkynyl,
or R6 is a group of the formula:
-L1-L2-R17
wherein
L1 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CR18R19]n— in which n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 and 4, and R18 and R19 are each independently hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
L2 is absent or is O, S, SO, SO2, N(R20), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), CH(OR20), C(O)N(R20), N(R20)C(O), N(R20)C(O)N(R21), S(O)2N(R20), or N(R21)SO2, wherein R20 and R21 are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl; and
R17 is (1-6C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-4C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-4C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, or heterocyclyl-(1-4C)alkyl,
 and wherein R17 is optionally further substituted by one or more substituent groups independently selected from oxo, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, NR22R23, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl, (3-8C)cycloalkyl-(1-3C)alkyl, (1-5C)alkanoyl, (1-5C)alkylsulphonyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-2C)alkyl, CONR22R23, and SO2NR22R23; wherein R22 and R23 are each independently selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl or (3-6C)cycloalkyl or (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl; or R22 and R23 can be linked such that, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, they form a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring ring;
 and wherein when said substituent group comprises an alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl moiety then said moiety is optionally further substituted by hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, SO2(1-2C)alkyl or NReRf (where Re and Rf are each independently hydrogen, (1-3C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, or (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl);
or R17 is a group having the formula:
-L3-L4-R24
wherein
L3 is absent or a linker group of the formula —[CR25R26]n— in which n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4, and R25 and R26 are each independently hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl;
L4 is absent or is O, S, SO, SO2, N(R27), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), CH(OR27), C(O)N(R27), N(R27)C(O), N(R27)C(O)N(R28), S(O)2N(R27), or N(R28)SO2, wherein R27 and R28 are each independently hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl; and
R24 is (1-6C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-4C)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-(1-4C)alkyl, heterocyclyl, or heterocyclyl-(1-4C)alkyl;
R13 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-2C)alkyl, aryl, aryl-(1-2C)alkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroaryl-(1-2C)alkyl, and wherein R13 is optionally further substituted by one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3 (1-2C)alkyl and (1-2C)alkoxy;
R14 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, or (3-6C)cycloalkyl-(1-2C)alkyl, and wherein R14 is optionally further substituted by one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, fluoro, chloro, cyano, CF3, OCF3, (1-2C)alkyl and (1-2C)alkoxy;
subject to the proviso that:
X can only be N when Y is N;
when X and Y are both N, R3 is H or fluoro;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,638

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INDUCING CHONDROGENESIS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treating osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in a mammal in need thereof, comprising administering to a joint of the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula IA:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or stereoisomer thereof; wherein“ ”represents a single or double bond;
R0 is selected from hydrogen and C1-6alkyl;
R1 is selected from cyano, 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, 6-membered heterocyclyl, phenyl, and 5- to 9-membered heteroaryl, wherein
the heterocycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, or heteroaryl of R1 is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 to 2 substituents independently selected from halo, cyano, C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, —C(O)R13, —C(O)O R13, —NR14aR14b5- and 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, and 5- and 6-membered heteroaryl; wherein
R13 is selected from C1-6alkyl, amino, and C1-6alkylamino;
R14a and R14b are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, —C(O)R15, —C(O)OR15, and —S(O)2R15, wherein R15 is hydrogen or C1-6alkyl; and
the heterocycloalkyl, phenyl or heteroaryl substituent of R1 is unsubstituted or further substituted by 1 to 2 substituents independently selected from halo, hydroxy, C1-6alkyl, and C1-6haloalkyl,
R3 is selected from C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, 5- and 6-membered cycloalkyl, 5- and 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, 6- and 10-membered heterocyclyl, phenyl, and 5- and 6- membered heteroaryl, wherein
the cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, or heteroaryl of R3 is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 to 2 substituents independently selected from halo, cyano, C1-6alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6haloalkoxy, —C(O)R16, —C(O)OR16, - S (O)2R16, 5- and 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, and phenyl; wherein
R16 is hydrogen or C1-6alkyl;
the phenyl or heterocycloalkyl substituent of R3 is unsubstituted or further substituted by 1 to 2 substituents independently selected from halo, and cyano; and
R2 and R4 are each hydrogen or C1-6alkyl; or R2 and R4 taken together form a cyclopropyl ring fused to the bicyclic ring; or R2 and R4 taken together form a bond producing a double bond between the two carbons to which R2 and R4 are attached;
each R5 and R10 is independently hydrogen or C1-6alkyl; or R5 and R10 taken with the atoms to which they are linked form a 5- or 6-membered ring fused to the bicyclic ring; and
R6 and R7 are each hydrogen or C1-6alkyl; or R6 and R7 taken together form a bond producing a double bond between the two carbons to which R6 and R7 are attached;
thereby treating osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the mammal.

US Pat. No. 10,188,599

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY WITH SYNERGISM OF HERBAL ESSENTIAL OILS

BORDOLOI BIOTECH, LLC, B...

1. A topical synergistic anti-inflammatory formulation comprising a blend of essential oils, wherein the blend includes at least three essential oils selected from:(A) Cymbopogon citratus oil (CC oil),
(B) Zanthoxylum armatum oil (ZA oil),
(C) Hedychium spicatum oil (HS oil), and
(D) a fourth essential oil obtained from basil, caraway, carrot seed, celery seed, chamomile, citronella, clary sage, clove, cumin, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, sage, sandalwood, spearmint, and/or thyme.

US Pat. No. 10,188,551

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN OCULAR IMPLANT TO THE SUPRACHOROIDAL SPACE WITHIN AN EYE

GLAUKOS CORPORATION, San...

1. An ocular implant delivery system, comprising:a generally elongated outer housing;
an elongated insertion needle partially disposed in and extending outwardly from the outer housing, the insertion needle having a lumen;
a pusher tube assembly comprising an implant pusher tube and a pusher tube collar fixedly attached to a proximal portion of the implant pusher tube, a distal portion of the implant pusher tube extending through the lumen of the insertion needle;
a trocar assembly comprising a trocar and a trocar collar fixedly attached to a proximal portion of the trocar, a distal portion of the trocar passing through a lumen of the implant pusher tube;
an implant supported on the distal portion of the trocar, wherein a distal tip of the trocar extends distally beyond a distal-most end of the implant when the implant is supported on the distal portion of the trocar; and
a trocar trigger mechanically coupled to the trocar assembly such that a first actuation of the trocar trigger causes the trocar assembly to move the pusher tube assembly distally relative to the insertion needle to a distal locked position, wherein the implant is exposed from the insertion needle for implantation in a suprachoroidal space of an eye when the pusher tube assembly is at the distal locked position, the trocar trigger being further configured such that a second actuation of the trocar trigger causes the distal tip of the trocar to move proximal to the distal-most end of the implant, thereby releasing the implant from being supported on the distal portion of the trocar.

US Pat. No. 10,188,540

SACROILIAC BELT

BRACE FIT LLC, Owariasah...

1. A sacroiliac belt comprising a belt pair that forms a pelvic holding loop to hold a user's pelvis from a buttock side or a lumbar back side, entirely wrapping the pelvis, the belt pair comprising:a ring-shaped ilium belt (A) configured to be wound around the user's waist, surrounding the user's right and left ilia; and
a second belt selected from:
either a buttock belt (B1) configured to be wound around the user's waist passing under the user's buttocks, lifting up the buttocks; or
a lumbar belt (B2) configured to be wound around the user's waist passing the user's lumbar back, which is a back side of the user's lumbar curve located immediately above the pelvis, wherein:
the second belt is shorter than the ilium belt,
the sacroiliac belt comprises rings at both ends of the second belt,
while the ilium belt placed through the rings, the both ends of the second belt each connected to the ilium belt in a pair of connection areas placed inside both ends of the ilium belt through a reversible connection through which the both ends of the second belt are reversibly connected to the pair of connection areas on the ilium belt via touch fasteners that consist of first and second components, the first components attached in the connection areas on the ilium belt, the second components attached on the both ends of the second belt the first components have widths within which positions of connection between the first and second components are adjustable,
the second belt comprises:
a band-shaped main portion;
the rings, and
a pair of connection portions each comprising the second components of the touch fasteners, and connected to both ends of the main portion via the rings,the both ends of the main portion and the connection portions each attached to the rings in a movable manner along rims of the rings, andthe rings are placed more inside the both ends of the second belt than the second components are.

US Pat. No. 10,188,532

BLOOD-FLOW TUBING

Vascular Flow Technologie...

1. An intravascular stent comprising:a tubular member having an internal surface and an external surface,
wherein the tubular member has an internal helical formation to induce spiral-flow therethrough, and wherein the internal helical formation is provided on a portion of the internal surface and the internal surface extends beyond said portion,
wherein the internal helical formation has a helix angle between 5 and 50 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the stent, and wherein the tubular member is selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a tubular mesh member;
(b) a tubular member formed from a wire; or
(c) a tubular member of a mesh material that is formed from expanded sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,523

PROSTHETIC ANKLE COMPONENTS

Biomet UK Healthcare Limi...

1. A first prosthetic ankle component comprising:a first bearing surface configured to slidably engage a second bearing surface of a second prosthetic ankle component when in an installed configuration; and
one or more protrusions protruding from the first bearing surface, the protrusions being configured to be received by one or more corresponding receiving portions provided on the second prosthetic ankle component,
wherein the one or more protrusions are further configured such that the interaction with the receiving portions permits the first and second prosthetic ankle components to slide with respect to one another in an interface plane defined by the interface between the first and second bearing surfaces, and wherein the protrusions are further configured to restrict the first and second prosthetic ankle components moving away from one another in a direction with a component perpendicular to the interface plane, and wherein the protrusion includes an abutment surface configured to abut a closed end of the of the second prosthetic ankle component to limit a sliding movement in a first direction; and
wherein the first prosthetic ankle component further comprises a lip, the lip being provided at or towards an edge of the first bearing surface, the lip being configured to limit sliding movement of the first and second prosthetic ankle components in a second direction which is opposite the first direction by having an abutment surface configured to abut a surface of the second prosthetic component, wherein the abutment surface of the protrusion and the abutment surface of the lip are opposed to and facing each other so as to limit sliding movement in both the first direction and the second direction which is opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,188,452

SINGLE ACTION TISSUE SEALER

COVIDIEN AG, (CH)

1. A bipolar forceps, comprising:a housing;
an elongated shaft extending from the housing;
an end effector coupled to a distal end of the elongated shaft, the end effector including a first jaw member and a second jaw member, at least one of the first and second jaw members movable relative to the other jaw member between an open position and a closed position;
a drive assembly disposed within the housing and selectively movable to actuate at least one of the first or second jaw members;
a cutting assembly disposed within the housing and selectively actuatable to advance a knife blade through at least one of the first or second jaw members; and
a handle assembly including:
a fixed handle extending from the housing and having a flexible latch detent and a detent rib each disposed within the fixed handle;
a movable handle pivotable relative to the fixed handle; and
a flange having a first end connected to the movable handle and a second end disposed within the fixed handle and adjacent the flexible latch detent, wherein a first movement of the movable handle causes the second end of the flange to engage the flexible latch detent indicating an end of a tissue sealing stage, and wherein continued movement of the movable handle causes the second end of the flange to engage the detent rib indicating an actuation of the cutting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,188,438

BONE PLATE WITH TRANSVERSAL SLOTS FOR RECEIVING A FASTENER

SKELETAL DYNAMICS, LLC, ...

1. A bone plate assembly comprising:a substantially rigid plate including a first elongated slot oriented along a first, longitudinal, axis;
a slider, longitudinally displaceable along said first elongated slot;
said slider being disposed entirely within said first elongated slot;
said slider including a second elongated slot oriented along a second axis that is transverse to the first longitudinal axis;
a fastener;
wherein said fastener is configured to be simultaneously inserted through said first elongated slot and said second elongated slot and loosely engaged to an underlying bone such that said plate can be repositioned proximally and/or distally along said first longitudinal axis, laterally skewed along said second axis and circularly rotated around said fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,188,435

INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR TENSIONING A SPINAL TETHER

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. A tether tensioning device, comprising:an elongate shaft adapted to be positioned adjacent to a bone anchor implanted in bone;
a tensioning arm pivotally connected to a plate such that the pivot point of the tensioning arm is offset from the elongate shaft, the tensioning arm being adapted to couple to a tether seated across the bone anchor and to pivot past a longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft to apply a tensioning force to the tether; and
an overload mechanism disposed within the elongate shaft and coupled to the plate, wherein the overload mechanism is configured to prevent the applied tensioning force from exceeding a threshold force.

US Pat. No. 10,188,430

DOUBLE-THREADED BONE SCREW

CLARIANCE, Beaurains (FR...

1. A discontinuously double-threaded bone screw (1) for attachment of a prosthesis or an implant against a bone portion, comprising:a drive head (2); and
an anchoring body (3) extending from the drive head (2),
the anchoring body including a cylindro-conical core (4), over which extends at least two cylindro-conical threads (5, 6) to ensure an anchoring of the bone screw (1) to a bone,
the anchoring body (3) also including, over an entire length of the anchoring body and starting from a location of the drive head (2), anchoring portions of different profiles to ensure an anchoring of the bone screw corresponding to different hardnesses and strengths of the bone,
the anchoring portions of the anchoring body (3) including, below the drive head (2),
a first anchoring portion (7) having a conical core (4a) and two threads (5, 6) with a cylindrical profile of identical pitch,
a second anchoring portion (8) having a cylindrical core (4b) and a single cylindrical thread (5) over a ¼ turn,
a third anchoring portion (9) having a cylindrical core (4b) and two threads (5, 6) with a cylindrical profile over a 1/2 turn,
a fourth anchoring portion (10) having a cylindrical core (4b) and a single thread (6) with cylindrical profile over n turn as a function of a total length of the bone screw (1), and
a fifth anchoring portion (11) having a conical core (4a) and two threads (5, 6) with conical profile forming a tip of said bone screw.

US Pat. No. 10,188,409

ASPIRATION THROMBECTOMY CATHETER SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Smalling Medical Ventures...

1. A method for aspirating a thrombus from a vessel, the thrombus having at least a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is within an innermost layer of the thrombus and the second portion is within a medial or an intimal layer of the thrombus, the method comprising the steps of:inserting an aspiration catheter into the vessel, the aspiration catheter having a first lumen and a second lumen disposed therein, a tapering distal end and a plurality of aspiration port sets arranged along the tapering distal end, each of the plurality of aspiration port sets having a plurality of ports for aspirating thrombus from the vessel, and wherein at least one of the plurality of aspiration port sets is in fluidic communication with the first lumen and at least another one of the plurality of aspiration port sets are in fluidic communication with the second lumen;
advancing the aspiration catheter within the vessel until an aspiration port set closest to a tip of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter is proximate the first portion of the thrombus;
applying aspiration forces through at least the aspiration port set closest to the tip of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter to suction at least the first portion of the thrombus into the first lumen;
advancing the aspiration catheter through the thrombus until the aspiration port set closest to the tip of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter is proximate to the second portion of the thrombus; and
applying aspiration forces through an aspiration port set disposed closest to a proximal end of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter to suction at least the second portion of the thrombus into at least one of the first and second lumens;
wherein each of the plurality of ports comprising the aspiration port set closest to the tip of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter is smaller in size than each of the plurality of ports comprising the aspiration port set disposed closest to the proximal end of the tapering distal end of the aspiration catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,188,372

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT GUIDE DEVICE

Cambridge Endoscopic Devi...

1. A surgical instrument assembly comprising:a manually operated instrument that includes;
an elongated instrument shaft having proximal and distal ends,
a control handle,
a proximal motion member that connects the control handle to the proximal end of the elongated instrument shaft,
an end effector,
a distal motion member that connects the distal end of the elongated instrument shaft to the end effector,
a guide member for receiving the instrument shaft, having proximal and distal ends and including;
a guide shaft,
a distal motion means at the distal end of said guide shaft,
a proximal motion means at the proximal end of said guide shaft; and
actuation means extending between said distal and proximal motion means so that any deflection of said proximal motion means causes a corresponding deflection of said distal motion means for control of said end effector, said end effector extending beyond the distal motion means at an operative site.

US Pat. No. 10,188,364

RADIATION IMAGING CONTROL APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radiation imaging control apparatus comprising:a managing unit configured to, in a case where a radiation imaging apparatus performs wireless communication, manage whether to operate the radiation imaging control apparatus controlling the radiation imaging apparatus as a master unit or a slave unit; and
an obtaining unit configured to, in a case where the radiation imaging control apparatus operates as the slave unit when performing the wireless communication with the radiation imaging apparatus, obtain reception information of radio wave in the radiation imaging control apparatus,
wherein at least one of the managing unit and the obtaining unit is implemented by a central processing unit, a memory and a communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,351

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG) SIGNAL BASED AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An authentication apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to
implement a neural network comprising an input layer comprising N input nodes and a hidden layer comprising hidden nodes, wherein the hidden layer is connected to the input layer;
group the input nodes into input node sets comprising M input nodes, wherein M is less than N,
wherein each input node set is connected to a single respective hidden node, and
wherein each hidden node of the hidden nodes is connected to a single respective input node set;
assign a first weight set comprising weights to each input node set of the input node sets;
calculate a respective feature value for each hidden node based on the respective input node set connected to the each hidden node and the first weight set;
determine at least one output feature value based on the respective feature value for each hidden node; and
register a user in association with an input electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and the at least one output feature value,
wherein the first weight set is the same weight set applied to every input node set of the input node sets.

US Pat. No. 10,188,332

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENSING GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVE...

1. A system for sensing glucose concentration, the system comprising:a light source configured to generate a light beam;
a polarization state generator configured to receive the light beam, wherein the polarization state generator comprises a modulator for changing a polarization of the light beam, and the light beam passing the modulator is emitted to a biological tissue;
a polarization state analyzer configured to receive the light beam reflected from the biological tissue; and
a controlling module configured to transmit an electrical signal to the modulator, wherein the electrical signal has n sampling points which correspond to n polarizations of the light beam respectively, the n polarizations are different from each other, and n is a positive integer greater than or equal to 4,
wherein for each of the n sampling points, the controlling module calculates a Stokes vector according to the light beam received by the polarization state analyzer,
wherein the controlling module calculates a Mueller matrix according to the Stokes vectors corresponding to the n sampling points, and calculates at least one parameter according to the Mueller matrix, wherein the at least one parameter comprises a depolarization index or an optical rotation angle,
wherein the controlling module calculates a glucose concentration corresponding to the biological tissue according to the at least one parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,188,331

NON-INVASIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR COVER

MASIMO CORPORATION, Irvi...

1. A partially opaque sensor cover for use with a pulse oximeter sensor, the partially opaque sensor cover comprising:a partially opaque portion attachable to the sensor and configured to block optical readings by the sensor; and
a tab portion that protrudes from the sensor to facilitate removal of the partially opaque sensor cover,
wherein the sensor comprises:
a light source configured to emit light from one or more emitters of the sensor; and
a detector configured to receive at least a portion of the light emitted by the one or more emitters after the light has passed through a tissue site, and
wherein the partially opaque portion at least partially prevents the detector from receiving light during sensor activation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,318

BREATH DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Invoy Holdings, LLC, Ali...

1. A mouthpiece for use with a portable electronic analyzer for detecting an analyte in a breath sample from an individual, the mouthpiece comprising:a biosensor that detects the analyte and generates a signal, the biosensor including a chemically active area where a chemical reaction takes place;
a processor, the processor configured to communicate with the biosensor;
a hydration system that is activated by the processor and then causes a plunger to release a liquid to the chemically active area of the biosensor to at least one of enhance, enable, and facilitate the chemical reaction;
a liquid sensor that determines if the liquid was delivered to the chemically active area, the liquid sensor configured to communicate with one or more of the biosensor, the processor, and the hydration system; and
hardware that transmits breath analyte data to the electronic analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,188,309

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

NORTH INC., Kitchener (C...

1. A differential electromyography (“EMG”) sensor comprising:a first sensor electrode formed of an electrically conductive material;
an amplifier;
a first electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the first sensor electrode and the amplifier;
a first capacitor electrically coupled in series between the first sensor electrode and the amplifier in the first electrically conductive pathway;
a first resistor electrically coupled in series between the first sensor electrode and the amplifier in the first electrically conductive pathway;
a ground electrode formed of an electrically conductive material;
a second electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples to the ground electrode;
a third electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the first electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a second capacitor electrically coupled in the third electrically conductive pathway in between the first electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a fourth electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the first electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a second resistor electrically coupled in the fourth electrically conductive pathway in between the first electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a second sensor electrode formed of an electrically conductive material;
a fifth electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the second sensor electrode and the amplifier;
a third capacitor electrically coupled in series between the second sensor electrode and the amplifier in the fifth electrically conductive pathway;
a third resistor electrically coupled in series between the second sensor electrode and the amplifier in the fifth electrically conductive pathway;
a sixth electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the fifth electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a fourth capacitor electrically coupled in the sixth electrically conductive pathway in between the fifth electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway;
a seventh electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the fifth electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway; and
a fourth resistor electrically coupled in the seventh electrically conductive pathway in between the fifth electrically conductive pathway and the second electrically conductive pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,188,300

INFRARED THERMOMETER

BIO ECHO NET INC., Sappo...

1. An infrared thermometer capable of measuring a body temperature in no contact with a human body, comprising:a main unit;
an infrared sensor accommodated in the main unit;
a distance sensor configured to detect a distance between the main unit and the human body when the main unit approaches the human body; and
a controller configured to calculate the body temperature of the human body based on quantity of infrared from the infrared sensor when the distance sensor detects that the distance between the main unit and the human body is within a predetermined distance, wherein
the distance sensor comprises
a light source for emitting light;
a projector lens for projecting the emitted light from the light source toward the human body;
a light receiving sensor; and
a light receiving lens that allows the light receiving sensor to receive returned light, which is obtained as a result of the emitted light being reflected by the human body, when the distance between the main unit and the human body is within the predetermined distance, wherein
the projector lens and the light receiving lens have a same semi-circular arc-shape, and at least partially and concentrically surround the infrared sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,296

WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING DEVICE

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A method of wirelessly monitoring physiological information, the method comprising:providing a battery including a data storage component;
connecting the battery to a bedside monitor;
recharging the battery via the bedside monitor;
upon connecting the battery to the bedside monitor, transferring wireless communication configuration data from the bedside monitor to the data storage component via a hard wired connection;
disconnecting the battery from the bedside monitor;
connecting the disconnected battery to a wireless monitor;
powering the wireless monitor with the battery;
upon connecting the disconnected battery to the wireless monitor, transferring the wireless communication configuration data from the data storage component to the wireless monitor;
reconfiguring wireless communication parameters of the wireless monitor according to the wireless communication configuration data when the battery is connected to the wireless monitor;
establishing wireless communication between the wireless monitor and the bedside monitor using the wireless communication configuration data;
obtaining physiological information from one or more optical sensors using the wireless monitor powered by the battery; and
transmitting physiological data reflective of the physiological information from the wireless monitor to the bedside monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,273

BIOLOGICAL NAVIGATION DEVICE

LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC.,...

1. A device for navigation through a biological anatomy, the device comprising:a tube configured to be advanced through the biological anatomy, the tube having a tube lumen therein;
a steering portion configured to bend to orient the device, said steering portion comprising an actuator for controlling the steering portion;
a reciprocating portion comprising a first tubular reciprocating element and a second tubular reciprocating element, the first tubular reciprocating element attached to a distal end of the steering portion, the second tubular reciprocating element mounted to and surrounding the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein an entirety of the second tubular reciprocating element is configured to longitudinally translate relative to the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein the second tubular reciprocating element remains coaxial with the first tubular reciprocating element during longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element relative to the first reciprocating element;
a visualization element for visualizing the biological anatomy; and
a distal tip at a distal end of the second tubular reciprocating element having a tip lumen therein continuous with the tube lumen, the tip lumen configured to hold the visualization element therein;
wherein longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element causes corresponding longitudinal translation of the visualization element held within the tip lumen of the distal tip.

US Pat. No. 10,188,268

ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject;
a distal end portion disposed at a distal end of the insertion portion and including a housing part having a recess and an opening part that opens toward a distal end direction;
a tube having a tubular shape disposed in the insertion portion and formed of a flexible material;
an exit member fitted to a peripheral edge of the opening part in a liquid-tight manner in the housing part of the distal end portion, including an opening through which a treatment instrument protrudes, and forming a treatment instrument guiding-out path into which the treatment instrument is inserted when the opening is connected so as to communicate with the tube; and
an adjusting portion configured to change a protruding direction of the treatment instrument protruding from the opening of the exit member by changing a tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path by bending the tube connected to the opening of the exit member
wherein the adjusting portion comprises: a transferring portion made of a bar member, the bar member including a rotation shaft rotatable supported in the distal end portion and a contact portion that is in contact with an outer surface of the tube; and
an operation wire one end of which is connected between the rotation shaft and the contact portion of the bar member, the operation wire being configured to rotate the transferring portion by another end of the operation wire being moved forward and backward, to bend the tube and change the tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path.

US Pat. No. 10,188,211

PORTABLE, MODULAR SEATING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

TOTALLY MOD EVENTS, LLC, ...

1. A modular seating system comprising:first, second and third side frames, each of the side frames including:
a base member configured to support the side frame on an underlying surface; and
an arm member extending upwardly from the base member;
first and second seat back assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively; and
first and second seat bottom assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein each of the side frames further includes a back assembly channel bracket on a rear side of the arm member and each of the seat back assemblies includes first and second lower frame legs, the first and second lower frame legs of the first seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the first and second side frames, respectively, and the first and second lower frame legs of the second seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein the back assembly channel bracket of each of the side frames defines first and second channels; and
wherein the arm member of each of the side frames defines first and second locking member holes extending therethrough into upper ends of the first and second channels, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,209

SECURING DEVICE FOR DETACHABLY SECURING A FRONT PANEL ON A DRAWER

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

1. A securing device for releasably securing a front panel to a drawer, comprising:a furniture fitting to be pre-fitted to the front panel;
a catching device to be connected to the drawer, the catching device configured such that, upon insertion of the furniture fitting, the catching device automatically holds the furniture fitting, and the catching device having a moveable catching element, and
a locking device configured to prevent unintentional release of the furniture fitting from the securing device,
wherein the locking device has a moveable locking element separate from the catching element and configured to bear against the pre-fittable furniture fitting in a locked position, the catching element and the separate locking element being motionally coupled, and
wherein the securing device further comprises an adjusting element fixed to the catching element to couple the motion of the catching element to the motion of the locking element, the adjusting element engaging into an opening in the locking element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,184

FOLDING SUITCASE

VOYLUX COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A folding suitcase, comprising:a back case component;
a front lid component;
a peripheral side wall component with two sides which are opposite to each other, an edge of the back case component and an edge of the front lid component being connected to the two sides of the peripheral side wall component respectively, thereby forming an accommodating space which is for being covered selectively, the peripheral side wall component having a plurality of first sidewall parts, a plurality of second sidewall parts and a plurality of bending parts connected to the plurality of first sidewall parts and the plurality of second sidewall parts, and the plurality of bending parts being bendable to allow the plurality of first sidewall parts and the plurality of second sidewall parts to be folded oppositely or erected on the back case component, each of the plurality of bending parts comprising a bending section and a link-up section, the plurality of bending sections being connected to the plurality of first sidewall parts, and the link-up section of each of the plurality of bending parts being connected to the plurality of second sidewall parts;
at least one fold-resisting component, the at least one fold-resisting component being elastic and comprising a combined part and an extension part which are connected to each other, the combined part being disposed at one of the plurality of first sidewall parts;
two bendable fixing components, each of the two bendable fixing component having a fixing section and a suspension section which are connected with each other, the two fixing sections being located on two of the plurality of second sidewall parts of the peripheral side wall component, respectively, the two suspension sections being disposed across the bending sections of the bending parts, respectively;
two restoring components, located at an inner side of the peripheral side wall component by the two bendable fixing components respectively with each of the restoring components being disposed across at least one bending part, the two restoring components being elastic, and an elasticity of the at least one fold-resisting component being greater than an elasticity of the two restoring components;
an elastic component, the two suspension sections being connected to two ends of the elastic component, respectively;
a first combination component, disposed at the bending part close to the first sidewall part at which the combined part is disposed; and
a second combination component, disposed at the extension part of the at least one fold-resisting component, the extension part of the at least one fold-resisting component being detachably disposed at the link-up section by the first combination component and the second combination component, such that the fold-resisting component is disposed across the bending section, the first combination component and the second combination component being two attached components with hooks and loops and the first combination component being detachably combined with the second combination component.

US Pat. No. 10,188,175

BUCKLE ASSEMBLY AND RESPIRATORY MASK INCLUDING THE SAME

BESMED HEALTH BUSINESS CO...

1. A buckle assembly adapted for use in a respiratory mask, the respiratory mask including a mask body, said buckle assembly comprising:a female part adapted to be fixed to a side of the mask body, and including top and bottom walls and a curved vertical wall that extends between said top and bottom walls in a vertical direction and that cooperates with said top and bottom walls to define a first open recess thereamong, said top wall being formed with a top pivot hole and a top guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said top pivot hole, said bottom wall being formed with a bottom pivot hole and a bottom guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said bottom pivot hole, said bottom guiding groove being aligned with said top guiding groove along the vertical direction, said bottom pivot hole being aligned with said top pivot hole along the vertical direction, said curved vertical wall having a free end that extends between said top and bottom walls; and
a male part including an arm section and a hook section,
wherein the arm section includes a major surface that defines a plane and the hook section extends curvedly from said arm section about an axis substantially parallel to said plane such that an inner surface of a free end of the hook portion faces said plane whereby said hook section is U-shaped and defines a second open recess,
wherein the free end of the hook section is insertable into said first open recess in said female part, said free end of said hook section being formed with top and bottom pivot protrusions that are aligned with each other along the vertical direction and that are respectively slidable along said top and bottom guiding grooves into said top and bottom pivot holes, respectively, so as to bring said male part to detachably pivot relative to said female part between a first angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed outwardly of said second open recess, and a second angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed in said second open recess and in which said curved vertical wall and said hook section hook to each other,
and wherein upper and lower U-shaped slits are formed substantially parallel to and spaced apart from one another in the hook section and extending through said free end of said hook section to define within said hook section a center hook portion and an outer hook portion spaced apart from each end of the center hook portion, the center hook portion and outer hook portions each being curved about said axis, so as to permit elastic deformation of said free end of said hook section during insertion of said top and bottom pivot protrusions into said top and bottom pivot holes, said top and bottom pivot protrusions being removable respectively from said top and bottom pivot holes when said male part is pivoted from the second angular position to the first angular position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,171

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR A CLEAT AND BASE ASSEMBLY

Speedplay, Inc., San Die...

1. A bicycle cleat assembly configured to be disposed on an underside of a shoe sole, the bicycle cleat assembly comprising:a forward cleat edge and a rearward cleat edge separated at a distance along a longitudinal axis of the bicycle cleat assembly, each of the forward cleat edge and rearward cleat edge having:
a center portion spanning the longitudinal axis, and opposing left and right ends;
opposing left and right sides connecting the forward cleat edge and the rearward cleat edge; and
a pair of guides, each extending from one of the opposing left and right ends of the forward cleat edge to define an expanded landing region for a bicycle pedal;
wherein each of the pair of guides extends forwardly beyond a forwardmost edge of the center portion of the forward cleat edge;
wherein each of the pair of guides further extends outwardly from one of the opposing left and right sides of the bicycle cleat assembly; and
wherein each of the pair of guides extends outwardly at an angle of from 95 degrees to 180 degrees from the forward cleat edge.

US Pat. No. 10,188,159

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR REDUCING HEAD OR NECK TRAUMA

ARMOUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. An apparatus for reducing trauma in the head or neck of a living being caused by acceleration of the head relative to the torso of the living being within a range of motion, the apparatus comprising:a support configured to engage at least one of the head, neck, and shoulder of the living being; and
a physiological damper including at least one electrode associated with the support and an actuator coupled to actuate the electrode, wherein the electrode is positioned to stimulate a muscle of the living being to (1) increase resistance to the motion provided by the muscle in response to a sensed position, speed or acceleration of the head of the living being, or (2) strengthen the muscle of the living being to counteract a force applied to the head of the living being.

US Pat. No. 10,188,128

AUTOMATIC FROZEN FOOD PRODUCT VENDING MACHINE

The Vollrath Company, L.L...

1. An automatic frozen food product vending machine, comprising:a frozen food product dispensing station for dispensing at least one frozen food product;
a container dispenser for storing a plurality of frozen food product containers and configured to automatically dispense one frozen food product container at a time;
a first movable platform for supporting a dispensed frozen food product container;
a topping dispensing station for dispensing at least one topping;
a second movable platform for supporting the dispensed frozen food product container;
a user input device configured to receive a user selection of a desired frozen food product, a user selection of a desired amount of frozen food product, and a user selection of a desired topping;
processing electronics configured to:
receive the user selection of the desired frozen food product, the user selection of the desired amount of frozen food product, and the user selection of the desired topping;
move the first movable platform below the container dispenser;
cause the container dispenser to dispense one frozen food product container onto the first movable platform;
move the first movable platform and the dispensed frozen food product container below the frozen food product dispensing station;
cause the frozen food product dispensing station to dispense into the frozen food product container a predetermined amount of the selected frozen food product as determined by the user selection of the desired frozen food product and the user selection of the desired amount of frozen food product;
transfer the dispensed frozen food product container from the first movable platform to the second movable platform;
move the second movable platform and the dispensed frozen product container below the topping dispensing station; and
cause the topping dispensing station to dispense into the frozen food product container a predetermined amount of topping as determined by the user selection of the desired topping.

US Pat. No. 10,188,107

SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF C4-PEP CARBOXYLASES

HEINRICH HEINE UNIVERSITA...

1. A method of using at least one compound, a salt or solvate thereof as a C4 plant selective herbicide, comprising applying said compound, salt or solvate to a plant, wherein binding of said compound to the malate binding site of aphosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from a C3 plant is inhibited, and wherein said compound has a structure according toformula (I)
wherein A iswherein R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of H, OH, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, or wherein two residues in ortho position to each other form a heterocyclic ring using —O—CH2—O— or —O—CH2—CH2—O, andB is
wherein R11, R12, R13, R14 and R15 are, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of H, OH, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, or wherein two residues in ortho position to each other form a heterocyclic ring using —O—CH2—O— or —O—CH2—CH2—O—,
and wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are, independently of each other H or an alkyl group,
and wherein integer i is 0 or 1,
and the bond (a) is a single or double bond,
and wherein in case (a) is a double bond, n is 0 and X is O or S, and wherein in case (a) is a single bond n is 1, and X is H or an alkyl group,
and wherein the bond (b) is a single or double bond, and wherein in case (b) is a double bond, m and p are 0, and wherein in case (b) is a single bond m and p are both 1,
and wherein said compound being capable of binding to the malate binding site comprised by a phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from a C4 plant, thereby inhibiting said phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase.

US Pat. No. 10,188,106

PESTICIDE COMPOSITION COMPRISING A TETRAZOLYLOXIME DERIVATIVE AND A FUNGICIDE OR AN INSECTICIDE ACTIVE SUBSTANCE

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A composition comprising:A) a tetrazolyloxime derivative of formula (I)

wherein
X represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a cyano group, a methanesulfonyl group, a nitro group, a trifluoromethyl group or an aryl group;
A represents a tetrazoyl group of formula (A1) or (A2):

wherein Y represents an alkyl group; and
Het represents a pyridyl group of formula (Het1) or a thiazolyl group of formula (Het2);

wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; Z represents a hydrogen atom, an amino group, a group of formula QC(?O)NH— wherein Q represents a hydrogen atom; an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms substituted by a halogen atom; a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms; an alkoxyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; a cycloalkyloxy group having 3 to 6 carbon atoms; a benzyloxy group; a 2-phenylethyloxy group; a thioalkyl group substituted by an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; an alkyl group having 1 to 2 carbon atoms substituted by an alkoxyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms substituted by an acylamino group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms substituted by an acylamino group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; an alkylamino group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; an alkenyl group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms; an aralkyl group or a phenyl group; and
B) a fungicide compound in an A/B weight ratio ranging from 1/0.01 to 1/100;
wherein said fungicide is selected from the group consisting of azoxystrobin, bixafen, boscalid, chlorothalonil, clothianidin, cymoxanil, dimethomorph, fluazinam, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fluoxastrobin, fosetyl-Al, imidacloprid, ipconazole, iprodione, iprovalicarb, isopyrazam, mancozeb, metalaxyl, metalaxyl-M (mefenoxam), metconazole, penthiopyrad, propamocarb-HCl, propineb, prothioconazole, pyraclostrobin, tebuconazole, trifloxystrobin, triticonazole, and N-[2-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)phenyl]-5-fluoro-1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide.

US Pat. No. 10,188,048

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING MOVEMENT OF DISEASE FIELD

BE SEEN BE SAFE LTD., To...

1. A method for monitoring movement of disease across agricultural areas of interest comprising:displaying, on a map of an application of a first device, at least one virtual zone corresponding to an agricultural geographic area of interest,
the at least one virtual zone defined by at least one geofence,
each virtual zone associated with a level of risk that indicates a likelihood of an outbreak of a disease detrimental to agriculture within the agricultural area of interest,
each virtual zone configured to receive access notification information from each geofence when tracked devices enter an area defined by that geofence,
the access information including the level of risk associated with the tracked devices, and
the level of risk associated with the virtual zone comprising a level of risk associated with the tracked devices that have entered an area defined by the virtual zone within a period of time associated with the disease; and
receiving an alert message associated with a level of risk when the first device is in proximity to a virtual zone associated with that level of risk, the alert message received prior to the first device entering the virtual zone.

US Pat. No. 10,188,035

LOAD-BASED YIELD SENSOR

Intelligent Agricultural ...

5. A system for estimating the weight of a crop harvested in a harvesting machine including a grain elevator having a conveyor belt with upper and lower ends positioned within the harvesting machine and an on-board processor with a non-volatile memory, said processor controlling crop harvesting and weighing operations, which system comprises:first and second weight sensors operably connected at first and second sides of said conveyor belt upper end at approximately equal elevations;
each said weight sensor configured for providing an output corresponding to a portion of the conveyor belt weight on a respective conveyor belt upper end first or second side;
wherein said weight sensors comprise potentiometers configured for providing output corresponding to deflection of said conveyor belt upper end sides;
each said weight sensor output comprising an input to said processor;
said processor configured for processing data received from said weight sensors;
said processor configured for initializing with an empty conveyor belt weight;
said elevator configured for lifting said harvested crop within said harvesting machine;
each said weight sensor configured for providing an output to said processor comprising a loaded conveyor belt weight while said conveyor belt is lifting said harvested crop;
said processor configured for subtracting said empty conveyor belt weight from said loaded conveyor belt weight to determine a weight of harvested crop on each side of said conveyor belt;
said processor configured for providing output corresponding to said harvested crop weight;
said processor configured for adjusting crop harvesting parameters to compensate for asymmetrical weight conditions on said conveyor belt; and
wherein said crop harvesting parameters are selected from the group consisting of: harvesting machine speed; direction; crop quality; engine RPM; sieve spacing; harvester machine fan-rotor speed; and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,029

METHOD OF GENERATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAP OF A LAWN AND ITS USE TO IMPROVE MOWING EFFICIENCY

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A method comprising the steps of:operating a plurality of devices on a plurality of lawns according to a first schedule, each device having at least one sensor wherein the plurality of devices comprises two or more different types of devices;
generating, for each device, a respective map including:
setting a positioning point for the device;
acquiring a data set from the at least one sensor in relation to the device's orientation, motion and position relative to the positioning point, the data set comprising (i) pitch and roll data of the device, and (ii) data selected from a group consisting of GPS location, speed, velocity, acceleration, power usage, fuel usage, and combinations thereof;
transmitting the data set to a processor; and
processing the data set through the processor to generate the map;
determining, based on the generated maps, an operational efficiency of the plurality of devices operating according to the first schedule;
determining a second schedule for the plurality of devices based on the operational efficiency; and
operating the plurality of devices on the plurality of lawns according to the second schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,188,025

YIELD MONITOR FOR WINDROW-COLLECTED MATERIALS

Clemson University Resear...

1. A yield monitoring system comprising:a windrow collecting implement having an operating width representing the distance between adjacent windrows;
a first sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement and configured to detect a height of a windrow along a travel path at detection points, the windrow disposed below the windrow collecting implement and the first sensor disposed above the windrow;
a second sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement and configured to detect a distance traveled by the windrow collecting implement;
a moisture sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement;
a GPS carried by the windrow collecting implement providing location data of the windrow and windrow collecting implement; and,
a processor configured to process the height of the windrow from the first sensor, the length traveled by the windrow collecting implement from the second sensor, and the operating width to determine a volume of a material contained in the windrow, configured to process the volume of a material contained in the windrow and moisture data to determine a yield map and configured to process location data and the yield map to determine a yield per unit acre.
US Pat. No. 10,190,183

METHOD FOR DESULFURIZING

Almamet GmbH, Ainring (D...

1. A method for desulfurizing comprising the step ofadding a desulfurization agent to a melt of at least one of a molten pig iron and a molten steel, said agent containing calcium oxide, bitumen as well as between 0.01 and 10% by weight of at least one flux agent, wherein the at least one flux agent is selected from the group of members consisting of multivalent alcohols, bituminous coal, silicone oils and mixtures thereof, and wherein the agent does not contain any calcium carbide, any magnesium or any magnesium alloy.
US Pat. No. 10,188,139

ADDITIVES FOR TOBACCO CUT FILLER

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of reducing cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity in tobacco smoke is provided comprising:applying a solution comprising a mixture of glycerin and a magnesium or calcium salt selected from the group consisting of magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride, magnesium acetate, magnesium sulfate, calcium nitrate, calcium chloride, calcium acetate and mixtures thereof, onto tobacco cut filler to form a tobacco smoking mixture capable of producing tobacco smoke when burned;
forming a smoking article comprising a wrapper, the tobacco smoking mixture and a filter; and
burning the smoking article to produce tobacco smoke with reduced cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity;
wherein the glycerin is present in an amount of about 8 to about 13% by weight of the tobacco smoking mixture, and wherein the mixture of glycerin and magnesium or calcium salt is present in an amount effective to reduce the cytotoxicity and/or the mutagenicity of the smoke produced from the tobacco smoking mixture upon burning.
US Pat. No. 10,188,672

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition consisting essentially of tetraethyl orthosilicate and at least one oil selected from the group consisting of jojoba oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, bees wax, and sweet almond oil,wherein the tetraethyl orthosilicate is present in a concentration from 25% to 40% by total weight of the composition, and wherein the composition is presented as a cream or an ointment.
US Pat. No. 10,188,676

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SOLUTION

Hypo-Stream Limited, Mel...

1. A method for treating an inflammatory response in burns in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of a dilute stabilized hypochlorite solution to said mammal in need thereof, wherein the dilute hypochlorite solution consists of:(i) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; and sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; or,
(ii) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; and an indicator.
US Pat. No. 10,188,680

TUMOR LYSATE LOADED PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition comprising a yeast cell wall particle and a tumor lysate, wherein about 200 ?g to about 500 ?g tumor lysate is loaded within about 109 yeast cell wall particles.
US Pat. No. 10,188,701

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ADJOINING TYPE I AND TYPE II EXTRACELLULAR DOMAINS AS HETEROLOGOUS CHIMERIC PROTEINS

HEAT BIOLOGICS, INC., Du...

1. A heterologous chimeric protein comprising:(a) a first domain comprising a portion of SIRP? (CD172a) that is capable of binding a SIRP? (CD172a) ligand,
(b) a second domain comprising a portion of CD40 ligand (CD40L) that is capable of binding a CD40L receptor, and
(c) a linker linking the first domain and the second domain and comprising a hinge-CH2-CH3 Fc domain.
US Pat. No. 10,190,005

PAINTS, LACQUERS OR OTHER COATING MATERIALS WITH ANTI-PINHOLE ADDITIVE AND THE MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

Hemmelrath Technologies G...

1. A process for applying a coating, which is in the form of a paint, a lacquer, or another coating material in a liquid solution, to a workpiece in order to obtain a pinhole-free surface, the method comprising:providing an anti-pinhole additive comprising hydrophilic pyrogenic silica;
determining whether the workpiece has been contaminated by silane or silanol compounds;
adding the anti-pinhole additive to the coating when the workpiece is determined to be contaminated by silane or silanol compounds; and
applying the coating to the surface of the workpiece.
US Pat. No. 10,189,009

PARTICULATE WATER ABSORBING AGENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A method for producing a particulate water absorbing agent, the particulate water absorbing agent being arranged such that particles having passed through a 150-?m mesh as defined through a standard-sieve classification are contained in an amount of 3 mass % or less, the method comprising the steps of:(1) polymerizing a monomer aqueous solution including acrylic acid (salt) as a main component, the monomer aqueous solution having a monomer concentration of 30 mass % or more, the polymerization involving use of an internal crosslinking agent in an amount of 0.04 mol % or more and 0.07 mol % or less relative to the monomer and producing a hydrogel;
(2) drying the hydrogel, produced through the step (1), to produce a dried product having a swelling rate (CRC) of 35 g/g to 55 g/g;
(3) pulverizing the dried product into particles and optionally classifying the particles to produce a water absorbent resin powder including, at 80 mass % or more relative to the entire water absorbent resin powder, a particle having a size of 600 ?m to 150 ?m as defined through a standard-sieve classification;
(4) adding a surface-crosslinking agent, which includes a compound containing a hydroxyl group and/or a derivative group thereof, to the water absorbent resin powder, produced through the step (3), to decrease the swelling rate (CRC) by 3 g/g to 15 g/g to a swelling rate (CRC) of 32 g/g to 50 g/g to produce a surface-crosslinked water absorbent resin powder, and
(5) adding a liquid permeability improving agent to the water absorbent resin powder simultaneously with and/or after the step (4).
US Pat. No. 10,188,793

INSULIN ON BOARD CALCULATION, SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.,...

1. An insulin delivery system comprising:an insulin delivery device configured to deliver insulin to a user of the system; and
a computer-based control unit associated with the insulin delivery device, the computer-based control unit having a computer-based processor, wherein the computer-based processor is configured to:
calculate a relative insulin on board value for a specific time by calculating a first value that represents a reference insulin on board value at the specific time, calculating a second value that represents an automated insulin on board value at the specific time, and subtracting one of the first and second values from the other;
determine a future insulin delivery schedule over a period of time based in part on the calculated relative insulin on board value; and
configure the insulin delivery device to deliver insulin according to the determined future insulin delivery schedule, and
wherein the automated insulin on board value represents at least one insulin delivery automatically specified by the computer-based control unit.
US Pat. No. 10,189,837

CRYSTALLINE (8S,9R)-5-FLUORO-8-(4-FLUOROPHENYL)-9-(1-METHYL-1H-1,2,4-TRIAZOL-5-YL)-8,9-DIHYDRO-2H-PYRIDO[4,3,2-DE]PHTHALAZIN-3(7H)-ONE TOSYLATE SALT

Medivation Technologies L...

4. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the crystalline tosylate salt of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,188,055

WATERMELON LINE ACE PLUS

SAKATA SEED AMERICA, INC....

1. A seed of watermelon line Ace Plus, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125206.
US Pat. No. 10,189,086

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING POROUS THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTICLES

ARCAM AB, Moelndal (SE)

1. A method for manufacturing a porous three-dimensional article comprising the steps of:creating a model of a non-porous three-dimensional article comprising a predetermined number of layers with a predetermined thickness;
creating a model of a porous structure, said creating step comprising the steps of:
defining a completely randomized three-dimensional space comprising a randomized arrangement of nodes, said randomized arrangement of nodes defined by the steps of:
a. identifying a predetermined number of said nodes initially arranged randomly in the three-dimensional space of predetermined size;
b. determining a maximum number of neighbor nodes to a specific node;
c. skipping a number x of closest neighbors to said specific node where x is a random integer number being ?0;
d. connecting each of said maximum neighbor nodes, with the exception of the skipped nodes, to said specific node with a strut; and
e. repeating steps a-d for each node in the three-dimensional space,
wherein said nodes are connected together in the randomized arrangement using struts, wherein said randomized arrangement is randomized in every direction of the completely randomized three-dimensional space, and wherein said randomized arrangement lacks periodicity, such that due to the lacking periodicity, a mechanical strength of a porous structure created therefrom is equal in all directions;
slicing said completely randomized three-dimensional space into a predetermined number of layers with a predetermined thickness;
applying one layer of said model of the non-porous three-dimensional article on one layer of said randomized three-dimensional space resulting in a model of a porous layer of said porous three-dimensional article; and
repeating said applying step for all layers of said model of the non-porous three-dimensional article; and
manufacturing the porous three-dimensional article by exposing fusible material to an energy source, so that a layer of fused material is corresponding to the model of the porous layer of said porous three-dimensional article,
wherein said porous three-dimensional article lacks periodicity.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,190,125

HAPLOID INDUCTION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREFOR

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A method of creating a new haploid inducer maize plant with a silenced patatin-like phospholipase 2A, comprising transcribing a polynucleotide sequence that silences the patatin-like phospholipase 2A in maize, wherein said polynucleotide sequence comprises a first sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a polynucleotide sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 33 or the complement thereof;
b) a functional fragment comprising at least 22 contiguous bases of SEQ ID NO: 33 or the complement thereof; and
c) a polynucleotide sequence having at least 95% sequence identity as determined using the BLASTN alignment tool to the nucleic acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 33 or the complement thereof,and a second sequence that is the complement of the first sequence, wherein the polynucleotide sequence expresses a double-stranded ribonucleotide sequence which silences the patatin-like phospholipase 2A when contacted with a maize plant and thus creates a new haploid inducer maize plant.
US Pat. No. 10,188,593

POLYSACCHARIDE DELIVERY PARTICLE

Spray-Tek, Inc., Middles...

1. A controlled release particle comprising 10-70 wt. % of a hydrophobic active ingredient, 21-72 wt. % of a polysaccharide, 3.80-12 wt. % of a crosslinking agent, 1.00-6 wt. % of a catalyst, 0.10-5 wt. % of a silica flow aid, and optionally 0.10 -5 wt. % of a desiccant, wherein the controlled release particle is anhydrous and the hydrophobic active ingredient is dispersed in a crosslinked polysaccharide matrix effective to retain the hydrophobic active ingredient upon exposure to water and effective to release the hydrophobic active ingredient in response to at least one of friction and enzymes.
US Pat. No. 10,188,082

METHODS FOR INCREASING GENETIC PROGRESS IN A LINE OR BREED OF SWINE USING SEX-SELECTED SPERM CELLS

Inguran, LLC, Navasota, ...

1. A method of producing an embryo or zygote in a genetic nucleus comprising the steps of:collecting a semen sample from a boar from the genetic nucleus;
sorting the semen sample into at least two subpopulations of sperm cells, wherein at least 60% of a first subpopulation bears X-chromosomes or Y-chromosomes;
fertilizing an egg from a sow from the genetic nucleus with one or more sperm cells from the first subpopulation to produce a zygote or embryo;
genotyping the zygote or embryo to obtain a genotype;
determining an estimated breeding value for the zygote or embryo; and
selecting the zygote or embryo to develop into offspring that is used for breeding in the genetic nucleus based on the estimated breeding value.
US Pat. No. 10,188,598

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a package defining an interior volume;
a sterilized chlorhexidine article comprising,
a sterilized applicator for facilitating application; and
a sterilized antiseptic composition impregnated in said sterilized applicator, said sterilized antiseptic composition comprising,
sterilized water in an amount of at least 50 wt. % based on a total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition, and
sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate dissolved in said sterilized water in an amount of from 1.5 to 5.0 wt. % based on the total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition;
wherein said sterilized applicator and said sterilized antiseptic composition are disposed in said interior volume of said package, and wherein said sterilized chlorhexidine article has a sterility assurance level of from 10?3 to 10?9.
US Pat. No. 10,189,886

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

Immatics Biotechnologies ...

1. A method of treating a patient who has a cancer overexpressing a SLC7A11 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that kill the cancer cells,wherein the activated T cells are antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells produced by contacting CD8+ T cells with an antigen presenting cell that presents a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67 in a complex with an MHC molecule class I molecule on the surface of the antigen presenting cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of esophageal cancer and lung cancer, hepatocellular cancer, renal cell cancer, brain cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer and head and neck cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,190,143

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING SELECTIVELY LABELED RNA

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method for synthesizing a RNA, comprising performing an initiation stage, an elongation stage, and a termination stage, wherein:(a) the initiation stage comprises:
(i) providing a solid phase comprising a DNA template, wherein the DNA is attached to a solid substrate;
(ii) providing a first liquid phase comprising a RNA polymerase and ribonucleoside triphosphates (rNTPs);
(iii) mixing the solid phase and first liquid phase;
(iv) incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes to initiate synthesis of the RNA;
(v) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 0-5° C., whereupon the solid phase comprises the RNA polymerase and the RNA being synthesized; and
(vi) separating the solid phase from the first liquid phase;
(b) the elongation stage comprises:
(i) providing a second liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase and second liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-20 minutes to elongate the RNA;
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 0-5° C. for 5-30 minutes;
(v) separating the solid phase from the second liquid phase; and
(vi) repeating steps (i)-(v) of part (b) n times, wherein n is equal to 1-100, and wherein the rNTPs in the second liquid phase are the same or different in each repeat;
(c) the termination stage comprises:
(i) providing a third liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase with the third liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes; and
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 0° C. for 5-30 minutes; wherein steps (a)-(c) are repeated multiple times, and wherein rNTPs of at least one of the first liquid phase, the second liquid phase, or third liquid phase comprise a label.
US Pat. No. 10,188,620

TREATMENT FOR NAFLD AND NASH

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for treating a disease that is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a subject having metabolic syndrome, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of seladelpar or a salt thereof to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,188,624

ENTERIC SOFT CAPSULES COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Softgels Inc., H...

1. A method for treating or reducing symptoms of a cardiovascular-related disease comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an oral pharmaceutical dosage form comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising:gelatin and an enteric polymer;
wherein a weight ratio of enteric polymer to gelatin is 1:2.6; and
the shell encapsulates a fill comprising at least 70% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA), wherein upon administration, the enteric soft capsule reduces onset or ameliorates symptoms of gastrointestinal side effects comprising one or more of eructation, abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or fishy odor.
US Pat. No. 10,190,169

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

ImmuneXpress Pty Ltd, Bo...

1. A method for treating or inhibiting the development of infection-negative systemic inflammatory response syndrome (inSIRS) or infection-positive systemic inflammatory response syndrome (ipSIRS) in a subject, the method comprising:(1) providing a reference inflammatory response syndrome (IRS) biomarker profile that correlates presence of inSIRS with a first level of a PLAC8 expression product in a reference peripheral blood sample, and that correlates presence of ipSIRS with a second level of the PLAC8 expression product the reference peripheral blood sample, wherein the PLAC8 expression product is an IRS biomarker;
(2) obtaining a sample IRS biomarker profile that evaluates the level of the PLAC8 expression product in a peripheral blood sample taken from the subject;
(3) determining an increased likelihood of the presence of inSIRS or the presence of ipSIRS in the subject based on whether the sample IRS biomarker profile comprises the first level or the second level of the PLAC8 expression product; and
(4) administering to the subject an effective amount of an anti-inflammatory or anti-pyretic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having inSIRS, or administering to the subject an effective amount of an antibiotic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having ipSIRS.
US Pat. No. 10,188,632

OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATOR DOSAGE FORMULATIONS

Allergan Holdings Unlimit...

1. A solid pharmaceutical dosage formulation comprising about 20 mg/dose to about 200 mg/dose of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid, about 60-80% by weight of silicified microcrystalline cellulose, about 0.55-0.95% by weight of colloidal silicon dioxide, about 3-7% by weight of crospovidone, about 5-15% mannitol, and about 0.55-0.95% by weight of magnesium stearate,wherein extraction of the formulation with water or saline at 25° C. for up to 12 hours produces a concentration of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid of less than or approximately 4 mg/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,190,171

POLYNUCLEOTIDE PRIMERS FOR DETECTING PIK3CA MUTATIONS

QIAGEN MANCHESTER LIMITED...

1. A method of detecting a mutation in a nucleic acid sample containing at least a fragment of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit A (PIK3CA) gene comprising:a) mixing the nucleic acid sample with
a polynucleotide comprising a sequence corresponding to SEQ ID NO:21 to produce a mixture;
b) amplifying copies of a fragment of a PIK3CA gene in the mixture using thermal cycling nucleic acid amplification to produce amplicons; and
c) detecting hybridization of the polynucleotide to the nucleic acid sample wherein hybridization indicates the presence of the mutation in the PIK3CA gene.
US Pat. No. 10,190,174

ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC)-ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL NEOPLASIA MARKERS

Baylor Research Institute...

1. A method for determining increased methylation levels in genes from a sample from a patient with ulcerative colitis comprising measuring in the sample increased methylation levels for genes encoding miR-1 and miR-9 compared to a control or reference methylation level for the genes.
US Pat. No. 10,188,637

GRANULATE FORMULATION OF 5-METHYL-1-PHENYL-2-(1H)-PYRIDONE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., ...

1. A granulate formulation of 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone, comprising:granules comprising 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone and a glidant; and
one or more extragranular excipients comprising an extragranular glidant.
US Pat. No. 10,190,178

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MECC-CONTAINING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Roche Molecular Systems, ...

1. A kit for detecting a nucleic acid of mecC-containing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mecC-MRSA) comprising:a first oligonucleotide consisting of a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 6, and 8;
a second oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to a portion of an orfX gene, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
a detectably labeled third oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to an amplicon generated by the first oligonucleotide and the second oligonucleotide, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, or a complement thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,194,549

ACCESSORY APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HIERARCHICAL CONNECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a terminal connection interface connecting to a terminal;
a plurality of resistances electrically connected to an identifier switch;
an identifier switch selectively connecting one of the plurality of resistances with the terminal connection interface;
at least one connection interface connecting to the at least one external device; and
at least one processor configured to:
identify a resistance value corresponding to the at least one external device connected to the at least one connection interface,
select a resistance among the plurality of resistances, the selected resistance being matched to the identified resistance value, and
control the identifier switch to connect the selected resistance with the terminal connection interface such that the terminal determines that the at least one external device is connected to the at least one connection interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,523

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board having an insulating board and a plurality of busbars that are bonded to one side of the insulating board;
an insulating layer that is printed to the plurality of busbars so as to couple adjacent ones of the plurality of busbars to each other;
a heat dissipation member on which the insulating layer is placed and which is configured to dissipate heat conducted from the insulating layer; and
a fixing member that is configured to fix the circuit board and the heat dissipation member to each other in a state in which the insulating layer is sandwiched between the heat dissipation member and the plurality of busbars,
a plurality of low-heat generating components and a plurality of high-heat generating components that generate more heat than the plurality of low-heat generating components are mounted on the circuit board, and
a heat insulating groove is formed in the circuit board at a location between the plurality of low-heat generating components and the plurality of high-heat generating components, the heat insulating groove passing through the circuit board and the insulating layer, and
a heat insulating recess that is continuous with the heat insulating groove is formed in the heat dissipation member.

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,482

ENHANCED NODE B AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATES TO USER EQUIPMENT WITH EXTENDED PAGING CYCLES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store information as stored system information; and
processing circuitry in communication with the memory and arranged to:
decode system information that comprises parameters for an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle and parameters for deriving Paging Occasions (POs);
monitor one of the POs for a paging message;
when a paging message for the UE received during the one of the POs comprises a systemInfoModification-eDRX parameter and the eDRX cycle is longer than a modification period during which notification of a system information change is provided, acquire new system information that comprises a master information block (MIB) and a plurality of system information blocks (SIBs) at a next opportunity;
replace the stored system information with the new system information; and
delay initiation of a radio resource control (RRC) connection procedure until after the MIB and the plurality of SIBs are acquired,
wherein the modification period in radio frames is proportional to a default paging cycle that indicates a number of radio frames over which a paging cycle comprising the POs occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

US Pat. No. 10,194,456

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED BAND

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

9. A network for handling data transmission in an unlicensed band, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
transmitting an uplink (UL) grant in the unlicensed band to a communication device for indicating the communication device to transmit data in a first plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band; and
performing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process corresponding to the data with the communication device, after receiving a preamble from the communication device in a second plurality of resource blocks of the unlicensed band, wherein the preamble indicates the transmission of the data;
wherein the preamble further indicates at least one of a channel quality of the unlicensed band and a traffic load of the unlicensed band.

US Pat. No. 10,194,434

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network node configured for operation in a wireless communication network, said network node comprising:a communication interface configured for communicating with at least one of: another network node of a same or different type; and a wireless device operating within the wireless communication network; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the wireless device is of a first type or a second type, where wireless devices of the first type have no ability or a limited ability to transmit in a post-gap subframe, which is any uplink subframe that is the first subframe after a measurement gap that was preceded by an uplink subframe or a special subframe, whereas wireless devices of the second type have the ability, without limitation, to transmit in post-gap subframes; and
control scheduling of the wireless device with respect to post-gap subframes, in dependence on whether the wireless device was determined to be of the first type or of the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,194,433

MAPPING AN ENHANCED PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. At least one non-transitory machine readable storage medium having instructions embodied thereon for mapping an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) to physical resource blocks in a radio frame at an enhanced Node B (eNB), the instructions when executed by one or more processors of the eNB performs the following:mapping, at the eNB, modulated symbols in the ePDCCH to at least one control channel element (CCE);
mapping, at the eNB, the at least one CCE to resource elements located in a plurality of distributed physical resource blocks in a subframe in the radio frame, wherein each physical resource block pair in the plurality of distributed physical resource blocks is separated in frequency from another physical resource block pair by at least one additional physical resource block in the subframe, wherein a resource element group is formed in one distributed physical resource block pair in the plurality of distributed physical resource blocks and the resource element group includes resource elements distributed in time and frequency for the ePDCCH; and
applying, at the eNB, the mapping of the at least one CCE to control data for scheduling.

US Pat. No. 10,194,413

TRANSMISSION TIMING ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A transmission timing adjustment method, comprising:determining, by a base station, a transmission delay between user equipment (UE) and the base station;
generating, by the base station, a timing advance (TA) quantized value according to the transmission delay, wherein the TA quantized value comprises a base value and an offset value, quantization precision of the base value is first quantization precision MTs, quantization precision of the offset value is second quantization precision NTs, M is a positive integer less than or equal to 16, N is a nonnegative integer less than M, and Ts has a value of 1/30.72 ?s, wherein
when M is less than 16, and N is 0, the generating the TA quantized value comprises:
quantizing the transmission delay according to the first quantization precision MTs, to obtain the quantized value of the transmission delay, wherein the quantized value of the transmission delay is the TA quantized; and
sending, by the base station, the TA quantized value to the UE for uplink transmission timing adjustment of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,411

USER EQUIPMENT AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHODS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a User Equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to configure the transceiver circuitry to:receive, from an Evolved Node-B (eNB) arranged to operate in a network, a primary synchronization signal (PSS) that is based on one or more PSS symbol sequences; and
transmit, to a second UE, a primary device-to-device synchronization signal (PD2DSS) for a device-to-device (D2D) communication session between the UE and the second UE, wherein the PD2DSS is based on one or more PD2DSS symbol sequences and is transmitted according to a network reference timing that is based at least partly on the reception of the PSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an in-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a first PD2DSS and is transmitted according to the network reference timing and the PD2DSS,
wherein when the D2D communication session is an out-of-coverage D2D communication session, the PD2DSS is a second PD2DSS and is transmitted as Trichronousl to the network reference timing, and
wherein the PD2DSS includes an indicator of whether the PD2DSS is the first PD2DSS or the second PD2DSS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,345

SELF-PROVISIONING OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK USING COORDINATION OF DATA PLANE BEHAVIOR TO STEER STATIONS TO PREFERRED ACCESS POINTS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method in a SDN (Software-Defined Networking) controller that automatically provisions a plurality of access points in a wireless communication network by coordinating data plane behavior of the plurality of access points to steer clients to preferred access points, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a policy concerning traffic flow for the wireless communication network;
gathering network-wide information about traffic flows in the data plane for a plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the data plane referring to layer-2 communications;
predicting a data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points based on the gathered information;
centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow at each of the plurality of access points distributed around the wireless communication network, the central data plane monitoring comprising:
prior to receiving a partial packet stream from the first access point, sending one or more OpenFlow rules to the first access point that defines traffic flows that should be forwarded to the SDN controller,
receiving at least a partial stream of packets of the at least one station, the packets forwarded by the first access point to the SDN controller,
performing deep packet inspection of the partial packet stream of the at least one station, and
selecting one or more stations for steering based on the policy with respect to characteristics of the partial packet stream revealed by the deep packet inspection;
determining that the data plane traffic flow at a first access point from the plurality of access point needs to be reduced based on the actual data plane traffic flow relative to the predicted data plane traffic flow;
responsive to the determination about remote data plane traffic flow needs to be reduced, steering at least one station to a second access point of the plurality of access point in order to adjust the data plane traffic flow by generating one more OpenFlow rules directed at how packets concerning the at least one station are handled by the first access point in the data planes in order to compel the at least one station to disconnect from the first access point; and
transmitting the one or more OpenFlow rules for implementation at a data pane of the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,194,282

SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING DEVICE AND SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING METHOD USING LAYERED DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A signal multiplexing apparatus, comprising:an injection level controller configured to generate a power-reduced enhanced layer signal by reducing power of an enhanced layer signal;
a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal;
a power normalizer configured to reduce power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal;
a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal, after combining the core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal; and
a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame using the time-interleaved signal and Layer 1 signaling information,
wherein the Layer 1 signaling information includes injection level information of the injection level controller, the injection level information corresponds to a scaling factor of the injection level controller, and the scaling factor corresponds to a reduction in power of the enhanced layer signal, and
wherein the time interleaver is shared for both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,278

ELECTRONIC LOCATION DETERMINATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM WITH VIRTUAL BEACON CLUSTERING

COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES,...

1. A method for determining a presence of a user at a particular area within a location by an electronic location identification and tracking system application (“App”), said method comprising the steps of:a. electronically receiving one or more signals containing identification information from at least one wireless virtual beacon associated with a particular area within a location by a user's portable electronic device running an electronic location identification and tracking system application (“App”);
b. electronically determining by the App whether each virtual beacon signal received is from a virtual beacon whose identifier is previously programmed into the App;
c. for each known virtual beacon signal received by the App, electronically querying a database to electronically receive location properties for each known virtual beacon, wherein the location properties include information on the number and identity of virtual beacons grouped as a particular cluster of virtual beacons for the particular area within the location;
d. electronically determining by the App if a signal was received from each virtual beacon associated with the particular cluster of beacons;
e. calculating an average signal strength for the particular cluster of virtual beacons; and
(f1) wherein if a signal was not received from each virtual beacon associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons when calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster of virtual beacons in step (e) further comprising the step of using a static value for the missing virtual beacon(s) of the particular cluster of beacons and calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster of beacons using all of the virtual beacon signals of the virtual beacons associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons, or (f2) calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster from the virtual beacon signals received from the virtual beacons associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons.

US Pat. No. 10,194,186

DYNAMIC GENERATION OF ON-DEMAND VIDEO

TP Lab, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for dynamic generation of a video, comprising:(a) receiving a video request for a video by a video service provider from a video player over a data network;
(b) matching the video request with a given video descriptor record of a plurality of video descriptor records by the video service provider, the given video descriptor record comprising a first description and a plurality of cue slots, each of the plurality of cue slots comprising cue slot information;
(c) generating a video media file from a video clip library according to the given video descriptor record, by the video service provider, each of the plurality of video clip files comprising a second description, comprising:
(c1) for a given cue slot of the plurality of cue slots, determining that no video clip file in the video clip library comprises the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot;
(c2) applying a delay to further processing of the given cue slot until a video clip file comprising the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot exists in the video clip library;
(c3) upon determining that the given video clip file comprising the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot exists in the video clip library, selecting the given video clip file;
(c4) copying the given video clip file to a corresponding cue slot in the video media file;
(c5) sending a partially generated video media file comprising the given video clip file to the video player; and
(c6) repeating the determining (c1), the applying (c2), the selecting (c3), the copying (c4), and the sending (c5) for each given cue slot of the plurality of cue slots.

US Pat. No. 10,194,181

FAST CHANNEL CHANGE IN A MULTICAST ADAPTIVE BITRATE (MABR) STREAMING NETWORK USING MULTICAST REPEAT SEGMENT BURSTS IN A DEDICATED BANDWIDTH PIPE

ERICSSON AB, Stockholm (...

1. A method for changing channels in a multicast adaptive bitrate (MABR) communications network, the method comprising:receiving a channel change (CC) request from a set-top-box (STB) device among a plurality of client devices to change to a target service channel provided as a plurality of MABR streams wherein each MABR stream corresponds to a particular bitrate representation of the target service channel;
joining the requesting STB device to a multicast ABR stream having a select bitrate representation of the target service channel using a burst retransmit stream of segments corresponding to the select bitrate representation of the target service channel, wherein the burst retransmit stream is provided as an MABR stream of repeated segments of a corresponding segment of the select bitrate representation; and
if the select bitrate representation of the target service channel is not at a correct bitrate quality provisioned for the requesting STB device, allocating or reallocating at least a portion of a bandwidth allocated to the plurality of client devices to ensure that the correct bitrate quality for the target service channel is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,194,178

SOURCE DEVICE, CONTENT PROVIDING METHOD USING SOURCE DEVICE, SINK DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SINK DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A blu-ray disc player for transmitting content to a display device, the blu-ray disc player comprising:an interface; and
a controller configured to:
receive information from the display device,
identify a high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) version supported by the display device based on the received information,
encrypt a content in one of different HDCP versions based on the identified HDCP version supported by the display device, and
control the interface to transmit the encrypted content to the display device,
wherein the controller is configured to encrypt the content in one of the different HDCP versions based on the identified HDCP version by:
encrypting the content in a first HDCP version based on the identified HDCP version being the first HDCP version, and
downscaling the content and encrypting the downscaled content in a second HDCP version, based on the identified HDCP version not being the first HDCP version.

US Pat. No. 10,194,163

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REAL TIME ESTIMATION OF DIFFERENTIAL MOTION IN LIVE VIDEO

Brain Corporation, San D...

1. A video processing device of a robotic apparatus, comprising:a camera configured to generate a compressed video frame;
an input interface coupled to the camera and configured to receive the compressed video frame;
a video encoder configured to:
determine information associated with a portion of the compressed frame, the information corresponding to motion of one or more objects within the compressed frame;
evaluate the information for a pattern, the pattern comprising a temporal sequence of a first group of motion vectors and a subsequent second group of motion vectors; and
identify the one or more objects based at least in part on a salient feature in the pattern within the information and based on a determination that a residual motion vector associated with the portion of the compressed frame breaches a velocity threshold, the residual motion vector being derived relative to a prevailing motion vector within the portion of the compressed frame;
an output interface configured to communicate an indication based on the identification of the one or more objects;
wherein;
the one or more objects identified in the compressed frame correspond to a physical task of the robotic apparatus; and
the indication is configured to modify a trajectory of the robotic apparatus based on the identified one or more objects.

US Pat. No. 10,194,151

SIGNAL ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND SIGNAL DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A spectrum coding method comprising:quantizing, by a first quantization unit, spectral data for each important spectral component of a current band based on a first quantization scheme;
extracting a lower bit evenly for the each important spectral component of the current band from the quantized spectral data;
generating a sequence of lower bits for a plurality of bands including the current band;
quantizing, by a second quantization unit, the sequence of lower bits based on a second quantization scheme; and
generating, by a bitstream generating unit, a bitstream including the quantized spectral data, excluding the extracted lower bits, for the current band and the quantized sequence of lower bits for the plurality of bands.

US Pat. No. 10,194,131

AUGMENTED REALITY GUIDANCE FOR SPINAL SURGERY AND SPINAL PROCEDURES

OnPoint Medical, Inc., C...

1. A system comprising:a stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display;
a computing system configured to receive preoperative, intraoperative or preoperative and intraoperative image information of the physical spine of a patient and to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image of the spine of the patient,
one or more markers configured to be attached to a bony structure within a target portion of the physical spine of the patient,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the image information of the physical spine in a common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the one or more markers in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to generate a 3D stereoscopic display by the optical see-through head mounted display based on the 3D image of the spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to track movement from a first position to a second position of the physical spine during surgery,
wherein the computing system is configured to track the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the tracked movement from the first position to the second position of the physical spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to superimpose the 3D stereoscopic display on the target portion of the physical spine visible directly through the stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display, and
wherein the first and second positions of the physical spine of the patient are different.

US Pat. No. 10,194,116

VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PLAYING MUSIC AND MUSIC VIDEOS USING A VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS

Thompson Cappello Stanisz...

1. An independent, stand-alone apparatus for simultaneously playing an advertising offering and a second offering, the apparatus comprising:a. a central processor having operating instructions, said instructions operate at least one device in the apparatus and play the advertising and second offerings;
b. a storage device communicating with at least said central processor and stores both the advertising and second offerings;
c. a simultaneous performance device communicating with at least said central processor and said data storage device wherein said performance device plays both the advertising and second offerings simultaneously; and
d. a rights management control device comprising a unique identifier wherein said rights management control device communicates with the performance device and wherein the rights management device verifies license status of offerings shown by said performance device and of software used on the said central processor device by comparing the rights management control device unique identifier with copy control information found in the advertising offering and the second offering wherein the copy control unique identifier comprises identity of the location at which apparatus is operating and wherein apparatus software ensures that it is licensed to operate at that particular location and that content to be played back is fully licensed for public performance at its current location;
and wherein the advertising offering comprises a commercial message and the second offering comprises audiovisual materials.

US Pat. No. 10,194,113

SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING METHOD FOR VIDEO SIGNAL

HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITA...

1. A video signal switching circuit, comprising:a regulating circuit connected to a first cable which is a cable for transmitting a composite video broadcast signal, and configured to regulate the first cable to be in a pull-up state in which the first cable is clamped to a high level via a resistor or a released state in which the first cable is released from being clamped to the high level;
a detection circuit connected to the first cable; and configured to detect a first voltage value on the first cable when the first cable is in the pull-up state or detect a second voltage value on the first cable when the first cable is in the released state; and
a controller configured to control a second cable to transmit a high-definition transport video interface output signal when determining that the second voltage value increases, or control the first cable to transmit a composite video broadcast signal when determining that the first voltage value decreases, wherein the regulating circuit comprises:
a first resistor, wherein a first end of the first resistor is connected to a high voltage source;
a second resistor, wherein a first end of the second resistor is connected to an output end of a first input signal which is a pin output signal of the controller, and a second end of the second resistor is connected to a second end of the first resistor;
a triode, wherein a base of the triode is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and a collector of the triode is connected to the high voltage source;
a third resistor, wherein a first end of the third resistor is connected to an input end of the first cable, and a second end of the third resistor is connected to an emitter of the triode; and
a first capacitor, wherein a first end of the first capacitor is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and a second end of the first capacitor is connected to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,194,100

GLARE SUPPRESSION THROUGH FOG BY OPTICAL PHASE CONJUGATION ASSISTED ACTIVE CANCELLATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

10. An imaging apparatus, comprising:one or more sensor pixels receiving backscattered radiation and imaging radiation when electromagnetic radiation irradiates a scattering medium and an object behind the scattering medium, wherein:
the scattering medium backscatters a first portion of the electromagnetic radiation forming the backscattered radiation; and
the object reflects a second portion of the electromagnetic radiation forming the imaging radiation;
one or more modulators electromagnetically coupled to the one or more sensor pixels, one of the modulators digitally adjusting a phase of reference electromagnetic radiation and transmitting the reference electromagnetic radiation onto the one or more sensor pixels; and
a camera lens focusing the reference electromagnetic radiation, the backscattered radiation, and the imaging radiation onto the one or more sensor pixels, wherein the reference electromagnetic radiation destructively interferes with the backscattered radiation while the camera lens images the object on the one or more sensor pixels using the imaging radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,049

PRINTING FROM A HANDHELD DEVICE VIA A REMOTE SERVER

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method of causing printing of a document in response to a request from a handheld device, the method being performed by a networked computer system that comprises one or more processors, one or more interfaces operatively coupled to at least one of the processors, and one or more databases operatively coupled to at least one of the processors, the method comprising:receiving from the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, a first one or more queries comprising transaction information that is related to a transaction and location information that specifies the location of the handheld device;
approving the transaction based on the transaction information;
retrieving from at least one of the databases information describing a plurality of printing systems;
based on the retrieved information and the location information, identifying a plurality of candidate printing systems;
transmitting to the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, information related to the candidate printing systems;
receiving from the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, a second one or more queries comprising information indicating selection of one of the candidate printing systems; and
transmitting to the selected printing system, through one of the interfaces, information sufficient to allow the selected printing system to render a document that is related to the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,029

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING ONLINE FORUM LANGUAGE

MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for analyzing electronic customer communication data and generating behavioral assessment data, which method comprises:receiving electronic customer communication data by one or more servers configured to provide a user interface comprising a web site, web portal, or virtual portal or application, wherein the electronic customer communication data comprises comments posted on an online forum;
identifying a customer associated with the comments posted on the online forum;
generating behavioral assessment data for the identified customer;
storing the generated behavioral assessment data;
generating a responsive electronic communication to the comments posted on the online forum:
generating behavioral assessment data for the responsive electronic communication;
comparing the stored generated behavioral assessment data to the generated behavioral assessment data for the responsive electronic communication; and
displaying instructions to a user via a reporting engine, wherein the instructions are based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,194,012

PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS INTERACTION WITH VEHICLE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A system installed in a vehicle, the system comprising:a set of input sensors mounted in a vehicle;
a camera device coupled with the vehicle;
an antenna coupled with a network chip to communicate with a separate entity via a communications network; and
a processor device coupled with the vehicle to:
receive input from the set of input sensors;
detect, responsive to the received input, occurrence of a predetermined event relating to the vehicle;
direct the camera device to capture an image automatically in response to detecting the occurrence of the predetermined event;
receive instructions, from the separate entity via the antenna and the communications network, to deliver the image to the separate entity; and
communicate the image to the separate entity via the antenna and the communications network responsive to the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,999

DYNAMIC ONLINE GAME IMPLEMENTATION ON A CLIENT DEVICE

Kabam, Inc., San Francis...

1. A system for providing online games on client devices based on capabilities of the client devices, the system comprising one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:host an online game, and transmit information to individual client devices for implementation and presentation of the online game on the individual client devices for user interaction, the individual client devices including a first client device;
obtain device capability information regarding capabilities of the individual client devices such that first capability information regarding a first set of capabilities of the first client device is obtained;
determine values of capability parameters for the first set of capabilities of the first client device such that a first value of a first capability parameter is determined;
determine the first value of the first capability parameter has breached a first threshold value for the first capability parameter;
assign a first device profile to the first client device based on the determination that the first value of the first capability parameter has breached the first threshold value for the first capability parameter;
transmit the first device profile to the first client device; and
select one or more of a frame rate for rendering the online game, a level of detail for rendering the online game, an audio quality for providing the online game, a level of graphic effects for implementation of the online game, and/or a level of physics effects for implementation of the online game, wherein the selection is based on the assigned first device profile, wherein
the online game is provided on the first client device in accordance with the first device profile assigned to the first client device, and wherein providing the first game on the first client device in accordance with the first device profile includes one or more of rendering the online game at the selected frame rate, rendering the online game at the selected level of detail, providing the online game with the selected audio quality, implementing the online game with the selected level of graphics effects, and/or implementing the online game with the selected level of physics effects.

US Pat. No. 10,193,960

MOBILE CORE CLIENT ARCHITECTURE

ProntoForms Inc., Kanata...

1. A system for automatically managing one or more processes created by a plurality of software providers, comprising:a computer processor;
a memory; and
a mobile resource contextualization engine stored in the memory,
the mobile resource contextualization engine having computer readable instructions for execution by the computer processor,
the mobile resource contextualization engine being coupled with a mobile device having a plurality of applications running thereon;
the mobile resource contextualization engine configured to communicate with one or more network services available to the mobile device over a network, the mobile resource contextualization engine comprising:
a secure framework configured to control access to one or more context information exposed to mobile applications running on the mobile device;
a device context engine coupled with said secure framework and configured to exchange information with one or more information capture resource;
a network context engine coupled with said secure framework, the network context engine configured to communicate with one or more network services over a network;
wherein said device context engine and said network context engine communicate with a mobile context registry and said one or more context information exposed to said one or more processes running on the mobile device to allow the mobile device and the applications running thereon to utilize said plurality of context information;
an extensible application programming interface coupled with said secure framework and configured to allow said one or more processes to access said one or more context information and said one or more information capture resource; and
a call notification interface coupled with said secure framework and configured to receive updates for said one or more processes and configured to subscribe to changes in said one or more context information.

US Pat. No. 10,193,958

POLICY BASED FRAMEWORK FOR APPLICATION MANAGEMENT IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:publishing, by a plurality of applications operating on nodes of a distributed computing system that includes a plurality of nodes, state data indicating current states of the applications, the plurality of nodes including a first node and a second node;
publishing, by a plurality of system managers operating on the nodes of the distributed computing system, state data that includes node resource data that comprises information regarding utilization levels of hardware resources of the nodes of the distributed computing system, wherein the plurality of system managers includes at least a first system manager and a second system manager, the first system manager operates on the first node, the second system manager operates on the second node, and data indicating a current state of the distributed computing system includes the state data published by the applications and the state data published by the system managers;
determining, by the first system manager, based at least in part on the data indicating the current state of the distributed computing system and a set of rules for an application operating on the second node, an updated state of the distributed computing system, the application being in the plurality of applications, the updated state of the distributed computing system comprising an updated state of each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the set of rules for the application including one or more rules for determining the updated state of the distributed computing system responsive to the application entering a particular state, wherein determining the updated state of the distributed computing system comprises:
determining, based on a rule in the set of rules for the application, that one or more other applications in the plurality of applications must receive notifications of an upgrade to the application prior to upgrading the application; and
updating, based on the rule, the state of the distributed computing system to indicate the application is upgraded after the one or more other applications acknowledge the notifications;
sending, by the first node, updated state data to the second node of the distributed computing system, the updated state data indicating the updated state of the distributed computing system for each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the first and second nodes being different ones of the plurality of nodes included in the distributed computing system; and
responsive to receiving the updated state data, modifying, by the second system manager, a state of the second node to conform to the updated state of the distributed computing system as indicated in the updated state data, wherein modifying the state of the second node comprises at least one of: starting the application on the second node, stopping the application on the second node, or modifying a state of the application on the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,956

GROUPING AND TRANSFERRING OMIC SEQUENCE DATA FOR SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

FIVE3 GENOMICS, LLC, San...

1. A method of transferring a plurality of omic sequences, comprising:providing an access to a first computer coupled with a second computer;
receiving, by the first computer, a plurality of omic output files from a plurality of respective sequencers, wherein each of the omic output files comprises sequence data and a machine-specific annotation;
annotating, by the first computer, the plurality of omic output files using an annotation input from a user to thereby form annotated omic output files;
grouping, by the first computer, the annotated omic output files into a transport group, wherein grouping is based on the machine-specific annotation and the annotation input from the user and wherein all of the plurality of omic sequences required for sequence analysis are in the transport group;
delivering, by the first computer, the transport group to the second computer; and
sending, by at least one of the first and second computers, a feedback signal to at least one of the plurality of sequencers to modify an operation of the sequencer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,927

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION LOCATION RANDOMIZATION (ILR) AND RELATED SYSTEM

University of Virginia Pa...

1. A system for computer security that defines a specification for relocating arbitrarily sized blocks of computer instructions included in a computer code to arbitrary locations, said system comprising:an input module configured to receive blocks of instructions, said blocks of instructions being of an arbitrarily-selectable size;
a microprocessor configured to define in a specification how to relocate said blocks of instructions to arbitrary locations; and
an output module configured to transmit the specification,
wherein the specification is configured to determine the arbitrary locations to which the blocks of instructions will be moved based at least in part on a randomization function,
wherein said microprocessor is further configured to determine the size of said blocks based at least in part on another randomization function, and to identify indirect branch targets among said blocks of instructions,
wherein the specification includes rules for relocating all of the identified indirect branch targets to randomized locations, and rules for modifying a call instruction for an original address of at least one of the indirect branch targets so that the call instruction is directed to the randomized location for the at least one of the indirect branch targets, and
wherein the relocation may occur according to the specification that defines how to perform the relocation, the relocated blocks of instructions may be re-relocated at any time, and the re-relocation may include only a portion of the blocks of instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,904

DATA-DRIVEN SEMI-GLOBAL ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE FOR MASQUERADE DETECTION IN STAND-ALONE AND CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEMS

QATAR UNIVERSITY, Doha (...

1. A method for identifying masquerade attacks in a network computing environment, the method comprising:receiving data from at least one user with an active session on a system;
receiving historical data for each of the at least one user;
applying an algorithm to the received data to build at least one profile for each of the at least one user, wherein the at least one profile comprises one or more sample signatures;
applying an algorithm to the received historical data to build at least one model for each of the at least one user, wherein said at least one model comprises one or more reference signatures;
identifying a dynamic threshold;
determining an alignment score between the sample signatures to the reference signatures by comparing first alignment parameters from the sample signatures with second alignment parameters from the reference signatures;
determining an intrusion masquerade event based on the alignment score being greater than the identified dynamic threshold; and
updating patterns for each of the at least one active user,
wherein the first alignment parameters are selected from at least three of: optimal gap penalties, mismatch score, average optimal threshold, and maximum factor of test gaps, and
wherein the second alignment parameters are selected from at least three of: optimal gap penalties, mismatch score, average optimal threshold, and maximum factor of test gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,193,888

DYNAMIC AUTHENTICATION IN ALTERNATE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method, comprising:authenticating, by a hardware processor, a device to a network via a first authentication technique during an initial access request;
after successful authentication with the first authentication technique, storing, by the hardware processor, information related to the first authentication technique;
creating, by the hardware processor, a record of the device related to a second authentication technique, wherein the record includes at least the information related to the first authentication technique;
after the device changes state due to an activity that results in a re-authentication with the network, authenticating, by the hardware processor, the device to the network via the second authentication technique during a subsequent access request without re-authenticating with the first authentication technique, the second authentication technique does not rely on manual entry at the device; and
wherein the information related to the first and to the second authentication techniques are annotated and kept in the record of the device until a non-expiration-timing event prompts, by the hardware processor, removal, by the hardware processor, the information related to the first authentication technique and the record of the device related to the second authentication technique.

US Pat. No. 10,193,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION

Aintu Inc., Sunnyvale, C...

1. A method for authenticating an article of manufacture, said method comprising:generating a set of unique identifiers to be associated with a plurality of articles of manufacture;
associating on a one-to-one basis a single identifier from said set with a single instance of the article of manufacture from said plurality of articles of manufacture;
maintaining an authentication server to perform at least one authentication operation in response to receiving an authentication request from a client device;
enabling each of a plurality of client devices to generate an authentication request to set authentication server, wherein said authentication request is to authenticate a particular instance of an article of manufacture from said plurality of articles of manufacture,
responsive to receiving said authentication request from said client device, performing by said authentication server said at least one authentication operation comprising transmitting a request to an authentication database provisioned with manufacturer-derived authentication information to enable authentication of the particular instance of the article of manufacture; and;
transmitting a response to said application request from said client device to said client device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,874

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INF...

1. A communication system in which a terminal communicates with a server via a portable communication network used for communication between portable communication devices, wherein:the portable communication device includes a first pre-shared key and an encryption key,
the terminal includes a second pre-shared key,
the server has an encryption key which is the same as the encryption key included in the portable communication device,
authentication between the terminal and the portable communication device is performed by using the first pre-shared key and the second pre-shared key,
the terminal communicates with the server via the portable communication device by performing key synchronization of the encryption key while setting a hash value of the encryption key as an ID,
the hash value is generated by using a strongly universal hash function by a Toeplitz matrix, and
the portable communication device and the server respectively include a same plurality of different encryption keys and perform communication by using a one time pad, and the encryption keys of the portable communication device and the server are respectively supplied to the portable communication device and the server by using quantum key distribution from a quantum key generation device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,860

SECURE APPLICATION DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH DIAL OUT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Akamai Technologies, Inc....

1. A system to deliver an application, hosted by a private application provider system, over a network, comprising:an application delivery system that includes at least one hardware processor and a storage device configured to provide:
a first network interface that includes a computing entity instance of a first type;
a second network interface that includes one or more computing entity instances of a second type;
a network security interface that includes one or more computing entity instances of a third type comprising a decryption service, an authentication service, an encryption service, and a connection stitching service; and
an application agent disposed within the private application provider system;
wherein the application agent is configured to create a pool of third connections between the application agent and one or more computing entity instances of the second type within the second network interface;
wherein in response to creation of the pool of third connections each computing entity instance of the second type within the second network interface provides a fourth connection to a computing instance of the third type within the network security interface, wherein each fourth connection corresponds to a separate third connection in the pool of third connections;
wherein a computing entity instance of the first type within the first network interface provides a second connection to a computing instance of the third type and uses that second connection to send to the computing instance of the third type a request for access to the application, the request for access having been received over a first connection established to the computing entity of the first type; and
wherein the decryption service receives the request for access over the second connection and decrypts it to generate a result;
wherein, upon a successful authentication of the result by the authentication service, the encryption service re-encrypts the request for access and the stitching service creates a connection pair between the second connection and one of the fourth connections; and
wherein the request for access as re-encrypted is then provided to a computing entity instance of the second type over the connection pair.

US Pat. No. 10,193,843

COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH CONVERSATION MODELING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A computing system comprising:a control circuit configured to:
access a subject interaction representing communication between a customer and a service provider, wherein the communication comprises a textual or linguistic communication via an electronic medium,
parse the communication to identify a communication segment and a sourcing party associated with the communication segment from the subject interaction,
generate a message label for the communication segment based on one of a categorization or classification of the communication segment, and
generate a dialog-flow framework based on the message label for representing the subject interaction, wherein the dialog-flow framework comprises a set of patterns representing one or more communications between the customer and the service provider; and
a storage circuit, coupled to the control circuit, configured to store the dialog-flow framework.

US Pat. No. 10,193,826

SHARED MESH

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A shared mesh comprising:an interconnect fabric on a die;
a plurality of tiles on the die coupled to the interconnect fabric, at least some of the plurality of tiles comprising
a mesh station comprising
a logic unit;
a first port coupled to the logic unit;
a second port coupled to the logic unit; and
a third port coupled to the logic unit;
a first core component coupled to the first port at a first side of the mesh station; and
a second core component that is flipped relative to the first core component to connect to the second port at a second side of the mesh station that is opposite to the first side to reduce an area of the shared mesh,
wherein the logic unit is configured to communicate data between the first core component and the interconnect fabric through the first port and the third port and wherein the logic unit is configured to communicate data between the second core component and the interconnect fabric through the second port and the third port; and
a memory coupled to the mesh station that is shared by the first core component and the second core component, wherein the logic unit is to identify each of the first core component and the second core component, to map a first identifier associated with the first core component to a first broadcast vector and a second identifier associated with the second core component to a second broadcast vector and to determine credits for the first core component and the second core component.

US Pat. No. 10,193,820

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN A CLUSTERED OR CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

MessageOne, Inc., Austin...

1. A method comprising:on a computer cluster comprising a plurality of computers:
calculating first resource apportionments from a current set of consumable resources for each of a plurality of reservations;
wherein each reservation corresponds to one of a plurality of customers;
wherein each customer's aggregate resource apportionment comprises a sum of the calculated first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
running an apportionment process relative to the plurality of reservations, the running comprising attempting to apportion to each reservation its first resource apportionment;
wherein the running yields an actual first resource apportionment for each reservation;
wherein each customer's actual first resource apportionment comprises a sum of the actual first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
creating a set of unfulfilled reservations, the set comprising reservations that have not yet attained at least one of the first resource apportionments and grossed-up first resource apportionments;
responsive to an indication of unapportioned resources following the running, performing a first optimization to increase resource utilization by at least one needy customer;
wherein each needy customer represents one of the customers with an unfulfilled reservation, and an unfulfilled reservation represents a reservation whose actual first resource apportionment is less than its calculated first resource apportionment;
identifying one or more provisions of the current set of consumable resources that has remaining available resources;
wherein each provision comprises resources of the current set of consumable resources that provide a same set of resource profiles;
wherein each resource profile represents properties that define, at least in part, which resources a customer reservation can consume and/or serve;
for each provision of the one or more provisions:
generating a set of available resource profiles for the provision;
acquiring at least one set of a plurality of profile entries;
filtering the at least one set of profile entries by the available resource profiles to yield at least one filtered set of the plurality of the profile entries;
placing each unfulfilled reservation of the set of reservations into a profile set based on the reservation's resource profile; and
computing a smallest total resource need for each profile set;
for each profile entry of the at least one filtered set:
fetching the profile entry;
fetching a profile set corresponding to the fetched profile entry;
computing a resource quantity to apply to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set; and
apportioning the resource quantity to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set.

US Pat. No. 10,193,813

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DELIVERY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting, at a network component, a frame of a real-time traffic flow;
upon determining that a first transmission deadline associated with a rate for real-time traffic flow does not support a size of the frame, setting a second transmission deadline associated with the rate for the real-time traffic flow, wherein the second transmission deadline is longer than the first transmission deadline; and
scheduling for forwarding, at the network component, the frame and a next frame within the second transmission deadline.

US Pat. No. 10,193,759

CONTROL METHOD IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK CENTRALIZED CONTROLLER, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A control method in a communications network, the method comprising:generating, by a centralized controller in a communications network, a to-be-confirmed processing type list according to a service type of a service flow and a data path type template, wherein the data path type template comprises all processing function types and a selection instruction corresponding to each processing function type, the to-be-confirmed processing type list comprises all first processing function types, and the first processing function types are processing function types in the data path template and are optional to the service flow;
filtering, by the centralized controller, the first processing function types according to a selection instruction corresponding to each first processing function type, and generating a processing type list, wherein the processing type list comprises all second processing function types, and the second processing function types are processing function types in the to-be-confirmed processing type list and are mandatory to the service flow, after filtering;
selecting, by the centralized controller, a corresponding processing instance for each second processing function type according to a status of an instance of each function node in a network topology and a service quality of service (QoS) information of the service flow, and sequentially selecting a working policy and a working parameter for each processing instance, wherein the instance of each function node corresponds to one processing instance, and the network topology comprises function types of the instances of all the function nodes, connection relationships between the instances of all the function nodes, and statuses of the instances of all the function nodes;
generating, by the centralized controller, a full path policy, wherein the full path policy comprises all the processing instances that the service flow sequentially flows through and the working policy and the working parameter that correspond to each processing instance; and
sending, by the centralized controller, the full path policy to an instance of each function node according to the network topology.

US Pat. No. 10,193,737

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BROWSER AND MOBILE TERMINAL, AND BROWSER APPARATUS

Beijing Qihoo Technology ...

1. A method for performing communications between a browser and a remote mobile terminal via a first transmission tool program, wherein the browser and the first transmission tool program are installed on a computing device, and the method comprises:triggering, via a user interface element provided by the browser, a request for information stored in the remote mobile terminal;
starting a page process to load a preset page on the computing device;
notifying, by the page process, a browser master program to establish a data communication channel with the first transmission tool program;
after the data communication channel is established, notifying, by the page process, the first transmission tool program to transmit the request for the information stored in the remote mobile terminal to the remote mobile terminal;
receiving, by the first transmission tool program, the information from the remote mobile terminal;
transmitting, by the first transmission tool program and the browser master program, the information to the page process;
acquiring, by the page process, information; and
loading and displaying the information on the preset page.

US Pat. No. 10,193,735

POWER ALLOCATION FOR SUPERPOSITION TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of power allocation in a superposition multiple access communication system capable of using uniform and non-uniform superposition constellations (super-constellations), comprising:for each receiver i receiving superposition multiple access transmission, calculating the conditional probability Pc,i of a symbol being correctly received based on its location within a super-constellation, wherein i is an index of integers from 1 to the total number of receivers receiving superposition multiple access transmission in the super-constellation;
for the each receiver i receiving superposition multiple access transmission, calculating a normalized weighting coefficient wi;
calculating the sum S of weighted spectral efficiencies of all of the each receiver i using the calculated conditional probability Pc,i of the each receiver i and the calculated normalized weighting coefficient wi of the each receiver i; and
determining the optimal power allocation ?*i for the each receiver i by maximizing the sum of weighted spectral efficiencies.

US Pat. No. 10,193,732

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast signal receiver comprising:a tuner for tuning a broadcast signal;
a reference signal detector for detecting pilots from the tuned broadcast signal;
a de-framer for de-framing a signal frame of the broadcast signal and deriving service data based on a number of carriers of the signal frame; and
a decoder for performing error correction process on the derived service data;
wherein the number of carriers of the signal frame is determined by reducing a product of a control unit value and a reducing coefficient (k) from a maximum number of carriers,
wherein the control unit value is 96 for 8K Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), 192 for 16K FFT and 384 for 32K FFT and the reducing coefficient is an integer value which ranges from 0 to 4,
wherein the maximum number of carriers is 6913 for the 8K FFT, 13825 for the 16K FFT, and 27649 for the 32K FFT,
wherein the pilots comprises Scattered Pilots (SPs) and Continual Pilots (CPs) and the CPs comprises a common CP set and an additional CP set,
wherein a common CP of the common CP set does not overlap with a location of the SP and an additional CP of the additional CP set overlaps with the location of the SP, and
wherein the additional CP set for a specific SP pattern and a specific FFT size comprises a different number of additional CPs based on the reducing coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,193,730

OFDM TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transmitting method comprising:identifying information according to a type of symbol of a data signal, from among information related to a position of reserved tone; and
adding a signal for reducing a Peak-to-Average Power ratio (PAPR) into the data signal based on the identified information,
wherein the information related to the position of reserved tone comprises first information and second information,
wherein the first information is related to the position of reserved tone in a first type of symbol, and
wherein the second information is related to the position of reserved tone in a second type of symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,193,729

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMBINED RADIO SIGNALS

PlusN, LLC, Elmsford, NY...

1. A method for combining signals, comprising:receiving information defining at least two signal streams, each having a respective peak amplitude and defining at least one of:
an orthogonal frequency division multiplexed radio frequency signal stream, and
a radio frequency signal stream having a bandwidth of at least 10 MHz,
the at least two signal streams each having at least one non mutually orthogonal component, such that concurrent communication of the at least two signal streams through a communication channel amplified with an amplifier having a non-linear distortion, would cause inter-symbol interference with at least one of the at least two signal streams;
defining successive periods of each of the at least two signal streams;
combining the defined successive periods of each of the at least two signal streams across a range of respective time shifts, to produce successive ranges of superposed signals for successive periods, subject to constructive interference and the inter-symbol interference;
selecting, for each respective successive period, from the respective range of superposed signal for the successive periods, a preferred superposed signal for the respective successive period based on at least one selection criterion; and
amplifying a succession of the selected preferred superposed signals, with the amplifier having the non-linear distortion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,704

DEVICE CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS IN HOME NETWORK SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling at least one device that provides a service to a first terminal of a home network system, the method comprising:receiving, from a second terminal within a predetermined time, information on a motion of a user identified by the second terminal;
receiving, from the at least one device, information on an effective service range of the at least one device;
identifying whether the first terminal is located within the effective service range based on the information on the effective service range; and
activating an interface for controlling the at least one device based on the information on the motion and the result of the identification of whether the first terminal is located within the effective service range.

US Pat. No. 10,193,660

HEADER PROCESSING DEVICE, PROCESSOR, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A header processing device, comprising:an error detector to detect an error in a header in a packet and output a header error detection result, the header in the packet including a first type header including an error correction code (ECC) or a second type header including a cyclic redundancy checking (CRC) checksum;
a controller to extract first information and second information from the header based on information corresponding to a type of the header and the header error detection result; and
a reallocator to merge the first and second information extracted from the header and generate a third type header, the first, second, and third type headers having different formats from each other, wherein:
the first information includes data identification included in the header, and
the second information includes packet data field information in the header.

US Pat. No. 10,193,659

WIRELESS RECEIVER

Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd., ...

1. A method of estimating a communications channel between a transmitter and a receiver, the method comprising:receiving at the receiver a first sequence of bits representing a first sequence of coded symbols transmitted over the communications channel; and
decoding the first sequence of coded symbols using maximum-likelihood based decoding including:
generating traceback outcomes by tracing backwards the first sequence of bits through a maximum-likelihood based traceback path, the traceback outcomes including a first portion associated with a first traceback depth and a second portion associated with a second traceback depth that is deeper than the first traceback depth;
generating a channel estimate of the communications channel based on the first portion of the traceback outcomes; and
generating an estimate of at least some information bits coded in the first sequence of coded symbols based on the second portion of the traceback outcomes;
wherein generating the channel estimate of the communications channel commences after generation of the first portion of the traceback outcomes and before completion of the second portion of the traceback outcomes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,647

GENERATING INTERFERENCE PATTERN FOR CONTROLLING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting, by a base station supported by a reference cell, a demodulation pilot signal for controlling inter-cell interference, the method comprising:determining a pattern length of a first interference pattern and a cyclic shift offset,
wherein the first interference pattern is included in an interference pattern set and is allocated to a first time resource of a predetermined reference resource, and
wherein the cyclic shift offset is used for distinguishing each interference pattern in the interference pattern set;
generating a cell-specific sequence related with a demodulation pilot signal in which a cyclic shift offset for the first interference pattern is applied,
wherein a pattern of the demodulation pilot signal is determined based on the pattern length of the first interference pattern and a number of frequency domain resources that are used for the demodulation pilot signal;
transmitting the demodulation pilot signal based on the cell-specific sequence through a resource allocated according to the pattern of the demodulation pilot signal,
wherein the demodulation pilot signal is used for signaling the first interference pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,193,642

MARGIN TEST METHODS AND CIRCUITS

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A receiver comprising:a data sampler having at least one sampler input to receive input data, the data sampler to sample the input data to provide a series of first data bits;
a multiplexer having:
a first multiplexer input coupled to the data sampler to receive the first data bits;
a second multiplexer input to receive a series of second data bits; and
a multiplexer output to issue the first data bits and the second data bits;
a multi-bit register having a series of delay elements coupled between the multiplexer output and the at least one sampler input, the multi-bit register to shift the first data bits and the second data bits sequentially through the delay elements as historical bits applied to the at least one sampler input; and
logic coupled to the multi-bit register to apply a function of the historical bits to the second multiplexer input.

US Pat. No. 10,193,633

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER APPARATUS

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE ...

1. An optical transmitter apparatus capable of transmitting a number of optical signals each having a wavelength specific thereto and different from each other, the optical transmitter apparatus comprising:a number of optical modules each generating the optical signals and having respective optical axes;
a number of photodiodes (PDs) each sensing power of the optical signals, the PDs each having a light-sensitive area, a first electrode, two second electrodes, and a rectangular plane shape,
wherein the rectangular plane shape has four corners and two diagonals connecting respective two corners, the light-sensitive area, the first electrode, and the two second electrodes being arranged closer to respective corners putting a center of the rectangular plane shape therebetween, the light-sensitive area and the first electrode being arranged on one of the diagonals and electrically connected with the light-sensitive area, the two second electrodes being arranged on another of the diagonals and electrically connected to each other;
a carrier that mounts the PDs thereon, the PDs being arranged in an array on the carrier that intersects the optical axes; and
a housing having a space that encloses the optical modules, the PDs, and the carrier therein,
wherein the PDs arranged outermost on the carrier in the first electrodes thereof dispose closer to the other of the PDs arranged inward on the carrier compared with the light-sensitive area thereof, and
wherein one of the two second electrodes of one of the PDs is wire-bonded with one of the two second electrodes of another of the PDs arranged next to the one of the PDs.

US Pat. No. 10,193,614

DATA-RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELAY STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting one or more signals in a wireless communication system, performed by an evolved NodeB (eNB), the method comprising:transmitting one or more reference signals to a relay node (RN),
wherein the one or more reference signals are transmitted on an antenna port 7;
transmitting the one or more signals in one or more downlink subframes,
wherein the one or more signals are eNB-to-RN transmissions on a R-PDCCH (relay-physical downlink control channel),
wherein the R-PDCCH is demodulated based on the one or more reference signals transmitted on the antenna port 7,
wherein the one or more downlink subframes are configured as one or more MBSFN (Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network) subframes,
wherein each of the one or more downlink subframes includes a plurality of OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) symbols in a time domain,
wherein, when six OFDM symbols in a second slot of the downlink subframe are used for the eNB-to-RN transmissions, the one or more reference signals are only mapped to one or more resource elements in a first slot of the downlink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,193,590

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER

AXCEN PHOTONICS CORP., N...

1. A small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver for being inserted into an electrical connection slot of an electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing having a front end, a rear end opposite the front end, a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and an engaging portion disposed on the bottom surface, wherein when the SFP transceiver is inserted into the electrical connection slot, the engaging portion is engaged with the electrical connection slot;
two electrical signal connectors disposed on the front end of the housing; and
an unlocking assembly including:
an unlocking member pivotally connected to the housing and including a manipulating portion, wherein the manipulating portion is exposed at the front end and is arranged adjacent to the top surface, and the manipulating portion is configured to be rotated in a direction away from the front end and the top surface by an external force; and
an interlock member movably disposed on the housing, wherein when the manipulating portion is rotated in the direction away from the front end and the top surface, the unlocking member moves the interlock member such that the engaging portion is out of engagement with the electrical connection slot.

US Pat. No. 10,193,572

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING A DATA PACKET INCORRECTLY RECEIVED IN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

AVL LIST GMBH, Graz (AT)...

1. A method for reconstructing an incorrectly received data packet that has been transmitted in a wireless sensor network from a wireless node to a receiving unit, whereina first method and a second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet are implemented in the receiving unit, the first method requiring less computational effort than the second method,
in a first step, the first method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed, and
in a subsequent second step, the second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied if the incorrectly received data packet has not been reconstructed with the first method, and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed.

US Pat. No. 10,193,431

LINEAR MOTOR

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

1. A linear motor, comprising:a stator;
a mover that moves a subject to be moved linearly along the stator; and
a multi-member spacer that is interposed between the mover and the subject to be moved, wherein
the stator includes a plurality of permanent magnets,
the mover includes a plurality of coils arranged to be opposed to the permanent magnets,
the multi-member spacer includes two or more members different in thermal conductivity,
the plurality of coils is interposed between the plurality of permanent magnets and the multi-member spacer in a direction orthogonal to a moving direction of the mover,
the mover comprises:
a plurality of teeth protruded toward the plurality of permanent magnets;
a plurality of slots defined by the plurality of teeth, the plurality of slots storing the plurality of coils; and
a core closing upper ends of the plurality of the slots, the plurality of teeth being coupled together via the core, the core comprising an electromagnetic steel plate,
the multi-member spacer is interposed between the core and the subject to be moved,
one of the two or more members of the multi-member spacer is in direct contact with the subject to be moved,
another one of the two or more members of the multi-member spacer is in direct contact with the core, and
a contact area between the subject to be moved and the one of the two or more members is smaller than a contact area between the electromagnetic steel plate and the another one of the two or more members.

US Pat. No. 10,193,403

ROTOR ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A rotor arrangement for an electric prime mover of a motor vehicle, the rotor arrangement comprising:a rotor shaft extending in an axial direction;
a first pair of laminate stacks arranged side-by-side on the rotor shaft;
a second pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first pair of laminate stacks; and
a third pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first and second pairs of laminate stacks, wherein
the laminate stacks in a selected pair of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks are configured so that each of the laminate stacks in the selected pair of laminate stacks has a moment of inertia and a self-resonant frequency that are substantially different from the moments of inertia and self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the other two pairs of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks so that the self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the first, second and third pairs of laminate stacks at least partly offset one another to counteract oscillations that adversely affect other parts of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,193,402

FASTENING SYSTEM FOR COUPLING ELECTRICAL MACHINE COMPONENTS

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical machine comprising:a first item having a male dovetail portion; and
a second item having a female dovetail portion with an opening;
wherein:
a shape of the male portion and a shape of the female portion are adapted to each other such that the male dovetail portion can be fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion, and wherein
the first item formed as a stack of sheets comprising a plurality of male standard sheets with the male dovetail portion that substantially fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion and one or more male protruding sheets with dimensions at the male dovetail portion larger than the opening of the female dovetail portion along an entire length of male dovetail portion such that, in use, the male protruding sheets are deformed during insertion of the male dovetail portion into the opening of the female dovetail portion, wherein the first item is a magnet module and the second item is a rotor rim, the magnet module defining a base for housing a plurality of magnets such that the magnets are fixable to the rotor rim via the base; or
wherein the first item is a stator tooth and the second item is a stator housing, the stator tooth defining a base for a plurality of coils such that the coils are fixable to the stator housing via the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,400

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING COIL ALIGNMENT ERROR IN WIRELESS INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION

Momentum Dynamics Corpora...

1. An apparatus for detecting coil alignment error in a wireless resonant inductive power transmission system comprising a primary inductive coil and a secondary inductive coil arranged to constitute a loosely coupled air core transformer whereby power in the primary inductive coil is transferred to the secondary inductive coil when the primary inductive coil is activated, comprising:at least two arc segment eddy current coils superimposed on the primary inductive coil, said at least two arc segment eddy current coils arranged to correspond with respective sectors of the primary inductive coil whereby an active eddy current coil has the effect of reducing a magnetic flux intercepted by the secondary inductive coil;
a switch connected to each arc segment eddy current coil;
a sequencer arranged to selectively activate the switch connected to each arc segment eddy current coil singularly or in unison in a switching sequence; and
a voltage detector that detects voltage variations in the secondary inductive coil during said switching sequence, whereby alignment of said primary inductive coil and said secondary inductive coil is detected by activating the eddy current coils sequentially and measuring detected voltage variations of the secondary inductive coil during the eddy current coil switching sequence, and whereby correspondence between the eddy current coil switching sequence and a largest magnetic flux variation of said secondary inductive coil indicates an error vector direction and a magnitude of magnetic flux variations of the secondary inductive coil indicate an error vector magnitude.