US Pat. No. 10,115,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC SCHEDULING OF A WORKFORCE

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method of workforce scheduling, comprising:using a processor and computer memory to form a template-user interface comprising at least one shift activity template, wherein a worker interacts with the template-user interface to enter attributes of a work schedule into the shift activity template stored in the computer memory, wherein the attributes describe at least one worker activity performed during a period in a shift, a range of start times for the worker activity, and a length for the at least one worker activity;
creating with the processor and storing in the computerized memory, a schedulable object associated with the shift;
for said at least one worker activity, initializing corresponding attributes in the schedulable object in accordance with attributes from the shift activity template;
receiving an association between the shift activity template and at least one worker;
and
adjusting a scheduled time for the worker activity within the shift to evaluate combinations of scheduled times for the worker by binding the schedulable object to a respective period in the shift;
constraining additional binding such that the additional binding of additional schedulable objects to additional periods in the shift are distinct from the respective period in the shift;
identifying schedulable objects that are in excess of a minimum number of schedulable objects for a respective shift activity template and tracking the excess schedulable objects with a “no binding” identifier;
gathering the identified excess schedulable objects and placing the excess schedulable objects together in initial periods of respective shift activity templates to accommodate reassigning the excess schedulable objects;
identifying at least one queue experiencing a backlog and reassigning the excess schedulable objects from respective shift activity templates to the at least one queue;
and
directing output from the queue to the at least one worker in accordance with the binding and additional binding.

US Pat. No. 10,115,024

ROAD VERTICAL CONTOUR DETECTION USING A STABILIZED COORDINATE FRAME

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

1. A method for detecting a road surface deviation, the method performed by a driver assistance system mounted in a vehicle,wherein the driver assistance system comprises:
a processor,
a camera operatively connectible to the processor, and
a memory storing instructions that can be executed by the processor,
the method comprising:
capturing multiple images via the camera, the multiple images comprising a first image of the road surface captured at a first time and a second image of the road surface captured at a second time, the second time being subsequent to the first time,
determining, by the processor, based on at least the first image and the second image, a first current estimate of a plane normal of the road surface,
creating, by the processor, a model of the road surface based on a combination of:
(i) a previous estimate of the plane normal of the road surface updated based on an ego-motion of the vehicle; and
(ii) the current estimate of the plane normal of the road surface based on the first image and the second image;
using, by the processor, the model of the road surface to determine a residual motion along a projected path of the vehicle,
computing, by the processor, a vertical deviation of the road surface based on the residual motion, and
transmitting, by the processor, vertical deviation data to a vehicle control system for controlling a motion of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,114,998

SECURITY FEATURE

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method of generating a security feature, the method comprising:obtaining an n-bit code of data to encode;
generating an arrangement of dots;
designating a first portion of the dots as reference dots and a second portion of the dots as encoding dots, wherein the reference dots are unmovable and the encoding dots are movable; and
moving one of the encoding dots by a predetermined amount in a predetermined direction to encode the n-bit code of data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,966

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PER-DOCUMENT ENCRYPTION OF ENTERPRISE INFORMATION STORED ON A CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE (CCS)

netSkope, Inc., Los Alto...

1. A computer-implemented method of securely transmitting a document encrypted using a per-document key, the method including:sending, by a security engine, a key-and-identifier request, including a triplet of organization identifier, application identifier and region identifier, to a first key-manager module, wherein the first key-manager module is one of multiple key-manager modules distributed across a plurality of points of presence that maintain and share key-derivation information;
receiving, by the security engine, a key-and-identifier response, including a triplet-key used to derive per document encryption keys and a triplet-key identifier used to uniquely identify the triplet-key, from the first key-manager module;
invoking, by the security engine, a crypto module with the triplet-key, a document identifier (ID), and a salt and causing the crypto module to encrypt the document, including deriving a per-document key using a key derivation function (KDF) applied to the triplet-key, the document ID, and the salt, and then encrypting the document using the derived per-document key; and
transmitting the encrypted document, together with the document ID, the salt, and the triplet-key identifier, to a recipient to decrypt using a per-document key derived by a second key-manager module using the KDF applied to the document ID, the salt, and the triplet-key, the triplet-key retrieved using the triplet-key identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,114,711

FAULT DETECTION AND CORRECTION FOR SINGLE AND MULTIPLE MEDIA PLAYERS CONNECTED TO ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS, AND RELATED DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CINEPLEX DIGITAL MEDIA IN...

1. A method comprising:duplicating data associated with each of a plurality of media players to a back-up media player,
each of the plurality of media players being configured to output a signal to one or more of a plurality of electronic displays, each of the electronic displays configured to switch source inputs between a corresponding media player and a video splitter, the back-up media player configured to drive the duplicated data associated with each of the plurality of media players via the video splitter;
determining whether a fault exists in any of the plurality of media players that affects a corresponding electronic display;
switching the source input of the corresponding electronic display to the back-up media player via the video splitter; and
playing, on the corresponding electronic display, the duplicated data from the video splitter for any of the plurality of media players for which the fault exists.

US Pat. No. 10,113,801

MULTI-FLUID HEAT EXCHANGER ARRANGEMENT

Wabtec Holding Corp., Wi...

1. A multi-fluid heat exchanger joined by a common header portion, said heat exchanger comprising:(a) a pair of opposed headers, each of said headers comprising a single plate and including a first set of openings and a second set of openings designed according to a first predetermined configuration and a second predetermined configuration, wherein the first set of openings and the second set of openings are positioned adjacent one another on the single plate of each of the pair of opposed headers;
(b) a first tube core comprising a first set of tubes arranged according to said first predetermined configuration of said first set of openings, said first set of tubes having opposed ends aligned and secured within said first set of openings in said pair of opposed headers, wherein the first predetermined configuration of the first tube core comprises an array having a first predetermined spacing between the tubes;
(c) a second tube core comprising a second set of tubes arranged according to said second predetermined configuration of said second set of openings, said second set of tubes having opposed ends aligned and secured within said second set of openings in said pair of opposed headers, wherein the second predetermined configuration of the second tube core comprises an array having a second predetermined spacing between the tubes; and
(d) a core divider positioned between said first tube core and said second tube core, said core divider including a reinforcement member positioned adjacent thereto, wherein the core divider and the reinforcement member extend substantially the entire length of the first and second tube cores,
wherein said first predetermined configuration of said first set of openings and said first tube core has a different arrangement from said second predetermined configuration of said second set of openings and said second tube core and wherein the first predetermined spacing is different than the second predetermined spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,710

REFLECTOR ELEMENT FOR AN LED CIRCUIT BOARD

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

17. A flat reflector element for planar arrangement on an LED circuit board, wherein the flat reflector element includes:a flat portion having light-passage openings which extend therethrough and which correspond to positions of LEDs, each light-passage opening having a respective funnel-shaped edge region which extends within a thickness of the flat portion, and
projecting contact-protection elements which are arranged at a periphery of each of the light-passage openings so as to cover at least partially the respective funnel-shaped edge region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,700

LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING REDUCED MELANOPIC SPECTRAL CONTENT

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device configured to provide white light with a cyan gap coinciding with a melanopic sensitivity range, the light-emitting device comprising:a light source configured to provide violet or blue light with a peak wavelength under 450 nanometers (nm); and
at least one down-converter coupled to and located downstream of the light source and configured with a long-wavelength onset to convert a spectrum of the violet or blue light to generate the white light with a correlated color temperature (CCT) greater than or equal to 2700 Kelvin (K) and with a spectral power content in a 447-531 nm wavelength range that is less than or equal to 10% of a total spectral power content in a 380-780 nm wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,113,694

TIME-OF-FLIGHT SAFETY PHOTOELECTRIC BARRIER AND METHOD OF MONITORING A PROTECTIVE FIELD

Rockwell Automation Safet...

1. A safety photoelectric barrier for monitoring a protective field, said photoelectric barrier comprising:a single-sided transceiver bar with:
a housing;
a plurality of transceiver modules each having a radiation emitting unit emitting radiation towards a reference target, the protective field being located between said transceiver bar and the reference target, a radiation detecting unit detecting radiation incident on the transceiver module, and a signal processing unit evaluating the detected radiation regarding a distance information and an intensity information and for generating a binary output signal indicating the presence or absence of an object within the protective field;
a controller module evaluating the binary output signals generated by said transceiver modules and generating a safety signal in response to the evaluated output signals; and
an internal temperature sensor for performing a temperature compensation of said distance and intensity information;
wherein the radiation detecting unit comprises at least a first and a second photosensitive element redundantly evaluating the distance and intensity information.

US Pat. No. 10,113,341

MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK WITH A POSITION SECURING SYSTEM

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A latch with a locking mechanism that includes a catch and a pawl for locking the catch and optionally including an anti-theft device, the latch comprising:a position securing system comprising:
an actuating lever coupled to one of the locking mechanisms or the anti-theft device;
a pin movable between a first position where either the locking mechanism or anti-theft device is locked and a second position when either the locking mechanism or anti-theft device is unlocked, wherein the pin is coupled to the actuating lever;
a pincer spring with a first spring leg and a second spring leg that act on opposite sides of the pin, wherein the pincer spring resists moving the pin between the first and second positions; and
a housing comprising a first wall and a second wall that act as stops which limit the movement of the first and second spring legs caused by moving the pin between the first and second positions, wherein the first leg spring has a first free end and the second leg spring has a second free end, wherein the free ends are fixed to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,109

OXO- AND HYDROXO-BASED COMPOSITE INORGANIC LIGANDS FOR QUANTUM DOTS

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A particulate luminescent material comprising quantum dots with a capping agent coordinating to the quantum dots, wherein the capping agent comprises a zincate ion (Zn(OH)42?), and the particulate luminescent material comprises particles having an inorganic matrix hosting the quantum dots with inorganic capping agents.

US Pat. No. 10,112,893

GUANIDINIUM COMPOUNDS

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
G is -L-NH—C(—NH2)(?NH2)Y;
R is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 alkyloxy;
X is optionally substituted aryl;
Y is absent or is an anion selected from the group consisting of bicarbonate, halide, aryl carboxylate, alkyl carboxylate, phosphate, phosphonate, phosphonite, azide, thiocyanate, cyanate, phenoxide, arylsulfonate, alkylsulfonate, trifluoromethanesulfonate, thiolate, and stabilized enolate;
L is absent or is an optionally substituted linker selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, heteroalkyl, alkylcarbonyl, heteroalkylcarbonyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, or aryl;
n is 0-4; and
m is 1-2.

US Pat. No. 10,112,797

WRAP DISPENSER WITH FLAT RIM CAP

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A dispenser comprising:a rotating member including a first end and a second end, the rotating member having an inner surface and defining an axis of rotation that extends from the first end to the second end;
a holding member having an inner surface, an outer holding surface, and a collar at a first end of the holding member, the inner surface enclosing an engaging portion of the rotating member, the holding member configured to rotate relative to the rotating member; and
a cap attached to the first end of the rotating member and retaining the holding member on the rotating member, the collar of the holding member positioned at least partially directly between an end surface at the first end of the rotating member and a stop surface of the cap within an end gap defined between the end surface and the stop surface providing clearance for the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,112,716

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND EXECUTABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A lighting control system, the system comprising:a passenger sensor adapted to sense a presence of a passenger in a seat and generate a first signal representative of the presence of the passenger in the seat;
a hand sensor adapted to sense at least one of a position of at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, a configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and a direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and generate a second signal representative of the at least one of the position of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, the configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and the direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat;
a first light source located in a forward location with respect to the seat, the first light source generating a first light column;
a second light source located in rearward location with respect to the seat, the second light source being disposed rearward of and spaced from the first light source, the second light source generating a second light column; and
a controller operatively connected to the passenger sensor and the hand sensor to receive the first signal and the second signal therefrom and generate a control signal, based on the first signal and the second signal, to be received by the first light source and the second light source, where the control signal controls at least one parameter associated with an intensity, a color, a projected pattern, projected pattern location, or a width formed by a combination of the first and second light columns.

US Pat. No. 10,111,673

POLYMER 4-IN-1 FEMORAL CUTTING BLOCK INCLUDING METALLIC PROTECTIVE BUSHINGS

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising:a polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block having a sidewall that partially defines a chamfer cutting slot having a slot section between a first opening defined in a first surface of the sidewall and a second opening defined in a second surface of the sidewall,
a first metallic planar cutting guide secured within the chamfer cutting slot of the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block,
a second metallic planar cutting guide secured within the chamfer cutting slot of the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block, the second metallic planar cutting guide being arranged at an oblique angle relative to, and spaced apart from, the first metallic planar cutting guide,
a first metallic bushing secured within the chamfer cutting slot of the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block, an outer surface of the first metallic bushing being positioned at a lateral end of each of the first and second metallic planar cutting guides, the first metallic bushing extending along the slot section of the chamfer cutting slot, wherein the first metallic bushing is configured to prevent a blade from engaging the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block, and
a second metallic bushing secured within the chamfer cutting slot of the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block, an outer surface of the second metallic bushing being positioned at a medial end of each of the first and second metallic planar cutting guides, the second metallic bushing extending along the slot section of the chamfer cutting slot, wherein the second metallic bushing is configured to prevent the blade from engaging the polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block.

US Pat. No. 10,111,586

FORWARD AND SIDE IMAGING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY PROBE

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (Barbad...

1. A kit for adapting a side imaging Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) probe for both forward imaging and side imaging, the OCT probe comprising an optical fiber in optical communication with a wedge lens, the kit comprising:a cylindrical housing comprising: a longitudinal axis; an interior side; a distal end that is optically transparent; and a parabolic ring mirror located at the interior side, adjacent the distal end, and a widest radius of the parabolic ring mirror being disposed adjacent the distal end, wherein an interior surface of the parabolic ring mirror defines a volume of space within the cylindrical housing; the cylindrical housing configured to accept the OCT probe therein such that:
the optical fiber is located along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical housing and disposed within the volume of space; and,
the wedge lens is located inside the cylindrical housing and disposed within the volume of space, adjacent the distal end; and,
at least one motor connectable to the optical fiber, the at least one motor configured to both:
rotate the optical fiber and the wedge lens about the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical housing and inside the volume of space; and,
linearly displace the optical fiber and the wedge lens along the longitudinal axis and inside the volume of space;
the parabolic ring mirror configured to, when the OCT probe is accepted in the volume of space: receive light from the wedge lens and reflect the light out of the distal end as the wedge lens moves linearly and rotationally.

US Pat. No. 10,117,341

CONTROLLER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsuba Corporation, Gun...

1. A controller in which a plurality of terminals, an electronic component connected to the terminal, and a power device connected to the terminal and configured to supply power to a driven body and control driving of the driven body are embedded inside a resin main body, and a connector portion to which a connector extending from an external device is able to be fitted is integrally molded,wherein the resin main body comprises:
a primary molded portion integrated with the terminal using a resin, causing one end of the terminal to function as a connector terminal which protrudes into the connector portion, and configured to form a disposition portion of the electronic component and the power device; and
a secondary molded portion integrated with the electronic component, the power device, and the primary molded portion in a state in which the electronic component and the power device are disposed at the disposition portion, wherein the secondary molded portion is formed of a thermally conductive resin, and wherein a heat sink is integrally provided in the secondary molden portion, the power device and the heat sink are separetly disposed, and the power device and the heat sink are in contact with each other via thermally conductive resin.

US Pat. No. 10,117,339

MANUFACTURING JIG AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR TEMPERATURE MEASURING SAMPLE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

19. A manufacturing jig for a temperature measuring sample, wherein, the temperature measuring sample is formed by fitting a coupling end of a printed circuit board, the best temperature measuring point of a strip thermometer and a flexible printed circuit board, and the manufacturing jig for a temperature measuring sample comprises:a first clamping mechanism, which is configured to clamp the strip thermometer and adjust position of the strip thermometer in X-axis direction, so that the best temperature measuring point located at an end of the strip thermometer is at a width center point of the coupling end of the printed circuit board, wherein the X-axis direction is parallel to a width direction of the coupling end of the printed circuit board,
wherein:
the first clamping mechanism comprises a first supporting part, a clamping part and a first adjustment part, the first supporting part is connected to the first adjustment part, and is used for supporting the first adjustment part; the clamping part is movably connected to the first adjustment part, and is capable of reciprocating in the X-axis direction when driven by the first adjustment part, and the first adjustment part includes a first pushing rod, a first elastic element, and a first sliding rail, the first pushing rod and the first elastic element are provided at two opposite sides of the clamping part along the X-axis direction, respectively, a length direction of first sliding rail is parallel to the X-axis direction, so that the clamping part is capable of reciprocating in the length direction of the first sliding rail, and
first magnetic elements capable of attracting to each other are provided on edge regions, at a side away from the first connecting member, of the folded surfaces facing each other of the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate, respectively, and the first magnetic elements are capable of enabling the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate to be fitted completely and attracted together.

US Pat. No. 10,117,332

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) comprising:a substrate having a surface; and
a pad group on the surface of the substrate, the pad group including at least two pads, each of the at least two pads including a first sub-pad portion and a second sub-pad portion, different and separate from the first sub-pad portion,
wherein the first sub-pad portion partially surrounds at least three sides of the second sub-pad portion; and
wherein the second sub-pad portion of one of the at least two pads protrudes from an end portion of the first sub-pad portion toward another pad of the at least two pads.

US Pat. No. 10,117,314

AUTOMATIC AND DECENTRALIZED COMMISSIONING OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTING UNITS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system for commissioning one or more luminaires in a physical structure, the system comprising:a memory configured to store information about the one or more luminaires;
a commissioning module configured to: (i) localize a luminaire to be commissioned to a location within the physical structure; and (ii) associate the localized luminaire with one or more other luminaires in the physical structure, wherein the associated luminaires are configured to operate according to one or more parameters; and
a commissioning tool in communication with the commissioning module and configured to: (i) associate a controller or sensor to the localized luminaire; (ii) link the associated luminaires together in the memory, wherein the linked associated luminaires are configured such that operation of the localized luminaire affects operation of another luminaire of the associated luminaires; and (iii) configure the one or more parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,117,295

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS FOR USE WITH AC-OUTPUT LIGHTING BALLASTS

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:at least one light emitting diode (LED); and
a passive resonant converter circuit having an output coupled to the at least one LED and an input configured to be coupled to a gas discharge lamp ballast that produces an AC output, and comprising a resonant CL circuit comprising:
at least one inductor coupled in series with the at least one LED; and
at least one capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,280

TECHNIQUES FOR RECEIVING PACKETS OVER AGGREGATED CONNECTIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating using traffic aggregation, comprising:establishing, by a user equipment (UE), a first connection using a first radio access technology (RAT), wherein the UE operates in a communication mode having one or more dormant periods with respect to the first connection;
receiving, by the UE, a data packet over a second connection using a second RAT, wherein the data packet is from a data flow which is allowed or configured to be delivered via the first connection and the second connection;
determining that the data packet is received over the second connection when the UE is operating in a dormant period of the one or more dormant periods with respect to the first connection; and
requesting a termination of the dormant period over the first connection based at least in part on determining that the data packet is received over the second connection when the UE is operating in the dormant period with respect to the first connection,
wherein requesting the termination of the dormant period comprises transmitting a request to a first access node over the first connection to terminate the dormant period.

US Pat. No. 10,117,274

METHOD FOR PERFORMING OPERATION RELATED TO RADIO LINK FAILURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for an operation related to a Radio Link Failure (RLF) in a wireless communication system performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:monitoring a radio link state of a serving base station (BS);
detecting a physical layer problem;
transmitting a specific random access preamble related to the RLF to one or more neighboring BSs through a specific Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) resource;
receiving a random access response from the one or more neighboring BSs;
determining a neighboring BS to which an additional RRC connection is to be configured based on the received random access response; and
configuring an RRC connection with the determined neighboring BS,
wherein the specific PRACH resource is a common PRACH resource that is separately configured to transmit the specific random access preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,117,272

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM SUPPORTING DOWNLINK ORIENTED CHANNEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting data by an AP (access point) in a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) system, the method comprising:obtaining information related to an STA (Station) located in an OBSS (overlapping basic service set) among STAs associated with the AP;
determining whether to transmit the data via a downlink oriented channel or a normal channel different from the downlink oriented channel or whether to use at least a DCF (distributed coordination function) procedure and an EDCA (enhanced distributed channel access) procedure, the determination according to whether an STA associated with the AP is located in the OBSS; and
transmitting the data according to the determination,
wherein the data is transmitted via the downlink oriented channel without the DCF procedure and the EDCA procedure when no STA is located in the OBSS and when the downlink oriented channel is idle during a PIFS (point coordination function interframe space) duration or a DIFS (distributed coordination function interframe space) duration.

US Pat. No. 10,117,254

PILOT SEQUENCES IN DATA STREAMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for an access point, comprising:determining a first plurality of resource units for communication of a first data symbol;
determining a second plurality of resource units for communication of a second data symbol, wherein the second data symbol is subsequent to the first data symbol;
generating a first set of pilot signals in at least one resource unit of the first plurality of resource units, wherein generating the first set of pilot signals in the at least one resource unit of the first plurality of resource units comprises: determining pilot tone locations associated with the at least one resource unit of the first plurality of resource units, and determining an initial pilot sequence associated with the determined pilot tone locations;
generating a second set of pilot signals in at least one resource unit of the second plurality of resource units, wherein generating the second set of pilot signals in the at least one resource unit of the second plurality of resource units comprises: determining a second pilot sequence by shifting the initial pilot sequence; and
transmitting the generated first set of pilot signals in the at least one resource unit of the first plurality of resource units and the generated second set of pilot signals in the at least one resource unit of the second plurality of resource units.

US Pat. No. 10,117,245

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:a first transmission section that transmits communication data through a first communication path using a period in which cyclic data is transmitted among the communication data and a period in which acyclic data is transmitted among the communication data, the cyclic data being transmitted cyclically and the acyclic data being transmitted acyclically;
a second transmission section that transmits the communication data through a second communication path by performing priority control depending on the priority of the communication data;
a switching control section that performs switching between the transmission using the first transmission section and the transmission using the second transmission section; and
a parameter setting section that sets communication parameters for the second transmission section in the case that switching is performed by the switching control section from the transmission using the first transmission section to the transmission using the second transmission section, the parameter setting section including:
a transmission pattern derivation section that derives, from the communication data transmitted using the first transmission section, transmission patterns of the cyclic data transmitted cyclically, and that derives, from the communication data transmitted using the first transmission section, transmission patterns of the acyclic data transmitted acyclically; and
a parameter derivation section that derives the communication parameters on the basis of the transmission patterns of the cyclic data and the transmission patterns of the acyclic data derived by the transmission pattern derivation section, the communication parameters indicating to allocate a band to the cyclic data prior to the acyclic data.

US Pat. No. 10,117,242

METHOD OF PERFORMING CONTENTION BASED MULTIPLE ACCESS (MA) IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing contention based multiple access (MA) by a base station in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of:receiving information on a best beam ID (identifier) from each user equipment (UE);
allocating a resource for contention based multiple access per a beam based on a number of best beam ID per beam obtained from the information regarding the best beam ID received from the each UE; and
transmitting information regarding the resource for the contention based multiple access allocated per beam, to the each UE,
wherein an amount of the resource allocated for the contention based multiple access per beam is in proportion to the number of best beam ID per the beam.

US Pat. No. 10,117,237

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

9. A communication method comprising:mapping downlink control information to resources by:
selectively mapping the downlink control information to resources of a first resource region and a second resource region included in a first type of subframe, the first resource region being available for a downlink control channel and a downlink data channel and the second resource region being available for the downlink control channel; and
selectively mapping the downlink control information to resources of the second resource region included in a second type of subframe, the second type of subframe having a gap period between a downlink period and an uplink period in time division duplex (TDD); and
transmitting the mapped downlink control information, wherein a terminal apparatus that receives the transmitted downlink control information does not blind-decode the first resource region in the second type of subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,200

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING SYNCHRONIZATION FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of obtaining synchronization, which is obtained by a D2D (device to device) UE in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of:measuring at least one of D2D synchronization signal reception power for received D2D synchronization signals;
calculating D2D synchronization signal reception quality using the measured D2D synchronization signal reception power;
selecting a D2D synchronization signal among the received D2D synchronization signals based on the D2D synchronization signal reception quality; and
obtaining a synchronization from the selected D2D synchronization signal,
wherein the D2D synchronization signal reception quality corresponds to a value resulted from dividing the D2D synchronization signal reception power by a difference between total reception power and the D2D synchronization signal reception power, and
wherein the total reception power is related to a symbol period corresponding to a predetermined symbol length based on a timing at which a peak occurs while the D2D synchronization signal and predetermined sequences are correlated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,117,199

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for measuring a channel by a terminal configured to operate on two or more frequency bands, each of the frequency bands being configured with a subcarrier spacing different from each other, in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing blind detection on a synchronization signal or a reference signal defined by each subcarrier spacing;
determining a subcarrier spacing configured for the terminal according to the detected synchronization signal or the reference signal; and
performing channel measurement using the detected synchronization signal or the reference signal,
wherein the reference signal is mapped to a resource with a resource mapping pattern defined for each subcarrier spacing, and
wherein reference signals for all subcarrier spacing are mapped to a resource with resource mapping patterns having identical density, each of the resource mapping patterns corresponding to a respective one of all the subcarrier spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,116,726

METHODS FOR BUNDLING IMAGES AND DEVICES THEREOF

USABLENET INC., New York...

1. A method for bundling images, the method comprising:obtaining, by a web server, a web page requested by a client device, the web page comprising a plurality of image elements;
determining, by the web server, when at least a first image element and a second image element of the plurality of image elements each include a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) source attribute value, wherein each of the HTML source attribute values identify an image directory and an image file name; and
when the determination indicates that at least the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements each include the HTML source attribute value:
inserting, by the web server, and prior to sending the requested web page to the client device, a first data attribute bundle into the first image element and a second data attribute bundle into the second image element, wherein the first data attribute bundle comprises the image directory and the image file name of the HTML source attribute value associated with the first image element and the second data attribute bundle comprises the image directory and the image file name of the HTML source attribute value associated with the second image element;
replacing, by the web server, at least each of the HTML source attribute values of the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements with a default data uniform resource indicator (URI) of a spacer graphic interchange format (GIF) transparent image, wherein the default data URI of the spacer GIF transparent image does not enable rendering of any of one or more images identified by the image directory and image file name associated with each of the HTML source attribute values;
inserting, by the web server, a reference to a JavaScript executable file into the requested web page, sending the requested web page to the client device, and receiving a request from the client device for the executable file; and
sending, by the web server, the JavaScript executable file to the client device in response to the request, the JavaScript executable file configured when executed to replace each of the HTML source attribute values associated with the first image element and the second image element of the plurality of image elements with a data URI with a base 64 encoding of a corresponding one of the images identified by the image directory and image file name in the respective first data attribute bundle and the second data attribute bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,116,358

SERVICE SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND CUSTOMER-PREMISES EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A service signal processing method, the method being applied to customer-premises equipment (CPE), and the method comprising:obtaining signal strength information of a current service antenna corresponding to a current service;
obtaining a first idle timeslot of a current-service signal frame structure and a second idle timeslot of another-service signal frame structure;
obtaining a synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot;
controlling the current service antenna to be disconnected from a radio frequency channel of the current service antenna;
controlling another service antenna corresponding to another service to be switched to the radio frequency channel of the current service antenna at the obtained synchronization moment;
transmitting a test signal;
controlling the another service antenna to be disconnected from the radio frequency channel of the current service antenna;
controlling the current service antenna to be switched back to the radio frequency channel of the current service antenna;
determining signal strength information of the another service antenna according to a transmitting result of the test signal;
selecting a working antenna according to the signal strength information of the current service antenna and the signal strength information of the another service antenna; and
controlling the working antenna to process a service signal of the current service using the radio frequency channel of the current service antenna, and
the method further comprising one of the following:
the current-service signal frame structure has a receive-send interval, the another-service signal frame structure has the receive-send interval, and obtaining the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure and the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure comprises:
determining a first receive-send interval of the current-service signal frame structure;
using the first receive-send interval as the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure;
determining a second receive-send interval of the another-service signal frame structure; and
using the second receive-send interval as the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure, and
obtaining the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot comprises:
obtaining a synchronization moment of the first receive-send interval and the second receive-send interval; and
using the synchronization moment of the first receive-send interval and the second receive-send interval as the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot, or
the current-service signal frame structure has the receive-send interval, the another-service signal frame structure does not have the receive-send interval, and obtaining the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure and the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure comprises:
determining a third receive-send interval of the current-service signal frame structure;
using the third receive-send interval as the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure;
determining a first blank subframe in the another-service signal frame structure;
using the first blank subframe as the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure, and
obtaining the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot comprises:
searching the first blank subframe for a synchronization moment with the third receive-send interval; and
using the found synchronization moment as the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot, or
the current-service signal frame structure does not have the receive-send interval, the another-service signal frame structure has the receive-send interval, and obtaining the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure and the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure comprises:
determining a second blank subframe in the current-service signal frame structure;
using the second blank subframe as the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure;
determining a fourth receive-send interval of the another-service signal frame structure; and
using the fourth receive-send interval as the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure, and
obtaining the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot comprises:
searching the second blank subframe for a synchronization moment with the fourth receive-send interval; and
using the found synchronization moment as the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot, or
the current-service signal frame structure does not have the receive-send interval, the another-service signal frame structure does not have the receive-send interval, and obtaining the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure and the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure comprises:
determining a third blank subframe in the current-service signal frame structure;
using the third blank subframe as the first idle timeslot of the current-service signal frame structure;
determining a fourth blank subframe in the another-service signal frame structure; and
using the fourth blank subframe as the second idle timeslot of the another-service signal frame structure, and
obtaining the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot comprises:
determining a synchronization moment of the third blank subframe and the fourth blank subframe; and
using the synchronization moment of the third blank subframe and the fourth blank subframe as the synchronization moment of the first idle timeslot and the second idle timeslot.

US Pat. No. 10,116,271

CURRENT-TO-VOLTAGE CONVERTER, AMPLIFIER INPUT STAGE AND CORRESPONDING AMPLIFIER

Devialet, Paris (FR)

1. A current-to-voltage converter, the input current having a variable component, the converter comprising:an input for the current to be converted;
an output for the converted voltage;
a current-to-voltage conversion resistance connected to the output and to a reference potential;
a processing circuit comprising:
a voltage source;
a main branch comprising at least one transistor whose gate is connected to the voltage source and at least one current source connected in series with the transistor, the input being connected to the output via the transistor;
a twin circuit comprising:
a voltage source that is identical to the voltage source of the processing circuit;
a twin branch that is identical to the main branch of the processing circuit;
a voltage follower that is connected at the input to the main branch of the processing circuit and connected at the output to the twin branch of the twin circuit, and
current reinjection means for reinjecting the current at the output of the follower into the main branch of the processing circuit, wherein the voltage follower comprises a first output for conveying a current to the twin circuit and a second output for reinjecting a current, equal to the current originating from the first output, into the main branch of the processing circuit, the converter being fabricated on a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,999

ALL-SOLID-STATE LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A SOLID ELECTROLYTE AND AN INTERMEDIATE LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An all-solid-state lithium-ion secondary battery comprising:a cathode active material that allows a lithium ion to be stored therein and released therefrom;
an anode active material that allows a lithium ion to be stored therein and released therefrom;
a solid electrolyte between the cathode active material and the anode active material, the solid electrolyte having lithium ion conductivity; and
an intermediate layer between the solid electrolyte and the cathode active material, the intermediate layer being constituted of elements including all elements constituting the cathode active material, a lithium ion in the intermediate layer being less ionic than the lithium ion stored in the cathode active material.

US Pat. No. 10,115,594

METHOD OF FORMING FINE ISLAND PATTERNS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method of forming fine island patterns, the method comprising:forming a plurality of first mask pillars on a hard mask layer on a substrate comprising:
forming a lower buffer mask layer on the hard mask layer;
forming a plurality of through vias in the lower buffer mask layer;
filling the through vias with a mask material to form the first mask pillars; and
removing the lower buffer mask layer; and
forming an upper buffer mask layer over the hard mask layer to cover the first mask pillars;
patterning a plurality of islands in the upper buffer mask layer;
separating each of the islands into a plurality of sub-islands;
etching the upper buffer mask layer to form a plurality of second mask pillars on the hard mask layer;
etching an exposed portion of the hard mask layer exposed by the first mask pillars and the second mask pillars until portions of the substrate are etched; and
removing the first mask pillars, the second mask pillars, and remaining portions of the hard mask layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,301

CONTROLLERS WITH ADAPTABLE INTERFACES

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A method for updating a control device, comprising:receiving identifying information about an appliance;
receiving identifying information about a component of the appliance, the component being a part of the appliance;
sending a query to a remote server including information about the appliance and the component;
receiving a response from the remote server including configuration information for the control device, the configuration information including a command for the appliance and a command that is specific to the component;
mapping a first input of the control device to the command for the appliance;
mapping a second input of the control device to the command that is specific to the component;
receiving the second input; and
in response to receiving the second input, sending the command that is specific to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,114,601

TILED DISPLAY, AND DISPLAY TILE AND CARRIER SUBSTRATE FOR USE IN SAME

BARCO N.V., Kortrijk (BE...

1. A tiled display comprising discrete luminous sources distributed over at least two adjacent flexible display tiles, each of said flexible display tiles being configured to drive the discrete luminous sources on it when connected to a power supply and when receiving data and control signals, said data signals comprising a video signal; wherein the power, data and control signals are provided to the tiles through conducting tracks formed on a carrier substrate underlying said at least two display tiles, wherein an electrical connection between a first conductor on the carrier substrate and a second conductor on a tile is established by means of a connecting element comprising a resilient means keeping it pressed and in contact with a surface of the first conductor or second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,818

BIMETALLIC FIN WITH THEMO-ADJUSTING TURBULATION FEATURE

GARRETT TRANSPORTATION I ...

1. An oil cooler, comprising:a cooler core having an oil fin;
wherein the oil fin includes a fin element;
wherein the fin element includes a moveable window that provides an opening from one side of the fin element through and to an opposite side of the fin element;
wherein the moveable window includes a window base that divides the opening, a first flap attached on one side of the window base, and a second flap attached on an opposite side of the window base;
wherein the first and second flaps move between a closed position and an open position;
wherein, when the first and second flaps move to the open position, the first and second flaps move towards one another.

US Pat. No. 10,113,699

LED BULB HAVING LIGHT GUIDE BODY

Changzhou Fuxing Electric...

1. An LED bulb having a light guide body, comprising a bulb holder, a bulb shell, a luminous body, a power source, a connector, and a light guide body; whereinthe connector is fixedly connected to the bulb holder;
the bulb shell is fixed on the connector;
the luminous body and the power source are located in the bulb holder;
the luminous body and the power source are connected by using a wire;
a lower end of the light guide body is plugged with the connector;
a bottom of the light guide body is in contact with the luminous body;
the light guide body has an opening at the top;
a contour line of the opening has a wavy shape; and
the light guide body is engraved with glyphs.

US Pat. No. 10,112,807

SUPPORTING LEG AND SUPPORTING CONSTRUCTION FOR A WORKING MACHINE

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A supporting leg for a working machine having a mast,with a hollow body which is composed of two web plates, which are arranged at a distance from each other, and two flange plates, which connect the web plates to each other, are arranged at a distance from each other, and are connected to the web plates via weld seams, and
with a supporting foot protruding downward from the hollow body,
wherein the web plates in each case have two substantially vertically arranged wide sides and two substantially horizontally arranged narrow sides connecting the wide sides to each other,
wherein the flange plates in each case have two substantially horizontally arranged wide sides and two substantially vertically arranged narrow sides connecting the wide sides to each other,
wherein the flange plates each bear with the narrow sides against mutually facing wide sides of the web plates,
wherein the narrow sides of the web plates are exposed and form lower and upper bearing surfaces of the hollow body, and
wherein an upper flange plate of the two flange plates is connected to the web plates at a distance from upwardly directed narrow sides of the narrow sides of the web plates and/or a lower flange plate of the two flange plates is connected to the web plates at a distance from downwardly directed narrow sides of the narrow sides of the web plates.
US Pat. No. 10,111,950

MODIFIED GLYCOLIPIDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Vaccinex, Inc., Rocheste...

1. A method of treating a disease in a subject, comprising administering to a subject in need of said treatment a modified glycolipid/protein complex comprising:a) a CD1d protein;
b) a ?2-microglobulin physically associated with said CD1d protein; and
c) a modified ?-glycosyl ceramide;
wherein the disease is a viral disease; wherein the modified ?-glycosyl ceramide is covalently linked to the CD1d protein via activation of a benzophenone group attached to the terminus of an acyl chain of the N-acyl lipophilic moiety of the modified ?-glycosyl ceramide, wherein the modified glycolipid/protein complex enhances the activity of natural killer T (NKT) cells, and wherein the modified glycolipid/protein complex is administered in an amount sufficient to alter the progression of the disease.

US Pat. No. 10,117,343

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES AND RELATED METHODS OF FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for forming a three-dimensional structure in a body having a material defining a first surface and a second surface, comprising:removing a first portion of the material from the first surface of the body to define a first pattern of negative space at the first surface; and
removing a second portion of the material from the second surface of the body to define a second pattern of negative space at the second surface, wherein the first pattern of negative space extends from the first surface to a first depth within the body and the second pattern of negative space extends from the second surface to a second depth within the body to form apertures in the three-dimensional structure.

US Pat. No. 10,117,331

DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a first substrate comprising a first surface;
a second substrate comprising a second surface; and
a transistor over the first surface,
wherein a first structure having a projection, a second structure having a projection, a black matrix covering the first structure and the second structure, an overcoat layer formed by a polyimide resin, an epoxy resin, or an acrylic resin covering the black matrix, and a color filter are provided over the second surface,
wherein the first surface faces the second surface,
wherein the black matrix has a plurality of projections reflecting the projection of the first structure and the projection of the second structure,
wherein a bottom surface of the black matrix is in direct contact with the first structure and the second structure,
wherein a planar shape of the first structure is different from a planar shape of the second structure, and
wherein the black matrix is a single-layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,117,285

CLOUD WAN OVERLAY NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:providing, by a network device and to a device associated with a customer, an interface, wherein the interface includes a plurality of cloud provider selection menus and, for each cloud provider selection menu, a corresponding credential entry box, wherein each cloud provider selection menu lists a plurality of cloud providers, and wherein the interface allows the customer to input multiple different cloud providers for which the customer is a subscriber and, for each of the multiple different cloud providers, credentials of the customer;
obtaining, by the network device and for each of the multiple different cloud providers for which the customer is a subscriber, the credentials of the customer; and
establishing, by the network device using the credentials of the customer, a cloud wide area network (WAN) overlay network across multiple different cloud computing networks associated with the multiple different cloud providers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,279

METHOD FOR MAINTENANCE OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BEARERS WHEN MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BEARERS REACHED

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a session management (SM) reject message by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the SM reject message comprises a cause code indicating that a maximum number of bearers has been reached while the UE has an existing number of established bearers connecting the UE with a first type of RAT;
determining the maximum number of bearers based on the SM reject message;
receiving a subsequent SM request from the network after receiving the SM reject message and the cause code, wherein the subsequent SM request is associated with a set of parameters including a second type of RAT different than the first type, and requests to activate a dedicated bearer context for a new bearer connecting the UE with the second type of RAT;
updating the maximum number of bearers based on the SM request and the set of parameters in response to the cause code, wherein the UE autonomously updates the maximum number of bearers that is radio access technology (RAT) dependent; and
accepting the subsequent SM request and establishing the new bearer while maintaining the existing number of established bearers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,278

METHOD FOR CONNECTION BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:short-range communication circuitry;
a memory storing a communication software module; and
a processor adapted to:
connect with a wireless access point (AP);
broadcast, using the short-range communication circuitry, a request message to perform a service associated with file sharing or conferencing, the request message including a unique identifier or a unique name related to the service;
receive, via the wireless AP, a response message from at least one external device connected with the wireless AP;
establish a communicative connection with the at least one external device via the wireless AP; and
perform, using the communication software module, an operation for the service with the at least one external device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,261

DEVICE, NETWORK, AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATIONS WITH CARRIER SENSING AND COEXISTENCE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:sensing, by a second network element, a first reservation signal transmitted by a first network element in a sensing region of a frame communicated over a carrier, the first reservation signal being transmitted to reserve the carrier for transmission by the first network element, wherein the first network element and the second network element share the carrier and are from different operators;
determining, by the second network element, whether the carrier is available for transmission by the second network element by performing cancellation on sensed signals of the second network element to remove the first reservation signal from the sensed signals; and
transmitting, by the second network element, a second reservation signal in the sensing region of the frame to reserve the carrier for transmission by the second network element in response to determining that the carrier is available, the carrier being determined to be available when a power level of the sensed signal after the cancellation is performed is less than a threshold, wherein both the first network element and the second network element reserve the carrier for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,117,259

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCE IN SHARED NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for managing a resource in a shared network, the method comprising:receiving an adjustment request from a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) entity, wherein the adjustment request indicates a participant mobile network operator to which user equipment belongs, and requests to adjust a guaranteed bit rate quota and/or a maximum bit rate quota of the participant mobile network operator in the PCEF entity, the maximum bit rate quota is a sum of maximum bit rate resources that are in the PCEF entity and that can be used by all guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator, and the guaranteed bit rate quota is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources that are in the PCEF entity and that can be used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator;
obtaining, according to the adjustment request, a subscription guaranteed bit rate resource allocated by a primary operator to the participant mobile network operator and a used guaranteed bit rate resource of the participant mobile network operator, wherein the used guaranteed bit rate resource is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources currently used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator, and the subscription guaranteed bit rate resource is a sum of guaranteed bit rate resources that can be used by all the guaranteed bit rate bearers of the participant mobile network operator at any moment; and
sending an adjustment response to the PCEF entity according to the subscription guaranteed bit rate resource and the used guaranteed bit rate resource, wherein the adjustment response indicates whether the PCEF entity is allowed to adjust the guaranteed bit rate quota and/or the maximum bit rate quota.

US Pat. No. 10,117,243

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING RESOURCE REGION INFORMATION FOR PHICH AND METHOD OF RECEIVING PDCCH

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) signal transmitted from a base station (BS) via a specific resource region, the method comprising:receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) signal comprising:
first information related to a system bandwidth,
second information related to a specific constant for physical hybrid ARQ indicator channel (PHICH), and
third information related to a duration of PHICH,
wherein the duration of PHICH indicates a number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to which a PHICH is mapped;
obtaining a value by multiplying a number of resource blocks according to the system bandwidth by the specific constant for PHICH;
determining a resource region used for PHICH transmission based on the obtained value and the duration of PHICH; and
receiving the PDCCH signal from the BS via the specific resource region for downlink control information,
wherein the specific resource region is determined among resource regions not being used for the PHICH transmission, and
wherein the specific resource region is within a resource region having a prescribed number of OFDM symbols that is equal to or greater than the number of OFDM symbols corresponding to the duration of PHICH in a time domain starting from a first OFDM symbol of each subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,222

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVICES OF A NEIGHBOR AWARE NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication comprising:receiving, at a second device of a data link group of a neighbor aware network (NAN), a message including an indication of whether a first device corresponding to a particular service is available during multiple time periods designated for devices of the data link group to operate in an active operating mode; and
transitioning, by the second device, to a low-power operating mode during one or more transmission windows corresponding to at least one time period of the multiple time periods in response to determining, based on the message, that the first device is unavailable during the at least one time period, wherein the one or more transmission windows comprise a subset of all transmission windows between a first discovery window and a second discovery window; and
transitioning, by the second device, to an active operating mode during at least one transmission window between the first discovery window and the second discovery window, wherein the second device is available to communicate with at least one device of the NAN during the active operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,117,206

METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONTENT AMONG TERMINALS AND TERMINALS

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A method for synchronizing content, comprising:determining, by a first terminal, first terminal sharing content;
sending, by the first terminal, a synchronization group create message to a second terminal, the first terminal and the second terminal being in a same user group created on an instant messaging application, the synchronization group create message carrying a first terminal identifier and a synchronization group identifier, the synchronization group create message being used for requesting that the second terminal join a synchronization group, and the first terminal sending the synchronization group create message to the second terminal comprising multicasting, by the first terminal, the synchronization group create message to the second terminal in a local area network;
receiving, by the first terminal, a synchronization group join message from the second terminal, the synchronization group join message indicating that the second terminal has agreed to join the synchronization group, the synchronization group join message comprising a second terminal identifier and the synchronization group identifier, the synchronization group being a group in which the first terminal is allowed to automatically synchronize with the second terminal, and the first terminal receiving the synchronization group join message from the second terminal comprising receiving, by the first terminal, the synchronization group join message multicasted in the local area network from the second terminal;
storing, by the first terminal, the second terminal identifier in a group member information;
subsequently discovering, by the first terminal, the second terminal according to the group member information;
establishing, by the first terminal when the first terminal determines that the second terminal belongs to the same synchronization group as the first terminal, a connection to the second terminal according to the second terminal identifier and using a short-range wireless communications technology; and
synchronizing, by the first terminal, the first terminal sharing content and second terminal sharing content.

US Pat. No. 10,117,173

OUT-OF-BAND POWER DOWN NOTIFICATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A mobile base station for reducing coverage interruptions for users connected thereto, comprising:a vehicle bus notification module coupled to a vehicle electrical power system and configured to determine a vehicle battery power level, the vehicle electrical power system powering the mobile base station;
a first radio access network interface for communicating with mobile devices using a first radio access technology;
a backhaul interface for communicating with an operator core network;
a processor, in communication with the vehicle bus notification module, the first radio access network interface, and the backhaul interface; and
a memory, further comprising instructions that when executed by the processor, perform steps comprising:
receiving a vehicle bus low power alert at the vehicle bus notification module;
requesting, in response to receiving the vehicle bus low power alert, from a network server, a mobile device detach procedure for the mobile devices;
sending, in response to receiving the vehicle bus low power alert, to the network server, a message to cause the network server to perform power control of a neighboring base station to increase or decrease transmission power; and
sending a message via the backhaul interface to the operator core network to request a notification to be sent to the mobile devices, the notification configured to include human-readable information regarding the vehicle battery power level of the mobile base station,
thereby enabling the mobile devices to be notified via the operator core network when the vehicle battery power level is low.

US Pat. No. 10,117,085

DEPLOYMENT OF PROXIMITY BEACON DEVICES

Aerohive Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a network device, coupled to a network of an enterprise via a first communication interface, including a second communication interface and configured to provide wireless access to the network of the enterprise for wireless local area network (WLAN) stations;
a network device-coupled proximity beacon transmitter (PBT) device physically connected to the network device via the second communication interface, including a PBT configuration datastore storing PBT parameters, a beacon content datastore storing proximity beacon content, and a PBT;
wherein, in operation, the PBT transmits proximity beacons comprising proximity beacon content, including at least one value associated with a context defined by the enterprise or an entity acting on behalf of the enterprise, from the beacon content datastore in accordance with the PBT parameters from the PBT configuration datastore to form a personal area network (PAN) of the enterprise detectable by a proximity beacon receiver (PBR) device with a proximity beacon interpretation engine configured to interpret the proximity beacon content and the at least one value to indicate actual proximity to the network device in the context defined by the enterprise or the entity acting on behalf of the enterprise, and the network device establishes a direct wireless connection with the PBR device that received the proximity beacons from the PBT, and provides additional content associated with the proximity beacons to the PBR device through the direct wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 10,116,798

QUEUEING COMMUNICATIONS FOR A CONTACT CENTER

Noble Systems Corporation...

1. A method for routing a communication in a contact center comprising:deriving a communication value distribution by a computer processor from communication values for a set of communications that was applied a treatment, the treatment being from a plurality of treatments supported by the contact center in which each treatment in the plurality of treatments (1) is applicable to at least one of a reason and an opportunity for conducting a communication with a remote party and (2) comprises a plurality of sub-queues;
deriving a value range for each sub-queue of the plurality of sub-queues for the treatment by the computer processor based on the communication value distribution and a percentage of communication volume to be handled by the sub-queue; and
assigning a number of agents to at least one sub-queue of the plurality of sub-queues for the treatment by the computer processor to handle communications placed in the at least one sub-queue, the number of agents is based on the percentage of communication volume to be handled by the at least one sub-queue and a service level requirement identifying a level of service that is to be maintained by the number of agents, wherein the communication is placed in the at least one sub-queue and connected to an agent in the number of agents based on a communication value determined for the communication falling within the value range derived for the at least one sub-queue.

US Pat. No. 10,116,541

TCP CONNECTIONS RESILIENCY SYSTEM FOR TESTING NETWORKS IN UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENTS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for testing a network device under test (DUT), the system comprising:a network equipment test device including at least one processor;
a client and a server implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to establish a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection between the client and the server and through the network DUT, wherein the client and the server are implemented on one or more processors;
a test controller implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to execute a test script to test the network DUT by exchanging a sequence of data packages over the TCP connection between the client and the server; and
a resiliency system including a client side portion and a server side portion implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to store, for each data package exchanged between the client and the server over the TCP connection, a client sequence identifier for the data package and a server sequence identifier for the data package, and, in response to detecting an error on the TCP connection, synchronizing the client and the server to a last data package exchanged prior to the error using the client sequence identifiers and the server sequence identifiers and resuming the test script at a next data package after the last data package exchanged prior to the error in the sequence of data packages;
wherein the resiliency system is configured to store a unique receive sequence number (RSN) for each of a plurality of received data packages and a unique send sequence number (SSN) for each of a plurality of sent data packages, and wherein synchronizing the client and the server comprises exchanging at least a first RSN from the client to the server and a second RSN from the server to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,115,874

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING PHOTOLUMINESCENT LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a photoluminescent layer that has a first surface perpendicular to a thickness direction thereof and emits light including first light in an infrared region, an area of the first surface being larger than a sectional area of the photoluminescent layer perpendicular to the first surface, the first light having a wavelength ?a in air; and
a light-transmissive layer located on the photoluminescent layer,
wherein at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer has a periodic structure having projections or recesses or both arranged perpendicular to the thickness direction of the photoluminescent layer,
at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer has a light emitting surface perpendicular to the thickness direction of the photoluminescent layer, the first light being emitted from the light emitting surface,
a refractive index nwav-a of the photoluminescent layer for the first light and a period pa of the periodic structure satisfy ?a/nwav-a a thickness of the photoluminescent layer, the refractive index nwav-a and the period pa are set to limit a directional angle of the first light emitted from the light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,114,757

NONREPEATING IDENTIFIERS IN AN ADDRESS SPACE OF A NON-VOLATILE SOLID-STATE STORAGE

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method, executed by a processor, of applying an address space in a storage device, comprising:assigning a non-overlapping range of a second address space to each of a plurality of non-volatile solid-state storages of the storage device greater than a maximum number of addresses in the second address space expected to be applied during a lifespan of the non-volatile solid-state storage;
translating a first address of a portion of user data in a first address space to the second address space, wherein a range of addresses in the first address space and a range of addresses in the second address space are assigned to each storage node associated with the non-volatile solid-state storage;
allocating a range of addresses of the second address space in the non-volatile solid-state storage without synchronization with other non-volatile solid-state storages in a storage cluster that includes the non-volatile solid-state storage; and
storing the portion of the user data in the non-volatile solid-state storage, with the portion of the user data associated with both the first address and the second address.

US Pat. No. 10,114,453

SMART WEARABLE DEVICES AND METHODS WITH POWER CONSUMPTION AND NETWORK LOAD OPTIMIZATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wearable sensor apparatus, comprising:(a) a computer processor with memory;
(b) a plurality of sensors operably coupled to the processor;
(c) a communications link; and
(d) programming in a non-transitory computer readable medium and executable on the computer processor for performing steps comprising:
(i) detecting satellite wearable devices that have one or more sensors that are in range of the communications link of the sensor apparatus;
(ii) authenticating access rights for each detected device;
(iii) communicating with the one or more detected devices;
(iv) identifying control classifications of each detected satellite device;
(v) establishing control of the apparatus and satellite devices based on the control classifications of the devices;
(vi) controlling sensor actuation of the sensor apparatus and satellite devices; and
(vii) acquiring sensor data from selected sensors from one or more of the detected devices that have been authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,114,385

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A fluid control valve, comprising:a valve seat portion;
a valve body capable of making or breaking contact with the valve seat portion by moving in a movement direction, wherein, in a condition of breaking contact, the valve body in its entirety is displaced from being in contact with the valve seat portion;
a fluid resistance; and
an upstream-side clamping member and a downstream-side clamping member that together comprise a pair of clamping members that clamps the fluid resistance,
wherein the fluid resistance and at least one of the upstream-side clamping member and the downstream-side clamping member enclose an in-valve space in which the valve body or at least part of an actuation member that moves the valve body is housed,
wherein fluid passing through a space between the valve seat portion and the valve body passes through the fluid resistance from the in-valve space and flows outside of the fluid control valve, or the fluid passes through the fluid resistance from outside of the fluid control valve and flows into the in-valve space, and
wherein the pair of clamping members clamps the fluid resistance along the movement direction of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,114,188

PANEL-MOUNTABLE FIBER OPTIC CABLE FEEDTHROUGH

M2 OPTICS, INC., Holly S...

1. A panel-mountable fiber optic cable feedthrough that is comprised of two main body parts made from a plastic material and each including an open semicircular channel and a flange such that (1) when these parts are assembled around a fiber optic cable and joined together by a mechanical securing means the two semicircular channels in the said main body parts form a full circular cavity around a fiber optic cable with a tight fit having a minimum or zero clearance gap between the outside diameter of the fiber optic cable and the inside diameter of circular cavity in the feedthrough, (2) there are multiple ribs on the inner surface of the circular cavity from 0.1 to 2.0 mm in height that bite down on the outer surface of the fiber optic cable to hold it securely in place when the feedthrough is assembled around the said fiber optic cable, (3) each flange includes at least one penetrating hole so that the feedthrough can be positioned with the holes in the two flanges co-axial and adjacent to similar penetrating holes in an equipment panel and secured to the panel by fasteners, including screws that fit into threaded holes in the equipment panel or with matching nuts if the screws pass entirely through the equipment panel, and (4) one or both ends of the circular cavity have a trumpet bell-shaped flare with a minimum radius of curvature of 3 mm to provide strain relief for the optical fibers(s) in the fiber optic cable.

US Pat. No. 10,113,606

VIBRATION RING

The United States of Amer...

1. A driveline assembly, comprising:a gear comprising an inner surface defining an opening;
a rotating shaft disposed within the opening; and
a ring-shaped compression cage disposed within the opening between the inner surface and the rotating shaft, wherein the ring-shaped compression cage comprises:
a compression cage including a first curved surface and a second curved surface defining circumferential boundaries of an annular-shaped volume surrounding a central axis of the compression cage;
a plurality of angled links, wherein each of the angled links extends from the first curved surface to the second curved surface, wherein the angled links are angled with respect to the central axis such that the angled links redirect radial forces imparted on the compression cage in a direction parallel to the central axis; and
a material suspended within the annular shaped volume by the angled links, wherein the material is attached to the angled links so as to receive redirected radial forces therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,112,810

LIFTING HOIST WITH HYSTERESIS CLUTCH

R. Stahl Schaltgerate Gmb...

1. A hoist for moving loads (L) no greater than a nominal load (Fnom) comprising:a drive train including a motor and a gearing connected to a pulling element on an output side of the gearing for taking up the load (L), the motor being controlled by an inverter and operating at variable speeds in a forward direction and in a reverse direction;
a slip clutch arrangement arranged in the drive train, the slip clutch arrangement disposed directly between the motor and an input shaft of the gearing, the slip clutch arrangement operating in the forward and reverse directions;
a brake connected to the drive train and operable for holding the load (L) when the brake is in an engaged state;
said slip clutch arrangement including a hysteresis clutch comprising permanent magnets that provides an unbranched torque transmitting drive path in said drive train in both the forward and reverse directions; and
said slip clutch arrangement having a torque limit (Mgrenz) at which said slip clutch arrangement begins to slip which corresponds to a torque limit (Fgrenz) that is greater than the nominal load (Fnom).

US Pat. No. 10,112,774

SHUTTLE WAVE SEQUENCING CONVEYOR

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A material handling system including an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), the AS/RS comprising:vertically spaced levels storing articles and each level comprising a pickup and deposit (P/D) station that is horizontally positioned, wherein an arrangement of the P/D station in a sequence at each level collectively defines a ramped orientation;
a first wave conveyor and a second wave conveyor in a stacked arrangement having the ramped orientation to move the articles selectively in at least one flow direction to a respective P/D station positioned at each level;
a first subset of an article transfer mechanism to move the articles in a selected at least one direction from the first wave conveyor to a respective first P/D station at one level; and
a second subset of the article transfer mechanism to move the articles from a respective second P/D station at another level onto the second wave conveyor;
wherein each of the first wave conveyor and the second wave conveyor are separately folded back at their respective midpoints to reduce a longitudinal dimension for a given number of levels serviced.

US Pat. No. 10,112,458

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

5. A vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied into a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant radiate heat;
a heat absorber disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant absorb heat;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside the vehicle interior to let the refrigerant radiate or absorb heat; and
control means,
at least the control means being configured to execute a heating mode in which the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiates heat in the radiator and the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated is decompressed and then absorbs heat in the outdoor heat exchanger,
the vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:
an injection circuit which distributes a part of the refrigerant flowing out from the radiator to return the refrigerant to the middle of compression by the compressor; and
a water circulation circuit in which water heated by heating means is circulated by circulating means,
wherein the injection circuit has pressure reducing means, and a water-refrigerant heat exchanger which performs heat exchange between the refrigerant decompressed by the pressure reducing means and the water flowing in the water circulation circuit,
wherein the control means compares a demand heating qualification Qtgt which is a demanded radiator heating qualification with a heating qualification Qhp generated by the radiator, and allows the refrigerant to flow through the injection circuit by the pressure reducing means when the heating qualification Qhp is lower than the demand heating qualification Qtgt,
wherein the control means controls an amount of the refrigerant to be returned from the injection circuit to the compressor by the pressure reducing means, on the basis of one of a difference between the demand heating qualification Qtgt which is the demanded radiator heating qualification and the heating qualification Qhp generated by the radiator, a difference between the target radiator temperature and a temperature of the radiator, a difference between a target radiator pressure and a pressure of the radiator, and a target outlet temperature to the vehicle interior, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,331

TOGGLE LEVER CLAMPING UNIT FOR AN INJECTION MOULDING MACHINE

1. A toggle lever clamping unit for an injection moulding machine, said toggle lever clamping unit comprising:a fixed platen;
a movable platen movable in relation to the fixed platen;
a support plate;
a toggle lever mechanism arranged between the support plate and the movable platen and operatively connected with both the support plate and the movable platen;
a cross clamp operatively connected with the toggle lever mechanism and movable along a machine longitudinal axis;
an electric drive operatively connected with the cross clamp for moving the cross clamp; and
a hydraulic drive operatively connected with the cross clamp, said hydraulic drive including a piston cylinder system which is operated by a pressure fluid and comprises a cylinder defined by a length and a piston rod defined by a length, with the lengths of the cylinder and the piston rod being coordinated with one another such that the hydraulic drive follows a travel path of the cross clamp as the movable platen travels between an open position of the clamping unit, in which the toggle lever mechanism is swung in, and a closed position in which the toggle lever mechanism assumes a predeterminable extended position and a clamping force is built up.

US Pat. No. 10,112,034

ADJUSTABLE-LENGTH DRUG DELIVERY BALLOON

J.W. Medical Systems Ltd....

1. A method of treating a region of a vessel wall, comprising:positioning a catheter having an inflatable balloon positioned thereon in proximity or adjacent to the region of vessel wall within a patient body;
adjusting a position of a sheath with respect to the balloon such that an exposed portion of the balloon is coextensive with the region of vessel wall while a second portion of the balloon is covered by the sheath;
depositing, in vivo, at least one agent upon a surface of the balloon within the sheath; and
expanding the exposed portion of the balloon such that the at least one agent disposed upon the exposed portion of the balloon contacts the region of vessel wall.

US Pat. No. 10,111,710

AUTOCLAVE-TOLERANT SURGICAL INSTRUMENT CONTAINERS AND CONTAINER SYSTEMS

OP-MARKS MEDICAL, LLC, E...

1. An autoclave-tolerant container configured to receive one or more surgical instruments in a neutral position during a surgical procedure, comprising:an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, a top surface, and a bottom surface;
at least one pair of spaced guard elements extending upwardly relative to the top surface of the elongate body, each guard element of each pair of guard elements extending lengthwise from a first end portion to a second end portion along a longitudinal axis extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body, each pair of spaced guard elements cooperating to define a channel configured to receive at least a first portion of a surgical instrument, wherein the at least one pair of spaced guard elements comprises two pairs of spaced guard elements;
at least one row of spaced projections extending upwardly relative to the top surface of the elongate body, the spaced projections of each row cooperating to define at least one channel configured to receive a second portion of the surgical instrument, the spaced projections extending substantially perpendicularly relative to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body, wherein each channel defined by each row of spaced projections is substantially axially aligned with the channel defined by a pair of spaced guard elements, wherein each row of the at least one row of spaced projections comprises three projections, the three projections comprising two outer projections and a central projection, the two outer projections being evenly positioned on opposing sides of the longitudinal axis of the elongate body, the central projection being bisected by the longitudinal axis of the elongate body; and
at least one supporting element extending upwardly relative to the top surface of the elongate body, each supporting element having a longitudinal axis extending substantially perpendicularly relative to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body, each supporting element being spaced from the first end portions of a pair of guard elements relative to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body such that the pair of guard elements and the supporting element cooperate to define a receiving space configured to receive at least a portion of a needle of a syringe, wherein the at least one supporting element comprises two supporting elements, and wherein the two pairs of spaced guard elements and the two supporting elements are evenly positioned on opposing sides of the longitudinal axis of the elongate body, wherein the container is configured to withstand autoclave sterilization such that the container is reusable following autoclave sterilization.
US Pat. No. 10,113,207

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TARGETED SINGLE-STRANDED CLEAVAGE AND TARGETED INTEGRATION

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of modifying a genomic sequence in a cell, the method comprising introducing a polynucleotide encoding an artificial nuclease into the cell, the artificial nuclease comprising(i) first and second cleavage domains from an endonuclease, wherein the first cleavage domain is catalytically inactive and the second cleavage domain is catalytically active; and
(ii) a DNA-binding molecule that is heterologous to the first and second cleavage domains, and further wherein the DNA-binding molecule of the nuclease binds to a target sequence in a double-stranded genome and the nuclease induces a site-specific single-stranded break at or near the target sequence in the double-stranded genome such that the genomic sequence is modified.

US Pat. No. 10,117,334

MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A magnetic assembly comprising:a first magnetic core having a first top surface, a first bottom surface, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, at least one first sidewall through-hole and at least one second sidewall through-hole, wherein the at least one first sidewall through-hole is disposed on the first sidewall, the at least one second sidewall through-hole is disposed on the second sidewall, and the first sidewall is opposite to the second sidewall;
a second magnetic core having a second top surface and a second bottom surface, wherein at least a portion of the second bottom surface of the second magnetic core is connected to the first top surface of the first magnetic core by an adhesive layer; and
at least a first series winding having a first upper winding set, a first sidewall winding set, and a second sidewall winding set, wherein the first upper winding set is disposed on the first top surface, the first sidewall winding set is disposed in the first sidewall through-hole, the second sidewall winding set is disposed in the second sidewall through-hole, the first upper winding set is electrically connected to the first sidewall winding set and the second sidewall winding set, so as to form the first series winding around the first magnetic core.

US Pat. No. 10,117,307

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTO-COMMISSIONING BASED ON SMART SENSORS

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method comprising:capturing, by an imaging sensor, one or more images of an area responsive to systematically controlling a lighting system of the area, wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of artificial light sources and lighting control devices;
determining, by the imaging sensor, a location of one or more artificial light sources of the plurality of artificial light sources with respect to a location of the imaging sensor based on a pixel analysis of the one or more images;
allocating, by the imaging sensor, a portion of the area as an area of influence of the imaging sensor,
wherein the area of influence comprises the portion of the area within which the imaging sensor can influence a change in luminescence above a threshold change in luminescence by controlling at least one artificial light source of the one or more artificial light sources; and
associating, by the imaging sensor, the at least one artificial light source with the area of influence of the imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,288

PACKET ARBITRATION IN OVERLAPPING FREQUENCIES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more processors;
one or more first antennas;
one or more second antennas;
a first chipset, compatible with at least one of IEEE 802.11 standard or Bluetooth standard, to communicate signals in a first frequency range using the one or more first antennas;
a second chipset, compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 standard, to communicate signals in a second frequency range using the one or more second antennas, wherein the first frequency range and the second frequency range at least partially overlap;
a three-wire hardware interface electrically connecting the first chipset and the second chipset; and
a coexistence management module encoded on the first chipset and comprising a default priority listing indicating priorities for types of communications performed by the first chipset and the second chipset, and further comprising logic configured to perform acts comprising:
detecting, via a first wire of the three-wire hardware interface, a first logic high signal indicating a request from the second chipset to communicate;
detecting, via a second wire of the three-wire hardware interface, a second logic high signal indicating that the second chipset is requesting to receive data using a first communication protocol associated with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard;
determining that the first chipset is communicating using a second communication protocol associated with the at least one of IEEE 802.11 standard or the Bluetooth standard;
determining a first priority level associated with receiving the data using the first communication protocol;
determining a second priority level associated with the second communication protocol by which the first chipset is communicating;
determining, based at least in part on the default priority listing, that the first priority level is a higher priority level than the second priority level;
based at least in part on the first priority level being a higher priority level than the second priority level, causing the first chipset to stop communicating using the second communication protocol; and
placing a third logic high signal on a third wire of the three-wire hardware interface, wherein the third logic high signal indicates that the second chipset is granted permission to receive the data using the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.

US Pat. No. 10,117,281

WIRELESS PROVISIONING A DEVICE FOR A NETWORK USING A SOFT ACCESS POINT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device, comprising:a memory and a processor, wherein the memory and the processor are respectively configured to store and execute instructions for performing operations, the operations comprising:
in response to a request to connect a first device to a network, configuring a soft access point of the computing device;
broadcasting, from the soft access point of the computing device, an indication that the soft access point of the computing device is available to provide access point functionality to at least the first device;
receiving, by the soft access point of the computing device, a connection request from the first device; and
transmitting a network profile usable to connect the first device to another access point that is separate from the soft access point of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method implemented by a long term evolution (LTE) wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) accessing a contention-based (CB) shared channel, and accessing a contention-free shared channel allocated by receiving an uplink grant for the WTRU from a base station, the method characterized by:receiving radio resource control (RRC) signaling, indicating resources for the CB shared channel;
wherein the CB shared channel is selected autonomously by the WTRU from the resources indicated in the RRC signaling; and
on a condition that an uplink grant is received in a random access response for a subframe in which a transmission using the CB shared channel would occur, not transmitting using the CB shared channel in the subframe and transmitting using the contention-free shared channel using the uplink grant received in the random access response.

US Pat. No. 10,117,231

MULTI-CARRIER OPERATION FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a communication in a multi-carrier wireless communication system using a primary carrier;
transmitting a first downlink control signaling using the primary carrier, the first downlink control signaling assigning at least one secondary carrier;
receiving a channel quality indication over an uplink control channel on the primary carrier, the channel quality indication corresponding to the at least one secondary carrier; and
transmitting a second downlink control signaling using the primary carrier, the second downlink control signaling changing the primary carrier to a second different primary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,117,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER EQUIPMENT RECEIVING MBMS SERVICE PROCESSING SEMI-PERMANENT SCHEDULING FROM MBSFN SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information for a multimedia broadcast/multicast service frequency network (MBSFN) subframe;
receiving a downlink assignment to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) for a first transmission time interval (TTI); and
when the terminal is configured with a transmission mode 9 and a subframe corresponding to a second TTI is the MBSFN subframe based on the configuration information:
receiving a physical multicast channel (PMCH) in the subframe if the second TTI is different from the first TTI, and
receiving the PDSCH in the subframe based on the downlink assignment if the second TTI corresponds to the first TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,117,219

WIRELESS NETWORK PAGE TRANSMISSION AND RESPONSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a page transmission from a first network at a mobile device, the page transmission including service information comprising an indication of a type of service for which the mobile device is being paged, the type of service associated with a type of communication to be had with the mobile device;
selecting, from a plurality of available networks and based at least in part on the type of service for which the mobile device is being paged, a second network to access for wireless communication in response to the page transmission based at least in part on a policy that indicates a priority for accessing the plurality of available networks for the type of service indicated by the page transmission, wherein the second network is different from the first network; and
accessing the second network based at least in part on the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,117,111

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING A LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A method for simulating a land mobile radio system having a plurality of radio sites, the method comprising:simulating, by a first server, one or more land mobile radio sites;
simulating, by a second server, one or more simulated subscriber units in communication with at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio sites and one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site of the land mobile radio system; and
wherein the first server and the second server are connected to an IP network comprising an IP-based interface between the first server and the second server configured to communicate data packets between the first server and the second server that simulate radio signals among at least two of: the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated subscriber unit, and a one or more non-simulated subscriber unit;
wherein each simulated land mobile radio site comprises:
an application layer comprising one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications, each simulated land mobile radio site application having and uniquely addressed by at least one unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address on the IP network, such that a plurality of unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP addresses are associated with the first server to address the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications;
wherein the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications comprises at least a control channel application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site control channel application IP address and the land mobile radio site controller application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the application layer communicates data packets simulating radio signals from the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications to at least one of: the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and the one or more simulated subscriber unit,
wherein the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site is in communication with at least one non-simulated subscriber unit by the radio signals different than the data packets;
wherein the first server and the second server simulate additional communication over the radio signals by generating and communicating data packets over the IP network between at least two of: the first server, the second server, at least one of the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and at least one of the one or more simulated subscriber unit, wherein the data packets simulate the radio signals, and
wherein the first server and the second server simulate a radio call wherein the control channel application is in communication with a first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call, the communication comprising providing both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address to the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call via the IP network,
wherein the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units provides call data to both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the land mobile radio site controller application transmits at least a portion of the call data to further land mobile radio site controller applications of further simulated land mobile radio site having a same talkgroup IP as the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units for retransmission to further simulated subscriber units.

US Pat. No. 10,116,888

EFFICIENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SCENE IMAGERY AND IRIS IMAGERY USING A SINGLE SENSOR

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A method of processing images acquired using a single image sensor, comprising:acquiring, by an image sensor, a first image of an object at a predetermined distance with respect to the image sensor, the first image including a time-invariant signal component corresponding to the object, and a random time-varying signal component introduced by one or more noise sources; and
processing the first image according to a selection from a first mode and a second mode, comprising:
if the first mode is selected, acquiring the first image using a first portion of the image sensor, and processing the first image acquired via the first portion by retaining signals from the time-invariant and time-varying signal components with spatial frequencies at and below a threshold spatial frequency predetermined for iris recognition, wherein the object comprises an iris; and
if the second mode is selected, acquiring the first image using a second portion of the image sensor, and processing the first image acquired via the second portion by reducing at least a portion of the signals from the time-invariant and time-varying signal components with spatial frequencies at or below the threshold spatial frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,116,365

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication apparatus which participates in wireless communication involving an antenna array, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
receive, from a target communication apparatus for the wireless communication apparatus, a signal including antenna array geometry information of the target communication apparatus and receive a training sequence signal;
determine geometry configuration of the antenna array of the target communication apparatus based on the signal;
estimate channel characteristic of a channel from the target communication apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus based on the training sequence signal; and
determine, based on the geometry configuration of the antenna array of the target communication apparatus and channel estimation result, channel feedback information indicating the channel characteristic of the channel from the target communication apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus,
wherein the antenna array geometry information indicates at least one of positional relationship among antenna elements in the antenna array, spacing between the antenna elements, and antenna polarization direction.

US Pat. No. 10,116,187

THIN-PROFILE COUNTER-ROTATING DIFFERENTIAL ELECTRIC MOTOR ASSEMBLY

CR FLIGHT LLC, Sacrament...

1. A dual propeller counter-rotating (CR) differential electric motor assembly; comprising:a. a central shaft having first and second ends;
b. a first rotational member, located proximate said first end of said central shaft, that rotates in a first direction about said central shaft;
c. a first propeller secured to said first rotational member;
d. a second rotational member, located between said first rotational member and said second end of said central shaft, that rotates in an opposite direction to said first rotational member's rotational direction and about said central shaft;
e. a second propeller secured to said second rotational member;
f. electro-magnetic means associated with said first and second rotational members for powering said rotation of said first and second rotational members in opposite directions about said central shaft;
g. means for transmitting electricity from an exterior power source to said electro-magnetic means, wherein said electricity transmitting means is located between said second rotational member and said second end of said central shaft; and
h. means for mounting said oppositely rotating first and second rotational members and said central shaft to a supporting structure, wherein said mounting means is associated with said central shaft and located after said electricity transmitting means and proximate second end of said central shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,115,931

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY MODULE BONDING METHOD

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A bonding method of a flexible display module, the bonding method comprising:preparing a flexible display panel having a first bonding area;
attaching a middle substrate to a surface of the flexible display panel away from the first bonding area;
aligning a second bonding area of an integrated drive circuit with the first bonding area;
pre-laminating the first bonding area and the second bonding area at a first temperature;
stripping the flexible display panel;
flattening the flexible display panel; and
laminating the first bonding area and the second bonding area at a second temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,115,863

STRAINED ALGAINP LAYERS FOR EFFICIENT ELECTRON AND HOLE BLOCKING IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:an electron blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the electron blocking layer is arranged to have a tensile strain;
a hole blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the hole blocking layer is arranged to have a compressive strain; and
an active layer disposed between the hole blocking layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,794

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING ACCUMULATION LAYER CHANNEL AND INVERSION LAYER CHANNEL

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an n? type layer disposed on a first surface of an n+ type silicon carbide substrate;
a first trench formed in the n? type layer;
a p type region disposed on both side surfaces of the first trench;
an n+ type region disposed on both side surfaces of the first trench and disposed on the n? type layer and the p type region;
a gate insulating layer disposed inside the first trench;
a gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating layer;
an oxide layer disposed on the gate electrode;
a source electrode disposed on the oxide layer and the n+ region; and
a drain electrode disposed on the second surface of the n+ type silicon carbide substrate,
wherein a first channel as an accumulation layer channel and a second channel as an inversion layer channel are disposed in both side surfaces of the first trench, and
the first channel and the second channel are disposed to be adjacent in a horizontal direction for the first surface of the n+ type silicon carbide substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,558

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CHARGE COMPENSATION

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A method, comprising:a) scanning a primary particle beam over a surface of a sample for a duration of a time I1;
b) introducing a gas pulse for a duration of time I2, which overlaps with I1, so that a region of the sample surface is discharged;
c) detecting interaction products of the primary particle beam and the sample during a) and b);
d) generating a first image of the sample on the basis of the detected interaction products; and
e) selecting a partial image from the first generated image so that image regions having image interference are not contained in the partial image,
wherein I2 is less than 100 milliseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,115,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND MANAGING DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZED ELECTRONIC TOKENS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE INTERACTION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A token-based electronic device interaction system for transferring data between a user device associated with a user and a remote device, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via a network, transaction information from the remote device associated with a transaction;
accessing information associated with an electronic token having a plurality of expiration parameters, the electronic token being:
associated with at least one of the user or the user device; and
generated based on the received transaction information;
providing the information associated with the electronic token to the remote device;
monitoring the status of the transaction; and
modifying at least one of the expiration parameters, based on the monitored status by applying a rule set to the at least one expiration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,115,080

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROACTIVELY ESTABLISHING A THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT ACCOUNT FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO A RESIDENT OF A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for providing communication services to a resident of a controlled-environment facility, the method comprising:storing, in a database system, information indicating a detainment of the resident at the controlled-environment facility;
establishing, in response to the detainment, a payment account on behalf of the resident, wherein the payment account may be used to access the provided communication services;
determining, by a campaign system configured to interoperate with the database system, a perishable date associated with the detainment of the resident;
configuring a triggering event in the database system, wherein the triggering event indicates a campaign to solicit funds for the resident until the perishable date, and wherein the triggering event is removed from the database system upon reaching the perishable date;
determining contact information for one or more non-residents associated with the resident;
notifying, periodically while the triggering event is configured in the database, the one or more non-residents of the detainment of the resident and of the payment account established on behalf of the resident;
receiving funds from a first non-resident in response to the notification, wherein the received funds are deposited to the payment account established on behalf of the resident;
receiving, at a communications system, a request from the resident for communications services provided by the controlled-environment facility; and
providing, via the communications system, the resident with the requested communications services based on the funds deposited to the payment account.

US Pat. No. 10,115,053

NFC/RF MECHANISM WITH MULTIPLE VALID STATES FOR DETECTING AN OPEN CONTAINER, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Thin Film Electronics ASA...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a) a receiver and a transmitter;
b) a substrate with an antenna thereon, the antenna receiving a first wireless signal and transmitting or broadcasting a second wireless signal;
c) an integrated circuit comprising (i) a continuity sensor and (ii) a memory, the integrated circuit being electrically connected to the antenna and configured to (i) process the first wireless signal and/or information therefrom, and (ii) generate the second wireless signal and/or information therefor; and
d) one or more protection lines on a common or different substrate, the protection line(s) being (i) configured to sense or determine a continuity state of a package or container on which the communication device is placed or to which the communication device is fixed or adhered, and (ii) electrically connected to the continuity sensor,
wherein:
the memory includes one or more bits storing a value corresponding to the continuity state of the container or package,
breaking at least one of the one or more protection lines causes at least one of the one or more bits to change,
the second wireless signal communicates the value corresponding to the continuity state of the container or package, and
the wireless communication device is configured such that it and/or a cloud system connected to it recognizes a change in the value of the continuity state and provides (i) a first consumer and/or user experience through the wireless communication device when the value of the continuity state of the container or package corresponds to a closed or sealed continuity state and (ii) a different consumer and/or user experience through the wireless communication device when the continuity state of the container or package corresponds to an opened continuity state.

US Pat. No. 10,115,051

HUMIDITY SENSOR, WIRELESS DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Thin Film Electronics ASA...

1. A tag or smart label, comprising:a) a substrate or backplane with a battery or antenna thereon, said battery or antenna providing power to other components of said tag or smart label;
b) a humidity sensor directly or indirectly on said substrate or backplane, said humidity sensor comprising (i) first and second electrodes that are a predetermined distance apart, (ii) a humidity-sensitive material having one or more electrical, mechanical or chemical properties that vary as a function of said humidity level or value in an environment of said tag or smart label, and (iii) a water- and/or humidity-permeable membrane covering said humidity-sensitive material; and
c) an integrated circuit directly or indirectly on said substrate or backplane and in electrical communication with said humidity sensor and said antenna or battery, said integrated circuit configured to (i) process a first signal from said humidity sensor including data and/or information corresponding to an analog value of said humidity level or value in said environment, and (ii) provide or generate a second, digital signal that represents said analog value of said humidity level or value in said environment.

US Pat. No. 10,114,684

CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

NAVER Corporation, Seong...

1. A content display control apparatus for displaying contents grouped into one or more clusters, comprising:a processor configured to include a plurality of functional units comprising,
a distance limit point calculation unit for calculating distance values between the contents from coordinate information of the contents and calculating a distance limit point based on the distance values, the coordinate information including map coordinates;
a content clustering unit for, if select contents included within the distance limit point is more than a predetermined number, clustering the select contents into a cluster;
a place name information assigning unit for extracting representative place name information of the cluster and assigning the representative place name information to each content in the cluster having no place name information, the place name information indicating a geographical administrative area;
a main region selecting unit for selecting a main region from among the one or more clusters;
an event cluster extracting unit for selecting an event cluster in which it is expected that an event has occurred, based on the selected main region; and
a control unit for displaying the contents on a map;
wherein the place name information assigning unit extracts center map coordinates of each of the one or more clusters, extracts nearest content from the center map coordinates of each of the one or more clusters, extracts the place name information from the map coordinates of the nearest content, and assigns the extracted place name information to the content having no place name information among the contents included in each of the one or more clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,114,531

APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE CONTENT ITEMS AND FUNCTIONALITY TO AN ELECTRONIC CONTENT ITEM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of navigating multiple content components and associated application functionality in an electronic document, comprising:providing an electronic document in a collaborative workspace;
displaying the electronic document in a computer-enabled content user interface, the electronic document including a plurality of content items;
receiving a first type of interaction with one or more content items of the plurality of content items from a first user;
providing a plurality of non-linear navigational options to review the one or more content items associated with the first type of interaction, wherein the plurality non-linear navigational options include at least two different non-linear navigational options comprising: (a) a navigation map listing a plurality of components of the electronic document; (b) a navigation gallery providing a gallery of selectable user interface options for navigating the electronic document; (c) navigation by area of content; (d) navigation of a hierarchical structure based on components of the electronic document; (e) a navigation path based on user-identity; and (f) a navigational thumbnail display wherein each thumbnail includes at least one of the one or more content items associated with the first type of interaction; and
in response to selection of one of the plurality of non-linear navigational options by the first user, enabling non-linear navigation within the electronic document amongst the content items associated with the first type of interaction by the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,413

ELECTRONIC BAG AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic bag comprising:a bag body equipped with a first strap;
a display screen arranged on an external surface of the bag body; and
a first touch panel arranged on the first strap and controlling the display screen to display different patterns by sensing different touch gestures;
wherein the first touch panel comprises a first touch sensor and a first controller, the first touch sensor sensing a touch gesture performed on the first touch sensor, and the first controller controlling the display screen to display a pattern corresponding to the touch gesture; and
wherein the pattern corresponding to the touch gesture is preset and stored in the first controller beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,114,388

METHOD OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF FLUID PIPE NETWORKS

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD,...

1. A method of demand management and control of a pipe network;the pipe network being a computer controlled fluid network and of limited pressure head or gravity fed;
the pipe network including a plurality of outlet valves through which fluid is deliverable;
the valves being automated to maintain desired flows at the valves;
the method including:
maintaining a real time database within said computer controlled fluid network; and
receiving through a user interface a request for a delivery of the fluid from at least one of the valves;
the request including a flow rate and a time of the delivery;
the database being of predetermined parameters including flow schedules and capabilities of the plurality of valves;
the method further including
determining, using the predetermined parameters from the real time database, whether the network has hydraulic capacity to deliver the delivery; and
if said hydraulic capacity is available, monitoring and adjustably controlling the at least one valve and at least one other of the plurality of valves to deliver the delivery and to maintain the desired flows and manage pressure head within the fluid pipe network between predetermined limits;
The adjustably controlling including:
calculating, using the real time database, estimated positions for
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves;
adjusting to the estimated positions
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves in anticipation of a variation of pressure head in the fluid pipe network due to the delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,114,230

COLLAPSIBLE EYEGLASS APPARATUS

VISOPTICAL, LLC, Fenton,...

1. An eyeglass apparatus comprising:a left eyeglass portion;
a right eyeglass portion; and
a link comprising a first member, a second member, and a connector member connecting said first member and said second member, said first member connected to one of said left eyeglass portion and said right eyeglass portion, said first member configured to be oriented only along a first axis defined by a longitudinal axis of a first link receiving hole defined in said one of said left eyeglass portion and said right eyeglass portion, said second member connected to the other of said left eyeglass portion and said right eyeglass portion, said second member configured to be oriented only along a second axis defined by a longitudinal axis of a second link receiving hole defined in said other of said left eyeglass portion and right eyeglass portion, wherein said connector member is pivotally connected to at least one of said first member and said second member.

US Pat. No. 10,114,080

LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND A METHOD TO VERIFY ITS LIFESPAN

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. An LED lighting device, comprising:an LED module configured to emit light;
an LED driver configured to supply power and drive the LED module;
a micro controller unit (MCU) module that is connected to the LED driver and configured to measure an operation time of the LED lighting device;
a display module that is connected to the MCU module and configured to receive the operation time sent from the MCU module and display the operation time; and
a power supply module configured to supply power to the MCU module and the display module, wherein:
the MCU module is further configured to:
detect an output voltage of the LED driver,
determine whether the LED driver is working by comparing the detected output voltage with a threshold voltage,
determine that the LED driver is working when the detected output voltage is greater than the threshold voltage,
trigger an embedded timer to start accumulating the operation time when the LED driver is determined to be working, and
stop accumulating the operation time when the LED driver is determined to be not working.

US Pat. No. 10,113,757

VENTILATION DEVICE FOR CLEAN ROOM APPLICATIONS

R. Stahl Schaltgerate Gmb...

1. Ventilation device for supplying air to and extracting air from a clean room, comprising:a housing (2) defining an interior (12), in which are arranged:
a passage duct (16) that extends from a waste air inlet (13) of the housing (2) for waste air (32) extracted from the room through the interior (12) of the housing to a supply air outlet (14) of the housing (2), said supply air outlet (14) being disposed for supplying supply air (34) to the room;
a speed controllable rotatable fan (49) arranged in the passage duct (16) in order to convey air from a suction-side chamber (47) fluidically connected to the waste air inlet (13) to a pressure-side chamber (48) fluidically connected to the supply air outlet (14);
an outside air duct (22) that is fluidically connected to an outside air connection (19) provided on the housing (2) in order to receive outside air (27), said outside air duct (22) having an outside air outlet (23) in order to emit outside air into the passage duct (16), a first volume air flow regulator (36) in the outside air duct (22);
an exhaust air duct (28) having an exhaust air inlet (29) fluidically connected to the passage duct (16) in order to receive a part of the waste air (32) discharged from the room as exhaust air (33), said exhaust air duct (28) having an exhaust air connection (21) provided on the housing (2) in order to convey the received exhaust air out of the housing (2) to the outside, a second volume air flow regulator (37) in the exhaust air duct (28);
said outside air duct (22) and said exhaust air duct (28) being first and second pipes (17, 18), respectively, arranged adjacent the waste air inlet (13), said first and second pipes (17, 18) extending transversely through the passage duct (16) and oriented parallel to each other,
said outside air outlet (23) being a first perforation (26) in the first pipe (17) forming the outside air duct (22), said exhaust air inlet (29) is a second perforation (31) in the second pipe (18) forming the exhaust air duct (28), said the first and the second perforations (26) extending over a circumferential ranges of the first pipe and the second pipe (17, 18), respectively, smaller than 180°, and said first and second perforations (26, 31) being oriented in opposite directions along the passage duct (16);
said first and second volume air flow regulators (36, 37) being disposed inside the first and second pipe (17, 18), respectively; and
a control unit (68) for controlling the operation of the first and second volume air flow regulators (36, 37) and the rotational speed of the fan (49).

US Pat. No. 10,113,636

POWER ACTUATOR WITH INTEGRAL DECOUPLING MECHANISM

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A method for manually controlling a system comprising:activating a manual engagement device;
engaging a manual control to couple a first lever and a movable component;
disengaging an automatic control coupling the first lever and the movable component, wherein the automatic control further comprises: a sensor for detecting a position of the first lever; a motor responsive to a signal from the sensor; and a coupling mechanism for transmitting rotation of the motor to the movable component; and
moving the movable component by moving the first lever.

US Pat. No. 10,112,903

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,901

METHOD FOR PREPARING DABIGATRAN ETEXILATE INTERMEDIATE, AND INTERMEDIATE COMPOUND

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF PHA...

1. A preparation method of a dabigatran etexilate intermediate 4, comprising: reacting a compound 3 with a C1-C3 alkyl alcohol solution of methylamine in an organic solvent, wherein the organic solvent is a erotic organic solvent or an aprotic organic solvent; and
wherein, X=chlorine, bromine, or iodine.

US Pat. No. 10,112,787

DENSE PHASE POWDER PUMP AND CORRESPONDING OPERATING METHOD

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A dense phase powder pump for conveying coating powder in a powder path from a first powder reservoir to a second downstream powder reservoir or a downstream powder spray-coating gun or similar device for spraying coating powder disposed downstream of the dense phase powder pump, wherein the dense phase powder pump is designed as a single-chamber dense phase powder pump and comprises just one single powder conveyor chamber for the conveying of coating powder, wherein:at least one auxiliary compressed air inlet device opens into at least one location in the powder path after a powder outlet valve of the dense phase powder pump to supply auxiliary compressed air as additional conveying compressed air as needed,
wherein the dense phase powder pump further comprises:
a powder inlet connected or connectable to the first powder reservoir; and
a powder outlet connected or connectable to the second reservoir or to the powder spray-coating gun or other such mechanism for spraying coating powder,
wherein the powder inlet is arranged at a first end region of the dense phase powder pump and the powder outlet at an oppositely situated second end region of the dense phase powder pump, and
wherein the single powder conveyor chamber is arranged between the powder inlet and powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump,
wherein the single powder conveyor chamber has a chamber powder inlet on a first end region and a chamber powder outlet on an oppositely situated second end region,
wherein the dense phase powder pump further comprises:
a powder inlet valve by means of which the chamber powder inlet of the single powder conveyor chamber can be fluidly connected or connectable to the powder inlet of the dense phase powder pump, and
a powder outlet valve by means of which the chamber powder outlet of the single powder conveyor chamber can be fluidly connected or connectable to powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump, and
wherein the powder outlet of the single powder conveyor chamber is or can be fluidly connected to the powder outlet of the dense phase powder pump by means of the powder outlet valve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,726

OPTICAL HEALTH MONITORING FOR AIRCRAFT OVERHEAT AND FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A system for an aircraft that includes a plurality of zones, the system comprising:a first zone fiber optic cable routed through a first set of the plurality of zones;
a reference fiber optic cable routed through each of the first set of the plurality of zones parallel to the first zone fiber optic cable;
a first local controller configured to provide a first optical signal to the first zone fiber optic cable and obtain a first response signal from the first zone fiber optic cable;
wherein the first local controller is configured to provide a reference signal to the reference fiber optic cable and receive a reference response from the reference fiber cable;
wherein the first local controller is further configured to determine at least one temperature for each of first set of the plurality of zones based on the first response signal and upon the reference response, the optical response, and coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry (COFDR), and provide an indication for first detected zones of the first set of the plurality of zones in which the at least one temperature is greater than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,112,680

THERMALLY ENHANCED HUB MOTOR

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. An electric vehicle comprising:a frame;
a wheel assembly including a rotatable ground-contacting element;
a hub motor configured to rotate the ground-contacting element to propel the electric vehicle, the hub motor including:
a rotor,
a stator disposed concentrically within the rotor, such that the rotor is configured to rotate about the stator,
an axle portion formed as a single piece and coupled to the frame, the axle portion having a central shaft extending axially from a mandrel fixed concentrically within the stator, a plurality of ribs extending toward the central shaft from an inner surface of the mandrel, an outer surface of the mandrel in direct contact with the stator;
wherein the axle portion consists of a single material having a thermal conductivity substantially higher than the stator, and the mandrel is connected to the central shaft by a plurality of connection members that are unitary with the mandrel and the central shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,112,337

VOLUME CONTROLLED BLOWING-AIR FEED

KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH, Ham...

1. A method for controlling a blow-molding machine for producing a container of thermoplastic material, the method comprising the steps of:introducing a blowing gas for blow-molding the container into a thermally conditioned preform, while the preform is held in a blow mold of the blow-molding machine, including introducing the blowing gas during a preblowing phase into the preform so that the thermally-conditioned material of preform approaches walls of the blow mold; introducing the blowing gas during a following finish-blowing phase into the preform so that the thermally-conditioned material of the preform is pressed into contours of the walls of the blow mold; controlling a volumetric flow rate of the blowing gas at least during the preblowing phase by an adjustable flow-control valve, the flow control valve being controllable by a control unit that generates a control signal for setting the flow-control valve; and adjusting the flow-control valve as a function of the control signal, wherein the flow-control valve has a closing body that is movable between an open position and a closed position, wherein the controlling of the volumetric flow rate includes moving the closing body of the flow-control valve back and forth between the open and closed positions at an adjustable frequency to adjust the volumetric flow.

US Pat. No. 10,112,172

EGG-SHELL TYPE HYBRID STRUCTURE OF HIGHLY DISPERSED NANOPARTICLE-METAL OXIDE SUPPORT, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF

Korea Institute of Energy...

1. A method for preparing an egg-shell type hybrid structure, the egg-shell type hybrid structure comprising:a metal oxide support with an average diameter of nanometers or micrometers comprising a core of nonporous metal oxide and a shell of porous metal oxides; and
nanoparticles, positioned inside the pores of the metal oxide support, thereby limiting a size of the nanoparticles to a size of the pores of the shell of the metal oxide support;
the method comprising:
preparing particles of nonporous metal oxides (Step 1);
coating pore-forming materials and precursors of metal oxides onto the surface of particles of the nonporous metal oxides, followed by thermal treatment to form a shell of porous metal oxides, thereby obtaining powder of a metal oxide support having a core-shell structure (Step 2);
grinding and mixing the powder of the metal oxide support of the core-shell structure and a metal-containing compound having a melting point lower than that of the metal oxide support, and subsequently melt-infiltrating the metal-containing compound into the pores of the surface of the metal oxide support at a temperature between the melting point of the metal-containing compound and 5° C. higher in a closed system (Step 3); and
calcining composite powder formed from melt infiltration (Step 4).

US Pat. No. 10,111,876

ALK KINASE INHIBITOR AND ITS USE

MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIEN...

1. A method of inhibiting ALK kinase activity in ALK-dependent non-small cell lung cancer cells comprising administering an effective amount of a compound of Formula (II) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or anhydrate thereof to a subject suffering from ALK-dependent non-small cell lung cancer:wherein:R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently selected from hydrogen or a C1-C2-alkyl;
n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 and 4; and
X is a heteroatom selected from N, O and S.

US Pat. No. 10,111,774

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA UTILIZING CRYOLYSIS OF ADIPOSE TISSUES

Cryosa, Inc., Folsom, LA...

1. A method for treating obstructive sleep apnea in a subject, the method comprising steps of:contacting a target surface of an oropharyngeal tissue or an underlying tissue in a subject with obstructive sleep apnea with a cooling surface or a cooling fluid;
cooling the target surface of the oropharyngeal tissue or the underlying tissue in the subject with obstructive sleep apnea for a time sufficient to cause cryolysis of adipose tissue within the oropharyngeal tissue; and
reducing a volume of the adipose tissue within the oropharyngeal tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,111,686

DEVICE FOR THE TRANSCUTANEOUS IMPLANTATION OF EPICARDIAL PACEMAKER ELECTRODES

DEUTSCHES HERZZENTRUM BER...

1. A device for transcutaneous implantation of an epicardial pacemaker electrode, which is arranged in a tubular, flexible implantation catheter insertable into a pericardial space, wherein a distal end area of the electrode is connected to a shape-variable element for aligning the electrode, in particular for adjusting an implantation angle thereof, and for stabilizing, in particular laterally stabilizing, the electrode; and wherein the shape-variable element includes an aligning and stabilizing element, which receives the electrode and which has open or closed end-side rings and struts connecting the end-side rings, which struts, during advance of the implantation catheter from a puncture site to an implantation site, are disposed within an outer catheter and, after release of the aligning and stabilizing element, deploy to an implantation position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,649

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Arthrex, Inc., Naples, F...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:a handle;
a shaft attached to the handle, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end;
at least one flexibly movable member positioned at the distal end of the shaft, the at least one flexibly movable member being movable between an operative position in which the at least one flexibly movable member extends radially in a direction substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the shaft and an inoperative position in which the at least one flexibly movable member extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the shaft; and
an actuating mechanism provided at the proximal end of the shaft, the actuating mechanism being configured to move the shaft in a first direction away from the handle and in a second direction toward the handle,
wherein moving the shaft in the first direction extends the at least one flexibly movable member to the operative position and moving the shaft in the second direction retracts the at least one flexibly movable member to the inoperative position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,457

TOBACCO MATERIAL AND TREATMENT THEREOF

British American Tobacco ...

1. A process for treating tobacco material wherein the treated tobacco material has an aerobic plate count of up to about 1000 CFU/g, the process comprising securing tobacco material within a moisture-retaining material and exposing the tobacco material to an ambient processing temperature of at least about 45° C. whilst secured within the moisture-retaining material, wherein the tobacco material has a packing density on a dry matter weight base of between about 200 kg/m3 and about 500 kg/m3 at the start of the process and has a moisture content of between about 10% and 15.5% before and during treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,111,434

BINARY FUNGICIDAL MIXTURES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A composition comprising(1) at least one compound of the formula (I)

wherein
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and
R2 represents a methyl group, a difluoromethyl group or a trifluoromethyl group; and
(2) at least one fungicide selected from (1.29) benzovindiflupyr,
(2.6) 3-(4,4-difluoro-3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-1-yl)quinolone according to formula (II-6)
and(2.7) 2-{2-[(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)methyl]phenyl}-2-methoxy-N-methylacetamide.
US Pat. No. 10,113,159

SUPPRESSION OF CANCER

Ipsen Bioinnovation Limit...

1. A polypeptide comprising:(i) a non-cytotoxic protease capable of cleaving a SNARE protein expressed in a cancer cell;
(ii) a targeting moiety capable of binding to a somatostatin receptor or a cortistatin receptor on the cancer cell;
(iii) a translocation domain capable of translocating the protease from within an endosome, across the endosomal membrane and into the cytosol of the cancer cell; and
(iv) an intein, a destructive cleavage site, or a non-clostridial cleavage site;
wherein the polypeptide lacks the natural binding function of a clostridial neurotoxin HCC domain, which domain enables the clostridial neurotoxin to bind to one or more nerve terminals at the neuromuscular junction.
US Pat. No. 10,113,952

COMBINED VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY AND LASER INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY FOR IMPROVED MINERALOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF PETROLEUM SOURCE OR RESERVOIR ROCKS

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for determining mineralogy or geochemistry of a sample of a petroleum source or reservoir rock, comprising:a) obtaining one set of spectral data comprising vibrational spectral data on the sample;
b) obtaining another set of spectral data comprising LIBS spectral information on the sample, or a second sample of the petroleum source or reservoir rock that has a similar composition and structure;
c) obtaining mineralogical information or geochemical information on the sample using the two sets of spectral data
d) obtaining spatial information on the sample, using a vibrational spectroscopy measurement device or a LIBS measurement system; and
e) determining spatially resolved geochemical information for the sample using the mineralogical information or geochemical information and the spatial information.
US Pat. No. 10,113,203

DIAGNOSIS KIT AND CHIP FOR BLADDER CANCER USING BLADDER CANCER SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENE

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of PENK (proenkephalin gene), the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating a genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA from step (a) with bisulfite; and
(c) determining hypermethylation of the CpG of the PENK gene in the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA from step (b) by using primer(s) to amplify a methylated CpG of the bisulfite-treated PENK gene, wherein the primer(s) for amplifying a methylated CpG of PENK comprises sequence(s) selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 43-44, 46-185, 187-298, 300-341, 343-468, 470-579, 581-704, 706-841, 843-976, 978-1097, 1099-1210, 1212-1221.

US Pat. No. 10,117,348

CABLE MANAGEMENT BRACKET

International Business Ma...

1. A cable management bracket comprising:a first planar surface and a second planar surface connected by a bend line, wherein the first planar surface and the second planar surface form a cable bracket body;
a plurality of cable tie-down points disposed on the cable bracket body; and
two or more attachment clamps coupled to the cable bracket body, wherein the two or more attachment clamps are non-detachably coupled to the cable bracket body, the two or more attachment clamps being configured to attach to two or more respective mount points located on vertically aligned horizontal rails, wherein the attachment clamps are separated by a distance equal to a separation distance of horizontal rail mount points, wherein each attachment clamp includes a retraction pull tab.

US Pat. No. 10,117,347

ACCOMMODATION DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC PARTS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An accommodation device comprising:a casing body for accommodating a protective component;
a casing cover fixed to the casing body so as to form an accommodation space for accommodating the protective component, an air breathing hole being formed in the casing cover for communicating the accommodation space to an outside of the accommodation device;
a filter accommodation portion formed on a part of an outside surface of the casing cover and having a bottom surface formed on the part of the outside surface of the casing cover, wherein an outside end of the air breathing hole is opened at the bottom surface while an inside end of the air breathing hole is opened at an inside surface of the casing cover;
a filter element fixed to the bottom surface of the filter accommodation portion for covering the outside end of the air breathing hole;
a filter cover located at the outside surface of the casing cover and fixed to the casing cover for covering the filter element;
a cover positioning portion formed in the filter accommodation portion of the casing cover for positioning the filter cover with respect to the filter accommodation portion; and
a peripheral wall portion formed on the outside surface of the casing cover for surrounding the filter accommodation portion,
wherein a height of the peripheral wall portion from the bottom surface of the filter accommodation portion is larger than a height of the filter cover from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,117,327

RADIO-FREQUENCY MODULE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio-frequency module comprising:a board;
an interconnect part having electrical conductivity provided on the board;
a land having electrical conductivity connected to the interconnect part;
a transmission circuitry connected to the land to transmit a signal;
a ground conductor formed at plane completely disposed surrounding a whole circumference of the land and the interconnect part;
an isolation part disposed between the land and the ground conductor to isolate the land and the ground conductor from each other, and disposed between the interconnect part and the ground conductor to isolate the interconnect part and the ground conductor from each other; and
a coupling part connected between the land and the ground conductor to short-circuit the land and the ground conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,264

ALLOCATION METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ALLOCATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM THEREOF

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A frequency block allocation method for a radio communication system in which one or more radio stations and mobile stations perform radio communication using a frequency block selected from a plurality of system bands, the frequency block allocation method comprising:determining number of component carriers that can allocate to each mobile station;
calculating a communication band index, indicating an expected value of a band to be allocated for the each mobile station, based on bandwidths and loads of the component carriers according to the determined allocation number of the component carriers;
calculating an allocation index, which is expected upon allocation of the frequency block to the each mobile station, for each of the component carriers using the communication band index, an instantaneous rate and an average rate, which are expected upon allocation of the frequency block to the each mobile station; and
allocating frequency blocks to the each mobile station based on the allocation indices.

US Pat. No. 10,117,262

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR REPORTING UPLINK PILOT INTERFERENCE

China Academy Of Telecomm...

1. A method for reporting uplink pilot interference, which is applied to a Time-Division Duplex (TDD) system, comprising:measuring, by a base station, uplink pilot time slot (UpPTS) interferences in all uplink time slots within respective cell portions of a service cell, wherein coverages of the respective cell portions are different portions of a geographical service area of the service cell;
transmitting, by said base station, said uplink pilot time slot interferences to a radio network controller, wherein each uplink pilot time slot interference carries a list of the cell portions and an identity (ID) of a home cell portion corresponding to said each uplink pilot time slot interference; and selecting, by said radio network controller, a transmitting position of an uplink pilot time slot for all said cell portions according to said uplink pilot time slot interferences and said IDs of home cell portions corresponding to said uplink pilot time slot interferences, and the transmitting position is a same transmitting position in all said cell portions.

US Pat. No. 10,117,260

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION FOR AIRCRAFT

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method of communicating and sharing information between an onboard system loaded onboard an aircraft and at least one ground control system, the method comprising:identifying a situation from among a set of predetermined situations comprising at least one nominal situation and a critical situation;
obtaining, from a data structure recorded beforehand associated with the identified situation, a first set of information elements usable by a first system from among the onboard system and a ground control system;
determining, from the first set of information elements, and from pieces of information recorded beforehand, a set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
establishing at least one first request to be sent from the first system to at least one second system, the at least one second system being different from the first system and selected from among the onboard system and a ground control system, to request information of the set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
sending the at least one first request from the first system to the at least one second system; and
receiving a second system first decision associated with the identified situation made in the at least one second system, taking into account the information available in the first system and transmitted to the at least one second system.

US Pat. No. 10,117,251

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN WHICH ONE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY OPERATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SECOND RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY

CellXica Limited, Cambri...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a first base station providing an access point to a first communications network, the first base station being operable to communicate wirelessly with a first access terminal using a first carrier at a first frequency and having a first bandwidth;
a second base station providing an access point to a second communications network, the second base station being operable to communicate wirelessly with a second access terminal using a set of carriers at respective different frequencies within a second frequency band, wherein the second frequency band has a second bandwidth larger than the first bandwidth and the first frequency is within the second frequency band,
wherein the second base station is arranged to inhibit transmission of data by the second base station to the second access terminal using a subset of carriers having frequencies within the first bandwidth of the first frequency, and wherein the second base station comprises:
a scheduler arranged to schedule control data on the set of carriers; and
a filter arranged to remove control data scheduled to be transmitted on said subset of carriers having frequencies within the first bandwidth of the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,117,241

TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE ADJUSTMENT TO ACCOMMODATE DELAY-BASED REDUCTION OF DATA VOLUME IN RESOURCE BLOCKS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method operable in a wireless communication network including a first base station and a second base station, both configured for serving user equipment devices (UEs), the method comprising:making a first determination that a data transmission-unit of fixed temporal length transmitted by a UE simultaneously to the first base station on a first uplink air interface and the second base station on a second uplink air interface will be received at the first base station beginning at a first time delay beyond a decoding start time, and at the second base station beginning at a second time delay beyond the decoding start time, wherein the second time delay is greater than both the first time delay and a threshold delay beyond the decoding start time;
making a second determination of a volume of data VD that will temporally fill the data transmission-unit to no greater than a reduced temporal length, the reduced temporal length being the fixed temporal length minus the second time delay;
transmitting information to the UE that causes the UE to use VD when transmitting data in the data transmission-unit to the first and second base stations; and
receiving at the first and second base stations the data transmission-unit transmitted by the UE, the received data transmission-unit containing the volume VD of data.

US Pat. No. 10,117,238

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, NETWORK ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION ON A VIRTUAL CARRIER FOR MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS WITH A NARROW BAND EPDCCH

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A base station for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from mobile communications devices, the base station comprising:a transmitter and a receiver configured to provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to and/or from the mobile communications devices, the wireless access interface providing on a downlink first carrier, the first carrier providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a first frequency range for communicating data and providing plurality of communications resource elements within a second frequency range which is within and smaller than the first frequency range forming a second carrier,
wherein the wireless access interface provided by the base stations includes
a plurality of time divided sub-frames, each sub-frame including the plurality of communications resource elements of the first frequency range and the plurality of the communications resource elements of the second frequency range, and each sub-frame includes
a first wideband control channel in a part of each sub-frame having a bandwidth corresponding substantially to the first frequency range, and
a second narrow band control channel in a second part of each sub-frame and having a bandwidth which is less than the first wideband control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,230

CHANNEL QUALITY INFORMATION REPORTING FOR SUBFRAMES

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

10. A method for reporting channel state information (CSI) from a user equipment to a base station in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the base station, data in subframes in a time domain, the subframes including a first set of subframes and a second set of subframes that differs from the first set of subframes wherein a higher spectral efficiency CSI reporting is configured for the second set of subframes than the first set of subframes,
determining first CSI for the first set of subframes according to a first set of channel state values, the first set of channel state values configured for the first set of subframes,
determining second CSI for the second set of subframes according to a second set of channel state values, the second set of channel state values configured for the second set of subframes and different from the first set of channel state values, wherein the first set of channel state values includes 16 index levels n (where n=0, 1, . . . 14, or 15) and the second set of channel state values includes the 16 index levels and, in a subset consisting of a defined number of highest index levels of the 16 index levels, the channel state value at index level n in the second set of channel state values has a higher spectral efficiency than the channel state value at index level n in the first set of channel state values,
preparing a CSI report indicating at least one of the first CSI and the second CSI,
transmitting the CSI report.

US Pat. No. 10,117,194

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for power headroom reporting, the method comprising:configuring a UE (User Equipment) with at least a first cell and a second cell; and
reporting, by the UE, a PHR (Power Headroom Report) on the first cell in a subframe,
wherein the PHR contains a power headroom value of the second cell, and the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe; and
the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is no PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,120

CHANNEL FEEDBACK FOR NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, at the UE, one or more reference signals from a base station over a channel that supports multiple orthogonal or non-orthogonal transmission layers, wherein the one or more reference signals are received over a set of spatial layers;
estimating channel quality for downlink transmissions to the UE under respective transmission strategies of a measurement set of transmission strategies based at least in part on the one or more reference signals, wherein each of the transmission strategies allocates resources of the channel for one or more data streams transmitted to one or more UEs, and wherein the measurement set of transmission strategies comprises one or more single user transmission strategies and one or more multiple user transmission strategies, and wherein the one or more multiple user transmission strategies comprise at least one multiple user transmission strategy using different spatial layers and at least one multiple user transmission strategy using non-orthogonal layers;
selecting, at the UE, a subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies for reporting to the base station, wherein the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies is selected based at least in part on a data rate threshold based on a proportion of a highest single user data rate for the downlink transmissions; and
sending, to the base station, a channel feedback report comprising indicators of the channel quality for the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies, wherein the subset of the measurement set of transmission strategies comprises at least one of the one or more single user transmission strategies and at least one of the one or more multiple user transmission strategies.

US Pat. No. 10,117,050

TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF PROXIMITY BASED CONTENT

FREELINC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. An apparatus of a Short Range Communication (SRC) device configured for the wireless communication of proximity based content, the apparatus configured to:define a proximity boundary with dimensions defined by a selected magnetic induction diversity communication range of the SRC device, wherein
the SRC device is configured to communicate using magnetic induction;
the SRC device includes at least two substantially orthogonal antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity; and
the SRC device is coupled to a mobile computing device;
communicate a proximity signal in the proximity boundary from the at least one selected antenna between the SRC device and a PSRC device using the magnetic induction diversity to substantially reduce a variability of the dimensions of the proximity boundary defined by the selected magnetic induction diversity communication range;
perform at least one action by at least one of the mobile computing device and the PSRC device when the proximity signal is detected between the SRC device and the PSRC device; and
set at least one rule for a proximity based communication filter module, which is associated with the mobile computing device, regarding the wireless communication of proximity based content, the at least one rule identifying the at least one action performed by the mobile computing device when the proximity signal is detected between the SRC device and the PSRC device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,776

MODULAR DIGITAL CAMERA AND CELLULAR PHONE

RED.COM, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A modular cellular phone with multiple cameras, comprising:a phone module comprising:
a phone module housing having first and second substantially planar sides spaced by a thickness of the phone module housing;
a battery within the phone module housing;
phone electronics configured to provide wireless voice and data communication functionality;
a first camera comprising a first image sensor;
one or more memory devices configured to store digital image data derived from light incident on the first image sensor;
a phone module electrical interface having a first plurality of electrical connectors electrically connected to the phone electronics and positioned on the first side of the phone module housing; and
a touch screen display on the second side of the phone module housing;
a camera module attachable to the phone module, comprising:
a camera module housing having a first side and a second side, the first side of the camera module housing having an aperture through which light enters the camera module housing, the second side being substantially planar;
a second camera comprising:
a lens mount on the first side of the camera module housing and comprising a lock ring defining an opening, the opening dimensioned to receive a lens, the lock ring rotatable to lock the lens in place within the lens mount over the aperture; and
a second image sensor configured to digitize light incident on the second image sensor after the light passes through the lens and the aperture;
a camera module electrical interface comprising a second plurality of electrical connectors positioned on the second side of the camera module housing; and
magnets configured to provide for magnetic attachment of the phone module to the camera module, mating the first side of the phone module housing with the second side of the camera module housing;
wherein video data acquired with the camera module is transmitted to the phone module across a system bus formed by the electrical connections between the phone electrical connector and the camera electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,116,458

FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A correctional facility counseling system, comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the at least one processor, the memory configured to store program instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the counseling system to:
receive an indication that a request for an electronic communication between a resident and a non-resident of a correctional facility has been made and that the non-resident is the resident's child or parent;
initiate an automated counseling presentation, which includes a counseling curriculum or program for improving a relationship between the resident and the resident's child or parent, to the resident in response to the indication; and
facilitate the electronic communication between the resident and the non-resident.

US Pat. No. 10,116,432

REAL-TIME PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION OF A REMOTE RECEIVER WITH A MEASURING INSTRUMENT

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A measuring instrument adapted to be connected with a receiver for measuring electrical characteristics of a device under test (DUT), comprising:a signal generator for generating a synchronization signal transmittable to the receiver;
wherein the measuring instrument is configured to receive a retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver; and
a phase shifter configured to receive the synchronization signal from the signal generator and the retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver and shift a phase of the synchronization signal so that pulse edges of the synchronization signal are aligned at the measuring instrument and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,409

POLARIZATION DIVERSITY WITH PORTABLE DEVICES VIA WAVEFRONT MUXING TECHNIQUES

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system comprising:N antennas to receive N input wireless signals that occupy channels configured for at least two different instances of a first polarization, N being an integer greater than 1; and
N wavefront multiplexing (WFM) processors configured to operate on the N received input wireless signals to produce N output signals using a conversion matrix such that the N output signals correspond to a second polarization different from the first polarization,
wherein each of the N processors calculates a corresponding one of the N output signals as a linear combination of the N received input wireless signals using a row in the conversion matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,116,311

EMBEDDED FPGA WITH MULTIPLE CONFIGURABLE FLEXIBLE LOGIC BLOCKS INSTANTIATED AND INTERCONNECTED BY ABUTMENT

1. An embedded field programmable gate array comprising:a plurality of abuttable, configurable and programmable logic blocks (ACLBs), the plurality of ACLBs comprising at least a plurality of sets of ACLBs, each set of ACLBs being of a different defined functional block, each the plurality of ACLBs being interconnected with adjacent ACLBs by abutment and selective pin placement to connect at least an out pin to at least an adjacent in pin.

US Pat. No. 10,116,286

REFERENCE CLOCK SIGNAL GENERATORS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A REFERENCE CLOCK SIGNAL

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A method for generating a reference clock signal, the method comprising:discharging a capacitive element to a discharged state, when a reset signal has a predetermined reset state;
charging the capacitive element from the discharged state to a first voltage, when a charge signal has a predetermined charge state;
comparing the first voltage to a zero voltage, when a compare signal has a predetermined compare state;
generating a second voltage based on the comparing of the first voltage to the zero voltage;
generating a clock signal based on the second voltage, using an oscillator; and
generating each of the reset signal, the charge signal and the compare signal, based on the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,082

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH REMOVABLE EXTERNAL LOAD BAR, AND METHOD OF ITS USE

Sullstar Technologies, In...

1. An electrical connector plastic housing comprising an open rearward end and an integral forward end wall having a flat upper portion and a lower portion, the lower portion of the forward end wall being integrally thickened to project forward beyond the flat upper portion such that the housing is noncompliant with an applicable industry standard, and the integrally thickened lower portion of the forward end wall of the exterior housing having a plurality of wiring holes formed through the thickened lower portion arranged in two parallel rows.

US Pat. No. 10,116,005

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, WINDING APPARATUS, AND WINDING METHOD

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL, L...

1. An energy storage device comprising:a core; and
a wound body which is wound around the core, the wound body comprising:
a positive electrode;
a negative electrode; and
first and second separators, the first separator being interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and each of the first and second separators having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface having thermal bonding properties greater than thermal bonding properties of the second surface,
wherein the first separator comprises:
a first portion bonded to a first side of the core; and
a second portion bonded to the second separator on a second side of the core opposite the first side when viewed from an winding axis direction around which the wound body is wound.

US Pat. No. 10,115,934

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising: a can having an opening; an electrode assembly accommodated in the can; a cap plate closing the opening of the can, the cap plate comprising a protruding anchor portion; and an insulation plate comprising an anchor hole accommodating the anchor portion, wherein the anchor hole is a slot and is configured to guide movement of the anchor portion within the anchor hole when pressure is applied to the can and the cap plate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,911

COATING SOLUTION FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, COMPOUND, ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MATERIAL FOR ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIC TRAN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A coating solution for a non-light-emitting organic semiconductor device comprising:a compound represented by the following Formula (2); and
a solvent having a boiling point of equal to or higher than 100° C.;

in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, or an alkoxy group and may have a substituent, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom, wherein
the compound represented by Formula (2) satisfies the following conditions A, B, C, or D:
condition A: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 8 to 10 carbon atoms, an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an odd number of carbon atoms within a range of 3 to 15 carbon atoms a substituted linear alkyl group having 3 to 15 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted branched alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom;
condition B: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 2 to 4 carbon atoms;
condition C: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent a substituted alkyl group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms;
condition D: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total, and R11 and R12 have different structures.

US Pat. No. 10,115,892

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING FILM ROUGHNESS IN MAGNETIC DEVICES

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A multilayer structure for reducing film roughness in a magnetic device, comprising:(a) a buffer layer that is one or more of Zr, ZrN, Nb, NbN, Mo, MoN, TiN, W, WN, and Ru, or one of more of the aforementioned materials with Ta or TaN that is formed on a substrate;
(b) a first smoothing layer (S1) with a first bond energy, and having a first surface with an “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, the S1 is formed on the buffer layer; and
(c) a second smoothing layer (S2) that is non-crystalline or nano-crystalline with a second bond energy that is greater than the first bond energy such that deposition of the S2 results in resputtering of the S1 to give S1 with a second surface having a second peak to peak roughness less than the “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, and the S2 formed on the second surface, the S2 has a third surface with the second peak to peak roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,115,626

METHODS FOR FORMING ISOLATION BLOCKS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A method for forming an isolation block of a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate;
performing an etching process to form a plurality of trenches which are parallel to each other in the semiconductor substrate, wherein a plurality of strip structures are between the trenches, the strip structures and the trenches occupy a first region in the semiconductor substrate, and the strip structures are arranged staggered with the trenches;
forming a shielding layer on the semiconductor substrate after the formation of the plurality of trenches, wherein the first region is exposed by an opening of the shielding layer; and
performing a thermal oxidation process, such that the strip structures are oxidized to form a plurality of oxidized portions, wherein the oxidized portions extend into the trenches and are connected to each other to form an isolation block in the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,579

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WAFER-LEVEL SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. Method for manufacturing a semiconductor package, comprising the steps of:providing a semiconductor wafer including a plurality of bond pads on a first side of the wafer;
covering the first side of the wafer with a dielectric material to form a dielectric layer over the bond pads;
removing portions of the dielectric layer corresponding to positions of the bond pads to form a plurality of wells, wherein each well is configured to form a through-hole between top and bottom surfaces of the dielectric layer for exposing each bond pad;
depositing a conductive material into the wells to form a conductive layer between the bond pads and a top surface of the dielectric layer; and thereafter
singulating the semiconductor wafer to form a plurality of semiconductor packages.

US Pat. No. 10,115,565

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A plasma processing apparatus comprising;an induction coupling-type plasma torch unit that includes
a dielectric member that defines a ring-shape chamber constituting ring-shape space which communicates with an opening portion having an opening width of 1 mm or more,
a gas supply pipe that introduces gas into an inside of the ring-shape chamber, and
a coil that is provided in a vicinity of the dielectric member defining the ring-shape chamber;
a high-frequency power supply that is connected to the coil; and
a base material mounting table that is configured to be mounted with a base material near the opening portion, wherein a distance between an end surface of the opening portion and a base material is 1 mm or less, wherein
the dielectric member has an outside dielectric block that defines an outside boundary of the ring-shape space; and an inside dielectric block that is inserted into the outside dielectric block and defines an inside boundary of the ring-shape space,
the shape of the ring-shaped space is a continuous loop having straight portions constituted by two long sides and two short sides connected to both ends of the straight portions, the two short sides being semicircular, semielliptical, or linear, and
the opening portion is a linear rectangular opening portion provided along only one of the two long sides constituting the straight portions, the opening portion opening towards a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the one of the two long sides.

US Pat. No. 10,115,205

EYE TRACKING SYSTEM WITH SINGLE POINT CALIBRATION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method comprising:obtaining cornea information for an eye of a user, the cornea information including a radius of a corneal sphere of the eye and location of a center of the corneal sphere;
capturing one or more reflections of a pupil of the eye of the user while the user is viewing content displayed on a head-mounted display (HMD);
determining a shape of the pupil based on the one or more captured pupil reflections;
identifying a three-dimensional plane parallel to the pupil, the three-dimensional plane identified based on the obtained cornea information and the identified pupil shape;
identifying a ray originating from the three-dimensional plane and perpendicular to a surface of the corneal sphere;
determining a pupillary axis for the pupil of the user based on the identified ray; and
performing an optical action based in part on the determined pupillary axis.

US Pat. No. 10,115,095

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UNIFIED INVENTORY AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT

Worldpay US, Inc., Atlan...

1. A system for providing payment processing services from a plurality of disparate payment processors to a plurality of disparate transaction intake platforms, the system comprising:one or more computers configured to implement by executing instructions on one or more processors, a platform-agnostic transaction-related communication system, wherein the transaction-related communication system comprises:
one or more receiving modules configured for:
receiving a first item of financial transaction information from a customer- facing interface, and
receiving a second item of financial transaction information from a merchant-facing point-of-sale interface,
a point of sale server configured for:
rendering in a common internal format, the first item of financial transaction information from the customer-facing interface, and
rendering in the common internal format, the second item of financial transaction information from the merchant-facing point-of-sale interface,
a payment processing module configured for:
rendering in a second format, the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a first external financial party, and
rendering in a third format, the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by a second external financial party, and
a transaction execution module configured for:
transmitting in the second format the first item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the first external financial party, and
transmitting in the third format the second item of financial transaction information for payment processing by the second external financial party,
wherein the common internal format is a common intake transaction ticket format, and
wherein the one or more receiving modules comprise a single stack application interface residing on the one or more servers.

US Pat. No. 10,115,088

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING ACCOUNTS AND OFFERS IN PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A transaction management system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a mobile payment indication and transaction information associated with a transaction from a point of sale device;
transmitting a checkout token to the point of sale device associated with the transaction;
associating checkout token information of the checkout token with the transaction;
establishing, for the transaction in response to a communication with a user device, a user session associated with a user account;
receiving, from the user device, the checkout token that was captured by the user device;
determining that the checkout token received from the user device corresponds to the checkout token information associated with the transaction;
receiving, from the point of sale device, a transaction amount;
updating the transaction information with the transaction amount;
determining, via the updated transaction information, one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction from a plurality of payment instruments associated with a user of the user device; and
transmitting, to the user device, information identifying the one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction for display on a user interface of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,115,076

SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING CAPACITY/DEMAND MANAGEMENT FOR HUMAN-FACTOR RESOURCES

GoalAssist Corporation, ...

1. A computer-based method for capacity/demand management, comprising:accepting from a first party transaction parameter values for composite resources, wherein each composite resource has associated therewith at least a service location, a service date, a service time and a transaction price parameter, via a computer device containing a first program with a first program routine programmed to accept transaction parameter values;
transmitting the accepted transaction parameter values through a computer-based communication from the first party's device to one or more computer devices upon which is stored a second program;
receiving the transmitted transaction parameter values into the second program with a set of program routines programmed to receive (first routine), access (second routine) and store (third routine) transaction parameter values into one or more data stores stored in memory on one or more computer devices, said program configured to accept and said one or more data stores configured to contain transaction parameter values from at least two differentiable first parties;
storing the received transaction parameter values and information differentiating the first party, through use of the third routine of the second program into the one or more data stores;
accepting from a second party at least one user-selected search criterion, via a computer device containing a third program with a first program routine programmed to accept search criteria;
transmitting the accepted search criteria through a computer-based communication from the second party's device to one or more computer devices upon which is stored the second program;
receiving the transmitted search criteria into the second program with a fourth program routine programmed to perform a comparison;
comparing the received search criteria to the stored transaction parameter values for composite resources contained within the one or more data stores through the fourth program routine of the second program;
transmitting at least a portion of the transaction parameter values for at least one available composite resource related to the second party's search criteria through a computer-based communication from the computer device containing the fourth program routine of the second program performing the comparison to the second party's device;
receiving the transmission into the third program contained on the second party's device with a second program routine programmed to communicate the transmission to the second party;
communicating the transmission through the second program routine of the third program to the second party;
accepting from the second party a reservation request for at least one composite resource from the communicated transmission, via a computer device containing the third program with a third program routine programmed to accept reservation requests;
transmitting the reservation request through a computer-based communication from the second party's device to one or more computer devices containing the second program;
receiving the transmitted request into the second program with program routines programmed to evaluate the status of any requested resources to indicate whether they are available for reservation or not (fifth routine), and whether suitable composite resources with alternate transaction parameter values are available, said suitability determined by the program based on program instructions accessing decision rules entered by the program administrator, the first party or the second party (sixth routine), said program also able to determine an acceptable match between requested and available resources (seventh routine), said program also able to determine a reasonable counter-offer given the available composite resources, the reservation request and the results of any previous counter-offers (eighth routine), and, said program also able to determine appropriate transmissions for the acceptance, counter-offer or rejection of the reservation request (ninth routine);
performing the availability, suitability, counter-offer and transmission determinations;
transmitting based on the availability, suitability, counter-offer and transmission determinations at least one of a confirmation of the reservation request, a counter-offer to the reservation request and a rejection of the reservation request, through a computer-based communication from the computer device into the third program contained on the second party's device;
receiving the transmitted confirmation, counter-offer or rejection into the third program with program routines programmed to communicate the transmission to the second party (fourth routine), to offer for acceptance by the second party any counter-offered composite resources (fifth routine) and to iterate the above reservation request steps until a suitability match is successfully made (sixth routine) or the program (seventh routine) or the second user (eighth routine) determines that no suitable composite resource exists for reservation (ninth routine);
communicating the transmission through the third program to the second party (fourth routine of the third program);
offering for acceptance by the second party any counter-offered composite resources (fifth routine of the third program) and, if the offer is not accepted, iterating the above reservation request steps until a suitability match is successfully made (sixth routine) or the program (seventh routine) or the second user (eighth routine) determines that no suitable composite resource exists for reservation (ninth routine);
modifying through a tenth routine of the second program, in response to an acceptable match, at least one of the availability status of the composite resource and a measure of the remaining available capacity of the composite resource;
storing through an eleventh routine of the second program any modification to the availability status or measure in the one or more data stores;
storing through a twelfth routine of the second program information relating to the reservation, including information relating to the first and second parties, in the one or more data stores;
transmitting through an thirteenth routine of the second program one or more links to the information stored in the one or more data stores through a computer-based communication from the computer device into the first and third programs -contained on the first (first program) and second (third program) party's devices;
receiving the transmitted links into the first and third programs containing program routines (second and ninth, respectively) programmed to communicate the links;
communicating the transmission through the second program routine of the first program and ninth program routine of the third program to the first (first program) and second (third program) parties;
wherein the function of the first transmission by the first party is to: 1) increase demand through more favorable transaction parameter values to potential users of the composite resources; 2) decrease demand through less favorable transaction parameter values to potential users of the composite resources; 3) increase capacity through more favorable transaction parameter values to service provider resources; 4) reduce capacity through less favorable transaction parameter values to service provider resources; 5) increase capacity through changing the composition of resources within the composite resource; 6) reduce capacity through changing the composition of resources within the composite resource; 7) obtain employment or independent contractor opportunities; or, 8) implement two or more of the above functions at the same time;
wherein the at least one service date and service time is a date and time point or range measure indicating a present or future first date and time when the service is available;
wherein the service availability date and time is related to the availability of at least one service provider resource comprising in part the at least one composite resource;
wherein the at least one service provider resource is a human resource.

US Pat. No. 10,115,061

MOTIF RECOGNITION

Securboration, Inc., Mel...

1. A method of classifying at least one social media user, the method comprising:detecting at least one statistically significant subgraph in a social media network of the social media user, wherein the at least one detected subgraph occurs in significantly higher numbers as compared to random networks;
gathering data related to metadata of the social media user;
gathering data related to social interactions of the social media user;
computing features of:
the subgraph in the social media network of the user,
the data related to the metadata of the user, and
the data related to the social interactions of the user;
normalizing each computed feature on a zero to one scale;
aggregating each normalized feature into a numeric vector; and
comparing the numeric vector of the normalized subgraph features, normalized user metadata, and normalized social interactions to at least one model vector, wherein the at least one model vector is representative of a class; and
classifying the user as a class member based on the comparison of the numeric vector and the at least one model vector.

US Pat. No. 10,114,932

ADAPTING A MOBILE APPLICATION TO A PARTITIONED ENVIRONMENT

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method of providing a secure partition, comprising:receiving an indication that a first app is to be available to be used in a secure zone of a mobile device, wherein the indication comprises an attempt to install the first app to the secure zone, wherein the secure zone includes versions of one or more applications that exhibit a behavior associated with the secure zone;
determining that the first app is an unknown application and is not authorized to be installed in the secure zone; and
in response to the determination, modifying the first app to be an app that will not launch within the secure zone, wherein modifying the first app to be the app that will not launch within the secure zone includes changing a launcher component of the first app to be a launcher component that will not allow the app to launch; and
installing the modified first app, wherein the modified first app is a secure zone version of the first app.

US Pat. No. 10,114,931

PHARMACEUTICAL PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

SINOVEDA CANADA INC., (C...

1. A method of preparing a herbal composition comprising multiple components for drug formulations, the method comprises the steps of:a) preparing multiple samples having different random concentrations of a herbal mixture that comprises multiple components, each of said sample comprises the same multiple components, said samples further comprise multiple doses of the mixture, wherein the identities of or interactions among the components are not known a priori;
b) obtaining a dataset comprising pharmacodynamic parameters describing the dose-response of said samples of mixture;
c) performing linear modeling on said dataset to identify the components having strong correlation with the response as potential active components; said modeling system comprises

wherein r is linearized response, r is average linearized response; wi is weight of the ith component, wi? is weight of the non-linear self-interaction behavior of the ith component, di is the dose of the ith component, di and dj are average doses of the ith and jth component, and wi,j is the weight of the interacting pair,
is a minimization procedure to minimize the difference between r and said first modeling system by varying wi, wi?, wi,j,wherein said first modeling system generates outputs comprising (i) optimal weights ?i and ?i,j, which are optimal values of wi and wi? and wi,j obtained from said minimization procedure, and (ii) total dose of the components D, which is defined as

d) Using Bootstrapping approach to repeat steps b)-c) to refine the optimal weights ?i and ?i,j and potential active components;
e) using in vitro assays or in silico methods to obtain parameters describing the rate of elimination of said potential active components from (d) and their active metabolites in a plurality of mammalian tissue systems;
f) using in vitro assays or in silico methods to obtain parameters describing distribution of said potential active components from (d) and their active metabolites in a plurality of mammalian tissue systems;
g) estimating the effect-time relationship of the potential active components by incorporating said parameters of (e) and (f);
h) performing Subset-selection principal component analysis to infer the final set of active components based on parameters from d), e), f) and g);
i) inputting the optimal weights, ?i and ?i,j, from (d) of final set of active components from h) into a second modeling system that comprises

wherein, A is estimated response generated by said active components per total dose, ?0 is an average linearized response per total dose, xi and xj are defined as d?i/D and d?j/D respectively, which are fractions of said total dose D contributed by the ith and jth component respectively, and wherein
is a maximization procedure achieved by varying xi, ?i is for all i values,wherein said second modeling system generates outputs comprising dosages of active components that generate maximal response; and
j) using dosages of active components that generate the maximal response from (i) to prepare a herbal composition comprising multiple components, wherein the dosages for said multiple components are obtained from said dosages of active components that generate the maximal response.

US Pat. No. 10,114,790

PORT MIRRORING FOR PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT EXPRESS DEVICES

Microsemi Solutions (U.S....

1. An apparatus for port mirroring comprising:a plurality of peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) interfaces, each PCIe interface comprising, in a physical (PHY) layer instance of the PCIe interface,
at least one output transmission port connected to a central processing unit (CPU) when the PHY layer instance is active for transmitting data to the CPU and connectable to an analyzer when the PHY layer instance is inactive for analyzing data at the at least one output transmission port,
at least one receiving input port connected to the CPU for receiving data from the CPU,
at least one port-mirror-in (PM_IN) port, and
at least one port-mirror-out (PM_OUT) port;
wherein the at least one PM_OUT port of each PHY layer instance is coupled to the at least one PM_IN port of a next PHY layer instance such that the PHY layer instances of the plurality of PCIe interfaces are connected in a ring bus architecture such that data from one or more ports of either the at least one output transmission port or the at least one receiving input port of an active PHY layer instance of an active one of the plurality of PCIe interfaces is transmitted, via the at least one PM_OUT port of the active PHY layer instance, to the at least one PM_IN port of an inactive PHY layer instance of an inactive one of the plurality of the PCIe interfaces and transmitted to the analyzer by the output transmission ports of an inactive PHY layer instance connected to the analyzer to mirror the one or more ports of the active PHY layer instance.

US Pat. No. 10,114,574

OPTIMIZING STORAGE ALLOCATION IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method comprising:performing one or more write operations to a first portion of a first logical grouping of data;
in response to performing one or more write operations to the first portion, recording that a second portion of a second logical grouping of data no longer underlies the first portion of the first logical grouping of data;
determining whether any other logical groupings of data are mapped to the second portion of the second logical grouping of data; and
allocating storage locations associated with the second portion of the second logical grouping of data based on the determination of whether any other logical groupings of data are mapped to the second portion of the second logical grouping of data.

US Pat. No. 10,114,532

EDITING OPTIONS FOR IMAGE REGIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a definition of a user-defined class of image region from a user, wherein the definition includes one or more defined image characteristics of the image region;
associating a defined set of editing options with the user-defined class of image region, wherein the defined set of editing options is selected from a plurality of available editing options, each editing option in the defined set being associated with at least one edit operation that adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image region;
detecting a region of an image based on one or more characteristics of one or more pixels of the image, wherein the detected region is a portion of the image that excludes at least one pixel of the image;
determining an identified class of the detected region from a plurality of identifiable classes of regions, wherein each of the plurality of identifiable classes of regions is associated with a respective set of one or more editing options, each editing option in each set being associated with one or more edit operations that adjust a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image, wherein the identified class is determined as the user-defined class based on a determination that one or more image characteristics of the detected region match the one or more defined image characteristics of the image region included in the definition of the user-defined class;
examining previously-selected editing options selected by multiple users of an online networked service to change pixel values of images;
examining classes of regions that include the changed pixel values from the previously-selected editing options;
determining a resulting set of editing options that include editing options selected from the previously-selected editing options based on a frequency of selection of the previously-selected editing options for the identified class of the detected region by the multiple users, wherein the resulting set of editing options are included in the set of one or more editing options associated with the identified class;
presenting the resulting set of editing options for selection, wherein each of the editing options in the resulting set adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the detected region in response to being selected, and wherein the resulting set of editing options is different from at least one of the other sets of editing options associated with the identifiable classes other than the user-defined class; and
providing the definition of the user-defined class and the resulting set of editing options to one or more devices such that each editing option in the resulting set of editing options is available for selection by one or more other users with respect to one or more other images associated with the one or more other users, wherein the resulting set of editing options is configured to be presented for selection by the one or more other users in response to one or more image characteristics of one or more detected regions of the one or more other images matching the one or more defined image characteristics of the user-defined class.

US Pat. No. 10,114,521

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT REARRANGEMENT

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors of an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, cause the device to:display, on the display, a plurality of application icons in a user interface reconfiguration mode for reconfiguring the application icons on the display, the plurality of application icons occupying respective locations on a hexagonal grid;
detect a user contact on the touch-sensitive display at a first position corresponding to a first application icon at a first location on the hexagonal grid;
while continuing to detect the user contact, detect movement of the user contact from the first position to a second position without a break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display, the second position corresponding to a second location on the hexagonal grid, wherein the second location is unoccupied;
in response to detecting movement of the user contact from the first position to the second position, translate the display of the first application icon from the first location to the second position;
detect a break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display;
in response to the break in contact of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display, determine whether there are less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location;
in accordance with a determination that there are less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location:
determine a third location on the hexagonal grid having at least two adjacent locations that are occupied; and
move the display of the first application icon to the third location on the hexagonal grid; and
in accordance with a determination that there are not less than two occupied locations adjacent to the second location:
display the first application icon at the second location on the hexagonal grid corresponding to the second position of the user contact on the touch-sensitive display.

US Pat. No. 10,114,509

MULTI-TOUCH DEVICE HAVING IMPEDANCES POSITIONED AT ELECTRODE CROSS POINTS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREFOR FOR DETECTING TOUCH INPUTS

Wook Chang, Gangnam-gu, ...

1. A multi-touch apparatus comprising:a plurality of drive electrodes;
a plurality of sense electrodes;
a plurality of impedances positioned at cross points of the drive electrodes and the sense electrodes; and
a controller configured to select a first drive electrode from the drive electrodes, select a first sense electrode from the sense electrodes, output a first voltage to the first drive electrode, output a second voltage to at least one of remaining drive electrodes and at least one of remaining sense electrodes, and detect a touch input associated with a first cross point of the first drive electrode and the first sense electrode based on a detection voltage detected from the first sense electrode,
wherein the controller is configured to measure an impedance value of a first impedance positioned at the first cross point among the impedances by removing interference impedance occurring along the first sense electrode, and
wherein the controller is configured to remove the interference impedance using a difference between the first voltage and a sum of voltages of interference impedances positioned along the first sense electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,114,433

THERMAL MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

11. An apparatus comprising:a memory device including an upper notch and a lower notch;
a thermal management assembly coupled to the memory device via the upper notch,
wherein the thermal management assembly includes:
a first thermal management member including:
a first main region that is continuous and devoid of a through opening;
a first connection region that is discontinuous; and
a first top side;
a second thermal management member including:
a second main region;
a second connection region, wherein the second main region and the second connection region are continuous, and the second connection region includes a connection tab such that the first connection region and the second connection region are connected by the connection tab; and
a second top side;
a connection member to couple the first thermal management member and the second thermal management member to the memory device, wherein the first top side and the second top side are substantially flush with a top side of the memory device and the connection tab is located directly behind the connection member; and
a memory device socket electrically coupled to the memory device, wherein the memory device socket includes a retention clip receivable in the lower notch.

US Pat. No. 10,114,353

MODULAR DATA CENTER

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

1. A modular data center comprising:a controller;
a data center control system configured to collect data center data associated with the modular data center via communication with one of the controller and a plurality of sensors; and
a data module connected to a power supply source, the power supply source comprising at least one of a power grid, a backup power source and a power module, wherein the power module comprises electronics equipment for conditioning and distributing power to the one or more data modules,
wherein the data module comprises:
a first enclosure defining a first internal space; and
a first sensor in the plurality of sensors, the first sensor in communication with at least one of the controller and the data center control system, and
wherein the first enclosure is configured to contain a heat exchanger configured to remove heat from air within the first enclosure of the data module, and
wherein a second sensor in the plurality of sensors in communication with the power supply source.

US Pat. No. 10,114,308

CHARGE ROLLER POSITIONING

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

14. A device comprising:a charge roller;
a photoconductor imaging plate;
at least one positioning unit for positioning at least a first end of the charge roller to a first plurality of index positions;
a current sensor, for measuring an alternating current in a circuit comprising the charge roller and the photoconductor imaging plate when the at least the first end of the charge roller is at each of the first plurality of index positions, wherein the alternating current is proportional to a capacitance between the charge roller and the photoconductor imaging plate; and
a controller for:
determining a first index position of the first plurality of index positions with a greatest change in capacitance; and
calibrating a position of the charge roller based upon the first index position.

US Pat. No. 10,114,185

SUBMARINE OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A submarine optical fiber communications system configured to transmit optical signals within a first band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in a first direction, and to transmit optical signals within a second band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in a second direction, the first direction being different than the second direction, and the first band and the second band being different bands of an optical frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum; andwherein the submarine optical fiber communications system includes at least a portion of a first optical fiber configured to carry optical signals within the first band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in the first direction, and at least the same portion of the first optical fiber is configured to carry optical signals within the second band of the electromagnetic spectrum dedicated for communication in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,180

PLUG CONNECTOR

1. A plug connector, in particular an optical plug connector, with a plug unit comprising at least one plug element which has at least one locking element, and with an actuation unit comprising at least one actuation element which is translationally displaceable with respect to the plug unit for the purpose of actuating the locking element, whereinthe actuation unit includes at least one additional actuation element that is provided for actuating the locking element,
the additional actuation element is a cable anti-kink element, and
the additional actuation element is separate from the actuation element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,090

RF AMPLIFIER CONTROL IN PARALLEL RF TRANSMISSION BASED ON POWER REQUIREMENTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for acquiring magnetic resonance data from a target volume in a subject, the magnetic resonance imaging system comprising:a plurality of excitation means for generating a-slice-selective or slab-selective spatial radio frequency (RF) excitation magnetic field targeting only slice/slab spatial variations in the target volume, and
a controller coupled to the plurality of excitation means, wherein the controller is adapted to control a process comprising:
determining a power level that the plurality of excitation means require to generate the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field for exciting the selected slice or slab,
wherein the determining of the power level required by the plurality of excitation means comprises:
controlling the MRI system to acquire pre-scan data from a pre-scan of the subject using the slice-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field and using the pre-scan data to determine the power level;
decomposing the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF
excitation magnetic field into respective RF excitation constituents of the plurality of excitation means, and
controlling each of the plurality of excitation means to simultaneously generate the respective RF excitation constituent, using the determined power-level to generate the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field, wherein the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field is applied to the selected slice or slab, and the magnetic resonance data is acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,114,057

METHOD TO DETECT ARCING FAULTS USING SWITCHED ELEMENTS AT OUTLET

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. An electrical outlet device to detect branch arc faults, comprising:a line conductor;
a neutral conductor, the line conductor and neutral conductor to provide electrical power to a load connected to the electrical outlet device,
a neutral shorting switching element coupled between the line conductor and the neutral conductor having an open position and a closed position, the closed position coupling the line conductor to the neutral conductor;
a load control switching element in the line conductor, the load control switching element having an open position and a closed position for controlling current through the line conductor, wherein the neutral shorting switching element is in the open position and the load control switching element is in the closed position to provide power from the line conductor; and
an outlet controller coupled to the neutral shorting switching element and the load control switching element, the outlet controller opening the load control switching element for a current sensor upstream of the electrical outlet device to determine whether a current is present on the line conductor to detect a parallel arc fault.

US Pat. No. 10,113,777

AMBIENT WATER CONDENSING APPARATUS

The University of Tulsa, ...

1. An ambient water condensing apparatus, comprising:a thermoelectric device having a hot side and a cold side;
a heat sink thermally connected to said hot side of said thermoelectric device, said heat sink having a plurality of protruding fin-like surfaces;
a water condensing surface thermally connected to said cold side of said thermoelectric device, said water condensing surface having a plurality of protruding fin-like surfaces wherein said fin-like surfaces of said water condensing surface comprise a superhydrophobic condensing surface, a superhydrophilic condensing surface, or a combination thereof; and
an insulating material surrounding said thermoelectric device, said insulating material positioned intermediate of said heat sink and said water condensing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,768

INSULATED PANEL ASSEMBLY

MITEK HOLDINGS, INC., Wi...

1. An insulated panel assembly for use in forming an air handling enclosure, the insulated panel assembly comprising:a first panel member having a base portion, first and second side portions projecting transversely from the base portion, and first and second side mounting flanges extending projecting transversely from the respective first and second side portions;
a second panel member having a base portion, first and second side portions projecting transversely from the base portion, and first and second side mounting flanges projecting transversely from the respective first and second side portions; and
a double-sided adhesive strip attaching the first and second side mounting flanges of the first panel member to the respective first and second side mounting flanges of the second panel member, the first and second panel members being arranged with respect to each other so that at least a portion of the second panel member extends beyond a corresponding portion of the first panel member;
the first and second panel members defining and fully enclosing a cavity, the insulated panel assembly further comprising a thermally insulating core disposed in the cavity, a portion of the thermally insulated core extending laterally beyond the first side portion of the first panel member;
wherein the insulated panel assembly is constructed to be arranged in a side-by-side, overlapping relationship with another insulated panel assembly having the same construction for use in forming a wall of the air handling enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,709

ELONGATE MULTIPARTITE LENS ARRANGEMENT AND LUMINAIRE COMPRISING SUCH A LENS ARRANGEMENT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. An elongate multipartite lens arrangement for luminaires (L) for influencing light emitted by an illuminant comprising:a first elongate optical element comprising a first longitudinal axis (L2) and at least one second elongate optical element comprising a second longitudinal axis (L3), which second elongate optical element is disposed downstream of the first optical element in a light-guiding direction and provided separately from the first optical element,
wherein at least the first optical element has at least one defined light-entrance region, provided along the first longitudinal axis (L2), for introducing light of the illuminant into the lens arrangement
wherein the second optical element, for the purposes of guiding light of the lens arrangement, optically interacts with the first optical element in order to continue the light guidance of the first optical element,
wherein the light-entrance region is embodied as a recess for receiving the illuminants, and
wherein the first optical element has a grid or lattice forming the light-entrance regions, and at least one illuminant is assignable to each light-entrance region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,689

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GOLF SWING POSE

1. An electronic device mounting apparatus (100) for photographing golf swing pose comprising:a mounting assembly (10), having
a first clamp (20) having first and second gripping members (21 and 22) pivotably coupled to a pivot pin (32), wherein the first gripping member (21) comprises a first gripping groove (23) and a first lever arm (27) extending from the first gripping groove (23), and wherein the second gripping member (22) comprises a second gripping groove (24) and a second lever arm (28) extending from the second gripping groove (24), and
a second clamp (40) having third and fourth gripping members (41 and 42) pivotably coupled to the pivot pin (32), wherein the third gripping member (41) comprises a third gripping groove (43) and a third lever arm (47) extending from the third gripping groove (43), and wherein the fourth gripping member (42) comprises a fourth gripping groove (44) and a fourth lever arm (48) extending from the fourth gripping groove (44),
wherein the first and second gripping grooves (23 and 24) are constructed to hold a rod (30), and
wherein the third and fourth gripping grooves (43 and 44) are constructed to hold an electronic device (200).

US Pat. No. 10,113,655

ROTARY DISTRIBUTOR

GIMA S.p.A., Zola Predos...

1. A rotary distributor for distributing a pressurised fluid to a plurality of movable user devices, comprising:a first element associated with a fixed frame and comprising a through hole to which is connected a source of pressurised fluid;
a selector having a plurality of openings connected to corresponding ducts for the passage of fluid connected to the corresponding movable user devices, the selector being connected integrally to the movable user devices and movable in rotation relative to the fixed frame;
a manifold with a first surface positioned in front of the first element and with a second surface positioned in front of the selector; the manifold being associated with the first element, and having an opening for connection and passage of fluid between the first element and the selector; the opening having a dimensional extension which is able to simultaneously touch a predetermined number of openings of the selector in movement to allow the passage of fluid from the source of pressurised fluid towards the openings of the selector in movement; the manifold being shaped in such a way that the pressurised fluid fed through the through hole exerts on the manifold a total force directed towards the selector.

US Pat. No. 10,113,512

GAS MIXER FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Caterpillar Energy Soluti...

1. A gas mixer for mixing gaseous fuel and air for an internal combustion engine, the gas mixer comprising:a housing defining an air path for mixing the gaseous fuel and the air within the air path, the housing comprising a narrowed portion;
a displacement body axially displaceable and coaxially arranged within the air path, the displacement body and the housing defining an air passage disposed at the narrowed portion;
a fuel inlet fluidly connected to the air passage and configured to supply gaseous fuel to the air passage; and
an adjusting unit disposed at least partially within the air path and connected to the displacement body, the adjusting unit being configured to axially displace the displacement body,
wherein the housing comprises a first pipe section and a second pipe section inserted into the first pipe section, the first pipe section and the second pipe section defining a circumferential gap between each other, the circumferential gap being fluidly connected to the air passage for providing gaseous fuel into the air path and
wherein the second pipe section is axially displaceable by the adjusting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,113,342

LATCH ASSEMBLY

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A latch assembly, comprising:a chassis;
a latch bolt, movably mounted to the chassis for movement between a closed position for retaining a striker in the latch assembly and an open position for releasing the striker from the latch assembly;
a pawl rotatably mounted to the latch assembly via a pawl pivot pin for rotation between an engaged position wherein the pawl retains the latch bolt in the closed position and a disengaged position wherein the pawl is disengaged from the latch holt such that the latch can move to the open position; and
wherein the pawl rotates about and contacts a surface of the pawl pivot pin, the surface of the pawl pivot pin including a first arcuate portion and a second arcuate portion, wherein a radius of the first arcuate portion is smaller than a radius of the second arcuate portion such that friction between the pawl and the pawl pivot pin is reduced during rotation of the pawl about the pawl pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,112,894

CYCLIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TAURINE

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing taurine from aziridine, comprising:(a) adding gaseous aziridine or a solution of aziridine to a solution of ammonium bisulfite, or ammonium sulfite, or a mixture of ammonium bisulfite and ammonium sulfite to undergo a ring-opening reaction of aziridine to form ammonium taurinate;
(b) decomposing ammonium taurinate to taurine and ammonia by heating and removing ammonia to obtain a crystalline suspension of taurine; and
(c) separating taurine by means of solid-liquid separation to provide a mother liquor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,825

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) region comprising:a sensing membrane;
a metal ring defining a cavity under the sensing membrane; and
a dielectric structure comprising an upper dielectric portion on the metal ring, wherein the cavity comprises an upper cavity portion defined by the upper dielectric portion, the upper cavity portion widens gradually along a direction away from the metal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,112,504

FOLDING SEAT

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a backrest;
a seat part; and
a seat part substructure, the seat part substructure being mounted such that it can swivel about a first swivel axis arranged in a width direction of the seat in order to move the seat part substructure together with the seat part from a sitting position into an upright position, wherein a lower region of the backrest with respect to a height direction of the seat and at least one of a rear region of the seat part and of the seat part substructure with respect to a longitudinal direction of the seat are interconnected in the sitting position by at least one releasable connection means and are not interconnected in the upright position, wherein the first swivel axis is fixed in a rotational manner to the seat part substructure, wherein the at least one releasable connection means is connected to the seat part, and wherein the seat part with the at least one releasable connection means is moveable with respect to the seat part substructure at least in the longitudinal direction of the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,112,301

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD FOR ROBOT SYSTEMS USING A VISION SENSOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic calibration method for a robot system, comprising:calibrating a sensor and a sensor coordinate system of the sensor with respect to a world coordinate system;
controlling a robot under the guidance of the sensor to move a point of a tool mounted on the robot to reach a same target point with a plurality of different poses, the point of the tool being in a tool coordinate system; and
calculating a transformation matrix tcpTt of the tool coordinate system with respect to a tool center point coordinate system based on pose data of the robot at the same target point.

US Pat. No. 10,111,992

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE LIQUID LEVEL OF SALVAGED BLOOD IN A BLOOD COLLECTION RESERVOIR OF AN AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD TRANSFUSION SYSTEM

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. An autologous blood transfusion system for the recovery and washing of salvaged blood collected from a surgical site of a patient, comprising:a blood collection reservoir for storing the collected blood,
an optical detection setup for periodically detecting a liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir and for outputting a corresponding output signal, and
a processor for determining the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir based on said output signal of said optical detection setup,
said optical detection setup comprising:
a plurality of light emitters disposed on a first side of said blood collection reservoir at different height levels for emitting light and
a plurality of light receivers disposed on a second side of said blood collection reservoir opposite to said first side for sensing light emitted by said light emitters and transmitted through said blood collection reservoir and for outputting said output signal; and
said processor further configured for:
identifying a conspicuous signal out of said output signals of said light receivers based on a comparison of output signals of at least two light receivers out of said plurality of light receivers, said conspicuous signal associated with an abnormal transmission change between the output signals of the at least two light receivers, the output signal of a first of the at least two light receivers being compared against the output signal of a second of the at least two light receivers and the first and second light receivers being directly adjacent,
varying a detection parameter of a light emitter and/or of a light receiver and/or of an amplifier associated with said conspicuous signal, and
repeating said step of determining the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir using said varied detection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,111,728

PARTIAL SURGICAL GUIDE

Trophy, Marne la Vallee ...

1. A method for forming a surgical guide for drilling of a dental patient, comprising:mounting a block of machinable material having a prescribed shape to a holder;
rotating the block of machinable material by the holder about a rotation axis to a first angular position;
drilling a drill guiding hole through the block of machinable material using a drilling tool having a drilling tool axis that is orthogonal to the rotation axis, wherein the drill guiding hole is centered about a guide axis that is substantially orthogonal to the rotation axis;
repositioning the block of machinable material by the holder and forming a first planar surface of the surgical guide from the block of machinable material using the drilling tool, wherein the first planar surface is oblique to the guide axis;
repositioning the block of machinable material to orient the first planar surface orthogonal to the drilling tool axis;
forming a hole pattern having two or more positioning holes in the first planar surface using the drilling tool, wherein the hole pattern corresponds to a pin pattern in a tray that is positionally registered to a dental arch of the patient; and
repositioning the block of machinable material by the holder and forming a second planar surface of the surgical guide from the block of machinable material using the drilling tool to complete the surgical guide, wherein the second planar surface is parallel to the first planar surface,
where the holder is configured to move the block of machinable material with respect to the drilling tool when forming the surgical guide only along each of orthogonal axes X, Y, and Z, and where the rotation axis is the X-axis, and where the rotation of the holder with respect to the drilling tool is only around the X axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,717

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PATENT REGISTRATION

Synaptive Medical (Barbad...

1. A method of performing a patient registration using a surgical navigation system, having a processor, in a medical procedure, comprising:initializing a surface trace acquisition;
recording one or more surface traces;
terminating the surface trace acquisition;
receiving a patient image of a patient anatomy;
extracting a surface from the patient image;
computing a registration transform for patient registration between the one or more surface traces and the patient image extracted surface;
segmenting the patient image into a plurality of regions, each region of the plurality of regions containing an anatomical landmark;
determining a spatial distribution of surface traces among the plurality of regions;
determining whether the spatial distribution in relation to each region of the plurality of regions minimizes deviance below a threshold; and
if the spatial distribution in relation to any region of the plurality of regions is determined as exceeding the threshold, providing information relating to such region.

US Pat. No. 10,111,716

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PERFORMING SONASURGERY

SONACARE MEDICAL, LLC, , ...

1. A system for performing a surgical procedure, the system comprising:preoperative images of a region of a patient to be treated;
a room coordinate system established by a minimum of three reference markers placed or identified on the patient, the room coordinate system configured to create a uniform reference point in an operating room for the surgical procedure;
a sheath configured to be inserted at least partially into a single surgical port created in the patient proximate a target volume;
a series of interchangeable probes configured to be inserted in series at least partially into the sheath, each probe including a shaft and at least one tool at a distal end thereof, the at least one tool of one of the series of interchangeable probes including i) at least one sensor configured to provide at least one operative image of the target volume of the patient and ii) at least one of a laser, a haptic feedback sensor, a pressure sensor, and a transducer configured to provide at least one of ultrasound imaging and therapy, a proximal end of the shaft of each probe being operatively connected to at least one motor to permit manipulation of at least one of a position and an orientation of the at least one tool; and
at least one controller configured to i) fuse, prior to commencing the surgical procedure, the at least one operative image from the sensor with the preoperative images, ii) manipulate at least a portion of one of the series of interchangeable probes to treat the target volume, iii) track the at least one tool in real-time, and iv) display the position of the at least one tool on a screen,
wherein the at least one controller monitors a position and orientation of the sheath such that the probes are inserted and removed from the sheath while maintaining a desired orientation of all of the probes along a same or substantially same trajectory into and out of the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,111,707

RENAL NEUROMODULATION FOR TREATMENT OF HUMAN PATIENTS

Medtronic Ardian Luxembou...

1. A method, comprising:intravascularly positioning a catheter in a reduced profile delivery configuration at a treatment site within a renal artery of a human patient and adjacent to renal nerves;
at the treatment site, transforming an expandable member at a distal portion of the catheter between the reduced profile delivery configuration and a treatment configuration,
wherein, in the treatment configuration, the expandable member is sized and shaped to place a plurality of electrodes arranged thereabout into apposition with an inner wall of the renal artery of the patient;
selectively energizing a first electrode group of the expandable member to deliver a bipolar energy field to the renal nerves; and
selectively energizing a second electrode group at the distal portion of the catheter to deliver a unipolar energy field to the renal nerves,
wherein delivering the bipolar energy field and the unipolar energy field modulates neural signaling along the renal nerves, and
wherein modulating neural signaling along the renal therapeutically beneficial reduction in blood pressure of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,602

APPARATUS FOR USE FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON AT LEAST ONE MUSCLE IN A PATIENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON...

1. An apparatus for providing information on at least one muscle in a patient, which apparatus comprises:(i) a signal generator configured to provide measurement-enabling signals for the at least one muscle;
(ii) first contact electrodes configured to enable the measurement-enabling signals from the signal generator to be received by the patient;
(iii) a measurement sub-system configured to measure a parameter of the at least one muscle, the parameter being affected by the measurement-enabling signals, and the parameter relating to at least one electrical property that is indicative of changes solely in muscle impedance caused by movement of the at least one muscle; and
(iv) a garment which is for being worn over the at least one muscle in the patient and which garment comprises an array of separate electrically conducting areas that conduct transversely through the garment, each of the separate electrically conducting areas being separated by non-electrically conducting areas or by lower electrically conducting areas,
(v) wherein the first contact electrodes are securely positionable on the garment at a predetermined precise position for obtaining the measured parameter and with the first contact electrodes being in contact with the separate electrically conducting areas in the garment that are over the predetermined position.