US Pat. No. 10,338,924

CONFIGURABLE EVENT SELECTION FOR MICROCONTROLLER TIMER/COUNTER UNIT CONTROL

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A microcontroller comprising:a central processing unit (CPU);
a memory for storing instructions executable by the CPU;
first and second input pins for receiving first and second external event signals, respectively, from one or more devices that are external to the microcontroller;
a first timer/counter (T/C) channel coupled to receive control values generated by the CPU in response to executing the instructions, and further coupled to receive the first external event signal, and the second external event signal;
wherein each of the first and second external event signals is a binary signal that can transition between a first state and a second state;
wherein the first T/C channel is configured to generate a plurality of event signals based on the first event signal or the second external event signal;
wherein the first T/C channel is configured to select one of the plurality of event signals based on one or more of the control values;
wherein the first T/C channel is configured to generate a first control signal as a function of the selected event signal;
wherein a first function of the first T/C channel can be controlled by the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,923

BRANCH PREDICTION PATH WRONG GUESS INSTRUCTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, with a processor, a branch wrong guess instruction located at a branch wrong guess instruction address;
determining, by the processor, whether any branch address in a branch prediction mechanism matches the branch wrong guess instruction address;
subsequent to the determining whether any branch address in the branch prediction mechanism matches the branch wrong guess instruction address, receiving, by the processor, an end branch wrong guess instruction that includes the branch wrong guess instruction address, wherein the end branch wrong guess instruction is distinct and separate from the branch wrong guess instruction;
responsive to determining that the branch wrong guess instruction address does not match any branch address in the branch prediction mechanism:
inducing a branch prediction error by prefetching an instruction immediately sequentially following the branch wrong guess instruction address; and
decoding and executing instructions in a state invariant region, wherein the state invariant region is a two-instruction state invariant region comprising decode wrong stream instructions, and the state invariant region immediately sequentially follows the branch wrong guess instruction and immediately sequentially precedes the end branch wrong guess instruction; and
prefetching, by the processor, an instruction at a branch target address in response to the end branch wrong guess instruction, even if the branch wrong guess instruction has not yet been executed.

US Pat. No. 10,338,896

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPING AND USING REAL-TIME DATA APPLICATIONS

PTC Inc., Boston, MA (US...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating a real-time Web application, the computer-implemented method comprising:providing, at a client-side application executing on a computing device, a graphical user interface comprising one or more rendering widgets for presentation of data associated with a plurality of second computing devices,
wherein the client-side application is defined by a plurality of application definition files having instructions to invoke a plurality of Web service objects, and
wherein the instructions, during runtime, cause retrieval of data from one or more storage computing devices for presentation on the one or more rendering widgets;
receiving, by the client-side application, from the one or more storage computing devices, one or more datasets corresponding to the invoked Web service objects;
responsive to receipt of the one or more datasets, caching, by the client-side application, each of the received one or more datasets;
responsive to the received one or more datasets being cached, presenting, by the client-side application, data of the cached one or more datasets via the one or more rendering widgets;
receiving, by the client-side application, a manifest file listing one or more updated application definition files having second instructions to invoke a second plurality of plurality of Web service objects;
responsive to receipt of the manifest file, retrieving, by the client-side application, the one or more updated application definition files listed in the manifest file;
responsive to receipt of the one or more updated application definition files, caching, by the client-side application, each of the received one or more updated application definition files; and
responsive to the received one or more updated application definition files being cached, updating, by the client-side application, the plurality of application definition files with the cached one or more updated application definition files.

US Pat. No. 10,338,877

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a wireless communication processor configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other electronic device;
a display; and
a controller configured to:
execute a web application of a web browser installed on the electronic device,
display an execution screen of the web application on the display,
extract a web code of the web application associated with the execution screen, and
transmit the extracted web code to the at least one other electronic device through the wireless communication processor such that screen information related to the execution screen is displayed on a display of the at least one other electronic device using the web code without executing a corresponding web application on the at least one other electronic device,
wherein the controller is further configured to display a move icon for moving the execution screen to the display of the at least one other electronic device, a copy icon for copying the execution screen to the display of the at least one other electronic device, and a pull icon for pulling the screen information displayed on the display of the at least one other electronic device to be displayed on the display of the electronic device, and
wherein the controller is further configured to:
receive a list of areas transmittable from the at least one other electronic device to the electronic device among an entire area of a screen displayed on the display of the at least one other electronic device,
in response to a touch applied to the pull icon, display the list of the areas, and
in response to selecting an item from the list, display visual information corresponding to any one of the areas.

US Pat. No. 10,338,853

MEDIA AWARE DISTRIBUTED DATA LAYOUT

Avere Systems, Inc., Pit...

1. A digital file storage system having an architecture that improves scalability of the digital file storage system as a result of dividing files within a given directory into a number of vdisks which can each be processed independently, and that improves class of service management by determining class of service for individual blocks of a file stored in different segments of persistent memory, comprising:an interface that receives digital files;
a controller comprising a plurality of processors;
a memory comprising a plurality of vdisks each served by one of the plurality of processors, wherein scalability of the digital file storage system is improved as a result of dividing files within a given directory into a number of vdisks which can each be processed independently and wherein each vdisk comprises:
a plurality of persistent storage segments, each persistent storage segment providing a specific class of service for storage different from the class of service for storage of the other persistent storage segments; and
a policy module in communication with the controller, wherein the policy module determines vdisk and segment choice for storage of digital files by determining the class of service for an individual block of a digital file by choosing a segment having an appropriate class of service to which to allocate the block;
wherein one or more digital files with data and meta data are distributed among the persistent storage segments of one or more vdisk;
wherein a vdisk is chosen from the plurality of vdisks to hold a newly created digital file or directory based on a predetermined mapping of the plurality of vdisks;
wherein storing the newly created digital file is done in a manner that improves class of service management by storing a first portion of the newly created digital file in a first segment of the persistent memory and by storing a second portion of the newly created digital file in a second segment of the persistent memory, wherein the second segment has a different class of service for storage than the first segment's class of service; and
wherein retrieving the stored newly created digital file is done by reading the first portion of the stored digital file from the first segment of the persistent memory, and by reading the second portion of the stored digital file from the second segment of the persistent memory.

US Pat. No. 10,338,852

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIST RETRIEVAL IN A STORAGE DEVICE

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:storing, by a storage device associated with a computing device, a plurality of data nodes wherein the plurality of data nodes is stored within a hierarchy of levels in the storage device;
receiving, at the computing device, a data request, wherein the data request identifies a first node of the plurality of data nodes, and wherein the data request identifies a depth level;
selecting, by the computing device, one or more additional nodes within the plurality of data nodes, wherein each of the selected additional nodes is a child node of the first node, and wherein the child nodes are selected based on the depth level received in the data request;
generating, by the computing device, a first command to retrieve a first subset of the data stored at the first node;
generating, by the computing device, one or more additional commands to retrieve one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes;
issuing, by the computing device, the first command to retrieve from the storage device the first subset of the data stored at the first node;
receiving, by the computing device, a first response to the first command, the first response including the first subset of the data stored at the first node;
issuing, by the computing device, the one or more additional commands to retrieve from the storage device the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes;
receiving, by the computing device, one or more additional responses to the one or more additional commands, the one or more additional responses including the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes; and
transmitting, by the computing device, a response to the data request, the response including at least a portion of the first subset of the data stored at the first node, and at least a portion of the one or more additional subsets of the data stored at the one or more additional nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,338,846

METHOD FOR REDUCING READ BUFFER SIZE REQUIREMENTS IN NVME BASED SOLID STATE DRIVES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data storage system comprising:a non-volatile memory express (NVMe) host; and
a NVMe device including a NVMe device controller configured to,
receive a read command from the NVMe host, the read command instructing the NVMe device to fetch data,
place a portion of the data fetched from a flash in a read buffer queue in the NVMe device controller, the read buffer queue including a plurality of segments to accommodate individual portion of the data fetched from the flash,
indicate a presence of the portion of the data in the read buffer queue to the NVMe host, and
receive an acknowledgment from the NVMe host, the acknowledgment indicating that the data in the read buffer queue can be rewritten.

US Pat. No. 10,338,842

NAMESPACE/STREAM MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving logical streams from a plurality of namespaces;
determining characteristics of logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces;
selecting a configurable assignment mode; and
assigning the logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces to a plurality of hardware streams to access physical storage blocks associated with a data storage device based on the characteristics of the logical streams and the configurable assignment mode,
wherein a number of hardware streams to access the physical storage blocks associated with the data storage drive is fixed, and a number of logical streams associated with the plurality of namespaces is varied depending on I/O processes running on a host computer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,838

MULTI-MODE NVME OVER FABRICS DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING CAN (CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK) BUS OR SMBUS INTERFACE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A memory device configured to communicate with one or more external devices, the memory device comprising a configurable bit or a mode select pin for determining which one of two or more different communication protocols that the memory device uses to communicate with the one or more external devices,wherein the two or more different communication protocols include at least a Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol for a first communication with one or more sensors and a System Management Bus (SMBus) protocol for a second communication with one or more management components, and
wherein the first communication and the second communication occur concurrently at least during a first period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,338,831

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESERVING DATA IN VOLATILE MEMORY

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A system for preserving data in a volatile memory, wherein the volatile memory comprises a plurality of word lines for storing data, wherein the system comprises:an accessing unit, configured to detect a row-hammer indication indicating a first word line is frequently accessed, wherein the accessing unit copies data stored in a second word line and a third word line to a fourth word line and a fifth word line respectively when the row-hammer indication is detected on the first word line, wherein the second and third word lines are adjacent to the first word line, and wherein the data stored in the fourth and the fifth word lines are available to be accessed when the data stored in the second and third word lines are found uncorrectable;
wherein the accessing unit is further configured to overwrite the second and third word lines with the data stored in the fourth and fifth word lines respectively when the data stored in the second and third word lines are found uncorrectable.

US Pat. No. 10,338,815

MULTI-CHANNEL NONVOLATILE MEMORY POWER LOSS MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for multi-channel nonvolatile memory management, the computer-implemented method comprising:queuing, by a nonvolatile queue manager, entries of host data from one or more host channels to one or more write buffers for storage in one or more nonvolatile memory devices of a nonvolatile memory array;
comparing, by the nonvolatile queue manager, a number of the entries queued in the one or more write buffers to one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds based on detecting a power loss event;
tracking, by the nonvolatile queue manager, one or more locations in the nonvolatile memory array targeted by one or more of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds;
initiating a mitigation action, by the nonvolatile queue manager, on a subsequent restoration of power to handle the one or more locations in the nonvolatile memory array targeted by one or more of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds; and
rebalancing the one or more write buffers by shifting one or more of the entries queued in the one or more write buffers to at least one of the one or more write buffers having none of the entries extending beyond the one or more nonvolatile memory holdup power write thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,338,812

REPLACEMENT OF PHYSICAL BUTTONS WITH VIRTUAL CONTROLS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for controlling a computing device without mechanical buttons the method comprising:detecting, by one or more computer processors, an interaction with a touch capacitive sensing surface on a computing device;
determining, by one or more computer processors, that the detected interaction includes at least three interactions including at least two different touch capacitive sensing surfaces, wherein the at least three interactions are based on a change in coordinates from a first geometric plane to a second geometric plane, the second geometric plane to a third geometric plane, and the second geometric plane to the first geometric plane;
determining, by one or more computer processors, a virtual control button to display based on the detected interaction;
displaying, by one or more computer processors, the determined virtual control button to the user;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, an interaction with the displayed virtual control button; and
implementing, by one or more computer processors, an action associated with the determined virtual control button based on the received interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,338,809

PROGRAM FOR CHARACTER INPUT SYSTEM, CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

OMRON CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium, having stored thereon a program, the program comprising:input screen setting instructions for setting on a touch screen an input character display area and a keyboard image including a plurality of character keys to which a plurality of characters are assigned;
character input reception instructions for executing
flick input reception processing in which one of a plurality of characters assigned to a touched character key is displayed in the input character display area as an input character in response to a flick input operation in which a touch is canceled after a touch position is slid in a specific direction while one of the character keys in the keyboard image is still being touched, and
toggle input reception processing in which the plurality of characters assigned to a character key are displayed one at a time in a specific order in the input character display area in response to a toggle input operation in which the same character key in the keyboard image is continuously tapped, and the character displayed at the end of the toggle input operation is confirmed as the input character; and
definition information registration instructions with which a plurality of character types are divided into a first group and a second group, and a plurality of characters are assigned to each of the plurality of character keys for each group, and in which are registered
flick input-use definition information that indicates, for each of the plurality of character keys, a correlation between the characters assigned to the character keys in one group and a direction of flick input operation pertaining to each character, and
toggle input-use definition information that indicates the plurality of characters assigned to the character keys in the other group, corresponding to a display order when these characters are displayed in the order of the toggle input operation, the character type of the second group being different from the character type of the first group, wherein,
in response to the flick input operation, the character input reception instructions determine the character corresponding to the direction of the flick input operation on the basis of the flick input-use definition information pertaining to the character key that is operated, and display the determined character in the input character display area, and,
in response to the toggle input operation, while the toggle input operation is being performed, the character input reception instructions switch the display of the character in the input character display area on the basis of the toggle input-use definition information pertaining to the character key that is operated; and
wherein, of the characters belonging to the character type of the first group, a number of characters corresponding to the number of character keys are assigned as representative characters for each character key in the keyboard image, and definition information for each character key includes information that establishes the display of representative characters according to the first tap of the relevant character key.

US Pat. No. 10,338,801

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE CALIBRATION VIA HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A self-propelled agricultural vehicle comprising:a chassis supporting a cab and having wheels for moving the self-propelled off-road agricultural vehicle;
an application system supported by the chassis and including at least one storage container storing a volume of product for delivery on to an agricultural field;
a hydrostatic drivetrain system for delivering power to the wheels and including:
an internal combustion engine supported by the chassis,
a hydrostatic pump system receiving torque from the internal combustion engine and converting the torque from the internal combustion engine into hydraulic power for use by the hydrostatic drivetrain system, the hydrostatic pump system including an input being operable by an operator in the cab of the chassis to control operation of the hydrostatic pump system, and
hydraulic motors receiving hydraulic power from the hydrostatic pump system and arranged for delivering power for rotating the wheels, wherein each hydraulic motor has an inlet side receiving hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic motor from the hydrostatic pump system for driving rotation of the wheels and an outlet side releasing hydraulic fluid out of the hydraulic motor toward the hydrostatic pump system;
a joystick provided in the cab, the joystick having a grip and buttons being operable by an operator in the cab of the chassis to control various functions of the application system; and
a Human Machine Interface (HMI) provided in the cab, the HMI including a joystick selector and a hydrostatic pump system selector;wherein:the HMI is configured to enter a joystick calibration mode in response to selection of the joystick selector by the operation, the HMI being operable in the joystick calibration mode to calibrate the joystick of the self-propelled off-road agricultural vehicle in response to an input to the joystick by the operator in the cab of the chassis; and
the HMI is configured to enter a hydrostatic bump system calibration mode in response to selection of hydrostatic pump system selector, the HMI being operable in the hydrostatic pump system calibration mode to calibrate the hydrostatic pump system of the self-propelled off-road agricultural vehicle in response to an input to the hydrostatic pump system by an operator in the cab of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,338,799

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN ADAPTIVE SEEK BAR FOR USE WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. An electronic device that includes an adaptive seek bar, the electronic device comprising:one or more computer processors, including a media application executing thereon which is configured to access media content at a media server, for playing at the electronic device; and
a memory storing instructions for use by the media application which, when executed, cause the media application at the electronic device to:
receive, from an operating system of the electronic device, a parent user interface data indicating a shape and dimensions of a parent user interface, wherein the parent user interface corresponds to the entirety of a display screen of the electronic device;
determine, based on the parent user interface data, a perimeter of the parent user interface;
generate and display a seek bar along the perimeter of the parent user interface, including generating a plurality of sections of the seek bar selected from linear sections and arcuate sections, based on the received parent user interface data and determination of its perimeter, to cause display of the seek bar to adaptively conform to the perimeter of the parent user interface;
wherein the plurality of sections of the seek bar conforming to the perimeter of the parent user interface and selected from linear sections and arcuate sections are associated with respective portions of a media content item that is accessible at the media server; and
control playing of the media content item using interaction with the adaptive seek bar.

US Pat. No. 10,338,798

HAPTICALLY ENABLED USER INTERFACE

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory on which instructions executable by the processor are stored to cause the processor to:
receive an indication that an object has been flicked by a user gesture and that the object has reached an end point that causes the object to bounce;
cause a haptic effect to be output when the object has reached the end point, wherein the haptic effect decreases in magnitude as the bounced object comes to rest; and
cause a second haptic effect to be output to confirm that the bounced object has come to rest.

US Pat. No. 10,338,795

INTRAVASCULAR DATA VISUALIZATION AND INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC., ...

1. A method of visualizing intravascular information obtained using an intravascular data collection probe, the method comprising the steps of:receiving intravascular data for a blood vessel, the data comprising a plurality of image frames;
storing the intravascular data in a memory device of an intravascular data collection system;
detecting one or more side branches on a per image frame basis;
detecting a lumen boundary on a per image frame basis;
estimating side branch orientation by fitting a model constrained by a side branch arc;
determining a first viewing angle for at least one of the side branch or lumen;
selecting orientation of fitted model; and
displaying a three-dimensional visualization for at least one of the side branch or lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,338,788

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING CONTENTS IN PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for processing contents in a portable terminal including a controller, the method comprising:detecting, by the controller, a selection of information from the contents displayed on a contents screen;
responsive to detecting the selection of the information from the contents on the contents screen, displaying, by the controller, a tray in the contents screen to display the information;
detecting, by the controller, a user input to move the information to the tray;
displaying, by the controller, the information and at least one item respectively corresponding to at least one recommendation application related to the information on the tray after the information is moved to the tray; and
responsive to detecting a selection of one of the at least one item displayed on the tray, executing, by the controller, an application corresponding to the selected item,
wherein the executing of the application corresponding to the selected item comprises processing at least one text displayed in the tray by the application corresponding to the selected item.

US Pat. No. 10,338,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING VISUALIZATION EXPLANATIONS

Business Objects Software...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor on a server; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium, coupled to the server, storing executable instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving an indication of a selected data point of a current visualization, the current visualization comprising a graphical representation of the plurality of data points, each one of the plurality of data points having a corresponding dimension and measure;
determining a context of the selected data point based on the corresponding dimension of the data point;
generating a plurality of explanation candidates based on the context, each one of the plurality of explanation candidates having a different dimension context that is within the context of the selected data point and a corresponding value for the dimension context;
generating, for each one of the plurality of explanation candidates, a corresponding score based on a difference between the value for the corresponding explanation candidate and an average value of the values of the plurality of explanation candidates, the difference affecting the corresponding score positively, such that the greater the difference is, the greater the corresponding score will be;
generating a ranking of the plurality of explanation candidates based on the scores;
selecting at least one of the explanation candidates based on the ranking; and
causing a corresponding selectable explanation for each one of the selected at least one explanation candidate to be displayed to a user in a graphical user interface of a client device concurrently with the current visualization, the corresponding selectable explanation for each one of the selected at least one explanation candidate comprising the corresponding value of the corresponding one of the selected at least one explanation candidate, the server being remote from the client device and operatively connected, via a network, to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,763

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF FOR DISPLAYING HOME SCREEN BACKGROUND IMAGES AND VIDEO

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a display outputting a first home screen page among at least one home screen page; and
a controller configured to:
control the display to output a first still image included in video data corresponding to a first point in time of the video data as a background image of the first home screen page;
receive a touch input, applied to the display displaying the first home screen page, for switching the first home screen page to a second home screen page different from the first home screen page;
control, in response to the received touch input, the display to move the first home screen page in a touch direction of the received touch input to switch the first home screen page to the second home screen page on the display;
control the display to play a video corresponding to the video data in response to moving the first home screen page based on the received touch input, wherein playing of the video corresponding to the video data is maintained while the first home screen page is moved, wherein the playing of the video is started from the first point in time, and wherein a play rate of the video is different according to a touch rate of the received touch input;
control the display to stop playing of the video corresponding to the video data when the switching from the first home screen page to the second home screen page is completed, wherein a play point in time, different from the first point in time, at which the playing of the video is stopped is different according to the touch rate of the received touch input; and
control the display to output the second home screen page having a background image in response to the completion of the switching from the first home screen page to the second home screen page,
wherein the background image of the second home screen page is set as a second still image included in the video data,
wherein the second still image, set as the background image of the second home screen page, is different according to the touch rate of the received touch input,
wherein if the touch rate is a first touch rate, the background image of the second home screen page is a second still image corresponding to a second point in time of the video data, and
wherein if the touch rate is a second rate different from the first touch rate, the background image of the second home screen page is a third still image corresponding to a third point in time of the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,338,760

TOUCH SENSOR UNIT AND TOUCH SENSOR DEVICE

TPK Universal Solutions L...

1. A touch sensor unit, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of touch electrodes disposed on said substrate for generating sensing signals, wherein each of said plurality of touch electrodes comprises:
an electrically insulating layer that is light-transmissible, and
a plurality of nano-scale conducting wires distributed in said electrically insulating layer and electrically connected to one another, wherein each of said plurality of nano-scale conducting wires comprises a processed structure, and the processed structure comprises a layer-type light-absorbing member or a particle-type light-absorbing member, and
an anti-reflective element that has a first refractivity, wherein said first refractivity is lower than a second refractivity of said substrate, and said first refractivity is higher than a third refractivity of said plurality of touch electrodes, wherein said anti-reflective element is disposed between said substrate and said plurality of touch electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,338,754

EDGE-EFFECT MITIGATION FOR CAPACITIVE SENSORS

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. An input device for capacitive sensing, comprising:a plurality of sensor electrodes, the plurality of sensor electrodes comprising a plurality of transmitter electrodes and a plurality of receiver electrodes, wherein the plurality of transmitter electrodes is configured to be driven by sensing signals and the plurality of receiver electrodes is configured to receive detected signals corresponding to respective sensing signals driven onto the plurality of transmitter electrodes;
a plurality of transmitter electrode vias, wherein each transmitter electrode via corresponds to a respective transmitter electrode of the plurality of transmitter electrodes; and
conductive shielding, configured to mitigate effects of the plurality of transmitter electrode vias on the detected signals received on one or more receiver electrodes of the plurality of receiver electrodes, wherein the conductive shielding comprises:
a first portion disposed above the plurality of transmitter electrode vias;
a second portion disposed outside the plurality of transmitter electrode vias; and
a third portion extending horizontally from the second portion away from the plurality of transmitter electrode vias;
wherein the first portion and the third portion are parallel, and/or wherein the second portion and the third portion are orthogonal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,729

TOUCH CONTROLLER HAVING A DISPLAY SCREEN

OKIN Refined Electric Tec...

1. A touch controller having a display screen, comprising:a display screen,
a touch integrated module,
a control circuit, and
a housing;
wherein the display screen, the touch integrated module and the control circuit are separately fixed to the housing; wherein the touch integrated module is connected to the control circuit, and the touch integrated module can be triggered to send an instruction to the control circuit; wherein the display screen is connected to the control circuit, showing the operational information of the instruction after the data processing of the control circuit; wherein the touch controller having a display screen can simultaneously control at least two drivers, wherein the control circuit comprising:
a microcontroller,
a power circuit,
a touch circuit,
a control terminal, and
a LCD display circuit;
wherein the power circuit is connected to the microcontroller, providing power to the microcontroller; wherein the touch circuit is connected to the microcontroller so that an instruction can be sent to the microcontroller through the touch circuit; wherein the microcontroller can recognize the instruction sent by the touch circuit, and send the action instruction to a corresponding control terminal; wherein the control terminal comprises a motor control circuit; wherein the motor control circuit comprising:
a first relay,
a first diode,
a second relay,
a second diode, and
a voltage dependent resistor;
wherein the normally-closed terminal of the normally-closed contact of the first relay is connected to that of the second relay; wherein the normally-open terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay are connected to the forward voltage; wherein the common terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay are respectively connected to the driver; wherein the voltage dependent resistor is connected between the common terminal of the first relay and that of the second relay; wherein the two ends of the coil of the first relay and that of the second relay are connected to the power; wherein the first diode and the coil of the first relay are connected in parallel; wherein the negative electrode of the first diode is connected to the positive electrode of the power; wherein the second diode and the coil of the second relay are connected in parallel; wherein the negative electrode of the second diode is connected to the positive electrode of the power; wherein the LCD display circuit is connected to the microcontroller, showing the status information of the control terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,713

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR TOUCH AND SPEECH INTERFACE WITH AUDIO LOCATION

Nureva, Inc., (CA)

1. Touch and speech input with audio location apparatus configured for one or more users to provide input to (i) a touch sensitive input device and (ii) a speech input device in a shared physical space, comprising:at least one memory storing a plurality of words in a global dictionary; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive an input from the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space;
establish a touch time window with respect to the received input from the touch sensitive input device;
receive an input from the speech input device in the shared physical space;
determine whether the received input from the speech input device is present in the global dictionary;
determine a position location of a sound source in the shared physical space from the received input from the speech input device;
determine whether the received input from the touch sensitive input device and the position location of received input from the speech input device are both within a same region of the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space;
if the received input from the speech input device is present in the global dictionary, determine whether the received input from the speech input device has been received within the established touch time window; and
if the received input from the speech input device has been received within the established touch time window, and the received input from the touch sensitive input device and the received input from the speech input device are both within a same region of the touch sensitive input device in the shared physical space, activate an action corresponding to both (i) the received input from the touch sensitive input device and (ii) the received input from the speech input device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,710

IN-CELL TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An in-cell touch panel, comprising: a first substrate and a second substrate, disposed opposite to each other; a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines which are intersected with and insulated from each other and disposed on one side of the first substrate which side faces the second substrate; and a plurality of self-capacitance electrodes which are insulated from each other and disposed in a same layer on the one side of the first substrate which side faces the second substrate, or on one side of the second substrate which side faces the first substrate, wherein,each of the self-capacitance electrodes comprises a plurality of self-capacitance sub-electrodes, which are insulated from each other, and connecting lines for connecting the self-capacitance sub-electrodes;
an orthographic projection, on the first substrate, of each self-capacitance sub-electrode does not overlap with an orthographic projection, on the first substrate, of each gate line; and/or an orthographic projection, on the first substrate, of each self-capacitance sub-electrode does not overlap with an orthographic projection, on the first substrate, of each data line; and
wherein the self-capacitance sub-electrodes are disposed in a matrix;
the connecting lines in each self-capacitance electrode comprise: first connecting lines which are parallel to the gate lines and in a one-to-one correspondence with rows of self-capacitance sub-electrodes in the self-capacitance electrode and are configured for connecting each of the self-capacitance sub-electrodes in the corresponding row; and second connecting lines which are parallel to the data lines and are configured for connecting respective rows of self-capacitance sub-electrodes in the self-capacitance electrode; and
wherein the first connecting lines and the gate lines are disposed in a first layer, the second connecting lines and the data lines are disposed in a second layer, and wherein the first layer and the second layer are at different levels,
the in-cell touch panel further comprising a plurality of conductive lines which are in one-to-one correspondence with the self-capacitance electrodes and are configured for electrically connecting the corresponding self-capacitance electrodes and a touch detecting chip, wherein,
the first connecting lines in each self-capacitance electrode and the conductive lines corresponding to the self-capacitance electrodes are electrically and directly connected, or the second connecting lines in each self-capacitance electrode and the conductive lines corresponding to the self-capacitance electrodes are electrically and directly connected.

US Pat. No. 10,338,708

FLEXIBLE TOUCH SCREEN, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND TOUCH DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A flexible touch screen, comprising:a flexible substrate being provided with a main outer lead bonding area and a touch lead bonding area, wherein the main outer lead bonding area and the touch lead bonding area are both provided with flexible-printed-circuit-board bonding pads;
wherein the main outer lead bonding area and the touch lead bonding area are different areas defined on a same surface of the flexible substrate;
a touch control panel being connected to the flexible substrate via an adhesive layer; wherein the touch control panel has a bottom surface facing the flexible substrate and provided with a touch-control flexible circuit board, wherein the position of the touch-control flexible circuit board corresponds to the position of the touch lead bonding area; wherein the touch-control flexible circuit board is mounted on the bottom surface of the touch control panel and faces the touch lead bonding area of the flexible substrate;
in a bonding of the touch-control flexible circuit board, the touch-control flexible circuit board of the touch control panel is bonded to the flexible-printed-circuit-board bonding pads which are provided in the touch lead bonding area of the flexible substrate; the flexible substrate is bonded to a main flexible circuit board via the flexible-printed-circuit-board bonding pads which are provided in the main outer lead bonding area.

US Pat. No. 10,338,704

MITIGATING DISPLAY NOISE FOR TOUCH AND PEN SENSING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display controller having a timing controller configured to drive frames on a display, wherein timing of the timing controller is based on a frame rate of the display; and
sensing circuitry to detect an object on or near the display, wherein the sensing circuitry senses for the object during sensing windows, wherein timing of the sensing windows is based on a repetition rate of the object, wherein the timing of the sensing windows and the timing of the timing controller are asynchronous in that the occurrence of the sensing windows in consecutive display frames occurs at different times within the display frames, and wherein the display controller is configured to pause driving a frame on the display during the sensing windows.

US Pat. No. 10,338,607

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

MICRODRONES GMBH, Siegen...

1. A method of self-positioning an unmanned aerial vehicle comprising the steps of:providing an unmanned aerial vehicle including a global positioning system including a GPS module and an antenna for receiving GPS signals from a plurality of satellites, said unmanned aerial vehicle further including a magnetic compass, a vehicle positioning module, a control unit and a vehicle propulsion system;
operating said global positioning system to receive and process GPS signals, to generate an actual or current position coordinate signal as a function of said GPS signals and to route the actual or current position coordinate signal to the vehicle positioning module;
operating the vehicle positioning module to compare the actual or current position coordinate signal with a previously input desired position coordinate signal, to generate a first piece of directional information as a function of the range or distance between the actual position and the desired position of the unmanned aerial vehicle when the difference there between exceeds a predetermined threshold value;
further operating the vehicle positioning module to receive a compass signal regarding the current orientation of the unmanned aerial vehicle relative to the earth's magnetic field and generating a second piece of direction information transmitted to the control unit to actuate the propulsion system for corrective motion of said unmanned aerial vehicle;
initiating a corrective motion of the unmanned aerial vehicle in the direction of the desired position as a function of a first piece of direction information intersecting the initial actual position and the desired position of the unmanned aerial vehicle; and
iteratively repeating the previous method steps,
characterized in that at the end of the corrective motion the first piece of directional information is completely superseded by the second piece of directional information.

US Pat. No. 10,338,605

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE COLLISION MITIGATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method implemented for controlling an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more first computing devices in communication with one or more first sensors, from an autonomy system that is separate from the computing system and comprises one or more second computing devices in communication with one or more second sensors, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment, wherein the planned trajectory is based at least in part on sensor data from the one or more second sensors;
determining, by the computing system, a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory;
controlling, by the computing system, the one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest;
identifying, by the computing system, one or more objects in the region of interest based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors; and
providing, by the computing system, data indicative of the one or more objects in the region of interest to the autonomy system of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,338,599

POOL CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AUTOMATICALLY CLEAN SURFACES OF A POOL USING IMAGES FROM A CAMERA

Aqua Products, Inc., Ced...

1. A pool cleaning system for cleaning debris from a submerged surface of a swimming pool comprising:a self-propelled pool cleaner having rotatably-mounted supports for supporting and guiding the cleaner on the pool surface;
a filter configured to retain the debris collected from the submerged surface of the swimming pool;
an electric motor for enabling the rotation of the rotatably-mounted supports on the pool surface;
at least one camera to capture imagery of the pool surface;
a controller, in electronic communication with the at least one camera, to determine a cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface on which the cleaner has passed based on the camera imagery and generate a control signal to direct movement of the cleaner based on the cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface; and
a portable electronic device configured to present a graphic on a display, the graphic depicting the submerged surface of the pool and those portions of the surface that remain uncleaned as the cleaner traverses the pool surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,588

CONTROLLING ACCESS TO COMPARTMENTS OF A CARGO TRANSPORTATION UNIT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A controller comprising:at least one processor configured to:
direct transport of a cargo transportation unit (CTU) to a plurality of pickup locations or a plurality of destination locations in response to requests of a plurality of requesters; and
control access to a plurality of compartments in the CTU, wherein controlling the access comprises selecting respective compartments of the plurality of compartments in which to place cargo items for the requests, and the at least one processor is configured to select a first compartment of the plurality of compartments for a first cargo item of the cargo items based on a first characteristic of the first compartment and a first characteristic of the first cargo item, and select a second compartment of the plurality of compartments for a second cargo item of the cargo items based on a second characteristic of the second compartment and a second characteristic of the second cargo item, the second characteristic of the second compartment different from the first characteristic of the first compartment, and the second characteristic of the second cargo item different from the first characteristic of the first cargo item, wherein the first and second characteristics of the first and second cargo items are selected from among one or more of a type of a cargo item, a weight of a cargo item, a fragility of a cargo item, and a perishable status of a cargo item, and wherein the first and second characteristics of the first and second compartments are selected from among one or more of a type of cargo items that a compartment can accommodate, an air conditioning capability of a compartment, and a shock absorption capability of a compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,338,581

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE, FLIGHT CONTROL METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle comprising:a camera that captures video viewed from the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a communicator that communicates with a control device used to remotely control the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a controller; and
a position measurer that acquires a current position of the unmanned aerial vehicle,
wherein the controller performs operations including
calculating a distance from the unmanned aerial vehicle to the control device,
determining whether the unmanned aerial vehicle is beyond a visual range within which the unmanned aerial vehicle is visible to an operator on the basis of the calculated distance,
when it is determined that the unmanned aerial vehicle is beyond the visual range, determining whether the operator is controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing, on a display device, the video captured by the camera,
controlling flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle in accordance with control information for controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle when it is determined that the operator is controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing the video on the display device, and
not controlling flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle in accordance with the control information when it is determined that the operator is not controlling the unmanned aerial vehicle by using the control device while viewing the video on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,576

INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR BALANCE OF PLANT

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for determining and responding to a malfunction of a feedwater pump, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, real-time plant parameters;
correlating, by one or more computer processors, the plant parameters to historical operational values;
based at least partially on the correlating, identifying, by one or more computer processors, that a malfunction in a feedwater pump may occur;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the plant parameters, predicting, by one or more computer processors, at least a drum pressure and a steam flow associated with a steam drum;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the drum pressure and the steam flow, predicting, by one or more computer processors, a drum level in the steam drum;
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least in part on a predicted drum level, determining at least a high level drum setpoint and a low level drum setpoint;
and
prior to the malfunction in the feedwater pump occurring, based at least partially on the identifying, controlling operation of a bypass valve or a second feedwater pump.

US Pat. No. 10,338,572

METHODS, NETWORK NODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HANDLING DEVICE CAPABILITIES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node of a radio network, for handling capabilities of a wireless device, the method comprising:obtaining a capability pointer associated with a capability configuration comprising capabilities of the wireless device, wherein the capability pointer comprises multiple capability sub-pointers where each capability sub-pointer is related to a respective subset of capabilities in the capability configuration;
retrieving said capability configuration based on the capability pointer, wherein the retrieved capability configuration comprises a list of functions and features that the wireless device supports, the retrieved capability configuration further indicating whether each of said functions and features has been tested and verified or not, the retrieved capability configuration further indicating for which network conditions the functions and features have been tested and verified; and
using the retrieved capability configuration in radio communication with the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,563

NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical control device that controls a machine tool having a drive mechanism causing a tool to move in a plurality of axial directions, the numerical control device comprising:a command position calculation unit that calculates command position information based on a machining program;
a command path calculation unit that calculates command path information, based on the command position information calculated by the command position calculation unit;
an estimated actual position calculation unit that calculates estimated actual position information, based on the command position information and transmission characteristic information of the drive mechanism;
an estimated actual path calculation unit that calculates estimated actual path information based on the estimated actual position information calculated by the estimated actual position calculation unit;
a path error calculation unit that calculates path error, based on the command path information calculated by the command path calculation unit and the estimated actual path information calculated by the estimated actual path calculation unit;
a machining time calculation unit that calculates a machining time based on the estimated actual path information;
a jerk calculation unit that calculates jerk in each axis based on the estimated actual position information;
an evaluation value calculation unit that calculates an evaluation value, based on the path error calculated by the path error calculation unit, the machining time calculated by the machining time calculation unit, and the jerk calculated by the jerk calculation unit; and
a parameter correction instruction unit that instructs correction of various parameters including the transmission characteristic information based on the evaluation value.

US Pat. No. 10,338,562

NUMERICAL CONTROLLER, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A numerical controller comprising:a storage unit that stores multiple combinations of machining programs and parameters together with a first cycle time required for machining;
a receiving unit that receives a second cycle time of a bottleneck step of another numerical controller; and
a selection unit that compares the first cycle times corresponding to the multiple combinations of machining programs and parameters to the second cycle time, and selects a combination from the multiple combinations of the machining programs and the parameters corresponding to a longest first cycle time within a range not exceeding the second cycle time.

US Pat. No. 10,338,550

MULTISITE VERSION AND UPGRADE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A version control system comprising:a supervisor;
a processor connected to the supervisor for operating the supervisor; and
a database having updated versions, updated configurations, and updated software for deployment to two or more site controllers; and
wherein:
the two or more site controllers are assigned to site groups and categories;
at least two site controllers of the two or more site controllers are selected according to site group or category for updated versions, updated configurations, or updated software;
the updated versions, updated configurations, or updated software are implemented by an automatic execution of a job; and
the automatic execution of the job connects the supervisor to each site controller of the selected at least two of the two or more site controllers of the site group or category to implement the updated versions, updated configurations, or updated software for each of the at least two site controllers by automatically executing a user-selected pre-installed configuration upgrade robot or robots within each of the at least two site controllers to implement the updated versions, updated configurations, or updated software in the site controller;
the job, as automatically executed, displays operational steps, statuses and fault conditions; and
if a fault condition appears, the job can be executed again to remove the fault condition.

US Pat. No. 10,338,548

LOGIC BASED SIMPLEX/DUAL/TMR DRIVER FOR CONTROL OUTPUTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of operating a plurality of controllable devices, collectively, forming a redundant control system, the method comprising:transmitting, at each controllable cycle over one or more links for a given controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices, a binary-framed pattern of a set of pre-defined binary-framed patterns to each of one or more other controllable devices of the plurality of controllable devices, wherein each pre-defined binary-framed pattern corresponds to a present output state of a set of pre-defined output states of the controllable device, wherein each pre-defined output state of the set of pre-defined output states represents a discrete amount of electrical output transmitted by each of the plurality of controllable devices, wherein the discrete amount of electrical output is a percentage of total electrical output and is based on a number of active controllable devices in the plurality of controllable devices;
receiving, at the given controllable device during a current controllable cycle over the one or more links, a binary-framed pattern from each of the one or more other controllable devices of the plurality of controllable devices;
determining the present output state based on at least one received binary-framed pattern and the transmitted binary-framed pattern; and
generating, at an output of the given controllable device for the current controllable cycle, the discrete amount of electrical output corresponding to the determined present output state.

US Pat. No. 10,338,545

HVAC CONTROLLER HAVING MULTIPLEXED INPUT SIGNAL DETECTION AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. An HVAC controller, comprising:a signal conditioner configured to convert received alternating current (AC) input signals into corresponding square wave signals of a digital logic voltage;
a multiplexer coupled to said signal conditioner and configured to select one of said square wave signals;
a sample analyzer coupled to said multiplexer and configured to evaluate multiple samples of said selected one of said square wave signals to derive a binary state; and
wherein said sample analyzer comprises a gate and a counter and is configured to employ a clock signal to sample said selected one of said square wave signals;
wherein the counter of the sample analyzer is configured to determine a total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals occurring during a window of time;
responsive to a determination that the total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals reaches a threshold number of assertions during the window of time, the derived binary state is assumed to be one; and
responsive to a determination that the total number of assertions of said selected one of said square wave signals does not reach the threshold number of assertions during the window of time, the derived binary state is assumed to be zero.

US Pat. No. 10,338,542

METHOD FOR COMPUTER-AIDED INSTALLATION CONTROL OPTIMIZATION USING A SIMULATION MODULE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An interactive assistance system for computer-aided control optimization for a technical system, havinga) an input terminal for reading in at least one state parameter, which indicates a first system state of the technical system, and at least one setting parameter for setting up a reward function suitable for training a neural network, wherein said at least one setting parameter is a weighted vector for said at least one state parameter of the technical system,
b) a simulation module for simulating performance of an action sequence on the technical system starting from the first system state and for predicting resulting successor states of the technical system, wherein the simulation module includes a neural network for simulation of the technical system,
c) an optimization module, coupled to the input terminal and to the simulation module, and configured to:
i) set up the reward function on the basis of the setting parameter (W), said reward function is a summation of a product of each state parameter and each respective setting parameters for said each state parameter,
ii) generate a multiplicity of action sequences for the first system state (S0),
iii) transmit the action sequences to the simulation module and to receive the resulting successor states,
iv) determine rewards which can be expected for the resulting successor states by means of the reward function which has been set up, and
v) determine a reward-optimizing action sequence as a function of said first system state and said at least one setting parameter, where different selections of said first system state and said at least one setting parameter thereby allowing said reward-optimizing action sequence to be independently optimized, and
d) an output terminal for outputting a system state resulting from the reward-optimizing action sequence,
wherein said reward-optimizing action sequence and said multiplicity of state sequences are transmitted from the optimization module to the output terminal, and
wherein the simulation of the technical system by the simulation module is independent of the reward function.

US Pat. No. 10,338,541

MACHINE LEARNING TO ESTABLISH OPTIMAL FILTER FOR REMOVING EXTERNAL NOISE WITHOUT DEGRADING RESPONSIVITY

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine learning apparatus for learning magnitude and cutoff frequency of a filter as a condition associated with the filter for filtering an analog input signal to a motor drive apparatus, the machine learning apparatus comprising:a processor configured to
observe a state variable that includes the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter as a state that an action changes directly, and a noise component and noise amount of an output signal from the filter and a responsivity to the input signal as a state that an action changes indirectly, wherein the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter are selected based on an action value table, and
perform learning the magnitude and the cutoff frequency of the filter as the condition associated with the filter in accordance with a training data set that includes the state variable,
wherein the filter is modified based on a result of said learning such that an action value of the action value table is optimized.

US Pat. No. 10,338,501

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising: a unit detachably mounted on a main assembly of said apparatus and including a belt, a cleaning device, a shutter member, and a holding member,wherein said belt is an endless belt and is stretched around a plurality of stretching rollers,
wherein said cleaning device includes a cleaning member for removing toner from said belt and a container for accommodating the toner removed from said belt and provided with a discharge opening, and
wherein said shutter member is movable between an opening position for opening said discharge opening and a closing position for closing said discharge opening, to open and close said discharge opening, and
wherein said holding member holds said shutter member at the opening position or the closing position; and
a guiding portion for guiding said unit and actable on said shutter member to open and close said shutter member when said unit is mounted to and dismounted from said main assembly, wherein said guiding portion includes an opening operating portion, a closing operating portion, and a shutter closing portion,
wherein said opening operating portion is contacted to said shutter member to move said shutter member from the closing position to the opening position in interrelation with an inserting operation of said unit relative to said guiding portion,
wherein said closing operating portion is contacted to said shutter member to move said shutter member from the opening position to the closing position in interrelation with an extracting operation of said unit from said guiding portion, and
wherein, when said unit is inserted relative to said guiding portion while said shutter member is in the opening position, said shutter closing portion is contacted to said shutter member at a position upstream of said opening operating portion and said closing operating portion, with respect to an inserting direction of said unit relative to said guiding portion, to move said shutter member from the opening position to the closing position in interrelation with the inserting operation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,500

POWDER DETECTION DEVICE AND DEVELOPMENT DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A powder detection device that is provided in a storage container for powder and that detects the powder in the storage container, the powder detection device comprising:a detection unit that includes a detection surface provided in the storage container and that detects the powder through the detection surface;
a cleaning unit that removes the powder from the detection surface by sliding along the detection surface; and
a drive unit that reciprocates the cleaning unit, wherein
the drive unit includes a pivot shaft that is axially supported by the storage container,
the cleaning unit is held by the pivot shaft, and is provided with an opening, and
the cleaning unit pivots on center of the pivot shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,496

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING TONER DENSITY IN AN IMAGING DEVICE

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, IN...

1. A method of printing in an imaging device, comprising:determining whether a duty cycle state in the imaging device has changed;
selecting one of a full toner density calibration and a partial toner density calibration based on the determining;
performing the one of the full toner density calibration and the partial toner density calibration;
identifying a toner density to be applied during printing as a result of the performing;
developing a toned image having a toner density equal to the toner density identified; and
printing the toned image on a media sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,338,494

DEVELOPING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING DEVELOPER MOVEMENT APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A developing apparatus comprising:a developer carrier that carries a developer;
a developer casing that contains the developer to be supplied to the developer carrier;
an opening/closing part capable of controlling a moving amount of the developer between a first region on one side in an axial direction of the developer carrier and a second region on the other side in the axial direction of the developer carrier by opening or closing the first region and the second region; and
a hardware processor that controls an open/closed state of the opening/closing part in accordance with the state of the developer in the first region and the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,338,490

PAPER SENSOR FOR ADJUSTING TRANSFER PARAMETERS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a sensor positioned in proximity to a paper path before a toner transfer area of a toner-based print engine, and configured to generate sensor data corresponding to at least one property of a paper in the paper path;
a transfer roller configured to receive an electric charge for transferring toner from an associated transfer belt to the paper,
wherein a voltage of the electric charge is adjusted based on a transfer parameter corresponding, at least in part, to the sensor data, and
wherein a speed of the transfer roller varies based on the transfer parameter; and
a processor configured to receive the sensor data from the sensor and determine the transfer parameter based at least in part on the received sensor data,
wherein the processor is further configured to determine the transfer parameter based on
sensor data from a temperature sensor,
sensor data from a humidity sensor,
an average of a plurality of sensor data,
a moving average of a plurality of sensor data,
an estimated paper property based on
a cellulose content of the paper,
an initial moisture content of the paper,
an additive content of the paper, and
a thickness of the paper, and
an estimated paper property based on a condition selected from the group consisting of a print operation to a first side of the paper, and a print operation to a second side of the paper subsequent to the print operation to the first side of the paper.

US Pat. No. 10,338,487

TONER

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A toner comprising a toner particle, the toner particle comprising (i) a toner base particle containing a binder resin and (ii) a resin fine particle, whereina surface of the toner base particle bears the resin fine particle,
the resin fine particle has an organosilicon condensate on a surface thereof,
the resin fine particle contains a resin having an ionic functional group, and
a charge attenuation constant of the toner is 3.5×10?3 to 1.0×100.

US Pat. No. 10,338,485

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An electrophotographic photosensitive member comprising a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer, whereinthe photosensitive layer contains a charge generating material and a compound represented by a general formula (1) shown below:

where in the general formula (1),
R1 and R2 each represent, independently of one another; an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 20 and optionally having at least one of an aryl group having a carbon number of at least 6 and no greater than 14 and optionally having a substituent and an alkoxycarbonyl group having a carbon number of at least 2 and no greater than 20; an aryl group having a carbon number of at least 6 and no greater than 14 and optionally having an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 20; a cycloalkyl group having a carbon number of at least 3 and no greater than 10; or an alkoxy group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater than 6.

US Pat. No. 10,338,483

ACTUATOR SYSTEM AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An actuator system configured to position an object, the actuator system comprising:a piezo actuator comprising an actuator contact surface, wherein the piezo actuator is configured to exert a force via the actuator contact surface onto the object and the piezo actuator comprises a transparent piezo material;
an optical position sensor configured to measure a position of the actuator contact surface,
wherein the optical position sensor is configured to transmit an optical beam through the transparent piezo material to the actuator contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,338,482

MOVABLE BODY DRIVE METHOD AND MOVABLE BODY DRIVE SYSTEM, PATTERN FORMATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate with an illumination light via a projection optical system and a liquid, the apparatus comprising:a nozzle member provided to surround a lens that is disposed closest to an image plane side, of a plurality of optical elements of the projection optical system, the nozzle member forming a liquid immersion area with the liquid under the lens;
a first stage system having a first stage and a first drive system, the first stage being disposed above the projection optical system and holding a mask illuminated with the illumination light, and the first drive system including a first motor to drive the first stage;
a base member disposed below the projection optical system;
a second stage system having a second stage and a third stage that are disposed on the base member and a second drive system that includes a second motor to drive the second and the third stages, the second stage having a holder for holding the substrate;
a first measurement device and a second measurement device that measure positional information of the first stage and positional information of the second stage, the second measurement device having an encoder system in which one of a grating section and heads is provided at the second stage and the other of the grating section and the heads is provided on an outer side of the nozzle member with respect to the projection optical system, above the second stage, the encoder system measuring the positional information of the second stage with a plurality of the heads that face the grating section, and the grating section having a reflective grating that is periodic in a direction parallel to a predetermined plane orthogonal to an optical axis of the projection optical system; and
a controller coupled to the first and the second stage systems and the first and the second measurement devices, the controller controlling the first and the second drive systems based on measurement information of the first and the second measurement devices so that, in an exposure operation of the substrate, scanning exposure in which the mask and the substrate are each moved relative to the illumination light is performed with a first direction within the predetermined plane serving as a scanning direction, wherein
the controller controls the second drive system so that the third stage is moved from one side to an other side in the first direction in order to cause the third stage to come close, from the one side in the first direction, to the second stage that is placed facing the projection optical system, and so that the second and the third stages that have come close together are moved from the one side to the other side in the first direction in order to place the third stage to face the projection optical system instead of the second stage while substantially maintaining the liquid immersion area under the lens,
in the exposure operation, as the second stage is moved in the direction parallel to the predetermined plane, another head different from the plurality of heads faces the grating section instead of one head of the plurality of heads, and the positional information of the second stage is measured by multiple heads including remaining heads and the another head, the remaining heads excluding the one head of the plurality of heads, and
the controller acquires correction information for the positional information obtained from the another head, based on the positional information obtained from the plurality of heads including the one head.

US Pat. No. 10,338,478

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A lithographic projection apparatus comprising:a projection system arranged to project a beam of radiation onto a substrate;
a liquid supply system configured to supply liquid to a space between the projection system and a movable table; and
a same detector configured to detect at least part of the liquid remaining on an object to produce a first output representing a first parameter about the liquid and configured to make a measurement to produce a second output separate from the first output, the second output representing a second parameter separate from the first parameter about the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,338,470

PHOTOSENSITIVE LAMINATE, TRANSFER MATERIAL, PATTERNED PHOTOSENSITIVE LAMINATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, TOUCH PANEL, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A photosensitive laminate, comprising:a support; and
a first resin layer, an interlayer, and a second resin layer which are laminated on the support in this order,
wherein at least one of the first resin layer or the second resin layer includes 20 mass % or greater of inorganic particles,
exposure sensitivity of the second resin layer is higher than that of the first resin layer,
the second resin layer contains a photopolymerization initiator and a polymerizable compound,
the first resin layer, the interlayer, and the second resin layer are soluble in an aqueous alkali developer solution,
the refractive index of the first resin layer is 1.60 to 1.78, and
the film thickness of the first resin layer is 55 nm to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,338,462

AERIAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

Nippon Telegraph and Tele...

1. An aerial image display device, comprising:a display device;
a first optical element on which light emitted from the display device is incident, the first optical element transmitting part of incident light and reflecting part of the incident light;
a second optical element on which the light emitted from the display device is incident, the second optical element reflecting the light which is emitted from the display device and passes through the first optical element toward a reflecting surface of the first optical element, and
a third optical element on which the light emitted from the display device is incident, the third optical element reflecting the light emitted from the display device toward a transmitting surface of the first optical element,
wherein the light which is emitted from the display device, reflected by the second optical element, and reflected by the reflecting surface of the first optical element forms a first virtual image corresponding to a first display image displayed on the display device,
wherein the light which is emitted from the display device and reflected by the third optical element forms a second virtual image corresponding to a second display image displayed on the display device, and
the second optical element is installed so that an optical path length until the light emitted from the display device is reflected is larger than an optical path length until the third optical element reflects the light emitted from the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,461

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND RELATED LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM

APPOTRONICS CORPORATION L...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:a first laser light source, for emitting first light;
a second laser light source, for emitting second light, wherein the wavelength of the second light is different from that of the first light;
a condenser lens, for collecting both the first light and the second light, wherein the first light from the first laser light source and the second light from the second laser light source directly enter and pass through the condenser lens and are focused by the condenser lens, wherein the first light is disposed surrounding and not overlapping the second light, and the first light and the second light are parallel to an optical axis of the condenser lens;
wherein the first light has a first maximum distance (L1) perpendicular from the optical axis in a first direction, the second light has a second maximum distance (L2) perpendicular from the optical axis in said first direction, and the condenser lens has a focal length (F), and wherein a ratio of arctan(L2/F) to arctan(L1/F) is less than or equal to 0.7.

US Pat. No. 10,338,454

OPTICAL CLOCK GENERATOR

Zhengbiao Ouyang, Shenzh...

1. An optical clock generator, comprising:a nonlinear cavity unit, a cross-waveguide logic gate unit and a delayer unit; said optical clock generator is of a six-port optical crystal structure, and comprises of two reference-light-signal input ports, a feedback-signal input port, a system-signal and a feedback-signal output port and two idle ports; an output port of said cross-waveguide logic gate unit is connected with an input port of said nonlinear cavity unit, and a system-signal output port of said nonlinear cavity unit is connected with an input port of said delayer unit; and an output port of the delayer unit is connected with an input port of the cross-waveguide logic gate unit, a system-signal output port is connected with a two-branch waveguide, one port of the two-branch waveguide is used as said system-signal output port, and another port is used as said feedback-signal output port and connected to an input port of said delayer unit, said delayer unit performs time delay on an input signal and outputs the signal to the feedback-signal input port.

US Pat. No. 10,338,450

ELECTROCHROMIC ELEMENT UNIT, DIMMING WINDOW, AND IMAGING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electrochromic element unit comprising:an electrochromic element having a pair of electrodes and an electrochromic layer disposed between the pair of electrodes;
a driver unit; and
an operation unit connected to the electrochromic element via the driver unit,
wherein the driver unit receives information from the operation unit and controls a transmittance of the electrochromic element,
wherein the operation unit performs a first type operation and a second type operation, and
wherein change in the transmittance of the electrochromic element by the second type operation is different from change in the transmittance of the electrochromic element by the first type operation.

US Pat. No. 10,338,447

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a transistor comprising:
a gate electrode;
a gate insulating film over the gate electrode;
a first semiconductor film over the gate insulating film;
a second semiconductor film over and overlapping with the first semiconductor film;
a third semiconductor film over and overlapping with the second semiconductor film, the third semiconductor film containing phosphorus; and
a first conductive film over and overlapping with the third semiconductor film,
an insulating film over the first conductive film;
a first electrode electrically connected to the transistor;
a second electrode including a region overlapping with the first electrode with the insulating film therebetween; and
a liquid crystal over the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein an alignment of the liquid crystal is controlled by an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the first conductive film functions as a source wiring or a drain wiring,
wherein an end portion of the third semiconductor film is located outside an end portion of the first conductive film,
wherein an end portion of the second semiconductor film is located outside the end portion of the first conductive film and the end portion of the third semiconductor film,
wherein the second semiconductor film includes a first region and a second region,
wherein the first region does not overlap with the gate electrode and is in contact with the third semiconductor film,
wherein the second region does not overlap with the gate electrode and a top surface of the second region is in contact with the insulating film, and
wherein a thickness of the first region is larger than a thickness of the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,338,445

PIXEL DRIVING STRUCTURE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A pixel driving structure, comprising:a plurality of sub pixels arranged in array, and each column of sub pixels being sequentially and repeatedly aligned in an order of a red sub pixel, a green sub pixel and a blue sub pixel;
scan lines extending horizontally and corresponding to all rows of sub pixels; in being set to be a positive integer, and a mth scan line being correspondingly set above a mth row of sub pixels;
data lines extending vertically and corresponding to all columns of sub pixels; n being set to be a positive integer, and a nth data line being correspondingly set at left of a nth column of sub pixels;
and TFTs being set corresponding to all sub pixels; a nth column of TFTs being arranged at positions where the nth column of sub pixels is close to the nth data line; a gate of TFT of the mth row, the nth column being electrically coupled to the mth scan line, and a drain being electrically coupled to the nth data line, and a source being electrically coupled to a sub pixel of the mth row, the nth column;
in the nth column of sub pixels, four sub pixels, which are adjacent vertically in the upper and the lower being a pixel group, and the nth data line setting a signal period to define polarities of respective sub pixels in the pixel group to make polarity inversion occur at a edge of the two adjacent pixel groups in the upper and the lower, and polarities of two adjacent columns of sub pixels being opposite to achieve display effect similar to a dot inversion,
wherein in the nth column of sub pixels, the four sub pixels, which are adjacent vertically in the upper and the lower being a pixel group; in the two adjacent pixel groups in the upper and the lower, in the signal period corresponded with the pixel group in the upper, the nth data line defines the first three sub pixels in the pixel group to have a positive polarity or a negative polarity, and defines the last one sub pixel in the pixel group to have an opposite polarity of the polarity of the first three sub pixels; in the signal period corresponded with the pixel group in the lower, the nth data line defines the first three sub pixels in the pixel group to have a negative polarity or a positive polarity, and defines the last one sub pixel in the pixel group to have an opposite polarity of the polarity of the first three sub pixels to prevent poor charging rate of a sub pixel of one certain color in the red sub pixel, the green sub pixel and the blue sub pixel due to that one certain color brightness is too low.

US Pat. No. 10,338,439

TOUCH DETECTION USING COMMON ELECTRODES OF DISPLAY DEVICE

PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD....

1. A method of detecting touch events using a display pixel array, comprising:a processing device coupled to the display pixel array including a plurality of display pixels, a plurality of display electrodes and a plurality of common electrodes, wherein each display pixel is disposed between a display electrode and a common electrode, and in a touch sensing state:
electrically coupling a first subset of the plurality of common electrodes to a capacitance sense circuit for touch detection;
driving the first subset of common electrodes with an integration voltage that varies by a first voltage variation at a predetermined slew rate;
driving a first subset of display electrodes corresponding to the first subset of common electrodes in a synchronous manner with the first subset of common electrodes, thereby reducing an impact of parasitic capacitance associated with the first subset of common electrodes, wherein each of the first subset of display electrodes is driven with an adjusted display voltage that varies by the first voltage variation at the predetermined slew rate; and
while driving the first subset of common electrodes and the first subset of display electrodes, measuring a capacitive sense signal associated with the first subset of common electrodes at an output of the capacitance sense circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,437

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a substrate;
a thin film transistor on the substrate;
a pixel electrode on the substrate and connected to the thin film transistor;
a common electrode which is on the pixel electrode and extends towards the substrate to define a plurality of spaces between the common and pixel electrodes in which liquid crystal is disposed, wherein the plurality of spaces are separated from each other by the extended common electrode;
a roof layer disposed on the common electrode and comprising a transparent organic material;
an overcoat which is disposed on the roof layer, and comprising an organic material;
a first protruding portion protruded from a lower surface of the roof layer toward the substrate; and
a second protruding portion protruded from an upper surface of the roof layer toward the overcoat,
wherein the second protruding portion is disposed between a first portion of the overcoat disposed on a space of the plurality of spaces and a second portion of the overcoat disposed on another space of the plurality of spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,338,435

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING UPPER AND LOWER ALIGNMENT LAYERS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A curved liquid crystal display comprising:a first insulation substrate;
a pixel electrode disposed on the first insulation substrate;
a first alignment layer disposed on the pixel electrode;
a second insulation substrate facing the first insulation substrate;
a common electrode disposed on a surface of the second insulation substrate, the surface of the second insulation substrate facing the first insulation substrate;
a second alignment layer disposed on a surface of the common electrode, the surface of the common electrode facing the first insulation substrate; and
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer, wherein the liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystal molecules,
wherein liquid crystal molecules adjacent to at least one of the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer have a pre-tilt angle,
the first alignment layer comprises at least one of a group of photo-reactive groups or photo-reactive derivatives, including at least one of a benzophenone group, an acetophenone group, a benzoin ether group, and a benzyl group,
the first alignment layer includes an alignment polymer, wherein a reactive mesogen (RM) and the photo-reactive group or the photo-reactive derivative, are coupled to the alignment polymer,
the second alignment layer comprises at least one of a group of ion inductors including at least one of a pyridine group, a pyrimidine group, an indole group, a furan group, and a quinoline group,
the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer comprise different materials from each other,
the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer attract ion impurities having a same polarity included in the liquid crystal layer, and
the liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer are inclined in four different directions when in the presence of an electric field.

US Pat. No. 10,338,434

BACK-LIGHT MODULE WITH INTERASSEMBLED SET OF FRAMES AND HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BACK FRAME FORMING LIGHT-MIXING CHAMBER

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A back-light module comprising:a backboard comprising a substrate, a plurality of frame units and a lighting module, wherein each frame unit comprises four lateral ribs, each two adjacent lateral ribs perpendicularly connected with each other, the frame units are stacked and detachably assembled to each other form a height adjustable back frame, and the height adjustable back frame being assembled with the substrate to form a light-mixing chamber, a height of the light-mixing chamber is able to be changeable according to an amount of the frame units; and the substrate comprises a fixing surface, the fixing surface is a bottom surface of the light-mixing chamber, and the lighting module is fixed on the fixing surface of the substrate and located in the light-mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,338,432

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a backlight structure;
a first liquid-crystal layer disposed on the backlight structure;
a second liquid-crystal layer disposed on the first liquid-crystal layer;
a plurality of polarized layers located between the backlight structure and the first liquid-crystal layer, between the first liquid-crystal layer and the second liquid-crystal layer, and on the second liquid-crystal layer;
a plurality of condensation light-emitting elements disposed under the backlight structure; and
a plurality of diffusion light-emitting elements disposed under the backlight structure;
wherein the plurality of polarized layers have an extinction ratio, and the extinction ratio is in a range from 5000 to 50000;
wherein the display device comprises at least one curved section and at least one flat section, the plurality of condensation light-emitting elements are disposed in the curved section, and the plurality of diffusion light-emitting elements are disposed in the flat section.

US Pat. No. 10,338,431

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:a liquid crystal cell;
a first polarizer arranged on a back surface side of the liquid crystal cell;
a second polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the liquid crystal cell;
a cover sheet arranged directly on a viewer side of the second polarizer, the cover sheet having a transmission portion at a position corresponding to a display region of the liquid crystal cell;
a first optical compensation layer arranged on a viewer side of the cover sheet to cover the transmission portion, the first optical compensation layer having an Re(550) of from 100 nm to 180 nm; and
a third polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the first optical compensation layer,
wherein an angle formed by a slow axis direction of the first optical compensation layer and an absorption axis direction of the third polarizer is from 35° to 55° or from 125° to 145°, and
wherein the cover sheet only partially overlaps with the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,430

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:a liquid crystal cell;
a first polarizer arranged on a back surface side of the liquid crystal cell;
a second polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the liquid crystal cell;
a cover sheet arranged directly on a viewer side of the second polarizer, the cover sheet having an opening portion at a position corresponding to a display region of the liquid crystal cell; and
a third polarizer arranged on a viewer side of the cover sheet to cover the opening portion,
wherein the opening portion of the cover sheet is filled with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, and
wherein the cover sheet only partially overlaps with the second polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,338,429

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING QUANTUM DOT COLOR FILTER

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A method for manufacturing a quantum dot color filter, comprising the following steps:(1) providing a base plate, defining a plurality of first pixel zones, a plurality of second pixel zones, and a plurality of third pixel zones on the base plate, and coating a curable transparent photoresist material on the base plate to form transparent photoresist layer; and providing ultraviolet (UV) light to irradiate the transparent photoresist layer to partially cure and exhibit a partially-cured condition;
(2) providing a first source base plate and forming a first quantum dot layer in the form of a single layer on the first source base plate through self-assembly, such that the first quantum dot layer is made up of a plurality of first quantum dots that are uniformly arranged on the first source base plate as a single layer;
(3) providing a first transfer-printing mold, wherein the first transfer-printing mold is provided with a first transfer-printing pattern that corresponds to a pattern of the first pixel zones and applying the first transfer-printing mold having the first transfer-printing pattern to pick up the first quantum dots from the first source base plate to be transfer-printed to first portions of the transparent photoresist layer that respectively correspond to the plurality of first pixel zones of the base plate in such a way that a predetermined pressure is applied during transfer-printing to have the first quantum dots transfer-printed to the partially cured transparent photoresist layer and uniformly arranged in the transparent photoresist layer to form first quantum dot patterns;
(4) providing a second source base plate and forming a second quantum dot layer in the form of a single layer on the second source base plate through self-assembly, such that the second quantum dot layer is made up of a plurality of second quantum dots that are uniformly arranged on the second source base plate as a single layer;
(5) providing a second transfer-printing mold, wherein the second transfer-printing mold is provided with a second transfer-printing pattern that corresponds to a pattern of the second pixel zones and applying the second transfer-printing mold having the second transfer-printing pattern to pick up the second quantum dots from the second source base plate to be transfer-printed to second portions of the transparent photoresist layer that respectively correspond to the plurality of second pixel zones of the base plate in such a way that a predetermined pressure is applied during transfer-printing to have the second quantum dots transfer-printed to the partially cured transparent photoresist layer and uniformly arranged in the transparent photoresist layer to form second quantum dot patterns;
(6) providing a third source base plate and forming a third quantum dot layer in the form of a single layer on the third source base plate through self-assembly, such that the third quantum dot layer is made up of a plurality of third quantum dots that are uniformly arranged on the third source base plate as a single layer;
(7) providing a third transfer-printing mold, wherein the third transfer-printing mold is provided with a third transfer-printing pattern that corresponds to a pattern of the third pixel zones and applying the third transfer-printing mold having the third transfer-printing pattern to pick up the third quantum dots from the third source base plate to be transfer-printed to third portions of the transparent photoresist layer that respectively correspond to the plurality of third pixel zones of the base plate in such a way that a predetermined pressure is applied during transfer-printing to have the third quantum dots transfer-printed to the partially cured transparent photoresist layer and uniformly arranged in the transparent photoresist layer to form third quantum dot patterns;
wherein after steps (2)-(7), a plurality of first quantum dot patterns, a plurality of second quantum dot patterns, and a plurality of third quantum dot patterns are formed in the transparent photoresist layer; and
(8) irradiating the transparent photoresist layer with ultraviolet (UV) light to be completely cured so that the first, second, and third quantum dot patterns are fixed in the transparent photoresist layer, and the completely cured transparent photoresist layer and the first, second, and third quantum dot patterns fixed therein collectively form a quantum dot color filter.

US Pat. No. 10,338,428

QUANTUM DOT DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacturing method of a quantum dot display apparatus, comprising the following steps:Step 1: a lower substrate is provided, and a black matrix is formed on the lower substrate;
Step 2: a quantum dot resin composition is coated on the lower substrate between the black matrix, pre-baking the lower substrate coated with the quantum dot resin composition to remove an organic solvent in the quantum dot resin composition;
Step 3: a red photoresist is applied on the quantum dot resin composition and the black matrix, excess red photoresist and excess quantum dot resin composition are removed by prebaking, exposing, and developing processes to bake and form a red sub-pixel region comprising a red photoresist layer and a first quantum dot resin composition layer disposed below the red photoresist layer;
Step 4: the quantum dot resin composition is further coated between the black matrix on the lower substrate, pre-baking the lower substrate coated with the quantum dot resin composition to remove the organic solvent in the quantum dot resin composition;
Step 5: a green photoresist is applied on the quantum dot resin composition and the black matrix, excess green photoresist and excess quantum dot resin composition are removed by prebaking, exposing, and developing processes to bake and form a green sub-pixel region comprising a green photoresist layer and a second quantum dot resin composition layer disposed below the green photoresist layer;
Step 6: a transparent organic photoresist is coated on the lower substrate and the black matrix to form a blue sub-pixel region, thus forming a color filter layer;
Step 7: a rear polarizing layer is set on the color filter layer, a lower alignment layer is formed on the polarizing layer, to finish the formation of a color filter substrate; and
Step 8: an array substrate is provided, and the color filter substrate and the array substrate are paired, a liquid crystal is filled to form a liquid crystal layer, a blue light backlight module is disposed in a bottom of the color filter substrate to produce the quantum dot display apparatus;
wherein in the steps 2 and 4, the quantum dot resin composition comprising surface modified red quantum dots, surface modified green quantum dots, alkali-soluble resins, solvents and dispersants;
wherein the material of the surface modified red quantum dots, surface modified green quantum dots comprising one or more than one material selected from the material of the II-VI family of semiconductor nano-materials, III-V family of semiconductor nano-materials, and IV-VI family of semiconductor nano-materials;
the alkali-soluble resin comprising styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer or aromatic acid (meth) acrylate half ester;
the solvent comprising one or more than one material selected from the material of formic acid, acetic acid, chloroform, acetone, butanone, fatty alcohols, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ?-butyrolactone, 3-ether acetate propionate, butyl carbitol, butyl carbitol, acetate, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, cyclohexane, xylene, and isopropyl alcohol; and
the dispersant may be selected from amide-based polymer, modified polyurethane, modified polyacrylate, and silicone surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,338,427

DISPLAY DEVICE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A display device comprising:a light source that emits light;
a display panel that displays image; and
an optical sheet that transmits the light directed to the display panel,
the optical sheet including a first optical sheet having a latching component, and at least one second optical sheet at least partially contacting with the first optical sheet,
the at least one second optical sheet being sandwiched between the latching component and a specific portion of the first optical sheet other than the latching component,
the latching component having a free distal end and a proximal end that is connected to the specific portion of the first optical sheet and about which the latching component is bendable, and
the latching component pressing the at least one second optical sheet against the specific portion of the first optical sheet by a restoring force that acts on the latching component around the proximal end while the at least one second optical sheet is sandwiched between the latching component and the specific portion of the first optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,338,422

IRREGULAR SHAPE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING HOLE

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

1. An irregular shape display, comprising:a liquid crystal panel displaying an image;
a backlight unit having an optical sheet, and located at a lower portion of the liquid crystal panel;
a lower cover configured to accommodate the liquid crystal panel and the backlight unit, wherein each of the liquid crystal panel, the optical sheet, and lower cover has at least one hole in a predetermined region for coupling the liquid crystal panel, the optical sheet and the lower cover together; and
a guide member configured to fit into the at least one hole of each of the liquid crystal display panel, the optical sheet and the lower cover for the coupling, the guide member having an upper portion and a lower portion separated by a support portion parallel with the liquid crystal panel and extended to an outward direction from an outer circumferential surface of the upper portion, wherein the upper portion is configured to fit into the at least one hole of the liquid crystal panel with the support portion being configured to support the liquid crystal panel sitting thereon with a shielding tape interposed between the liquid crystal panel and the support portion,
wherein the lower cover has at least one protruding portion extending toward the liquid crystal panel configured to receive the lower portion of the guide member therein, and the protruding portion has a fixing hole configured to couple with a protruding portion of the optical sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,338,419

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a substrate;
a pixel portion comprising a pixel, the pixel comprising:
a first electrode over the substrate;
an insulating layer over the first electrode;
a second electrode over the insulating layer;
a liquid crystal layer over the second electrode; and
a third electrode over the liquid crystal layer,
a driver circuit electrically connected to the pixel portion; and
a controller electrically connected to the driver circuit,
wherein the first electrode is electrically connected to the third electrode,
wherein the controller is configured to select a first driving mode and a second driving mode,
wherein the controller is configured to rewrite an image data input to the pixel every first period in the first driving mode,
wherein the controller is configured to stop supplying of control signals to the driver circuit for a second period in the second driving mode,
wherein the second period is longer than the first period, and
wherein the first electrode and the third electrode are supplied with a same potential.

US Pat. No. 10,338,412

CONTROL OF A PERIODIC LIGHT SOURCE ILLUMINATING A ROOM SHARED BY TWO USERS WEARING SHUTTER GLASSES SYNCHRONIZED WITH THE LIGHT SOURCE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:receiving information indicative of a first light preference profile, the first light preference profile being associated with a first user of a first near eye apparatus;
receiving information indicative of a second light preference profile, the second light preference profile being associated with a second user of a second near eye apparatus;
determining that the first light preference profile differs from the second light preference profile;
determining, in response to the determination that the first light preference profile differs from the second light preference profile, a first light control setting based, at least in part, on the first light preference profile;
determining, in response to the determination that the first light preference profile differs from the second light preference profile, a second light control setting based, at least in part, on the second light preference profile;
determining a periodic light source actuation directive that is configured to actuate at least one light source in conformance with the first light control setting for a first time period and to actuate the light source in conformance with the second light control setting for a second time period;
causing sending of the periodic light source actuation directive to the light source;
determining a first shutter control directive for the first near eye apparatus, the first shutter control directive being configured to cause the first near eye apparatus to be translucent during at least a portion of the first time period and to be opaque during at least a portion of the second time period;
causing sending of the first shutter control directive to the first near eye apparatus;
determining a second shutter control directive for the second near eye apparatus, the second shutter control directive being configured to cause the second near eye apparatus to be translucent during at least a portion of the second time period and to be opaque during at least a portion of the first time period; and
causing sending of the second shutter control directive to the second near eye apparatus;
wherein the first light preference profile comprises information indicative of a first lighting scheme preference of the first user of the first near eye apparatus, and wherein the second light preference profile comprises information indicative of a second lighting scheme preference of the second user of the second near eye apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,338,408

METHOD FOR MAKING IMPROVED UV-ABSORBING OPHTHALMIC LENSES

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for producing UV-absorbing contact lenses, comprising the steps of:(1) obtaining an ophthalmic lens;
(2) dipping the ophthalmic lens in a coating solution comprising an organic solvent and a UV-absorbing polymer for a period of time sufficient to form a UV-absorbing coating on the ophthalmic lens, wherein the coating solution comprises at least about 60% by weight of the organic solvent, wherein the UV-absorbing polymer comprises
a) UV-absorbing monomeric units,
b) covalently bound radical-initiating moieties,
c) and at least 50% by mole of carboxyl-containing monomeric units of at least one carboxyl-containing vinylic monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, C1-C12 alkylacrylic acid, N,N-2-acrylamidoglycolic acid, beta-methyl-acrylic acid (crotonic acid), alpha-phenyl acrylic acid, beta-acryloxy propionic acid, sorbic acid, angelic acid, cinnamic acid, 1-carobxy-4-phenyl butadiene-1,3, itaconic acid, citraconic acid, mesaconic acid, glutaconic acid, aconitic acid, maleic acid, fumaric acid, tricarboxy ethylene, and combinations thereof;
(3) rinsing the ophthalmic lens having the UV-absorbing coating thereon with water or with a mixture of water and at most about 50% by weight of an organic solvent; and
(4) irradiating, with a light source, the ophthalmic lens obtained in step (3) in the presence of a hydrophilic vinylic monomer or crosslinker to graft the UV-absorbing coating onto the ophthalmic lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,407

DYNAMIC CONTEXTUAL VIDEO CAPTURE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a set of identifying information and a video stream from a contact lens;
determining, by one or more processors, whether to capture the video stream, wherein determining whether to capture the video stream is based on, at least one of, the user interest level exceeding a threshold and detection of a contextual identifier within the received video stream from the contact lens;
classifying, by one or more processors, the video stream into a category;
responsive to determining to capture the video stream, saving, by one or more processors, the video stream based on the classification category of the video stream; and
creating, by one or more processors, a new contextual identifier, wherein creating a new contextual identifier comprises:
identifying, by one or more processors, at least two incidences of the user deleting the saved video stream, subsequent to the saving the video stream, within a predetermined time,
deriving, by one or more processors, at least one common person, object, place and activity within each of the identified incidences, and
responsive to deriving at least one common person, object, place and activity within each of the identified incidences, determining, by one or more processors, a habitual pattern of the user deleting the saved video stream, subsequent to the saving of the video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,338,406

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LENS BLANK INTENDED TO BE USED TO MANUFACTURE AN OPTICAL LENS

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A method, implemented by a processor device and a memory in communication therewith, for determining a lens blank for manufacturing a finished optical article, the method comprises:determining virtual volume data based at least on finished optical article data representative of a volume of the finished optical article and over-thickness data representative of over-thickness requirements, the virtual volume data being determined so that the virtual volume defined by the virtual volume data includes the volume of the finished optical article and the over-thickness requirements;
generating information indicative of an orientation of the virtual volume based on at least one of i) manufacturing data relating to a manufacturing process to be used for at least part of a manufacturing of the finished optical article, and ii) the finished optical article data;
determining a lens blank based on said virtual volume data and on said information indicative of the orientation of said virtual volume so as to include the virtual volume defined by the virtual volume data; and
generating and storing, in the memory, lens blank data corresponding to said determined lens blank for manufacturing said finished optical article from a lens blank having properties consistent with the lens blank data.

US Pat. No. 10,338,405

EYEGLASSES EQUIPMENT INCLUDING A JOINT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH AN EYEGLASSES EQUIPMENT

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. Eyeglasses equipment including:a frame, and
at least one ophthalmic lens mounted into said frame,
wherein said eyeglasses equipment includes an interface that is situated between said frame and said lens and that is colored, and
wherein a face between said lens and said interface has a level of light absorption that is greater than the level of light absorption of a face between said lens and the internal face of said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,338,401

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, INSPECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING SUCH AN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, INSPECTION METHOD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A non-transitory computer program product comprising instructions configured to cause a computing device to perform operations comprising:controlling a first spatial light modulator in an inspection device to spatially modulate a first radiation beam in accordance with a first programmable pattern; and
controlling a second spatial light modulator in the inspection device to spatially modulate a second radiation beam in accordance with a second programmable pattern;
wherein the controlling the first and second spatial light modulators implements a plurality of illumination modes, each illumination mode defining a specific combination of first and second programmable patterns, and
wherein the controlling the first spatial light modulator varies a polarization state of portions of the first radiation based on the first programmable pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,338,395

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM EYE RELIEF ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A head-mounted display to be worn by a user, comprising:a display assembly;
left and right flexible crown bands that respectively wrap around left and right sides of a crown of the user when the flexible crown bands are fitted on the crown of the user;
left and right sliding structures that facilitate adjustment of the flexible crown bands each along a substantially linear path to thereby adjust a length of the flexible crown bands;
an attachment structure configured to couple the display assembly to the flexible crown bands; and
an eye relief distance adjustment mechanism comprising a gear, the eye relief distance adjustment mechanism configured to adjust an eye relief distance from the display assembly to an eye of the user when the flexible crown bands are fitted on the crown of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,338,393

OPTICAL SYSTEM AND MAGNIFYING DEVICE

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An optical system centered on an optical axis, the optical system comprising:an exit pupil;
a reflective polarizer proximate the exit pupil, the reflective polarizer curved about two orthogonal axes;
a partial reflector disposed adjacent the reflective polarizer opposite the exit pupil, the partial reflector spaced apart from the reflective polarizer; the partial reflector having an average optical reflectance of at least 30% in a pre-determined plurality of wavelengths and an average optical transmittance of at least 30% in the pre-determined plurality of wavelengths; and
a quarter wave retarder disposed between the reflective polarizer and the partial reflector, wherein the reflective polarizer comprises at least one layer substantially optically biaxial at at least one first location on the at least one layer away from the optical axis and substantially optically uniaxial at at least one second location away from the optical axis, the at least one layer at the at least one second location having a first refractive index in a thickness direction, a second refractive index in a second direction orthogonal to the thickness direction, and a third refractive index in a third direction orthogonal to the thickness direction and to the second direction, an absolute value of a difference in the first and second refractive indices being less than 0.02, an absolute value of a difference in the second and third refractive indices being greater than 0.05, and
wherein each chief ray that passes through the optical system is first incident on the reflective polarizer at an angle of incidence less than 30 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,338,390

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A CURVED EYEPIECE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:forming a lens blank, including:
molding a first blank body and a second blank body, including molding a step structure at a surface of the first blank body and a corresponding step structure at a surface of the second blank body and molding a facet of one of the first blank body and the second blank body;
forming an optical combiner structure at one of the step structures of the first blank body and the second blank body; and
bonding the surface of the first blank body to the surface of the second blank body, wherein respective molded surface portions of the step structure at the surface of the first blank body and the step structure at the surface of the second blank body are mated to one another within the lens blank;
coupling the lens blank to one or more blocking structures; and
forming an eyepiece from the lens blank, including:
depositing a filler material over the facet prior to the machining the first blank body;
removing at least a portion of the filler material during machining of the first blank body;
machining the first blank body to form a first surface of the eyepiece;
machining the second blank body to form a second surface of the eyepiece that is opposite the first surface, wherein one of the first surface and the second surface is a concave surface and the other of the first surface and the second surface is a convex surface;
polishing the first surface;
polishing the second surface; and
deblocking the eyepiece from the one or more blocking structures.

US Pat. No. 10,338,386

VEHICLE AND HEAD-UP DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR THEREFOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, (CN...

1. A projector for a head-up displaying system, comprising:a displaying component configured to project an image, and
a three-mirror optical device positioned in an optical path of an emergent light of the displaying component, configured to reflect the image projected by the displaying component onto a front windshield such that the front windshield reflects the image to eyes of a driver, and comprising:
a zoom lens assembly, comprising a zoom lens for zooming in/out the image projected by the displaying component, and a first curvature adjusting component configured to adjust a curvature of the zoom lens;
an image quality compensation lens assembly, comprising an image quality compensation lens configured to compensate for an image quality distortion caused during a change of the curvature of the zoom lens, and a second curvature adjusting component configured to adjust a curvature of the image quality compensation lens; and
a front windshield compensation lens assembly, configured to compensate for an image distortion caused by the front windshield.

US Pat. No. 10,338,380

OPTICAL STACK AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An optical stack comprising:a first lens;
a second lens bonded to the first lens;
a retarder disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses;
a partial reflector disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses;
a reflective polarizer disposed on a major surface of at least one of the first and second lenses, the reflective polarizer being curved about two orthogonal axes and comprising at least one layer that is substantially optically biaxial at at least one first location on the at least one layer away from an optical axis of the optical stack and that is substantially optically uniaxial at at least one second location away on the at least one layer away from the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,338,378

MIRROR GROUP, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PICOPROJECTOR, COMPRISING MICROMIRRORS MADE USING THE MEMS TECHNOLOGY

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A package comprising:a first chip of semiconductor material including a first micromirror;
a second chip of semiconductor material including a second micromirror; and
a frame bent along a bending line, the frame including a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion, the first chip coupled to the first supporting portion and the second chip coupled to the second supporting portion, the first and second supporting portions arranged on opposite sides of the bending line of the frame and arranged angularly inclined with respect to each other, wherein the first micromirror is positioned to reflect a light beam at the second micromirror.

US Pat. No. 10,338,368

PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A method for generating a phase gradient contrast image of an object with an optical device, the method comprising the following steps:sequentially illuminating the object from at least two illuminating directions, by activating respective light emitting diodes (LEDs) of an LED array, wherein a distance of each respective LED from the optical axis defines the corresponding illumination direction,
for each illuminating direction: capturing an intensity image of the object during the illumination from the respective illuminating direction,
the at least two illuminating directions in each case being assigned to a pair of illuminating directions,
combining, in the image space, original images which are based on the captured intensity images to generate a phase gradient contrast image of the object, and
applying an operator to the captured intensity images to obtain the original images, the operator comprising at least one of absolute value, square, or root of pixel values of the respective intensity image.

US Pat. No. 10,338,366

CONFOCAL SCANNER, CONFOCAL MICROSCOPE, AND ILLUMINATION METHOD

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A confocal microscope comprising:a light source;
a confocal scanner;
a multimode optical fiber via which light from the light source is introduced into the confocal scanner;
a plurality of objectives that are selectively switchable; and
a controller,
wherein the confocal scanner includes:
a disk unit that includes a rotary disk; and
an optical system that irradiates the rotary disk with light from an emission end face of the multimode optical fiber and that projects the emission end face of the multimode optical fiber onto the rotary disk,
wherein the optical system includes at least one moving lens for changing, in an adjustable manner, a projection magnification at which the emission end face is projected onto the rotary disk, the at least one moving lens being movable in a direction of an optical axis of the optical system, and
wherein the controller controls movement of the at least one moving lens in accordance with a change in a total magnification of the confocal microscope.

US Pat. No. 10,338,358

OPTICAL ZOOM WITH MOVABLE PUPIL

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. An optical zoom including a movable iris pupil that moves according to a movement law, wherein the zoom includes:four successive groups of lenses, the first group and the fourth group being fixed, the second group and the third group being movable and placed between the first and fourth groups, the first group being a divergent group, the second group being a convergent group, the third group being a divergent group, and the fourth group being a convergent group,
the iris being located in the second group or between the second group and the third group or in the third group or between the third group and the fourth group, the diameter of the iris varying according to a variation law, depending on the movement law of the movable pupil so as to preserve a constant aperture,
a movable stop, said movable stop moving according to a second movement law, the diameter of this stop varying according to a second variation law, depending on the second movement law of said movable stop, and
wherein during the movements of the movable pupil and the movable stop, the variations in the diameter of the pupil and of the stop are such that beyond a certain movement, the pupil becomes the stop and the stop becomes the pupil.

US Pat. No. 10,338,357

VARIABLE-POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VARIABLE-POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM

Nikon Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, and at least one lens group;upon varying magnification, an interval between the first lens group and a lens group at an image side of the first lens group and adjacent thereto being varied;
the first lens group comprising a focusing lens group which is moved along the optical axis for focusing; and
the following conditional expression being satisfied:
0.6

US Pat. No. 10,338,355

LENS ASSEMBLY

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. A lens assembly, comprising:at least five lens elements, wherein one lens element closest to an imaged object of the lens elements is a first lens element, which is made of an electromagnetic radiation absorbing material and has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof;
wherein an average transmittance of the electromagnetic radiation absorbing material for electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in a range of 750 nm to 1100 nm is T_750, an average transmittance of the electromagnetic radiation absorbing material for electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in a range of 350 nm to 700 nm is T_700, an f-number of the lens assembly is Fno, and the following conditions are satisfied:
50% T_700<20%; and
1.40

US Pat. No. 10,338,327

DEVICE FOR INCOUPLING AND/OR OUTCOUPLING OPTICAL SIGNALS

Silicon Line GmbH, Munic...

1. A device for coupling optical signals into at least one waveguide, wherein the device comprises at least one electro-optical converter which sends out the optical signals in the direction of an axis or a core of the waveguide,wherein the electro-optical converter is incorporated in at least one send-site optical subassembly,
wherein the send-site optical subassembly comprises at least one guiding channel for aligning the waveguide with respect to the electro-optical converter,
wherein at least one extension has the same diameter as the guiding channel and is assigned to the send-site optical subassembly, said extension being provided for aligning the waveguide with respect to the guiding channel,
wherein the extension is arranged in front of the end of the guiding channel in such way that a stepless transition into the guiding channel is defined, said end being averted from the converter,
wherein at least one air outlet is provided along an entire length of the guiding channel,
wherein trapped or compressed air can be vented via said air outlet when the waveguide is inserted in the guiding channel, and
wherein the air outlet is provided only in the area of the guiding channel which does not encounter the extension.

US Pat. No. 10,338,311

PHOTONIC CRYSTAL ALL-OPTICAL MULTISTEP-DELAY AND-TRANSFORMATION LOGIC GATE

Zhengbiao Ouyang, Shenzh...

1. A photonic crystal (PhC) all-optical multistep-delay AND-transformation logic gate, comprising:a PhC-structure unit, an optical-switch unit (OSU), a wave-absorbing load (WAL), a NOT-logic gate, a D-type flip-flop (DFF) and a memory or delayer; an input port of a memory is connected with a first logic-signal (X1), and an output port of said memory is connected with a delay-signal-input port of said OSU; a second logic-signal (X2) is connected with a logic-signal-input port of said OSU; two intermediate-signal-output ports of said OSU are respectively connected with an intermediate-signal-input port of said PhC-structure unit and said WAL; a clock-signal (CP) is connected with an input port of a three-branch waveguide; three output ports of said three-branch waveguide are respectively connected with a second clock-signal-CP-input port of the OSU, a first clock-signal-CP-input port of said PhC-structure unit and a NOT-logic-gate-input port; a NOT-logic-gate-output port is connected with a third clock-signal-CP-input port of said DFF; and a signal-output port of said PhC-structure unit is connected with a D-signal-input port of said DFF.

US Pat. No. 10,338,304

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A wavelength multiplexed stereoscopic display, comprising:two light guide plates, each of the light guide plates having an incident surface and a light-output surface, wherein the light guide plates are arranged side-by-side to make the light-output surfaces be coplanar;
two light-emitting modules, each of the light-emitting modules being configured to provide a first kind of light and a second kind of light to the incident surface of a corresponding one of the light guide plates, wherein the first kind of light has a first triplet, and the second kind of light has a second triplet different from the first triplet; and
a controller configured to asynchronously drive any of the light-emitting modules to alternately provide the first kind of light and the second kind of light;
wherein each of the light-emitting modules further comprise:
a first light emitter;
a second light emitter;
a first filter having a first light reflection spectrum;
a second filter having a second reflection spectrum; and
a light guide assembly configured to respectively guide lights emitted by the first light emitter and the second light emitter to the first filter and the second filter, so as to respectively obtain the first kind of light and the second kind of light, the light guide assembly being further configured to guide the first kind of light and the second kind of light to the incident surface of the corresponding one of the light guide plates;
wherein the light guide assembly further comprises:
a first total reflection prism having a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface sequentially connected; and
a second total reflection prism having a fourth surface, a fifth surface, and a sixth surface sequentially connected, wherein the first surface and the fourth surface face away from each other, the second surface and the fifth surface face away from each other, and the third surface and the sixth surface face away from each other,
wherein the first light emitter and the second light emitter emit the lights toward the first surface, and the first filter and the second filter are respectively disposed at the fourth surface and the second surface;
a light guide element optically coupled between the fifth surface and the incident surface of the corresponding one of the light guide plates, wherein the light guide element is aligned with the incident surface of the corresponding one of the light guide plates, and is aligned with the fifth surface in a direction parallel to the incident surface of the corresponding one of the light guide plates;
an assembly axis,
wherein the two light emitting modules and the two light guide plates each have at least one surface perpendicular to the assembly axis.

US Pat. No. 10,338,238

X-RAY DETECTOR AND X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An X-ray detector configured to detect X-rays irradiated from an X-ray source, the X-ray detector comprising:a top frame that includes a first area having an active area which is biased from a center of the first area and a second area which is bent from the first area;
a side frame that includes a top frame resting part which is formed in an outer surface which faces an outside of the X-ray detector and on which the second area rests, the side frame being coupled with the top frame to form an accommodation space, the side frame including a first side edge and a second side edge opposite to the first side edge; and
a sensor panel disposed in the accommodation space and configured to convert the detected X-rays into an electrical signal, a location of the sensor panel being biased from the center of the first area to correspond to the active area, and
wherein the sensor panel is biased, in a width direction of the X-ray detector, towards the first side edge of the side frame so that a distance between the first side edge of the side frame and one side of the sensor panel which faces the first side edge of the side frame is smaller than a distance between the second side edge of the side frame and the other side of the sensor panel which faces the second side edge of the side frame.

US Pat. No. 10,338,231

HARDWARE FRONT-END FOR A GNSS RECEIVER

TRIMBLE INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A hardware front-end for a software-defined GNSS receiver, the front-end comprising:an antenna;
a first RF circuit that is coupled to and receives a first RF signal at a first RF frequency in a first frequency range from the antenna, and produces a first GNSS signal, the first RF circuit including:
a first low-noise amplifier that amplifies the first RF signal; and
a first direct conversion receiver that downconverts the first RF signal to create separate, digitized I and Q channels;
a second RF circuit that is coupled to and receives a second RF signal at a second RF frequency from the antenna, and produces a second GNSS signal, wherein the second RF frequency is significantly different than the first RF frequency and is outside of the first frequency range and wherein the first RF frequency is in the range of 1500-1635 MHz and the second RF frequency is in the range of 1200-1250 MHz, the second RF circuit including:
a second low-noise amplifier that amplifies the second RF signal;
a first bandpass filter that filters the second RF signal;
an oscillator that provides a signal at an LO frequency;
a mixer that is receptive of the second RF signal and receptive of the LO frequency signal and mixes the two signals to produce a third RF signal that is in the first frequency range; and
a second direct conversion receiver that converts the third RF signal into separate, digitized I and Q channels; and
a microcontroller that receives the separate I and Q channels from the first RF circuit and receives the separate I and Q channels from the second RF circuit and creates a digital bus signal therefrom, wherein the first direct conversion receiver generates a GNSS L1 signal and the second direct conversion receiver generates a GNSS L2 signal that has been upconverted to a frequency range of the GNSS L1 signal to allow combination of L2 information in the GNSS L2 signal with L1 information of the GNSS L1 signal provided in the digital bus signal.

US Pat. No. 10,338,215

MEASURING POINT INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, CHANGE DETECTION DEVICE, METHODS THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

5. A measuring point information providing method comprising:receiving, by a processor, an SAR image set comprising information indicative of a reflection intensity and a phase associated with each pixel corresponding to a resolution cell within a field of vision for image capturing including a specific region, the information being generated from observation data formed of four basic polarization pairs including an HH polarization, an HV polarization, a VH polarization and a VV polarization which are combinations of transmission and reception polarizations observed by a synthetic aperture radar at the same time;
determining, by the processor, a polarization pair whose reflection intensity is not less than a predetermined value or whose reflection intensity is the highest with respect to each target pixel, the polarization pair determined by changing a rotation angle pair, pixel by pixel using the received SAR image set;
generating, by the processor, based on the polarization pair that is determined, measuring point information including at least information indicative of the determined polarization pair of the target pixel; and
outputting one of: (i) the measuring point information that is generated, and (ii) information indicating whether a spot corresponding to a target pixel is appropriate as a measuring point or indicating to which degree the spot is appropriate as the measuring point, the information being generated based on the measuring point information, wherein
the outputting comprises generating and outputting, as information indicating to which degree a spot corresponding to a target pixel is appropriate as a measuring point, a rotational SAR image which holds at least information indicative of a reflection intensity and a phase obtained by the determined polarization pair of the pixel so as to be associated with the target pixel based on the received SAR image set and the measuring point information.

US Pat. No. 10,338,185

METHOD FOR SELF CALIBRATION OF MEASUREMENT NONLINEARITY

Keithley Instruments, LLC...

1. A method for calibrating linearity of a measurement circuit of a test instrument comprising: determining a first set of voltage measurements of the measurement circuit while performing a first voltage sweep of the measurement circuit from a first voltage to a second voltage at an operating current level;determining a second set of voltage measurements of the measurement circuit while performing a second voltage sweep of the measurement circuit from the second voltage to the first voltage at the operating current level;
calculating a linearity factor for the measurement circuit based on the first set of voltage measurements and the second set of voltage measurements; and
storing the linearity factor to be utilized for correcting nonlinearity of future measurements performed by the measurement circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,338,168

MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS WITH SELECTIVE FREQUENCY CONVERSION OF TRANSMISSION AND/OR RECEPTION SIGNAL

JEOL Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A magnetic resonance measurement apparatus comprising:a transmission signal generator that generates a radio frequency (RF) transmission signal; and
a reception signal processor that processes an RF reception signal; and
a controller that controls the transmission signal generator and the reception signal processor, the controller selecting a frequency conversion scheme when an observation frequency serving as a magnetic resonance frequency of an observation nucleus falls within a first frequency band, and selecting a non-conversion scheme when the observation frequency falls within a second frequency band which is lower than the first frequency band, wherein the observation nucleus is a nucleus of a sample substance under observation during a measurement of magnetic resonance of the nucleus of the sample substance,
wherein the transmission signal generator comprises:
an original signal generator circuit that:
generates a frequency conversion scheme signal when the frequency conversion scheme is selected, wherein a frequency of the frequency conversion scheme signal is a fixed frequency; and
generates a non-frequency conversion scheme signal when the non-conversion scheme is selected, wherein a frequency of the non-frequency conversion scheme signal is based on the observation nucleus, and
a transmission side frequency converter circuit that converts the frequency conversion scheme signal into the RF transmission signal when the frequency conversion scheme is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,338,165

EFFICIENT SPIN POLARIZATION

Quantum Valley Investment...

1. A method of controlling a spin ensemble comprising:coupling a cavity mode of a cavity with spin states of the spin ensemble in a sample environment, the sample environment comprising a static magnetic field, the spin ensemble defining a state space comprising a plurality of angular momentum subspaces, wherein the angular momentum subspaces are defined by a total angular momentum spin operator for the spin ensemble; and
generating an interaction between the cavity and the spin ensemble that increases polarization of the spin ensemble faster than the dominant thermal polarizing process affecting the spin ensemble in the sample environment,
wherein the interaction is generated by the coupling between the spin states and the cavity mode acting independently on each of the plurality of angular momentum subspaces of the spin ensemble.

US Pat. No. 10,338,124

CABLE FAULT DIAGNOSIS METHOD AND SYSTEM

Korea Electrical Safety C...

6. A cable fault diagnosis method comprising:Generating, by an application signal generating unit, an application signal (S(t)), to which a Gaussian-enveloped linear chirp signal, is reflected;
applying, by the application signal generating unit, the application signal (S(t)) to a cable to be inspected;
receiving, by a reflected signal receiving unit, a reflected signal (r(t)) of the application signal reflected from the cable;
calculating, by a calculating unit, a predetermined correlation function (RST(t)) of the application signal (S(t)) and the reflected signal (r(t)) and obtaining a first time (t1) at which the predetermined correlation function (RST(t)) of the application signal (S(t)) and the reflected signal (r(t)) has a global maximum;
calculating, by a calculating unit, a correction signal (e(t)) by removing a delayed application signal (S(t?t1)) from the reflected signal (r(t)), wherein the delayed application signal (S(t?t1)) corresponds to the application signal (S(t)) with a time delay t1;
calculating, by a calculating unit, the predetermined correlation function (RST(t)) of the correction signal (e(t)) and the reflected signal (r(t)) and obtaining a second time (t2) at which the predetermined correlation function (RST(t)) of the correction signal (e(t)) and the reflected signal (r(t)) has a global maximum; and
calculating, by a calculating unit, a time difference (td) between the second time (t2) and the first time (t1), and finding a cable fault location and a fault type using the time difference.

US Pat. No. 10,338,112

COMMUNICATION OF HISTORICAL AND REAL-TIME INFORMATION ABOUT DEVICES IN A BUILDING

SENSE LABS, INC., Cambri...

1. A system for providing information about a plurality of devices in a building, the system comprising:a power monitor installed in the building and comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the power monitor configured to:
obtain an electrical signal, wherein the electrical signal corresponds to electrical usage of the plurality of devices in the building, the plurality of devices comprising a first device and a second device;
detect a state change of the first device by processing an electrical event in the electrical signal, wherein the electrical event corresponds to changes in the electrical signal caused by the state change of the first device;
transmit information about the state change of the first device to a first server computer;
establish a continuous network connection with a second server computer;
determine a first amount of power consumption of the second device during a first time period by processing the electrical signal, wherein the continuous network connection is maintained during the first time period and not used to transmit power consumption information during the first time period;
receive an instruction to transmit power consumption information via the continuous network connection;
determine a second amount of power consumption of the second device during a second time period by processing the electrical signal; and
transmit the second amount of power consumption of the second device to the second server computer via the continuous network connection;
the first server computer comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the first server computer configured to:
receive the information about the state change of the first device and store the information about the state change of the first device in a data store,
establish a first network connection with a user device;
receive an identifier from the user device via the first network connection;
retrieve the information about the state change of the first device from the data store using the identifier;
transmit the information about the state change of the first device to the user device via the first network connection;
the second server computer comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, the second server computer configured to:
establish the continuous network connection with the power monitor prior to establishing a second network connection with the user device;
establish the second network connection with the user device;
receive, from the power monitor via the continuous network connection, the second amount of power consumption of the second device; and
transmit the second amount of power consumption of the second device to the user device via the second network connection.

US Pat. No. 10,338,111

METHOD OF MONITORING OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Omicron Electronics GmbH,...

1. A method of monitoring an electric power system comprising a power utility automation system, the power utility automation system comprising a plurality of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) communicating via a communication network, the method comprising:generating, by a monitoring system, a system model for the electric power system and the power utility automation system based on configuration information which includes at least one substation configuration description language file (SCL);
monitoring, by the monitoring system during operation of the electric power system, properties of the electric power system, the monitored properties comprising monitored data messages which are transmitted by the plurality of IEDs over the communication network;
evaluating, by the monitoring system, the monitored data messages based on the configuration information to detect a critical event during operation of the electric power system by analyzing a payload data content of at least some of the monitored data messages which includes a process parameter of a primary element of the electric power system; and
determining, by the monitoring system based on the configuration information, whether the payload data content corresponds to a valid behavior of at least one of the electric power system or the power utility automation system by predicting in real-time the payload data content of anticipated data messages between the plurality of IEDs based on the system model, and comparing the monitored data messages to the predicted anticipated data messages,
wherein the predicting comprises using the system model and the process parameter of the primary element included in the data message transmitted by a first IED to predict which value for another process parameter should be included in another data message transmitted by a second IED.

US Pat. No. 10,338,088

BALING CHAMBER SENSOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural baler comprising:a baling chamber and a pre-compression chamber,
the baling chamber comprising a plunger provided for moving in the baling chamber,
wherein the baling chamber further comprises a first segment located directly behind the plunger when the plunger is in a withdrawn position, and an outlet of the pre-compression chamber opens towards said first segment
wherein the pre-compression chamber is configured to receive crop material and to periodically form a slice of said crop material and push the slice towards the baling chamber into a first segment of the baling chamber,
wherein a first and a second bale speed sensor are provided in the baling chamber downstream of the first segment of the baling chamber, the first sensor at an upper part and the second sensor at a lower part of the baling chamber, the first and second bale speed sensors outputting a speed of the slice moved by the plunger in the baling chamber, respective outputs of said bale speed sensors being operationally connected to a controller which is configured to adjust based on said outputs a synchronization between the periodically forming and pushing of the slice and reciprocal movement of the plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,338,040

VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM AND METHOD

VUV Analytics, Inc., Aus...

1. A method of operating a gas analysis system, comprising:providing a gas flow cell;
inputting at least two gas species into the gas flow cell;
allowing a chemical reaction to occur in the gas flow cell between the at least two gas species;
passing VUV wavelengths or less of light through the gas flow cell;
detecting absorption of the VUV wavelengths or less of light as the light passes through the gas flow cell by the use of a spectrometer optically coupled to an optical output of the gas flow cell;
obtaining a three dimensional data set indicative of an amount of absorption as a function of wavelength and time; and
analyzing the three dimensional data set to analyze the chemical reaction.

US Pat. No. 10,338,000

FIBER SENSOR

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A sensor fiber comprising:An elongated, unsupported three-dimensional fiber body comprising an electrically insulating polymeric material, the fiber body having a fiber length and an outer fiber body surface along the fiber length, with at least one intake aperture disposed in the fiber body for accepting an intake species into the fiber body;
at least one transduction element comprising a chemiluminescent material disposed within the fiber body along at least a portion of the to fiber length and arranged for exposure to an intake species provided through an intake aperture in the fiber body, the chemiluminescent material emitting chemiluminescent light upon exposure to a target intake species with a wavelength of chemiluminescence indicative of the target intake species;
at least one photoconducting element comprising a semiconducting material arranged in the fiber body in optical communication with the transduction element to receive chemiluminescent light produced by the chemiluminescent material upon reaction of the chemiluminescent material with the target species to produce a corresponding electrical sensing signal indicative of the target intake species; and
at least one pair of electrically conducting electrodes in electrical connection with the photoconducting element in the fiber body, the pair of electrodes extending the fiber length to transmit the electrical sensing signal to an end of the fiber body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,994

SAMPLE LIQUID MEASURING DEVICE AND MEASURING METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A measuring device for a sample liquid comprising:a container which stores the sample liquid, the container comprising a transparent or translucent optical inclined surface to be brought into contact with the sample liquid;
an optical sensor provided on a bottom of the container and configured to detect a profile of intensity of light from the sample liquid; and
a measurement processor configured to measure a liquid height of the sample liquid based on a profile of intensity of a detected signal of the optical sensor,
wherein the transparent or translucent optical inclined surface comprises a lower end disposed within outer edges of the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,337,991

CONTROL OF AMPLITUDE AND PHASE OF DIFFRACTION ORDERS USING POLARIZING TARGETS AND POLARIZED ILLUMINATION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:enhancing first order diffraction signals with respect to a zeroth order diffraction signal from a scatterometry target having a coarse pitch, by designing the scatterometry target and/or by configuring a metrology tool's optical system to yield a phase shift of 180° between zeroth order diffraction signals upon illumination of the scatterometry target; and
configuring the metrology tool's optical system to illuminate the scatterometry target by two perpendicularly-polarized illumination components and analyzing the diffraction signal at two perpendicular polarization directions that complement the two perpendicularly-polarized illumination components to cancel out the zeroth order diffraction signals.

US Pat. No. 10,337,963

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS OF A FLEXIBLE SURFACE

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A method for determining a characteristic of a flexible surface, the method comprising:providing a test device at least part of which having a bottom area and side area, the test device comprising a plurality of sensing points extending from the bottom upwardly toward the side, wherein the test device has a substantially hemispherical shape and the sensing points are arranged on the substantially hemispherical shape in a plurality of spaced, parallel rings that are centered on a radius of the hemispherical shape passing through an apex of the substantially hemispherical shape with at least two sensing points being arranged on each concentric ring;
pressing the test device into a flexible surface;
measuring pressures at the sensing points; and
determining an envelopment parameter of the surface based on the pressures, wherein the determining operation comprises:
determining a contact area of the test device using the sensing points, and the immersed area of the test device using a distance that the test device has been pressed into the flexible surface.

US Pat. No. 10,337,960

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAST INSPECTING VEHICLE BASED ON MEASURED LENGTHS

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A system for fast inspecting a vehicle, comprising:a radiation imaging device comprising a radiation-ray source configured to emit a beam of radiation rays for inspecting a subject vehicle; a detector configured to detect radiation rays; and a processor configured to form an image according to signals of the radiation rays detected by the detector;
a length measuring device configured to measure a first length and a second length of the subject vehicle when the subject vehicle enters an inspection region; and
a controlling device configured to determine whether the first length is larger than or equal to a preset first length threshold and the second length is larger than or equal to a preset second length threshold; if the first length is larger than or equal to the first length threshold and the second length is larger than or equal to the second length threshold, determine whether a gap portion of the subject vehicle between a first portion and a second portion of the subject vehicle appears in a beam emitting region formed by the beam of radiation rays; and when the gap portion appears at a finishing position of the beam emitting region, control the radiation imaging device to emit a beam of radiation rays of a first radiation dose to the subject vehicle according to the gap portion, wherein the subject vehicle moves with respect to the length measuring device.

US Pat. No. 10,337,924

INTEGRATED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND RELATED COMPONENT MANAGEMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A sensing and communication subsystem, comprising:a housing;
a passive infrared (PIR) sensor module located within the housing;
one or more antennas located within the housing;
a wireless communication transceiver located within the housing that transmits data via the one or more antennas; and
one or more processors located with the housing that receive information from the PIR sensor module and the wireless communication transceiver, wherein the one or more processors, the PIR sensor module, and the wireless communication transceiver are collectively configured to:
transmit wireless communication signals using the one or more antennas during a first communication time interval;
sense infrared signals using the PIR sensor module during a sensing time interval that overlaps the first communication time interval; and
process the sensed infrared signals received during the sensing time interval to determine a presence of an object, wherein processing comprises blanking the sensed infrared signals received at the start of the first communication time interval, blanking the sensed infrared signals received following the end of the first communication time interval, or blanking the sensed infrared signals received at the start of the first communication time interval and received following the end of the first communication time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,337,855

METHOD OF IMAGING AN OBJECT FOR TRACKING AND DOCUMENTATION IN TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Gre...

1. A system for dimensioning an object, comprisinga plurality of laser scanners, each of which comprises:
an emitter of a collimated beam of modulated laser radiation;
a dynamic beam deflector to move the collimated beam in a sweeping motion over the object; and
a radiation sensor, for receiving the radiation reflected from the object and translating the reflected radiation into an electrical signal,
a processor, adapted with software instructions to control the operation of each of the laser scanners, to receive and process the electrical signals produced by the radiation sensors, and to perform the following functions:
at discrete points in time, calculates a distance value based on a time delay or phase shift value between the radiation emitted by each of the laser scanners and received by the corresponding radiation sensor,
based on a spatial direction of each emitted and received beam, the distance value, and an intensity at each individual point in time,
assembles a three-dimensional model of surface points of the object including an intensity value associated with each surface point, and
storage means, in communication with the processor, to receive and store the three-dimensional model, such that, on demand, the three-dimensional model is used to produce two-dimensional images from any desired viewing angle that was exposed to the emitted beams from each scanner to document an appearance of the object at a time when a selected scan was taken.

US Pat. No. 10,337,847

CHEMICAL ORDNANCE CONTAINMENT AND TRANSPORT BAG

1. A chemical ordnance containment and transport bag comprising:a flexible body having an end portion that opposes an opening of the flexible body;
one or more zippers bisecting the flexible body along two longitudinal sides and a lateral side and terminating at the end portion opposite the opening; and
a plurality of straps, each strap extending widthwise across the flexible body from a longitudinal portion of the zipper;
wherein, with the zipper closed and the flexible body fully extended lengthwise, the longitudinal portion of the zipper runs lengthwise along the flexible body and perpendicular to a plane on which the end portion rests;
wherein the flexible body comprises at least one layer of knitted activated carbon cloth and at least one layer of woven activated carbon cloth;
wherein the flexible body comprises:
an outer layer comprising a nonpermeable chemical resistant material;
one or more middle layers comprising woven activated carbon cloth; and
an inner laminate layer comprising a laminate of knitted activated carbon cloth and a polymeric material, wherein the polymeric material represents an innermost layer of the ordnance containment bag;
wherein the outer layer, one or more middle layers, and inner laminate are sewn together along a perimeter of the flexible body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,832

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR WEAPON OPTICS

ZEROLIGHT, LLC, Shiner, ...

1. An illumination device comprising:a clamp configured to mount on a scoped weapon or to mount on a scope of the scoped weapon, wherein the clamp comprises:
a light source;
an elongated cylindrical level device configured to indicate a level of the scoped weapon only in a single degree of freedom relative to a surface of the earth; and
a passageway disposed between the light source and the level device, wherein the passageway is adjacent to the light source and terminates at an aperture on a surface of the clamp, the passageway having a width that is smaller than the light source and longer than the width and being configured to direct light from the light source by projection through the aperture onto the level device,
wherein the passageway is configured to direct light from the light source to the level device, such that the level device can be read in a no-light environment.

US Pat. No. 10,337,827

UPPER RECEIVER STRUT AND CLEANING ROD GUIDE

Present Arms, Inc., Wilb...

1. A strut tool for servicing a firearm comprising:(A) a hook portion for engaging an upper receiver assembly of said firearm; wherein said hook portion includes a takedown block engagement region;
(B) a pivoting portion for engaging the takedown pin of a lower receiver assembly of said firearm; wherein said pivoting portion includes a bore for receiving said takedown pin of said lower receiver assembly; wherein said hook portion and said pivoting portion act to reversibly hold said upper receiver and said lower receiver in a relative angular orientation with respect to one another by means of said hook portion engaging the takedown block of said upper receiver while simultaneously said pivoting portion engages said takedown pin of said lower receiver assembly;wherein said hook portion comprises:a. a hook leading surface substantially parallel to a center axis of said hook portion;
b. an entry bevel region extending to said hook leading surface and angled with respect to said hook leading surface to accommodate insertion of said hook leading surface into an interior breech or bore of said upper receiver assembly;
c. a top crown region extending from said entry bevel region;
d. a hook bevel region extending from said top crown region and angled with respect to said hook leading surface;
f. a buffer block contact region extending from said hook bevel region and extending to a buffer block contact surface of said pivoting portion;
e. a takedown block engagement region, immediately adjacent to said hook leading surface and including three internal contact surfaces:
i. a takedown block upper contact surface;
ii. a takedown block back contact surface; and
iii. a takedown block lower contact surface;wherein each of said three contact surfaces are oriented perpendicular with respect to each other; and wherein said takedown block back contact surface is oriented parallel to said center axis of said hook portion; wherein said takedown block lower contact surface extends to said hook leading surface of said pivoting portion; wherein said takedown block lower contact surface is oriented perpendicular to said entry bevel region of said pivoting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,826

STOCK FOR SHOTGUN

FUTURMEC S.R.L., Urbania...

1. A stock for a shotgun comprising:a grip adapted to be held by a user;
a butt adapted to be disposed on a shoulder of the user;
a hollow body affixed to the grip;
a shank affixed to the butt, said shank disposed inside said hollow body, said shank having an external thread;
a fixing means that fixes said shank inside said hollow body; and
a metal ring screwed onto the external thread of said shank and stopped against an ending edge of said hollow body so as to adjust a distance between said butt and said grip, wherein said hollow body comprises teeth that protrude longitudinally from the ending edge of said hollow body, said metal ring comprising grooves that house the teeth of said hollow body when said metal ring is stopped against the ending edge of said hollow body so as to block a rotation of said metal ring relative to the hollow body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,813

BULLPUP CONVERSION KIT FOR FIREARM

Manticore Arms, Inc., El...

1. A bullpup conversion kit for a firearm including an upper receiver, a barrel extending from the upper receiver, and a trigger pack with a removable trigger, said bullpup conversion kit comprising:a lower receiver extending longitudinally between a front end and a rear end;
said front end of said lower receiver including a trigger slot;
said lower receiver including a topside channel that is configured to receive at least part of the upper receiver of the firearm;
said top side channel of said lower receiver including a trigger pack pocket positioned longitudinally between said trigger slot and said rear end of said lower receiver that is configured to receive the trigger pack of the firearm;
a trigger bar assembly entirely received within said topside channel of said lower receiver, said trigger bar assembly including a trigger bar, a front trigger mount, and a trigger shoe;
said trigger bar extending between a forward end and a rearward end;
said front trigger mount disposed on said forward end of said trigger bar and configured to receive the removable trigger of the firearm;
said trigger shoe including an upper end that is configured to be pivotally coupled to the trigger pack in place of the removable trigger for movement between a forward position and a firing position; and a lower end that is coupled to said rearward end of said trigger bar
said trigger shoe including a trigger bar pin that is fixedly coupled to a lower end of said trigger shoe and said rearward end of said trigger bar including a trigger bar slot, wherein said trigger bar pin is received in said trigger bar slot when said trigger shoe is in said forward position and said firing position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,812

ACTIVE MAGAZINE DISENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE

GUAY GUAY TRADING CO., LT...

1. A magazine disengagement structure for a magazine body having a trigger device configured to move a bullet therein, comprising:an interlocking device in said magazine body, wherein said interlocking device has an interlocking portion configured to be pushed by said trigger device to rotate said interlocking device about a first axis; and
an on-off device at a top of said magazine body, wherein said on-off device has a buckle portion configured to engage with a fastening portion of said interlocking device at a higher level than said interlocking portion of said interlocking device, wherein said interlocking device is configured to rotate about said first axis to release said buckle portion from said fastening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,809

MAGAZINE FOR CASED TELESCOPED AMMUNITION CARTRIDGES WITH SIDE-WALLS HAVING CARTRIDGE ORIENTATION RIBS

AAI Corporation, Hunt Va...

1. A magazine configured to store cased telescoped (CT) cartridges and deliver the CT cartridges to a firearm, comprising:two side-walls extending along a length of a loading channel;
two end-walls extending along a width of the loading channel, connecting the sidewalls; and
wherein each one of the side-walls includes a vertically extending side-wall rib that projects inwards into the loading channel, wherein the side-wall ribs are located opposite each other and positioned in alignment with a location of a circumferential groove in each CT cartridge to be loaded into the magazine, such that the side-wall ribs prevent a backwards oriented CT cartridge from being pushed from a loading position in the magazine through the loading channel into a body of the magazine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,800

MODULAR PLATE AND SHELL HEAT EXCHANGER

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:an elongated pressure vessel shell having an axial dimension with a removable head at one end of the axial dimension, a primary fluid inlet, a primary fluid outlet, a secondary fluid inlet, a drain outlet and a heat transfer assembly comprising:
a primary fluid inlet conduit extending into the pressure vessel from the primary fluid inlet;
a primary fluid outlet conduit extending into the pressure vessel from the primary fluid outlet;
a plurality of pairs of heat transfer plates supported in tandem with each of the pairs of plates sealed around a periphery to define a primary fluid flow channel in between a first and second heat transfer plate of each pair, with each pair having a heat transfer plate inlet opening fluidly connected either directly or indirectly to the primary fluid inlet conduit and a heat transfer plate outlet opening fluidly connected either directly or indirectly to the primary fluid outlet conduit to form a parallel flow path with flow in the same direction as the parallel flow path through each of the other pairs of heat transfer plates in a direction orthogonal to the axial dimension of the pressure vessel shell; and
a spacer module configured to preserve room for later adding heat transfer capacity, the spacer module comprising a first support plate, a second support plate spaced from and disposed opposite the first support plate, and at least one support extending between the first and second support plates,
wherein the plurality of pairs of heat transfer plates are arranged in modules with at least one of the modules, including at least one of the pairs of heat transfer plates, connected in tandem with an adjacent module or the primary fluid inlet or the primary fluid outlet with a nondestructively removable mechanical coupling,
wherein the spacer module has substantially less heat transfer capacity than the modules of pairs of heat transfer plates, the spacer module being connected in tandem with the modules of pairs of heat transfer plates, the spacer module being at least as long in the axial dimension as the modules of the pairs of heat transfer plates and having an inlet duct passing axially therethrough, fluidly connected either directly or indirectly to the primary fluid inlet conduit and an outlet duct passing axially therethrough, fluidly connected either directly or indirectly to the primary fluid outlet conduit,
wherein the inlet duct comprises a first pipe and the outlet duct comprises a second pipe each spanning between said first support plate and said second support plate and
wherein the first pipe forms a portion of the primary fluid inlet conduit; and wherein the second pipe forms a portion of the primary fluid outlet conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,337,787

VACUUM INSULATION PANEL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING VACUUM INSULATION PANEL, AND REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING VACUUM INSULATION PANEL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising a vacuum insulation panel, wherein the vacuum insulation panel comprises:a core material;
a covering material disposed outside the core material to form an accommodation space in which the core material is accommodated;
a first adsorbent disposed in the accommodation space to be activated at a temperature higher than room temperature and to remove at least one of gases and water present in the accommodation space;
a path on which an electromagnetic wave moves toward the adsorbent; and
a shielding layer disposed in the accommodation space to prevent at least one of gases and water from penetrating the accommodation space, and having a portion discontinuously disposed in a longitudinal direction of the vacuum insulation panel to be positioned outside the path.

US Pat. No. 10,337,755

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REHEAT DEHUMIDIFICATION WITH VARIABLE AIR VOLUME

Lennox Industries LLC, R...

1. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for regulating humidity of an enclosed space, the system comprising:an evaporator coil;
a metering device fluidly coupled to the evaporator coil via a distribution line;
a variable-speed circulation fan for circulating air around the evaporator coil;
a temperature sensor thermally exposed to the distribution line;
at least one controller operatively coupled to the temperature sensor and to the variable-speed circulation fan;
wherein the at least one controller is configured to:
determine a latent cooling load based on a relative-humidity setpoint;
determine an optimal distributor line temperature that corresponds to the latent cooling load;
compare a measured distributor line temperature to the optimal distributor line temperature;
responsive to a determination that the measured distributor line temperature exceeds the optimal distributor line temperature, reduce a speed of the variable-speed circulation fan; and
responsive to a determination that the measured distributor line temperature falls below the optimal distributor line temperature, increase the speed of the variable-speed circulation fan.

US Pat. No. 10,337,745

CONVECTION OVEN

Alto-Shaam, Inc., Menomo...

1. A convection oven comprising:a housing having an oven cavity and an oven door for access to the oven cavity;
at least one air channel located on a first cavity wall of the oven cavity;
an air blower for sending heated air to the at least one air channel; and
a shelf assembly separating the oven cavity into an upper, intermediate, and lower cooking chamber, the shelf assembly comprising:
at least one inlet configured to receive a portion of the heated air from the at least one air channel;
a bottom plenum surface defining a bottom of the upper cooking chamber and including a plurality of upper air outlets, the upper air outlets being configured to direct a portion of the heated air received through the at least one air inlet through a first lateral pathway and upwards into the upper cooking chamber;
a top plenum surface defining a top of the intermediate cooking chamber and including a plurality of lower air outlets, the lower air outlets being configured to direct a portion of the heated air received through the at least one air inlet through the first lateral pathway and downwards into the intermediate cooking chamber;
a bottom plenum surface defining a bottom of the intermediate cooking chamber and including a plurality of upper air outlets, the upper air outlets being configured to direct a portion of the heated air received through the at least one air inlet through a second lateral pathway air conduit and upwards into the intermediate cooking chamber;
a top plenum surface defining a top of the lower cooking chamber and including a plurality of lower air outlets, the lower air outlets being configured to direct a portion of the heated air received through the at least one air inlet through the second lateral pathway and downwards into the upper cooking chamber;
wherein the first and second lateral pathways decrease in cross-section as the heated air moves away from the at least one air inlets;
wherein the first and second and second lateral pathways have a curved wall to provide decreasing cross section wherein the cross section decreases at a decreasing rate as the heated air moves away from the at least one air inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,337,732

CONSUMABLE TIP BURNERS, SUBMERGED COMBUSTION MELTERS INCLUDING SAME, AND METHODS

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A combustion burner for submerged combustion comprising:(a) an annular liquid cooled jacket defining a central longitudinal through passage;
(b) at least one inner conduit and a substantially concentric outer conduit positioned in the through passage, each conduit comprising proximal and distal ends, all conduit distal ends extending beyond a distal end of the annular liquid cooled jacket, the conduits configured so that the outer and inner conduits are movable axially, the at least one inner conduit forming a primary passage and the outer conduit forming a secondary passage between the outer conduit and the at least one inner conduit, the at least one inner conduit and the outer conduit having positions selected from the group consisting of:
(i) the distal end of the outer conduit extends beyond the distal end of the at least one inner conduit, and
(ii) the distal end of the at least one inner conduit extends beyond the distal end of the outer conduit; and
(c) the outer conduit having an exterior surface configured along a lower portion thereof with at least two sets of axially spaced dog teeth, one set mating with adjacent dog teeth on one or more dog connectors secured in the annular liquid cooled jacket, the one or more dogs connectors configured to be operable hydraulically between a locked position and a release position, allowing the outer conduit to be repositioned axially relative to the annular liquid cooled jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,337,726

LIQUID BIOMASS HEATING SYSTEM

Ensyn Renewables, Inc., ...

15. A dual-fuel method of heating, comprising:i) introducing a petroleum-based fuel into a dual-fuel burner followed by combusting said fuel; and
ii) combusting an unenriched renewable fuel oil, comprising:
a) introducing said renewal fuel oil into the dual-fuel burner at a ratio of 1.5:1 to 2:1, on a volume basis, relative to the introduced petroleum-based fuel;
b) atomizing the unenriched renewable fuel oil in the dual-fuel burner to form a spray cone;
c) aiming the spray cone proximate a radiant surface to at least partially vaporize the spray cone; and
d) combusting the at least partially vaporized spray cone proximate a heat sink, said heat sink in thermal communication with the radiant surface;
iii) passing a combustion flue gas through fire tubes of a firetube boiler; and
iv) providing at least one pulse of compressed gas per day to the fire tubes in the direction of flow of the combustion flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,337,722

MODULAR SHELF UNIT

Target Brands, Inc., Min...

1. A modular shelf unit comprising:a shelf frame including a front, a back and right and left sides;
a front panel rotatably coupled to the front of the shelf frame and configured to rotate about a rotational axis located proximate to a bottom edge of the front of the shelf frame, wherein the front panel includes at least one holder configured to hold sheet material and a plurality of lights located behind the at least one holder to illuminate the sheet material;
wherein when the front panel is configured into a rotatably opened position, the plurality of lights are turned off; and
wherein when the front is configured into a rotatably closed position, the plurality of lights are turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,337,718

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

HANGZHOU HPWINNER OPTO CO...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device, comprising:a base having a mounting surface;
a LED element disposed on the mounting surface of the base;
a lens component disposed on a side of the mounting surface of the base;
a gasket disposed between the base and the lens component, so that the LED element can be disposed in an area encircled by the gasket; and
a fixing element, including a first part which is disposed on a side of the lens component opposite to the base and faces a part of the lens component, and a second part extended from the first part and connected with the base, and the first part of the fixing element being configured to apply a pressure towards the base to the lens component,
wherein taking the gasket as a fulcrum, an absolute value of a force moment applied to the lens component by the first part of the fixing element on an inner side of the gasket is greater than or equal to an absolute value of a force moment applied to the lens component by the first part of the fixing element on an outer side of the gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,337,665

STAND OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A stand, comprising:a supporting assembly comprising a holder and a support which are movable with each other, the support comprising at least one pair of sliding rails, and the at least one pair of sliding rails jointly forming a first inserting groove; and
at least one hinge assembly, comprising:
a fixing component being for assembling to an electronic device, and the electronic device comprising a display; and
an assembling component pivoted on the fixing component for being assembled to the holder or the support, the assembling component being slidably inserted into the first inserting groove so that the supporting assembly is detachably installed on the assembling component;
wherein the holder and the support are integrated together, the holder comprises a first connecting section, a second connecting section and a third connecting section, the first connecting section and the third connecting section are respectively connected to two ends of the second connecting section that are opposite to each other, the support comprises a fourth connecting section, a fifth connecting section and a sixth connecting section, the fourth connecting section and the sixth connecting section are respectively connected to two ends of the fifth connecting section that are opposite to each other, the fourth connecting section is connected to the first connecting section, the sixth connecting section is connected to the third connecting section, the number of the at least one pair of sliding rails is two, the fourth connecting section and the sixth connecting section each have the first inserting groove forming by one of the two pairs of sliding rails, the number of the at least one hinge assembly is two, and the two hinge assemblies are installed in the two first inserting grooves, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,337,655

FLEXIBLE PIPE JOINT HAVING AN ANNULAR FLEXIBLE BOOT THERMALLY OR CHEMICALLY INSULATING AN ANNULAR ELASTOMERIC FLEXIBLE ELEMENT

OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, IN...

1. A flexible pipe joint comprising:a body;
an attachment member mechanically coupled to the body for attaching the body to a first segment of a pipeline;
an extension pipe extending from the body for attaching the body to a second segment of the pipeline, and
at least one annular elastomeric flexible element flexibly coupling the extension pipe to the body to permit articulation of the flexible pipe joint by a pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body;
wherein the attachment member and the extension pipe define a lumen through the flexible pipe joint for fluid from the pipeline to flow through the flexible pipe joint, and the at least one annular elastomeric flexible element encircles the lumen; and
further comprising an annular flexible boot for thermally or chemically insulating the at least one annular elastomeric flexible element from the fluid flowing through the flexible pipe joint, wherein the annular flexible boot encircles the lumen, and the annular flexible boot has a first annular end attached to the extension pipe and a second annular end mounted so that pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body causes a flexing of the annular flexible boot and a majority of the annular flexible boot has a shape conforming to shape of neighboring components of the flexible pipe joint,
wherein a fold in the annular flexible boot rolls along a direction when the extension pipe is pivoted, and
wherein the second end of the annular flexible boot is secured to an inner wall of the body, and the fold is disposed between the inner wall of the body and an outer wall of the at least one annular elastomeric flexible element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,639

APPARATUS TO BIAS A MOVEABLE TUBE TOWARDS A SEAL

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A pneumatic actuator comprising:a diaphragm plate;
a yoke housing; and
a tube to convey pressurized fluid between the yoke housing and the diaphragm plate, wherein a first end of the tube extends through a first seal gland in the diaphragm plate to form a seal against an outer surface of the tube and a second end of the tube extends through a second seal gland in the yoke housing to form a seal against the outer surface of the tube, and wherein the first end of the tube has a first cross-sectional area that is greater than a second cross-sectional area of the second end of the tube to bias the tube toward the yoke housing during operation of the pneumatic actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,337,633

RELIEF VALVE WITH DIRECTABLE OUTLET

Emerson Vulcan Holding LL...

1. A relief valve comprising:a body defining an inlet, an annular body wall, and a shoulder;
a valve closure element disposed at least partially within the body and arranged to allow selective flow through the relief valve in response to a predetermined pressure, the valve closure element comprising
a central pull rod;
a piston surrounding a first end of the central pull rod; and
a spring positioned between the piston and a spring adjustment mechanism, the spring surrounding at least a portion of the central pull rod;
an outlet housing separate from and coupled to the body and rotatable with respect to the body, the outlet housing defining an outlet that is in selective communication with the inlet, and a substantially cylindrical inner annular outlet housing wall arranged to abut the annular body wall, an annular space defined between the inner annular outlet housing wall and the annular body wall, the outlet housing abutting the shoulder; and
a lock nut engaging the body and the outlet housing, a portion of the annular body wall extending into and through a central channel extending through the lock nut, the outlet housing being maintained on the body by the shoulder and the lock nut,
wherein at least two exit holes are formed radially through the annular body wall, each of the at least two exit holes each being defined by a radius smaller than an inner radius of the outlet and being disposed in fluid communication with the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,337,630

OIL-HYDRAULIC VALVE

S.T. S.R.L., Calderara d...

1. A pressure limiting valve, suitable for being inserted in a seat of a hydraulic circuit, the seat having walls and being arranged between a high pressure zone and a low pressure zone, said valve comprising:a valve body designed to engage sealingly with the walls of said seat and defining internally a passage for a fluid;
a closing member having a stem and a closing head connected to a first end of the stem and movably engaged with the valve body so as to move along a longitudinal direction of extension of the stem from a closed position of the passage, where the head is sealingly engaged with the valve body, into an open position of the passage and vice versa, in an opening direction and closing direction, respectively;
a sleeve, joined to said stem of the closing member at a second end thereof;
a spring arranged between the sleeve and the valve body and designed to exert a force on said closing member along said longitudinal direction in the closing direction,wherein said sleeve is irreversibly locked to said stem through a mechanical coupling which consists of a threadless mechanical connection, in a region of the sleeve located at a predefined longitudinal position of the said stem, so that the spring exerts on the closing member a force of predefined value when the closing member is in the closed position, whereby the mechanical coupling between the sleeve and the stem is threadless;a cap configured to be fitted in the seat for closing the seat, and surrounding the sleeve, wherein the sleeve is axially movable with respect to the cap,wherein the sleeve has a first end, facing the valve body, and a second end, opposite the first end and surrounded by the cap, and further includes:an annular projection extending radially with respect to the longitudinal direction and having a lateral surface facing the cap and a radial outer surface in contact with the cap, wherein the sleeve has a first diameter at the annular projection;
the region where the sleeve is irreversibly locked to the stem through the threadless mechanical connection is between the annular projection and the second end of the sleeve, wherein the sleeve has a second diameter at said region, which is smaller than the first diameter, and is threadless, wherein the sleeve consists of one single element that provides said region, said second end, and the annular projection.

US Pat. No. 10,337,616

MECHANICAL SEAL ASSEMBLY

AES Engineering Ltd., Ro...

1. A mechanical seal apparatus having two axially-spaced seals, comprising:a rotary component comprising at least one rotational member for each axially-spaced seal of said two axially-spaced seals;
a stationary component comprising at least one stationary sealing member of each said axially-spaced seal of said two axially-spaced seals;
a sleeve located radially inwards between said at least one rotational member for each said axially-spaced seal of said two axially-spaced seals; and,
means for directing barrier or buffer fluid towards said sleeve between said two axially-spaced seals; and,
means for displacing the barrier or buffer fluid axially toward said two axially-spaced seals, said means for displacing the barrier or buffer fluid being located on an outer surface of said sleeve and comprising a plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart recesses, protuberances or both recesses and protuberances, wherein the recesses or protuberances are elongated, extending axially along said sleeve and extend radially by an amount that increases circumferentially from a first edge to a second edge of each of the recesses or protuberances, and wherein a circumferential extent of the recesses or protuberances is reduced at a midpoint thereof for providing a fluid cutting effect.

US Pat. No. 10,337,610

GEAR ACTUATOR FOR DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

HYUNDAI DYMOS INCORPORATE...

1. A gear actuator for a dual clutch transmission, comprising:a driving motor generating power and having a driving shaft formed with a gear part;
a pair of first and second gears gear-coupled to the gear part to simultaneously rotate in different directions from each other and spaced apart from each other;
first and second guide cams respectively connected to the first and second gears to rotate;
a first power transfer unit provided at the first gear and the first guide cam to transfer or cut off the power from the driving motor to the first guide cam according to a rotating direction of the first gear;
a second power transfer unit provided at the second gear and the second guide cam to transfer or cut off the power from the driving motor to the second guide cam according to a rotating direction of the second gear;
a first finger shaft linearly moved by rotation of the first guide cam and having a first finger performing a selection operation of an odd-numbered stage; and
a second finger shaft linearly moved by rotation of the second guide cam and having a second finger performing a selection operation of an even-numbered stage.

US Pat. No. 10,337,607

SELECTIVELY CONTROLLABLE FILTRATION SYSTEM OF A TRANSMISSION AND METHOD THEREOF

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...

1. A hydraulic system of an automatic transmission, comprising:a controller;
a pump adapted to be driven by a torque-generating mechanism, the pump having an inlet and an outlet, where the pump is configured to generate fluid flow and pressure throughout the system;
a fluid circuit fluidly coupled to the pump;
a pressure regulator disposed in the fluid circuit for regulating pressure therein, the pressure regulator fluidly coupled to the pump outlet;
a cooler circuit disposed in the fluid circuit and fluidly coupled to the pressure regulator;
a filter disposed in the fluid circuit downstream from the cooler circuit;
a bypass circuit disposed in the fluid circuit and fluidly coupled to the pressure regulator, the bypass circuit including a valve movable between an open position and a closed position; and
a solenoid disposed in the bypass circuit and electrically coupled to the controller, wherein the valve is selectively actuated by the solenoid between the open and closed positions;
wherein, in the open position, a first portion of fluid flowing from the pressure regulator flows through the bypass circuit and a second portion of the fluid flows through the cooler circuit and filter;
further wherein, in the closed position, the fluid flowing from the pressure regulator only flows through the cooler circuit and filter.

US Pat. No. 10,337,606

SHIFT CONTROL DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

1. A shift control device for an automatic transmission, the shift control device comprising:an automatic shift mode for performing a shift operation by determining a shift stage or a gear ratio to be set based on a running condition;
a manual shift mode for performing a shift operation instructed by a manual operation of a driver;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including a computer program,
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the shift control device at least to:
measure a following distance between an own vehicle and a front vehicle;
measure an accelerator opening of an engine;
judge whether the measured following distance is equal to or less than a predetermined set value if a downshift is instructed by a manual operation of the driver and the measured accelerator opening is fully closed;
determine a target shift stage based on the following distance if the following distance is equal to or less than the set value; and
downshift to the determined target shift stage.

US Pat. No. 10,337,590

MULTI-SPEED PLANETARY TRANSMISSION

Allison Transmission, Inc...

1. A transmission comprising:at least one stationary member;
an input member rotatable relative to the at least one stationary member;
a plurality of planetary gearsets operatively coupled to the input member, each of the plurality of planetary gearsets including a first gearset component, a second gearset component, and a third gearset component, the plurality of planetary gearsets including a first planetary gearset, a second planetary gearset, a third planetary gearset, and a fourth planetary gearset, wherein the second gearset component of the second planetary gearset is fixedly coupled to the at least one stationary member;
an output member operatively coupled to the input member through the plurality of planetary gearsets and rotatable relative to the at least one stationary member, the output member is fixedly coupled to the third gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset;
a first interconnector which fixedly couples the third gearset component of the second planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset;
a second interconnector which fixedly couples the third gearset component of the third planetary gearset to the first gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset;
a third interconnector which fixedly couples the second gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the first gearset component of the third planetary gearset; and
a plurality of selective couplers, wherein the plurality of selective couplers includes:
a first selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the first planetary gearset and the first gearset component of the third planetary gearset to the at least one stationary member;
a second selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the first gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the at least one stationary member;
a third selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the third gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset and the third gearset component of the second planetary gearset;
a fourth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the third planetary gearset to the second gearset component of the fourth planetary gearset and the third gearset component of the second planetary gearset;
a fifth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the second gearset component of the first planetary gearset and the first gearset component of the third planetary gearset to one of the second gearset component of the third planetary gearset and the third gearset component of the third planetary gearset; and
a sixth selective coupler which, when engaged, fixedly couples the first gearset component of the first planetary gearset to the first gearset component of the second planetary gearset.

US Pat. No. 10,337,570

TRANSAXLE INCLUDING BI-DIRECTIONAL OVERRUNNING CLUTCH

KANZAKI KOKYUKOKI MFG. CO...

1. A transaxle comprising:a transaxle casing;
a bi-directional overrunning clutch disposed in the transaxle casing, the bi-directional overrunning clutch comprising:
an input member journalled by the transaxle casing,
an output member journalled by the transaxle casing and coaxially surrounded by the input member,
wherein the input member and the output member have an annular space between an inner circumferential surface of the input member and an outer circumferential surface of the output member, and
wherein the inner circumferential surface of the input member comprises a plurality of wedge portions aligned in the circumferential direction of the input member, and includes a plurality of radially expanded portions which are diametrically larger than the wedge portions,
a cylindrical cage disposed coaxially to the input member and the output member in the annular space, the cage having first and second end portions opposite each other in the axial direction of the output member, and
a plurality of rollers carried by the cage and contacting the outer circumferential surface of the output member rotatably following rotation of the output member,
wherein the bi-directional overrunning clutch is structured so as to automatically shift between its disengagement state where the rollers are disposed at the respective radially expanded portions of the input member and are separated from the respective wedge portions, and its engagement state where the rollers contact the respective wedge portions, the shift of the bi-directional overrunning clutch depending on change of rotary speed difference between the input member and the output member;
a friction mechanism structured to apply a frictional force to the cage so as to enable the cage to rotate relative to the input member according to the rotation of the rollers following the output member; and
a clutch-off biasing mechanism structured to bias the cage in a direction to disengage the bi-directional overrunning clutch,
wherein the friction mechanism and the clutch-off biasing mechanism are distributively disposed in the transaxle casing so that the friction mechanism is disposed at the first end portion of the cage, and the clutch-off biasing mechanism is disposed at the second end portion of the cage,
wherein the clutch-off biasing mechanism comprises:
a spring interposed between the input member and the cage so as to be elastically transformable according to the rotation of the cage relative to the input member, the spring including an elastic looped portion, first and second end portions extending radially inward from the elastic looped portion and third and fourth end portions respectively extending from the first and second end portions and tangentially away from each other,
wherein the cage comprises a spring holder supporting the spring, and
wherein the spring holder is engaged to the second end portion of the cage rotatably integrated with the cage, and is formed with a pair of pressure pawls having respective ends between which a gap is defined, extending along the axial direction and supporting the third and fourth end portions of the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,337,569

SWITCHABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH

1. A switchable clutch comprising:an outer ring including a plurality of ramped surfaces;
an inner ring;
a roller cage disposed radially between the outer ring and the inner ring;
a plurality of rollers guided by the roller cage; and
a drag plate rotationally fixed to the inner ring and engageable with the roller cage to rotate the rollers relative to the outer ring.

US Pat. No. 10,337,558

SLIDING COMPONENT AND METHOD

MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH,...

1. A sliding component comprising:an overlay, the overlay including:
a polymeric material; and
a metal oxide;
wherein the metal oxide has a thermal conductivity of greater than 1.5 Wm?1K?1, and a Mohs hardness of between 5 and 7; and
wherein the metal oxide is dispersed throughout the overlay in the form of particles.

US Pat. No. 10,337,553

SPRING-LOADED CABLE ATTACHEMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a transmission having an outer manual lever including a lever pin;
a shifter cable; and
an attachment assembly adapted to secure the shifter cable to the lever pin, wherein the attachment assembly includes
an outer frame,
an inner frame disposed at least partially within the outer frame and adjustable in an axial direction relative to the outer frame, wherein the inner frame includes a spring extending within the inner frame, and wherein the inner frame defines a retention block including a retention wall, and
an attachment block disposed at least partially within the inner frame in engagement with the spring, wherein the attachment block includes a flexible arm that defines a protruding latch, and wherein the attachment block is axially displaceable relative to the inner frame between a disengaged configuration and an engaged configuration;
wherein the flexible arm defines a lower contact surface adapted to engage the lever pin of the outer manual lever, and wherein in the disengaged configuration, the spring biases the flexible arm into contact with the retention block such that the latch is disposed at a first side of the retention wall, and wherein in the engaged configuration, the attachment block is axially displaced in a direction of the retention block such that the latch is disposed at a second side of the retention wall opposite the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,337,547

OUTRIGGER CLAMP

GEM Products, Inc., Oran...

1. A clamp comprising:a body having opposing first and second ends, and a flange coupled to and extending circumferentially around the body;
a first split ring engaging the first end;
a first cap coupled to the first end and engaging the first split ring and adapted to receive a first work piece;
a second split ring engaging the second end;
a second cap coupled to the second end and engaging the second split ring and adapted to receive a second work piece; and
a guide disposed between the second cap and the flange, wherein the guide is adapted to rotate about an axis of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,544

SCREW AND SCREW CONNECTION FOR COMPONENTS MADE OF FOAMED PLASTIC

Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH, V...

1. A screw for a screw connection with a support component made of thermoplastic foam, the screw comprising:a screw head; and
a screw shaft comprising a blunt-edged thread for compacting the foam, the thread having flank angles (w) of 30°-90°; wherein:
the thread includes a plurality of flank segments, each segment of the plurality of flank segments having a different flank angle,
wherein the plurality of flank segments include a first segment comprising an outer thread area having flank angles of 30°-90°,
a second segment between a first flank and a thread root, the second segment having a tangential transition with angles of 145°-170°, and
a third segment at the thread root between the first flank and a second flank, the third segment having angles of 170°-180°.

US Pat. No. 10,337,540

ANTI-OSCILLATION APPARATUS AND TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING WIND TURBINE BLADES AGAINST OSCILLATIONS

1. A wind turbine blade oscillation preventer comprising an aperture and a sleeve and having a peripheral extent and a longitudinal extent,said preventer being configured for removable application over a wind turbine blade and configured to extend longitudinally thereover and peripherally thereabout;
said preventer having a non-aerodynamic exterior surface which exhibits a rough surface capable of disrupting smooth or laminar airflow over a substantial portion of said longitudinal and peripheral extent of said sleeve when said preventer is in place on the wind turbine blade;
and wherein said preventer further comprises a smooth interior surface extending along a substantial portion of said longitudinal extent of said sleeve and wherein said preventer comprises a resilient collar at said aperture portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,534

PRESSURE MEDIUM DEVICE COMPRISING FLUIDIC CONNECTIONS WHICH ARE VARIABLE ON THE BASIS OF MOLDED SEALS

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. A pressure medium device of a vehicle, in which pressure medium device a pressure medium flows, having a multi-layer construction which has at least two layers which make contact with one another, wherein, of at least two flow openings of in each case one flow duct for the pressure medium, both flow openings open out in a first surface of a first layer of the layers which make contact with one another, or a first flow opening opens out in the first surface and a second flow opening opens out in a second surface, which is situated opposite the first surface, of a second layer, which adjoins the first layer, of the layers which make contact with one another, comprising:at least one groove-shaped receptacle, which projects from the first surface and/or from the second surface, for at least one separating part of a molded seal arranged between the two layers, wherein the groove-shaped receptacle is, as viewed in a plane parallel to the layers, arranged between a first chamber, into which the first flow opening opens out, and a second chamber, into which the second flow opening opens out, wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are delimited at least by the first surface and by the second surface, wherein
a) the groove-like receptacle has at least one aperture for a flow connection between the first chamber and the second chamber in a plane parallel to the layers,
b) a group of molded seals for installation between the two layers is provided, wherein a first molded seal from the group of molded seals has, at least in the region of the aperture, a separating part, which is received in the groove-shaped receptacle, for separating the first chamber from the second chamber, and a second molded seal from the group of molded seals is, at least in the region of the aperture, formed without such a separating part, and
c) a flow connection between the first chamber and the second chamber is produced, or is not produced, in a manner dependent on the molded seal respectively selected from the group of molded seals and installed between the two layers.

US Pat. No. 10,337,527

TURBOMACHINE BLADE, COMPRISING INTERSECTING PARTITIONS FOR CIRCULATION OF AIR IN THE DIRECTION OF THE TRAILING EDGE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbomachine blade, comprising:a vane comprising a leading edge and a trailing edge, the vane comprising a pressure face and a suction face spaced apart from each other and connecting the leading edge to the trailing edge; and
at least one internal cavity between the pressure face and the suction face, wherein air is intended to flow,
wherein the vane comprises intersecting transverse partition walls, each wall comprising a plate disposed in an internal intersection space located downstream of the cavity and arranged between the pressure face and the suction face, wherein each plate is parallel to a longitudinal direction of the vane so that air can flow from the cavity in the direction of the trailing edge between the intersecting partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,337,524

GROUP OF BLADE ROWS

1. A blade row group arrangeable in a main flow path of a fluid-flow machine, comprising:a number N of adjacent member blade rows arranged relative to one another in both a meridional direction (m) and a circumferential direction (u), with the number N of the adjacent member blade rows being greater than or equal to 2 and (i) designating a running index with values between 1 and N, with a front member blade row with front blades (i) having a leading edge VK(i) and a trailing edge HK(i) as well as a rear member blade row with rear blades (i+1) having a leading edge VK(i+1) and a trailing edge HK(i+1) being provided,
where the blade row group has two main flow path boundaries (HB),
where the leading edge VK(i+1) of at least one blade (i+1) of the rear member blade row is provided in a vicinity of a blade (i) of the front member blade row,
where leading edges VK(i) and VK(i+1) and trailing edges HK(i) and HK(i+1) of the member blade rows of the blade row group are viewed between one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB) and a mean meridional flow line (SLM) in the main flow path center,
wherein, a plane is taken at a meridional flow line section established by the meridional direction (m) and by the circumferential coordinate (u), and when viewing the blade row group in the plane, a chord Se(i) of the front blade is defined as a tangent lying on a profile of the front blade (i) on a pressure side and a chord Se(i+1) of the rear blade is defined as a tangent lying on a profile of the rear blade (i+1) on a pressure side,
where a stagger angle of the front blade lambda(i) and a stagger angle of the rear blade lambda(i+1) are defined as angles of inclination of the respective chord relative to the meridional direction (m),
where a mean stagger angle lambdam is defined as a mean value of the stagger angles lambda(i) and lambda(i+1), in accordance with lambdam=(lambda(i)+lambda(i+1))/2,
where an auxiliary coordinate system having a first, a second and a third coordinate direction (s, q, or) is provided, with the first coordinate direction (s) facing downstream at the angle lambdam relative to the meridional direction (m), the second coordinate direction (q), perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s), facing away from the pressure side of the front blade (i), and the third coordinate direction (or) being perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s) and to the second coordinate direction (q),
where a degree of bulge WG of the leading edges VK(i) and VK(i+1) and the trailing edges HK(i) and HK(i+1) is defined as a greatest ascertainable distance (d) between a respective blade edge and a straight connection of blade edge points on the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB) relative to a width (dor) measured perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s) at the blade edge between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB),
where the four blade edges VK(i), HK(i), VK(i+1) and HK(i+1) are each associated with one edge type of a plurality of edge types that are defined by a curvature of an edge contour, a number of curvature changes, and the degree of bulge,
where a qualitative equality is defined as at least two blade edges of the four blade edges VK(i), HK(i), VK(i+1), HK(i+1) being of a same edge type or after mirror inversion of one of the blade edges are of the same edge type, and
where the qualitative equality exists in an area between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB) in a view perpendicular to the first and third coordinate directions (s, or) for the at least two blade edges of the four blade edges VK(i), HK(i), VK(i+1), HK(i+1);
wherein the plurality of edge types is selected from a group of edge types consisting of:
edge type A: a substantially linear course with a very small degree of bulge of WG<0.003 is provided,
edge type B: a slightly curved course with a small degree of bulge of 0.003 edge type C: an at least partially curved course is provided, without curvature change and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a concave curvature in the upstream direction,
edge type D: an at least partially curved course is provided, without curvature change and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a convex curvature in an upstream direction,
edge type E: an at least partially curved course is provided, with a curvature change and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a concave curvature in the upstream direction between the curvature change point and the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB),
edge type F: an at least partially curved course is provided, with a curvature change and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a convex curvature in the upstream direction between the curvature change point and the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB),
edge type G: an at least partially curved course is provided, with two curvature changes and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a concave curvature in the upstream direction between the two curvature change points, and
edge type H: an at least partially curved course is provided, with two curvature changes and with a degree of bulge of WG>0.01 as well as with a section having a convex curvature in the upstream direction between the two curvature change points;
wherein the qualitative equality of the at least two blade edges of the four blade edges VK(i), HK(i), VK(i+1) and HK(i+1) is provided at blade edges having the edge type chosen from the group consisting of edge type C, edge type D, edge type E, edge type F, edge type G and edge type H.

US Pat. No. 10,337,521

FAN BLADE WITH INTEGRATED COMPOSITE FAN BLADE COVER

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A fan blade comprising:a body including a pressure side and a suction side, the pressure and suction sides being disposed between and connected to a leading edge and a trailing edge, the pressure side and suction side also being disposed between and connected to a base and a tip;
the suction side including a plurality of cavities that extend through the suction side and towards the pressure side, the plurality of cavities being surrounded by a slot that extends outwardly away from the plurality of cavities and into the body;
a cover that overlays the plurality of cavities and that includes a peripheral edge that is received in the slot and that is at least partially covered by the lip, wherein the body further includes a lip that extends inwardly towards the plurality of cavities and that at least partially defines the slot, wherein the slot includes an inner wall disposed opposite the slot from the lip and the peripheral edge of the cover that is received in the slot is at least partially covered by the lip, and wherein the plurality of cavities are separated by a wall that terminates at an outer edge, the outer edge of the wall being coplanar with the inner wall of the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,337,518

VARIABLE TURBINE GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER VANE PACK RETAINER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A variable turbine geometry turbocharger comprising:a bearing housing including an axially extending bore;
a rotating assembly including a shaft rotatably supported in the bore, a compressor wheel secured to one end of the shaft and a turbine wheel secured to another end of the shaft;
a turbine housing including an exhaust gas inlet, an exhaust gas outlet, a volute disposed in a fluid path between the exhaust gas inlet and the exhaust gas outlet, the turbine wheel disposed in the turbine housing between the volute and the exhaust gas outlet;
a vane pack disposed in the fluid path between the volute and the turbine wheel, the vane pack comprising vanes rotatably supported between a pair of vane rings and configured to adjustably control the flow of exhaust gas to the turbine wheel;
a retainer comprising a base portion and a plate portion extending radially from a first end of the base portion; and
wherein the base portion is secured to a surface of the bearing housing defining the axially extending bore to secure the vane pack to the bearing housing so that the vane pack is mechanically decoupled from the turbine housing.

US Pat. No. 10,337,502

EARLY DETECTION OF WIND TURBINE DEGRADATION USING ACOUSTICAL MONITORING

Inventus Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:measuring sound levels of a plurality of wind turbines;
checking the sound levels of each of the plurality of wind turbines against sound levels of others of the plurality of wind turbines;
detecting that one of the plurality of wind turbines is an anomalous wind turbine based upon the checking; and
generating a corrective action alarm signal identifying the anomalous wind turbine based upon the detecting.

US Pat. No. 10,337,500

RELEASE MECHANISM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A release mechanism comprising:a locking body mounted for reciprocating movement in a first axial direction between a locked position and a released position;
a force transmitting element coupled to the locking body for transmitting a force (F) to said locking body for moving the locking body from the locked position to the released position; and
a biasing element acting on the locking body in a direction for moving the locking body from the released position towards the locked position;
said locking body comprising a slot comprising a first slot portion extending in said first direction, and a second slot portion extending transversely from one side of said first slot portion at an end thereof; and
said slot slidably receiving an actuating element therein, said actuating element being:
movable in a second direction transverse to said first axial direction,
received in said second slot portion when the locking body is in the locked position, and
received in said first slot portion when the locking body is in the released position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,495

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING VORTEX-INDUCED TOWER VIBRATIONS OF A WIND TURBINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for reducing vortex-induced vibrations of a tower of a wind turbine, the wind turbine having a nacelle mounted atop the tower, the nacelle having a rotor with a rotatable hub having at least one rotor blade mounted thereto, the rotor blade having a first pitch position, the method comprising:measuring, via one or more sensors, an acceleration of the nacelle;
determining a rotor speed of the rotor;
determining a second pitch position for the rotor blade based on the acceleration of the nacelle and the rotor speed; and,
pitching the rotor blade to the second pitch position if the rotor speed is below a speed threshold and the acceleration of the nacelle is above an acceleration threshold, wherein the second pitch position disturbs vortices caused by interactions between the tower and the rotor blade as the rotor blade passes in front of the tower so as to reduce vortex-induced vibrations of the tower.

US Pat. No. 10,337,494

WIND GENERATOR WITH LIGHTWEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BLADES

1. 1. A wind generator system, comprising:a. a wind generator configured to produce electricity when rotated;
b. a hub assembly coupled to said wind generator;
c. a plurality of lightweight hybrid blades evenly spaced apart and attached to said hub assembly, each said blade includes an internal frame covered by an outer skin layer, said internal frame and said outer skin layer being configured so said blade has an airfoil profile with curved leading edge and a thin trailing edge, said outer skin also configured to act as a sail to capture wind when placed perpendicular into the wind, said internal frame includes a mast, an outer transversely aligned end plate attached at one end of said mast and an inner transversely aligned base plate attached to an end of said mast opposite said end plate, said internal frame also includes a plurality transversely aligned ribs that support said outer skin layer;
d. a first linear actuator coupled to said mast configured to fold and unfold said outer skin layer over said internal frame; and,
e. a sensor configured to monitor the wind speed or the electrical output from said generator, said sensor coupled to said linear actuator to fold or unfold said outer skin layer to change the surface areas of said blade according to the wind speed, the RPM of said generator or the electrical output detected.

US Pat. No. 10,337,490

STRUCTURAL COMPONENT FOR A MODULAR ROTOR BLADE

General Electric Company,...

9. A method for assembling a modular rotor blade for a wind turbine, the method comprising:providing a pre-formed blade root section and a pre-formed blade tip section of the rotor blade, the blade root section comprising a leading edge and a trailing edge;
pultruding a continuous structural component for the rotor blade of a thermoplastic material, the pultruded structural component having a root portion and a body portion, the body portion having a substantially U-shaped cross-section comprising a flatback portion and integral opposing flange portions extending from opposite ends of the flatback portion;
securing a corresponding structural component to the blade root section at the trailing edge thereof, the corresponding structural component following a contour of the trailing edge of the blade root section, the corresponding structural component extending from a root end to a tip end, the corresponding structural component terminating at the root end and the tip end;
securing the pultruded structural component to the corresponding structural component within the blade root section such that the pultruded structural component and the corresponding structural component extend in a span-wise direction, the root end of the corresponding structural component defining a maximum, first height that tapers to a lesser, second height of the pre-formed structural component; and,
mounting one or more blade segments to the flange portions of the pultruded structural component between the blade root section and the blade tip section.

US Pat. No. 10,337,487

MULTI AXIAL TRANSLATIONAL AND ROTATIONAL MOTION TO UNIDIRECTIONAL ROTATIONAL MOTION

1. An energy harvesting device for harvesting energy of a wave, motion of the wave resulting in pitch, sway, yaw, surge, roll, and heave movement, the energy harvesting device comprising:a housing assembly;
an input shaft (S1) operably coupled to a first bevel gear via a first one way bearing transmitting rotational force in a first direction, the input shaft operably coupled to a second bevel gear via a second one way bearing transmitting rotational force in a second direction, the second direction being opposite the first direction, the input shaft being configured to move in response to movement of the wave;
a heave pitch shaft (S2) rotatably coupled to the housing assembly, the heave pitch shaft freely supporting a third bevel gear operably meshing with the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear, the heave pitch shaft freely supporting a fourth bevel gear operably meshing with the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear, the heave pitch shaft freely supporting a fifth bevel gear fixedly coupled with the fourth bevel gear for rotation therewith, the heave pitch shaft operably coupled to a sixth bevel gear via a third one way bearing;
an intermediary heave pitch roll surge shaft (S3) rotatably coupled to the housing assembly, the intermediary heave pitch roll surge shaft having a seventh bevel gear and a first spur gear fixedly coupled therewith, the seventh bevel gear operably meshing with the fifth bevel gear and the sixth bevel gear and rotating the intermediary heave pitch roll surge shaft and the first spur gear in response thereto;
a sway yaw shaft (S4) fixedly coupled to the housing assembly; and
an output shaft (S5) coaxially disposed about the sway yaw shaft, the output shaft having a second spur gear fixedly coupled thereto operably meshing with the first spur gear of the intermediary heave pitch roll surge shaft (S3), the output shaft being operably coupled to the sway yaw shaft for unidirectional rotational motion in response to multidirection input from the sway yaw shaft,
wherein multiaxial translational and rotational motion of the input shaft and the housing assembly is converted to unidirectional rotational motion of the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,337,480

HIGH-PRESSURE FUEL PUMP AND CONTROL DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A high-pressure fuel pump comprising:a rod that urges a suction valve in a valve opening direction;
a mover that drives the rod in a valve closing direction; and
a solenoid that generates a magnetic attraction force to move the mover in the valve closing direction, wherein
the rod reaches a suction valve closing position and then moves in the valve opening direction after the suction valve starts moving from the suction valve closing position in the valve opening direction, and
the mover is configured to be movable in the valve opening direction independently of the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,337,477

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FUEL SUPPLY METHOD

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

1. An internal combustion engine fuel supply system that separates fuel into high octane fuel with a higher octane number and low octane fuel with a lower octane number and supplies fuel to an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine fuel supply system comprising:a first fuel tank that stores fuel;
an electronic control unit operated system comprising a fuel amount sensor operable to detect a first amount of the fuel stored in the first fuel tank when an ignition switch is turned off and to detect a second amount of the fuel stored in the first fuel tank when the ignition switch is turned on immediately after the ignition switch had been turned off;
a separator device that separates fuel supplied from the first fuel tank into high octane fuel and low octane fuel the separator device including a separation membrane that separates fuel into gaseous high octane fuel and liquid low octane fuel; and
a second fuel tank that stores the separated high octane fuel; wherein the electronic control unit operated system is configured to operate the separator device by supplying fuel to be separated to the separator device when the second amount is larger than the first amount.

US Pat. No. 10,337,475

AIR INTAKE DEVICE OF ENGINE WITH SUPERCHARGER

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ...

1. An air intake device of an engine, the engine comprising:an engine body;
an air intake passage which introduces intake air into the engine body; and
a supercharger which includes a compressor disposed in the air intake passage and supercharges the intake air,
the air intake device comprising:
a bypass passage which makes a portion of the air intake passage on an upstream side of the compressor and a portion of the air intake passage on a downstream side of the compressor communicate with each other thus bypassing the compressor; and
a bypass passage open/close valve which opens or closes the bypass passage, wherein
the air intake passage has an upstream-side pipe positioned upstream of the compressor,
the upstream-side pipe includes a first passage extending toward an upstream side from the compressor along a first direction, a bent portion bent from an upstream end of the first passage in a second direction, which differs from the first direction, and a second passage extending from an upstream end of the bent portion along the second direction,
the bypass passage is connected to a connecting portion mounted in the first passage,
the second passage has a vertically elongated cross-sectional shape where a size of the second passage in a vertical direction is larger than a size of the second passage in a width direction, and
a vibration suppressing support fin suppressing vibrations of the second passage is disposed in at least one of the bent portion of the air intake passage and the second passage of the air intake passage.

US Pat. No. 10,337,468

EXHAUST GAS COOLER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. An exhaust gas cooler, comprising:a heat exchange pipe received in cooling water of an engine, and through which exhaust gas of the engine passes to exchange heat with the cooling water; and
a plate configured to mount the heat exchange pipe to the engine,
wherein the heat exchange pipe comprises:
a first pipe unit configured to communicate with an inlet hole for exhaust gas and change a flow direction of exhaust gas drawn from the inlet hole;
a second pipe unit configured to communicate with the first pipe unit and guide, in one direction, exhaust gas drawn from the first pipe unit; and
a third pipe unit configured to communicate with an exhaust gas return hole and the second pipe and change a flow direction of exhaust gas drawn from the second pipe unit to guide the exhaust gas to the return hole,
wherein a heat dissipation fin is provided in an internal passage of the second pipe unit,
wherein the first pipe unit, the second pipe unit, and the third pipe unit are received in the cooling water.

US Pat. No. 10,337,465

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN BY REFORMING REACTION AND WASTE HEAT

1. A hydrogen producing device adapted to be mounted at an exhaust gas port of a vehicle, comprising:an outer housing having a surrounding wall which defines therein a heating chamber that has a primary intake port and a primary outlet port, said primary intake port being in communication with the exhaust gas port to permit exhaust gas and waste heat from the exhaust gas port to flow into said heating chamber and to be discharged through said primary outlet port;
a reaction unit including an inner housing which is disposed in said heating chamber and which defines therein a reaction chamber, and a catalyst member disposed in said reaction chamber; and
a duct unit including
a fuel introducing tube which has a first fuel end disposed in said heating chamber and in spatial communication with said reaction chamber, and which extends from said first fuel end and through said surrounding wall to terminate at a second fuel end for connection with a fuel supplying unit so as to introduce fuel from the fuel supplying unit to said reaction chamber,
an air introducing tube which has an air introducing segment extending through said surrounding wall and into said heating chamber for introduction of reaction air thereinto, a winding segment extending from said air introducing segment and winding around said inner housing, and an extending segment disposed in said heating chamber and extending from said winding segment to terminate at a connecting end that is in spatial communication with said reaction chamber, and
a product discharging tube which has a first product end disposed in said heating chamber and in spatial communication with said reaction chamber, and which extends from said first product end and through said surrounding wall to terminate at a second product end.

US Pat. No. 10,337,464

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PURGING A FUEL VAPOR CANISTER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine system, comprising:an ejector coupled between a fuel vapor canister fresh air port and atmosphere; and
an engine coolant degas bottle selectively coupled to an inlet of the ejector.

US Pat. No. 10,337,452

ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM

Warren Engine Company, In...

1. An energy recovery system comprising:a housing containing an exhaust vent;
a first pressure vessel contained within the housing for heating a first fluid, said first pressure vessel containing said first fluid;
a second pressure vessel contained within the first pressure vessel for containing a second fluid, such that said second pressure vessel is immersed in said first pressure vessel, said second pressure vessel containing said second fluid;
a four-stroke opposed-piston engine contained within the housing, said engine containing an intake valve and an exhaust valve wherein said exhaust valve fluidically communicates with the housing exhaust vent and thermodynamically communicates with said second fluid;
at least one electric generator operatively communicating with the four-stroke opposed piston engine; and
a cooling jacket disposed about said four-stroke opposed piston engine, said cooling jacket containing a coolant, said coolant thermodynamically communicating with said first fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,451

PISTON FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A piston for an internal combustion engine, the piston being movable in a piston movement direction along an axial direction of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine, the piston having in the piston movement direction one side closed by a piston head and another side that is open, the piston comprising:first and second pin boss portions that are formed as a peripheral wall on the another side of the piston, the first and second pin boss portions being opposed to each other in a diametral direction of the piston with respect to an axis of the cylinder;
first and second pin holes that are respectively formed at the first and second pin boss portions, for supporting axial end portions of a piston pin to be connected to a connecting rod; and
first and second rib portions that are respectively formed on inner surfaces of the first and second pin boss portions, the first rib portion extending from a peripheral region of the first pin hole to the piston head, the second rib portion extending from a peripheral region of the second pin hole to the piston head;
wherein the piston head has first and second thinnest portions that are thinnest in thickness of the piston head,
wherein, with respect to a center axis of the first and second pin holes, the first and second thinnest portions of the piston head are respectively provided on both sides of a transverse axis that is perpendicular to the center axis of the first and second pin holes, and
wherein each of the first and second rib portions extends at the piston head in a direction along the transverse axis to overlap each of the first and second thinnest portions of the piston head.

US Pat. No. 10,337,450

GAP GEOMETRY IN A COHESIVELY JOINED COOLING-CHANNEL PISTON

KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, N...

1. A cooling-channel piston for an internal combustion engine, having an upper part and a lower part, wherein the upper part and the lower part are connected to one another by way of a cohesive joint in a form of a weld seam and the upper part and the lower part form an annular circumferential cooling channel that is located behind a ring belt, wherein a gap geometry is provided between a lower edge of the ring belt and an upper edge of the lower part, wherein the gap geometry has at least one sliding surface that is arranged on a lower edge of the ring belt of the cooling-channel piston and/or on the corresponding upper edge of a lower part of the cooling-channel piston.

US Pat. No. 10,337,444

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FUEL FOR REACTIVATING ENGINE CYLINDERS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine operating method, comprising:directly injecting fuel to a first cylinder for a first combustion event in the first cylinder after the first cylinder is deactivated during a cycle of an engine via ceasing combustion in the first cylinder, the engine continuing to rotate without stopping an entire time while the first cylinder is deactivated;
port injecting fuel to the first cylinder a first time after the first cylinder is deactivated for a second combustion event in the first cylinder after the first cylinder is deactivated; and
port injecting fuel to a second cylinder for a first combustion event in the second cylinder after the first cylinder and the second cylinder are deactivated during the cycle of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,436

EXHAUST GAS SENSOR CONTROLS ADAPTATION FOR ASYMMETRIC TYPE SENSOR DEGRADATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:sensing an air-fuel ratio via an exhaust gas sensor;
determining a first time delay of the sensed air-fuel ratio from a commanded air-fuel ratio when the sensed air-fuel ratio is transitioning in a first direction;
determining a second time delay of the sensed air-fuel ratio from the commanded air-fuel ratio when the sensed air-fuel ratio is transitioning in a second, different direction;
determining an asymmetric sensor response responsive to the first time delay different from the second time delay;
responsive to the asymmetric sensor response, generating a modified air-fuel ratio with symmetric response based on the sensed air-fuel ratio; and
adjusting fuel injection based on the modified air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,337,432

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for controlling a vehicle having an engine operable in a variable displacement (VDE) mode and an auxiliary device connected directly to a crankshaft of the engine and coupled to an energy storage device, comprising:operating the auxiliary device to store energy in the energy storage device responsive to operating the engine in a normal mode when engine speed and torque demand fall within a first VDE speed and torque boundary but outside a second VDE speed and torque boundary, the second VDE speed and torque boundary being contained within the first VDE speed and torque boundary; and
operating the auxiliary device powered by the energy storage device to supply torque to the crankshaft responsive to operating in the VDE mode when engine speed and torque demand exceed the second VDE speed and torque boundary but are within the first VDE speed and torque boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,337,430

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AIR-FUEL RATIO IMBALANCE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:operating in a first condition and during operating in the first condition:
after disabling fueling to all cylinders leading to a common exhaust of an engine, sequentially fueling each of the disabled cylinders via fueling only one cylinder of all cylinders at a time, for multiple combustion events, while maintaining remaining cylinders of all cylinders disabled; and
during the sequential fueling of each of the disabled cylinders:
for each of the cylinders, following fueling the only one cylinder while maintaining remaining cylinders disabled, learning an air-fuel ratio variation for the one cylinder based on a first error between an actual air-fuel deviation from a maximum lean air-fuel ratio relative to a fixed air-fuel deviation estimated at a first exhaust gas sensor coupled downstream of an exhaust catalyst in the common exhaust for each of the multiple combustion events, and following learning the air-fuel ratio variation for the one cylinder for each of the multiple combustion events, disabling fueling to all cylinders for a period of time before sequentially firing a next cylinder of all cylinders; and
operating in a second condition and during operating in the second condition:
after disabling fueling to all cylinders leading to the common exhaust of the engine, sequentially fueling each of the disabled cylinders via fueling only one cylinder of all cylinders at a time, for multiple combustion events, while maintaining the remaining cylinders of all cylinders disabled; and
during the sequential fueling of each of the disabled cylinders: for each of the cylinders, following fueling the only one cylinder while maintaining the remaining cylinders disabled, learning the air-fuel ratio variation based on a second error between the actual air-fuel deviation from the maximum lean air-fuel ratio relative to the fixed air-fuel deviation estimated at a second exhaust gas sensor coupled upstream of the exhaust catalyst in the common exhaust for each of the multiple combustion events, and following learning the air-fuel ratio variation for the one cylinder for each of the multiple combustion events, disabling fueling to all cylinders for a period of time before sequentially firing the next cylinder of all cylinders.

US Pat. No. 10,337,429

CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CYLINDER BALANCE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of operating an internal combustion engine of a vehicle to maintain cylinder balance, the internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders, a quantity of fuel being delivered to each cylinder by a corresponding fuel injector, each fuel injector being controlled via a controller operably coupled to each fuel injector, wherein the controller includes a program code which is stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium associated with the controller, that when executed in the controller is configured to carry out the method comprising:differentiating by the controller a first operating mode corresponding to a steady state operation of the internal combustion engine from a second operating mode corresponding to a transient operation of the internal combustion engine based upon a first operating parameter of the internal combustion engine, wherein the transient operation comprises at least one of a change of engine speed, a change of engine speed moving average, a change of fuel quantity request, a change of fuel quantity moving average;
in the first operating mode, implementing a first control strategy providing cylinder balance; and
in the second operating mode, implementing a second control strategy, different than the first control strategy, providing cylinder balance, wherein the second control strategy utilizes a dynamic factor based upon a second operating parameter of the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,337,428

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EGR VALVE

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. An apparatus for controlling an EGR valve, the apparatus comprising:a measurement unit configured to measure at least one operation condition of an engine system;
a fresh air amount setting unit configured to set a target amount of fresh air based on the operation condition;
a fresh air amount sensor configured to measure a current amount of fresh air introduced through an intake line;
a control calculation unit configured to set a signal for controlling an opening degree of the EGR valve so that the current amount of fresh air follows the target amount of fresh air;
an identifier configured to
simulate an input and an output of the engine system by predicting the output of the engine system, comparing the predicted output with actual output of the engine system, and updating parameters of the identifier so that the output of engine system becomes equal to the predicted output of the engine system, and
output engine system input-output sensitivity which is a ratio of a change rate of the current amount of fresh air to a change rate of the opening degree of the EGR valve; and
a gain setting unit configured to set at least one gain, which is used for the calculation of the control calculation unit, according to an operation condition of the engine system,
wherein the gain is divided by the engine system input-output sensitivity, and
the control calculation unit corrects the gain in accordance with the operation condition of an engine system, by dividing the gain by the engine system input-output sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,337,426

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING WATER ACCUMULATION IN AN ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for controlling an engine of a hybrid vehicle, comprising:with a controller, estimating ambient humidity via a humidity sensor;
with the controller, responsive to a higher than threshold ambient humidity, during an engine non-combusting condition, actuating a variable displacement engine (VDE) actuator to close deactivatable cylinder valves, and maintaining non-deactivatable cylinder valves in an active state, and during an immediately subsequent engine combusting condition, activating the deactivatable cylinder valves, and starting combustion in deactivatable cylinders before starting combustion in non-deactivatable cylinders; and
with the controller, responsive to a lower than threshold ambient humidity, during the engine non-combusting condition, maintaining each of the deactivatable cylinder valves and the non-deactivatable cylinder valves in an active state.

US Pat. No. 10,337,425

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A SPLIT EXHAUST ENGINE SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for an engine, comprising:a first exhaust manifold coupled to a first set of exhaust valves and an exhaust passage including a turbocharger turbine;
a second exhaust manifold coupled to a second set of exhaust valves and an intake passage via a first exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage, the first EGR passage coupled to the intake passage between an intake throttle and a most downstream turbocharger compressor;
a second EGR passage coupled between the second exhaust manifold and the intake passage upstream of the most downstream turbocharger compressor; and
a controller including memory with computer-readable instructions for:
selectively routing exhaust from the second set of exhaust valves to the intake passage via each of the first EGR passage and the second EGR passage based on a condition of the most downstream turbocharger compressor, the condition including one or more of an inlet gas temperature of, a flow rate through, and an outlet gas temperature of the most downstream turbocharger compressor relative to respective thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,337,416

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING ENGINE MISFIRE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for operating an engine, comprising:opening and closing an exhaust valve of a cylinder during a cylinder cycle;
operating the engine with blow through conditions present during the cylinder cycle;
sampling an exhaust pressure sensor in an exhaust passage of the cylinder during the cylinder cycle but not sampling the exhaust pressure sensor during the blow through conditions in the cylinder, where the blow through conditions include a condition where an intake valve of the cylinder is open while the exhaust valve is open and intake manifold pressure is greater than exhaust pressure;
determining peak exhaust pressure based on the sampling of the exhaust pressure sensor; and
adjusting operation of the cylinder in response to the peak exhaust pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,337,412

LIQUID FUEL CONTROL VALVE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FLOW OF LIQUID FUEL TO ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A pressure balanced valve for a combustor of a gas turbine, the pressure balanced valve comprising:a housing including a fluid inlet and fluid outlets;
an actuator within the housing and movable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the actuator is spherical, includes an interior chamber and has an actuator inlet to the interior chamber which is aligned with the fluid inlet of the housing and has actuator outlets from the interior chamber which are each aligned with one of the fluid outlets of the housing while the actuator is in the open position;
a fluid path through the housing and the interior chamber of the actuator and the fluid path extends from the housing fluid inlet to the housing fluid outlets, wherein the fluid path allows fluid flow through the housing and the actuator while the actuator is in the open position;
wherein the fluid path is blocked while the actuator is in the closed position such that fluid cannot flow from the housing fluid inlet to the housing fluid outlets and fluid cannot flow between the housing fluid outlets, and
wherein a first housing outlet of the housing fluid outlets is connected to a first combustion can of the combustor, and a second housing outlet of the housing fluid outlets is connected to a second combustion can of the combustor.

US Pat. No. 10,337,411

AUTO THERMAL VALVE (ATV) FOR DUAL MODE PASSIVE COOLING FLOW MODULATION

General Electric Company,...

1. An auto thermal valve for dual mode passive cooling flow modulation, comprising:a gas flow inlet port;
a gas flow outlet port;
a temperature dependent expandable element;
a rod coupled to the temperature dependent expandable element; and
a valve disc coupled to a distal end of the rod, the temperature dependent expandable element displacing the valve disc in response to a change in temperature;
wherein the valve disc is displaced away from a valve seat by the temperature dependent expandable element at temperatures above and below a range of temperatures to allow a flow of cooling gas to pass from the gas flow inlet port to the gas flow outlet port, and wherein the valve disc engages the valve seat to block the flow of cooling gas from flowing from the gas flow inlet port to the gas flow outlet port at temperatures within the range of temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,337,408

THERMAL INSULATION BLANKET AND THERMAL INSULATION BLANKET ASSEMBLY

MRA Systems, LLC, Baltim...

1. A thermal insulation cover, comprising:an aerogel insulation material having a first surface and a second surface that is oppositely-disposed from the first surface;
a backing covering the second surface of the aerogel insulation material; and
a metallic foil skin layer covering the first surface of the aerogel insulation material and wrapping around an end of the aerogel insulation material and a portion of the backing and a portion of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,337,407

LOW NOISE COMPRESSOR FOR GEARED GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a fan, a compressor section having a low pressure compressor and a high pressure compressor, and a turbine section having a low pressure turbine, the low pressure turbine for driving the low pressure compressor and the fan;
a gear reduction effecting a reduction in the speed of the fan relative to a speed of the low pressure turbine; and
at least one stage of the compressor section having a ratio of vanes to blades that is greater than or equal to 1.8, wherein the corrected tip speed of the blades is greater than or equal to 480 ft/sec at an approach speed.

US Pat. No. 10,337,404

PREFERENTIAL COOLING OF GAS TURBINE NOZZLES

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine engine, comprising:a turbine nozzle assembly with a plurality of circumferentially spaced first components and second components; and
a plurality of transition pieces each defining a hot gas path from a combustor of a plurality of combustors to the turbine nozzle assembly, wherein the plurality of transition pieces are arranged circumferentially about a rotational axis of the turbine engine in a plurality of pairs of adjacent transition pieces, and each pair of adjacent transition pieces of the plurality of transition pieces has an interface circumferentially between the adjacent transition pieces in the pair of adjacent transition pieces;
wherein the first components are aligned with the interfaces, the second components are disposed between the interfaces and are aligned with the hot gas paths from the plurality of combustors through openings of individual transition pieces of the plurality of transition pieces, and the second components are configured to be cooled more than the first components,
wherein the first components comprise first band segments aligned with the interfaces, the second components comprise second band segments aligned with the openings, and the first band segments have fewer cooling holes than the second band segments.

US Pat. No. 10,337,403

GAS TURBINE COMBINED CYCLE FACILITY AND WATER-SURFACE FACILITY

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A gas turbine combined cycle facility comprising:a gas turbine unit provided with an intake duct;
a heat recovery steam generator for recovering exhaust gas from the exhaust gas produced by the gas turbine unit and producing steam;
an exhaust duct for guiding the exhaust gas of the gas turbine unit to the heat recovery steam generator; and
a supporting frame which supports the gas turbine unit, the heat recovery steam generator, and the exhaust duct, wherein
the supporting frame includes a plurality of base members which are arranged in a vertical direction,
the plurality of base members includes a first base member positioned on an uppermost layer, a second base member positioned on an intermediate layer, and a third base member positioned on a lowermost layer, wherein the area of the third base member is larger than the area of the second base member,
the intake duct is disposed on the first base member,the gas turbine unit is disposed on the second base member,the heat recovery steam generator is disposed on the third base member,
a height of the heat recovery steam generator extends above the second base member, and
the heat recovery steam generator is disposed side-by-side so that a direction in which exhaust gas flows in the heat recovery steam generator is parallel to a turbine axis direction of the gas turbine unit.