US Pat. No. 10,099,479

METHOD FOR MAINTAINING INK JET HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:ejecting a reaction solution from an ink jet head, the reaction solution including an aggregating agent for aggregating or thickening components of an ink composition; and
attaching a maintenance liquid to a nozzle surface of an ink jet head to clean the nozzle surface,
wherein the maintenance liquid includes a water-soluble organic solvent having a boiling point of 180° C. or higher and 280° C. or less and water.

US Pat. No. 10,099,476

PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILM MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A piezoelectric thin film containing Pb(1.00˜1.20)(ZrxTi1-x)O3, where x=0.4 to 0.6, and having crystal orientations of at least a (100) plane, a (110) plane, and a (111) plane,wherein a ratio of a reflection intensity of the (100) plane relative to a sum of reflection intensities of the (100) plane, the (110) plane, and the (111) plane of the Pb(1.00˜1.20)(ZrxTi1-x)O3, where x=0.4 to 0.6, is not less than 95% as measured by X-ray diffractometry, and
wherein the piezoelectric thin film is formed after a dried coating layer is formed by applying a coating solution onto a substrate and heating the substrate to evaporate an organic solvent from the coating solution applied thereon in a state that a shield plate is arranged around the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,099,474

METHOD TO CHECK A PRINT HEAD FOR APPLICATION OF A FIXATIVE IN AN INK PRINTING APPARATUS

1. A method for checking for a nozzle failure of a print head adapted to apply a fixative in an ink printing apparatus, the method comprising:generating, using a print head for a colored ink, a reference mark from the colored ink on a printing substrate web;
printing, using the print head configured to apply the fixative, the fixative on the printing substrate web;
successively printing, using the print head for the colored ink, colored ink over the fixative printed on the printing substrate web to generate a test mark;
measuring the reference mark to generate a reference value and the test mark to generate a real value;
comparing the reference value and the real value; and
assessing operation of the fixative print head based on the comparison of the reference value and the real value.

US Pat. No. 10,099,453

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, A FILM MADE THEREFROM AND A PACKAGE FORMED THEREFROM

Dow Global Tchnologies LL...

1. A multilayer structure comprising:a first layer;
a sealant layer formed from one or more ethylene-based polymers; and
a cohesive failure layer adjacent to the sealant layer and formed from a polymer blend which comprises an elastomeric propylene based polymer and a second polymer, wherein the second polymer is selected from the group consisting of high pressure low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, ethylene acrylic acid copolymers, ethylene (meth) acrylic acid copolymers and combinations thereof, the multilayer structure having a seal force that does not substantially increase with increasing sealing temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,099,383

HANDHELD ROBOT OPERATION UNIT AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsb...

1. A handheld robot operation unit, comprising:a housing having a handle-like grip section;
a basic safety control device arranged in the housing; and
at least one holder connected to the housing and configured to manually detachably couple the housing to a device separate from the handheld robot operation unit and which electronically communicates with the basic safety control device;
the holder comprising:
a first holding arm configured to mechanically connect the handheld robot operation unit to a first edge section of the separate device such that an opposite edge section of the separate device remains free, and
a second holding arm configured to mechanically connect the handheld robot operation unit to a second edge section of the separate device that is adjacent the first edge section and forms a corner section of the separate device, such that a third edge section of the separate device opposite the second edge section remains free;
wherein the first holding arm and the second holding arm comprise at least one holding bracket having an L-shaped or U-shaped cross-section, and a compression plate adjustably supported relative to the holding bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,099,356

ADJUSTING ASSEMBLY OF BRAKE CYLINDER INSTALLATION DEVICE

BO CHEN HUNG CO., LTD., ...

1. An adjusting assembly of a brake cylinder installation device, including:a fixing member;
a guiding member, connected to the fixing member along an axis thereof, the guiding member having a plurality of sliding grooves therethrough and around the axis;
a rotatable body, rotatably arranged between the fixing member and the guiding member, the rotatable body having a plurality of guiding grooves which correspond to the sliding grooves;
a plurality of positioning pillars, respectively arranged between the sliding grooves and the guiding grooves, when the rotatable body rotates, the positioning pillars move linearly within the sliding grooves; wherein each said positioning pillar further includes a barrel portion and a rod portion which are retractably connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,099,355

TORQUE OUTPUT TOOL AND TORQUE OUTPUT ASSEMBLY

Chervon (HK) Limited, Wa...

1. A torque output tool, comprising:a torque output assembly for outputting torque;
a transmission mechanism for driving the torque output assembly to rotate about a central axis;
a prime mover for driving the transmission mechanism; and
a housing for containing the prime mover;
wherein the torque output assembly comprises:
a torque output element comprising:
an insert hole;
an inner transmission surface for driving a first work head inserted in the insert hole; and
an outer transmission surface for driving a second work head mounted on the torque output element;
a magnetic element for attracting the second work head driven by the torque output element;
a bracket for supporting the magnetic element outside the insert hole;
a limiting element for limiting the axial position of the first work head inserted in the insert hole; and
a biasing element for biasing the limiting element against the first work head;
wherein the inner transmission surface is located inside the insert hole and the outer transmission surface is located outside the insert hole,
wherein the bracket has an annular shape which surrounds the torque output element, the annular shape is separately formed and fixedly connected with the torque output element through a locking element, the locking element and the limiting element are disposed on the opposite sides in the circumferential direction of the central axis, and
wherein the torque output element is provided with a first through hole extended along the direction perpendicular to the central axis, the bracket is provided with a second through hole extended along the direction perpendicular to the central axis, and the first through hole and the second through hole constitute a containing hole for accommodating the limiting element and the biasing element.

US Pat. No. 10,099,351

TORQUE DELIVERING POWER TOOL WITH FLYWHEEL

Atlas Copco Industrial Te...

1. A hand held power tool, for delivering a torque to a joint, the power tool comprises a housing that houses:a motor arranged to drive an input shaft;
an output shaft arranged to provide a torque to the joint; and
a planetary gear connecting said input shaft to said output shaft, the planetary gear comprising a sun wheel and a rim gear, and at least one planet wheel arranged between the sun wheel and the rim gear, the at least one planet wheel being arranged on a planet wheel carrier; wherein the input shaft is connected to said sun wheel for driving said output shaft via said planetary gear, the output shaft being connected to said planet wheel carrier;
wherein a flywheel, which is arranged to rotate freely with respect to the housing, may be set to rotate; and in that a cam block, which is loosely fitted inside the housing, is rotatively connected to the rim gear and connected to the housing via an interaction between a cam profile and a cam follower, wherein said cam profile is inclined such that the interaction between the cam profile and the cam follower will provide an axial movement to the cam block when it is rotated with respect to the housing, such that the cam block will be forced into contact with the flywheel as a result of said rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,099,347

POLYCRYSTALLINE TABLES, POLYCRYSTALLINE ELEMENTS, AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A polycrystalline element, comprising:a substrate; and
a polycrystalline table attached to an end of the substrate and comprising a first region of superabrasive material having a first permeability and at least a second region of superabrasive material having a second, lesser permeability, the at least a second region being interposed between the substrate and the first region,
wherein the first region comprises a first volume percentage of interstitial volumes among interbonded grains of superabrasive material and the at least a second region comprises a second, smaller volume percentage of interstitial volumes among interbonded grains of superabrasive material.

US Pat. No. 10,099,345

BLAST TREATMENT DEVICE AND BLAST TREATMENT METHOD

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A blast treatment method comprising:setting a blast treatment condition for a composite material, the composite material being a target of blast treatment for activating a surface before painting or bonding, to make a degree of activation on a surface of the composite material within an appropriate range, based on reference information, the reference information showing a relation between a strain amount of a test piece caused by blast treatment under a predetermined blast treatment condition and a degree of activation on a surface of a sample of a composite material by blast treatment, for activating the surface of the sample before painting or bonding, under the predetermined blast treatment condition; and
manufacturing a blast treated product by blast treatment of the composite material, the composite material being the target of the blast treatment, under the blast treatment condition set to make the degree of activation within the appropriate range.

US Pat. No. 10,099,341

POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool, which performs a prescribed operation on a workpiece by driving a tool accessory, comprising:a body housing,
a motor,
a spindle that transmits a driving force of the motor to the tool accessory,
a tool accessory holding member that is configured to be movable in spindle rotation axis direction between a holding position for holding the tool accessory and a releasing position for releasing the tool accessory,
a lock mechanism that is configured to be movable between an engaging position for locking the tool accessory holding member in the holding position and a disengaging position for releasing the lock of the tool accessory holding member,
an inner housing that is housed in the body housing and houses at least part of the lock mechanism, and
an operation mechanism for operating the lock mechanism,
the operation mechanism including:
a handle part that is arranged outside of the body housing to be operated by a user,
a switching part that is connected to the handle part and switches the lock mechanism between the engaging position and the disengaging position according to operation of the handle part, and
a switching connection part that is connected to the switching part, wherein the switching connection part is separated from the inner housing when the lock mechanism is placed in the engaging position by the switching part and comes into contact with the inner housing when the lock mechanism is placed in the disengaging position by the switching part.

US Pat. No. 10,099,324

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WIND TURBINE BLADE

1. A method of manufacturing a wind turbine blade of at least 40 meters in length, the method comprising the steps of:curing an upwind blade shell in a first blade mould;
curing a downwind blade shell in a second blade mould;
transferring the cured upwind blade shell and the cured downwind blade shell from said first and second blade moulds to a post-moulding station comprising blade cradles to receive cured blade shells, wherein said step of transferring comprises transferring the cured upwind blade shell to a first blade cradle and transferring the cured downwind blade shell to a second blade cradle;
applying an adhesive at a leading edge and a trailing edge of at least one of the cured upwind blade shell and the cured downwind blade shell;
closing the cured upwind blade shell and the cured downwind blade shell by rotationally turning the cured upwind blade shell relative to the cured downwind blade shell in the post-moulding station to form a closed wind turbine blade shell, wherein a hinge couples the first blade cradle to the second blade cradle and assists the first blade cradle translationally moving relative to the second blade cradle; and
bonding the cured upwind blade shell and the cured downwind blade shell in said closed wind turbine blade shell to form a wind turbine blade.

US Pat. No. 10,099,314

TOOL HOLDER AND MACHINE TOOL

Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki K...

1. A tool holder of a machine tool, the machine tool comprising a spindle head and a spindle supported by the spindle head, the tool holder comprising:a shank portion attached to the spindle;
a rotary portion integrally provided to the shank portion and to which a processing tool is attachable, the rotary portion including a refrigerant path therein;
a bearing supporting the rotary portion so that the rotary portion is rotatable; and
a bearing holder holding the bearing,
wherein the bearing holder is disposed facing the spindle head and comprises a plurality of arc-shaped contact members that are circumferentially disposed around the spindle on a surface facing the spindle head, the contact members being circumferentially equidistant from each other around the spindle, and each of the contact members being contactable with an end surface of the spindle head, a load applied to the bearing being transmitted to the spindle head via the contact members, and
wherein an intake of the refrigerant path is provided in a part of the contact members and configured to accept refrigerant introduced from the spindle head to the refrigerant path.

US Pat. No. 10,099,308

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WELDING WITH BATTERY POWER

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding-type power supply, comprising:a battery; a first converter, having an input in electrical communication with the battery, and having a control input, and having a welding-type power output; and a controller, having a control output in electrical communication with the control input, and having at least one of a controlled voltage control module, a controlled short circuit control module and an AC weld control module in electrical communication with the control output; and a second converter, having a second input in electrical communication with the battery, wherein the battery configured to provide power to the second converter; and having a second control input, and having an ac auxiliary output, and wherein the controller; has an ac auxiliary control module with a second control output in electrical communication with the second control input.

US Pat. No. 10,099,304

MILLING TOOL AND A TOOL BODY

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A milling tool for hobbing of a workpiece having cylindrical cogs, comprising:a tool body having a peripheral surface and two opposite ends between which a central rotation axis extends, the tool body being rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation around the central rotation axis; and
a number of spaced-apart cutting teeth protruding from the peripheral surface, each cutting tooth having a cutting edge and a chip surface, a front end set of said cutting teeth being arranged along a front end portion of an imaginary helix concentric with the central rotation axis, and a back end set of said cutting teeth being arranged along an adjacent back end portion of said helix, the cutting teeth being arranged to engage the workpiece successively along the helix, starting with a foremost cutting tooth of the front end set, wherein the back end set of cutting teeth includes at least three along the helix adjacent cutting teeth being arranged at an along the helix constant first radial distance from the central rotation axis, wherein the front end set of cutting teeth includes at least two along the helix adjacent cutting teeth arranged at an along the helix non-constant second radial distance from the central rotation axis, the second radial distance being smaller than the first radial distance and increasing successively along the helix from the foremost cutting tooth, wherein the second radial distance increases with a distance ?d of 0.02 h??d?0.1h mm per cutting tooth along the helix, wherein h is the tooth height of a cutting tooth of the back end set, the cutting teeth being configured as replaceable inserts and wherein all said cutting inserts are identical, the front end portion extending along less than one complete turn of the helix.

US Pat. No. 10,099,299

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROOVING PIPE BELLS

North American Pipe Corpo...

1. A machine for forming a groove inside a pipe, the pipe having an axis, a cylindrical portion, a cylindrical belled end having a belled end diameter that is greater than a diameter of the cylindrical portion, and a conical transition portion extending continuously between the cylindrical portion and the cylindrical belled end, the machine comprising:a body having an axis and comprising a head that is conical and configured to be complimentary in shape to the conical transition portion, a cutting portion configured to be complementary in shape to the cylindrical belled end, the cutting portion has a cutting portion diameter that is larger than the diameter of the cylindrical portion of the pipe, and the cutting portion is configured to rotate relative to the body and the pipe during formation of the groove to cut the groove inside the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,099,297

TOOL AND METHOD FOR MACHINING FIBER-REINFORCED MATERIALS

1. A tool for machining fiber-reinforced materials, witha tool body with a particular cutting edge with at least a main function surface,
and a diamond coating applied at least to the main function surface,
wherein the surface of the diamond coating has a reduced peak height Spk of less than 0.25 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,099,288

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SHELL-SHAPED COMPONENT AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR THE USE OF SAID METHOD

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method of forming a shell-shaped component by a cold gas spraying process using a cold gas jet of particles, the shell-shaped component having a wall and a depression open toward an opening, wherein the method comprises:providing a supporting body having a convexly or concavely curved surface formed of a material to which the particles of the cold gas jet do not adhere,
bringing the surface of the supporting body into contact with a starting structure that is held by a holding fixture, and
delivering the particles via the cold gas jet to an edge of the component being formed, wherein the cold gas jet defines a cold spraying cone through which the particles are delivered, and
during the delivery of the particles via the cold gas jet, moving the supporting body and the cold gas jet synchronously such that the cold gas jet impinges on the edge of the component at an angle within the cold spraying cone of the cold gas jet, and wherein the supporting body supports the component being formed at a point of impact of the cold gas jet.

US Pat. No. 10,099,267

HIGH-DENSITY, CRACK-FREE METALLIC PARTS

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

1. A three-dimensional part manufactured by additive manufacturing using a feedstock material comprising molybdenum, the part (i) comprising a plurality of layers each comprising solidified molybdenum, (ii) being free of gaps between successive layers, and (iii) being free of cracks, wherein a density of the part is no less than 97% of a theoretical density of molybdenum, and wherein a concentration within the part of each of sodium, calcium, antimony, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium is less than 1 ppm by weight and at least 0.001 ppm by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,099,247

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING FOR SAPPHIRE

Honeywell International I...

1. A coated substrate comprising:a sapphire substrate;
an anti-reflective coating comprising a silicon-containing material, wherein the anti-reflective coating has refractive index of 1.23 to 1.45 and a Mohs hardness of at least 4, and wherein the silicon-containing material is formed from one or more crosslinkable organosiloxane oligomers by curing the crosslinkable siloxane oligomers at a temperature of at least 500° C. to form an anti-reflective layer on the sapphire substrate;
a layer comprising SiO2 disposed over the anti-reflective coating; and
an anti-fingerprinting coating disposed over the layer comprising SiO2.

US Pat. No. 10,099,229

DISPENSER FOR DISPENSING LIQUIDS

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. A dispenser for dispensing liquids, said dispenser comprising:a liquid storage unit;
a dispensing head with a perforated plate component having multiple dispensing openings disposed in a dispensing opening region and arranged in a density of at least 5 dispensing openings/mm2;
a pre-chamber connected upstream of said dispensing openings of said perforated plate component and from which said dispensing openings are supplied;
a connecting channel connecting said liquid storage unit to said pre-chamber; and
an outlet valve including a valve seat fixed in position with respect to an outside housing of said dispensing head and a valve body movable in relation to said valve seat and controlling an inflow of liquid to said dispensing openings together with said valve seat, one of said valve seat and said valve body being formed by said perforated plate component, said outlet valve having a closed position wherein said valve seat and said valve body abut one another and prevent liquid from exiting said dispensing head;
the valve seat and the valve body forming a circumferential valve pressure chamber for collecting liquid coming from the connecting channel and preventing the liquid from passing to the dispensing openings until the valve body has been displaced more than a set spaced distance from the valve seat, wherein once the valve body has moved more than the set spaced distance from the valve seat, the liquid is allowed to simultaneously flow to all the dispensing openings.

US Pat. No. 10,099,191

METHOD OF MAKING COLLOIDAL METAL NANOPARTICLES

TRIPOD TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A method of making colloidal metal nanoparticles, comprising steps of:step (a): mixing a metal aqueous solution and a reducing agent to form a mixture solution in a reaction tank;
step (b): heating the mixture solution and undergoing a reduction reaction to produce a composition containing metal nanoparticles, residues and gas, wherein the amount of the residues is less than 20% by volume of the mixture solution, and guiding said gas out of the reaction tank;
step (c): dispersing the metal nanoparticles with a medium to obtain colloidal metal nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,099,149

AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE TUNNEL

UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS LL...

1. A ride system, comprising:a tunnel;
a vehicle ride path in the tunnel, wherein the vehicle ride path comprises a track including a first track section and a second track section, wherein the second track section is disposed on a motion base;
an entrance disposed at a first end of the tunnel;
a second end of the tunnel, wherein the second end of the tunnel is configured to move relative to the first end of the tunnel;
one or more walls of the tunnel, wherein the tunnel is curved such that the second end of the tunnel is not visible from an intermediate position located on the track, between the first end of the tunnel and the second end of the tunnel, wherein the second track section is configured to disconnect from the first track section when one or more ride vehicles are at the intermediate position;
a set piece conveyance mechanism configured to convey set pieces along a length of the vehicle ride path; and
a projection system configured to project images onto the one or more walls of the tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,099,141

SERVER DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR SERVER DEVICE, GAME SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

GREE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A server device comprising:a controller configured to execute an operation related to a game in which a first player and a second player associated with a first group and a second group, respectively, are able to participate,
wherein the controller is further configured to enable the first player belonging to the first group to transfer to the second group based on an operation by the second player belonging to the second group.

US Pat. No. 10,099,138

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY INCORPORATING ADVERTISING CONTENT INTO MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENTS

XYLON LLC, Las Vegas, NV...

1. A method in a computer game environment for determining a measure of advertising effectiveness for a plurality of advertisements provided by an advertising provider, comprising:establishing a dribble pipe connection to the advertising provider, wherein the dribble pipe connection continuously carries a plurality of data packets including a first data packet while the dribble pipe connection is maintained;
incorporating, via the dribble pipe connection, an advertisement content from the plurality of advertisements in a portion of a game currently being executed on a display screen of the game environment;
generating an effectiveness measure associated with the advertisement content by determining a measure of quality of exposure and duration of exposure to the advertisement content by a game object that is associated with a game player, wherein the measure of quality of exposure determines an indicator of likelihood that the game object observed the displayed advertisement content, wherein the determining the measure of quality of exposure comprises determining a location and viewing angle of the game object relative to the presented advertisement content and using the determined location and viewing angle to determine the measure of quality of the exposure; and
forwarding, via the dribble pipe connection, the first data packet comprising the generated effectiveness measure to the advertising provider.

US Pat. No. 10,099,129

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE GRAPHICS PERFORMANCE OF HOSTED APPLICATIONS

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method, comprising operations of:identifying a bottleneck stage within a processing pipeline that processes frames of a video stream, wherein the bottleneck stage has a first clock;
receiving a feedback signal from the bottleneck stage that is one of a plurality upstream stages of the processing pipeline, wherein one or more of a remaining of the plurality of upstream stages has a second clock and the feedback signal includes information as to time spent by the bottleneck stage operating on data and information as to time the data spent queued; and
adjusting a speed at which one or more of the plurality of upstream stages operates and queues data to approximate a speed at which the bottleneck stage is operating and queuing data, wherein each of the operations is performed by one or more hardware components that include one or more stages within a central processor unit (CPU) and one or more stages within a graphics processing unit (GPU),
wherein a phase-locking component maintains statistical information about the upstream stages including the bottleneck stage, the phase-locking component uses the statistical information to make a prediction that data will be available when the bottleneck stage is ready for the data.

US Pat. No. 10,099,108

DYNAMIC RIGIDITY MECHANISM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A flexible sport runner apparatus comprising:a body configured to support an entity, wherein the body comprises a material having a physical property; and
a coupler system configured to couple electric current from a power source to the material;
wherein coupling electric current to the material changes the physical property of the material wherein:
the material comprises a fluid that is configured to change rigidity upon the application of current to the one or more couplers; and
the fluid is a silk-based material that has electrogelation properties.

US Pat. No. 10,099,094

METAL WOOD CLUB

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf club head, comprising:a body having a face, a sole, a crown, and a skirt joining said face, sole, and crown, said body having a center of gravity;
wherein said body comprises a coordinate system with an x-axis located horizontal to said face, a y-axis located vertical to said face, and a z-axis located through said face; and
a weight system configured to adjust a location of said center of gravity of said body;
wherein said weight system comprises:
a threaded bore formed in said body;
a plurality of weight channels formed in said body;
wherein each of said plurality of weight channels extend outwards from said threaded bore;
an elongate adjustable weight configured to selectively reside in each of said plurality of weight channels;
wherein said elongate adjustable weight comprises an aperture at a first end of said elongate adjustable weight; and
a fastener configured to reside in said aperture and engage said threaded bore;
wherein said fastener is configured to affix said elongate adjustable weight to said body;
wherein rotating said fastener in a first direction locks said elongate adjustable weight in a first weight channel of said plurality of weight channels;
wherein rotating said fastener in a second direction unlocks said elongate adjustable weight, allowing said elongate adjustable weight to be rotated about said fastener from said first weight channel to a second weight channel of said plurality of weight channels;
wherein said elongate adjustable weight comprises a base, a first member, and a second member, said first member permanently affixed to said base, and said second member removably coupled to said first member, wherein said aperture is formed in said base, and wherein said second member comprises a different material than said first member;
wherein said elongate adjustable weight is configured to accept each of a plurality of second members;
wherein said first member is elongate and wherein said second member is elongate;
wherein said first member comprises a first end adjacent said aperture, and a second end opposite said first end, wherein said second member is removably coupled to said second end of said first member;
wherein said elongate adjustable weight comprises a first length when said second member is uncoupled from said elongate adjustable weight and a second length when said second member is coupled to said elongate adjustable weight, and wherein said second length is greater than said first length;
wherein said first member comprises a threaded bore at said second end of said first member and wherein said second member comprises a threaded protrusion configured to engage said threaded bore of said first member;
wherein said plurality of weight channels comprises three weight channels;
wherein said elongate adjustable weight is substantially circular in cross section;
wherein said plurality of weight channels are substantially U-shaped in cross section;
wherein moving said adjustable weight from said first weight channel to said second weight channel adjusts said location of said center of gravity of said body along said x-axis and said z-axis;
wherein each of said plurality of weight channels fan out from said threaded bore, each in a different direction.

US Pat. No. 10,099,083

EXERCISE DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Jaxamo Ltd, Bedfordshire...

1. An exercise device comprising:a plurality of weights configured to be positioned adjacent one another;
a shell assembly having a shell defining an interior sized to receive the plurality of weights, the shell assembly also having a shaft coupled for rotation relative to the shell and extending within the interior of the shell, wherein when the plurality of weights are received within the interior of the shell, rotation of the shaft relative to the shell selectively couples the shaft with one or more of the plurality of weights; and
a base assembly having a base configured to support the plurality of weights and the shell assembly, the base assembly also having a driver configured to be coupled to the shaft of the shell assembly when the shell assembly is supported by the base, the driver also being configured to be decoupled from the shaft of the shell assembly when the shell assembly is not supported by the base;
wherein the driver of the base assembly is configured to rotate the shaft of the shell assembly relative to the shell of the shell assembly when the driver is coupled to the shaft of the shell assembly to selectively couple the shaft with the one or more of the plurality of weights; and
wherein the shell assembly further comprises a handle coupled to the shell and positioned to be grasped by a user of the exercise device, the handle oriented orthogonally relative to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,099,082

LEG LIFT DUMBBELL

1. A dumbbell adapted for lifting by the legs, comprisinga handle, comprising a top and a bottom;
two weights, namely a left weight and a right weight, fixedly attached to the handle, each weight comprising a top, a bottom, a front, a back, an inner surface, and an outer surface;
wherein the top of the handle is flush with the top of the weights;
and wherein the weights are longer from top to bottom than from front to back;
and wherein the weights are flattened on the bottom;
and wherein the weights are tapered inwardly so that the distance between the inner surfaces of the weights increases from bottom to top.

US Pat. No. 10,099,061

EMERGENCY APPARATUS INDICATOR

PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC., Re...

1. A method of facilitating indication of an automated external defibrillator (AED) that is part of a network of AEDs, the method comprising:receiving by the AED, via an electronic communication medium, an indication of a need for the AED, the indication generated in response to an event for which the AED is needed and the indication including information regarding a location of the need;
determining, by the AED, if the location of the need is within a predetermined radius relative to a location of the AED, the predetermined radius stored at the AED and the determining based, at least in part, on the information regarding the location of the need; and
when it is determined that the location of the need is within the predetermined radius, activating an electronic indicator device by the AED to facilitate indication of the AED being within the predetermined radius.

US Pat. No. 10,099,056

SYSTEM FOR STIMULATION THERAPY OF THE VAGUS NERVE BY IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATE TRANSITION MODEL OPERATING AT MULTIPLE TEMPORAL OR SPATIAL RESOLUTIONS

Sorin CRM SAS, Clamart (...

1. A pacing therapy system, comprising:an external communication device;
a stimulation device adapted to communicate with the external device, the stimulation device comprising:
one or more electrodes adapted to be placed on or near a nerve of an autonomic nervous system;
a sensor that senses at least one of a physiological signal or a physical signal;
a processing circuit that provides at least one of a current physiological level or a physical level using the sensor; and
a control circuit that causes the stimulation device to provide stimulation according to a set of stimulation parameters, wherein the control circuit uses a state transition model to modify the at least one of the current physical level or the current physiological level and comprises:
a memory having the state transition model stored thereon, comprising a transition matrix defining conditions for transitioning between particular states of a plurality of states of the state transition model and a connection matrix defining whether transitions between pairs of states are permitted, wherein the control circuit has multiresolution capability such that the control circuit can operate at different temporal and/or spatial resolutions to estimate a set of pacing parameters to bring the at least one of the current physiological level or the current physical level to a reference level, wherein the plurality of states of the state transition model are defined by a set of stimulation parameters and at least one of an expected physiological response or an expected physical response during stimulation with the set of stimulation parameters;
a state transition controller that determines transitions from a current state to a new state, causing a corresponding change in the set of stimulation parameters; and
a parameter fusion circuit that defines a final set of stimulation parameters based on parameters estimated by each of the resolutions of the control circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,099,043

HOLLOW MICRONEEDLE ARRAY ARTICLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An article, comprising:a first side comprising:
a central portion defined by a first edge;
a microneedle-free peripheral portion that substantially surrounds the central portion; and
a plurality of spaced-apart hollow microneedles extending from the central portion in a first direction;
wherein each microneedle of the plurality comprises a body that includes:
an outer surface;
a base segment having a base and a first shape that is defined by the outer surface;
a tip segment having a tip and a second shape that is defined by the outer surface, wherein the second shape is distinct from the first shape;
a transition plane that delineates the base segment and the tip segment;
a hollow channel extending through the body of the microneedle from a first opening proximate the tip to a second opening proximate the base;
a central axis;
wherein the plurality of hollow microneedles forms an array that comprises three or more perimeter microneedles disposed proximate the first edge;
wherein the central portion is not coplanar with the peripheral portion;
wherein the peripheral portion is canted in a second direction relative to the central portion at an angle of 10° to 80°, wherein the second direction is opposite the first direction;
wherein an angle, defined by an intersection of the central axis of at least one of the plurality of microneedles and a shortest line extending from the first edge and through the transition plane of the at least one microneedle, is less than about 50°.

US Pat. No. 10,099,040

OCCLUSION CATHETER SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

RenovoRx, Inc., Los Alto...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first catheter having a first occlusion member disposed at a distal end portion thereof;
a second catheter having a second occlusion member disposed at a distal end portion thereof, the second catheter defining a first lumen, a second lumen, and a side port in fluid communication with the second lumen, the first catheter being movably disposed within the first lumen of the second catheter, the first occlusion member and the second occlusion member collectively configured to define a first portion of an isolated target region in a first body lumen; and
a third catheter having a third occlusion member disposed at a distal end portion thereof, the third catheter being movable through the second lumen of the second catheter and configured to be disposed through the side port into a second body lumen outside of the second lumen,
the first occlusion member, the second occlusion member, and the third occlusion member collectively configured to define the isolated target region including the first portion of the isolated target region and a second portion of the isolated target region in the second body lumen, the isolated target region being fluidically isolated from other portions of the first body lumen and the second body lumen,
one of the first catheter or the second catheter defining an infusion lumen in communication with a side infusion port, the infusion lumen and the side infusion port configured to communicate an active therapeutic material into the isolated target region,
the side port having an outer diameter greater than an outer diameter of the side infusion port such that the third catheter can be disposed through the side port.

US Pat. No. 10,099,038

CATHETER ASSEMBLY

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A catheter assembly comprising:a catheter possessing a distal end, a proximal end and a proximal end portion;
a catheter hub fixed to the proximal end portion of the catheter;
a hollow inner needle positioned inside the catheter and removable from inside the catheter, the needle possessing a distal end, and the needle including a needlepoint at the distal end of the needle;
a pressing member including a main body connected to the catheter hub and extending in a longitudinal direction of the inner needle and the catheter, the pressing member including a pressing part configured to be pressed by a user during operation of the catheter assembly to advance the catheter hub and the catheter in a forward direction;
a guide wire slidably positioned in the inner needle and possessing a distal end, the guide wire possessing a length longer than the inner needle and longer than the catheter, the guide wire being configured so that the distal end of the guide wire projects distally beyond the needlepoint during operation of the catheter assembly;a wire operating member connected to the guide wire and movable in the longitudinal direction relative to the inner needle and the catheter, the wire operating member including a pressing part configured to be pressed by the user during operation of the catheter assembly to advance the wire operating member and the guide wire in the forward direction;a gripping member that includes a proximal portion and an upper portion that is open upwardly, a part of the guide wire being located in the proximal portion of the gripping member before initiating operation of the catheter assembly;
the wire operating member possesses a distal end and axially overlapping the pressing member;
the pressing part of the pressing member axially overlapping a portion of the catheter; and
the pressing part of the wire operating member axially overlapping a portion of the guide wire.

US Pat. No. 10,099,029

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ADMINISTERING A PHARMACEUTICAL GAS TO A PATIENT

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. A method of administering a pharmaceutical gas to a patient, wherein the pharmaceutical gas comprises at least one of nitric oxide or carbon monoxide, the method comprising:delivering a first quantity of the pharmaceutical gas from a source of pharmaceutical gas to the patient in a first breath;
monitoring the patient's respiratory rate or changes in the patient's respiratory rate with a sensor; and
varying the quantity of pharmaceutical gas delivered to the patient in one or more subsequent breaths based on the monitored respiratory rate or changes in the patient's respiratory rate, wherein at least one breath is skipped such that pharmaceutical gas is not administered during the at least one breath, and wherein when the at least one breath is skipped, at least a portion of a skipped amount not administered during the at least one breath is added to a next breath following the at least one breath.

US Pat. No. 10,099,026

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING GASES

1. An apparatus comprising:a flow generator,
a controller connected to the flow generator to control output of the flow generator,
a conduit extending from the flow generator to connect with a user interface, an inside of the conduit and an inside of the user interface defining a gases space, and
a valve positioned at or adjacent the user interface and in a flow path between the flow generator and a user, the valve being switchable between a first mode in which the gases space is significantly open to ambient through the valve and a second mode in which the gases space is not significantly open to ambient through the valve, the valve including a valve member, a flow passage at least partially defined by a wall, and a gap between the valve member and the wall, wherein the valve is not actively controlled by the controller and wherein the valve is configured to be responsive to change in the output of the flow generator;
the controller comprising one or more positive airway pressure support modes in which the controller is adapted to cause the flow generator to deliver pressure support to an airway of a user with the valve in the second mode, and
the controller comprising one or more sub-therapeutic modes in which the controller is adapted to cause the flow generator to deliver flow of gases to the user with the valve in the first mode,
wherein, with the valve in the first mode and the controller operating in the sub-therapeutic mode, the valve remains stable for flows up to at least about 20 liters per minute with delivered pressures below about 2 cm H2O.

US Pat. No. 10,099,010

ASSEMBLY FOR SYRINGE, ASSEMBLY METHOD AND ASSEMBLY DEVICE FOR ASSEMBLING ASSEMBLY FOR SYRINGE, PRE-FILLED SYRINGE USING ASSEMBLY FOR SYRINGE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING PRE-FILLED SYRINGE

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for assembling an assembly for use in a syringe, the assembly comprising a cylindrical outer barrel having a barrel tip at its tip end and an opening at its base end; a puncture needle held at the barrel tip and having a needle hole communicating with an inner space of the outer barrel; and a cylindrical cap having a receiving hole, which is formed in the direction in which the puncture needle extends and has a bottom wall at its tip end, the cap storing the puncture needle in the receiving hole and being detachably mounted to the barrel tip so as to seal a tip end of the needle hole, the method comprising:forming a closed space in the receiving hole by inserting the puncture needle and the barrel tip at least partially into the receiving hole before a tip end of the puncture needle is inserted into the bottom wall;
discharging gas from the closed space through a discharging path defined by the needle hole of the puncture needle, the inner space of the barrel, and the opening of the barrel; and
after or while discharging the gas from the closed space through the discharging path, further inserting the barrel tip into the receiving hole so as to seal the end of the needle hole by inserting the tip end of the puncture needle into the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 10,099,006

ASSEMBLY FOR INJECTING A VISCOUS LIQUID PRODUCT

MEDEX, Saint-Priest (FR)...

1. An assembly for use in a patient injection, comprising:a container;
an injection flowpath that is exterior of said container and that comprises an upstream injection line tubular part exterior of said container, a three-way connector exterior of said container, a downstream injection line tubular part exterior of said container, and a first one-way valve exterior of said container, wherein said upstream injection line tubular part is between a first port of said three-way connector and said container, wherein said downstream injection line tubular part is between a second port of said three-way connector and a patient when fluidly connected with said assembly and where said first one-way valve allows flow in only a single direction between said container and this patient, wherein said container, said upstream injection line tubular part, said three-way connector, and said downstream injection line tubular part are separate parts from one another; and
a filling flowpath that intersects said injection flowpath exteriorly of said container and that comprises an upstream filling line tubular section, an upstream connector, a pump coupling section intended for engagement by a pumping unit, a downstream connector, a downstream filling line tubular section, a second one-way valve, said three-way connector, and said upstream injection line tubular part, wherein said upstream filling line tubular section extends from said upstream connector and toward a feed source when fluidly connected with said assembly, wherein said pump coupling section consists of a flexible pipe and said flexible pipe extends from said upstream connector to said downstream connector, wherein said downstream filling line tubular section extends from said downstream connector and toward a third port of said three-way connector, wherein said second one-way valve only allows flow in a single direction between said pump coupling section and said container, wherein said upstream filling line section, said upstream connector, said pump coupling section, said downstream connector, and said downstream filling line section are separate parts from one another with said upstream connector coupling said upstream filling line section to said pump coupling section and with said downstream connector coupling said downstream filling line section to said pump coupling section;
wherein fluid being loaded into said container flows in the following ordered sequence for said assembly: 1) said upstream filling line tubular section; 2) said upstream connector; 3) said pump coupling section; 4) said downstream connector; 5) said downstream filling line tubular section; 6) a flowpath extending from said third port of said three-way connector to said first port of said three-way connector; and 7) said upstream injection line tubular part;
wherein fluid being directed from said container flows in the following ordered sequence for said assembly: 1) said upstream injection line tubular part; 2) a flowpath extending from said first port of said three-way connector to said second port of said three-way connector; and 3) said downstream injection line tubular part;
wherein fluid flows through said upstream injection line tubular part in a first direction during a fluid loading operation where fluid is directed into said container, and wherein fluid flows through said upstream injection line tubular part in a second direction, opposite of said first direction, during an injection operation where fluid is directed out of said container; and
wherein a hardness of said upstream filling line tubular section that extends from said upstream connector is different than both a hardness of said pump coupling section and a hardness of said downstream filling line tubular section that extends from said downstream connector.

US Pat. No. 10,099,004

EXTRA-CORPOREALLY PORTABLE INFUSION DEVICE

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc....

1. A portable medical system for administering a fluid drug in doses, comprising:a) a first housing comprising a reservoir unit including an outlet into a fluid path located downstream of the reservoir unit for conducting the drug;
b) a second housing comprising a conveying unit for dispensing the drug from the reservoir unit in doses and a controller for controlling the conveying unit;
c) at least two differently configured adaptors receiving the first housing together with the reservoir unit and the second housing together with the conveying unit wherein
d) the conveying unit and the reservoir unit can be joined together without using tools, and reversibly coupled to each of the adaptors without using the tools, and wherein at least one of the adaptors is provided for direct attachment to a skin surface and at least one of the other adaptors can be worn on an item of clothing or carried by a wearing system; and
e) wherein the adaptors each has a pair of mechanical connectors which receive and engage releasably in opposition the first housing and the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,098,990

DRAINAGE CONTAINER DEVICE AND SUCTION BAG UNIT

MEDELA HOLDING AG, Baar ...

2. A suction bag unit for use in a drainage container device, wherein the suction bag unit comprises:a container lid for closing and opening the drainage container, and with a drainage port to be connected with a patient drainage line;
a suction bag for holding the suctioned bodily fluid, which is arranged on the container lid for accommodation in the drainage container;
a channel which runs through the container lid and joins an interior space of the suction bag with an interior space of the drainage container for connection with a suction port arranged on an outer wall of the drainage container, such that a vacuum can be applied by a vacuum source in the interior space of the drainage container between the suction bag and the outer wall of the drainage container, wherein the channel is otherwise closed, and
a protective element for avoiding at least one of overflow or contamination of the vacuum source by suctioned bodily fluid,whereinthe protective element is situated in the channel, andthe channel incorporates a chamber in which the protective element is arranged;and whereinthe chamber is tightly sealed with a separate chamber cover from an exterior side of the container lid facing away from the suction bag.

US Pat. No. 10,098,984

METHOD FOR GRAFTING POLYMERS ON METALLIC SUBSTRATES

INSTITUT CURIE, Paris (F...

1. A method of conferring modified properties to a metallic substrate surface, the surface being formed at least partly by metal oxides, comprising:(i) a first step comprising at least exposing said substrate surface to a hetero-bifunctional anchoring molecule carrying at least a silane group and at least a A1 group, said A1 group being optionally introduced within said anchoring molecule via a preliminary functionalizing step, and
(ii) a second step of exposing the substrate surface to a polymer carrying at least three groups A2 capable of reacting with A1, the second step being carried out after the first step,
the group A1 being an alkenyl group or —SH and the group A2 being —SH or a group —S—S—R? when A1 is an alkenyl group and A2 being an alkenyl group when A1 is —SH, with R? being a polymer,
wherein said polymer has a number average molecular weight between 2,000 and 5,000,000 g/mol.

US Pat. No. 10,098,971

LIBRARY OF PH RESPONSIVE POLYMERS AND NANOPROBES THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A polymer of the formula:
wherein:
R1 is an alkyl(C?12);
n is an integer from 10-200;
R2 and R2? are each independently methyl;
R3 is a group of the formula:

wherein:
nx is 1-3;
X1 is a hydrogen or an alkyl(C?12);
X2 and X3 are each hydrogen;
X4 is pentyl, n-propyl, or ethyl and X5 is pentyl or n-propyl; or X4 and X5 are taken together and are alkanediyl(C?9) or substituted alkanediyl(C?9);
x is an integer from 30 to 150;
R4 is a group of the formula:

wherein:
nz is 1-10;
Y1, Y2, and Y3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl(C?12), cycloalkyl(C?12), substituted alkyl(C?12), or substituted cycloalkyl(C?12); and
Y4 is a dye with the following structure:

y is an integer from 1 to 6; and
R5 is hydrogen, halo, hydroxy, alkyl(C?12), or substituted alkyl(C?12).

US Pat. No. 10,098,966

COMPLEX PARTICLES FOR DELIVERING NITRIC OXIDE, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND APPLICATION OF THE SAME

NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDICAL ...

1. A complex particle for delivering nitric oxide, comprising a poly(Lactide-co-Glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticle and a S-nitroso-silica species depositing on the PLGA nanoparticle wherein the complex particle is made by steps of: injecting an organic phase to a water phase to obtain a mixture, the organic phase containing (3-Mercaptopropyl)methyldimethoxysilane (MPMDMS) and PLGA in acetone, and the water phase containing poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), sodium nitrite, and hydrochloric acid (HCl) in water; removing acetone from the mixture; and adding a second HCl to the mixture to initiate silica disposition.

US Pat. No. 10,098,930

PEGYLATED RECOMBINANT HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE COMPOUNDS

1. A prodrug conjugate of human growth hormone (hGH) of formula (I) or (II):
wherein:
T represents hGH-NH;
X represents a spacer moiety;
Y1 and Y2 each independently represent O, S, or NR6;
Y3 and Y5 represents O or S, independently of each other;
Y4 represents O, NR6, or —C(R7)(R8);
R2 and R3 represent independently of each other a moiety selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkyl or heteroalkyl groups, aryls, substituted aryls, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryls, cyano groups, nitro groups, halogens, carboxy groups, carboxyalkyl groups, alkylcarbonyl groups, and carboxamidoalkyl groups;
R4 represents a moiety selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkyls or heteroalkyls, aryls, substituted aryls, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkoxys, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical heteroalkyloxys, aryloxys or heteroaryloxys, cyano groups, and halogens;
R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkyls or heteroalkyls, aryls, substituted aryls, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryls, carboxyalkyl groups, alkylcarbonyl groups, carboxamidoalkyl groups, cyano groups, and halogens;
R6 represents a group selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkyls or heteroalkyls, aryls, substituted aryls, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryls;
R1 is a polymeric carrier having:
a first chain;
a second chain; and
a third chain;
wherein the first chain comprises a first branching structure BS1; and
wherein a critical distance is less than 50 atoms, the critical distance being the shortest distance between the first branching structure BS1 and the attachment site of the moiety

 to the rest of the prodrug conjugate measured as connected atoms;
W represents a group selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical alkyls, aryls, substituted aryls, substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclical heteroalkyls, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryls;
Nu represents a nucleophile;
n represents zero or a positive imager; and
Ar represents a multi-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon or multi-substituted aromatic heterocycle; and
wherein the molecular weight of the prodrug without the hGH-NH is at least 25 kDa and at most 1000 kDa;
with the exception of the following prodrug conjugates:

wherein m is an integer from 200 to 250 and n is an integer from 100 to 125;

wherein n is an integer from 400 to 500;

wherein n is an integer from 400 to 500; and

wherein n is an integer from 400 to 500.

US Pat. No. 10,098,896

C-17-HETEROARYL STEROIDAL CYP17 INHIBITORS/ANTIANDROGENS, IN VITRO BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES, PHARMACOKINETICS AND ANTITUMOR ACTIVITY

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BA...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,098,869

COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCERS ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

PIRAMAL ENTERPRISES LIMIT...

1. A method of treating human papillomavirus (HPV) associated cancer comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof;wherein Ar is 2-chloro-4-trifluoromethylphenyl, and the HPV associated cancer is selected from anal cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, penile cancer, cervical cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer, and cancer of the conjunctiva.

US Pat. No. 10,098,861

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING SODIUM BENZOATE COMPOUND AND CLOZAPINE, AND USES THEREOF

SyneuRx International (Ta...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising 50 to 1000 mg of a sodium benzoate compound, 25 to 300 mg of clozapine, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is in a solid dosage form, and wherein the sodium benzoate compound comprises a polymorphic form of sodium benzoate, which is characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising characteristic peaks at a reflection angle 2? of about 5.9, 30.2, and 31.2 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,098,784

TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, METHOD OF GENERATING CONTROL DATA THEREFORE, AND METHOD FOR SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A system, comprising:a planning device for determining control data for a treatment apparatus for surgical correction of defective eyesight in an eye of a patient and a measurement device connected to the planning device, wherein
the measurement device generates measurement data of parameters of the eye and defective-eyesight data of the defective eyesight of the eye and supplies the data to the planning device,
the planning device generates the control data for the treatment apparatus which separates eye tissue by focusing pulsed laser radiation to target points within the eye,
wherein the planning device defines a boundary surface within eye tissue by using the measurement data and the defective-eyesight data, and
generates for said boundary surface control data to control the treatment apparatus, which the control data defines as a three-dimensional pattern of the target points in the eye, which are located in the boundary surface and are arranged such that the boundary surface is obtained as a cut surface when the pulsed laser radiation is irradiated according to the control data;
wherein the planning device and the measurement device are combined in one system; and
wherein the control data specify target points to which pulses of the pulsed laser radiation shall be emitted and wherein the treatment apparatus shifts a focus of the laser radiation along a path extending over the target points and emits pulses of the pulsed laser radiation along the path to the target points and also to intermediate points at locations which are located between the target points wherein the target points represent a subset of all points to which the pulses of the pulsed laser radiation are applied, wherein the intermediate points of a laser application are not specified target points of the control data.

US Pat. No. 10,098,774

RIGID BRACES WITH TENSIONING SYSTEM

DeRoyal Industries, Inc.,...

1. A brace for application to a body joint to maintain the joint in a substantially static position, the brace comprising:a substantially rigid brace member that substantially maintains its shape absent application of a substantial bending force and provides biomechanical support, stabilization and/or immobilization to the body joint to maintain the joint in a first substantially static position with virtually no range of motion; and
a tensioning system connected to the brace member and including a tensionable member and a tensioning member each operatively associated with the brace member,
wherein, the tensioning member is operable to adjustably impart tension to the tensionable member for applying a force to the brace member for adjusting the angulation of the brace as a function of the tension applied to the tensionable member to maintain the joint in a second and different substantially static position with virtually no range of motion and corresponding to the adjustment of the angulation of the brace.

US Pat. No. 10,098,770

ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.,...

15. An endovascular apparatus comprising:a catheter assembly including an operative element that, in use, is exposed to a body fluid;
a control element;
a control filament coupled at one end to the control element and at an opposite end to the operative element; and
a seal assembly between the control element and the operative element through which the control filament passes to prevent contact between the body fluid and the control element, the seal assembly comprising:
a first seal component comprising a center post and a collar that extends radially from an end of the center post, wherein the collar comprises at least one guide tube formed therethrough, the at least one guide tube being radially outward of the center post;
a second seal component with at least one guide tube formed therethrough, the second seal component registering with the first seal component with the at least one guide tube in the second component coaxially aligned with the at least one guide tube in the first component; and
a septum sandwiched between the first and second seal components, the septum accommodating passage of the control filament from one of the coaxially aligned guide tubes, through the septum, to the other one of the coaxially aligned guide tubes, thereby providing a fluid seal for the control filament, the center post of the first seal component passing through the septum.

US Pat. No. 10,098,765

IMPLANT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

BIOTRONIK AG, Buelach (C...

1. An implant in the form of an intraluminal endoprosthesis, comprising:a body;
an abluminal layer disposed on the abluminal surface of the body and formed from a polymer formulation, wherein the abluminal layer optionally contains at least one pharmaceutically active substance; and
an anchoring layer disposed on the luminal surface of the body and formed from a different polymer formulation that degrades more quickly in vivo than the polymer formulation forming the abluminal layer, wherein opposing ends of the anchoring layer are coupled to opposing ends of the abluminal layer at opposing transition regions, further wherein the abluminal layer is absent from the luminal surface between the opposing transition regions and the anchoring layer is absent from the abluminal surface between the opposing transition regions.

US Pat. No. 10,098,738

HEART VALVE REPAIR DEVICES FOR PLACEMENT IN VENTRICLE AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR IMPLANTING HEART VALVE REPAIR DEVICES

1. A system for repairing a heart valve comprising:a delivery system comprising an applicator tube and an internal rod within the applicator tube, the delivery system adapted to deliver a heart valve repair device to an area of the heart valve; and
a heart valve repair device comprising a ventricular winding that in an unconstrained condition has a generally spiral shape, wherein the generally spiral shape comprises at least a first turn and a second turn, wherein in a radial direction from a center of the ventricular winding the second turn is farther away from the center of the ventricular winding than the first turn, and wherein at least the first turn is a full turn extending 360 degrees around a center of the ventricular winding;
wherein the heart valve repair device further comprises a grasping element that is connected to the center of the ventricular winding and that extends from the center of the ventricular winding, wherein the grasping element extends upwardly from a general plane of the ventricular winding, and wherein the grasping element comprises a loop at a top end of the grasping element;
wherein the applicator tube comprises a window through which at least a part of the heart valve repair device may be ejected, wherein the window comprises an opening through a side of the applicator tube, wherein the delivery system comprises a ramp surface adjacent the window, and wherein the internal rod of the delivery system terminates in a hook adapted to hold the loop of the grasping element of the heart valve repair device within the applicator tube;
wherein the system has a first condition in which the heart valve repair device is adapted to be advanced to the area of the heart valve, wherein in the first condition of the system the internal rod is located in a proximal position within the applicator tube and the hook holds the loop of the grasping element within the applicator tube with the hook located proximal to the window, and wherein in the first condition of the system the ventricular winding is held in a constrained condition in which the ventricular winding has a relatively straightened shape;
wherein the system has a second condition in which the ventricular winding is released from its constrained condition to its unconstrained condition in which it has the generally spiral shape, wherein in the second condition of the system the hook holds the loop of the grasping element within the applicator tube with the hook located proximal to the window, wherein in the second condition of the system the ventricular winding is adapted to be located on the ventricular side of the heart valve and turned in a first direction such that the ventricular winding captures chords associated with a first leaflet of the heart valve and chords associated with a second leaflet of the heart valve within one generally spiral path defined by the generally spiral shape of the ventricular winding, wherein by turning the ventricular winding in the first direction, the captured chords of the first leaflet and the second leaflet within the generally spiral path are brought toward the center of the ventricular winding, thereby causing the first leaflet and the second leaflet of the heart valve to be drawn together;
wherein the system has a third condition in which heart valve repair device is released from the delivery system, wherein in the third condition of the system the internal rod is located in a distal position within the applicator tube, the hook is located at the window, and the grasping element of the heart valve repair device has been advanced distally against the ramp surface, wherein in the third condition of the system the heart valve repair device is separated from the delivery system.

US Pat. No. 10,098,706

OPERATION INPUT DEVICE AND MEDICAL MANIPULATOR SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An operation input device for inputting an operation command to a medical manipulator provided with an insertion portion that is inserted into a body of a patient, a channel that is formed so as to penetrate through the insertion portion in a longitudinal direction, an elongated portion that advances and retracts in the channel while being kept in contact with an inner wall of the channel at least one joint that is provided on a distal end of the elongated portion, a treatment portion that is provided on a distal-end side of the joint so as to be movable in response to a movement of the joint, a moving portion that is connected to a proximal-end side of the elongated portion and that advances and retracts the elongated portion, and a driving unit that is disposed at the proximal-end side of the elongated portion and that drives the joint of the elongated portion, the operation input device comprising:a first operation portion that generates an electrical signal in accordance with an operation by a palm or a finger of an operator;
a controller that receives the electrical signal and controls the driving unit on the basis of the electrical signal;
a second operation portion that is linked to the first operation portion and generates a mechanical motive force in accordance with the operation by the wrist or the arm of the operator; and
a mechanical-motive-force transmitting portion that transmits the mechanical driving force generated at the second operation portion to the moving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,098,698

LASER PROBE TIP

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A method, comprising:producing electromagnetic radiation using a laser resonator;
transmitting the electromagnetic radiation from the laser resonator to a probe tip, wherein the probe tip includes a distal end of a waveguide, a primary capsule attached to the distal end of the waveguide, a secondary capsule positioned at least partially over the primary capsule, and at least one crimp on a proximal end of the secondary capsule to secure the secondary capsule to at least one of the primary capsule or the waveguide;
positioning the probe tip in a first fluid flow channel, wherein the first fluid channel extends distally of the crimp;
allowing fluid to flow into a second fluid flow channel between the primary capsule and the secondary capsule; and
delivering electromagnetic radiation to tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,098,686

CRYOGENIC BALLOON ABLATION SYSTEM

PENTAX OF AMERICA, INC., ...

1. A cryogenic ablation assembly comprising a cryogenic ablation catheter, the cryogenic ablation catheter comprising:a catheter shaft having proximal and distal ends and a catheter shaft lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends;
an expandable and collapsible balloon mounted to the distal end of the catheter shaft, the balloon having an inner surface defining a balloon interior;
a pressure detecting tube housed within the catheter shaft, the pressure detecting tube including:
a distal end located proximate to the distal end of the catheter shaft and configured to be fluidly coupled to a pressure detecting transducer; and
a proximal end fluidly coupled to the balloon interior; and
a delivery tube assembly comprising:
a delivery tube housed within the pressure detecting tube; and
a diffuser, within the balloon, fluidly coupled to the delivery tube.

US Pat. No. 10,098,676

SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR FUSION BETWEEN TWO BONE PORTIONS AND A CLAMPING ANCILLARY FOR CLAMPING SUCH A SURGICAL IMPLANT

NOVASTEP, St Gregoire (F...

1. A surgical implant, intended to enable fusion between a first bone portion and a second bone portion, the surgical implant comprising at least:a first anchoring portion configured to be anchored in the first bone portion, the first anchoring portion including at least two first branches the first branches being displaceable between:
an introduction position, in which the respective ends of the first branches define a first introduction distance, so as to enable the introduction of the first branches inside the first bone portion, and
an anchoring position, in which the respective ends of the first branches define a first anchoring distance larger than the first introduction distance, so that the first branches are adapted to anchor the first anchoring portion inside the first bone portion,
a second anchoring portion configured to be anchored in the second bone portion,
an intermediate portion connecting the first anchoring portion to the second anchoring portion;
the surgical implant wherein:
the intermediate portion includes at least:
a recess,
a first linking portion disposed between the first anchoring portion and the second anchoring portion, and
a second linking portion disposed between the first anchoring portion and the second anchoring portion the first linking portion and the second linking portion being arranged on either side of said at least one recess so that the first linking portion is distant from the second linking portion and
the intermediate portion is shaped so that bringing together the first linking portion and the second linking portion displaces the first branches from their introduction position to their anchoring position.

US Pat. No. 10,098,633

BIOACTIVE SUBSTANCE IN A BARBED SUTURE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical suture comprising:an elongated body including barbs projecting at an angle from the elongated body; and
a bioactive agent deposited solely within the angle between the barbs and the elongated body, the amount of the bioactive agent being from about 0.01% by weight to about 2% by weight of the suture.

US Pat. No. 10,098,615

COLLECTING UNIT FOR A STOOL SAMPLE

1. A collection unit (100) for a stool sample the collection unit (100) being in the form of a container or a bag with a first opening (110) arranged to collect stools, a container wall (120) circumscribing the opening (110), and a container bottom (130); at least a second opening (140) and a third opening (150) are extending through the container wall (120) of said collection unit (100), the second opening (140) and the third opening (150) being disposed at a radial distance comprising an angle of approximately 90° or 180° from each other, the second opening (140) being disposed in the container wall (120) at a first height and the third opening (150) being disposed in the container wall (120) at a second height, wherein the first height and the second height are approximately the same; and wherein a stool sample container (160) is detachably attached to the second opening (140) for the purpose of collecting a stool sample through said second opening (140), and wherein a sample handling unit (170) is detachably attached to the third opening (150) for the purpose of transferring the stool sample from the container bottom (130) of the collection unit (120) to said stool sample container (160).

US Pat. No. 10,098,593

BED ALERT COMMUNICATION METHOD

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A method for alerting caregivers carrying wireless communication devices of alarm conditions associated with patient beds in a healthcare facility, the method comprisingreceiving data from patient beds using at least one computer device that is remote from the patient beds,
displaying with the at least one computer device at least one alarm selection screen on a display screen associated with the at least one computer device, the at least one alarm selection screen permitting a user to select at least one alarm condition for at least one of the patient beds that must be violated before an alarm is considered to exist, and
initiating with the at least one computer device a communication to the wireless communication device of at least one of the designated caregivers in response to existence of the alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,098,591

PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETER SYSTEM

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

4. A physiological parameter method for automatic control of a patient controlled analgesia system using an electronic hardware processor, the method comprising:under a control of a hardware processor:
receiving pulse oximetry parameters detected by a pulse oximeter, the pulse oximetry parameters including oxygen saturation and pulse rate;
comparing the oxygen saturation measurement with a saturation lower limit;
comparing the pulse rate measurement with a pulse rate upper limit and a pulse rate lower limit;
generating a combined output based on the said comparison of the oxygen saturation and the comparison of the pulse rate measurement;
receiving a quality indicator related to data confidence for the pulse oximetry parameters;
comparing the quality indicator input with a quality lower limit;
determining whether to lock a patient controlled analgesia system so as to disable a patient's control of the patient controlled analgesia system based on the combined output and the quality indicator;
outputting a control signal based on the said determination,
wherein said control signal is adapted to affect the operation of a the patient controlled analgesia system.

US Pat. No. 10,098,589

SEALED PACKAGE AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A hermetically-sealed package, comprising:a non-conductive substrate comprising a first major surface, a second major surface, and a cavity disposed in the first major surface, wherein the cavity comprises a recessed surface;
a cover layer disposed over the cavity and attached to the first major surface of the non-conductive substrate to form a hermetically-sealed enclosure;
a feedthrough comprising:
a via between the recessed surface of the cavity and the second major surface of the substrate;
a conductive material disposed in the via; and
an external contact disposed over the via on the second major surface of the non-conductive substrate, wherein the external contact is electrically connected to the conductive material disposed in the via, and wherein the external contact is hermetically sealed to the second major surface of the non-conductive substrate by a laser bond surrounding the via;
an electronic device disposed within the hermetically-sealed enclosure, wherein the electronic device comprises a device contact that is electrically connected to the conductive material disposed in the via such that the electronic device is electrically connected to the external contact; and
a conductor disposed on the recessed surface and electrically connected to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,098,587

PHYSIOLOGY DETECTING GARMENT AND METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A physiology detecting garment, comprising:a garment;
a first transmission line, configured in the garment;
a second transmission line, configured in the garment;
a first detecting device;
a second detecting device, electrically connected to the first detecting device through the first transmission line and the second transmission line;
a first textile antenna, configured in the garment, electrically connected to the first detecting device, and receiving a first sensing signal; and
a second textile antenna, configured in the garment, electrically connected to the second detecting device, and receiving a second sensing signal,
wherein the first detecting device samples the first sensing signal to generate a first time index, and the second detecting device samples the second sensing signal to generate a feedback signal, and
wherein the first detecting device generates a second time index according to the feedback signal generated by the second detecting device, and the first detecting device generates a time parameter according to the first time index and the second time index, and obtains physiological information according to the time parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,098,581

INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL PROFILING SYSTEM FOR MEASURING LEUKOCYTES ACTIVATION FROM WHOLE BLOOD

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A system comprising:a microfluidic device configured to isolate one or more particles from a mixture;
an electrical measurement device configured to measure an electrical property of the isolated particles; and
a flow rate matching device configured to match flow rate from the microfluidic device to the flow rate of the electrical measurement device configured to measure an electrical property of the isolated particles.

US Pat. No. 10,098,560

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO IDENTIFY SOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM DISORDERS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of identifying an area of a human heart, the area associated with control of a source of a cardiac rhythm disorder of the human heart, the method comprising:processing a plurality of cardiac signals associated with sensors arranged spatially in relation to the area of the heart to determine at least one sequence of activation in relation to the sensors over a time interval, the area comprising a first region and a second region associated with the source;
determining a rotational direction of the at least one sequence of activation; and
identifying the first region as associated with controlling the second region when the at least one sequence of activation continues to rotate in the rotational direction with a substantial degree of rotation over the time interval as indicated by a rotational counter incremented in excess of a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,098,559

WEARABLE MONITOR WITH ARRHYTHMIA BURDEN EVALUATION

iRhythm Technologies, Inc...

1. A wearable device for monitoring data, the device comprising:a sensor and circuit configured to detect or derive cardiac signals from a mammal, the circuit configured to estimate a heartbeat time series from the cardiac signals;
a transmitter, the transmitter configured to transmit the heartbeat time series to a computing device, the computing device configured to determine an atrial fibrillation burden from the heartbeat time series; and
wherein the computing device is configured to provide a report, the report comprising the likelihood of the occurrence of past atrial fibrillation event.

US Pat. No. 10,098,541

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing instructions, the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to function as:
an acquisition unit configured to acquire a color fundus image including an optic disk area and a macular area of a subject's eye, the color fundus image being obtained using at least visible light;
a determination unit configured to determine, as a partial region of the color fundus image, one of a region of the color fundus image which includes the macular area and a region of the color fundus image which includes the optic disk area; and
a generation unit configured to generate an image in which a difference in color of the partial region is enhanced, by applying image processing based on a decorrelation stretching method to the partial region.

US Pat. No. 10,098,538

IMAGING SYSTEM

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A system comprising an OCT system and a lens system;wherein the OCT system comprises:
an interferometer providing a measuring arm and a reference arm,
an OCT measuring beam emitter for emitting a beam of OCT measuring light,
OCT beam shaping optics disposed in a beam path of the measuring arm between the OCT measuring beam emitter and the lens system,
an OCT scanner disposed in the beam path of the measuring arm between the beam shaping optics and the lens system;
wherein the OCT beam shaping optics is configured such that the beam of OCT measuring light is focused at a beam focus, and
wherein the OCT beam shaping optics is configured to change a lateral width of a beam waist of the beam of OCT measuring light at the beam focus;
wherein the OCT beam shaping optics is configured such that before and after the changing of the lateral width, the beam of OCT measuring light is focused at a same distance from the lens system and/or at a focal plane of the lens system.

US Pat. No. 10,098,533

EARLY PREDICTION OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION BY IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:a) segmenting an optical coherence tomography (OCT) image to generate an OCT projection image for each of multiple biological layers;
b) extracting from each of the generated OCT projection images a first set of features;
c) extracting a second set of features from an input retinal fundus image;
d) for each respective biological layer, registering the input retinal fundus image to the respective OCT projection image by matching at least some of the second set of features with corresponding ones of the first set of features;
e) repeating elements a) through d) with changes to the input retinal fundus image;
f) modelling how the changes to the input retinal fundus image are manifest at the correspondingly registered projection images;
g) storing in a computer readable memory a program that utilizes the modelling to generate estimated OCT projection images for the multiple biological layers from a given retinal fundus image;
h) using the stored program to generate estimated OCT projection images for the multiple biological layers from a patient's retinal fundus image;
i) extracting from each of the estimated OCT projection images a first set of features;
j) extracting a second set of features from the patient's retinal fundus image;
k) evaluating the first set of features extracted from each of the estimated OCT projection images in combination with the second set of features extracted from the patient's retinal fundus image to predict age related macular degeneration (AMD) in the patient; and
l) outputting an indication of the predicted AMD in the patient for use in diagnosing AMD in the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,098,529

OPTICAL DESIGN OF A LIGHT FIELD OTOSCOPE

Ricoh Company, LTD., Tok...

1. A light field otoscope comprising:an objective lens group for imaging an interior of a human ear, the objective lens group characterized by a pupil plane and an image plane;
a plenoptic sensor comprising a microlens array and a sensor array; and
relay optics positioned between the objective lens group and the plenoptic sensor, the relay optics relaying the image plane to the microlens array and relaying the pupil plane to the sensor array, wherein the relay optics comprises:
a first relay lens group that relays the pupil plane to an intermediate pupil plane; and
a second relay lens group that relays the intermediate pupil plane to the sensor array, the first and second relay lens groups together relaying the image plane to the microlens array, and wherein a filter module is insertable at the intermediate pupil plane.

US Pat. No. 10,098,515

VACUUM CLEANER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A vacuum cleaner, comprising:a main body; and
a suction unit provided in the main body, the suction unit including:
an impeller configured to suck air by rotating about an axis thereof,
a diffuser configured to guide air discharged from the impeller, the diffuser including:
an inner casing having a seating hole with a diameter greater than a diameter of the impeller,
an outer casing having a continuous cylindrical wall and spaced apart from an outer circumference of the inner casing in a radial direction of the inner casing so as to form a path between the inner casing and the outer casing through which the air discharged from the impeller flows, and
a plurality of vanes disposed at the inner casing configured to guide the air discharged from the impeller to the path, the plurality of vanes protruding toward the outer casing to cross at least a part of the path, and
a motor module including a first seating housing to which the impeller is seated thereto, a second seating housing coupled to the first seating housing, and a motor disposed between the first seating housing and the second seating housing,
wherein the plurality of vanes are disposed so that an outermost radial end of each of the plurality of vanes directly contacts the continuous cylindrical wall of the outer casing.

US Pat. No. 10,098,499

GRILLING APPLIANCE WITH LOWER PLATEN POSITION CONTROL

Taylor Commercial Foodser...

1. A grill comprising:a base structure;
an upper platen assembly connected to the base structure, the upper platen assembly including an upper grilling surface;
a lower platen assembly connected to the base structure and including a lower grilling surface; and
a plurality of leveling mechanisms consisting of three leveling mechanisms, each leveling mechanism being mounted to the base structure with a mounting bracket such that a portion of each leveling mechanism is arranged in contact with the lower platen assembly, the plurality of leveling mechanisms being configured to automatically level the lower grilling surface relative to the upper grilling surface, wherein each of the plurality of leveling mechanisms is configured to independently move a portion of the lower grilling surface.

US Pat. No. 10,098,456

BUILT-IN ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE ASSEMBLY AND BUILT-IN FURNITURE UNIT FOR A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. An electrical household appliance (1), suitable for being housed inside a furniture unit (2), said furniture unit (2) comprising a lateral wall defining a lateral surface (4) and a unit door (6) attached to said lateral surface (4) by means of hinges (10a, 10b), said electrical household appliance (1) comprising:a main body (12) defining a space for housing foods or objects, said main body having a side (13);
an appliance door (11) for access to the space and hinged on a side of the appliance door (11) to the side (13) of the main body (12) in such a manner as to rotate between an open position and a closed position, wherein in the closed position, a lateral edge (25) of the appliance door (11) faces a plane containing an outer surface of said side (13) of the main body (12), further wherein the appliance door (11) is provided with attachment elements (26),wherein:said lateral edge is spaced from said plane laterally inward from the outer surface of said side (13) of the main body (12),
between said lateral edge (25) of the appliance door (11) and said plane there is a distance, in a direction normal to said plane, of at least 5 mm, and
said appliance door (11), along said lateral edge (25), has at least one vertical chamfer (22).

US Pat. No. 10,098,414

FOOTWEAR SYSTEM WITH COMPOSITE ORTHOSIS

DIAPEDIA, LLC, State Col...

1. A composite material energy storage and return orthosis for a footwear system, the orthosis comprises first and second components with the first component including a forefoot section and a rearfoot section, the forefoot section having a perimeter support and a plateau which is offset horizontally and vertically from the perimeter support, and where each forefoot and rearfoot section includes a spring element and the spring element of the first component rearfoot section includes the second component having a hollow area filled with air and directed away from a top support of the first component rearfoot section, and the second component is secured to the first component to form the orthosis.

US Pat. No. 10,098,375

FORCED-CONVECTION, STEAM-HEATING OF NUTS WITH PREHEATING

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A method for pasteurizing nuts, comprising:conveying nuts along a conveying path through a preheating chamber;
conveying the nuts preheated in the preheating chamber atop a foraminous conveyor belt advancing along the conveying path through a heating chamber;
wherein the preheating chamber preheats the nuts to a surface temperature low enough below the condensation temperature in the heating chamber to ensure that condensation forms on the nuts in the heating chamber;
forcing a substantially homogeneous gaseous atmosphere formed by mixing air or another gas with steam injected into the heating chamber along a downward forced-convection path through the nuts and the foraminous conveyor belt with a fan to heat outer skins of the nuts through condensation but to limit the amount of condensate enrobing the nuts to prevent the outer skins from blistering;
maintaining atmospheric pressure in the heating chamber;
regulating the injection of the steam into the heating chamber to control the temperature of the gaseous atmosphere in the heating chamber to a heating temperature of greater than 85° C. and less than 99° C. to pasteurize the nuts.

US Pat. No. 10,098,372

WHITENING COMPOSITION AND THE USE THEREOF

INFINITUS (CHINA) COMPANY...

1. A composition having whitening and brightening effects, comprising parts by weight of 1 part to 10 parts of Osmanthus, 0.1 parts to 1 part of Canarium album Raeusch, 10 parts to 50 parts of PUERARIAE LOBATAE RADIX, 10 parts to 20 parts of PLATYCODONIS RADIX, 1 part to 10 parts of GLYCYRRHIZAE RADIX ET RHIZOMA, 1 part to 20 parts of SIRAITIAE FRUCTUS, 1 part to 10 parts of ANGELICAE DAHURICAE RADIX.
US Pat. No. 10,100,026

PROCESS FOR TREATING HOMOSERINE-BASED COMPOUND

CJ Cheiljedang Corporatio...

1. A process for preparing gamma-butyrolactone, a gamma-butyrolactone derivative, furanone, dialkyl succinate, a by-product, or a mixture thereof, comprising:reacting a solution of a homoserine-based compound with NOx (step 1); and
recovering gamma-butyrolactone, a gamma-butyrolactone derivative, furanone, dialkyl succinate, a by-product, or a mixture thereof from the products obtained in step 1 (step 2),
wherein, in step 1, x is any of 1, 1.5, 2, and 3.
US Pat. No. 10,100,284

METHOD FOR INDUCING DIFFERENTIATION OF PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS INTO ENDODERMAL CELLS

TOAGOSEI CO. LTD., Tokyo...

ora partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 having sequentially at least 13 continuous amino acid residues from the #18 proline residue to the #30 leucine residue counting from the N-terminal amino acid residue of this amino acid sequence, or
a partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 having sequentially at least 13 continuous amino acid residues from the #25 leucine residue to the #37 glycine residue counting from the N-terminal amino acid residue of this amino acid sequence, or
a modified amino acid sequence in which one, two or three amino acid residues are conservatively substituted in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 or the partial amino acid sequence thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,100,298

MALTOOLIGOSYL TREHALOSE SYNTHASE MUTANT AND ITS APPLICATION

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A maltooligosyl trehalose synthase mutant, consisting of a mutation compared with the amino acid sequence of a wild-type maltooligosyl trehalose synthase from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, the mutation being selected from a group consisting of: a substitution at position 81, a substitution at position 263, a substitution at position 284, a substitution at position 432, a substitution at position 439, a substitution at position 583, a substitution at position 585, a substitution at position 586, a substitution at position 611, a substitution at position 615, and combinations thereof; wherein a parent amino acid sequence of the wild-type maltooligosyl trehalose synthase is set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; wherein the maltooligosyl trehalose synthase mutant has enzymatic activity more than the wild-type maltooligosyl trehalose synthase.
US Pat. No. 10,100,299

AMYLASES AND GLUCOAMYLASES, NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING THEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM

BASF Enzymes LLC, San Di...

1. A method for making ethanol comprising:(a) providing polypeptide having a glucoamylase activity, wherein the recombinant polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence at least 95%, sequence identity to the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:26;
(b) providing a plant comprising a starch, wherein the plant is a cane sugar, beet, wheat, corn, soybean, potato, rice, barley, or lignocellulosic;
(c) contacting the recombinant polypeptide of (a) with the plant of (b), thereby generating sugars;
(d) fermenting the sugars of (c) to produce ethanol.
US Pat. No. 10,100,602

SELF-PRESSURIZING SOLUBLE ALKALI SILICATE FOR USE IN SEALING SUBTERRANEAN SPACES

BYK USA Inc., Wallingfor...

1. A method for sealing subterranean spaces comprising the step of introducing into a downhole a base fluid containing a soluble alkali silicate, a gas generating additive, a setting agent, water, and solids, whereby the soluble alkali silicate promotes a gas generating reaction wherein the gas generating additive reacts with water to produce a gas, causing the soluble alkali silicate to expand and self-pressurize in a subterranean space, thereby sealing the subterranean space.
US Pat. No. 10,100,347

MAPPING CELL IDENTITY DETERMINANTS IN CHROMATIN

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method for processing DNA fragments, comprising:ligating in a single reaction dN-tailed, cross-linked DNA fragments to four duplex adapters: R1 and R2 recombination adapters and S1 and S2 sequencing adapters, wherein the recombination adapters each contain a site-specific recombinase target site and R1 contains an affinity tag.
US Pat. No. 10,098,821

PROCESS OF MANUFACTURE OF AN ANTIPERSPIRANT COMPOSITION

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A process for manufacture of an antiperspirant composition comprising the reaction of an aqueous solution of aluminium sesquichlorohydrate, water soluble calcium salt and amino acid, at a total anhydrous solids content of from 33 to 60% by weight and at a temperature of at least 65° C., for a period of from 1 to 24 hours, wherein the molar ratio of water soluble calcium salt to aluminium sesquichlorohydrate is at least 1:40 and the molar ratio of amino acid to aluminium sesquichlorohydrate is at least 1:20, the mixture then being subjected to a cooling phase in which it is cooled to less than 25° C. and a dilution phase in which it is diluted to a total anhydrous solids content of less than 25% by weight, the dilution phase being performed within 10 days of cooling phase.
US Pat. No. 10,100,392

ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH ALLOY FOR SEVERE OIL AND GAS ENVIRONMENTS AND METHOD OF PREPARATION

Huntington Alloys Corpora...

1. A high strength, corrosion resistant alloy suitable for use in oil and gas environments, consisting of, in weight %: greater than zero and up to 15% Fe, 18-24% Cr, 5.4 to less than 7% Mo, 0.05-3.0% Cu, 4.0-6.5% Nb, 1.1-2.2% Ti, 0.05-0.7% Al, 0.005-0.040% C, balance Ni plus incidental impurities and deoxidizers, wherein a ratio of Nb/(Ti+Al)=2.5?7.5, wherein the alloy is in an annealed and age hardened condition, and wherein the alloy has a minimum yield strength of 120 ksi.
US Pat. No. 10,098,856

ALTERNATING SYMPATHOMIMETIC THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY AILMENTS

Sovereign Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of reducing side effects associated with the administration of pseudoephedrine in the alleviation of congestion, wherein the method comprises providing one or more first oral dosage units comprising pseudoephedrine and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and one or more second oral dosage units which are different from the one or more first dosage units and comprise phenylephrine and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for alternating ingestion of the first and second dosage units by a subject in need of alleviation of congestion.
US Pat. No. 10,100,403

SURFACE-COATED CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMET...

1. A surface-coated cutting tool comprising: a base material; and a coating formed on a surface of the base material, whereinsaid coating includes a first hard coating layer including crystal grains having a sodium chloride-type crystal structure,
said crystal grain has a layered structure in which a first layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlxTi1?x and a second layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlyTi1?x are stacked alternately into one or more layers,
said first layer each has an atomic ratio x of Al varying in a range of 0.76 or more to less than 1,
said second layer each has an atomic ratio y of Al varying in a range of 0.45 or more to less than 0.76,
a largest value of difference between said atomic ratio x and said atomic ratio y is 0.05?x?y?0.5,
said first layer and said second layer adjacent to each other have a total thickness of 3 to 30 nm,
in said crystal grains, when crystal orientation of each said crystal grain is analyzed in a cross section parallel to a normal direction of the surface of said base material using an electron backscatter diffraction system to determine an angle of intersection between a normal to a (200) plane that is a crystal plane of the crystal grain and a normal to the surface of said base material, said crystal grains having said angle of intersection of 0 to 45 degrees are classified in units of 0 degree to 5 degrees to form nine groups, and a frequency that is the sum of areas of said crystal grains included in each group is calculated, a total of said frequencies of four groups including said crystal grains having said angle of intersection of 0 to 20 degrees is 50% or more and 100% or less of a total of said frequencies of all groups, and
a total of said frequencies of two groups including said crystal grains having said angle of intersection of 10 to 20 degrees is 30% or more and 100% or less of a total of said frequencies of said all groups.
US Pat. No. 10,098,875

METHOD OF TREATMENT FOR MENTAL DISORDERS

SUMITOMO DAINIPPON PHARMA...

1. A method for improving behavior disorder, comprising:administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising, as a sole active ingredient, a therapeutically effective amount of lurasidone or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof to a mammal in need thereof,
wherein the behavior disorder is one or more disorders selected from the group consisting of hyperactivity and severe impulsiveness.
US Pat. No. 10,100,186

SOFT AND TRANSPARENT IMPACT COPOLYMERS

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO), said heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) comprises a matrix (M) being a random propylene copolymer (R-PP) and an elastomeric propylene copolymer (E) dispersed in said matrix (M),wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) has
a) a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 2.0 to 10.0 g/10 min,
b) a xylene cold soluble content (XCS) determined according ISO 16152 (25° C.) in the range of 16.0 to 35.0 wt.-%,
c) a comonomer content in the range of 8.5 to 21.0 mol-%, and
wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO) has at least two glass transition temperatures Tg(1) and Tg(2), the first glass transition temperature Tg(1) relates to the matrix (M) while the second glass transition temperature Tg(2) relates to the dispersed elastomeric propylene copolymer (E), wherein further the second glass transition temperature Tg(2) fulfills the in-equation (I),
Tg(2)>21.0?2.0×C(XCS)  (I)whereinTg(2) is the second glass transition temperature of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO);
C(XCS) is the comonomer content [in mol-%] of the xylene cold soluble fraction (XCS) of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (RAHECO).
US Pat. No. 10,100,191

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION

KAO CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

10. A sheet-like molded article having a relative crystallinity of 80% or more, comprising a polylactic acid resin composition as defined in claim 1.
US Pat. No. 10,100,200

USE OF FEEDSTOCK IN CARBON BLACK PLASMA PROCESS

MONOLITH MATERIALS, INC.,...

1. A method of making carbon black, comprising:cracking a first feedstock with plasma; and
increasing overall throughput of a given grade of the carbon black by replacing at least part of the first feedstock with a second feedstock and cracking the second feedstock with the plasma, wherein increasing the overall throughput further comprises cracking a mixture of the first feedstock, and the second feedstock with the plasma.
US Pat. No. 10,099,456

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPOSITE RADIUS FILLERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for providing a composite radius filler having a length and a transverse dimension extending along a transverse direction that is transverse to the length, the method comprising:providing a resin;
adding a first group of fibers within the resin, the first group of fibers having a first length that is sufficiently large to prevent transverse orientation; and
adding a second group of fibers within the resin, the second group of fibers having a second length that is shorter than the first length, the second length sufficiently small to allow transverse orientation;
applying the composite radius filler as a paste to plural composite structures to form a structural assembly; and
curing the structural assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,104,741

LED DRIVING APPARATUS, LIGHTING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING LED MODULE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus driving an LED module including a first LED array having a first color temperature and a second LED array having a second color temperature different from the first color temperature, the LED driving apparatus comprising:a first output circuit configured to supply a first driving current to the first LED array;
a second output circuit configured to supply a second driving current to the second LED array; and
a controller including a lookup table that includes information about a first control signal corresponding to a first input signal and a second input signal and information about a second control signal corresponding to the first input signal and the second input signal,
wherein the controller is configured to receive the first input signal and the second input signal from the outside of the LED driving apparatus, and to transmit the first control signal to the first output circuit and the second control signal to the second output circuit based on the information provided in the lookup table,
wherein the controller is configured to control the LED module based on the first input signal so that color temperature of the LED module has a value between the first color temperature of the first LED array and the second color temperature of the second LED array, and to control brightness of the LED module based on the second input signal,
wherein the controller is configured to receive signals comprising information about the first color temperature and the second color temperature from the outside of the LED driving apparatus, and to store in the lookup table information about the first control signal and the second control signal corresponding to the first input signal, based on the information about the first color temperature and the second color temperature, and
wherein the controller is configured to select at least one third color temperature having a value between the first color temperature and the second color temperature, and to store in the lookup table a first range, a second range, and a third range of the first input signal respectively corresponding to the first color temperature, the second color temperature, and the at least one third color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,104,631

UNIQUE WORD (UW) BASED MULTIPLE ACCESS SIGNAL ACQUISITION TECHNIQUE

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A communications terminal comprising:an encoder configured to encode a source digital data signal to generate an encoded signal, wherein the source digital data signal comprises a source bit stream;
a scrambler configured to scramble the encoded signal based on a scrambling signature associated with the communications terminal, and to format the scrambled signal into a sequence of data frames, wherein each data frame comprises a data payload that includes a block of the scrambled encoded signal, and a frame header that includes a start of frame (SOF) sequence associated with the scrambling signature;
a modulator configured to modulate the sequence of data frames to generate a transmission signal; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the transmission signal via respective time slots of a random access channel of a wireless communications system; and
wherein the SOF sequence for each frame of the sequence of data frames comprises a one unique word segment that is associated with the communications terminal and is configured as a reference for synchronization by a receiving communications terminal on frame boundaries,
wherein the one unique word segment is associated with the scrambling signature and thereby identifies the scrambling signature to the receiving communications terminal for descrambling the data payload of the data frame, and
wherein the one unique word segment is configured for identification by the receiving communications terminal via a correlation process and thereby facilitates the receiving communications terminal to be able to distinguish the data frame from one or more at least partially overlapping data frames respectively originating from one or more further communications terminals respectively employing one or more unique word segments that are different from the one unique word segment, transmitted via a common time slot of the random access channel.

US Pat. No. 10,104,616

DOWNLINK MULTIPLEXING AND MAC SIGNALING FOR A SYSTEM WITH DEVICES OPERATING WITH AND WITHOUT LOW POWER COMPANION RECEIVERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a first wireless communication device, between transmitting a wake-up paging indicator (WUPI) to a second wireless communication device and a signal to a third wireless communication device based on whether the WUPI is ready to be sent;
transmitting, from the first wireless communication device in response to determining to transmit the WUPI, the WUPI during a first transmission time interval (TTI), the WUPI indicating to the second wireless communication device to wake up and listen for a data signal from the first wireless communication device during a second TTI;
transmitting, from the first wireless communication device to the second wireless communication device, the data signal during the second TTI; and
including both the WUPI and the data signal in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,104,558

JOINT OPTIMIZATION OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK AND A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A head-end unit of a distributed antenna system, comprising:an interface configured to communicate parameters with a joint radio access network-distributed antenna system-self-optimizing network (RAN-DAS-SON) entity, wherein the RAN-DAS-SON entity is configured to jointly optimize a radio access network and the distributed antenna system;
wherein the head-end unit is configured to:
transmit a first set of parameters to the RAN-DAS-SON entity;
receive instructions regarding target parameters from the RAN-DAS-SON entity; and
adjust one or more configuration settings of at least one node of the distributed antenna based on the instructions regarding target parameters from the RAN-DAS-SON entity.

US Pat. No. 10,104,549

NETWORK PROVISIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTION OF ENDPOINTS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A method for provisioning multiple devices, comprising:accepting, via a commissioning device, user-input network credentials of a wireless network;
searching, via the commissioning device, for one or more endpoints unconnected to the wireless network;
verifying, via the commissioning device, ownership of the one or more endpoints to a server;
securely transmitting, via the commissioning device, a network-credential communication that includes the user-input wireless network credentials from the commissioning device to the one or more endpoints in response to an affirmative verification of ownership;
verifying, via the one or more endpoints, the integrity and authenticity of the network-credential communication; and
accessing, via the one or more endpoints, the wireless network based on the wireless network credentials in response to an affirmative verification of the network-credential communication.

US Pat. No. 10,104,529

SENDING SAFETY-CHECK PROMPTS BASED ON USER INTERACTION

Facebook. Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a computing device, detecting that a first set of users associated with an emergency event have posted content related to the emergency event on an online social network;
by the computing device, sending a safety-check prompt to each of one or more users in the first set of users;
by the computing device, determining a current-prompting probability based on one or more engagement metrics of the one or more users in the first set of users; and
by the computing device, sending, in response to determining that the current-prompting probability is above a threshold probability, the safety-check prompt to each of a second set of users, wherein the second set of users comprises more users than the first set of users.

US Pat. No. 10,104,501

PROXIMITY DETECTION

ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS,...

1. A method of alerting a user of a first device to presence of a second device which can interact with the first device, the method comprising:the first device transmitting an ultrasonic probe signal;
the second device transmitting an ultrasonic response signal;
the first device receiving the ultrasonic response signal and determining therefrom whether the first device is within a threshold distance of said second device; and
if said first device is determined to be within said threshold distance of said second device, triggering a notification on the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,104,461

METHOD, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND WIRELESS EARPHONE OF CHOOSING MASTER WIRELESS EARPHONE IN WIRELESS EARPHONE SET

Merry Electronics(Shenzhe...

1. A method of choosing a master wireless earphone in a wireless earphone set, adapted to an electronic apparatus pairing with the wireless earphone set, comprising:transmitting a plurality of first testing signals to a first wireless earphone in the wireless earphone set, and receiving a plurality of first acknowledgment signals, wherein the first acknowledgment signals are returned to the electronic apparatus by the first wireless earphone due to correctly receiving a first part of the first testing signals;
transmitting a plurality of second testing signals to a second wireless earphone in the wireless earphone set, and receiving a plurality of second acknowledgment signals, wherein the second acknowledgment signals are returned to the electronic apparatus by the second wireless earphone due to correctly receiving a second part of the second testing signals;
determining whether a first acknowledgment ratio of the first acknowledgment signals to the first testing signals is higher than a second acknowledgment ratio of the second acknowledgment signals to the second testing signals; and
if yes, choosing the first wireless earphone as a master earphone of the wireless earphone set, and setting the second wireless earphone as a slave wireless earphone of the wireless earphone set; and
if no, choosing the second wireless earphone as the master earphone of the wireless earphone set, and setting the first wireless earphone as the slave earphone of the wireless earphone set.

US Pat. No. 10,104,456

MULTIPOINT, CONTENTIONLESS WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE SWITCH (WSS)

Nistica, Inc., Bridgewat...

1. An optical device, comprising:a plurality of optical input ports configured to receive optical beams each having a plurality of wavelength components;
a plurality of optical output ports;
a wavelength dispersion element for receiving the optical beams and spatially separating each of the optical beams into a plurality of wavelengths components; and
a switching arrangement for receiving the wavelength components of the optical beams and selectively coupling any subset of the plurality of wavelength components of the optical beams to a different one of the optical output ports, provided that wavelength components of optical beams received by two of the input ports cannot be simultaneously coupled to a common one of the output ports.

US Pat. No. 10,104,447

EXTENSIONS TO TRIGGER PARAMETERS TABLE FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A method of a reception apparatus for processing control information, comprising:receiving content from a content source;
displaying the received content on a display;
receiving first control information associated with the received content;
retrieving, by the reception apparatus, an event table using location information included in the first control information, the event table including at least one event associated with one or a combination of an event identifier and a first media time of the received content;
storing the event table in a memory of the reception apparatus; and
determining whether to process the at least one event included in the stored event table based on one or a combination of a protocol version and one or more capabilities defined in the event table.

US Pat. No. 10,104,440

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL TELEVISION OPERATION AND CONTROL INTERFACE PRESENTATION

JAMDEO CANADA, LTD., Ont...

1. A method for control of a digital television including presentation of a control interface, the method comprising:detecting, by a digital television, a first command for presentation of a control interface for the digital television;
presenting, by the digital television, the control interface, wherein the control interface is presented to include
an expanded tab element configured to provide a plurality of selectable elements associated with a category of the expanded tab element, wherein the expanded tab element includes a top portion including a symbol for the category, identification of the category and bottom portion including a plurality of graphical elements for the category, and wherein a highlight element is provided in the expanded configuration for navigation within the expanded tab, and
a plurality of tab elements configured in a horizontal bar configuration on a display of the digital television, the expanded tab element presented within the horizontal bar;
detecting, by the digital television, a second command for the control interface to select one of the plurality of tab elements, wherein the second command moves the highlight element of the expanded tab element to one of the plurality of tab elements in the horizontal bar configuration;
displaying, by the digital television, a menu to personalize the digital television in response to the second command, wherein display of the menu includes accept and decline selections for name entry to receive a user name for settings entered, image for user profile, and wall paper selection for presentation of the control interface; and
updating, by the digital television, presentation of the control interface in response to personalization wherein order of tab elements of the control interface and image data for tab elements is modified based on setup and personalized selections provided, wherein the digital television presents a selected tab element with expanded configuration and provides a plurality of graphical elements, wherein an expanded configuration of the selected tab element is presented to include a top portion including a symbol for the selected tab element, identification of the selected tab element and a bottom portion including a plurality of graphical elements for the selected tab element, wherein the highlight element is provided in the expanded configuration for navigation within the selected tab element.

US Pat. No. 10,104,319

DECORRELATED CHANNEL SAMPLING FOR DIGITAL IMAGING

HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborou...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device that generates a portion of an image from a plurality of columns within a first row by sampling each column during a sampling time corresponding to the column; and
circuitry that offsets sampling times of at least first and second columns within the first row, thereby reducing noise correlation between the first and second columns in the first row, wherein the circuitry includes:
a first charge amplifier associated with the first column; and
a second charge amplifier associated with the second column, wherein the second charge amplifier is different from the first charge amplifier and wherein each of the first charge amplifier and the second charge amplifier has an input with a dedicated, programmable delay line.

US Pat. No. 10,104,308

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus, comprising:an image sensor which has a plurality of output portions and is capable of accumulating a plurality of image signals whose accumulation time periods are different in parallel;
a driver which drives the image sensor to output the plurality of image signals whose accumulation time periods are different from each of the plurality of output portions in parallel, wherein the image signals whose accumulation time periods are different are obtained from pixels arranged within same pixel area of the image sensor; and
a detector which detects presence or absence of a variation in amount of light within one frame image based on a value calculated by integrating an absolute value of a value obtained by subtracting 1 from a result of a division processing on the plurality of image signals whose accumulation time periods are different.

US Pat. No. 10,104,299

ZOOM CONTROL APPARATUS, ZOOM CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor or one circuitry which functions as:
an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a size of an object detected from an image;
a setting unit configured to set a reference size of an object for zoom control; and
a control unit configured to perform the zoom control based on the size of the object indicated by the acquired information and the set reference size,
wherein, in the zoom control, the control unit performs a first control in a case where the reference size is set to a first reference size, and performs a second control in a case where the reference size is set to a second reference size larger than the first reference size,
wherein the first control and the second control are different in zoom speed, and
wherein, in the first control, a zoom speed is updated in such a way as to increase.

US Pat. No. 10,104,290

CAMERA CORES OR SENSORS FOR PRE-DETERMINED SHOCK/VIBRATION LEVELS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A system comprising:a circuit board;
an electrical circuit coupled to the circuit board including:
an electrical component,
a shock detection component attached to the circuit board, and
an electrical conductor coupled to the shock detection component, wherein:
the shock detection component is configured to detach from the circuit board and permanently break contact with the electrical conductor to disable the electrical circuit in response to a force above a threshold force level and/or profile applied to the shock detection component such that the electrical component is rendered permanently inoperable.

US Pat. No. 10,104,207

AUTOMATIC PROTOCOL DISCOVERY

Kirio, Inc., Lynnwood, W...

1. A method comprising:operating a controller on a remote control transceiver to collect an unknown signal from a remote controlled device and writing the unknown signal to temporary memory as an unknown signal log file;
applying a message structure discovery process comprising:
applying a decoding matrix to the unknown signal log file to decode a message structure;
parsing the message structure into a plurality of protocol attributes and constructing a known protocol;
configuring the remote control transceiver with the known protocol and a remote controlled device state to transmit a state-change command to the remote controlled device;
receiving an updated remote controlled device state and generating a semantic classification for the message structure from the updated remote controlled device state; and
applying the semantic classification to the controller to generate a final remote control transceiver configuration; and
mapping the final remote control transceiver configuration to the remote controlled device to pre-configure the remote control transceiver to transmit and receive commands from the remote controlled device.

US Pat. No. 10,104,194

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING LOADING TIME OF WEB PAGES

CLOUDFLARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method for reducing loading time of a web page, comprising;transmitting, by a web browser of a client device, a first request for a first web page to a server;
receiving, by the web browser from the server, a first response that includes a first version of the requested first web page, and wherein the first version of the first web page includes code or reference to code for a client-side script that is configured to, when executed by the web browser, control subsequent requests of the web browser for web pages of a same domain as the first web page;
storing, by the web browser, a first portion of the first version of the first web page in cache that is available to the client-side script, wherein the first portion of the first version of the first web page is not the entire first version of the first web page;
responsive to dispatching a second request for a second web page of the same domain as the first web page to the client-side script, performing the following, wherein the second request is subsequent to the first request:
returning, by the client-side script from the cache, the first portion of the first version of the first web page, wherein the first portion of the first version of the first web page includes a set of one or more references to a set of one or more other web resources,
transmitting a third request for the second web page to the server,
transmitting, by the web browser, a set of one or more requests for the set of one or more references to the set of one or more other web resources, wherein the set of requests for the set of references to the set of other web resources is transmitted prior to receiving a second response that includes a first version of the second web page,
in response to transmission of the third request for the second web page to the server, receiving from the server the second response that includes the first version of the second web page;
responsive to determining that a second portion of the first version of the second web page that corresponds with the first portion of the first version of the first web page matches the first portion of the first version of the first web page,
modifying the first version of the second web page by removing the second portion, and
returning the modified first version of the second web page to be rendered by the web browser.

US Pat. No. 10,104,177

DISTRIBUTED GATEWAYS WITH CENTRALIZED DATA CENTER FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE (HTS) SPOT BEAM NETWORK

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:establishing a first Layer-3 connection between a plurality of terminals and one or more distributed gateways (GWs) over a satellite network;
establishing a second Layer-3 connection between the one or more distributed GWs and a data center over a backhaul network;
establishing an external connection between the data center and external networks;
enabling communication between the plurality of terminals and the external networks along the first Layer-3 connection, the second Layer-3 connection, and the external connection;
managing, by a network management system, access to the external networks by the plurality of terminals; and
inspecting all traffic between the plurality of terminals and the external networks using a deep packet inspection (DPI) unit within the data center.

US Pat. No. 10,104,174

REUSABLE MULTIMODAL APPLICATION

Gula Consulting Limited L...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first computing device, data indicative of input information from a second computing device via a communications network, the input information resulting from an input received by the second computing device while executing an application in a first mode of communication;
generating, by the first computing device, synchronized information by synchronizing the input information with a second mode of communication; and
transmitting, by the first computing device, the synchronized information to the second computing device,
wherein the first mode of communication or the second mode of communication comprises a voice mode of communication, and wherein the synchronized information facilitates the second computing device switching from the first mode of communication to the second mode of communication and providing the synchronized information for verification or modification in the second mode of communication.

US Pat. No. 10,104,164

AGGREGATING PLUG-IN REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED CLIENT PERFORMANCE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing systems of a social-networking system:receiving, from a client system, a single request comprising:
one or more requests to retrieve one or more respective content items from the social-networking system, each request being associated with a position in a webpage, and
for each request, a set of parameters associated with the request, each set of parameters associated with the requested content item;
in response to receiving the single request, rendering the requested content items one-by-one, wherein each content item is rendered based on the associated set of parameters; and
by one or more computing systems of the social-networking system, transmitting one or more responses to the client system, wherein:
each response comprises the rendered content item and the associated position in the webpage, and
each response is transmitted in response to the associated content item being rendered.

US Pat. No. 10,104,154

DETECTING CARRIERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by a mobile-client system:sending, to a computing server, a request for a multimedia object;
receiving, from the computing server, in response to the request, a query for SIM-card information associated with the mobile-client system;
in response to the query, executing an application on the mobile-client system to access a SIM card of the mobile-client system and retrieve SIM-card information from the SIM card;
sending, to the computing server, the retrieved SIM-card information responsive to the query; and
receiving, from the computing server, a multimedia object responsive to the request, wherein the multimedia object is customized based on the retrieved SIM-card information.

US Pat. No. 10,104,112

RATING THREAT SUBMITTER

Entit Software, LLC, San...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, if executed by at least one processor of a computing system, cause the computing system to:receive information about a threat observable from a threat submitter device via a network, wherein the threat observable is detected by the threat submitter device;
provide threat data about the threat observable to a plurality of participant devices in a threat exchange system;
receive usage information from at least one participant device of the plurality of participant devices about the threat data, the usage information generated by rules-based automation of the at least one participant device and indicating a usage of the threat data by the at least one participant device; and
update, by a rating engine, a rating of the threat submitter device based on the received usage information generated by the rules-based automation of the at least one participant device.

US Pat. No. 10,104,104

SECURITY ALERTING SYSTEM WITH NETWORK BLOCKADE POLICY BASED ON ALERT TRANSMISSION ACTIVITY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

7. A server apparatus that is part of a network for processing an alert message from a Security Alerting System executing on a host indicating a potential compromise of a protected resource, the server apparatus comprising:a memory; and
at least one hardware device, coupled to the memory, operative to implement the following steps:
determine if a number of buffer contents comprising said alert messages received from said host within a predefined time interval satisfies a predefined criteria, wherein said alert messages are generated by said Security Alerting System, wherein said number comprises only valid buffer contents received from said host;
determining whether said received buffer content comprises a replayed buffer content;
trigger, by said server, in response to said number of buffer contents comprising said alert messages received from said host within said predefined time interval failing to satisfy said predefined criteria, a blocking of access of said host to services of said network except for communications of said Security Alerting System executing on said host with said server; and
restore said blocked access of said host to said network when a valid buffer content is received from said host.

US Pat. No. 10,104,080

SELECTIVE CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY IN A SOCIAL NETWORK

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a processor, one or more content items provided via an interface from a user of a social networking service;
receiving, by the processor, a selection of a privacy setting to be associated with each of the content items from the user provided via the interface, the privacy setting identifying a group of one or more other users of the social networking service allowed to view each of the content items;
providing each of the content items in an electronic communication channel of the social networking service for viewing to one of a group of one or more other users of the social networking service according to the privacy setting selected by the user for each of the content items, the electronic communication channel presenting a series of content items including each of the content items and at least one other content item posted by another user;
receiving a modification to the privacy setting of a particular content item from the user after the particular content item has been provided in the electronic communication channel, wherein the modification after the particular content item has been provided produces a modified group of other users;
receiving a comment to the particular content item from a particular user in the modified group of other users, wherein the particular content item is provided to the particular user with an indicator indicating that the particular content item has a modified privacy setting;
associating the comment with the modified privacy settings; and responsive to associating the comment with the modified privacy settings, providing at least one user in the modified group with access to the comment.

US Pat. No. 10,104,068

SERVICE PROVIDER INVOCATION

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a user device, a request to authenticate the user device to a remote service, the request comprising verification information;
authenticating the user device for accessing the remote service, wherein authenticating the user device comprises sending authentication information to the user device based on the received verification information;
receiving a request from the user device to renew the authentication information;
determining that the user device is eligible for receiving renewed authentication information based on determining that less than a threshold period of time has passed between authenticating the user device for accessing the remote service and receiving the request from the user device to renew the authentication information; and
based on the determination that the user device is eligible to receive renewed authentication information, providing renewed authentication information to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,104,057

USER AUTHENTICATION OF APPLICATIONS ON THIRD-PARTY DEVICES VIA USER DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a first computing device, receiving, from a user device, an access token granting only a specific software application executing on a specific computing device permission to access specific information associated with an online social network user, wherein the access token is associated with an application identifier, a device identifier, and a set of permission rules, and wherein the user device is associated with the online social network user;
by the first computing device, storing the access token on the first computing device;
by the first computing device, receiving a request for the access token stored on the first computing device, wherein the request was sent from a software application executing on a second computing device;
by the first computing device, verifying that the software application executing on the second computing device is the same as the specific software application and the second computing device is the same as the specific computing device for which the access token was generated; and
by the first computing device, sending, in response to receiving a positive verification, the access token to the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,104,033

METHOD FOR SENDING MESSAGE, METHOD FOR READING AND NOTIFYING MESSAGE, METHOD FOR RECEIVING MESSAGE, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for sending a message, the method comprising:sending, by a first terminal to a second terminal, a first message, wherein the first message comprises first message content, a second terminal number, and a first message number used to identify the first message;
updating, by the first terminal, a status of the first message to a delivered status;
displaying, by the first terminal, the delivered status of the first message;
receiving, by the first terminal, a first feedback message from a server, wherein the first feedback message comprises the second terminal number and the first message number;
updating, by the first terminal, the status of the first message to a read status according to the first feedback message;
displaying, by the first terminal, the read status of the first message;
sending, by the first terminal to the second terminal, a second message, wherein the second message comprises second message content, the second terminal number, and a second message number used to identify the second message;
updating, by the first terminal, a status of the second message to a delivered status;
displaying, by the first terminal, the delivered status of the second message;
receiving, by the first terminal, a second feedback message from the server, wherein the second feedback message comprises the second terminal number and the second message number;
updating, by the first terminal, the status of the second message to a read status according to the second feedback message;
displaying, by the first terminal, the read status of the second message, while the status of the first message is not displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,104,032

PRESENTING COMMERCIAL OFFERS TO MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES BASED ON ACTIVITY OF MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE USERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a server, data specifying criteria for presentation of a commercial offer;
receiving, from a mobile computing device, activity information submitted by a user of the mobile computing device specifying:
1) an activity,
2) a self-declared location for the activity, and
3) a time period when the user of the mobile computing device will be at the location engaging in the activity, the activity information including an activity type of a plurality of activity types for the activity;
determining that the received activity information from the mobile computing device satisfies one or more of the criteria for presentation of the commercial offer by comparing the received activity information to the received data specifying the criteria of the commercial offer; and
communicating the commercial offer to the mobile computing device for presentation to the user responsive to determining that the received information from the mobile computing device specifying the activity, a location for the activity, and a time period when the user will be engaging in the activity satisfies the one or more of the criteria for presentation of the commercial offer.

US Pat. No. 10,103,961

COLLECTING CLIENT-SIDE APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MONITORING INFORMATION

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a server-side HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) proxy server, a first request initiated by a client computing device, the first request specifying an electronic document;
responsive to determining that the electronic document is missing from a file cache, identifying, based on a load balancing scheme, an HTTP server and requesting the electronic document from the HTTP server;
generating, based on a template file, a code implementing a second request for loading a static object residing on the server-side HTTP proxy server, the second request comprising an application performance monitoring (APM) parameter of an application being executed by the client computing device, wherein the APM parameter is represented by one of: an amount of data transferred by the application, a number of requests issued by the application within a given time period, a processor usage level at the client computing device, an amount of memory available to the application, a server response time measured by the application, or a number of errors received in response to requests transmitted by the application;
inserting the code into the electronic document;
transmitting the electronic document to the client computing device;
responsive to receiving, from the client computing device, a third request for loading the static object identified by the code, transmitting to an APM system a message comprising at least part of the third request and the value of the APM parameter specified by the third request; and
creating a log record comprising at least part of the third request.

US Pat. No. 10,103,956

VIRTUAL MACHINE PROCESSOR AND MEMORY RESOURCE COORDINATOR

Virtual Instruments Corpo...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving virtual machine utilization data per unit time in a time window for at least two virtual machines, the at least two virtual machines in a first configuration on at least two servers in a server cluster;
determining a CPU utilization metric and a memory utilization metric for each of the at least two virtual machines in the first configuration, wherein the CPU utilization metric comprises a prime utilization of CPU utilization, wherein the prime utilization comprises a mean utilization per unit time within the time window plus one standard deviation of utilization for each corresponding unit time;
simulating a second configuration of the at least two virtual machines on the at least two servers in the server cluster, wherein the second configuration comprises a movement of not more than a predetermined number of the at least two virtual machines between the at least two servers in the cluster;
determining a CPU utilization metric and a memory utilization metric for the at least two virtual machines corresponding to the simulated second configuration, wherein the memory utilization metric comprises a prime utilization of memory utilization;
determining, by a processing device, a first net utilization metric based on a first combination of the CPU utilization metric and the memory utilization metric for each of the at least two servers of the first configuration and determining a second net utilization metric based on a second combination of the CPU utilization metric and the memory utilization metric for each of the at least two servers of the simulated second configuration, wherein configurable weighting values are applied to the CPU utilization metric and the memory utilization metric in the first and second combinations to determine the first and second net utilization metrics;
comparing the first net utilization metric to the second net utilization metric; and
responsive to the second net utilization metric having a lower value that the first net utilization metric, reconfiguring the at least two virtual machines on the at least two servers according to the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,103,953

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING ENTITY PERFORMANCE

Palantir Technologies Inc...

1. A system comprising:a memory device configured to store a set of instructions for facilitating a displaying of an aggregate in at least near-real-time in a user interface, the facilitating including reducing an amount of processing time and an amount of resources required to perform the displaying of the aggregate by incrementally updating the aggregate instead of using a batch process to create an additional aggregate; and
one or more processors configured to execute the set of instructions, the executing of the set of instructions causing the system to, at least:
acquire a data stream of payment card and transaction data from a first source, the data stream of the payment card and transaction data comprising a first-data stream;
store a first set of data in a data structure, the first set of data taken from the first data stream, the first set of data including at least a portion of the payment card and transaction data;
produce the aggregate from the first set of data by running a query on the data structure;
acquire a data stream of interaction data from a second source, the data stream of the interaction data comprising a second data stream;
perform the incremental updating of the aggregate, the incremental updating including creating a modified data structure based on the data structure, the modified data structure including a second set of data into the aggregate, the second set of data taken from the second data stream and including at least a subset of the interaction data; and
based on the incremental updating of the aggregate, run the query on the modified data structure and modify the user interface in at least near-real time to include at least some of the second set of data as it is acquired from the second data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,103,948

COMPUTING DEVICES FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

Ivanti, Inc., South Jord...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor of a management server; and
a memory operatively coupled to the processor, the processor configured to:
generate a graphic that encodes information associated with the management server, the information including at least one of an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the management server or a uniform resource locator (URL) of the management server;
provide the graphic to a compute device such that the compute device extracts the information from the graphic to associate the compute device with the management server;
receive a response from the compute device in response to the compute device extracting the information from the graphic, the response including a request associated with a device setting; and
associate, based on the response, the compute device with at least one computing policy that changes the device setting of the compute device.

US Pat. No. 10,103,946

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR JMS INTEGRATION IN A MULTITENANT APPLICATION SERVER ENVIRONMENT

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for integrating a Java Message Service (JMS) application programming interface (API) in a multitenant application server environment, comprising:one or more computers, including an application server environment executing thereon, together with a plurality of deployable resources which can be used within a domain of the application server environment, and
a plurality of partitions, wherein each partition provides an administrative and runtime subdivision of the domain that can be associated with a tenant, and wherein each partition includes a data source declared for use by applications deployed to the partition;
a directory service API configured to allow a client to look up data and objects via a name-space associated with each partition of the plurality of partitions;
a foreign JMS server within a partition from the plurality of partitions which maps resources including JMS connection factories and JMS destinations hosted remotely from the partition into a name-space associated with the partition, so that bridges and applications can access the resources by looking up names of the resources in the directory service API via the name-space associated with the partition;
wherein the foreign JMS server automatically decorates configuration and deployment MBean names with the partition name; and
wherein the foreign JMS server is usable to customize configurable attributes for the partition via overrides containing property key values; and
a database associated with the partition and isolated from others of the plurality of partitions;
wherein a name for a data source identified by the directory service API is configured in the foreign JMS server to enable a client to connect with the database associated with the partition via a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API connection provided by the data source.

US Pat. No. 10,103,945

SERVER SIDE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK QUALITY OF SERVICE

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A content delivery network monitoring method comprising:obtaining content request performance metrics from a content server of a content delivery network (CDN), the performance metrics related to performance for fulfilling a content request from a client device by the content server;
storing the obtained content request performance metrics in a database;
receiving enrichment information comprising network connection information;
enriching the performance metrics by correlating received enrichment information corresponding to the fulfilled content request with the performance metrics, wherein correlating the received enrichment information corresponding to the fulfilled content request with the performance metrics is based at least on an identification of the client device; and
isolating an external network performance issue from a CDN performance issue based at least on the enriched performance metrics related to the performance for fulfilling the content request by the content server.

US Pat. No. 10,103,934

SETTING A REMINDER THAT IS TRIGGERED BY A TARGET USER DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server, a request from a first device to set up a reminder that is triggered by a second device entering or exiting a geofence surrounding a location, the request including data specifying how long the reminder will remain in effect on the second device before it expires;
determining, by the server, that a user-selectable permission setting on the second device indicates that permission is granted to share the location of the second device upon triggering of the reminder; and
transmitting, by the server, an instruction to the second device to set up the reminder on the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,103,913

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK ROUTING IN SMALL-WORLD NETWORK-ON-CHIP DEVICES

Washington State Universi...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a plurality of processing cores; and
a plurality of switches connected to the plurality of processing cores;
wherein at least two switches of the plurality of switches include non-coherent on-off keying (OOK) wireless transceivers for establishing a wireless communication link between the at least two switches; and
wherein each of the non-coherent OOK wireless transceivers comprises a receiver having a wideband low-noise amplifier, an envelope detector for non-coherent demodulation, and a baseband amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,103,912

PHASED INFORMATION PULSE METHOD AND APPARATUS

4. In a network having a transmit end including a bit/reference converter and a receive end, the bit/reference converter comprising:means at the transmit end for mapping digitized binary data having eight binary bit positions of zeros and ones to multi-state data having four bit positions of zero, one, two, and three including:
a phase generator configured to generate a base reference pulse of the four bit positions; and
a pulse phasor coupled to the phase generator, said pulse phasor configured to shift the base reference pulse into one of four states representing each of the four bit positions in a phased pulse; and
means at the receive end for converting the phased four bit position pulse to a binary output by reversing the process of converting the phased pulse back to the eight binary bit positions of zeros and ones.

US Pat. No. 10,103,906

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTENUATING INTERFERENCE OR CANCELLING INTERFERENCE IN FILTER BANK MULTICARRIER SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for attenuating interference of a signal received in a receiver of a filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) system, the method comprising:separately extracting data and a reference signal in a received FBMC symbol;
obtaining a diagonal element channel of a desired symbol through a channel estimation from the extracted reference signal;
generating an interference channel matrix of a non-diagonal component of the desired symbol, a diagonal component of an interference symbol, and a non-diagonal component of the interference symbol using a channel estimated diagonal component;
reconfiguring to a banded channel matrix using the interference channel matrix; and
attenuating the interference contained in the extracted data using reconfigured banded channel matrix information and filter information of a transmitter of the filter bank multicarrier system.

US Pat. No. 10,103,902

AUTO-DISCOVERY OF REPLICATION NODE AND REMOTE VTEPS IN VXLANS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

9. A method comprising:receiving, by a network switch in a virtual extensible local area network (VXLAN) from a router that includes a replication node for broadcast, unidentified unicast and multicast (BUM) traffic, a first advertisement including an address of the replication node and at least one virtual network identifier (VNI) range associated with the replication node, wherein the at least one VNI range specifies at least a starting VNI and an ending VNI;
upon receiving the first advertisement, sending, by the network switch to one or more VXLAN tunnel endpoints (VTEPs) connected to the network switch in the VXLAN, a second advertisement including the address of the replication node and the at least one VNI range associated with the replication node; and
upon registration of at least one of the one or more VTEPs with the router and construction of a distribution tree in the VXLAN, forwarding, by the network switch, BUM traffic received from the replication node of the router toward the one or more VTEPs.

US Pat. No. 10,103,896

METHOD AND DEVICE OF A POLICY CONTROL AND CHARGING (PCC) SYSTEM IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network element in a Policy Control and Charging (PCC) system in a communication network, the method comprising:establishing a first Internet Protocol Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) session with a first Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) in the PCC system, the first PCEF being associated with a first Public Data Network (PDN) connection between a Multi-Path Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) capable radio device and an MPTCP proxy;
establishing a second IP-CAN session with a second PCEF in the PCC system, the second PCEF being associated with a second PDN connection between the radio device and the MPTCP proxy;
establishing a third IP-CAN session with a third PCEF in the PCC system, the third PCEF being associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) connection between the MPTCP proxy and a PDN, the IP connection being configured for carrying data from both the first PDN connection and the second PDN connection; and
establishing a fourth IP-CAN session with a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) in the PCC system.

US Pat. No. 10,103,891

METHOD OF GENERATING A DENIABLE ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS VIA PASSWORD ENTRY

CYPH, INC., Dover, DE (U...

1. A method, comprising:generating a deniability key;
downloading an encrypted blob from a server, wherein the encrypted blob includes a server-stored symmetric key and is encrypted with a user password;
decrypting the encrypted blob with a locally-stored symmetric key and the user password; and
creating an encrypted blob comprising a remote wipe user password and transmitting the encrypted blob to the server,
wherein the server:
encrypts a message using the server-stored symmetric key before transmitting the message to an intended recipient decrypts a received message,
wherein the deniability key encrypts a deniable message before transmitting the deniable message to an intended recipient,
Wherein the message and the deniable message are transmitted in a random order to the intended recipient, and
wherein the server decrypts the encrypted blob with an inverse of a reversible operation of the user password and overwrites the user password with the remote wipe user password.

US Pat. No. 10,103,874

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MIMETIC MESSAGING SETTINGS SELECTION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A processor-implemented method, comprising:detecting, with a processor, an outgoing message;
determining, with the processor, that the outgoing message is related to a previously received message by identifying at least a portion of message content in common or comprising a message thread between the outgoing message and the previously received message;
determining, with the processor, one or more messaging settings associated with at least one message characteristic of the previously received message; and
selecting, with the processor, a messaging setting based on the one or more messaging settings associated with the at least one message characteristic of the previously received message to control a message characteristic of the outgoing message, wherein the selecting the messaging setting comprises:
determining whether the outgoing message is a reply message to the previously received message or a forward message to the previously received message;
if the outgoing message is the reply message to the previously received message, selecting a first message setting in response to determining that the outgoing message is the reply message to the previously received message; and
if the outgoing message is the forward message to the previously received message, selecting a second message setting in response to determining that the outgoing message is the forward message to the previously received message, wherein the first message setting and the second message setting are different.

US Pat. No. 10,103,871

CODEWORD SYNCHRONIZATION FOR FIBER CHANNEL PROTOCOL

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of codeword synchronization in a transmission over a network, comprising:identifying a codeword boundary by detecting known patterns in a bit codeword in the transmission; and
sampling bit data from a fiber channel (FC) link, wherein the bit data is used to detect the known patterns for all candidate positions in the bit codeword,
wherein each bit codeword has 20 transmission words and each transmission word has 257-bits.

US Pat. No. 10,103,864

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING DATA USING PLURALITY OF CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first node, the method comprises:transmitting, to a terminal, a message for configuring a first bearer with a second node;
receiving a first packet;
generating a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU), from the first packet, with a PDCP header by a first PDCP entity of the first node; and
transmitting the PDCP PDU to the second node using the first bearer based on a GPRS Tunnel Protocol (GTP), the first bearer being configured for transmitting downlink data between the first PDCP entity of the first node and a radio link control (RLC) entity of the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,103,813

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN AERIALLY MOVED PAYLOAD

CABLECAM, LLC, Fort Wort...

1. A system for transmitting data, images, and audio to and from an aerially moved payload, the system comprising:one or more media converters for converting coax signals to fiber signals;
at least two wave division multiplexers, one for combining two or more distinct fiber signals into a single fiber signal and one for de-multiplexing the two or more combined fiber signals back into two distinct fiber signals;
at least one line along which one or more of data, images, and audio may be transmitted to and from the aerially moved payload, the at least one line for transmitting one or more of data, images and audio to and from the aerially moved payload being operatively associated with one or more lines used to maneuver the aerially moved payload.

US Pat. No. 10,103,810

SIGNBOARD APPARATUS AND SIGNBOARD SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A signboard apparatus comprising:a plurality of light panel apparatuses arranged two-dimensionally, and each having a transmission function and a light-emitting face for visible light communication;
a control apparatus that performs, with respect to two light panel apparatuses that are adjacent among the plurality of light panel apparatuses, exclusive control of the transmission function, the exclusive control being control for causing one of the two light panel apparatuses to transmit an optical signal for the visible light communication, and causing the other of the two light panel apparatuses not to transmit any optical signal for the visible light communication by remaining lighted;
an invitation display capable of displaying text messages and disposed on a surface of a layout of the plurality of light panel apparatuses and having an icon or a guidance message conveying an invitation to receive the visible light communication; and
a plurality of the invitation displays, wherein the plurality of the invitation displays are disposed between the plurality of light panel apparatuses, at approximately equal intervals,
wherein the plurality of light panel apparatuses are arranged as a collective signboard.

US Pat. No. 10,103,809

WAVELENGTH TUNABLE LIGHT SOURCE, AND OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER USING THE SAME

FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENT...

1. A wavelength tunable light source comprising:a light source,
a wavelength monitor circuit configured to receive light emitted from the light source, and
a processor that controls the light source based upon an output value of the wavelength monitor circuit,
wherein the wavelength monitor circuit has a wavelength filter with a periodic transmission spectrum, and three photo detectors connected to outputs of the wavelength filter, and
wherein the processor is configured to calculate a ratio of photo-detection normalized with two of three quantities of light received at the three photo detectors and control electric current input to the light source such that a calculated ratio of photo-detection approaches a target ratio at a designated wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,103,803

GROUND TERMINAL AND GATEWAY BEAM POINTING TOWARD AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) FOR NETWORK ACCESS

Bridgewest Finance LLC, ...

1. A communications system for operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) apparatus, the communications system comprising:a UAV apparatus comprising a UAV radio apparatus configured to:
steer one or more UAV beams toward a specific location on a ground location; and
receive one or more terminal antenna beams from the ground location; and
a ground terminal comprising a ground antenna apparatus configured to:
form the one or more terminal antenna beams; and
steer the one or more terminal antenna beams toward the UAV apparatus;
wherein the ground antenna apparatus is configured to form the one or more terminal antenna beams within a two-dimensional target area proximate to the UAV apparatus, the two-dimensional target area comprising a plurality of search bins each having a substantially equal area.

US Pat. No. 10,103,796

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SELECTIVELY RESPONDING TO WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wireless communication unit to allocate at least one association beamforming training (A-BFT) period, to receive a first Sector Sweep (SSW) transmission from a first responder device during a first A-BFT period, to transmit to said first responder device a SSW feedback transmission in response to said first SSW transmission, and to set a first responder filtering period extending over one or more successive A-BFT periods, wherein said wireless communication unit is to ignore one or more SSW transmissions from said first responder device during said first responder filtering period, the wireless communication unit is to receive a second SSW transmission from a second responder device during a second A-BFT period, and to set a second responder filtering period, said second A-BFT period is successive to said first A-BFT period, and a beginning time of said second responder filtering period is later than a beginning time of said first responder filtering period, said wireless communication unit is to align an end time of said second responder filtering period with an end time of said first responder filtering period.

US Pat. No. 10,103,794

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PARAMETERS AND CONDITIONS FOR LINE OF SIGHT MIMO COMMUNICATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving reference signals at a receiving device from a transmitting device;
measuring a channel matrix based on the reference signals;
extracting, based on the channel matrix, at least two of a first line of sight channel parameter, a second line of sight channel parameter, and a third line of sight channel parameter,
where the first line of sight channel parameter is based on transmitting device antenna element spacing,
where the second line of sight channel parameter is based on a product of the transmitting device antenna element spacing and a receiving device antenna element spacing, and
where the third line of sight channel parameter is based on the receiving device antenna element spacing; and
transmitting the at least two line of sight channel parameters to the transmitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,103,784

CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS TAGS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of presenting data read and/or derived from a near field communication (NFC)-capable device performed by a processor of a handheld wireless communication device, the handheld wireless communication device comprising an NFC subsystem, a wireless communication subsystem, a persistent memory and a display each coupled to the processor, the method comprising:reading first data from the NFC-capable device using the NFC subsystem;
storing the first data read from the NFC-capable device in the persistent memory;
extracting a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) identifying a location of second data associated with the first data;
retrieving the second data from a server associated with the URL using the wireless communication subsystem;
storing the second data retrieved from the server in the persistent memory;
automatically determining a display category for displaying the first data and second data based on a combination of a type and content of the first data read from the NFC-capable device and a type and content of the second data retrieved from the server;
automatically determining a presentation schema based on the display category, wherein the presentation schema defines a layout and/or appearance of any text, graphical, audio, video, or other elements to be displayed; and
displaying the second data and at least some of the first data in accordance with the determined presentation schema on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,103,757

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETECT LO LEAKAGE AND IMAGE REJECTION USING A SINGLE TRANSISTOR

TensorCom, Inc.

1. An apparatus configured to mix a first signal with a second signal, comprising:a plurality of circuit elements coupled in series, forming a series signal path;
one of said plurality of circuit elements having an input node and an output node coupled within said series signal path;
a gate of a transistor connected to said input node;
a source of said transistor connected to said output node; and
a drain of said transistor coupled to a resultant node, wherein said transistor mixes said first signal at said input node with said second signal at said output node to generate a mixed signal between said first signal and said second signal at said resultant node.

US Pat. No. 10,103,715

METHOD OF LAYING OUT A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE BASED ON SWITCHING ACTIVITY AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PRODUCED THEREBY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A layout method of a semiconductor device, the method comprising:arranging in the semiconductor device a flip-flop which is configured to receive a clock through a clock line, to receive an input signal through an input line, and to output an output signal through an output line; and
rearranging the flip-flop to a location in the semiconductor device based on a length of the clock line, a number of times the clock is toggled per reference time, a length of the input line, a length of the output line, and at least one of: a number of times that the input signal is toggled per the reference time, and a number of times that the output signal is toggled per the reference time.

US Pat. No. 10,103,711

CONSTANT IMPEDANCE SWITCH

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. A device comprising:a switch comprising a plurality of variable impedances configured to dynamically manage switch impedance during a first switching event by stepping a variable impedance in the plurality of variable impedances through an impedance sequence that changes the variable impedance a plurality of times to a plurality of different discrete impedance values during the first switching event to maintain the switch impedance during the first switching event, where the first switching event comprises a single state transition of the switch from a first state to a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,103,706

TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A transmission and reception device, comprising:an antenna duplexer that outputs, to an antenna terminal, a high-frequency signal that has been input through a transmission signal input terminal and outputs, to a reception signal output terminal, a high-frequency signal that has been input through the antenna terminal, the antenna duplexer comprising a first inductor and a second inductor coupled to each other via a first terminal of the first inductor and a first terminal of the second inductor, and a capacitor connected between a first terminal and a second terminal of the reception signal output terminal;
a load adjustment circuit connected to the antenna duplexer, the load adjustment circuit including a variable circuit element; and
a control circuit that detects a variation in an impedance of an antenna connected to the antenna terminal, and controls a value of the variable circuit element in the load adjustment circuit,
wherein a second terminal of the first inductor is connected to the antenna terminal and to the first terminal of the reception signal output terminal, and
wherein a second terminal of the second inductor is connected to the second terminal of the reception signal output terminal and to the load adjustment circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,103,661

WIND POWER PLANT AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING THEREOF

1. A wind power plant, the wind power plant comprising:at least two wind turbines; and
a power plant controller arranged to provide a coordinated handling of a temporary over-voltage (TOV) event at a wind power plant level, wherein the power plant controller is configured to:
detect whether a grid voltage exceeds a predefined threshold voltage value;
when a TOV event is detected corresponding to the grid voltage exceeding the predefined threshold voltage value, send respective reactive power references to the at least two wind turbines based on the TOV event, thereby causing each of the at least two wind turbines to reduce a respective reactive power output; and
after determining that reducing the respective reactive power outputs does not lower the grid voltage below the predefined threshold voltage value, send respective active power references to the at least two wind turbines to increase the reactive power absorbed by the at least two wind turbines.

US Pat. No. 10,103,653

PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTER AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A piezoelectric energy harvester comprising:a cover frame;
a mass provided in the cover frame; and
at least one piezoelectric transducer provided between an inner wall of the cover frame and the mass and configured to generate electrical energy by being deformed according to a relative movement between the cover frame and the mass,
wherein the at least one piezoelectric transducer includes a first end fixed on the inner wall of the cover frame and a second end that is not fixed such that the second end is freely movable with respect to the mass.

US Pat. No. 10,103,648

ENERGY HARVESTER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An energy harvester comprising:a first friction member; and
a second friction member arranged to face the first friction member and configured to generate electrical energy by causing friction with the first friction member,
wherein at least one selected from the first friction member and the second friction member comprises a pyroelectric material configured to convert frictional heat generated due to friction of the first and second friction members into electrical energy.

US Pat. No. 10,103,645

POWER CONVERTER

TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNO...

1. A power converter comprising:three clusters in which unit cells are cascade-connected; and
power supplies of the same kind, a first end of each power supply connected to a first end of an associated cluster of the three clusters, wherein
a delta connection is formed by connecting a second end of each cluster to a second end of power supply associated with another cluster, and
three connection portions of the delta connection are configured to be connected to respective phases of a three-phase alternating current (AC) system for power conversion to be performed between the power supplies and the three-phase AC system.

US Pat. No. 10,103,633

SWITCHING CONVERTER WITH POWER LEVEL SELECTION

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A switching converter comprising:a first power switch coupled to a second power switch via a switching node;
an inductor coupled to the switching node; and
a clamp circuit comprising a third power switch coupled in parallel to the first power switch;
the switching converter being adapted to disable the first power switch and to enable control of the third power switch upon identifying that the switching converter provides a low level of power;
wherein the third power switch comprises a power transistor having a first terminal coupled to a ground, a second terminal coupled to the switching node; and a third terminal coupled to a capacitor; wherein the first terminal is a gate terminal; and
the clamp circuit comprising a control switch coupled in parallel between the first terminal and the second terminal of the third power switch, and a resistor coupled in parallel between the first terminal and the third terminal of the third power switch.

US Pat. No. 10,103,628

SWITCHLESS CAPACITIVE HIGH VOLTAGE SENSING

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

14. A method of sensing a current flowing through a pass device of a voltage converter, wherein the pass device is switchable between a conducting state and a non-conducting state, and wherein the voltage converter further comprises:a node for providing an indication of the current flowing through the pass device;
a capacitive element, wherein a first terminal of the capacitive element is coupled to a terminal of the pass device and a second terminal of the capacitive element is connected to said node;
a first switching element connected between the first terminal of the capacitive element and ground; and
a second switching element connected between the second terminal of the capacitive element and ground,
the method comprising the steps of:
controlling the first and second switching elements such that said node is isolated from the terminal of the pass device through the capacitive element while the pass device is in the non-conducting state; and
controlling the first and second switching elements such and the voltage at the terminal of the pass device is applied to said node during a first period of time for which the pass device is in the conducting state.

US Pat. No. 10,103,620

SIBO BOOST CONVERTER AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

BravoTek Electronics Co.,...

1. A SIBO (Single Inductor Bipolar Output) boost converter including:a controller;
an inductor, coupled to an input and the controller;
a plurality of switches, coupled to the inductor and the controller; and
a plurality of capacitors, coupled to the switches,
wherein
in a first phase, an inductor current flows from the input to ground through the inductor and a first switch of the switches to energize the inductor;
in one of second and third phases, the inductor releases energy stored thereof and the inductor current flows from the inductor to ground via a second switch of the switches and a first capacitor of the capacitors to charge the first capacitor of the capacitors and to produce a first positive output on the first capacitor;
in the other one of the second and the third phases, the inductor is energized by the input and the inductor current flows from the inductor to a third capacitor of the capacitors through two third switches of the switches to charge the third capacitor and to produce a second positive output on the third capacitor;
in the first phase and/or in the one of second and third phases, the third capacitor is discharged through two fourth switches of the switches to charge a second capacitor of the capacitors to produce a negative output on the second capacitor; and
timing for producing the second positive output is non-overlapped with timing for producing the negative output, the first positive output and the negative output are fed back to the controller, and the controller controls the switches based on the first positive output and the negative output.

US Pat. No. 10,103,612

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATED IRON CORE

MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC., F...

1. A method of manufacturing a laminated iron core, the method comprising:extruding resin from a plurality of plungers toward a plurality of through holes extending from an upper surface to a lower surface of a laminated body formed of a plurality of electromagnetic steel plates to fill the plurality of through holes with the resin, wherein
the plurality of plungers are mutually independent and an extrusion amount of the resin is controlled for each plunger,
providing a corresponding driving rod that extends in a direction substantially orthogonal to a corresponding plunger among the plurality of plungers, and
pushing the corresponding plunger in one of an upward and downward direction via the corresponding driving rod such that the extrusion amount of the resin by the corresponding plunger is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,103,607

ROTATION ANGLE DETECTOR, ROTARY ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND ELEVATOR HOISTING MACHINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotation angle detector, comprising:a detecting stator including a detecting stator core, a plurality of excitation coils, a plurality of first output coils, and a plurality of second output coils, which are provided respectively on the detecting stator core; and
a detecting rotor including a plurality of salient poles arranged in a circumferential direction of the rotor and configured to rotate with respect to the detecting stator while the salient poles face the detecting stator in a radial direction of the rotor; wherein
the first output coils and the second output coils are output coils of mutually different phases;
the detecting stator core includes a plurality of teeth arranged in the circumferential direction;
the excitation coils are respectively wound about the teeth;
the first output coils and the second output coils are wound about mutually different teeth so that winding of output coils of the same phase is avoided in two teeth that are mutually adjacent in the circumferential direction;
a number of pole pairs of the excitation coils is set to M, which is an integer no less than 1;
a number of salient poles is set to N, which is an integer no less than 1; and
when a reference state is a state wherein the plurality of first output coils include at least a first output coil having the number of windings of Ai, which is an integer no less than 1, and a first output coil having the number of windings of Aj, which is an integer no less than 0 that is smaller than Ai, and wherein the plurality of second output coils include at least a second output coil having the number of windings of Bk, which is an integer no less than 1, and a second output coil having the number of windings of Bm, which is an integer no less than 0 that is smaller than Bk, and moreover wherein a spatial distribution of the numbers of windings of the first output coils and the second output coils is obtained by a sum of a function expressed by a sine wave of spatial order |M±N| and a function expressed by a sine wave of spatial order |M?|M±N? having an amplitude equal to an amplitude of the sine wave of spatial order |M±N|, and when a is the integer no less than 1 and b is the integer no less than 1, then
at least one configuration is provided from among:
a configuration in which the numbers of windings of the first and second output coils are respectively the same numbers of windings as in the reference state, with the exception that the first output coils are wound by increasing or decreasing the number of windings by a such that the number of windings is not set to a number less than or equal to 0 without changing relative magnitudes of the number of windings on the teeth wherein the number of windings is Ai and the number of windings on the teeth wherein the number of windings is Aj, in the teeth wherein the first output coils having the number of windings of Ai or Aj are wound in the reference state; and
a configuration in which the numbers of windings of the first and second output coils are respectively the same numbers of windings as in the reference state, with the exception that the second output coils are wound by increasing or decreasing the number of windings by b such that the number of windings is not set to a number less than or equal to 0 without changing relative magnitudes of the number of windings on the teeth wherein the number of windings is Bk and the number of windings on the teeth wherein the number of windings is Bm in the teeth wherein the second output coils having the number of windings of Bk or Bm are wound in the reference state.

US Pat. No. 10,103,593

LINEAR MOTOR

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TEC...

1. A linear motor, comprising:a tubular body having an inner peripheral surface;
a rod that penetrates the tubular body in an axial direction, the linear motor being configured to displace the tubular body and the rod relative to each other in the axial direction, the linear motor further comprising:
a plurality of teeth including 12n+1 teeth, where n is a positive integer, arranged in the axial direction so as to project from the inner peripheral surface of the tubular body;
12n slots respectively formed between adjacent teeth of the plurality of teeth;
12n coils respectively disposed in the slots; and
a plurality of permanent magnets held in the rod so as to be arranged in the axial direction,
wherein the respective coils are formed by being wound around an axis of the rod in an identical direction, and
wherein the number of permanent magnets positioned in the tubular body is set to 8n.

US Pat. No. 10,103,591

GENERATOR AND IMPROVED COIL THEREFOR HAVING ELECTRODYNAMIC PROPERTIES

1. A generator or motor coil for a rotating electrical machine having at least one magnet external to said coil, said coil comprising a winding of a plurality of turns of insulation-covered wire creating a coil magnetic field, said wire having a length, a gauge and a total DC resistance substantially proportional to the ratio of said length and said gauge, a DC current being conducted according to said total DC resistance,wherein;
said rotating electrical machine has a rotational speed
an EMF is produced along said wire, said EMF determined by said coil magnetic field and varying in time according to
an AC cycle, a frequency of said AC cycle being proportional to said rotational speed
said EMF varies according to proximity between said coil magnetic field and said at least one external magnet and wherein there exists a “top dead center” point at which said coil magnetic field is in closest proximity to a pole of said at least one external magnet;
an inductive current exists along said wire, said inductive current being proportional to the ratio of said EMF and an inductive reactance of said coil and reaching a minimum just prior to said “top dead center” point
a capacitive current exists along said wire, at least a portion of which is of a “parasitic” nature, conducting through said insulation and among at least a portion of said plurality of turns of wire, said capacitive current being proportional to the ratio of said EMF and a capacitive reactance of said coil and said capacitive current reaching a maximum just prior to said “top dead center” point;
wherein the improvement comprises:
the length of said wire is selected; and the gauge of said wire is selected to determine a DC resistance of said wire such that
the maximum of said capacitive current is greater than the sum of said DC current and the minimum of said inductive current; and
wherein the improvement further comprises that said DC resistance is not made so great as to significantly increase Joule heating.

US Pat. No. 10,103,575

POWER INTERCHANGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND POWER INTERCHANGE MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A BALANCE BETWEEN POWER SUPPLY AND DEMAND

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power interchange management system which manages power interchange, the power interchange management system comprising:a communication unit;
a storage unit; and
a computing unit that is coupled to the communication unit and the storage unit,
wherein the communication unit is coupled, via a communication network, to a plurality of power interchange apparatuses, each of which manages electrical equipment and controls a power supply-demand state of said managed electrical equipment, and
wherein the respective power interchange apparatuses are electrically coupled pairwise to one another via a plurality of system power supply lines, each system power supply line coupling a pair of power interchange apparatuses,
wherein the prescribed conditions comprise a condition related to control power,
wherein the condition related to control power indicates that, among the plurality of prescribed power interchange apparatuses included in the group, a first power interchange apparatus on a power transmitting side in the group has power for power transmission control necessary for transmitting power and, at the same time, a second power interchange apparatus on a power receiving side in the group has power for power reception control necessary for receiving power and
wherein the computing unit is configured to execute a prescribed computer program to:
acquire prescribed information from each power interchange apparatus via the communication unit;
store each piece of acquired prescribed information in the storage unit; and
create a group for interchanging power by selecting a plurality of prescribed power interchange apparatuses from the respective power interchange apparatuses based on the prescribed information stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,103,561

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power supply system comprising:a first battery;
a second battery;
an output electric circuit configured to perform voltage conversion bidirectionally with either one or both of the first battery and the second battery, the output electric circuit including a first electric circuit and a second electric circuit, the second electric circuit having a potential lower than a potential of the first electric circuit;
a first switching element, a second switching element, and a third switching element provided in series with each other from the first electric circuit toward the second electric circuit, the first battery being provided in parallel with the second switching element, the second battery being provided in parallel with a series connection between the second switching element and the third switching element;
a first system main relay configured such that the first battery is connected in parallel with the second switching element via the first system main relay;
a second system main relay configured such that the second battery is connected in parallel with the series connection between the second switching element and the third switching element via the second system main relay; and
a controlling portion configured to perform ON-OFF controls on the first switching element, the second switching element, the third switching element, the first system main relay and the second system main relay, wherein
the controlling portion is configured to, at a time of an ON fault of the first switching element, turn off the second system main relay and execute a first failsafe mode by performing ON-OFF controls on the second switching element and the third switching element,
the controlling portion is configured to step up a voltage of the first battery in the first failsafe mode.

US Pat. No. 10,103,557

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SYSTEM

1. A combination handheld mobile radio device and rechargeable battery system, comprising:the handheld mobile radio device being portable and configured to wirelessly communicate with a second mobile radio device via a synchronized radio frequency channel; and
the rechargeable battery system operably associated with and configured to provide electrical energy to the handheld mobile device, the rechargeable battery system having:
a battery having a body with a partial hollow cavity;
a signal light associated with the battery;
a surface treatment secured to a back surface of the body, the surface treatment configured to increase frictional gripping between the body and a user's hand;
a power port conductively coupled to the battery and carried within the partial hollow cavity; and
a terminal conductively coupled to the battery and carried on an outside surface of the body;
wherein the power port is configured to receive a power cord to recharge the battery via an internal charger associated with the power port;
wherein the terminal is configured to engage with a docking station to recharge the battery; and
wherein the signal light is configured to provide notice when the battery is charged.

US Pat. No. 10,103,550

AGGREGATED AND OPTIMIZED VIRTUAL POWER PLANT CONTROL

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of aggregated virtual power plant (VPP) control, the method comprising:receiving, at a VPP controller server of a VPP, one or more control variable values from a previous time interval for a plurality of control variables, the plurality of control variables being related to energy production and energy loads of devices that are electrically coupled to an electrical grid and communicatively coupled to the VPP controller server;
inputting, at the VPP controller server, the control variable values into an objective algorithm, the objective algorithm being configured to increase a contribution of renewable energy production to serve a demand and integration of energy source devices communicatively coupled to the VPP controller server and to reduce energy generation and integration of energy produced by a utility;
executing, by the VPP controller server, the objective algorithm, the executing the objective algorithm includes adjusting energy loads and energy production of one or more prosumers of the VPP, adjusting an energy amount supplied from a supply side of the VPP for one or more time intervals, and adjusting curtailment of the energy loads in the prosumers based on an adjusted energy supplied from the supply side of the VPP and adjusted energy loads and energy production of the one or more prosumers, the adjusting curtailment of the energy loads in the prosumers includes generating a set of curtailment amounts of loads for each of the prosumers and for each time interval (Al(t)), determining whether a total demand that is not covered by the renewable resource is smaller than a DR capacity, and in response to the total demand being smaller than the DR capacity, conducting a prosumer selection based on one or more or a combination of: participation likelihood of each prosumer for past DR events, curtailment capacity and estimation, a number of available and occupied resources, and a benefits and costs analysis;
based on the objective function, generating, at the VPP controller server, a VPP demand response (DR) event schedule that includes a charge/discharge schedule of one or more energy source devices and a charge/discharge schedule for one or more energy load devices; and
communicating in real time, by the VPP controller server, the VPP DR event schedule to one or more VPP client servers, the VPP DR event schedule including control signals that are configured to affect an operating condition of one or more of the devices that are controlled by the VPP client servers.

US Pat. No. 10,103,540

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSION DEVICES WITH ACTIVE CONTROL

General Electric Company,...

1. A transient voltage suppression (TVS) device comprising:a first layer of wide band gap semiconductor material formed of a first conductivity type material;
a second layer of wide band gap semiconductor material formed of a second conductivity type material over at least a portion of the first layer;
a third layer of wide band gap semiconductor material formed of the first conductivity type material over at least a portion of the second layer; and
a conductive path electrically coupled between said second layer and an electrical connection to a circuit external to the TVS device, said conductive path configured to permit controlling a turning on of the TVS device at less than a breakdown voltage of the TVS device.

US Pat. No. 10,103,522

METHOD FOR REMOTE INSTALLATION OR REMOVAL OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS

1. A method for installing or removing circuit breakers using a remote racking tool with a remote pendant station, the method comprising:providing a racking tool having a motor and a spring loaded engagement lever latch having a handle thereon;
aligning a rotatable shaft of the motor with a circuit breaker;
moving the racking tool toward the circuit breaker to engage a drive coupler with the circuit breaker, the drive coupler configured to engage the circuit breaker;
connecting the drive coupler to the rotatable shaft;
rotating the spring loaded engagement lever latch with the handle to secure the racking tool to the circuit breaker to prevent movement between the circuit breaker and the racking tool; and
controlling the motor with the remote pendant station.

US Pat. No. 10,103,518

HIGH RELIABILITY ETCHED-FACET PHOTONIC DEVICES

MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION...

1. A packaged photonic device, comprising:a substrate;
a semiconductor structure on said substrate, said semiconductor structure comprising:
an active layer; and
etched end facets and etched side walls defining all side surfaces of said semiconductor structure comprising said active layer, wherein said side surfaces are formed on a first portion of said semiconductor structure including said active layer, and wherein a second portion of said semiconductor structure extends laterally beyond each of said side surfaces;
a protective layer of a combination of a dielectric material and an electrically conductive material covering all surfaces of said semiconductor structure including:
a single continuous layer of a dielectric material directly covering said etched end facets and each of said etched side walls and a first portion of a top surface of said semiconductor structure above said active layer, wherein said active layer extends to said etched end facets and each of said etched side walls, and wherein said single continuous layer of dielectric material directly covers said active layer at said etched end facets and each of said etched side walls to seal said etched end facets and each of said etched side walls; and
a single continuous layer of an electrically conductive material directly covering a remaining portion of said top surface of said semiconductor structure only above said active layer, wherein said single continuous layer of electrically conductive material directly overlaps said single continuous layer of dielectric material to seal said top surface of said semiconductor structure;
a package containing at least said substrate, said semiconductor structure, and said protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,103,508

ELECTRON INJECTOR AND FREE ELECTRON LASER

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A photocathode comprising:a substrate in which a cavity is formed; and
a film of material disposed on the substrate, wherein the film of material comprises an electron emitting surface configured to emit electrons when illuminated by a beam of radiation at an impact region, wherein the impact region is configured to receive ions during operation of the photocathode,
wherein the electron emitting surface is on an opposite side of the film of material from the cavity,
wherein the cavity is substantially aligned with the impact region, and
wherein the cavity is configured to reduce effects of ion collisions with the photocathode.

US Pat. No. 10,103,505

CABLE WITH CONNECTORS

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A cable with connectors comprising:a plurality of electric wires arranged in parallel; and
a first connector and a second connector provided at each end of the plurality of electric wires, respectively,
wherein the first connector comprises a first substrate accommodated therein and a connector plug connected to the first substrate,
wherein the second connector comprises a second substrate accommodated therein and a connector plug connected to the second substrate,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate have a plurality of first contact points arranged at one end-side thereof and to be connected with the plurality of electric wires, respectively,
wherein the plurality of first contact points is arranged so that the plurality of first contact points provided on the first substrate and the plurality of first contact points provided on the second substrate are respectively arranged in an order so as to be mirror-symmetric with the plurality of electric wires being interposed therebetween,
wherein the first substrate and the second substrate have a plurality of second contact points arranged at the other end-side thereof and to be connected with a plurality of contact pins provided for the connector plugs, respectively,
wherein the plurality of first contact points and the plurality of second contact points are coupled therebetween by an electric circuit,
wherein when the first substrate and the second substrate are seen from sides opposite to sides to which the plurality of electric wires is to be connected, the plurality of second contact points is arranged so that the plurality of second contact points of the first substrate and the plurality of second contact points of the second substrate are respectively arranged in the same order,
wherein the plurality of electric wires comprises high-speed differential signal wires configured to transmit and receive a high-speed differential signal and single-ended signal wires configured to transmit and receive a single-ended signal,
wherein the single-ended signal wires are connected to a part of the first contact points, which are arranged on a surface of the first substrate and on a surface of the second substrate, and the high-speed differential signal wires are connected to the rest of the first contact points arranged on the other surface of the first substrate and on the other surface of the second substrate, and
wherein the high-speed differential signal wires are connected to only one surface of the first substrate and only one surface of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,103,473

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS TO WHICH ONE OR A PLURALITY OF CHILD UNITS ARE CONNECTED

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a plurality of openings formed in a face of the electronic apparatus;
a plurality of parent unit connectors to each of which a child unit connector of a child unit among a plurality of child units is to be connected, wherein each parent unit connector among the plurality of parent unit connectors is located in a corresponding opening among the plurality of openings;
a plurality of cutaway portions formed in an upper edge portion of the electronic apparatus, wherein the plurality of cutaway portions are distinct from the plurality of openings;
a plurality of connector covers respectively covering the plurality of parent unit connectors, each connector cover among the plurality of connector covers having one end portion extending into an inside of a corresponding cutaway portion among the plurality of cutaway portions; and
a plurality of pivoting mechanisms each configured to cause a corresponding connector cover among the plurality of connector covers to pivot in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the child unit connector of a child unit among the plurality of child units is to be connected to a parent unit connector among the plurality of parent unit connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,103,461

CONNECTION DEVICE AND TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A connection device comprising:a plurality of substrates which are arranged overlapping with one another at predetermined intervals, wherein the plurality of substrates comprise electrodes provided on respective opposing surfaces thereof;
a connection member comprising:
a main body section that is fixed to any one of the plurality of substrates; and
a plurality of contact sections that are provided on the main body section and arranged among the plurality of substrates so as to respectively come in contact with the electrodes;
a conductive member which is connected to a power source in a state of being in contact with the main body section of the connection member;
a screw member which fixes the plurality of substrates and the main body section of the connection member with the plurality of substrates and the main body section of the connection member being overlapped with each other,
wherein the plurality of substrates comprise a first substrate and a second substrate,
wherein the connection device comprises a spacer member arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the spacer member is provided with an opening section wherein the plurality of contact sections are arranged,
wherein the electrodes are respectively provided on opposing surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate positioned in an area corresponding to the opening section,
wherein the main body section of the connection member comprises:
a main body attachment section which is arranged in the spacer member;
an extension section which extends toward an area between the second substrate and the first substrate from the main body attachment section; and
a holding section which is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate in a manner to extend substantially parallel to the first substrate and the second substrate from the extension section, and comprises the plurality of contact sections, and
wherein the conductive member arranged on a lower surface of the second substrate and the main body attachment section are co-fastened and fixed by the screw member in a state of being overlapped.

US Pat. No. 10,103,453

CABLE CONNECTOR, CARRIER MODULE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

TOPCONN ELECTRONIC (KUNSH...

1. A cable connector, comprising:a circuit board having a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer, and a grounding layer arranged between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, wherein two opposite outer surfaces of the circuit board are defined as a first surface and a second surface, the circuit board has at least one hole formed on the first surface, and the circuit board has at least one conductive extension arranged in the hole and connected to the grounding layer;
a plurality of conductive cables, each comprising:
a metallic wire having an exposed segment and an embedded segment;
an isolation layer covering the embedded segment; and
a metallic shielding layer covering the isolation layer, wherein the exposed segment is arranged out of the isolation layer and the metallic shielding layer,
wherein the conductive cables are positioned on the first surface of the circuit board, and the exposed segments of the conductive cables are fixed on the first surface of the circuit board; and
a grounding bar, comprising:
a base portion abutting against the metallic shielding layers of the conductive cables, and the metallic shielding layers are electrically connected to each other via the base portion; and
at least one conductive portion connected to the base portion and inserted into the hole of the circuit board, wherein the conductive portion is connected to the conductive extension, so the grounding bar is configured to electrically connect the metallic shielding layers of the conductive cables and the grounding layer of the circuit board,
wherein the base portion of the grounding bar includes a beam and a plurality of positioning arms connected to the beam, the conductive portion is connected to the beam, and the positioning arms are respectively connected to the metallic shielding layers.

US Pat. No. 10,103,450

INTEGRATION OF AREA EFFICIENT ANTENNAS FOR PHASED ARRAY OR WAFER SCALE ARRAY ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A package structure, comprising:an antenna package, comprising:
a glass wafer comprising a first surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface;
a plurality of planar antenna elements patterned on the first surface of the glass wafer forming an array of antenna radiating elements;
a ground plane formed on the second surface of the glass wafer; and
a plurality of antenna feed lines formed through the glass wafer from the first surface to the second surface, wherein the antenna feed lines are connected to corresponding ones of the planar antenna elements patterned on the first surface of the glass wafer;
a semiconductor wafer bonded to the second surface of the glass wafer, the semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) chips;
an electrical interface comprising electrical connections to connect the RFIC chips to the antenna feed lines of the planar antenna elements, wherein the electrical interface comprises micro via joints, wherein the micro via joints are integrally formed within a BEOL (back end of line) structure of each of the RFIC chips, and wherein the micro via joints provide electrical connections between wiring of the BEOL structure and metallization on the second surface of the glass substrate; and
wherein the semiconductor wafer is bonded to the ground plane on the second surface of the glass substrate of the antenna package using a layer of adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 10,103,433

PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA WITH IMPROVED GAIN AT HIGH ZENITH ANGLES

Maxtena, Inc., Rockville...

1. A phased array antenna for use in an earth terminal of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication system, the phased array antenna comprising:a set of antenna elements, each antenna element being a quadrifilar helical antenna;
the antenna elements being located on a plane and spaced from each other by a distance of from 0.4? to 0.45?, where ? is a wavelength corresponding to an operating frequency of the phased array antenna;
each antenna element comprising a set of four filaments including a first filament, a second filament, a third filament and a fourth filament which wind in helical fashion about an element centerline and each filament having a helical pitch angle ? of between 62° and 84°.

US Pat. No. 10,103,431

PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA CALIBRATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:identifying clusters of antenna elements of a phased array antenna, the phased array antenna connected to a manifold configured to route signals between a manifold root and manifold terminals along corresponding signal paths, each manifold terminal connected to a corresponding transceiver of a respective antenna element of the phased array antenna, the manifold root having a root gain and a root phase;
for each cluster of antenna elements:
identifying a reference antenna element of the cluster of antenna elements;
identifying pairs of calibration antenna elements of the cluster of antenna elements, each pair of calibration antenna elements distinct from the reference antenna element and each pair of calibration antenna elements located equidistantly from the reference antenna element; and
for each pair of calibration antenna elements, executing, by data processing hardware, a calibration routine configured to determine a calibration adjustment for each antenna element of the pair of calibration antenna elements based on the reference antenna element, the calibration adjustment comprising:
a gain adjustment to equalize an element gain of the corresponding antenna element to the root gain of the manifold root; and
a phase adjustment to equalize an element phase of the corresponding antenna element to the root phase of the manifold root;
determining, by the data processing hardware, a leveling adjustment for each antenna element of the phased array antenna, the leveling adjustment comprising a gain-code and a phase-code based on an optimization of the calibration adjustment for the corresponding antenna element within the corresponding clusters of antenna elements; and
adjusting, by the data processing hardware, the element gain and the element phase of each antenna element of the phased array antenna based on the corresponding leveling adjustment to equalize a transmission gain and a transmission phase of each signal path of the phased array antenna,
wherein the reference antenna element is a transmitter antenna element and the pairs of calibration antenna elements are pairs of receiver antenna elements, and wherein the calibration routine comprises:
for each pair of receiver antenna elements:
transmitting a reference signal from the transmitter antenna element;
receiving the reference signal at the receiver antenna elements, the received reference signal at each receiver antenna element having a corresponding receive gain and a corresponding receive phase;
determining, by data processing hardware, the gain adjustments to equalize the respective element gains of each receiver antenna element to the root gain of the manifold root based on the receive gains; and
determining, by the data processing hardware, the phase adjustments to equalize the respective element phases of each receiver antenna element to the root phase of the manifold root based on the receive phases.

US Pat. No. 10,103,419

WAVEGUIDE COMPRISED OF A SOLID DIELECTRIC WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY FIRST AND SECOND POWER SUPPLYING LINES AND FIRST AND SECOND SLIDABLE CONDUCTORS

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

1. A waveguide comprising:a solid dielectric having first and second opposite ends and first, second, third and fourth surfaces, wherein each surface extends in a longitudinal direction from the first end to the second end, the first, second, third and fourth surfaces defining a rectangular cross-section of the solid dielectric, the first and third surfaces being positioned opposite one another, the second and fourth surfaces being positioned opposite one another;
first and second power supplying lines, the first power supplying line extending in the longitudinal direction along the first surface of the solid dielectric, the second power supplying line extending in the longitudinal direction along the third surface of the solid dielectric; and
first and second external conductors, the first external conductor extending in the longitudinal direction along the second surface of the solid dielectric, the second external conductor extending in the longitudinal direction along the fourth surface of the solid dielectric,
whereby the first, second, third and fourth surfaces of the solid dielectric are surrounded by the first and second power supplying lines and the first and second external conductors respectively,
wherein the second and fourth surfaces of the solid dielectric are slidably in close contact with the first and second external conductors, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,103,417

WAVEGUIDE HINGE

1. An apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a first member;
a second member;
a first radio-frequency (RF) waveguide portion located within the first member; and
a second RF waveguide portion located within the second member, wherein:
the first member and the second member are rotatably coupled with one another relative to a rotational axis, thereby forming a hinge, and are transitionable between a first relative rotational configuration and a second relative rotational configuration,
in the first relative rotational configuration, the first RF waveguide portion and the second RF waveguide portion are aligned with one another to form a substantially continuous first waveguide through the first member and the second member, and
in the second relative rotational configuration, the first RF waveguide portion and the second RF waveguide portion are not aligned with one another to form the substantially continuous first waveguide through the first member and the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,103,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER GENERATION WITH A CLOSED-LOOP PHOTOCATALYTIC SOLAR DEVICE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A photocatalytic power generation system comprising a solar housing, a photoanode, an electrolyte membrane, a cathode, an oxygen diffusion membrane, and an external power generation circuit, wherein:the solar housing comprises an input window transparent to photoanode activating radiation;
the solar housing comprises an anode side and a cathode side;
the photoanode is positioned within the solar housing at the anode side and is electrically coupled to the external power generation circuit;
the cathode is positioned within the solar housing at the cathode side and is electrically coupled to the external power generation circuit;
the electrolyte membrane is positioned between and electrochemically engaged with the photoanode and the cathode forming a photocatalytic cell;
the solar housing comprises a closed-loop water chamber having an anode side flow channel positioned at the anode side and a cathode side flow channel positioned at the cathode side;
the solar housing comprises a recombined water channel extending from the anode side flow channel to the cathode side flow channel;
the solar housing comprises an oxygen transport channel extending from the anode side flow channel to the cathode side flow channel; and
the oxygen diffusion membrane is positioned between the anode side flow channel and the oxygen transport channel and is structurally configured to inhibit recombined water generated at the cathode from flowing from the cathode side flow channel to the anode side flow channel along the oxygen transport channel and permit recombined water generated at the cathode from flowing from the cathode side flow channel to the anode side flow channel along the recombined water channel.