US Pat. No. 10,365,856

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENSURING DATA CONSISTENCY

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of ensuring data consistency, comprising:writing data into a first temporary buffer in a first processor;
in response to the data being written into the first temporary buffer, sending the data to a second processor to update a copy of the data in the second processor; and
in response to receiving an indication that the second processor has received the data, copying the data from the first temporary buffer to a first working buffer in the first processor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,833

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING OF SIGNAL LINES FOR MULTI-LEVEL COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a driver circuit configured to convert a plurality of bitstreams into a plurality of multilevel signals, wherein a count of the plurality of bitstreams is greater than a count of the plurality of multilevel signals, the driver circuit farther configured to drive the plurality of multilevel signals onto a plurality of signal lines using individual drivers, wherein each of the individual drivers is configured to drive more than two voltages,
wherein the driver circuit includes a multilevel signal encoder including a plurality of logic circuits, and each logic circuit of the plurality of logic circuits included in the multilevel signal encoder is configured to input all of the plurality of bitstreams,
wherein the driver circuit is a multi-leg driver that is divided into at least two sections for driving the more than two voltages,
wherein each of the at least two sections of the driver circuit associated with one of the plurality of multilevel signals is configured to be controlled to drive the plurality of multilevel signals onto respective signal lines, and
wherein first and second control signals are used to control respective sections of the plurality of sections of the driver circuit associated with one of the plurality of multilevel signals, and each of the first and second control signals is generated based on all of the plurality of bitstreams.

US Pat. No. 10,365,815

VERTICAL SCROLLING OF ALBUM IMAGES

WhatsApp Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A method comprising:showing a focus image at a focus position on a display of a client, wherein a height of the focus image is cropped to produce top and bottom spaces on the display and the focus image is from an image album;
showing on the display at least a portion of a top image from the album above the focus image and at least a portion of a bottom image from the album below the focus image, the top and bottom images respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
showing on the display a top separator bar disposed between the focus image and the top image and a bottom separator bar disposed between the focus image and the bottom image, the top and bottom separator bars respectively occupying at least parts of the top and bottom spaces on the display;
receiving, by the client, a vertical scroll command to scroll the focus image vertically on the display; and
responsive to receiving the vertical scroll command, increasing the height of the focus image and reducing sizes of the top and bottom spaces shown in the display of the client, wherein increasing the height of the focus image comprises linearly restoring cropped top and bottom portions of the focus image responsive to an amount of scroll indicated by the vertical scroll command.

US Pat. No. 10,365,797

GROUP MEMBERSHIP CONTENT PRESENTATION AND AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ambient Consulting, LLC, ...

1. A method for organizing media content items comprising:a) on a computerized processor, accessing media content items stored on a tangible, non-transitory computer memory;
b) analyzing, using the processor, time metadata for the media content items to find commonalities in the time metadata;
c) clustering, using the processor, the media content items into a first content cluster without user involvement, the clustering being based upon commonalities in the time metadata;
d) creating a crowd-sourced event database containing a plurality of calendar event data items by:
i) receiving a plurality of content clusters from a plurality of users, the plurality of content clusters each comprising an identification of a plurality of media content items, time metadata, and description metadata,
ii) extracting the time metadata and description metadata from the content clusters, and
iii) creating calendar event data items from the time metadata and description metadata extracted from the content clusters;
e) identifying, using the processor, a related calendar event data item based on commonalities between the time metadata of the first content cluster and time information of the related calendar event data item, wherein this step further comprises:
i) identifying, using the processor, a particular user associated with the media content items of the first content cluster,
ii) filtering the calendar event data items into a filtered subset of calendar event data items that are relevant to the particular user, wherein at least calendar event data items in the filtered subset was created by a user other than the particular user, and
iii) comparing the filtered subset of calendar event data items with the time metadata of the first content cluster; and
f) assigning description metadata from the related calendar event data item to description metadata for the first content cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,365,780

CROWDSOURCING FOR DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:presenting an electronic document to a first user in a first interactive environment;
receiving usage data representing a plurality of operations performed on the electronic document by the first user;
configuring, based on the usage data, an enhanced user interaction feature associated with at least one of the operations; and
presenting the electronic document and the enhanced user interaction feature to a second user in a second interactive environment,
wherein the enhanced user interaction feature is operative to improve interaction between the second user and the electronic document by
generating roles by grouping prior user actions with the electronic document based on similarity of actions from a first prior user to a second prior user,
identifying a role associated with the second user in the second interactive environment based on similarity of one or more actions of the second user in the second interactive environment to the groupings of prior user actions, and
automatically performing a new operation according to the role associated with the second user or assisting the second user with performance of the new operation according to the role associated with the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,365,768

TIR-BASED OPTICAL TOUCH SYSTEMS OF PROJECTION-TYPE

FlatFrog Laboratories AB,...

1. A touch-sensitive apparatus, comprising:a light transmissive panel that defines a front surface and an opposite, rear surface;
a plurality of light emitters optically connected to the light transmissive panel, the plurality of light emitters configured to generate propagating light that propagates by total internal reflection inside the light transmissive panel across a touch-sensitive region of the light transmissive panel;
a plurality of light detectors optically connected to the light transmissive panel so as to define a grid of propagation paths across the touch-sensitive region between pairs of light emitters and light detectors;
an outcoupling angular filter on an outcoupling region of at least one of the front surface and the rear surface;
wherein the outcoupling angular filter is configured to optically couple a portion of the propagating light impinging on the at least one of the front surface and the rear surface out of the light transmissive panel and toward at least one of the plurality of light detectors;
wherein the portion of the propagating light includes propagating light only within a confined range of angles with respect to a normal of the outcoupling region;
wherein the confined range of angles extends from a lower angle limit ?min to an upper angle limit ?max;
wherein the lower angle limit ?min is equal to or larger than a critical angle ?c, which is given by ?c=arcsin(l/npanel), with npanel being a refractive index of the light transmissive panel at the outcoupling region; and
wherein the lower angle limit ?min is equal to or larger than a cut-off angle ?w=arcsin(nw/npanel), with nw being the refractive index of water, and npanel>nw.

US Pat. No. 10,365,763

SELECTIVE ATTENUATION OF SOUND FOR DISPLAY DEVICES

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A display device, comprising:a sensing subsystem configured to detect one or more conditions associated with touch input to the display device;
a microphone system configured to receive sound;
a logic machine; and
a storage machine holding instructions executable by the logic machine to:
predict, based on a speed of an input object as sensed by the sensing subsystem, that a contact of an input object at a surface of the display device will occur in the future at a predicted time of contact;
predict, based on the one or more conditions, sonic characteristics of the contact, where such prediction is made via reference to a varying association between sets of the one or more conditions and associated sonic characteristics that varies during real-time operation of the display device;
detect a series of touch events between the input object and the display device;
detect a series of sounds via the microphone system;
based on empirically observing at least one of the one or more conditions detected in association with one or more touch events from the series of touch events and one or more sounds from the series of sounds, progressively develop a custom selective attenuation for the input object; and
generate an audio output via applying the custom selective attenuation to process sound received into the microphone system, the custom selective attenuation being selected based on the sonic characteristics and applied over a time interval beginning at the predicted time of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,365,744

SENSING UNIT FOR SENSING TOUCH, DISPLAY INCLUDING SENSING UNIT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A sensing unit, comprising:a plurality of first electrodes disposed on a substrate;
a plurality of second electrodes disposed on the substrate; and
a plurality of first connection parts, each of which being disposed between two adjacent first electrodes among the plurality of first electrodes and including a first wiring and a second wiring separate from one another and at least one of the first wiring and the second wiring connecting the two adjacent first electrodes in a first direction;
wherein the first wiring includes a first connection pattern and the second wiring includes a second connection pattern,
wherein the first connection pattern is positioned beyond an outer periphery of the second connection pattern in the first direction, and
wherein the first connection pattern includes a first metal region and second metal region in parallel to the first metal region, a third metal region intersecting with the first and second metal regions, and a fourth metal region in parallel to the third metal region and intersecting with the first and second metal regions, wherein the third and the fourth metal regions extending beyond at least one of the first and the second metal regions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,727

HUMAN-TO-MOBILE INTERFACES

Keypoint Technologies (UK...

1. A method for determining data strings to display on a personal computing device comprising a user interface capable of receiving inputs that are to be recognized through data input means which are receptive to keyed, tapped or a stylus input, said device being adapted to facilitate a reduction in the number of physical keying actions, tapping actions or gestures required to create a data string to less than the number of characters within said data string, comprising the steps of:a) storing a plurality of data strings with associated priority indicators in one or more data dictionaries, wherein each of the priority indicators is a measure of a plurality of derivatives associated with a respective one of the plurality of data strings, wherein the plurality of derivatives comprises grammar orients, cognitive coherence, and context ratios, and wherein the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios are inter-related with each other such that respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other;
b) recognizing, via the user interface, initially entered words and a first input associated with a first event following the initially entered words;
c) determining sets of appropriations from among the plurality of data strings, wherein the sets of appropriations comprises:
a first set comprising a plurality of predicted completions of the first input; and
a second set comprising a plurality of projected words to follow a predicted completion from the first set, and
wherein determining the sets of appropriations comprises:
applying a plurality of permutations of the derivatives to a combination of the initially entered words and the first input, wherein the respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other during application of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives;
in response to the applying, determining that at least one of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives has collapsed; and
determining the sets of appropriations from remaining permutations of the plurality of permutations that did not collapse during application of the plurality of permutations;
d) in response to determining the plurality of sets of appropriations, ordering at least some of the appropriations for display in a list by measuring lengths of the sets of appropriations;
e) displaying the list to enable the user to select the required one of the appropriations;
f) if a required one of the sets of the appropriations is included in the list, selecting the required one of the sets of the appropriations;
g) if the required one of the sets of the appropriations is not included in the list, entering a second event and repeating steps b to e; and
h) updating a priority indicator that is associated with the selected required appropriation if the required appropriation is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,365,724

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND MOUSE CORD HOLDER THEREOF

HADES-GAMING CORPORATION,...

1. A mouse cord holder for a mouse cord (101), the mouse cord holder (10) comprising:a base (1) having a bottom surface (11);
a cord guiding frame (2), the cord guiding frame (2) being connected to the base (1) and being arranged at an acute angle (?) with respect to the bottom surface (11); and
a magnetic assembly (3) including a first magnetic element (31) and a second magnetic element (32), the first magnetic element (31) being fixed at one end of the cord guiding frame (2) away from the base (1), the second magnetic element (32) receiving and fixing the mouse cord (101), the first magnetic element (31) and the second magnetic element (32) being magnetically attached to each other or separated from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,365,688

ALIGNMENT SLEEVE FOR DOCKING STATION

Henge Docks LLC, Arlingt...

1. A docking station for an electronic device, the docking station comprising:a main body;
a slot having an opening on a top of the main body;
a first connector in the slot;
a sleeve slidably disposed in the slot;
wherein the sleeve is sized in relative proportions to receive the electronic device;
wherein the sleeve is configured to slide linearly within the slot between a first position and a second position;
wherein, in the first position, the sleeve is captively retained in the slot and the first connector is outside of the sleeve; and
wherein, in the second position, the first connector protrudes into the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,365,685

DISPLAY APPARATUS

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

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image by emitting light;
a supporting member on a rear surface of the display panel; and
a sound generator between the display panel and the supporting member,
wherein:
the sound generator includes a magnetic circuit unit and a voice coil unit on the rear surface of the display panel, and
the magnetic circuit unit and the voice coil unit are configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound.

US Pat. No. 10,365,669

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FLUID REGULATION

THE OILGEAR COMPANY, Tra...

1. A regulator comprising:a reducing valve operable between a closed position and an open position, the reducing valve comprising:
a first opening inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the reducing valve towards the open position;
a first closing inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the reducing valve towards the closed position; and
a first spring configured to transmit a first spring force to the reducing valve to bias the reducing valve towards the closed position;
an accumulator configured to store fluid at a first pressure;
an accumulator line configured to receive fluid from the accumulator and to provide the fluid to the first opening inlet at the first pressure;
a regulated line fluidly connected to the first closing inlet at a second pressure; and
a relief valve operable between a closed position and an open position, the relief valve comprising:
a second opening inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the relief valve towards the open position;
a second closing inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the relief valve towards the closed position; and
a second spring configured to transmit a second spring force to the relief valve to bias the relief valve towards the closed position;
wherein the reducing valve transitions from the closed position to the open position when a first force created by the first pressure on the reducing valve is greater than a sum of the first spring force and a second force created by the second pressure on the reducing valve.

US Pat. No. 10,365,667

FLOW-PATH CONTROLLERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A liquid-based heat transfer system, comprising:a fluid coupler having a first member and a second member matingly engageable and disengageable with each other, wherein the fluid coupler is configured to convey fluid when the first and second members are matingly engaged with each other and to prevent fluid conveyance when the first and second members are disengaged from each other;
a retainer configured to mechanically retain a mating engagement between the first member of the fluid coupler and the second member of the fluid coupler;
a communication circuit configured to receive an indication of a detected presence or absence of a working fluid externally of the liquid-based heat-transfer system;
a processor and a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to activate an electro-mechanical actuator mechanically coupled to the retainer to release the retainer to decouple the mechanically matingly engaged members of the fluid coupler, responsive to receiving the indication of a detected presence of the working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,664

CONTROL VALVE

FIMCIN S.P.A., Milan (IT...

1. A control valve comprising:a valve body having an inlet and an outlet;
a flow shutter operatively interposed between the inlet and the outlet;
a driving spindle having a first actuating end and a second end opposite the first actuating end and connected to the flow shutter, wherein the driving spindle extends along a principal axis;
a differential pressure automatic regulation device comprising:
a cup-shaped body around the driving spindle and axially mobile with respect to the driving spindle;
a spring operatively interposed between the valve body and the cup-shaped body and configured to push the cup-shaped body away from the flow shutter; and
a rolling membrane having a radially inner edge fixed to the cup-shaped body and a radially outer edge fixed to the valve body to delimit a first chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and a second chamber in fluid communication with the outlet;
wherein the flow shutter has at least one inlet opening facing the inlet of the valve body and at least one outlet opening facing the cup-shaped body; and
wherein the control valve further comprises a shutter mounted around the driving spindle and facing towards the outlet opening of the flow shutter;
wherein the shutter comprises a circular plate and a tapered shaped portion associated with the circular plate that faces the outlet opening of the flow shutter.

US Pat. No. 10,365,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HUMAN OPERATOR INTERVENTION IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATIONS

ZIPLINE INTERNATIONAL INC...

1. A method for piloting an autonomous vehicle, comprising:selecting, at a computer server, a remote vehicle operator from a group of remote vehicle operators, the remote vehicle operator associated with a control device;
receiving, at the computer server, a situation report associated with the autonomous vehicle;
sending to the control device, from the computer server, information from the situation report;
receiving, at the computer server, at least one operator command from the control device; and
sending, from the computer server, a vehicle command to the autonomous vehicle, the vehicle command based at least in part on the at least one operator command and including a command verification value;
causing, with the vehicle command, a finite state machine of the autonomous vehicle to transition from an active vehicle state of a plurality of vehicle states to a second vehicle state of the plurality of vehicle states after the autonomous vehicle determines that the vehicle command has precedence.

US Pat. No. 10,365,637

WORKPIECE CARRIER WITH A CODE ELEMENT FOR A PRODUCTION UNIT

STIWA Holding GmbH, Attn...

1. A workpiece carrier for a production unit, the workpiece carrier comprising:(a) a workpiece carrier body;
(b) a workpiece receptacle arranged on the workpiece carrier body;
(c) a guide device arranged on the workpiece carrier body that is configured to displace the workpiece carrier body in the production unit; and
(d) at least four code elements arranged on the workpiece carrier body, each said code element being configured to be identified by a detector arranged in the production unit;
wherein each of the code elements has inhomogeneous material properties in a longitudinal orientation for identification of the respective code element;
wherein the code elements are configured so that during a relative movement of the code elements in the longitudinal orientation relative to the detector, the inhomogeneous material properties are detected by the detector to identify the workpiece carrier body; and
wherein the at least four code elements are arranged on the workpiece carrier body so that the longitudinal orientation of the workpiece carrier body is determinable.

US Pat. No. 10,365,636

CLIENT INITIATED VENDOR VERIFIED TOOL SETTING

Inovatech Engineering Cor...

1. A system comprising:an original equipment manufacturer's (OEM's) machine tool comprising a first microprocessor, a user interface, a first memory storing first executable instructions for execution by the first microprocessor and a first network interface for interfacing the machine tool to a communications network, wherein the first executable instructions configure the machine tool to:
receive via the user interface first inputs from a user of the machine tool;
establish in dependence upon the first inputs control settings relating to a predetermined process executable by the machine tool; and
transmit the control settings to a remote server associated with the OEM, the remote server also connected to the communications network; and
the remote server comprising a second microprocessor, a second memory storing second executable instructions for execution by the second microprocessor and a second network interface for interfacing the remote server to the communications network, the second executable instructions configuring the remote server to:
receive the control settings for the predetermined process from the machine tool;
provide the control settings to the OEM;
receive an indication of a verification established by the OEM, the verification relating to the control settings for the predetermined process; and
transmit the verified control settings to a remote storage accessible to the remote server and other users of other machine tools provided by the OEM who are subscribers to a subscription service, wherein at least one of the other machine tools is operated according to the verified control settings.

US Pat. No. 10,365,620

INTEROPERABILITY OF SECONDARY-DEVICE HUBS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
a control engine, stored in the memory and executable on the one or more processors to cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
detecting a presence of a secondary device in an environment of the electronic device;
storing, in the memory, a first indication indicating that the electronic device is responsible for controlling the secondary device;
sending, to at least an additional electronic device residing in the environment and executing an additional instance of the control engine, a second indication indicating that the electronic device is responsible for controlling the secondary device;
receiving a request to place the secondary device in a first state;
sending, via a wireless protocol, a request to the secondary device to place the secondary device in the first state according to the request;
receiving, from the secondary device and via the wireless protocol, a third indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
storing, in the memory, a fourth indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
determining that the additional electronic device has subscribed to receive state-update information for the secondary device;
sending, to at least the additional electronic device, a fifth indication indicating that the secondary device is in the first state;
receiving an additional request to place the secondary device in a second state;
receiving a rule to associate with the secondary device, the rule specifying an operation to perform when a condition is met;
determining that the condition is met; and
performing the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,617

AUTO DEFECT SCREENING USING ADAPTIVE MACHINE LEARNING IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING FLOW

DMO Systems Limited, Hsi...

1. A system for auto defect screening in manufacturing a semiconductor device, said system having one or more computing processors and one or more memory devices configured and programmed to perform functional modules comprising:an adaptive model controller including a defect sampler having a feed-forward input receiving a plurality of defect candidates acquired in inspecting one or more wafers of said semiconductor device and a feedback input receiving defects of interest already screened by using one or more existing defect screening models, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) interface receiving defect information of data samples selected from said plurality of defect candidates and said defects of interest and interfacing with a SEM review/inspection tool to acquire corresponding SEM results of said data samples, and a training data and model manager receiving said data samples and corresponding SEM results and outputting model training data and model validation data;
a data modeling analytics executor receiving said model training data and said model validation data and generating one or more updated defect screening models for auto defect screening from said model training data to satisfy a target specification validated with said model validation data; and
an auto defect screener using said one or more updated defect screening models to predict if a defect candidate is a real defect or nuisance and filter out the predicted nuisance;
wherein each of said data samples is validated and labelled as being a real defect or nuisance in said corresponding SEM results, and said adaptive model controller controls when to generate said one or more updated defect screening models according to a pre-set criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,365,566

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRINTING ARRAYS OF FEATURES

Eulitha A.G., Kirchdof (...

1. A method for printing a desired one-dimensional periodic pattern into a photosensitive layer, the method comprising:a) providing a mask formed with a periodic mask pattern of linear features having a period that is twice a period of the desired one-dimensional periodic pattern;
b) providing a substrate bearing the photosensitive layer;
c) placing the substrate parallel to the mask and in proximity to the mask;
d) providing at least one illumination beam of collimated monochromatic light and illuminating the mask pattern to generate a transmitted light-field described by a Talbot distance;
e) exposing the photosensitive layer to a time-integrated intensity distribution of a first sub-exposure and a time-integrated intensity distribution of a second sub-exposure, wherein the first and second time-integrated intensity distributions are substantially equal and are formed by illuminating the mask pattern with the at least one beam while changing a separation between the substrate and the mask by a distance that is at least one quarter of the Talbot distance but less than the Talbot distance;
f) configuring the at least one beam or lateral positions of the substrate relative to the mask for the first and second sub-exposures so that the exposures of the photosensitive layer by the time-integrated intensity distributions of the first and second sub-exposures are mutually laterally offset by a distance of half of the period of the mask pattern, or by an equivalent distance, in a direction orthogonal to the linear features;
wherein the period of the mask pattern is greater than twice a wavelength of the at least one illumination beam.

US Pat. No. 10,365,563

FILM FORMATION METHOD, DRY FILM MANUFACTURING METHOD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD MANUFACTURING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of forming a film, comprising:a step of forming a resist film on an object to be applied,
a step of forming a layer of a protecting material removable by a first dissolving liquid on an upper surface of the resist film,
a step of removing the resist film from a region of the resist film not having, on the upper surface thereof, the layer of the protecting material by side rinsing with a second dissolving liquid capable of dissolving the resist film therein, and
a step of removing the protecting material remaining on the upper surface of the resist film by the first dissolving liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,545

ADAPTABLE CAMERA SUPPORT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A clamp assembly for securing an article to a structure comprising:(a) said clamp assembly including a first jaw;
(b) said clamp assembly including a second jaw movable relative to said first jaw to secure said clamp assembly to an element of said structure;
(c) said clamp assembly including a first screw assembly suitable for movement of said first jaw relative to said second jaw;
(d) said first screw assembly including a first rotatable member, wherein said first screw assembly is engaged with said first jaw by said first rotatable member;
(e) said first screw assembly including a second rotatable member, wherein said first screw assembly is engaged with said second jaw by said second rotatable member;
(f) said first screw assembly extending through a first opening defined by said second jaw and secured within a second opening defined by said first jaw such that rotation of a portion of said first screw assembly selectively moves said first jaw relative to said second jaw;
(g) said clamp assembly including a second screw assembly suitable for movement of said first jaw relative to said second jaw;
(h) said second screw assembly including a third rotatable member, wherein said second screw assembly is engaged with said first jaw by said third rotatable member;
(i) said second screw assembly including a fourth rotatable member, wherein said second screw assembly is engaged with said second jaw by said fourth rotatable member;
(j) said second screw assembly extending through a third opening defined by said second jaw and secured within a fourth opening defined by said first jaw such that rotation of a portion of said second screw assembly selectively moves said first jaw relative to said second jaw;
(k) wherein said first screw assembly and said second screw assembly are laterally spaced apart from one another, said first screw assembly and said second screw assembly are both movable with respect to said first jaw and said second jaw in such a manner that said second jaw is movable with respect to said first jaw in a first manner such that a first end of said first jaw is movable closer to a first end of said second jaw while simultaneously a second end of said first jaw is movable farther away from a second end of said second jaw, and movable in a second manner such that said first end of said first jaw is movable farther away from said first end of said second jaw while simultaneously said second end of said first jaw is movable closer to said second end of said second jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,365,543

HOLDER FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Portero Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A holder configured to be removably attachable by a user to a mobile electronic device, the holder comprising:a grip portion;
a first pivot portion extending from the grip portion;
a mounting portion configured to securely hold a mobile electronic device to which the holder is removably attached; and
a second pivot portion extending from the mounting portion and coupled to the first pivot portion between the grip portion and the mounting portion, wherein the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion cooperate to orient the mounting portion at a plurality of different angles with respect to the grip portion about a pivot axis, and wherein each of the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion defines an opening aligned with the pivot axis and configured for receiving a finger of a user of the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,530

POLARIZED WINDOW ASSEMBLY

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A window assembly, comprising:an electro-optic element, comprising:
a first substantially transparent substrate defining first and second surfaces, wherein the second surface comprises a first electrically conductive layer;
a second substantially transparent substrate defining third and fourth surfaces, wherein the third surface comprises a second electrically conductive layer;
a primary seal disposed between the first and second substrates, wherein the seal and the first and second substrates define a cavity therebetween; and
an electro-optic medium disposed in the cavity, the electro-optic medium being switchable such that the electro-optic element is operable between substantially clear and darkened states;
an absorptive layer positioned on the fourth surface of the electro-optic element; and
a reflective layer positioned on the absorptive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,527

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

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

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a liquid crystal display panel including red, white, blue, and green liquid crystal cells in m x n regions where m is a natural number that is a multiple of 3 and n is a natural number;
m/3 data lines and 3n gate lines intersecting each other at the liquid crystal display panel, wherein the liquid crystal cells are arranged in a pattern of 4×2 to a data line direction and a gate line direction and the pattern is repeated in at least a portion of the liquid crystal display panel according to Equation 1,

wherein, in Equation 1, the data line direction is a vertical direction, the gate line direction is a horizontal direction, and X1, X2, X3, and X4 indicate that a color of a color filter is one of red, white, blue, and green; and
a controller configured to control driving the liquid crystal cells through the data lines and the gate lines,
wherein the liquid crystal cells are arranged in a pattern of 8×4 to the data line direction and the gate line direction and the pattern is repeated in the at least a portion of the liquid crystal display panel, and
among the 8×4 liquid crystal cells, two liquid crystal cells above and below each of odd-numbered vertical lines are commonly connected to an odd-numbered gate line, wherein one of the two liquid crystal cells above and below each of odd-numbered vertical lines is connected to one of two data lines located on the left and right thereof and the other of two liquid crystal cells is connected to the other of two data lines located on the left and right thereof, and two liquid crystal cells above and below each of even-numbered vertical lines are commonly connected to an even-numbered gate line, wherein one of the two liquid crystal cells above and below each of even-numbered vertical lines is connected to one of two data lines located on the left and right thereof and the other of two liquid crystal cells is connected to the other of two data lines located on the left and right thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,365,516

LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND THE ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An array substrate, comprising:at least one data line and at least one pixel cell being arranged on the array substrate, wherein a gap is formed between the at least one data line and the at least one pixel cell, an electrode is arranged on the gap to cover the gap; and
an up substrate being arranged above the array substrate, wherein the up substrate comprises a black matrix and the common electrode, the black matrix being arranged above the at least one data line, and the common electrode covers the up substrate and the black matrix;
wherein the at least one data line connects to a first voltage, the electrode electrically connects to the common electrode to be a second voltage, the first voltage is different from the second voltage and the electrode is an Indium Tin Oxides (ITO) electrode; and
wherein a liquid crystal layer being arranged between the common electrode and at least one pixel cell, and between the common electrode and the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap; the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap, the at least one data line, and the at least one pixel cell are located at the same side of the liquid crystal layer; the common electrode is spaced apart from the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap, and located at one side of the liquid crystal layer that is opposite to the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap, and no voltage difference is generated between the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap and the common electrode;
liquid crystals within the liquid crystal layer between the electrode arranged on the gap to cover the gap and the common electrode are not twisted.

US Pat. No. 10,365,508

TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING HIGH RESISTANCE LAYER

WGTECH (JIANGXI) CO., LTD...

1. A method of manufacturing a touch display device, comprising:providing a thin film transistor substrate, forming a touch sensing layer on a surface of the thin film transistor substrate;
providing a color filter substrate, performing a cleaning treatment, a drying treatment, and an electrostatic dissipation treatment to the color filter substrate in sequence; wherein an operation of the cleaning treatment comprises performing a pure water cleaning, a lye cleaning, a two-fluid spray cleaning, a ultra-pure water spray cleaning, and a high pressure spray cleaning in sequence; the drying treatment comprises performing a cold air drying and a hot air drying in sequence, forming a resistivity layer on one surface of the color filter substrate, wherein a material of the resistivity layer is a mixture of graphite oxide and tin oxide;
combining the thin film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate, forming a liquid crystal layer between the thin film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate, wherein the resistivity layer is located on a surface of the color filter substrate away from the thin film transistor substrate, the touch sensing layer is sandwiched between the thin film transistor substrate and the liquid crystal layer; and
electrically coupling the touch sensing layer and the resistivity layer, thereby obtaining the touch display device having the resistivity layer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,502

PRESCRIPTION LENSES FOR SMART EYEWEAR

Patrick C Ho, Hilton, NY...

1. An eyeglass device configured for use with smart eyewear, the smart eyewear having near-to-eye displays, the device comprising:a support member;
a first lens supported by the support member, the first lens comprising a first focal point region, wherein the first focal point region comprises a first prism which is a first power region and which is configured to displace a first center line of sight between a first eye of the wearer and the first prism of a first eye's gaze of the wearer through the first lens to an optical path parallel to the first center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a first near-to-eye displayed image when the first lens is positioned between the first eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the first power region is adjusted to a first focal distance to focus the first near-to-eye displayed image, the first lens further comprising a second power region, wherein a power of the second power region is adjusted to a second focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the first near-to-eye displayed image; and
a second lens supported by the support member, the second lens comprising a second focal point region, wherein the second focal point region comprises a second prism which is a third power region and which is configured to displace a second center line of sight between a second eye of the wearer and the second prism of a second eye's gaze of the wearer through the second lens to an optical path parallel to the second center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a second near-to-eye displayed image when the second lens is positioned between the second eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the third power region is adjusted to a third focal distance to focus the second near-to-eye displayed image, the second lens further comprising a fourth power region, wherein a power of the fourth power region is adjusted to a fourth focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the second near-to-eye displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,365,501

HINGE ASSEMBLY AND GLASSES FRAME

WENZHOU SUNRISE INDSUTRIA...

1. A hinge assembly, comprising:a guide body (30) comprising a first end surface (31) and a second end surface (32) provided at opposite sides respectively, the first end surface is provided with a first guide slot (33), the second end surface is provided with a second guide slot (34), and the first guide slot and the second guide slot intersect orthogonally;
a first connection element (60), which is connected with a first spring (40) provided in an accommodation chamber (11) of an endpiece of a pair of glasses, and which is slidable telescopically in the axial direction of the accommodation chamber of the endpiece and has a first connection end (61) extending beyond an end surface of the endpiece;
a second connection element (70), which is connected with a second spring (50) provided in an accommodation chamber of a temple end of a pair of glasses, and which is slidable telescopically in the axial direction of the accommodation chamber of the temple end and has a second connection end (71) extending beyond an end surface of the temple end; and
comprising the first spring and the second spring;
wherein the first connection end (61) and the second connection end (71) are hingedly connected and pivoted with each other in the guide body (30), the first connection end is pivotable along the first guide slot, the second connection end pivotable along the second guide slot;
wherein, when being assembled to a pair of glasses, the first connection element is configured to compress the first spring provided in the accommodation chamber of the endpiece, and the second connection element is configured to compress the second spring provided in the accommodation chamber of the temple end, the spring force of the first spring acts on the endpiece such that the end surface of the endpiece abuts against the first end surface of the guide body, and the spring force of the second spring acts on the temple end such that the end face of the temple end abuts against the second end surface of the guide body.

US Pat. No. 10,365,497

BACKLIGHT UNIT AND AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A backlight unit comprising:a 3D (three-dimensional) light guide plate including first light output patterns to output light;
first light sources irradiating light to at least one side of the 3D light guide plate;
a 2D (two-dimensional) light guide plate arranged below the 3D light guide plate and including second light output patterns to output light; and
second light sources irradiating light to at least one side of the 2D light guide plate,
wherein the first light output patterns are a plurality of line prism patterns spaced apart from each other,
wherein the first light output patterns are aligned and overlapped with some of the second light output patterns,
wherein each of the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns includes a plurality of triangular prisms extending in an alignment direction of the first light sources,
wherein the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns are arranged in an extending direction crossing the alignment direction of the first light sources, and
wherein the plurality of line prism patterns of the first light output patterns arranged in the extending direction are inclined at a predetermined angle greater than zero with respect to one side of the 3D light guide plate that is perpendicular to the alignment direction of the first light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,365,495

DISPLAY SYSTEM

Wave Optics Ltd., Milton...

1. A display system for use in an augmented reality display, the system comprising:a waveguide comprising a plurality of faces;
a plurality of first input projectors arranged to project light into the waveguide through a first face;
a plurality of second input projectors arranged to project light into the waveguide through a second face wherein the first and second faces are substantially parallel in the waveguide;
at least one input grating configured to couple light from the plurality of first input projectors and the plurality of second input projectors into the waveguide; and
at least one output grating configured to couple light out of the waveguide towards a viewer,
wherein the plurality of first input projectors are arranged in a staggered relation to the plurality of second input projectors across a width of the waveguide, such that a first input projector is arranged adjacent to a second input projector in the direction of a width of the waveguide
to position respective fields of view of the first and second input projectors so that there is substantially no gap between them along the width of the waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,365,489

SEMI-TRANSMISSIVE REFLECTION SHEET, LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A semi-transmissive reflection sheet comprising:a first optical shape layer including unit optical shapes; and
a second optical shape layer laminated on the first optical shape layer, from a side of a surface formed by the unit optical shapes;
wherein the unit optical shapes have a first surface that is inclined with respect to a light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer, wherein the light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer is opposed to the first optical shape layer, and wherein the unit optical shapes have a second surface that is not parallel to the light emergent side surface of the second optical shape layer; and
wherein a reflection layer that reflects at least a part of image light traveling in the semi-transmissive reflection sheet is provided only on part of the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,488

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIAGNOSING EYES USING ABERROMETER

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality device comprising:an augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system configured to pass light from the world into eyes of a wearer wearing the head-mounted ophthalmic system, each eye having a cornea, lens, and retina, and the augmented reality head-mounted ophthalmic system comprising:
at least one light source and wearable optics configured to output light having a wavefront and to direct the wavefront into the eyes of the wearer so as to pass through the cornea and lens of each eye and be reflected back by the retina of the eye, wherein the wearable optics comprise
a first waveguide stack for a first eye of the wearer; and
a second waveguide stack for a second eye of the wearer,
wherein each waveguide stack comprises a plurality of waveguides, wherein each waveguide of the plurality of waveguides has an associated diffractive out-coupling optical element, wherein each waveguide is configured to output light with the associated diffractive out-coupling optical element, wherein different waveguides of the plurality of waveguides are configured to output light with wavefront divergence corresponding to different depth planes; and
an aberrometer configured to measure the wavefront that passes through at least one eye and is reflected to its aberrometer to determine abnormalities of the at least one eye.

US Pat. No. 10,365,467

SELECTIVE PLANE ILLUMINATION MICROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS

GE Healthcare Bio-Science...

1. An optical arrangement providing selective plane illumination, comprising an inverted illumination objective mounted below a sample support and arranged to provide a line or plane of light propagating at the sample support, and at least one image collection objective mounted above the sample support, the inverted illumination objective having an illumination objective optical axis, and the image collection objective having an image collection objective optical axis, wherein the illumination light is arranged to propagate the illumination objective laterally offset to the illumination objective optical axis such that the illumination light leaving the illumination objective propagates toward the sample support at an oblique angle relative to the illumination objective optical axis, and wherein the image collection objective optical axis has an angle ?? which is obtuse to the illumination objective optical axis and generally perpendicular to light propagating at the sample support,wherein the at least one image collection objective comprises first and second image collection objectives each mounted on opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis and wherein, the illumination light is arranged to propagate on alternate opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis along respective first and second paths, to provide the light propagating at the sample support to the first or the second image collection objective alternately.

US Pat. No. 10,365,466

METHOD AND MICROSCOPE FOR IMAGING A VOLUME SAMPLE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. A method for microscopically imaging a volume sample, the method comprising:focusing a microscope objective having a correcting element successively in at least two reference planes which are located within the volume sample at different volume sample depths along an optical axis of the microscope objective;
determining, for each reference plane, a reference setting of the correcting element in which an imaging error which is dependent upon the volume sample depth is corrected by the correcting element;
determining, on the basis of the reference settings, for a target plane in the volume sample, a target setting for the correcting element in which the imaging error occurring at the volume sample depth of the target plane is corrected by the correcting element;
determining for each reference plane, a reference magnification deviation which is a deviation of a magnification of the microscope objective relative to a target magnification caused by the correcting element in the particular reference setting, and,
determining, on the basis of the reference magnification deviations for each reference plane, a target magnification deviation for the target plane, wherein the target magnification deviation represents the deviation, caused by the correcting element in the target setting, of the magnification relative to the desired magnification;
adjusting a variable magnifying element taking account of the target magnification deviation; and
focusing the microscope objective on the target plane and bringing the correcting element into the target setting in order to image the volume sample.

US Pat. No. 10,365,462

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND MOBILE OBJECT SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A distance measurement system comprising:an imaging device including an imaging element in which a plurality of imaging pixels are arranged in matrix, and an optical system that forms an image of a predetermined region on an imaging surface of the imaging element; and
a distance measurer that determines a distance to a target object based on data of the image obtained from the imaging element,
wherein the optical system includes a free-form surface lens having a rotationally asymmetric shape that forms the image on the imaging surface such that a resolution of a first region in front of the predetermined region is higher than a resolution of a second region at a lateral side of the predetermined region, each of the resolutions being a ratio of the number of imaging pixels, among the imaging pixels, used to pick up an image included in per unit angle of view to a total number of the imaging pixels, and
wherein the rotationally asymmetric shape of the free-form surface lens is a shape that forms the image such that a resolution of a portion at a predetermined first distance away from a center of the first region in a vertical direction is different from a resolution of a portion at the predetermined first distance away from the center of the first region in a horizontal direction, the vertical direction being orthogonal to the horizontal direction, in the imaging element, in which the first region and the second region are aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,365,448

OPTICAL MODULE HAVING TWO LENS SYSTEM AND MONITOR PHOTODIODE BETWEEN TWO LENSES

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A transmitting optical module comprising:a semiconductor laser diode (LD) that emits a divergent optical beam;
a first lens optically coupled with the LD, the first lens converting the divergent optical beam into a collimated optical beam;
a beam splitter (BS) optically coupled with the first lens, the beam splitter splitting the collimated optical beam into a collimated monitored beam and a collimated signal beam, the beam splitter including a glass member; and
a semiconductor photodiode (PD) having a semiconductor substrate made of indium phosphide (InP) and a semiconductor stack including a semiconductor layer made of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) on the semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate having a back surface and a top surface opposite to the back surface, the back surface facing the glass member in the BS and receiving the collimated monitored beam, the top surface forming a Fresnel interface against the InGaAs semiconductor layer in the semiconductor stack provided thereon, the semiconductor substrate having a thickness causing multiple reflections between the top surface and the back surface thereof for the collimated monitored beam,
wherein the PD is mounted on the BS and attaches an anti-reflection film thereto, the anti-reflection film being made of silicon nitride (SiN) having refractive index of 2.05 to 2.35.

US Pat. No. 10,365,441

MONOLITHIC TWO-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL FIBER ARRAY

II-VI Delaware, Inc., Wi...

1. A two-dimensional (2D) array component for supporting a plurality of individual optical fibers in a 2D configuration exhibiting a predetermined pitch, the array component comprising:a non-precision fiber guide block including a plurality of through-holes arranged in a 2D array configuration exhibiting the predetermined pitch, the plurality of through-holes formed to guide fibers passing therethrough and reduce pointing error, with each through-hole having a first diameter sufficient to accommodate a coated optical fiber;
a silicon-based output element including a plurality of vias etched through a thickness of the silicon-based output element, the plurality of etched vias arranged in the 2D array configuration exhibiting the predetermined pitch, each etched via having a second diameter less than the first diameter, the second diameter on the order of a cladded optical fiber; and
a mounting flange for supporting the fiber guide block and the silicon-based output element in an aligned configuration such that the 2D array component exhibits a pitch error no greater than ±1 ?m and a pointing error no greater than ±15 mrad.

US Pat. No. 10,365,440

GRATING BASED OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

Forelux Inc.

1. An optical apparatus, comprising:a light source region configured to generate light;
a first reflector region and a second reflector region configured to reflect the generated light to form an interference light along a first direction;
an interference region formed between the first reflector region and the second reflector region and coupled to the light source region, and the interference region configured to confine at least a portion of the interference light formed by light reflected between the first reflector region and the second reflector region along the first direction; and
a grating region containing a first grating structure and a second grating structure with substantially the same periodicity but different duty cycles, wherein both grating structures are arranged along the first direction with 180° phase offset,
wherein the grating region is formed on a region confining at least a portion of the interference light, and the grating region is configured to emit at least a portion of the light along a second direction that is different from the first direction, and
wherein a quarter-wavelength shift region is formed in the grating region by removing or adding at least one segment of the grating structures.

US Pat. No. 10,365,432

OPTICAL DEVICE WITH REDUCED BACK REFLECTION

Axalume, Inc., San Diego...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:an optical waveguide defined in a layer in the integrated circuit, wherein the optical waveguide is configured to convey an optical signal, and
wherein the optical waveguide has at least two arms proximate to optical coupling interfaces at ends of the two arms, and the two arms are configured to convey portions of the optical signal prior to the optical coupling interfaces, and wherein the optical coupling interfaces each has a reflectivity greater than a predefined value;
an optical splitter, coupled to the optical waveguide and the two arms, configured to split the optical signal into the portions of the optical signal; and
a phase-offset device in at least one of the two arms configured to provide a predefined phase offset between the portions of the optical signal prior to the optical coupling interfaces, wherein the predefined phase offset is selected or predefined to reduce back reflection of the portions of the optical signal from the optical coupling interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,365,431

OPTICAL INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE

International Business Ma...

1. An optical interconnect structure, comprising:a plate on which a mirror is formed; and
a waveguide structure comprising a waveguide core and an opening,
wherein the plate is mounted on the waveguide structure such that the mirror is inserted in the opening for light coupling (i) from the waveguide core to an optical element positioned on a side of the plate opposite to the mirror and (ii) to the waveguide core from the optical element positioned on the side of the plate opposite to the mirror, the optical element in communication with at least one electronic device positioned on the side of the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,427

BACK LIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel;
a light guide panel having a surface facing the display panel;
a cover bottom coupled to the light guide panel; and
a light source device at a side of the light guide panel, at least two surfaces of the light source device in contact with the cover bottom, the light source device for providing back light to the display panel, comprising:
a mounting board comprising:
a top surface at a first side of the mounting board,
a bottom surface at a second side of the mounting board, the bottom surface in direct contact with the cover bottom,
electrical lines on the top surface, and
a plurality of walls on the first side of the mounting board, the plurality of walls and at least a portion of the top surface defining a groove at the first side of the mounting board, a top surface of the walls in direct contact with a side surface of the light guide panel, wherein the top surface of the walls is facing a same direction as the top surface of the mounting board; and
one or more light source modules disposed on the top surface of the mounting board inside the groove of the mounting board and configured to receive power via the electrical lines, a thickness of the light source modules smaller than a depth of the groove,
wherein the cover bottom includes an extension portion extending in a direction in which one surface of the light source device contacts the cover bottom, and a guide panel is fastened to the cover bottom while surrounding the extended portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,422

LUMINOUS MOUSE PAD AND LUMINOUS BASE BODY THEREOF

HADES-GAMING CORP., New ...

1. A luminous mouse pad, comprising:a base plate, having a fixing unit on a periphery thereof, and a sliding layer disposed on a top surface thereof;
a light source, disposed in the fixing unit; and
a light-guiding pipe, fixed at the periphery of the base plate; the light-guiding pipe having at least one end adjacent to the light source and guiding light from the light source into the light-guiding pipe; the light-guiding pipe being exposed outside the periphery of the base plate, thereby the light from the light source irradiates from a surface of the light-guiding pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,365,421

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT PIPE ENCLOSED WITHIN A BULB AND HAVING COLORED LINES

BUSTER AND PUNCH LIMITED,...

1. A light bulb, comprising:a light source;
a bulb; and
a light pipe mounted to the light source and enclosed within the bulb, the light pipe having a lengthwise axis;
wherein the light pipe is a transparent bar or tube having coloured lines extending along and within it,
wherein the coloured lines are at least partially embedded in the light pipe, and
wherein each of said coloured lines extends longitudinally substantially parallel to the lengthwise axis of the light pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,365,404

DETERMINING TERRAIN MODEL ERROR

Caterpillar of Australia ...

16. A method of determining a mine worksite's terrain, the method comprising:sensing positional sensor data and time data related to the worksite's terrain from a plurality of worksite machines on or around the worksite, wherein each worksite machine is associated with a unique source identifier;
generating spatial data that defines measured positions of a surface of the worksite based on the positional sensor data and time data from a plurality of unique identifiers;
predicting current positions of the surface of the worksite based on the measured positions and the time data;
estimating an error corresponding to the predicted current positions, wherein the error is weighted based on a distance between the measured position and the predicted current position and based on an elapsed time between the predicted current position and the measured position;
generating a terrain model that maps the predicted current positions and the corresponding estimated errors; and
controlling at least one of the worksite machines autonomously based on the terrain model.

US Pat. No. 10,365,387

METHOD FOR SECONDARY EXPLORATION OF OLD OIL AREA IN FAULT SUBSIDENCE BASIN

DAGANG OIL FIELD OF CNPC,...

1. A method for overall exploration of a mature exploration area of oil-rich sags executed by a processor, comprising:building an area-wide seismic sequence framework for a study area based on uniform 3D seismic data of the study area;
determining spatial distribution characteristics of sedimentary reservoirs in the study area by sequence based on the area-wide seismic sequence framework;
grading source rocks in the study area by sequence based on the area-wide seismic sequence framework;
counting the spatial distribution characteristics of caprocks in the study area;
determining a transporting system for the study area based on a unified 3D seismic data of the study area;
classifying potential trap areas in the study area based on the spatial distribution characteristics of the sedimentary reservoirs and the spatial distribution characteristics of the caprocks; and deploying the overall exploration of the study area based on the classification of the potential trap areas, grading of the source rocks and the transporting system of the study area.

US Pat. No. 10,365,381

FLEXIBLE NUCLEAR LEVEL SENSING GAUGE

Vega Americas, Inc., Cin...

1. A nuclear level sensing gauge for measuring the level of product in a bin, the gauge comprising:a source of nuclear radiation positioned adjacent the product in the bin;
a housing;
a primary scintillator provided in the housing adjacent the product in the bin and opposite the source of nuclear radiation, nuclear radiation from the source passing through the bin and impinging upon the primary scintillator, causing the primary scintillator to generate scintillating light;
light sensing circuitry for detecting light; and
an optical fiber for conveying the scintillating light from the primary scintillator to the light sensing circuitry which internally reflects light conveyed from a first end of the fiber to a second end of the fiber, the scintillating light being transmitted from the primary scintillator into the optical fiber through an air coupling, the optical fiber emitting light in response to absorption of the scintillating light from the primary scintillator, the light sensing circuitry collecting the emitted light from the optical fiber to provide a representation of the level of radiation-absorbing product in the bin,
wherein the housing is comprised of a flexible material, and the housing, primary scintillator, and fibers are capable of flexing with the housing in three dimensions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,380

PHOTON COUNTING DEVICE AND METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A photon counting device for counting photon interactions in a piece of converter material, comprising:a plurality of energy discriminators and a pulse detector, each being arranged to receive a pulse generated by a photon interacting with the piece of converter material, and
a plurality of counters , each of the counters being coupled to one of the energy discriminators, for counting photon interactions with energy discrimination according to an energy level of the coupled energy discriminator,
wherein the pulse detector is arranged to provide a pulse logic signal upon receiving an input of a predetermined energy level, the predetermined energy level being lower than the energy levels of the energy discriminators,
wherein the photon counting device further comprises a prevention circuitry arranged to receive a neighboring logic signal indicating an input of the predetermined energy level in at least one neighboring piece of converter material,
wherein the prevention circuitry is arranged to selectively prevent a pulse from being counted by any one of the plurality of counters in case the pulse logic signal and the neighboring logic signal are present together in a coincidence window of predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 10,365,379

COLORIMETRIC RADIATION DOSIMETRY

International Business Ma...

1. A dosimetry device, comprising:a first chamber, including:
a first decomposable barrier sensitive to radiation; and
a first chemical component; and
a second chamber, including:
a second decomposable barrier sensitive to radiation; and
a second chemical component;
wherein, upon a radiation event, decomposition of the first and second barriers of the first and second chambers permits a mixing of the first and second chemical components to cause a visible change of the dosimetry device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,378

ACTIVE DOSIMETER SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME RADIATION DOSE MEASUREMENTS

THERMO EBERLINE LLC, Oak...

1. An active dosimeter system for detecting and communicating a radiation dose in real time, comprising:a peripheral detector configured to wear on an extremity or a head region of a user comprising:
a radiation sensor configured to detect ionizing radiation;
a processor configured to determine a level of the ionizing radiation; and
a wireless device configured to send a transmission comprising the detected level of the ionizing radiation;
wherein the determination of the level of ionizing radiation and the transmission occur in real-time; and
a whole body dosimeter worn by the user and configured to receive the transmission comprising the detected level of the ionizing radiation from the peripheral detector, wherein the whole body dosimeter combines the level of ionizing radiation detected by the peripheral detector with a level of ionizing radiation detected by the whole-body dosimeter in real-time and comprises an interface that informs the user of the combined level of the ionizing radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,376

PROTECTED POSITIONING, NAVIGATION, OR TIMING SIGNALS RESISTANT TO SPOOFING

iPosi, Inc., Denver, CO ...

1. A method for verifying authenticity of radio navigation signals, comprising:storing, at a secure receiver, information regarding a pseudo-random offset timing regime comprising a covert offset time, wherein the covert offset time corresponds to a delay between transmission of a first open radio navigation signal and transmission of a first closed radio navigation signal;
transmitting the first open radio navigation signal and the first closed radio navigation signal from a LORAN transmitter chain utilizing the covert offset time;
receiving, at the secure receiver, a first received open radio navigation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,375

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IONOSPHERE DEPLETION DETECTION

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method of detecting a plasma depletion in the ionosphere by a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, the method comprising:receiving, by an antenna system of the GPS receiver, at least one GPS signal along a line of sight that passes through at least a portion of the ionosphere, the at least one GPS signal including at least two signal components at different frequencies;
receiving, by the antenna system, broadcast ionosphere grid point (IGP) data;
extracting, by an initialization module of the GPS receiver, phase data from the at least one GPS signal to provide a phase input;
determining, by the initialization module, an IGP-predicted temporal slope of delay at an ionosphere pierce point (IPP) along the line of sight based at least in part on the IGP data;
determining, by the initialization module, a local temporal slope of delay at the IPP based at least in part on the phase data; and
determining, by a detector module of the GPS receiver, whether the portion of the ionosphere through which line of sight passes is undergoing a plasma depletion based at least in part on the IGP-predicted temporal slope of delay and the local temporal slope of delay.

US Pat. No. 10,365,374

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHODS USING ANGLE OF ARRIVAL MEASUREMENTS FOR ADS-B AUTHENTICATION AND NAVIGATION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method of measuring an Angle of Arrival (AOA), comprising:cycling a commutating solid state switch between each antenna element of a multi-element array antenna based on a synchronization signal that determines a speed at which the commutating solid state switch switches between each antenna element;
receiving at least one signal at the multi-element array antenna so that a time multiplexed RF signal is received at an output of the commutating solid state switch;
converting the time multiplexed RF signal at an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter based on the synchronization signal into a plurality of antenna element specific digital samples for each discrete signal, wherein the synchronization signal controls sampling times of the A/D converter;
de-multiplexing the plurality of antenna element specific digital samples into discrete digital data streams for each antenna element of the multi-element array antenna; and
determining a measured AOA of the at least one signal based on measuring a relative phase of a carrier signal identified in each discrete digital data stream of the respective antenna elements of the commutating multi-element array antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,365,373

VEHICLE-MOUNTABLE DISTANCE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRON...

1. A vehicle-mountable distance measurement device which is mountable in a vehicle and which measures a distance from an object existing in surroundings, the vehicle-mountable distance measurement device comprising:a light projection unit which projects measurement light in which a two-dimensional predetermined lattice pattern specific to the vehicle is repeated;
a light receiving unit comprising a plurality of light receiving elements which are arranged in a two-dimensional manner and which output light receiving signals in response to reception of light; and
a distance detection unit which calculates the distance from the object based on a time when the light projection unit projects light and a time when the light receiving unit receives light,
wherein the distance detection unit calculates the distance from the object based on the time when the light receiving unit receives the measurement light having the predetermined lattice pattern projected by the light projection unit, and
wherein the two-dimensional predetermined lattice pattern is formed by the light projection unit, which is one single light projection unit, as asymmetrical in a vehicle width direction of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,372

SURVEYING PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS AND MONITORING PHYSICAL EVENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for surveying indoor physical environments comprising:receiving surveying data from a proximity barrier survey device, said proximity barrier survey device being mounted to a package, said package being located within a physical environment;
identifying, based on said surveying data, an impact event wherein said package experiences a shock greater than a predetermined threshold;
generating a three-dimensional map based on said surveying data wherein said surveying data comprises dimensions for said physical environment, dimensions for objects within said physical environment and dimensions of placement of the objects placed within said physical environment; and
tracking movement of said package within said physical environment based on said map and said surveying data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,369

LASER SCANNER AND METHOD

1. A laser scanner comprisinga rotary head which is held rotatably on a housing which in turn is rotatable about an axis of rotation,
wherein measuring optics are arranged in the rotary head in order to direct a measuring beam emitted by a transmitter to a measuring object or a beam reflected by the latter to a receiver, by means for indirect or direct contactless capturing of thermographic data of the measuring object to be surveyed and by means for assigning said thermographic data to pixels of a 3D scan, and
wherein a viewing direction of the means for indirect or direct contactless capturing of thermographic data can be adjusted step by step in a direction vertically upward or a direction vertically downward to the base.

US Pat. No. 10,365,368

OBJECT DETECTING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An object detecting device comprising:a detector that detects presence or absence of an object based on whether a receiving unit that converts a mechanical vibration into an electric signal receives a reflected ultrasonic wave transmitted intermittently from a transmitting unit; and
a determination unit that determines that the transmitting unit is normal when the electric signal of the reflected ultrasonic wave is not detected in a plurality of determination sections each of which is set within a predetermined time from a starting time point of the transmission of the ultrasonic wave, the determination unit determining that the transmitting unit is abnormal when a correlation value of waveforms of a plurality of the electric signals detected in each of the plurality of determination sections is greater than or equal to a specified value, the determination unit determining that the transmitting unit is normal when the correlation value is less than the specified value,
wherein the determination unit compares an amplitude of the electric signal to a reference value in each of the plurality of determination sections, and determines that the correlation value is greater than or equal to the specified value when the amplitude is greater than or equal to the reference value over a whole of the plurality of determination sections.

US Pat. No. 10,365,367

4D DATA ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL PROCESS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

12. An apparatus, comprising:first and second storage cells arranged in a group of one of a column or a row; and
a controller coupled to the first and second storage cells and configured
to cause the first storage cell to store a first value at a first time in response to a first signal generated by a first transducer element in response to a third signal from a location,
to cause the second storage cell to store a second value at a second time in response to a second signal generated by a second transducer element in response to the third signal, and
to cause the first and second storage cells to provide the first and second values simultaneously to a single read line,
wherein the first time is different than the second time.

US Pat. No. 10,365,365

ENHANCED WEATHER RADAR MAPPING

Honeywell International I...

1. A device comprising:one or more memory devices; and
one or more processors operably coupled to the one or more memory devices and configured to:
generate a two-dimensional weather map based at least in part on three-dimensional volumetric weather data for a volume of airspace, wherein the two-dimensional weather map indicates levels of convection and levels of risk of other hazardous weather applicable to the volume of airspace, wherein the two-dimensional weather map represents weather conditions of vertical columns in the volume of airspace as a position on the two-dimensional weather map; and
output the two-dimensional weather map for transmission to a receiving system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,364

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING OBJECTS

Zendar Inc., Berkeley, C...

1. A system for determining a spatial disposition or a characteristic of a target external to a terrestrial vehicle, comprising:a radar antenna array comprising (i) a transmitting antenna and (ii) a receiving antenna;
a vehicle position sensor configured to obtain a spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle; and
a controller operatively coupled to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, wherein said controller is configured to:
(a) synchronize, with aid of one or more clocks that are common to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, (i) successive radar pulses transmitted by said transmitting antenna and a plurality of signals received by said receiving antenna, which plurality of signals corresponds to at least a subset of said successive radar pulses and is generated upon said at least said subset of said successive radar pulses interacting with said target, with (ii) said spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle obtained by said vehicle position sensor substantially in real time as said terrestrial vehicle is in motion, to generate a set of synchronized measurements; and
(b) use said set of synchronized measurements to determine (i) said spatial disposition of said target relative to said terrestrial vehicle or (ii) said characteristic of said target.

US Pat. No. 10,365,363

MOBILE LOCALIZATION USING SPARSE TIME-OF-FLIGHT RANGES AND DEAD RECKONING

Humatics Corporation, Wa...

1. A method for mobile localization of an object time-of-flight data and dead reckoning, the method comprising:creating a dead reckoning local frame of reference wherein the dead reckoning local frame of reference includes an estimation of localization of the object with respect to known locations of one or more Ultra Wide Band (UWB) transceivers;
determining when the estimation of localization of the object is within a predetermined range of one or more of the Ultra Wide Band transceivers;
initiating a conversation with one of the one or more of the UWB transceivers within the predetermined range;
receiving a signal from the one of the one or more UWB transceivers within the predetermined range, wherein the signal includes a time stamp associated with the conversation and paired with the dead reckoning local frame of reference;
collecting range data between the object and the one of the one or more UWB transceivers within the predetermined range; and
updating object position based on the collected range data.

US Pat. No. 10,365,362

LOCATION MEASUREMENT REPORTING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an initiator station (ISTA), the apparatus comprising memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a null data packet announce (NDPA) frame for transmission to a responder station (RSTA), the NDPA frame indicating a sounding sequence number;
encode a first null data packet (NDP) for transmission at a time T1 to the RSTA;
decode a second NDP, the second NDP received from the RSTA, wherein the second NDP is received at a time T4;
decode a first location measurement report (LMR), wherein for an RSTA-to-ISTA immediate mode the first LMR includes feedback based on a current sounding indicated by the sounding sequence number and for a RSTA-to-ISTA delayed mode the first LMR comprises feedback based on a previous sounding indicated by the sounding sequence number minus 1, wherein the feedback based on the current sounding comprises first channel state information (CSI) reporting or first time of arrival (TOA) and time of departure (TOD) reporting; and
in response to an ISTA-to-RSTA LMR feedback agreement between the RSTA and ISTA indicating the ISTA is to send a second LMR,
encode a second LMR, wherein for a ISTA-to-RSTA immediate mode the second LMR comprises feedback based on the current sounding and for a ISTA-to-RSTA delayed mode the second LMR comprises feedback based on the previous sounding, wherein the feedback based on the current sounding is a second CSI reporting or a second TOA and TOD reporting, wherein the second TOA and TOD reporting is based on the time T1 and the time T4, and
generate signaling to cause the ISTA to transmit the second LMR to the RSTA.

US Pat. No. 10,365,361

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING SPATIAL SEQUENCE OF MULTIPLE OBJECTS ON AN INTERACTIVE SURFACE

1. A system for deriving spatial sequence of multiple objects on an interactive surface, comprising:an interactive surface embedded with an RF module, an antenna, a host, an adjustable matching network, and a channel switch;
a plurality of objects placed within a finite three-dimensional space on the interactive surface, each object embedded with an RFID tag;
wherein, the host instructs the channel switch to change the parameters of the components of the adjustable matching network to generate a series of resonance frequencies,
and wherein, the host instructs the antenna to read RFID tags at the series of resonance frequencies, with an effective reading range of the antenna changing as the resonance frequency changes,
and wherein, the host receives information of multiple sets of RFID tags in multiple readings, and derives a spatial sequence of the objects placed on the interactive surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,360

RADAR APPARATUS

FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A radar apparatus for detecting around a ship, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
determine a variation in a signal level corresponding to detection data over a plurality of scans;
determine a level of unstableness of the detection data based on the variation in the signal level;
detect a set of unstable areas based on the level of unstableness;
measure a size of each of the set of unstable areas and determine that the unstable area corresponds to a small target object area when the size of the unstable area is below a given threshold; and
process a first portion of the detection data corresponding to the small target object area that is to be emphasized compared to other portions of the detection data when displayed to obtain a processing result, the other portions of the detection data corresponding to one or more other unstable areas of the set of unstable areas; and
a display unit configured to display the processing result of the processing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,365,359

AMBIGUOUS RADAR RANGE RESOLUTION USING RANGE LOOKUP TABLE

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method, executed by a radar system, for determining range to targets using an M-of-N range resolver, the method comprising:a) transmitting multiple coherent processing interval (CPI) signals with different pulse repetition frequencies (PRFs) towards the targets;
b) receiving and storing a plurality of threshold hits from prior N?1 CPIs, where N is an integer greater than 1;
c) receiving a plurality of current threshold hits from a current CPI;
d) converting the plurality of received threshold hits from the prior N?1 CPIs to range unfolded threshold hits;
e) converting the plurality of received current threshold hits from the current CPI to range unfolded threshold hits;
f) generating a lookup table of the plurality of range unfolded threshold hits that are within one range bin tolerance of each other from the prior N?1 CPIs, based on the CPI of each range unfolded threshold hit and a range of each range unfolded threshold hit of the prior N?1 CPIs, wherein each cell of the lookup table contains a list of the range unfolded threshold hits from each of the prior N?1 CPIs that are within one range bin tolerance of each other;
g) determining the number of the prior N?1 CPIs in which a range unfolded threshold hit from the current CPI has at least one range coincident range unfolded threshold hit from the prior CPI, utilizing the lookup table;
h) generating a range resolved threshold hit when the number of the prior N?1 CPIs in which a range unfolded threshold hit from the current CPI has the at least one range coincident range unfolded threshold hit from the prior CPI determined in step g is greater than or equal to M?1, where M is an integer greater than 1;
i) repeating steps g and h for each of the plurality of range unfolded threshold hits from the current GPI;
j) accumulating a plurality of range resolved threshold hits over one or more CPIs; and
k) determining the range to the targets, using the accumulated plurality of range resolved threshold hits over said one or more CPIs.

US Pat. No. 10,365,358

LOW LATENCY DECODING IN MULTI-INPUT MULTI-OUTPUT RADAR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of performing low-latency decoding in a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) radar system, the method comprising:transmitting a different linear frequency-modulated continuous wave (LFM-CW) transmit signal from each of N transmit elements of the MIMO radar system, each transmit signal associated with each of the N transmit elements including a respective code;
receiving symbols which are reflections associated with each of the transmit signals from each of the N transmit elements at each receive element of the MIMO radar system, wherein each symbol corresponds with each received reflection; and
processing each symbol on a symbol-by-symbol basis to obtain a respective decoded signal prior to receiving all the symbols corresponding with all the N transmit elements, wherein the processing includes using a Hadamard matrix with N columns in which each column is associated with the respective code transmitted by each of the N transmit elements.

US Pat. No. 10,365,357

LOCATION ESTIMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING ACCESS POINT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operation for a location estimation apparatus communicating with an access point (AP) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first received signal strength indicator (RSSI) signal measured at a first AP via a second AP, and generating a first RSSI vector corresponding to the first RSSI signal;
calculating a path loss exponent using a distance between the first AP and the second AP and the first RSSI vector, and generating a second RSSI vector for each of multiple sub-regions constituting an entire region based on the path loss exponent; and
generating a radio map for the entire region based on the first RSSI vector and the second RSSI vector.

US Pat. No. 10,365,356

SENSOR CHANNEL ISOLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

1. A system comprising:first and second sensor channels each comprising a sonar transmitter and a sonar receiver; and
a logic device configured to provide one or more control signals and receive one or more sensor signals from the first and second sensor channels, wherein the logic device is adapted to:
provide first and second transmission signals to one or more sonar transducer assemblies, wherein a first signal pattern of the first transmission signal is different from a second signal pattern of the second transmission signal;
receive corresponding first and second acoustic returns from the one or more sonar transducer assemblies; and
process the first and second acoustic returns using the first and second signal patterns to reduce inter-channel pickup between the first and second sensor channels.

US Pat. No. 10,365,355

METHOD FOR COLLECTIVE CALIBRATION OF MULTIPLE VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEM SENSORS

Hunter Engineering Compan...

1. A vehicle service system for servicing a vehicle having at least one onboard safety system sensor configured to track an external object relative to the vehicle, comprising:a set of sensors for acquiring measurements associated with a spatial position and an orientation of at least one component of a vehicle undergoing inspection service;
a processing system configured to receive said acquired measurements, said processing system further configured with software instructions to establish a vehicle-movement spatial frame of reference from said acquired measurements; and
wherein said processing system is further configured to convey a representation of said vehicle-movement spatial frame of reference to a vehicle sensor control system onboard the vehicle undergoing service, said vehicle sensor control system configured to utilize said representation to convert external object track data, received from at least one onboard vehicle safety system sensor, from a frame of reference of said at least one onboard vehicle safety system sensor associated with said received external object track data, into said vehicle-movement spatial frame of reference.

US Pat. No. 10,365,354

MULTI-TARGET LASER DISTANCE METER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A laser distance meter comprising:a laser light source configured to emit a temporally modulated laser light toward target objects;
a light detector configured to detect a reflected laser light reflected by the target objects, wherein the light detector is designed to directly synchronously sample the reflected laser light modulated with frequencies in the range of 10 MHz to 5 GHz; and
an electronic control and analyzing unit configured to control the laser light source and analyze signals of the light detector, wherein the electronic control and analyzing unit is configured to:
drive the laser light source in order to emit the temporally modulated laser light successively at a multiplicity of at least 20 discretely different modulation frequencies;
detect the reflected laser light reflected by target objects by directly synchronously sampling a reception signal over a measurement time duration and generating a detection signal for each of the modulation frequencies;
perform an inverse Fourier transformation of the detection signal in order to generate a propagation time spectrum;
evaluate the propagation time spectrum in order to ascertain at least one distance between the laser distance meter and at least one of the target objects; and
evaluate the propagation time spectrum with regard to phase values in order to carry out refined distance determination and to determine a zero crossing of the phase values.

US Pat. No. 10,365,353

PULSED LIGHT ILLUMINATOR FOR VARIOUS USES

Brightway Vision Ltd., T...

1. Pulsed light illuminator for generating at least one light pulse having a predefined rise time and fall time, comprising:a semiconductor light source, for generating and emitting said at least one light pulse;
an electronic driver, coupled with said semiconductor light source, for providing a drive current to said semiconductor light source; and
a synchronization controller, coupled with said electronic driver,
said electronic driver comprising:
an active switch, coupled with said semiconductor light source, for enabling and disabling said drive current through said semiconductor light source;
a switch driver, coupled with said active switch and said synchronization controller,
a high voltage power supply, for generating a high first polarity voltage;
a fast voltage provider, for rapidly providing said generated high first polarity voltage to said semiconductor light source;
a low voltage power supply, for generating a low voltage;
a first switch, coupled with said low voltage power supply and said semiconductor light source, for protecting said low voltage power supply from said high voltage power supply;
a second switch, coupled with said high voltage power supply and said semiconductor light source, for preventing current backflow towards said high voltage power supply; and
an energy discharger, coupled with said semiconductor light source,
wherein said synchronization controller is for synchronizing a timing of said active switch via a synchronization signal;
wherein said switch driver is for amplifying said synchronization signal;
wherein when said active switch is enabled, said high first polarity voltage is provided from said fast voltage provider to said semiconductor light source for generating a rise time of said at least one light pulse and said low voltage is provided to said semiconductor light source for maintaining a pulse width of said at least one light pulse;
wherein when said active switch is disabled, a fall time of said at least one light pulse is achieved for terminating said at least one light pulse, said semiconductor light source exhibiting a high second polarity voltage;
wherein said energy discharger enables said high second polarity voltage to discharge from said semiconductor light source, thereby accelerating said fall time;
wherein said pulsed light illuminator is mounted on a moving platform;
wherein said at least one light pulse is varied according to a parameter of said moving platform; and
wherein said parameter is at least one of:
a velocity of said moving platform;
an acceleration of said moving platform;
a location of said moving platform; or
an orientation of said moving platform.

US Pat. No. 10,365,352

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT WITH SCANNING FUNCTION

Trimble AB, Danderyd (SE...

1. A measurement instrument, comprising:an alidade, a base, and a center unit, wherein the center unit is mounted on the alidade for rotation about a first axis and on the base for rotation about a second axis,
a first controllable drive for rotating the center unit about the first axis,
a second controllable drive for rotating the alidade about the second axis,
a front lens assembly having an optical path along an instrument optical axis,
a distance measurement module operative to transmit optical radiation from an optical transmission point along a transmit path and receive optical radiation at an optical reception point along a receive path,
a deflection module located optically between the distance measurement module and the front lens assembly and operative to deflect at least one of the transmit path or the receive path across the instrument optical axis so as to provide a scanning function, wherein the optical transmission point, the optical reception point, and the deflection module are located in the center unit, and
a synchronizer to synchronize operation of the first controllable drive, the second controllable drive, the deflection module, and the distance measurement module so as to obtain a grid of distance measurements having a selected angular spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,365,351

VARIABLE BEAM SPACING, TIMING, AND POWER FOR VEHICLE SENSORS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:at least one substrate comprising a plurality of angled facets along a front edge, wherein the at least one substrate further comprises a die attach location corresponding to each angled facet, wherein the plurality of angled facets provides a corresponding plurality of elevation angles, wherein a set of angle differences between adjacent elevation angles comprises at least two different angle difference values; and
a plurality of light-emitter devices, wherein respective light-emitter devices are coupled to respective die attach locations according to a respective elevation angle of the respective angled facet, wherein the plurality of light-emitter devices is configured to emit light into an environment along the plurality of elevation angles toward respective target locations.

US Pat. No. 10,365,350

NEURAL NETWORK-BASED RADAR SYSTEM HAVING INDEPENDENT MULTIBEAM ANTENNA

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A radar system comprising:an independent multibeam antenna which outputs at least one reception signal in response to at least one arriving wave; and
a signal processing circuit in which a learned neural network has been established; wherein
the signal processing circuit includes:
a neural network circuit in which the learned neural network is implemented, and
an arriving wave estimation circuit to estimate an angle or angles indicating a direction or directions of arrival of the at least one arriving wave and output a signal indicating a result of estimation; and
the signal processing circuit:
receives the at least one reception signal from the independent multibeam antenna;
inputs the at least one reception signal or a secondary signal generated from the at least one reception signal, to the learned neural network;
performs, in the neural network circuit, computation by using the at least one reception signal or secondary signal and data of the learned neural network; and
outputs a signal indicating a number of the at least one arriving wave from the neural network, and
receives, in the arriving wave estimation circuit, the at least one reception signal or secondary signal, and the signal indicating a number of the at least one arriving wave from the neural network circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,349

RADAR DEVICE

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A radar device comprising:a radar transmitter which, in operation, generates Nt radar signals by modulating Nt transmission code sequences and transmits the generated Nt radar signals via Nt transmission antennas that are different from each other, Nt being three or greater; and
a radar receiver which, in operation, receives reflection wave signals that are the radar signals reflected by a target via Nr reception antennas and performs Doppler frequency analysis, Nr being greater than 1, wherein:
the radar transmitter stores a predetermined pulse sequence and Nt orthogonal code sequences, wherein the Nt orthogonal code sequences are different from each other,
each of the Nt orthogonal code sequences has an even number of elements, elements of a second half of an Nt orthogonal code sequence are identical to elements of a first half of an Nt orthogonal code sequence but are arranged in an order reverse to the elements of the first half of the Nt orthogonal code sequence, and
the radar transmitter generates each of the Nt transmission code sequences by multiplying each element of each Nt orthogonal code sequence by all of elements of the predetermined pulse sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,365,348

ENCAPSULATED ELECTRONIC WARFARE ARCHITECTURE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of employing electronic warfare (EW) data in an encapsulated architecture of an EW system in a vehicle, the method comprising:detecting, by a detector of the EW system in the vehicle, an active emitter targeting the vehicle by at least in part detecting illumination received from the emitter at the vehicle;
deciding whether or not the emitter is a known or unknown emitter;
in response to deciding that the active emitter is an unknown emitter, obtaining an observable history of the emitter while the emitter is targeting the vehicle;
inferring in a processor of the EW system in the vehicle properties of the emitter from the observable history;
aggregating information of the emitter, including the properties and the observable history of the emitter and response and effectiveness of countermeasures to the emitter, and storing the aggregated information in an adaptive radar model (ARM) as Pulse Descriptor Words (PDWs) in a memory of the EW system, each ARM associated with aggregated information of a different emitter and able to adjust information regarding countermeasures to an associated emitter based on new information obtained regarding the associated emitter, the ARMs running in parallel to permit multiple countermeasures to be undertaken simultaneously; and
taking appropriate countermeasures based on at least some of the aggregated information, wherein the ARM causes the EW system to interact with a navigation system of the vehicle when the appropriate countermeasures comprise automatically rerouting the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,346

LOW PROFILE MULTI-AXIS STAR SENSING

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A star tracker comprising:an out-of-field rejection filter comprising:
a converter to convert randomly polarized light to p-polarized light; and
an angular selectivity layer to select in-field p-polarized light and reject out-of-field p-polarized light;
telescopic optics; and
a focal plane array to resolve the selected light.

US Pat. No. 10,365,344

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS C...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus comprising:MRI system components including a static field magnet and a gradient magnetic field coil, a radio frequency (RF) coil, RF transmitter and receiver circuits and at least one programmed computer connected to control said MRI system components so as to
perform a prescan acquiring signals from said RF coil which provide a sensitivity distribution of said RF coil;
perform a main scan acquiring signals from said RF coil which provides a magnetic resonance image;
correct the sensitivity distribution in accordance with a distortion contained in the magnetic resonance image and that results from performing the main scan; and
generate an output magnetic resonance image, using the corrected sensitivity distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,365,343

MULTI-ECHO LENGTH AND OFFSET VARIED SATURATION (ME-LOVARS) METHOD FOR CHEMICAL EXCHANGE SATURATION TRANSFER (CEST) MR IMAGING

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method for magnetic resonance imaging of a subject comprising:generating a magnetization using an magnetic resonance imaging machine;
applying “N” number of iterative modules to achieve multiple readouts;
wherein the “N” number of iterative modules each comprise a saturation preparation component, a readout component, and a flip back component;
processing the multiple readouts into an image of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,365,341

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method comprising:defining image regions on an object arranged on a table that is movable, each of the image regions defined to be positioned so that a break is formed between adjacent image regions;
setting imaging conditions for the defined image regions; and
acquiring MR images for the defined image regions according to the imaging conditions,
wherein the setting the imaging conditions comprises displaying information about the defined image regions and setting the imaging conditions for the defined image regions based on the displayed information,
wherein the acquiring the MR images for the image regions comprises:
applying a radio frequency (RF) pulse to the defined image regions while controlling the table to move at a pre-defined speed for each of the defined image regions, respectively, and
controlling the table to move at a higher speed than each pre-defined speed while skipping an application of the RF pulse, for regions including the break.

US Pat. No. 10,365,340

MONITORING DYNAMICS OF PATIENT BRAIN STATE DURING NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A computer-implemented method of monitoring dynamics of patient brain state during neurosurgical procedures, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of brain response images acquired using a functional MRI (fMRI) scan of a patient over a plurality of time points;
selecting a plurality of image features from the brain response images;
using one or more recurrent neural network (RNN) models to directly estimate one or more brain state measurements at each time point based on the image features; and
presenting the one or more brain state measurements on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,365,338

SUPERCONDUCTING COIL SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS INCLUDING SUPERCONDUCTING COIL SUPPORT DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least a first electrically superconductive coil having at least first and second coil sections which are axially separated and axially spaced apart from each other; and
a support structure disposed to support the first and second coil sections, wherein the support structure is configured to maintain relative axial positions of the first and second coil sections to be fixed when the first electrically conductive coil is energized and de-energized, and to allow each of the first and second coil sections to expand radially when energized;
a first support element which has a first portion which is disposed at a first site on the first coil section, and a second portion which is disposed at a first site on the second coil section, wherein the first support element axially, radially, and rotationally fixes the first site on the first coil section with respect to the first site on the second coil section;
a second support element which has a first portion which is disposed at a second site on the first coil section, and a second portion which is disposed at a second site on the second coil section, wherein the second support element axially and rotationally fixes the second site on the first coil section with respect to the second site on the second coil section, and allows radial movement of the first and second coil sections;
a third support element which has a first portion which is disposed at a third site on the first coil section, and a second portion which is disposed at a third site on the second coil section, wherein the third support element axially fixes the third site on the first coil section with respect to the third site on the second coil section, and allows radial and rotational movement at the third sites of the first and second coil sections; and
a fourth support element which has a first portion which has a first portion which is disposed at a fourth site on the first coil section, and a second portion which is disposed at a fourth site on the second coil section, wherein the fourth support element axially fixes the fourth site on the first coil section with respect to the fourth site on the second coil section, and allows radial and rotational movement at the fourth sites of the first and second coil sections.

US Pat. No. 10,365,337

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET COIL ARRANGEMENT

Siemens Healthcare Limite...

1. A superconducting magnet coil arrangement comprising:a plurality of superconducting coils;
at least one of said superconducting coils having a secondary coil comprised of insulated resistive wire mechanically attached to a surface of said at least one superconducting coil; and
said insulated resistive wire being insulated by a braid selected from the group consisting of a glass braid and a polymer braid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,336

CONTINUOUSLY DIGITALLY ADJUSTABLE PHASE ACTUATOR

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A phase actuator for a continuously adjustable phase displacement at a first frequency, the phase actuator comprising:a signal input;
a signal output;
a reference mass; a first inductance with a tapping point;
a first continuously variable capacitance; and
a transformation network,
wherein the signal input and the signal output are electrically connected by the first inductance,
wherein the first continuously adjustable capacitor is connected in parallel to the first inductance,
wherein the tapping point is connected via a transformation network to the reference mass, and
wherein an impedance value of the transformation network corresponds to a quarter wave transform of a capacitance value of the first continuously variable capacitance at the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,365,335

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS, RECEIVING COIL, COUCH, AND RELAY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS C...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:a couch on which a subject is placed;
a gantry that supports a static magnetic field magnet and a gradient coil;
a receiving coil that receives a magnetic resonance signal emitted from the subject;
a converter that converts a magnetic resonance signal output from the receiving coil into a digital signal, thereby generating magnetic resonance signal data; and
a collector that collects the magnetic resonance signal data, wherein
the couch or the gantry includes a coil port that connects the receiving coil and the collector to each other, and
the converter is provided in the coil port.

US Pat. No. 10,365,334

STORAGE BATTERY CONTROL DEVICE, POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A storage battery control device comprising:a voltage measurement unit which measures terminal voltage of a storage battery;
a current measurement unit which measures charge current and discharge current of the storage battery;
a capacity calculation unit which calculates a cumulative capacity of the storage battery by using the charge current measured by the current measurement unit;
a control unit which determines an operation of the storage battery, based on at least one of the terminal voltage, the charge current, the discharge current, and the cumulative capacity; and
a charging/discharging control unit which causes the storage battery to operate in accordance with an instruction from the control unit, wherein
the charging/discharging control unit causes the storage battery
to charge by a first charging method from a discharge end voltage to a first charge voltage,
to charge by a second charging method at the first charge voltage,
to charge by the first charging method from the first charge voltage to a second charge voltage, and
to charge by the second charging method at the second charge voltage, wherein
the control unit calculates a full charge capacity of the storage battery by using the cumulative capacity measured by the capacity measurement unit,
the control unit calculates a differential capacity between a cumulative capacity obtained until the first charge voltage is reached, and a cumulative capacity obtained until the second charge voltage is reached, and
the control unit calculates the full charge capacity, based on the differential capacity and a variation of a charging rate from the first charge voltage to the second charge voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,365,333

TRANSFORMATION RELAY AND BATTERY VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING SAME

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

1. A battery voltage measurement system using a transformer relay, comprising:a transformer transforming voltage of a voltage measurement signal according to a wiring ratio of a first wiring and a second wiring;
a relay transferring voltage of a battery while an operation state is changed to an On state when the transformed voltage of the voltage measurement signal is input; and
a measurement unit measuring a battery voltage value by receiving the voltage of the battery from the relay,
wherein the relay is a metal oxide silicon field effect transistor (MOSFET) including a gate terminal, a source terminal, and a drain terminal,
wherein a secondary side of the transformer is connected to the gate terminal to input the transformed voltage of the voltage measurement signal,
wherein the battery is connected to the source terminal to input the voltage of the battery, and
wherein the measurement unit is connected to the drain terminal to output the voltage of the battery input in the source terminal to the measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,331

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF STATE OF HEALTH PARAMETER VALUES

1. A method for determining if a reliable state of health for a battery comprising a plurality of battery cells can be calculated, the method comprising the steps of:calculating a state of charge value for the battery by means of at least one of a received measured voltage value or a received measured electric current value;
comparing the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value with at least one predetermined parameter criterion for at least one of measured voltage or measured electrical current;
determining that the calculated state of charge value is accurate if the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value fulfils the at least one predetermined parameter criterion;
receiving a measured temperature value of the battery;
determining that the measured temperature value is accurate if a difference between the largest temperature of a battery cell and the lowest temperature of a battery cell is within a predetermined range;
determining that the measured voltage value is accurate if measured when the absolute value of the derivative function dy/dx is above a predetermined threshold limit, where:y=a measured voltage of the battery; andx=a calculated state of charge of the battery;determining that the parameters for calculating state of health are accurate if the calculated state of charge, the measured temperature and the measured voltage value are determined accurate; and
determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated if the parameters for calculating state of health are determined accurate;
calculating a reliable state of health for the battery after determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated; and
controlling operation of the battery for optimized capacity in response to the calculated reliable state of health for the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,365,330

BATTERY FUEL GAUGE CIRCUIT

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. Battery fuel gauge circuit for determining the state of charge of a rechargeable battery, the circuit comprising:a coulomb counter for providing values that are indicative of a charging current or discharge current provided to/by the battery;
a voltage sensor for providing voltage samples of a voltage provided by the battery;
a first pre-processing unit being adapted to provide a current change estimate based on the values provided by the coulomb counter, said current change estimate indicating an unforced drop of charging/discharge current being detected at point of time t0;
an event filter unit adapted to confirm whether the current change estimate exceeds a certain threshold;
an electromotive force unit adapted to determine an electromotive force value of the battery based on voltage and current information before and after a confirmed current change estimate indicating a drop of charging/discharge current at point of time t0;
a state of charge estimator unit being adapted to determine the state of charge of the battery based on the electromotive force value provided by the electromotive force unit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,329

MEASUREMENTS IN SWITCH DEVICES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device comprising:a switch including a control terminal, a first load terminal, and a second load terminal,
an amplifier,
a magnetoresistive sensor bridge comprising a plurality of magnetoresistive sensors and configured to measure a current flowing between the first load terminal and the second load terminal, wherein a first magnetoresistive sensor of the plurality of magnetoresistive sensors includes a plurality of selectable taps along the first magnetoresistive sensor, and wherein the plurality of selectable taps are switchable to couple to the amplifier, and
a current mirror based sensor to measure the current between the first load terminal and the second load terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,328

REGISTER ARRAY HAVING GROUPS OF LATCHES WITH SINGLE TEST LATCH TESTABLE IN SINGLE PASS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A register array comprising:a plurality of groups of latches, each of the groups of latches comprises:
a first latch;
a second latch; and
a test latch connected to the first latch and the second latch,
during functional operation the first latch and the second latch process data, in response to a same read/write clock signal, and
during test operation:
a skewed test clock signal of an original test clock signal is supplied at different timings first to the test latch, secondly to the first latch, and lastly to the second latch;
a single scan signal is input to the first latch; and
the first latch and the second latch are connected to the test latch to cause the single scan signal to cascade from the first latch through the test latch to the second latch, and be output by the second latch, to use a single test clock signal and the single scan signal to test both the first latch and the second latch within a single cycle of the original test clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,327

DETERMINATION AND CORRECTION OF PHYSICAL CIRCUIT EVENT RELATED ERRORS OF A HARDWARE DESIGN

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores computer executable components; and
a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory, wherein the computer executable components comprise:
a simulation component that injects a fault into a latch and a combination of logic of an emulated hardware design, wherein the fault is a biased fault injection that mimics an error caused by a physical circuit event error vulnerability; and
an observation component that determines one or more paths of the emulated hardware design that are vulnerable to physical circuit event related errors based on the biased fault injection.

US Pat. No. 10,365,326

SCHEDULING OF SCENARIO MODELS FOR EXECUTION WITHIN DIFFERENT COMPUTER THREADS AND SCHEDULING OF MEMORY REGIONS FOR USE WITH THE SCENARIO MODELS

Breker Verification Syste...

11. A system for testing a system on chip (SoC), the system comprising:one or more processors configured to access a computer file having multiple application scenario models, wherein each application scenario model of the multiple application scenario models has a plurality of driver scenario models and a direction of execution of the plurality of driver scenario models, wherein said each application scenario model of the multiple application scenario models has a test input generated based on a desired output of said each application scenario model,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to apply the test inputs of the multiple application scenario models to different stages of software development of the SoC and different stages of hardware development of the SoC for testing the SoC; and
a memory device coupled to the one or more processors and configured to store the computer file.

US Pat. No. 10,365,325

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first channel;
a second channel;
wherein the first channel comprises:
a first internal circuit;
a first terminal;
a first data path between the first internal circuit and the first terminal to convey a first data signal from the first internal circuit to the first terminal; and
a second data path between the first internal circuit and the first terminal to convey a second data signal from the first terminal to the first internal circuit;
wherein the second channel comprises:
a second internal circuit;
a second terminal;
a third data path between second internal circuit and the second terminal convey a third data signal from the second internal circuit to the second terminal; and
a fourth data path between the second internal circuit and the second terminal to convey a fourth data signal from the second terminal to the second internal circuit; and
wherein the apparatus further comprises a first additional path between the first data path and the second internal circuit, the first additional path being configured, when activated, to convey a fifth data signal from the second internal circuit to the first terminal through the first additional path and the first data path.

US Pat. No. 10,365,324

ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND ANALYSIS METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An analysis system identifying a heat source position inside a measurement object, the analysis system comprising:an applying unit configured to apply an AC signal to the measurement object;
a light detector configured to detect light from the measurement object according to the AC signal and outputting a detection signal; and
an analyzer configured to identify the heat source position based on the detection signal,
wherein the applying unit is configured to apply the AC signal with an amplitude in an OFF period of a lock-in cycle that is smaller than in an ON period of the lock-in cycle according to a trigger signal with a predetermined lock-in cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,323

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAINTAINING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN A PROBE AND A DEVICE UNDER TEST DURING A TEMPERATURE CHANGE

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A method of maintaining alignment between a probe, which forms a portion of a probe head assembly, and a device under test (DUT), which is present on a surface of a substrate, during thermal modulation of the DUT, the method comprising:collecting an initial image of a planar offset fiducial;
determining an initial height reference of a height offset fiducial;
changing a temperature of the DUT from a first DUT temperature to a second DUT temperature;
subsequent to the collecting and during the changing, maintaining a planar alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) collecting a subsequent image of the planar offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial image and the subsequent image to determine a planar offset of the planar offset fiducial, wherein the planar offset is defined within a surface plane that is at least substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a planar location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the planar alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the planar offset; and
subsequent to the determining and during the changing, maintaining a height alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) determining a subsequent height reference of the height offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial height reference and the subsequent height reference to determine a height offset of the height offset fiducial, wherein the height offset is defined along a contacting axis that is at least substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a height location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the height alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the height offset.

US Pat. No. 10,365,322

WEAR-OUT MONITOR DEVICE

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL, H...

1. An integrated circuit device comprising a wear-out monitor device configured to record an indication of wear-out of a core circuit separated from the wear-out monitor device, the wear-out monitor device comprising a reservoir and a diffusion region, wherein the indication is associated with localized diffusion of a diffusant from the reservoir into the diffusion region in response to a wear-out stress that causes the wear-out of the core circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,321

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING DEFECTS IN A CHEMICAL SENSOR ARRAY

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an array of field effect transistors including:
a plurality of chemical sensors, each chemical sensor coupled to a corresponding reaction region for receiving at least one reactant, and
a plurality of reference sensors, each reference sensor including a reference transistor with a first terminal directly coupled to a first reference select switch to bias the reference transistor and directly coupled to a second reference select switch to couple the first terminal of the reference transistor to a column line;
an access circuit for accessing the chemical sensors and the reference sensors, wherein the access circuit includes a plurality of reference lines coupled to a gate terminal of each reference transistor in a corresponding set of reference sensors;
a controller to:
apply bias voltages to the reference lines to select a corresponding set of reference sensors;
acquire output signals from the selected reference sensors; and
identify one or more defects in the access circuit based on differences between the acquired output signals and expected output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,365,319

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DETERIORATION OF PHOTOCOUPLER

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A controller, comprising:an alternating-current voltage input circuit to which an alternating-current voltage is applied, the alternating-current voltage input circuit:
having a photocoupler receiving the alternating-current voltage, and
outputting an electric voltage pulse signal depending on performance of the photocoupler, the electric voltage pulse signal having a voltage pulse for each of positive and negative periods repeated in the alternating-current voltage; and
an apparatus which determines deterioration in the performance of the photocoupler, the apparatus having a processor configured to:
receive the electric voltage pulse signal outputted from the photocoupler, and detect a duty ration of the received electric voltage pulse signal;
determine whether or not the detected duty ratio is less than a duty ratio reference threshold, the duty ratio reference threshold having been previously set based on a predetermined percentage in relation to a duty ratio of a reference photocoupler; and
determine that the photocoupler has deteriorated in the performance thereof more than a usable level if it is determined that the detected duty ratio is less than the duty ratio reference threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,365,318

TESTING AND SETTING PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A method of providing a temperature value from a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) device, comprising the steps of:receiving a test mode command that activates a temperature value output mode of operation;
providing the temperature value to an output buffer circuit;
providing an enable signal to the output buffer circuit;
outputting the temperature value that indicates a temperature range, the temperature value is outputted from the output buffer circuit to at least one terminal that is electrically connected external to the DRAM device; and
selectively providing the temperature value to the output buffer circuit based on the test mode command wherein the DRAM device is configured to process more than one test mode command; and
wherein the temperature value includes at least 5 binary bits.

US Pat. No. 10,365,316

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THROUGH PARTIAL DISCHARGES ANALYSIS

PRYSMIAN S.p.A, Milan (I...

14. An apparatus for identifying and assessing over time partial discharges of electric power in an electric power transmission system comprising:electrical sensing equipment comprising at least one detecting module operatively associated with a component of the electric power transmission system to receive and detect electric pulses emitted therefrom;
electronic circuitry comprising:
an acquisition and evaluation module connected to said at least one detecting module adapted to repeat, for a preset period of time, a set of tests on different ones of detected electrical pulses to obtain results, each test in the set of tests being executed in succession according to a predefined time sequence and by applying at least one of an acquisition process and an evaluation process to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity,
wherein
a first test parameter and a second test parameter are applied against the different ones of the detected electrical pulses for each test to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity, the first test parameter and a second test parameter being selected from a group of: trigger level, electric pulse amplification gain level, minimum electric pulse amplitude threshold, minimum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, maximum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, test time length, and minimum number of partial discharge pulses threshold, and
the acquisition process and the evaluation process being the same for each test in the set of tests but for a value of the first test parameter, the value of the first test parameter being different for each test in the set of tests;
an alarm generation module connected to the acquisition and evaluation module to receive the results obtained by said set of tests repeated in said preset period of time, the alarm generation module being adapted to analyze the results to detect the presence of a variation in said results, and being adapted to generate an alarm in the presence of said variation,
wherein the set of tests executed by the acquisition and evaluation module is configured so as to provide a result indicative of presence or absence of possible partial discharge activity.

US Pat. No. 10,365,315

MAPPING OF METALLIC CONDUCTORS BY APPLYING RADAR IMAGING TECHNIQUES TO SPREAD SPECTRUM TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY RETURNS

Southern California Ediso...

1. A method for locating an anomaly in a distribution circuit comprising utility power lines and components and features to the utility power lines, the method comprising the steps of:(1) coupling a radio frequency energy source to the utility power lines;
(2) transmitting chirped radio frequency signals into the utility power lines from the radio frequency energy source;
(3) receiving and digitizing/analyzing signals reflected from the chirped signals caused by components and features of the distribution circuit;
(4) generating from the digitized signals of multiple sets of the chirped radio frequency signals a reference data set identifying at least the locations of at least some of the components and features of the distribution circuit;
(5) after generating the reference data set, transmitting sets of the chirped radio frequency signals into the utility power lines from the radio frequency energy source;
(6) receiving and digitizing signals reflected from the sets of chirped signals by impedance mismatches in the distribution circuit; and
(7) comparing the digitized signals reflected from the sets of chirped signals in step (6) with the reference data set to determine if there is at least one anomaly in the distribution circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,313

BROKEN CONDUCTOR DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A broken conductor detection method comprising:receiving, from at least one of a plurality of devices located at nodes of a distribution system respectively, a signal indicating that a measured voltage of a distribution feeder of the distribution system is less than a voltage threshold used for the distribution feeder system and includes a broken conductor;
determining, based on the received signal, that the distribution feeder in the distribution system includes a broken conductor;
searching, from all the nodes of the distribution system, for two neighboring nodes wherein the signal indicating that the distribution feeder includes the broken conductor is only received from one of the two neighboring nodes; and
determining that the broken conductor of the distribution feeder appears between the two neighboring nodes, wherein
the voltage threshold used for the distribution feeder is calculated based on a mean value of measured voltage values of other distribution feeders in the distribution system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,311

ON-BOARD SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING THE SEVERITY OF A LIGHTNING STRIKE

Airbus Operations SAS, T...

6. A slave device, configured to be comprised in an on-board system for evaluating the severity of a lightning strike undergone by an airplane, the system comprising at least one master device, the slave comprising:a processor, a memory, and a magnetic-field sensor placed on a porthole of the airplane, and the slave device being configured for:
continuously recording a magnetic field measured by the magnetic-field sensor,
determining whether lightning has struck the aircraft by detecting, depending on the measured magnetic field, a moment corresponding to a bolt of lightning,
selecting a portion of the continuous recording, depending on the detected moment, and
transmitting only the selected portion of the continuous recording to a master device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,310

IMPEDANCE ESTIMATION DEVICE AND ESTIMATION METHOD FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION LINE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. An impedance estimation device for a power distribution line provided in each of a plurality of consumers individually connected to respective lead-in wires that branch off from a plurality of junctions on power distribution wires connected to a transformer, the impedance estimation devices forming a single power distribution network for mutual communication, the impedance estimation device for the power distribution line comprising:a measurement unit configured to measure not only active power and reactive power of at least one of AC power supplied via the power distribution wire and the lead-in wire and consumed by the consumer and power generated by a generator connected to the consumer but also an effective value of at least one of current flowing into the consumer via the lead-in wire and current flowing into the consumer from the generator and an effective value of voltage, in synchronization with each other;
an information sharing unit configured to share the active power, the reactive power, the effective value of the current, and the effective value of the voltage measured by the measurement unit in each of the consumers among the plurality of consumers over mutual communication using the single power distribution network; and
a computation unit configured to set up and solve a plurality of nonlinear simultaneous equations having the following corresponding to a plurality of different points of time as solutions: terminal impedance that is impedance of the power distribution wire from the junction on the lead-in wire to the consumer among the plurality of consumers that is adjacent to a terminal consumer in a position farthest from the transformer and is a second consumer counted from the terminal consumer, to the terminal consumer; lead-in wire impedance of the lead-in wire connected to each of the consumers; and inter-junction impedance between respective adjacent junctions, based on the active power, the reactive power, the effective value of the current, and the effective value of the voltage respectively measured by the measurement unit at the different points of time to derive estimated values of the terminal impedance, the lead-in wire impedance, and the inter-junction impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,365,308

WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE BROADBAND CURRENT MODE LINEAR DETECTOR CIRCUITS FOR HIGH POWER RADIO FREQUENCY POWER AMPLIFIER

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power detector with a detection signal input connectable to a source of a radio frequency signal, and a detected power level output, the power detector comprising:a differential amplifier detector circuit with an input connected to the detection signal input, and an output corresponding to the detected power level output;
a feedback network connected to the input and the output of the differential amplifier detector circuit; and
a mirror circuit connected to the differential amplifier detector circuit, a root mean square current corresponding to a power level of the radio frequency signal from the source being mirrored and integrated, with a direct current voltage level being generated therefrom and output to the detected power level output, the direct current voltage being within a first predetermined voltage range between a low end and a high end and corresponding to the power level of the radio frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,307

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING OPENING OF CURRENT INTERRUPT DEVICE OF BATTERY UNIT

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

1. An apparatus for sensing opening of a current interrupt device of a battery unit, comprising:a setting unit setting a predetermined voltage section when discharge of one or more battery units starts;
a measuring unit measuring a voltage section pass time which is the time when the one or more battery units pass through the predetermined voltage section for each battery unit;
a detecting unit detecting a battery unit in which the current interrupt device (CID) is opened among the one or more battery units based on the voltage section pass time for each battery unit and detecting the number of battery cells in which the CID is opened among one or more battery cells included in the battery unit in which the CID is opened; and
a correcting unit calculating a difference between the voltage of the reference battery unit when the predetermined time elapses and the voltage of each of the one or more battery units and adding the voltage difference value to the voltage value of each of the one or more battery units.

US Pat. No. 10,365,306

DETECTION CIRCUIT

LAPIS Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A detection circuit provided in a gamma buffer circuit configured to include at least one transistor that receives application of a first voltage and to generate gradation voltages on the basis of a plurality of gamma voltages, the detection circuit comprising:a first comparison circuit for comparing a largest gamma voltage having a largest voltage value among the plurality of gamma voltages with a substrate potential of the transistor and outputting a first comparison result signal which is indicative of a result of the comparison,
a second comparison circuit, including an inverter which is operable under a second voltage as a source voltage, for comparing a threshold voltage of the inverter with the substrate potential and outputting a second comparison result signal which is indicative of a result of the comparison; and
a detection result output circuit for outputting a detection result showing if voltage decrease or power discontinuity of the first voltage is occurring on the basis of the first comparison result signal and the second comparison result signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,305

ROGOWSKI COIL TYPE SENSOR FOR MEASURING CURRENT, MEASURING DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER INCLUDING SUCH A SENSOR, AND METHOD FOR WINDING SUCH A SENSOR

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A current measurement sensor, comprising:a carrier made of non-magnetic material; and
at least one secondary winding wound on said carrier and being configured to supply an electrical signal representative of a current flowing in a conductor passing through an inside of a coil, the at least one secondary winding comprising:
at least two layers,
electrical terminations being situated on a same first end of the at least one secondary winding,
at least one internal layer of the at least two lavers having a high turn density close to the carrier and being wound in a first winding direction from the same first end toward a second opposite end of the at least one secondary winding, and
at least one external layer of the at least two layers having a low turn density comprising at least three portions and being wound in a second winding direction from the second opposite end of the at least one secondary winding toward the same first end, the at least one external layer comprising:
a first compensation portion having a high turn density and having a small length, being disposed close to the same first end,
a central portion having a low turn density and having a large length, and
a second compensation portion having a high turn density and having a small length, being disposed close to the second opposite end.

US Pat. No. 10,365,304

DISCRETE INPUT DETERMINING CIRCUIT AND METHOD

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A discrete input determining circuit, comprising:an input biasing network connected to a discrete input for providing a first input voltage;
a voltage divider network for dividing the first input voltage into a second input voltage and a third input voltage;
a first comparator, wherein a non-inverting input terminal of the first comparator receives the second input voltage; and
a second comparator, wherein an inverting input terminal of the second comparator receives the third input voltage;
wherein an inverting input terminal of the first comparator and a non-inverting input terminal of the second comparator receive a reference voltage, and an output terminal of the first comparator and an output terminal of the second comparator are configured to provide a logic output; and
wherein the input biasing network comprises a first power supply and a first resistive load connected between the discrete input and the first power supply, and a node between the discrete input and the first resistive load is connected to the voltage divider network.

US Pat. No. 10,365,303

SHUNT STRIP

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A shunt resistor strip comprising:a plurality of shunt resistors arranged in a grid, a first row of shunt resistors in the grid being spaced from a second row of shunt resistors in the grid by a shunt-gap; and
a plurality of tabs directly connecting the shunt resistors in the first row to the shunt resistors in the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,365,302

HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITOR MONITOR AND MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

Southern States, LLC, Ha...

1. A capacitor status monitor for a high voltage electric power capacitor canister having a first high voltage bushing carrying a first high voltage power line terminal, and a second high voltage bushing carrying a second high voltage power line terminal, comprising:a PC board configured to extend between the first power line terminal carried by the first high voltage bushing and the second high voltage terminal carried by the second high voltage bushing;
the PC board carrying an impedance detector configured to electrically connect to the first and second power line terminals when the PC board is received by the first and second power line terminals, the impedance detector comprising a voltage divider operative for detecting a voltage measurement representative of a voltage across the first and second power line terminals of the capacitor canister; and
electronics comprising a microprocessor operative for computing an impedance associated with the capacitor canister based on the voltage measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,365,299

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONTACT PROBES FOR A TESTING HEAD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND RELATED SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT

TECHNOPROBE S.P.A., Cern...

1. A manufacturing method of a semi-finished product comprising a plurality of contact probes for a testing head of electronic devices, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate made of a conductive material; and
defining the contact probes by removing material from the substrate, the defining including:
defining a plurality of frames in the substrate;
defining the contact probes inside the frames, respectively; and
defining a plurality of bridges respectively anchoring the respective contact probes to the respective frames of the substrate,
the step of defining the contact probes comprising a step of laser cutting, in correspondence with a contour of the contact probes, frames, and bridges.

US Pat. No. 10,365,298

OPTICAL KNIFE-EDGE DETECTOR WITH LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE

1. A system for monitoring change in the direction of incidence of a light beam having a predetermined effective diameter, comprising:a pair of optical reflecting surfaces disposed such that said light beam traverses between them, and aligned generally perpendicular to the direction in which said change in said direction of incidence of said light beam is to be monitored; and
a pair of juxtaposed photodetector elements disposed at one end of said pair of optical reflecting surfaces, the boundary between said juxtaposed pair being aligned such that the illumination spot of said beam passes from one photodetector element to the other as the direction of incidence of said light beam changes,
wherein said pair of optical reflecting surfaces are spaced and disposed such that change in the direction of incidence at which said light beam enters said pair of optical reflecting surfaces, results in said light beam switching between reaching said photodetector elements (a) without reflection from either optical reflecting surface, and (b) with reflection from at least one of said optical reflecting surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,365,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION OF A TACHOMETER SIGNAL AND REDUCTION OF JITTER

Green Power Monitoring Sy...

1. A method of generating a tachometer signal with reduced jitter comprising the steps of:receiving vibration data from a vibration sensor that monitors a rotating component;
applying a band pass filter to the vibration data;
using a fast Fourier transform to filter the vibration data;
producing a tachometer signal from the transformed, filtered vibration data;
applying a low band pass filter to the tachometer signal;
fast Fourier transforming the filtered tachometer signal; and
reconstructing a reconstructed tachometer signal with reduced jitter from the transformed, filtered tachometer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,296

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPENSATING FOR THE ABSENCE OF A SENSOR MEASUREMENT IN A HEADING REFERENCE SYSTEM

13. A method for compensating for a loss of a temperature sensor measurement in an attitude and heading reference system on a vehicle, the method comprising:detecting a temperature sensor measurement loss from at least one temperature sensor mounted on the vehicle, wherein the temperature measurement is otherwise used to calculate the vehicle's true airspeed;
detecting a turn by the vehicle;
in response to detecting the turn, calculating a first vehicle bank angle using at least one gyroscope mounted on the vehicle;
estimating a first static air temperature using the first vehicle bank angle and at least one pressure sensor mounted on the vehicle;
estimating a second static air temperature independently of the first vehicle bank angle;
computing an adjusted static air temperature using the first and second static air temperatures; and
compensating for a gyro-bias drift rate, wherein compensating for the gyro-drift rate includes augmenting a sensor measurement model using the adjusted static air temperature in an absence of a measurement from the at least one temperature sensor mounted on the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,295

INTEGRATED FIBER BRAGG GRATING ACCELEROMETER IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. In a teleoperated system including a master control and a slave instrument, the master control being teleoperatively coupled to the slave instrument to move the slave instrument, a method comprising:sensing high frequency content of an interaction between the slave instrument and a surgical working environment using an accelerometer on a distal portion of the slave instrument, the accelerometer comprising a cantilever beam and an optic fiber, the cantilever beam being formed in a wall of a distal portion of a tube body of the slave instrument, the cantilever beam being a portion of the wall positioned in a through-opening in the tube body, the optic fiber being affixed to the cantilever beam, and the optic fiber comprising a first Fiber Bragg Grating;
sensing low frequency force content of an interaction between the slave instrument and the surgical working environment using a force transducer on the distal portion of the slave instrument;
outputting information to a user of the master control based on sensed high frequency content; and
outputting force feedback to the user based on sensed low frequency force content.

US Pat. No. 10,365,294

SENSOR FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE TURBULENT FLOW

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of measuring turbulence in a high temperature fluid flow, comprising:applying different levels of cooling at different times to a region of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow; and/or
applying different levels of cooling at the same time to different regions of a substrate in the high temperature fluid flow and/or to regions on different substrates in the high temperature fluid flow,
wherein a plurality of temperature sensors simultaneously measure fluctuations in a corresponding plurality of regions of the substrate or substrates to which different levels of cooling are being applied,
wherein the different levels of cooling are applied by providing different thermal resistances between a coolant being driven through the substrate or substrates and different ones of the plurality of temperature sensors,
wherein the method further comprises:
measuring fluctuations in the temperature of the region or regions of the substrate or substrates at each of the different levels of cooling; and
using the measured fluctuations to determine an amount of turbulence in the high temperature fluid flow and/or the size of temperature fluctuations in the high temperature fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,365,293

MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING CO...

1. Apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a column or a stock of columns or a column or columns within that stock, the apparatus comprising:a microcontroller located on the or each column and including an integrated micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device programmed to measure and record accelerations, angular velocities, and magnetic field strengths in X, Y, and Z axes;
means for connecting said microcontroller to a source of power; and
means operable to transmit said measured data to a central data hub and from there to a remote server for analysis using bespoke software.

US Pat. No. 10,365,292

SPEED SENSING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A speed sensor system for measuring rotational speed, the speed sensor system comprising:a magnetic sensor; and
a cylindrical drum rotatable around the magnetic sensor; wherein
the cylindrical drum includes a plurality of axially extending members disposed circumferentially around a first edge of the cylindrical drum;
the magnetic sensor is configured to generate an electrical output that indicates each passage of each of the axially extending members around the magnetic sensor as the cylindrical drum rotates around the magnetic sensor; and
the axially extending members are adapted to deflect radially outwards away from the magnetic sensor in response to an increased rotational speed of the cylindrical drum wherein the deflection of the axially extending members operates to regulate voltage outputs of the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,291

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A LIQUID VOLUME IN AN ANALYZER

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A method for transferring a liquid volume in an analyzer, the analyzer comprising a pipetting device mounted on a first shiftable transfer arm and having a pipetting needle and a gripper mounted on a second shiftable transfer arm and configured for a reaction vessel, the method comprising:(a) grabbing a reaction vessel using the gripper;
(b) removing a defined liquid volume from a liquid container using the pipetting device;
(c) shifting the pipetting device to a position above the reaction vessel;
(d) lowering the pipetting needle in a vertical direction into the reaction vessel held by the gripper, to a position in which the pipetting needle does not touch an inner wall of the reaction vessel;
(e) shifting the pipetting device in a horizontal direction such that a tip of the pipetting needle touches the inner wall of the reaction vessel;
(f) dispensing the defined liquid volume into the reaction vessel;
(g) retracting the pipetting device in a horizontal direction to a position in which the pipetting needle does not touch the inner wall of the reaction vessel; and
(h) raising the pipetting needle in a vertical direction out of the reaction vessel held by the gripper,
wherein the reaction vessel is held in an inclined position by the gripper at least during execution of (e) to (g), and so a longitudinal axis of the reaction vessel is tilted relative to a longitudinal axis of the pipetting needle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,287

METHOD FOR DETERMINING BIOPOLYMER USING NANOPORE, AND SYSTEM AND KIT THEREFOR

HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A system for determining an alignment of monomers constituting a biopolymer, wherein the system comprises:a first solution vessel and a second solution vessel partitioned by a membrane;
a pair of electrodes configured to move the biopolymer between the first solution vessel and the second solution vessel through the nanopore, wherein the pair of electrodes in the first solution vessel and the second solution vessel is connected to a voltage source configured to bring about a voltage gradient by the electrodes between the first solution vessel and the second solution vessel;
a first introduction port configured to introduce the biopolymer, which has a first stopper molecule bound to one end of the biopolymer that is an object of measurement, into the first solution vessel, wherein the first stopper molecule is larger than a diameter of the nanopore;
a second introduction port configured to introduce a second stopper molecule, which is bound to the other end of the biopolymer having passed through the nanopore, into the second solution vessel, wherein the second stopper molecule is larger than a diameter of the nanopore;
an ammeter operatively connected to the pair of electrodes, wherein the ammeter detects a signal generated along with the movement of the biopolymer made by the pair of electrodes; and
a data processor programmed to:
apply a voltage gradient between the pair of electrodes to cause the biopolymer to migrate from the second solution vessel to the first solution vessel for a first interval of time;
automatically switch polarity of the pair of electrodes when the ammeter measures a decrease in current passing though the nanopore that is caused by approach of the first or second stopper molecule to the nanopore;
apply a voltage gradient between the pair of electrodes to cause the biopolymer to migrate from the first solution vessel to the second solution vessel for a second interval of time;
measure a temporal change in the signal detected by the ammeter;
calculate the signal as data dependent on species of monomers constituting the biopolymer; and
determine the alignment of the monomers constituting the biopolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,286

CHROMOPHORIC STRUCTURES FOR LANTHANIDE CHELATES

Radiometer Turku Oy, Tur...

1. A luminescent lanthanide chelate comprising one or more chromophoric moieties of the formula (I):
wherein:
X is selected from the group consisting of —S—, —O—, —NR1—, —CR1R2—, >C?O, and >C?N—O—R1;
R1 and R2 each independently are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1- 6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6N+(CH3)2R5, —(CH1-6OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OCH3, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, and —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-12-alkyl, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6N+(CH3)2(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, a hydrophilic group, a reactive group Z, an oligopeptide, a polypeptide and a nucleotide;
R3 and —CH2—R4 each independently are selected from the group consisting of —CH2—N(CH2COOH)2, —CH2—N(CH2COO?)2, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1-6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6OH, —(CH2)1- 6OR5, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OCH3,—(CH2)1-6SH, —(CH2)1-6SR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —(CH2)1-3O(CH2)1-3-Chr, and —(CH2)1-3S(CH2)1-3-Chr; or R3 and R4 each independently are selected from the group consisting of —COOH, —COO?, —PO3H2, —PO32?, —P(CH3)O2H, —P(CH3)O2?, —P(Ph)O2H, —P(Ph)O2?, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, and —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, and —(CH2)1-6PO32?, a hydrophilic group, a reactive group Z, an oligopeptide, a polypeptide and a nucleotide;
or R3 and —CH2—R4 are independently —(CH2)1-3N(R8)—(CH2)1-3—Chr, wherein R8 is selected from —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1-6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH 2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-10OH, —(CH2)1-10OR5, —(CH2)1-10NH2, —(CH 2)1-10NHR5, —(CH2)1-10NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-10SH, and —(CH2)1-10SR5wherein R5 is selected from —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, and a reactive group Z, and wherein Chr represents another chromophoric moiety;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen —Cl, —Br, —F, —I, —CH3, —(CH2)1-6OH, —(CH2)1-6OCH3—CF3, —CN, —NO2, —OH, —O(CH2)1-6OH, —O(CH2)1-6OCH2, —O(CH2)1-6COOH, —O(CH2)1-6COO?, —SCH3, —S(CH2)1-6OH, —S(CH2)1-6OCH2, —S(CH2)1-6COOH, —S(CH2)1-6COO?, —CONH2, —CONHCH3, —CON(CH3)2, —CONH(CH2)1-6OH, —CONHCH(CH2OH)2, —CONHC(CH2OH)3, —NHCOCH3, —NHCO(CH2)1-6OH, —NHCO(CH2)1-6COOH, —NHCO(CH2)1-6COO?, a reactive group Z, and a hydrophilic group; wherein the hydrophilic group is selected from the group consisting of monosaccharides, disaccharides, —(CH2)1-6CH2OH, —CH(CH2OH)2, —C(CH2OH)3—(CH2)1-3—O—(CH2CH2O)0-5—H, —(CH2)1-3—O—(CH2CH2O)0-5—C1-4-alkyl, —O—(CH2CH2O)1-6—H, and —O—(CH2CH2O)1-6—C1-4—alkyl,
wherein the reactive group Z is selected from the group consisting of azido(—N3), alkynyl (—C?CH), alkylene (—CH?CH2), amino (—NH2), aminooxy (—O—NH2), carboxyl(—COOH), aldehyde (—CHO), hydrazide (—CONHNH2), mercapto (—SH),maleimido, activated derivatives of maleimido, isocyanato (—NCO), isothiocyanato (—NCS), diazonium (—N+N), bromoacetamido, iodoacetamido, pyridyl-2-dithio, and 6- substituted 4-chloro-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino,
wherein a spacer is or is not included in a reactive group Z or a hydrophilic group and, when included, comprises one to five moieties, each moiety being independently selected from the group consisting of a phenylene, an alkylene containing 1-10 carbon atoms, an ethylenediyl (—C?C—), an ether (—O —), a thioether (—S—), a disulfide (—S—S—), an amide (—C(?O)—NH—, —NH—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NCH3— and —NCH3—C(?O)—), a thiourea (—NH—C(?S)—NH—), and a triazole; and
Ln3+ is a lanthanide ion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,285

REAGENTS FOR DIRECTED BIOMARKER SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION

Sirigen II Limited, Work...

1. A method of determining whether a target is present in a sample, the method comprising:contacting the sample with a conjugated polymer complex comprising a sensor for the target conjugated to a water soluble conjugated polymer having the structure of the formula:
wherein:Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl unit substituted with a non-ionic side group capable of imparting solubility in water;
MU is a polymer modifying unit or band gap modifying unit that is evenly or randomly distributed along the polymer main chain and is optionally substituted with one or more optionally substituted substituents selected from halogen, hydroxyl, C1-C12 alkyl, C2-C12 alkene, C2-C12 alkyne, C3-C12 cycloalkyl, C1-C12 haloalkyl, C1-C12 alkoxy, C2-C18 (hetero)aryloxy, C2-C18 (hetero)arylamino, a C2-C18 (hetero)aryl group and (CH2)x?(OCH2CH2)y?OCH3 where x? is independently an integer from 0-20 and y? is independently an integer from 0 to 50;
optional linkers L1 and L2 are each independently an aryl or a heteroaryl group evenly or randomly distributed along the polymer main chain and are substituted with one or more pendant chains terminated with: i) a functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated ester, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazine, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, thiol, and protected groups thereof for conjugation to a molecule or biomolecule; or ii) a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
G1 and G2 are each independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, alkyne, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, halogen substituted aryl, boronic acid substituted aryl, boronic ester substituted aryl, boronic ester, boronic acid, optionally substituted fluorene and aryl or heteroaryl substituted with one or more pendant chains terminated with: i) a functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated esters, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazine, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, thiol, and protected groups thereof for conjugation to a molecule or biomolecule; or ii) a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
wherein the polymer comprises at least 1 functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated ester, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazines, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, and thiol within G1, G2, L1 or L2, or a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
n is an integer from 1 to about 10,000; and
a, b, c and d define the mol % of each unit within the structure which each can be evenly or randomly repeated and where a is a mol % from 10 to 100%, b is a mol % from 0 to 90%, and each c and d are mol % from 0 to 25%.

US Pat. No. 10,365,284

KIT FOR DETECTING TARGET MATERIAL AND METHOD OF DETECTING TARGET MATERIAL USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A kit for detecting a target material, comprising:a hollow tube-shaped body;
a sample injection port;
a sample injection member;
a first support;
a first sample reaction unit; and
a second support,
wherein a front end of the body is provided with the sample injection port,
a portion of the front end of the body, other than the sample injection port, is closed,
a rear end of the body is formed with an opening into which the sample injection member is inserted,
the body includes the first support, the first sample reaction unit and the second support, which are inserted therein,
the first sample reaction unit is disposed between the first support and the second support,
the first support is disposed so that the first sample reaction unit is not exposed to the front end of the body and the sample injection port,
the second support is disposed so that the first sample reaction unit is not exposed to the opening of the body,
the first sample reaction unit is a polymer thin film including magnetic nanoparticles on which an antibody specifically binding to the target material is immobilized,
the polymer thin film is wound in a roll shape so as to form a hollow hole in a center thereof, and
a central axis of the hollow hole is positioned perpendicular to a direction of injection of a sample.

US Pat. No. 10,365,276

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF PARTICLES

ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A device for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of particles, comprising:(a) a detection chamber configured to receive a sample comprising multiple labelled particles
(b) an displacer configured to displace some of the multiple labelled particles from the detection chamber so that only a first subset of the multiple labelled particles remains,
(c) a detector configured to detect labelled particles of the first subset of labelled particles, and
(d) a processing unit configured to determine, based on the detected labelled particles, the number of labelled particles of the first subset of labelled particles
wherein the displacer is configured to (a) reintroduce at least some of the displaced multiple labelled particles to the detection chamber and, subsequently, (b) displace some of the multiple labelled particles from the detection chamber so that only a second subset of the multiple labelled particles remains and the processing unit is configured to operate the detector to detect labelled particles of the second subset and determine, based on the detected labelled particles, the number of labelled particles of the second subset of labelled particles,
wherein the processing unit is further configured to determine the number of labelled particles in the sample based on a mean value of the number of labelled particles of the subsets.

US Pat. No. 10,365,274

IMMUNOCHROMATOGRAPHIC KIT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An immunochromatographic kit detecting a test substance in a specimen liquid, comprising:an inspection strip that includes an insoluble carrier spreading the specimen liquid, a label-holding pad including a label substance modified with a first substance bondable to the test substance fixed on the insoluble carrier, a liquid-sending pad in contact with one end of the insoluble carrier and sending a first amplification liquid to the insoluble carrier, and an absorption pad in contact with another end of the insoluble carrier, and the inspection strip sequentially having an inspection region including a second substance bonded to the test substance, a confirmation region including a substance bondable to the first substance, and an amplification index region including a substance that reacts with the first amplification liquid, from a label-holding pad side between the label-holding pad and the absorption pad of the insoluble carrier;
a first pot disposed below the liquid-sending pad and enclosing the first amplification liquid;
a second pot disposed above the absorption pad and enclosing a second amplification liquid; and
a housing case containing the inspection strip, the first pot, and the second pot and having a pore for dropwise addition of the specimen liquid facing the label-holding pad,
wherein the first pot has one surface including a sheet member,
wherein the surface including the sheet member of the first pot is disposed against the liquid-sending pad,
wherein a movable member is disposed at a location facing the sheet member of the first pot through the liquid-sending pad and presses and displaces the liquid-sending pad in response to an external pressing force to break the sheet member of the first pot and press the liquid-sending pad into the first pot, and
wherein the immunochromatographic kit further comprises a movement prevention mechanism restricting movement of the movable member toward an original position side after pressing the liquid-sending pad into the first pot.

US Pat. No. 10,365,273

FLUORESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY SENSOR CHIP AND FLUORESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A fluorescence immunoassay sensor chip for use in fluorescence immunoassay for detecting and/or measuring markers contained in a sample solution, comprising:a dielectric member having a main surface with a first part and a second part;
a metal thin film formed on the first part of the main surface of the dielectric member and not present on the second part of the main surface;
a first sensor part formed in a predetermined position on the metal thin film on the first part of the main surface; and
a second sensor part formed in a predetermined position directly on the dielectric member on the second part of the main surface, wherein a ligand immobilized in the first sensor part and a ligand immobilized in the second sensor part capture different types of markers.

US Pat. No. 10,365,270

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR DISCHARGING CONTAMINANTS OUT OF A SEAL CHAMBER

ETTEM ENGINEERING S.A. LT...

1. An ejection device configured to close a proximal region of a seal chamber of a rotary machine driving a main flow of fluid holding contaminants, the ejection device comprising:a fluid pumping mechanism having a disk structure and at least one discharge passage, said disk structure including opposed substantially flat proximal and distal sides, and said at least one discharge passage extending through the opposed proximal and distal sides in an axial direction;
a circumferential rim protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and extending along a circumferential direction of the disk structure;
a shaft opening provided in the disk structure; and
only a single obstacle protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and adapted to be disposed in the proximal region of the seal chamber of the rotary machine, the obstacle extending along a radial direction of the disk structure from the circumferential rim to the shaft opening, and the obstacle being configured to create at least one zone of fluid at stagnation pressure,
wherein the at least one discharge passage is disposed in at least a portion of the at least one zone to couple the proximal region and the main flow in fluid communication,
wherein the obstacle has at least one of a clockwise blocking face and a counterclockwise blocking face operative with a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction of rotation of the main flow, respectively, and the obstacle is disposed downstream of the discharge passage which is disposed upstream of the at least one of the clockwise blocking face and the counterclockwise blocking face,
whereby the stagnation pressure pumps contaminants concentrated in the proximal region out of the seal chamber and into the main flow via the at least one discharge passage according to the direction of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,267

METHODS AND ASSAYS RELATING TO SEPIAPTERIN REDUCTASE INHIBITION

1. A method of treating pain or inflammation in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:administering a dose of a sepiapterin reductase inhibitor (SPRi);
measuring, by mass spectroscopy, fluorescent detection, or ELISA, the level of sepiapterin in a sample obtained from the subject;
administering an additional dose of the SPRi if the level of sepiapterin is undetectable; and
administering a decreased dose of the SPRi if the level of sepiapterin is detectable.

US Pat. No. 10,365,266

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

Menarini Silicon Biosyste...

1. A kit for further depletion of white blood cells (WBCs) during enrichment of rare cells comprising: (a) a marker that selectively binds to a rare cell and a white blood cell, wherein the marker is conjugated to a magnetic particle; (b) a leukocyte marker that is conjugated to a hapten; and (c) a solid surface comprising an antibody to the hapten.

US Pat. No. 10,365,265

METHOD FOR TESTING A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE IN DOPING AND/OR DRUG TESTS

1. A method for assignment of a urine sample to a particular individual, comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining a urine sample from a human involved in a drug substitution program, a drug withdrawal program, or work place testing, wherein the urine sample is obtained non-invasively;
(b) acquiring extracellular endogenous metabolic products from the urine sample;
(c) detecting the extracellular endogenous metabolic products from the extract, wherein the metabolic products are detected by gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, electrophoresis, thin-layer chromatography, immunological methods, enzymatic methods, NMR spectroscopy, or a combination of two or more thereof;
(d) determining a first pattern on the basis of the presence or the mass ratio of the extracellular endogenous metabolic products;
(e) comparing the first pattern with a second pattern from a retention sample;
(f) assigning the urine sample to the particular individual on the basis of a result of the comparison of the first pattern with the second pattern from the retention sample obtained in step e), wherein only the retention sample is acquired under supervision; and
(g) performing a drug test on the urine sample.

US Pat. No. 10,365,264

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING CONTRACTILE ABILITY OF MYOCARDIAL TISSUE

NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,...

1. A measuring apparatus relating to a contractile ability of a spontaneously pulsating myocardial tissue, the measuring apparatus comprising:a measurement table;
wherein the measurement table comprises:
a tray for containing the myocardial tissue, wherein the tray comprising a bottom wall portion, and wherein the bottom wall portion comprises a hole portion;
a storage section having an opening and configured to hold liquid inside the storage section, the opening in fluidic connection with the hole portion;
an attaching portion on which the myocardial tissue is attached around the opening;
a cell culture solution injection path disposed below and in fluidic connection with the opening;
a pressurizing device in fluidic connection with the cell culture solution injection path and configured to pressurize the liquid supplied in the storage section through the cell culture solution injection path; and
a pressure sensor, wherein the pressure sensor is disposed inside the storage section in a position opposed to the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,365,263

PREDICTION OF CRUDE OIL BLEND COMPATIBILITY AND BLEND OPTIMIZATION FOR INCREASING HEAVY OIL PROCESSING

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A method for predicting compatibility of unknown crude oils and optimizing crude oil blend for increasing heavy oil processing in refineries, the method comprising:receiving values for a plurality of physical parameter ratios of unknown crude oil samples, wherein the physical parameter ratios are based on parameters selected from Kinematic Viscosity (V), Sulphur (S), Carbon Residue (C), and American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity;
predicting the compatibility for each unknown crude oil sample based on a compatibility prediction model by using the received values as an input to the compatibility prediction model, wherein the compatibility prediction model is to predict a compatibility parameter (K) for the unknown crude oil samples based on coefficients of regression obtained from correlating the physical parameter ratios for known crude oils with respective composite compatibility measures, the composite compatibility measures being a composite of results obtained from a plurality of compatibility that are based on compositions of the known crude oils, wherein the plurality of compatibility tests are selected from colloidal instability index (CII), colloidal stability index (CSI), Stability Index (SI), Stankiewicz plot (SP), qualitative-qualitative analysis (QQA), stability cross plot (SCP), Heithaus parameter (or parameter P), toluene equivalence (TE) test, Heptane dilution (HD) test, and oil compatibility model (OCM); and
determining an optimized blend for refinery processing, the optimized blend comprising at least one heavy oil from the unknown crude oils and one or more other crude oils, wherein the optimized blend is determined based on a multi-objective optimization model comprising a constraint on the compatibility parameter (K) of the optimized blend as an objective.

US Pat. No. 10,365,261

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING STRATIGRAPHIC LOCATION AND AREAL EXTENT OF TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON USING AN INTEGRATED STRATIGRAPHIC APPROACH

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method, comprising:performing a geochemical analysis method to create a geochemical dataset, the geochemical analysis method comprising at least one of: (a) performing a production analysis of organic matter in the past on a sample extracted from a rock formation; (b) determining an amount of sediment dilution in the rock formation; or (c) performing a redox analysis on the sample extracted from the rock formation;
performing a chronostratigraphic method to create a chronostratigraphic dataset, the chronostratigraphic method comprising at least one of: (1) performing a paleomagnetic (PMAG) procedure using a magnetic measuring device to measure changes in direction of magnetism in the rock formation; (2) performing a biostratigraphy procedure to determine time or age of deposition of sediment using flora or fauna dating, or both, if fauna or flora, or both, is found in the rock formation; (3) performing a bentonite analysis procedure; (4) performing a cyclostratigraphy procedure; or (5) performing a Rhenium-Osmium (Re—OS) chronology procedure if an amount of total organic carbon (TOC) or Pyrite determined using the geochemical analysis method is equal to or greater than approximately 1.5%;
measuring changes in preserved organic carbon ?13Corg or changes in dissolved inorganic carbon ?13Ccarb, or both, to recognize global changes in oceanic dissolved inorganic carbon;
performing a graphic correlation of the chronostratigaphic dataset;
determining a sequence stratigraphic model based on the graphic correlation; and
generating a palaeogeographic reconstruction through time by integrating the sequence stratigraphic model with the geochemical dataset to construct a predictive depositional model and determine a location and areal extent of total organic carbon of shale within the rock formation at present day.

US Pat. No. 10,365,260

IMAGE BASED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for indicating status of a plurality portable gas detectors, the method comprising:receiving sensed gas data, device information, and a geographic location from each of the plurality of portable gas detectors;
depicting on a display i) a map of a predetermined geographic area and ii) a plurality of gas detector icons on the map, wherein the plurality of gas detector icons correspond to a geographic location for each of the plurality of portable gas detectors which are within the predetermined geographic area;
identifying a number of gas detectors of the plurality of portable gas detectors which are within a predetermined portion of the area depicted on the display; and
based on the number of gas detectors exceeding a threshold value within the predetermined portion of the area, replacing, on the display, the icons of the number of gas detectors identified within the predetermined portion of the area with a group icon and an alarm status icon directly adjacent the group icon,
wherein the group icon indicates a numerical value for the number of gas detectors identified, and
wherein the alarm status icon indicates a numerical value for the number of gas detectors identified which are in alarm.

US Pat. No. 10,365,259

HYDROGEN SENSOR INCLUDING PAIR OF ELECTRODES AND METAL OXIDE LAYER AND METHOD OF DETECTING HYDROGEN WITH HYDROGEN SENSOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A hydrogen sensor comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode;
a metal oxide layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the metal oxide layer including a bulk area and a local area surrounded by the bulk area, a degree of oxygen deficiency of the local area being higher than that of the bulk area;
a first insulation film covering the first electrode, the second electrode, and the metal oxide layer, the first insulation film having an opening reaching the second electrode; and
a second insulation film being in contact with the second electrode in the opening,
wherein:
an upper surface of the local area and an upper surface of the bulk area are in direct contact with a bottom surface of the second electrode, and
a bottom of the local area does not directly contact an upper surface of the first electrode, wherein the bulk area is configured to generate the local area when voltage is applied to the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,365,258

METHODS FOR DETERMINING OXIDATION PERFORMANCE OF OXIDATION CATALYST DEVICES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for determining a hydrocarbon (HC) oxidation performance of an oxidation catalyst device (OC) having an inlet and an outlet, the method comprising:communicating exhaust gas to the OC inlet over a time frame, wherein the exhaust gas comprises NOx and HC species;
measuring a NOx content of an OC outlet gas using a NOx sensor over the time frame, wherein a temperature of the OC increases over the time frame; and
correlating an increased NOx measurement over the time frame to an increased OC HC oxidation performance,
wherein the NOx sensor is operated in a low temperature mode during the time frame characterized by an operating temperature at which a NO:NO2 equilibrium is kinetically driven.

US Pat. No. 10,365,257

BATTERY INCLUDING GAS DETECTOR FOR DETECTING GAS IN VOID BETWEEN SEAL AND POWER GENERATOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A battery comprising:a first power generator including a first electrode layer and a first counter electrode layer;
a first current collector that is in contact with the first electrode layer;
a second current collector that is in contact with the first counter electrode layer;
a first seal that seals a first gap and that is entirely between the first current collector and the second current collector;
a first void disposed between the first seal and the first power generator; and
a first gas detector that detects a first gas type,
wherein the first gas detector detects the first gas type in the first void.

US Pat. No. 10,365,256

HEATED TRANSFER LINE

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. A flexible gas chromatography transfer line for transferring a sample from a gas chromatography column into a spectrometer for analysis, having an entry end for connecting to the gas chromatography column and an exit end for connecting with a spectrometer, the transfer line comprising:a flexible transfer capillary for receiving therein an end portion of a gas chromatography column or a capillary connected to said end portion; and
a flexible resistive heating arrangement, surrounding the transfer capillary;
the resistive heating arrangement being connectable to a power supply for providing current to the resistive heating arrangement to heat the resistive heating arrangement and thereby heat the flexible transfer capillary;
wherein the resistive heating arrangement is divided into at least one central zone and at least one exit zone,
wherein the resistive heating arrangement is adapted to provide different heat emission per unit length in said at least one central zone than in said exit zone,
wherein the flexible gas chromatography transfer line is foldable, a displacement force in each direction (x, y, z) needed to move the transfer line exit end when the entry end is fixed being less than 10 N.

US Pat. No. 10,365,255

VIBRATION ANALYSIS DEVICE WHICH CALCULATES CYCLE OF VIBRATION OF TOOL WITH RESPECT TO WORKPIECE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A system comprising:a controller having a processor configured to control a machine tool to move along a drive axis; and
a vibration analysis device which calculates a vibration cycle at which a tool vibrates with respect to a workpiece during a period in which the workpiece is processed by the machine tool controlled by the controller, the vibration analysis device comprising:
a processor configured to:
acquire positional information of the drive axis in time series,
calculate a velocity in a tangential direction of a movement path of a processing point by using the positional information,
calculate a first movement distance of the processing point on the movement path by using the velocity in the tangential direction,
acquire a previously measured interval between streaks on the workpiece,
calculate a vibration cycle corresponding to the streaks on the basis of the interval between the streaks and the first movement distance of the processing point,
calculate a second movement distance of the processing point on the basis of at least two of the intervals between the streaks,
calculate a cross-correlation function of the first movement distance and the second movement distance, and
calculate the vibration cycle corresponding to the streaks on the basis of the cross-correlation function.

US Pat. No. 10,365,254

ASSESSMENT OF BLOOD COAGULATION USING AN ACOUSTIC RADIATION FORCE BASED OPTICAL COHERENCE ELASTOGRAPHY (ARF-OCE)

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of using an optical coherence elastography (OCE) under acoustic radiation force (ARF) excitation comprising:inducing a shear wave in a blood sample by use of an ultrasound beam from an ultrasonic transducer;
measuring an elastic property of the blood sample by use of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) beam; and
assessing the clot formation/dissolution kinetics and strength,
wherein the OCT beam is orientated orthogonally relative to the ultrasound beam to dynamically measure the shear wave in the blood sample during coagulation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,253

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OUTER JOINT MEMBER FOR CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT AND ULTRASONIC FLAW DETECTION METHOD FOR WELDED SECTION

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

5. An ultrasonic flaw detection-inspection method for a welded portion of an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal joint,the outer joint member comprising:
a cup section having track grooves formed in an inner periphery of the cup section, which are engageable with torque transmitting elements; and
a shaft section formed at a bottom portion of the cup section,
the outer joint member being constructed by forming the cup section and the shaft section as separate members, and by welding a cup member forming the cup section and a shaft member forming the shaft section to each other to form a workpiece,
the ultrasonic flaw detection-inspection method comprising inspecting the welded portion by a plurality of ultrasonic flaw detection methods with one shared probe wherein
the plurality of ultrasonic flaw detection methods comprise a circumferential angle beam flaw detection method and an axial angle beam flaw detection method,
the circumferential angle beam flaw detection method includes a plurality of steps each of which comprises positioning the one shared probe in an X-axis direction that is perpendicular to a predetermined diameter line in a cross section of the workpiece perpendicular to an axis of the workpiece, in a Y-axis direction that is parallel to the predetermined diameter line and in a Z-axis direction that is parallel to the axis of the workpiece while making an axis of an ultrasonic transmission pulse to be transmitted from the one shared probe perpendicular to the predetermined diameter line and offset in the Y-axis direction with respect to a longitudinal section of the workpiece including the axis of the workpiece, transmitting the ultrasonic transmission pulse from the one shared probe to the workpiece, and receiving a reflection echo from the workpiece,
wherein, in the plurality of steps of the circumferential angle beam flaw detection method, a position of the one shared probe in the Z-axis direction is different in each of the plurality of steps, and a position of the one shared probe in the X-axis direction and a position of the one shared probe in the Y-axis direction are the same in each of the plurality of steps, and
the axial angle beam flaw detection method includes a plurality of steps each of which comprises positioning the one shared probe in the X-axis direction, in the Y-axis direction and in the Z-axis direction while making the axis of the ultrasonic transmission pulse have an axial inclination angle with respect to the cross section of the workpiece, transmitting the ultrasonic transmission pulse from the one shared probe to the workpiece, and receiving a reflection echo from the workpiece,
wherein, in the plurality of steps of the axial angle beam flaw detection method, a position of the one shared probe in the Z-axis direction is different in each of the plurality of steps, and a position of the one shared probe in the X-axis direction and a position of the one shared probe in the Y-axis direction are the same in each of the plurality of steps.

US Pat. No. 10,365,252

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING A SAMPLE

1. A method for sensing a sample, the method comprising:directing a light beam onto the sample, the light beam being at least partially transmittable through sample to form the transmitted light beam;
receiving the transmitted light beam at an acoustic transducer, the acoustic transducer absorbing at least a portion of the transmitted light beam and in response generating an acoustic wave; and
generating an electrical signal at a piezoelectric element of the acoustic transducer, the electrical signal generated based on at least a portion of the acoustic wave.

US Pat. No. 10,365,251

APPARATUS WITH LASER CONTROLLING UNIT WHICH DECREASES A TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBSEQUENTLY PULSED LASERS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first laser output unit configured to output a first pulsed laser;
a second laser output unit configured to output a second pulsed laser
a laser controlling unit configured to control the first laser output unit and the second laser output unit;
a first detecting unit configured to detect an emission timing of the first pulsed laser and output a first detection signal; and
a second detecting unit configured to detect an emission timing of the second pulsed laser and output a second detection signal,
wherein the laser controlling unit controls at least one of an intensity of the first pulsed laser and an intensity of the second pulsed laser, based on a time difference between the first detection signal and the second detection signal, so as to decrease a time difference between a subsequent first pulsed laser and a subsequent second pulsed laser to be irradiated to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,365,250

DETECTION DEVICE, DETECTION SYSTEM, AND DETECTION METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A detection device that is used for a structure,the structure including:
a first member that supports, from below, a traveling surface on which a vehicle travels;
a second member provided on an opposite side of the traveling surface with respect to the first member; and
a welded portion that is provided along an end of the second member facing the first member, the welded portion fixing the first member and the second member in a continuous manner in a longitudinal direction of the second member,
the detection device comprising:
a first plurality of acoustic emission sensors that are disposed so as to be spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the welded portion extends and are configured to detect an elastic wave transmitted to the second member, each acoustic emission sensor being attached to the second member; and
an outputter that outputs information, obtained from outputs of the first plurality of the acoustic emission sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,249

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OUTER JOINT MEMBER OF CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT AND ULTRASONIC FLAW DETECTION-INSPECTION METHOD FOR A WELDED PORTION

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

5. An ultrasonic flaw detection-inspection method for a welded portion of an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal joint,the outer joint member comprising:
a cup section having track grooves formed in an inner periphery of the cup section, which are engageable with torque transmitting elements; and
a shaft section formed at a bottom portion of the cup section,
the outer joint member being constructed by forming the cup section and the shaft section as separate members, and by welding a cup member forming the cup section and a shaft member forming the shaft section to each other to form a workpiece,
the ultrasonic flaw detection-inspection method comprising:
forming an outer surface of the workpiece including the welded portion into a cylindrical smooth surface having a surface roughness of Ra 2.0 ?m or less by turning; and
carrying out a circumferential angle beam flaw detection method including irradiating ultrasonic waves to the cylindrical smooth surface of the welded portion with one probe in a direction parallel to turning marks formed by the turning and at an incident angle which prevents total reflection of the ultrasonic waves, wherein
the circumferential angle beam flaw detection method including a plurality of steps each of which comprises positioning the one probe in an X-axis direction that is perpendicular to a predetermined diameter line in a cross section of the workpiece perpendicular to an axis of the workpiece, in a Y-axis direction that is parallel to the predetermined diameter line and in a Z-axis direction that is parallel to the axis of the workpiece while making an axis of an ultrasonic transmission pulse to be transmitted from the one probe perpendicular to the predetermined diameter line and offset in the Y-axis direction with respect to a longitudinal section of the workpiece including the axis of the workpiece, transmitting the ultrasonic transmission pulse from the one probe to the workpiece and receiving a reflection echo from the workpiece,
wherein, in the plurality of steps of the circumferential angle beam flaw detection method, a position of the one probe in the Z-axis direction is different in each of the plurality of steps, and
the circumferential angle beam flaw detection method further includes repeating the plurality of steps a plurality times, and changing a position of the one probe in the X-axis direction so as to set a focal point of the ultrasonic waves of the one probe to a different position within a thickness of the welded portion each of the plurality of times the plurality of steps is performed to thereby inspect an entire region of the welded portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,248

METHOD FOR ACOUSTIC DETECTION OF THE CONDITION OF THE ROAD AND THE TIRE

Compagnie Generale des Es...

1. A method, implemented using a system comprising a microphone and a computer, of determining a condition of a road and a condition of a tire fitted on a vehicle travelling on the road, the method comprising steps of:using the microphone to measure a sound signal produced by the tire running on a surface of the road during a given time frame, and recording the measurement; and
using the computer, which is connected to the microphone, to execute operations comprising:
(1) determining a spectral density of a power of the sound signal over a given frequency interval;
(2) segmenting the given frequency interval into a plurality of frequency bands of pre-determined width, each frequency band being associated with a representative data element representing a mean acoustic power measured in that frequency band, wherein the representative data elements obtained from the measurement form variables of a vector associated with the measurement; and
(3) determining a road condition and a tire condition corresponding to the vector associated with the measurement by analyzing the representative data elements using a discriminant-analysis technique and using a learning base, stored in a storage of the computer, that includes a set of vectors associated with previously recorded measurements made by the steps of the method, in known running conditions, according to modalities that each represent a given road condition or a given tire condition,
wherein each of the representative data elements forming the variables of the vector associated with the measurement is obtained by the computer by finding a ratio between (a) the mean acoustic power measured in the frequency band corresponding to the representative data element and (b) a total acoustic power measured over a whole of the given frequency interval.

US Pat. No. 10,365,247

MOVABLE MEMBER ASSEMBLY HAVING A SENSOR ASSEMBLY

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A movable member assembly, comprising:a body extending between a first end towards a second end along a body axis;
a movable member slidably disposed within the body, the movable member provided with a first position feature and a second position feature axially spaced apart from the first position feature; and
a sonic sensor assembly disposed proximate the first end, the sonic sensor assembly having a first sonic sensor and a second sonic sensor, configured to detect a position of the movable member by detecting a position of at least one of the first position feature and the second position feature, wherein the first position feature is configured as a first sheet that defines a first reflection surface provided with a plurality of openings that interrupt the first reflection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,246

ULTRASOUND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REPRESENTING THE PROPAGATION OF ULTRASOUND WAVES IN A GUIDE OF LINEARLY VARIABLE THICKNESS

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A device for the representation, in a frequency-wavenumber frame, of the propagation of an ultrasound wave in a dihedral guide, the device comprising:ultrasound emitters referenced by Ej with j an integer varying between 1 and N, N a strictly positive integer;
ultrasound receivers referenced by Ri with i an integer varying between 1 and M, M a strictly positive integer; and
means for processing and outputting the signal received by the receivers, originating from the emitters, wherein
the receivers are disposed spatially over a first segment of a straight line according to a regular pitch A that is a scalar length value,
the processing means comprise means for calculating a modified discrete spatial Fourier transform, for a spatial integration variable x, centered in the middle of said first segment and traversing the receivers in the direction of increasing x, and for a spatially-varying wave vector k(x) equal to a product k.P(x),
k is a wavenumber coefficient which is constant in x and lies between wave vector values 0 and 2*Pi/A,
2*Pi/A is a wave vector value defined by diving 2*Pi by the regular pitch A,
P(x) is a polynomial in x, of coefficient of degree 0 in x equal to 1 and of coefficient C of degree 1 in x such that C.A lies between ?1/10 and +1/10, and
C.A is a scalar value defined by multiplying the coefficient C of degree 1 in x by the regular pitch A.

US Pat. No. 10,365,245

GATING ELEMENT IN ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETERS

1. A gating element for modulating or switching the ion current in an ion mobility spectrometer, comprising a plate having at least three electrode layers with conductivity of more than 106 S/m and insulating layers with a conductivity of less than 105 S/m between the electrode layers, said layers being bonded to one another, wherein the plate has a plurality of apertures for the passage of ions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,244

ION-SENSITIVE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. Ion-sensitive structure comprising:a semiconductor structure; and
a layer stack disposed on the semiconductor structure, the layer stack having a doped intermediate layer comprising a doping material and comprising a first metal oxide material;
wherein the semiconductor structure is configured to change an electric characteristic based on a contact of the ion-sensitive structure with a liquid electrolyte comprising ions; and
wherein the intermediate layer comprises a mass fraction of the doping material which is greater than or equal to 0.03% and less than or equal to 20% with regard to a mass fraction of the metal oxide material.

US Pat. No. 10,365,243

GAS SENSOR PROVIDED WITH FLANGE PORTION OF COVER THEREOF

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A gas sensor comprising:a sensor element having a detecting portion exposed to detection gas to perform gas detection;
an insulator made of ceramic material, supporting the sensor element in a state where the detecting portion is protruded therefrom, the sensor element being inserted through the insulator;
a housing made of metal disposed in an outer periphery of the insulator, supporting the insulator;
an inner cover made of metal, covering the detecting portion and having an inner through hole that allows the detection gas to flow therethrough; and
an outer cover made of metal, covering the inner cover such that a gas passage through which the detection gas flows is formed between the outer cover and the inner cover and having an outer through hole that allows the detection gas to flow therethrough,
wherein
an inner flange portion formed over an entire periphery of an end portion of the inner cover and an outer flange portion formed over an entire periphery of an end portion of the outer cover are supported between the insulator and the housing;
a protrusion is formed on a corner portion of the inner flange portion, the corner portion facing the insulator and the protrusion contacting with the insulator; and
an end face of the inner flange portion and an end face of the outer flange portion are mutually offset.

US Pat. No. 10,365,242

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL FOR DETECTING HYDROQUINONE

King Fahd University of P...

1. An electrode, comprising:a nanostructured material comprising pyrolyzed date palm leaves,
wherein the nanostructured material has a thickness in the range of 10 to 1,000 ?m, and
wherein the pyrolyzed date palm leaves are obtained from a pyrolysis of an agro-waste comprising date palm leaves in an inert gas and in a temperature range of 800 to 1600° C.

US Pat. No. 10,365,240

FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE SENSORS FORMED BY PATTERNED SPALLING

International Business Ma...

1. A structure comprising:a flexible and stretchable sensor embedded within a flexible substrate, said flexible and stretchable sensor comprising a single crystalline spring-like structure coupling a neighboring pair of resistor structures together.

US Pat. No. 10,365,239

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU IDENTIFICATION OF WORKING FLUIDS

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A system for in-situ identification of a working fluid disposed in at least one piece of equipment, said system comprising:a working fluid reservoir that contains said working fluid;
an in-situ sensor disposed in said working fluid reservoir such that it detects properties of said working fluid or computes properties from the generated spectra of said working fluid;
a transmitter that transmits a detected spectra of said working fluid and equipment identification information; and
a cloud computing system that receives said detected spectra and said equipment identification information transmitted from said transmitter,
wherein said cloud computing system compares said detected spectra and equipment identification information against a reference database to determine whether or not the detected spectra of the working fluid substantially matches the stored reference spectra associated with the expected or specified fluid for said equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,365,238

DIESEL FUEL QUALITY INSPECTION APPARATUS AND INSPECTION METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A diesel fuel quality inspection apparatus, which is mounted to a lower end portion of a moisture storing part coupled to a lower portion of a filter portion and a filter portion for filtering foreign materials contained to fuel for inspecting moisture contained to diesel fuel to identify quality of fuel, including:a body portion coupled to the lower end portion of the moisture storing part;
a guide portion formed with a hollow type circular cylinder shape on a bottom surface in the body portion; and
a first inspection portion formed to be fixed with a predetermined height in the guide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,237

NMR SENSOR DEVICE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF FLUID DISTRIBUTION IN ABSORBENT ARTICLES

1. A device for the analysis of fluid distribution in an absorbent article, the device comprising:a. a frame;
b. a pressure chamber disposed in contacting and mating engagement with said frame, said pressure chamber comprising a top plate and a bladder, said absorbent article being disposed between said top plate and said bladder;
c. a NMR sensor in cooperative engagement with said frame and said pressure chamber, said NMR sensor being disposed proximate to said pressure chamber, said NMR sensor measuring said fluid distribution in said absorbent article when said absorbent article is disposed between said top plate and said bladder of said pressure chamber and said NMR sensor is disposed proximate to a surface of said absorbent article; and
d. a deposition assembly, said deposition assembly providing an insult to a surface of said absorbent article disposed proximate to said NMR sensor when said absorbent article is disposed between said top plate and said bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,236

NMR MEASUREMENT CELL AND NMR MEASUREMENT ASSEMBLY

1. A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) measurement cell in solution enabling the introduction of a gas into said solution, the measurement cell being designed to be placed in a static magnetic field such as the field of an NMR spectrometer, and comprising:at least one measurement chamber of the solution in which a radiofrequency electromagnetic field will be applied and/or measured,
a network of conduits including a gas introduction zone, the gas introduction zone comprising a gas inlet to generate bubbles only in the gas introduction zone, the network of conduits forming a closed loop circuit for circulation of the solution between the measurement chamber and the gas introduction zone, the gas inlet being arranged so as to set up circulation of the solution in the network of conduits between the gas introduction zone and the measurement chamber, the measurement chamber comprising a conduit in the network of conduits called the measurement conduit, and
a radiofrequency system arranged to apply and/or detect a radiofrequency electromagnetic field in the measurement conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,235

RADIATION PHASE-CONTRAST IMAGING DEVICE

Shimadzu Corporation, Ni...

1. A radiation phase-contrast imaging device comprising:an imaging system;
the imaging system being composed of
a radiation source configured to irradiate radiation,
a grating in which an absorber absorbing the radiation and extending in one direction is arranged in a direction perpendicular to the one direction, and
a detection unit configured to detect a self-image of the grating generated by Talbot interference on a detection surface in which a detection element configured to detect the radiation is arranged in a matrix in a plane; and
a position changing unit configured to change a relative position of the imaging system and an object such that a projection of the object moves linearly on the detection surface while keeping s positional relation of the radiation source, the grating, and the detection unit,
wherein a longitudinal direction which is a direction along which the detection element on the detection surface of the detection unit is arranged is inclined with respect to an extending direction of the absorber of the grating, and
wherein the imaging device further comprises a self-image generation unit configured to be operated when imaging is continuously executed while moving the imaging system and generate a plurality of self-images different in a reflecting position of a dark line of the grating based on detection data output from each portion of the detection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,234

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING MOVING TARGET

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A fast imaging and inspection apparatus for a moving target, comprising:a passage for the moving target to pass therethrough;
a scanning and imaging device, comprising a betatron for generating X-rays, and a detector for receiving X-rays penetrating through the moving target, wherein the betatron images the moving target by emitting the X-rays to the moving target passing through the passage;
a first position sensor, disposed at a position away from and on one side of the scanning and imaging device and configured to output a sensing signal indicating whether the moving target begins to enter the passage;
a second position sensor, disposed between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device, and configured to detect a type feature of the moving target, distinguish a protected part of the moving target from an unprotected part of the same, section the moving target, and output a sensing signal indicating whether the protected part of the moving target is passing or has already passed through a radiation scanning area; and
a control unit, connected to the scanning and imaging device, the first position sensor and the second position sensor, and configured to power on the betatron to place it in a standby state upon receiving the sensing signal indicating that the moving target begins to enter the passage from the first position sensor, and control a beam emitting time-point and a beam emitting mode of the betatron to correspondingly inspect respective sections of the moving target when the second position sensor detects that the respective sections are passing through the radiation scanning area,
wherein a distance between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device is set to be greater than a predetermined value, such that a time period from a moment when the first position sensor detects the moving target to a moment when the moving target begins to enter the radiation scanning area is longer than or equal to a time period by which the betatron is powered on to reach the standby state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,233

X-RAY APPARATUS

NIKON METROLOGY NV, Leuv...

1. A support apparatus for an x-ray apparatus, the support apparatus comprising:a base part;
a support part structured to support a component of an x-ray system;
a bearing having a first bearing element provided on the base part and a second bearing element provided on the support part structured to allow the support part to be translated relative to the base part from a first position to a second position with the first bearing element in contact with the second bearing element; and
an elevator provided to the base part and structured to translate the support part from the second position to a third position in which the first bearing element and the second bearing element are separated.

US Pat. No. 10,365,232

HIGH ACCURACY OF RELATIVE DEFECT LOCATIONS FOR REPEATER ANALYSIS

KLA-Tencor Corp., Milpit...

1. A system configured to transform positions of defects detected on a wafer, comprising:an inspection subsystem comprising at least an energy source and a detector, wherein the energy source is configured to generate energy that is directed to a wafer, wherein the detector is configured to detect energy from the wafer and to generate output responsive to the detected energy, wherein the output comprises multiple swaths of frames of output for each of multiple dies on the wafer, and wherein each of multiple instances of a reticle printed on the wafer comprises at least two instances of the multiple dies; and
one or more computer subsystems configured for:
detecting defects on the wafer by applying a defect detection method to the output generated by the detector, wherein positions of the defects are reported by the defect detection method in swath coordinates;
aligning the output for a first of the frames in a first of the multiple swaths in a first of the multiple dies in a first of the multiple instances of the reticle printed on the wafer to the output for corresponding others of the frames in corresponding others of the multiple swaths in corresponding others of the multiple dies in others of the multiple instances of the reticle printed on the wafer,
determining different swath coordinate offsets for each of the frames, respectively, in the others of the multiple instances of the reticle based on differences between swath coordinates of the output for the frames and swath coordinates of the output for the first of the frames aligned thereto in the aligning step; and
applying one of the different swath coordinate offsets to the swath coordinates reported for the defects detected on the wafer, wherein which of the different swath coordinate offsets is applied to the swath coordinates reported for the defects is determined based on the others of the multiple instances of the reticle in which the defects were detected, thereby transforming the swath coordinates reported for the defects from swath coordinates in the others of the multiple instances of the reticle to swath coordinates in the first of the multiple instances of the reticle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,231

OPTICAL PHASE MEASUREMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENT...

11. A system for use in measurements on patterned structures to determine parameters of a region of interest in the structure, the system comprising:an optical measurement device comprising:
an illumination unit configured and operable for focusing light onto the structure with an illuminating spot of a size larger than a region of interest being measured to thereby cause light reflections from illuminated region of interest under measurements and illuminated different region in surrounding of said region of interest; and
a light detection unit collecting light including the light reflections from the illuminated region of interest and the illuminated different region in surrounding of the region of interest, and generating measured data corresponding to the collected light, the measured data being therefore indicative of mixed contributions of the reflected light from the illuminated patterned region and from the illuminated different region in surrounding of the region of interest; and
a control unit configured for data communication with the measurement device, said control unit being configured and operable to process at least two measured data corresponding to at least two optical measurements differing in at least one measurement condition and extract data indicative of the reflected light from the illuminated region of interest, to thereby enable determination of the parameters of the region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,365,229

REAL-TIME CHARACTERIZATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL TABLET COATINGS USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Kaiser Optical Systems, I...

1. A method of determining a physical surface property of a coated pharmaceutical tablet, comprising the steps of:(a) measuring a plurality of coated pharmaceutical tablets having a distribution of known values of a surface property to be modeled, and wherein the surface property is a physical surface property separate from the chemical composition of the pharmaceutical tablet or the coating;
(b) acquiring the Raman spectrum of each coated tablet with a Raman spectrometer to generate a distribution of Raman spectra;
(c) developing a correlative model based upon the distribution of the acquired Raman spectra relative to the distribution of the known values of the measured surface property;
(d) placing a Raman probe into a pharmaceutical coater and acquiring the Raman spectrum of a pharmaceutical tablet with a Raman spectrometer coupled to the Raman probe during or after a coating process using the pharmaceutical coater;
(e) automatically determining with a processor the value of the surface property of the tablet in the pharmaceutical coater using the Raman spectrum acquired in (d) and the model developed in (c); and
(f) adjusting the coating process used by the pharmaceutical coater in response to the value of the surface property determined in (e).

US Pat. No. 10,365,228

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRACKING DEFECTS IN SHEET MATERIALS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. A tracking arrangement for the tracking of a material defect in a sheet material comprising a container material or a product-packaging material, said tracking arrangement comprising:a defect sensor configured to detect a material defect in a sheet material moving thereby or therethrough;
a first structure sensor configured to detect at least one inherent structural feature of the sheet material itself in the region of the material defect, which at least one inherent structural feature being usable as a reference for determining the position of the material defect; and
a control arrangement configured to receive data from said first structure sensor, and thereby prepare and store a first structure data record representing the at least one inherent structural feature as detected by said first structure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,227

DETECTION DEVICE AND DETECTION METHOD

SHIN-ETSU HANDOTAI CO., L...

1. A detection device comprising:an irradiation portion that emits laser light to a surface of an object;
a light-detecting portion on which light resulting from the laser light reflected at the surface is incident, and that detects a first position at which the light is incident;
a calculation portion that calculates an inclination of the surface on the basis of the first position and a second position at which light is incident on the light-detecting portion when the laser light is reflected at the surface that is flat; and
a detection portion that detects a defect formed on the surface on the basis of the inclination calculated by the calculation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,226

MICROFLUIDIC OPTICAL FLUID SENSOR

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method comprising:forming a substrate;
forming microfluidic channel upon the substrate;
forming a bubble jet inertial pump upon the substrate to pump fluid through the microfluidic channel;
forming an optical sensor upon the substrate to receive light passing through the microfluidic channel; and
forming a light emitter on the substrate to pass light across the microfluidic channel into the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,225

MULTI-LOCATION METROLOGY

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A measurement system comprising:a reference metrology system configured to perform a plurality of measurements of a first metrology target at a first plurality of measurement sites on a wafer and generate a plurality of reference parameter values, wherein each of the plurality of reference parameter values corresponds to a measurement at each of the first plurality of measurement sites;
a target metrology system configured to perform a plurality of measurements of a second metrology target at a second plurality of measurement sites on the wafer and generate an amount of raw measurement data corresponding to the plurality of measurements of the second metrology target; and
a computing system configured to:
receive the plurality of reference parameter values from the reference metrology system;
receive the amount of raw measurement data from the target metrology system;
train a signal response metrology (SRM) model based on the plurality of reference parameter values and the amount of raw measurement data, the trained SRM model having a functional relationship between the plurality of reference parameter values and the amount of raw measurement data and;
estimate a plurality of values of a parameter of interest each associated with the second metrology target at each of the second plurality of measurement sites based on the trained SRM model.

US Pat. No. 10,365,224

LABEL-FREE OPTICAL SENSORS

GENALYTE, INC., San Dieg...

1. A system for determining the nucleotide sequence of a target nucleic acid molecule, comprising:a substrate;
a lower cladding layer provided over, and being supported by, said substrate;
one or more coupling waveguides disposed over said lower cladding layer to input an optical signal;
an array of label-free optical sensors provided over said lower cladding layer, each of said label-free optical sensors including a waveguide formed into a ring to serve as a ring resonant cavity, each of said ring resonant cavities in proximity to at least one of said one or more coupling waveguides with a spacing that provides an evanescent coupling region between said coupling waveguide and said ring resonant cavity, each label-free optical sensor being configured to modulate an optical signal in response to a nucleotide extension reaction, wherein each label-free optical sensor includes a sensing region that overlaps said evanescent coupling region and is functionalized with a target nucleic acid molecule, and wherein at least a portion of the nucleotide sequence of the target nucleic acid molecule is unknown, and wherein said label-free optical sensors of the array are each configured to produce an optical evanescent field in the sensing region such that when a single nucleotide is added to the target nucleic acid molecule via the nucleotide extension reaction, the label-free optical sensor modulates the optical signal to thereby provide a detectable indication of addition of the single nucleotide to the target nucleic acid molecule;
a fluid flow control module comprising fluid receiving units to provide paths for different fluids to flow into the fluid flow control module;
at least one switch connected to the fluid receiving units to select a fluid for flowing through the fluid receiving units, wherein the fluid comprises at least a nucleotide base; and
a fluid channel connected between the fluid flow control module and the array of label-free optical sensors to allow the selected fluid to flow from the fluid flow control module to the array of label-free optical sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,223

ANALYTICAL METHOD USING SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AND COMPOSITION FOR THE METHOD

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. An identification method, for determining whether a sample of an unknown composition is a sample of a known composition to which a known amount of a SERS-active taggant compound has been added comprises the steps of:a) obtaining a sample of said unknown composition;
b) adding to said composition a plurality of SERS particles to form a mixture, each SERS particle comprising:
i. a core comprising a nanoparticle having a plasmonic surface,
ii. a SERS-active internal standard compound adjacent said plasmonic surface, wherein the SERS-active internal standard compound is not an isotopically-altered version of the SERS-active taggant compound, and
iii. a shell, said shell encapsulating said core and said SERS-active internal standard compound;
c) obtaining a SERS spectrum from said mixture
d) comparing the SERS response ratio SATC:SAISC from the SERS spectral response of the SERS-active taggant compound and the SERS spectral response of the SERS-active internal standard compound in the unknown composition with the SERS response ratio SATC: SAISC from said known composition.

US Pat. No. 10,365,222

BIOCHIP FOR RAMAN QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

MYTECH CO., LTD., Hyogo ...

6. A method of preparing a meso-crystal product comprising a silver oxide nanocrystal comprising predominantly silver (I), (III) oxide, the method comprising:providing a metal carrier comprising Cu or Cu alloy having an electrode potential less noble than that of silver;
providing a silver complex aqueous solution having a silver complex content of 500 to 2000 ppm;
adding the silver complex aqueous solution on the carrier to form a quantum crystal of the silver complex; and
re-crystallizing the quantum crystal of the silver complex into a meso-crystal comprising silver oxide nanocrystal comprising predominantly silver (I), (III) oxide by an alkali treatment in a presence of a halogen ion and polarity adjustment, wherein the silver complex has a complex stability constant (log ?) and the carrier has an electrode potential E that is less than an electrode potential E° as shown in the following equation
E°=(RT/|Z|F)ln(?)  (1)
wherein E° is a potential of the silver complex in an aqueous solution, R is a gas constant, T is an absolute temperature, Z is an ion valence, and F represents a Faraday constant.

US Pat. No. 10,365,219

TWO-MODE RAMAN OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

1. A two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system, comprising:light source module: wherein the light source module is configured to provide wide beam light source for the two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system;
carrier control module: wherein the carrier control module is configured to provide four degrees of freedom movement operations along XYZ directions and rotation for a sample, to adjust a position of the sample in an imaging field and rotate the sample to obtain multi-angle projection images;
signal separation module: wherein the signal separation module is configured for separating multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and transmission projection signal;
multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module: wherein the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module is configured to collect Raman scattering light generated by the sample;
optical transmission projection signal acquisition module: wherein the optical transmission projection signal acquisition module is configured to collect transmitted light of a laser beam that passes through the sample and form an optical projection image;
system control and data processing module: wherein the system control and data processing module is configured for the control of the light source module, the carrier control module, the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module and the transmission projection signal acquisition module, and a transformation of obtained the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and the transmission projection signal into two-dimensional images for processing and analyzing to achieve volumetric imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,365,218

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR 4-D HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING

VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC,...

1. A hyperspectral imaging system, comprising:a sample holder configured to hold a sample;
a light source configured to emit excitation light having one or more wavelengths;
a two-dimensional (2-D) imaging array; and
an optical system comprising:
a first spatial light modulator (SLM);
a first spectral separator; and
a second spectral separator;
wherein the optical system is configured to (i) structure the excitation light, using the first SLM, into a predetermined two-dimensional excitation pattern at a conjugate plane of a focal plane in the sample; (ii) spectrally disperse, using the first spectral separator, the excitation pattern; (iii) use the excitation pattern to illuminate the sample with the one or more wavelengths dispersed along a first direction within the focal plane; (iv) collect, from the sample, emission light; (v) spectrally disperse, using the second spectral separator, the collected emission light; and (vi) provide the collected emission light in-focus to the imaging array such that the collected emission light is spectrally dispersed along a second direction.