US Pat. No. 10,430,021

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC DISPLAY

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors of a computing device, a download including (i) an image representative of at least one circuit connected to or part of a vehicle component in a vehicle, the at least one circuit including a first circuit configured for carrying a first signal within the vehicle, and (ii) symbol data associated with at least one symbol, the at least one symbol including a first symbol for the first circuit configured for carrying the first signal within the vehicle, and the symbol data including at least one coordinate point indicating where on the image to display the first symbol;
displaying, on a display after receiving the download, the image and the at least one symbol on the image according to the at least one coordinate point indicating where on the image to display the first symbol;
receiving, by the one or more processors while the image and the at least one symbol are displayed on the display, a first input corresponding to selection of the first symbol for the first circuit configured for carrying the first signal within the vehicle;
receiving, by the one or more processors, a baseline value of the first signal, wherein receiving the baseline value of the first signal includes receiving the baseline value as part of the download or after receiving the first input corresponding to selection of the first symbol for the first circuit, wherein the baseline value is based, at least in part, on a measurement of one or more comparable signals produced within one or more other vehicles having a same year, make, and model of the vehicle, and wherein the comparable signals and the first signal are output by a common type of vehicle component;
receiving, by the one or more processors from the vehicle in response to receiving the first input corresponding to selection of the first symbol for the first circuit configured for carrying the first signal within the vehicle, data representing at least one value of the first signal within the vehicle;
determining, by the one or more processors, a first display-location on the display at which to display the data representing the at least one value of the first signal within the vehicle and a second display-location on the display at which to display the baseline value; and
displaying, on the display while the image and the at least one symbol are displayed on the display, the data representing the at least one value of the first signal within the vehicle at the first display location and the baseline value at the second display-location.

US Pat. No. 10,429,984

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of pixels on the substrate;
a light emitting element layer at each of the plurality of pixels and having a structure in which a light emitting layer is sandwiched between a cathode and an anode;
an inorganic insulating layer on the light emitting element layer;
a plurality of first electrodes laminated on the inorganic insulating layer, the plurality of first electrodes extending in a first direction and being adjacent to each other in a second direction intersecting with the first direction;
a plurality of second electrodes laminated on the inorganic insulating layer, the plurality of second electrodes extending in the second direction and being adjacent to each other in the first direction,
a plurality of elastic layers interposed between the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes in order to secure an interval between the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes, each of the plurality of elastic layers having an island-shape and overlapping with a corresponding one of the first electrodes and a corresponding one of the second electrodes in a plan view; and
a sensing circuit,
the sensing circuit being configured to measure a first physical quantity corresponding to a first capacitance being a parasitic capacitance formed in each of electrodes including the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes, to thereby detect that significant change has occurred in the first capacitance due to touching of a conductor when an obtained first measurement value is out of a first range,
the sensing circuit being further configured to measure a second physical quantity corresponding to a second capacitance formed between each of the plurality of first electrodes and each of the plurality of second electrodes, to thereby detect that significant change has occurred in the second capacitance due to compression of the plurality of elastic layers based on a pressing force when an obtained second measurement value is out of a second range, wherein
each of the plurality of pixels is positioned between a corresponding pair of the plurality of elastic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,429,980

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A display panel, comprising:a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in an array, wherein the plurality of sub-pixels is defined by a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines in a manner that the plurality of scan lines and the plurality of data lines intersect and are insulated from one another, wherein the plurality of scan lines extends in a first direction and is arranged in a second direction;
a pixel electrode layer comprising a pixel electrode corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-pixels;
a source-drain metal layer comprising a drain electrode corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-pixels;
an insulation layer comprising a first via hole corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-pixels;
a flat layer comprising a second via hole corresponding to each of the plurality of sub-pixels; and
a touch electrode layer comprising a plurality of touch electrodes arranged in an array, wherein an orthographic projection of each of the plurality of touch electrodes on a plane of the display panel overlaps more than one corresponding sub-pixels of the plurality of sub-pixels, each of the plurality of touch electrodes comprises a third via hole corresponding to and overlapping one first via hole, and an edge of each of the plurality of touch electrodes in the first direction is located between adjacent sub-pixels among the plurality of sub-pixels, the more than one sub-pixels comprise at least one first sub-pixel, and each of the at least one first sub-pixel is adjacent to an edge of the touch electrode in the first direction;
wherein the source-drain metal layer, the flat layer, the touch electrode layer, the insulation layer, and the pixel electrode layer are stacked sequentially in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the display panel; and
wherein as for the first via hole, the second via hole, and the third via hole corresponding to each first sub-pixel of the at least one first sub-pixel, a center point of the first via hole is deviated by more than 1 ?m away from a first edge relative to a center point of the second via hole in the first direction, and a center point of the third via hole is deviated by more than 1 ?m away from the first edge relative to the center point of the second via hole in the first direction, wherein the first edge is an edge of a touch electrode of the plurality of touch electrodes closest to said first sub-pixel in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,429,973

INPUT DETECTION DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An input detection device comprising:a substrate;
a line having an end connected to a driving signal circuit which supplies a driving signal and extending in a first direction on the substrate;
a plurality of drive electrodes arranged in the first direction on the substrate;
a selecting drive circuit provided between the line and the plurality of drive electrodes, one side of the selecting drive circuit connected to the line, and another side of the selecting circuit connected to the plurality of the drive electrodes; and
a plurality of first line patterns superimposed on each of the plurality of drive electrodes in a plan view and electrically connected to the drive electrode,
wherein a line density of the first line patterns connected to the drive electrode which is close to the end of the line connected to the driving signal circuit is smaller than a line density of the first line patterns connected to the drive electrode which is far from the end of the line connected to the driving signal circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,966

TOUCH INPUT DEVICE

SUNREX TECHNOLOGY CORP., ...

1. A touch input device comprising:a baseboard unit that has a distal end portion, and a coupling end portion opposite to said distal end portion;
a movable board unit that overlaps said base board unit, and that has a connecting end portion connected to said coupling end portion of said base board unit, and a free end portion being opposite to said connecting end portion and movable toward or away from said distal end portion of said base board unit;
an actuating unit that includes
a switch protruding from said free end portion of said movable board unit and having a peripheral section, and
an actuating member protruding from said distal end portion of said base board unit, said actuating member actuating said switch when said free end portion of said movable board unit moves to a position adjacent to said distal end portion of said base board unit; and
a ring-shaped noise reduction member that is flexible, and that has an inner side surface defining an inner hole, an outer side surface opposite to said inner side surface, and opposite top and bottom ring surfaces interconnecting said inner side surface and said outer side surface, said switch of said actuating unit extending into said inner hole, said peripheral section of said switch being retained between said noise reduction member and said free end portion of said movable board unit;
wherein when said free end portion of said movable board unit moves to the position adjacent to said distal end portion of said base board unit, said noise reduction member being compressed by said distal end portion of said base board unit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,964

TOUCH PANEL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TOUCH PANEL, AND OPTICAL THIN FILM

ULVAC, INC., Chigasaki-S...

1. A touch panel comprising:a touch panel substrate;
a cover substrate provided to overlap the touch panel substrate; and
a white connection part including a white scattering layer laminated from the cover substrate side toward the touch panel substrate side and being provided between the touch panel substrate and the cover substrate in an area other than a display area, wherein
the white scattering layer is formed from a multilayered structure in which a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer are alternately laminated,
a film thickness of each of the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer is equal to or less than 10 nm, and
in the multilayered structure of the white scattering layer, the number of dielectric laminates formed of the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer is equal to or more than 50, and wherein
the white connection part includes the white scattering layer and a reflection layer formed to cover the white scattering layer,
the reflection layer is formed as a multilayered structure constituted of a first reflection layer and a second reflection layer,
the multilayered structure of the reflection layer is made of the same material as that of the multilayered structure of the white scattering layer,
a thickness of the first reflection layer is 10 times or more that of the first dielectric layer, and
a thickness of the second reflection layer is 10 times or more that of the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,962

POSITION INDICATOR

WACON CO., LTD., Saitama...

1. A position indicator, comprising:a first electrode, which, in operation, receives an input signal and transmits a reference signal;
an inverting amplifier having an input coupled to the first electrode, wherein the inverting amplifier, in operation, inverts and amplifies the input signal, wherein the inverting amplifier comprises:
an operational amplifier having an inverting input terminal, a non-inverting input terminal, and an output terminal;
a first resistance element coupled between the first electrode and the inverting input terminal; and
a second resistance element coupled between the output terminal and the inverting input terminal;
electrical isolation circuitry having an input coupled to an output of the inverting amplifier, wherein the electrical isolation circuitry, in operation, generates the reference signal based on the inverted and amplified input signal, wherein the electrical isolation circuitry comprises:
a photo-coupler;
a first inverter coupled between the output terminal of the operational amplifier and an input of the photo-coupler; and
a second inverter having an input coupled to an output of the photo-coupler and an output coupled to an input of the biasing circuit; and
a biasing circuit coupled between an output of the electrical isolation circuitry and the non-inverting input terminal of the operational amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,429,960

ADAPTABLE CONTROL-KNOB SYSTEM ON A SMARTPHONE OR ELECTRONIC TABLET

Continental Automotive Fr...

1. A control knob selection system comprising:a smartphone or an electronic tablet comprising a front face equipped with a display and with a video camera,
a carrier equipped with a control knob mounted so as to rotate about an axis A with respect to the carrier, and with a reception zone designed to receive and hold the smartphone or the electronic tablet, and,
when the smartphone or the electronic tablet is positioned in the reception zone,
an optical path between a light source emitted by the display and the video camera, with at least one reflection off an optical reflector, said optical path being able to be established or interrupted selectively depending on the angular position of the control knob about the axis A.

US Pat. No. 10,429,956

CAPACITIVE STYLUS WITH DETACHABLE ERASER

Waltop International Corp...

1. A capacitive stylus used on a touch device, comprising:a pen housing comprising a rear end section and a thinning section, the thinning section being located before the rear end section, the rear end section having a thickness greater than a thickness of the thinning section;
a detachable eraser located at a rear end of the pen housing for emitting an erasing signal;
wherein an outer surface of the eraser includes a compressible latch, an inner surface of the rear end section includes an axial groove, and the latch is pushed through the axial groove to locate the latch in the thinning section, and the latch is rotated in the thinning section to complete the assembly with the pen housing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,934

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE HAPTIC FEEDBACK BASED ON MEDIA CONTENT AND ONE OR MORE EXTERNAL PARAMETERS

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A method of producing haptic feedback on a system, the method comprising:generating a haptic feedback signal based on media content received from a first storage device;
assigning a weight to an external parameter received from a second storage device to generate a first weighted external parameter, the first weighted external parameter specifying a first setting for a characteristic of the haptic feedback;
buffering the first weighted external parameter in a memory;
assigning another weight to another external parameter received from the second storage device to generate a second weighted external parameter, the second weighted external parameter specifying a second setting for the characteristic of the haptic feedback;
modifying the haptic feedback signal based on the first weighted external parameter and the second weighted external parameter to generate a modified haptic feedback signal; and
applying the modified haptic feedback signal to a haptic output device to produce the haptic feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,429,928

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR CAPACITIVE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

CTRL-labs Corporation, N...

1. A method of fabricating an electromyography (“EMG”) sensor, the method comprising:forming at least a portion of at least one circuit on a first surface of a substrate;
forming a first electrode on a second surface of the substrate, the second surface of the substrate opposite the first surface of the substrate across a thickness of the substrate, wherein the first electrode comprises a first electrically conductive plate;
forming at least a first electrically conductive pathway through the substrate that communicatively couples the first electrode and the at least a portion of at least one circuit;
forming a second electrode on the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second electrode comprises a second electrically conductive plate;
forming at least a second electrically conductive pathway through the substrate that communicatively couples the second electrode and the at least a portion of at least one circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,919

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOOSE LOCK-STEP REDUNDANCY POWER MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:a first core;
a second core, wherein the first core and the second core are to execute a task redundantly;
a configuration register to store a first synchronization domain indicator to indicate that the first core and the second core are associated with a first synchronization domain for the redundant execution of the task; and
a power controller including a synchronization circuit to cause a dynamic adjustment to a frequency of at least one of the first core and the second core to cause the first core and the second core to operate at a common frequency to redundantly execute the task, based on the first synchronization domain indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,429,918

CONTROLLING TURBO MODE FREQUENCY OPERATION IN A PROCESSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

14. A system comprising:a processor including a first domain having at least one core, a second domain having at least one graphics processor, and a power controller to limit a maximum operating frequency of the at least one core to a guaranteed frequency of the at least one core when a performance request of a driver of the second domain is for a turbo mode frequency of the at least one graphics processor and without reference to historical usage information, wherein the power controller is to:
limit the maximum operating frequency of the at least one core to a first turbo mode frequency when the request is for less than the turbo mode frequency of the at least one graphics processor, the first turbo mode frequency of the at least one core greater than a guaranteed frequency of the at least one core and less than a maximum turbo mode frequency of the at least one core; and
enable the maximum operating frequency of the at least one core to be the maximum turbo mode frequency of the at least one core when the request is for less than an efficient frequency of the at least one graphics processor less than a guaranteed frequency of the at least one graphics processor; and
a system memory coupled to the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,903

FLEXIBLE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DISPLAY EXTERNAL HINGE STRUCTURE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for rotationally coupling information handling system housing portions having a flexible display, the method comprising:rotationally coupling first and second housing portions to each other with plural hinges;
disposing a flexible display frame over the first and second housing portions, the flexible display frame supporting a flexible display aligned to bend in response to rotation of the first and second housing portions between planar and closed configurations;
sensing with a sensor motion of the housing portions relative to each other; and
biasing the display frame to slide relative to the housing portion in response to rotation of the housing portions relative to each other;
wherein the biasing is managed by a microcontroller interfaced with a sensor to regulate uneven movements of the flexible display.

US Pat. No. 10,429,893

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE, FOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A flexible display device that is foldable so that a neutral surface thereof has a radius of curvature, the flexible display device comprising:a plurality of panel layers that is sequentially stacked on one another, wherein the plurality of panel layers comprises a display panel layer configured to display an image, and a transparent protective panel layer; and
a plurality of adhesive layers that sequentially adhere the plurality of panel layers to one another,
wherein, based on an elastic modulus and a thickness of each of the plurality of adhesive layers and the plurality of panel layers, the neutral surface is located on a layer other than the display panel layer, and
wherein a position of the neutral surface is determined so that when the flexible display device is in a folding state, the transparent protective panel layer and the display panel layer simultaneously reach a yield strain.

US Pat. No. 10,429,892

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH THIN DISPLAY HOUSINGS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing having a planar housing wall portion, wherein the housing comprises carbon fiber composite material, wherein the housing has perpendicular first and second edges, and wherein the carbon-fiber composite material has carbon fibers that extend along a direction that is not parallel with the first edge and that is not parallel with the second edge;
a display cover layer;
an organic light-emitting diode display having a first surface attached to the display cover layer with a first layer of adhesive and an opposing second surface attached to the planar housing wall portion with a second layer of adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,429,888

WEARABLE COMPUTER DISPLAY DEVICES FOR THE FOREARM, WRIST, AND/OR HAND

Medibotics LLC, St. Paul...

1. A wearable computer display device for the wrist and/or forearm comprising:(a) an arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff, wherein this arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff further comprises:
a distal portion which is configured to encircle at least 50% of the circumference of a person's wrist and/or forearm with a first distance from the person's elbow to the most distal edge of the distal portion;
a proximal portion which is configured to encircle at least 50% of the circumference of the person's wrist and/or forearm with a second distance from the person's elbow to the most proximal edge of the proximal portion, wherein the second distance is at least 2? less than the first distance; and
a connecting portion which connects the distal portion to the proximal portion;
(b) an upper distal-to-proximal extension; wherein the distal portion of the upper distal-to-proximal extension is connected to the arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff;
(c) at least one computer display which is connected to, or part of, the upper distal-to-proximal extension;
(d) a gap or opening with a proximal-to-distal length of at least 1?; wherein the gap or opening is at least partially between the arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff and the proximal end of the upper distal-to-proximal extension and/or wherein the gap or opening is at least partially between the arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff and the at least one computer display; wherein a gap or opening between an upper distal-to-proximal extension and an arm-worn band, strap, bracelet, bangle, armlet, sleeve, and/or cuff has a height measured along a vector which extends radially outward from the center of the arm in the range of 1/32? to ½?; and wherein a sleeve of a long-sleeve garment can be inserted into the gap or opening.

US Pat. No. 10,429,887

MOBILE DATA CENTER

Michael Arnouse, Old Bro...

1. A readily mobile deployable data center (DDC), the mobile DDC comprising:a carrying case comprising a first portion and a second portion having open and closed states;
an interconnection mechanism removably disposed within the second portion of the carrying case, the interconnection mechanism comprising a region, the region defining an opening and at least two sidewalls;
a rack;
a backplane coupled to the rack;
a plurality of computing assemblies each including reader functionality and portable computing device functionality, each of said computing assemblies removably disposed within said rack; and
at least one power supply disposed on the rack and electronically coupled via at least one connector of the rack to said plurality of computing assemblies,
wherein:
the rack is removably disposed within the region of the interconnection mechanism via the opening, such that the plurality of computing assemblies are electrically coupled to the at least one connector via the backplane,
said plurality of computing assemblies are removed collectively from said carrying case by removal of said rack from said region of the interconnection mechanism,
the interconnection mechanism, the rack and the plurality of computing assemblies being contained in the carrying case for transportation when the first portion and the second portion of the carrying case are in the closed state,
the plurality of computing assemblies being accessible when the first portion and the second portion of the carrying case are in the open state,
one or more of the interconnection mechanism, the rack, and one or more of said plurality of computing assemblies being removable from the carrying case in the open state, and
the first portion and the second portion are coupled to each other by a latch.

US Pat. No. 10,429,884

ADJUSTABLE MONITOR FRAME FOR RETAINING AND DISPLAYING A BOOK AND THIN PLANAR OBJECTS

1. An adjustable frame for retaining and displaying a thin planar object, for use with a computer monitor having a bezel surrounding a display screen, the bezel having a front surface, a top surface, a left surface, a right surface, and a rear surface, the bezel further having a bezel width corresponding to a distance between the left and right surfaces, the adjustable frame comprising:a first frame part comprising a first frame top member, the first frame top member is substantially hollow and comprises a first frame top connecting panel, and a first frame top front panel and a first frame top rear panel which project downwardly from the first frame top connecting panel to define a horizontal monitor channel therebetween, the horizontal monitor channel is adapted to attach to the top surface of the bezel, the first frame top connecting panel has a connecting panel upper portion and a connecting panel lower portion which are separated by a connecting panel space, the first frame top front panel and the first frame top rear panel each have a hollow panel space, and the connecting panel space and the hollow panel spaces of the first frame top front panel and the first frame top rear panel collectively define a main channel;
a second frame part comprising a second frame top member having a second frame top connecting panel, a second frame top front panel, and a second frame top rear panel, the second frame top member is horizontally oriented, and the second frame top connecting panel, the second frame top front panel, and the second frame top rear panel define a second horizontal monitor channel adapted to attach to the top surface of the bezel;
a horizontal holder comprising a horizontal backing plate and a horizontal front lip, the horizontal backing plate and the horizontal front lip define a horizontal retaining channel adapted to retain the thin planar object, the horizontal holder is detachably connected to a horizontal retention groove formed on the first frame top member;
wherein the main channel of the first frame top member is shaped and sized to align with and receive the second frame top connecting panel, the second frame top front panel, and the second frame top rear panel of the second frame top member, the second frame part top member telescopically extends and retracts within the main channel such that the first frame part and the second frame part are joined in an extensible connection; and
wherein the adjustable frame has a width which is selectively increased or decreased to match the bezel width by telescopically extending or retracting the second frame part top member within the main channel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,879

BANDGAP REFERENCE VOLTAGE CIRCUITRY

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

1. An integrated circuit for bandgap reference voltage generation comprising:a first closed loop circuit branch comprising:
a first bipolar junction transistor (BJT) having a first collector configured to receive a first current and a first emitter coupled to ground,
a first amplifier having a non-inverting input coupled to the first collector of the first BJT and a first output node configured to provide a bandgap reference voltage, and
a first resistor having one terminal coupled to the first output node and another terminal coupled to a first base of the first BJT; and
a second closed loop circuit branch comprising:
a second BJT having a second collector configured to receive a second current and a second emitter coupled to ground,
a second amplifier having a non-inverting input coupled to the second collector of the second BJT and a second output node coupled to a junction node,
a second resistor having one terminal coupled to the junction node and another terminal coupled to a second base of the second BJT, and
a third resistor having one terminal coupled to the first base of the first BJT and another terminal coupled to the junction node.

US Pat. No. 10,429,878

TEST DEVICE

eMemory Technology Inc., ...

1. A test device, comprising:an operational amplifier, wherein an output terminal of the operational amplifier is coupled to a negative input terminal of the operational amplifier to form a negative feedback path, the operational amplifier comprising:
a charging circuit providing at least one charging path from an operating voltage of the operational amplifier to the output terminal of the operational amplifier; and
a discharge circuit coupled to a common junction with the charging circuit and the common junction is coupled to the output terminal of the operational amplifier to provide at least one discharge path from the output terminal of the operational amplifier to a ground voltage, wherein the output terminal of the operational amplifier is coupled to a device under test; and
a current replication circuit coupled to control terminals of the charging circuit and the discharge circuit and copying a current flowing through the at least one charging path and the at least one discharge path according to voltages of the control terminals of the charging circuit and the discharge circuit to output a test result signal.

US Pat. No. 10,429,869

WIRELESS POWER, LIGHT AND AUTOMATION CONTROL

Kortek Industries Pty Ltd...

1. A power control device for controlling an electrical apparatus, said power control device utilizing a peer-to-peer link between said power control device and a mobile communications device so as to control a supply of electricity to the electrical apparatus, the mobile communications device having a processor, a memory, a user interface, and a wireless communications transceiver, said power control device comprising:a microprocessor having a memory;
a power control circuit within said power control device, said power control circuit being configured to implement a command from said microprocessor to vary the supply of electricity to the electrical apparatus; and
a wireless communications transceiver operable for two-way, peer-to-peer communication with the mobile communications device, said microprocessor being configured to always send, using said wireless control transceiver, a discovery message without passing through a wireless router or access point, the discovery message being sent to initiate contact with the mobile communications device to open a peer-to-peer wireless communications link with the mobile communications device, said wireless control transceiver being configured to operate by simulating a network access point in establishing a peer-to-peer link with the mobile communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,429,865

TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS

Shinwa Controls Co., Ltd....

1. A temperature control apparatus comprising:a first temperature regulating unit including a first supply channel through which a heating medium passes;
a second temperature regulating unit including a second supply channel through which a heating medium passes, the heating medium being controlled at a temperature different from that of the heating medium passing through the first supply channel;
a valve unit connected to the first supply channel and the second supply channel;
a mixing channel connected to the valve unit, the mixing channel including a mixing unit body through which at least one of the heating medium passing through the first supply channel to go out from the valve unit, and the heating medium passing through the second supply channel to go out from the valve unit, passes; and
a temperature adjusting device in which the heating medium going out from the mixing channel passes through;
wherein:
the valve unit includes a first spool valve that switches passage and blockage of the heating medium from the first supply channel to the mixing channel, and a second spool valve that switches passage and blockage of the heating medium from the second supply channel to the mixing channel; and
the first spool valve and the second spool valve are coupled through a heat insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,858

ADVISORY CONTROLS OF DESALTER SYSTEM

BL Technologies, Inc., M...

1. A method of providing advisory controls for a desalter system, comprising:processing a crude oil blend in an oil refinery by mixing crude oil with wash water at a mixing device to form an emulsion, wherein the mixing device has one or more inlets and one or more outlets and wherein an adjustable pressure drop occurs from where the crude oil and wash water enters the mixing device through the one or more inlets to where the emulsion leaves the mixing device through the one or more outlets;
desalting the emulsion utilizing a desalter system, wherein an emulsion band forms in a desalter vessel of the desalter system, said emulsion band positioned as a distinct layer between a water and crude oil interface in the desalter vessel of the desalter system;
continuously monitoring, by a processor, performance of the desalter system as the desalter system is desalting the emulsion, wherein the continuous monitoring comprises receiving a plurality of inputs to the processor from the desalter system that are used by the processor to update a dynamic model of the desalter system;
continuously monitoring, by a sensor in communication with the processor, a position, a quality and a thickness of the emulsion band in the desalter vessel of the desalter system as the desalter system is desalting the emulsion, wherein the position, quality and thickness of the emulsion band in the desalter vessel of the desalter system is provided to the dynamic model of the desalter system;
controlling one or more of the position, the quality or the thickness of the emulsion band as the desalter system is desalting the emulsion based on the dynamic model of the desalter system; and
providing recommendations for maintaining optimal pressure drop of the mixing device based on the dynamic model of the desalter system.

US Pat. No. 10,429,853

ZONE PASSAGE CONTROL IN WORKSITE

Sandvik Mining and Constr...

1. A system for zone passage control for a zone of an autonomously operating mobile vehicle in a worksite divided into a plurality of operation zones by checkpoints, the system comprising:a set of checkpoints between the plurality of operation zones, wherein access and exit to each operation zone is provided through the checkpoints;
a set of detection units, each detection unit being placed at a checkpoint and being arranged to detect at least one mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone;
a set of identification units, each identification unit being placed at a checkpoint and being arranged to identify the mobile object entering and/or exiting the zone; and
a central controller arranged in operational connection with the set of the detection units and with the set of the identification units, wherein the central controller is configured to determine a state of the zone on the basis of data supplied by at least one of the set of the detection units and the set of the identification units, the state of the zone including data about at least one of a number and a type of mobile objects existing in the zone and a number and a type of mobile objects entering or exiting the zone, to determine, on the basis of the determined state of the zone, an admissibility level for a mobile object to enter the zone, wherein the admissibility level for the mobile object to enter the zone is set to be positive if it is determined on the basis of the determined state of the zone that the mobile object is allowed to enter the zone or the admissibility level for the mobile object to enter the zone is set to be negative if it is determined on the basis of the determined state of the zone that the mobile object is not allowed to enter the zone, and to provide, on the basis of the determined admissibility level, a control signal to stop at least one autonomously operating mobile vehicle existing in the zone in response to the determined admissibility level being negative for the mobile object entered the zone.

US Pat. No. 10,429,841

VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING DECISION-MAKING MODEL

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

1. A vehicle control method, executed by a computer or processor, comprising:during travel of an unmanned vehicle, acquiring current external environment information and map information in real time;
determining, by a decision making model, vehicle state information corresponding to the external environment information and map information acquired each time, wherein the decision-making model is obtained by pre-training and reflects correspondence relationship between the external environment information, map information and vehicle state information; and
controlling a travel state of the unmanned vehicle according to the determined vehicle state information;
wherein the external environment information comprises information of surrounding vehicles and information of surrounding pedestrians;
wherein the map information is acquired based on a high-precision map; and
wherein the vehicle state information comprises at least one of the following: vehicle speed, acceleration, steering wheel angle, angular speed of the steering wheel, a state of a steering indicator light, a state of the high-beam light, and a state of a dipped headlight.

US Pat. No. 10,429,836

CHANNEL ACCESS METHOD IN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) CONTROL AND NON-PAYLOAD COMMUNICATION (CNPC) SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

9. A channel access method in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control and non-payload communication (CNPC) system, the channel access method comprising:setting a time slot of an uplink and a downlink frequency to each of a ground station and an airborne radio station; and
performing, by the ground station and the airborne radio station, an initial access using the time slot of the uplink or the downlink frequency,
wherein the setting comprises:
measuring, by the airborne radio station, signal energy for all assignable center frequencies;
selecting at least one center frequency corresponding to signal energy that is greater than or equal to a threshold; and
setting, by the airborne radio station, the uplink frequency and the downlink frequency based on the at least one center frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,429,835

SURFACE TREATMENT ROBOTIC SYSTEM

ECOVACS ROBOTICS CO., LTD...

1. A surface treatment robotic system, comprising a surface treatment robot and a remote controller, wherein the surface treatment robot comprises a control unit and a driving unit, the control unit receives remote control instructions from the remote controller and controls the driving unit to perform corresponding actions, the surface treatment robotic system being characterized in that,the surface treatment robot is provided with a direction sensor for determining a reference direction regardless of a current moving direction of the surface treatment robot;
the direction sensor is coupled to the control unit, and the direction sensor transmits the determined reference direction to the control unit;
the control unit determines a moving direction of the robot by using the reference direction as a reference and according to the remote control instructions input by an input terminal of the remote controller; and
the input terminal of the remote controller is provided with direction buttons, and a moving direction indicated by the direction button is according to the reference direction,
wherein the surface treatment robot is a tilted surface treatment robot, and the direction sensor is a gravity sensor through which a vertical direction is determined as the reference direction, and
when the surface treatment robot is a horizontal surface treatment robot, the remote control instructions comprise an instruction for walking in the east, west, south or north direction with the south direction as a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,429,826

METHOD FOR VERIFYING RADIATION INTENSITY MODULATING BODY AND DEVICE FOR VERIFYING SAME

Samsung Life Public Welfa...

1. An apparatus for verifying a radiation beam intensity modulator, the apparatus comprising:a scanner configured to obtain an image of a verification target radiation beam intensity modulator by scanning the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator, and to generate 3D structure information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator based on the image; and
a verification system configured to verify the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator based on the 3D structure information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator and original radiation beam intensity modulator information,
wherein the verification system comprises:
a modulator structure reconstruction unit configured to extract thickness information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator based on the 3D structure information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator;
an original modulator structure information receiver configured to receive structure information of the original radiation beam intensity modulator;
a modulator matching unit configured to match the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator and the original radiation beam intensity modulator with each other based on the thickness information; and
a modulator verification unit configured to verify the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator matched with the original radiation beam intensity modulator.

US Pat. No. 10,429,816

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A numerical controller for machining a workpiece by controlling a machine including at least one axis based on a machining program, the numerical controller comprising:a processor configured to: predict a reference machining time corresponding to a machining time not considering a delay time of servo control and machine motion based on the machining program;
extract combinations of program commands included in the machining program by analyzing the machining program, each of the combinations including commands from at least two different blocks of the machining program;
store, in a memory device, information related to an actual delay time of servo control and machine motion measured in actual machining by the machine for of the combinations;
calculate a correction time for correction of the reference machining time based on each of the combinations and information related to an actual delay time of servo control and machine motion for each of the combinations;
calculate a predicted machining time obtained by correcting the reference machining time using the correction time; and control at least one of a servo motor or a spindle motor of the machine based on the predicted machining time; and
measure an actual delay time of servo control and machine motion for each combination of program commands and update the information related to the actual delay time of servo control and machine motion for each combination of the program command types stored in the memory device based on the measured actual delay time of servo control and machine motion for each combination of program commands.

US Pat. No. 10,429,795

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS OPERABLE WITH A CARTRIDGE HAVING A MEMORY AND A TERMINAL

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus operable in conjunction with a cartridge, the cartridge comprising a photosensitive drum configured to carry an image thereon, a developer roller configured to supply toner to the photosensitive drum, a passive coupling, a memory and a terminal arranged on a downward surface of the cartridge, the terminal being electrically connected with the memory, the image forming apparatus comprising:a housing having an opening, through which the cartridge is detachably attachable to the housing;
a controller arranged inside the housing; and
a supporter configured to support the cartridge at an attachment position,
the supporter comprising
a first frame comprising a driving coupling configured to supply a driving force to the passive coupling of the cartridge, and a guiding portion configured to guide the cartridge to be moved from the opening of the housing to the attachment position and to guide the terminal of the cartridge to approach and contact a memory electrode of the supporter,
a second frame comprising a bias electrode configured to supply power to the developer roller of the cartridge, the second frame being arranged to face the first frame across the attachment position, and
a third frame arranged between the first frame and the second frame, the third frame comprising the memory electrode, which protrudes upward to extend above an upper surface of the third frame, the memory electrode being electrically connected with the controller and disposed on the third frame at a position that is closer to the first frame than the second frame;
wherein, when the cartridge is attached to the supporter at the attachment position, a separation between a position where the passive coupling of the cartridge couples with the driving coupling and the third frame is larger than a separation between a position where the terminal of the cartridge contacts the memory electrode and the third frame.

US Pat. No. 10,429,789

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS IN WHICH UNEVEN IMAGE DENSITY IS SUPPRESSED WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY FIXING FILM SURFACE LAYER IS PROTECTED

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image bearing member;
a transfer unit configured to form, together with the image bearing member, a transfer nip portion and to transfer a toner image formed on the image bearing member to a recording material at the transfer nip portion; and
a fixing unit configured to fix the toner image on the recording material to the recording material at a fixing nip portion, the fixing unit including a fixing film, a heater configured to generate heat from electric power supplied from a commercial alternating power supply, and a pressure roller configured to form, together with the heater, the fixing nip portion via the fixing film,
wherein the pressure roller is electrically grounded,
wherein a conductive path different from a power supply path from the commercial alternating power supply to the heater is provided between the commercial alternating power supply and the pressure roller,
wherein one end of the power supply path is connected with the commercial alternating power supply and the other end of the power supply path is connected with the heater,
wherein one end of the conductive path is connected with the commercial alternating power supply or the power supply path and the other end of the conductive path is connected with the pressure roller, and
wherein a capacitive element is provided on the conductive path.

US Pat. No. 10,429,777

IMAGE HEATING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT REGULATE A LUBRICANT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A fixing apparatus for fixing a toner image on a recording material, the fixing apparatus comprising:(A) a tubular film having an inner surface and an outer surface;
(B) an elongate heater having a first surface that is in contact with the inner surface of the tubular film, and a second surface that is on an opposite side to the first surface;
(C) a roller provided in contact with the outer surface of the tubular film, and configured to form a nip portion with the roller, the recording material, having the toner image formed thereon, being heated in the nip portion and having the toner image fixed thereon while being transported through the nip portion;
(D) a lubricant interposed between the first surface of the heater and the inner surface of the tubular film;
(E) a temperature detecting member provided on the second surface of the heater to detect a temperature of the heater;
(F) a controller controlling electrical power to be supplied to the heater so that a temperature detected by the temperature detecting member reaches a target temperature; and
(G) a guide member for guiding the tubular film, the guide member (a) being elongated in a longitudinal direction of the heater, (b) being in contact with the inner surface of the tubular film, (c) having a plurality of protrusions protruding toward the inner surface of the tubular film, and (d) having a first region and a second region in a longitudinal direction of the guide member, the first region being a region that corresponds to the temperature detecting member in the longitudinal direction of the guide member, and the second region being a region that does not correspond to the temperature detecting member in the longitudinal direction of the guide member, and a width of one protrusion, of the plurality of protrusions, located at the first region being greater than a width of some of the plurality protrusions located at the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,429,775

THERMAL CONTROL OF FUSER ASSEMBLY IN AN IMAGING DEVICE

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, IN...

1. An imaging device with a fuser assembly to fuse toner to media sheets in a process direction of media travel, the fuser assembly connectable to a supply of AC power, comprising:a heater member and a backup member engaged to form a fusing nip having a nip entry and nip exit in the process direction of media travel, the heater member having a resistive trace; and
a controller for selectively applying to the resistive trace consecutive half cycles of the AC power at zero-crossings thereof including calculating a power level from zero power (0%) to full power (100%) inclusive to cause the resistive trace to heat to a predetermined set-point temperature from a measured current temperature but mapping the calculated power level to one of only eight actual heating power levels whereby the resistive trace is turned on for 0%, 33%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 66%, 80%, or 100% of the consecutive half cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,429,759

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING OPTICAL PRINT HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus having a drum unit rotatably supporting a photosensitive drum, the image forming apparatus comprising:an optical print head configured to expose the photosensitive drum;
a movement mechanism configured to move the optical print head between an exposure position where the optical print head exposes the photosensitive drum, and a retracted position retracted further from the photosensitive drum than the exposure position;
a first abutting pin that is provided on a one end side of the optical print head in a longitudinal direction of the optical print head and protrudes from a side where the photosensitive drum is arranged of the optical print head and a side opposite to a side where the photosensitive drum is arranged of the optical print head and that is configured to be abutted against the drum unit; and
a second abutting pin that is provided on an other end side of the optical print head in the longitudinal direction of the optical print head and protrudes from a side where the photosensitive drum is arranged of the optical print head and a side opposite to a side where the photosensitive drum is arranged of the optical print head, and that is configured to be abutted against a second abutted portion formed on the other end side of the drum unit in the longitudinal direction to position the other end side of the optical print head in the longitudinal direction as to the drum unit, wherein the movement mechanism includes
a first moving member including a first supporting portion for supporting the optical print head at a position where the first supporting portion overlaps with the first abutting pin in the longitudinal direction of the optical print head, and moves the optical print head, and
a second moving member including a second supporting portion for supporting the optical print head at a position where the second supporting portion overlaps with the second abutting pin in the longitudinal direction of the optical print head and moves the optical print head.

US Pat. No. 10,429,753

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOCONDUCTOR, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electrophotographic photoconductor comprising:a support;
an undercoat layer;
a charge generation layer; and
a hole transport layer in this order,
wherein the undercoat layer comprises a polymerized product of a composition that comprises an electron transport substance haying a polymerizable group and a crosslinking agent,
and
the charge generation layer comprises a gallium phthalocyanine crystal and an amide compound represented by formula (N1):

 where R1 represents a methyl group, andwherein PN/PA is 0.005 or more and 0.080 or less, where PA represents an amount of the electron transport substance in terms of percent by mass based on a total mass of the undercoat layer and PN represents an amount of the amide compound represented by formula (N1) in terms of percent by mass based on a total mass of the charge generation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,750

ALIGNMENT MARK RECOVERY METHOD AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method for recovering an alignment mark after the alignment mark is obscured by one or more subsequent process steps, the method comprising:forming one or more alignment marks in a mark layer of a substrate, wherein an alignment mark of the one or more alignment marks is formed by exposing a resist covering the mark layer to a patterned radiation beam thereby forming an alignment pattern in a first mark area of the resist corresponding to the alignment mark;
forming one or more recovery marks in the mark layer, wherein a recovery mark of the one or more recovery marks is formed by:
exposing the resist to at least a portion of the patterned radiation beam thereby forming an alignment pattern in a second mark area of the resist, and
subsequently exposing the second mark area of the resist, each time with a shifted patterned radiation beam until a substantial part of the second mark area has been exposed;
after exposure of the first and second mark areas, developing the resist to remove exposed or non-exposed resist portions;
adjusting one or more properties of the mark layer at the second mark area where the resist was removed, such that the one or more recovery marks are detectable after the one or more subsequent process steps; and
cleaning the mark layer by removing essentially all resist.

US Pat. No. 10,429,720

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION-TYPE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A wavelength conversion type spatial light modulation device comprising:a spatial light modulation section having a phase modulation plane to which laser light in a wavelength region longer than an ultraviolet region is input, and on which a phase of the laser light is modulated at each of a plurality of two-dimensionally arrayed regions, to generate modulated laser light;
a wavelength conversion section having a light incident plane which receives the modulated laser light output from the spatial light modulation section, and converting a wavelength of the modulated laser light into a wavelength in the ultraviolet region; and
an image transfer optical system coupling the phase modulation plane of the spatial light modulation section and the light incident plane of the wavelength conversion section, so as to be optically conjugate systems to each other, wherein
the spatial light modulation section includes a spatial light modulator,
the image transfer optical system transfers a phase distribution of the modulated laser light provided on the phase modulation plane of the spatial light modulator, onto the light incident plane of the wavelength conversion section, so as to perform wavelength conversion in a state in which the phase distribution is provided to the modulated laser light, and
the image transfer optical system includes a 4f optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,429,719

183 NM CW LASER AND INSPECTION SYSTEM

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An inspection system comprising:a laser assembly configured to generate continuous wave (CW) laser output light having a wavelength in the range of approximately 181 nm to approximately 185 nm;
first optics configured to direct the laser output light from the laser assembly to an article being inspected;
second optics configured to collect an image information portion of said laser output light affected by the article being inspected, and to direct the image information portion to one or more detectors,
wherein the laser assembly comprises:
a first fundamental CW laser configured to generate a first fundamental CW light having a first fundamental frequency with a corresponding first fundamental wavelength between about 1 ?m and 1.1 ?m;
a fourth harmonic generation module coupled to receive a first portion of the first fundamental CW light, and configured to generate a fourth harmonic light having a fourth harmonic frequency equal to four times the first fundamental frequency;
a fifth harmonic generation module coupled to receive a second portion of the first fundamental CW light and to receive said fourth harmonic light from the fourth harmonic generation module, said fifth harmonic generation module being configured to generate a fifth harmonic light having a fifth harmonic frequency equal to five times the first fundamental frequency by mixing said fourth harmonic light and said second portion of the first fundamental CW light;
a frequency mixing module configured to generate said laser output light by mixing said fifth harmonic light with a second CW light having a second frequency with a corresponding second wavelength between 1.26 ?m and 1.82 ?m,
wherein the fifth harmonic generation module comprises a first cavity and a first nonlinear crystal, said first cavity being formed by a plurality of first mirrors that are configured to circulate the second portion of the first fundamental CW light such that circulated said first fundamental CW light passes through the first nonlinear crystal, said first nonlinear crystal being configured to mix said circulated first fundamental CW light with said fourth harmonic light received directly from said fourth harmonic generator to generate said fifth harmonic light,
wherein the frequency mixing module comprises a second cavity and a second nonlinear crystal, said second cavity being formed by a plurality of second mirrors that are configured to circulate the second CW light such that the circulated second CW light passes through the second nonlinear crystal, and the second nonlinear crystal being configured to receive said fifth harmonic light directly from said fifth harmonic generator such that said fifth harmonic light mixes with said circulated second CW light to generate said laser output light, and
wherein at least one of the first and second nonlinear crystals comprises one of an annealed cesium lithium borate (CLBO) crystal, a hydrogen-treated CLBO crystal and a deuterium-treated CLBO crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,429,706

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE FOR DETECTING LOCAL CHANGE IN AN ELECTRIC FIELD

Centre National de la Rec...

1. An electro-optical device for optical detection of an electrical field generated locally by a sample, the device comprising:an alternative power source;
a linear upper polariser and a linear lower polariser;
a liquid crystal layer, between an upper alignment layer and a lower alignment layer having two alignment directions perpendicular to each other;
an upper electrode and a lower electrode, connected electrically to the alternative power source, and arranged such that when a difference in voltage (Vext) is applied between said electrodes by said alternative power source, an electrical field is created between the two electrodes, the liquid crystal layer immersing in said electrical field;
a layer of anisotropic electrical conductors, arranged between the electrodes;
characterized in that it also comprises:
said sample immersing in said electrical field created between the two electrodes;
a light source configured to emit an incident beam in monochromatic light in the direction of an optical sensor, by transmission or reflection of said incident beam through the liquid crystal layer;
and characterized in that:
said liquid crystal layer has active variable polarisation, the layer of anisotropic electrical conductors is configured to send said electrical field created between the two electrodes in a single direction of propagation secant to the alignment layers;said layer of anisotropic electrical conductors being arranged in contact with the upper alignment layer or separated from the latter by the upper polariser.

US Pat. No. 10,429,705

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal panel comprising:first and second substrates arranged to be opposite each other at a predetermined gap;
a liquid crystal layer filled between the first and second substrates;
a counter electrode pattern formed on the first substrate;
a pixel electrode pattern formed on the first substrate;
scanning lines to which control pulses for providing write timing of a signal potential are applied, the scanning lines extending in a first direction; and
signal lines to which the signal potential is applied,
wherein the pixel electrode pattern includes
a contact portion connected to a first main electrode of a transistor, whose gate electrode is connected to one of the scanning lines, and whose second main electrode is connected to one of the signal lines,
a plurality of elongated electrode branches having lengths greater than widths and formed in a pixel region surrounded by the scanning lines and signal lines,
a plurality of elongated slits having lengths greater than widths and formed between the electrode branches in a lengthwise extending direction of the electrode branches,
a partial connection branch of the pixel electrode pattern that is positioned nearer to the contact portion than to a center of the pixel region and that subdivides a plurality of the slits in the lengthwise extending direction of the electrode branches into a plurality of slit portions aligned in said lengthwise extending direction of the electrode branches,
a first connection portion connecting ends of each of the electrode branches at ends adjacent to the contact portion, and
a second connection portion connecting other ends of each of the electrode branches,
wherein the electrode branches include:
first electrode branches that connect the first connection portion and the second connection portion; and
second electrode branches that connect the partial connection branch and the second connection portion,
wherein the contact portion is arranged between the first electrode branches in a widthwise extending direction of the electrode branches, the slit portions of each of the slits include a first slit portion and a second slit portion that is shorter than the first slit portion, and the second slit is disposed between the contact portion and the partial connection branch, and
wherein the partial connection branch is disposed between each of the first slit portion and the second slit portion of each of the slits, and
wherein the pixel electrode pattern in the pixel region overlaps the scanning lines surrounding the pixel region.

US Pat. No. 10,429,686

HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A combination of a heat dissipation module and a heat generating device, wherein the heat dissipation module comprises:a hollow heat dissipation chamber, which has a first side surface and a second side surface that is spaced from the first side surface;
a plurality of first heat dissipation fins, which is arranged on the first side surface of the heat dissipation chamber and located externally of the heat dissipation chamber and extending away from the heat dissipation chamber;
a plurality of airflow ducts, which is arranged in an interior space of the heat dissipation chamber delimited by the first and second side surfaces of the heat dissipation chamber, each of the airflow ducts having two ends respectively connected to two end surfaces of the heat dissipation chamber and spaced from the second side surface of the heat dissipation chamber; and
a plurality of pairs of fans, which are arranged on the two end surfaces of the heat dissipation chamber to respectively correspond to the two ends of the plurality of airflow ducts, the two end surfaces of the heat dissipation chamber being provided with a plurality of first airflow openings respectively corresponding to the two ends of the plurality of airflow ducts, internal spaces of the plurality of airflow ducts being set in communication with an outside space of the heat dissipation chamber through the first airflow openings;
wherein the heat generating device is arranged on the second side surface of the heat dissipation chamber to partly overlap and directly contact the second side surface of the heat dissipation chamber and is located outside the heat dissipation chamber, such that heat generated by the heat generating device is transmitted to the heat dissipation chamber; and
wherein each of the pairs of fans is arranged to correspond to one of the plurality of airflow ducts and comprises a first fan and a second fan respectively corresponding to the two ends of the one of the plurality of airflow ducts, the first fan driving an airflow into the internal space of the one of the plurality of airflow ducts and the second fan driving the airflow out of the internal space of the one of the plurality of airflow ducts, wherein the airflow moves in a direction between the two ends of the one of the plurality of airflow ducts at a location that is spaced from the second side surface of the heat dissipation chamber and external of the heat generating device to dissipate away the heat transmitted from the heat generating device to the heat dissipation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,429,678

PANEL REVERSING APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY ELEMENT

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

4. An apparatus for reversing a panel, the apparatus comprising:a panel support unit which supports the panel;
a rotating unit which rotates the panel support unit so as to reverse a direction, in which one surface of the panel supported by the panel support unit faces, and a direction, in which the other surface of the panel faces; and
an absorbing means comprising a plurality of suction holes,
wherein the panel support unit includes a single surface contact unit which is in contact with only one surface between the one surface and the other surface of the panel,
wherein the single surface contact unit includes a head which is in contact with a center of a contact surface of the panel, and at least one pair of radial arms extending in an outwardly radial direction from the head to be in contact with at least a part of the contact surface of the panel and positioned in a diagonal line of the contact surface of the panel, and
wherein the plurality of suction holes are arranged in the head and radial arms of the single surface contact unit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,677

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE HAVING A WIDE BRILLOUIN BANDWIDTH

Honeywell International I...

1. A waveguide, comprising:a Brillouin bandwidth;
a cladding including
first layers of a first material, each first layer having a physical characteristic of approximately a first value, and
second layers of a second material, each second layer having the physical characteristic of approximately a second value that is different from the first value, the second layers alternating with the first layers such that the Brillouin bandwidth is wider than the Brillouin bandwidth would be if the cladding excluded the first layers or excluded the second layers; and
a core disposed within the cladding.

US Pat. No. 10,429,670

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AXIAL GROWTH WITH AN OCULAR LENS

MENICON SINGAPORE PTE LTD...

1. An ocular lens, comprising:a lens body, the lens body including an optic zone shaped to direct central light towards a central focal point of a central region of a retina of an eye when disposed relative to the eye, and
a semi-spherical or hexagonal optic feature protruding from the lens body defined outside the optic zone on the lens body that directs peripheral light into the eye away from the central region of the retina when the lens body is disposed relative to the eye, wherein the semi-spherical or hexagonal optic feature further causes the peripheral light directed away from the central region of the retina to have a focal point in front of the retina.

US Pat. No. 10,429,667

GLASSES FRAME WITH CLOSED POSITION PROTECTING LENSES FROM IMPACTS OR FRICTION

1. A glasses frame of the type comprising:a front-frame, comprising two rims (2, 3) for lens support, and a bridge (1) connecting said rims;
hinges; and
two temples (4, 5) connected to said front-frame through the hinges which allow the rotation of the temples (4, 5) from a work position substantially perpendicular to the front-frame, to wear the pair of glasses, as far as a home position substantially parallel to the front-frame, to put away the glasses, said temples (4, 5) being directly hinged onto the two rims (2, 3),
wherein the front-frame further comprises at least one pivot mechanism (C) that allows mutual rotation by at least 180° of said rims (2, 3) around a rotation axis (X-X), wherein
said at least one pivot mechanism is provided in an asymmetrical and eccentric area with respect to the bridge (1),
said rotation axis (X-X) is substantially lying in a plane, wherein said plane contains the two centers of said rims (2, 3) and said plane is perpendicular to the rims.

US Pat. No. 10,429,650

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A head-mounted display, comprising:a transparent display, configured to emit an image light beam;
a liquid crystal lens, disposed near the transparent display; and
a first Fresnel lens, wherein the transparent display is disposed between the liquid crystal lens and the first Fresnel lens, the liquid crystal lens and the first Fresnel lens are physically separated and respectively disposed at different sides of the transparent display, the first Fresnel lens is adapted to receive an ambient light beam, and wherein the head-mounted display is adapted to allow at least a part of the image light beam emitted from the transparent display passing through a pupil by phase modulating of at least a part of the liquid crystal lens, and wherein the phase modulating in a part of the liquid crystal lens is performed by electric power provided by the head-mounted display in a first mode, and the phase modulating in an entirety of the liquid crystal lens is performed by electric power provided by the head-mounted display in a second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,429,644

DATA PROCESSING

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method of processing data for an augmented reality environment, the method comprising, at an augmented reality user device:receiving at least one signal from a radio frequency beacon at at least one radio frequency receiver of the augmented reality user device;
performing a spatial resolution operation in relation to the at least one received signal to determine a location of the radio frequency beacon; and
rendering one or more audio features of a virtual object in the augmented reality environment on the augmented reality user device at least on the basis of the determined location of the radio frequency beacon,
wherein the method comprises transmitting a connection request to the radio frequency beacon, the connection request comprising a request to connect to the radio frequency beacon over a different type of connection from a connection over which the at least one signal is received from the radio frequency beacon and/or over which the connection request is transmitted to the radio frequency beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,429,638

CONTROL UNIT, OPTICAL DEFLECTION SYSTEM, IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A control unit to control a movement of a reflector, comprising:a drive signal output unit to apply a drive voltage having a cyclic waveform including a minimum value and a maximum value in each cycle, to a piezoelectric element to deform the piezoelectric element, the deformation of the piezoelectric element causing the reflector to move; and
circuitry to control the drive voltage to have the minimum value greater than a zero voltage that is zero, by a given difference value.

US Pat. No. 10,429,637

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An electro-optical device, comprising:a first mirror being positioned above a surface of a substrate and modulating light;
a torsion hinge being positioned between the first mirror and the substrate and supporting the first mirror such that the first mirror is pivotable about an axis;
a beam portion being disposed between the first mirror and the substrate at a position that does not overlap a second mirror in plan view, and being supported by the substrate while being spaced away from the second mirror and the substrate; and
a spring tip protruding from the beam portion toward a position that overlaps the second mirror in plan view, and regulates a pivot range of the second mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,429,633

IMAGING MODULE AND ENDOSCOPE

FUJIKURA LTD., Koto-ku, ...

1. An imaging module comprising:a solid-state image sensing device comprising an imaging-device terminal;
a connector having a first end face, a second end face located opposite to the first end face, a first side face orthogonal to the first end face, and a second side face orthogonal to the first end face and the first side face, the connector comprising: a main body serving as an insulating member; a first implanted conductor that is implanted in an inside of the main body; a second implanted conductor that is implanted in an inside of the main body and is longer than the first implanted conductor; a first mounting terminal that is provided on the first end face, is electrically connected to the imaging-device terminal, and constitutes part of the first implanted conductor and part of the second implanted conductor; a first groove that includes a second mounting terminal constituting part of the first implanted conductor and is provided between the first side face and the second side face; a second groove that includes a third mounting terminal constituting part of the second implanted conductor and is provided between the first side face and the second side face; and a third groove that is located between the first groove and the second groove in an extending direction of the main body;
a coaxial cable comprising: an internal conductor that is provided in the first groove and is electrically connected to the second mounting terminal; a sheath conductor that is provided in the second groove and is electrically connected to the third mounting terminal; and a coated portion that is provided in the third groove;
a fifth mounting terminal that is provided on the second end face and constitutes part of the second implanted conductor; and
solder that electrically connects the fifth mounting terminal and the coaxial cable, wherein
the fifth mounting terminal includes a terminal-front-end portion, and the terminal-front-end portion is located at a position apart from a connection surface between the second mounting terminal and the coaxial cable,
the coaxial cable includes: an outer coating provided around the periphery of the sheath conductor; and a cable boundary portion located at a boundary between the sheath conductor and the outer coating,
the cable boundary portion is located outside the second end face, and
the solder coats the fifth mounting terminal and the sheath conductor so as to form a curved surface that extends from the terminal-front-end portion to the cable boundary portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,628

MULTIFOCAL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STABILIZATION OF OPTICAL SYSTEMS

The University of British...

1. A method for imaging a sample, the method comprising:providing one or more fiducial markers near the sample;
imaging the sample using a first imaging system comprising an objective lens; and
while imaging the sample:
imaging the one or more fiducial markers with a second imaging system by way of the objective lens and focusing the second imaging system independently of the first imaging system;
processing images of the one or more fiducial markers obtained by the second imaging system to yield a measure of drift of the fiducial markers relative to the objective lens; and
controlling an actuator to correct for the drift.

US Pat. No. 10,429,627

COMPUTATIONAL MICROSCOPY THROUGH A CANNULA

University of Utah Resear...

1. An imaging system, comprising:an optical fiber;
a cannula configured for implantation into a subject;
a mating sleeve coupling the cannula to the optical fiber;
a light source coupled to the optical fiber and configured for providing optical stimulation through the optical fiber to the subject;
a camera supported by the mating sleeve to capture an optical emission for a single frame image, with no scanning performed, from the subject resulting from the optical stimulation;
a dichroic mirror secured to the mating sleeve to allow the optical stimulation to pass from the optical fiber to the cannula and to redirect the emission from the cannula to the camera; and
an image reconstructor electrically connected to the camera and adapted to reconstruct an image of the subject using an electrical signal received from the camera, wherein the image reconstructor reconstructs the image using a linear combination model of intensity distributions.

US Pat. No. 10,429,622

MOBILE DEVICE AND OPTICAL IMAGING LENS THEREOF

Genius Electronic Optical...

1. An optical imaging lens, comprising a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, and a fifth lens element sequentially arranged along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, each of the first lens element to the fifth lens element having an object-side surface facing toward the object side and an image-side surface facing toward the image side, wherein:the first lens element is made of plastic;
the object-side surface of the second lens element has a convex portion in a vicinity of the optical axis and a convex portion in a vicinity of a periphery of the second lens element;
the object-side surface of the third lens element has a concave portion in a vicinity of a periphery of the third lens element;
the object-side surface of the fourth lens element has a concave portion in a vicinity of the optical axis and a concave portion in a periphery of the fourth lens element;
the object-side surface of the fifth lens element has a concave portion in a vicinity of the optical axis and a concave portion in a periphery of the fifth lens element; and
the optical imaging lens as a whole has only the five lens elements having refracting power;
wherein a distance between the image-side surface of the fifth lens element and an image plane along the optical axis is BFL, an air gap between the first lens element and the second lens element along the optical axis is G12, an air gap between the fourth lens element and the fifth lens element along the optical axis is G45, a central thickness of the fifth lens element along the optical axis is T5, and the optical imaging lens satisfies the equation:
1.861?(BFL+G12)/(G45+T5)?3.055.

US Pat. No. 10,429,609

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An optical system comprising:a positive lens Gp; and
a focus unit configured to move during focusing and disposed closer to an image side than the positive lens Gp,
wherein a front unit disposed closer to an object side than the positive lens Gp has positive refractive power as a whole, and
wherein the following conditional expressions are satisfied:
LD/f<1.00;
15.0 0.020 0.35 0.05<(R12?R11)/(R12+R11)<0.80,
where ?dGp is an Abbe number of a material for the positive lens Gp, ?gF_Gp is a partial dispersion ratio of the material for the positive lens Gp, Dpi is a distance on an optical axis from an object-side lens surface of the positive lens Gp to an image surface, LD is a distance on the optical axis from a lens surface of the optical system closest to the object to the image surface, f is a focal length of the optical system, R11 is curvature radius of the object-side lens surface of the positive lens Gp, and R12 is a curvature radius of an image-side lens surface of the positive lens Gp.

US Pat. No. 10,429,606

LENS DRIVE UNIT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A lens drive unit comprising:an actuator, the actuator including:
a piezoelectric element configured to be capable of extending and contracting in one direction;
a weight joined with one end face of the piezoelectric element in a direction of extension and contraction of the piezoelectric element; and
a shaft joined with the other end face of the piezoelectric element in the direction of extension and contraction of the piezoelectric element;
a friction engagement member frictionally engaging an outer periphery of the shaft of the actuator;
a lens frame coupled to the friction engagement member;
a base member including a holding portion recessed to have a shape of the weight of the actuator to thereby house the weight, the base member being configured to fix the actuator in the holding portion;
a pair of electrodes disposed on the weight, the pair of electrodes being electrically connected with a pair of electrodes disposed in the piezoelectric element;
a pair of electric wires disposed on an inner lateral surface of the holding portion, the pair of electric wires contacting the pair of electrodes disposed on the weight; and
at least two protrusions disposed on an inner lateral surface of the holding portion, the two protrusions each contacting the weight housed in the holding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,605

LENS TUBE AND IMAGING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A lens tube comprising:a barrel that houses at least one first lens;
a holder that is fixed to a substrate in which an imager is arranged, the holder being mounted to one end of the barrel in an axial direction of the barrel such that an optical axis of the first lens and an optical axis of the imager are aligned with each other; and
a cap that houses at least one second lens and is mounted to the other end of the barrel in the axial direction, wherein:
the cap includes a claw portion that is formed by being bent and extending toward an axis of the cap;
the claw portion is formed at an edge portion on one end of the cap opposite to the other end of the cap to which the barrel is mounted in an axial direction of the cap;
a first spacer is arranged to be sandwiched between the first lens and the second lens, the first spacer being formed into an annular shape;
the second lens, the first spacer, and the first lens are sandwiched and fixed between the claw portion and a second spacer that is disposed in the barrel in an axial direction of the cap and the barrel, the second spacer being formed into an annular shape; and
the second lens is not housed in a portion of the barrel that is positioned in the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,429,603

OPTICAL FIBER CASSETTE WITH CORRESPONDING RAIL STRUCTURES

Advanced-Connectek Inc., ...

1. An optical fiber cassette with corresponding rail structures, comprising:an optical fiber cassette located between the corresponding rail structures, wherein the optical fiber cassette comprises a front engaging block and a rear flexible buckling arm, the rear flexible buckling arm comprises a second suspended arm reflexed from a rear portion of the optical fiber cassette and an engaging hook formed on an end portion of the second suspended arm;
wherein, each rail structure comprises a front flexible buckling arm and a rear buckling hook, wherein the front engaging block is corresponding to the front flexible buckling arm, and the rear flexible buckling arm corresponding to the rear buckling hook, and the front flexible buckling arm comprises a first suspended arm reflexed from a front portion of the rail structure and a stopping block formed on an end portion of the first suspended arm; and when the optical fiber cassette is inserted between the corresponding rail structures from a first inserting side, the front engaging block is buckled with the front flexible buckling arm of one of the rail structures, when the front flexible buckling arm is pressed and detached from the front engaging block, the optical fiber cassette is detached from the rail structures from the first inserting side; when the optical fiber cassette is inserted between the rail structures from a second inserting side, the rear flexible buckling arm is buckled with the rear buckling hook of one of the rail structures, when the rear flexible buckling arm is pressed and detached from the rear buckling hook, the optical fiber cassette is detached from the rail structures from the second inserting side.

US Pat. No. 10,429,598

OPTICAL DEVICE AND OPTICAL COUPLING MODULE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An optical device comprising:an optical element provided directly on a second main surface opposed to a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate;
a via aligned with the optical element and formed to extend part way in a thickness direction from the first main surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
a first wiring layer provided on the second main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the optical element is made of a compound semiconductor, and the compound semiconductor is formed integrally with the second main surface of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the via has a region where inner walls on both sides of the via extend in a first direction parallel to the thickness direction from a bottom side of the via,
and in a cross section of the via along a plane parallel to the first main surface, the via is other than circular.

US Pat. No. 10,429,593

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTORS AND CONNECTORIZATION EMPLOYING ADAPTER EXTENSIONS AND/OR FLEXURES

1. A connectorized fiber optic cable assembly comprising:a connector housing comprising a ferrule retaining portion, an adapter seating portion, and a longitudinal axis extending through the ferrule retaining portion of the connector housing and the adapter seating portion of the connector housing;
a ferrule retained by the ferrule retaining portion of the connector housing, the ferrule comprising an optical fiber bore;
a cable adapter comprising an optical cable passageway, an optical fiber passageway, an extension securement portion, a housing insert portion seated in the adapter seating portion of the connector housing, and an adapter abutment positioned between the extension securement portion and the housing insert portion, wherein the adapter abutment limits an extent to which the cable adapter extends into the adapter seating portion of the connector housing;
an adapter extension secured to the extension securement portion of the cable adapter and comprising an extended cable passageway;
a fiber optic cable extending along the extended cable passageway of the adapter extension and the optical cable passageway of the cable adapter, the fiber optic cable comprising an optical fiber extending along optical fiber passageway of the cable adapter to the optical fiber bore of the ferrule; and
a multi-diametrical sealing flexure comprising a cable engaging portion engaging an outer cable surface of the fiber optic cable, a housing engaging portion engaging an outer housing surface of the connector housing, and an intermediate flexure portion extending from the cable engaging portion to the housing engaging portion and engaging an outer extension surface of the adapter extension.

US Pat. No. 10,429,585

LIGHT HARVESTING FIBER OPTIC AMPLIFIERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:acquiring an optical fiber comprising a core that is configured to convey light;
cleaving the optical fiber to form a first length and a second length;
disposing a photon converter onto an end of the first length of the optical fiber, wherein the photon converter includes a void that allows the light through the core; and
splicing the end of the first length of the optical fiber to an end of the second length of the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,429,583

OPTICAL BRANCHING WAVEGUIDE AND OPTICAL MODULE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical branching waveguide comprising:a substrate;
a first optical waveguide provided on the substrate, the first optical waveguide including a first portion;
a second optical waveguide provided on the substrate and arranged close to the first optical waveguide, the second optical waveguide including a second portion; and
a cladding layer covering one of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide and including an opening overlapping the other of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide, the other of the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide being exposed from the cladding layer to air in the opening,
wherein an effective refractive index of the first optical waveguide at the first portion and an effective refractive index of the second optical waveguide at the second portion become equal in one of a state where resin is present in the opening and a state where resin is not present in the opening, so that an optical path of an optical signal traveling in the first optical waveguide switches from the first optical waveguide to the second optical waveguide,
wherein the optical path of the optical signal remains in the first optical waveguide without switching to the second optical waveguide in the other of the state where resin is present in the opening and the state where resin is not present in the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,429,578

PLASTIC FRAME ASSEMBLY, BACKLIGHT SOURCE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight source comprising: a plastic frame assembly, and a LED lamp strip connected to the plastic frame assembly through a lamp strip adhesive, wherein the plastic frame assembly comprises a plastic frame and a heat-conducting component which are connected with each other to result in an integrated structure; wherein, the plastic frame comprises an engagement structure comprising convex portions and concave portions alternately provided with one another; and, the heat-conducting component comprises a heat-conducting member and a plurality of protrusions protruded from a surface of the heat-conducting member, the protrusions being inserted into the plastic frame at the engagement structure thereof, wherein, the heat-conducting component further comprises a plurality of heat dissipation-purposed through holes formed in the heat-conducting member; and, the through holes are exposed in the concave portions of the engagement structure, respectively, to form a plurality of heat dissipation-purposed hollow passages in the plastic frame assembly; wherein the LED lamp strip is disposed inside each of the concave portions of the engagement structure, and, each of the through holes is located inside a projection of the corresponding LED lamp strip onto the heat-conducting component.

US Pat. No. 10,429,576

EDGELIT LED BLADE FIXTURE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A lighting system comprising:a frame comprising:
a first end plate comprising a first slot that is vertically oriented and formed on a first interior surface of the first end plate; and
a second end plate positioned opposite to and at a distance from the first end plate, the second end plate comprising a second slot that is vertically oriented and formed on a second interior surface of the second end plate a reflector coupled to the frame and extending from the first end plate towards the second end plate,
a heat sink assembly extending from the first end plate to the second end plate; and
a light assembly comprising:
a lightguide comprising a first surface, a second surface facing a direction opposite the first surface, the first surface and the second surface bounded by a first longitudinal edge, a second longitudinal edge positioned opposite the first longitudinal edge, a first lateral edge, and a second lateral edge positioned opposite the first lateral edge,
wherein the first lateral edge is inserted into the first slot of the first end plate and the second lateral edge is inserted into the second slot of the second end plate, such that the lightguide is oriented with the first longitudinal edge facing the heat sink assembly and the second longitudinal edge facing an area to be illuminated; and
one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed on the heat sink assembly and optically coupled to the lightguide such that light emitted by the one or more LEDs enters the lightguide through the first longitudinal edge and a portion of the light emitted by the one or more LEDs exits from the second longitudinal edge.

US Pat. No. 10,429,573

GLASSLESS THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING SINGLE BACKLIGHT UNIT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A double-sided glassless three-dimensional (3D) display apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a light source configured to emit light in each of a first direction to exit through a first side of the light source and a second direction to exit through a second side of the light source which is different from the first side of the light source by diffracting incident light;
a first display device configured to use the light emitted in the first direction for formation of a 3D image; and
a second display device configured to use the light emitted in the second direction for formation of the 3D image.

US Pat. No. 10,429,572

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A display device comprising:a light source module comprising:
a first backlight module having a first side and a second side opposite to each other, the first backlight module comprising:
a first light guide plate having a first light incident surface; and
a first light source disposed beside the first light incident surface;
a second backlight module disposed at the second side of the first backlight module, the second backlight module comprising:
a second light guide plate having a second light incident surface; and
a second light source disposed beside the second light incident surface;
a first turning film disposed at the first side of the first backlight module, the first turning film comprising a plurality of reverse prisms extending along an extension direction;
a first absorptive polarizer film disposed between the first backlight module and the second backlight module, the first absorptive polarizer film having a first polarizing transmission axis; and
one or more second absorptive polarizer films located between the first absorptive polarizer film and the second backlight module, each of the second absorptive polarizer films has a fourth polarizing transmission axis, wherein an axial direction of the fourth polarizing transmission axis of the second absorptive polarizer film is different from an axial direction of the first polarizing transmission axis of the first absorptive polarizer film; and
a display panel located at one side of the light source module; the display panel comprising:
a first polarizer film;
a second polarizer film having a second polarizing transmission axis; and
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first polarizer film and the second polarizer film, wherein the second polarizer film is located between the liquid crystal layer and the first turning film of the light source module, and an included angle between an axial direction of the first polarizing transmission axis and an axial direction of the second polarizing transmission axis substantially falls within a range from 0 degree to 60 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,429,566

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A light source module, comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
a plurality of light sources on the PCB;
an optical member on the PCB, the optical member surrounding the plurality of light sources; and
a conductive member coupled to the optical member, the conductive member including a protrusion grounding the conductive member,
wherein the optical member is disposed between the PCB and the conductive member,
wherein the optical member comprises:
a first optical member side surface provided on one side of each of the plurality of light sources;
a second optical member side surface provided on another side of each of the plurality of light sources to face the first optical member side surface; and
an optical member connecting part provided between adjacent light sources of the plurality of light sources to connect the first optical member side surface to the second optical member side surface, and
wherein the optical member connecting part comprises a coupling projection in a lower portion thereof, the coupling projection being coupled to a coupling hole provided in the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,429,560

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING POLARIZING ELEMENT, POLARIZING ELEMENT ROLL AND SINGLE SHEET TYPE POLARIZING ELEMENT HAVING LOCAL BLEACHING AREAS

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

1. A method for manufacturing a roll of a polarizing element including locally bleached areas by a continuous process comprising:providing a polarizing element including a polyvinyl alcohol-based polarizer in which at least one of iodine and dichroic dye is oriented in a certain direction;
forming a mask layer including at least one punched area on one surface of the polarizing element;
attaching a temporary protective film on the surface opposite to the surface on which the mask layer is formed;
partially bleaching the polarizing element laminated with the mask layer and the temporary protective film by immersing the polarizing element into a bleaching solution;
removing the mask layer and the temporary protective film from the polarizing element sequentially after the step of immersing the polarizing element into a bleaching solution;
correcting an appearance of the partially bleached polarizing element;
washing with purified water and drying the polarizing element after the step of correcting an appearance,
wherein the step of correcting an appearance of the partially bleached polarizing element is carried out using a method of immersing the polarizing element into a neutralizing solution,
wherein the neutralizing solution includes one or more types of neutralizing agents selected from the group consisting of sulfuric acid, citric acid, and hydrochloric acid, and
wherein the locally bleached areas have single transmittance of 90% or greater in a wavelength band of 400 nm to 800 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,429,557

OPTICAL FILTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A multi-band pass filter comprising:a filter layer comprising a plurality of epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) material layers that are sequentially arranged, the plurality of ENZ material layers each comprising an ENZ material having an approximate zero value of a permittivity at a given wavelength, and the plurality of ENZ material layers having ENZ wavelengths different from each other; and
an aperture-defining layer that is disposed on the filter layer and comprises at least one aperture,
wherein the filter layer is directly exposed to incident light through the at least one aperture, and is configured to pass a plurality of wavelength regions of the incident light, and
wherein material and thickness of each of the plurality of ENZ material layers are configured such that the plurality of ENZ material layers have different resonant frequencies and the multi-band pass filter transmits light of the plurality wavelength regions.

US Pat. No. 10,429,554

HALF MIRROR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND LIGHTING UNIT USING THE SAME

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A half mirror which receives light and reflects a part of the light while transmitting another part of the light from a base material, the half mirror comprising:the base material, which has a first surface and a second surface formed in a substantially planar shape, the base material being made from a transparent material and comprising a polycarbonate resin; and
a half mirror layer formed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the base material as a chromium oxide layer of only one layer having a layer thickness,
wherein a minimum of a ratio of oxygen to chromium in a thickness direction of the half mirror layer toward the base material is at least 0.55, and a maximum of the ratio of oxygen to chromium in the thickness direction of the half mirror layer toward the base material is at most 0.86, and
wherein a minimum amount of oxygen in the chromium oxide layer in the thickness direction of the half mirror layer toward the base material is at least 35 atomic percent, and a maximum amount of oxygen in the chromium oxide layer in the thickness direction of the half mirror layer toward the base material is at most 46 atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 10,429,553

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY HAVING MICROLOUVERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical assembly comprising:a transparent substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface substantially opposite the first major surface, the transparent substrate having a predetermined thickness measured as a distance between the first major surface and the second major surface, the transparent substrate including at least one damage layer substantially disposed between a first non-damage layer and a second non-damage layer, the first non-damaged layer substantially including the first major surface and the second non-damaged layer substantially including the second major surface; and
a plurality of elongated laser-induced damage tracks disposed within the at least one damaged layer to form at least one area pattern, wherein light directed toward the transparent substrate at an angle that exceeds a predetermined viewing angle (?) is scattered by the plurality of laser-induced damage tracks, and wherein light directed toward the transparent substrate at an angle that is less than the predetermined viewing angle (?) is transmitted by the transparent substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,429,551

MICROLENS ARRAY

NALUX CO., LTD., Osaka-S...

1. A microlens array provided with a plurality of microlenses,wherein each microlens contains N sides of a convex polygon, a microlens vertex that is away from a plane of the convex polygon, and N curved surfaces divided by lines connecting the microlens vertex and the N vertices of the convex polygon, and when the straight line that passes through the microlens vertex and is perpendicular to the plane of the convex polygon is defined as a z axis, the point of intersection between the z axis and the plane of the convex polygon is defined as the origin, the straight line in the plane of the convex polygon that passes through the origin and is perpendicular to a side of the convex polygon is defined as an x axis, a z coordinate of one of the N curved surfaces corresponding to the side is determined by an x coordinate alone and is represented by a function
z=f(x),a distance from the origin to the side is represented as t,refractive index of a material of the microlens is n0, A represents a nonnegative constant, C represents a positive constant, and g(x) is defined byf(x) is determined such thatis satisfied in 0.25·t<|x|?t, andwherein when an acute angle formed between the direction in which a ray that travels in the z axis direction and is orthogonally incident on the plane travels after exiting from the one of the N curved surfaces and the z axis is represented by ?, and ?c and ?e are defined such that
are satisfied,is satisfied at |x|=t, andf(x) is determined such that when values of relative illuminance are defined such that the value corresponding to the maximum illuminance is 1, the values are 0.65 or more in an area corresponding to the rays with ? in the range of ?c+0.1(?e??c)????e?0.1(?e??c).

US Pat. No. 10,429,549

OPTICAL ELEMENT COMPRISING A REFLECTIVE COATING

1. An optical element comprising a reflective coating, the reflective coating comprising:a adhesion-promoting layer;
an at least partially reflective metal layer disposed on the adhesion-promoting layer; and
a protective layer system disposed on the reflective metal layer, the protective layer system containing a plurality of dielectric layers,
wherein the dielectric layers comprise at least one first layer and at least one second layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer have a different resistance to at least two different contamination substances,
wherein the dielectric layers have a thickness of not more than 20 nm,
wherein a number of the dielectric layers amounts to at least five,
wherein the first layer is an aluminum oxide layer,
wherein the second layer is a silicon oxide layer, and
wherein the protective layer system contains at least two layer pairs made up in each case of the first layer and the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,548

POLARIZING PLATE

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A single side protective film-bearing polarizing plate comprising:a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer;
a polarizer having a thickness d1 less than or equal to 10 ?m;
a first adhesive layer having a thickness d2 less than or equal to 2.0 ?m; and
a protective film having a thickness d3 less than or equal to 50 ?m, in this order,
the thicknesses d1, d2, and d3 satisfying the following expression
100×d2/(d1+d3)?1.1, and
the first adhesive layer being a layer of a cured product of a photo-curable adhesive,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is laminated on an outer surface of the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,545

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EVALUATING AND RANKING GEOBODIES USING A EULER CHARACTERISTIC

Landmark Graphics Corpora...

1. A computer-implemented method to evaluate a geobody, the method comprising:receiving an earth model comprising a plurality of cells;
receiving entry of one or more filters directed to one or more characteristics of a desired geobody;
determining porosity and/or permeability values for each pair of cells of the earth model;
identifying pairs of cells with porosity and/or permeability values above a threshold value;
generating a plurality of first generation geobodies, each of the first generation geobodies comprising at least one pair of cells with a porosity and/or permeability value above the threshold value;
filtering the plurality of first generation geobodies to remaining first generation geobodies by eliminating first generation geobodies with a cell count lower than a threshold cell count;
calculating a connectivity score for each of the remaining first generation geobodies by using a Euler Characteristic, wherein the Euler Characteristic is associated with the porosity and/or permeability values of the first generation geobodies;
ranking the remaining first generation geobodies in relation to one another based on their connectivity scores; and
outputting the ranked remaining first generation geobodies.

US Pat. No. 10,429,532

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR ESTIMATING FORMATION ELASTIC PROPERTIES USING DECOMPOSED AND UNDECOMPOSED SIGNAL

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for evaluating a formation, comprising:exciting a multipole wavefield;
acquiring an acoustic signal;
determining waveforms of the acoustic signal without azimuthal decomposition to obtain undecomposed waveforms;
applying modal decomposition to the waveforms for extracting n-th azimuthal harmonics to obtain decomposed waveforms; and
comparing the undecomposed waveforms and the decomposed waveforms to estimate elastic properties of the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,429,529

ADAPTIVE FAULT TRACKING

Foster Findlay Associates...

1. A method for producing a visual representation of a subterranean environment, the method comprising the steps of:transmitting, via a seismic source, an acoustic signal that propagates into an area of substrate to be evaluated;
receiving, via at least one seismic receiver, reflections of the acoustic signal corresponding to geological survey data, the geological survey data being proximate the area of substrate to be evaluated;
(a) generating, via a computer processor, at least one attribute volume comprising a plurality of attributes from said geological survey data;
(b), receiving from an operator an identification of at least one region of interest on a predetermined cross-section of said at least one attribute volume;
(c) receiving from the operator an addition of at least one seed to said at least one region of interest, the at least one seed being at least one of a point, a line, a polygon, and an area defined within the at least one region of interest;
(d) receiving from the operator a definition of at least one representative area having at least similar characteristics as said region of interest;
(e) starting, via the computer processor, an initial generation of at least one basic geological object by adapting said at least one seed and/or representative area, wherein said at least one basic geological object is generated by applying a mesh propagation algorithm adapted to generate a surface mesh from said at least one seed, and which includes at least on predetermined constraint, including at least one external force, obtained from empirical geological data, and at least one internal force adapted to maintain a surface shape of said surface mesh;
(f) determining, via the computer processor, growth confidence levels for any of said at least one basic geological object based on a realistic geological principles;
constructing a map of said at least one basic geological object with colour-coded data of said growth confidence levels to provide the operator with an instant indication of confidence;
(g) monitoring a visual representation of said at least one basic geological object during said initial generation;
(h) selectively stopping said initial generation of said at least one basic geological object, responsive to at least one boundary condition constraint associated with the at least one basic geological object;
(i) generating, via the computer processor, at least one optimized geological object through manipulation of at least part of said at least one basic geological object; and
(j) constructing a visual representation of the subterranean environment, the visual representation including an optimized fault object representation based at least in part on the at least one geological object;
utilizing the visual representation in the detection and identification of stratigraphic features during hydrocarbon exploration; and
(k) responsive to the identified stratigraphic features from the optimized fault representation, providing an indication to a user with points for manipulation according to geological feasibility.

US Pat. No. 10,429,524

X-RAY DETECTOR WITH NON-TRANSPARENT INTERMEDIATE LAYER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. An X-ray detector comprising:a direct-converting converter element;
an evaluation unit; and
an intermediate layer arranged flat between the direct-converting converter element and the evaluation unit, the intermediate layer being non-transparent for visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light.

US Pat. No. 10,429,519

SYSTEM AND A RELATIVE METHOD FOR DETECTING POLLUTING SUBSTANCES USING A REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLE FROM A HAPTIC COMMAND DEVICE

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI...

1. A system for the remote detection of substances, comprising:a vehicle that is mobile in space;
a position sensor mounted on the vehicle and configured to detect a current position of the vehicle;
a detection sensor mounted on the vehicle and configured to detect a physical quantity of at least one polluting and/or radioactive substance present in a detection point located in the space where the vehicle moves in a vicinity of the current position of the vehicle, in such a way to detect, monitor or inspect the presence of the polluting and/or radioactive substance in the space where the vehicle moves on the basis of the detected physical quantity; and
a control device configured to remotely pilot the vehicle, wherein the control device has a haptic interface suitable to return a force feedback to a user of the control device on the basis of the detected physical quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,429,516

POSITIONING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING WHETHER PREDICTIVE EPHEMERIS DATA IS USED FOR POSITIONING CALCULATION

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A positioning control apparatus, comprising:a GPS unit that performs a satellite searching step of searching for a GPS satellite and a positioning calculating step of performing a positioning calculation by use of a GPS signal received from the GPS satellite searched for in the satellite searching step;
an acquisition unit that acquires predictive ephemeris data from outside of the positioning control apparatus;
a setup unit that sets up, based on a required location accuracy level required for location information calculated by way of the positioning control apparatus, a switching condition such that the predictive ephemeris data is i) used for both the satellite searching step and the positioning calculating step, or ii) used for the satellite searching step only among the satellite searching step and the positioning calculating step; and
a control unit that switches, based on the switching condition that has been set up by way of the setup unit, the predictive ephemeris data to be i) used for both the satellite searching step and the positioning calculating step, or ii) used for the satellite searching step only among the satellite searching step and the positioning calculating step.

US Pat. No. 10,429,504

DEVICE FOR PREVENTING VEHICLE ACCIDENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A vehicle comprising:a radar module configured to receive emergency situation notification information indicating a deteriorating weather condition and an accident occurrence state from a front vehicle positioned ahead;
an output unit configured to output the received emergency situation notification information; and
a controller configured to:
control the radar module to transmit the emergency situation notification information including additional information, which is obtained through the radar module, to a rear vehicle positioned behind,
increase an intensity of a transmission signal including the emergency situation notification information if a distance between the vehicle and the rear vehicle is longer than a reference distance, and
reduce the intensity of the transmission signal, if the distance is less than the reference distance,
wherein a data frame constituting the emergency situation notification information comprises a black box image field indicating a black box image at the time when at least one of the deteriorating weather condition or the accident occurrence state is sensed, and a vehicle operation control field including a command for controlling a velocity of the vehicle as at least one of the deteriorating weather condition or the accident occurrence state is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,429,499

SENSOR SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, London ...

1. A sensor system for measuring a parameter of a target in a gas turbine engine, the sensor system comprising:a diaphragm mounted in a second temperature environment of the gas turbine engine;
a sensor mounted in a first temperature environment of the gas turbine engine, the second temperature environment of the gas turbine engine being hotter than the first temperature environment, the sensor comprising temperature sensitive electronics for measuring an axial spacing between the sensor and the diaphragm, the sensor being connected to a support so that the sensor is spaced from the diaphragm to the extent that the sensor is located in a first temperature environment of the gas turbine engine, whereby there is an unencumbered path between the sensor in the first temperature environment of the gas turbine engine and the second temperature environment of the gas turbine engine; and
an axially adjustable mount located in the second temperature environment that is hotter than the first temperature environment, the axially adjustable mount having a first axial end for mounting the diaphragm which is axially movable relative to the sensor and an opposing, second axial end which is axially fixed relative to the sensor, the diaphragm and the axially adjustable mount defining a chamber for opening to the target or for extending within the target;
wherein, in use, a change in a differential of the parameter across the diaphragm results in a change in a volume of the chamber and a change in the axial spacing between the first axial end and the second axial end of the axially adjustable mount and thus a change in the axial spacing between the diaphragm and sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,492

APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING MISALIGNMENT QUANTITY OF BEAM SENSOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A misalignment quantity calculating apparatus for calculating and correcting a misalignment quantity of an electromagnetic wave sensor relative to a vehicle upon which the electromagnetic wave sensor is mounted, the misalignment quantity calculating apparatus comprising:an identity determining means for determining whether a first object detected by the electromagnetic wave sensor is identical to a second object detected by an image sensor, the electromagnetic wave sensor transmitting a probing beam and receiving an echo based on the probing beam to detect the first object, the image sensor capturing an image and processing the image to detect the second object;
a misalignment quantity calculating means for calculating, as a misalignment quantity of the electromagnetic wave sensor, an angle between a first line segment and a second line segment when it is determined that the first object is identical to the second object, the first line segment connecting a predetermined reference point of the misalignment quantity calculating apparatus and a first feature point of the first object, the second line segment connecting the predetermined reference point and a second feature point of the second object, wherein the predetermined reference point comprises a front edge point of the vehicle;
a determining means for determining whether the calculated angle between the first line segment and the second line segment is equal to or more than an angular detection threshold value; and
a correcting means for correcting the probe beam of the electromagnetic wave sensor to cancel the calculated angle between the first line segment and the second line segment.

US Pat. No. 10,429,490

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE WITH DEPLOYABLE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE MODULE APPARATUS WITH RAMJET

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for bistatic radar target detection comprising:launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and navigating the UAV with a ramjet engine at supersonic cruise to beyond a radar range limit of a mothership aircraft;
maintaining the mothership aircraft on a flight profile outside the radar range limit;
extending antenna arms to act as air brakes reducing speed and providing boresight orientation of Tx/Rx modules for bistatic RF pulse reception;
employing a high power radar system on the mothership aircraft to emit radar pulses;
employing receive (Rx) modules on the UAV as a bistatic receiver to receive reflected radar pulses from targets; and,
transmitting target data from the UAV via a communications data link to the mothership aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,429,488

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEO-LOCATING AND DETECTING SOURCE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS

NOKOMIS, INC., Charleroi...

1. A network for identifying a real-world geographic location of an emission source emitting electromagnetic energy, said network comprising:(a) at least a pair of platforms disposed in a spaced apart relationship with each other and configured for a movement independently from each other;
(b) at least a pair of apparatuses, each apparatus being disposed on one of said at least pair of platforms and comprising an antenna and a receiver, said each apparatus being configured to at least collect, in a passive manner and during said movement of said platforms, at least one sample of the electromagnetic energy emission collected at said antenna and received at said receiver; and
(c) a means for determining a relative position of one platform from said at least pair of platforms relative to another platform from said at least pair of platforms;
(d) wherein at least one of said at least pair of apparatuses comprises a processor configured to define angular and spatial coordinates of the emission source based on an extraction of phase information from each sample of the electromagnetic energy emission collected at a respective antenna within said each apparatus and further based on a determination of phase information differences between antennas, a calculation, with a reference to said relative position, of direction of arrival (DoA) of the electromagnetic energy emission, a determination of a distance to the emission source and an estimation of a position of the emission source.

US Pat. No. 10,429,486

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LEARNED COMMUNICATIONS SIGNAL SHAPING

DeepSig Inc., Arlington,...

1. A method performed by one or more processor configured to train one or more machine-learning networks to process information transmitted through a communication channel, the method comprising:determining first information for transmission through a communication channel;
generating a first RF signal for transmission through the communication channel by processing the first information using an encoder machine-learning network;
determining a second RF signal that represents the first RF signal having been altered by transmission through the communication channel;
determining a first property of at least one of the first RF signal or the second RF signal;
calculating a first measure of distance between a target value of the first property and an actual value of at least one of the first RF signal or the second RF signal;
generating second information as a reconstruction of the first information by processing the second RF signal using a decoder machine-learning network;
calculating a second measure of distance between the first information and the second information; and
updating at least one of the encoder machine-learning network or the decoder machine-learning network based on (i) the first measure of distance between the actual value and the target value of the first property and (ii) the second measure of distance between the first information and the second information,
wherein updating at least one of the encoder machine-learning network or the decoder machine-learning network comprises:
determining an objective function comprising the first measure of distance and the second measure of distance,
calculating a rate of change of the objective function relative to variations in at least one of the encoder machine-learning network or the decoder machine-learning network, and
determining a goal value of the objective function by using the rate of change of the objective function relative to the variations in at least one of the encoder machine-learning network or the decoder machine-learning network, wherein the goal value corresponds to a value that is within a predetermined range from a minimum of the objective function.

US Pat. No. 10,429,483

INTERNAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT RESISTANCE CALIBRATION

Analog Devices Global, H...

8. A sensor interface integrated circuit (IC) for measuring a resistance value of a target resistor using an excitation current that is subject to reduction by an external sensor leakage current of a sensor coupled to the IC, the sensor interface IC including:a current sensor circuit, including at least one target resistor for sensing the response current produced by the sensor; and
a resistance value measurement circuit, coupled to the target resistor to measure a resistance value of the target resistor, the resistance value measurement circuit including:
a voltage excitation circuit to apply one or more specified excitation voltages to a calibration resistor having a specified calibration resistance value to generate, in response, a different respective excitation current for each specified excitation voltage;
a voltage measurement circuit to measure a different respective response voltage across the target resistor respectively in response to each corresponding different excitation current; and
a computation circuit to determine the resistance value of the target resistor using a difference between the measured different respective response voltages, a difference between the one or more specified excitation voltages, and the specified calibration resistance value.

US Pat. No. 10,429,478

PUSH-BUTTON VESSEL WALL MRI WITH 3D SCOUT SCAN

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON,...

5. A medical method for imaging a vessel wall, said medical method comprising:automatically performing a single scout scan of a patient for localizing a target vessel of the patient using magnetic resonance (MR), the scout scan generating a three-dimensional (3D), isotropic scout MR data set;
automatically reconstructing the scout MR data set of the scout scan into 2D foot-to-head (FH) projection image, a 2D left-to-right (LR) projection image, and a 2D posterior-to-anterior (PA) projection image;
determining a 3D diagnostic imaging volume encompassing the target vessel from the 2D foot-to-head, left-to-right, and posterior-to-anterior projection images;
performing a diagnostic scan of the 3D diagnostic imaging volume using MR to generate a diagnostic MR data set; and
reconstructing the diagnostic MR data set into a diagnostic image including the target vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,474

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for generating a magnetic resonance (MR) image using an MR tomography apparatus, having an array comprising a number n of single coils Ei, in order to acquire reception signals Ii, with i=1, . . . , n, respectively with said n single coils said method comprising:for each single coil Ei, determining in a processor or providing a processor with, an individual reception sensitivity profile in the spatial domain r B1i?(r):
B1i?(r)=|ai(r)|*ei??i(r)
with amplitude ai(r) and phase ?i(r);
using the processor to operate the MR tomography apparatus in order to scan an examination subject introduced into the MR tomography apparatus so as to acquire reception signals Ii(k) in the frequency domain with wave number k via the n reception coils Ei;
in said processor, determining Fourier-transformed signals IFi(r) from the reception signals Ii(k), wherein:
IFi(r)=?(r)·ei?(r)·B1i?(r)+N
with N:=noise term, ?(r)·ei?(r):=proton density;
in said processor, determining complexly corrected signals ?Fi(r) on the basis of the signals IFi(r) and the individual reception sensitivity profiles B1i?(r);
in said processor, determining a sum signal MR(r) via complex addition of the corrected signals ?Fi(r);

in said processor, reconstructing image data of the examination subject on the basis of the sum signal MR(r), and making the image data available at an output of the processor as an electronic data file; and
at a display monitor in communication with said processor, displaying an image, corresponding to said image data, of the examination subject.

US Pat. No. 10,429,467

BIOSENSOR, PALM-SIZED DEVICE AND METHOD BASED ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE RELAXOMETRY

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A device for performing magnetic resonance relaxometry, the device comprising:a radio-frequency spectrometer comprising at least one field programmable gate array chip;
a power amplifier electrically connected with the radio-frequency spectrometer and amplifying an electrical output of the radio-frequency spectrometer, thereby producing an amplified electrical signal comprising between about 0.1 Watts and about 10 Watts power;
a duplexer configured to isolate the radio-frequency spectrometer from the amplified electrical signal during a receiving mode of the device wherein the duplexer comprises a passive duplexer without a quarter wavelength transmission cable;
a radio-frequency detection probe configured to transmit radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation to excite nuclei under resonance during a transmission mode of the device, the radio-frequency detection probe comprising a detection microcoil comprising an inner diameter of less than about 1 millimeter; and
at least one magnet supplying an external magnetic field to a detection region of the radio-frequency detection probe, the external magnetic field being less than about 3 Tesla.

US Pat. No. 10,429,452

ROTATION DETECTION DEVICE

Melexis Technologies SA, ...

1. A rotation detection device comprising:a rotatable body made of a soft magnetic material and having a tooth tip and a tooth bottom on planes normal to a direction of a rotation axis, the tooth tip being provided in a range of a first rotation angle, the tooth bottom being provided in a range other than the range of the first rotation angle;
a magnet configured to form a magnetic field toward tooth surfaces of the tooth tip and the tooth bottom of the rotatable body;
a magnetic detection element disposed at a position between the rotatable body and the magnet and other than on the rotation axis of the rotatable body, and configured to detect magnetic flux densities in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotatable body at at least two positions; and
a magnetic sensor having a signal processor configured to calculate a rotation angle of the rotatable body in accordance with a difference between magnetic flux densities in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotatable body, detected at the at least two positions and a difference between magnetic flux densities in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the rotation axis and a radial direction of the rotatable body, detected at the at least two positions by the magnetic detection element;
wherein the signal processor of the magnetic sensor is configured to set a first correction value based on a signal output from the magnetic detection element when a distance between the tooth surfaces of the rotatable body and the magnetic detection element is infinite,
to make correction of an output value of the magnetic detection element by using the first correction value,
to set a second correction value based on an amplitude of the output value when one or more revolutions of the rotatable body are made after the correction of the output value,
to make correction of the difference between the magnetic flux densities in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotatable body, detected at the at least two positions by the magnetic detection element, by using the first correction value,
to make correction of the difference between the magnetic flux densities in the direction perpendicular to the direction of the rotation axis and the radial direction of the rotatable body, detected at the at least two positions, by using the second correction value, and
to calculate the rotation angle of the rotatable body in accordance with a value obtained by the correction of the difference by using the first correction value and a value obtained by the correction of the difference by using the second correction value.

US Pat. No. 10,429,450

BATTERY SENSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Navitas Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A sensing system for a battery pack which includes a multiplicity of battery cells, comprising:a multiplicity of single cell sensing modules (SCSM), each SCSM respectively configured to facilitate both a current measurement and a voltage measurement exclusively with respect to one of the multiplicity of battery cells in the battery pack;
each SCSM comprising
an analog switching multiplex;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC);
a signal conditioner which conditions an input signal received at the analog switching multiplex and communicates the input signal after conditioning to the ADC;
a reference voltage generator which generates a plurality of reference voltages; and
a calibration engine which is configured to use the plurality reference voltages to improve a measurement accuracy with respect to the input signal;
wherein each SCSM is configured to facilitate the current measurement of a particular battery cell by determining a voltage drop between first and second locations spaced apart a predetermined distance along an output terminal of the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,429,448

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING A ROUTE RESISTANCE OF A BATTERY SYSTEM

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

9. A system for calculating a route resistance of a battery system having a battery, comprising:a capacity measurement circuit responsive to the battery, comprising:
a charge capacity circuit comprising a first count register and configured to measure a charge capacity for the battery; and
a discharge capacity circuit comprising a second count register and configured to measure a discharge capacity for the battery;
a voltage sensor responsive to an output voltage of the battery;
a memory unit, wherein the memory unit stores:
baseline characteristic data of the battery;
a rated full charge capacity of the battery;
a remaining capacity;
the charge capacity; and
the discharge capacity; and
a logic circuit having access to the memory and responsive to the voltage sensor,
wherein the logic unit calculates:
the remaining capacity of the battery according to the output voltage and the baseline characteristics;
an ideal reference-to-full capacity based on the rated full charge capacity and the remaining capacity;
an actual reference-to-full capacity based on the charge capacity and the discharge capacity; and
a route resistance based on the ideal reference-to-full capacity, the actual reference-to-full capacity, and the baseline characteristic data of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,429,444

STATE OF CHARGE DETECTION DEVICE

PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., ...

1. A rechargeable battery system, comprising:a rechargeable battery formed by a nickel-metal hydride battery;
an AC voltage source connected to the rechargeable battery, wherein the AC voltage source is configured to apply AC voltage at least at two frequencies;
an impedance analyzer connected to the rechargeable battery;
a processing unit configured to calculate a slope of a straight line or an approximate straight line which connects together two or more complex impedances of different frequencies in the diffusion region of the battery measured by the impedance analyzer, wherein the diffusion region defines a plot of complex impedances of the battery at frequencies lower than about 10 Hertz; and
a memory that preliminarily stores correlations between a slope and a state of charge, wherein the slope decreases as the state of charge increases,
wherein the processing unit changes a detection method of the state of charge of the battery between when the state of charge is less than or equal to a specific threshold value of 0 to 10% and when the state of charge exceeds the threshold value, such that the processing unit detects and outputs the state of charge of the battery by comparing the calculated slope and the correlations between the slope and the state of charge stored in the memory when the state of charge of the battery is less than or equal to the threshold value and detects and outputs the state of charge of the battery in another method without using the calculated slope; and
recycling the rechargeable battery based on the calculated state of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,429,443

SCAN FLIP-FLOP AND SCAN TEST CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A scan flip-flop comprising:an input unit configured to select one signal from among a data input signal and a scan input signal to supply the selected one signal as an internal signal according to an operation mode; and
a flip-flop configured to latch the internal signal according to a clock signal, the flip-flop including a cross coupled structure that includes first and second tri-state inverters which share a first output node and face each other,
wherein the flip-flop comprises
a master latch including the first and second tri-state inverters, and
a slave latch connected to the master latch,
wherein the input unit comprises a multiplexer configured to include third and fourth tri-state inverters that share a second output node and face each other,
wherein the first and fourth tri-state inverters share a power terminal and a ground terminal, and
wherein the cross coupled structure is implemented in an area corresponding to a 2 CPP (contact poly pitch).

US Pat. No. 10,429,442

TESTING SOC WITH PORTABLE SCENARIO MODELS AND AT DIFFERENT LEVELS

Breker Verification Syste...

1. A method for testing a system-on-a-chip (SoC), comprising:receiving a file defining the SoC;
parsing the file to determine a plurality of functions of a plurality of module representations associated with the SoC and to identify an output node of the functions;
generating a first application scenario model from two of the module representations;
generating a second application scenario model from two of the module representations, wherein the second application scenario model is different from the first application scenario model;
generating one or more test files including the first application scenario model and the second application scenario model;
compiling the one or more test files to generate one or more compiled files;
executing a test bench program using the one or more compiled files to execute the first and second application scenario models to further generate a plurality of test outputs; and
comparing the test outputs with a plurality of expected outputs to determine whether the SoC passes a test.

US Pat. No. 10,429,440

DESIGN-FOR-TEST FOR ASYNCHRONOUS CIRCUIT ELEMENTS

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A circuit comprising:a data input coupled to a scan multiplexer and a path select multiplexer;
a scan-in input coupled to the scan multiplexer, wherein the scan-in input is to receive a value of a scan pattern;
a scan latch to store the value and having an input coupled to the scan multiplexer and an output coupled to the path select multiplexer, wherein:
the scan multiplexer is to select a first signal from a group consisting of the data input and the scan-in input and to provide the first signal to the input of the scan latch; and
the path select multiplexer is to select a second signal from a group consisting of the data input and the output of the scan latch and to provide the second signal to a data output of the circuit; and
a scan inhibitor coupled between the output of the scan latch and the path select multiplexer, wherein the scan inhibitor is to inhibit the output of the scan latch while the value is being stored in the scan latch.

US Pat. No. 10,429,434

ON-CHIP RELIABILITY MONITOR AND METHOD

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An integrated circuit chip comprising:a substrate; and
a reliability monitor on the substrate and comprising: a test circuit comprising a test device; a reference circuit comprising a reference device; and a comparator circuit connected to the test circuit and the reference circuit,
wherein, when the integrated circuit chip is powered on, the reliability monitor is alternatingly operable in stress and test modes,
wherein, during each stress mode, the test device is subjected to stress conditions that emulate operating conditions of a functional device and the reference device is unstressed, and
wherein, during each test mode, the stress conditions are removed from the test device and the comparator circuit compares a test parameter of the test device to a reference parameter of the reference device and outputs a status signal based on a difference between the test parameter and the reference parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,429,430

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CAPACITIVE SENSOR ARRANGEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

16. A sensor system of a motor vehicle having at least one capacitive sensor arrangement for determining a distance to a measurement object and having a control unit for controlling the sensor arrangement, the sensor arrangement having at least one electrode and a connection arrangement which is assigned to the electrode and has a connecting line and, in a manner coupled to the latter, a connection on the electrode side and a connection on the control unit side, the control unit controlling the electrode during a measurement routine and determining the resulting distance values on the basis of a measurement capacitance formed by the electrode with respect to a reference potential, the control unit checking the electrical connection state of the electrode with regard to the connection to the control unit during a diagnostic routine, wherein the control unit checks the connection state during the diagnostic routine on the basis of the input capacitance between the connection on the control unit side and the reference potential.

US Pat. No. 10,429,419

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ITERATIVE CONDITION MONITORING AND FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF ELECTRIC MACHINES

The University of Akron, ...

1. A method of detecting a fault comprising the steps of:providing a 3-phase AC (alternating current) motor coupled to a voltage source inverter;
coupling a control feedback module to said voltage source inverter including:
a motor controller;
a stationary frame module to convert voltage output signals of said motor controller into frame voltage signals; and
a SVPWM (space vector pulse width modulation) generator to receive said frame voltage output signals, said SVPWM generator configured to generate a 3-phase signal for supplying to said 3-phase AC motor, and wherein said motor controller monitors 2 phases of said 3-phase signal;
detecting said 2 phases of said 3 phase signal to identify a motor current spectrum signature;
identifying n fault characteristic frequency signatures from said motor current spectrum signature, wherein n is a positive integer value;
identifying m random noise frequency signatures from said motor current spectrum signature, wherein m is a positive integer value equal to n;
comparing an amplitude of said n fault characteristic frequency signatures with an amplitude of said m random noise frequency signatures;
generating at least one initial detection matrix including at least one matrix element, such that each said matrix element is associated with said comparison of an amplitude of said n fault characteristic frequency signatures and an amplitude of said m random noise frequency signatures;
assigning a first binary number to said matrix element if said amplitude of said n fault characteristic frequency signatures is greater than said amplitude of said m random noise frequency signatures to identify the presence of a fault, or assigning a second binary number different from said first binary number to said matrix element if said amplitude of said fault characteristic frequency signatures is less than said amplitude of said random noise frequency signatures to identify the presence of a non-fault;
generating a probability distribution based on said at least one initial detection matrix;
applying a predetermined threshold value to said probability distribution of said at least one initial detection matrix to generate a binary decision element;
generating an intermediate detection matrix that includes said binary decision element, wherein said second generating step and said applying step are performed for said intermediate decision matrix to generate a final binary decision value, and wherein said threshold value applied to said intermediate decision matrix is different from said threshold value applied to said at least one initial detection matrix; and
determining whether a fault is present in the 3-phase AC motor based on said final binary decision value.

US Pat. No. 10,429,417

BROWN-OUT DETECTORS

SYNCMOS TECHNOLOGIES INTE...

1. A brown-out detector comprising:a variable resistor;
a current mirror including a transistor associated with a threshold voltage, the current mirror being configured to generate a first voltage representing a supply voltage received by the current mirror and generate a first current flowing through the variable resistor to generate a second voltage based at least in part on the first current;
a comparator configured to receive the first voltage and the second voltage and generate a comparison signal based at least in part on the first voltage and the second voltage; and
a controller coupled to the variable resistor and configured to vary an equivalent resistance value of the variable resistor;
wherein:
an absolute value of the threshold voltage changes with temperature at a first rate of change; and
the first current changes with temperature at a second rate of change;
wherein the controller is further configured to set the equivalent resistance value of the variable resistor based at least in part on the first rate of change and the second rate of change.

US Pat. No. 10,429,412

TEST CIRCUIT, TEST METHOD, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A test circuit, comprising a plurality of to-be-tested units and a plurality of test electrodes connected to the to-be-tested units, wherein the plurality of to-be-tested units are arranged in a matrix, at least one of the test electrodes is multiplexed by the plurality of to-be-tested units in a row direction, and at least one of the test electrodes is multiplexed by the plurality of to-be-tested units in a column direction, whereinthe plurality of to-be-tested units in any row direction multiplex two of the test electrodes, and the plurality of to-be-tested units in any column direction multiplex one of the test electrodes; or
the plurality of to-be-tested units in adjacent two rows multiplex one of the test electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,429,409

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMALLY REGULATING SENSOR OPERATION

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A thermal regulation system for maintaining stable operation of a sensor, the system comprising:the sensor;
one or more temperature adjusting devices that are in thermal communication with the sensor, the one or more temperature adjusting devices including at least one of a heater or a cooling device; and
one or more processors in communication with the sensor and the one or more temperature adjusting devices, the one or more processors programmed to:
in a calibration step, instruct the one or more temperature adjusting devices to adjust a temperature of the sensor from an initial temperature to a predetermined temperature at a predetermined rate of temperature change entered by a user through a user interface, and record a sensor bias at the predetermined temperature and one or more intermediate temperatures between the initial temperature and the predetermined temperature,
during operation of the sensor, instruct the one or more temperature adjusting devices to change the temperature of the sensor from a starting temperature to an operating temperature at an operating rate of temperature change, and
correct a sensor measurement from the sensor based on the sensor bias at the one or more intermediate temperatures between the initial temperature and the predetermined temperature and the predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,429,383

SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION IN SOLUTION-BASED PLASMONIC SPECIFIC-BINDING PARTNER ASSAYS

Abaxis, Inc., Union City...

1. A method of detecting a target analyte in a sample comprising:(a) mixing the sample with a first detection conjugate and a second detection conjugate in the presence of a salt and polyethylene glycol, wherein the polyethylene glycol is present at a concentration of between about 0.1 mg/mL to about 200 mg/mL, wherein the first and second detection conjugates comprise composite metallic nanostructures coupled to binding partners that are capable of specifically binding to the target analyte if present in the sample to form a complex between the first detection conjugate, the analyte, and the second detection conjugate, wherein the target analyte is a pathogenic antigen or antibody to a pathogenic antigen, wherein the pathogenic antigen is a viral or bacterial antigen;
(b) exposing the complex to a light source at a wavelength range within the ultraviolet-visible-infrared spectrum; and
(c) measuring an optical signal from the complex, wherein a change in the optical signal indicates the presence of the target analyte in the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,429,376

MICROFLUIDIC ISOLATION OF TUMOR CELLS OR OTHER RARE CELLS FROM WHOLE BLOOD OR OTHER LIQUIDS

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF L...

1. A microfluidic device for capturing or isolating circulating tumor cells from a liquid, the microfluidic device comprising:a substrate comprising a common fluid input and a common fluid output, a plurality of parallel channels configured to capture or isolate circulating tumor cells and fluidically connected to the common fluid input and the common fluid output, wherein the circulating tumor cells have a mean diameter, and wherein:
a. a cross-section of each of said plurality of parallel channels has a height and width taken in direction perpendicular to a length of the channels, and the length extends longitudinally from the common fluid input to the common fluid output;
b. the width of each of said plurality of parallel channels is at least about the mean diameter of the circulating tumor cells, and is not greater than about twice the mean diameter of the circulating tumor cells;
c. the height of each of said plurality of parallel channels is at least about three times the width of each respective channel;
d. at least part of the surface within each of said plurality of parallel channels is covalently linked to one or more capture elements; wherein said capture elements comprise antibodies or aptamers that selectively bind molecules on the membranes of the circulating tumor cells; and
e. each of said plurality of parallel channels has a sinusoidal or quasi-sinusoidal shape.

US Pat. No. 10,429,375

EXPORTING MEASUREMENTS OF NANOPORE ARRAYS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A nanopore based sequencing system, comprising:an array of cells, wherein a cell comprises a nanopore sensor;
a circuitry configured to:
make a plurality of measurements of an electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor;
process the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor; and
perform data reduction to the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic associated with the nanopore sensor, comprising:
determining that a first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic correspond to a single base call event at the nanopore sensor;
determining a summary for the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic, wherein determining the summary comprises: representing the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic such that consecutive measurements of the electrical characteristic are mapped to a single magnitude value and either (i) a time duration or (ii) a count of the consecutive measurements of the electrical characteristic; and
exporting the summary for the first portion of the plurality of measurements of the electrical characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,429,368

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING THIOCYANATE IONS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

Roger Williams University...

3. A method for detecting thiocyanate in a liquid, comprising the steps of:providing a conductive glass substrate with anatase titanium dioxide which is deposited and cured on the conductive glass substrate;
silanating the anatase titanium dioxide;
chemically coupling a metalloporphyrin moiety to at least one electrode, wherein the at least one electrode is interconnected to the conductive glass substrate;
contacting the liquid with the conductive glass substrate interconnected with the least one electrode; and
measuring a concentration of thiocyanate in the liquid by both photometric detection and electrochemical detection of thiocyanate in the liquid when thiocyanate ions in the liquid coordinate to a metal center of the metalloporphyrin moiety,
wherein the liquid is seawater.

US Pat. No. 10,429,367

MULTI-PARAMETRIC ENVIRONMENTAL DIAGNOSTICS AND MONITORING SENSOR NODE

Qatar University, Doha (...

1. A multi-parametric environmental diagnostics and monitoring sensor node, comprising:a base having opposed upper and lower faces and an opening formed therein;
a plurality of environmental air quality sensors, each of the sensors having opposed upper and lower surfaces;
a connector engaging each of the lower surfaces of the environmental sensors, wherein each of the connectors are mounted on at least one auxiliary harvesting module;
a microcontroller mounted on the upper face of the base, the environmental air quality sensors being in communication with the microcontroller;
a power storage module in communication with the environmental air quality sensors and the microcontroller;
an external photovoltaic cell mounted within the base, the external photovoltaic cell being exposed through the opening in the base;
a cover attached to the upper face of the base, the cover having an opening defined therein;
the at least one auxiliary harvesting module in communication with the power storage module;
an internal photovoltaic cell mounted on the cover, the internal photovoltaic cell being exposed through the opening in the cover; and
a power management circuit connected to the power storage module, the power management circuit having a plurality of switches configured for selectively controlling communication between the power storage module and the external photovoltaic cell, the internal photovoltaic cell, and the at least one auxiliary harvesting module to charge the power storage module either separately or simultaneously from multiple sources, the internal and the external photovoltaic cells each being in communication with the power storage module for electrical charging thereof, the base being adapted for mounting on a support surface such that the external photovoltaic cell is selectively exposed to light from an external source and the internal photovoltaic cell is selectively exposed to light from an internal source.

US Pat. No. 10,429,360

LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH CONTROL SYSTEM AND LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPH CONTROL METHOD

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A liquid chromatograph control method in which a sample is analyzed using a liquid chromatograph provided with a function of switching columns, according to a schedule table in which analysis conditions and execution order of a plurality of analyses are described, the control method comprising the steps of:a) reading out two analysis conditions consecutively executed in the schedule table;
b) comparing columns used in the two read-out analysis conditions;
c) creating an insertion method file to the effect that a flow rate of a mobile phase sent to the column used in later one of the two analyses is increased in stages from a flow rate lower than a target flow rate determined for the later analysis toward the target flow rate, in a case where the compared columns are different from each other; and
d) inserting the insertion method file into immediately before the later analysis in the schedule table.

US Pat. No. 10,429,352

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IN-AND OUT-OF-DIE MONITORING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTI-COMPONENT TABLETS AND FOR DETECTING AND MONITORING STICTION AND TOOLING MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS ON PUNCH AND DIE SURFACES

Clarkson University, Pos...

1. A method of detecting or monitoring powder materials sticking, tooling material mechanical property changes, or tooling geometric modifications at least one punch or die surface during compaction comprising the steps of:transmitting a first set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves onto the surfaces of said at least one punch or die surface;
receiving a second set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves from said at least one punch or die surface;
analyzing data received from said second set of acoustic or ultrasonic waves;
determining a vibration resonance frequency of said at least one punch or die surface based on said analyzed data; and
determining a material accumulation level, geometric deformation level, or a material defect state of said at least one punch or die surface based on said determined vibration resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,429,348

DETECTION APPARATUS AND DETECTION METHOD

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A detection apparatus comprising:a sampling device for collecting a sample to be detected;
a sample pre-processing device configured to pre-process the sample from the sampling device; and
a sample analyzing device for separating the sample pre-processed by the sample pre-processing device and analyzing the separated sample;
wherein the sample pre-processing device comprises:
a piston-type absorber having an absorption cavity that is configured to communicate with the sampling device and is configured to absorb the sample collected by the sampling device;
a piston cylinder defining a piston chamber that is for accommodating the piston-type absorber and is in communication with the absorption cavity;
a thermal desorption chamber that is in communication with the absorption cavity and the piston chamber and is configured to thermally desorb the sample absorbed by the absorption cavity; and
a pump that is in communication with the piston chamber via a conduit and is configured to pump the sample which is leaked into ambient gas into the absorption cavity by a sample collecting structure;
wherein the piston-type absorber is configured to be movable between a sample collecting position where the absorption cavity is located outside the thermal desorption chamber and is in communication with the sample collecting structure so that the sample collected by the sample collecting structure is absorbed, and a sample desorbing position where the absorption cavity is located inside the thermal desorption chamber so that the sample absorbed by the thermal desorption chamber is thermally desorbed.

US Pat. No. 10,429,341

METHOD OF USING INTEGRATED ELECTRO-MICROFLUIDIC PROBE CARD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for testing a partially fabricated bio-sensor device wafer, the method comprising:aligning the partially fabricated bio-sensor device wafer on a wafer stage of a wafer-level bio-sensor processing tool;
mounting an integrated electro-microfluidic probe card to a device area on the partially fabricated bio-sensor device wafer, wherein the electro-microfluidic probe card has a first major surface and a second major surface and at least one minor surface between the first and second major surfaces, and the electro-microfluidic probe card comprises a transparent portion;
creating a seal between fluidic probes on the integrated electro-microfluidic probe card and the device area;
electrically connecting one or more electronic probe tips disposed on the first major surface of the integrated electro-microfluidic probe card to conductive areas of the device area;
flowing a test fluid from a fluid supply through the first major surface to the integrated electro-microfluidic probe card; and,
electrically measuring via the one or more electronic probe tips a first electrical property of one or more bio-FETs of the device area based on the test fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,429,335

INTEGRATED GAS SENSOR DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR DETECTING CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method, comprising:forming a first insulating layer on a first side of a substrate, the substrate having a second side opposite the first side;
forming a patterned layer on the first insulating layer, the patterned layer having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode, the forming the patterned layer including forming first through holes in at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and
forming a electrolytic hydrogel layer on the patterned layer, first portions of the electrolytic hydrogel layer being between the first, second, and third electrodes, respectively, and second portions of the electrolytic hydrogel layer being in at least one of the first through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,429,333

RELATIVE HUMIDITY SENSOR AND METHOD

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A relative humidity sensor, comprising:a first electrode and a second electrode disposed above a dielectric substrate;
a sensitive layer disposed above at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode, the sensitive layer is formed from a composition including a polyimide and a hydrophobic filler dispersed among the polyimide; and
a dust protection layer disposed above the sensitive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,327

SAMPLE-ANALYZING SYSTEM

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A sample-analyzing system for identifying a target sample from measurement data of the target sample obtained using a plurality of analyzing devices including a fluorescent X-ray analyzer as well as at least one device selected from an infrared spectrophotometer and a Raman spectrophotometer, the system comprising:a) a storage section in which measurement data obtained for each of a plurality of reference objects using each of the analyzing devices are stored;
b) a measurement data comparator for comparing, for each of the analyzing devices, the measurement data of the target sample with the measurement data of the plurality of reference objects and for determining a degree of matching of the target sample with each of the plurality of reference objects;
c) an integrated degree-of-matching calculator for calculating an integrated degree of matching for each of the plurality of reference objects by integrating the degrees of matching determined for the plurality of analyzing devices;
d) a comparison result output section for outputting information concerning a predetermined number of reference objects in descending order of the integrated degree of matching,
e) a scattered radiation intensity ratio calculator for calculating an intensity ratio between Compton scattered radiation and Rayleigh scattered radiation from the measurement data of the target sample obtained using the fluorescent X-ray analyzer; and
f) a coefficient determiner for determining, based on the intensity ratio, a coefficient for weighting degrees of matching related to the fluorescent X-ray analyzer and the infrared spectrophotometer or the Raman spectrophotometer,wherein the integrated degree-of-matching calculator calculates the integrated degree of matching after applying the coefficient to the degrees of matching related to the fluorescent X-ray analyzer and the infrared spectrophotometer or the Raman spectrophotometer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,325

X-RAY SMALL ANGLE OPTICAL SYSTEM

RIGAKU CORPORATION, Akis...

1. An X-ray small angle optical system for use with a sample, comprising:an X-ray source having a microfocus;
a multilayer mirror having an elliptical reflection surface, and being configured to collect X-rays emitted from the X-ray source and to irradiate the sample;
a sample stage configured to support the sample; and
an X-ray detector configured to detect scattered X-rays generated from the sample,
wherein the elliptical reflection surface of the multilayer mirror has a focal point A and a focal point B which are determined by a shape of the elliptical reflection surface,
wherein the X-ray source is arranged such that the microfocus includes the focal point A, and
wherein the X-ray detector is interposed between the sample stage and the focal point B.

US Pat. No. 10,429,317

OPTICAL DEVICE FOR DETECTING AN INTERNAL FLAW OF A TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An optical device for detecting an internal flaw of a transparent substrate, comprising:a first detection unit configured to detect the substrate at a predetermined low resolution, wherein the first detection unit comprises a first photosensitive element and a first lens between the substrate and the first photosensitive element, and the first photosensitive element and the first lens are disposed such that an object plane is inclined relative to the substrate;
a second detection unit configured to detect the substrate at a predetermined high resolution, wherein the second detection unit comprises a second photosensitive element and a second lens between the substrate and the second photosensitive element; and
a processor configured to: determine a portion of the flaws detected by the first detection unit as flaws to be detected by the second detection unit, and determine a type of the flaw based on an image for the substrate imaged by the second detection unit, the processor is further configured to determine a position of the flaw in the substrate in a thickness direction based on a position of a pixel where the flaw is imaged on the first photosensitive element when the image for the flaw imaged by the first detection unit has an optimum sharpness, so as to determine whether the flaw is a flaw to be detected by the second detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,315

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:a stage to position a sample in an object plane and to move the sample in a predetermined transfer direction;
an illumination light source to output an illumination light;
a first diffraction grid positioned at a first conjugate focal plane that is within an illumination optical system, the first diffraction grid configured to transmit the illumination light received from the illumination light source toward a sample on the stage;
a second diffraction grid positioned at a second conjugate focal plane that is within an imaging optical system, the second diffraction grid configured to transmit light reflected from the sample; and
an image sensor to receive the light reflected from the sample transmitted by the second diffraction grid,
wherein the first conjugate focal plane, the second conjugate focal plane and the object plane are elements of the same conjugate set of focal planes of the imaging apparatus, and
wherein the image sensor is configured to operate repetitively at a timing in synchronization with a movement of the stage to obtain a time delay integration image.

US Pat. No. 10,429,314

EUV VESSEL INSPECTION METHOD AND RELATED SYSTEM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method, comprising:providing a panoramic camera adapted for use within an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) vessel, wherein the panoramic camera includes two opposing fish-eye camera lenses;
capturing, by way of a single shot of the panoramic camera, an image of an interior of the EUV vessel; and
based on the image of the interior of the EUV vessel, quantifying a level of contamination within the EUV vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,429,308

CARRIER FOR RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVE...

1. A carrier for Raman spectroscopy comprising:a substrate having a first metal surface;
a plurality of graphene islands disposed on the substrate,
wherein parts of the neighboring graphene islands are not connected and thereby form a plurality of gaps between the graphene islands; and
a plurality of second metal particles disposed at the gaps between the graphene islands.

US Pat. No. 10,429,299

DETERMINATION APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TYPE OF RECORDING MEDIUM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

CANON KABUSKIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus for determining a type of a recording medium, comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a characteristic value indicating a physical characteristic of a recording medium;
a measurement unit configured to measure information regarding a moisture content contained in the recording medium; and
a control unit configured to determine the type of the recording medium,
wherein the control unit is configured to convert the characteristic value into a detected value, correct the detected value based on the information measured by the measurement unit, and determine the type of the recording medium based on the corrected detected value.

US Pat. No. 10,429,295

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION OF THE PRESENCE OF MYCOTOXINS IN CEREALS

TOMRA SORTING N.V., Leuv...

1. A method for detecting the presence of mycotoxins in cereals, the method comprising:capturing at least one diffuse-light absorption spectrum of a collection of cereal grains;
capturing at least one diffuse-light absorption spectrum of an individual cereal grain from the collection of cereal grains; and
classifying the level of mycotoxin contamination in at least one cereal grain by performing multivariate data analysis on the at least one diffuse-light absorption spectrum of the collection of cereal grains and the at least one diffuse-light absorption spectrum of the individual cereal grain.

US Pat. No. 10,429,293

CELL ANALYSIS APPARATUS USING PLURALITY OF LASERS

1. A cell analysis apparatus using a plurality of lasers, the cell analysis apparatus comprising:a plurality of laser generators installed around a flow conduit through which classification target cells are moved, the plurality of laser generators configured to irradiate first laser beams at a plurality of different angles and having a plurality of different frequencies directed to a measurement point along the flow conduit, the first laser beams irradiated from the laser generators are incident on the cells and are refracted, reflected, transmitted, or fluoresced by the target cells in three dimensions, wherein the plurality of laser generators are arranged in a common plane and include a first group of laser generators directing multiple first laser beams along a first axis and a second group of laser generators directing multiple first laser beams along a second axis;
a plurality of photodetectors directed at various different angles towards the measurement point of the flow conduit to which each one of the plurality of laser generators is directed, the plurality of photo detectors include a first group of photodetectors arranged in the common plane with the plurality of laser generators, a second group of photodetectors arranged above the common plane, and a third group of photodetectors arranged below the common plane to collect second laser beams of different frequencies and angles that have been refracted, reflected, transmitted, or fluoresced by the target cells in the common plane, above the common plane, and below the common plane; and
a cell analysis unit that classifies the classification target cells according to the second laser beams collected by the photodetectors.

US Pat. No. 10,429,290

PARTICULATE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND PARTICULATE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A particulate measurement apparatus for electrical connection to a particulate sensor for detecting particulates contained in a gas under measurement and which controls the particulate sensor so as to measure the amount of the particulates contained in the gas under measurement,wherein the particulate sensor comprises:
an ion generation section for generating ions by means of corona discharge;
an electrification chamber into which the gas under measurement is introduced and which electrifies the particulates contained in the gas under measurement by mixing with the ions generated by the ion generation section to thereby produce electrified particulates;
a trapping section which traps the ions generated by the ion generation section but not used for the electrification of the particulates; and
a metal support which supports the ion generation section, the electrification chamber, and the trapping section in a condition in which the metal support is electrically insulated from the ion generation section, the electrification chamber, and the trapping section,
wherein the particulate measurement apparatus comprises:
an isolation transformer for corona discharge which has a primary coil and a secondary coil and which performs voltage conversion;
a signal line which forms at least a portion of a signal path extending from the trapping section to a line of a secondary-side reference potential which is a reference potential of the secondary coil;
a particulate computation section which computes the amount of the particulates contained in the gas under measurement based on a current value of compensation current supplied to the signal line in accordance with the amount of the electrified particulates discharged from the particulate sensor; and
a corona discharge control section which controls the amount of electric power supplied to the primary coil, based on a secondary-side current flowing through the signal path, so as to control ion electric power generated at the secondary coil,
the particulate measurement apparatus being electrically connected to the particulate sensor through a corona cable which includes a corona core wire, an inner shield wire, and an outer shield wire,
the corona core wire forming at least a portion of a path for supplying electric power from the secondary coil to the ion generation section,
the inner shield wire being electrically insulated from the corona core wire and being electrically connected to the trapping section and the signal line,
the outer shield wire being electrically insulated from the corona core wire and the inner shield wire and being electrically connected to the metal support and a line of a primary-side reference potential which is a reference potential of the primary coil,
wherein the particulate measurement apparatus further comprises an anomaly determination section which determines, based on the secondary-side current, whether or not the corona core wire is in a wire-breakage anomaly state in which the corona core wire is broken.

US Pat. No. 10,429,281

MOLD AND MOLDING APPARATUS FOR EMBEDDING BIOLOGICAL SPECIMEN IN A BLOCK AND RELATED METHODS

UC-CARE LTD., Yokneam (I...

1. A molding apparatus for producing a biological tissue embedded in a block of a liquid embedding material, said molding apparatus comprising a mold comprising a compartment configured for containing said liqud embedding material, said compartment having a compartment floor and at least one wall extending upwards from said compartment floor, and wherein said compartment comprises at least one depression extending downwards from said compartment floor, and wherein said at least one depression comprises a depression floor, and wherein said at least one depression is configured for accepting said biological tissue at least partially therein, the molding apparatus further comprising a press configured to press a biological tissue at least partially into said at least one depression, said press comprising a handle for gripping said press, and a foot comprising a non-planar foot surface, said foot being configured to enter at least partially into said at least one depression, thereby said molding apparatus being configured for producing said block of said liquid embedding material having at least one protrusion associated with said at least one depression, wherein said biological tissue is embedded at least partially in said protrusion, wherein the molding apparatus further comprises a cleaning device configured to heat up said press, wherein said cleaning device comprises a cleaning surface wherein said non-planar foot surface is curved, and said cleaning surface has a same curvature as said non-planar foot surface thereby fitting in shape, at least partially, to said non-planar foot surface of said press.

US Pat. No. 10,429,280

METHODS FOR HEATING MICROSCOPE SLIDES CARRYING SPECIMENS

Ventana Medical Systems, ...

1. A method for processing microscope slides carrying specimens, the method comprising:robotically delivering the microscope slides to a drying station, the microscope slides carrying transfer liquid and the specimens, which include tissue sections;
moving the microscope slides within the drying station such that the microscopic slides are positioned at an angle of inclination to promote draining of the transfer liquid from the microscope slides;
heating the microscope slides held at the angle of inclination such that a temperature along each of the microscope slides is higher than about 50 degrees Celsius to at least partially dry specimens carried by the microscope slides;
after at least partially drying the specimens,
robotically delivering the microscope slides from the drying station to a staining station;
delivering stains onto the microscope slides, carrying the at least partially dried specimens, using the staining station;
robotically transporting the microscope slides from the staining station to a cover-slipping station; and
robotically placing coverslips on the microscope slides using the cover-slipping station.

US Pat. No. 10,429,272

COMMAND-DRIVEN AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC MOBILE WEAR DETECTION

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a mobile device, first data associated with a part and indicative of a directive for the mobile device to provide an instruction for the mobile device to be situated in a specified position;
responsive to a determination, by the mobile device, that the mobile device is situated in the specified position, receiving, by a camera of the mobile device, visual data associated with the part;
receiving, by the mobile device, second data indicative of a directive for the mobile device to process the visual data;
determining, by the mobile device, a wear metric associated with the part, the wear metric based, at least, on the processed visual data;
identifying a user type of a user of the mobile device;
displaying the wear metric on the mobile device in a format selected based on the user type;
determining from inertial measurement unit (IMU) data of the mobile device, an amount of movement of the mobile device that the mobile device experienced during receiving the visual data associated with the part via the camera; and
outputting a confidence metric with the wear metric based on the amount of movement, the confidence metric indicative of confidence that the wear metric is accurate based on the amount of movement of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,429,270

WIND TUNNEL FOR HUMAN FLIGHT

Inclined Labs AB, Bromma...

1. A wind tunnel for stable sustained human flight for research or recreation, comprising:a tunnel comprising a first portion having a first central axis and a second portion having a second central axis wherein the second portion is a test section, allowing humans to achieve sustained gliding flight therein,
said first central axis and said second central axis being arranged at a first angle with respect to each other,
at least one fan for creating an air flow in the test section, and
said second central axis is at a second angle with respect to a horizontal plane, said second angle being 15°-60°.

US Pat. No. 10,429,265

COMPONENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A DAMAGE IN A BONDING OF A COMPONENT DEVICE

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. A component device for a primary supporting component of an aircraft, comprising:a first component element;
a second component element;
a bonding which provides a connection between the first component element and the second component element; and
a detector device with at least one interior space sensor device that measures a change of the pressure and/or of a concentration of a gas surrounding the interior space sensor device;
wherein the first component element, the second component element, and the bonding confine an interior space;
wherein the interior space sensor device is arranged in the interior space;
wherein the interior space sensor device comprises a first interior space sensor that measures the absolute pressure of the gases surrounding the first interior space sensor, a second interior space sensor that measures the partial pressure of a gas surrounding the second interior space sensor, and a third interior space sensor that measures the concentration of a gas surrounding the third interior space sensor; and
wherein the interior space sensor device comprises a plurality of different second interior space sensors, each of which is configured to measure the partial pressure of a different gas, and/or a plurality of different third interior space sensors, each of which is configured to measure the concentration of a different gas.

US Pat. No. 10,429,256

MECHANISMS OF LOCAL STRESS SENSING IN MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYMER FILMS USING FLUORESCENT TETRAPOD NANOCRYSTALS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A nanocomposite comprising:a polymer film comprising a polymer; and
a plurality of fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals disposed in the polymer film, the fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals comprising tetrapod quantum dots (tQDs), the plurality of fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals forming aggregates, and a volume ratio of the tQDs to the polymer defined by a tQD aggregate fill fraction or a packing density in the aggregates being approximately 40%-50%±5% for a compression-sensing nanocomposite and 20%-30%±2% for a tension-sensing nanocomposite.

US Pat. No. 10,429,255

PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR AND DETECTING DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric sensor fixed to a detection object and detecting distortion of the detection object, the piezoelectric sensor comprising:a piezoelectric body that includes first and second principal surfaces and that extends in a lengthwise direction, a polarization axis direction of the piezoelectric body being parallel or substantially parallel to the lengthwise direction;
first and second detecting electrodes that are provided on a surface of the piezoelectric body and that extend in a direction parallel or substantially parallel to the lengthwise direction; and
a third electrode that is not connected to outside; wherein
the distortion of the detection object is detected based on electric output corresponding to shear stress applied to the piezoelectric body;
the third electrode is provided on the first principal surface of the piezoelectric body; and
the first and second detecting electrodes are provided on the second principal surface of the piezoelectric body to face each other with a gap interposed therebetween, and are provided with facing portions in which the first and second detecting electrodes face the third electrode in a thickness direction of the piezoelectric body.

US Pat. No. 10,429,249

THERMOCOUPLE TRANSITION BODY APPARATUS

Cleveland Electric Labora...

1. A thermocouple transition body apparatus comprising:a transition body, having at least one recess, a thermocouple conductor, and an extension wire conductor; wherein the transition body is formed of a non-conductive composite material;
a positive electrical terminal having at least one female thread for receiving a first screw;
a negative electrical terminal having at least one female thread for receiving a second screw; and,
at least one cap; wherein the at least one cap is formed of a non-conductive composite material;
wherein the positive and negative electrical terminals and corresponding first and second screws provide an electrical and mechanical connection from the thermocouple conductor to the extension wire conductors, and;
wherein the connection provided by the positive and negative electrical terminals from the thermocouple conductor to the extension wire conductor are configured without the use of epoxy or crimping;
wherein the transition body, positive electrical terminal, negative electrical terminal, and at least one cap are configured to attach to a hard line sheath and flexible extension wires;
wherein the positive electrical terminal and negative electrical terminal further comprise an alloy material, the positive electrical terminal has a first and second female thread for receiving corresponding screws, and the negative electrical terminal has a first and second female thread for receiving corresponding screws;
wherein the transition body further comprises:
tracks; and either:
female snap locks; or
at least one transition body hole operable to accept at least one locking pin; and,
wherein the at least one cap further comprises:
slides; wherein the slides correspond to the tracks on the transition body; and either:
male snap teeth; wherein the male snap teeth are operable to interlock with the female snap locks on the transition body thereby locking the at least one cap in a closed position; or
a cap hole operable to accept the at least one locking pin; wherein the position of the cap hole aligns with the at least one transition body hole when the at least one cap is in a closed position, wherein the alignment of the holes allows insertion of the at least one locking pin through both holes thereby locking the at least one cap in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,429,241

ENHANCED CO-REGISTERED OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Wavefront Research, Inc.,...

1. An imaging optical system comprising:a plurality of imaging optical sub-systems having at least one optical element;
said plurality of imaging optical sub-systems being optically disposed to receive light from a source;
a plurality of spectrometer optical sub-systems having at least one optical element;
each spectrometer optical sub-system of said plurality of spectrometer optical sub-systems configured to substantially receive light from at least one imaging optical sub-system of said plurality of imaging optical sub-systems;
a plurality of image planes; each spectrometer optical sub-system of said plurality of spectrometer optical sub-systems being configured to disperse said light received from said plurality of imaging optical sub-systems and imaging said dispersed light onto at least one image plane of said plurality of image planes;
a plurality of spectral distortion characteristics; at least two imaging optical sub-system and spectrometer optical sub-system of said plurality of imaging optical sub-systems and said plurality of spectrometer optical sub-systems having a spectral distortion characteristic of said plurality of spectral distortion characteristics; at least two spectral distortion characteristics of said plurality of spectral distortion characteristics being substantially matched.

US Pat. No. 10,429,238

OPTICAL MEASUREMENT METHOD AND OPTICAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Otsuka Electronics Co., L...

1. An optical measurement method using a detector having a detection sensitivity to at least a near-infrared region, a first time range of exposure in which an output value from the detector is proportional to an intensity of light incident on the detector, and a second time range of exposure in which the output value from the detector is not proportional to the intensity of the light incident on the detector being obtained in advance, the optical measurement method comprising:obtaining the output value by measuring a light sample with an exposure time length with the detector, the exposure time length including a first exposure time length within the first time range and a second exposure time length within the second time range;
correcting the output value with an amount of correction corresponding to the output value, when the second exposure time length with which the output value is obtained is within the second time range,
the amount of correction comprising a product of a coefficient and a square of the second exposure time length, the coefficient indicating a degree to which the output value obtained when the light sample is measured with the detector with the second exposure time length within the second time range deviates from output linearity obtained when the light sample is measured with the detector at the first exposure time length within the first time range, the coefficient being determined based on the output value, the exposure time length with which the output value is obtained, and a correction coefficient,
obtaining a plurality of output values by measuring a light sample having a prescribed light intensity at a plurality of exposure time lengths with the detector, the plurality of exposure time lengths comprising one first exposure time length within the first time range and a plurality of second exposure time lengths within the second time range;
determining a set of the coefficients that define an approximate equation for the obtained plurality of output values;
varying the intensity of the light incident on the detector, and repeating the step of obtaining the plurality of output values and the step of determining the set of the coefficients; and
determining the correction coefficient by regression analysis of the obtained sets of the coefficients for the respective light intensities.

US Pat. No. 10,429,221

ELECTROMAGNETIC FLOWMETER

AZBIL CORPORATION, Chiyo...

1. An electromagnetic flowmeter comprising:a measurement pipe in which a fluid subjected to detection flows;
an exciting coil disposed on an outer side of the measurement pipe, the exciting coil generating a magnetic field according to a current supplied thereto;
a pair of a first electrode and a second electrode disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the measurement pipe so as to face each other in a direction perpendicular to the magnetic field generated by the exciting coil;
a preamplifier circuit that amplifies an electromotive force generated between the first electrode and the second electrode;
a board on which the preamplifier circuit is mounted;
a shield case disposed on the board; and
a data processing control circuit that calculates a flow rate of the fluid in accordance with a signal resulting from the amplification performed by the preamplifier circuit,
wherein the preamplifier circuit includes
a first operational amplifier,
a second operational amplifier,
a first wiring connecting the first electrode and a non-inverting input terminal of the first operational amplifier to each other,
a second wiring connecting the second electrode and a non-inverting input terminal of the second operational amplifier,
a first resistor connected between an output terminal of the first operational amplifier and an inverting input terminal of the first operational amplifier,
a second resistor connected between an output terminal of the second operational amplifier and an inverting input terminal of the second operational amplifier, and
a third resistor connected between the inverting input terminal of the first operational amplifier and the inverting input terminal of the second operational amplifier,
wherein the preamplifier circuit has an amplification factor greater than 1, and
wherein the shield case is disposed on the board so as to surround the first operational amplifier, the second operational amplifier, the first wiring, the second wiring, the first electrode, and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,429,207

PITCH ANGULAR VELOCITY CORRECTION VALUE CALCULATION DEVICE, ATTITUDE ANGLE CALCULATION DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING PITCH ANGULAR VELOCITY CORRECTION VALUE

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A pitch angular velocity correction value calculation device comprising:a speed sensor that detects a speed of an object;
a triaxial acceleration sensor that detects an acceleration of the object;
a triaxial gyro sensor that detects at least a pitch angular velocity of the object;
a storage device that stores computer executable instructions and an offset correction value of the pitch angular velocity; and
a processor that executes the computer executable instructions to perform operations, comprising:
calculating a tilt angle ? of the object based on the detected speed and the detected acceleration with an equation

wherein G is gravitational acceleration, A1 is a differential value of the speed in a direction of an inclined road surface R detected by the speed sensor and A2 is the acceleration in the direction of the inclined road surface R detected by the triaxial acceleration sensor;
storing the calculated tilt angle of the object in the storage device;
determining a pitch angle ? of the object based on the pitch angular velocity and the offset correction value of the pitch angular velocity with an equation
q1=n1 sin ?/2
q2=n2 sin ?/2
q3=n3 sin ?/2
q4=cos ?/2
q12+q22+q32+q42=|q2|+q42=1  (3)
?1=2(q1q4+q2q3?q3q2?q4q1)
?2=2(q2q4+q3q1?q1q3?q4q2)
?3=2(q3q4+q1q3?q2q1?q4q3)  (9)


wherein q1, q2, q3, and q4 are quaternions, n1, n2, and n3 are unit vectors, ? is an pitch angular velocity, and q is a time differential of q in an object coordinate system;
modifying the offset correction value of the pitch angular velocity ? based on the current pitch angle ? calculated using the current correction value of the pitch angular velocity, the current tilt angle ? calculated, the previous pitch angle ? calculated in the past and stored in the storage device using the current correction value of the pitch angular velocity, and the previous tilt angle ? calculated at a time of calculating the previous correction value of the pitch angular velocity ? such that with respect to a difference between the calculated pitch angle ? and the calculated corresponding tilt angle ?, a correction value of the pitch angular velocity ? is modified so that an amount of a difference value between the current difference and the past difference becomes zero; and
correcting the pitch angle based on the detected pitch angular velocity and the modified offset correction value of the pitch angular velocity and to output the corrected pitch angle.

US Pat. No. 10,429,206

COUNTING DEVICE AND PEDOMETER DEVICE

NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A counting device, comprising:a piezoelectric sensor, configured to generate a voltage signal when being pressed;
a rectifier, electrically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and configured to receive the voltage signal and rectify the voltage signal to a trigger signal;
a non-volatile counter, electrically coupled to the rectifier and configured to receive the trigger signal, and comprising a plurality of non-volatile D flip-flops which are configured to count according to the trigger signal and store count data, wherein each non-volatile D flip-flop is configured to store the count data and retains a logic state of the count data without consuming power;
a processing module, electrically coupled to the non-volatile counter and configured to read the count data and calculate the count data to generate a counting value; and
a wireless communication module, electrically coupled to the processing module, wherein the processing module transmits the counting value to an external device through the wireless communication module;
wherein the counting device is powered with electrical energy of the voltage signal generated by the piezoelectric sensor; and
the plurality of non-volatile D flip-flops comprise:
a first non-volatile D flip-flop, comprising a first clock terminal, a first input terminal, a first output terminal, a first inverting output terminal and a first non-volatile memory element, wherein the first clock terminal is electrically coupled to the rectifier, and the first inverting output terminal is electrically coupled to the first input terminal; and
a second non-volatile D flip-flop, comprising a second clock terminal, a second input terminal, a second output terminal, a second inverting output terminal and a second non-volatile memory element, wherein the second clock terminal is electrically coupled to the first inverting output terminal, and the second inverting output terminal is electrically coupled to the second input terminal;
wherein the first clock terminal receives the trigger signal, a first logic signal outputted from the first inverting output terminal is transmitted to the first input terminal and the second clock terminal, so that a first logic state of the first output terminal is changed correspondingly, and the first non-volatile memory element stores the first logic state;
wherein the operation of the second non-volatile D flip-flop is determined according to the first logic signal outputted from the first inverting output terminal, and when the first logic signal is changed from a low logic level to a high logic level, the second inverting output terminal outputs a second logic signal which is then transmitted to the second input terminal, so that a second logic state of the second output terminal is changed and the second non-volatile memory element stores the second logic state.

US Pat. No. 10,429,194

HIGH DEFINITION MAP UPDATES WITH VEHICLE DATA LOAD BALANCING

DeepMap Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of a server comprising:sending, by an online system to a plurality of autonomous vehicles, a high definition map for a geographical region, wherein each of the plurality of autonomous vehicles requested the high definition map for a geographical region for driving on a route through the geographical region;
determining for each of the plurality of autonomous vehicles, an upload rate based on a frequency at which the autonomous vehicle uploads data collected via one or more sensors of the autonomous vehicle to the online system, the upload rate comprising a rate of data uploaded per time period;
ranking the plurality of autonomous vehicles based on an upload rate of each of the plurality of autonomous vehicles to balance burden of uploading data collected via the sensors across the autonomous vehicles, wherein autonomous vehicles with lower upload rates are ranked higher than autonomous vehicles with higher upload rates;
identifying autonomous vehicles of the plurality of autonomous vehicles with routes passing through a particular location about which the online system is requesting an upload of data from autonomous vehicle sensors;
selecting an identified autonomous vehicle based on the ranking;
sending to the selected autonomous vehicle a request for additional data about the particular location, wherein the additional data is based on sensor data captured by the selected autonomous vehicle;
receiving, from the selected autonomous vehicle, additional data about the particular location;
updating the high definition map for the geographical region using the additional data received from the selected autonomous vehicle; and
sending, to one or more autonomous vehicles driving on a route including the particular location, the updated high definition map.

US Pat. No. 10,429,192

GENERATING TRAIL NETWORK MAPS

Strava, Inc., San Franci...

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:
receive a plurality of GPS recorded activities associated with a geographic area;
determine a plurality of tiles associated with the geographic area;
determine respective activity types and respective equipment types of one or more GPS recorded activities that intersect a tile of the plurality of tiles, wherein to determine the respective activity types and the equipment types for the one or more GPS recorded activities that intersect the tile of the plurality of tiles includes:
for each of at least a subset of the plurality of tiles, determining cycling activity data that intersects that tile;
for each tile of the at least subset of the plurality of tiles, determining a portion of the cycling activity data that intersects that tile that is associated with mountain bike frames; and
for each tile of the at least a subset of the plurality of tiles, determining whether that tile is associated with a trail network based in part on the portion of the cycling activity data that intersects that tile that is associated with mountain bike frames;
determine a trail network region within the geographic area based in part on the respective activity types and the respective equipment types of the one or more GPS recorded activities that intersect the tile of the plurality of tiles;
identify a subset of the plurality of GPS recorded activities that is associated with the trail network region; and
generate a trail network map corresponding to the trail network region based in part on the subset of the plurality of GPS recorded activities.

US Pat. No. 10,429,179

STYLUS HOLDER

CARL ZEISS 3D AUTOMATION ...

1. A stylus holder for a stylus, the stylus including a measuring machine adapter, a shaft, and a sensing end, the stylus holder comprising:a body which is configured to receive the stylus and has a movable securing element thereon, wherein the body has a base plate configured to receive the measuring machine adapter, and wherein the securing element has abutment surfaces which are movable relative to a plane of the base plate into a securing position resting on the measuring machine adapter provided in the body, and interaction areas for at least one of: (i) releasing the securing position of the abutment surfaces resting on the measuring machine adapter via the interaction areas, and (ii) ensuring the securing position by means of a hood or a carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,429,152

FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC DOOR WITH POLYCARBONATE BALLISTIC CORE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

AADG, INC., Milan, TN (U...

1. A structural panel which may be used as a door comprising:a shell having spaced first and second FRP exterior panels and separate frame members adjacent edges of the panels;
at least one polymeric sheet between the first and second exterior panels, the at least one polymeric sheet being made of a thermoplastic material and having a plurality of openings through a thickness thereof, the openings being spaced apart by wall portions of the polymeric sheet; and
at least one blast- or ballistic-resistant core layer adjacent and in contact with the at least one polymeric sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,429,138

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO GENERATE OSCILLATING FLUID FLOWS IN HEAT EXCHANGERS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A fluid flow apparatus comprising:a repeating pattern of fins arranged in rows, wherein fins of each row are separated from one another by channels, the fins having respective sub-channels extending therethrough to facilitate oscillation of fluid moving through the channels, wherein each of the sub-channels defines a sub-channel inlet and a sub-channel outlet of a respective fin of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,429,137

HEAT SINK

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A heat sink comprising:a heat sink body made of a metal material which includes a plurality of heat radiating fins having a flat plate shape, the plurality of heat radiating fins being arranged parallel to each other on one surface side of a base having a flat plate shape at intervals in a direction along a surface of the base;
a bridge member made of a metal material which has a plurality of grooves parallel to each other, the plurality of grooves being formed at a pitch equal to an arrangement pitch of the plurality of heat radiating fins of the heat sink body, and the plurality of grooves accommodating distal ends of the respective heat radiating fins in a press-fitted state;
wherein the heat sink body includes a side plate extending parallel to the plurality of heat radiating fins from the base at both ends of the heat sink body in an arrangement direction of the plurality of heat radiating fins;
wherein the heat sink has a stepped portion on an inner side of a distal end of the side plate, the stepped portion accommodating an end edge of the bridge member; and
an upper surface of the bridge member is recessed from the surface of an upper end of the side plate in an extension direction of the side plate when the bridge member is mounted on the heat sink body by making the distal ends of the plurality of heat radiating fins press-fitted in the plurality of grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,429,131

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR PREVENTING GAS FROM LEAVING AN OPENING OF A VESSEL

Glencore Technology Pty L...

1. A method for preventing egress of gas from a first opening of a vessel, the vessel including at least one other opening through which gas can leave the vessel, the method comprising supplying a flow of gas to an open passage extending substantially around the first opening and causing the flow of gas leaving the open passage to flow towards and into the vessel whereby a gas from an environment external to the vessel is caused to be drawn into the vessel, wherein a total flow of gas into the first opening substantially prevents gas from leaving the vessel through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,429,126

TOUCH SENSOR ASSEMBLY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A touch sensor assembly comprising:a sensor printed circuit board (PCB) having a conductive material forming a printed circuit on a top surface of an insulating substrate;
a sensor support having a hole having a circular shape, the hole passing through the conductive layer and the insulating substrate of the sensor PCB;
a touch sensor including a circular metal plate provided at an upper side of the conductive layer to cover the sensor support, and a ceramic disc provided at a top surface of the metal plate and having a diameter less than that of the sensor support;
a conductive foil covering the conductive layer and the touch sensor; and
elastic members installed at a bottom surface of the sensor PCB corresponding to an outer side of the sensor support.

US Pat. No. 10,429,120

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet;
a storage compartment provided in the cabinet to form a single space in which a storage item is stored;
a single door for opening or closing the space formed by the storage compartment;
a first cold air supply duct and a second cold air supply duct provided respectively on left and right sides of the single storage compartment, the first cold air supply duct and the second cold air supply duct supplying different amounts of cold air; and
a storage unit for being pushed into or pulled from the storage compartment in a front-and-rear direction along with the door, the storage unit includes:
a first storage unit provided on the left side;
a second storage unit provided on the right side;
an insulator located between the first storage unit and the second storage unit for separating the first storage unit and the second storage unit from each other;
a first cover for opening or closing an opening formed in an upper side of the first storage unit; and
a second cover for opening or closing an opening formed in an upper side of the second storage unit, the second cover being movable separately from the first cover,
wherein the first storage unit and the second storage unit are maintained at different temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,429,111

INTEGRATED SUCTION HEADER ASSEMBLY

Heatcraft Refrigeration P...

1. A refrigeration system, comprising:an evaporator assembly;
a suction header assembly comprising a reservoir and coupled to an outlet of the evaporator assembly, wherein the suction header assembly is configured to reduce the potential for slugging due to low superheat and to provide energy savings due to liquid sub-cooling;
a suction header heat exchanger disposed throughout a length of the reservoir of the suction header assembly and within the reservoir of the suction header assembly, wherein the suction header heat exchanger is configured to sub-cool a flow of refrigerant passing through the suction header heat exchanger with a counter flow of at least one evaporator flow from the evaporator assembly flowing through the reservoir, so as to reduce any superheat required by a load;
a hot gas diversion assembly comprising a diversion heat exchanger line extending downstream of one or more compressors, along the suction header assembly, and upstream of a condenser assembly;
a temperature sensor disposed within the reservoir of the suction header assembly and electrically coupled to at least one valve, the at least one valve controlling passage of refrigerant into the hot gas diversion assembly in response to temperature measured by the sensor; and
a liquid header configured to receive a direct refrigerant flow from the suction header heat exchanger, wherein the liquid header is functionally coupled between an inlet of the evaporator assembly and an outlet of the suction header heat exchanger, the liquid header configured to divide a received liquid into a plurality of flows.

US Pat. No. 10,429,108

METHOD OF MAINTAINING THE FLOW RATE OF A REFRIGERANT WHILE MAINTAINING SUPERHEAT

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. A method of maintaining a fluid flow rate in a heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) system while maintaining superheat in the HVAC-R system at a desired level comprising:continuously measuring an operating fluid temperature of the HVAC-R system;
continuously calculating HVAC-R system superheat at a pre-determined rate;
determining if the calculated HVAC-R system superheat is stable;
measuring and recording an operating fluid pressure of the HVAC-R system each time the calculated HVAC-R system superheat is stable;
recording an average operating fluid pressure each subsequent time the superheat is stable;
calculating an output PWM according to the equation:
Output PWM=(Flow Rate Component)+(Superheat Component); and
reducing fluid flow through a metering valve in the HVAC-R system when an actual PWM of the HVAC-R system is greater than the calculated output PWM of the HVAC-R system by adjusting a PWM signal to a microvalve in the metering valve, and increasing fluid flow through the metering valve in the HVAC-R system when the actual PWM of the HVAC-R system is less than the calculated output PWM of the HVAC-R system by adjusting the PWM signal to the microvalve in the metering valve;
wherein the Flow Rate Component is the result of regulating around a target operating fluid pressure by performing the steps of: (1) determining an average operating fluid pressure, (2) calculating a fluid pressure within an evaporator, and (3) comparing the average operating fluid pressure to the fluid pressure within the evaporator, such that if the average operating fluid pressure is greater than the fluid pressure within the evaporator, then fluid flow through an expansion device is increased, and if the average operating fluid pressure is less than the fluid pressure within the evaporator, then fluid flow through the expansion device reduced, and
wherein the Superheat Component is the result of regulating around a target superheat by performing the steps of: (1) calculating the system superheat of the HVAC-R, (2) and comparing the calculated system superheat to a target superheat, such that if the calculated system superheat is greater than the target superheat by a pre-determined amount, then fluid flow through the expansion device is increased, and if the calculated system superheat is less than the target superheat by a pre-determined amount, then fluid flow through the expansion device is reduced as shown.

US Pat. No. 10,429,093

AIR TREATMENT SYSTEM

QINGDAO HAIER AIR CONDITI...

1. An air handling system, characterized by comprising a top cover, a base and at least one air handling device provided between the top cover and the base,wherein the top cover and the adjacent air handling device, the base and the adjacent air handling device, and the adjacent air handling devices are all connected to each other by means of magnetic attraction,
wherein at least one guide groove is provided on the bottom surface of the top cover and the bottom surface of the air handling device, respectively; at least one guide protrusion is provided on the top surface of the base and the top surface of the air handling device, respectively; and the guide groove and the guide protrusion which are provided on the adjacent two surfaces positionally correspond to each other such that the guide protrusion is inserted into the guide groove,
wherein an electrically conductive sheet is provided in the guide groove, and the guide protrusion is an electric conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,089

OUTDOOR UNIT FOR AIR CONDITIONER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An outdoor device of an air conditioner, the outdoor device comprising:a barrier that partitions an inside of the outdoor device into a heat exchange chamber and a machine room, the barrier including a first wall, a second wall, and a central wall disposed between the first wall and the second wall, wherein adjacent sections of the central wall and the second wall are recessed toward the heat exchange chamber, and a section of the first wall is recessed toward the heat exchange chamber;
one or more blower fan disposed in the heat exchange chamber to allow heat exchange chamber-side air to forcibly flow;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed in the heat exchange chamber, wherein the outdoor heat exchanger performs heat-exchange with air flowing due to the blower fan;
a control box disposed in the machine room to control an operation of the outdoor device; and
a base plate installed at a surface of the barrier facing the machine room,
wherein the first wall of the barrier extends to bend from one side end of the central wall, and the second wall of the barrier extends to bend from the other side end of the center wall;
wherein the barrier further includes:
a barrier discharge formed to be recessed in the first wall of the barrier, the barrier discharge forming a barrier discharge hole that guides air to be discharged from the heat exchange chamber; and
a barrier inflow formed to be recessed in the second wall of the barrier, the barrier inflow forming a barrier inflow hole that guides air into the heat exchange chamber,
wherein the base plate includes:
a central surface coupled at the central wall of the barrier;
a left surface extending from one end of the central surface to face the first wall of the barrier and be spaced apart from the first wall; and
a right surface extending from another end of the central surface to face the second wall of the barrier and be spaced apart from the second wall,
wherein:
the control box is coupled to the central surface of the base plate,
air introduced by the barrier inflow hole flows into the machine room through a base inflow hole formed on the right surface of the base plate, and
air flowing into the machine room flows into the barrier discharge hole through a base discharge hole formed on the left surface of the base plate and positioned closer to the blower fan than the right surface.

US Pat. No. 10,429,063

SMART ALGORITHM TO DETERMINE “STEAM BOILER WATER CONDITION”

Fluid Handling LLC, Mort...

1. A boiler controller for determining a boiler water condition comprising:a signal processor configured to
receive signaling containing information about sets of N consecutive probe data samples related to a boiler water condition;
determine stable average signaling containing information about a stable average by averaging a set of N consecutive probe data samples in the signaling received;
determine present stable average signaling containing information about a present stable average by averaging a present set of N consecutive probe data samples in the signaling received; and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about the boiler water condition, based upon whether the present stable average is within an allowable limit and a comparison of the present stable average signaling and the stable average signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,429,052

LED LIGHTING FIXTURE

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture comprising:a lighting fixture body, the lighting fixture body comprising one or more metal parts configured to act as heat sinks; and
at least one LED module;
wherein:
each LED module comprises:
a raised base;
one or more LEDs;
an optical assembly consisting of only:
a lens,
a light spreader disk, and
a bulb,
wherein:
 the lens is securely fixed directly to the light spreader disk and positioned between the light spreader disk and the one or more LEDs, such that at least a portion of the light emitted by the one or more LEDs is directly incident upon the light spreader disk and the bulb is an envelope of the LED module, and
 the optical assembly is removably mounted to the raised base, such that the optical assembly is independently selectively replaceable with another optical assembly; and
a board, said one or more LEDs being operatively and fixedly mounted to said board and said board being mounted to a top surface of said raised base, wherein the mounting of the board having said one or more LEDs operatively mounted thereto on the top surface of said raised base places said one or more LEDs in a raised position within the LED module such that the optical assembly is removably mounted directly over and separate from said one or more LEDs;
said optical assembly is configured to give the LED module an appearance that emulates the appearance of an incandescent bulb; and
said one or more LEDs are further operatively and fixedly mounted into the lighting fixture body such that:
the one or more LEDs are hard-wired into the lighting fixture; and
the one or more LEDs are operatively and fixedly mounted into thermally conductive communication with at least one heat sink, said board providing at least a portion of a thermally conductive and electrically isolated path for said thermally conductive communication.

US Pat. No. 10,429,050

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS HAVING DIFFERENT PACKAGING DENSITIES

Citizen Electronics Co., ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus comprising:a packaging substrate having a packaging area;
a first electrical conduction pattern and a second electrical conduction pattern arranged along the periphery of the packaging area;
a first element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a second element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a third element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a sealing resin that seals at least the first element group, the second element group and the third element group, and
a lens on the packaging substrate, wherein
the first element group, the second element group and the third element group are connected in parallel between the first electrical conduction pattern and the second electrical conduction pattern,
the packaging area includes a first packaging area including central portion of the packaging area and a second packaging area surrounding about the first packaging area,
the first element group includes a first portion arranged in the first packaging area, a second portion arranged in the second packaging area, and a third portion arranged in second packaging area, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first portion, the second portion and the third portion are series-connected to each other,
the second element group includes a fourth portion connected with the first electrical conduction pattern in the second packaging area, a fifth portion connected with the second electrical conduction pattern in second packaging area, and a sixth portion connected in zigzags between the fourth portion and the fifth portion, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the fourth portion, the fifth portion and the sixth portion are series-connected to each other,
the third element group includes a seventh portion connected with the first electrical conduction pattern in the second packaging area, an eighth portion connected with the second electrical conduction pattern in second packaging area, and a ninth portion connected in zigzags between the seventh portion and the eighth portion, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the seventh portion, the eighth portion and the eighth portion are series-connected to each other,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first portion is shorter than the packaging intervals of plurality of light-emitting elements in the second portion, third portion, the fourth portion, the fifth portion, the sixth portion, the seventh portion, the eighth portion and the ninth portion,
the optical axis of the lens substantially coincides with the center of the packaging area,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first packaging area is narrower than 0.25 times the length of one side of the light-emitting elements,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the second packaging area is wider than 0.25 times the length of one side of the light-emitting elements, and
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first packaging area is equal or wider than 5 ?m and equal or narrower than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,429,044

LIGHTING FIXTURE MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A mounting system for mounting a lighting fixture, the mounting system comprising a mounting frame comprising:a plate portion configured to be secured to a mounting surface;
one or more mounting tabs disposed on the plate portion and configured to secure the lighting fixture to the mounting plate and extending outwardly in a first direction from a plane defined by the plate portion; and
one or more indexing tabs extending outwardly from the plane defined by the plate portion, the one or more indexing tabs extending outwardly in the first direction from the plane defined by the plate portion by a larger distance than the one or more mounting tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,429,036

THIN FLAT PANEL LED LUMINAIRE

KUNSHAN CHENGTAI ELECTRIC...

1. A thin LED flat luminaire, comprising:a LED bar having at least one light emitting diode disposed thereon;
a transformer provided between a power source and the at least one light emitting diode to reduce a voltage from the power source to a voltage required to operate the at least one light emitting diode;
an optical stack having an edge that abuts the LED bar, including, from top to bottom,
a flat baseboard,
a flat reflection panel for receiving light from the LED bar,
a flat acrylic panel having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface facing the flat reflection panel, the top surface having a mask pattern printed thereon, the mask pattern for filtering light transmitted from the flat reflection panel into the flat acrylic panel for providing a uniform transmission of the light from the acrylic panel across the bottom surface of the flat acrylic panel, and
a flat diffusion panel configured to receive the light from the bottom surface of the flat acrylic panel and emit the light into a space to be illuminated.

US Pat. No. 10,429,028

SOFT BOX WITH SMOOTH ROD FOLDING STRUCTURE

HYUNDAE PHOTONICS CO., LT...

1. In a soft box with a plurality of rods (2) arranged radially with respect to a speed ring (1) and a strobe mounted in the center, a soft box with a smooth rod folding structure, comprising:brackets (10) mounted on the edge of the speed ring (1) at uniform intervals so as to couple the rods (2);
a lever (20) mounted by a first hinge part on the upper end of each of the brackets (10);
a link (30) connected to the lever (20) by a second hinge part(H2), which is provided to the lever (20) so as to be located at the rear end side of the bracket (10) at the same height as the first hinge part (H1) when the lever (20) is fully lifted to the upper part of the bracket (10) and moved to the side surface of the bracket (10) when the lever (20) is moved reversely;
a rod support (40) provided by a third hinge part (H3) at the lower end of the bracket (10) such that the rod (2) is inserted thereinto and having a fourth hinge part (H4) so as to be connected to the link (30) such that, when the lever (20) is operated, the force of the lever (20) is transmitted to the rod support (40) through the link (30) and the rod support (40) rotates with respect to the third hinge part (H3).

US Pat. No. 10,429,016

LED LIGHT STRING WITH STABLE CURRENT

1. A light emitting diode (LED) light string with stable current, comprising:a lighting string having a positive end and a negative end, wherein the lighting string comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically connected between the positive end and the negative end;
a plug and a socket, wherein the plug is connected to the positive end or the negative end of the lighting string while the socket is alternatively connected to the negative end or the positive end of the lighting string;
a control circuit provided in either the plug or the socket, the control circuit comprising:
a power converting unit for converting an input power to a DC power; and
a power output end connected to the positive end of the lighting string; and
at least one current controller receiving the DC power and outputting a driving current from the power output end to the lighting string;
a first wire electrically connected between the plug and the socket; and
a second wire having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the second wire has an electrical connection to the negative end of the lighting string and the second end of the second wire is electrically connected to the plug or the socket that has the control circuit therein.

US Pat. No. 10,429,002

TOP-LOADING MOUNTING TRACK FOR RECEIVING A MOUNT ASSEMBLY

NATIONAL PRODUCTS, INC., ...

1. A top-loading mounting track system, comprising:a top-loading mounting track comprising
at least one top-loading track section, each top-loading track section comprising
a base,
two beams, wherein each of the beams extends over a portion of the base toward the other beam, wherein each of the beams has a top surface and an opposing bottom surface, wherein the beams are laterally spaced apart from each other by a gap having a first distance, and
two rails extending opposite each other from the base, each rail of the two rails connecting the base to a different one of the two beams, each rail comprising an inner rail wall and an opposing outer rail wall, wherein the inner rail wall of each of the two rails defines
a shoulder portion of the inner rail wall extending from the base and forming a shoulder relative to the base,
an insertion-pocket portion of the inner rail wall extending from the shoulder portion and towards the opposing outer rail wall, and
an angled guide-surface portion of the inner rail wall extending linearly, and at an angle away from the opposing outer rail wall, from the insertion-pocket portion to an intersection with the bottom surface of one of the two beams;
wherein the insertion-pocket portions of the inner rail walls of the two rails are laterally spaced apart from each other by a second distance that is larger than the first distance and the intersections of the respective angled guide-surface portions with the respective bottom surfaces of the two beams are laterally spaced apart from each other by a third distance that is larger than the first distance and smaller than the second distance; and
a mount assembly coupleable to the top-loading mounting track, the mount assembly comprising a mount coupled to a retention element comprising a flange with a smallest lateral dimension that is greater than the first distance of the gap between the two beams of the top-loading mounting track and at least one lateral dimension that is less than the second distance between the insertion-pocket portions of the two rails of the top-loading mounting track, the retention element configured and arranged for insertion into the top-loading mounting track by passing the retention element through the gap between the two beams of the at least one top-loading track section from a position over the top surfaces of the two beams.

US Pat. No. 10,428,992

CURED IN PLACE LINER SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION METHODS

INA Acquisition Corp., W...

1. A rehabilitated host pipe comprising:an existing host pipe extending along an axis;
a sleeve positioned at an end of the pipe; and
a cured in place pipe liner that is cured in place along an inside surface of the pipe, the liner extending along the axis into the sleeve, the liner being bonded to the sleeve to form a coupling section extending out of the end of the pipe along the axis, the coupling section having an inner surface formed by the liner and an outer surface formed by the sleeve, the inner surface and the outer surface being arranged so that a radial line extending from the axis passes through both the inner and outer surfaces;
a coupler mounted on the outer surface of the coupling section so that the radial line that passes through the inner surface and the outer surface of the coupling section also passes through the coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,428,989

MATERIAL HANDLING UNLOAD TEE WITH ONE ACTION PIVOTABLE DOOR

Bray International, Inc.,...

1. A method of unloading a volume of materials through an unload tee, comprising the steps of:manipulating a handle of the unload tee with one action;
opening a door of the unload tee according the step of manipulating the handle;
pivoting an arm connected to an extendable link relative to the extendable link via said step of manipulating the handle;
pivoting the extendable link connected to the unload tee relative to the unload tee;
pivoting the door connected to the arm relative to the arm;
wherein said step of opening the door further comprises pivoting the door connected to the unload tee relative to the unload tee; and
extending the extendable link in response to said steps of pivoting the arm and pivoting the door.

US Pat. No. 10,428,978

WEBLESS CORRUGATED DUAL WALL FOUNDATION DRAIN AND RELATED METHOD

Prinsco, Inc.

1. A dual wall foundation drain, comprising:a section of hollow tubular pipe having a generally non-square polygonal cross-sectional configuration;
said tubular pipe having a corrugated inner wall formed of a flexible plastic material which is defined by spaced apart successive circumferentially extending radially inward protruding peaks with circumferentially extending valley-defining portions deposed therebetween;
said tubular pipe having a substantially smooth exterior wall formed of a relatively flexible plastic material which extends around said inner corrugated wall and is integrally formed therewith; and
said tubular pipe having sufficient vertical beam strength to support its own weight over 60 inches of length for at least one minute without deflection.

US Pat. No. 10,428,949

PACKING ASSEMBLY FOR A PUMP

UTEX Industries, Inc., H...

1. A header ring comprising:an opening;
a radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip adjacent the opening;
a radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface adjacent the opening;
an annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface opposite the opening;
a first annular radially extending surface extending between the radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface and the annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface;
a second annular axially extending surface extending between the annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface and the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip;
an axially extending annular bead opposite the first annular radially extending surface, the bead being adjacent the second annular axially extending surface and the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip; and
fabric reinforced elastomeric material covering at least the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip and the radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,948

SEAL RING

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A sealing system, comprising:a seal ring that seals an annular gap between a shaft and a housing rotating relative to each other to maintain pressure of sealed fluid in a region on a higher pressure side,
the seal ring being attached to an annular groove provided on an outer periphery of the shaft, and sliding on a lateral wall surface of the annular groove on a lower pressure side,
the seal ring comprising:
a dynamic pressure generation groove that generates dynamic pressure with the sealed fluid introduced thereinto, the dynamic pressure generation groove being provided in a region of a lateral surface thereof on the lower pressure side in which the lateral surface slides on the lateral wall surface, wherein the dynamic pressure generation groove is located in the lateral surface spaced from an inner peripheral surface of the seal ring and without any secondary recess disposed in the lateral surface between the dynamic pressure generation groove and the inner peripheral surface, the dynamic pressure generation groove having a central part that defines a deepest portion of the dynamic pressure generation groove and includes a pair of shallower tapered parts on each side of the central part in a circumferential direction; and
an introduction hole that has an opening at a position spaced away from the lateral surface of the inner peripheral surface of the seal ring, communicates directly radially outward with the central part of the dynamic pressure generation groove, and introduces the sealed fluid into the dynamic pressure generation groove.

US Pat. No. 10,428,933

TRANSMISSION VALVE MANIFOLD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TRANSMISSION VALVE MANIFOLD

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A transmission valve manifold comprising:a single, unitary, monolithic, manifold body, the manifold body having a plurality of fluid passageways, and a plurality of fluid chambers, each fluid chamber being configured to receive one of a cylinder body, a solenoid valve, or a spool valve;
wherein a first one of the fluid passageways follows a path that extends along three axes through an interior of the manifold body to connect at least one of the fluid chambers with at least one other one of the fluid chambers, the first one of the fluid passageways extending through a second one of the fluid passageways within the interior of the manifold body; and
wherein the first one of the fluid passageways is not in fluid communication with the second one of the fluid passageways at a location where the first one of the fluid passageways extends through the second one of the fluid passageways.

US Pat. No. 10,428,932

SHIFT DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A shift device comprising:a supporting body at which a supporting portion is provided;
a shift body that is inserted into the supporting body from one side portion and is rotatably supported by the supporting body, and at which a shift position is changed due to the shift body being rotated;
a supported portion that is provided at the shift body so as to be integrally rotatable therewith with respect to the supporting body, the supported portion comprising a first portion and a second portion wherein the second portion is a protruding portion that is axially protruding out from the first portion, wherein, due to the supported portion being supported by the supporting portion, the shift body is rotatably supported by the supporting body, and
an avoidance portion that is provided at at least one of the supporting body or the shift body, and that causes avoidance of interference of the shift body with the supporting body at a time when the shift body is inserted into the supporting body from the one side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,918

POSITIONING DEVICE

SCHNEEBERGER HOLDING AG, ...

1. A positioning device, comprising a base element, a carrier element to be positioned relative to the base element along a z-axis as well as at least one first and one second slide elements, wherein the first slide element is disposed displaceably by means of a first base guide device along a first base line on the base element and is disposed displaceably by means of a first ascent guide device along a first ascent line on the carrier element, wherein the second slide element is disposed displaceably by means of a second base guide device along a second base line on the base element and by means of a second ascent guide device along a second ascent line on the carrier element, wherein the first ascent line and the first base line run in a projection along the z-axis parallel to one another and are arranged relative to the z-axis so that each of the first ascent line and the first base line has a constant angle of inclination relative to the z-axis and the angles of inclination of the first ascent line and the first base line relative to the z-axis are different, wherein the second ascent line and the second base line run in a projection along the z-axis parallel to one another and are arranged relative to the z-axis so that each of second ascent line and the second base line has a constant angle of inclination relative to the z-axis and the angles of inclination of the second ascent line and the second base line relative to the z-axis are different, wherein the first and the second ascent guide devices are arranged with respect to one another in such a manner that in at least one projection perpendicular to the z-axis, the first and the second ascent lines are inclined opposite to one another relative to the z-axis so that a synchronous displacement of the first and the second slide elements relative to the base element causes a displacement of the carrier element relative to the base element exclusively along the z-axis, wherein for the synchronous displacement of the first and second slide elements the positioning device comprises at least one drive device which comprises a rotary drive having an axis of rotation parallel to the z-axis and a coupling element, wherein the coupling element couples the rotary drive to the first and second slide elements in such a manner that a rotational movement of the rotary drive causes a synchronous displacement of the first and second slide elements along the respective base lines.

US Pat. No. 10,428,917

SHAFT ASSEMBLIES SUITABLE FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND RELATED CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A shaft comprising:an elongate shaft body having first and second longitudinally opposing tubular segments with an intermediate segment residing therebetween, wherein the intermediate segment comprises a plurality of closely spaced apart circumferentially extending external notches with wall segments having a greater outer diameter than an outer diameter of the notches residing therebetween, and wherein the notches have a width that is between about 0.010 inches to about 0.020 inches, on average, and a depth that is between about 0.001 inches to about 0.010 inches, on average, and wherein the closely spaced apart notches are longitudinally spaced apart so that centerlines of adjacent notches reside within 0.050 inches of each other, and wherein adjacent ones of the wall segments are parallel and have an outer diameter that is co-planar.

US Pat. No. 10,428,908

MULTI-STAGE TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A multi-stage transmission for vehicles comprising:an input shaft and an output shaft;
a first planetary gear set, a second planetary gear set, a third planetary gear set, and a fourth planetary gear set configured to transmit rotary force between the input shaft and the output shaft, each of the planetary gear sets has three rotary elements; and
six gear shift elements each connected to at least one of the three rotary elements of the first to fourth planetary gear sets,
wherein a first rotary element of the first planetary gear set is fixedly connected to a first rotary element of the second planetary gear set and to a first rotary element of the third planetary gear set, a second rotary element of the first planetary gear set is fixedly connected to a third rotary element of the third planetary gear set, and a third rotary element of the first planetary gear set is fixedly connected to a second rotary element of the second planetary gear set,
wherein the second rotary element of the second planetary gear set is fixedly connected to a third rotary element of the fourth planetary gear set,
wherein a second rotary element of the third planetary gear set is selectively connected to a transmission case via one of the six gear shift elements, and
wherein a first rotary element of the fourth planetary gear set is selectively connected to the transmission case via another one of the six gear shift elements and a second rotary element of the fourth planetary gear set is fixedly connected to the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,428,907

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, comprising:an input shaft receiving an engine torque;
an output shaft outputting a shifted torque;
a first planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set having a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set having a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set having a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a fifth planetary gear set having a thirteenth rotation element, a fourteenth rotation element and a fifteenth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the first rotation element and the eleventh rotation element, and fixedly connected to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the second rotation element and one rotation element of the fifth planetary gear set, selectively connectable to the input shaft, and selectively connectable to a transmission housing;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the eighth rotation element and fixedly connected to the output shaft;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element and the fifth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the sixth rotation element, the seventh rotation element, the tenth rotation element, and other rotation element of the fifth planetary gear set which is not connected to the second shaft;
a sixth shaft fixedly connected to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft fixedly connected to a remaining rotation element of the fifth planetary gear set which is not connected to the first shaft and the second shaft; and
a plurality of shafts each of which is selectively connectable to the transmission housing and fixedly connected to rotation elements of the second and third planetary gear sets which is not fixedly connected to any of the first to seventh shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,428,895

VALVE MECHANISM, DAMPING FORCE GENERATING DEVICE, AND SHOCK ABSORBER

Showa Corporation, Gyoda...

1. A valve mechanism, comprising:a housing including a valve seat that is formed at the outer side, in the radial direction, of an opening at one end of a fluid channel;
a drive valve arranged to be movable in a direction of being contacted to and apart from the valve seat;
a plate-shaped valve body that is made of an elastic material having an opening through which fluid passes and is arranged between the valve seat and the drive valve;
a valve positioning member that causes the valve body to face the valve seat via a predetermined gap with respect to the valve seat; and
a drive valve moving mechanism that causes the gap between an inner circumference of the valve body and the valve seat to be variable by moving the drive valve in a direction of approaching the valve seat and elastically deforming the valve body in a direction that the inner circumference of the valve body approaches the valve seat, wherein
the valve body comprises a through-hole at a center thereof and
a diameter at a distal end of the drive valve is lessened toward a valve seat side so that the through-hole is closed when the distal end contacts the inner circumference of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,890

VIBRATION-DAMPING DEVICE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A vibration-damping device comprising:a tubular first attachment member;
a second attachment member that is attached to any one of a vibration generating portion and a vibration receiving portion;
an elastic body that connects the first attachment member and the second attachment member with each other; and
a bracket that is connected to the remaining one of the vibration generating portion and the vibration receiving portion and is press-fitted into the first attachment member,
wherein the second attachment member includes a stopper wall portion which surrounds the first attachment member from radially outside,
wherein an outer stopper elastic body is installed on an inner circumferential surface of the stopper wall portion,
wherein a penetration hole which is open toward the stopper wall portion is formed in the first attachment member, and a stopper elastic body covering the penetration hole is installed on an inner circumferential surface of the first attachment member,
wherein, in the stopper elastic body, a recess portion is formed in a part positioned at a part in which no penetration hole is formed on the inner circumferential surface of the first attachment member,
wherein a covering elastic body integrally formed with the stopper elastic body is installed on an outer circumferential surface of the first attachment member,
wherein a portion of the covering elastic body covering the penetration hole from an outer circumferential surface side of the first attachment member protrudes and comes into contact with or comes close to the outer stopper elastic body by the stopper elastic body being elastically deformed by the bracket and protruding to the outer circumferential surface side of the first attachment member through the penetration hole,
wherein the portion of the covering elastic body covering the penetration hole from the outer circumferential surface side of the first attachment member protrudes towards the stopper wall portion and comes into contact with or comes close to the outer stopper elastic body when the bracket is press-fitted into the first attachment member, and
wherein the portion of the covering elastic body includes at least one protruding part that extends from a surface of the covering elastic body situated directly opposite the outer stopper elastic body in a direction toward the outer stopper elastic body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,889

TORSION SPRING

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A throttle valve device comprising:a torsion spring that is assembled and used in the throttle valve device for increasing and decreasing an opening degree of an intake passage or an exhaust passage of an internal-combustion engine, the torsion spring comprising:
two coil springs connected with each other so that torsion directions are opposite from each other; and
a hook disposed between the two coil springs, and
a valve object housed in the intake passage or the exhaust passage to be rotatable to increase and decrease the opening degree of the intake passage or the exhaust passage, wherein
of the two coil springs, one side spring arranged at one side in an axial direction biases the valve object to a closing side, and the other side spring arranged at the other side in the axial direction biases the valve object to an opening side,
at least one coil spring of the two coil springs and the hook connected with each other defines a clearance therebetween, and a dimension of the clearance is larger than an average value of clearances between coil turns of the at least one coil spring,
the throttle valve device further comprises:
one side bush arranged at an inner circumference of the one side spring, and having an outer periphery surface in contact with the inner circumference of the one side spring, and
the other side bush arranged at an inner circumference of the other side spring, and having an outer periphery surface in contact with the inner circumference of the other side spring, wherein a gap is defined between the one side bush and the other side bush in the axial direction,
a spring gap is defined in the axial direction between a first turn of coil turns of the one side spring located the most other side in the axial direction, and a first turn of coil turns of the other side spring located the most one side in the axial direction, in the state where the torsion spring is assembled to the one side bush and the other side bush,
the gap defined between the one side bush and the other side bush in the axial direction is defined as a bush gap, and
the spring gap is smaller than the bush gap, while turning along the first turn toward a second turn in the one side spring, up to a predetermined position in a circumferential direction, and becomes larger than the bush gap when passing the predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,888

BRAKE SYSTEM

Akebono Brake Industry Co...

1. A brake system comprising:a brake piston extending along a longitudinal axis, the brake piston comprising a piston pocket;
a rotary to linear stage mechanism comprising a spindle and a nut, the nut is received in the piston pocket; and
a clutch comprising a first clip that is adapted to at least partially surround an outer surface of the nut, the first clip is received in a groove defined in the piston pocket;
wherein the brake system is operable in a first braking application and in a second braking application:
wherein:
i) during the first braking application, the clutch is adapted to provide for the nut to rotate; and
ii) during the second braking application, the clutch is adapted to restrict or prevent the nut from rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,428,881

BLOW BACK PREVENTION DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

The Boeing Company, Hunt...

1. A blow back prevention device 100 for an aircraft flap, comprising:a first ball-ramp plate 200 engaged with an output coupling 150, the output coupling 150 being adapted to receive a rotatable output shaft 50, and rotatable therewith about a longitudinal rotation axis 75, the first ball-ramp plate 200 having a first ball-ramp surface 220 and an opposed first braking surface 240;
a second ball-ramp plate 300 having a second ball-ramp surface 320 and an opposed second braking surface 340, and being disposed adjacent to the first ball-ramp plate 200 such that the first and second ball-ramp surfaces 220, 320 are opposed to each other, and include a ball 400 disposed therebetween, and such that each of the first and second braking surfaces 240, 340 is opposed to a respective first and second stationary braking structure 260, 360;
a spring 500 biasing the first ball-ramp plate 200 toward the second ball-ramp plate 300, to space the first braking surface 240 apart from the first stationary braking structure 260; and
an input shaft 600 opposed to the output coupling 150 and extending along the rotation axis 75 through the first and second ball-ramp plates 200, 300, the first and second ball-ramp plates 200, 300, the ball 400, and the spring 500 being arranged such that an absolute value of a rotational torque applied to the output coupling 150 by blow back of the flap, greater than a rotational torque applied to the input shaft 600, causes the ball 400 to urge apart the first and second ball-ramp surfaces 220, 320, and overcome the biasing of the spring 500, such that the first and second braking surfaces 240, 340 are urged against the respective first and second stationary structures 260, 360 to cease rotation of the output coupling 150 due to the rotational torque applied thereto by blow back of the flap.

US Pat. No. 10,428,876

CLUTCH DISK WITH TORSIONAL ANGULAR-DEPENDENT FRICTION DAMPING DEVICE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A torsion damper comprising:at least one torque input disk (5);
at least one torque output disk (25; 27);
the at least one torque input disk (5) and the at least one torque output disk constructed to perform movement in circumferential direction relative to the at least one torque output disk (25; 27) against the force of at least one spring storage (11);
a driving connection (63-69);
a friction device (41) for damping the relative movement by generating a smaller friction torque in a first swivel angle range (71) than in a second swivel angle range (81), the friction device (41) comprising at least two friction rings (43-47; 59; 61) which are rotatable in opposite direction relative to one another and which are activated depending on the swivel angle by the driving connection (63-69) of the at least two friction rings with the torque input disk (5);
wherein the driving connection (63-69) comprises a spring element (73) arranged functionally in series with the friction device (41) and functionally in parallel with the spring storage (11);
wherein the driving connection (63-69) is formed by a driving pin (63; 65) which extends into a cutout (69) of one of the at least two friction rings (59; 61), and wherein the spring element (73) is arranged between the driving pan (63; 65) and the cutout (69); and
wherein at least one spring element (73) is arranged on both sides of the driving pin (63; 65) in the swivel angle direction.