US Pat. No. 10,191,715

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUDIO PLAYBACK

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of synchronizing audio playback comprising:generating a master channel stream using a processor and a memory of a first audio speaker device, the master channel stream comprising a plurality of playback samples;
sending the master channel stream into a wireless telecommunication channel using a wireless module coupled with the processor and the memory;
receiving the master channel stream from the wireless telecommunication channel using a wireless module associated with a second audio speaker device;
generating a slave channel stream using the master channel stream and a processor and a memory comprised in the second audio speaker device, the slave channel stream comprising a plurality of playback samples;
generating and receiving a synchronous trigger signal using the first audio speaker device;
sending the synchronous trigger signal into the wireless telecommunication channel using the wireless module of the first audio speaker device;
receiving the synchronous trigger signal from the wireless telecommunication channel using the wireless module of the second audio speaker device;
identifying a number of master playback samples sent to a master digital-to-analog (DAC) converter in the master channel stream and sending the number of master playback samples in the master channel stream into the wireless telecommunication channel using the wireless module of the first audio speaker device;
in response to receiving the synchronous trigger signal using the wireless module of the second audio speaker device, identifying a number of playback samples sent to a slave DAC converter in the slave channel stream and comparing the number of playback samples with the number of master playback samples received from the wireless telecommunication channel;
using an asynchronous sampling rate converter (ASRC), adjusting an input transfer rate of playback samples into the ASRC if the number of playback samples in the slave channel stream and the number of master playback samples in the master channel stream is not the same.

US Pat. No. 10,191,703

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display a preview screen including identification information of document data and a preview image of the document data;
a selection unit configured to select a storage function based on a user operation using the preview screen being performed by the user; and
an accepting unit configured to accept a print instruction based on a user operation using a print item in the preview screen being performed by the user,
wherein in a case where the storage function is selected, the identification information of the document data is displayed in the preview screen after print processing for the document data has been performed, and in a case where the storage function is not selected, the identification information of the document data is not displayed in the preview screen after print processing for the document data has been performed,
wherein in a case where (1) target identification information is selected, based on a user operation to select the target identification information using the preview screen being performed by the user, from the preview screen including as the identification information first identification information of first document data for which print processing is to be newly performed and second identification information of second document data for which the storage function is selected and print processing has been already performed and (2) print setting information is changed, print setting information of document data corresponding to the selected target identification information is changed and print setting information of document data corresponding to the identification information not selected is not changed,
wherein the preview image of the document data corresponding to the selected target identification information is displayed in the preview screen and the preview image of the document data corresponding to the identification information not selected is not displayed in the preview screen, and
wherein printing based on the document data corresponding to the selected target identification information is performed and printing based on the document data corresponding to the identification information not selected is not performed, in a case where the target identification information is selected from the first and second identification information and the print instruction is accepted in a state the first and second identification information are displayed in the preview screen.

US Pat. No. 10,191,684

TECHNOLOGIES FOR FLEXIBLY COMPRESSING AND DECOMPRESSING DATA

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device for flexibly compressing data, the computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
an accelerator complex including digital logic resources to:
receive a compression job request from the one or more processors;
schedule the compression job request for one or more hardware compression resources of the accelerator complex;
perform the compression job request with the one or more hardware compression resources in response to scheduling of the compression job request; and
communicate uncompressed data and compressed data with an I/O subsystem of the computing device in response to performance of the compression job request.

US Pat. No. 10,191,676

SCALABLE STORAGE PROTECTION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A storage system, comprising:a plurality of processing nodes in communication with one another;
a first processing node of the plurality of processing nodes configured to write new data to a selected disk of a plurality of disks, the plurality of disks being local to the first processing node, wherein the first processing node comprises a delta computation unit to determine delta data from the new data and old data previously stored on the selected disk;
an intra-node redundancy computation unit to determine local redundant data using the delta data; and
an inter-node redundancy computation unit associated with a second processing node to determine global redundant data using the delta data, wherein the second processing node is configured to send a data safe acknowledgment to the first processing node when the delta data is one of temporarily stored and non-transitorily stored in the second processing node.

US Pat. No. 10,191,674

SHARED DENSE TREE REPAIR

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:initiating a consistency checker to perform repairs to levels of dense trees shared among volumes of a volume family managed by a volume layer of a storage input/output (I/O) stack executing on a node, each level of each dense tree including volume metadata entries for storing metadata, the volume metadata entries organized as metadata pages according to address space regions for the volumes, each region represented by a dense tree; and
configuring the consistency checker to operate in parallel on the dense trees shared among the volumes to check and repair the dense trees using a workflow that minimizes use of locks when traversing the dense trees, the consistency checker further configured to render non-cyclic repairs to each dense tree that ensure that the repairs are rendered once to avoid traversing the respective dense tree multiple times for the volumes of the volume family.

US Pat. No. 10,191,671

COMMON USERS, COMMON ROLES, AND COMMONLY GRANTED PRIVILEGES AND ROLES IN CONTAINER DATABASES

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method comprising:a database server maintaining a container database that comprises two or more pluggable databases;
the database server receiving a first single instruction specifying to create a common user across each of the two or more pluggable databases;
in response to receiving the first single instruction, the database server creating the common user separately in each pluggable database of the two or more pluggable databases, wherein creating the common user for each pluggable database of the two or more pluggable databases allows the common user to establish a session to each pluggable database of the two or more pluggable databases;
the database server receiving a second single instruction specifying to create a common role across each of the one or more pluggable databases;
in response to receiving the second single instruction, the database server creating, without establishing a respective client session for each pluggable database of the two or more pluggable databases, the common role for each respective pluggable database of the one or more pluggable databases;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,191,662

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF SEGMENTS IN A FLASH STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,655

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a display comprising a first region and a second region that extends from at least one side of the first region; and
a controller configured to:
independently switch each of the first region and the second region from either an active state to an inactive state, or from an inactive state to an active state, based on an occurrence of a first event;
independently control brightness of each of the first region and the second region when both the first region and the second region are in the active state based on an occurrence of a second event;
cause the display to display an execution screen of an application in the first region in response to a user input for executing the application, the brightness of the first region increasing from a first preset brightness level to a first predetermined brightness level in response to the user input; and
cause the display to display a screen for controlling execution of the application in the second region in response to the user input, the brightness of the second region decreasing from a second preset brightness level to a second predetermined brightness level in response to the user input,
wherein the user input is received while the first region is in the active state with the first preset brightness level and while the second region is in the active state with the second preset brightness level, and
wherein the execution screen is displayed at the first predetermined brightness level in the first region while the screen for controlling execution of the application is displayed at the second predetermined brightness level in the second region after receiving the user input,
wherein the controller is further configured to set a sequence of switching the first region and the second region according to an order set by a user such that one of the first region and the second region is switched first to the active state or the inactive state before another one of the first region and the second region is switched to the active state or the inactive state according to the set sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,191,654

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING TEXT INTO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

TOUCHTYPE LIMITED, Londo...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
program instructions that when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
instantiate an entry mechanism for entering an input comprising at least one character, symbol, numeral or punctuation mark;
instantiate a typing pane configured to display the input entered via the entry mechanism;
wherein, in response to automatic selection of a prediction based on the input entered via the entry mechanism, the typing pane is configured to replace the input entered via the entry mechanism by the prediction; and
instantiate an undo indication, wherein in response to user selection of the undo indication, the typing pane is configured to replace the selected prediction by the input entered via the entry mechanism;
wherein the undo indication is instantiated in response to the automatic selection of the prediction and in response to one or more subsequent selections of a delete/backspace indication after the automatic selection of the prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,652

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN INTERACTIVE PRESSURE SENSITIVE MULTI-TOUCH DISPLAY

HJ Laboratories Licensing...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,641

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

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,638

METHOD FOR THE PARAMETER CHANGE OF PARAMETERISABLE FUNCTIONS BY MEANS OF DATA PROCESSING DEVICES COMPRISING A POINTING MEANS AND A DISPLAY OF A TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

1. A method for the parameter change of parameterized functions for technical devices by means of a data processing device comprising a pointing means and a display of a touch-sensitive device in which a sliding bar with corresponding sliding element is shown for the parameter change,said method comprising the steps that
it is detected if the pointing means is actuated for the parameter change, and
a parameter change is made on the basis of the detected pointing means actuation,
wherein a plurality of icon images are saved on the data processing device for a plurality of parameters, which can each be uniquely assigned to the respective parameterized functions,
a plurality of the saved icons to be uniquely assigned are loaded for different parameters,
a desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is determined,
a display with the sliding bar and a plurality of icons arranged thereon according to the determined desired order is generated,
it is detected if the pointing means is positioned on one of the icons and the pointing means is actuated and, in response,
a parameter change is made on the basis of a current parameter size of the parameterized function assigned to the selected icon,
wherein, when a parameter change has been completed, the desired order of the icons on the sliding bar is newly determined in a manner dependent on the parameter size, whereupon icons on the sliding bar are automatically repositioned without the automatic repositioning involving a parameter change,
a desired position of the icons is further determined by taking into account the use statistics, wherein icons which are assigned to parameterized functions that have recently been changed are assigned a central position and icons which are used rarely are assigned an outer position on a sliding bar,
wherein the respectively assigned sliding bar end is selected depending on whether other icons to be arranged on the sliding bar are assigned to parameterized functions with parameters that should typically be increased or cannot be lowered any further and wherein at least one of the desired position and/or the desired order of the plurality of icons on the sliding bar is determined by taking into account a plurality of influences and/or wherein a selection of the icons, which are on the sliding bar, can be configured by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,628

ENVIRONMENT FOR DESIGNING A DYNAMIC MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION

Emmi Solutions, LLC, Chi...

1. A system for facilitating authoring of an interactive multimedia pack, the system comprising:(a) a controller configured to transmit to a display device display data representing a plurality of interfaces to be simultaneously displayed for defining a flow between a plurality of pages of an interactive multimedia presentation (“IMP”) that each include a plurality of content assets visual or audible in nature and for selecting the plurality of content assets for each of the pages, the plurality of interfaces including: (i) a first one or more interfaces that a user may interact with to select content assets to be presented when pages of the IMP are presented, and (ii) a second interface that a user may interact with to define the flow between the plurality of pages of the IMP;
(b) one or more input devices coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive from the one or more input devices: (i) first input data representing a plurality of content assets selected using the first one or more interfaces, and (ii) second input data representing a flow-definition made using the second interface, the flow-definition including a first flow from a first page to a second page representing a first version of a portion of the IMP, a second flow from the first page to a third page representing a second version of the portion of the IMP, and one or more conditions to be evaluated at run-time by a rules engine for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow based, at least in part, on the type of communication channel utilized to present the IMP;
(c) one or more memory devices coupled to the controller, the one or more memory devices storing:
(i) first page data generated by the controller and representing the first page of the IMP, the first page data referencing the selected content asset;
(ii) a record of rules generated by the controller according to the flow-definition represented by the second input data, the record of rules including the one or more conditions for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow;
(d) one or more servers coupled to the one or more memory devices, the one or more servers configured to:
(i) analyze the first page data to identify the selected content asset referenced by the first page data and to transmit to a client device the selected content asset for presentation by the client device of the first page;
(ii) evaluate the one or more conditions included in the record of rules stored at the one or more memory devices;
(iii) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a first result: analyze second page data representing the second page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the second page data so that the client device can present the second page after the first page has been presented; and
(iv) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a second result: analyze third page data representing the third page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the third page data so that the client device can present the third page after the first page has been presented.

US Pat. No. 10,191,627

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR MANIPULATING FRAMED GRAPHICAL OBJECTS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions for manipulating framed graphical objects which, when executed by an electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensities of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface, cause the electronic device to:display a first portion of a graphical object inside of a frame on the display;
detect a gesture, wherein detecting the gesture includes:
detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is over the graphical object; and
detecting movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface; and
in response to detecting the gesture that includes movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface:
in accordance with a determination that the contact meets predefined intensity criteria, remove the graphical object from the frame; and
in accordance with a determination that the contact does not meet the predefined intensity criteria, adjust an appearance of the graphical object inside of the frame in accordance with the movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface to display a second portion of the graphical object that was not displayed prior to detecting the gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,191,626

SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AND PROCESSING DATA FROM A MEDICAL FACILITY

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A system for managing and processing data in a medical facility, the system comprising:a plurality of medical examination devices in the medical facility;
a plurality of different types of user devices in the medical facility that display and process data;
a public cloud outside of the medical facility storing downloadable applications, templates drivers, patient data records, patient image data records and patient associated tasks to be performed by the medical facility, the public cloud being connected to the plurality of medical examination devices and the plurality of different types of user devices;
at least one browser application installed on each of the plurality of different types of user devices configured to run on the user devices, the browser application being configured to access and display
data record lists, stored in the public cloud, containing a respective list entry for a number of medical data records of a particular data type including data inclusive of data generated by the plurality medical examination devices, data of hospital information systems (HIS), radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), and
individual list entries resulting from search queries via the browser application
for inspection and processing, the at least one browser application being subdivided into the following layers in terms of its component architecture:
a frame layer comprising at least one frame component, the frame component defining a number and arrangement of GUI pages to be displayed at the same time for a respective data record list or GUI pages for a respective list entry, and the frame component also being configured to implement functions for transferring control between different GUI pages,
a view layer comprising a number of components, each respectively specifically defining, for a particular data type, the graphical contents of a GUI page for displaying a data record list or a GUI page for displaying a list entry,
a view model layer comprising a number of components, each defining, for at least one associated component of the view layer, properties and commands for the control elements of the GUI page defined there,
a model layer comprising a number of components, each respectively specifically defining, for a particular data type, the structure of the associated data records, and
a driver layer comprising a number of driver components, each respectively configured to facilitate data access to a particular data memory inside or outside the user device,
the components of the view model layer being independent of the data type.

US Pat. No. 10,191,617

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

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,614

PANEL DISPLAYING METHOD, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE METHOD

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A panel displaying method for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device has a plurality of panels, the panel displaying method comprising:displaying at least one widget icon in a widget area of a first panel, wherein the widget area selects an operation mode based on an environment of the electronic device;
displaying a plurality of first icons corresponding to a plurality of objects in a second panel;
determining the environment of the electronic device according to device information of the electronic device, wherein the device information comprises connection information of the electronic device;
automatically choosing the operation mode based on the environment of the electronic device, and displaying at least one widget icon corresponding to the chosen operation mode in the widget area of the first panel,
wherein a portion of the first icons is chosen and updated as the at least one widget icon based on the number of clicks of the objects corresponding to the first icons and being clicked in the chosen operation mode; and
detecting a choose input signal, wherein the choose input signal instructs to move one of the first icons as a third icon into a specific position of the widget area, wherein when updating the widget icon, not updating a display position of the third icon based on the number of clicks of the third icon but displaying the third icon at the specific position, and displaying other widget icons at positions other than the specific position in the widget area according to the number of clicks of the other widget icons.

US Pat. No. 10,191,613

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING FUNCTION EXECUTION SCREENS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,602

CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE HAVING A CURVED SURFACE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,594

PROJECTION-TYPE VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE

MAXELL, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A projection-type video display device comprising:a video projector that projects a video;
at least one light source that emits illumination light different from that of the projected video onto a surface at least partly overlapping a video projection surface onto which the video projector projects the video;
an image capture device that performs imaging using reflected light of the illumination light; and
a control system that is communicatively coupled to the video projector, the at least one light source and the image capture device, wherein the control system:
detects at least a position at which an operator's finger is brought into contact with the video projection surface based on a captured image acquired by the image capture device; and
performs a plurality of operations that change at least one partial video included in the video projected by the video projector based on a result of the detection acquired by the control system, wherein, the plurality of operations include a first operation and a second operation;
wherein the first operation comprises:
dividing a first partial video of video projected by the video projector into a plurality of separate display screens, on a condition that the operator's finger is detected to move into the first partial video from outside of the first partial video and traverses the partial video while being brought into contact with the video projection surface; and
allowing each of new partial video contents of the separate display screens to be independently adjustable through interaction of each of the separate display screens, and
wherein the second operation comprises:
on a condition that the operator's finger is detected to move from a start position in a second partial video while being brought into contact with the video projection surface, moving the second partial video of video projected by the video projector.

US Pat. No. 10,191,593

POSITIONAL INPUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,591

ANALOG ELIMINATION OF UNGROUNDED CONDUCTIVE OBJECTS IN CAPACITIVE SENSING

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A method for performing a touch determination with a capacitive sensor comprising a first electrode and a second electrode;initiating a self capacitance measurement of the first electrode and performing in parallel a mutual capacitance measurement including the first and second electrode, wherein after a start and before an end of the self capacitance measurement a pulse is fed to the second electrode, wherein a measurement circuit is designed such that grounding a sensor capacitance of the capacitive sensor has an opposite influence on self-capacitance measurement with respect to the mutual capacitance measurement and un-grounding the sensor capacitance has an equal influence on self-capacitance measurement and the mutual capacitance measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,191,589

SAMPLING FREQUENCY AND ACCUMULATOR SWEEPING IN A TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER

STMicroelectronics Asia P...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,588

COORDINATE INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A touch panel comprising:a first coordinate electrode for detecting a touch coordinate;
a power source for supplying electric charges to the first electrode;
an electric charge storage capacitor electrically connecting the first coordinate electrode, and including a first capacitor electrode connecting the first coordinate electrode and a second capacitor electrode opposing to the first capacitor electrode;
a first switch electrically connecting between the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor and a reference voltage;
a second switch electrically connecting between the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor and a noise voltage; and
an amplifier for detecting electric charges which are transferred from the coordinate electrode to the electric charge storage capacitor via a third switch,
wherein the third switch directly connects between the first coordinate electrode and the amplifier in order to transfer the electric charges,
wherein the reference voltage is applied to the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor before the noise voltage is applied to the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor,
wherein the noise voltage is applied to the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor for detecting the touch coordinate, and
wherein the third switch is configured to be turned ON at the same time as the noise voltage is applied to the second electrode of the electric charge storage capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,586

DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND POINTING DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a touch panel including a driving electrode and a sensing electrode that faces at least a part of the driving electrode across a dielectric substance, the touch panel being configured to output a detection signal from the sensing electrode in synchronization with a driving signal applied to the driving electrode;
a pointing circuit configured to point to a position on a touch surface of the touch panel;
a detection assisting circuit including an inverting circuit configured to obtain a detection driving signal corresponding to the driving signal detected by the pointing circuit and generate an inversion signal by inverting a phase of the detection driving signal, the detection assisting circuit being configured to output the inversion signal to the sensing electrode via the pointing circuit;
a touch-panel control circuit configured to apply the driving signal to the driving electrode, obtain the detection signal that is generated at the sensing electrode according to a mutual capacitance between the driving electrode and the sensing electrode and the inversion signal, and detect the pointing circuit in contact with or proximity to the touch panel based on the detection signal; and
a phase adjustment circuit configured to compare a phase of an auxiliary signal to be output to the sensing electrode via the pointing circuit with the phase of the detection driving signal, determine whether or not an amount of phase delay of the auxiliary signal relative to the detection driving signal is within a predetermined allowable range, and align the phase of the auxiliary signal with the phase of the detection driving signal when the amount of phase delay exceeds the predetermined allowable range.

US Pat. No. 10,191,574

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory storing instructions;
a flexible display;
a touch panel;
at least one sensor; and
at least one processor configured to execute the storing instructions to:
identify a wearing state of the electronic device by using the at least one sensor;
based on the identification, obtain, by using the at least one sensor, information regarding a motion of the electronic device;
in response to detecting a touch input on the touch panel while obtaining the information regarding the motion of the electronic device, obtain information regarding the touch input;
identify, among a plurality of interactions configured in the electronic device, an interaction corresponding to the information regarding the motion of the electronic device and the information regarding the touch input; and
provide a function corresponding to the identified interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,554

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A controlling method of a display apparatus, comprising:based on a captured image of an object corresponding to a predetermined shape while the display apparatus is operated in a general driving mode, activating an intermediate mode and displaying a mode conversion user interface (UI) that provides a guideline of a first motion for switching from the intermediate mode to a motion task mode that allows a user to control at least one function of the display apparatus via a second motion different from the first motion;
based on recognizing the first motion that corresponds to the guideline within a predetermined time since the intermediate mode is activated, activating the motion task mode and displaying a motion task UI to control the display apparatus in accordance with the second motion;
based on recognizing the second motion to control the at least one function of the display apparatus while the display apparatus is operated in the motion task mode, controlling the at least one function corresponding to the second motion,
wherein the general driving mode is switched to the motion task mode through the intermediate mode that occurs between the general driving mode and the motion task mode, based on the first motion being recognized within the predetermined time since the intermediate mode is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,191,551

TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE

NVF Tech Ltd, Cambridges...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,518

SOLID STATE INPUT DEVICE

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,510

CONNECTOR SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. An electrical connector?substrate assembly comprising:a electrical connector; and
a substrate on which the connector is mounted, wherein:
the connector is supported so as to be slidable with respect to the substrate, from a preparation position to a mounting position,
the connector partially projects outwardly, from an end portion of the substrate, at least at the mounting position, and
the connector, at the preparation position, slides outwardly from the end portion of the substrate to the mounting position.

US Pat. No. 10,191,501

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWER STEALING

Emerson Electric Co., St...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,500

HOT AND COLD WATER MIXING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A hot and cold water mixing device, comprising:a hot water supply path which is connected to a hot water supply and which allows hot water having a set temperature set by the hot water supply to flow through;
a cold water supply path which is connected to a cold water supply and which allows cold water having an initial temperature to flow through;
a hot and cold water adjustment unit configured to mix hot water flowing from the hot water supply path and cold water flowing from the cold water supply path with each other so as to provide mixed water having an adjusted temperature and an adjusted flow rate;
a mixed water path which is connected to the hot and cold water adjustment unit and which allows mixed water to flow through;
a water shut-off switch configured to switch between stopping and passing of mixed water,
a mixed water path flowmeter which is disposed in the mixed water path and configured to measure a flow rate of mixed water,
a flowmeter which is disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the flowmeter being configured to measure a corresponding flow rate of a flow rate of hot water in the hot water supply path or a flow rate of cold water in the cold water supply path, and
at least a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor which are individually disposed in at least two of the hot water supply path, the cold water supply path, and the mixed water path, wherein
the hot and cold water adjustment unit is configured to adjust a volume of hot water and a volume of cold water based on measurement values of the flowmeter disposed in only one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path which has a higher flow rate than a remaining one of the hot water supply path and the cold water supply path, the mixed water path flowmeter, and at least the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,485

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF VEHICLES

Flytrex Aviation Ltd., T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,456

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE DEFINED METALLURGY

Desktop Metal, Inc., Bur...

1. A system for generating a user-adjustable thermal processing parameter profile for use by a furnace, comprising:a user interface configured to receive one or more materials properties provided by a user;
a processor;
a memory with computer code instructions stored thereon, the memory operatively coupled to the processor such that, when executed by the processor, the computer code instructions cause the system to implement:
communicating with the furnace to ascertain one or more thermal processes associated with the furnace;
identifying one or more part characteristics associated with a part to be processed by the furnace; and
determining a thermal processing parameter profile of at least one thermal processing parameter corresponding to each of the one or more thermal processes, based on (i) the one or more part characteristics and (ii) the one or more materials properties, the thermal processing parameter profile characterizing a cycle of the each of the one or more thermal processes; a binder trap configured to store binder hydrocarbon products; and a valve that controls a path from the binder trap to the furnace, such that through the valve, the binder hydrocarbon products are selectively introduced to the furnace to control a carbon potential of the furnace environment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,433

SHEET FEEDING TIMING METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS BASED ON SHEET SIZE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a sheet holder configured to hold one or more sheets;
an image forming unit configured to perform image formation on the one or more sheets fed from the sheet holder;
a sheet feeder configured to feed the one or more sheets held in the sheet holder in a sheet conveyance direction toward the image forming unit;
a re-conveyance unit configured to re-convey, toward the image forming unit, the one or more sheets having passed through the image forming unit;
a first sensor configured to output a signal in response to detecting passage of each sheet fed by the sheet feeder;
a second sensor configured to output a signal in response to detecting passage of each sheet re-conveyed by the re-conveyance unit, the second sensor being located upstream of the first sensor;
a third sensor configured to output a signal in response to detecting passage of each sheet fed by the sheet feeder, the third sensor being located upstream of the second sensor; and
a controller configured to:
begin to feed a preceding sheet by the sheet feeder;
acquire a passing time period during which the preceding sheet being fed by the sheet feeder is passing through the first sensor, based on the signal from the first sensor;
begin to re-convey the preceding sheet by the re-conveyance unit;
begin to feed a subsequent sheet in response to the leading end of the preceding sheet being detected by the second sensor;
stop feeding the subsequent sheet at a predetermined position downstream of the sheet holder in the sheet conveyance direction in response to the leading end of the subsequent sheet being detected by the third sensor, the third sensor being located at the predetermined position;
in response to feeding of the subsequent sheet being stopped at the predetermined position after the preceding sheet has begun to be re-conveyed by the re-conveyance unit, calculate, based on the acquired passing time period during which the preceding sheet was passing through the first sensor, an adjustment time period between a point of time when a leading end of the preceding sheet re-conveyed by the re-conveyance unit is detected based on the signal from the second sensor and a point of time when the subsequent sheet is to resume being fed from the predetermined position toward the image forming unit, by the sheet feeder, the adjustment time period being determined to be shorter as the acquired passing time period is shorter; and
control the sheet feeder to feed the subsequent sheet from the predetermined position toward the image forming unit with timing adjusted based on the calculated adjustment time period.

US Pat. No. 10,191,401

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:a sheet supply tray accommodating sheets;
an image forming unit configured to form an image on the sheet supplied from the sheet supply tray;
a first frame made of metal, the first frame being configured to support the image forming unit, the first frame comprising a first recessed part made of metal; and
a second frame arranged on an opposite side, with respect to the image forming unit, of the first frame, the second frame comprising a first resin part made of first resin and a second resin part made of second resin which has a higher tensile strength than the first resin, the second resin part comprising a second recessed part; and
a sheet supplying unit having sheet feed rollers configured to pick up and feed a sheet from the sheet supply tray, the sheet supplying unit bridging between the first frame and the second frame, the sheet supplying unit being positioned above the sheet supply tray, the sheet supplying unit comprising:
a first projected part configured to contact the first recessed part made of metal and thereby position the sheet supplying unit with respect to the first frame made of metal; and
a second projected part, a protruded length of the second projected part being shorter than a protruded length of the first projected part, the second projected part being configured to contact the second recessed part, which is made of the second resin, and thereby position the sheet supplying unit with respect to the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,191,382

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR ILLUMINATING A MASK IN A MICROLITHOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE APPARATUS

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,379

REMOVING PHOTORESIST FROM A WAFER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for removing photoresist off of a wafer, comprising:moving a wafer having a photoresist film into a bath of a process liquid in a process tank, with the process liquid removing the photoresist film from the wafer, and with some of the removed photoresist film comprising solids;
pumping process liquid from the process tank to a filter assembly having filter media;
moving the process liquid through the filter media, with the filter media filtering out the solids from the process liquid;
returning the filtered process liquid to the process tank;
scraping the filter media, by rotating a rotor within a filter chamber formed by the filter media, with the rotor having blades contacting the filter media, to move the filtered out solids to a collector in the filter assembly;
removing the filtered out solids from the collector; and
removing the wafer from the process tank.

US Pat. No. 10,191,367

PELLICLE FOR PHOTOMASK AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS INCLUDING THE PELLICLE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,351

LENS PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels configured to display an image; and
a lens panel disposed on the display panel and including a plurality of lenses when operating in a 3D mode,
wherein the lens panel is partitioned into a plurality of domains,
the lens panel comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and an optical modulation layer, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode face each other and the optical modulation layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the optical modulation layer includes liquid crystal molecules forming the lenses,
the first electrode comprises first openings and the second electrode comprises second openings, and
at least one of a first opening, of the first openings, and a second opening, of the second openings, has a shape corresponding to a shape of a plurality of unit figures overlapping each other at their edges.

US Pat. No. 10,191,350

WAVEGUIDE MODULATORS STRUCTURES

Rockley Photonics Limited...

1. A Mach-Zehnder waveguide modulator comprising:a left arm including a left SiGe optical waveguide, and a right arm including a right SiGe optical waveguide;
wherein each of the left and right optical waveguides comprises a PIN junction region and a plurality of electrodes for providing a bias across the PIN junction to enable control of the phase of light travelling through the respective PIN junction region via dispersion;
wherein each of the PIN junctions is formed from:
a first semiconductor region corresponding to either a p-doped region or an n-doped region;
a second semiconductor region corresponding to the other of the p-doped or n-doped region; and
a central SiGe waveguide region;
wherein the first semiconductor region of the left optical waveguide is integral with the first semiconductor region of the right optical waveguide in a region between the left and right arms, forming a common doped region; and
the plurality of electrodes is configured to apply a forward bias across one or both of the PIN junctions.

US Pat. No. 10,191,339

BOA LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL BASED ON IGZO-TFT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A method for manufacturing a BOA liquid crystal panel based on an IGZO-TFT, comprising steps of:(1) forming a black matrix, which comprises:
forming a copper film on a substrate,
oxidizing the copper film to obtain a copper oxide film, and
patterning the copper oxide film and exposing an opening area to obtain a black matrix pattern;
(2) forming a gate, which comprises forming a gate film on the black matrix pattern, and then exposing the gate film to radiation to obtain a gate pattern, wherein the gate film is formed by physical vapor deposition, and the gate pattern is obtained by subjecting the gate film to exposure and to dry etching, and the gate pattern is made of copper;
(3) forming a gate insulator, which comprises forming a gate insulator film on the resulting structure of step (2) to form a gate insulator film;
(4) forming a source and a drain, which comprises forming a source film and a drain film on a part of the gate insulator film which covers the gate pattern, and then exposing the source and the drain film to obtain a source and a drain pattern;
(5) forming IGZO, which comprises forming a IGZO film on a part of the gate insulator film which covers the gate pattern and is between the source and the drain to obtain an IGZO pattern;
(6) forming a passivation, which comprises forming a passivation film on the resulting structure of step (5), and forming a contact hole passing through the passivation film on the source and the drain;
(7) forming R/G/B color resist, which comprises coating the resulting structure of step (6) except the contact hole, with R/G/B color resist, and exposing the coating to radiation to obtain a desired pattern; and
(8) forming ITO, which comprises covering the contact hole and the opening area with an ITO film, and exposing the ITO film to radiation to obtain an ITO pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,191,315

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a set cover including a set plate, a screw insertion hole in the set plate, and a set sidewall curved from the set plate to form a storage space;
a guide frame in the storage space;
a plurality of screws coupled to the guide frame by penetrating through the set plate so as to fix the guide frame to the set cover;
a display unit including a display panel placed onto the guide frame; and
an adhesive member fixedly adhering a rear portion of the display panel to the guide frame,
wherein the guide frame comprises:
a first part coupled to a rear edge portion of the display panel by the adhesive member, the first part being divided into a plurality of sub first parts provided along each edge of the set plate;
a plurality of bosses protruding at fixed intervals from a rear surface of each of the plural sub first parts toward the set plate, the plurality of bosses being provided to meet with the screw insertion hole;
a plurality of screw coupling holes formed at each of the plurality of bosses, and each of the plurality of screws is coupled to each of the plurality of screw coupling holes by penetrating through the screw insertion hole of the set plate; and
a guide sidewall which is bent from each of the plurality of sub first parts so as to cover the lateral side of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,191,306

DITHER FREE BIAS CONTROL

OCLARO TECHNOLOGY LIMITED...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,298

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

HEMARIS AG, Chur (CH)

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,293

GRATING CONTROLLING METHOD AND APPARATUS, GRATING, DISPLAY PANEL, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A grating controlling method for achieving three-dimensional (3D) displaying, in which a grating cooperates with a display panel used for outputting left-eye images and right-eye images to achieve the 3D displaying, the grating controlling method comprising:obtaining a current position of an eye of an observer who is observing 3D images;
calculating a distance S between the current position and a base position in a direction parallel to a connection line of the left-eye and the right-eye of the observer, wherein the grating comprises an original slit position and the base position is a position when the left-eye images are observed by the left-eye of the observer through the original slits and the right-eye images are observed by the right-eye of the observer through the original slits simultaneously; and
adjusting slit positions of the grating according to the current position, so as to enable the left-eye images to be observed by the left-eye of the observer through the adjusted slits, while to enable the right-eye images to be observed by the right-eye of the observer through the adjusted slits,
wherein the grating is a liquid crystal grating, and adjusting the slit positions of the grating according to the current position comprises:
adjusting the slit positions of the grating on the basis of the original slit position, according to the distance S,
wherein adjusting the slit positions of the grating on the basis of the original slit position, according to the distance S comprises:
determining a corresponding value t, when the distance S is within the following value range

where t=0, 1, 2, . . . n, m?N, I is an interpupillary distance of human eyes, and n is a number of grating elements corresponding to a width of one slit of the liquid crystal grating;
determining a moving direction from the base position to the current position; and
enabling the slit position of the grating to move by t grating elements in the moving direction from the base position to the current position.

US Pat. No. 10,191,283

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

NORTH INC., Kitchener (C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,279

EYE IMAGING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn computer with a see-through computer display through which a user is able to see a surrounding environment and upon which a user is able to see digitally presented content, comprising:an eye imaging camera mounted in the head-worn computer at a position to capture an image of an eye of the user;
an eye illumination system mounted in the head-worn computer at a position to illuminate the eye such that an eye glint is produced and reflected from the eye of the user towards the eye imaging camera;
a processor, in the head-worn computer, adapted to compute a position of the eye from the image of the eye, as determined by a relative position of the eye glint to a portion of the eye, and to compare the position of the eye with dimensions of a field of view of the see-through computer display to determine a position of the eye with respect to the field of view;
the processor further adapted to establish a virtual target line in a direction that intersects a forward direction of the eye and the field of view, forming a field of view intersection; and
causing content to display at the field of view intersection such that the content is aligned with a viewing perspective of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,191,273

MIRROR DRIVING DEVICE, BEAM IRRADIATION DEVICE, AND LASER RADAR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A mirror driving device comprising:a rotating shaft;
a first driving source which rotates the rotating shaft;
a mirror holder which is supported on the rotating shaft by a support shaft extending perpendicular to the rotating shaft, the mirror holder being rotatable about the support shaft;
a mirror mounted on the mirror holder;
a holding part provided at an edge of the mirror holder;
a rotating body on which the mirror holder is placed at a position located away from the support shaft;
a guide which is disposed at the holding part and which guides the holding part so as to be capable of changing a distance between the holding part and the rotating shaft;
a moving mechanism which moves the rotating body in a direction parallel to the rotating shaft in a state where the rotating body is rotatable with the rotating shaft; and
a second driving source which moves the rotating body via the moving mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,191,270

IMAGING UNIT AND ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An imaging unit provided at a distal end of an endoscope, the imaging unit comprising:a solid state image sensor configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion on the light to generate an electric signal;
a substrate extending from the solid state image sensor in an optical axis direction of the solid state image sensor;
a multi-layer substrate formed on a surface of the substrate, the multi-layer substrate having a plurality of electronic components mounted thereon, the multi-layer substrate having a plurality of conductor layers and a plurality of via holes formed therein, the solid state image sensor being positioned on a distal end of the multi-layer substrate; and
a signal cable connected to a proximal end of the multi-layer substrate;
wherein the plurality of electronic components are disposed in a position excluding a center of the multi-layer substrate in the optical axis direction,
at least one of the plurality of electronic components is embedded inside the multi-layer substrate, and
the plurality of via holes are formed on both sides of the at least one of the plurality of electronic components embedded inside the multi-layer substrate along an optical axis direction of the multi-layer substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,269

SLIDE HOLDER FOR AN OPTICAL MICROSCOPE

1. A microscope slide holder for an optical microscope, comprising:a base portion,
a slide holder portion arranged on the base portion and having a mounting zone capable of receiving microscope slides, the slide holder portion being movably arranged on the base portion,
a manipulator for moving the slide holder portion with respect to the base portion in at least two orthogonal directions,wherein:the base portion is dimensioned to fit into another mounting zone that is of a slide holder of the optical microscope designed for holding a single slide at a time in the optical microscope.

US Pat. No. 10,191,259

ZOOM LENS AND CAMERA DEVICE

TAMRON CO., LTD., Saitam...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,254

WIDE-ANGLE LENS AND IMAGING UNIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wide-angle lens, comprising:a first lens group that has positive refractive power;
an aperture stop;
a second lens group that has negative refractive power; and
a third lens group that has positive refractive power, wherein
the first lens group, the aperture stop, the second lens group, and the third lens group are arranged in order from an object side toward an image side,
a focusing operation is based on a movement of the second lens group toward the image side upon variation in subject distance from infinite to proximity,
the first lens group includes a negative lens, a first lens that has negative refractive power, a second lens that has positive refractive power, and at least one cemented lens,
the negative lens, the first lens, the second lens, and the at least one cemented lens are arranged in order from the object side toward the image side,
the negative lens is closer to the object side than remaining lenses of the first lens group and the negative lens has a convex surface that faces the object side, and
the following conditional expression is satisfied,
0.5 where f1 is a focal distance of the first lens group in a condition that the infinite is in focus, and f is a focal distance of a whole system in the condition that the infinite is in focus.

US Pat. No. 10,191,251

OPTICAL LENS

RAYS OPTICS INC., Hsinch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,247

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

Genius Electronic Optical...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,233

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

Applied Optoelectronics, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,223

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical connector comprising:a first plug that secures a first fiber with a first ferrule in an end thereof;
a second plug that secures a second fiber with a second ferrule in an end thereof, the first plug and the second plug jointly rotating around an optical axis common to the first ferrule and the second ferrule, the second plug having a projection;
a sleeve that receives the first ferrule of the first plug in one end thereof and the second ferrule of the second plug in another end thereof;
a shell that encloses the first plug and the second plug therein, the shell providing a hollow that engages with the projection of the second plug; and
a spring provided between the first plug and the shell, the spring pushing the first plug against the second plug outward from the shell,
wherein the first ferrule of the first plug makes physical contact against the second ferrule of the second plug,
wherein the shell has a slit and a cut, the slit providing the hollow in one end thereof,
wherein the cut extends from an edge of the shell facing the second plug to another end of the slit, and
wherein the slit circumferentially extends on a surface of the shell and has an edge closer to the edge of the shell, the edge of the slit making a distance to the edge of the shell gradually increasing from the end continuous to the cut to the hollow.

US Pat. No. 10,191,213

SHIELDING STRUCTURES BETWEEN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An optical waveguide device, comprising:a first optical waveguide core directly on and in contact with an insulator layer;
a second optical waveguide core adjacent to the first optical waveguide core;
an upper insulator layer formed directly on surfaces of the first optical waveguide core and on surfaces of the second optical waveguide core; and
a shielding structure in a trench in the upper insulator layer between the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core, the shielding structure comprising a material configured to prevent the transmission of light from the first optical waveguide core to the second optical waveguide core,
wherein the first optical waveguide core and the second optical waveguide core each comprise silicon; and
the insulator layer and the upper insulator layer each comprise oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,191,202

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

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,195

POLARIZING PLATE WITH PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE LAYER

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,190

SYNTHETIC DIAMOND OPTICAL MIRRORS

ELEMENT SIX TECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A mirror for use in high power optical applications, the mirror comprising:a support plate comprising a synthetic diamond material; and
a reflective coating disposed over the support plate,
wherein the reflective coating comprises a bonding layer of carbide forming material selected from any of W, Cr, or Ti, which bonds the reflective coating to the synthetic diamond material in the support plate, a reflective metal layer disposed over the bonding layer, and one or more layers of dielectric material disposed over the reflective metal layer,
wherein the bonding layer and the reflective metal layer together have a total thickness in a range 50 nm to 10 ?m with the reflective metal layer having a thickness of no more than 5 ?m, and
wherein the support plate and the reflective coating are configured such that the mirror has a reflectivity of at least 99% at an operational wavelength of the mirror,
wherein the bonding layer and the reflective metal layer are formed of different materials, and
wherein the operational wavelength is one of 10.6 ?m, 1.06 ?m, 532 nm, 355 nm, or 266 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,191,182

ACCURACY OF WATER BREAK-THROUGH TIME PREDICTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,141

LIGHT BEAM PAINTED FLUORESCENT RADAR IMAGE DISPLAY SCREEN

1. A display system comprising:a fluorescent screen, a plurality of rotating structures, and a radiation source;
wherein the display screen is adapted for use with a radar system;
wherein the radiation source stimulates the fluorescent screen;
wherein the track of radiation generated by the radiation source is directed by the plurality of rotating structures;
wherein the radiation generated by the radiation source is directed to a target location on the fluorescent screen by the plurality of rotating structures;
wherein the target location on the fluorescent screen is received from the radar system the display system is adapted to work with.

US Pat. No. 10,191,137

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEACON DEVICE FLEET MANAGEMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,123

MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT DEVICE

AICHI STEEL CORPORATION, ...

1. A magnetic field measurement device for measuring a magnetic field, comprising:a magneto-impedance sensor including:
a magneto-sensitive body,
a detection coil that is wound around the magneto-sensitive body and outputs a voltage corresponding to a magnetic field acting on the magneto-sensitive body, and
a magnetic field generation coil that is wound around the magneto-sensitive body and generates a magnetic field upon energization;
a sensitivity calculation means for calculating a sensitivity, the sensitivity being a value that is obtained by varying a value of a current flowing in the magnetic field generation coil to vary the magnetic field acting on the magneto-sensitive body in a state where an outside-sensor magnetic field that acts on the magneto-sensitive body from outside the magneto-impedance sensor is constant, and dividing a variation in an output voltage of the detection coil by a variation in the magnetic field acting on the magneto-sensitive body; and
a magnetic field calculation means,
wherein the magneto-impedance sensor is mounted on a device,
the outside-sensor magnetic field is a composition magnetic field of an outside-device magnetic field that acts on the magneto-sensitive body from outside the device and an inside-device magnetic field that is generated from an electronic component provided inside the device and acts on the magneto-sensitive body, and
the magnetic field calculation means calculates a value of the outside-device magnetic field using the sensitivity calculated by the sensitivity calculation means and the output voltage of the detection coil.

US Pat. No. 10,191,118

BATTERY DC IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising steps of:performing a first constant current discharge of a battery at a first C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a first point where a voltage of the battery drops to a first threshold value;
calculating a first state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the first constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the first point;
performing a second constant current discharge of the battery at a second C-rate;
calculating an amount of charge extracted from the battery up to a second point where the voltage of the battery drops to a second threshold value different than the first threshold value;
calculating a second state of charge as a function of a total amount of charge extracted from the battery during the second constant current discharge and the amount of charge extracted up to the second point; and
calculating a DC impedance of the battery as a function of the voltages of the battery measured at the second C-rate and the first C-rate and the first and second states of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,191,112

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

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,099

SEMICONDUCTOR TEST DEVICE AND METHOD, AND DATA ANALYSIS DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor test device, comprising:an actuator holding a radiation source and adjusting a distance between the radiation source and a sample; and
a controller controlling an operation of the actuator and calculating a soft error rate (SER) of the sample based on the distance between the radiation source and the sample,
wherein the controller calculates a first distance between the radiation source and the sample at which the SER of the sample becomes zero, and calculates a metal-to-dielectric ratio of the sample based on the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,191,074

AUTOMATIC ANALYZING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,020

FLAME IONIZATION DETECTION BURNER ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN COMPRESSIBLE FLUID-BASED CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEMS

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A burner assembly of a flame-based detector comprising:(1) a burner comprising a burner body having a fluid inlet for receiving combustion gases and a fluid outlet for delivering combustion gases to a flame position, the burner body defining a flow path extending from the fluid inlet to the flame position and having a longitudinal axis;
and
(2) a restrictor comprising a hollow body comprising a first end for receiving at least a portion of a mobile phase flow stream from a chromatography system and a second end for delivering the at least a portion of the mobile phase flow stream as a decompressed mobile phase flow stream to the burner; and
wherein during flame-based detection of one or more constituents of the at least a portion of the mobile phase flow stream:
at least the second end of the restrictor is inserted into the burner; and
the second end of the restrictor having a tip that is angled to deliver the decompressed mobile phase flow stream to the burner body flow path at an angle substantially non-parallel to the longitudinal axis of the burner.

US Pat. No. 10,191,013

IMPLEMENTATION OF HETERODYNE EFFECT IN SHM AND TALKING SHM SYSTEMS

The Florida International...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,010

TRANSFER MEMBRANE RETAINING JIG AND SEPARATION-TRANSFER DEVICE

SHARP LIFE SCIENCE CORPOR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,008

GAS SENSOR WITH SOLID ELECTROLYTE HAVING WATER VAPOR DIFFUSION BARRIER COATING

Life Safety Distribution ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,990

LED-BASED FIBER PROPERTY MEASUREMENT

Uster Technologies, AG, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,965

CELL CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,949

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,938

SEMI-FLEXIBLE PROOF-MASS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,923

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

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,922

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING A SENSOR

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first transistor with a gate terminal coupled to a first node and a current source;
a second transistor with a gate terminal coupled to a second node and ground;
a first resistor coupled to the first and second nodes;
a second resistor coupled to the first node and a reference voltage supply;
a diode coupled to the second node;
a third resistor coupled to the second node and the voltage reference supply; and
a switch coupled to the third resistor and the voltage reference supply, and wherein a temperature is sensed by subtracting a first current from the first resistor with a second current from the third resistor at the first node when the switch is on.

US Pat. No. 10,190,917

SURFACE TEMPERATURE PROBE

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A surface temperature probe assembly, comprising:a surface temperature probe having a first geometric contact surface configured to determine a temperature in a vessel, the vessel having a second geometric contact surface, the first geometric contact surface contacting the second geometric contact surface in a punctiform and/or linear manner and being variably spaced apart from the second contact surface at least in part; and
a metal adapter, provided between the first geometric contact surface and the second geometric contact surface,
wherein a side of the metal adapter facing the vessel has a polygonal surface structure, and
wherein a side of the metal adapter facing the surface temperature probe includes a sack-shaped recess.

US Pat. No. 10,190,916

SYSTEM FOR TRUE THERMAL-LIGHT APPLICATIONS

U.S. Department of Energy...

1. A system for type-2 ghost imaging of an object located in a turbulent air section or obstructed by a turbulent air section, the system comprising:a true thermal light source emitting light, the light travelling in a first optical path;
a beamsplitter optically connected to the true thermal light source, the beamsplitter configured to split the first optical path into a second and third optical path of substantially equal lengths;
a surface optically connected to either the second or third optical path, the object optically connected to the remaining optical path;
a narrowband spectral filter; and
at least one detector optically connected to both the second and third optical path, the at least one detector having a predetermined spatial resolution and a predetermined temporal resolution,
wherein the object is located on one side of the turbulent air section and the at least one detector is located on another side of the turbulent air section.

US Pat. No. 10,190,913

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,902

LOW WATER SENSOR TESTING APPARATUS

1. A low water sensor testing apparatus comprising:a. a 2 piece threaded steel ball valve unit with spring return;
b. said 2 piece threaded steel ball valve unit with spring return having an internally threaded first end cavity portion, an internally threaded second cavity portion and a spring loaded ball valve handle component;
c. a first hollow main connector adapter unit;
d. said first hollow main connector adapter unit having an externally threaded first end portion and an unthreaded second end portion;
e. an E-shaped piping unit having an elongated body portion with a first through hole and a second through hole each cut within said body portion with each said through hole being bisected by one common, elongated surface axis of said body portion;
f. a first end segment and a second end segment of said elongated body portion;
g. a first stem portion of said E-shaped piping unit and having a first stem inner end segment and a first stem outer end segment;
h. a second stem portion of said E-shaped piping unit and having a second stem inner end segment and second stem outer end segment;
i. a second hollow main connector adapter unit;
j. said second hollow main connector adapter unit having an externally threaded first end portion and an unthreaded second end portion;
k. a first small hollow adapter unit with an unthreaded first end portion and an externally threaded second end portion;
l. a small ball valve unit having an internally threaded first end cavity portion and an externally threaded second end cavity portion and a ball valve handle component;
m. a second small hollow adapter unit having an unthreaded first end portion and an internally threaded second end portion;
n. a three way purge ball valve unit having an internally threaded first end cavity portion, an internally threaded second end cavity portion, a first ball valve handle component, an internally threaded third end cavity portion, an externally threaded fourth end cavity portion, an ancillary ball valve handle component, and an internally threaded fifth end cavity portion;
o. said externally threaded first end portion of said first hollow main connector adapter unit being threadably connected within said internally threaded second end cavity portion of said 2 piece threaded ball valve unit with spring return;
p. said unthreaded second end portion of said first hollow main connector adapter unit being soldered to and about said first end segment of said elongated body portion of said E-shaped piping unit;
q. said first stem inner end segment being soldered to said elongated body portion of said E-shaped piping unit at and about said first through hole cut within said body portion;
r. said first stem outer end segment being soldered to and within said unthreaded first end portion of said first small hollow adapter unit;
s. said small ball valve unit being threadably connected via said internally threaded first end cavity portion thereof to said externally threaded second end portion of said first small hollow adapter unit;
t. said second stem inner end segment being soldered to said elongated body portion of said E-shaped piping unit at and about said second through hole cut within said body portion;
u. said second stem outer end segment being soldered to and within said unthreaded first end portion of said second small hollow adapter unit;
v. said internally threaded second end portion of said second small hollow adapter unit serving to threadably hold a low water sensor unit via external threading about a body portion of said sensor unit;
w. said second end segment of said elongated body portion of said E-shaped piping unit being soldered to and within said unthreaded second end portion of said second hollow main connector adapter unit;
x. said externally threaded first end portion of said second hollow main connector adapter unit being threadably connected within said internally threaded first end cavity portion of said three way purge ball valve unit;
y. said internally threaded first end cavity portion of said 2 piece threaded steel ball valve unit with spring return being amenable to being threadably connected with the externally threaded distal end portion of initial piping connected within a hole found within a building structure's hot water boiler unit, and;
z. said internally threaded second end cavity portion of said three way purge ball valve unit being amenable to being threadably connected with the externally threaded proximal end portion of outflow piping leading to said building structure's heating system.

US Pat. No. 10,190,901

DOSE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Common Sensing Inc., Cam...

1. A method of estimating volume of liquid ejected from a drug container, the method comprising:detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted by at least two of a plurality light sources with each of a plurality of sensors, the plurality of light sources emitting electromagnetic radiation toward the drug container, the drug container including an actuator;
generating a signal signature representative of the electromagnetic radiation detected through the drug container by the plurality of sensors;
comparing the signal signature to a plurality of reference signatures to determine a displacement of a plunger portion of the actuator; and
determining the volume of the liquid ejected from the drug container based on the displacement of the plunger portion of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,898

PHYSICAL-QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A physical quantity detection device that detects a plurality of physical quantities of a measuring target gas flowing in a main passage, comprising:a housing that is disposed in the main passage;
a printed circuit board that is formed to be inserted in the housing;
a plurality of detection sensors that are mounted on one surface and the other surface of the printed circuit board;
a first bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a first bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a first bypass passage outlet opened to the housing;
a second bypass passage through which the measuring target gas is taken in from a second bypass passage inlet opened to the housing, and the measuring target gas is discharged from a second bypass passage outlet opened to the housing, wherein
at least one detection sensor among the plurality of detection sensors is disposed in the first bypass passage, and at least one detection sensor different from the detection sensor is disposed in the second bypass passage,
the printed circuit board includes
a detection sensor surface region in one surface of the printed circuit board in which the detection sensor is disposed, and
a circuit component surface region in which circuit components other than the detection sensor are disposed,
a facing surface region is provided in another surface of the printed circuit board adjacent to the circuit component surface region, and
at least a part of the facing surface region among the other surface of the printed circuit board is exposed to the second bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,849

FINGER-ADJUSTABLE SCOPE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

Tangent Theta Inc., Hali...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,839

FIREARM BARREL ALIGNMENT GUIDE

6. A firearm barrel alignment guide assembly, comprising:a firearm adapter configured to temporarily attach to a firearm;
a barrel alignment guide attached to the firearm adapter, the barrel alignment guide having:
a proximal end, a distal end, and a body extending therebetween;
a projectile aperture aligned with a longitudinal axis of the body;
the body including a funnel, the funnel having a proximal end with a lateral extent greater than an outer diameter of a muzzle end of a firearm barrel and an inner surface that is tapered in a distal direction, such that the funnel directs the firearm barrel into axial alignment with the projectile aperture when a force brings the funnel and the firearm barrel into contact with each other;
a distal end of the funnel having an inner diameter less than the outer diameter of the muzzle end of the firearm barrel and the distal end of the funnel terminating proximate the projectile aperture;
whereby the inner surface of the funnel is in direct contact with the muzzle end of the firearm barrel and the muzzle end of the firearm barrel extends distally beyond the proximal end of the funnel when the firearm adapter is attached to the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,190,828

HEAT EXCHANGERS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a first half defining a first inlet portion and a first outlet portion;
a second half defining a second inlet portion and a second outlet portion, wherein the first half and the second half are configured to mate and form an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber, wherein at least one of the first half or the second half includes one or more inlet transfer holes defined through a thickness of at least one of the first inlet portion and/or the second inlet portion, wherein at least one of the first half or the second half includes one or more outlet transfer holes defined through a thickness of at least one of the first outlet portion or the second outlet portion;
one or more transfer tubes including an inlet end and an outlet end, wherein each transfer tube is connected to the one or more inlet transfer holes at the inlet end thereof, wherein each transfer tube is connected to the one or more outlet transfer holes at the outlet end thereof, wherein the inlet chamber and outlet chamber are fluidly isolated from each other such that fluid cannot pass between first half and second half such that the inlet chamber and outlet chamber are only fluidly connected to each other through the one or more transfer tubes, wherein each half further comprises a plurality of fastener flanges extending therefrom configured to receive a fastener to secure the first half to the second half, wherein the first half and second half include double semicircular halves.

US Pat. No. 10,190,783

CONVECTION COOKING APPLIANCE WITH CIRCULAR AIR FLOW SYSTEM

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of recirculating air in an oven cavity of a cooking appliance comprising:drawing a flow of air from adjacent one side wall of the oven cavity into an intake of a convection cover mounted to a rear wall of the oven cavity, wherein the convection cover spans at least a majority of the rear wall of the oven cavity and includes a first end portion that spans at least 75% of the overall height of the oven cavity and a second end portion that narrows relative to the first end portion to span less than 55% of the overall height of the oven cavity;
directing the flow of air through a tapering duct defined between the convection cover and the rear wall to a plurality of exhaust ports provided in the convection cover adjacent an opposing side wall of the oven cavity;
directing the flow of air out of the plurality of exhaust ports and along the opposing side wall toward a door of the oven cavity; and
re-directing the flow of air along the door and the one side wall back to the intake, thereby establishing a single, circular convection airflow pattern through the oven cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,190,781

REMOVABLE OVEN FOR GRILL

1. A removable oven for use on a cooking grill comprising:a cooking chamber formed in a high temperature housing sitting on the cooking grill, said high temperature housing comprising a closed top, an open bottom and at least one side wall;
a chimney positioned over a chimney opening formed in said closed top;
a shutterable perforated diffuser pan positioned on the cooking grill inside said open bottom;
at least one adjustable stand fixed to said shutterable perforated diffuser pan;
a cooking plate supported by said at least one adjustable stand;
a handle fixed to said high temperature housing to swing said high temperature housing up to expose said cooking plate and at least a portion of said shutterable perforated diffuser pan.

US Pat. No. 10,190,776

FUEL INJECTOR SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

14. A fuel injector system having:a fuel feed arm which, in use, extends inwardly from an outer casing of combustion equipment of a gas turbine engine to a flame tube of the combustion equipment, the fuel feed arm ending in an injection nozzle which penetrates a head of the flame tube to deliver fuel into the flame tube;
a swirler which, in use, is arranged coaxially with the injection nozzle at the head of the flame tube, the swirler having one or more air swirler circuits which produce respective flows of swirling air around the fuel delivered by the nozzle; and
a seal ring which seals the injection nozzle to the swirler, the injection nozzle being removably inserted into the seal ring for sealing engagement therewith,
wherein the seal ring has a flange portion, and the swirler has a pair of spaced retention grooves at a front face thereof, opposite edges of the flange portion slidingly locating in the grooves such that the flange portion sealingly engages to the front face,
wherein the swirler has a spring mechanism which retains the flange portion in the grooves,
wherein the grooves are formed by respective lipped rails at the front face of the swirler, the lipped rails being attached to the swirler, the grooves defined between the respective lipped rails and the front face of the swirler, and
wherein the lipped rails are substantially parallel to a radial direction of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,773

ATTACHMENT STUD ON A COMBUSTOR FLOATWALL PANEL WITH INTERNAL COOLING HOLES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A combustor floatwall panel comprising:a stack of layers of a sintered material, which form in aggregate:
a panel having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface;
an attachment stud projecting from the second surface; and
a cooling flow passageway that is made up of a series of apertures in adjacent layers, the cooling flow passageway includes:
a feeder hole extending through the attachment stud;
a plurality of effusion cooling holes extending to the first surface and fluidly connected to the feeder hole;
wherein the plurality of effusion cooling holes extend along non-parallel first axes to meet the first surface at a first angle relative to the first surface; the feeder hole extends along a second axis through the attachment stud at a second angle relative to the first surface; and the second angle is greater than the first angle; and
a manifold fluidly connecting the feeder hole to each of the plurality of effusion cooling holes, wherein the manifold has a first cross-sectional area and the feeder hole has a second cross-sectional area, and wherein the first cross-sectional area and the second cross-sectional area are measured normal to the second axis and wherein the first cross-sectional area is greater than the second cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,771

EXHAUST DUCT AND BOILER

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An exhaust duct comprising:a flue gas passage in which flue gas can flow;
a hopper which is provided in the flue gas passage and can collect solid particles in the flue gas; and
resisting members which can block outflow of the solid particles from the hopper,
wherein the resisting members include a baffle plate which is disposed on an upper portion of the hopper along a horizontal direction intersecting a flow direction of the flue gas,
wherein the baffle plate includes a first baffle plate which is disposed on the upper portion of the hopper and a downstream side end portion in the flow direction of the flue gas, and a second baffle plate which is disposed on the upper portion of the hopper and at an intermediate position in the flow direction of the flue gas, and
wherein the second baffle plate is disposed such that a lower end portion in a vertical direction is inclined toward the downstream side in the flow direction of the flue gas, and the second baffle plate is disposed above a storage portion of the hopper.

US Pat. No. 10,190,767

ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED COMBUSTION FLUID FLOW

CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP...

1. A system for electrically controlling combustion fluid flow, comprising:a charge generator configured to apply a charge or voltage to a combustion fluid flow corresponding to a combustion reaction;
a combustion fluid flow barrier defining at least one aperture therethrough;
at least one flow control electrode operatively coupled to the at least one aperture;
a voltage source operatively coupled to the flow control electrode; and
a controller configured to control an application of one or more voltages from the voltage source to the flow control electrode;
wherein the combustion fluid flow barrier comprises a perforated flame holder;
wherein the flow control electrode comprises a plate and a tube in electrical communication with the plate; and
wherein the tube defines the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,760

LED LIGHT FIXTURE FOR USE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

CLEAR-VU LIGHTING LLC, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,757

LED LIGHTING METHODS AND APPARATUS

WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATIO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,755

LED BOARD RETENTION

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,743

ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS FOR REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,738

LUMINAIRES AND LIGHT SOURCE RETENTION COMPONENTS

Inter-Lux, Inc., Baltimo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,712

SLIDING DUCT CONNECTION

Westinghouse Electric Com...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,706

FLAME RESISTANT HOSE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFORE

Kongsberg Actuation Syste...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,698

SOLENOID VALVES FOR HIGH VIBRATION ENVIRONMENTS

Marotta Controls, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,696

VALVE RETAINING CUP

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,695

CONVERTIBLE CHECK VALVE

Cornell Pump Company, Cl...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,692

FLEXIBLE METAL SEAL ASSEMBLY

SENIOR IP GmbH, Schauffh...

1. A flexible metal seal assembly configured for use in hermetically isolating at least one fluid within an operative region of a machine, said flexible metal seal assembly comprising:a first flexible metal seal configured to be positioned within said operative region, said first flexible metal seal having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end, a first diameter and a first spring constant; and
at least a second flexible metal seal configured to be positioned within said operative region, said second flexible metal seal having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end, a second diameter and a second spring constant;
at least a first substantially rigid metallic coupler having a substantially cylindrical shape, said metallic coupler having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top end and a bottom end opposite said top end,
at least a first portion of said metallic coupler being restrainably and hermetically attached to the inner surface of said first flexible metal seal, and at least a second portion of said metallic coupler being restrainably and hermetically attached to the outer surface of said second flexible metal seal, said first portion of said metallic coupler being closer to the bottom end of said metallic coupler than said second portion of said metallic coupler,
said outer surface of said first flexible metal seal being configured to create an outer containment region for containing a first volume of fluid within said operative region of said machine,
said inner surface of said second flexible metal seal being configured to create an inner containment region for containing a second volume of fluid,
said first and second flexible metal seals being concentric about a common longitudinal axis, and cooperating with one another to alternatively extend and compress simultaneously, in series,
each of said first and second flexible metal seals being configured to serve as a biasing member, at least during operation, relative to the movement of a reciprocating actuator located within said operative region, said actuator being positioned substantially along said common longitudinal axis,
the compression of said first flexible metal seal occurring during the compression of said second flexible metal seal, and the extension of said first flexible metal seal occurring during the extension of said second flexible metal seal,
said first volume of fluid contained in said outer containment region being hermetically isolated from, and not in fluid communication with, said second volume of fluid contained in said inner containment region,
said first and second flexible metal seals jointly describing a dual seal configured to preclude the migration of a first fluid located within said operative region.

US Pat. No. 10,190,690

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

Carl Freudenberg KG, Wei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,661

TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A transmission for vehicles comprising:a first input shaft and a second input shaft configured to selectively receive power of a drive source via a first clutch and a second clutch;
a first output shaft and a second output shaft arranged parallel to the first input shaft and the second input shaft;
a shift device including a plurality of gear pairs tooth-engaged With the first input shaft and the second input shaft and with the first output shaft and the second output shaft, the gear pairs having different gear ratios, one gear pair conforming to a running speed being selected by a synchronizer to shift and output the power of the drive source; and
a reverse idler gear provided at a reverse idler shaft, the reverse idler gear being tooth-engaged with an input gear provided at the first input shaft or the second input shaft and tooth-engaged with an output gear provided at the first output shaft or the second output shaft, the reverse idler gear being selected by a reverse synchronizer to transmit power provided from the input gear to the output gear,
wherein the gear-pairs for formation of a first stage, a third stage, and a seventh stage are tooth-engaged with the first input shaft and the first output shaft;
wherein the gear pairs for formation of a fifth stage and a ninth stage are tooth-engaged with the first input shaft and the second output shaft;
wherein the gear-pairs for formation of a second stage, a fourth stage, and an eighth stage are tooth-engaged with the second input shaft and the first output shaft;
wherein the gear pairs for formation of a sixth stage and a tenth stage are tooth-engaged with the second input shaft and the second output shaft;
wherein the gear pair for formation of the seventh stage and the gear pair for formation of the ninth stage share a first input gear; and
wherein the gear pair for formation of the eighth stage and the gear pair for formation of the tenth stage share a second input gear.

US Pat. No. 10,190,630

TIN-BASED SLIDING BEARING ALLOY

1. A tin-based plain bearing alloy suitable for producing a plain bearing coating in a casting process, comprising at least one principal alloying element, a principal structural element, and a tin proportion of 25 to 98% by weight, wherein the at least one principal alloying element is selected from the group consisting of0 to 25% by weight antimony,
0 to 20% by weight copper, and
2 to 14% by weight zinc,
and wherein the principal structural element is a tin-zinc eutectic having a ?Sn solid solution and an ?Zn solid solution as two phases, wherein said principal structural element has an icosahedral short-range order in the form of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,629

ROTATING FORM

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,619

SEALING NUT

LISI AEROSPACE, Paris (F...

1. A sealing nut comprising a nut and a deformable sealing ring, wherein the nut comprises an annular body extending in a direction of an axis of revolution (A), a base comprising a counterbore, and a second counterbore made in said base, the second counterbore comprises an annular back wall having a length extending between a first inner radius (R1) and a second inner radius (r1), the sealing ring comprises an annular body and an upper end face (A2) suitable for resting against the back wall of the second counterbore, and said upper end face has a length extending between an inner radius (r2) and an outer radius (R2), characterized in that the ratio between the length (L1) of the back wall of the second counterbore and the length (L2) of the upper end face (A2) of the ring is between 20 and 45%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,616

ROOF COVER FASTENER

CELCORE INCORPORATED, Bl...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,610

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR REARVIEW DEVICE

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A mounting assembly for a rearview device, the mounting assembly comprising:a windshield bracket having a body that includes ledges disposed about the body;
a mount operably coupled with said rearview device, the mount including pre-loading posts; and
a spring clip including a base and a plurality of legs, each leg including:
an upright portion extending from the base;
a connecting portion extending inwardly from the upright portion;
an engagement portion extending upward away from the base; and
at least one loading lever extending laterally from the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,574

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

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,570

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

Pliant Energy Systems LLC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,543

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

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,534

TWO-CYCLE ENGINE

MARUYAMA MFG. CO., INC., ...

1. A two-cycle engine comprising:a cylinder having a bore section of a cylindrical shape and a combustion chamber connected continuously to one side of the bore section in an axial direction;
a crankcase arranged on the other side of the cylinder in the axial direction and having a crank chamber connected continuously to the other side of the bore section; and
a piston arranged in the bore section and being reciprocally movable along the axial direction between the combustion chamber and the crank chamber,
wherein the piston has a crown portion opposed to the combustion chamber and a peripheral wall portion of a cylindrical shape provided continuously from the crown portion and extending along a bore surface of the bore section, wherein an interior space of the piston is at least partially formed by an inner side of the crown portion and the peripheral wall, the peripheral wall being provided with at least one through hole penetrating completely through the peripheral wall portion into the interior space of the piston,
wherein the cylinder is provided with at least one scavenging passage having a first opening being open in the bore surface and configured to make the bore section and the crank chamber communicate with each other, and at least one communication passage having a second opening being open in the bore surface on the other side with respect to the first opening and configured to make the bore section and the scavenging passage communicate with each other,
wherein the second opening is located at a position corresponding to the through hole of the piston in a circumferential direction of the bore section,
wherein the cylinder and the piston are configured so that the through hole overlaps the second opening to communicate with the communication passage at least in a partial interval of a scavenging stroke in which the first opening becomes open in the bore surface on the one side of the piston with reciprocal motion of the piston, the scavenging passage additionally in communication with the interior space of the piston via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps the second opening via the through hole and the communication passage, when the through hole overlaps, and
wherein the scavenging passage includes a pair of suction-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section, and a pair of exhaust-side scavenging passages arranged away from each other in the circumferential direction of the bore section and arranged on an exhaust port side with respect to a suction-side scavenging passages.

US Pat. No. 10,190,531

WATER JACKET FOR A CYLINDER HEAD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A water jacket for a cylinder head, the water jacket comprising: a coolant inlet provided near exhaust port holes of a cylinder head to concentrate a flow of a coolant to the coolant inlet; a coolant passage configured to allow the coolant flowing in through the coolant inlet to flow around the exhaust port holes; a first partition wall provided between exhaust port holes of a cylinder and neighboring exhaust port holes of a neighboring cylinder; a second partition wall provided between intake port holes of the cylinder and neighboring intake port holes of the neighboring cylinder; and a passageway communicating with the coolant passage, the passageway provided between an end portion of the first partition wall and an end portion of the second partition wall such that the coolant flows through the passageway, wherein the first and second partition walls begin along a border of the cylinder head and extend towards each other and towards a middle of the water jacket in which the passageway is only a space in between the two partition walls and is in the middle of the cylinder head; and wherein the end portion of the first partition wall is formed in a shape being bent toward a coolant outlet of the coolant passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,529

MARINE ENGINES HAVING CYLINDER BLOCK COOLING JACKET WITH SPACER

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A marine engine comprising:a cylinder block having a plurality of cylinders;
a cooling jacket formed in the cylinder block and defining a cooling jacket passage configured to convey cooling fluid alongside the plurality of cylinders, the cooling jacket having a top end and a bottom end;
a ledge formed in the cylinder block, the ledge radially extending the cooling jacket passage at a location closer to the bottom end than the top end; and
a spacer disposed in the cooling jacket passage and supported by the ledge so that the spacer remains spaced apart from the bottom end, thereby maintaining a lower cooling passage between the spacer and the bottom end;
wherein the spacer comprises an elongated body and a plurality of legs that extend upwardly from the elongated body and maintain the elongated body in a seated position with respect to the ledge; and
wherein the body comprises a series of cylindrical sections that are inwardly curved so as to follow an outer curvature of the plurality of cylinders, and wherein the plurality of legs are interdigitated amongst the series of cylindrical sections and extend only towards the top end of the cooling jacket from a juncture between adjacent cylindrical sections in the series of cylindrical sections.

US Pat. No. 10,190,522

HYBRID PARTIAL AND FULL STEP QUADRATIC SOLVER FOR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF DIESEL ENGINE AIR PATH FLOW AND METHODS OF USE

The Regents Of The Univer...

1. A method for controlling an internal combustion engine having, within an air path of the engine, a variable geometry turbine (VGT), an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, and an EGR throttle, the method comprising:formulating a constrained optimization problem for a model predictive control (MPC) controller controlling the air path based on a linear model, one or more constraints, and associated pre-computed dual space and primal space matrix arrays, the linear model comprising a convex, quadratic, time-varying cost function in dual and primal space, and each array associated with a unique active set list comprising a first combination of the one or more constraints;
solving the constrained optimization problem to determine a solution;
updating the constrained optimization problem with an updated active set list;
repeating the solving and formulating steps until all possible active set lists of the one or more constraints are satisfied to generate a requested optimized VGT lift and a requested optimized EGR valve flow rate, each of which meets the one or more constraints, to control the air path, wherein:
the requested optimized VGT lift responsive to an engine intake manifold pressure is generated by controlling the VGT, and
the requested optimized EGR valve flow rate responsive to an EGR rate is generated by controlling the EGR valve and the EGR throttle; and
implementing the solution with respect to the air path.

US Pat. No. 10,190,513

CONTROL METHOD OF ENGINE SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An engine system control method for controlling an engine system having at least one non-deactivation cylinder being never deactivated, at least one deactivation cylinder which is selectively deactivated, a first exhaust manifold in communication with the non-deactivation cylinder, a second exhaust manifold in communication with the at least one deactivation cylinder, a first turbocharger including a first turbine rotated by exhaust gas flowing via the first exhaust manifold, a second turbocharger including a second turbine rotated by exhaust gas flowing via the second exhaust manifold, a main intake circulation passage transferring intake air via a first compressor of the first turbocharger, and a sub intake circulation passage transferring intake air via a second compressor of the second turbocharger, comprising:determining engine operating conditions;
determining whether a cylinder deactivation (CDA) condition for deactivating the at least one deactivation cylinder is satisfied upon engine start;
determining whether to perform a deactivation of the at least one deactivation cylinder;
blocking intake of the at least one deactivation cylinder to realize deactivation of the at least one deactivation cylinder;
cutting fuel injection of the at least one deactivation cylinder to realize deactivation of the at least one deactivation cylinder; and
closing the sub intake circulation passage when the at least one deactivation cylinder is deactivated,
wherein the exhaust gas, which flows from the first exhaust manifold to continuously pass through the first turbine, and the exhaust gas, which flows from the second exhaust manifold to pass through the second turbine, are consolidated at an exhaust outlet after passing through the first and second turbines and discharged to outside, and wherein the first compressor, which is connected to the first turbine, continuously operates.

US Pat. No. 10,190,455

VENTURI DEVICES RESISTANT TO ICE FORMATION FOR PRODUCING VACUUM FROM CRANKCASE GASES

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A device for producing vacuum using the Venturi effect comprising:a housing defining a Venturi gap, a motive passageway converging toward the Venturi gap and in fluid communication therewith, a discharge passageway diverging away from the Venturi gap and in fluid communication therewith, a suction passageway in fluid communication with the Venturi gap, and a suction chamber housing the Venturi gap and into which a spout defining a discharge entrance or defining a motive exit protrudes a distance;
wherein the spout is disposed spaced apart from all sidewalls of the suction chamber for suction flow around the entirety of an exterior surface of the spout, wherein the exterior surface of the spout is generally frustoconical and converges inward within the suction chamber;
wherein the suction passageway has an interior surface with a surface topography that renders the interior surface hydrophobic and has an oleophobic coating applied to the interior surface while maintaining the surface topography.

US Pat. No. 10,190,437

TEST BENCH FOR AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET ENGINE, WITH SHUTTERS

Safran Aero Boosters S.A....

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,413

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EVALUATING THE CONTENTS OF MATERIALS

Michael P. Smith, Tulsa,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,372

ENERGY TRANSMISSION EFFICIENT DRILL STRING COUPLING

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A drill string for percussive drilling comprising:a first elongate drill string member having a main section and a male end;
a second elongate drill string member having a main section and a female end;
an outside diameter of the female end being greater than an outside diameter of the main section of the second drill member and an outside diameter of the male end being approximately equal to an outside diameter of the main section of the first drill string member; and
the male and female ends having respective threads to enable the male end to be secured inside the female end such that the male and female ends overlap axially by an axial length, the axial length of overlap of the male and female ends defining a coupling region, wherein the axial length of the coupling region is less than the outside diameter of the female end, the male end including a non-threaded shank positioned within the coupling region axially intermediate the main section, wherein a region at the male end includes the threads and an axial length of the non-threaded shank is substantially equal to an axial length of the region over which the threads extend along the male end, a combined axial length of the threaded region and the non-threaded shank of the male end being less than the outside diameter of the female end.

US Pat. No. 10,190,365

HEADER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING RETRACTABLE SCREENS

MDM Enterprises, Inc., E...

1. A method for installing a built-in retractable screen unit in a structure being built by a builder, wherein the structure being built by the builder includes a building frame and interior and exterior wall surfaces installed over the building frame, wherein the screen unit comprises a retractable screen panel deployable from a roll inside a housing, the housing having first and second ends, the screen panel having first and second side edges and a leading bottom edge, the screen unit including first and second side tracks to receive the first and second side edges of the screen panel when the screen unit is installed in the structure, the method comprising:after the builder has constructed the building frame and before the builder installs the interior and exterior wall surfaces over the building frame, installing a header assembly, the header assembly comprising first and second end boxes, each of the end boxes having a bottom with track receiving opening;
installing a first header having first and second ends, each of the first and second ends sized to be received inside the first or second end box;
installing the side tracks of the screen unit so that one end of each of the side tracks opens into the track receiving openings in the bottoms of the end boxes and so that the side tracks will be positioned between the interior and exterior wall surfaces when the interior and exterior wall surfaces are installed by the builder;
wherein the installed header assembly and side tracks form a screen cavity sized to receive the retractable screen unit;
after the builder has completed the interior and exterior wall surfaces over the frame around the screen cavity, installing the screen unit inside the header assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,190,341

DOOR OUTSIDE HANDLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A door outside handle apparatus comprising:a first base to which a handle lever connected with a first side of a handle grip is coupled;
a second base which is coupled with a hinge portion mounted at a second side of the handle grip and separately formed from the first base, and is pivotally movable toward an inside of a door with respect to the first base when a crash occurs; and
a connection member pivotally connecting the first base and the second base together and facilitating pivotal movement of the second base with respect to the first base when the crash occurs,
wherein a first side of the first base is coupled with the first side of the handle grip, a first side of the second base is coupled with the hinge portion, and the connection member pivotally connects a second side of the first base and a second side of the second base, such that the second base is separated from the hinge portion mounted at the second side of the handle grip when the second base pivots with respect to the second side of the first base when the crash occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,190,326

SCAFFOLD WITH SCAFFOLD HOLDER RECEPTABLE AND USE OF AN APERTURE IN A SCAFFOLD POLE

PERI GMBH, Weissenhorn (...

1. A scaffold in the form of a facade scaffold, the scaffold comprising:an inner pole;
an outer pole; and
a transom between the inner pole and the outer pole;
wherein in a hollow pole portion the inner pole comprises a first receiving through-aperture configured for a coupling for the attachment of a scaffold holder;
wherein a maximum distance between the first receiving through-aperture and a top side of the transom is no more than 300 mm;
wherein the first receiving through-aperture either:
a) is arranged below the top side of the transom, or
b) is above the top side of the transom as a first elongated hole; and
wherein the scaffold includes the scaffold holder;
wherein the scaffold includes the coupling for the attachment of the scaffold holder and a fixing element for fastening the coupling on the pole portion;
wherein the fixing element is held captively on the coupling;
wherein the coupling is fastened on the inner pole by the fixing element engaging in the first receiving through-aperture; and
wherein the scaffold holder is fastened on the inner pole by means of the coupling, wherein the scaffold holder is engaged around and held in a clamped manner by the coupling, wherein in a first position the fixing element is insertable into the first receiving through-aperture, and in a second position the fixing element engages behind a wall of the hollow pole portion on two oppositely situated sides of the first receiving through-aperture, wherein the coupling includes a basic body, and wherein the fixing element is arranged non-rotatably on the basic body, wherein the fixing element is a projection with a neck and two holding portions which are located opposite one another with reference to the neck and project laterally beyond the neck, wherein a blocking element is arranged on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole, and wherein the blocking element and the basic body holds the fixing element in the second position, wherein the blocking element is the transom or a transom receptacle which is arranged on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole, or in the form of a rosette or a rosette part, wherein the basic body and the blocking element are positioned in a manner on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole that in transferring the fixing element from the second position into the first position, an elastic resistance between the blocking element and the basic body has to be overcome.

US Pat. No. 10,190,313

CONSTRUCTION BLOCK SYSTEM

1. A construction block system comprising:A) a plurality of primary blocks each having first and second longitudinal walls with upper and lower surfaces and kept at parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and further including first, second and third transversal walls each having upper and lower surfaces and extending perpendicularly to said first and second longitudinal walls to define first and second cavities, and each of said first and second longitudinal walls including first and second rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said first and second longitudinal walls thereby defining first, second, third and fourth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said first and second longitudinal walls and each of said first, second and third transversal walls upper and lower surfaces further including each a pair of aligned channels and said primary blocks abuttingly coacting with each other to form a structure;
B) a plurality of primary half blocks each having third and fourth longitudinal walls kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and fourth and fifth transversal walls extending perpendicularly to said third and fourth longitudinal walls defining a third cavity and each of said third and fourth longitudinal walls including third and fourth rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said third and fourth longitudinal walls thereby defining fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said third and fourth longitudinal walls, each of said fourth and fifth transversal walls having upper and lower surfaces that include a pair of aligned channels each and said primary half blocks coacting with said primary blocks to complement said structure;
C) at least one base alignment and leveling tool that includes two rails mounted on a plurality of transversal members walls and said rails kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other, said rails being cooperatively received by said channels of said transversal walls lower surfaces resting on a supporting substantially horizontal surface, said transversal members include a centrally located through hole for cooperatively receiving a location fastening member that passes through penetrating and engaging said supporting surface and said transversal members thereby securing said base alignment and leveling tool at a predetermined location, said transversal members further including at least two threaded openings and corresponding leveling bolts that are matingly passed therethrough to coact with the supporting surface to level said base alignment and leveling tool and the abutting primary and primary half blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,190,279

PILE FOR AN OFFSHORE MONOPILE TYPE FOUNDATION STRUCTURE

INNOGY SE, Essen (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,268

CONCRETE SCREEDING SYSTEM WITH BOOM MOUNTED SCREED HEAD

SOMERO ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A concrete screeding device for screeding uncured concrete placed at a support surface, said concrete screeding device comprising:a screed head comprising a grade setting device and a vibrating member;
an extendable and retractable boom, wherein a base end of said boom is attached at a base structure and said screed head is supportable at a distal end of said boom; and
wherein said boom is extendable so as to position said screed head at a distance of at least 20 feet from the base structure, and wherein the screed head is movable between its extended location and the base structure to screed the concrete placed at the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,238

BALE OPENER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,230

CROSS FLOW MANIFOLD FOR ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for electroplating a substrate, the method comprising:(a) receiving the substrate in a substrate holder, the substrate being substantially planar, wherein a plating face of the substrate is exposed, and wherein the substrate holder is configured to hold the substrate such that the plating face of the substrate is separated from an anode during electroplating;
(b) immersing the substrate in electrolyte, wherein a gap of about 10 mm or less is formed between the plating face of the substrate and an upper surface of an ionically resistive element, wherein the ionically resistive element is at least coextensive with the plating face of the substrate, and wherein the ionically resistive element is adapted to provide ionic transport through the ionically resistive element during electroplating;
(c) flowing electrolyte in contact with the substrate in the substrate holder from a side inlet, into the gap, and out a side outlet, wherein the side inlet and side outlet are positioned proximate azimuthally opposed perimeter locations on the plating face of the substrate, and wherein the side inlet and side outlet are designed or configured to generate cross-flowing electrolyte in the gap during electroplating;
(d) rotating the substrate holder; and
(e) electroplating material onto the plating face of the substrate while flowing the electrolyte as in (c).

US Pat. No. 10,190,218

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

TWISDEN LTD., Tortola (V...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,192

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

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,157

MODIFIED NUCLEOTIDE LINKERS

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,087

SINGLE USE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT MODULE

GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCE...

1. A single use, controlled environment manufacturing module comprising:a sealed bag formed of a substantially flexible material, the sealed bag having sterile interior and an exterior and capable of being inflated with air or gas, such that an environment within the sealed bag is sterile and is segregated from an ambient environment outside of the sealed bag;
at least one external connector, the at least one external connector comprising at least one of an aseptic connector and a tubing connector that extend from the exterior of the sealed bag to the interior of the sealed bag;
at least one set of access ports configured to provide hand-access to the interior of the sealed bag; and
a central controller operative to control and monitor the environment within the sealed bag and a manufacturing process conducted within the sealed bag;
wherein a sterile environment is achieved and maintained within the bag without clean-in-place or sterilization-in-place operations.

US Pat. No. 10,190,077

SANITARY CLEANER

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. An aqueous odor-controlling sanitary cleaning composition comprising:a sulfamic acid or sulfamic acid derivative in an amount of about ?10 wt.-%, isotridecanol ethoxylate in an amount of about less than 3 wt.-%,
a perfume in an amount in a range of about ?0.2 wt.-% to ?0.5 wt.-%, wherein the perfume comprises the following compounds according to the general formulas I, II and III:

and wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-5 alkyl, and
R2, R3, R4 independently is selected from the group consisting of C1-5 alkyl, and a compound according to formula IV:
andwater,
wherein the wt.-% of the components are based on the total weight of the sanitary cleaning composition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,066

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIOMASS HYDROGASIFICATION

G4 Insights Inc., Burnab...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,057

FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

SASOL TECHNOLOGY PROPRIET...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,017

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

Lintec Corporation, Toky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,008

METHOD FOR PRINTING ON WATER-SOLUBLE MATERIAL

Fujifilm Imaging Colorant...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,967

MACROPOROUS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL MEMBRANE, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A structure comprising:a macroporous photonic crystal membrane including a three dimensional array of macropores, wherein a three dimensional polymer framework separates the macropores, wherein the polymer framework is made of a copolymer of two oligomers, wherein the two oligomers are ethoxylated (20) trimethylolpropane triacrylate (ETPTA 20) and polyethylene glycol (600) diacrylate (PEGDA 600), wherein when the macropores are in a collapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane is substantially transparent and wherein when the macropores are in an uncollapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane has an iridescent color.

US Pat. No. 10,189,939

HIGH PERFORMANCE EXTENDED POT LIFE EPOXY HARDENERS

ANGUS CHEMICAL COMPANY, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,862

PHENOTHIAZINE-PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Chinese University of...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,861

PYRIMIDO-DIAZEPINONE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTIT...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,857

POSITIVE ALLOSTERIC MODULATORS OF THE MUSCARINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR M4

Vanderbilt University, N...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,816

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDINES AS INHIBITORS OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS REPLICATION

ViiV HEALTHCARE UK (NO. 5...

2. A compound of claim 1, wherein the compound is:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,815

2-(3-PYRIDINYL)-1H-BENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVE COMPOUND AND MEDICINE CONTAINING SAME

NIHON MEDI-PHYSICS CO., L...

1. A compound represented by the following general formula (1) or a salt thereof:
wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or CO2Ra, R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or CO2Ra, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydroxyalkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group or an alkoxy group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms, R5 represents a linear alkyl group containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms in which a hydrogen atom is optionally replaced by a halogen atom, a cyclic alkyl group containing 3 to 5 carbon atoms in which a hydrogen atom is optionally replaced by a halogen atom, a hydroxyalkyl group containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or an o-, p- or m-halobenzyl group, A represents CH or a nitrogen atom, X1 and X3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, X2 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a nitrile group, provided that at least one of X1, X2 and X3 represents a halogen atom, and each Ra independently represents an alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,809

SGC STIMULATORS

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,806

FIBER CONDUIT APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND CHEMICAL EXTRACTIONS

Chemtor, LP., San Marcos...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,799

PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUBSTITUTED PHENYLISOXAZOLINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,777

BENZENESULFONAMIDO AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR USE AS AGONISTS OF ROR? AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A compound represented by Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein:
A is phenylene, 5-6 membered heteroarylene, or C3-6 heterocycloalkylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkoxy;
R3 is C1-6 haloalkyl;
R4 represents independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
X is one of the following:
(i) —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), or —N(R4)—(C 1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
(ii) —(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-phenyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic heterocyclyl), —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic oxo-heterocyclyl), -(5-6 membered heterocycloalkylene)-phenyl, or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano; or
(iii) —(C1-6 alkylene)-Z1 or —(C2-6 alkenylene)-Z1, wherein Z1 is —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —N(R4)—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or —N(R4)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
m is 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,189,775

CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS ROR GAMMA MODULATORS

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of formula (I)or a tautomer thereof, stereoisomer thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,whereinR1 is selected from amino, hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C1-8alkoxy;
R2 is selected from C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl and hydroxyC1-8alkyl;
R4 is selected from C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkoxy, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and optionally substituted C6-14aryl, wherein the substitution on C6-14aryl is halogen;
each occurrence of R6 is independently selected from halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl;
Ra and Rb , which may be same or different, are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-8alkyl; or Ra and Rb together may form an oxo group;
‘n’ is 1, 2, 3 or 4;
‘m’ is 0, 1 or 2; and
‘p’ is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,189,759

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A CHLORINATED ALKENE

SPOLEK PRO CHEMICKOU A HU...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,737

FIBER OPTIC MANUFACTURING IN SPACE

FOMS Inc., San Diego, CA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,701

SENSOR, FILTER ELEMENT COMPRISING A SENSOR AND USE OF SAID TYPE OF FILTER ELEMENT

CARL FREUDENBERG KG, Wei...

1. A filter element, comprising:a main part; and
a sensor, comprising:
an electronic chip; and
a sensor chip,
wherein the electronic chip and sensor chip are arranged within a functional space which is at most 5 mm long, at most 3 mm wide, and at most 0.8 mm high,
wherein the sensor is arranged on the main part,
wherein the main part includes a filter medium including an upstream side and a downstream side,
wherein the sensor chip is high-resolution such that a pressure differential between the upstream side and the downstream side in a range of from 10 to 500 Pa can be detected, and
wherein the sensor chip has a resolution of 5 Pa.

US Pat. No. 10,189,698

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING DISPENSER FLUID REFILL

GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC., A...

1. A fluid dispensing system comprising:a counter mountable fluid dispenser comprising:
a below deck reservoir for storing a fluid;
an above deck spout including an outlet port at a front portion of the spout, the outlet port being in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing fluid stored in the reservoir, and an external supply port at a rear portion of the spout, with the external supply port including a quick disconnect socket connected with the reservoir by a supply passage to supply fluid to the reservoir; and
an access door assembled with the spout, the access door being movable between a closed position blocking access to the external supply port and an open position permitting access to the external supply port; and
an external refill container for storing a refill fluid, the external refill container including a quick disconnect plug connectable with the quick disconnect socket;
wherein the spout includes a release button disposed on an outer surface of the spout, the release button being depressible to disengage the quick disconnect plug from the quick disconnect socket.

US Pat. No. 10,189,667

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,666

SHEET TRAY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A sheet tray comprising:a first tray including:
a first surface extending in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and
a first guide portion extending along the first surface in the first direction;
a second tray including:
a second surface extending parallel to the first surface; and
a second guide portion slidably engaging the first guide portion, the second tray being configured to move between a stored position where the second surface overlaps the first surface of the first tray in an orthogonal direction to the first surface and an extended position where an overlap between the first surface and the second surface is smaller in the first direction than the overlap between the first surface and the second surface with the second tray at the stored position; and
a third tray including a third surface extending parallel to the second surface, the third tray being pivotally supported by the second surface of the second tray via a pivot shaft extending in the orthogonal direction, the third tray being pivotable about the pivot shaft between a first stowed position where the third surface overlaps the second surface in the orthogonal direction and a first extended position where an overlap between the third surface and the second surface is smaller than the overlap between the third surface and the second surface when the third tray is at the first stowed position,
wherein one of the first tray and the third tray includes a columnar portion extending in the orthogonal direction, the columnar portion protruding toward the other of the first tray and the third tray in an area where, when the second tray is located at the stored position and the third tray is located at the first stowed position, the first tray overlaps the third tray in the orthogonal direction, and
wherein the other of the first tray and the third tray includes a cutout shaped along a path where the columnar portion moves when the third tray moves from the first stowed position to the first extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,665

UNWINDER OF REELS OF WEB MATERIAL

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,656

SHINGLE WITH REINFORCED NAIL ZONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A roofing shingle comprising:an overlay sheet including a mat and an asphalt coating applied to the mat, and defining an upper headlap portion and a lower tab portion;
an underlay sheet including a mat and an asphalt coating applied to the mat, the underlay sheet having a front surface secured to the overlay sheet such that a region of the underlay sheet overlaps a region of the headlap portion of the overlay sheet; and
a reinforcement material having an interior surface secured directly to the asphalt coating on the headlap portion of the overlay sheet without extending into the tab portion to provide a reinforced nail zone along a longitudinal axis of the shingle, wherein the reinforcement material is configured to improve nail pull-through, with the reinforcement material and the headlap portion providing a nail pull-through value that is greater than an otherwise identical shingle having no such reinforcement material;
wherein the interior surface of the reinforcement material is treated using one of a coating, adhesive, corona treatment, etching, perforations, and surface roughening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,622

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

AZIONARIA COSTRUZIONI MAC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,607

PLASTIC FOOD PORTION BAG WITH TACKY FLAP

Inteplast Group Corporati...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,596

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

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,562

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE AND OPERATIONS THEREOF

SZ DJI Technology Co., Lt...

1. A multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:a central body comprising an upper housing member and a lower housing member, the upper housing member and the lower housing member forming a central cavity, wherein the central cavity is configured to house one or more electrical components configured to control the operation of the UAV;
one or more branch housing members extending from the central body, the one or more branch housing members each comprising an upper branch housing member and a lower branch housing member, and
one or more electrical components disposed inside the central cavity, wherein the one or more electrical components (1) are configured to control the operation of the UAV, and (2) comprise at least a flight control module and an inertial measurement unit (IMU);
a magnetometer attached onto a landing stand at a position sufficiently distal from the one or more electrical components to effect a reduction of interference from said one or more electrical components, wherein the landing stand extends away from the body of the UAV and is configured to bear weight of the UAV when the UAV is not airborne;
wherein the one or more branch housing members are configured to support one or more actuator assemblies, each actuator assembly comprising an actuator configured to effect movement of the UAV, wherein the thrust of the one or more actuator assemblies is oriented in a vertical direction relative to the central body, and
wherein at least a portion of each of the lower branch housing members extends beneath at least a portion of the corresponding actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,189,554

ENCLOSURE COOLING FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,523

HANDLEBAR MOUNTABLE LIGHT PIPE APPARATUS FOR A BICYCLE

Karbon Kinetics Limited, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,510

STAKE POCKET INSERT

1. A stake pocket insert structured to be positionable in a stake pocket of a vehicle cargo bed side wall, the stake pocket insert comprising:a stake receptacle defining a stake-receiving cavity,
a mounting member secured to the stake receptacle and structured to define an opening leading from an exterior of the stake pocket insert into the stake-receiving cavity; and
a stake securement mechanism mounted along a first portion of the stake pocket insert, wherein the stake securement mechanism is structured to be operable to press against a stake positioned in the stake-receiving cavity so as to bias the stake against a bearing surface, so as to secure the stake within the stake receptacle between the stake securement mechanism and the bearing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,506

ROOF SENSOR HOUSING ASSEMBLIES THAT CONCEAL ONE OR MORE SENSORS AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING THE SAME

1. A vehicle comprising:a roof assembly comprising a roof outer panel having an outer facing surface and a sensor housing recess having a floor portion located below the outer facing surface, the sensor housing recess extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a front windshield and a rear windshield;
a roof sensor housing assembly mounted to the roof outer panel and extending along a length of the sensor housing recess, the roof sensor housing assembly comprising:
a sensor housing structure mounted to outer roof panel forming a sensor housing volume therebetween, wherein the sensor housing structure extends at least partially above the outer facing surface of the outer roof panel, the sensor housing structure including a transmission region having increased transmittance therethrough compared to surrounding regions of the sensor housing structure; and
a vehicle sensor located within the sensor housing volume that receives electromagnetic energy through the transmission region and provides a signal that is indicative of an environmental characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,189,489

OFFLINE VARIABLE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MPUS OF AN EMU TRAIN

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...

1. An offline variable monitoring system for central control units of an electric multiple unit train, comprising a main control unit, a serial port unit, an Ethernet interface, a TF card interface and a status indicator, wherein the serial port unit, the Ethernet interface, the TF card interface and the status indicator are all electrically connected to the main control unit; the serial port unit comprises four serial ports which are separately connected to four central control units of the electric multiple unit train; the main control unit is connected to a PC via the Ethernet interface, and a configuration software corresponding to the monitoring system is provided inside the PC; and the main control unit is connected to a TF expansion card via the TF card interface, an MAP file and a configuration file are stored in the TF expansion card, and the main control unit records monitored offline variable values into the TF expansion card; wherein the offline variable values are real-time logic control variables, and are able to be recorded into the TF expansion card for downloading and storing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,485

EQUIPMENT ENVELOPE FOR HOPPER WAGON

Drax Power Limited, Selb...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,373

SEAT ARRANGEMENT

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING...

1. A seat arrangement, comprising:a first seat adjacent to a curb side of a vehicle with said first seat movable from a deployed position to a stored position;
a second seat;
a third seat, said first seat being smaller than each of said second seat and said third seat;
wherein said first seat is stored in said second seat in said stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,371

ELECTRICALLY-POWERED VEHICLE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrically-powered vehicle, comprising:a high voltage battery configured to store electric power for travelling the electrically-powered vehicle;
a charger configured to output charge current to the high voltage battery, the charger including a first housing and a first circuit board accommodated in the first housing; and
a second housing including a first face, a second face opposed to the first face in a first direction, and a space defined between the first face and the second face that accommodates the high voltage battery,
wherein the first face comprises a low stiffness portion having stiffness lower than a stiffness of the second face, and
wherein the low stiffness portion is fastened to the charger at different locations that are disposed separately from each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,368

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,365

CHARGING CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charging control system comprising:a vehicle configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power;
a monitoring device configured to monitor a use status of an electric appliance at the residence and a use status of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
identify the electric appliance correlated with the start of use of the vehicle based on the use status of the electric appliance monitored by the monitoring device and the use status of the vehicle;
learn a relationship between the use status of the identified electric appliance at the residence before a start of use of the vehicle and the use status of the vehicle;
estimate a start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the identified electric appliance; and
calculate a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provide an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device;
wherein
the identified electric appliance includes a timer configured to preset a use time of the identified electric appliance, and
the controller is further configured to estimate the start time of use of the vehicle based on the use time preset in the identified electric appliance and the learned relationship.