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. 10,103,595

STATOR HAVING INSULATOR WITH YARN PASSAGE PORTION, MOTOR HAVING THE STATOR, AND COMPRESSOR

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A stator having a central axis, the stator comprising:a core having a plurality of teeth radially inwardly extending toward the central axis;
an insulator placed on an end surface of the core;
a plurality of coil windings, the coil windings each wound around one of the teeth;
outgoing lines extending from both ends of each of the coil windings; and
a yarn securing the outgoing lines to the insulator,
the insulator having
an outer wall surrounding the central axis and erected in such a way as to upwardly extend from the end surface,
a plurality of teeth cover portions radially inwardly extending from the outer wall toward the central axis, and
a plurality of inner walls, the inner walls each being erected at an end portion of each of the teeth cover portions,
the coil windings being placed between the outer wall and corresponding inner walls,
a passage portion radially extending and being formed in at least one of the teeth cover portions to pass the yarn,
the yarn being wound radially around the outer wall and the inner walls, and
the passage portion being spaced from the coil windings.

US Pat. No. 10,103,588

PERMANENT MAGNET-EMBEDDED ELECTRIC MOTOR, COMPRESSOR, AND REFRIGERATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An interior permanent magnet motor, comprising:a stator; and
a rotor rotatably arranged so as to be opposed to the stator,
wherein the rotor comprises a rotor core having a plurality of straight magnet receiving holes,
wherein a plurality of permanent magnets are received in each of the straight magnet receiving holes,
wherein a plurality of slits are formed in the rotor core at a part between an outer peripheral surface of the rotor and an outer-side defining line of the each of the straight magnet receiving holes,
wherein one or more space portions are formed between the plurality of permanent magnets in a state of being inserted into the each of the straight magnet receiving holes, and
wherein the one or more space portions are opposed to any one of the plurality of slits in a direction parallel to a magnetic pole center line,
wherein each of the straight magnet receiving holes include a pair of protruding portions formed on opposite ends of an inner-side defining line of a respective straight magnet receiving hole, and
wherein each of the straight magnet receiving holes includes a pair of recesses, which are recessed toward an inner side of the rotor in the radial direction, at portions on a magnetic pole center side in a circumferential direction with respect to the pair of protruding portions.

US Pat. No. 10,103,554

THIN FILM COIL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A thin film coil, comprising:a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, and formed of an insulating layer;
a first coil strand disposed on the first surface of the substrate, and including a spiral pattern and a lead-out pattern, the lead-out pattern having an end disposed inside the spiral pattern to be led out from the end, outwardly of the spiral pattern;
a second coil strand disposed on the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second coil strand overlaps and is insulated from the spiral pattern in a portion away from the lead-out pattern; and
a plurality of detour vias electrically connecting the first coil strand and the second coil strand to each other, while penetrating through the substrate in a position adjacent to the lead out pattern,
wherein windings of the spiral pattern are spaced apart from each other on the first surface and electrically maintained across the lead-out pattern by the second coil strand through at least one of the plurality of detour vias.

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. 10,103,503

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A mounting assembly for an electronic device associated with a machine, the mounting assembly comprising:a housing, of the electronic device, including an interior space adapted to receive one or more components of the electronic device, the housing further including an external enclosure defined by walls of the housing;
a housing printed circuit board coupled to the housing, the housing printed circuit board having a first row of pins and a second row of pins; and
a harness for allowing interface between the electronic device and the machine, the harness configured to be connected to the housing in a first orientation or a second orientation,
wherein the first orientation is substantially in perpendicular to the second orientation,
the harness comprising:
a cable;
a connecting member provided at one end of the cable, the connecting member adapted to be received within the external enclosure of the housing; and
a harness printed circuit board having a first row of pins and a second row of pins,
wherein a plurality of pins, of the first row of pins, of the harness printed circuit board are inactive in each of the first orientation and the second orientation, the harness printed circuit board being configured to connect with the housing printed circuit board,
wherein, in the first orientation, the first row of pins of the housing printed circuit board is connected to the first row of pins of the harness printed circuit board and the second row of pins of the housing printed circuit board is connected to the second row of pins of the harness printed circuit board,
 wherein, in the first orientation, only pins of a plurality of pins, of the first row of pins, of the housing printed circuit board establish a connection with corresponding two pins of a plurality of pins of the first row of pins of the harness printed circuit board, and
wherein, in the second orientation, the first row of pins of the housing printed circuit board is connected to the second row of pins of the harness printed circuit board and the second row of pins of the housing printed circuit board is connected to the first row of pins of the harness printed circuit board,
 wherein, in the second orientation, two pins of a plurality of pins, of the second row of pins, of the housing printed circuit board establish a connection with corresponding two pins of a plurality of pins, of the first row of pins of the harness printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,103,494

CONNECTOR SYSTEM IMPEDANCE MATCHING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a universal serial bus type-C connector comprising a first plurality of contacts to convey a first plurality of signals and a second plurality of contacts to convey a second plurality of signals, each of the first plurality of contacts and each of the second plurality of contacts having a first area,
the first plurality of contacts each having a first layer comprising a first material, the first layer over the first area, and a second layer over the first layer and comprising a second material, the second layer over the first area, and
the second plurality of contacts each having a first layer comprising the first material, the first layer over the first area, and a second layer over the first layer and comprising the second material, wherein the second layer is absent from the first area,
wherein the first material has a high permeability, a low impedance at low frequencies, and a high impedance at high frequencies, and
wherein the second material has a low permeability, a low impedance at low frequencies, and a low impedance at high frequencies, wherein the permeability of the first material is higher than the permeability of the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,103,471

REVERSIBLE CONNECTOR INTERFACE

International Business Ma...

1. A reversible plug connector connectable to a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector having a receptacle housing and a fixed receptacle insulator extending within the receptacle housing, the fixed receptacle insulator including two or more receptacle contacts on one of surfaces of the fixed receptacle insulator, the reversible plug connector comprising:a plug having an insulative plug housing and a plurality of housing contacts disposed on an upper inner surface of the plug housing and on a lower inner surface of the plug housing;
a moveable plug insulator disposed within the plug housing, the moveable plug insulator having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface with a plurality of metallic conductors exposed on both the upper surface and the lower surface of the moveable plug insulator;
wherein the fixed receptacle insulator is offset from a vertical center line of the receptacle housing;
wherein the movable plug insulator is detached from a rear portion of the plug housing;
at least one spring element attached to the movable plug insulator disposed directly between a sidewall of the plug housing and a sidewall of the moveable plug insulator;
wherein the at least one spring element impels the moveable plug insulator toward a vertical center line position via interaction of the at least one spring element with a shape of the sidewall of the plug housing in response to removal of the reversible plug connector from the receptacle connector;
wherein the fixed receptacle insulator and the moveable plug insulator are brought into contact with each other in response to the reversible plug connector being connected to the receptacle connector;
wherein the moveable plug insulator is moved in a direction away from a vertical center line of the reversible plug connector in response to the reversible plug connector being connected to the receptacle connector;
wherein the moveable plug insulator is configured to be moved by the at least one spring element attached to the moveable plug insulator;
wherein the fixed receptacle insulator includes the two or more receptacle contacts on the one of surfaces of the fixed receptacle insulator, the moveable plug insulator includes the plurality of metallic conductors each corresponding to one of the two or more receptacle contacts, and the plug housing includes the plurality of housing contacts each corresponding to one of the plurality of metallic conductors;
wherein the metallic conductor is exposed in accordance with USB 3.1 specifications; and
wherein the moveable plug insulator is configured to be vertically displaced in response to the reversible plug connector being inserted into the receptacle connector such that a portion of each of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding receptacle contact of the two or more receptacle contacts and another portion of each of the plurality of metallic conductors is brought into contact with a corresponding housing contact of the plurality of housing contacts, and thereby the housing contact is electrically connected to the receptacle contact.

US Pat. No. 10,103,469

RECEPTACLE TERMINAL WITH STABLE CONTACT GEOMETRY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A receptacle terminal for receipt of a mating terminal therein, the receptacle terminal having a contact portion comprising:a bottom wall and resilient arms which extend from either side of the bottom wall, the bottom wall having a raised portion with a first embossment positioned proximate a lead-in surface at a mating end of the contact portion, the bottom wall having a second embossment spaced from the first embossment, the first embossment being a thin generally rectangular rib member which extends transversely to the longitudinal axis of the contact portion, creating an indent on an outer surface of the bottom wall and a raised bump on an inner surface of the bottom wall, the first and second embossments providing additional strength and stability to the contact portion to prevent unwanted bending of the terminal and to achieve the desired normal force for the insertion of a mating terminal;
wherein a spring arm extends from the bottom wall; and
wherein a third embossment is stamped, coined or formed from the spring arm of the bottom wall, the third embossment extends from the spring arm to create a raised area on the inner surface of the spring arm.

US Pat. No. 10,103,467

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND FLEXIBLE FLAT CABLE GROUPING

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a first flexible flat cable;
a second flexible flat cable;
a head unit; and
a liquid absorbing member,
the head unit including a discharge section which discharges a liquid due to driving signals being applied, a discharge surface which is provided with a discharge opening for discharging the liquid, a first connection section which is connected to the first flexible flat cable, and a second connection section which is connected to the second flexible flat cable, and
the liquid absorbing member being provided between the first flexible flat cable and the second flexible flat cable such that the liquid absorbing member contacts a surface of the first flexible flat cable and a surface of the second flexible flat cable.

US Pat. No. 10,103,454

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING TERMINAL

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. A terminal connection structure comprising a metal terminal connected to an electric wire including a conductor having a plurality of strands,wherein the metal terminal has a plurality of clamping portions comprising surfaces facing each other and configured to serve as clamping surfaces,
wherein the plurality of clamping portions are crimped over the plurality of strands of the conductor such that the clamping surfaces are substantially parallel to each other and the clamping surfaces clamp the plurality of strands of the conductor,
wherein each of the plurality of clamping portions has at least two bent portion in a longitudinal direction of the electric wire, and the clamping surfaces are held substantially parallel to each other, and
wherein the plurality of clamping portions include a clamping plate portion configured to clamp a first portion of the conductor onto a bottom clamping portion of the metal terminal, and a pressing plate portion configured to press onto a surface of the clamping plate portion and clamp a second portion of the conductor therebetween such that the first portion of the conductor is clamped between the clamping plate portion and the bottom clamping portion of the metal terminal, and the second portion of the conductor is folded over the clamping plate portion and clamped between the clamping plate portion and the pressing plate portion.

US Pat. No. 10,103,447

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE WITH RADIO FREQUENCY COUPLING STRUCTURE

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A radio frequency device comprising:an integrated circuit package comprising a radio frequency coupling structure arranged inside the integrated circuit package, the radio frequency coupling structure comprising:
an electrically conductive material, the electrically conductive material having a cavity surrounded by side walls of the electrically conductive material, the cavity having at least one opening;
a first electrically isolating layer having a first side in contact with the side walls of the electrically conductive material and with the opening of the cavity facing the first side of the first electrically isolating layer such that only the side walls of the electrically conductive material are in direct contact with the first electrically isolating layer, and the first electrically isolating layer having a second side opposite to the first side;
a second electrically isolating layer stacked at the second side with at least the first electrically isolating layer and having a third side arranged at a package side of the integrated circuit package;
an integrated antenna structure for at least one of transmitting and receiving a radio frequency signal, the integrated antenna structure being arranged between the first electrically isolating layer and the second electrically isolating layer with the opening of the cavity facing the integrated antenna structure;
the electrically conductive material being encapsulated by a dielectric material, the electrically conductive material being arranged to partly overlap the integrated antenna structure and being separated from the integrated antenna structure by at least the first electrically isolating layer, the electrically conductive material being arranged to reflect the radio frequency signal received by the electrically conductive material through at least the first electrically isolating layer to the package side; and
a printed circuit board (PCB), the package side of the integrated circuit package being mounted on the PCB, wherein the PCB has a hollow radio frequency waveguide formed therein via a hole extending through the entire thickness of the PCB, the hole having lateral walls covered by an electrically conductive layer, the hole extending to an area of the radio frequency coupling structure partly overlapping the integrated antenna structure, and wherein the integrated circuit package is electrically coupled to the radio frequency waveguide and the radio frequency waveguide is configured to guide the radio frequency signal out of a plane parallel to a surface of the first electrically isolating layer at the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,103,439

TILTED ANTENNA BOBBINS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method, comprising:introducing a wellbore logging tool into a wellbore, the wellbore logging tool including a tool mandrel and a bobbin secured to an outer surface of the tool mandrel, wherein the bobbin includes:
a cylindrical body defining an outer radial surface, an inner radial surface, and a central axis;
one or more channels defined by the outer radial surface, each channel including a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall, a floor, and an annular pocket jointly defined by the first sidewall and the floor, the first sidewall extending from the outer radial surface to an intermediate location in the cylindrical body at a first angle and extending from the intermediate location to the floor at a second angle, the first angle being non-orthogonal to the outer radial surface and the second angle being orthogonal to the outer radial surface, wherein the annular pocket includes an angled leg that represents a portion of the first sidewall from the intermediate location in the cylindrical body to the floor, wherein each channel further provides a first transition surface between the angled leg and the floor and a second transition surface between the second sidewall and the floor, wherein at least one of the first and second transition surfaces is curved; and
a coil including one or more wires wrapped about the bobbin and received within the one or more channels; and
obtaining measurements of a surrounding subterranean formation with the wellbore logging tool.

US Pat. No. 10,103,430

ANTENNA COVER, USE OF AN ANTENNA COVER, ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING TWO ANTENNA COVERS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LENS-SHAPED ANTENNA COVER

VEGA GRIESHABER KG, Wolf...

1. An antenna cover, comprising:a first base body having a curved surface; and
at least two first fins arranged on the first base body,
the at least two first fins being arranged symmetrically to a longitudinal axis of symmetry of the antenna cover and extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of symmetry,
the at least two first fins having a width that tapers as a distance from the first base body increases,
the at least two first fins being arranged with a spacing that substantially corresponds to the width of the at least two first fins,
each of the at least two first fins having a crown region that follows a virtual mirrored curved surface of the first base body and that is less than a thickness of the first base body, and
the virtual mirrored curved surface of the first base body and the curved surface of the first base body having a mirror axis and/or a mirror plane, which runs perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of symmetry.

US Pat. No. 10,103,403

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A method of manufacturing a secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly, a case configured to accommodate the electrode assembly, and an electrode terminal exposed from the case, the method comprising:welding a first electrode tab to a terminal plate by a first ultrasonic welding process, the first electrode tab extending from the electrode assembly, the terminal plate being electrically connected to the electrode terminal and accommodated inside the case after performing the first ultrasonic welding process, and the first ultrasonic welding process comprising:
arranging a pair of first fixing blocks on opposite sides of the terminal plate;
pressing a horn against overlapping portions of the terminal plate and the first electrode tab exposed between the pair of first fixing blocks; and
applying first ultrasonic vibrations from the horn.

US Pat. No. 10,103,397

METAL-AIR BATTERY, VEHICLE SYSTEM COMPRISING THE METAL-AIR BATTERY, AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE METAL-AIR BATTERY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A metal-air battery comprising:a battery module configured to provide electricity by oxidation of a metal and reduction of oxygen in air;
a first air purifier in fluid communication with the battery module and comprising a condenser configured to condense moisture in the air and remove the condensed moisture;
a density detector configured to detect a moisture content in a first purified air introduced into the battery module; and
a controller configured to control an operation of the first air purifier based on information detected by the density detector,
wherein the first air purifier is configured to remove moisture from the air when the moisture content in the first purified air discharged from the first air purifier is equal to or greater than a predetermined reference moisture content.

US Pat. No. 10,103,392

MEMBRANE-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY (MEA) FOR FUEL CELLS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) for fuel cells, comprising:an electricity-generating array including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane;
a subgasket array including an anode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the anode and a cathode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the cathode; and
a junction array including a polar junction and a non-polar junction,
wherein the subgasket array surrounds an end of the electrolyte membrane,
wherein the junction array is disposed on the periphery of the electrolyte membrane to be collinear with two ends of the electrolyte membrane, and interposed between the anode subgasket and the cathode subgasket to attach the anode subgasket and the cathode subgasket to each other,
wherein the junction array is configured such that the polar junction and the non-polar junction are alternately arranged along a plane collinear with the two ends of the electrolyte membrane such that one of the polar junction and the non-polar junction contacts one of the two ends of the electrolyte membrane while other one of the polar junction and the non-polar junction does not contact the one of the two ends of the electrolyte membrane, and
wherein the polar junction includes a hydrophilic resin composition and the non-polar junction includes a hydrophobic resin composition.

US Pat. No. 10,103,380

CATHODE FOR LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERY AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery comprising:a cathode active part comprising a sulfur-carbon composite; and
a cathode coating layer provided on at least a portion of a surface of the cathode active part and including an inorganic oxide,
wherein a content of the inorganic oxide of the cathode coating layer is 0.5 to 10 wt % based on a total weight of the cathode,
wherein the cathode coating layer has a thickness of 0.1 to 20 ?m,
wherein the cathode coating layer comprises pores having an average diameter of 0.5 to 10 ?m, and
wherein a porosity of the cathode coating layer is 20 to 70% based on a total volume of the cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery.

US Pat. No. 10,103,378

METHODS OF FORMING COMPOSITE MATERIAL FILMS

ENEVATE CORPORATION, Irv...

1. A method of forming a composite material film, the method comprising:providing a mixture comprising polyimide or a polyimide precursor, the mixture further comprising silicon particles and graphite particles; and
pyrolysing the mixture to convert the polyimide or the polyimide precursor into one or more carbon phases to form the composite material film such that the one or more carbon phases comprises hard carbon that is 10% to 25% by weight of the composite material film and holds together the pyrolysed film, and the silicon particles are between 50% and 90% by weight of the composite material film distributed throughout the one or more carbon phases, wherein after pyrolysing the mixture, the mixture forms a self-supported composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,103,354

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH MICRO COVER LAYER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An organic-light emitting display (OLED) apparatus, comprising:a base layer that is bent at a bend allowance section to achieve a first portion and a second portion bent behind the first portion;
an array of OLED pixel circuits on the first portion of the base layer;
an encapsulation over the array of pixel circuits;
a printed circuit film attached to the second portion of the base layer;
a plurality of wire traces providing electrical connections between the array of OLED pixel circuits and elements on the printed circuit film, the plurality of wire traces including a portion having a strain-reducing trace design that traverses the bend allowance section;
an organic coating layer disposed on the plurality of wire traces and over the bend allowance section of the base layer;
a first organic insulation layer between the portion of the plurality of wire traces and the base layer; and
a second organic insulation layer between the organic coating layer and the portion of the plurality of wire traces.

US Pat. No. 10,103,350

FUNCTION PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A function panel comprising:a first substrate;
a first adhesive layer over the first substrate;
a first layer including a functional element over the first adhesive layer;
a second layer over the first layer;
a second adhesive layer over the second layer;
a second substrate over the second adhesive layer;
a sealing portion interposed between the first layer and the second layer; and
a partition outside the sealing portion,
wherein the second adhesive layer is in contact with a side surface of the first adhesive layer and a side surface of the partition.

US Pat. No. 10,103,342

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display comprising:a first data line configured to provide a first data signal;
a driving transistor including a driving drain electrode, wherein the driving drain electrode and a portion of the first data line form a first holding capacitor;
a driving voltage line formed substantially parallel to the first data line; and
a switching transistor electrically connected to the first data line and including a switching drain electrode, wherein the switching drain electrode and a portion of the driving voltage line form a second holding capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,103,323

METHOD FOR FORMING A HARD MASK PATTERN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for forming a hard mask pattern, the method comprising:forming a hard mask layer on an etch target layer that is disposed on a substrate;
forming a photoresist pattern having an opening on the hard mask layer, the opening exposing one region of the hard mask layer;
oxidizing the one region using the photoresist pattern as a mask to form an oxidized portion in the one region; and
patterning the hard mask layer using the oxidized portion as an etch mask by a physical sputtering etching process.

US Pat. No. 10,103,312

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A thermoelectric conversion device comprising:an n-type thermoelectric converter,
a p-type thermoelectric converter,
a high temperature-side electrode with which one end of the n-type thermoelectric converter and one end of the p-type thermoelectric converter are put into contact,
a first low temperature-side electrode in contact with another end of the n-type thermoelectric converter, and
a second low temperature-side electrode in contact with another end of the p-type thermoelectric converter,whereinin the n-type thermoelectric converter, the side in contact with the high temperature-side electrode is composed of a carrier generation semiconductor containing Mg2Sn, and
in the n-type thermoelectric converter, the side in contact with the first low temperature-side electrode is composed of a carrier transfer semiconductor containing Mg2Si1-xSnx, wherein 0.6?x?0.7, and a first n-type dopant.

US Pat. No. 10,103,299

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a base member having a conductive member containing silver;
a light emitting element disposed on the base member;
a wire electrically connecting the light emitting element and the conductive member;
a protective film covering the conductive member so as to be spaced apart at least from a portion of a connecting portion connecting the wire and the conductive member; and
a first resin member continuously covering at least a portion of each of the protective film, a portion of the conductive member around the connecting portion, and the wire, the first resin member having a first gas barrier property with respect to hydrogen sulfide and a first light resistance;
a second resin member covering the light emitting element and the first resin member and having a second gas barrier property with respect to hydrogen sulfide lower than the first gas barrier property and a second light resistance higher than the first light resistance; and
a light shielding portion disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the base member, the light shielding portion being disposed on a line connecting the light emitting element and the first resin member.

US Pat. No. 10,103,295

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A manufacturing method of a light emitting device package, comprising:mounting a light emitting device on a bottom surface of a cavity of a body having a top opened cavity;
forming a CF-based fluororesin on the light emitting device; and
drying the CF-based fluororesin at a temperature of 20° C. or less,
wherein the forming the CF-based fluororesin is performed at a temperature of 0° C. to 20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,103,294

EQUIPMENT SYSTEM USING DEFORMABLE ORGANIC SILICONE RESIN PHOTOCONVERTER TO BOND-PACKAGE LED

JIANGSU CHERRITY OPTRONIC...

1. An equipment system for bond-packaging an LED using a special-shaped organic silicone resin photoconverter, comprising: a roll-laminating apparatus used for refining a photoconversion sheet; a roll-shaping apparatus used for performing heating and roll-shaping on the refined photoconversion sheet; a sheet-melting apparatus used for performing sheet melting on the roll-shaped refined photoconversion sheet; and a roll-bonding apparatus used for performing roll-bonding on the sheet-melted refined photoconversion sheet and a flip chip LED array with a carrier film, the refined photoconversion sheet and the flip chip LED array facing each other and being aligned with each other, and the roll-laminating apparatus, the roll-shaping apparatus, the sheet-melting apparatus, and the roll-bonding apparatus being arranged sequentially to form cooperatively linked process equipment, whereinthe roll-laminating apparatus comprises one or more sets of smooth-surface rolling components A and smooth-surface rolling components B that perform rolling face-to-face in alignment with each other; the roll-shaping apparatus comprises a first rolling device with a protrusion array and a second rolling device with a recess array that perform rolling face-to-face in alignment with each other; and the roll-bonding apparatus comprises a third rolling device with a smooth surface and a fourth rolling device with a recess array that perform rolling face-to-face in alignment with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,103,292

MIXED-LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

IN-SIL SONG, Seoul (KR)

1. A mixed-light generation apparatus configured to generate mixed-light by mixing light generated from three or more LED-fluorescent combinations each of which comprises an LED-chip and a phosphor layer that is excited by an excitation wavelength of the LED chip to emit light, wherein each of the LED-fluorescent combinations is configured to generate light corresponding to a different coordinate value based on the CIE 1931 color coordinate system, and the mixed-light is configured to be controllable in color within an area based on coordinates of light generated from three or more LED-florescent combinations by respectively controlling driving currents that are supplied to each of the LED-fluorescent combinations,wherein as a sum of a distance to a black body curve from a coordinate of light generated from each of the LED-fluorescent combinations, which generates light corresponding to an upper portion of the black body curve in the CIE 1931 color coordinate system, is equal to a sum of a distance to the black body curve from a coordinate of light generated from each of the LED-fluorescent combinations, which generates light corresponding to a lower portion of the black body curve, the mixed-light has a white color.

US Pat. No. 10,103,282

DIRECT TEXTURE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDE SERVED AS ELECTRODE OR INTERMEDIATE LAYER FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC AND DISPLAY APPLICATIONS

Nano and Advanced Materia...

1. A transparent semiconductor comprising:at least a bottom layer and at least a top layer sequentially deposited on a base substrate, wherein said bottom layer and top layer are made of at least two different metal oxides having two different crystalline temperatures,
wherein said top layer is direct textured to form a plurality of pyramid-like structures on the surface thereof having only an orientation peak at 34±0.4 degrees two theta in a XRD pattern thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,103,265

COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

UNITED MICROELETRONICS CO...

11. A method for forming a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) device, comprising: providing a substrate; forming a plurality of active regions arranged end-to-end along a first direction on the substrate, wherein each of the active regions has a length extending along the first direction; forming an isolation structure on the substrate, surrounding and isolating each of the active regions; forming a pair of first gate structures and at least a second gate structure between the pair of first gate structures on each active region, wherein the pair of first gate structures cover two terminals of the active region respectively, the second gate structure strides across the active region between the pair of first gate structures; forming a mask layer covering the isolation structure, the active region, the first gate structure and the second gate structure, wherein the mask layer comprises a plurality of openings arranged along the first direction and exposing a portion of the isolation structure between the adjacent terminals of each pair of neighboring active regions; performing an etching process to remove a portion of the isolation structure from the openings thereby forming a plurality of recessed region in the isolation structure; removing the mask layer; and forming an interlayer dielectric layer covering the isolation structure, the active region, the first gate structure and the second gate structure and filling up the recessed regions.

US Pat. No. 10,103,261

TRANSIENT-INSENSITIVE LEVEL SHIFTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. Apparatus, comprising:at least one latch coupled to a first positive supply voltage and to a first negative supply voltage, the latch having a first inverter and a second inverter coupled to one another back to back, and the latch being coupled to output a first voltage corresponding to a first latch state and a second voltage corresponding to a second latch state responsive to a first set signal and a first reset signal; and
an isolation circuit coupled to a second positive supply voltage and to a second negative supply voltage and coupled to receive a second set signal, a second reset signal, and an enable signal, the second positive supply voltage being floating with respect to the first positive supply voltage, the isolation circuit being coupled to output the first set signal and the first reset signal responsive to the second set signal and the second reset signal, and the isolation circuit including less than two pairs of drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (DEMOS) transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,103,246

FABRICATION OF A VERTICAL FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (VERTICAL FINFET) WITH A SELF-ALIGNED GATE AND FIN EDGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a vertical fin field effect transistor (vertical finFET) with a self-aligned gate structure, comprising:forming a plurality of vertical fins on a substrate;
forming gate dielectric layers on at least opposite sidewalk of each vertical fin;
forming a gate fill layer between the vertical fins;
forming a fin-cut mask layer at least on predetermined portions of the gate fill layer;
forming one or more fin-cut mask trench(es) in the fin-cut mask layer; and
removing portions of the gate fill layer and portions of the vertical fins not covered by the fin-cut mask layer to form one or more fin trench(es), and to form two or more vertical fin segments from each of the plurality of vertical fins, wherein there is a separation distance, D1, between each of the two vertical fin segments.

US Pat. No. 10,103,208

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO. LTD.,...

1. A display device comprising:a first scan line extending in a first direction;
a data line and a driving voltage line each extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a switching thin film transistor connected to the first scan line and the data line;
a driving thin film transistor connected to the switching thin film transistor and comprising:
a driving semiconductor layer; and
a driving gate electrode;
a storage capacitor connected to the driving thin film transistor and comprising first and second storage capacitor plates;
a node connection line connected to the driving gate electrode and arranged between the data line and the driving voltage line; and
a shielding portion arranged between the data line and the node connection line.

US Pat. No. 10,103,199

MAGNETIC MEMORY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A magnetic memory, comprising:a first terminal and a second terminal;
a conductive member comprising a stack structure, the stack structure including a first layer and a second layer disposed on the first layer, the conductive member being electrically and directly connected to the first terminal and the second terminal, the first layer being nonmagnetic, the second layer being nonmagnetic and including boron, and the second layer including a region located between the first terminal and the second terminal; and
a magnetoresistive element disposed on a part of the region of the second layer, the magnetoresistive element comprising: a first magnetic layer; a second magnetic layer disposed between the part of the region of the second layer and the first magnetic layer; and a first nonmagnetic layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,103,058

TUNGSTEN FEATURE FILL

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:introducing an inhibition chemistry to a processing chamber, the processing chamber housing a substrate having a feature to be filled, the feature having a surface and a feature opening and a feature bottom; and
treating the surface of the feature with the inhibition chemistry in a mass-transport limited regime such the concentration of the inhibition chemistry and the inhibition rate are higher at the feature opening than inside the feature, wherein the treatment inhibits tungsten nucleation on the surface and wherein the inhibition is greater near the feature opening than inside the feature, and wherein there is no net etch during the treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,103,003

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE AND SAMPLE OBSERVATION METHOD IN CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A charged particle beam device comprising:an electron gun that generates an electron beam;
an imaging lens system that forms an image of the electron beam passing through a sample;
a splitting unit that splits the electron beam passing through the imaging lens system into a first image component and a second image component;
a first image detection unit that detects the first image component and outputs a first image;
a second image detection unit that detects the second image component and outputs a second image;
a processing unit; and
a display unit,
wherein a magnification of the second image is larger than a magnification of the first image,
the processing unit generates a third image by composing the first image with the second image, and
the display unit displays the second image and the third image.

US Pat. No. 10,102,997

X-RAY SOURCE, HIGH-VOLTAGE GENERATOR, ELECTRON BEAM GUN, ROTARY TARGET ASSEMBLY, ROTARY TARGET, AND ROTARY VACUUM SEAL

NIKON METROLOGY NV, Leuv...

1. A rotary x-ray emission target for generating x-ray radiation in transmission mode under electron beam irradiation, comprising:a support hub defining a predetermined axis of rotation of the target, and
a plurality of target plates, each consisting of target material, supported on the hub,
wherein the plates are arranged on the hub to provide an annular target region about the axis of rotation,
wherein:
each of the target plates is anchored to the hub at a radially inward position of the plate and projects radially outwardly of the hub.

US Pat. No. 10,102,937

COLLIMATOR FOR PROVIDING CONSTANT COLLIMATION EFFECT

The Secretary of State fo...

1. A collimator for providing collimation of radiation from at least one radiation source, the collimator comprising radiation attenuating material and featuring a twisted slit comprising radiation transmissive material, wherein the twisted slit comprises first and second apertures configured to provide a series of compound apertures from a radiation entry point in one aperture to a radiation exit point in the other aperture,wherein the collimator substantially takes the form of a prolate spheroid body having a major axis that passes through its longest dimension, the first aperture extending at least partially around the body in a plane orthogonal to the major axis and the second aperture extending at least partially around the body in a spiral form relative to the major axis such that all direct pathways from an entry point to an exit point and passing through the major axis at a predetermined angle, are of constant length in order to provide constant collimation effect.

US Pat. No. 10,102,904

MEMORY ACCESS MODULE FOR PERFORMING A PLURALITY OF SENSING OPERATIONS TO GENERATE DIGITAL VALUES OF A STORAGE CELL IN ORDER TO PERFORM DECODING OF THE STORAGE CELL

Silicon Motion Inc., Hsi...

1. A memory access module for performing memory access management of a storage device comprising a plurality of storage cells, wherein each storage cell has a number of possible bit(s) which directly corresponds to a number of possible states of the storage cell, the memory access module comprising:a read only memory for storing a program code; and
a microprocessor, coupled to the read only memory, for executing the program code to perform the following steps:
performing a plurality of sensing operations, wherein a first sensing operation corresponds to a first sensing voltage, and each subsequent sensing operation corresponds to a sensing voltage which is determined according to a result of the previous sensing operation;
using the plurality of sensing operations to generate a first digital value and a second digital value of a storage cell;
using the first digital value and the second digital value to obtain soft information of a same bit stored in the storage cell; and
using the soft information to perform soft decoding.

US Pat. No. 10,102,787

IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image signal processing apparatus that can display an image signal and a luminance waveform corresponding to the image signal, on a display unit, the image signal processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory that stores a program executable by the at least one processor, wherein the program, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to function as a display control unit that:
displays the image signal on the display unit so that a first area in the image signal, whose luminance level falls within a preset luminance level range, is displayed in a predetermined color, and
displays the luminance waveform on the display unit so that a second area in the luminance waveform, which corresponds to the preset luminance level range, is displayed in a color corresponding to the predetermined color, wherein the luminance waveform represents an appearance frequency of each luminance level of the image signal at respective positions in horizontal or vertical direction of the image signal,
wherein the processor sets the preset luminance level range in accordance with characteristics of a gamma curve that is applied to the image signal and based on a luminance level obtained by applying the gamma curve to a preset reference luminance level, and
wherein the display control unit is capable of switching whether to perform the displaying in a color corresponding to the predetermined color in the second area of the luminance waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,102,715

ONLINE, REAL-TIME GAME PLAYING WITH DISTRIBUTED BAD BEAT PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT

Cork Group Trading Ltd., ...

1. A computer-implemented method performed by a server device configured to simultaneously conduct multiple hands of poker with a plurality of client devices via a wide-area network, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a client device of the plurality of client devices, an opt-in request to a bad beat feature of a hand of poker of the multiple hands of poker, wherein the opt-in request is generated in response to the client device receiving an opt-in indication by way of an input mechanism of the client device;
during the hand of poker, (i) receiving, from the client device, instructions for playing the hand of poker, wherein the instructions are generated by way of the input mechanism of the client device, and (ii) determining that the hand of poker is subject to a bad beat event, wherein the client device displays, by way of a display screen of the client device, events of the hand of poker; and
based on the hand of poker being subject to the bad beat event and the client device opting-in to the bad beat feature, apportioning part of the bad beat progressive jackpot to the client device and a remaining portion of the bad beat progressive jackpot to one or more of the plurality of client devices involved in different hands of poker of the multiple hands of poker that opted-in to the bad beat feature, wherein the client device displays, by way of the display screen, the part of the bad beat progressive jackpot apportioned to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,102,685

SELF DECLARING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE USING RESTRICT TRAFFIC LANES

Neology, Inc., San Diego...

1. A self-declaring device installed on a vehicle, comprising:a sensor module configured to collect data from inside the vehicle, the sensor module comprising a plurality of sensors including at least a first sensor and a second sensor, wherein the first sensor is configured to collect the data from inside the vehicle during a first period of day and the second sensor is configured to collect the data from inside the vehicle during a second period of the day;
a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with an electronic toll collection (ETC) system; and
a microcontroller coupled to both the sensor module and the wireless transceiver and configured to:
receive at least a portion of data collected by the sensor module;
determine occupancy data based at least in part on the at least a portion of data;
determine an operation state of the wireless transceiver from a plurality of operation states based at least on the determined occupancy data; and
change the operation state of the wireless transceiver to the determined operation state in response to the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,102,684

ON-BOARD DEVICE AND ROUTE INTERPOLATING METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An on-board device comprising:a positional information acquisition means acquiring positional information of a mobile object;
a map information storage means storing map information in which a road is divided into a plurality of line segments in a pseudo manner and each of the divided line segments is made to correspond to unique identification information and the positional information;
a line segment specifying means specifying a line segment on the map information corresponding to current positional information of the mobile object;
an interpolated route information storage means storing interpolated route information in which a combination of two discontinuous line segments and a line segment constituting an interpolated route for connecting the former line segments are uniquely defined;
a route interpolation means using the interpolated route information to interpolate a discontinuous zone in a case where two line segments consecutively specified by the line segment specifying means are discontinuous on the map information;
a fee-charging information storage means storing notified line segment information in which the identification information of a line segment which is required to be notified relating to fee-charging is registered;
a determination means determining whether or not the line segments specified by the line segment specifying means and the line segment constituting the interpolated route interpolated by the route interpolation means are registered in the notified line segment information in the fee-charging information storage means; and
a notification means notifying information concerning the fee-charging in a case where the determination means determines the registration.

US Pat. No. 10,102,676

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:an camera that captures an image over a range including at least part of a user's field of view, the image captured by the camera containing a person's hand and a plurality of objects, the hand being at a position with corresponding distances from the plurality of objects; and
a controller that detects an image of the hand, evaluates whether the detected hand image is an image of the user's hand based on whether the hand image is a right hand image or a left hand image and a position of the hand image in the captured image, detects the user's operation based on an image captured by the camera and estimates a target object from objects contained in the captured image in accordance with the detected operation.

US Pat. No. 10,102,621

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PROCESSING IMAGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomogram of a subject eye obtained by B-scan;
a first extraction unit configured to extract a structural object in part of the tomogram determined according to a user operation by analyzing the tomogram;
a difference acquisition unit configured to acquire a difference image of a difference between the tomogram and a reference image obtained by scaling down a scaled-up tomogram to an original size, the scaled-up tomogram being obtained by scaling up the tomogram;
an emphasizing unit configured to perform emphasizing processing for emphasizing a portion common with the structural object over a portion not common with the structural object in the difference image; and
a combining unit configured to scale up the difference image on which the emphasizing processing is performed by the emphasizing unit to a size of the scaled-up tomogram and combine the scaled-up difference image with the scaled-up tomogram.

US Pat. No. 10,102,596

CUSTOMER INTERFACE RESTAURANT SYSTEM

Tillster, Inc., Los Ange...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user device, a selection of an order by a user, the order including a selection of a restaurant and at least one food item to purchase from the restaurant;
transmitting the order from the user device to a server;
pinging, by the user device, the server at predetermined interval times to notify the server that the user device is able to communicate with the server;
subsequent to receiving the order, determining, by the user device, whether the user device is within a geofence defined in regard to the restaurant, information pertaining to the geofence received from the server;
upon determining by the user device that the user device is within the geofence, causing the order to be released by the server to a processing device at the restaurant, wherein releasing the order by the server to the processing device results in preparing the at least one food item for presentation to the user; and
upon failing, by the server, to receive a ping from the user device within a predetermined time, releasing the order to be prepared to the processing device at the restaurant.

US Pat. No. 10,102,579

FACILITATION OF DETERMINISTIC INTERACTION WITH A DYNAMICALLY CHANGING TRANSACTION PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT

Chicago Mercantile Exchan...

2. A computer implemented method of ensuring a selected value of a dynamically changing parameter is used when generating an electronic data transaction request message in a data transaction processing system in which data items are transacted by a hardware matching processor that attempts to match electronic data transaction request messages with electronic data transaction request messages counter thereto for the same one of the data items based on multiple transaction parameters specified by the electronic data transaction request messages received from different client computers over a data communication network and transmits electronic data transaction result messages to the client computers indicative of the results thereof, each of the electronic data transaction result messages comprising first and second result parameters having values associated therewith, wherein the value is selected by a user via a user interface displayed on a display of a computer coupled with the data transaction processing system, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor of the computer, a first electronic data transaction result message via the data communication network indicative of an attempt to match a first electronic data transaction request message by the hardware matching processor of the data transaction processing system;
determining, by the processor based on a first value of the first result parameter of the first electronic data transaction result message, a first location coupled therewith in which to store the first value of the first result parameter and a second value of the second result parameter of the first electronic data transaction result message, the first location being determined based on a relationship between the first value and any other values of the first result parameter of previously received electronic data transaction request messages stored in other locations in the first data store;
storing, by the processor in the first data store coupled therewith, the first value of the first result parameter and the second value of the second result parameter of the first electronic data transaction result message in the determined first location in the first data store and where if the first value is not the same as any of the other values of first result parameters stored in the first data store and the first location is determined to be the same as one of the other locations, for at least one of the other locations moving the other values of the first and second result parameters stored therein to a new location;
presenting, by the processor, responsive to the storing, via an output interface coupled therewith, a user-interactive representation of the first data store on the user interface presented to the user on the display of the computer depicting at least the locations at which values of the first and second result parameters of previously received data transaction result messages are stored in the first data store;
receiving, by the processor, a first input from a user via at least one user interface device of the user interface coupled with the processor, the first input indicative of a selection of a location in the first data store of the first value as represented on the user interface via the user-interactive representation presented via the output interface on the user interface;
receiving, by the processor subsequent to the receipt of the first input, a second electronic data transaction result message via the data communication network indicative of an attempt to match another electronic data transaction request message by the hardware matching processor of the data transaction processing system;
determining, by the processor based on a third value of the first result parameter of the second electronic data transaction result message, a second location in the first data store coupled therewith in which to store the third value of the first result parameter and a fourth value of the second result parameter of the second electronic data transaction result message, the second location being determined based on a relationship between the third value and any other values of the first result parameter of previously received electronic data transaction request messages stored in other locations in the first data store;
storing, by the processor in the first data store coupled therewith, the third value of the first result parameter and the fourth value of the second result parameter of the second electronic data transaction result message in the determined second location in the first data store and where if the third value is not the same as any of the other values of first result parameters stored in the first data store and the second location is determined to be the same as one of the other locations, for at least one of the other locations moving the other values of the first and second result parameters stored therein to a new location;
storing, by the processor in a second data store coupled therewith and different from the first data store, in response to, and at least subsequent to receipt of, the received first input, the first value of the first result parameter of the first electronic data transaction result message;
receiving, by the processor at least subsequent to the receipt of the second electronic data transaction result message, a second input from the user via the at least one user interface device coupled with the processor, the second input indicative of a direction to generate an electronic data transaction request message comprising transaction parameters based on the selected location of the first value of the first data store as represented on the user interface as presented via the output interface and transmit the generated electronic data transaction request message to the data transaction processing system;
generating, by the processor, the electronic data transaction request message comprising one or more transaction parameters based on the first value of the first result parameter of the first electronic data transaction result message as stored in the second data store; and
transmitting, by the processor, the generated electronic data transaction request message to the data transaction processing system via the data communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,102,568

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MATCHING IMAGES WITH VIEWING ENVIRONMENT

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. A method, comprising:accessing a shopping site using a user device;
determining a viewing environment of a display on the user device;
receiving an image depicting a product on the shopping site, the image selected from a plurality of different images of the product taken under a plurality of different viewing environments and matching the viewing environment of the display on the user device; and
showing the image to a user on the display of the user device, wherein
the determining step comprises determining a characteristic of the viewing environment of the display of the user device using a camera in the user device, and
the image is matched to the viewing environment responsive to the characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,102,533

DATA PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF PRIVACY BY DESIGN

OneTrust, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A computer-implemented data processing method for demonstrating compliance with privacy-by-design practices, the method comprising:automatically electronically analyzing, by one or more computer processors, computer code to determine one or more privacy-related attributes of the computer code, each of the privacy-related attributes indicating one or more types of personal information that the computer code collects or accesses;
in response to determining that the computer code has a particular one of the one or more privacy-related attributes: (A) executing, by one or more computer processors, the steps of: (i) electronically displaying one or more prompts to one or more first individuals requesting that the one or more first individuals input information regarding the particular privacy-related attribute; (ii) receiving input information from the one or more first individuals regarding the particular privacy-related attribute; and (iii) communicating the information regarding the particular privacy-related attribute to one or more second individuals for use in conducting a first privacy assessment of the computer code; (B) changing, by one or more computer processors, an indicator associated with the code to indicate that, before the computer code is launched, the particular privacy-related attribute should be reviewed by one or more designated individuals; and (C) changing, by one or more computer processors, an indicator associated with the computer code to indicate that, before the computer code is launched, the computer code should be modified to not include the particular privacy-related attribute;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, from the one or more second individuals, one or more revisions to the design of the computer code to be implemented before an implementation date of the computer code, the one or more revisions comprising one or more steps that facilitate the compliance of the computer code with one or more privacy standards;
in response to receiving the one or more revisions, automatically initiating, by one or more computer processors, the generation of at least one task that is to be used in managing the design of the computer code, the at least one task comprising one or more tasks that, if completed, would individually or collectively result in the one or more revisions to the design of the computer code;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a notification that the at least one task has been completed;
at least partially in response to receiving the notification that the task has been completed, generating, by one or more computer processors, a second, updated privacy assessment for the computer code that reflects the fact that the one or more revisions have been completed; and
generating, by one or more computer processors, a report listing the one or more revisions that have been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,102,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMERGENCY MONEY TRANSFER TRANSACTIONS

Moneygram International, ...

1. A method for facilitating a money transfer, said method comprising:receiving money transfer transaction information from a sending party by a money transfer service at a time of the transaction;
determining whether the money transfer transaction will be unfunded at the time of the transaction, wherein the money transfer transaction being unfunded includes transferring funds from the sending party to a receiving party prior to the money transfer service receiving the funds from the sending party;
compiling, by at least one processing device, reliability data with respect to the sending party from the money transfer service and a third party reliability server, the reliability data including data probative of the ability of the sending party to provide funding for the transaction at a time later than the time of the transaction;
wherein the reliability data from the money transfer service comprises data from a loyalty account of the sending party maintained by a database of the money transfer service, the data from the loyalty account comprising at least information relating to previous money transfer activities of the sending party;
determining, by said at least one processing device, based on the compiled reliability data, whether the sending party is eligible to establish an unfunded money transfer transaction, the unfunded money transaction being a transaction without funding being received prior to transferring the funds in the transaction;
providing, by said at least one processing device, an indication to an agent device indicating that the sending party is eligible to establish an unfunded money transfer transaction; and
sending, by the agent device, based on the indication, funds to the receiving party pursuant to the money transfer transaction without receiving the funds from the sending party at the time of the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,102,504

METHODS FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES CAPTURED BASED ON COMMUNITY RANKINGS

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:generating, by at least one processor and based on input from a community of users distributed across a network, a rule for capturing electronic messages based on degrees of separation between users;
receiving an electronic message;
comparing, by at least one processor, a degree of separation between a sender of the electronic message and a recipient of the electronic message to one or more conditions of the rule;
determining, by at least one processor and based on the comparison, that the electronic message satisfies the rule; and
suppressing delivery of the electronic message based on the determination that the electronic message satisfies the rule.

US Pat. No. 10,102,457

HOST DEVICE, PRINTING SYSTEM, AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A host device comprising:a processor configured to receive print request data from an application, extract text data for a print object from the print request data, rasterize extracted text data and create image data, generate imaged print data from the image data using a printer command based on the print request data, rearrange the extracted text data in order, add rearranged text data to the imaged print data using the printer command, and send the imaged print data with the added rearranged text data to a printer, wherein the added text data is not printed by using the printer command and being sent to a server by the printer.

US Pat. No. 10,102,378

BOOT IMAGES FOR UNITS UNDER TEST

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

6. A method performed by a test system comprising:providing a network-bootable default boot image;
responsive to a unit under test (UUT) being booted to the default boot image:
receiving a key pair from the UUT,
creating a network-bootable unique boot image having installed therein a private key of the received key pair,
associating the unique boot image with an identification of the UUT, and
registering a media access control (MAC) address of the UUT;
offering the unique boot image to the UUT upon detection of the registered MAC address;
engaging in key pair authentication with the UUT, based on the received key pair;
verifying that the UUT booted to the unique boot image bears the identification associated with the unique boot image; and
executing a test suite with the UUT upon a successful verifying of identification.

US Pat. No. 10,102,363

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER ENROLLMENT IN A SECURE BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION SYSTEM

ALCLEAR, LLC, New York, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for authenticating an identity of a person using an electronic device connected to a network, comprising:inputting via a first input component of the electronic device, first information regarding the identity of the person;
scanning via a second input component of the electronic device, at least one document associated with the identity of the person;
utilizing the scanned at least one document to verify the identity of the person;
electronically retrieving by the electronic device from a data source, second information relating to the identity of the person;
presenting at least one question to the person based on the second information; soliciting, from the person, an answer to the at least one question; authenticating the identity of the person by analysis of the answer; and
upon authentication of the identity of the person, electronically collecting via a third input component of the electronic device, biometric data to be used for future authentication of the identity of the person.

US Pat. No. 10,102,330

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING PROPOSED STANDARD CELL DESIGN CONFORMANCE BASED UPON TEMPLATE CONSTRAINTS

PDF Solutions, Inc., San...

1. A method for providing a physical pattern that is manufactured as part of a semiconductor integrated circuit, the physical pattern resulting from a cell design determined to be conforming to a set of example-derived template constraints, the method comprising:(a) deriving a set of template constraints by:
(1) providing, to a programmed computer, a set of at least two exemplary standard cell designs, each exemplary standard cell design comprising a set of layer-assigned polygons, stored in a non-transitory, computer-readable medium;
(2) using the programmed computer to automatically identify spatial relationships between polygons in each of the exemplary standard cell designs, said identification process involving at least one of:
(i) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a nearest gate stripe;
(ii) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a nearest power or ground rail;
(iii) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a boundary of a cell; and
(iv) using a polygon's dimension as an absolute measurement of a distance or position of the polygon;
(3) using the programmed computer and the identified spatial relationships to automatically generate a set of template constraints; and,
(4) storing the generated template constraints in a non-transitory, computer-readable medium using the programmed computer; and,
(b) automatically checking a proposed standard cell design for conformity with the stored template constraints by:
(1) providing, to a programmed computer, the proposed standard cell design as a set of layer-assigned polygons, stored in a non-transitory, computer-readable medium;
(2) using the programmed computer to automatically identify instances of template non-compliance by:
(a) automatically identifying spatial relationships between polygons in the proposed standard cell design, said identification process involving at least one of:
(i) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a nearest gate stripe;
(ii) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a nearest power or ground rail;
(iii) computing a distance or position of a polygon relative to a boundary of a cell; and
(iv) using a polygon's dimension as an absolute measurement of a distance or position of the polygon;
(b) automatically comparing the identified spatial relationships to the stored template constraints to obtain comparison instances; and,
(c) reporting comparison instances that indicate template non-compliance; and
(c) manufacturing the semiconductor integrated circuit that includes the physical pattern, wherein the physical pattern results from a template-compliant cell design.

US Pat. No. 10,102,328

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING SPANNING TREES

Cadence Design Systems, I...

1. A computer-implemented method for constructing a spanning tree in an integrated circuit design comprising:receiving, using at least one processor, a plurality of nodes associated with the integrated circuit design, wherein the plurality of nodes are configured to be intercoupled by one or more combinations of edges;
receiving a user-specified floating parameter at a graphical user interface;
generating a routing graph with a subset of the one or more combinations of edges based upon, at least in part, the user-specified floating parameter and the position of each of the plurality of nodes;
generating a spanning tree based upon, at least in part, at least one of: one or more wirelengths of the routing graph and one or more source-sink detour costs associated with the routing graph; and
applying the spanning tree in the electronic design of an integrated circuit to be fabricated.

US Pat. No. 10,102,319

ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING ANALYSIS MODULE USING SUBDIVISION BASED ISOGEOMETRIC ANALYSIS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for simulating fields on a surface of a physical object, comprising:imaging the surface of the physical object using a sensor to create imaging data;
based on the imaging data captured by the sensor, generating a polygon control mesh that represents the surface of the physical object, wherein the polygon control mesh defines a collection of points on the surface of the physical object and connectivity between the points;
determining a geometric basis function that represents the surface of the physical object using the polygon control mesh, wherein the geometric basis function is continuous, and wherein a first derivative of the geometric basis function is continuous;
using a Helmholtz decomposition together with the geometric basis function to produce a vector basis function that has a rotational component and a diverging component, wherein the rotational component is orthogonal to the diverging component;
specific to the surface of the physical object, constructing a discrete linear system describing a physical external field impinging on the physical object, wherein the discrete linear system is based on a representation of equivalent currents defined on the surface of the physical object in terms of the rotational component and the diverging component;
generating a solution to the discrete linear system; and
determining a physical field at a physical location with respect to the physical object in space using the solution to the discrete linear system.

US Pat. No. 10,102,315

ADVANCED DOWNHOLE WAVEFORM INTERPRETATION

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON,...

1. A computer-implemented method of processing a measured ultrasonic response waveform to determine a thickness of a well casing thickness and an acoustic impedance of a sealing medium in an annulus surrounding the well casing, the method comprising:transmitting an ultrasonic signal from an ultrasonic inspection tool toward the well casing from within the well casing;
generating, via an ultrasonic transducer, a measured response waveform resulting from the transmitted ultrasonic signal, wherein the ultrasonic inspection tool comprises the ultrasonic transducer;
processing the measured response waveform to determine an arrival time for a first reflection from the well casing;
generating a plurality of simulated response waveforms corresponding to the arrival time, a set of candidate acoustic impedances for the sealing medium in the annulus, a set of candidate well casing thicknesses, a set of candidate annulus thicknesses, and a set of candidate acoustic impedances for a ground formation surrounding the annulus;
identifying a best-fit simulated response waveform from the plurality of simulated response waveforms that best matches the measured response waveform so as to identify a best fit well casing thickness of the set of candidate well casing thicknesses, a best-fit sealing medium acoustic impedance of the set of candidate acoustic impedances for the medium in the annulus, a best-fit annulus thickness of the set of candidate annulus thicknesses, and a best-fit acoustic impedance for the ground formation surrounding the annulus of the set of candidate acoustic impedances for the ground formation surrounding the annulus associated with the best-fit simulated response waveform; and
outputting the best fit sealing medium acoustic impedance to a user via an output device.

US Pat. No. 10,102,307

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-PHASE RANKING FOR CONTENT PERSONALIZATION

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication interface connected to a network for selecting content, the method comprising:obtaining a user profile of a user characterizing the user's interests;
obtaining a content profile for each piece of content in a first set of content and a content quality indicator characterizing quality of the piece of content in the first set of content;
estimating an affinity measure between each piece of content in the first set of content and the user based on the user profile and the content profile for the piece of content;
selecting a second set of content from the first set of content based on the affinity measures for the pieces of content in the first set of content, wherein the second set is a subset of the first set;
selecting a third set of content from the second set of content based on the content quality indicators and a plurality of contextual parameters including a type of content associated with each piece of content in the second set of content, wherein the content quality indicator of each piece of content is obtained based on engagement of other users with the piece of content and vitality of the piece of content, and wherein the third set is a subset of the second set;
filtering the third set of content based on the plurality of contextual parameters to generate a fourth set of content; and
outputting the fourth set of content on a device operated by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,102,304

MULTI-STAGE DIGITAL CONTENT EVALUATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

10. A method of distributing third-party content based on a multiple-stage evaluation process performed by a specially configured distributed computing system, the method comprising:identifying a particular presentation opportunity for a particular presentation of third-party content in various locations of a given electronic document presented at a user device;
evaluating, based on information related to the identified particular presentation opportunity, a corpus of electronically stored third-party content to identify a set of third-party content eligible to be presented in the given electronic document;
performing, by a distributed computing system and for the presentation opportunity, a first evaluation process using the set of third-party content to obtain a separate cost-prominence relationship for each third-party content in the set, including:
identifying, for each location among the various locations of the given electronic document, an aggregate performance of multiple different third-party content when presented in that location of the given electronic document;
for each third-party content:
determining a bid amount required for that third-party content to be presented in each of the various locations of the given electronic document; and
fitting a cost-prominence curve to points each representing an intersection of the aggregate performance at one of the various locations of the given document and the bid amount required for that third-party content to be presented in that location of the given document;
performing, for a first location of the given electronic document, by the distributed computing system and independent of the cost-prominence relationship, a second evaluation process to identify a winning third-party content for the first location;
selecting, by the distributed computing system, a format of the winning third-party content based, at least in part, on the cost-prominence relationship of the first evaluation process; and
transmitting, to the user device, machine readable instructions that automatically configure the user device to present the winning third-party content with the given electronic document and according to the format, wherein the first evaluation process and the second evaluation process are both performed after identifying the presentation opportunity, before transmitting the instructions that configure the user device to present the winning third-party content with the given electronic document, and within a latency constraint for providing third-party content responsive to the identified particular presentation opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,102,293

MINING PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FROM QUERY REFORMULATIONS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method for providing recommendations for equal level items from a network-based publication system based on query reformulations, the method comprising:receiving, at the network-based publication system from a device of a user, a query that contains one or more keywords;
identifying the query as corresponding to a particular product based on the one or more keywords;
accessing, from a data storage of the network-based publication system, transition data for the particular product, the transition data including transition values indicating a number of search transitions based on a change in queries between the particular product and other products in previous session sets of queries, the transition data determined based on analysis of the previous session sets of queries in which each search query from the previous session sets of queries is mapped to a corresponding product and the transition value between the particular product and each of the other products is determined from a number of times a search query for the particular product changes to a search query for the other product in each previous search session of the plurality of previous search sessions;
determining, by one or more hardware processors of the network-based publication system, one or more recommendations for equal level items of products similar to the particular product based on the transition data, the determining including removing a particular recommendation based on the user previously having selected the particular recommendation; and
providing the one or more recommendations to the device of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,102,262

CREATING REPORTS USING DIMENSION TREES

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a pyramid model comprising a plurality of levels corresponding to a plurality of sets of dimension trees;
receiving a selection of a level of the plurality of levels;
providing, by a processing device, a plurality of dimension trees from the set of dimension trees corresponding to the selected level and that are associated with one or more databases;
receiving a selection of one of the plurality of dimension trees;
providing a plurality of views of the selected dimension tree, the plurality of views specifying different organizations of data associated with the selected dimension tree;
receiving a selection of one of the plurality of views of the selected dimension tree;
providing the selected view of the selected dimension tree;
allowing components of a report to be individually chosen from the selected view of the selected dimension tree by a placement of dimensions of the selected dimension tree on areas of the report;
generating a query in view of the components of the report that are individually chosen by the placement of the dimensions of the selected dimension tree on the areas of the report;
populating, by the processing device, the report with data returned from the one or more databases in view of the query, using the individually chosen components, wherein the report identifies the selected dimension tree;
receiving a selection of the selected dimension tree identified in the report; and
in response to the selection of the selected dimension tree identified in the report, providing additional dimension trees associated with the selected dimension tree to populate the report with additional data from a corresponding additional dimension tree.

US Pat. No. 10,102,232

STORING STRUCTURED INFORMATION

SSH COMMUNICATIONS SECURI...

1. A method of managing a remote database for centrally storing configuration information for a plurality of hosts in a data network, the method comprising:receiving, by a network device separate from the hosts and comprising a processing unit configured to manage the remote database, configuration information comprising information about user information directories configured for a host;
preventing redundant database updates of configuration information comprising information about user information directories configured for the host stored in the remote central database by comparing, by the processing unit of the network device, a hash value computed over the received configuration information for the host to a hash value computed over a corresponding configuration information stored in the remote database for the host;
wherein the method further comprises one of:
causing, by the processing unit of the network device, update of at least a part of the stored configuration information in response to determining, by the processing unit of the network device, a difference in the hash values, and
keeping the stored configuration information in the remote database in response to determining, by the processing unit of the network device, that the hash values are equal.

US Pat. No. 10,102,227

IMAGE-BASED FACETED SYSTEM AND METHOD

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a computing device, an image gradient representation of each digital image of a plurality of digital images, the image gradient representation identifying a plurality of image gradients determined for the digital image;
building, by the computing device, a vocabulary of words using the image gradient representation of each digital image of the plurality of digital images;
determining, by the computing device and for each digital image of the plurality, a frequency of occurrence of each word, of the vocabulary of words, using the image gradient representation of the digital image;
generating, by the computing device and using the vocabulary, a probabilistic topic model comprising image-specific parameters for each digital image in the plurality of digital images and cluster-specific parameters for each cluster of a plurality of clusters;
assigning, by the computing device, each digital image from the plurality of digital images to a cluster of the plurality of clusters using the digital image's image-specific parameters, the frequency of occurrence of each word associated with the digital image and the probabilistic topic model, each cluster corresponding to a word in the vocabulary;
identifying, by the computing device and for each cluster of the plurality of clusters, a representative digital image for the cluster;
receiving, by the computing device, a digital image search request of a user;
generating, by the computing device, a set of words, from the vocabulary of words, for the received digital image;
identifying, via the computing device and using the set of words generated for the received image as a query, a number of representative digital images, each representative digital image of the number being representative of a cluster, of the plurality of clusters, associated with at least one word of the set of words generated for the received image; and
communicating, via the computing device, the number of representative digital images to the user for display on a device of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,102,220

ACTIVITY BASED ANALYTICS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of filtering data, the method comprising the steps of:a computer determining whether a first geo-hash has more characters than a second geo-hash, the first geo-hash being converted from first location information about a person who is specified by a first area of interest, the first location information extracted from first profile data that describes the person and being a first value of a first geospatial tag, and the second geo-hash being converted from second location information about the person, the second location information inferred by employing a model which is trained by historical data and which uses a k-nearest neighbor distance calculator, and the second location information being a second value of the first geospatial tag;
if the first geo-hash has more characters than the second geo-hash, the computer selecting the first geo-hash as an optimal geo-hash that specifies the first geospatial tag or if the second geo-hash has more characters than the first geo-hash, the computer selecting the second geo-hash as the optimal geo-hash that specifies the first geospatial tag;
based in part on the optimal geo-hash determined by whether the first or second geo-hash has more characters, the computer determining a first correlation between (1) the first geospatial tag and a second geospatial tag and (2) a third geospatial tag, wherein the second geospatial tag along with a first time and date stamp, and first contextual information specifying an activity is included in a first portion of a first group of metadata obtained from data extracted from streaming data and from data at rest, the activity being included in a domain of knowledge associated with law enforcement, and wherein the third geospatial tag is included in a second group of metadata obtained from the data extracted from the streaming data and from the data at rest;
the computer determining a second correlation between (1) the first time and date stamp and a second time and data stamp and (2) a third time and date stamp, wherein the second time and date stamp is included in a second portion of the first group of metadata, and wherein the third time and date stamp is included in the second group of metadata;
the computer determining a third correlation between (1) first and second contextual information and (2) third contextual information, wherein the first contextual information is included in the first portion of the first group of metadata, the second contextual information is included in the second portion of the first group of metadata, and the third contextual information is included in the second group of metadata;
based on the first, second, and third correlations, the computer determining a relationship between a first entity-metadata element specifying the person and a second entity-metadata element specifying a vehicle specified by a second area of interest, and between the person and the vehicle;
based on (1) the relationship between the first and second entity-metadata elements and between the person and the vehicle, and (2) the first, second, and third geospatial tags, the computer displaying representations of the first and second entity-metadata elements within a regular polygon that includes locations indicated by the first, second, and third geospatial tags;
the computer employing a hidden Markov model, which tracks the person and the vehicle;
the computer employing a support vector machine model, which classifies the activity;
the computer employing a frequent pattern growth algorithm, which identifies associations between the activity and one or more other persons;
the computer employing a Kohonen map, which determines a previously unknown activity of the person and the vehicle; and
based on the hidden Markov model, the support vector machine model, the frequent pattern growth algorithm, and the Kohonen map, the computer predicting another activity of the person.

US Pat. No. 10,102,218

FILE SYSTEM WITH PER-EXTENT CHECKSUMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer including a file system and configured to manage storage of and access to a plurality of file system objects of the file system on one or more storage devices, the computer comprising:a computer storage medium storing a data structure, for each file system object, comprising, for each extent of a plurality of extents of the respective file system object, an indication of a checksum algorithm applied to the extent selected from among a plurality of different checksum algorithms and a checksum value for the extent, allowing a first range of extents of a file system object to have a checksum algorithm different from a second range of extents in the file system object;
a processing system comprising a memory with computer program code for the file system stored in the memory that, when executed by the processing system, configures the processing system to provide an interface through which file system operations of accessing a file system object and changing a checksum algorithm can be invoked, the file system:
in response to receiving an invocation of the operation to change a checksum algorithm applied to a selected extent of a selected file system object to a selected new checksum algorithm:
receive data indicating the selected file system object, the selected extent and the selected new checksum algorithm from among the plurality of different checksum algorithms,
compute a checksum value for data read from storage for the selected extent using the selected new checksum algorithm, and
store, in the computer storage medium in the data structure for the selected extent, an indication of the selected new checksum algorithm and the computed checksum value for the selected extent, such that the selected extent has a different checksum algorithm than another extent in the file system object; and
in response to receiving, from an application, an invocation of the operation to access a selected file system object, for each extent of the file system object to be accessed;
access an indication of the checksum algorithm applied to the extent from the data structure for the extent stored in the computer storage medium,
apply the checksum algorithm, indicated in the data structure for the extent, to the data for the extent to compute a checksum value for the extent.

US Pat. No. 10,102,216

SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING RELATED DIGITAL ASSETS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An association system for associating digital assets, the system comprising:a processing device;
a first computer-readable storage medium portion in communication with the processing device, the first computer-readable storage medium portion comprising an association database of statements regarding a set of digital assets and associations between the digital assets in the set, wherein the association database is accessible to one or more third parties to verify one or more of the associations between the digital assets in the set, and wherein the digital assets are online assets that provide a service or content;
a second computer-readable storage medium portion in communication with the electronic device, wherein the second computer-readable storage medium portion comprises one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to:
receive electronic data comprising a statement, the statement being electronic information defining an association between a delegating digital asset and a receiving digital asset, wherein the association defines one or more characteristics that the delegating digital asset is able to delegate to the receiving digital asset,
determine whether the statement was made by an asset owner of the delegating digital asset by:
determining an asset type associated with the delegating digital asset, wherein the asset type categorizes the service or content provided by the delegating digital asset,
determining, based on the determined asset type, a permissible location for authorized statements that are made by the asset owner regarding the delegating digital asset, wherein the permissible location is in the received electronic data or in a central location referenced in the received electronic data, and
determining whether the statement is located in the permissible location, and
verify the statement when the statement was made by the asset owner of the delegating digital asset, wherein verifying the statement comprises:
adding an entry to the association database, and
storing in the entry an indication that the delegating digital asset grants the receiving digital asset the one or more characteristics;
not verify the statement when the statement was not made by the asset owner of the delegating digital asset.

US Pat. No. 10,102,199

CORPUS SPECIFIC NATURAL LANGUAGE QUERY COMPLETION ASSISTANT

1. A method for completing a question comprising:receiving, from a user, a question prefix representing a portion of a natural language question;
selecting, based on the question prefix, at least one index comprising a short text index or a question term index, the short text index comprising a plurality of text entries, each entry corresponding to an associated document, the question term index comprising a plurality of question entries, each entry corresponding to a partial question phrase;
searching the selected at least one index using the question prefix and retrieving a plurality of retrieved entries;
selecting a subset of the plurality of retrieved entries;
responsive to selecting the subset, creating a language model from the subset, the language model comprising a plurality of n-grams each with an n-gram probability;
creating a plurality of question completion suggestions based on the language model and the question prefix; and
causing presentation of the plurality of question completion suggestions to the user via a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,102,192

SUMMARIZATION AND PROCESSING OF EMAIL ON A CLIENT COMPUTING DEVICE BASED ON CONTENT CONTRIBUTION TO AN EMAIL THREAD USING WEIGHTING TECHNIQUES

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for automatically analyzing an email-thread and generating a content summary of the email-thread, the method comprising:identifying, by a computing device that executes an email application, the email-thread comprising email messages;
generating the content summary of the email-thread, by the computing device, based at least in part on:
(i) an email-weight assigned to each email message in the email-thread,
(ii) a word-weight assigned to certain words in each email message in the email-thread, and
(iii) an intersection-score assigned to identified intersecting sentence pairs selected from sentences in the email messages in the email-thread,
wherein the first sentence and the second sentence in a respective intersecting sentence pair have a set of words in common;
wherein the content summary of the email-thread is based on relative content contributions by one or more email messages in the email-thread; and
wherein the intersection-score for a respective intersecting sentence pair is based on:
(a) word-weights of the set of words in common belonging to the first sentence, weighted by the email-weight of the email message comprising the first sentence, and
(b) word-weights of the set of words in common belonging to the second sentence, weighted by the email-weight of the email message comprising the second sentence.

US Pat. No. 10,102,185

DIGITAL DOCUMENT INCLUDING REFERENCE PAGE NUMBERS AND FRACTIONAL PAGE NUMBERS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

7. A device comprising:a display;
a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory storing instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor, to:
retrieve a digital document including embedded reference page numbers that correspond to page numbers of a reference document corresponding to the digital document;
assign a fractional page number to each page to be rendered of the digital document based on characteristics of the display; and
render the digital document on the display including a reference page number and a fractional page number for each rendered page of the digital document such that the reference page number and the fractional page number indicate a portion of a page of the reference document, wherein to render the digital document is based on the characteristics of the display that change the amount of content that can fit on the display, and wherein the fractional page number is updated in response to the characteristics of the display being changed, and wherein the characteristics include at least one from the group of screen size, window size, font size, line spacing, form factor, and resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,102,182

INDICATORS OF TEXT CONTINUITY

Beeline Reader, Inc., Wo...

1. A system for formatting text to assist a user in reading text, the system comprising:a display device;
one or more computers coupled to the display device and configured to perform operations comprising:
determining that one or more formatting settings stored on the one or more computers include an assistive setting that determines how one or more particular appearance attributes will be changed when formatting text for display on the display device;
receiving input text after the determining of the assistive setting;
formatting the input text according to the assistive setting to produce output text for display on the display device as successive lines of output text ending at respective line breaks, wherein the formatting includes setting attribute values for the output text according to the assistive setting so that the successive lines of output text all have a continuity of appearance with respect to the particular appearance attributes across the line breaks separating the lines of text, and so that the successive lines of output text all have no continuity of appearance with respect to the particular appearance attributes between respective adjacent beginning portions of successive lines of output text; and
presenting each formatted successive line of output text on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,102,176

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RAPID SWITCHING OF HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS WITH A SPEED LIMITED BUS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for enabling rapid transactions over a speed limited bus, comprising:causing a component to operate according to a first signaling protocol;
pre-loading a series of parameters into the component, the series of parameters comprising parameters selected for use in one or more operations to be performed by the component;
enabling a second signaling protocol on the component, the second signaling protocol being different from the first signaling protocol and comprising a simplified signaling protocol having a reduced transaction overhead for the one or more operations to be performed by the component relative to that of the first signaling protocol;
causing the component to perform the one or more operations with the series of parameters, based on the second signaling protocol, while enabling the one or more operations according to the first signaling protocol; and
upon completion of the one or more operations, disabling the second signaling protocol, and causing the component to operate according to the first signaling protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,102,172

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A SINGLE PASS COMPILATION FOR SYSTEMS WITH DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE LOGIC BLOCKS

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A method for designing a system on a target device, comprising:generating a timing netlist that reflects timing delays and timing relationships of a base configuration of a block in the system and a target configuration of the block in the system, wherein the base configuration of the block and the target configuration of the block implement different functionalities; and
performing synthesis, placement, and routing on the system implemented on the target device in response to the timing netlist, wherein the block is reconfigurable from the base configuration to the target configuration during runtime of the system.

US Pat. No. 10,102,161

MICROCOMPUTER

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A microcomputer, comprising:a central processing unit;
a data transfer apparatus; and
a storage apparatus,
wherein the storage apparatus stores a transfer information set that includes transfer mode information and address information, the address information representing at least one of a transfer source, a transfer destination, and a manipulation target,
wherein the data transfer apparatus includes a plurality of register files each including a mode register storing the transfer mode information, an address register to which the address information is transferred, and a status register representing information specifying the transfer information set,
wherein the data transfer apparatus checks the information of the status register, to determine whether to use the transfer information set held in the register files or to read the transfer information set from the storage apparatus and to rewrite a prescribed one of the register files,
wherein the data transfer apparatus performs data transfer based on the transfer information set stored in one of the register files,
wherein in checking the information of the status register, the data transfer apparatus compares an interrupt vector number, which is provided to the data transfer apparatus, with a vector number held in the status register in each of the register files.

US Pat. No. 10,102,147

PHASED BASED DISTRIBUTED LRU FOR SHARED CACHE SYSTEMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of computing nodes, each computing node comprising a processor and a local cache;
a shared cache that is accessible to the computing nodes, the shared cache having a plurality of ownership areas, each ownership area comprising cache objects owned by one of the computing nodes;
each computing node comprising, in the local cache, a first data record indicative of relative temporal proximity of most recent access of each cache object owned by that computing node;
each computing node comprising, in the local cache, a second data record indicative of access by that computing node to cache objects owned by others of the computing nodes;
each computing node comprising logic that distributes at least some access information from the second data record to the other computing nodes; and
each computing node comprising logic that updates the first data record based on access information from second data records received from the other computing nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,102,132

DATA TRANSFER IN A MULTIPROCESSOR USING A SHARED CACHE MEMORY

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A cache memory system, comprising:a plurality of control sections, wherein each of the plurality of control sections includes a cache unit;
a shared cache section configured to connect to the plurality of control sections via a bus, wherein the shared cache section includes a tag storage section, a tag control section, and a data storage section, and wherein the tag storage section includes a plurality of entries each including a tag address;
a main memory section configured to connect to the shared cache section, wherein the main memory section includes a first-in first-out (FIFO) storage region and a reference number storage region;
circuitry configured to:
find, based on a comparison of a first address segment of an access address with the tag address included in at least one entry of the plurality of entries, an entry of the plurality of entries having the tag address that matches the first address segment; and
invalidate the found entry in a read access, wherein the found entry is invalidated after the read access based on a determination that a remaining number of times for reference included in the found entry is equal to one; and
a region designation register configured to designate a specific region in the cache memory system, wherein, upon an execution of a write access, the tag control section is configured to store data to be written in the write access into an external memory based on a determination that the access address belongs to the specific region and the remaining number of times for reference is greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,102,084

DECOUPLED MAINTENANCE AND REPOSITORY SYNCHRONIZATION ERROR DETECTION

GitHub, Inc., San Franci...

1. A system for maintaining a repository replication system, comprising:an interface to:
receive a request to modify a repository, wherein the repository comprises repository copies; and
a processor to:
determine whether modifying the repository resulted in an indication of an error, wherein the indication of the error is based at least in part on a plurality of checksums, wherein a checksum of the plurality of checksums is associated with a repository copy of the repository copies, wherein a number of the plurality of checksums corresponds to N, and wherein the plurality of checksums includes one checksum for each node in the repository; and
in response to a determination that modifying the repository resulted in the indication of the error:
queue a repair request to repair the error to a repair job queue, the repair job queue being separate from the repository;
execute a repair process to repair the error associated with the repair request, wherein executing the repair process occurs asynchronously to queuing the error request;
determine whether all the plurality of checksums have the same value; and
in response to a determination that all the plurality of checksums do not have the same value:
determine whether a majority of the plurality of checksums have the same value and at least one checksum of the plurality of checksums does not have the same value, the at least one checksum corresponding to at least one repository copy that is being repaired, wherein a number of the majority of the plurality of checksums corresponds to less than N; and
in response to a determination that the majority of the plurality of checksums have the same value and the at least one checksum of the plurality of checksums does not have the same value, indicate that modifying the repository was successful and continue to operate the repository.

US Pat. No. 10,102,078

MINIMIZING A FOOTPRINT OF INCREMENTAL BACKUPS

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method for performing a backup operation, the method comprising:identifying blocks on a storage device that have changed since a previous backup operation by a processor;
identifying blocks of the storage device that are being used to store data by the processor, wherein unused blocks do not store data that needs to be included in the backup operation;
comparing the changed blocks with the used blocks by the processor, wherein the comparison identifies at least blocks that have changed and are unused at a time of the backup operation; and
backing up blocks that are both used and that have changed since the previous backup operation by the processor, wherein the blocks that have changed and are unused at the time of the backup operation are not included in the backup operation.

US Pat. No. 10,102,053

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING AND DISPLAYING SITE SAFETY METRICS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method comprising:assigning a respective risk index value to each of a plurality of devices;
storing the respective risk index value of each of the plurality of devices in a memory device;
identifying some of the plurality of devices as in fault;
retrieving, from the memory device, the respective risk index value of each of the some of the plurality of devices;
prioritizing respective faults of the some of the plurality of devices based on the respective risk index value of each of the some of the plurality of devices;
identifying a default recipient and a default communication medium;
determining whether associated levels of the default recipient and the default communication medium are appropriate or inappropriate for a highest respective risk index value of the some of the plurality of devices;
when the associated levels are inappropriate, escalating or de-escalating the default recipient and the default communication medium to a second recipient and a second communication medium appropriate for the highest respective risk index value of the some of plurality of devices and transmitting a first notification message indicative of the respective faults of the some of the plurality of devices as prioritized to the second recipient using the second communication medium; and
when the associated levels are appropriate, transmitting the first notification message indicative of the respective faults of the some of the plurality of devices as prioritized to the default recipient using the default communication medium.

US Pat. No. 10,102,009

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING FUNCTIONALITY OF A CONFIGURATION MANAGER COMPUTER ASSOCIATION TOOL TO AN OPERATING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT COMPUTER ASSOCIATION PROCESS

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:processing an Operating System Deployment (OSD) functionality of a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in a configuration tool to configure a server, wherein a Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE Boot) SCCM collection associates a Media Address Control (MAC) address with at least one of a Systems Management Server Unique Identifier and a Resource ID in the SCCM collection, wherein the associating comprises associating the MAC address with a series of OSD Task Sequencer (TS) variables which identify processes to run in a Task Sequencer in order to configure a server and generating the Systems Management Server Unique Identifier and the Resource ID;
configuring the SCCM to associate with a specific OSD Task Sequence including the series of OSC TS variables;
booting from a Network Interface Card (NIC) that has an associated MAC address, using the PXE, wherein the PXE boot process then hands the operation over to the designated OSD Task Sequencer;
partitioning and formatting at least a drive based on at least one selected TS variable; and
installing an operating system as designated by the at least one selected TS variable.

US Pat. No. 10,101,957

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE FOR IMAGE PROJECTION, IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An image processing device that performs image processing on image data for projecting into a projection area located above at least one seat having a front side and a rear side, said device comprising:a memory that at least temporarily stores the image data; and
an image processor that specifies a certain area that is part of the projection area and extends from an end of the rear side of the projection area, and corrects the image data so as to satisfy a certain condition on the basis of the specification of the certain area,
wherein the certain condition is that a correction amount A for brightness of an image data portion to be projected into the certain area and a correction amount B for brightness of an image data portion of the front side with respect to the rear side in the projection area satisfy a relation A

US Pat. No. 10,101,902

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OBSCURING TEXT IN A CONVERSATION

Glu Mobile Inc., San Fra...

1. A method, comprising:at a first electronic device with a touch-sensitive display:
receiving a message from a second electronic device, the message comprising an original multi-word first text;
displaying a first representation of the original multi-word first text in accordance with a text effect in a messaging application; and
in response to a user input with respect to the first representation in the form of a tap gesture on the touch-sensitive display, wherein the tap gesture is directly on the first representation:
transiently replacing the displayed first representation with a display of the original multi-word first text for a predetermined time period, and
without further user intervention, upon completion of the predetermined time period, restoring display of the first representation.

US Pat. No. 10,101,851

DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED TOUCH SCREEN AND FINGERPRINT SENSOR

IDEX ASA, Fornebu (NO)

1. A display device comprising an integral touch screen and fingerprint sensor over the display and comprising:a substrate;
a driver chip;
a bottom layer above the substrate and comprising a plurality of substantially parallel drive lines that are coupled to the driver chip;
an OLED injector layer above the bottom layer;
an OLED emissive layer above the OLED injector layer; and
a top layer above the OLED emissive layer and comprising a plurality of substantially parallel pickup lines formed from transparent conductors,
wherein the OLED emissive layer is in contact with the pickup lines,
wherein each location where a pickup line overlaps a drive line forms a fingerprint sensor pixel, and
wherein the touch screen comprises a high resolution touch screen and each individual pixel of the display device corresponds to an individual fingerprint sensor pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,101,839

DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate including a first region on which a plurality of organic light emitting elements are arranged and a second region which surrounds the first region;
a sealing film which covers the first substrate;
a resin layer which covers the sealing film;
a second substrate which covers the resin layer;
a plurality of touch electrodes which are arranged between the sealing film and the second substrate;
a plurality of first electrodes which are arranged between the sealing film and the second substrate and are electrically connected to the plurality of touch electrodes; and
a plurality of second electrodes which are arranged between the sealing film and the first substrate and are electrically connected to a drive circuit configured to drive the plurality of organic light emitting elements, wherein
the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes are arranged on the second region, and
each of the plurality of first electrodes includes a side surface covered with the resin layer, a bottom surface covered with the sealing film, and an upper surface covered with the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,101,834

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate comprising:a data line layer which includes a plurality of first touch electrodes;
a common electrode layer which includes a plurality of second touch electrodes which are arranged to insulate from and cross the first touch electrodes; and
a first switch signal line,
wherein each first touch electrode includes a plurality of data lines and a plurality of first switch elements, a control terminal of each first switch element is connected to the first switch signal line, a first terminal of the first switch element is connected to one data line in the first touch electrode, a second terminal of the first switch element is connected to another data line in the first touch electrode and the first terminal of the first switch element is directly connected to a second terminal of an adjacent first switch element, so that all of the data lines in the first touch electrode are electrically connected to each other upon the first switch element being turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,101,831

TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING DATA BETWEEN DEVICES WITH VARYING DISPLAY CHARACTERISTICS

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computing device comprising:at least one processor;
a camera;
a touch-sensitive display screen; and
a memory device including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
identify digital content associated with a digital item using image data from the camera, at least one object recognition process, and sector data corresponding to a first representation of one or more images displayed by a proximate computing device;
display the digital content by the touch-sensitive display screen;
determine, based at least in part on the image data, a location of the proximate computing device relative to the computing device;
authenticate the proximate computing device;
receive input data including a gesture performed on the touch-sensitive display screen, the gesture including a touch contact corresponding to the digital content and a swiping motion on a surface of the touch-sensitive display screen;
determine that the swiping motion is in a direction toward the location of the proximate computing device; and
send information corresponding to one or more display characteristics associated with the one or more images to the proximate computing device, the information causing the proximate computing device to display a second representation of the one or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,101,830

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION ACCORDING TO FLOATING INPUT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device performing an operation according to a floating input, the electronic device comprising:a user input device;
a display configured to display a user interface; and
at least one processor configured to:
detect a first floating input by the user input device in a first floating area corresponding to a first preset distance in a vertical direction from the display,
perform a first operation associated with the first floating area in response to a detection of the first floating input,
detect a second floating input by the user input device in a second floating area corresponding to a second preset distance in the vertical direction from the display, and
perform a second operation associated with the second floating area in response to a detection of the second floating input,
wherein the first preset distance of the first floating area is different from the second preset distance of the second floating area, and
wherein the first operation corresponding to the first floating area is different from the second operation corresponding to the second floating area.

US Pat. No. 10,101,814

PERCEPTIONS IN A HAPTIC SYSTEM

Ultrahaptics IP Ltd., Br...

1. A method comprising:i) producing, by a mid-air haptic feedback system, an acoustic field from a transducer array having known relative positions and orientations produced;
ii) defining at least one control point having a known spatial relationship relative to the transducer array;
iii) assigning an amplitude to the control point; and
iv) moving the at least one control point within the acoustic field to create a control region having predetermined mid-air haptic effects.

US Pat. No. 10,101,811

ALGORITHM IMPROVEMENTS IN A HAPTIC SYSTEM

Ultrahaptics IP Ltd., Br...

1. A method comprising:i) a mid-air haptic feedback system producing an acoustic field from a transducer array having known relative positions and orientations;
ii) the mid-air haptic feedback system defining a plurality of control points wherein each of the plurality of control points has a known spatial relationship relative to the transducer array and has a control point activation coefficient;
iii) the mid-air haptic feedback system calculating a complex wave field sample matrix at a plurality of control point positions of a first index;
iv) the mid-air haptic feedback system actuating at control point positions of a second index preset amplitude and zero phase offset control points;
v) the mid-air haptic feedback system calculating an eigenvector based on the complex wave field sample matrix; and
vi) the mid-air haptic feedback system adjusting the eigenvector to represent a plurality of control point activation coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,101,810

DEVICE FEEDBACK AND INPUT VIA HEATING AND COOLING

1. A mobile device comprising:a display comprising a plurality of layers, wherein the plurality of layers comprises a first layer comprising a touchscreen and a second layer comprising a thermoelectric display, wherein the thermoelectric display comprises an array of thermoelectric devices;
a processor; and
memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
prompting, via a user interface presented on the display, a user to position the mobile device in a location,
acquiring a temperature reading from the thermoelectric display while the mobile device is in the location,
associating the temperature reading with the location in a temperature classifier,
storing the temperature classifier in a database, wherein the database stores a plurality of temperature classifiers,
detecting a temperature change in at least a portion of the array of thermoelectric devices of the thermoelectric display,
in response to detecting the temperature change, acquiring a further temperature reading from the thermoelectric display,
comparing the further temperature reading to the plurality of temperature classifiers stored in the database,
determining, based upon comparing the further temperature reading to the plurality of temperature classifiers stored in the database, that the temperature classifier corresponds to the further temperature reading,
determining, based upon the temperature classifier corresponding to the further temperature reading, that the mobile device is in the location, and
outputting the location to an application that is executable by the processor to perform a function based upon the mobile device being in the location.

US Pat. No. 10,101,808

ATTENTION-BASED TRADING DISPLAY FOR PROVIDING USER-CENTRIC INFORMATION UPDATES

Trading Technologies Inte...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored thereon, which when executed by a processor cause the processor to carry out acts comprising:display market data on a display unit of a trading device, the market data having a first portion and second portion;
detect gaze position data for a user with a sensor of a tracking mechanism of the trading device, wherein the gaze position data represents the user's gaze with respect to the display unit;
determine a user focus area of the display unit based on a field of foveal vision for the user and the gaze position data with a gaze control application of the trading device, wherein the user focus area is associated with the first portion of the market data, wherein the second portion of the market data is associated with a second area of the display unit;
assign in response to determining the user focus area, a first priority to the first portion of the market data associated with the user focus area and a second priority to the second portion of the market data associated with the second area with a display manager of the trading device, wherein the first priority is higher than the second priority;
modify a first rate of updating, prior to being displayed in the user focus area, the market data in the first portion with the display manager of the trading device, wherein the first rate of updating is modified based on the assigned first priority;
modify a second rate of updating, prior to being displayed in the second area, the market data in the second portion with the display manager of the trading device, wherein the second rate of updating is modified based on the assigned second priority, wherein the first rate of updating is faster than the second rate of updating; and
display the market data in the first portion and the market data in the second portion according to the respective first rate of updating and second rate of updating.

US Pat. No. 10,101,806

TELEVISION SET AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING VISUAL HEIGHT OF TELEVISION SET

1. A television set connected to at least one sensor and a height adjusting apparatus, the television set comprising:a processor;
a storage device coupled to the processor and configured to store instructions for execution by the processor to cause television set to:
transmit a first control signal to the sensor to control the sensor to detect personal data of a user when the television set being turned on, wherein the personal data of the user comprises location information of the user, a watching mode of the user, and a visual angle and a neck deviation angle of the user;
receive the personal data detected by the sensor;
calculate a proper visual height of the television set, according to the personal data received from the sensor; and
transmit a second control signal to the height adjusting apparatus to control the height adjusting apparatus so that the visual height of the television set is adjusted to be at the proper visual height;
wherein the location information of the user comprises a distance between eyes of the user and the center of a screen of the television set, a height between the eyes of the user and a seat the user is sitting on, and a posture height of the user; the posture height of the user being equal to the height of a seat if the user is sitting on the seat watching the television set; the posture height of the user being equal to the height of a bed if the user is lying in the bed watching the television set; and the posture height of the user being equal to the height of the horizontal plane the user is standing on if the user is standing on the horizontal plane watching the television set.

US Pat. No. 10,101,803

DYNAMIC SWITCHING AND MERGING OF HEAD, GESTURE AND TOUCH INPUT IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:displaying an immersive virtual environment including a plurality of virtual objects, each of the plurality of virtual objects being selectable and manipulatable in response to a plurality of input modes;
detecting a first input implementing a first input mode of the plurality of input modes;
selecting a first virtual object of the plurality of virtual objects, in response to the first input, and setting an active focus on the selected first virtual object for manipulation in the virtual environment;
detecting a second input implementing a second input mode of the plurality of input modes;
manipulating at least one virtual element of the first virtual object in response to the second input while the active focus is maintained on the first virtual object;
detecting a third input implementing a third input mode of the plurality of input modes;
comparing a priority value of the third input mode and a priority value of the first input mode; and
based on the comparison, releasing the active focus on the first virtual object and shifting the active focus to a second virtual object of the plurality of virtual objects, or maintaining the active focus on the first virtual object, in response to the third input.

US Pat. No. 10,101,798

REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN A SERVER CLUSTER

VMWare, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method comprising:recommending host system power-on when there is a host system in a server cluster of host systems whose utilization is above a target utilization, and
recommending host system power-off when there is a host system in the server cluster whose utilization is below the target utilization,
wherein recommending host system power-on includes calculating of powering on a standby host system with respect to reducing the number of highly-utilized host systems in the server cluster, with the impact of powering on calculated by simulating moving some virtual machines from highly-utilized host systems to the standby host system being recommended to be powered-on, including iterating through standby host systems, for each respective standby host system, by invoking a software module, which supports virtual machine resource constraints, in a “what-if” mode assuming the respective standby host system was powered on and quantifying an impact of powering on the respective standby host system,wherein recommending host system power-off includes calculating impact of powering off a host system with respect to decreasing the number of less-utilized host systems in the server cluster, with the impact of powering off calculated by simulating moving all virtual machines from the host system, which is being recommended to be powered-off, to less-utilized host systems, including iterating through powered-on host systems, for each respective powered-on host system, by invoking the software module in the “what-if” mode assuming the respective powered-on host system was powered-off and quantifying an impact of powering off the respective powered-on host system; whereincalculating the impact of powering on includes computing for the server cluster a sum based on a distance above the target utilization for each host system in the server cluster above the target utilization and then comparing the sum for the server cluster without the host system powered-on with the sum calculated for the server cluster with the host system powered-on under a simulation.

US Pat. No. 10,101,793

RAISE GESTURE DETECTION IN A DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for detecting a raise gesture in a wrist-wearable device, the method comprising:obtaining, at a motion coprocessor in the wrist-wearable device, a set of motion-sensor data samples from an internal motion sensor of the wrist-wearable device, the set of motion-sensor data samples corresponding to a time interval;
determining, by the motion coprocessor, based on the set of motion-sensor data samples, a starting pose corresponding to a beginning of the time interval;
selecting, by the motion coprocessor, based at least in part on the starting pose, a set of criteria for identifying a possible raise gesture using the set of motion-sensor data samples;
identifying, by the motion coprocessor, the possible raise gesture based at least in part on whether the set of motion-sensor data samples satisfies the selected set of criteria;
waking, by the motion coprocessor, an applications processor of the wrist-wearable device from a sleep state in response to identifying the possible raise gesture;
identifying, by the motion coprocessor, a detected raise gesture in the event that the identified possible raise gesture is followed by at least a minimum period of dwell time in a focus pose; and
activating a display of the wrist-wearable device in response to identifying the detected raise gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,101,792

CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSOR CONFIGURATION INCLUDING AN ANTENNA GROUND PLANE

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:a transport control interface comprising one or more illuminable buttons;
one or more speakers;
an audio stage comprising one or more amplifiers configured to drive the one or more speakers;
a capacitive proximity sensor configured to detect physical movement in the horizontal plane via an electrode, the electrode comprising a radio frequency (RF) antenna;
a network interface coupled to the RF antenna;
one or more processors;
a housing carrying the one or more speakers, the audio stage, the capacitive proximity sensor, and the network interface, wherein the transport control interface is arranged on an exterior surface of the housing;
data storage having stored therein instructions executable by the one or more processors to cause the playback device to perform functions comprising:
detecting, via the capacitive proximity sensor, a physical movement;
in response to detecting the physical movement, illuminating the one or more illuminable buttons of the transport control interface;
detecting, via the transport control interface, an input indicating a command to play back audio content; and
in response to the input indicating the command to play back audio content, playing back the audio content via the one or more speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,101,790

LOAD SELECTION FOR RECEIVING POWER FROM A BATTERY MODULE

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A system comprising:a host device, coupled to a data center, to:
determine that a battery module is below a full charge;
prioritize multiple loads within the data center in real-time; and
based on the prioritization of the multiple loads within the data center, select a subset of loads that should receive power from the battery module; and
the battery module, coupled to the host device, to deliver the power to the selected subset of loads.

US Pat. No. 10,101,752

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING HETEROGENEOUS HYDROCARBON EXTRACTOR SYSTEMS FOR HYDROCARBON WELLS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for evaluating hydrocarbon extractor types, the method comprising:mapping input data to hierarchical equipment model of classes representing hydrocarbon extractor type, subtype, and property of heterogeneous hydrocarbon extractor types, the hierarchical equipment model in a format that facilitates a multi-factor comparison;
consolidating data of heterogeneous hydrocarbon extractor types from disparate sources into the hierarchical equipment model;
creating linked data between different data pieces from the mapping results;
receiving a query regarding suitability of one or more hydrocarbon extractor types for a particular well;
extracting, from a rule library having a plurality of rules, a hierarchical equipment rule set arranged by hydrocarbon extractor type, subtype, and property classes and hierarchical well feature rule set arranged by a plurality of well feature categories;
applying at least a portion of the hierarchical equipment rule set and at least a portion of the hierarchical well feature rule set in the rules engine to perform a multi-factor comparison on at least a portion of the hierarchical equipment model to generate results;
providing in the results a respective score for one or more respective hydrocarbon extractor types for determining a hydrocarbon extractor type suitable for the particular well;
displaying the results to a user as at least one of a table and a graphical visualization.

US Pat. No. 10,101,750

METHODS AND APPARATUS OF TRACKING MOVING TARGETS FROM AIR VEHICLES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:in response to an estimated speed and an estimated location of a moving target, determining a detectability zone surrounding the moving target; and
causing an air vehicle to follow the moving target outside of the detectability zone including:
1) determining a reference location of the air vehicle relative to the estimated location of the moving target, the reference location being outside of the detectability zone; and
2) determining a guidance reference to cause the air vehicle to follow the moving target.

US Pat. No. 10,101,737

REMOTE OPERATION SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND REMOTE OPERATION APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A remote operation system including: a remote operation apparatus; and a vehicle, which is an operation target of the remote operation apparatus, wherein both of the remote operation apparatus and the vehicle are capable of communicate with each other,the remote operation apparatus comprises:
an imager configured to successively photograph an operator of the remote operation apparatus;
a generator configured to generate operator information, which is information about the operator and which includes images of the operator outputted from the imager; and
a controller configured to generate control information, which is information for remotely operating the vehicle, and to transmit the control information and the operator information to the vehicle, and
the vehicle comprises:
a vehicle controller configured to control the vehicle on the basis of the transmitted control information; and
a displayer configured to display images based on the transmitted operator information.

US Pat. No. 10,101,726

AUTONOMOUS CONTROL SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An autonomous control system, comprising:a numerical control device configured to perform machining operation by driving control of an item in a machining tool based on a machining program; and
an external device configured to operate interlocking with the machining operation of the machining tool,
the numerical control device comprising:
a configuration data storing unit configured to store configuration data representing configuration of the item;
a machining program looking-ahead processing unit configured to generate item disposition data including disposition of the item in the machining tool of the machining tool and holding time for the disposition of the item, based on the machining program and the configuration data; and
a data output unit configured to output the item disposition data; and
the external device comprising:
a work information storing unit configured to store (i) space data including information of work space occupied and (ii) work time required when the external device works, wherein the space data and the work time are stored in association with each other;
an interference determination processing unit configured to command start of operation of the external device at time when the operation of the external device does not interfere with the item driven in the machining tool, based on the item disposition data output by the data output unit, the space data, and the work time; and a program execution unit configured to start the operation of the external device based on the command from the interference determination processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,101,724

LASER MACHINING ROBOT

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A laser machining robot comprising:a manipulator;
a robot controller for controlling operation of the manipulator;
a laser machining head mounted to the manipulator and emitting a laser beam, and
a first cable connecting the manipulator to the robot controller for operating the manipulator,
wherein the laser machining head includes a servomotor for changing the radiation position of the laser beam, and drive of the servomotor is controlled by the robot controller, and
wherein the manipulator includes a wrist part for mounting the laser machining head,
the wrist part includes a first wrist arm, a second wrist arm, and a wrist flange,
the laser machining head is rotatably mounted to the wrist flange,
the wrist flange is rotatably mounted to the second wrist arm,
the second wrist arm is rotatably mounted to the first wrist arm,
the first wrist arm, the second wrist arm, and the wrist flange include a hollow part,
the laser machining robot further includes a motor control line connecting the servomotor to the robot controller for controlling the servomotor, the motor control line comprising a power supply line for supplying drive power of the servomotor and a signal line for transmitting signals of a motor encoder, and
the motor control line extends through the hollow part provided in the first wrist arm, the second wrist arm, and the wrist flange, and
a cooling water hose connected to the laser machining head for supplying and discharging cooling water,
wherein a diameter of the cooling water hose on a side of the laser machining head is smaller than a diameter of the cooling water hose on an omosite side of the laser machining head.

US Pat. No. 10,101,716

AUTONOMOUS, DISTRIBUTED, RULE-BASED INTELLIGENCE

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
receiving an initial system profile, wherein the initial system profile includes independent operational rules for a plurality of network devices for maintaining operational conditions, and wherein the plurality of network devices includes at least a first control device, a sensor device, and a second control device;
operating the plurality of network devices independently from one another according to the initial system profile;
receiving sensor data from at least the sensor device;
comparing the sensor data with one or more reference values;
generating an updated system profile for operation of the plurality of network devices, wherein generating the updated system profile includes:
determining that a network device is malfunctioning based on the comparison of the sensor data with the one or more reference values, and
establishing updated operational rules for the first control device and the second control device to compensate for the malfunctioning of the network device to maintain operational conditions in accordance with the initial system profile, wherein the updated operational rules for the first control device and the second control device correspond to the updated system profile; and
transmitting the updated system profile, wherein receiving the updated system profile at the plurality of network devices facilitates independent operation of the plurality of network devices according to the updated system profile.

US Pat. No. 10,101,714

WELL FLUID EXCHANGE FLOW CONTROL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A method, comprising:determining an occurrence of an event associated with a well fluid exchange in a well using an electronic controller and sensor associated with a well screen assembly surrounding production tubing in the well; and
in response to the determining, sending a signal to an actuator of a valve to pierce a fluid barrier to change a flow between an interior and an exterior of the well screen assembly, wherein the fluid barrier seals against flow between a center bore of the production tubing and the interior of the well screen assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,101,710

ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic timepiece comprising:a clock circuit which counts a current date and time;
a memory storing a daylight saving time implementation rule set for each of a plurality of areas; and
a processor configured to execute a program stored in a memory to perform operations including:
selectively setting, as a daylight saving time application setting, one of (i) an automatic mode to implement or not implement daylight saving time according to the daylight saving time implementation rule set for each of the plurality of areas stored in the memory, and (ii) a manual mode to locally change the daylight saving time implementation rule for an area so as to manually implement or manually not implement daylight saving time in the area according to a user input; and
a local time acquisition process to acquire a local time at a current position, the local time acquisition process comprising:
determining whether the automatic mode or the manual mode is set as the daylight saving time application setting;
when the manual mode is set as the daylight saving time application setting:
determining whether the current position is within the same area as a previous position at which the local time was acquired, the area being a range in which the local time is the same;
changing the manual mode to the automatic mode when the current position is determined not to be within the same area as the previous position; and
acquiring the local time at the current position while applying the locally changed daylight saving time implementation rule in the manual mode so as to manually implement or manually not implement daylight saving time in the area according to the user input, when the current position is determined to be within the same area as the previous position; and
when the automatic mode is set as the daylight saving time application setting, acquiring the local time at the current position while implementing or not implementing daylight saving time in the automatic mode according to the daylight saving time implementation rule stored in the memory for the current position.

US Pat. No. 10,101,696

FIXING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A fixing apparatus comprising:a heating rotator which generates heat with an induced current;
an excitation coil arranged outside the heating rotator,
a pressure roller which rotates with paper being held between the pressure roller and the heating rotator, the paper having a toner image developed thereon; and
a relative position changer which changes a relative position of the excitation coil and the heating rotator to a first relative position when the toner image is being fixed to the paper and to a second relative position when the toner image is not being fixed to the paper,
in a cross-section perpendicular to a rotation axis of the heating rotator, a distance from a point closest to the pressure roller in an outer circumferential surface of the heating rotator to the excitation coil being shorter at the second relative position than at the first relative position.

US Pat. No. 10,101,694

FIXING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A PLURALITY OF HEATERS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A fixing device comprising:a first heater including:
a first glass tube elongated in an elongated direction and having one end in the elongated direction;
a first heating body disposed inside the first glass tube; and
a first lead portion protruding from the one end of the first glass tube and electrically connected to the first heating body;
a second heater including:
a second glass tube elongated in the elongated direction and having one end in the elongated direction;
a second heating body disposed inside the second glass tube; and
a second lead portion protruding from the one end of the second glass tube and electrically connected to the second heating body, the first heater and the second heater being arrayed in a first array direction;
a frame including a first fixing surface and a second fixing surface;
a first terminal member having a plate shape and including:
a first plate-shaped portion extending in the first array direction and including:
a first connection portion to which the first lead portion is fixed, the first connection portion being electrically connected to the first lead portion; and
a first fixed portion fixed to the first fixing surface; and
a second terminal member having a plate shape and including:
a second plate-shaped portion extending in the first array direction and including a second fixed portion fixed to the second fixing surface, and
a third plate-shaped portion bent from the second plate-shaped portion in a prescribed direction crossing the first array direction, the third plate-shaped portion including
a second connection portion to which the second lead portion is fixed, the second connection portion being electrically connected to the second lead portion; and
the first fixed portion and the second fixed portion being arrayed in a second array direction, the first array direction being inclined relative to the second array direction when viewed in the elongated direction.

US Pat. No. 10,101,693

FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A fixing device comprising:a heat roller configured to heat a conveyed sheet;
a first heat generating body provided in the heat roller and configured to generate heat in a vicinity of a center in a longitudinal direction of the heat roller;
a second heat generating body provided in the heat roller and configured to generate heat in vicinities of both ends in the longitudinal direction of the heat roller;
a power adjuster configured to apply, in a process of image formation, thinning control to electric energy supplied to the second heat generating body only and not to apply thinning control to electric energy supplied to the first heat generating body; and
a controller configured to control the power adjuster to adjust a thinning amount of electric power to be larger as a cumulative value of continuous sheet conveyance time is larger.

US Pat. No. 10,101,685

DEVELOPING CARTRIDGE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A developing cartridge, comprising:a developing roller configured to be rotatable about a rotation axis extending in a first direction;
a supply roller configured to be rotatable, to supply the developer to the developing roller and contacting the developing roller; and
a housing configured to store the developer,
the housing comprising:
a first container unit configured to contain the developing roller and the supply roller; and
a second container unit configured to store the developer therein and to be disposed adjacent to the first container unit on one side in a second direction which is perpendicular to the first direction,
wherein the housing further comprises:
a pair of first walls disposed to be spaced from each other in the first direction;
a second wall configured to connect the pair of first walls in the first direction;
a conveying rib to protrude from the second wall to an outside of the housing, and configured to guide conveying of a recording medium; and
a pair of engagement parts protruding from the second wall to the outside of the housing in a direction in which the conveying rib protrudes, and to restrict movement of the housing when the pair of engagement parts engage with an external member,
wherein:
the second wall extends in the second direction to form the first container unit and the second container unit;
the pair of engagement parts are disposed closer to the second container unit in the second direction than a rotation center of the supply roller;
a tip end of the conveying rib is positioned on an opposite side of an outer surface of the second wall with respect to each of tip ends of the pair of engagement parts;
an agitating member is disposed in the second container unit and is configured to be rotatable with respect to the housing; and
the pair of engagement parts are disposed, in the second direction, between the first container unit and a rotation center of the agitating member.

US Pat. No. 10,101,677

INSPECTION APPARATUS FOR MEASURING PROPERTIES OF A TARGET STRUCTURE, METHODS OF OPERATING AN OPTICAL SYSTEM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DEVICES

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An inspection apparatus for measuring properties of a target structure on a substrate, the apparatus comprising:a substrate support configured to support the substrate;
an optical system configured to illuminate the target structure with radiation and collect diffracted radiation from the target structure, the optical system comprising imaging optics and an image sensor, the imaging optics comprising a liquid lens and a controller; and
a positioning system configured to move one or both of the optical system and the substrate support so as to position an individual target structure relative to the optical system so that the imaging optics uses a portion of the diffracted radiation to form an image of the target structure on the image sensor during an image acquisition interval,
wherein the controller is configured to receive a feedback signal and a feed-forward predictive signal, the feed-forward predictive signal being based on a sensor or calculation, that are used by the controller to control the liquid lens to compensate for residual movement to keep the image stationary during the image acquisition interval while also allowing for relative movement between the optical system and the target structure during the image acquisition.

US Pat. No. 10,101,676

SPECTROSCOPIC BEAM PROFILE OVERLAY METROLOGY

1. A metrology system comprising:a multiple wavelength illumination source configured to provide a beam of illumination light having multiple wavelengths and a two-dimensional beam intensity cross-section;
a beam shaping element configured to reshape the beam of illumination light such that the reshaped beam of illumination light has a beam intensity cross-section that is approximately one dimensional and is characterized by a length dimension;
a high numerical aperture (NA) objective configured to receive the reshaped beam of illumination light and illuminate an overlay metrology target with the reshaped beam of illumination light over a range of angles of incidence such that the length dimension of the reshaped beam of illumination light is projected onto the overlay metrology target in a first direction that is parallel with a direction of extent of a grating structure of the overlay metrology target, the high NA objective further configured to collect light from the overlay metrology target in response to the illumination; and
a first two dimensional detector configured to detect the collected light according to angle of incidence along a first dimension of the first two dimensional detector and according to wavelength along a second dimension of the first two dimensional detector.

US Pat. No. 10,101,675

METROLOGY APPARATUS, METHOD OF MEASURING A STRUCTURE AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

20. The lithography apparatus, arranged to transfer a pattern from a patterning device onto a substrate, comprising an alignment sensor with a metrology apparatus for measuring an alignment structure formed on the substrate, said metrology apparatus comprising:an illumination system configured to provide measurement radiation comprising a plurality of wavelengths; and
a hyperspectral imager configured to obtain a multi-wavelength hyperspectral representation of a measurement scene comprising the structure, or a part thereof, from scattered measurement radiation at an image plane subsequent to said measurement radiation being scattered by said structure, wherein the hyperspectral imager comprises at least one wavelength dispersive element to capture multi-wavelengths simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,101,673

MOVABLE BODY DRIVE METHOD AND SYSTEM, PATTERN FORMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRIVING MOVABLE BODY BASED ON MEASUREMENT VALUE OF ENCODER AND INFORMATION ON FLATNESS OF SCALE, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An exposure method of exposing an object with an illumination light via a projection optical system and a liquid, the method comprising:forming a liquid immersion area under the projection optical system with the liquid by a nozzle unit provided to surround a lower end part of the projection optical system;
placing the object to face an alignment system by a stage so that a mark of the object is detected by the alignment system, the stage being movable at least in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to each other within a predetermined plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the projection optical system and having a holder to hold the object, and the alignment system being arranged away from the projection optical system;
placing the object to face the projection optical system by the stage so that the object is exposed with the illumination light via the projection optical system and the liquid of the liquid immersion area;
in an encoder system in which one of a grating section and a head is provided at the stage and the other of the grating section and the head is located on an outer side of the nozzle unit with respect to the projection optical system and provided on a lower end side of the projection optical system, measuring positional information of the stage in directions of six degrees of freedom including the first and the second directions by a plurality of the heads that face the grating section; and
controlling a movement of the stage while compensating for a measurement error of the encoder system that occurs due to the grating section, based on measurement information of the encoder system, wherein
the measurement error of the encoder system that occurs due to the grating section is caused by at least one of (i) displacement of the stage in a direction different from the first and the second directions, (ii) unevenness of a surface of the grating section and (iii) deformation of the grating section that occurs with a passage of time, and
in each of a detection operation of the mark and an exposure operation of the object, the positional information of the stage is measured by the encoder system.

US Pat. No. 10,101,656

ACTIVE LIGHT SENSITIVE OR RADIATION SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, ACTIVE LIGHT SENSITIVE OR RADIATION SENSITIVE FILM, MASK BLANK PROVIDED WITH ACTIVE LIGHT SENSITIVE OR RADIATION SENSITIVE FILM, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC D

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition, comprising an alkali-soluble resin (A) and a compound (B) represented by the following General Formula (1-1) or (2-1):
in General Formula (1-1),
Ar represents an aromatic ring group,
R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, and may be bonded to each other to form a ring, and further, R2 and R3 may be each bonded to Ar to form a ring,
in a case where R2 and R3 both represent a hydrogen atom, R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, or an acyl group,
in a case where at least one of R2 or R3 represents a group other than a hydrogen atom, R1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, or an acyl group,
R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, or an acyl group,
X represents an oxygen atom or NR5, and R5 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, or an acyl group,
l represents an integer of 1 to 4, and
R10 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, a carboxyl group, a cyano group, an alkoxycarbonyloxy group, an alkylthio group, a nitro group, or a halogen atom, and m represents an integer of 0 to 4; and
in General Formula (2-1),
Y1 represents OR11 or N12R13, and R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an acyl group, an acyloxy group, or an amido group,
R6 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, or an acyl group, and
R7 and R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group, and may be bonded to each other to form a ring, and further, R7 and R8 may be each bonded to Y1 to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,101,655

COMPOUND, POLYMER, PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND COLOR FILTER

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A compound represented by Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 to R4 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C20 aryl group, at least one of R1 to R4 being a group represented by Chemical Formula 2,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2,
L1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylene group,
L2 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C20 cycloalkylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted CO to C20 arylene group, and
R5 is a substituent including an ethylenic unsaturated double bond, and
wherein * is a bonding site.

US Pat. No. 10,101,645

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION ELEMENT, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, AND PROJECTOR

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A wavelength conversion element comprising:a base material; and
a phosphor layer that contains a phosphor emitting fluorescence upon incidence of excitation light and is provided on the base material,
wherein the phosphor layer includes a first surface on which the excitation light is incident and a second surface facing the base material, and a plurality of regions with different absorption coefficients of the excitation light between the first surface and the second surface,
wherein the plurality of regions include a first region and a second region provided on the base material side of the first region, and
an absorption amount of the excitation light in the second region is larger than an absorption amount of the excitation light in the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,101,634

ADJUSTABLE SPEED FAST LASER SCANNING SYSTEM AND TWO-PHOTON MICROSCOPE ASSOCIATED

Institut National de la S...

1. A microscope comprising a laser scanning system comprising:a first acousto-optical deflector adapted to deflect an input beam in a first direction to obtain a first deflected beam, the first acousto-optical deflector comprising a first acousto-optical crystal and a first transducer adapted to command the first acousto-optical crystal by applying a first acoustic wave having a variation in frequency over time according to a first law of command,
a second acousto-optical deflector adapted to deflect the first deflected beam in a second direction to obtain a second deflected beam, the first direction and the second direction define at least an angle comprised between 85° and 95° and the second acousto-optical deflector comprising a second acousto-optical crystal and a second transducer adapted to command the second acousto-optical crystal by applying a second acoustic wave having a variation in frequency over time according to a second law of command, the two acousto-optic deflectors introducing a defocusing in the input beam and the first law of command and the second law of command being chosen so that the speed of the laser scanning system is superior to 10 radians per second, and
a compensating unit for compensating the defocusing introduced by the two acousto-optic deflectors, the compensating unit comprising a spherical lens and a translation device for modifying the position of the spherical lens with respect to the two acousto-optic deflectors.

US Pat. No. 10,101,613

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, the method comprising:forming a first lower alignment layer on an upper surface of a first substrate;
forming a first upper alignment layer on a lower surface of a second substrate spaced apart from and opposite to the first substrate;
forming a second alignment layer including a second lower alignment layer and a second upper alignment layer on either or both of an upper surface of the first lower alignment layer or a lower surface of the first upper alignment layer, the second lower alignment layer formed in an array;
sealing the first substrate and the second substrate;
injecting a mixture including a liquid crystal and one or more of monomers between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
forming a polymer barrier between the second lower alignment layer and the second upper alignment layer from the injected one or more monomers, the polymer barrier formed on the array of the second alignment layer.

US Pat. No. 10,101,536

MULTICHANNEL OPTICAL COUPLER ARRAY

Chiral Photonics, Inc., ...

1. A multichannel optical coupler array for optical coupling of a plurality of optical fibers to an optical device, comprising:an elongated optical element having a first end operable to optically couple with said plurality of optical fibers, an intermediate cross section, and a second end operable to optically couple with said optical device, and comprising:
a common single coupler housing structure; a plurality of longitudinal waveguides each positioned at a predetermined spacing from one another, each having a capacity for at least one optical mode of a predetermined mode field profile, each embedded in said common single housing structure proximally to said second end, wherein at least one of said plurality of longitudinal waveguides is a vanishing core waveguide, each said at least one vanishing core waveguide comprising:
an inner vanishing core, having a first refractive index (N-1), and having a first inner core size (ICS-1) at said first end, an intermediate inner core size (ICS-IN) at said intermediate cross section, and a second inner core size (ICS-2) at said second end; an outer core, longitudinally surrounding said inner core, having a second refractive index (N-2), and having a first outer core size (OCS-1) at said first end, an intermediate outer core size (OCS-IN) at said intermediate cross section, and a second outer core size (OCS-2) at said second end, and an outer cladding, longitudinally surrounding said outer core, having a third refractive index (N-3), a first cladding size at said first end, and a second cladding size at said second end; and wherein said common single coupler housing structure comprises a transversely contiguous medium having a fourth refractive index (N-4) surrounding said plurality of longitudinal waveguides, wherein a predetermined relative magnitude relationship between said first, second, third and fourth refractive indices (N-1, N-2, N-3, and N-4, respectively), comprises the following magnitude relationship: (N-1>N-2>N-3), wherein a total volume of said medium of said common single coupler housing structure, is greater than a total volume of all said vanishing core waveguides inner cores and said outer cores confined within said common single coupler housing structure, and wherein said first inner vanishing core size (ICS-1), said first outer core size (OCS-1), and said predetermined spacing between said plurality of longitudinal waveguides, are simultaneously and gradually reduced, in accordance with a predetermined reduction profile, between said first end and said second end along said optical element, until said second inner vanishing core size (ICS-2) and said second outer core size (OCS-2) are reached, wherein said intermediate inner vanishing core size (ICS-IN) is selected to be insufficient to guide light therethrough, and said intermediate outer core size (OCS-IN) is selected to be sufficient to guide at least one optical mode, and said second outer core size (OCS-2) is selected to be insufficient to guide light therethrough such that:
light traveling from said first end to said second end escapes from said inner vanishing core into said corresponding outer core proximally to said intermediate cross section, and escapes from said outer core into a combined waveguide formed by at least two neighboring outer cores proximally to said second end, and
at least one waveguide mode of light traveling from said second end to said first end moves from the combined waveguide formed by at least two neighboring outer cores into said outer core proximally to said intermediate cross section, and moves from said outer core into said corresponding inner vanishing core proximally to said first end,
and wherein said common single coupler housing structure proximally to said first end has a cross sectional configuration comprising a transversely contiguous structure with at least one hole, wherein the at least one hole contains at least one of said plurality of longitudinal waveguides creating a gap between the coupler housing structure and the at least one of said plurality of longitudinal waveguides.

US Pat. No. 10,101,523

LIGHT GUIDE HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A light guide heat dissipation module, comprising:a first heat dissipation member, comprising an opening;
a second heat dissipation member, thermally coupled to the first heat dissipation member;
a light guide member, disposed between the first heat dissipation member and the second heat dissipation member, the opening of the first heat dissipation member exposing a portion of the light guide member, the light guide member comprising a light incident surface; and
a light source assembly, comprising a light source and a pad electrically connected to the light source, the light source being disposed beside the light incident surface of the light guide member, the pad being disposed on a bottom surface of the second heat dissipation member away from the first heat dissipation member.

US Pat. No. 10,101,418

FLEXIBLE SIGNAL MULTIPLEXER FOR MRI RECEIVING SYSTEMS

1. A receiving system for an imaging magnetic resonance tomography system, the receiving system comprising:at least one analog-digital converter; and
at least one multiplexer entity for receive signals, wherein the receive signals come from respective antennas of a local coil, and wherein the receive signals are configured to be switched to the at least one analog-digital converter,
wherein sampling rates of the analog-digital converter for sampling at least one receive signal are configured to be changed by varying a sampling rate of the at least one receive signal in a context of an analog-digital conversion by changing a number of receive signals, a number of antennas, or the number of receive signals and the number of antennas present at or multiplexed by at least one multiplexer connected upstream of the at least one analog-digital converter.

US Pat. No. 10,101,417

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR RF COILS IN MRI SYSTEMS

General Electric Company,...

1. A device for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus, comprising:an alert generator;
a power source; and
a field-sensitive switch including an open state and a closed state, wherein the field-sensitive switch switches from the open state to the closed state responsive to sensing a magnetic field with a strength above a threshold, and wherein the field-sensitive switch in the closed state electrically couples the alert generator and the power source, wherein the device is fixedly attached to a radio frequency (RF) coil unit of the MRI apparatus, the RF coil unit removable from the MRI apparatus; and
a magnetic field shielding that envelopes the field-sensitive switch in a first state and exposes the field-sensitive switch in a second state, wherein the magnetic field shielding is in the first state when the RF coil unit is coupled to the MRI apparatus and in the second state when the RF coil unit is not coupled to the MRI apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,101,415

OPERATION OF A MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT PERSONS FITTED WITH IMPLANTS

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance apparatus using a safety unit, taking into account persons fitted with implants, wherein the magnetic resonance apparatus comprises a first part and a second part, wherein the first part is operated separately from the second part and comprises the safety unit, the method comprising:controlling, by the safety unit during an examination of a person fitted with an implant, the magnetic resonance apparatus in a restricted operating mode to comply with implant-conformant limit values,
wherein the first part comprises a switching unit,
wherein the safety unit is provided with switching information from a number of possible items of switching information by the switching unit, and
wherein an operating mode is set by the safety unit from a number of possible operating modes, depending on the switching information provided.

US Pat. No. 10,101,392

SCAN TEST MULTIPLEXING

Advantest Corporation, T...

15. A method of testing a first and second DUT on an automated test equipment (ATE), said method comprising:a first test site of said ATE, comprising a first plurality of channels, performing scan operations with respect to said first DUT;
a second test site of said ATE, comprising a second plurality of channels, performing scan operations with respect to said second DUT;
performing a first scan capture phase, responsive to a capture clock for said first DUT, said first scan capture phase comprising:
placing said second DUT in a hold state;
multiplexing channels of said first and second plurality of channels to I/O pins of said first DUT using a multiplexer operable to span across the first test site and the second test site and further operable to allow an active test site to borrow channels from another site that is placed on hold; and
performing a scan capture operation on said first DUT utilizing said first and second test sites; and
performing a second scan capture phase, responsive to a capture clock for said second DUT, said second scan capture phase comprising:
placing said first DUT in a hold state;
multiplexing channels of said first and second plurality of channels to I/O pins of said second DUT using said multiplexer; and
performing a scan capture operation on said second DUT utilizing said first and second test sites.

US Pat. No. 10,101,391

ADAPTER CIRCUITRY WITH LINK AND SYSTEM INTERFACES TO CORE CIRCUITRY

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. Adapter circuitry comprising:(a) a link interface for carrying a link clock input signal, a link mode input and output signal, a link data in signal, and a link data out signal,
(b) a system interface for carrying:
i. a system clock out signal coupled to the link clock input signal;
ii. a system mode select out signal coupled to the link mode input and output signal;
iii. a system data in output signal coupled to the link data in signal; and
iv. a system data out input signal coupled to the link data out signal; and
v. additional system data and control signals coupled to the link interface signals; and
(c) core circuitry coupled to the link interface and to the system interface, the core circuitry including a command sequence state machine coupled to the link clock input signal and the link mode input and output signal, the command sequence state machine having states of Closed Window, Potential Window, Detected Window, and Active Window and moving through the states in response to test access port states of Capture-DR, Shift-DR, Update-DR, and Select-IR.

US Pat. No. 10,101,390

BOUNDARY SCAN TEST SYSTEM

Prometheus Electronics LL...

1. A testing system comprising:a plurality of ports adapted to implement an IEEE 1149.x standard interface;
at least one controller in electronic communication with at least one of the plurality of ports;
a programmable memory in electrical communication with the at least one controller and adapted to store at least one clock forming variable;
wherein the at least one controller is adapted to form an IEEE 1149.x clock signal for at least one of the plurality of ports based on the at least one clock forming variable; and
wherein the at least one controller controls the IEEE 1149.x clock signal for at least one of the plurality of ports independently of the IEEE 1149.x clock signal for any other of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 10,101,387

SHARING A JTAG INTERFACE AMONG MULTIPLE PARTITIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

13. A method comprising:creating a first partition in an integrated circuit;
instantiating a boundary scan hub in the first partition, the boundary scan hub being communicatively coupled to a boundary scan interface;
creating a second partition in the integrated circuit;
instantiating boundary scan-based logic in the second partition;
instantiating an interface in the first partition that is configured to communicatively couple the boundary scan hub to the instantiated boundary scan-based logic; and
recompiling the second partition while concurrently running an application on the first partition, wherein recompiling the second partition comprises one or more of maintaining instantiation of the instantiated boundary scan-based logic, modifying the instantiated boundary scan-based logic, removing the instantiated boundary scan-based logic, or instantiating additional boundary scan-based logic in the second partition.

US Pat. No. 10,101,346

SAMPLE ANALYZER, TRANSPORTATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A sample analyzer, comprising:a transport mechanism comprising a motor, a belt capable of moving a first sample container, and a pulley around which the belt is wound, the transport mechanism transporting the first sample container to a sample aspiration position;
a setting part in which a second sample container is set, the second sample container accommodating a sample to be measured with priority over measurement of a sample in the first sample container;
a nozzle capable of moving for aspirating the sample from the first sample container at the sample aspiration position and aspirating the sample from the second sample container set in the setting part;
a detector that detects components of the sample aspirated by the nozzle; and,
a controller that, in response to a selection for a sample aspiration from the second sample container using the nozzle at a time when the first sample container is located at the sample aspiration position, is programmed to control the transport mechanism such that the first sample container moves to a position distant from the sample aspiration position, and is programmed to execute control such that the nozzle aspirates the sample from the second sample container and then moves above the sample aspiration position in a state in which the first sample container is located at the position distant from the sample aspiration position, wherein:
the transport mechanism is configured to transport a rack and a second rack, each holding at least one first sample container;
the transport mechanism includes a transport pathway, which includes a rack acceptance position upstream of the aspiration position and a rack ejection position downstream of the aspiration position, and
the controller is programmed to control the transport mechanism such that in response to the selection for the sample aspiration from the second sample container when both the rack and the second rack are positioned on the transport pathway, the transport mechanism moves the rack to the rack ejection position side of the aspiration position and moves the second rack to the rack acceptance position side of the aspiration position.

US Pat. No. 10,101,342

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC ANALYTE ASSAYING

1. A disposable analyte detection device comprising:a receiving member configured to receive a test strip comprising a test region and a background region laterally displaced along the length of said test strip;
a first plurality of sensors placed such that said first plurality of sensors are located above said test region once said test strip is received;
at least one background sensor placed such that said background sensor is located above said background region once said test strip is received; and
a light source placed such that said light source illuminates said test region and said background region once said test strip is received; and
a processor programmed to:
receive test region signals indicating a quantity of light reflected from said test region from each of said first plurality of sensors;
receive background signals indicating a quantity of light reflected from said background region from said background sensor; and
generate a detection result based at least in part on a comparison of at least some of said received test region signals with at least some of said received background signals,
wherein the processor is programmed to receive test region signals and background signals over a period of time, and
wherein generating the detection result comprises, for a point during said period of time, combining a test region signal from one of said first plurality of sensors with a background signal and comparing said combination to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,101,313

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF QUALITY AND MOISTURE PARAMETERS OF LIQUIDS

IntellPower Pty Ltd., Ca...

1. A method for continuous monitoring of quality and moisture parameters of a liquid, comprising:a. measuring relative water saturation of the liquid at a first thermodynamic temperature;
b. measuring relative water saturation at a second thermodynamic temperature, provided that absolute water content at the first thermodynamic temperature and absolute water content at the second thermodynamic temperature are essentially equal;
c. determining the absolute water content of the liquid, according to the formula:
or similar mathematical function comprising the same variables, where rS is relative water saturation of the liquid at temperature T;wherein the water in liquid solubility coefficient A is determined according to the formula A=?B+?, or similar mathematical function of B, where ? and ? are constants known or experimentally obtained for the liquid, and wherein B is the function of said relative water saturation of the liquid at the first thermodynamic temperature, the relative water saturation of the liquid at the second thermodynamic temperature, and the respective temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,101,298

PHOTO IONIZATION DETECTOR WITH SELF-CALIBRATION

1. A photoionization detector (PID) system, comprises:an ultraviolet lamp for providing an ultraviolet radiation;
a measurement gas chamber for measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of a gas from an external environment and performing calibration measurements using one or more types of calibration gases, wherein the calibration measurements are used for calibrating the system;
one or more calibration gas chambers for storing the one or more types of calibration gasses, respectively, wherein the one or more types of calibration gases are transferred to the measurement gas chamber in an automated manner;
a plurality of gas pumping modules, wherein the plurality of gas pumping modules control transferring the one or more types of calibration gases between the measurement chamber and the one or more calibration gas chambers; and
a measurement circuit for receiving electric signals generated by the ultraviolet radiation ionizing one of the one or more types of calibration gas in the measurement gas chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,101,294

METHOD OF RECOVERING PROCESS FOR GAS SENSOR

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Na...

1. A method for recovering output of a gas sensor including a sensor element by heating said sensor element to a recovering temperature using a heater included in said sensor element, said recovering temperature being a second temperature higher than a first temperature that is a temperature of said sensor element in a normal drive mode, said method comprising the following steps of:a) setting said recovering temperature and a recovering time, said recovering time being a time from start of increasing said first temperature up to said recovering temperature until end of maintaining said recovering temperature; and
b) executing a recovering process based on said recovering temperature and said recovering time that are set in said step a),
wherein in said step a), said recovering temperature and said recovering time are determined based on a condition setting range previously experimentally identified, said condition setting range being a range in which a recovery rate is expected to be higher than or equal to 95%, said recovery rate being a ratio of a difference in sensor output between immediately after and before said step b) to a difference between a sensor output when said gas sensor starts to be used and said sensor output immediately before said step b), and
said step b) includes the following sub-steps of:
b-1) heating said sensor element from said first temperature to said recovering temperature at the time when said step b) starts, by setting a duty ratio for said heater to a predetermined value D1 higher than a value in said normal drive mode when said sub-step b-1) starts, and maintaining said value D1 until said sensor element reaches said recovering temperature;
b-2) maintaining said recovering temperature for a lapse of said recovering time after said sensor element reaches said recovering temperature through said sub-step b-1), by reducing said duty ratio to a value D2 which is not less than 40% of said value D1 and is not more than 80% of said value D1 and performing PID control whose control target value is said value D2;
b-3) reducing said temperature of said sensor element by reducing said duty ratio to a value D3 lower than said value D2, at the time when said recovering time elapses through said sub-step b-2); and
b-4) returning said sensor element to a control operation in said normal driving mode at the time when said temperature of said sensor element reaches a value 1 to 1.2 times as high as said first temperature through said sub-step b-3), by instantly changing said duty ratio to a value D0 in said normal drive mode and setting said value D0 to a control target value.

US Pat. No. 10,101,290

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CONDUCTIVITY OF A MEDIUM

1. A method for determining a conductivity of a medium using a conductive conductivity sensor, comprising:determining measured values of the conductivity sensor in a first measurement range using a measurement circuit integrated into the conductivity sensor;
determining reference measured values in the first measurement range using a reference circuit integrated into the conductivity sensor;
determining reference measured values in a second measurement range using the reference circuit integrated into the conductivity sensor;
deriving a first adjustment value from the reference measured values in the first measurement range;
deriving a second adjustment value from the reference measured values in the second measurement range;
correcting the measured values of the conductivity sensor using the first adjustment value; and
determining the conductivity of the medium using the corrected measured values.

US Pat. No. 10,101,267

QUANTUM DOT LIGHT EMITTING DIODES FOR MULTIPLEX GAS SENSING

Board of Supervisors of L...

1. A gas detection device comprising:a light emitting source including
a first plurality of quantum dots of substantially discrete size and made of one or more semiconductor materials forming a first layer; and
a second plurality of quantum dots of substantially discrete size and made of one or more semiconductor materials forming a second layer;
a gas cell to contain the gas to be detected; and
a light detector;
wherein a quantum dot in any one layer is within 1.0 nm in diameter of size compared to a quantum dot in any adjacent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,101,255

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF RESERVOIR FLUIDS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of determining an indication of a fluid parameter, comprising:a) providing a rigid chamber and a piezoelectric material that is at least one of (i) within the chamber and (ii) operatively coupled to a wall of the chamber;
b) introducing the fluid into the chamber;
c) applying a voltage to the piezoelectric material, thereby changing the volume of the chamber available to the fluid;
d) measuring an indication of the pressure P in the chamber; and
e) determining a compressibility of the fluid as a function of a change in pressure in the chamber resulting from the changing of the volume of the chamber available to the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,101,252

METHOD OF MEASURING DAMPING USING OPTICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUE

RASSINI FRENOS, S.A. DE C...

1. A method of measuring damping of a work piece comprising:placing a work piece on a support;
placing a plurality of markers at a plurality of locations on the work piece to locate different points as on the work piece as the work piece moves;
placing a high-speed camera to view the work piece;
exciting the work piece with an excitation device by physically striking the work piece at any location of the work piece;
recording a displacement time history of the work piece for a predetermined amount of time;
extracting a displacement response time history of selected points on a surface of the work piece;
determining a frequency of selected vibration modes;
applying a filter on the displacement response time history to extract a response of operating deflection shapes or modes used for a damping factor and a Q factor calculation, the response of any point of the work piece being measured in a single measurement operation; and
calculating a damping factor and a Q factor.

US Pat. No. 10,101,241

KIT FOR BEARING AND BEARING ARRANGEMENT

1. A kit for bearings comprising a plurality of modules, the kit comprising:a plurality of supply management modules for supplying bearing components,
a plurality of functional modules for at least one of measuring bearing state variables or for at least one of triggering or activating predetermined events under predetermined conditions, and
a plurality of infrastructure modules for at least one of implementing communication tasks or for storage and processing of at least one of predetermined or detected data,
wherein (i) each module of the plurality of supply management modules, (ii) each module of the plurality of functional modules, and (iii) each module of the plurality of infrastructure modules have mutually compatible mechanical interfaces, electrical interfaces, functional interfaces or material interfaces within each subset (i)-(iii) of the plurality of modules.

US Pat. No. 10,101,229

PRESSURE SENSOR HAVING A HELMHOLTZ RESONATOR

Kulito Semiconductor Prod...

1. A system, comprising:a sensing element;
a header coupled to the sensing element;
a housing coupled to the header;
an adaptor coupled to the housing; and
a first gap disposed between the sensing element and the adapter, the first gap adapted to form a first cavity around at least a portion of the sensing element such that the sensing element is at least partially isolated from a stress applied at the adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,101,225

PRESSURE SENSOR WITH LIGHT DETECTION OF DIAPHRAGM PROTRUSION

CSMC TECHNOLOGIES FAB1 CO...

1. A pressure sensor, comprising:a silicon substrate defining a base area having a first thickness, the silicon substrate including a detecting diaphragm defining a detecting diaphragm area having a second thickness,
wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, and
wherein the detecting diaphragm is configured to detect a pressure applied to a surface of the detecting diaphragm and to generate a protrusion deformation in response to the pressure;
a light emitter and a light detector positioned on the silicon substrate and located at a plane parallel to a plane comprising the detecting diaphragm, and the light emitter and the light detector being positioned on opposite sides of the detecting diaphragm to define a light path, wherein the detecting diaphragm is configured to protrude and intercept the light path; and
a pressure calculating module connected to the light detector and configured to acquire a light intensity data and to calculate a pressure value according to the light intensity data,
wherein a diameter of a light beam emitted by the light emitter is greater than a greatest protruding value of the detecting diaphragm in a protrusion direction of the detecting diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,101,220

DISPLACEMENT DETECTION SENSOR AND OPERATION INPUT DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A displacement detection sensor comprising:a plate member having a first principal plane and a second principal plane opposite the first principal plane; and
a flat-film piezoelectric sensor disposed on the second principal plane of the plate member and including a flat piezoelectric film and a pair of detection electrodes disposed on respective principal planes of the piezoelectric film,
wherein each of the plate member and the flat-film piezoelectric sensor comprises a pair of opposing longer sides and a pair of opposing short sides,
wherein the longer sides of the flat-film piezoelectric sensor extend in a same direction as the shorter sides of the plate member,
wherein the piezoelectric film comprises a chiral polymer having a molecular orientation direction that extends in a direction parallel to the longer sides of the flat-film piezoelectric sensor, and
wherein the piezoelectric sensor is disposed at a position on the second principal plane of the plate member such that a macro direction of tensile stresses generated in the piezoelectric sensor when the first principal plane of the plate member is pressed intersects the molecular orientation direction of the chiral polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,101,216

CONDUIT FOR THE REOMOVABLE POSITIONING OF TEMPERATURE SENSORS IN A WATER HEATER AND METHOD

MICLAU-S.R.I. INC., Zoav...

1. An elongated access passage for removable mounting of temperature sensors adjacent a water tank of a water heater, said access passage being disposed vertically next to an outer surface of a water tank wall of said water heater, said access passage being dimensioned to receive two or more temperature sensors secured on a support thereof from a top access opening of said passage for positioning said two or more temperature sensors at predetermined positions therein for sensing actual temperature surrounding said two more temperature sensors at said distinct locations, each sensor of said two or more temperature sensor independently providing temperature signals representative of the temperature of water within said tank in the immediate vicinity of said sensor along said access passage, said access passage being formed as a metal conduit having at least a portion thereof all along said metal conduit in contact communication with an exterior surface of said water tank to conduct heat from said water tank whereby the heat inside said conduit is representative of the heat of said tank wall and which heat varies along said conduit in relation to the heat of said exterior surface of said tank, said support being an elongated circuit board dimensioned for sliding fit inside said metal conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,101,214

TEMPERATURE MONITORING

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An apparatus comprising:a phase-change material having a crystalline structure that manifests changes that increases as a function of time over which a perishable item has been exposed to an environment having a temperature that is greater than a threshold temperature; and
a circuit configured and arranged to respond to the changes by providing a characterization of the exposure of the phase-change material to the environment having the temperature that is greater than the threshold temperature,
wherein the crystalline structure is configured and arranged to manifest the changes by changing from a first phase to a second phase, and to subsequently undergo a change in crystalline structure in the second phase to crystalline structure in the first phase in response to a voltage applied across the-crystalline structure, therein resetting the phase-change material for detecting exposure of the phase-change material to temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,101,207

VAPOUR PHASE SPECTROSCOPY

1. A method of obtaining a quantitative vapour phase reference spectrum of a pure volatile compound, the method comprising the steps of:providing an isolated pure condensed phase sample of the volatile compound;
vaporising the sample from a permeation source and supplying the vapour to an absorption cell of a spectrometer;
determining a rate at which vapour enters the absorption cell by measuring a rate of permeation from the permeation source by monitoring mass loss from the permeation source;
establishing and calculating a value of a steady state concentration of vapour in the absorption cell; and
measuring the spectrum of the vapour to determine a quantitative reference spectrum using the calculated vapour concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,101,205

MEASUREMENT DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A measurement device comprising:a spectroscopic element that disperses light of a predetermined wavelength among incidence light, and that is capable of changing a wavelength of the light that is dispersed; and
an image capturing element that receives light that is dispersed by the spectroscopic element, and includes a plurality of pixels,
wherein a wavelength shift amount, which is a difference between a reference wavelength that is a central wavelength of light that is incident to a predetermined reference pixel, and a central wavelength of light that is incident to one of the plurality of pixels, is calculated on the basis of each image capture result when images of a plurality of reference subjects are captured using the spectroscopic element and the image capturing element.

US Pat. No. 10,101,164

ROUTE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

1. A system for vehicle use and route optimization for a vehicle traveling from a first location to a second location, the system comprising:a controller configured to receive a plurality of data inputs from one or more databases initiated by a user, the controller including an optimization module, a mapping module and a memory module having stored therein a vehicle profile database, a driver profile database, and a route inquiry database, the controller further including a configurable driver time limiting module and a node assignment module for assigning one of an originating and arrival geographic location node along a route defined by the first and second location for at least one of a driver substitution and equipment exchange;
a user input device operatively coupled to the controller for receiving a vehicle data input, a driver data input and a route inquiry data input from the user; and
a visual display unit operatively coupled to the controller and the user input device for displaying any one output data from any one of the user input device and the controller; wherein the controller initiates the optimization module to generate at least one vehicle route, at least one driver route with integrated driver time limit and at least one geographic node along one of the vehicle and driver route.

US Pat. No. 10,101,160

RFOG WITH LOW CHROMATIC DISPERSION

Honeywell International I...

1. A resonator fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG) comprising:a resonator including:
a fiber coil;
one or more coupling devices configured to direct a portion of light from a first end of the fiber coil into a second end of the fiber coil and a portion of light from the second end of the fiber coil into the first end of the fiber coil;
one or more light sources coupled to the resonator and configured to produce at least two light beams for input into the fiber coil, the at least two light beams including a first light beam at a first frequency and a second light beam at a second frequency, the first and second frequencies locked to nearby resonance modes of the resonator;
resonance tracking electronics coupled to the resonator and configured to process output light from the resonator and generate a signal therefrom, the signal indicative of a rotation rate of the resonator;
wherein the fiber coil has approximately zero total accumulated chromatic dispersion at the first frequency and the second frequency of the first light beam and the second light beam; and
wherein the fiber coil includes a first fiber portion having a positive chromatic dispersion at the first and second frequencies and a second fiber portion having a negative chromatic dispersion at the first and second frequencies, wherein the length of the first fiber portion and the length of the second fiber portion are selected such that the positive chromatic dispersion of the first fiber portion is equal to, with an opposite sign of, the negative chromatic dispersion of the second fiber portion, such that the positive and negative chromatic dispersions cancel out to yield the approximately zero total accumulated chromatic dispersion for the fiber coil.

US Pat. No. 10,101,159

THREE AXIS GYROSCOPE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A three axis gyroscope, comprising:a first gyroscope structure;
a second gyroscope structure; and
a lever spring system coupling a first linear drive mode oscillation of said first gyroscope structure and a second linear drive mode oscillation of said second gyroscope structure into one combined primary motion,
wherein one of the first and second gyroscope structures comprises a two axis gyroscope structure and another of the first and second gyroscope structures comprises a one axis gyroscope structure,
wherein said two axis gyroscope structure is configured to be driven into a first linear drive mode oscillation in the x-axis direction within a plane of the three axis gyroscope by exciting with driving actuators,
wherein a first pair of proof masses of the two axis gyroscope structure is configured to be caused a linear detection motion in the y-axis direction by angular velocity about the z-axis, and a second pair of proof masses of the two axis gyroscope structure is configured to be caused a linear detection motion in the z-axis direction by angular velocity about the y-axis,
wherein said one axis gyroscope structure is configured to be driven by coupling into a second linear drive mode oscillation in the y-axis direction within the plane of the three axis gyroscope, and
wherein a pair of proof masses of the one axis gyroscope structure is configured to be caused a linear detection motion in the z-axis direction by angular velocity about the x-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,101,156

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING SPATIAL PARAMETER BASED ON IMAGE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Xiaomi, Inc., Beijing (C...

1. A method for determining an actual distance between two points of an image of an object displayed on a device, comprising:photographing the object and creating the image of the object by the device;
measuring an object distance between the object and an imaging element of the device, and inserting the object distance into an information header of the image of the object;
measuring a focal length of a lens in the imaging element of the device, and inserting the focal length into the information header of the image of the object;
measuring a physical size of a pixel for the imaging element of the device, and inserting the physical size of the pixel into the information header of the image of the object;
receiving a user's indication of a first point of the image of the object on a user interface of the device;
converting the user's indication of the first point of the image of the object into a first pixel coordinate on the image;
receiving a user's indication of a second point of the image of the object on the user interface of the device;
converting the user's indication of the second point of the image of the object into a second pixel coordinate on the image;
determining a pixel distance between the first pixel coordinate and the second pixel coordinate;
determining, from the information header of the image, the object distance between the object and the imaging element of the device, the focal length of the lens in the imaging element of the device, and the physical size of the pixel for the imaging element of the device;
determining an image distance between the first pixel coordinate and the second pixel coordinate according to the pixel distance and the physical size of the pixel; and
determining the actual distance between the first point and the second point of the image of the object based on the image distance, the object distance, and the focal length.

US Pat. No. 10,101,122

RIFLE SCOPE ELEVATION TURRET MECHANISM

REVIC, LLC, Burlington, ...

1. A scope turret configured to adjust a point of aim optics inside a scope, the scope having a longitudinal axis, the scope turret comprising:a dial assembly configured to rotate about a rotational axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the scope; and
an adjustable stop assembly configured to prevent the dial assembly from rotating in one direction, the adjustable stop assembly comprising a nut assembly selectively coupled to the dial assembly through an engagement mechanism, wherein:
the nut assembly is configured to rotate with the dial assembly while the engagement mechanism is in an engaged position,
the nut assembly defines an internal open space and a first set of inside diameter threads with a first diameter and a second set of inside diameter threads having a second diameter that is different from the first diameter;
a traveler positioned at least partially within the internal open space defined by the nut assembly, wherein:
the traveler includes a first set of outside diameter threads configured to engage the first set of inside diameter threads of the nut assembly; and
a first set of vertical striations on an internal radial surface of the traveler, the first set of vertical striations configured to slidably engage a second set of vertical striations formed in a portion of the dial assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,101,113

BULLET SUPPLY PORT OPENING-CLOSING DEVICE IN SIMULATION GUN

TOKYO MARUI CO., LTD., T...

1. A bullet supply port opening-closing device in a simulation gun which generates compressed air by operating a piston cylinder mechanism, blasts a bullet loaded in a barrel with the compressed air from a nozzle, and shoots the bullet, the bullet supply port opening-closing device comprising:a communication member that causes the nozzle to retract in response to an operation of a movable portion of the piston cylinder mechanism and transmits the operation of the movable portion to the nozzle in order to open a bullet supply port leading to a space in front of the nozzle,
wherein the communication member is constituted by a plurality of divided parts on a movable portion side and a nozzle side, and
wherein a nozzle side part and a movable portion side part are configured to be able to be engaged with and disengaged from each other by an engagement mechanism such that the nozzle side part and the movable portion side part integrally retract so as to open the bullet supply port, after the nozzle side part is isolated from the movable portion side part which continues to retract, an open state is retained for a certain time, and the movable portion side part advances so as to be integrated with the nozzle side part,
wherein the engagement mechanism comprises an engagement portion provided in the nozzle side part and a disengagement portion provided on a gun main body, and
wherein the engagement portion has a pivot and is rotatably and pivotally supported by the pivot in the movable portion side part.

US Pat. No. 10,101,110

PISTOL GRIP BIPOD

1. A pistol grip bipod comprising:a housing for attachment to a pistol grip, the housing comprising
a mast section, and
a receptacle section spaced from the mast section, the receptacle section comprising
a mounting block for connecting to the pistol grip,
an intermediate section disposed between the mast section and the receptacle section, the intermediate section comprising
a port side hollow, and
a starboard side hollow;
a first leg positioned adjacent to the port side hollow, the first leg comprising
a first head, and
a first foot spaced from the first head;
a second leg positioned adjacent to the starboard side hollow, the second leg comprising
a second head, and
a second foot spaced from the second head;
wherein the pistol grip bipod comprises first and second configurations such that in the first configuration the first foot and the second foot are positioned in the receptacle section proximate to the mounting block, and such that in the second configuration the first foot and the second foot are positioned in front of the mast section.

US Pat. No. 10,101,106

PORTABLE PART OR CONSUMABLE ITEM CARRIER WITH ANTI-JAM FEED SYSTEM WITH EXEMPLARY CONSUMING ITEM SYSTEMS

The United States of Amer...

1. A consuming system including a consumable item portable feed system comprising:an enclosure having a floor section, four side sections comprising a first, second, third and fourth sides, wherein the four side sections are formed to define an opening in an upper section of the four sides opposing the floor section, the floor section further include one or more first divider structures that extend perpendicularly away from and are affixed to the enclosure's floor having a first length from a proximal end coupled to the floor section to a respective opposing distal end;
a lid section coupled with at least one of said enclosure sides so as to cover the enclosure opening;
one or more second divider structures extending away from one or more base portions each formed with a first width and first height, wherein said one or more base portions and a section of at least one of said one or more second divider structures are each formed with a receiving cavity or gap shaped to slideably receive said one or more first divider structures when said one or more second divider structures are removeably lowered or disposed into the enclosure, wherein each of the base portions are formed to respectively fit between the enclosure side sections and first divider structures, at least one of the one or more second divider structures are formed with a first exemplary width defined by a non-interference fit width between at least two opposing sides of said enclosure side sections, the one or more second divider structures are further formed having their first height such that each respective distal end leaves a gap between the lid in an installed position, the distal ends of the one or more second divider structures are further defined at least a multiple of a width of a belt of linked consumable items folded upon itself lying laterally across the distal ends of the one or more second divider structures;
the belt of the linked consumable items folded into a plurality of first and second fold configurations, wherein said first plurality of fold configurations comprise a plurality of columns of folds of the belt of linked consumable items sequentially disposed into respective cavities formed between the enclosure sides and respective second divider structures progressing from one lateral side of the enclosure to an opposing side of the enclosure with sections of the belt passing over each of the distal ends, wherein the second plurality of fold configurations comprises folds of the belt of the linked consumables passing over a first plurality of linked consumables in the first fold configuration from one end of the enclosure to an opposing end of the enclosure until the belt of the linked consumable items is flush or in a first proximity to the opening of the enclosure;
a latch coupler that couples the lid to the enclosure so as to fix the lid on and over the opening;
an equipment item configured to receive the belt of the linked consumables and sequentially pass consumables in the belt through the equipment item; and
a feed structure coupling the equipment item with the carrier enclosure adapted to pass the belt through the feed system and into the consuming system equipment item.

US Pat. No. 10,101,101

MODULAR FIREARM

1. A firearm comprising:a lower receiver having an extension portion with an opening, the lower receiver being configured to selectively couple with a first upper receiver and a second upper receiver, the first upper receiver sized to receive a first bullet having a first caliber, the second upper receiver sized to receive a second bullet having a second caliber, the second caliber being larger than the first caliber;
a buffer assembly disposed at least partially within the opening, the buffer assembly including a biasing member and a buffer member, the buffer member being movable between a first position, a second position and a third position, wherein the buffer member is movable between the first position and the second position when the first upper receiver is coupled to the lower receiver and movable between the first position and the third position when the second upper receiver is coupled to the lower receiver; and
a bolt carrier slidably received within the second upper receiver, wherein the bolt carrier of the second upper receiver is configured to interface with a 7.62 mm round and wherein the bolt carrier is configured to operate with the lower receiver, wherein the lower receiver is configured to interface with a bolt carrier of the first upper receiver, wherein the bolt carrier of the first upper receiver is configured to interface with a 5.56 mm round, wherein the buffer is common to the bolt carrier of the first receiver and the bolt carrier of the second receiver, wherein a rear portion of the bolt carrier of the second upper receiver is configured to interface with the extension portion and a center line axis of the rear portion of the bolt carrier of the second upper receiver is offset from a bolt of the bolt carrier of the second upper receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,101,095

HEAT STORAGE CAPSULE AND HEAT STORAGE MEMBER USING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

3. A heat storage member comprising:a container;
a double-network gel or nano-composite gel filled in the container; and
a plurality of heat storage capsules which are dispersed in the double-network gel or the nano-composite gel and which each include a heat storage material reversibly changing into a hydrate of a salt and an aqueous solution of the salt and a capsule coating encapsulating the heat storage material; wherein
the double-network gel includes an interpenetrating polymer network structure in which network structures made of different materials are physically intertwined with each other,
the nano-composite gel is defined by a polymer cross-linked with inorganic nanoparticles,
the capsule coating includes an inner sub-coating covering the heat storage material and an outer sub-coating covering the inner sub-coating,
the outer sub-coating is made of a nano-composite gel.

US Pat. No. 10,101,093

HEAT EXCHANGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH A DEVICE

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE TOULOU...

10. Method for manufacturing a heat exchange device, wherein:a first, heat-conducting plate, named the outer plate, is arranged facing a second plate, named the inner plate, so as to form an enclosure for circulation of a heat transfer fluid, which enclosure extends between the outer plate and the inner plate,
a partitioning is arranged in the enclosure in order to separate the enclosure at least into a first zone, named the upstream zone, for circulation of heat transfer fluid and a second zone, named the downstream zone, for circulation of heat transfer fluid,
at least one fluid inlet is formed in order to allow the heat transfer fluid to be injected into the enclosure, upstream of the upstream zone,
at least one fluid outlet is formed in order to allow the heat transfer fluid to be removed from the enclosure, downstream of the downstream zone,
at least one flow guide named the upstream guide, is arranged in said upstream zone, each upstream guide having a plurality of walls for guiding the heat transfer fluid which are parallel to one another so as to guide said heat transfer fluid generally in one direction, named the principal direction,
at least one flow guide, named the downstream guide, is arranged in said downstream zone, said downstream guide having a plurality of walls for guiding the heat transfer fluid which are parallel to one another and are arranged so as to guide said heat transfer fluid generally in said principal direction,
at least a first partition, named the impermeable partition, of said partitioning, which is chosen to be impermeable to the heat transfer fluid, is arranged in a direction, named the principal direction, at least between an upstream portion of the upstream zone and a downstream portion of the downstream zone so as to separate those portions in an impermeable manner while leaving a passage, named the return passage, for heat transfer fluid from a downstream portion of the upstream zone to an upstream portion of the downstream zone generally in a direction orthogonal to said principal direction, said impermeable partition being mechanically joined to the inner plate and to the outer plate so as to be able to hold the outer plate relative to the inner plate,
wherein said heat exchange device is subjected to a bending step,
wherein at least a second partition, named the grid-type partition, of said partitioning, which is chosen to have at least one orifice, is arranged in said return passage between the upstream zone and the downstream zone, as a continuation of said impermeable partition, so that each orifice permits circulation of heat transfer fluid between said upstream zone and said downstream zone, said grid-type partition being mechanically joined to the inner plate and to the outer plate so as to be able to hold the outer plate relative to the inner plate,
and wherein said partitioning further comprises partitions separating the upstream zone and the downstream zone from a third zone of the enclosure forming a channel, named the conveying channel, for circulation of heat transfer fluid between the upstream zone and the downstream zone.

US Pat. No. 10,101,086

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR TREATING WASTE MATERIALS

1. A method of heating a pyrolytic converter having an elongated oven disposed within an outer shell, and at least first and second longitudinally oriented heating channels extending radially outward from an outer surface of the oven and disposed between the oven and outer shell, the method comprising:differentially supplying first and second flows of heated gas to front portions of the first and second heating channels;
allowing the first and second flows of the heated gas to combine along an outer surface of a rear portion of the oven; and
recirculating a portion of the combined flows of the heated gas between the oven and the outer shell.

US Pat. No. 10,101,083

PROCESS FOR REMOVING LIGHT COMPONENTS FROM AN ETHYLENE STREAM

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A process for removing light components from an ethylene stream comprising:a) providing a dried ethylene stream (A) comprising ethylene, ethane, CO, CO2, H2, CH4, C3+ hydrocarbons and optionally oxygenates;
b) sending said dried ethylene stream (A) to a stripper to produce an overhead stream and a bottom stream, wherein the overhead stream comprises ethylene, CO, H2 and CH4, and wherein the bottom stream comprises ethylene, ethane, CO2, C3+ hydrocarbons and optionally oxygenates;
wherein a gaseous phase from the overhead stream of the stripper is condensed in a heat exchanger cooled by a refrigerant stream to get a first gaseous phase and a first liquid phase;
wherein the first gaseous phase is condensed in another heat exchanger cooled by liquid ethane or liquid ethylene to get a second gaseous phase comprising ethylene CO, H2 and CH4 and a second liquid phase; wherein the first and second liquid phases are a reflux of the stripper; and
either
i)
c) sending said bottom stream of step b) to a deethanizer to produce:
a bottom stream comprising ethane, C3+ hydrocarbons and optionally oxygenates; and
an overhead stream consisting of ethylene and CO2; and
d) sending said overhead of step c) to a fixed bed CO2 adsorption zone to recover an ethylene stream free of CO2;
or
(ii)
c1) sending said bottom stream of step b) to a fixed bed CO2 adsorption zone to recover a stream free of CO2, then sending said stream to a deethanizer to produce:
a bottom stream comprising ethane, C3+ hydrocarbons and optionally oxygenates; and
an overhead stream consisting of ethylene free of CO2.

US Pat. No. 10,101,080

DISPENSER WITH VESSEL IDENTIFICATION

Electrolux Home Products,...

1. A refrigeration apparatus, comprising:a fresh food compartment;
a freezer compartment;
a dispenser configured to dispense at least one of water and ice into a receiver vessel, wherein the dispenser comprises:
a dispense command input configured to receive a dispense command from a user; and
a code reader configured to interpret an identification code associated with the receiver vessel when the receiver vessel is located proximate the dispenser;
at least one controller operatively connected to the dispense command input to thereby receive the dispense command, and operatively connected to the code reader to thereby receive a vessel identification from the code reader based on the interpreted identification code, wherein the at least one controller controls a dispensing of the at least one of water and ice; and
a memory operatively connected to the controller and configured to store the vessel identification in association with a usage parameter for the receiver vessel,
wherein the at least one controller determines, by inquiring whether the vessel identification is already stored in the memory, whether the at least one of water and ice has been previously dispensed into the receiver vessel, and when the at least one controller has determined that the at least one of water and ice has not been previously dispensed into the receiver vessel, the at least one controller causes the usage parameter to be stored in the memory, in association with the vessel identification, based on a first dispense command received from the user that dispenses the at least one of water and ice into the receiver vessel,
wherein the at least one controller is configured to automatically control the dispensing in accordance with the stored usage parameter for the receiver vessel upon determining that the at least one of water and ice has been previously dispensed into the receiver vessel,
wherein the dispense command input comprises a user interface for overriding the stored usage parameter and the automatic control by the at least one controller,
wherein the at least one controller is configured to cause a new usage parameter to be stored in the memory, in association with the vessel identification, based on the overriding,
wherein the dispense command input comprises a paddle that is actuated by the receiver vessel when the receiver vessel is placed into the dispenser, and the usage parameter includes a volume of water that is manually dispensed into the receiver vessel when water has not been previously dispensed into the receiver vessel, and
wherein when the at least one controller has determined that water has been previously dispensed into the receiver vessel, the at least one controller controls the dispenser to automatically dispense the volume of water included in the usage parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,101,076

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE COMPONENT HAVING A COEXTRUDED DECORATIVE PART

1. A household appliance component having a decorative part which is arranged on a base part of the household appliance component, the decorative part being a coextruded part made of metal and plastic, the decorative part including a center limb, a first side arm, and a second side arm, a first bent region located between the center limb and the first side arm, and a second bent region located between the center limb and the second side arm, the first side arm including a first free end and the second side arm including a second free end, wherein the first bent region between the first side arm and the center limb is free from reinforcement such that both a front side and a rear side of the first bent region are unencumbered metal, wherein the second bent region between the second side arm and the center limb is free from reinforcement such that both a front side and a rear side of the second bent region are unencumbered metal, and wherein the metal extends continuously from the first free end to the second free end, and wherein plastic includes three plastic components, a first plastic component located on a rear face of the metal at the first side arm, a second plastic component located on the rear face of the metal at the second side arm, and a third plastic component located on the rear face of the metal at the center limb, the first plastic component spaced from the third plastic component by the first bent region, the second plastic component spaced from the third plastic component by the second bent region, wherein the first plastic component, the second plastic component, and the third plastic component are coextruded with the metal.

US Pat. No. 10,101,075

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet defining a first storage region and configured to store food;
a door rotatably connected to the cabinet via a first hinge member having a first rotating shaft located at a front of the cabinet to open or close the first storage region, the door having a storage member;
a gasket provided at the door; and
a container defining a second storage region that is configured to be received in the first storage region of the cabinet, the container being rotatably connected to the door via a second hinge member that comprises a second rotating shaft provided at the door,
wherein the container is provided with a centrally formed opening and comprises a body that defines a rectangular periphery of the centrally formed opening,
wherein the body comprises a frame and a frame cover configured to surround the frame,
wherein the frame comprises:
a first member defining a lower side of the frame;
a second member that is provided at one end of the first member and that extends in a perpendicular direction to the first member;
a third member that is provided at one end of the second member and that extends in a perpendicular direction to the second member; and
a fourth member provided in a perpendicular direction to the first member,
wherein the second hinge member is provided at the fourth member, and
wherein the first member, the second member, and the third member are portions of a single integrated structure,
wherein the fourth member comprises a hinge coupler coupled to the second hinge member,
wherein the hinge coupler is provided with a coupling slit through which the second hinge member is inserted and coupled,
wherein the first member and the third member have the form of a pipe provided with a cavity therein, and
wherein the hinge coupler is inserted into the cavity so as to be coupled to the first member or the third member.

US Pat. No. 10,101,070

AXIAL THRUST CONTROL FOR ROTARY COMPRESSORS

Trane International Inc.,...

1. A method to control operation of a rotary compressor of a refrigeration system, comprising:receiving operational signals regarding operation of the rotary compressor of the refrigeration system;
determining an operating mode of the rotary compressor based upon the received operational signals;
selecting an acceleration/deceleration limit of the rotary compressor based upon the operating mode, wherein the acceleration/deceleration limit is based on acceleration and deceleration torques that limit axial movement of rotors of the rotary compressor; and
changing a speed of the rotary compressor while limiting acceleration/deceleration according the acceleration/deceleration limit.

US Pat. No. 10,101,069

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus using, as a working refrigerant, a zeotropic refrigerant mixture of a first refrigerant and a second refrigerant, which has a higher boiling point than that of the first refrigerant under a same pressure, the refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising at least a main passage sequentially connecting a compressor, a first heat exchanger, an expansion valve, a second heat exchanger, and a gas-liquid separator, whereinthe first refrigerant is HFO-1123,
the second refrigerant contains at least one or more of R32, HFO-1234yf, and HFO-1234ze,
in an initial state after startup of the compressor, the refrigeration cycle apparatus is configured to perform an initial operation decreasing a temperature or a pressure of refrigerant discharged from the compressor so that disproportionation reaction of the first refrigerant does not occur based on an amount of liquid refrigerant in the gas-liquid separator.

US Pat. No. 10,101,066

ADSORBER AND ADSORPTION REFRIGERATOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A refrigerator, comprising:a heat-medium pipe through which a heat medium flows;
an adsorbent layer including an adsorbent that adsorbs a vapor-phase refrigerant located outside the heat-medium pipe by being cooled by the heat medium and desorbs the adsorbed refrigerant by being heated; and
a heat-transfer member that transfers heat between the heat-medium pipe and the adsorbent, the heat-transfer member and the adsorbent being integrally formed, wherein
an adsorbent filling ratio is 70% or less when the adsorbent filling ratio is defined as a value obtained by dividing a filling density of the adsorbent filled in the adsorbent layer by a true density of particles of the adsorbent.

US Pat. No. 10,101,065

HEAT TRANSMISSION METHOD AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE HEAT PUMP DEVICE

CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LI...

1. A heat transmission method using a heat pump system, the method comprising:(A) step of gasifying a heat transmission medium;
(B) step of compressing the heat transmission medium into a supercritical state by a condensation pressure of 5.0 MPa or lower;
(C) step of causing heat exchange between the heat transmission medium in the supercritical state at the condensation pressure of 5.0 MPa or lower and a medium to be heated to heat the medium to be heated to 80° C. or higher; and
(D) step of decreasing the pressure of the heat transmission medium,
wherein the heat transmission medium contains cis-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene at 80% by mass or more and 99% by mass or less and contains 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane at 1% by mass or more and 20% by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,101,062

ONE-PIECE PART INCLUDING A MAGNETOCALORIC MATERIAL NOT INCLUDING AN ALLOY INCLUDING IRON AND SILICON AND A LANTHANIDE, AND HEAT GENERATOR INCLUDING SAID PART

COOLTECH APPLICATIONS, H...

1. A one-piece part comprising a magnetocaloric material not comprising an alloy including iron, silicon, and a lanthanide, the one-piece part being configured to transfer heat when subjected to a magnetic field, the one-piece part comprising:a base (E) positioned in a first plane defined by a first direction (Dx) and a second direction (Dy); and
a set of N unitary blades (La,i) secured to said base (E), wherein:
said set of blades have a first dimension (DLai,x) in the first direction (Dx), a second dimension (DLai,y) in the second direction (Dy), and a third dimension (DLai,z) in a third direction (Dz) at right angles to the first and second dimensions,
an ith blade is separated from an (i+1)th blade by an ith distance (di),
a ratio between the second dimension (DLai,y) and the first dimension (DLai,x) is greater than or equal to 10,
a ratio between the third dimension (DLai,z) and the first dimension (DLai,x) is greater than or equal to 6, and
the first dimension is of the same order of magnitude as said ith distance (di) separating the ith blade (La,i) from the (i+1)th blade (La,i+i).

US Pat. No. 10,101,060

COOLING SYSTEM

Carrier Corporation, Far...

1. A cooling system, comprising:a main closed-loop refrigerant circuit having a compressor, an evaporator, an expansion device, and a condenser;
a subcooler closed-loop refrigerant circuit having a compressor, an evaporator, an expansion device, and a condenser, wherein a portion of the condenser of the subcooler circuit is in parallel with the condenser of the main circuit with respect to air flow; and
a valve positioned between the evaporator of the main circuit and the evaporator of the subcooler circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,101,056

FACILITY FOR PRODUCING A HOT LIQUID, IN PARTICULAR HOT WATER

ACV INTERNATIONAL, (BE)

1. A facility for heating a first liquid for producing a hot first liquid, said facility comprising at least:(a) a vessel (1) suitable for resisting an internal pressure of more than 3 105 Pa and defining a vessel chamber intended to contain, under a pressure of more than 3 105 Pa, said first liquid to be heated, this vessel (1) comprising: (i) an inlet (2) suitable for conveying the first liquid into the vessel chamber, and (ii) at least an outlet (3, 4) suitable for removing the hot first liquid, said vessel having an inner face intended to contact said first liquid to be heated, and
(b) a primary exchanger (10) extending into the vessel chamber of the vessel (1), this exchanger (10) being suitable for a heat transfer fluid to circulate and comprising at least an inlet (11) to convey the heat transfer fluid into the primary exchanger and an outlet (12) to remove a heat transfer fluid after flowing through the primary exchanger (10),
in which the primary exchanger (10) extending into the chamber of the vessel (1) is defined at least partly between (i) an inner wall (16) selected from a cylindrical inner wall and a tapering inner wall, said inner wall (16) having a minimum average internal diameter of 5 cm and a minimum height of 20 cm, and (ii) an outer wall (15) selected from a cylindrical outer wall and a tapering outer wall, said outer wall (15) having an average external diameter greater than the average internal diameter of the inner wall (16) and a minimum height of 20 cm, said outer wall of the primary exchanger being distant from the inner face of the vessel, these inner and outer walls (15, 16) being at a distance from each other in order to form between them a heating chamber with a minimum height of 20 cm intended for the heat transfer fluid to flow,
in which at least one wall selected from the group consisting of the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) has an area having at least two successive circular ribs (18) separated from each other by an intermediate zone selected from an intermediate line and an intermediate area, and
in which a first wall selected from the group consisting of the outer wall (15) and the inner wall (16) has a series of indentations (17) towards the other wall selected from the group consisting of the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15), these indentations (17) being at a distance from each other and forming areas of support for said first wall selected from the group consisting of the outer wall (15) and the inner wall (16), on the other wall selected from the group consisting of the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) in order to provide a minimum distance between the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) at least for the intermediate zone separating two of the successive circular ribs (18) from each other,
in which the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) at the intermediate zone separating two of the successive circular ribs (18) from each other, not taking the indentations (17) into account, are distant from each other with an average distance between 1 mm and 40 mm, whereas the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) are distant from each other at the level of the circular ribs (18) by a maximum distance greater by at least 5 mm than the average distance between the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15) at the intermediate zone separating two of the successive circular ribs (18) from each other, not taking the indentations (17) into account,
in which the primary exchanger comprises a central portion including the at least two circular ribs (18) and the intermediate zone separating two of the successive circular ribs (18) from each other, and
in which the average distance between the inner wall (16) and the outer wall (15), not taking into account the indentations (17), at the level of the said central portion of the primary exchanger varies between a minimum distance of between 1 mm and 5 mm, and a maximum distance of between 8 mm and 60 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,101,052

LOCATION-BASED APPROACHES FOR CONTROLLING AN ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE

OPOWER, INC., Arlington,...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining a first geo-fence for a property and a second geo-fence for the property, the property including a thermostat that controls operation of a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system for the property, the first geo-fence encompassing a geographic region in which the property is located, and the second geo-fence encompassing the geographic region encompassing the first geo-fence;
associating a plurality of user devices with the property;
aggregating notifications of the plurality of user devices entering and exiting geo-fences associated with the property and storing the notifications in a geo-fence crossing database, wherein the notifications do not identify coordinates of a geographic location;
receiving, from a user device of the plurality of user devices, a first notification indicating that the user device has exited the first geo-fence;
setting a first configuration of the thermostat based at least in part on receiving the first notification;
receiving, from the user device, a second notification indicating that the user device has exited the second geo-fence;
responsive to receiving the second notification indicating that the user device has exited the second geo-fence, analyzing additional notifications from the geo-fence crossing database to determine whether any other user devices associated with the property are located within the second geo-fence without analyzing coordinates of one or more geographic locations associated with the other user devices based on at least the notifications not identifying the coordinates; and
responsive to determining that none of the other user devices associated with the property are located within the second geo-fence based upon the analysis, setting a second configuration of the thermostat.

US Pat. No. 10,101,048

SUPERVISORY CONTROLLER FOR HVAC SYSTEMS

Honeywell International I...

1. A supervisory controller for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:a data management module configured to receive a zone demand signal from a local controller of a zone of the HVAC system and receive a number of additional signals from a number of sensors, wherein the zone demand signal corresponds to an energy demand amount of the zone and the number of sensors include a gas consumption sensor configured to sense an amount of energy consumed by the HVAC system;
a parameter identification module configured to determine, based on the zone demand signal, whether the zone is in a comfort state;
an optimization module configured to:
adjust an amount of energy supplied to the zone based on the amount of energy consumed by the HVAC system sensed by the gas consumption sensor;
increase the amount of energy supplied to the zone if the zone demand signal is 100% by increasing a hot water temperature set point for water provided to the zone; and
decrease the amount of energy supplied to the zone if the zone demand signal is less than 100% by decreasing the hot water temperature set point for water provided to the zone; and
a model structure tuning module configured to, after the amount of energy supplied to the zone is increased or decreased by the optimization module:
evaluate a model used to determine the amount of energy supplied to the zone; and;
tune the model based on a heating plant of the HVAC system becoming disabled as a result of the heating plant not being functional.

US Pat. No. 10,101,045

APPARATUS FOR BOTH HUMIDIFICATION AND AIR CLEANING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A humidification and air cleaning apparatus comprising:a water tank to store water;
a watering housing rotatably disposed in the water tank to spray water stored in the water tank;
a watering groove protruding inside the watering housing to draw water of the water tank into the watering housing and to pump the drawn water to an upper side of the watering housing during rotation of the watering housing;
a nozzle disposed in the watering housing to spray the pumped water to an outside of the watering housing; and
a water curtain preventing rib disposed inside the watering housing, disposed over the watering groove to interfere with the pumped water.

US Pat. No. 10,101,044

HUMIDIFICATION AND AIR CLEANING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A humidification and air cleaning apparatus comprising:a water tank to store water;
a visual body disposed on the water tank and formed of a transparent material;
a water tank inlet formed at the water tank to communicate with the inner and outer sides of the water tank;
a water tank humidification medium disposed at the water tank inlet and formed of a water absorbing material to humidify air passing through the water tank inlet; and
a watering housing rotatably disposed inside the water tank to spray water of the water tank,
wherein the watering housing having, a lower nozzle disposed at the watering housing to spray water to the water tank humidification medium, and a upper nozzle disposed at the watering housing to spray water to the visual body.

US Pat. No. 10,101,034

GAS OVEN

ITALFORNI PESARO S.R.L., ...

1. A gas oven, comprising:an oven space, including a bottom baking surface, two side walls rising up on opposite sides of the bottom baking surface and a top wall facing the bottom baking surface;
a burner system configured to raise a temperature of the oven space;
a control unit associated with the burner system and configured to drive the burner system as a function of a command given by a user to determine a preset temperature inside the oven space;
wherein the burner system comprises a first atmospheric burner located under the bottom baking surface and a second atmospheric burner located under and laterally of the bottom baking surface, the first and second atmospheric burners being independent of one another and configured to vary the temperature at the bottom baking surface and at the top wall, respectively;
the oven including at least two ducts, each located at a respective one of the two side walls and extending between an inlet section, facing the second atmospheric burner, and a single outlet section located in a proximity of the top wall to carry heat from the second atmospheric burner to the top wall to allow uniform heating of an upper zone of the oven space;
the control unit comprising a first drive module and a second drive module associated with the first atmospheric burner and with the second atmospheric burner, respectively, to control the first and second atmospheric burners independently of one another;
wherein the second atmospheric burner comprises two tubular members located on opposite sides of the bottom baking surface so that each of the two tubular members faces a respective one of the two ducts and both of the two tubular members are in fluid connection with a common gas supply duct through a manifold,
wherein the first atmospheric burner is interposed between the two tubular members of the second atmospheric burner to face an underside of the bottom baking surface for heating the bottom baking surface.

US Pat. No. 10,101,031

SWIRLER MOUNT INTERFACE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR

United Technologies Corpo...

12. A forward assembly for a combustor of a gas turbine engine, the forward assembly comprising:a bulkhead support shell;
a swirler mounted to said bulkhead support shell through a snap-fit interface located along a frustro-conical surface of said swirler.

US Pat. No. 10,101,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CESSATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE PRODUCTION

1. An apparatus for the cessation of gas production comprising:gas detector logic operable to detect a threshold level of gas and provide a gas detection output signal based on the detected threshold level of gas; and
gas termination control logic operably coupled to the gas detector logic and comprising:
a power receive input configured to receive power from a potential gas producing device having a controller and a transformer, the transformer being directly tied to the controller;
a power supply output configured to supply power to the controller of the potential gas producing device;
detection logic operable to receive the gas detection output signal from the gas detector logic and provide a gas termination output signal based on the received gas detection output signal; and
relay logic operable to receive power from the power receive input and determine whether to provide power received from the power receive input to the power supply output based on the gas termination output signal from the detection logic, wherein the gas detector logic receives power from the transformer of the potential gas producing device and provides power to the controller of the potential gas producing device,
wherein the detection logic is operable to provide a first voltage level on the gas termination output signal or a second voltage level on the gas termination output signal based on the received gas detection output signal, and
wherein the relay logic provides power received from the power receive input to a first output signal when the detection logic provides the first voltage level on the gas termination output signal, the relay logic provides power received from the power receive input to a second output signal when the detection logic provides the second voltage level on the gas termination output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,101,023

SOLID FUEL HEATING DEVICE

Incendia IP, LLC, South ...

1. A heating device comprising:a primary combustion chamber for combustion of a fuel;
a first and a second secondary combustion chamber in fluid communication with the primary combustion chamber for receiving an exhaust flow of combustion products from the primary combustion chamber and configured for combustion of one or more combustion products received from the primary combustion chamber, the first and second secondary combustion chambers providing parallel fluid paths from the primary combustion chamber;
a secondary combustion selector for selectively allowing the exhaust flow through the first and second secondary combustion chambers;
a secondary air control assembly coupled with the secondary combustion selector for selectively providing air to one of the first and the second secondary combustion chambers based upon, at least in part, the secondary combustion selector selectively allowing the exhaust flow through the first and second secondary combustion chambers;
a bypass in communication with the primary combustion chamber for selectively allowing the exhaust flow of combustion products to travel directly from the primary combustion chamber to an exhaust system bypassing the first and second secondary combustion chambers;
wherein the first secondary combustion chamber supports a thermal combustion process; and
wherein the second secondary combustion chamber supports a catalytic combustion process.