US Pat. No. 10,509,841

INFERRED USER IDENTITY IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for inferred user identity in content distribution, the method comprising:receiving a connection for a content server distributing content over a computer communications network from an unidentified end user at a computing device, the end user requesting access to content in the content server;
accessing by the content server, a data store in the computing device of the unidentified end user from over the computer communications network;
retrieving from the data store of the computing device by the content server during the accessing of the data store a set of data describing multiple different moments of utilization of the computing device at multiple different times for different interactions between the computing device and different computers other than the content server, each of the different moments corresponding to a different interaction with a different one of the computers over the computer communications network;
determining from the set of data once retrieved from the data store a pattern of utilization of the computing device comprising a set of multiple different interactions between the computing device and individual ones of the different computers at respectively different times;
comparing the identified pattern of utilization to multiple different known patterns of utilization corresponding to different known, previously identified users, the multiple different known patterns each comprising a listing of different ones of the different computers and corresponding times of access in connection with one of the previously identified users;
on condition that the identified pattern of utilization at least partially matches one of the multiple different known patterns, inferring an identity of the unidentified end user as one of previously identified users associated with the partially matched one of the multiple different known patterns of data; and,
managing user interactions of the unidentified user based upon the inferred identity without requiring the use of cookies, without requiring the use of flash files, without requiring the use of manual authentication and without requiring the use of biometric identification methods.

US Pat. No. 10,509,837

MODELING ACTIONS FOR ENTITY-CENTRIC SEARCH

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A machine-implemented method, comprising:identifying, via a processor, an entity reference in a data transmission received from a natural user interface via a network;
developing, via the processor, an intention model based on a transmission log comprising user transmissions, a context word distribution, and a click through host distribution;
predicting, via the processor, a related successive web action option for the entity reference based on the intention model and the entity reference, by inferring the related successive web action option based on a probability through observing a collection of real-world user transmissions and resulting clicked hosts in the transmission log;
generating automatically, via the processor, an action phrasing for the related successive web action option based on a labeled action cluster of the intention model by filtering clustered phrases found in a corpus of phrases to remove adverbs and preserve action verbs;
identifying, via the processor, a website link or an application programming interface having the generated action phrasing for the related successive web action option in a metadata tag;
sending the related successive web action option to a user device for presentation to a user via the natural user interface; and
performing, via the processor, an action on the website link or the application programming interface based on the related successive web action option.

US Pat. No. 10,509,832

GENERATING SNIPPET MODULES ON ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computing devices:receiving, at the one or more computing devices from a client system associated with a first user of the online social network, a request to access a profile-page for a first entity of the online social network, the first entity being of a particular entity-type;
accessing, by a snippet-generation system of the one or more computing devices, a plurality of posts of the online social network, each post being associated with the first entity of the online social network, wherein each post comprises content of the post and metadata of the post, and wherein each post is linked to the profile-page of the first entity;
accessing, by the one or more computing devices, a set of pre-determined n-grams linked to the particular entity-type of the first entity, wherein the pre-determined n-grams are n-grams that have been determined to be associated with high-quality content about entities of the particular entity-type;
classifying, by a classifier process of the snippet-generation system, one or more of the posts as being relevant to the first entity, each post being classified based on a comparison of pre-determined n-grams and the content of the post and the metadata of the post;
generating, by a noun-phrase extractor process of the snippet-generation system, a set of n-grams by extracting one or more n-grams from the content of the one or more of the posts classified as being relevant to the first entity;
filtering, by a filter process of the snippet-generation system, the set of n-grams to remove one or more of the extracted n-grams from the set of n-grams;
calculating, by a score calculator process of the snippet-generation system, for each n-gram in the filtered set of n-grams, a quality-score for the n-gram;
generating, by the snippet-generation system, a snippet-module comprising one or more of the extracted n-grams from the filtered set of n-grams having quality-scores greater than a threshold quality-score, wherein the snippet-module is generated based on the particular entity-type of the first entity and references the posts that the extracted n-grams are associated with; and
sending, from the one or more client systems to the client system of the first user, in response to the request, instructions for presenting the profile-page of the first entity, wherein the profile-page comprises the snippet-module.

US Pat. No. 10,509,825

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOPIC GUIDANCE IN VIDEO CONTENT USING SEQUENCE MINING

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A method comprising:developing a topic model for a set of video series that include overlapping topics, wherein each video series includes segments directed to one or more of topics, wherein the topic model is based on topic distributions detected from the segments;
for each video series, analyzing auxiliary information to determine sequence information for the segments of the video series; and
generating an array for topic transitions using sequence pattern mining on the distributions and the sequence information, wherein a next segment is determined for a selected segment based on an alignment decision using the array and sequence based scoring,
wherein the alignment decision using the array and sequence based scores comprises, in response to receiving a query for the selected segment:
determining an ordered list of candidate segments based on content-based similarity using vector space modeling in view of the array for topic transitions;
determining a set of scores for each candidate segment based on the sequence based scoring in view of the selected segment, wherein the sequence based scoring weights candidate segments directed to non-redundant topics that align with topics of the selected segment;
re-ordering the list of the candidate segments based on the set of scores; and
recommending the next segment based on the re-ordered list of candidate segments.

US Pat. No. 10,509,824

AUTOMATIC CONTENT RECOGNITION SEARCH OPTIMIZATION

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A server comprising:at least one processing device in communication with a smart device, the smart device configured to:
display a television program to a user, the television program comprising media content;
generate a fingerprint of the content being displayed to the user; and
display overlay content that is based on program information;
computer-readable storage medium storing a database having a set of fingerprints associated with television programs, and storing instructions;
wherein the database comprises:
a first database having a first plurality of fingerprints associated with current programs;
a second database having a second plurality of fingerprints associated with recently consumed programs at the smart device;
a third database having a third plurality of fingerprints associated with all programs; and
a probable-program-changes database having a fourth plurality of fingerprints corresponding to programs the user is most likely watching or about to watch at the smart device;
wherein the at least one processing device is configured to search a plurality of databases of fingerprints until a match to the fingerprint of the content being displayed to the user is found, wherein the at least one processing device is configured to execute the instructions to:
receive, from the smart device, the fingerprint of the content being displayed to the user;
execute a search of the first database to determine whether the fingerprint matches one of the first plurality of fingerprints;
responsive to finding a match in the first database between the fingerprint and the first plurality of fingerprints, send program information of a program corresponding to the matched fingerprint to the smart device;
responsive to not finding a match in the first database, execute a search of the second database to determine whether the fingerprint matches one of the second plurality of fingerprints;
responsive to finding a match in the second database between the fingerprint and the second plurality of fingerprints, send program information of a program corresponding to the matched fingerprint to the smart device;
responsive to not finding a match in the second database, execute a search of the probable-program-changes database to determine whether the fingerprint matches one of the fourth plurality of fingerprints;
responsive to finding a match in the probable-program-changes database between the fingerprint and the fourth plurality of fingerprints, send program information of a program corresponding to the matched fingerprint to the smart device;
responsive to not finding a match in the probable-program-changes database, execute a search of the third database to determine whether the fingerprint matches one of the third plurality of fingerprints;
responsive to finding a match in the third database between the fingerprint and the third plurality of fingerprints, send program information of a program corresponding to the matched fingerprint to the smart device; and
responsive to not finding a match in the third database, send a notification to the smart device indicating no match was found.

US Pat. No. 10,509,819

COMPARATIVE GEOLOCATION SYSTEM

1. A comparative geolocation apparatus, comprising:a. a non-visible spectrum sensor that captures location data regarding the apparatus' surroundings;
b. an interface that maps the sensor data;
c. a storage database containing prior non-visible and location data;
d. a digital sextant that provides data calculated using magnetic or celestial references; and
e. a data processor that dynamically compares the mapped data to stored data and calculates current location based on the comparison analysis and digital sextant data, wherein the current location is calculated without transmitting a signal from the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,509,818

METHOD FOR COLLECTING MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION AND DEVICE THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A device comprising:a memory that stores at least a schedule of a first user, the schedule comprising one or more events;
a communication interface configured to communicate with one or more external devices; and
a controller configured to:
determine whether the first user participated in a scheduled event that ended;
based on determining that the first user did not participate in the scheduled event that ended, which is a missed event, transmit, to an external device via the communication interface, a request for multimedia data related to the missed event, the request for the multimedia data related to the missed event including time information of the missed event; and
based on receipt of the multimedia data related to the missed event that is transmitted from the external device responsive to the request for the multimedia data, store or display the received multimedia data related to the missed event that was transmitted from the external device, the received multimedia data being information from a second user that is different from the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,509,815

PRESENTING MOBILE CONTENT BASED ON PROGRAMMING CONTEXT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method performed by one or more computers, the method comprising:receiving, by the one or more computers, audio data from a client device;
determining, by the one or more computers, that the received audio data matches particular content of media from one or more media sources, wherein determining that the received audio data matches the particular content comprises identifying the particular content based on audio fingerprints stored in an audio fingerprint repository;
obtaining, by the one or more computers, additional information associated with the particular content determined to match the received audio data;
using, by the one or more computers, the obtained additional information, which is associated with the particular content determined to match the received audio data, to generate a search query; and
returning, by the one or more computers, one or more search results to the client device responsive to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,509,808

DATA ANALYSIS SUPPORT SYSTEM AND DATA ANALYSIS SUPPORT METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A data analysis support system comprising:a processor; and
a storage device coupled to the processor, wherein the storage device includes instructions that when are executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
storing, in the storage device, objective index information in which values of a primary key of an index table are associated with values of an objective index and explanatory index information in which values in common with the values of the primary key are associated with sets of values of a plurality of explanatory index items, and the values of the primary key are associated with the sets of values of the plurality of explanatory index items, wherein the plurality of explanatory index items includes an item of a character string type and an item of data type;
selecting, by a cluster selection module, one or more explanatory index items of the plurality of explanatory index items;
performing, by the cluster selection module, clustering on values of the selected one or more explanatory index items of data types other than the character string type, wherein the clustering includes creating combinations of values inclusive of a value of the objective index that facilitates determining value ranges of explanatory indices, wherein the values ranges of explanatory indices frequently show high correlation with magnitude of the value of the objective index;
determining, by a determination module, the value ranges of explanatory indices in each duster obtained through the clustering and outputting the determined value ranges;
determining, by the determination module on each set of the sets of values of the plurality of explanatory index items, whether the values of the selected one or more explanatory index items satisfy a condition that all the values of the selected one or more explanatory index items are within the determined value ranges, count number of the sets of values of the explanatory index items satisfies the condition for each value of the primary key of the index table, and outputting the counted number of the sets of values of explanatory index items as a feature value;
responsive to a result of determination that feature values are generated from input tables based on the determination of the values of selected one or more explanatory index items and the clustering on the values of the selected one or more explanatory index items, executing a model creation module using a created feature value information table as an input to create a model for explaining the objective index based on correlation between the feature values on the values of the primary key and the values of the objective index on the values of the primary key; and
automating, based on the created model, steps of creating a feature value as a factor in an analysis target to estimate the objective index.

US Pat. No. 10,509,805

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR GENERATION OF ANALYTICAL DATA REPORTS USING DYNAMICALLY GENERATED QUERIES OF A STRUCTURED TABULAR CUBE

deFacto Global, Inc., Tr...

1. A computer-implemented method for dynamically generating an analytical report using one or more tabular databases queryable by one or more Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), wherein the one or more tabular databases are generated from one or more unstructured data stores, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, via a report designer of a dynamic user interface of a client service application on a user access point, one or more analytical report parameters, wherein the one or more analytical report parameters define a configuration of a requested analytical report, wherein the client service application comprises a spreadsheet application;
receiving, via the dynamic user interface of the client service application, one or more structural component inputs of the requested analytical report, wherein the one or more structural component inputs comprise one or more requested data dimensions and/or one or more hierarchies within the one or more requested data dimensions, wherein the dynamic user interface is launched via the spreadsheet application;
transmitting the one or more analytical report parameters and the one or more structural component inputs to a reporting service, wherein the reporting service acts as a link between the client service application and a report generator;
constructing, by the report generator, in conjunction with a DAX query builder, one or more DAX queries based on the received one or more analytical report parameters and the one or more structural component inputs of the requested analytical report;
querying the one or more tabular databases using the one or more constructed DAX queries, wherein the one or more tabular databases comprise a Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tabular model and provides at least one functionality of a relational data structure and at least one functionality of a tabular data structure, wherein the Server Analysis Services (SSAS) tabular model is structured to be queried by the one or more DAX queries, and wherein the one or more tabular databases comprise a tabular cube operating within a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server,
wherein the tabular cube is constructed by retroactively transforming and separating the one or more unstructured data stores accessible by the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server into fact data and metadata using one or more relational star schemas, wherein the fact data and metadata are stored within the one or more tabular databases, and wherein the tabular cube comprises an organizational data structure comprising the one or more requested data dimensions and/or one or more hierarchies within the one or more requested data dimensions;
generating, by the report generator, the requested analytical report based on one or more DAX query results, wherein the one or more DAX query results are returned by the one or more tabular databases in response to the one or more constructed DAX queries;
transmitting, from the reporting service to the client service application, the requested analytical report; and
rendering the requested analytical report within the client service application,
wherein the user access point comprises a computer processor and an electronic storage medium.

US Pat. No. 10,509,799

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

IDOCUMENTS, LLC, Chevy C...

1. A method for dynamically exchanging information between a community of users, comprising:individually selecting, via user input, each of a plurality of fields of structured data and at least one record of the structured data, from a source database for transfer to a destination database;
dispatching, by a transmitter of the source database, the selected structured data;
receiving, by a receiver of the destination database, the dispatched data; and
upon a user request, storing the received data in the destination database by mapping, by a processor of the destination database, the received data into the destination database,
wherein the source database and the destination database are user databases in a community of users,
wherein the mapping comprises:
extracting a first field from among the plurality of fields in the structured data,
determining a second field of existing plurality of fields in the destination database that matches the extracted first field based on a library of industry fields, wherein a name of the first field is different from the name of the second field,
in response to the determining that the second field matches the extracted first field based on the library of industry fields, automatically assigning a first value of the extracted first field as a second value of the second field, and
in response to the determining that the second field does not match the extracted first field based on the library of industry fields, displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) with a plurality of candidate names for the second field obtained from the library of industry fields, defining a new field name in the destination database or linking one of the existing plurality of fields in the destination database via second user input in the displayed GUI.

US Pat. No. 10,509,788

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOSSY DATA COMPRESSION USING KEY ARTIFACTS AND DYNAMICALLY GENERATED CYCLES

1. A method comprising:receiving a stream of data;
receiving a plurality of event data structures, wherein each event data structure describes a complex event having one or more cycles and one or more metrics associated the one or more cycles of the complex event, wherein the complex event comprises a first range including a benchmark point of interest and a first local peak value and a second range including the benchmark point of interest and a peak point of interest,
wherein the plurality of event data structures include one or more of:
a benchmark point of interest indicating a first relational value comparable to a second relational value associated with the complex event; and
a peak point of interest indicating a relative change of the complex event, wherein the peak point of interest is associated with another critical point after the benchmark point of interest,
wherein to calculate one or more metrics based on the set of points of interest, the first range is compared to the second range to determine a growth percentage, to determine a drop percentage associated with the point of interest, and to determine a recovery percentage;
identifying locations in the data associated with the plurality of event data structures; and
generating a display of the data, wherein the display comprises identifying event information associated one or more event data structures based on one or more of the metrics;
receiving another stream of another set of data; and
generating a display of the data with the another set of data to visualize discrete differences in the stream and the another stream, and
zooming in on a region of the display and determining one or more new metrics associated with the one or more cycles, for identifying event information to display a subset of the data stream at a higher resolution and greater level of detail based on the size and resolution of the output device,
wherein the display and the resolution of the output device comprising event information associated one or more event data structures is based on the one or more metrics meeting a threshold that is inversely associated with a number of the one or more cycles in the complex event and directly associated with a resolution associated with displaying of the complex event on the output device, wherein the data stream is compressed by a processor to generate a compressed data stream, by removing non-essential data from the data stream based on a desired resolution of display on the output device and one or more of (1) a speed and a current load of a cloud server associated with the processor, (2) a bandwidth of the network, and (3) a speed of the processor on a client based on a size and a resolution of the output device and a type of the client, and
wherein the peak point comprising a local maximum point or a local minimum point is defined based on the threshold including a higher threshold representing a lower resolution of a lossy compression system for display on the output, and a lower threshold representing a higher resolution of the lossy compression system for display on the output, to control the visualization overlay details associated with the size and resolution of the output device, so as to separate noisy data from essential data, wherein for a network architecture comprising the client coupled to the cloud server, the cloud server and the client each maintains a copy of a data compression module for balancing of a processing load between the client and the cloud server in a manner that optimizes performance of the network architecture, and an input for the data compression module comprises the threshold that controls the resolution associated with display of the compressed data stream on the output device, from plural data sources and an amount of data communicated between the client and the cloud server.

US Pat. No. 10,509,761

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SENDING DATA VIA ADDITIONAL SECONDARY DATA LINES ON A BUS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A communications method, comprising:transmitting one or more bus management messages to a plurality of devices over a two-wire shared serial bus in accordance with a common protocol, the common protocol being supported by each of the plurality of devices;
determining that a first device in the plurality of devices is coupled to a number of additional data wires, including one or more secondary data lines that couple the first device and a second device in the plurality of devices; and
sending a configuration message to the first device over a primary data line provided by the shared serial bus, wherein the shared serial bus includes a clock line that carries a clock signal that controls timing of transmission of the configuration message,
wherein the configuration message includes information configured to cause the first device to communicate with the second device in accordance with a first I3C protocol adapted to transmit data using the one or more secondary data lines.

US Pat. No. 10,509,757

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS HAVING EXPANDABLE PROCESSOR MEMORY

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:hard-coded processor circuitry;
hard-coded memory circuitry operable to store a first set of instructions;
transceiver circuitry;
programmable logic circuitry having first and second programmable logic regions, the first programmable logic region forming soft-coded memory circuitry operable to store a second set of instructions, the second programmable logic region forming custom user logic circuitry; and
expanded memory interface circuitry coupled between the hard-coded processor circuitry and the soft-coded memory circuitry, wherein the hard-coded processor circuitry is operable to control settings of the transceiver circuitry by executing the first set of instructions stored on the hard-coded memory circuitry and by executing the second set of instructions stored on the soft-coded memory circuitry, and wherein the first set of instructions includes an instruction that references the second set of instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,509,755

AUTOMATIC SWITCHING APPARATUS AND AUTOMATIC SWITCHING METHOD

ATEN International Co., L...

1. An automatic switching method implemented in an automatic switching device, wherein the automatic switching device comprises a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C input connector, a plurality of main links, at least one video output connector coupled to the USB Type-C input connector by the plurality of main links, and at least one USB output connector coupled to the USB Type-C input connector, the automatic switching method comprising:(a) detecting a use state of the plurality of main links, wherein the use state specifies a number of main links among the plurality of main links that are currently used to transmit video data; and
(b) based on a detecting result from step (a), automatically changing a communication specification of the at least one USB output connector.

US Pat. No. 10,509,743

TRANSFERRING DATA BETWEEN MEMORY SYSTEM AND BUFFER OF A MASTER DEVICE

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A master device comprising:a buffer to store data transferred from a memory system or data to be transferred to the memory system; and
control circuitry to issue, when there is sufficient space in the buffer to store a block of data of size equal to a group size, a group of one or more transactions to request transfer of a block of data having said group size between the memory system and the buffer;
wherein the control circuitry is configured to detect at least one memory load parameter indicative of how heavily loaded the memory system is, and to vary said group size in dependence on said at least one memory load parameter;
wherein the control circuitry is configured to detect whether the at least one memory load parameter indicates one of a first load condition, a second load condition in which the memory system is more heavily loaded than the first load condition, and a third load condition in which the memory system is more heavily loaded than the second load condition; and
when varying the group size in dependence on the at least one memory load parameter, the control circuitry is configured to:
select a smaller group size when detecting the second load condition than when detecting the first load condition, and
select a smaller group size when detecting the second load condition than when detecting the third load condition.

US Pat. No. 10,509,736

CONTROLLING ACCESS BY IO DEVICES TO PAGES IN A MEMORY IN A COMPUTING DEVICE

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an input-output (TO) device;
an input-output memory management unit (IOMMU) comprising an IO table walker; and
a memory that stores a reverse map table (RMT), a nested page table, and a plurality of pages of memory;
wherein the IO table walker is configured to:
receive, based on an access request from the IO device, a request to translate an IO device virtual address into a system physical address associated with a page of memory;
use a guest physical address associated with the IO device virtual address to acquire the system physical address from a corresponding entry in the nested page table;
perform one or more checks in the RMT to ensure that the guest physical address is correctly mapped to the system physical address in the nested page table and that the IO device has access to the page; and
when the guest physical address is correctly mapped to the system physical address in the nested page table and the IO device has access to the page, provide the system physical address for use in performing the access for the IO device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,734

CRYPTOGRAPHIC POINTER ADDRESS ENCODING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device for cryptographically encoding indirect addresses, the computing device comprising:a processor comprising address encoding logic to encode an indirect address in response to execution of a processor instruction, wherein the indirect address comprises a plurality of unused bits and a plurality of used bits, wherein the used bits are indicative of a memory location, and wherein to encode the indirect address comprises to:
encrypt at least a part of the plurality of used bits of the indirect address; and
output the encoded indirect address.

US Pat. No. 10,509,721

PERFORMANCE COUNTERS FOR COMPUTER MEMORY

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
ascertain a request associated with a memory address range of computer memory, wherein the memory address range is assigned to a specified performance tier of a plurality of specified performance tiers;
ascertain a performance value associated with a performance attribute of the memory address range;
determine, based on the ascertained performance value, a weight value;
increment, based on the ascertained request and the determined weight value, a count value associated with a counter associated with the memory address range;
determine, based on an analysis of the count value associated with the counter, whether the memory address range is to be assigned to a different specified performance tier of the plurality of specified performance tiers; and
based on a determination that the memory address range is to be assigned to the different specified performance tier, assign the memory address range to the different specified performance tier.

US Pat. No. 10,509,699

ZONE AWARE REQUEST SCHEDULING AND DATA PLACEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a storage unit of a dispersed storage network (DSN), an encoded data slice for storage, wherein the encoded data slice has associated therewith a slice name that is representative of a DSN logical address, and wherein a data segment is dispersed storage error encoded to produce a set of encoded data slices, wherein the set of encoded data slices includes the encoded data slice;
accessing, by the storage unit, a DSN address to memory device mapping based on the DSN logical address to identify one of a plurality of memory devices of the storage unit to produce an identified memory device;
retrieving, by the storage unit, a logical zone to physical address space mapping of the identified memory device, wherein the logical zone to physical address space mapping identifies a plurality of logical zones of the identified memory device, wherein the plurality of logical zones are created based on a performance associated with different physical properties of different portions of the identified memory device, wherein a first logical zone of the plurality of logical zones maps to a first subset of physical addresses associated with a first physical portion of a plurality of physical portions of the identified memory device;
determining, by the storage unit, information regarding the encoded data slice;
determining, by the storage unit, a logical zone of the identified memory device from the logical zone to physical address space mapping based on the encoded data slice information to produce an identified logical zone;
generating, by the storage unit, a physical address within the identified logical zone for storing the encoded data slice; and
storing, by the storage unit, the encoded data slice within the identified memory device at the physical address.

US Pat. No. 10,509,686

DISTRIBUTABLE COMPUTATIONAL UNITS IN A CONTINUOUS COMPUTING FABRIC ENVIRONMENT

Unisys Corporation, Blue...

16. A system comprising:a computing system including at least one physical processing core and a memory subsystem communicatively connected to the at least one physical processing core, the at least one physical processing core having a native computing architecture and configured to execute native computer instructions;
a distributed computational unit received from a remote system having a non-native computing architecture, the distributed computational unit stored in the memory subsystem, the distributed computational unit including:
a distributable procedure defined by a plurality of non-native instructions, the distributable procedure including executable instructions capable of execution independent of underlying operating system or platform resources of the remote system and configured for execution on an architecture of the remote system, the distributable procedure being fewer than all of the procedures included in a workload of a remote system and executing less than the entire workload of the remote system, wherein the distributable procedure is self-contained and memory- and processor-bound;
data indicative of a memory state of the remote system;
an application configured to natively execute operations on the at least one physical processing core of the computing system and which, when executed by the at least one processing core, emulates execution of the distributable procedure to produce an updated memory state and to return the updated memory state to the remote system;
wherein the remote system includes a remote processor that is configured to execute the workload without having executed the at least one distributable procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,509,675

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF WORKER NODES FOR DISTRIBUTED REPLICATION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:generating a set of tasks associated with a replication job, the replication job comprising replicating from a source site to a destination site;
allocating an initial number of worker nodes to process the set of tasks, each task involving a first type of worker node at the source site, a second type of worker node at the destination site, and comprising one or more of copying an object from the source site to the destination site, or deleting an object from the destination site;
monitoring the replication job;
based on the monitoring, adjusting at least one of a number of worker nodes of the first type or a number of worker nodes of the second type to process the set of tasks from the initial number to a new number, different from the initial number;
placing the set of tasks onto a message queue for worker nodes of the first type to retrieve and process in conjunction with worker nodes of the second type;
tracking a number of tasks remaining on the message queue; and
when the number of tasks remaining on the message queue exceeds a threshold, allocating at least one of additional worker nodes of the first type or additional worker nodes of the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,509,673

SYNCHRONOUS USER SPACE FUNCTION EXECUTION FROM A KERNEL CONTEXT

VMWARE, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A system for execution of a user space function from a kernel, comprising:a computing device comprising a processor and a memory;
an operating system stored in the memory, the operating system comprising a first kernel stack that segments the memory into a kernel space and a user space and that provides at least one system call function; and
machine readable instructions stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to at least:
initialize, in response to a registration of an upcall function from an application thread that resides in the user space of the memory, a second kernel stack that provides the at least one system call function;
receive a request to execute the upcall function registered with the first kernel stack, the upcall function providing a non-blocking function call to invoke a user-space function from the kernel space;
map the second kernel stack to process a system call or a software interrupt issued to the first kernel stack; and
begin execution of the upcall function from the first kernel stack.

US Pat. No. 10,509,661

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING STARTUP OF APPLICATION AND TERMINAL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for controlling application, comprising:accelerating startup of a target application of a terminal device in response to a control instruction of starting the target application;
determining a percentage of current idle cores of the terminal device when a time length required for successfully starting the target application is greater than or equal to a preset time length, and determining, according to a mapping relationship between accelerating startup time lengths of the target application and percentages of idle cores, an accelerating startup time length corresponding to the percentage of the current idle cores;
stopping accelerating the startup of the target application based on a determination that a time length of accelerating the startup of the target application is greater than or equal to the accelerating startup time length corresponding to the percentage of the current idle cores;
monitoring a refresh rate of frames of a main thread of the target application during the accelerating the startup of the target application, when the time length required for successfully starting the target application is less than the preset time length; and
stopping the accelerating the startup of the target application based on a determination that the refresh rate of the frames of the main thread of the target application reaches or exceeds a preset refresh rate.

US Pat. No. 10,509,660

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING CONFIGURATION PROFILES FOR A USER CONFIGURABLE DEVICE

Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l,...

1. A system to assess configuration profiles for a user configurable device, the configuration profiles each comprising at least one set of a configuration parameter and an associated configuration parameter value, the system comprising:at least one processor;
at least one nontransitory processor-readable storage device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor and which stores processor-executable instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
receive at least one configuration parameter value;
determine a set of current states based at least in part on the received at least one configuration parameter value, each state of the set of current states which represents a possible configuration profile of the user configurable device;
identify a candidate state based at least in part on the determined set of current states, the candidate state which is related to a candidate configuration profile, the candidate configuration profile which includes at least one set of a candidate configuration parameter and an associated candidate configuration parameter value that is different from the received at least one configuration parameter value;
cause to be presented via a user interface a prompt to set at least one candidate configuration parameter based at least in part on the corresponding candidate configuration parameter value in the candidate configuration profile;
receive via the user interface an indication of a response to the prompt to set the at least one configuration parameter; and
generate an instruction that causes the at least one configuration parameter to be set according to the received indication of the response.

US Pat. No. 10,509,658

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY DETERMINING SETTINGS FOR A PLURALITY OF PARAMETER VARIATIONS

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:storing, by a system, a plurality of first component variations for a first type of hardware component capable of being included in a hardware device and a plurality of second component variations for a second type of hardware component capable of being included in the hardware device, wherein the first type of hardware component is a graphics processing unit and the second type of hardware component is a central processing unit;
generating, by the system, a plurality of unique hardware component combinations based on the first component variations and the second component variations;
assigning, by the system, a population value to each unique hardware component combination of the plurality of unique hardware component combinations, the population value determined based on a number of users each having the unique hardware component combination installed within their personal device;
simultaneously determining, by the system for each of two or more of the unique hardware component combinations, optimal settings for one of the first hardware variations included in the unique hardware component combination and one of the second hardware variations included in the unique hardware component combination, by:
initializing a first value of a first setting for the first type of hardware component and a second value of a second setting for the second type of hardware component,
incrementally adjusting at least one of the first value or the second value, based on the population values assigned to each of the two or more of the unique hardware component combinations, and
for each incremental adjustment resulting in current potential settings, determining for which of the unique hardware component combinations the current potential settings are optimal.

US Pat. No. 10,509,649

VALUE STREAM GRAPHS ACROSS HETEROGENEOUS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS

TASKTOP TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:storing, on at least one non-transitory processor-readable storage medium, work unit data for a plurality of work units, the work units created and managed via a plurality of specialized software tools through a plurality of development stages by a plurality of teams of one or more individuals associated with an entity;
autonomously monitoring, by the at least one processor, activities of the plurality of specialized software tools via a plurality of software connectors to the plurality of specialized software tools, each of the plurality software connectors includes a mapping that describes how data entered into at least one of the specialized software tools affects particular work units stored in the at least one non-transitory processor-readable storage medium;
autonomously receiving, by at least one processor, event data indicative of an event from at least one of the plurality of specialized software tools based at least in part on the monitored activities of the plurality of specialized software tools;
autonomously generating, by the at least one processor, an event stream based at least in part on the received event data, the event stream indicative of an effect, if any, that the event has on each of a plurality of value stream perspectives, wherein the plurality of value stream perspectives comprises a development stage value stream perspective, a team value stream perspective, and a tool value stream perspective; and
autonomously generating, by the at least one processor, a software delivery value stream graph for at least one of the plurality of value stream perspectives based at least in part on the generated event stream, wherein the software delivery value stream graph comprises a development stage value stream graph, a team value stream graph, or a tool value stream graph.

US Pat. No. 10,509,648

CLASSIFICATION AND DISPLAY OF CODE EXECUTION PROFILE DATA

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A system for classifying software systems in a code execution profile, comprising:a processing system having at least one processor, the processing system configured to:
assign functions based on a first belief score, executing in a running program, to a software system classification, that describes a grouping to which the executing function is associated, determined by partial string matching at least a portion of a function name and/or function parameter to one or more stored function names, the first belief score being higher depending upon match position within the function name and/or function parameter;
calculate a correlation between unclassified functions to one or more functions classified by the partial string matching to determine one or more second belief scores for at least each unclassified function;
propagate the one or more second belief scores, based on a function execution time during a specified time period, to determine one or more third belief scores for at least each unclassified function;
assign each unclassified function to the software system classification based on a highest belief score from the one or more third belief scores; and
generate a display showing function execution over a period of time with the respective functions being displayed to correspond to their assigned software system classification without a need for mark-up of original source code of the running program.

US Pat. No. 10,509,642

INTELLIGENT DISCOVERY AND APPLICATION OF API CHANGES FOR APPLICATION MIGRATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a system comprising one more processors, a first application programming interface (API) description file of a first version of a web API;
receiving, by the system, a second API description file of a second version of the web API; and
generating, by the system, an API difference description file that describes differences between the first and second API description files; and
updating, by the system, an application program using the API difference description file;
wherein the API difference description file comprises a linked list comprising a plurality of nodes;
wherein each node of the plurality of nodes of the linked list of the API difference description file is a difference node that includes a plurality of fields;
wherein the plurality of fields of each difference node of the linked list include a type of change field, a location of change field, a content changed field, and a next change field;
wherein the next change field of each difference node of the plurality of nodes of the linked list stores a pointer that points to a next difference node of the plurality of nodes of the linked list; and
wherein the next difference node is determined based on an order in which the differences were determined such that the next difference node is a node of the plurality of nodes that has not been pointed to by a preceding node of the plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,509,611

PRINT SYSTEM, SERVER, PRINTER, METHODS OF CONTROLLING THE PRINT SYSTEM, THE SERVER, AND THE PRINTER, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THAT CANCEL A PRINT JOB UPON RECEIVING A CANCELLATION INSTRUCTION AND DELETE PRINT DATA OF THE PRINT JOB IF THE PRINT JOB IS STORED IN

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A print system for causing print data, input by a user, to be printed by a printer via a server, the print system comprising:(A) the printer that includes:
(a) a first memory device that stores a set of instructions; and
(b) at least one first processor that executes instructions, of the set of instructions stored in the first memory device:
(i) to download, from the server, the print data in accordance with an existence notification for the print data from the server; and
(ii) to perform, in accordance with one of (1) an instruction according to the print data, and (2) a setting value of the printer that is set in advance, one of (i-i) storing of the downloaded print data into a non-volatile memory to be printed, and (i-ii) immediate printing of the downloaded print data; and
(B) the server that includes:
(a) a second memory device that stores a set of instructions; and
(b) at least one second processor that executes instructions, of the set of instructions stored in the second memory device to (i) transmit, in a case that a cancellation instruction for cancelling printing of the print data is received from the user, the cancellation instruction to the printer, (ii) to record cancellation of a print job, including the print data, in a print history, and (iii) to disconnect communication with the printer,
wherein the at least one first processor of the printer further executes the instructions, of the set of instructions stored in the first memory device:
(iii) to cancel print processing in accordance with receiving the cancellation instruction from the server;
(iv) to delete, in a case in which the printer receives the cancellation instruction from the server, the downloaded print data; and
(v) to record the cancellation of the print job in the print history.

US Pat. No. 10,509,607

DYNAMIC REVISION OF PAGE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE PRINT JOBS THAT USE PREPRINTED FORMS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A system comprising:a memory that is configured to store a number of entries which include Page Description Language (PDL) instructions for marking blank print media to match a number of types of preprinted forms;
an interface that is configured to receive a print job comprising PDL print data; and
a controller, coupled for communication with the memory and the interface, that is configured to determine that the print job includes a media callout referring to one of the types of preprinted forms, to consult an entry in the memory that corresponds with the type of preprinted form, to integrate PDL instructions from the entry into PDL print data for an existing page of the print job to match an appearance of the type of preprinted form at the existing page, to select a printer, and to transmit the print job to the printer for printing after the PDL instructions have been integrated,
wherein the controller is further configured to selectively determine whether to forego integrating PDL instructions, based on whether the printer is loaded with the type of preprinted form.

US Pat. No. 10,509,598

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROGRAMMING FLASH BASED STORAGE USING SEGMENTED WRITES

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of operating a non-volatile memory (NVM), the method comprising:receiving a write command comprising first data;
determining characteristics for a plurality of program loops used to write the first data to the NVM;
grouping the plurality of program loops into a plurality of write segments, each write segment comprising a distinct set of the plurality of program loops;
determining a dwell time between adjacent write segments; and
writing the first data to the NVM by performing the plurality of write segments that are separated in time by the dwell time.

US Pat. No. 10,509,595

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a first data terminal configured to connect to an external control device;
a data output terminal configured to connect to a non-volatile memory (NVM);
control circuitry configured to control a human interface panel;
a first communication interface configured to provide first serial communication between the control circuitry and the external control device;
a second communication interface circuitry configured to provide second serial communication between the control circuitry and the NVM, the second serial communication being high-speed relative to the first serial communication; and
bridge circuitry configured to:
in a normal mode: connect the first data terminal to the first communication interface, and connect the data output terminal to the second communication interface; and
in a bridge mode: connect the first data terminal to the data output terminal such that the external control device has direct high-speed access to the NVM.

US Pat. No. 10,509,591

DISTRIBUTED POWER MANAGEMENT FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY CONTROLLERS USING AVERAGE AND PEAK POWER CREDITS ALLOCATED TO MEMORY CHANNELS

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A memory system, comprising:a plurality of distinct sets of non-volatile memory devices;
a storage controller;
a plurality of channel controllers, each respective channel controller corresponding to a distinct set of the plurality of distinct sets of non-volatile memory devices, each respective channel controller having one or more command queues for holding the respective channel controller's pending commands and configured to:
receive power credits allocated by the storage controller, wherein each respective channel controller is configured to receive an average power credit and a peak power credit;
execute commands in the one or more command queues, including limiting execution of said commands in accordance with the received average power credit and the received peak power credit, wherein each respective channel controller is configured to limit execution of said commands based on a determination that a number of received average power credits and/or peak power credits meets excess power credit criteria; and
wherein a total number of average power credits allocated by the storage controller is variable and a total number of peak power credits allocated by the storage controller is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,509,581

MAINTAINING WRITE CONSISTENCY IN A MULTI-THREADED STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method of maintaining write consistency in a multi-threaded storage system, the method comprising:responsive to a write operation for a dataset:
assigning an identifier for the write operation, wherein the identifier is equal to a current identifier from an allowable set of identifiers;
storing, within a metadata header for the dataset, metadata indicating the assigned identifier; and
incrementing the current identifier; and
responsive to determining that the incremented current identifier has caused a reservation event:
requesting the allowable set of identifiers from a reservation service; and
updating a range corresponding to the allowable set of identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,509,576

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS HARDWARE-BASED DEEP POWER DOWN IN DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a central processing unit (CPU);
a device external to the CPU and comprising software registers to be operated on by a device driver and hardware registers to store a context;
a power control unit to control transitions into a deep power down state;
a static memory to store the context when the device is in the deep power down state; and
a sustain power well to provide a reduced voltage during the deep power down state to allow the static memory to maintain integrity of context data stored therein, but is less than enough to allow the device to remain in idle state, the sustain power well further to allow the power control unit to monitor read or write commands from the device driver to the software registers and wake the device in response.

US Pat. No. 10,509,573

VIRTUAL MACHINE CHANGE BLOCK TRACKING

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A system configured to backup a virtual machine, the system comprising:a client device comprising one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
execute a virtual machine (VM) using a hypervisor, wherein:
the VM comprises a virtual hard disk file and a change block bitmap file,
the virtual hard disk file stores data associated with a virtual hard disk,
the hypervisor comprises an I/O stack, and
the I/O stack comprises a driver, wherein the driver is further configured to:
intercept a first write operation generated by the VM to store data in a first sector,
determine an identity of the first sector based on the first intercepted write operation,
determine an entry in the change block bitmap file that corresponds with the first sector, and
modify the entry in the change block bitmap file to indicate that data in the first sector has changed;
responsive to a determination that changes to the virtual hard disk are not reflected in the change block bitmap file, invalidate the change block bitmap file and perform a full backup of the VM; and
gather data for use in performance of an incremental backup of the VM based on the change block bitmap file in response to an instruction from a storage manager, wherein the incremental backup comprises the data in the first sector.

US Pat. No. 10,509,571

STORAGE DEVICES AND DATA RETENTION METHODS THEREOF

VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A storage device, comprising:a flash memory array, comprising a plurality of blocks, wherein a first block among the blocks has a minimum erase count in all of the blocks; and
a controller, wherein when the controller determines that a difference between an average erase count of the blocks and the minimum erase count exceeds a cold-data threshold, the controller selects the first block to be a source block, wherein when a data migration of a wear-leveling process is executed, the controller moves data stored in the source block to a target block.

US Pat. No. 10,509,570

METHOD, DEVICE, AND PROGRAM FOR MANAGING A FLASH MEMORY FOR MASS STORAGE

1. A method for controlling a flash memory of a communication device of a user, the communication device being connectable to a host, the flash memory being written with data to be stored for mass storage, the method comprising:dividing the flash memory into blocks, each of the blocks comprising memory units such that a written memory unit is re-writable when all memory units of the block containing the memory unit to be written to are deleted prior to writing to the memory unit;
connecting the communication device to the host via an interface such that information about a quantity of data that is to be transmitted by the host to the flash memory is evaluatable for controlling the flash memory;
controlling the flash memory such that:
the memory units to be written to for writing of the data from the host to the flash memory that will result in the written data remaining unchanged after writing of the data compared to a state prior to the writing of the data is neither deleted nor written to,
the memory units to be written to for the writing of the data from the host to the flash memory will result in the written data being changed after the writing as compared to prior to the writing, is written with the data to be stored without another deletion, and
the information on the number of successive memory units to be written to is used to hold available as deleted units the memory units required for writing the data until the data has been written to prevent delete operations of entire blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,509,566

DATA STORAGE DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD OF DATA STORAGE DEVICE

SILICON MOTION, INC., Jh...

1. A data storage device, comprising:a transport protocol core for the data storage device to communicate with a host; and
a trigger machine, operative to pre-store an operational schedule for the transport protocol core,
wherein:
the operational schedule is built by firmware of the data storage device based on tasks to be done by the transport protocol core and is pre-stored in the trigger machine by the firmware of the data storage device;
the trigger machine triggers the transport protocol core to operate according to the operational schedule pre-stored in the trigger machine; and
when the transport protocol core operates as triggered by the trigger machine, the firmware of the data storage device is not occupied in operating the transport protocol core and is available for other tasks.

US Pat. No. 10,509,562

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A TOUCH SCREEN

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:a touch sensor that, by operating in a predetermined operation direction, inputs a predetermined instruction to the electronic device; and
a frame-like member including an opening portion that surrounds the touch sensor,
wherein predetermined first processing is carried out on a first region of the opening portion of the frame-like member corresponding to the predetermined operation direction, and second processing, which is different from the first processing, is carried out on a second region, which is a region of the opening portion of the frame-like member other than the first region, and
wherein a first inclination portion, which is inclined by a first angle with respect to an operation face of the touch sensor, is provided in the first region, and a second inclination portion, which is inclined by a second angle that is different from the first angle with respect to the operation face of the touch sensor, is provided in the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,509,547

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling a display of an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a plurality of execution screens corresponding to a plurality of applications, wherein the plurality of applications are different from each other;
identifying at least one function executable via the plurality of applications corresponding to the plurality of execution screens displayed on the display;
displaying at least one icon indicating the identified at least one function respectively;
receiving an input for selecting a first icon among the at least one icon; and
executing a first function corresponding to the displayed first icon via at least one application among the plurality of applications, based on selecting the displayed first icon.

US Pat. No. 10,509,545

BROWSING CONTROL SYSTEM AND BROWSING DEVICE

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A browsing control system comprising:a booklet that is acquired by binding a number of sheets;
a specification unit that specifies a page number of a page opened in the booklet; and
a controller that controls page turning of an electronic document depending on a difference between a page number specified by the specification unit before the page of the booklet is turned and a page number specified by the specification unit after the page thereof is turned,
wherein the controller calculates the number of pages to be turned through the page turning of the electronic document by using a propagation function that defines the relationship between the difference and the number of pages to be turned through the page turning of the electronic document, and turns pages of the electronic document as many as the number of pages calculated.

US Pat. No. 10,509,538

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING A PHOTOGRAPHING-ENABLED STATE

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Toky...

1. An information processing apparatus for selectively executing application programs, comprising:a camera operable in a photographing-enabled state of the information processing apparatus;
a touchscreen; and
processing circuitry in communication with the camera and the touchscreen, the processing circuitry configured to control the information processing apparatus to provide a selection screen at a start of the information processing apparatus, before display of a main menu of the information processing apparatus, the selection screen allowing for a first input for activating the photographing-enabled state of the information processing apparatus and for a second input for proceeding to the display of the main menu,
wherein the main menu comprises scrollable touch images for launching respective application programs, and
wherein the processing circuitry controls the information processing apparatus to return to the display of the main menu after executing of a launched application program is terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,509,532

PROGRESS BAR WITH GRAPHICAL EFFECTS TO INDICATE DOWNLOAD PROGRESS AND CONNECTION STATE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for page refreshing, wherein the method comprises:outputting a preset animation interface within a graphically displayed page when a page refreshing operation is performed,
wherein the preset animation interface is a longitudinal bar with a length substantially equal to a width of the graphically displayed page,
wherein the preset animation interface comprises a preset logo, moving cursors and a refresh progress bar, wherein the moving cursors comprise a plurality of cursor seeds emitted from the preset logo and that move toward the refresh progress bar starting from the preset logo along the length of the longitudinal bar in the preset animation interface, wherein the refresh progress bar and the preset logo are positioned apart from each other within the preset animation interface, and wherein a length of the refresh progress bar increases towards the preset logo as the moving cursors arrive at the refresh progress bar, and
reducing transparency of the moving cursor to a predetermined value when the length of the refresh progress bar no longer increase.

US Pat. No. 10,509,529

DYNAMIC NAVIGATION OBJECT FOR A STEP-SEQUENCER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A UI for controlling a virtual musical instrument implemented on a display, the UI comprising:a step sequencer having a matrix of user-selectable cells displayed in a predefined area, the matrix including:
at least one row of user-selectable cells,
each row of the matrix corresponding to audio sample data stored in a computer-readable medium and the cells within each array of the matrix being configured in a sequential arrangement,
each cell, in response to being selected for playback and upon being triggered to begin the playback, causes the audio sample data of its corresponding array to output audio corresponding to its corresponding audio sample data,
a playback control that, in response to receiving a playback input, causes a real-time playback of the corresponding audio sample data for each selected cell by triggering the playback in an order defined by a tempo and the sequential arrangement of the cells,
a plurality of dynamic navigation objects including a first miniaturized visual representation of selected cells within a first portion of the matrix of user-selectable cells and a second miniaturized visual representation of selected cells within of a second portion of the matrix of user selectable cells, the first portion including a different number of user-selectable cells than the second portion,
wherein the step sequencer is configured to display the first portion of the matrix, such that it fills the predefined area and the second portion of the matrix is not visible, in response to the first miniaturized representation being selected, and
wherein the step sequencer is configured to display the second portion of the matrix, such that it fills the predefined area and the first portion of the matrix is not visible, in response to the second miniaturized representation being selected.

US Pat. No. 10,509,528

MECHANISM FOR PARTIAL PAGE REFRESH USING URL ADDRESSABLE HIERARCHICAL PAGE STRUCTURE

OPEN TEXT CORPORATION, W...

1. A method of partially refreshing a page, comprising:at a client computer displaying a multi-level page associated with a first uniform source locator (URL), receiving a navigation URL by an application at the client computer in response to a user interaction, the navigation URL including a URL portion usable to retrieve page content data to be used to partially refresh the multi-level page;
processing the navigation URL at the client computer to determine a place within a page hierarchy of the multi-level page at which a partial refresh is to be performed based at least in part on the URL portion, said processing comprising comparing the navigation URL to the first URL to determine the place in the page hierarchy of the multi-level page at which the partial refresh is to be performed;
using the URL portion to retrieve the page content data from a server; and
refreshing the place in the page hierarchy with the page content data.

US Pat. No. 10,509,526

THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOUCH CONTROL STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) touch control structure, comprising a plurality of touch control units, the plurality of touch control units being configured for being disconnecting with one another, each of the plurality of touch control units comprises:a magnetic field generating component, configured for generating a magnetic field; and
an electromagnetic inducting component, arranged in one-to-one correspondence to the magnetic field generating component and in different layers from the magnetic field generating component,
the electromagnetic inducting component being configured for changing in induced potential during touch control,
wherein a distance existing between the magnetic field generating component and a corresponding electromagnetic inducting component and configured for changing at a position of the electromagnetic inducting component touched by a finger, such that x-y coordinates of the position of the finger is solely based on the position of the touch control unit whose induced potential of the electromagnetic inducting component changes, and
wherein the magnetic field generating component is configured for being in non-contact with the corresponding electromagnetic inducting component.

US Pat. No. 10,509,524

TOUCH SENSOR FILM AND TOUCH PANEL

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A touch sensor film comprising:a transparent support having a thickness smaller than 80 ?m; and
mesh electrodes which are disposed on surfaces of the support and have a mesh pattern formed of thin metal wires,
wherein, in the support provided with the mesh electrodes, an absolute value of thermal shrinkage in a machine direction is within 0.6%, an absolute value of thermal shrinkage in a transverse direction orthogonal to the machine direction is within 0.2%, and a ten-point average roughness of a surface ruggedness shape is equal to or smaller than 6.1 ?m, and
wherein the ten-point average roughness of the surface ruggedness shape is calculated by a height of a range of 10 cm×10 cm of the touch sensor film measured using a scanning type laser displacement meter, and as measurement conditions for the scanning type laser displacement meter, scanning directions are provided in two directions of an X axis and a Y axis orthogonal to each other, and a diameter of a laser beam is set as 0.07 mm, and a measurement pitch is set as 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,509,521

INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An input device comprising:a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting element unit including
a first electrode unit that is formed on a second surface side of the first substrate, that includes a plurality of first conductive layers formed in one layer,
a second electrode unit that is formed on the second surface side in a layer different from the layer of the first electrode unit and including a plurality of second conductive layers each having a size overlapping with one of the first conductive layers in planar view,
a plurality of luminescent layers electrically in contact with at least a part of the first electrode unit, each of the luminescent layers being provided between the first electrode unit and the second electrode unit and being electrically in contact with one of the first conductive layers and one of the second conductive layers overlapping with the first conductive layer in planar view, and
a light-blocking unit made of a metal material having metallic luster, and provided closer to the first surface than the luminescent layer; and
a third electrode unit that is formed on the second surface, that is insulated from the first conductive layers, and that serves as a proximity detection electrode to detect a change in an electric field between the first conductive layers and the third electrode unit depending on coordinates of a proximity object present at a position overlapping with the first surface in planar view and output a proximity detection signal,
wherein the luminescent layers emit light in a direction away from the second surface without facing the first surface,
wherein the first surface functions as a reference plane for input coordinates of the proximity object in a drive selection period when the electric field is generated between the first conductive layers and the third electrode unit by a first drive signal pulse being input to the first conductive layers and a second drive signal pulse being input to the second conductive layers, a first rising direction of the first drive signal pulse and a second rising direction of the second drive signal pulse being identical, and
wherein a first potential difference between the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers in a non-drive selection period is same as a second potential difference between the first conductive layers and the second conductive layers in the drive selection period.

US Pat. No. 10,509,515

TOUCH INPUT DETECTION WITH SHARED RECEIVERS

Sentons Inc., (KY)

1. A system, comprising:a first transmitter and a second transmitter coupled to a propagating medium;
a first receiver and a second receiver coupled to the propagating medium, wherein:
the first transmitter transmits a first propagating signal to the first receiver through a first region of the propagating medium;
the first transmitter transmits a second propagating signal to the second receiver through a second region of the propagating medium;
the second transmitter transmits a third propagating signal to the first receiver through a third region of the propagating medium;
the second transmitter transmits a fourth propagating signal to the second receiver through a fourth region of the propagating medium;
the first region is a subset of the third region; and
the fourth region is a subset of the second region; and
a processor configured to identify a touch input to the propagating medium based on one or more of the following: (1) a determination that the third propagating signal was interfered with while the first propagating signal was not interfered with or (2) a determination that the second propagating signal was interfered with while the fourth propagating signal was not interfered with, wherein an output device in the system updates in response to the touch input to the propagating medium being identified by the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,509,511

MOBILE TERMINAL PERFORMING A DIFFERENT OPERATION BASED ON A TYPE OF A TAP APPLIED TO A DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a display;
a touch sensor configured to sense taps applied to the display; and
a controller configured to:
activate the display and periodically drive the touch sensor with a second period shorter than a first period if a first tap input to the touch sensor is detected in a state of the display being deactivated and the touch sensor being periodically driven with the first period and if a second tap input to the touch sensor satisfying pre-set conditions is detected in a state of the display being deactivated, wherein the pre-set conditions require the second tap input to be applied to the touch sensor within a predetermined region within a predefined period of time, the predetermined region defined corresponding to the first tap input, and
maintain the state of the display being deactivated and periodically drive the touch sensor with the first period if the second tap input fails to satisfy the pre-set conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,509,508

TOUCH DETECTION CIRCUIT, TOUCH DETECTION PROGRAM AND TOUCH DETECTION METHOD

Synaptics Japan GK, Toky...

1. A circuit for sensing an approach of an object towards a sensor, comprising:a conversion circuit configured to:
receive a sensor response signal generated by a sensor capacitor in response to a sensing wave signal;
convert the sensor response signal into a frequency domain representation; and
calculate a response signal vector for a frequency component of the sensing wave signal;
a touch sensing circuit, coupled to the conversion circuit, comprising:
a baseline vector manager circuit configured to hold a baseline vector;
a vector subtraction circuit configured to receive the response signal vector and calculate a delta vector, the delta vector comprising a vector difference between the response signal vector and the baseline vector; and
a touch detection circuit, coupled to the touch sensing circuit, configured to detect an approach of a conductive object towards the sensor capacitor based on the delta vector.

US Pat. No. 10,509,483

KEY STRUCTURE

LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A key structure, comprising:a key cap;
a supporting board;
a bridge assembly disposed between the key cap and the supporting board, wherein the bridge assembly comprises:
a first hinge part, having a first pivot coupling portion; and
a second hinge part, having a second pivot coupling portion;
a first supporting part and a second supporting part coupled to two ends of the first pivot coupling portion and two ends of the second pivot coupling portion, respectively, wherein the first supporting part and the second supporting part are directly fixed to and disposed on the supporting board, a material of the first supporting part is different from a material of the supporting board, and a material of the second supporting part is different from the material of the supporting board;
an attractable element disposed on the second hinge part; and
a magnet correspondingly located under the attractable element.

US Pat. No. 10,509,481

KEY INPUTTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A key inputting apparatus comprising:a substrate provided with a switch;
a key having a depression surface and a back surface on an opposite side to the depression surface, and a contacting section projecting from the back surface in a first direction from the depression surface toward the back surface, the contacting section making contact with the switch in a state that the depression surface is depressed;
a panel having an opening in which the key is arranged;
a first plate arranged between the substrate and the key in the opening of the panel, the first plate being made of a resin and formed with a first through portion, through which the contacting section is passable and which is configured to regulate movement of the contacting section in a crossing direction crossing the first direction;
a second plate supported by the first plate between the key and the first plate, the second plate being made of a metal, the second plate being formed with: a second through portion through which the contacting section is passable; and a leaf spring section which urges the key in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the leaf spring section being a cantilevered leaf spring in which an end portion is a free end; and
a third plate arranged between the first plate and the substrate, the third plate being made of a metal and formed with a third through portion into which the contacting section is insertable.

US Pat. No. 10,509,476

ENHANCED DEVICE AUTHENTICATION USING MAGNETIC DECLINATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A user device, comprising:a display device;
a memory device storing a set of processor-executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the user device to:
present, via the display device, a lock screen indicating that the user device is in a locked state in which a particular application is inaccessible, wherein the lock screen includes:
an option to provide authentication credentials via at least one of:
a personal identification number (“PIN”) code,
biometric information associated with the user, or
a swipe pattern, and
a graphical element that displays a direction that the user device is facing;
receive authentication credentials via the lock screen, the receiving including receiving at least one of the PIN, the biometric information, or the swipe pattern;
validate the authentication credentials by validating at least one of the PIN code, the biometric information, or the swipe pattern;
determine a direction that the user device is facing at a time that the validated authentication credentials were received;
determine a sequence of orientations or movements, in three-dimensional space, of the user device;
compare the direction that the user device is facing, at the time the authentication credentials were received, to a previously configured direction associated with a first unlocked mode;
compare the sequence of orientations or movements to a previously configured sequence of orientations or movements associated with the first unlocked mode;
select a particular unlocked mode, between the first unlocked mode or a second unlocked mode, based on:
the comparison of the determined direction, that the user device is facing at the time the authentication credentials were received, to the previously configured direction associated with the first unlocked mode, and
the comparison of the sequence of orientations or movements of the user device,
the selecting including:
selecting the first unlocked mode when the direction that the user device is facing, at the time the authentication credentials were received, matches the previously configured direction associated with a first unlocked mode and when the sequence of orientations or movements matches the previously configured sequence of orientations or movements associated with the first unlocked mode, and
selecting the second unlocked mode when the direction that the user device is facing, at the time the authentication credentials were received, does not match the previously configured direction associated with a first unlocked mode or when the sequence of orientations or movements does not match the previously configured sequence of orientations or movements associated with the first unlocked mode,
wherein the particular application is accessible in both the first unlocked mode and the second unlocked mode,
wherein the second unlocked mode causes the user device, when the user device is in the second unlocked mode, to:
restrict the presenting, sending, or receiving of a first type of data, associated with the particular application, and
forgo restricting the presenting, sending, or receiving of a second type of data, associated with the particular application, and
wherein the first unlocked mode causes the user device to forgo restricting the presenting, sending, or receiving of the first and second types of data, when the user device is in the first unlocked mode; and
exit, after validating the authentication credentials and selecting the particular unlocked mode from between the first and second unlocked modes, the locked state by entering the selected particular unlocked mode and restricting or forgoing the presenting, sending, or receiving of data in accordance with the selected particular unlocked mode.

US Pat. No. 10,509,471

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HAPTIC FEEDBACK FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

1. A control device for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a touch surface located at a center console of the automotive vehicle comprising a plate bearing a contact sensor that:
detects a contact on the touch surface,
identifies a type of the contact,
determines whether the type of contact is a push pressure, a movement of a finger of a user, or a movement of a stylus of the user, and
determines a duration of the contact;
a haptic feedback module that vibrates the touch surface, the haptic feedback module comprising a plurality of actuators positioned below the touch surface in a direction inside the center console of the automotive vehicle, and linked to the plate of the touch surface; and
a driver unit that drives the haptic feedback module to generate haptic feedback in response to the type of the contact on the touch surface, the haptic feedback comprising:
a vibratory signal produced by a plurality of control signals including one or more succession of pulses sent to the plurality of actuators, each of the plurality of control signals generating one individual haptic pattern comprising a magnitude, a frequency, and a duration corresponding to the type of contact,
a repetition of at least two identical individual haptic patterns generated in succession, and
a period without haptic feedback, intercalated between two successive individual haptic patterns and determined by the driver unit based on the type of contact and the vibratory signal produced,
wherein the haptic feedback is different and distinct each time the contact on the touch surface is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,509,470

VIBRATING DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A vibrating device comprising:a touch sensor;
a pair of vibrators configured to vibrate in response to a drive signal;
a drive circuit configured to generate the drive signal; and
a vibrating body disposed between the pair of vibrators and the touch sensor and including a conductor that is connected to a reference potential configured as a ground for the touch sensor,
wherein the vibrating body is convexly curved with the pair of vibrators coupled to respective ends of the vibrating body to define a space between the vibrating body and the pair of vibrators and with the drive circuit positioned between the pair of vibrators, and
wherein the conductor is disposed between the touch sensor and the drive circuit, such that the conductor is configured to shield the touch sensor from electromagnetic noise caused by the drive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,509,464

TRACKING TORSO LEANING TO GENERATE INPUTS FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS

FINCH TECHNOLOGIES LTD., ...

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of sensor modules, each having an inertial measurement unit and attached to a portion of the user to generate motion data identifying an orientation of the portion of the user, wherein the plurality of sensor modules includes at least a first sensor module attached to a left upper arm of the user and a second sensor module attached to a right upper arm of the user; and
a computing device coupled to the plurality of sensor modules and configured to:
calculate a horizontal, front facing direction of a torso of the user;
identify a type of a current pose of the user based at least in part on the sensor modules;
select a torso leaning model according to the type;
project lengthwise directions of upper arms of the user in a vertical plane that contains the front facing direction or is perpendicular to the front facing direction; and
calculate a leaning angle of the torso based on the projected lengthwise directions according to the selected torso leaning model.

US Pat. No. 10,509,457

ADAPTIVE FREQUENCY OPTIMIZATION IN PROCESSORS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for adaptive frequency in a processor having a plurality of cores, the method comprising:receiving, in a memory of the processor, a default parameter set including a first plurality of combinations of frequency and voltage values compatible with a production characteristic of the processor, product data, and an alternative parameter set including a second plurality of combinations of frequency and voltage data indicating frequencies and voltages outside the specification of the processor that have been verified for the processor via testing the processor;
reading, from the memory by a first core of the plurality of cores, one or more values of the default parameter set;
operating the first core in accordance with a first operating characteristic based, at least in part, on the one or more values of the default parameter set;
receiving, from a hypervisor controlling the first core, an indication to change the operating characteristic of the first core; and
in response to receiving the indication to change the operating characteristic, issuing a signal to the first core to reset,
in response to receiving the reset, reading, by the first core, one or more values of the alternative parameter set, and
operating the first core in accordance with a second operating characteristic based, at least in part, on the one or more values of the alternative parameter set.

US Pat. No. 10,509,445

PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE FOR DATA STORAGE

1. A protective data storage enclosure comprising:a metal base having a bottom wall joined to upstanding walls, said upstanding walls affixed to adjacent upstanding walls to form a perimeter wall, said perimeter wall having a perimeter edge located oppositely said bottom wall to define an opening into said base;
a base insulating block formed from high temperature insulation, said base insulating block located in said metal base and having a base inset pocket with a base pocket surface, said base insulating block including a flange surface offset from said base pocket surface;
a metal lid affixed to said metal base at said perimeter edge;
a lid insulating block formed from high temperature insulation and having a lid inset pocket with an upper pocket surface surrounded by a flange surface offset therefrom;
a storage unit having a first outer thermal management layer and a second outer thermal management layer, a center layer located between said first and second outer thermal management layers, said center layer having a digital drive module located therein, said storage unit having a flex cable connected to said digital drive module on a first end and extending outwardly from said storage unit, said flex cable extending through said perimeter wall;
when said lid is mated with said base, said insulating blocks of said lid and said base in biased contact, said storage unit and a portion of said flex cable held between said insulating blocks of said lid and said base; and
an egress cover overlaying a sacrificial connector connected to a second end of said flex cable to constrain said sacrificial connector between said perimeter wall and said egress cover.

US Pat. No. 10,509,444

POS MACHINE AND DOCKING STATION THEREOF

PAX COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (...

1. A docking station, comprising: a housing, a mainboard mounted inside the housing, a display device mounted on the housing, and a support configured to detachably support a card swiping device; wherein the display device is mounted on the housing, the support is fixed to the housing, a data plug configured for connecting with the card swiping device is mounted in the support, and the data plug is electrically connected with the mainboard; the display device comprises a first display and a second display; the first display is electrically connected with the mainboard, and a front side of the housing defines an arc-shaped opening; the housing comprises: a base, a frame bending and extending forwardly from an upper end of the base, and a bracket inclinedly extending downwardly from a front end of the frame; the mainboard is mounted in the base, the first display is mounted on the bracket, and the second display is mounted on the upper end of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,509,441

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A foldable display device, comprising:a flexible screen; and
a support backplane in cooperation with the flexible screen, the support backplane including a first support plate and a second support plate hinged with the first support plate by a rotary shaft system, wherein:
a tension releasing mechanism is disposed at the second support plate, the tension releasing mechanism including a sliding member arranged between the flexible screen and the second support plate, three guide grooves extending through a thickness of the second support plate and extending longitudinally along the second support plate, and three pre-tightening members arranged at a side of the second support plate opposite to the flexible screen, wherein the sliding member is connected with the three pre-tightening members and is slidable along the three guide grooves, a side of the sliding member facing the second support plate includes three bending parts, a first one of the three pre-tightening members is an elastic member, one end of the elastic member is fixed to the second support plate and the other end of the elastic member is connected to a first one of the three bending parts;
the flexible screen has a first end connected to the first support plate or the second support plate, and a second end opposite to the first end; and
the second end is connected to the tension releasing mechanism with the second end of the flexible screen slidable along a corresponding support plate between a first position in which the foldable display device is in an outward bending state and a second position in which the foldable display device is in a deployed state, and between the second position and a third position in which the foldable display device is in an inward bending state.

US Pat. No. 10,509,424

SWITCH DEVICE

1. A switch device comprising a switchgear, the switchgear comprising:a sensor for determining at least one measured value; and
a switch which can be switched when the at least one measured value reaches a respective adjustable threshold; wherein:
the threshold can be displayed on a digital display and can only be transferred to the switchgear via an interface;
a separate input unit is provided, at which the threshold can be adjusted, and from which the threshold can be transferred to the switchgear via the interface;
the digital display is provided at the switchgear; and
the switch is electric, wherein the at least one measured value determined by the sensor can be displayed on the digital display provided at the switchgear.

US Pat. No. 10,509,415

AIRCREW AUTOMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH INTEGRATED IMAGING AND FORCE SENSING MODALITIES

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. An aircrew automation system for use in an aircraft, the aircrew automation system comprising:a computer system having a processor and one or more interfaces to connect a plurality of systems or subsystems, wherein the computer system is communicatively coupled with a flight control system of the aircraft and is configured to generate commands based at least in part on flight situation data received from (1) one or more of the plurality of systems or subsystems or (2) the flight control system; and
an actuation system operatively coupled with the computer system via at least one of the one or more interfaces, wherein the actuation system comprises:
an optical sensor configured to visually identify one or more cockpit instruments corresponding to the flight control system;
an actuator configured to engage the one or more cockpit instruments;
a force sensor operably coupled to the actuator and configured to measure a force when the actuator makes contact with the one or more cockpit instruments; and
a controller operably coupled with the optical sensor, the actuator, and the force sensor, wherein the controller is configured (1) to map a location, type, and position of the one or more cockpit instruments as a function of data collected by the optical sensor and the force sensor, (2) to execute the commands received from the computer system via the actuator, and (3) to communicate data collected by the optical sensor or the force sensor to the computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,509,411

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a vehicle, which has a predefined at least partially autonomous control mode, the method comprising:transmitting, by the vehicle, an identification that indicates the predefined control mode, the identification being transmitted to a vehicle-related component which has at least one of: (i) information relevant for the predefined control mode, and (ii) one or more control command(s) relevant for the predefined control mode;
wherein the transmitting takes place only when the vehicle is in the predefined control mode, in order to make the at least one of the information and the control commands available to the vehicle, wherein the vehicle-related component is a device that is remote from the vehicle;
wherein in response to receiving the identification transmitted by the vehicle, the remote device processes and transmits the information and the control commands to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,509,406

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING COMPETITION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE, SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An apparatus for controlling competition of an autonomous vehicle, the apparatus comprising:an autonomous drive determination device configured to determine that the autonomous vehicle is configured for entering a competitive space in a situation where the autonomous vehicle is required to move into the competitive space during autonomous driving;
a vehicle control device configured to control the autonomous vehicle wherein the autonomous vehicle enters the competitive space when the vehicle is configured for entering the competitive space; and
when the autonomous vehicle fails to enter the competitive space after attempting to enter the competitive space, a vehicle competition control device is configured to determine a first competition waiting time based on a random variable, and determine the random variable using a number of entries in which the autonomous vehicle fails to enter into the competitive space and control, such that the attempt to enter the competitive space is held for the first competition waiting time.

US Pat. No. 10,509,404

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT AND MOVEMENT CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An autonomous mobile robot that autonomously moves while communicating with a communication-partner autonomous mobile robot, comprising:a driver that drives the autonomous mobile robot;
a controller that outputs a first control command to the driver, the first control command causing the autonomous mobile robot to move by a first control amount corresponding to any one of a set of a first movement distance and a first movement direction, a set of a first velocity absolute value and a first velocity direction, and a set of a first acceleration absolute value and a first acceleration direction; and
a communicator that receives, from a first communication-partner autonomous mobile robot that is different from the autonomous mobile robot and forms a network together with the autonomous mobile robot, first information indicating any one of a first position, a first velocity, and a first acceleration of the first communication-partner autonomous mobile robot, wherein
if the controller detects that the first information is ceased to be received by the communicator, the controller decides on a second control amount by which the autonomous mobile robot is to be moved based on the first information that has already been received, the second control amount corresponding to any one of a set of a second movement distance and a second movement direction, a set of a second velocity absolute value and a second velocity direction, and a set of a second acceleration absolute value and a second acceleration direction,
the controller decides on, based on the first control amount and the second control amount, a third control amount corresponding to any one of a set of a third movement distance and a third movement direction, a set of a third velocity absolute value and a third velocity direction, and a set of a third acceleration absolute value and a third acceleration direction, and
the controller generates a second control command and outputs the second control command to the driver, the second control command causing the autonomous mobile robot to move by switching from the first control amount to the third control amount.

US Pat. No. 10,509,402

USE OF DETECTED OBJECTS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing device from an image-capture device coupled to a vehicle, an image depicting an environment of the vehicle;
receiving, at the computing device from a sensor coupled to the vehicle, sensor data indicative of a traffic signal in the environment of the vehicle, wherein the sensor captures the sensor data as the vehicle navigates the environment;
determining, using the sensor data, a position of the traffic signal relative to one or more objects in the environment of the vehicle;
mapping a subset of the sensor data representing the position of the traffic signal relative to the one or more objects in the environment to a set of points in the image to identify a portion of a plurality of portions of the image that includes the traffic signal;
determining, using the identified portion of the image, information corresponding to the traffic signal; and
modifying one or more systems associated with the vehicle to control the vehicle based on the information corresponding to the traffic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,509,392

RUNTIME CONTROLLER FOR ROBOTIC MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, for output, a user interface that includes (i) a representation of a current state of performance of a pre-programmed sequence of robot operations being performed by a robot in a physical workcell, and (ii) a control that is associated with repositioning at least a portion of the robot to a position that is different than is specified by the pre-programmed sequence for the current state, that skips over respective positions associated with one or more states in the pre-programmed sequence, and that is specified as a set of pre-programmed coordinates within the physical workcell that are associated with a later state in the pre-programmed sequence;
while the robot is performing the pre-programmed sequence of robot operations, receiving, in real time or near real time to performing the pre-programmed sequence of robot operations by the robot in the physical workcell, data indicating a selection of the control that is associated with repositioning the portion of the robot to the position that is different than is specified by the pre-programmed sequence for the current state, that skips over the respective positions associated with the one or more states in the pre-programmed sequence, and that is specified as the set of pre-programmed coordinates within the physical workcell that are associated with the later state in the pre-programmed sequence;
while the robot is performing the pre-programmed sequence of robot operations, updating, based at least on receiving the selection of the control that is associated with repositioning the portion of the robot to the position that is different than is specified by the pre-programmed sequence for the current state, that skips over the respective positions associated with the one or more states in the pre-programmed sequence, and that is specified as the set of pre-programmed coordinates within the physical workcell that are associated with the later state in the pre-programmed sequence, (i) performance of one or more selected robot operations in the pre-programmed sequence of robot operations by the robot in the physical workcell to move the portion of the robot directly from the position that is specified by the pre-programmed sequence for the current state to the different position that is specified as the set of pre-programmed coordinates within the physical workcell that are associated with the later state without moving the portion of the robot to the respective positions that are specified by the pre-programmed sequence for the skipped over states, and (ii) the representation of the current state of performance of the pre-programmed sequence of robot operations being performed by the robot in the physical workcell, that is provided for output on the user interface to reflect the positioning of the robot at the set of pre-programmed coordinates within the physical workcell that are associated with the later state in the pre-programmed sequence; and
after the performance has been updated, resuming performance of one or more remaining robot operations that follow the later state in the sequence of robot operations.

US Pat. No. 10,509,387

CONTROL DEVICE FOR MACHINE TOOL PERFORMING OSCILLATION CUTTING

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A control device for controlling a machine tool for machining an outer peripheral surface or an inner peripheral surface of a workpiece using a tool, the machine tool including a main spindle for relatively rotating the workpiece and the tool about a central axis line of the workpiece, and at least one feed axis for relatively feeding the tool and the workpiece along a generatrix of the outer peripheral surface or the inner peripheral surface of the workpiece, the control device comprising:a position command generation unit for generating a position command for the feed axis, based on a relative rotation speed between the workpiece and the tool, and a relative feed speed between the tool and the workpiece; and
a feed axis control unit for controlling the feed axis by the position command, wherein
the feed axis control unit includes an oscillation command generation unit for generating an oscillation command for the feed axis based on the rotation speed and the position command, such that an oscillation frequency becomes a positive non-integer multiple of the rotation speed, and such that the tool intermittently machines the workpiece, and the feed axis control unit controls the feed axis based on a composite command obtained by adding the oscillation command to a positional deviation that is a difference between the position command and an actual position of the feed axis,
the control device further includes a command block timing detection unit for detecting arbitrary timing between adjacent command blocks, based on a machining program, including a plurality of command blocks, of the machine tool, and
the feed axis control unit further includes:
a learning controller for performing learning control in which a correction amount of the composite command is calculated based on an oscillation phase calculated from the oscillation command, and the composite command, and the correction amount is added to the composite command; and
a determination unit for determining whether or not a current time is in the arbitrary timing between the adjacent command blocks, and for stopping oscillation of the feed axis based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,509,384

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER

1. A programmable logic controller, PLC, the PLC comprising an energy supply that provides the electric energy for operating the PLC;a plurality of measurement inputs that are each coupled to a separate converter unit, with each converter unit being electrically connected to the energy supply and supplying at least some of the electric energy of the respective input signals to the energy supply; and
wherein at least one measurement input is configured to measure and/or detect an electrical input signal,
and wherein the PLC is configured to supply at least some of the electric energy of the input signal to the energy supply.

US Pat. No. 10,509,376

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PROCESS

1. A method for controlling a treatment process which includes a system input and a system output, the method comprising:treating a process medium of the process for an analyte, wherein the process includes a dead time such that a change in an input analyte concentration or analyte load of the analyte in the process medium at the system input causes a change in an output analyte concentration or analyte load of the analyte in the process medium at the system output only after elapse of the dead time;
determining first digital values for the input analyte concentration or analyte load using a first measuring device disposed at or near the system input and using the first digital values as input values of a control system that includes an electronic control device;
determining set values, using the control system, for an output variable representing a dose of a reactant to be added to the process medium to react with the analyte, thereby influencing the output analyte concentration or the analyte load at the system output, based on the first digital values and a first proportionality factor recorded in the control system;
adjusting the output variable according to the set values using an adjustment mechanism in communication with the electronic control device:
adding the dose of the reactant represented by the adjusted output variable to the process medium;
determining second digital values for the output analyte concentration or analyte load at the system output using a second measuring device disposed at or near the system output;
determining deviation values representative of a deviation of the output analyte concentration or analyte load at the system output from the input analyte concentration or analyte load at the system input, the deviation values determined from the first digital values and the second digital values using the electronic control device; and
using at least one of the deviation values and at least one of the set values to determine a second proportionality factor using the electronic control device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,371

INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD, INFORMATION NOTIFICATION DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information notification method performed by an information notification device comprising: a receiver that receives data from a time display device; and a display, the information notification method comprising:acquiring log data of the time display device from the time display device by the receiver;
determining a usage status of the time display device based on the acquired log data; and
providing, via the display, information corresponding to the determined usage status of the time display device;
wherein
the determining comprises determining whether or not a voltage of a battery of the time display device continues to be less than a voltage reference value in a status determination reference period; and
the providing comprises providing a first notification if the voltage of the battery of the time display device is determined to continue to be less than the voltage reference value during the status determination reference period;
the determining further comprises determining whether or not the voltage of the battery of the time display device further continues to be less than the voltage reference value in the status determination reference period after providing the first notification; and
the providing further comprises providing a second notification if the voltage of the battery of the time display device is determined to further continue to be less than the voltage reference value in the status determination reference period after providing the first notification.

US Pat. No. 10,509,362

ELECTRIC APPARATUS THAT DETERMINES TYPE OF ATTACHMENT UNIT AND PERFORMS OPERATIONS USING THE ATTACHMENT UNIT

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an attachment mechanism to which an attachment unit is detachably attachable;
a first processor configured to perform a determination operation to determine whether or not an attachment unit attached to the attachment mechanism is of a genuine type, and transmit a determination result of the determination operation; and
a second processor configured to:
send a command to the first processor to start the determination operation;
upon sending the command, start a first print preparation associated with the genuine type, the first print preparation including a first setting of a toner fixing temperature;
perform a printing operation using a print setting made through the first print preparation when the determination result indicates that the attachment unit attached to the attachment mechanism is of the genuine type; and
perform a second print preparation that includes a second setting of the toner fixing temperature different from the first setting and perform a printing operation using a print setting made through the second print preparation when the determination result indicates that the attachment unit attached to the attachment mechanism is not of the genuine type.

US Pat. No. 10,509,345

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING CURL OF PAPER

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:fixing means for transporting a sheet of paper carrying an unfixed image through a nip part to fix the unfixed image to the sheet, the nip part applying heat and pressure to the sheet;
a pair of transport rollers that first pinches and transports the sheet after the sheet leaves the nip part of the fixing means;
a first guide means for guiding transport of the sheet, the first guide means coming into contact with a first side of the sheet at a position closer to the fixing means than is the pair of transport rollers after the sheet leaves the nip part; and
a second guide means for guiding transport of the sheet, the second guide means coming into contact with a second side of the sheet at a position closer to the fixing means than is the pair of transport rollers after the sheet leaves the nip part, the second side being opposite to the first side,
wherein the first guide means has a recess serving as a guide part, the recess being recessed in a direction away from a transport path of the sheet, and
wherein the second guide means has a bending part serving as a guide part, the bending part having a shape of a circular arc in cross-section, the bending part being disposed such that at least a portion of the bending part lies inside the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,509,335

COVER MEMBER, CONVEYING APPARATUS, LITHOGRAPHY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ARTICLE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A conveying apparatus for conveying a holding portion that includes a holding surface where the holding portion holds a substrate, the conveying apparatus comprising:a conveying portion configured to convey the holding portion, and a cover member that covers a first surface on an opposite side of the holding surface of the holding portion; and
an attaching and detaching portion configured to attach and detach the holding portion to and from the cover member,
wherein the cover member is configured to be fixed to the holding portion while the first surface and the cover member are in contact with each other,
wherein the conveying portion conveys the holding portion and the cover member to a movable moving unit configured to hold the holding portion while having the first surface and the cover member be in contact with each other,
wherein the conveying portion conveys the cover member from the moving unit, and
wherein the attaching and detaching portion conveys the holding portion to the moving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,509,325

POSITION MEASUREMENT OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS IN A LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A lithographic apparatus, comprising:a projection system comprising a plurality of optical elements configured to project a beam of radiation onto a radiation sensitive substrate; and
a metrology frame structure comprising a part of one or more optical element measurement systems to measure a position and/or an orientation of at least one of the optical elements,
wherein:
the plurality of optical elements, a patterning device stage, and a substrate stage are configured so that, in a two dimensional view on the projection system, a rectangle envelops the plurality of optical elements, the patterning device stage, and the substrate stage;
the rectangle is as small as possible;
the metrology frame structure is positioned within the rectangle;
the plurality of optical elements comprises an outer group of optical elements surrounding the metrology frame structure; and
most or all of the optical elements comprise grazing incidence mirrors.

US Pat. No. 10,509,323

EDGE-EXPOSURE TOOL WITH AN ULTRAVIOLET (UV) LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for edge exposure, the method comprising:receiving a workpiece covered by a photosensitive layer;
exposing an edge portion of the photosensitive layer, but not a center portion of the photosensitive layer, to radiation generated by a light emitting diode (LED), wherein the edge portion of the photosensitive layer extends along an edge of the workpiece in a closed path to enclose the center portion of the photosensitive layer; and
exposing an interior portion of the photosensitive layer to the radiation without exposing the center portion of the photosensitive layer, wherein the interior portion of the photosensitive layer is surrounded by the center portion of the photosensitive layer, and wherein the workpiece is at a same location during the exposing of the edge portion of the photosensitive layer as during the exposing of the interior portion of the photosensitive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,316

POLYSULFONAMIDE REDISTRIBUTION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

1. A photoimageable composition comprising:a. At least one first polymeric aryl sulfonamide having the formula (1):
wherein R1 through R8 are the same or different and are hydrogen, branched or unbranched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl groups of 1-16 carbon atoms with or without one or more heteroatoms substituted into the chain, substituted or unsubstituted aromatic groups, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaromatic group, substituted or unsubstituted fused aromatic or fused heteroaromatic group, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl groups with or without one or more heteroatoms substituted into cyclic ring, halogens, chalcogens, pnictogens, oxides of sulfur, oxides of phosphorous, silicon, and oxides of silicon; Y is an aromatic group or a chain of aromatic groups, X is a chemical bond, a carbonyl group, a chalcogen, pnictogen, oxide of sulfur, oxide of phosphorous, silicon, or oxide of silicon;b. At least one crosslinking component,
c. At least one photoacid generator, and
d. At least one solvent;wherein the composition has a dielectric constant less than 4.0 when processed.

US Pat. No. 10,509,314

RESIST COMPOSITION AND PATTERNING PROCESS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

16. A resist composition comprising a base polymer and a sulfonium or iodonium salt having the formula (A):wherein the circle RA is a C3-C12 cyclic hydrocarbon group which may contain an ether, ester, thiol, sulfone moiety or double bond and may be a bridged ring, or a C6-C10 aryl group,R1 is hydrogen or a straight, branched or cyclic C1-C6 alkyl group,
m is an integer of 0 to 5,
R2 is selected from the group consisting of straight, branched or cyclic C1-C6 alkyl, acetyl, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, n-propyloxycarbonyl, isopropyloxycarbonyl, t-butoxycarbonyl, t-pentyloxycarbonyl, methylcyclopentyloxycarbonyl, ethylcyclopentyloxycarbonyl, methylcyclohexyloxycarbonyl, ethylcyclohexyloxycarbonyl, 9-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl, allyloxycarbonyl, phenyl, benzyl, naphthyl, naphthylmethyl, methoxymethyl, ethoxymethyl, propoxymethyl, and butoxymethyl,
R3 is a straight, branched or cyclic C1-C24 alkylene group which may contain a hydroxyl, alkoxy, ether, ester, sulfonic acid ester, cyano moiety, halogen atom, double bond, triple bond or aromatic moiety, with the proviso that the ?-carbon attached to SO3? in formula (A) is not substituted with fluorine,
A+ is a sulfonium cation having the formula (B) or iodonium cation having the formula (C):
wherein R4, R5 and R6 are each independently a straight, branched or cyclic C1-C12 alkyl or oxoalkyl group, a straight, branched or cyclic C2-C12 alkenyl or oxoalkenyl group, C6-C20 aryl group, or C7-C12 aralkyl or aryloxoalkyl group, in which at least one hydrogen may be substituted by a substituent containing an ether, ester, carbonyl, carbonate, hydroxyl, carboxyl, halogen, cyano, amide, nitro, sultone, sulfonic acid ester, sulfone, thiol moiety or sulfonium salt,R7 and R8 are each independently a C6-C20 aryl group in which at least one hydrogen may be substituted by a straight, branched or cyclic C1-C10 alkyl or alkoxy moiety.

US Pat. No. 10,509,313

IMPRINT RESIST WITH FLUORINATED PHOTOINITIATOR AND SUBSTRATE PRETREATMENT FOR REDUCING FILL TIME IN NANOIMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A nanoimprint lithography method comprising:disposing a pretreatment composition on a nanoimprint lithography substrate to form a pretreatment coating on the nanoimprint lithography substrate, wherein the pretreatment composition comprises a first polymerizable component;
disposing discrete portions of imprint resist on the pretreatment coating, each discrete portion of the imprint resist covering a target area of the nanoimprint lithography substrate, wherein the imprint resist is a polymerizable composition and comprises a fluorinated photoinitiator;
forming a composite polymerizable coating on the nanoimprint lithography substrate as each discrete portion of the imprint resist spreads beyond its target area, wherein the composite polymerizable coating comprises a mixture of the pretreatment composition and the imprint resist;
contacting the composite polymerizable coating with a surface of a nanoimprint lithography template; and
polymerizing the composite polymerizable coating to yield a composite polymeric layer on the nanoimprint lithography substrate,
wherein the interfacial surface energy between the pretreatment composition and air exceeds the interfacial surface energy between the imprint resist and air by at least 0.5 mN/m.

US Pat. No. 10,509,308

COMPUTING DEVICE AND INPUT DEVICE THEREOF

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. An input device, comprising:a control unit in communication with a computing device, wherein when the input device is operated by a user, the control unit generates a control signal to the computing device;
a light source emitting plural light beams;
a projection plate comprising a pattern;
a casing, wherein the control unit, the light source and the projection plate are accommodated within the casing; and
a connecting port,
wherein after the plural light beams are transmitted through the projection plate, an image corresponding to the pattern is projected outside the casing and formed on a projection surface that is located outside the casing, and wherein the image formed on the projection surface indicates an information about the connecting port.

US Pat. No. 10,509,297

CONTINUOUS BEAM STEERING WITH MULTIPLE-GATED RECONFIGURABLE METASURFACES

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A structure comprising:a back reflector;
a first gate dielectric on the back reflector;
a transparent index-change layer on the first gate dielectric, the transparent index-change layer having an electrically tunable refractive index;
a second gate dielectric on the transparent index-change layer;
an antenna on the second gate dielectric,
a first electric conductor connecting the transparent index-change layer and the back reflector, the first electric conductor configured to apply a first voltage bias between the transparent index-change layer and the back reflector; and
a second electric conductor connecting the transparent index-change layer and the antenna, the second electric conductor configured to apply a second voltage bias between the transparent index-change layer and the antenna,
wherein:
the first voltage bias is configured to generate a first charge accumulation layer or first charge depletion layer between the transparent index-change layer and the first gate dielectric, and
the second voltage bias is configured to generate a second charge accumulation layer or second charge depletion layer between the transparent index-change layer and the second gate dielectric.

US Pat. No. 10,509,280

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A liquid crystal panel, comprising a plurality of color resist blocks and a plurality of spacers respectively arranged at one side of the color resist blocks, each of the color resist blocks comprising a first zone and a second zone arranged in sequence in a first direction, the plurality of color resist blocks comprising a first color resist block, a second color resist block, and a third color resist block arranged in sequence in the first direction, the first zone of the third color resist block being formed with a first through hole, the third color resist block comprising a first extension section extending from the second zone of the third color resist block, the first extension section extending in the first direction, the plurality of spacers comprising a first spacer, the first spacer being set at a location corresponding to the first extension section or the second zone of the third color resist block, andwherein the first zone of the first color resist block and the second zone of the second color resist block are formed with a second through hole and a third through hole, respectively, and the plurality of spacers further comprise a second spacer and a third spacer, the second spacer and the third spacer being set at locations corresponding, respectively, to the second zone of the first color resist block and the first zone of the second color resist block.

US Pat. No. 10,509,270

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of pixels:
a switching element arranged in each of the pixels;
a signal line electrically connected to the switching element;
a pixel electrode electrically connected to the switching element through a contact portion and arranged in each of the pixels;
a common electrode opposed to the pixel electrode; and
a metal wiring extending in a direction crossing an extending direction of the signal line,
wherein
the switching element includes a first switching element and a second switching element,
the pixel electrode includes a first pixel electrode electrically connected to the first switching element through a first contact portion and a second pixel electrode electrically connected to the second switching element through a second contact portion,
the common electrode comprises a slit which extends in the extending direction of the signal line and overlaps the signal line,
the common electrode includes a plurality of openings arranged in the direction crossing the extending direction of the signal line,
the first contact portion and the second contact portion are in one of the openings, and
the metal wiring is arranged on and in contact with the common electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,509,268

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:a first translucent substrate;
a second translucent substrate facing the first translucent substrate;
a liquid crystal layer including polymer dispersed liquid crystal sealed between the first translucent substrate and the second translucent substrate;
at least one light emitter facing at least one of a side surface of the first translucent substrate or a side surface of the second translucent substrate; and
a display controller that controls transmittance of light passing through the first translucent substrate and the second translucent substrate; and
a first electrode and a second electrode with the liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, wherein
a non-light-emitting period in which the at least one light emitter does not emit light is provided between a plurality of light-emitting periods in which the at least one light emitter emits light,
a first period of the light-emitting periods in which the at least one light emitter emits light of a first color is a first sub-frame period; a second period of the light-emitting periods in which the at least one light emitter emits light of a second color is a second sub-frame period; and a third period of the light-emitting periods in which the at least one light emitter emits light of a third color is a third sub-frame period, and
the display controller sequentially applies a first voltage to the first electrode according to a gradation value of a color of an image in synchronization with the emission of the light of the first color, the light of the second color, or the light of the third color, and applies a second voltage to the first electrode during the non-light-emitting period.

US Pat. No. 10,509,266

PHOTO ALIGNMENT BENCH, PHOTOALIGNMENT DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

19. A method for controlling a photo alignment device to perform photo alignment, comprising:providing a photo alignment device comprising:
a photo alignment bench comprising:
a platform for supporting a substrate to be aligned;
a plurality of photosensitive resistors on a side of the platform, wherein the photosensitive resistors allow placing the substrate to be aligned; and
a signal transmitter and a signal receiver,
wherein the signal transmitter and the signal receiver are each electrically connected with an end of each photosensitive resistor,
wherein the signal transmitter is adapted for transmitting an initial electric signal to the photosensitive resistors, and
wherein the signal receiver is adapted for receiving an electric signal output from the photosensitive resistors; and
an alignment light source, wherein the alignment light source comprises a linear light source and is configured to emit light towards the photo alignment bench,
wherein either the photo alignment bench or the alignment light source is configured to reciprocate with respect to the other in a linear direction, a length direction of the alignment light source being perpendicular to the linear direction;
controlling a signal transmitter to transmit an initial electric signal;
controlling the alignment light source to emit light towards the photo alignment bench;
controlling one of the photo alignment bench and the alignment light source to move with respect to the other in a linear direction; and
controlling the signal receiver to receive an electric signal output from the photosensitive resistors and adjusting based on the output electric signal at least one of:
a light intensity of the alignment light source, and
a moving speed of the alignment light source in the linear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,509,255

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL COMPRISING A COMPOSITE POLARIZING LAYER HAVING A FIRST POLARIZING LAYER AND A SECOND POLARIZING LAYER THAT COVERS A GROOVE FORMED IN A BLACK MATRIX IN A NON-DISPLAY AREA AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A liquid crystal panel, comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate opposite to each other,
liquid crystals and a sealant disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the liquid crystal panel has a display area and a non-display area, the first substrate is provided with a black matrix in which a groove is provided, the groove separating the sealant from the display area,
wherein the first substrate further comprises a base substrate and a composite polarizer arranged on a surface of the base substrate away from the second substrate, wherein the composite polarizer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive adhered to the surface of the base substrate away from the second substrate, a first support layer, a composite polarizing layer and a second support layer, wherein the composite polarizing layer comprises a first polarizing layer covering the base substrate and a second polarizing layer that is in the non-display area and covers the groove, wherein a light transmission axis of the first polarizing layer is perpendicular to that of the second polarizing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,247

BACK PANEL ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel; and
a back panel assembly comprising:
a back panel; and
a circuit board disposed on the back panel;
wherein the back panel comprises:
a first plate;
a second plate opposite to the first plate; and
an insulating material layer interposed between the first and second plates,
wherein the second plate comprises a cutout portion such that the insulating material layer comprises an exposed portion exposed by the cutout portion,
wherein the circuit board is disposed on the exposed portion of the insulation material layer,
wherein a fixing member is formed on the exposed portion of the insulation material layer and configured to fix the circuit board, and
wherein the fixing member comprises a snap structure, and the circuit board is provided with a first hole cooperating with the snap structure, the fixing member being made of a same material as that of the insulating material layer and being formed integrally with the insulating material layer by molding,
wherein the display panel is positioned on a side of the first plate of the back panel, and the circuit board is configured to control the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,509,246

DISPLAY PANEL AND DRIVING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a base substrate;
a dielectric layer disposed on the base substrate;
a refractive index variable layer disposed on a side of the dielectric layer away from the base substrate;
a color filter layer disposed on a side of the dielectric layer away from the refractive index variable layer; and
a reflective layer disposed on a side of the color filter layer away from the dielectric layer,
wherein a side of the refractive index variable layer away from the base substrate is a light incident side; the refractive index variable layer is in contact with the dielectric layer and has a contact surface with the dielectric layer, and the refractive index variable layer is configured to change a refractive index thereof so that light entering from the light incident side is totally reflected or transmitted at the contact surface,
the color filter layer comprises a black filter and/or a chromatic filter for display.

US Pat. No. 10,509,239

ACCESSORY MOUNT FOR GOGGLES

Symbiotic, LLC, Elsmere,...

1. An accessory mount for attaching to goggles worn on the face, the goggles comprising an inner strap and an outer strap, and the accessory mount comprising a body and a mounting structure, wherein:the body comprises a facial section, a cushion, an inner slit, and an outer slit, wherein:
the inner slit is configured such that the inner strap of the goggles is capable of being inserted through the inner slit;
the outer slit is configured such that the outer strap of the goggles is capable of being inserted through the outer slit;
the facial section is contoured to fit the face; and
the cushion is affixed to a surface of the facial section and is configured to rest against the face; and
the mounting structure mechanically coupled to the body and is configured such that an accessory is capable of being removably affixed to the mounting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,509,214

METHOD FOR DETECTING DEFECTS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

Soitec, Bernin (FR)

1. A method for determining a size of a void-type defect in a top side of a structure comprising a top layer placed on a substrate, the defect being located in the top layer, the method comprising:a) a step of introducing the structure into a reflected darkfield microscopy device in order to generate, from a light ray scattered by the top side, a defect-related first signal and a roughness-related second signal; and
b) a step of capturing, with a plurality of pixels, the intensity of the roughness-related second signal;
c) a processing step including comparing the intensity captured by each pixel with the intensities captured by neighboring pixels and defining whether the pixel is contained in an abnormal zone;
d) a step of extracting the standard deviation of the intensity values captured by the pixels of the abnormal zone; and
e) a step of determining the actual size of the void-type defect associated with the abnormal zone, from the extracted standard deviation of the intensity values captured by the pixels contained in the abnormal zone, the determining step being carried out by applying a correlation curve relating the standard deviation of the intensity values captured by the pixels contained in the abnormal zone and size of the void-type defects.

US Pat. No. 10,509,207

CAMERA SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE, MIRROR REPLACEMENT SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH CAMERA SYSTEM, AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH SYSTEM

1. A mirror replacement system, wherein the mirror replacement system is part of a commercial vehicle, and comprising a camera system for a vehicle, wherein the camera system comprises a capturing unit including an optical element and an image sensor having an image sensor surface and adapted to capture a section of a vehicle environment,wherein
the optical element has a distortion with a distortion curve r=f(?), wherein r is the distance from an object point depicted on the image sensor surface to the intersection point of the optical axis with the image sensor surface, and a is the angle between the optical axis of the optical element and the beam incident in the optical element from the object point,
the distortion curve r=f(?) for rw=f (?w) has a turning point (?w; rw) within 0 for the curvature of the distortion curve
r?=f?(?)<0 for 0° r?=f??(?)>0 for ?w wherein:
the capturing unit is adapted to capture at least one of the field of vision of a main mirror, or the field of vision of a wide angle mirror on a side of the commercial vehicle, or the field of vision of a (close-)proximity mirror, or the field of a front mirror, the capturing unit is prefer-ably adapted to capture both the field of vision of a main mirror and the field of vision of a wide angle mirror on the same side of the commercial vehicle,
the optical axis of the optical element of the capturing unit intersects the field of vision or one of the fields of vision,
the optical axis of the optical element crosses one of the fields of vision in an intersection point (S) at a maximal distance of 5 m to a lateral boundary line of the vehicle, where-in the lateral boundary line is an intersecting line of a plane in parallel to the central longitudinal plane of the vehicle, which plane passes through a lateral outermost point of the vehicle, with the horizontal plane road.

US Pat. No. 10,509,194

DUAL CAMERA MODULE AND OPTICAL DEVICE COMPRISING A MAGNET DISPOSED BETWEEN TWO COILS

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

1. A dual camera module, comprising:a substrate;
a first image sensor disposed on the substrate;
a second image sensor disposed on the substrate and spaced apart from the first image sensor,
a housing disposed above the substrate;
a first bobbin disposed above the first image sensor in the housing;
a second bobbin disposed above the second image sensor in the housing;
a first coil disposed on the first bobbin;
a second coil disposed on the second bobbin;
a first magnet disposed between the first coil and the second coil and facing the first coil and the second coil;
a first elastic member coupled to the first bobbin and the housing; and
a second elastic member coupled to the second bobbin and the housing,
wherein the first elastic member comprises two first elastic units spaced apart from each other and being electrically connected to the first coil, and
wherein the second elastic member comprises two second elastic units spaced apart from each other and being electrically connected to the second coil.

US Pat. No. 10,509,165

OPTICAL TRANSPOSER ASSEMBLY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An assembly comprising:a fibre array unit optically coupled to a plurality of optical fibres;
an optical transposer including waveguides, the waveguides optically coupling the fibre array unit and a photonic integrated circuit, the photonic integrated circuit disposed independently of the optical transposer via an optical interface and
an optical gain element disposed in a well within the optical transposer, the optical gain element being optically coupled to at least one of the waveguides, the optical gain element providing optical gain to offset optical coupling loss into the at least one waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,509,163

HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL TRANSMITTER WITH A SILICON SUBSTRATE

Skorpios Technologies, In...

1. An optical transmitter using semiconductor lasers and wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM), the optical transmitter comprising:a substrate, wherein the substrate is silicon;
four gain chips integrated on the substrate;
a plurality of reflectors integrated on the substrate, wherein:
the four gain chips and the plurality of reflectors form a plurality of lasers integrated on the substrate;
there are four lasers per gain chip;
the plurality of lasers are configured to transmit on predetermined optical channels of a WDM protocol; and
each laser per gain chip operates on the same predetermined optical channel of the WDM protocol;
four modulator chips integrated on the substrate, wherein the four modulator chips modulate light generated by the plurality of lasers;
sixteen waveguides integrated on the substrate configured to guide light from the four modulator chips to four multiplexers, wherein each of the four modulator chips is optically coupled with four waveguides of the sixteen waveguides;
the four multiplexers, wherein:
the four multiplexers are integrated on the substrate; and
each of the four multiplexers is configured to receive light from four waveguides of the sixteen waveguides and combine the light from the four waveguides into an optical output; and
four optical outputs, wherein:
the four optical outputs are integrated on the substrate;
there is one optical output for each of the four multiplexers; and
each of the four optical outputs is configured to transmit light of four different frequencies to an optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,509,161

OPTICAL FIBER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical fiber including:an optical transmission medium comprising a core and a cladding;
a primary resin layer disposed in contact with the optical transmission medium to coat the optical transmission medium; and
a secondary resin layer coating the primary resin layer,
wherein 1.1 ppm or less of a phosphorus compound and 2.5% by mass or less of a phenol compound based on a total amount of the primary resin layer are contained in the primary resin layer, and
wherein a tin content of the primary resin layer is 10 to 150 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,509,145

OPTICAL DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of manufacturing an optical device, the method comprising:forming a substrate structure including a substrate, an anode layer, a cathode layer, and an intermediate layer between the anode layer and the cathode layer, the intermediate layer being one of a light-emitting layer and a light-absorbing layer;
heating a precursor to form an organic vapor under a pressure condition of from 10?4 Torr to 1 Torr; and
depositing the organic vapor on the substrate structure by organic vapor phase deposition or thermal evaporation to form an array of curved structures by crystallization of the organic vapors, the array of curved structures spaced apart from each other, on the substrate structure, each of the curved structures among the array of curved structures having a curved surface facing away from the surface of the substrate structure;
wherein the curved structures comprise a crystalline organic compound, and
wherein the intermediate layer either emits a first light to the curved structures based on a first voltage between the anode layer and the cathode layer or receives a second light from the curved structures to generate a second voltage between the anode layer and the cathode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,137

MONITORING METHOD AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for monitoring the exposure to radiation of medical personnel during an X-ray examination of an examination object with an X-ray apparatus, the method comprising:activating a monitoring unit, wherein activating of the monitoring unit is triggered by an activation of an X-ray source that emits an X-ray beam;
scanning, continuously by the monitoring unit a first three-dimensional volume that comprises a region that is irradiated by the X-ray beam, for objects;
detecting an object;
evaluating whether the object is a human body part that does not correspond to the examination object; and
outputting a signal or a display when a human body part is determined inside the three-dimensional volume that does not correspond to the examination object.

US Pat. No. 10,509,136

DETECTOR SYSTEMS FOR RADIATION IMAGING

Minnesota Imaging and Eng...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a front-end detector layer comprising a first array of radiation detector modules configured to image a region of interest within an object;
a back-end detector layer comprising a second array of radiation detector modules configured to image the region of interest within the object;
detector electronics configured for tracking interactions in one or both of the first and second arrays of radiation detector modules using temporal and energy resolution techniques; and
a communications link to a computer imaging system configured to image the region of interest within the object by processing readout data from the detector electronics;
wherein one or both of the front-end and back-end detector layers have temporal and spatial resolution adapted for imaging the region of interest by tracking the interactions from at least one of an x-ray or a gamma radiation source; and
wherein the detector modules in one or both of the first and second array have an edge-on geometry in which at least one of x-ray or gamma radiation are incident upon an edge of a generally planar detector area, the edge having a detector thickness defining an entrance aperture for the radiation and the generally planar area defining an attenuation distance therein.

US Pat. No. 10,509,129

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTH-RELATED ACTION DATABASE

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A method for maintaining an electronic fitness activity database using a portable fitness monitoring system, the method comprising:receiving first electronic data corresponding to a first fitness activity of a first user on a first computing device, the first computing device comprising a first microprocessor, a first display screen, a first user input, a first satellite positioning system receiver, and a first wireless communication transceiver;
identifying stored electronic data in the electronic fitness activity database in a memory of a remote computing device based on the first electronic data;
wirelessly transmitting, via the first wireless communication transceiver, the first electronic data from the first computing device to the remote computing device;
updating the electronic fitness activity database in the memory of the remote computing device with the first electronic data,
receiving second electronic data corresponding to a second fitness activity of a second user on a second computing device, the second computing device comprising a second microprocessor, a second display screen, a second user input, a second satellite positioning system receiver, and a second wireless communication transceiver;
identifying the stored electronic is data in the electronic fitness activity database in the memory of the remote computing device based on the second electronic data;
wirelessly transmitting, via the second wireless communication transceiver, the second electronic data from the second computing device to the remote computing device; and
updating the electronic fitness activity database in the memory of the remote computing device with the second electronic data,
wherein the first electronic data comprises a description of the first fitness activity, and the second electronic data comprises a description of the second fitness activity.

US Pat. No. 10,509,098

SUPPORTING THE USE OF RADIO MAPS

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising, performed by at least one apparatus:obtaining results of measurements by a mobile device on radio signals transmitted by at least one transmitter, the results of measurements comprising characteristics of the radio signals at each of a plurality of locations of measurements at a particular site, and indications of the locations of measurement;
providing the results of measurement and the indications of the locations as a basis for a generation of a radio map for use in supporting a positioning of mobile devices at the site;
detecting in addition a user input to the mobile device, the user input defining a localization area at the site that is to be covered by the radio map; and
providing in addition a representation of the defined localization area for use in connection with the radio map,
wherein the radio map is generated based on the results of the measurement and the indications of the locations, and wherein the representation of the localization area in connection with the radio map enables at least one of a determination of a degree of coverage of the radio map within the localization area or a determination of at least one indication of quality of the radio map in the localization area.

US Pat. No. 10,509,086

MAGNETIC RESONANCE FINGERPRINTING DICTIONARY GENERATION USING A SUPPLEMENTARY MAGNETIC FIELD COIL

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method of operating an instrument, wherein the instrument comprises:a magnetic resonance system for measuring dictionary magnetic resonance data from a measurement zone, wherein the magnetic resonance system comprises a magnet for generating a main magnetic field within the measurement zone; and
a test fixture for holding a test sample within the measurement zone, wherein the test fixture comprises a supplementary magnetic field coil and a magnetic resonance antenna;
wherein the method comprises the steps of repeatedly:
choosing an electrical current from a distribution of electrical currents;
supplying the electrical current to the supplementary magnetic field coil to adjust the main magnetic field within the measurement zone;
acquiring the dictionary magnetic resonance data from the test sample with the magnetic resonance antenna by controlling the magnetic resonance system with pulse sequence commands during the supplying of the electrical current to the supplementary magnetic field coil, wherein the pulse sequence commands cause the magnetic resonance system to acquire the dictionary magnetic resonance data according to a magnetic resonance fingerprinting technique, wherein the pulse sequence commands specify a train of pulse sequence repetitions, wherein each pulse sequence repetition has a repetition time chosen from a distribution of repetition times, wherein each pulse sequence repetition comprises a radio frequency pulse chosen from a distribution of radio frequency pulses, wherein the distribution of radio frequency pulses cause magnetic spins to rotate to a distribution of flip angles, and wherein each pulse sequence repetition comprises a sampling event where the magnetic resonance signal is sampled for a predetermined duration at a sampling time before the end of the pulse sequence repetition, wherein the sampling time is chosen from a distribution of sampling times, wherein the dictionary magnetic resonance data is acquired during the sampling event; and
appending the dictionary magnetic resonance data to a magnetic resonance fingerprinting dictionary.

US Pat. No. 10,509,074

ELECTRICAL TESTING APPARATUS FOR SPINTRONICS DEVICES

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A stimulus and response controller contained within a magnetic electrical test apparatus for evaluating, and characterizing at least one magnetic tunnel junction device under test (MTJ DUT), the stimulus and response controller comprising:a communication interface connected to a tester controller for receiving tester configuration instructions and test stimulus instructions from the tester controller and transmitting response results to the tester controller;
a configurable function circuit selectively configured for performing analytical and evaluation operations of the response data prior to transmission to the tester controller;
a test function configurator in communication through the communication interface with the tester controller for receiving the test configuration instructions and configured for decoding the test configuration instructions and transferring the decoded test configuration to the configurable function circuit for constituting the configurable function circuit to a function detailed in the test configuration instructions;
a stimulus memory configured for receiving test commands and instruction data from the communication interface and configured for retaining test commands and instruction data;
a stimulus waveform generator in communication with the stimulus memory for extracting the test commands and instruction data from the stimulus memory and is configured for decoding the test commands and instruction data to form a stimulus signal that is applied to a first terminal of the at least one MTJ DUT;
a response waveform receiver in communication with the at least one MTJ DUT for capturing the at least one response signal from the at least one MTJ DUT; and
a response memory in communication with the response waveform receiver for receiving the at least one response signal for retention, in communication with the stimulus waveform generator for receiving the stimulus signal and timing trace signals for retention with the response signal and in communication with the configurable function circuit for selectively transferring the stimulus signal, the response signal and timing traces signals to the configurable function circuit for performing the evaluation and characterization operations and for receiving result data from the configurable function circuit and in communication with the tester controller through the communication interface for transferring the result data to the tester controller.

US Pat. No. 10,509,066

TECHNIQUE FOR INSULATION MONITORING IN VEHICLES

1. A device for determining insulation resistances in a motor vehicle, comprising:a detection device which is configured, in at least two measuring intervals, to detect a respective operating state of at least one power converter of the motor vehicle, which is conductively connected to a traction energy store;
a measuring device with a measuring terminal, which is conductively connected or connectable to at least one DC voltage pole of an electric traction energy store of the motor vehicle, and a ground terminal, which is conductively connected or connectable to a reference potential of the motor vehicle, wherein the measuring device is configured, in the at least two measuring intervals, to respectively measure a conductance between the measuring terminal and a ground terminal; and
a calculation device, which is configured to determine the insulation resistances as a function of at least two measured conductances and at least two operating states detected.

US Pat. No. 10,509,064

IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT THROUGH WAVEFORM MONITORING

Tektronix, Inc., Beavert...

1. A method of determining electrical input impedance of a Device Under Test (DUT) in a network including a waveform generator structured to provide waveform information of a test waveform at an output of the waveform generator, and a waveform monitor having an input coupled to the output of the waveform generator, the method comprising:coupling the output of the waveform generator to a load matching a cable load;
measuring a first voltage of the test waveform at one or more frequencies;
coupling the output of the waveform generator to an open load;
measuring a second voltage of the test waveform at the same one or more frequencies;
coupling the output of the waveform generator to the DUT through a cable having the same load as the cable load;
measuring a third voltage of the test waveform at the same one or more frequencies; and
determining the input impedance of the DUT from the measured voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,509,059

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING CURRENT

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. An apparatus for detecting a current flowing through an inductor, the apparatus comprising:a charging stage having one end connected to a power source and another end connected to an inductor and configured to operate in accordance with a first operating phase to charge the inductor with a current;
a discharging stage having one end connected to the inductor and another end connected to ground potential and configured to operate in accordance with a second operating phase which is opposite to the first operating phase to discharge the current charged in the inductor; and
a detecting stage configured to detect a magnitude of a current flowing through the inductor based on a first output voltage output from a first output node of the charging stage when the inductor is charged by the charging stage or on a second output voltage output from a second output node of the discharging stage when the inductor is discharged by the discharging stage,
wherein the detecting stage comprises:
a sensing resistor;
a feedback resistor;
an output terminal transistor; and
a differential amplifier comprising a first input terminal connected to the first output node or the second output node, a second input terminal connected to one end of the feedback resistor, and an output terminal connected to the output terminal transistor,
wherein a resistance value of the feedback resistor is set so that voltages at the first input terminal and the second input terminal of the differential amplifier are the same,
wherein the apparatus further comprises a switching element at one end of the first input terminal of the differential amplifier, and the switching element operates according to the first operating phase or the second operating phase.

US Pat. No. 10,509,055

METHOD FOR CONTACTING AT LEAST TWO METAL ELECTRODES AND ARRANGEMENT

1. An arrangement, comprising:a body of sintered ceramic, the body having a front face and a rear face and two cavities disposed in the front face, each of the two cavities having a through-hole leading from the respective cavity, through the body, to the rear face;
two metal electrodes, wherein each metal electrode is disposed in a cavity of the two cavities in the body such that a front end face of each metal electrode is essentially plan-parallel to the front face of the body;
two electrical cables, wherein each electrical cable extends from outside the body into the rear face of the body and into a through-hole of the two through-holes; and
a solder paste or an electrically conductive adhesive disposed in each through-hole such that the solder paste or electrically conductive adhesive connects each cable with the respective metal electrode electrically and mechanically,
wherein the two metal electrodes are embodied as hollow cylinders, each hollow cylinder having a height and a wall thickness, wherein the height of each hollow cylinder is substantially equal to its wall thickness, wherein the two hollow cylinders are disposed concentrically.

US Pat. No. 10,509,052

SMART VIBRATION WAFER WITH OPTIONAL INTEGRATION WITH SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING TOOL

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system comprising:a test wafer, the test wafer including:
a platform, the platform sized to be carried by an end effector of a wafer handling robot in a semiconductor processing tool,
a first accelerometer, and
a second accelerometer; and
a controller including one or more processors and a memory operably connected with the one or more processors, wherein:
the first accelerometer and the second accelerometer are biaxial or triaxial accelerometers,
the first accelerometer and the second accelerometer are positioned on the platform at spaced-apart locations along a common axis that crosses the center of gravity of the test wafer when viewed along a direction perpendicular to the platform, and
the memory stores computer-executable instructions for controlling the one or more processors to:
obtain acceleration data generated by the first accelerometer and the second accelerometer, wherein the acceleration data includes (a) data from the first accelerometer indicative of magnitudes of acceleration along a first axis of the first accelerometer parallel to the common axis and a second axis of the first accelerometer perpendicular to the first axis and (b) data from the second accelerometer indicative of magnitudes of acceleration along a first axis of the second accelerometer parallel to the common axis and a second axis of the second accelerometer perpendicular to the first axis, and
determine rotational acceleration in the plane of the platform about the center of gravity of the test wafer using the acceleration data.

US Pat. No. 10,509,049

METHOD OF OPERATING A LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND LABORATORY AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A method of operating a laboratory sample distribution system, the laboratory sample distribution system comprising a number of sample container carriers, the sample container carriers each comprising at least one magnetically active device and adapted to carry at least one sample container, a transport plane adapted to support the sample container carriers, and a number of electro-magnetic actuators stationary arranged below the transport plane, the electro-magnetic actuators adapted to move a corresponding sample container carrier on top of the transport plane by applying a magnetic force to the sample container carrier, the method comprising:a) activating one of the number electro-magnetic actuators to apply a magnetic force to one of the number of sample container carriers in order to cause a movement of the one sample container carrier;
b) detecting an electro-magnetic actuator calibration movement profile of the one sample container carrier;
c) determining at least one electro-magnetic actuator calibration parameter for the one electro-magnetic actuator in response to the electro-magnetic actuator calibration movement profile; and
d) operating the one electro-magnetic actuator according to the at least one determined electro-magnetic actuator calibration parameter, when the one electro-magnetic actuator is activated a next time.

US Pat. No. 10,509,048

BLOOD TEST APPARATUS

NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,...

1. A blood test apparatus comprising:a test section configured to perform a predetermined test with respect to blood specimens contained in a plurality of blood collecting tubes held by a first rack representing a first color and blood specimens contained in a plurality of blood collecting tubes held by a second rack representing a second color which is different from the first color;
a carry-out section at which the first rack and the second rack are disposed after the test is finished; and
a display section adjacent to the carry-out section and configured to display a result screen showing a result of the test,
wherein the result screen includes:
a first region displayed in a position corresponding to a position of the first rack in the carry-out section, and presenting the first color;
a second region displayed in a position corresponding to a position of the second rack in the carry-out section, and presenting the second color;
a plurality of first symbols displayed in the first region at positions corresponding to positions of the blood collecting tubes held in the first rack; and
a plurality of second symbols displayed in the second region at positions corresponding to positions of the blood collecting tubes held in the second rack; and
wherein a displayed appearance of each of the first symbols and the second symbols is changed in accordance with the result of the test.

US Pat. No. 10,509,039

INTEGRATED PHOSPHOR NANOPARTICLE MARKING AGENT, AND FLUORESCENT IMMUNOSTAINING EMPLOYING SAME

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A phosphor-integrated nanoparticle labeling agent comprising a set composed of:a probe biological substance which is linked to a first binding group substance via a polymer-derived spacer having a length of 30 ? to 1,000 ?, the probe being capable of specifically binding to a biomolecule, wherein the probe biological substance is an antibody, the polymer-derived spacer is a polyethylene glycol (PEG), and the probe biological substance and the first binding group substance are covalently linked to the polymer-derived spacer; and
a phosphor-integrated nanoparticle which comprises a second binding group substance capable of specifically binding to said first binding group substance, the phosphor-integrated nanoparticle being a melamine resin particle having a fluorescent dye immobilized inside or on a surface of the particle, and the surface of the particle having a surface amination treatment via formic acid and aminopropyltrimethoxysilane.

US Pat. No. 10,509,018

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING ASSAYS AND HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING

California Institute of T...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a microfluidic device comprising flow channels;
b) providing a sample, wherein the sample comprises cells;
c) introducing the sample into a plurality of said flow channels of the microfluidic device so as to store the cells in a plurality of holding areas, such that there are a plurality of said holding areas in which a single cell is retained wherein each holding area is a segment of a flow channel formed by actuation of at least two valves;
d) detecting said single cells in the microfluidic device; and
e) treating said single cells with a detergent.

US Pat. No. 10,509,009

SENSOR CONTROL APPARATUS AND SENSOR CONTROL SYSTEM

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

1. A sensor control apparatus configured for connection to a gas sensor, the gas sensor including an electromotive force cell having a first solid electrolyte body and a pair of first electrodes formed on the first solid electrolyte body and a pump cell having a second solid electrolyte body and a pair of second electrodes formed on the second solid electrolyte body and which detects a particular gas component contained in a gas under measurement, the sensor control apparatus comprising:current control means for controlling pump current flowing between the pair of second electrodes such that an electromotive force cell voltage generated between the pair of first electrodes becomes equal to a target voltage;
pump current detection means for detecting the pump current;
voltage setting means for setting the target voltage to a first target voltage, a second target voltage, and a third target voltage, in this order, the first target voltage being a voltage at which moisture contained in the gas under measurement does not substantially dissociate and which is used when the particular gas component is detected, the second target voltage being a voltage at which moisture contained in the gas under measurement dissociates, the third target voltage being lower than the first target voltage,
control means for detecting humidity of the gas under measurement based on a difference between the pump current when the target voltage is the first target voltage and the pump current when the target voltage is the second target voltage,
wherein the control means causes the pump current detection means to detect the pump current when a predetermined time has elapsed after the target voltage has been changed from the third target voltage to the first target voltage by the voltage setting means, and
wherein the first, second, and third target voltages are positive voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,509,003

CONDUCTIVITY SENSOR AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF A LIQUID MEDIUM

KROHNE MESSTECHNIK GMBH, ...

1. A conductivity sensor for measuring the electrical conductivity of a liquid medium comprising:at least a first coil,
a current source connected to the first coil,
a control and evaluation unit,
at least a first electrode and a second electrode, and
at least one voltage measuring unit, the voltage measuring unit being connected to the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the control and evaluation unit is connected to the current source and to the at least one voltage measuring unit,
wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are arranged out of electrical contact with the first coil, and
wherein at least one electrically insulating unit is provided, the electrically insulating unit having an inner space and an outer space, the inner space being open, wherein the first coil surrounds the electrically insulating unit and the first coil and the first electrode and the second electrode are arranged parallel to one another along the electrically insulating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,990

AUTOMATED AND ACCURATE DROP DELAY FOR FLOW CYTOMETRY

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method of selecting a desired drop delay in a flow cytometer, wherein the desired drop delay is representative of an elapsed time between when particles pass through an interrogation point in a stream formed by the flow cytometer and when a droplet containing the particles separates from the stream at a droplet separation point, the method comprising:operating the flow cytometer to provide a stream with calibration particles to form droplets during a plurality of drop delay periods that each have a different selected drop delay from a range of potential selected drop delays, wherein the selected drop delay governs the timing of intervals when a charge is applied to the stream during the drop delay period by the flow cytometer to create charged droplets;
deflecting the charged droplets during the plurality of drop delay periods;
collecting non-deflected droplets during each drop delay period in waste tubing to form a waste stream in the waste tubing;
illuminating the waste stream in the waste tubing to cause scattered light or fluorescent emissions of the calibration particles in the waste stream associated with each drop delay period;
sensing the scattered light or fluorescent emissions from the calibration particles with a detector in association with each drop delay period;
collecting data regarding a number of calibration particles sensed in the waste stream in association with each of the plurality of drop delay periods using the sensed scattered light or fluorescent emissions;
determining which selected drop delay from the range of potential selected drop delays results in the lowest rate of calibration particles in the waste stream based on the number of calibration particles sensed in the waste stream; and
using the determined selected drop delay from the range of potential selected drop delays as the desired drop delay.

US Pat. No. 10,508,983

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A BLOOD COUNT AND DETERMINING THE MORPHOLOGY OF A BLOOD SMEAR

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. A device for counting blood cells in a sample of whole blood, said device comprising:a first imaging system that measures an absorbance or a reflectance value of light attributable to hemoglobin in a plurality of red blood cells to determine an optical density for a blood smear;
a computer comprising a processor and a computer-readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to:
(a) measure an absorbance or a reflectance value of light attributable to hemoglobin in a plurality of red blood cells in the blood smear on the slide to determine an optical density for the blood smear;
(b) identify an analysis area of the blood smear that has a suitable thickness for analysis;
(c) determine an optical density of the entire blood smear;
(d) count a plurality of blood cells in the analysis area; and
(e) determine a volume of the sample that is present in the analysis area by calculating a ratio of the optical density of the analysis area to the optical density of the entire blood smear and multiplying the ratio by the volume of the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,508,982

PARTICLE SENSOR AND PARTICLE SENSING METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A particle sensor, comprising:an input,
wherein the input is configured to receive a gas flow,
wherein the gas flow comprises entrained particles;
an electrostatic particle charging section, the electrostatic particle charging section comprising an ionization electrode within an ionization chamber,
wherein the gas flow passes past the ionization chamber and partially enters the ionization chamber,
wherein the electrostatic particle charging section is configured to charge particles in the ionization chamber;
a particle precipitation section,
wherein the particle precipitation section is configured to precipitate the charged particles;
a sensor circuit,
wherein the sensor circuit is arranged to detect the precipitated particles to produce a sensor signal;
a flow sensor arrangement,
wherein the flow sensor arrangement is arranged to produce a flow signal,
wherein the flow signal is representative of an amount of gas flow between the outside of the ionization chamber and the inside of the ionization chamber; and
a controller,
wherein the controller is arranged to control a gas flow rate through the particle sensor based on the flow signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,968

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IN-SERVICE TANK INSPECTIONS

Square Robot, Inc., Bost...

1. A system to inspect a tank containing a flammable fluid, comprising:a vehicle comprising a battery, a pressure switch, a control unit, a propeller, an inspection device having one or more conductors, and a ranging device;
the pressure switch closing an electronic circuit between the control unit and the battery responsive to the pressure switch detecting an ambient pressure greater than a minimum threshold;
the battery of the vehicle providing, responsive to closing of the electronic circuit by the pressure switch, power to the control unit, the propeller, the inspection device, and the ranging device;
the control unit generating, based on data received from the ranging device, a map of the tank, and determining a first position of the vehicle on the map of the tank;
the inspection device receiving, from the control unit responsive to identifying the first position of the vehicle on the map of the tank based on data from the ranging device, a command to initiate inspection at the first position on the map;
the inspection device changing, responsive to the command to initiate inspection, a magnetic field in the one or more conductors to induce loops of electric current that extend towards a portion of the tank corresponding to the first position on the map;
the inspection device detecting values corresponding to the induced loops of electric current at the portion of the tank corresponding to the first position on the map;
the inspection device providing, to the control unit, data comprising the detected values;
the control unit determining a quality metric at the portion of the tank corresponding to the first position of the vehicle on the map, and storing, in a memory of the vehicle, the quality metric; and
the propeller of the vehicle moving, responsive to a second command from the control unit, the vehicle through the flammable fluid in the tank towards a second position on the map.

US Pat. No. 10,508,963

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR KNOCK RECOGNITION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

10. A processor configured for knock recognition of an internal combustion engine, the processor configured to:Fourier transform, weight in frequency-dependent fashion, and sum a signal of a knock sensor to produce a first knock signal; and
determine, based on a multiplicity of first knock signals considered together, a concentration point of the multiplicity of the first knock signals, and subtract a first offset value from the first knock signal to form a second knock signal, the first offset value being ascertained from the concentration point of the multiplicity of the first knock signals, wherein when the second knock signal has a value below zero, the second knock signal is set to a value of zero, and the device is configured to evaluate the second knock signal as knocking or non-knocking;
wherein each one of the multiplicity of the first knock signals is produced based on a different signal of the knock sensor, the different signal being Fourier-transformed, weighted in frequency dependent fashion, and summed to produce the one of the multiplicity of the first knock signals, and
wherein the concentration point is determined using a best-fit line through measurement points.

US Pat. No. 10,508,951

HIGH RESOLUTION BROADBAND MONOLITHIC SPECTROMETER AND METHOD

Nederlandse Organisatie v...

1. A monolithic spectrometer for spectrally resolving light, the monolithic spectrometer comprising a body of solid material having optical surfaces configured to guide the light along an optical path inside the body, the optical surfaces comprising:an entry surface configured to receive the light to enter into the body as an entry beam;
a collimating surface configured to receive the entry beam and to reflect the entry beam as a collimated beam;
a grating surface configured to receive the collimated beam and to reflect diffracted beams in different directions according to a wavelength dependent diffraction angle;
a first focusing section configured to receive at least part of a first diffracted beam of the diffracted beams, the received at least part of the first diffracted beam having a first wavelength, the first focusing section having a first continuously functional optical shape to focus all received parts of the first diffracted beam onto a first focal position in an imaging plane outside the body;
a second focusing section configured to receive at least part of a second diffracted beam of the diffracted beams, the received at least part of the second diffracted beam having a second wavelength that is distinct from the first wavelength, the second focusing section having a second continuously functional optical shape to focus all received parts of the second diffracted beam onto a second focal position in the imaging plane, the second focal position being distinct from the first focal position, wherein the second continuously functional optical shape is separated from the first continuously functional optical shape by an optical discontinuity there between; and
an exit surface of an exiting part of the light exiting the body, the exit surface being arranged in the optical path inside the body between:
the first focusing section and the second focusing section, and
the imaging plane;
wherein the optical path inside the body defines a two dimensional plane of the body transverse to the optical surfaces,
wherein the optical discontinuity extends transverse to the two dimensional plane of the body,
wherein light focused onto the imaging place by the first focusing section has an average angle of incidence that is smaller than an average angle of incidence of light focused onto the imaging place by the second focusing section, and
wherein the first focusing section spans a larger opening angle than an opening angle of the second focusing section.

US Pat. No. 10,508,941

FLOW SENSOR

SENSIRION AG, Staefa ZH ...

1. A flow sensor, comprising:a semiconductor module on which a temperature sensing means and a heat source are arranged,
a flow channel for guiding the fluid medium in a flow direction, and
a wall delimiting the flow channel, wherein said heat source and said temperature sensing means are configured such that they are in thermal contact with said wall,
wherein
said wall comprises a glass member and a metal member, wherein the glass member is connected to the metal member such that said flow channel is formed, wherein the glass member is arranged between the semiconductor module and the metal member, and wherein the metal member comprises two neighbouring through holes each extending from a first side of the metal member to a second side of the metal member, wherein one of said through holes forms an inlet and the other one forms an outlet of said flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,938

FIBER OPTICAL FABRY-PEROT FLOW TEST DEVICE AND TEST METHOD WITH LOCAL BENDING DIVERSION STRUCTURE

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A fiber optical Fabry-Perot flow test device with local bending diversion structure, consisting of a main body, wherein the main body comprises an inlet flange, a test tube and an outlet flange which are successively connected from left to right, the test tube having linear ends and an arc-shaped middle portion, a fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor with a diaphragm provided at high-pressure-side and a fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor with a diaphragm provided at low-pressure-side, which are respectively arranged with an optical transmission fiber internally and are communicated with the test tube, being provided on upper and lower sides of an arc-shaped wall in the middle portion of the test tube along the symmetric axis thereof; and the fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor at high-pressure-side is connected to a first circulator which is connected to a first light source and a first optical signal demodulation system, and the first optical signal demodulation system is connected to a first linear array CCD camera, and the fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor at low-pressure-side is connected to a second circulator which is connected to a second light source and a second optical signal demodulation system, the second optical signal demodulation system is connected to a second linear array CCD camera, both an output terminal of the first linear array CCD camera and an output terminal of the second linear array CCD camera are connected to an input terminal of a signal conditioning and acquisition circuit, and an output terminal of the signal conditioning and acquisition circuit is connected to a data processing unit, wherein both the fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor at high-pressure-side and the fiber optical Fabry-Perot pressure sensor at low-pressure-side are fixedly connected to the test tube through an auxiliary connecting device which is designed as a hollow cylinder, and the auxiliary connecting device comprises a fixed connection structure, a sealing structure and a gland packing layer, which are successively arranged from outside to inside.

US Pat. No. 10,508,935

OPTICAL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

1. An optical module, comprising:a carrier;
a light source disposed adjacent to a surface of the carrier;
a light detector disposed adjacent to the surface of the carrier; and
a molding compound encapsulating the light source and the light detector, and including at least one sloped structure, the at least one sloped structure comprising a sloped surface extended between a side surface and a top surface of the molding compound; and
a lid disposed between the light source and the light detector, and surrounding the light source and the light detector.

US Pat. No. 10,508,928

ADAPTIVE DOWNLOAD OF MAP INFORMATION

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a processor of a vehicle, a route from a start location to a destination location for the vehicle;
acquiring, by the processor, projected environmental information associated with a first portion in the route the vehicle is expected to traverse, the projected environmental information indicating low visibility in the first portion in the route;
acquiring, by the processor, projected network availability information associated with a second portion in the route the vehicle is expected to traverse; and
determining, by the processor, whether to download map information associated with the first portion of the route based on (1) the projected environmental information and (2) the projected network availability information.

US Pat. No. 10,508,926

PROVIDING NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS WHILE DEVICE IS IN LOCKED MODE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system for displaying navigation instructions on a device, the system comprising:one or more processors;
a display screen; and
a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing a program which when executed by at least one of the one or more processors provides navigation instructions on the display screen, the program comprising sets of instructions for:
receiving a message while the display screen is turned off and the device is in a locked mode;
automatically turning on the display screen;
displaying a message notification on a display area of the display screen for a preset length of time;
after the preset length of time, removing the message notification from the display area;
receiving a touch gesture on the display screen without unlocking the device; and
in response to receiving the touch gesture, displaying the message without unlocking the device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,919

COMPOSITE SENSOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A composite sensor comprising:a first sensor that outputs a first sensor signal according to a detection subject;
a second sensor that outputs a second sensor signal according to a detection subject different from the detection subject of the first sensor;
a circuit board that is electrically connected to the first sensor and the second sensor; and
a mount member that has a surface above which the first sensor, the second sensor and the circuit board are disposed;
a first shield pattern that functions as a noise shield of the circuit board;
a second shield pattern that functions as a noise shield of the first sensor; and
a third shield pattern that functions as a noise shield of the second sensor, wherein:
the first shield pattern has an impedance lower than the second shield pattern and the third shield pattern; and
the second shield pattern and the third shield pattern are electrically connected to each other through the first shield pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,508,911

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A measurement apparatus, comprising:a rotation control portion controlling rotation of a photographing portion by a rotation mechanism in such a way that the photographing portion is rotated with a center of rotation as an axis in a state in which a distance from the center of rotation of the rotation mechanism to a focal point position of the photographing portion is a constant distance; and
a distance calculating portion calculating a distance to an object on a space on the basis of a plurality of photographed images obtained through photographing in positions different from one another by the photographing portion in a state in which the photographing portion is rotated,
wherein the distance calculating portion extracts line images constituted by pixel lines containing corresponding points from the photographed images, and calculates the distance to the object on the basis of a synthetic image which is obtained by arranging side by side and synthesizing the plurality of line images obtained from the plurality of photographed images.

US Pat. No. 10,508,906

METHOD OF MEASURING A PARAMETER AND APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of determining a parameter of a patterning process applied to an object comprising two features, the method comprising:irradiating the two features of the object with a radiation beam;
receiving at least a portion of the radiation beam scattered from the two features of the object, the at least a portion of the radiation beam comprising a first portion comprising at least one diffraction order and a second portion comprising at least one diffraction order that is different from a diffraction order of the first portion;
moderating a phase difference between the first and second portions;
combining the first and second portions such that they interfere to produce a time dependent intensity signal; and
determining the parameter of the patterning process from a contrast of the time dependent intensity signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,903

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE

CKD CORPORATION, Aichi (...

1. A three-dimensional measurement device comprising:a projector comprising:
a light source that emits a predetermined light;
a grid that converts the light from the light source into a predetermined striped pattern; and
a driver that moves the grid, wherein the projector projects the striped pattern onto a measurement object;
an imaging device that takes an image of the measurement object on which the striped pattern is projected; and
a controller that:
controls the projector and the imaging device to obtain a plurality of image data having different light intensity distributions;
executes three-dimensional measurement of the measurement object by phase shifting based on the plurality of image data having different light intensity distributions; and
obtains each of the image data among the image data having different light intensity distributions by:
moving the grid to a predetermined position and temporarily stopping the grid at the predetermined position;
executing imaging multiple times during a predetermined period to obtain the image data including image data of the striped pattern that stops and image data of the striped pattern that is moving, the predetermined period including at least a stop period of the grid and including part of a moving period of the grid prior to the stop period and/or part of a moving period of the grid after the stop period; and
summing up or averaging results of the imaging with regard to each pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,886

HOLSTER SUPPORT WITH COLLAPSIBLE STABILITY BAR FOR PROVIDING BED-SIDE OR CHAIR-SIDE SUPPORT OF A HANDGUN HOLSTER FOR RAPID AND SAFE ACCESS TO A HANDGUN

1. A holster support for bed-side or chair-side support of a handgun holster having a clip, the holster support comprising:a T-shaped member, the T-shaped member including two tubular members attached to each other in right angle relationship, a first tubular member having a perpendicular 1½? long shaft secured at the center of the first tubular member configured to attach a second tubular member in perpendicular relationship; and
a holster support bracket, connected to the T-shaped member, the holster support bracket configured to support a holster having a clip at a downward direction, thereby facilitating smooth and easy access to a handgun in the holster, while ensuring that the muzzle of the handgun is directed safely towards the floor.

US Pat. No. 10,508,885

KNIFE MOUNTS FOR RELEASABLY SECURING A KNIFE TO A FIREARM

1. A knife mount configured to selectively secure to a handguard of a firearm and configured to releasably secure a knife, the knife having a handle and a blade moveably mounted to the handle wherein the blade is configured to move between a stowed position where a tip of the blade is proximate the handle and a deployed position where the tip of the blade is distal the handle, the knife mount comprising:a body configured to secure to the handguard in a foregrip position disposed on an underside of the handguard between a muzzle of the firearm and a pistol grip of the firearm;
a slot defined in the body and the slot complimentarily configured to receive the knife, the slot defining a blade receiving portion and a handle receiving portion adjacent the blade receiving portion; and
a locking mechanism moveably mounted to the body proximate the handle receiving portion of the slot, the locking mechanism including a catch and the locking mechanism configured to selectively secure the knife within the slot by engaging the catch with the handle of the knife, the locking mechanism being configured to move between a lock position where the catch engages the handle of the knife to secure the knife within the slot and a release position where the catch disengages from the handle of the knife to allow the handle to move relative to the slot;
wherein the blade receiving portion, the handle receiving portion, and the locking mechanism cooperate to rigidly secure the knife to the body in the foregrip position in an orientation where the handle of the knife defines a foregrip of the firearm for a user to grip and manipulate the firearm when the locking mechanism is in the lock position and to allow the user to rapidly remove the knife from the body when the locking mechanism is in the release position; and
wherein the blade is longitudinally aligned with the handguard in the blade receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,866

REFRIGERANT TO WATER HEAT EXCHANGER

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a heat exchanger outer conduit;
at least one heat exchanger inner conduit disposed within the heat exchanger outer conduit to allow a liquid to flow between the heat exchanger outer conduit and the at least one heat exchanger inner conduit, the at least one heat exchanger inner conduit comprising:
a first tubular member including a first wall thickness, a first inner surface and a first outer surface having a first outer diameter; and
a second tubular member including a second wall thickness, a second inner surface and a second outer surface having a second outer diameter, wherein the second tubular member is coaxially disposed within the first tubular member;
wherein the first inner surface includes continuous enhancements formed longitudinally therein, and the second inner surface includes continuous enhancements formed longitudinally therein,
wherein the second outer surface is in contact with the enhancements on the first inner surface,
wherein the first wall thickness is 0.015 inch or less, and
wherein the second wall thickness is 0.015 inch or less.

US Pat. No. 10,508,865

HEAT EXCHANGER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a core portion that includes a plurality of tubes in which a fluid flows; and
a pair of header tanks that are located on opposite ends in the longitudinal direction of the plurality of tubes and communicate with the plurality of tubes, wherein
one of the pair of header tanks includes a first tank chamber and a second tank chamber, which are defined by
a core plate joined to the plurality of tubes,
a tank body, and
a partition wall joined to the tank body,
a first fluid flows through the first tank chamber and a first tube group of the plurality of tubes connected to the first tank chamber, and
a second fluid different in temperature range from the first fluid flows through the second tank chamber and a second tube group of the plurality of tubes connected to the second tank chamber,
the heat exchanger further comprises:
a flow rate limiting portion provided in at least one of the first tank chamber or the second tank chamber, wherein
the flow rate limiting portion is configured to reduce a flow rate of the first fluid or the second fluid supplied to at least first one tube of the plurality of tubes from a boundary portion provided by the partition wall,
the flow rate limiting portion includes a screen that is provided on an inner wall of the tank body and is next to a side of the flow-reduced at least first one tube that faces away from the boundary portion, and
the screen has a slit that extends from an end portion of the screen in a direction from the core plate toward the inner wall of the tank body.

US Pat. No. 10,508,863

HEAT EXCHANGER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLATE-SHAPED FINS FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of plate-shaped fins arranged at predetermined fin pitches, each of the plate-shaped fins being provided with an opening; and
a heat transfer tube having a flattened shape and disposed in the opening,
each of the plurality of plate-shaped fins including, at circumferential portions thereof defining the opening, raised portions being in contact with the heat transfer tube,
each of the raised portions including a plurality of first portions that are in contact with an adjoining one of the plurality of plate-shaped fins,
the heat transfer tube having a first end portion that is one end of a flat-cross section in a longitudinal direction and a second end portion that is an other end of the flat-cross section in the longitudinal direction,
the plurality of first portions being provided along the longitudinal direction of the flat-cross section in positions that face each of both side surfaces of the heat transfer tube,
in the longitudinal direction, a distance between the first end portion and one of the plurality of first portions that is closest to the first end portion being different from a distance between the second end portion and another one of the plurality of first portions that is closest to the second end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,860

VACUUM DRYING SYSTEM AND VACUUM DRYING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A vacuum drying system, comprising:a vacuum drying chamber configured to dry a substrate in vacuum;
a support platform, which is used to support the substrate, wherein the support platform comprises a plurality of sub-platforms arranged along a predetermined direction and wherein the support platform comprises has gaps between adjacent sub-platforms;
a mechanical arm which comprises a plurality of strip structures at positions corresponding to the gaps, wherein the mechanical arm is used to place the substrate onto the support platform or move the substrate out of the support platform;
a plurality of support bars, wherein a width of the support bar is equal to a width of the gap, a length of the support bar is equal to a length of the gap, and the plurality of support bars are configured in such a manner that surfaces of the plurality of support bars facing the substrate are flush with a support surface of the support platform when the plurality of support bars are inserted into the gaps, thereby a force on the substrate is even during a supporting process; and
a control unit, which is configured to control the mechanical arm and the plurality of support bars to move out of the gaps of the support platform or move into the gaps of the support platform;
wherein the support platform, the mechanical arm, the plurality of support bars and the control unit are arranged within the vacuum drying chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,859

PROCESS FOR INCREASING LOW PRESSURE PURE NITROGEN PRODUCTION BY REVAMPING ORIGINAL APPARATUS FOR CRYOGENIC AIR SEPARATION

1. A process of revamping an original apparatus for the separation of air by cryogenic distillation so as to increase the production of low pressure pure nitrogen, the original apparatus for the separation of air by cryogenic distillation comprising:a. a first column operated under a first pressure and a second column operated under a relatively lower second pressure, a condensation evaporator disposed on top of the first column and an original pure nitrogen column connected to a top of the second column and having a smaller diameter than the second column,
b. a main compressor, an air purification and cooling system, a main heat exchanger, an expander and a conduit conveying system for compressing, purifying, and cooling feed air, and transferring said feed air to at least the first column,
c. a subcooler for indirect heat exchange between fluids to be cooled, which comprise an oxygen enriched liquid air, original waste liquid nitrogen and original pure liquid nitrogen produced from the first column and possibly pure liquid oxygen from the second column, and fluids to be warmed, which comprise the original low pressure pure nitrogen and original waste nitrogen produced from the second column, the subcooler comprising a first group of passages through which the original waste liquid nitrogen is passed and a second group of passages through which the original pure liquid nitrogen is passed, and the total heat exchange area of the first group of passages being greater than the total heat exchange area of the second group of passages,
d. a first conduit having a diameter D that transfers the original waste liquid nitrogen from the first column to the first group of passages in the subcooler and a second conduit having a diameter D? that transfers the original waste liquid nitrogen from the first group of passages in the subcooler to an upper part of the second column as well as a third conduit having a diameter d that transfers the original pure liquid nitrogen from the first column to the second group of passages in the subcooler and a fourth conduit having a diameter d? that transfers the original pure liquid nitrogen from the second group of passages in the subcooler to the top of original pure nitrogen column, wherein D>d, D?>d?,
wherein the process comprises the steps of:
substituting the original pure nitrogen column with a revamped pure nitrogen column having an increased diameter and/or height as compared to the original pure nitrogen column to thereby improve the production capacity of the low pressure pure nitrogen in the revamped pure nitrogen column and/or installing an additional pure nitrogen column in parallel to the original pure nitrogen column in order to improve the overall production capacity; and
physically switching the first and third conduits having diameters D and d at a hot end of the subcooler, and physically switching the second and fourth conduits having diameters D? and d? at a cold end of the subcooler, thereby allowing the pure liquid nitrogen after revamping to be passed through the first group of passages in the subcooler, and the waste liquid nitrogen after revamping to be passed through the second group of passages in the subcooler.

US Pat. No. 10,508,838

ULTRAHIGH-PERFORMANCE RADIATIVE COOLER

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A radiative cooler comprising a mirror cone disposed on top of a thermally insulated vacuum chamber,wherein said mirror cone comprises an open top and an open bottom,
wherein said thermally insulated vacuum chamber comprises an infrared-transparent window sealably disposed on top of said thermally insulated vacuum chamber,
wherein said mirror cone is disposed on said infrared-transparent window,
wherein said infrared-transparent window has a transparency in the range of 8-13 ?m,
wherein an interior of said thermally insulated vacuum chamber comprises:
a) at least one stainless steel post;
b) a stack of radiation shield sheets;
c) ceramic washers;
d) at least one ceramic peg; and
e) a selective emitter;
wherein said at least one stainless steel post supports said stack of radiation shield sheets above a bottom surface of said thermally insulated vacuum chamber,
wherein said radiation shield sheets are separated by said ceramic washers in an alternating sequence of said radiation shield sheets and said ceramic washers,
wherein said ceramic washers are disposed circumferentially to said at least one ceramic peg,
wherein said selective emitter is disposed on top of said at least one ceramic peg,
wherein said selective emitter is disposed below and separated from said infrared-transparent window,
wherein said selective emitter is thermally decoupled from ambient air and sunshine.

US Pat. No. 10,508,834

FALLING PARTICLE SOLAR RECEIVERS

1. A falling particle solar receiver, comprising:a receiver body comprising two or more inlets for forming two or more parallel corresponding falling particle curtains of falling particles through the falling particle solar receiver;
wherein the falling particle curtains are separated by a curtain separation distance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,819

AIR TREATMENT SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An air treatment system comprising:an air treatment unit arranged to treat a first parameter of ambient air;
a controller arranged to control operation of the air treatment unit; and
a first sensor arranged to detect a value indicative of the first parameter, and to output sensor data indicative of the value to the controller;
wherein the controller is arranged to determine whether the first sensor and the air treatment unit are co-located in a same ambient air space by controlling the air treatment unit to operate in a first mode and analyzing sensor data from the first sensor received during the first mode;
wherein if the first sensor and the air treatment unit are determined to be co-located in the same ambient air space, the controller is arranged to control the air treatment unit to operate in a second mode based on sensor data from the first sensor,
wherein the air treatment unit comprises an air purifier arranged to filter surrounding ambient air to treat the first parameter of the ambient air; andif the first sensor and the air purifier are determined not to be co-located in the same ambient air space, the controller is arranged to control the air purifier to operate in a third mode that is independent of sensor data indicative of the first parameter, andwherein after the controller has determined whether the first sensor and the air purifier are co-located in the same ambient air space, the controller is arranged to wait a predetermined time before newly determining whether the first sensor and the air purifier are in the air same space.

US Pat. No. 10,508,814

BIOMASS PELLET STOVE

QSTOVES INC., Bellevue, ...

1. A stove, using biomass pellets as fuels, comprising:a stove body that includes a firebox;
a grate disposed in the firebox, the grate comprising a planar plate having a first planar face and a second planar face, the second planar face opposed to the first planar face;
at least one hopper, the at least one hopper having an inner cavity, the inner cavity configured to removably contain the biomass pellets; and
at least one feed tube, the at least one feed tube having a first end and a second end opposed to the first end, the at least one feed tube extending between the at least one hopper and the firebox, wherein the first end of the at least one feed tube communicates with the inner cavity of the at least one hopper and the second end of the at least one feed tube is located proximate to the grate; and
at least one control lever laterally disposed on the at least one feed tube, the at least one control lever moveable between a first position and a second position;
wherein biomass pellets as fuels within the at least one hopper enter the firebox along the at least one feed tube under gravity when the at least one control lever is in a second position and,
wherein the grate further comprises at least one first wall member, the first wall member connected to the first planar face of the plate at a perimeter region thereof and extending outward from the first planar face, the first wall member having at least one wall aperture defined therein; wherein the grate further comprises at least one second wall member, the second wall member connected to the first planar face of the plate at the perimeter region thereof and extending outward from the first planar face, the at least one second wall member contiguous to the at least one first wall member and oriented perpendicular thereto, the second wall member defining a solid member and wherein the at least second one wall member is located proximate to the second end of the at least one feed tube.

US Pat. No. 10,508,813

GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR CROSS FIRE TUBE ASSEMBLY WITH OPENING RESTRICTING MEMBER AND GUIDE PLATES

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A gas turbine combustor in a configuration having a plurality of combustors;each combustor including an annular liner, a combustion chamber within the annular liner, an outer peripheral partition wall surrounding the annular liner, and an annular combustion air passage for a flow of combustion air, the annular combustion air passage defined between the outer peripheral partition wall and the annular liner;
one of the plurality of combustors being connected with another one of the plurality of combustors adjacent to the one of the plurality of combustors by a cross fire tube assembly, the another one of the plurality of combustors being ignited by the one of the plurality of combustors through the cross fire tube assembly, wherein:
the cross fire tube assembly has a dual pipe configuration including
an inner tube that connects the combustion chamber of the one of the plurality of combustors with the combustion chamber of the another one of the plurality of combustors,
an outer tube that covers therein the inner tube and is connected with the outer peripheral partition wall of the one of the plurality of combustors and the outer peripheral partition wall of the another of the plurality of combustors so as to connect the annular combustion air passage of the one of the plurality of combustors with the annular combustion air passage of the another one of the plurality of combustors, and
an annular space defined between the inner tube and the outer tube;
an opening restricting member is provided at each respective connection between the outer tube and the respective annular combustion air passages of the one of the plurality of combustors and the another of the plurality of combustors to restrict the respective flow of combustion air therefrom into the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube, each opening restricting member positioned in the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube so as to form an upstream opening disposed upstream of the inner tube with respect to the respective flow of combustion air flowing through the respective annular combustion air passage and a downstream opening disposed downstream of the inner tube with respect to the respective flow of combustion air flowing through the respective annular combustion air passage, wherein the upstream opening and the downstream opening are separate and discrete openings; and
guide plates are disposed upstream of the inner tube in each annular combustion air passage to guide the respective flow of combustion air from the respective annular combustion air passage into the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube via the respective upstream opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,799

IN-TUBE BATTERY TREE

1. A lighted tree, comprising:a tree trunk section adapted to be mechanically supported by a support structure external to the tree and configured to subsume a substantially elongated structure inserted into the trunk section;
a plurality of artificial tree branches extending from the trunk section;
at least one light source electrically connected to the trunk section and disposed to emit light from an LED string on tree branches; and
a battery holder, adapted to be inserted into the tree trunk section, and configured to power the lighted tree trunk section with a battery retained within the battery holder;
wherein the battery holder includes an end cap including electrical contacts configured to maintain the battery holder electrical polarity independent of the orientation of the battery retained within the battery holder.

US Pat. No. 10,508,777

LIGHT ENGINE RETROFIT KIT AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A retrofit kit comprising:a linear light engine comprising a light engine base having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end comprises at least one aperture; and
a hook bracket comprising a base and at least one hook extending from the base, wherein the hook bracket is configured to be installed in an existing light fixture housing such that the at least one hook extends upwardly within the existing light fixture housing,
wherein the at least one hook is configured to engage the at least one aperture in the first end of the light engine base and support the light engine by the first end in a hanging orientation within the existing light fixture housing, and
wherein, from the hanging orientation, the light engine is pivotable upwardly relative to the hook bracket so that the second end of the light engine base may be secured to the existing light fixture housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,773

SMART PACKAGE

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A fluid supply package, comprisinga pressure regulated fluid storage and dispensing vessel including at least one pressure regulated disposed in an interior volume of the fluid storage and dispending vessel,
a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, and
an informational augmentation device disposed on the fluid storage and dispensing vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,767

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING ELECTRICAL DEVICE TO JUNCTION BOX

Viza Electronics Pte. Ltd...

1. A method for mounting an electrical device to a junction box, the method comprising:coupling a mounting plate to the junction box;
coupling at least one electrical wire from the junction box to at least one electrical wire of the electrical device;
moving a coupler plate coupled to the electrical device toward the mounting plate and passing at least one pin of the coupler plate at least partially through a slot in the mounting plate, such that a side of the mounting plate and a side of the coupler plate are facing one another;
rotating the coupler plate relative to the mounting plate, such that the coupler plate and the mounting plate are engaged with one another via engagement between the at least one pin of the coupler plate and the mounting plate; and
coupling a hanger to the mounting plate and the coupler plate to support the coupler plate from the mounting plate via the hanger before coupling the at least one electrical wire from the junction box to the at least one electrical wire of the electrical device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,753

VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH ASSOCIATED MEASUREMENT DEVICE

ELBI INTERNATIONAL SPA, ...

1. A valve assembly for household appliances, said valve assembly comprising:a valve body comprising: one inlet duct; at least one outlet duct and at least one intermediate portion for joining said one inlet duct and said at least one outlet duct;
at least two electrovalves located proximal to said at least one intermediate portion, each of the electrovalves adapted to allow, when open, a fluid to flow from said one inlet duct towards a respective outlet duct;
at least one measurement device, directly connected to the valve body; said at least one measurement device comprises at least one sensor adapted to take a flow measurement of the fluid flowing in said valve assembly;
each of the electrovalves comprises a first electronic circuit at least adapted to conduct an electric control signal from a control unit to the respective electrovalve;
said at least one measurement device comprises a second electronic circuit at least adapted to conduct the electric signals exchanged between said control unit and said at least one sensor;
said first electronic circuits and said second electronic circuit are implemented on a single stripboard or printed circuit board;
said at least two electrovalves and said at least one measurement device are mechanically connected directly to said single stripboard or printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,508,745

VALVE ASSEMBLY

THE OILGEAR COMPANY, Tra...

1. A valve assembly comprising:an upper sleeve; the upper sleeve comprises: a working port located through the side of the upper sleeve, the working port configured to supply hydraulic fluid to an output; and a vent port located through the side of the upper sleeve, the vent port configured to vent hydraulic fluid from the valve assembly;
a lower sleeve coupled to the upper sleeve, the lower sleeve comprising:
a bottom face;
a side;
a supply port extending through the side of the lower sleeve; and
a pilot port extending through the bottom face of the lower sleeve; and
a poppet operable between a first position and a second position, the poppet contained within the upper sleeve and the lower sleeve, the poppet comprising:
a first end;
a second end spaced from the first end;
a side adjacent one of the first end and the second end;
a central cavity extending from the first end of the poppet towards the second end of the poppet; and
a hydraulic port extending from the side of the poppet into the central cavity, the hydraulic port configured to receive hydraulic fluid at a first flow rate from the supply port and to supply hydraulic fluid to the central cavity at a second flow rate less than the first flow rate;
wherein the upper sleeve further comprises a poppet receiver configured to receive the first end of the poppet;
wherein the central cavity and the poppet receiver facilitate accumulation of hydraulic fluid inside the central cavity and the poppet receiver; and
wherein the poppet is gradually biased towards the second position as hydraulic fluid is accumulated in the central cavity and the poppet receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,508,744

GATE VALVE WITH FULL-BORE PROTECTIVE SLEEVE

VALVEWORKS USA, INC., Bo...

1. A gate valve, comprising:a bonnet;
a monolithic valve body to which the bonnet is connected, the monolithic valve body defining first and second external surfaces, the second external surface being perpendicular to the first external surface, the bonnet engaging the first external surface, the monolithic valve body comprising:
a passage formed in the first external surface along a first longitudinal center axis to define a cylindrical internal region in the monolithic valve body, the cylindrical internal region defining a first interior surface in the monolithic valve body, the first interior surface extending circumferentially about the first longitudinal center axis;
a first fluid bore formed in the second external surface along a second longitudinal center axis, the first fluid bore intersecting the cylindrical internal region and defining a second interior surface in the monolithic valve body;
a first annular recess formed in the second interior surface and defining a third interior surface in the monolithic valve body, the third interior surface extending circumferentially about the second longitudinal center axis and adjoining the first interior surface;
a second annular recess formed in the second interior surface, the second annular recess defining a fourth interior surface in the monolithic valve body;
a first annular shoulder defined in the monolithic valve body outside of the cylindrical internal region and located between:
the first interior surface defined in the monolithic valve body by the cylindrical internal region; and
the second interior surface defined in the monolithic valve body by the first fluid bore;
and
a second annular shoulder defined in the monolithic valve body outside of the cylindrical internal region and located between:
the first annular shoulder; and
the second interior surface defined in the monolithic valve body by the first fluid bore;
a first seat element extending within the first annular recess and the cylindrical internal region, the first seat element defining:
a second fluid bore defining a fifth interior surface in the first seat element; and
a third annular recess formed in the fifth interior surface and defining a sixth interior surface in the first seat element, the sixth interior surface being aligned flush with the fourth interior surface;
and
a first protective sleeve extending within the second and third annular recesses on opposing sides of the first annular shoulder;
wherein the second and third annular recesses have first and second inside diameters, respectively, the first and second inside diameters being substantially equal;
wherein the first protective sleeve comprises opposing first and second end portions;
wherein the first end portion of the first protective sleeve extends within the second annular recess;
wherein the second end portion of the first protective sleeve extends within the third annular recess;
wherein the first end portion of the first protective sleeve defines a first outside diameter of the first protective sleeve;
wherein the second end portion of the first protective sleeve defines a second outside diameter of the first protective sleeve;
wherein the first outside diameter at the first end portion of the first protective sleeve is equal to the second outside diameter at the second end portion of the first protective sleeve;
wherein the first protective sleeve defines an inside circumferentially-extending surface and an outside circumferentially-extending surface radially spaced from the inside circumferentially-extending surface; and
wherein the first protective sleeve is devoid of any openings extending radially therethrough from the outside circumferentially-extending surface to the inside circumferentially-extending surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,723

REDUCER OF ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. A reducer of an electric power steering apparatus, the reducer comprising:a worm shaft having a first portion connected to a motor shaft and a second portion that is opposite the first portion, a first worm shaft bearing and a second worm shaft bearing being coupled to the first end and the second end, respectively;
a gear housing in which the first worm shaft bearing, the second worm shaft bearing, and the worm shaft are housed; and
a moisture absorption compensation member which is disposed on an inner circumferential surface of the gear housing and supports the worm shaft in a direction opposite to a direction in which the worm shaft meshes with a worm wheel, wherein the moisture absorption compensation member comprises a first compensation member and a second compensation member having wedge shapes to be engaged with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,508,691

LINEAR GUIDEWAY

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A linear guideway comprising:a rail having two opposite pair of outer rolling grooves formed on an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a slide block having a first end surface, a second end surface opposite to the first end surface, and a slide groove extending through the first and second end surfaces, wherein the slide block is slidably disposed on the rail via the slide groove, and has two opposite pair of inner rolling grooves formed in an inner surface of the slide groove, each inner rolling groove of the slide block is aligned to and cooperate with a corresponding one of outer rolling grooves of the rail to form a load channel, the slide block further has two opposite non-load channels, and each non-load channel extends through the first and second end surfaces of the slide block;
a first end cover disposed on the first end surface of the slide block and having two opposite first return grooves each first return groove is connected to one end of the load channel and that of a corresponding one of the non-load channels;
a second end cover including: a cover body disposed on the second end surface of the slide block, and a return member disposed in the cover body and having two opposite second return grooves, wherein each second return groove is connected to another end of the load channel and that of the corresponding one of the non-load channels, so that the load channel, the non-load channel, one of the first return grooves and one of the second return grooves together form a circulation path, the cover body has two first electrode portions and two first connecting portions respectively connected to the first electrode portions, the return member further has two second electrode portions that are respectively in electric contact with the first electrode portions to form a close circuit, and two second connecting portions that are respectively connected to the second electrode portions;
a plurality of rolling elements disposed in the circulation path; and
a circuit board disposed in the cover body of the second end cover, and having a processing module for connecting the first and second connecting portions, when the second electrode portions are separated from the first electrode portions to form an open circuit, the processing module of the circuit board outputs an abnormal signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,684

ANGULAR CONTACT BALL BEARING AND TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. An angular contact ball bearing, comprising:an outer ring having an outer diameter D and having a first rolling surface, wherein the outer ring has first and second outer ring axial ends, a portion of the outer ring forming an outer shoulder which projects radially inwardly and forms a portion of the first rolling surface, a radially inner end of the outer shoulder forming a first axially extending radial surface having a first axial width,
an inner ring having an inner diameter d and having a second rolling surface, wherein the inner ring has first and second inner ring axial ends, the inner ring forms an inner shoulder which projects radially outwardly and forms a portion of the second rolling surface, a radially outer end of the inner shoulder forming a second axially extending radial surface having a second axial width, wherein the second axial width is greater than the first axial width, wherein the first outer ring axial end and the first inner ring axial end are axially aligned, wherein the inner shoulder extends axially outwardly past the second outer ring axial end, and
no more than one row of balls disposed between the first rolling surface and the second rolling surface, each of the balls having a diameter Dw,
wherein the diameter Dw of the balls, the outer diameter D of the outer ring, and the inner diameter d of the inner ring are chosen such that they satisfy the relationship:

US Pat. No. 10,508,664

GAS CYLINDER ACTUATOR WITH OVERTRAVEL SAFETY DEVICE

1. A gas cylinder actuator with overtravel safety device, comprising:a tubular containment jacket,
two opposite heads for closing said tubular jacket, with corresponding sealing elements between the heads and the jacket, a first head provided with a through passage hole for a stem-piston, and a second opposite head,
a stem-piston,
between said tubular jacket, said opposite heads and said stem-piston there being a chamber for pressurized gas, wherein said tubular jacket has, at at least one of the portions affected by one of said opposite heads, a lightened portion that is preset to be deformed in case of compression in an axial direction, allowing the relative movement of a corresponding head of said opposite heads toward the inside of said tubular jacket so as to form a gas discharge passage between the jacket, the corresponding head and the corresponding sealing element, wherein the portion of tubular jacket affected by a head is constituted by the portion of the tubular jacket that is affected by the second head, said lightened portion being formed at the end of said tubular body that rests on a corresponding wider perimetric edge of said second head.

US Pat. No. 10,508,659

COMPRESSOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A compressor, comprising:a compressor housing having a surge slit and a choking slit that are sequentially disposed along an axial direction of a compressor wheel;
an internal sleeve configured to be provided on the compressor housing to guide a flow of gas introduced into the compressor wheel, form a concentric axis with the compressor wheel, and be rotatable on the concentric axis but unmovable along the axial direction;
an external sleeve configured to be provided on an external side of the internal sleeve concentrically with the internal sleeve and be linearly movable along the axial direction with respect to the compressor housing but unrotatable;
a rotation interlocking device rotating the internal sleeve depending on an axial linear movement of the external sleeve;
a selection slit provided on the external sleeve to communicate with the surge slit or communicate with the choking slit depending on the axial linear movement of the external sleeve; and
a plurality of vanes provided on an internal side of the internal sleeve wherein the vanes are rotated depending on the axial linear movement of the external sleeve to adjust the flow of the gas introduced into the compressor wheel,
wherein the plurality of vanes are provided at a front of the compressor wheel to surround a circumferential internal side of the compressor wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,649

MOTOR/PUMP UNIT HAVING A SINGLE ELASTIC DIAPHRAGM

1. A motor/pump unit for supplying pressure to a pneumatic brake booster, wherein:the motor/pump unit is constructed as a diaphragm pump having a single elastomer diaphragm, and
the diaphragm is moved by an electrically operated motor unit by an eccentric drive,
the motor/pump unit comprising a pump housing and an operating space cover and the diaphragm is clamped at a radial outer edge thereof between the pump housing and the operating space cover in a sealing manner so that between the diaphragm and the operating space cover an operating space with a variable volume is constructed,
the operating space cover is constructed in several parts with an upper cover and a lower cover and an inlet valve and outlet valve which are arranged between the upper cover and the lower cover and which control the air circulation through the operating space,
wherein a sound-damping unit for the noise-reducing discharge of the air from the operating space into the atmosphere is provided, the sound-damping unit arranged on the operating space cover, the sound-damping unit having a filter element of a porous material and a non-return valve, the non-return valve arranged in the air flow direction between the filter element and the atmosphere, the non-return valve clamped in the sound-damping unit between the filter element and a wall with an air outlet opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,648

AUTOMATED CROSS-PHASE PUMP AND CONTROLLER

TREBOR INTERNATIONAL, We...

1. A fluid system, comprising:an air-operated fluid pump, comprising:
a pump body that includes a fluid inlet connection and a fluid outlet connection, and the pump body further including a first control fluid connection and a second control fluid connection;
a pump head connected to the pump body; and
a diaphragm positioned between the pump head and the pump body such that the first control fluid connection is in fluid communication with a first side of the diaphragm, and the second control fluid connection is in fluid communication with a second side of the diaphragm;
a control air system operably connected with the air-operated fluid pump by way of the first control fluid connection and the second control fluid connection; and
a pump controller operably connected with one or more components of the control air system, wherein the pump controller is configured to automatically control the operation of the air-operated fluid pump by way of the control air system, and wherein air-operated fluid pump parameters automatically controlled by the pump controller include a discharge flow rate of the fluid pump, and a pulsation value associated with the discharge of the air-operated fluid pump.

US Pat. No. 10,508,647

ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED DIAPHRAGM PUMP

Stobbe Pharma Tech GmbH, ...

1. A diaphragm pump for conveying fluids comprising:a pump housing comprising a first drive fluid chamber with a first chamber rigid wall and a first circumference flange and a second conveyed fluid chamber with a second chamber rigid wall and a second circumference flange, wherein the first and second fluid chambers are separated by a fluid tight elastic membrane,
wherein
(i) said first chamber is adapted to support a reciprocating drive fluid;
(ii) said second chamber is adapted to support a reciprocating conveyed fluid;
(iii) said first chamber fluid and second fluid chamber are separated by said elastic membrane secured fluid tight between said first and second flanges in the circumference of the first and second chambers;
(iv) said fluid tight elastic membrane is adapted to avoid mixing of the drive fluid and the conveyed fluid:
(v) the elastic membrane is free of any attachments, other than the first and second flanges, and is thus able to take any shape and any dynamic position possible within the first and second chamber rigid walls;
(vi) the first drive fluid chamber comprises a first drive fluid port in the first chamber rigid wall, and said first drive fluid port is adapted to provide at least one of:
(a) a drive fluid pressure above atmospheric pressure,
(b) a suction of drive fluid pressure out of said first drive fluid chamber from below atmospheric pressure, or
(c) a release of drive fluid from said first drive fluid chamber;
(vii) the second fluid chamber comprises a second conveyed fluid port in the second chamber rigid wall, and said port is adapted to exchange the conveyed fluid;
(viii) the first drive fluid port is adapted to be connected to a means for providing a drive fluid over-pressure in relation to atmospheric pressure and in response to a control signal;
(ix) said first drive fluid port is adapted to be connected to a means for providing a drive fluid under-pressure or suction of drive fluid or releasing of drive fluid pressure in relation to atmospheric pressure and in response to a control signal; and
(x) the dynamic position of said elastic membrane is adapted to be detected by a sensor for detecting in real-time the dynamic position of said elastic membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,508,641

WAVE ENERGY GENERATION APPARATUS

Xianle Gao, Beijing (CN)...

1. A wave energy generation apparatus comprising multiple sets of wave energy collecting units, wherein a single set of the wave energy collecting unit comprises:an energy collecting assembly for collecting wave energy, comprising a potential energy collecting assembly for collecting potential energy of wave and a kinetic energy collecting assembly for collecting kinetic energy of wave, wherein the potential energy collecting assembly comprises a buoyancy compartment, and a hydraulic cylinder hinged to the buoyancy compartment; and
a positioning assembly for positioning of the buoyancy compartment, comprising a vertical position-restricting assembly constituted by the hydraulic cylinder for restricting a position of the buoyancy compartment;
wherein:
the positioning assembly further comprises a horizontal positioning assembly which horizontally positions the buoyancy compartment,
the horizontal positioning assembly comprises at least one pole fixed vertically on the sea floor,
the buoyancy compartment is connected to the at least one pole by a connecting element,
the buoyancy compartment is a housing having a longitudinal cross-section in a form of transversely set elongated ellipse or spindle,
a guide rudder is hinged or rotatively connected to a front end of the buoyancy compartment outside of the buoyancy compartment, and
inside of the buoyancy compartment a guide rudder drive unit is provided for driving the guide rudder to deflect with respect to the main body of the buoyancy compartment based on received control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,508,625

AIR CLEANER FOR VEHICLE

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

1. An air cleaner for a vehicle, comprising:a cleaner case;
a cleaner element stored within the cleaner case so as to separate an inside of the cleaner case into a purified chamber and an unpurified chamber; and
first and second intake ducts connected to the cleaner case so as to suck external air to the unpurified chamber,
wherein a connection part of the first intake duct with respect to the cleaner case is disposed in a front half portion of one of a left half portion and a right half portion of the cleaner case, the first intake duct including a first air inlet port opening forward in an on-vehicle state,
a connection part of the second intake duct with respect to the cleaner case is disposed in a rear half portion of an other of the left half portion and the right half portion of the cleaner case, the second intake duct including a second air inlet port opening rearward in the on-vehicle state,
the first intake duct is formed so as to include a first air outlet port and curve in an up-down direction as seen in a side view, the first air outlet port opening rearward in an inside of the unpurified chamber, and
the second intake duct is formed so as to include a second air outlet port and curve in a right and left direction as seen in a plan view, the second air outlet port opening forward in the inside of the unpurified chamber,
wherein, in the on-vehicle state, the first air inlet port is disposed at a front side of a front end of the cleaner case, and
the second intake duct is connected to a cover member of the cleaner case at a rear side of the connection part of the first intake duct with respect to the cover member, the second intake duct including the second air inlet port at a front side of a rear end of the cleaner case.

US Pat. No. 10,508,622

FUEL VAPORIZER SYSTEM WITH FUEL INJECTION

BIXBY ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A fuel vaporizer, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of baffles joined with the housing,
wherein the housing and the plurality of baffles together define a plurality of chambers, and
wherein the plurality of baffles respectively defines a plurality
of apertures that fluidly communicate adjacent chambers of the plurality of chambers;
a fluid inlet in a first chamber of the plurality of chambers;
a fluid outlet in a second chamber of the plurality of chambers,
wherein the second chamber is located fluidically downstream of the first chamber, and
wherein the plurality of apertures defines a fluid flow path that extends from the air inlet, through the plurality of chambers, and to the fluid outlet; and
a conduit extending through the plurality of chambers and the fluid flow path, wherein the conduit is configured to receive a flow of exhaust gas and to transfer thermal energy from the exhaust gas to a fuel disposed within the housing and outside of the conduit to produce a vaporized fuel that flows along the fluid flow path to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,591

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVE CASING TREATMENT CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

18. A boosted engine system, comprising:an engine;
an intake compressor having an impeller, a choke slot, a surge slot, an actuatable annular casing housing the impeller, the casing comprising a sleeve slot, and an actuator coupled to a sleeve of the casing;
an exhaust turbine;
an EGR valve coupled in an EGR passage for recirculating exhaust gas from downstream of the turbine to upstream of the compressor; a pedal for receiving operator torque demand; and
a controller with computer readable instructions stored on non-transitory memory for:
responsive to a current change in pedal position,
comparing a current compressor efficiency when the actuator is at a current position, which is relative to a compressor efficiency when the actuator is at each of a first and second position via the controller;
estimating the compressor efficiency when the actuator is at the first and the second position based on compressor pressure ratio, mass flow, the current change in pedal position, and a history of past changes in pedal position over a given drive cycle via the controller;
actuating, via the actuator, the sleeve to one of the first and second positions having greater compressor efficiency via the controller;
estimating a boost pressure disturbance associated with the actuating via the controller; and
adjusting an opening of the EGR valve via the controller based on the estimated boost pressure disturbance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,590

FORCED INDUCTION ENGINE WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR COMPRESSOR

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI (...

9. An apparatus having an engine including an intake passage for supplying air to the engine and an exhaust passage for discharging exhaust gas from the engine, the apparatus comprising:a compressor including an impeller, the compressor configured to provide a quantity of air flowing toward an intake manifold of an engine through rotation of the impeller;
an electric motor mechanically linked to the compressor and configured to rotate the impeller to force the quantity of air flowing toward the intake manifold of the engine;
an air valve configured to regulate the quantity of air flowing toward the intake manifold of the engine; and
a controller including a memory storing executable instructions
to analyze sensor data to determine at least one of the engine and a generator associated with the engine being in an operating condition; and
to generate a command for the electric motor based on the sensor data during the operating condition of at least one of the engine and the generator associated with the engine;
wherein the sensor data includes data indicative of an electrical load on the generator associated with the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,508,589

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COOLING SYSTEM DELIVERING COOLANT TO HEAT EXCHANGER IN A VEHICLE

SCANIA CV AB, (SE)

1. A method for controlling a cooling system delivering coolant to a heat exchanger in a vehicle, whereinthe cooling system comprises:
a radiator line configured to direct coolant to a radiator in which the coolant is cooled to a first temperature;
a radiator bypass line directing coolant past the radiator;
a heat exchanger line receiving coolant from the radiator line and from the radiator bypass line and directing the coolant to a heat exchanger;
a heat exchanger bypass line receiving coolant from the radiator line and the radiator bypass line and directing the coolant past the heat exchanger;
a thermostat receiving a coolant flow range (m) at a second temperature, wherein the thermostat in a closed position directs the entire coolant flow range (m) to the radiator bypass line, in a partly open position directs a first coolant flow range (m1) to the radiator line and a second coolant flow range (m2) to the radiator bypass line, and in a fully open position directs the entire coolant flow rate (m) to the radiator line; and
a flow regulating mechanism directing coolant from the radiator line and the radiator bypass line to the heat exchanger line and/or the heat exchanger bypass line, wherein;
during operating conditions when the thermostat is in the partly open position, the method comprises the steps of:
estimating a desired cooling temperature of a medium in the heat exchanger,
estimating a cooling effect of the coolant in the radiator from information about the cooling air flow through the radiator and from performance data of the radiator at varying air flows,
calculating the coolant flow rate (m1) through the radiator line from information of the cooling effect of the coolant in the radiator, temperature drop (t1-t2) of the coolant in the radiator and the specific heat capacity (cp) of the coolant,
calculating the coolant flow rate (m2) through the radiator bypass line;
calculating a coolant flow rate (m3) and coolant temperature combination at which the medium in the heat exchanger is cooled to the desired temperature; and
adjusting the flow regulating mechanism such that coolant at the selected flow rate (mb) and temperature combination is directed to the heat exchanger line and the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,508,585

EXHAUST MANIFOLD MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An exhaust manifold mounting structure for an engine, the exhaust manifold mounting structure comprising:a bolt fixed to the engine;
a flange integrally formed with the exhaust manifold and comprising a bolt hole through which the bolt extends;
a nut engaged with the bolt that extends the flange; and
a loosening prevention plate through which the bolt extends and which is disposed between the nut and the flange,
wherein the loosening prevention plate extends in a length direction of the flange,
wherein the loosening prevention plate comprises:
an engaging portion fixed by engagement of the bolt and the nut between the nut and the flange;
an engagement hole in the engaging portion so that the bolt extends through the engagement hole; and
an extension that extends in a length direction of the flange from the engaging portion, and
wherein an extended end portion of the extension is welded to the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,508,580

COMBINED HEAT EXCHANGER AND EXHAUST SILENCER

Volvo Car Corporation, G...

1. A combined heat exchanger and exhaust silencer for a vehicle, comprising:an inlet and an outlet for an exhaust gas flow;
a housing arranged with a first end portion at said inlet and a second end portion at said outlet such that the exhaust gas can flow through said housing;
a bypass pipe arranged in said housing, said bypass pipe having a perforated wall portion, said bypass pipe defining a first flow channel for the exhaust gas through said housing;
a second pipe arranged in said housing, said second pipe having a perforated wall portion, said second pipe being arranged extend from said first end portion to said second end portion of said housing;
a third pipe arranged in said housing, said third pipe having a perforated wall portion, said third pipe being arranged extend from said first end portion to said second end portion of said housing, said third pipe having a larger inner diameter than an outer diameter of said second pipe, wherein said second pipe is arranged in said third pipe such that a space between an outer surface of said second pipe and an inner surface of said third pipe defines a second flow channel for the exhaust gas through said housing;
a heat exchanger pipe for defining a flow channel for a heat exchanging fluid, said heat exchanger pipe arranged as a spiral around the periphery of said second pipe, in said second flow channel,
a sound absorbing material arranged in said housing and surrounding said bypass pipe and said third pipe, said sound absorbing material further being arranged inside said second pipe;
a bypass valve configured to:
in a first state, allow a flow path for exhaust gas to be open from said inlet to said outlet via said flow channel of said bypass pipe, and
in a second state, close said flow path, whereby at least a main portion of said exhaust gas is forced through said second flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,568

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT THROUGH THE ADDITION OF POWER RECOVERY TURBINE EQUIPMENT IN EXISTING PROCESSES

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for recovering energy in a petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical plant comprising:identifying a first fluid stream having a first control valve thereon in a process zone;
installing a first power-recovery turbine at the location of the first control valve;
directing at least a portion of the first fluid stream through the first power-recovery turbine to generate electric power therefrom; and
recovering the electric power.

US Pat. No. 10,508,563

STATOR HEAT SHIELD SEGMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A stator heat shield segment for a gas turbine, the stator heat shield segment comprising:an inner surface for facing a hot gas main flow path of the gas turbine;
an outer surface opposite to the inner surface and configured for at least partial exposure to cooling air;
a first impingement cavity provided with a plurality of first impingement holes for being fluidly connected with cooling air supplied outside the outer surface;
a feeding cavity isolated from a path of cooling air to be supplied outside the outer surface and fluidly connected with first impingement cavity; and
a second impingement cavity provided with a plurality of second impingement holes and being fluidly connected to the feeding cavity, wherein the first impingement cavity and the second impingement cavity are laterally closed by lateral walls.

US Pat. No. 10,508,547

RADIAL TIE-BOLT SUPPORT SPRING

General Electric Company,...

1. A tie-bolt support assembly, comprising:an axial flow compressor having a plurality of rotor disks and a plurality of rotor blades extending from said plurality of rotor disks;
a tie-bolt extending axially through said axial flow compressor, said tie-bolt having a circumferential groove extending about an outer diameter of said tie-bolt;
a spring disposed in said groove and capable of axial movement within said groove;
said spring engaging at least one rotor disk of said plurality of rotor disks to maintain a radial force on said at least one rotor disk,
wherein said spring has a radial height which is greater than a depth of said circumferential groove.

US Pat. No. 10,508,543

SCROLL DEVICE HAVING A PRESSURE PLATE

Air Squared, Inc., Broom...

8. A scroll device comprising:a housing having a fixed scroll plate and an orbiting scroll plate mounted therein on an idler shaft, the fixed scroll plate having a side having a fixed interleaved involute scroll and an outward facing side, the orbiting scroll plate having a side that has an orbiting interleaved involute scroll;
an inlet port for the introduction of a working fluid into the scroll device in the case of an expander;
an O-ring located around the idler shaft; and
a pressure plate positioned adjacent to the outward facing side of the fixed scroll plate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,536

DISCRETE WELLBORE DEVICES, HYDROCARBON WELLS INCLUDING A DOWNHOLE COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND THE DISCRETE WELLBORE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A system for using a discrete wellbore device, the system comprising:a wellbore tool configured to perform a downhole operation within a wellbore conduit that is defined by a wellbore tubular, wherein the wellbore tubular extends within a subterranean formation and the wellbore tool is configured to be conveyed and operated within the wellbore in an untethered manner;
an acoustic downhole communication network comprising a plurality of acoustic transmission nodes that extends along the wellbore tubular and at least one of the plurality of acoustic transmission nodes is in electronic communication with an acoustic receiver at a known location along the wellbore tubular for receiving acoustic signals from within the wellbore tubular, wherein the plurality of downhole transmission nodes comprise a series of nodes provided on the wellbore tubular, each node includes an acoustic transmission receiver, an acoustic transmission transmitter, and utilizes the wellbore tubular to transmit an acoustic transmission signal from one of the plurality of nodes to another of the plurality of nodes;
performing the downhole operation with the wellbore tool, wherein performance of the downhole operation produces an acoustic signal within the wellbore in response to the performance;
receiving the produced acoustic signal from the wellbore tool by the acoustic receiver; and
communicating another acoustic signal related to the received acoustic signal from the wellbore along the wellbore tubular using the plurality of acoustic transmission nodes and the wellbore tubular as an acoustic transmission medium between nodes;
receiving the communicated another acoustic signal at a surface location; and
performing another downhole operation within the wellbore in response to the received acoustic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,534

PLANNING AND REAL TIME OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTRODE TRANSMITTER EXCITATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for downhole ranging within a formation, the method comprising:requesting one or more collected parameters, wherein the one or more collected parameters are requested based on a predicted operating condition for an operation;
receiving one or more collected parameters, wherein the one or more collected parameters comprise one or more ranging parameters, a frequency of a signal, a power level, a voltage level, a current level, a formation resistivity, a mud resistivity, and a borehole diameter;
determining a first configuration of a ranging tool positioned in a borehole, wherein the ranging tool comprises one or more modules, wherein each of the one or more modules are selectable and activatable, wherein the one or more modules are modular, and wherein determining the first configuration comprises:
selecting at least one of the one or more modules for the first configuration while the ranging tool is positioned in the borehole based, at least in part, on at least one of the one or more collected parameters, wherein the one or more modules comprise at least one of a transmitter module, a return module, a receiver module, a spacer module, a gap sub module, and a tool module;
activating at least one of the one or more modules of the first configuration of the ranging tool while the ranging tool is positioned in the borehole;
receiving a first measurement associated with the first configuration of the ranging tool;
determining a second configuration of the ranging tool, wherein determining the second configuration comprises:
selecting at least one of the one or more modules for the second configuration while the ranging tool is positioned in the borehole based, at least in part, on the one or more collected parameters and one or more operational conditions;
activating the at least one of the one or more modules of the second configuration of the ranging tool while the ranging tool is position in the borehole;
receiving a second measurement associated with the second configuration of the ranging tool;
analyzing operational efficiency for each of the first configuration and the second configuration based, at least in part, on the one or more collected parameters;
selecting a configuration from one of the first configuration or the second configuration based, at least in part, on the analyzed operational efficiency for each of the first configuration and the second configuration;
calculating a ranging parameter based, at least in part, on the first measurement and the second measurement; and
adjusting at least one operational parameter based, at least in part, on the calculated ranging parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,513

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH FLOW DIGITAL VALVE WITH LOCKING POPPETS AND BACKFLOW PREVENTION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

19. A method for backflow prevention in a valve comprising one or more flow paths, the method comprising:providing one or more poppets to control fluid flow of the one or more flow paths, the one or more poppets configured to operate according to operating states comprising a fully open state and a fully closed state; and
controlling, through a linear actuator, the operating states of the one or more poppets through motion of the one or more poppets according to an axial direction; wherein controlling for closing of the one or more poppets comprises:
i) progressively moving a locking sleeve rigidly coupled to the linear actuator into a locking flexure;
ii) based on the progressively moving, progressively compressing a spring coupled between the one or more poppets and the linear actuator, thereby moving said poppets;
iii) based on the progressively moving, creating a surface interaction between the locking sleeve and the locking flexure;
iv) based on the creating, flexing the locking flexure while clearing a stop nut rigidly coupled to the one or more poppets;
v) repeating steps i) through iii); and
vi) based on the repeating, reaching the fully closed state and further flexing the locking flexure to create an interference between the locking flexure and the stop nut, thereby locking the one or more poppets.

US Pat. No. 10,508,507

TUBULAR TRANSFER SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE PRESENTATION HEIGHT AND PRESENTATION ANGLE

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A tubular transfer system, comprising:a trough coupled between a pair of lift arm assemblies;
a base member coupled to each of the pair of lift arm assemblies;
a first adjustment assembly disposed on the pair of lift arm assemblies for adjusting a presentation angle of the trough;
a second adjustment assembly coupled to the base member and a portion of each of the pair of lift arm assemblies for adjusting a presentation height of the trough; and
wherein each of the first and the second adjustment assemblies comprise a rotatable screw and a bearing block.

US Pat. No. 10,508,506

RISER METHODS AND APPARATUSES

CONNECTOR AS, Kokstad (N...

1. A method of repairing a shaft, wherein the shaft is a subsea riser for use in the oil industry, the method comprising:cutting through the shaft at a pre-determined location, resulting in a first shaft section and a second shaft section;
attaching a gripper unit apparatus onto the first shaft section;
landing an alignment and installation apparatus onto said gripper unit apparatus, the alignment and installation apparatus carrying a component to be installed on the cut end of the first shaft section, wherein the component is a connector for connecting the first shaft section to a flexible pipe;
pitching and rotating the alignment and installation apparatus to align an axis of the connector with the axis of the first shaft section;
contracting the alignment and installation apparatus, thereby translating the connector substantially along the axis of the first shaft section until the cut end of the first shaft section is positioned on or within the connector; and
activating the connector to secure it onto the first shaft section, thereby enabling the communication of fluids between the flexible pipe and the first shaft section, wherein the gripper unit apparatus comprises teeth that are arranged to protrude slightly into the surface of a shaft and are arranged to attach the gripper unit apparatus to any position along part of a section of a shaft such that the gripper unit apparatus is not restricted to only attaching to an external flange or fixed connector on part of a section of a shaft.