US Pat. No. 10,142,975

MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a receiver that monitors an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH), wherein
resources in a resource block pair within the ePDCCH each constitute constituting a second element, the resources being obtained by dividing at least a part of the resource block pair by N (N is a natural number),
the ePDCCH is received using one or more first elements, and
each of the one or more first elements includes a plurality of the second elements; and
a controller that selectively uses either a first value or a second value as the number of the second elements in each first element, wherein
the resource block pair is made up of two PRBs (physical resource blocks) that are contiguous in a time domain in a downlink,
which one of the first value and the second value is to be used depends on at least a Radio Resource Control (RRC) signal transmitted from a base station apparatus, and
the RRC signal is used to determine available resources for downlink transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,407

CENTRALIZED LOAD BALANCER WITH WEIGHTED HASH FUNCTION

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. A method for balancing loads among a plurality of virtual machines (VM) from a central dispatcher, the method comprising steps of:receiving a data packet at said dispatcher;
mapping said data packet to a first VM selected from the plurality of VMs, using a weighted hash function, having an associated weighting for each VM; and
forwarding said packet to said first VM,
wherein a load balancer decrements a weighting for said first VM of said weighted hash function, responsive to an indication of the load on said first VM exceeding a first load threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,141,922

COMPARATOR AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION OSCILLATOR THEREOF

SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELE...

1. A comparator comprising a current mirror module, a comparison module and a buffering and outputting module, whereinthe current mirror module provides a bias current to the comparison module,
the comparison module comprises a positive input end, a first negative input end and a second negative input end, the positive input end connects to an external terminal, the first negative input end and the second negative input end input a low threshold voltage and a high threshold voltage, respectively,
the comparison module compares a voltage of the positive input end to the low threshold voltage and the high threshold voltage, and outputs a comparison result to the buffering and outputting module,
when the voltage of the positive input end is less than the low threshold voltage, the buffering and outputting module outputs a low voltage to the comparison module;
when the voltage of the positive input end is greater than the high threshold voltage, the buffering and outputting module outputs a high voltage to the comparison module;
the comparison module comprises a first comparison unit, a second comparison unit and an amplifying unit,
the first comparison unit comprises the first negative input end,
the second comparison unit comprises the positive input end and the second negative input end, the second comparison unit outputs the comparison result to the amplifying unit, which then amplifies the comparison result before outputting to the buffering and outputting module,
when the voltage of the positive input end is less than the low threshold voltage of the first negative input end, the buffering and outputting module outputs a low voltage to the first comparison unit, and controls the first comparison unit to shut down;
when the voltage of the positive input end is larger than the high threshold voltage of the second negative input end, the buffering and outputting module outputs a high voltage to the first comparison unit, and controls the first comparison unit to start up, the low threshold voltage is less than the high threshold voltage;
the first comparison unit comprises a third MOS tube and a first switch tube, the second comparison unit comprises a fourth MOS tube, a fifth MOS tube, a sixth MOS tube, a seventh MOS tube, the amplifying unit comprises an eighth MOS tube and a ninth MOS tube;
a source electrode of the third MOS tube, a source electrode of the fourth MOS tube, and a source electrode of the sixth MOS tube connect to the drain electrode of the second MOS tube, the gate electrode of the third MOS tube is the negative input end of the comparator, the drain electrode of the third MOS tube connects to the drain electrode of the first switch tube, the gate electrode of the first switch tube connects to the buffering and outputting module, the gate electrode of the fourth MOS tube is the second negative input end of the comparator, the drain electrode of the fourth MOS tube connects to the source electrode of the first switch tube, the drain electrode of the fifth MOS tube and the gate electrode of the fifth MOS tube, the gate electrode of the fifth MOS tube connects to the gate electrode of the seventh MOS tube, the gate electrode of the sixth MOS tube is the positive input end of the comparator, the drain electrode of the sixth MOS tube connects to a gate electrode of the ninth MOS tube and a drain electrode of the seventh MOS tube, a gate electrode of the eighth MOS tube connects to the gate electrode of the second MOS tube, a source electrode of the eighth MOS tube connects to the VCC power supplier end, a drain electrode of the eighth MOS tube connects to a drain electrode of the ninth MOS tube and the buffering and outputting module, the source electrode of the fifth MOS tube, the source electrode of the seventh MOS tube and the source electrode of the ninth MOS tube get grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,139,392

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BREATH ANALYSIS

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A method for breath analysis, comprising:determining an isotopic composition profile of a first breath cycle;
determining a threshold by determining a predetermined absorption of a selected isotopologue, wherein the threshold is selected based on a difference between a first isotope ratio and a second isotope ratio;
determining a sampling time; and
measuring the isotopic composition, during a second breath cycle at the sampling time triggered by reaching the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,138,876

ACTUATOR AND ACTUATOR SET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An actuator comprising:one or more first actuator fibers that are connected to a first plate and a second plate via first connection members;
one or more second actuator fibers that are connected to the first plate and the second plate via second connection members;
a locking unit that is provided at a fixed distance from the first plate; and
a controller configured to control temperature of the one or more first actuator fibers and temperature of the one or more second actuator fibers,
wherein each of the one or more first actuator fibers and the one or more second actuator fibers is wound spirally and stretches or contracts when temperature thereof is changed, and
wherein the controller is configured to lock the second plate to the locking unit by controlling a difference in temperature between the one or more first actuator fibers and the one or more second actuator fibers such that the second plate is positioned at a first angle that engages with the locking unit in response to a locking command and to unlock the second plate from the locking unit by controlling the difference in temperature between the one or more first actuator fibers and the one or more second actuator fibers such that the second plate is positioned at a second angle that disengages from the locking unit in response to an unlocking command.

US Pat. No. 10,138,128

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURFACE TREATMENT AND BARRIER COATING OF FIBERS FOR IN SITU CNT GROWTH

APPLIED NANOSTRUCTURED SO...

1. A method comprising:depositing a barrier coating on a substrate comprising a plurality of fibers, the barrier coating being deposited in a liquid form that is uncured;
wherein the barrier coating is a thermal insulator, wherein the barrier coating comprises a substance selected from the group consisting of an alumoxane, spin on glass, and glass nanoparticles;
partially curing the barrier coating;
applying a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles to the partially cured barrier coating;
anchoring the plurality of catalyst nanoparticles to the barrier coating;
further curing the barrier coating; and
growing a plurality of carbon nanotubes on the substrate, the carbon nanotubes extending from the further cured barrier coating.

US Pat. No. 10,137,926

STEERING SHAFT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A steering shaft for a motor vehicle steering system, the steering shaft comprising:a torsion bar;
a first shaft part with a bore that receives the torsion bar, wherein the torsion bar is mounted in the bore such that the torsion bar is rotatable relative to the first shaft part via a bearing element that comprises a prestressing element, wherein the prestressing element includes a first circular portion that is adjacent and biased against one of the first shaft and the torsion bar and a second circular portion that is adjacent and biased against the other of the first shaft and the torsion bar, wherein the first and second circular portions are axially spaced apart; and
a second shaft part rotationally-elastically coupled to the first shaft part by the torsion bar such that torque is transmitted between the first and second shaft parts.

US Pat. No. 10,136,974

MOLDS FOR CUSTOM DENTAL IMPLANT ABUTMENTS AND IMPRESSION POSTS

VP INNOVATO HOLDINGS LTD,...

1. A fabrication mold for customized and modifiable dental implant abutments and impression posts with varied degrees of angulation with respect to a vertical plane, the fabrication mold comprising:a mold base comprising an upper surface, said upper surface comprising a plurality of sockets,
said sockets each comprising an implant prosthetic connection and a threaded blind bore at the base of the socket, said sockets being oriented in a varied degree of angulation with respect to the vertical plane,
a superstructure comprising a plurality of open wells that are oriented substantially parallel with the vertical plane, said superstructure couples with said upper surface of said mold base so that the sockets and the open wells align with one another,
said superstructure and said mold base when coupled together accept a plurality of cores comprised of abutment and impression posts that fit into the implant prosthetic connections of said sockets and that are coupled with said threaded blind bores of said sockets with retention screws,
said superstructure and said mold base when coupled together and fitted with the plurality of cores when loaded with curable biocompatible material form customized and modifiable dental implant abutments and impression posts with varied degrees of angulation with respect to the vertical plane,
said open wells each comprise two portions: i) a distal, bottom end that comprises a negative replication of an upper surface of a shoulder of an abutment or impression post, and ii) a proximal, top end that comprises a negative replication of a desired custom body of the customized and modifiable dental implant abutment or impression post, wherein said desired custom body corresponds to an emergence profile of generally oval or cylindrical shape, gradually expandable laterally, from a base upwards, and with symmetrical cross-section and regular surfaces;
a plurality of abutment caps; and
a plurality of impression abutment caps, each abutment cap and impression abutment cap being adapted to couple on a pillar portion of the cores with abutments;the fabrication mold being thus adapted to manufacture two-piece customized and modifiable dental implant abutments and impression posts with varied degrees of angulation with respect to the vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,136,896

FILAMENTARY DEVICES FOR TREATMENT OF VASCULAR DEFECTS

Sequent Medical, Inc., A...

1. A device for treatment of a patients cerebral aneurysm, comprising:a resilient self-expanding permeable shell including a radially constrained elongated state configured for delivery within a catheter lumen, an expanded state with a globular and longitudinally shortened configuration relative to the radially constrained state, and a plurality of elongate filaments which are woven together and define a cavity of the permeable shell, the plurality of filaments having a total cross sectional area and wherein the permeable shell has at least about 40% composite filaments relative to a total number of filaments, wherein the composite filaments comprise drawn filled tube wires having a transverse dimension of between 0.00075? and 0.00125? and comprise an external nitinol tube surrounding platinum concentrically disposed within the external nitinol tube, wherein the total number of filaments is about 70 to about 300, and wherein a total cross sectional area of the platinum is between about 11% and about 30% of a total cross sectional area of the plurality of elongate elements.
US Pat. No. 10,138,459

BACTERIAL STRAIN RHODOCOCCUS AETHERIVORANS VKM AC-2610D PRODUCING NITRILE HYDRATASE, METHOD OF ITS CULTIVATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACRYLAMIDE

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method of culturing a bacterial strain Rhodococcus aetherivorans VKM Ac-2610D, wherein cells of the strain are cultured using a nutrient medium comprising:an aqueous phosphate buffer comprising sodium and potassium ions;
a source of carbon;
a source of nitrogen;
optionally an enzyme inducer;
optionally a cobalt salt;
a magnesium salt;
a zinc salt;
a calcium salt; and
a Fe(II) salt.

US Pat. No. 10,143,087

CAPACITOR ELEMENT-MOUNTED STRUCTURE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A capacitor element-mounted structure comprising:a first capacitor element and a second capacitor element each including a dielectric layer and an internal electrode layer alternately stacked along a stacking direction;
a wiring board including a main surface with the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element mounted thereon; and
a mold resin layer encapsulating the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element; wherein
the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element are electrically connected in series or in parallel through a conductive pattern provided on the wiring board;
the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element each include a surface opposed to the wiring board including short sides and long sides;
each of the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element includes a pair of end surfaces facing each other in a direction in which the long sides extend, a pair of side surfaces facing each other in a direction in which the short sides extend, and a pair of external electrodes spaced apart from each other on an outer surface of the multilayer structure;
each of the external electrodes included in the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element is bonded to a land through a conductive bonding member, the land being provided on the wiring board so as to correspond to a position of each of the external electrodes;
one of the pair of end surfaces of the first capacitor element is opposed to one of the pair of side surfaces of the second capacitor element with the mold resin layer interposed; and
both of the stacking direction in the first capacitor element and the stacking direction in the second capacitor element are oriented in a direction along the main surface of the wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,143,022

DYNAMIC GENERATION OF GEOGRAPHICALLY BOUND MANET IDS

International Business Ma...

1. A processor-implemented method for generating a geographically-bound mobile ad hoc network identification, the method comprising:determining a plurality of geographic coordinates of a device associated with a current location of the device;
generating a mobile ad hoc network identification based on the determined plurality of geographic coordinates; and
processing a mobile ad hoc network request using the generated mobile ad hoc network identification.

US Pat. No. 10,142,961

LOCATION-ASSISTED SERVICE CAPABILITY MONITORING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-readable storage medium storing instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform:receiving, at a server, from two or more mobile devices of a plurality of mobile devices, measurements that indicate qualities of network communication signals within one or more regions of a plurality of regions,
wherein receiving the measurements comprises receiving a first measurement from a first mobile device that subscribes to a wireless network of a first wireless carrier and receiving a second measurement from a second mobile device that subscribes to a wireless network of a second wireless carrier that differs from the first wireless carrier; and
based on the measurements, updating, at the server, stored map data that specifies, for each particular region of the plurality of regions, a quality of a network communication signal within that particular region,
wherein the updating the stored map data comprises using the first measurement to update first map data that pertains to the wireless network of the first wireless carrier, and using the second measurement to update second map data that pertains to the wireless network of the second wireless carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,728

CONTACTLESS AUDIO ADAPTER, AND METHODS

KEYSSA, INC., Mountain V...

1. A first device for establishing contactless USB communications with a second device, the first device comprising:a USB controller; and
a contactless communications unit (CCU) comprising:
a plurality of contacts coupled to the USB controller;
a transducer; and
circuitry coupled to the contacts and the transducer and operative to:
determine a USB electrical condition existing on at least one of the contacts; and
contactlessly transmit a contactless signal indicative of the determined USB electrical condition via the transducer to a recipient CCU in the second device, wherein the contactless signal indicative of the determined USB electrical condition enables the recipient CCU to replicate the same USB electrical condition on at least one of its contacts so that link establishment conditions required by a USB controller associated with the second device are satisfied even though a contactless link exists between the CCU and the recipient CCU.

US Pat. No. 10,142,695

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING A USER TO GENERATE A PLAN TO ACCESS CONTENT USING MULTIPLE CONTENT SERVICES

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:causing, by a computing device, presentation, on a display device, of a first graphical interface that includes a set of content items for selection;
receiving, from an input device of the computing device, first input identifying a subset of content items selected by a user from the set of content items;
causing presentation, on the display device, of a second graphical interface that enables the user to indicate a priority for viewing each content item in the subset of content items selected by the user;
receiving, from the input device, second input defining the priority for viewing each content in the subset of content items;
determining a total number of content items from the subset of content items that are accessible through each digital media service of a plurality of digital media services, each digital media service provided by one or more digital media service systems;
determining a ranking of the plurality of digital media services based at least in part on the total number of content items from the subset of content items that are accessible through each digital media service of the plurality of digital media services and the priority for viewing each content item in the subset of content items;
generating a plan including at least one digital media service of the plurality of digital media services for providing access to at least a portion of the subset of content items based on the ranking; and
causing presentation of a third graphical interface that presents the plan, the third graphical interface enabling selection of the plan to configure access to the at least one digital media service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,141

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMITTING SIGNAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of transmitting a signal, comprising:receiving, by a wearable communication device, a modulated wave signal transmitted by a terminal device, wherein the modulated wave signal is obtained by modulating original data by the terminal device;
demodulating the modulated wave signal to obtain a to-be-decoded signal;
performing a waveform shaping process on the to-be-decoded signal to obtain a square wave signal, wherein a high level in the square wave signal is configured to represent a first preset value, and a time interval is existed between two high levels in the square wave signal corresponding to any two adjacent first preset values;
acquiring a plurality of time interval eigenvalues in the square wave signal;
acquiring a first mapping relation, wherein the first mapping relation is configured to indicate a one-to-one mapping relation of the plurality of time interval eigenvalues and a plurality of coding sequences;
performing, according to the plurality of time interval eigenvalues and the first mapping relation, a first decoding process on the square wave signal to obtain an original coding sequence, wherein the original coding sequence is obtained by encoding the original data by the terminal device; and
performing a second decoding process on the original coding sequence to obtain the original data.

US Pat. No. 10,141,739

SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING DC POWER TO AND CONTROLLING BUILDING DEVICES

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for controlling and distributing DC power comprising:a power hub comprising
a hub controller;
a power converter adapted to convert AC power to DC power;
one or more variable voltage regulators operatively connected to the power converter and controlled by the hub controller, the one or more variable voltage regulators are operable to provide regulated DC power to one or more primary loads and to receive and transmit data and control signals from and to the one or more primary loads;
one or more communication interfaces operatively connected to the hub controller to transmit and receive data and control signals over a network;
one or more primary loads, each primary load having a load control module, the load control module comprising:
a load controller operatively connected to the hub controller to receive and transmit data and control signals to the hub controller;
a plurality of output ports operatively connected to the load controller, the plurality of output ports adapted to provide DC power to secondary loads and to transmit and receive data and control signals to and from the load controller;
a load driver adapted to distribute DC power to the secondary loads, the load driver operatively connected to and under control of the load controller.

US Pat. No. 10,141,685

POWER CABLE TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power cable terminal, comprising:an insulation tube having a first end and an opposite second end;
a stress control cone received in the insulation tube;
a base connected to the first end of the insulation tube and having a cylinder extending into the insulation tube;
a connector pressing an end face of the stress control cone against an end face of the cylinder and hermetically sealing the stress control cone to the cylinder;
a connection bar having one end inserted into the insulation tube through an opening of the second end of the insulation tube and another end located outside the insulation tube; and
a shielding cap connected to an outer wall of the second end of the insulation tube and sleeved around the connection bar.

US Pat. No. 10,140,730

DISPLAY CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor, planar mapping relationship information between an imaging plane and a display plane, wherein the acquiring the planar mapping relationship information between the imaging plane and the display plane comprises:
determining the planar mapping relationship information according to multi-point position information of the display plane, multi-point position information of the imaging plane, and posture information of the imaging plane, wherein the determining the planar mapping relationship information according to the multi-point position information of the display plane, the multi-point position information of the imaging plane, and the posture information of the imaging plane comprises:
determining first mapping relationship information of multiple first points of the display plane relative to a reference coordinate system respectively according to the multi-point position information of the display plane;
determining second mapping relationship information of multiple second points of the imaging plane relative to the reference coordinate system respectively according to the multi-point position information of the imaging plane and the posture information of the imaging plane; and
determining the planar mapping relationship information according to the first mapping relationship information and the second mapping relationship information; and
deform-displaying display content on the display plane at least according to the planar mapping relationship information resulting in deformed display content, wherein the deform-displaying reduces a deformation degree of an image formed by the deformed display content on the imaging plane.

US Pat. No. 10,140,624

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN FORECASTING CHANGES IN SALES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system to forecast retail sales, comprising:a network transceiver coupled to communicate over a distributed computer network;
a forecast control circuit; and
a memory coupled to the forecast control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the forecast control circuit cause the forecast control circuit to:
receive reservation data corresponding with people traveling during a future period of time via the network transceiver from third party services that are separate from the forecast control circuit, unassociated with retail shopping facilities and accessed over the distributed computer network;
receive, at the forecast control circuit via the distributed computer network, additional data from multiple different and geographically distributed Internet of Things;
access a first set of rules to be applied to the reservation data;
apply the first set of rules to the reservation data to identify a forecasted geographic region corresponding to a subset of the reservation data and identify at least a first retail shopping facility corresponding to the geographic region;
access a second set of rules and apply the second set of rules to identify a portion of the additional data obtained from the Internet of Things that are associated with the geographic region corresponding to the first retail shopping facility;
access a third set of rules and apply the third set of rules to the reservation data and the portion of the additional data to identify historic periods of time having similar historic reservation data to the subset of the reservation data corresponding to the geographic region;
access a fourth set of rules applied in forecasting sales;
apply the fourth set of rules to identify historic actual sales of at least a first set of products at the first retail shopping facility during the historic periods of time, and forecast expected sales, during the future period of time associated with the reservation data, of at least the first set of products, including at least expected sales of a first product, at the first retail shopping facility as a function of the subset of the reservation data, the portion of the additional data and the historic actual sales; and
an inventory system communicatively coupled over the distributed computer network to access the forecasted expected sales during the future period of time and comprising memory storing inventory information of available inventory of the first retail shopping facility, wherein the inventory system receives the forecasted expected sales, accesses an inventory set of rules, applies the inventory set of rules and causes an adjustment to an order of the first product of the first set of products as a function of the expected sales of the first product and inventory information corresponding to the first product resulting in an adjustment of inventory of the first product at the first retail shopping facility corresponding to the future period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,140,617

WARRANTY STORING AND PRESENTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A computer-implemented method for storing and presenting warranties to one or more customers, the method comprising:initiating, by a sale computer comprising one or more sale processors and communicatively coupled to a network computer comprising one or more network processors, a transaction involving a purchase of at least one product purchased by a customer;
generating, by the sale computer, an electronic receipt documenting the transaction;
sending, by the sale computer, receipt data encoded on the electronic receipt to the network computer comprising non-displayed metadata not visible to the customer relating to one or more warranties available for the at least one product purchased by the customer, wherein the receipt data comprises one or more flags not visible to the customer to indicate the availability of the one or more warranties corresponding to the transaction, wherein:
a first flag corresponding to the at least one product and indicating that a warranty of the one or more warranties exists for the at least one product; and
a second flag corresponding to the at least one product and indicating that an extended warranty of the one or more warranties exists for the at least one product;
determining, by the network computer, that warranty data regarding the one or more warranties corresponding to the at least one product is missing from the non-displayed metadata that is associated with the electronic receipt;
inviting the customer, by the network computer via an application installed on a customer computing device of the customer, to upload, via the customer computing device, the warranty data that is missing;
receiving, by the network computer via the application, a response to the inviting the customer to upload the warranty data that is missing, wherein the response includes the warranty data that is missing;
determining, by the network computer, that the warranty data that was missing has been provided by the customer;
requesting, by the network computer, two or more types of identification information from the customer, wherein the two or more types of identification information comprises a loyalty account and a biometric characteristic;
receiving, by the network computer via the application, the two or more types of identification information, as requested;
locating the loyalty account;
issuing a reward to the customer in exchange for uploading the warranty data that was missing, wherein the reward comprises issuing points to the loyalty account; and
in response to determining that the warranty data that was missing has been provided by the customer:
updating, by the network computer, the electronic receipt with the warranty data provided by the customer;
delivering, by the network computer to the customer computing device via the application, the electronic receipt, as updated, including updated receipt data, wherein the updated receipt data includes non-displayed updated metadata with the warranty data not visible to the customer comprising at least one of:
the first flag is set corresponding to the at least one product and indicating that a warranty of the one or more warranties exists for the at least one product; or
the second flag is set corresponding to the at least one product and indicating that an extended warranty of the one or more warranties exists for the at least one product;
offering, by the network computer, to display the one or more warranties applicable to the at least one product on the customer computing device via the application;
receiving, by the network computer from the customer computing device, a request by the customer to display the one or more warranties via the application; and
presenting, by the network computer via the application, the one or more warranties to the customer on the customer computing device based on the updated metadata for the electronic receipt, as updated.

US Pat. No. 10,140,523

SETTING METHOD OF A COUNTING FLOW PATH, IMAGE MONITORING SYSTEM WITH SETTING FUNCTION OF THE COUNTING FLOW PATH AND RELATED COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A setting method applied to a counting flow path, the counting flow path being utilized to determine whether an object passes through a monitoring area, the setting method comprising:drawing two boundaries on a video frame correlative to the monitoring area to define the counting flow path;
detecting relative position between a first angle control point and a second angle control point on the counting flow path;
adjusting an angle formed by virtual lines stretching from the two boundaries according to the relative position between the first angle control point and the second angle control point; and
utilizing an initial point and a final point detected by the counting flow path while the objects moves into and out of the counting flow path to determine whether the object passes through the counting flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,139,938

MOBILE TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

8. An apparatus, comprising:a touch cover plate;
a touch sensor; and
a sensing identification module arranged beneath the cover plate;
wherein the touch sensor is placed in a side-by-side manner with the sensing identification module, and beneath the touch cover plate;
wherein the touch cover plate comprises a first part and a second part having a thickness less than the first part, and the second part entirely or partially covers the sensing identification module; and
wherein the sensing identification module comprises at least one of a fingerprint identification module, a heartbeat identification module and a blood oxygen identification module.

US Pat. No. 10,139,619

BACK SIDE ILLUMINATION IMAGE SENSOR WITH NON-PLANAR OPTICAL INTERFACE

OPTIZ, INC., Palo Alto, ...

1. An image sensor comprising:a substrate having front and back surfaces;
a plurality of photo detectors formed adjacent the front surface and disposed in a single plane;
a plurality of contact pads at the front surface and electrically coupled to the photo detectors;
a plurality of light manipulation components disposed on a portion of the back surface;
wherein the photo detectors are configured to generate electrical signals in response to light incident through the light manipulation components and through the portion of the back surface;
wherein the portion of the back surface has a curved convex or curved concave shape such that an amount of the substrate between the back surface and photo detectors adjacent a center of the plurality of photo detectors is different than an amount of the substrate between the back surface and photo detectors adjacent a periphery of the plurality of photo detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,139,560

HOLLOW-CORE OPTICAL FIBERS

University of Southampton...

1. An anti-resonant hollow-core fiber comprising a first tubular, cladding element which defines an internal cladding surface, a plurality of second tubular elements which are attached to the cladding surface and together define a core with an effective radius, the second tubular elements being arranged in spaced, non-touching relation and adjacent ones of the second tubular elements having a spacing therebetween, and a plurality of third tubular elements, each nested within a respective one of the second tubular elements to provide nested tubular arrangements, wherein a ratio of the spacing of the adjacent second tubular elements and a wall thickness of the second tubular elements is greater than 0.5 and less than 12 and a ratio of a radial spacing between radially-inner walls of the second and third tubular elements to the core radius is between 0.35 and 0.95.

US Pat. No. 10,139,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELTA RELAXATION ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of acquiring magnetic resonance (MR) signals at a delta-relaxation enhanced MR imaging (DREMR) system comprising:generating a main magnetic field with a strength of B0;
generating an initial pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals;
varying the main magnetic field strength to a strength of B0+dB during at least one portion of the initial pulse sequence;
acquiring a first image based on the initial pulse sequence;
generating a repeat pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals, each portion of the repeat pulse sequence corresponding to the at least one portion of the initial pulse sequence and varying the main magnetic field strength to a strength of B0+dB1; and
acquiring a second image based on the repeat pulse sequence,
wherein the initial pulse sequence is the pulse sequence for acquiring T2* weighted MR imaging signals, wherein the initial pulse sequence includes at least one T2* decay portion and wherein the portion of the pulse sequence during which the main magnetic field strength is varied to B0+dB is at least a portion of the at least one T2* decay portion, and wherein the main magnetic field strength that is varied to B0+dB1 is different from B0+dB during the repeat pulse sequence;
generating a T2* dispersion signal based on a variation in the T2* weighted MR imaging signals at each main magnetic field strength B0+dB and B0+dB1; and identifying the main magnetic field strengths wherein there is a change in the T2* dispersion signal to differentiate tissues.

US Pat. No. 10,139,093

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH A PULSE AMPLITUDE CONTROL SCHEME

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
one or more LED arrays disposed between the two ends of the housing;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor configured to insert into a respective lamp fixture socket;
a direct-current (DC) voltage module comprising at least one full-wave rectifier connected to an input alternate-current (AC) line voltage via the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base, the DC voltage module configured to convert the input AC line voltage to a full-wave DC voltage and a half-wave DC voltage;
an LED driving circuit comprising a power factor correction (PFC) and control device, a power sustaining device, an electronic switch controlled by the PFC and control device, and a voltage feedback module, the LED driving circuit configured to receive the full-wave DC voltage, to generate an LED voltage and current, and to power up the one or more LED arrays; and
a pulse amplitude control module comprising an input connected to the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base in a way that the half-wave DC voltage appears at the input, the pulse amplitude control module configured to generate one or more voltage pulses when the half-wave DC voltage drops to a few tens of volts in each AC cycle and to control a DC voltage in the power sustaining device,
wherein:
when an electric shock occurs, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively low amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device fails to reach an operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby disabling the PFC and control device and the LED driving circuit without an electric shock current leaking into the at least one electrical conductor of at least one of the two lamp bases that is exposed to the electric shock; and
when the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket and receives the input AC line voltage, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively high amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device reaches the operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby enabling the LED driving circuit to deliver electrical power to the one or more LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,139,068

LIGHT SOURCE ARRANGEMENT IN A PIXEL-LIGHT LIGHT MODULE

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting device (20, 30) for a motor-vehicle headlight, comprising:a plurality of light sources (200, 300), which are arranged adjacent to each other in rows (201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303) and which form a lighting field (209, 309)
a light-guiding device (204, 304) having a plurality of light-guiding elements (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a), wherein each light-guiding element (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) is associated with one of the light sources (200, 300), wherein each light-guiding element (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) has a light incoupling surface (201b, 202b, 203b, 301b, 302b, 303b) for coupling in light emitted by the particular light source and a light outlet surface, wherein the light-guiding elements (201a, 202a, 203a, 301a, 302a, 303a) are arranged in at least two linear rows (211, 212, 213, 311, 312, 313) arranged one over the other, and wherein the light-guiding elements (203a, 303a) of the lowest row (213, 313) are designed as high-beam light-guiding elements (201a, 301a) and form a high-beam row (213, 313),
wherein the vertical distance between the light sources (200, 300) of the high-beam row (213, 313) and the light sources (200, 300) of the row (212, 312) arranged adjacent in the upward direction is smaller in at least one lateral edge region (208, 308) of the lighting field (209, 309) than in a central region (207, 307) of the lighting field (209, 309).

US Pat. No. 10,138,854

FUEL RAIL AND METHOD OF MAKING A FUEL RAIL

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. A forged fuel rail, comprising:a tubular base body;
an inlet formed in one piece on the base body and made of the same material as the base body;
a plurality of injector mounts formed in one piece on the base body and made of a same material as the base body;
a support element formed in one piece on the base body for securement to a further motor vehicle component; and
a reinforcement member extending between a corresponding one of the injector mounts and the support element and formed in one piece on the base body and made of a same material as the base body, said reinforcement member having a free first edge shaped to be at a minimum extent in relation to an extent of the reinforcement member perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the base body and distanced to the corresponding one of the injector mounts and the support element,
wherein the reinforcement member has a second edge which is connected to the support element and defines with the free first edge of the reinforcement member a first angle, said reinforcement member having a third edge which is connected to the corresponding one of the injector mounts and defines with the free first edge of the reinforcement member a second angle, each of the first and second angles being less than 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,138,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DIFFERENTIAL DENSITY

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method for operating an engine system comprising an engine configured to consume a fuel and having at least two flowmeters, comprising the steps of:operating an engine disposed between a supply flowmeter of the at least two flowmeters and a return flowmeter of the at least two flowmeters;
measuring a first fuel density in the supply flowmeter and a second fuel density in the return flowmeter;
comparing fuel density measurements between the supply flowmeter and return flowmeter;
determining a differential density measurement value, ??, based on a difference between the second fuel density and the first fuel density;
comparing the ?? with a range of theoretical differential fuel density values, ??t; and
indicating potential fuel contamination if the ?? lies outside a range of ??t values by a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,138,828

EVAPORATED FUEL PROCESSING DEVICES

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An evaporated fuel processing device configured to adsorb evaporated fuel within a fuel tank in a canister and supply the adsorbed evaporated fuel to an engine, utilizing a flow rate control valve as a valve positioned in a passage connecting the fuel tank with the canister, which is maintained in a valve closed state when a stroke amount representing an axially traveled distance of a movable valve part relative to a valve seat from an initial state of the flow rate control valve is less than or equal to a predetermined amount from an initial state so as to allow the fuel tank to be maintained in a sealed state, the evaporated fuel processing device comprising:a valve opening means for opening the flow rate control valve from the valve closed state at a predetermined speed;
an internal pressure sensor for detecting a space pressure within the fuel tank as an internal pressure;
a valve opening start position detecting means for acquiring a second derivative value of the internal pressure detected by the internal pressure sensor after a valve opening motion of the flow rate control valve has started, and for detecting a valve opening start position of the flow rate control valve based on the second derivative value;
a learning means for storing the valve opening start position detected by the valve opening start position detecting means as a learned value when valve opening control of the flow rate control valve is performed; and
a valve opening speed change means for changing a valve opening speed of the valve opening means based on a variation speed of the internal pressure detected by the internal pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,591

APPARATUS FOR FEEDING LAUNDRY ITEMS TO A MANGLE

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH...

1. An apparatus for feeding laundry items (12) to a mangle or the like, comprising:a splaying device (10), which is arranged in a feed direction (11) of the laundry item (12) and which has at least two clamps (13) movable transversely to the feed direction (11) along a rail (15) and each assigned a slide (14, 29, 42) for holding opposite corners (17) of the laundry item (12),
wherein the slides (14, 29, 42) are movable with the clamps (13) by at least one linear drive along the rail (15) in order to stretch out the laundry item (12) attached at the clamps (13),
wherein the clamps (13) are movable by at least one linear motor,
wherein the slides (14, 29, 42) are each assigned to a primary part of the linear motor or the slides (14, 29, 42) form the primary parts of the linear motor,
wherein the rail (15) is assigned to the secondary part of the linear motor or the rail (15) forms the secondary part,
wherein the rail (15) has a guide system (23, 30) for guiding the slides (14, 29, 42), and
wherein the guide system (23, 30) is assigned a multiplicity of permanent magnets (19, 32, 40), of which the magnetic poles are arranged in an alternating sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,137,763

HEAT-PUMP-TYPE VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A heat-pump-type vehicle air-conditioning system comprising:a cooling refrigerant circuit in which an electric compressor, a vehicle exterior heat exchanger, a receiver, a first decompression means, a vehicle interior evaporator provided in an HVAC unit are connected in this order;
a heater core that is disposed on a downstream side of the vehicle interior evaporator in the HVAC unit, and in which a heat medium including hot water is capable of being circulated;
a refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger that is provided in a discharge pipe of the electric compressor, and exchanges heat between the heat medium circulated in the heater core, and refrigerant gas discharged from the electric compressor;
a heating bypass circuit having a first end connected to the discharge pipe of the electric compressor through a switching means on a downstream side of the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger, and a second end connected to the receiver;
a second circuit that is connected between an outlet side of the receiver and a first end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, and has a second decompression means; and
a third circuit that is connected between a second end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger and an intake circuit of the electric compressor, and has a solenoid valve which is opened during heating, wherein
a heating refrigerant circuit is capable of being configured by connecting the electric compressor, the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger, the switching means, the heating bypass circuit, the receiver, the second circuit having the second decompression means, the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, and the third circuit having the solenoid valve in this order,
the downstream side of the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger is directly connected to the second end side of the vehicle exterior heat exchanger through the switching means,
the switching means and the receiver are directly connected by the heating bypass circuit, and
in a heating mode, when the vehicle exterior heat exchanger is frosted, the heating refrigerant circuit is switched to the cooling refrigerant circuit, and a high-temperature and high-pressure refrigerant which passes through the refrigerant/heat medium heat exchanger is directly introduced into the vehicle exterior heat exchanger, so that defrosting is possible.

US Pat. No. 10,137,483

ULTRASONIC CLEANING METHOD

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A cleaning method for cleaning an object, the method comprising:ultrasonically vibrating the object, in a cleaning tank including a cleaning liquid, via an intermediate medium disposed in a coupling tank and in contact with the cleaning tank, a bottom surface of the cleaning tank being inclined relative to a bottom surface of the coupling tank, wherein the cleaning tank is disposed in the coupling tank, the ultrasonically vibrating including (a) a first ultrasonic vibrating of the cleaning liquid with a first difference between respective sonic velocities allowable in the cleaning liquid and the intermediate medium, and (b) a second ultrasonic vibrating of the cleaning liquid with a second difference between respective sonic velocities allowable in the cleaning liquid and the intermediate medium; and
adjusting an intermediate medium temperature so as to set the first difference and the second difference differently from each other such that ultrasonic waves, generated by the ultrasonically vibrating and traveling in a first direction at a boundary portion between the cleaning liquid held in the cleaning tank and the intermediate medium in contact with the bottom surface of the cleaning tank, are refracted in a second direction that is different than the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,137,451

REACTION VESSEL AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPENING AND CLOSING A REACTION VESSEL

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC ...

1. A reaction vessel that can be opened and closed, the reaction vessel comprising:a body forming a volume for liquid and an opening in a top end of the body,
a lid for closing the opening,
a guide rail on an outer surface of the body for positioning the reaction vessel on a seat so that the reaction vessel's rotation about its own axis is prevented,
a hinge attaching the lid to the body, and
a guide rod attached to the lid and extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,137,253

INJECTION DEVICE WITH DOSE INDICATOR AND SPRING DRIVE

TECPHARMA LICENSING AG, ...

1. A driving and dosing device for an injection device for administering a liquid product, wherein a product dose to be administered is set with the driving and dosing device, comprising:a) a housing;
b) a dose indicating element, over a periphery of which a dose scale is arranged;
c) a pointing device and a dosing element, which can be gripped by a user of the driving and dosing device, wherein by rotating the dosing element relative to the pointing device in order to set the dose to be administered, the dose indicating element is rotated or screwed to move relative to the pointing device and about an axis of rotation (L), and a value of the dose scale corresponding to a set dose is readable by means of the pointing device;
d) a discharge spring, which stores the energy necessary for discharging of the product, wherein the discharge spring is cocked by rotating the dosing element;
e) an actuating element; and
f) a first clutch that couples the dosing element to the discharge spring in such a manner that the discharge spring is cocked by rotating the dosing element when the actuating element is not actuated,
wherein the first clutch comprises a clutch element in a releasable coupling with the dosing element, and
wherein the first clutch decouples the dosing element from the discharge spring when the actuating element is actuated.
US Pat. No. 10,137,200

SURFACTANT-FREE WATER-FREE FOAMABLE COMPOSITIONS, BREAKABLE FOAMS AND GELS AND THEIR USES

FOAMIX PHARMACEUTICALS LT...

1. A method of treating acne vulgaris, comprising administering a surfactant free foam composition dispensed from a container, wherein the container comprises:i) a carrier comprising:
a) about 60% to about 95% by weight of the carrier of a hydrophobic solvent, wherein the hydrophobic solvent is an oil;
b) about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of the carrier of at least one fatty alcohol,
wherein the fatty alcohol has a carbon chain length of 14 to 22 carbons;
c) about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of the carrier of at least one fatty acid, at least one wax, at least one shea butter, or mixtures of two or more thereof, wherein the fatty acid has a carbon chain length of 12 to 28 carbons, and the wax is selected from the group consisting of a beeswax, a hydrogenated castor oil, a paraffin wax, a wax that is solid at room temperature, and a mixture of any two or more thereof; and
d) a minocycline antibiotic; and
ii) a liquefied or compressed gas propellant;
wherein the composition comprises 15% or less of petrolatum by weight of the carrier;
wherein the composition is essentially waterless;
wherein the composition is free of polymeric agent;
and wherein, upon dispensing, the composition forms a foam.
US Pat. No. 10,138,483

TRANSFERRIN/TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR-MEDIATED SIRNA DELIVERY

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals...

1. A composition comprising an interfering RNA molecule-ligand conjugate, wherein the ligand comprises a peptide comprising a transferrin receptor (TfR) binding domain of transferrin (Tf) that is covalently linked to a protamine, wherein the protamine is covalently linked to the interfering RNA, and wherein the interfering RNA is able to mediate RNA interference in a cell.
US Pat. No. 10,138,263

NON-CALORIC SWEETENER

Conagen Inc., Bedford, M...

1. A UDP-glycosyltransferase fusion enzyme comprising a uridine diphospho glycosyltransferase domain coupled to a sucrose synthase domain, wherein the uridine diphospho glycosyltransferase domain has 1,2-19-O-glucose and 1,2-13-O-glucose glycosylation activity, and wherein the sucrose synthase domain regenerates UDP-glucose from UDP and sucrose.

US Pat. No. 10,143,102

FUNCTION COMPONENT UPPER PART FOR A COMPONENT CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM

1. A function component upper part for placing onto a function component lower part of a function component of a component construction system comprising:a housing;
a mechanical interface formed in the housing for mechanical connection to the function component lower part; and
socket receptacles to accept a plug of the function component lower part which is arranged at a lower side of the housing of the function component upper part,
wherein the function component upper part comprises a connecting apparatus for the connection of an inserted electrical cable;
wherein the housing comprises a surrounding recess for an insertion of a sealing element to seal the function component upper part against at least one of the function component lower part and against the housing upper part,
wherein the housing comprises at least one recess for inserting a corresponding segment of the sealing element, such that guidance and coding is achieved when the housing parts are brought together in the correct position, and
wherein the housing comprises an internal thread for screwing on the sealing element by means of a screw.

US Pat. No. 10,142,980

DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WINDOW DETECTION AND DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising: identifying a first subset of random access resources for a two-step random access procedure to access wireless resources of a shared radio frequency spectrum band; identifying a second subset of random access resources for a four-step random access procedure to access wireless resources of the shared radio frequency spectrum band; selecting one of the first subset of random access resources or the second subset of random access resources based at least in part on a channel metric of a communications channel of a base station; and transmitting a random access message using the selected subset of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,142,973

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AN UPLINK CONTROL SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink (UL) control signal in a carrier aggregation (CA) system including a plurality of UL component carriers (CCs), the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:generating uplink control information (UCI) including at least one of an acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) for a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) and a periodic channel state information (CSI);
determining whether a simultaneous transmission of a physical UL control channel (PUCCH) and a physical UL shared channel (PUSCH) is configured;
if the simultaneous transmission of the PUCCH and the PUSCH is not configured, if the UE is not to transmit a PUSCH in a primary CC (PCC) and if the UCI includes at least one of the ACK/NACK and the periodic CSI, selecting one secondary CC (SCC),
wherein the one selected SCC has a lowest CC index among a plurality of SCCs configured by a higher layer signal; and
transmitting the UCI on the PUSCH of the selected SCC.

US Pat. No. 10,142,855

CHANNEL BONDING USING K-MUXING AND MULTIPLE-BEAM ANTENNA

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A user terminal for transmitting data to a plurality of access points, comprising:a pre-processor to pre-process at least one source data stream, the pre-processor comprising:
a segmenting device to segment the at least one source data stream into a set of N data substreams, N being an integer greater than 1;
a K-muxing unit to perform a N-to-N K-muxing transform on the N data substreams to generate N K-muxed data streams, each of the N K-muxed data streams being a linear combination of the N data substreams; and
a bank of modulators to modulate the N K-muxed data streams to generate N K-muxed signal streams; and
a multi-beam antenna coupled to the pre-processor, the multi-beam antenna comprising:
beam forming networks to transform the N K-muxed signal streams into transmit beams; and
an array of antenna elements to transmit the transmit beams to the access points.

US Pat. No. 10,142,788

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TRACK REGIONS VISITED BY MOBILE DEVICES AND DETECT CHANGES IN LOCATION PATTERNS

NINTHDECIMAL, INC., San ...

1. A computing device, comprising:at least one microprocessor; and
memory storing instructions configured to instruct the at least one microprocessor to:
convert, by the computing device, coordinates of locations of a first mobile device at a first plurality of time instances into first identifiers of geographical regions having predefined boundaries;
determine, by the computing device, visitations of the first mobile device to a geographical region as a function of time based on converting of the coordinates of the locations of the first mobile device into the first identifiers of geographical regions;
convert, by the computing device, coordinates of locations of a second mobile device at a second plurality of time instances into second identifiers of geographical regions;
determine, by the computing device, visitations of the second mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time based on converting of the coordinates of the locations of the second mobile device into the second identifiers of geographical regions;
determine, by the computing device, a difference in visitations to the geographical region, based on:
the visitations of the first mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time, and
the visitations of the second mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,339

IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD, AND IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION REQUEST APPARATUS

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. An identity authentication system, comprising an identity authentication request apparatus and an identity authentication apparatus, wherein the identity authentication request apparatus comprises a first hardware processor coupled with a first memory and configured to execute program modules stored on the first memory, the identity authentication apparatus comprises a second hardware processor coupled with a second memory and configured to execute program modules stored on the second memory;the first hardware processor is configured to send a verification code issuing request to the identity authentication apparatus;
the second hardware processor is configured to respond to the verification code issuing request sent by the identity authentication request apparatus, generate an identity (ID) and a corresponding verification code according to the verification code issuing request, bind the generated ID and the verification code, store the generated ID, the verification code, and a binding record, and feed back feedback information that carries the verification code to the identity authentication request apparatus;
the first hardware processor is further configured to receive the feedback information from the identity authentication apparatus, and send an ID issuing request to the identity authentication apparatus, wherein the ID issuing request comprises the verification code carried in the feedback information; and
the second hardware processor is further configured to parse the received ID issuing request and determine whether the verification code comprised in the ID issuing request matches the stored verification code, and if the verification code comprised in the ID issuing request matches the stored verification code, send allocation information that carries the ID to the identity authentication request apparatus;
wherein the first hardware processor apparatus is further configured to encrypt and store the ID, a unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and a counter value after receiving the allocation information that carries the ID;
wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code and a pseudo-code; and the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code and a pseudo-code;
wherein the scrambling code is a scrambling code that is randomly selected from a randomly generated hexadecimal scrambling code group, and a quantity of bits of the scrambling code is consistent with a quantity of bits of information that needs to be encrypted; wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code, or the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code by following steps: converting the information, which needs to be encrypted, into hexadecimal information; and using the scrambling code to perform an operation bit by bit on the information that is converted into the hexadecimal information and needs to be encrypted, wherein the operation comprises one of the following: an XOR operation, a negation operation, seeking a two's complement, and seeking a one's complement;
wherein the pseudo-code is a group of randomly generated digits, letters, symbols, or a combination of at least one thereof; wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, and the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a pseudo-code, or the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a pseudo-code by the following step: adding the pseudo-code into a trailer of the information that is encrypted by using the scrambling code, so that the quantity of bits of the information increases to a preset quantity of bits.

US Pat. No. 10,142,222

CUSTOMIZED COMMUNICATIONS FOR NETWORK SYSTEMS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for customizing communication channels of a network system, comprising:determining, based on input data from a client device, that a candidate provider has progressed to a step of a sequence of steps to register for a service of the network system;
selecting a communication channel that the candidate provider is likely to use to respond to a communication, the communication channel selected from a plurality of communication channels based at least in part on responsive actions performed by the candidate provider with a plurality of historical communications over a period of time, each of the historical communications presented to the candidate provider via one of the plurality of communication channels;
selecting the communication from a plurality of candidate communications based at least in part on the step and a type of the service, each of the candidate communications indicating at least one of a plurality of actions, the candidate provider having to complete one or more of the plurality of actions to progress to a subsequent step of the sequence of steps; and
providing the selected communication via the communication channel for presentation to the candidate provider by the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,011

GROUND NETWORK WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:a beam signal interface that obtains multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to the user terminals grouped by multiple forward user beam coverage areas;
a beam weight generator that generates a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay;
a beamformer coupled with the beam signal interface and the beam weight generator, the beamformer comprising a forward matrix multiplier that obtains a plurality of access-node specific forward signals based on a matrix product of the forward beam weight matrix and a vector of the forward beam signals; and
a plurality of access node clusters, wherein each access node cluster is associated with a corresponding one of a plurality of access node areas, and wherein each of the plurality of access node clusters comprises:
a plurality of access nodes geographically distributed within the corresponding access node area, wherein each access node cluster obtains a respective set of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals, and wherein each of the plurality of access nodes of the each access node cluster comprises a transmitter that transmits a respective forward uplink signal to the end-to-end relay based on one of the respective set of the plurality of access node-specific forward signals, and wherein the respective forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts introduced between the plurality of access nodes and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,141,958

ADAPTIVE TUNING NETWORK FOR COMBINABLE FILTERS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A multi-path radio-frequency (RF) adaptive tuning network switch architecture configurable to operate in a carrier aggregation mode and in a non-carrier aggregation mode, including:(a) a multi-path tunable switch having (1) a plurality of signal ports each configured to be coupled to a corresponding RF band filter and (2) a common port, the multi-path tunable switch configured to concurrently connect at least two selected signal ports to the common port in at least one mode of operation;
(b) a single digitally-controlled tunable matching network coupled to the common port of the multi-path tunable switch and selectively controlled to counteract impedance mismatch conditions arising from coupling more than one selected RF band filter concurrently to the common port; and
(c) at least one digitally-controlled filter pre-match network for improving impedance matching and configured to be selectively coupled to or uncoupled from a corresponding signal port of the multi-path tunable switch, wherein at least one of the at least one digitally-controlled filter pre-match network is uncoupled from the corresponding signal port of the multi-path tunable switch when that corresponding signal port is operating in a non-carrier aggregation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,141,954

DATA ERROR CORRECTING METHOD AND DEVICE, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A method performed by one or more processors for correcting data error during reading data from a random access memory (RAM), wherein the one or more processors execute computer readable instructions to implement a plurality of modules, the plurality of modules include a setting module, a first check code generation module, a second check code generation module and a data processing module, the method comprising:setting, by the setting module, a binary index number for each data bit in an order of data bits, and obtaining, by the first check code generation module, first check code generation expressions according to the binary index numbers, and generating, by the first check code generation module, a first check code according to the first check code generation expressions; and
generating, by the second check code generation module, a second check code according to the first check code, comparing, by the data processing module, the first check code with the second check code to determine an erroneous data bit, and correcting the erroneous data bit;
wherein the step of obtaining, by the first check code generation module, first check code generation expressions according to the binary index numbers and generating, by the first check code generation module, the first check code according to the first check code generation expressions comprises: performing, by the first check code generation module, an exclusive-or operation on data bits for which corresponding bits of respective binary index numbers are 1 or 0, for the binary index numbers for the respective data bits, and obtaining, by the first check code generation module, a first check code generation expression of each index number bit and taking a result of the first check code generation expression of each index number bit as a corresponding bit of the first check code.

US Pat. No. 10,141,131

PANEL-TYPE CONTROL BUTTON

Qingdao Goertek Technolog...

1. A panel-type control button, comprising: a press key base, a press key panel, a switch board and a springback soft key;the press key panel is snap-fitted on a front surface of the press key base, and one end of the press key panel is rotatably mounted at one end of the press key base;
the switch board is located on a back surface of the press key base, and the switch board is provided thereon with a printed circuit board and a switch element;
the springback key is located above the switch element of the switch board; and
when the press key panel is pressed, the press key panel comes into contact with the springback key and triggers the switch element on the switch board, and further controls the opening and closing of the switch element; and the springback key provides a springback force for the press key panel to reset;
wherein the press key base comprises a rotation shaft and a bevel;
the bevel and a plane where the back surface of the press key base is located form a certain angle;
the rotation shaft is located on top of the bevel, and is fixed on the press key base; and a plane where the rotation shaft is located above the plane where the back surface of the press key base is located; and
the bevel is provided thereon with a clipping hole and a boss relief hole;
wherein one surface of the press key panel is provided with a first buckle, a boss and a second buckle, and the second buckle is provided thereon with a rotation shaft groove;
the other surface of the press key panel is provided with a protrusion, a position of the protrusion corresponds to a position of the boss, and when the protrusion is pressed, the boss moves downwardly;
the first buckle matches the clipping hole on the press key base, the position of the first buckle corresponds to the position of the clipping hole, and the first buckle is snap-fitted in the clipping hole and is above the clipping hole by a certain distance;
the second buckle matches the rotation shaft on the press key base, the position of the second buckle corresponds to the position of the rotation shaft, and the second buckle is rotatably mounted on the rotation shaft via the rotation shaft groove; and
the boss matches the boss relief hole on the press key base, the boss passes through the boss relief hole and is above the boss relief hole by a certain distance, and when the boss moves downwardly, the boss comes into contact with the springback key.

US Pat. No. 10,141,089

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A surface-mountable over-current protection device, comprising:at least one chip, the chip comprising a PTC material layer and two metal electrode layers disposed on upper and lower surfaces of the PTC material layer;
a first lead bent into multiple portions comprising a first electrode connecting portion connecting to one of the two metal electrode layers of the at least one chip and a first soldering portion for surface-mounting;
a second lead bent into multiple portions comprising a second electrode connecting portion connecting to another one of the two electrode layers of the at least one chip and a second soldering portion for surface-mounting;
wherein the PTC material layer comprises crystalline polymer and conductive filler dispersed therein, the conductive filler has a resistivity less than 500??·cm;
wherein the metal electrode layer has a thickness of 50-90 ?m;
wherein the conductive filler comprises tungsten carbide and carbon black;
wherein surface-mountable over-current protection device has a relation: P=Ihold×Vmax?80 W, where P is an endurable power of the protection device, Ihold is a hold current of the protection device, and Vmax is a maximum endurable voltage of the protection device;
wherein the surface-mountable over-current protection device can withstand a cycle life test of 300 cycles at 20V and 40 A without burnout.

US Pat. No. 10,140,840

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ALTERNATE NETWORK ACCESS

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a network device located at a premises and from a computing device, configuration data associated with a communication configuration of the network device, wherein the network device is in communication with a first network and a second network different from the first network;
receiving, by the network device and from a security system located at the premises, security data;
receiving, by the network device and from a communication device located at the premises, communication data for a remote device external to the premises;
determining, based on at least the configuration data, to use the first network to send one or more of the security data or the communication data; and
sending, via the first network and based on at least the determination to use the first network, the one or more of the security data or the communication data.

US Pat. No. 10,140,655

USED AUTOMOBILE TRANSACTION FACILITATION FOR A SPECIFIC USED AUTOMOBILE

SIDEKICK TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a used automobile seller interface, a first request for a response regarding a first used automobile, the first request made by a used automobile seller located at a first location and including a vehicle identifier and geolocation information of the used automobile;
executing instructions, by at least one processing device, to:
determine, based on the geolocation information, that the used automobile is located at the first location;
generate, based on the determined first location, an in-market used automobile buyer area;
determine that at least one used automobile buyer is located within the in-market used automobile buyer area;
receive, via a used automobile buyer interface, a first bid from a first used automobile buyer located at a second location within the in-market used automobile buyer area;
generate, based on receiving the first bid, driving directions from the first location to the second location; and
provide, via the used automobile seller interface, the first bid including at least a price for the first used automobile and the driving directions from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,140,436

PROGRAM OBFUSCATION BY REORGANIZING EXECUTION PATHS

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a processor, a first intermediate representation (IR) code of source code for compiling the source code into machine code;
identifying a first function and a second function having a first return type in the first IR code, the return type indicating a type of a data structure returned by the first function and the second function when called to be executed;
generating, by the processor, a second IR code having a first function including blocks corresponding to the first and second functions from the first IR code that have the first return type;
identifying common instructions between the first function and the second function from the first IR code, the common instructions present in both the first function and the second function of the first IR code, the common instructions providing a same functionality in the first function and the second function;
generating, by the processor, a common block including the common instructions in the first function of the second IR code;
identifying an instruction within the first function of the first IR code representing a function call to the second function of the first IR code; and
generating, by the processor, an instruction within the block corresponding to the first function to recursively call the first function of the second IR code and pass a parameter representing that the second block is to be executed based on the identification of the instruction within the first function of the first IR code represents the function call to the second function of the first IR code.

US Pat. No. 10,140,428

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING SELF-DESTRUCTING CONTENT LINKS

ANCHORFREE INC., Redwood...

1. A computer-implemented method performed in a computerized system comprising a central processing unit, a network interface and a memory, the computer-implemented method comprising:a. using the network interface to receive a content and an associated access restriction from a client computer system directly accessible by a sending user;
b. causing the received content to be stored in a content storage system, wherein the content storage system is a local content storage system of the sending user;
c. using the central processing unit to generate a self-destructing content link for the stored content based on the received associated access restriction, wherein the generated self-destructing content link is configured to de-activate pursuant to the received associated access restriction, and wherein the associated access restriction comprises an information on a number of content accesses after which the self-destructing content link is deactivated;
d. storing a metadata corresponding to the generated self-destructing content link for the stored content;
e. using the network interface to provide the generated self-destructing content link to the client computer system; and
f. causing a user interface to be generated on the client computer system, the user interface comprising a first input element for receiving the content and a second input element for receiving the associated access restriction from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,139,598

CAMERA OPTICAL LENS

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A camera optical lens comprising, from an object side to an image side in sequence: a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens; wherein the camera optical lens satisfies the following conditions:1?f1/f?1.5, 1.7?n6?2.2, ?2?f3/f4?2;
?10?(R13+R14)/(R13?R14)?10;
0.01?d11/TTL?0.1;wheref: The focal length of the camera optical lens;
f1: the focal length of the first lens;
f3: the focal length of the third lens;
f4: the focal length of the fourth lens;
n6: the refractive power of the sixth lens;
d11: the on-axis thickness of the sixth lens;
TTL: the total optical length of the camera optical lens;
R13: the curvature radius of object side surface of the seventh lens;
R14: the curvature radius of image side surface of the seventh lens.

US Pat. No. 10,139,559

MULTI-CORE OPTICAL FIBER, OPTICAL CABLE, AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical connector comprising: a resin ferrule; and four or more multi-core optical fibers linearly arrayed in the ferrule,wherein each of the multi-core optical fibers has a common cladding with a diameter of 124 to 126 ?m, and two or more cores,
wherein in each of the multi-core optical fibers, an outmost core is arranged so that a distance between a core center of the outmost core out of the two or more cores and a center of a cross section of the common cladding is not more than 45 ?m,
wherein projection amounts of end faces of the respective multi-core optical fibers from an end face of the ferrule are not less than 2 ?m, and a variation of the projection amounts among the multi-core optical fibers is not more than 0.3 ?m, and among the four or more multi-core optical fibers, multi-core optical fibers located at both ends of the array have projection amounts smaller than that of any one of remaining multi-core optical fibers, and
wherein the end faces projecting from the end face of the ferrule are polished.

US Pat. No. 10,139,466

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS MAGNETIC RESONANCE ELASTOGRAPHY AND WATER-FAT IMAGING

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) using an MRI system, the steps of the method comprising:(a) acquiring motion-encoded data from a subject with the MRI system by sampling a plurality of different echo signals each formed at a different echo time in a single repetition time period, each echo signal being encoded for motion along at least one of a different motion-encoding direction or a different phase offset than the other echo signals by applying a different motion-encoding gradient before each echo signal is sampled;
(b) extracting motion-induced phase information from the acquired motion-encoded data;
(c) generating stiffness maps based on the extracted motion-induced phase information;
(d) producing phase-demodulated data by demodulating the motion-induced phase information from the acquired motion-encoded data; and
(e) generating from the phase-demodulated data, a water image that depicts water spins and a fat image that depicts fat spins.

US Pat. No. 10,139,462

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPIC METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A magnetic resonance spectroscopic method comprising:obtaining, by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus, reference data of reference substances;
obtaining, by the MRI apparatus, measurement data of a target region of a subject;
determining, by the MRI apparatus, a reference substance of the target region, among the reference substances, and a concentration of the reference substance, using the reference data, the measurement data, and an external factor compensation value compensating for an external factor affecting the measurement data; and
generating, by the MRI apparatus, a quantitative analysis result as an image according to the reference substance and the concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,139,446

MASSIVE MULTI-DIMENSIONALITY FAILURE ANALYTICS WITH SMART CONVERGED BOUNDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer system executing a method stored in a computer readable medium, comprising:a processor performing a failure region exploration through uniform sampling of plurality of variables related to a circuit;
the processor estimating a failure probability and standard deviation by determining mean and standard deviation of failure probability of a circuit;
the processor terminating sampling when a confidence interval bounds converge; and
a peripheral device providing a report on the failure of the circuit when the sampling is terminated by the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,066

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING A PLURALITY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ARRANGED ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IN AT LEAST ONE GROUP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A printed circuit board (1), comprising:a plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) arranged on the printed circuit board in at least one group (G1, G2, G3), each of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) having a first and a second electrical component contact surface (3?, 3?) facing the printed circuit board (1), the first and second electrical component contact surfaces (3?, 3?) being connected with corresponding printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) arranged on the printed circuit board (1), successive electronic components of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) being connected in series to form a string, the string having a wave-shaped course, the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) of the string being arranged on the printed circuit board (1) in a matrix with at least two rows (Z1, Z2, Z3) and at least two columns (S1, . . . , S6), and the string alternately running up and down along columns (S1, . . . , S6) that are arranged next to one another, successive electronic components of the plurality of electronic components (2, 2?, 2?, 2??, 2??) within a column forming a series-connected vertical component pair by a common vertical printed circuit board contact surface (7) associated with the series-connected vertical component pair, and
the plurality of electronic components (2, 2??) of every even-numbered column (S2, S4) of the top row (Z1) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of a following column (S3, S5) of the top row (Z1), and the plurality of electronic components (2?) of every odd-numbered column (S1, S3, S5) of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2??) of the plurality of electronic components of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) of a following column (S2, S4, S6), or
the plurality of electronic components (2) of every odd-numbered column (S1, S3, S5) of the top row (Z1) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of a following column (S2, S4, S6) of the top row, and the plurality of electronic components (2) of every even-numbered column (S2, S4) of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) forming a horizontal component pair with an electronic component (2) of the plurality of electronic components of the bottom row (Z2, Z3) of a following column (S3, S5),
every horizontal component pair being connected by a common horizontal printed circuit board contact surface (8) associated with the horizontal component pair,
wherein every common printed circuit board contact surface (6, 7, 8) is associated with a conductor track (5), the common printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) being wider than the conductor track (5) and at least 1 mm wide, and the common printed circuit board contact surfaces (6, 7, 8) having an area of at least 2 mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,138,957

CLUTCH CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A clutch control method for a vehicle, comprising steps of:calculating an estimated clutch torque by substituting a plurality of parameters, which represent physical properties of a clutch, and a sensed stroke of a clutch actuator into a predetermined characteristic function, which represents characteristics of a clutch transmission torque to a clutch actuator stroke, by a controller;
updating the plurality of parameters as new values by a prediction error method based on a torque error, which is a difference between a reference clutch torque referring to a current transmission torque of the clutch and the estimated clutch torque calculated in the step of calculating the estimated clutch torque, by the controller;
calculating a desired stroke by substituting a desired clutch torque and the updated parameters into a predetermined characteristic inverse function, which represents a clutch actuator stroke to a clutch transmission torque, by the controller; and
driving the clutch actuator based on the calculated desired stroke to control the clutch by the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,138,860

FIRING FRACTION TRANSITION CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A method of controlling the transition of an engine between different effective firing fractions, the method comprising:while the engine is operating at a first effective firing fraction using a first value for an operating parameter that affects working chamber air charge, determining a target value for the operating parameter that is different than the first value, and a target effective firing fraction selected to deliver a requested engine output;
transitioning from the first firing effective fraction to the target effective firing fraction;
during the transition, determining a feed forward adjusted effective firing fraction that at least partially compensates for engine dynamics that occur during the change from the initial value for the operating parameter to the target value for the operating parameter, wherein the feed forward adjusted effective firing fraction changes over the course of the transition;
during the transition, determining an effective firing fraction correction factor indicative of a difference between an actual engine output and the requested engine output, wherein the effective firing fraction correction factor potentially varies over the course of the transition;
determining a commanded effective firing fraction during the transition that combines the effective firing fraction correction factor with the feed forward adjusted effective firing fraction; and
directing dynamic firing level modulation operation of the engine utilizing the commanded effective firing fraction during the transition, whereby the commanded effective firing fraction changes over the course of the transition.

US Pat. No. 10,138,787

TREATMENT DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH CATALYST-SUPPORTING HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A method for producing a treatment device equipped with a catalyst-supporting honeycomb structure, which is characterized in that the method comprises the steps of:applying a functional catalyst-containing slurry having an inorganic binder mixed therein on a flat glass paper;
placing and heating the slurry-applied flat glass paper on a corrugation mold of a high temperature, while shaping the glass paper with a presser jig and removing moisture in the slurry on the surface of the glass paper to dry the glass paper, thereby forming an inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper;
releasing the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper from the corrugation mold while holding the shape;
meanwhile, placing and heating the slurry-applied flat glass paper on a flat mold of a high temperature to remove moisture in the slurry on the surface of the glass paper and dry the glass paper, thereby forming an inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper;
releasing the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper from the flat mold while holding the shape; and
alternately stacking the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting corrugated glass paper and the inorganic binder-containing functional catalyst-supporting flat glass paper and packing the stack in a casing.

US Pat. No. 10,138,768

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE DURATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. A system for controlling a continuously variable valve duration (CVVD) by adjusting an actuator for controlling the CVVD, comprising:an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to output a command to adjust the actuator based on a vehicle state;
a cam position sensor configured to measure a cam revolutions per minute (RPM); and
a controller configured to calculate a crank RPM from the cam RPM when a failure occurs during communication with the ECU, extract a target phase angle based on the calculated crank RPM, and output an electric current corresponding to the extracted target phase angle to the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,138,565

HIGH-THROUGHPUT BATCH POROUS SILICON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND PROCESSING METHODS

TruTag Technologies, Inc....

1. A bath-in-bath batch processing apparatus for producing porous semiconductor on a plurality of semiconductor wafers, comprising:an outer housing;
an inner housing removable from said outer housing, said inner housing operable to open and close, and forming a seal when closed;
an anode disposed at a first end of said inner housing;
a cathode disposed at an opposite end of said inner housing, said anode and said cathode coupled to electrical circuitry capable of providing an electrical power comprising electrical voltage and current;
a plurality of peripheral wafer clamps disposed to hold a plurality of semiconductor wafers where each clamp is able to hold a semiconductor wafer around its periphery using an angled shape cross section, wherein each periphery wafer clamp allows substantially all of a front and a back surface of each said plurality of semiconductor wafers exposure to an electrolyte;
a plurality of vent ports in said inner housing for allowing evolved hydrogen gas to escape.

US Pat. No. 10,138,404

HEAT TRANSFER MEDIUM CONTAINING MULTI-WALL CARBON NANOTUBES

King Fahd University of P...

1. A water-based nanofluid heat transfer medium comprising:a base fluid comprising an aqueous fluid;
a solid nanocomposite particle comprising a multi-wall carbon nanotube having a 10 to 20 nm outer diameter and a length from 10 to 30 ?m and a metal oxide nanoparticle selected from the group consisting of Fe2O3, Al2O3, and CuO wherein the metal oxide nanoparticle is affixed to the outer surface of the carbon nanotube;
wherein the carbon nanotube is not functionalized with reactive functional groups;
wherein the solid nanocomposite particle is homogeneously dispersed in the base fluid; and
wherein the nanofluid does not contain a surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,138,002

TETHERED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYSTEM

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A system for use with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the system comprising:a base comprising a bottom surface and a first coupling-point;
a vertically-oriented elongate structure comprising a lower end, an upper end, and an inner channel, wherein the inner channel comprises an upper access-point disposed proximate the upper end, wherein the base is coupled to the elongate structure proximate the lower end;
a deployable cushioning-device coupled to the elongate structure;
a tether comprising a portion that extends from the upper access-point to the UAV, the portion having a length that is less than a distance between the upper access-point and the bottom surface; and
a computing system configured for performing a set of acts comprising:
detecting abnormal operation of the UAV; and
responsive to detecting abnormal operation of the UAV, causing the deployable cushioning-device to deploy.

US Pat. No. 10,138,001

UAV PAYLOAD MODULE CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A UAV comprising:a) a payload module comprising a deployable payload; and
b) a retraction mechanism apparatus capable of moving the payload from a stowed position within a UAV to a deployed position extending out of the UAV, the retraction mechanism being configured such that the payload retracts back into the UAV upon contact with a landing surface if the payload is not retracted before the UAV contacts the landing surface so as to reduce at least one of: (1) a probability, or (2) a severity of damage to a deployed payload upon landing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,538

LIQUID COATING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A liquid coating device comprising:a flux tank into which an object to be coated is dipped into liquid to coat the liquid on a surface of the object, the object having a length;
a conveyor system that conveys the object at a predetermined speed along an object conveying path, the object coated in the flux tank being vertically lifted upward from a surface of the liquid;
a load applying member that applies a predetermined load to the object conveyed by the conveying system, the load applying member being disposed at an upstream side of the flux tank along the object conveying path when a side of the object conveying path in which the object enters the flux tank is set to be the upstream side and a side of the object conveying path in which the object is discharged from the flux tank is set to be a downstream side;
a dryer that dries the object on which the liquid is applied;
a cooler that cools the dried object;
a conveying speed measurement sensor that measures a conveying speed of the object;
a control system that controls the conveying system based on a measurement result of the conveying speed measurement sensor; and
a chamber that applies the liquid to the object, wherein the chamber comprises a housing forming an interior space and at least the flux tank, the dryer and the cooler are located within the interior space, wherein the chamber comprises a discharge port that is communicated to an outside of the chamber and discharges hot air from within the interior space of the chamber to the outside of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,137,535

CU BALL, CU CORE BALL, SOLDER JOINT, SOLDER PASTE, AND SOLDER FOAM

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A Cu ball containing:purity which is equal to or higher than 99.9% and equal to or lower than 99.995%,
sphericity which is equal to or higher than 0.95, and
Vickers hardness which is equal to or higher than 20 HV and equal to or less than 60 HV,
wherein a content of U is equal to or less than 5 ppb, a content of Th is equal to or less than 5 ppb, a content of at least one of Pb and Bi is more than 1 ppm, and an alpha dose is equal to or less than 0.0200 cph/cm2.
US Pat. No. 10,138,481

MIRNAS USEFUL FOR IDENTIFYING TARGETS ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER

Research Foundation of th...

1. A method of treating prostate cancer, the method comprising steps of: administering a duplex micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA) composition to a patient with prostate cancer, the duplex micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA) composition comprising:a mature strand comprising a primary structure of:
UCAGCUGGCCCUCAUUUC (SEQ ID NO: 25); wherein the mature strand has fewer than twenty-five residues, the mature strand having a 3? end;
a passenger strand having fewer than twenty-five residues, the passenger strand being hydrogen bonded to the mature strand and at least 80% complementary, but less than 100% complementary with respect to the mature strand such that there is at least one mismatch.
US Pat. No. 10,137,165

FACTOR H FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC NEPHROPATHIES AND PRODUCTION THEREOF

CSL BEHRING GMBH, Marbur...

1. A method of treating dense deposit disease (DDD), comprising administering to a patient in need thereof purified functional Factor H concentrate in an amount that raises the patient's plasma levels of Factor H at least 10% above the level of the patient's endogenous Factor H.

US Pat. No. 10,143,099

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE WITH GRIPPING SOCKETS, METHODS FOR GRIPPING, FOR MOVING AND FOR ELECTRICALLY TESTING A SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for gripping a semiconductor module, comprising the steps:providing a semiconductor module, the semiconductor module comprising:
an outer housing having four side walls;
a circuit carrier, which is mounted on the outer housing and has an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side;
a semiconductor chip, which is arranged on the upper side and in the outer housing; and
a first gripping socket, which is formed as an indentation and extends from the outer side of the outer housing into a first of the side walls;
providing a positioning device, which has a first gripping finger; and
gripping the semiconductor module by means of the positioning device, the first gripping finger engaging in the first gripping socket,
moving the semiconductor module by means of the positioning device after the gripping, wherein the semiconductor module is turned upside down by the positioning device during the moving of the semiconductor module.

US Pat. No. 10,143,035

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNICATION DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. Abase station (BS) of handling communication with a communication device, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
configuring a radio resource control (RRC) connection to the communication device;
transmitting an RRCConnectionRelease message via the RRC connection to the communication device;
determining that the communication device leaves a connected mode after a first duration from transmitting the RRCConnectionRelease message, when the communication device is in a coverage enhancement (CE) mode; and
determining that the communication device leaves the connected mode after a second duration from transmitting the RRCConnectionRelease message, when the communication device is not in the CE mode; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,143,008

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND/OR METHODS FOR MANAGING WIRELESS NETWORKS

1. A method comprising:transmitting a first message during a first time interval of a frame from a device, wherein the first time interval of the frame is followed by a second time interval of the frame; and
transmitting a second message during the second time interval, wherein transmission of the second message is followed by a third time interval that is shorter than the second time interval, and wherein the third time interval comprises a first contention-free period, a first contention period, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,143,002

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE CENTRALIZED RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A SPLIT RADIO ACCESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:generating feedback information at a first remote access point (AP), wherein the feedback information is associated with one or more user equipment served by the first remote AP;
transmitting the feedback information to a central controller, wherein the central controller dynamically determines constraint values for the first remote AP for a first horizon of time comprising a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTIs) using an objective function to at least one of: (i) improve meeting delay targets for delay sensitive QoS bearers and (ii) improve fairness of frequency resource sharing across users and bearers, wherein the constraint values are based, at least in part, on feedback information relating to a remote AP other than the first remote AP, and wherein the constraint values for the first remote AP are based on the feedback information received from the first remote AP and feedback information received from one or more other remote APs that neighbor the first remote AP;
scheduling resource blocks (RBs), at the first remote AP, for the one or more user equipment served by the first remote AP for the first horizon of time based, at least in part, on the constraint values received from the central controller;
determining a second horizon of time comprising a plurality of TTIs; and
scheduling RBs for the one or more user equipment served by the first remote AP for the second horizon of time based, at least in part, on the constraint values received from the central controller.

US Pat. No. 10,142,998

GATEWAY DIVERSITY OPERATION IN A SATELLITE NETWORK

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:assigning a diverse channel set to each of a plurality of diverse terminals, each diverse channel set including at least a forward channel from a primary gateway and a forward channel from a secondary gateway, the primary gateway and secondary gateway being part of a satellite communication system;
designating the primary gateway and secondary gateway, respectively, as a home gateway and a foreign gateway for a first set of diverse terminals from the plurality of diverse terminals;
designating the secondary gateway and primary gateway, respectively, as the home gateway and foreign gateway for a second set of diverse terminals from the plurality of diverse terminals;
enabling communication between each diverse terminal and its home gateway along the forward channel assigned from the home gateway;
monitoring link conditions between each diverse terminal and its home gateway or gateway with which it is currently enabled to communicate; and
reconfiguring any diverse terminal for communication with the foreign gateway or a gateway with which it is not currently enabled to communicate, based at least in part, on its link conditions falling below a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,142,994

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING NETWORK SLICING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method performed by a network slice selection function (NSSF) device in a network, the method comprising:receiving a network slice selection request for a network slice with a Single Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (S-NSSAI) from an access and mobility management function (AMF) device;
selecting a network slice instance; and
responding to the AMF for the network slice selection request,
wherein the network slice instance is served to a user equipment (UE) in the network,
wherein the S-NSSAI comprises a slice/service type (SST) or the slice/service type and a slice differentiator (SD),
wherein the SST is an expected network behavior in terms of features and services, and
wherein the SD is information that complements the SST.

US Pat. No. 10,142,987

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING SUBFRAME AND TRANSMITTING CHANNEL INFORMATION FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first information for at least one subframe;
receiving, from the base station, downlink control information (DCI) on a first subframe, the DCI including second information for channel status information (CSI);
transmitting, to the base station, CSI for a second subframe on a third subframe based on the DCI, if the second information is a first value, the second subframe being identified based on the first information; and
transmitting, to the base station, CSI for a fourth subframe on the third subframe, if the second information is a second value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,978

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling transmission and reception of a signal, which is controlled by a user equipment in a situation in which simultaneous transmission and reception is restricted in a plurality of cells in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring an TDD (time division duplex) PCell (primary cell) and an TDD SCell (secondary cell); and
if transmission direction of the TDD PCell and transmission direction of the TDD SCell are different from each other in a subframe, restricting signal transmission and reception on the TDD SCell of the subframe,
wherein if the TDD SCell is not an eIMTA (enhanced interference mitigation and traffic adaptation) cell, the restricting signal transmission and reception on the TDD SCell of the subframe is performed based on a first UL-DL (uplink-downlink) configuration indicated by an SIB (system information block), and
wherein if the TDD SCell corresponds to the eIMTA cell, a first reference UL-DL configuration used for HARQ-ACK (hybrid ARQ acknowledgement) transmission and a second reference UL-DL configuration used for PUSCH (physical uplink shared channel) transmission are further configured for the TDD SCell by an RRC (radio resource control) signaling and a second UL-DL configuration used for UL-DL reconfiguration is further indicated for the TDD SCell by a PDCCH (physical downlink control channel), and the restricting signal transmission and reception on the TDD SCell of the subframe is performed based on the second UL-DL configuration among the first and second UL-DL configurations, and the first and second reference UL-DL configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,958

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITION INFORMATION USING CELL INFORMATION

Naver Business Platform C...

1. A method of determining location information based on cell information, the method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor, cell information related to a base station servicing at least one mobile terminal;
determining, using the at least one processor, approximate location information based on the cell information using a location information database configured to store location information associated with a plurality of cell information, the stored location information including a plurality of location information gradation levels, the plurality of location information gradation levels including a state gradation level, a city gradation level, a neighborhood gradation level, a street gradation level, and a city block gradation level;
determining, using the at least one processor, a desired gradation level from the plurality of location information gradation levels associated with a location-based service;
extracting, using the at least one processor, the approximate location information corresponding to the desired gradation level associated with the location-based service from the location information database and the determined approximate location information; and
transmitting, using the at least one processor, the location-based service to the at least one mobile terminal based on the extracted approximate location information,
wherein the determining the approximate location information based on the cell information includes,
determining at least one neighboring base station adjacent to the base station servicing the at least one mobile terminal based on the cell information,
estimating a location of the base station servicing the at least one mobile terminal based on cell identifier information of the at least one neighboring base station,
calculating a centroid value of a cell covered by the base station servicing the at least one mobile terminal based on a cell shape corresponding to the estimated location of the base station, and
determining location information corresponding to the centroid value of the cell as location information of the at least one mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,635

ADAPTIVE BINARIZER SELECTION FOR IMAGE AND VIDEO CODING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of decoding an image in a video or image decoder from a bitstream, the decoder having an arithmetic decoder to convert the bitstream into bins, and the decoder having a binarizer constructed based on a probability distribution associated with an alphabet of symbols, the method comprising:inverse binarizing, using the binarizer, a sequence of bins arithmetically decoded from the bitstream and corresponding to an encoded symbol from the alphabet of symbols, to produce a reconstructed symbol;
updating the probability distribution based on the reconstructed symbol to produce an updated probability distribution;
determining an updated binarizer based on the updated probability distribution for use in inverse binarizing a second sequence of bins to produce a second reconstructed symbol; and
outputting the reconstructed symbols to be used in reconstructing the image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,625

NEIGHBOR MANAGEMENT FOR USE IN ENTROPY ENCODING AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

VIXS SYSTEMS, INC., Toro...

1. An entropy coding module for use in a video encoder that encodes a video input signal based on a plurality of macroblocks derived from the video input signal, the entropy coding module comprising:a neighbor management module that pre-stores neighbor data, comprising pixel values or other data from an encoded macroblock used to calculate results for a corresponding plurality of neighboring macroblocks to be encoded, wherein the neighbor data is pre-stored in a plurality of data structures associated with each of the corresponding plurality of neighboring macroblocks; and
an entropy coder, coupled to the neighbor management module, that generates entropy encoded data from quantized and transformed data for the plurality of macroblocks, based on the neighbor data, wherein the entropy coder retrieves the neighbor data for a selected macroblock of the plurality of neighboring macroblocks directly from the neighbor management module from a single one of the plurality of data structures that corresponds to the selected macroblock;
wherein the neighbor data is pre-stored by the neighbor management module in the single one of the plurality of data structures that corresponds to the selected macroblock, once the encoded macroblock is encoded by the entropy coder, and prior to commencing entropy encoding of the selected macroblock of the plurality of neighboring macroblocks, and
wherein the neighbor management module pre-stores the neighbor data based on macroblock pairs that include a top frame macroblock and bottom frame macroblock from a frame of the video input signal and a top field macroblock and a bottom field macroblock from a corresponding field of the video input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,238

DYNAMIC NETWORK LOAD REGULATING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A dynamic network load regulating device, comprising:a first network bridge;
a second network bridge, coupled to the first network bridge;
a third network bridge, coupled to the first network bridge and the second network bridge; and
a traffic monitoring module;
wherein the dynamic network load regulating device selects a root bridge, defines a root port according to a path cost and allocates bandwidth for the root port subject to an edge port;
when the first network bridge is selected as the root bridge, the second network bridge and the third network bridge are further coupled to a plurality of terminal devices, each of the network bridges comprises a plurality of ports, the traffic monitoring module is configured to monitor the plurality of ports traffic load; and
when a first data transmission path traffic load reaches a congestion threshold, the dynamic network load regulating device increases the first data transmission path cost to select a second data transmission path to transmit network data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,171

SELECTIVE CONFIGURATION OF PACKET ENGINE FOR CABLE SERVICE FLOWS

NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORAT...

1. A method for configuring a cable system that comprises a cable head end and a plurality of remote distribution nodes for relaying signals between the cable head end and a plurality of cable modems, the method comprising:configuring a packet engine in the cable head end for performing packet forwarding operations for a plurality of cable service flows, the packet engine comprising a plurality of logical interfaces for handling the plurality of cable service flows, said configuring including:
assigning each of the plurality of cable service flows to a different one of the plurality of logical interfaces;
determining whether the plurality of logical interfaces support unnumbered interfaces;
configuring the plurality of logical interfaces of the packet engine in the cable head end to perform Layer 2 (L2) switching and bridging in response to determining that the plurality of logical interfaces support unnumbered interfaces; and
configuring the plurality of logical interfaces of the packet engine in the cable head end to perform Layer 3 (L3) routing in response to determining that the plurality of logical interfaces do not support unnumbered interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,141,904

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCURATE GAIN ADJUSTMENT OF A TRANSIMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER USING A DUAL REPLICA AND SERVO LOOP

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in a receiver comprising:
a first transimpedance amplifier (TIA);
a second TIA;
a third TIA;
a fourth TIA, each TIA comprising a configurable feedback impedance;
a control loop, the control loop comprising a gain stage with inputs coupled to outputs of the first and second TIAs and an output of the gain stage coupled to the configurable feedback impedance of the second and third TIAs; and
a second gain stage with a first input coupled to an output of the third TIA and a second input coupled to an output of the fourth TIA:
configuring a gain level of the first TIA by configuring its feedback impedance;
configuring a gain level of the third TIA by configuring a reference current applied to an input of the first TIA; and
amplifying a received electrical signal to generate an output voltage utilizing the third TIA.

US Pat. No. 10,141,868

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESONANT POWER CONVERSION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

15. A system for providing multi-phase power, comprising:a photovoltaic (PV) module; and
a resonant converter, coupled to the PV module and to a multi-phase AC line, comprising:
a cycloconverter controller for determining a charge ratio based on the phases of the multi-phase AC line; and
a cycloconverter, coupled to the cycloconverter controller and to the multi-phase AC line, for selectively coupling an alternating current to each line of the multi-phase AC line based on the charge ratio, wherein selectively coupling the alternating current comprises partitioning a cycle of the alternating current based on the charge ratio and coupling each partitioned portion of the alternating current to a different phase of the multi-phase AC line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,847

SWITCHED CAPACITOR DC-DC CONVERTOR CIRCUIT AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A switched capacitor DC-DC convertor circuit, for transforming an input voltage into an output voltage, and the switched capacitor DC-DC convertor circuit comprises:a first switched capacitor circuit, including a first input terminal, a first output terminal, a plurality of first switches, a plurality of second switches and at least one first capacitor, wherein the first switches and the second switches are connected with the at least one first capacitor respectively, the first switches are controlled by a first control signal, and the second switches are controlled by a second control signal;
a second switched capacitor circuit, including a second input terminal, a second output terminal, a plurality of third switches, a plurality of fourth switches and at least one second capacitor, wherein the third switches and the fourth switches are connected with the at least one second capacitor respectively, the third switches are controlled by the second control signal, and the fourth switches are controlled by the first control signal; and
at least one fifth switch, electrically connected with the at least one first capacitor and the at least one second capacitor, wherein the at least one fifth switch is controlled by a third control signal;
wherein the first input terminal and the second input terminal are electrically connected with and receive the input voltage, the first output terminal and the second output terminal are electrically connected with and output the output voltage, the at least one first capacitor and the at least one second capacitor have a same capacitance value, the first switched capacitor circuit and the second switched capacitor circuit have a same component connecting structure, the first switches correspond to the third switches, and the second switches correspond to the fourth switches;
wherein turn-on durations of the first control signal, the second control signal and the third control signal do not overlap with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,141,778

REDUNDANT POWER AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF IN COLD REDUNDANT MODE

3Y Power Technology (Taiw...

1. A redundant power, comprising:a main power circuit configured to generate a main power, wherein the main power has a main power operation voltage level and a main power standby voltage level, and the main power operation voltage level is higher than the main power standby voltage level;
a main power isolation unit coupled to the main power circuit and configured to receive and output the main power;
an auxiliary power circuit configured to generate an auxiliary power, wherein the auxiliary power has an auxiliary power operation voltage level and an auxiliary power standby voltage level, and the auxiliary power operation voltage level is higher than the auxiliary power standby voltage level;
an auxiliary power isolation unit coupled to the auxiliary power circuit and configured to receive and output the auxiliary power; and
a micro control unit configured to transmit a cold redundant signal to the main power circuit and the auxiliary power circuit when receiving the cold redundant signal outputted from an external system, and to output a first disable signal and a second disable signal to the main power isolation unit and the auxiliary power isolation unit respectively,
wherein the main power circuit reduces the main power from the main power operation voltage level to the main power standby voltage level, and simultaneously the auxiliary power circuit reduces the auxiliary power from the auxiliary power operation voltage level to the auxiliary power standby voltage level, in response to the cold redundant signal,
wherein the main power isolation unit is disabled according to the first disable signal, and simultaneously the auxiliary power isolation unit is disabled according to the second disable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,766

CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A power adapter, comprising:a first rectifier, configured to rectify an input alternating current and to output a voltage with a first pulsating waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the voltage with the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
a transformer, having a primary winding, a plurality of secondary windings and an auxiliary winding, wherein the transformer is configured to output a plurality of voltages with pulsating waveforms via the plurality of secondary windings according to the modulated voltage with the first pulsating waveform, and to couple the modulated voltage with the first pulsating waveform via the auxiliary winding;
a synthesizing unit, configured to synthesize the plurality of voltages with the pulsating waveforms to output a second alternating current, wherein for each cycle of the second alternating current, an absolute value of a peak voltage of a positive half of the second alternating current is greater than that of a trough voltage of a negative half of the second alternating current;
a first charging interface, coupled to an output end of the synthesizing unit, and configured to apply the second alternating current to a battery in a terminal via a second charging interface of the terminal when the first charging interface is coupled to the second charging interface, in which the second charging interface is coupled to the battery;
a sampling unit, configured to sample a voltage and/or a current at the auxiliary winding to obtain a voltage sampling value and/or a current sampling value; and
a control unit, coupled to the sampling unit and the switch unit respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch unit, and to adjust a duty ratio of the control signal according to the current sampling value and/or the voltage sampling value, such that the second alternating current meets a charging requirement of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,716

LASER DIODE FIRING SYSTEM

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a voltage source;
an inductor;
a plurality of firing circuits connected in parallel and coupled to the voltage source via the inductor, wherein each firing circuit comprises:
a capacitor;
a diode having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the voltage source via the inductor and the second terminal is coupled to the capacitor, wherein the capacitor is charged by the voltage source via the inductor when the diode is forward biased;
a laser diode; and
a transistor coupled to the capacitor and laser diode, wherein turning on the transistor causes the capacitor to discharge through the laser diode thereby causing the laser diode to emit a pulse of light.

US Pat. No. 10,141,661

CONTACT INSERT OF A SPRING FORCE CONNECTION CLAMP AND SPRING FORCE CONNECTION CLAMP CONFIGURED WITH SAID CONTACT INSERT

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A contact insert of a spring force connection clamp comprising:at least one retaining frame;
at least one clamp spring that is mounted in the retaining frame; and
a spring insert that increases a clamping force of the clamp spring is arranged at least within a region that is encompassed by a spring bow of the clamp spring, the spring insert being configured as one piece with the retaining frame,
wherein the clamp spring comprises a clamping limb for fixedly clamping an electrical conductor and also comprises a contacting limb via which the clamp spring is supported on the retaining frame, and wherein the clamping limb is connected via the spring bow to the contacting limb, and
wherein a link that is bent out and protrudes from the retaining frame is provided, the link being configured so as to retain the contacting limb of the clamp spring by including a retaining surface therein that supports the contacting limb of the clamp spring.

US Pat. No. 10,141,604

POLYMER COMPOSITION WITH ELECTROPHILIC GROUPS FOR STABILIZATION OF LITHIUM SULFUR BATTERIES

Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA ...

1. An electrolyte comprising:a polymer that comprises:
a first monomer that is ionically conductive; and
a second monomer that includes an electrophilic group capable of nucleophilic substitution; and
an electrolyte salt;
wherein the polymer comprises:

wherein n is the total number of repeat units;
x is the mole fraction of the PEG monomer component;
k is the number of repeat units in the PEG side chain;
R is selected from the group consisting of —H and -Me; and
RZ is an electrophilic group susceptible to substitution by polysulfide and is selected from the group consisting of 2-chloroethyl, 2-bromoethyl, ?-chloropoly(ethylene glycol), ?-bromopoly(ethylene glycol), ?-methanesulfonatopoly(ethylene glycol), ?-(p-toluenesulfonato)poly(ethylene glycol), and ?-glycidylpoly(ethylene glycol).

US Pat. No. 10,141,106

HEAVY-CURRENT TRANSFORMER HAVING A MULTI-POINT CONTACTING, TRANSFORMER ELEMENT, CONTACT PLATE AND SECONDARY WINDING, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A HEAVY-CURRENT TRANSFORMER

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A heavy-current transformer for a power source in order to provide a welding current to a resistance welding device, said heavy-current transformer comprising at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding with center tapping, wherein at least four contacts are provided to form a multi-point contacting and connected to the heavy-current transformer, said at least four contacts forming four contact faces, wherein the four contacts or the four contact faces form lateral faces of a cube or rectangular-shaped unit,wherein the at one primary winding and the at least one secondary winding are arranged in a series/parallel connection within the Multi-point contacting,
wherein an I-beam of electrically conductive material is provided,
wherein the I-beam comprises a central web, a first recess and a second recess,
wherein a first contact plate and a second contact plate axe arranged outside of the first recess and the second recess, respectively,
wherein the first contact plate and the second contact plate form two contacts of the at least four contacts,
wherein at least one respective ring core is arranged in the first recess and the second recess,
wherein one respective connection of each secondary winding is directly contacted with one inner surface and the first contact plate,
wherein outer surfaces of the I-beam form two additional contacts of the at least four contacts, and
wherein the center tapping of the at least one secondary winding of the heavy-current transformer is connected with the central web of the I-beam.

US Pat. No. 10,141,025

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR ADJUSTING VIDEO PLAYING PROGRESS

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for adjusting video playing progress, comprising:acquiring a keyword inputted by a user;
determining at least one matching keyframe corresponding to the keyword in a target video which includes at least one keyframe;
displaying the at least one matching keyframe;
adjusting displaying progress of the target video to target displaying progress when a selection operation on a keyframe of the at least one matching keyframe is detected, wherein the target displaying progress is displaying progress corresponding to the keyframe as indicated by the selection operation;
extracting the at least one keyframe from the target video;
determining at least one label for each of the at least one keyframe;
establishing a correspondence relation between each keyframe and the at least one label for the keyframe according to the at least one keyframe and the at least one label for each keyframe; and
determining occurrences of each label for the at least one keyframe and deleting a label when the occurrences are greater than a predetermined label number threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,141,015

REFERENCE BLOCK CONFIGURED FOR USE IN A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HEAD SUSPENSION HAVING A LOAD BEAM AND A FLEXURE

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Ka...

1. A reference block for use in a method of manufacturing a head suspension comprising a load beam and a flexure, in which method a tongue, which is used to attach a slider, of a flexure is brought in contact with a convex portion of the load beam and the flexure is laser-welded to the load beam at a first welding spot so that the flexure is bent with respect to the first welding spot to press the tongue against the convex portion under predetermined load, wherein:the reference block comprises a single block and reference pins integral therewith and protruding therefrom, the reference pins having been machined together with the block from a single body of material;
the load beam has at least one positioning reference hole formed therein;
the flexure has at least one positioning reference hole formed therein;
the at least one positioning reference hole of the load beam and the at least one positioning reference hole of the flexure have different positions relative to the first welding spot so as to be apart from each other in a planar direction of the flexure and the load beam;
the at least one positioning reference hole of each of the load beam and the flexure are located within a circular range that is defined around the first welding spot as a center thereof with a radius equal to a distance between the first welding spot and the convex portion, and so that upon laying the flexure and load beam on one another respective said reference pins can be inserted into the at least one positioning reference hole in the load beam and the positioning reference hole in the flexure and the flexure and the load beam are positioned with respect to each other by insertion of the at least one reference pin into the at least one positioning reference hole; and
the reference pins are located at positions on the single block such that the reference pins are simultaneously insertable into the at least one positioning reference hole of the load beam and the at least one positioning reference hole of the flexure that are located within said circular range that is defined around the first welding spot as the center thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,140,643

METHOD FOR ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCT PRICE INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for determining product price information, includingcapturing a data signal including image data, voice data and/or keypad input data, the captured data signal including information related to a price of a product, to a point of retail of the product and to a type of the product;
determining metadata including a geographic position of the capturing and a time of the capturing;
determining a piece of product price information including the type of the product, the price of the product, and the point of retail by analyzing the captured data signal;
determining a probability of correctness of the piece of product price information as credibility data of the piece of product price information, the probability of correctness being based at least in part on signal quality indicating whether noise has degraded the captured data signal and further depending on personal credibility data of a user of a device at which the data signal has been captured, the personal credibility data being derived from at least one of credibility data of information previously provided by the user and information about personal credibility of the user provided by other users; and
including the piece of product price information, the metadata and the respective credibility data into a database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,567

METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag configured to unilaterally detect its own motion relative to an RFID-tag reader, comprising:an antenna;
a rectifier operably coupled to the antenna and configured to rectify a signal transmitted by the RFID-tag reader and provide a corresponding rectified output;
an analog-to-digital converter operably coupled to receive the rectified output and provide a corresponding digitized representation of the rectified output;
a control circuit operably coupled to the analog-to-digital converter and configured to carry out a unilateral motion detection capability by:
dynamically establishing a detection range;
monitoring the digitized representation of the rectified output and comparing the digitized representation to the detection range to thereby determine the RFID tag's own relative movement with respect to the RFID-tag reader; and
upon detecting the relative movement, automatically re-setting a read state of the RFID tag to permit the RFID tag to respond to interrogations of the RFID-tag reader;wherein the control circuit is further configured to selectively enable and disable the unilateral motion detection capability in response to transmitted content received via the antenna as part of an externally-sourced wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,140,325

DATA SOURCE IDENTIFICATION MAPPING IN BLENDED DATA OPERATIONS

BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE...

1. A method comprising:receiving input, at a client interface comprising a graphical display of a client system, selecting a dimension or measure from a primary data set of a plurality of data sets and selecting a dimension or measure from at least one secondary data set of the plurality of data sets to be displayed in a visualization in the client interface, wherein one or more dimensions of the primary data set are linked with one or more dimensions of the secondary data set;
generating a primary data structure model representing the selected dimensions and measures for the primary data set and a secondary data structure model representing the selected dimensions and measures for the secondary data set, wherein each dimension and measure in the primary data structure model and the secondary data structure model includes a local identifier;
assigning a global identifier to each dimension and measure in the primary data structure model and the secondary data structure model;
generating a client query comprising the global identifiers and mapping information between the global identifiers and the local identifiers of the primary and secondary data structure models; and
communicating the client query to a server, wherein the server is configured to perform a data blending operation on each selected dimension of the one or more dimensions of the primary data set that is linked with the one or more dimensions of the secondary data set in response to the input, the primary data set stored in a database external to the server, and wherein the server is further configured to,
in response to the data blending operation, temporarily store in a local memory for a lifecycle of the client query, a resulting data set that is not stored in the database, and
return the resulting data set to the client system for rendering the visualization in the client interface.

US Pat. No. 10,140,032

MULTI-TIER STORAGE SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC POWER MANAGEMENT UTILIZING CONFIGURABLE DATA MOVER MODULES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a storage system comprising at least first and second storage tiers each comprising a plurality of storage devices;
the storage system implementing at least one configurable data mover module adapted to interact with the first and second storage tiers and comprising at least one power management configuration file;
wherein the data mover module alters a manner in which data is moved between the first and second storage tiers based at least in part on a change in state of the power management configuration file;
wherein the data mover module is configurable in at least first and second different modes of operation involving respective first and second different manners of moving data between the first and second storage tiers by storing respective first and second different sets of information in the power management configuration file; and
wherein the first mode of operation utilizes at least one of a different data transfer bandwidth and a different number of threads than the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,139,985

DEFINING, DISPLAYING AND INTERACTING WITH TAGS IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL

Matterport, Inc., Mounta...

1. A method, comprising:facilitating, by a device comprising a processor, navigation of a three-dimensional model of an environment as presented via an interface of the device, wherein the three-dimensional model was generated based on sets of aligned three-dimensional data captured from the environment, and wherein the three-dimensional model is associated with tags at defined points of the three-dimensional model;
rendering, by the device, different representations of the three-dimensional model from different perspectives of a virtual camera relative to the three-dimensional model based on received navigational input;
determining, by the device, a first subset of the tags associated with a higher probability of selection relative to a second subset of the tags; and
displaying, by the device, one or more tag icons in the different representations for one or more tags of the first subset of the tags based on the determining, wherein the displaying comprises displaying the one or more tag icons at spatially aligned positions in the different representations based on one or more defined points of the defined points that the one or more tags are respectively associated with, wherein the one or more tag icons are selectable and wherein selection of the one or more tag icons causes the one or more tags respectively associated therewith to be rendered by the device.

US Pat. No. 10,139,815

CHILLER CONTROL DEVICE, CHILLER, AND CHILLER DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A chiller control device included in a chiller, the chiller control device comprising:storage means for storing operation data which is detected at each site in a chiller;
compression means for converting, when the size of the operation data accumulated in the storage means over time increases, the operation data each time a condition corresponding to the type of the operation data is met, and compressing the data size; and
state evaluation means for evaluating the state of the chiller on the basis of the operation data which is converted by the compression means.

US Pat. No. 10,139,680

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a display panel, comprising:forming an alignment film over an entire surface of an array substrate motherboard, wherein the array substrate motherboard comprises at least one array substrate provided with a pad area on each of the array substrate;
cell-assembling the array substrate motherboard with a color filter substrate motherboard to form a display panel motherboard, wherein the color filter substrate motherboard comprises at least one color filter substrate corresponding to the array substrate on the array substrate motherboard;
cutting the display panel motherboard to obtain at least one display panel, wherein the display panel comprises the array substrate and the color filter substrate, and the pad area of the array substrate is exposed from the color filter substrate; and
removing the alignment film on the pad area.

US Pat. No. 10,139,511

STAGGERED SOURCE ARRAY CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A marine seismic acquisition system comprising:a first vessel that follows an inline direction (X);
a first source array (S1) configured to generate first seismic waves; and
a second source array (S2) configured to generate second seismic waves,
wherein
the first and second source arrays are towed by the first vessel parallel to and on either side of the inline direction (X),
a first inline distance (d) between (i) a first center of source (CS1) of the first source array (S1) and (ii) a second center of source (CS2) of the second source array (S2) is different from zero, and
a cross-line distance (L) between the first center of source and the second center of source, along a cross-line direction (Y) perpendicular to the inline direction, is different from zero.

US Pat. No. 10,139,499

RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radiation imaging apparatus, comprising:a sensor configured to convert irradiated radiation into a charge in accordance with a radiation dose;
a switching power supply configured to supply power to at least the sensor;
a readout unit configured to readout a signal corresponding to the charge from the sensor in synchronism with an imaging synchronization signal and a control clock for a switching operation of the switching power supply; and
an adjustment unit configured to adjust a phase of the control clock in each cycle of the imaging synchronization signal so that the timing of the imaging synchronization signal that occurs cyclically is at the same phase with respect to the control clock, wherein
the adjustment unit determines an adjustment amount for the phase based on a difference between an interval of the imaging synchronization signal and an interval of a readout of one line wire by the readout unit.

US Pat. No. 10,139,487

METEOROLOGICAL RADAR SYSTEM AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A meteorological information processing device, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
detect a location and three-dimensional velocity of a rain cloud in an overlapping area of each detectable area detected by at least three radars including a first and second radar that each include a single-polarization radar and at least a third radar that includes a dual-polarization radar based on signals transmitted to the overlapping area from the first, the second and the third radars positioned at different locations respectively; and
detect a characteristic of the rain cloud based on signals from the dual-polarization radar.

US Pat. No. 10,139,443

CIRCUIT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A STATE OF AN INTERLOCK LOOP

CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRON...

1. A circuit apparatus for detecting a state of an electrical interlock loop monitoring at least one high-voltage component, the apparatus comprising:a power connection to a voltage source;
a ground connection to an electrical ground;
a positive connection to a line end of the electrical interlock loop;
a negative connection to a second line end of the interlock loop;
a measuring arrangement for a voltage potential at the negative connection when two mutually different currents flow from the power connection via the negative connection to the ground connection; and
a detector arrangement, including a comparison unit for comparing the two potential measurement of the voltage potential measured at the two respective currents with two predefined potential reference values and configured to ascertain, based on the comparison results of the comparison unit, whether the negative connection is electrically short-circuited with the positive connection, the power connection, or the ground connection, or with none of these connections.

US Pat. No. 10,139,436

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A WIDEBAND CMOS RMS POWER DETECTION SCHEME

Entropic Communications L...

1. A system comprising:a first circuit comprising a first metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor having a gate for receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal via a capacitor and having a drain for outputting a first current that is proportional to a square of a voltage of the RF signal in response to receiving the RF signal; and
a second circuit connected to the first circuit, the second circuit comprising a second MOS transistor having a source for receiving the first current from the first circuit,
wherein the second circuit outputs a voltage proportional to a power of the RF signal received by the first circuit, the output voltage being a function of the first current and a channel resistance of the second MOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,893

SINGLE SUCTION CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A single suction type centrifugal fan comprising:a casing including a scroll;
an impeller built in the casing; and
a motor fixed to the casing,
wherein the casing includes a side plate having a suction port, and a motor fixing side plate to which the motor is fixed so as to directly support the motor, the side plate and the motor fixing side plate being arranged in parallel,
wherein the impeller comprises:
a main plate fixed to a rotation shaft of the motor;
a plurality of blades fixed to the main plate; and
an auxiliary ring fixed to the plurality of blades,
wherein each of the plurality of blades being arranged parallel to the rotation shaft,
wherein a rectifying plate surrounding the rotation shaft in close proximity to the rotation shaft is provided between the motor fixing side plate and the main plate along a line parallel to the rotation shaft,
wherein the rectifying plate is formed of an inclined surface of which an area in a cross section orthogonal to the rotation shaft decreases toward the impeller,
wherein an entire body of the impeller is disposed at a side plate side of the rectifying plate,
wherein a first rectifying plate diameter at one side of the rectifying plate closer to the impeller is smaller than an impeller diameter of the impeller, and
wherein the motor fixing side plate is a flat plate.

US Pat. No. 10,138,595

DISPERSION PROCESSING AIDS FOR THE FORMATION OF A LEATHER MATERIAL

Sustainable Composites, L...

1. A method of forming a leather substrate material comprising:processing a leather material to form leather material particles comprising collagen fiber bundles;
combining the leather material particles with a fluid to form a solution, wherein the collagen fiber bundles of the leather material particles absorb at least a portion of the fluid;
adding a polymer latex to the solution;
adding a dispersion aid to the solution;
causing the collagen fiber bundles to be dispersed in the solution; and
removing at least a portion of the fluid from the solution to form a leather substrate, wherein the leather substrate exhibits a tear resistance of greater than about 20 Newtons when tested in accordance with ASTM D 4704.

US Pat. No. 10,138,592

OPEN MESH SCREEN

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANAD...

1. A screen comprising:a mesh substrate, the mesh substrate having an openness of greater than 30% when viewed at 0° incidence, the mesh substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface comprising a first coating, the first major surface having a first reflectance value, wherein the first reflectance value has an average value of greater than about 10% as measured by an EN410 standard and a diffuse reflection profile at all viewing angles from ?89° to 89° , excluding an angle of direct illumination as measured by a scattering distribution function technique using a Goniometer, wherein the diffuse reflection profile provides a reduction in view through the mesh substrate when viewed from ?89° to 89°.

US Pat. No. 10,138,562

METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF WATER INTO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND CONVERTER

1. A method for conversion of water into hydrogen peroxide, said method comprising generation of corona discharge zone between a rotating electrode formed as a hollow rotor of a centrifugal fan and a fixed electrode, rotation of the rotating electrode relative to an insulation layer of the fixed electrode, applying high voltage AC power to the fixed electrode and conveying a water through the corona discharge zone;characterized in that:the rotating electrode is used for conversion of the water to the water vapor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,331

MATRIX-FREE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES AND RELATED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREOF

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A matrix-free polymer nanocomposite comprising:a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles forming a nanocomposite in the absence of a polymeric matrix,
wherein the polymer brush comprises a multimodal brush configuration having at least two different populations of polymer ligands of different lengths grafted to a nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,161

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING FLUOROPOLYMER COMPOSITES

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A process for manufacturing a fluoropolymer composite, said process comprising:(i) up-concentrating an aqueous latex comprising from 10% to 40% by weight of at least one fluoropolymer comprising recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF) [polymer (VDF)] thereby providing an up-concentrated aqueous latex comprising from 45% to 60% by weight of at least one polymer (VDF);
(ii) contacting one continuous fibre or a bunch of continuous fibres with the up-concentrated aqueous latex thereby forming an impregnated fibrous material;
(iii) squeezing the impregnated fibrous material thereby forming a squeezed fibrous material;
(iv) drying the squeezed fibrous material thereby forming a dried fibrous material;
(v) baking the dried fibrous material at a temperature comprised between 190° C. and 240° C. thereby forming a coated fibrous material;
(vi) cooling the coated fibrous material thereby forming a cooled coated fibrous material;
(vii) optionally, contacting the cooled coated fibrous material with additional up-concentrated aqueous latex and submitting the impregnated fibrous material so provided to sequential steps (iii) to (vi); and
(viii) optionally, repeating step (vii) one or more times.

US Pat. No. 10,138,127

METHOD OF FABRICATING SILICON CARBIDE POWDER

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

1. A method of fabricating silicon carbide powder, the method comprising:preparing a primary material having a first grain size and including silicon carbide particles;
forming a secondary material having a second grain size by mixing the primary material with an additive and by spray-drying the mixture; and
forming the silicon carbide powder having a third grain size by heat-treating the secondary material,
wherein, in the preparing the primary material, the silicon carbide particles are formed by mixing a solid-phase silicon source with a carbon source and heat-treating the mixture at a temperature in a range of 1300° C. to 1400° C. for 30 minutes to 7 hours,
wherein a mixing ratio of carbon to silicon is in a range of 1.3 to 1.8,
wherein the first grain size is in a range of 0.01 ?m to 2 ?m,
wherein, in the forming the second material, the second material is formed by agglomerating the primary material,
wherein the second grain size is in a range of 0.1 ?m to 5 ?m,
wherein, in the heat-treating of the secondary material, the secondary material is heat-treated at a temperature in a range of 1800° C. to 2200° C. for 30 minutes to 20 hours, and
wherein, in the forming the silicon carbide powder, the third grain size increases as the temperature of the heat-treating the second material increases.

US Pat. No. 10,137,972

VESSEL CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC STEERING DEVICE

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A ship characteristic estimating device, comprising:a data outputter configured to output a plurality of parameter data respectively including rotational speed data indicating a rotational speed of a propeller of a ship, and wind velocity vector data indicating a wind velocity vector of wind force that may act on the ship; and
a processor programmed to at least receive the plurality of parameter data outputted from the data outputter, estimate values corresponding to the respective parameter data to be log velocity vectors of the ship, and output the log velocity vectors as first output values,
wherein the rotational speed data included in the plurality of parameter data indicate the same rotational speed,
wherein the wind velocity vector data included in the plurality of parameter data indicate different wind velocity vectors, and
wherein each of the first output values is estimated and outputted as the log velocity vector of the ship when the ship travels at the rotational speed indicated by the rotational speed data.

US Pat. No. 10,137,962

DERAILLEUR WITH DAMPER OF THE CHAIN GUIDE

Campagnolo S.r.l., Vicen...

1. A derailleur of a bicycle gearshift, comprising a fixed body adapted for being mounted on the bicycle, a mobile body associated in a moveable manner with the fixed body, a chain guide mounted in an angularly mobile manner on the mobile body about an axis (X) and adapted to engage a transmission chain, an elastic system between the chain guide and the mobile body to push the chain guide in a predetermined angular direction with respect to the mobile body so as to keep the transmission chain under tension, a damper, between the chain guide and the mobile body to brake angular movements of the chain guide with respect to the mobile body, wherein the damper comprises a first and a second variable volume chamber filled with a damping fluid and in connection with each other through a controlled fluid passage system, wherein the angular movement of the chain guide determines variations in an opposite direction of volume of the first and of the second chamber and consequently a fluid overflow between the first and the second chamber through the controlled fluid passage system, whereinthe damper comprises a dividing body in the mobile body coaxial to the axis (X), mechanically constrained so that each rotation of the dividing body about the axis (X) is accompanied by a translation of the dividing body along the axis (X) itself;
the dividing body is mechanically constrained to the chain guide so as to move together with it in the angular direction about the axis (X); and,
the two first and second chambers are formed in the mobile body, on opposite sides of the dividing body, and thus change volume in the opposite direction when the dividing body moves in the mobile body along the axis (X).

US Pat. No. 10,137,737

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:a sensor; and
a controller configured to control the sensor, obtain motion information of the portable electronic device to detect a motion of at least a part of an arm of a user, switch the portable electronic device to a driving mode based on the obtained motion information, and activate at least one function related to driving from among functions of the portable electronic device,
wherein the motion information comprises at least one of an acceleration of the portable electronic device, a speed of the portable electronic device, and a velocity of the portable electronic device, and
wherein the controller is configured to switch the portable electronic device to the driving mode when a change in a sign of a vertical velocity of the portable electronic device occurs during a preset period of time more than a preset number of times and an average of a vertical speed of the portable electronic device is within a preset speed range during the preset period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,137,720

ILLUMINATED ASSEMBLY

1. An illuminated assembly comprising:a plurality of pages coupled to one another, each said page comprising:
a light-diffusing panel having a panel first surface opposite a panel second surface;
a first sheet having a first sheet front surface opposite a first sheet back surface, said first sheet back surface in overlapping engagement with said panel first surface;
at least one first sheet light transmission portion disposed within said first sheet, said first sheet light transmission portion communicating between said first sheet front and back surfaces; and
a light source operatively coupled to said light-diffusing panel, said light source in an activated condition provides light to said panel first surface;
wherein said light is transmitted from said panel first surface through said first sheet light transmission portion such that said light is viewable by a viewer of said first sheet front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,124

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AS RET KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A method for treating a cancer that exhibits a dysregulation of a RET gene, a RET protein, or expression or activity or level of any of the same, the method comprising:administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof:

wherein:
X1, X2, X3 and X4 are independently CH or N, wherein zero, one or two of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
A is CN;
B is
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(c) hydroxyC2-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros or a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(e) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(f) (R1R2N)C1-C6 alkyl-, wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with OH and wherein R1 and R2 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros);
(g) hetAr1C1-C3 alkyl-, wherein hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and is optionally substituted with one or more independently selected C1-C6 alkyl substituents; or
(i) (hetCyca)C1-C3 alkyl-;
hetCyca- is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from OH, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl-, C1-C6 alkoxy, (C1-C6 alkyl)C(?O)—, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- and fluoro, or wherein hetCyca is substituted with oxo;
Ring D is (i) a saturated 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having two ring nitrogen atoms, or (ii) a saturated 7-9 membered bridged heterocyclic ring having two ring nitrogen atoms and optionally having a third ring heteroatom which is oxygen, wherein each of said rings is optionally substituted with (a) one to four groups independently selected from halogen, OH, C1-C3 alkyl which is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, or C1-C3 alkoxy which is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, (b) a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring, or (c) an oxo group;
E is
(h) Ar1C1-C6 alkyl-,
(j) hetAr2C1-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, or
(l) hetAr2C(?O)—;
Ar1 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), ReRfN— wherein Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, (RpRqN)C1-C6 alkoxy- wherein Rp and Rq are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, and (hetAra)C1-C6 alkyl- wherein hetAra is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-2 ring nitrogen atoms, or Ar1 is a phenyl ring fused to a 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O; and
hetAr2 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S or a 9-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring nitrogen atoms, wherein hetAr2 is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl-(optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), ReRfN— wherein Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, OH, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkoxy- and C3-C6 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,136,762

MODULAR HOLDING BIN HAVING INDIVIDUALLY CONFIGURABLE FOOD HOLDING MODULES

PRINCE CASTLE LLC, Carol...

1. In a modular food holding bin having a plurality of individually addressable and individually controllable food holding units, a computer-implemented method of detecting and controlling the food holding units, the method comprising:transmitting an interrogation message on a line conductor that extends between a controller and a first physical location of a plurality of physical locations in the modular holding bin, wherein a corresponding food holding unit is located at the first physical location and receives the interrogation message;
in response to receiving the interrogation message, the corresponding food holding unit transmitting an address request message onto a first bus, the first bus extending from a master controller of the modular holding bin to the plurality of physical locations in the modular holding bin, the first bus being a multi-master, multi-point communication protocol bus, the address request messaging being transmitted on the first bus to the master controller;
determining, at the master controller, an address assignment for the corresponding food holding unit at the first physical location, in response to receiving the address request message at the master controller; and
transmitting an address assignment message to the corresponding food holding unit at the first physical location, the address assignment message being transmitted onto the first bus by the master controller, and enabling the corresponding food holding unit at the first physical location to thereafter selectively communicate with the master controller.

US Pat. No. 10,136,577

FIXED-LINE TRIMMER HEAD WITH IMPROVED LINE CHANNEL

Shakespeare Company, LLC,...

1. A fixed-line trimmer head for a rotary trimmer device, the trimmer head comprising:a housing operatively attachable to the rotary trimmer device, the housing being rotatable when in use around a central axis of rotation and having a top surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing upward when in use, a bottom surface extending outwardly from the central axis and facing the ground when in use, and a periphery connecting the top surface to the bottom surface;
at least one line channel defined within the housing of the trimmer head having an entrance port recessed within the periphery and an exit port disposed on one of the top and bottom surfaces, wherein the entrance port and the exit port are each located an equal distance from the axis of rotation,
wherein the entrance port recessed within the periphery is defined by a wall extending from the top surface and from the bottom surface, the wall being located at the equal distance from the axis of rotation;
an actuator comprising:
at least one wall defining a slot; and
a pair of biasing members configured to bias the actuator in a direction away from the central axis of the housing; and
a pair of opposed clamps each comprising a post disposed within the slot of the actuator, wherein the posts are configured to slide within the slot, in a direction perpendicular to the actuator movement.
US Pat. No. 10,137,142

TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS CONTAINING A LOW CONCENTRATION OF BENZOYL PEROXIDE IN SUSPENSION IN WATER AND A WATER-MISCIBLE ORGANIC SOLVENT

Dow Pharmaceutical Scienc...

1. An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising about 3.75% w/w benzoyl peroxide, about 5.0% w/w propylene glycol, about 1.2% w/w clindamycin phosphate, about 1.75% w/w carboxyvinyl polymer gelling agent and about 87.8% w/w water.
US Pat. No. 10,136,652

PLANT-BASED COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

GreenStract, LLC, Spring...

1. A method for inhibiting growth of bacteria, fungi or a virus on a substrate, comprising contacting the substrate with an aqueous composition, wherein the aqueous composition comprises:a mixture obtained by (a) allowing water, plant material and an inorganic base to (i) stir at about 10° C. to about 100° C. for about 2 hours to about 4 hours or (ii) stand at about 10° C. to about 100° C. for about 10 minutes to about 8 hours, and (b) removing undissolved solids from the mixture;
0% to about 10 wt % of an alcohol;
about 0.5% to about 15 wt % of the inorganic base;
0% to about 10 wt % of a salt;
0% to about 10 wt % of an acid;
0% to about 10 wt % of an additive; and
about 10 wt % to about 95 wt % of water;whereinthe aqueous composition has a pH of about 13;
the amount of plant material is from about 1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the aqueous composition;
the plant material is corn gluten meal; and
the substrate is soil, sand, wood, rock, paper, skin, a water body, gravel, mud, clay, plant, hair, fabric, metal, glass, porcelain, plastic, concrete, a living animal or a dead animal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,053

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING FUNCTIONALITY OF LIGHTING DEVICES

Cooper Lighting, LLC, Cl...

1. A lighting device control system for controlling one or more lighting devices, the system comprising:a first lighting device comprising:
a communication interface;
an optical radiation source; and
a fixture controller comprising a processor and memory device, wherein the memory device contains programming instructions configured to cause the first lighting device to:
receive, via the communication interface, a signal indicating that a portable electronic device is in a proximate communication range of the communication interface,
receive, via the communication interface, a light operation request from the portable electronic device, wherein the light operation request comprises one or more settings for one or more optical characteristics of light that the optical radiation source may emit,
determine whether the portable electronic device is authorized to cause the optical radiation source to implement the light operation request, and
in response to determining that the portable electronic device is authorized to submit the light operation request, cause the optical radiation source to emit light that exhibits the one or more settings for the one or more optical characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,143,047

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SUPPLY CURRENTS FOR LED CHANNELS

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A lighting control system for generating supply currents for a first LED channel and at least a second LED channel, the system comprisinga first controlled current source for generating a first supply current for the first LED channel based on a first control signal;
a second controlled current source for generating a second supply current for the second LED channel based on a second control signal;
a first signal combiner for generating the first control signal based on a synchronization signal that comprises periodic starting pulses and on a combination of a first magnitude dimming signal and a first pulse dimming signal; and
a second signal combiner for generating the second control signal based on the synchronization signal and on a combination of a second magnitude dimming signal and a second pulse dimming signal; wherein
the first and the second signal combiner are designed such that changes of the respective first and second control signals come into effect only with a respective time offset with respect to one of the starting pulses of the synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 10,143,043

HEATED SEAT BELT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seat belt system comprising:a seat belt comprising a webbing;
a connector tongue connected to the webbing;
a buckle configured to releasably connect with the tongue;
an electric powered heater connected to the webbing; and
electrical circuitry provided on the connector tongue and the buckle to conduct a voltage supply and ground voltage return between a power source and the heater via contacts on the tongue and the buckle when the tongue is connected to the buckle.

US Pat. No. 10,142,956

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR CALLS UNDER ISOLATED E-UTRAN OPERATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (IOPS)

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

5. A Mobility Management Entity (MME) of a sub-access network, which is coupled to a cellular station, comprising:a controller; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, configured to store instructions which, when executed by the controller, cause the controller to perform steps comprising:
in response to the sub-access network not being an Operation for Public Safety (IOPS) network,
receiving a first Attach Request message comprising an IOPS indicator from a mobile communication device via the cellular station, wherein the IOPS indicator indicates that the mobile communication device supports IOPS,
transmitting an authentication information request message comprising the IOPS indicator to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) in response to the first Attach Request message comprising the IOPS indicator,
receiving an authentication information response message comprising encrypted mapping information of an International Mobile Subscriber Identification (IMSI) and a first Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) of the mobile communication device from the HSS,
transmitting a first Attach Accept message comprising the encrypted mapping information to the mobile communication device via the cellular station; and
in response to the sub-access network being the IOPS network,
broadcasting a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) Identification for IOPS via the cellular station,
receiving a second Attach Request message comprising the encrypted mapping information from the mobile communication device via the cellular station,
storing the encrypted mapping information in the non-transitory computer readable storage medium,
transmitting a second Attach Accept message to the mobile communication device via the cellular station without communicating with the HSS,
receiving a second Attach Complete message from the mobile communication device via the cellular station, and
decrypting the encrypted mapping information to determine whether the IMSI is corresponding to a second MSISDN in a call request to the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,766

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING AN ACCESS POINT FOR PERFORMING SERVICES CORRESPONDING TO A CLIENT DEVICE

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A system comprising:at least one device including a hardware processor;
the system being configured to perform operations comprising:
accepting, by a first access point in a first Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), an association request from a client device,
wherein the accepting operation is one of a plurality of operations to complete an association process between the client device and the first access point,
wherein the first access point provides network access to the client device via a wireless connection between the first access point and the client device based on a completion of the association process;
receiving, by the first access point from the client device, a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) request;
transmitting the DHCP request by the first access point to a second access point in a second VLAN different than the first VLAN;
performing, by the second access point, at least a portion of services corresponding to the client device while the client device is associated with the first access point;
wherein the performing operation comprises transmitting, by the second access point to a DHCP server, the DHCP request from the client device;
wherein the DHCP server assigns an Internet Protocol (IP) address, corresponding to the second VLAN associated with the second access point, to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,703

COMMUNICATION SERVICE METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a camera configured to capture live video data of an image containing an object having portions that include prescribed feature points;
an input operable by a user to provide a setting identifying whether additional image data is to be used with the captured video data;
a communicator configured to transmit to a server a user ID, the video data captured by the camera, and, for storage at the server, the setting of whether additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to receive from the server video data and additional image data selectively superposed onto a portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points, the additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points when the setting stored at the server identifies that additional image data is to be used with the video data; and
a display configured to display the received video data superposed with the received additional image data, the received additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the displayed object within the received video data if the setting stored at the server identifies that the additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to display the received video data without the superposed additional image data if the setting stored at the server does not identify that the additional image data is to be used with the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,658

METHOD OF DECODING MOVING PICTURES IN INTRA PREDICTION

IBEX PT HOLDINGS CO., LTD...

1. A method of decoding an image, the method comprising:deriving, via an intra-predictor, an intra prediction mode;
generating, via the intra-predictor, reference pixels on an unavailable position if there exist unavailable reference pixels of a current block;
determining, via the intra-predictor, whether reference pixels of the current block are filtered or not based on the derived intra prediction mode and a block size of the current block;
filtering the reference pixels of the current block using a filter if it is determined that the reference pixels of the current block are filtered, wherein two or more filters are used based on the block size of the current block such that a filter with a broad bandwidth is applied to a large block; and
generating, via the intra-predictor, a prediction block of the current block according to the derived intra prediction mode of the current block and the reference pixels,
wherein the filter is selected based on the block size of the current block and a difference between reference pixels, and
wherein the reference pixels of the current block are not filtered when the reconstructed intra-prediction mode of the current block is a horizontal or vertical mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED VIDEO OPERATIONS

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A computerized method of generating video byproducts comprising:defining a plurality of macroblocks, wherein the plurality of macroblocks overlay a scene to be reported;
recording a plurality of images of the scene;
comparing motion of an object between a plurality of images by comparing a change in position of a macroblock that overlays the object;
recording the motion as a byproduct by recording a number of pixels of change in position of the macroblock;
measuring a magnitude of change in position of the macroblock; and
implementing a motion map having a plurality of motion map entries synchronized with the plurality of macroblocks of a corresponding video frame.

US Pat. No. 10,142,524

CAMERA ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A camera assembly, comprising:a housing having a first sliding groove;
a camera component provided inside the housing and slidable along the first sliding groove, wherein the camera component is configured to switch between a first state and a second state by the guide of the PUSH-PUSH component when receiving a press operation; and
a press-type PUSH-PUSH component provided inside the housing, wherein both ends of the PUSH-PUSH component are connected to the housing and the camera component, respectively;
wherein the first state comprises protruding from the housing, and the second state comprises retracting inside the housing;
wherein the PUSH-PUSH component comprises:
a heart-shaped sliding groove fixedly connected in parallel to the camera component, wherein the heart-shaped sliding groove comprises a heart-shaped closed sliding groove comprising:
a first arch sliding groove having a first top end and a first tail end;
a second arch sliding groove having a second top end and a second tail end that meet with the first top end and the first tail end respectively to form a first recess and a second recess;
a hook element having a tail connected to the housing and a head disposed in the heart-shaped sliding groove;
an elastic component disposed between the housing and the heart-shaped sliding groove, wherein the elastic component is configured to provide a push force to the heart-shaped sliding groove along a direction from the tail to the head; and
wherein the heart-shaped sliding groove is configured to slide along the direction from the tail to the head of the hook element or from the head to the tail of the hook element.

US Pat. No. 10,142,479

CALL MAPPING SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING VARIANCE ALGORITHM (VA) AND/OR DISTRIBUTION COMPENSATION

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for handling contacts and agents in a contact center system comprising:identifying, by at least one computer processor configured to operate in the contact center system, a plurality of contacts with an order according to an initial normalized ranking, wherein each of the plurality of contacts is waiting in a queue in the contact center system for connection to one of a plurality of agents assigned to the queue in the contact center system;
rescaling, by the at least one computer processor, the initial normalized ranking of the plurality of contacts while maintaining the order of the plurality of contacts and maintaining the plurality of agents assigned to the queue in the contact center system, such that the plurality of agents assigned to the queue are available for connection to one of the plurality of contacts waiting in the queue, wherein the rescaling changes an expected waiting time of at least one contact of the plurality of contacts for connection to one of the plurality of agents assigned to the queue in the contact center system; and
establishing, by the at least one computer processor, in a switch of the contact center system, a connection between one of the at least one contact and the one of the plurality of agents based upon the rescaled ranking of the plurality of contacts to optimize performance of the contact center system attributable to the rescaled ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,142,394

GENERATING RISK PROFILE USING DATA OF HOME MONITORING AND SECURITY SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a premises management device located at a premises;
a touchscreen device located at the premises, wherein the touchscreen device is in communication with the premises management device, wherein the touchscreen device is configured to output a plurality of user interfaces, and wherein the plurality of user interfaces enable control of functions of the premises management device and access to data associated with the premises management device; and
a premises management server in communication with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device, wherein the premises management server is located external to the premises, wherein the premises management server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device, wherein the premises management server is configured to:
receive behavioral data associated with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device,
generate, based on the behavioral data, a risk score, and
cause output of the risk score.

US Pat. No. 10,142,392

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:polling, by a client device and via an unreliable protocol, a status server to determine availability of data associated with the client device;
after polling the status server, receiving, via the unreliable protocol, a notification from the status server indicating that there is available data available to the client device;
after receiving the notification, sending, by the client device, to a system server, and via a reliable protocol, a request for the available data; and
receiving, from the system server and via the reliable protocol, the available data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,388

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING MEDIA DATA

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method for transmitting media data, wherein a sending device sending the media data and a receiving device receiving the media data are currently located in a same wireless network, the method comprising:using, by the sending device, one of wireless networks of multiple available frequency bands to perform media data transmission;
acquiring, by the sending device, information about transmission mode switching, and determining, according to the information about transmission mode switching, whether to switch the wireless network;
in response to determining, by the sending device, to switch the wireless network for transmission, switching the wireless network for performing data transmission to a wireless network of another frequency band in the multiple available frequency bands, and acquiring, by the sending device, the frequency band of the wireless network that is obtained after the switching; and
determining, by the sending device, whether a center frequency of the frequency band of the wireless network after the switching is greater than a threshold, and when yes, setting a media data encoding mode of the sending device to non-compression, and sending, by the sending device, media data that is not compressed to the receiving device; or
when the center frequency of the frequency band of the wireless network after the switching is not greater than the threshold, setting a media data encoding mode of the sending device to compression, and sending, by the sending device, media data that is compressed to the receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,135

WIRELESS BACKHAUL

Maxlinear Asia Singapore ...

1. A receiver comprising:a feedforward circuit comprising a first adaptive filter;
a feedback circuit comprising a second adaptive filter, wherein the feedback circuit is operable to adjust a current symbol according to phase recovery information; and
a phase recovery circuit comprising a third adaptive filter, wherein the phase recovery circuit is operable to generate the phase recovery information according to an output from the feedforward circuit, and wherein one or more taps of the third adaptive filter are based on one or more taps of the second adaptive filter.

US Pat. No. 10,141,750

BATTERY APPARATUS WITH VOLTAGE-BALANCING CONTROL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Cyber Power Systems Inc.,...

1. A battery apparatus with voltage-balancing control, comprising:multiple series-connected batteries connected in series to a DC (Direct Current) interface, and charged thereto and discharging therefrom via the DC interface;
a voltage-balancing module having a processor, multiple voltage-balancing control circuits and multiple voltage detection circuits; and
a voltage detection cable assembly having multiple voltage detection cables and a ground cable;
wherein
the voltage-balancing module detects voltage of the multiple series-connected batteries by virtue of the multiple voltage detection cables and the ground cable;
each voltage detection circuit serves to detect a voltage value Vn of a respective one of the series-connected batteries;
the processor of the voltage-balancing module calculates an allowable discharge control parameter Duty of each battery and controls a corresponding voltage-balancing circuit to perform battery discharge of the battery according to the allowable discharge control parameter Duty for voltage of the series-connected batteries to be balanced, and equation for calculating the allowable discharge control parameter Duty of each battery is given by:
Duty=Kp*Vdiff1+Ki*V(t)
where
Duty is a time duration while battery discharge of the corresponding battery is continuously activated and is controllable through pulse width modulation (PWM);
Kp and Ki are engineering parameters;
equation for calculating a first voltage difference value Vdiff1 is: Vdiff1=Vn?Vref1;
equation for calculating a voltage value at a time t, V(t), is: V(t)=?0tVdiff 2;
equation for calculating a second voltage difference value Vdiff2 is: Vdiff2=Vn?Vref2; and
Vref1 and Vref2 are a first reference voltage value and a second reference voltage value respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,141,676

EXTENDER MODULE FOR MODULAR CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An extender module for a connector, comprising:a pair of elongated signal conductors having a first end and a second end, each signal conductor of the pair comprising a first mating contact portion at the first end and a second mating contact portion at the second end;
wherein the first and second mating contact portions of each signal conductor extend along a direction parallel to a direction in which the signal conductor is elongated, and
wherein:
the first mating contacts of the signal conductors are positioned along a first line;
the second mating contacts of the signals conductors are positioned along a second line; and
the first line is orthogonal to the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,666

SUPPORT OF AN ELECTRONIC UNIT, ELECTRICAL DEVICE COMPRISING SAME AND ELECTRIC MACHINE COMPRISING THE SAID ELECTRICAL DEVICE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A support of an electronic unit, configured to be integrated into a housing to support a first electronic unit and to allow electrical connection between the first electronic unit and a second electronic unit situated opposite, via at least one electrical connection element, the support comprising:an open cavity for receiving the first electronic unit;
a hollow column into which the at least one electrical connection element is inserted, the hollow column extending from the open cavity and being configured to communicate with the open cavity at a first end of the hollow column; and
a channel comprising an end communicating with a bottom of the open cavity and another end communicating with a lateral wall of the hollow column,
wherein the support of the electronic unit receives an insulating material that embeds the first electronic unit, and
wherein the hollow column is filled with the insulating material by way of the channel, the channel forming a filling element for the hollow column.

US Pat. No. 10,141,347

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate comprising:a plurality of gate lines;
a plurality of first data lines, parallel to a short side of the array substrate;
a plurality of second data lines, parallel to a long side of the array substrate;
a first integrated circuit, arranged in a short-side frame;
wherein the plurality of the second data lines are configured for connecting the first integrated circuit with the plurality of the first data lines; the first integrated circuit transmits data signal to the plurality of first data lines through the plurality of second data lines;
wherein an amount of the plurality of gate lines is same as an amount of the plurality of second data lines and both of them are m, and an amount of the plurality of first data lines is n;
wherein m>n, n second data lines of the m second data lines are connected to the n first data lines in one-to-one correspondence, and remaining second data lines are suspended.

US Pat. No. 10,141,266

METHOD OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor package structure, comprising:providing a release member that has opposing top and bottom surfaces;
forming a plurality of first conductive pads and a plurality of second conductive pads on the top surface of the release member;
disposing a semiconductor component on the first conductive pads and electrically connecting the semiconductor component to the first conductive pads, forming a plurality of conductive elements on the second conductive pads, each of the conductive elements having opposing first and second ends, and forming on the top surface of the release member a package body having opposing first and second surfaces and encapsulating the semiconductor component and the conductive elements, with the first and second conductive pads exposed from the first surface of the package body, and the second ends of the conductive elements exposed from the second surface of the package body; and
after forming the conductive elements on the second conductive pads, removing the release member.

US Pat. No. 10,141,094

MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR INDUCTIVE OUTLET

POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD...

1. A mounting arrangement for securing a wireless power outlet having a primary inductive coil and components to an underside of a surface, the mounting arrangement comprising:an electronics housing configured for containing the components therein;
a closed coil basin containing therein the primary inductive coil configured to be spaced apart from said electronics housing;
a lid configured to cover the coil basin; and
a heat sink that is thermally connected to the primary inductive coil by a flexible thermal conductor and is configured to expel thermal energy,
wherein the coil basin is spaced apart into an aperture formed within the surface, and
wherein said heat sink comprises a base and a heat rejector thermally connected thereto by said flexible thermal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,140,869

RADIO APPARATUS, PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROCESSING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio apparatus that can be mounted in a vehicle, comprising:a receiver that receives, from another radio apparatus, a packet signal that includes at least second positional information of another vehicle in which the another radio apparatus is mounted; and
a computer programmed to:
acquire first positional information of the vehicle in which the radio apparatus is mounted;
provisionally determine collision or non-collision between the vehicle and the another vehicle on the basis of the first positional information and the second positional information included in the packet signal, the provisional determination for the vehicle and the another vehicle being repeatedly made at a predetermined frequency;
collect two or more provisional determination results; and
determine collision or non-collision between the vehicle and the another vehicle based on the collected provisional determination results to generate information on the determination for a user of the radio apparatus,
wherein the computer is further programmed to change a determination result to collision when the computer determines N times in succession that the vehicle and the another vehicle collide with each other after the computer determines that the vehicle and the another vehicle do not collide with each other,
wherein the computer is further programmed to change the determination result to non-collision when the computer determines M times in succession that the vehicle and the another vehicle do not collide with each other after the computer determines that the vehicle and the another vehicle collide with each other, and
wherein N is smaller than M.

US Pat. No. 10,140,855

ENHANCED TRAFFIC DETECTION BY FUSING MULTIPLE SENSOR DATA

ITERIS, INC., Santa Ana,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving input data representing a field of view of a roadway at or near a traffic intersection, the input data including data collected from a first sensor, and data collected from a second sensor;
analyzing the input data within a computing environment in one or more data processing modules executed in conjunction with at least one specifically-configured processor, the one or more data processing modules configured to fuse the data from the first sensor with the data from the second sensor, by
identifying a first object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the first sensor, and a second object detection zone in the field of view from the data collected from the second sensor,
selecting a plurality of boundary points in the first object detection zone, and a plurality of points in the second object detection zone that correspond to the boundary points in the first detection zone,
estimating a transformation matrix for a planar area comprising the field of view by mapping the plurality of points in a plane of the road roadway as seen by the second sensor, to the plurality of boundary points in a plane of the roadway as seen by the first sensor to correct a perspective distortion between the data collected by the first sensor and the data collected by the second sensor to transpose the first object detection zone onto the second object detection zone to create a combined detection zone, by applying the selected points that correspond to the plurality of boundary points to calibrate arbitrary planar coordinates between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone, and mapping a plurality of vectors representing common data points to transform the arbitrary planar coordinates to find an equivalent zone location and an equivalent shape between the first object detection zone and the second object detection zone; and
evaluating one or more attributes of the combined detection zone to detect an object in the field of view of the roadway.

US Pat. No. 10,140,565

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING INTERNAL MAGNETIC STRIPE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a card frame having a card inlay and a card housing;
a pocket formed in at least one of the card inlay or the card housing;
a magnetic stripe disposed inside the pocket; and
a stripe indicator located on an exterior surface of the card frame.

US Pat. No. 10,140,360

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS

Thomson Reuters Global Re...

6. A method for an online legal research system, the method comprising:storing data structures associated with corresponding users in a subscriber database, each data structure being logically associated with user selected or defined content, and being associated with a user data file comprising one or more of predictive text data, user preferences, or user usage habits;
providing a graphical user interface including a user search interface having a set of pre-search filter input boxes designed to delimit databases from the plurality of databases and a text entry box for defining a query;
expanding the box in response to receiving text defining a query;
prior to running a search based on the query, automatically identifying and selecting an appropriate at least one database based at least in part on inputs received via the user search interface and not on a set of query results, the appropriate database identified from a plurality of databases, wherein the appropriate at least one database from the plurality of databases is selected based on a predictive text analysis of a set of inputs received via the set of pre-search filter input boxes, the inputs comprising textual input entered by the user from the pre-search filter input boxes;
wherein the predictive text analysis is based in part on the one or more of predictive text data, user preferences, or user usage habits stored in the user data file and accessed from the data structures in the subscriber database; and
automatically searching an appropriate at least one database from the plurality of databases of the legal research system in response to the query without the user identifying the at least one database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,014

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR ACTIVATING APPLICATION BASED ON HANDWRITING INPUT

Pantech Inc., Seoul (KR)...

1. A method for controlling an application based on a handwriting input, the method comprising:displaying a first screen on a touch screen display of a terminal;
determining an occurrence of a communication event associated with an application, the communication event occurring while displaying the first screen;
displaying a notification indicating the communication event on the touch screen display in response to the determination while displaying the first screen;
activating, in response to the determination, a handwriting recognition module to recognize a handwriting input to be associated with the application when displaying the notification;
receiving the handwriting input on the touch screen display of the terminal;
recognizing the handwriting input received on the touch screen display of the terminal;
determining a symbol corresponding to the handwriting input;
associating the symbol with a function of the application; and
processing the associated symbol through the application.

US Pat. No. 10,139,933

COLOR CONTROL OF TRACE OF DISPLAY DEVICE CONTROL PEN ON DISPLAY DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A display device control pen, comprising:at least one detachable accessory, wherein the detachable accessory comprises an electronic component; and
a pen body detachably assembled with the detachable accessory, the pen body comprising:
at least one variable-voltage circuit, wherein the electronic component is electrically connected to the variable-voltage circuit and varies a voltage value of the variable-voltage circuit when the detachable accessory is assembled to the pen body;
a signal generating unit coupled to the variable-voltage circuit and configured to generate a color signal based on the varied voltage value; and
a signal transmitter coupled to the signal generating unit and configured to transmit the color signal to a display device, such that the display device is enabled to display a color on a trace formed by the pen body according to the color signal.

US Pat. No. 10,139,829

USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING OBJECT-BASED INDICATIONS IN AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SYSTEM

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An autonomous driving system of a vehicle, the autonomous driving system comprising:a first display configured to provide an indicator identifying whether the autonomous driving system is engaged in an autonomous mode;
a second display configure to display navigation functionality of the autonomous driving system;
an object detection system configured to detect object information of one or more objects in proximity to the vehicle, the object detection system including at least one of a laser, a camera, radar and sonar;
a vehicle control system configured to control one or more of braking, acceleration, steering and signaling of the vehicle while in the autonomous mode;
a user input device configured to receive input regarding the autonomous mode; and
one or more processors operatively coupled to the first display, the second display, the object detection system, the vehicle navigation system, and the user input device, the one or more processors being configured to:
receive detected object information of the one or more objects from the object detection system;
identify a position and speed of a given one of the one or more objects relative to a current position and speed of the vehicle based on the received detected object information;
generate a notification image corresponding to one or more peripheral areas external to the vehicle;
update the notification image by modifying at least one peripheral area of the notification image when a first threshold condition of the identified position and speed of the given object relative to the current position and speed of the vehicle is met;
cause the updated notification image to be displayed on either the first display or the second display;
generate a warning indicator for the given object when a second threshold condition of the identified position and speed of the given object relative to the current position and speed of the vehicle is met; and
cause the updated notification image and the warning indicator to be displayed on either the first display or the second display, the warning indicator being displayed separate from the updated notification image.

US Pat. No. 10,139,788

REMOTE DATA ANALYTICS TO PREDICT SYSTEM COMPONENTS OR DEVICE FAILURE

Honeywell International I...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors operably connected to the memory, the one or more processors configured to:
receive data collected from a field device or a process in a process facility system;
compute a pairwise correlation of parameters from the collected data indicating a strength and a direction of an interaction between each pair of parameters;
filter the parameters with the pairwise correlation having the strength and the direction outside of a range;
detect an anomaly based on the filtered parameters for an unsupervised failure of the field device or the process, wherein the unsupervised failure is a failure that is not monitored by alarms with an alarm;
detect a leading indicator based on the filtered parameters for a supervised failure of the field device or the process, wherein the supervised failure is a failure monitored with the alarm; and
monitor current data collected from the process facility system for the anomaly and the leading indicator before a future unsupervised failure or a future supervised failure occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,139,741

CHARGE TRANSPORT SUBSTANCE, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR, ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. An electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising:a conductive support; and
at least a photosensitive layer formed over the support, wherein the photosensitive layer comprises:
a positional-isomer mixture consisting of isomers each represented by formula (2); and
oxytitanium phthalocyanine having a crystal form which, when examined by X-ray powder diffractometry using a CuK? characteristic X-ray line, gives a spectrum which shows diffraction peaks at Bragg angles (2?±0.2°) of at least 24.1° and 27.2:

wherein R9 and R10 each independently represent an alkyl group, and R11 to R17 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or an alkoxy group, and n2 represents an integer of 2-5, and 1 and m each independently represent an integer of 1-5, and
wherein the isomers are two or more positional isomers selected from the group consisting of:
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the ortho position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2);
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the ortho position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2); and
an isomer in which a substitution position of —OR9 is the para position and a substitution position of —OR10 is the para position, with respect to the styryl group in formula (2).

US Pat. No. 10,139,706

BAYONET LENS MOUNTS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A bayonet mounting system comprising:an interchangeable component; and
a housing having a cylindrical opening with a sealing surface on a radially inward facing surface and a frustoconical surface that tappers radially outwardly from the radially inward facing surface at the cylindrical opening, the frustoconical surface being configured to radially compress at least a portion of a resilient member during attachment of the interchangeable component to the housing, the housing also having a groove extending radially outward of at least a portion of the frustoconical surface configured to retain the interchangeable component to the housing in a bayonet latching fashion; and
at least one resilient member retainable within a circumferentially extending channel in a radially outward facing surface of the interchangeable component, configured to seal the radially outward facing surface to the radially inward facing surface, wherein the at least one resilient member includes a first O-ring, and further comprising a second O-ring seated in a separate circumferential channel of the interchangeable component from the first O-ring, wherein the first and second O-rings are both on an opposite side of the groove from the frustoconical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,686

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first signal lines and a plurality of second signal lines on the substrate, the plurality of first signal lines being arranged in parallel in a first layer and the plurality of second signal lines being also arranged in parallel in a second layer, the plurality of first signal lines being intersected with and insulated from the plurality of second signal lines;
a plurality of pixel regions each of which is defined collectively by every two adjacent first signal lines and every two adjacent second signal lines; and
common electrodes located within each respective pixel region defined by the adjacent first signal lines and the adjacent second signal lines,
wherein a plurality of first common electrode compensation lines are provided, each of which is provided within each respective pixel region which corresponds to a pixel with a lowest transmittance and is directly in physical electrically connection with a corresponding common electrode within the pixel region;
wherein the first common electrode compensation line is insulated from both the first signal lines and the second signal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,139,669

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An electro-optical device comprising:a pair of substrates;
first opening components that stipulate sizes and positions of opening sections of pixels in one of the pair of substrates; and
second opening components that stipulate sizes and positions of opening sections of the pixels in the other of the pair of substrates,
wherein positions of the second opening components of the other substrate are corrected with positions of the first opening components of the one substrate set as references, so as to gradually become more shifted in a direction that runs from a core of a pixel region, in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, toward an edge section of the pixel region, in accordance with separation from a core side of the pixel region.

US Pat. No. 10,139,647

CAMERA LENS SUSPENSION WITH LIMITER

Hutchinson Technology Inc...

1. A suspension assembly, comprising:a support member including a wire attach structure;
a moving member coupled to the support member, including:
a plate;
flexure arms extending from the plate and coupled to the support member; and
a wire attach structure;
a bearing supporting the plate of the moving member for movement with respect to the support member;
a shape memory alloy wire coupled to and extending between the wire attach structures of the support member and the moving member; and
a limiter to limit a range of movement of the moving member with respect to the support member, the limiter is separate from the bearing, the limiter including:
an opening in one of the moving member plate and the support member, wherein the opening has a first diameter; and
a stop on the other of the moving member plate and the support member, the stop including an engagement portion extending into the opening, wherein the engagement portion has a second diameter that is less than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,614

MICROSCOPE SYSTEM AND MICROSCOPY METHOD USING DIGITAL MARKERS

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A microscope system comprising:a microscope for generating a microscopic image of an area of observation to be studied;
a camera for recording image-based information on the area of observation to be studied and for generating a digital image of the area of observation to be studied;
a storage and evaluation unit connected to the microscope and the camera for detecting parameter settings of the microscope associated with image information,
a display for rendering visible the digital image of the area of observation to be studied, and
an input device connected to the storage and evaluation unit and to the display, the input device configured to embed digital markers for marking observed objects in the digital image when the digital image is displayed on the display,
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is designed to select and store information on each digital marker to associate the digital marker with a position of the observed object in the area of observation and in the digital image of the area of observation at a later point in time, the digital marker is embedded at a location in the digital image characterized by the image information, and
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is configured to evaluate the area of observation periodically by image processing algorithms and synchronize the position of the digital markers to the position of the observed object in an event of changes in the observed object in the area of observation or in an event of movement of the microscope,
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is configured to analyze the image information contained in the digital image in the vicinity of a respective marker describe the image information with respect to characteristic features, associate the characteristic features with the respective marker and store the association such that it is retrievable;
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is designed to detect the parameter settings of zoom and focus of the microscope, and
the storage and evaluation unit is embodied such that the position of the marker in the area of observation can be associated again at a later point in time with the position of the originally marked observed object in the area of observation and the position of the marker and hence of the marked observed object in the area of observation can be followed over time, and
the storage and evaluation unit is designed to analyze image information in the vicinity of the respective digital marker with the aid of feature descriptors and describe it on the basis of characteristic features.

US Pat. No. 10,139,599

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY FOR A WIDE FIELD OF VIEW CAMERA WITH LOW TV DISTORTION

Navitar Industries, LLC, ...

1. An aspheric lens element for an optical assembly of a wide field of view point action camera, comprising an optical material including at least one aspheric surface that is configured to compensate for astigmatism error within an optical assembly, and wherein said at least one aspheric surface includes a first surface that includes an approximately 30 microns or less sag and an approximately 25 microns/millimeter or less aspheric sag slope across said first surface, andwherein the first surface comprises approximately 6-30 microns sag and approximately 7-25 microns/millimeter aspheric sag slope across said first surface, and
wherein the first surface comprises a radius of curvature between approximately 8-10 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,139,555

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a back plate comprising a base plate and at least one side wall, wherein an accommodation space is defined by the base plate and the side wall together;
a frame, at least a portion of which is accommodated in the accommodation space defined by the base plate and the side wall, wherein the frame comprises at least one side surface arranged opposite to the at least one side wall of the back plate;
wherein a plurality of clamping hooks is arranged on the side surfaces of the frame, and a plurality of matching parts is arranged on the side wall of the back plate and in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of clamping hooks; each of the clamping hooks comprises a first portion connected to the side surface of the frame and a second portion formed by bending and extending the first portion, and each of the matching parts comprises a hook hole portion and a retainer portion arranged around the hook hole portion; the first portion of each clamping hook is capable of being inserted into the hook hole portion of the corresponding matching part, such that the second portion of the clamping hook is clamped by and fixed with the retainer portion of the corresponding matching part;
the retainer portion comprises a first retainer arranged parallel to a side surface of the frame, and a second retainer arranged vertical to the side surface of the frame and parallel to an extending direction of the second portion of the corresponding clamping hook; and
the first retainer is arranged between the second portion of the corresponding clamping hook and the side surface of the frame, and configured to position the corresponding clamping hook in the extending direction of the second portion and in a direction vertical to the side surface of the frame; the second retainer is arranged on a side of the second portion of the corresponding clamping hook that is close to or away from the base plate of the back plate, and configured to position the corresponding clamping hook in a direction vertical to the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,502

CALIBRATING TIME IN PET DEVICE

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method of calibrating time in a Positron Emission Computed Tomography (PET) device, the method comprising:determining a rising edge slope of an electrical signal corresponding to a photon which is detected by a detector of the PET device when the PET device is used to scan a part of a subject to be examined;
determining a time shift corresponding to the rising edge slope based on a correspondence between the rising edge slope and the time shift;
calibrating time information of the photon based on the time shift; and
reconstructing a PET image of the part of the subject to be examined based on the calibrated time information of the photon.

US Pat. No. 10,139,501

BORON COATED STRAWS FOR NEUTRON DETECTION WITH PIE-SHAPED CROSS-SECTION

1. An improved boron-coated straw detector system comprising a boron-coated straw having a diameter and a plurality of septa extending radially inward from an inner surface of the straw, each septum having a boron-coating on two sides and a length of about 0.25 times the straw diameter or less, wherein each septum is within about 5% difference in length.

US Pat. No. 10,139,152

REFRIGERATOR COMPRISING A DRAWER

ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI, ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a body wherein foodstuffs and beverages are placed;
a protector plate placed into the body, the protector plate having a front side, a rear side, a left side and a right side;
at least one drawer that is placed under the protector plate, wherein fruits and vegetables are placed;
a separator plate that is disposed over the protector plate and that has more than one hole enabling air delivered to the protector plate to at least partially reach the drawer;
a pair of claws extending downwards from the protector plate, disposed on the left side and the right side of the protector plate to grasp a left side and a right side of the separator plate, respectively;
a retainer disposed on the front side of the protector plate extending downward from the protector plate, the retainer retaining a front side of the separator plate;
an extension disposed at the rear side of the protector plate to grasp a rear side of the separator plate that is removably seated between a bottom surface of the protector plate and the extension at the rear side, the pair of claws on the left side and the right side;
a ceiling integrated with the protector plate and that is situated above the separator plate so that there is a distance between the separator plate and the ceiling; and
at least one air blowing opening directing cold air to enter between the ceiling and the separator plate and to be partially delivered to the drawer under the separator plate from the holes on the separator plate, characterized by the ceiling produced as a single piece with the protector plate and by the separator plate mounted detachably under the ceiling.

US Pat. No. 10,139,126

AIRBORNE NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

University of Dammam, Da...

1. An airborne noise reduction device, comprising:a fixed-volume container having a top side and a bottom side, two opposing flat ends, and two opposing symmetrical outwardly-extending non-flat sides;
an inlet port located on the bottom side and configured to face into a first room;
an outlet port located on the top side and configured to face into a return air system;
a diverter within an inside chamber centrally mounted to the two opposing flat ends of the fixed-volume container, wherein a diameter of the diverter is greater than a diameter of the top side and greater than a diameter of the bottom side, and wherein the diverter extends into the two opposing symmetrical outwardly-extending non-fiat sides; and
acoustic insulative material affixed to surfaces of the two opposing flat ends, the two opposing symmetrical non-flat sides, and the diverter within the inside chamber,
wherein a combination of a geometry of the fixed-volume container and an absorption coefficient of the acoustic insulative material is configured to reduce an apparent sound index value of a sound source emanating from a second room connected to the return air system and received into the first room.

US Pat. No. 10,139,070

LIGHT MODULE FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle headlight or other headlight, wherein the light module comprises:one or more light sources, which is/are arranged on a light source carrier;
at least one auxiliary optical unit which is configured to be fastened on the light source carrier by an auxiliary optical unit carrier such that the one or more light sources, the light source carrier, the at least one auxiliary optical unit, and the auxiliary optical unit carrier form a light source assembly;
a secondary optical unit, which is arranged behind the at least one auxiliary optical unit, in the light exit direction, and is held by a secondary optical unit carrier;
an assembly carrier to which the light source assembly is configured to be fastened;
at least one clamping screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be detachably clamped between the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier, wherein, in a detached state of the at least one clamping screw, in which the at least one clamping screw is detached only so far that the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier are still connected to one another, the light source assembly is displaceable substantially parallel to the assembly carrier, and wherein the at least one clamping screw directly connects the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier to one another such that the at least one clamping screw does not extend through the light source assembly; and
at least one locking screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be fixed relative to the assembly carrier, wherein the at least one locking screw fasten the light source assembly on the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier, and wherein the at least one locking screw extends through a back side of the assembly carrier, through an assigned locking-screw opening in the assembly carrier, and through an assembly opening of the light source assembly, and is configured to be screwed into a corresponding locking-screw thread in the secondary optical unit carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,055

FLUORESCENCE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE WITH PERIODIC STRUCTURE HAVING AN ASPECT RATIO OF 0.5 TO 0.9 AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kai...

1. A fluorescence light source device comprising a fluorescence member that is formed from a phosphor composed of single crystal or polycrystal and excited by excitation light, whereinthe fluorescence member has a surface provided with a periodic structure layer made of a high refractive index material having a refractive index of not less than a refractive index of the fluorescence member, the periodic structure layer has a surface with a periodic structure having a periodic array of conical or truncated projections and formed by an etching process, and the periodic structure has an aspect ratio, which is a ratio of a height of the projections to a pitch, within a range of 0.5 to 0.9,
the projections that constitute the periodic structure in the periodic structure layer are formed on a thin film part that covers the surface of the fluorescence member, with the thickness of the thin film part being not more than 0.4 ?m,
the fluorescence member has a back surface, opposite side of the surface with the periodic structure layer, the back surface provided with a light reflection film, and
the surface roughness Ra of the back surface is not more than 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,138,659

COMPRESSION LATCH

Southco, Inc., Concordvi...

1. A compression latch assembly configured for latching a panel separating an interior region from an exterior region, the compression latch assembly comprising:a housing assembly defining an exterior well open to the exterior region and a compartment extending into the interior region;
a handle actuator assembly having a handle exposed within the exterior well of the housing assembly, a crank coupled to the handle, and a drive shaft coupled to the crank, wherein the handle and the crank rotate about a pivot point within the compartment of the housing assembly to move the drive shaft; and
a rotating pawl assembly having a hook defining a slot positioned to receive the drive shaft of the handle actuator assembly, wherein pivotal movement of the handle of the handle actuator assembly with respect to the pivot point actuates the hook by movement of the drive shaft of the handle actuator assembly relative to the slot from a first position within the slot to a second, different position within the slot defined in the hook.

US Pat. No. 10,138,620

FAUCET ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A THERMOSTATIC MIXING CARTRIDGE

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A faucet assembly comprising:a faucet body including a base and a spout supported by the base, in which the base includes a cold water connection and a hot water connection adapted for the reception of cold and hot water supplies, respectively, and in which the spout includes an outlet;
a hot water flow control valve and a cold water flow control valve each supported by the base of the faucet body;
a thermostatic mixing cartridge disposed in the base in which the thermostatic mixing cartridge has a hot water inlet that is in fluid communication with the hot water connection, a cold water inlet that is in fluid communication with the cold water connection, and a mixed water outlet;
a mixed water passageway having walls defined by the base which places the mixed water outlet of the thermostatic mixing cartridge in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the hot water flow control valve is opened; and
a cold water bypass passageway having walls defined by the base which places the cold water connection of the base in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the cold water flow control is opened;
wherein, during use, a flow of mixed water from the thermostatic mixing cartridge is regulated by the hot water control valve into the spout, a flow of the cold water is regulated by the cold water control valve, and the flows of both the mixed water and the cold water are further mixed at a juncture of the mixed water passageway and the cold water bypass passageway prior to exiting the faucet assembly via the outlet of the spout.

US Pat. No. 10,138,555

GAS CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM FOR GAS CONTROL SYSTEM

HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD., ...

1. A gas control system used for a vaporizer comprising: a tank adapted to contain a material; a carrier gas line adapted to introduce a carrier gas into the tank; a gas supply line through which a material gas produced by vaporizing the material and the carrier gas flow and led out of the tank; and a diluent gas line adapted to merge with the gas supply line and introduce a diluent gas into the gas supply line, the gas control system comprising:a first valve that is provided in the carrier gas line or provided in the gas supply line on an upstream side of a merging point with the diluent gas line;
a flow rate control mechanism that is provided in the diluent gas line and comprises a flow rate sensor and a second valve;
a first concentration sensor that is provided in the gas supply line on a downstream side of the merging point with the diluent gas line and adapted to measure a concentration of the material gas in a post-dilution mixed gas containing the material gas, the carrier gas, and the diluent gas;
a first valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the first valve so as to decrease a deviation between a preset setting concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas and a post-dilution measured concentration of the material gas in the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration being measured by the first concentration sensor;
a diluent gas setting flow rate calculation part adapted to, on a basis of a preset setting total flow rate of the post-dilution mixed gas, the post-dilution measured concentration, and an estimated or actually measured concentration of the material gas in a pre-dilution mixed gas, calculate a diluent gas setting flow rate that is a flow rate of the diluent gas to be flowed through the diluent gas line; and
a second valve control part adapted to control an opening level of the second valve so as to decrease a deviation between the diluent gas setting flow rate and a measured flow rate measured by the flow rate sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,539

METHOD OF MANAGING COATING UNIFORMITY WITH AN OPTICAL THICKNESS MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A method of managing thickness uniformity for coating layer on a substrate in a coating system comprising:under the application of a uniformity control system comprising a multi-mask set and a multi-beam optical monitoring system having a laser array and a detector array,
computing error function based on transmission of laser in all laser beams passing through the coating layer being formed on the substrate during a deposition process;
comparing the value of said error function of all laser beams to a predetermined constant value;
ceasing said deposition process when the value of said error function of all laser beams is less or equal to said constant value;
computing error function of each laser beam in said optical monitoring system once said deposition process is stopped;
computing deposition rates for each laser beam by plotting the value of error function of each laser beam against the time of said deposition process;
selecting the laser beam with a deposition rate different from other laser beams and identifying a certain area of said coating layer through which the laser beam passes;
adjusting said multi-mask set in a way that it is to affect the deposition process on said certain area of said coating layer so that a suitable deposition rate is to be applied to said certain area;
resuming next deposition process to form next coating layer under the adjustment of said multi-mask set.

US Pat. No. 10,138,324

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS HAVING LOW COLOR AND COLOR STABILITY

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A process for the preparation of a quenched silylated polymer composition comprising(a) reacting a prepolymer with a silylating agent, by a silylation reaction, to produce a silylated polymer composition containing reactive isocyanate functional groups in which a stabilization package containing at least one phosphite stabilizer and at least one sterically hindered phenol is added to the process before the silylation reaction or during the silylation reaction; and
(b) quenching the silylated polymer composition of step (a) by reacting a stoichiometric amount or an excess amount of at least one isocyanato-reactive scavenging agent possessing at least one active hydrogen relative with the residual isocyanate of said silylated polymer composition to produce a quenched silylated polymer composition, with the proviso that when the process is a continuous process, the process does not include backmixing of at least a portion of the silylated polymer composition.

US Pat. No. 10,138,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PARTICULATE POLYMER

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing a particulate polymer, the method comprising:polymerizing a monomer having a vinyl group in an aqueous solvent in the presence of a polymerization initiator and a surfactin salt represented by:
wherein X is an amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of leucine, isoleucine and valine; R is a C9-18 alkyl group; and M+ is an alkali metal ion or a quaternary ammonium ion,wherein a concentration of the surfactin salt in a polymerization reaction liquid is adjusted in accordance with the following formulae depending on a target particle diameter of the particulate polymer:
log(y1k)=?0.11 log(x1)+1.91
log(y2k)=?0.54 log(x2)?0.0096
log(y3k)=?0.069 log(x3)+1.55wherein y1, y2, and y3 are the target particle diameters of the particulate polymer in a unit of nm; x1, x2, and x3 are the concentrations of the surfactin salt in the polymerization reaction liquid in a unit of mM; and k is a constant of 0.5 to 2, andwherein y1 is 250 nm to 400 nm, y2 is 55 nm to less than 250 nm, and y3 is 30 nm to less than 55 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,138,201

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELETROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A compound for an organic electroluminescent device, represented by Chemical Formula 1 below:
wherein Ar1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or AO is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group,
R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or R1 is coupled with Ar1 to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, and
R2 to R13 are identical to or different from each other, and R2 to R13 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or at least one of R2 to R13 is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,137,783

HIGH-VOLTAGE VEHICLE NETWORK OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, QUICK-BREAK SWITCH AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE HIGH-VOLTAGE VEHICLE NETWORK

1. A high-voltage vehicle network of a motor vehicle, the high-voltage network comprising:a high-voltage battery;
a consumer network;
an electrical cable connecting said high-voltage battery to said consumer network;
a quick-break switch for disconnecting said high-voltage battery from said consumer network, said quick-break switch receiving an airbag signal, said quick-break switch containing a relay drive, an auxiliary drive having an activation cable and receiving the airbag signal, a magnetic drive with a control cable connected to said relay drive, and a relay with two relay contacts, said relay being open when not electrically powered; and
said magnetic drive having a movable impact armature, said auxiliary drive acting on said movable impact armature.